Chapter 228: The Spiritual Replenishment Elixir
Translator: Sparrow Translations Editor: Sparrow Translations
Having roughly calculated the position of the Spiritual Replenishment Elixir, Lin Feng had a gauge of what to do and began spinning the wheel.
Lin Feng fixed his eyes nervously on the spinning wheel. After three complete rotations, the wheel started spinning at a slower speed and after laboriously going for another half a round, it was about to stop.
Lin Feng’s eyes narrowed. According to his estimations, the wheel would spin for three and a half rounds and stop at the third box which contained the Spiritual Replenishment Elixir.
According to the regulations, the wheel would spin for three and a half rounds before stopping within the first to the fourth boxes.
Lin Feng had previously chosen the third box, and succeeded, so he chose the third box this time out of habit again.
But a one-in-four probability would not bless him every time. This time, the God of Luck just brushed past Lin Feng’s shoulders. The wheel spun for three and a half rounds and stopped at the second box, refusing to move another inch forward.
Lin Feng shook his head. Things that relied on luck simply cannot be forced.
After looking at the reward he received, Lin Feng scratched his head. Before attempting the Lottery, he already observed the other prizes surrounding the Spiritual Replenishment Elixir and recognised his alternative choices.
The Dragon Tendon Rope. It is made from the tendons of the Immemorial Celestial Dragon, which are incredibly durable, being one of the toughest materials in existence in the Grand Celestial World. After being made into rope, the tensile strength and durability had become top-notch.
Lin Feng examined the Dragon Tendon Rope before him carefully. It has evidently undergone further processing, being thinner than a finger and completely dyed in a faint gold hue, emanating forth the overpowering aura of dragons.
Even though the dragon was dead, with the tendons extracted to make rope, but the sturdy vigour and spiritual energy within the dragon’s blood were still inside.
“Dragon Tendon, Dragon Tendon …” Lin Feng suddenly tightened his grasp around the Dragon Tendon Rope. An idea had struck him. “The Zhuyan Demon Eye that Yan Mingyue gave me, is formed from the eyeball of an Immemorial Celestial Dragon at the level of a Demonic Grand Sage.”
The Zhuyan Demon Eye that Yan Mingyue gave as a congratulatory gift was indeed a precious treasure, but Lin Feng had not had any plans to test its capabilities.
The Zhuyan Demon Eye was no doubt a Magic Treasure Embryo, but that did not mean that anyone who got their hands on it could develop it into a Magic Treasure.
There was still that saying, Magic Treasures are treasures that can only be generated by great Immortal Soul cultivators, just that this is not an easy task even for them. They too need to find Magic Treasure Embryos that yielded the spiritual energy of the heavens and earth.
Creating a Magic Treasure from scratch is impossibly difficult, which is why Magic Treasure Embryos are extremely precious.
And even if cultivators below the Immortal Soul stage manage to obtain Magic Treasure Embryos, they can only look at them and salivate. Attempting to forcefully craft a treasure can only yield two possible outcomes.
One, the embryo becomes completely ruined. Although it might still be a precious treasure, it would lose its spiritual energy, and the final product would be a Nascent Soul stage Magic Item at best.
Two, the embryo’s spiritual energy overflows, and repels the unqualified cultivator, and may even escape.
Lin Feng has never shied away from harbouring suspicions for others with utmost mistrust, and to him, Yan Mingyue seemed to bear intentions to observe how long Lin Feng would take to cultivate the Zhuyan Demon Eye into a true Magic Treasure.
If Lin Feng accomplished this task quickly, then Yan Mingyue could confirm that Lin Feng had reached the Immortal Soul stage.
But if Lin Feng did not make a move, Yan Mingyue would inevitably become suspicious and come up with various speculations.
“The Zhuyan Demon Eye, Dragon Tendon … Immemorial Celestial Dragon, hm, perhaps this might work!” After contemplating for a moment, Lin Feng cracked a smile. “Under normal circumstances, Magic Treasures can only be crafted by Immortal Soul cultivators.”
“But I’m not an ordinary person. It’ll just be very difficult, with very intricate planning required.”
With his mind set on an idea, Lin Feng threw this matter to the back of his mind for now and turned his attention back to the Lottery System.
The first spin did not yield the Spiritual Replenishment Elixir, which made Lin Feng slightly depressed.
And the second attempt would reshuffle the prizes. Lin Feng entered the Lottery System to check out his options and became even more dejected.
This time round, the prizes offered by the Lottery System did not even include the Spiritual Replenishment Elixir. Both the Spin-a-wheel System and the Dice System showed no sign of the Spiritual Replenishment Elixir.
Lin Feng cursed silently, exited the Lottery System, then entered the Exchange System. The list of items was unveiled, and Lin Feng was suddenly greeted by the Spiritual Replenishment Elixir once again.
“Don’t get excited yet.” Lin Feng took a deep breath and calmed his nerves before checking the trading price of the elixir. With one glance, his vision momentarily turned black.
8000 exchange points!
Among all the available elixirs and medicines in the Exchange System, its price was only second to the Trāyastriṃśa Elixir of Creation.
Lin Feng instantly became crestfallen. His entire accumulated net worth did not even reach this price of 8000.
The thing Lin Feng resented the System the most for would be their ambiguously deceiving punishments, and the thing he resented next would be his abysmally low exchange points.
The main point was about not the low number of points he had, but with such little points, the prices of desirable things in the Exchange System were sky-high!
This made Lin Feng particularly want to swear and curse.
He previously earned a large amount at the auction at the Spiritual Conference of Hanhai, and Mei Wulang also gave him a large congratulatory sum on behalf of the Zhou Emperor Liang Pan at the Sect-opening Ceremony. In the real world, Lin Feng’s net worth was already a considerable amount.
He cannot compare to the big players with sects running for tens of thousands of years, but compared to the average person, Lin Feng was already an indisputably rich man.
But in his own Exchange System, Lin Feng was always terribly poor, and could never enjoy the thrill of unrestricted shopping.
Staring at his meagre few hundred exchange points, then looking at the price of the Spiritual Replenishment Elixir again, Lin Feng became so despondent that he wanted to punch someone.
He swore, if the Exchange System was a shop in the real world, he would definitely barge in and rob it.
Lin Feng exhaled a long breath of impure aura and exited the Exchange System, returning to the Lottery System.
With only one chance left, Lin Feng unhesitatingly selected the Lucky Draw System, gunning only for the Spiritual Replenishment Elixir!
The Lucky Draw has four different lots. Drawing the red lot’s special prize would allow Lin Feng to obtain his desired item from the Exchange System. It is akin to using a chip to exchange for the item and works even if the item’s price is a few hundred thousand exchange points.
Lin Feng wanted the red lot in order to obtain the Spiritual Replenishment Elixir.
Just that figuring out what to use as collateral for the chip was a real pain. After checking the available property he could use, Lin Feng went into deep thought, “Those Buddhist relics? They’re not very suitable, though I believe that these relics would have an unreplaceable role in certain situations.”
“The Black Crow Jade Sculpture? This thing conceals dark mantras in it and still has its uses but it’s nowhere as precious as the Spiritual Replenishment Elixir, so the chances of drawing a red lot would be very slim.”
“It’s the same for the Wind and Thunder Sigel.”
Lin Feng already handed the three Nascent Soul Magic Items to Xiao Yan and the others, which included the Desolate Nine Thunder Divine Web, Heaven and Earth Mirror, and the Green Bronze Crucible of Emptiness. Lin Feng has no intention of taking them back.
“Right, I almost forgot.” After pondering for a bit, Lin Feng knocked his head and took out an ink brush.
It was the Spring and Autumn Brush, the personal Magic Item of Zhang Hai, the household manager of the Marquis of Xuanji.
At that time, Zhang Hai was imprisoned inside Lin Feng’s Celestial Small World and was almost obliterated to dust by the Destruction of Heaven and Earth Spell. Fortunately, Mei Wulang pleaded for his life in time, and Lin Feng spared him.
But Lin Feng just seized his Spring and Autumn Brush for himself.
The Spring and Autumn Brush was Zhang Hai’s personal magic weapon, and when coupled with his Abhijina Celestial Talisman, it can unleash incredible amounts of firepower. During the battle on the barren plains outside Shazhou City, although Zhu Yi could hold his ground against him, Zhang Hai gained the upper hand as the battle progressed.
In that battle, Zhu Yi, Xiao Yan, and Xiao Budian fought against the three great Nascent Soul stage cultivators. Although Zhu Yi applied the greatest pressure on their opponents, his odds of victory were the slightest.
Previously, two Nascent Soul stage elders from the Great Thunderclap Temple perished at the hands of Zhang Hai, which proved how formidable his Abhijina and mana were.
But to Lin Feng, this Spring and Autumn Brush could not be put to good use. It was not compatible with any mantras or Abhijina he mastered in.
But it could not be any more suitable to be used as collateral for the Lucky Draw.
Lin Feng immediately placed the Spring and Autumn Brush down and stared at the bamboo cup of lots in the Lucky Draw space. Soon enough, thirty lots appeared above the cup.
Six red lots!
Lin Feng confirmed his sight immediately and heaved a small sigh of relief. The highest possible occurrence of red lots was six, a 20% chance, he could not ask for more.
Besides the six red lots, there were fifteen long white lots that would randomly select a prize, six normal white lots that would return the collateral with no net gain, and three short white lots that would leave him empty-handed.
Lin Feng heaved a long sigh of relief. Using a Nascent Soul stage magic item was indeed the right choice.
The number of red lots and long white lots that would yield better results totalled up to 21. A 70% chance was already pretty high.
Lin Feng still remembered the first time he participated in the Lucky Draw, there were only three red lots and nine long white lots, which added up to a mere 14% chance.
“Start shaking the lots!” At Lin Feng’s order, thirty lots fell into the bamboo cup and starting shuffling rapidly. It stopped shortly after, and all the lots sat quietly in the cup.
The exposed portions of the lots were all identical. Lin Feng waited no longer and just relied on his luck, swiftly picking one random lot.
When the lot was drawn out from the cup, Lin Feng instantly let out a wail.
Lin Feng then forced a crumpled smile that looked more painful than someone crying. “It can’t be that I’ve exhausted all my luck during my previous attempts, can it?”
He gazed at his lot, and made a wry smile. At least he had some consolation, the lot he drew was a long white one.
Although the System’s explanations state that long white lots would randomly draw a prize to trade with the collateral offered, but based on past experiences, the randomly selected prize may not necessarily be too shabby, and may even be quite useful.
For instance, Lin Feng’s first Sect Construction Deed was obtained by drawing a long white lot.
“I can only comfort myself like this now.” Lin Feng shook his head and watched as the long white lot flickered thrice in mid-air and morphed into a ray of white light which landed in front of him.
The white light dissipated to reveal a box.
Lin Feng blinked his eyes. He opened the box, but the box was completely empty.
Then, the System’s prompter rang in Lin Feng’s ears. After hearing the message, Lin Feng was momentarily stunned but soon broke out into laughter.
“How did that old saying go again? When the heavens close a door on you, they will definitely open a window for you.”
“Haha, the Spiritual Replenishment Elixir, I’m coming for you!”