Chapter 612: Failing twice
Translator: Misty Cloud Translations Editor: Misty Cloud Translations
“You Yue, this is my master.” Ying Bai Chun saw that Sima You Yue was rather safe and sound, and wasn’t as worried as before. He introduced her to Divine Valley Master.
“Greetings, Valley Master.” Sima You Yue greeted him.
“You should call me Martial Uncle, no?” Divine Valley Master said with a smile.
Sima You Yue had once heard Wu Lingyu tell her that Old Man Devil and Divine Valley Master were brothers. Based on this, she should indeed call him Martial Uncle.
“I, You Yue, greets Martial Uncle.” She greeted once again.
Through this greeting, they had become closer upon their first meeting.
“Martial Uncle, Senior Ying, what are you doing here?” Sima You Yue asked.
“We were worried that you would not know of the proper customs and rules here and end up evoking their ire. So we have come to supervise you.” Ying Bai Chun said.
Sima You Yue felt warm. They had actually followed Wu La Li here because they were worried for her safety.
“You Yue, we have prepared all the ingredients you requested. When do you need them?” Wu La Li asked.
“The sooner the better. If it’s possible, I can go and get it now.” Sima You Yue said.
“Big Bro, entertain our guests. I will bring him to the refining area.” Wu La Lu said.
“You Yue, let’s go.” Wu La Lu said to Sima You Yue
Wu La Lu was the second prince of the Violet Water clan, and the person who took charge of most things. During her three months here, his hatred and contempt had turned to respect, and they had slowly become friends.
Sima You Yue said her farewells to Divine Valley Master and Ying Bai Chun before leaving with Wu La Lu.
“Valley Master, Young Master. This is the first time you have come to my Violet Water Clan. I initially wanted to take you for a tour, however, in light of my mother’s situation, I’m afraid that I have to neglect you.” Wu La Lu said.
“You Highness, there is no need to worry about this. Why don’t we head to where You Yue is refining things?”
“Okay. Once the time comes, I will bring you for a good tour around our area.” Wu La Li said, “Follow me.”
Sima You Yue followed Wu La Lu to the peak of a sea mountain. At the peak was a cave, and the cave was actually different from the other caves. Most caves led downwards, but this one actually climbed upwards.
They swam up to the top of the cave until they reached an entrance.
“We’re here.” Wu La Lu headed up first out of the cave, with Sima You Yue trailing after him.
“There’s actually no water here.” Sima You Yue looked at the dry cavern, and it was hard to imagine that there was actually a place like this underwater.
“This is a place I found in my free time when I was younger. I don’t know why, but the sea water does not flow here.” Wu La Lu said, “How is this place for your refinement?”
“It will do.” Sima You Yue said, “Although there’s quite a bit of pressure, it should be no pressure for refinement purposes.”
There were sounds coming from the entrance. Hey turned their gaze to it, only to see Wu La Li , Ying Bai Chun and Divine Valley Master emerging.
“Big Bro, what are you guys doing here?”
“We came to take a look. How is this place?” Wu La Li asked.
“Not bad, You Yue is preparing to start the refinement.” Wu La Lu said, “We’re waiting for him to start now.”
Sima You Yue took out a huge desk and placed the ingredients on it. When they saw the usual herbs growing by the mountain side, Wu La Li and his brother were stupefied.
“Do your human pills require so many ingredients?” Wu La Lu asked.
“The usual pills do not require so many. The pill that You Yue’s about to refine is rather high in rank. That’s why it needs so many ingredients.” Ying Bai Chun explained.
“That time, back at the heavenly sect, the talent he displayed caused a huge shock for everyone. It’s also because of his performance that I trusted in him.” Wu La Li moved when he recalled what happened back then,
The Divine Valley master was extremely happy. This was a person who was fit to be from the divine devil valley. She would surely fill many powers with envy.
Sima You Yue did not pay attention to their gazes and she continued to sort out the ingredients. It could be because of the altitude, but she could not call forth as much power here, which would cause the refinements to fail.
Furthermore, in order to avoid failure, she had even chosen to define a few types of other pills in order to get herself used to the environment.
Only after that, did she begin to refine the Fundamental Pill she needed.
The Fundamental Pill was rather similar to the Nirvana Pill. it’s just that it wasn’t as heaven-defying as the Nirvana pill. The Violet Water queen only needed the Fundamental Pill to recover.
She sorted out the ingredients and Divine Valley Master had gone through pains to gather three portions because he was afraid that she would fail. It was enough when that was on to that the ones she already had in her possession.
The process of refining pills was rather smooth. However, the first time she had fused it, she had wasted the entire batch of ingredients because of a tiny mistake.
Sima You Yue was not too agitated about the result. She kept the wasted ingredients away and cleaned the pot out again. Then, she ate two pills and sat cross-legged in order to recover her mental energy. Once she had enough, she started her second try.
This time, she was a lot more careful in refining the pill. However, she failed after the first step. When she heard the deflating sound from the furnace, she knew immediately that the ingredients were wasted once again.
She had to think hard again. She stood in front of her last batch. This time, she did not rush to act, choosing instead to ponder carefully about the previous two failed tries.
Wu La Li and the others had remained watching her the entire day. They saw that she had already wasted two batches of the three. If she failed again, all their hopes would be dashed.
“Master, it seems that the pill You Yue is refining is of the seventh rank?” Ying Bai Chun said with uncertainty.
“It should be.” Divine Valley Master was anxious from the moment she began to refine the pill, even more so than the Wu La brothers. If she was successful, she would be a seventh ranked alchemist! If word of such a young Seventh Ranked alchemist spread, it would be the envy of so many!
Sima You Yue closed her eyes and thought deeply. Her entire person seemed to sink into a state of deep contemplation. Each step of her purification, fusion and finally binding was taken apart bit by bit, and it seemed as if there was a person in her head breaking it down for her.
After a long time, she finally opened her eyes and they were bright and clear. She walked in front of the table to try again.
The Divine Valley Master noted her calm and unhurried manner, and nodded satisfactorily. That she was able to remain calm under such monumental pressure showed that she had more than the average level of confidence. It was rare for a person of that age to have such depth of character.
Sima You Yue refined the pill step by step, and did not let her mind wander to anything else. Her brain was filled with the refinement process. Purify, fuse and bind. Each step was done steady. The temperature, size of the flame… every step was controlled to a t.
Just as they thought that the refinement had been a success, there was the sound of something hitting the side of the furnace. Wu La Li and Wu La Lu’s expressions fell. They cried out, “Could it have failed again?”
It was not only the brothers who were disappointed. The Divine Valley Master and Ying Bai Chun had weird expressions as well.