Esteemed Huai Yu glanced sideways at Yan Tianhen, pride and satisfaction faintly apparent in his gaze.
“When your Master refines pills, he doesn’t need to use a pill furnace.”
Yan Tianhen was dumbfounded, “Ah? How are you able to practice alchemy without using a pill furnace?”
Esteemed Huai Yu’s fingers sped up and his previously half-lidded eyes had completely changed. Yan Tianhen could see that a purple fire mark floated between his eyebrows and a purple flame suddenly appeared out of thin air in front of him.
Yan Tianhen exclaimed, “Wow!”
This was actually one of the rarest flames found in Heaven and Earth!
Although Yan Tianhen didn’t know the name of this unique fire, it didn’t stop him from flooding his entire mind with thoughts of, What the fuck, what the fuck, Esteemed Huai is so powerful, he doesn’t even need a furnace to refine pills. He can just use this rare flame to refine them.
For Esteemed Huai, he reckoned he could refine such a simple medicinal pill with his eyes closed, so he didn’t have the slightest sense of crisis. Instead, he slowed down his speed, in order to let Yan Tianhen watch clearly how he refined it.
The unique flame was burning and spinning, changing from big to small, bright then dark.
Yan Tianhen only thought that Huai Yu’s hand seals were very beautiful, as if they were flowing clouds and waters. While his slender fingers moved as though they were dancing.
Some of the spiritual herbs had already turned into juice, some into ashes, while others were refined to become either heavier or lighter. However, the commonality throughout all this was the steady, ceaseless flow of spiritual Qi and Yin Qi.
Eh? Yin Qi?
Yan Tianhen thought he was sensing it wrongly, but wisps of aura coming from Esteemed Huai Yu had made him detect something which was both familiar and strange.
That must have been Yin Qi.
Yan Tianhen didn’t know why, but he was a little excited.
He was full of doubts that he wished to query. However, he kept in mind the advice of Esteemed Huai Yue to not disturb him during the process of refining pills. He reluctantly suppressed the urge to ask and carefully observed Esteemed Huai Yu’s alchemist hand seals and how to lead the spiritual Qi into the pill.
It was not long before Esteemed Huai Yu completed the seals and withdrew the unique flame. He then held out a round medicinal pill in his hand.
Yan Tianhen gaped, “That’s it?”
Esteemed Huai Yu replied, “It’s been an hour and only a Primary Level pill has been refined. How long do you think this should take?”
Yan Tianhen took the pill and examined it carefully. He couldn’t help but be amazed, “A top-grade Hardened Body Pill?”
“Why are you making such a big fuss? It’s as if you haven’t seen one before. Yes, this is merely a Hardened Body Pill. Don’t act as if you’ve just seen a Divine Level pill,” Esteemed Huai Yu said with some disdain.
Yan Tianhen touched his nose and felt that he was indeed overreacting.
However, he still couldn’t contain his excitement, “Just an hour ah! Master, you are truly powerful. If I were to swallow this pill, I would surely be in the Hardened Body stage by now.”
“Don’t treat pills like candies.” Esteemed Huai Yu retorted, sweeping over Yan Tianhen with his phoenix eyes, “Although this medicinal pill has no side effects and has a 100% success rate, you have to be aware that on this road of cultivation, higher cultivation doesn’t necessarily mean more strength. If you only have high cultivation but no actual combat experience, you would just be a beautiful flower vase that can be killed as soon as you encounter danger.”
Yan Tianhen sighed and reluctantly averted his sight from the pill, “Master, don’t worry, I understand these truths. I won’t casually take medicinal pills to advance my cultivation.”
Esteemed Huai Yu gave him a blank look, “Brat, you know shit.”
Yan Tianhen, “…..”
Esteemed Huai Yu continued, “Now it’s your turn. There wasn’t any pill furnace to hide my hands earlier and I have also deliberately slowed down a lot, so you should be able to start refining.”
Yan Tianhen, “……”
Refining pills was easier said than done. He had never refined a Hardened Body Pill before. It was even more difficult to refine than a Foundation Pill. How could he start refining that right away?
“Master, didn’t you say that I should become a poison master?” Yan Tianhen asked.
“Yes ah,” Esteemed Huai Yu nodded, “but don’t you know that poison masters were originally alchemists in the past? You have to first become an alchemist before you can become a poison master.”
Yan Tianhen, “……”
Mommy, I’ve been tricked!
Looking at his displeased face, Esteemed Huai Yu couldn’t help but laugh, “I have said before that you could only refine poison pills, due to the fact that you didn’t have a good pill furnace at that time. If you had bought those pill furnaces from the market, you would only be able to use them once. It wouldn’t matter to me, but for you, I’m sure you wouldn’t have been able to bear the cost. However, who would have thought that your Dage would be able to craft such a Yin pill furnace for you? Hence, this pill furnace is in harmony with your attributes, so even if you use it to refine normal pills, you wouldn’t have to be afraid of the furnace exploding again.”
Yan Tianhen was a mix of joy and sorrow, “Really?”
Esteemed Huai Yu replied, “If you don’t believe me, you might as well try it yourself.”
Yan Tianhen’s hands had already been itching to try, so he sat up properly and placed the pill furnace in front of him. He then began the process of refining the Hardened Body Pill by following the method Esteemed Huai Yu did earlier.
This refining process went on for a day and night.
When the sun rose in the East and everything was waking up, there was a loud bang and a medicinal pill was formed!
Yan Tianhen looked at the round and bright-colored Hardened Body Pill in his hand, and his expression was simply too complicated to say.
“I really didn’t expect it.” Yan Tianhen sighed, his expression looking strangely heavy.
“What?” Esteemed Huai Yu asked casually.
“I’m actually a genius!” Yan Tianhen’s eyes were very bright as he continued excitedly, “I can actually refine the pill on my first try and I have yet to even blow up a furnace. Even if the Yin Fire and the Yin Qi in my body were added to this pill furnace, they would be instantly melted by it! Ha, ha, ha, ha, I am indeed a genius!”
The supposed two negatives make a positive, so the extreme Yin has been changed to Yang.
Esteemed Huai Yu looked at his complacent little appearance and felt a faint sense of pride in his heart.
Not only does my son resemble me in appearance, but also in talent. He’s not like Yan Zhonghua at all, who could only pretend to be cool all day long.
This Chanchan was not so much a poison pill furnace but more of a Yin pill furnace. When Lin Xuanzhi was selecting materials, all of them possessed Yin attributes.
However, Yan Tianhen could use this pill furnace to refine pills without using the principle of turning Yin into Yang.
It was because in this pill furnace, the most important steps, such as the leading spiritual Qi into the vessel, smelting with soulfire, and forging and carving spiritual Qi, all used the Yang Qi from Lin Xuanzhi’s body.
Lin Xuanzhi’s Yang Qi could be considered unparalleled in this world. He was conceived in the Eastern kingdom of the Nine Lands. His father was the East Sovereign Xuan Wushe, who had bathed in the first rays of the Nine Lands’ morning sun every day. He was also the legendary Star of Salvation in the world. The Yang Qi in his body could naturally suppress these Yin and evil things easily.
In addition, he used these Yin materials that were completely in conformity with Yan Tianhen’s own attributes. The combination of these two reasons led to Yan Tianhen feeling that Chanchan was very handy when refining pills, like a divine aid. He didn’t have to worry about his energies blowing up the furnace, nor did he have to worry about his successful pills being regarded as Yin and evil.
Esteemed Huai Yu couldn’t help but think that having a big brother like Lin Xuanzhi was actually not so bad after all. At the very least, he could refine a magic treasure and solve his issues head-on when faced with difficulties and complications. Most importantly, Lin Xuanzhi was very willing to make great efforts for the sake of Yan Tianhen. He didn’t know how much time Lin Xuanzhi spent crafting this treasure tool.
After he finished crafting Chanchan, it would be impossible for him to craft any more magic treasures for at least one month. His soulfire and body wouldn’t be able to bear it.
Thinking about this, Esteemed Huai Yu’s mood was a little complicated.
What he did for his son was not as much as what Lin Xuanzhi did, and he was the father. He felt a little ashamed when he thought about it, and his heart was rather unhappy.
“Ah Hen ah.” Esteemed Huai Yu asked bluntly, “When your Dage gave you Chanchan, were you very touched?”
“Of course.” Yan Tianhen nodded his head as he hugged Chanchan to his chest.
Esteemed Huai Yu lightly coughed, “If I want–“
“Don’t even think about it!” Yan Tianhen jumped up with Chanchan in his arms, stepping back warily as he looked at Esteemed Huai Yu, “This is specially made for me by my Dage. I won’t give you anything. This is mine, mine!”
Esteemed Huai Yu, “…”
Damn you, I never thought I was like this in your eyes!
Esteemed Huai Yu unkindly said, “Is this how you regard this Venerable? That this Venerable is the kind of despicable and dirty person who snatches others’ things?”
Yan Tianhen began to nod subconsciously, but when he saw Esteemed Huai Yu narrowed his eyes, he desperately shook his head, as if his life depended on it.
Esteemed Huai Yu rolled his eyes, “I’m a tolerant and magnanimous master, so I won’t dispute with boys like you. Alright, you should behave and practice alchemy here for now. Once you are familiar with it, you will then be able to leave the secret chamber again.”
Yan Tianhen said embarrassedly, “Master, my Dage will come find me once he is done with his chores at the foot of the mountain in the next two days.”
Esteemed Huai Yu hooked his lips and smiled sinisterly. “Lin Xuanzhi is coming ah. That’s good. I haven’t had much direct contact with this Dage of yours yet. During your closed-door cultivation, let your Master treat him well for you.”
Yan Tianhen had a sense of foreboding. He just wanted to say that he would entertain his Dage himself, but Esteemed Huai Yu was able to see through his plan at a glance.
“You’ve been fishing for three days and basking in the net for two days. When will you be able to impress your Dage?” Esteemed Huai Yu attacked him at his weakest point, then coaxed him, “Besides, didn’t you say that you wanted to pay your Dage’s debts on his behalf?”
Yan Tianhen was immediately convinced.
It was definitely more important to repay the debt. The moment he thought of that daily interest of 10,000 gold, it seemed as if his whole person was rejuvenated with energy. At the very least, he had to ensure that his Dage could pay the interest?
Yan Tianhen grudgingly agreed, “Very well, I’ll enter closed-door cultivation for a few days. When my Dage comes, you must treat him well and not bully him.”
Esteemed Huai Yu verbally promised, but in his heart, he thought that he must certainly make this boy back off after realizing the difficulty.
Yan Tianhen continued to cultivate and practice his alchemy in seclusion. After three days, everything seemed to be settling down in the mountain and the store’s business was going on the right track and developing with gratifying momentum, Lin Xuanzhi then called on Lin Yufan, who was cultivating on Broken Sword Peak.
Lin Yufan was still dressed in a plain robe. He was tall and had a bone structure that was much wider than that of ordinary women. His long hair was simply pulled up with a jade bone hairpin that had a demonic beast design on it. His entire being was beautiful and refined. His cool and elegant appearance made people dare not easily play with him.
When Lin Yufan saw Lin Xuanzhi, he gave a half greeting, “Why did the Young Master call me here?”
Lin Xuanzhi said, “Sit down first.”
Lin Yufan sat on the chair with a graceful posture.
Lin Xuanzhi glanced at him, “There are no outsiders here.”
Lin Yufan said flatly, “Even if there are no outsiders, there’s no wall without eyes. Since I still have to pretend, I would have to do it to the point that people will find fault.”
He glanced towards the window, “What’s more, although there are no outsiders, but there’s a foreign bird. In this world, birds are not necessarily trustworthy.”
Feng Jingyu, “…..”
If this beautiful woman didn’t know of his existence before, then he really does have the potential to be a spy.
Lin Xuanzhi was very satisfied, “That’s why I said that you are the most suitable person to be a blade in the dark.”
Lin Yufan was always special, even if others noticed it, they would never think that it would be anything strange.
Lin Yufan was a cautious person, and at the same time, his observation skills were extremely strong. Otherwise, he wouldn’t have survived living in the Lin family’s house for more than 20 years without anyone noticing that he was a man.
Sarah: HY always thinking that all of YTH’s best traits came from him XD
Ea: Of course, it’s totally and completely true
Islanor: Too true! Haha wonder what his Dage would have to face when he sees HY