Chapter 368 – Newest Breed
Esteemed Huai Yu was not disappointed either, but said, “Since the date for you to go to the Myriad Beasts Demonic Forest has been fixed, you should not meet again for this period of time. Each of you should work hard to improve in his own peak. If Ah Hen can’t increase his cultivation to the second layer of the Hardened Body Stage, then you may not go.”
Yan Tianhen was dumbfounded and thought he had misheard. “In just over ten days, you want me to reach the second layer of the Hardened Body Stage? Master, I think you have some misunderstanding about me?”
Was he a genius even more formidable than Lin Xuanzhi in his master’s eyes?
Esteemed Huai Yu sneered, “Don’t think I don’t know what you’re doing in the back mountain every day. I know everything that happens here. You really think I wouldn’t know if there was an extra corpse puppet for no reason?”
The expression on Yan Tianhen’s face couldn’t be maintained, and he looked embarrassed, “Since you know, why did you pretend to know nothing?”
Esteemed Huai Yu casually answered, “If not for the sake of your little rabbit’s face, or for this master’s magnanimity and open-mindedness, I would have thrown you and that corpse puppet out together from the mountain– look at you, unexpectedly daring to raise a corpse puppet in Profound Sky Sect. Isn’t this asking for death?”
Yan Tianhen curled his lips and thought to himself, Obviously you asked me to make a corpse puppet and sent me a poison Gu, but now you pretend you don’t know anything.
Esteemed Huai Yu continued, “Why? Are you still unconvinced?”
Yan Tianhen shook his head hurriedly, “No, no.”
Lin Xuanzhi looked at the two men, who went back and forth with “You lied to me, I lied to you”, yet both of them thought they had fooled each other. He couldn’t help but find it a little funny.
Esteemed Huai Yu said coolly, “If you can’t increase your cultivation to the second layer of Hardened Body Stage with the assistance of the Yin corpse, you’d better beat yourself to death with a piece of tofu.”
Yan Tianhen stuck his tongue out at Esteemed Huai Yu and stopped pretending to be stupid. “I know.”
Lin Xuanzhi piped up, “In that case, I will not disturb Ah Hen’s practice any more. I will come back to find Ah Hen twenty days later.”
Esteemed Huai Yu waved his hand, “Go, go.”
Lin Xuanzhi left Broken Sword Peak under Yan Tianhen’s reluctant gaze. He flew directly to the foot of the mountain and took the storage bag that Yan Tianhen had handed to him beforehand.
Although grass-swallowing worms were good things, specifically for spiritual herb fields, they were not pills after all. In order to ensure the purity of Pill Heart Pavilion, Lin Xuanzhi took the grass-swallowing worms to Yin Yang Studio where spiritual herbs and materials mixed.
The shopkeeper of Yin Yang Studio was a young man brought over by Qing Zhu. He was called Qin Shuang. Although he looked very young, he was very serious and had a lot of experience in doing things. With Yin Yang Studio in his hands, the shop soon got on the right track.
Qin Shuang saw Lin Xuanzhi with a somewhat surprised smile on his face.
“Master, I haven’t seen you for a long time.” Qin Shuang came over and said with a smile.
Lin Xuanzhi also smiled faintly, “Although I don’t come often, I can bring you some surprises every time I come.”
Qin Shuang recognized the grass-swallowing worms and said in surprise, “These are grass-swallowing worms? But they’re so big. I’ve never seen a grass-swallowing worm as big as a palm!”
Lin Xuanzhi smiled mysteriously, “With the help of experts, a new breed has been cultivated.”
Qin Shuang was also very knowledgeable. He sucked in a breath, “This new breed is really awesome.”
Lin Xuanzhi put the hundreds of grass-swallowing worms into more than 50 jars in turn, emptying all of the grass-swallowing worms in the storage bag.
Qin Shuang’s eyes were already staring straight at the grass-swallowing worms that were springing up and down inside the jar. “Master, are you sure these grass-swallowing worms aren’t for baking?”
Lin Xuanzhi couldn’t help but laugh. He remembered that Yan Tianhen once coveted grass-swallowing worms and said, “I don’t know if it’s delicious, but it’s very effective.”
Qin Shuang raised his eyebrows, “Is there anything special about it?”
Lin Xuanzhi said, “Not only is it’s life span longer than that of ordinary grass-swallowing worms, but the speed of eating weeds is also several times better than ordinary ones. You can try this yourself and make sure.”
Qin Shuang’s eyes shook slightly, already eager to try.
Holding a jar in his arms, he said with some impatience, “Master, I’ll try it for a period of time and give you the result when I have a specific evaluation.”
Lin Xuanzhi nodded, “How to fix the price is up to you. In addition, you don’t have to sell all of these grass-swallowing worms. Leave ten pairs to use in your own spiritual herb field. They are all equally male and female. Perhaps after a period of time, they can also produce small grass grass-swallowing worms.”
“Uh-huh, I know.” Qin Shuang nodded repeatedly.
Lin Xuanzhi picked up five more jars and said, “I have to go to the Yuan Family’s spiritual herb shop, so I won’t say too much anymore.”
Lin Xuanzhi then came to the Yuan Family’s spiritual herb shop and handed the five jars to the shopkeeper who had previously sold the worms to him.
At the sight of these grass-swallowing worms, the shopkeeper’s face was full of surprise and he couldn’t close his mouth. He had lived for so many years. How could he have ever seen such strong and stout grass-swallowing worms?
Even, he could see the rows of teeth finely broken inside the mouth of the grass-swallowing worms.
“This…” The shopkeeper’s eyes were almost bulging out.
Lin Xuanzhi smiled faintly, “These grass-swallowing worms are the new varieties from the worms that you gave me before. I haven’t used them much yet. Shopkeeper might as well give them a try and see how effective they are.”
The shopkeeper’s eyes were bright as he looked at Lin Xuanzhi with burning eyes, “How did you cultivate it?”
Lin Xuanzhi smiled but said nothing.
Knowing that he had crossed the line, the shopkeeper pondered for a moment, then said, “Well, if it works, I’ll give you this credit.”
Lin Xuanzhi replied, “Thank you very much.”
After leaving Yuan Family’s spiritual herb shop, Lin Xuanzhi walked leisurely up the mountain.
After returning, Lin Xuanzhi began his closed-door seclusion. On one hand, he was refining the lightning-inducing magic tool. On the other, he was also refining some magic weapons to prepare for entering the Myriad Beasts Demonic Forest.
In addition to him, Yuan Tianwen and Duan Yuyang were also making full preparations.
Duan Yuyang’s cultivation was not high, but fortunately when refining talismans, the requirement for cultivation was not as high as other Taoist methods. In addition, with the Yuan family’s deep pockets, Duan Yuyang could acquire the most superior talisman papers and cinnabar blood, which was why his ability to refine talismans was very good. Even the level of them was rising.
Meanwhile, Yuan Tianwen cultivated the Butterfly Transformation Dual Cultivation method of the Yuan Family. Since he was able to practice dual cultivation with Duan Yuyang, it was like he was skipping through the levels easily. After a day of cultivating, his cultivation ascended to the peak of the third layer of Hardened Body Stage. Now, he could level up to the Primary Realm at any time.
However, Duan Yuyang and Su Mo both believed that Yuan Tianwen’s cultivation needed to be suppressed for some time, so Yuan Tianwen deliberately restrained himself.
Half a month later, Du Qiying got the magic treasure to attract thunder from Tong Le.
The magic treasure’s appearance was in the shape of a bagua mirror, which couldn’t be seen through from the outside. Spiritual Qi couldn’t be detected, nor could one feel any spiritual Qi related to the thunder element in it. This made Du Qiying doubtful.
“Does this thing really work?” Du Qiying asked Tong Le suspiciously.
Tong Le smiled, “The craftsman said it’ll work, but whether it was efficient or not depended on trying it out in person. However, this is an auxiliary device, even if it was useless, it would not do any harm to the body. ”
Du Qiying looked at the magic treasure over and over again, unsure. He hesitated for a moment before saying, “I’ll give it a try first. If I can really attract lightning, then I’ll give you the rest of the money after my cultivation increases. If it’s useless…. Ha.”
Du Qiying sneered.
Tong Le said with some embarrassment, “Brother Du, I thought we agreed to deliver the goods in one hand and pay half the deposit in the other.”
Du Qiying answered, “I have already given a sum of money before. Who knows if it doesn’t work. If it doesn’t, wouldn’t my millions of gold be wasted?”
Tong Le also wanted to say something, but Di Qiying waved it off.
“You deal with this matter yourself. I’ll go into closed-door seclusion now. Don’t disturb me.”
After Du Qiying finished, he proudly took the thunder-inducing magic tool and walked towards his cultivation room at Broken Sword Peak.
Tong Le called after him for a few words, but received no response from the other party. Tong Le couldn’t help but curl his mouth in a sneer, muttering in a low voice, “I don’t believe that you can really come out alive. Just treat the money as fees for buying your coffin.”
Tong Le was about to leave Broken Sword Peak when he turned around and saw Lin Xuanzhi, dressed in white and standing not too far away.
Tong Le’s body froze. Then he walked towards Lin Xuanzhi.
“Gentleman Lin.” Tong Le greeted, “I have already given him the magic tool. He will die before long.”
Lin Xuanzhi looked at him lightly, “Who told you I want his life?”
Tong Le was stunned, “Don’t you want to make use of such a good opportunity?”
Lin Xuanzhi secretly thought, Tong Le was really a ruthless person. He would even kill the person by his pillow if he had the chance. While saying it, his expression actually didn’t change and his heart didn’t jump.
Lin Xuanzhi narrowed his eyes slightly, “Don’t you have any attachments to Du Qiying?”
Tong Le obviously didn’t expect Lin Xuanzhi to ask him such a question. He paused for a moment, then smiled wryly, “I know you definitely think I’m not a good person and have a vicious mind, but Du Qiying and I are only in a mutually beneficial relationship. Moreover, my relationship with him was initially forced by him. How could I have any feelings for him? He also urged me to lay hands on you before.”
Lin Xuanzhi didn’t seem to believe it.
Tong Le thought for a moment and continued, “I have another secret to tell you. At the beginning, you were the prime cultivator in Profound Sky Sect. Your limelight was unparalleled for a while. By all reason, no one should have been able to backstab you without being held accountable and also force you down the mountain in a hurry. At that time, I had the same scruples and was afraid to do anything to you. But then a single sentence from Du Qiying reassured me.”
Lin Xuanzhi looked at him, “What did he say?”
A dim light flashed through Tong Le’s eyes as he admitted, “He said Jiang Chenzi is his father.”
Sarah: the time of reckoning is near (rubs hands excitedly)