Chapter 614: Trash?
Translator: Transn Editor: Transn
All craftsmen knew that every crafting material had a different melting point.
Therefore, it was important to memorize the melting point of each material.
There was a specific order when it came to placing materials into the furnace. Materials with a higher melting point would be placed in first.
Instead, Su Mo simultaneously dumped almost all of his materials into the crafting furnace.
As a result, materials with lower melting points would burn up before the other materials had even melted.
“Does Su Mo not understand craftsmanship?”
“I’ve never seen anyone do that!”
“He’s messing around! He’ll be left with a pile of trash!”
Everyone was left speechless and confused by Su Mo’s actions.
Even the Sky-sea Pavilion’s judges and the King craftsman, Shan Gu, were shocked.
Sikong Yan could not help but stop and stare blankly at Su Mo.
After a while, Sikong Yan smiled and said, “Su Mo, you can’t do that even if you are trying to save time! I guess I’m winning for sure!”
Sikong Yan thought that he would definitely win because Su Mo would ruin his own materials.
He shook his head and went back to work. He placed over 20 materials with similar melting points in the crafting furnace and began melting them.
Sikong Yan was born with a Fire Spiritual Body so he was very suited for craftsmanship. His Dark Force turned into a purple flame right after he injected it into the furnace.
These flames were more than ten times hotter than regular flames and made crafting half as difficult.
Su Mo ignored Sikong Yan and concentrated on melting the materials.
He knew that the materials had different melting points and could not be placed in at once, but this was only an issue for regular craftsmen.
Thanks to his powerful willpower, this was not a problem.
Su Mo focused his willpower into the crafting furnace and controlled the melting progress of each material.
After around 10 minutes, all 53 materials had been cleansed of their impurities and melted into the purest crafting solution.
The crafting furnace sizzled. One of the 53 materials was a type of iron that gave off a cold aura, but its frosty air was destroyed by the flames.
Su Mo opened the lid, holding two other materials.
They were Millennium Ice Crystal and Frost Marrow, which were the most important materials in forging the Frost Saber.
Many people botched their forging because of these two materials. They both had extremely cold auras and countered the effects of the fire.
Everyone was shocked as they watched Su Mo put in the two materials. “Had he already finished melting all 53 materials?”
That was impossible!
He was fast at melting, but his materials probably turned to trash!
Sikong Yan glanced at Su Mo mockingly. Su Mo melted the materials faster than he did, but his materials probably ended up as trash.
Sikong Yan was prepared to watch Su Mo go down. He did not believe that Su Mo was capable of crafting a Frost Saber, not even one of the lowest quality!
Sikong Yan was also pretty fast. His flames were extremely powerful, so he was several times faster than the normal craftsman.
He placed a few materials into the furnace after every couple seconds. His speed caused most craftsmen to exclaim inwardly.
Even King craftsman Shan Gu was extremely interested in Sikong Yan. Having a natural Fire Spiritual Body meant that one was not only extremely talented in martial arts, but also a natural craftsman.
Of course, Shan Gu was also very interested in Su Mo too, who had impressed him in the first differentiating round.
However, Su Mo’s methods made him frown slightly.
As a King craftsman, Shan Gu knew that this method was possible, but it was ten times harder than regular craftsmanship.
It required extreme concentration. Although he was an Upper King craftsman, he did not even dare to craft a Lower King weapon using such a method.
He could only do this confidently with Lv 5 weapons.
This shocked Shan Gu to no end. “Was Su Mo’s willpower and concentration so great that he could make this work?”
Shan Gu did not believe Su Mo could do it. Regardless, the truth would soon be revealed.
As time trickled by and the competition continued, Su Mo and Sikong Yan became the focus of everyone’s attention.
After calmly and quietly placing the two materials into the furnace, Su Mo turned down the heat.
This was to prevent the raging fire from clashing too violently with the frost air.
As long as the frost air and flames did not collide violently, he could control them with his willpower.
Just as expected, everything was under Su Mo’s control. Although the frost air and flames clashed, he could easily stifle them.
Soon, the Millennium Ice Crystal and Frost Marrow liquidized and merged into the solution.
Then, Su Mo placed another material in to stabilize the frost air.
Soon, everything had been melted perfectly, and he began to cast the material.
Under his willpower, the solution slowly began to form the shape of a long saber.
After the long saber was formed, Su Mo opened the lid and waited for the solution to cool.
He had one last material, quenching liquid, to use after the casting had cooled.
As soon as Su Mo opened the lid, everyone widened their eyes and looked into the furnace with their spiritual consciousness.
They were shocked to see the saber embryo in the furnace.
He had done it!
He did not end up with trash!
Even Shan Gu stared agape and gasped.
This boy was truly ungodly!
Sikong Yan was also looking at the furnace. He became so stunned that he almost ruined his own materials.
“How could this be?” Sikong Yan hurriedly stabilized his furnace and yelled in disbelief.
He could not wrap his mind around it. “Are you kidding?”
He was still far from done! He still had to melt eight materials, and Su Mo was already casting!
Su Mo ignored Sikong Yan and waited silently for his saber embryo to cool.
This process could be sped up with cooling liquid, but Sky-sea Pavilion did not prepare him with cooling liquid.
Sikong Yan’s expression darkened, and he slowly calmed his shock. The competition still was not over yet!
The most important factor in this competition was the quality of their Frost Sabers. Even if Su Mo was fast, Sikong Yan could still win on quality.