Unlike Zhu Qing, who didn’t dare to be certain, Su Yan and Yang Kai had the Yin Yang Joyous Unification Art, so as long as they were within a certain distance, they could feel each other’s presence.
“He really came back?” Zhu Qing was lost in thought as she looked towards the Space Array. Her figure flickered as if she wanted to rush over, but she held herself back and turned to Su Yan, “Is there anything wrong with me?”
Su Yan smiled, “Everything is fine.”
If this was said by Shan Qingluo, Zhu Qing would never believe it, but since it was Su Yan who said it, there was no problem. After spending a few years together, Zhu Qing understood Su Yan’s personality very well. She was cold on the outside but warm on the inside, kind-hearted and trustworthy.
On the other hand, Shan Qingluo, that vixen, was constantly finding trouble with her, even after being taught a lesson by her, she still refused to repent.
The two women didn’t get along with each other, not because they were jealous of each other, but because Shan Qingluo instinctively felt that Zhu Qing was an eyesore. Not only Zhu Qing, but all of the other Dragon Race members were also unpleasant to her eyes. The Seductive Queen possessed the Origin of the Heavenly Moon Demon Spider, and the Heavenly Moon Demon Spider was also a member of the Ancient Holy Spirit Race. If the Dragon Race claimed to be the leader of the Holy Spirit Race, wouldn’t they be riding on her head?
Of course, Shan Qingluo didn’t like Zhu Qing, but the difference in cultivation between the two women wasn’t small and she had suffered a few losses at Zhu Qing’s hands.
Hearing Su Yan say she was fine, Zhu Qing sighed lightly.
At this moment, in a nearby Spirit Peak, Xue Yue’s figure also shot over. When she arrived and was about to ask, she saw Su Yan nod slightly towards her. Xue Yue covered her red lips and her beautiful eyes trembled slightly.
Medicine Pill Peak was originally the Spirit Peak of High Heaven Palace’s Pill Way and was also the territory of Wondrous Pill Greaat Emperor’s Fifth Disciple, Ji Ying. Now that it had gathered the most outstanding Alchemists in the entire Star Boundary, it could be said to be the Holy Land in the eyes of all Alchemists.
On Medicine Pill Peak, there were no less than a thousand Pill Rooms of various sizes, and every day, countless Spirit Pills would appear here. The entire Alchemy Peak was now shrouded in a strange pill fragrance, and anyone within ten kilometers of Medicine Pill Peak could smell it.
At this moment, below Medicine Pill Peak, in a huge Pill Room, next to a spinning pill furnace, the veiled Xia Ningchang was sweating profusely as she constantly changed her hand seals. About ten meters in front of her, on the other side of the pill furnace, Ji Ying’s expression was solemn and meticulous, constantly changing his hand seals to complement Xia Ningchang’s.
All around them, there were men and women, more than a dozen people, all of them wearing pure white robes with flower patterns embroidered on their chests. These dozen people were all Alchemists above the Principle Source Grade, and two of them were even Emperor Pill Master.
More than a dozen famous Alchemists were observing Xia Ningchang and Ji Ying’s pill refinement process, a thoughtful look flashing across their faces from time to time, occasionally nodding lightly as if they had suddenly realized something, all of them showing expressions of great benefit.
Although these Alchemists were all extraordinary, each of them was a respected Alchemist from their respective Sects, the ones who were currently refining pills were the two disciples of Wondrous Pill Great Emperor. Needless to say, Ji Ying, the Wondrous Pill Great Emperor's Fifth Disciple was a legendary existence in the eyes of many Alchemists. Although Xia Ningchang had not been included in the Wondrous Pill Great Emperor's Sect, that was only because Wondrous Pill Great Emperor had once said that he was his last disciple when he accepted Ji Ying. Great Emperor’s words were law, so it was impossible for him to slap his own face. It was because when Ji Ying brought Xia Ningchang to Medicine Pill Valley that although Wondroud Pill Great Emperor treasured talent, he still had no intention of accepting her as a disciple. However, good jade was difficult to obtain, and not accepting a disciple didn’t mean he wouldn’t teach her.
Xia Ningchang and Wondrous Pill Great Emperor did not have a master-disciple status, but they did have a master-disciple relationship.
On top of that, Xia Ningchang’s physique was special, and her Spiritual Medicine Holy Body was almost exclusively made for Alchemy. Wondrous Pill Great Emperor valued her more than any of his disciples, so he didn’t try to hide anything during these past few years.
Observing these two Alchemists at such a close distance, the Alchemists from the various regions were naturally hungry, each of them wishing they could throw their eyes into the pill furnace to take a closer look.
Just as they were enjoying the show, they suddenly heard a voice.
The dozen or so Alchemists who were watching with great interest, all of them showing displeased expressions. When refining pills, it was best not to disturb. The Pill Chamber’s most important area was naturally protected by a barrier, so the outside noise couldn’t reach this place unless someone used some kind of divine ability to pass through the barrier. Only someone with great strength could accomplish this.
However, with such great strength, one should naturally have the big picture in mind. Who would want to disturb Medicine Pill Peak's matters for no reason?
Moreover, this voice sounded very unfamiliar and they had never heard it before, but no matter who it was, he would be unlucky, he would definitely be in trouble. If it was an ordinary Alchemist, it would be fine, but who was the one refining pills here?
Xia Ningchang’s expression also changed as a look of pleasant surprise appeared on her face, causing her state of mind to fluctuate greatly. The changes in her hand were no longer as smooth as before, and as she changed her hand seal, the originally stable pill furnace began to emit cracking sounds.
Ji Ying’s expression changed drastically!
He suddenly raised his head and looked towards Xia Ningchang, with a pleading look on his face. Today’s pill refinement was no small matter. Just the materials alone had taken him a month to prepare, and he had even specially asked Xia Ningchang to help him refine it. It seemed that in another four hours, the pill would be ready, but he had never expected to hear that person’s voice here.
Ji Ying suddenly had a bad premonition…
Xia Ningchang raised her eyes and met her Fifth Senior Brother’s eyes with an apologetic look.
Ji Ying immediately shouted, “Walking half a hundred steps, Little Junior Sister must not be distracted!”
This loud shout startled the dozen or so Alchemists who were watching from the sidelines. This was not the first time they had watched Ji Ying refine pills, but no matter what pill he refined, Ji Ying had always been calm and collected. He had never been so… exasperated.
The cracking sounds became louder as the originally calm pill furnace began to surge with spiritual energy, causing the giant pill furnace to shrink and expand.
The situation was not good! The dozen or so Alchemists who were observing all gasped. They had been refining pills for countless years and their eyesight was extraordinary, so how could they not know that the situation before them was like a furnace explosion?
Furnace Explosion had always only appeared in the hands of Alchemists. As long as one was immersed in Alchemy for a few years, they would never make such a mistake. It could be said that Furnace Explosion was the lowest level of mistake in Alchemy.
The Pill Furnace’s contraction and expansion became more violent. Ji Ying’s hands fluttered about like butterflies, trying his best to maintain the stability of the Pill Furnace. At the same time, he hurriedly shouted, “Little Junior Sister, calm down. Since he has already returned, you can meet again sooner or later. There’s no need to be in a hurry. You need to know that when the two love each other for a long time, it will last forever.”
After trying to persuade her, he almost knelt down and kowtowed to Xia Ningchang.
The only response he received was three words.
Xia Ningchang’s face was filled with guilt, “I am sorry!”
As soon as the word ‘Ah’ left his mouth, Ji Ying’s face went pale, and with a loud bang, the giant pill furnace exploded, sending fragments flying in all directions. The Pill Liquid inside the pill furnace also flew out in all directions, filling the entire Pill Chamber with a thick mist!
Energy surged as the dozen or so Alchemists each used their own techniques to protect themselves. After a series of crackling sounds mixed with cries of alarm, the Pill Chamber once again became quiet.
A moment later, the fog dissipated and the dozen or so Alchemy Grandmasters were all covered in dust, many of their white robes dyed a dark green color by the pill liquid.
If the dozen or so people watching from afar were already like this, then Ji Ying was even worse.
In fact, with his cultivation as an Emperor Realm, it wouldn’t be a problem for him to protect himself. However, the moment the pill furnace exploded, he lost control of his state of mind. At this moment, he was in a worse state than anyone else and his entire body had turned a dark green color. Pill liquid flowed down his face to his chin and dripped onto the ground.
Ji Ying acted as if he didn’t know what was happening. He stood there with his hands spread out, still maintaining the posture of the last seal, as if someone had cast a Fixed Body Spell on him. His eyes were empty and his eyelids were twitching.
Seeing this scene, everyone’s heart skipped a beat, knowing that Ji Ying had suffered a great blow. Not to mention how much time and effort Ji Ying had spent on today’s Spirit Pill, even blowing up a furnace in front of so many fellow collegues was a great loss of face.
Any Alchemist would be unable to accept such a situation, not to mention that he represented the Medicine Pill Valley and had disgraced the Wondrous Pill Great Emperor.
“Bastard!” An old man took a pill furnace fragment from his hair and threw it on the ground, his face filled with anger as he flew into a rage, “Who dares to disturb Grandmaster Ji and Grandmaster Xia’s pill refinement? This is simply presumptuous!” Pausing for a moment, he coughed lightly and said in a reassuring tone, “Grandmaster Ji doesn’t need to worry about this. Today’s mistake was not caused by the two Grandmasters, but rather by the one who interrupted… Eh, where did Grandmaster Xia go?”
It was only at this moment that everyone discovered that Xia Ningchang, who was still here a moment ago, had disappeared. Turning around, they saw that the door to the pill chaamber had opened and Xia Ningchang had already run out.
“Who is that person? How dare he act so rudely? We must investigate this matter thoroughly.”
“We must investigate, we must investigate. We have worked so hard to refine Spirit Pills here and sent them to the battlefield to protect our Human Race. Not only did this person not cooperate with us, he even interfered at a critical moment and caused the refinement of a large batch of Spirit Pills to fail. This is a crime worthy of death.”
“I don’t recognize that person’s voice, do you know who he is?” The old man who had spoken earlier asked.
Everyone shook their heads.
However, he heard Ji Ying grit his teeth and shout, “Little thief Yang Kai, this King will never forgive you!” His voice was filled with anger as he roared!
While Medicine Pill Peak was in chaos, Spirit Artifact Peak’s situation wasn’t any better.
Inside the Workshop, High Heaven Palace’s Chief Artifact Refiner, Grandmaster Hou Yu, was lying on a soft bed, sleeping soundly, not caring about her surroundings at all. The tinkling sounds of knocking could not move her at all, and she was holding a wine jar in her arms, her entire body reeking of alcohol.
When this voice entered her ears, Hou Yu suddenly opened her eyes and jumped up, shouting, “Hurry up, no one is allowed to slack off! If anyone dares to slack off, this great aunt will not let them off!”
No one paid any attention to her, as if they hadn’t heard her words and were all busy with their own tasks. Only a blue-clothed servant ran over and said with a frown, “Great Aunt, if you want to drink, go somewhere else and don’t disturb everyone’s Artifact Refining.”
TO BE CONTINUED...