Three days later, a Deacon from Profound Pill Sect came to the door and asked for a wooden tablet with Yang Kai’s name engraved on it before hanging it in front of an empty table in the Asking Pill Pavilion.
The two Junior Brothers from the Void Spirit Sword Sect also went to the Asking Pill Pavilion, one of them was responsible for running errands while the other was responsible for receiving cultivators who came to ask for pills.
Wan Yingying, on the other hand, stayed by Yang Kai’s side to assist him. Compared to her two Junior Brothers, Wan Yingying’s aptitude in Alchemy was better, so Yang Kai also wanted to train her more.
Although Yang Kai had countless pill recipe, none of them were from the Divine Weapon World. Many of the Spirit Pills from the outside world did not exist in the Divine Weapon World. Similarly, some Spirit Pills from the Divine Weapon World did not exist in the outside world.
Therefore, when the Deacon came to collect the wooden tablet, Yang Kai only reported one type of pill, which is the Ten Revolutions Heartless Pill.
In other words, in the Asking Pill Pavilion, he only refined the Ten Revolutions Heartless Pill, and this kind of Spirit Pill was also one of the highest demand pills for all cultivators.
Today, Yang Kai began to refine pills, but he didn’t pay too much attention to it. After all, refining a Ten Revolutions Heartless Pill wasn’t too difficult for him. At most, it would take him some time, so after the Deacon took his wooden tablet, he had been cultivating.
On the other hand, Wan Yingying was waiting outside the cave mansion with a nervous and expectant look, occasionally glancing down the mountain.
After waiting for more than two hours, a figure suddenly flew up from the foot of the mountain. Wan Yingying let out a cry of joy and quickly went up to greet him.
A moment later, she rushed into the cave mansion with a bag in her hand and shouted, “Eldest Senior Brother, Eldest Senior Brother, someone is asking for a pill!”
Wrapped in a fragrant wind, she rushed over to Yang Kai, panting heavily as her chest heaved up and down.
Yang Kai opened his eyes to look at her and laughed, “When someone asks for a pill, they ask for a pill. You should calm down first and take a breath.”
Wan Yingying quickly took a few deep breaths to calm herself down before placing the package beside Yang Kai and staring at it.
“Open it,” Yang Kai said.
Wan Yingying nodded and happily opened the package. Looking at the dazzling array of items inside, she couldn’t help exclaiming, “What are these? Are they worth a lot of money?”
Yang Kai swept his eyes over it and nodded, “It’s not bad. The pill recipe for the Ten Revolutions Heartless Pill is a secret that cannot be passed down. Only Alchemists from the various great Sects have the qualifications to know about it, so those who come to ask for pills don’t know what kind of herbs to prepare. They either prepare enough Black Jade and Red Jade, or they prepare enough valuable treasures as compensation. Of course, how much they prepare depends on their sincerity. The more they prepare, the higher the pill's ranking, and the faster they can obtain the pills they want.”
These were all the information he had obtained during his last month with the other Alchemists, because all the cultivators in the Divine Weapon World had an extremely high demand for the Ten Revolutions Heartless Pills. The speed at which Alchemists refined pills was simply incomparable to the number of pills a cultivator needed.
It had to be known that not every cultivator who broke through to the Heaven Rank only needed one Ten Revolutions Heartless Pill. Some even needed to try multiple times to break through to the Heaven Rank, each time requiring one or more Ten Revolutions Heartless Pills.
As for the Ten Revolutions Heartless Pill, compared to other Heaven Rank Pill, it was even more difficult to refine. Out of the hundreds of Heaven Pill Masters in the entire Profound Pill Sect, less than half of them were listed to refine the Ten Revolutions Heartless Pill. The other half either didn’t have enough contribution points to exchange for pill recipe, or their success rate was too low and they were disqualified by the Profound Pill Sect.
The Heaven Pill Master who were listed to refine the Ten Revolutions Heartless Pills had all accumulated a large amount of resources sent to them by cultivators asking for pills. Alchemy required time, so it didn’t mean that cultivators who came to ask for pills would be able to quickly obtain the pills they wanted. Some of the requirements of the cultivators were even listed several years later.
Back then, Heaven Net Residence's Palace Master, Shu Wancheng, had encountered this kind of situation. He had also come to Profound Pill Sect to ask for a Ten Revolutions Heartless Pill, but he still had to wait several years…
This order was not unchangeable. If the gifts presented were valuable enough to move the Pill Master, they would naturally be able to refine them in advance, so most cultivators who came to ask for pills would generally prepare the maximum amount they could afford in order to obtain the pills they wanted as soon as possible.
This was not a secret. When Yang Kai learned about this from his Senior Brothers and Sisters, he finally understood why Alchemists were so rich.
Refining pills like this, it was difficult not to make a fortune. Now that he had become one of them, he no longer needed to worry about his future cultivation resources. As long as he could refine pills in Asking Pill Pavilion, he would have a steady stream of wealth.
“Yingying, have you prepared the things I asked you to prepare?” Yang Kai put the package aside and asked.
“Yes, Eldest Senior Brother!” Wan Yingying quickly nodded.
“Since that’s the case, let’s begin refining pills. You can observe from the side and ask anything you don’t understand.”
“Yes!” Wan Yingying nodded seriously. She also knew that her Eldest Senior Brother was intentionally trying to train her. This kind of opportunity to observe a Heaven Pill Master's Pill Refining at such a close distance was extremely rare, even the other Medicine Boy of Profound Pill Sect wouldn’t receive such treatment.
This was Yang Kai’s first time refining pills after obtaining the White Fire and Five Dragon Cauldron, so he quickly discovered that the assistance provided by the White Fire when refining pills was incredibly powerful. Whether it was condensing medicinal liquids or anything else, it was countless times better than using Fire Shining Stone.
Asking Pill Pavilion, Ma Tai’s face was ashen, as if he had lost his soul as he sat in a corner of Asking Pill Pavilion, his eyes staring listlessly at a table next to him. Behind this table were two young medicine boys, and on this table was a wooden sign with the words ‘Yang Kai’ written on it.
Compared to the endless stream of people passing by the other tables, this table was completely deserted, and it could even be said that no one cared about it!
Of course, it wasn’t that no one was interested in it. At the very least, when he went to the Asking Pill Pavilion in the morning, Ma Tai went to the table and asked for pills, even offering up the wealth he had accumulated over the years.
Originally, he was full of anticipation, but after asking around, he was immediately dumbfounded.
This Heaven Pill Master named Yang Kai was actually doing Pill Refining for the Asking Pill Pavilion for the first time. This was one thing, but it was said that this Pill Master Yang was only seventeen or eighteen years old…
A seventeen or eighteen year old Heaven Pill Master, how could there be such a person in this world!? When he was seventeen or eighteen years old, he only had a Mortal Rank cultivation. Even if this Pill Master Yang had started learning Alchemy from his mother’s womb, it was impossible for him to be a Heaven Pill Master.
Taking ten thousand steps back, even if this Yang Kai really was a Heaven Pill Master, at such a young age, how high could his success rate be?
He finally understood why there was no one waiting on the line when he arrived this morning. He thought he had been lucky and won the first place, but who would have thought that this was actually the case.
It’s over, it’s all over now! If I fail this time, I won’t be able to break through to the Heaven Rank for the rest of my life. If I don’t break through to the Heaven Rank, how am I supposed to seek revenge from my enemies?
Thinking back to the woman who had died in his arms three years ago, Ma Tai wished he could smash his head against the table and die. He was annoyed at himself for being so stupid. There were so many Alchemists he could choose, but he had chosen the inexperienced Pill Master Yang!
“Another pitiful person who failed in his Pill Request!” Someone walked past him and seeing his appearance, couldn’t help sighing and tossing him a piece of black jade.
There were more than one person like Ma Tai in the Asking Pill Pavilion. Many people who had spent a great deal of money to come here, only to end up failing to obtain the pill, had ended up like this. There were even some who couldn’t stand the stimulation and went crazy here. However, the Asking Pill Pavilion had a Spirit Rank master overseeing it all year round, so anyone who dared act presumptuously here naturally wouldn’t have a good end.
The sound of the black jade hitting the ground in front of him woke Ma Tai up, and he suddenly stood up. Perhaps it was not too late to change his mind now, after all, he had just handed over the reward in the morning, and it had only been half a day since then. Perhaps Pill Master Yang had yet to refine it, so he had a chance to take back what he had given away.
With this thought in mind, he hurriedly rushed towards the table.
Behind the table, two young disciples from the Void Spirit Sword Sect were sitting down, staring at the lively scene in front of them with envy.
“Senior Brother Jing An, why didn’t they come to our Eldest Senior Brother to ask for pills? There’s no one here, they don’t even need to line up,” The younger Junior Brother asked.
Senior Brother Jing An said, “Perhaps because Eldest Senior Brother has just become an Alchemist and is not famous, the people who came here to ask for Pills don’t trust Eldest Senior Brother’s craftsmanship, so even if they don’t need to line up here, they won’t dare to try. After all, it’s not easy for them to accumulate so many treasure as reward.”
The Junior Brother said, “But isn’t Eldest Senior Brother very good at refining Ten Revolutions Heartless Pills? I heard that the old Sect Master has many Ten Revolutions Heartless Pills that Eldest Senior Brother refined before he left.”
Jing An smiled and said, “You know, but others don’t. Junior Brother, don’t be anxious, fame is like fine wine, the more fragrant it is, the more time it will prove everything. What’s more, haven’t we already had a customer seeking pills? Ah, there’s someone coming, don’t be so anxious, hurry up and put on a smile. Although our place is a bit deserted and our business can’t compare to others, at the very least our attitude can’t be worse than others. En, why does this customer look so familiar?”
The Junior Brother said, “This seems to be the one who came to ask for pills this morning…”
“So it’s him!”
Ma Tai walked over to the table and cupped his fists, “Greetings, little sirs!”
Jing An smiled slightly, “So it’s the Sir who came to ask for pills this morning. May I ask if Sir has any business?”
Ma Tai opened his mouth, but at this moment, he didn’t know what to say. He wanted to take back the things he had given out and go back on his word, saying there is no need to do Pill Refining? If he said this, he didn’t know if he would be beaten up…
However, this matter was related to his future breakthrough to the Heaven Rank, so even though he was nervous, he could only brace himself. Just as he was about to speak, he heard the Medicine Boy in front of him look behind him and say, “Little Junior Sister, you’ve come? Does Eldest Senior Brother have any instructions?”
TO BE CONTINUED... [Hoogsway]