“There’s… there’s actually someone in this world who is so talented in Pill Way?” Wu Fenghua stuttered.
The fact that Dan Chengzi had used the pill recipe he had created to test the waters meant that other than him, no one else knew about the pill recipe. However, Yang Kai had still been able to follow the pill recipe to its original state. Such a thing… was simply unimaginable.
Dan Chengzi sighed, “If he didn’t have this aptitude, I’m afraid he wouldn’t have been able to hear the Great Dao Wonderful Sound and comprehend the secrets of the Medicine King Cauldron, much less contribute so many pill recipes over the past few years.”
Baili Yunsang said in a daze, “If that’s the case, Little Gao must have misunderstood.”
Dan Chengzi nodded, “Back then, that boy was a Ninth Order Earth Rank cultivator who desperately needed a Ten Revolutions Heartless Pill to break through to the Heaven Rank, but unfortunately, despite his outstanding Pill Refining talent, he didn’t have a pill recipe in his possession. When he heard that Little Gao was going to Heavenly Martial City, he thought of a way to get close to him. Using the excuse of exchanging pointers, he learned the pill recipe for the Ten Revolutions Heartless Pill from Little Gao. As for what happened after that, everyone should already know. At that time, he was young and his strength was low. Little Gao asked him a few things, so he went with the flow and somehow became my disciple!”
Baili Yunsang and the other Elders looked at each other speechlessly.
But in that situation, who would have thought that the pill recipe Yang Kai had grasped was something he had learned on the spot? The only reasonable explanation was that an expert from Profound Pill Sect had secretly taught him, and this expert could only be Dan Chengzi, who had wandered outside.
Baili Yunsang didn’t know whether to laugh or cry, “No wonder he said that joining the Sect was an accident, so it was like that.”
Yu Boyang pondered for a moment before saying, “If that’s the case, then it’s a good thing for the Sect. Our only worry is whether or not he is a spy sent by the other Sects to spy on the Medicine King Cauldron. From the looks of it, he doesn’t have any connection with the other Sects. On the contrary, his identity as a disciple of Profound Pill Sect cannot be escaped.”
Wu Fenghua nodded, “Third Elder’s words are correct, and in the past few years since he joined the Sect, he has never displayed his strength. If it weren’t for him being forced into a corner this time, I’m afraid no one would have known that his strength was so great. It can be seen that he is also a person obsessed with Pill Way.”
Dan Chengzi said, “That’s why the Medicine King Cauldron is so attractive to him, that’s why he made such a request yesterday.” Turning to Baili Yunsang, he cupped his fists and said, “Sect Master, I think we can agree to his request, but he must also agree to one of our conditions.”
Baili Yunsang looked up at him and asked, “Little Junior Brother, what do you have in mind?”
Dan Chengzi replied, “In just a few years, he has comprehended more than a dozen pill recipes from the Great Dao Wonderful Sound of the Medicine King Cauldron. If he is willing to continue to contribute in the Forbidden Zone, it will be a good thing for my Profound Pill Sect. We can let him stay in the Forbidden Zone for ten years, but if he can comprehend anything, he must share it with my Profound Pill Sect! Since ancient times, the battle for the Divine Weapons only happens once every hundred years, but since ancient times, how many people have truly comprehended the secrets of the Divine weapons? For my Profound Pill Sect, this is an opportunity. After all, besides him, no one else can comprehend anything from the Medicine King Cauldron.”
Baili Yunsang didn’t answer, only after a moment of silence did he say seriously, “This matter is important, we must discuss it carefully.”
Dan Chengzi didn’t rush him because he knew that other than this path, the Profound Pill Sect had no other choice, unless they could defeat Yang Kai in terms of martial strength and suppress him.
While everyone was discussing, Yang Kai met with the people from the Void Spirit Sword Sect in Profound Pill City. Su Changfa was still the same, a Third Order Earth Rank cultivator. After several years of not seeing him, he seemed to have aged a bit. On the other hand, Hong Xiu and Gu Kangning’s cultivations had both improved quite a bit and were now at the Sixth or Seventh Order Earth Rank.
Previously, when they had been brought to this Profound Pill City by the Profound Pill Sect, although they didn’t know what had happened, they all felt that something was wrong. However, the situation was where the opponent was too strong for them to resist.
Now that he had met Yang Kai, he naturally wanted to ask him about it.
Yang Kai didn’t explain in detail, only saying that he had asked someone from his Sect to bring everyone here. Although Profound Pill City was only a city derived from Profound Pill Sect, it was still much better than the Void Spirit Sword Sect.
Su Changfa and the others were skeptical.
For the next few days, Yang Kai accompanied Su Changfa and the others as they wandered around Profound Pill City. The prosperity of the city was a sight to behold for a group of people from the countryside.
Five days after the Battle of Profound Pill Sect, inside the cave mansion of Moon Locking Peak, Dan Chengzi personally arrived.
“Disciple greets Master!” Yang Kai stepped out of the cave mansion and bowed respectfully.
Even though everyone knew that this master-disciple relationship was just an illusion, Yang Kai still maintained his etiquette, making Dan Chengzi very satisfied. Nodding slightly, he said, “Let’s go in and talk.”
“Master, please!” Yang Kai stretched out his hand and invited Dan Chengzi into the cave mansion, ordering Wan Yingying to brew a pot of good tea.
Three days ago, Yang Kai sent someone to Heavenly Martial City to pick up Hua Rong, Yang Huai and Wan Yingying.
The host and guests took their seats and sipped their tea.
Yang Kai asked, “Did Master visit this time because of the response from the Sect?”
Dan Chengzi looked up at him and put down his teacup, “A few days ago, you caused a great disaster and injured countless fellow disciples. Although you have made great contributions, not being punished is not enough to anger the common people. However, seeing that you have repented and even asked to be punished afterwards, the Sect decided to allow you to remain in the forbidden area for ten years. Are you satisfied?”
Yang Kai quickly poured a cup of tea and said with a smile, “I’m satisfied!” Putting down the teacup, he cupped his fists towards the mountain peak where Baili Yunsang lived, “Sect Master is wise!”
Seeing this, Dan Chengzi couldn’t help twitching the corner of his mouth. In this world, the only person who could be so happy after being punished for ten years was this young man.
“Ahem…” Dan Chengzi coughed lightly, “But there is one more thing you must promise me!”
Yang Kai said, “Master, please speak.”
“If you comprehend anything from the Medicine King Cauldron, you must immediately report it to the Sect.”
“Naturally, this Disciple has always done so,” Yang Kai readily agreed. Speaking of which, the Medicine King Cauldron was indeed able to let one comprehend some things related to Pill Refining, but Yang Kai basically didn’t care about those things. The things he handed over to Profound Pill Sect were all things Yang Kai had already grasped.
In the future, in the Forbidden Area, as long as he gave the Sect some pill recipes or Pill Refining insights that did not belong to this world, it would be enough to make them happy.
Yang Kai poured more water and said, “Master, Disciple has something he needs your help with.”
Dan Chengzi immediately looked at him vigilantly, “What is it?”
He couldn’t be blamed for being so vigilant. Having lived for so many years, he had never seen such a freak like Yang Kai. If even this little monster can't deal with it, would he be able to help him? So Dan Chengzi asked cautiously.
“For the Sect, it shouldn’t be a big deal,” Yang Kai smiled, “It’s like this, Master also knows that I came from the Void Spirit Sword Sect, a small, declining Sect that is not worth mentioning to a behemoth like the Profound Pill Sect. Because of some misunderstandings, my Void Spirit Sword Sect’s people were all taken to Profound Pill City and placed there.”
Dan Chengzi nodded, “Of course I know. Do you want to ask the Sect to escort them back?”
Yang Kai grinned, “It’s a long journey, so it’s quite troublesome to travel here and there. Moreover, there’s nothing to worry about over at the top of the Void Spirit Sword Sect’s mountain. Disciple is thinking that since they're here, they should just stay here. Profound Pill City is so big, it shouldn’t be a problem for them to support the Void Spirit Sword Sect.”
Dan Chengzi glanced at him, his eyes filled with vigilance.
Yang Kai continued, “Disciple has been in the Sect for several years now, and I don’t see any unified plans for Profound Pill City, there is not even a City Lord’s Mansion there, no one has bothered to take care of it. It’s better to let the Void Spirit Sword Sect take care of it.”
Dan Chengzi immediately glared at him, “With such a big appetite, aren’t you afraid you’ll be stuffed?”
Yang Kai grinned and said, “Let’s eat first, it’s better than starving.”
Dan Chengzi wanted to continue, but Yang Kai raised his hand and interrupted him, “Fifty-fifty. The Void Spirit Sword Sect will submit to the Profound Pill Sect and help the Profound Pill Sect manage the Profound Pill City. The profits will be split equally between the two families!”
Dan Chengzi’s words were stuck in his throat for a long time before he finally said, “The Sect is aware of the benefits Profound Pill City can produce every day, but do you know why the Sect hasn’t sent anyone to manage it?”
“Please enlighten me, Master.”
Dan Chengzi continued, “Profound Pill City was originally a gathering place for people seeking pills, not a city, but over the years, more people came to ask for pills, and as its popularity rose, it slowly developed into a city. At the beginning, although Profound Pill Sect was not bad, it had not yet reached its current level, and Alchemists were obsessed with Pill Refining, so how could they have the mood to manage a city? After the Sect grew stronger, Profound Pill City’s situation became stable, like a giant pancake, but with all the various forces gathered here, it was difficult for anyone to intervene.” Pausing for a moment, Dan Chengzi continued, “Of course, the main thing is that the Sect doesn’t lack money right now, so it doesn’t have the time or energy to deal with such matters.”
Yang Kai couldn’t help nodding his head, “Because of this, it’s best for the Void Spirit Sword Sect to act. Since the Void Spirit Sword Sect has submitted to the Profound Pill Sect and left their homeland, they must have a way to survive, otherwise they would starve to death!”
Dan Chengzi looked at him seriously for a while before saying, “30:70, seventy percent for the Sect, thirty percent for the Void Spirit Sword Sect!”
Yang Kai almost jumped up, “Master, your appetite isn’t small! Didn’t you just say that the Sect doesn’t lack money? Why bother making things difficult for the little Void Spirit Sword Sect?”
Dan Chengzi blew his beard and said, “The Void Spirit Sword Sect doesn’t even have a Spirit Rank master, so how can they control the situation in Profound Pill City? This matter can only be settled by the Sect, so isn’t it only right to take seventy percent? We can do this ourselves, it’s just that the Sect is using the Void Spirit Sword Sect to purge the Profound Pill City. The Void Spirit Sword Sect can do it, but so can the other forces. Thirty percent is already quite a lot. Little brat, don’t be greedy and forget your identity!”
Yang Kai said seriously, “Although this Disciple is a member of Profound Pill Sect, I am also the Sect Master of the Void Spirit Sword Sect, so I must take responsibility for the entire sect!”
TO BE CONTINUED...