Just as he was feeling anxious, someone suddenly walked over.
Seeing this, the deacon quickly stepped forward, “Grandmaster Zhou!”
The newcomer was one of the three top Alchemists in the pass, Zhou Fang, who had always been at odds with Zhu Geming.
“En!” Zhou Fang calmly put his hands behind his back and nodded lightly, instructing, “Quickly go and get some Azure Feather Profound Vines, this old master is preparing to refine Fixed Universe. In the last great battle, Fixed Universe consumption were huge and the War Preparation Palace no longer has much reserves.”
Spirit Pills like Fixed Universe were basically strategic materials, and the War Preparation Palace usually had reserves, but after each great battle, they would be used up. After all, there were only three people who could refine such Spirit Pills in the entire mountain pass.
When the Deacon heard this, he felt a headache coming on. Why was he asking for the Azure Feather Profound Vine too? Although this thing was usually rare and precious, because it could only be used to refine Fixed Universe, the Medicine Hall would always have some reserves, but at this moment, he really couldn’t take it out.
He could only smile bitterly and say, “Grandmaster Zhou, please wait a moment. Just now, Grandmaster Zhuge came over and took away all the remaining Azure Feather Profound Vines. Although I sent someone to collect them from the medicine garden, it will still take some time.”
Zhou Fang frowned when he heard this, “Old Man Zhuge took all the Azure Feather Profound Vines? Didn’t you still have a lot of them when I came here last time?”
The Deacon smiled bitterly, “There are none now.”
Zhou Fang was furious, “Old man Zhuge is too much, if you don’t want this old master to refine Fixed Universe, you don’t need to resort to such despicable means.”
The Deacon was shocked when he heard this, “Grandmaster Zhou misunderstands, Grandmaster Zhuge didn’t take too many Azure Feather Profound Vines.”
“You don’t need to speak up for him. Where is this old man? This old master will go and find him to argue.”
The Deacon was on the verge of tears, “That Azure Feather Profound Vine was really not used by Grandmaster Zhuge. Before Grandmaster Zhuge came to ask for it, someone had been consuming it.”
Zhou Fang was stunned, “Someone can refine the Fixed Universe?”
“That’s not it…” The deacon helplessly repeated what he had said to Zhu Geming before.
Zhou Fang’s expression became gloomy as he listened, and after listening to this, he turned around and left, “This old master will also go take a look, what nonsense is this!”
Quickly arriving at the Heaven Three Pill Room, he saw Zhu Geming standing outside the door with a smiling young man in front of him, nodding and bowing as he approached.
Tang Qun’s voice rang out next to his ear, “Grandmaster Zhuge, Senior Brother Yang is currently refining pills so we can’t disturb him. You are also an Alchemy Master, so you naturally know the consequences of being disturbed while refining pills. If the Regiment Commander and the others find out about this, I won’t be able to bear the consequences.”
Zhu Geming glared at him, “Who asked you to take responsibility? Even if the sky falls, this old master will bear it.”
Saying so, he tried to force his way in, but Tang Qun quickly stopped him.
Zhu Geming flew into a rage, “Little brat, don’t force this old master to attack you. Let me tell you, although this old master is an Alchemy Master and doesn’t understand the Dao of Battle, at least he has an Eighth Order cultivation, so dealing with you shouldn’t be a problem. That Yang boy has indeed made great contributions to the Pass, this old master has heard that he even killed a Territory Lord from the Black Ink Clan, but fighting and Alchemy are two completely different things, do you understand? The herbs in the Pass are extremely precious, how could they be wasted? If he didn’t kill his enemies properly, wouldn’t coming to the Pill Hall to refine pills be nonsense?”
Tang Qun smiled bitterly and nodded repeatedly, “You’re right, but Senior Brother Yang is currently refining pills, we really can’t disturb him… Ah, Grandmaster Zhou is also here, quickly persuade Grandmaster Zhuge.”
When Zhu Geming heard this, he turned his head and saw Zhou Fang calmly walking over, immediately sneering disdainfully.
Zhou Fang stood in front of the two of them and also looked at Zhu Geming disdainfully, “I already said you’re old, yet you still refuse to admit it. You don’t have any courage at all! All you know to do is shout all day long, what a disgrace!”
Zhu Geming was like a cat whose tail had been stepped on, “This old master is old, but you’re not that young either. If this old master doesn’t have any courage, what courage do you have?”
Zhou Fang sneered, “Of course I have more courage than you!” Saying so, he slapped the back of Tang Qun’s head, “Little brat, get lost!”
He was also an Eighth Order cultivator, and although he had not fought with others for a long time, his cultivation was still quite high. This slap had directly thrown Tang Qun to the side, causing him to lose focus for a moment. He didn’t act ruthlessly, only using some skill, allowing Tang Qun to remain unharmed.
Zhu Geming was speechless.
“Open the door,” Zhou Fang gestured towards Zhu Geming.
Zhu Geming curled his lips and asked, “Why aren’t you opening the door?”
Zhou Fang said, “I left in a hurry and didn’t bring my Vice Hall Master Token.”
Every Pill Room had its own control token, so those who didn’t have the control token couldn’t open the Pill Room. This was also to protect Alchemists so they could carefully refine pills.
However, the tokens possessed by the Hall Master and Vice Hall Masters could open all Pill Rooms, just in case. If any Alchemy Master were to encounter an accident inside the Pill Room, the Hall Master and Vice Hall Master would be able to use their tokens to open the restrictions.
Zhu Geming and Zhou Fang were both Vice Hall Masters, so they naturally had this authority.
Zhu Geming coldly snorted, “Cowardly as a mouse, obviously afraid of being implicated!”
Having said that, he still took out his Vice Hall Master Token and formed a series of hand seals, sending out a mysterious light.
The door to the Pill Room slowly opened and a wave of heat rushed out.
Zhu Geming and Zhou Fang stepped into the pill room together, both of them frowning at the same time, because there was no pill fragrance in this pill room at all, instead the burnt smell was quite strong.
Such a situation meant that the Pill Refining process here was not smooth and had definitely failed more than once.
This caused the two Alchemy Grandmasters to feel a slight pain in their hearts. Every time he failed in Alchemy, it meant that the herbs were wasted. According to the Medicine Hall, Yang Kai had been refining pills here for a month and had taken a lot of herbs. Just how many good things had he wasted?
The more they thought about it, the more they felt that Yang Kai was messing around.
Zhu Geming was a straightforward person, and just as he was about to reprimand him, Zhou Fang suddenly stretched out his hand to stop him, at the same time signaling him to keep quiet.
Zhu Geming rolled his eyes and looked forward.
In front of him was a young man sitting cross-legged next to the Pill Stove, controlling his Pill Fire with his strength. Although there were two people who enter without asking, it was as if they didn’t disturb him at all, his expression still completely focused.
Zhu Geming’s complexion became slightly better. Such a situation was outside of his expectations, which meant that this Yang Kai’s personality was quite calm and steady, when it came to Pill Refining, Yang Kai was doing a good job.
Taking a closer look, they discovered that this round of Pill Refining had only just begun and he was currently in the process of condensing the medicinal liquid. This was also the most basic stage of Pill Refining. Although it was simple, it was the best way to show the basic skills of an Alchemist.
As he watched, Zhu Geming’s expression changed slightly. He discovered that this young man in front of him wasn’t just messing around like he had imagined. Not to mention anything else, his method of condensing medicinal liquids was clearly very solid. To be able to condense so many types of medicinal liquids at the same time, this undoubtedly meant that this young man had some experience in Pill Refining.
Although there were many flaws in his actions, from his perspective, they were still somewhat acceptable.
After a closer look, Zhu Geming suddenly became confused.
He was able to recognize all the herbs Yang Kai had thrown into the pill stove, identify the age of the herbs, and instantly determine what kind of Spirit Pill these herbs could be used to refine, as well as what kind of flame was best used.
However, if he were to combine these many herbs together, he wouldn’t be able to understand them.
Quietly turning his head, he saw that Zhou Fang was also calmly observing, but there was obviously a look of doubt on his face.
“What kind of pill is this boy refining?” Zhu Geming couldn’t help secretly asking.
Zhou Fang frowned and replied, “I don’t know, can’t you tell?”
Zhu Geming said angrily, “If I could tell, why would I ask you?”
Zhou Fang said, “It looks like it’s a new kind of Spirit Pill!”
Zhu Geming was surprised, “There are actually pills in this world that you and I don’t know about?”
The two of them had immersed themselves in the Dao of Alchemy for thousands of years, so they were able to memorize all the pill recipes of the Spirit Pills. However, the process of Yang Kai’s Pill Refining was something they couldn’t see clearly. It was undoubtedly a new pill recipe, causing the two of them to be filled with curiosity, wondering what kind of pill Yang Kai was going to refine.
Originally, they had come here to reprimand Yang Kai, telling him not to act so irresponsibly and that he didn’t need to worry about Alchemy. Since he had the strength to kill enemies, he could focus on killing them, but now, who could reprimand him? All of them were carefully observing and waiting for the results.
However, after half an hour or so, a light sound suddenly rang out from the pill stove.
This caused the hearts of Zhu Geming and Zhou Fang, who were watching from the sidelines, to clench painfully!
A burnt smell came from the pill stove and Yang Kai sighed slightly before standing up.
After being slapped by Zhou Fang, Tang Qun had long since recovered from his daze and stood behind the two Grandmasters. Seeing that the two Grandmasters did not disturb Yang Kai’s Pill Refining, he naturally did not dare to say anything.
It was only at this moment that he hurriedly walked over to Yang Kai’s side and said, “Senior Brother Yang, these two are the Pill Hall’s Vice Hall Masters and two of the three top Grandmasters of the Pill Hall.”
Saying so, he introduced Zhu Geming and Zhou Fang to Yang Kai.
Yang Kai nodded and cupped his fists, “Disciple Yang Kai greets the two Seniors.”
Tang Qun stared at Yang Kai apologetically, “Senior Brother Yang, please forgive me. When the two Grandmasters heard that Senior Brother was refining pills here, they insisted on coming… look, this Tang also…”
Yang Kai understood immediately. Although he was focused on Pill Refining just now, how could he not know what was happening around him? It was just that it was inconvenient for him to be distracted at that time, and Zhu Geming and Zhou Fang’s expressions when they came in clearly indicated that they didn’t just want to see.
Without waiting for Tang Qun to finish his words, Yang Kai waved his hand and said, “This time I have to borrow the power of the Pill Hall. Even if the two Grandmasters don’t come, this Disciple will still pay them a visit.”
He had never hoped to complete the pill recipe left behind in the note by himself, he had originally planned to familiarize himself with it first before using the Pill Hall’s power to perfect it. After all, only he could understand the contents of the note, so it would be easier for him to explain it to the Pill Hall’s Alchemists.
Even if Zhu Geming and Zhou Fang hadn’t come to find him, after failing this time, he was prepared to have Tang Qun bring him to introduce himself to the Alchemy Grandmasters of the Pill Hall. It could be said that Zhu Geming and Zhou Fang had come at the right time.
Professional things were naturally better taken by professionals.
Tang Qun didn’t know if Yang Kai was trying to comfort him, but it was good that Yang Kai didn’t blame him.
TO BE CONTINUED...