Chapter 1348: South Li Fire
“This is the Fate Changing Pill?”
Nine Li Magus Maiden asked in disbelief.
“I guess so…” Yi Yun nodded. The figure of the girl was likely the divine pill that had been nurtured for hundreds of millions of years.
The divine pill was formed from Heaven Earth essence. A refined divine pill would usually manifest some sentience. There were even legends of divine pills manifesting as divine beasts or divine trees after they were refined, allowing them to continue the process of refinement and cultivation.
So-called Heaven Earth sentient beings were as such. Many desolate beasts or powerful Fey were born from the Heaven and Earth.
However, the Fate Changing Pill was not only in the simple shape of a girl, it also contained a portion of the Nine Li Magus Maiden’s aura.
Yi Yun looked at Nine Li Magus Maiden with a hint of embarrassment.
Although the girl was a divine pill, she was identical to Nine Li Magus Maiden. He was looking at her nude body right in front of Nine Li Magus Maiden. It felt strange no matter what the circumstances were.
He said, “The Fate Changing Pill is meant to defy the heavens and change fate itself. This one was created to change the fate of Your Highness. Senior Divine Alchemist seems to have refined a pill that conceived a wisp of Your Highness’s soul.”
Nine Li Magus Maiden nodded. She looked at the identical girl in front of her before she sighed lightly. “I have waited so long for this pill…”
Only the Nine Li Magus Empire knew how much it had invested in this pill.
Yi Yun looked at the slumbering girl in the lake as he ruminated.
He could sense that the cauldron in the middle of the lake had a fire plume inside of it.
That was one of the core aspects of the massive array. Although the fire-elemental Yuan Qi in the array was extremely rich, it was quite inferior to that of the Heretical God Fire Seed.
That wasn’t a surprise. The Heretical God Fire Seed was one of the best fire seeds in the world. Even the divine alchemist would find it difficult to possess two fire seeds on that level.
He would naturally leave the best fire seed for his daughter in hopes of refining the most heaven-defying Elixir of Resurrection. As for the fire seed that was slightly inferior, he left it with the Nine Li Magus Empire.
It was the same with the cauldron…
Upon realizing this, Yi Yun extended his hand and beckoned. “Xie’er.”
A lively girl immediately appeared beside Yi Yun.
Ling Xie’er was standing with bare feet above the lake. Instantly, the surface of the emerald-green lake was engulfed in flames. The flames immediately danced as though they were fishes playing hide and seek between Ling Xie’er’s feet.
The burning flames and the girl’s fair toes. Two things that should not have appeared together seemed to exist in peaceful harmony.
Aged Blackrock and Nine Li Magus Maiden were surprised by the sudden appearance of Ling Xie’er. With their powers of discernment, they could naturally grasp that she was an extraordinary being.
“This little girl sure is lively,” praised Nine Li Magus Maiden.
“I’m just curious. What are you planning to do by summoning this little girl?” asked Aged Blackrock.
“I’m going to try and see if I can switch the array’s fire.” Yi Yun looked at Ling Xie’er. In alchemy, the fire was extremely important.
If the fire was insufficient, a divine pill could end up destroyed.
If this weren’t the case, many alchemists or even divine alchemists would not go to the painstaking efforts they usually did in order to obtain an excellent fire seed.
From Yi Yun’s point of view, the fire in the Herb Nurturing Array was clearly insufficient.
He wished to use the Heretical God Fire Seed to replace the relatively inferior fire seed. However, doing so was not easy.
“Xie’er, can you do it?”
“Yes, I can.” Ling Xie’er beamed and sent Yi Yun a voice transmission. “I think I’ve seen this fire before. It will listen to me. Besides, I understand this array too.”
“Then, give it a try. Remember not to force it,” said Yi Yun gently.
Ling Xie’er immediately nodded. “Alright, Brother Yi Yun.’
She leaped up and immediately, like a fish, entered the lake and began swimming in it.
The lake was filled with the essence of water, the complete opposite of Ling Xie’er. But reality proved that when the water essence met Ling Xie’er, it was like a pet seeing its owner. It parted obediently.
Soon, Ling Xie’er arrived in front of the girl. She easily passed through the girl without any obstruction, and entered the cauldron.
Slowly, the Yuan Qi above the emerald-green lake’s surface began transforming. The essence in the lake turned greener.
But Yi Yun knew that if someone were to enter the depths of the lake, they could possibly have their souls burned away.
Immediately following that, a red fire seed flew out from the bottom of the lake. It was grasped by Yi Yun, who was already prepared.
The fire seed struggled in Yi Yun’s palm for a moment before transforming into the form of a tiny snake.
“South Li Fire.” Yi Yun identified the fire seed. The fire seed had been recorded in the divine alchemist’s notes.
The South Li Fire lacked intelligence. Its fear of Ling Xie’er was only instinctual.
But even so, it was still extremely precious.
Yi Yun planned on handing this fire seed to Ling Xie’er and allowing her to devour it. With that, he said to Aged Blackrock and Nine Li Magus Maiden, “Excuse me, this fire seed is of use to me. I wonder if perhaps I could keep this fire seed?”
“Of course, if I fail to refine the Fate Changing Pill, I will not remove the fire seed,” said Yi Yun.
Nine Li Magus Maiden replied, “If you do manage to refine the Fate Changing Pill, the fire seed would no longer be of use to us. Young Master Yi, if you want it, you can naturally have it.”
Yi Yun nodded. He first put away the South Li Fire.
At that moment, Ling Xie’er had completely replaced the South Li Fire, fusing with the array, becoming the new array fire for the Herb Nurturing Array.
It was not difficult for Ling Xie’er to do any of this.
However, switching the array fire was not enough.
Yi Yun still needed to switch the cauldron, but it was not a simple task.
Yi Yun needed to fully understand the Herb Nurturing Array to be able to replace the cauldron without damaging the pill.
Yi Yun understood the divine alchemist’s notes and he had Ling Xie’er helping him. No matter how abstruse the Herb Nurturing Array was, Yi Yun was pretty confident about it. However, he needed time. And to eventually complete the Herb Nurturing Array, he needed his cultivation to support the process. Yi Yun felt that his strength fell short of his ambition at the moment.
“Your Highness, Senior Blackrock, I plan on entering seclusion for a period of time. Perhaps it will take quite a while. My present cultivation level is insufficient for completing this array,” said Yi Yun.
Having seen Yi Yun switch the array fire with his own eyes, Aged Blackrock and Nine Li Magus Maiden, who were only hoping to give it a shot, now began to look forward to Yi Yun’s refinement of the pill.
Of course, it was an extraordinarily difficult thing to do. There were many alchemist sages in history that had offered many unique explanations but they all eventually failed.
“Not a problem.” Aged Blackrock nodded. With a thought, he added, “If our young friend Yi Yun wishes to cultivate, my clan has a mystic ground. If you were to cultivate there, you might obtain unexpected benefits.”
“Oh? A mystic cultivation ground?” Yi Yun’s heart was stirred.
“This mystic ground is the core of my clan. In fact, I was planning on bringing you there after your attempt at completing this Herb Nurturing Array was over…”