Chapter 1653: Materials Gathered
After removing the Flying Clouds Flowing Flower’s poison, Yi Yun also removed the poison from the three Nine Orifices Essence Yang Pills in the same manner.
After completing the process, Yi Yun did a test by extracting a tiny portion of the medicinal essence and giving it to a lowly Fey beast. Not only was the Fey beast fine, it even had its lifeblood enhanced by its absorption of the tiny amount of medicinal essence.
In regards to this, Blood King was filled with mixed emotions. Yi Yun was not only nomologically powerful and physically strong, his understanding and removing of poisons were incredible.
Despite the difficulty of removing poisons being of the highest level, Yi Yun had managed to do so in just a few short days.
It was a pity that he was not his son.
Blood King even had the thought of acknowledging Yi Yun as an adopted son. If this were any other person, becoming the adopted son of a Fey Thearch would be like having something fall into their lap. Many people would yearn for that to happen.
However, he knew that an elite like Yi Yun had no need to rely on a Fey Thearch like him.
Yi Yun only stayed with them firstly to refine the pills, and second for Jiang Xiaorou.
Blood King’s relationship with Yi Yun was maintained through Jiang Xiaorou.
“Senior Blood King, the Nine Orifices Essence Yang Pills should be fine. Senior Blood King, if there’s no other matter, you should enter seclusion and refine them. Such matters should not be delayed.”
“Alright!” Blood King nodded. “Punk, I’m in your debt. I’ll be leaving Xiaorou’s wellbeing in your hands!”
Blood King threw out an interspatial ring.
When Yi Yun checked it, it was filled with Chaos Crystals!
Initially, Yi Yun’s requirements for the Myriad Form Shura Pill’s ingredients were of the lowest standards, but after obtaining a million-year-old Flying Clouds Flowing Flower, his requirements were no longer the same. To prevent wasting the Flying Clouds Flowing Flower’s medicinal essence, the other materials needed to be of higher quality as well.
The budget needed immediately raised about eight times!
Yi Yun had previously promised to earn about one to two thousand Chaos Crystals. Through the betting and the sale of the captured Fey beasts, that could have been sufficient. Unfortunately, his fleecing of the Luo King failed. If not, it would not have been a problem gathering those ingredients.
Due to the rise in budget, Yi Yun sold the two Godly Monarch Royal Seals he had used as a congratulatory gift at Lin Xintong’s coronation. Instantly, he gained another two thousand Chaos Crystals.
Even in the Chaos Heavens where there were numerous Godly Monarchs, a Godly Monarch Royal Seal was still of great worth. If he had sold them in the Sinkhole, the price would have been greater.
With three thousand Chaos Crystals, the shortfall was covered by the Blood King.
The Blood King was not stingy either. He instantly provided all his savings.
“Punk, I haven’t been a Fey Thearch for long, so my wealth is still nothing to speak of. Thankfully, Heretic Hands Ghost Doctor gave another three thousands Chaos Crystals in order to win my trust. They are all in there. You must refine the pills to the best of standards. If there’s anything you lack, have the Treasure Fey Pagoda go to the Heaven Fey Bank to get a loan.”
In fact, the Blood King did not mention that the wealth he produced had three thousand Chaos Crystals from a loan.
However, the Treasure Fey Pagoda was a huge enterprise. By mortgaging a portion of its business, it was not a problem to borrow a few thousand Chaos Crystals.
Finally, Yi Yun had a total of 21,000 Chaos Crystals in his hand. It was equivalent to to 210,000,000 Chaos Ores!
This was a staggering amount of wealth. One had to know that the typical genius prince in the Heaven Fey Ancient Ruins only had about dozens of Chaos Crystals as their liquid wealth.
As for the other princes, even Shaomang Xuan, who Yi Yun had killed, had less than twenty Chaos Crystals.
“Thank you, Senior Blood King. These should be sufficient!”
Yi Yun’s original budget was about two thousand plus Chaos Crystals. Now that he had about nine times more, it left him delighted.
With the Blood King in seclusion, the acquiring of ingredients was completely left to the Treasure Fey Pagoda.
But this placed Yuchi Huo in a dilemma.
Even with immense wealth in hand, a lot of the materials were not that easily gathered.
“Young Master Lin, many of the ingredients are too rare. They have a price, but there’s no one to supply them,” said Yuchi Huo with a rueful expression. With the increase in budget, Yi Yun’s requirements for the ingredients had increased in tow. It was already difficult previously, but it was now only harder.
The search went on for days before two acceptable strains were found. The Golden Feather Immortal Pistil was one of them.
Yi Yun said, “Senior Yuchi, don’t fret. If I’m judging it right, the speed at which we will gather the ingredients will only speed up.”
“Oh?” Yuchi Huo seemed to realize something when Yi Yun said that. “Young Master Lin, do you mean…”
“The Luo King will help us.”
Back in the Fey Blood Plains’ battle, Yi Yun had figuratively smacked the Luo King in the face. For this, the Luo King had sought the Heretic Hands Ghost Doctor. Since he had spent a great price and put in so much effort, how could he allow Yi Yun to not refine the pill because of a lack of ingredients?
In fact, a figure at the level of the Luo King definitely had his patience. It would not have been a problem if he waited a few years. But most critically, the Luo King had also poisoned the Nine Orifices Essence Yang Pills which the Blood King was consuming!
Although it was an extremely brilliant slow-acting poison, the Blood King was bound to discover it if things dragged on. From that, he could infer that the Nine Orifices Essence Yang Pills had been poisoned!
If that happened, no matter how stupid Yi Yun was, he would realize that the Flying Clouds Flowing Flower was problematic as well.
To the Luo King, it was imperative he eradicated Blood King, a mortal malady of his. But when it came to Yi Yun, the Luo King did not think lightly of him either. With Yi Yun’s talent, he would only become more difficult to deal with than the Blood King.
Therefore, the Luo King had to time it perfectly such that both poisons acted at the same time.
Yi Yun said, “The Luo King has deeper connections than the Blood King. He is already aware of the items on my list. If he is not confident that he can gather them for me in a short period of time, he would not have poisoned both items.”
Yuchi Huo said, “Young Master Lin, what you say makes sense. It’s no wonder you told His Majesty that his seclusion could not be delayed. Then, should we spread the news that the Blood King has entered seclusion?”
Yi Yun said, “The Luo King is likely aware of it. It was never a secret anyway.”
The Blood King Palace was huge. It was impossible for it to be devoid of the Luo King’s spies.
And the facts proved that Yi Yun’s guess was right. The search for the ingredients became easier.
Many rare materials were purchased by Yuchi Huo subsequently.
This made Yuchi Huo feel a sense of lingering fear. The Luo King’s deep connections were indeed terrifying. A portion of the ingredients were bought from secret markets. The buyers and sellers there used mystical masks to hide their identity. That could be written off, but there was another portion of ingredients which were sold to Treasure Fey Pagoda by various major factions.
This was obviously motivated by the Luo King.
The Luo King had been in power for so many years, so he had wide-reaching resources that involved many family clans. These family clans either had shared interests with the Luo King or the Luo King Palace had good relationships with a particular important figure in the family clan. At times, they could bribe the partners in bed of particular important figures into making insinuations. There were all sorts of means available, and this resulted in the Blood King Palace taking a few short months to acquire a vast majority of the ingredients!
Yi Yun’s way of beating the Luo King at his own game was truly brilliant.
“The Luo King sure is terrifying. Yet, such a terrifying person thinks so highly of Young Master Lin. He spent such a huge price in order to doom Young Master Lin…” said Yuchi Huo wistfully.
He came to the Blood King’s seclusion chamber and updated him on the ingredient purchase process.
The Blood King’s seclusion was only to refine a pill, so he did not require freedom from disturbances.
“Got it. For Xiaorou to have such a brother as an aide sure is her blessing.”
This was the second time the Blood King was feeling impressed. The Luo King probably never dreamed that all he had done was to suffer a double loss and benefit Yi Yun for nothing.
If not, how could Yi Yun’s refinement of the pills go that smoothly?
“What other ingredients are missing? Prepare them for him at any cost,” said the Blood King.
Yuchi Huo reverently answered, “He’s short of a Fey core. However, I have already received news that a Fey Thearch Fey core will soon be auctioned in the capital. For this auction, I have gotten the Treasure Fey Pagoda to borrow 8000 Chaos Crystals from the Heaven Fey Bank. We will definitely get it!’
“Alright, take your leave.”
Yi Yun’s original requirement for the refinement of the Myriad Form Shura Pills was that of a quasi-Fey Thearch’s Fey core.
Yi Yun even felt that he was going a little crazy after having that many Chaos Crystals. He was even buying a Fey beast’s Fey core at the Fey Thearch level.
The Fey beast’s Fey core at the Fey Thearch level was a lot more valuable than a Godly Monarch Royal Seal.
Fey Thearch level Fey beasts were even rarer. All of these Fey beasts grew up in the wilderness independently, experiencing countless difficulties and the Nine Heavenly Tribulations before becoming a Fey Thearch Fey beast.
To kill them? It was just too difficult!
Furthermore, many Fey beasts would prepare a graveyard for themselves. These graveyards were extremely hidden, so finding their corpses was extremely difficult.
Every Fey core at the Fey Thearch level was something that could only come by luck, but not by searching for it!
Godly Monarch Royal Seals were the condensed laws of others. Many geniuses did not even wish to refine one they found for themselves, and preferred condensing their own Godly Monarch Royal Seals.
However, Fey Thearch Fey cores did not share the same situation. They were top treasures that could be used for pill refinement.
Be it humans, the Fey or the Celestials, all of them needed Fey cores.
Yi Yun went with Yuchi Huo to the auction to purchase it himself.
This was the more exclusive auction house in Heaven Fey City. It was not held by any conglomerate but hosted by the imperial household. Many people came for its reputation, but as Yi Yun was willing to pay an obscene amount of money, he eventually defeated his opponents. He spent 22,000 Chaos Crystals to win the Fey Thearch Fey core!
Yi Yun was thrilled with the Fey Thearch Fey core in hand.
Although the trading price of 22,000 Chaos Crystals was exaggerated, it was still acceptable. If they had met someone who wished to spite them, it would not be strange to have the price reach 30,000 Chaos Crystals.
Finally, Yi Yun went up the stage under the watchful eyes of everyone to do the exchange for Chaos Crystals and the Fey Thearch Fey core.
The feeling of handing over such immense wealth was actually quite exhilarating.
Of course, this was what Yi Yun felt. The audience below only felt it was not worthwhile for the Blood King.
They had obviously heard of news that Yi Yun was trying to refine the Myriad Form Shura Pills and had also seen the list that the Treasure Fey Pagoda had provided.
The list was already exaggerated enough, but it was even more ridiculous at that moment. All the qualities of the ingredients were elevated. The Blood King was probably mad to put the Treasure Fey Pagoda into tremendous debt so as to invest so heavily in Yi Yun.
Although Yi Yun had won fame from a single battle at the Fey Blood Plains, people only believed that he was personally strong. Someone strong could still be a cheat. As a junior, why would his refining of pills need such immense wealth? How was it possible? It was even unheard of for divine alchemists when they refined pills.