Chapter 1654: Array Core
With the Fey Thearch Fey core in hand, Yi Yun had finally received the last of the ingredients he needed!
Yi Yun’s refinement of the pills involved—
Fey Thearch Fey core! Million-year-old Flying Clouds Flowing Flower! Blood of the Ancestor God!
Just gathering these three was astounding enough. In comparison, the million-year-old Flying Clouds Flowing Flower was the cheapest.
And the most valuable of all was the Ancestor God’s blood, something even the Luo King could not obtain.
With everything ready, Yi Yun picked an auspicious day to begin his refinement!
And the place Yi Yun chose was the Heaven Fey Relic Pagoda.
Although the Heaven Fey Relic Pagoda had the words ‘pagoda’ in it, it was actually a major faction. To put it simply, the Heaven Fey Relic Pagoda was the alchemist association of the Heaven Fey City. It nearly monopolized all the alchemists in the Heaven Fey City and was considered a top faction.
The Heaven Fey Relic Pagoda’s Pagoda Lord was also a Fey Thearch. He was also the only Alchemist Monarch of the Heaven Fey Ancient Ruins.
In fact, the alchemy practiced in the Heaven Fey Ancient Ruins was more akin to what was practiced by Tian Yuan world’s Desolate Heaven Masters. They seldom used spiritual plants and instead used the bones, flesh and blood, and Fey cores of Fey beasts!
The Fey’s alchemical arts took a different path from that of humans.
In terms of influence and monetary strength, the Heaven Fey Relic Pagoda was far above that of the Treasure Fey Pagoda. The latter was merely a merchant organization that earned its profits through the bid-ask spreads, while the former controlled the refinement of pills. Having pills was equivalent to having many Fey warriors at their throats.
Yi Yun reserved the most luxurious alchemy room in the Heaven Fey Relic Pagoda, with a rental cost of three hundred Chaos Crystals!
This price was equivalent to the entire wealth of two or three extremely wealthy Fey Lords!
Apart from that, the rental also required a hundred merit points from the Blood King.
Using the entire wealth of two to three extremely wealthy Fey Lords and a hundred merit points of the Blood King to rent an alchemy room? This sounded like madness.
However, the Heaven Fey Relic Pagoda’s alchemy rooms were worth every crystal!
This was because it was one of the nine major array cores of the Heaven Fey City’s Heaven and Earth massive array.
A city like the Heaven Fey City had been situated in the Chaos Heavens for billions of years. In the long river of history, the Heaven Fey City had produced geniuses, so the accumulations it amassed was staggering!
In addition, the Heaven Fey City was a spot where numerous underground spirit veins gathered, making it a wonderland.
The Heaven Fey set up a Heaven and Earth massive array in the Heaven Fey City and sealed the Heaven Earth Yuan Qi there, making the city rich in Yuan Qi. It was more than ten times what could be found in the surrounding regions.
This was also the reason why Heaven Fey City’s property prices were worth their weight in gold!
However, although the Heaven Fey City had rich Heaven Earth Yuan Qi, it was restricted by the Heaven and Earth massive array since it was a shared resource. Absorbing it was no problem, but once one absorbed a certain level of Yuan Qi, it would be restricted by the massive array.
Under such circumstances, the typical expert’s breakthrough was silent, without causing so much as a stir.
But in the Heaven Fey City, there were a handful of nine array cores which did not share the restrictions of the massive array.
Of these nine array cores, three were in the Ruins Emperor Palace—two were occupied by a patriarch each, and the Ruins Emperor had one!
The remaining six were scattered outside the palace.
Under normal circumstances, the nine array cores were left unused. In order to gather Heaven Earth Yuan Qi, they were only used when absolutely necessary.
For instance, when a Fey Thearch was about to break through, they would apply for an array core for their seclusion.
Or if they were refining divine pills or divine armaments. They would apply to use the Heaven Fey Relic Pagoda or the array core at the Artisan Divine Pagoda.
The usage of the array core was not free. Using it expended a lot of things. Typically, the various Fey Thearchs would not be that extravagant for their seclusions.
However, Yi Yun was just that extravagant!
His pill refinement could only be described as extremely high profile!
There were already many people watching Yi Yun. He was refining a pill no one had heard of before, so who knew if he would succeed or fail?
However, due to his rental of the Heaven Fey Relic Pagoda’s pill refinement array core, he immediately caused a commotion.
What a prodigal! An utter prodigal!
Furthermore, what right did a human junior have to use their Heaven Fey City’s array core?
Not only was the average Fey warrior unable to use the locations of the array cores, but they almost never even had a chance to see them!
Even the Ruins Emperor’s usage of the array cores every year was limited. Now, the Heaven Fey Relic Pagoda was renting it to Yi Yun.
Although three hundred Chaos Crystals and a hundred Fey Thearch merit points were costly, it still left many Fey unhappy.
What right did he have!? Why should a sacred land of them, the Heaven Fey, be left to a human to use?
“Don’t be envious. Although it’s blasphemous that the lowlife, Lin Yun, can step into the Heaven Fey Relic Pagoda’s array core, perhaps it’s the Pagoda Lord himself who is secretly overjoyed.”
When someone raised this point, everyone was stunned before they realized what was happening.
The Heaven Fey Relic Pagoda’s array core was charged by the day and not the usage process!
The array core was usually left unused to accumulate Heaven Earth Yuan Qi.
Every array core had to be used at specific points in time. If the amassed Yuan Qi was sucked dry by the rentee, it would be a terrible loss.
On the contrary, if the rentee had a “limited appetite,” capable of only absorbing minute amounts despite renting for half a month, the pagoda would make a killing.
“So that’s the reason. Haha, so that’s what the Pagoda Lord has in mind.”
“Three hundred Chaos Crystals aren’t cheap to begin with. It’s even rarer with the Fey Thearch merit points. Most important of all, the array core cannot be used after a long period of time. When the Yuan Qi is at its richest, it can be used by the Pagoda Lord. Perhaps, the Pagoda Lord has plans on refining a special pill.”
People discussed and came to a realization.
It was no wonder that the Heaven Fey Relic Pagoda did not reject Yi Yun’s entry into the array core.
A fool and his money are soon parted, and the fool was none other than Yi Yun.
However, Yi Yun was not necessarily a fool. He could be having nefarious ideas, since he was not the one paying for it.
Many people were guessing at the means Yi Yun used to win the Blood King’s trust to the point of him investing so much in him.
For items like a Fey Thearch Fey core, even if an alchemist grandmaster were to refine one, they would do so very carefully, afraid that they were unable to bring out the medicinal essence of the Fey core. After all, the energy contained within was overly terrifying.
As for Yi Yun, he had everything go smoothly for him. Not only was he using a Fey Thearch Fey core for his cauldron of pills, he was even using all kinds of treasured herbs, The amount of energy combined together far exceeded the Fey Thearch Fey core!
How was it possible to infuse so much energy into the pill? It would definitely result in a lot of waste. It was even possible that the excessive energies would cause the cauldron to blow up.
That would all be alright if it was the Heaven Fey Relic Pagoda’s Pagoda Lord who did the refinement, but how old was Yi Yun?
People guessed that Yi Yun would use up or transfer away the large amount of resources in the chamber!
When the time came, he could make an explosion and claim that the pill refinement had failed.
However, he had caused such a huge stir and the ingredients he used were of top grade. He had even rented the array core of the Heaven Fey Relic Pagoda. Could he simply write off everything by claiming failure?