Chapter 1655: Jiang Lichen
Would the Blood King spare Yi Yun after he caused such a big hooha and put on an entire farce of extravagantly wasting resources?
The outcome was difficult to tell. After all, everyone acknowledged Yi Yun’s strength.
The Blood King had become Fey Thearch only recently. He was only beginning to build up his faction and had a weak foundation. Even if he encountered a larcenous person like Yi Yun, he still needed to rely on them if they were a genius.
At noon, the alchemical process began!
Yi Yun stayed in a chamber to refine his pills, so it was silent. No one could observe him.
But even so, thousands of people gathered around Heaven Fey Relic Pagoda. Even if they could not see a thing, they could not help but look toward the Heaven Fey Relic Pagoda.
This could very likely become a huge joke.
If that were the case, the person to bear the brunt of the jokes would not be Yi Yun, but the Blood King.
In the years following Blood King’s breakthrough to Fey Thearch, he had affected the interests of many old Fey Thearchs. Many people were waiting to see the Blood King suffer a setback.
When Yi Yun began the refinement process, an azure-clothed man sat on a high platform above the Heaven Fey Relic Pagoda. In between his brows was a purple mark that looked like a faint constellation.
As for his clothes, they were not adorned with any accessories. He looked as simple as could be. However, his body exuded a faint air that was not necessarily that of a supreme being’s. Instead, it was like a distant galaxy, ethereal and indistinct, visible but not reachable.
He was none other than the Heaven Fey Relic Pagoda’s Pagoda Lord. He was also the Alchemist Monarch of the Heaven Fey Ancient Ruins—Jiang Lichen.
The Fey Thearchs of the Heaven Fey Ancient Ruins might show respect to the Ruins Emperor openly, but oppose him in private. But all of them had to be on good terms with Jiang Lichen.
There was no other choice. No matter how intractable the Fey Thearchs of Heaven Fey City were, they often needed to seek Jiang Lichen’s help.
At that moment, Jiang Lichen was having a game of chess with someone. Sitting across him was the Luo King, Jiang Luo!
The game had been ongoing for a full day. Jiang Lichen held the advantage, and without a surprise upset, the Luo King would find it difficult to make a comeback.
However, Jiang Lichen continued playing, laying his pieces in an unhurried manner.
Many a time, he was not considering the game, but enjoying the sense of calm while playing.
“Is Heretic Hands Ghost Doctor still at your place?” Jiang Lichen suddenly asked.
Few people knew that the Heretic Hands Ghost Doctor was acquainted with the Luo King, but Jiang Lichen knew. He was one of the older Fey Thearchs of the Heaven Fey Ancient Ruins, having attained the realm of Fey Thearch long before the Luo King.
“Yes. Heretic Hands is treating Yuchan.”
“The treatment has taken that long?” Jiang Lichen asked.
“Heretic Hands isn’t nomologically skilled. Furthermore, that human bastard has done lots of research in the laws; hence, it has taken so long. However… it’s close to success.”
“I see…” Jiang Lichen nodded. “According to the Heaven Fey City rules, Fey Thearchs are not to have any fratricidal infighting. If you were to fight Blood King, it would require the destruction of a foundation, the bottom line of a Fey Thearch conflict.”
The Heaven Fey Ancient Ruins cherished every Fey Thearch. They were just too rare and what the Heaven Fey Ancient Ruins used as the pillars of their society.
However, what if it was only an injury instead of the destruction of a foundation?
The Luo King knew that there were many gray areas.
“My revenge is mainly directed at that human bastard. It should be fine just dealing with him, right!?”
“That’s fine. You can do anything you want to Lin Yun,” said Jiang Lichen indifferently.
The division between “us” and “them” was irreconcilable!
The Fey’s attitude towards human was that of contempt, but also that they could be controlled.
Simultaneously, they had to be careful against them!
For humans that became Godly Monarchs, they would not easily offend them, but they would be very happy to see human Godly Monarchs perish.
Besides, the Blood King had so many enemies in the Heaven Fey City that even he did not know the exact number. How could they be willing to see Yi Yun develop his strength?
Yi Yun and Jiang Xiaorou shared a very close relation. This was already sufficient to be a point of attack on Jiang Xiaorou and the Blood King.
“Good! Brother Lichen, I’m assured having heard you say that. Unfortunately, that punk will be wasting so many resources before his death,” said the Luo King wistfully.
“Those things are all excellent pill refinement ingredients. Brother Lichen, the Nine Cycles Heavenly Tribulation Pills that you have been preparing for decades are probably inferior when it comes to preciousness, right?”
Jiang Lichen’s refinement of the Nine Cycles Heavenly Tribulation Pills was known by many Fey Thearchs in the Heaven Fey City.
The pills’ name was self-explanatory. They were used after nine cycles of Heavenly Tribulations, enhancing the body-tempering effects of the Heavenly Tribulation by twenty percent.
Transcending the Heavenly Tribulations was a necessary process for Fey Thearchs.
The fact that the Nine Cycles Heavenly Tribulation Pills could enhance the body-tempering effects of a Heavenly Tribulation made their value obvious!
Many Fey Thearchs, including Fey Thearchs outside the Heaven Fey City, coveted those pills.
Over the years, many non-Jiang Fey Thearchs visited Jiang Lichen after learning of the news. They were aware that it was not pragmatic to hope to obtain a Nine Cycles Heavenly Tribulation Pill from Jiang Lichen directly, but there were bound to be opportunities if they made his acquaintance.
The Fey Thearchs who visited Jiang Lichen were all famous figures. If he rejected their request, Jiang Lichen might feel his conscience being pricked.
As such, if he were to make another cauldron of pills in the future, there was a chance of them purchasing a pill.
“Yes, the price of the ingredients used for the Nine Cycles Heavenly Tribulation Pills are not that ludicrous. However, as long as it expends a sliver of my Origins of Lightning Tribulation, I will not refine any more. Alchemy is not simply about using expensive materials. Even an Alchemy Monarch would find it difficult to control the vast energies. No matter how many treasured herbs are used, all of that will be wasted.”
Jiang Lichen did not continue on.
He planned on waiting three years after Yi Yun was done with his pill refinement before refining the Nine Cycles Heavenly Tribulation Pills!
In fact, Jiang Lichen had been monitoring the Heaven Earth Yuan Qi gathered within the Heaven Fey Relic Pagoda for the past twenty years.
All of that was for his goal of refining the Nine Cycles Heavenly Tribulation Pills!
Now, the Heaven Earth Yuan Qi inside the array core had only amassed to a certain level. According to the rules, every array core had to be used after a specific period of time.
Equal sharing of resources was a rule of the Heaven Fey City. Which Fey Thearch wouldn’t need resources? What right did Jiang Lichen have to keep an array core closed to accumulate Heaven Earth Yuan Qi?
Jiang Lichen’s reputation was sufficiently high that the other Fey Thearchs did not dare pick a bone with him.
But with the passage of time, the Yuan Qi within the array core increased. It was no longer within control.
It was normal for people to covet it, such as the Blood King! Jiang Lichen’s relationship with the Blood King was only ordinary!
Thankfully, Yi Yun had served himself right to his doorstep while the Blood King was in seclusion. It effectively prevented him bringing trouble onto himself.
Since Yi Yun had entered the array core, Jiang Lichen would then have an aboveboard reason to reject all other Fey Thearchs from entering for the next three years, with the Blood King having even less priority.
After Yi Yun entered, another three years would ensure that the array core was filled with Heaven Earth Yuan Qi!
Back when Yi Yun decided to rent the Heaven Fey Relic Pagoda’s array core, he had only done so because he wanted to freely absorb Heaven Earth Yuan Qi and not be restricted by the Heaven Fey City’s massive array.
He never imagined that the Heaven Fey Relic Pagoda’s array core held such monetary value.
Yi Yun saw a spirit fountain inside.
As the Heaven Earth Yuan Qi was so rich, a liquid spirit fountain had been condensed!
According to the array core’s rental agreement, the spirit fountain could not be taken away. Absorption had to be done inside.
“Oh? There’s an array formation obstruction?”
When Yi Yun approached the spirit fountain, he was slightly taken aback. The spirit fountain’s surroundings were sealed with a mystical array. Cracking it was not easy.
It also meant that although the Heaven Fey Relic Pagoda had immense treasures left inside the array core, they were under lock and key.
If the average person came and did the appropriate absorptions, how much could they absorb?
However, this was not a problem for Yi Yun at all.
With the Purple Crystal Origins in hand, the array formation could not stop him at all.
Yi Yun’s refinement would expend an astounding amount of Heaven Earth Yuan Qi. The spirit fountain was truly of timely assistance, allowing the Myriad Form Shura Pill’s quality to be enhanced further.
“I made the right choice in coming to the Heaven Fey City. The Myriad Form Shura Pill is supposed to be very difficult to refine, but it took me such a short period of time to make the preparations. Furthermore, the quality of the ingredients have far exceeded my expectations.”
“The Heaven Fey City is just too nice. First, it was the Luo King who pulled the strings and logistics to aid me in preparing the materials. Now, the Heaven Fey Relic Pagoda has aided me in preparing the best alchemical grounds. Even I’m feeling a little guilt-ridden.”
Yi Yun was very thrilled.
The pill refinement was no trifling matter. No one in the world except himself could complete it.
The refinement of the Myriad Form Shura Pills needed the 10000 Demon Wheel of Existence laws. And this was something only Yi Yun was equipped with.
Apart from that, the pills needed massive amounts of precious materials. The amount of energy involved was too massive that even Fey Thearch alchemists would find it uncontrollable.
However, Yi Yun had the Purple Crystal Origins. He could easily control all the energy in the treasured herbs, while still having the capacity to extract the Heaven Earth Yuan Qi from the spirit fountain to provide for the refinement.
Yi Yun took a deep breath as his mind stirred. All sorts of previous materials appeared in his hand.
He opened the cauldron!
The cauldron he was using was the Ascending Dragon Cauldron.
In terms of cauldron quality, the Ascending Dragon Cauldron was the best. Furthermore, it had the Dragon Emperor bloodline in it. It was most suitable to refine the Myriad Form Shura Pills.
As for the fire needed for the refinement, Yi Yun was using the Heretical God Fire.
The Heretical God Fire was the strongest flame in the universe.
“It’s time. The stars have aligned. If I’m unable to refine the cauldron of pills to perfection under these conditions, I’m no different from trash.”
Yi Yun never thought of the possibility of him failing. What he wanted was absolute perfection!
Yi Yun first took out the hundred-thousand-year-old Golden Feather Immortal Pistil.
Yi Yun interfaced his spiritual energy with the Purple Crystal and extracted the medicinal energies from the Golden Feather Immortal Pistil at an extremely fast speed.
If this scene were to be witnessed by other alchemists, they would probably be left astounded.
No matter how brilliant an alchemist was, they would be very careful with energy extraction. Any tiny mistake could destroy the herb. Even with excellent technique, it was very difficult to completely extract all the medicinal energies.
However, this process was the easiest to Yi Yun.
Instead, it was the refinement process with the Heretical God Fire that Yi Yun needed to take slowly…