World Defying Dan God - Chapter 8
The flame has been poured into the alchemy furnace, baking the spirit herbs inside and drying them out. Some spirit Qi was left inside those dried spirit herb, so the first attempt ended in failure. But Chen Xiang was not discouraged by it, at this time he knew how formidable his flames are, he needs to increase his control on the flames.
Chen Xiang picked up the next set of herbs, this time he tries harder to control the flames. Cautiously baking the spirit herbs inside the furnace, but it resulted in a failure.
After failing three times in a row, he started to build up some experience. His knowledge regarding flame control has increased from the previous attempts.
The fourth try, Chen Xiang was successful in extracting out all the spirit Qi. Now he can successfully enter the next stage of alchemy.
While injecting his spiritual power inside the alchemy furnace he took a peek inside, Chen Xiang saw various colour of different types of spirit Qi exuded by the spirit herbs. Now he has to control these spirit Qi, rotating them to form a whirlpool, and the already dried spirit herbs slowly starting to turn into grey ash.
At this time, Chen Xiang controls the spirit Qi emitted by these spirit herbs and 'Herbal powder' and mix's them together.......
Chen Xiang is now in the 5th level of mortal martial realm, he already has a good amount of spiritual power, but he seems to be reaching his limit. Because he divided the whirlpool of 'Herbal spirit Qi' into five small whirlpools and try to fuse with the 'Herbal powder' at the same time, trying to refine five pills in one attempt.
Forming five whirlpools, Chen Xiangs' brows started to wrinkle while sweating profoundly form his head. Not only does he need to use True Qi to form flames, but he also has to control said flame and while also trying to congeal the pills which is also consuming his spiritual power.
’’This better be successful!’’ Chen Xiang shouts within his heart. The five 'Herbal spirit Qi' whirlpools are revolving rapidly and even starts to fuse with those five groups of 'Herbal powder' at the same time. He only needs to drop the right amount of water now and let the 'Herbal powder' and the 'Herbal spirit Qi' congealing successful into 5 pills.
Chen Xiang was continuously sweating from his forehead while looking very tired. But he is still continuously releasing True Qi flame and spiritual power, almost all of his True Qi is about to be consumed.
’’I finally succeeded, plus I ended up spending all day to refine these five pills, alchemy really needs a lot of time!’’ Chen Xiang said with light sigh.
Chen Xiang opened the alchemy furnace, looking at the five snow white 'Quenching body dan' within the dissipating mist, he could not help but grin. He had eaten 'Quenching body dan' pills before, but the quality of those were not even close to these.
If those old alchemist came to know about him successful refining the 'Quenching body dan' pill in a day, they will certainly die with shame. Many alchemist took three to five years to successfully refine a pill for first time, even the most talented alchemists would still need a year and a half and moreover they are only able to refine one pill at a time.
But Chen Xiang in his first attempt successfully refined five pills, if those old alchemists finds out than they would die from the shock.
Not to mention those old alchemist, even the sisters, Su Meiyao and Bai Youyou are scared by Chen Xiang's inherent talent in alchemy. They inspect the pills with their own delicate hands, their facial expression are filled with shock.
’’Ha-ha, sister Meiyao, before you said I would have to wait for a year and half to actually successful refine a pill, but I successful refined them in a single day, now you can give me a reward.’’ Chen Xiang start laughing proudly.
Su Meiyao is also very happy, with a charming voice asked:’’ Then Chen young master how can we sisters reward you?’’
Chen Xiang with both hand hugging his chest, with a grin on his face said: ’’How about a kiss.....on the cheek of course’’
’’Dream on Brat!’’ Bai Youyou coldly said, then returned inside the ring.
Su Meiyao while trying to contain her laugh, arrived near Chen Xiang and gave him a kiss on his cheek with her soft lips. ’’My dear brother, you have to continue to work hard, you should not be proud.’’
Chen Xiang was only kidding and did not expect this beautiful girl to actually give him a kiss, Su Meiyao watched the stupefied Chen Xiang and laughed while covering her mouth, then returned to the ring.
Chen Xiang took a deep breath while smelling the residual fragrance left by her. Calming down his heartbeat, he whispered: ’’She really is femme fatale, I unexpectedly got charmed.’’
He touched the invisible ring on his hand, as if caressing a lover's face. In order to allow the fairies inside his ring to restore their strength as soon as possible, he motivated himself.
A 'Quenching body dan' is sold for Seven hundred spirit coin, Chen Xiang refined five pills, he can sell them for three thousand five hundred, he earned big time. Not to mention he still has a set of herbs left to refine, if he succeeded again, then another three thousand five hundred spirit coin profit can be made.
Chen Xiang read in a book some time ago, that you can refine up to five 'Quenching Body Dan' from one set of herbs. So his target was always to refine five pills in one go, but he did not know that refining five pills at once can only be possible in situation when the herbs are used to the extreme. Only high level alchemists with better understanding can solidify pills in that way, and the timing is also most important.
Controlling spiritual power and flames to a micro level, must take notice of subtle changes taking place inside the alchemy furnace, otherwise it will fall short.
'Quenching body dan', provides a great help when refining the body. But are only limited for martial artist at 3rd level or lower of mortal martial realm, Chen Xiang is now at the 5th level of mortal martial realm, for him 'Quenching body dan' will not be much of help. But it can help him in restoring his true Qi quickly.
Chen Xiang ate one pill, more than half the true Qi within his body is restored. He decided to take the remaining four pills to Chen Tianhu for tasting.
’’The flavour is good, but I just ate seven hundred spirit coin!’’ Chen Xiang with some sorrow, went to his father's library.
It was already late night, but Chen Tianhu was not sleeping. Still thinking about some things regarding the martial arts in the library, this was a habit of his.
’’Xiang Er, what problem is it for you to come find me at such a late hour.’’ Chen Tianhu smelled the fragrance of herbs from Chen Xiang body and immediately frowned.
Chen Xiang with a grin said: ’’I want father to taste the very first pill which I have refined’’!
’’What!’’ Chen Tianhu fiercely stood up with his eyes wide open and his face filled with disbelief. He originally thought it will take Chen Xiang eight to ten years before he can successfully refine some pills, but did not expect that it just take him a day. A single f***king day!
Chen Xiang gave Chen Tianhu four snow white 'Quenching body dan' pills. Chen Tianhu's mouth stayed open with shock while looking at the four snow white pills with disbelief.
’’Still hot!’’ Chen Tianhu mind goes blank with shock, because he did not believe his son would actually comprehend alchemy in a single day. Is he a genius that is born once in every thousands of years?
These type of geniuses although are respected by various forces, but is also envied by many, if there are people who wants to recruit them, then there obviously will be people who wants to assassinate them.
Chen Tianhu took a deep breath, calming down his heart which is filled with excitement, said: ’’The quality are much better when compared to the spirit dan hall, it'll at least be sold for eight hundred spirit coins, I will take these four pills and help you in selling them and buying some spirit herb seedlings! ’’
For Chen Xiang able to accelerate the growth of spirit herbs, and then refining them into pills is a matter of few days, Chen Tianhu knows his son will become a grandmaster level alchemist in the not so distant future.
’’You cannot rush these things, first thoroughly refine mortal level low-grade pills, when you get a hang of it, then move onto higher level ones.’’
Chen Xiang nodded his head, he returned to his courtyard to rest, waiting till his spiritual power is restored, than he will refine the last set of herbs.
Next day, Chen Xiang woke up early, thinking about refining 'Quenching body dan'. He is somewhat excited, after successfully refining it once, this time it's just simply following steps. He arrived at the last stage of congealing the pills with ease.
Within the alchemy furnace, there were five groups of herbal powder and herbal spirit Qi, fusing them together into a sludge. Chen Xiang is relaxed this time, not like previously where he consumed most of his True Qi and spiritual power.
’’Successful!’’ Chen Xiang sigh with relief, opening the lid of the furnace, he saw 'Quenching body dan'.
It only took him 2 hours to refine the pills this time around!
In the following days, Chen Xiang is accelerated the growth of many spirit herbs then refined them into pills. Not only is he refining 'Quenching body dan', but is also refining many other low-grade mortal level pills that have many practical uses, such as Restoring Qi dan, Golden healing essence, Dispelling poison dan, Congealing Qi dan and others.
Although at the beginning, each time will have some failures, but as he got familiar with the nature of the spirit herbs and got better in controlling flames, while also getting several tips.
Su Meiyao, this mysterious girl's alchemy technique are very brilliant, previously he didn't believe this stunning delicate girl even knew alchemy, cause in his knowledge, alchemist are either bald or white haired old man.
Chen Xiang did not get tired these past few days and practicing alchemy didn't even affect his Qi practice, he is also practicing 'Dragon saliva exercise' in the evenings to cohesion our the azure dewdrop which is able to accelerate the growth of spirit herbs.
Also in the past month, Chen Xiang got skilled in refining out low-grade mortal level pills.