Chapter 27: Tattered And Small Cauldron
Translator: Dragon Boat Translation Editor: Dragon Boat Translation
The largest medicine shop in the city was the Green Lotus Medicine Shop. Not only did it sell medicinal pills, but it also sold all kinds of items needed to refine pills. It also had a complete range of items.
Elder Xie was patrolling around. When he saw a familiar figure, his eyes could not help but light up. He immediately went up to welcome him warmly. “Little brother, what a coincidence. I didn’t expect to meet you here. What kind of medicinal pills do you want to buy?”
Lin Bai recognized that this was elder Xie, whom he had met once during the competition that day. “I don’t want to buy medicinal pills. I want to see what kind of pill formulas are available.”
Elder Xie sized up Lin Bai without batting an eyelid and asked tentatively, “Are you the one who wants to use them?”
Seeing Lin Bai nod his head, he couldn’t help but feel shocked in his heart. The smile on his face became even more fervent.
If he knew that Lin Bai had awakened more than two profession, who knew how he would look like.
“You should have just awakened your second profession, right? I didn’t expect you to have such achievements at such a young age. The younger generation is truly formidable.”
Seeing that elder Xie had misunderstood, Lin Bai did not explain.
“We have the most basic pill formulas here. They nourish qi and nourish blood, repair wounds, and basic anti0venom. For pills like the small fortune pills, although the materials are expensive, the workmanship is complicated, and the price is high. But the pill formulas are relatively common… so it’s not that I can’t give them to you.”
It was no wonder that Pill Masters were a profession that burned money. Even the price of the most basic pill formula was several thousand crystal stones, not to mention the other higher quality ones. Looking at the string of zeros behind it, Lin Bai couldn’t help but click his tongue.
Moreover, good pill formulas were hard to come by. Just like those cultivation methods, some were even more valuable than others. The more valuable ones were monopolized by the various power factions, and they wouldn’t be easily leaked out.
Similarly, if an Pill Master really matured, he would also be sought after by many people.
Elder Xie thought that Lin Bai was young and promising. His future was limitless, and he intended to befriend him.
In addition, the pill formula for the small fortune pill was not something rare. They were relatively common among pill masters
Therefore, he was also willing to give Lin Bai a favor.
“Thank you very much.”
“It seems that you are not familiar with pill concoction. In fact, besides the pill formula, concoction also emphasizes on medicinal ingredients and fire power.”
Lin Bai had little knowledge in this area, and there was no one around him knew how to refine pills. Therefore, he showed a puzzled expression. “Can’t ordinary fire do it?”
“It’s not that it can’t do it. It’s just that the effects and quality of the pills will be greatly reduced.”
Lin Bai didn’t know much about pill refinement either. He just wanted to obtain the pill formula first and do the rest slowly.
At this moment, when he heard elder Xie’s words, his interest was immediately piqued. “I’d like to hear the details.”
“Fire is divided into nine grades. Take the third grade green lotus fire in our shop for example. As the name implies, it is third grade. The name of the medicine shop came from this too.” When he said this, elder Xie’s expression couldn’t help but carry a hint of pride.
It should be known that special flames were hard to find. A third grade fire was already not bad. A fourth or fifth grade fire could only be found in a bigger city. A sixth or seventh grade fire could be counted on one’s fingers in this world. As for eighth or ninth grade fire, it was a legendary existence that almost no one had seen before.
“Every type of fire is different. Their main attribute is also different. Some are more offensive while some are more gentle. As for the medicinal ingredients, magic beast inner cores are also required. The higher the grade, the better.”
Lin Bai could not help but ask, “Could it be that the special flames can be used for battle besides pill refinement?”
Elder Xie was not surprised by Lin Bai’s confusion. He stroked his beard and laughed loudly.
“Many people have the same thoughts as you. They think that pill masters have low combat power and are not very strong. This is indeed the case. However, there are actually some pill masters who rely on their powerful heavenly flames to have extraordinary combat strength.”
At this point, his tone paused, and even his expression became serious.
“However, there is one thing to be careful of. There is a great risk in subduing a heavenly flame. If one is lucky, one will suffer injuries and backlash. If one is unlucky, then not only will one’s appearance be destroyed, one will also have to bear the pain of being burned by the heavenly flame. In the end, one will be reduced to ashes.”
There were once pill masters who blindly pursued the strength of the heavenly flame. They thought that only a heavenly flame of higher quality would be able to refine an excellent medicinal pill. However, they did not think that their bodies would not be able to withstand the tyrannical heavenly flame at all. As a result, they died.
“However, the attribute of most of the heavenly flames is still relatively mild. However, some of the heavenly flames are also more violent.”
Upon hearing elder Xie’s words, Lin Bai was deep in thought. It seemed that refining pills was not easy. If there was a chance, he would definitely find a heavenly flame with a higher quality.
In this way, it turned out that magic beast cores were the easiest to obtain. Other than hunting magical beasts in the wild, he could also go to secret realm.
Elder Xie led Lin Bai to a shelf. “Of course, we still need tools to refine pills. All the pill cauldrons in our pharmacy are here. Little friend, why don’t you pick a suitable one?”
Elder Xie’s voice pulled Lin Bai back to his senses. He raised his head and looked up. The three-story high shelf was neatly lined with all kinds of pill cauldrons.
Some were big and some were small, with different colors and shapes.
Some of them were shaped like the sun, and their bodies were full of divine splendor. Some of them were carved with beast patterns that looked lifelike. Some of them were heavy and steady, like the towering five mountains.
For a moment, Lin Bai’s eyes were dazzled, and he didn’t know which one to choose.
“Which one do you like, little friend? I’ll make the decision and give it to you.”
Although he said that, once he said it, elder Xie began to regret it. After all, there were many high-quality pill cauldron here, and the price was almost a million crystals. It was a bit painful to give them away just like that.
However, he couldn’t go back on his words.
Lin Bai looked at each of the pill cauldrons one by one. They were all of excellent quality, but for some reason, he felt that they weren’t pleasing to the eye. They seemed to be passable, but he couldn’t pinpoint exactly what was wrong with them.
“I think this blazing sun cauldron is quite suitable for you, young friend. It’s domineering and forceful, and its aura is about the same as yours. This rejuvenation cauldron is also fine. It can neutralize the medicinal effects very well, and it’s more suitable for beginners…”
Elder Xie was introducing the cauldron, but Lin Bai walked straight to the innermost part of the shelves. Probably because very few people came over, the shelves were covered in dust.
Elder Xie said embarrassedly, “These are all problematic cauldrons that were just cleared out from the warehouse. I was just about to throw them away.”
Lin Bai’s gaze paused, as if he was attracted by something. He saw a small black cauldron laying there quietly. It was different from the glowing cauldron beside it.
This cauldron was dusty and there was nothing outstanding about it. Even the body of the cauldron seemed to be missing a corner. In comparison, it was a little shabby. However, Lin Bai wanted this.
“Then let’s go with this.”
Elder Xie’s expression was a little doubtful. He looked around and saw that there weren’t any good cauldrons around. Following the direction that Lin Bai pointed in, he was momentarily stunned. “Are you sure you want to choose this? Do you want to reconsider?”
It was strange that this cauldron had appeared out of nowhere, so he didn’t have any impression of it.
If it wasn’t for Lin Bai, he would have easily overlooked it. However, from the looks of it, it probably wasn’t anything good.
Lin Bai shook his head. “Thank you for your kindness. I’ll take it.”
“But this cauldron is broken. It’s very likely that it won’t work.”
Elder Xie wanted to persuade him again, but since Lin Bai insisted, he couldn’t say anything more.
He probably felt a little guilty. They had agreed to give the cauldron to him, but Lin Bai chose a broken and small one. Thus, he gave Lin Bai some more medicinal herbs and politely sent him out.
The disciple beside him didn’t understand. He couldn’t help but ask, “Elder, why are you so polite to him? I saw that his clothes are ordinary, and he doesn’t look particularly outstanding.”
This disciple did not attend the competition back then. If they knew, they would not be able to say such words.
“What do you know! If you see him coming in the future, you must inform me. Even if I can’t make it in time, you must be respectful.”
Elder Xie instructed them, afraid that if these people accidentally offended Lin Bai, it would be a waste of his painstaking efforts.
Looking at Lin Bai’s departing back, he couldn’t help but say,
“It’s only been a short while since the last battle. Not only has this kid broken through, he’s probably awakened a new profession. His future is bright, and he definitely won’t be limited to this place. Who knows, we might need his help in the future….”