Chapter 704: Epilogue 2: The Difference Between a Sword Cultivator and a Pill Cultivator
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Compared to Lonemoon’s new plane, the Invincible Sect really had nothing much to worry about. At the Sect’s early stages, there was only Yu Hong and the other eight sisters. Now, all of them were immortal cultivators. Si Yu in particular was the quietest, but she was the most aware of them all. Naturally, her cultivation level was also the highest among them all. Now, she was already a Young Emperor, and was well on her way to becoming an Immortal Emperor. In addition to the fact that she was a body cultivator, she was much stronger than the other Celestial Emperors in the various continents.
As for Tian Yi, who had just ascended awhile ago, his luck seemed to get him to ascend straight to the Bo Sea continent. He took the token that Lonemoon had given him and found his way all the way to the Invincible Heavenly Palace. Yu Hong arranged for him to train under Boss Lan and Floaty, so that he could continue learning how to refine pills under them. After all, he had only just ascended. Everything he knew about pills in the lower realm was now obsolete. He had to relearn everything.
The good thing was that the Invincible Sect was extremely efficient. They had a constant supply of immortal herbs. What’s more, Tian Yi was a natural pill cultivator – he picked things up very quickly. Boss Lan was extremely heartened that his progress was so good. After organising two lessons for him, he gave Tian Yi a few recipes and orders, then told him to train on his own.
Tian Yi was quite afraid of this process at first. All the lower-grade immortal pills required immortal herbs to refine them. He was only an Earth Immortal – it would not be nice for him to waste too much herbs. Yet, when he tried refining his first cauldron of first-grade pills, he caused ten explosions in a row. At first, he thought that he would be punished. However, all Master Lan did was hand him the key to the store room and say, “Here! Go and get your own immortal herbs. I’m too lazy to deliver any more of them to you.” Then, he turned and called out to an immortal named Radish. Together, they went to water the immortal herbs.
Tian Yi was so guilty for being a burden. After pondering over this for awhile, he went to turn himself in to Master Floaty.
For some reason, he could not rest knowing that he was wasting so many immortal herbs. What’s more, he had heard that the Invincible Heavenly Palace was the Heavenly Palace of the emperor of the Bo Sea. Ever since the emperor of the Bo Sea took his place, he never took in another disciple. Tian Yi himself had only been allowed to join the Invincible Sect because Brother Lonemoon had handed him that token. Although he had no idea where Lonemoon was now, he knew that he could not let Lonemoon down.
But the moment Floaty heard his report, he gave Tian Yi an immortal herb that resembled a dandelion. In a mysterious way, he said, “Why don’t you put this in the concoction and see what happens? it will increase the pill’s grade and protect the cauldron from exploding!” After awhile, he added, “It’ll be alright as long as you don’t let Radish catch you.”
Tian Yi: “…”
No, he came to ask for forgiveness, not to cheat on his assignments! The immortal herb in his hands was without a doubt a top-grade immortal herb. It looked much more precious than the herbs in the rear mountain. Why was Floaty giving him this for no good reason! Were they used to being as wasteful as he was being?
Tian Yi had no other choice. He could only go back and tell the Managing Elder, Elder Yu Hong. She was the most senior in the sect, and she controlled everything that happened within it. Tian Yi was sure that he would not go wrong by reporting this matter to her.
Indeed, when Elder Yu Hong heard what he had to say, she frowned and tapped her fingers on the table for a long while. She looked to be in deep thought as she took one look at Tian Yi. After awhile, she retrieved a key and handed it to him, saying, “The sect is indeed lacking in lower-level immortal herbs. Why don’t you use the fourth- and fifth-grade herbs first. You could even use the sixth- or seventh- grade ones if you want.” With that, she dropped the key in his palm.
Tian Yi: “…”
No, he was not complaining that there was not enough immortal herbs! Much less was he trying to get better-grade immortal herbs! Why was everyone taking his message wrongly!
“Junior Brother Tian Yi, keep working hard!” Before TIan Yi could respond, Yu Hong patted him on the shoulder and encouraged him. “Keep at your training. If there is anything you’re not sure about, ask Boss Lan. He has a lot of time on his hands.”
“…” No, Elder, please hear me out.
“Don’t worry. Our Sect may be poor, but we also know you need low-grade immortal herbs to train. I’ll get the disciples to ask Celestial Emperor Little Biao to give us more. There’ll surely be more than enough!”
“…” No, I really didn’t come here to ask for more immortal herbs!
“Come to think of it, it doesn’t seem like we have enough immortal stones left… Our storage is only 200% full… Why not we expand our market to the demonic realm too?”
“…” Stop it – aren’t immortals and demons not supposed to get along?
Wait a moment!
Why did he feel like… Elder Yu Hong’s habit of trying to make profits was so familiar? Yet, he could not recall whom she resembled.
A long while later, Tian Yi finally understood. Immortal herbs that were valuable to the various immortals in the continent were counted as trash in the Invincible Sect.
As a wasteful pill cultivator, he was used to being short on ingredients. Now, he had become wealthy overnight. Tian Yi guessed that he would need much more time to get used to this lifestyle.
But before Tian Yi could get used to it, the Invincible Sect began to welcome new people in the sect. Zuo Two Bucks had finally ascended to immortality. The way time worked in the immortal realm was different from the lower realm. Although less than one month had passed in the immortal realm, thousands of years had already gone by in the lower.
What’s more, Zuo Two Bucks did not ascend to immortality alone. Instead, when he ascended to immortality, he brought with him a good demon who stayed in Gui Yi Sect for thousands of years, refusing to leave – the demon, Little Three.
Ever since Shen Ying left them, Little Three had not dared to get off his knees. At first, the people of Gui Yi Sect were a little afraid. After all, it was a demon- a Skyfiend at that. But after awhile, they realised that he seemed to be rooted there. He did not even move from his position a single inch. Slowly, the people of Gui Yi Sect let their guards down.
But the demonic Qi around him still caused a disturbance in the sect, even if he was not actively trying to attack them. In the beginning, the plants around him began to wilt. Slowly, all the herbs on the mountain died. Within a certain radius of where Little Three was kneeling, they could not grow any more immortal herbs.
The Gui Yi Sect’s Patriarch was so anxious that he cried out. After all, they were a sect of pill cultivators. What good was the land if they could not plant any spirit herbs on it! Yet, no matter who said what, Little Three refused to get up. He looked at them as if to say, “Don’t even dream of bluffing me, a demon with multiple brains!”
Just like that, Little Three knelt there for a few hundred years. All the spirit herbs in the sect were nearly wiped clean. Zuo Two Bucks, who was a Nascent Soul cultivator at the time could not help but say, “Little Three, kneeling here is not a solution either. A person as kind as Lady Shen would hope to see you go out and help others for sure. Do more good things. For all you know, she would be happier and forgive you!”
“Is that true?” Little Three stared blankly at him. He was beginning to look convinced.
Zuo Two Bucks kept trying to persuade him to get up. Finally, Little Three bought his story and stood up hesitantly. From then on, he followed Zuo Two Bucks around and helped to do more good in the place. Perhaps because he was a demon, this had a huge impact on the people around him. Because of his actions, the fiendish cultivator sects around all began to turn over a new leaf.
After all, it was the goal of all fiendish cultivators to ultimately become a demon. If demons were doing good things, it showed that their old way of training was flawed.
Thus, under Little Three’s guidance, the demonic cultivators began to get along well with the rest of the cultivators. They made friends and co-operated. This harmony continued all the way until Zuo Two Bucks ascended to immortality.
To prevent Little Three from going back and kneeling after Zuo Two Bucks ascended to immortality, Zuo Two Bucks dragged Little Three up to the upper realm with him. Thus, Little Three followed Zuo Two Bucks all the way back to the Invincible Sect as well. As the saying went: He needed to seek forgiveness from Exalted Goddess.
In his thousands of years training in the lower realm, Zuo Shuming did not once get distracted from his path. He focused on becoming a good sword cultivator. The moment Yu Hong saw him, she knew that Elder Lonemoon was the one who trained him. She accepted him into the sect immediately, and instructed the other disciples to train him up. He was only an Earth Immortal. The other disciples needed someone like him to train with. Soon, he would make progress! Mm… Sword cultivators have good endurance right?
Zuo Two Bucks: “…”
“Wait, Senior Sister! I haven’t gotten an immortal sword! Can you give me a sword before you hit me?”
“Shut up! HIt him!”
“Senior Brother, I am only an Earth Immortal. Even sword cultivators of this level would not be able to withstand a blow from Mystic Immortals. Please, stop treating me like a punching bag!”
“It’ll be alright, Junior Brother. You won’t die!”
“Eh? Senior Sister, what do you want? You don’t have to transform – I wouldn’t be able to beat you either way!”
“I’m respecting my opponent!”
“Wait, no, help!”
Zuo Two Bucks seriously doubted his life choices, especially after seeing Tian Yi. The latter squatted peacefully in the pill refinement room each day, holding a fifth-grade immortal herb in his left hand and an eighth-grade immortal lotus in his right. In fact, this image made Zuo Two Bucks seriously consider running back to the lower realm.
Speaking of which… Was it too late to become a pill cultivator now?