Chapter 10 The Lucky Star
Chapter 10 The Lucky Star
"One has to shorten their lifespan for 30 years after consuming the Mortal-Transmutation Elixir. Moreover, one can only consume the elixir at a cultivation base lower than the Core Formation stage. In that case, Du Maner will only be able to transform into four-elemental spiritual roots if I take one, but it should be just right for her."
Fang Jinyu could not help but feel surprised.
Although a cultivator with triple-elemental spiritual roots had a higher chance of breaking through the Foundation Establishment stage than a cultivator with four-elemental spiritual roots, they would face the problem of not being able to live until they broke through the Foundation Establishment stage!
Losing 30 years of lifespan at once would cause a lot of damage to the body.
Not to mention that one's lifespan was suddenly reduced by 60 years.
If the 16-year-old Du Maner took two Mortal-Transmutation Elixir, she could only live for another ten years and turn from a young girl into a white-haired old woman.
However, Fang Jinyu hesitated about whether he should consume it.
It was indeed a fate-changing elixir. However, Fang Jinyu would reduce his lifespan by 30 years!
Even Core Formation stage cultivators would feel their hearts bleeding for a long time when they lose 30 years of lifespan.
Moreover, he wasn't a cultivator who lacked opportunity and had no other choice!
However, after some thought, Fang Jinyu still consumed the pill.
It was because there was a complete set of high-tier magic spells hidden in the memories of the former Fang Jinyu.
It was the supreme wind-thunder scripture!
The parents of the former Fang Jinyu obtained it. Initially, his parents wanted to hand it over to the sect. However, for some unknown reason, the former Fang Jinyu's parents let the young former Fang Jinyu memorize it before destroying it.
Only cultivators with dual wind and lightning spiritual roots could cultivate the supreme wind-thunder scripture.
Coincidentally, among Fang Jinyu's wind, fire, and lightning spiritual roots, his wind and lightning spiritual roots were graded B-, while his fire spiritual roots were graded C-.
In the past few days of cultivation, Fang Jinyu had felt the burden of the "fire" in his spiritual roots.
The spiritual roots were divided into A, B, C, and D grades, and each grade was divided into high and low tiers. A grade of C- in his spiritual roots was regarded as a pass. Otherwise, the former Fang Jinyu wouldn't be able to be ranked 9 in the Qi Condensation stage in his twenties. However… It was inferior to Fang Jinyu's other two spiritual roots.
Although it would take a long time to switch to another cultivation technique and even cause his cultivation base to be weakened, it was obvious that the advantages outweighed the disadvantages compared to the gains.
In the Nine Desolations, there was a ranking of high-tier magic spells.
The Tianling Sect's storm raging technique was outside the top 100.
The supreme wind-thunder scripture was ranked 93rd. Although there were no records of cultivators using the supreme wind-thunder scripture to break through the Nascent Soul stage, there were many cases of cultivators successfully breaking through the Core Formation stage by cultivating it. The majority of them were well-known in the Nine Desolations.
Fang Jinyu immediately began his closed-door cultivation.
His closed-door cultivation had lasted for two months!
By the time he ended his closed-door cultivation, Fang Jinyu had already completed his cultivation transition. It was naturally contributed by the cheat he had on him.
In the past two months, Fang Jinyu had slightly improved his cultivation base after gaining nine points in understanding, six points in understanding great divine powers, and five points in refining inner energy.
He felt that cheating made things way easier!
"Although I've lost 30 years of my life, I don't seem to have aged much after gaining some points on refining my appearance. It is considered a surprise."
As Fang Jinyu circulated his inner energy, he could feel the density of his inner energy. He could even see traces of electricity shimmering on his skin.
"As expected of a top-tier cultivation technique that can be ranked in the top 100 of the Nine Desolations! However, I have to work hard on my cultivation from now on. I must rank 9 in the Foundation Establishment stage within 30 years."
Fang Jinyu was smug with success and once again made his way to one of Mount Lingyao's peaks named "Li."
Fang Jinyu valued alchemy skills even though he didn't need to save up merit points to exchange for the guide of the Foundation Establishment stage cultivator's storm raging technique. Without cultivating alchemy, Fang Jinyu wasn't confident enough to rank 9 in the Foundation Establishment stage within 30 years.
After all, he could only use his cheat once a day.
He believed it was better to bet on the probability of gaining points in understanding alchemy because it was easier than gaining points in refining inner energy.
Gaining one point in inner energy could save him more than a month's worth of cultivation. However, a top-tier elixir that he needed in his current stage could help him save several years of cultivation!
It was the reason alchemists had such high status in the world of cultivators.
Fang Jinyu arrived at one of Mount Lingyao's peaks named "Li" and was ready to continue his alchemy. He didn't need to buy any more spirit herbs and only had to rent an alchemy room.
And this time, he finally succeeded in refining the elixir.
"Qi and Soul Replenish Elixir."
It was a common elixir in the Qi Condensation stage and had many applications. High-tier Qi Condensation stage disciples would use it to restore their inner energy, and low-tier Qi Condensation stage disciples would use it to improve their inner energy. Sometimes, the elixir was also indispensable when breaking through a bottleneck since it could reduce the damage of one who failed to break through forcefully.
Fang Jinyu continued to work hard. When he had refined all 100 portions of spirit herbs, although his success rate was only 10%, he had obtained 85 Qi and Soul Replenish Elixirs.
The elixir wasn't considered expensive, but it was definitely not cheap.
Back then, Fang Jinyu had only been able to purchase one Qi and Soul Replenish Elixir after a month of cleaning feces.
Fang Jinyu kept five Qi and Soul Replenish Elixirs and sold the rest to the sect for 1600 spirit stones.
He kept five Qi replenishing pills and had Fang Jinyu sell the rest to the sect for 1600 spirit stones. The Tianling Sect didn't charge any additional fees to encourage disciples to cultivate their alchemy skills. The sect would only charge by the price at which it should be sold. It was convenient for the sect's Qi Condensation stage disciples who needed it and benefited those who wanted to cultivate alchemy.
"Alchemists are indeed very rich."
Fang Jinyu couldn't help but sigh. Only those who had a stable success rate of 30% for ten types of elixirs could be called alchemists. He could imagine how wealthy those alchemists were.
"It's a pity that the dark market is a scam. However, it should be gone now. Otherwise, I may have gained a little more."
Fang Jinyu slightly shook his head. Afterward, he was going to purchase another 100 portions of spirit herbs.
If he wanted to improve his alchemy skills other than through self-understanding, he still needed to practice more. The process was undoubtedly very costly.
Just as Fang Jinyu walked out, he found that Du Maner had been waiting for him for a while.
When Du Maner saw Fang Jinyu, she immediately smiled.
Fang Jinyu sized up Du Maner and found the current Du Maner looked even more mature. She looked like a 16-year-old girl back then. However, she had the appearance of a young woman now.
Obviously, she had already found her opportunity and consumed the Mortal-Transmutation Elixir.
They hadn't seen each other for two months. Du Maner's cultivation base was currently ranked 2 in the Qi Condensation stage.
The situation made Fang Jinyu confident that Du Maner was the new female lead, who enjoyed the same status as Su Yier in this world and was also the lucky star.
Fang Jinyu pretended to sigh and said, "Congratulations on breaking through the shackles of talent. You should have obtained a Mortal-Transmutation Elixir, right? Although the elixir was good, you needed to pay a high price. Since I haven't rewarded you for the last time you ran an errand for me, I'm giving you this bottle of Qi and Soul Replenish Elixir. I believe it can help you break through to rank 3."
Fang Jinyu had decided to build a good relationship with Du Maner. He didn't expect her to repay him, but he hoped she wouldn't trouble him. He even hoped Du Maner would give him a treasure one day. He would be happy to get the treasure even if they had to end their friendship.
After all, Fang Jinyu was unwilling to offend her—a cultivator who would break through the Nascent Soul stage in a dozen years!
Although Fang Jinyu had some speculations about the luck of the two female leads, they were just his speculations. Hence, he decided to use Su Yier's upgrade method on Du Maner.