Chapter 11 I’ll Take Advantage Of This Opportunity
Chapter 11 I’ll Take Advantage Of This Opportunity
"Thank you, Martial Uncle." Du Maner was overjoyed, but she couldn't help but ask, "Martial Uncle, how did you know? Can I restore my previous appearance in the future?"
Du Maner couldn't help but feel uneasy when she asked the second question.
Since Fang Jinyu was a Foundation Establishment stage cultivator, he was allowed to look up to many alchemy books due to the status brought by his cultivation base. However, Du Maner was different. She could only lend a few alchemy books.
"I saw it before and was immediately amazed by this great elixir. As for whether you can recover your appearance, I don't know. However, a Foundation Establishment stage cultivator will have 200 year of lifespan. Even if you can't recover your looks, you should be able to maintain your current appearance for a long time."
"Thank you for your guidance, Martial Uncle. By the way, Martial Uncle…" Du Maner was a little sad, but she immediately adjusted her mood. Afterward, she took the initiative to approach Fang Jinyu and whispered.
Du Maner wasn't trying to gossip but to tell Fang Jinyu that she had seen a Tianling Sect disciple who ranked 9 in the Qi Condensation stage holding a pair of low-tier lightning-attribute spirit tools to test its power on the drill ground.
Fang Jinyu couldn't help but change his expression.
It was because the Tianling Sect Leader had said that he would give him a pair of low-tier lightning-attribute spirit tools as a reward for discovering the scam in the dark market.
Even though they were low-tier lightning-attribute spirit tools, they were scarce in the cultivation world.
In addition, it was very powerful. Usually, a low-tier lightning-attribute spirit tool was more expensive than a decent middle-tier spirit tool. Moreover, it was hard to purchase.
In Tianling Sect, there was only one pair of low-tier lightning-attribute spirit tools.
It was formed of a hammer and a nail.
Du Maner was present and heard the Tianling Sect Leader say it. Hence, she also knew about it.
"I'll go find the sect leader."
Fang Jinyu recalled that the sect leader said he would send someone to deliver the spirit tool. However, he didn't see any talisman or anyone to inform him after he had finished his closed-door cultivation.
This time, Fang Jinyu had to wait half a day before meeting the sect leader.
After a while, Fang Jinyu left Mount Tianling with a slightly ghastly expression.
"I'll remember it."
Fang Jinyu was slightly angry because the sect leader had told him that the pair of low-tier lightning-attribute spirit tools had been taken away by the grandson of a Core Formation stage cultivator three days ago. The sect leader had given him two choices. One was to wait for the sect to collect another low-tier lightning-attribute spirit tool, and the second was to compensate him with 2000 spirit stones.
Fang Jinyu muttered, "Can 2000 spirit stones buy a low-tier lightning-attribute spirit tool?"
"Even 5,000 spirit stones might not be able to buy it!"
However, Fang Jinyu had no choice.
He could only choose to take the 2000 spirit stones.
It was because Fang Jinyu had realized that the scam of the dark market was just the tip of the iceberg. Moreover, his actions offended the benefits of many people.
If it was just a simple no-cost scam, how could the three disciples who ranked 9 in the Qi Condensation stage have a middle-tier spirit tool? It was even an array spirit tool!
In terms of attributes, lightning-attribute spirit tools were the most precious in this world. They were usually in high demand but not in supply. It was because those who had obtained a lightning-attribute spirit tool or a treasure of heaven and earth that could be used to refine a lightning-attribute spirit tool would usually use it for their use and would never sell it!
In terms of category, array spirit tools were naturally the most precious!
It took a lot of work to refine an array-spirit tool and required the refiner to be proficient in formation techniques.
"Back then, a Core Formation stage cultivator who belonged to the same peak as the four arrived first, followed by two other Core Formation stage cultivators. One of them told the first Core Formation stage cultivator to avoid arousing suspicion… I'm afraid the dark market involved the dispute between the Core Formation stage cultivators!"
With his thoughts, Fang Jinyu immediately made a decision. He decided not to leave the peak of Mount Lingyao named "Li" until the opening of the Lingdu Secret Realm!
Compared to Mount Xiaohe, although the peak of Mount Lingyao named "Li" wasn't in charge by a Core Formation stage cultivator, it had richer spiritual energy.
Otherwise, all the Foundation Establishment stage cultivators from Mount Xiaohe wouldn't have gone to other peaks.
For example, Fang Jinyu, the new Foundation Establishment stage cultivator.
If it weren't for the fact that he wanted to switch his cultivation technique, he would never have returned to Mount Xiaohe.
[Today is a day of working hard to refine elixirs but no gains in alchemy skills.]
[Refined alchemy skills +1]
All the information about alchemy in Fang Jinyu's mind seemed to come alive instantly, allowing him to improve his alchemy skills by leaps and bounds. When he opened the furnace the next day, he was able to maintain the success rate of the Qi and Soul Replenish Elixir at 20%!
It ignited Fang Jinyu's passion for alchemy.
"I'm indeed a genius in alchemy!"
A shameless new Foundation Establishment stage cultivator praised himself.
A few days later, Fang Jinyu's success rate in refining the Qi and Soul Replenish Elixir had risen to 90% due to his good luck!
It was a terrifying success rate and helped Fang Jinyu's wealth increase daily.
Fang Jinyu, on the other hand, only sold a portion of the Qi and Soul Replenish Elixir because he had to register his name when he sold them to the Tianling Sect for 20 spirit stones per elixir.
Therefore, Fang Jinyu only sold 30% of them.
Even so, 30% of the elixirs were enough for Fang Jinyu to be famous at the peak of Mount Lingyao named "Li".
After all, it indicated that Fang Jinyu had a decent talent for alchemy.
However, Fang Jinyu left the peak of Mount Lingyao named "Li" on this day.
It was because Fang Jinyu once again surprisingly refined Du Maner's future opportunity. Just like the previous one, it showed a small arrow. However, the direction it was pointing was to leave the Tianling Sect.
After some consideration, Fang Jinyu decided to take advantage of the opportunity.
"Yes, I'm willing to take advantage!"
Just in case, Fang Jinyu took the initiative to look for Du Maner and offered her five Qi and Soul Replenish Elixir. He asked her to take him to Yuan City, located outside the Tianling Sect.
Fang Jinyu thought, "With the second female lead's luck, even if there is danger, she should be able to turn it into a blessing, right?"
Yuan City was a city where mortals lived together.
It didn't belong to any imperial court.
Yuan City was outside the law, just like the other immortal cities.
When Yuan City was built, it was a place where the disciples of the Tianling Sect married and raised their children. It had formed a massive city outside the imperial court's jurisdiction as time passed!
As for Du Maner, although she had just moved to Yuan City, she had lived there for many years before Du Maner joined the Tianling Sect. Hence, she could be considered a native of Yuan City.
Otherwise, she wouldn't have been accepted by Mount Lingyao as an exception with her five-element spiritual roots.
Even though Mount Lingyao frequently accepted visually appealing disciples, one's spiritual roots had to meet a certain standard. After all, the sect couldn't keep a disciple stuck in the early stages of Qi Condensation for the rest of their lives, could it?
Even if cultivators with five-element spiritual roots cultivated to death and were fortunate enough to meet some small opportunities, they would only be at rank 3 in the Qi Condensation stage.
Du Maner was pleased with Fang Jinyu's invitation. After all, he had saved her life. Hence, she didn't take the elixir but was willing to take him around Yuan City. Also, it was a good opportunity for her to go home.
Fang Jinyu didn't force her to accept the bottle of elixirs and followed the arrow in his field of vision. As for Du Maner, she would naturally follow Fang Jinyu wherever he went. After all, Fang Jinyu had yet to specify where he wanted to go.
Finally, the two came to a stall set up by a Qi Condensation stage cultivator.
Fang Jinyu glanced at it and couldn't help but complain in his heart, "What a cliche scene..."
He already knew what would happen next!