Chapter 21 How Do Pigs Laugh
Chapter 21 How Do Pigs Laugh
[Today is a day of working hard to understand the Foundation Establishment Elixir's prescription with no gains.]
[Refined understanding of the refining of Foundation Establishment Elixir +1]
Suddenly, Fang Jinyu was inspired by something and understood the key point of the Foundation Establishment Elixir. He opened the alchemy furnace with tacit understanding.
With the same procedure in refining elixirs, Fang Jinyu immediately put off the fire after the unique fragrance of the Foundation Establishment Elixir wafted through the air.
He opened the alchemy furnace and saw that 13 pills had been formed.
Fang Jinyu split the elixirs into two jade bottles and continued to refine elixirs. He successfully refined three furnaces of elixirs in a row, and each furnace produced more than ten elixirs. Fang Jinyu stopped the day's elixir refining after a problem occurred while refining the fourth batch of elixir.
It was because he had used up too much energy on the day, which caused him to fail to control the fire in the last batch of elixir refining and failed to refine elixirs.
"I've obtained 47 elixirs!" After Fang Jinyu counted the elixirs he had refined, he was naturally satisfied.
Not only did he complete the task the two black spirit pigs gave, but the rest of the elixirs were also his. It was enough for him to exchange for 10000 merit points.
Thus, Fang Jinyu looked at the text box in his field of vision.
"Since there are still 22 hours left, I have enough time." Fang Jinyu planned to send ten Foundation Establishment Elixirs to the Spirit Beasts Valley and use the other 20 elixirs to exchange for the Dark-Lightning Spirit Pearl. Afterward, he would start his closed-door cultivation to refine the stone orb magic treasure to avoid the godforsaken opportunity.
However, when Fang Jinyu was about to deliver the Foundation Establishment Elixirs to the Spirit Beasts Valley, he suddenly changed his mind and decided to send ten more elixirs.
Since his character was a "kind and honest man."
As Fang Jinyu had once stayed in the Spirit Beasts Valley for a month, most black spirit pigs were familiar with him. He met a Foundation Establishment stage black spirit pig and told it his intention. Although the black spirit pig couldn't speak, it could understand what Fang Jinyu was saying. Thus, it led him to meet its king.
It was a black spirit pig with a size as huge as a hill. Its eyes shone with a golden light, and even though it had tried its best to restrain its aura, it still gave Fang Jinyu a great sense of oppression.
"Disciple Fang Jinyu greets Senior. Previously, two seniors had asked me to refine a furnace of Foundation Establishment Elixirs, and I have already finished refining it." Fang Jinyu took out two jade bottles.
"You're an alchemist?" The king of black spirit pigs asked. Its voice was like a man speaking gently. If one only heard his voice without seeing its appearance, one would think he was an elegant young master.
One would think he was an extremely handsome and powerful young master that other people couldn't compare with him!
"I can barely be considered one."
The king of black spirit pigs nodded slightly. Then, he looked inside the jade bottle and asked in surprise, "There are 20 Foundation Establishment Elixirs inside?"
The king of black spirit pigs was slightly surprised.
The king of black spirit pigs knew there were black spirit pigs asking someone to help them refine Foundation Establishment Elixirs. After all, the Foundation Establishment Fruit tree was in its immortal estate. This time, three Qi Condensation stage juniors in its clan were about to break through the Foundation Establishment stage. Hence, they wanted to find someone to refine a few Foundation Establishment Elixirs.
It was a hidden rule started in the past, which was using a large number of Foundation Establishment Fruits in exchange for a small number of Foundation Establishment Elixirs.
"I did well in refining the elixirs, so I refined a lot more elixirs." Fang Jinyu told it the half-truth because he didn't even use one-third of the 35 Foundation Establishment Fruits.
The king of black spirit pigs was stunned for a moment.
Then, he laughed heartily, "Hmph! You're an interesting person! Since you're an alchemist, I wonder what kind of research you've done on the Core Spirit Elixir?"
"I have never studied it."
Fang Jinyu's eyes flickered as he spoke the truth.
"Then take it to study for three days." As the king of black spirit pigs spoke, a jade slip fell in front of Fang Jinyu.
Obviously, it was the prescription for the Core Spirit Elixir.
Fang Jinyu was overjoyed.
It was because the Core Spirit Elixir had a higher tier than the Spirit Summoning Elixir. It was also a type of elixir with a wide range of applications. Cultivators who ranked 1 to 9 in the Foundation Establishment stage could consume it. Moreover, before and after consuming it, cultivators only needed to reduce the number of spirit items that they didn't need.
Apart from that, the Core Spirit Elixir could also be used to assist in the refinement of some special elixirs, even Core Formation stage elixirs.
It could be said that only an alchemist who could refine the Core Spirit Elixir would be considered a true alchemist!
Otherwise, he could only be considered a tool for elixir refinement.
Therefore, the prescription for the Core Spirit Elixir was one of the most closely guarded secrets in the various immortal sects. Some of the smaller immortal sects didn't even have the prescription for the Core Spirit Elixir!
For example, the Tujian Sect that Xin Qianqian's aunt belonged.
Fang Jinyu remembered that the Tujian Sect had once sent people to request some Core Spirit Elixirs.
However, Fang Jinyu never expected that the king of black spirit pigs would give him such a great benefit!
Although he could study it for only three days, three days should be the maximum loan period for the prescription the king of black spirit pigs could provide him. Moreover, Fang Jinyu was confident that he could master it in three days!
Fang Jinyu could not help but recall how the book described the king of black spirit pigs. According to the book, it was a kind-hearted ugly pig who would repay the kindness shown to him. However, it was a narrow-minded pig. A few hundred years ago, a bird pecked its butt, and it still remembered it.
"Thank you very much, Senior!"
Fang Jinyu quickly thanked it and deliberately made himself look more excited.
The king of black spirit pigs laughed again when seeing his actions. It said, "Hmph! Hmph! If you find that I'm not around when you're here to return it three days later, you can come back another day."
Fang Jinyu immediately understood the situation. It was helping him to delay the date of returning the prescription for a few more days. After all, the king of black spirit pigs didn't mention a word about the date.
He then once more expressed his gratitude before leaving the Spirit Beasts Valley.
Initially, he just wanted to gain some favor and make the group of black spirit pigs feels him look more pleasing to the eye. He hoped that they would provide him with more benefits in the future. However, he didn't expect that he would obtain the prescription for the Core Spirit Elixir!
"Now, I'm confident I'll be able to rank 9 in the Foundation Establishment stage within thirty years!"
Joy filled Fang Jinyu's heart, and he quickly went to exchange for merit points.
Every disciple of the Tianling Sect had a unique plaque. Qi Condensation stage disciples would have a talisman tool plaque, while Foundation Establishment stage disciples would have a spirit tool plaque. A normal Foundation Establishment stage disciple usually has a low-tier spirit tool plaque. However, the sect would upgrade it to a middle-tier spirit tool plaque if they had enough merit points.
Fang Jinyu possessed a middle-tier spirit tool plaque, which he had obtained after contributing many Mini Entry-Level Elixirs. Meanwhile, as he placed the 20 Foundation Establishment Elixirs on the merit table, his plaque instantly showed an increase of 10000 merit points. At the same time, a special bead appeared above his plaque.
"Thank you very much! Grandmaster!"
Fang Jinyu was overjoyed. He didn't expect that Grandmaster had already bound the Dark-Lightning Spirit Pearl to his plaque. Once he had enough merit points, he could immediately obtain the Dark-Lightning Spirit Pearl!
Fang Jinyu immediately exchanged for the Dark-Lightning Spirit Pearl.
Soon, a white bird flew over as it grasped a special jade box. When the white bird stopped in front of Fang Jinyu, he heard the voice of the Nascent Soul stage Grandmaster, "Where did you get so many Foundation Establishment Elixirs?"
Since the Foundation Establishment Elixir was a strategic resource for the immortal sects, the Nascent Soul stage Grandmaster had to care about the matter.
Fang Jinyu didn't lie about anything and quickly explained the entire situation.
"Those two stupid pigs asked you to refine the Foundation Establishment Elixirs? And you succeeded? And there were quite a few of them? Wow! One of you dares to find a stranger to refine elixirs while the other dares to try it!"
The Nascent Soul stage Grandmaster couldn't help but curse. He thought, "Only those two stupid pigs would ask someone who had just started to learn refining Foundation Establishment stage elixirs to refine them the Foundation Establishment Elixir. They aren't worried that all the Foundation Establishment Fruits will be wasted!"
Naturally, Fang Jinyu could only remain quiet.
However, at this moment, Fang Jinyu heard the Nascent Soul stage Grandmaster ask, "Then how many more can you refine? If you can refine 100 elixirs, then the Tianling Sect can stay out of the matter, and I'll be relieved too. Of course, I won't let you refine them for free. I'll give you one Wind Spirit Pearl, one Fire Spirit Pearl, and one box of Authentic Core Fruits since it was the fundamental ingredient for refining the Core Spirit Elixir. In addition, I'll give you a copy of my insights on refining magic treasures."