Chapter 186 – Concocting the Pill
Guo Shan’s mountain peak was as tranquil as ever. Herbs were spread out all over the hills, and natural Yuan energy filled the surrounding area. It was the best place for cultivation in the Black Sect.
After having gone through a painful lesson, Guo Shan didn’t dare show any neglect any longer. He had placed Yan Chenyu and Han Yan in the courtyard, and he was cultivating near a herb plantation outside the courtyard while protecting Yan Chenyu and Han Yan from any possible harm. Also, if anyone tried getting close to his mountain peak, Guo Shan would immediately find out.
After Guo Shan had received the Six Profound Solar Energies skill, his cultivation base had increased exponentially. In just a few days, his cultivation base at the Mid Divine Core realm had completely stabilized.
Sensing that someone was approaching, Guo Shan suddenly opened his eyes. When he saw that it was Jiang Chen and Big Yellow, he immediately rejoiced with extreme excitement.
“Younger brother, you’re back!”
Guo Shan sprung up from where he was sitting and walked up to Jiang Chen.
“Older brother, how is Little Yu and Brother Yan?”
Jiang Chen asked.
“Don’t worry, your older brother has been standing guard all the time, not even a fly could escape from my senses!”
Guo Shan said with utmost confidence. He had a distinguished look, and he was in high spirits. His energy had become much stronger. After cultivating the Six Profound Solar Energies and breaking through to the Mid Divine Core realm, Guo Shan had gone through a tremendous change. It could even be considered a rebirth for him.
Jiang Chen nodded his head. Guo Shan didn’t let him down this time. Although Fan Zhongtang didn’t come give them any trouble this time, Jiang Chen was satisfied with Guo Shan’s att.i.tude.
“Brother, did you meet Firethorn Savage in Misty Mountain? It is a beast of terror, in order to obtain its demon soul, you’ll have to plan carefully before making any decision!”
Guo Shan hastily said.
“d.a.m.n it, old man, why are you looking down on us? So what if that Firethorn Savage is terrifying! Let me tell you, we have killed that Firethorn Savage!”
Big Yellow rolled his eyes and stared at Guo Shan.
What? Firethorn Savage was killed by you? Who would believe that!
“Big Yellow, I know that everyone sometimes love bragging a little, but one must by all means never pretend to have done something that is impossible! With both of your abilities, it is impossible to kill Firethorn Savage in just a few days. Don’t you try to fool me like I was a three years old kid!”
Guo Shan stared back at Big Yellow in a serious manner.
“d.a.m.n you, I have never thought you were a three year old kid! In your father’s mind, you are just a six months old baby!”
Big Yellow let out a ‘pooh’. How dare Guo Shan look down on him? If it wasn’t for Jiang Chen being here, Big Yellow might have already bitten Guo Shan’s b.u.t.t by now.
“Older brother Guo, Big Yellow is speaking the truth, we really did kill Firethorn Savage. Here is his demon soul.”
Jiang Chen flipped his palm and retrieved the demon soul from his storage ring. Guo Shan’s expression drastically changed when he felt the powerful energy fluctuations coming from the demon soul.
“This… this really is Firethorn Savage’s demon soul! Broth… younger brother, how did you do it? This is unbelievable, how could it be possible?”
Guo Shan was shocked by what he saw. He had never seen a real Firethorn Savage’s demon soul, but he could tell the level of this demon soul; a peak Mid Divine Core demon soul. It must belong to Firethorn Savage, as Jiang Chen would never make this kind of joke.
“Don’t be surprised, older brother. Let me explain how it happened.”
Jiang Chen began telling Guo Shan what happened back in Misty Mountain. The entire story really stunned Guo Shan.
“Younger brother...brilliant! That was so clever! How did you come up with such a crafty plan? That poor Green Sanctuary Sect suffered a great loss because of you. By using them to help you kill Firethorn Savage and reap all harvests, you were able to drastically reduce both of their power! That plan was really clever!”
Guo Shan was swept off his feet by Jiang Chen. In fact, he didn’t have much hope for Jiang Chen’s trip to Misty Mountain before this. Their target was after all the powerful Firethorn Savage. He couldn’t even imagine how Jiang Chen would be able to kill a frightening peak Mid Divine Core demon beast at all.
But to his surprise, Jiang Chen really did it, and he done it in a way Guo Shan hadn’t even been able to dream about. Framing someone and making them fight each other, this method was brilliant.
“Nothing worth mentioning, really. The Green Sanctuary Sect offended me at first, that’s why I won’t feel guilty about using them to my advantage.”
Jiang Chen said. In fact, even if the Green Sanctuary Sect didn’t offend him, in order to obtain Firethorn Savage’s demon soul, Jiang Chen might still use the same trick.
As a man, he had the justification to become crazy for his love and his brothers; he would use any means necessary to save his close ones. It didn’t matter if it was humans or objects, he would use it all for his own advantage, and the Green Sanctuary Sect was his tool this time.
“However, I don’t think the Green Sanctuary Sect will let go of this matter easily. I know about this sect, it is one of the biggest sects in the Qian Province, and their strength is about the same as our Black Sect. They are not someone who can be easily trifled with, I don’t think they will let you go just like that.”
Guo Shan said with a worried tone.
“Don’t worry, I never put that Green Sanctuary Sect in my mind. Since I have obtained Firethorn Savage’s demon soul, I’ll start concocting the Profound Six Solar Pill now. Have you prepared all the ingredients?”
Jiang Chen asked. Yan Chenyu’s condition was getting worse day by day. Since he had now obtained Firethorn Savage’s demon soul, he didn’t want to delay any longer.
“Out of all 49 ingredients needed for the Profound Six Solar Pill, I’ve prepared 47 of them. Including Firethorn Savage’s demon soul, we have 48, and we still lack one last herb; the Violet Ying Orchid. This herb requires a strict environment to grow, and even I can’t grow it here, and I can’t find it anywhere in the entire Black Sect.
Guo Shan furrowed his brows. He had tried his best to gather all herbs during the last few days, and in order to let Jiang Chen concoct the Profound Six Solar Pill, he had taken out all his fortune. But still, there was one last herb he didn’t have, the Violet Ying Orchid, which was a main ingredient in the Profound Six Solar Pill that couldn’t be replaced.
“I found the Violet Ying Orchid in Misty Mountain.”
While saying that, Jiang Chen retrieved the glowing Violet Ying Orchid from his storage ring. Guo Shan was immediately stunned, and he stared at Jiang Chen with his mouth wide open. He became speechless when facing this brother of his.
In the past, he believed that there is no one in this world who could accomplish anything he wanted. However, since he had met Jiang Chen, he began to firmly believe that this young man was a man full of miracles.
Guo Shan had been worrying about how he could find the Violet Ying Orchid, but now Jiang Chen had returned with it. This not only proved Jiang Chen’s ability, it also showed the great amount of fate Jiang Chen possessed.
“Younger brother, you really are a man capable of making anything happen! The rest of the herbs have been prepared, and I’ve also emptied the furnace room. You can concoct the pill in there without any disturbances.
Concocting the Profound Six Solar Pill was completely different from concocting the Five Elemental Pill. The steps it took was complicated, and no ordinary pills could compare with it. Even if Jiang Chen was the one to concoct the pill, he might need two to three days time in order to concoct it. Just the step of merging Firethorn Savage’s demon soul into the pill alone was something extremely strenuous.
If it was Guo Shan, not only would the time needed be unknown, he didn’t even have the ability to concoct the pill. Ordinary flames couldn’t even break down Firethorn Savage’s demon soul.
Guo Shan’s furnace room was enormous, it was the biggest furnace room in the Black Sect. With all four walls sealed, it had the size of a palace. There was many secret drawers hidden within the walls of the furnace room, and although these drawers were closed, Jiang Chen could still smell the fragrance of herbs from them.
In here, almost all of the Black Sect’s precious herbs were stored.
The floor in the furnace room was made from golden rocks, giving it a majestic look. On top of the furnace room there were some round-shaped windows made from transparent crystals. The round windows on top and square floors on bottom fit perfectly with the natural orders. And right in the middle of the room, there stood a 3 meter tall golden furnace.
This was a precious furnace. With Guo Shan’s abilities, there was no need to use a furnace when he concocted some ordinary pills, he could just his Yuan energy and soul energy, as well as some flames. However, if he was going to concoct a more complicated pill which would take him a long time, he would still need help from a furnace. If not, he wouldn’t be able to endure the entire process.
Although the furnace room looked grand and majestic, with Jiang Chen’s vast experience, he had seen many furnace rooms. A furnace room like this was nothing for him. However, when he stood within it, he couldn’t help but recall the mayor’s mansion back in Fragrant Sky City. If he were to compare the furnace room in the mayor’s mansion to this one, the one in the mayor’s mansion was rubbish.
“I wonder how dad is right now. Since the territory around Fragrant Sky city is very peaceful, as well as it having the protection of a demon lord, I think nothing dangerous will happen. Besides, I’ve given dad the Profound Yuan skill, and with his talent and potential, I’m sure he has at least broken through to the Heavenly Core realm by now.”
Thinking about Jiang Zhenhai, Jiang Chen couldn’t help but show a gentle smile on his face.
Refocusing back on the present. Jiang Chen found all sorts of herbs piled up besides the furnace. There were 47 of them, and all were required to concoct the Profound Six Solar Pill.
“Guo Shan is actually still somewhat dependable.”
Jiang Chen smiled. He immediately adjusted his form to its optimal level. With his current cultivation level, concocting the Profound Six Solar Pill required him to go all out.
“It’s simple for me to merge all 48 herbs, the most difficult part is to merge them with Firethorn Savage’s demon soul. A demon soul at the peak Mid Divine Core realm was extremely durable, ordinary flames can’t burn it down at all. Luckily, I have the True Dragon Flames. If not, I wouldn’t be able to concoct the Profound Six Solar Pill, even if I did obtain the demon soul.”
Jiang Chen felt really lucky, the flame he possessed previously was just the flames of a Fiery Tiger. It was very weak, but it was sufficient when it came to concocting Mortal ranked pills. However, when it came to more advanced and complicated pills, the Fiery Tiger pills was useless. But, since he had obtained the True Dragon Flame, a flame that could compare with the flames which forged the universe, which was able to burn down everything, he is able to concoct higher level pills.
Jiang Chen waved his hand in a simple manner, and under the control of his Yuan energy, all 47 herbs, as well as the Violet Ying Orchid, floated up in front of him. After that, Jiang Chen immediately unleashed his Great Soul Derivation skill. With its aid, he would be able to gain precise control over every single herb.
Followed by a soft vibration, Jiang Chen spat a fireball out from his mouth. The fireball immediately exploded and turned into a sea of flames which engulfed all of the herbs.
Under the intense heat of the True Dragon Flame, all of the impurities within the herbs were being burnt. Although the purification process looked simple, it was an important step that couldn’t be neglected. Jiang Chen’s action of purifying dozens of herbs at once was simply shocking.
Jiang Chen needed to control the temperature of the True Dragon Flames with his Great Soul Derivation skill. If the temperature was too high, all the herbs would turn into ashes in an instant.
Translated by Ares
Edited by Tae3.9 and Lt. Beefy
Translated by XianXiaWorld