Battle Through the Heavens - chapter-539
A dense white-colored flame was partially visible among the green shade
of the lush green mountain peak, much like a ghostly flame.
Yao Lao’s expression was serious as he eyed the swiftly rising dense
white flame within the medicinal cauldron. Due to the quality of the
‘Black Demon’ cauldron being exceptionally extraordinary, this
initial step of warming the cauldron required a little bit longer
compared to other ordinary cauldrons. However, Yao Lao’s medicinal
refinement skills and his degree of control over the ‘Bone Chilling
Flame’ naturally enabled him to forego this extra time needed.
Therefore, Yao Lao’s hand waved at the few medicinal ingredients on the
ground in front of him after the flame withered for nearly one minute.
Immediately, the fiery red ‘Flame Core Ganoderma’ slowly flew up
and was finally thrown into the medicinal cauldron.
The moment the ‘Flame Core Ganoderma’ entered the medicinal
cauldron, the dense white flame swallowed it like a hungry wolf pouncing
on its meal. In an instant, the former began to swiftly wither.
Xiao Yan’s eyes stared intently at the interior of the medicinal
cauldron. Although the flame within the cauldron was blazing, he was able
to sense that the temperature of the flame had been suppressed by Yao Lao
to a very precise degree. Therefore, this flame may have appeared
ferocious, but it did not incinerate the ‘Flame Core Ganoderma’
until it turned into ashes. Instead, under a gradual withering,
blood-colored tiny and dense water droplets seeped out from within the
‘Flame Core Ganoderma’. Finally, they rolled down along the
surface and were suspended over the flame, repeatedly rolling and turning.
Following the repeated grilling and blood-colored water droplets seeping
out, the fiery red-colored surface of the ‘Flame Core Ganoderma’
also swiftly withdrew. An instant later, the ‘Flame Core
Ganoderma’ was completely transformed into a withered gray color. At
this moment, the medicinal strength essence that was contained within it
had been completely forced out by the flame. Hence, its original body had
completely turned into a useless scrap.
Yao Lao waved his hand. The withered ‘Flame Core Ganoderma’ rushed
out from the medicinal cauldron. Finally, it landed on the grass to the
side. It turned into a pile of gray-colored soot the instant it landed on
the ground, and scattered with the winds.
“He is indeed an alchemist grandmaster. This refinement technique is
far from what I can compare with.” Xiao Yan quietly praised as he eyed
the soot-stained ground. He basically completely burned the medicinal
ingredient when he was refining medicinal ingredients in the past. This
could not be attributed to the ferocity of the flame. Instead, it could
only be said that his degree of control of the flame had yet to truly
reach the pinnacle. Only by being able to control the temperature the
instant the medicinal ingredient was truly withered and being able to
toss the withered remnants out of the medicinal cauldron with ease just
like Yao Lao, could one be said to have truly perfect control.
A cluster of blood-red liquid rolled and rotated within the medicinal
cauldron. It was just like a blood-colored droplet. This blood-colored
liquid was the medicinal strength essence that came from the initial
refinement of the ‘Flame Core Ganoderma’. The energy that was
contained in it was so large that it left one speechless.
After the agglomeration of this blood-red liquid, this liquid did not
quietly comply with the refinement like the medicines that Xiao Yan had
refined in the past. Instead, numerous blood threads extended out. An
extremely powerful energy was contained in the threads of blood. When
each blood thread struck the interior wall of the cauldron, it would emit
numerous clear sounds of metal colliding.
Under the random collisions of these blood threads, even the medicinal
cauldron trembled slightly.
Xiao Yan was startled as he eyed the dense blood tentacles being shot
around explosively within the medicinal cauldron. He could not help but
smack his mouth. It was indeed worthy of being a medicinal ingredient
needed to refine a tier 6 medicinal pill. It actually even possessed the
ability to retaliate. From the looks of the strength of these blood
threads, it was likely that those ordinary medicinal cauldrons which Xiao
Yan had used would at the very most be able to withstand a couple of hits
before it would be filled with holes.
The violent movement of these blood threads did not cause Yao Lao’s
expression to change. He waved his hand faintly and the dense
white-colored flame within the medicinal cauldron suddenly soared. Those
blood threads appeared to be shocked the moment they came into contact
with the flame, because they hurriedly shrank back. In this way, the
originally packed blood threads were completely suppressed into that
cluster of red liquid under the large scale encirclement of flame. The
liquid no longer dared to randomly charge out under the covetous gaze of
the surrounding flame.
A cluster of dense white flame separated out. Finally, it was suspended
below the blood-colored liquid. As the flame rose, it unleashed an
extremely hot temperature. In an instant, the surface of the
blood-colored liquid immediately began to boil. Numerous tiny bubbles
were being formed.
As the bubbles were formed, wisps of extremely faint gray-colored smoke
immediately rose. This smoke contained impurities within it. In order to
refine a good quality medicinal pill, one must completely expel these
impurities. Otherwise, one might end up having difficulty forming a pill
due to the saturation of these impurities.
Eliminating the impurities of ordinary medicinal ingredients might at the
very most require over ten minutes. However, it was obvious that the
‘Flame Core Ganoderma’ did not belong to that category. Therefore,
it only spat out impurities in a lethargic manner even with the presence
of such a powerful ‘Heavenly Flame’ like the ‘Bone Chilling
Flame’ grilling it. In the end, it basically required the flame to
grill it for over ten minutes before it would slowly spit out a wisp of
gray-colored smoke. Such stubborn impurities caused Xiao Yan, who was
watching from the side, to be somewhat speechless. This was still the
result obtained under Yao Lao’s control. If he were to be the one in
control, it was likely that he would waste nearly a day’s time just on
refining the medicinal ingredients. This tier 6 medicinal pill was indeed
extremely difficult to refine.
The wait time was extremely dull. However, Xiao Yan did not let himself
get distracted. His gaze did not shift away from the medicinal cauldron
even once for nearly three hours.
Following three hours of refinement, the impurities within that
blood-colored liquid were finally completely removed. The blood-colored
liquid with all its impurities removed not only became even rounder, but
its color also became a little more transparent. If one were to look at
it carefully, one could even see bubbles billowing within.
Yao Lao’s face also relaxed a little with the completion of the
refinement. He gently flicked his finger, and that cluster of
blood-colored liquid within the cauldron immediately slipped out after
being wrapped by a cluster of thick white flame. Finally, it was poured
into a jade bottle together with the flame.
Xiao Yan was a little surprised when he saw this unique preservation
method Yao Lao used. His gaze looked at that jade bottle only to realize
that there was actually a faint layer of flame film at the mouth of the
bottle. He was immediately startled. Only after musing for a moment did
he come to an understanding.
“This kind of preservation is able to allow the medicinal liquid within
it to maintain the temperature and purity as when it exited the cauldron.
Moreover, it would not be doped with the impurities in the air. However,
it requires a high degree of control of one’s flame. A jade bottle is
brittle. If the temperature is too high, the jade bottle would be burned
until it cracked. In the event when one was caught off guard and could
not react in time, it would cause the refined medicinal liquid to become
completely worthless.” Yao Lao slowly said as he waved his hand once
again and tossed the ‘Green Wood Celestial Vine’ into the medicinal
Xiao Yan nodded slowly. He quietly remembered this tip within his heart.
The refinement of the ‘Green Wood Celestial Vine’ was not any easier
than that of the ‘Flame Core Ganoderma’. Due to the material that
the former was made of, its flame resistance was something that even
caused Yao Lao to be surprised. The time needed to just expel the
medicinal strength from the ‘Green Wood Celestial Vine’ was over an
hour. The refinement that followed took an even longer time. This long
four hours caused Xiao Yan to wipe the cold sweat off his face. Yao Lao
was able to endure this long because of his powerful spiritual strength.
With Xiao Yan’s current ability, he could at the very most last for
over three hours while refining medicinal pills before he needed to rest.
He could only continue refining after waiting for his Dou Qi to recover!
Night had already covered the entire mountain range by the time the
‘Green Wood Celestial Vine’ turned into a cluster of green-colored
liquid that was also preserved in a jade bottle. The thick white flame
that was on the peak of a mountain was a little eye-catching amid the
Yao Lao did not rest for even a moment after he had completed refining
the ‘Green Wood Celestial Vine’. He once again began refining the
‘Asparagus Ice Fire Fruit’.
Xiao Yan’s somewhat tired eyes were once again stimulated with energy
as he eyed Yao Lao’s tense expression. He once again focused on the
refinement. In his heart, he clearly knew that observing a pill
refinement of such a level would be extremely beneficial to him. He could
not just waste such an opportunity.
The time needed to refine the ‘Asparagus Ice Fire Fruit’ was similar
to that needed to refine the ‘Green Wood Celestial Vine’. It was
already late into the night by the time the refinement was completed. The
stars that were spread across the sky flickered, scattering a weak light,
It must be said that refining a tier six medicinal pill was an extremely
troublesome and tiring work. Just the refinement of the medicinal
ingredients had nearly taken an entire day. However, it was fortunate
that Yao Lao had an extremely great ability. He still did not show the
slightest sign of being tired even after refining for an entire day
without stop. On the other hand, Xiao Yan already had dark circles
forming under his eyes.
That rank 6 water affinity Monster Core was also completely refined by
Yao Lao into a pile of blue-colored powder on the second day. This
segment alone exhausted over ten hours of Yao Lao’s time. The
resistance of the rank 6 Monster Core to the flame was more than dozens
of times more intense compared to that of those medicinal ingredients.
Moreover, due to the restraint that both elements had with each other,
the rich water affinity energy had nearly even rushed out of the
medicinal cauldron. However, it was fortunate that Yao Lao had
anticipated this. Therefore, it did not result in much losses. However,
such torment naturally exhausted a large amount of time.
Xiao Yan sat by the side. He could not help but feel some palpitations as
he watched Yao Lao contend with that rank 6 Monster Core. If it was him
doing it, he would likely have difficulty subduing this stubborn Monster
Core even if he spent three to four days. Moreover, if it was an ordinary
flame that was being used, it might even be extinguished by the rich
water affinity energy.
However, no matter how tough the process was, the refinement was finally
completed. On the third day, the repellence of the few medicinal
ingredients, and the powder from the Monster Core began to gradually
weaken under the grilling by the ‘Bone Chilling Flame’ which went on
for day and night. With this, they finally began to merge together.
Although it was merging, the speed at which it was doing so was just like
a tortoise crawling. It was so slow that it was difficult for one to
endure. During this period of time, Xiao Yan could not resist dozing off
once even with his mental strength.
Fusing was the most important step in the refinement of medicinal pill.
As long as one makes a slight mistake during this period of time, the
medicinal ingredients that they had refined with great difficulty would
be instantly incinerated. Therefore, even with Yao Lao’s ability, he
did not dare be distracted on this step. He was too busy to bother even
when Xiao Yan had been secretly snoozing off.
Although this step was extremely risky, it was fortunate that there was
Yao Lao, who was an alchemist grandmaster, controlling it. Therefore, the
worst case scenario did not occur. After two full days of fusing, a faint
blue-colored embryonic medicinal pill was slowly forming within the
The instant this embryonic medicinal pill was formed, Xiao Yan clearly
sensed the energy around him begin to fluctuate suddenly. That condition
was just like a huge rock being thrown into the surface of a calm lake
where the enormous waves rolled.
Yao Lao’s expression did not change even slightly because of the
fluctuating energy in the outside world. His mind was focused intently on
the change of the medicinal pill within the medicinal cauldron. This kind
of critical juncture did not allow him to be even slightly distracted.
Following the flow of time, that embryonic irregular-shaped pale-blue
medicinal pill gradually became round. A bright glow was emitted from
within it, rendering the pill until it became like a blue-colored gem.
The instant the medicinal pill started emitting a bright glow, Xiao Yan
was somewhat stunned to discover that circular somewhat substance-like
energy ripples began to repeatedly surge out in all directions with the
medicinal cauldron at its center. That unceasing momentum was quite
Xiao Yan swallowed a mouthful of saliva. He did not expect that this tier
6 medicinal pill would actually create such a large reaction when it was
formed. No wonder Yao Lao said that they must come into the deep
mountains to refine it. If this was in the Inner Academy, it was likely
that it would immediately attract everyone from within over.
“You should step back a little. An even greater reaction will come
later!” Yao Lao’s gaze stared at the interior of the medicinal
cauldron in an intent manner as his mouth suddenly let out a reminder.
The Purple Cloud Wings on Xiao Yan’s back nearly sprang out together as
he heard this. With a flap of the wings, Xiao Yan’s body rushed to a
region away from the peak of the mountain.
The seal on Yao Lao’s hand suddenly changed when he saw that Xiao Yan
had moved aside. He let out a low cry from his mouth. In an instant, the
thick white flame within the medicinal cauldron suddenly soared. It
nearly filled the entire medicinal cauldron. In that instant when his
eyes were filled with a thick white color, the bright blue-colored light
became increasingly eye-piercing.
The blue-colored light shrank and expanded. Following this expansion,
waves of energy ripples began spreading even more quickly. Looking down
from above, the mountain rocks rolled and the tree trunks broke wherever
these energy ripples spread to. Even the turf flipped open. This powerful
destructive strength caused Xiao Yan’s throat to involuntarily roll.
The blue-colored glow shrank and expanded at an increasing rate. It was
as though the glow was brewing something. This continued for nearly half
an hour before the glow suddenly shrank to its smallest point.
The serious look on Yao Lao’s face was even denser than it was anytime
before this. The glow had shrunk in such a swift manner!
The spot of light which had suddenly shrunk was maintained for a couple
of minutes. Suddenly, it was expanded under Xiao Yan’s pupils, who was
focusing intently on it. Eventually, the surge in the blue-colored light
wrapped around the entire mountain peak. A thunder-like explosion
occurred from nowhere. Immediately, a blue-colored light pillar that was
twenty feet thick shot into the sky from the medicinal cauldron.
Xiao Yan was stunned as he eyed the enormous blue-colored light pillar
that shot into the clouds. He involuntarily inhaled a deep breath of cold
air. This reaction… was a little too big right? Even though this place
was far from the Inner Academy, it was likely that it would not be
possible to escape the senses of some of the powerful Elders, no?
“Hopefully, it will not attract the people from the Inner Academy.
Otherwise, there will be some trouble…” Xiao Yan swallowed his
saliva. He eyed the light pillar, that did not disappear for a long time,
as he muttered with a bitter smile.