Battle Through the Heavens - chapter-76
In the silent hall, a crowd of red-hot gazes unwaveringly stared at the
little jade bottles on the table which numbered over a thousand. Almost
no one had ever personally seen such a large quantity of elixirs.
Her pink tongue licked her red lips subconsciously, Xiao Yu was equally
dazed at the sight of so many elixirs. A moment later, she shook herself
out of the daze and with a sparkle in her eyes, she turned her sight to
watch the black cloaked person.
The green clothed maiden seated by the window shoot a glance at the table
full of small jade bottles with an astonished look flashing within those
beautiful autumn water eyes. Her vision once again swept across the black
cloaked person. Unable to find anything suspicious, she continued to look
at the simple book in her hand.
In the absolute silence of the hall, the black cloaked person coughed
softly, bringing the person next to him: Xiao Zhan, back to reality.
“Eh……” Xiao Zhan blushed as he let out an embarrassed laughter.
As he looked to the black cloaked alchemist, the respect in his gaze had
gained another level. Not every alchemist would be able to effortlessly
bring out over a thousand bottles of healing medicine at once.
“Sir, you should know about the Xiao Clan’s current situation, we
need healing medication to pull back our lost popularity. To the Xiao
Clan, your actions are undoubtedly providing help when we need it the
most.” Xiao Zhan exclaimed gratefully. Slightly muttering to himself,
Xiao Zhan hesitated before he finally spoke out again: “How about this,
our Xiao Clan will take the responsibility of selling these healing
medicine. As for the earnings, sir you will take 90% while the remaining
10% will go to us. Although I feel it is brazen of us to do so, after
all, we still need some money to put things in order. Sir, what do you
think about that?”
As he finished outlining his proposition, Xiao Zhan nervously gazed at
the black cloaked man before him, afraid that he will not be satisfied
with the terms. The current Xiao Clan could only completely depend on
this mysterious alchemist.
“Haha.” The black cloaked alchemist laughed before shaking his head.
Seeing this action, the expression on Xiao Zhan’s face slightly
changed. Just as he was about to forfeit the last 10%, an old voice
interjected which left him dazed and at a complete loss.
“Clan Leader Xiao is too polite, although the elixir is refined by me,
making sales is not an easy job. How can I possibly take advantage of
you……let us split it evenly, 50-50, haha.”
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At the black cloaked man’s words, the originally anxious three elders
and the rest of the clansmen suddenly opened their mouths in shock. It
was quite a while before they subconsciously touched their ears,
skeptical if the words were genuine or not. 50-50? This……this sir,
isn’t he too considerate to Xiao Clan? Given the current situation,
even if he wanted all 100% of the profits, no one in the Xiao Clan would
“Meat pies have dropped from the skies……” This phrase resounded
in everyone’s hearts as they looked towards each other.
After a long while more, Xiao Zhan gradually regained his wits. He let
out a deep breath then laughed bitterly, saying: “Sir, your words have
overwhelmed us, we are already truly grateful for your timely aid; how
can we possibly take any further advantage of you?”
As if it was of little importance, the black cloaked man waved his hands
about and smugly laughed: “This little bit of profits holds no interest
for me; if it were not for the fact that you would never rest easy, truth
to be told I would be too lazy to collect even 50%.”
Hearing this sort of arrogant explanation, Xiao Zhan could only shake his
head as he smiled bitterly.
“I’ll leave these elixirs for you to sell. If I have some time in the
future, I will come and check up on them.” The black cloaked man stood
up and smiled as he said: “I still have other matters, so I won’t be
staying. Clan Leader Xiao need not send me off; go and set up
arrangements for the sales instead, haha.” With a tone of dismissal, he
walked out of the hall under everyone’s stares.
Before completely exiting the room, the black cloaked alchemist’s steps
suddenly stopped. Laughing faintly, he said: “Before I go, I’ll say a
few words more. Xiao Yan really isn’t bad. Haha, goodbye.”
Hearing this statement, Xiao Zhan rubbed his head. He was about to say
something but the black cloaked man had already breezed out of the hall,
gradually fading out of sight around the corner.
Staring at the black cloaked man’s disappearing figure, Xiao Zhan let
out a small sigh after a long while as he laughed bitterly, saying: “It
seems that the relationship between Yan Er and this sir is a bit out of
the ordinary. Or else, how could this person who isn’t even familiar
with us help us like this?”
The three elders all shared a glance and also let out a sigh and nodded.
From the way the old alchemist had been expressing praise about Xiao Yan,
he clearly looked favorably on Xiao Yan and his help to Xiao Clan would
definitely be tied to Xiao Yan.
Within the hall, all the members of the Xiao Clan who were of Xiao
Yan’s age who had heard the black cloaked man’s passing words, showed
undisguised envy on their faces.
The blue clothed maiden near the window slightly inclined her head, her
vision gazing through the window as the figure turned around the corner.
Her willow brows slightly knitting together, an expression of doubt
flashed across her delicate face.
Outside of the Xiao Clan, the black cloaked man slowly continued forward
until he reached a less crowded area. Only then did a young voice softly
grumble from within the black gown: “Teacher, do you have nothing
better to do than to point me out every single sentence. If they find out
about this, I cannot guarantee that I will not offer you up.”
“Hehe, I was only expressing my feelings. If it were not for Xiao Zhan
who treated you well since you were young, where would I find such a good
disciple? Thus it is only appropriate for me to thank him.” The old
voice bantered and laughed: “If I just gave them the pills, your
cautious father would definitely believe that I had some ulterior
Helplessly shaking his head, Xiao Yan looked around before asking:
“Where shall we go now?”
“Towards the auction house so we can pass the Qi Gathering Powder to
them; so as to avoid owing them a debt, that is something that I hate the
most…… Furthermore, you have burnt up all the medical ingredients for
practice, it is time to purchase other medical ingredients.” Yao Lao
muttered as he smiled.
Xiao Yan nodded to acknowledge these words. With some expectations, he
smiled sweetly and asked: “Teacher, can the current me be counted as a
first tier alchemist?”
“Tch, you think that just because you refined a few days worth of
medicine you’ve become an alchemist? Healing medication is the simplest
kind of elixir, refining that kind of stuff is nothing to be proud of.”
Yao Lao sneered, ruthlessly dousing Xiao Yan with cold water.
Rolling his eyes, Xiao Yan was a bit gloomy: “Then when can I genuinely
be considered as a first tier alchemist?”
“In the alchemy world, the minimum requirement for a first tier
alchemist is to be able to refine a pellet type pill and not the simple
kind where all you have to do is mix essences into a paste.”
“It seems that there’s quite a distance for me to go.” Hearing
these requirements, Xiao Yan helplessly shook his head and strode
forward, advancing towards the auction house in the city square.