Battle Through the Heavens - chapter-785
The headquarters of the Yan Alliance was situated in the Jia Ma Empire.
Being the strongest faction within the Jia Ma Empire, the current size of
the Yan Alliance had far exceeded what it was one year ago. At least
one-third of the area within the middle part of the large empire belonged
to the various departments under the Yan Alliance. They were creating a
more powerful Yan Alliance while having a clear separation of tasks.
The Pill Hall was an extremely important department within the Yan
Alliance. This place was able to deliver many different kinds of
medicinal pills everyday. After which, these medicinal pills would be
sent to the Merchant Hall and were swiftly sold in every corner of the
Jia Ma Empire through the channels of the Primer clan.
The current Yan Alliance could already be considered to have become
deeply rooted with the empire. The people of the Jia Ma Empire had also
begun to familiarize and understand this large being that was newly
established. Some of the factions, who were originally just observing,
began to join the alliance at this moment. According to this trend,
everyone knew that the Yan Alliance would definitely surpass the position
and reputation that the Misty Cloud Sect held within the empire back then.
The Pill Hall was located near the middle of the capital. Everyday, there
would be a large number of alchemists that would come to reside here from
various empires. Currently, this place had become the biggest exchange
ground for alchemists. Various rare medicinal ingredients and unique
medicinal formulae could be seen here at anytime. After all, some of the
deep mountains within the enormous Jia Ma Empire, where people seldom
ventured, hid quite a number of good things. Those people that managed to
obtain them by luck would naturally want to take them out to exchange for
something else if these things were unsuitable for them.
Moreover, due to the war with the three large empires this time around,
the reputation of the Jia Ma Empire and the Yan Alliance had also begun
to spread all over this northwestern region. Adding this to some of the
newest policies the the empire had come up with resulted in an increasing
number of people from other countries hurrying over to this somewhat
isolated country with great curiosity. Within a short while, the
prosperity within the Jia Ma Empire had far surpassed that of the past.
The Pill Hall of the current Yan Alliance was naturally flourishing to an
extent that far surpassed its previous union, the Alchemist Association.
The deep region of the Pill Hall was different from the liveliness at the
exchange hall. It was a series of serene, silent pill refining rooms.
This place was specially prepared for the Yan Alliance alchemists to
refine medicinal pills. There was a male and female servant standing
outside of each pill refining room. If the alchemist within it had any
need to pass a message or needed to deal with some other small matter,
these servants would immediately settle these issues in an appropriate
Some pill refining rooms were utilizing rare purple rocks in the middle
areas of the room. This kind of material possessed some ability to seal
off the heat and prevent it from seeping out. It was most suitable to be
used to construct a pill refining room. However, due to its rarity, there
was seldom any alchemist who built it for himself. Of course, the current
Yan Alliance was rich and powerful. It was naturally not much of a
problem to build a couple of high grade pill refining rooms.
These high grade pill refining room could only be used by some of the
alchemist within the Pill Hall who had reached tier 4 and above. A
regular alchemist could only use those ordinary pill refining rooms in
the outer areas. This kind of tier differentiation might have stirred
some slight dissatisfaction from some alchemists at the beginning, but
once they had gotten use to it as time passed, it had become a great
motivator. Alchemists would put in greater effort to practice their
medicinal refining skills, hoping for the time when they could enter a
high grade pill refining room to enjoy its benefits.
A pill refining room with an exceptionally deep-purple color was located
in the middle of this high grade pill refining area. Only Xiao Yan, Fa
Ma, and some high-tier alchemists who had reached tier 5 had the
qualification to enter this place. Normally, this place would be
considered a forbidden ground of the Pill Hall. An ordinary person or
alchemist was forbidden from going near it.
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Rich medicinal fragrances lingered within this exceptionally well-guarded
pill refining room. They turned into different colored fogs that
scattered in all directions. There was a stone platform in the middle
with a couple of large medicinal cauldron placed on it. A fierce fiery
flame burned within the medicinal cauldron and the hot temperature
repeatedly scattered, turning this pill refining room into something like
A couple of human figures were standing around the stone platform. Their
gazes were somewhat solemn while they watched the interior of the
medicinal cauldron. With the change of the seal in their hands, the
flames within the medicinal cauldron obediently moved. They churned and
revealed the various ingredients that were being refined.
“Ke ke, this method of chief to divide the refinement work really does
possess quite a great effect. Originally, these tier 5 alchemist would
have difficulty successfully refining this ‘Life Devouring Pill’.
However, now that we have joined hands to refine it, the success rate has
rose quite a bit. When they have a better understanding of one another,
the success rate will likely soar once again. At that time, the
refinement speed of this ‘Life Devouring Pill’ will likely rise
significantly.” Fa Ma smiled and observed the few medicinal ingredients
churning in the medicinal cauldron. He nodding slightly and chuckled to
Xiao Yan by his side.
Xiao Yan also smiled as he stared intently into the medicinal cauldron.
With the ability of these tier 5 alchemist, they should be able to refine
one pill after about five days if things were successful. Of course, this
was on the precondition of not including failures. If this condition were
included, it was likely that they would need half a month before they
could refine a ‘Life Devouring Pill’.
Of course, the exhaustion when refining the ‘Life Devouring Pill’
with the strength of a tier 5 alchemist was extremely great. It was
naturally difficult to successfully refine it in one go. Hence, there
were a total of six tier 5 alchemists divided into two groups on standby
within this pill refining room. The two groups took turns to refine. In
this way, it would enable them to endure longer. However, this kind of
exchanging hands would naturally require great cooperation between all of
them. An unknown number of medicinal ingredients had already been ruined
in the hands of these people in order to achieve this level of
“Two ‘Life Devouring Pill’ have currently been refined and they
will be temporarily left with old Hai for safekeeping. The grooming of
soldiers who are unafraid to die has also begun.” Xiao Yan turned to
Hai Bodong who was smiling with his hands behind him.
“The selection of the death soldiers is naturally not a problem. As
long as the ‘Life Devouring Pill’ is able to keep up with the
selection rate, our Yan Alliance should have an additional ten elite Dou
Wangs within half a year.” Old Hai fondled his beard and laughed.
“We will do our best to increase the refining speed a little. If Fa Ma
and I have any free time, we will also refine it. However, I will not
remain in the Yan Alliance for a long time. Perhaps I might go on a trip
after a period of time. At that time, everything will have to rely on
Elder Fa Ma.” Xiao Yan voiced his thoughts. If news came from Little
Fairy Doctor’s side, he would definitely hurry over. At that time, he
could only hand the matters of the Jia Ma Empire to big brother, Old Hai,
Elder Fa Ma, and the others.
Moreover, he would not remain in Jia Ma Empire all the time. The Dou Qi
continent was massive with a countless number of experts. Compared to
establishing a faction, Xiao Yan was even more interested in traveling
the continent to raise his strength. If the Xiao clan didn’t need a
strength to protect it, he would not have spent so much effort to
establish this Yan Alliance. Additionally, the current Jia Ma Empire
could no longer help increase Xiao Yan’s strength. Only in the vast Dou
Qi continent could Xiao Yan swiftly raise his strength.
Rescuing Yao Lao and his father as well as searching for Xun Er would all
require a power great enough to support him in order for him to succeed.
Hence, Xiao Yan currently had an unusual desire for strength. The current
Xiao Yan had to properly arrange some of the big operations within the
Yan Alliance as quick as possible in order for him to be able to leave
with peace of mind…
Xiao Yan’s heart held a strange anticipation for the Dou Qi continent
where experts roamed all over the place…
“The old me will naturally do my best. However, there is actually one
person in the Jia Ma Empire who is more suitable than me in dealing with
this matter. If he is the one who should preside over the refinement of
the ‘Life Devouring Pill’, it is likely that the effectiveness will
at least double.” Fa Ma smiled and immediately spoke.
“Oh? Who?” Xiao Yan asked somewhat doubtfully. He felt startled when
he heard this.
“Pill-King Gu He.” Fa Ma hesitated briefly before replying.
Xiao Yan knit his brows when heard this name. He immediately nodded and
agreed, “There is no doubt about the pill refinement skills of Gu He.
However, given his relationship with me, it seems that it is somewhat
impossible to get him to aid me, right?”
“Ke ke, although Gu He and chief have had some conflict, neither of you
are narrow-minded people. Therefore, the both of you cannot be considered
enemies. Although Gu He is somewhat haughty, it is not impossible to get
him to join the Pill Hall.” Fa Ma laughed.
“Elder Fa Ma has a solution?” Xiao Yan spoke in a startled manner. He
naturally understood that Pill-King Gu He was a person who possessed a
great talent in terms of pill refinement. However, it was because of this
great talent of his that made it extremely difficult to recruit him. Such
a person did not appear to be the kind who would be willing to submit to
If there really was a chance to get Gu He to join the Pill Hall, Xiao Yan
would be able to leave with a reassured heart.
“Does chief know about an organization called the ‘Pill Tower’ in
the Dou Qi continent which is praised highly by a countless number of
alchemists?” Fa Ma asked with a laugh.
“Pill Tower?” Xiao Yan knit his brows when he heard the name. For
some unknown reason, he felt that this name was somewhat familiar but he
was unable to recall the details.
“The Pill Tower is a free organization on the continent that was formed
by alchemists. This faction has existed since long ago. Even the
alchemist tier system was created by them. Although this organization is
somewhat loose, its reputation is extremely frightening. It is likely
that there are hardly any factions on the entire Dou Qi continent willing
to offend them.”
“Although the ‘Pill Tower’ might be loose externally, it possesses
some members that formed an elite core. These people are undoubtedly
renowned alchemists on the Dou Qi continent. Currently, Gu He’s hope is
to enter the Pill Tower to train.” Fa Ma softly laughed, “However, if
one wants to enter the ‘Pill Tower’ to train, one must have a
recommendation from an alchemist association that possesses sufficient
weight. Gu He came to look for our Alchemist Association back then
because of this. However, with the ability of our Alchemist Association,
we might still be able to reach within the Jia Ma Empire but there is
seldom anyone in the Dou Qi continent who would bother about us.
Naturally, we don’t possess the qualification to give the ‘Pill
Tower’ recommendation. Hence, I could only reject him back then.”
“The current Pill Hall clearly possesses a greater potential than the
Alchemist Association. I believe that the Pill Hall will be able to
possess this kind of qualification soon. If chief uses this to persuade
Gu He, I believe that he will agree to join the Pill Hall…”
Xiao Yan fondled his chin when he heard this. His gaze swept over the
bodies of the tier 5 alchemists who were drenched in perspiration. He
nodded a moment later.
“Yes… we can try.”