Battle Through the Heavens - chapter-823
Xiao Yan walked out of the somewhat dark tunnel. The glaring sunlight
shone down from the sky. The sound of bustling noise was a demon tune as
it poured into his ears, causing Xiao Yan to frown.
Xiao Yan narrowed his eyes as he slowly lifted his head. He looked at the
enormous inner part of the city and the crowded human traffic that moved
along the spacious roads in front of him. He could not help but let out a
prasing sigh. The size of this Black Emperor City was not smaller than
the capital of the Jia Ma Empire. From a certain point of view, even the
Jia Ma Empire’s capital could not compare with it. After all, the
things that this place had were things that the capital did not.
“Where should we go next?” The Little Fairy Doctor’s eyes shifted
around as she softly asked.
Xiao Yan mused slightly before he immediately said, “We will first go
to the larger medicinal shops in the city and take a look around. The
interior of the ‘Black-Corner Region’ possesses quite a number of
rare medicinal ingredients the outside world lacks. If we are lucky
enough, we might be able to obtain some of the medicinal ingredients that
we need. Moreover, we have to inquire about information related to the
Bodhisattva Body Transformation Saliva. That thing… even I don’t have
sufficient knowledge of that thing. Therefore, we can only go and
“Yes.” The Little Fairy Doctor nodded slightly and did not voice an
“That’s right, you can just attack the next time we meet that kind of
person. This kind of situation is extremely common in the ‘Black-Corner
Region’. No one will fault you…” Xiao Yan slowly walked toward a
spacious street as randomly explained.
The Little Fairy Doctor was slightly startled. A moving smile immediately
surfaced on the Little Fairy Doctor’s face. She nodded her head, pulled
Zi Yan’s hand and immediately followed him.
The three of them slowly walked through the interior of this enormous
Black Emperor City. After this personal appearance, they finally clearly
understood just how many people had come to the Black Emperor City for
this large-scale auction…
Curses and screams were repeatedly transmitted into their ears from the
street. Numerous large shops stood orderly by the two sides of the
street. Without exception, these shops were all filled with the people
coming and going. This great auction had brought the Black Emperor City
an enormous amount of human traffic and profits.
Xiao Yan’s three man group slowly walked down the street. Their gaze
repeatedly swept over those shops on both sides of the street. They had
seen quite a number of medicinal shops along the way and had entered them
to look and inquire. However, the sizes of these medicinal shops were not
very big. Therefore, they did not find any of the medicinal ingredients
that Xiao Yan needed.
Although Xiao Yan did not gain anything, he did not become anxious. The
medicinal ingredients he needed were all very rare items. Even though
this ‘Black-Corner Region’ had a rich collection, it was naturally
impossible for him to gather all of them within a short while.
Xiao Yan’s group passed by two streets along the way before their
footsteps finally came to a stop in front of an extremely large
penthouse-like medicinal shop.
The medicinal shop was called ‘Thousand Medicinal House’. Its size
was extremely big and could be considered the largest shop that Xiao
Yan’s group had seen ever since they had entered the city. Moreover,
this shop appeared to have quite a great reputation within the Black
Emperor City. Hence, the human traffic coming to and from the big
entrance seemed to be squeezed together. Noisy curses were repeatedly
Xiao Yan stood outside of the ‘Thousand Medicinal House’. He
hesitated for a moment before leading the Little Fairy Doctor and Zi Yan
to squeeze into the human flow. The powerful Dou Qi within his body
emitted a force that seemed to quietly push aside those people blocking
his way gently as though he was splitting the flow of a river. After
which, the three of them swaggered into this ‘Thousand Medicinal
The noisy curses were greatly reduced after they entered the ‘Thousand
Medicinal House’. A rich medicinal fragrance that was mixed from a
countless number of medicinal ingredients pounced over. The richness of
the medicinal fragrance nearly caused Xiao Yan to violently sneeze.
Xiao Yan rubbed his nose as he allowed his gaze to roam. He could see
that this incomparably large hall was filled with many transparent
counters. Various medicinal ingredients were neatly placed within those
counters. Moreover, quite a number of people were currently gathered
around these counters.
The large hall was divided into a medicinal ingredient section and a
medicinal pill section. If one were to compare them, the medicinal pill
section would undoubtedly possess more people. After all, the people of
the ‘Black-Corner Region,’ who spent all day licking blood from their
blades, would rather own a medicinal pill that could save their lives or
unleash great strength in a dangerous situation. This desire was
undoubtedly much more precious compared to swallowing just medicinal
However, an alchemist like Xiao Yan placed a greater value on medicinal
ingredients. After all, as long as the medicinal ingredients were in his
hand, he would naturally be able to refine the medicinal ingredients…
Xiao Yan pulled Zi Yan along while she was deeply inhaling through her
little nose. The three of them slowly walked toward a crystal counter.
His gaze immediately swept over it.
“Green Wind Grass… Wind Fire Scale Fruit…”
Xiao Yan’s gaze swept over the medicinal ingredients displayed on the
counter and identified them immediately. He immediately shook his head.
The things here might not be ordinary things but it was far from the tier
of the medicinal ingredients he needed.
“There is indeed a reason why ‘Black-Corner Region’ is able to
attract quite a number of people from the outside over. If it was
outside, just these medicinal ingredients alone would definitely be
treated as a great treasure of the shop. How could they be randomly
displayed and sold in a similar place…” The Little Fairy Doctor
softly sighed. Being a poison master, she was naturally quite familiar
with these medicinal ingredients.
Xiao Yan smiled and nodded. He was about to speak when a laugh was
transmitted from the other side of the counter, “Guests, may I know
what kind of medicinal ingredients you need? Our Thousand Medicinal House
is a large medicinal shop that is ranked among the top within the
‘Black-Corner Region’. I think that this place should possess the
things that you want to buy.”
Xiao Yan raised his head and glanced at an old man who had appeared
behind the counter. From the looks of the other party’s clothes, it was
obvious that he should be someone from the medicinal shop. Xiao Yan did
not say any nonsense. He took out a white sheet of paper from his Storage
Ring. The couple of important medicinal ingredients to refine the
‘Heaven Soul Blood Bone Pill’ were written on it.
The old man received the white paper with both hands. Initially, his gaze
randomly swept over it but he immediately became startled. His eyes once
again weighed Xiao Yan. A glint appeared in his eyes as he inquired,
“Is mister an alchemist?”
“Why? Don’t tell me that an alchemist cannot come and buy the
medicinal ingredients in this medicinal shop?” Xiao Yan replied with a
“Ke ke, mister, please do not take offence. The old me is a tier 2
alchemist. It is just that I feel familiar with the way these medicinal
ingredients are arranged.” The old man laughed.
Xiao Yan only came to a sudden understanding after hearing this. The
medicinal effects and attributes of the medicinal ingredients were all
different. An outsider would have difficulty differentiating them.
However, with Xiao Yan’s current alchemist skill, he naturally placed
the medicinal ingredients with similar medicinal effects together like
second nature when he wrote this list of ingredients. It was unexpected
that this old man had actually meticulously discovered it…
“I can be considered to be one… do you have these medicinal
“Ke ke, there are a total of eight medicinal ingredients on this. Our
‘Thousand Medicinal House’ does indeed have the first five. However,
they are a little expensive. It is likely that they will require a total
of two million gold coins or so… however, the last three, Thousand
Spiritual Ginseng, Demon Spiritual Valley Grass, and Jade Bone Fruit…
are far too difficult to find.” The old man laughed.
Xiao Yan slightly sighed in relief when he heard him, but he was also a
little disappointed. The first five medicinal ingredients might be rare,
but they were really not too difficult to find. The hardest were the last
three. It was unexpected that even this place did not have them.
“In that case, help me bring the first five medicinal ingredients over.
I will think of other methods to look for the last three.” Xiao Yan
shook his head. He counted the gold coins stored within the crystal card
in his Storage Ring. After using most of the money that had been obtained
from the medicinal pill auction that ‘Xiao Gate’ had held back then,
Xiao Yan had around four million gold coins. Currently, it was enough to
purchase the medicinal ingredients.
“Ke ke, mister, do you really need these three medicinal
ingredients?” The old man nodded with a smile as he ordered a female
servant to get the medicinal ingredients. After which, he turned to Xiao
Yan and asked a question.
“You have a solution?” Xiao Yan raised his brows when he heard this.
His voice was somewhat surprised.
“Ke ke, I only said that these three medicinal ingredients are very
rare, but I did not say that our Thousand Medicinal House does not have
them. However, a rare medicinal ingredient of such a tier will usually
not be taken out to be sold…” The old man laughed.
“Since you have already opened your mouth, I don’t think it is merely
to tell me this, no?” Xiao Yan gently rubbed his Storage Ring as he
replied in a calm voice.
“Mister is really a forthright person. I shall tell you this directly.
If you want to obtain these three medicinal ingredients, you must go to
the second story of this Thousand Medicinal House. The value of the
medicinal ingredients there is more expensive than the ones on the first
floor. However, you cannot use gold coins to purchase the medicinal
ingredients at that place. Instead, you must refine a medicinal pill that
is of similar value to these medicinal ingredients as per the
requirement. Only then can you take the ingredient away…” The old man
softly laughed, “In other words, only an alchemist has the
qualification to enter.”
“Oh?” Xiao Yan felt somewhat surprised upon hearing such a strange
rule. However, he immediately came to a sudden understanding. When an
items value hit a certain degree, it was difficult to use gold coins to
measure its worth. At such a time, one must take out something that was
of similar worth in order to exchange for it.
“What do you say? May I know if mister is interested in heading up to
the second story to take a look? The rarity of the medicinal ingredients
on the second storey is far from what here can compare with. I think that
the three medicinal ingredients that you need can be found above.” The
old man laughed.
Xiao Yan mused for a moment before nodding. The last three medicinal
ingredients were very rare. If he were to go and search for them, he
would not know just when he would be able to find them. It would
naturally be best if he was able to obtain them here. Moreover, from what
this old man had said, the second storey had even more rare items. He
might even be able to obtain some information that was related to the
Bodhisattva Body Transformation Saliva from there…
“In that case, please lead the way.”
“Ke ke, this old man shall give mister a reminder here. Given the value
of the medicinal ingredients that you need, it is likely that you will be
required to use a tier 4 or even tier 5 medicinal pill to exchange for
them. If you are unable to refine a medicinal pill of this tier,
then…” The smile on that old man’s face initially became even more
vivid when he saw Xiao Yan nodding his head in agreement. However, he
hesitated for a moment before voicing his reminder.
Xiao Yan’s eyelids did not even move when he heard this. He faintly
said, “Lead the way.”
An unusual glint flashed across the eyes of the old man when he saw Xiao
Yan’s manner. A respectful expression immediately surged onto his face
before he lead the way in front while bending his body humbly.
“Let’s go. Let’s take a look at the second story to see if there is
anything you require…”
Xiao Yan turned his head and smiled to the Little Fairy Doctor and Zi
Yan. After which, he lifted his feet and followed the old man. Xiao Yan
actually possessed a lot of curiosity toward the unusual and rare
medicinal ingredients that the old man had mentioned. After all,
medicinal ingredients possessed a greater attraction to alchemists than
medicinal pills did.