Battle Through the Heavens - chapter-824
The second story of the Thousand Medicinal House was not as luxurious as
Xiao Yan had imagined. The somewhat ancient decorations caused it to
possess a great atmosphere that would never be out of fashion. From this,
it can be seen that the owner of the Thousand Medicinal House was someone
who had some taste.
At this moment, some crystal counters were positioned in the hall of the
second storey. Some jade boxes were placed in these crystal counters. A
faint glow could be vaguely seen from the jade boxes. At a glance, one
could tell that they were not ordinary things.
There were quite a number of human figures scattered throughout the large
hall. Looking at their clothing, they were mostly alchemists. It seemed
that they were thinking of exchanging for some rare medicinal ingredients
in this second story.
Xiao Yan’s three man group attracted quite a number of gazes when they
came up. However, when they saw that the former was not wearing an
alchemist’s robe, they slowly withdrew their gazes. If the person
himself did not show his skill, another alchemist would have difficulty
identifying the exact ability of that person. Hence, someone like Xiao
Yan, who did not wear an alchemist robe, would have difficulty attracting
the attention of others. Instead, more of those gazes paused on the
Little Fairy Doctor who was behind Xiao Yan.
“Mister, please feel free to look around. I will go and look for the
person-in-charge…” The old man, who had followed them up,
respectfully spoke to Xiao Yan before bowing and leaving.
Xiao Yan vaguely nodded. He led the Little Fairy Doctor and Zi Yan down
the large hall. After which, they arrived at those crystal counter. Their
gazes swept over them and some surprise surged into their eyes.
“Green Rock Wood… Blood Ganoderma… Cultured Marrow Root…”
Seeing these rare medicinal ingredients, that would arouse the envy of
many alchemists if placed in the outside world, displayed together in
this place, Xiao Yan could not help but let out a praise despite his
experience. It seemed that he did not come to this second story for
“This ‘Black-Corner Region… is indeed extraordinary…” Amazement
also surfaced on the face of the Little Fairy Doctor by the side as she
Zi Yan’s small face was bending over the crystal counter. Her large
gem-like eyes stared at the medicinal ingredients within without
blinking. Her coveting looks seemed as though her jaw was about to fall
Xiao Yan involuntarily rolled his eyes when he saw this manner of hers.
He hurriedly pulled the unwilling Zi Yan over. His finger violently
tapped on the latter’s forehead as he softly said, “Little grandaunt,
the tier of the medicinal ingredients that you eat is not any lower than
these. Therefore, don’t embarrass me…”
“Hmph, most of those medicinal ingredients that we found have been
forcefully plundered by you. Since when did I eat them!” Zi Yan
clenched her silver teeth as she replied. The gaze which she was used to
glare at Xiao Yan was extremely resentful.
Xiao Yan softly coughed. He swallowed and replied, “Those medicinal
ingredients are naturally the safest with me. The way you eat them is
really wasting these things…”
Zi Yan naturally ignored this explanation that Xiao Yan had gave many
times before. The gaze in those large eyes became more resentful.
The Little Fairy Doctor involuntarily smiled when she observed these two
people. They were fighting because of medicinal ingredients. Her warm
moving smile attracted quite a number of gazes within the large hall. The
way the current Little Fairy Doctor was dressed was similar to the her in
Qingshan Town back then. Her white clothes caused some ethereal feeling
to be added to her extraordinary demeanor. However, it might be because
this demeanor was far too intoxicating to other people, but it was likely
that no one could imagine that this woman, who seemed warm and moving,
would immediately turn from a fairy to a death god that sought lives
should she become angry…
“Ke ke, mister, are you planning to exchange for medicinal
ingredients?” A soft woman’s voice that carried an unusual charm
sounded behind Xiao Yan while he and Zi Yan were arguing over the
ownership of the medicinal ingredients.
Xiao Yan turned his head when he heard her voice only to see a woman
wearing a red-colored palace robe standing beautifully behind him. The
woman’s face was extremely beautiful and her well-proportioned body
appeared extremely delightful under the wraps of the palace gown. It
emitted a special moving scent that a matured woman specifically
possessed. The thing that attracted the most attention was this woman’s
watery eyes. There was a thread of teasing forever hidden in them. Her
picture-like eyebrows were like crescent moons that emitted a thread of
“Ah…” Xiao Yan’s gaze drifted to the back of the woman in the
gown. Other than that old man who had gone to pass on a message earlier,
there was a white-haired, old man dressed in ancient robes. At this
moment, the old man had his eyes slightly shut, appearing as though he
was in a fake sleep. However, with Xiao Yan’s Spiritual Perception that
was even more outstanding than a tier 6 alchemist, he could tell that
this old man was also an alchemist. Moreover, it was likely that his tier
was quite high. At the very least, it would not be any lousier than Fa
“It seems that this ‘Black-Corner Region’ is really a place where
dragons and tigers hide. A medicinal house actually possess quite a high
tier alchemist…” Awe flashed across Xiao Yan’s heart. Xiao Yan
began to raise his perception of the strength of this Thousand Medicinal
House. Being able to recruit an alchemist of such a tier was not
something that could be done through an ordinary price.
That white-haired, old man suddenly opened his eyes after appearing to
sense Xiao Yan’s gaze. The eyes of both him and Xiao Yan met.
For some unknown reason, the white-haired, old man faintly sensed an
unusually hot aura from those seemingly bottomless dark-black eyes. He
could not help but immediately let out a surprised ‘huh’.
“What is it? Old Yan?” That woman in a palace gown was startled when
she heard the surprised ‘huh’ from the white-haired, old man. She
“Nothing…” The eyes of the white-haired, old man, who was called
Old Yan flickered, before he immediately shook his head.
Although Old Yan did not say anything, the palace-robed woman seemed to
have sensed something. Her pretty eyes slid to Xiao Yan while containing
a deep thought. The smile on her face became even more moving.
This enchanting palace-gowned woman seemed to possess quite a high
reputation and popularity in this place. Hence, many gazes were thrown
over from the hall the moment she appeared. She smiled and greeted all of
these gazes one at a time. Her etiquette was one that no one could find
“Qie-shen is the owner of this Thousand Medicinal House. Mister can
call me Owner Yao. May I know mister’s name?” The palace-robed lady
covered her alluring red lips and smiled. Her full voice caused a
person’s heart to suddenly pound for some reason.
TL: Qie-shen – A humble way in which a woman calls herself. Apparently,
it can be attractive to some men. For simplicity, it can be taken as the
“Owner Yao can call me Yan Xiao.”
Xiao Yan faintly smiled. However, caution rose in his heart. This woman
possessed an unusual allure when she spoke. If one did not have a great
mental fortitude, it was likely that one’s heart would be unknowingly
influenced by her. If this occurred when one was discussing a price or
condition, it was likely that he would be eaten by the other party until
even his bones were gone. It seemed that this woman did not only rely on
her outstanding appearance in order to become the owner of such a large
Thousand Medicinal House as a woman.
Surprise that was difficult to discover flashed across the eyes of this
woman in her palace gowns when she saw Xiao Yan’s calm manner. It was
unexpected that despite being young, the other party was actually able to
ignore her enchantment skill that came from the special Qi Method she
practiced. It seemed that this person was indeed not simple…
“Owner Yao, I think that you should also be aware of why I have come to
the second story of this store. May I know if you have the three
medicinal ingredients I require?” Xiao Yan did not say any more
courteous words as he started on the main topic.
“Ke ke, the three medicinal ingredients that mister needs can be
considered among the top items even in the second story of my Thousand
Medicinal House. Mister is aware of our Thousand Medicinal House rules,
no?” Owner Yao smiled in a bewitching manner.
“Yes, may I know what kind of medicinal pill I need in order to
exchange for them?” Xiao Yan nodded slightly and asked after a deep
“Ke ke, there is no hurry. All the alchemist in the hall have come to
my Thousand Medicinal House because of these rare medicinal ingredients.
These precious medicinal ingredients are not commonly found. My Thousand
Medicinal House has bitterly searched for them for a period of time in
order to obtain…” Owner Yao smiled as she said, “Each time we find
the medicinal ingredients, there would be quite a number of alchemists
who would come and exchange for them. Today is coincidentally the day
that my Thousand Medicinal House is exchanging for medicinal pills.
Mister Yan Xiao has really come at the right time.”
“In this way, won’t I have to compete with the other alchemist for
the medicinal ingredients?” Xiao Yan knit his brows and inquired after
“This is also a kind of auction. The one who offers the highest price
will obtain the thing he wants. However, this place of ours does not want
gold coins. Instead, we will see if the people bidding are able to refine
a medicinal pill that satisfies us… of course… normally speaking,
unless both parties urgently require such a medicinal ingredient, there
would still be people withdrawing from the big.” Owner Yao smiled. She
immediately turned to the white-haired, old man beside her and said,
“Old Yan, it is almost time. Let’s start the Pill Exchange
“Yes.” The white-haired, old man slightly nodded. He immediately
walked toward a tall stage in the hall. He raised his hand once there and
knocked it against the bronze bell by the side. A clear ringing resounded
throughout the hall.
“Bring the medicine.”
The white-haired, old man commanded. Over ten pretty female servants
immediately brought forth silver plates in a respectful manner. Tightly
shut jade boxes were neatly arranged on the silver plates.
When these figures passed by, the jade boxes were neatly placed on a rock
platform one after another. The jade boxes were all opened and a rich
medicinal fragrance instantly surged out. Within a short while, quite a
number of alchemists began to softly inhale. A joy was revealed on their
faces. Clearly, this batch of rare medicinal ingredients from the
Thousand Medicinal House caused them to feel a great satisfaction.
“Ke ke, everyone, this batch of medicinal ingredients is something that
my Thousand Medicinal House has paid a large price in order to obtain.
The quality of the medicinal ingredients are quite good. Therefore,
everyone should prepare themselves…” Owner Yao slowly walked onto the
stage and spoke with a smile to everyone below.
Quite a number of alchemists below nodded helplessly the moment her words
sounded. Although this Thousand Medicinal House had many rare medicinal
ingredients, their prices were quite expensive. If one did not have some
wealth and ability, it was better not to come to the second story to lose
“In that case, let our Pill Exchange Gathering begin. The old rules
apply. The first will be those with the lowest quality while the high
quality ones will be left for last.” Owner Yao laughed and waved her
hand. Her index finger pointed at the medicinal ingredients on the rock
“Ha ha, Owner Yao, why is it that this Pill Exchange Gathering does not
wait for me? Don’t tell me you are afraid I cannot afford it?”
A thunder-like laugh was suddenly transmitted from the stairs while
everyone was browsing the medicinal ingredients.
The sudden arrival of the laughter caused the fieriness in the hall to
become a lot more quiet. Numerous surprised gazes slipped toward the
Heavy footsteps gradually approached. A moment later, a red-faced, old
man wearing a pale-yellow robe appeared in front of everyone’s eyes.
Xiao Yan narrowed his eyes as he looked at this red-faced, old man.
Surprise flashed across his face. This old man was actually an alchemist.
Moreover, it was likely that his ability was a little stronger than the
white-haired, old man from earlier.