Battle Through the Heavens - chapter-825
“It is indeed worthy of being the ‘Black-Corner Region’… within a
day, two alchemists of such tier have appeared… it looks like I really
did not come here for nothing today.”
The appearance of this red-faced elder caused the voices of the many
alchemist in the hall to become much softer. Some of those whose
abilities were a little stronger displayed somewhat unnatural expressions.
Owner Yao on the stage was slightly startled. A warm smile was
immediately pushed onto her face as she hurriedly descended the stage and
headed to the red-faced elder. Her mouth laughed in a loving manner,
“Old Qi is honoring us with his presence. This time around, the Black
Emperor City is holding a large-scale auction and I thought that Old Qi
will not have the spare time to come…”
“Hee hee, what is Owner Yao saying? The quality of the medicinal
ingredients in the Thousand Medicinal House is extraordinary. Even the
old me cannot help but feel interested. Moreover, this Pill Exchange
Gathering is not frequently held. Therefore, the old me will definitely
come over and take a look regardless of how busy I am.” The old man who
was addressed as Old Qi laughed out loud. His voice was extremely clear.
When he laughed loudly, quite a number of people within the hall knit
their brows. However, due to the former’s position and background
within the Black Emperor City, no one dared to voice their thoughts.
“Qie-shen is extremely happy that Old Qi is able to come visit this
store. Fortunately, this Pill Exchange Gathering has yet to formally
start. Old Qi, please take a sit.” Owner Yao smiled as she spoke. She
immediately inclined her body and made a respectfully inviting stance.
TL: Qie-shen – A humble way in which a woman calls herself. For
simplicity, it can be taken as the word I/me
Seeing this, the red-faced elder bluntly let out a loud laugh and
unceremoniously headed to the row in front of the stage. After which, he
sat down on a chair at the most important spot. His faint gaze took one
look around before finally pausing for a moment on Xiao Yan, who was a
short distance away. After which, he immediately withdrew his gaze.
Owner Yao let out a soft sigh without anyone noticing after seeing that
the red-faced elder had sat down. Her heart quietly cursed, “Each time
this old fellow comes, he always rely on his background within the Black
Emperor City which causes the other competitors to be afraid of bidding
This red-faced elder had quite the powerful background. He was the top
alchemist within the Black Emperor Sect. It was rumored that he had
reached the 6th tier not long ago. He could be considered to be the
person who had the greatest medicinal refining ability within the Black
Emperor City. Moreover, by relying on the strength of the Black Emperor
Sect, he could be considered an important person whose words mattered
greatly to everyone in the Black Emperor City. An ordinary person
naturally did not dare to bid against him. In this way, it was
undoubtedly not something good from the Thousand Medicinal House point of
view. After all, they required both parties to bid against each other in
order to maximize their profits. The actions of the former undoubtedly
broke the rules.
Although Owner Yao felt dissatisfaction, she did not dare to say too much
because of the influence of the red-faced elder within the Black Emperor
City. Therefore, she did not feel much joy for this big fellow who had
“This old fellow has sharp eyes. I wonder what medicinal ingredient he
will take away this time around…” Owner Yao’s hand involuntarily
tightened under her sleeves. These medicinal ingredients were obtained
after their Thousand Medicinal House had risked the lives of quite a
number of medicinal harvesters. That price was quite great…
Owner Yao shook her head slightly as these thoughts flashed across her
heart. She suppressed the emotions in her heart before swiftly walking
back to the tall stage. A smile once again surged onto her face as she
began to host this Pill Exchange Gathering.
Xiao Yan’s group sat at a spot toward the back. The medicinal
ingredients that had appeared earlier were not those that he needed, and
his gaze had paused on the red-faced elder most of the time. From the
expressions of the surrounding alchemists when this old man appeared
earlier, it seemed that he possessed quite a high position within the
Black Emperor City. Another thing was that this person did not seem
likable. However, many people did not dare to voice their anger due to
By relying on his outstanding Spiritual Perception, Xiao Yan could sense
that this red-faced elder’s alchemist tier was likely a little higher
than Yan Alliance’s Fa Ma. However, when compared to Gu He, he would
likely appear a little weaker. He could be considered a genuine alchemist
grandmaster that would be greatly sought after by many competing factions
within the ‘Black-Corner Region’.
The so-called Pill Exchange Gathering had formally began while these
thoughts lingered in Xiao Yan’s heart. Some of the alchemists’ gazes
swept over the medicinal ingredients on display. Should they discover
anything suitable, they would step forward. However, in order to take the
medicinal ingredients they were interested in, they would need to pay
with a medicinal pill that was of similar value to the medicinal
Xiao Yan faintly understood something as he observed this Pill Exchange
Gathering. He discovered that the value of these medicinal ingredients
was about half or less of the value of the medicinal pill that they could
be refined into. For example, if it was a medicinal ingredient that could
refine a tier 4 medicinal pill, one would need a tier 3 medicinal pill in
order to successfully exchange for it. However, what kind of tier 3
medicinal pill was decided by the Thousand Medicinal House. If the person
had already prepared it for the business, that person could just exchange
for the medicinal ingredient. If he had not, there was a medicinal
cauldron of quite a high grade prepared for them on a rock platform by
the side. Clearly, it was for people to refine the pill on the spot.
The first batch of medicinal ingredients did not enter Xiao Yan’s
discerning eyes. However, there were still quite a number of tier 3 and
tier 4 alchemists who were interested in them. After which, they began
the exchange according to the rules. If these people did not possess a
ready-made medicinal pill, some of the alchemists would resort to
refining them on the spot. In an instant, the temperature of the hall
rose. Some of the people who were not interested in the first batch of
medicinal ingredients merely turned their eyes to the flame rising in the
medicinal cauldron. They would observe the refining methods of other
people while feeling bored.
Xiao Yan’s group randomly watched the other alchemists refining pills
on the spot in their boredom. Not long after that, Xiao Yan withdrew his
gaze and shook his head. With his current ability, the refining methods
of the alchemists at these tiers appeared very simple and crude in his
eyes. There was not the slightest thing for him to learn from them.
There were also quite a number of alchemists who sat in the hall without
moving. The ability of these people could be considered the middle to
upper levels of this place. Therefore, their sights were placed a little
higher. This first batch of lower quality medicinal ingredients obviously
could not attract them. The ones who felt the greatest leisure among them
was naturally that red-faced elder. His face was nearly filled with
impatience while viewing these medicinal ingredients that he was
completely uninterested in. From his appearance, it was as though he
could not wait for the Thousand Medicinal House to immediately take out
the highest quality medicinal ingredients.
Following the slow flow of time, these lower quality medicinal
ingredients were gradually selected and taken away. After which, more
medicinal ingredients continued to appear. Their quality became better
and better. Those somewhat stronger alchemists who were originally
sitting in their seats without moving finally began to show interest.
They started to move forward to negotiate the exchange of items.
The medicinal ingredients on the rock platform diminished as time passed.
However, from the dense medicinal fragrances that was seeped from these
jade boxes, one could tell that the medicinal ingredients were of a high
quality. Some of those even caused the red-faced elder to be moved.
However, he did not do anything. From the looks of it, he seemed to have
come prepared this time around.
When the medicinal ingredients on the rock platform were reduced to less
than ten boxes, there were only a few people left still sitting in their
seats without moving. This included Xiao Yan and that red-faced elder.
The red-faced elder was startled when he saw that Xiao Yan’s group did
not move. He immediately frowned and glanced at Xiao Yan.
Xiao Yan turned his head slightly when he sensed that gaze being shot
over. Their eyes made contact. A moment later, Xiao Yan turned away as
though nothing had happened. His face did not even reveal the slightest
fear that the other alchemists displayed when they looked at the
This calm attitude of Xiao Yan caused the red-faced, old man to be
startled. His heart gained some fury. With his current ability and
reputation, it had been a long time since he had tasted the feeling of
being ignored by another.
The alchemists who had obtained the medicinal ingredients that they
needed did not leave the hall. Instead, they glanced at Xiao Yan and the
red-faced elder who were still seated in their seats with interested
gazes. Normally speaking, the last part of this kind of Pill Exchange
Gathering was the true high point…
“He he, next will be a batch of medicinal ingredients that is of the
highest quality within my Thousand Medicinal House. Our Thousand
Medicinal House has paid an extremely great price for these medicinal
ingredients…” Owner Yao smiled as she looked at the few remaining
jade boxes on the rock platform. She softly clapped her hands, and a
couple of female servants hurried out. After which, they removed the
remaining jade boxes and brought over five emerald-jade boxes.
A dense medicinal fragrance suddenly drifted over the large hall when
these five jade boxes appeared. Quite a number of alchemists gently
inhaled as surprise surged onto their faces.
The red-faced elder, who was leaning against his chair, stood up at this
moment. His eyes were somewhat fiery hot as he looked at the jade boxes.
Owner Yao’s eyes swept over the hall and immediately paused on Xiao
Yan. She laughed, “If the few of you are interested in these five
medicinal ingredients, please bid for them.”
Xiao Yan’s gaze was currently staring intently at three jade boxes on
the stage. Within his eyesight, he was naturally able to see that the
interior of these three jade boxes were the targets of his trip. They
were the last three medicinal ingredients needed to refine the ‘Heaven
Soul Blood Bone Pill’.
Xiao Yan inhaled a deep breath of air and stood up under the gaze of
everyone in the hall. Finally, he strode over to the rock platform.
The gazes in the hall immediately gathered on Xiao Yan after seeing this
action of his. The quality of these few medicinal ingredients were
extremely high. If one wanted to exchange for them, it was likely that
one must take out a tier 4 or tier 5 medicinal pill. Could this fellow
who seemed extremely young take out a medicinal pill of such tier?
Xiao Yan stopped in front of the rock platform in front of the many
gazes. He smiled toward the slim and attractive Owner Yao before slowly
pulling three jade boxes in front of him. He said, “Owner Yao, please
tell me just what kind of medicinal pill I need to create in order to
exchange for these three medicinal ingredients.”
Owner Yao smiled sweetly when she heard this. She nodded and was just
about to speak when her face slightly changed.
A large hand was suddenly extended toward Xiao Yan while her face was
changing. It rudely pressed against one of the three jade boxes. His loud
voice resounded over the hall.
“This Jade Bone Fruit… I want it.”