I Shall Seal the Heavens - chapter-904
“Heavenrain Leaf veins will only appear when they are soaked by heay
rainfall. As far as what can types of medicinal pills can be concocted
with those veins, I know of 87,645 different types….
“Golden Mean Tree cannot be used as a primary ingredient. However, you
can add it to the mix during the concocting process to increase
metal-type energy. Furthermore, it will add a golden color to the
Meng Hao was currently standing on the platform. He had just introduced a
variety of unique medicinal plants that were easily misidentified, and
was now fielding questions from the apprentice alchemists.
Fang Qun sat down below, constantly asking questions about various plants
and vegetation that he wasn’t clear about. He seemed very excited.
“Milky Way Stone isn’t really a type of rock. It’s actually a type
of sea moss that grows in the narrow crevices rocks. Furthermore, the
more cracks a stone has, the higher the quality will be.
“Nine Dragons Spice is not naturally occurring. No, it is actually the
result of a graft of nine different medicinal plants. The grafting
formula is actually a secret, so all I know about it is from my own
conclusions based on what I’ve heard about the pill itself; I can’t
actually be 100% certain of the exact method of grafting.”
Meng Hao spoke patiently to the apprentice alchemists and the excited
Fang Qun. The sky was growing dark, but the audience didn’t seem tired
at all. Quite the opposite. Many of them were excitedly recording the
information Meng Hao was giving them onto jade slips.
Soon, the moon hung high in the sky, and yet, nobody had left.
Eventually, passing apprentice alchemists from nearby mountains noticed
that something was going on, and came over. When they saw that an
alchemist was listening to this lecture about plants and vegetation, they
were shocked. That was especially true after many of them recognized Fang
Qun. In the end, these curious newcomers… didn’t leave either.
It didn’t take long before the mountain platform was packed tight with,
not several hundred people, but several thousand. All types of questions
were asked, and there wasn’t a single one that Meng Hao couldn’t
Some people even started to intentionally ask trick questions, but Meng
Hao didn’t even need to think before providing an answer. Everything he
said was correct and complete, which caused even the questioners trying
to trip him up to feel completely astonished.
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Eventually, the mountain was packed. The new arrivals, who of course
didn’t want to leave, had to float in the air nearby to listen.
Meng Hao tried to conclude the lecture on numerous occasions, but there
were too many people in the audience, and too many questions. He wanted
to leave, but considering that he was trying to rise to prominence in the
clan, the Dao of alchemy was probably his best chance to do so.
Therefore, he stayed.
Gradually, an entire night passed, and to these alchemy cultivators, Meng
Hao’s lecture was almost like a sermon about the Dao. More and more
apprentice alchemists crowded around. By the time the sun rose, there
were over 10,000 people present.
That in and of itself sent the surrounding areas into a commotion. More
people approached to hear Meng Hao’s lecture, and to ask questions.
However, from start to finish, there seemed to be nothing Meng Hao
didn’t know, and no question that he couldn’t answer, or even give
him the slightest pause.
Shock spread through all hearts, and soon, some of the other alchemists
in the area who had been preparing to give their own lectures noticed. At
first they chuckled coldly, but soon their eyes grew wide with disbelief.
“His skill with plants and vegetation… it’s actually… it’s
actually incredibly high!!”
“Heavens! The questions are never-ending, and they touch upon virtually
all aspects of plants and vegetation. But this guy can actually answer
all of them! What an incredible knowledge base!”
Gradually, the size of the audience grew. Meng Hao spoke for three days
straight, and eventually, there were 30,000 people in attendance. The
entire world of the apprentice alchemists in the Dao of Alchemy Division
was shaken. There were even many tier 1 alchemists who came. As for the
tier 2 alchemists, however, most stayed in the inner mountains. They
rarely interfered with the affairs of the outer mountains, nor did they
pay too much attention to what happened there. After all, most alchemists
spent their time in seclusion, concocting pills.
“Three Immortals Leaf is a rare medicinal plant. I would never have
expected the Fang Clan’s Dao of Alchemy Division to be able to grow
them. If you use this medicinal plant as the main ingredient, a vast
amount of medicinal pills can be concocted. Although I haven’t
personally concocted anything using Three Immortals Leaf, I’m aware of
around one thousand pill formulas that use it.
“Sun Blossom? That’s a legendary medicinal plant that has long since
gone extinct. Naturally, I’ve never laid eyes on one, but I’ve heard
that if you add Sun Blossom to a medicinal pill, you are certain to
produce a one hundred percent consummate pill.” 1
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Meng Hao was now seated cross-legged on the platform, smiling as he
spoke. Everyone in the audience was still excited. Even after three days,
they didn’t seem tired at all. All of them were deeply aware that this
was a very rare opportunity for them.
Meanwhile, word spread to the Fang Clan ancestral mansion. Fang Yunyi sat
in his Immortal’s cave, listening as an apprentice alchemist gave a
lively description of Meng Hao’s lecture on plants and vegetation.
Fang Yunyi’s face darkened, and then after a moment, broke out into a
“What does that prove?” Fang Yunyi said coldly. “Any tier 2
alchemist from the inner mountains of the Dao of Alchemy Division could
go out and give a lecture on plants and vegetation. Any one of them would
draw a crowd of tens of thousands, or even more.
“Piddling Meng Hao. You come here from a backwater place like Planet
South Heaven, so even if you have a bit of skill, it’s still bound to
be quite limited. You just joined the Dao of Alchemy Division and are
already acting so arrogantly? You’re nothing but a loser who thinks
he’s hot stuff.” He still constantly brooded over the events that had
taken place on Planet South Heaven, and hated Meng Hao to his bones.
He really wanted Prince Wei to go punish Meng Hao. Unfortunately, Prince
Wei never did anything, no matter how Fang Yunyi pushed the subject. Now,
just as he was managing to quell his frustration, this apprentice
alchemist came to tell him about the waves Meng Hao was making in the Dao
of Alchemy Division. Finally, he snorted and sent the apprentice
alchemist away, then sat there frowning.
“This damned Meng Hao, I can’t just let him trot around so
happily!” Grinding his teeth, Fang Yunyi produced a transmission jade
slip, imprinted it with divine sense as well as some various promises,
and then threw it out.
The jade slip immediately shot into the air.
Shortly thereafter, somewhere within the 10,000 inner mountains of the
Dao of Alchemy Division, on one particular mountain that was fairly close
to the outer mountains, a middle-aged man was concocting some medicinal
pills. He wore an alchemist’s robe that had two golden dragons
embroidered on the collar.
The pill furnace in front of him glowed bright red, and flickered with
light. A medicinal aroma wafted out from the furnace, which surrounded
the entire mountain and seemed to nourish all of the vegetation in the
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In the middle of his concocting, a jade slip suddenly appeared. It
floated there off to the side, but the middle-aged man ignored it
completely, instead continuing with his pill concocting. Two hours passed
before the bright red color of the pill furnace began to fade away. When
the furnace cooled completely, the man began to murmur to himself.
“I’ve been working on this batch of Mortality Convergence Pills for
three months. It’s too bad I wasted so many ingredients…. I wonder if
I succeeded this time. If not, I’m going to have to go get some more
medicinal plant ingredients.” The man frowned and then waved his hand,
causing the jade slip to fly over. After scanning it with divine sense,
his eyes began to glitter.
“Fang Hao? Even I’ve heard of that name recently. He had a 30,000
meter Bloodline Gatebeam. However, in the Fang Clan, you can’t only
rely on your bloodline.
“Fang Hao might be a Chosen….
“But this is the Dao of Alchemy Division, and things are different
here. Nobody cares if you’re a Chosen or not. Furthermore, I have no
conflicts with Fang Yunyi, and considering what he’s offering me, it
won’t hurt to help him out this once.” He hesitated for a moment and
looked at the pill furnace. If this batch of pills went bad, then he
would have to go get more medicinal plant ingredients, which he really
didn’t want to do. He thought for a moment, then decided not to refuse
Fang Yunyi’s request. He quickly headed toward the outer mountains.
“What kind of ability could some trifling clan member from Planet South
Heaven have? Besides, skill with plants and vegetation is a low-level
fundamental skill, that’s all. Any tier 2 alchemist could get a whole
bunch of apprentice alchemists to gather around them.
“As for the tier 1 alchemists, well….” He snorted coldly. In the
Fang Clan’s Dao of Alchemy division, the only tier 1 alchemists who
were stationed in the outer mountains were the ones who had no hope of
advancing to the next tier.
“7191…. Right, I remember. That place is overseen by Fang Qun.” The
man chuckled. Fang Qun was the lowest ranking of all the tier 1
alchemists. The fact that he had passed the test was a completely lucky
The man flew out of the inner mountains at top speed. Whenever any
apprentice alchemists saw him, they respectfully clasped hands and bowed.
He hurried to the outer mountains as quickly as possible, and after
enough time passed for an incense stick to burn, he caught sight of
Alchemy Lodge Peak #7191. The first thing he saw was the crowd of tens of
thousands of apprentice alchemists packed together. It almost looked like
a static cyclone.
The sight of it caused the middle-aged man to give a cold harrumph. He
was actually a bit offended. Whenever he went to the outer mountains to
give lectures, he would usually draw a crowd of about 10,000. However,
there were clearly about 30,000 apprentice alchemists in attendance here.
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The man neared, but because all of the apprentice alchemists were paying
close attention to Meng Hao, no one noticed the newcomer.
The man frowned and then snorted coldly, the sound of which echoed out
and caused numerous nearby apprentice alchemists to turn around in shock.
When they saw him standing there, their faces fell and they quickly
clasped hands in greeting.
“Greetings, Alchemist Xuzhong!” 2
“It’s Alchemist Fang Xuzhong!!”
It didn’t take long before everyone was turning to Fang Xuzhong and
bowing in greeting. He nodded back proudly, and proceeded forward. People
backed up, creating a path that he followed all the way to the mountain
peak, where he stood on the platform next to Meng Hao.
He looked Meng Hao over a few times.
All of the apprentice alchemists, and even Fang Qun, rose to their feet,
bowing to Fang Xuzhong with clasped hands.
Meng Hao was the only one who remained seated. It was obvious that this
man came with ill intentions, and the measuring look in his eye also
contained a bit of scorn.
“So you’re Fang Hao?” he asked coldly.
Meng Hao nodded, after which Fang Xuzhong smiled, and the disdain therein
was clear. He waved his sleeve and coldly announced, “You’re only an
apprentice alchemist, and yet you dare to give a lecture about plants and
vegetation? How scandalous!
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“However, I won’t make things hard for you. I’ll ask you about
three types of medicinal plants, and if you can’t answer, you will put
end to this commotion immediately, and focus on being a good apprentice
alchemist instead of arrogantly assuming the mantle of a full
alchemist!” After saying these things, Fang Xuzhong suddenly recalled
an additional requirement that Fang Yunyi had laid out.
“Also,” he added coldly, “for however long you sowed chaos in the
Dao of Alchemy Division with your lecture, you will kneel here for the
same length of time!” 3
Meng Hao looked at the arrogant man standing in front of him, and frowned.
“I’m just an apprentice alchemist and you’re a full alchemist.
Doesn’t this count as bullying? Also, what happens if I answer your
“Then you can continue your lecture!” replied Fang Xuzhong with a
Meng Hao hesitated, as if he was debating whether to accept the
challenge. Then he looked around, as if he was considering the face he
would lose in front of all these people if he didn’t accept. Gritting
his teeth, he produced a bag of holding and put it down off to the side.
Eyes bloodshot, he looked over at Fang Xuzhong.
“I came here with good intentions to explain matters of plants and
vegetation to fellow clan members. You’ve come to stop me. If I lose
the challenge, you want me to kneel here in humiliation. However, if you
lose, there is no loss on your part. That’s not really fair. Why
don’t we REALLY throw down? If you match the number of spirit stones in
that bag of holding, then I’ll accept your challenge!
“If not, then I might as well just leave.”
Fang Xuzhong frowned. Coming as he had in his role as a full alchemist
really was a case of the big bullying the small. There were a lot of
people watching, and he had to consider how the matter would affect their
view of him. However, if he didn’t get Meng Hao to kneel, then he
wouldn’t be meeting the requirements laid out by Fang Yunyi. Finally,
he looked at Meng Hao and laughed coldly, imagining what it would look
like when he was humiliated and kneeling on the ground. He would
definitely have to make Fang Yunyi give him an extra bonus as a reward.
Without further hesitation, he pulled out a bag of holding and threw it
down next to Meng Hao’s.
He said nothing, but his eyes glittered coldly.
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Meng Hao took a deep breath and licked his lips. A bashful smile appeared
on his face, and he even looked a bit embarrassed.
“Many thanks, Alchemist Fang. Now, let’s throw down.”
2. Fang Xuzhong’s name in Chinese is 方须中 fāng xū zhōng. Xu
means ‘necessary.’ Zhong means ‘middle’
3. In Chinese culture, kneeling on both knees publicly is very humiliating