The Silly Alchemist - chapter-15-the-lucky-prodigal-son
Chapter 15 â€“ The Lucky Prodigal Son
Translated by imakeussmile
â€œWhat? Banâ€™s alchemy notebook?â€
Everyone who knew what kind of object this thing was were all very
astonished, now they also understood why the emperor was so astonished.
If it was another person who suddenly heard about this, they would also
Ban, he was a legendary alchemist thousand years ago. His alchemy skills
were so brilliant that it had already surpassed the knowledge of
everyone. If one were able to get a hold on his alchemy skills, it would
definitely make the nation become much stronger than it is now.
This was almost the same for the modern Earthâ€™s science and technology,
where the nation who had the better scientific skills and technologies
would become much richer and powerful compared to other nations.
In order to get Banâ€™s alchemy skills and techniques, who knows how many
people had proposed countless attractive conditions? Just that, he had
always never replied to anyone. Some even wanted to steal from him, but
instead found out that it was totally impossible.
Alchemists always had their own special fighting style. They could use
alchemy formations to summon magic elements, and also were able to change
some objects within the vicinity. Some could only change the shape while
some were even able to change the materialâ€™s structure.
A strong alchemist could definitely contend against a magician or martial
artist. And normally, alchemists would bring certain alchemy goods with
them, causing them to become much harder to deal with.
However, when an alchemist fights, he had to also calculate various kinds
of factors and had to accurately draw out the alchemy formation and so
on. Therefore, the criteria for an alchemist to be able to contend
against magicians and martial artists was very harsh, the general
alchemists would at the most learn to be able to at least defend
themselves. Advancing to an expert alchemist was very difficult, even
within a 100 years an expert alchemist was still hard to come by.
However, if an alchemist was given enough time to prepare beforehand,
they could easily blow an expert into mere slag.
â€œYes, thatâ€™s right, the information said that the item is currently
within our imperial capital.â€ The emperor nodded his head.
â€œWhat? Then right now, the item is in whose hands? No matter how much
price we have to spend, we must definitely get it.â€ Said a general who
appeared to be brave and fierce. The generalâ€™s age was not small and he
appeared to be the empireâ€™s grand marshal.
As the nationâ€™s grand marshal, he naturally knew what kind of benefits
Banâ€™s alchemy notebook would give to the army. With the alchemy
notebook, one could make one or two alchemic magic transmitter devices
with huge formidable might, it would make them be able to sweep
everything in front of them during combat.
â€œAbout this, when I was told who it was that possessed the alchemy
notebook, it also made me feel very astonished.â€ The emperorâ€™s
expression was somewhat strange as he looked at Ye Cheng Tian at the side.
â€œ????â€ Ye Cheng Tian did not understand what this strange expression
of the emperor meant. And others who didnâ€™t know either, thought that
the alchemy notebook had fallen into the hands of Ye Family.
â€œCheng Tian, since your Ye Family has obtained this alchemy notebook,
just take it out. This thing canâ€™t be pocketed privately. But at least,
in the future we will give you more benefits. The matter about you
becoming the familyâ€™s owner, I will support you to the end.â€ The
grand marshal said straightforwardly.
â€œUncle Li, if my Ye Family had this alchemy notebook, with my dadâ€™s
character, wouldnâ€™t he have already taken it out to share it with
you?â€ Ye Cheng Tian said helplessly.
This Grand Marshal Liâ€™s relationship with Ye Yi could be described with
4 words, very close male friends. The both of them grew up together,
stirred trouble together, chased after girls together, traveled around
the world togetherâ€¦â€¦
Although right now, the both of them had already become grandfather rank
characters, they would still always bicker when they were together,
quarrel because of some small things. Of course, this was just the
display of how good their relationship was.
â€œWhat you said is right too. If you guys had obtained this alchemy
notebook, he would have immediately come here today and not hide at home
to be affectionate with sister Lian Er.â€
Even if no one said anything, Grand Marshal Li would still know that Ye
Yi was definitely together with Ruan Lian Er. He also could not
understand as to why this old husband and wife could keep on maintaining
this kind of state of relationship. As for him, he and his own wife were
less affectionate already.
However, Grand Marshal Li did not feel that his degree of love towards
his wife was lesser than Ye Yi. Just that, his way was different.
â€œCheng Tian, the person who has obtained the alchemy notebook is indeed
from your Ye Family. Just that, you guys donâ€™t know about it. Perhaps,
even the person himself also doesnâ€™t know about it either.â€ At this
time, the emperor said something which made other people be puzzled.
â€œ??â€ Ye Cheng Tian looked at the emperor while feeling puzzled,
wanting to hear what the emperor would say next.
â€œLittle Ye Lang, come over here for a while, I have a question that I
want to ask you about.â€ The emperor said while waving towards the
little prodigal son who was still talking with Ye Lan Yu at the side.
However, the little prodigal son totally did not hear his words, which
made him feel depressed for a bit.
However, after the emperor called out for the little prodigal son,
everyone started to somewhat understand the situation. Could it be
â€œEmperor, do you have something?â€ After the little prodigal son was
pulled over by Tigress, he asked straightforwardly.
â€œLittle Ye Lang, did you buy a strange box at the auction house
today?â€ The emperor asked while slightly smiling.
â€œOh, I have. It was purchased with 100,000 gold coins.â€ The little
prodigal son replied.
â€œThen do you know what is placed inside the box?â€ The emperor asked,
trying to probe him out.
â€œDonâ€™t know.â€ The little prodigal son shook his head.
â€œIt was indeed like this. Since you didnâ€™t know what was inside the
box, why did you still buy it?â€ The emperor asked while feeling
â€œBecause I want to be prodigal.â€ The little prodigal son explained
The members of Ye Family, whether it was the older generation or the
younger generation, all held on their forehead with their hand,
expressing out an extreme kind of helplessness. They had all guessed that
it would be an answer like this.
â€œHeâ€™s this wasteful, why donâ€™t you guys prevent it a bit? Donâ€™t
tell me that your Ye Family just has that much money?â€ Grand Marshal Li
said. He had somewhat heard before about this Ye Familyâ€™s little
prodigal son, but only today did he know that it was to this degree of
prodigalness. [Yes, that word exists, wikipedia said so!]
â€œYou think that we donâ€™t want to? Itâ€™s just that he likes to be
prodigal, we also have no choice. Furthermore, within the things he buys,
there would often be odd and bizarre goods whose worth was hard for one
to even imagine.â€ Ye Cheng Tian said somewhat strangely.
Thatâ€™s right, if it were not for this little prodigal son buying some
extremely uncommon valuable objects from time to time, the members of the
Ye Family would probably not have allowed him to squander money
recklessly. At the least, they would control the amount he squandered,
and at the most let him squander only 100,000 gold coins every month.
But, is this called controlling?
â€œThatâ€™s right, I know about this matter too. He seems to have been
looked after by the goddess of luck ever since he was little. Take this
time for example, he used 100,000 gold coins to buy this box, the worth
of which far surpassed the amount he had spent for it. Even if he had
spent 1,000,000 for it, it would also have been counted as cheap.â€ The
â€œCould it be that Banâ€™s alchemy notebook is within the box? Little Ye
Lang, quickly let your Grandfather Li take a look at the box you
bought.â€ Grand Marshal Li said.
â€œAlright, butâ€¦â€¦who is Grandfather Li? The little prodigal son
nodded his head, but afterwards found out that he seemed to not know who
Grandfather Li was.
The people at the side let out a light laugh and then immediately feigned
solemnity. Their expression completely denying that he or she had just
laughed. And within those people, the emperor seemed to be one of them
â€œSon, your Grandfather Li is him. You had seen him before when you were
still young.â€ Long An Qi resisted laughing and knocked onto the little
prodigal sonâ€™s head.
â€œWhen?â€ The little prodigal son seemed to still be unable to recall
â€œWhen you were a month old.â€