Chapter 9 – Young Master wants to concoct pills? Stop fooling around
“Dad, you looked worried, what’s happening?”
Jiang Chen asked.
“Come, we will talk inside.”
Jiang Zhen Hai said as he walked into Jiang Chen’s room.
Inside the room, father and son sat face to face with each other.
“Chen’er, you should know that even though our family owns a lot of businesses, in Fragrant Sky city what produces the most money is the pill concocting business.”
Jiang Zhen Hai said while looking at Jiang Chen.
“Yes I know.”
Jiang Chen replied and nodded his head. Nothing was more important for a warrior than an ample supply of pills. In Fragrant Sky city, no matter if it was the Jiang family or the Mu Rong family, selling pills was what gave them the most money.
“Our pill concocting business has been greatly affected by the Mu Rong family, and we are now in deep trouble.”
Jiang Zhen Hai said with a frown on his face.
“Dad, what’s going on exactly?”
Jiang Chen asked.
“The Mu Rong family has hired a pill concocting master who can produce restoration pills with 70% effectiveness, whereas all the pill souls in our pill shops are only 60%. Once they start selling their new pills, our pill shop will lose all of its business. This is only the beginning, if this situation is prolonged then our pill business will have to shut down. Once the Mu Rong family is able to monopolize the entire restoration pill supply in Fragrant Sky city, our family will struggle to even survive.”
Jiang Zhen Hai said.
“So that’s what it is.”
Jiang Chen now understood why his dad looked so worried. The pill business was in trouble! However, Jiang Chen did not worry at all, he even felt happy about this because he was once the Greatest Saint. Not only was he a great fighter, he also had vast experience with many other things such as concocting pills! He once concocted a Saint level pill with 90% effectiveness! A restoration pill was just a basic pill – he could easily concoct a dozen of them with 100% effectiveness.With his experience, he could easily force the Mu Rong family out of the pill business.
“Dad, don’t worry, I will make a visit to the pill shop tomorrow.”
Jiang Chen said.
Jiang Zhen Hai nodded his head even though he had no idea why Jiang Chen would want to go visit the pill shop. However, he knew that Jiang Chen was not a useless fool anymore. If he could provide a helping hand, then that would be great.
“Dad, take a look at this cultivation skill, see if it fits you.”
Jiang Chen said as he handed over a golden colored paper to Jiang Zhen Hai.
Feeling surprised, Jiang Zhen Hai took the paper and looked at it curiously.
“Xuan Yuan Cultivation Skill.”
Reading every single word on the script, Jiang Zhen Hai’s eyes grew bigger and bigger. After reading a few more words, Jiang Zhen Hai’s face was filled with excitement. His hands were shaking as he finished reading the script, as if the small piece of paper weighed over a thousand pounds.
“This… Chen’er, how did you obtain such a miraculous cultivation skill?”
Jiang Zhen Hai was very excited, the script didn’t say anything about what level this cultivation skill was, but he was not an idiot. He could clearly tell that this skill was far more powerful than his current cultivation skill, which was only mortal level. This Xuan Yuan skill couldn’t be compared to anything in Fragrant Sky city, even the famous clans in the Qi province wouldn’t have anything similar to this.
This script was written by Jiang Chen. In his past life he had managed to reach the Saint level with this cultivation skill, but now he had the Dragon Transformation skill so he didn’t need the Xuan Yuan cultivation skill anymore. Giving it to Jiang Zhen Hai was the appropriate decision.
“Dad, a great master gave me that skill, if you like it then you can start cultivating using that skill.”
Jiang Chen said. If Jiang Zhen Hai started cultivating with the Xuan Yuan skill then there would be no problem for him to break through to the Mortal Core level in less than 2 months.
Jiang Zhen Hai knew Jiang Chen too well; he never doubted him. Jiang Chen told him that a great master had saved him and helped him absorb all the elixirs stored within his body and made him who he was today. Besides, this skill was just too powerful for someone like Jiang Chen to possess.
Of course, if Jiang Zhen Hai knew that the skill that he was currently holding in his hand was a Saint level skill, then he would’ve died from happiness. That was why Jiang Chen purposely chose to exclude the level of the skill in the script.
Jiang Zhen Hai was lost in his own thoughts, studying the Xuan Yuan cultivation skill. He was attracted to this miraculous script and couldn’t pull himself away from it. However, his eyebrows were frowning. He was covered in sweat, and it looked like he was going to collapse. All of this from less than one minute of studying the skill!
Shaking his head and calling out to his father, Jiang Chen awakened Jiang Zhen Hai who was lost in his own thoughts. Jiang Zhen Hai was only at the late Qi Hai realm, and had limited talent. He was going too fast with this Saint level cultivation skill.
Blowing air out of his mouth, Jiang Zhen Hai stopped cultivating and realized he was exhausted.
“Chen’er, this cultivation skill is too abstruse, your dad has limited talent so it was too hard for me to stop cultivating.”
Wiping the sweat of his forehead with his arm, Jiang Zhen Hai’s eye were full of shock.
“Dad, it takes time and effort to cultivate a powerful skill. You can study it slowly when you leave, but don’t go too fast.”
Jiang Chen reminded his dad seriously.
“Chen’er, you’re right. Your mental capacity seems much higher than mine even though I am at the Qi Hai realm. It looks like my son has grown up before me… You will have a good future, haha.”
He said,laughing with a feeling of gratitude. In Jiang Zhen Hai’s eyes, Jiang Chen was rapidly improving with each passing day, and he really admired this.
After sending the joyful Jiang Zhen Hai away, Jiang Chen started cultivating the Dragon Transformation skill again. This skill was more abstruse than the Xuan Yuan skill. If it wasn’t for the fact that he had a Saint’s experiences, then he would not be able to achieve the results he had with the Dragon Transformation skill.
Early next morning, Jiang Chen changed into some clean white robes and left the Mayor’s mansion. He was holding a fan in his hand, looking handsome with a smile on his face and a pair of sparkling eyes.
The pill shop was the most important business for the Jiang family, and it was not far from the Mayor’s mansion. Jiang Chen walked slowly and after 15 minutes, he arrived at the front door of the pill shop.
It was a classical building that resembled any other ordinary pill shop. The strong aroma of pills could be smelt from the front door. Imagine if one could cultivate in the pill shop. The aroma that arose from the pills could be absorbed, which would provide great assistance in cultivation.
“You are here, young master.”
“Oh talented and handsome young master, your looks are so gorgeous, you don’t appear to be mortal. You must be an angel from the heavens.”
The two guards who stood outside of the pill shop kept praising Jiang Chen while bowing and saluting.
In the past, they would greet the young master like this as well, except their eyes would have been filled with disgust.
But the young master was different now, he had transformed into a different person. He managed to argue and fight with the Mu Rong family, and had defeated Mu Rong Ying who was an 8th level Qi Jing warrior with a single slap. His performance had made everyone’s jaw drop to the ground.
‘So the young master has been hiding his true colors all this time, he is a genius!’
This was what all the guards and servants of the Jiang family now thought.
“En, not bad flattery… Go claim 10 silver coins from the treasury later, but remember, don’t flatter me anymore.”
With one hand behind his back and another hand holding the fan, Jiang Chen walked into the pill shop.
“All hail young master.”
Both guards shouted loudly while looking towards Jiang Chen with worshipful gazes.
‘What the… We can earn just from flattering. The young master is a good man!’
The pill shop was the most important property belonging to the Jiang Family, but there weren’t too many guards around. This was mainly because the person in charge of this pill shop was Zhou Bei Zhen, who was not only an alchemist, but also a mid-level Qi Hai practitioner.
Secondly, the pill shop wasn’t too far away from the Mayor’s mansion, so if anything happened then the Mayor’s mansion could immediately send help.
In the pill shop’s meeting room, were three old men sitting there looking depressed and clueless.
The three old men who appeared to be about fifty-something years old, were all wearing grey robes. One of them was fat and another one skinny. They were both at the Low Qi Hai level. The man in the middle, with an average body and a goatee, was the person in charge of this pill shop, Zhou Bei Zhen, a master in the Middle Qi Hai level and Jiang Zhen Hai’s best friend. One could tell his relationship with Jiang Zhen Hai was good because he was appointed to be in charge of the pill shop.
“Uncle Zhou, having a depressed look on your face doesn’t suit you.”
Jiang Chen walked into the meeting room. The trio stood up immediately upon seeing Jiang Chen come in.
“Young master, why are you here?”
Zhou Bei Zhen asked with a smile on his face. The alchemists never would have talked to Jiang Chen in the past, but after seeing what happened 3 days ago, they all changed their minds.
“Uncle Zhou, dad told me that the Mu Rong family has hired an alchemist who can concoct restoration pills with 70% effectiveness, forcing us to soon go out of business.”
Jiang Chen found a chair and sat down casually, smiling and looking towards the trio.
“Young master knows about this as well, we haven’t been able to sell any of our restoration pills in the last couple of days. Our ability is limited and we are unable to concoct restoration pills with 70% effectiveness.”
Zhou Bei Zhen replied with a bitter smile.
“Don’t give up Uncle Zhou, I will introduce you to an alchemist. He can definitely concoct restoration pills with more than 70% of effectiveness.”
Jiang Chen smiled.
“What? Young master knows someone like this?”
Zhou Bei Chen suddenly felt very happy.
“Where is this alchemist? If he is willing to help us, then we must not show any disrespect.”
The fat old man said seriously.
“This person is seemingly far away, but he is actually right before your eyes.”
Folding the fan in his hand, Jiang Chen stood up.
“What? Young master, you are not referring to yourself, are you?”
The fat old man felt amazed while staring at Jiang Chen, the other two had a similar reaction.
“That’s right, I am that alchemist.”
Jiang Chen nodded his head.
Right after Jiang Chen replied, the trio laughed out loud.
This young lass must be making fun of them to cheer them up from their depressed state. The young master could only be considered an expert in consuming pills, since the Mayor had been feeding him numerous pills all these years. He was just one large pill! Although, he had changed dramatically compared to the last time they saw him… Him saying that he can concoct pills must be a joke.
“Young Master wants to concoct pills? Stop fooling around… you are good at consuming pills… But concocting pills? Forget it.”
Zhou Bei Zhen said with a look of disbelief.
“Uncle Zhou, don’t look down on me. There’s an old saying that ‘one will become a doctor after being frequently sick.’ For me it’s different, ‘one will only become a good alchemist upon consuming a lot of pills.’”
Jiang Chen said seriously.
The trio laughed out loud again.
“If consuming lots of pills could make someone an alchemist then everyone in the Saint Origin universe would be an alchemist. You better leave now, don’t disturb us from finding a solution.”
“Looks like you guys won’t believe me unless I show you my ability… Let’s go, bring me to the furnace.”
Rolling his sleeves up, Jiang Chen acted like he was going to do something big.
The trio looked at Jiang Chen, it didn’t seem like he was making fun of them… Did he really become an alchemist after consuming so many pills?