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Despite being the sect master of Xuanyi Mountain Sect, Bai Ye had two hobbies: brewing wine and refining pills.
When it came to brewing wine, Bai Ye could be said to be a master. Many professional wine brewers were far inferior to him. Therefore, when Qin Jue had entered the wine cellar last time, he couldn’t resist snatching all the good wine inside.
However, in pill refining, Bai Ye was a complete noob. No, calling him a noob was too kind; calling him trash would be more appropriate.
Until now, none of the pills that Bai Ye refined had been edible.
Not a single one!
Those who were familiar with Bai Ye knew that he had kept many pets in the past. Some of them had even reached the Profound Stage and were very impressive as mounts.
But ever since Bai Ye fed the medicinal pills he refined to those pets, Qin Jue had never seen them again.
It was said that one of the pets suddenly turned into a stallion after eating the pills refined by Bai Ye. It then fought for three days and three nights until it died.
Another suffered half a month of diarrhea. Even its intestines were pooped out. It died with its eyes open.
There was another one that was luckier. It just had crazy hair growth everywhere, including in its nose…
All in all, in order to save their own lives, the remaining pets had all escaped from Xuanyi Mountain Sect overnight. If it weren’t for the First Elder intervening, even the griffin raised by the Sect would have fled. Because of this, a fight almost broke out between Bai Ye and the First Elder.
After this incident, Bai Ye had reached out to his two disciples…
Fortunately, Zhang Jichen and Wu Ying had both reached the Earth Stage and had spirit energy protecting their bodies. Even though they were tortured beyond words, they did not die.
In fact, Bai Ye originally wanted Qin Jue to test the pill for him, but all he got from Qin Jue was a beating. He could only choose to give up that idea in the end.
In conclusion, what Bai Ye refined were not pills but poisons!
It wasn’t an exaggeration to say that Zhang Jichen and Wu Ying feared for their lives every time Bai Ye refined pills.
This time, it was even more exaggerated. The furnace had actually exploded!
“What were you refining?” Qin Jue was speechless.
“Nothing much. It was just an ordinary grade four pill.” Bai Ye pretended to be relaxed.
“Grade four?” Qin Jue could not help but roll his eyes. You can’t even refine a first-grade medicinal pill, yet you’re trying to refine a grade four one? No wonder the furnace exploded!
However, looking at it from another perspective, the medicinal pill that Bai Ye refined was able to hurt even Heaven Stage experts. In a way, it did reach the grade four.
In comparison, although Qin Jue had never refined a spirit artifact, he had succeeded twice in a row. The second time, he had even refined a gold-plated Gatling gun. Perhaps this was the so-called difference in talent.
“I was just trying. I didn’t think this pill would be so complicated. I’m glad I ran fast and didn’t get blown up. You don’t have to worry,” Bai Ye patted his chest and said indifferently.
Qin Jue: “…”
When did I say I was worried about you?
“What happened?” At this time, the First Elder had also heard the explosion and rushed over with a solemn expression. When he saw Qin Jue, he was surprised. “Junior Brother Qin Jue, you’re here too?”
The First Elder already knew about the Wei Clan’s higher-ups being wiped out. He didn’t need to use his brain to figure out that it was definitely Qin Jue’s doing, so now that he faced Qin Jue, it all felt surreal to him.
It was something like one’s childhood friend suddenly telling one that he was the king of some country. It would just be hard for anyone to accept it.
“Yup.” Qin Jue nodded and didn’t say anything more. Since no one had come to cause trouble, then there was no need for him to stay here any longer.
Watching Qin Jue leave, the First Elder turned his head and asked, “What’s going on?”
“I accidentally blew up the furnace when I was refining a pill.”
At night, the stars twinkled in the sky, and the silver moon revealed itself in the shape of a hook.
Qin Jue was lying on the bed and sleeping soundly when he was suddenly awakened by a loud noise.
“What was that?!” Qin Jue walked out of the courtyard impatiently and saw a mass of black smoke rising from the direction of the main hall. Without a doubt, Bai Ye’s furnace must have exploded again.
Such a huge commotion, especially during nighttime, quickly alarmed the entire Xuanyi Mountain Sect. Countless lights lit up, as if the starry sky had been brought down to the ground.
“Everyone, don’t be afraid. It was just me, Sect Master Bai Ye. I was just studying a self-created martial technique…”
Bai Ye’s voice echoed throughout the sect as he shamelessly chose to hide the truth.
“So the Sect Master is creating his own martial technique. You work so hard, Sect Master!”
“Even Sect Master is working so hard to protect us at such a late hour. I won’t let the Sect Master work hard alone. I, too, have to work hard in my cultivation!”
“Wuwuwu, Sect Master is so noble. Truly a role model for us cultivators.”
“Sect Master’s divine might is unparalleled in this world!”
“Sect Master’s divine might is unparalleled in this world!”
The shouting lasted for ten minutes or so before stopping. Immediately after, all the disciples began to cultivate excitedly, treating Bai Ye as their idol.
Perhaps even Bai Ye himself hadn’t imagined that a random excuse he’d made up would actually cause so many disciples to strive for success. Sure enough, the power of imagination was the most terrifying.
Witnessing this scene, Qin Jue was stupefied.
It could even end up like this?
Shaking his head, Qin Jue casually set up a barrier to isolate sounds from the outside world before returning to his room to sleep. He didn’t want to be woken up by Bai Ye again.
The next morning.
Qin Jue stretched lazily and groggily woke up. Then he carried the wine pot to the cliff and prepared to pour a few drops of spirit wine for Yun Xi as usual… —Wait!
Where was Yun Xi?!
Qin Jue was startled. He saw that on the green field, the sentient “weed” had disappeared as if it had never existed.
“Could it be that it was taken away by someone?”
Qin Jue was stunned, but he quickly dismissed this idea. Putting aside the fact that normally no one besides him and Luo Weiwei would come here, even if someone really pulled Yun Xi away, he would be able to tell. Since there was no aura left behind by anyone else here, that shouldn’t be the case.
Just as he was about to cast a divine ability to figure out what was going on, something suddenly touched the corner of his clothes.
Qin Jue subconsciously lowered his head and saw a one-foot-tall weed standing next to him.
It was Yun Xi who had disappeared!
“You…” Seeing this, Qin Jue was first stunned, but then he asked in surprise, “You can leave the soil?”
The weed named Yun Xi nodded its head in affirmation.
Qin Jue: “!”
Although he had already been in this world for 10 years, he had never seen a weed that could walk before.
Could this be the difference between having sentience and not having it?
Tap. Tap. Tap.
Right at this moment, Yun Xi raised its roots and ran towards the blue stone. It skillfully inserted itself into the soil and returned to its previous appearance.
Qin Jue pondered. It seemed that although Yun Xi could leave the soil, there was a time limit, and it couldn’t stay outside it for too long.
But one had to know that Yun Xi was only a level one spirit herb now.
What would happen if it reached level two or level three?
Qin Jue revealed a smile. His spirit wine had not been wasted on nothing.