Chapter 89: The Fragrance of the Pill
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This was indeed Qin Jue’s first time refining pills.
Before this, let alone refining pills, Qin Jue had never even read any pill refining books.
At most, he had observed Bai Ye refining pills. However, Bai Ye’s pill refining skill was probably worse than Zhang Yang.
Of course, if it was the other way around, then Zhang yang definitely wouldn’t stand a chance against Qin Jue.
After throwing the spirit wine and spirit fruits into the pill furnace, Qin Jue directly used his spirit energy to refine them.
According to the description in the “Book of Pill Refining”, refining medicinal herbs was the most difficult part of the pill refinement process. It was also the most important step. Moreover, the higher the grade of the medicinal herb, the more difficult it would be to refine it.
Even the top-notch pill refinement masters of the Spirit Central World could only get 90% of the medicinal strength in the medicinal herbs. The rest of the medicinal strength would then dissipate.
For a grade one pill refiner like Zhang Yang, it was already extremely difficult for him to get 50% of the medicinal strength. This was even after he had grasped a high-level pill refinement technique.
Because the medicinal strength of many medicinal herbs could not be extracted alone, they could only be refined and purified, fusing with other herbs. Therefore, the skill of a pill refiner was extremely important.
If a faction had a high-grade pill refiner holding down the fort, then its strength would increase noticeably in a short period of time. This was also the reason why Wu Zhenjian was valued by the Six Great Clans.
However, at this moment, Qin Jue had completely purified the spirit qi in the spirit fruit, leaving not a trace behind. If anyone had discovered this, they would probably be shocked to the core.
“What pill are you going to refine?”
Ye Yao could not help but ask. She had never seen a pill refined using spirit wine and spirit fruits before.
After pondering for a moment, Qin Jue casually answered, “The Drunk Heart Pill.”
“Drunk Heart Pill? What pill is that?”
Ye Yao was confused.
“A pill that I invented myself.”
With that said, Qin Jue waved his hand, and the spirit energy between heaven and earth immediately crazily gathered over, forming visible energy ripples like dragons.
Ye Yao was stunned. Even if he was refining a grade four pill, there shouldn’t be such a huge commotion, right?
“What a terrifying spirit energy fluctuation!”
The surrounding spectators all revealed expressions of disbelief. Even the nearby cultivators could sense this spirit qi fluctuation and raised their eyes to look.
At this moment, the person who was most shocked was none other than Wu Zhenjian. As a grade four pill refiner, no one present knew how to refine pills better than him.
Such a tremendous spirit qi fluctuation was far superior to when he was refining a middle-level grade four pill. Could it be that Qin Jue was refining a high-level grade four pill?
What a joke! Unless the world went crazy!
Most importantly, this spirit qi did not seem to be produced by some high-level pill refinement technique but was forcefully extracted from the world. It was simply inconceivable.
Wu Zhenjian once again used his spirit sense on Qin Jue, but he still didn’t detect any spirit energy fluctuations. In an instant, a terrifying thought appeared in Wu Zhenjian’s heart.
Could it be that this youth was not as simple as he looked?
But even a Heaven Stage cultivator only had a lifespan of 200 years. Since he could not see through the youth’s cultivation, could the youth be a Supreme Stage expert?
Without waiting for Wu Zhenjian to figure it out, the entire courtyard suddenly shook three times. Specks of golden light appeared, like a river of stars in the sky, dazzling and resplendent.
“What is this?”
As the golden light appeared, everyone felt an indescribable feeling in their hearts. For a moment, they were unable to breathe.
Before the golden light dissipated, more abnormalities appeared. In an instant, the courtyard seemed to have become a small world. All kinds of scenery were destroyed before they surged into Qin Jue’s pill furnace like a tide.
This was not all. When the phenomena surged into the pill furnace, a dense fragrance spread out and quickly spread to the entire courtyard before dissipating with the wind. It made one feel extremely calm after smelling it.
Seeing this, Qin Jue looked confused. Even he didn’t expect it to be like this.
That “Book of Pill Refining” only described the basic knowledge of pill refinement and did not tell him that these strange things would appear.
It seemed like he had accidentally gone too far.
Wu Zhenjian was dumbfounded. He could hardly believe his eyes.
“Auspicious signs appear one after another, and the fragrance of the pills spreads to five kilometers. Isn’t this a phenomenon that only appears when one is refining a perfected grade four pill?”
Before he could finish his sentence, there was a bang. Zhang Yang, who was refining pills, had actually exploded!
Spitting out a mouthful of blood, Zhang Yang was sent flying. If not for his fast reaction and timely retreat, he would have been severely injured by the explosion.
Even so, his injuries were still not light. He would need at least half a month to recover.
Zhang Yang was quite unfortunate. He was just about to succeed in condensing the pill when the strange phenomenon caused by Qin Jue caused the surrounding spirit qi to be sucked into Qin Jue’s pill furnace. Zhang Yang immediately lost control and the furnace finally exploded.
Zhang Yang lay on the ground screaming, but Wu Zhenjian didn’t even look at him. His eyes were fixed on Qin Jue’s pill furnace as if there was a rare treasure there.
In fact, a perfected grade four pill was indeed a rare treasure.
In the entire Southern Land, the number of pill refiners who could refine a perfected grade four pill did not exceed five. Furthermore, they were all consecrated by the three major sects. One could easily imagine how Wu Zhenjian felt at the moment.
Some pill refinement masters might be able to refine Supreme Stage spirit pills, but they would not be able to refine a perfected grade four medicinal pill.
This wasn’t simply a matter of level. If one wanted to refine a perfected pill, he had to purify more than ninety percent of the medicinal strength. In addition, he had to use all sorts of favorable conditions in order to have a chance of succeeding.
“Heavens, a perfected grade four medicinal pill! It’s a perfected grade four medicinal pill! And it’s already close to a Supreme Stage spirit pill!”
“He actually refined a perfected grade four pill!”
“How is that possible?”
Soon, other cultivators also recognized this phenomenon and shouted.
Was this really his first time refining pills?
Auspicious signs appeared one after another, and the fragrance of pills filled the air.
This was a phenomenon that only appeared when a Supreme Stage spirit pill was refined. Even if they had never seen it before, they had heard of it.
Now, it had truly appeared in front of them.
At this moment, Qin Jue stretched out his palm and began to condense the pill.
“What kind of pill refinement technique is this?”
Everyone was dumbfounded. They were sure that they hadn’t seen it wrongly. Qin Jue simply reached his hand into the furnace, ignoring the high temperature flames. Then like a bun, he grabbed the condensed spirit qi and poured it into the spirit wine.
In the blink of an eye, twelve irregular-looking “pills” appeared in front of everyone. With spirit qi lingering around them, they were clearly not ordinary items.
“This is the legendary perfected pill?”
Everyone looked at each other, feeling as if they were dreaming.
As everyone knew, the higher the grade of the pill, the more difficult it was to refine. If a grade four pill refiner were to refine a grade one pill, then he could easily make a dozen pills with a single furnace.
However, if it was a grade four medicinal pill, he would at most be able to refine one.
For pills like the perfected grade four pill, even a Supreme Stage pill refiner could only refine one at a time under certain circumstances, but Qin Jue had refined twelve at once.
Not even the legendary pill refiner from the Central Continent Holy Land could do this, right?