Chapter 58 – Thirty two Stars
Liu Bingqian jumped into Ye Zifeng’s embrace suddenly due to her excitement. However after a while, she came back to her senses and her face turned bright red. It was burning hot. She took a deep breath and then pushed Ye Zifeng away.
She was blushing and unconsciously looked up at Ye Zifeng.
“Big brother rough guy…. I’m sorry. I couldn’t control myself….”
However, who would’ve thought that Ye Zifeng would disregard her and stare at the cauldron instead, “Bingqian, help me gather the remaining material. I want to concoct another pill.”
“You!” Liu Bingqian efforts were all wasted….. She was being obvious but who would’ve thought that Ye Zifeng would be so oblivious.
Ye Zifeng looked over at her, “What’s wrong Bingqian? Did I do something wrong? Did my words sound too demanding to you?…..”
Bingqian furrowed her brows and muttered, “I’m unhappy because you didn’t even feel anything.”
However, he anger quickly dissipated and immediately went and helped Ye ZIfeng gather the ingredients.
“Big brother rough guy. What kind of pill are you trying to make? I don’t mind if you don’t tell me what you made before but you should at least tell me what you’re making now.
Liu Bingqian can feel that Ye Zifeng had a countless amount of secrets. It made her very curious.
“Well I had to prepare some things before for the heavenly clan gathering so I neglected my cultivation. So this time, I’m going to use this cauldron and concoct a profound grade pill and help me increase my cultivation.” Ye Zifeng smiled and put the ingredients in the cauldron.
At the same time, the thirty two stars in the cauldron lit up.
“Oh I get it! So that’s why you didn’t choose the cultivation increasing treasure as a prize. You’ve already decided to upgrade the cauldron and make your own pills to increase your cultivation. A profound grade pill is indeed much better than the Ocean Containing Bottle.”
If an alchemist created a pill with a profound tier cauldron, the results would definitely be much better than if he had used a common tier cauldron with the same ingredients.
Ye Zifeng smiled and nodded, “Exactly. To increase my cultivation, I’m going to concoct a Golden Marrow Pill.”
At the same time, he inserted his qi into the starlight diagram.
“Golden Marrow Pill? No way. I remember that the ingredients for the golden marrow pill are, Golden Marrow Grass, Dragon Leaves, Silver horned fruit and some other ingredients. The ingredients that you have here are the Shinan Flower, Apodidae flower and other things.
Liu Bingqian had a suspicious expression on her face and stared at the ingredients. She had an uneasy feeling in her heart.
“You’re talking about the Huang grade Golden Marrow Pill.” Ye Zifeng smiled.
“Of course…… Hold on… Are you saying that you’re trying to concoct a profound grade Golden Marrow Pill?”
Bingqian was shocked. As a huang tier alchemist, she had neither used a profound tier cauldron or concocted a profound grade pill. For Ye Zifeng to do something like this…. She was extremely shocked.
“That’s right. I’m going to concoct a profound grade Golden Marrow Pill.”
Liu Bingqian had a worrisome expression in her eyes, “No way. You’re really trying to concoct a profound grade pill? Do you understand that if you fail, the entire cauldron might explode.” She finally found out why she was feeling so uneasy.
Ye Zifeng only smiled, “ Of course. That’s why I brought you here.”
He treated Bingqian as a friend so he told her about the profound tier cauldron. However, he also did think about using her to help himself concoct pills.
Bingqiain’s expression immediately changed, “No way. It’s too dangerous if a Profound Tier Cauldron explodes. I might be able to survive the explosion but your fourth stage of qi refining cultivation won’t be able to take the explosion head on. We can’t continue.’
While saying that, she wanted to take the ingredients out of the cauldron. However, the cauldron had gotten very hot and she couldn’t do it.
Ye Zifeng frowned and pulled her closer to him, “Didn’t you see how I concocted the pill before? Didn’t you also see how I concocted the Thunder Spirit Pill before? Do you not trust me?”
Thinking about all the things that had happened, a complicated expression appeared on Bingqian’s face.
“Trust you?” Liu Bingqian thought about it and then shook her head.
“No. If you want to concoct a common grade or even a huang grade pill, I would trust you completely but you’re trying to concoct a profound tier pill, something that even I am not able to do. I’m afraid that something might happen to you…..”
“Are you worried about me or trying to stop me?” Ye Zifeng stopped what he was doing and looked into Liu Bingqian’s eyes.
Liu Bingqian blushed, “You can think of it like this. I don’t want something to happen to you while I’m here. If something were to happen to you while you’re with me, my mind won’t be at peace for the rest of my life.”
Even though they haven’t been friends for long, he was the only person who was like a friend to her in all these years. If she lost him due to this, she would be extremely sad.
Ye Zifeng was silent for a bit, “I understand.”
A happy expression appeared on Bingqian’s face, “You’re finally gonna stop?”
“No. I’ve decided. You can leave. I want to concoct the pill myself.”
Ye Zifeng was very stubborn when it comes to alchemy. Once he was set to do something, no one can make him stop. He was like this in his past life and he won’t change in this life.
Bingqian was startled. She had never seen such a stubborn person in her life. She finally gave in and pouted, “Fine. Fine. I understand. I’ll stay here and concoct the pill with you. However, you have to promise me that if you notice something wrong, you have to run away immediately!”
Ye Zifeng thought about it for a bit and his stern expression turned into a smile.
“Alright. I promise you. Thank you, Miss Bingqian.”
Liu Bingqian got angry and yelled out, “Call me Bingqian!’
She then shook her head and calmed herself down. She was thinking about how quick-witted Ye Zifeng was during the gathering but now this guy was very stubborn when it came to alchemy. Could it be that he wasn’t afraid of dying at all?
“Alright. What do you need me to help with.”
Ye Zifeng smiled and walked over to the cauldron, “Actually. It’s nothing much. Do you see the starlight diagram? Just follow my lead and insert you qi into each star later.”
Liu Bingqian quickly nodded.
“I heard that when you insert your qi into a profound tier cauldron in a specific order, it is called the spirit diagram technique. However, if you make a single mistake, the qi will run wild and when that happens…..”
Ye Zifeng shook his head, “Don’t worry about it. Didn’t I promise you that if anything happens, I would run away immediately?”
“Fine. Just remember your promise.” Liu Bingqian knew that Ye Zifeng wouldn’t go back on his words but she was still worried.
After all, in Liu Bingqian’s eyes, Ye Zifeng was only a cultivator at the 4th stage of qi refining. His cultivation was considered normal. However, she didn’t know where he learned alchemy from. There was no alchemy in the Ye clan. She was worried that Ye Zifeng would fail.
“Bingqian. Come on. The seventh star…..” Ye Zifeng suddenly became serious and commanded.
Liu Bingqian nodded and gather her qi on her finger. With soft movements, she inserted the qi from her finger into the 7th star on the cauldron.
When she inserted her qi, the entire cauldron looked like it was a mess. The qi started to swirl around and attach itself to the ingredients and separate the useless parts from the useful parts.
Bingqian was startled again, “ Could this be stratification?” When one concocts a huang tier pill, one would need to use their qi to purify the pill by stratification in order for a better outcome. It was a simple process. However, with the starlight diagram, the process became much more difficult.
This was the most important step. It relied on the alchemist’s skills and experience.
“Big brother rough guy. You know how to calculate the displacement of the stars as well?”
Every time she inserted her qi, the power of the starlight would move into another star. This was precisely the reason why Bingqian’s master did not let her use his profound tier cauldron. It only takes one misstep for the cauldron to explode.
Ye ZIfeng didn’t answer her and stared at the change that was going on within the cauldron.
He suddenly yelled out, “Bingqian, the 16th star.”
Hearing this, she quickly inserted her qi into the 16th star.
“This time, the 21st star….”
“Now the 30th star…..”
“The fifth star….”
Bingqian obeyed Ye Zifeng’s every command. Being so close to the cauldron had made her sweat profusely.
While inserting her qi into the cauldron, she can feel the perfect movements of the qi inside the cauldron. With Ye Zifeng’s guidance, it will be finished very quickly.
“The last one is the 32nd star!” Ye Zifeng smiled.