In a guest room of the shop.
Liu Ming took out a storage amulet from his waist and launched a symbol. When the storage amulet flashed, a white glow was ejected from it. After rolling on the ground, the ground was filled with icesilk’s material.
Gu Jietian lowered his head and picked up the outer skin of icesilk, looked at it carefully for a moment, and suddenly remembered something.
“Skull yin Icesilk! This is the material on a skull yin icesilk!” Gu Jietian lifted up suddenly and said in surprise.
“So that’s the name of this icesilk? I’m not really sure about it, but these are indeed materials from an icesilk beastkin insect.” Liu Ming glanced at this person and said calmly.
“Mr. Liu is so strong. Looking at the spiritual power contained in these materials, it should be a skull yin icesilk of the Condensation Period later stage. This insect is cunning by nature, and it won’t easily show itself. You can actually kill it…” Gu Jietian sighed with admiration, then he lowered his head to check the materials carefully.
“I’m not that powerful. I just killed it with the help of a few fellow apprentices.” Liu Ming laughed and said lightly.
Gu Jietian gave a casual hmm, but he didn’t look away from the material on the ground at all. He kept checking the material, and he only looked up after a while.
“These materials are very fresh. Their spiritual power isn’t lost yet. If you sell to me, I will give you this price.” Gu Jietian gestured a number with his hand.
“Fifty thousand spirit stones…” Liu Ming raised his brows, and his face was filled with thought.
“Since Brother Liu is an old customer, I won’t give you a fake price. It is true that this icesilk is the Condensation Period later stage, but its most valuable silk and essence core is not available. Therefore, this price is quite fair. I believe if junior fellow apprentice goes to other shops, you can mostly get this price.” Gu Jietian said with a blank smile.
This icesilk silk and crystal core were still useful for Liu Ming, so he wouldn’t sell them now. Otherwise, he could get a lot of spirit stones now.
“Okay.” After he pondered a little, he nodded and agreed.
Seeing this, Gu Jietian smiled, took out a storage amulet, and swept it on the ground. A white light flashed by and kept these materials away. He then put the storage talisman with him, took out five upper grade spirit stones, and handed them to Liu Ming.
“If Mr. Liu weren’t here to just sell these materials, and you are still looking for something else, maybe I can give some advice to you since I’m quite familiar with this place” Gu Jietian said happily after he made such a quick deal.
After Liu Ming heard this, his heart moved.
In addition to selling the icesilk materials in his hands, his main purpose was to find two suitable alchemy recipes so that he could practice alchemy in the mysterious space.
After ten minutes, Liu Ming walked out of the shop with a smile and walked straight toward North Street.
For Liu Ming at this stage, what was most needed was elixir that could speed up his cultivating rate and quickly restore spiritual power.
Taking into account his situation, the ingredients for the elixir to increase spiritual power must be relatively easy to collect. Secondly, the elixir medicinal effect must be strong enough to meet the needs of the Condensation Period later stage cultivation.
As for the elixir that restored spiritual power, the effect must be good enough to be able to restore spiritual power in a short period of time. As for the raw materials, he didn’t need to think too much about them. After all, this kind of elixir was only used in battles, so he didn’t need much.
Hall of All Things also sold various alchemy recipes. Those recipes that were applicable to all levels of cultivation could be found there.
A few days ago, he had also visited it, but the huge contribution points needed there really made him give up buying.
So, Liu Ming could only try to find a suitable recipe from the market.
Although this Gu Jietian was a bit bookish, he was quite familiar with the market. After learning about Liu Ming’s needs, he immediately revealed a few shops and told him with a mysterious look, “You’ll know when you are there.”
Half an hour later, Liu Ming walked out of a store called Ju Yuan Zai on the north street. His expression was a little helpless.
This Ju Yuan Zai was already the fifth store he visited.
There were indeed many elixir recipes in these shops, but most of them were elixirs for detoxification, healing, and breaking through the bottleneck. Even if a few recipes met his requirements for medicinal properties, the required materials were extremely difficult to collect. This naturally made him feel very depressed.
“It’s really not easy to find a suitable medicine. Forget it, if I have time to be upset, it is better to find the next one…” Liu Ming muttered to himself, then turned and walked into an elixir shop next to him.
After a quarter of an hour, he walked out again with a look of disappointment.
In the inner hall of a shop called Green Bamboo House, Liu Ming sat across from an old man with gray hair.
“What kind of elixir recipe do you need? I’m not boasting, I have studied elixirs for most of my life. The recipes that I have collected are at least a thousand.” The grey-haired old man said while shaking his head.
“The recipe for enhancing spiritual power and it must be able to meet the cultivator of the Condensation Period later stage.” Liu Ming said lightly.
“Okay, please wait a minute.” The old man put his hand on the storage amulet on his waist. After a while, a white light flashed, and there was a white jade slip in his hand.
Liu Ming reached out his hand to take the white jade slip, pressed it to his forehead, closed his eyes and said nothing.
After a long while, he gently put down the jade slip and shook his head with regret.
“No? It doesn’t matter. Please take a look at this.” The old man took out another jade slip.
After a while, Liu Ming shook his head with regret.
Before long, there were eight jade slips on the table.
Liu Ming watched the gray-haired old man take out another red jade slip, and a hint of admiration flashed in his eyes.
Although the old man was a bit exaggerated, he did collect a lot of elixir recipes, and the medicinal effects were very good. However, there was still a gap with what Liu Ming wanted.
“The pill in this jade slip is some upper grade elixir recipe that I have collected through hard work. Some are even first-class.” The old man suddenly put away his previous smiley face and handed a jade slip to Liu Ming with a serious face.
Liu Ming was startled slightly, then he nodded, took the jade slip again and put it on his forehead. With an attitude of giving it a try, he once again released his Divine Thought to carefully browse the contents.
Looking at the earlier recipes, they were really excellent-quality recipes, but many of the required materials were unheard of. It was not easy to refine one portion of the elixir, let alone preparing for a few more copies.
Liu Ming sighed slightly in his heart, then he kept browsing. After a long time, he suddenly frowned. There was a hint of surprise in his eyes.
After a while, he took off the jade slip from his forehead and handed it to the old man.
“I need the ‘cold condensing pill’ and ‘golden yuan pill’ in it.” Liu Ming said without hesitation.
The effort paid off. He searched for almost half a day, and he finally found a suitable recipe here that fully met his requirements.
“These various elixirs are unpopular prescriptions, and it is not easy to refine.” The old man gave Liu Ming a strange look and reminded him.
“Thank you for reminding me, I just need these two pills.” Liu Ming said very positively.
This cold condensing pill was a kind of elixir that enhanced the spiritual power of yin attribute. The main material was a kind of spiritual grass called green condensing fruit, and it must be at least two hundred years old before it could be used as medicine.
The Taiqing Sect had planted a lot of green condensing fruit, but none of them were used in refining cold condensing pills. Most of these green condensing fruits were used for other purposes.
It was not that the cold condensing pill was not effective. On the contrary, this elixir was very suitable for the cultivator in the Condensation Period later stage. The reason why no one refined this pill was that the success rate of refining cold condensing pills was too low. Even one of the best alchemists in the Taiqing Sect could only guarantee success once in ten attempts.
As for other alchemists, the success rate was naturally even poorer.
However, although this green condensing fruit could be bought in the sect, the price for more than two hundred years was still astonishing. No one had so many spirit stones and courage to buy this kind of century-old spiritual medicine to practice refining cold condensing pill.
In this way, this kind of pill naturally became priceless with a low market.
The other kind of ‘golden yuan pill’ was to use a Condensation Period golden yuan beast essence core as the main material to refine a spiritual power restorative elixir.
This pill also had a very low success rate. Ordinary alchemists would not simply refine it.
After some bargaining, given that the cold condensing pill recipe was too under demand, so he bought it with the price of a few thousand spirit stones.
Although the golden yuan pill had a low success rate, there were still many alchemists working on it due to its good utility, so the price was not cheap.
“Thank you, the total is fifty-five thousand spirit stones.” The old man finally looked at him with a smile and said.
Liu Ming nodded. He simply took out five upper grade spirit stones and five intermediate grade spirit stones, handed them to the old man, and signed the contract of the news of this purchase.
The old man stopped talking at this moment, took out a blank jade slip and started stone rubbing it. After a dozen minutes, he threw the jade slip in his hand to Liu Ming.
Liu Ming stretched out his hand to catch the jade slip. After scanning it with Divine Thought and confirmed that it was correct, he said goodbye to the old man.
After purchasing suitable recipes, Liu Ming finally felt at ease. He strolled for half a day in the market, and he finally collected some of the materials of the cold condensing pill and golden yuan pill.
In order to buy these materials, he almost spent all the spirit stones on his body.
After doing all this, Liu Ming didn’t stay in Fang City anymore. When the night came, he left the market and soon returned to his cave house. He just mediated and waited for the mysterious bubble to appear again.
So another month passed.
On this day, when the last sand of the hourglass pattern on the Celestial Tablet fell in Liu Ming’s sea of consciousness, there was a slight tremor in the Spiritual Sea. As a crystal light flashed, a crystal clear bean-sized bubble emerged silently.
Seeing this, Liu Ming immediately touched it with a wisp of mental power.
The bubble burst open immediately, and an inexplicable suction gushed out of it.
The spiritual power in his body surged instantly, frantically rushing toward the Spiritual Sea in his body. It faintly formed a huge whirlpool in his dantian.
“It’s finally started.” Liu Ming muttered after sighing lightly.
Find out what happens next by getting early access to chapters with Patreon! Please do check out the community goal in our Patreon as well! Thanks for the support! Click here to access our Patreon page.