“Shopkeeper, let’s complete this transaction first, then we can talk later.” Liu Ming said without rejecting it.
“Sir, please wait a moment.” The man in black clothes realized that he was a little gaffe. After an awkward smile, he immediately covered the jade box on the table, and then got up and walked out of the elegant room.
After about ten minutes, the bat people walked in again with a smile, holding a gray wooden box several feet in size.
He put the wooden box on the table, tapped his slender finger lightly, and a blood-red gas went into the jade box. The jade box bounced up, revealing the 15 green fruits inside that emitted a faint green light.
For Liu Ming, who had seen countless green condensing fruits, he just had to scan with Divine Thought to confirm the maturity of these green condensing fruits. He stroked it with one hand and the wooden box was taken into the Sumeru Snail on his waist.
“Shopkeeper, I have something to do, so I will leave first. As for the higher grade elixir, I will consider it later.” Liu Ming said lightly.
Liu Ming wanted to brush him off; he never thought of revealing that he had a higher grade elixir, but after another thought, this earth grade elixir must have a place to sell, and this bat people shop was indeed a good target. Besides, he was really interested in these thousand years old green condensing fruits.
“See you. If you come to our shop next time, you can just come to me directly.” After putting away the jade box with the cold condensing pills on the table, the bat people said with a smile on his face, and he accompanied Liu Ming to walk downstairs.
Liu Ming didn’t stay for long. As soon as he left the shop, he strode away and disappeared into the crowded streets the next moment.
In the rest of the time, he disguised into a dozen people with different appearances. He collected a large amount of other auxiliary materials for refining elixirs and some golden yuan beast’s essence cores using the spirit stones in his hands. After that, he returned to the Bai Lian Pavilion.
After that, except he had to go downstairs to check the shop situation when necessary, he spent most of the rest of the time in the secret room on the third floor. While continuing to practice the two powerful sword techniques, he continued to refine the two elixirs intermittently in large batches.
After more than two months, he finally used up the large amount of materials.
This time, he refined more than one hundred cold condensing pills. There were more than thirty pellet grade elixirs among them. There were as many as four earth grade elixirs.
In addition, there were more than ten golden yuan pills, and there was also a pellet grade elixir.
He could get so many flawless grade elixirs at once, obviously because the green condensing fruits used in this alchemy were around four to five hundred years of maturity, and the quality of the elixirs had naturally increased.
After some consideration, he divided the ordinary quality cold condensing pills into several batches again and sold them to many elixir shops in the market, leaving only more than 20 normal grade elixirs for himself.
After some considerations, he kept those flawless grade cold condensing pills.
Although he had been very cautious, the appearance of so many cold condensing pills still caused a commotion in the giant market like the Changyang Market.
Although there were many elixir shops in the market, for people who really wanted to know, they knew the number and origin of various types of elixirs in the market. Any kind of incident would attract their attention, not to mention a large number of cold condensing pills of unknown origin.
Now even if the person was dumb, at this time, he would most likely know that a real alchemy master, who was good at refining cold condensing pill, had arrived in the market.
The cold condensing pill was a non-mainstream elixir that increased spiritual power, naturally many forces were interested in this alchemy master. Many people started to secretly send people to investigate.
Changyang Market was close to the prosperous area in the northeast corner, a street shop of more than one hundred meters.
The exterior decoration of the shop was gorgeous and atmospheric. It had a red lacquer door and clean windows and tables. In the middle of the entrance, there was a large mahogany plaque that was written with “Haoran Medicine Shop” in red lacquer.
This was an elixir shop opened by Haoran Academy in the market. It seemed richer and more powerful than the Bai Lian Pavilion of the Taiqing Sect.
In a hall of the Haoran Medicine Shop, the space was not that big, but the furniture and decoration inside reveal a kind of antique element which made it seem to have existed for a long time.
A middle-aged man in a scholar robe sat in the middle of the hall. He was playing with a small white jade vase in his hand.
If Liu Ming was here, he would recognize him. This person was the middle-aged scholar of the Haoran Academy he met in the spirit beast shop the other day.
The young scholar was standing quietly aside at the moment, and there was also a white-haired old man, who was reporting something to the middle-aged scholar with a respectful look.
“Shopkeeper Xu, so to speak, it was a middle-aged man in gray robe who came here to sell the cold condensing pills at that time.” The middle-aged scholar suddenly asked in a deep voice after thinking.
“Yes. Because it is a rare elixir like the cold condensing pill, I personally handled the transaction at the time. The person asked for a private transaction, so I couldn’t ask the source of the elixir. After the transaction was done, the person left quickly.” The white-haired old man respectfully replied.
“Does that middle-aged man have any characteristics?” The middle-aged scholar frowned.
“The man is about forty years old. His figure is very ordinary, and his cultivation is only at the Condensation Period. As for his exact cultivation, I can’t know without fighting him.” Shopkeeper Xu recalled and said.
Seeing that the middle-aged scholar didn’t speak for a while, Shopkeeper Xu hesitated and continued, “I have sent someone to investigate it. The number of cold condensing pills that appeared this time was about 200, and they were sold in eight different shops. Moreover, according to our informants, the people who sold elixirs were different; there were young and old; they were new faces.”
“It seems that the alchemy master is very careful; he doesn’t want to attract attention, so he sends a different person every time. Or maybe there is only one person, but that person is constantly changing his appearance.” The middle-aged scholar thought for a while and made such speculation.
“Elder Bai is right. Many people think so too.” Shopkeeper Xu smiled lightly without forgetting to brown-nose him.
The middle-aged scholar glanced at Shopkeeper Xu. Although he didn’t say anything, a hint of satisfaction flashed in his eyes. This kind of ingenious compliment was very useful.
This middle-aged scholar was a Crystallization Period elder sent here by the Haoran Academy. He was also a master’s junior of the young scholar next to him.
The young scholar was the disciple in charge of the Haoran Medicine Shop here. No wonder Shopkeeper Xu was so respectful to him.
“Master’s Junior, is it possible that the alchemy master changed his appearance and sold these cold condensing pills himself?” The young scholar who had been standing quietly aside suddenly interjected.
“Probably not. The alchemy master who can refine cold condensing pills has a different identity. It is unlikely for him to do these small things personally. Those people or just the person should be the subordinates of the alchemy master or some kind of a follower. “The middle-aged scholar shook his head.
The young scholar nodded when he heard the words, and he stopped talking.
“No matter what, we, Haoran Academy, must try our best to win over this alchemy master. If it succeeds, it will be regarded as a great achievement for the academy. The rewards will surely be generous. Shopkeeper Xu, if someone comes here to sell cold condensing pills again, you must try to get him to stay, and then promptly inform me.” The middle-aged scholar said in a firm tone.
“Yes, I will pass down the instruction.” Shopkeeper Xu saluted, nodded to the young scholar, and walked out quickly.
A conversation was also taking place in the largest Bat Clan Shop in the southwest of Changyang Market.
“Fu Min, two months ago you sent someone to send a letter saying that you had purchased several cold condensing pills from a mysterious person, and it was still the extremely rare pellet grade elixir. After several elders saw the elixir, they attached great importance to this matter. Elder Fu Li even praised you in the clan.” The person who spoke was a beautiful young woman with a slender figure. She was sitting on a chair in the secret room on the top floor of the shop. Her every move was flirtatious and tempting.
“As a member of the clan, this is what I should do. Elder Fu Li and Madam Wan have overpraised.” In front of the beautiful young woman, a man in black clothes stood there with a respectful look. He was the shopkeeper in black clothes who exchanged the five hundred years old green condensing fruit with Liu Ming’s elixirs.
“But I heard that a lot of cold condensing pills appeared in the market recently. Were they from the hands of the mysterious man too?” The beautiful young woman said.
“Report to Madam Wan, that should be the case. This time there were more cold condensing pills, and the person also went to our shop to sell some.” The shopkeeper in black clothes said as he took out two jade boxes.
“Is there a flawless grade elixir?” The beautiful young woman took a jade box and found that there were ten round cold condensing pills inside, exuding a strong medicinal fragrance.
“No, they are all ordinary elixirs.” The shopkeeper in black clothes said with a wry smile.
The beautiful young woman suddenly showed disappointment on her face. She picked up a cold condensing pill, put it under her tall nose and sniffed it carefully. She then said,
“The purity of these elixirs is not low; it is far above the ordinary Condensation Period elixir. It seems that the person who refined these cold condensing pills is a true alchemy master.”
“Madam Wan is right. The 20 cold condensing pills we bought are all normal grade elixir with a purity of 60% to 70. It is only one step away from flawless grade.” The shopkeeper in black clothes said so.
“Fu Min, you received the mysterious man twice, did you ask about the information of the alchemy master behind this man?” The beautiful young woman closed the jade box and pondered for a while before asking again.
“The man is very careful in his words. He had been very careful when he came to sell the elixirs. He never mentioned the source of the elixir. I was afraid to offend this man, so I didn’t dare to ask more.” The shopkeeper in black clothes shook his head and smiled bitterly.
“En, you are cautious, which is good.” The beautiful young woman nodded.
“However, this cold condensing pill is important to our clan. Elder Fu Li has especially instructed that if this person comes again next time, you must ask if he has an earth grade elixir in his hand or whether the alchemy master behind him can refine the earth grade cold condensing pill.”
“In case that the man doesn’t want to say more and we are pushing too far, will we offend that alchemy master?” The shopkeeper in black clothes said with some worry.
“Don’t worry about these. I came here this time with a thousand years old green condensing fruit with me. I believe it can calm the anger of that alchemy master.” The beautiful young woman said confidently.
“Yes, I know it.” The shopkeeper in black clothes said solemnly.
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