Liu Ming stared at the cauldron intently. It was his first time refining the sword fighting pill, he didn’t know how long this pill was about to condense. He could only focus his mind all the time, lest he missed the great opportunity to inject sword qi.
The 2 stayed in the hut for 3 days and 3 nights.
Liu Ming was more proficient in the injection time of sword qi. Every time he injected the sword qi into the cauldron silently, most of it was absorbed by the elixir inside. Only a small portion collapsed and disappeared.
Just as Liu Ming thought that elixir needed a longer time to finish, the cauldron cover began to vibrate slightly and began to emit a white flame.
“It should be almost done. Later when I open the cauldron, you channel all your spiritual power, releasing as much sword qi as you can.” Seeing this situation, Zhong Yi said with his eyes flashed.
Liu Ming naturally nodded. He flicked out a small green sword, holding it in hand. He then made a sword gesture, and sword shadows began to appear in front of him.
Zhong Yi nodded slightly in satisfaction, then he waved his sleeve, moving the cauldron cover for about an inch.
When Liu Ming saw this, he made a sword gesture. As the arm holding the sword trembled, waves of green sword shadow were launched into the cauldron.
With the influx of sword qi, there were bursts of inaudible sword qi whistling in the cauldron.
After about 15 minutes, Zhong Yi uttered “stop”, and Liu Ming stopped channeling sword qi at once.
“Well done, you take a break first!” After Zhong Yi praised him, he flicked his sleeves and covered the cauldron again, then he closed his eyes and waited quietly.
As a result, about 2 hours later, a muffled sound was heard in the cauldron. At the same time, a strong burnt smell instantly permeated the hut.
“It seems that it has failed.”
After Zhong Yi shook his head slightly, he opened the cauldron cover with a gesture. A black object in tri-color flames flew out and landed on his palm.
After just a glance, he left it aside. Then he took out 3 more storage talisman and tore it again in the same way, sending a pile of materials into the cauldron again. He ignited the crimson flame at the cauldron bottom and started the 2nd attempt.
Liu Ming naturally waited quietly together. While adjusting his breath to restore spiritual power, he was always paying attention to the movement in the cauldron.
After another 3 and a half days, there was a muffled sound in Cauldron again, and the burnt smell came out still. The 2nd attempt still ended in failure.
Liu Ming couldn’t help grinning in disappointment!
This sword fighting pill was so difficult to refine that even an Celestial State alchemy master who was proficient had failed twice in a row. It could be imagined that the success rate of this pill was low. The materials being used were mostly priceless in the market.
However, Zhong Yi still shredded 3 storage talismans again without hesitation and started the third attempt.
A few days later, when the cauldron cover trembled slightly again, Liu Ming promptly made a sword gesture, launching waves of green sword qi into the Three Tastes True Flame Cauldron.
After Zhong Yi closed the cauldron cover, 2 hours later, crackling sound began to sound from the cauldron, and this situation lasted for 15 minutes more.
Just as Liu Ming was puzzled, a tri-color flame suddenly rose into the sky from the gap of the cauldron cover.
Seeing this, Zhong Yi immediately showed a look of joy and opened the cauldron cover. A silver light halo suddenly brightened, and a soaring sword qi came out from the cauldron.
At the same time, the Sumeru Sword Embryo Spirit in the Liu Ming’s spiritual body seemed to sense something, and it trembled slightly.
Liu Ming was shocked and hurriedly made a gesture to suppress it.
At this moment.
Zhong Yi waved, and 3 thumb size elixir in tri-color flames rose from the cauldron and fell into his hand.
He picked up and squinted his eyes to watch carefully.
Through the layers of tri-color flames, a silver-white elixir was clearly visible, and a faint golden elixir pattern could be observed.
Liu Ming was surprised when he saw these 3 silver-white elixirs wrapped in tri-color flames.
This so-called sword fighting pill was surprisingly similar to the elixir which he had obtained from the Small Flame World before.
However, the elixir in his hand was obviously bigger; there were 3 golden elixir patterns on the surface. The other elixirs only had only 1 elixir pattern, and they were not as spiritual as the one in his hand.
“Haha, I really made it. With this pill, it should not be a problem to advance to Sword Maru (taken from Japanese term) in the future.” Zhong Yi is obviously very satisfied with it as he looked up and laughed.
“Grand elder, what is the relationship between this sword fighting pill and Sword Maru?” Liu Ming heard the word ‘Sword Maru’, and he immediately thought of Ye Tianmei saying the same words. He couldn’t help asking immediately.
“Oh, it’s normal that you don’t know about it. Sword Maru is the form after the true spirit flying sword advance. It can be regarded as a real magical grade, but its advancement process is different from other spiritual weapons. It must be tempered by fighting with other flying swords thousands of times. The sword fighting pill is an elixir that can skip the long process.” Zhong Yi twisted his white beard and slowly explained.
Hearing this, Liu Ming was enlightened.
Sword Maru was actually advanced by this. The grand elder already had a pellet grade sword fighting pill with 3 spirit patterns in his hand, which made him secretly happy.
“By the way, I heard that the sword embryo spirit you practiced has been damaged for some reason. You did put some effort in refining this sword fighting pill, so I will give you an entrance talisman. It can allow you to enter the secret place, Sword Soul Hall. Only esoteric disciple is allowed to enter there. By slaying sword soul in the hall, you can absorb the sword intent energy to quickly recover your damaged sword embryo spirit. It may even be powered up by twice.” The old man in a white robe suddenly turned around and said with a smile at Liu Ming.
“Sword Soul Hall…Thank you, grand elder.” Although Liu Ming heard of this name for the first time, he was overjoyed being able to enter the place to recover his sword embryo spirit.
“En, you have practiced Tai Gang Sword Tactics, so you are barely qualified to enter this place. This is an entrance talisman, you can enter the Sword Soul Hall once with this talisman. As for how much sword intent you can be obtained in this hall, it depends on your own fortune. “The old man in a white robe took out a gray talisman from his sleeve and handed it to Liu Ming.
Liu Ming took over the talisman with joy and kept it carefully in the Sumeru Ring.
In the following time, Elder Zhong Yi who seemed to be in a good mood after refining the sword fighting pill, personally taught Liu Ming some pill refining skills which benefited him a lot.
After another half day, the 2 walked out of the hut one after another.
Zhong Yi just raised his sleeves, and a white glow swept out, wrapping Liu Ming’s whole body in it.
In the next moment, he only felt a “boom” in his ears, and he was sent out of the mysterious space. He appeared again in the teleportation hall of the law enforcement hall.
Liu Ming looked around and saw that there were no other people nearby. He immediately let out a long sigh and strode out of the side hall.
Not long after the fire, he went to the law enforcement hall’s deputy to receive 200,000 contribution points and submit the merit he got, then he walked directly out.
After leaving the law enforcement hall, he did not return to the cave house, but he directly drove the cloud to the Scriptures Pavilion.
This time he didn’t meet the deputy disciple surnamed Lu whom he was quite familiar with. The man on duty was replaced by a brawny man with thick eyebrows and big eyes.
After greetings, Liu Ming went directly to the 3rd floor and went straight to the location of the elixir ancient books.
After searching for information, he finally found a detailed introduction to the sword fighting pill that Elder Zhong Yi refined in an ancient book.
It turned out that this sword fighting pill was a kind of pill in ancient times. The materials needed are extremely complicated, and many of them had long extinct.
According to the records, very few people could refine this kind of elixir since the ancient times. Now it was almost lost. Only great sects such as the Taiqing Sect could have such resources and only Celestial State alchemist like Zhong Yi could use them.
But this sword fighting pill was indeed a rare treasure for the sword cultivator.
Without this pill, if the general sword cultivator wants to advance the true spirit flying sword into the Sword Maru form. Not only does it require great opportunities, the difficulties and dangers were even more. Those who really advanced were really 1 out of 100.
However, Liu Ming was even more moved by the rarity of this sword fighting pill.
Then, he eagerly searched for the books related to the Sword Soul Palace. After spending more than half a day, he finally found a few books in an inconspicuous thin black classic.
It turned out that this Sword Soul Hall was a secret palace formed by self exploding of a spiritual sword after a sword cultivator of the archean era died. This place was filled with sword intents.
This secret hall was finally found by Taiqing Sect’s ancestors, and they brought back to Thousands Spirit Mountain through their great powers so that it could be used exclusively for the sword cultivators in the sect.
In the beginning, any sword cultivators in the sect could use it, but later it was discovered that this practice caused the Sword Soul Hall to consume too quickly. So, the rule was changed to only the inner disciple, and even later only the esoteric disciple could enter.
But now that Liu Ming had the permission of the Celestial State grand elder, he could naturally enter once by exception.
I thought the grand elder will give him 1 sword fighting pill 🤔, but being able to enter the Sword Soul Hall is also a good chance for him.
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Thanks for the chapter KING-KONG! After hearing the description of the sword fighting pill I knew he had no chance of getting one given its rarity and difficulty to refine. Even if he did it would be forever before he could use it anyways.
Maru? Sorry but the link you gave couldn’t pinpoint what you meant. Can you give a description at the end of the chapter or change it to something else more easily understood? Or can someone explain it to me in the comments?
The chinese term is 剑(sword) 丸 (maru), 丸 shares the same word in Chinese and Japanese.
Thanks for the chapter ~~
Wouldn’t senior Lu be able replicate that environment once he goes? Kinda like how he can absorb lightning from the illusion in the tablet he usually uses to battle?