The much-anticipated alchemy competition finally kicked off as scheduled.
As one might expect, familiar names appeared on the official entry list: Nate, Fonsaq, Anderson, Tetenis, Xingxing, Angegille, Wilson, Aldas…
There was no doubt that this masters contest would stage a wonderful showdown between the masters. The only regret was that Master Arthur was not on the list.
In addition to the promising participants, the Arbitration Council was even more shocking. The chief arbitrator was the senior appraisal master Panu as well as 2 famous appraisal masters. These 3 arbitrators had served as judges for potion contests many times, and they had always been known for their fairness and strictness. Appraisers were also a type of alchemy. They mainly focus on good vision and judgment, so their skills did not necessarily have to reach the peak. For example, the appraiser genius ‘Richard’, who once shined in the Bloody Empire, was actually Master Fonsaq’s apprentice. He deliberately became Nate’s apprentice to reveal Nate’s true face to the world. He successfully avenged his ‘teacher’, but unfortunately, the genius was also ‘sacrificed’, which made people sigh with regret.
However, it was not the 3 appraisers that attracted the most attention, but the 3 specially invited arbitrators: the Fallen Angel Empire’s Shea, Bloody Empire’s Lord Raizen, and the Dark Shadow Empire’s Regent Frentz!
The reason for the absence of Catherine, the great empress of the Dark Shadow Empire, was to master the [Immortal Dark Gold War Puppet] behind closed-door training to prepare for the martial battle more than a year later. Currently, the important military and political affairs of the Dark Shadow Empire were temporarily handled by Uncle Frentz. Frentz was once blinded by the rebellious Broc, but fortunately, with the help of Catherine’s power of Nirvana, he regained some vision with the help of a magical item.
The leaders of the 3 empires also sat in the Arbitration Council which showed great importance to the competition. It greatly increased the significance and weight of the alchemy competition. It made the competition more intense to a certain extent.
The potioneer competition of Group B had started. Many potioneers had been working hard a few years ago to prepare for an overnight success in the potioneer contest planned by Obsidian. As a result, the potioneer competition had been delayed again and again until today. After a long period of precipitation and accumulation, they finally got the opportunity to unleash.
After several rounds of elimination in the preliminary rounds, many potioneers who entered the final stage showed admirable standards and potentials, especially 3 potioneers who reached the master level. In the end, Luyi, the apprentice of the Dark Shadow Empire’s Potioneer Association President Angegille, won the prize. The Dark Shadow Empire’s Regent Frentz had a satisfied smile on his face when he saw the potioneer talent that the empire cultivated the championship.
The potioneer contest was followed by the mechanic contest of Group B. Although there were no 2 shining stars like ‘Arthur’ and Horford like the last the Dark Shadow Empire’s mechanic contest, there were still quite potential participants, especially Sosa from the Fallen Angel Empire’s Mechanic Association.
Sosa was originally just an ordinary mechanic in the Mechanic Association. He was quiet and did not show extraordinary talent. Master Fonsaq recognized his talent with a discerning eye. Back then, he rejected several ‘excellent talents’ recommended by the association, but instead accepted this ‘mediocre talent’.
Under the careful guidance of Master Fonsaq, who taught students in accordance with their aptitude, Sosa made tremendous improvement, dropping the jaws of those experts. This competition has become the best test. As a result, Sosa won the Group B mechanic competition as expected, and his performance standard had basically entered the threshold of the master level. Seeing that the contestants from their empire won the final victory step by step, the atmosphere of the Fallen Angel Empire’s home court suddenly reached a climax with continuous enthusiastic cheers.
Shea, who was in the VIP seat, nodded slightly. Sosa’s honor this time had greatly inspired people’s cohesion and morale. Although the 3 empires were in a truce, the open and secret battles between them were still fierce, which was equivalent to another battlefield.
In the battle ball league, the Bloody Empire’s Blood Shadow Team lost to the Red Blood Team and finished as the runner-up. As the alchemy contest was halfway through, both the Fallen Angel Empire and the Dark Shadow Empire had won the glory, but the competitive Bloody Empire was empty-handed, which was particularly annoying.
Raizen still maintained the calm momentum, but there was a layer of gloom in the depths of his pupils.
After 4 days of fierce competition, the Group B competition finally came to an end. Next, the real highlight was about to be staged, the Group A master contest.
The first was the potion master contest.
The favorites to win the championship were the presidents of the Potioneer Association of the 3 empires, Angegille (the Dark Shadow Empire), Wilson (the Bloody Empire), and Aldas (the Fallen Angel Empire). Aldas was an old minister who originally followed Shea in the Dark Moon. After Shea ascended the throne, she promoted the dark elf. In comparison, the experience of this president was not as good as the first 2 . Of course, Aldas also had an incredible and remarkable record of killing the genius potioneer (actually a master) Andrew with a fart. Coupled with the participation of many well-known masters, this match was full of suspense.
The preliminaries of the master contest were white potion.
White potion belonged to high grade potion and was regarded as the benchmark of potion master. Generally, if a potioneer wanted to be promoted to a potion master, in addition to challenging the existing masters, the formal channel was to pass the assessment of the Potioneer Association. 1 of the most difficult and most important items was to produce the white potion within the specified time. Of course, in such large-scale competitions, the strength of the master level was recognized by many masters, and they could also become masters directly, such as the 3 potioneers of the previous Group B.
White potion was divided into 4 categories, buff type, enchantment type, recovery type and destruction type.
The buff types include Strength Potion, Wind Walk Potion, Iron Wall Potion, and Spirit Potion.
Enchantment potion included equipment enchantment potion, single element magic enhancement potion, and single element magic defense potion.
Recovery types included body recovery potion, essence recovery potion, magic recovery potion, strong healing potion, and others.
As the name suggests, the destructive type was dominated by poison potion. Due to the large demand and high income, some people had once found another way to advance to the grand master with poison. This category has become the main focus of many potion masters.
White potions had time limits, and many had associated side effects.
The rules of the preliminaries were very simple. In 1 hour, produce the highest purity white potion of any type. Half of the masters would be eliminated in this preliminary. There were 56 masters participating in the competition, so those who were ranked after the 28th in purity would be eliminated.
People’s eyes were focused on the potion crafting tables, each of which was separated by a special enchantment to avoid mutual interference. As the game began, the potion masters who had been adjusting themselves quickly got into work.
Pharmaceutics was a very rigorous discipline where a slight difference could cause a huge difference. Sometimes even the slightest error in the dosage could lead to completely different consequences. Due to the complexity of the preparation of white potion, plus the time and purity requirements, it was inevitable that some people would make mistakes under tension. A crafting table was suddenly filled with smoke, and a fire explosion was faintly visible. After the smoke dissipated, a disgraced lich master appeared in everyone’s sight. His hair was scorched. This unfortunate guy was a contestant from the Fallen Angel Empire, Master Kemp, who used to bribe Chen Rui with 50 purple crystal coins to obtain Aldas’ ‘secret formula’.
The intensity of this explosion was so strong that the lich master fell to the ground. Although his life was not in danger, he could no longer make the potion. With the help of the staff, he left the arena in despair.
There was also a muffled explosion sound from the crafting table on the side. Another great demon master followed the footsteps of Master Kemp, but this contestant was much tougher than Kemp. He didn’t even look at the injuries on his body, and he immediately took out a set of new instruments from the space equipment and continued crafting.
The 1-hour competition came to an end quickly. Under the enchantment power, all the potion masters stopped working. The staff labeled the potions configured by the masters and sent them to the 3 appraisal masters in the jury panel.
There were magic televisions with giant screens on all sides of the royal arena, on which the names of all participating potion masters were displayed. With the judgment of the appraisal masters, the names and purity of potions began to appear behind the names of the potion masters, and the rankings were constantly changing.
Angegille – Spirit Potion 87.4.
Wilson – vicious poison potion 87.2.
Aldas – Strength potion 87.1
Panukee – acid potion 83.2
Rochester – heart rot potion 82.9
The results came out soon. The top 3 were the 3 most popular association presidents, and their potion purity reached the level of 87. It was already a very high level, which was obviously much higher than the 4th place of 83. The 3 masters were almost the same, and they should be at the same level. This also silenced those who had been questioning Aldas’ abilities.
At the end of the first round of preliminaries, there were only 28 masters left on the field, and there was only a half-hour rest in between, and the second round of preliminaries began immediately. The content of the second round was a racing competition. They had to make 3 kinds of white potions with a purity of more than 70. The 8 masters who finish first would enter the final.
The requirements of this round were higher than the previous round, and more people had been eliminated. From the interpretation of the rule, in addition to skills, strategy must also be emphasized. Too much speed would cause purity mistakes and failure. Blind pursuit of purity would delay time, and would cause one to be eliminated as well. This required a balanced grasp.
This round was related to the candidates for the finals to compete for the championship. With the announcement of the start, the masters on the stage began to produce.
At the VIP table, the little maid succubus stared nervously at the masters and asked aside, “Athena, which one do you think is Saman?”
There was a soundproof enchantment around the VIP seats, so Kia wasn’t worried about being overheard.
Athena was also looking at the situation on stage carefully. She shook her head, “I don’t know, but Saman will definitely be 1 of the 8 who will make it to the final.”
“Athena, don’t be fooled by habit and appearance. Saman may not be among these 8 people.” It was Isabella who was wearing a cloak and a veil. This time, except for Zola, who was in closed-door training, almost all of Chen Rui’s relatives and friends were present.
“Madam Aunt is right,” The languid voice was the nephew, “Did you not even see the shadow of the cunning Sir Uncle?”
“He’s really a cunning human.” Master Poison Dragon agreed with Roman’s adjective. When he raised the glass in his hand, the slime on the side immediately poured wine for him flatteringly. He also filled his own glass – This was the emerald jade wine specially made by Ms. Emerald Dragon, how could he not please Master Poison Dragon?
“Hmph!” The Royal Highness Little Princess, who expressed dissatisfaction with the title of ‘Sir Uncle’, waved a small fist, “Anyway, brother will win in the end!”
TL: Saman will literally lose in 1 second to the purchased good of the Super System…
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