Fang Linyan nodded and said,
Having said that, he pointed to the small blackboard next to him and said,
“I brought the things on the list above, so I’d like to see the pay first.”
Old Vico said calmly,
“The reward for each item is different. You have to tell me which item first.”
Fang Linyan said seriously,
“The bounty I took was to bring a raven lung soaked in thunderbird’s blood for an hour.”
Hearing Fang Linyan’s words, Old Vico’s face turned gloomy. He flicked his fingers lightly, and the door and window sills of Borgin & Burkes closed immediately,
“Are you sure Bone gave you this bounty?”
Fang Linyan said,
Old Vico looked at Fang Linyan up and down, and he looked at ease a little,
“You don’t seem to be European?”
Fang Linyan said,
“Yes, I am from Kama Taj in the Himalayas, where I learned the application of magic since I was a child. Until a month ago, my cousin Robbie Rachel Fido Scamander wrote me a letter saying that he had a request for me, then I came here.”
Old Vico was stunned and said,
“Robbie Rachel Fido Scamander? Why does it sound familiar to me?”
Fang Linyan said,
“He claimed to have written a popular bestseller called ‘Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them’. He also recommended me to your shop too.”
Old Vico said as he realized it,
“Oh… yes, your cousin is a very knowledgeable scholar. His book is indeed very popular. By the way, you just said where are you from? Kama Taj in the Himalayas? Why I haven’t heard of that place? Do they teach magic there too?”
Fang Linyan said,
“Yes, and I think it’s a bit different from European magic, like…”
Having said that, Fang Linyan turned his wrist and once again showed the ability of [Drone].
An “alchemy machine” appeared out of no where, and it flew around in the narrow space. Old Vico was very interested in it. He muttered,
“It really is a completely different system… Can I take a look at your alchemy machine?”
Fang Linyan hovered [Drone] in front of him and made a ‘be my guest’ gesture.
Old Vico played with [Drone] carefully for a while. Looking at his focused expression, probably even the pair of dangling weapons of the barmaid could not gain his attention. After a while, a smile finally appeared on his face as he said,
“Welcome, Mr. Wrench from the Himalayas, now we can move on to what you brought. You just said you brought fresh thunderbird’s blood, right?”
Fang Linyan nodded and said,
“Very fresh, sir. It’s been less than 2 hours since I took the blood from the thunderbird, but I didn’t bring the finished product because of my confusion about the raven lung.”
“Because according to my understanding, there are 3 kinds of raven lungs in casting materials, one is fresh raven lung, one is raven lung smoked with sulfur, and the other is the internal organs of dead raven… ..”
Old Vico smiled and said,
“Fresh thunderbird’s blood is enough! 90%of the difficulty of this bounty is in the fresh thunderbird’s blood. My friend, give it to me. We’re short of this right now, and you’ll get what you want.”
Fang Linyan nodded and handed over the fresh thunderbird’s blood in the leather bag. After Old Vico took it, he took the quill pen beside him and dipped it a little, then he put it on the flame of the candle beside him to burn. Immediately, the flame of the candle began to flicker, and the flame turned slightly red.
This was the easiest way to identify the fresh thunderbird’s blood. Old Vico was obviously a master of this way. After careful observation for a while, he smiled and said,
“Fantastic fresh thunderbird’s blood. It is almost on par with blood collected from a live thunderbird. I’m very satisfied.”
After finishing speaking, Old Vico took out a small box from under the counter next to him, then smiled and said,
“This is what you want.”
Fang Linyan took a look and found that the small box contained a bottle the size of essencial balm. There was a rippling golden yellow liquid inside. At the same time, Fang Linyan’s retinas got a series a prompt of the potion:
Felix Felicis (Gold)
Place of Origin: Gudul Alchemy Laboratory
Material: Firescale fish oil, mountain silversage, dreamfoil, unicorn’s mane
Usage: Apply on eyebrows/drink
Weight: 8 grams.
Special Effect: After evenly smearing this potion on the eyebrows, your scholar title can be promoted. Please note that it will take effect only after smearing all of it.
Special Effect: Drinking it can strengthen your body. Because the strengthening effect is randomly selected from multiple items, so it is impossible to predict before drinking. Note that it must be consumed in full for it to take effect.
Explanation: This Golden Felix Felicis is more effective than ordinary Felix Felicis. Among its ingredients, there are several drugs that are banned from Ministry of Magic, so Ministry of Magic strictly prohibits magicians from using it. Once found, they will be sent to the Azkaban Hotel, which is clean, hygienic, serviced, and at home.
Explanation: After Felix Felicis is used (whether smeared or drank), your body will develop a strong resistance. The duration of this resistance will last up to 3 years, taking any kind of Felix Felicis during these 3 years will be ineffective.
Inscription: Risk and benefit coexist.
After getting Felix Felicis, Fang Linyan just hesitated for 2 seconds before smearing it on his eyebrows.
The reason why he made such a choice was not surprising. Fang Linyan was a man with a strong desire to control. He liked to keep all variables at a minimum control. If he chose to drink it, it may strengthen his charm, hit rate etc. which was not particularly needed at the moment.
On the contrary, the result of the enhancing the Scholar title was clearly controllable.
In this case, Fang Linyan’s choice was not at all surprising.
After seeing Fang Linyan’s choice, Old Vico, who was watching next to him, laughed even more happily. At this time, he could be sure that Fang Linyan was not a spy of Ministry of Magic. Because the Ministry of Magic’s spies will only keep this kind of banned items, instead of using it urgently.
As for Fang Linyan smearing Felix Felicis between his eyebrows, Old Vico thought it was because of Wrench’s magic system, and the bottle of Golden Felix Felicis already belonged to Fang Linyan. Even if he used it to smear his toe, hemorrhoid and little dick, Old Vico would think that he had the rights and freedoms to do so.
After the Golden Felix Felicis was applied on the eyebrows, Fang Linyan felt a cool aura lingering on the skin. Then, it directly penetrated into the pineal gland below, so he had a transparent feeling.
In this state, Fang Linyan received the prompt:
“Contestant ZB419, you smeared the forbidden potion, Golden Felix Felicis, on your eyebrows.”
“Your title: Scholar is successfully promoted to Professor.”
“Your MP increases by 50 points.”
“This title is an evolvable title. In some worlds, you can trigger its associated evolution mission.”
“You can only equip one title at the same time, and there will be a 5 minutes cooldown each time you switch titles.”
Fang Linyan was also very relieved to see such a buff, because the difficulty of this promotion was medium level. The bonus MP had been directly increased from 20 points to 50 points, and this title could still be promoted. This meant that the next promotion bonus would be higher.
Next, Old Vico was obviously quite satisfied with Fang Linyan, so he asked him if he was still interested in taking some private works. He could pay him a generous amount of Galleon in return.
Fang Linyan asked if there was still Golden Felix Felicis. Unfortunately, Old Vico said that the dispensing cycle of this thing was as long as half a year. He had it, but he would have to wait until next month.
In this case, Fang Linyan couldn’t wait until next month and he didn’t have much interest in Galleon, so he could only politely decline. Before leaving, he took out the incomplete ancient black magic book and wanted to ask Old Vico whether he knew anything about it.
After Old Vico took over the magic book, he looked at it for a while, then he told Fang Linyan with a dignified expression that it should be an ancient demonic magic book. It belonged to the type of magic with great power, but had more taboos and higher cost of casting.
Especially more than a hundred years ago, there was a demonic magic ritual that was out of control, and all 17 dark wizards present died! Not only that, but the terrifying plague, the Black Death, spread to ordinary people, killing 3 million people across the European continent.
In the end, even the wizards from all over Europe united to quell the chaos. Since then, even the evil and selfish dark wizards had kept a distance from similar demonic magic books. Now almost no one studied them. The book in Fang Linyan’s hands was probably the incomplete copy that passed down from the previous years.
Therefore, Old Vico advised Fang Linyan to give up the book, because even if someone knew about it, they would not tell him. Not only that, but he would easily get reported for the possession of this book. The Ministry of Magic’s attitude toward such book was either to destroy or seal it.
Facing with this situation, Fang Linyan was a little disappointed, but he still controlled his emotions very well.
After making it clear that the Galleon he held couldn’t be taken out of this world, Fang Linyan now decided to shop around to see if there was anything worth buying.
If not, then it was necessary to go to Gringotts before leaving, so that if the next time he entered this world, and the timeline of entry was after this, then he could do a lot with this money.
After shopping around, Fang Linyan found out regretfully that the money on him… was still too little!