Chapter 2848: Eleven Hours?
‘The weak respect the strong. This is not just the case for strength but also alchemy. Since Celestial Alchemists can share their knowledge and help each other improve, the weaker Celestial Alchemists have great respect for knowledgeable and skilled Celestial Alchemists. It makes sense why the three prominent Celestial Alchemists in the Tai Yi Sect wholeheartedly accept Duan Ling Tian as the Chief Celestial Alchemist of the sect! After all, they stand to learn a lot from Duan Ling Tian. Moreover, Duan Ling Tian’s so accomplished even though he’s not even 100 years old. One can only imagine how bright his future is! Such a talented Celestial Alchemist, apart from those who have a personal grudge with him, I don’t think there’s anyone who would oppose being friendly with him. When he grows stronger, it would be harder to befriend him.’ Zhou Shu Qiu was confident Duan Ling Tian was capable of refining the Overarching Heaven Pills.
“80% certain?” Lyu Luo was shocked by Zhou Shu Qiu’s words. She did not expect Zhou Shu Qiu to think so highly of Duan Ling Tian. She asked, “Sister Shu Qiu, are you sure? He’s not even 100 years old. How is it possible for him to refine the Overarching Heaven pills?”
Zhou Shu Qiu replied, “The world is so vast. Nothing’s impossible. Moreover, I’ve met him a few times and conversed with him. I’m certain he’s not someone who would make empty promises or the type to eat his words!” Then, she murmured to herself as her eyes flashed, “I’m afraid, this time, the Supporting Sun Celestial Sect from the Shadow Region and the Thousands Leaves Celestial Sect from the Light Region are going to have a tough time. The offensive-defensive Duke Grade Celestial Method and the offensive-movement Duke Grade Divine Ability will surely fall into Duan Ling Tian and the Tai Yi Celestial Sect’s hand.” When a purple figure appeared in her mind, she instinctively looked at Murong Bing. A hint of envy flashed in her eyes, and it disappeared as quickly as it appeared when she looked at Murong Bing.
Murong Bing who was standing at the side fell into a daze when she heard Zhou Shu Qiu’s words. “His skills and knowledge of alchemy are so high?” Although she had learned from Zhou Shu Qiu that Duan Ling Tian possessed a prominent Celestial Fire and was the Chief Celestial Alchemist of the Tai Yi Celestial Sect, she did not expect him to be able to refine the Overarching Heaven Pill.
It was widely known in the Six Southeastern Regions that prominent Celestial Alchemists and prominent Celestial Alchemists capable of refining the Overarching Heaven Pill were highly respected. This was especially true for the latter. Their statuses were almost god-like even in the strongest sect of the Six Southeastern Regions, the Profound Heaven Celestial Sect. Even the Sect Leader of the Profound Heaven Celestial Sect would have a certain measure of respect for them.
‘Most importantly, he’s not even 100 years old! He’s really impressive!’ Murong Bing was certain Duan Ling Tian would be unrivaled in the future. Even in the central area of the Southern Heaven Territory, she was sure he would make a name for himself. This was the first time she felt admiration toward him. It was easy for a woman to fall in love with the man they admired.
Although Mu Rong Bing was a genius among the younger generation in the Compassionate Celestial Traveler Sect, she was still a woman and could not escape from emotional trappings. Moreover, she had even had sexual relations with Duan Ling Tian before. How could her heart not be moved?
‘The woman whom, I, Duan Ling Tian, slept with can only belong to me!’ When Murong Bing recalled Duan Ling Tian’s domineering words, her face flushed red.
At this moment, Lyu Luo said to Murong Bing and Zhou Shu Qiu, “Third Senior Sister, Sister Shu Qiu, let’s go have a look! I still don’t believe Duan Ling Tian is capable of refining the Overarching Heaven Pill.”
“Well, if your senior sister is going, then, I’ll come along. Otherwise…” Zhou Shu Qiu replied.
Lyu Luo instantly turned to look at Murong Bing. “Third Senior Sister, you didn’t visit the Tai Yi Celestial Sect’s residence with me. This time, you must accompany me to visit their store!”
Murong Bing pondered on it for a moment before she shook her head and said, “No.” Before Lyu Luo could protest, she added, “Even if we go there, there’s no guarantee you’ll be able to see anything since it’s so crowded.” Naturally, if she was truly keen on taking a look, as long as she revealed their identities, the crowd would surely make way for them. However, she did not want to meet Duan Ling Tian. She felt nervous whenever she thought about meeting him.
“Lyu Luo, your Third Senior Sister is right. Let’s wait for news here,” Zhou Shu Qiu chimed in. Then, she said to comfort Lyu Luo who was clearly upset, “It would take one day, at most, before we get the results.”
In the Profound Heaven Celestial Sect’s residence in Alchemy City.
Bai Yu Xuan, the Young Master of the Profound Heaven Celestial Sect, had also heard about what was happening in front of the Tai Yi Celestial Sect’s shop. He was slightly surprised to find out the purple-clad young man was the Chief Celestial Alchemist of the Tai Yi Celestial Sect.
Bai Yu Xuan was extremely jealous of Duan Ling Tian. After all, the beautiful white-clad woman next to Duan Ling Tian had left a lasting impression on him. He wished he was Duan Ling Tian so that he could receive that peerless beauty’s affection.
His eyes were brimming with scorn as he muttered to himself, “A brat who’s not even 100 years old claims he can refine the Overarching Heaven Pill? He’s either delusional or a liar! I’d like to see how the Tai Yi Celestial Sect is going to dig themselves out of this hole!”
Then, his eyes flashed coldly as he said through gritted teeth, “The Old Ancestor of the Tai Yi Celestial Sect will die during the Alchemy Conference!”
Bai Yu Xuan had come up with a perfect plan to kill He Shan, the Old Ancestor of the Tai Yi Celestial Sect. Barring any unforeseen circumstances, He Shan would definitely die during the Alchemy Conference.
“As long as that old geezer is dead, the people from the Tai Yi Celestial Sect would be like ants! That peerless beauty will become mine!” His expression was lecherous when he thought about the white-clad beauty. He wanted to kill He Shan not just because He Shan had humiliated him the other day, but also because He Shan was an obstacle that stood in his way of obtaining the beauty. As long as he got rid of the obstacle, it would be easy for him to get his hands on the beauty.
Outside the Tai Yi Celestial Sect’s shop.
It felt time passed in just a blink of an eye. Nine hours had passed since Duan Ling Tian began to heat his prominent Celestial Pill Cauldron.
The crowd watched as they discussed among themselves.
“It has been nine hours, and he’s still not done with heating his cauldron!”
“With this speed, he thinks he can refine the Overarching Heaven Pill?! Is he dreaming?!”
“Based on his speed, even if his prominent Celestial Fire is not too bad, he still won’t be able to refine ordinary prominent Celestial Pills, let alone the Overarching Heaven Pill.”
“Well, it seems like he’s not lying when he said it takes him more than ten hours to heat a cauldron.”
“With this kind of skills, he dares to claim he’s capable of refining the Overarching Heaven Pill? Moreover, he even dared to bet with the Supporting Sun Celestial Sect and the Thousand Leaves Celestial Sect? Is he seeking death?”
Clearly, none of them thought Duan Ling Tian was capable of refining the prominent Celestial Pill, the Overarching Heaven Pill.
Guan Qi Fei looked at Duan Ling Tian who was focused on heating his cauldron and said disdainfully, “As the saying goes, ‘Calves aren’t afraid of tigers’. I want to see how you’re going to get yourself out of this mess!”
Cheng Da Gang who stood behind Tani Zheng Ye looked at Duan Ling Tian disdainfully as well.
After nine hours Lian Cheng Yi and Xiao Teng, the respective Sect Leaders of the Supporting Sun Celestial Sect and the Thousand Leaves Celestial Sect, were no longer as anxious as before. They felt completely at ease now. When they look at the calm expressions of He Shan and the three prominent Celestial Alchemists from the Tai Yi Celestial Sect, the duo thought they were only putting on a tough front.
Lian Cheng Yi sneered inwardly. “Let’s see how long you’ll be able to pretend!”
Another two hours passed in just a blink of an eye.
At this time, the crowd saw Duan Ling Tian finally taking out ingredients and putting them into his cauldron.
“Eleven hours! It took him eleven hours just to heat the cauldron!”
“Ha! With this kind of speed, no matter how extraordinary his prominent Celestial Fire is, he would only be a mediocre Celestial Alchemist at best. It would be impossible for him to refine prominent Celestial Pills, let alone the Overarching Heaven Pill!”
“Now that he’s done heating the cauldron. Based on the number of ingredients he had thrown into the cauldron, we’ll have the result in two to three days at most. He won’t be able to stall for time any more than that.”