Chapter 15: Grade Seven Alchemist?
Translator: / KurazyTolanzuraytor Editor: Lucas
Under the gazes of everyone present, Li Rou slowly said.
"One month ago, an alchemist found my son and said that he had immense natural talent to become an alchemist, so he took him as a disciple. After that, the alchemist passed a medicinal formula to him. Following that medicinal formula, my son was able to concoct a medicinal liquid called Six Treasures Body Tempering Liquid. This medicinal liquid is able to increase the speed at which a Body Tempering stage martial artist cultivates!"
Increase the speed of a Body Tempering stage martial artist's cultivation?
What Li Rou said was like a bolt of thunder; it caused all of the elders with the exception of the Seventh Elder to be immensely shocked.
"Li Rou, stop uttering nonsense! I bet you're just making all this up. Alchemist? Medicinal liquid? Those are all just things you made up so that you can help your son get out of trouble!"
Seventh Elder said in a stern voice. He was so agitated that he stood up and looked fiercely at Li Rou.
"Grand Elder, you're a Grade Nine Alchemist; this is the medicinal formula my son wrote. Although the portions of the medicinal materials required is not stated, it should be enough for you to discern its authenticity. You will understand once you take a look."
Li Rou ignored Li Kun and passed a piece of paper with the medicinal formula to the Grand Elder. She was going to use evidence to explain everything.
Li Huo unfolded the medicinal formula and started reading it.
"Ingenious! Truly ingenious! Never had I thought that combining these six medicinal materials together, concocted with the correct ratios, would actually be able to increase the speed at which a Body Tempering stage martial artist cultivates.
"Moreover, the medicinal properties of these medicinal materials are easily absorbed. No wonder....No wonder that kid experienced such a massive change in a mere month's time. Most importantly, all of these medicinal materials are extremely ordinary, so any elder would be able to provide their children prolonged usage."
After Li Huo finished reading, his murky eyes shone brightly, exclaiming in admiration.
The Li family higher ups that were present could easily disregard what Li Rou had said.
But Grand Elder Li Huo, who was the only Grade Nine Alchemist amongst the Li family members, was someone that no one would doubt.
For a moment, everyone felt excited.
This medicinal liquid would be able to change the fate of their children; it would be able to change the fate of the Li family!
Li Huo looked towards Li Nan Feng with a serious expression.
Li Nan Feng nodded heavily.
He knew that this was a chance for the Li family.
"Ninth Elder, what you meant earlier was that Duan Ling Tian can concoct this type of medicinal liquid?"
Li Nan Feng looked towards Li Rou.
Li Rou nodded.
For a moment, the entire hall was filled with the sound of heavy breathing.
Every elder of the Li family that was present had a few children.
They were already imagining how fast their children would be able to cultivate if they used the medicinal liquid that Duan Ling Tian concocted. The changes that occurred on Duan Ling Tian was the best example.
Watching their children become dragons and phoenixes was something that every parent hoped for.
"Ninth Elder, since your son has obtained such a valuable medicinal formula, he should contribute it to the family....Fellow elders, what do you think?"
Seventh Elder said with a grim expression because felt that the mood in the room was changing.
"Yes, what Seventh Elder said is correct. Such a valuable medicinal formula should indeed be shared with the family."
Sixth Elder Li Ping said.
Just when Li Rou's face had turned grim and she was about to rebuke, the sound of a wild and arrogant laughter came from outside the hall.
"Patriarch, Duan Ling Tian requests an audience!"
The sound of laughter abruptly stopped.
Duan Ling Tian!
The eyes of all the Li family elders in the room shone brightly.
If Duan Ling Tian was just an outsider to them in the past, then now....
Now Duan Ling Tian was the hope for their children to achieve greatness.
Li Nan Feng replied.
"Sixth Elder, what did you say earlier? If I didn't hear wrongly, you requested that I share the medicinal formula?"
Duan Ling Tian said indifferently as he walked in. Then he directly went to face Sixth Elder Li Ping.
"That's right! Duan Ling Tian, I know that you don't have the Li family surname, but even so, you have been eating and wearing things of the Li family for all these years. Isn't it time for you to repay the Li family?"
Said Li Ping as if he was speaking of something reasonable and justified.
"Why didn't I know that what I have been eating and wearing was of the Li family? I thought that what I ate and wore were what my mother earned from working for the Li family. What does it have to do with the Li family? Even outside of the Li family, my mother can easily seek refuge from the Fang family or the Chen family. Do you think she can't get this small salary from somewhere else?"
Duan Ling Tian laughed.
"Duan Ling Tian, how dare you betray the Li family!"
Li Kun immediately tried to place the crime of betraying the family onto Duan Ling Tian.
"Betraying the family? Li Kun, I know you hate me because I crippled your sons, but so what? What I did didn't go against any of the family rules. Now, are you trying to slander me with false accusations of betraying the family so you can punish me and take revenge for you son?"
Duan Ling Tian laughed disdainfully, openly offending Li Kun.
"Even you yourself said that you were going to go to the Fang family or Chen family. Is that not betrayal?"
Li Kun got angry from embarrassment.
"Idiot! I'm sure all the elders present understood that what I said was only an example. Do you understand what a figure of speech is? Didn't you parents teach you what that means? What I said just now was just to tell Sixth Elder that I don't owe the Li family anything, and the only reason I'm standing here before everyone is because the Li family is my mother's family!"
Duan Ling Tian spat towards Li Kun, then he looked towards Li Ping.
"Sixth Elder, if you want me to concoct the medicinal liquid for your children, I hope that you think before you speak in the future so you can avoid hurting the relationship between everyone. Don't you think that what I'm saying makes sense?"
An undisguised threat!
Li Ping's expression turned gloomy, but he obediently shut his mouth.
Duan Ling Tian's threat had hit his soft spot.
"Not considering what I just said, even if I wanted to contribute the medicinal formula to the family, I wouldn't dare to. My teacher told me that if anyone dared to try and obtain the medicinal formula from me by force, then that person would undoubtedly die!"
Duan Ling Tian said with a serious tone as his gaze shifted to circle the room.
The Li family higher ups inhaled a deep breath of cold air after they heard what Duan Ling Tian said.
Only now did they remember that Ninth Elder Li Rou mentioned earlier that her son was taken as a disciple by an alchemist and that he obtained the medicinal formula from his teacher.
But they were all so preoccupied with the medicinal formula that they had forgotten about the alchemist.
"Kid, what is the grade of your teacher?"
Grand Elder Li Huo inquired.
"I have no idea what grade alchemist he is, but I once saw him refining a medicinal pill, and the Pill Fire he produced with his Origin Energy was gold in color...."
Duan Ling Tian creased his eyebrows as if he was trying to remember something.
Li Huo's pupils shrank, then he instantly stood up and exclaimed, "Grade seven Alchemist!"
Grade seven Alchemist?
The Li family higher ups were struck dumb. The Patriarch Li Nan Feng asked, "Grand Elder, are you sure?"
Li Huo grunted, "Any graded alchemist knows that an alchemist that can produce a gold-colored Pill Fire is certainly a grade seven Alchemist....Moreover, a grade seven Alchemist is at least at the seventh level of the Origin Core stage!"
An Origin Core stage powerhouse!
The hearts of the Li family higher ups trembled violently.
Origin Core stage martial artists were individuals that were above the Core Formation stage. The strongest in the Li family, the Grand Elder, was only at the sixth level of the Core Formation stage. At this moment, no one doubted what Duan Ling Tian said. Even those who had already lived half their lives did not know that a grade seven Alchemist's Pill Fire was gold-colored until today.
"This little animal is such a lucky bastard!"
Seventh Elder Li Kun's face was getting uglier by the moment.
"Patriarch and all the elders, I still have things to do, so I will return now. Yeah, the elders present, if you require my assistance in concocting the Six Treasures Body Tempering Liquid, you can purchase the needed medicinal materials and seek me.... Oh yes, I nearly forgot, Patriarch, I think you still owe me a thousand silver, right?"
After taking the thousand silver from the Patriarch, Duan Ling Tian swaggered away.
The Six Treasures Body Tempering Liquid was the product of removing a medicinal material from the Seven Treasures Body Tempering Liquid formula, causing its effect to be halved.
Duan Ling Tian was not generous enough to actually share his most valuable possession with everyone.
"Patriarch, Grand Elder, my son should be awake by now, so I'll be taking my leave."
Seventh Elder Li Kun took in a deep breath and left with a complicated expression.
He was aware that from today onwards, everyone, including Sixth Elder, who was on good terms with him would need to seek the help of Duan Ling Tian for the sake of their children. And thus it would be impossible for him to put his hopes on Sixth Elder being able to assist him in causing trouble for Duan Ling TIan and getting his revenge.
"I'll be leaving as well."
Li Rou hurriedly followed. She was afraid that Li Kun might lose all reason and attack her son.
In the Li family hall, the remaining elders did not leave.
Under the leadership of the Patriarch, a second family meeting was started.
This second family meeting mainly revolved around the medicinal formula that Duan Ling Tian had control over.
Finally, for the sake of secrecy, they unanimously decided to only allow the children of the elders that were present to use the medicinal liquid.
Fifth Elder Li Ting looked towards Li Nan Feng with a serious expression.
"Today, because we didn't sentence Duan Ling Tian to any punishment, Seventh Elder will surely have resentment in his heart. If he spreads the news of the Six Treasures Body Tempering Liquid, even if the Chen family and the Fang family are afraid of the Grade Seven Alchemist behind Duan Ling Tian, they will still come pressure our Li family to get a share."
"Fifth Elder is right. I know Seventh Elder very well; even if Duan Ling Tian has a Grade Seven Alchemist providing him protection, he will still not let it go easily."
Sixth Elder Li Ping fearfully said.
When he finished, he noticed Li Ting looking at him with a strange face, causing him to smile embarrassedly.
"This matter concerns the future of my son."
Although his relationship with Seventh Elder was indeed good, this matter concerned the future of his son, and so he made a choice.
All the Li family higher ups quickly made an important and secret decision.