Chapter 22: Thunder Flame Pill
Translator: / KurazyTolanzuraytor Editor: Lucas
They arrived at the Li family estate.
"Young Master, because you... did that to the Fang family member... nothing will happen, right?"
As the young girl looked at the youth beside her, an expression of worry emerged on her immature and delicate face.
"Ke Er, don't worry; nothing will happen. You saw what happened. It wasn't my fault; if he didn't force me by saying he would kill me, I wouldn't have killed him."
The youth shook his head and laughed.
As the formidable Weapon Specialist from his previous life, he had his own set of rules:
If someone does not offend me, then I will not offend them!
But if someone offends me, then I will return it tenfold, hundredfold, or even a thousand fold!
The instant Fang Quan threatened to kill him, Duan Ling Tian saw Fang Quan as a dead man walking.
"Tian, what did you do to the Fang family members this time?"
Duan Ling Tian and Ke Er had just entered the house when they saw Li Rou walking towards them.
"Mom, it's nothing."
Duan Ling Tian smiled faintly as he said this. He knew that his mother had overheard him speaking to Ke Er.
"Tell me the truth!"
Li Rou frowned. Her clear eyes narrowed into the shape of a crescent moon; it was obvious that she was not easy to fool.
"It's really nothing. It was just one of the Fang family members being naive, threatening to kill me..."
Duan Ling Tian embarrassedly touched his nose as he slowly said this.
"Who is so brave to actually dare to threaten to kill my son?!"
He wasn't even able to finish his sentence before Li Rou flew off the handle!
Rage emerged from her eyes, and her voice sounded slightly icy cold...
"I think he was the Fang family medicine store's junior manager, a guy called Fang Quan. But I've already taken care of him, so you don't need to worry, mom."
Duan Ling Tian lightly smiled.
"Fang Quan? Fang Tao's son?"
Li Rou frowned.
She quickly remembered that this Fang Quan was the son of the Fang family medicine store's manager, Fang Tao.
Although his natural talent in the Martial Dao was only average, he was still a young man barely over the age of twenty.
For someone at his age to hold a grudge against her only fifteen year old son, and even threatening to kill her son...
For a time, an unending wave of rage arose in her heart!
"Tian, he didn't injure you, right?"
Li Rou glanced at Duan Ling Tian from head to toe, asking with deep concern.
The manner at which she spoke made it clear that if Duan Ling Tian was injured, she would go get even with Fang Quan.
"Mom, there isn't even a scratch on me. If you don't believe me, you can ask Ke Er. He didn't even touch me."
Duan Ling Tian's heart felt warm as he shook his head.
Li Rou looked towards Ke Er, who instantly started nodding like a chick pecking on grain.
At the beginning, she too was worried that the young master might suffer a loss.
But in the end, even though she didn't look back, she was faintly aware of what happened to the Fang family member.
Now that she thought about it again, the young girl's delicate face turned slightly pale. She was obviously frightened.
"Kr Er, why does your face look so bad. Are you sick?"
Li Rou asked with a concerned expression when she noticed the young girl's pale face.
She had long ago regarded Ke Er as her future daughter in law, so her concern for Ke Er was no less than that of her son.
The young girl lightly shook her head, her expression easing up.
"Come, I'll carry you back to your room to rest..."
Seeing his mom carry the young girl to her room, Duan Ling Tian's eyes slightly narrowed.
In his opinion, Ke Er having this sort of reaction was normal. After all, she wasn't the same as him.
To him, someone who had once lived a life filled with bloodshed and battle, murder was an ordinary occurrence; the feeling of taking another's life was something he had long ago become numb towards.
After putting the materials in his room, Duan Ling Tian greeted his mother before going out.
He went to see Grand Elder Li Huo.
"Kid, I don't think now is the time of our appointment. What did you come see me for?"
Li Huo's eyes narrowed as he looked at Duan Ling Tian while he asked this.
"Grand Elder, I've come to request your help in refining some medicinal pills."
Duan Ling Tian stated his purpose.
"Oh? What medicinal pill do you want?
Li Huo laughed.
"The Thunder Flame Pill."
Duan Ling Tian's gaze became focused as he slowly said this.
"Kid, although the Thunder Flame Pill is a type of Body Tempering stage medicinal pill, it's much more valuable and rare. Moreover, I've only ever heard of the Thunder Flame Pill, and I don't have the method to refine one."
Li Huo's expression dulled for a moment before he started laughing bitterly.
"Grand Elder, if I give you the medicinal formula, would you be able to refine one?"
Duan Ling Tian asked with a smile. He made nothing of what Li Huo had said.
"You... you're willing to give me the Thunder Flame Pill's medicinal formula?"
Lu Huo's breathing started becoming short and rapid.
As an alchemist, what he desired the most was the chance to refine various types of medicinal pills so he could gain experience and thus, advance his skill in medicine refinement.
Even though he was a grade nine Alchemist, the number of medicinal pills he was capable of refining was extremely limited...
Duan Ling Tian nodded.
"Your teacher is allowing you to pass down the Thunder Flame Pill's medicinal formula to me?"
Li Huo took a deep breath as he asked this.
"My teacher said that all of the medicinal formulas that he passed down to me are mine and that I can do as I please with them. Moreover, the Thunder Flame Pill isn't really rare; there are quite a few alchemists around the Cloud Continent who know how to refine one."
Duan Ling Tian lightly smiled.
Not really rare?
After hearing what Duan Ling Tian said, the corners of Li Huo's mouth twitched.
Although quite a few alchemists knew how to refine the Thunder Flame Pill, which alchemist wasn't the type to cherish things of little value simply because it was their own?
Even if they could write down the medicinal formula of the Thunder Flame Pill, they would still be unwilling to share it with others.
Even in the larger cities outside of Fresh Breeze Town, the Thunder Flame Pill's medicinal formula was priceless.
The Thunder Flame Pill is a medicinal pill exclusive to Body Tempering martial artists. Once consumed, the body will have to endure the pain of thunder and flames bursting forth within the body, thus stimulating the body's potential.
If consumed together with a Body Tempering Pill, the speed of cultivation would even increase to twice the speed of only consuming Body Tempering Pills!
"Kid, thank you."
Li Huo abruptly stood up and bowed deeply towards Duan Ling Tian.
To an alchemist, the medicinal formula to a rare medicinal pill was more important than their lives.
"Grand Elder, there's no need to act this way. I'm only passing down the medicinal formula to you due to selfish reasons. I want to request your help in refining some Thunder Flame Pills. We are each taking what we need."
Duan Ling Tian's sword-shaped eyebrows twitched as he slowly said this.
"You can't think of it that way. Refining a Thunder Flame Pill will only consume a small amount of Origin Energy and vigor; my contribution is incomparable to yours.
Li Huo shook his head.
As far as he was concerned, the value of the Thunder Flame Pill's medicinal formula was too huge. If it could be used by the Li family disciples...
The Li family suppressing the Fang family and the Chen family could happen in the near future!
"If Grand Elder still feels it difficult to accept my proposition, you can always give me some silver."
Duan Ling Tian quirked his eyebrows and faintly smiled.
"Kid, you really care for nothing but money. Don't worry, I'll speak to the Patriarch about this matter. At that time, you'll get your share of silver."
Li Huo jokingly scolded.
He was puzzled in his heart. Why did this kid love money so much?
If Duan Ling Tian knew of Li Huo's opinion of him, he would surely give him a disdainful look...
From the memories of Rebirth Martial Emperor, Duan Ling Tian knew that regardless of it being medicine refinement, weapon crafting, or inscriptions, they were professions that virtually burned through money.
Since he was only at the Body Tempering stage now, the expenses weren't high for the moment.
But once he breaks through to the Core Formation stage and develops his Origin Energy, he will need to start refining medicine and crafting weapons.
At that time, the materials will cost hefty sums; they could even be considered a bottomless pits.
Besides weapon crafting and medicine refinement, the inscriptions that require Origin Energy to assist in the engraving will also require various rare materials!
After writing down the medicinal formula of the Thunder Flame Pill and passing it to Grand Elder Li Huo, Duan Ling Tian said his farewells and took his leave.
On the way out, he didn't forget to remind Li Huo.
"Grand Elder, I'll be counting on you to get the materials for the Thunder Flame Pill. I've been really poor recently, so I really can't afford those materials."
Duan Ling Tian fled as soon as he finished speaking, only leaving his gradually receding figure to the stunned Li Huo.
"This kid took a thousand silver from me yesterday, but he still cries poor. This kid isn't old, but he is so shameless!"
Li Huo grinned and jokingly scolded after Duan Ling Tian finally vanished from his sight.
After leaving Grand Elders Li Huo's residence, Duan Ling Tian went straight back home. He closed himself off inside his room and arranged the materials he had bought with Ke Er earlier.
Duan Ling Tian prepared these materials to conduct inscriptions.
The 'Paralyzation Inscription' Duan Ling Tian used to defeat Li Jie was only effective on martial artists below the seventh level of the Body Tempering stage, so using it on a martial artist above that level was no different than tickling them.
This time Duan Ling Tian planned to inscribe a different inscription as a preventive measure.
If he can't kill Fang Qiang in two and a half months by relying only on his own strength, then he will use this inscription as assistance to take Fang Qiang's life!
"Fang Qiang, even if you're a ninth level Body Tempering martial artist, I will certainly kill you!"
Remembering what happened the day Fang Qian injured him in the Li family's audience hall, a surging rage arose inside Duan Ling Tian's chest, and he was unable to subside it for a long time.
He and Fang Qiang were like fire and ice, so as long as Fang Qiang was alive, his heart would never feel at ease.
Just when Duan Ling Tian was about to conduct inscriptions.
Li Rou's hurried voice sounded from outside.
Duan Ling Tian's heart jerked. He was faintly able to guess what happened.
The corners of his mouth curled up into a sneer.
"The Fang family's response is really quite fast! But they still have the nerve to come here, so they must really have thick skin."
"Mom, you're looking for me?"
Duan Ling Tian pushed open his door and walked out.
Li Rou took a deep breath.
Since the Fang family's Third Elder arrived and said that her son had killed Fang Quan, her mood started to become agitated and even now she still had not calmed down.
Fang Quan was a sixth level Body Tempering martial artist.
Killed by her son?
Her son, Duan Ling Tian, who had only broken through to fourth level Body Tempering stage this morning.
After a quick inquiry.
Li Rou became aware of the sequence of events from Duan Ling Tian.
Likewise, she was made aware of the circumstances at which Duan Ling Tian killed Fang Quan, unexpectedly only using a single sword strike...
A fourth level Body Tempering martial artist killing a sixth level Body Tempering martial artist.
Slicing the throat open with a single sword strike!
Li Rou deeply understood how fearsome her son's Sword Drawing Arts were.
"Tian, why didn't you let mom know of such a huge matter?"
With a slightly displeased expression, Li Rou stared angrily at the youth.
"Mom, you didn't ask me. The Fang family members have come, right?"
Duan Ling Tian smiled embarrassedly.
"Yes, the Fang family's Third Elder, Fang Xing, and the Fang family medicine store manager, Fang Tao, have come together. They are urging the Patriarch to hand you over to them... Tian, don't worry; since we are in the right, not to mention only two of them have come, even if the Fang family's Patriarch, Fang Yi, comes in person, he can't do anything to you!"
Li Rou gave Duan Ling Tian a shot in the arm.
But she quickly realized that Duan Ling Tian did not seem the least bit worried; he was even more composed than her.
She seemed to have thought of something, so her willow shaped eyebrows frowned and her heart started.
"This should be the first time Tian has killed someone, but why do you seem so tranquil?"