With every step she took, her hips swayed, her hair fluttered, and her loose alchemist robe failed to hide her seductive body.
Sorceress An Sheng leisurely walked up the stage with elegant steps. She narrowed her eyes and looked at Bu Fang, who was carrying his giant signboard.
The corners of her mouth curled upwards, and a glimmer of light flickered within her eyes. She gazed at him so intently, it was as though she had fallen into a trance.
The audience was about to go crazy...
None of them had thought that Sorceress An Sheng would appear on the stage so soon. Furthermore, her opponent was the public enemy of all alchemists-someone who was in the limelight lately. Never would the members of the audience have guessed that Bu Fang would face An Sheng in the competition of the top 100. However, that was what had occurred.
"Are my eyes playing tricks on me? The opponent of my Goddess An is actually the darkest horse in the Magical Hand Conference!"
"Amazing! This is really exciting!"
"I was originally rooting for the chef. I really want to see that dark horse create another miracle, but... I don't want Goddess An to lose!"
The cheers from the audience did not cease. They were all so excited that their faces were flushed.
The audience members who supported Bu Fang were no longer loyal to their cause; the moment they realized that Sorceress An Sheng was Bu Fang's opponent, they began to support her instead. Thunderous roars erupted from the stands, amplified by the soaring emotions of the hot-blooded men in the audience.
"Do your best Goddess An! F*ck this smelly chef up!"
"Goddess An, you are my idol! You have to win!"
"Evil can't defeat justice, after all! Goddess An, you have to get justice for us alchemists! F*ck him up really bad!"
The roars from the audience did not cease, and they all seemed to echo their support for the same person. They were all supporting Sorceress An Sheng; no one cheered for Bu Fang.
Was that the power of beauty?
Every gaze was focused on the first stage, and every mouth was screaming An Sheng's name.
The momentum emanating from the audience was so imposing that one would pee in their pants if they did not possess a strong heart.
At the table of the judicators, Grand Master Gu He looked around, with a smile, feeling quite satisfied. As his disciple, An Sheng, had garnered so much support from the audience, it impacted positively on his reputation because he was her teacher.
"Hehe... Old Gu, An Sheng is your disciple right? Her popularity is through the roof!" Grand Master Yao Guang from Heavenly Shine City lightly said as he turned his head and glanced at Gu He, whose mouth was about to split from smiling too much.
"Not too bad; that girl has a great body. That's why she has attracted everyone's attention. As for her alchemy skills... it's a little worse than Mu Bai's and the others'," Gu He said with a smile. He was now grinning so broadly that his eyes seemed like lines.
"Mu Bai and the other little geniuses are the future of our Pill Palace. Although this little lass, An Sheng, is pretty good, she still needs a lot of practice."
"Haven't you noticed? The opponent of that lass An Sheng... It seems he is the chef who has been causing a huge commotion the past few days," Grand Master Xuan Ming looked over at the conversing grandmasters and said.
Although Bu Fang was only a chef, he was still someone from Heavenly Mist City. Hence, the grandmaster had to pay attention to him and not neglect him.
The number of contestants from the Heavenly Mist City who advanced into the top 100 was very little. A chef from their city had caused an upset and entered the top 100; it was a development that brought excitement to Heavenly Mist City.
"It... It's really him!"
"It seems this is the end of the road for this dark house. For him to meet An Sheng, tsk tsk..."
"Oh ho, this isn't bad! It's time for An Sheng to stop this chef from going any further. She can crush his spirit right here since he dared to challenge the noble art that is alchemy," many judicators said.
Grand Master Xuan Ming was speechless.
"Owner Bu... please go easy on me. This big sister is afraid that you'll hurt me."
Sorceress An Sheng, who was standing in front of Bu Fang, had a smile on her face. When she raised her head, her lush lips parted slightly, and a charming voice escaped her mouth, closely followed by a faint fragrance. The chief judge, who was also in charge of the arena, had an awkward look on his face when he witnessed the scene.
This woman... She was basically a disaster!
That's right! The judicator for this match was the chief judge who had eaten Bu Fang's dishes twice. He had volunteered to be the judge for this match because he had already been completely captivated by Bu Fang's cooking.
"Oh... I will restrain myself," Bu Fang replied with an expressionless face.
Sorceress An Sheng was shocked for a moment. The chief judge was stunned as well.
You actually f*cking replied her seriously? This woman was obviously teasing you! How can you take her words seriously?
The chief judge was at a loss for words.
Sorceress An Sheng began to giggle. The twin peaks on her chest bounced without stopping.
The audience reacted to the scene with cries of excitement.
Their eyes were opened wide, and they screamed at the top of their lungs; after all, the scene in front of them was enough to cause them to bleed from their noses.
They watched Sorceress An Sheng raise her leg and walk closer to Bu Fang. Her wavy hair fell past her shoulders as she stood on her tiptoes. She leaned close to Bu Fang and exhaled a breath of fragrant air into his ear.
The intimate scene caused the audience to shriek with excitement even more!
The chief judge was stunned for a moment, but he was quick to get himself and hurriedly coughed. This stage was for the competition, not for people to show their love for each other.
"This... please return to your respective bronze platforms. We are about to start the competition," the chief judge said.
Sorceress An Sheng hopped backward when she heard the chief judge's words. As she backed away, she had a beautiful smile which mesmerized the audience.
Bu Fang gave her a placid glance, and the corners of his mouth curled upwards. He raised his giant signboard with one arm and turned around. Then, he walked toward the bronze platform that was allocated to him.
"That woman... is she crazy? Whispering that softly... what was she even saying?" Bu Fang was speechless. When An Sheng leaned close to his ear, she did not say a single word. He did not know what she was playing at.
Bu Fang placed the giant signboard onto his bronze platform with a loud bang, then turned to face the audience.
The projection array captured that scene and displayed it at all the Pill Cities.
Both Heavenly Pill City and Heavenly Shine City saw the suggestive scene that had just happened in Heavenly Mist City.
The scene made the spectators in the other Pill Cities raise an uproar!
The three words, "Cloud Mist Restaurant", appeared in the Pill Cities for the first time.
Sorceress An Sheng walked to the bronze platform that was assigned to her, and a serious expression instantly appeared on her face.
Her opponent was Bu Fang-someone she knew had some skills-so she did not dare slack off. It was not an exaggeration to say that the dishes Bu Fang cooked were comparable to her elixirs.
There was even a trace of fear in her heart that she would be eliminated in this round...
Hence, a sense of crisis washed over her.
She waved her hand, and a buzzing sound permeated the air. A shadow flickered, and a bronze furnace crashed onto her bronze platform with a loud bang. This alchemy furnace had a mysterious structure. There were many lines which were carved onto its surface. It looked simple and imposing.
She raised her head and looked at Bu Fang, who was standing in place in the distance, and he seemed to be in a daze. Then she heaved in a deep breathe of air and took out a pink piece of cloth. She used it to tie up her wavy hair. It seemed as though she was used to tying up her hair.
Sorceress An Sheng let out a light breath and began to refine her elixir.
Her slender fingers formed a few seals, and she instantly fired out several handprints. Her handprints were filled with true qi, and they bombarded the furnace, causing it to shake. The lines inscribed on the furnace began to move as though they had come alive.
Fire control technique!
Green flames suddenly lit up on An Sheng's hands, and everyone watching sucked in deep breathes of cold air.
The fire in her hand burned at an extremely high temperature. Although it wasn't a Heaven and Earth Obsidian Flame, the green flame's temperature wasn't far from that of a Heaven and Earth Obsidian Flame. They only thing An Sheng's fire lacked was intelligence.
With a loud blast, the green flames surged into the sky. On its ascent, the flames seemed to pierce the heavens as though it turned into a warbler. The green flames promptly rushed back into the alchemy furnace. Its entry was so forcefully, it seemed as though it would explode inside the furnace.
After An Sheng demonstrated her cool fire control technique, the audience cheered. They enjoyed watching how alchemists controled flames.
When the audience saw the green flames dancing about, they felt as though they were admiring a beautiful painting.
The flames raged on, and green light illuminated the surrounding. The temperature in the furnace kept rising.
As the temperature in the furnace rose, An Sheng raised her hand and took out different kinds of spirit herbs from her spatial tool.
She placed each spirit herbs onto the bronze platform, which was soon filled to the brim.
When the audience detected the spirit energy emanating from the high-level spirit herbs, their eyes widened; they had found it incredible!
The levels of these herbs were too high! From this, they could tell that the elixir An Sheng wanted to refine would not be an ordinary one. It was possible that she wanted to refine a two-mark spirit pill!
Furthermore, it may not be an ordinary two-mark spirit pill but a superior two-mark spirit pill.
Did she really plan to refine such a high-level pill in the first round of the top 100?
Goddess An... Had she gone crazy?
No one understood her intentions. They felt as though their view of the world was refreshed. Could An Sheng be taking that chef seriously?
The chief judge sucked in a deep breath of cold air. When he looked at the ingredients An Sheng would use to refine elixir, his pupils dilated.
He was a three-cloud alchemist, and he could tell the elixir that An Sheng planned to refine...
"She is going to refine a two-mark spirit pill, the Wind and Cloud Breaking Pill!"
The chief judge found it incredible that An Sheng planned to refine such a pill. He looked at her and saw that she had a dignified expression on her face.
Her serious expression... made the chief judge feel extremely pressured.
It seemed Sorceress An Sheng was taking that seriously! Taking the round seriously was probably the correct decision.
The chef she was up against was no ordinary chef. Being able to charge into the top 100 showed that the chef was extraordinary.
The chief judge still missed the taste of Bu Fang's dishes. Even though the dishes were delicious, the chief judge was more surprised about the terrifying effects of the dishes; they were all ridiculously good. The dishes had even reached the level of spirit pills.
Thinking about it... What did it mean for a dish to be at the same level a spirit pill was?
It meant that this chef was at the same level as a one-cloud alchemist!
As Sorceress An Sheng concentrated on her preparations, Bu Fang woke from his reverie with a start. He turned and began to prepare for the dish he planned to cook.
Green smoke twirled around his hand, and the Golden Dragon Bone Kitchen Knife and the Black Turtle Constellation Wok appeared. The Black Turtle Constellation Wok landed on the bronze platform with a loud bang, which caused the platform to tremble.
After taking out the knife and the wok, Bu Fang brought out a wire mesh and several crystals of fine color from the system's dimensional storage.
He placed the crystals into the Black Turtle Constellation Wok and laid the wire mesh atop the wok, then he moved away to prepare other things.
Bu fang began to take out different ingredients from the system's dimensional storage. Every time he took out a different ingredient, the audience would murmur in astonishment. Some people in the audience even sucked in cold breaths of air!
"What is this chef trying to do? He filled the wok up with crystals... How is he going to cook? Is he messing around?"
"This seems weird... Could it be that he will not be cooking anything?"
"Didn't you guys look at the ingredients he took out? They seem to be high-grade ingredients!"
The audience members wore muddled expressions on their faces. Even the chief judge looked confused. He had no idea what Bu Fang planned to do...
After placing his ingredients onto his bronze platform, Bu Fang clapped both of his hands once and breathed out lightly.
"The preparations are done... The mighty barbeque is about to begin."
The corners of Bu Fang's mouth curled upwards, and right in front of the shocked expressions of the audience members, he spat out a mouthful of golden Heaven and Earth Obsidian Flames.
The Heaven and Earth Obsidian Flames entered the bottom of the Black Turtle Constellation Wok, and the crystals within the wok instantly turned bright red. It was obvious that they had been heated to a high temperature. Dense spirit energy and a wave of hot air began to surge outward!