Chapter 46: Misty Forest
Translator: / KurazyTolanzuraytor Editor: Lucas
Based on Duan Ling Tian's past estimations, five pounds of Fifty-Year-Old Blood Lingzhi concocted into Blood Lingzhi Body Refinement Liquid would be able to supply himself and Ke Er for two months.
But now his mother was using it as well, and as the three of them didn't intentionally restrict their usage, the speed at which the Blood Lingzhi Body Refinement Liquid was expended increased significantly.
After a month's time, the five pounds of Blood Lingzhi was completely expended.
Of course, the expenditure without reservation did provide great returns.
Besides his defensive martial skill, Greater Teleportation, being cultivated to the Initial Stage, Ke Er and his mother both cultivated their defensive martial skill, Stealth Substitution, to the Initial Stage as well.
When any one of the three of them circulated their defensive martial skill, people of the same cultivation level who executed high grade Profound Rank martial skills at the Initial Stage, middle grade Profound Rank martial skills at the Mastery Stage, or even low grade Profound Rank martial skill at the Perfection Stage would be unable to do any harm to them.
Of course, the precondition to this was that the opponent didn't use any weapon to execute their martial skills.
If the opponent used a weapon, then it would be an entirely different story.
He once again made a trip to the trade market to buy another eight pounds of Blood Lingzhi. Duan Ling Tian's remaining silver was almost fully spent, leaving behind only a few thousand.
He originally had 130,000 silver, which he obtained in the Fresh Breeze Town's Li Family. The money was considered payment for his Thunder Flame Pill medicinal formula and the middle grade Profound Rank movement technique, Swift Wind Steps.
After purchasing Blood Lingzhi twice, he almost finished spending all his silver.
"I haven't even broken through to the Core Formation stage yet, but I'm almost out of silver. It's time I find a way to earn some money."
After returning home and concocting the eight pounds of Blood Lingzhi into Blood Lingzhi Body Refinement Liquid with the help of Ke Er, Duan Ling Tian started pondering.
Any random medicinal formula inside Rebirth Martial Emperor's memories had extraordinary value; they would easily able to be sold for a high price.
But he wasn't willing to do this.
A relatively common medicinal formula wouldn't sell for much.
Whereas a medicinal formula that was nearly extinct in Cloud Continent, even if it sold for a high price, the large amount of wealth would surely incur unwanted attention.
His current strength wasn't enough to handle such attention.
He was self-aware.
"I have to do this."
After thinking for a while, Duan Ling Tian finally made a decision.
In the Aurora City trade market, there were many medicine stores that sold medicinal liquids, but there were only a few stores that sold medicinal pills.
After all, only graded alchemists were able to refine medicinal pills.
Medicinal liquid, on the other hand, only required a medicinal formula, so anyone was capable of concocting some.
Duan Ling Tian brought Ke Er along to the medicine store where he bought the Blood Lingzhi from.
"Respected customer, do you need anything?" the manager enthusiastically greeted, his face glowing.
As far as he was concerned, the youth before him was a huge customer, sweeping away thirteen pounds of his Fifty Year Old Blood Lingzhi in a short month's time.
After removing his capital for obtaining his wares, the silver he earned from this youth was at least 20,000 silver.
"Manager, this time I'm not here to buy medicinal materials, but I want to put some medicinal liquid for sale here."
Duan Ling Tian proclaimed his reason for coming.
He planned to take out some of his completed Six Treasures Body Tempering Liquid to sell.
Although the Six Treasures Body Tempering Liquid was inferior to the Seven Treasures Body Tempering Liquid Duan Ling Tian used, and the medicinal effect of the Six Treasures Body Tempering Liquid was only 10% of a Body Tempering Pill, the important thing was that the Six Treasures Body Tempering Liquid was much easier to absorb compared to the Body Tempering Pill!
An ordinary Body Tempering stage martial artist, even with the help of a Thunder Flame Pill, would require ten days to absorb one Body Tempering Pill's medicinal strength.
But one portion of Six Treasures Body Tempering Liquid, if with the help of a Thunder Flame Pill, would only require half a day to be fully absorbed.
In other words, compared to consuming a Body Tempering Pill, using the Six Treasures Body Tempering Liquid to assist in cultivation would allow a Body Tempering stage martial artist's cultivation to increase by an entire 100%.
"Customer, you...you're not joking, right?"
After hearing the medicinal effects of the Six Treasures Body Tempering Liquid, the manager was stupefied.
To him, this was truly unbelievable.
If it was really as the customer before him said, then wouldn't the Six Treasures Body Tempering Liquid be able to fully take over the market of the Body Tempering Pill?
"Manager, if you aren't interested, I can look for another store."
Duan Ling Tian lightly smiled, with an expression that seemed like he was saying "I won't force you."
The manager hesitated for a moment, then he looked at the Li Clan crest on Duan Ling Tian's clothes before finally gritting his teeth. "Customer, I'll take ten portions from you to sell first, and we'll see how it goes. How about it?"
Duan Ling Tian nodded, passing over ten portions of Six Treasures Body Tempering Liquid to the Manager.
"Customer, how much should each portion be sold for?"
The manager inquired.
"A Body Tempering Pill is one hundred silver, correct? Manager, sell these ten portions of Six Treasures Body Tempering Liquid for one hundred and ten silver each. You'll get ten silver for each sale. How about it?"
The manager's pupils constricted.
After all, a portion of the Six Treasures Body Tempering Liquid only had a medicinal effect of a tenth of what a Body Tempering Pill had.
Even Ke Er was shocked. She knew that the cost of the medicinal materials needed to concoct the Six Treasures Body Tempering Liquid.
A portion of the Six Treasures Body Tempering Liquid required medicinal materials cost not even a silver coin.
This was extremely profitable!
"Manager, when you sell the Six Treasures Body Tempering Liquid for me, I only have one request: don't let anyone know that it was I who entrusted them to you to be sold."
After glancing deeply at the manager for a moment, Duan Ling Tian and Ke Er left.
"Ten portions of Six Treasures Body Tempering Liquid's medicinal effect was only comparable to one Body Tempering Pill, but it requires 1,100 silver... A similar medicinal effect as a Body Tempering Pill, but the cost is a whole eleven times of a Body Tempering Pill."
Looking at the youth and young girl from afar, the manager had a complicated expression.
After leaving the medicine store, Duan Ling Tian and Ke Er didn't return to the Li Clan Estate.
They instead went to buy two horses, and ventured out of Aurora City.
Their destination: Misty Forest!
Exiting from the north city gate, the youth's and the young girl's horse's galloped forward.
On the way, the young girl inquired curiously, "Young Master, you set such a high price for the Six Treasures Body Tempering Liquid; will anyone actually buy it?"
"Ke Er, let me ask you: if you had 10,000 silver, would you buy yourself a Body Tempering Pill or some Six Treasures Body Tempering Liquid?"
Duan Ling Tian didn't directly answer the young girl, but instead replied with a question.
"Six Treasures Body Tempering Liquid!"
The young girl replied instantly without a need to ponder.
Although the price for the Six Treasures Body Tempering Liquid was ten times that of a Body Tempering Pill, the absorption of the medicinal effect had a speed that was double that of the Body Tempering Pill.
Using the Six Treasures Body Tempering Liquid to assist in cultivation would provide double the increase in speed as compared to a Body Tempering Pill!
The young girl finally understood.
But there was still a question in her heart.
"Young master, you set such a high price for the Six Treasures Body Tempering Liquid; I'm afraid not many people could afford to use it, right?" the young girl inquired.
Duan Ling Tian nodded.
The young girl was even more puzzled.
"Ke Er, think about it; if I set the price of the Six Treasures Body Tempering Liquid beneath the price of a Body Tempering Pill, would there be anyone who would buy Body Tempering Pills? At that time, not to mention it would affect the market of the Body Tempering Pills, it would initiate a series of adverse effects."
"Even I don't have the time to concoct that much Six Treasures Body Tempering Liquid... so I'm only entering the high-end market. As for the people who are unwilling to buy the Six Treasures Body Tempering Liquid, they can continue to buy the Body Tempering Pills," Duan Ling Tian explained.
"Young Master is so intelligent."
The young girl felt enlightened.
"Ke Er, once we enter the Misty Forest, no matter what happens, do not leave my line of sight," Duan Ling Tian said, with a serious expression.
The young girl hurriedly nodded.
Their horses galloped forward. Three hours later, Duan Ling Tian was finally able to see the Misty Forest.
The Misty Forest is a primeval forest north of Aurora City, situated in the middle of three cities which included Aurora City.
There would normally be many martial artists from the three cities who would enter deep into this primeval forest, hunting wild animals and ferocious beasts.
The outer area of the Misty Forest is occupied by some fierce wild animals.
Once the inner area is reached, only then can fierce beasts be encountered.
Fierce beasts are unlike wild animals. Because of certain reasons, they transform into demons and undergo variation, so their strength is extremely terrifying.
The weaker fierce beasts are comparable to a Core Formation martial artist, whereas the stronger fierce beasts are even comparable to an Origin Core martial artist.
A Body Tempering Stage martial artist is only able to go around the outer area and hunt some wild animals.
Duan Ling Tian had two objectives for coming to the Misty Forest.
The first, earn money!
The second, to temper Ke Er!
In the Misty Forest, some of the stronger wild animals have fur and some body parts that are worth quite a high price.
For example, hunting an adult rhinoceros.
The rhinoceros' thick skin and hide can be sold to weapon stores to be forged into a type of defensive armor.
The rhinoceros' penis, on the other hand, is a tonic for men, able to be sold to medicine stores.
The two combined would be worth more than three hundred silver.
Moreover, an adult rhinoceros wasn't even the wild animal that was the fiercest or had the most value in the entire Misty Forest...
The type of wild animals Duan Ling Tian was aiming for were wild animals like tigers, leopards, jackals, and wolves. The wild animals that stood at the top of the food chain; only by hunting these types of wild animals would he be able to earn large amounts of silver while allowing Ke Er to get the tempering and training she needed.
Although Ke Er was at the eighth level of the Body Tempering stage and had sparred with Duan Ling Tian on many occasions, she has never experienced a battle where life and death were on the line.
As far as Duan Ling Tian was concerned, if a martial artist wanted to become formidable, he or she had to experience the test of fire and blood.
Just like the weapons specialists of his previous life!
He knew quite a few weapons specialists during his previous life, and each one of those weapons specialists had been through battlefields and mountains of corpses and seas of blood.
Maybe their strength was inferior to the current Ke Er's, but in a life and death battle with her, the one that dies would definitely not be them.
To Duan Ling Tian, on this world, besides his mother, Ke Er was the closest person to him.
He hoped that Ke Er would have the strength to protect herself.
He wouldn't be able to always be by her side.
After helping the horses settle down outside of the Misty Forest, Duan Ling Tian brought the young girl along as he entered the Misty Forest.
Spirit Serpent Movement Technique!
Duan Ling Tian took the lead.
Profound Rippling Steps!
The young girl followed behind.
After a month's cultivation, the young girl successfully cultivated her movement technique to the Rudiments Stage, and only a short distance away from the Initial Stage.
Duan Ling Tian and the young girl quickly encountered some prey.
Adult wild wolves.
A total of ten.
An adult wild wolf's strength was comparable to a martial artist at the sixth level of the Body Tempering stage.
Of course, the most terrifying part of its body was its jagged teeth.
If a sixth level Body Tempering martial artist were to be accidentally bitten in the neck, no matter how strong the defensive martial skill was, there would only be a slim chance of survival.