Chapter 1073: Southern Outer Land
Translator: EndlessFantasy Translation Editor: EndlessFantasy Translation
Duan Ling Tian looked at the alchemist who doubted him and asked calmly, “Now, do you have any more questions?”
If he did not use Pill Fire to refine the pill during the last step, the pill the alchemist refined would definitely be at a higher level compared to the other alchemist in terms of purity.
However, the results would be reversed if they refined the pills using Pill Fire.
Duan Ling Tian did not intend to judge the alchemists’ abilities based entirely on the purity of their pills.
Apart from the pill’s purity, he also took the purity of the Pill Fire into consideration as well!
The higher the purity of the Pill Fire, the more potential the alchemist possessed.
He knew that from the Rebirth Martial Emperor’s memory.
Faced with Duan Ling Tian’s question, the dissatisfied Alchemist nodded at him apologetically with an embarrassed expression on his face before he flew off in defeat.
“Thank you, Elder Duan.” Meanwhile, the other alchemist felt excited since he did not expect to pass the semifinals and advance to the finals. He had also become a Lu Clan’s foreign disciple.
The participants who went through the semifinals and entered the finals in the Alchemist Competition were all accepted as Lu Clan’s foreign disciples.
“You don’t have to thank me. Your medicine refinement level is good… With your talent, you’ll definitely become a grade three alchemist in the future if you work hard,” Duan Ling Tian said as he shook his head.
“A grade three alchemist? Do you really think I’m capable of that?” The alchemist asked. His emotion was stirred.
He was currently only a grade six alchemist. He did not even dare to think about the possibility of becoming a grade three alchemist prior to this.
“That depends on whether you’re willing to put in the effort… You should exit the stage and wait for the finals,” Duan Ling Tian said.
“Yes.” The alchemist retreated respectfully when he heard Duan Ling Tian’s words.
Meanwhile, all the eyes that were looking at Duan Ling Tian were filled with respect.
He was a real grade one alchemist!
With just a few words, he changed the fate of the alchemist who seemed like he was at the losing end. Due to Duan Ling Tian, the alchemist managed to pass the semifinals and advance to the finals.
“What was recorded in the handbook our ancestor passed down is true… Grade one alchemists are really extraordinary!” A Lu Clan elder exclaimed.
Duan Ling Tian’s technique had totally convinced him.
“Of course! Are there even any grade one alchemists who are not extraordinary in regards to the Medicine Refinement Dao?” Another Lu Clan elder said.
What Duan Ling Tian did earlier did not only earn him the admiration from the alchemists participating in the Alchemist Competition, it also earned him the admiration from everyone in Lu Clan and their Clan Leader, Lu Rui.
Ever since that incident, nobody dared to doubt Duan Ling Tian anymore.
The Alchemist Competition’s semifinals ended successfully. Only the thirty most outstanding alchemists remained.
However, most of the alchemists who were eliminated did not leave. Instead, they were waiting excitedly for the finals to begin.
It was undoubtedly a great opportunity for them to learn.
It was rare to be in the presence of so many outstanding alchemists. It was possible they would receive enlightenment from one of the alchemists and deepen their comprehension of the Medicine Refinement Dao.
The finals carried on as planned.
The thirty Lu Clan’s foreign disciples climbed on stage one after another while Duan Ling Tian continued his task as the main judge.
With Duan Ling Tian’s grade one alchemist identity, the other judges, including Lu Sou, stood watching from afar and did not dare to interrupt.
Time continued to pass as the thirty alchemists began to refine their pills.
Meanwhile, Duan Ling Tian commented on the pills each of the alchemists refined. No matter how long or short the comment was, all the alchemists were satisfied with the result.
Duan Ling Tian’s knowledge of the Medicine Refinement Dao shocked everyone again when he was commenting on the participants’ pills.
“It seems like our Lu Clan has hit the jackpot this time… I’m afraid the average grade one alchemist is not even worthy of picking up Elder Duan’s shoes when it comes to the theory of Medicine Refinement Dao!” The Clan Leader of Lu Clan was a grade two alchemist. He could not suppress his emotion after seeing how knowledgeable Duan Ling Tian was.
His low voice was heard by everyone in the Lu Clan, and it stunned them.
“Clan Leader…. Do you mean even Guild Master Cheng from the Alchemist Guild’s Main Guild in the Southern Outer Land is not as good Elder Duan when it comes to Medicine Refinement Dao’s theory?” Lu Yuan stared with his small eyes as shock appeared on his plump face.
“I’ve visited Guild Master Cheng a few times for advice… Although he’s also a grade one alchemist, he’s not as thorough as Elder Duan in regards to Medicine Refinement Dao,” Lu Rui answered.
All of a sudden, everyone in the Lu Clan fell silent once again.
Naturally, they knew who Guild Master Cheng was.
It was the Guild Master of the Alchemist Guild’s Main Guild in the Southern Outer Lands on Cloud Continent. He was a respectable grade one alchemist.
Ruo Shui River in the Cloud Continent acted as the demarcation line and separated the Inner Land and the Outer Land.
The Northern Mountain Land, where Lu Clan was situated, was located in the southern side of the Outer Land in Cloud Continent. The area was also called the Southern Outer Land.
The Darkhan Dynasty where Duan Ling Tian was from and the Northern Mountain Land were both located on the Southern Outer Land.
“Back then, I only know of a grade one alchemist in the Southern Outer Land, and that was Guild Master Cheng! It seems like that’s no longer the case.”
“Yes. Who knew there’s such a monstrous grade one alchemist like Elder Duan in the Southern Outer Land! I wonder how much younger Elder Duan is compared to Guild Master Cheng.”
“He’s young, but his medicine refinement level is high… Moreover, even Clan Leader who has spoken to Guild Master Cheng before thinks that Guild Master Cheng’s not as good as Elder Duan.”
The Lu Clan’s elders whispered among themselves. Soon after, their eyes simultaneously landed on the purple silhouette in the distant.
That young man had become even more unpredictable in their eyes now.
“Duan Ling Tian…” Lu Bai still wore a big smile on his face. Ever since Duan Ling Tian revealed his grade one alchemist identity, Lu Bai had only been smiling apart from feeling shocked.
He did not expect Duan Ling Tian whom he was worried might be killed by Lu Clan not long ago would become the most popular person in the clan in just a blink of an eye.
The Lu Clan Guardian Elder, Lu Zhi looked at Lu Rui and asked solemnly, “Clan Leader, since you’ve so much high praise for Elder Duan… Do you have the confidence to break through to a grade one alchemist with his advice?”
Lu Rui, the Clan Leader of Lu Clan, showcased outstanding medicine refinement talent since he was young. He was known as the person most likely to become a grade one alchemist within a hundred years.
“It’s possible.” Lu Rui’s eyes were sparkling with anticipation.
‘Gasp! Gasp! Gasp! Gasp! Gasp!’
Lu Rui’s words caused everyone to gasp.
Everyone, including the Lu Clan’s three Guardian Elders, gasped.
Lu Rui’s response completely surprised them.
Their eyes lit up when they looked at Duan Ling Tian again.
They were looking at him as though they were looking at an extremely rare art piece.
However, Duan Ling Tian who was busy inspecting the participating alchemists did not notice the staring eyes.
Soon after, he came out with the thirty rankings for the alchemists.
None of the thirty alchemists had any objections regarding the ranking.
“Elder Lu Sou, I’ll hand over the rest to you,” Duan Ling Tian said to Lu Sou when he was done and returned to Xiong Quan’s side.
Lu Sou responded without further delay. He looked at the thirty alchemists and prepared to give out the rewards the Lu Clan had promised earlier.
However, somebody could not help but ask before Lu Sou had a chance to speak. “I wonder if the top three participants of the Alchemist Competition will be getting advice from Elder Duan?”
Based on the Lu Clan’s rewards in the past, the top three participants in the Alchemist Competition would get advice from the Lu Clan’s grade two alchemists.
Now that Lu Clan had a grade one alchemist who was knowledgeable in medicine refinement as an Interim Advisor, it made the top three participants excited.
The person who asked the question was the participant who ranked second in the Alchemist Competition.
“Being greedy isn’t a good thing,” Lu Sou said as he stared deeply into the alchemist’s eyes. However, he did not give a confirmed answer. Instead, he turned around to look at the Clan Leader, Lu Rui.
“Elder Duan’s come a long way. I’m sure he’s exhausted… Lu Bai, bring Elder Duan and his companion to rest,” Lu Rui said to Lu Bai. He seemed unaware of Lu Sou’s gaze that was directed at him.
“Yes,” Lu Bai responded respectfully before he looked at Duan Ling Tian and Xiong Quan.
“Xiong Quan, let’s go,” Duan Ling Tian said to Xiong Quan and left with Lu Bai with the ice coffin in tow. He looked at everyone from the Lu Clan before he left. He nodded and smiled at them as a sign of respect.
All the Lu Clan’s senior officials, including the three Guardian Elders, smiled in response to Duan Ling Tian. They did not dare to delay any further.
This Elder Duan was like a precious gem to them. A gem that could help them produce another grade one alchemist in the Lu Clan.
Duan Ling Tian’s departure disappointed the top three alchemists in the Alchemist Competition.
“Work hard after joining the Lu Clan, and fight your way to stand out in the clan… At that time, you might be able to receive Elder Duan’s advice,” Lu Rui said calmly as he looked at the thirty Lu Clan’s foreign disciples.
What Lu Rui said made the thirty alchemists’ eyes brighten and filled their faces with anticipation.
However, the senior officials in Lu Clan knew very well that with Elder Duan’s medicine refinement level that high enough to even advice their Clan Leader, even the other grade two alchemists in Lu Clan would have to wait for their turn for Elder Duan’s advice.
Apart from a few grade two alchemists, there was still a group of grade three alchemists in the Lu Clan.
It was more difficult than aiming for the sky for those little fellows who had just joined Lu Clan to receive advice from Elder Duan.