Chapter 1077: Soul Fixing Root
Translator: EndlessFantasy Translation Editor: EndlessFantasy Translation
However, the old man was at most a First Stage Martial Monarch.
Through the memory of the Rebirth Martial Emperor’s two reincarnations, Duan Ling Tian could roughly discern this.
Lu Bai was confused when he saw Duan Ling Tian suddenly halted his movement. Lu Bai came to a stop as well and asked curiously, “Why? Is something wrong?”
“Nothing’s wrong.” When Duan Ling Tian heard Lu Bai’s words, he returned to his senses and shook his head.
He decided not to reveal his discovery to Lu Bai.
If Lu Bai knew Lu Song had a Martial Monarch following him, he would definitely be unhappy.
After all, he had to get rid of this stumbling block, Lu Song, if he wanted the position of the next Clan Leader of Lu Clan.
He might feel dejected If he knew there was a Martial Monarch protecting Lu Song.
Lu Bai did not continue to press the matter even though he was puzzled when he saw Duan Ling Tian still looked contemplative even after he regained his senses.
He could see Duan Ling Tian was unwilling to say anything so he did not intend to force Duan Ling Tian to say it out loud.
Soon after, Duan Ling Tian entered the magnificent and tall mansion before he walked into the main hall of the residence under Lu Bai’s guidance.
There was already somebody waiting in the main hall. It was Lu Rui, the Clan Leader of Lu Clan.
“Clan Leader,” Duan Ling Tian greeted Lu Rui with a smile. He did not bow like Lu Bai did.
Lu Rui would definitely be unhappy if someone else behaved that way. However, this person was none other than Duan Ling Tian. Not only did he feel it was justified for him to act that way, he even smiled as he responded, “Elder Duan.”
“Elder Duan, I’ve read through a few ancient books and finally found some text records about the two medicinal materials you’re looking for… These two days, I’ve searched many times in our Lu Clan’s treasure vault and finally found a few medicinal materials similar to their characteristics. I just don’t know if they are what you’re looking for.” Lu Rui did not beat around the bush.
“A few?” Duan Ling Tian’s eyes brightened instantly when he heard Lu Rui’s words. He asked urgently, “Clan Leader, I wonder if it’s possible for you to show me those few medicinal materials so I can identify them?”
There was a hint of excitement in Duan Ling Tian’s words.
In his opinion, there was a high chance the materials might be among the medicinal materials Lu Rui found since there were a few of them.
“Of course.” Lu Rui lifted his hand and took out seven types of medicinal materials.
Three of them were root-shaped herbs that looked like some variations of a ginseng.
The other four medicinal material were leaf-shaped herbs.
“Elder Duan, have a loo… Huh? They’re not what you’re looking for?” Lu Rui was about to hand over the seven medicinal materials to Duan Ling Tian when he lifted his head and saw Duan Ling Tian sighed in disappointment.
He knew what his expression meant.
“Exactly.” Duan Ling Tian nodded. With a wry smile, he said, “There’s no Soul Fixing Root and Soul Stabilizing Grass among these medicinal materials. However, I would still like to thank Clan Leader for going to so much trouble for me.” Duan Ling Tian showed an expression of gratitude.
“You flatter me, Elder Duan,” Lu Rui replied. “My understanding about these Soul Fixing Root and Soul Stabilizing Grass is only limited to the rough text record in the ancient books. Even if I see them, I might not be able to recognize them. There are still a few medicinal materials that match the descriptions of the two precious treasures in the text records in our Lu Clan’s treasure vault, but I didn’t bring them out. Perhaps, you’d like to make a trip with me to the treasure vault and have a look at them yourself, Elder Duan?” Lu Rui suggested in the end.
“Then, I must thank you in advance, Clan Leader.” Duan Ling Tian’s reply left no room for doubts that he accepted the offer of going to the Lu Clan’s treasure vault to have a look at the medicinal materials with Lu Rui to see if the things he was searching for was there.
Duan Ling Tain followed Lu Rui and left the residence. Meanwhile, Lu Bai did not follow them and went back to his residence.
The Lu Clan’s treasure vault was located in the north of the Lu Clan’s residence. There were three layers of inner and outer protections in the surroundings. They were also covered with Inscription Formations, and some of them were Killing Formations that were quite powerful.
The Lu Clan’s treasure vault was a palace shrouded with many Inscription Formations. There was only one entrance, and it was personally guarded by an elderly man.
“Elder Duan, Clan Leader,” the elderly man greeted them enthusiastically even though he was surprised by their appearance.
“Elder Zhi.” Duan Ling Tian smiled in response.
The old man in front of him was no stranger to him. It was none other than Lu Zhi, one of the three major Guardian Elders of the Lu Clan whom he had met a few days ago. He was a powerful Martial Monarch.
“Elder Zhi, I brought Elder Duan here to search for some medicinal materials,” Lu Rui told Lu Zhi.
Lu Zhi nodded. With a raise of his hand, a gentle energy extended out and activated an Inscription Formation at the entrance of the Lu Clan’s treasure vault.
At the same time, the gate to the treasure vault opened widely on its own.
Duan Ling Tian and Lu Rui walked into the treasure vault together. The first thing that entered their sights was a dazzling seven-colored light that was emitted by the mountainous piles of jewelry. The light from outside shone on them and caused them to radiate beautiful lights.
Some of the huge pearls were still shining brilliantly even after the light disappeared. It illuminated the entire treasure vault and made it even more eye-catching.
“Luminous Pearl!” Duan Ling Tian raised his brows.
“You can just take these things if you’re interested in them, Elder Duan,” Lu Rui said bluntly. Perhaps, it was because he saw Duan Ling Tian’s eyes were attracted by the pile of jewels.
To a clan like the Northern Mountain’s Lu Clan, these jewels that were piled up like mountains were just ordinary ornaments that had little value.
“I’ll just have a look.” Duan Ling Tian shook his head, showing disinterest toward the jewels.
Duan Ling Tian looked around and did not see any medicinal materials. For a moment, he felt perplexed as he looked at Lu Rui and asked curiously, “Clan Leader, where are the medicinal materials?”
“The medicinal materials are inside,” Lu Rui replied as he continued to lead the way.
Apart from being one of the two strongest clans in the Northern Mountain Land, the Lu Clan was also an alchemist clan.
For an alchemist, the most valuable thing, apart from a cauldron, was none other than the medicinal materials needed to refine pills.
Due to this reason, the medicinal materials were the most valuable treasure for the Lu Clan, particularly those rare medicinal materials.
During Duan Ling Tian’s journey from the place where the jewels were stored to the place the medicinal materials were stored, he passed through a few other places that stored treasures like ancient books, Concept Fragments, and Spirit Weapons.
“It’s in here.” When Lu Rui switched on a gear, the stone door before them began to rise.
In the next instance, Duan Ling Tian could smell a strong medicinal fragrance coming from inside that rapidly filled his nostrils.
For a moment, his body felt light, and he felt dizzy. It was as though he had consumed some elixir or pills.
After a period of time, he finally returned to his senses.
“After you, Elder Duan.” Lu Rui motioned to Duan Ling Tian to enter the spacious side palace behind the stone door. There were many medicinal materials stored in the side palace. It was not possible to look at all of them with just a glance.
“Heart Illuminating Grass, Dancing Butterfly Flower, Scar Diminishing Stalk… Look at all these rare medicinal materials!” Duan Ling Tian exclaimed in excitement. He was attracted by many of the medicinal materials in the side palace.
Although these medicinal materials were not the Soul Fixing Root or the Soul Stabilizing Grass he was desperately looking for, they were still medicinal materials that were extremely rare.
Lu Rui who was standing at the side was not surprised by Duan Ling Tian’s loss of composure.
He could still remember when he first entered this place. He was a lot older than Elder Duan, but he was not as composed as him.
He stood rooted the spot back when he saw the pile of rare medicinal materials.
In the end, it was the previous Clan Leader who gave him a good slap to wake him up from his stupor.
There were so many medicinal materials here. It would take him a few days at least if he really had to search through the medicinal materials one by one. He felt his head aching when he thought of this and quickly asked Lu Rui, “Clan Leader, where are the medicinal materials that you spoke of earlier?”
He could only hope that Lu Rui had already placed those medicinal materials to the side so that he could choose from them directly.
“I’ve already asked for someone to separate and place those medicinal materials to the side,” Lu Rui answered as he pointed to a corner in the side palace.
The moment Duan Ling Tian heard this, he felt relieved and quickly went to the corner of the side palace and pulled up the dust-proof cloth covering the pile of medicinal materials.
After the dust-proof cloth was pulled up, Duan Ling Tian’s eyes brightened suddenly. Several dozens of different kinds of medicinal materials appeared before his eyes.
Duan Ling Tian swept a glance at the medicinal materials. The medicinal materials he saw were more or less similar to the Soul Fixing Root and the Soul Stabilizing Grass he was looking for.
“Thank you for your help, Clan Leader,” Duan Ling Tian said solemnly as he turned to look at Lu Rui.
It was obvious the neat pile of medicinal materials in front of him was just recently gathered. This was enough to prove Lu Rui’s good intention and sincerity. It elicited a sense of warmth that rose from the bottom of Duan Ling Tian’s heart.
Although he was a grade one alchemist, he did not refine a single pill for the Lu Clan since he joined the Lu Clan a few days ago. It could be said he did not contribute anything to the Lu Clan yet.
Under such circumstances, the efforts Lu Rui put in — that represented the Lu Clan — made him felt thankful from the bottom of his heart.
“I hope you’ll find the things you want, Elder Duan.” Lu Rui responded with a smile.
“Alright.” Duan Ling Tian nodded as he turned his head back to look at the pile of herbs in front of him carefully.
Soon after, his gaze landed on one of the medicinal materials and stayed there.
At the same time, the atmosphere in the side palace turned awfully heavy.
Huff! Puff! Huff! Puff!
Only Duan Ling Tian’s quickening breath could be heard.
Lu Rui could not help but feel curious when he heard Duan Ling Tian’s breath quickened. He walked over to Duan Ling Tian’s side like a gust of wind and looked in the direction of Duan Ling Tian’s gaze.
A root-shaped herb appeared before his eyes.
All of the roots of this root-shaped medicine were curled together and twisted into a ball. It looked extremely odd.
“I-Is this the Soul Fixing Root?” Lu Rui asked, slightly startled.
This root-shaped medicinal material was extremely different from the textual description of the Soul Fixing Root he read in the ancient book. It did not mention the roots of the Soul Fixing Root curling up together.
“That’s right! This is the Soul Fixing Root! And it’s not just any ordinary Soul Fixing Root!”