Chapter 1078: Offering A Reward
Translator: EndlessFantasy Translation Editor: EndlessFantasy Translation
“Not just any ordinary Soul Fixing Root?” Lu Rui blurted out when he saw he had awakened Duan Ling Tian from his daze. A hint of confusion could be seen in his eyes. He had no idea what Duan Ling Tian meant by this.
“Yes.” Duan Ling Tian who just snapped out of his daze had an excited expression on his face. “An ordinary Soul Fixing Root usually has straight roots. However, once it has lived more than 1,000 years, its roots will start to curl up. The longer it lives, the more curled up the roots will be!”
Duan Ling Tian lifted the Soul Fixing Root with curled-up roots with a hint of excitement in his eyes.
“Then, in this case, this Soul Fixing Root must have lived for a long period of time!” Lu Rui’s eyes brightened immediately when he heard Duan Ling Tian’s words. “Elder Duan, can you guess how old it is?”
“Looking at the degree of curling of its root, I’d say it’s at least 5000 years old! This kind of Soul Fixing Root could be considered as a Coiled Dragon Root!” Duan Ling Tian said as he studied the Soul Fixing Root in his hand.
Coiled Dragon Root!
The moment Lu Rui heard Duan Ling Tian’s words, his eyes narrowed instantly.
Naturally, he had heard of the Coiled Dragon Root before.
A Coiled Dragon Root was not the name of a certain root-shaped medicinal material. Instead, any rare root-shaped medicinal materials that were 5000 years old were called Coiled Dragon Root!
“I can’t believe this Soul Fixing Root has already become a Coiled Dragon Root. No wonder I missed it before and didn’t take it with me!” Lu Rui exclaimed, “It’s fortunate that you’re knowledgeable and could identify it in just a glance, Elder Duan! Otherwise, it’ll only be covered in dust even if it continues to stay inside our Lu Clan’s treasure vault!”
“Congratulations, Elder Duan!” Lu Rui smiled as he congratulated Duan Ling Tian after he regained his senses.
“Thanks, Clan Leader,” Duan Ling Tian quickly thanked him before putting the Soul Fixing Root into his Spatial Ring as though he had obtained a valuable treasure.
He could not calm down for a long time.
Whether it was the Soul Fixing Root or the Soul Stabilizing Grass, both were extremely rare treasures in the Cloud Continent. Many people had never seen them even once in their entire lives.
Previously, Duan Ling Tian did not think he would be able to obtain the Soul Fixing Root in Lu Clan.
Although he had followed Lu Rui to the Lu Clan’s treasure vault, he was still skeptical about it. He only intended to come here to try his luck. It did not cross his mind that he would really come across a Soul Fixing Root.
‘Perhaps, this is what people meant by a coincidence,’ Duan Ling Tian thought to himself.
“With this Soul Fixing Root, I can first concoct a liquid medicine for Tian Wu to consume and heal part of the wound on her soul. I only hope she’ll be able to wake up once the wound is partially healed,” Duan Ling Tian muttered to himself. He had an anxious expression on his face when he thought about this.
“Elder Duan, continue to take a look. See if you can find the Soul Stabilizing Grass, too,” Lu Rui said with a smile.
Duan Ling Tian nodded before he began to look at the several dozens of medicinal materials in front of him. In the end, he could not find anything at all.
“There’s no Soul Stabilizing Grass here.” Although there was no Soul Stabilizing Grass, the fact that he managed to find the Soul Fixing Root was still a pleasant surprise to Duan Ling Tian.
“Clan Leader, I want to head back first.” Duan Ling Tian was eager to go back as quickly as he could. He wanted to formulate a potion for Feng Tian Wu to consume as soon as he could. He did not want to stay here for a moment longer.
“Alright.” The Clan Leader of Lu Clan, Lu Rui, was naturally a smart person. There was no doubt he could hear the urgency in Duan Ling Tian’s tone.
In the next instance, the two of them left the side palace that contained various medicinal materials and walked outside.
They went back using the way they came from.
“Clan Leader, if the clan needs any grade one pills, you can just make a list for me. Once the medicinal materials are here, I’ll immediately refine the grade one pills for the clan,” Duan Ling Tian said to Lu Rui solemnly.
Put aside the fact that he would still need to rely on the Lu Clan a lot in the future, the current situation alone made him owe the Lu Clan a huge favor.
Perhaps Lu Rui was not too clear about the value of the Soul Fixing Root, but he knew it very well.
It was a rare treasure that could restore the soul! It was not something any ordinary rare medicinal materials could compare to.
The moment Lu Rui heard Duan Ling Tian’s words, his eyes brightened immediately.”Great! Great! I’ll go back and make a list. After that, I’ll pass all the medicinal materials to you, Elder Duan!”
Grade one pills!
Although their Lu Clan had them as well, they were made by the Guild Leader of the Alchemist Guild’s Main Guild from the Southern Outer Land. Moreover, they needed to pay quite a hefty sum for it as well.
That was still acceptable.
However, every time the Guild Leader of the Alchemist Guild’s Main Guild made the grade one pills for their Lu Clan, he would impose a lot of restrictions, and he was unwilling to refine a lot for them.
This left them helpless. They had always lamented the fact that their clan did not have any grade one alchemists!
If there was a grade one alchemist in their Lu Clan, why would they need to appeal to the Guild Leader of the Alchemist Guild’s Main Guild from the Southern Outer Land?
The last grade one alchemist in their Lu Clan existed nearly 1,000 years ago. Due to this reason, Duan Ling Tian’s appearance was similar to the light at the end of the tunnel for the Lu Clan. It meant the Lu Clan no longer needed to bow and beg another person for grade one pills in the future.
This was also one of the reasons why the group of people from Lu Clan, including Lu Rui the Clan Leader, was awfully respectful toward Duan Ling Tian when he revealed his identity as a grade one alchemist and announced his intention of joining the Lu Clan.
The Lu Clan desperately needed a grade one alchemist to shoulder their golden name of being an ‘Alchemist Clan’!
Soon after, Duan Ling Tian and Lu Rui left the Lu Clan’s treasure vault and arrived at the eastern side of the Lu Clan’s residence.
“Elder Duan, you don’t have to worry about the Soul Stabilizing Grass. I’ll ask my men to send out words that I’m offering a reward for the Soul Stabilizing Grass!” Lu Rui reassured Duan Ling Tian before they parted ways.
“However, I’ll need to trouble you to draw a detailed drawing of the Soul Stabilizing Grass for me. My understanding about this grass is only limited to the rough text excerpt in the ancient books. I don’t think other people will be able to identify it even if they happen to come across one,” Lu Rui voiced out his intention.
“Offer a reward?” When Duan Ling Tian heard Lu Rui’s words, his eyes lit up instantly. He wasted no time in taking the paper and pen handed over by Lu Rui and quickly drew the Soul Stabilizing Grass from his memory that he inherited from the Rebirth Martial Emperor. The Rebirth Martial Emperor had seen the Soul Stabilizing Grass several times.
He was very particular about every detail.
After 15 minutes, Duan Ling Tian finally completed the drawing of the Soul Stabilizing Grass.
“Great drawing!” Lu Rui’s eyes gleamed brightly when he saw vivid and life-like drawing Duan Ling Tian handed him. He smiled. “With this drawing as a blueprint, I’ll make 10,000 thousand copies and distribute them. I can distribute them to the entire Northern Mountain Land and even half of the Southern Outer Land. More people will be able to search for the Soul Stabilizing Grass that way!”
“What reward do you plan to offer, Clan Leader?” Duan Ling Tian asked.
When Lu Rui heard Duan Ling Tian’s words, he muttered lightly, “Well, I must first ponder over it. Ordinary things won’t be enough to entice all the martial artists who know about this matter to search for the Soul Stabilizing Grass.”
A light bulb flashed in Duan Ling Tian’s mind and he quickly chimed in, “Clan Leader, I have a suggestion.”
“Please tell me, Elder Duan.” Lu Rui looked at Duan Ling Tian.
“How about this? Give your word that whoever obtains the Soul Stabilizing Grass will be rewarded with a grade one spirit weapon and ten grade one Life Recovery Pills!” Duan Ling Tian suggested bluntly.
A grade one spirit weapon.
Ten grade one Life Recovery Pills!
The moment Duan Ling Tian’s words left his mouth, Lu Rui, the Clan Leader of Lu Clan, was shocked. He stood there with his mouth agape for a moment.
Whether it was a grade one spirit weapon or a grade one Life Recovery Pill, they were both extremely valuable treasure in the Inner Land, let alone the Outer Land.
If they appeared in the Outer Land, it would be enough to cause a war that people were willing to die for!
“Elder Duan, the grade one Life Recovery Pills are still feasible since we still have a dozen left in our Lu Clan’s stock. Even if we don’t have enough, you can still refine more of them.” Lu Rui took a deep breath to calm down before he continued saying, “B-But, regarding the grade one spirit weapon… Even in our Lu Clan, we only have four in our hands. Three of them are in the hands of the three Guardian Elders, and one is in my hand. These four grade one spirit weapons are passed down by our Lu Clan’s ancestors so I-I…”
“Clan Leader, I think you must have misunderstood me,” Duan Ling Tian interrupted Lu Rui. He knew Lu Rui had misunderstood him.
“Misunderstood?” Lu Rui was shocked.
“Clan Leader, I don’t intend to let the clan give out the rewards that I just suggested. I’m already very thankful that the clan is helping me to spread the news through your overwhelming network.” Duan Ling Tian nodded before he continued saying, “As for the grade one spirit weapon and the ten grade one Life Recovery Pills, I’ll be responsible for providing them.”
The instance Lu Rui heard this, he heaved a sigh of relief. “I’ve forgotten that since you’re a grade one alchemist, Elder Duan, you can easily get your hands on a grade one spirit weapon.”
As long as a grade one alchemist had enough medicinal materials, he could refine a large number of grade one pills. A large amount of grade one pills could be used to exchange for a grade one spirit weapon crafted by a grade one weapons craftsman.
Naturally, this was what Lu Rui thought.
If he knew the purple-clad young man standing before him was not only a grade one alchemist but a grade one weapons craftsman as well, who knew what expression he would be wearing now.
“Clan Leader, I’ll leave this matter to you,” Duan Ling Tian said solemnly.
“Rest assured, Elder Duan.” Lu Rui nodded. “I’ll make sure everything goes smoothly. With the rewards you promised, I believe even a Martial Monarch would be tempted to help you search for the Soul Stabilizing Grass.”
“That’s what I’m aiming for.” Duan Ling Tian smiled.
After parting ways with Lu Rui, Duan Ling Tian flew out like an arrow that was shot out from the bow and rushed back to his residence.
“Tian Wu, your Big Brother Duan has already found the Soul Fixing Root. With the medicinal efficacy of the 5,000-year-old Soul Fixing Root, it’ll heal most of your soul injury,” Duan Ling Tian murmured.