Dragon-Marked War God - Chapter 115
Myriad Demon Mountain
Chapter 115 – Myriad Demon Mountain
Overwhelming, too shocking.
Jiang Chen’s reply was like a strike of lightning onto Guo Shan’s head. He had been trying to concoct the Yellow Soul Pill recently, but he couldn’t get the Barley Grass and the Yellow Stone Fruit to mix together, which resulted in a few of his furnaces exploding. This had almost become the biggest obstacle in his mind. When Jiang Chen heard his question, not only did he come up with a solution, he could also tell the name of the pill he was trying to concoct.
Most importantly, when Jiang Chen replied to Guo Shan’s question, it didn’t even take him a split second to think, he had answered like the theories and solutions were deeply rooted in his mind.
“Heavens! Using a first-rate Sand Crystal to blend the Barley Grass and the Yellow Stone Fruit together, why couldn’t I think of this earlier?”
It was now clear for Guo Shan, and he had a sudden feeling of enlightenment. He felt like a student who had been troubled by a question, and then suddenly his teacher told him the solution.
“How can I concoct a 100% effectiveness Heavenly Torrent Pill?”
Guo Shan asked again.
“The Heavenly Torrent isn’t a top-quality pill, but it can help cultivators concentrate their Divine Sense. Although it isn’t a top-quality pill, it is extremely difficult to concoct. The Divine Sense is the root of a human. It can’t suffer any damage, and therefore, only Heavenly Torrent Pills with 100% effectiveness can be used. If it’s less than 100%, then it’s basically useless.”
Jiang Chen continued with a smile, “In order to concoct the Heavenly Torrent Pill, the Immemorial Fruit is the main ingredient. A 80 year old fruit is the best. If it’s any older than this, the portion will be too big, and it will be difficult to control. Any younger than this, and it simply won’t meet the requirements for a Heavenly Torrent Pill. Therefore, in order to concoct a 100% effectiveness Heavenly Torrent Pill, besides concoction skills, the most important element is how old the Immemorial Fruit is.”
Guo Shan’s eyes widened more, the way he looked at Jiang Chen had completely changed. These questions he asked had troubled him for a long time, but this young man in front of him is simply a man who knows everything. With just a few words, he had solved his problems for him.
“Can the petals of the Hades Flower be used to concoct the Flaming Pill?”
Guo Shan asked again.
“Sure it can, the Hades Flower is a poisonous flower, and its strong poison needs to be mixed with the pistil of the Scarlet Crane Flower, which is also a poisonous herb. Not only will this not affect the quality of the Flaming Pill, it will also increase its strength.”
Jiang Chen said.
‘Fuck, I didn’t know the Hades Flower and the pistil of the Scarlet Crane Flower could be used in such a manner!’
Guo Shan was amazed once again. Right now, he had completely forgotten that Jiang Chen was a disciple from the outer circle. The way he looked at Jiang Chen was filled with admiration.
“Jiang Chen, how does one solve the problem of soul energy becoming restless?”
Guo Shan asked again.
“The reason why a person’s soul energy becomes restless is because they are impulsive in trying to get quick results when cultivating soul skills. Just following the principle of gradual improvement will do.”
Jiang Chen answered.
“Let me ask you this…”
Guo Shan continued asking dozens of questions. All of his questions were things that had troubled him for many years without him being able to get any answers to them. These questions were the main reason why his growth in alchemy had become so slow.
However, today, Jiang Chen had answered all of his questions. Guo Shan could feel the shadows cast over his mind completely disappear, and his pill concocting skill increasing at the same time.
“Hahaha, good, perfect! Brother Jiang, you really are a peerless genius! You have helped me solve all the problems that have troubled me for so many years! Accept mine, Guo Shan’s gratitude!”
Guo Shan was laughing loudly, then he bowed deeply towards Jiang Chen.
Jiang Chen smiled and accepted the bow. It was Guo Shan’s honor to be able to receive guidance from Jiang Chen. Besides, Jiang Chen knew that Guo Shan had devoted all his energy into alchemy, his persistency was not something that ordinary people could understand. The answers given to him, none of them could be purchased with money. Guo Shan’s bow signified his gratitude.
“Don’t mention it, Elder Guo. I just happened to pass by.”
Jiang Chen smiled.
“Don’t address me as Elder, just big brother will do. Although my cultivation level is at a higher level than yours, when it comes to alchemy, you are my senior. I’m older than you, so in the future, just addressing me as big brother will do.”
Guo Shan patted Jiang Chen’s shoulder forcefully.
“Big brother Guo.”
Jiang Chen did it like Guo Shan had told him. He could tell that Guo Shan was a man with a true nature, and he would never limit himself to an old pattern. Jiang Chen liked this kind of personality. Besides, being able to become brother of the Black Sect’s best alchemist wouldn’t bring Jiang Chen any harm either.
In the Black Sect, only Jiang Chen could become brother to Guo Shan.
“Brother Jiang, luckily you happened to pass by, if not, I don’t know when my questions would be answered. However, what’s puzzling me is how you can be so knowledgeable. Alchemy isn’t like anything else, we need to explore along the way in order to accumulate our knowledge. Judging by what you know, I think you’d at least need to spend more than a hundred years to reach this level of knowledge. But, you’re only 15-16 years old, this is impossible.”
Guo Shan was really amazed; he couldn’t imagine how a 15-16 year old young man could be so knowledgeable in alchemy. If he hadn’t experienced all of this by himself, he wouldn’t believe that someone like this truly existed.
“Didn’t I tell you? I’m a genius.”
Jiang Chen shrugged again.
“Damn it, a genius really can’t be judged by normal standards. Brother Jiang, I suppose you are an alchemist too. With your knowledge, if you focus all you effort onto alchemy, I’m sure you will become the greatest alchemist of the generation, with your name heard by many people from all over the world.
Guo Shan said.
“Big brother Guo, alchemy is just my hobby, I am not really too much into it. Compared to the excitement from fighting in battles, I prefer the latter.”
Jiang Chen raised his head and stared into the skies afar. Guo Shan would never understand his vision.
“Sigh… Too bad. However, with your abilities and knowledge, I’m sure you’ll become a great cultivation master, as well as an expert in pill concoction.”
Breathing out a sigh, Guo Shan said again, “I heard that you have a fight with Nan Bei Chao one year from now?”
“Yes, I do.”
Jiang Chen nodded his head.
“That Nan Bei Chao is a rare genius in the Qi Province who has received blessings from lady luck herself. His future achievements will be limitless… One year, it’s too little for you.”
Guo Shan said. The news about the one-year fight date between Jiang Chen and Nan Bei Chao had spread across the entire Qi Province, so of course Guo Shan had heard the news. Putting aside the question whether or not Jiang Chen would be able to fight Nan Bei Chao in one year, with just his bravery alone, he was far superior to anyone else.
“I have my ways, don’t worry, big brother Guo.”
Jiang Chen smiled.
On the same day, Jiang Chen and Guo Shan had a great chat. Guo Shan even treated Jiang Chen with some wine that took 18 herbs to brew. Rumors said that so far, only Daoist Black had tasted it, and now Jiang Chen was the second one.
When the evening came, Jiang Chen bid his farewell.
“Brother Jiang, if you ever need anything in the Black Sect, just come to me, Guo Shan!”
Guo Shan said as he slammed his chest.
“Definitely, I’ll come here frequently just because of this wine alone.”
Jiang Chen said with a mischievous laughter.
Hearing this, Guo Shan’s expression changed, “I think it’s better if you don’t come here anymore…”
When Jiang Chen mentioned his wine, Guo Shan immediately felt some pain in his heart. He took out his best wine to treat Jiang Chen, just wanting to show him his wine brewing skills. However, he never expected that this bastard would drink the wine like plain water. What a reckless waste.
Jiang Chen spread his blood wings and flew off from Guo Shan’s mountain, heading back towards his residence. Becoming friends with Guo Shan was a good thing for Jiang Chen. In the future, when he needs any pills, he won’t need to worry about the herb supply any more. Since he has a strong body, as well as intense blood and qi, his main focus was cultivation level, and not alchemy. The Dragon Transformation skill doesn’t require too many pills.
At Jiang Chen’s residence, there were 4 or 5 men waiting outside. The man in front was Wang Yun, and there were a few other outer circle Mortal Core disciple as well. When they saw Jiang Chen coming, their eyes lit up.
“Senior disciple Jiang is back!”
Someone said. When they saw the blood wings on Jiang Chen’s back, they couldn’t help but show envious expressions.
Jiang Chen retracted his blood wings and landed right next to those men.
“Wang Yun, you guys are looking for me?”
Jiang Chen asked.
“We wish to invite senior disciple Jiang to venture together with us, we’re going to the Myriad Demon Mountain!”
Wang Yun said.
“Myriad Demon Mountain?”
Jiang Chen furrowed his brows, he had never heard of this place.
“I suppose senior disciple Jiang doesn’t know this place yet. The Myriad Demon Mountain is a mountain range, it’s a training ground for all of the Black Sect’s disciples. Within the mountain range, all sorts of demon beasts can be found, and there’s a lot of natural resources and treasures as well. We’re going to have venture into the Myriad Demon Mountain, and if senior disciple Jiang could go with us; it would be our blessing!”
One of the disciples said.
“That’s right, with our strength, we can only venture into the first sector; but if senior disciple Jiang could go with us, perhaps we would be able to venture to the border of the second sector!”
Another disciple said.
Jiang Chen finally understood, their purpose was to look for his protection. With Jiang Chen’s strength, they would be safe if they ventured into the mountain together.
“Wang Yun, tell me more details about the Myriad Demon Mountain.”
Jiang Chen said. He showed great interest towards this Myriad Demon Mountain. There was only one year left before his fight with Nan Bei Chao, and time was running short with every single day. Therefore, he was thinking about how he could constantly increase his cultivation level. Depending on the Black Sect alone is far from enough, he was cultivating with the Dragon Transformation Skill, and he was able to absorb innate abilities of demon beasts; so hunting demon beasts is the most straightforward way to level up. If he was lucky, he might bump into some demon beasts with unique bloodlines, and then turn their abilities into his own.
“The Myriad Demon Mountain is a primitive mountain range. The distance between here and the Myriad Demon Mountain is about a thousand miles. The Myriad Demon Mountain is divided into three sectors, and in the first sector there are mostly only Qi Hai and Mortal Core demon beasts, and sometimes, there are even some Heavenly Core demon beasts, but they rarely appear in the first sector. As for the second sector, most demon beasts are Heavenly Core demon beasts, and it’s a dangerous place for us. All this time, only those Heavenly Core disciples from the inner circle has dared train in there. Although senior disciple Jiang is just at the Mortal Core realm, but since you’ve killed Li Wu Ling who was a Heavenly Core warrior, I’m sure you can go to the border of the second sector safely. As for sector three, I’ve heard that there are some mighty Divine Core demon beasts dominating that area. It’s a terrifying place, and people rarely venture there.”
Wang Yun said.