Chapter 33: Haunted
Wu Qingsong took action again, but the situation was much more complicated than he thought.
The first difficulty is saltpeter. He thought that potassium nitrate was the nitrate used to make fur. But he put the nitrate in the container and heated it for a long time, but there was no acid gas. At last, he remembered that potassium nitrate should be combustible?
Sure enough, the so-called nitrates used to make fur have no combustible effect at all.
Does he really have to scrape the mud off the toilet to make potassium nitrate like what he read in novels?
“What the hell do you want?” Harold finally asked.
“An acid, a strong acid!” Wu Qingsong told him with no hope.
“Strong acid?” Harold didn’t ask him anything more specific, but he gave a possible answer. “That place may have some.”
Harold introduced him to a quiet shop in the wharf area. From the outside, it was just the most common small shop that runs everything. However, according to Harold, it was a paradise for all the mercenaries, adventurers and conspirators in Umbel, because there were all kinds of poisons sold here, as well as strong acids used to disfigure and kill. It was also a place for secret information.
“The three guilds don’t care?” Wu Qingsong was a little surprised to hear that such a shop existed.
“It is said that the biggest shareholder behind the shop is the commercial guild, but who knows? No one would say who they really are or what they’re trying to do, so no one cares.” Harold said.
Wu Qingsong walked into the shop one night with his face covered. It was very empty. There was a long counter on the side near the wall. Behind the counter was a large cabinet with many drawers. An old foxman was drinking tea behind the counter. In the corner outside the counter, there were two strong bear men whispering something while drinking.
“Hello, what can I do for you?” The foxman saw Wu Qingsong come in, immediately put down his tea set and stood up, smiling.
“I was introduced by Grey Eye.” Wu Qingsong said in a low voice according to Harold’s instructions.
The foxman smiled and nodded, “What do you want?”
“I need a strong acid…” Wu Qingsong said.
But he didn’t know how to describe concentrated nitric acid, because he didn’t know what it was like.
“It should be a kind of liquid after heating ore and then putting the gas into the water.” This was the only clue he knew.
This kind of information obviously made the old foxman a little confused. He may be more proficient in poisons. “We actually have a lot of better acids.” He told Wu Qingsong. “We have the best lava lizard’s gastric juice, which can dissolve a lot of things! We also have the stomach acid of swamp crocodiles and Caledonian fish. They are all very easy to use. Don’t you want to have …Read More »