Chapter 54: Cloud-Sky While Mist-Earth
Although Jiang Yun had not been refining Dan medicine for more than half a year, it was still easy to him. Just half a day, and he could successfully refine TianJing Pills, and it was of level-earth.
Tossing it to Old Hei, Jiang Yun did not rest but continued to refine the Reaching-Sky Pills.
Although Jiang Yun did have confidence, still it was his first time in refining Reaching-Sky Pills. In addition, the fire required for refining was supplied by his own spiritual power, and he was not familiar with some materials, so the fire wasn’t controlled perfectly, leading a series of failures.
When he failed once, Jiang Yun was not discouraged, and he would not rush to refine again, but sit down and study those waste materials in the stone pot first, while carefully recalling to himself each step in the process of refining, scrutinizing his mistakes, summing up the experience before he started the next attempt.
So, in a twinkling of an eye, half a month time had gone past. He didn’t move or talk from the beginning to the end. Old Hei who was watching from the side finally stood up, and stopped Jiang Yun who was preparing for another attempt and said, “Dude, you need sleep first! I don’t want just one or two of these. We have plenty of time, don’t push yourself so hard.”
In the past half month, Jiang Yun almost did not sleep. When he was really tired to the brim of exhaustion, he took a short rest, but after a short while he sat up and continued the refining. Although Reaching-Sky Pills had still not been successfully refined, Old Hei couldn’t see Jiang Yun go on like this anymore, so he had to stop him.
However, Jiang Yun refused Old Hei’s kindness and said, “Brother Hei, I’m ok. When I was in the village, I often did the same thing. I have gotten used to it.”
After that, Jiang Yun no longer paid attention to Old Hei and continued to refine Reaching-Sky Pills methodically.
To this, Old Hei didn’t know what he should do. He could only go back to his place and sit down and watch Jiang Yun continue to be busy. However, his good impression of Jiang Yun increased a bit.
For others, after so many failures, one would be afraid might even would give up or rest for a while before trying again. But Jiang Yun persisted.
What was most rare was that his state of mind remained peaceful from the beginning to the end; neither arrogant, nor impetuous, nor slow. Old Hei quite admired this character trait of his.
More than ten days passed by. When Jiang Yun finally handed a Reaching-Sky Pills to Old Hei, Old Hei’s face was more gratified than delighted.
He just glanced the pills and reached out his hand, gently pushing Jiang Yun’s body down and said, “Dude, you’ve worked hard, take a rest first.”
The body of a cultivator was certainly much stronger than that of a mortal, but about a month of near sleeplessness, continuously working to refine the pills, even Iron Man would not be able to bear.
This time, Jiang Yun didn’t refuse, but fell down on the ground and slept immediately.
In order to successfully refine the Reaching-Sky Pills, his physical and mental strength had indeed been running out to the limit.
Looking at Jiang Yun, who was sleeping soundly in front of him, with faith in him and no alertness, the dry face of Old Hei showed a rare smile from his heart, which also let in his mind gradually emerge a different figure.
“How long has it been since I’ve been so peaceful with mankind? That kid, he should become successful now, just don’t know, does he still remember me?”
As if to guard Jiang Yun, Old Hei sat silently beside him. From this moment on, in his heart, he had really identified with Jiang Yun, identified with this human child!
After looking at Jiang Yun’s face for a long time, Old Hei took back his eyes, picked up the Reaching-Sky Pills, and checked it carefully.
Just one sight made his face turn unsightly.
Old Hei was shocked that Jiang Yun could successfully refine Reaching-Sky Pills, which was three-grade, in a month, but what he did not expect was that this pill was in men-level too.
It was known that the higher the grade, the less likely it was to succeed in refining it.
If the success rate of refining pills of three-grade is one-tenth, then the probability of refining the pills of men-level in three-grade is one hundredth, the probability of earth-level is one thousandth, and the probability of Heaven-level is only one ten-thousandth!
“Reaching-Sky Pill of third-grade men-level, if taken to sell, the minimum value would be ten thousand spiritual stones of level-three I, however, just gave this kid a pile of spiritual stones of level-one No, I have to think of a method to compensate him.”
In fact, although Old Hei had deliberately fooled Jiang Yun with a piece of spiritual stones of level-one before, the two kinds of notes on Dan medicine he had given to Jiang Yun were valuable enough to offset the cost of Jiang Yun’s refining.
However, now that he had identified with Jiang Yun in his heart, he naturally did not want to let Jiang Yun suffer losses.
“But how? I’ve been stuck here for hundreds of years, and I don’t have much to offer. Though a few are still available, he can only use them for a small period, and they shall give him some misfortune.”
While he was talking to himself, Old Hei suddenly threw the Reaching-Sky Pills behind him without turning back. In the void, a huge hairy claw appeared, then disappeared after holding the pills.
After a short while, Old Hei’s eyes brightened, “Got it, although the cultivators use the magic arts too, we demons are the best in the magic arts. I shall…”
Jiang Yun had slept for a whole day and night. When he opened his eyes, he was still not fully awake, when he suddenly found that the whole underground cave was filled with fog at some time.
But this mist had not come from Old Hei, but was the common white mist.
He could not see the scene a meter away with his eyes under the mist, but he could clearly feel the air around him was full of moisture and even his body was covered with beads of water.
Jiang Yun knew that the fog was supposed to be related to Old Hei, so he sat up and shouted, “Brother Hei?”
“I’m here!” Sure enough, the voice of Old Hei sounded in the mist.
As his voice vanished, he heard a “Whew’, and the fog in the cave surged up and down in a mad rush, turning into a number of fog dragons, which, were like millions of streams returning to one direction.
In a moment all the mist disappeared, and Old Hei’s figure was visible, but in the palm of his hand was a ball of fog.
Obviously, that fog was just the mist that had condensed.
Then, with a slight grip of his hand, the fog silently crumbled, but instead of turning into a mist, it turned into a puddle of water and flowed down along Old Hei’s finger.
But as soon as the stream touched the ground, every drop of water suddenly burst, and became mist again, and rose.
In the blink of an eye, the cave was again covered by thick fog.
And this time, the thick fog on the top actually condensed into a thick cloud. Although the fog on the bottom was slightly weak, Jiang Yun could clearly feel that the earth had become softer under it as if he was sitting on top of the fog instead of being on the hard ground.
This series of changes had dazzled Jiang Yun, but he still did not know what Old Hei was doing.
At that moment, from the fog in front of Jiang Yun, Old Hei walked out again. Then, he said with a smile, “Dude, do you want to learn this skill – Cloud-Sky While Mist-Earth?”
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