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Yu Banxia’s breakthrough was within his expectations, but it also gave Jiang Li a sense of urgency.
Yu Banxia’s spiritual root potential should be very close to a top-grade spiritual root, but he was not one after all.
If even he had such a cultivation speed, what about Qi Tianya with the top-grade spiritual root? What about other geniuses with better talent and more resources than Qi Tianya?
What level were they at now?
Jiang Li could not guess, but he expected them to be very powerful.
He had a golden finger cheat, so he could definitely become stronger and stronger in the future.
However, he was still very weak right now. He was still at the early stages of the accumulation of foundation. At this time, he could not afford to relax or be careless.
At this time, Yan Hong pretended to be careless and handed over a cloth bag.
“Jiang Li, according to what you said, I’ve brought my men to the Immortal Ascension Pavilion.”
“The things you want are harder to find, but I’ve basically bought everything.”
“The total cost is 143 spirit stones. I’ve put the remaining seven spirit stones into your bag.”
Jiang Li received the bag and opened it to take a look. A trace of joy immediately flashed across his face.
“It’s been hard on you. Just keep the extra spirit stones. Why are you returning them to me?”
He rummaged through the bag and found seven spirit stones in the corner.
“There’s no need to stand on ceremony with me. I’ve already deducted the travel fees and the spirit stones needed to purchase the mission items.”
“Furthermore, I have wanted to go to the Immortal Ascension Pavilion for a long time. Their goods are much richer than those in the sect. I can earn quite a bit from this trip.”
“However, Jiang Li, the alchemist who accepted the mission from the Immortal Ascension Pavilion said that this is a useless formula. If we make the same request again, we will have to pay more.”
Yan Hong deliberately lowered his voice to prevent others from hearing the last sentence.
“Hmph, these alchemists are really used to taking advantage of others. They don’t even care about the rules after suffering a little loss.”
“Let’s find another alchemist next time.”
In the cultivation world, alchemy and blacksmithing were both very popular.
Other than regular pill refinement sales, they would occasionally take personal customized pill refinement orders.
At this time, the price of substitute refinement would usually be negotiated by both sides.
However, in the alchemy field, there was an unwritten rule or convention.
That was, if the client provided the ingredients and pill formulas on his own, and the pill formulas were extremely rare, or if it was just a new pill formula, then the alchemist would not charge a fee or charge a very small amount to refine those pills for them.
After refining it, he would naturally obtain the pill formula. That was already a huge reward.
Although Jiang Li said that, the truth was that he had indeed tricked the other party.
Because the value of a useless pill formula was really too low…
After the two of them parted, Jiang Li carried the cloth bag and hurried back to his room.
The cloth bag contained two bottles of pills, a few stacks of talismans and a crystal.
It was Jiang Li’s preparation for the upcoming mission.
That useless pill formula was naturally the pill formula he copied from the Pill Chamber.
Learning pill refinement was not easy. By the time he could practice it on his own, even if he was not an amateur, it would be too late.
Thus, he passed the pill formula and spirit stones to Yan Hong and entrusted him to make a trip to the Immortal Ascension Pavilion to purchase the ingredients there and get the alchemists there to refine them.
Initially, he only had this thought and wanted to give it a try. He did not expect it to really succeed.
As for why he did not look for the alchemists in the sect to refine them… they were not fools. If he met someone who was more curious, that would be fatal.
He had carefully selected this pill formula, and its effects were extremely powerful.
This time, he was even more confident about going out now.
Jiang Li had never seen this crystal with his own eyes before, but he had seen it in the memories of the original owner of this body.
When he held it in his hand, it felt cold to the touch. After placing it in his palm for a moment, it emitted a gentle glow.
This was an Immortal Opportunity Stone!
As the name implied, it was a stone used to test whether a person had the opportunity to become an immortal.
In other words, it was used to test whether one had spiritual root aptitude.
In the past, the Immortal Ascension Pavilion’s fleet had brought this type of stone with them. The mortal kingdoms would test out each and every youth of suitable age before bringing them back.
This was how Jiang Li and the others had embarked on the path of cultivation.
“I wonder how this Immortal Opportunity Stone works.”
“Without such a magical stone, the scale of the Immortal Cultivation world would have shrunk by more than ten times.
Jiang Li took the Immortal Opportunity Stone and walked to the window of the room. On a small table beside the window, a clay pot filled with moist soil was quietly placed there.
After pushing aside the soil, the seed buried in the soil was still exactly the same as it was a few months ago. Its appearance and size had not changed at all.
“Since you are called the [Spiritual Root Seed], let’s see if you are related to the spiritual root.”
Jiang Li took out the seeds from the clay pot and placed them on the table next to the Immortal Opportunity Stone.
One second, two seconds, three seconds passed.
A layer of misty light was emitted from the Immortal Opportunity Stone…
“There’s actually a reaction!”
Jiang Li was shocked. Could it be that a seed also had a spiritual root? Or could this thing really grow a spiritual root?
What did the spiritual root look like? Was it edible?
He held the seed in his hands and studied it for a while, but just like before, he still did not discover anything.
He had read through the Encyclopedia of Spiritual Materials and Seeds in the Alchemy Hall several times, but none of them looked exactly the same as this.
“That’s strange. What should I do with you?”
Jiang Li thought for a moment before burying two spirit stones and the seed together.
Since it had a spiritual root, it should be able to absorb spiritual qi. If he put two spirit stones in, it might have some effect.
In the training hall two days later, Jiang Li met Yu Banxia and the rest again.
The other party was high-spirited and in a great mood. Clearly, he was very satisfied with the title of number one among the new disciples.
“Yu Banxia, congratulations! I think it won’t be long before I call you inner sect senior!”
Everyone knew how to praise people. When a friend was in high spirits, it would not be wrong to praise him.
“Haha, that’s not certain. The further you cultivate, the harder it becomes. I’m still far from breaking through to the late-stage Qi Refinement realm. I won’t be able to make it to the Outer Sect Grand Competition this year.”
In other words, it was only a matter of time before he broke through to the late-stage Qi Refinement realm.
Right now, those senior brothers and sisters in the late-stage Qi Refinement realm in the outer sect were only suppressing him by relying on their accumulated cultivation over time.
When he broke through, he would take down the outer sect competition in one go.
His voice was not soft, causing many people to glance at him.
A few senior brothers who had always been very powerful in the outer sect looked over with unhappy expressions.
However, the outer sect had its own rules. The new disciples of the first year could not be touched!
The sect had to ensure that new disciples with potential had the time to develop. Otherwise, all of them would be extorted by the senior disciples. If a gap between generations appeared, the sect would not be able to grow.