She initially thought she wouldn’t be able to enter the Qin residence, but to she surprise, she was pleasantly welcomed. Jiang Chu felt relieved and began to feel favorably towards Second Miss Qin.
“What is your name, miss?” Second Miss Qin asked, turning her head.
“My name is Jiang Chu.”
“Miss Jiang, my younger brother is in poor health, and my father has become thin with worry, unable to sleep. Since you are here, come with me to see him; perhaps you might be able to help.”
As Jiang Chu followed Second Miss Qin, she glanced around the Qin residence but did not linger.
The Qin family was prestigious, but Jiang Chu had seen grander estates, so she did not feel the excitement or trepidation of a country bumpkin entering the city.
Second Miss Qin glanced at Jiang Chu, something flickering in her eyes.
Soon after, they arrived at “Contentment Residence,” which appeared to be the courtyard of the young master of the Qin family.
Almost as soon as they entered, Jiang Chu smelled a strong scent of medicinal herbs.
As they walked, they saw three middle-aged men leaving with medicine boxes, all wearing worried expressions.
“These are the pharmacists treating my brother. It seems they are also out of options. . . . . .Come inside with me.”
Second Miss Qin sighed, her face filled with concern, and led the way into the room.
As they moved closer, the smell of medicine grew stronger.
“Greetings, Second Miss.”
The servants bowed in unison.
“Is father not here?”
Second Miss Qin looked around the room. Besides the servants and her brother lying in bed, she did not see her father attending to him.
“Yes, there are guests at home. The master left to attend to them half an hour ago and has not returned yet,” a servant replied.
Second Miss Qin pursed her lips and looked at Jiang Chu. “My brother is over there; go take a look.”
Jiang Chu agreed and walked towards the sickbed.
Hmm, the familiar green light above the head.
There lay a young man dressed in white, with scattered hair and a face pale as paper. Upon closer inspection, Jiang Chu found that he was quite good-looking.
What a pity, a handsome and wealthy young man, yet at any moment, he might leave this world.
“Can you tell me how he was injured?” Jiang Chu asked, pretending to take his pulse.
“He was plotted against by a friend during training the day before yesterday and was also poisoned by the talons of a Green-Headed Flame Eagle. We have stabilized his injuries with medicine, but the poison is difficult to counter,” Second Miss Qin answered gravely.
“The poison of a Green-Headed Flame Eagle is not difficult to cure. Has he taken a detoxification pill?” Jiang Chu asked.
She knew of this eagle, very ferocious, especially its talons that carried a lethal poison. If scratched, the poison would seep into the body, causing death within moments.
But for a wealthy family’s child, surely he would carry antidotes. The Qin family was illustrious, and this young master was well-favored. Was there no detoxification pill that could cure the poison?
To cure the poison of the Green-Headed Flame Eagle, a Profound-level or higher pill would suffice. Even the Jiang family could afford it; the Qin family couldn’t possibly lack the means.
Moreover, without a detoxification pill, how had he managed to survive until now?
“The problem lies in the detoxification pill. In his panic, he took one, but he overlooked that the pill contained Frost Grass, while the Green-Headed Flame Eagle is a fire-attributed beast,” Second Miss Qin sighed.
Jiang Chu: . . . . . .
She was speechless.
Qin Ziye was really unlucky.
Sometimes, pills and beasts have attributes. If they match, it’s fine; if they clash, there could be trouble.
Especially water and fire, which are most severe, as water and fire are incompatible.
“Because of the clash between water and fire, his internal injuries worsened, and the poison, instead of being neutralized, transformed into an unknown toxin. Many pills became useless. Our pharmacists tried many times to stabilize his injuries, but the poison. . . . . .it’s really problematic,” Second Miss Qin explained.
The Qin family was wealthy and powerful, with pharmacists in their employ. If you had a pill recipe, they could concoct it, but Qin Ziye’s poison had mutated, and that had them stumped.
“Have you ever tried other detoxification pills?” Jiang Chu asked.
“We have tried, but all were in vain,” Second Miss Qin, said. “Steward Liu says that to detoxify, it might only be possible with Earthly-Level or Heavenly-Level detoxification pills, but those kinds of pills are hard to come by and difficult to buy on the market on short notice. The only option might be to find an Earthly-Level or Heavenly-Level alchemist to make them on the spot.”
Miss Qin’s face showed bitterness.
Where would one find an alchemist of that caliber on such short notice? Moreover, even if they were found, gathering the rare ingredients would take at least a day or two, plus the time to start the furnace and refine the pill. And one attempt might not even be successful; it might take several tries. . . . . .
By the time it’s ready, the chance will have passed.
“Do you know if the head of the Qin family is here? I have a formula for a detoxification pill—―”
A voice sounded behind her, and Jiang Chu was startled. Turning around, she saw a man with servants coming in.
This man, wasn’t he the Master Qin she had in mind?
“Father,” Miss Qin, hesitated and then went up to him. “Didn’t you go to entertain the guests?”
“The guests have already been sent away. Young lady, you said you have a formula, but can it cure my son’s poison?” The head of the Qin family stared intently at Jiang Chu.
Did Jiang Chu understand pharmacology?
Of course not.
People have their limitations, and Jiang Chu becoming a top Divination Master was already quite an achievement. Besides that, she was also a high-ranking martial artist, which was the limit for her age.
She was a genius but not a polymath. Maybe if she lived a few more decades, she would have the energy to learn something else and possibly become a polymath.
But she only lived to be 22.
However, she was a genius and a top figure in her field, so she was destined to be in the most elite circles.
Geniuses often associate with other geniuses. Jiang Chu was young, and her friends were leaders in various industries. Her close friends were either top warriors or top Talisman Masters, or top pharmacists, tool refiners, and beast masters, all under 30.
They were all monstrously talented individuals who made their peers envious.
Since they were not competitors, they got along harmoniously, often helping each other. Today you created a new pill and gave me one; tomorrow, you go on a journey, and I’ll divine for you. You have a new weapon, you’ll let me take a look to learn, and I’ll tell you about my new techniques.
Not to mention Jiang Chu’s two best friends, one a Heavenly-Level beautiful female alchemist, and the other a Heavenly-Level handsome male Talisman Master. She learned many pill formulas and runes from them, and she had more talismans and pills than she could use.
Of course, Jiang Chu often helped them with divinations, free of charge.
Like the Health Pulse Pill formula, and now this detoxification pill formula, all learned from the beautiful female alchemist.
(End of Chapter)