𝐓𝐡𝐞𝐫𝐞 𝐢𝐬 𝐀𝐧𝐨𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐫 𝐖𝐚𝐲
However, this kind of verbal agreement holds no binding power. If the other person has good character and keeps their promise, the transaction will proceed smoothly. But if the other person is cunning and turns hostile after obtaining the prescription, or worse, kills to keep the recipe for themselves. . . . . .things will take a bleak turn.
In other words, the success or failure of the matter entirely depends on the other person’s character and disposition.
When the decision-making power lies with the other party, the risks of such a decision are immense.
Jiang Chu feels that she doesn’t want to take this risk.
Moreover, Jiang Chu believes that her prescription for that the dantian is fully deserving of envy.
Actually, the detoxification pill that saved Qin Ziye is also quite precious, but it doesn’t compare to the dantian prescription.
“If it’s the only opportunity, why not give it a try? At worst, we can start over.”
However, Hu Yingyue’s lips curved into a smile.
If you have the ability, you won’t fear financial shortcomings.
For the sake of their child, what’s the significance of depleting the family fortune?
Even if it’s gone, it can be earned back.
The cost paid for this is simply being a bit more industrious in seeking opportunities.
“Father, Mother. . . . . .”
Jiang Chu’s heart was somewhat moved.
Is this the warmth of family? She never experienced it in her previous life, and now that she’s feeling it in this life, it’s making her a bit overwhelmed.
This kind of unconditional love without considering costs or gains seems to be something only parents are willing to give.
“Actually, I have another idea.” Jiang Chu took a deep breath, “To refine pills, it indeed requires an Earthly-Level alchemist. Since we don’t know anyone, why not cultivate one ourselves!”
Jiang Chu had already thought this through.
To establish herself in this world where martial prowess is revered, she must possess martial skills. It doesn’t need to be as outstanding as before, but at least at an intermediate level; otherwise, she won’t be respected anywhere.
Practicing the Great Strength Technique might be an option, but the damage to her dantian remains a hidden danger. It might not be evident at lower levels, but when breaking through to advanced levels, it would become a significant obstacle.
This injury must be healed!
She’s not afraid of lacking pills; she has the prescription! Not afraid of lacking medicinal materials; she can rely on the Qin family to provide them! Without an alchemist. . . . . . then she will cultivate one herself!
Hu Yingyue: !!!
Jiang Yao: ???
The two of them looked at their daughter in astonishment.
“Well, Chu Chu, cultivating an Earthly-Level alchemist is not an easy task,” Jiang Yao chuckled wryly, amused by his daughter’s naivety. “Cultivating a Profound-Level alchemist might require the efforts of the whole family. Cultivating an Earthly-Level alchemist is even harder. Even if our Jiang Family exhausts all resources, it might not be achievable.”
“Uncle Gu is a Profound-Level alchemist, and he has exceptional talent in alchemy. Once he becomes an Earthly-Level alchemist, our current predicament can be solved,” Jiang Chu said.
The alchemist from the Qin family, Chen, is not as skilled as Uncle Gu, who is at the Profound level. This shows that Uncle Gu is outstanding even among Profound-Level alchemists.
He has great potential!
“Father, Mother, I know you might not believe me. You don’t need to worry about the rest. I will find a way to solve it myself. If I can’t solve it, I will come to you for help. Just one thing, please promise me—don’t go to great lengths to find solutions for me anymore. You worry about me, and I worry about you too. Can you give me some time?” Jiang Chu asked.
These words silenced the doubts in their minds.
After a moment, Jiang Chu returned to her room.
Fully gaining the trust of her parents, the Jiang Family couple, is still quite difficult for Jiang Chu. As a girl who has just encountered setbacks and knows nothing about alchemy, her words hold little credibility.
But they agreed to give her time. If there’s no progress after two months, they will find a solution themselves.
For Jiang Chu, this is already a very good outcome. At least they won’t act in haste out of concern.
Right when they agreed to Jiang Chu’s request, a change occurred in the small words above Jiang Yao’s head:
【Name: Jiang Yao】
【Near-Future Fortune: None】
The small words that previously indicated he would be deceived in four days in Danmung City had quietly changed to “None.”
Fortune, as they say, is sometimes decided in the blink of an eye.
A single thought can lead to heaven or hell, but at this moment of decision, neither you nor I know which choice is correct.
Jiang Chu picked up the pen and began writing down the recipe.
Uncle Gu is a trustworthy individual. Making him an Earthly-Level alchemist is more cost-effective and feasible than directly seeking out one.
Since this decision has been made, it’s time to initiate the cultivation and improvement plan.
Jiang Chu intends to write down all the pill formulas she can remember from Profound-level alchemy that can be refined. Then, she will hand them over to Shopkeeper Gu one by one for him to refine.
The scarcity of Earthly-Level alchemists is largely due to the rarity of pill formulas. With too few formulas mastered, there’s no way to continuously enhance alchemical skills through new ones, making improvement difficult.
She’ll provide the pill formulas, the Jiang Family will provide the medicinal ingredients, and she might occasionally offer some guidance. With Uncle Gu’s talent, she believes he won’t need too long to advance to an Earthly-Level alchemist.
The five materials Jiang Chu requested from the Qin Family are all main ingredients in the pill formulas, but not just from one formula – they come from two.
One formula is for treating her dantian, and the four materials needed for it are beyond the capabilities of the Jiang Family to obtain. The remaining dozen or so materials are relatively easy to buy, so Jiang Chu only listed the essential four.
The other formula is specifically for replenishing Uncle Gu’s qi and blood. One of the ingredients for that formula is hard to find, so Jiang Chu included it as well.
As long as she acquires these five trickiest materials, the rest won’t be an issue.
With a few lines of guidance for each formula, Jiang Chu quickly wrote down fifteen of them.
She now deeply appreciates how wise it was in her past life to become close friends with a genius alchemist. While she focused on her meditation, the genius beauty practiced alchemy, and they spent time together.
Following the beauty into the alchemy room, Jiang Chu practiced on her own while the beauty refined her pills.
However, the beauty’s pills weren’t ordinary; they often involved self-created formulas, where Jiang Chu’s skills came in handy――
“Chu, help me divine whether the Vermilion Frost Grass or the Hundred Cold Droplets is better for this pill furnace.”
“Chu, quickly divine the order of these two herbs. If I get this wrong, it might explode the furnace. I don’t dare to experiment recklessly!”
Jiang Chu’s casual divinations always provided the correct answers. This was incredibly practical for the beauty; she didn’t need to risk losing ingredients through trial and error. She only needed to ask Jiang Chu when unsure.
Moreover, divination itself was a means for Jiang Chu to enhance her abilities. Plus, with the benefit of consuming the beauty’s excellent pills, which almost always improved her strength, their partnership was a long-lasting one.
If not for this, how would an outsider like her remember so many pill formulas?
(End of this chapter)