Ultimate Scheming System - Chapter 835 - Ahh, What A Huge Waste!
Chapter 835: Ahh, What A Huge Waste!
Translator: Nyoi-Bo Studio Editor: Nyoi-Bo Studio
Hundreds of pill-refining furnaces stood atop the vast plains. Many of the alchemists had already started to refine their pills. Although no one had expected Xu Que to appear suddenly, there were still many alchemists who remained wholly focused on their furnaces the whole time.
In contrast, the three most attention-grabbing alchemists – the famous Yun Yang Zi, Zhuo Feng, and the Demonic Pill Old Man – did not even bother to start their fires. They merely stood where they had arrived and kept their eyes on Xu Que. They knew full well the cause of the little Princess’s illness. Her constitution had been changed entirely by all the precious herbs and unusual ingredients that she had consumed since she was a young girl. The only way to cure her illness was to feed her with celestial elixirs of an even higher level.
However, that method was, ultimately, a temporary solution. First of all, finding a divine elixir was no easy feat. Secondly, even if they had managed to find the elixir, the little Princess would adjust to that level of medicine in no time, and the same problem would recur. In light of this situation, they had run out of ways to cure her despite their superb pill-refining skills.
Now that Xu Que had volunteered and confidently claimed that he could solve the problem, the trio took this opportunity to avoid failing in public. Instead, they stood aside to see Xu Que disgraced by his foolery. In their minds, while the candy that Xu Que gave to the little Princess was effective, it was still a useless attempt. After all, the little Princess was mortal and therefore could never live off simply candies. All that was left to do was to wait for Xu Que to make a fool out of himself and to be driven out by Lord Zeng! When that happened, the three of them would have plenty of time to settle their scores with Xu Que.
“Young friend, would you mind enlightening me on the pill that you are making?” Lord Zeng asked curiously, upon seeing Xu Que’s confidence in front of the furnace.
Xu Que smiled. “I am refining a secret holy medicine from the Exploding Heavens Faction, specially tailored for anorexic patients!”
After that, he waved his arm widely and pulled out an iron bowl. With a series of crisp sounds, click click click, small yellow round pills began to fill the pot.
“What is that yellow stuff?” The crowd was curious.
“Damn, is he processing ready-made pills? What kind of alchemy is that?”
Many frowned at his actions, including the many alchemists present who now paid close attention to Xu Que.
Xu Que suddenly pulled out a jade bottle. He then poured clear, crystalline water onto the yellow matter.
Upon seeing that, the Demonic Pill Old man sneered and said, “You have mixed so many unidentified pills and added them to the water. One look is enough to conclude that you know nothing about pill-refining. What a waste of precious ingredients!”
Sigh! “He is less than a beginner!” Yun Yang Zi shook his head too.
Lord Zeng was also perplexed and found himself questioning Xu Que’s alchemy skills. So far, Xu Que’s pill-refining process had made no sense.
“Eh, no, I don’t think those are pills!” All of a sudden, the nearest onlooker who was standing behind Xu Que exclaimed.
“They look like soybeans instead of pills!”
“What the heck, they’re soybeans! What’s that fella trying to pull?”
Many people had noticed that the yellow particles that Xu Que poured into the water were merely soybeans.
The Demonic Pill Old Man and Yun Yang Zi stiffened and swallowed all their words. They were so embarrassed that they wanted to dig a hole and jump into it! They had not expected to be humiliated so quickly after laughing at Xu Que for dissolving the bulk of the pills in water. Who would have thought that they were soybeans and not medicinal items!
“Hmph, you are all wrong! Open your eyes big and wide and take a closer look! These are not ordinary soybeans, but 100% natural soybeans that the Exploding Heavens Faction hand-picked from the highest peak of the Heavenly Mountain. Each of them is full, round, and sparkles like gems. Therefore, they are also known as the ‘Exploding Heavens Faction Invincible Heavenly Mountain’s Super Citrine Incredible Soybeans’!” Xu Que said proudly.
However, the truth was that those soybeans were precious ingredients that he had redeemed from the System store. Ordinary soybeans could not compare!
“By the way, do you know what this water is? Come on, take a sniff! Oh, I see your eyes have widened, my friend! You must have guessed. Yes, exactly, this is Living Holy Water!” Xu Que picked up the jade bottle and boasted.
A commotion broke out among the people.
“Living Holy Water?”
“What the hell, to have used such precious material to refine his pill, it seems like he’s not playing around!”
“Oh my goodness, this medicine would jump at least two or three ranks now that it’s infused with the Living Holy Water!”
People were in awe, and even the Demonic Pill Old Man and Yun Yang Zi could not help but stare and gulp.
To an alchemist, the Living Holy Water was a rare item that they had always dreamed of obtaining. With a few drops, it could improve the success rate of pill-refining and improve the grade of every pill. However, right before their eyes, Xu Que had taken out a whole basin of it. How could they not be envious and jealous?
“Well, gentlemen, I’m going to start!” Only then did Xu Que finally look serious as he focused his gaze on the bowl. Then he rolled up his sleeves and shoved his hand directly into the bowl, stirring the soybeans into the Holy Living Water.
The audience was stunned once again.
What kind of procedure was that? Do alchemists even need to mix the ingredients by hand?
“All right!” Suddenly, Xu Que bellowed as he swung the bowl upwards!
At that moment, the Holy Water and the pile of soybeans flew toward the sky at the same time. Xu Que held the bowl in one hand and quickly pinched a magic art with his fingers.
Swoosh! Swosh! Swoosh!
Within seconds, his hand had formed tens of thousands of illusions. Each of his delusions picked every single soybean out of the air and threw them into the iron basin.
Then, before the crowd could react, the remaining holy water spilled directly onto the ground.
“What the crap, don’t,…” Someone cried out at once.
However, it was too late. All of the water that had spilled onto the ground lost all its effects upon contamination by dust. Along with the water, everyone’s hearts dropped to the ground. So much Living Holy Water had gone to waste!
What a waste of an unusual ingredient!
What the hell was he doing, how could he make such a blunder?
“Ha, ha, as expected of the Living Holy Water. Look at how fresh and clean my soybeans are!” Xu Que held up the iron bowl and showed off his soybeans to those who surrounded him.
No one could believe their ears. Then, they trembled and almost vomited at the realization.
You’ve created all this ruckus, and now you’re telling us that you were washing the soybeans?
Moreover, you washed the soybeans with the Living Holy Water!
Suddenly, a muffled thud came from behind Xu Que. The Demonic Pill Old Man had smashed the Pill Furnace beside him in a fit of anger.
Yun Yang Zi’s eyes were bloodshot and furious.
Seeing Xu Que squander the Living Holy Water caused much more anguish to them than killing them directly!
Ding! “Congratulations to the host ‘Xu Que’ for successfully acting tough. You have been rewarded 8,000 Acting Tough Points!”
Ding! “Congratulations to the host ‘Xu Que’ for successfully acting tough. You have been rewarded 9,000 Acting Tough Points!”
Ding! “Congratulations to the host ‘Xu Que’ for acting an ‘Extravagant Tough’. You have received a special reward of 30,000 Acting Tough Points!”
The System notifications rang in Xu Que’s mind. He smiled indifferently. Acted an extravagant tough? What’s so extravagant about this? Isn’t this just some Living Holy Water? I have more than enough!
He shook his head and redeemed a grinding machine from the System store. With some swishing and sloshing, he poured the soybeans into the grinder and added more Holy Water. Then he used some True Core Strength to start up the mill.
The grinder began to rotate rapidly, crushing all the soybeans and mixing them into the Living Holy Water. The audience stared intently, curious and confused. They couldn’t understand the process at all. A moment later, Xu Que stopped the grinder and poured out a light yellow, sticky substance. After some filtering, a pot of fresh soybean milk, glittering brilliantly, appeared in front of everyone!
All were stunned.
“This…is this soymilk?”
“Wasn’t he doing pill-refining? What’s up with this pot full of soymilk?”
Most were confused. Even Lord Zeng became fidgety. He asked, “What are you doing exactly, my little friend?”
Xu Que smiled. “Don’t worry, Lord Zeng. It’s just the beginning!”