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CSG - Chapter 3042: Comprehending the Way of Alchemy

Jian Chen returned to the Heavenly Crane clan. This time, he had completely recovered mentally. He had adjusted himself to his peak condition as if what had happened to Changyang Mingyue no longer affected him at all.

The past few days had brought him sorrow, but it also allowed him to see through a lot of things and set down a lot of baggage that he needed to set down. He had completely calmed down now.

On the Soaring Snow peak of the Heavenly Crane clan, in the same alchemy room, Jian Chen saw ancestor Lan again and mentioned his request to comprehend the Way of Alchemy again.

This time, ancestor Lan did not turn him down. She agreed to Jian Chen’s request happily and said, “Just stay here and comprehend the Way of Alchemy during the upcoming period in peace. You don’t have to use He Qianchi’s identity anymore.”

“Yes, senior!”

Afterwards, Jian Chen cast aside all of his unnecessary thoughts and remained on the Soaring Snow peak at ease, comprehending the Way of Alchemy like there was nothing else for him to do in the world.

He had already dealt with the matter regarding his elder sister, while fairy Hao Yue’s current fate was unknown. The only remaining thing for Jian Chen to do on the Ice Pole Plane was to refine pills.

On top of that, comprehending the Way of Alchemy. Elevating his master over the Way of Alchemy to a certain level was extremely important to Jian Chen.

He needed to refine high quality Godking grass into Godking pills himself. Then he needed to bring a sufficient quantity of them into the Darkstar World so that he could obtain ten droplets of a Grand Exalt’s essence blood from the Darkstar race.

To Jian Chen right now, that was the only shortcut for him to release the Primeval Divine Hall’s seal through his own powers.

“Jian Chen, you don’t have any basic grasp over the Way of Alchemy, so if you want to learn how to refine pills, you’ll have to start from the beginning. I’ll teach you some basic knowledge regarding the Way of Alchemy first,” ancestor Lan said slowly. She extended a finger, and a tremendous amount of information immediately flowed into Jian Chen’s mind.

Even though it was only some basic knowledge regarding the Way of Alchemy, the basic knowledge that ancestor Lan provided to Jian Chen was extremely wide. Obviously, it was much wider than many alchemy sects of the Saints’ World, given ancestor Lan’s achievements with the Way of Alchemy. Even with Jian Chen’s current cultivation, it would take him some time to digest it all.

Jian Chen sat down in the middle of the air subconsciously and shut his eyes. He began to absorb the information as quickly as he could.

He had a feeling that the basic knowledge ancestor Lan had provided him with was probably even richer, even more complete, and even more detailed than what he had come into contact with through the grandmaster alchemist, the Azure Ink Grandmaster, in the past.

Two hours later, Jian Chen finally opened his eyes. During this time, he had completely grasped everything regarding alchemy that ancestor Lan had passed onto him. He had also familiarised himself with the knowledge of various different materials, combinations, and so on. All he lacked right now was actual practice.

“You completely grasped the basic knowledge so quickly, much faster than what I was expecting. Looks like you also have quite the talent for the Way of Alchemy,” ancestor Lan’s voice rang out with a bit of surprise. She paused and continued with what she wanted to say, “Since you’ve already familiarised yourself with the basic knowledge, then you can try and refine pills next.”

“In the Saints’ World, with every age, every region, or even every alchemy organisation, there are various different names and divisions to pills of every different quality. Here, pills are divided into three main levels. These three main levels also happen to be their most popular names given the current world.”

“I call the first level spirit pills. Spirit pills are usually pills that Mortal realm and Sainthood cultivators come into contact with. I call the second level saint pills. Saint pills are basically widespread among Origin realm and Godhood cultivators.”

“The saint pills of our Saints’ World correspond to the immortal pills of the Immortals’ World!”

“The third level are god pills that Primordial realm experts come in contact with. God pills also happen to be publicly recognised as the highest level of pills among the six worlds, as a pill that surpasses god pills has never appeared in the known history of the six worlds.”

“This is the way to refine a few spirit pills, which includes low, mid, high, and supreme grade spirit pills. You can comprehend it yourself. When you can refine supreme grade spirit pills, come and find me.”

Ancestor Lan passed some more knowledge regarding the Way of Alchemy to Jian Chen before letting him go refine pills by himself.

After leaving ancestor Lan’s alchemy room, Jian Chen found a spacious place on the Soaring Snow peak before taking out a low quality god artifact divine hall and setting it on the snowy ground. He turned around and entered the divine hall, beginning his pill refining in seclusion.

Within the divine hall, Jian Chen took out the Fortune Jade Pedestal, comprehending the Way of Alchemy as he refined spirit pills.

He was not lacking any alchemy cauldrons. He had plenty of alchemy cauldrons of various qualities in his Space Ring, all spoils he had obtained in the past through his battles. As for the heavenly resources for refining the pills, it obviously was not something he had to worry about given the presence of ancestor Lan, a grandmaster alchemist, and the Heavenly Crane clan’s level of wealth.

Refining low level pills like spirit pills did not touch on the Laws of Alchemy. It focused on the understanding and knowledge of alchemy, such as the combination of medicinal herbs and the control over the fire.

Given the heights that Jian Chen had attained so far, refining spirit pills obviously did not pose too great of a difficulty. After several failures and exhausting some low level heavenly resources, he managed to refine various kinds of supreme grade spirit pills successfully in just a year’s time.

Afterwards, Jian Chen visited ancestor Lan again to learn how to refine saint pills.

Saint pills corresponded to immortal pills in the Immortals’ World. In the domain of saint pills, the difficulty involved would multiply.

That was because refining saint pills would touch on the Laws of Alchemy. Not only did refining saint pills require exceptionally skillful technique, combination, and usage of various resources, the most difficult part was nurturing and refining each saint pill with the Laws of Alchemy.

If I want to refine saint pills, I need to comprehend the Way of Alchemy first. The level of comprehension determines the quality of the saint pills refined,” Jian Chen thought. He was calm, as placid as water, as he sat on the Fortune Jade Pedestal. He closely recalled all of the knowledge regarding the Way of Alchemy that ancestor Lan had explained to him.

However, his progress with alchemy slowed down. It was nowhere near as smooth as when he refined spirit pills.

Recently, it had not been particularly quiet in the Heavenly Crane clan, as something major that could influence the fate of the entire clan to a certain degree was currently unfolding.

Everything was all because the current leader of the Heavenly Crane clan had successfully become a Chaotic Prime, rising up to the ranks of great elders.

According to the customs of the Heavenly Crane clan, being the leader of the clan was normally a duty held by an Infinite Prime. Once they broke through to Chaotic Prime, they would immediately relinquish their position and retire from the spotlight.

Right now, the Heavenly Crane clan was in a sensitive period where the new leader succeeded the old.

Although the three ancestors surpassed all else in the Heavenly Crane clan and possessed the ability to decide the fate of the entire clan, the three ancestors rarely ever handled these affairs. As such, the clan leader was basically responsible for the various matters and decisions in the clan.

The clan leader possessed the ability to mobilise the many resources and forces the Heavenly Crane clan had to offer.

As a result, the position of clan leader also happened to be a symbol of authority in the Heavenly Crane clan.

Now, who would become the next leader of the Heavenly Crane clan had become an extremely hot topic in the clan. It led to numerous great elders within the Heavenly Crane clan gathering together and beginning a heated dispute.

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Written by Xin Xing Xiao Yao (心星逍遥). Translated by Pipipingu, Deceptioning..