72 Back to the Alchemist Room
Jiang Chen felt proud of himself when he was promoted to senior disciple. But after learning that Ning Haotian ranked the first on both lists, this proud feeling disappeared. He started to think about the current situation again and plan what to practice.
Undoubtedly, he had to achieve the Mental Wander State.
But if he wanted to enhance his state in a short period, he had to make good use of every resource he had.
First of all, the benefits for senior disciples.
Senior disciples had three enviable resources that could benefit their practice.
The first was the Transdragon Pool.
Each entry in it cost a million contributions. One would see fabulous changes after bathing in the Transdragon Pool. Besides enhancing their state, they would progress rapidly in their future practice.
"The top ten disciples on the Talent List get one free chance to bathe in the Transdragon Pool every month." Jiang Chen felt complicated when he remembered this rule.
The second was the Deity Elixir.
It was similar to the Pure Yang Pill refined by Jiang Chen, a super helpful object for a Gathering Yuan State to achieve the Mental Wander State.
The third was the Martial Arts Technique Department.
The importance of martial arts techniques was obvious. As long as you spent some time in the Martial Arts Technique Department, your attainments of martial arts techniques would be greatly enhanced.
Among the three resources, Jiang Chen was only interested in the Transdragon Pool.
"Contributions… Without contributions, there is no difference between the top ten sects and schools and the Hundred Thousand Mountains," Jiang Chen thought to himself.
At that moment Meng Hao told him the good news. "Jiang Chen, the alchemist room is done."
Jiang Chen's eyes lit up. As long as he could refine panaceas, all his problems would be sorted out.
"I think the princess likes you," Meng Hao said abruptly.
"What?" Jiang Chen thought he had misheard. Then he understood what Meng Hao meant.
It was Wen Xin who paid for the construction of the alchemist room. She had also paid for the herbal garden which was still under construction.
Wen Xin had never fulfilled a single task. She simply exchanged rose gold coins for contributions.
Although Jiang Chen had claimed it was due to the contributions he borrowed from her, he wasn't a fool and knew exactly how difficult it was to borrow money. And the princess had never shown any hesitation.
However, Jiang Chen had never thought of that possibility.
Frankly speaking, he was unwilling to consider a romantic relationship before he met that woman again in the Sacred Zone.
Most importantly, he had lost his confidence in women.
Jiang Chen felt most natural when he regarded Wen Xin as a friend, but if it wasn't friendship between them, he would feel a bit weird.
"Stop that foolish talk. I'll show the Natural Law School the charm of an alchemist!"
As a senior disciple, Jiang Chen didn't have to behave cautiously anymore. So he taught Meng Hao a class-one method, which excited him.
For the time being, Jiang Chen would go back to the alchemist room.
Class-one panaceas couldn't satisfy him anymore since he was in a higher state. Jiang Chen was going to refine class-two panaceas.
More than one kind!
He was going to refine Black Yuan Elixir, Revival Elixir, and Sky Yuan Elixir.
Black Yuan Elixir was similar to a Gathering Qi Pill. It could help a guy in the Gathering Yuan State double his results with half the effort in practice.
Revival Elixir wasn't for practice, but it could help one recover his strength quickly.
This kind of panacea wasn't less popular than panaceas at all. In a fight, as long as the two opponents didn't have a huge difference in states, usually the one who could last longer won.
Some powerful people were besieged and died of exhaustion. There were many such examples.
For example, Jiang Chen's father Jiang Qingyu was caught by the Black Dragon City because he was stuck in a battle that wore him down and then was subdued by a tactical formation.
The thing was, although the whole world knew how important it was to recover strength, there were only a few of this kind of panacea.
And the current ones didn't work so well. They could only recover a little strength, and it took a long time. This was fatal in a battle.
In this sense, Revival Elixir was different. It was one of the best among the recovery panaceas used in the Sacred Zone.
Even in a desperate fight, one could see obvious changes, even if he only took one elixir.
The last one was Sky Yuan Elixir. It was used for practice. What made it special was its ability to purify the genuine yuan of a guy in the Gathering Yuan State.
Once these three panaceas were refined successfully, Jiang Chen would make a great fortune without having to leave the house.
When Jiang Chen was about to refine the panaceas, he felt the advantages of a top ten sect and school. He could find whatever medicinal materials he needed here and the amount was abundant.
Jiang Chen borrowed money from Wen Xin again. This time, he said, "It's about time. As soon as I get the panaceas ready, the Redcloud Peak will be the richest peak among the senior disciples'."
"These are the last fifty thousand contributions my family gave me. Take them." Wen Xin was resolute as always. She gave him her disciple token immediately.
The disciples' contributions were recorded in their disciple tokens.
Just then, Jiang Chen recalled what Meng Hao had said. He hesitated and didn't take the token right away.
He thought for a while, and said, "Meng Hao told me you liked me."
If Meng Hao were here, he would definitely kick Jiang Chen.
Wen Xin was frozen. Coldness showed in her eyes. She said emotionlessly, "I'm gonna kill him."
Then she looked up to Jiang Chen and asked, "What are you trying to say?"
Jiang Chen looked serious and terribly rational. "I want to say I am wholeheartedly looking to achieve the peak of martial arts techniques. I don't have extra time for—"
"Enough!" Wen Xin interrupted him and said discontentedly, "Don't worry. I don't like you. I moved here because I wanted you to instruct my swordsmanship and I want to see more progress quickly. Like you, I am also wholeheartedly trying to reach the peak."
"That's great." Jiang Chen grinned, as if he had removed a huge burden from his back. He took the disciple token and left Wen Xin's room.
As soon as he left, Wen Xin's whole face turned red, even her neck.
"Bastard!" she scolded while watching him leave.
Jiang Chen sneezed and scratched his head.
Then he asked Meng Hao to purchase the materials he needed, and went into the alchemist room when he got them.
Meng Hao was guarding outside. In a short while, he heard fire burning inside. Then there was smoke coming through the window, along with the slight aroma of medicine.
An hour later, Meng Hao started to worry about Jiang Chen.
He could sense the high temperature in the alchemist room even from outside. One would imagine it was like a steamer inside.
He hesitated to knock, but the door was opened from the inside. The heat wave rushed at him like a fiery dragon, forcing him to step back.
Jiang Chen walked out of the smoke like a celestial being descending to the earth. He was totally drenched in sweat.
"Have you succeeded?" Meng Hao asked.
"Of course," Jiang Chen smiled confidently. He wiped the sweat off of his face and said, "I'll deploy a cooling formation in the alchemist room later. Otherwise I'll die from overheating."
Jiang Chen gave Meng Hao a jade bottle with the three kinds of panaceas inside.
"They are equivalent to three months' disciple benefits," Jiang Chen said.
Meng Hao beamed. He thanked Jiang Chen while taking the bottle. He opened the bottle and smelled it. Suddenly, he felt refreshed.
"Jiang Chen, it seems to me that you are incapable of nothing," Meng Hao exclaimed.
Jiang Chen found three wooden boxes and filled them with the three kinds of panaceas. Then he headed for the chamber of commerce for senior disciples with Meng Hao.