Chapter 288: Refining Top-grade Yin Qi Pills
Yun Jiuge watched quietly as the two sisters held each other and made their way out of the Yin Qi Graveyard. She thought to herself, Their past sure sounds tragic!
“Liu Tian’er’s Nine Purgatories Body is very useful. If you were to refine her into a Yin Corpse, she would become very powerful. You should consider it,” Zi Shang said.
Zi Shang might be known as a ‘thousand-year-old corpse,’ but he was not really a corpse. It would be better if Yun Jiuge refined an actual corpse instead of him.
“You only joined the Yin Corpse Sect a few days ago. Don’t tell me you already see yourself as a Black Magic Practitioner?” Yun Jiuge demanded and rolled her eyes at Zi Shang.
She’d only come to the Yin Corpse Sect because she’d wanted to save her life by getting rid of the poison inside her. She had not come here to refine Yin Corpses.
“Don’t you think it would be a pity to simply let someone with a physique as special as hers fall into the Yin Corpse Sect’s hands?” Zi Shang asked. He figured that they would be missing out if they did not make use of Liu Tian’er’s particular physique.
“Of course. We can’t let them get their hands on her,” Yun Jiuge replied. She still regarded the Yin Corpse Sect as the enemy.
She would never give her enemies a boost in strength.
However, the idea of refining Liu Tian’er into a Yin Corpse was extremely shameful to her.
“Well, if you don’t want to refine her, then let’s just kill her,” said Zi Shang. It was completely normal for him to kill anything he could not get his hands on.
“Wouldn’t it make you be a pervert if you did that?” Yun Jiuge asked. She, of course, knew that Zi Shang was not a good demon, but she’d never expected him to be this awful, either.
If one were to kill just for their own selfish gains, then they would inevitably turn into some kind of demon overlord who murdered those closest to them in no time.
“You don’t want to use her for yourself. You don’t want to give her to anyone else, either. Then, what exactly do you want?” Zi Shang said. He thought that Yun Jiuge was very unreasonable.
“Those two sisters have been hiding their special physique quite well all this time. We’ll think about what to do when their secret is exposed!” Yun Jiuge replied. She decided to take this one step at a time, for now.
When the Liu Sisters’ secret was finally out of the bag, it would not be too late for her to make a decision. Moreover, the two sisters did not look like they would willingly become someone else’s Yin Corpse.
Yun Jiuge walked around the Yin Qi Graveyard for a while longer before she left the place behind with her Yin Qi Bottle in hand.
She turned in all of the Yin Qi from her bottle, which she had obtained from the mission, and received 100 Contribution Points as a reward. She then used those points to pay for half a month’s rent.
Yun Jiuge still had some Yin Qi left behind, but she did not exchange them for Contribution Points right away. Instead, she brought it back to her room and prepared to use it to refine Yin Qi Pills for herself.
The Yin Qi Pills that the Yin Corpse Sect provided were too low in quality. She found it extremely difficult to absorb them into her body.
Yun Jiuge was an Alchemist. She could not allow herself to take such low-quality pills for a prolonged period. Hence, she decided to refine the Yin Qi Pills herself.
She had entered the second level of the Qi Refining stage and was now able to set the Pill Production Furnace in motion.
If she used the Yin Qi on her hands wisely, she ought to be able to refine one furnace’s worth of Yin Qi Pills.
Yun Jiuge took out her Green Bronze Cauldron and made Zi Shang set up a formation to help to conceal spiritual energy. Then, she hid in the room and began refining the Yin Qi Pills.
First, she enlisted Zi Shang’s help in refining the Yin Qi into Yin Essence.
They were only able to produce one small cup of Yin Essence after using an entire bottle of Yin Qi. Next, she took out the Yin Spiritual Herbs, which she had collected in the past.
The Yin Spiritual Herb was just like a woman’s hair. It was thin and soft to the touch. Yun Jiuge used a flame to burn the herbs to a crisp before mixing them with the Yin Essence. Once she was done, she poured the concoction into the Pill Production Furnace.
The White Bone Flame in Yun Jiuge’s Elixir Field had been pushed into a corner of her body by the poison released from the Nine Stages of Fractured Bones. She was only able to draw out a bit of the flame using her spiritual power. She then used the small flame as the fire for the furnace.
Fortunately, the time needed to refine the Yin Qi Pills was very short, and Yun Jiuge was able to finish the entire refinement process with the limited amount of spiritual power that she had. However, she still felt extremely worn out when she finished.
She was able to refine a total of around 300 Yin Qi Pills—each and every one a top-grade pill. She should not have to refine them again for a while.
Once Yun Jiuge had finished refining the Yin Qi Pills, she went to Mission Hall to take on yet another mission of killing Yin Ghosts. She then bought a Yin Qi Bottle that was capable of holding the Yin Qi of 500 ghosts before heading to the Yin Qi Graveyard.
Her hunt went off without a hitch. She was able to fill up both of her Yin Qi Bottles in just a day.
When Yun Jiuge walked back to her room that night, she cast a cursory glance at the Liu Sisters’ room, which was adjacent to hers. She noticed that the door was still firmly shut. They are probably still cultivating right now, Yun Jiuge thought to herself.
Little Fatty appeared at his door with a gleeful smile and exclaimed, “Senior Brother Yun Jiu! You’ve returned! It looks like you managed to collect quite a lot of Yin Qi today, huh?”
Yun Jiuge glanced at him coldly as she prepared to enter her room.
“Senior Brother Yun Jiu, I have all the latest intel on the Yin Corpse Sect. Would you like to buy some from me?” Little Fatty hastily said.
Yun Jiuge stopped in her tracks before she examined Little Fatty from top to bottom then asked, “What kind of information can I buy from you?”
“Anything you’d like to know.” Little Fatty became energized after seeing that there was a chance that he would be able to do business with Yun Jiuge. He gabbed on, “I have information about how to complete the sect’s various missions as well as about the recent activities of the sect’s various branches. I also know the preferences of each elder and the fastest way to become a proper disciple. Not only that, but I also have information about our seniors’ cultivation levels …”
Yun Jiuge’s interest perked up instantly when she heard what Little Fatty had said.
She had always wanted to get her hands on news of Su Junqing, Ye Yunzhi, Si Youyue, and the Demonic Corpse. Perhaps she would be able to get the information she needed from Little Fatty.
However, she did not ask Little Fatty for information straightaway. Instead, she inquired, “How do I know if what you are telling me is the truth?”
“You do not have to worry about that. I have an uncle who has been managing the inner sect’s affairs for the past fifty years. There’s nothing he doesn’t know!” said Little Fatty in a hurry.
“If your uncle manages the inner sect, then why haven’t you entered the sect with a Recommendation Amulet?”
Someone who managed the inner sect definitely held a much higher standing than someone like Yin Shili, who led the outer sect. Little Fatty should have easily been able to make his way in if he wanted to.
“I joined the mass audition because I wanted to see if any talented disciples joined the Yin Corpse Sect this year. Indeed, quite a few are rather talented. There’s even a rumor that one male disciple was born with a Dark Spiritual Root. They say that he became the sect leader’s disciple straightaway,” Little Fatty rambled on and on.
Little Fatty definitely loves to gossip! Yun Jiuge thought to herself.
Yun Jiuge believed in Little Fatty a bit more after hearing how passionate he was. She then went on to say, “If that’s the case, then I’d like to buy some information from you.”
“Sure, sure. But we have to go somewhere else to discuss!” Little Fatty said. People like him, who sold information to others, had to be very particular about privacy.
“Come in!” Yun Jiuge pushed open the doors to her room and invited Little Fatty inside.
Little Fatty secretly surveyed the room the moment he stepped inside, and he realized that there were no signs of any additional items having been added to the decor.
Usually, once they had been allocated a room, disciples added a few items to make their stay more comfortable. Little Fatty thought to himself, But it looks like this Yun Jiu is crazy about his training!
Yun Jiuge did not mind Little Fatty snooping around her room. She got straight to the point, saying, “I want information about the Liu Sisters. Do you have anything on them?
“Senior Brother Yun Jiu! You’ve come to the right man! I have information on the Liu Sisters’ three sizes, the time they rise, go to bed, as well as their likes and dislikes! This information will only cost you 10 Contribution Points!” The look on Little Fatty’s face was teasing.
“I’m not interested in any of those things. I just want to know about their past. The more detailed, the better,” Yun Jiuge replied coldly.
Hearing those words, Little Fatty froze, and his face turned solemn. He then went on to say, “The Liu Sisters’ past is very unusual and can be regarded as a top-secret within our sect. If you really want to know, it’ll cost you 500 Contribution Points.”
“500 Contribution Points?” Yun Jiuge said with a frown. She thought inwardly, That’s even more expensive than the Puppet Scripture!
Was Little Fatty slapping such a high price tag on information about the twins because he knew that the two sisters possessed a special physique?