Chapter 360: There Is Something Wrong With This Pill
"Senior Yun Jiu. My uncle has always had a foul temper. Please don't hold a grudge against him," Little Fatty said apologetically.
"I know that." Yun Jiuge nodded her head before asking Little Fatty, "Why did you come looking for me today?"
"Senior Yun Jiu, did you head over to the Yin Qi Graveyard to teach the scoundrels from Number Three Peak a lesson earlier?" Little Fatty asked excitedly.
"Yeah, I did. I used a little bit of the Paralysis Powder on them." Yun Jiuge nodded her head.
"I knew Senior Yun Jiu was the one who did it!" Little Fatty became so emotional that his face turned red.
"I hope you guys didn't let them off the hook easily afterwards!" Yun Jiuge opened the doors to her room and beckoned Little Fatty to come inside.
"Of course not! We beat those sons of a b*tch into a pulp and discarded their bodies at Number Three Peak."
The constant bullying had made the disciples of Number Two Peak understand one thing: they had to be even more ruthless, vicious and fearless than others in order to survive in the Yin Corpse Sect.
"That's good." Yun Jiuge nodded her head contentedly.
She was able to help them out for now, but she would not be able to help them out forever. They had to learn to stand on their two feet if they wanted to survive in the Yin Corpse Sect.
"Senior Yun Jiu, have you heard? The carriage that was sent by the Liu Family to transport the Liu Sisters back home has vanished! No one knows what happened to it. Do you think the Wicked Patriarch could have abducted them?" Little Fatty lowered his voice. There was a sly look in his eyes as he looked at Yun Jiuge.
"No, they were not captured." Yun Jiuge poured two cups of Ling Tea and drank a mouthful before going on to say slowly, "I went out to settle some things yesterday, and I saved them along the way."
"Senior Yun Jiu is so heroic and… so formidable!" Little Fatty was so stirred up that he found himself at a loss of words.
When the Liu Sisters were dragged out of their room like two dogs on a leash, every single disciple from Number Two Peak clenched their jaws so tightly that they nearly broke their teeth. They all felt extremely depressed that their comrades were being taken away against their will.
Countless disciples dreamed of being the hero who would rush over and save the damsels in distress. But, sadly, no one dared to take that crucial step forward.
Little Fatty felt proud that the person whom he greatly respected became that very hero that everyone wanted to become back then.
"Don't go around bragging! Let's keep a low profile!" Yun Jiuge was not afraid that the Liu Family would make life difficult for her. She was only afraid of angering Elder Mo Hua.
It did not matter how strong and powerful she was. She would not be able to save all the disciples from Number Two Peak if that old demonic witch sold all of them in a fit of rage.
"Don't worry, Senior Yun Jiu. I'll not tell others about it." Little Fatty nodded his head vigorously. He was only going to share the information with Chen Feng.
Chen Feng was a talent, and he had to be brought into the Sect Leader's Peak.
"Alright. I've already told you what I know. It's time to pay up. I want 50 Contribution Points for the information regarding the Liu Sisters." Yun Jiuge had spent a lot of her Contribution Points to get information from Little Fatty in the past, and she wanted to recoup some of her losses.
"Okay, okay. I'll give them to you now." Little Fatty did not dare to complain, but he could not help but wonder why someone like Yun Jiu would care about a meager 50 Contribution Points.
"There's no need to rush. I want to ask you two questions first." Yun Jiuge decided to exchange those points for more information from Little Fatty.
"Ask away, Senior Yun Jiu! I'll always give you a discount," Little Fatty said with a gleeful smile.
"What did your uncle mean when he said that I had to go to the Secret Realm to kill the Fiendish Corpses?" Yun Jiuge was certain that Elder Mo Hua and Elder Bai Gu had laid countless traps for her in that Secret Realm.
"It's a Secret Realm that only the Proper Disciples are able to enter. I'm not sure about the details either. I heard that you'll kill Fiendish Corpses while you are there, and the more corpses you kill, the more you will be rewarded." It was only natural that Little Fatty did not know the details about the event. After all, he was just a Secondary Disciple, and he had not attended such an event before. He had only heard some rumors about it from other disciples in the past.
"I see." Yun Jiuge was in no hurry. She still had a year's time to prepare for the event. She had ample time to ask around for information.
"Senior Yun Jiu, I still have something on after this. I'll take my leave now." Little Fatty was eager to share the good news with Chen Feng and the rest.
Yun Jiuge saw Little Fatty out of the door before she began making preparations to refine the Yin Gathering and Meridian Protection Pills. She needed to use the White Bone Flame to refine the pill, but she could not summon that flame right now due to her cultivation level. Her only choice was to ask for help.
"Let's do it!" Yun Jiuge pushed Zi Shang onto the bed and they performed Dual Cultivation straight away. They had to do it for four hours straight before she was able to borrow enough Spiritual Power to summon the White Bone Flame.
Thankfully, the refinement of the pills went without a hitch, and she managed to refine 100 Yin Gathering and Meridian Protection Pills in total. The dark grayish pills looked plain, but every single one of them was of a high quality.
Yun Jiuge kept the pills away gingerly. She then sat on a stone table and began writing a shopping list.
Besides talismans, medicine and other necessities for the trip, she was also thinking of buying a Spiritual Knife that she could use to operate on others.
If she previously had a Spiritual Knife that she could use with ease when she operated on Liu Mei'er, she would have been able to remove the source of the curse from her body much more easily, and Liu Mei'er would not have had to suffer so much pain.
The largest shopping area located near the Yin Corpse Sect was a place named Ze Yun Street. It was situated approximately 20 miles away.
The Ze Yun Street got lively only at night. One had to visit the street at night in order to get their hands on valuable goods.
Yun Jiuge made her way over to the Ze Yun Street quietly.
The entrance to the street was located within a valley, and it was concealed beneath a thick layer of gray mist. Everyone who entered the street was clad in a black robe, and they did not make a single sound as they moved about. It was as though they were ghosts.
Yun Jiuge put on a black robe and followed the crowd into the gray mist. The very first thing that greeted her when the mist cleared away was the sound of people shouting.
"Ladies and gentlemen! We're having an opening sale! All of our items are on a 10% discount! Don't miss the chance to seize our goods at a cheaper price!"
"Foundation Establishment Spiritual Liquid! Foundation Establishment Spiritual Liquid! They've just arrived in our shop! Come over here and take a look! We'll pay you ten times the money you paid for it if any of our items turn out to be fake!"
A variety of shops lined the Ze Yun Street, and their entrances were adorned with numerous red lanterns. The whole place looked just like any other night market.
The Ze Yun Street was extremely lively and it teemed with people from all walks of life. Most of them were clad in a black robe, but some of them were not even dressed in one. It was clear that those people who did not wear a black robe had connections. They acted arrogantly and were not afraid to stir up trouble at the shops.
Most of the shops made use of Puppet Yin Corpses and Red Paper Dolls to help them attract the attention of the passers-by by shouting. Their voices sounded lifeless, but they were able to keep shouting without tiring.
Yun Jiuge observed the various shops from a corner keenly. She then chose a shop that was the biggest and had the most number of customers.
"Welcome, welcome! How can I help you?" The person who greeted her was a young man in the sixth level of the Qi Refining stage. He had a warm smile on his face and was very welcoming.
"Are you able to act as an agent and sell medicinal pills on behalf of others?" asked Yun Jiuge.
"Yes, we are able to do that. Could you tell me what kind of medicinal pill you'd like us to sell?" The young man said with a smile.
"A Rank Three Medicinal Pill. The Yin Gathering and Meridian Protection Pill," Yun Jiuge replied.
The young man's eyes lit up before he asked, "May I know how many of those pills you have on your hands right now?"
"Around 10 of them!" Yun Jiuge did not tell him exactly how much she had on her at the moment.
"Please head over to the private room over there and wait for a moment. I will call the shopkeeper over." This was a big business for the shop. It was not something that a mere employee like him could decide on. The shopkeeper had to be the one to make the final call.
He respectfully led Yun Jiuge into a room on the second floor before he went to call the shopkeeper.
A moment later, a clear voice rang out at the entrance to the room, "I heard the Spiritual Crows singing earlier this morning. I knew something good was going to happen. As it turns out, my hunch was right. I have a valued customer in my shop right now."
Yun Jiuge stood to her feet and saw a fat middle-aged man with white skin enter the room. He was dressed in a golden robe, and he gave others the impression that he was extremely rich.
"You are too kind! Please take a seat!" The White Fatty greeted Yun Jiuge before taking a seat himself. He then smiled at Yun Jiuge and introduced himself, "My surname's Jin. Everyone calls me Shopkeeper Jin. How should I address you?"
"Yun," Yun Jiuge deliberately spoke in a low voice.
"I see. Alchemist Yun, I heard from my employee that you would like us to sell a few Yin Gathering and Meridian Protection Pills for you. Would you mind letting me take a look at them first?" Shopkeeper Jin did not beat around the bush and got down to business quickly.
"Of course." Yun Jiuge took out a bottle of Yin Gathering and Meridian Protection Pills and placed it before Shopkeeper Jin.
Shopkeeper Jin smiled as he opened the bottle and placed a pill on his hand. The moment he saw the pill, a look of confusion emerged on his face and he asked, "This is a Yin Gathering and Meridian Protection Pill? You're not joking with me, are you?"
"Of course not. Is there something wrong with the pill?" Yun Jiuge was quite upset to hear those words.
Her refining skills was something that even Zi Shang had acknowledged. How could this fat man doubt her abilities? She could not forgive him for doubting her even if he had only done it to lower the price.