Chapter 67: Secret of Pill Refinement
Sima You Yue had been given a huge shock by Mo Sha’s words. He wasn’t a person from the Devil Clan, so how did he end up this way?
“Then how did you end up in the Devil Clan?” Looking at the way Mo Sha was, she was unable to control her curiosity.
Mo Sha was only melancholic for a while before he quickly regained his original mood, replying, “My father was a human, my mother was from the Devil Clan, so technically Devil blood flowed through my body.”
“So this why you ended up with a Light-Devil Body.” Sima You Yue nodded her head with understanding.
If his father was a human, his body would not possibly have any dark aura. Thinking up to this point, her heart started to fluster. Didn’t this mean that one of her parents wasn’t human?!
“Your current situation is similar to mine from the past. Now that the seal has been opened, it actually doesn’t threaten you that much. In fact, it is even a good thing.” Mo Sha was clearly no longer talking about himself as he looked at Sima You Yue and said, “Now the two auras that you have are still are the stage at which you can control them, so they won’t explode within your body. However, the Light Devil Body Physique will cause your cultivation speed to be several times high than others. Your innate skill has already been several notches above other average people and now you will be even more powerful.”
“Really?” Sima You Yue’s eyes shone as she looked at Mo Sha. If he wasn’t just in Spirit form, she might have even really run over to give him a hug and give him a huge kiss.
“You shouldn’t be happy too soon.” Mo Sha saw the way she was acting and could not help but to rain on her parade, “Just as your strength increases, the conflict between the the two auras present will also increase. If you are unable to control it when that time comes, you will be in danger.”
When he said this, Sima You Yue was not too worried.
“In any case, don’t you have a way to solve it? Since you managed to survive at that time, I’ll be able to survive too!”
This simple yet confident statement cause Mo Sha’s heart to shudder. At that time, he himself was just a young frivolous kid, he was also full of confidence. When he found out that he possessed a Light Devil body physique, he also believed he would be able to survive. When the time came, he really did survive, it was just that the process of it was quite painful.
“Oh right, what’s the method that you talked about?” Sima You Yue looked up and asked.
“There’s no point telling you about this now.” Mo Sha said cooly.
“Ugh, pretending again.” Sima Yue Yue curled her lip. However, even if she continued to question him, if this guy really had no plans to talk, he really would not budge an inch. Anyway she believed right now that he wouldn’t harm her.
Mo Sha pretended not to hear anything that Sima You Yue said, asking, “Alright, I’ve explained to you the circumstances regarding your body. Now let me talk about something else.”
“There’s something else?”
“Pill Refinement, explosion.” Mo Sha said languidly.
“This?” Sima You Yue raised her eyebrows, “I also don’t know why. During pill refinement, it keeps exploding although I clearly followed all the steps on this book.”
“I was watching you refine pills. Your actual skills can still be deemed passable but the problem comes from your control over the fire.” Mo Sha explained, “Every pill, every stage has a different degree of fire. Even a little difference can cause your pill refinement to fail.”
“You know how to refine pills?” Sima You Yue raised her eyebrows in surprise. From the way he was talking, he didn’t seem like an amateur at all.
“I do.” Mo Sha admitted.
“You will know in the future.” Mo Sha replied, “In any case, it’s high enough to guide you.”
“Tsk.” Sima You Yue rolled her eyes at him. This guy really liked to act blur. “If you don’t tell me, then how will I know whether or not you really know how?”
Mo Sha creased his eyebrows, saying unhappily “If you don’t want to learn then forget it.”
“Hey hey hey, I didn’t say I didn’t want to learn!” Sima You Yue saw that Mo Sha was quite done with dealing with her, and beamed, “If you don’t want to say it then fine! In any case, we’re now on the same boat. If I become stronger, I’ll be able to help you find your other half more efficiently! I also don’t have to worry about you taking advantage of me.”
Mo Sha looked down, as if he was closing his eyes in contemplation. Him being willing to teach her how to refine pills was not without personal motives.
“Enough, I’ll tell you about the basics of Pill Refinement…”
After listening to Mo Sha’s explanation, Sima You Yue was able to understand Pill Refinement even more.
It turns out that Pill Refinement really wasn’t as easy as she though. Those three steps may have seemed easy, but they held tens and millions of other points. If even one of them was wrong, one was unable to become a Pill Master.
“No wonder there are so many Spirit Masters but so few Alchemists.” Sima You Yue touched her chin.
“All these things require a certain prerequisite.” Mo Sha said.
“What prerequisite?” Sima You Yue asked.
“A very strong mental strength.” After Mo Sha finished speaking, he gave Sima You Yue a once-over. Her mental strength could be said to be the strongest he had ever seen amongst his peers. If she didn’t have such a huge amount of mental strength, he would never have thought of teaching her.
“A very strong mental strength?
“When refining pills, you need to use your mental strength to control it, especially for higher grade pills where refinement is even more complex, it is extremely taxing on your mental strength. The stronger your mental strength, the easier and further your walk will be on the road to Pill Refinement.” Mo Sha explained.
“So this is the case.” Sima You Yue clutched both hands to her head, leaned on the back of her chair, looked towards Mo Sha and asked, “Aren’t you someone from the Devil Clan? How do you know how humans refine pills?”
“Humans and the Devil Clan have the same methods of Pill Refinement. It’s just that the fusing process is a bit different.” Mo Sha said, “When Humans are at the last stages of Pill Refinement, they need to inject Spirit Power of the light attribute, while those of the Devil Clan inject Spirit Power of the dark attribute. For some of the same types of pills, if someone of the Devil Clan eats the pill with Light Spirit Power injected, that pill will become poisonous instead. Vice versa, Humans can’t eat pills that are imbued with Dark Spirit Power.
“Understand.” Sima You Yue nodded.
“Place this Spirit Stone on your forehead.” Mo Sha said.
Sima You Yue did not know what he wanted to do but she followed his instructions. She took the Spirit Stone and placed it on her forehead. Once her forehead came into contact with the spirit stone, a brilliant ray of light shot out from the Spirit Stone. After that, information was poured in through the space between her eyebrows.
“This is a way of strengthening one’s mental power. You just have to follow what it says and practice in order to increase your mental power.” Mo Sha said.
Sima You Yue closed her eyes to feel for a bit and realised that aside from Imperial Beast Arts from before, there existed another book full of old auras in her consciousness.
“Secret of soul refinement.” Sima You Yue looked at the words on this book and her heart felt an indescribable tremor. She opened her eyes and looked at Mo Sha while asking, “Isn’t it to train my mental strength? How come it’s the secret to refining souls?”
“The bigger your soul, the stronger your mental power.” Mo Sha explained simply, “Enough, we’ll go to the pill refinement room now. You should practice making the pill you did before. I will stand beside you and instruct you.”
“Okay.” Hearing Mo Sha say it in this way, Sima You Yue kept away all her questions and curiosities towards the secret of soul refinement and brought him to the Alchemy room.
She would slowly ask him all these questions in the future. Right now, the proper thing to do was to learn how to refine pills.
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