MARTIAL PEAK 4508
Moon Locking Peak is a Spirit Peak where Profound Pill Sect’s Heaven Pill Master gathered. The people living here were all Profound Pill Sect’s Heaven Pill Master, but there were only three or five of them.
Gao Xinpeng lived on this Spirit Peak, and the palace on the left of the peak was his territory. Although there were many Profound Pill Sect’s Spirit Peak, they weren’t extravagant enough to allocate a Spirit Peak to every Heaven Pill Master. Only those who had reached the Spirit Pill Master level were qualified to be the Peak Master.
For a place like the Moon Locking Peak, there were more than ten or twenty in the whole Profound Pill Sect. In other words, the Profound Pill Sect had at least a dozens or hundreds of Heaven Pill Master.
This was a terrifying number.
In addition to Gao Xinpeng, there were also two other Heaven Pill Master on Moon Locking Peak. Each of them chose a place they liked, opened a Cave Mansion, or built a palace like Gao Xinpeng.
There was also a ready-made Cave Mansion here. After asking Yang Kai for his opinion, Gao Xinpeng brought him here.
“This Cave Mansion was originally owned by a Senior Brother, but more than ten years ago, that Senior Brother’s lifespan ran out and he passed away, so this Cave Mansion was preserved. Although this place is halfway up the mountain, whether it is the World Energy or the environment, it is not bad, and it is only halfway up the mountain from where I live. In the future, it will be easier for Junior Brother to travel with me,” Gao Xinpeng explained as he led Yang Kai around the cave mansion.
Yang Kai had successfully passed the Profound Pill Sect’s test. Now that he was a legitimate 34th generation disciple of the Profound Pill Sect, he naturally had the qualifications to own a cave mansion in the Profound Pill Sect.
Gao Xinpeng is the person who had brought Yang Kai into the Profound Pill Sect and was also the only person Yang Kai knew. These trivial matters were arranged on him to handle by the higher-ups of the Profound Pill Sect.
He gladly accepted this offer. After all, with Yang Kai’s aptitude, he was happy to build a good relationship with him.
Everything inside the cave mansion was still the same as when the original owner had left it. It was obvious that people often came to clean this place, so although no one had lived here for a long time, it was still as clean as new.
Yang Kai was not dissatisfied with this place and followed Gao Xinpeng around. After familiarizing himself with his new residence, he cupped his fists and said, “Thank you, Senior Brother.”
Gao Xinpeng smiled and patted him on the shoulder, “We’re a family, so let’s not talk about such trivial matters. It’s getting late today, so you should rest here for the night. Tomorrow, I’ll come back and take you to collect your identity token and register your name. Also, since you’ve just entered the Sect, you still have many trivial matters to attend to… En, I’ll explain them to you in detail when the time comes.”
“Good!” Yang Kai nodded.
After sending Gao Xinpeng off, Yang Kai wandered around his cave mansion, found a place to rest, closed his eyes, and began meditating.
To be able to pass the test of the Profound Pill Sect’s higher-ups so smoothly today, Yang Kai estimated that the pill recipe he had grasped was a major factor. Just as Gao Xinpeng had said before, pill recipes were the best proof. The pill recipes of any force were secret and could not be passed on to outsiders, especially precious ones like the Ten Revolutions Heartless Pill. Yang Kai’s previous pill refining was enough to prove that he was related to the Profound Pill Sect.
The other reason was probably because of his aptitude.
Even if the higher-ups of the Profound Pill Sect had doubts, Yang Kai’s extraordinary aptitude was enough to move them. Even if such a person had nothing to do with Profound Pill Sect, they would still try to find a way to have him stay.
Since he had already passed, there was no need to worry about anything else.
The next day, Gao Xinpeng arrived early and personally led Yang Kai to register his identity token and some miscellaneous items.
After everything was settled, it was already noon.
The two of them returned to Moon Locking Peak, and Gao Xinpeng had already prepared a banquet to celebrate Yang Kai’s official promotion to a Profound Pill Sect disciple, as well as to welcome him back.
The two of them chatted happily at the banquet, and after three rounds of drinks, Gao Xinpeng said, “Junior Brother, the higher-ups have given you a month to prepare, considering that you’re new here and don’t know much about the Sect. A month later, you’ll have to go to the Asking Pill Pavilion and have Pill Refining like other Heaven Pill Master.”
Yang Kai’s expression became solemn, “What should I prepare?”
Gao Xinpeng chuckled, “There are many things you need to prepare, I was just about to discuss this matter with you.” After taking a sip of wine, he put down his cup and said, “Since you're going to list Pill Refining, there must be a medicine boy sitting guard over there. Does Junior Brother have a medicine boy yet?”
Yang Kai shook his head.
“To us Alchemists, the medicine boy/girl are very important. Medicine boy are both assistants to us in handling trivial matters and are also disciples we personally taught. Because it is related to Pill Refining, the medicine boy must have a certain understanding of Pill Refining, and not just anyone can be qualified to be a Medicine Boy,” Gao Xinpeng wiped his mouth, “Of course, this problem is easy to solve. My Profound Pill Sect doesn’t have many people, but every year there are many new disciples. Junior Brother can choose a few Medicine Boy/Girl you like over there, I believe they will be happy to follow a Heaven Pill Master.”
Yang Kai thought about it for a moment before asking, “Aside from the Sect’s disciples, can I find a medicine boy/girl from outside?”
Gao Xinpeng nodded and said, “That’s not a problem, everything is up to you. However, if Junior Brother is looking for a medicine boy from outside, they also need to join my Profound Pill Sect and become an Outer Sect Disciple. Does Junior Brother have a candidate?”
Yang Kai nodded, “When I was in the Void Spirit Sword Sect, I taught my three Junior Brothers and Sister Pill Refining, so they have some talent in Pill Refining.”
“That’s easy. When the time comes, you just have to ask them to come over. However, this road is quite far, Junior Brother, it’s best if you send someone to pick them up so that there won't be any trouble on the way. Your Junior Brothers and Junior Sister's cultivation shouldn’t be too high, right?”
“Not very high,” Yang Kai said as he looked up at Gao Ming who had been standing behind him.
Gao Xinpeng couldn’t help laughing, “Junior Brother, don’t have any idea on Gao Ming. This trip will take a month, and in a few days, I’ll have to go out.”
Yang Kai was stunned, “Then I’ll think of another way.”
He couldn’t help feeling a bit regretful. If he had known this would happen, he would have brought his Little Junior Sister Wan Yingying with him when they set out, but at that time, he had thought that it would be dangerous for him to come to this Profound Pill Sect, so bringing Wan Yingying along might have implicated her.
However, this wasn’t a big deal, as long as he could find someone to pick her up, Yang Kai couldn’t help thinking that perhaps he could ask her for help. After all, besides Gao Ming, only she was familiar with the route.
Gao Xinpeng ate a few mouthfuls of food before continuing, “In addition to the matter of the medicine boy/girl, what Junior Brother needs to solve is the Pill Furnace and Pill Fire! Junior Brother doesn’t have his own Pill Furnace and Pill Fire, right?”
Yang Kai blushed with shame, “I do have a pill furnace, but it’s not worth mentioning.” The pill furnaces of the Void Spirit Sword Sect were all low grade goods. When he was an Earth Pill Master, he often found it difficult to continue using them, but now that he is a Heaven Pill Master, these pill furnaces were basically useless, so he hadn’t brought them with him when he left.
Gao Xinpeng smiled and suddenly clapped.
Immediately, a maidservant walked in with a pill furnace in her hands. The pill furnace was about a foot tall and exquisite, with a total of five dragons coiling around it.
“This is…” Yang Kai looked at Gao Xinpeng suspiciously.
Gao Xinpeng said, “Five Dragons Cauldron was given to me by someone when I became a Heaven Pill Master many years ago. Since Junior Brother doesn’t have a suitable pill furnace, you should use it first. Junior Brother shouldn’t refuse, after all, this is someone else’s gift. Although it’s useless for me to put it there, it’s not appropriate for me to casually give it to someone else. I’ll just lend it to you for now. When you have your own pill furnace, you can return this Five Dragons Cauldron to me.”
Yang Kai opened his mouth and could only raise his cup, “Then I must thank Senior Brother for his kind intentions.”
Gao Xinpeng smiled and waved his hand, instructing Gao Ming to send the Five Dragons Cauldron to Yang Kai’s cave mansion before continuing, “Now that the problem with the pill furnace has been resolved, Junior Brother can go to the Holy Fire Hall to collect the Pill Fire. There are many Pill Fire there that can be used. As for what kind of Pill Fire you can collect, that will depend on Junior Brother’s luck.”
Yang Kai asked in surprise, “The Sect even has Pill Fire for us?”
Gao Xinpeng smiled proudly, “My Profound Pill Sect has a long heritage, so we naturally have a lot of Pill Fire. The people of Holy Fire Hall are in charge of this matter, and after so many years of accumulation, there is a lot of Pill Fire collected. The Pill Fire collected from Holy Fire Hall must be returned before the Pill MAster limit arrives. After all, they belong to the Sect.”
Yang Kai nodded to express his understanding and secretly sighed in amazement. This Profound Pill Sect was really generous. Whether it was Medicine Boy, Pill Fire, or Blood Servant, as long as they had a certain Pill Master level, they could easily obtain them.
Yang Kai even suspected that the pill furnace could also be collected, but since Gao Xinpeng had already lent him one, it should be better than the one he could obtain.
“Tonight, Junior Brother will go back and rest first. Tomorrow, I’ll take you to the Holy Fire Hall to collect your Pill Fire. This matter must be placed first, because even after collecting your Pill Fire, Junior Brother will need some time to familiarize himself with it. A month should be enough. Also, you need to visit the Blood Servant Camp. You are now a Heaven Pill Master, so you can take two Blood Servant from the Blood Servant Camp. When the time comes, the Blood Servant Camp will be quite lively.”
An hour later, Yang Kai returned to his cave mansion in a drunken stupor.
On the second day, when Yang Kai walked out of his cave mansion, he was surprised to find a young man wearing a blue hat waiting outside.
“Greetings, Pill Master Yang!” The young man respectfully bowed.
“You’re… Senior Brother Gao’s medicine boy?” Yang Kai glanced at him. Yesterday, he had met this medicine boy with Gao Xinpeng, so he had some impression of him.
“In response to Pill Master Yang, this lowly one is Sir Gao’s medicine boy.”
Yang Kai looked at him curiously, “What are you doing here? Where’s Senior Brother Gao?”
The medicine boy said, “Sir Gao asked me to wait here and inform Pill Master Yang that he has received orders from the Sect’s higher-ups to leave early in the morning, so he is unable to accompany Pill Master Yang to the Holy Fire Hall. However, he has already sent someone to inform the Holy Fire Hall, if Pill Master Yang wants to collect his Pill Fire, you can go to the Holy Fire Hall.”
TO BE CONTINUED...