After Old Huang spoke, he opened the bill once again, and the five words “Heart Refining Mortal Dust Liquid” appeared clearly before his eyes.
The Huang Family’s Master then asked once more, “Father, what does Shopkeeper Su mean by asking this of us? How can we possibly provide such a spiritual liquid?”
Old Huang squinted his eyes, and just when he had raised the bill up once again, it started turning into ashes right then and there! However, a compressed wisp of Vital Energy was among the ashes, and it turned into a sound wave, which immediately echoed forth into the air…
“Huang Family’s Master, please choose several intermediate alchemists and have them prepare to start making the Heart Refining Mortal Dust Liquid, beginning tomorrow. A certain senior will send you four hundred and fifty batches of ingredients, and you will just need to make elixirs, then hand them over to the Tonglin Elixir Store when they have been completed. I will pay a thousand and two hundred crystals for each elixir, and you must finish making four hundred and fifty elixirs within the next three days.”
Even after the voice stopped echoing, the Huang Family’s Master was still speechless due to the shock of such a strange encounter. Then, after a long while, he said, “Great Shopkeeper Su wants our Huang Family to make the Heart Refining Mortal Dust Liquid and provide it to the Tonglin Elixir Store. Am… Am I dreaming?”
They pair of them never expected to get involved with such a legendary spiritual liquid like the Heart Refining Mortal Dust Liquid. It was really beyond their wildest dreams!
After all, they knew how fanatical the city’s residents were after this spiritual liquid. As such, no one would be willing to share its profits with others, yet Su Yu had offered to do just that with them!
Old Huang was stunned, and it was only after a long while that a carefree smile blossomed on his face. He then chuckled and said, “Haha! Well… It seems that our Huang Family can finally gain a firm foothold here!”
With the help of this spirit elixir, they would gain the respect of every single martial artist. Moreover, their Huang Family had the right to choose which alchemists would produce it, so even the Elixir Alliance might not be able to resist this ancient spiritual liquid’s allure!
Even better, those snotty alchemists, who had tried to push aside the Huang family in the past, might now have to come and beseech them for their prized elixirs! In the past, it was their Huang family who needed to seek the Elixir Alliance’s alchemists’ help in making elixirs, but now, it would be those alchemists who would be forced to seek out the Huang family!
“Chun’er, you should quickly notify the Elixir Alliance’s alchemists who have a good relationships with us. Inform them that I have an important matter to discuss with them.” Old Huang’s eyes shone with delight.
He then added, “Moreover, you should go ask the ancestor to stop his secluded cultivation and come out to protect the family. As this is an important matter that concerns the family’s future, we can only wake up the ancestor for it!”
The Huang Family’s Master understood what his father was implying. They would need to choose the perfect alchemists for the production of elixirs, and moreover, they would even to choose a large number of them!
Then, they would only have to wait for Su Yu to send them the ingredients. Their Huang family could then immediately start making the Heart Refining Mortal Dust Liquid!
As for what they should do if Su Yu didn’t send them the ingredients, they had secretly devised a plan that they would keep that matter secret, somehow obtaining the ingredients themselves, then just employing some intermediate alchemists to do the work. This would allow them to earn great profits, without paying anything out of pocket!
That way, they would earn, at the very least, a thousand crystal for each elixir, which meant that they would earn four or five hundred thousand crystals for four hundred and fifty pieces! This was tantamount to several years of the Huang family’s regular income!
Hence, it wasn’t an exaggeration to describe this affair as a great business deal. In fact, it was one which would change the fate of the entire Huang family!
This deal was so important that they had decided that it merited asking the ancestor, who was in seclusion, to come out and protect the family. The ancestor had a Level Four Divine Master Realm cultivation and had many friends at the middle-stage of the Divine Master Realm in the city. So, they felt confident that no one would dare try to harm them or tamper with their process in any way.
The whole Huang family started working at this moment. They all set their sights upon being successful in this opportunity that would change their fates!
As for the one behind all of this, he was now in secluded cultivation once again. Su Yu had his own reasons for such a decision. After all, he didn’t come to Tianya City to make elixirs, but to gain merit points.
As long as the Tonglin Elixir Store’s earnings kept rising, he would get more merit points. Thus, everything was on the right track, and he didn’t need to manage anything personally.
Hence, he didn’t mind having the Huang family take care of the insignificant production of the elixirs, as it would save him time that he could use to cultivate. As for whether the Heart Refining Mortal Dust Liquid would fall into others’ hands, Su Yu wasn’t worried about this because he was the only person who had its most important ingredient, the Heartbroken Zither Grass.
As long as he took each piece’s seeds, it wouldn’t matter if other people got their hands on the adult Heartbroken Zither Grass, as they couldn’t plant it or cultivate it. Trying to do so would simply be a waste of their time!
This was why, although it seemed like he had handed over the Heart Refining Mortal Dust Liquid’s production to other people, in fact, he was still in control of everything. There wouldn’t be any more Heart Refining Mortal Dust Liquid in this world than he wanted there to be.
The amount would appear when and where he wanted it to, and it would be handed over to whoever he pointed at. Again, everything was under Su Yu’s control!
However, it wouldn’t be easy for Su Yu to get to cultivate peacefully like he wanted. Case in point… At this moment, a mysterious person had already quietly appeared in Su Yu’s courtyard!
Meanwhile, Qing Liu had followed Su Yu’s instructions and participated in the Elixir Meet on his behalf…
The whole room was filled with only shopkeepers, and the only exception was the Tonglin Elixir Store’s seat, which had an insignificant employee sitting within it. Such a distinct disparity seemed quite ironic.
Fei Hang was sitting before him, and it could be imagined how unsightly his expression was as he stared at the common employee. Fei Hang’s expression became gloomy as he spoke coldly, “Sirs, the Central Prefecture’s elixir stores are advancing forward, and our current state isn’t encouraging. The Dragon Phoenix Elixir delivered a hard blow to our three common elixirs, which is why we must join hands to resist our powerful enemy.”
He then added, “I’m proposing that we focus on our most serious elixir and put it for sale in the best elixir stores in order to increase its sales. For example, the Heart Refining Mortal Dust Liquid that is made by the Tonglin Elixir Store. It seems pretty good to me, but its sales are limited because of how small the Tonglin Elixir Store is. This is why I want to put it up for sale in my Heavenly Fragrance Elixir Store. The results will be much better then….”
Upon hearing him, all of the shopkeepers present couldn’t help but curse him inwardly as they whispered among themselves about how shameless he was…
“Hehe, the Tonglin Elixir Store’s supply of the Heart Refining Mortal Dust Liquid doesn’t even meet present supply and demand, as so many people want it, yet can’t get it! So, how can he state that its sales are limited because of how small the store is?”
“It seems like Fei Hang is being too anxious and making rash decisions. If matters continue following this current trend, our great shopkeeper will be replaced after this month!”
“Hehe, this guy has always abused his authority, yet now, he has ended up hitting a wall! Let’s see how can he take care of this matter!”
As they gossipped among themselves, many of the shrewd shopkeepers looked at Qing Liu with meaningful smiles.
“Sirs, what are your opinions?” Fei Hang wore a smile as he looked at the crowd and asked.
The shopkeepers still wore expressionless looks, while someone said, “We don’t have any objection to this, but you must still ask the person involved in this first… The Tonglin Elixir Store’s representative.”
Fei Hang still wore a faint smile, acting as if he didn’t notice that it was Qing Liu on the seat as he asked, “What is your opinion about it?”
During the few past days, Qing Liu had gotten used to meeting influential people, so he didn’t care at all about a trifling great shopkeeper. Hence, he said calmly, “I’m just here to listen to the meet on behalf of my shopkeeper. As for the final decision, I still must ask our shopkeeper to take it under consideration after I go back. So, Shopkeeper Fei, please just continue…”
As Qing Li had just talked back to him so rudely, Fei Hang couldn’t bear this any longer, so asked in a deep voice, “Why is your shopkeeper absent from such an important Elixir Meet? Is he occupied with a matter that is somehow even more important than the Elixir Meet?”
Qing Liu shrugged his shoulders. “What our shopkeeper is taking care of are all important affairs. In fact, he’s meeting an important guest as we speak! As for such a trivial matter as the Elixir Meet, it’s enough for an employee to take a trip here on his behalf. Shopkeeper Fei, please don’t make a fuss over nothing.”
“How impudent!” Fei Hang was infuriated that a small store’s employee would dare to treat him so disrespectfully.
However, Qing Liu was still fearless as he said, “Shopkeeper Fei, if this is all you have to say in this Elixir Meet, then I feel that I have already listened enough and will just take my leave. Please be patient as you await our shopkeeper’s decision.”
After he spoke, he didn’t care at all about the fact that the Elixir Meet wasn’t finished yet and just swaggered off! His Fairy Realm guards immediately followed him closely.
Since he had an arrogant attitude and had an exaggerated group of guards following him around to protect him, if one didn’t know him, he might have assumed that he was the young master of a great faction.
Fei Hang was so infuriated that his whole body shivered. Half a month ago, Su Yu had swaggered out of the Elixir Meet, and now, after just half a month had passed, Su Yu’s employee had done the same thing!
Fei Hang slapped the table and stood up. He was clearly infuriated as he said, “Fine! I really want to see this guest Su Yuxian is meeting, as I have to know who is more important than my Elixir Meet! You should all follow me there!”
The shopkeepers couldn’t help but rejoice in Fei Hang’s misfortune. Fei Hang had already shed all pretense of cordiality and was ready to fight against Su Yuxian. This meant that they would all get to watch a good show!
Meanwhile, in the Tonglin Elixir Store, a fat old man was sitting opposite to Su Yu in a room.
“Hehe, our Red Blood Palace’s outer sanctum really has a great number of talented people. You don’t just have an unusual talent and are proficient in the Wood Clan’s language, but you also have an ancient spiritual liquid like the Heart Refining Mortal Dust Liquid! You even solved the Tonglin Elixir Store’s crisis, as well as the crisis of the Red Blood Palace’s elixir industry! It appears that you really have a great destiny!” the Deputy General Manager said with a smile, while looking at Su Yu with admiration.
Su Yu had expected the arrival of the Deputy General Manager, and he replied politely, “Deputy General Manager, you are just flattering me, I was just lucky and ended up meeting an expert.”
The Deputy General Manager shook his head, “Luck is an abstract, vague, and unfathomable concept, but what we can still be sure about is that those with great destinies will always bring good fortune with them. In other words, the closer one can get to such people, the greater the benefits he will have as well!”
Su Yu didn’t quite know what to say in response to such an assertion, so he quickly got to the point and asked, “Deputy General Manager, you didn’t come here today just to talk about destiny, right?”
“Hehe! Okay, yes… Right to the point! Well…Half a month of the one month period has already passed, and I was hoping that you could keep a low profile this next half a month to prevent the occurrence of any accidents,” Deputy General Manager chuckled as he spoke, “I don’t want to see an outstanding other sanctum’s disciple proficient in the Wood Clan’s language end up involved in any conflicts, especially those which may endanger his life!”
Su Yu became apprehensive upon hearing his thinly veiled words. He understood what the Deputy General Manager was implying. Su Yu had taken all of the limelight for himself, and now, martial artists who harbored evil designs toward him were everywhere. And… If he ended up meeting with a mishap, Tianya City’s major event, which would be held in half a month, would probably be affected.
“Deputy General Manager, you don’t need to worry about this. That senior already entrusted me to leave the Heart Refining Mortal Dust Liquid’s production to the Huang family, but the elixirs will still be sold in my store. This means that I’m already free, so I can assure you that I am just going to pass the next half a month in secluded cultivation,” Su Yu informed him.
The Deputy General Manager was startled by this, and he wondered… The Huang family? Which Huang family?
Although he was curious, he didn’t waste too much time being concerned over it. “Who cares? Those matters aren’t important any longer, as it’s the major event in half a month that will decide Tianya City’s domain division. If we can dominate it, we will be able to resist the Central Prefecture’s encroachment. Besides, it’s much more effective than the Heart Refining Mortal Dust Liquid.”
Su Yu raised his brow as he asked, “What is it?”
“You will know everything in half a month.” The Deputy General Manager revealed a mysterious smile.
He then stood up and said, “You shouldn’t do anything else in the next month other than studying the Wood Clan’s language. I’m looking forward to your performance in half a month.”
Su Yu nodded. “Understood, I will go into seclusion and study the Wood Clan’s language meticulously.”
He had already planned to do this. It wasn’t just to prepare for their important affair, but also to study the words that were formed by the two hundred grains of sand.
“That’s fine.” The Deputy General Manager revealed a faint smile.
“Su Yuxian, since I came all this way, why don’t you let me see what is such an important affair that it takes precedence over my Elixir Meet?” Fei Hang asked, while he led a group of the shopkeepers. As he had arrived with such a large number of people, even the Divine Master Guards outside couldn’t obstruct them.
The Deputy General Manager squinted his eyes as he looked back at Su Yu and asked him, “Do you have some feud with him?”
Su Yu spread his hands helplessly and replied, “I don’t have any feud with him.”
The Deputy General Manager rolled his eyes and immediately understood the reasons behind this inquiry. Su Yu’s rise had been too quick, and Fei Hang was narrow-minded. The elixir industry couldn’t accommodate two tigers at the top!
“Can you deal with him?” the Deputy General Manager asked.
Su Yu wore a carefree expression as he replied, “He can’t deal with me! So, just ignore him and let him jump around and make a fool of himself as he wishes!”
Su Yu clearly didn’t take Fei Hang seriously. Hence, his harassment would just cause him a little bit of trouble and annoyance.
The Deputy General Manager then said, “Well… It’s still trouble in the end, as you need to go into peaceful seclusion to study the Wood Clan’s language and mustn’t be disturbed by anyone. So, you just go into seclusion, while I go out and take care of those bothersome people!”
After he spoke, the Deputy General Manager strode out of the room, clasping his hands behind his back. His gaze was sharp and he had a determined look on his face.