Master of Science and Technology - Chapter 80
Translator: NovelMultiverse | Editor: NovelMultiverse
Ye Zan left Goldie on Sky’s Peak. According to what Grandmaster Xuan Yuan said, there was a broken washing area there, suitable for Goldie to wash and clarify her body and cultivate the Tempering of the Dragon Within the Golden Pool.
Ye Zan finally left Sky’s Peak despite Goldie’s reluctant, nostalgic, and even spiteful glare. Returning to the Hall of Jade Fountains, Ye Zan began considering his own problems. As of now, he had already collected all of the ingredients he needed for the Foundation Pill. The most urgent problem at hand would naturally be making it.
Being able to train without the worry of waste within the Void Realm, Liu Qian’s pill-making skill had increased noticeably, despite the little time that had passed. Before, he had only been able to make average to mediocre level Foundation Pills, with only a fifty percent success rate at that. Now, he was able to operate at an eighty percent success rate, with the quality of his pills increasing as well.
But, this level was unable to satisfy Ye Zan.
Ye Zan wanted the highest quality Foundation Pill. Otherwise, he would be wasting his flawless cultivation potential.
This Foundation was also called the Building Foundation; the foundation for the building of greater cultivation. The quality of the foundation would directly correlate with the results of cultivation. These potentials were usually grouped into levels on a scale from one to nine, one being the lowest and nine being the highest. As for those above nine, they were considered flawless foundations.
Level one foundations could only rarely count as those who had successfully built a proper foundation. Unless they were lucky enough to find the rarest treasures, they would never be able to reach Jin Dan. As the level increased from one onward, the cultivator’s chances of reaching Jin Dan also increased. For level nines, it wasn’t a question of possibilities anymore. If nothing went wrong, they would undoubtedly reach Jin Dan.
For the average person, a level seven or eight cultivation potential could be considered a genius. Level nines were considered the geniuses among geniuses. Even in the highest-ranked Sects, they were a proud force.
Qi Qianjun was of flawless cultivation potential. Ordinarily, that would have meant that he would have a flawless foundation. Unfortunately, because he had been of Yu Qing, a third-class Sect, regardless of how Mo Rushi had done all he could have done to find a couple of Foundation Pills that could meagerly count as high quality, he was still unable to maintain this; having his cultivation potential even lowering a level to nine.
In fact, the purity of this flawless cultivation potential meant that it was easier to exhaust and lower it. What did it mean to be flawless? It meant that there was not to be a single flaw. Even a slight smudge would cause it to lose its flawless nature.
But, the path of cultivation was a long one. Who could ensure that nothing would tarnish it? Because of this, whether Qi Qianjun or Mo Rushi was greatly satisfied with the result, regardless of the lowered level.
You could also say that a flawless cultivation potential was made for wasting. Those that had flawless cultivation potentials could mess up/mess around more compared to the average person. For others, lowering a level could mean losing the opportunity to become a Jin Dan cultivator. For flawless cultivation potential owners, you could lose two or three levels and still be considered a genius.
But in this world, geniuses on Qi Qianjun’s level were seldom seen. Naturally, most people would hope to maintain their cultivation potential, as any loss could mean they could lose the opportunity of cultivation.
Because of this, though Foundation Pills were not scarce objects, good or high-quality pills were treasures that not even money could buy.
Ye Zan would naturally hope for himself to form a Flawless Foundation. Thus, he could not lack things such as the highest quality Foundation Pills.
It was fortunate that Ye Zan had already done research on Foundation Pills prior to leaving for the martial competition between the Five Sects. After so much time, he had already come up with some refined plans for making Foundation Pills through artificial intelligence. However, the resulting product could only be observed after some experiments.
He had already placed the spiritual grasses from the Closed Realm under sorting and categorization analysis, recording them within the resource center. After he had returned, the resource center had already updated with the Void Realm. This meant that these experiments could be conducted from within the Void Realm.
Thus, Ye Zan had reentered the Void Realm and came to Liu Qian’s Pill Room.
“Oh, Elder Ye has come. Greetings, Elder Ye.” Liu Qian had been in the simulation as well. After seeing Ye Zan appear, he had immediately dropped what he had been doing to come over and greet him.
“Actually, ever since the Pill-Tempering exercise within the simulation had been installed, Liu Qian had spent the majority of his time within the Void Realm. Only when he needed real pills would he return to make them for a second, returning directly back to the simulation after. He was truly an internet addict.
“Master Liu, about the Foundation Pills, I have a couple of new formulas that I would like for you to experiment with. Are you available?” Ye Zan asked courteously. After getting to know Liu Qian, he had developed a respect for this addict-like pill maker.
“Aye, before Elder Ye, I do not dare count myself as a Master. If there is anything you need me for, please just give me the orders.: After witnessing Ye Zan’s high-quality Refining State Pills, Liu Qian had also developed an undeniable reverence for him; no longer seeing him as a stranger to the profession.
Moreover, Liu Qian had always been interested in the strange methods Ye Zan had used in making the Refining State Pills. However, in this world, asking another for their techniques was a shunned topic. The only way you could hear about such things was to perform a kowtowing ritual and admit the man as your master.
Liu Qian had even thought of lowering his pride and admitting this Elder Ye as his master. But, thinking over it, if he admitted Elder Ye as master, would he even want to accept him?
Not even mentioning his lack of contribution; firstly, prior to Ye Zan’s arrival to Yu Qing, he had actually been in a purely symbiotic relationship with Yu Qing. Liu Qian would give Yu Qing their needed pills. In return, Yu Qing would give Liu Qian the resources he needed to make the pills, as well as the needed personal protection.
But now, Liu Qian felt as if he had already gained much more from Yu Qing than he had given. Just the practice he acquired from the Void Realm was priceless compared to the measly pills he gave in exchange.
Because of this, Liu Qian did not dare to reveal a hint of refusal to Ye Zan’s requests. He only hoped that his performance would move Ye Zan to allow for more of his own learning of those strange techniques.
Seeing Liu Qian’s cooperativeness, Ye Zan didn’t fuss anymore with the courtesies, immediately bringing Liu Qian to a newly designed Pill Room. Although with his control of the simulation, he could just wave his hand and change to the scene around him, he didn’t, as he did not yet see Liu Qian as one of his own people.
Within the new Pill Room were the normal Pill-Tempering basins as well as some odd equipment. This equipment was the product of the intelligence system fusing the needed experimental tools with the common specialties of this world.
For example, there were some tools that were originally electronics. However, in this world, they would need to change the power source to other forces. There were also some materials used in the equipment that needed to be updated. Like plastic, a significant indicator of the technological world needed to be replaced with similar materials specific to this world.