Seeing this scene, Li Qinghou inhaled deeply and was too late to block it. He immediately made a hand seal with his right hand and pointed in mid-air. A light screen suddenly appeared, and in a flash, it enveloped the whole Scented Cloud Mountain. This light screen had all the colours in profusion and was extremely magnificent.
At the same time, thousands of lightning streaks were descending all together from within the clouds in the sky, heading straight for Scented Cloud Mountain. They were blocked by this multicoloured light screen, and when all of them fell on the light screen, loud and unceasing rumbling was produced. Ripples reverberated on this light screen, and the lightning streaks were dispelled one after another.
This continued for more than thirty breaths worth of time. When the last streak of lightning had been dispelled, the multicoloured light screen dissipated. All of the disciples in the Scented Cloud Mountain were now trembling. After they had slowly recuperated from the intense crisis that they had courageously faced just now, the eyes of every single one of them were already red as they looked towards Bai Xiaochun’s immortal cave altogether.
“Bai Xiaochun!” the roars of countless people shocked the heavens. It is unknown who was the first to dash out, but in an instant, everyone had rushed to Bai Xiaochun’s immortal cave. Those Elders and even Li Qinghou had turned into long rainbows and approached at a lightning speed.
Bai Xiaochun, who was on the verge of collapsing inside the immortal cave, closely stared at the pill furnace. When he was astonished that there was no sounds of thunder and was distracted for awhile, he immediately heard deafening roars coming from outside his immortal cave that was countless times more intense than the sounds of thunder.
Bai Xiaochun was so shocked that his face immediately paled. As he jumped high in the air, only then did he realise that his immortal cave was about to collapse. He quickly ran out and just as he left his immortal cave, there was a loud bang from behind him caused by the tremor of too many people rushing towards where he was. His immortal cave was no longer able to hold up and immediately collapsed.
Bai Xiaochun was completely stupefied. When the dust all around him was flying upwards, he realised in horror that he was boundlessly surrounded by disciples from the Scented Cloud Mountain that were glowering at him.
“That…” Bai Xiaochun was just about to explain when Zhou Xinqi let out a mournful sound from within the crowd.
“Bai Xiaochun, compensate me for my immortal cave!”
“Down with Bai Xiaochun!”
“Dammit, my immortal cave has also been destroyed by you!”
“This is too much. You are absolutely not refining pills. First, you exploded the pill furnace again and again, then it was those various kinds of small strange beasts. Now you released lightning. You, you, you…” Countless people were bellowing out, and when they looked at Bai Xiaochun, the anger in everyone’s hearts shook the heavens. They had been tormented in these two years to the point that they were going crazy…
Bai Xiaochun felt wronged. He really was refining pills, but seeing as Zhou Xinqi’s immortal cave that was not far off had been leveled, he was completely apologetic from the bottom of his heart.
Hou Xiaomei and Hou Yunwei were also in the crowd. Even they held helpless looks on their faces now. Hou Xiaomei was partial towards Bai Xiaochun. She bit her silver tooth and was about to justify Bai Xiaochun’s means to everyone in the surroundings but she was surprised when Hou Yunfei covered her mouth. It was very easy to arouse everyone’s fury in this moment…
These disciples from the Scented Cloud Mountain had already made up their mind. They definitely could not let Bai Xiaochun continue refining pills. If not, each and every single one of them would not have the sense of security especially when they recalled the previous lightning. Everyone’s roars were now even more intense.
Seeing as the situation was going out of control, the Elders from the Scented Cloud Mountain turned into a long rainbow and arrived one after another. Even Li Qinghou’s silhouette appeared in mid-air. Only then did the disciples from the Scented Cloud Mountain quietened down as each and every single one of them pitifully looked at Li Qinghou. Their eyes revealed their hopeful intentions for Li Qinghou to deal with the situation for them.
Li Qinghou had an extreme headache. He viciously glared at Bai Xiaochun. Drawing the heavenly thunder was not an extremely difficult task. The heavenly thunder’s attribute was that of Yang and only required the change in plants to form the breath of Yin attributes. However, the amount of thunder just now had truly shocked Li Qinghou. In reality, Li Qinghou also understood that the reason why there was so much thunder had something to do with the Scented Cloud Mountain itself. The Scented Cloud Mountain naturally contained Yin energy.
It was only that the disciples were not aware of it and Bai Xiaochun’s methods were only an attraction to the Yin energy.
At the same time that Bai Xiaochun felt apologetic towards everyone from the bottom of his heart, he also felt slightly wronged and looked expectantly at Li Qinghou.
“Bai Xiaochun, when you refine medicine in the future, you cannot do it on the Scented Cloud Mountain. Go out and refine medicine!” Li Qinghou grudgingly spoke.
“Right, go out and refine. You cannot refine medicine on the Scented Cloud Mountain!”
“How is he refining medicine?! He is refining us!”
“That’s right! If he continues refining like this, I will not feel that it is strange if he destroys the Scented Cloud Mountain one day!” The surrounding disciples were all stirred up and felt that Li Qinghou was too wise.
“I…” Bai Xiaochun was about to explain when Li Qinghou flourished his large sleeve.
“Then it has been decided as such. Everyone, disperse.” After he had finished talking, he then glared at Bai Xiaochun. Bai Xiaochun quickly shut his mouth and had a sullen look on his face. He felt sad in his heart and felt that he had disappointed Li Qinghou.
Seeing as Li Qinghou had made the decision, every single one of the disciples glared at Bai Xiaochun and only then did they gradually disperse. Only after their surroundings were absolutely empty did Li Qinghou stood in front of Bai Xiaochun and heaved a long sigh.
“Tell me what caused the thunder cleansing.”
Bai Xiaochun immediately raised his head, revealing intense vigor in his eyes as he hurriedly explained the details of him creating this great technique. When he spoke, he was filled with delight, and after speaking for a long time, he expectantly looked towards Li Qinghou.
Li Qinghou seemed to be deep in thought and slightly nodded his head.
“The medicine recipes are endless. No one dares to say that they have walked to the end of the road. On this road, anything is possible. There are also people in the past who had attempted the method that you speak of, but all of them have failed. The thunder’s power is too strong and it is difficult to control. Even though controlling it has certain effects, but controlling the thunder is an arduous task.”
“This way, wait for your cultivation to be slightly higher in the future. Only when you are at least at the Foundation Establishment level can you try again this method. Now, you do not need to try it anymore,” Li Qinghou could not help but discourage Bai Xiaochun’s attachment to this method and tactfully spoke. After he finished speaking, there was an encouraging look in his eyes. Before leaving, he gently patted Bai Xiaochun’s shoulder.
Bai Xiaochun sighed and sat there, lost in his own thoughts. In his heart, he felt extremely apologetic towards the collapse of many immortal caves. He sighed while seriously mulling over Li Qinghou’s words about not using that method for the mean time.
“I will change the direction that I am researching and use other ways to dispel the impurities. This way, thunder will not come anymore and no one else will be affected. However, where am I going to refine?” Bai Xiaochun pondered, and when he saw the Purple Cauldron Mountain in the distance, his eyes lit up.
Taking advantage of the sky still being bright, Bai Xiaochun straightened himself out and turned his head around, taking a glance at his immortal cave that had already collapsed. There was a determined look in his eyes.
“For pursuing the Dao of Medicine! For refining the Immortality Pill!” Bai Xiaochun resolutely turned around and went down the Scented Cloud Mountain, heading straight for Purple Cauldron Mountain.
As for the Purple Cauldron Mountain, Bai Xiaochun was already very familiar with the place. After all, when he had first searched for Spirit Tailed Chicken with Zhang Fatso One on the Purple Cauldron Mountain, the two of them had walked around the greater part of the Purple Cauldron Mountain. Moreover, when Bai Xiaochun liked making people address him as Senior Uncle, he too had wandered around a great many times on this Purple Cauldron Mountain.
When he now walked on the Purple Cauldron Mountain, he felt that his surroundings were tranquil. Bai Xiaochun sighed ruefully as he looked at the Purple Cauldron Mountain disciples who were not as violent as those on the Scented Cloud Mountain, and there were even a few people who greeted him when they saw him.
He had a smiling face as he headed straight for Zhang Fatso One’s residence. Zhang Fatso One had yet to become an inner sect disciple, hence his residence was still at the position where it originally was. Bai Xiaochun drove a lightweight chariot on a familiar road and arrived in front of Zhang Fatso One’s door when evening fell.
Seeing that Bai Xiaochun had arrived, Zhang Fatso One immediately smiled. The two of them sat in the courtyard. Zhang Fatso One complacently flaunted his spiritual refinement techniques. He also told Bai Xiaochun that he was now already renowned on the Purple Cauldron Mountain, and he was a spiritual refinement genius that everyone knew about.
Bai Xiaochun quickly pursued with a few sentences. The more Zhang Fatso One listened, the happier he got. It was then when Bai Xiaochun let out a dry cough.
“Great Senior Brother, I have something to discuss with you.”
“Speak!” Zhang Fatso One waved his large hand and had the appearance of a generous and forthright person.
“Could you help me look for a place in the Purple Cauldron Mountain and let me refine medicine here?” Bai Xiaochun hurriedly spoke and looked expectantly at Zhang Fatso One.
“Refining medicine? You are already an inner sect disciple. There should be a Medicine Refinement Room inside your immortal cave. That’s right, I have been secluding myself for a while. I had previously been jolted awake by the thunder on your Scented Cloud Mountain. What has happened on your end?” Zhang Fatso One felt slightly flabbergasted. He had secluded himself for the greater part of the year. He did not understand too much of the outside world, what’s more was the matter on the Scented Cloud Mountain. Even though he was quite knowledgeable about the Purple Cauldron Mountain, they were still on different mountains, and he did not understand what had happened on the Scented Cloud Mountain.
“That… I was careless while refining pills which lead to lightning striking my immortal cave.” Bai Xiaochun said with a sullen look on his face.
“Ah?” Zhang Fatso One widened his eyes and hesitated for a moment.
“However, Great Elder Brother, you can relax. I can swear that thunder will definitely not appear again when I am refining medicine here. You can relax. I, Bai Xiaochun, am a man of my word. Moreover, I can already refine Grade Three spiritual medicine now. In the end, I will gift one bottle of Grade Three spiritual medicine to you!” Bai Xiaochun quickly explained and slapped his chest once, guaranteeing with a solemn vow.
Zhang Fatso One’s heartbeat quickened when he heard Bai Xiaochun mentioning the Grade Three spiritual medicine. The price of this kind of Grade Three spiritual medicine in the market was extremely exaggerated. At the same time, Zhang Fatso One also did not have the means to reject Bai Xiaochun’s request. Now that he heard Bai Xiaochun’s guarantee, he thought for a moment and then laughed loudly.
“There is a small matter. I do not have a place to refine medicine here. However, I know a senior brother who manages immortal caves here. I will give him a few benefits and make him secretly lend me an inner sect disciple’s immortal cave. However, I reckon that it would be slightly troublesome if you were to stay for a long period of time.”
“Not long, not long. The least would be a few months. The most would be half a year!” Bai Xiaochun’s eyes shone and he was immediately in high spirits.
Zhang Fatso One nodded his head and made Bai Xiaochun wait there as he turned around and left his residence. When he returned after an incense stick’s worth of time, he had a complacent expression on his face as he held a token in his hands.
“It is done. Even though it is not an exceptionally good immortal cave, it still have a Medicine Refinement Room and is not far from where I live. I will bring you there.”
Bai Xiaochun cheered and flattered Zhang Fatso One with a few sentences. Zhang Fatso One was very happy and brought Bai Xiaochun to where the immortal cave was, and only then did he leave.
This immortal cave was very simple and was uncomparable to the immortal cave that Bai Xiaochun had on the Scented Cloud Mountain. It was very small, but to Bai Xiaochun, as long as it had a Medicine Refinement Room, this immortal cave was more than enough.
He sat in the Medicine Refinement Room, feeling perfectly content as he inhaled deeply.
“It is still the Great Senior Brother who speaks of the Code of Brotherhood!”
Bai Xiaochun felt very touched. He was mulling over the fact that he definitely could not attempt the thunder cleansing method and would not use small beasts to test out strange pills. As for exploding the pill furnace, Bai Xiaochun could already completely avoid this issue. He pondered here and there and felt that from here on out, other problems wouldn’t appear while he refined medicine anymore.
“Start researching ways to dispel the impurities!” Bai Xiaochun settled down and took out spiritual herbs. His eyes revealed that he was pondering and his brain continuously analysed and inferred, gradually immersing himself in medicine recipes.