After making all the necessary arrangements, Chen Chen felt extremely relaxed.
Once he steps into the Essence Soul realm while Old Zhou reaches the peak of the Essence Soul realm and both Xiao Wuyou and Hu Xian’er reach the Essence Soul realm too, he will have a batch of powerful subordinates even though Lao Hei was just a lucky charm.
When the time comes and they fight together, no one apart from the four major clans and the four imperial dynasties that had Void Refinement realm cultivators will be stronger than him.
Besides, he had the Boundless Sea, as a guarantee for his logistics.
Chen Chen took a deep breath, his eyes filled with a desire for a better future.
He could already see a huge force rising slowly under his lead!
“People like me should be considered masterminds, huh? Unfortunately, I can’t see my excellence from the perspective of an onlooker, otherwise, I would definitely be shocked too.”
Chen Chen was secretly smug, and after thinking about it for a moment, he told his beloved Dao partner Xia Xishuang about the fact that he had reached the late-stage Nascent Soul realm.
Because he remembered a certain cliché storyline in his previous life.
A couple of high school sweethearts agreed to apply to the same college, but the girl couldn’t qualify academically while the boy was a star student. During the entrance exams, he deliberately chose not to attempt the last three questions. In the end, the boy cheated on the girl, while she went abroad to further her studies.
He didn’t want such a tragic thing to happen to Xia Xishuang.
‘What if Xishuang has deliberately slowed down her cultivation speed to wait for me to catch up? What if I accidentally reach the Void Refinement realm? What if I soar high?’
‘That would be like the girl who went abroad to further her studies.’
As expected, he received Xia Xishuang’s reply in the communication token a few moments later.
“Chen Chen, has your cultivation level caught up with mine? Why are you so fast?”
“I’ve recently had some miraculous encounters, and I’ll probably reach the Essence Soul realm soon.”
Xia Xishuang was speechless.
Chen Chen grinned. He could imagine how speechless Xia Xishuang was at the moment.
As an elite, her cultivation speed had never been inferior to others and now that someone had surpassed her, she would definitely be uncomfortable.
Chen Chen decided that when he stepped into the Essence Soul realm, he would go to the battlefield at the Western Border, and if Xia Xishuang’s cultivation level could not keep up with his, he would quietly give her some good things.
Chen Chen really didn’t expect anything in return from Xia Xishuang. He just wanted her to do well.
Well, she was his Dao partner.
Chen Chen thought about it and began to feel touched again. There were really not many people like him who were righteous and loyal.
Chen Chen meditated for half a month. His cultivation level could increase rapidly with the consumption of treasures, but in order to solidify it, he would have to let it grow and adapt together with the change in power.
Otherwise, he wouldn’t have good control over his strength.
After meditating for half a month, Chen Chen gradually adapted to the current cultivation level.
Without further delay, Chen Chen flew directly towards the Jade Tripod Alchemy Clan. After calculating the time, he reckoned that Yu Qiong’s elixir should have already been refined.
He did not directly take out the communication token to ask about the Divine Elixir because that would seem too mercenary and unlike him.
When he arrived at the Jade Tripod Alchemy Clan, Chen Chen greeted his few Senior Brothers and Senior Sisters.
Only then did he inadvertently arrive at the compound where Yu Qiong was located. Seeing that Yu Qiong was not refining elixirs, Chen Chen exclaimed respectfully, “Greetings, Master!”
For some reason, Yu Qiong gave him a different feeling this time, and his aura seemed to be much more extraordinary too.
Seeing this, Yu Qiong said with a gentle smile, “You did a good job in the land of Qi and Wei. The clan master has mentioned your name to me several times before. If he hadn’t been unable to free himself from the battlefield, he probably would have come here to see you eagerly.”
Hearing this, Chen Chen said, “It’s such a trivial matter, how can I make him worried?”
The Divine Condensation Pearl was still with him and if the clan master found out, what could he do?
Yu Qiong also did not mention anything about the Divine Elixir. She simply continued, “Your cultivation level is good but don’t forget your reasons for coming to the Jade Tripod Alchemy Clan.”
‘I didn’t forget, I didn’t come here to learn alchemy, I came here to chat, please don’t worry.’
Chen Chen silently thought to himself.
At the same time, his master refused to mention the Divine Elixir. What does this mean? Is he trying to shirk responsibility?
With that thought, Chen Chen looked at the tree in the distance to see that the flowers were blooming on the tree.
“Master, this tree looks extraordinary. The fruit that it bears should be very round, right?”
Upon hearing his words, Yu Qiong’s expression changed gradually.
“At the mention of round, I thought of elixirs, but I reckon they’re not as round as yours… By the way, Master, how is that elixir that you’ve been refining?”
Hearing this, Yu Qiong had already burst into laughter.
‘Why doesn’t he trust me?’
“Since I was the one who attacked, I would naturally succeed. Why must you do this? You’re making it seem like I would go back on my word.”
Chen Chen was full of contempt when he heard that.
He dared to bet that Yu Qiong would definitely go back on her word if he really didn’t mention it!
“There you go, this is yours.”
Yu Qiong took out a bottle of elixirs and placed it on Chen Chen’s hand.
Chen Chen opened it to see that there was a bottle of elixirs that were emitting spiritual light. Overjoyed, he hurriedly said, “Master, what are the functions of these pills? Can you help me transcend the Thunder Tribulation?”
Yu Qiong asked with a look of bewilderment, “Thunder Tribulation? What Thunder Tribulation?”
Chen Chen continued, “Didn’t you say that this elixir will help you reach the Void Refinement realm?”
Hearing this, Yu Qiong nodded with a radiant smile.
“Once you enter the Void Refinement realm, your cultivation level is no longer important. The most important thing is that all along, I’ve always had some regrets within me. Now that there’s an elixir, I am looking forward to stepping into the Void Refinement realm.”
“What regrets?” Chen Chen asked.
Recalling the things that he said to Yu Qiong back then, he felt that he had been duped.
Yu Qiong smiled quietly.
“System, where is the most precious elixir within 500 meters?”
“Host, it’s the Anti-Aging Beauty Elixir that you’re holding now.”
Chen Chen cursed in his head.
He thought that it was an elixir that could help with transcending the tribulation, but he didn’t expect that it was an anti-aging elixir that would help one maintain a youthful appearance and enhance their beauty!
‘Wow! What can an elixir like this do for a handsome person like me?’
‘Only the mediocre-looking Yu Qiong would care for such things.’
“Why? Do you know the functions of this elixir?”
Yu Qiong’s expression became extremely dangerous.
Chen Chen hurriedly shook his head. ‘Turns out that the thing that has been bugging this woman is her lack of beauty.’
However, he could not say this. Otherwise, she might just leave and storm off angrily.
Although Chen Chen was furious, he forced himself to repress his anger.
“I don’t know, it feels very powerful.”
“Do you think there are huge changes?” Yu Qiong asked again.
“Are there any changes? I can’t tell, you’re still as beautiful as before.”
Chen Chen went against his conscience.
Yu Qiong was overjoyed, and her smile became much warmer than before.
“Kid, aren’t you getting ready to enter the Essence Soul realm?”
Hearing this, Chen Chen’s expression immediately crumbled. ‘Master has finally found her conscience.’
“Master, you don’t know, Heaven tends to get jealous of people with exceptional talent like me. There, do you see this Apocalyptic Divine Thunder? It’s what I got from the Nascent Soul realm transcendence.”
Chen Chen said while summoning the Apocalyptic Divine Thunder.
Hearing this, Yu Qiong’s expression became even more solemn.
She had never heard that there would be a Thunder Tribulation when one is breaking through to the Nascent Soul realm. ‘It’s no wonder that this kid would get ready to transcend the tribulation when he’s only in the late Nascent Soul realm.’
‘Wait, what? He’s already at the late stage of the Nascent Soul realm!?’
Yu Qiong’s expression changed again.
“Master, can you help me with the matter of the Thunder Tribulation?” Chen Chen cautiously asked, but in his heart, he had secretly already made up his mind!
‘If she doesn’t help me solve this matter, she can forget about taking a single thing from me!’
Yu Qiong thought for a moment and said, “I have never considered the matter of the Thunder Tribulation before. When I transcend, I can just borrow a few treasures from the Master. Anyway, he prepared a few treasures for me before he became immortal.”
Chen Chen was full of envy. ‘Her master is so much better than mine!’
‘The same goes for the Seven-Slaughtering Demon Lord. Life is so much easier for him because he has someone to back him up.’
“Master, why don’t you borrow some treasures for me?”
Chen Chen asked with a smile.
“That’ll take a lot of favors, my master is very smart, and he doesn’t compromise easily like I do.”
Hearing this, Chen Chen was furious. ‘How dare this woman think of getting benefits from me after deceiving me!?!’
At this point, he took out the Anti-Aging Beauty Elixir and muttered softly, “Master, I seem to know the functions of this elixir now… If outsiders find out that you’ve painstakingly refined such an elixir, what would they think? Of course, I know you’re born a natural beauty, but others may not know. If they’re mistaken, it might affect your reputation.”
Yu Qiong’s face was already sullen. After a long time, she gritted her teeth and said, “I’ll go borrow them for you! Well, blame it on the fact that we’re close to each other!”
“Thank you so much, Master!”
Chen Chen quickly bowed and turned around to leave.
After he went to a place where there was no one around, Chen Chen took out the Anti-Aging Beauty Elixir.
Although he knew that Xia Xishuang couldn’t get any more beautiful, it would still be a good thing to maintain her youth.
‘Yu Qiong should still have one more. When the time comes, I’ll take it from her and give it to Xishuang.’
With that thought, Chen Chen swallowed the elixir.
Xia Xishuang’s perfect face had to remain unchanged and flawless. Hence, he had to experiment with the elixir first to see if there were any side effects and whether it would have an effect on her perfect beauty.