The first two Inscription Masters to refine the key were both unsuccessful.
The people in the Inscription Hall, including the Palace Masters, all looked at Lan Huayu with questioning looks.
Lan Huayu smiled faintly, as if he had expected this result.
At this time, another Inscription Master had finished refining the key. He anxiously flew over, placed the key into the keyhole and then rotated it vigorously.
The result was the same. He couldn't turn the lock and he couldn't open the box!
Following that, the remaining two Inscription Masters also refined their keys. They both went over to try but were unable to open the box.
"What the hell is going on?" Murong Daren looked at Lan Fengjin and asked, "Sister Lan, what did your grandfather do to those two boxes? Why can't they open it!"
"I don't know!" She shook her head and frowned loooking at the two boxes.
Although she was Lan Huayu's granddaughter, she didn't know what was going on.
Qin Yun returned in failure. Holding the forging hammer in his hand, he looked at the transformed key and fell into deep thought.
The other failed Inscription Masters immediately began forging the keys.
Just now, these five Inscription Masters had used low-grade bone steel to refine the key.
Therefore, when they were trying to turn the key, it became deformed due to the lack of strength.
The reason why they used low-grade bone steel to refine the key was to buy time and to refine the key as fast as possible. After all, there were only two slots. None of them wanted to fall behind.
Right now, they could only use their strongest abilities to refine a high grade bone steel to forge a key!
To a high level inscription master, using high grade bone steel to refine weapons was the highest level.
This kind of competition would definitely not raise the requirements intentionally. There was no need for top-grade bone steel or Royal Grade bone steel.
These were the thoughts of the Inscription Master.
Qin Yun was thinking the same thing. However, he felt that strength was not enough. If not, Lan Huayu would not have made it so secretive.
There must be something to pay attention to!
He looked at the damaged key and frowned. Suddenly, he remembered that when they placed the key into the keyhole, they seemed to have overlooked a problem!
It was to inject energy into the key!
"Because this key cannot be considered a spirit artifact, we have neglected this matter. We did not inject energy into it! But it's definitely not that simple!"
Qin Yun took out another low-grade bone steel and placed it into the furnace.
All of the Inscription Masters watching the match couldn't help but be shocked to see him take out a low-grade bone steel.
Most of the inscritionists believed that the keys refined from low-grade bone steel were not strong enough. They should have been refined from high-grade bone steel!
No one knew what Qin Yun was up to, so they could only look on in confusion.
Qin Yun quickly completed another key. However, he did not go up to open the box. Instead, he infused his energy into the key!
The spirit marks on the key immediately lit up and began absorbing his energy.
"As expected!" After a careful examination, Qin Yun realized that the energy the key could absorb was very little. It was only barely able to brighten up the spirit inscription on the key.
The amount of energy it could absorb was too little. It was all because of the low rank spirit mark.
In addition, there was a problem with the distribution of the two sets of spirit inscriptions, resulting in them absorbing very little energy, which was negligible.
"So that's how it is!"
Qin Yun discovered the profundity behind it and thought to himself, "There is a problem with the location of the solid inscription and alchemy inscription on the drawings. This resulted in the two sets of spirit inscriptions not being able to perfectly combine, so there is very little energy absorption. However, you cannot modify the position of the spirit patterns. You must follow the blueprint to open the boxes!"
The problem now was that the key lacked the energy to provide it!
Without sufficient energy to activate the spirit inscription, the spirit inscription cannot be activated and the box cannot be opened!
If one were to follow the diagrams and inscribe spirit inscriptions, it would be impossible to fully activate the spirit inscriptions. If he didn't follow the instructions, then the box definitely wouldn't be able to be opened.
It seemed to be a dead knot!
Finally, Qin Yun took out high-grade bone steel and a small pile of purple crystal coins!
"We can only start with the materials. Senior Lan didn't say what materials we'd like to use, which means the breakthrough point is in the materials!" Qin Yun placed the high-grade bone steel and purple crystal coins into the furnace.
"Burn the purple coins?"
"What is he doing? If the Purple Coin encountered high temperature, it would vaporize! There's a lot of energy loss inside!"
"Does he want to increase the intensity of the flames?"
Many Inscription Masters were making guesses.
Qin Yun was at the ninth level Martial Body realm and was definitely inferior to the Martial Dao Realm in some aspects. Therefore, everyone believed that he had to use an Purple Coins to make up for his deficiencies.
"I want to integrate the Purple Crystal Coin with the Bone Steel!" The bone steel that Qin Yun had placed in was very little and it was only a small piece.
If it was anyone else who burned the Purple Coin with flame, it would definitely vaporize. However, what Qin Yun used was the Nethersun Purple Flame, which also possessed a special amount of spirit energy!
This way, he would be able to make the Purple Crystal Coin soften at the same time and not lose too much energy.
The purple crystal contained nine suns' spirit energy. If the spirit mark and the purple crystal fused, it would be able to absorb the energy inside the purple crystal.
To use purple coins to forge artifacts, the process was very complicated!
Qin Yun tossed and turned for a very long time before he finally refined the pile of purple coins into the shape of a key.
And now, there was only an hour left.
The other four Inscription Masters had refined two keys but they hadn't succeeded after trying them out.
"Elder Lan, are you trying to fool us?" A Western Palace Inscription Master asked angrily.
Lan Huayu smiled slightly, "If the competition is over and no one can open the box, then I will unravel the mystery. I guarantee that I will make you accept your defeat wholeheartedly!"
At that moment, Qin Yun took something out from the furnace.
After being smelted for so long, the forging had finally started.
Everyone immediately looked over, wanting to know what was going on.
What Qin Yun took out was a pitch-black key-shaped object!
Purple coins fused with high-grade bone steel and after undergoing high temperatures, it was more or less the same.
He quickly turned the black item into a key and started to inscribe spirit marks.
The other four Inscriptionists had given up. They were looking at Qin Yun and did not wish for him to succeed. Otherwise, they would be extremely jealous.
There were no blueprints for the Xuan Artifacts in the four palaces and only the Saint Palaces had them.
This was also the reason why the Blue Spirit Saint Palace was able to lead four palaces.
After Qin Yun finished inscribing, there was still some time. He walked over at a moderate pace.
If he couldn't succeed, then there was nothing he could do.
When Lan Huanyu saw Qin Yun holding the black key, he sighed slightly. "It looks like no one can open the chest for the fifth round!"
"Really?" Qin Yun said with a frown, "My method is wrong?"
"Of course, it's different from your method. There is only one way to forge the key to the box and it isn't too difficult!" Lan Huayu smiled and said: "Don't be discouraged. If you enter our Saint Palace in the future, you will still have a chance to obtain the Xuan Artifact blueprint!"
Qin Yun sighed and said, "Since the refinement has been completed, let's give it a try!"
He inserted the key into the eye and activated the spirit inscription on the key. This way, the spirit inscription would automatically absorb the energy.
After the key absorbed the energy, Qin Yun slowly turned the key!
The entire audience watched in silence!
He successfully spun it!
The crowd immediately burst into an uproar as they erupted into cheers filled with surprise!
"As expected of Qin Yun. He really succeeded!"
"Haha, Lan Huayu had even kept saying that Qin Yun could not open it. He must have been slapped in the face!"
"Qin Yun is truly powerful. How did he do it?"
The few inscriptionists on the arena were extremely jealous. They looked at Qin Yun with flushed faces and felt somewhat embarrassed. This was a complete proof that their standards were inferior to Qin Yun, the little imp!
When Qin Yun heard Lan Huayu's words, he had thought that he would not succeed.
At this moment, he opened the box!
He looked at Lan Huayu and smiled proudly!
Lan Huanyu widened his eyes as he looked at Qin Yun in shock. "You...You did it! Fine, consider yourself powerful!"
The Grand Inscription Competition had finally ended and the final winner was Qin Yun, the young man!
Qin Yun was overjoyed as he hurriedly opened the box and took out a very thick piece of paper. It was obvious that it was the blueprint of the Xuan Artifact to refine a saber.
"Senior Lan, there's more than one method!" Qin Yun chuckled.
The Western Palace Inscription Master hurriedly walked over and asked, "Elder Lan, you can now unravel the mystery right? This Qin Yun seems to have used a different method than yours! "
"The key is to allow the spirit inscription to fully absorb energy. The arrangement of the two sets of spirit inscriptions was meticulously arranged by me. This way, you won't be able to inject energy from the outside. I need you to think of a way, when refining the materials, to store a large amount of energy inside."
Lan Huayu looked at Qin Yun's key and paused for a moment before saying, "And when I forge it, I infused the internal energy of my Dao core into the materials. When I forged it, I constantly infused the internal energy and forged it again and again to allow the bones to fully absorb the energy."
"As for Qin Yun's method, it seems like he had refined the purple crystal together with the bone steel to form an energy source. I never thought that he would actually succeed, it's truly unbelievable!"
Forging with purple coins was extremely difficult. When Lan Huayu told them of Qin Yun's method, the other Inscriptionists found it hard to believe as well.
"Qin Yun, your blueprints belong to our Blue Spirit Star Palace. Do not spread it around! Now that you're a disciple of our Blue Spirit Star Palace, you must behave yourself." The West Palace Master said, "Give me your blueprint. As a part of the West Palace, you have to contribute a lot!"
"On what basis? I worked hard to obtain such a precious item!" Qin Yun grunted coldly.
"I don't want yours, I just want to borrow a copy for printing. I will return it to you later! As for the benefits, you'll get them for sure! One hundred million crystal coins, how about it?" The West Palace Mistress said.
How many billion Qin Yun was not willing to sell because he hated this person!
Qin Yun took out the blueprint and the palace master immediately smiled. Just as he stretched his hand out to take it, she saw Qin Yun give the blueprint to Lan Fengjin.
"Sister Lan, I promised you that I would give you the prize!" Qin Yun handed the blueprint to Lan Fengjin. He did not really want to give it to her but rather, let her temporarily keep it so that the Palace Master would not pester her.
Lan Fengjin understood Qin Yun's intentions and hurriedly accepted it.
"You. I already said that the blueprints are not to be spread outside!" The West Palace's Palace Master was so angry that his old face flushed red as he shouted in anger.
"Sister Lan is a Saint in Blue Spirit Saint Palace and an Inscription Master. How can she be considered an outsider? Moreover, this blueprint was originally passed down from the Blue Spirit Saint Palace!" Qin Yun said with a smile, "Palace Master, I'm tired. I'll head back first!"
Qin Yun bid farewell to Xie Wufeng and company before hurriedly leaving the Hall.
Yang Shiyue was waiting for him to guide him in cultivating the Mysterious Star Steps.
The martial arts competition would begin the day after tomorrow. Qin Yun would be able to rest for another day tomorrow.