Chapter 1116 Pill Betting
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Very quickly, she discovered that it wasn’t only one person that was producing pills but two!
Two youngsters stood opposite each other at the bottom of the mountain. They each had a cauldron before them, and the fires inside were rising high. One could faintly see a pill the size of a dragon’s eye.
The thick herbal fragrance exuded from there.
Beside the duo was a stone table. On the stone table were quite a few black plaques, but on the other stone table, there was only one.
They seemed to be competing!
There were a few people standing around the duo as if they were spectating the match. They should be the ones who placed the black plaques on the table.
Chu Liuyue took a closer look.
The two young men looked like they were either 23 or 24 years old. The one on the left was tall and skinny. He wore a blue robe and looked very proper as his eyes were glued closely to the pill that was about to be
completed in the cauldron.
His originally white face flushed slightly, and thin beads of sweat broke out on his forehead. One could tell that he was at the end of his wits.
On the other side, the man in the light-green robe had deep features and looked much more relaxed. One seemed to be able to tell who won and lost at one glance.
“It seems like Tuo Baxuan is going to win again.” Elder Qiao Zhi seemed to be not surprised by this scene as he stroked his beard and said, “If he wins this round, he’ll win five matches in a row!”
Chu Liuyue followed his line of sight and noticed that he was staring at the young man with deep five features.
The stone table beside him indeed had many black plaques. Clearly, everyone thought that he would win.
On the other hand, the youngster in blue only had a lone black plaque on the stone table. That should be his own.
Detecting her gaze and seeing the curiosity in her eyes, Elder Qiao Zhi laughed and explained, “They’re pill betting.”
“Pill betting?” Chu Liuyue was dazed for a moment.
“That’s right. There are many students who are learning to be heavenly doctors in the academy, and they’re not convinced by each other, so they regularly pill bet.”
“The people involved in the betting have to choose a time and a venue to proceed with the competition. Whoever produces a pill with higher medicinal efficacy will be the winner. However, it’s different from normal
competitions as they all have to place their own bets before the match. The bets can be anything. The spectating crowd also has to bet on who will win and lose before the match starts.”
“Other than this, there should be more rewards for winning the bet, right?” Chu Liuyue narrowed her eyes. A pure bet doesn’t seem to be enough to get this bunch of prideful kids to be so invested. It’s fine if they do it
once or twice, but there is no need to do it frequently. It’s better if they used the time to research pills. Since so many people are so enthusiastic about it, there must be another reason.
Elder Qiao Zhi looked at her in approval. “You’re smart. Actually, these bets aren’t the main point. The main point is that winning or losing this bet will affect their points in school.”
“In the academy, many things have to be exchanged with varying amounts of points. In other words, points are the currency in the academy, which is also ‘money.’ They can be used to exchange for herbs, books, or
anything else you want.”
“When they pill bet, other than the ordinary bets, they will usually bet their points. Using such a method, they can quickly accumulate points. Of course, they will have nothing if they lose.”
Chu Liuyue nodded in understanding as she looked at the black plaques on the stone tables. “Spectators will also bet points?”
“That’s right. Their rate of winning also varies with their bets; these are all to be communicated in advance.”
As long as one pill bet regularly, it wouldn’t cause much trouble. The academy’s elders also supported this; normally, they wouldn’t intervene.
Elder Qiao Zhi glanced at her and chuckled. “What, you want to bet too? You’ve just entered the academy, so you should have 100 points.”
Chu Liuyue curled her fingertips. “I just came here. Can I do it?”
“Why not!?” Elder Qiao Zhi waved his long sleeves and flew downward.
Chu Liuyue followed him closely.
Detecting the person coming from behind, the people focused on spectating the battle turned around.
“Elder Qiao Zhi!” Seeing the person coming, the few people hurriedly bowed and greeted him.
Elder Qiao Zhi waved his hands and smiled. “Don’t stand on ceremony! I came here today to bring you a newly recruited kid!”
The few people looked at Chu Liuyue standing behind him.
Chu Liuyue cupped her fists and bowed toward the few people. “Greetings, Senior Brothers.”
The few of them politely bowed back, but when they saw Chu Liuyue’s gaze, they all seemed doubtful. “What’s your cultivation level, Junior Brother?”
Chu Liuyue smiled slightly. “Eighth-grade.”
The few of them looked like they understood what was going on and had vague contempt in their eyes.
Elder Qiao Zhi knew their characters the best, and he couldn’t help but grunt. “A 16-year-old eighth-grade heavenly doctor is pretty good in your area, right?”
The few students were then taken aback as they looked at Chu Liuyue with different gazes.
“Chu Yue, go place your black plaque on whoever you think will win!” Elder Qiao Zhi confidently patted Chu Liuyue’s shoulders. / helped to bring him in, so I must support the child a little!
With a hit of the palm from a legendary warrior, half of Chu Liuyue’s shoulders were directly numbed. However, it was lucky that she had followed Dugu Mobao and cultivated with him for a while, so she could
At this point, she could forcefully stabilize herself.
Originally, at this stage of the pill bet, nobody else could participate. But since Elder Qiao Zhi had said it, they couldn’t retort and could only agree. Forget it. It’ll just be a greeting gift for the new junior brother!
Chu Liuyue took a glance and walked to one of them before placing her black plaque on the stone table.
The number of black plaques on the stone table turned from one to two.
“Hey…” Elder Qiao Zhi raised his hand and wanted to stop her, but it was already too late. “Hey, kid!”
Didn’t I already tell him that the person who’ll win is definitely Tuo Baxuan?! Just by judging the number of black plaques on the stone tables, one will be able to guess who has a higher chance of winning!
Elder Qiao Zhi had expected better from him.
When the people at the side saw this, they exchanged glances, and mockery flashed across their eyes. A 16-year-old eighth-grade heavenly doctor sounds shocking, but it seems like he isn’t very capable. It’s already at
the last step of the pill production, yet he still chose wrongly?!
Chu Liuyue didn’t seem to notice these as she walked over after putting down her plaque and looked very calm.
Elder Qiao Zhi lowered his voice. “Chu Yue, what are you doing? Your 100 points are going to be wasted just like this!”
Chu Liuyue blinked. “Isn’t the point of pill betting to gamble?”.