Chu Liuyue walked to the competition venue and stood at Situ Xingchen’s position.
Situ Xingchen failed to produce a pill, so only specks of black and gray were left in the cauldron.
Chu Liuyue took a look at the formula before cleaning the cauldron.
Situ Xingchen watched her coldly.
Numerous eyes from the square were focused on Chu Liuyue.
Curious, doubtful, excited.
“Isn’t Chu Liuyue too confident in herself? She really dared to go up there herself?!”
“She’s Elder Ye’s disciple! I’m sure she’s capable, right?”
“I thought someone said that, even though she passed all three assessments to get into Tian Lu Academy, she was the worst at the heavenly doctor assessment?”
“It’ll be too embarrassing if she can’t produce anything…”
Everyone partook in heated discussions.
Chu Liuyue pretended not to hear them as she placed her thin white hand over the cauldron.
A bright, red fire then appeared in the cauldron.
Chu Liuyue casually picked up a herb from the side. It was a fist-sized, orange fruit —sky cashew. When Chu Liuyue put it into the fire, the fire started to envelop it rapidly.
The sky cashew quickly decreased in size.
Situ Xingchen was standing nearer, so she saw everything more clearly.
Contempt popped up in Situ Xingchen’s heart when she saw Chu Liuyue putting the sky cashew into the cauldron to refine it first.
Sky cashews were very soft and delicate, especially the mature ones—their appearance might even be destroyed by a light poke.
All the medicinal effectiveness in this item was within its juice, so one had to be extremely meticulous to extract the juice when they were refining this ingredient.
The most important point was that, once the sky cashew’s juice had flown out and made contact with the air, its medicinal effectiveness would quickly dissipate.
Thus, heavenly doctors would usually refine sky cashews last. They could then use the sky cashew’s medicinal effectiveness to the greatest extent.
Chu Liuyue went onto the competition venue and actually extracted the sky cashew first!
It seems like she’s really ignorant.
I really wonder how Ye Zhiting taught his only disciple.
Chu Liuyue’s actions had clearly attracted the other heavenly doctors’ attention.
Elder Mo Cang couldn’t help but laugh. “She’s really Elder Ye’s disciple. She’s so innovative and actually placed the sky cashew in first. Even I won’t have such courage!”
Elder Feng Yi looked calm and lightly said, “This is just the beginning. It’s not too late to comment when the results come out.”
“Haha! You’re right; there’s only one set of ingredients here, so the competition will naturally end if the sky cashew is ruined here!” Elder Mo Cang’s words were brimming with sarcasm. I was still thinking about how incredible Ye Zhiting’s disciple would be. However, I didn’t expect her not to know the basics!
Elder Feng Yi glanced at him. “At the very least, Liuyue won’t purposely put Red Blood Gu in the cauldron. Even if she fails, she will fail legitimately.”
Elder Mo Cang was stumped. His face darkened, and he kept quiet.
Cheng Lixue did not even care about both of them as he nervously watched the scene.
Nan Feng Academy was only left with one person now —Leng Chuan—and he was currently producing his pill!
Only Situ Xingchen was left on Tai Yan Academy’s side, and she was even represented by Chu Liuyue. Therefore, there wasn’t much hope there.
Tian Lu Academy’s Ji Zixing was the slowest amongst them. He only started his attempt to produce a pill at this point, so his capabilities were limited.
As long as Leng Chuan succeeded, he could basically take first place!
Zuo Rong and the rest were also watching nervously.
“Why did Liuyue put the sky cashew first?”
Even they didn’t understand this.
If she fails because of this, then…
“Wait a minute! It’s been quite a while, but why hasn’t the sky cashew broken yet?” muttered Zuo Rong with furrowed brows.
According to the sky cashew’s traits, it would automatically break open after it was placed in the fire. However, the sky cashew in Chu Liuyue’s cauldron was still in good condition until now!
Even though its skin was rough, and it had become a small ball, it was still whole!
Suddenly, a thought popped up in Zuo Rong’s mind. “I-is Liuyue planning to refine the sky cashew like this?”
The surrounding few heavenly doctor teachers looked at him weirdly since they clearly didn’t understand what he meant.
Zuo Rong suppressed his inner excitement and said, “I mean that she seems to be planning to refine the juice inside the sky cashew before extracting it!”
A teacher at the side immediately retorted, “How is that possible? A mature sky cashew is very fragile, and it can’t handle fire at all! If you can keep controlling the fire to a certain extent, then you can refine it without breaking it! However, this has a high demand for one’s control, so it’s—” Impossible.
At this point, the few of them suddenly kept silent because Chu Liuyue was truly doing this!
The perfect and unharmed sky cashew was the best evidence!
Zuo Rong couldn’t help but look at Chu Liuyue. However, he saw that she looked very calm and had already started putting in the second ingredient.
The sky cashew was quietly floating in the fireball.
Chu Liuyue is indeed thinking of this! Zuo Rong swallowed a mouthful of saliva with much difficulty. Even I might not be able to do this since this demands too much of one’s talent as a heavenly doctor!
Refining sky cashews was not something difficult, but one required sharp control and power to refine it so precisely!
Even though Zuo Rong’s cultivation level was higher than Chu Liuyue, and he was more capable than her, he believed that he might not be able to do it as well as Chu Liuyue.
“This… is probably the heavenly doctor’s spirit that Director had mentioned before…” muttered someone softly.
This kind of talent could only be a gift from heaven, and it couldn’t even be begged for.
“I finally know why Director was willing to accept her as his disciple.” Zuo Rong laughed bitterly. “This girl is even stronger than what I imagined…”
He thought that he had already thought of Chu Liuyue highly enough, but he didn’t expect himself to still underestimate her.
No wonder she’s so calm. Even though she just started cultivating as a heavenly doctor, her future achievements are destined to surpass all of us for certain!
“Situ Xingchen is pretty talented, but it’s a pity when she’s compared to Liuyue…”
“Haha, this is a good thing! That Cheng Han is always very proud, and he became even more so after he accepted Situ Xingchen as his disciple! Just think about it; he always looked super confident every time he talked about Situ Xingchen and the heavenly doctor competition these few days. Isn’t it precisely because he felt that nobody could compare to Situ Xingchen’s talent?”
“I wonder if Liuyue can produce pills… She hasn’t started cultivating for long, right? Even though she’s very talented, she can’t do it if she doesn’t have sufficient resources…”
Hearing the few of them talk, Zuo Rong could not help but smile delightfully. “Hehe, so what? If we can tell this, I don’t believe Cheng Han won’t know this too! They have it easy with Liuyue representing Situ Xingchen to refine the medicine.”