Complete Martial Arts Attributes - Chapter 997 - I'll Take It As A Compliment
The farce finally ended. However, there were strange expressions on the grandmasters’ faces when they saw the Parkers family leave.
Wang Teng’s words were infuriating!
The grandmasters shook their heads and laughed. Grandmaster Wang Teng was still a young and impulsive man. But they were once young too and didn’t find anything wrong about it.
Besides, this wasn’t Wang Teng’s fault. The Parkers were reaping what they sowed.
After obtaining the money, Wang Teng didn’t tarry and left the den with the grandmasters.
He had made a fortune this time. Not only did he get a huge sum of money that even a universe-stage martial warrior would be envious of, but he also managed to obtain the Lightning Essence Insect. Even grandmasters would be amazed by his luck.
The show must go on. Wang Teng returned to the Secondary Career Alliance with the grandmasters.
“Grandmasters, since the matter is over, we shall leave.” The three universe-stage martial warriors bade farewell and left.
Wang Teng asked, “Grandmasters, I believe it must have cost a lot to invite three universe-stage martial warriors?”
“It’s okay. It’s just a few favors.” Grandmaster Hua Yuan waved his hand.
“Anyway, thank you, grandmasters,” Wang Teng expressed his gratitude.
“Hahaha. If you want to thank us, hurry up and refine the Nine Essence Soul Congealing Pill. We are all waiting.” Grandmaster Alfred laughed.
“No problem. Are the ingredients ready?”
“We have them all.” Grandmaster Hua Yuan smiled. “Don’t underestimate the Secondary Career Alliance’s connections and efficiency.”
“It’s better to do it now. I’ll make the Nine Essence Soul Congealing Pills today.”
“Don’t you need to take a break? You must have spent a lot of energy today on rock gambling.” Grandmaster Hua Yuan was worried.
The work of a mining engineer required spirit. Every detail of the ore was the key. If a judgment went wrong, the amount of money lost might be extremely horrifying.
“Hahaha. Don’t worry. I didn’t rest during the grandmaster assessments, let alone rock gambling.” Wang Teng laughed.
“That’s true.” Grandmaster Hua Yuan smiled.
The other grandmasters laughed as well. Wang Teng’s spiritual power was amazing. He could last so long after such intense consumption. This also meant that he had great potential that had never been seen before.
The current contribution was nothing. They were investing in the future for greater returns.
“Besides, you grandmasters have helped me so much. I would feel guilty if I don’t do anything.” Wang Teng smiled bitterly.
“Don’t worry about it. We are all members of the Secondary Career Alliance. There’s no one else we would help but you,” Grandmaster Hua Yuan said.
Wang Teng remembered this favor in his mind. It didn’t matter if the grandmasters helped him because of his talent or something else. It wasn’t easy for anyone to go to such an extent. Ordinary friends couldn’t have done that.
Afterward, he went to the furnace room that was prepared by Grandmaster Hua Yuan and the others. The ingredients for the Nine Essence Soul Congealing Pill had already been brought over.
There were now three sets of ingredients—one that was left behind previously and two that had been recently gathered. Wang Teng didn’t have to worry about not having enough Nine Essence Soul Congealing Pills to distribute.
He got An Lan to wait outside and walked into the furnace room to refine pills. Time passed. A few hours later, dark clouds gathered and thunder clapped.
Calamity lightning was here!
This time, Wang Teng had spent less time. After going through the process once, he was accustomed to the various steps. It posed no challenge for him. He also refined all the dans in one go instead of doing it three times with the three sets of ingredients.
“Looks like it’s a success!” Grandmaster Hua Yuan and the others saw that and smiled uncontrollably.
They also thought that Wang Teng had only made the first batch.
“Grandmaster Wang Teng probably had an extremely deep understanding of the Nine Essence Soul Congealing Pill. There is no failure,” Grandmaster Harol exclaimed.
Lightning descended from the skies as if it was trying to destroy the pills.
Wang Teng couldn’t leave them exposed to the lightning. He could only receive it himself. Just like the first time, he used his fists and absorbed the attribute bubbles.
It was the first time An Lan saw Wang Teng resisting calamity lightning. His eyes almost popped out, and he thought that this fellow didn’t really follow common sense.
There were actually alchemists who used their physical bodies to overcome it!
It was an eye-opening experience!
Ten minutes later, Wang Teng beat the tribulation and smiled. He then returned to the alliance as though nothing had happened.
Grandmaster Hua Yuan and the others were a little puzzled when they saw Wang Teng walking out of the furnace room.
“Grandmasters, it’s fortunate that I didn’t disappoint you. Your Nine Essence Soul Congealing Pills are ready.”
“They are all done?!”
The grandmasters couldn’t believe their ears.
“Grandmaster Wang Teng, there are three sets of ingredients. Did the staff send less?” Grandmaster Hua Yuan was doubtful.
“Not at all. There were exactly three sets,” Wang Teng answered calmly.
“You used all three sets of ingredients?” Grandmaster Harol’s ears were raised as she looked extremely surprised.
“That’s right. I used them at once. It saves time.” Wang Teng nodded.
“… saves time!”
All the grandmasters were speechless. What a good reason!
The problem was that Wang Teng wasn’t afraid of failure. If he failed, he would have wasted all three sets of ingredients!
The grandmasters all exclaimed. No one would have done that if they weren’t absolutely confident in their abilities.
It wasn’t impossible, but it was much more difficult. After all, the number of ingredients was multiplied, and the difficulty of control would increase exponentially as well.
There were alchemists who had tried that previously, but the failure rate was over eighty percent. Ordinary alchemists couldn’t afford such losses.
The ingredients for many high-class dans were precious and expensive. More importantly, some ingredients were hard to find, some even taking several years.
Therefore, no alchemist would dare to risk it.
Wang Teng actually managed to make Nine Essence Soul Congealing Pills with three sets of ingredients at once, and succeeded. It was no wonder that the grandmasters were shocked.
When he took out three bottles of Nine Essence Soul Congealing Pills, their words got stuck in their throats. They were rendered speechless.
Whatever. He succeeded. There was nothing else they could say.
“Grandmaster Wang Teng, you really gave us a shock.” Grandmaster Hua Yuan smiled bitterly.
“No worries. I’m confident in making Nine Essence Soul Congealing Pills.” Wang Teng snickered.
After distributing the Nine Essence Soul Congealing Pills to all the grandmasters present, there was still one left. He kept it for himself and bade farewell.
“Grandmasters, if there is nothing else, I’ll go back and cultivate.”
They had no objections and sent him off at the door. They watched with deep emotions as Wang Teng and An Lan left.
“With Grandmaster Wang Teng around, Great Qian City will be more lively,” Grandmaster Alfred exclaimed.
“I’m afraid the Parkers family wouldn’t let Grandmaster Wang Teng off so easily!” Grandmaster Harol was worried.
“That’s right. This time, they suffered such a big loss. They wouldn’t act as if nothing had happened.”
“But Grandmaster Wang Teng doesn’t look like he’s worried at all.”
“Grandmaster Wang Teng is still young. Youth knows no fear. It’s normal that he isn’t afraid of the Parkers. However, his background is much worse than the Parkers family.”
The grandmasters discussed with each other.
“Forget it. If he needs our help, old folks like us can ask for favors and help him. I’m looking forward to his future,” Alfred said.
“Look at this Nine Essence Soul Congealing Pill. It’s superb.” Grandmaster Hua Yuan looked at the longan-sized dan in the jade bottle in his hand. “Well, I have high hopes for him.”
The grandmasters glanced at one another and laughed.
Wang Teng and An Lan returned to Fan Taining’s house. He wasn’t at home. Neither were his two disciples.
The duo then decided to count their earnings in the living room. This time, Wang Teng had made a fortune!
He made a bet with Andrais twice. He won 16 billion the first time. The amount he got afterward was appalling. He got the Danzhi herb for 520 billion and won 4.2 trillion from Andrais, totaling 4.736 trillion.
A huge sum like this was something that many cosmos-stage martial warriors and even heaven-stage martial warriors would never be able to obtain in their lifetimes.
“Wang Teng, you can keep the 4.72 trillion for yourself. You can just split the 16 billion accordingly for me,” An Lan said.
“What? 4.736 trillion. Are you not tempted?” Wang Teng smiled.
“Of course. How can I not be tempted? But this sum is too huge. I can’t take it, and I shouldn’t take it.” An Lan shook his head in pain and said, “Besides, I didn’t really do anything this time. You earned the money all by yourself. Getting 4.8 billion for myself is already a big profit.”
“Fine. I wanted to give you a bit more, considering that you were willing to be my bodyguard.” Wang Teng shook his head and said regretfully.
“… Is it too late to regret now?” An Lan’s body froze as he said with a bitter face.
“Are you not afraid of offending the Parkers by being my bodyguard?”
“Sigh, there’s nothing I can do. We already signed the contract, and you’re the only one who can forge the Thousand Armaments Vessel.” An Lan was helpless. “But you really are a troublemaker. I’m not afraid of the Cao family, but the Parkers are a different story.
“You offended them so much today. They won’t let you off.
“It always feels dangerous to be around you.”
An Lan kept rambling without stopping as he complained about Wang Teng causing trouble.
“Even if I didn’t offend them, they wouldn’t let me off. The Parkers are siding with the Cao family, and they don’t want me to inherit the title of the baron,” Wang Teng said.
“I see.” An Lan frowned and was a little helpless. “Speaking of which, you’re just a planetary-stage martial warrior and you dare to go against them. You’re bold. You’re the only one I’ve seen in my life.”
“I’ll take it as a compliment.” Wang Teng smiled. “Oh right. Cao Jiaojiao passed a message from Cao Hongtu. He wants me to meet him at his house tonight. Accompany me there.”
“Seriously? It’s clearly going to be a bloodbath. You should go by yourself.” An Lan was speechless.
“Know yourself and your enemy, and you can fight a hundred battles with no danger of defeat.” Wang Teng smiled. “I want to see what he has up his sleeves.”
“Alright, I’ll accompany you. Cao Hongtu is a heaven-stage martial warrior. As long as it’s a heaven-stage martial warrior, I’m not afraid.”
Seeing that An Lan was confident, Wang Teng was reassured as well.
Now, Cao Hongtu was his biggest enemy. As for the Parkers family, they wouldn’t act. At least not on the surface.
Once he got the baron title from Cao Hongtu’s hands, it would be much more difficult for the Parkers to deal with him.
Wang Teng’s eyes became darker as he thought about that.
He then transferred An Lan’s share of the money to him. It wasn’t 4.8 billion. It was rounded up to 6 billion!
Although it was peanuts when compared to 4.7 trillion, An Lan was still happy. This made Wang Teng feel that this heaven-stage martial warrior wasn’t that intimidating. But it was good for him. He was easy to fool.
An Lan took the money and went out.
“I don’t know if this is a blessing or a curse!” An Lan glanced back and sighed before leaving in a hurry.
The materials of the Thousand Armaments Vessel were not all in his hands. Now that he had enough money, he could just buy them instead of searching for them at Unique Treasure Street. This way, it would be faster, and he wouldn’t have to take unnecessary risks.
Soon, it was night. Wang Teng told Fan Taining about his whereabouts and headed to the original residence of Baron Nangong with An Lan.