Published at 6th of April 2023 07:45:35 AM

Chapter 173: 173 Simplification With a Snap of a Finger!

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173 Simplification With a Snap of a Finger!

The most difficult part of learning alchemy was the control of one’s own energy. It was a world of difference from Beastmasters.

A Beastmaster only needed to bond with his Beast and the rest was up to the Beastmaster to lead the battle.

Alchemists, on the other hand, borrowed the energy of their Beasts temporarily to activate the energy to refine Beast equipment and so on.

The most challenging thing about learning alchemy was the extraction technique. It depended on the precise control of the operator.

If the Alchemist continued to improve, he would have better control over the borrowed energy.


The students were confused.

The highest level among the students was only the Upper-7 Iron level. They were still very vague about the illusory concept of energy.

“You guys might not feel it if we just talk about theory. Let’s have some practice.”

Since the group was just here to have some experience, Zhou Li wasn’t stupid enough to teach a group of laymen in detail.

“I’ll go first!” Zhang Kun stepped forward with a confident smile. He was already impatient to show off his skills.

Zhang Kun came to the furnace and followed the procedure. First, he borrowed the energy of his Beast in the Sigil to create a flame in the furnace.

The flames were not burning fiercely. They swayed in the air as if they would be extinguished at any moment.

Zhang Kun’s strength was only a little bit stronger than everyone else. He was at the Upper-8 Iron level.

“It won’t suddenly be burned out, right?”

Seeing such a small flame, everyone could not help but wipe off their cold sweat.

Zhang Kun was obviously holding on as well. He immediately placed the prepared materials into the furnace.

A ring mold and a piece of refined iron.

Refined iron was usually used for weight training and Su Bai was very familiar with it.

However, the refined iron could also be used for alchemy which piqued Su Bai’s interest.

As time passed, the refined iron gradually began to melt and adhere to the surface of the ring mold, forming a protective film.

“I can’t hold on anymore!” Zhang Kun, who was sweating profusely, collapsed to the ground.

The flame in the furnace was extinguished naturally.

“It’s not bad.” Zhou Li extracted the ring from the furnace.

“Although the overall coating is rough, your talent is outstanding for being a first-timer.” Zhou Li nodded.

“Thank you for your praise, Mr. Zhou.” Zhang Kun panted and smiled.

However, when Zhang Kun turned his gaze behind him and was about to receive Zhu Lili’s admiring gaze and Li Yan’s humble gaze, he realized that Li Yan and Zhu Lili were chatting beside Su Bai beside the other students and were laughing occasionally.

Unwilling to accept that, Zhang Kun deliberately reminded the others loudly, “Learning alchemy is very difficult. Aren’t you guys going to give it a try?”

Hearing that, Li Yan and the others noticed and exclaimed in surprise after rushing over to check.

“You actually did it!” Li Yan clicked his tongue in wonder. He turned around and asked, “Do you have any tips to share with us?”

“I’m sorry. It’s my first time after all. I’m just following my gut feeling.” said Zhang Kun.

“Zhang Kun is really awesome. He has the talent to become an alchemist!”

“I want to try it too.”

“Quick, who’s next!”

The other students were already itching to go to the furnace.

But despite their efforts, the other students were repeatedly frustrated by maintaining the flames under Zhou Li’s guidance.

The longest to hold the flame lasted half a minute, and the shortest lasted three seconds. It was still far from melting the refined iron.

“I thought it would be easy. I didn’t expect that I could only last for nineteen seconds!” the pretty boy said helplessly.

The other students’ results weren’t satisfactory either. They were even more envious of Zhang Kun’s previous performance.

“I didn’t expect that just maintaining it would be so tiring.”

“Zhang Kun, you’re really something!”

“You’re really awesome!”

Seeing the expected result, Zhang Kun smirked secretly. He turned to Zhu Lili and said eagerly, “Alchemy is hard work. Lili, you don’t have to try. ”

“I don’t plan to try it either.”

“What about you?” Zhang Kun asked as he stared at Li Yan.

Zhang Kun had laid the foundation for so long just to show off in front of Zhu Lili.

“I…” Li Yan looked at the furnace and hesitated.

Li Yan had only learned a little about alchemy in the theoretical foundation class at the academy, and he had no interest in it.

There was no doubt about Li Yan’s interest in Zhu Lili. He didn’t want to embarrass himself in front of his sweetheart, so he was in a dilemma.

“Let me have a try.” Su Bai strode to the furnace.

Li Yan heaved a sigh of relief.

“We’ll see how long you can hide.” Zhang Kun snorted coldly and didn’t care.

In front of the furnace, Su Bai looked around carefully and felt faint energy flowing back into the center of the furnace.

It was a basic furnace used for trials after all. Since it had been used many times before, it had left behind a lot of impurities.

Since it was just a trial, Su Bai didn’t mind and put the round mold and the refined iron into the furnace.

Su Bai borrowed the energy from Whitey and the flames ignited with a thought.


Your intention to engage in simple alchemy has been noticed. It is possible to improve your proficiency by simply snapping your fingers!

“By snapping my fingers?”

Su Bai was a little confused, ‘Wasn’t it inappropriate to snap my fingers when doing such rigorous work in front of a large audience? Hey System, are you serious?’

The green flames danced in the furnace, and the refined iron gradually began to melt.

“F*ck, how is he so fast?” the pretty boy had a look of disbelief on his face.

Because Su Bai had controlled it, the size of the flame was almost the same as Zhang Kun’s, but the energy contained in it was incomparable.

Therefore, one-third of the refined iron had melted in less than three seconds.


Suddenly, a crisp sound rang out.

Su Bai used his left hand to control the energy to be sent into the furnace while his right hand snapped his fingers.

The flames were like a pair of hands, gently covering the melted refined iron on the surface of the round mold. The entire process was very slow.

The students present stared at the furnace without blinking and they had an indescribable feeling.

“Su Bai had learned alchemy before?” Li Yan scratched the back of his head in disbelief.

However, the most shocked one was Zhou Li. At that moment, his eyes were fixed on the mold in the furnace.

In Zhou Li’s eyes, the changes in the process were as perfect as described in the textbook!

The two of them were completely different. Zhang Kun was rough on the outside, While Su Bai was slow, but he was gentle. The thickness of the refined iron was the same.

It was definitely not something that could be done with Su Bai’s first trial in alchemy!

The scene was very quiet. Everyone was watching the changes in the furnace with their eyes wide open.

The others didn’t even notice the abrupt sound of Su Bai’s fingers snapping.

“It’s done.”

The flame in the furnace went out. Su Bai opened it and took out the ring.

The ring’s surface was like a mirror. It was a pity that the final ending was a little lacking, resulting in flaws.

“Pity…” Su Bai sighed.

When the others heard that, their mouths twitched.

Although the others were all laymen, they knew that Su Bai’s product was definitely way better than Zhang Kun’s, yet Su Bai was still not satisfied!

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