Qiang Yan still felt a bit bad about making things difficult for Leng Jin Yu but since he himself had offered to do so and since this was only delivering something that he had already gathered anyway, he still nodded in the end. “Let’s do that then. Thank you very much. I’m indebted to you.”
Leng Jin Yu smiled. “There’s no need to thank me. This is something that I should do. Actually, after the time I spent here I can’t deny that I do have some good feelings for your nephew. Even though this is only his mortal reincarnation he does make one feel close. So helping your family is also something I want to do. It’s an honor for me.” And really, if he could make up for at least a few of the things that Chun Yin had done in his past life, then it actually was he who was indebted to Qiang Yan for giving him this chance.
“Whatever it is, it is still something I’m grateful for. Alright, I won’t bother you any longer. And if this is getting too much, then just reach out to me. I can come down and help with gathering the ingredients. You don’t have to do all this by yourself and if it is getting in the way of your marriage then …”
Leng Jin Yu shook his head. “That wasn’t the problem.”
Qiang Yan nodded and the two said their farewell, each going their own way. Leng Jin Yu went to gather the last ingredients while Qiang Yan hurried back to the Temple of Medicine. He knew that they couldn’t do anything without the recipe and the ingredients but it would only be a matter of minutes or maybe hours until Leng Jin Yu would come over. Still, he couldn’t just continue to sit in his study and do nothing while he already had the information that Leng Jin Yu only had the list of the ingredients and not the real recipe. He just had to go and ask to make sure that that was enough. Then, he could also contact Bai Mu again and tell him the results.
He rushed over and this time grabbed one of the Heavenly Physicians. “I’m sorry but there’s a question I have to ask. If someone wants you to refine medicine, then what type of recipe will be needed? Will it be alright if you only have a list of ingredients?”
The physician’s eyes went wide. Was this the God of War? Why was he here? And why was he asking this insistently? Don’t tell him something bad had happened?!
Qiang Yan couldn’t help but get restless when the physician didn’t answer. “Don’t tell me that is a problem?” Well, he probably shouldn’t have expected anything else. Didn’t all the recipes include steps how something was supposed to be done? If they didn’t have that, then naturally, it would be a problem.
The Heavenly Physician finally shook himself out of his stupor and shook his head. “It’s not impossible. It’s just that the physician tending to the request needs to have a high level. Especially if the medicine that is to be refined is of a high-grade. For something of a lower grade, even a low-leveled physician should be able to refine it without having a complete recipe.”
Qiang Yan heaved a sigh of relief but couldn’t help but wonder. “And … what about medicine that originates from the human realm? Something that would be used to treat a human? Could that be regarded as high-leveled?”
The physician raised his brows. “Something for humans? It shouldn’t be. At most, that should be a mid-level medicine. Naturally, there might be exceptions. It is hard to say without the list of ingredients. The God of War wouldn’t happen to have it with him?” He couldn’t help but look at him eagerly. Even though he had been surprised at first, he was a physician with all his heart. Seeing a new recipe and even one that came from another realm was certainly something he’d love. Even if he couldn’t refine it just from the list of ingredients, he might also learn something from it. Or maybe he could find somebody who had a high enough level to refine it and stay around to have a look. That would also be something new to learn.
Qiang Yan shook his head, regretting that he couldn’t make time move faster. “No, not yet. But somebody will deliver it soon. I’ll …” He pondered for a moment and then gave a smile. “I’ll go and tell one of the guards to inform the people at the gate that they should bring that person here immediately. I’ll just wait.”
The physician nodded in a daze and watched the God of War leave. He certainly wouldn’t have expected that something like this would happen. Just who was the one that needed medicine for a mortal? Normally, the Temple of Medicine wouldn’t refine something like that. There shouldn’t be any more guests right now, should there? He had no idea and in the end, he could only return to his work, keeping an eye out for the God of War in the hope that he would be the one to take a look at the list of ingredients to appraise it.
Meanwhile, Qiang Yan went to instruct one of the guards. When the man nodded and left, he went to a corner and took out his transmission stone, imbuing his energy to contact Bai Mu again.
When Bai Mu’s apparition appeared, he didn’t look too well. “Please tell me that you had more luck than me.” He had gone to find Xiang Yong but unfortunately, the dragon didn’t have any idea where his king was. Qiu Ling had just given away the transmission stone that he normally used. He hadn’t thought of how people would reach him afterward at all.
Qiang Yan smiled. “I was indeed lucky. I might not know where Qiu Ling is but it was actually the person I know in the human realm that has the ingredients. He also has the list with the ingredients on it even though it isn’t the full recipe. I went back to the Temple of Medicine just now and asked. It seems they might still be able to refine the pill even if they only have the list. It will depend on the grade of the medicine but since this is something from the mortal realm, then they might be able to do it. We’ll have to see when we get the list. Leng Jin Yu is going to bring it over in a bit.”
Bai Mu raised his brows. Leng Jin Yu? Wasn’t that the person that had accompanied the dragon king before? Well, it seemed even though there was one mortal and three immortal realms, the world was small. Anyway, it seemed Nie Huang wouldn’t need to wait too long until she managed to acquire spirit veins. That was good. “Thank you, father. Without you, things wouldn’t have gone this well.”
Qiang Yan beamed. “It’s nothing. I’m happy that I could help. Just wait a bit longer. We’ll make sure that Nie Huang will be alright. I’ll make sure that the two of you won’t have to separate like your mother and I had.”
Bai Mu nodded. He didn’t say anything more but in his heart, he swore that if he ever managed to find out what had become of his mother in the last years, then he would let her know what he had found out about his father and he would also give them the opportunity to meet each other again. This man, he deserved this chance.