Chapter 1480: Same Source
Chapter 1480: Same Source Translator: CKtalon Editor: CKtalon
Upon hearing what Bai Yueyin had to say, Yi Yun was somewhat surprised. He never expected Bai Yueyin to immediately offer him half the Divine Stalactite Marrow in the pool. It was something of immense worth.
Of course, this was predicated on the fact that the poison could be purged. If not, ignoring the question of him getting his Divine Stalactite Marrow reward, just the fact that Bai Yueyin would be unable to recover would spell his doom once the unknown existence launched another attack.
At that moment, Yi Yun had completely submerged himself in the divine pool. He powered the Azure Wood Divine Tree as its branches spread across the liquid like an octopus. The Azure Wood Divine Tree contained boundless vitality, and the contaminant of the divine pool was World Decay Poison, the decaying fumes of a Great World. They were antithesis to each other.
Since Yi Yun first obtained the Azure Wood Divine Tree, including the time under the River of Forgetfulness water’s influence, about two hundred years had passed. Back when the Azure Wood Great World was on its last legs, it still had a vibrant vitality. Its massive root network had even bound the bronze giant.
The Azure Wood Divine Tree slowly cleansed the Divine Stalactite Marrow by absorbing the World Decay Poison in it bit by bit. However, as the World Decay Poison refined by the mysterious enemy was extremely powerful, the process was slow.
At this speed, it would be difficult to cleanse the pool fully without at least seven or eight days. Bai Yueyin clearly sensed this fact. It was simply too slow. She was in urgent need of recuperation.
But Yi Yun did not panic as he shook his hand, producing a black flame wisp. It was none other than the Heretical God Fire Seed.
In the divine alchemist’s notes, there were records on the World Decay Poison that naturally included the refinement methods. As for the Heretical God Fire Seed, it was able to burn through everything. Yi Yun had relied on the Heretical God Fire Seed to protect himself when he entered the poison pool.
Yi Yun waved his hand as the Heretical God Fire Seed spread out, wrapping around a blob of Divine Stalactite Marrow as it slowly refined away.
With sizzling sounds, large amounts of World Decay Poison was burnt to ashes by the Heretical God Fire Seed but the Divine Stalactite Marrow was not affected at all.
The divine alchemist’s notes mentioned that the Divine Stalactite Marrow could not be refined into medicine and could only be consumed directly or be used as a bath. The reason was that fire could burn away the medicinal effects in the Divine Stalactite Marrow.
Bai Yueyin naturally knew this point. So when she saw Yi Yun use such a method to refine away the poison, she believed that he would destroy copious amounts of Divine Stalactite Marrow. However, she never expected Yi Yun’s control of the Heretical God Fire Seed to be so precise, like it was part of him. The fire seemed to possess a will of its own as it precisely enveloped the Divine Stalactite Marrow’s surroundings, and burned away the poisonous elements within without damaging the Divine Stalactite Marrow in any way.
With the passage of time, the color of this blob of Divine Stalactite Marrow slowly turned lighter as it returned to its pure milky-white color.
This punk was also an alchemist?
Bai Yueyin was slightly shocked. Only an alchemist was capable of such a feat. She never imagined that Yi Yun possessed this kind of strength, power that went far beyond his age, and was adept at the medical refinement at such a young age.
Now that the Heretical God Fire was in play, it worked simultaneously with the Azure Wood Divine Tree, greatly increasing the speed. However, he still needed about four to five days to completely refine away the poison in the pool of Divine Stalactite Marrow.
This was still a little too long.
At that moment, a green urn flew out from inside Yi Yun’s body. The moment it appeared, it released a sinister aura.
The urn was the urn of ashes that Yi Yun previously obtained. Those ashes were the remains of an ancient mighty figure.
The moment the urn appeared, it began vibrating intensely. Yi Yun could sense that Poison Demon within was extremely excited. It could not wait to be released.
“Master, I can sense that this poison will a great supplement for me!” Poison Demon had been in slumber, but when it was summoned by Yi Yun he sensed the World Decay Poison in the Divine Stalactite Marrow pool. It kept clamoring in Yi Yun’s mind as its eyes flashed green light. It was exactly what one imagined a ravenous ghost that had been starving for days would look like when it suddenly saw a feast in front of it.
Yi Yun opened the urn as Poison Demon yelled. It transformed into a green stream of light and plunged into the Divine Stalactite Marrow pool!
Poison Demon was a manifestation of poison to begin with. Since it was poison itself, it was invulnerable to poison. It did not care if the poison was World Decay Poison, it sucked on the Divine Stalactite Marrow, drawing away the poisonous elements from within.
Large amounts of World Decay Poison settled inside Poison Demon’s body but he was not damaged by it in any way. Instead, the World Decay Poison nourished Poison Demon, making it turn stronger.
As Poison Demon’s strength increased, its speed at sucking on the World Decay Poison increased.
At that speed, with the three-prong approach of the Heretical God Fire, Azure Wood Divine Tree, and Poison Demon, it would take at most two days to fully cleanse the pool of Divine Stalactite Marrow.
And in fact, Bai Yueyin could even begin cultivating once a portion of the divine pool was cleansed. It would not set her back too much.
Bai Yueyin was alarmed when she saw the poisonous pool cleansed at such a discernible rate. This Yi Yun had way too many tricks up his sleeve!
The average Supremacy would probably avoid a pool of World Decay Poison. Even a powerhouse adept in medicine would probably be helpless in such a situation; yet, Yi Yun was using three methods to purge the poison. Most impressive of all, he was using all three simultaneously. The Azure Wood Divine Tree and Poison Demon were independent, with no need for Yi Yun to split his focus.
Bai Yueyin’s eyes could not help but land on Yi Yun. At that moment, he was enveloped in the Azure Wood Divine Tree’s green halo, his black hair flailing. A spherical blob of Divine Stalactite Marrow floated in front of him as it was being burned by the Heretical God Fire. The green Poison Demon was flying around, circling Yi Yun.
It was puzzling how this young man had developed so far. In the tens of millions of years of the divine empire that Bai Yueyin established, never once had such a freak been produced in the extensive Seven Desolates continents.
Slowly, Poison Demon’s speed at purging the poison exceeded the speed of Yi Yun’s Heretical God Fire. It was even getting faster.
This was not something that only surprised Bai Yueyin. As owner of Poison Demon, Yi Yun was equally alarmed. He found that the World Decay Poison seemed to share the same source as Poison Demon, and it was for this very reason that it was so easy for Poison Demon to devour the World Decay Poison and see his strength increase so rapidly.
“Could it be…”
A brilliant thought suddenly flashed in Yi Yun’s mind. Poison Demon was born out of the ashes in the green urn. The ashes belonged to an ancient mighty figure who was poisoned to death. After his body was burnt, the poison remained in his ashes.
As for the Poison Demon that Yi Yun subdued, it was born from the poisonous elements in the ashes.
Yi Yun could not help but connect the dots. Perhaps hundreds of millions of years ago, the mighty figure that died was killed by that mysterious person. And this was why Poison Demon shared the same source as the World Decay Poison in the Divine Stalactite Marrow pool!
This revelation made Yi Yun’s expression turn serious.