Chapter 22: Moon Empress
Translator: Atlas Studios Editor: Atlas Studios
“Three portions of Hyssop Sprouts, one portion of Deep Sea Ebony, and one portion of Platinum Beast’s essence blood.”
A woman dressed in moonlight-colored long robes swayed a crystal bottle in her hand while giving instructions with her pleasant voice.
An emerald-colored bird with four feathers, which were like vines and leaves, was flying around. It was using its beak to accurately take the portions and put them in the crystal bottle.
Not far away from the woman in the moonlight robes were a man and a woman. The man had a dignified look, while the woman looked heroic.
The two of them were using their spirit qi to conceal their presence as they were afraid they might disturb the woman that was adjusting the medicine concoction.
Their bodies’ spirit qi was emitting a vague, mysterious, and runic aura. It indicated that the two of them were king-class experts that had comprehended the Willpower Runes from a certain mountain, river, ocean, or sky.
However, the two king-class experts were looking at this woman with extreme respect.
The woman in the moonlight robes was using her spirit qi to vibrate the concoction. The medicinal smell was flowing out of the bottle, and the refreshing plant fragrance was like the smell of grass being split open after a rain. It truly gladdened the heart.
When the concoction was mixed with the three portions of Hyssop Sprouts that the Vine Bird brought, it emitted a fragrance as though a giant tree instantly grew out from the place where the grass had been sliced open.
The giant tree started to get surrounded by greenery, forming a primitive forest.
As the woman in the moonlight robes poured the dark red Platinum Beast’s blood inside, the fragrance suddenly exploded with intense and horrifying prowess. It felt just like ferocious beasts prowling in the depths of the primitive forest and waiting to strike at the prey.
The two king-class experts’ foreheads were covered with perspiration as they felt rather nervous due to the prowling beasts’ threatening presence.
The woman in the moonlight robes constantly injected her spiritual power into the crystal bottle. The spirit qi had stirred and fused the emerald-colored concoction and the dark red beast blood into an amber color, which was sparkling and limpid.
After stirring for around ten minutes, the woman stopped.
She picked up the Deep Sea Ebony and smelled it as though she was trying to determine the Deep Sea Ebony’s age. Subsequently, she used her spiritual power to crush the Deep Sea Ebony into dust and poured it into the amber fluid.
As soon as the Deep Sea Ebony was mixed into the amber fluid, it turned dark green.
The primitive forest that was originally prowling with beasts suddenly acted out a part of history that was over 2,000,000 years ago, as there was heavy rain that would only appear during the Carnian period.
The primitive forest was instantly flooded and turned into a deep sea. The beasts in the forest that were waiting to strike had all turned into swelling corpses.
The two king-class experts first felt their legs getting tangled by layers of water plants before their necks were also tangled. It felt like they were going to be sealed in this dark green, deep sea for eternity.
At that moment, the woman in the moonlight robes started to stir the fluid with her spirit qi. Every time she moved, it would be like a reincarnation cycle.
Those beasts in the sea that were already dead had suddenly revived, while those tangling water plants had also released their grip, turning back into the plants that lived between the reef.
Light and darkness, new life and decay... Whenever the woman moved her hands, the two polar opposites would switch.
Finally, the dark green medicinal fluid was stirred by the spiritual power and turned into an emerald green color with a sparkling luster.
At the instant the fluid turned sparkling, the suffocating deep sea, the water plants, and the beasts vanished.
There was only the sound and serenity of ‘the falling sunset when a solitary duck was flying when the limpid autumn waters were the same color as the sky’.
At that moment, the two king-class experts took a deep breath and withdrew the spirit qi protecting their bodies.
The dignified man quickly went over and asked, “Moon Empress, thank you for the hard work! I wonder if... this concoction is completed?”
The woman in the moonlight robes lifted her head and emitted an aura that was like the moon’s splendor.
“Summon your fey, Si Kong.”
The dignified middle-aged man responded by immediately summoning his fey, which was a giant tiger beast.
The woman in the moonlight robes shook her wrist, and the emerald fluid turned into a streak of fragrance. It entered the giant tiger’s body through the nostrils.
Subsequently, the giant tiger fey’s body started cracking as though it was experiencing a new life.
The woman in the moonlight robes nodded and said, “Its quality has evolved from Epic to Legend. As long as you fuse the Willpower Runes that you comprehended with the fey, it can evolve into the Fantasy Breed.”
Si Kong was overjoyed by the statement and quickly bowed. “Moon Empress, if you need my assistance in the future, just inform me! I will not cower and risk my life to complete your request!”
The woman in the moonlight robes shook her hand and said, “You don’t have to risk your life. You already helped This Empress to find a pair of dragon beast eyes. Consider this your reward.”
After hearing the Moon Empress’ reply, the dignified man quickly cupped his fist again and said, “Si Kong is willing to serve the Moon Empress with loyalty.”
At that moment, the giant tiger fey completed its evolution and quietly awakened. When it felt its changes, it let out an invigorated growl. All of a sudden, its voice was stuck in the throat. The tiger beast then lay down sullenly.
A small rabbit on the table pulled a finger-sized carrot out of a jade flower pot. Some red crystal-like sand was also pulled out.
The small rabbit looked at the sand with dislike before kicking the sand off the table and leisurely nibbling the carrot.
The Green Vine Bird that was preparing the ingredients earlier habitually and quickly picked up the red crystal sand grains on the ground and placed them back into the jade flower pot.
The giant tiger fey had stopped growling because the little rabbit had taken a casual glance at it when it had been pulling the carrot.
The Moon Empress carried the little rabbit and said to Si Kong, “The Creation Master exams have always been conducted rank by rank since it started. After each successful attempt at the promotion exams, Creation Masters will need to wait for three years before participating in the promotion exams. How can we pick out any Creation Masters with true talents like this? Si Kong, inform the Creation Master Association that if anyone passes the Creation Master exam within two hours, they can choose to bypass the three lifestyle occupations’ promotion exams and immediately attempt for the Rank 2 Creation Master exam.”
Si Kong memorized the Moon Empress’ instructions before asking, “Moon Empress, what about the promotion exam for Rank 3 Creation Master? Can they also choose to directly promote after passing the Rank 2 exam?”
“It is only allowed for promotion from Rank 1 to Rank 2.”
The Moon Empress picked up the crystal bottle again after speaking in preparation to concoct another medicinal fluid. She was hinting for them to leave.
Si Kong stored the fey, whose quality had just evolved to Legend, before bowing and quickly attending to the task requested by the Moon Empress.
At that moment, the female king-class expert that was emitting a heroic aura finally spoke. “Moon Empress, do you feel that there haven’t been enough outstanding young individuals among the federation’s Creation Masters during the past few years? Therefore, you wish to make a change?”
The Moon Empress shook her head and said, “This is merely This Empress’ personal matter. The Bamboo Monarch and the Chef Supreme have already taken in disciples. This Empress must not fall behind those two old things.”
The heroic lady was shocked by the reply. The Moon Empress is actually planning to accept a disciple. This is shocking news!
As one of the Radiance Federation’s three Rank 5 Creation Masters, becoming the Moon Empress’ disciple was the same as ascending to heaven.
However, it was unknown which city the Moon Empress’ disciple would be from. If that disciple came from Redbud City, as the Redbud City governor, she would definitely receive plenty of rewards from the Moon Empress.
“Ling Xiao, do you know that the Xia Region under your Redbud City has a new Class-1 dimensional rift?”
The heroic lady immediately replied, “Ling Xiao has already received the Redbud Guards’ report. Does Moon Empress have any instructions?”
The heroic lady felt a little suspicious. Why would an influential person like the Moon Empress mention a mere Class-1 dimensional rift?
“This Empress heard that the dimensional rifts have been unstable lately. It is probably due to the arrival of the dimensional wave. During each dimensional wave, the dimensional rifts with alien insects are always the most dangerous. Your Redbud City has the most Insect Dimensional Rifts. Send more guards to the Insect Dimensional Rifts’ entrances to prevent them from threatening the lives of the nearby citizens during the dimensional wave.”
After receiving the Moon Empress’ instructions, Ling Xiao quickly replied, “Moon Empress, you don’t have to worry. As Redbud City’s governor, as long as Ling Xiao is around, Ling Xiao shall be Redbud City’s pillar.”
The Moon Empress nodded and said to Ling Xiao, “Si Kong’s task might need a period of time before it takes effect. Why don’t you return to Redbud City and apply the new rules of the Creation Master exam for Redbud City’s Creation Master Association first?”
“Ling Xiao acknowledges the order!”
After speaking, Ling Xiao felt rather astonished in her heart. The Moon Empress had emphasized on the Creation Master exam’s problem twice. It seemed like the Moon Empress was really determined to accept a disciple.
At that moment, Lin Yuan was still riding on the Black-Winged Windfalcon and looking down at the mountains and the vast land.