Chapter 9 — Yun Manor’s Head Madam
On Shenzhou Continent, the possibility of an Apothecarist appearing was one in a minimum of ten thousand, and amongst a thousand Apothecares, only with the aid of luck would one become an Alchemist.
Furthermore, Alchemists were tiered; producing a second tier pill would require an Alchemist to be on at least the second tier.
Don’t mention Zhou Dynasty—even in Shenzhou Continent as a whole, there were probably less than a thousand Alchemists in existence.
Think: To have a country as large as Zhou Dynasty, with an understated population of tens of millions, plus the other two leading countries and not to mention the smaller neighboring countries, and yet the combined total of Alchemists could not exceed a thousand.
It went without saying how valuable a Tier II Elemental Wind Pill was.
When Yun Wu heard Yun Qing Er’s accusation, her eyebrows furrowed. She ate Yun Qing Er’s Tier II Elemental Wind Pill?
The previous Yun Wu was weak and feeble; just walking out of the door would drain all of her energy and send her wheezing, so how could she possibly have possessed the ability to run to Yun Qing Er’s courtyard? Moreover, to steal a pill?
This—wasn’t this obviously pouring shit on her head1?
Nonetheless, Yun Qing Er was bent on clinging to her own suspicions, firmly believing her pill had been stolen and consumed by Yun Wu and thus didn’t give Yun Wu a chance to refute. Yun Qing Er felt like the anger swirling inside her could turn the sky upside down.
She no longer held back any strength as yellow battle spirit began to whirl about. Her whip whistled, determined to claim Yun Wu’s life.
Pah, pah! Yun Qing Er’s weapon took after a serpent; extremely fast and exceeding ruthless as it lunged at Yun Wu. Yun Wu leaped and nimbly dodged the attack. For a short while, Yun Wu couldn’t get near Yun Qing Er’s body at all; more bloodstains accumulated on her own body instead.
Yun Wu’s predicament once again reminded her that she was much too weak. Her killing abilities still had room for improvement because medicine was her primary focus, but even if she reached the peak of perfection on assassination, she still wouldn’t be able to take on the strength of Shenzhou Continent’s martial arts.
Actually, Yun Qing Er was also a little stunned. The attacks she had released were all full-force attacks, yet to her surprise, the former good-for-nothing was able to dodge again and again. The thought of Yun Wu consuming her Tier II Elemental Wind Pill to reach that speed instantly replaced her astonishment with sinister rage.
“Slut, you dare to hide… See if I don’t beat you to death!”
Her whip, enveloped in battle spirit and imbued with vicious strength, flew towards Yun Wu again. On the ground, a train of welts surfaced. Yun Wu knew if she let things continue like this, she would suffer. Immediately, she turned tail and fled in the direction of Yun Manor.
Yun Qing Er’s eyes were red with anger. How could she let Yun Wu escape? She waved her whip and gave chase.
General Yun Lengyi was stationed at the border all year round. Thus, Yun Manor’s matters, both big and small, were overseen by Old Master Yun. Since he disliked having to manage the manor’s trivial happenings, he put Yun Lengyi’s main wife in charge of the manor and retreated into secluded meditation and more or less so vanished.
Yun Manor, presence chamber 2.
Head Madam Liu Qingyue was talking to Housekeeper Wu Gang when suddenly, they heard a commotion outside. Their expressions changed. Wu Gang hastily took the small wooden box that was sitting on the table and carefully stored it away.
“What’s happening outside?” Liu Qingyue asked, frowning.
A guard hurriedly arrived at the door and reported, “Answering Head Madam; it’s Sixth Miss and Ninth, Ninth Miss. They are fighting in the garden.” Rather than call it a fight, ‘pursuit’ was a more suitable term.
The Ninth Miss was originally declared dead, but from the way things looked now, she was not only still alive but also brimming with energy as she dodged the Sixth Miss’s persistent attacks.
Wasn’t the Ninth Miss supposed to be a sickly good-for-nothing? How strange.
“The Ninth Miss? Are you sure you weren’t mistaken?” Wu Gang’s voice carried with it an odd lilt.
“Answering Housekeeper Wu; this subordinate definitely was not mistaken, it is indeed Ninth Miss and Sixth Miss who are fighting.” The guard answered assuredly.
A strange look came across Wu Gang’s square face. He subconsciously turned his head to look at Liu Qingyue. Her eyebrows were scrunched together, but she quickly regained her usual calmness.
“Let us go and see what’s going on.” With that, she rose from her seat and slowly walked to the chamber entrance.
“Yes, Head Madam.” Wu Gang resumed his solemn look and respectfully followed.
Yun Manor, garden.
The other Madams and Misses caught wind of the commotion and arrived with some maidservants, followed by Liu Qingyue and Wu Gang. When they noticed Yun Wu in the process of agilely dodging Yun Qing Er’s whip, astonishment appeared on their faces while Liu Qingyue and Wu Gang’s expressions immediately changed.
“What do the two of you think you’re doing?” A dark voice thundered. Liu Qingyue angrily waved her hand, signaling the guards to go intervene, but they neared only to be forcibly flung away. Everyone present could sense the force behind that whip attack—it was the strength of a Rank Two, early stage Practitioner.
Wasn’t the Sixth Miss at the late stage of Rank One? When did she have a breakthrough? Liu Qingyue’s eyes narrowed slightly. She inclined her head to one side and looked at Fifth Madam Liu Qinshui; Yun Qing Er’s mother and Liu Qingyue’s younger cousin.
Liu Qinshui wore an expression of delight, but she felt Liu Qingyue’s gaze and quickly restrained herself. Liu Qinshui said weakly, “Elder cousin, this is also my first time learning of Yun Qing Er’s breakthrough.” With so many women in the manor, scheming was an inevitable affair.
Liu Qingyue withdrew her gaze and turned her head to give Housekeeper Wu Gang a look.
VIN: Yun Wu’s personality starts to show a bit during this whole affair. Liu Qingyue in the picture~ All of this is based on my imagination.