Chapter 16: Strange Weather at the Demon Artifact Pavilion

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Today is the third day of Luo Wusheng’s closed-door artifact crafting practice.

Because Luo Wusheng, as the pavilion master, has sealed off the fourth floor of the Demon Artifact Pavilion, outsiders have no idea what is going on inside.

Hu Dingtian paces back and forth on the empty third floor, which has been completely emptied out by Luo Wusheng.

Compared to three days ago, he looks like a different person.

He has changed into a clean blue shirt and looks presentable, although he still appears a bit emaciated and weak, at least compared to three days ago he looks like a normal person.

Similarly, over the past three days, the Demon Artifact Pavilion has undergone a radical transformation.

With the spirit stones that Luo Wusheng gave as funding, the pavilion has paid off all its debts, and the building has been renovated. At least on the outside, it looks like a shop that sells magic artifacts.

The attic has also been thoroughly cleaned by Hu Dingtian and the other three remaining workers, and it looks quite presentable.

It is worth mentioning that the four workers, including Hu Dingtian, have terminated their contracts with the fireworks shop where they used to work.

However, since Luo Wusheng has not yet emerged from his closed-door practice, they do not dare to go to those good places for some dual cultivation with the remaining money. Instead, they have been staying in the fireworks shop these past few nights.

Three of the officers, including Hu Dingtian, have found employment in several barely acceptable shops, but one of them has signed a short-term contract with the previous owner of the shop where they used to work, because a rich woman took a fancy to him and insisted on having him as her dao companion.

“So, Lao Wang, what is it about you that these wealthy women find attractive? Why doesn’t any rich girl want me? I’m quite handsome, not worse than you, right?” Behind Hu Dingtian, the three officers sit in a row, with one of them wearing a smirk and teasing the serious-looking man in the middle.

Aside from the man in the middle, the other two also appear thin and weak.

“Oh, come on. You call yourself handsome? If you didn’t always say such nasty things, and were as honest-looking as Lao Wang, you might have a chance.” The youth on the other side said disdainfully.

“Xu Yuchun, did I offend you? And what business is it of yours when I’m asking Lao Wang a question?” The smirking man snarled at the youth, trying to provoke him.

“Lao Wang, is he really honest-looking? He’s more like a closed-mouthed clam. He doesn’t say anything, but he’s thinking far more than me!” The smirking man continued, trying to get a rise out of the others.

The man in the middle obviously raised his thick eyebrows, as if he wanted to argue about something, but in the end he gave up.

He didn’t say anything, but Hu Dingtian, who had been pacing back and forth all the while, couldn’t take it anymore.

“Can you guys stop arguing, please?” Hu Dingtian glared at the three officers.

These three men were the remaining workers at the Demon Artifact Pavilion.

Boom!

At this moment, a sudden thunderclap rang out.

“These past few days, the weather has been getting stranger. It keeps thundering without any rain. If someone didn’t know better, they’d think some powerful figure was crossing a tribulation,” muttered Li Jianren.

“But it’s just the season. We’ve gone through weather like this before,” quipped Xu Yuchun.

However, Hu Dingtian couldn’t shake the feeling that something was off, while Lao Wang also had a pensive expression.

…………

Fourth floor of the Demon Artifact Pavilion.

Various types of jade and gemstones in Luo Wusheng’s hand gradually melted and mixed together.

“Hmm, Nine Revolutions Immortal Jade combined with Blazing Sun Stone… then finally cooled with Frozen Spirit Crystal…”

“Next, let’s try to infuse the ‘Deathless Lifeless’ intent of my Unborn Finger…”

The liquid that was once flowing quietly in Luo Wusheng’s hand suddenly boiled up, its color turning dull in an instant and finally turning into a stagnant pool.

“Failed again?”

Luo Wusheng furrowed his brows and let out a sigh.

It wasn’t that simple after all, was it?

Shaking off the rising discouragement in his heart, he forced himself to focus and took out another set of materials from his storage bag.

Each of these strange stones was worth a fortune. Ordinary artifact refiners wouldn’t dare use such materials for fear of damaging their original value.

But Luo Wusheng didn’t care.

There are plenty of these strange stones in his storage bag.

“But I can’t keep failing… I think I’ve found the reason. My Unborn Finger is much more dominant than I thought, and even if I continuously improve the quality of the materials I use, it’s difficult to bear the [intent] within it.”

“Do I need to further improve the quality of the materials I use…”

Luo Wusheng hesitated.

The quality of the materials he was currently using was already quite high. If he improved it further, it would reach a level that even he would find costly.

After gritting his teeth, he replaced one of the materials.

(I have a total of ten Frozen Immortal Crystals. Taking one to experiment with errors is still acceptable…)

So, he began a new round of attempts.

After a long time, another dead water puddle fell to the ground.

But this time, a glimmer appeared in Luo Wusheng’s eyes.

“It’s feasible! As long as I replace all the materials with this grade, I can achieve the same effect with the Unborn Finger!”

“Although this method can only be used by me… I have to succeed once before considering making any more improvements!”

He waved his hand again, and one after another, the strange stones with terrifying fluctuations fell in front of him.

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