Tales Of The Mighty Dragonair Chapter 96 1
The first thing Arthur did was to scan his heavenly garden, looking for any suitable herbs from there. He found some similarities between herbs he knew before and presented inside the garden.
After finding these herbs, he started to contemplate on how to use all the huge materials he had. The variety was extreme, and so he started to sort things out first.
"I need to gather the fire natured materials on one side, and the water based materials on the other side. I will use the air natured materials plus some earth based materials as supporters, but I will try to make one water based and one fire based potions mainly from these materials."
He muttered to himself, as he started to take out materials, putting them on one side each. The fire based materials included the explosive oil, the ancient demon blood and other parts powder, and over twelve ingredients he gathered from the garden, ranging from plants, flowers, leaves, roots, seeds, and fruits.
As for the water based, he used mainly the carcass of the monster where the heavenly treasure rested upon, plus the scorpion blood and more than dozen materials he gathered from the garden.
As for the earth based materials, he used mainly the ore he grinded into powder, and for the air based materials he used the blood of that flying five horned monster.
After he collected the materials, sorted them out, he started to think deeply about how to mix them up, the order, the way of dealing with the temperature, and other steps of making the potions.
This thinking session lasted for a whole day, then he was ready to test things out. He took out a small piece of ore and splashed the normal oil over it. He knew maintaining the degree of temperature was an essential step in making potions, and any mistake in it would turn things south.
That was the risk in making potions, as any simple single mistake here would ruin the whole materials, and result in an explosion. So, he decided to use a small piece of ore, and start with the normal explosive oil, not using his super oil yet.
As for the pot where he would cook the potion materials inside, he used a small piece of the ancient demon bones. That demon had a really sturdy skeleton, making it easy for him to cook the materials without any problems.
The first potion he decided to make would be the fire potions, as he started by the blood of the ancient demon, plus some grinded powder of its horns and bones. After he left these ingredients on the fire for time enough to make them liquefied, he started cutting the herbs and put them one by one, or a mix together.
He followed an ancient recipe he once did when he was a cultivator interested in potions. This recipe was, to some degree, complicated to him at that time, but now he found it quite easy to make.
He selected this recipe as it had many steps inside that he could change without affecting the final result. It was such a complicated recipe that he could change parts in it without losing the final desired result, or ruining the materials.
Just as he was experimenting, an explosion occurred, resulting in a very dense black smoke rising from the demon's bone. He waved his hand to move the smoke away from his face, while sneezing for a while.
"Ok, it seemed I had to use less explosive materials first, then end up with the explosive oil and blood," he muttered, as he felt the great acceleration of the energy inside the materials, leading to its explosion.
So, he cleaned the place, then reused the materials in an inverted order, using the herbs first, then the ancient demon parts last. Midway though, an explosion occurred.
"It seemed to be taxing using the explosive materials one after another," he murmured, " I need to spread them over the whole process then," he wasn't dejected by the failures he had so far, as he learnt from each one something.
He restarted the process, and this time the mix withstood until the very end, but when he tried to use the air based materials, an explosion occurred.
"Cough, cough, I need to use the earth materials then, not the water," he muttered with a coughing attack from the smoke. He was so close to finishing the potion, he felt it. so, he started the fourth trial after some contemplation, where he modified the original recipe again, adding the earth materials in the middle of the mix.
But when he did this, he felt the earth materials greatly suppressing the energy inside the liquid. He didn't want that result, so he ditched the mix, and tried for a fifth time, trying to use a mix of both earth and wind.
To do so, he had to make another fire, using another pot to mix the two materials. He started to experiment again, finding that using only the two materials together didn't yield the results he wanted, so he added some explosive oil, the super one he had, to the mix, resulting in a pure, very energetic fluid, the catalyst he wanted.
After reaching a formula to make this catalyst, he then returned to experiment on his main recipe. The first trials he used the catalyst at resulted in complete failure.
He kept failing until the seventh trial, where he managed to balance the use of the catalyst, using it on intervals throughout the whole process, from the start to finish.
Once he did that, a clear golden liquid appeared in front of his eyes, fluctuating with some faint redness from time to time, like a fire raging and dying at the same moment.
"Great, I had managed to concoct a really pure potion this time," he said, as he poured the content he made into ten small glass bottles he took from the clan warehouse, used previously to store wine.
He couldn't yet manage to control the amount made, as he made enough to be used ten times at least. If he wanted to use it more, he could, but he doubted the benefits would be the same.
So, he stored the ten bottles to the side, glancing at them with a sense of pride, while eating some meat to replenish his lost energy. He had wasted a day and half so far, but he learnt the right formula to make the fire potion.
This potion meant to open the meridians, and temper them, making the cultivator stronger without the need to raise his cultivation base. If he applied the same principle here, then this potion would turn a normal mage into a special one, and for him it would be able to help support his body, making it stronger, so he could sustain the usage of his buried down energy.
Resting for an hour, and thinking about the next potion to make, he tried to implement the lessons he learnt in making the fire potion, so he wouldn't have to fail a lot in making the water potion.
"I need to make the catalyst ready first, then I would try with water materials," he muttered, as he first headed to make the catalyst.
Succeeding in it once made it easier for him the second time. After finishing everything, he started to experiment with the water potion.