The Legend Of The Dragon King - Chapter 524
Fairy fungus — the king of the fungi . Legend has it that it was a rare fungus that could only grow in places where Yin and Yang intersect . It was one of the few fungi that grew underground, and once it broke through the ground's surface, it would give off an aura similar to a thousand year soul beast . With every year's worth of growth, it would increase its cultivation base by a thousand years . Once it achieved the ten thousand year level, it would then fall off on its own accord due to the overwhelming energy content .
Although the fairy fungus had no intelligence, it's nutritional content would concentrate at lightning speed as its size diminished . It was only at this stage that the fairy fungus would be considered to be a complete product .
The rarity of this fungus exceeded that of a ten thousand year soul beast, especially since the requirements of its growth was exceedingly harsh . Its nutritional content was just as shocking . It was able to balance the Yin and Yang of a person's body . Put simply, anyone who consumed the fairy fungus would have their Yin and Yang stabilized . The greatest advantage it afforded was that it would prevent a cultivation deviation . At the same time, consuming the fungus would also add a trace of fairy aura to a person . This would make it less difficult for that person to break through every bottleneck in their cultivation .
It was not just an ingredient, it was a treasure!
The fairy fungus had a brownish auburn color and resembled an umbrella submerged in the soup . Everyone's bowl had fairy fungus in it but when the soup was served, Tang Wulin's bowl that Uncle Chef personally served him obviously had a larger one compared to everybody else .
Needless to say, Tang Wulin's bowl of soup had the highest nutritional content .
"Uncle-master, I'll switch with you,"Tang Wulin said to Zhen Hua .
Zhen Hua laughed . "I appreciate the offer, but this is what your Uncle Chef gave you . I won't rob you of his good intentions . Drink up while it's hot . Not only does the fairy fungus contain high nutrient content, its flavor is also out of this world . "
It truly was out of this world .
Only a mouthful of clear soup entered his belly and Tang Wulin began feeling as graceful as a fairy as the wonderful sensation spread throughout his body . He began feeling as if his entire person had become nimbler .
"Prrrvvvtt!"Tang Wulin's face flushed scarlet . How could he pass gas during a moment like this . . .
Zhen Hua smiled . "It's alright . Your clear qi is increasing while your foul qi decreases . It's the same for everyone . I've drunk this before, so I'm not so affected by it . Eh, young lady, you've eaten fairy fungus before as well?"
He looked at Gu Yue with curious eyes . She had also taken a sip of the soup, but her body did not react the way Tang Wulin's did .
"Yeah . "Gu Yue nodded lightly .
Zhen Hua was slightly shocked . Fairy fungus was not something that could be obtained by just anyone!
Tang Wulin hastily explained on Gu Yue's behalf, "Uncle-master, Gu Yue hails from the Spirit Pagoda . She's the disciple of the Spirit Pagoda's Assistant Pagoda Master, the Heavenly Phoenix Douluo . "
Zhen Hua finally understood . "Ah, no wonder . So you're her disciple . Good, very good, haha!"
Zhen Hua had nothing against the Spirit Pagoda . As a blacksmith, it was crucial for him to be on friendly terms with various forces . However, these forces would naturally come and befriend him on their own accord . Almost every four-word battle armor that existing in this era was somehow related to this divine Craftsman .
Gu Yue nodded lightly, but she did not say anything .
The bowl of clear soup ended up in his stomach . Despite having an enormous appetite, Tang Wulin was shocked that he felt full . How strong would would the nutritional content have to be to produce an effect like this?
Gas did not only go through one specific orifice . He felt as if every single pore on his body was breathing slowly as they opened up . With every breath, his body felt lighter . Foul qi was being expelled while his clean qi increased . It was truly an amazing ingredient that increased his soul power . Even his bloodline essence increased in purity despite not increasing in soul power . After he broke through the fourth seal, he had already absorbed most of the Golden Dragon King's essence but some of it still remained in his limbs . Under the influence of the fairy fungus, the absorption was accelerated, and the remnants were assimilated into his body . In a way, he finally completed the absorption for his blood essence after he broke through the fourth seal by consuming this meal .
There was nothing more wonderful than raising one's cultivation base by eating .
Tang Wulin was bursting with anticipation as delicacies were continuously served to the table . Including the fairy fungus soup, there was a total of eight dishes . Although the dishes did not have that big of a serving, they were quite exquisite . Still, this was more than sufficient for them because each dish had been made with rare and delectable ingredients! Not only were they tasty, their energy content was also overwhelming . After the meal, Tang Wulin felt full to the brim, almost to the point of being too full . His blood essence also boiled, causing him to sweat slightly . This was the first time experiencing such a thing ever since he started binge-eating .
The simplest word to describe his current state could only be one — overnutrition .
Tang Wulin could clearly feel that he no longer had to eat anymore tonight . He only had to continuously digest the nutrients within his body .
His body was truly peculiar . No matter how much nutrients he consumed, he would feel like his appetite could not be sated, and would digest the food he ate rather quickly . However, the delicacies before him that were made from these rare and delectable ingredients would without a doubt help him build a firm foundation to aid him in his breakthrough of the fifth seal .
"It's very delicious . Thank you, Uncle Chef,"Tang Wulin looked at the chef with a respectful expression .
Then, a rare smile appeared on the chef's face . "There's no need to thank me . I've something that I'd like to talk to you about . "
The chef thought about it and replied, "Let's talk in private . Follow me . "
As he said this, he stood up and made for the inner room . Although Tang Wulin was at a loss, he hastily got up as well since he enjoyed the man's hospitality earlier .
At this moment, an urgent knock was heard on the small dining room's door .
"What's the matter?"Zhen Hua frowned slightly . It was not common for him to have visitors here .
"President, there's a problem in the lobby . Someone came to make a scene,"an urgent voice came from behind the door .
Zhen Hua was still frowning . "Come in and talk . "
The door opened, and in walked a middle-aged man . He walked quickly to Zhen Hua's side and spoke softly, "President, two people of unknown origin have shown up, a man and a teen . The older one should be a Saint Craftsman that announced his wishes of challenging us in forging . However, he won't be the one taking part in the challenge . Instead, the teen he brought with him will . The teenager looked to be fifteen or sixteen years old . "
"Oh?"Zhen Hua seemed surprised . Nothing like this had ever happened in the Blacksmith's Association's headquarters under his personal care after all these years . For someone to actually show up and challenge them, this was strange indeed .
"Alright, I'll go have a look,"as he said this, he stood up and turned to look at the chef . "Go have your talk, I'll be back in a minute . "
The chef frowned . "He must have some sort of plan if he's plan if he's bold enough to show up on your doorstep to challenge you . I'll go with you, we can talk later . "
Zhen Hua was slightly shocked . Then, he nodded . "That's fine as well . Let's go . "
Naturally, Tang Wulin and Gu Yue also followed them . The four of them got on the elevator and went down . When they arrived at the Blacksmith's Association's lobby, it was already packed .
"Mister President, you're here . "
Waves of greetings sounded . At the same time, the crowd parted to give way to Zhen Hua and the others to reach the center of the lobby . As the president, Zhen Hua had absolute influence here .
An old man and a teenager stood in the center of the lobby . The old man looked to be in his sixties or seventies . His hair was white, and his body was big and tall . His eyes had a depth to them and lacked the cloudiness that came with age .
Not only was the other person young, she was also a girl . She looked to be only fifteen or sixteen years old . She was extremely beautiful with a gentle and graceful body but her most attractive features were her palms . Her palms were as white as jade, and her fingers were especially slender . Although her palms were as large as a man's palms, they were much slenderer .
When Zhen Hua's group appeared, their opponents shifted their gaze toward them . The old man had a serious expression on his face . "divine Craftsman Zhen Hua, I take it?"
Zhen Hua smiled and nodded . "Pray tell, from whence you've come, my companion . "
The old man replied drily, "My origins aren't important . My name is Chang Gongyan . I've come here today with the hopes of challenging the younger generation of the Blacksmith's Association . I wonder if there are any exceptionally talented people here willing to have a match with my disciple?"