Chapter 36- Alchemy room
Acquiring so much wood in a single day had gone far beyond Cheng Yang’s imagination, he could tell how hard everyone worked that day.
As for what to build first, Cheng Yang couldn’t help but be tangled. First of all, the woodworking room hd to be built. Without it, Cheng Yang would always feel uncertain. Who knew how much wood they would find in Huimin Town tomorrow? If 100 cubic meters of wood couldn’t be found in Huimin Town, it could lead to big trouble.
The second building that needed to be built was the Alchemy Room. Although the role of potions weren’t necessarily larger than equipment, but for now in order to open up the channel leading to Xiangcheng City, a sufficient number of potions was needed.
As for the remaining 20 cubic meters of wood, Cheng Yang had no intention of leaving it alone. He directly used it to upgrade his residence. Being Luo Feng Village’s Lord comes with this kind of privilege. Although the effect of level 2 residence isn’t that much better, but it could improve cultivation efficiency by an additional 5%, could it not?
After making up his mind, Cheng Yang chose to build these three buildings one by one.
A moment later, the already dark Luo Feng Village suddenly bursted out bright lights inside the village, three screens appeared wrapping around three different areas.
This scene made all the people staying in Luo Feng Village shocked. For these people, almost all of them had never seen such a scene in Luo Feng Village, so naturally they didn’t know what these light screens represented. They only knew, whatever was taking place in front of them was definitely incredible.
After the light screens dispersed, several buildings appeared in its place. One of them looked a bit familiar, it was the residence Cheng Yang stayed in before.
After the residence upgrade, it underwent a huge change. First, there was a lot more area. A level 1 residence mostly covered an area of less than 20 square feet, which is mostly taken up by the five beds. Other than the bunk beds, it was no different from college dorms. Level 2 residence however can no longer be regarded as such, instead it looked more like a house. Not only did it cover an area of 40 square feet, it also had an upper floor. It was similar to a small single family home in the countryside. Previously, the building was made of brick. However, when upgraded to a level 2 residence, it changed into antique wood.
Cheng Yang was only aware of what level 2 residence looked like in the village. Even if the village were upgraded to level 3 later on, the residence couldn’t be upgraded any further. As for when level 3 residence was available, Cheng Yang was unclear.
In addition to the level 2 residence, the other two buildings were completely unfamiliar. Of course, this was only strange for others, but could be considered as very familiar to Cheng Yang, there was even a sense of kinship with it. Because in the past, he saw these buildings almost every day. Only then these buildings relationship with him was not large, but now these two buildings were completely his own.
These two antique buildings were naturally Woodworking Room and Alchemy Room.
Cheng Yang did not care what other people think, and went straight into one of the buildings with the word Alchemy written in front.
The same as when Yuan Jianze went into the Alchemy Room in Xiangcheng City, in this Alchemy room also had a person dressed in ancient clothing. But Cheng Yang was not surprised, he already knew the buildings had such people in them, but also knew that these people did not belong to this world. But there was one thing he was unable to determine, were those people really humans? Or were they just God’s manufactured building manager*? [NPC: Non-player character]
Previous life, there were many people that probed this issue, they even wanted to ascertain whether God really existed from these people, but from the results it was clear that they had failed. But the people were still able to identify a problem, that is, these people couldn’t get out of their respective building, their job was to sell the merchandise and teach the transfers the appropriate craft skills.
Learning craft skills only applied to field station, while the main city shop owner could only sell the products.
“Lord your honor, what do you need to buy?” Said the man at once, it appeared that he saw Cheng Yang’s identity.
Cheng Yang came near and said, “Bring the list of items to me. If you have the items I need, I’ll buy some.”
“I understand!” The shopkeeper say very submissively, he then took out a book from the front desk, and handed it to Cheng Yang.
Cheng Yang took a look inside, which was simply filled with columns of potion. Such as the bottle of mana potion Cheng Yang picked up, which only recovered 30 points. In this book, there are stronger type of potions, such as Mana potion (M).
Mana potion (M): Medium recovery potion, after taking have a one-time instant recovery of 30 mana, afterward will have a recovery of 8 points of mana per second for 10 seconds. This potion, even for Cheng Yang, is enough to sustain his consumption.
In addition to these two types of potions, there were also the corresponding health potions. Its effects were the same as the mana potions, except it recovered health instead of mana. There was also a difference between the two potions, during the duration of the health potion they could not be hit by the enemy, otherwise the effect would disappear.
These four potions were the only few items that could be used within this book, after all, this was just a level 1 Alchemy Room, Cheng Yang did not expect anything good to appear inside. Besides, these several potions had been able to meet Cheng Yang’s current demand.
“Give me 20 bottles of mana potion (M), and another 5 bottles of health potion (M).” Cheng Yang said soon after.
The shopkeeper said with a smile on his face, “A bottle of medium mana potion and medium health potion are 8 power values each, 25 bottles altogether cost a total 200 power values.”
Cheng Yang did not hesitate to turn over the 200 power values, then put the 25 bottles of potions away. If he wanted to save power value, small bottles of potion were more cost-effective, since each bottle only cost 2 power values. But Cheng Yang did not intend to use the small bottles, it efficiency is too low, and secondly, it’s not easy to carry.
“Boss, I want to study Herbalism, I don’t know if there is any condition required to learn.” After Cheng Yang put away the potions, he didn’t immediately leave, but instead inquired details relating to pharmacy.
The boss’s eyes lit up, a faint smile emerged on his face, he said, “To learn craft skill is very simple, but Lord, you have to be certain of your choice. You can only learn a single craft, which include a gathering skill and a production skill. Take pharmaceutical for instance, its gathering skill is picking up herbs, while the production skill is the manufacturing of various type of potions. If you select pharmacy as your craft, you won’t be able to learn any other crafts.”
Cheng Yang crisply nodded and said, “I’m certain that l want pharmacy as my craft. In this apocalypse, I could not qualify as a priest, but by learning pharmacy as my craft, I would be able to heal others. I hope the boss can fulfill my request.”
The boss’s eyes flashed a comforting look and said, “Lord, your honor, for you to have such thoughts is a blessing to the people of Luo Feng Village. Since you have such ambitions, then I grant you the opportunity to transfer. I have here three transfer reels, corresponding to different degree of difficulty, which are normal, difficult, and extremely difficult. Which is your choice? ”
After hearing what the boss said, Cheng Yang hesitated. Before he chose pharmacy as a craft, because he knew that the world’s first inaugural Alchemist had a benefit, this benefit was something he couldn’t resist getting. As for whether the other crafts had corresponding benefits, Cheng Yang didn’t want to know, and as for what those benefits were, he didn’t know. For uncertain things, Cheng Yang didn’t want to gamble, so he chose to learn pharmacy.
If he chose the normal difficulty level scroll, he was almost guaranteed to be the first alchemist to transfer around the world. Passing normal difficulty level would be indicated as ordinary occupations, and compared to difficult and extremely difficult transfer completion, the gap was too big.
However, carrying out extremely difficult transfer task was also very hard. Although he wouldn’t die during the transfer task, but once the transfer task failed, you couldn’t access the task again within three months, which meant the honor of being the first inaugural Alchemist would’ve evaded him.
In his previous life, people that were able to complete the extremely difficult task was no more than 10 people, and that was around the world, rather than a certain region or country. Thus, it could be seen how hard the extremely difficult transfer task is. After the completion of the extremely difficult transfer task, it would be considered a unique auxiliary class, offering incomparable advantages compared to ordinary auxiliary classes. Correspondingly, after the completion of the difficulty level transfer task, they would be considered a special auxiliary class. Although, it was a lot stronger than ordinary occupation, but compared with unique occupation, it was just too far away.
After an intense inner struggle, Cheng Yang decided to make a gamble, and selected extremely difficult.
The reason Cheng Yang made such a choice wasn’t due to his arrogance, or think he could be the best in the world. Instead, he made the choice very seriously.
There is a reason for this, that is all craft task difficulty was not based on the professions themselves, but according to time after the apocalypse. In other words, no matter what difficulty level was selected, the more the time passed, the higher the difficulty would be. Or it could also be that the task difficulty was related with the current average human strength.
God made such a setting, perhaps in order to encourage humans to compete for the strongest.
How was the current average human strength on Earth? There was no doubt the current average human strength was between non-transfer and low-order apprentice, with the non-transfers being the majority. In this case, Cheng Yang being in high-order apprentice was absolutely second to none. Thus, if Cheng Yang was unable to clear the extremely difficult task, then the others were even more unlikely to complete it.
Cheng Yang said, “I choose the extremely difficult level transfer task, please give me the scroll reel.”
“I really wasn’t wrong about you!” The shopkeeper said, smilingly.