Friday, January 31, 2020

TWQQF ch 313 - Mystery Man; Father-In-Law (6)

As soon as he reported the embellished version of this incident up to the leadership of the Pillar’s Clan of Magical Swords, this place would become the territory of the Clan in no time.

That was not a wise move on the Cheng’s part.

Everybody couldn’t help but to feel sorry for the Cheng’s, they should not have made an enemy out of Pillar’s Clan of Magical Swords.

Cheng Biyuan’s face was dark. He didn’t say a word but anger was spreading like wildfire inside of him. He could barely contain himself!

Wednesday, January 29, 2020

TWQQF ch 312 - Mystery Man; Father-In-Law (5)

Her giggling caught the attention of others, all the eyes turned to look at her. Cheng Xiao Xiao sneered, “So what if the betrothal was official or not. What difference does it really make? You want to go marry someone else then go ahead. Who’s stopping you. Why do you come here and make a scene. What do you want? Don’t tell me that you are expect us to compensate you?”

“I don’t want no compensation, Cheng Xiao Xiao. I want you to get down on your knees and apologize to me!” yelled Gu Junxian as he stared at her with a deadly look.

“Sure, I’ll apologize to you. Right now….”

Resplendent Apothecary ch 84 - The Old General and His Little Foot Soldier (2)

Even though Gu Ye was still very skinny right now, she wasn’t freakishly scary like she used to be. In the past, she was just skin over bones and looked like someone who was end-stage anorexic. Anyone who ran into her at night would be frightened.

Now, on her small and pointy face was a pair of eyes that were full of spirit, her eyelashes were long and thick, like two brushes that flickers. Her normally dried and yellow skin had lightened up a lot and also has a healthy red glow to them. Whenever she smiled, her dimples were slightly visible, making her all the cuter.

Tuesday, January 28, 2020

TWQQF ch 311 - Mystery Man; Father-In-Law (4)

He understood full well that Gu Gaoyi intended for him to admit to the fact then use calling off the betrothal to shame his daughter. A burning fire of anger rose from within him. He regretted ever being friends with this man. Twice he had saved his life back in his days; he didn’t know this was the kind of person that he was. All their history were no match to his perceived gains and reputation.

“I do not remember!”

Gu Gaoyi intended to save his son from his embarrassment. He laughed coldly and said, “Since Housemaster Cheng had forgotten, all me to remind you, Housemaster Cheng. It was about ten years ago when you came visit me at my place, you broached the subject of a betrothal between the Cheng’s and the Gu’s. I wonder if Housemaster Cheng still remembers it. Or have Housemaster Cheng forgotten that intentionally?”

Monday, January 27, 2020

Resplendent Apothecary ch 83 - The Old General and His Little Foot Soldier (1)

The few days that follow were all sunny and the temperature had climbed back up a little. But the villagers of Qingshan knew that light snowying days signified an upcoming long winter and everyone busied themselves in getting ready for the winter.

Ninth Aunty and Third Grandma stayed busied for a few nights on end, helping Gu Xiao and his grandchildren completed 3 sets of blankets and a set of cotton-padded clothes for Gu Ye. All because Gu Ye had almost no clothes for winters, and the one she was wearing was so old that even a light touch would make a piece fall off. Neither her grandfather nor her brother had the hearts to make her get off the stove; they worried that her body wasn’t strong enough for the cold. As for Gu Xiao and Gu Ming’s share, those could wait.

Sunday, January 26, 2020

TWQQF ch 310 - Mystery Man; Father-In-Law (3)

“YOU, YOU, YOU….” Pointing at the man in front of him, Gu Gaoyi was so mad he could spit out blood. The last shred of senses in him told him that he was no match of this man. If he tried to take him on, that would guaranteed to be his death wish.

Gu Junxian stared viciously at the man in front of him then suddenly turned toward the left-hand corner and shouted, “Master, please ask for fairness for us!”

Under his cry, a man who had been hiding in the corner walked out slowly.

Saturday, January 25, 2020

Resplendent Apothecary ch 82 - The Master's Imagination (3)

Returning to her room, she immediately entered her dimension to clean and disinfect her tools before putting them into her sterile medical tool box. She didn’t rush to go back out but headed toward her ten or so acres of herb field, picked a few common herbs, and started preparing them according to the method taught by her master.

Preparing herbs was no small feat, it entails methods such as steaming, boiling, stir-frying, baking, roasting, sauteing, fei’ing1, etc. Many a times, the herbs needed to be processed in order to increase its efficacy, decrease its toxicity and/or side effects.

Thursday, January 23, 2020

TWQQF ch 309 - Mystery Man; Father-In-Law (2)

“Oh? What words? What is the matter?” replied Cheng Biyuan nonchalantly. The hint of qi as a martial king slightly pressuring Gu Junxian.

 He thought he was in the right. He was full of confidence when he stood up, but he didn’t expect the Cheng’s father and daughter just denied everything. Enraged, he started screaming, “Oh I see. Now that the Cheng’s standing has changed, the words they have said in the past were like fart1. There’s no credibility in your words, you are nothing but crooks!”


Resplendent Apothecary ch 81 - The Master's Imagination (2)

“I gave him anti-infective medications and some anti-biotics. That along with the herbal soup prescription from you shouldn’t be sufficient.” Gu Ye looked down and studied the prescription scribbled by sage apothecary. Chinese herbal medication is her Achilles’ tendon*. If she wanted to be successful in this world, she must put some effort in understanding the vast area of Chinese herbal medications. Mm, she already curtsied and called sage apothecary her Master, she couldn’t possibly let that opportunity go to waste. She must squeeze him for knowledge.

(*T/N: pun intended).

“Anti-infective medications? Anti-biotics? Are these all medications?” The sage apothecary had never even heard of any of them, never mind seeing them. He was too mesmerized in the Hua Tuo’s technique earlier and missed his opportunity. Well, there would be opportunities in the future, he hoped.

TWQQF ch 308 - Mystery Man; Father-In-Law (1)

Along with the voice, a silhouette same out from a corner and it was Gu Junxian!

His appearance made Gu Gaoyi flustered slightly. At that moment in time, he really wish his son had not done that. The Cheng’s were no weaklings anymore; not even he himself, Gu Gaoyi, would dare underestimate them.

Not to mention that he has yet to figure out this Elder Ying of the Cheng’s. From his aura, Gu Gaoyi pegged him as apex martial emperor at the very minimum. He was not someone that the Gu’s could afford to mess with.

Tuesday, January 21, 2020

TWQQF ch 307 - Crazy Bidding; The Cheng's Trump Cards (10) [BONUS CHAPTER]

They were completely shocked, including Zhu Xiangyu. Just like the unaffiliated, he started to question the truthfulness of it all.

All the eyes focused on the Cheng’s father and daughter, as though they were trying to find answers from their faces.

Even the old dean couldn’t help but felt surprised. With a bit of urgency, he asked, “Little BIyuan, is that true?”

Cheng Biyuan took a look at his daughter before he nodded at the old dean.

TWQQF ch 306 - Crazy Bidding; The Cheng's Trump Cards (9)

The conversation between these two perked everybody’s ears.

“Little girl, I heard that you taught the kids from my school a lesson a while ago!” said the old dean with a smile.

“That’s right!” blinked Cheng Xiao Xiao, freely admitted to what had happened. “Yes, I have them chopped woods for me for a few days. Of course, they will still have to purchase their own food. Are you here to pick on me?”

“HOHOHO….” The old dean couldn’t help but to chuckle. He has met a young woman so interesting for a while. Stroking his beard, he said, “They have been too presumptuous and could use a lesson. No, I am not here to pick on you.”

“Oh good!” Cheng Xiao Xiao broke into a smile. She was a little worry that that was the purpose of his visit.

The associate dean and the two instructors from School of Divine Condor didn’t know whether to laugh or cry from the conversation between Cheng Xiao Xiao and the dean. At the same time they were also quite surprised that the dean, who has always been a stern person, would be so chatty with this young woman.

They glanced at the young woman next to Cheng Biyuan and couldn’t help but feel a bit envious. After all, not everyone had the chance to chitchat with the dean, not even them.

“Okay, so I am not here to pick on you, but you can’t be stingy with us either. How’s that sound?” The old dean started to barter.

“Stingy?” Cheng Xiao Xiao covered her mouth and smiled at the old man. She knew what he had in mind, “Oh, Dean, how could you call me stingy. Did nobody brought you fruit? Iced team? Should I ask them to bring some over immediately?”


The dean’s smile almost froze on his face. But another look at the young woman how’s looking left and right, he couldn’t help but busted out laughing. This young woman was certainly very crafty.

All the others were speechless too. How dare she beat around the bush even with the dean!

The others who wanted to barter with her all kept their mouths shut; they didn’t want to be put on the spot.

While they were engaging on chitchatting, Old Man Ying had already finished auctioning the mystical rice as well as the mystical vegetables. Their earnings would be sizeable today.

Seeing that all the items that everyone was familiar with were gone; everybody was anxious to find out if the Cheng’s still had something up their sleeves. Everybody was hopeful!

Old Man Ying did not disappoint. He banged the gavel several times again and announced, “The last item at this public sale, 100 mystical herbs, split into 10 portions of 10 each. Starting price is 800 mystical stones!”

“Mystical herbs?? The Cheng’s have mystical herbs??”

“Oh boy! Am I hearing this correctly? The Cheng’s are auctioning mystical herbs?”

“Mystical herbs? How is that possible? We never noticed any herbs around the Cheng’s!”


Doubts, surprises, disbelief, astonishment… all sorts of ruckus started all over again!


Old Man Ying used the gavel to express his annoyance directly. Coldly, he said, “Silence! If I said we have mystical herbs, naturally we have mystical herbs. We didn’t need to let you know beforehand. If you don’t want to bid, feel free to leave. It’s the last item anyway.”


Everybody looked at each other and kept their mouths shut. Silence was restored.

However, those who were sitting down couldn’t remain calm any longer. The Cheng’s had mystical herbs! These items were way too important! They could save lives at the right time!

The most important part was that none of them were able to grow them. On this continent, with the exception of those from the Valley of Alchemist, nobody else could successfully grow any mystical herbs. So nobody was able to come into possession of any mystical herbs!

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Resplendent Apothecary ch 80 - The Master's Imagination (1)

Under the sage apothecary’s intent stare, Gu Ye started talking slowly, “Ugh… if you are referring to the technique of ‘splitting open the stomach and removing the lump’, then yes, I know a little bit of it. As for the ma fei san, I am not sure if it’s the same as Mr. Hua Tuo’s ma fei san. But at least their effect and usage are the same.”

As Gu Ye went on talking, her hands did not slow down at all. She cleaned the wounded area and sliced it open. She tightened the severed tendon with a pair of hemostatic forceps; found the best angle to apply the reattachment; tightened the suturing thread; and removed the excessive part of the tendon….

Monday, January 20, 2020

TWQQF ch 305 - Crazy Bidding; The Cheng's Trump Cards (8)

After everything was settled, Cheng Xiao Xiao handed the event back over to Old Man Ying, who continued with the auction of the race. Cheng Xiao Xiao walked back to the seat prepared for her by the servant and sat down.

“Xiao Xiao, did you run into any incidents on your trip to look for the iron-armed bear?” Cheng Biyuan wasn’t concerned about the auction and asked his daughter softly.

Cheng Xiao Xiao lifted the corners of her mouth and smiled, “Dad, I am perfectly fine right here, aren’t I? An iron-armed bear won’t be able to hurt me.”

Resplendent Apothecary ch 79 - Severed Archille's Tendon (3)

Unfortunately, since the apocalypse, there weren’t a lot of opportunities for her to utilize her skills so she turned toward apothecary and had developed many new drugs that would stimulate a person’s hidden potential in order to hold an important role in her troop. In a post-apocalyptic world, the useless ones were doomed to be left behind.

“Mister, please save my son!” Hunter Zhang’s voice was filled with sadness and desperation. He wish he was the one who was going to become a cripple. His son was only 13 years old, how could he handle such a tragical shock.

Right before the sage apothecary could explain that he would not be able to help his son, he was distracted by all of his disciple’s strange-looking tools – all sort of odd-looking scissors, small knives, forceps, needles… All of them super shiny and made from some kind of material that he had never seen before.

Sunday, January 19, 2020

TWQQF ch 304 - Crazy Bidding; The Cheng's Trump Cards (7)

Right at this moment, the woman in front of him gave him the illusion that he had finally met someone fitting his criteria.

“Okay, this was our very first public sale. And, indeed, you were not able to bid on anything. We will make an exception as this was your first time.”

As soon as she has finished saying that, all the disappointed unaffiliated perked up and shouted excitedly, “Maid Cheng, what do you have in mind?”

“Maiden Cheng, does that mean we will all have an opportunity to buy from the Cheng’s?”

“Maiden Cheng, please share your ideas, quickly!”

Saturday, January 18, 2020

Resplendent Apothecary ch 78 - Severed Archille's Tendon (2)

“Let them go!” said Wu Donggui as he watched deviously at the back of Hunter Zhang and his son on their way out. “I have never heard of leg tendons growing back once it is severed. When Zhang Lihu became a cripple after being treated by them, we will go and spread the words that his injury was treatable, but he ended up crippled under the man’s treatment. Do you think he will have any more patients after that?”

“Great idea! Husband, you are so smart! Exactly, it was the mistake of the old man that crippled him!” Having heard that, Mrs. Wu’s mood quickly improved and she laughed out loud at the thought.

Gu Ye ran home as fast as she could and ran inside the house one step before Hunter Zhang and his son. When he found the sage apothecary pacing slowly in the backyard, she ran up to him and grabbed him by his hand. There was a strange glow in her eyes and she said, “Master! We have patient! Quick! Go get ready!”