Chapter 11: Refining Pills (2)
Baishen Hall was the largest medicinal hall in Qinglong, where any herb that you could possibly want could be found and bought.
At this point of time, within Baishen Hall, a grey-haired old man was currently seated and resting with his eyes closed. Suddenly, the slight sound of footsteps came from outside the door. He opened his eyes and glanced over, his line of sight landing on a young girl who had just stepped into the pharmacy.
This young girl was extremely thin; the oversized grey clothing covering her emaciated body made a jarring picture. Her skin was very white, yet it was a shade of ivory white that was pleasing to the eye, making her memorable.
But the old man only glanced at her once, before closing his eyes again.
“Miss, may I ask what you’re looking for?”
The shopkeeper saw that there was business to be made and hurriedly greeted her, smiling as he asked.
“I guarantee that our Baishen Hall, as the largest medicinal hall in all of our country, will be able to provide any herb you might need. Even if it’s thousand-year ginseng, we’ll be able to find it for you.”
“Well, I don’t need thousand-year ginseng, help me find the herbs written on this prescription.”
Gu Ruoyun said as she handed over a prescription.
The shopkeeper scanned through the herbs on the prescription, then smiled: “Miss, these herbs are all very common. Please wait for a moment, I’ll get them for you now.”
Gu Ruoyun nodded. Her gaze wandered over the whole pharmacy before pausing on the resting elder, and a dim light flashed through her clear pupils.
This old man’s strength was more than average, he was a martial king at the very least. This kind of power could be counted as one of the top ranked in Qinglong, why would he be acting as an in-house physician for Baishen Hall?
It seems like Baishen Hall’s background is much more powerful than she had imagined…
“Hey, what kind of medicine is your Baishen Hall selling? You told me that this medicine could heal the scar on my neck, so why aren’t there any results yet?”
In front of the counter, a girl dressed in silk finery slammed the table fiercely. She looked very beautiful; with creamy skin, crescent eyebrows, and bright eyes shining like moonlight in dark night. Yet she was currently huffing out flames of anger.
On the girl’s neck, which was as fair as snow, a clear scar spoiled the original aesthetic, leaving one blemish to mar that otherwise perfect beauty.
“Miss, you’ve only used the medicine for one day, how could there be any results?”
The shopkeeper looked helpless, but his expression lacked fear. He only tried to persuade her earnestly: “If you continue to use it for half a month, you’ll definitely regain the original colour of your skin.”
“This lady doesn’t care!” The finely dressed girl squared her shoulders and threw back her head, snorting dismissively: “Don’t you know who this lady is? The highest-ranking imperial concubine in the palace is this lady’s aunt! If you annoy this lady, this lady will let this lady’s aunt set down an order to kick your Baishen Hall out of Qinglong!”
Gu Ruoyun startled a little, this woman was most likely one of the Ling family. No wonder she was such an arrogant and overbearing boobs-for-brains!
Baishen Hall held power not just in Qinglong, they also enjoyed a high status even in other countries. Yet she dared to mention chasing them out of Qinglong. Not even the imperial concubine herself would have had the guts to do so.
However, Ling Yu did not think much of it. From her perspective, Baishen Hall was only one business. No matter how much power they had, how could they be stronger than imperial power?
“Such daring for a little miss.”
The resting elder finally opened his eyes. Upon hearing his voice, the shopkeeper unconsciously let out a sigh of relief, respectfully saying: “Elder Yu, this matter…”