Chapter 306: Herbs of Southern Yunnan
Translator: Nyoi-Bo Studio Editor: Nyoi-Bo Studio
No matter what, it was a good thing that a lot of people came. Some of them even came from Haiqu City and intended to buy a house up there. However, most of them just came to see the natural beauty of the mountains and lakes, as a form of relaxation and entertainment.
In any case, people would go to any place if it was special. Whenever people were off-duty and there were festivals, people would take photos where there were a few mountain flowers blooming. The scenery here was indeed quite beautiful.
It was not Saturday or Sunday yet. It was estimated that on weekends, many people would visit this place to sightsee.
In a club in Haiqu City.
“Wow, you seldom visit, Mr. Li. What brings you here, to Haiqu?”
“I have something to do.”
Li Shaoyang, whose face was somewhat pale, felt that his stomach was full of rage now, but he still could not find a place to vent. It was very difficult for him to come out to Haiqu this time. His father originally did not allow him to leave Ji City. He tried every way to persuade his father. At last, he asked his grandmother, who loved him the most, to say something to his father. His father only then let him out. He had to promise that he would not cause trouble outside.
Of course, he came here to look for Wang Yao. In fact, he was not sure if the torture he suffered in Ji City was actually caused by Wang Yao. Wang Yao was just the most likely suspect. Therefore, he came here, thinking to look for Wang Yao first and “talk” with him. If Wang Yao was the one, then…
“I’m here to ask you for help,” Li Shaoyang said while lighting a cigarette.
“Ask for my help? Say it. I’ll never refuse to help as long as I’m capable of doing it.”
“I’m looking for someone.”
“Looking for someone? Who?”
“This person is called Wang Yao. He’s in Lianshan County.” Li Shaoyang took out a photo from his pocket and gave it to the other party.
The bald, young man sitting across Li Shaoyang touched his bald head and stared at the seemingly kind face in the photo.
“Mr. Li, let me ask another question. Why are you looking for him?”
“I need to ask him about something.”
The young man did not speak. He knew the person in this photo had most probably offended the dandy in front of him.
“There are hundreds of thousands of people in a county. It’s not very easy to look for a person,” the young man said with a smile. He and the dandy knew each other mostly because of a mutual interest. They were forcibly regarded as “special” friends.
“The same rules apply.” Li Shaoyang took out a paper bag and threw it on the table.
The young man opposite him picked it up and opened it. The smile on his face became brighter and brighter.
“I’ll give you the other half after you find him.”
“No problem. I’ll handle this,” the young man replied with a smile. “You haven’t come to Haiqu in a long time, though. Why don’t I take you out to have some fun while you’re here?”
“Sure!” Li Shaoyang responded with a smile.
He was bored to death in Ji City. On the one hand, he came out to look for Wang Yao. On the other hand, he came out to distract himself.
After receiving the money, he naturally had to act quickly. Despite what he said, it was not very difficult to look for a person in a county. The network system now was developed. As long as there were acquaintances in the relevant department, with just a search, the result would be displayed on the computer. However, to find the specific address, it had to be a local person.
It is almost there. It is almost there.
Looking at the system panel in front, Wang Yao could almost be upgraded.
It was only the result which was accumulated over time. He had completed less tasks. However, the experience from treating patients and refining medicine was adding up, making it so he was extremely close to leveling his system up.
That day, Wang Yao discovered that the spring water on the hill seemed to be much more than before.
There was a pond in the array. Its surface was not large, but the water inside was always full. He thought of an ingenious idea to lead the extra spring water off from the pond. At the same time, it could be used to water the herbs. Although the spring water was not as effective as the ancient spring water, it was much better than ordinary water.
I should plant some fruits on this hill. Wang Yao looked at some places outside.
The framework and support of the Spirit Gathering battle array were not movable. He could plant a few plants on some of the idle spots, but it could not be too much.
The wild ginseng was growing quite well under the shade of a tree. To Wang Yao, the wild ginseng growing on the hill for a year would at least be better than the ones growing in the deep forests for eight or 10 years.
That afternoon, Wang Yao’s sister returned home from Southern Yunnan. Once she returned home, she went straight to the hill.
At the time, Wang Yao was considering where to plant some fruits.
Woof, woof, woof. The dog did not seem to welcome Wang Ru, even though she was a frequent visitor.
“Go away, silly dog.”
“Eh, you’re back?” Wang Yao looked in the direction of the voice. Seeing that it was his sister, he did not speak much more and continued doing his work.
“Guess what I’ve brought you.” Wang Ru took out a few boxes from her hands.
“What?” Wang Yao was startled.
“I said, guess.”
Wang Yao took over the boxes and opened them. They were actually seeds.
“You’re right. Can you guess what kind of seeds they are?” Wang Yao asked with a smile.
“Sss. This is hard to guess.”
Wang Yao held the seeds and looked at them carefully.
“This is dendrobium. This is easy to recognize. It’s lotus. This is Gastrodia Tuber. This?” Wang Yao was looking at the last type of seed. “This is wormwood.”
“Wow, you’re awesome. You actually got all of them right!” Wang Ru was stunned.
“The first few types of seeds are okay. How did you get the wormwood?”
“This one is very toxic!”
“It’s toxic?!” Wang Ru was very shocked.
“Yes, this is a medicine, you’re right about that. It has a miraculous effect on the pain caused by internal and external injuries. However, if the dosage isn’t controlled well, it’ll result in a serious toxic reaction. It may even kill people,” Wang Yao explained. “This medicine is controlled by the country. The quality of these seeds is not bad. Where did you get it from?”
Wang Yao could judge the quality of these herbal seeds using the knowledge he had mastered. He was very curious. Such good things were very difficult to obtain in this current social atmosphere and market environment, unless a considerable amount of money was spent. Was the folk custom in Southern Yunnan much simpler?
“During the cultural exchange, I asked my colleague to get them. I know that you like these. There are many unique herbs in Southern Yunnan, but I’ve already seen some here, so I didn’t bring them back. I only brought these few types back. How is it? Do you like it?”
“Thanks, Sister. I’m really quite touched,” Wang Yao replied with a smile.
He really did not expect that his sister would bring him such a special gift.
“Go ahead,” Wang Ru said.
“Plant them. I can take this opportunity to see how you plant herbs.”
“What is there to see?” Wang Yao answered with a laugh.
He chose a suitable location, dug a hole in the ground, and sprinkled the seeds into the hole. Then, he filled the soil and watered the seeds.
“That’s it?” Wang Ru was dumbfounded. “It’s that simple?”
“What are you thinking? This is planting herbs, not doing embroidery. Of course, it’s essential to take care of them in the future,” Wang Yao replied with a smile.
“Does that mean I can do it too?” Wang Ru asked.
“You?” Wang Yao was startled. “Forget it.”
Wang Ru stayed on the hill for a while. Then, the siblings went down the hill together.
After returning home, the family sat together. Wang Ru then mentioned some interesting things that happened during her trip in Southern Yunnan. Among them, she brought up the matter of saving the stranger’s life that time. She had used the Prolongation pill given to her by Wang Yao.
“Your medicine is really useful. The person looked like he was about to die, but after he took your medicine, he recovered and was back to normal in no time at all. Do you have any more pills?” Wang Ru was very excited when she mentioned this.
“My colleague who went with me wants to inquire about it, asking me where I got it from, and how much it costs.”
In order to refine the pills, Wang Yao used up the medicinal herb and the exchange points which he had accumulated. Just gauging by his current situation, he would not be able to refine this medicine again for quite a long time.
He let out a sigh.
“This medicine can’t be measured by money.”
“What do you mean?”
“If I sell this medicine for 10 million yuan each, people will probably buy it. Do you believe it?”
“What?!” His parents and sister were stunned.
Shocked, Zhang Xiuying asked, “Yao, is it true?”
“No, it’s not,” Wang Yao laughed. “However, this medicine is very precious. It should be cherished, and only used at the right time.” This was the only way he could explain it.