Chapter 31: Not Jesus
Translator: Nyoi-Bo Studio Editor: Nyoi-Bo Studio
The previous medicine herbs were so common but the last two herbs, Ssanjing and guiyuan, Wang Yao had never heard of before. He checked online with his mobile phone and found that atractylodes macrocephala in Chinese medicine meant shanjing.
Shanjing means atractylodes macrocephala?” Wang Yao asked the system to make sure.
“No? Are they not the same common medicine herb?”
Thinking about it, he took out the book, Catalogue of Magic Herbs I from the package tab in the system to read. Certainly, he could find it in the book.
“Shanjing is the essence of the hill and it also the mellowest and thickest herb. It can strengthen the body.
“Guiyuan: The world’s soul and the essence of time are absorbed by it, so it can strengthen bones and consolidate the corporeity.”
Wang Yao did not have shanjing or guiyuan which meant that he could not make the regather soup.
“System, how can I get the shanjing and guiyuan herbs?”
“How do I exchange?”
Through bonus points.
“Where do I exchange them?”
In the medicine shop.
Wang Yao opened the system panel and checked each tab. He found that several panels were in gray and could not be read because of his level. The medicine shop was one of them.
“My level is not high enough?”
Riiing! Wang Yao’s phone rang as he was staring at the panels of the system.
“Mom, what’s up?”
“Your aunt is much better—she could sleep well last night. She just called to praise you.”
“It’s good that it worked!” Wang Yao said. He finally understood why the system said that the mission was finished.
Wang Yao got busy when he ended the phone call and he continued to reclaim the land that he started in yesterday. He had been busy for three days to reclaim the field successfully. The workload of these three days was so much that Wang Yao was exhausted.
Wang Yao’s phone rang again when it became dark. He took it out and he found that his aunt was calling him.
“Yao, are you busy?”
“No, are you resting up okay?”
“I am back to normal myself completely. I should thank you so much!” Zhang Xiumei said happily.
She had eaten and slept well for the past three days and her body was filled with power. The disgusting disease that had bothered her for such a long time had been done away with. She was in a good mood when the disease finally left.
“You are welcome.” Listening to the words of his aunt, Wang Yao was also very happy.
“I want to ask you one thing. Do you still have that medicine?” Zhang Xiumei asked.
“Yes. What do you want to do with it?” Wang Yao was confused.
“There is one person who also wants that medicine and she has the same disease as I did.”
“Huh?” Wang Yao did not know how to reply, but there was a hint from the system suddenly.
Mission: Good things have their own price (successive). One herbal medicine can remove disease and extend life, which is a most treasured thing. It cannot be given to others easily; you are a pharmacist, not Jesus. The prescription and herbal medicine excluded in the system should not be involved.
What was the mission?
Wang Yao was confused, but he could understand the gist of the message. It was saying that the medicine can’t be given out so easily, and it should be paid for.
“System, how much is one Anshensan herb?”
1 kilogram of gold!
What?! Wang Yao was shocked after hearing that—he thought he heard wrong. However, he confirmed it when he opened the system panel.
“1 kilogram of gold? How much is that in cash?”
260 thousand yuan.
“One herb is worth 260 thousand yuan? Are you kidding me?”
There must be a mistake somewhere! Wang Yao thought.
“Are you sure?” He asked the system.
“Yao, are you still there?” She heard some messy words and something about several thousands of yuan over the phone.
“Hold on, auntie. I have something to do. I will call you back.” Wang Yao ended the call.
He needed to calm down. The response of the system was still in his mind.
“How can that be possible? How can that be possible!”
A medicinal herb sold at that high a price—who would buy it?
“System, can I give it to the patient for free?”
Three days, one medicine. There was a simple hint.
So I have the right, but it’s very limited. I can only give out one herbal medicine every three days.
After sitting on the folding stool and keeping quiet for nearly half an hour, Wang Yao took up the phone and called his aunt.
“So Auntie, is the sick person your old friend?”
“No. I just met her when I went to Island City. She and I share the same disease and I happened to meet her the day before yesterday. She seemed to be much more serious than I was,” Zhang Xiumei said.
The person was not her old friend but rather, a friend that she met in the hospital., Zhang Xiumei had experienced the pain of that disease before, so she hoped that she could help her get rid of the pain too.
“How about her family?” Wang Yao asked.
“They should be okay. Her husband is a businessman and he has a good car. Why do you ask?” Zhang Xiumei asked curiously.
“The medicine is super expensive!” Wang Yao said after the silence.
“Expensive? How much it is?”
“260 thousand yuan for one dose of medicine!” Wang Yao said.
“What? How much?!” Zhang Xiumei was shocked; she thought she heard wrong.
“Yao, you must be kidding?”
“No. I mean it. The herb is so rare. I have tried hard to convince my master to give it to me for free. The money is just one problem; the next problem would be if my master was willing to give it up or not.” Wang Yao had to use his nonexistent master as an excuse.
“Rare?!” Zhang Xiumei was shocked when she heard that. She thought what her nephew brought to her was a common prescription—she did not know it would be so expensive.
“You can talk with her and I will talk with my master.”
“Okay. I will ask her.”
Ending the call, Wang Yao went and sat in front of the house. Looking at the blue sky with San Xian standing beside him, he was so comfortable and relaxed as the cool breeze blew through the hill.
Wang Yao was getting used to this kind of life.
When it got darker, Wang Yao packed up his things and locked the door. Then, he went down the hill to go home. After dinner, he answered a call from his aunt. The person they spoke about earlier wished to meet Wang Yao.
It is forbidden to contact the person seeking medicine.
The system spoke right as he was going to agree to it.
“Sorry. Aunt. She has to come here if she wants to seek help.”
“Huh? Can’t you come here? Her husband could take you guys to meet your master by vehicle.”
“My master doesn’t see outsiders. She has to come here if she wants the medicine, otherwise we can’t help. To be honest auntie, I really don’t want to be bothered.”
Mission: Gain the recognition of one patient within ten days.
The reward is random, and the punishment is to take away the multifunctional pot for herbs.
At that moment, the system spoke.
Shit. Could you not be so punctual! Wang Yao scolded.