The being became a large ball of steel in just a short time .
His flame began flowing like water in a silent manner and seeped into the ball .
The sphere has been compressed to the limit due to Li Qiye’s power . Numerous impurities have been removed . There wasn’t that much space left but the flame still easily infiltrated like a fish entering the ocean .
It burned the sphere, turning it red like molten metal . Nevertheless, the spherical shape remained .
“What an insane display of power…” An Eternal shuddered .
“Why do you say that, Senior?” His junior didn’t understand the implication .
This Eternal put on a serious expression: “The ships of Hidden Grotto, especially the main ones, have been tested numerous times . All were built from precious metals and cast by Eternals or even True Emperor for several years or even longer . Thus, each of them is extremely tough with perfectly refined materials . Ordinary flames can’t burn them down to molten iron . A powerful Eternal might be able to do it, but this process requires a very long time . But look, Fiercest’s flame has done it in such a short time . It wouldn’t be an exaggeration to say that one single spark from this type of flame could burn through a sect and the ground beneath in entirety . I know for a fact that very, very few people in Imperial can create a divine flame like this . ”
A different alchemist added: “The strength of his flame is one thing, but his fire mastery is incredible . In my opinion, he would make an amazing alchemist . ”
“Buzz . ” Li Qiye closed his palms and added more force to compress the sphere, further refining away the impurities .
Impure essences of a red shade began to fall, resembling a heavy rain in outer space . The drops crossed through the sky before disappearing altogether .
“Just imagine the level of weapon he could make by using this method . He can just take everything out of a mine and directly refine them into a sword, for example . It would be perfect . ” An experienced blacksmith said emotionally .
“As the adage goes - temper a hundred times to make great steel, but this is more than just that . The materials here have been refined numerous times already, now with this final step, they are very precious already even before taking form . ”
The refinement process was a magnificent and enjoyable spectacle . Only the core essences were left while the liquid impurities were pushed out . The bright red sphere became smaller and smaller .
Just imagine, the main ships were as big as continents, so the sphere was gigantic as well . Only one-third of it was left and Li Qiye wasn’t done yet .
“Isn’t this too wasteful though?” Someone felt bad about all the wasted drops disappearing in space: “Those molten metals are considered impurities…?”
Just the abandoned drops alone were viewed as priceless to many sects, given their origin . But now, Li Qiye was throwing the majority away . One could consider this to be very prodigal . Alas, all they could do was watch him throw away tons and tons of molten iron .
The expert blacksmiths were more affected than anyone else and started to feel physical discomfort . They murmured: “Just give me those drops… I can build full armaments for every single disciple in the sect . ”
Eventually, the sphere became one-tenth of its original size .
“Buzz…” The molten iron seemed to have its own life and started an automatic process to form a large palace .
After the outline was completed, he removed the flame and the molten iron began to cool .
Just like that, a palace appeared before the world . It had a holy glow with extraordinary splendor despite being quite simple . This glow was there even before any blessing and augmentation . People were in awe at this sight .
It slowly descended and eventually landed in the ruins .
“Boom!” The ground couldn’t handle its massive weight .
Nevertheless, its glow started to spread across the ruins . The mud and soil here had colorful particles embedded within them . Just like that, the dao power returned to this area .
The crowd became astonished since the ruins became lively and bright again, brimming with the dao .
“How the hell? It just turned this abandoned place into dao land . Can something be so magical?” A youth couldn’t believe it .
“This palace isn’t normal since it’s made out of incredible metals . One can even call them immortal metals after the refinements so that’s why its divinity is spreading to the ground beneath . ” An Eternal said: “These materials don’t need further augmentation and blessing since they already have enough divinity and innate power . ”
“Not many systems in our world can come up with this level of material, especially not in this great quantity . ” One blacksmith master salivated: “You can definitely create around ten of the finest weapons with them, it’s such a waste using them to make a palace . ”
Knowledgeable spectators understood the worth of the materials . They coveted them but were smart enough to not have any idea . The ten Vajras were prime examples, who would want to follow their footsteps?
“Forget that immortal stone or whatever, we just need to take that palace to be rich . ” One naive junior said .
“Shut up! You can go and die by yourself, don’t drag the sect down with you . ” His senior immediately slapped him and scolded .
The pale senior then turned towards Li Qiye, afraid of him misunderstanding .
If he were to think that the people here coveted his palace, he could kill them all with just one finger . No one wanted to even talk since provoking Fiercest was unwise and could lead to sect destruction .
That’s why the crowd could only stare at this glowing palace with bated breath .