Qin Wentian stared at the excitement in Moon's eyes and couldn't help but smile. "Seems like you are pretty confident."
Upon hearing his words, Moon's brightened up countenance dimmed again. Her head sank lower as though she had worries in her heart. She then murmured, "Sadly, I'm afraid I wouldn't be able to achieve a good result. After all, there's a limit to the number of powerful divine inscriptions I know. Although I've always been trying hard to increase the standard of my inscriptions, the difference in strength between tiers of divine inscriptions at the same level is something that's unable to be mitigated. Shen Jing and Rong Yan would definitely surpa.s.s me in this regard, they are both descendents of powerful weaponsmiths. Not only that, I don't even have good materials to forge the divine weapons."
"Can I take a look at the divine inscriptions you inscribe?" Qin Wentian inquired, causing Moon to smile as she looked at him.
She nodded, "Sure, if you wished to learn those ordinary divine inscriptions I know, I will teach them to you. But as to how much you are able to absorb, that would depend on your own comprehension. Also, as for her, is she also here to learn how to forge weapons?" Moon pointed at Qing`er as she inquired.
"She is my sister, little Qing," Qin Wentian smiled. As they spoke, they already arrived at the weapon forging hall that belonged to Moon. Although the location wasn't big, but there were still many materials here for the forging of weapons. Not only that, the temperature here was a little hot because of the narrow s.p.a.ce.
Moon flashed an apologetic smile to Qin Wentian, "I just joined the Divine Weapon Academy a year ago, so the facilities allocated to me are somewhat inferior compared to others. But seriously, that Rong Yan must have some ill-intentions; both his and Shen Jing's facilities are much better than mine, yet he still arranged for you to learn from me."
"It's fine, I prefer it to be so. If I were to learn from them, they would definitely not teach me any divine inscriptions," Qin Wentian laughed.
Upon seeing his smile, Moon laughed as well, "You look so good when you laugh, and your temperament isn't bad, I still don't understand why would you want to be an apprentice here."
As she spoke, she already prepared the materials to be forged into a divine weapon. For a fourth-ranked divine weapon, the materials used naturally couldn't be compared to those ordinary ones used for first and second-ranked divine weapons. The requirements were exceedingly strict before a material could meet the mark to be used as the base for a fourth-ranked weapon. If not, even if the divine inscription on it was exceedingly powerful, the user would surely suffer a disadvantage when he clashed against his opponents. A fourth-ranked divine weapon made from inferior materials might even break apart mid-fight.
"To refine and forge high-ranked materials, we would need the temperature of the flame to be exceedingly high. There's an unusual fire burning below ground that channels heat to all the furnaces in the academy. There's no problem even if we wished to refine fifth-ranked materials, let alone fourth-ranked ones." Moon explained. After speaking, she placed the prepared materials inside the center of the furnace and started to incinerate it. At the same time, she turned and instructed, "Could you help me to get the mold for the axe and bring it over, please?"
"Forging a great axe?" Qin Wentian laughed. Weapon forging was the same as the martial path, there are a myriad of changes within. Getting the materials, burning them down, the forging mold, engraving of divine inscriptions, sharpening the edges, etc. The higher the grade of a divine weapon, the requirement towards the materials, the composition of the mixture and divine inscriptions were all exceedingly high. There cannot be a mistake at any step or an inferior product would be created.
"You should know of this basics right? Getting the materials and melting them down is something that practice makes perfect. The most important stage in the creation of divine weapons is the moment of divine inscriptions engravement. That's the only thing that determines the weapon forger's capabilities." Moon explained, forging the weapon while chatting with Qin Wentian, guiding him on the steps of weapon forging.
Qin Wentian stared at the beads of perspiration on Moon's forehead as he smiled lightly. Shen Jing and Rong Yan's action of sending him over to Moon was actually something that made him very happy. Moon was indeed much more suitable to help him.
After a period of time, the composition of the metallic mixture was finally poured into the mold, allowing the shape of the weapon to solidify before moving the mold to the on top of the forging stone. Moon then slammed out a palm at the mold, causing it to shatter into pieces as a flaming-red axe appeared.
"It's time for the engraving of the divine inscription. Watch me and learn well." Astral light flashed as a tiny axe appeared in Moon's hands. One of her astral souls was that of a great axe, which was also a forging-type astral soul.
After that, the tiny axe chopped out, aiming for the flaming red axe and at the instant of impact, runic outlines started to appear, exuding the will of the Mandate of Axe.
Moon was exceedingly cautious when she was inscribing it, she even forgot about chatting with Qin Wentian and placed all her focus on her task. She finally completed her inscription about four hours later.
"Moon, your foundation is very solid, and your ability of engraving inscriptions is pretty strong too. If you have a good teacher, you would undoubtedly have brilliant future prospects." Qin Wentian spoke.
Moon smiled sweetly, perspiration stains could be seen all over her face. "How can it be as easy as you mentioned, all powerful weaponsmiths are all proud and arrogant, and in addition the divine weapons I forge are nothing special, it's very hard to attract their attention. I wouldn't be able to attract the attention of those at the grandmaster level even if I shouted loudly. The only chance for me is this year end examination, I hope there will be people who notice me."
"Although those at the grandmaster level might not appear, but what if there's a weaponsmith with very accurate judgement?" Qin Wentian smiled and shrugged. "Do you mind if I play around with that axe?"
"You…" Moon blinked as she turned her attention to the great axe she forged. "Middle-grade fourth-ranked divine weapon. Although it's a little inferior, but it's fine, just go ahead and do what you want to."
"Right," Qin Wentian nodded as he walked up. A heavenly hammer appeared in his hands as he smashed a blow directly onto that great axe. The sound of metal clas.h.i.+ng against metal rang out, the runic outlines of Moon's inscription was completely removed causing Moon to stand there stunned, before a look of reproach appeared in her eyes when she stared at Qin Wentian. Although it was only a middle-grade weapon, she was very poor compared to other weaponsmiths. Hence, she didn't have too much materials to even work with, how could she bear to waste those materials already used to forge this great axe?
However, she still took it in a stride. Hopefully after Qin Wentian's messing around, he would realize how difficult it was to forge a weapon.
"Ding!" Another light sound rang out as the hammer slammed onto the axe. A resplendent light flashed as a terrifying sharpness emanated out from the axe. On the surface of the axe, there was an incomparably complex and profound divine inscription etched on it.
The sight of this caused Moon to be dumbstruck. Her dainty hands covered her mouth as she stared at Qin Wentian in shock, as her brain short-circuited.
This forging method...caused her heart to pound unceasingly.
"You...you…" Moon pointed at Qin Wentian, Upon seeing the mischievous smile in Qin Wentian's eyes, she controlled her shock and pouted a little, "Since you are such an expert, why are you still here to tease me?"
"Moon, can you do me a favor?" Qin Wentian spoke.
Looking at how serious he was, Moon couldn't help but to ask in puzzlement, "You are so much stronger compared to me when it comes to forging weapons, what else could I help you with?"
"Although my attainments in divine inscriptions can be considered outstanding, my knowledge on refining materials are still somewhat lacking. Right now I require a vast quant.i.ty of divine weapons as well as a suitable place to achieve my aims. I hope you can help me." Qin Wentian spoke, causing Moon to blink before she nodded, "Okay…"
Having an opportunity to refine and forge divine weapons with such a powerful divine inscriptionist, how could Moon refuse?
"In that case, Moon, you are in charge of melting down and refining the materials while I will be the one inscribing the divine inscriptions. After this, can you help me to go out and sell them, using the proceeds to purchase even more materials as well more molds for weapon creation," Qin Wentian stated.
Moon instantly understood what Qin Wentian wanted to do. Based on his inscription speed, as long as the other steps such as the melting and refining of materials could follow his pace, he would be able to create large quant.i.ties of divine weapons. As to why he came to the academy, it was obvious that this place had the facilities he needed and could provide him with what he wanted.
"Weaponsmiths are all extremely rich, and as for those who are as high level as you, I don't even dare to think about how much wealth they would have," Moon murmured, her words causing Qin Wentian's eyes to flash as he smiled.
"Actually, it's because I'm poor that's why I need to forge divine weapons. Also, the reason as to why I require such a vast quant.i.ty of divine weapons is because there is something else from the transaction market that I want to trade for."
"In anycase, you will only be poor for a period of time. With your standard, as long as you break through to Celestial Phenomenon, there wouldn't be a problem for you to create fifth-ranked divine weapons." Moon was somewhat jealous of the young man in front of her. He was simply too outstanding. The only reason why he couldn't create fifth-ranked divine weapons should most probably because of the limitation of his cultivation base. After all for fifth-ranked divine inscriptions, they all contained the true intent of Mandates within them. If one wasn't at the Celestial Phenomenon level, there was no way for them to create it.
"Moon, your foundation is actually very solid. You will definitely also become an expert weaponsmith in the future," Qin Wentian laughed.
Moon shook her head, "How can I even be compared to you?"
"Of course you can," Qin Wentian winked at Moon, causing her eyes to go round. Looking at Qin Wentian's gaze, she was suddenly filled with nervousness and antic.i.p.ation, as her heart beat about in excitement.
"Mhm, I will prepare the materials for you," Moon blushed, she didn't dare to look at Qin Wentian directly. After which she went to prepare the materials as the two of them started to forge divine weapons in her facilities. After the weapon was created, Moon would bring out the divine weapons to transact for even more materials while borrowing the creation molds from many of her academy members.
Many were extremely bewildered, why would Moon require so many materials and creation molds? Within two days, she had already borrowed over hundreds of creation molds.
In these two days, Moon was completely fatigued. Other than acting as a runner for Qin Wentian, Qin Wentian also taught her top-tier fourth-ranked divine inscriptions and even taught her the engraving methods. So other than her helping Qin Wentian with his requirements, she would use any spare time to practice. And just like what Qin Wentian had said, Moon's foundation was really very solid. With his guidance, her improvement skyrocketed, and it wouldn't be too long from now before she would be able to create a top-tier fourth-ranked divine weapon.
Although she was very tired, Moon had never been so happy before. Now, she even had top-tier divine inscriptions, even her method of forging weapons had undergone a remarkable improvement. Naturally, Qin Wentian had also given her some extremely high quality materials that could be used to forge top-tier fourth-ranked divine weapons.
She would take a break only at night, and there would always be a smile on her face. Her hard work didn't go to waste, to think that she would be able to meet such a nice person. Although he needed her help, what Qin Wentian had given her in return far exceeded the help he needed from her. This point was naturally very clear to her, and her heart was filled with nothing but grat.i.tude for Qin Wentian.
Five days later, Moon went out to exchange for more forging materials once again. And on the way there, she met Shen Jing and Rong Yan. Little Rascal was still enjoying life, lying near Shen Jing's bosom. Rong Yan smiled when he saw Moon, "Junior sister, is the apprentice I gave you earlier obedient?"
"Mhm," Moon's eyes glowed as she nodded.
"If junior sister don't like him, you can just ask him to scram. After all, I'm not that familiar with him." Rong Yan's lips curled up in disdain. Looking at how that little cub stuck so close to Shen Jing, it was already impossible for them to return it. That little cub itself might even be reluctant to go if they told it to.
Moon coldly glanced at Rong Yan, she didn't say anything as she left directly, causing Rong Yan to be stunned. His eyes flashed with coldness when he regarded her back view, this girl actually dared to glance at him with such an att.i.tude? It seemed that she had more of a presence and self-confidence now, which even caused the radiance of her beauty to be brighter.
When Moon returned to her weapon forging pavilion, she saw that Qin Wentian was still busy forging weapons. She then stretched her hand out with a napkin in it to wipe off his face, her actions causing Qin Wentian to turn and smile at her. Moon instantly blushed as she retracted her hand. "I don't have any other intentions."
"Mhm," Qin Wentian casually laughed. And seeing that laughter sparkling in his eyes, Moon involuntarily felt ashamed of her own inferiority. Although they had only interacted with each other for five days, she could sense that Qin Wentian was an extraordinary character. If not, why would he have so many profound forging methods, and know of so many top-tier inscriptions. Given how outstanding he was, the woman he loved must also definitely be as dazzling as a phoenix.
Thinking of that, Moon worried no longer. She didn't think further, nor did she dare to think further. She merely innocently smiled and said, "Tianwen, the year end examination will be here in a few days. Can you watch me complete it before you leave?"
Qin Wentian glanced at her. Initially, he decided to leave right after tomorrow, but upon seeing such an innocent pair of eyes looking at him, he smiled and nodded, "Sure."
"Thank you." Moon appeared to be somewhat emotional as though she thought of something. She then spoke again, "When the year end examination concludes, the battle between Qin Wentian and Di s.h.i.+ will soon begin. I heard that senior brother w.a.n.g Yunfei also wished to head there to meet with and challenge Qin Wentian. Senior brother w.a.n.g is so powerful, I wonder if Qin Wentian would be able to stand up to him. Regardless of either fields, in that of combat prowess or divine inscriptions, senior brother w.a.n.g is as dazzling as the stars."