Elite Mages’ Academy - Chapter 656
Yet, Martin managed to do it. The price of that recovery potion would immediately spike by several factors. The woman was correct; if the potion became commonplace, it would greatly increase survivability.
“This is an amazing feat! I need to report it to the guild as soon as possible. If there are no surprises, Martin, you’ll win the best new potion award this year!” the woman said, full of emotion before she carefully stored the bottle. She would need to personally deliver those samples so others could experiment on them.
“Ahem! If you’re going back, you should at least wait until the tournament is over.” Looking at the woman about to leave, the person in charge immediately stopped her. The one in charge was a middle-aged man, but his status was obviously lower than hers, so he remained polite and humble.
“Oh, I almost forgot that this was a tournament.” The woman slapped her forehead before saying, “But the results are quite obvious. Martin has improved on the potion, which has already exceeded the standards of the criteria, no matter what the person from Dawn Academy did…”
“I think you should at least finish looking at my potion before you make that conclusion.” Xiao Lin finally interrupted the woman’s words.
Everyone else looked at Xiao Lin in surprise, including those from Dawn Academy. In truth, when the woman said all that, everyone felt like Xiao Lin would definitely lose, and the loss would be a complete one. After all, in terms of medical studies, they were all still novices, but Martin had already started to learn how to improve a potion.
“Sure, but even so, the results won’t change.” The woman did not feel offended, because based on the rules of the tournament, she still needed to look at both complete potions before making her judgement.
Compared to Martin’s potion, Xiao Lin’s potion was a transparent red color, and it was abnormally sticky, as if it were blood. Just from the outward appearance, a lot of people revealed puzzled expressions, including that woman. All of them were a bit annoyed because they could not understand Xiao Lin’s potion.
The woman immediately casted her spell and started to a.n.a.lyze the composition of the potion, using that to infer the final results of the potion.
Martin’s gaze also shifted as he looked at Xiao Lin and the potion. He seemed to be confused as well, but he quickly regained his confidence.
“Your hard work will go to waste. The results won’t change.” Martin shook his head and told Xiao Lin.
“How will we know if I don’t try?” Xiao Lin did not deny it.
The woman needed an even longer time to a.n.a.lyze it, and after over ten minutes, she stopped her spell. Her face pale from using too much mental strength. When she looked up again, her expression was a bit strange, as if she was deep in thought. After a moment, under countless gazes, she slowly opened her mouth. “Your potion looks very similar to basic recovery potions, but… it’s strange.”
The woman’s words were ambiguous as she frowned, as if she had encountered a difficult problem, but did not have any way to provide a reasonable explanation. The committee members, including Judge Academy’s president, were all confused. They knew the woman’s position in medical studies. If even she could not see through the potion, then it was quite unbelievable.
Xiao Lin smiled before clearing his throat, slowly saying, “Let me explain it myself. It is as you said, most of the composition and effects of the potion are similar to a basic recovery potion. No, to be more precise, there is no difference.”
Those words were met with laughter. Everyone felt like Xiao Lin was admitting defeat.
Xiao Lin did not mind it as he continued, “I only added one additional effect to my recovery potion. which is that it will not produce any drug resistance effects after using it.”
Everyone’s eyes widened, as if they had heard something earth-shattering. If Martin had deeply impressed them earlier, then what Xiao Lin had done was like a grade ten earthquake!
All potions had their own drug resistance. To put it simply, it meant that the same potion could not be continuously consumed for a given amount of time. If it were consumed in large volumes, then the effects of the potion would constantly drop, and it might even lose its effects. One needed to wait for a period of time for the drug resistance to slowly clear up before the potion would continue to be effective.
That was why there was nothing on Planet Norma that could continuously replenish its strength. In the long term, all potion masters worked hard at reducing the effects of drug resistance in order to allow people to benefit from stronger potion effects in a short amount of time.
Yet, now Xiao Lin was casually saying that his potion would not cause any drug resistance. If it did not disrupt the tournament, many of them had the urge to stand up and scream at him because they felt like Xiao Lin had gone crazy!
Every potion would definitely produce some drug resistance. There had never been an exception!
Xiao Lin was calm, and after everyone digested that shocking news, he spoke again, “It’s just like you thought; it’s impossible for there to be zero drug resistance, but it’s possible to produce an opposing drug resistance, and it can only affect something like basic recovery potions. I used a fusion method to suppress the production of drug resistance, causing a state of equilibrium. Regretfully, the equilibrium is extremely close to a hundred percent, but it can never reach a hundred percent, which is why equilibrium can only be achieved if the effect of the potion itself is low enough, which will completely eliminate drug resistance.”
Most of them did not understand Xiao Lin’s words at all. Only that woman and Martin looked to be deep in thought. The woman was the first to nod as she smiled wryly, “Your theory seems sound, but it’s a very hard question to understand. It seems like we’ve been too obsessed with researching an absolute way to counter drug resistance, but your final conclusion will need a lot of research to prove.”
“Then won’t we only be able to get the result a very long time later?”
“Ah, there’s no way around it. A completely new potion would need a very long time to prove before it can be manufactured. Martin’s new potion has been talked about before, which is why I’m familiar with it…” The woman was not deliberately making things hard for Xiao Lin; it was just that it was hard for her to make a judgement.
Xiao Lin smiled. “Then it’s easy. If we want to judge if there’s any drug resistance, can’t we just let those who are present use it? With some reference to the candidates, I think the last few matches have provided us with some.”