Chapter 1716: Acquaintances
Translator: EndlessFantasy Translation Editor: EndlessFantasy Translation
In the midst of the mountain range behind the clouds, there stood four steep mountains in the deepest area. Like four heavenly pillars, they rose straight up into the clouds.
If one paid attention to the tops of the four mountains, one could see that behind the clouds that drifted along with the wind, there was a huge island suspended in the air.
The island was shrouded with clouds, and it appeared like a fairyland.
The island had no support and was hanging in the air just like that. At first glance, it was visually impactful.
“T-That island’s actually hanging in the air just like that? My goodness! How’s this possible?” Many people gathered on a steep mountain nearby. Some of them had eyes on the island looming behind the clouds. They had a baffled expression on their faces.
In their opinion, this mountain completely defied logic.
Naturally, there were many people who remained composed as well. Some of them even chimed in sarcastically, “What a group of bumpkins! Don’t you know that a powerful Formation can be used to support an island so it can hover in the air? In any case, this is the estate of the Mystical Sky Mansion. It’s only natural they have this Formation.”
Among the crowd, Duan Ling Tian who had changed his name to Ling Tian also shifted his eyes to the island.
The island that was suspended in the sky was undoubtedly visually impactful to him. “I wonder how powerful the Formation has to be to support such a huge island? Moreover, I’m sure the number of Saint Stones needed to operate the Formation is astronomical as well.”
Duan Ling Tian had some knowledge about Formations.
Duan Ling Tian who stood among the crowd had disguised himself into a handsome young man. Dressed entirely in green, he was hugging an unadorned and ordinary-looking sword.
This sword was none other than the Jasper Celestial Sword!
Since today was the day the quasi third-rate force, Mystical Sky Mansion, was recruiting Saint Stage geniuses who were below the age of forty, Duan Ling Tian had also awoken from his closed-door cultivation and reached the Mystical Sky Mansion’s estate in a timely manner.
Usually, the Mystical Sky Mansion’s estate was not opened to the public, and it was difficult for ordinary people to enter.
However, since the Mystical Sky Mansion was going to recruit Saint Stage geniuses who were below the age of forty, the Mystical Sky Mansion’s estate would be open to the public. It was not only limited to Saint Stage geniuses below the age of forty. They could also bring their relatives and friends with them.
Naturally, although they were allowed in, it was only limited to the foothill of the Mystical Sky Mansion’s estate.
The Mystical Sky Mansion’s estate was separated into five sections. One of them was the suspended island. The first-rank high-ranking officials of the Mystical Sky Mansion were usually on top, and the cultivation environment at the top was better than the other four sections as well.
As for the other four sections, they were the four steep mountains that looked like it was supporting the heavens. A palace had been erected on each of the mountains.
The Mystical Sky Mansion were also divided into the Heaven Palace, Earth Palace, Mystical Palace, and Yellow Palace.
Every palace would compete with each other. The Saint Stage geniuses that would be recruited by the Mystical Sky Mansion this time would be eventually split among the four palaces.
The Saint Stage geniuses who would be split would then have to fight for the eligibility to enter the Saint Martial Secret Zone in each of the respective palaces they were placed in. The allocated quotas for each of the palace to enter the Saint Martial Secret Zone was the same.
“Huh?” Duan Ling Tian lifted his head all of a sudden as though he had noticed something.
With just one glance, he could see a familiar figure walking in the sky from the distant.
There were another two young men following behind this person. Based on the aura that these two young men were emanating subtly, it was obvious they were at the Saint Stage or above as well.
The person at the lead was a middle-aged man. It was none other than Liu Hong Guang, the Second Elder of the Raging Wave Mansion.
At that time, Liu Hong Guang was one of the moderators of the Rising Sky Ranking Battle that Duan Ling Tian had participated in. Moreover, he had taken care of Duan Ling Tian as well.
At that time, just like Ren Zhong, the Vice Mansion Master of Sky Hurdle Mansion, Liu Hong Guang also wanted to recruit him into his sect… In the end, Duan Ling Tian stood Liu Hong Guang and Ren Zhong up when he found out the Mystical Sky Mansion was recruiting Saint Stage geniuses below the age of forty.
Now that he met one of them again, Duan Ling Tian’s face warmed even though he had his disguise on.
‘It seems like the temptation of the Saint Martial Secret Zone is really huge, even Elder Liu brought his men here… The two men behind him should be at the Pristine Saint Stage or above. They must be below the age of forty,’ Duan Ling Tian thought to himself as his eyes landed on the two men behind Liu Hong Guang.
“It’s Elder Liu from the Raging Wave Mansion!” Liu Hong Guang’s appearance soon attracted many people’s attention.
The Raging Wave Mansion was a fourth-rate force that belonged to the Mystical Sky Mansion’s district. As the Second Elder of the Raging Wave Mansion, it was only natural that many people recognized him. Many of them even went up to greet him.
“The Raging Wave Mansion is the first fourth-rate force that came today… If I’m not mistaken, the two young men behind Elder Liu should be the most outstanding powerhouses among the young generation in the Raging Wave Mansion. They are called Liu Jian and Liu En.”
“I’ve heard of Liu Jian before. He’s Elder Liu’s nephew. Apart from having high innate talent, he could be considered as the strongest among the younger generation in the Raging Wave Mansion due to Elder Liu’s unreserved teaching.”
“Li En’s not simple as well. Although he’s only begun to rise as a promising youth, his innate talent doesn’t seem to be inferior to Liu Jian. He might not be as strong as Liu Jian now, but that’s only because he’s much younger than Liu Jian.”
“These two are the Saint Stage geniuses under the age of forty in the Raging Wave Mansion. They must be here for the Saint Martial Secret Zone of the Mystical Sky Mansion as well since they’re here with Elder Liu.”
“Of course! Even a fourth-rate force would be tempted by the Saint Martial Secret Zone.”
In the midst of the crowd’s’ discussion, people from another fourth-rate force appeared again.
This fourth-rate force was the other fourth-rated force in the Mystical Sky Mansion’s district. It was called the Tyrannic Saber Mansion.
A total of three people had come from the Tyrannic Saber Mansion. The person in the lead was a curly-bearded burly man that looked almost similar to Liu Hong Guang. However, he was almost a head taller than Liu Hong Guang.
The most distinctive about him was the broad saber behind his back. That broad saber was three-meter-long. Hanging behind him, it appeared majestic and domineering.
“Elder Liu, your Raging Wave Mansion really comes early, huh?” After the curly-bearded burly man who was carrying the three-meter-long gigantic saber showed up, he immediately looked at Liu Hong Guang and chuckled heartily. It was obvious that he and Liu Hong Guang were acquaintances.
“Elder Lin.” Upon seeing the curly-bearded burly man, Liu Hong Guang did not dare to slack and smiled in response.
“Elder Lin?” Right at this moment, somebody exclaimed in a low voice, “Could it be that he’s the Heaven Splitting Saber Lin Kuang, the Third Elder of the Tyrannic Saber Mansion?”
“It should be him. Although Elder Liu is only the Second Elder of the Raging Wave Mansion, his strength is not inferior to the Grand Elder of Raging Wave Mansion at all. I think only Elder Lin Kuang alone could make Elder Liu treat him so politely.”
“Although Lin Kuang’s only the Third Elder of the Tyrannic Saber Mansion, even the Grand and Second Elders of the Tyrannic Saber Mansion dare not go against the Heaven Splitting Saber that he wields!”
“That’s right! I’ve long heard before that the Third Elder Lin of Tyrannic Saber Mansion’s powerful and is in no way inferior to Liu Hong Guang, the Second Elder of the Raging Wave Mansion… From how Elder Liu treats him, the rumor about his strength must be true. Otherwise, Elder Liu wouldn’t have been so polite to him.”
Many people began to talk about Lin Kuang, the curly-bearded burly man.
Lin Kuang was also the Third Elder of the Tyrannic Saber Mansion.
There were two young men and one young lady behind Lin Kuang.
The two young men were okay. They both had a sturdy build, filled with masculinity just like Lin Kuang.
As for that young lady, she did not have the fragility of an ordinary woman. Instead, her body was sexy and seductive. Strangely, she also emitted a sense of masculinity. It was obvious she was like one of the boys. Most importantly, she had a wicked look. Her brows moved up and down as though they could speak.
“The Tyrannic Saber Mansion actually has three Saint Stage geniuses below the age of forty?” In the distant, Duan Ling Tian could not help but be taken aback. In fact, even the Raging Wave Mansion only had two Saint Stage geniuses below the age of forty.
Since Duan Ling Tian had arrived at the Mystical Sky Mansion some time ago, he also knew about the Tyrannic Saber Mansion. He knew that both the Tyrannic Saber Mansion and Raging Wave Mansion were the fourth-rate forces in the Mystical Sky District and were also the only two fourth-rate forces in the Mystical Sky District.
“This woman…” Soon after, Duan Ling Tian noticed there was actually a woman among the three young people from the Tyrannic Saber Mansion.
The woman’s look was at the level where she could topple an entire nation. Along with her seductive body, she attracted the attention of all the young men present on the scene the moment she showed up.
Due to the fact that the Saint Stage geniuses that the Mystical Sky Mansion was recruiting today were below forty years of age, there were many young people around. Majority of them were young men.
“What a small world!” Duan Ling Tian raised an eyebrow as his eyes looked in the distant, and he noticed another familiar figure walking in the sky with two other people. In just a blink of an eye, he had already reached where Liu Hong Guang the people of Raging Wave Mansion were.
The person leading the three men were none other than Ren Zhong, the Vice Mansion Master of Sky Hurdle Mansion.
Behind Ren Zhong were two handsome and dashing young men. Standing right there, they gave off a refreshing and revitalizing feeling.
“It’s the people from the Sky Hurdle Mansion! The person leading them is Ren Zhong, the Vice Mansion Master of Sky Hurdle Mansion!” Very quickly, someone pointed out Ren Zhong’s identity.
As time passed by, many fourth-rate forces’ people arrived. They were led by a high-ranking official from their respective forces. Usually, they would bring either two to three Saint Stage geniuses below the age of forty.
Naturally, there was also another fourth-rate force that had four 40 years old Saint Stage geniuses.
As time passed by, noon gradually arrived.
All of a sudden, somebody exclaimed, “Time’s up! The people from Mystical Sky Mansion should arrive soon as well!”
Just as his words left his mouth, the sound of sky ripping reverberated in the air before a few figures appeared in front of the crowd.