Chapter 1718: Wang Fei Xuan
Translator: EndlessFantasy Translation Editor: EndlessFantasy Translation
The Vice Palace Master of Mystical Palace was an old man with a white beard. It made him looked like a divine being. At this moment, he was looking at Duan Ling Tian with a kind smile on his face.
After the pressure test earlier, it was obvious Duan Ling Tian was the most outstanding one among all the Saint Stage geniuses below the age of forty who were present today. He was certainly going to try his best to recruit talent like that to his side.
“Old Man Tian, what do you mean by that?”
The Vice Palace Master of Earth Palace felt indignant when he saw the Palace Master of Mystical Palace tried to interfere. He said in a dissatisfied tone, “Don’t forget that according to the order, it should be us, the Earth Palace, who gets to select our disciples first… As for the Mystical Palace, you can only select them after I have selected them.”
“Of course, I know that.” Not only was the Vice Palace Master of Mystical Palace, Tian Ji, not apologetic, but he also grinned when he saw the dissatisfied expression on the Vice Palace Master of Earth Palace’s face. He said, “The Earth Palace does indeed have priority when it comes to choosing the participants first. However, you may choose him, but he also has the right to refuse, doesn’t he?”
“If he rejects you, naturally, you won’t be able to choose him anymore and can only select one of the others. When it’s our turn to choose, our Mystical Palace is naturally open to him to join if he’s willing,” Tian Ji said with a smile.
When Tian Ji finished speaking, the Vice Palace Master of Earth Palace was rendered speechless. There was no way for him to refute Tian Ji’s words since it was logical.
“Haha… Tian Ji’s right!” At this time, the Vice Palace Master of Yellow Palace also spoke up. He looked at Duan Ling Tian and said with a smile, “Boy, what’s your name?”
“Ling Tian.” Duan Ling Tian did not expect his casual performance would catch the attention of the three great Palace Masters of the Mystical Sky Mansion. He also felt somewhat speechless about it. However, when faced with the question from the Vice Palace Master of the Yellow Palace, he answered with the name he had decided to use.
Ling Tian was the name he was currently using.
As for his face, it was a disguise. Although it was also handsome, it was not his original face.
Due to the ingenuity of his Disguising Secret Tactic, the others would not be able to discover that he was using a disguise.
“Ling Tian! What a great name!” The Vice Palace Master of the Yellow Palace was a middle-aged man with a medium build. He nodded as he said to Duan Ling Tian, “Ling Tian, as long as you refuse the invitation from those two palaces and join my Yellow Palace… I, Sun Lin, promise you that you won’t have to fight for a spot to enter the Saint Martial Secret Zone in three months’ time. I have the authority to represent the Yellow Palace and grant you a spot.”
The voice of the Vice Palace Master of the Yellow Palace, Sun Lin, was not loud, but due to how quiet the place was, his words were heard by everyone present on the scene. This included those people standing on the ground as well.
“The Vice Palace Master of Yellow Palace actually values this young man called Ling Tian so much that he actually promised to grant him a spot to enter the Saint Martial Secret Zone before he even joins the Mystical Sky Mansion?”
“That’s really surprising.”
“Humph! That Ling Tian. I already noticed him earlier. He was one of the two people who managed to pass the pressure test. Even that female disciple from the Tyrannic Saber Mansion began to tremble nearing the end. In the end, he was the only one who remained still from the beginning until the end as though he wasn’t affected at all. To be able to do that, his strength must be the strongest among the 37 Saint Stage geniuses below the age of forty!”
“With such strength, even if he had to compete to enter the Saint Martial Secret Zone, he’ll definitely still earn a spot. The promise from the Vice Palace Master of Yellow Palace seems pretty good initially, but in actual fact, that favor costs him nothing.”
The group of people discussed among themselves as the looked in their eyes when they looked at Duan Ling Tian changed.
This young man’s value was apparent since it made three of the Vice Palace Masters of Mystical Sky Mansion fight for him like that. He would definitely have a promising future in the Mystical Sky Mansion.
Meanwhile, the Vice Mansion Master of Sky Hurdle Mansion, Ren Zhong and the Second Elder of Raging Wave Mansion, Liu Hong Guang, looked at each other in the eyes and saw the helplessness in each other’s eye.
If Li Feng, the strongest person on the Rising Sky Ranking and the person who stood them up, was here today, he would be as well received as Ling Tian. They were extremely certain about this. It’s a pity Li Feng seemed to be disinterested in the recruiting of disciples by the Mystical Sky Mansion since he was not present.
‘Perhaps, he’s really a genius Martial Cultivator from the Upper Province of the Dao Martial Saint Land… After being in the Lower Province for a while, he probably felt bored and left.’ Both of them shared the same thought.
However, regardless if it was Ren Zhong or Liu Hong Guang, both of them would never guess that the Saint Stage genius, Ling Tian, who was surrounded by the three great Vice Palace Masters of Mystical Sky Mansion was Li Feng from back then.
Not only were the other Saint Stage geniuses shocked, but some of them were even envious seeing how they were outshined by Duan Ling Tian.
Was there anyone who did not want to be acknowledged for their worth?
Especially for people like them who entered the Saint Stage before the age of forty, it felt as though all of them were blessed with divine help.
Nevertheless, when they all gathered today, they suddenly felt very ordinary. Ling Tian’s appearance made them feel defeated. It was the first time in their lives they had felt like that.
“Humph! Sun Lin, I was wondering what you’re going to promise him… This is a promise the Earth Palace can make as well,” the Vice Palace Master of Earth Palace said as he snorted. He looked at Duan Ling Tian again and continued to say, “Ling Tian, if you’re willing to join the Earth Palace, not only will we directly give you the spot to enter the Saint Martial Secret Zone, but we’ll also provide you with the best cultivation environment. All the cultivation resources would also be yours to use unconditionally.”
“Moreover, there are several powerhouses in the Earth Palace, they can give you pointers about your cultivation. If you’re willing, I, Zhang Qing, the Vice Palace Master of the Earth Palace is willing to introduce you to the Palace Master of Earth Palace. As long as the Palace Master sees what you can do, it’s not impossible for you to become his direct disciple.” Zhang Qing, naturally, began to feel anxious when he saw how popular Duan Ling Tian was.
Zhang Qing’s promise, naturally, shocked many people. They never thought that a young man who had not even joined the Mystical Sky Mansion would be so well received.
The Tyrannic Saber Mansion’s female disciple stood at the side, her eyes did not leave Duan Ling Tian at all. Duan Ling Tian was definitely the most outstanding person at her age that she had ever seen.
In the past, no matter if it was at the Tyrannic Saber Mansion or outside, she had never seen any young Martial or Dao Cultivators below the age of forty who were as strong as she was.
In fact, before she came to the Mystical Sky Mansion, she did not think there would be anyone stronger than her, unless that Li Feng from the Rising Sky Mansion’s district was also here.
Li Feng was a sectless cultivator who appeared in the Rising Sky Mansion’s district. As soon as he appeared, he had already become the strongest person on the Rising Sky Ranking and killed the Young Mansion Master of Rising Sky Mansion, Xu Jing. Moreover, he was at the peak of the Refined Saint Stage even though he was not even forty years old!
If she had to pick someone she sincerely admired among the younger generation, she would pick Li Feng.
It should be noted she was only at the Early Refined Saint Stage, nearing the Intermediate Refined Saint Stage currently. However, after seeing Ling Tian today, she realized that she had a narrow view in the past. As it turned out, apart from Li Feng, there were other people in the Lower Province of the Dao Martial Saint Land at her age that could beat her in terms of strength and talent.
Earlier, during the pressure test, she and Ling Tian had managed to endure until the end. However, she was already at the limit at that time. In contrast, Ling Tian was still so calm as though he did not feel any pressure at all. The difference between them was apparent. At this moment, she was also feeling somewhat defeated.
Due to this reason, she was very interested in this man who was stronger than her.
As a top female cultivator, she had always been proud. Although she had a lot of suitors among the young men in the younger generation of the Tyrannic Saber Mansion, none of them caught her attention at all.
In her opinion, only a man who was stronger than she was worthy of her.
Actually, Duan Ling Tian had long discovered the gaze of the Tyrannic Saber Mansion’s female disciple, but he could only pretend that he did not notice it.
What else could he do?
Should he stare back at her, in hope that she would back down?
Obviously, this Tyrannic Saber Mansion’s female disciple was not the kind of girl who was shy. It would probably be futile even if he stared at her. Therefore, Duan Ling Tian chose to ignore her.
‘Such an interesting man… If you’re really that outstanding, I, Wang Fei Xuan wouldn’t mind taking the initiative to pursue you!’ Wang Fei Xuan was the name of that Tyrannic Saber Mansion’s female disciple.
At the same time, she was also the granddaughter of the current Mansion Master of the Tyrannic Saber.
She thought Duan Ling Tian was interesting because it was the first time Wang Fei Xuan had experienced a man her age ignoring her. It was as if her charm did not work on him at all.
It was fortunate Duan Ling Tian was unaware of Wang Fei Xuan’s thoughts. Otherwise, he would be shocked and avoid her.
Although Wang Fei Xuan was extremely attractive, as a man who already had two peerlessly beautiful fiancées and a beautiful girlfriend, he had already become immune to beauty.
In terms of beauty, no matter if it was Ke’Er, Li Fei or Feng Tian Wu, none of them would lose to Wang Fei Xuan.
Both the Vice Palace Masters of Mystical Palace, Tian Ji, and the Vice Palace Master of Yellow Palace, Sun Lin, were stunned when they heard the huge promise the Vice Palace Master of the Earth Palace, Zhang Qing had made.
Since Zhang Qing had said that, what else could they promise to lure Ling Tian over to their sides?
The things they could offer were on par with Zhang Qing at the most.
“Ling Tian, with your innate talent, I think it’s best for you to join the Heaven Palace.” Just when most people thought Duan Ling Tian would accept the invitation of the Vice Palace Master of Earth Palace, Zhang Qing. A voice sounded in a timely manner and caught everyone’s attention.
The person who spoke was none other than the Vice Palace Master of the Heaven Palace.
An uproar instantly broke out. Nobody expected that even the Vice Palace Master of the Heaven Palace had taken a liking to Ling Tian.