Chapter 1729: Twenty Days?
Translator: EndlessFantasy Translation Editor: EndlessFantasy Translation
When the one-armed old man saw Duan Ling Tian coming out, he thought his eyesight had gone bad. When he returned to his senses, he only realized his eyesight did not go bad. Instead, this little fellow who had entered the Spirit Pool twenty days ago had indeed come out.
Faced with Duan Ling Tian’s question, the old man was not in a hurry to respond to him. Instead, he entered the Spirit Pool.
When he saw the empty Spirit Pool, the corner of his mouth could not help but twitch even though he had lived for almost 200 years and had seen much of the world.
“Senior, you’re…” When Duan Ling Tian saw the old man did not respond to him but had entered the Spirit Pool instead, he was baffled. When he saw the old man come out from the Spirit Pool, he had curiosity written all over his face.
“How did you do it?” The old man who had just walked out from the Spirit Pool looked at Duan Ling Tian as though he had seen a ghost.
“Is there anything wrong?” When Duan Ling Tian saw the old man’s greatly alarmed expression, he was puzzled. Why did he not notice this aspect of this senior before?
“I’ve guarded the Heaven Palace’s Spirit Pool for many years, and the fastest time a person had taken to come out after entering is one and a half month… Most people needed two months, but you only spent twenty days in there before you came out of the Spirit Pool. How did you do it?” When the old man reached the end of his sentence, he stared at Duan Ling Tian with a burning gaze as though he was trying to see through Duan Ling Tian.
“Twenty days?” Duan Ling Tian did not expect to have stayed in the Spirit Pool for twenty days. However, based on the old man’s words, some people would spend one and a half month inside at the very least while most people would need two months.
For a moment, even Duan Ling Tian realized how monstrous his performance was.
“I guess it must be because of the cultivation mental technique I use is different?” Duan Ling Tian brushed it off.
As for whether the old man believed or not, he did not care at all. After bidding goodbye to the old man, he left immediately, leaving only the vanishing silhouette of his back for the old man.
“It looks like this little fellow has many secrets… However, no matter how many secrets he has, he can do anything he wants as long as he doesn’t harm the Mystical Sky Mansion. With his innate talent and prowess, he’ll definitely become the pillar of Mystical Sky Mansion in the future when he grows stronger! In the future, it’s not impossible for him to lead the Mystical Sky Mansion to the summit of the Lower Province of the Dao Martial Saint Land like how Duan Ru Feng, the new Mansion Master of Azure Cloud Mansion, did!” The old man muttered to himself. He felt confident about Duan Ling Tian.
Naturally, Duan Ling Tian knew nothing of this.
On his way back, Duan Ling Tian encountered many of Heaven Palace’s disciples. Their eyes were filled with surprise when they looked at him. It was similar to the look in the old man’s eyes earlier.
Although they did not follow Duan Ling Tian to the Spirit Pool, they knew when he entered the Spirit Pool. The opening time of the Spirit Pool was fixed. Just by casually counting in their hearts, they knew when the Spirit Pool had opened. It was opened precisely twenty days ago.
“It seems like I’m standing out too much now,” Duan Ling Tian muttered to himself awkwardly as he touched his nose.
However, since he had already come out, he did not plan to be discreet either. He returned to his residence in an ostentatious manner. “Currently, there are still two months to go before the Mystical Sky Mansion’s Saint Martial Secret Zone opens… I must research and comprehend the Sovereign Heart Sword in these two months. As for the remaining time, I’ll go to the Mystical Sky Mansion’s library to have a look. As a quasi third-rate force, there must be many things recorded in the books inside the library.”
Duan Ling Tian made plans for the next two months.
Naturally, during this period of time, he still needed to compete with the Saint Stage geniuses below the age of forty in the Heaven Palace for a spot to enter the Saint Martial Secret Zone.
When Duan Ling Tian joined the Heaven Palace, apart from being granted entrance to the Spirit Pool, he did not receive any preferential treatment.
However, to him, competing for the spot to enter the Saint Martial Secret Zone was merely a formality. With this current strength, there might be no powerhouse below the age of forty who could defeat him, let alone powerhouses below the age of forty in the Lower Province.
When Duan Ling Tian was still basking in his confidence over his own strength, a delicate figure suddenly materialized in his mind. The moment this delicate figure appeared, it made him jolt. It was as though a cold bucket of water had been poured on him from the top of his head.
The owner of the delicate figure was a woman.
Duan Ling Tian was extremely familiar with this woman’s appearance since she looked identical to his fiancée, Ke’er.
“Ke’er’s sister is from the Fire Worship Sect. I wonder how strong is she among the younger generation in the Fire Worship Sect?” At that time, although Ke’er’s sister did not really make a move, Duan Ling Tian was certain about one thing now that he recalled the scene. Ke’er’s sister must have most likely exceeded the Eminent Saint Stage!
In fact, on that day, even Di Jue, the Five-clawed Golden Dragon from the dragon clan, had to tuck his tail in front of her.
Di Jue, on the other hand, must have been at the Eminent Saint Stage!
At this moment, Duan Ling Tian was still unaware his father, Duan Ru Feng, had already made a bet on his behalf. The bet would be a battle between him and Di Jue. If he won, he would be able to enter the Saint Land of the dragon clan — the Dragon Cleansing Pool!
That battle was to take place in less than three years from now!
Duan Ling Tian must admit that after he had broken through to the Refined Saint Stage, his confidence was greatly boosted the moment he recalled all sorts of means that he could rely on. He had a feeling as though he was completely invincible among the younger generation in the Dao Martial Saint Land.
However, the moment he thought of Ke’er’s sister, he returned to his senses again.
If Ke’er’s sister was here, he might not be able to defeat her even if he wielded the Jasper Celestial Sword with all his might.
“Fire Worship Sect…” It was due to this that Duan Ling Tian’s heart currently felt heavy.
If a young disciple from the Fire Worship Sect was already this powerful, he wondered just how powerful the high-ranking officials were?
He instantly felt as though the burden on his shoulders had increased. Naturally, this did not make his determination waver. He was still determined to go to the Fire Worship Sect to find Ke’er.
No matter how hard the journey was, he still wanted to go to the Upper Province of the Dao Martial Saint Land and to the Fire Worship Sect so he could save Ke’er and his son. Then, their family would be able to reunite.
Duan Ling Tian took a deep breath before he finally shifted his attention elsewhere after a long while.
After he had shifted his attention away, he took the Jasper Celestial Sword out and began to research and comprehend the Supreme Sword Dao Mental Cultivation Method, Sovereign Heart Sword, through the Jasper Celestial Sword.
Duan Ling Tian’s target was the third stage of the Sovereign Heart Sword.
Throughout his journey, Duan Ling Tian had learned quite a few numbers of tactics. However, after he had obtained the Sovereign Heart Sword, he had devoted his heart and soul to the Sovereign Heart Sword. All of the other martial techniques had been thrown to the back of his mind for the time being.
Perhaps those martial techniques he had cultivated before this had helped him a lot previously, but after obtaining the Sovereign Heart Sword, those martial techniques seemed to be of little value now.
As the Supreme Sword Dao Mental Cultivation Method, not only was the profundity contained in the Sovereign Heart Sword could be used in an offensive and defensive way. It even improved one’s speed.
Sitting quietly in the room, Duan Ling Tian comprehended the Sovereign Heart Sword. However, he was unaware of the commotion that had broken out again because of him.
“Ling Tian has come out after entering the Spirit Pool for only twenty days!”
“Impossible, right? Don’t tell me he has already finished absorbing the liquified Heaven and Earth Spirit Energy in the Spirit Pool in just twenty days?”
“If it was before, I might think it’s impossible. However, I witnessed with my own eyes when he returned from our Heaven Palace’s Spirit Pool’s direction. When I saw him, I even calculated the opening time of the Spirit Pool, and it was exactly twenty days ago.”
“He only spent twenty days before coming out from the Spirit Pool… That Ling Tian’s cultivation speed is just too ridiculous, isn’t it?”
“No wonder his cultivation base is at the Mastery Refined Saint Stage even though he’s not even forty years old. As it turns out, his innate talent is ridiculously high! I wonder if he has broken through to the peak of the Refined Saint Stage after coming out from the Spirit Pool!”
The Heaven Palace was bustling. All of the Heaven Palace’s disciples were discussing about Duan Ling Tian. They all felt it was ridiculous that he came out from the Spirit Pool after just twenty days. Some felt it was ridiculous, and some felt that it was impossible.
“It’s impossible! No matter how high his innate talent is, it’s impossible for him to use only twenty days to absorb all of the liquified Heaven and Earth Spirit Energy in the Spirit Pool… I think he came out without finishing absorbing the Heaven and Earth Spirit Energy.”
“That’s possible as well. However, if you were him, would you come out before you finish absorbing the Heaven and Earth Spirit Energy in the Spirit Pool?”
“That’s right! Would you come out if it were you?”
No matter what, most people felt that Duan Ling Tian must have finished absorbing the Heaven and Earth Spirit Energy in the Spirit Pool in just twenty days.
Although it was heaven-defying, there was no other possible reason for this.
Naturally, they did not know if Duan Ling Tian had cultivated like how he usually did, it would have taken him one month even if he had 99 Saint Veins to absorb the liquified Heaven and Earth Spirit Energy in the Spirit Pool.
It was all thanks to Elder Huo’s guidance that after Duan Ling Tian had absorbed enough Heaven and Earth Spirit Energy to make a breakthrough after twenty days, he had used not more than twenty breaths to absorb the remaining Heaven and Earth Spirit Energy in just one gulp to consolidate the embryonic form of the Golden Crow’s Wings in an extraordinary way.
Due to this reason, from other people’s point of view, it only took Duan Ling Tian twenty days to finish absorbing the Heaven and Earth Spirit Energy in the Spirit Pool.
Naturally, only Duan Ling Tian and Elder Huo knew the truth. The other people would never know about this at all.
“He has come out?” When Wang Fei Xuan learned that Duan Ling Tian had come out from the Spirit Pool, she was dumbfounded as well. “I remember that he entered the Spirit Pool only twenty days ago, right? How could he have come out so fast?”