Chapter 1750: We Have The Same Master
Translator: EndlessFantasy Translation Editor: EndlessFantasy Translation
Although the pressure test was simple and ruthless, one had to admit it was a very efficient test with an undeniable result.
When Duan Ling Tian and the other Heaven Palace’s disciples saw Xiao Yi, the Vice Palace Master of Heaven Palace had risen up into the sky, a few of the remaining people had a grave expression on their faces as they mobilized the True Origins in their bodies to cover the surface of their bodies. They were preparing to endure the pressure that would appear at any time now.
Soon after, the pressure arrived. In the beginning, the pressure was not heavy. However, as time went by, it became more intense.
As the pressure increased bit by bit, the spectators from afar could clearly see that among the forty over people in the sky, many of their faces began to turn red as though they were withstanding great pressure.
After a few moments, those whose faces had turned red fell from the sky due to the pressure. This also meant they had lost the chance to enter the Saint Martial Secret Zone.
Five people were eliminated in the first wave.
Now that five people had been eliminated, naturally, it pressured the remaining Heaven Palace’s disciples who were below the Refined Saint Stage such as Liu Jian and Ren Fei. Each of them had a grave expression on their faces as they resisted the ever-increasing pressure with all their might.
As for those Heaven Palace’s disciples at the Refined Saint Stage like Duan Ling Tian, Wang Fei Xuan, Gao Peng, and Zhao Ji, they were hovering in the air as though they were not affected by the pressure at all.
Since they were at the Refined Saint Stage, the others’ strength was far from being comparable to theirs. They did not feel the pressure like the others did. by the others now.
The faces of many disciples below the Refined Saint Stage, including Ren Fei, had begun to turn red as well. Sweat even formed on some of their foreheads as their bodies trembled. It was apparent they could not endure any longer.
Soon after, another Heaven Palace’s disciple could no longer endure the pressure and fell from the sky. Naturally, this meant he had been eliminated and lost the chance to enter the Saint Martial Secret Zone.
“This Ren Fei…” Duan Ling Tian hovered in the air easily. His gaze swept past a group of Pristine Saint Stage Heaven Palace’s disciples. In the end, it landed on Ren Fei. Duan Ling Tian frowned. With just a glance, he could tell Ren Fei’s situation was not too promising.
“He’ll most likely be disqualified soon.” At the same time, Wang Fei Xuan’s voice reverberated in Duan Ling Tian’s ears. It was apparent she had also noticed Ren Fei’s current situation. “Looks like he doesn’t have the luck to enjoy your good intention.”
Duan Ling Tian nodded and instinctively looked at Liu Jian.
He was at the peak of the Pristine Saint Stage after all so his current situation was much better compared to Ren Fei who was at the Mastery Pristine Saint Stage. Moreover, he was much better than many of the Heaven Palace’s disciples at the peak of the Pristine Saint Stage too.
“Liu Jian should be able to pass this competition.” Wang Fei Xuan’s voice resonated in Duan Ling Tian’s ears again. It was apparent that she had also checked out Liu Jian’s situation after she looked at Ren Fei.
“Yes,” Duan Ling Tian responded. Even if Wang Fei Xuan did not tell him, he could already see it for himself. He thought to himself, ‘Looks like I’ll only be able to repay Elder Liu this time. As for Vice Mansion Master Ren, I can only return it next time if I have the chance.’
The Elder Liu mentioned by Duan Ling Tian was none other than Liu Hong Guang, the Second Elder of Raging Wave Mansion.
As for Vice Mansion Master Ren, it was Ren Zhong, the Vice Mansion Master of the Sky Hurdle Mansion.
The two of them were the moderators for the Rising Sky Ranking Battle and had helped Duan Ling Tian a lot during the Rising Sky Ranking Battle. He, originally, had the intention to join one of their forces to return their favors. However, it did not cross his mind when he left Nimble Valley to wait for Ren Zhong and Liu Hong Guang, he had accidentally learned about the Mystical Sky Mansion recruiting Saint Stage geniuses below the age of forty. Due to this reason, he had decisively stood both of them up.
He had been feeling guilty about this and wanted to look for a chance to repay them.
The Mystical Sky Mansion’s Saint Martial Secret Zone seemed like a good opportunity for him to repay them.
Unfortunately, in order to repay them in the Saint Martial Secret Zone, he would also need their help as well. It was apparent it was impossible for Ren Fei from the Sky Hurdle Mansion to obtain a spot in entering the Saint Martial Secret Zone. There was nothing Duan Ling Tian could do about this even though he wanted to help.
Just as how he and Wang Fei Xuan had predicted, Ren Fei was eliminated soon after.
After Ren Fei was eliminated, he looked at Duan Ling Tian who was hovering in the sky dejectedly and sighed deeply.
He knew he had lost a great opportunity. He would have been able to work together with Duan Ling Tian if he could earn a spot to enter the Saint Martial Secret Zone. With Duan Ling Tian’s help, he would definitely be able to comprehend a high-grade Divine Ability Relic inside the Saint Martial Secret Zone.
However, he had failed to earn a spot in entering the Saint Martial Secret Zone. He was destined to have no fate with the Divine Ability Relic inside the Saint Martial Secret Zone.
‘God really played a big joke on me… He dangled a cookie in front of me, but I only realized it’s inedible when I wanted to eat it.’ This was Ren Fei’s current feeling.
However, since Ren Fei had been mentally prepared to be eliminated from the beginning, he was not too dejected. He only felt regretful.
After he had retreated to one side, he looked at Liu Jian who was still hovering in the sky enviously. “Judging by how at ease Liu Jian looks, I’m sure it won’t be difficult for him to enter the Saint Martial Secret Zone. How enviable! I can just imagine the benefits he’s going to reap by following Ling Tian and Wang Fei Xuan into the Saint Martial Secret Zone.”
Ren Fei’s eyes seemed as though they were about to shoot fire when he thought about this. His eyes were filled with hints of envy and jealousy. He believed Liu Jian would certainly be able to comprehend a high-grade Divine Ability Relic under Duan Ling Tian’s care.
“How useless!” When Wang Fei Xuan saw Ren Fei being eliminated, she could not help but curse under her breath even though she knew this was going to happen.
Duan Ling Tian was not surprised since he was already used to this side of the Great Young Miss Wang.
“Ren Fei, I remember there’s another person from your Sky Hurdle Mansion who has entered the Mystical Sky Mansion… The other person seems to be at the Mastery Pristine Saint Stage. Between you and him, who’s stronger? He seems to have gone to the Mystical Palace in the end, do you think he stands a chance in entering the Saint Martial Secret Zone?” Although Duan Ling Tian had planned to return Ren Zhong’s favor another time, it would still be better if he could repay him earlier in the saint Martial Secret Zone. It would lift a big burden off him as well.
After Ren Fei was eliminated, he recalled that Ren Zhong had brought two men with him when he came to the Mystical Sky Mansion.
The other person was also at the Mastery Pristine Saint Stage.
“His strength is slightly inferior to me. I’m not too sure either if he’ll be able to earn a spot to enter the Saint Martial Secret Zone in the Mystical Palace’s competition. Be that as it may, I believe he stands a greater chance than I did although the spots given to the Mystical Palace are not as many as the Heaven Palace since the competition is not as stiff over there,” Ren Fei replied through Voice Transmission when he heard Duan Ling Tian’s question. His tone was a little sour when he reached the end of his sentence.
At that time, he had joined the Heaven Palace because he was selected by Xiao Yi, the Vice Palace Master of Heaven Palace. He did not have the chance to choose where to go since he was neither Duan Ling Tian nor Wang Fei Xuan.
If he could have chosen, he certainly would not have picked the Heaven Palace.
As the saying went, ‘It’s better to be the head of a chicken than the tail of a phoenix.’
“That’s good! If I happen to meet him in the Saint Martial Secret Zone, I’ll do my best to help him,” Duan Ling Tian told him through Voice Transmission.
“Thank you.” When Ren Fei heard his words, he immediately expressed his gratitude. However, he could not help but ask, “Ling Tian, is it possible for you to tell me why you’re helping us? I heard Liu Jian said you’re repaying our seniors’ favors. Can you tell me what favor is it?”
“Strictly speaking, it’s not me who owes your senior a favor. It’s a friend of mine. At that time, due to some urgent matter, he stood your senior up. For that reason, he has been feeling guilty about it. Half a year ago, he has broken through to the Eminent Saint Stage and left the Lower Province. Before he went to the Upper Province, he told me to help him return the favor to your senior if I have the chance,” Duan Ling Tian answered.
He believed his words were enough to convince Ren Fei, the disciple from the Sky Hurdle Mansion, and Liu Jian, the disciple from the Raging Wave Mansion, that he had a close relationship with Li Feng, the strongest person on the Rising Sky Ranking.
After all, that Rising Sky Ranking Battle was presided by the Vice Mansion Master of Sky Hurdle Mansion and the Second Elder of Raging Wave Mansion. They must have described the techniques Li Feng had displayed previously to their juniors without missing any detail. This obviously included the Sun True Origin and the bright as the sun Territory.
For this reason, he seized the opportunity and implied that Li Feng was his friend.
“I was right! You’re indeed connected to Li Feng!” Ren Fei finally managed to confirm his suspicion, but a hint of bafflement could be heard in his voice as well. “Earlier, you said Li Feng has broken through to the Eminent Saint Stage half a year ago?” His voice trembled slightly when he asked his question.
Li Feng had not even reached the age of forty, but he had already broken through to the Eminent Saint Stage! Ren Fei’s innate talent was far too lacking compared to someone like that. A sense of helplessness overwhelmed him.
“Yes.” Duan Ling Tian nodded.
“Can you please tell me what relationship you have with Li Feng? Why are both your True Origins and Territories so identical?” Ren Fei could not help but ask. This was also the question that was bothering him the most.
“Strictly speaking, he can be considered as my senior brother,” Duan Ling Tian replied through Voice Transmission, “Our Master is someone from the Dao Martial Saint Land. Many years ago, he came to the Lower Province to live in seclusion and took me and Li Feng as his disciples. Both of us were together since young, and we cultivated the same cultivation method. Even the martial tactics we cultivated are identical as well. In the end, even the Territories we mastered are almost identical.”
“Your Master must be a powerhouse from the Upper Province of the Dao Martial Saint Land,” Ren Fei said enviously.
“Perhaps… But he has already gone to the Upper Province ten years ago. Even both of us have to rely on our strength to break through to the Eminent Saint Stage and find him in the Upper Province,” Duan Ling Tian replied.
From the beginning until the end, there was no flaw in Duan Ling Tian’s story at all. It was so convincing that Ren Fei did not doubt him at all.