Chapter 1758: Clone Projection!
Translator: EndlessFantasy Translation Editor: EndlessFantasy Translation
Although Gu Li was not present during the Rising Sky Ranking Battle, he saw the incident that had taken place that day through the Mirror Image Talisman his friend had recorded.
Although the footage was not very clear, he still managed to witness how Duan Ling Tian killed Xu Jing, the Young Mansion Master of Rising Sky Mansion. His sword had pierced the space between Xu Jing’s brows. Even deities would not be able to save him.
Due to this reason, when Duan Ling Tian said Xu Jing was not dead, Gu Li immediately refuted it.
Duan Ling Tian was not surprised by Gu Li’s reaction. With a smile, he asked, “Senior Brother Gu Li, have you heard about the Soul Congregation technique?”
“Soul Congregation technique?” When Gu Li heard his words, he was stunned. Then, he narrowed his eyes and looked at Duan Ling Tian in bewilderment, “Junior Brother Ling Tian, you mean, Xu Jing, the Young Mansion Master of the Rising Sky Mansion, mastered the Soul Congregation technique?”
“Yes.” Duan Ling Tian nodded.
“How’s it possible? I’ve never heard of any Devil Cultivators in the Lower Province of the Dao Martial Saint Land that cultivates a Devil Dao Cultivation Method that contains the Soul Congregation technique at all. As far as I know, those Devil Dao Cultivation Methods that contain the Soul Congregation technique are all amazing. They’re only usually found in the Upper Province of the Dao Martial Saint Land.” Gu Li had heard of the Soul Congregation technique before, but he found it hard to believe when he was told that somebody in the Lower Province of the Dao Martial Saint Land actually found out about the Soul Congregation technique.
“There’s no absolute in this world,” Duan Ling Tian sighed before saying, “Senior Brother Gu Li, since your friend was present at that time, I’m sure you’ve heard about Xu Jing’s progress in a short span of a year.”
“Yes.” Gu Li nodded. “I heard from my friend that Xu Jing had gone to the peak of the Refined Saint Stage from the Early Refined Saint Stage in just a year… Don’t tell me that it’s because he cultivated an amazing Devil Dao Cultivation Method that he made such huge progress?”
When Gu Li reached the end of his sentence, he finally pieced the puzzle together.
“The Devil Dao Cultivation Method that he cultivates must not be an ordinary one… However, even if a person uses shortcuts when cultivating the highest grade Devil Dao Cultivation Method in the Dao Martial Saint Land, it’ll still be impossible to break through three consecutive stages in just a year. Imagine being an Early Refined Saint Stage Devil Cultivator and rise to become a Devil Cultivator at the peak of the Refined Saint Stage in just a year,” Duan Ling Tian said with a grim expression, “For this reason, I suspect that Xu Jing must have cultivated some extraordinary Devil Dao Cultivation Method. That Devil Dao Cultivation Method might even be one of those heaven-defying ones. Otherwise, his cultivation base wouldn’t have risen so quickly. Naturally, this is only my speculation. If my speculation is wrong, then it means he must have had some shocking fortuitous encounter”
“Shocking fortuitous encounter in the Lower Province of the Dao Martial Saint Land?” Gu Li shook his head. “Compared to the latter, I think the former is more likely. He must have cultivated some brilliant Devil Dao Cultivation Method! I don’t know much about Devil Dao Cultivation Methods so I’ll ask my Grand Master later if there any Devil Dao Cultivation Methods that contain the Soul Congregation technique. Grand Master has lived for a long time so he knows more than I do. However, since Xu Jing did not die, why did the Rising Sky Mansion let the news of his death spread out and didn’t refute it?”
Gu Li found this very strange.
“This is not hard to deduce,” Duan Ling Tian replied, “It’s because Xu Jing has cultivated a Devil Dao Cultivation Method that contains the Soul Congregation technique. That’s how he escaped death. If news of this spread out, it wouldn’t be good for the Rising Sky Mansion…”
“Why didn’t I thought of this?” Before Duan Ling Tian could finish his sentence, Gu Li interrupted him. He finally understood now. “If the news of Xu Jing being alive spreads out, someone will definitely be able to connect his survival to the Soul Congregation technique. That Soul Congregation technique only exists in those brilliant Devil Dao Cultivation Method. Once the news of Xu Jing mastering that kind of Devil Dao Cultivation Method spreads out, the Rising Sky Mansion would definitely be targeted. At that time, even quasi third-rate forces like our Mystical Sky Mansion would also be interested in the Devil Dao Cultivation Method that Xu Jing mastered. We might even try to snatch it, let alone the other fourth-rate forces.”
Gu Li was not an idiot. After he listened to Duan Ling Tian, he managed to piece the puzzle together.
“Exactly.” Duan Ling Tian nodded before chuckling loudly. “The people from the Rising Sky Mansion are not idiots either.”
“So what if they’re not idiots? There’s no wall that’s absolutely impenetrable in this world. No matter how much they try to hide this fact, we still found out, didn’t we?” Gu Li smiled before looking at Duan Ling Tian. Then his smile faded, and a solemn expression appeared on his face. “Junior Brother Ling Tian, I learned about this from you so I’d like to ask your opinion about me telling this to my father so that he can inform the Mansion Master. If that Devil Dao Cultivation Method is really evil, then it’s better for the Mystical Sky Mansion to safe keep it than let it spread outside. If it’s not an evil Devil Dao Cultivation Method and is only a high-grade Devil Dao Cultivation Method, then it would undoubtedly be a great gain for the Mystical Sky Mansion.” Gu Li looked at Duan Ling Tian solemnly when he reached the end of his sentence.
“Senior Brother Gu Li, before I give you a reply, there’s a question I must ask you.” Duan Ling Tian’s expression turned solemn as well as he stared at Gu Li earnestly.
“Ask away.” When Gu Li saw the solemn expression on Duan Ling Tian’s face, he became serious as well.
“I want to know if it’s discovered that Xu Jing was indeed cultivating a Devil Dao Cultivation Method that’s really evil, would the Mystical Sky Mansion let anyone cultivate that Devil Dao Cultivation Method if they obtain the cultivation method?” Duan Ling Tian asked.
Although the Dao Martial Saint Land had always been ruled by the strong, and killing and being killed was the norm here, there were some Devil Dao Cultivation Methods that were utterly evil and inhumane. Any ordinary and sane person would not be able to accept it at all.
“No.” Gu Li shook his head. “Junior Brother Ling Tian, you’ve just entered the Mystical Sky Mansion not long ago. Perhaps, you don’t know about this, but many years ago, during the battle against those inhumane Devil Dao Cultivators in the Lower Province of the Dao Martial Saint Land, the ancestor of our current Mansion Master of Mystical Sky Mansion was one of the powerhouses who was on the side of justice. For this reason, as long as Mansion Master is still around, nobody would be able to cultivate those kinds of Devil Dao Cultivation Methods even if we manage to get our hands on it. Lord Mansion Master will never allow it,” Gu Li said.
When Duan Ling Tian heard his words, he felt at ease. “In that case, I don’t have any objections about this. Come to think of it, this is great news for me as well. It would be fine if the Rising Sky Mansion obediently cooperates with the Mystical Sky Mansion, but if they don’t, then I’m afraid what awaits them is only annihilation.”
“Whether they cooperate or not, they’ll still be annihilated no matter what,” Gu Li replied as his eyes gleamed.
“Oh?” Duan Ling Tian was dumbfounded. “They would still be annihilated even if they obediently hand over the Devil Dao Cultivation Method?”
“All the Rising Sky Mansion’s members who know about the Devil Dao Cultivation Method won’t be spared. After all, even if our Mystical Sky Mansion manages to obtain the Devil Dao Cultivation Method, we wouldn’t want anyone to know about it. There are still the Mountainshade Black Market and the Azure Cloud Mansion above our Mystical Sky Mansion in the Lower Province of the Dao Martial Saint Land. If they know we’ve obtained that Devil Dao Cultivation Method, they would definitely want a share as well,” Gu Li said, “As the saying goes, ‘A man’s wealth will only bring his ruin due to others’ greed.’ I’m sure you’re familiar with this saying, Junior Brother Ling Tian.”
Duan Ling Tian nodded. It was precisely because of this the Rising Sky Mansion was going to be targeted by the Mystical Sky Mansion.
Although the Rising Sky Mansion was a fourth-rate force, it was nothing in front of a quasi third-rate force.
Due to the reason Xu Jing had cultivated the Devil Dao Cultivation Method that contained the Soul Congregation technique, Gu Li went to see his father in a haste. For this reason, Duan Ling Tian soon parted ways with Gu Li and returned to his own place.
“Ten days later would be the day the Saint Martial Secret Zone opens.” Duan Ling Tian was looking forward to the opening of the Saint Martial Secret Zone in ten days’ time. Naturally, what he was looking forward to was those Divine Ability Relics inside and the hardships and dangers he would encounter during the journey to search for the Divine Ability Relics!
It was like a test!
As far as he knew, ancient Formations would be everywhere in the Saint Martial Secret Zone. Basically, all of the Divine Ability Relics had layers upon layers of test that was set up in ancient times. Only those who passed the test and survived until the end would be able to obtain the Divine Ability Relics.
If more than one person found a Divine Ability Relic, these people who have to fight until the end to compete for the ownership of the Divine Ability Relic.
“The Saint Martial Secret Zone is the secret zone left behind since ancient times. It’s said that one could create clones and roam in the Saint Martial Secret Zone using the clone. Once it’s killed, the clone would shatter and the soul would return to one’s body. At the same time, one would be eliminated as well!” This was also one of the reasons why Duan Ling Tian was looking forward to the Saint Martial Secret Zone.
What kind of technique was that?
Duan Ling Tian found it hard to imagine, but at the same time, he was slightly eager to try it. “It’s said that the Saint Martial Secret Zone has existed since ancient times, but nobody knew exactly when. At the very least, the Saint Martial Secret Zone mentioned in the books in the library in the Main Mansion of Mystical Sky Mansion had no information about it. It’s uncertain when the Saint Martial Secret Zone began to exist, and who was the one who opened it.”
Ever since he left the Main Mansion’s library, he had been looking forward to the Saint Martial Secret Zone.
Now that he had obtained the opportunity to enter the Saint Martial Secret Zone in ten days’ time, he could not help but feel excited.
“Moreover, it seems like I don’t have to deal with Xu Jing, the Young Mansion Master of Rising Sky Mansion, anymore,” Duan Ling Tian muttered to himself when he recalled his conversation with Gu Li.
Now that Mystical Sky Mansion was going to interfere, the Rising Sky Mansion would not have a good ending, and the main person, Xu Jing, would not be able to escape death as well.
A Divine Saint Stage powerhouse who specialized in cultivating Spiritual Energy and Divine Consciousness would be able to cast the Soul Searching Secret Tactic and make a person reveal all his secrets.
Naturally, such a Divine Saint Stage powerhouse was rare.
If it was a powerhouse at the Exemplary Saint Stage or above, even if he did not specialize in cultivating the Spiritual Energy and Divine Consciousness, he would still be able to cast the Soul Searching Secret Tactic easily!
With the Soul Searching Secret Tactic, there was no need to worry that Xu Jing would not say a single word.
Once he had spoken, his life would also lose its value since the Mystical Sky Mansion would never let him go.