Chapter 1761: The Saint Martial Secret Zone Is Opening Soon!
Translator: EndlessFantasy Translation Editor: EndlessFantasy Translation
After Wei Wei and Zhao Ji watched Zhao Deng left, they waited obediently at Zhao Deng’s residence for his return.
They waited until an entire afternoon had gone by. However, both of them did not dare to complain.
Only when the sun had set, and evening had arrived did Zhao Deng finally return.
When he returned, his expression was as usual. There was neither joy nor anger that could be seen on his face at all.
“Father, you’re finally back.” When Zhao Ji saw Zhao Deng had finally returned, he was excited. “Now, can you tell me how you’re planning to let Great Senior Brother deal with Ling Tian for me?”
“Put aside Ling Tian’s matter for now.” Zhao Ji who was excited only got this as a reply.
The moment Zhao Deng’s words left his mouth, he no longer bothered with Zhao Ji who had a dismayed expression on his face. He instantly looked at Wei Wei. “Wei’er, there’s no longer any matter. You can return for now.”
“Yes, Master.” Although Wei Wei had no idea what happened to make his master dismissed the idea of dealing with Ling Tian, he still listened to his master. He left immediately to his own residence in the Main Mansion after he responded to Zhao Deng.
When Wei Wei left, Zhao Ji opened his mouth to speak, but before he could speak, he was already cut off by Zhao Deng’s glare.
Zhao Ji was not an idiot. Naturally, he knew his father had some misgivings now. For a moment, he only obediently kept quiet. However, there were hints of curiosity and discontentment in his eyes.
Zhao Ji could no longer hold back after he waited for Wei Wei’s silhouette to disappear. He looked at Zhao Deng and asked anxiously, “Father, what’s the matter? You even sent Great Senior Brother away. On top of that, why should we dismiss the matter regarding Ling Tian for now? He humiliated me publicly. That’s equivalent to humiliating you, Father!”
“Ji’er, I know you hate Ling Tian to the core, and in truth, it’s not that I don’t want to kill him.” Zhao Deng shook his head before asking, “Do you know why Lord Mansion Master asked me to see him so suddenly?”
“Don’t tell me it’s because of Ling Tian?” Upon hearing Zhao Deng’s questions, Zhao Ji’s expression turned dismayed. “Don’t tell me that Lord Mansion Master actually gave an order to protect Ling Tian and told you not to interfere with the matter?”
“It’s not that.” Zhao Deng shook his head. “Lord Mansion Master asked me to see him in such a hurry is mainly because of the Rising Sky Mansion. However, Ling Tian has gained a lot of credit in this matter. If the Zhao Clan makes things difficult for Ling Tian at this moment, Lord Mansion Master won’t be happy about it. Before I returned, I’ve already discussed this with your grandfather. We won’t touch Ling Tian for the moment. Everything will be put on hold until the matter with the Rising Sky Mansion is dealt with.”
“Grandfather? He knows about this as well?” Zhao Ji’s eyes were as wide as saucers.
“When I was summoned by Lord Mansion Master today, your grandfather and a few Vice Mansion Masters were also summoned. Naturally, Gu Ci Yun and his son were there as well,” Zhao Deng replied.
“Gu Li was there as well?” Zhao Ji frowned. “Although I don’t know what the Mystical Sky Mansion plans to do to the Rising Sky Mansion since Lord Mansion Master had summoned our Mystical Sky Mansion’s two great Guardians and the few Vice Mansion Masters, I’m sure it’s not a small matter. However, what right does Gu Li have to be there as well?”
“This is because it was Gu Li who informed Gu Ci Yun about the matter. Only then did Gu Ci Yun went and reported it to Lord Mansion Master,” Zhao Deng answered.
“Father, you’ve talked for so long, but I still don’t know what’s going on. What’s the matter that caused you to postpone dealing with Ling Tian?” Zhao Ji asked curiously. He really could not think of what Ling Tian had done to merit this.
“It’s like this…” Although the Mansion Master of Mystical Sky Mansion told Zhao Deng and the others to keep this matter a secret, Zhao Ji was different from Wei Wei. He was Zhao Deng’s only son after all. For this reason, Zhao Deng did not intend to hide the truth from him.
He told Zhao Ji about how Xu Jing, the Young Mansion Master of Rising Sky Mansion, had cultivated a high-grade Devil Dao Cultivation Method.
“Soul Congregation technique? Reincarnation? High-grade Devil Dao Cultivation Method?” Zhao Ji’s breathing quickened when he heard this.
If he could cultivate such a Devil Dao Cultivation Method, he would be able to elevate his strength in such a short amount of time as well, right? It might even be possible for him to surpass Ling Tian!
After all, Xu Jing, the Young Mansion Master of Rising Sky Mansion, was able to reach the peak of the Refined Saint Stage from the Early Refined Saint Stage in just the span of one year because he managed to obtain that Devil Dao Cultivation Method. ‘If I can cultivate that Devil Dao Cultivation Method, it won’t be a problem for me to break through to the Eminent Stage in just a year.’ Zhao Ji felt very confident about this.
When Zhao Deng saw his son’s eyes brightened, how could he not know what he was thinking? He immediately reminded him, “It’s alright if that Devil Dao Cultivation Method that Xu Jing cultivated is a normal one. You’ll definitely stand a chance to cultivate it. However, if Xu Jing cultivated an evil and inhumane Devil Dao Cultivation Method, Lord Mansion Master would never allow anyone to cultivate it.”
Zhao Ji nodded, but his heart told a different story.
‘I don’t care whether it’s inhumane or evil as long as I can gain power. So what if everyone in this world has to die if I can raise my strength and surpass Ling Tian?’ This was Zhao Ji’s truest thought. As long as he could raise his cultivation base, he was not bothered about the techniques or the consequences.
“Father, what do you all plan to do now?” Zhao Ji began to have covetous thoughts toward the Devil Dao Cultivation Method that Xu Jing cultivated. Due to this reason, he kept asking about the matter and when they were going to the Rising Sky Mansion to snatch Xu Jing’s Devil Dao Cultivation Method.
“Lord Mansion Master has not said what we should do for now. We’ll most likely have to wait until all of you come out from the Saint Martial Secret Zone… Only then the Lord Mansion Master will be free,” Zhao Deng replied.
“Lord Mansion Master plans to personally make a move?” Zhao Ji was taken aback. In fact, the Mansion Master of their Mystical Sky Mansion had not personally made a move for many years now. However, this time, he was going to personally make a move.
“The other party’s the Rising Sky Mansion so if Lord Mansion Master doesn’t participate, we’ll suffer heavy losses even if we emerge victoriously. The Mansion Master of the Rising Sky Mansion is not inferior to your grandfather. In our Mystical Sky Mansion, only Lord Mansion Master alone can overpower him,” Zhao Deng replied again.
The power of a fourth-rate force was quite extraordinary as well. Moreover, although the Rising Sky Mansion was only a fourth-rate force now, it was once a quasi third-rate force after all. Such a fourth-rate force was, naturally, stronger than most ordinary fourth-rate forces.
“Ji’er, I know you hate Ling Tian, but now isn’t a good time to deal with him. If you want to deal with him, it better to wait until the matter with the Rising Sky Mansion is dealt with,” Zhao Deng warned Zhao Ji as he looked at him.
“Father, I’m afraid Lord Mansion Master would’ve already taken Ling Tian as his direct disciple or his last disciple if we wait until then. Didn’t you say so earlier yourself that there’s a big possibility that Lord Mansion Master would take Ling Tian as his direct disciple or his last disciple after we come out of the Saint Martial Secret Zone?” When Zhao Ji heard Zhao Deng’s words, he panicked immediately.
“Ji’er, I understand your feelings, but after all of you come out from the Saint Martial Secret Zone, the Lord Mansion Master’s first priority won’t be taking Ling Tian as a disciple or last disciple but to go to the Rising Sky Mansion to snatch the Devil Dao Cultivation Method that Xu Jing, the Young Master of Rising Sky Mansion, had mastered,” Zhao Deng reassured him.
Zhao Ji nodded his head. He felt slightly at ease now.
“Moreover, even if Ling Tian really becomes Lord Mansion Master’s direct disciple or last disciple, don’t tell me that Lord Mansion Master is going to stay by his side all the time to protect him? As long as he dares to go out alone, it’ll be as easy as killing a chicken for the Zhao Clan to kill him.” When Zhao Deng reached the end of his sentence, his tone was filled with confidence.
“Now that I have your words, I’m not worried anymore, Father.” Zhao Ji put his mind at ease.
“Alright. Ji’er, what you should think of now is not your hatred toward Duan Ling Tian. Instead, you should prepare yourself. You’ll be entering the Saint Martial Secret Zone in ten days’ time. I hope you can comprehend a high-grade Divine Ability Relic, and if you manage to enter the Divine Saint Stage in the future, you’ll be able to master that Divine Ability and have a shot at becoming the next Mansion Master of our Mystical Sky Mansion,” Zhao Deng said as he looked at Zhao Ji with anticipation, “No one else has achieved this in our Zhao Clan. For this reason, I hope you’ll become the first person in the Zhao Clan to master the Divine Ability Relic inside the Saint Martial Secret Zone after breaking through to the Divine Saint Stage.”
“Father, I’ll work hard and not let you down,” Zhao Ji pledged solemnly.
“Apart from you, there are four people from the Zhao Clan who earned a spot to enter the Saint Martial Secret Zone this time. However, the strongest among them is only at the Early Refined Saint Stage at most. If you have any strength to spare, please help them accordingly. If you don’t have any strength to spare, then it’s okay to just take care of yourself,” Zhao Deng said solemnly. He did not wish for his son to miss a high-grade Divine Ability Relic for the sake of others.
“Understood, Father.” Actually, there was no need for Zhao Deng to remind him since Zhao Ji was originally a selfish person who would use unscrupulous methods to get what he wanted.
Naturally, Duan Ling Tian was unaware that while he was cultivating while waiting for the Saint Martial Secret Zone to open, he was saved because of Xu Jing, the Young Mansion Master of the Rising Sky Mansion, who cultivated the Devil Dao Cultivation Method.
Naturally, even if Wei Wei, Zhao Deng’s eldest direct disciple, made his move, he might not be able to make things difficult for Duan Ling Tian since he had the Jasper Celestial Sword with him.
However, although he possessed the Jasper Celestial Sword, he did not dare to use it in front of others.
The temptation of the Jasper Celestial Sword was not inferior to the Devilseal Tablet at all. Unless he was on the brink of death, he would not take the Jasper Celestial Sword out in front of other people.
Without using the Jasper Celestial Sword, he was not a match for Wei Wei.
Perhaps Wei Wei would not dare to kill him since he was afraid of violating the Mystical Sky Mansion’s rule, but he still could severely injure him. If he was severely injured, it would affect his abilities. Moreover, it might affect his gains when he entered the Saint Martial Secret Zone.