Chapter 1776: Another Defensive Divine Ability!
Translator: EndlessFantasy Translation Editor: EndlessFantasy Translation
Originally, Duan Ling Tian had just casually said that. However, when his sword hit the rock golem, the outer layer of skin on the rock golem blocked his sword.
In fact, the force of his sword was equivalent to the full strength of an ordinary Martial Cultivator at the peak of the Refined Saint Stage.
“This…” This familiar scene made Duan Ling Tian dumbstruck as well.
Previously, when he was in the Six Harmonies Tower, the gigantic statue had used the Divine Ability, the Six Harmonies Golden Body, to block his sword. However, the rock golem had withstood his sword with his body alone.
How could he not feel astonished?
“Wait a minute!” Soon after, Duan Ling Tian noticed something was amiss.
When his gaze landed on the rock golem again, he realized the rock golem’s outer skin had begun to crack as though it was shedding its skin. The outer layer of skin turned into dust and scattered in the wind as though it was never there.
At the same time, Duan Ling Tian’s Divine Consciousness could clearly sense that the rock golem’s aura had suddenly weakened a little as though its strength had depleted.
“The layer of outer skin was not part of his body? C-could this also be a Divine Ability?” The scene before him was similar to what had happened in the last level of the Six Harmonies Tower.
When he had damaged the gigantic statue’s Six Harmonies Golden Body, the gigantic statue’s aura had also weakened a little. Then, it was subsequently destroyed by him due to the depletion of its energy.
The rock golem before him was the same as well. After its outer skin cracked and turned into dust, it had depleted its energy.
As Duan Ling Tian pushed out his palm on the rock golem that was charging toward him, his Sun True Origin surged violently into the rock golem’s body.
At this instant, the rock golem trembled. Its energy that was already depleting was suppressed before its body was destroyed by the Sun True Origin.
In the end, the rock golem turned into rocks again.
However, after it had transformed into rocks, it transformed into dust that covered the entire place. It rose with the wind before it settled in the Rock Heaven Hall.
The dust transformed back into dust while the earth transformed back into earth.
Upon seeing this, Xiao Dun who was hovering nearby was dumbstruck. “That’s all?”
However, in the next instant, his expression turned grave again. The Divine Consciousness he released detected a tremble in the air.
After the rock golem was destroyed, the air seemed to stir again.
‘The rock golem earlier was already so ridiculously strong, please don’t tell me there’s an even stronger one?’ The moment he thought of this, he frowned.
It was fortunate he came with Duan Ling Tian. Otherwise, even if he managed to get himself more helpers, he would not have been able to pass the rock golem trial.
“The Divine Ability Relic is going to reveal itself soon… If I’m not mistaken, the Divine Ability contained inside should be quite a powerful defensive Divine Ability.” At this moment, Duan Ling Tian spoke as his voice clearly entered Xiao Dun’s ears.
The Divine Ability Relic was going to reveal itself soon?
A defensive Divine Ability?
“Where’s it?” Xiao Duan was looking left and right when he noticed a crack in the air.
Subsequently, a gigantic stone tablet appeared from inside before it dropped on the ground with a loud bang in the Rock Heaven Hall.
“Memorize it… I’ll wait for you,” Duan Ling Tian said to Xiao Dun before he sat down at the side and shut his eyes to attain mental composure.
After taking a deep breath, Xiao Dun suppressed the excitement in his heart and quickly thanked Duan Ling Tian, “Thank you, Senior Brother Ling Tian!”
If it was not for Duan Ling Tian’s help today, he would not have been able to touch the Divine Ability Relic even if he knew the location of the Divine Ability Relic.
When he recalled the trials they went through earlier, fear still lingered in his heart.
“It’s really a defensive Divine Ability!” Initially, Xiao Dun did not pay too much attention to Duan Ling Tian’s words since the Divine Ability Relic had not appeared yet. By right, no one would know what kind of Divine Ability it was. However, when he extended his Divine Consciousness into the stone tablet, he discovered it was indeed a defensive Divine Ability.
“Rock Heaven Wall!” The Divine Ability contained inside the stone tablet was called the Rock Heaven Hall, it was a defensive Divine Ability.
To be honest, Xiao Dun was a little disappointed that he obtained a defensive Divine Ability.
After all, the spear and shield had always been on opposite sides in this world.
In the Dao Martial Saint Land, Martial and Dao Cultivators who had the same level of cultivation base and had cultivated the same level of offensive and defensive technique respectively, the spear would usually be able to break the shield even though the process was slightly harder.
For this reason, Xiao Dun wanted an offensive Divine Ability more!
‘How good would it be if I chose the other Divine Ability Relic.’ The moment such a thought appeared in his mind, he dismissed it. ‘What am I thinking? If it wasn’t for Senior Brother Ling Tian’s help, it would’ve been impossible for me to obtain a Divine Ability even if I know where the Divine Ability Relic is… Not only that, but I’m the one who picked this Divine Ability Relic first.’
The moment he thought of this, his face flushed. ‘And I don’t even know whether the Divine Ability contained in the other Divine Ability Relic is a defensive Divine Ability or not. Even if it’s not, Senior Brother Ling Tian more than deserves it.”
When Xiao Dun’s thoughts reached here, he became more open-minded and immersed his entire heart and soul into the stone tablet that contained the Divine Ability.
“What a marvelous defensive Divine Ability! Even if this defensive Divine Ability is not a high-grade Divine Ability, it could be considered as a medium-grade Divine Ability, right?” The more he understood the Rock Heaven Wall, the more shocked Xiao Dun was. From the description of the Rock Heaven Wall, it was definitely not a low-grade Divine Ability.
After a day and a night, Duan Ling Tian opened his eyes.
“He’s still not done?” Due to the fact that it only took him a day and a night to memorize the contents of the Divine Ability, the Six Harmonies Golden Body, Duan Ling Tian had thought Xiao Dun would also be able to memorize everything in one day and one night. However, he realized he was mistaken.
“Based on the trials we went through to obtain this Divine Ability Relic, the defensive Divine Ability Relic that Xiao Dun obtained should be at the same level as the Six Harmonies Golden Body. Since it’s a defensive Divine Ability, I don’t need it at all. I wonder what kind of Divine Ability is contained in the other Divine Ability Relic that’s located in the deepest part of the swamp.” Unknowingly, Duan Ling Tian had begun to look forward to seeing the Divine Ability Relic located in the swamp.
‘I hope it’s an offensive Divine Ability,’ Duan Ling Tian thought to himself.
Currently, he already had a defensive Divine Ability, the Six Harmonies Golden Body. Coupled with the Golden Crow’s Wings that Elder Huo had passed on to him, he was only short of an offensive Divine Ability now.
‘It’s said that Divine Ability Relic only allows one person to comprehend it, but let me see if I can memorize it as well while Xiao Dun’s memorizing it.’ The moment Duan Ling Tian thought of this, he curiously extended his Divine Ability to approach the stone tablet that contained the Divine Ability.
However, before his Divine Consciousness even managed to touch the stone tablet, it was blocked by a resistant force that came from the stone tablet. His Divine Consciousness was unable to get near it at all. ‘To think it actually repelled my Divine Consciousness… Looks like a Divine Ability Relic does indeed only allow one person to memorize and comprehend it.”
Duan Ling Tian shut his eyes to attain mental composure again and waited patiently when he realized Xiao Dun was not going to finish memorizing the Divine Ability anytime soon.
Another two days and two nights had gone by, Xiao Dun finally finished memorizing the Divine Ability contained in the Divine Ability Relic after three days and three nights.
At the same time, Duan Ling Tian and Xiao Dun realized their sights had gone dark, and when light appeared again, they were back at the lake.
“Senior Brother Ling Tian, let’s go and get the other Divine Ability Relic.” Xiao Dun did not break his promise. After he had memorized the Divine Ability Relic, he brought Duan Ling Tian to the location of the second Divine Ability Relic.
“Oh! Senior Brother Ling Tian! Before the Divine Ability Relic appeared earlier, how did you know it’s a defensive Divine Ability?” Xiao Dun asked curiously as he looked at Duan Ling Tian.
“It’s because during the last trial, the rock golem cast a defensive Divine Ability. I’ve also discovered a Divine Ability Relic previously. That’s how I know the Divine Ability contained in the Divine Ability Relic would usually appear at the final trial,” Duan Ling Tian answered.
“I see.” Xiao Dun finally understood. At the same time, he asked casually, “Senior Brother Ling Tian, what kind of Divine Ability did you obtain?”
“Just like yours. A defensive Divine Ability,” Duan Ling Tian added again.
“A defensive Divine Ability as well?” Xiao Dun was stunned for a moment before he smiled. “It’s a good thing you didn’t choose that Divine Ability Relic earlier. Otherwise, it’ll be a waste.”
“Not really,” Duan Ling Tian replied noncommittally to Xiao Dun’s words, “Although both of them are defensive Divine Abilities, they’re also separated into different grades. Not only that, but not all defensive Divine Abilities can be successfully comprehended. The defensive Divine Ability that you memorized might be more suitable for me than the one I memorized earlier. Perhaps, I might successfully comprehend the Divine Ability that you memorized but fail to comprehend the one that I memorized.”
“You have a point.” Xiao Dun nodded in agreement. Every Divine Ability had its own characteristic and could not be regarded as being in the same category.
The second Divine Ability Relic was located in a desert.
The desert stretched out as far as the eyes could see. Due to the fine sand flying in the air and the wind, one’s vision would be obstructed.
The location of the other Divine Ability Relic that Xiao Dun knew of was right here.
“Your friend is quite amazing. To think that he actually found a Divine Ability Relic that’s hidden here.” Duan Ling Tian sighed emotionally.
When they reached the destination, Xiao Dun told Duan Ling Tian, “Senior Brother Ling Tian, continue to walk for less than twenty meters, and you’ll encounter a Formation to enter the location that houses the Divine Ability Relic… I won’t follow you there and be a hindrance to you!”
“Alright.” Duan Ling Tian nodded and did not say much as he made his way forward on his own.
Just as he had expected, after walking for less than twenty meters, Duan Ling Tian’s sight turned dark, and he disappeared from Xiao Dun’s sight.
When Duan Ling Tian appeared again, he was in a dark swamp.
“Now that Senior Brother Ling Tian’s gone, the path in front of me won’t be that easy anymore.” Xiao Dun could not help but feel slightly disappointed when he saw Duan Ling Tian disappeared before his eyes. Regardless, he knew his partnership with Duan Ling Tian was merely a temporary deal.