Chapter 1788: The Thousand Illusory Shadows
Translator: EndlessFantasy Translation Editor: EndlessFantasy Translation
If Duan Ling Tian and the woman were outside, with their speed that was equal, perhaps, he might not have been able to catch up to her. However, they were both currently in a narrow space.
Naturally, it was not really narrow. It was only narrow if compared to the boundless space outside. It was exactly because of this Duan Ling Tian easily found a chance to corner the woman.
The woman’s speed was on par with him. However, in regards to strength, she was far from being comparable to Duan Ling Tian. The reason her speed was so fast was all due to the high-grade movement Divine Ability. Due to this reason, it was easy for Duan Ling Tian to kill her in such a situation. She evaporated very quickly after she was killed.
“You…” When Wang Fei Xuan saw the scene before her, she was dumbfounded. After a long while, she finally looked at Duan Ling Tian as she said, “What a ruthless method!”
“What? Do you want me to let her go?” Duan Ling Tian retorted as he smiled nonchalantly.
Subsequently, the air began to stir, and a crack appeared in the air before a gigantic stone tablet flew out and landed on the ground. He looked at Wang Fei Xuan and urged her, “Go on! It’s time for us to head to the next destination after you’re done memorizing this Divine Ability. If I’m not mistaken, it should be a high-grade movement Divine Ability!”
High-grade movement Divine Ability?
Upon hearing his words, Wang Fei Xuan was reminded of the speed the woman had displayed earlier. It was obvious the woman’s speed was incompatible with her strength. At that time, she had also suspected the woman had cast a movement Divine Ability.
After she heard Duan Ling Tian’s words, she realized the Divine Ability she was about to obtain was most like the same one the woman had cast earlier.
When Wang Fei Xuan extended her Divine Consciousness into the stone tablet, the information about the Divine Ability contained in it surged into her mind.
“Movement Divine Ability, the Thousand Illusory Shadows!” At this moment, she also learned the name of the Divine Ability she was about to obtain. She became even more excited as she continued memorizing the information. She discovered this movement Divine Ability, the Thousand Illusory Shadows, was indeed a high-grade Divine Ability. Moreover, the Divine Ability was cultivated by a woman. This would allow her to yield twice the result with half the effort.
This was a movement Divine Ability that was tailored for a woman!
In other words, after she had broken through to the Divine Saint Stage in the future, comprehending and mastering this Divine Ability would be easier for her than an ordinary Divine Ability since she was a woman.
Naturally, this did not mean this Divine Ability could only be cultivated by a woman. It was just that if women cultivated it, they would yield twice the result with only half the effort. If a male cultivated it, he would only yield half the result with twice the effort.
As an Intermediate Refined Saint Stage Martial Cultivator, it only took Wang Fei Xuan a day and a night to memorize the information about the Thousand Illusory Shadows on the stone tablet. She only needed to wait until she had broken through to the Divine Saint Stage in the future to comprehend and master its profundity with all her might in order to cast it in the future.
The scene before Duan Ling TIan’s eyes flickered for a moment before he discovered he had returned to the place before he entered the location of the Divine Ability Relic.
He was not surprised by this since he had already experienced similar situations multiple times.
“Let’s go!” Since they had already come out, Wang Fei Xuan must have already memorized the Divine Ability. For this reason, the first thing Duan Ling Tian did was to call out to her to leave and head to the location of the Divine Ability Relic that he had discovered.
At this moment, only twenty days remained until they would be forcefully sent out of the Saint Martial Secret Zone.
It would depend on their luck how many Divine Ability Relics they would be able to find in these twenty days. Naturally, apart from luck, efficiency played a vital role as well. For this reason, Duan Ling Tian did not waste any time and instantly urged Wang Fei Xuan to leave as soon as she regained her senses.
Duan Ling Tian was in the lead as Wang Fei Xuan followed closely behind him. The latter flew as fast as she could while the former intentionally slowed down in consideration of the latter.
Wang Fei Xuan’s gaze was extremely complex when she stared at Duan Ling Tian’s back as she followed behind him.
‘It’s obvious the speed he displayed earlier has surpassed the speed of a powerhouse at the peak of the Refined Saint Stage. His speed is already on par with an Early Eminent Saint Stage powerhouse!” As the Young Miss from a fourth-rate force, the Tyrannic Saber Mansion, naturally, her experience was not limited. She had seen the speed of many Early Eminent Saint Stage powerhouses before.
For this reason, she was almost certain when Duan Ling Tian was helping her to pass the final trial to obtain the Divine Ability Relic earlier, the speed he displayed was on par with an Early Eminent Saint Stage powerhouse.
“Although the woman’s cultivation base was only at the peak of the Refined Saint Stage, her speed was extremely fast when she cast the Thousand Illusory Shadows. Her speed was comparable to the speed of an Early Eminent Saint Stage powerhouse. However, under such circumstances, he was still able to kill her. It must be because his speed is not inferior to hers!” Wang Fei Xuan muttered to herself as her unfocused gaze zeroed in on Duan Ling Tian. “Don’t tell me h-he has broken through again, and he’s an Early Eminent Saint Stage powerhouse now?”
Her heartbeat quickened when she thought about this.
“Wait a minute!” However, Wang Fei Xuan soon felt that it was not possible for the fellow in front of her to have made another breakthrough since he had just broken through to the peak of the Refined Saint Stage not too long ago. At that time, it had caused a commotion not only in the Heaven Palace but the entire Mystical Sky Mansion. “No matter how monstrous or how ridiculously high his innate talent is, it’s still impossible for him to break through two stages from the Master Refined Saint Stage in such a short period of time! B-But, if he hasn’t made a breakthrough, why is his speed so fast?”
Wang Fei Xuan was utterly baffled.
In the end, she could not help but ask, “Y-You have already broken through to the Eminent Saint Stage, right?”
“Are you talking to me?” Duan Ling Tian turned around and looked at her.
“Of course! There are only the two of us here. Did you think I was talking to myself?” Wang Fei Xuan retorted. Her grave expression eased up slightly as soon as he spoke.
“No.” When Duan Ling Tian learned the question was meant for him, he shook his head. “I haven’t broken through to the Eminent Saint Stage yet.”
How much he wished that he had broken through to the Eminent Saint Stage so that he could comprehend, cultivate, and master the various Divine Abilities he had obtained.
“You haven’t broken through to the Eminent Saint Stage, but your speed is at the Early Eminent Saint Stage?” Wang Fei Xuan glared at him. “How did you do it?”
“Will you believe me if I tell you that I’ve already mastered a movement Divine Ability?” Duan Ling Tian asked with a smile.
“Tsk!” Wang Fei Xuan glanced at him as she said scornfully, “Do you think I’m only three years old? You haven’t broken through to the Divine Saint Stage, but you’ve already mastered a Divine Ability? What a joke!”
Duan Ling Tian only smiled and no longer gave an explanation. He was deceiving her anyway.
The reason his speed was at the Early Eminent Saint Stage was mainly due to his Sun True Origin. However, the Sun True Origin was undoubtedly a huge secret. Not only did it involve Elder Huo, but it also involved the Celestial Supreme Treasure, the Seven Treasures Exquisite Pagoda in his possession.
‘I haven’t searched for any materials to repair the Seven Treasures Exquisite Pagoda for a long time now… After I leave the Saint Martial Secret Zone, I’ll borrow the Mystical Sky Mansion’s force to search for the materials needed to repair the fourth level of the Seven Treasures Exquisite Pagoda as soon as I can!’ The moment Duan Ling Tian thought of the Seven Treasures Exquisite Pagoda, he immediately made up his mind.
To him, repairing the fourth level of the Seven Treasures Exquisite Pagoda was something very important. This was because the cultivation environment would better. Apart from that, according to Elder Huo, the time spent in the fourth level of the Seven Treasures Exquisite Pagoda would be even slower than the third level.
Eight days inside the fourth level of the Seven Treasures Exquisite Pagoda would only equal to a day outside. It was much more efficient than the third level of the Seven Treasures Exquisite Pagoda.
Naturally, this was not the biggest benefit.
Once the fourth level of the Seven Treasures Exquisite Pagoda was fully repaired, he would be able to safeguard his life further when faced with danger since he could enter the Seven Treasures Exquisite Pagoda to escape. In Duan Ling Tian’s opinion, this was a bigger benefit than the former.
A person only had one life, and this rule applied to Duan Ling Tian as well. This was why he valued his life so much. In other words, he was afraid of death.
Apart from a few true crazy people in this world, was there anyone who was not afraid of death?
As one’s cultivation base and strength increased, this would also mean one had sacrificed more as well. For this reason, one would undoubtedly value one’s own life.
However, this did not mean Duan Ling Tian valued his own life above everything else.
If it was him in his past life, perhaps, he would value his life the most. However, in this current life, it was no longer the case. In this current life, he had family and friends. These people were more than worthy for him to sacrifice his life for them.
There was no doubt the Sun True Origin in Duan Ling Tian’s body was one of his biggest secrets, he did not plan to explain further so he looked at Wang Fei Xuan and changed the topic. He asked, “The Divine Ability you obtained must be the movement Divine Ability the woman had cast earlier, right?”
“That’s right!” A smile appeared on Wang Fei Xuan’s face immediately when she heard Duan Ling Tian mentioning the Divine Ability she obtained. “The Divine Ability I obtained is the movement Divine Ability the woman had cast.”
“What’s it called?” Duan Ling Tian asked curiously.
“The Thousand Illusory Shadows!” Wang Fei Xuan answered.
“The Thousand Illusory Shadows?” Duan Ling Tian raised an eyebrow as he recalled the battle between him and the woman. He remembered the afterimages that appeared when the woman made her move. “That movement Divine Ability does indeed live up to its name.”
After a long while, Duan Ling Tian brought Wang Fei Xuan to the location of the Divine Ability Relic that he had discovered.
Before they entered, Wang Fei Xuan looked at Duan Ling Tian and asked, “What grade do you think the Divine Ability contained in this Divine Ability Relic is?”
“I have no idea.” Duan Ling Tian shook his head.
“If you really haven’t yet explored it, I think it has to be a low-grade Divine Ability,” Wang Fei Xuan teased him as she cheekily batted her eyelashes.
“Please don’t jinx it! The Divine Ability here belongs to me, you know.” Duan Ling Tian glared at her. Somehow, he had become much more casual with Wang Fei Xuan. It was as though both of them were old friends.