Chapter 1800: Going To Gu Ci Yun For Help
Translator: EndlessFantasy Translation Editor: EndlessFantasy Translation
“Moreover, even if they manage to break through to the Quintessential Saint Stage, they could make a move if its for defense purposes. For example, if someone in the sect they control has bad intentions, they can still make a move as long as they are not more than a hundred years old,” Gu Li said.
“Erm… Senior Brother Gu Li, you just said that Quintessential Saint Stage powerhouses are not allowed to make their moves in the Lower Province, right? You didn’t say they’re allowed to make a move if it’s for defensive purposes…” Duan Ling Tian was baffled by the rules that the first-rate forces from the Upper Province of the Dao Martial Saint Land had set for Quintessential Saint Stage powerhouses in the Lower Province.
“Indeed, an ordinary Quintessential Saint Stage powerhouse wouldn’t be allowed to make his move even if it’s for defense purposes. However, there are some exempted cases as well. Quintessential Saint Stage powerhouses below 100 years old in the Lower Province are not allowed to take the initiative to make their moves, but they have a right to make a move if it’s for defense purposes. Moreover, someone below the age of 100 who breaks through to the Quintessential Saint Stage will usually be recruited by the Watchers into the first-rate forces in the Upper Province of the Dao Martial Saint Land that they are in respectively,” Gu Li continued to say, “It’s precisely because of this, the Quintessential Saint Stage powerhouses below the age of 100 have some special rights in the Lower Province. If they forge a good connection with the Watchers, the Watchers might even turn a blind eye if they take the initiative to make a move as long as they don’t go overboard.”
Upon hearing that, Duan Ling Tian smiled wryly as he shook his head.
It looked like no matter where it was, having connections would make things easier.
“The Leader of the Mountainshade Black Market and the Mansion Master of the Azure Cloud Mansion are both below 100 years old?” At the same time, this information finally sank into Duan Ling Tian’s mind.
“Yes.” Gu Li nodded with an expression of admiration. “Whether it’s the Leader of the Mountainshade Black Market or the Mansion Master of the Azure Cloud Mansion, both of them have the potential to enter the Quintessential Saint Stage before they reach 100 years old. Such monsters are extremely rare in the Lower Province of the Dao Martial Saint Land.”
Entering the Quintessential Saint Stage before 100 years old?
Even Duan Ling Tian could not help but feel astonished.
Although he was confident he could enter the Quintessential Saint Stage before 100 years old or even before 50 years old, he was only confident because he possessed the Seven Treasures Exquisite Pagoda. The time flow in the third level of the Seven Treasures Exquisite Pagoda’s was five times slower than the outside world after all, and this was only the third level of the Seven Treasures Exquisite Pagoda!
Once the fourth level of the Seven Treasures Exquisite Pagoda had been repaired, the time flow inside would be eight times slower than the outside world!
In other words, one day outside would equal to eight days in the fourth level of the Seven Treasures Exquisite Pagoda. Moreover, according to Elder Huo, the cultivation environment in the fourth level of the Seven Treasures Exquisite Pagoda was much more powerful than the third level.
Once the fourth level was repaired, his cultivation base would definitely be able to rise rapidly.
‘The faster I can finish repairing the fourth level of the Seven Treasures Exquisite Pagoda, the faster I can break through to the Eminent Saint Stage and comprehend the Divine Abilities… At that time, I’ll have some ability to protect myself when I head to the Upper Province of the Dao Martial Saint Land.’
The moment Duan Ling Tian thought of this, he quickly looked at Gu Li and changed the topic, “Senior Brother Gu Li, I have one favor to ask of you.”
“Junior Brother Ling Tian, there’s no need to be polite with me. Just tell me anything, and as long as it’s within my ability, I, Gu Li, will do it for you even if I have to leap into a boiling cauldron or a blazing fire!” Gu Li pledged solemnly.
Duan Ling Tian felt touched upon hearing his words. “Well, there’s no need for you to leap into a boiling cauldron or a blazing fire. I only need your help in looking for some materials, Senior Brother Gu Li. If it’s convenient, I’d also like you to speak to Guardian Gu for me. With Guardian Gu’s connections, I’m sure it’ll be more efficient to search for those materials.”
“Senior Brother Ling Tian, you’re being too polite. What do you mean by convenient or not! Come, follow me and see that old man of mine now! Even if he’s in the midst of closed-door cultivation, I’ll call him out for you!” Gu Li reassured Duan Ling Tian as he slapped his chest.
“There’s no need for that.” Duan Ling Tian quickly shook his head.
Gu Li chuckled before standing up and motioning to him. “Junior Brother Ling Tian, let’s go! Let’s go meet my old man! He returned at the same with me so I don’t think he has entered closed-door cultivation yet. Moreover, he has been wanting to meet you. It’s just that he hasn’t had a chance to.”
Under Gu Li’s lead, Duan Ling Tian soon met with Gu Ci Yun. The latter even came out to welcome him, causing him to be overwhelmed by this unexpected favor.
“You’re Ling Tian? You’re indeed an elite powerhouse.” When Gu Ci Yun saw him, he smiled. He did not have the arrogant manner expected of a Guardian from the Mystical Sky Mansion. “Come in and have a seat!”
Gu Ci Yun was mainly so nice to Duan Ling Tian because he was his son’s friend.
In fact, his son did not have many friends in the Mystical Sky Mansion, particularly a friend like Duan Ling Tian whom he could open his heart to. He only had one friend like that, and it was Duan Ling Tian.
The other reason was due to the meritorious deed that he had given his son.
This matter of discovering the Young Mansion Master of Rising Sky Mansion cultivating a Devil Dao Cultivation Method was extremely important and significant to the Mystical Sky Mansion. For this reason, the Lord Mansion Master had even personally praised his son and gave their Gu Clan many rewards.
By reason and by right, he had no reason to dislike Duan Ling Tian.
“Please, Guardian Gu.” Duan Ling Tian felt overwhelmed by this unexpected honor. He did not act arrogantly or rashly. Instead, he maintained the manner of a junior when faced with Gu Ci Yun.
Upon seeing this, Gu Ci Yun felt at ease in his heart. It seemed like his son had found a good friend.
Naturally, he did not show the arrogance of a senior even when Duan Ling Tian maintained the manner of a junior. From the beginning until the end, he was very enthusiastic. He treated Duan Ling Tian like a kind and amiable elder.
Gu Ci Yun personally poured a cup of tea for Duan Ling Tian as he said with a smile, “Ling Tian, you don’t have to address me as Guardian Gu in the future when we’re alone. Since you’re Gu Li’s friend, you can just call me Uncle Gu.”
“Uncle Gu.” Duan Ling Tian was not someone who would stubbornly cling to traditional rules and ideas so he did not reject this. Instead, his respect toward Gu Ci Yun had risen a few notches. He felt he was an elder worthy of respect.
Seeing how Duan Ling Tian and Gu Ci Yun was so courteous with each other, Gu Li who was standing at the side became impatient and said bluntly, “Father, this is the first time Junior Brother Ling Tian and I came to look for you. Other than wanting to meet you, he also wants to ask a favor from you to search for some rare materials.”
“Oh?” Upon hearing his words, Gu Ci Yun looked at Duan Ling Tian immediately. “Little Tian, I wonder what materials that you need my help to search for?”
After a few rounds of conversations, the way Gu Ci Yun addressed Duan Ling Tian had changed and became more intimate.
“Uncle Gu, the materials I need are all here.” With a raise of his hand, Duan Ling Tian took out a drawing sheet that had many drawings of the materials he needed. Not only that, but there were also some descriptions at the side. He had prepared this during his free time when he was not in closed-door cultivation.
“Uncle Gu, please use your connections to help me search for these materials. As for how many Saint Stones you need, just give me a number later.” However, the moment his words left his mouth, Duan Ling Tian did not expect to see both Gu Ci Yun and Gu Li’s expressions to turn grave.
After a while, he began to realize he had said the wrong thing.
As expected, Gu Li looked at him and solemnly said, “Junior Brother Ling Tian, although we don’t know each other for a long time, what matters the most is sincerity and the way we treat each other. In my heart, I’ve already long regarded you as a best friend of many years whom I can open my heart to. Don’t you think it’s a little too courteous of you to mention Saint Stones?”
“Little Tian, Uncle Gu has no lack of Saint Stones! To be honest, if you’re not Li’er’s best friend, I wouldn’t have helped you no matter how many Saint Stones you brought.” Gu Ci Yun also made himself clear.
“Uncle Gu, Senior Brother Gu Li, I’m wrong regarding this matter. I apologize.” Duan Ling Tian quickly apologized. He had already realized his mistake earlier. However, since the words had been said, it could not be taken back. All he could do was quickly mend this situation.
Upon hearing Duan Ling Tian’s words, Gu Ci Yun and Gu Li’s expressions eased up immediately.
Gu Ci Yun glanced at the drawing paper in his hand before he said to Duan Ling Tian, “I’ll make multiple copies of this drawing and use my connections to search for them. However, there are some materials on this paper that even I have never seen before. For this reason, I can’t guarantee that I’ll be able to find all of them.”
Although he wanted to help Duan Ling Tian to gather all these materials, he did not dare to guarantee it since he had not even seen some of the material on the paper.
“I understand. Just do your best, Uncle Gu.” Duan Ling Tian nodded. He did not expect Gu Ci Yun to find all the materials.
According to Elder Huo, some of the materials were also quite rare even in the Devata Realms.
Now that the issue regarding the materials needed to repair the fourth level of the Seven Treasures Exquisite Pagoda was dealt with, Duan Ling Tian finally was able to calm his mind and cultivate.
As for the Young Mansion Master of Rising Sky Mansion, Xu Jing, and the Devil Dao Cultivation Method he had cultivated, he did not ask about it. He was not interested at all.
Although he was not interested, it did not mean other people would think so.
A month later, Duan Ling Tian was summoned by Meng Qing, the Mansion Master of the Mystical Sky Mansion.
Although this was his second time meeting Meng Qing, the first time he met him was with a group of people. However, today, it was only him so the feeling was very different.
Despite the difference in feeling, he was not nervous at all.
“Mansion Master.” Duan Ling Tian took the initiative to greet Meng Qing who was sitting at the Main Hall. Just like before, he did not address him with the title ‘Lord’.
Meng Qing did not fuss over this matter as well. After he motioned for Duan Ling Tian to sit with a smile, he said without beating around the bush, “Ling Tian, it’s all thanks to you that our Mystical Sky Mansion learned that Xu Jing had cultivated a Devil Dao Cultivation Method that contains the Soul Congregation technique!”
“Is this the reason you summoned me here, Mansion Master?” Duan Ling Tian could not help but feel astonished.
“Not entirely,” Meng Qing shook his head before saying, “I heard you learned about Xu Jing cultivating the Devil Dao Cultivation Method that contains the Soul Congregation technique from your Senior Brother, Li Feng. Moreover, your Senior Brother Li Feng has already gone to the Upper Province to look for your master. I’m sure your Master must know that Xu Jing had cultivated a top-tier Devil Dao Cultivation Method, right?”