Chapter 1805: A Mishap!
Translator: EndlessFantasy Translation Editor: EndlessFantasy @Translation
“It doesn’t seem very peaceful here,” Wang Fei Xuan said to Duan Ling Tian as soon as she sensed the presence of the few people lurking in the dark.
“Indeed. It’s not very peaceful.” Duan Ling Tian nodded. He had long sensed those few people, but he just did not point it out.
“They must be from the Zhao Clan. Based on the auras in their bodies, I can tell they’re above the Eminent Saint Stage. Looks like the Zhao Clan is about to make their move on you,” Wang Fei Xuan said solemnly, “You better be careful from now on.” She was worried about uan Ling Tian.
“Don’t worry.” Duan Ling Tian shook his head with a nonchalant expression on his face. “Even if they’re from the Zhao Clan, they won’t dare to openly make a move on me in the Mystical Sky Mansion’s estate. After all, with the rules the Mansion Master of Mystical Sky Mansion had set in place, they won’t be so daring to break the rules for my sake.”
“Well, you have a point, but even a cornered dog will desperately leap over a wall! You must not leave the Mystical Sky Mansion’s estate during this time to avoid any accidents!” Wang Fei Xuan reminded him. Based on her tone, it was as though she was more worried about Duan Ling Tian’s safety than Duan Ling Tian himself.
“Rest assured. I have something I have to do so I don’t have the time to leave the Mystical Sky Mansion’s estate,” Duan Ling Tian replied.
This was the truth.
The reason he came out of closed-door cultivation today was to look for Gu Li to see how many materials that he needed to repair the fourth level of the Seven Treasures Exquisite Pagoda had been found by Gu Li and his father. At the same time, since he had the help from Meng Qing, the Mansion Master of Mystical Sky Mansion, he also wanted to know how many materials they had found.
Meng Qing had given out orders upon orders to help Duan Ling Tian look for the materials, and after these materials were sent back to the Mystical Sky Mansion’s estate, they were all sent to Gu Li before Duan Ling Tian would get it from him.
This was also suggested by Duan Ling Tian to Meng Qing previously.
After all, no matter what, Meng Qing was the Mansion Master of Mystical Sky Mansion. It was impossible for him to personally deal with the matter of gathering Duan Ling Tian’s materials.
For the foreseeable future, Duan Ling Tian had no plans to go out at all.
First, it was because he wanted to send the materials into the Seven Treasures Exquisite Pagoda so that Elder Huo could repair the fourth level of the Seven Treasures Exquisite Pagoda.
Second, it was because he was already on the brink of a breakthrough. He just needed a little more push to successfully break through to the Intermediate Refined Saint Stage!
Once he had broken through to the Intermediate Refined Saint Stage, his strength and ability would rise as well.
Upon hearing that Duan Ling Tian had no time to leave the Mystical Sky Mansion’s estate, Wang Fei Xuan breathed a sigh of relief. At the same time, she could not help but ask, “Where are you heading?”
She could see that Duan Ling Tian was about to leave the Heaven Palace.
“I’m going to the Main Mansion to look for Senior Brother Gu Li,” Duan Ling Tian replied.
“Alright, I won’t disturb you. Go ahead… I should go back and cultivate so that I can break through as quickly as possible!” Wang Fei Xuan nodded. After she bade Duan Ling Tian farewell, she watched until his silhouette had disappeared from her sight before she finally regained her senses. She had a dazed look in her eyes.
“What a blockhead! ” After she looked away, she felt a little frustrated and threw a little tantrum. “I wonder how he managed to pursue his two fiancées and his girlfriend? Don’t tell me they were the ones who pursued him?”
Wang Fei Xuan stomped her feet before she returned to her residence.
The moment she left, the few Mystical Sky Mansion’s disciples from the Zhao Clan lurking in the dark immediately flew in the direction where Duan Ling Tian was headed and followed him from afar.
“Oh, they’re following me now?” Duan Ling Tian immediately sensed the few ‘tails’ behind him. He frowned slightly but did not bother with them.
If a fight broke out, he would not be at a disadvantage. However, he would not be able to teach them a serious lesson as well since the rules in Mystical Sky Mansion stated there would no killings or cripplings of disciples in the Mystical Sky Mansions’ estate.
Whoever violated the rule would be severely punished!
“He’s not leaving the estate?” When they saw Duan Ling Tian entering the Main Mansion and had no intention of leaving the Mystical Sky Mansion’s estate, they were disappointed.
Although their spirits were slightly dampened, they still followed him from afar. Only when he had gone to the northeast side of the Main Mansion that they finally came to a halt.
“Isn’t that where Guardian Gu’s residence is located?”
“Gu Li lives there as well.”
“I’ve long heard that Ling Tian has a close relationship with Gu Li. Looks like he doesn’t have any intention of leaving the Mystical Sky Mansion after coming out from closed-door cultivation. He merely came here to look for Gu Li.”
The Mystical Sky Mansion’s Guardian, Gu Ci Yun, was someone who was on equal footing with Zhao Ji, the leader of their Zhao Clan. Even if their courage were multiplied by a hundred, they would not dare to go near Guardian Gu’s residence.
After waiting for a long time, Duan Ling Tian still did not come out so a few people began to leave.
Meanwhile, news of Duan Ling Tian coming out of closed-door cultivation swept through the Zhao Clan like a hurricane.
The entire Zhao Clan was in a commotion.
Naturally, Duan Ling Tian was unaware of all of this.
At this moment, he had just taken the Spatial Ring that Gu Li handed over to him.
The things contained in the Spatial Ring were the materials that the entire Mystical Sky Mansion helped him to gather. These were the material needed to repair the fourth level of the Seven Treasures Exquisite Pagoda.
“Junior Brother Ling Tian, if it wasn’t for Mansion Master’s help, just me and my father alone won’t be able to gather one-tenth of the materials inside in such a short time.” After Gu Li passed the Spatial Ring to Duan Ling Tian, he sighed emotionally.
“No matter what, I still need to thank you, Senior Brother Gu Li. That’s right, Senior Brother Gu Li! Where’s Uncle Gu? Why haven’t I seen him?” Since the beginning, Duan Ling Tian did not see Gu Ci Yun at all.
“My father has just gone out some time ago. He should be back in a few days time. Why? Are you looking for him?” Gu Li asked.
“No.” Duan Ling Tian shook his head. “It’s just a casual question. Oh, yeah, Senior Brother Gu Li, how’s your cultivation base progressing?”
Duan Ling Tian changed the topic.
Gu Li had told him before that he would leave the Mystical Sky Mansion once he had broken through to the Divine Saint Stage and leave the Lower Province of the Dao Martial Saint Land and carve a place for himself in the Upper Province.
Currently, Gu Li’s cultivation base had already reached the peak of the Eminent Saint Stage, and he was merely a step away from the Divine Saint Stage.
“It’s still the same… I think I’ll need almost two years before I can make a breakthrough.” Gu Li smiled. “Junior Brother Ling Tian, hurry up and break through to the Eminent Saint Stage. At that time, since you also plan to look for your master in the Upper Province, we can accompany each other. Since I’m with you, you can go to the Upper Province before you break through to the Divine Saint Stage. How’s that?”
“Of course!” Duan Ling Tian smiled and nodded. If he was given another two years time, and he was able to grasp another opportunity or two to enter the Spirit Pool, it would not be difficult for him to break through make to the Eminent Saint Stage.
It was also because Gu Li had no idea Duan Ling Tian’s cultivation base was merely at the Early Refined Saint Stage. Otherwise, he would have been very shocked.
Everyone in the Mystical Sky Mansion, including Gu Li, thought Duan Ling Tian was at the peak of the Refined Saint Stage and that he was only a step away from the Eminent Saint Stage.
Now that he had promised Gu Li to go to the Upper Province of the Dao Martial Saint Land, Duan Ling Tian felt a slight pressure.
For this reason, he soon bade Gu Li farewell and returned to his residence. As soon as he returned to his room, he entered the Seven Treasures Exquisite Pagoda and threw the Spatial Ring that was filled with materials to Elder Huo. “Elder Huo, these are the materials needed to repair the fourth level of the Seven Treasures Exquisite Pagoda. This is only the first batch. There will be more coming in the future so please don’t hesitate to use them all.”
Duan Ling Tian believed that since the entire Mystical Sky Mansion was helping him to look for the materials, other than a few rate materials, he would be able to obtain the remaining materials. As for those rare materials, it would have to depend on his luck.
After Elder Huo took the materials away, he quickly went to repair the fourth level of the Seven Treasures Exquisite Pagoda. Duan Ling Tian, on the other hand, also returned to the third level to continue his cultivation.
Perhaps, it was due to pressure from the promise he made with Gu Li, it only took Duan Ling Tian ten days to successfully break through to the Intermediate Refined Saint Stage!
Ten days inside the Seven Treasures Exquisite Pagoda was equivalent to two days outside.
After he had broken through to the Intermediate Refined Saint Stage, the Sun True Origin in Duan Ling Tian’s body turned stronger as well. It was currently comparable to the True Origin of an ordinary Intermediate Eminent Saint Stage powerhouse.
As Duan Ling Tian continued to cultivate, he encountered an obstacle.
At this moment, he took out the Jasper Celestial Sword and further comprehend the profundity of the Supreme Sword Dao Mental Cultivation Method, the Sword Shadowed Heart, through the Jasper Celestial Sword.
The Sword Shadowed Heart, the second stage of the Sovereign Heart Sword, also began to turn stronger as he slowly inched toward the third stage.
“It has already been a month now… Don’t tell me he plans to go into closed-door cultivation again?” Meanwhile, the disciples from the Zhao Clan waiting outside of Duan Ling Tian’s door felt as though they were about to go crazy.
“Is Ling Tian even human? He just came out from closed-door cultivation, and now he’s going into closed-door cultivation again! Could it be that he did not encounter any obstacles at all when he cultivates?” Many Zhao Clan progeny’s disciples were slightly speechless.
Their aim was to lure Ling Tian out of the Mystical Sky Mansion’s estate and then kill him.
However, Ling Tian was always in closed-door cultivation. No matter how many plans they came up with in their minds, they could not do anything at all. They could only wait for Ling Tian to come out of his closed-door cultivation before they could proceed to the next step.
Time passed by quickly in a blink of an eye.
A few months had gone by, and it had already been a year since Duan Ling Tian joined the Mystical Sky Mansion.
From the day Duan Ling Tian entered closed-door cultivation until now, he had no intention of coming out yet.
The group of Zhao Clan’s disciples who were eager to contribute to this meritorious deed was burning with anxiety. However, there was nothing they could do at all.
At this moment, a piece of shocking news quickly spread from the Main Mansion to the ears of the Mystical Sky Mansion’s high-ranking officials. This, naturally, only referred to those who at least held the positions of Vice Mansion Masters.
“What is going on?!” In the secret underground room, the face of Meng Qing, the Mansion Master of Mystical Sky Mansion, was expressionless as he looked at the empty stone bed. However, the people present on the scene could tell from his tone how furious he was.
“Where’s Palace Master Zhu?” At the same time, one of the Vice Mansion Masters of Mystical Sky Mansion noticed that only the Palace Master of Heaven Palace, Zhu Lu Qi, was not present.
“Who’s supposed to be on duty?” Meng Qing asked in a deep voice.
“It seems to be Palace Master Zhu…” Another Mystical Sky Mansion’s Vice Mansion Master replied.