Chapter 1809: Pseudo Realm
Translator: EndlessFantasy Translation Editor: EndlessFantasy Translation
“A little bit more.” Duan Ling Tian who was in the midst of closed-door cultivation suddenly opened his eyes. He sighed deeply as he left the Seven Treasures Exquisite Pagoda with just a thought.
Currently, his cultivation base was merely a step away from the Mastery Refined Saint Stage!
The obstacle had appeared when he was so close to his breakthrough so he needed to find a perfect opportunity to overcome it.
At the same time, he asked Elder Huo, “Elder Huo, have you finished using the materials?”
“I’ve finished using them long ago,” Elder Huo replied, “The materials you gave me previously is like a drop of water in a bucket in the process of repairing the fourth level of the Seven Treasures Exquisite Pagoda. You’ll need to search for more materials if you want to repair the fourth level.”
“Don’t worry, there are many materials coming after this,” Duan Ling Tian replied, “I’ll go and get some for you now.”
Currently, it had been almost six months since he had entered closed-door cultivation. However, it had been a whole two years in the third level of the Seven Treasures Exquisite Pagoda.
During these two years, not only did Duan Ling Tian managed to stabilize and strengthen his cultivation base at the Intermediate Refined Saint Stage, but he had also managed to make further progress and was only a step away from breaking through to the Mastery Refined Saint Stage.
When he opened his room door and walked out of it, he realized there were still a few people lurking in the dark and watching him.
“The people from Zhao Clan still haven’t given up?” Duan Ling Tian frowned, but it soon eased up. He ignored those people and went to the Main Mansion all alone to look for Gu Li.
Naturally, the people from Zhao Clan followed closely behind him.
“Damn it! He has been in closed-door cultivation for so long. Now that he has come out, he still doesn’t intend to leave.” When a few of the Mystical Sky Mansion’s disciples from the Zhao Clan saw Duan Ling Tian had no intention of leaving the Mystical Sky Mansion after he came out of closed-door cultivation, they began to curse. It was as though it was a crime that Duan Ling Tian did not leave the Mystical Sky Mansion’s estate.
News of Duan Ling Tian coming out of closed-door cultivation quickly spread to the elders and disciples of Zhao Clan.
The originally gloomy atmosphere in Zhao Clan vanished immediately as a commotion broke out. Each of them was eager to make their moves.
Naturally, Duan Ling Tian was unaware of all of this.
At this moment, he had arrived at Gu Ci Yun’s residence.
“Uncle Gu.” This time, Duan Ling Tian met Gu Ci Yun first.
“You’re here, Little Tian.” Gu Ci Yun smiled when he saw Duan Ling Tian. However, Duan Ling Tian could sense some abnormalities in his eyes.
“Uncle Gu, is there something you’re worried about?” Duan Ling Tian asked, confused.
When Gu Ci Yun heard Duan Ling Tian’s question, he only sighed and did not say anything.
“Father, Junior Brother Ling Tian is not an outsider so what if you tell him? Besides, he was the one who provided us with information about the Devouring Dark Devil Technique in the first place,” Gu Li said as he suddenly appeared.
Gu Ci Yun nodded. “You tell Little Tian then.”
Gu Li told Duan Ling Tian what had happened, and Duan Ling Tian finally understood why Gu Ci Yun was laden with anxiety.
“The Palace Master of our Heaven Palace rescued Xu Jing?”
“The reason he rescued Xu Jing is to obtain the Devouring Dark Devil Technique that Xu Jing cultivated? He was afraid the Devouring Dark Devil Technique would be exposed as an inhumane and barbaric Devil Dao cultivation method, and he wouldn’t be able to cultivate it anymore. Therefore, he acted so recklessly?”
“The reason he had acted so recklessly is to seek revenge from Feng Bu Yi, the Deputy Leader of Mountainshade Black Market?”
After Duan Ling Tian learned about what had happened, he could not help but smile wryly. “It seems like Palace Master Zhu can’t forget what happened half a year ago!”
Half a year ago, Zhu Lu Qi was humiliated by the Deputy Leader of Mountainshade Black, Feng Bu Yi. Duan Ling Tian had seen this clearly since he was standing nearby.
He understood Zhu Lu Qi’s feelings completely. He must have much preferred to die instead.
Due to this reason, Duan Ling Tian was not entirely surprised when he found out Zhu Lu Qi had taken such a huge risk out of desperation to cultivate the Devouring Dark Devil Technique.
“Palace Master Zhu’s master is Grand Master’s little junior brother so Palace Master Zhu could also be considered as part of my father’s clan. Usually, he would even address my father as senior brother,” Gu Li explained.
Upon hearing that, Duan Ling Tian finally understood Gu Ci Yun’s anxiety.
“Palace Master Zhu is indeed foolish! If he cultivates the Devouring Dark Devil Technique, who knows how many people he’ll have to harm? By the way, Uncle Gu, do you know what kind of inhumane deeds one has to commit to cultivate the Devouring Dark Devil Technique?” Duan Ling Tian looked at Gu Ci Yun when he reached the end of his sentence.
“It’s said that to cultivate Devouring Dark Devil Technique, one has to devour the vital energies and blood from young women. It’ll be able to raise one’s cultivation base significantly. Young women whose vital energies and blood are devoured will turn into dried corpses,” Gu Ci Yun’s eyes gleamed coldly as he said with a growl, “If Zhu Lu Qi really cultivates the Devouring Dark Devil Technique, I’ll personally kill him when I see him!”
“Devouring the vital energies and blood of young women and causing them to turn into dried corpses?” Although Duan Ling Tian knew the cultivation method of the Devouring Dark Devil Technique would be inhumane, he was shocked when he found out the specific detail to cultivate the technique. At the same time, his expression turned grave as well.
“What a cruel Devil Dao cultivation method!” His eyes flashed coldly. He felt Devil Cultivators who cultivated the Devouring Dark Devil Technique were even worse than animals!
“Does this mean Xu Jing will most likely heal now that he has been rescued?” Duan Ling Tian muttered to himself as his eyes narrowed and glinted coldly.
Xu Jing, the Young Mansion Master of Rising Sky Mansion, was someone he was eager to kill.
Initially, he thought Xu Jing would definitely die this time around. It did not cross his mind that Zhu Lu Qi would rescue him.
“Before Palace Master Zhu left, he left a message saying he’ll kill Xu Jing once he has obtained the Devouring Dark Devil Technique,” Gu Li replied, “Although Palace Master Zhu’s action is hard to accept, we could tell from the message he left behind that he’s forced into a corner. He didn’t mean to betray the Mystical Sky Mansion.”
“He deserves death if he cultivates the Devouring Dark Devil Technique!” Gu Ci Yun growled.
Kill Xu Jing?
Upon hearing Gu Li’s words, Duan Ling Tian remained nonchalant.
Since Xu Jing had successfully found a way to provoke Zhu Lu Qi into rebelling and rescuing him, he must have some tricks up his sleeve. He would not easily pass the complete Devouring Dark Devil Technique to Zhu Lu Qi. For this reason, he did not think that Zhu Lu Qi would be able to kill Xu Jing.
It was not that Zhu Lu Qi was not strong enough to kill Xu Jing. However, Xu Jing would most likely use the Devil Dao Cultivation Method, the Devouring Dark Devil Technique, and come up with multiple ways to stop Zhu Lu Qi from killing him.
“Xu Jing, I’ll definitely kill you when I see you next time!” Duan Ling Tian muttered to himself as his eyes flashed piercingly.
Duan Ling Tian took a deep breath and regained his composure as he looked at Gu Li. “Senior Brother Gu Li, how many materials have you gathered for me?”
“All the materials you want are in here.” Gu Li took out a Spatial Ring and handed it over to Duan Ling Tian.
After Duan Ling Tian performed the Blood Ownership Claim on the Spatial Ring and looked into it, he was slightly taken aback.
The materials in the Spatial Ring were ten times more compared to the materials he received previously.
Duan Ling Tian was only slightly taken aback because he had gone into closed-door cultivation for half a year. It was not difficult for the Mystical Sky Mansion to gather the materials during that period of time.
Duan Ling Tian felt grateful toward Gu Ci Yun, his son, and the Mansion Master of Mystical Sky Mansion.
After he obtained the materials, he bade farewell to Gu Ci Yun and his son before returning to his residence.
As soon as he returned, he immediately sent the materials into the Seven Treasures Exquisite Pagoda to Elder Huo. “Elder Huo, the materials inside this Spatial Ring are ten times more compared to the previous time. However, the two rarest materials haven’t been found yet. Is it possible that these two materials don’t exist here?” Duan Ling Tian had an anxious expression and a wry smile on his face when he reached the end of his sentence.
“Not necessarily,” Elder Huo’s voice resonated, “Don’t forget you’re currently in the Lower Province of the Dao Martial Saint Land. If I’m not mistaken, the Upper Province should be a pseudo realm. Although it’s a pseudo realm, the surrounding there is much better compared to the Lower Province, and there are better materials there. These two materials might not exist in the Lower Province, but it doesn’t mean that they don’t exist in the Upper Province.”
This term stuck in Duan Ling Tian’s mind, and he asked Elder Huo, “What’s a pseudo realm?” This was his first time hearing there was a pseudo realm or something in this world.
“The pseudo realm is a realm that can’t be considered as a realm. It’s difficult for me to explain this. All you need to know is a pseudo realm is a standalone realm that’s formed by a chaotic space. The environment in a pseudo realm is usually good as well. It’s not only good for cultivation but for various things as well,” Elder Huo replied, “If I’m not mistaken, the Upper Province of the Dao Martial Saint Land must be a pseudo realm that emerged not too long ago. After the pseudo realm appeared, all the elite powerhouses from the Dao Martial Saint Land must have moved there, but due to the limit in resources, the forces and people that are much weaker in the Dao Martial Saint Land remained behind. And thus, the Lower Province of the Dao Martial Saint Land is created because of this.”
Judging from Elder Huo’s tone, it seemed as though he had personally experienced this.
Duan Ling Tian nodded even though he was still confused.
What chaotic space? Why did it become chaotic and form a standalone realm?
As for what a realm was, Elder Huo had explained before that it was a world separated by a barrier.
Earth, where he came from, was a planet in a mundane realm.
As for the world he was currently living in, it was also one of the planets in the mundane realm. In this mundane realm, there might be thousands and thousands of different planets in it.
‘I wonder whether Earth is also in this mundane realm?’ Duan Ling Tian did not know why this thought suddenly popped up in his mind.