Chapter 1816: Extremely Popular!
Translator: EndlessFantasy Translation Editor: EndlessFantasy Translation
After receiving confirmation from Duan Ling Tian, Wang Fei Xuan was rendered speechless for a moment. She felt that God was extremely unfair!
The young man in front of her whose cultivation base was similar to her did not possess an innate talent that was higher than her, and yet, his strength was comparable to an Intermediate Eminent Saint Stage powerhouse! How was this fair?!
At this moment, Wang Fei Xuan was feeling extremely exasperated. Naturally, she only felt this way because she did not know about Duan Ling Tian’s origin. If she had known Duan Ling Tian came from the Mortal Continent and had reached this stage step by step, she would not have felt this way.
For someone who came from the Mortal Continent to the Dao Martial Saint Land to possess such a cultivation base was not someone she could compare to in regards to innate talent. Moreover, she knew very well that even a top-rated genius from the Upper Province of the Dao Martial Saint Land who grew up in the Mortal Continent since young might not even achieve as much as Ling Tian had!
“Junior Brother Ling Tian, what kind of fortuitous encounter did you have? If I could have one, won’t my strength be comparable to a Divine Saint Stage powerhouse?” Gu Li looked at Duan Ling Tian with bright eyes. He was eager for his True Origin to have an earth-shattering transformation as well.
Upon hearing Gu Li’s words, Wang Fei Xuan’s eyes lit up as well. She stared at Duan Ling Tian intently. It was obvious she was interested in Duan Ling Tian’s fortuitous encounter as well.
“The fortuitous encounter I had was with atype of mysterious Spirit Fruits. After I ate the Spirit Fruits, my True Origin underwent an earth-shattering transformation immediately. I didn’t know how powerful the Spirit Fruits were when I ate it. Ever since then, I’ve not encountered those Spirit Fruits again even though I’ve searched for it. Moreover, after I plucked all of those Spirit Fruits, the tree they grew on began to wilt and die,” Duan Ling Tian lied brazenly. His words snuffed out Gu Li and Wang Fei Xuan’s hope immediately.
“What? There were more than one Spirit Fruit? They were all eaten by you?” Gu Li’s eyes went as wide as saucers. “What a waste of God’s gift! What a waste of God’s gift!”
“You…” Wang Fei Xuan stared at Duan Ling Tian for a long time before she finally said, “What a waste!”
Although Duan Ling Tian’s words were a blatant lie, the words he said were meant to let them know his fortuitous encounter could not be duplicated similar to his real fortuitous encounter.
The Three-legged Golden Crow could only enlighten one person once in their life and bestow the Sun’s Flame attribute to that person’s energy.
Elder Huo had chosen to give it to him.
“Just keep this to yourselves. If other people find out, I’ll be troubled to death by them,” Duan Ling Tian said to remind Gu Li and Wang Fei Xuan.
Since it was a fortuitous encounter that could not be duplicated, other people would not be able to do anything even if they found out. However, there would still be people who would come to him and ask about the characteristics of the Spirit Fruits.
For example, even Gu Li was looking at Duan Ling Tian with gleaming eyes as he asked, “Junior Brother Ling Tian, do you still remember the look and the characteristics of the Spirit Fruit?”
“That Spirit Fruit appeared very ordinary. They looked identical to an ordinary apple. At that time, I thought they were merely apples so I just casually ate them. I didn’t expect they would transform my True Origin in such an earth-shattering way,” Duan Ling Tian answered casually, snuffing out Gu Li’s hope again. Naturally, this included Wang Fei Xuan as well.
Duan Ling Tian did not know that after the news about his Death Duel with Zhao Kun and how he killed Zhao Kun had spread out, it had shaken the high-ranking officials in the Mystical Sky Mansion.
Zhao Kun had broken through to the Eminent Saint Stage just a few days ago. Even then, he was killed by Ling Tian! Moreover, it seemed like the cultivation base he had demonstrated when he killed Zhao Kun was at the Intermediate Eminent Saint Stage at least!
He was not even forty years old, but his cultivation base was already at the Intermediate Eminent Saint Stage.
Such a monstrous genius was more than worthy for Mystical Sky Mansion to spare no efforts in persuading him to remain in the Mystical Sky Mansion.
For this reason, apart from the Zhao Clan and Guardian Gu Ci Yun, the group of high-ranking officials in the Mystical Sky Mansion’s estate had gone to find Meng Qing at the same time.
One of the Vice Mansion Masters of the Mystical Sky Mansion said, “Lord Mansion Master, with Ling Tian’s innate talent, he’ll definitely become someone like Duan Ru Feng from the Azure Cloud Mansion and Dugu from the Mountainshade Black Market… I think we need to persuade him to stay in our mansion. It’ll be worth it even if we have to announce him as the next Mansion Master of Mystical Sky Mansion.”
“I agree as well!”
The group Mystical Sky Mansion’s high-ranking officials present on the scene agreed unanimously.
“I understand what all of you are trying to say. However, Ling Tian has long made it clear that he’ll leave the Mystical Sky Mansion in a few years’ time… For this reason, I’m afraid all your wishes are only in vain.” Meng Qing shook his head. Although he did not have many interactions with Ling Tian, he could see Ling Tian was not someone who would be tempted by the title of Mansion Master of Mystical Sky Mansion.
One of the Mystical Sky Mansion’s elders who was much wiser said, “Lord Mansion Master, Ling Tian only feels this way because he doesn’t have a sense of belonging to our Mystical Sky Mansion. If our Mystical Sky Mansion is willing to spend all our efforts on him and satisfy all his requests, coupled with making him the next Mansion Master, I believe he won’t reject us.”
“No matter what, please give it a try at least, Lord Mansion Master!”
“Lord Mansion Master, Ling Tian’s appearance in the Mystical Sky Mansion is too important. Please persuade him to stay, Lord Mansion Master!”
The group of Mystical Sky Mansion’s high-ranking officials was subtly pressuring Meng Qing.
However, Meng Qing was not unhappy since he knew these Vice Mansion Masters and elders were only doing this for the sake of the Mystical Sky Mansion.
“If Ling Tian is willing to remain in the Mystical Sky Mansion, I don’t see any problem with directly announcing that we’ll make him the next Mansion Master… Since this is the case, all of you please follow me and look for Ling Tian. Let’s tell him about our proposal to see if he’s willing to remain here.” Although Meng Qing felt it was unlikely Ling Tian would remain in the Mystical Sky Mansion even with the favorable conditions, he also knew these Vice Mansion Masters and elders would never give up if they did not personally witness Ling Tian rejecting him. Due to this reason, he decided to bring all of them to look for Ling Tian.
The eyes of the Mystical Sky Mansion’s high-ranking officials present on the scene brightened immediately when they heard Meng Qing’s words.
“You’re wise, Lord Mansion Master!”
“I believe with Lord Mansion Master and our sincerity, Ling Tian will be willing to stay in the Mystical Sky Mansion!”
“Hehe… If Ling Tian is willing to stay in our Mystical Sky Mansion, our Mystical Sky Mansion will become the second Azure Cloud Mansion in several dozens of years at most!”
Previously, the Mountainshade Black Market was a powerful force that was second to none in the Lower Province of the Dao Martial Saint Land. They stood above all the other quasi third-rate forces.
When the Azure Cloud Mansion changed its Mansion Master, it rose to the top and became a force comparable to the Mountainshade Black Market!
Ever since then, there were two tips on the top of the pyramid in the Lower Province of the Dao Martial Saint Land.
The group of Mystical Sky Mansion’s high-ranking officials believed that if Ling Tian was willing to stay in the Mystical Sky Mansion, he would definitely be able to lead the Mystical Sky Mansion to become a force that was comparable to Mountainshade Black Market.
At that time, the Mystical Sky Mansion would become one of the three most powerful sects standing at the peak of the Lower Province with the Azure Cloud Mansion and Mountainshade Black Market!
One must admit the ambition of the Mystical Sky Mansion’s high-ranking officials was indeed very high. Naturally, this was also because they placed high hopes in Duan Ling Tian.
When Meng Qing, the Mansion Master of Mystical Sky Mansion, brought the group of Mystical Sky Mansion’s high-ranking officials to look for Duan Ling Tian, Duan Ling Tian was just about to bid farewell to Gu Li and Wang Fei Xuan.
Upon seeing Meng Qing and the group of people who were making their way over, not only Gu Li and Wang Fei Xuan was stunned, but even Duan Ling Tian was stunned as well.
They quickly regained their senses and bowed respectfully to express their respect. “Good day, Lord Mansion Master, Vice Mansion Masters, and Elders.”
“Mansion Master.” Unlike how courteous Gu Li and Wang Fei Xuan were, Duan Ling Tian merely nodded at Meng Qing as a greeting. As for the others, he regarded them as his equals.
Usually, the group of Mystical Sky Mansion’s high-ranking officials would definitely be infuriated by such a rude Mystical Sky Mansion’s disciple.
However, today, Duan Ling Tian’s rudeness was nothing in their eyes. Not only that, but they even justified Duan Ling Tian’s behavior for him.
‘As expected from someone who’s widely acknowledged as the ultimate genius! What a dignified and unyielding character who refuses to bend to just anyone! If someone like that becomes the Mansion Master of our Mystical Sky Mansion in the future, there’s no need for us to worry the Mystical Sky Mansion wouldn’t rise in the future.’
‘A monstrous genius should have noteworthy conduct and independent character! If he’s the type that goes with the flow of the tide, how’s he any different from those ordinary disciples? Ling Tian is indeed extraordinary!’
‘So young, and he’s already so unyielding. This means he’s extremely confident. Someone like this will definitely become extremely powerful in the future!’
It was fortunate nobody knew of the thoughts running through the minds of this group of Mystical Sky Mansion’s high-ranking officials. Otherwise, all the Mystical Sky Mansion’s disciples would be so furious that they might even throw up blood if they knew about it.
Duan Ling Tian was clearly being rude, but how did he suddenly become a dignified and unyielding character who did not go with the flow of the tide?
Initially, Gu Li and Wang Fei Xuan were worried Duan Ling Tian would offend the group of Mystical Sky Mansion’s high-ranking officials standing behind Meng Qing. However, when they saw that none of the Mystical Sky Mansion’s high-ranking officials was angry, they sighed in relief and thought he was lucky.
However, what happened next completely shocked and amazed them.
“Ling Tian, we’ve met previously when you entered and left the Saint Martial Secret Zone. Do you still remember me?” One of the Mystical Sky Mansion’s Vice Mansion Masters looked at Duan Ling Tian and smiled as he introduced himself
Then, each of the Vice Mansion Masters and elders took turns to introduce themselves to Duan Ling Tian. Their tones were extremely polite. It did not seem like they were speaking to an ordinary disciple at all.
Gu Li and Wang Fei Xuan exchanged a glance. Both of them could see the shock in each other’s eyes.
As the saying went, ‘One would find difficult to beat someone who’s smiling.’
For this reason, Duan Ling Tian smiled in response when he was greeted by the group of Mystical Sky Mansion’s high-ranking officials.
At the same time, Duan Ling Tian looked at Meng Qing and asked, “Mansion Master, I wonder if there’s a reason you and every Vice Mansion Masters and Elders came and looked for me?”
Naturally, he already knew the answer to this although he asked this question out loud.
Wang Fei Xuan still could not guess Meng Qing and the others’ intention, but Gu Li could already guess their intention. For this reason, he had a solemn expression on his face. “I can’t believe Junior Brother Ling’s popularity has already reached such an extremely high level!”