Chapter 1817: Zhao Ji is at the Mastery Eminent Saint Stage!
Translator: EndlessFantasy Translation Editor: EndlessFantasy Translation
“Ling Tian, we came here because we hope you’ll remain in the Mystical Sky Mansion and work for the Mystical Sky Mansion!” Faced with Duan Ling Tian’s blunt question, Meng Qing did not beat around the bush as he said, “As long as you’re willing to stay, the Mystical Sky Mansion will spare no efforts in nurturing you in the future. All of the cultivation resources will be given to you without any reservation. Not only that, but I can also announce you’ll be the next Mansion Master of Mystical Sky Mansion!” Meng Qing’s tone was filled with certainty when he spoke.
The moment his words left his mouth, the group of Mystical Sky Mansion’s high-ranking officials shifted their attention to Duan Ling Tian in unison.
Their eyes were filled with anticipation and longing.
As long as this young man was willing to make a pledge to the Mystical Sky Mansion, the mansion would definitely rise to a higher level in the future and become a powerful force equal to both the Mountainshade Black Market and the Azure Cloud. If they could witness such a scene while they were alive, they would die with no regrets!
Upon hearing Meng Qing’s words, Duan Ling Tian and Gu Li were not too surprised since they had already guessed this beforehand. Wang Fei Xuan, on the contrary, was dumbstruck even though she had just regained her senses not too long ago.
It did not cross her mind that a group of high-ranking officials led by Lord Mansion Master would come to look for Duan Ling Tian and persuade him to stay.
“What are you standing there for? Hurry up and agree to it!” When Wang Fei Xuan saw Duan Ling Tian did not respond after a long time, she began to feel anxious on his behalf.
In her opinion, based on Meng Qing’s promise, it was more than enough to prove the sincerity of the Mansion Master and the Mystical Sky Mansion. There was no way Duan Ling Tian would reject them since they were so sincere.
Unfortunately, she was destined to be wrong in regard to this matter.
“Mansion Master, Vice Mansion Masters, and all Elders…” Duan Ling Tian took a deep breath and glanced at everyone, including Meng Qing. After a moment of silence, he continued to say, “I appreciate your good intentions. However, I’ve already promised my master I’ll head to the Upper Province of the Dao Martial Saint Land to look for him. It’s impossible for me to remain in the Mystical Sky Mansion.”
Gu Li was not surprised when he heard Duan Ling Tian’s words since he knew the Mystical Sky Mansion was strong enough to be a fit for his junior brother. By right, his junior brother’s stage should be at the Upper Province of the Dao Martial Saint Land.
Meng Qing was not surprised as well since he had long anticipated this outcome. The reason he had come was to make the group of Mystical Sky Mansion’s high-ranking officials dismiss their ideas.
Wang Fei Xuan was dumbfounded.
The Mystical Sky Mansion’s high-ranking officials were dumbfounded as well.
Wang Fei Xuan did not expect Duan Ling Tian would reject this offer.
Among the group of Mystical Sky Mansion’s high-ranking officials, the majority of them was certain Duan Ling Tian would agree to it while there was a minority who was not certain. Although they were uncertain if he would agree to it, they did not expect Duan Ling Tian would immediately reject them.
Based on his words, it was apparent there was no room for discussion at all!
“Hurmph! If it wasn’t for the Mystical Sky Mansion who took you in and allowed you to enter the Heaven Palace’s Spirit Pool in the first place, would you even achieve so much today?”
There were good and bad people among the Mystical Sky Mansion’s high-ranking officials. Due to this, some of them understood Duan Ling Tian’s decision while most of them could not understand his decision and began to rebuke him.
Upon hearing these, Duan Ling Tian merely shook his head and smiled.
If the Mystical Sky Mansion did not take him in, he would not have his achievements today?
If it was not for the fact that he entered the Heaven Palace’s Spirit Pool, he would not have his achievements today?
There were so many Mystical Sky Mansion’s disciples and there were also many who entered the Heaven Palace’s Spirit Pool. Even then, did any of them possess strength at the Intermediate Eminent Saint Stage at his age?
Duan Ling Tian would achieve great things even if he did not join the Mystical Sky Mansion.
He had always felt grateful toward the Mystical Sky Mansion. Whether it was the Heaven Palace’s Spirit Pool, the Saint Martial Secret Zone or even how Mansion Master Meng Qing and Guardian Gu Ci Yun had helped him to search for all kinds of materials needed for the fourth level of the Seven Treasures Exquisite Pagoda.
Although he felt grateful, he did not plan to remain in the Mystical Sky Mansion out of gratitude.
There were still some matters he needed to attend to!
It was inevitable that some things would be delayed. He would, naturally, repay the favor he owed the Mystical Sky Mansion in the future, but he would not agree to Meng Qing in regards to this.
Due to Duan Ling Tian’s rejection, he and the group of Mystical Sky Mansion’s high-ranking officials parted on a sour note.
Meanwhile, the news of this matter had spread in the Mystical Sky Mansion like a hurricane, sending the people into an uproar.
“Ling Tian is just too ungrateful!”
“Tsk tsk… If he’s willing to remain in the Mystical Sky Mansion, not only would the Mystical Sky Mansion spare no efforts in nurturing him, but Lord Mansion Master would even make him the next Mansion Master. However, he still rejected it!”
“I really have no idea what’s going through his mind. If I were him, I’ll definitely agree to it immediately!”
Similar discussions could be heard everywhere in the Mystical Sky Mansion. All of them felt Duan Ling Tian was being ungrateful.
Duan Ling Tian, on the other hand, chose to ignore this matter.
In the Main Mansion of Mystical Sky Mansion, there was a huge palace. It was the residence of Guardian Zhao Jin.
Currently, Zhao Jin was with his son, Zhao Deng.
“Father, we can’t allow Ling Tian to live! With his innate talent, he’ll definitely bring calamity to our Zhao Clan!” Zhao Deng said as his eyes flashed coldly.
“If he had agreed to Lord Mansion Master’s offer today, perhaps, I might fear him a little. However, I can’t believe he had foolishly rejected it!” Zhao Jin smirked. “Father, since he has already made up his mind to leave the Mystical Sky Mansion, why don’t we just kill him on the day he decides to leave since he has no intention of leaving the Mystical Sky Mansion’s estate at the moment?” Zhao Deng suggested as his body emitted killing intent.
“If he remains here until the day he leaves the Mystical Sky Mansion, we won’t have any other choice anyway!” Zhao Jin replied.
Even he did not dare to act recklessly In the Mystical Sky Mansion’s estate.
This was because if he made his move in the Mystical Sky Mansion’s estate, it would be instantly discovered by Mansion Master Meng Qing and Guardian Gu Ci Yun since their Divine Consciousness could easily monitor the state of affairs in every corner of the Mystical Sky Mansion’s estate with the help of the Formations enveloping the Mystical Sky Mansion’s estate.
Due to this reason, no one dared to recklessly kill in the Mystical Sky Mansion’s estate unless they no longer wanted to live!
Meanwhile, Duan Ling Tian was unaware that Zhao Jin and his son, Zhao Deng, had made up their minds to kill him on the day he planned to leave the Mystical Sky Mansion’s estate if he did not leave the mansion for the time being!
At this moment, Duan Ling Tian had gone back to the Seven Treasures Exquisite Pagoda to cultivate and comprehend the Sovereign Heart Sword. He would leave the Seven Treasures Exquisite Pagoda and his residence when he reached a bottleneck to look for Gu Li and Wang Fei Xuan to chat idly or discuss Martial Dao and Divine Abilities.
Apart from that, a steady flow of materials was also being sent to Elder Huo.
With Elder Huo repairing the fourth level of the Seven Treasures Exquisite Pagoda, there was no doubt he worked fast.
Time flew by quickly. In just a blink of an eye, a year had passed.
Naturally, the one year that had passed was in the outside world.
On the other hand, five years had passed in the third level of the Seven Treasures Exquisite Pagoda.
During these five years, Duan Ling Tian’s cultivation base also made a leap in progress.
He was only half a step away from comprehending the third stage of the Sovereign Heart Sword.
During this one year, Duan Ling Tian was not the only one whose progress had made a leap.
In the west of the Lower Province of the Dao Martial Saint Land, in a place far away, two people’s cultivation bases were advancing at an extremely fast speed. Their speed was far greater than Duan Ling Tian’s cultivation speed in the third level of the Seven Treasures Exquisite Pagoda!
The cultivation method of these two men was not the orthodox method. They did not cultivate by absorbing the Heaven and Earth Spirit Energy. Instead, their cultivation method required many young women. Naturally, the effect would be better if these young women were virgins!
The young women whom they used in their cultivation were turned into dried corpses. The commotion caused by them was not small at all. However, it was only contained to a certain area and did not spread out.
This was because anyone who had seen the dried corpses or searched for these young women were covertly killed by them.
The two people cultivating in this area were none other than Zhu Lu Qi, the former Palace Master of the Mystical Sky Mansion’s Heaven Palace, and Zhao Ji, the grandson of the current Guardian of Mystical Sky Mansion and the son of one of its Vice Mansion Masters.
Zhao Ji laughed heartily as he stood up from the dense bushes. He was completely naked, and a dried corpse lay by his feet.
Upon closer inspection, one would be able to tell the dried corpse belonged to a young woman. If one paid even closer attention and saw the puddle of blood between the dried corpse’s legs, one would be able to tell the young woman was a virgin.
“Mastery Eminent Saint Stage… I’ve finally broken through to the Mastery Eminent Saint Stage!” Zhao Ji stopped laughing as his attention turned to his cultivation base.
A year had gone by, and his cultivation base had broken through to the Mastery Eminent Saint Stage in one go from his cultivation base that was only close to breaking through to the Mastery Refined Saint Stage!
This was all thanks to the Devouring Dark Devil Technique
In this one year, countless young women were turned into dried corpses by him. He had successfully achieved all this with the help of the vital energies and blood of young women.
The former him would not have even dared to dream that he would be able to progress so quickly!
‘Although I’ve broken through to the Mastery Eminent Saint Stage, I still might not be able to win Ling Tian! After all, he was already at the Intermediate Eminent Saint Stage a year ago! Continue! I must continue to cultivate!’ The moment Zhao Ji thought of Duan Ling Tian, he felt as though a bucket of cold water had been poured on him. It woke him up from his daydream, sending shivers up his spine.
“Zhao Ji!” Just as Zhao Ji was about to search for his next target, an old voice sounded before a figure materialized before him.
“Palace Master Zhu.” Upon seeing the figure, Zhao Ji chuckled. “I’ve already broken through to the Mastery Eminent Saint Stage. How’s your progress? Have you broken through to the Intermediate Exemplary Saint Stage?”
Half a year ago, Zhu Lu Qi’s cultivation base at the peak of the Divine Saint Stage had successfully broken through to the Early Exemplary Saint Stage that he dreamed off with the help of the Devouring Dark Devil Technique. After that, he had continued to cultivate and progress as well.
“A little bit more.” Zhu Lu Qi shook his head. “I’ll need another three months at least!”