Chapter 1819: Gu Li, Divine Saint Stage !
Translator: EndlessFantasy Translation Editor: EndlessFantasy @Translation
Zhu Lu Qi was aware of his own capabilities. Although he has broken through to the Intermediate Exemplary Saint Stage, there were still a lot of people in the Lower Province of the Dao Martial Saint Land who could defeat him.
Put aside the Quintessential Saint Stage Watchers from the Upper Province of the Dao Martial Saint Land, leaders from quasi-third rate forces like the Azure Cloud Mansion and Mountainshade Black Market were strong powerhouses who could easily kill him! It was said that both of their cultivation bases were already at the peak of the Exemplary Saint Stage!
Apart from both of them, there were also other leaders of quasi third-rate forces, including Mansion Master Meng Qing of Mystical Sky Mansion. The weakest among them was at the Mastery Exemplary Saint Stage.
Other than that, there were also elite figures such as the Deputy Leader of Mountainshade Black Market, Feng Bu Yi, who was a powerhouse at the Intermediate Exemplary Saint Stage. People like him were merely a step away from breaking through to the Mastery Exemplary Saint Stage. At this moment, he was not a match for them at all.
“Feng Bu Yi… I’ve also broken through to the Intermediate Exemplary Saint Stage. The day I break through to the Mastery Exemplary Saint Stage will be the day you die!” There was a vicious glint in Zhu Lu Qi’s eyes. The reason he had decided to cultivate the Devouring Dark Devil Technique was to seek revenge from Feng Bu Yi!
As time passed, Zhu Lu Qi gradually calmed down. “It’s not beneficial for me to act at this time. I’ll have to lay low for a while. I’ll focus on my martial tactics and Divine Ability!”
The Divine Ability Zhu Lu Qi mentioned was the Divine Ability contained in the Devouring Dark Devil Technique. The Divine Ability was not a useless low-grade Divine Ability. Even Xu Jing was not certain of what it was because only powerhouses above the Divine Saint Stage could comprehend and cultivate it.
Soon after, Zhu Lu Qi also left the western area of the Lower Province of the Dao Martial Saint Land.
Meanwhile, news about the appearance of the Devouring Dark Devil Technique began to spread further and further. Eventually, most of the people in the Lower Province of the Dao Martial Saint Land had heard about it.
“The Devouring Dark Devil Technique? What’s a Devouring Dark Devil Technique?”
As news of the Devouring Dark Devil Technique spread, the technique became even more famous. Not many people knew of its existence prior to this.
After all, it had been a long time since the Devouring Dark Devil Technique was famous. Currently, those in the know were mostly people from stronger forces that still had people who lived through that era.
“The Devouring Dark Devil Technique is cultivated by devouring young women’s vital energies and blood? It would be even better if it’s a virgin? Moreover, the corpses of the young women would turn into dried corpses?”
As details of the Devouring Dark Devil Technique spread, the Lower Province of the Dao Martial Saint Land fell into chaos and panic. Young women, in particular, wished they could dig themselves a hole to hide in since they were the primary targets of Devil Cultivators who were cultivating the Devouring Dark Devil Technique!
Since the Lower Province of the Dao Martial Saint Land was in a state of panic, it was only natural that quasi third-rate forces and fourth-rate forces caught wind of this.
“Does Zhu Lu Qi really intend on becoming like the Devil Cultivator who cultivated the Devouring Dark Devil Technique back then and become the public’s enemy?” Many high-ranking officials from fourth-rate forces began to curse.
“I’m lucky enough to have met Mansion Master Meng Qing of Mystical Sky Mansion once. He’s an extremely righteous person… I don’t understand how a scum like Zhu Lu Qi even appeared in the Mystical Sky Mansion!” Many quasi third-rate forces’ high-ranking officials said.
Quasi third-rate forces stood at the peak of the Lower Province of the Dao Martial Saint Land. Naturally, after they had learned about this matter, there was no way they could ignore it since chaos and panic had already descended in the Lower Province.
“Even if Zhu Lu Qi has cultivated for two years, he won’t be that strong yet even though he’s cultivating the Devouring Dark Devil Technique… We must kill him before he grows too strong! If we can’t kill him before then, a lot of lives will be lost in the Lower Province of the Dao Martial Saint Land’,” one of the leaders from a quasi third-rate force said. He was determined to kill Zhu Lu Qi.
At the same time, leaders from other quasi third-rate forces began to order powerhouses from their sects to head to the secluded areas in the western side of the Lower Province of the Dao Martial Saint Land. Even fourth-rate forces joined in to help as well.
Although many of the current powerhouses in the Lower Province of the Dao Martial Saint Land were not around during the chaotic time when the Devil Cultivator who had cultivated the Devouring Dark Devil Technique first appeared, they knew how terrifying a Devil Cultivator who cultivated the Devouring Dark Devil Technique was from records in their sects.
Back then, the Devil Cultivator who cultivated the Devouring Dark Devil Technique had relied on his cultivation base at the peak of the Exemplary Saint Stage and killed several powerhouses at the peak of the Exemplary Saint Stage when he was surrounded by them. This included many Mastery Exemplary Saint Stage powerhouses as well. Even then, he managed to escape eventually.
The Mystical Sky Mansion had sent two of its Guardians. As for Mansion Master Meng Qing, he had to stay in the mansion to guard the Mystical Sky Mansion.
Not long after the two Guardians of Mystical Sky Mansion left, Meng Qing, who was pacing back and forth in the garden with a frown on his face, felt a gust of wind on his face.
Subsequently, an ancient figure appeared before him. It was an old man with only one arm.
If Duan Ling Tian was around, he would be able to identify him as the old man who guarded the Heaven Palace’s Spirit Pool. He was also the master of Guardian Gu Ci Yun and the Grand Master of Duan Ling Tian’s senior brother, Gu Li.
“Senior Uncle.” When Meng Qing saw the old man, he did not dare to dally and immediately greeted him with a bow even though he was the Mansion Master of Mystical Sky Mansion.
The old man standing before him was his master’s senior brother after all! He was the most senior member in the Mystical Sky Mansion!
The seemingly pleasant old man’s eyes gleamed coldly as he said, “Mansion Master, there’s no need for you to be so courteous… I’m here to ask for a favor. Please allow me to leave the Mystical Sky Mansion so I can look for Zhu Lu Qi and personally kill him!”
“Senior Uncle, the two Guardians will deal with this matter… It’s not necessary for you to personally make a move.” Meng Qing smiled wryly.
It was not that he doubted the old man’s strength. It was just that he could not bear the thought of the old man still working for the sake of the Mystical Sky Mansion even at such an old age.
“Mansion Master, that brat, Zhu Lu Qi, had cultivated by my side for quite some time… Although we’re not master and disciple, I feel it’s my responsibility to clean up this mess!” The old man insisted.
“There’s no reason for me to reject your request if you’re so determined, Senior Uncle… However, do take your strength into consideration. It has been two years since Zhu Lu Qi cultivated the Devouring Dark Devil Technique without any restraint. He has probably broken through to the Intermediate Exemplary Saint Stage!” Meng Qing said. He could not help but remind the old man.
“What? Is Mansion Master doubting this old man’s strength and thinks that this old man’s weaker than that brat, Zhu Lu Qi?”
As the old man spoke, a powerful aura surged out from his body and shrouded Meng Qing. Meng Qing’s expression changed immediately. He had a delighted expression on his face. “Senior Uncle, you… You’ve made a breakthrough?!”
Meng Qing only saw the back of the old man in response to his question.
In the Mystical Sky Mansion’s Heaven Palace.
A figure moved rapidly away from the direction of the main residence and arrived at the platform halfway up the mountain of Heaven Palace in just a blink of an eye. He stood in front of an independent courtyard. The figure was none other than Gu Li.
“What are all of you all doing, sneaking around Junior Brother Ling Tian’s residence?” Gu Li asked in a low voice as he raised his hand. The air stirred as an invisible energy harshly picked up the people hidden in the surroundings and threw them on the ground.
The people who were thrown on the ground were disciples from the Zhao Clan in the Mystical Sky Mansion. All of them were suppressed by the powerful invisible energy to the point that they were throwing up blood.
“Divine…Divine Saint Stage!” One of the Mystical Sky Mansion’s disciples from the Zhao Clan whose cultivation base was higher suddenly changed his expression. When he looked at Gu Li once again, it seemed as though he had seen a ghost. “Gu Li, you… Y-you’ve broken through to the Divine Saint Stage?”
“Zhao Dong, as it turns out, you’re worthy of being ranked number 5 on the Mystical Sky Ranking… You can actually tell that I’ve made a breakthrough,” Gu Li said as he glanced indifferently at the Mystical Sky Mansion’s disciple from Zhao Clan.
The Mystical Sky Mansion’s disciple from Zhao Clan who had spoken earlier was ranked fifth on the Mystical Sky Ranking. He had broken through to the peak of the Eminent Saint Stage recently.
For this reason, he could instantly tell Gu Li had broken through to the Divine Saint Stage.
Although he had just broken through to the peak of the Eminent Saint Stage, it would not be easy for other powerhouses at the peak of the Eminent Saint Stage to injure him!
Only powerhouses at the Divine Saint Stage or above were capable of injuring him so easily. That was why it did not take him long to figure out that Gu Li had broken through to the Divine Saint Stage!
“D-divine Saint Stage?!” The other Mystical Sky Mansion’s disciples from Zhao Clan almost fainted when they heard Zhao Dong’s words.
A Divine Saint Stage powerhouse was strong enough to crush them with just his pinky alone!
“Senior Brother Gu Li, congratulations…” At this moment, the door to a room opened up. Following that, a handsome young man dressed white walked out slowly. There was a refreshing smile on his face.
“Junior Brother Ling Tian, you finally came out from closed-door cultivation?” Gu Li said in surprise, “I actually came at such a timely manner?”
“I came out from closed-door cultivation half a month ago and was trying to comprehend martial tactics. That’s why I instantly heard what’s happening outside.” The young man who walked out from the room was none other than Duan Ling Tian.
Since he had a disguise on and had changed his identity, Duan Ling Tian no longer only wore purple clothes.
“Junior Brother Ling Tian, what do you want to do with them?” Gu Li asked for Duan Ling Tian’s opinion as he narrowed his eyes while he looked at Zhao Dong and the others.
“Don’t mess with us! Don’t forget that Mystical Sky Mansion prohibits killing in the estate!” Zhao Dong was terrified when he saw Gu Li was looking at him.
The other Mystical Sky Mansion’s disciples from Zhao Clan were looking at Duan Ling Tian pitifully as though they were begging for mercy.
At this moment, they had completely forgotten that they had angered Gu Li because they were spying on Duan Ling Tian.