Chapter 1824: A Storm is Brewing
Translator: EndlessFantasy Translation Editor: EndlessFantasy Translation
“Those from the Zhao Clan who were at the Divine Saint Stage or above shouldn’t even think about leaving the Mystical Sky Mansion’s estate?”
Wang Fei Xuan did not doubt Gu Li’s words. After all, he was the son of Guardian Gu Ci Yun. He could ask for help from many powerhouses to assist him in stopping the people from Zhao Clan at the Divine Saint Stage or above from leaving. What surprised her was Gu Li only planned to stop those at the Divine Saint Stage or above from leaving. Gu Li’s actions proved that Ling Tian was not afraid of powerhouses below the Divine Saint Stage!
“Y-you… You’ve broken through to the peak of the Refined Saint Stage?” Wang Fei Xuan asked in shock as she looked at Duan Ling Tian.
She had asked because she already knew Duan Ling Tian’s True Origin was special. Duan Ling Tian’s strength at the peak of the Refined Saint Stage was comparable to powerhouses at the peak of the Eminent Saint Stage!
“Yes.” Duan Ling Tian nodded.
“How fast!” Wang Fei Xuan felt really demotivated.
Duan Ling Tian and her cultivation bases were at the Intermediate Refined Saint Stage two years ago. However, he had already broken through to the peak of the Refined Saint Stage while she had barely reached Mastery Refined Saint Stage. Her actual cultivation base was still at the Intermediate Refined Saint Stage.
Comparisons were the worst!
“Fast?” It seemed like Duan Ling Tian disagreed with Wang Fei Xuan’s words.
Although it was only two years in the outside world, nearly seven to eight years had passed inside the third level of the Seven Treasures Exquisite Pagoda.
He spent seven to eight years and had merely progressed from the Intermediate Refined Saint Stage to the peak of the Refined Saint Stage. Duan Ling Tian considered the progress slow!
Naturally, it was not due to his lack of talent, he would have broken through to the Early Eminent Saint Stage if he had cultivated with his usual speed. The reason he did not break through was due to Elder Huo stopping him.
According to Elder Huo, there was no need for him to rush to break through to the Eminent Saint Stage! At the peak of the Refined Saint Stage, he could absorb all the Heaven and Earth Spirit Energy he wanted and turned it into True Origin and merge it with the Golden Crow Wings hidden in his body to strengthen it.
After he had strengthened them for some time, the Golden Crow Wings would transform into the second form!
In the future, when he made a breakthrough to the Eminent Saint Stage, the second form of the Golden Crow Wings would be much faster than the first form of the Golden Crow Wings!
The best time to transform the Golden Crow Wings from the first form to the second form was at the Early Eminent Saint Stage because the True Origin at the Early Eminent Saint Stage would not overwhelm the Golden Crow Wings. It was much more difficult and riskier to do that at the peak of the Eminent Saint Stage. Therefore, the strengthening of the Golden Crow Wing had to be done carefully. It required double the effort and would only yield half the result.
Duan Ling Tian, naturally, did not doubt Elder Huo’s words. Hence, when he reached the point of almost breaking through to the Early Eminent Saint Stage, he decisively stopped his cultivation.
At this moment, his Sun True Origin was comparable to the True Origin of a powerhouse at the peak of the Eminent Saint Stage. He was in no hurry to break through to the Eminent Saint Stage since it was better to strengthen the Golden Crow Wings to build a good foundation for it before he transformed it into its second form.
‘According to Elder Huo, if I break through to the Early Eminent Saint Stage and transform the Golden Crow Wings to its second form, my speed when using the Golden Crow Wings would be comparable to a Mastery Divine Saint Stage powerhouse!’ Duan Ling Tian was thrilled when he thought of this.
One should know that if he broke through to the Early Eminent Saint Stage, without external help, the Sun True Origin in his body would only be on equal footing to a powerhouse at the Early Divine Saint Stage.
However, if he used the second form of the Golden Crow Wings, his speed would be comparable to a Mastery Divine Saint Stage powerhouse. This meant even if he encountered an Intermediate Divine Saint Stage powerhouse, the other party would not be able to catch up to him!
‘The strengthening of the Golden Crow Wings is already at its final stage… It won’t take long before it transforms into its second form. At that time, I don’t have to suppress my cultivation base, and I’ll be able to break through to the Eminent Saint Stage in one go!’ Duan Ling Tian thought to himself excitedly.
The Golden Crow Wings was a Divine Ability that Elder Huo had directly taught him. He did not have to put in much effort to comprehend and cultivate it because Elder Huo had given him the knowledge needed. All he needed to do was to transform the Golden Crow Wings into its different forms. Naturally, it could not be said that he did not need to cultivate it at all, it was just a different way of cultivating Divine Ability.
Duan Ling Tian was filled with expectations for the Golden Crow Wings.
“Are you really confident going against all those below the Saint Stage?” It was obvious Wang Fei Xuan still felt uneasy about this matter.
“Of course!” Duan Ling Tian said with a confident expression on his face.
Currently, the Sun True Origin in his body was no weaker than the True Origin of a powerhouse at the peak of the Eminent Saint Stage. In addition to his extremely strong body and all the other tools he could rely on, he was, naturally, unafraid of everyone below the Divine Saint Stage!
In fact, if he used the Celestial Supreme Treasure, the Jasper Celestial Sword, he might even be able to kill an ordinary Divine Saint Stage powerhouse!
Duan Ling Tian left under the watchful eyes of Gu Li and Wang Fei Xuan. Both of them only looked away when his figure disappeared from their sight.
“Senior Brother Gu Li, do you know where is he going to look for his family?” Wang Fei Xuan asked as she looked at Gu Li. All she knew was Duan Ling Tian planned to reunite with his family. Apart from that, she was completely clueless about everything else.
Not only did she not know that Ling Tian’s actual name was Duan Ling Tian, but she was also unaware that Duan Ling Tian’s family was from the Azure Cloud Mansion, let alone the fact that his father was the current Mansion Master of Azure Cloud Mansion!
“I’m not sure either.” Gu Li shook his head. He would not reveal his junior brother’s background and real identity before he obtained his permission.
After both of them went their separate ways, Gu Li returned to the Main Mansion, and Wang Fei Xuan returned to the Heaven Palace.
Meanwhile, the Mystical Sky Mansion’s elders and disciples from Zhao Clan were eager to make their moves. However, the elders from Zhao Clan at the Divine Saint Stage or above quickly realized they could not leave the Mystical Sky Mansion’s estate at all since they were being monitored and were stopped when they tried to leave!
One of the Mystical Sky Mansion’s elders from Zhao Clan glared at another Mystical Sky Mansion’s elder as he said fiercely, “Kong Xiu, why are you blocking my way?!”
“Zhao Wei, I was entrusted by someone else to do this. You’re not allowed to leave the Mystical Sky Mansion’s estate in the next three days… If you insist on leaving, you’ll have to defeat me first!” Kong Xiu said calmly in the face of Zhao Wei’s anger.
Although Kong Xiu could not be considered as a disciple from the Gu Clan, he did receive Guardian Gu Ci Yun’s favor and kindness. He had always felt grateful toward Gu Ci Yun. Hence, when Gu Ci Yun’s son, Gu Li, requested this of him, he instantly agreed to it.
“You!!” Zhao Wei’s expression turned grim immediately because he knew he was not a match for Kong Xiu.
Meanwhile, similar situations were taking place all over the Mystical Sky Mansion’s estate.
The powerhouses who monitored every elder at the Divine Saint Stage or above from Zhao Clan were stronger than those they were tasked to monitor. It was easy for them to suppress the other party.
“Vice Mansion Master Zhao!” Even Vice Mansion Master Zhao Deng was stopped when he tried to leave.
The person who stopped him was the Palace Master of Yellow Palace, Qian Ping Sheng!
“Palace Master Qian, Gu Li even managed to convince you to help him with his cause?” Zhao Deng’s expression darkened when he saw the person who stopped him was Qian Ping Sheng. A hint of disbelief shone in his eyes. It did not cross his mind the person who would stop him from leaving would be the Palace Master of the Yellow Palace, Qian Ping Sheng.
One should know that the four Palace Masters in the Mystical Sky Mansion were neutral. They did not side with the Gu Clan nor the Zhao Clan.
“I owe Guardian Gu a favor.” Qian Ping Sheng’s reply was simple. “Vice Mansion Master Zhao, I don’t want to fight you… Three days. I won’t stop you if you want to leave after three days!”
“Humph!” Zhao Deng sneered and instantly turned around to return to his residence. He knew clearly that it would be impossible for him to leave the Mystical Sky Mansion with Qian Ping Sheng around.
‘Gu Li, I bet it didn’t even cross your mind that my son’s already at the Early Divine Saint Stage!’ As soon as he turned around, a sinister smile appeared on his face. He inwardly mocked Gu Li for being naive, thinking everything would go smoothly just because he was able to stop the known powerhouses at the Divine Saint Stage or above from the Zhao Clan.
Who would have thought they still had a trick up their sleeves!
‘Currently, Ji’er should’ve already left the Mystical Sky Mansion’s estate and caught up to Ling Tian.’ When Zhao Deng thought of this, his eyes brightened. ‘Ling Tian… Your good days are over!’
Just as Zhao Deng had predicted, it did not cross Gu Li’s mind that Zhao Ji who was merely at the Intermediate Refined Saint Stage almost two years ago had managed to break through to the Divine Saint Stage in less than two years.
If he knew about it, he would have personally monitored Zhao Ji!
Since no one knew Zhao Ji was a Divine Saint Stage powerhouse, he managed to leave the Mystical Sky Mansion without any obstruction.
Previously, there were many famous Mystical Sky Mansion’s disciples from Zhao Clan on the Mystical Sky Ranking that had gone after Duan Ling Tian. They were confident in their strength since they were powerhouses above the Intermediate Eminent Saint Stage!
Almost two years ago, in the Heaven Palace’s Hall of Death, Duan Ling Tian had killed Zhao Kun, displaying his strength at the Intermediate Eminent Saint Stage. That incident had caused Mystical Sky Mansion’s disciples from Zhao Clan who were below the Intermediate Eminent Saint Stage to dismiss the idea of going after him.
What a joke!
A powerhouse at the Intermediate Eminent Saint Stage was not someone they were a match for!
Zhao Dong, who was ranked fifth on the Mystical Sky Ranking, were among the Mystical Sky Mansion’s disciples from Zhao Clan who went after Duan Ling Tian. He was the one whom Gu Li had taught a lesson to a few days ago when Gu Li went to look for Duan Ling Tian.
Zhao Dong had broken through to the peak of the Eminent Saint Stage not too long ago so he was quite strong!