Chapter 1833: Liar?
Translator: EndlessFantasy Translation Editor: EndlessFantasy Translation
“It’ll only be convenient for me to state my reason after I meet with Mansion Master Duan.” Duan Ling Tian smiled at the Decurion.
He was still being very careful and did not reveal his identity rashly before he reached the Azure Cloud Mansion’s estate. Moreover, even if he revealed his identity, they might not even believe him! In fact, not many people in the Azure Cloud Mansion knew their Mansion Master had a son. If he said that he was the Young Mansion Master of Azure Cloud Mansion, the others would probably think he was a liar and send him flying away from this place.
Duan Ling Tian who was eager to see his family did not want to meet any more obstacles. For this reason, he was being extremely careful.
“In that case, I’ll get someone to report this. However, I’ll need your name if I’m going to report this. Who are you and which force are you from?” The Decurion nodded and asked again.
The Decurion’s expression turned grave immediately when he saw Duan Ling Tian did not respond for a long time. “Why? Don’t tell me it’s not convenient for you to reveal your identity as well?”
“Decurion, I have a keepsake here, and please ask your man to show it to your Mansion Master. If your Mansion Master still refuses to see me, you can throw me out. How about that?” Duan Ling Tian replied as he took out the exquisite jade box his cheapskate father left behind for him.
Naturally, the exquisite jade box had been empty since a long time ago.
The Decurion of the Black Armored Army and the other nine emotionless-looking Black Armored Guards could not help but feel stunned when they saw Duan Ling Tian taking out a keepsake.
Anyone who could produce a keepsake must have a close-knit relationship with the Mansion Master of their Azure Cloud Mansion if he was truly not playing around. Someone like that was not someone they could afford to offend.
The Decurion’s tone was modest when he spoke again, “Please wait a moment, sir.”
In his opinion, based on this person’s actions from the beginning, it did not seem like he was trying to play a joke on them. Moreover, who would dare to come to the Azure Cloud Mansion to play a joke?
After politely taking the exquisite jade box with both of his hands, the Decurion carefully passed the jade box to one of the Black Armored Guards, “Go and bring this keepsake to the Lord Mansion Master immediately. Say it’s from a guest who came from afar!”
“Yes, Lord Decurion!” The Black Armored Guard who took the jade box replied politely and quickly prompted the wild beast below him to head to the deeper part of the Crouching Dragon Lake.
At the same time, only Duan Ling Tian and the nine Black Armored Guards were left on the scene.
Duan Ling Tian stood at the same spot and shut his eyes to attain mental composure while waiting for the Black Armored Guard’s messenger to return.
The Decurion and the other eight Black Armored Guards, on the other hand, stood by the side. They did not even dare to breathe loudly.
Based on how calm the person standing before them was, he appeared even more mysterious. They were quite certain he must have a close-knit relationship with the Mansion Master of the Azure Cloud Mansion. For this reason, they had to be careful as well.
In their opinion, the Mansion Master of their Azure Cloud Mansion was someone that had their utmost respect! He was like their God.
Anybody who had a close-knit relationship with their Lord Mansion Master was not somebody they should treat rudely.
Meanwhile, the Black Armored Guard took Duan Ling Tian’s exquisite jade box and requested to see the Lord Mansion Master of Azure Cloud Mansion. Everything went quite smoothly for him.
Naturally, he did not get to meet the Mansion Master. Not only that, but he had not even seen the Mansion Master of their Azure Cloud Mansion before.
In the Azure Cloud Mansion, only the group of high-ranking officials in the Azure Cloud Mansion had seen their Lord Mansion Master before.
Among the 1,000 people in the Black Armored Army, only eleven Centurions were qualified to meet their Lord Mansion Master.
To other people with lower ranks, their Lord Mansion Master was a mysterious person. Not only that, but even his whereabouts were a mystery.
It was precisely because of this, the image of the Mansion Master of Azure Cloud Mansion was mysterious and noble in the eyes of the people with lower ranks in the Azure Cloud Mansion.
“Elder Rong!” At the entrance to the Main Hall of a suspended island, the Black Armored Guard bowed to an old man respectfully.
This old man was the right arm of the Mansion Master of their Azure Cloud Mansion. His position was only inferior to the Mansion Master in the Azure Cloud Mansion.
Even the Captain of their Black Armored Army, Lord Leader, would have to bow respectfully when he saw this old man.
Elder Rong was Rong Yuan. He looked at this Black Armored Guard and smiled as he asked, “Somebody wants to meet Lord Mansion Master?”
All Azure Cloud Mansion’s members knew Elder Rong was a friendly elder. He did not act arrogantly no matter who it was he met.
Even so, the Black Armored Guard was still a little overwhelmed by the unexpected kindness. “Elder Rong, there’s a young man who trespassed into the Crouching Dragon Lake, and it just so happened to be the area under our watch. For this reason, our Decurion brought us to stop him. He said he knows Lord Mansion Master and even took out a keepsake. He said Lord Mansion Master would want to see him after he has seen this,” the Black Armored Guard spoke and took out the exquisite jade box that Duan Ling Tian had given him.
Rong Yuan was baffled when he saw this ordinary exquisite jade box. After he took that jade box, he studied it again, but he could not see anything special about the jade box.
“Wait here for a moment while I take this jade box to the Lord Mansion Master,” Rong Yuan said to the Black Armored Guard before he brought the jade box into the Main Hall.
The Black Armored Guard stood ramrod straight outside and waited quietly.
Time continued to pass by quietly.
After about 15 minutes, Rong Yuan came out. However, his expression was a little grave.
Upon seeing his grave expression, the Black Armored Guard’s heart jolted as an ominous feeling rose in his heart. “Don’t tell me that… that person is actually toying us and the Lord Mansion Master of our Azure Cloud Mansion? Isn’t he afraid of death?!”
“Lord Mansion Master doesn’t recognize this old jade box. Not only that, but that person must be a liar who’s pretending to be Lord Mansion Master’s acquaintance! Tell this to your Decurion, and he’ll know what to do next!” Rong Yuan left angrily with a wave of his sleeve.
“That fellow… It’s still okay if he merely toys with us, but to think he actually dares to toy with Lord Mansion Master! Damn him!” The Black Armored Guard’s expression was extremely grim. When he made his way back, it was as though he was given a booster shot as flew as fast as he could. It did not take him long to reach the border of the Crouching Dragon Lake.
“You’re back.” Duan Ling Tian who sensed the movement opened his eyes immediately as a smile appeared on his face.
The moment he thought of how he would get to see his mother, fiancée, his child, and his cheapskate father soon, he was extremely happy.
However, when he saw the grave expression on the Black Armored Guard’s face and the angry gaze that was trained on him, his heart jolted. ‘There seems to be something wrong with the situation! It’s not possible! That exquisite jade box is left behind by my cheapskate father in the Cloud Continent. He should be able to recognize this with just a glance!’
At the same time, the Decurion also learned they had been deceived. His expression turned grim immediately.
“How dare you! To think that you actually dare to play around with our Azure Cloud Mansion! You’re seeking death!” When the Decurion looked at Duan Ling Tian once again, his gaze was piercing. The politeness from before had completely disappeared. He was eager to cut Duan Ling Tian into multiple pieces.
“Play around?” Duan Ling Tian’s expression turned horrified.
He? Play around?
What was going on?
Duan Ling Tian explained to the Decurion and looked at the Black Armored Guard who went to report this at the same time as he asked, “Decurion, is there a misunderstanding? I’m very certain there’s no problem with my keepsake, and the Mansion Master of your Azure Cloud Mansion should be able to recognize it as well. I would like to ask this person, did you personally pass the jade box to the Mansion Master of your Azure Cloud Mansion?”
“Humph! I personally handed the jade box to Elder Rong, and he personally handed it over to Lord Mansion Master… Elder Rong has said that Lord Mansion Master doesn’t recognize this broken jade box at all! And you are just a liar who pretends that you know Lord Mansion Master at most!” The Black Armored Guard snorted coldly.
“Elder Rong?” Duan Ling Tian frowned before it eased up. “Then that’s right! The problem must lie with Elder Rong. How about this? Bring me to see the Mansion Master of your Azure Cloud Mansion. Once I see him, the truth will definitely come out. How about it? If I’m a liar, there’s no need for you to do anything since your Mansion Master will kill me immediately!”
“The problem must lie with Elder Rong?” Upon hearing his words, the ten Black Armored Guards, including the Decurion, looked at Duan Ling Tian with a gaze that turned even colder. It even contained a hint of terrifying killing intent.
In the Azure Cloud Mansion, who did not know that Elder Rong was the spokesperson for Mansion Master?
However, this person dared to say the problem lay with Elder Rong?
Would somebody who knew their Mansion Master even say such words?
“Kill!” The Decurion said coldly as the ever-ready nine Black Armored Guards began to move.
They were like wolves that had not eaten or drunk for ten days as they charged at him.
The nine black figures charged out in unison. From afar, it was like a flood of black current sweeping across the sky.
Boom! Boom! Boom! Boom! Boom!
As the sounds of air explosion resonated in the air, the nine Black Armored Guards left the wild beasts they were riding one by one and cast all sorts of attacks.
Energies with a myriad of colors fused together and charged toward Duan Ling Tian. Each and every strike was aimed at his vital points as though they were trying to kill him in a blow.
Duan Ling Tian did not expect these Black Armored Guards would be so barbaric. He had merely voiced out an assumption, and they had already pounded at him like rabid dogs. This rendered him speechless.
Was this Elder Rong their father? He could not even criticize him at all?
One must admit that this small team of ten Black Armored Guards was quite powerful.
Apart from the Decurion who did not make a move, the weakest among the nine people was at the Intermediate Eminent Saint Stage. Six of them were at the Intermediate Eminent Saint Stage while three of them were at the Mastery Eminent Saint Stage.
However, this was not enough to pose a threat to him. He could easily dodge all their attacks. His body moved gracefully. It was obvious he did not feel pressured at all.
“The peak of the Eminent Saint Stage?!” When the Decurion saw how Duan Ling Tian had easily dodged the joint attacks of his nine underlings, he narrowed his eyes immediately. Vast True Origin began to roil in his body, ready to surge out at any time.