Chapter 1003: Emperor Stage Profundity Fragment!
Translator: EndlessFantasy Translation Editor: EndlessFantasy Translation
In the central area of the Martial Emperor’s secret treasure, two silhouettes walked side by side as they searched every nook and cranny in Qing Feng Palace’s second level.
“I can’t believe there’s nothing at the second level… Don’t you think the Martial Emperor’s too stingy?” A red-clad young man rebuked as he frowned.
In comparison to the red-clad young man, the blue-clad young man next to him remained calm. His eyes were cold, and it seemed like he was not even listening to the red-clad young man.
If there were other people here, they would be shocked to see the two young men since they looked identical.
It was obvious they were the Nangong Twins from Five Element Sect, Nangong Chen and Nangong Yi.
Suddenly, the sound of wind whistling came from above.
Nangong Yi’s expression immediately changed while Nangong Chen extended his hand at lightning speed toward the source of the sound and grabbed something.
“What the hell is that?!” Nangong Yi’s response was slower so he could only look curiously at Nangong Chen.
Nangong Chen’s usually calm face and cold eyes changed drastically when he opened his hands to reveal the object that fell from above. His face was filled with joy, and there was a hint of excitement in his eyes.
“Pro-Profundity Fragment?!” Nangong Yi was stunned. He gulped when he saw the two fragments in Nangong Chen’s hand.
One of the two fragments in Nangong Chen’s hand was surrounded by purple energy while the other one was surrounded by khaki energy.
‘Thunder Profundity Fragment!’
‘Earth Profundity Fragment!’
A familiar yet unfamiliar voice entered the Nangong Twins’ ears before they could snap out of their surprise.
“Congratulations, lucky young men. Somebody activated the fifth level of Qing Feng Palace but didn’t manage to obtain the three Profundity Fragments from my body in time…”
“Therefore, the Inscription Formation I left behind was automatically activated and expelled the two Monarch Stage Profundity Fragments from my body. The fragments were sent to one of the Drop-off Points that was activated at Qing Feng Palace’s fourth level. I’ve set up many Drop-off Points with Inscription Formations at Qing Feng Palace’s fourth level… The Drop-off Points and Inscription Formations would activate as long as someone walks by.”
The Nangong Twins were familiar with the voice that entered their ears.
They recognized the voice of the Martial Emperor who left this Martial Emperor’s secret treasure behind.
Even the palace they were currently in was left behind by that Martial Emperor.
After they listened to the Martial Emperor’s message, Nangong Chen and Nangong Yi could not help but look at each other. They could see the shock in each other’s eyes.
‘It works like that?’
‘There are Drop-off Points with Inscription Formations at Qing Feng Palace’s fourth level that was set up by Martial Emperor Qing Feng, and everyone on that level can activate them?’
‘The two Monarch Stage Profundity Fragments appeared in a Drop-off Point chosen randomly by an Inscription Formation… and we just so happened to be at the chosen Drop-off Point?’
“Isn’t… Isn’t our luck a little too good?” Nangong Yi snapped back to reality and gulped. His breath quickened, and it took a bit of effort to say that out loud.
“Yes.” Nangong Chen nodded and agreed with Nangong Yi, which was a rare occurrence.
“But… Why aren’t they Water Profundity Fragments?” Nangong Yi said, frustrated.
The two Monarch Stage Profundity Fragments, the Earth Profundity Fragment and the Thunder Profundity Fragment, were not suitable for him.
However, the Earth Profundity Fragment was useful to Nangong Chen.
They would have to give the Thunder Profundity Fragment to the sect.
“I wonder who’s that unlucky person… He failed to obtain the three Profundity Fragments in Martial Emperor Qing Feng’s body in time after activating the fifth level of Qing Feng Palace.” Nangong Chen realized it was useless to cry over spilled milk and cast his frustration aside as he mocked the person Martial Emperor Qing Feng mentioned.
“If luck’s on his side, the two Profundity Fragments would be his and not ours.” It was rare for Nangong Chen to speak so much.
Compared to the Nangong Twins’ excitement, Duan Ling Tian who had arrived at the fifth level from the fourth level was annoyed. He was extremely annoyed.
The source of his annoyance was none other than the message Martial Emperor Qing Feng had left.
“Young man, although you’ve arrived at Qing Feng Palace’s fifth level, you took too long to arrive here after activating the fifth level…”
“Therefore, the Inscription Formation I left behind has expelled the two Monarch Stage Profundity Fragments in my body to Qing Feng Palace’s fourth level to search for their new master.”
Duan Ling Tian was so angry he almost vomited blood when he heard what Martial Emperor Qing Feng said.
‘I took too much time to come up here after activating Qing Feng Palace’s fifth level?’
He took his time on the fourth level because he was worried Qing Feng Palace’s fifth level might be dangerous. He decided to go up only after he had healed his injuries and broken through his cultivation base.
‘I wouldn’t have taken so long to come up here if I knew there are no tests on the fifth level.’
Duan Ling Tian felt angry when he looked at the green-clad skeleton near him.
Just because he arrived a little late, the two Monarch Stage Profundity Fragments in Martial Emperor Qing Feng’s body disappeared just like that.
As soon as he arrived, he realized Martial Emperor Qing Feng did not set any test on Qing Feng Palace’s fifth level.
A skeleton that sat with its legs crossed was the only thing there. It was obvious that it was Martial Emperor Qing Feng’s body.
Although Martial Emperor Qing Feng had been dead for many years, his skeleton was well preserved. He still remained sitting cross-legged in a cultivation pose. The entire scene gave off a morbid aura.
Duan Ling Tian inhaled deeply before he retrieved the remaining Profundity Fragment in Martial Emperor Qing Feng’s body.
It was different from a Monarch Stage Profundity Fragment, energy did not sparkle around this Profundity Fragment.
Duan Ling Tian held the Profundity Fragment in his hand as a dark green energy that surrounded it released waves of terrifying aura.
Duan Ling Tian felt a wave of suppression when he came in contact with the aura. Shock was written on his face, and he could not help but stagger a few steps back.
“This is… An Emperor Stage Wind Profundity Fragment?” Duan Ling Tian took a deep breath and looked at the Profundity Fragment in his hand closely. He began to browse through the Rebirth Martial Emperor’s memory, and soon after, he found the answer.
The Profundity Fragment he held in his hand was the Emperor Stage Wind Profundity Fragment!
“According to the Rebirth Martial Emperor’s memory… This Profundity Fragment should be a Second Level Emperor Stage Wind Profundity Fragment!” Duan Ling Tian found the answer after browsing through the Rebirth Martial Emperor’s memory.
Second Level Emperor Stage Wind Profundity Fragment!
Duan Ling Tian’s breath instantly quickened.
“With this Second Level Emperor Stage Profundity Fragment, I’ll be able to comprehend the Emperor Stage Wind Profundity after comprehending the Ninth Level Monarch Stage Wind Profundity in the future!” Duan Ling Tian could not hold back his excitement.
It took him a while to calm down, but his face was still filled with endless excitement and joy.
At this moment, he had completely forgotten about the other two Monarch Stage Profundity Fragments that he missed out on.
It was as if his world was focused solely on the Second Level Emperor Stage Wind Profundity Fragment.
After taking a deep breath, Duan Ling Tian shook a little when he put the Second Level Emperor Stage Wind Profundity Fragment away in his Spatial Ring. He finally managed to regain his composure.
“This is Qing Feng Palace’s fifth level… There should be other treasures here?” Duan Ling Tian then continued to explore Qing Feng Palace’s fifth level but his effort was in vain.
Apart from that Emperor Stage Profundity Fragment, there was nothing else here.
“I’m too greedy… The Emperor Stage Profundity Fragment is as good as the total value of all the other treasures Martial Emperor Qing Feng left behind.” Duan Ling Tian smiled when he thought about the Emperor Stage Profundity Fragment.
‘I wonder who obtained the other two Monarch Stage Profundity Fragments… Well, I should leave now since I’ve gotten my hands on the Emperor Stage Profundity Fragment,’ Duan Ling Tian thought to himself. He left Qing Feng Palace’s fifth level and returned to the fourth level. He went back to the stone staircase that Zuo Yue exited from.
‘I wonder if I’ll bump into Zuo Yue again… I’ll definitely kill him if I see him!’ A cold killing intent flashed in Duan Ling Tian’s eyes.
After he walked down the stone staircase, Duan Ling Tian soon arrived at Qing Feng Palace’s first level. He finally snapped out of his own thoughts when he entered the Illusory Formation again.
Under Martial Emperor Qing Feng’s guidance, Duan Ling Tian walked out of the Illusory Formation and left Qing Feng Palace.
As soon as he left Qing Feng Palace, Duan Ling Tian heard a familiar voice.
“Duan Ling Tian!”
He lifted his head and saw Huang Daniu waiting outside. He did not know how long Huang Daniu had waited, but his eyes lit up when he saw Duan Ling Tian walked out.
Soon after, Duan Ling Tian realized there was a young man hovering in the air next to Huang Daniu. He looked extremely uncomfortable.
The young man’s body began to shudder like a piteous beast just as Huang Daniu greeted Duan Ling Tian.
“He… He’s a Five Element Sect’s disciple?”
Duan Ling Tian recognized the young man after a while. “I think he’s a Fire Peak’s disciple.”
He was familiar with Fire Peak.
Hu Fei, whom he had killed when he had just entered the Martial Emperor’s secret treasure, was a Fire Peak’s disciple from the Five Element Sect too. He was the Fire Peak Master’s direct disciple.
“What?” Duan Ling Tian looked at Huang Daniu and asked curiously.
“Hehe… Duan Ling Tian, how are you going to thank me this time?” Huang Daniu smirked.
Duan Ling Tian was taken aback when he heard that and asked doubtfully, “Thank you? Thank you for what?”
“What if I tell you… I found the one who spread the rumor of you obtaining the Profundity Fragment to set you up?” The smile on Huang Daniu’s face became wider and wider.
“You found that person?!” He must admit what Huang Daniu had said shocked him.
Soon after, Duan Ling Tian seemed to have recalled something and immediately shifted his focus. He looked at the Fire Peak’s disciple who looked extremely uncomfortable as his body trembled uncontrollably.