Chapter 1028: The Crimson Sky Kingdom is Falling
Translator: EndlessFantasy Translation Editor: EndlessFantasy Translation
“Who… exactly are they?” The Darkhan Dynasty Emperor felt relieved when the strong old man left with the other three men. However, his face was still filled with fear that came from the bottom of his heart.
“They’re definitely powerhouses from the Foreign Lands! However, I’ve no idea why they’re looking for Duan Ling Tian,” the Old Prince muttered to himself with a confused expression on his face. He had led the Darkhan Dynasty’s young powerhouses to participate in the Martial Competition of the Ten Dynasties at Skywolf Fort with the Darkhan Dynasty’s Emperor. He was also Zi Shang’s master.
“It’s definitely nothing good!” The other Old Prince’s eyes gleamed. “Although the leader didn’t say why he’s looking for Duan Ling Tian… When he heard Duan Ling Tian came from the Darkstone Empire, I saw the killing intent in his eyes.”
“That means… Duan Ling Tian will definitely die if he returns to the Darkhan Dynasty?” The last Old Prince’s eyes narrowed.
Although they had never met Duan Ling Tian, they knew Duan Ling Tian was largely responsible for their cultivation bases breaking through to the Void Transformation Stage.
Duan Ling Tian had unknowingly did them a big favor.
They could not help but feel grateful to Duan Ling Tian in their hearts.
Meanwhile, Duan Ling Tian, the person who was responsible for everything that had happened, was staring blankly in a canyon deep in a remote mountain range within the Azure Forest Imperial Kingdom.
Naturally, he was not really staring blankly at nothing.
Duan Ling Tian stood there as he stared at the word ‘Sword’ on the wall like a man possessed.
A red-clad lady sat nearby with her legs crossed and cultivated quietly under the sky.
There was a middle-aged man practicing sword close to the canyon entrance.
‘Whoosh! Whoosh! Whoosh! Whoosh! Whoosh!’
The sound of sword whistling sounded again and again.
Every time he swung his sword, the sword in his hand would shoot out Sword Energy that charged out and collided destructively with the side of the wall.
The middle-aged man was sweating profusely, but he clenched his teeth and persisted.
“I can’t hold Young Master back! I can’t be a burden to Young Master!” The middle-aged man muttered to himself. Almost at the same time, his ability seemed to have broken through as its speed increased.
Meanwhile, Duan Ling Tian had no idea how much time had passed, but he was trying his best to receive the Sword Dao knowledge coming out of the word. He memorized them one after another in his head using his Spiritual Energy.
As time passed by, he gradually felt his Spiritual Energy getting weaker and weaker as though it was reaching its limit.
However, he held on persistently.
He was not sure how long he persisted, but at this point, Duan Ling Tian had become completely numb. When his Spiritual Energy collapsed, he jolted awake. He forcefully stood still when he felt his body wobbled.
“It seems like quite some time has passed.” Duan Ling Tian regulated his breathing as he slowly took a deep breath.
“You’re awake, Big Brother Duan?” An excited and sweet voice entered his ears and snapped him out of his thoughts.
He knew whose voice it was without the need to turn his head.
“Tian Wu,” Duan Ling Tian called her name and turned around. He smiled slightly at the lady who was sitting with her legs crossed nearby like a fire elf.
“Big Brother Duan, you woke up two months after I did.” Feng Tian Wu sighed softly. Her breath was as fragrant as an orchid.
“Two months after you woke up?” Duan Ling Tian was stunned for a moment before he proceeded to ask, “How long did you look at the word? Based on your Spiritual Energy, you should be able to endure for a quite a while?”
“I’ve no idea how long I endured looking at it… I only know I looked at it a month more than Xiong Quan did.” Feng Tian Wu shook her head softly as a perplexed look appeared on her beautiful face.
“Young Master!” At this moment, Xiong Quan who was practicing with his sword near the canyon entrance noticed Duan Ling Tian had woken up. An expression of joy appeared on his sweaty face.
“Hmm.” Duan Ling Tian nodded. “Let’s go… A couple of months has passed. Let’s find an inn in the nearby city to rest in. We’ll head to the Foreign Lands after a few days!”
Feng Tian Wu and Xiong Quan followed their leader, Duan Ling Tian, and they did not have any objection.
The three of them immediately left the canyon and found a small city nearby before they checked into an inn.
Duan Ling Tian fell asleep after washing himself. He only woke up in the afternoon on the third day. He had finally recovered his exhausted Spiritual Energy from a couple months earlier.
After he woke up in the afternoon, Duan Ling Tian looked for Xiong Quan and said, “Xiong Quan, please bear with me… I’ll be performing meridians cleansing for you with a special technique.”
Xiong Quan revealed a surprised and overjoyed expression as Duan Ling Tian used his Origin Energy and Spiritual Energy to perform a complete meridians cleansing for him.
Xiong Quan was much older which made it more difficult to perform the ritual compared to when he performed it on Ye Xuan previously.
However, Duan Ling Tian’s Origin Energy and Spiritual Energy had progressed compared to back then.
Although that was the case, Duan Ling Tian still spent an entire day to completely cleanse Xiong Quan’s meridians.
“We’re done.” When everything was completed, Duan Ling Tian was sweating profusely. The Spiritual Energy he had just recovered a day ago was completely depleted. Tiredness hit him and caused his body to wobble.
“Young Master, are you alright?” Xiong Quan’s expression changed when he saw Duan Ling Tian’s current condition.
“I’m okay, I’ll be alright after some rest… If Tian Wu looks for me, tell her I might need to rest for another two days.” Duan Ling Tian said to Xiong Quan as he inhaled deeply and tried to balance his body.
Subsequently, he turned around and left Xiong Quan’s room without saying a word. He fell asleep on his bed after returning to his room.
He was too tired.
After Duan Ling Tian left, Xiong Quan sat with his legs crossed on the bed and mumbled skeptically, “Did Young Master really perform meridian cleansing for me for the entire day?”
“My innate skill…” Xiong Quan closed his eyes and began to cultivate after taking a deep breath.
Xiong Quan’s sense was pretty strong as a Seventh Level Void Prying Stage martial artist. He knew his previous speed when absorbing the Heaven and Earth Energy like the back of his hand.
Due to that, his body jolted awake after half an hour of cultivation.
There was disbelief written all over his face.
“My innate skill… It really progressed! It has risen by a few folds compared to before… Unbelievable! Unbelievable!!” Xiong Quan was in a daze with his eyes wide opened.
He looked guilty when he finally snapped out of his daze. “Young Master was exhausted because of me. It’s unforgivable that I ever doubted him!”
Although he did not say anything when Duan Ling Tian said he was going to perform meridians cleansing for him, he did not believe it wholeheartedly.
It was just too unthinkable!
How could it be possible for a person to perform meridians cleansing with Origin Energy and Spiritual Energy without anything else?
To someone like him, it was almost impossible.
However, reality had given him a big slap on his cheek!
His current innate skill had risen from the meridians cleansing Duan Ling Tian performed on him with his Origin Energy and Spiritual Energy.
“Young Master, I, Xiong Quan, don’t deserve to be a human if I dare doubt you again in the future!” Xiong Quan swore to himself. He did not know when his eyes had turned red.
He seemed to feel it was unsatisfactory, and he proceeded to lift his hand to prick his finger. A drop of blood floated into the sky.
“I, Xiong Quan, vow to never doubt Young Master’s words ever again. If I ever doubt his words, may the Ninety-Nine Heavenly Tribulation take my life!” Xiong Quan was very straightforward with his oath. He would not be able to violate the Tribulation Oath.
Death was the only consequence for violating the oath!
‘Bang! Bang! Bang! Bang! Bang!’
Nine consecutive claps of thunder resounded above the sky in the small city. Many people could not help but look at the sky.
“Nine claps of thunder… Somebody took the Tribulation Oath!”
“The Tribulation Oath is also called the Ninety-Nine Heavenly Tribulation! The nine claps of thunder mean the oath is set in stone… If it’s violated, the Ninety-Nine Heavenly Tribulation would kill the person who took the oath!”
“I heard if the thunder penalty comes, even the legendary Martial Emperor powerhouse wouldn’t be able to escape death!”
“I wonder who took the Tribulation Oath.”
The small city that was as quiet as still water regained its livelihood suddenly due to the Ninety-Nine Heavenly Tribulation Xiong Quan took.
However, all of that did not affect Duan Ling Tian at all.
He was currently sleeping on his bed. Even the nine claps of thunder did not wake him from his slumber.
Three days later, Duan Ling Tian finally woke up feeling dizzy.
“The exhaustion is too much… Hmm, we’ll head to the Foreign Lands after a meal with Tian Wu and Xiong Quan.” Duan Ling Tian came up with a plan.
He did not plan to visit the Crimson Sky Kingdom this time.
After all, it was just over a year since he last left the place.
Naturally, the main reason he was not planning to visit was due to his parents not being there. It would be meaningless for him to visit when he would rather seize the time and search for the great treasure the Rebirth Martial Emperor left behind.
‘I can also look for the Foreign Lands’ force Ke Er and Little Fei are in along the journey,’ Duan Ling Tian thought to himself.
Duan Ling Tian found Feng Tian Wu after he walked out of his room. Xiong Quan was still cultivating.
“He’s almost breaking through… I won’t disturb him then.” Duan Ling Tian muttered to himself after he detected Xiong Quan’s condition with his Spiritual Energy when he was standing outside Xiong Quan’s room. He then turned around and left.
“Tian Wu, let’s eat,” Duan Ling Tian said to Feng Tian Wu and left the inn. They found a restaurant nearby and took a seat inside.
Feng Tian Wu put on a veil to cover her beautiful face so she would not appear too eye-catching in the place.
“Hey! Did you hear? The Crimson Sky Kingdom’s falling.” All of a sudden, a feminine voice entered Duan Ling Tian’s ears.