Chapter 1056: Master
Translator: EndlessFantasy Translation Editor: EndlessFantasy Translation
Duan Ling Tian’s statement was clear.
He would answer one of Zeng Wei’s question in the art of Inscription, but he would not enlighten him any more than that.
He would not make unprofitable deals!
At this moment, Zeng Wei finally realized what Duan Ling Tian meant when he shook his head. As it turned out, the other party was not afraid. He merely thought he would lose out if he enlightened him.
“Everyone can brag!” The disheveled old man sneered since he thought Duan Ling Tian was bragging.
However, Duan Ling Tian ignored him and looked at Zeng Wei. He calmly said, “Okay, you can ask me a difficult problem you’ve encountered in Inscription Dao. I’ll give you an answer now.”
Zeng Wei saw the confidence in Duan Ling Tian’s face. He could not help but feel a little shaken.
Was this young man an Inscription Master?
Did he bark up the wrong tree?
His eyes brightened when he thought of a problem that had plagued him for many years. He asked bluntly, “I’m not sure if you’ve heard of the Circular Shield Inscription Formation?”
Circular Shield Inscription Formation!
Duan Ling Tian raised an eyebrow and slowly opened his mouth to speak, “Circular Shield Inscription Formation is a defense-type Inscription Formation. One should be able to inscribe and set it up as long as their Spiritual Energy has reached the Void Transformation or above… This Inscription Formation isn’t that difficult.”
Circular Shield Inscription Formation was not difficult for Duan Ling Tian who had the memory of the Rebirth Martial Emperor from his two lives.
In fact, he did not even use the Circular Shield Inscription Formation when he was setting up a defensive Inscription Formation on the ice coffin that Feng Tian Wu slept in. He had used a better defensive Inscription Formation instead.
“It isn’t difficult?”
Zeng Wei knew Duan Ling Tian’s attainment on the Inscription Dao was high as soon as he heard Duan Ling Tian describing the Circular Shield Formation in such an orderly way.
When he heard the last part of Duan Ling Tian’s statement, the corner of his mouth twitched.
After all, he was currently troubled by the Circular Shield Inscription Formation.
More accurately, he was troubled by one of the Inscription Formation within the many Inscriptions that formed a Circular Shield Inscription Formation.
“Why? As the top Inscription Master in the northern desert, don’t tell me you’re not able to set up a Circular Shield Inscription Formation?” Duan Ling Tian asked in jest as he looked at Zeng Wei.
“There’s one Inscription that I’ve yet to master…” Zeng Wei smiled in embarrassment.
“Is it the Earth Formation?” Duan Ling Tian asked again.
The disheveled old man’s expression remained unchanged, but Zeng Wei’s face changed as soon as he heard Duan Ling Tian’s words. He was shocked as he asked, “You… How do you know?!”
At this moment, he finally realized the purple-clad youth before him might have a high attainment in the Inscription Dao.
“Heng!” Duan Ling Tian snorted coolly. “Earth Formation… It’s not difficult for you to inscribe it… But if you want to perfectly fuse it into a Circular Shield Inscription Formation, you’ll need some technique.”
“If you can’t control it properly… it’s almost impossible to perfectly fuse the Earth Formation with a Circular Shield Inscription Formation! Earth Formation is the core of a Circular Shield Inscription Formation. If you can’t even do this, it’s impossible for you to set up a Circular Shield Inscription Formation,” Duan Ling Tian said in one breath.
“Please enlighten me, master!”
Halfway through Duan Ling Tian’s speech, Zeng Wei’s face changed. It was filled with awe as he stared at Duan Ling Tian with a burning gaze and waited for Duan Ling Tian’s enlightenment.
At that moment, he was completely convinced.
He knew the young man who looked extremely young possessed real abilities and was not trying to mislead people by trying to be mysterious.
“How’s that possible?!” The disheveled old man who was standing at the side narrowed his eyes immediately. He was surprised as he looked disbelievingly at the purple-clad youth standing before him.
He did not expect the young man whose strength far surpassed him would have such attainment in the Inscription Dao that he could even convince his master of his ability.
“I will only say it once so you’ll have to remember it! It’s not difficult to fuse the Earth Formation perfectly with a Circular Shield Inscription Formation as long you use Spiritual Energy.” Duan Ling Tian told Zeng Wei the solution one by one.
As for whether Zeng Wei could understand it or not, that was something beyond his control.
Zeng Wei was lost in his thought after he heard Duan Ling Tian’s words.
However, Duan Ling Tian immediately broke his concentration since he did not plan to wait for him.
Zeng Wei’s face fell when he was interrupted. He would usually get extremely annoyed if his thoughts were interrupted.
However, the annoyance on his face disappeared and was replaced with awe when he saw the person who interrupted his thought process.
“Master, this is the map.”
Following that, he hurriedly retrieved the map he had obtained a while ago and handed it over to Duan Ling Tian.
He furrowed his brows once again and fell deep into his thoughts after he handed the map over to Duan Ling Tian.
Duan Ling Tian’s words kept replaying in his mind.
Meanwhile, Duan Ling Tian opened up the map. Originally, his face was cheerful. However, his face darkened as he frowned after he studied the map in detail.
“Ruo Shui River is only shown in a corner? How do I view this?”
Although this map confirmed his current location and the location of Ruo Shui River, Duan Ling Tian discovered Ruo Shui River was only shown in a corner. It was difficult to get the whole picture.
Due to this, he still could not confirm the location of the great treasure hidden by the Rebirth Martial Emperor during his second life.
Ten breaths had finally passed.
“Help me return this to him.”
Duan Ling Tian threw the map to the disheveled old man at the side as if he was throwing away trash.
It had to be said that he was very disappointed.
Unlike Duan Ling Tian who treated the map like trash, the disheveled old man handled the map as though it was a precious treasure.
When he held the map in his hand, he heard the sound of wind whistling. When he looked up, he realized the purple-clad youth had disappeared.
He came in a rush and left in a rush.
‘He must be a demon,’ the disheveled old man secretly thought.
That purple-clad youth looked around twenty-five years old but had surpassed him in strength.
That was not a big deal.
However, the other party’s attainment in the Inscription Dao even surpassed his master. This truly shocked him to the core.
There was a saying that everyone had one area of expertise.
On Cloud Continent, people were divided into four groups depending on what kind of area they specialized in.
The first kind were those who focused on Martial Dao. They devoted their lives to improving their cultivation as well as comprehending Concepts and Profundity, trying to become as strong as possible before they die.
Majority of the people fell in this group of people.
The second kind were those who focused on Weapons Refinement Dao. They were known as weapons craftsmen who devoted their lives to crafting, working hard to craft better grade spirit weapons.
The third kind were those who focused on the Medicine Refinement Dao. They were known as Alchemists. It was almost similar to weapons craftsmen.
The fourth kind were Inscription Masters who focused on the Inscription Dao.
In his opinion, it was inconceivable for that purple-clad youth to be human if he possessed such terrifying strength and had such a high attainment in the Inscription Dao.
It was impossible for a human martial artist to achieve such great achievements at that age.
Therefore, he concluded the purple-clad youth was a demon and not human.
When a demon broke through to the Void Transformation and transformed into a demon, he could choose any form of appearance.
Even if it was a hundred-year-old demon, he could transform into an innocent child if he wanted to.
Time passed by silently.
Zeng Wei finally snapped out of his thoughts two hours later. He muttered in a low voice, “That’s how it is, that’s how it is…”
“Thank you, Mas…”
Zeng Wei was prepared to thank the purple-clad youth who solved his problem when he realized the other party had disappeared.
Zeng Wei immediately looked at the disheveled old man and asked earnestly, “Where’s the master?”
“Master, that… master left two hours ago,” the disheveled old man replied truthfully.
“Why didn’t you ask him to stay?”
Zeng Wei hurriedly said, “That master’s attainment in the Inscription Dao is rare… If he could stay at the Zeng family for a bit, my attainment of the Inscription Dao would definitely improve.”
Zeng Wei looked at the disheveled old man and asked anxiously, “Which direction did the master go?”
The disheveled old man did not expect his master would get so excited. He felt a little overwhelmed and could only smile bitterly as he said, “I… I don’t know.”
Zeng Wei stood there. The expression on his face changed a few time before he sighed heavily. “I ruined my own fortuitous opportunity. If I did not mention the matter of him owing me a favor, he definitely would not have acted so pettily.”
“I really shot myself in the foot!” A hint of helplessness filled Zeng Wei’s face when he spoke.
The disheveled old man could not help but ask, “Master, that… master’s attainment in the Inscription Dao is really that good?”
He was not an Inscription Master so he was not familiar with the Inscription Dao. That was why he could not judge how high the purple-clad youth’s attainment in the Inscription Dao was.
Zeng Wei looked at the disheveled old man and said, “I think my ability is not even one-ten-thousandth of his… What do you think?”
“What?!” The disheveled old man’s eyes widened when he heard Zeng Wei’s words.
Although he knew his master had a high opinion of the purple-clad youth, he did not expect it to be so high.
His master thought his ability was not even one-ten-thousandth of the purple-clad youth’s attainment in Inscription Dao?
“Go and look around. See if you can find any trace of the master… If you manage to find him, you must bring him back respectfully! If you can’t find him then it means that I’ve no fate with the master,” Zeng Wei ordered the disheveled old man before he sighed heavily.
The disheveled old man did not dare to delay, and he left in a hurry.
“With the master’s enlightenment… I’m 100% certain I’ll be able to inscribe and set up a Circular Shield Inscription Formation this time!”
After the disheveled old man left, Zeng Wei’s gaze brightened. His face was filled with confidence.