Chapter 1057: Qing Lang Returns
Translator: EndlessFantasy Translation Editor: EndlessFantasy Translation
Duan Ling Tian left the city and met up with Xiong Quan after he left the Zeng family’s estate.
Previously, he found a remote mountain cave in the mountain range outside the city for Xiong Quan to stay in. The ice coffin Feng Tian Wu was sleeping in was also placed in the cave.
He set up a Killing Formation outside the cave for both their safety.
“Young Master.” Xiong Quan’s eyes lit up when he saw Duan Ling Tian’s return.
“Let’s go.” Duan Ling Tian nodded. He released an invisible energy when he lifted his arm. The energy guided Xiong Quan and the ice coffin as they left the cave in the mountain range and continued to head north.
‘Based on the map, the direction I’m heading in should be correct… The Ruo Shui River’s just over there,’ Duan Ling Tian thought to himself as he stared straight ahead.
Although the map he saw at the Zeng family’s estate was not what he had hoped for, there were a few things he managed to glean from the area marked as Ruo Shui River on the map.
They headed all the way north after they left the northern desert. They would only arrive at Ruo Shui River after they passed a few areas that were similar to the northern desert.
Duan Ling Tian took out the odd stone platform he obtained from the Martial Emperor’s secret treasure during their journey.
He obtained the odd stone platform on the second level of Qing Feng Palace.
He had taken the odd stone platform because there was a magical Inscription Formation on it that allowed him to combine and unleash Origin Energy.
The elevation of power would be terrifying.
“If I can gather Origin Energies from a group of people and put it in somebody’s body through this Inscription Formation… I wonder how terrifying that person’s power would be?”
He wanted to study the Inscription Formation to see if it could make his dream of combining a group of Ninth Level Void Transformation martial artists to kill a Martial Monarch powerhouse come true.
As someone who had inherited the Rebirth Martial Emperor’s memory from his two lives, Duan Ling Tian was almost like the Rebirth Martial Emperor himself to a certain extent. Therefore, he had a pretty in-depth understanding of the Inscription Dao.
It was not too difficult for him to study the Inscription Formation on the stone platform.
‘This Inscription Formation can easily gather energies in Origin Stones, but it can’t gather the Origin Energy in a human or a beast’s body.’ Duan Ling Tian was certain of his theory after he studied it for a few days. He could not help but feel disappointed.
‘Moreover, it would have to assemble the Origin Stones in order to combine and unleash all the energies!’ Duan Ling Tian figured this out as well.
At this moment, he realized his idea of gathering many martial artists’ energies through the Inscription Formation was not well thought out at all.
The Inscription Formation could not gather energy from a human martial artist’s body at all. A human martial artist was made of flesh and blood, and it was impossible for a human to endure the energy gathering process from the Inscription Formation.’
‘If something goes awry, that person would die during the energy gathering process from the Inscription Formation!’ Duan Ling Tian’s heart skipped a beat when he thought about this.
‘I can’t use this Inscription Formation at all… unless I can create a puppet to contain the energy gathered by the Inscription Formation from Origin Stones to unleash the terrifying power.’ This thought had been replaying in Duan Ling Tian’s mind ever since it first popped up in his mind.
‘Create a puppet!’
Duan Ling Tian’s eyes lit up. ‘I’ve understood almost everything there is to understand about the Inscription Formation on the stone platform… As long as I have the necessary materials, I’ll be able to inscribe and set up one on my own.’
‘After that, I can create a puppet through another Inscription Formation and use the Inscription Formation on the stone platform to provide energy to the puppet!’
‘However, the energy in a mid-grade Origin Stone is limited. Even if there are more mid-grade Origin Stones, the puppet’s strength elevation would be extremely slow and limited… I’ll just have to procure a massive amount of high-grade Origin Stones to significantly boost the puppet’s strength.’ Duan Ling Tian felt a lot more optimistic now that he had a new goal.
His goal was to obtain a massive amount of high-grade Origin Stones.
Then he would be able to gather energies from the massive amount of high-grade Origin Stones through the Inscription Formation on the odd stone platform and unleash it through the puppet.
‘As long as I have sufficient high-grade Origin Stones, the puppet will be able to unleash a terrifying power!’ Duan Ling Tian thought to himself.
It was not difficult for him to create a puppet.
All he needed was to prepare some materials and Inscriptions to set up the Inscription Formation.
All the information were recorded in the Rebirth Martial Emperor’s memory.
‘The problem is the scarcity of high-grade Origin Stones… There are not many high-grade Origin Stones in the three old fellow’s Spatial Rings. There are only about 300 of them.’ Duan Ling Tian sighed when he thought about this.
The three old fellows he was thinking about were naturally the three Martial Monarch powerhouses from the second-rate forces in the northern desert who died in the Crimson Sky Kingdom.
Apart from Tong Shan’s Spatial Ring that he had obtained much earlier, he had also obtained Bai Yu Hai and Fen Tong’s Spatial Rings from Li Xuan.
However, there were only over 300 high-grade Origin Stones combined from the three Martial Monarch powerhouses.
Duan Ling Tian still remembered how he was driven by wealth back when he was at the Crimson Sky Kingdom.
Later on, wealth became redundant to him when he set foot in the Darkhan Dynasty.
His desire for high-grade Origin Stones was like his thirst for wealth back when he was at the Crimson Sky Kingdom.
‘I need a massive amount of high-grade Origin Stones and some materials… Hmm, it’s time to find a place to rest our feet. With my current ability, it’s pretty risky to pass through the Ruo Shui River to get to the central area of Cloud Continent.’
“Also, Xiong Quan and my ability are in need of elevation… It’s time to make good use of my grade one weapons craftsman and grade one alchemist’s abilities,” Duan Ling Tian mumbled to himself as he came up with a plan in his head.
‘We should find and settle near the most powerful force closest to Ruo Shui River… Only a powerful force can cater to my needs.’ Duan Ling Tian no longer hesitated when he thought about this. He brought Xiong Quan and the ice coffin along with him as he flew all the way north.
His speed was even faster than before.
Soon after, Duan Ling Tian left the northern desert.
Meanwhile, a silhouette flew into Ancient Desert City in the southern zone of the northern desert. The silhouette’s speed was even faster than Duan Ling Tian’s speed.
The silhouette had another person in tow as it flew in the air.
“Jin’er, have you thought through your decision to return?” The old man asked seriously as he looked at the middle-aged man next to him.
“Uncle, my Dantian’s severed, and I’ve lost my cultivation base. It’s meaningless for me to stay in Skywolf Fort… I want to go back to my mother,” the middle-aged man said solemnly.
“I won’t force you since you’ve made up your mind.” The old man was the leader of the Skywolf Fort’s five great Vice Fort Masters, Luo Fu.
The middle-aged man in tow was his nephew, Luo Jin.
Luo Jin had taken his mother’s family name. That was why he and Luo Fu had a similar family name.
‘Duan Ling Tian… You severed my cultivation base. I’m useless regardless if I return or not. When I come back, I’ll definitely tear you apart and burn you into ashes no matter what!’ Luo Jin was raging inside.
The purple silhouette he hated with all his heart appeared in his mind and caused him to clench his teeth with a darkened expression.
Soon after Luo Fu and Luo Jin left Skywolf Fort and the Ancient Desert City, a green silhouette flew into the Ancient Desert City like a lightning as the sound of wind whistling reverberated in the air. The silhouette arrived above Skywolf Fort.
He did not catch the attention of the people from Skywolf Fort since he was hovering high up in the air.
Only four silhouettes flew up into the sky above Skywolf Fort.
A demon wolf with azure fur covering its entire body stood above the Skywolf Fort. There was a mark in the shape of a crescent moon between the demon wolf’s eyebrows.
The mark was azure as well.
“Fort Master.” The four who appeared above Skywolf Fort were the four Skywolf Fort’s Vice Fort Masters apart from Luo Fu. They bowed respectfully at the demon wolf covered in azure fur.
Outsiders would definitely be shocked if they were to witness this scene.
The Fort Master of Skywolf Fort was not a human but a demon wolf?
“Hmm.” The demon wolf nodded and shook its body. It then transformed into a green-clad old man.
It was the Fort Master of Skywolf Fort, Qing Lang.
There was a hint of concern on Qing Lang’s face at this very moment.
“It’s fortunate that Ancestor came back in time… Otherwise, I’ll definitely be tortured by the two Young Misses.” Qing Lang could not help but shudder when he recalled the two Young Misses he was serving for a period of time.
He was reluctant to recall the torturous experience he went through. If he had a choice, he would erase the experience from his head forever.
“Where’s Luo Fu?” Qing Lang asked in his deep voice when he looked at the four people standing before him. There was a frown on his face.
“Fort Master, my master is sending his nephew home,” Feng Wei quickly said when he noticed Qing Lang’s turbulent emotions. He was the last in standing among the five Skywolf Fort’s Vice Fort Masters.
Qing Lang nodded lightly and asked, “How’s the reward from the Martial Emperor’s secret treasure? Is there any Profundity Fragment I can use?” Qing Lang’s eyes gleamed with a burning desire when he spoke.