Chapter 1059: The Ou Clan and Lu Clan
Translator: EndlessFantasy Translation Editor: EndlessFantasy Translation
When Duan Ling Tian and Xiong Quan entered the city, the ice coffin that trailed after them like a shadow became the center of attention.
The ice coffin was too eye-catching.
However, not a lot of people dared to look for a long time. In a world where the strongest ruled, they had to be cautious in everything they did.
They would get themselves into trouble if they were reckless!
Soon after, Duan Ling Tian and Xiong Quan entered a restaurant. They found themselves a table close to the window and took their seats.
Under Duan Ling Tian’s control, the ice coffin landed sturdily on the next table.
All of the customers in the restaurant suddenly looked over.
“What a beautiful lady!” Some of them who were observant soon noticed the red-clad lady lying in the ice coffin. Althrough the ice coffin was in the way, it was difficult to hide how beautiful she was.
“Her life breath’s still strong… Why is she lying in the ice coffin?” Many of them were puzzled.
“Perhaps she contracted some complicated disease.” Some of them speculated.
One thing that was certain was the appearance of the ice coffin stole the limelight in the restaurant.
Such a sight was rare.
Moreover, Duan Ling Tian was too much for taking up an entire table with the ice coffin alone.
Soon after, the restaurant manager ordered a waiter to speak to Duan Ling Tian. The waiter looked at him and slowly said, “Sir, you can’t…”
“I’ll pay for both tables when I get the bill.” Duan Ling Tian interrupted the waiter. He knew what the waiter was going to say. He was definitely going to say Duan Ling Tian taking up an extra table would affect the restaurant’s business.
The waiter and the restaurant manager were rendered speechless.
Duan Ling Tian leaned on the window after he placed his order and got rid of the waiter who left to prepare the food. He looked relaxed as he watched the people walking on the street outside the restaurant.
At this moment, his heart was finally at peace.
He did not dare to relax when he was traveling since he might encounter dangerous situations.
He finally felt relieved.
“Young Master, what should we do next?” Xiong Quan asked curiously as he looked at Duan Ling Tian.
He was unaware of the plans that Duan Ling Tian had secretly made.
“When the waiter is serving our food, ask him which force is the most powerful in the Northern Mountain Land… After we get our answer, we’ll visit that particular force!” Duan Ling Tian said.
He shifted his attention to the ice coffin on the next table as he spoke. To be more precise, he was looking at the red-clad lady lying in the ice coffin.
The red-clad lady’s beautiful face consumed all his attention. It was difficult for him to look away.
At this moment, the fondness in his eyes was like flowing water that seemed able to melt everything in its path.
‘Tian Wu, I’ll wake you up from this coma as soon as I can… Please wait for me,’ Duan Ling Tian thought to himself.
“Yes.” Although Xiong Quan had no idea why his Young Master wanted to go to the most powerful force in the Northern Mountain Land, he did not question him further. He believed his Young Master had his own reason for his actions.
All he had to do was follow his Young Master and handle all the trivial matters.
Soon after, the dishes were served on the table one after another.
“Waiter, I would like to ask… Which force is the most powerful in the Northern Mountain Land?” Xiong Quan asked the waiter as per Duan Ling Tian’s order.
“I suppose it’s your first time in our Northern Mountain Land?” The waiter asked as his eyes gleamed.
“That’s right.” Xiong Quan nodded.
“Sir, there are two clans that are the most powerful in the Northern Mountain Land… One is the Ou Clan while the other is Lu Clan.” The waiter smiled as he answered Xiong Quan’s question.
“Two clans? Ou Clan and Lu Clan?” Before Xiong Quan could response, Duan Ling Tian who was sitting next to him frowned as his heart jolted.
‘What a coincidence.’
Duan Ling Tian remembered back when he left Darming Dynasty with Feng Tian Wu and Feng Wu Dao, the siblings Feng Wu Dao saved when they were on their way to the Ancient City of Everlast were from the Northern Mountain’s Lu Clan.
‘The Northern Mountain’s Lu Clan is one of the two most powerful forces in Northern Mountain Land?’
‘They’re just clans, but they’re one of the powerful forces in Northern Mountain Land… What a surprise,’ Duan Ling Tian eyes gleamed as he revealed an expression of surprise on his face.
Naturally, he knew very well there had to be something more to the two clans for them to become the most powerful forces in the Northern Mountain Land.
“Clans?” Xiong Quan was also surprised when he heard what the waiter said.
One must know that the difference between a clan and a sect was significant.
Clans placed a lot of importance on the direct line of their descendants and inheritance was usually decided by bloodline.
No matter how outstanding a secondary disciple or a disciple with a different family name was, it was difficult for them to stand out. The most they would be given was the position of an elder or a Revered Elder.
It was definitely impossible for a secondary disciple and a disciple with a different family name to be given the position of Clan Leader.
Therefore, it was extremely difficult for clans to rise to prominence.
On the other hand, sects were not limited by bloodline. The powerful ones could climb the ladder and rise. As long as one was capable, it was possible for one to become a Sect Leader.
That would boost the sect’s disciple’s aggressiveness by many folds.
In the Foreign Lands where there were so many powerhouses, the difference between a clan and a sect was undoubtedly significant.
However, this Northern Mountain Land was ruled by two clans?
Duan Ling Tian and Xiong Quan thought it was odd.
“Sir, do you find it strange that the most powerful forces in the Northern Mountain Land are the two clans?” The waiter asked. He could guess the thoughts in Duan Ling Tian and Xiong Quan’s minds through the expressions on their faces.
Both of them did not deny this and nodded in unison.
“Sir, you might not know this… The Ou Clan and Lu Clan of the Northern Mountain Land are completely different from ordinary clans. I heard that the two clans have existed for 10,000 years!” The waiter became serious as he spoke.
The waiter’s words shocked Duan Ling Tian and Xiong Quan.
A clan that existed for as long as 10,000 years?
How powerful were they? It was beyond their imagination.
“Clans that exist for 10,000 years… There must be some reason behind it?” Duan Ling Tian asked as he looked at the waiter.
He concluded both the Ou Clan and Lu Clan of the Northern Mountain Land must be extraordinary.
“You’re wise, sir.” The waiter smiled as he said, “There’s a reason behind their 10,000 years existence… One is a weapons craftsman clan while the other is an alchemist clan!”
‘Weapons craftsman clan?’
What the waiter said confused Duan Ling Tian even more. “What does that mean?”
“That means… In the respective clans, one of them has more than 50% weapons craftsmen in the clan while the other has more than 50% alchemists in the clan.” The waiter explained to Duan Ling Tian.
“One of them has more than 50% weapons craftsmen in the clan?”
“The other has more than 50% alchemists in the clan?” Both Duan Ling Tian and Xiong Quan were shocked by the waiter’s words.
On Cloud Continent, everyone knew that extraordinary talent was needed in crafting weapons and refining medicine in order to become a weapons craftsman and an alchemist.
If one did not have sufficient talent, it was impossible to become a grade nine weapons craftsmen or a grade nine alchemist.
However, someone had just told them that a clan had more than 50% weapons craftsmen while the other clan had more than 50% alchemists.
“That’s right.” The waiter nodded. He was used to seeing the shock on people’s faces when he told them this. It was similar to the expressions on Duan Ling Tian and Xiong Quan’s faces.
There was no exception whether it was their first time in the Northern Mountain Land or it was their first time hearing about the two most powerful forces in the Northern Mountain Land.
“I heard that Ou Clan and Lu Clan were established in the Northern Mountain Land almost at the same time 10,000 years ago… The Ou Clan’s ancestor was a grade one weapons craftsman while the Lu Clan’s ancestor was a grade one alchemist.”
“Ever since the two clans were established, they’ve been focusing on Weapons Refinement Dao and Medicine Refinement Dao respectively… The skills were passed on until today, and that’s how they became a well-known weapon craftsman clan and alchemist clan in the Northern Mountain Land,” the waiter said.
Grade one weapons craftsman!
Grade one alchemist!
Duan Ling Tian was shocked.
He did not expect there were grade one weapon craftsmen and grade one alchemists in such clans outside the Foreign Lands’ central area.
“In the two clans’ 10,000 years of history, they have more than ten grade one weapon craftsmen and grade one alchemists in each clan… Those grade one weapon craftsmen and alchemists had been to the Inner Land on the other side of Ruo Shui River.”
“They were given titles such as Interim Advisors and Revered Elders in the first-rate forces and crafted Spirit Weapons and refined pills for them… Because of that, they managed to establish a lot of connections with the first-rate forces. That’s the main reason why Ou Clan and Lu Clan can exist for 10,000 years.”
“When those first-rate forces accepted grade one weapons craftsmen and grade one alchemists from both clans as their Interim Advisors and Revered Elders, they would issue a public promise – As long as the clans exist, they would prevent all killings or annihilation of the Ou Clan and Lu Clan!”
“Although there were many forces that attempted to attack Ou Clan and Lu Clan throughout the 10,000 years, they did not dare to kill everyone in both clans. That’s how both clans managed to prevail until today and become the strongest in the Northern Mountain Land!” The waiter patiently explained Ou Clan and Lu Clan’s history and the reason for their 10,000 years of existence to Duan Ling Tian and Xiong Quan.
“Perhaps the first-rate forces in the Inner Land might be able to kill the entire Ou Clan and Lu Clan, but they don’t have the courage to do that! If they do something like that, it might spell the end for their force since they would be simultaneously attacked by at least three first-rate forces.”
“The connections Ou and Lu Clans are simply too terrifying… Those were wealth, left behind for them by their seniorss,” the waiter said.