Chapter 1060: The Alchemist Competition
Translator: EndlessFantasy Translation Editor: EndlessFantasy Translation
Duan Ling Tian felt a little lost. The waiter’s words struck Duan Ling Tian like a bolt of lightning.
He did not expect the Ou Clan and Lu Clan from the Northern Mountain Land to have such powerful backgrounds, resources, and wide connection.
It made sense they were the two mightiest forces in the Northern Mountain Land!
‘The Ou Clan and Lu Clan have existed for 10,000 years… I suppose there are only a handful of first-rate forces on the other side of Ruo Shui River that has existed for 10,000 years,’ Duan Ling Tian thought to himself, and his heart jolted.
He had successfully found out from the waiter how the Ou Clan and Lu Clan managed to endure for 10,000 years.
It was all thanks to their ancestors who were grade one weapons craftsmen and grade one alchemists for building connections with the Inner Land on the other side of Ruo Shui River.
The overbearing power of the connection made it possible for the Ou Clan and Lu Clan to exist for 10,000 years.
The Inner Land was the central area of Cloud Continent. There were many first-rate forces over there.
The power of a first-rate force was not something a second-rate force could compare to.
They were so powerful that if a first-rate force wanted to destroy a second-rate force, all they had to do was send a few powerful Martial Monarch powerhouses to kill everyone in the second-rate force.
Second-rate forces would be helpless if they were to fight a first-rate force.
However, it was rare for first-rate forces to last more than 3,000 to 4,000 years.
At the very least, there was no first-rate force that lasted more than 5,000 years during the two eras the Rebirth Martial Emperor was alive.
‘But the Ou Clan and Lu Clan had not more than twenty grade one weapons craftsmen and grade one alchemists throughout the 10,000 years… That means they more or less have some connection with the first-rate forces that were around for 10,000 years.’
‘The reason is probably another first-rate force would protect the Ou Clan and Lu Clan when the former first-rate force that was protecting them had fallen. It’s probably to ensure the clans would not face the threat of extinction,’ Duan Ling Tian managed to figure out the reason easily.
That was the main reason why the Ou Clan and Lu Clan managed to endure for 10,000 years.
‘A weapon crafting clan and an alchemy clan… Such interesting clans!’ Duan Ling Tian thought to himself.
At the same time, he thought of the siblings Feng Wu Dao had saved back then. ‘There’s no doubt they’re from the Northern Mountain’s Lu Clan… Furthermore, they must have high positions in the clan!”
Duan Ling Tian remembered the black-clad man who had attempted to kill the siblings had called the elder brother Second Young Master and the younger sister Miss Seven.
“Waiter, between the Ou Clan and Lu Clan, which one is the nearest to our current location?” Duan Ling Tian asked as he looked at the waiter.
His objective for this trip was to find the most powerful force in the Northern Mountain Land.
Since both the Ou Clan and Lu Clan were the most powerful forces in Northern Mountain Land, he would have to pick one.
It did not make a difference to him if he chose the Ou Clan or Lu Clan. Therefore, he chose to go to the clan that was the closest to him.
To put it bluntly, he was lazy. He was lazy to travel so far away. Since both clans were so similar, it would not make any difference if he picked one or the other.
“Between the two clans, Lu Clan is nearer… The Lu Clan isn’t far from here. It’s just 10,000 miles northeast outside the city.” Although the waiter had no idea why the young customer asked such a question, he answered honestly anyway.
No matter if it was the Northern Mountain’s Ou Clan or the Northern Mountain’s Lu Clan, the people from the Northern Mountain Land were familiar with their locations.
“Hmm.” Duan Ling Tian nodded. He lifted his arm and took out a mid-grade Origin Stone before he put it in the waiter’s hand. “This is your reward for telling us about the Ou Clan and Lu Clan.”
“Thank you, sir.” The waiter smiled widely when he saw the mid-grade Origin Stone in his hand. The reason he spent so much of his time chatting with customers was for the tips the customer might give him if they were delighted.
“Sir, if you don’t have any more question, I’ll leave the both of you alone instead of interrupting your meal.” The waiter left after saying that to Duan Ling Tian and Xiong Quan.
After the waiter left, Duan Ling Tian and Xiong Quan began to feast on the dishes on the table. In just fifteen minutes, there were only empty glasses, empty plates, and empty bowls left on the table.
“Let’s go!” Duan Ling Tian said to Xiong Quan after he paid the bill and left the restaurant together with the ice coffin.
After leaving the city, Duan Ling Tian brought Xiong Quan with him and headed northeast.
‘Northern Mountain’s Lu Clan!’
That was Duan Ling Tian’s destination for this trip since the Northern Mountain’s Lu Clan was closest to him at the moment.
The clan was also one of the two most powerful forces in Northern Mountain Land.
The Northern Mountain’s Lu Clan was also called the Alchemist Clan!
Duan Ling Tian only had one goal in the Northern Mountain’s Lu Clan.
He would show his grade one alchemist ability to become the Northern Mountain’s Lu Clan’s Interim Advisor or Revered Elder so that he could draw a massive amount of cultivation resources from the Northern Mountain’s Lu Clan to boost his and Xiong Quan’s cultivation base and Concepts.
His current ability was good.
However, he was nothing when he was at the Inner Land on the other side of Ruo Shui River, also known as Cloud Continent’s central area.
Using Ruo Shui River as the demarcation line, there were two worlds on the outside and the inside.
There were no first-rate forces outside Ruo Shui River.
However, there were not only first-rate forces within the Ruo Shui River, there were also top forces. For instance, the two Ancient Clans and forces ruled by Martial Emperors.
It was heaven for powerhouses!
On the other hand, it was hell for the weak.
‘The great treasure the Rebirth Martial Emperor left behind is in the Inner Land!’
That was the reason Duan Ling Tian had to make a trip to the Inner Land.
Moreover, he must go to the Inner Land even if the Rebirth Martial Emperor did not leave the great treasure there. It was the place to be if he wanted to rise to the top in Cloud Continent.
When he was living on earth, he would need six to seven hours to travel 10,000 miles by plane.
However, it would only take Duan Ling Tian an hour with his current ability to travel the same distance.
In less than an hour, Duan Ling Tian could see a flatland in the distance. There were many tall buildings that were similar to monstrous beasts hibernating.
“Hmm?” Duan Ling Tian seemed to have noticed something. He halted his movement and began to inspect his surroundings.
“That’s the Northern Mountain’s Lu Clan? Why are there so many people?” Xiong Quan asked in shock as he looked to his left and right.
Duan Ling Tian also noticed there were many people flying at an alarming speed around the buildings, and everyone seemed to be landing on the west side of the buildings.
“If I manage to place in the top 30 in the Alchemist Competition the Northern Mountain’s Lu Clan organized this time, I’ll become the Northern Mountain’s Lu Clan’s disciple with different surname. I won’t have to worry about not having enough materials to refine medicine.” A clear voice entered Duan Ling Tian’s ears.
“Hehe… The reason why I want to become Northern Mountain’s Lu Clan’s foreign disciple through this Alchemist Competition organized by the Northern Mountain’s Lu Clan isn’t as simple as getting my hands on the materials.”
Another voice entered his ears. “There are so many high-grade alchemists in the Northern Mountain’s Lu Clan. They even have a few grade two alchemists… My knowledge of the Medicine Refinement Dao will certainly rise if I can learn from them!”
“But the Northern Mountain’s Lu Clan’s test is very strict… The minimum qualification is a grade six alchemist! Alchemists below grade six aren’t eligible to participate,” the owner of the voice began to complain.
At this moment, the two individuals who were engrossed in their discussion flew past Duan Ling Tian.
They were two middle-aged men.
As they flew past Duan Ling Tian, they could not help but look at the ice coffin that was hovering next to Duan Ling Tian.
The ice coffin was too eye-catching.
“Alchemist Competition?” Duan Ling Tian managed to glean something from the conversation. The Northern Mountain’s Lu Clan seemed to have organized something called the Alchemist Competition.
As long they placed within the top 30 in the competition, they would be able to enter the Northern Mountain’s Lu Clan and become a foreign disciple.
The Northern Mountain’s Lu Clan was an Alchemist Clan. 50% of the people in the clan were alchemists including the high-grade alchemists.
It was definitely heaven for low-grade alchemists!
As soon as they entered the Northern Mountain’s Lu Clan, they would be able to learn from many alchemists and deepen their comprehension of the Medicine Refinement Dao.
If they managed to get a high-grade alchemist to teach them, their skills would definitely rise rapidly.
‘It seems like these people are here for the Alchemist Competition the Northern Mountain’s Lu Clan organized… Participants aside, I’m guessing most of them are here to watch,’ Duan Ling Tian thought to himself as he looked at the people coming in from all directions.
“Eh… I think there’s a lady lying in there.” Suddenly, a surprised voice sounded from Duan Ling Tian’s back.
Soon after, Duan Ling Tian saw three middle-aged men flying past him.
One of them was the one who had spoken earlier.
However, the three middle-aged men did not leave even after they flew past Duan Ling Tian. Instead, they flew closer to the ice coffin and began to examine it.
“What a beauty!”
“I’m willing to shorten my life by ten years if I can have such a beauty to myself!”
“Why is she lying in the ice coffin?”
The three middle-aged men were discussing among themselves as they pointed at the ice coffin. They completely ignored Duan Ling Tian and Xiong Quan who were standing next to it.
Xiong Quan’s expression changed, and he was about to rebuke the three of them when a cold and thunderous voice suddenly sounded.
At this moment, the three middle-aged men were trembling with fear. They looked around to find the source of the voice after they regained their senses.
Soon after, the three middle-aged men’s eyes were trained on Duan Ling Tian, and they shouted at him in unison, “Kid, are you looking for death?!”
Duan Ling Tian ignored the three of them who were glaring at him in rage and took a step forward. A majestic energy emanated from his body and was released in just an instant.