Chapter 1112: Ou Ye Zi
Translator: EndlessFantasy Translation Editor: EndlessFantasy Translation
Chapter 1112 Ou Ye Zi
“This is a ring that’s passed down every generation in our Northern Mountain’s Ou Clan to the Clan Leaders. It’s said that this ring was passed down from the first Clan Leader of our Ou Clan 10,000 years ago.” Although Ou Lie did not know why Duan Ling Tian was asking this, he replied honestly. “I hope you’ll return this ring to the Ou Clan after you kill me, sir… If you find it too troublesome, I hope you’ll allow the Lu Clan to return it on your behalf.” Ou Lie looked at Lu Rui when he reached the end of his sentence.
Lu Rui glanced coldly at Ou Lie before he turned to look at Duan Ling Tian. “Elder Duan, I’ve also heard about the Ou Clan’s ring before. It’s only an item that’s passed down every generation in the Ou Clan. It only contains sentimental value, and it’s not really that valuable.”
After he had explained to Duan Ling Tian, Lu Rui looked at Ou Lie again before he nonchalantly said, “It’s unlikely I would help you after all you’ve done today. However, for the sake of the friendship between the Lu Clan and Ou Clan previously, I’ll have someone send the ring back to the Lu Clan if Elder Duan permits it.”
“Thank you,” Ou Lie said gratefully as he bowed earnestly at Lu Rui.
He knew his action today deserved more than death. Even his death could not atone for all his crime. However, he would be a sinner in the Ou Clan if he lost the ring that had been passed down for generations. He was extremely unwilling to see that happen.
Under the watchful eyes of the others, Duan Ling Tian vanished and appeared before Ou Lie.
Before Ou Lie could even figure out what was happening, Duan Ling Tian had already disappeared before his eyes again and returned to his original spot.
The first thing Ou Lie did was to look at his right hand. He instantly noticed the ring he wore on his right thumb had disappeared without a trace. Horror dawned on him as he quickly looked at Duan Ling Tian.
“Sir… Y-You…” When he was about to beg the purple-clad young man to return him the ring, he noticed a hint of warmth in young man’s eyes as he studied the ring.
Moreover, there was a hint of nostalgia as well.
Everyone was confused. They did not know what was happening. Duan Ling Tian shifted his gaze away from the ring to Ou Lie and asked in a deep voice, “What relationship do your Northern Mountain’s Ou Clan has with Ou Ye Zi?”
Ou Ye Zi!
The moment this words left Duan Ling Tian’s mouth, the people of Lu Clan, including Lu Rui the Clan Leader, were stunned.
On the contrary, horror dawned on Ou Lie, and his body began to tremble. He looked at Duan Ling Tian disbelievingly and asked in a trembling voice, “H-How do you know our Ou Clan’s ancestor?”
“Ou Clan’s ancestor?” Duan Ling Tian frowned before asking in a deep voice, “Do you mean your Northern Mountain’s Ou Clan was actually founded by Ou Ye Zi?”
“Elder Duan, don’t be deceived by him!” Before Ou Lie could respond to Duan Ling Tian’s words, Lu Rui quickly interrupted, “As far as I know, the Northern Mountain’s Ou Clan was founded by a grade one alchemist named Ou Jie 10,000 years ago. It was not founded by Ou Ye Zi! Moreover, the first ten Clan Leaders in the Ou Clan are all clearly recorded in the journals passed down by our Lu Clan’s ancestors. There’s never been such a person called Ou Ye Zi!” Lu Rui finished his sentence in one breath.
“Lu Rui, don’t jump to conclusion.” Ou Lie looked at Lu Rui calmly as he said in a tone that was neither fast nor slow, “It’s indeed true that Ou Jie was the one who founded our Northern Mountain’s Ou Clan. This is, no doubt, a fact that I can’t deny! Moreover, it’s not just the first ten Clan Leaders in Ou Clan, there are no Clan Leaders with the name Ou Ye Zi at all,” Ou Lie continued.
“Since you’ve already admitted this, why are you still telling me not to jump to conclusion so fast?” Lu Rui snorted. “Don’t forget, just like your Northern Mountain’s Ou Clan, our Northern Mountain’s Lu Clan is also a family that has a 10,000 years legacy. You’ll have to go through us if you want to deceive Elder Duan!”
“I admit that Ou Ye Zi was not a Clan Leader, but he’s an ancestor of our Northern Mountain’s Ou Clan,” Ou Lie continued.
“Please enlighten me. I really would like to see how you’re going to keep pretending.” The smirk on Lu Rui’s face became even wider.
Ou Lie did not look at Lu Rui anymore after he gave him a look. Instead, he shifted his eyes to Duan Ling Tian who stood nearby. “Sir, although our Northern Mountain’s Ou Clan is not founded by Ou Ye Zi, it’s actually closely related to him. Ou Jie, the first Clan Leader of Ou Clan, was the grandson of Ou Ye Zi! The ring in your hand was passed down from Ou Ye Zi to his son. His son was the father Ou Jie, the first Clan Leader of Ou Clan. Ou Jie’s father passed the ring to him. Ever since then, this ring has become a family heirloom in our Ou Clan,” Ou Lie said in one breath.
“How can that be true?” Lu Rui jeered. It was obvious he did not believe Ou Lie’s words.
On the other hand, Duan Ling Tian was calm. He stared at Ou Lie as he asked, “Then, what’s the name of the person who passed this ring to the first Clan Leader of Ou Clan?”
“According to the records passed down by our Ou Clan’s ancestors, the father of Ou Jie, the first Clan Leader of Ou Clan, was called Ou Hong!” Ou Lie replied calmly.
The moment Duan Ling Tian heard Ou Lie’s words, his eyes narrowed slightly. His heart was in turmoil. He did not expect that something so coincidental could happen.
The Northern Mountain’s Ou Clan was founded by someone the Rebirth Martial Emperor had taught before!
Although the Rebirth Martial Emperor had never met the person who founded the Northern Mountain’s Ou Clan, he knew that person’s grandfather and father 10,000 years ago during the Rebirth Martial Emperor’s second reincarnation.
When the Rebirth Martial Emperor was still in his first reincarnation, other than raising his cultivation base to the Martial Emperor Stage, his achievement in the Medicine Refinement Dao was also outstanding. He even became a Royal Grade Alchemist in the end!
After that, thanks to the Three Lives Rebirth Technique, his soul that lay dormant for 10,000 years was reincarnated. That was 10,000 years ago from his current reincarnation.
During that era, the Rebirth Martial Emperor rose through the ranks quickly due to his past life’s memory and medicine cultivation technique and experience.
Due to his previous life experience, he could yield twice the result with half the effort. It left him with a lot of free time. Soon after, he began studying the Weapons Refinement Dao and the Inscription Dao intensively.
When he was studying the Weapons Refinement Dao, a grade one weapons craftsman named Ou Ye Zi left a deep impression on him.
According to the Rebirth Martial Emperor’s memory, that person had reached the threshold of the Quasi Royal Grade Weapons Craftsman faster than he did.
That person could not break through to the Martial Monarch Stage, that was why he was unable to solidify the Quasi Royal Grade Pill Fire and thus, failed to become a Quasi Royal Grade Weapons Craftsman.
“During that era, there were not many Martial Emperors on Cloud Continent so Monarch Stage Profundity Fragments were pretty rare back then.” Through the memory of the Rebirth Martial Emperor, Duan Ling Tian learned about the situation back then.
“According to the Rebirth Martial Emperor’s memory, the reason his study of the Weapons Refinement Dao was so smooth was all thanks to Ou Ye Zi’s guidance. Ou Ye Zi was the only teacher he acknowledged in his second reincarnation. After the Rebirth Martial Emperor made a breakthrough to the Martial Monarch Stage and obtained his first Monarch Stage Profundity Fragment after killing his first Martial Monarch, he wanted to give it to Ou Ye Zi. Who could have known at that time that Ou Ye Zi had already left this world! Due to this reason, he had given the Profundity Fragment to Ou Ye Zi’s only son, Hong Ye!” Duan Ling Tian went through the Rebirth Martial Emperor’s memory because he found the ring on Ou Lie’s finger familiar.
Through the Rebirth Martial Emperor’s memory, he discovered he had seen the ring on Ou Ye Zi in his past life.
Due to that, he could vaguely guess that the Northern Mountain’s Ou Clan had a connection to Ou Ye Zi. However, he did not expect the connection to be so deep.
The Northern Mountain’s Ou Clan was founded by Ou Ye Zi’s grandson!
“For Ou Ye Zi’s sake, I’ll spare your life this time!” Duan Ling Tian regained his senses and glanced at Ou Lie indifferently. He threw the ring back to Ou Lie with a raise of his hand.
He had obtained many benefits from the Rebirth Martial Emperor as his third reincarnation. For the Rebirth Martial Emperor’s sake, he would spare Ou Lie’s life this once.
Ou Lie was ecstatic when he found out he would live, let alone the fact that the ring was also returned to him. However, he quickly calmed down.
“Was your ancestor good friends with our Ou Clan’s ancestor?” Ou Lie asked solemnly as he looked at Duan Ling Tian.
This was the only plausible reason he could come up with.
“You can say so,” Duan Ling Tian replied indifferently. “Go, leave now.”
Ou Lie nodded his head before he quickly turned to leave as though he was afraid Duan Ling Tian would change his mind.
Lu Rui was stunned when he saw Duan Ling Tian letting Ou Lie go, but he remained silent.
“Looks like that Ou Ye Zi or something from the Ou Clan must have been a friend of Elder Duan 10,000 years ago. Otherwise, Elder Duan wouldn’t have let him go,” Lu Rui speculated.
Under the watchful eyes of the others, Duan Ling Tian’s figure disappeared in a flash before materializing again.
As it turned out, he went to collect the Spatial Rings and Profundities Fragments from Cheng He and the other three.
To his surprise, Mo Jie’s Profundity Fragment turned out to be a Sword Profundity Fragment.
“Xiong Quan!” Under all the envious gazes, Duan Ling Tian raised a hand and threw the Sword Profundity Fragment to Xiong Quan.
Xiong Quan caught it excitedly as though he had obtained a rare treasure.
He was no longer the rash fellow that had not seen much of the world. He knew without a doubt that the thing his Young Master gave him was a valuable Sword Profundity Fragment.
With this Profundity Fragment, he could comprehend Sword Profundity quickly.
After he had broken through to the Void Transformation Stage, he would be able to use the spirit fruits to push his cultivation base up to breakthrough to the Martial Monarch Stage in one fell swoop and become a Martial Monarch.
“At that time, I’ll be able to help my Young Master.” Xiong Quan looked forward to what the future would bring.