Chapter 1129: Above the Ruo Shui River
Translator: EndlessFantasy Translation Editor: EndlessFantasy Translation
Just as many people were comparing their fake boarding tokens with the real one, the Yin Yang Sect elder’s voice resonated in the air. “If you infuse your Origin Energy into the boarding token sold by our Yin Yang Sect, it will display the word ‘Yin Yang’, but the fake boarding token that you guys bought won’t have this kind of phenomena.”
Right away, many people began to test this out.
“It really is true!” They noticed that just like what the Yin Yang Sect elder said, as long as one infused their Origin Energy into the real boarding token, the word ‘Yin Yang’ would appear on it. As for the fake boarding token, it had no reaction even when Origin Energy was infused in it.
“It looks like there seems to be an Inscription Master who is at least on the Seventh Level Martial Monarch Stage in the Yin Yang Sect,” Duan Lin Tian thought to himself.
Before this, on the sky above the nest of the Gold-Devouring Organization, he could not even chase the communication jade slip that the Yin Yang old man sent out at his own speed. At that time, he already knew that that piece of communication jade slip was made by an Inscription Master who had a relatively high-level Spiritual Energy.
Otherwise, the speed of that communication jade slip would not be this fast.
Right now, looking at the boarding token that would show the word ‘Yin Yang’ after Origin Energy was infused in it, Duan Ling Tian was entirely sure about it.
Because that boarding token was carved and arranged by a special Inscription Formation, it would reveal words or drawings according to the Inscription formation outline once Origin Energy was infused into it.
“Only an Inscription Master with a Spiritual Energy that is at least on the Seventh Level Martial Monarch Stage could inscribe such an Inscription Formation!” For this reason, Duan Ling Tian was able to conclude that there was such an Inscription Master in the Yin Yang Sect.
After an hour, the group of people, including Duan Ling Tian, continued to hand over their boarding tokens one by one to the two Yin Yang Sect elders. After they were examined, only then were they allowed on board the swift boat.
The one thing that was worth mentioning was when it was Duan Ling Tian’s turn, that gaze that the Yin Yang Sect elder used to look at him with was filled with hostility as though he itched to make his move on Duan Ling Tian right there and then.
Duan Ling Tian was not surprised at all by this.
Not only that, but he could also see that this guy would not make a move on him for now.
“Perhaps, they only plan to launch their attack on me after we’ve arrived at the Inner Land at the Yin Yang Sect.” If he were in their shoes, he would have definitely planned it out like that as well.
Duan Ling Tian and the other two boarded the swift boat and sat on the innermost seats that were clustered in groups of threes and fours inside. He and Feng Tian Wu stuck close to each other as they took their seats.
Xiong Quan, on the other hand, sat at the outer side sensibly.
“This place isn’t too bad.” Duan Ling Tian sat upright and raised his head. He was able to see the Ruo Shui River with his eyes clearly. The Ruo Shui River stretched out as far as one’s eyes could see. Like a pool of dead water, there was no sign of ripples at all as it was extremely tranquil.
However, Duan Ling Tian knew that behind the front of the Ruo Shui River’s calm water surface was a hidden killing intent.
In the middle of the Ruo Shui River, the surface of the water would become more unstable. The gravitational force would also become stronger, and it would be hard for people to cross the river calmly.
There would only be one ending for a martial artist with a lower cultivation base who crossed the Ruo Shui River.
Exhaustion, then drowning!
Once he drowned, there would only be one outcome: DEATH!
After fifteen minutes, other than the two Yin Yang Sect disciples, everybody else had boarded the swift boat.
That old man, who had first warned Duan Ling Tian before this and did not dare even to greet him in the end, had also sat close to the three of them.
“Young brother, sorry about just now. I was also worried that there would be eyes of the Gold-Devouring Organization among the group of people just now,” the old man looked at Duan Ling Tian and said apologetically.
Everybody feared death, including him as well.
Before this, the reason he dared to warn Duan Ling Tian was that that time, everybody else had been looking at Duan Ling Tian, so he was not worried about being found out.
“It’s alright.” Duan Ling Tian shook his head, showing that he was not all concerned about it.
“Rise!” Right at this moment, a loud shout resonated in the air.
It was one of the Yin Yang Sect elders who had yelled out loud. The next instance, the other Yin Yang Sect elder who was standing at the front of the swift boat started to get busy.
The swift boat could only be started if it was operated by a human.
Just as the Yin Yang elder’s word left his mouth, the swift boat soared up in the air. After gaining its momentum, it shot towards the up-sky of the Ruo Shui River like an arrow released from its bow.
Just as the swift boat entered the sky above the Ruo Shui River, it suddenly trembled and plummeted downward rapidly.
“What’s going on?!”
“Is there anything wrong with the swift boat?”
“Please don’t tell me that we’re actually this unlucky!”
At once, many people cried out loud.
Quickly, the swift boat stabilized and gradually increased its height, causing the hearts of many people that were hoisted up high to feel relieved once more.
“What a powerful gravitational pull this Ruo Shui River has!!” Although fear still lingered in their hearts, the people lamented.
“Of course, otherwise, if it wasn’t for the fact that the Ruo Shui River has a huge gravitational pull and that the river water could kill, why should we spend thirty Origin Stones without any reason to get onto this swift boat?” Some people who remained unperturbed and were apparently not new to riding this swift boat said as a matter-of-fact.
When the crowds heard them, they nodded their heads in unison.
“Young brother, is this not your first time riding the swift boat?” The old man, who had been shocked earlier and was still afraid, asked as he looked at Duan Ling Tian.
Although he had been taken by surprise just now, facing Duan Ling Tian and the other two, he could clearly read the expressions of the trio from the very beginning till the end of the incident.
Among the three of them, it was only the purple-clad young man who remained unperturbed as though he had already known that the swift boat would suddenly fall.
“It’s my first time riding it… However, somebody has told me about this happening before,” Duan Ling Tian replied.
Only then did the old man understand. Then, when he saw that Duan Ling Tian proceeded to close his eyes to attain mental composure, sensibly, he no longer said anything to disturb him.
Duan Ling Tian shut his eyes and cultivated quietly.
Nine Dragons Sovereign Technique — Divine Dragon Form!
“I still have a span of six months. In these six months, with the help of the tyrannical medicinal efficacy of the Rebirth Pill, it’s just a matter of time for me to make a breakthrough to the Third Level Martial Monarch Stage.” Duan Ling Tian cultivated for a moment before his heart suddenly became agitated.
The moment he recalled the state of his two fiancés, he could not calm down at all. The waves of irritation and wrath continued to spread as though he would explode with the slightest touch.
It was only after a long time that he was finally able to suppress them.
After calming himself down, Duan Ling Tian thought to himself, “The aftermath of being devilified by the Devilseal Tablet is just too much!”
The last time, when he was above the air of the nest of the Gold-Devouring Organization and had found out about the current unfavorable condition of his two fiancés, he was immediately consumed with wrath. He was so enraged beyond his control.
Just then, he had immediately grabbed the neck of that Yin Yang Sect elder.
Had his rationality not done its best to suppress his wrath, he would have already strangled that old man to death that time. The old man would have no need to wait for Feng Tian Wu to kill him.
“However, even if I could break through to the Third Level Martial Monarch Stage, it doesn’t mean that I can fight against the crowds of powerhouses in Yin Yang Sect! Particularly the Peak Master of the Yang Peak. As one of the most powerful persons in the Yin Yang Sect, his strength should be at least on the Eighth Level Martial Monarch Stage.” Duan Ling Tian’s mind kept revolving as he continued pondering.
“According to the Rebirth Martial Emperor’s memory, in the era that he was in that time, many of the first-rated forces had Ninth Level Martial Monarch Stage powerhouses. Who knows? That Yang Peak’s Peak Master of the Yin Yang Sect might be on the Ninth Level Martial Monarch Stage as well!” The moment Duan Ling Tian thought of this, he could not help but gasp inwardly.
If the other party really were a person who was at the Ninth Level Martial Monarch Stage, then he would be unable to come to possess a strength that could suppress him in just the span of six months.
“Unless my Fused Profundity can make a breakthrough and becomes like the Emperor Stage Profundity… Once it’s broken through, it will raise the strength of one ancient black dragon. Otherwise, I’m no match for him at all.” Duan Ling Tian was very clear about his own strength.
It was precisely this reason that Duan Ling Tian could feel a sense of inexplicable pressure that pressed down on him so much that he could barely breathe!
After taking a deep breath, Duan Ling Tian, who had finally eased his turmoiled feelings, began to calm his mind down and cultivate. With his hands holding three pieces of Nature Profundity Fragments, he comprehended and raised his Fused Profundity.
He did not idle for even one second as he continued to fathom the Sword Art knowledge that originated from the ‘sword’ word in his mind.
Right now, he was desperate to increase his strength.
If his strength was lacking, he might not be able to rescue the two ladies even after he had arrived at the Yin Yang Sect in the Inner Land.
“He has something on his mind.” Feng Tian Wu, who sat beside Duan Ling Tian quietly, also noticed that something was wrong with him right then. However, as sensible as she was, she did not disturb him, and instead, she just stayed by his side without saying any further.
The swift boat was extremely fast. The gushes of speedy wind chi blew from the front, yet the very same wind chi was blocked by the halo set up above the swift boat, prevented from disturbing anyone in the swift boat.
This halo was formed by none other than the Defensive Formation.
As the time went by, the people on the swift boat began to close their eyes to cultivate as well. For once, the entire swift boat fell into a peaceful silence.
Because the swift boat was flying in a normal state, the Yin Yang Sect elder in the front of the swift boat was no longer busy as well. He exchanged glances with the other Yin Yang Sect elder who stood at the end of the swift boat before they looked at Duan Ling Tian in unison. Hints of killing aura could be seen in the depth of their eyes.
Right now, they really itched to throw Duan Ling Tian out of the swift boat. However, they could not do that at all.
If they did so, yes, there was no doubt that they would be so pleased with themselves, but at the same time, fear would erupt within the others. In the future, once this story spread out, nobody would dare to ride on their Yin Yang Sect swift boat anymore.
The span of a month went by very quickly.
The entire journey was pleasant as they did not meet with any incident. There were only some tiny swift boats that passed by and stopped nearby them before leaving again.
90% of the people in the miniature swift boats were pirates who traveled above the Ruo Shui River. However, these pirates had excellent judgment. They usually would not cause a problem with somebody against whom they were unable to fight.
Just using the Yin Yang Sect’s swift boat as an example, not many pirates dared to take the initiative to cause problems with them. They usually would evade when they saw it from a distance.
Of course, not all pirates dared not pick trouble with them
There were many powerhouses among the pirates above the Ruo Shui River, including those that had the strength of Fourth Level Martial Monarch Stage and above.
To these pirates, even if they came across the Yin Yang Sect’s swift boat, they would never let it go. Not only that, to them, the Yin Yang Sect’s swift boat was like a cash cow as they could always get a massive number of high-grade Origin Stones in each of their attempt to plunder.