Chapter 1185: Wu Lie, The Sect Leader of the True Martial Sect
Translator: EndlessFantasy Translation Editor: EndlessFantasy Translation
Upon hearing that, Duan Ling Tian narrowed his eyes lightly.
It had never crossed his mind that the cenotaph left behind during the second reincarnation of the Rebirth Martial Emperor would be discovered by somebody else, what more the benefit that was left.
According to the Rebirth Martial Emperor’s memory, that marker was the only cenotaph containing the legacy of the Weapon and Medicine Refinement Dao that he had left behind.
Of course, the legacy left behind had only reached grade one of weapon craftsmanship and alchemy. There was not a single word on Quasi-Royal Grade or Royal Grade weapons craftsmanship and alchemy at all.
People were selfish, let alone this Rebirth Martial Emperor who was once the one and only Quasi-Royal Grade weapons craftsman and alchemist. He would, of course, never share everything about himself.
“You two are lucky.” Duan Ling Tian smiled at Zhang San.
“No matter how good we are, we’re still not as skilled as you, Senior Brother.” Zhang San’s real age must be at least twenty or thirty years older than that of Duan Ling Tian’s. Still, as he was facing Duan Ling Tian, it seemed as though he was facing his senior. He was extremely humble and modest.
Even so, he appeared to be very natural.
In the Weapons Refinement Dao, the person who was more talented was much more respected.
Suddenly, a flash of brilliance flashed across Zhang San’s eyes as he stared with a burning gaze at Duan Ling Tian before he asked, “Senior Brother, the Weapon Flame that you solidified just now… That must be a Weapon Flame that has an even higher grade than the grade one Weapon Fire, isn’t it?”
Just now, the dark caramel flame that burst out of Duan Ling Tian’s hand had only taken the span of a few breaths to melt his grade one spirit fan into a puddle of liquid.
That display of power was much stronger than his grade one Weapon Fire.
“Good job.” Duan Ling Tian did not deny it. The Weapon Fire that he had solidified earlier was indeed a Weapon Flame that had a higher grade than the grade one Weapon Flame; it was the Quasi-Royal Grade Weapon Flame.
Because of this Quasi-Royal Grade Weapon Flame, he was able to temper the grade one spirit weapon that could originally give a strength boost of 89% and remold it into a grade one spirit weapon that could boost one’s power by 92%.
Even though it was a waste to use the Quasi-Royal Grade Weapon Flame to refine a grade one spirit weapon, its effects were extremely potent.
“It looks like there’s a level of weapons craftsman that is much higher than grade one of weapons craftsman. Senior Brother, I can’t believe that you’ve actually attained such a level in the Weapons Refinement Dao. Even in his prime, Senior Rebirth Martial Emperor couldn’t compare to you right now, could he?” Zhang San sighed.
His words elicited heat that crept up Duan Ling Tian’s cheeks.
He knew that Zhang San had uttered such words because he did not know anything about the Rebirth Martial Emperor at all.
Or perhaps, in Zhang San’s opinion, the Rebirth Martial Emperor was only a grade one weapons craftsman and alchemist. Zhang San had probably never even heard of Quasi-Royal Grade or even Royal Grade weapons craftsmen and alchemists before.
“As long as you’re willing to work hard, you’ll eventually reach where I am now,” Duan Ling Tian replied.
“As long as you’re willing to give me some pointers, Senior Brother, I believe that I’ll get there!” Zhang San smiled with an underlying meaning in his words.
“Rest assured. Since you’ve already joined the Ling Tian Sect, even if it were without the roots the both of us have with regards to the Rebirth Martial Emperor, I wouldn’t withhold any pointers from you,” Duan Ling Tian replied in all seriousness.
“Thank you, Senior Brother!” Upon hearing that, Zhang San’s face was filled with a delighted expression. At the same time, he quickly bowed in gratitude.
“Another few days more and I believe that there’ll be many grade one weapons craftsmen and alchemists who’ll come to our Ling Tian Sect… By that time, I’ll assign you a group of grade one weapons craftsmen to lead,” Duan Ling Tian told Zhang San, “I hope that you won’t let me down.”
“Thank you for having such a high opinion of me, Senior Brother. I definitely won’t let you down!” Zhang San replied with a solemn expression.
Duan Ling Tian nodded.
The reason he had made such a decision was that the attainment that Zhang San possessed in the Weapons Refinement Dao was far from other ordinary grade one weapons craftsmen.
However, all grade one weapons craftsmen were haughty and proud. In order to convince them, one would need to crush them violently in the Weapons Refinement Dao, so that they would genuinely submit.
Zhang San was no doubt a great candidate
“Roughly when will Li Si come out of his closed-door cultivation?” Besides that, Duan Ling Tian also wished to task a group of grade one alchemists to Li Si to lead. According to Zhang San, his accomplishment in the Medicine Refinement Dao far surpassed other regular grade one alchemists.
“It shouldn’t be too long now,” Zhang San replied.
“That’d be great.” Duan Ling Tian nodded before his body flashed towards the outside of the main hall. “Follow me. I’ll ask Vice Sect Leader Luo to arrange a place for you to stay.”
After settling a place for Zhang San to stay, Duan Ling Tian returned to his room to cultivate, and after just three days of cultivation, there were already many grade one weapons craftsmen and alchemists who had come knocking on their door.
These weapons craftsmen and alchemists showed up because of the attractiveness of the fame.
After Duan Ling Tian had shown his mastery of the Weapons and Medicine Refinement Dao, all the weapons craftsmen and alchemists decided to stay.
As Weapon Craftsmen and alchemists who had reached their current level, most of them sought to achieve a higher level in the Weapons and Medicine Refinement Dao.
There was no doubt that staying in the Ling Tian Sect was the best opportunity for them to do so.
Zhang San led the group of weapons craftsmen, and even the alchemists were parked under him temporarily.
What was worth mentioning was that after Duan Ling Tian had demonstrated his powerful Weapons Refinement technique followed by another powerful Medicine Refinement technique, it had taken everyone, including Zhang San, by extreme astoundment.
“The Sect Leader must be a Variant!”
That was the only thought in the minds of the group of grade one weapons craftsmen and alchemists, including Zhang San. None of them thought that Duan Ling Tian could possibly be a human.
He only looked about twenty-five years old, yet his cultivation base seemed to be at the Ninth Level Martial Monarch Stage already. He excelled in both Weapons and Medicine Refinement Dao, and not only that, but he also demonstrated eye-boggling accomplishments that could be labeled as monstrous in both disciplines.
In their opinions, such a person could only be a Variant!
Not just that, but he was a Variant among the Variants!
For this reason, just with his “charm” alone, Duan Ling Tian managed to enthrall the group of grade one weapons craftsmen and alchemists to stay.
There were a total of thirteen weapons craftsman and alchemists.
Of course, as long as the Ling Tian Sect continued to recruit grade one weapons craftsmen and alchemists from the outside, this number would keep increasing.
Even though the rate of increase was slow, it would inevitably become an alarming number after a long period of accumulation.
Each and every elder and disciple of the Ling Tian Sect who used to doubt Duan Ling Tian’s words before seemed to feel a stinging slap land violently on their faces. In fact, it was a loud, crisp slap.
The elders and disciples of the Ling Tian Sect could still remember that just some time ago, Duan Ling Tian, their Sect Leader, had promised that he would “bait” some grade one alchemists and weapons craftsmen to the Ling Tian Sect.
At that time, they thought that the Sect Leader was merely bragging.
However, the reality was like a loud, resounding slap and at the same time, it shut their mouths completely.
As a sect that had been passed down for several thousand years, the True Martial Sect, which was also a first-rate force now, stood inside a great, vast canyon. The great canyon was filled with thick, green plants and bushes, making it seem like it was the middle of spring.
Being in the canyon gave one a feeling of peace and tranquility.
However, that day, an uninvited guest made his appearance at the True Martial Sect.
An old man, who was already worn out from a long journey, descended from the sky at a speed so fast that the disciples patrolling above the sky of the True Martial Sect’s estate did not notice anything at all.
“Sect Leader Wu Lie, Zhou Hua from the Zhou Clan is here!” Very soon, a boisterous voice echoed from the great canyon and took everybody from the True Martial Sect by surprise.
“Zhou Hua?” Right away, many elders and disciples from the True Martial Sect were bewildered.
They were not unfamiliar with the name Zhou Hua.
Zhou Hua was the second elder of the Zhou Clan from Ataraxia City. He was one of the very few powerhouses who were on the Seventh Level Martial Monarch Stage and above. His strength was incredibly mighty, and even their True Martial Sect had only a handful of people that could compare to him.
“Elder Zhou Hua.” Very soon, a middle-aged man who was finely dressed appeared before Zhou Hua, the second elder of the Zhou Clan, accompanied by an old, white-haired man.
“I wonder what brings you to my True Martial Sect, Elder Zhou Hua?” The well-dressed middle-aged man looked at Zhou Hua and smiled as he asked.
“Sect Leader Wu Lie!” The moment Zhou Hua saw him, he did not dare to slack and immediately paid his respect.
Wu Lie was the Sect Leader of the True Martial Sect, and he was one of the strongest people in the True Martial Sect.
Suddenly, Zhou Hua turned solemn and reminded him beforehand, “Sect Leader Wu Lie, I hope you’ll be mentally prepared before I tell you about this matter.”
With such a warning, Wu Lie immediately felt an ominous premonition. Instantly, his face turned grave, and his eyes became glum as he asked in a deep voice, “What is it that you’re going to tell me, Elder Zhou Hua?”
“Sect Leader Wu Lie, before I came here, your two sons died in Ataraxia City.” After Zhou Hua finished his sentence in a breath, he heaved a sigh before he added, “My condolences to you.”
The moment Zhou Hua’s words left his mouth, it was as though a lightning had suddenly struck from the sky and landed right on Wu Lie’s head, shocking him until he could not return to his senses for a very long time.
By the time he finally came to, an extremely cool aura automatically gushed out of his body. “Elder Zhou Hua, is that the truth?”
“I’d not dare lie to you regarding such a matter, Sect Leader Wu Lie,” Zhou Hua replied with a straight face.
“Who was the one who did it?” Wu Lie roared in a deep voice.
“I don’t know either.”
“You don’t know?” Upon hearing that, Wu Lie’s face turned thunderous. By the time he looked at Zhou Hua again, there was the additional hint of a murderous gleam in his eyes as though he was about to press his enmity against the Second Elder of the Zhou Clan.
“Before I came, he hadn’t revealed his identity yet… Perhaps, he has already done so by now.”
“Tell me as we move.” After Wu Lie spat out in his deep voice, his figure charged out, and he disappeared from the spot. He was heading towards Ataraxia City.
Right at this moment, the old man by Wu Lie’s side had also followed suit at a speed that did not seem to be slower than Wu Lie’s.
After taking a deep breath, Zhou Hua followed as well.
Very soon, Liu Jie, whose speed was not yet fully unleashed, asked in a deep voice after Zhou Hua had caught up with him, “Elder Zhou Hua, tell me… What actually happened? Where did it happen? Why would my sons be dead?”
Under the burning gaze of Wu Lie, Zhou Hua revealed everything that he knew.
“If that pair of bitch and son-of-a-bitch don’t die, I, Wu Lie, am not worthy to be their father!” After knowing that his two sons had died one after another in the hands of a man and a woman, and that they had actually come together, Wu Lie was utterly furious!