Chapter 1278: The Statute of the Martial Emperor Han Bing?
Translator: EndlessFantasy Translation Editor: EndlessFantasy Translation
“Rascal, you’re mistaken… Little Sister Ke’er was immediately taken in as a personal disciple by Martial Emperor You Han because she was cultivating the Frost God’s Sword Technique,” Li Fei told Duan Ling Tian.
“I’ve forgotten about that… You’ve just said that both you and Ke’er are personal disciples of the Martial Emperor You Han.”
“It is not surprising that Ke’er became the personal disciple of Martial Emperor You Han due to the Frost God’s Sword Technique. How did you join her?” Duan Ling Tian asked with a face filled with doubt.
He understood both Ke’er and Li Fei.
Both their talents and strength were definitely insufficient to convince the Martial Emperor You Han to accept them as her personal disciples. There must have been some other reason.
He already knew the reason Martial Emperor You Han had taken Ke’er as her personal disciple, but the reason Li Fei was included simply eluded Duan Ling Tian.
“That was because Ke’er insisted on it… She refused to be Martial Emperor You Han’s personal disciple if she did not take me in as a personal disciple as well,” Li Fei looked towards Ke’er and said.
“You mean it’s that easy to bargain with Martial Emperor You Han?” Duan Ling Tian raised his eyebrow in surprise.
“Actually, I was quite startled at that moment… Logically speaking, from a Martial Emperor’s point of view, it is the person’s good fortune to be accepted as a personal disciple.”
“She definitely wouldn’t be happy if that said person wanted to bargain and negotiate the terms… However, Martial Emperor You Han wasn’t upset when Ke’er stated her terms. She even agreed to her terms as soon as she stated them,” Li Fei said.
“I see. Then, there were only two possibilities,” Duan Ling Tian said, “Either Martial Emperor You Han really wanted Ke’er to be her personal disciple, that’s why she was willing to make the concession or perhaps Martial Emperor You Han has an ulterior motive.”
“Did any of you notice anything strange about Martial Emperor You Han after you became her personal disciples? Duan Ling Tian asked Li Fei and Ke’er.
“Now that you mention it, something was slightly weird,” Li Fei said after a moment of contemplation, “She seemed exceptionally interested in you.”
“Me? ” Duan Ling Tian was startled.
“Yup.” Li Fei nodded.
“She’s asked me about you more than once, but she seemed to have some reservations… I didn’t feel that anything was amiss at that time. However, it seemed a little weird after thinking about it now.”
“Has Master ask you about Young Master too, Sister Li Fei?” Ke’er was surprised.
“Ke’er, from what you said… Did Martial Emperor You Han ask you about me too?” Duan Ling Tian questioned.
Ke’er nodded and added, “What happened with me was pretty similar to what Sister Li Fei said.”
“Did you mention to Martial Emperor You Han that the Frost God’s Sword Technique which you’re cultivating was from me, Ke’er?” Duan Ling Tian asked further.
Ke’er nodded yet again.
Duan Ling Tian narrowed his eyes after that confirmation and a flash of glimmer crossed his eyes.
“For now, I’m certain that your master… Martial Emperor You Han has an ulterior motive for taking the both of you as her personal disciples. My guess is that she might even desire something I have,” Duan Ling Tian said to Li Fei and Ke’er. “Or else, she wouldn’t have asked both of you information about me. Maybe she knows some of my secrets.”
Duan Ling Tian raised his guard as he put the information he obtained together.
“Young Master, are you saying that Master has an ulterior motive?
Ke’er raised her guard as well since she trusted Duan Ling Tian unconditionally. As for Martial Emperor You Han, the total amount of time she spent with her was less than half a day even though she was her personal disciple.
Li Fei looked towards Duan Ling Tian as well.
Duan Ling Tian looked at Ke’er and Li Fei with a straight face and spoke in a serious tone, “Ke’er, Li Fei… I think it’s time for me to tell you both something.”
“Don’t scare me, Young Master.” Ke’er’s pretty face turned grave after seeing his straight face. Although Lei Fei’s face remained expressionless, both her brows were pressed together tightly.
She was also very curious as to what he was going to say next as well.
“Ke’er, you’ve been with me the longest… You must’ve heard of stories about me before you followed me during the time I was at the Li Clan’s Estate in Fresh Breeze Town?” Duan Ling Tian looked at Ke’er.
“Yes.” Ke’er nodded. She remembered overhearing his tragic past from the Li Clan disciples when she first followed him to the Li Clan Estate in Fresh Breeze Town.
However, after she followed him, he became extraordinary. Apart from being high-profile, Duan Ling Tian showed prospect and talent to become the up-and-coming young talent in Fresh Breeze Town.
She had her suspicions at that time that the rumors of her young master’s tragic past were purely forged.
“Actually, I had a rare encounter before I knew you… That encounter provided me with an opportunity to merge with the memory of a Martial Emperor,” Duan Ling Tian shared honestly while looking at Ke’er.
He was talking about the incident whereby he had merged with the memories of the Rebirth Martial Emperor. However, he did not bring his past life up.
It was because Duan Ling Tian did not trust both the women. Li Fei and Ke’er were his fiancées; he was even willing to offer his life for them.
He was afraid that he would scare the both of them. After all, it might be too much for Li Fei and Ke’er to digest the news as it was extremely bizarre.
“Rebirth Martial Emperor? Three Lives Rebirth Technique? The Rebirth Martial Emperor picked Young Master for his third rebirth, intending to occupy your body and replace you, didn’t he, Young Master?” Ke’er was shocked and her face paled.
“That legendary person from 20,000 years ago… It’s incredible that the Rebirth Martial Emperor could’ve survived 20,000 years with a technique.” Li Fei was shocked as well, and she took a deep breath to soothe her nerves.
After that, Duan Ling Tian explained the Rebirth Martial Emperor’s past and his achievements in the Weapons Refinement Dao, Medicine Refinement Dao, and Inscription Dao to Ke’er and Li Fei.
“No wonder you aren’t only proficient in weapons refinement and medicine refinement. You’re also adept in inscription! Now, I know it was all due to the memories of the Rebirth Martial Emperor,” Li Fei suddenly exclaimed. Previously, she actually thought her fiancé was an all-rounded talent.
“I guess the Rebirth Martial Emperor wouldn’t have guessed that he would fail during his third rebirth and give the memories and experiences from his past two lives to you as a gift, Young Master,” Ke’er said excitedly.
Finally, Ke’er knew the origins of the Frost God’s Sword Technique. The Rebirth Martial Emperor had won the technique from another martial emperor known as Martial Emperor Han Bing.
“Rascal… Do you think that the Rebirth Martial Emperor was the reason that Martial Emperor You Han asked Ke’er and me about you?” Li Fei guessed.
“I have the same suspicion as well. The fact that Martial Emperor You Han knew the complete Frost God’s Sword Technique shows that she was somehow related to the Martial Emperor You Han… Or maybe she inherited it from the Martial Emperor You Han!”
Duan Ling Tian’s eyes started to gleam as brightly as the stars in the night sky as he continued to infer, “Can we make that assumption that Martial Emperor You Han obtained the Martial Emperor Han Bing’s inheritance and in her inheritance, there were records of the Rebirth Martial Emperor?”
Li Fei guessed, “In addition to that, Martial Emperor Han Bing also stated in her inheritance how the Rebirth Martial Emperor had obtained her cultivation methods.”
“Martial Emperor You Han asked about you because she suspected that you’re the third reincarnation of the Rebirth Martial Emperor! Maybe she knows that the Rebirth Martial Emperor was a Royal Grade Alchemist back in the day from messages left by Martial Emperor Han Bing,” Li Fei continued guessing.
“That’s a possibility.” Duan Ling Tian nodded.
“Young Master, I recalled something… Before leaving You Han Valley for the Hidden Fog Island, I accidentally entered the forbidden area of You Han Valley.” Suddenly, Ke’er piped up.
“The forbidden area of You Han Valley?” Duan Ling Tian was taken by surprise.
“There were only two people in You Han Valley who were allowed to enter the forbidden area. Martial Emperor You Han was one of them and the other was Senior Sister Xu Rong,” Li Fei said
“Senior Sister Xu Rong? The woman in green who was with the both of you previously?” Duan Ling Tian asked curiously.
“Yes, she’s Senior Sister Xu Rong. Apart from that, Xu Rong was also Martial Emperor You Han’s first personal disciple. Martial Emperor You Han regarded her highly. Rumor has it that she was also a Martial Emperor!” Li Fei added.
“Senior Sister Xu Rong brought me out the last time I accidentally entered the forbidden area. However, I still managed to see an ice sculpture of a woman when I was in there,” Ke’er said.
“An ice sculpture?” Duan Ling Tian and Li Fei were stunned.
Ke’er nodded. “That sculpture is a woman standing with a sword in her hands… At that time, I only took a glance at it. However, I can tell the ice sculpture has been there for quite a while. It was possible You Han Valley inherited the sculpture.”
“Does the sculpture of the woman holding the sword have any particular facial characteristics?” Duan Ling Tian asked.
“There’s a sword-shaped marking in between the woman’s eyebrows… But I’m unsure whether it was an effect of the ice,” Ke’er said.
“Sword-shaped marking? In between her eyebrows?” Duan Ling Tian sighed as he skimmed through the Rebirth Martial Emperor’s memories.
Finally, he managed to confirm the identity of the ice sculpture.
The ice sculpture belonged to Martial Emperor Han Bing who had fought with the Rebirth Martial Emperor in the past. She was widely recognized as a natural sword cultivator as she had a sword-shaped marking in between her eyebrows.
“An ice sculpture of Martial Emperor Han Bing? It must’ve been there for a long time.” Duan Ling Tian paused for a moment before continuing, “The way I see it, Martial Emperor You Han shouldn’t have obtained Martial Emperor Han Bing’s inheritance. It was more likely that her predecessors of You Han Valley were the ones who had obtained them.”
“Did she build You Han Valley by herself?” Duan Ling Tian asked.
“No. I’m sure of that.” Both Li Fei and Ke’er knew the answer to that question.
In the meantime, after Xu Rong left Hidden Fog City, she immediately headed towards You Han Valley’s campsite in the southern island of the Hidden Fog Island to look for Martial Emperor You Han while Duan Ling Tian was discussing her with Ke’er and Li Fei.
“Master, Junior Sister Ke’er and Junior Sister Li Fei’s fiancé have appeared,” Xu Rong reported with a reverent and respectful manner.
Martial Emperor You Han’s breathing instantly quickened and she became incited after listening to Xu Rong’s report.