Chapter 1282: The Bowstring That Gives Him Headaches
Translator: EndlessFantasy Translation Editor: EndlessFantasy Translation
Although using an arrow to sneak-attack someone was not that elegant, one must admit that it was the most effective and direct method.
Due to this reason, Duan Ling Tian deliberately refined the bow and arrow so that it would not shine.
The bow and arrow could only display its terrifying power if it caught its opponent off guard.
“Regardless if it’s the bow or the arrow, they’re both Royal Grade Spirit Weapons…” Duan Ling Tian’s gaze fell on the bow and arrow that were completely black in color. With a raise of his hand, he infused his Origin Energy into them separately till a crisp sound resonated from them.
Suddenly, Duan Ling Tian’s hand jerked before the arrow shot out.
The air from where it swept past turned into a vacuumed space, and when he retracted his hand, it set off a series of thunderous detonation sound.
“This is my first time crafting a Royal Grade Spirit Weapon, and it already grants a 120% boost. Looks like my ability as a Royal Grade Weapons Craftsman is quite good.” Although the Heaven and Earth Energy did not mobilize and solidify into the Heaven and Earth Phenomenon, Duan Ling Tian was able to tell the strength of the boost the bow and arrow gave.
Whether it was the bow or arrow, both were Royal Grade Spirit Weapons even though they were separate entities.
“I only need to inscribe the Interlinking Formation on them now.” Duan Ling Tian’s heart jolted. He raised a hand and another pile of materials appeared. It hovered in the air as he controlled them using an invisible energy.
These materials were for inscribing.
He prepared to inscribe the Interlinking Formation on the bow and arrow that were just made, linking them together like an inseparable pair of mother and child.
The Interlinking Formation was an extremely common Inscription Formation.
Even on Cloud Continent, many people knew how to inscribe the Interlinking Formation as well. It was usually used on Spirit Weapons like the archery sets.
When the arrow from the Spirit Archery Set that was inscribed with the Interlinking Formation shot out, he only needed to activate the Interlinking Formation to summon the arrow back.
Naturally, there was a range limit for the Interlinking Formation.
The commonly used Interlinking Formation on Cloud Continent had a range limit of 100 meters.
In other words, arrows that were shot out within the range of 100 meters could be summoned back using the Interlinking Formation.
The arrow would be lost if it flew beyond 100 meters.
Due to this reason, very few people on Cloud Continent would use a bow and arrow as a Spirit Weapon.
It would be fine if one could kill an opponent who was more than 100 meters away with only one shot of the arrow. However, if one’s shot missed, it would place one in a very dangerous situation if that was the only arrow one had.
Moreover, the arrow’s force also depended on its quality. Due to this reason, one could not carry too many arrows. Just like the Royal Grade Arrow in Duan Ling Tian’s hand.
Even if he finished using the Ink Steel in his hand, he could only refine two arrows at most.
Previously, when he went to Hidden Fog City to procure materials, he noticed there were no Ink Steels even in Hidden Fog City.
One could easily imagine how rare the Ink Steel was.
Moreover, the Ink Steel was a must-have item to refine Royal Grade Spirit Weapons.
‘Fortunately, the Interlinking Formation in the Rebirth Martial Emperor’s memory has been upgraded by him. Its working range can go up to 500 meters! That’s five times more than ordinary Interlinking Formations.’ Duan Ling Tian sighed in relief when he thought of this.
This meant if the arrow that was inscribed with the Interlinking Formation was in within 500 meters, he could easily summon it back with the Interlinking Formation.
However, if it flew past 500 meters, he would have to pick it up himself.
If he encountered his enemies, his enemies certainly would not give him the chance to retrieve the arrow.
Due to this reason, unless he had more than one arrow in his hand or if he was confident could kill or severely injure his opponent in just a shot, he would not simply shoot the arrow out, especially if the opponent was more than 500 meters away.
‘Looks like I need to use the remaining Ink Steel and some other materials to make another two arrows for spare just in case,’ Duan Ling Tian thought to himself.
In that case, he would have two more chances to make a blunder in within 500 meters.
If he was confident he could kill or severely injure his opponent in three shots of arrows, he would be able to shoot the arrow to his heart’s content even if his opponent was more than 500 meters away.
‘However, once the arrow that’s shot out with my force leaves my sight, it would be a problem for me to look for it later. So unless it’s absolutely necessary, it’s better not to shoot at an opponent who’s standing more than 500 meters away.’ Duan Ling Tian smiled wryly when he thought about this.
Putting aside other people’s arrows, his arrow was a Royal Grade Spirit Weapon after all. He was unwilling to part with it just like that.
In the next instant, Duan Ling Tian released his hand and began to inscribe the Interlinking Formation.
Since the Rebirth Martial Emperor had inscribed and set up the Inscription Formation before, Duan Ling Tian who had already prepared the materials in advance easily inscribed and set up the Interlinking Formation on the bow and arrow.
“Let’s give it a try.” After Duan Ling Tian finished inscribing the Interlinking Formation, he lifted his hand and threw the arrow out.
The sharp arrow pierced through the sky as though it was shot out with the bow. Its speed was faster than lightning.
Duan Ling Tian did not take his eyes off its trajectory.
Just as it was about to leave the 500 meters range limit, Duan Ling Tian’s heart jolted before he quickly activated the Interlinking Formation on the bow in his hand.
In just an instant, the arrow turned around and returned to his hand.
“Again!” Duan Ling Tian raised his hand again and threw the arrow out again. This time, he did not activate the Interlinking Formation on the bow. Instead, he chased after it.
When he chased after it, he activated the strength he used to throw the arrow, and he relied on the strength from the boost that the Royal Grade Spirit Bow granted him.
This was because the arrow was a Royal Grade Spirit Weapon. If Duan Ling Tian did not do this, he would be able to catch up to the arrow.
Duan Ling Tian’s speed was almost similar to the arrow. Their speed was equally matched.
However, since the arrow did not have any burst of subsequent energy, its speed gradually decreased. In the end, Duan Ling Tian caught up to it and gripped it in his hand.
“And to think that I didn’t shoot this arrow out from the bow…” Duan Ling Tian was clear if the arrow was shot out using the bow with his full strength, he would not be able to chase after it.
Soon after, Duan Ling Tian took out the cow tendon he had long prepared from his Spatial Ring. The cow tendon was from a Ninth Level Void Transformation Stage cow-type demon beast.
The cow tendon could be directly tied to the bow without the need of any refinement.
When Duan Ling Tian was making the bow, he had already made a joggle on the bow for the bowstring.
After tying the bowstring on the bow and pulling it tautly, the bow and the bowstring were all in place. The bow was now complete.
“Now it’s time for me to test the bow’s power.” Duan Ling Tian took the arrow and placed it on the bow. He pulled the bowstring tightly before letting it go.
However, just as he infused his strength into the bow and pulled the bowstring back into the shape of a full moon, an unexpected incident suddenly occurred.
A loud and crisp sound echoed as the bowstring snapped.
“T-This…” Duan Ling Tian was completely stunned when he saw the cow tendon had snapped into two. When he returned to his senses after a long while, he could only smile wryly.
‘Looks like the cow tendon of a Ninth Level Void Transformation Stage demon beast is not enough to become the bowstring of a Royal Grade Spirit Archery Set. Moreover, even if I don’t use the arrow that’s a Royal Grade Spirit Weapon, I can still easily snap it with just my strength alone. After all, it’s merely a cow tendon from a Ninth level Void Transformation Stage cow-type demon beast… I didn’t think about this before.’ Duan Ling Tian sighed loudly when he thought about this.
“Let alone a Royal Grade Spirit Archery Set, it looks like I won’t even be able to make a Quasi Royal Grade Spirit Archery set before I find a suitable bowstring that fits.” Duan Ling Tian knew this very well.
“Where should I look for a suitable bowstring then?” He was slightly desperate now.
After a long time, Duan Ling Tian calmed himself down and went to Hidden Fog City again. After searching through the entire Hidden Fog City, he still did not find any tendon from a demon beast that was above the Demon Monarch Stage.
There were many other body parts from demon beasts above the Demon Monarch Stage in Hidden Fog City, but not every demon beasts had tendons in their bodies.
It could only be the cow or dragon tendon.
So far, he seemed to have only two choices.
“Maybe I should ask Brother Yang.” At this moment, Duan Ling Tian suddenly thought of Yang Hui, Martial Emperor Ling Xuan, the Martial Emperor who brought him to the Hidden Fog Island from Cloud Continent.
The moment he thought of Yang Hui, he quickly rushed back to the southern island.
With his current speed, he soon arrived at the place where Ling Xuan Peak’s people had been staying. He instantly began to search for Yang Hui.
“Brother Ling Tian… Y-You’ve broken through to the Martial Emperor Stage?” The instant Yang Hui laid eyes on Duan Ling Tian, he immediately sensed the changes in Duan Ling Tian. He was certain Duan Ling Tian had broken through to the Martial Emperor Stage.
However, he was not completely certain.
Although he was at the Fourth Level Martial Emperor Stage and could roughly sense if a person was at the Martial Emperor Stage or not, he was not 100% confident.
Yang Hui was only certain when he saw Duan Ling Tian nodding his head. He immediately congratulated Duan Ling Tian, “Congratulations, Brother Ling Tian.”
Duan Ling Tian nodded.
“Brother Ling Tian, I didn’t see you for a period of time… Where have you been?” Yang Hui asked.
Previously, he had looked for Duan Ling Tian multiple times, but he did not see him at all.
“I was with my two fiancés,” Duan Ling Tian said honestly.
“Fiancés? Moreover, you said two fiancés?” Yang Hui was shocked. “Brother Ling Tian… Since when do you have fiancés? Did you meet them here? Somebody from the Hidden Fog Island?”
“No.” Duan Ling Tian shook his head. “They’re my fiancés and my childhood friends… It has been a long time since I last saw them. It did not cross my mind that I would be reunited with them on the Hidden Fog Island.”
“Childhood friends?” Yang Hui became even more shocked. He could also faintly guess what happened. “Brother Ling Tian, y-you mean… Your memory has returned?”
“Yes.” Duan Ling Tian nodded.
“Then, does this mean that… Y-You’re originally from the Hidden Fog Island?” Yang Hui asked again.
In his opinion, since Duan Ling Tian’s childhood friends who were also his fiancés were both on the Hidden Fog Island, then it was very likely the three of them were from the Hidden Fog Island.
As for how Duan Ling Tian lost his memory and why he showed up on Cloud Continent, he had no explanation for that.