Chapter 1312: Saint Stone Reserve
Translator: EndlessFantasy Translation Editor: EndlessFantasy Translation
“I’ll go and look for Martial Emperor Ling Xuan and take back all of the Saint Stones that you won for him.” Han Xue Nai was ready to dash out of the compound as she spoke.
“Xue Nai, you’ve misunderstood.” Duan Ling Tian reacted at that second and stopped her just in time. “It’s true that I won the first place in the Hidden Fog Martial Competition three days ago, but Martial Emperor gave me all of the Saint Stones that I won. There were a total of ten of them. Nothing more, nothing less.”
“He’s my friend. I already knew that the most precious reward that the Hidden Fog Martial Competition would give was the Saint Stones before even getting to Hidden Fog Island,” Duan Ling Tian said, “I participated in the competition just for the Saint Stones.”
Han Xue Nai came to a realization and nodded at the same time. “Judging from what you said, Martial Emperor Ling Xuan doesn’t sound that bad. Since he’s your friend, then I won’t stir any trouble about that matter.”
“That matter? You won’t stir any trouble?” Duan Ling Tian was stunned. “Xue Nai, did… Did he offend you?”
“Hmph! He took you out of the Cloud Continent, causing me, Little White, and Little Gold to search for you for a while… I wanted to teach him a lesson, but since he’s your friend, I’ll let him go for your sake,” Han Yue Nai said as if she was correct.
Hearing her indignant retort, Duan Ling Tian was secretly relieved for Martial Emperor Ling Xuan Yang Hui.
If this little devil had targeted Yang Hui, even if he was not killed, he might have a layer of his skin removed.
Soon, Duan Ling Tian introduced Han Xue Nai to Ke’er and Li Fei.
“Sister Ke’er, Sister Fei’er.” Han Xue Nai, who was like a little devil to others, was sweet to Ke’er and Li Fei. She even addressed the both of them as “sister” which pleased them.
The three of them were comfortable together after a while.
The arrival of Han Xue Nai and the three fellas was undoubtedly a huge surprise to Duan Ling Tian.
“I initially planned to leave two days later…” Duan Ling Tian told her everything about him killing the son of the Second Island Master Chen Bei of the Hidden Fog Island to Han Xue Nai without holding anything back.
He had planned to leave as he was concerned that Chen Bei might attack him when he was no longer useful.
“Brother Ling Tian, I’m curious about the purpose of this Hidden Fog Island having this Hidden Fog Martial Competition… So, you don’t have to leave Hidden Fog Island just yet. Regarding Chen Bei, don’t take it to heart. It’d be great if he forgot the vengeance, but if he dares to take revenge on you, I’ll definitely kill him!” Han Xue Nai showed her true colors as a little devil with a tyrannical fury rising from her rosy cheeks as she spoke.
There were gushes of chilly aura released from her body without her even realizing it, and Duan Ling Tian could not help but shudder secretly.
“Hmm.” Duan Ling Tian nodded, also curious about the purpose of Hidden Fog Competition held by the Hidden Fog Island.
One must know that Hidden Fog Island contributed many Saint Stones to the Hidden Fog Martial Competition.
A Saint Stone could boost a Martial Emperor powerhouse’s cultivation base and was a rare treasure.
“Xue Nai, does the Saint Stone come from Dao Martial Saint Land?” Duan Ling Tian asked curiously.
He knew from the beginning that a Saint Stone was similar to an Origin Stone.
However, the Heaven and Earth Origin Energy contained in a Saint Stone was incomparable with that of an Origin Stone’s.
For instance, if the Heaven and Earth Origin Energy in a supreme grade Origin Stone was likened to a creek, the Heaven and Earth Origin Energy in Saint Stone was like a vast ocean.
When compared, they were on a different level.
“Yes,” Han Xue Nai confirmed, “Most Saint Stones are produced on Dao Martial Saint Land… Naturally, as one of the Four Great Overseas Saint Islands, this Hidden Fog Island has a supreme grade Origin Stone reserve hidden beneath it. On average, a Saint Stone will be produced every few years.
“On the Cloud Continent, there are two supreme grade Origin Stone reserves that can produce Saint Stones and are owned by the two Ancient Clans. Therefore, they aren’t interested in the Hidden Fog Martial Competition held by the Hidden Fog Island. They don’t lack Saint Stones after all,” Han Xue Nai said.
“I see.” Duan Ling Tian came to a realization.
“If that’s the case, although the Rebirth Martial Emperor was more or less related to the two Ancient Clans back then, none of the people from the Ancient Clans mentioned the Saint Stones to him,” Duan Ling Tian thought to himself.
In the Rebirth Martial Emperor’s memory, there was no record about the Saint Stones.
“So… Are many of those in the two Ancient Clans on the Cloud Continent above Seventh Level Martial Emperor Stage?” Duan Ling Tian asked curiously with a gleam flashing through his eyes.
“Han Li, whom I killed from the Han Clan last time, sent out a communication jade slip before he died… Later on, an old Eighth Level Martial Emperor fella from the Han Clan came to confront me. Even Little Gold was no match for him,” Han Xue Nai said.
“Eighth Level Martial Emperor Stage?” Although he was mentally prepared, Duan Ling Tian could not help but be stunned.
“That old fella wasn’t even the most powerful person in Han Clan!” Han Xue Nai exclaimed.
Duan Ling Tian felt a numbness petrify his scalp and he was shocked as he listened. “It seems like the Rebirth Martial Emperor didn’t encounter the real powerhouse of the Han Clan back then.”
“Standing on the peak of the Cloud Continent? Now, it seems like everything’s just a joke!” At that moment, Duan Ling Tian realized that the consideration of the Rebirth Martial Emperor as the No. 1 Martial Emperor on the Cloud Continent was merely what the public knew.
There were actually many others who were more powerful than him in the two Ancient Clans.
However, the two Ancient Clans had always kept a low profile without revealing the real powerhouses within.
What Han Xue Nai said next made Duan Ling Tian’s scalp tingle further. “Now that I think about it… I’ll have to thank the Han Clan for finding out about you being on the Hidden Fog Island.”
According to what Han Xue Nai said, she had enlisted help from the two Ancient Clans on the Cloud Continent just to look for him… The two Ancient Clans were powerful, but they had obeyed the command from Han Xue Nai, who was just a girl?
However, he was relieved as he thought about it and recalled Han Xue Nai’s background.
“Perhaps, they found out about Xue Nai’s identity,” Duan Ling Tian speculated secretly, “Of course, it might be Xue Nai’s ability which is sufficient to pressure the powerhouses from the two Ancient Clans. They were forced to help her.”
With Xue Nai’s devilish personality, the latter was possible.
“The production of the Saint Stones from the supreme grade Origin Stone reserve is limited. Is there any Saint Stone reserve on Dao Martial Saint Land?” Duan Ling Tian asked curiously while looking at Han Xue Nai.
“Of course there are,” she affirmed, “But Saint Stone reserves are usually owned by powerful forces. The forces that own Saint Stone reserves, even the weakest kind, has the ability to destroy the two Ancient Clans of the Cloud Continent overnight as well as the Four Great Overseas Saint Islands including the Hidden Fog Island.”
“Are they that powerful?” Duan Ling Tian was shocked.
“To those forces, Martial Emperor powerhouses are nothing,” Han Xue Nai proceeded.
Duan Ling Tian became silent upon hearing what Han Xue Nai said.
The power of Dao Martial Saint Land was beyond his imagination.
Naturally, at the same time as trembling at how powerful Dao Martial Saint Land was, he was a little excited. He was looking forward to go to Dao Martial Saint Land one day.
“It shouldn’t be too long for that day to come,” Duan Ling Tian thought to himself.
In the evening, he took some time to gather the two ladies. There was something that he had to tell them honestly.
“Ke’er, Little Fei’er… Let me tell the both of you the things that I’ve gone through after the both of you left the Seven Star Sword Sect.” Although he had spent most of the time with the two ladies since they were reunited, he did not have the opportunity to tell them about his experience after they left.
He held both ladies in his arms on each side and began to tell them what he had gone through.
He began the story with the Seven Star Sword Sect being destroyed.
Their expressions changed when they heard about the fallen Seven Star Sword Sect. Never had they thought that the sect would go through such a catastrophe after they left.
Tears were streaming from their faces like the pouring rain when they heard how the higher management of the Seven Star Sword Sect sacrificed their lives so that their man would live.
They only stopped crying when Duan Ling Tian told them that he not only avenged the Seven Star Sword Sect, but even rebuilt it.
Subsequently, he told them about Feng Tian Wu.
In the beginning, Ke’er was fine while Li Fei felt hostile towards Feng Tian Wu.
However, when they heard how Feng Tian Wu was willing to sacrifice her own life and had forced the explosion of her Fire Spirit Body to save Duan Ling Tian and had lost her memory eventually, the hostility within Li Fei vanished. Sympathy was all that remained.
After that, Duan Ling Tian told everything about his experiences. The ladies’ beautiful faces would tighten and their eyes would fill with concern whenever he talked about the heart-pounding parts of what he went through.
Although they knew he managed to turn the risky situations around, they could not help but be concerned.
Subsequently, he told them about Han Xue Nai as well.
The both of them were shocked to find out that she came from the mysterious Dao Martial Saint Land.
Before this, they had heard about Dao Martial Saint Land from him. Furthermore, they also found out that their in-laws were now in Dao Martial Saint Land.
After a night of storytelling, Duan Ling Tian turned his main experiences throughout the years into words and shared them with the two ladies in his arms.
“Rascal, I didn’t know that you’ve been through so much! Compared to what you went through, our story sounds boring now,” Li Fei sighed.
Ever since she and Ke’er had left the Seven Star Sword Sect back then, they went to the Yin Yang Sect, at which things turned around drastically later on. They went to You Han Valley after leaving the Yin Yang Sect.
Subsequently, they departed to Hidden Fog Island.
Compared to what Duan Ling Tian had gone through, their experiences were elementary.
“Young Master.” Ke’er hugged Duan Ling Tian tightly as she was still haunted by the thrilling stories that he had told them earlier.