Chapter 1331: Adulthood Is At 100 Years Old
Translator: EndlessFantasy Translation Editor: EndlessFantasy Translation
“I’ve no idea… Perhaps, some dragon clan’s lineal descendants found it a waste to kill him and pitied him,” Han Xue Nai speculated, “It’s also possible they sent him out of the Dao Martial Saint Land because of that… Otherwise, let alone a juvenile five-clawed divine dragon, even if it was an adult five-clawed divine dragon, the dragon clan would not allow it to stray so far away.”
A five-clawed divine dragon inherited the bloodline of the dragon clan, and it was the ‘root’ of the dragon clan.
If it was not for the fact that the five-clawed Devil Dragon might bring calamity upon them, the dragon clans would not have abandoned it.
“Juvenile? Xue Nai, you mean… Di Yong, the Island Master of the Half Moon Island, was just a juvenile five-clawed divine dragon?” Duan Ling Tian was baffled.
“His body is slightly over 100 meters long… He was 50 years old at the most. Five-clawed divine dragons only reach adulthood at the age of 100. At that time, its true form can reach up to 300 meters long,” Han Xue Nai replied.
“Adulthood is at 100 years old?” A twitch could be seen on the corner of Duan Ling Tian’s mouth.
“The dragon clans are different from humans. When they’re born, they already have a lifespan of 1,000 years before they even start cultivating. Once they begin to cultivate and make a breakthrough to the Mortal Shedding Stage, their lifespan can increase up to 3,000 years,” Han Xue Nai continued, “Once they’ve made a breakthrough to the Saint Rudiment Stage, their lifespan goes up to 10,000 years. They’ll have eternal life once they enter the Saint Stage.”
Upon hearing this, Duan Ling Tian was immediately rendered speechless. This was even more heaven-defying than the other clans.
Humans, for example, before they reached the Martial Emperor Stage, they would a lifespan of 100 years. When they entered the Martial Emperor Stage, they had a lifespan of 200 years. They could not be compared to the dragon clans at all.
“The dragon clans are like God’s favorite children,” Duan Ling Tian mused.
“You can say that they’re God’s favorite children… It’s a good thing their reproductive capacity is low. Otherwise, this world would’ve been ruled by them since a long time…” Han Xue Nai chimed in.
Duan Ling Tian strongly agreed with her.
If members of the powerful dragon clans could reach the number of humans, let alone the Dao Martial Saint Land, even the three great Mortal Continents would have been ruled by them.
At that time, the other clans and tribes could only submit to the destiny of becoming their slaves.
The exchange between Duan Ling Tian and Han Xue Nai had happened through Voice Transmission. Due to this reason, Wang Yu did not hear a word at all from the beginning until the end.
“Duan Ling Tian, we should…” Wang Yu looked at Duan Ling Tian. He was about to say something when he stopped abruptly.
His eyes narrowed, and his face turned pale immediately. It was as though somebody had a tight grip on his throat.
At the same time, Duan Ling Tian and Han Xue Nai turned around to look behind him.
A gigantic figure soared up into the sky. The twisting body that was over 100 meters long looked very majestic.
It was a five-clawed divine dragon.
However, unlike an ordinary divine dragon, its body was completely black, and the black scales on its body gleamed coldly in the light. Its crimson red eyes narrowed and were staring fixedly at Duan Ling Tian.
“Boy, you’re really my lucky star! Not only did you find the body of a dragon clan’s lineal descendant for me, but it’s also a five-clawed Devil Dragon on top of that! Devil Dao is the nature of this five-clawed Devil Dragon, and it’s the best body for a Devil Cultivator!” The five-clawed Devil Dragon spoke like a human in an excited tone. It was Wang Ba, the Devil Cultivator who had taken over the Devil Dragon, who was talking.
Previously, Wang Ba had asked Duan Ling Tian to find the body of a dragon clan’s lineal descendant for him. However, he did not really mean what he had said.
In the Dao Martial Saint Land, there was no doubt that the body of a dragon was one of a kind among all tribes and clans, particularly the body of a five-clawed divine dragon since it was extremely powerful.
Wang Ba did not expect he would encounter the body of a five-clawed divine dragon — heck, it was even a five-clawed Devil Dragon on top of that — when he followed Duan Ling Tian.
The five-clawed Devil Dragon was born devilified, and the art it practiced was the Devil Cultivation Dao.
To Wang Ba who was once a Saint Stage Devil Cultivator, the body of the five-clawed Devil Dragon was the best body in the entire world. It was the most suitable for him.
“Bastard, have you completely taken over his body?” Duan Ling Tian asked.
The moment this word left Duan Ling Tian’s mouth, be it Han Xue Nai or Wang Yu, who was so scared that he stood rooted to his spot at the side, a twitch appeared on the corner of their mouths at once.
Han Xue Nai burst out laughing immediately before she looked at Duan Ling Tian and asked, “B-Brother Ling Tian, didn’t you say his name is Wang Ba? Why did you call him ‘Bastard’?”
“Isn’t it the same?” Duan Ling Tian asked innocently.
“Same?” Upon seeing how innocent Duan Ling Tian looked, Han Xue Nai could no longer hold back and laughed out loud.
Was bastard not the same as a turtle?
“Hurmph! Boy, I’ve decided… From today onward, my name is no longer Wang Ba.” The five-clawed Devil Dragon circled the air, and his crimson red eyes were filled with bloody vigor. His voice was sonorous and deafening.
“No longer Wang Ba? Then what are you going to call yourself?” Duan Ling Tian asked.
“Isn’t this guy’s original name Di Yong? Well, I think the name sounds quite good… From today onward, my name will be Di Yong,” the five-clawed Devil Dragon said in a human-like manner.
“Di Yong? This name does indeed sound quite good. It’s much better than your previous name.” Han Xue Nai laughed.
“Of course! If this name is not nice, then I’ll change it again. Girl, you really have good taste.” The five-clawed Devil Dragon lifted its dragon head proudly and looked at Duan Ling Tian. “Boy, remember, call me Di Yong next time! You can call me Lord Di Yong or Senior Di Yong.”
Duan Ling Tian ignored him and asked him nonchalantly, “Why aren’t you transforming?”
“Hurmph! I’ve yet to fully take over his body… Even if the five-clawed Devil Dragon’s body has lost its soul, I’ll still need to spend some time before I can fully take it over. The reason I came out is to tell you I’ll need a bit more time to completely take over this body,” Di Yong, formerly known as Wang Ba, replied.
This Di Yong was no longer the previous Di Yong, the Island Master of Half Moon Island. Instead, it was the Devil Cultivator Wang Ba who came from the Dao Martial Saint Land and had changed his name to Di Yong.
The moment he finished his words, without even waiting for Duan Ling Tian to respond, the over 100 meters long body trembled before it hid in the mists of the mountain and disappeared before the eyes of Duan Ling Tian and the other two people.
Duan Ling Tian and Han Xue Nai were calm. On the other hand, Wang Yu was in utter shock. He did not regain his senses for a very long time.
Was Di Yong, the Island Master of Half Moon Island, not already dead?
Why did he suddenly come back to live?
He had no explanation for it at all.
At this moment, Duan Ling Tian and Han Xue Nai descended from the sky and looked for the 85 dried corpses whose vital essence had been completely absorbed by Di Yong, the Island Master of Half Moon Island, before taking the Spatial Rings from them.
They did not forget to take the Profundity Fragments as well.
Although the Profundity Fragments were not useful to them, they could be used by the people in Ling Tian Sect.
In fact, some of the 85 dried corpses were at the Martial Emperor Stage so they had Emperor Stage Profundity Fragments in their bodies.
‘If you guys didn’t come to Half Moon Island, you wouldn’t have died… What a pity! It’s better to become an ordinary person if there’s a next life.” Duan Ling Tian sighed.
At the same time, he stomped on the ground. Instantly, the ground shook and horrendous cracks began to appear like a spider web under the 85 dried corpses.
In the next second, all the dried corpses fell into the cracks. After Duan Ling Tian made his move again, they were buried deep in the ground.
They could finally rest in peace now.
“Xue Nai, let’s go.” Duan Ling Tian motioned to Han Xue Nai and Wang Yu before he went outside.
88 people entered, but only three came out.
Duan Ling Tian felt a chill in his heart.
Wang Yu still did not understand what he had witnessed earlier. Unable to suppress the question boiling up from his chest, he asked Duan Ling Tian, “Duan Ling Tian, earlier…”
Before he could finish asking his question, Duan Ling Tian had already cut him off and said, “I know what you want to ask. Di Yong, the Island Master of Half Moon Island, is really dead. He’s been killed by me. As for the dragon earlier, that’s only Di Yong’s body. My friend has taken over his body.”
“Soul Hijacking?” Wang Yu was shocked.
“You know about Soul Hijacking too?” Duan Ling Tian was taken aback as well.
Soul Hijacking was when a soul took over another body. Usually, only a Martial Emperor whose soul had been through a special training could do this.
An ordinary Martial Emperor whose soul had not been trained would not be able to use Soul Hijacking even if he was already at the peak of the Martial Emperor Stage.
On the contrary, even if one was only at the First Level Martial Emperor Stage, one would be able to use Soul Hijacking as long one’s soul had been trained.
It was similar to the Rebirth Martial Emperor.
At that time, the Rebirth Martial Emperor wanted to snatch Duan Ling Tian’s body and begin his journey of cultivation for his third reincarnation.
Unfortunately, before he could hijack Duan Ling Tian’s body, Ling Tian’s soul that originated from earth had already replaced Duan Ling Tian’s soul and his body.
After Rebirth Martial Emperor discovered this, he was furious and tried to attack Ling Tian’s soul.
Unfortunately, he failed, and it resulted in his soul being shattered into dust.
“The Three Lives Rebirth Technique the Rebirth Martial Emperor cultivated is mainly to refine his soul… If it was me, I don’t think I’ll be able to carry out Soul Hijacking even if I’ve already made a breakthrough to the peak of the Martial Emperor Stage.” Duan Ling Tian was very clear about this.
“I’ve read the record about Soul Hijacking in an ancient book before… It’s said that a long time ago on Cloud Continent, some Martial Emperors would train their souls specifically so that they can use Soul Hijacking right before they die in order to take over someone else’s body to regain a new lease on life,” Wang Yu answered.
“Unfortunately, the number of those who actually succeed is very small… if one succeeds in carrying out Soul Hijacking, then it’s still okay. However, if one fails, one’s soul would shatter into dust instantly!” Wang Yu sighed.
Naturally, Duan Ling Tian already knew about all this.
It was precisely because of this that the Rebirth Martial Emperor needed to find the best opportunity before he could hijack Duan Ling Tian’s body. Otherwise, his soul was in risk of shattering into pieces.
Unfortunately, he had encountered Ling Tian’s soul that came from earth. As a result, his soul had shattered into dust.
However, the Rebirth Martial Emperor was still the Rebirth Martial Emperor. His soul that had undergone a lot of training was very powerful. Even when his soul had already shattered, all his memory was left behind for Ling Tian who was also the current Duan Ling Tian.