Chapter 1335: Winding Up
Translator: EndlessFantasy Translation Editor: EndlessFantasy Translation
“23 veins.” Di Yong beamed with a very dazzling smile.
“23 veins?” Upon hearing Di Yong, Duan Ling Tian was indifferent, but Han Xue Nai, on the other hand, was consumed by bafflement.
“You’ve already opened 23 Saint Veins in the Intermediate Stage of the Mortal Shedding Stage. By the time you enter the Paramount Stage of the Mortal Shedding Stage, wouldn’t you stand a chance to open more than 70 Saint Veins then?”
70 Saint Veins!
This time, the moment Duan Ling Tian heard Han Xue Nai exclaim in astonishment, he finally realized what was going on. His eyes narrowed right away while shock was clearly written on his face.
He could still remember that the current version of Di Yong, who was previously Wang Ba, had told him before that during his era, the person who had opened the most Saint Veins accumulated a total of only 67 Saint Veins… And at that time, he only managed to open 59 Saint Veins.
However, now Xue Nai had actually said that Di Yong stood a chance to open to 70 Saint Veins!
How could Duan Ling Tian not be surprised?
“There should be no trouble for me to open over 70 Saint Veins.” Right at that second, the smile on Di Yong’s face grew even brighter. As a former Saint Stage powerhouse, he was very clear about the cultivation path of the Mortal Shedding Stage.
With the innate talent of being able to open 23 Saint Veins at the Intermediate Stage of the Mortal Shedding Stage and along with the Devil Cultivation Technique that he had cultivated the last time, he was absolutely sure that he would be able to open up more than 70 Saint Veins by the time he reached the Intermediate Stage of the Mortal Shedding Stage.
The Mortal Shedding Stage was divided into five stages: the Early Mortal Shedding Stage, the Intermediate Mortal Shedding Stage, the Master Mortal Shedding Stage, the Perfection Mortal Shedding Stage, and the Paramount Mortal Shedding Stage.
Each of the stages had a completely different strength from one another.
Be it Martial or Dao Cultivators, once they had made a breakthrough to the Paramount Stage of the Mortal Shedding Stage, the Saint Veins that were opened in their bodies would be shaped, and in the future, no new Saint Vein could be opened anymore.
The number of Saint Veins opened by the time one reached the Paramount Stage of the Mortal Shedding Stage would not change in the future anymore unless one encountered some serendipitous
Of course, such a fortuitous meeting was extremely rare. It was so rare that barely any man would come across with it even in the span of 10,000 years.
The number of Saint Veins would affect the cultivation speed of the Martial or Dao Cultivator. The more Saint Veins one had, the speed of absorbing the energy from the Heaven and Earth and even the Saint Stone would increase as well.
Apart from that, the number of the Saint Veins would also have a direct impact on the Martial or Dao Cultivator’s strength.
Among the Martial or Dao Cultivators who were on the same cultivation base, those who had more Saint Veins would possess more powerful strength.
“Now, I finally understand why a five-clawed Devil Dragon could almost topple the entire dragon clan by itself. It’s definitely the dragon with the strongest innate talent among all five-clawed divine dragons!” Han Xue Nai gasped and muttered to herself, “As far as I know, an ordinary five-clawed divine dragon can only open 66 Saint Veins at the most in the history of the dragon clan.”
Di Yong reached out a hand to slowly caress his body lovingly. The more he caressed it, the more he fell in love with it. With an intoxicated look, he remarked, “This body is just perfect! With this body of mine, it’s only a matter of time before I finally go back to being at the summit! No! I can completely surpass the previous primetime stage that I was at the last time!”
Upon seeing Di Yong’s weird actions, all Duan Ling Tian could feel were the goosebumps creeping up all over his body.
W-was this guy touching himself?
What a pervert!
Soon, Di Yong froze and looked at Duan Ling Tian before announcing nonchalantly, “Boy, you could say that you’ve paid off your debt by helping me to obtain this body that belongs to a dragon clan’s lineal descendant. From today onwards, you’ll walk your own path and I’ll walk mine. Our bond is no longer relevant now.”
“No longer relevant?” Duan Ling Tian could not help but narrow his eyes right away. “Bastard, you’ve just obtained a new body and you immediately want to cut off all ties with me?”
“Hmph! Boy, you have that Devilseal Tablet with you, so it’s better if I stay as far away from you as possible. Otherwise, who knows if one day you might use it to seal me anytime when you’re feeling pissed off?!” Di Yong snorted, his tone full of dread.
His soul was not yet fully recovered and if he were sealed by the Devilseal Tablet again, he would definitely vanish.
In his opinion, Duan Ling Tian was even more terrifying than a Saint Stage powerhouse. He could easily destroy him with just a snap of his finger.
Even after he had managed to take over the body of a five-clawed Devil Dragon and obtained an unparalleled innate talent that ensured him a smooth boundless cultivation journey in front of him, he was still a Devil Cultivator no matter what.
As a Devil Cultivator who was at the Mortal Shedding Stage, he was completely powerless in the face of the Devilseal Tablet in Duan Ling Tian’s hand.
The Devilseal Tablet that was activated by an Innate Stage Martial Cultivator was more than enough to seal a Mortal Shedding Stage Devil Cultivator easily.
“I won’t stop you from leaving, but I hope that you can settle the situation for me,” Duan Ling Tian replied nonchalantly.
“Settle the situation? What situation are you referring to?” Di Yong was stunned.
“I’ve killed Di Yong, the original Island Master of Half Moon Island, and you’ve snatched his body. Although he’s a five-clawed Devil Dragon, the fact that he could leave the dragon clan alive meant that there must be some other five-clawed divine dragons helping him in the dark. If we don’t settle this properly, what happens if that five-clawed divine dragon comes knocking on the door? You were once a Saint Stage powerhouse at Dao Martial Saint Land and I’m sure you know how strong an adult five-clawed divine dragon is, don’t you?” Duan Ling Tian rolled his eyes at Di Yong.
“So what? We can just leave like this. Don’t tell me that you’re still afraid that the five-clawed divine dragon will be able to catch us?” Di Yong answered as though he was not concerned at all.
Dao Martial Saint Land was so huge and he did not believe that the adult five-clawed divine dragon would be able to find him.
Well, that was unless the entire dragon clan made a move.
However, since this issue was related to a five-clawed Devil Dragon, he believed that the five-clawed divine dragon would not dare to alert the entire dragon clan.
In fact, the five-clawed Devil Dragon was a taboo in the dragon clan. Even if outsiders would not kill it, the dragon clan would never let it stay alive!
“Yes, it’s true that we can just leave like that, but how about my sect? If that five-clawed divine dragon really wants to hold somebody responsible, it’ll definitely affect my sect!” Duan Ling Tian frowned.
“You’re really troublesome! Fine then, since I’m in such an excellent mood today, I’ll help you settle everything then. Just tell me what do you want me to do?” Di Yong asked slightly exasperatedly.
“You only need to pass yourself off as the Island Master of Half Moon Island,” Duan Ling Tian said.
“Pass myself off as the Island Master of Half Moon Island?” Di Yong frowned. “Boy, I’m not willing to stay on Half Moon Island for long! I want to go to Dao Martial Saint Land.”
“I know.” Duan Ling Tian nodded. “I didn’t ask you to stay here on Half Moon Island. I just want you to pretend that you’re the Island Master of Half Moon Island. As long as you leave after you’ve made your stance clear in front of the three Vice Island Masters of Half Moon Island, I don’t care where you want to go.”
“You want me to act as the Island Master of Half Moon Island and leave as him as well? Then, when that five-clawed divine dragon comes in the future, it will think that he left willingly by himself?” Di Yong clarified.
“That’s right,” Duan Ling Tian confirmed. “Only then, we won’t infuriate the five-clawed divine dragon. Since it’s willing to risk being punished by the dragon clan by bringing Di Yong away from Dao Martial Saint Land, I’m sure it has quite a close relationship with Di Yong. I even suspect that the five-clawed divine dragon might be Di Yong’s parents,” Duan Ling Tian continued.
“Ptuuui! Nobody is worthy of being my parents at all! Not even a five-clawed divine dragon!” Di Yong snapped.
“I meant Di Yong, the Island Master of Half Moon Island, that I killed, not you.” Duan Ling Tian rolled his eyes.
“In that case, you go look for the three Half Moon Island’s Vice Island Masters now and tell them that you’ll accept me as your direct disciple. Then, openly hand Half Moon Island to me. Not only that, but also ask them to pledge their loyalty to me and can never harbor any evil feelings towards me using the Nine-Nine Heavenly Tribulation. After you’ve told them about this, you can just leave and go to Dao Martial Saint Land,” Duan Ling Tian continued to tell Di Yong. This was an idea that he had already thought of to make Half Moon Island, the strongest island of the four great Overseas Saint Islands, his.
To him, Half Moon Island was no doubt a great place.
The supreme grade Origin Stone Vein hidden underground was more than double the size of the one hidden underground on the Hidden Fog Island. The cultivation surrounding here could be considered the best outside Dao Martial Saint Land.
Of course, it was Han Xue Nai who had told Duan Ling Tian this.
After he had mastered Half Moon Island, Duan Ling Tian planned to move his Ling Tian Sect there. With the island as his base camp, the people of the Ling Tian Sect would definitely be able to build their strength rapidly.
Han Xue Nai also fully supported Duan Ling Tian’s idea.
“Boy, you really have a huge appetite. You actually want to take over this island,” Di Yong took a careful look at Duan Ling Tian before saying.
“A huge appetite?” Duan Ling Tian scowled at Di Yong with scorn immediately. “Come on! When it comes to appetite, how can mine be huge compared to yours? You’ve taken over the body of a five-clawed Devil Dragon for goodness sake! With its body, you could even open more than 70 Saint Veins! We don’t even know who else in Dao Martial Saint Land can open more Saint Veins than you,” Duan Ling Tian snapped.
“Haha… You have a point there. With this five-clawed Devil Dragon, I must enter the top ten of the Supreme Saint Ranking! Wait a minute! No, the top five!” Di Yong threw his head back and guffawed.
“Top ten? What pitiful ambition you have!” Duan Ling Tian rolled his eyes at Di Yong and snorted with disdain.
“Hmph! Boy, do you really think that the powerhouses on the Supreme Saint Ranking are all weak? Let me tell you… Even in my era, the highest rank that the powerhouse who opened the most Saint Veins at a record of 67 veins was only the seventh in the Supreme Saint Ranking,” Di Yong continued, “There are many powerful powerhouses in Dao Martial Saint Land and Saint Vein does indeed have a great impact on one’s strength. However, there are many other techniques in other aspects that have an equally great impact on strength too.”
“That’s right, Brother Ling Tian. Those powerhouses who are at the top of the Supreme Saint Ranking aren’t necessarily the powerhouses who have opened the most Saint Veins in Dao Martial Saint Land. Of course, the number of Saint Veins that they’ve opened is more or less the same with the powerhouse who’s opened the most Saint Veins,” Han Xue Nai piped in.
“Oh, I see,” Duan Ling Tian finally understood.
“Of course, the difference wouldn’t be too far either like the Sword Saint that I’ve mentioned before. He managed to open all of the Saint Veins in the body and actually opened 81 Saint Veins in total. The difference between the number of Saint Veins other people have opened compared to him is a huge chasm! They couldn’t compare to him at all even when it comes to the technique of other aspects because the difference in the base was just too huge,” Han Xue Nai continued.