Chapter 1345: Duan Ling Tian, The Peak of The Martial Emperor Stage!
Translator: EndlessFantasy Translation Editor: EndlessFantasy Translation
Duan Ling Tian promised Demon Emperor Man Wu the Saint Stones.
As long as Demon Emperor Man Wu managed to find him a great number of materials that he needed, he was willing to present a Saint Stone to Demon Emperor Man Wu. Naturally, Demon Emperor Man Wu became instantly delighted.
The moment Duan Ling Tian’s words left his mouth, he immediately bade them goodbye and left in a haste.
“Scoundrel, why didn’t you just kill him?” Li Fei frowned. She was angered by Demon Emperor Man Wu’s unbridled manner earlier.
“Well, letting him live is a thousand times better than killing him… He’s the strongest Demon Emperor on Cloud Continent so his influence is extraordinary. If he’s helping us to search for the materials, the efficiency will definitely be even higher,” Duan Ling Tian replied.
“With just an order from Demon Emperor Man Wu, I think all the demons in the Inner Land of Cloud Continent will most likely do everything for him,” Ke’er chimed in softly.
“That’s exactly why I let him live.” Duan Ling Tian nodded. “Whether it’s the two great ancient clans or Martial Emperor Qing Xuan, their influence can be considered as quite big among human martial artists. However, those wild and intractable demons will never bother with them. Now that we have Demon Emperor Man Wu’s help, things will be different.”
This was also why Duan Ling Tian was willing to promise Demon Emperor Man Wu the Saint Stone. To all the demon beasts on Cloud Continent, Demon Emperor Man Wu was undoubtedly like their Emperor.
Who would dare to disobey when the Emperor had given out his order?
Moreover, demon beasts were actually more adept at searching for those materials… They originally stayed in the barren mountains and trackless plains. Who knew if they had seen the materials before so they might know where to look for it.
Duan Ling Tian was pouring all his heart and soul into fixing the Seven Treasures Exquisite Pagoda.
Naturally, he exerted all his efforts to do that was so he could fix the Seven Treasures Pagoda as soon as he could.
According to Elder Huo the Three-legged Golden Crow, even if he only managed to fix the second level of the Seven Treasures Exquisite Pagoda, he would already be able to obtain the Celestial Supreme Treasure — the Jasper Celestial Sword.
The Jasper Celestial Sword was an offensive Celestial Supreme Treasure with a formidable force.
Moreover, Duan Ling Tian also learned that as long as the second level of the Seven Treasures Exquisite Pagoda was fixed, he could climb in from the first level to cultivate… The cultivation surrounding on the second level of the Seven Treasures Exquisite Pagoda was much better. The speed of the time passing was also very alarming. Even if he stayed on the second level of the Seven Treasures Exquisite Pagoda for three days, only one day would pass outside of the pagoda.
Due to this reason, whether it was for the sake of the Jasper Celestial Sword or for the sake of having a better cultivation ground, Duan Ling Tian wanted to help Elder Huo fix the second level of the Seven Treasures Exquisite Pagoda as soon as possible.
Qi Yu who was standing at the side was speechless for a long time.
The gaze he had used to look at Duan Ling Tian was extremely complicated.
The arrogant and intractable young man that time had achieved so much at present… Even Demon Emperor Man Wu, the strongest Demon Emperor on Cloud Continent, was not a match for him at all.
“Peak Master Qi Yu, how did you get into a fight with Demon Emperor Man Wu’s direct disciples?” Duan Ling Tian asked curiously as he looked at Qi Yu.
“It’s all because of this Spirit Weapon right here.” Qi Yu swung the narrow sword in his hand with a wry smile on his face.
Although the narrow sword looked ordinary, the waves of sharp aura it was emitting seemed as though it could cut through anything.
Duan Ling Tian could tell it was a Royal Grade Spirit Weapon with just a glance.
After ransacking the Rebirth Martial Emperor’s memory, Duan Ling Tian quickly found out that it was something the Rebirth Martial Emperor made last time.
“This sword is indeed a treasure.” Duan Ling Tian smiled.
“You can tell?” Qi Yu was slightly taken aback. After all, he had only found out about how amazing the sword was after he had used it.
“Yes.” Duan Ling Tian nodded before switching the topic. “Peak Master Qi Yu, are you wandering the Inner Land alone? You didn’t join a sect or a clan?”
“No.” Qi Yu shook his head. “I left the Five Element Sect because I didn’t want to be tied down. Besides, I’ve gotten used to wandering around throughout these few years.”
“Yeah, it’s quite nice actually. However, it’s still better to be careful when wandering outside alone… Especially with this sword in your hand now. You shouldn’t carelessly reveal how amazing it is to other people in order to avoid unnecessary trouble,” Duan Ling Tian reminded him.
“In the future, if you’re tired of wandering around outside, you can always go to Ling Tian Sect, Peak Master Qi Yu. Once you’re there, just tell them you’re my friend,” Duan Ling Tian added.
“Ling Tian Sect?” Upon hearing Duan Ling Tian’s words, Qi Yu’s eyes narrowed immediately. “The Ling Tian Sect that’s the strongest sect on Cloud Continent? I’ve long heard that the Sect Leader of Ling Tian Sect had gone missing, and the entire Ling Tian Sect is looking for him. Don’t tell me you’re actually the Sect Leader of Ling Tian Sect!”
Although Qi Yu had previously heard the Sect Leader of Ling Tian Sect’ was also called Duan Ling Tian, he thought it was only a coincidence.
In his opinion, no matter how high Duan Ling Tian’s innate ability was, it was impossible for him to become the Sect Leader of the strongest sect in the entire Cloud Continent in such a short period of time.
He had thought that person shared the same name with the Duan Ling Tian that he knew.
However, after hearing Duan Ling Tian’s words and recalling the strength Duan Ling Tian had demonstrated earlier, he could tell the Duan Ling Tian that he knew was the Sect Leader of Ling Tian Sect.
“That’s right! Ling Tian Sect is my sect.” Duan Ling Tian nodded. Suddenly, he was hit by a pang of realization, and he continued saying, “The two brothers, Nangong Chen and Nangong Yi, are now in Ling Tian Sect too.”
The Nangong Twins were the direct disciples of the Sect Leader of Five Element Sect. They were originally at Ling Xuan Peak, the cultivation place of Martial Emperor Ling Xuan, Yang Hui.
However, according to Xue Nai, they had gone to Ling Tian Sect after that.
“I can’t believe this, I can’t believe this… It really did not cross my mind that you’re actually the Sect Leader of the strongest sect on Cloud Continent, Duan Ling Tian,” Qi Yu mused as he shook his head. In the end, he asked solemnly, “Duan Ling Tian, your current cultivation base should at least be at the Eighth Level Martial Emperor Stage right?”
As far as he knew, Demon Emperor Man Wu was at the Seventh Level Demon Emperor Stage.
“Yes.” Duan Ling Tian nodded.
The two of them caught up with each other for a while before they finally bade farewell.
Duan Ling Tian had even introduced the two girls to Qi Yu. He thought to himself, ‘Duan Ling Tian, you’re really a winner in life!’
Was that not the case?
Not only was Duan Ling Tian’s innate talent heaven-defying, but he was already standing on the summit of Cloud Continent at such a young age.
Even his two fiancés were rare beauties as well.
After bidding farewell to Qi Yu, Duan Ling Tian brought the two girls and continued to head toward the original base site of Yin Yang Sect. Currently, it was still considered as Ling Tian Sect’s site. However, it was only a branch site.
This branch was managed by two people. Duan Ling Tian had learned about this from Han Xue Nai during their journey back.
Those two people who refused to leave were Xiong Quan and Gold Thug.
When Xiong Quan and Gold Thug finally saw Duan Ling Tian again, they were overwhelmed with emotions… They had remained here because they resolutely believed Duan Ling Tian would definitely come back here again.
Duan Ling Tian finally came like they had believed.
“Miss Ke’er, Miss Fei’er,” Xiong Quan greeted Ke’er and Li Fei politely when he saw them.
He was not unfamiliar with Ke’er and Li Fei since he knew they were his Young Master’s fiancés. For their sake, his Young Master spared no effort in searching for them even though it yielded no results.
“Liege Ladies.” Gold Thug finally regained his senses with Xiong Quan’s reminder, and he quickly paid his respect to Ke’er and Li Fei.
Ke’er and Li Fei nodded their heads with a smile on their faces. However, anxiety could be seen in their eyes.
Upon seeing how anxious the two girls were, Duan Ling Tian brought them to the wooden house that housed Yang Xue’s body… Yang Xue’s body was completely preserved due to the ice coffin.
“Senior Sister!” The moment the two girls saw the white-clad woman lying in the ice coffin, tears instantly streamed down their extremely beautiful and delicate faces. There was only regret on their face.
After all, Yang Xue had died protecting them.
“S-Senior Sister, Scoundrel has already taken revenge for you… You can now rest in peace,” Li Fei whispered.
“S-Senior Sister, Sister Fei’er and I a-are now living very well… D-Don’t worry, we’ll live happily and we’ll l-live up to your e-expectations!” Ke’er remarked between sobs.
Upon seeing this, Duan Ling Tian sighed and shook his head before he left the two of them alone.
In the next few days, Duan Ling Tian did not disturb the two girls and let them accompany Yang Xue as they pleased. In addition to cultivating, he had also refined some pills for Xiong Quan and Gold Thug during this time.
As Duan Ling Tian’s followers, Han Xue Nai did not mistreat them at all when she was the Acting Sect Leader of Ling Tian Sect… Due to this reason, both of their cultivation bases were not low as well.
Ten days later.
At the summit of the former Yang Peak of Yin Yang Sect, currently Ling Tian Peak, three figures stood in a row… They were none other than Duan Ling Tian, Ke’er, and Li Fei.
There were two tombstones erected in front of them.
One of the tombstones belonged to Yang Xue while the other one belonged to the Vice Peak Master of the former Yin Peak of Yin Yang Sect. She was was also Ke’er, Li Fei, and Yang Xue’s master.
This Vice Peak Master of the former Yin Peak of Yin Yang Sect was also the sister of Peak Master Qin Xiang from Seven Star Sword Sect.
Duan Ling Tian had never met her before, but since she was the two girls’ master and she had treated the two girls so well, he still paid his respect by bowing at her tombstone.
As for Yang Xue’s tombstone, Duan Ling Tian paid his respect solemnly. “Senior Sister Yang Xue, thank you… If wasn’t because of your determination in protecting them at the cost of your life, I might not even have a chance to see these two girls at all.”
In the end, Duan Ling Tian took a deep bow.
After burying Yang Xue safely, Ke’er and Li Fei stayed beside the grave for another three months. During these three months, they merely sat cross-legged in front of the tombstone and patiently guarded it.
Duan Ling Tian’s heart could not help but ache for them.
The span of three months was enough for many things to happen… Duan Ling Tian had become even more powerful now.
He had successfully comprehended the Ninth Level Emperor Stage Sword Profundity and the Eighth Level Fused Profundity.
“Currently, I can be considered as having entered the peak of the Martial Emperor Stage… As long as I can use the Sword Profundity as the bridge and let the two great Profundities merge with my bodies to open up the Saint Vein, I’ll be able to enter the Mortal Shedding Stage,” Duan Ling Tian muttered to himself. A crooked smile appeared on the corner of his mouth. A hint of delight could be seen in it.