Chapter 1363: Lin Qing Rong’s Invitation
Translator: EndlessFantasy Translation Editor: EndlessFantasy Translation
Upon hearing Duan Ling Tian’s words, the young woman cried out in surprise, “Y-You’re not from the Dao Martial Saint Land?”
“Yes.” Duan Ling Tian nodded. He was confused, he did not know why the young woman in front of him was surprised.
He must admit this young woman was very good-looking. Although she was not as beautiful as his two fiancés, she was still a beauty.
Due to her earlier warning, Duan Ling Tian was quite fond of her.
“Could it be that you’re actually from the Mortal Continent?” The young woman stared at Duan Ling Tian as though she had just seen a ghost.
“Yes, I’m from the Mortal Continent,” Duan Ling Tian nodded and asked in confusion, “Why are you so surprised?”
“Wait a minute, let me confirm a few things… Are you born and raised in the Mortal Continent? Or are you a native of the Dao Martial Saint Land who migrated to the Mortal Continent after you’re born?” The young woman asked again.
At this moment, Duan Ling Tian realized whether it was the middle-aged scholar or the young man who had just descended and had used his Spiritual Energy to probe him earlier, both of them were staring at him curiously.
“I was born and raised in the Mortal Continent,” Duan Ling Tian replied truthfully even though he did not know why they were so interested.
“My goodness! Y-You’re basically a monster!” The young woman exclaimed with a hand covering her mouth.
Although the middle-aged scholar did not lose his cool, his eyes lit up. When he looked at Duan Ling Tian again, it was as though he was looking at some peerless treasure.
As for the young man, his face had turned solemn, and his eyes contained a hint of jealousy.
“A person born and raised in the Mortal Continent could actually kill a hundred over wild beasts at the Early Stage of the Mortal Shedding Stage — the Obsidian Pangolin — with his own strength at only the age of thirty-five years old… Don’t you think you’re a monster?” The young woman replied when she saw the confusion on Duan Ling Tian’s face.
“Oh, so those wild beasts are called the Obsidian Pangolin… Wait a minute! How do you know my age?” Duan Ling Tian was muttering to himself initially, but he exclaimed in surprise when he recalled the young woman mentioning his age. His real age this year was indeed thirty-five years old.
Other than a few people who were close to him and those people in his hometown at the Darkhan Dynasty, not many people on Cloud Continent knew his real age.
However, a stranger had correctly guessed his age. How could he not be surprised?
“Earlier, Ye Man had used his Spiritual Mystic Technique to probe your age,” the young woman replied.
“There’s a Spiritual Mystic Technique that can detect age?” Duan Ling Tian was astonished. He finally found out why the young man probed him earlier. As it turned out, he was checking his age.
“The Spiritual Mystic Technique that can detect age is not rare in the Dao Martial Saint Land,” the young woman replied.
“Oh, that’s right! I’ve yet to introduce myself… I’m Guo Li from the Guo Clan of Fuyu Island,” the young woman introduced herself as she looked at Duan Ling Tian.
“I’m Duan Ling Tian from Cloud Continent of the Mortal Continent.” Duan Ling Tian smiled in response.
“He’s Ye Man, a disciple of the Fuyu Island’s Ye Clan… I apologize on his behalf for his rude action earlier,” Guo Li proceeded to introduce Ye Man who was standing beside her to Duan Ling Tian.
“Guo Li, don’t you think you’ve interfered too much? What do you mean by apologizing on my behalf?” Ye Man snorted. “I, Ye Man, am not willing to just be friends with anybody… What qualification does a low-class person from the Mortal Continent have to be my friend?!”
The moment Ye Man’s words left his mouth, not only did Duan Ling Tian turned solemn, but Guo Li and the middle-aged scholar’s face turned solemn as well.
“Then, does it mean you think you’re a high-class person?” Duan Ling Tian asked nonchalantly as he narrowed his eyes to study Ye Man.
“I don’t dare to speak about the others, but, yes, I, Ye Man, am a high-class person in front of you!” Ye Man said condescendingly after he lifted his head up and snorted.
“I won’t make a fuss for Guo Li’s sake… Put aside the fact that such a high-class person like you are unwilling to be my friend, even if you’re willing, it doesn’t necessarily mean that I’m willing, you know,” Duan Ling Tian said mockingly after he took a deep breath to suppress the anger that was rising in his heart.
“YOU!” Ye Man’s expression turned angry. He was about to attack when he noticed the look the middle-aged scholar had sent his way. He could only suppress the rage in his heart at this moment. However, his eyes were filled with killing intent as he looked at Duan Ling Tian.
“I’m Lin Qing Rong,” the middle-aged scholar introduced himself with a smile after he glanced at Ye Man from the corner of his eyes.
“Senior Lin.” Duan Ling Tian bowed respectfully again. It was neither humble nor arrogant.
“Duan Ling Tian, the reason I came to Fuyu Island this time is to recruit young, gifted Martial and Dao Cultivators on behalf of Mound Hill City… Guo Li is a gifted Martial Cultivator whom I recruited from Fuyu Island. She’s only 27 years old, and yet, she’s already at the Intermediate Stage of the Mortal Shedding Stage,” Lin Qing Rong explained to Duan Ling Tian.
27 years old, and she was already at the Intermediate Stage of the Mortal Shedding Stage?
Duan Ling Tian looked at Guo Li, baffled. It did not cross his mind that the young woman who looked quite beautiful was already at the Intermediate Stage of the Mortal Shedding Stage.
The most important thing was she was only 27 years old. She was eight years younger than him.
‘What a genius!’ Duan Ling Tian mused inwardly.
He thought he was already a genius on Cloud Continent, but when he came here, he only realized no matter how good one was, there would always be somebody better.
He only reached the Early Stage of the Mortal Shedding Stage at the age of 35, and yet, Guo Li was only 27 years old and was already at the Intermediate Stage of the Mortal Shedding Stage.
The difference was just too huge.
“Duan Ling Tian, please don’t make fun of me… I’m nothing compared to you.” Guo Li smiled wryly.
“You’re the one making fun of me, aren’t you?” Duan Ling Tian smiled wryly as well. “I’m eight freaking years older than you, but my cultivation base is only so low… How I yearn to dig a cave and hide in there.”
Duan Ling Tian’s words amused Guo Li, and she giggled. “Duan Ling Tian, do you really not know or are you just feigning ignorance?”
“What?” Duan Ling Tian was stunned.
“The cultivation environment on your Mortal Continent can’t be compared to our Dao Martial Saint Land… On top of that, the cultivation resources you have are also far from being comparable to our Dao Martial Saint Land,” Guo Li explained, “In the Dao Martial Saint Land, there are countless people who have already entered the Early Stage of the Mortal Shedding Stage at the age of 27. However, I’m sure it’s very rare for someone like you to exist in the Mortal Continent right?” Guo Li asked when she reached the end of her sentence.
“There are countless people who have entered the Early Stage of the Mortal Shedding Stage at your age?” Duan Ling Tian was absolutely dumbfounded.
Although he had long heard from Xue Nai that the Martial and Dao Cultivators in the Dao Martial Saint Land had a very fast cultivation speed, it did not cross his mind that it was so extreme… There were countless 27 year-olds at the Early Stage of the Mortal Shedding Stage?
“Guo Li is too humble. Indeed, there are many Martial Cultivators like her in the Dao Martial Saint Land, but how big is the Dao Martial Saint Land? Just in the area that our Mound Hill City is in charge of, she can already be considered as a one-of-a-kind genius Martial Cultivator,” Lin Qing Rong chimed in.
At the same time, he looked at Ye Man who was by his side and said, “Guo Li’s the strongest among the younger generation in Fuyu Island, and Ye Man’s the second strongest.”
Duan Ling Tian nodded.
It appeared that this Lin Qing Rong had just taken two of the strongest people among the younger generation from Fuyu Island in just one sweep.
“Ye Man’s also a Martial Cultivator at the Intermediate Stage of the Mortal Shedding Stage. He’s 29 years old,” Guo Li said.
Although Duan Ling Tian was not fond of Ye Man’s attitude, he was still slightly taken aback by his innate talent in the Martial Dao.
He glanced at Ye man. A 29-year-old Martial Cultivator at the Intermediate Stage of the Mortal Shedding Stage was quite impressive.
He recalled how there was no one younger than him who had the same cultivation base as him on Cloud Continent, let alone someone with a higher cultivation base.
However, he had only arrived at the outskirts of the Dao Martial Saint Land, and he had already met two people who were younger than him with a higher cultivation base. This sent chills running up his spine.
“Duan Ling Tian, I think you must not have any place to go since it’s your first time coming to the Dao Martial Saint Land… Why don’t you follow me back to Mound Hill City? Our Mound Hill City welcomes gifted Martial Cultivators like you the most!” Lin Qing Rong took the initiative to invite Duan Ling Tian as he looked at him.
Guo Li was taken aback for a moment when she heard Lin Qin Rong extending an invitation to Duan Ling Tian.
There was no doubt that Lin Qing Rong, a capable person under the command of the City Governor of Mound Hill City, would not let go of Duan Ling Tian this genius Martial Cultivator.
Duan Ling Tian came from the Mortal Continent, and yet, he managed to kill more than a hundred Obsidian Pangolins with his own strength. In her opinion, he must be also a Martial Cultivator at the Intermediate Stage of the Mortal Shedding Stage like her.
Although Duan Ling Tian was older and was now 35 years old, he was still a native of the Mortal Continent after all.
In the Dao Martial Saint Land, although people who were as gifted as her were not easily found, there was quite a number of them as well.
However, someone like Duan Ling Tian was extremely rare. At the very least, she had never heard of someone like him before.
When Ye Man heard Lin Qing Rong inviting Duan Ling Tian, his face turned grave immediately. His eyes turned even colder when he looked at Duan Ling Tian.
“Senior Lin, I can accept your invitation, but after two years, I’ll need to make a trip back home. I wonder if I’ll have this freedom once I’ve joined Mound Hill City?” Duan Ling Tian asked after he thought about it for a while.
No matter what, he must return after two years… At that time, his two fiancés would be giving birth.
“Don’t you worry about this. If you join our Mound Hill City, you can return to visit your family anytime you wish… However, you’ll need to inform us first before you do. Although two years is still a long time to go, I’ll approve your request now.” Lin Qing Rong smiled in response.
In his opinion, Duan Ling Tian was far more valuable than Guo Li and Ye Man both added up together.
Although Duan Ling Tian was 35 years old and only at the Intermediate Stage of the Mortal Shedding Stage, the fact that he was from the Mortal Continent and possessed such a cultivation base meant that he was a genius among geniuses, and a monster of among monsters. Guo Li and Ye Man could not compare to him at all.
It was apparent that Lin Qing Rong thought Duan Ling Tian was a Martial Cultivator at the Intermediate Stage of the Mortal Shedding Stage.
After all, the battle ability Duan Ling Tian had demonstrated earlier was just too astounding. It was not something a Martial Cultivator at the Early Stage of the Mortal Shedding Stage was capable of.
“Thank you, Senior Lin.” Duan Ling Tian quickly expressed his gratitude. At the same time, he heaved a sigh of relief inwardly.
This was his first time going to the Dao Martial Saint Land, and he did indeed need a place to go… As for other matters, he would only think about it once he arrived at the Dao Martial Saint Land.