Chapter 1398: Duan Ling Tian’s Decision
Translator: EndlessFantasy Translation Editor: EndlessFantasy Translation
“You already have a candidate in mind?” Guo Li was surprised.
“Mm-hmm.” Duan Ling Tian nodded.
Although he seemed hasty to team up with Guo Li, he had actually thought about it thoroughly.
He was not interested in being the disciple of the City Governor of Mound Hill City, he just wanted to help Guo Li… Naturally, he treated Guo Li as a normal friend. The reason why he did this was because of the reminder she had given him back then.
The first time when he met Guo Li, she had reminded him about something despite them not being close to each other. Although he did not escape from what happened due to her reminder, subconsciously, he felt that he owed her a favor.
Now, he could use this opportunity to return the favor.
Naturally, he would only return the favor if Guo Li become the disciple of the City Governor of Mound Hill City successfully.
“Who is that?” Guo Li asked curiously.
“Zhu Lang,” Duan Ling Tian said while smiling.
Guo Li was the only person that he was close to in the Latent Dragon Camp. Among the rest, he could not think of anyone else that he was slightly more familiar with than Zhu Lang.
“But… If we team up and bring Zhu Lang, the points that we obtain will be divided into three,” Guo Li said while frowning, “Wouldn’t that be a disadvantage?”
“So, do you think you stand a higher chance when you go solo in the test with the rest? Or do you think that your chances are higher if you team up with me?” Duan Ling Tian asked while smiling.
“Of course, I’d stand a higher chance teaming up with you. It’s just that it’s such a disadvantage for you,” Guo Li forced a smile.
“We’ll do it as long as you feel more confident if you team up with me. Don’t worry about me,” Duan Ling Tian reassured.
Duan Ling Tian and Guo Li communicated through True Energy Voice Transmission while they walked ahead, so nobody heard what they were talking about.
However, there was a pair of resentful eyes staring at his back.
‘Duan! Ling! Tian!’ Zhang Ji Long secretly clenched his teeth while staring at Duan Ling Tian’s back.
The injury Duan Ling Tian gave him yesterday had only healed a little bit. He would not be fully healed even if tomorrow came.
He could not help but feel a devious fire burning in him when he recalled that he would have to go for the important test tomorrow with his injury which was caused by Duan Ling Tian.
He felt absolutely resentful!
He resented Duan Ling Tian!
He could not wait to tear Duan Ling Tian into pieces!
Naturally, Duan Ling Tian noticed Zhang Ji Long’s bitter eyes, but he did not care since Zhang Ji Long was just another person he had defeated.
After returning to the Latent Dragon Camp, Duan Ling Tian found Zhu Lang and informed him about his plan of teaming up with Guo Li to participate in the test set by the City Governor of Mound Hill City.
“Is Master City Governor recruiting disciples?” Zhu Lang’s eyes lit up. Although he knew it was impossible that he would become the disciple of the City Governor of Mound Hill City, he was very interested in the test.
“Duan Ling Tian, this test shouldn’t be risky, will it?” Eventually, Zhu Lang thought of the dangers and asked Duan Ling Tian carefully.
“I’ve no idea if it’s risky at the moment. After all, until now, nobody knows what the test is about apart from Master City Governor himself,” Duan Ling Tian said honestly.
Zhu Lang frowned hearing that.
“You consider it… If you’re unwilling to go, I’ll just look for someone else. I heard from Master City Governor that the points we obtain from the test tomorrow can be traded into Merit Points,” Duan Ling Tian said, “One point for a hundred Merit Points.”
“One point for a hundred Merit Points?” Zhu Lang’s eyes flew wide while he had a surprised expression on his face upon hearing what Duan Ling Tian said.
He knew very well what Merit Points were.
It was considered the currency in the City Governor’s Estate for one to study Saint Grade Martial Tactics and even purchase Human Rank Primitive Saint Weapons as well as Saint Grade Pills.
“Duan Ling Tian, I do! I do!” Zhu Lang panicked seeing Duan Ling Tian about to leave. He was scared that Duan Ling Tian would really look for someone else to replace him.
He knew that this was a golden opportunity for him.
“Hmm, see you tomorrow.” Duan Ling Tian nodded at Zhu Lang and informed him before returning to cottage No. 6.
There was nothing to prepare for the test tomorrow.
Duan Ling Tian entered the Seven Treasures Exquisite Pagoda to continue cultivating the defensive technique Aerolite Strike in Colossal Aerolite Arrow. He was not far away from breaking through to the next stage for Aerolite Strike now.
Meanwhile, a conversation took place below the high platform in the Latent Dragon Camp.
“Hu Jie, did your distant cousin brother ask you to join the test with him tomorrow?” Zhu Lang squinted with a smirk while asking Hu Jie.
“Test?” Hu Jie frowned. “What test?”
“What? Didn’t your distant cousin brother from the New South Town tell you about it?” Zhu Lang asked in astonishment. “Tomorrow, Master City Governor will give a test in order to recruit disciples from the Thirteen Gangsters. The test allows any two people of the Thirteen Gangsters to team up, but they’ll have to bring a normal Latent Dragon Camp member along with them.”
“Duan Ling Tian teamed up with Guo Li and invited me to join. By then, I’ll be able to get a third of the points our team obtains. One point can trade a hundred Merit Points!” A charming smile crossed his face as he spoke while joy filled his face.
On the other hand, Hu Ji’s face turned solemn.
At that moment, it would be dumb for him not to realize that Zhu Lang was bragging in front of him on purpose.
However, he could not say anything about it.
“Hmph! I’ll go ask my cousin Zheng Jian!” Hu Jie scoffed and jumped onto the high platform. He went for Zheng Jian who was in cottage No. 5.
The smile on Zhu Lang’s face was even wider seeing Hu Jie’s reaction. He felt fulfilled and high-spirited. Since he had achieved his goal, he returned to his broken cottage to cultivate diligently.
Zheng Jian walked out of cottage No. 5 after opening the door and he frowned at the person standing outside. “Hu Jie? Anything?”
“Cousin Zheng Jian, I heard Master City Governor’s giving a test to recruit disciples tomorrow,” Hu Jie enquired as he flashed a flattering smile on his face.
“Hmm.” Zheng Jian nodded lightly, seeming to ignore his distant cousin.
“Cousin Zheng Jian, I heard that all of you will have to bring a Latent Dragon Camp member if you want to team up. The Latent Camp member will then obtain a certain portion of the points that can be traded for a massive amount of Merit Points. Is that true?” Hu Jie asked in anticipation.
“Who did you hear that from?” Zheng Jian frowned and asked in his deep voice.
“I heard it from Zhu Lang. Duan Ling Tian is teaming up with Guo Li and they’re bringing him along,” Hu Jie said while feeling a pang of jealousy.
“Duan Ling Tian’s teaming up with Guo Li?” Zheng Jian’s face turned solemn at the moment while disdain revealed itself on his lips. “It seems like that Duan Ling Tian has zero confidence in himself. He’s just a piece of trash!”
To him, Duan Ling Tian’s decision to do that was purely giving up on himself.
Although Guo Li was also a Mastery Mortal Shedding Stage Martial Cultivator and they would have a powerful ability if she were to team up with Duan Ling Tian, she was still not as powerful as Duan Ling Tian!
Moreover, they would have to bring a burden with them and share their points with the burden.
By then, the points Duan Ling Tian obtained would definitely be lesser than the points he could obtain on his own.
Therefore, he thought Duan Ling Tian lacked confidence and had come up with such a decision just to please Guo Li.
“Hmm?” Hu Jie did not understand what Zheng Jian said at all. “Cousin, why do you say that?”
“Hmph!” Zheng Jian scoffed, “Master City Governor will take two people who’ve obtained the most points as his disciples in the test tomorrow. People who are confident in their own abilities won’t team up with anyone.”
“It’s reasonable if teaming up doesn’t require bringing a burden and sharing points with the burden. Now, the thing is that we must bring a burden along and share our points if we’re teaming up. Only idiots would team up with anyone,” Zheng Jian said.
Hu Jie was surprised to hear what Zheng Jian said, but it seemed to make sense.
Putting himself in Zheng Jian’s shoes, he would not team up with others either.
What kind of joke was that!?
Bringing a burden along was such a headache. Furthermore, they had to share their points as well?
“I see. But that Zhu Lang’s in such great luck. Even if Duan Ling Tian and Guo Li don’t manage to become Master City Governor’s disciples, he’ll obtain quite some points as well!” Hu Jie’s face turned completely solemn as he spoke, “By then, Zhu Lang will get a third of the points.”
Zhu Lang and he were always competing with each other back when they were in Storm Town.
Naturally, he was unwilling for Zhu Lang to step on his head when they were in the Latent Dragon Camp. Therefore, his heart was filled with jealousy now. The jealousy was directed at Zhu Lang.
“He’ll only obtain the points if he survived.” Zheng Jian grinned. “I’ll kill Duan Ling Tian as soon as I have the opportunity to in the test tomorrow. Zhu Lang’s your foe, so I’ll kill him for you too.”
“Thank you, Cousin.” Hearing what Zheng Jian said, Hu Jie was elated while the jealousy he had for Zhu Lang evaporated.
“Zhu Lang, even if you’re lucky enough to obtain points, you won’t be alive to spend the Merit Points,” Hu Jie thought to himself solemnly.
A day passed by in the blink of an eye.
The next morning, the leader of the 36 Guardians of the City Governor of Mound Hill City’s Estate, the Heavenly Leader Guardian appeared again.
At that moment, apart from the Thirteen Gangsters’ leader, Ling Yun, the remaining twelve of them left their cottages one after another and bowed to the Heavenly Leader Guardian respectfully.
“Let’s go!” As soon as the Heavenly Leader Guardian commanded them, the twelve of the Thirteen Gangsters followed behind him.
“Zhu Lang!” Zhu Lang caught up to them as Duan Ling Tian called out to him.
“Hmm?” Zhu Lang caught up to them, stunning the Heavenly Leader Guardian and many of the others. They had no idea why he was following them.
“It’s Duan Ling Tian who asked me to follow you,” Zhu Lang said slightly timidly while the Heavenly Leader Guardian stared at him.
“Duan Ling Tian?”At that moment, not only the Heavenly Leader Guardian but everyone else stared at Duan Ling Tian one after another.
“Duan Ling Tian’s bringing a Latent Dragon Camp member to participate in the test given by Master City Governor?”
“Is he teaming up with someone else?”
“Is he crazy? Teaming up with another person would mean bringing a burden with him and sharing points equally with the burden.”