Chapter 1494: Sun Body
Translator: EndlessFantasy Translation Editor: EndlessFantasy Translation
In reality, Ouyang Ba knew that he could not blame his daughter.
His daughter hardly exposed herself out there; she had no idea how cruel the rules of the Law of the Jungle were in the real world.
“Father, why did you say the same thing as he did?” Ouyang Ruo frowned, remembering what Duan Ling Tian had said when she asked him to return Elder Ping’s Spatial Ring. It was almost the same as what her father had told her just now.
Had she known that it was impossible for her father to have discussed this with Duan Ling Tian before, she would suspect that both of them had conspired together.
“Ruo’er, this are the rules in the outside world.” That was the explanation Ouyang Ba could come up with. Some things could not be explained with words. They had to be understood through experience.
“Alright, Ruo’er, it’s over now. Don’t overthink. Go and get your brother. I want to talk to him about asking little brother Duan to apologize,” Ouyang Ba said to Ouyang Ruo.
“Father, Brother will never agree to this.” Bitterness revealed itself on her face. She knew her brother very well. His pride was so immense that it was terrifying.
Him asking a person with whom he was at loggerheads with to apologize aside, it was impossible for him to even ask someone with whom he never had any conflict with to apologize.
“He’ll have to agree even if he doesn’t! I don’t think he’ll be able to revolt against my will!” Ouyang Ba scoffed coldly and said in an overbearing manner, “Just get your brother here. Don’t tell him about this. Let me tell him about it. I don’t want him to run away from me if you tell him beforehand.” Although Ouyang Ba did not dare to say that he knew his son’s character the best, he still knew him well.
“Yes, Father.” Ouyang Ruo forced a smile and left the meeting hall to get her brother, Ouyang Qing.
Meanwhile, because Ouyang Qing had left the Ouyang Clan’s Estate, naturally, she found nobody there.
Knowing that her brother was not there and seemed to have left, Ouyang Ruo was relieved. She went back to report to Ouyang Ba at the same time. “Father, I went to Brother’s compound to look for him, but he wasn’t there. I asked the servants at his compound who told me that he didn’t return.”
“That brat must’ve been affected by my scolding and went out to look for entertainment,” Ouyang Ba condemned.
“Steward Ji,” Ouyang Ba called out loudly at the same time.
“Clan Leader.” At that moment, the old man, who stood outside the meeting hall, walked in. He was the steward of the Ouyang Clan, Ouyang Ji.
“Send someone to bring that brat back! No matter what way you use, bring him back even if you have to tie him up!” Ouyang Ba ordered.
“Yes, Clan Leader.” Ouyang Ji retreated while forcing a smile. That was something that he was most reluctant to do. However, he did not dare to disobey since it was an order from the Clan Leader.
Although Ouyang Qing was a descendant of the Clan Leader, he was fearless of him since he was still immature.
He was scared of the person behind Ouyang Qing.
That person was a powerful figure of the Ouyang Clan and was not someone that he, Ouyang Ji, could offend.
At that moment, Ouyang Ba thought that Ouyang Qing was out looking for entertainment. What he did not know was that his son was plotting against the young man in whom he was interested to become closer to and was suspected to come from a seventh-rate force.
Little did he know that tonight might possibly be a disastrous turning point for his Ouyang Clan.
Having left the Ouyang Clan and returning back to the inn, Duan Ling Tian did not leave his room.
If he were a coward, it would be natural for him to leave as far as he could from the Ouyang Clan’s field of vision.
He could not wait to enter the third level of the Seven Treasures Exquisite Pagoda to cultivate as soon as he returned to the guest room. The flow of time and the perfect cultivation environment on the third level of the Seven Treasures Exquisite Pagoda allowed his cultivation to skyrocket.
‘If I calculate the time spent outside while I cultivated on the third level of this Seven Treasures Exquisite Pagoda, I suppose that the time I’ll take to break through to the Paramount Mortal Shedding Stage would be shorter than time taken to break through from the Perfection Mortal Shedding Stage to the Paramount Mortal Shedding Stage,’ Duan Ling Tian told himself confidently.
Cultivating for five days on the third level of the Seven Treasures Exquisite Pagoda was only equivalent to one day outside.
It was totally incomparable with the second level of the Seven Treasures Exquisite Pagoda at all.
Moreover, the cultivation environment on the second level of the Seven Treasures Exquisite Pagoda was far behind the third level’s.
If one were to compare the both, it was safe to say that the cultivation speed on the second level of the Seven Treasures Exquisite Pagoda was less than half compared to that on the third level.
‘I should be able to break through to the Intermediate Saint Rudiment Stage before I return to Half Moon Island. Of course, it would be better if I could break through to the Mastery Saint Rudiment Stage.’ Duan Ling Tian’s mind became more active as he thought about this.
‘What I need now is to cultivate diligently and try to elevate my cultivation base as soon as I can! With my current ability, I can still handle ordinary Saint Rudiment Stage Martial Cultivators and Dao Cultivators, but I’ll be dead if I encounter someone really powerful.” Duan Ling Tian experienced a pressure that he had never felt before ever since he found out there were people above the Mastery Saint Rudiment Stage who could avoid his anti-tracking ability easily.
He was eager to elevate his cultivation base!
However, there had to be a process in everything. He knew very well that he could not force things to happen.
Still, he was eager and could not control his emotions at all.
“There are people watching you out there.” To his surprise, a familiar voice came into Duan Ling Tian’s ears. It was like a rumble of thunder that woke him up.
“Elder Huo? Are you awake?” Duan Ling Tian saw Elder Huo near him the moment he opened his eyes.
“Mm-hmm.” Elder Huo nodded. “Restoring the third level of the Seven Treasures Exquisite Pagoda took a heavy toll on me, so it took me a while to recover completely. But I got some gains when I recovered and my ability seems to have elevated a little bit.
“Now that my Divine Consciousness has recovered so much, I can spread it out to cover a wider area. Although it has no attack ability, it’s useful when it comes to detection,” Elder Huo said, “I picked up two people watching you outside the inn earlier. They come with ill intentions.”
“Two people? Watching me?” Duan Ling Tian frowned. “Could they be from the Ouyang Clan? I suppose that it could be them! What do they want from me exactly?”
“I left behind a gust of Sun Force when I recovered this time. I’m going to release it into your body to refine your True Energy. When your True Energy is converted to the True Origin of this world, you can turn the Sun Force into Sun True Origin,” Elder Huo explained to Duan Ling Tian.
True Origin was the energy in the body of powerhouses above the Saint Stage.
When one elevated from the Saint Rudiment Stage to the Saint Stage, his True Energy would transform into True Origin.
“Sun Force? Sun True Origin?” Duan Ling Tian’s eyes lit up when he heard that. However, his eyebrows soon furrowed again. “Elder Huo, maybe we’ll do it another time. There are two fellas outside that I have to handle.”
“The Sun Force is fading away by the second. Even I can’t hold it for long. Moreover, with your current True Energy, you’ll only need one shi chen at the most to refine it.” Elder Huo did not even wait for Duan Ling Tian to reply and he lifted his fingertip between Duan Ling Tian’s eyebrows.
At that moment, the only thing that Duan Ling Tian could feel was a scorching hot aura sweeping towards his face. It turned into an ebbing heat that flowed between his eyebrows into his Qi Sea like it was a robbing pirate.
The gust of heat was the entrance of the Sun Force. Soon, Duan Ling Tian noticed the True Energy in his Qi Sea was boiling.
Duan Ling Tian felt dizzy at that moment before he lost consciousness right away.
In his state of unconsciousness, the True Energy in his Qi Sea experienced a drastic change.
The first thing that changed was his True Energy that was boiling. It was expanding like it was going through a frenzy.
Subsequently, a heatwave brought the Heaven and Earth Spirit Energy in the air into Duan Ling Tian’s body through the 99 Saint Veins and rotated in circulatory cycles over and over again.
The heatwave was extremely overbearing and seemed to have an engulfing characteristic.
The Heaven and Earth Spirit Energy in the Seven Treasures Exquisite Pagoda were initially invisible. However, a big pile of liquid that pooled above Duan Ling Tian’s head and did not stop growing. It was the materialization of the Heaven and Earth Spirit Energy.
The metamorphosized Heaven and Earth Spirit Energy flowed into Duan Ling Tian’s body continuously and rotated in a cycle with the gust of the heat flow.
At the same time, every single pore on Duan Ling Tian’s body was releasing black impurities. Naturally, there were not that many impurities.
Duan Ling Tian’s body had been reincarnated twice, so it was impossible that he had impurities as much as ordinary people did.
At that moment, if someone powerful had been there, he could definitely tell that this Three-legged Golden Crow was using the Sun Force to cleanse him through enlightenment, helping him to achieve a Sun Body.
Every Three-legged Golden Crow could only use enlightenment once in their life. It was overbearing and over-the-top.
Elder Huo had transformed into his original form at the moment. He was now a Three-legged Golden Crow whose body was covered in flames while overbearing heatwaves were released all over his body. It caused the entire Seven Treasures Exquisite Pagoda to feel like it had fallen into a scorching hot baptism.
Meanwhile, Duan Ling Tian, who had passed out, had no idea that all of this was happening.
One shi chen was equivalent to two hours.
Two hours later, Elder Huo finally turned back to his human form. His cheeks that were initially rosy were now gravely pale as if he had aged a few hundred years older.
At that point, Duan Ling Tian slowly woke up. He felt a little lost at first, but soon, he came to completely after recalling what had happened for a while.
He looked at his Qi Sea immediately and was shocked as soon as he did that.
“This… Wait… What…?” Duan Ling Tian was stunned. He was completely flabbergasted. Disbelief was written all over his face as if he had just found out something unbelievable.
“Isn’t this… the Intermediate Saint Rudiment Stage?” Duan Ling Tian only snapped back to his senses a while later and mumbled to himself as he gulped hard.