Chapter 1513: Vice Sect Leader, Zhong Huo
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Chapter 1513 Vice Sect Leader, Zhong Huo
“Inner court disciples who are 40 years old or younger?” When Duan Ling Tian heard Bai Li Hong’s words, all he did was reveal a calm smile. He did not look bothered about it as though he did not feel any pressure at all.
With his current strength, he did not fear those powerful top-tier inner court elders, let alone those inner court disciples in the Moon Illumination Sect who were below 40 years old. He did not dare to say that he would be able to defeat a Paramount Saint Rudiment Stage powerhouse, but those who were at the Perfection Saint Rudiment Stage were basically no match for him as long as they were not particularly talented.
Due to this reason, he felt the Hunting Assessment that was going to be held by the Moon Illumination Sect annually was merely a formality to him.
“Yes.” Bai Li Hong nodded before smiling. “This Hunting Assessment should be just a mere formality to you, Junior Brother… With your strength, it’s very easy for you to obtain first place.”
Bai Li Hong’s tone filled with confidence for Duan Ling Tian.
With Duan Ling Tian’s cultivation base at the Mastery Saint Rudiment Stage, none of the inner court disciples below 40 years old could compare to him at all in the Moon Illumination Sect.
Moreover, all the Moon Illumination Sect’s inner court disciples who were 40 years old or younger could already be considered as extraordinary if their cultivation base reached the Intermediate Saint Rudiment Stage.
Duan Ling Tian’s achievement had far surpassed theirs.
“I acted on my own and signed you up… In ten days time, you’ll depart and head to the venue of the Hunting Assessment… At that time, I’ll come along with you as well,” Bai Li Hong added.
“You’ll come as well, Senior Brother?” Duan Ling Tian was slightly shocked.
“Yes, I’ve asked for the position of a patroller from the Sect Leader to prevent people from playing favorites and violating the rules in the Hunting Assessment.” Bai Li Hong smiled.
“Don’t tell me the Sect Leader isn’t afraid you’ll show favoritism and violate the rules for me?” Duan Ling Tian joked with a smile.
“With your cultivation base, do you even need to cheat, Junior Brother? Besides, even if I really help you cheat, the Sect Leader wouldn’t say anything as well.” Bai Li Hong’s words were filled with confidence.
Among the inner court elders in the Moon Illumination Sect, nobody else but him alone dared to say such words.
Even those Vice Sect Leaders did not have the guts to say such words, let alone the other inner court elders.
Duan Ling Tian was not surprised by this at all.
His senior brother was not just a Moon Illumination Sect’s inner court elder but also the only Three Star Saint Inscription Master in the Moon Illumination Sect. His position was so high that it even surpassed those few Vice Sect Leaders in the Moon Illumination Sect. Even those Saint Stage powerhouses in the sect had to show respect to his senior brother.
To Duan Ling Tian, ten days were equivalent to fifty days on the third level of the Seven Treasures Exquisite Pagoda.
Fifty days were enough for him to do many things.
“Currently, the Golden Shirt has already been cultivated to the highest stage while the main technique of the Colossal Aerolite Arrow has also been cultivated to the fourth stage. It’s just a step away from the fifth stage, the Impeccable Stage, which is also the highest stage,” Duan Ling Tian mumbled to himself, “On top of that, the offensive technique, the Gargantuan Taishan from the Golden Roc Mass Tactic has also made quite a progress. In these fifty days, I’ll focus on cultivating the Aerolite Strike and the Body and Arrow Synchronization from the Colossal Aerolite Arrow… After I’ve cultivated both of these to the highest stage, the Impeccable Stage, I’ll also cultivate and elevate my Aerolite Shower.”
The Aerolite Shower was one of the offensive techniques in the Colossal Aerolite Arrow. It was also the foundation for the strongest technique in the Colossal Aerolite Arrow, the Colossal Arrow Bell.
He would only be able to use the Aerolite Shower as a foundation to start cultivating the Colossal Arrow Bell only when he had cultivated the Aerolite Shower to the highest stage
Although it was a defensive technique as well, the power of the Colossal Arrow Bell was not something the Golden Shirt could compare to.
The Golden Shirt was also a technique that was at the same level as the Aerolite Shower. The Colossal Arrow Bell, on the other hand, was a powerful defensive technique that was on par with the defensive technique of an Earth Rank Saint Grade Martial Tactic.
However, the Earth Rank Saint Grade Martial Tactic could only be cultivated when one was at the Saint Stage or above.
It was precisely because of this reason that Duan Ling Tian had always been looking forward to the Colossal Arrow Bell. That was why he had never neglected to cultivate the Aerolite Shower.
Currently, his Aerolite Shower was close to making a breakthrough to the fourth stage.
“Ever since Elder Huo helped raise my cultivation base to the Intermediate Saint Rudiment Stage, I feel like it’s much easier for me to cultivate the Saint Grade Martial Tactic… That feeling is like I’ve been enlightened. I can easily understand the things that I found difficult previously.”
Duan Ling Tian had long noticed this. He had even asked Elder Huo about this, but he only managed to obtain two words from him as an answer.
Duan Ling Tian’s knowledge about the Sun Body was half-baked. Elder Huo only said his body was already a Sun Body, but as to what was so special about the Sun Body, Elder Huo did not expound on it. He only asked him to discover it on his own.
Until now, the only special thing he had discovered was how he had a faster speed in cultivating the Saint Grade Martial Tactic.
However, just this one thing was enough to shock and excite Duan Ling Tian.
“According to Elder Huo, there are still many secrets to the Sun Body… I wonder how many more surprises await me in the future.” The moment Duan Ling Tian thought of this, his heart was overwhelmed with an inexplicable sense of excitement again.
Fifty days were not too short but they were not long either.
When Duan Ling Tian was in the midst of cultivating, the span of fifty days went by very quickly.
Just as he had hoped for, he managed to cultivate his Aerolite Strike and Body and Arrow Synchronization to the highest stage. Moreover, the Aerolite Shower had also been cultivated to the fourth stage. It was just a stage away from the highest stage.
Once he made further progress, he would be able to start cultivating the Colossal Arrow Bell.
When the Aerolite Shower was cultivated to the fourth stage, fifty days had gone by on the third level of the Seven Treasures Exquisite Pagoda.
At this time, Duan Ling Tian left the Seven Treasures Exquisite Pagoda.
It was already midnight outside. The next day would be the day he would leave for the Hunting Assessment held by the Moon Illumination Sect.
Tonight, Duan Ling Tian did not return to the Seven Treasures Exquisite Pagoda. Instead, he sat on the bed in his room with his eyes closed to attain mental composure.
His thoughts had long flown away.
‘By the time my cultivation base makes a breakthrough to the Perfection Saint Rudiment Stage, I’ll return to Half Moon Island,’ Duan Ling Tian thought to himself.
He believed that with the Seven Treasures Exquisite Pagoda, he would only need three months at most to make a breakthrough to the Perfection Saint Rudiment Stage.
Naturally, he meant three months in the real world. Three months outside would be equivalent to fifteen months on the third level of the Seven Treasures Exquisite Pagoda. That was one year and three months.
‘My children will be born very soon.’ When Duan Ling Tian thought about this, his heart was filled with a wave of excitement again. This excitement far exceeded the excitement he felt when he made a breakthrough in his cultivation base.
Once the two children were born, he would be a father!
This was something he dared not even think of in his past life.
In his past life, he was a mercenary who walked in the dark, and he was someone who needed to lick the blood off his sword. He did not even know what would happen in the next second.
It was precisely because of this, the former him never thought of marrying and having children at all. However, in this life, he was going to have two children soon.
When Duan Ling Tian thought about this, he felt eager to return to Half Moon Island.
The next morning, Duan Ling Tian met up with Bai Li Hong before leaving together to gather with the others.
The Hunting Assessment this time was personally managed by a Vice Sect Leader of Moon Illumination Sect. Other than the Vice Sect Leader, another three inner court elders took the roles of patrollers, and Bai Li Hong was one of them.
With Bai Li Hong’s identity, even if he wanted to manage the Hunting Assessment personally, all he needed to do was say the words.
However, he did not like to be in charge and merely wanted to be an idle patroller.
Just as they gathered with the rest of the force, Duan Ling Tian saw a sturdy old man walking toward him and Bai Li Hong before he greeted Bai Li Hong enthusiastically, “Elder Bai Li.”
The sturdy old man had a huge-built. He was like a small hill. When he walked toward them, it was as though a hill was moving toward them, exuding an oppressive air.
“Vice Sect Leader Zhong.” Bai Li Hong nodded his head in response to the sturdy old man. His words had also revealed this man’s identity.
He was none other than Zhong Huo, the person in charge of the Hunting Assessment and one of the Vice Sect Leaders of Moon Illumination Sect.
“This must be Junior Brother Duan Ling Tian. You’re Elder Bai Li’s junior brother right?” Soon after, Zhong Huo looked at Duan Ling Tian and smiled.
“Vice Sect Leader,” Duan Ling Tian quickly replied, but he felt a little uncomfortable.
Although Zhong Huo appeared harmless and ordinary, Duan Ling Tian did not know why he made him uncomfortable. Moreover, Duan Ling Tian could also faintly sense hostility emitting out of Zhong Huo’s body. Naturally, the hostility he sensed was so weak that it made him wondered if he was mistaken.
By right, this was their first meeting so Zhong Huo had no reason to be hostile to him at all.
“Junior Brother, this is Zhong Huo. He’s the master of He Zhong, the outer court disciple you defeated previously.” At this moment, Bai Li Hong’s True Energy Voice Transmission entered Duan Ling Tian’s ears and instantly dispelled all his doubts. He knew then he was not mistaken.
“So, he’s actually He Zhong’s master.” Duan Ling Tian finally understood.
Since he was He Zhong’s master, it was only normal for him to be hostile.
He Zhong was Liu Huan’s nephew and had been defeated by Duan Ling Tian before. He was even forced by Duan Ling Tian to swear on the lightning penalty oath to not go against Duan Ling Tian in the future.
When Duan Ling Tian eyes swept past Zhong Huo’s back, he noticed He Zhong among the group of people behind him.
“He Zhong also became an inner court disciple?” Duan Ling Tian was stunned.
He was not shocked by the fact that He Zhong had become an inner court disciple since his master was an almighty Vice Sect Leader of the Moon Illumination Sect. His master only needed to speak up for the sect to make an exception and let him into the inner court.
What surprised him was the fact that when he activated his Divine Eye, he could see in just one glance that He Zhong’s cultivation base had already reached the Early Saint Rudiment Stage.