Chapter 1540: Sovereign Heart Sword
Translator: EndlessFantasy Translation Editor: EndlessFantasy Translation
When Di Jue heard the Clan Leader of the dragon clan’s reply, he answered with a solemn expression, “There’s nothing I can do If you reject me, Clan Leader… But, I, Di Jue, will leave the dragon clan and become an unrestrained and sectless cultivator.”
“Are you threatening me?” asked the Clan Leader of the dragon clan in a deep voice as his eyes flashed coldly.
“You can take it however you want, Clan Leader.” In order to get rid of Duan Ling Tian, Di Jue was ready to go all out. Naturally, this was because he was not afraid that the Clan Leader of the dragon would reject him.
“Good! Very good.” The Clan Leader of the dragon clan was so furious he could only laugh maniacally. With a wave of his arm, he sent Di Jue flying away with a blast. “Scram!”
Di Jue was not angry even though he was sent flying. Instead, he lifted a hand to wipe the blood from the corner of his mouth and said, “Thank you, Clan Leader.” He knew the Clan Leader had agreed to his request.
After all, he was the only Five-clawed Golden Dragon in the dragon clan apart from the Clan Leader. He was destined to be the next Clan Leader of the dragon clan. If he had really left the dragon clan and become a sectless cultivator, it would mean that the dragon clan would not have a leader in the future.
As the current Clan Leader of the dragon clan, naturally, he would not allow this to happen.
After expressing his gratitude, Di Jue turned to leave. He knew if he stayed on, he would only disgrace himself more.
“Duan Ling Tian, I’m looking forward to our meeting!” Di Jue muttered to himself as he narrowed his eyes that gleamed coldly.
When the Clan Leader of the dragon clan passed down the order for all the clansmen in every part of the Dao Martial Saint Land to look for a young man called Duan Ling Tian, Duan Ling Tian was still on the Cloud Continent. To be more precise, he was in the hidden canyon where the Sword Saint Feng Qing Yang had left his legacy behind.
At this moment, Duan Ling Tian was sitting cross-legged in the air, facing the word ‘Sword’ on the mountain wall.
His eyes were both closed, and his body emanated a sharp aura. As he sat there, his entire being was akin to an unsheathed sword.
In the valley, Xiong Quan asked with a worried expression, “Young Master has been sitting like this for half a year now… Could it be something has happened to him?”
“His breathing is stable, and he doesn’t look unwell… Besides, the sharp aura on his body is getting more intense in these six months. I think he must have obtained some revelation from the word ‘Sword’,” Feng Wu Dao said as he looked at the word ‘Sword’ on the mountain wall.
“Normal logic does not apply to him,” Sima chimed in. Whether it was now or then, he had always had faith in Duan Ling Tian. His gaze as he looked at Duan Ling Tian was complicated.
Among everybody present on the scene, he and Xiong Quan were the first ones who had met Duan Ling Tian first. He had witnessed with his own eyes how Duan Ling Tian had walked up to stand at the summit of Cloud Continent step by step from when he was just a young boy. On top of that, he even left Cloud Continent to make a living in that far away Dao Martial Saint Land.
Previously, when Duan Ling Tian left with Di Jue with a very slim chance of surviving, even he was not certain if Duan Ling Tian would be able to return safely.
At that time, his heart was also filled with worries.
However, Duan Ling Tian came back safely in the end. It made him realize that Duan Ling Tian was blessed and had a long life.
Due to this reason, although Duan Ling Tian had been behaving a little out of the norm for half a year, he did not think anything was wrong since Duan Ling Tian was originally someone who defied all logic.
“He’s awake!” Chen Shao Shuai suddenly shouted.
Everyone immediately shifted their eyes over to Duan Ling Tian.
At this time, Duan Ling Tian had already stood up and was hovering in the air. His entire being was swaying. Initially, there were no rhyme or reason to his movement. Then it gradually turned more refined before each of his action began to cause the air to tremble.
“He’s not awake… It seems like he has entered the state of enlightenment,” Feng Wu Dao whispered.
At this time, the others had also noticed that Duan Ling Tian had not opened his eyes even once and seemed unbothered by external influences.
He was busy moving around. Each of his action was skilled and dextrous.
For an entire day and night, Duan Ling Tian did not stop moving. It was as though he did not know the meaning of exhaustion.
Although there were no weapons in Duan Ling Tian’s hand, everyone present on the scene could see from his moves that he was practicing swordsmanship.
Initially, his movement had no style. Then it began to look refined before he reached a stage where it elicited fear from the others.
However, after that, Feng Wu Dao and the others could not understand his movements anymore. His swordsmanship seemed to have gotten worse as he continued on. In the end, it was even worse than his movement in the beginning when it lacked style. All that was left was just the basic chop, slay, and stab motion.
“What’s going on?” When the people who had been watching Duan Ling Tian for the entire day saw this, they could not help looking at each other. Nobody could tell what was going on with him.
In the end, Gold Thug muttered to himself, “Could this be complexification and simplification?”
Gold Thug’s true form was a Golden Hellhound, and the Golden Hellhound Clan also had a long history of legacy. Due to this reason, his knowledge was much greater than the others present on the scene.
However, nobody heard his words since all their attention was focused on Duan Ling Tian.
“It seems like he’s going to sit down again,” Nangong Yi said in a low voice. At the same time, Duan Ling Tian stopped his movement in the air and began to sit cross-legged in the air.
The others also noticed when Duan Ling Tian placed his hands on his knees, it seemed as though he was holding a sword. However, there was no sword in his hand, only air.
“I don’t get it.” Chen Shao Shuai shook his head with a puzzled expression on his face.
Actually, it was not only him who did not understand, but the others did not understand as well.
Only Gold Thug alone stared at Duan Ling Tian’s silhouette as though he was deep in thoughts.
Duan Ling Tian had unaware of everything that was happening. He was completely absorbed.
Ever since he discovered Sword Saint Feng Qing Yang was indeed a legendary person in the Dao Martial Saint Land, his perception toward the word ‘Sword’ that was left behind by Feng Qing Yang had also undergone a subtle transformation.
A while ago, he had stared unblinkingly at the word ‘Sword’. He did not see anything even after a day had passed. It was the same on the second and third day as well.
Time continued to pass day by day. Even after ten days had gone by, Duan Ling Tian still remained motionless.
On the eleventh day, Duan Ling Tian finally managed to catch a trace of something from the word, leading him to another realm. Naturally, the realm was the sword realm.
At that time, Duan Ling Tian finally closed his eyes and began to comprehend the things that appeared in his mind.
Once he closed his eyes, half a year had gone by.
Naturally, he did not know half a year had gone by. During this time, he had only been doing one thing, and that was to comprehend the things that appeared in his mind.
Those things could be considered as information but also as something else. There were no words to describe it.
After Duan Ling Tian practiced the peculiar swordsmanship for a day and a night in an unconscious state, at that moment when he sat down cross-legged again, a wave of information appeared in his mind again. Although they were not much, it made Duan Ling Tian feel pressured.
“Man from the future, congratulations! You’ve obtained the acknowledgment of the Divine Consciousness I left behind.” A voice sounded with the appearance of the information. It did not ring in his ears, but it echoed in his mind.
“Who are you?” In the face of such a situation, it was only natural that Duan Ling Tian would panic. He wanted to open his eyes but discovered that he seemed to have lost command of his body.
His heart was immediately filled with terror.
“Who am I? Don’t tell me you didn’t see the message I left by the side of the word ‘Sword’?” The sound resonated again.
“Y-You’re Sword Saint Feng Qing Yang?” Duan Ling Tian was astounded.
At this moment, the exchange between Duan Ling Tian and the voice was done through their souls.
“It’s a good thing that you’re not too dumb. Otherwise, I’d have to reconsider letting you be my successor.” The voice continued to speak calmly in Duan Ling Tian’s mind.
“Your successor?” Duan Ling Tian was stunned, he did not react at all.
“I don’t have much time to talk to you… This is only a Divine Consciousness I left behind in the word ‘Sword’. Once it’s released, it won’t last long. I’ll pass on the Sovereign Heart Sword, the ultimate Sword Dao mental cultivation that allowed me to roam around the Dao Martial Saint Land, to you now. I hope you won’t tarnish my reputation,” the voice resonated again, stopping abruptly when it reached the end of the sentence.
The Sovereign Heart Sword?
Before Duan Ling Tian realized what was going on, he felt an all-powerful and vast wave of information surging into his mind. In the end, it seemed as though he could not process all of it at once and passed out.
On the outside, Feng Wu Dao and the others were taken aback when they saw Duan Ling Tian who was sitting cross-legged in the air suddenly began to drop.
“Young Master!” Xiong Quan was the first one who rushed out to catch Duan Ling Tian and put him down.
The group of people surrounded Duan Ling Tian and looked at him worriedly.
Duan Ling Tian remained unconscious for nine days and nine nights… Fortunately, during this time, everybody was certain there was nothing wrong with Duan Ling Tian’s body. Otherwise, one wondered how much they would panic.
After nine days and nine nights, Duan Ling Tian finally regained consciousness, but he was in no hurry to wake up.
“It seems like I had a dream… I dreamt of Sword Saint Feng Qing Yang, and he told me he would pass me the ultimate Sword Dao mental cultivation, Sovereign Heart Sword or something?” As soon as Duan Ling Tian thought of this, he suddenly discovered there was extra information in his mind.
“Sovereign Heart Sword?” After studying the information, Duan Ling Tian was dumbfounded. “It’s not a dream? I-It’s actually real?”
Duan Ling Tian was so shocked that his eyes flew open. The instant he woke up, he reached down to pinch his thigh, trying to ascertain if he was dreaming or not.