Chapter 1541: The Only Successor
Translator: EndlessFantasy Translation Editor: EndlessFantasy Translation
When Duan Ling Tian felt the sharp pain on his thigh, he finally realized he was not dreaming.
All of it was real.
He had really obtained the supreme Sword Dao mental cultivation technique that was named Sovereign Heart Sword by Sword Saint Feng Qing Yang.
“Is this Sovereign Heart Sword a cultivation technique or a martial tactic?” Curious, Duan Ling Tian began to search through the extra information in his mind. After going through the information, he began to understand it a little.
The Sovereign Heart Sword was not a cultivation technique nor a martial tactic. Instead, it was a heart cultivation technique for Sword Cultivators.
‘If you want to cultivate the sword, you need to cultivate your heart first. Only when the heart and sword are both present and there’s utmost sincerity that the whole world will step aside and let you pass.’
This was the Sovereign Heart Sword.
“This…” When Duan Ling Tian saw part of the content of the second half of the Sovereign Heart Sword, he was stunned again. “When the Sovereign Heart Sword is cultivated to the highest stage, all of the weapons will submit to me with just a thought?”
According to the explanation, when Sword Saint Feng Qing Yang was at his prime, nobody could use their weapons in front of him.
This was because all of the weapons would submit to him. To be more precise, they would submit to his Sword Heart.
The highest stage of the Sovereign Heart Sword was also called the Heart-Sword Amalgamation.
“Even if I don’t cultivate it to the highest stage, the early stages are also pretty amazing on its own… Although it’s not a martial tactic, it’s far greater than martial tactics!” Duan Ling Tian was shocked by the content of the Sovereign Heart Sword.
As he continued to read on, he saw the last clause of the Sovereign Heart Sword. It was also a summary of the Sovereign Heart Sword.
There were many specific cultivations in the content, but Duan Ling Tian did not read it in detail. He skimmed through it. He wanted to see what the names of all the stages in the Sovereign Heart Sword and what differences they had.
The summary of the Sovereign Heart Sword was not too elaborate. It was only a small paragraph.
“The Sovereign Heart Sword is the fruit of my painstaking labor in my entire life. Although it’s not a Saint Grade Martial Tactic, it far surpasses Saint Grade Martial Tactics. The techniques inside Heaven Rank Prominent Saint Grade Martial Tactic are barely even one-tenth of the Sovereign Heart Sword! Naturally, this will only be the case if you cultivate the Sovereign Heart Sword to the highest stage… Even I only managed to cultivate it to the highest stage in the last ten years before I underwent Transcendence. The person who obtains the Sovereign Heart Sword will become the only successor of my Fog Rain Progeny.” This was the summary of the Sovereign Heart Sword.
Well, instead of saying it was a summary. It was more like an epilogue from Sword Saint Feng Qing Yang.
“The techniques of a Heaven Rank Prominent Saint Grade Martial Tactic are barely even a tenth of it? Is this Heart-Sword Amalgamation, the highest stage of the Sovereign Heart Sword, really that impressive?” Duan Ling Tian found it hard to believe. His first thought was this Sword Saint Feng Qing Yang must be lying.
However, his train of thoughts soon changed its course. He felt that Sword Saint Feng Qing Yang had no need to lie. After all, if he had lied, the truth would come out eventually, and he would only taint his own reputation.
‘If what he said is true… Then, what I possess is more valuable than Heaven Rank Prominent Saint Grade Martial Tactics?’ The moment Duan Ling Tian thought of this, his breathing began to quicken, and he found it hard to calm his emotion.
“Young Master, you’re awake?” Duan Ling Tian had woken up and sat up due to his shock, surprising Xiong Quan.
Everybody else was alerted as well.
“Ling Tian boy, are you alright?” Feng Wu Dao asked, concerned.
“Duan Ling Tian, how are you feeling?” The others were also looking at Duan Ling Tian worriedly.
Faced with everyone’s concern, a warmth enveloped Duan Ling Tian’s heart. He shook his head and said, “I’m alright.”
“Ling Tian boy, you were sitting motionless for half a year before you seemed to have fallen into a state of enlightenment. Are you really enlightened?” Feng Wu Dao asked curiously.
“Yes.” Knowing that it would be difficult to explain his encounter, Duan Ling Tian did not explain too much and just nodded in response to Feng Wu Dao’s question.
The others instantly looked at him enviously.
After all, enlightenment was not something that one could easily obtain.
As the saying went, ‘When one has an epiphany, all of one’s followers would also gain from it.’ They believed Duan Ling Tian’s strength must have been raised tremendously.
When the group of people was still surrounding Duan Ling Tian, a loud sound suddenly reverberated in the air, shocking all of them.
At once, they looked at the place where the noise came from.
In the next moment, apart from Duan Ling Tian who was slightly stunned, horror dawned on the others immediately. “What’s going on?”
Under the watchful eyes of the others, the word ‘Sword’ that Sword Saint Feng Qing Yang left behind on the mountain wall suddenly began to crack. To be more precise, the entire mountain wall began to crack.
In just a blink of an eye, a series of deep cracks spread on the mountain wall like spiderwebs.
The word ‘Sword’ began to blur immediately.
Whoosh! Whoosh! Whoosh! Whoosh! Whoosh!
In the next instant, a scene that took everyone by surprise, including Duan Ling Tian, appeared. After the mountain wall cracked and fissured, a huge amount of dense green sword Qi shot out from inside and swept out into the surroundings of the wall before the mountain wall shattered into dust.
Boom! Boom! Boom! Boom! Boom!
When a huge surface of the mountain wall shattered, the dust was sent flying up, covering the sky. After a while, it descended before it exploded like a mushroom cloud.
Due to their state of shock, Duan Ling Tian and the others had no time to evade the dust and was covered head to toe in gray.
“What’s going on?” Feng Wu Dao and the others were dumbfounded.
Only Duan Ling Tian seemed to be lost in thoughts when he saw the mountain wall with the word ‘Sword’ was no longer there.
‘Could it be the reason Sword Saint Feng Qing Yang left behind the word ‘Sword’ is to find a successor for the Sovereign Heart Sword? At the end of the information about the Sovereign Heart Sword, he seemed to have mentioned that the person who obtains the Sovereign Heart Sword will also become the only successor of that Fog Rain Progeny or something…. Didn’t he also leave behind a similar legacy in the other two Mortal Continents? Why did he say I’m the only successor? Don’t tell me after he had acknowledged me as the successor of the Sovereign Heart Sword, the word Sword’ on the mountain wall on the other two Mortal Continents has also disappeared?’ Duan Ling Tian speculated inwardly.
Naturally, it was just a speculation, and he was not certain.
What Duan Ling Tian did not know was when he was watching the mountain wall carved with the word ‘Sword’ crumble into dust, somewhere on the other two Mortal Continents, the same thing was also happening.
On one of the Mortal Continents, nobody had found the mountain wall yet.
On the other Mortal Continent, a sect had found it. They had instantly made the place their sect’s Saint Land.
However, today was destined to be an unforgettable day for everyone in the sect.
This was because their sect’s Saint Land was suddenly turned into dust for no apparent reason at all.
A disciple who was guarding the Saint Land noticed the cracks on the mountain wall with word ‘Sword.’ After a while, the high-level officials of the sect came to the Saint Land and witnessed a scene that would be forever engraved in their minds.
After the Saint Wall in their sect’s Saint Land cracked, a dense sword Qi shot out and caused the Saint Wall to crumble into dust.
“The Saint Wall shattered and the Saint Land crumbled… Could it be that God is punishing us for taking this land as our own?” The high-level officials who witnessed the incident all felt glum.
In fact, even the strongest powerhouse in their sect was not able to leave a scratch on the Saint Wall. However, the Saint Wall had turned into dust at this moment.
If this was not a punishment from Heaven, then what was it?
Was there anybody who possessed such strength in this world?
They would have never guessed that this incident happened because the ultimate powerhouse who had left behind what they called the ‘Saint Wall’ had found his only successor.
Since he had found his successor, there was no need for the other mountain walls with words ‘Sword’ to remain.
It was not difficult to imagine they would hunt Duan Ling Tian down and demand him to return their Saint Land if they knew he was the cause of it.
Now that the mountain wall that was carved with the word ‘Sword’ word had turned to dust, the only thing that remained of the word ‘Sword’ was its name, Sword Valley.
Duan Ling Tian and the other hovered above the canyon, standing across one another.
“Everyone, I’ll soon start my journey to the Moon Illumination Sect in the Dao Martial Saint Land. I wonder what are your plans?” Duan Ling Tian asked bluntly as he looked at Feng Wu Dao and the others.
There was no longer anything on Cloud Continent that he cared about. His two fiancées whose whereabouts were unknown filled his heart with worries.
Upon hearing Duan Ling Tian’s question, Feng Wu Dao and the others turned quiet.
They had spent the past few years in Half Moon Island, and they were used to Half Moon Island to a certain extent.
Currently, Half Moon Island had been turned into ruins. Even if they returned, it would be risky.
At this moment, they really had no plans at all.
“Duan Ling Tian, what kind of place is the Dao Martial Saint Land?” Chen Shao Shuai was the first one to speak.
“Dao Martial Saint Land?” Upon hearing that, Duan Ling Tian pondered silently before he told them about the Dao Martial Saint Land that he knew. At the same time, he told them about his current situation as well.
“If you all want to go to the Dao Martial Saint Land, you can follow me… With my senior brother there, it won’t be difficult to find ask for a place for all of you to stay,” Duan Ling Tian said when he reached the end of his sentence.
Feng Wu Dao and the others had long been interested in the Dao Martial Saint Land described by Duan Ling Tian.
Other than having a far more exaggerated gravitational pull, there was nothing on Cloud Continent or the Mortal Continent that could compare to the Dao Martial Saint Land at all… Over there, even the powerhouses who were at the Martial or Demon Emperor level were considered as nothing.
The cultivation environment, Saint Stones, and Saint Grade Martial Tactics there were very attractive to Feng Wu Dao and the others.
“Duan Ling Tian, are you a Mortal Shedding Stage Martial Cultivator now ?” Nangong Yi could not help but ask as he looked at Duan Ling Tian.