Chapter 424: Taboo
Translator: KurazyTolanzuraytor Editor: Jay
Before long, his food had arrived.
After Duan Ling Tian casually ate a little bit, he concentrated on watching the little gold mouse gulp down her food…
The little fellow’s body seemed small, yet she was a glutton, and it caused many people in the restaurant to click their tongues in surprise.
Suddenly, a wave of discussion entered Duan Ling Tian’s ears.
“Quickly finish your food, we’re still able to make it to watch the battles before the Groom Search Competition for the City Governor’s daughter!”
“The strength of the City Governor’s daughter is too strong, not to mention a young genius below the age of 25, I’m afraid there isn’t even anyone amongst the young geniuses below the age of 30 of our Darkstone Empire that are able to be a match for the City Governor’s daughter.”
“Today is the last day of the Groom Search Competition, and practically all the young geniuses around our Phoenix Nest City have rushed over… However, in my opinion, I’m afraid no one will be able to defeat the City Governor’s daughter even on this last day to become the son-in-law of the City Governor.”
“The Lord City Governor’s requirements are too high. Defeating his daughter at an age below 25 years old… Even in the entire Darkstone Empire and the Darkhan Dynasty, I’m afraid such a person is an existence that’s akin to phoenix feathers and qilin horns.”
The two people who in discussion finished their food hastily before leaving.
Groom Search Competition?
Duan Ling Tian shook his head and smiled as he never imagined that the circumstances that would only appear in Wuxia novels from his previous life would actually be encountered by him.
In next to no time, a few more people had walked into the restaurant, and they sighed with emotion as they walked.
“I wonder exactly what level of cultivation the City Governor’s daughter is at? Today, that young man around the age of 24 who possessed a cultivation at the fourth level of the Nascent Soul Stage was actually defeated by her…”
“That young man is the strongest person who’s participated in the Groom Search Competition until now… I never imagined that he was still defeated by the City Governor’s daughter in one move! The City Governor’s daughter adjusts her strength based on her opponent and seemed to have not used her full strength until now.”
“Looks like no one is able to get the beauty.”
“Beauty? According to my knowledge, the City Governor’s daughter always wears a veil… Could it be that you’ve seen her appearance? We don’t know if she’s a beauty or a beast.”
“So what if she’s ugly? Being able to become the son-in-law of the City Governor and even obtain the Soul Transformation Fruit is undoubtedly a good fortune.”
Soul Transformation Fruit?
Duan Ling Tian initially didn’t care about it much, but when he heard one of the people mention the Soul Transformation Fruit, he had an elated expression as he stood up abruptly.
“Big Brother.” Duan Ling Tian looked at the middle aged man that spoke earlier and asked courteously. “Did you say Soul Transformation Fruit earlier?”
The middle aged man nodded when he saw Duan Ling Tian was so polite and he said with a calm expression. “Exactly, it’s precisely the Soul Transformation Fruit! What? Little Brother, you’re interested in that Soul Transformation Fruit?”
“Yes.” Duan Ling Tian nodded, then asked. “I heard Big Brother say earlier that there’s a way to obtain the Soul Transformation Fruit?”
The middle aged man nodded. “Exactly, the City Governor had held a Groom Search Competition for that unmarried daughter of his for these past 10 days. Today is the last day… So long as you’re able to defeat the City Governor’s daughter in the Groom Search Competition, then not only would you be able to become the City Governor’s son-in-law, you’ll even be able to obtain the Soul Transformation Fruit.”
“Supposedly, this Soul Transformation Fruit is a great thing… If it’s consumed by an Inscription Master, then it’s even able to allow the Inscription Master’s Spiritual Force to raise a level.” As he finished speaking, the middle aged man sized up Duan Ling Tian. “Little Brother, based on your age, you’re only slightly older than that City Governor’s daughter… However, I advise you to put away this thought. Although you fit the conditions for the City Governor’s daughter’s Groom Search Competition, the City Governor’s daughter has already revealed a cultivation at the fifth level of the Nascent Soul Stage. Moreover, she seemed to be holding back.”
“Thank you, Big Brother.” Duan Ling Tian thanked the middle aged man then tossed down some silver before leaving the restaurant in a hurry with the little gold mouse
“Big Brother Ling Tian, I haven’t finished eating…” The little gold mouse’s voice transmission contained slight displeasure.
“I’ll let you eat until you’re satisfied later, right now I have some important things to do.” Duan Ling Tian said in a hurry.
After leaving the restaurant, Duan Ling Tian found a passerby and asked the location for the Groom Search Competition before hurrying over.
What City Governor’s son-in-law, he wasn’t interested in the slightest.
He was interested in that Soul Transformation Fruit!
If it’s said that ordinary spirit fruits can only be chanced upon by luck and not sought by martial artists, then the Soul Transformation Fruit was even harder to come by!
The Soul Transformation Fruit was a type of spirit fruit capable of increasing the level of the soul, and within the distribtion of spirit fruits within Cloud Continent, it wasn’t even at 1%.
“Although my cultivation has increased quite a bit, my Spiritual Force seemed to have completely fallen into a bottleneck, and hasn’t been able to break through to the Void Prying Stage for a long time.”
The Groom Search Competition was carried out right outside the City Governor’s Estate.
When Duan Ling Tian arrived before the arena of the Groom Search Competition, his mind was fluttering.
His Spiritual Force has arrived at the breakthrough point between the Nascent Soul Stage and the Void Prying Stage long ago, yet he was unable to break through for a long time. He’d been at a loss and helpless because of this.
Now, he’d seen the light of hope.
“If there really is a Soul Transformation Fruit, then my soul will transform once I consume it and advance a level, to the Void Prying Stage! At that time, my Spiritual Force will become stronger once again and I’ll be able to inscribe even high level inscriptions.”
As if he had a treasure mountain, but didn’t have the tools to excavate it, this feeling had caused Duan Ling Tian to be displeased since the beginning.
“Groom Search Competition? Fun! Fun! Big Brother Ling Tian, you want to marry that City Governor’s daughter? Aren’t you afraid that Big Sister Ke Er and Big Sister Fei will get angry?” The little gold mouse’s voice transmission was filled with excitement, and as she finished speaking, it was as if she was anxious to see the world in disorder.
Duan Ling Tian glared at the little gold mouse. “I don’t have any interest towards that City Governor’s daughter… I only want to obtain that Soul Transformation Fruit!”
Ordinary spirit fruits were rare and priceless, but the Soul Transformation Fruit was amongst the less than 1% of spirit fruits that were able to advance the soul, so it was even rarer.
Presently, since Duan Ling Tian had encountered it, he wouldn’t easily miss the opportunity.
In next to no time, Duan Ling Tian had arrived at his destination.
A high platform stood before the City Governor’s Estate now, and it was incomparably spacious.
It was precisely the Groom Search Competition’s arena.
Streams of people surged nearby the arena in an intense bustle, and the sounds of shouting rose and fell continuously without end.
“The Groom Search Competition is held for 10 days, and today is the last day… There actually isn’t a single young genius under the age of 25 from our Phoenix Nest City or the surrounding tens of cities that is a match for the City Governor’s daughter.”
“It’s said that the City Governor’s daughter is merely 20 years of age… Possessing an unfathomable cultivation at the age of 20 is truly shocking! Up until today, people have only forced her to use a strength at the fifth level of the Nascent Soul Stage.”
“Yeah, even then, she seems to still be holding back.”
The crowd of people discussed animatedly before the City Governor’s Estate.
At this moment, atop the arena of the Groom Search Competition.
The mysterious daughter of the City Governor stood there gracefully, her pair of beautiful hands that were white like jade were exposed in the air, and a fiery red dress beautifully emphasized her beautiful and charming figure that caused one to be unable to refrain from a myriad of daydreams.
On the face of the City Governor’s daughter was a fiery red veil that only revealed a pair of beautiful eyes that were like autumn water, and her lovely hair that drooped down were like black strands of Babylon willow as they lightly swung with the wind.
Even if one was within the sea of people, she still gave one a calm and peaceful feeling.
“Although I can’t see her appearance clearly, just by this disposition, it’s sufficient to cause one’s to be interested…. I presume the appearance beneath the veil of a woman with such a disposition wouldn’t be bad.” Duan Ling Tian was shocked in his heart.
Based solely on disposition, no one amongst the women by Duan Ling Tian’s side or the women he knew were able to compare to this City Governor’s daughter.
Under his curiosity, Duan Ling Tian’s Spiritual Force extended out, wanting to pry into the secrets of this City Governor’s daughter’s.
According to the information he’d obtained, the City Governor’s daughter was only 20 and possessed an extraordinary cultivation, and up until this point, she’d already revealed a cultivation at the fifth level of the Nascent Soul Stage, yet she seemed to still be holding back.
At the same time that Duan Ling Tian’s Spiritual Force flashed out, he sighed emotionally in his heart. “My cultivation’s advancement is already considered to be quick… Within the Azure Forest Imperial Kingdom, it could be considered to be a speed that towered above all. I never imagined that I’d actually encounter a genius in the Martial Dao whose cultivation’s advancement is even swifter than mine in this remote city of the Darkstone Empire.”
If the cultivation of the City Governor’s daughter wasn’t piled up solely by relying on spirit fruits, then her natural talent would absolutely not be inferior to his.
“Hmm?” Suddenly, Duan Ling Tian’s Spiritual Force hadn’t even touched the City Governor’s daughter when he couldn’t help but be astounded in his heart.
Because at this moment, an even stronger Spiritual Force seemed to have noticed his Spiritual Force and directly pressed over…
“Inscription Master!” Duan Ling Tian’s pupils constricted as he never expected that there would be such a formidable Inscription master by the City Governor’s daughter’s side.
The strength of the Spiritual Force of this Inscription Master wasn’t just a level above his!
Instantly, Duan Ling Tian didn’t dare hesitate as he hurriedly withdrew his Spiritual Force.
That formidable Spiritual Force seemed as if it had no intention of making a fuss over it with Duan Ling Tian, and didn’t pursue him after Duan Ling Tian’s Spiritual Force withdrew.
“Fortunately, he showed mercy, otherwise, my soul would surely be heavily injured!” Duan Ling Tian shuddered in fear, and at the same time, he realized his own rashness.
According to the memories of the Rebirth Martial Emperor, he knew deeply that even Inscription Masters didn’t dare rashly use their Spiritual Force to spy on others.
This was a taboo.
Whereas all along his journey in cultivation, he’s never encountered any formidable Inscription Masters, so he’d tossed the portion of the Rebirth Martial Emperor’s memories that was about this taboo to the back of his head.
Now that he’d left the Azure Forest Imperial Kingdom and was at the Darkstone Empire, he’d encountered a truly formidable Inscription master.
Duan Ling Tian’s gaze started to sweep the crowd of people, wanting to find the owner of the formidable Spiritual Force that extended out earlier…
But no matter how he searched, he was unable to notice a trace of that person.
It seemed as if that person had appeared out of thin air.
“Could it be that this Inscription Master has come for the Soul Transformation Fruit as well?” Duan Ling Tian’s heart jerked as a bad premonition arose in his heart.