Chapter 616: Grade One Spirit Sword
Translator: KurazyTolanzuraytor Editor: Jay
Presently, even if Duan Ling Tian obtained the Wind Profundity Fragment, he would only be able to temporarily keep it away for future use.
“But even if I’m unable to use it for now, keeping it in standby isn’t bad either.” Duan Ling Tian thought to himself. “Even if it was the Rebirth Martial Emperor during his second lifetime, he seemed to have only left behind three Profundity Fragments for his third lifetime in his great treasure vault.”
A Profundity Fragment is usually only able to be developed by a Martial Monarch, whereas, there weren’t many Martial Monarch’s in Cloud Continent, and there weren’t more than 100 that were alive on Cloud Continent.
In the entire Cloud Continent, there were not even 100 Martial Monarchs, so the preciousness of a Profundity Fragment was apparent.
Moreover, a Martial Monarch Stage expert only needed a single thought to cause his own Profundity Fragment to explode.
So, even if someone was able to kill a Martial Monarch Stage expert, they would mostly be unable to obtain the Martial Monarch’s Profundity Fragment.
Presently, practically all the Profundity Fragments in Cloud Continent were left behind by some Martial Monarchs that had passed away from age, and there were very few people that had obtained Profundity Fragments from killing Martial Monarchs.
The preciousness of Profundity Fragments was obvious.
“What’s the first test of wisdom?” After Duan Ling Tian noticed that the Martial Monarch’s voice didn’t sound out again, he couldn’t help but be slightly stunned.
“I’ll continue forward to take a look.” After waiting for a while to no avail, Duan Ling Tian continued to walk forward.
In next to no time, a familiar fluctuation spread out beneath Duan Ling Tian’s feet, and it was precisely another Inscription Formation that had been activated.
“It’s here!” Duan Ling Tian’s heart constricted, and he couldn’t help but become vigilant.
Right at this moment, the Martial Monarch’s voice sounded out once more, and it seemed to be cold and indifferent, and it was without the slightest emotion this time. “The first test of wisdom… Find the one and only grade one spirit sword in the Sword Tomb and pull it out!
“If you choose wrongly, you’ll fail the test… No matter if you’re successful or not, the sword that you pull out will be the reward you obtain from the first test! The remaining swords will be buried underground and will never see the light of day.” The Martial Monarch’s voice stopped here abruptly.
Grade one spirit sword?
Duan Ling Tian’s pupils constricted and he started to look around his surroundings.
He knew clearly in his heart that the Sword Tomb the Martial Monarch spoke of was probably the cavern that was covered in lava and filled with swords.
But, there’s actually a grade one spirit sword amongst these swords?
A grade one spirit sword…
No matter how ordinary the level of ability the Weapons Craftsman possessed, but the spirit sword refined by the Weapons Craftsman was a grade one spirit sword after all, and its amplification would at least be 87% and above.
An amplification of 87%, what sort of notion was that?
Even if it was the grade four spirit sword in Duan Ling Tian’s possession that he’d refined himself, it only provided a 60% amplification.
“But, the difficulty of finding the one and only grade one spirit sword from so many spirit swords isn’t easy! There’re at least over 100 swords here. Amongst them, grade three spirit swords occupy 90% and grade two spirit swords only occupy 10%…
“Unless it’s a high grade Weapons Craftsman with extraordinary experience, otherwise, it would be difficult to distinguish what’s different between these spirit swords.” Duan Ling Tian’s gaze casually swept past these spirit swords.
Even if he used his Spiritual Force to search with the experience he inherited from the Rebirth Martial Emperor, he didn’t notice the grade one spirit sword yet, let alone the others.
“If the others encounter this test, they’d probably obtain a grade three spirit sword at most… But, even if it’s only a grade three spirit sword, it’s already a precious treasure towards a martial artist that hasn’t entered the Foreign Lands.” Duan Ling Tian thought to himself.
“Although one is still able to obtain a grade two or grade three spirit sword if one is unable to find the grade one spirit sword, the test is still considered as a failure…” Duan Ling Tian took a deep breath before taking a large stride out and starting to carefully size up his surroundings.
After looking for a long time, Duan Ling Tian confirmed that there was a total of 103 spirit swords here, and amongst them, 90 were grade three spirit swords, whereas, the other 13 were grade two spirit swords…
“What’s going on? Isn’t there a grade one spirit sword?” Duan Ling Tian was dumbstruck.
Even if he’s playing tricks, he shouldn’t play them like this, right?
Duan Ling Tian shook his head before starting to carefully size up the 103 spirit sword before him.
In the end, he still came back empty handed.
“I can confirm that there absolutely no grade one spirit sword amongst these 103 spirit swords!” Duan Ling Tian was extremely sure.
What a joke!
Although he was only a grade three Weapons Craftsman now, his mind contained the lifetime worth of experience of the Rebirth Martial Emperor, and his eyes were no different to the eyes of the Rebirth Martial Emperor.
At his prime, the Rebirth Martial Emperor was a Royal Grade Weapons Craftsman that had surpassed grade one Weapons Craftsmen and Quasi Royal Grade Weapons Craftsmen.
Even if it was a grade one spirit weapon, the Rebirth Martial Emperor wouldn’t spare an extra glance at it.
Perhaps, in the eyes of the Rebirth Martial Emperor, a grade one spirit sword was no different to trash.
“That Martial Monarch wouldn’t be playing a trick on me, right?” Duan Ling Tian frowned.
With a quick thought, Duan Ling Tian dispelled this thought.
Since that Martial Monarch had set up a test like this, it probably wouldn’t have been done aimlessly.
“Perhaps, that grade one spirit sword is concealed somewhere else.” When he thought up to here, Duan Ling Tian’s attention didn’t revolve around the 103 spirit swords that were inserted into the ground as there were still some piles of scraps that were scattered in the surroundings.
These scraps consisted mostly of things like incomplete swords.
“That Martial Monarch that left behind this Sword Monarch’s Treasure wouldn’t be a Weapons Craftsman, right?” Duan Ling Tian guessed in his heart.
“Besides the 103 spirit swords that are inserted into the ground, only some scraps remain… Now, I can confirm that there’s no grade one spirit sword amongst these 103 spirit swords!
“Could it be that the grade one spirit sword is concealed within this pile of scraps?” When he thought up to here, the thoughts in Duan Ling Tian’s heart grew even more intense.
“Search, search!” Subsequently, Duan Ling Tian started to search carefully in the pile of scraps.
In the end, he really did find something.
With a raise of his hand, he pushed a pile of scraps down to the side.
At the same time, an incomplete sword that was simple and plain appeared before Duan Ling Tian’s eyes.
This was an incomplete sword that had taken spade yet hadn’t passed through the final beautifying step of weapons refinement, and it was extremely ugly and completely black.
But this incomplete sword had a hilt and blade, so it could still be used as a sword, just that it was comparatively ugly.
Presently, this ugly incomplete sword had a portion of its body inserted into the wall of the cavern.
“If I didn’t possess the Rebirth Martial Emperor’s Royal Grade Weapons Craftsman memories, I’d probably have failed this test of wisdom. Who would have known that this black incomplete sword that was concealed in a pile of scrap would be a grade one spirit sword?” Duan Ling Tian revealed a bitter smile as he looked at the extremely ugly sword before him.
After he confirmed that this was indeed a grade one spirit sword, Duan Ling Tian didn’t hesitate to raise his hand and grab onto the hilt, and he intended to pull it out.
Right when Duan Ling Tian’s hand touched the hilt of the sword.
A bright light flashed before Duan Ling Tian’s eyes, and it caused him to be unable to refrain from closing his eyes.
When he opened his eyes once more, he noticed that within the cavern that was covered in lava, the remaining 103 spirit swords and the surrounding scraps had vanished into thin air.
Only the ugly incomplete sword in his hand remained within the entire cavern.
“Congratulations, you’ve passed the first test of wisdom and obtained a grade one spirit sword.” At the same time, Duan Ling Tian head a voice, and it came from the incomplete sword in his hand.
“The Void Transmissions Inscriptions that Sword Monarch left behind are really everywhere.” Duan Ling Tian shook his head and smiled before pulling out the sword.
The Voice Transmission Inscription was similar to a voice transmission jade slip, and it could be used as a carrier for messages.
The latter required Origin Energy to activate, whereas, the former only needed one to touch it before it’s activated by itself.
“This grade one spirit sword is really ugly.” Duan Ling Tian shook his head and laughed bitterly as he looked at the ugly incomplete sword in his hand.
“I wonder at what extent is the amplification of such an ugly, incomplete sword…” Duan Ling Tian thought in his heart before Origin Energy bloomed out from his hand to press into the extremely ugly sword as he intended to test its amplification.
In practically an instant, the energy of heaven and earth roiled above Duan Ling Tian before developing into numerous ancient horned dragon silhouettes and ancient mammoth silhouettes in the end.
The ancient horned dragon silhouettes totaled seven, whereas, the ancient mammoth silhouettes were an entire 5,200.
“I’m currently at the third level of the Void Initiation Stage now, and without using a spirit weapon and Concept, my strength is comparable to the strength of four ancient horned dragons… In other words, the amplified strength is the strength of three ancient horned dragons and 5,200 ancient mammoths.” Duan Ling Tian pondered slightly before confirming in the end.
“This grade one spirit sword can amplify strength by 88%! Amongst grade one spirit swords, it can be considered to be not bad.” Duan Ling Tian looked at the sword and nodded before laughing bitterly. “But, this sword is truly too ugly… It’s really embarrassing to take out in public.” Even until now, Duan Ling Tian was still unable to understand the appearance of the sword.
After returning to his senses, Duan Ling Tian held the grade one spirit sword tightly in his hand.
According to the words left behind by that Martial Monarch, the second test would be a test of strength!
Although Duan Ling Tian didn’t know what a test of strength was exactly, he knew that it would undoubtedly test his strength.
Presently, Duan Ling Tian felt his confidence grow greatly as he held the grade one spirit sword.
“Presently, just by utilizing Origin Energy and relying on this grade one spirit sword, I’m able to exert the strength of seven ancient horned dragons and over 5,000 ancient mammoths… If I utilize my second level Wind Concept, Advanced Lightning Force, and Elementary Earth Force, I’ll obtain an additional strength of two ancient horned dragons and over 2,000 ancient mammoths!
“When combined together, it’s the strength of nine ancient horned dragons and over 7,000 ancient mammoths! It’s almost the strength of 10 ancient horned dragons…” Duan Ling Tian was at the third level of the Void Initiation Stage, yet controlled the strength of almost 10 ancient horned dragons.