Chapter 618: Earth Puppet
Translator: KurazyTolanzuraytor Editor: Jay
Instantly, the piece of rock on the wall was pulled down by Duan Ling Tian.
At the same time, an inconspicuous secret compartment appeared before his eyes.
“I’ve finally found it.” The corners of Duan Ling Tian’s mouth held a smile, and he pulled out the secret compartment with a raise of his hand.
Within the secret compartments, a Spatial Ring lay there silently.
“An unbound Spatial Ring.” Duan Ling Tian’s eyes lit up as he picked up the Spatial Ring. “Looks like the reward of the third test it within this Spatial Ring.”
Practically at the instant Duan Ling Tian picked up the Spatial Ring.
“Congratulation for passing through the third test… The fourth test can be activated by walking five steps right than walking another seven steps right.” A clear voice sounded out from within the Spatial Ring.
“I’ll first bind the Spatial Ring and see what’s inside.” Duan Ling Tian pinched open his finger before dripping a drop of blood to fuse into the Spatial Ring.
Instantly, the Spatial Ring became his.
With a though, the space within the Spatial Ring was displayed within his mind. “What a large space! This Spatial Ring ought to surely be a grade one spirit weapon Spatial Ring.”
Spatial Rings had grades as well.
A grade seven spirit weapon Spatial Ring was the lowest grade of Spatial Ring.
The higher the grade of the Spatial Ring, the larger the storage space within it.
For example, this Spatial Ring in Duan Ling Tian’s hand was a grade one spirit weapon, and the space within it was even larger than the cavern he was within now.
But although the space was large, it was empty.
In next to no time, Duan Ling Tian’s attention was drawn by a pile of milky white stones that were in the corners. These stones silently lay there, yet a portion of them effused a faint white colored glow.
Especially one of them, a white colored glow could be faintly seen to be coiling around it.
“Origin Stones!” With just a glance, Duan Ling Tian recognized these stones.
Origin Stones were the form that wealth took in the Foreign Lands.
In the Foreign Lands, there was similarly no lack of trades between martial artists, and besides private trades, so long as they were in the Foreign Lands, practically all the inns and restaurants would not accept gold and silver, and they only accepted Origin Stones.
Origin Stones were the commonly used currency in the Foreign Lands, and it was also a medium for martial artists to cultivate as it was able to assist in increasing a martial artists cultivation speed.
“When I just entered the Sword Monarch’s Treasure, I kept talking about how great of a profit it would be if I’m able to obtain some Origin Stones from the Sword Immortal’s Treasure… I never imagined that the Origin Stones really did appear.” Duan Ling Tian couldn’t help but marvel as he gazed at the pile of Origin Stones.
But Duan Ling Tian’s face sank quickly.
“What the f**k! Only a single high grade Origin Stone? One hundred mid grade Origin Stones and 10,000 low grade Origin Stones… This is the wealth left behind by a Martial Monarch? Isn’t this too miserly!?” Duan Ling Tian couldn’t help but curse when he counted the number of Origin Stones in the pile.
Such wealth could be considered to be abundant in the hands of a Void Prying Stage martial artist.
But in the hands of a Martial Monarch, it was nothing.
As a person who’d fused with the memories of the Rebirth Martial Emperor, Duan Ling Tian’s outlook in this aspect was naturally extremely high.
“Never mind, it’s better than nothing…” Duan Ling Tian let out a breath of air and calmed his mood.
To him, this pile of Origin Stones was something that he’d obtained unexpectedly, and it was better than nothing.
“If these mid grade Origin Stones and low grade Origin Stones are converted into high grade Origin Stones, they would be two in total… But, three high grade Origin Stones are already sufficient for me to cultivate for a period of time.” Duan Ling Tian thought to himself.
Origin Stones had grades as well.
The Origin Energy of heaven and earth contained within a high grade Origin Stone was comparable to the Origin Energy of heaven and earth contained within 100 mid grade Origin Stones or 10,000 low grade Origin Stones.
“With my current cultivation, even if I only use low grade Origin Stones to cultivate… A single low grade Origin Stone can be used to cultivate for around an hour.” Duan Ling Tian thought in his heart as he wore the Spatial Ring on his hand, and then he stood up intending to activate the fourth test.
The third test earlier was a test of wisdom.
Now, the fourth test is undoubtedly a test of strength.
“I wonder sort of test of strength it is…” At the same time that Duan Ling Tian took a large stride out, and extremely ugly incomplete sword appeared in his hand, and it was precisely the reward he’d obtained from the first test of wisdom, a grade one spirit sword.
The grade one spirit sword in his hand gave Duan Ling Tian an extremely great feeling of safety.
“Walk right five steps before walking another seven steps right…” Duan Ling Tian followed what the Martial Monarch’s voice said and took large strides towards the location that activated the fourth test of strength.
He walked slowly step by step.
When his final step descended down, another wave of Inscription Formation fluctuation surged beneath his feet.
Numerous sounds that were exceedingly clear entered into Duan Ling Tian’s ears.
“The fourth test is a test of strength… Defeat the fourth level Void Initiation Stage Earth Puppet that’s able to utilize fourth level Elementary Earth Concept! The reward is the Earth Concept Fragment within the Earth Puppet.” The Martial Monarch’s voice stopped here abruptly.
“Earth Puppet? Fourth level Elementary Earth Concept? Fourth level Void Initiation Stage?” Duan Ling Tian’s pupils constricted and he couldn’t help but swiftly flash through the memories of the Rebirth Martial Emperor as he intended to find out what an Earth Puppet was.
In next to no time, he obtained the answer.
The Earth Puppet was an Origin Shadowpuppet condensed from an Inscription Formation as well, and it was an improved version of the Origin Shadowpuppet.
The Earth Puppet was condensed into form from the combination of an Origin Shadowpuppet and the energy of the earth. It possessed a material body that was entirely hard and was like a stone man.
“Normally speaking, an Earth Puppet didn’t know how to utilize Earth Concept… But, that Martial Monarch has instead planted an Earth Concept Fragment into the Earth Puppet, causing it to be able to utilize a certain level of Earth Concept.” When he thought up to here, Duan Ling Tian gasped.
Right at this moment, Duan Ling Tian felt the ground beneath his feet quake.
He raised his head to look and noticed that the distant ground was shaking as strands of earthen yellow energy of the earth gushed out to linger in the sky.
At the same time, a human shaped silhouette appeared out of thin air above the earth energy.
It was precisely an Origin Shadowpuppet.
Subsequently, the energy of the earth poured into the Origin Shadowpuppet, causing its body to ceaselessly become material as if it was transforming into a real man.
Of course, it was impossible for it to be a normal person.
Presently, the Origin Shadowpuppet had transformed into an Earth Puppet that possessed an earthen yellow body, and the energy of the earth on its body condensed to form a tough stone later than formed a formidable defense.
Right at this moment, the ground shattered as cracks that were like a spider’s web spread out in all directions.
Subsequently, an earthen yellow flowing light instantly fused into the body of the Earth Puppet.
Instantly, the Earth Puppets eyes that were originally dim and listless suddenly flickered with strands of earthen yellow bright lights, and it caused one to feel a chill run down one’s spine from looking at it.
“Fourth level Elementary Earth Concept coupled with a fourth level Void Initiation Stage cultivation… Even if it doesn’t possess a spirit weapon, it’s able to exert a strength of 10 ancient horned dragons! It surpasses my full strength.” Duan Ling Tian felt a sense of pressure.
“Moreover, this place is a cavern that’s connected to the earth. It’s able to rely on the energy of the earth… The cavern is too small and I’m utterly unable to move away from the earth.” Duan Ling Tian laughed bitterly.
Fourth level Elementary Earth Concept was comparable to the strength of four ancient horned dragons.
Using such an Earth Concept to arouse the energy of the earth would at least allow it to obtain an extra strength of two ancient horned dragons…
In other words, if the Earth Puppet used its entire strength, it was extremely likely that it could possess the strength of 12 ancient horned dragons!
For a time, Duan Ling Tian felt his breathing almost stop.
Unknowingly, his hand that held the grade one spirit sword was already wet with sweat.
“That Martial Monarch is really cheating others… I’m only at the third level of the Void Initiation Stage, yet he wants me to deal with a monster like this!” Duan Ling Tian couldn’t help but curse at the Martial Monarch that left behind the Martial Monarch’s Treasure.
If that Martial Monarch heard Duan Ling Tian’s curses, he would perhaps be enraged to the point of directly kicking Duan Ling Tian out and disallowing Duan Ling Tian from having a share of the things he left behind.
The Earth Puppet moved, and it ran on the ground to arrive before Duan Ling Tian in the blink of an eye.
The Earth Puppet struck out with a punch, its Origin Energy skyrocketing, and the punch was accompanied by a wave of ear piercing sounds of air exploding as it blasted towards Duan Ling Tian’s head.
Within the Origin Energy, a deep earthen yellow energy was suffused.
Instantly, 10 ancient horned dragon silhouettes appeared above the Earth Puppet, and they flashed out behind the Earth Puppet with an imposing manner that shot into the sky like a rainbow.
It seemed as if it wanted to completely crush Duan Ling Tian before it would stop.
Duan Ling Tian didn’t dare dally, his entire body seemed to have transformed into a gust of wind as he barely dodged the Earth Puppet’s punch.
The Earth Puppet’s punch didn’t slow down in the slightest after Duan Ling Tian dodged it, and it blasted onto the cavern wall.
Instantly, cracks that were like a spider’s web appeared on the cavern wall, and the entire cavern shook as if a strong earthquake had occurred.
As for Duan Ling Tian, he instead stood in midair and wasn’t affected.
Sword Drawing Arts!
When he saw the Earth Puppet descending before his eyes with its back facing him, Duan Ling Tian’s gaze went slightly cold, and Origin Energy condensed onto the grade one spirit sword in his hand before he abruptly attacked.
His sword flashed out like a bolt of lightning, and before the Earth Puppet could turn around, Duan Ling Tian’s sword has already touched the body of the Earth Puppet.
A wave of clear noise sounded out, causing Duan Ling Tian who originally thought that he would be able to destroy the Earth Puppet from this strike to be completely dumbstruck.
The memories of the Rebirth Martial Emperor flashed within his mind once more, then Duan Ling Tian’s face flushed red, and he couldn’t help but curse. “F**k! Isn’t this going too far?”
According to the Rebirth Martial Emperor’s memories, because the Earth Puppet was formed from the energy of the earth and an Origin Shadowpuppet, besides possessing formidable strength, it possessed an extremely terrifying defensive strength.
If the strength of an attack didn’t exceed the strength of the Earth Puppet, it would utterly be unable to harm the Earth Puppet.
“In other words, I at least have to possess a strength that surpasses the strength of 10 ancient horned dragons before I’m able to destroy it? This is before it drew upon the energy of the earth… If it draws upon the energy of the earth, then wouldn’t I have to possess a strength that surpassed the strength of 12 ancient horned dragons before I’m able to destroy it?” When he thought up to here, Duan Ling Tian felt a wave of powerlessness.