Chapter 722: A Debt of Blood Must Be Repaid With Blood!
Translator: KurazyTolanzuraytor Editor: Jay
There was a total of nine great Spirit Points on the Seven Star Sword Sect’s main peak, Dubhe Peak, whereas, a hall stood on each of the nine great spirit points, and Mizar Hall was one of these halls.
When he was at the Seven Star Sword Sect in the past, so long as he approached these halls that stood atop the Spirit Points, Duan Ling Tian would be able to sense extremely dense spirit energy of the heavens and the earth, yet he didn’t feel anything today.
Even if he stood on Mizar Hall, Duan Ling Tian wasn’t able to feel anything different from the other places on Dubhe Peak.
In this way, there was only one possibility — Something was wrong with the Spirit Points!
“Disregarding all the other Spirit Points, there’s surely something wrong with the Spirit Point beneath Mizar Hall… I’ll go look at the location of the other Spirit Points.” When he thought up to here, Duan Ling Tian moved to leave Mizar Hall.
In next to no time, he’d arrived at Alkaid Hall, which was Qin Xiang’s former place of cultivation.
When he arrived at Alkaid Hall, Duan Ling Tian didn’t sense dense spirit energy of the heavens and the earth.
“Continue!” Subsequently, Duan Ling Tian headed over to Phecda Hall, Merak Hall, Dubhe Hall, and the other halls that included the places of cultivation of that belonged to the former Elder Ming and Elder Xuan.
In the end, he obtained an answer.
The nine great Spirit Points on Dubhe Peak were completely crippled.
“Four months ago, all the experts of the Azure Forest Tri-Sect swarmed out to this Dubhe Peak for an entire three months… During this three months of time, it was sufficient for them to use special methods to extract the spirit energy of heaven and earth that circulates within the Spirit Points and cripple the Spirit Points!” Duan Ling Tian’s expression was slightly unsightly.
Through the memories of the Rebirth Martial Emperor, Duan Ling Tian had a certain level of understanding towards Spirit Points.
A Spirit Point was a comparatively common place of cultivation on Cloud Continent that was superb, and so long as one stayed atop of a Spirit Point and cultivated, one’s cultivation would advance at a tremendous pace.
Moreover, Spirit Points were closely related to Origin Stone Veins.
Without exception, all Origin Stone Veins were actually a tiny Spirit Vein.
Because the Spirit Vein ceaselessly absorbed and gathered the spirit energy of the heavens and the earth, after accumulation for a long period of time, the spirit energy would turn to liquid and solidify, and this was how Origin Stones were formed.
Of course, not all Spirit Points had the chance to transform into an Origin Stone Vein, and it was only those Spirit Veins that weren’t noticed by others or weren’t used by others that had the chance to transform into Origin Stone Veins.
Not to mention anything else and just speaking about the nine great spirit veins of the Seven Star Sword Sect. If these nine great spirit veins had always been left unused, and no one seized the spirit energy of heaven and earth that was accumulated within it, then it would surely form into nine Origin Energy Veins after a few hundreds, or even over a thousand years later.
But once someone cultivated atop a Spirit Point and absorbed and practically seized away the dense spirit energy within the Spirit Point to cultivate, then it would limitlessly slow down the speed the Spirit Points transformed into an Origin Energy Vein.
Actually, many people knew of this principle.
But if one was asked to leave a Spirit Point unused and think for the sake of their descendants from another few hundreds or even over a thousand years later and help the Spirit Point transform into an Origin Stone Veins, it was impossible.
After all, no one could be sure that after a few hundred or a thousand years later, the benefits of the Spirit Point they left unused wouldn’t be reaped by another.
No one was willing to take the risk, so no one was willing to leave a Spirit Point unused.
“Not to mention the Spirit Points in the Azure Forest Imperial Kingdom are scarce, even the Spirit Points in the Darkstone Empire are far from being sufficient for all the martial artists of the Darkstone Empire… The Darkhan Dynasty’s Imperial Family was capable of possessing an Origin Stone Vein because the Imperial Family had been passed down for a few thousand years. Moreover, it possessed many Spirit Points. This was the reason that it was capable of leaving behind an Origin Stone Vein for its descendants.” Duan Ling Tian couldn’t help but sigh in his heart.
The hearts of men were full of greed, and no one was willing to easily let go of a benefit they could reap in the present.
“Unlike the Darkhan Dynasty, there are numerous Origin Stone Veins in the Foreign Lands, and the reason it was like this was precisely because there are Spirit Points all over the Foreign Lands… The stronger a power was, the longer it had been passed down for, and because it didn’t have any lack for Spirit Points, the ancestors of those sects would leave behind many Origin Stone Veins for their descendants.
“Because of their long history, the spirit energy within some of these Origin Stone Veins had accumulated to the extreme, so many mid grade Origin Stone and even high grade Origin Stones appeared within them.” When he thought up to here, Duan Ling Tian’s thoughts were gradually restrained back to the matter at hand.
“Logically speaking, it’s impossible for the spirit energy accumulated within a Spirit Point to be completely absorbed by another… Even if a thousand people cultivate on the same Spirit Point, it would at most slow down the speed they absorbed the spirit energy of the heavens and the earth, yet it would be impossible for it to affect the Spirit Point itself.
“Because once the spirit energy within a Spirit Point is absorbed to a certain extent, the Spirit Point will weaken its connection with the outside world on its own and recuperate.” This was something Duan Ling Tian found out from the memories of the Rebirth Martial Emperor.
“If one wanted to completely extract the spirit energy within a Spirit Point and cripple the Spirit Point, then one can destroy it from the outside… Exactly what have the members of the Azure Forest Tri-Sect done?!” Duan Ling Tian’s expression became even more dark.
After a short moment, Duan Ling Tian who’d caught his breath gathered up with Feng Tian Wu, Qin Xiang, Mo Yu, and Elder Peng before he revealed what he’d noticed.
“No wonder I kept having the feeling that something was missing, so that’s what it was… Those members of the Azure Forest Tri-Sect are truly ruthless, they’ve actually destroyed the roots of our Seven Star Sword Sect!” Qin Xiang spoke with rage.
The nine great Spirit Points of the Seven Star Sword Sect could be said to be the roots that the Seven Star Sword Sect stood on.
It was even to the extent that the reason so many experts were born from the Seven Star Sword Sect in the past and the Seven Star Sword Sect was publicly acknowledged as the number one sect in the Azure Forest Imperial Kingdom for an extremely long period of time was because of the contribution of the nine great Spirit Points.
Yet now, the spirit energy accumulated within the nine great Spirit Points had been completely extracted, causing the nine great Spirit Points to be completely crippled.
If they were made to slowly recover, it would at least require more than 100 years for them to recover to normal.
“Azure Forest Tri-Sect!” Mo Yu’s expression was unsightly to the extreme as well.
As for Elder Peng, he was flapping his wings that were like clouds that covered the sky as he floated in midair, and his pair of sharp eyes flickered with ghastly hatred.
The Azure Forest Tri-Sect had gone too far!
“Peak Master Qin Xiang, Elder Peng, Mo Yu… Follow me to the Azure Forest Tri-Sect!” Duan Ling Tian’s tone had suddenly calmed down at this moment.
The calmness of his tone revealed oppression.
“Alright! We’ll go to the outer area of the Azure Forest Tri-Sect and kill a few ordinary disciples of the Azure Forest Tri-Sect to take some interest for the debt they owe us… With Elder Peng’s speed, it’s impossible for the higher-ups of the Azure Forest Tri-Sect to chase up to us.” Qin Xiang agreed, and she leaped up onto the spacious back of the Roc at the first possible moment.
“I want to kill some Azure Forest Tri-Sect disciples as well and take revenge for the other disciples of our sect that have passed away!” Mo Yu followed up the Roc’s back as he gnashed his teeth and spoke.
Kill some Azure Forest Tri-Sect ordinary disciples?
With the speed of Elder Peng, it’s impossible for the higher-ups of the Azure Forest Tri-Sect to chase after us?
Duan Ling Tian neither agreed nor disagreed with what Qin Xiang said.
Never had he thought of only killing some ordinary disciples when he headed to the Azure Forest Tri-Sect this time, nor did he think of relying on Elder Peng’s speed to escape.
His target was to completely annihilate the Azure Forest Tri-Sect!
All those years ago, he was like an ant before the group of experts of the Azure Forest Tri-Sect, and he couldn’t withstand a single attack.
Now, he had the confidence to annihilate the entire Azure Forest Tri-Sect!
“Sect Leader, Peak Master Zheng Fan, Elder Bi, Senior Sister Zuo Qing… Watch properly. Give me a few days and I’ll surely completely remove the name of the Azure Forest Tri-Sect from the entire Azure Forest Imperial Kingdom!” Duan Ling Tian looked up into the sky with a gaze that flickered with a frightful and fierce light as he silently thought about all these familiar names in his heart.
At the same time, numerous familiar figures that were heroic and tragic flashed past his mind.
The reason he was able to survive during the calamity the Seven Star Sword Sect faced was entirely because of these people laying down their lives… If they didn’t shed their blood and lay down their lives in that battle, it would have been impossible for him to survive.
A debt of blood must be repaid with blood!
Under his extreme rage, Duan Ling Tian’s legs suddenly stomped onto the ground as he propelled himself up.
Instantly, the ground was stomped apart by him, causing numerous cracks to seem to form a spider web as they ceaselessly spread towards the surroundings, and they spread for over 10 meters before slowing and stopping.
“Big Brother Duan…” As she looked at the savage cracks on the ground, Feng Tian Wu was able to sense Duan Ling Tian’s feelings of rage, and she didn’t say anything before silently soaring into the sky and following by Duan Ling Tian’s side.
“Duan Ling Tian, come up onto Elder Peng’s back with your friend, Elder Peng’s speed is faster than…” Qin Xiang spoke out to notify Duan Ling Tian and Feng Tian Wu, and she originally wanted to say that Elder Peng’s speed was faster than them, but she was dumbstruck when Duan Ling Tian’s figure instantly vanished before her.
“So fast!” Mo Yu couldn’t help but cry out with shock.
On the other hand, the sharp eyes of the Roc looked at the direction Duan Ling Tian left towards while revealing traces of astonishment.
“Hiss~” Qin Xiang couldn’t help but gasp. Never had she imagined that Duan Ling Tian’s speed would be so swift, and he seemed to be even faster than Elder Peng.
“Could it be that he has already broken through to the seventh level of the Void Initiation Stage?” This thought had only just arisen within Qin Xiang’s heart when it was suppressed down by her after a short while, and she felt that her thinking at this moment was too absurd.
In next to no time, the red clothed young woman followed Duan Ling Tian and vanished before Qin Xiang’s eyes, causing Qin Xiang expression to turn to shock once more. “The speed of this friend of Duan Ling Tian’s isn’t inferior to Elder Peng as well? Could it be that I’ve really become old, and I’m seeing things?”
“What a swift speed.” Mo Yu cried out in shock once more. Never had he imagined that the red clothed young woman that looked to be five or six years younger than him would actually possess such a swift speed.
In the blink of an eye, she’d vanished within his field of vision.
The Roc’s fierce eyes revealed traces of disbelief at this moment, and his wings that seemed like clouds that covered the sky shook before he flew swiftly to follow up to Duan Ling Tian and Feng Tian Wu.
After they passed through the vast clouds and mist and arrived even higher in the sky, an enormous sword appeared before the Roc, and it caused the pupils of the Roc to constrict.
“That’s…” As she looked at the enormous sword that floated in the horizon and especially when she felt the suffocating aura that was faintly emitted from it, Qin Xiang’s expression went pale.
Because of his cultivation being low, Mo Yu’s lost of composure was even worse than Qin Xiang. He was directly pressed down onto the back of the Roc by the aura emitted from the enormous sword, and he was unable to catch his breath.
Right when the Roc’s body stopped in midair, and he looked nervously at the enormous sword with Qin Xiang.
“Elder Peng, come up.” A familiar voice entered into his ears.