Chapter 1011: Consuming the Immortal Spirit Herb
Translator: EndlessFantasy Translation Editor: EndlessFantasy Translation
“Yes.” Duan Ling Tian nodded in response to the Seven Star Sword Sect’s inner court disciple’s question.
“No wonder… Senior Brother Hu Li’s usually in Phecda Hall. He’s currently the substitute Peak Master of our Seven Star Sword Sect’s Phecda Peak,” the inner court disciple said.
‘Phecda Peak? Substitute Peak Master?’
Duan Ling Tian was stunned since he did not expect something like that to happen.
‘He has become the Phecda Peak’s substitute Peak Master… Hu Li’s current ability should be at least at the Void Initiation.’ Duan Ling Tian was inwardly surprised and thought it was a little unbelievable.
He was aware of Hu Li’s talent. Although it was good, it was quite difficult to be able to break through to Void Initiation in just a few years.
‘Perhaps… Hu Li had some encounters as well in this few years,’ Duan Ling Tian thought to himself.
Duan Ling Tian was filled with curiosity as he approached Phecda Hall. He could see many Seven Star Sword Sect’s inner disciples standing around as they looked in Phecda Hall’s direction from afar.
‘Whoosh! Whoosh! Whoosh! Whoosh! Whoosh! ‘
As Duan Ling Tian drew closer to Phecda Hall, he could faintly hear the sound of wind whistling. He then realized the sound came from a silhouette that was continuously changing its form at a lightning speed.
“Senior Brother Hu Li’s so powerful!”
“Of course! If he’s not powerful, how could he become our Seven Star Sword Sect’s Phecda Peak’s substitute Peak Master?”
“I heard Senior Brother Hu Li severed his leg in our Seven Star Sword Sect…”
“That’s right… Back then, it was Senior Brother Duan Ling Tian who personally avenged Senior Brother Hu Li when his leg was severed at our Seven Star Sword Sect! I heard about this from a few Senior Brothers and Senior Sisters.”
“What?! Senior Brother Duan Ling Tian? Isn’t he a legend in our Seven Star Sword Sect? He’s not even thirty years old, but he’s the most powerful person in our Seven Star Sword Sect.”
A group of Seven Star Sword Sect’s inner court disciples standing near Phecda Hall discussed among themselves.
They were discussing Hu Li when the topic changed to Duan Ling Tian. There was a hint of admiration in their tone.
One would wonder how they would react if they knew the legend they were discussing was near them.
Naturally, Duan Ling Tian’s attention was focused on the lightning fast silhouette, and he completely ignored the Seven Star Sword Sect’s discussion.
The silhouette gave him a sense of familiarity as though he knew this person.
It was a young man who was just above thirty years old with a determined expression on his face. Although many years had passed, Duan Ling Tian could still see the familiarity in his features.
He recognized the young man with just a glance.
It was Hu Li!
Although Hu Li’s leg was severed, the speed of movement of his single leg was not any slower than those who possessed two legs. In fact, he was faster than them.
All of a sudden, Hu Li accelerated as though he had transformed into a bolt of lightning before Duan Ling Tian’s eyes.
Hu Li looked like he was about to fall when his body tilted in the direction of his one remaining leg.
However, he began to move just when it seemed like he was falling to the ground.
He extended both his arms that were intertwined with Origin Energy and waves of green energy and slammed them on the ground. It created two deafening sound of explosions.
In the next second, Hu Li used the ground as leverage, and his body shot out like an arrow toward a wall on the side.
A loud explosion sounded.
Hu Li’s remaining leg that was intertwined with purple Origin Energy shot out like a cannon and landed hard on the wall.
All of a sudden, numerous cracks appeared around his leg that was at the center. The cracks were spreading in every direction as though it was forming a giant spider web.
The rumbling Heaven and Earth Energy above the sky finally formed the Heaven and Earth Phenomenon.
Ten ancient horned dragons’ silhouettes appeared and descended. They looked extremely life-like.
“Void Initiation? Fourth Level Elementary Wind Concept?” Duan Ling Tian was shocked to see this.
Although he had already guessed Hu Li’s cultivation base had broken through to Void Initiation, he was still shocked when he witnessed it with his own eyes.
Soon after, Hu Li returned to the outside of Phecda Hall. Although his rather muscular body was only left with one leg to support him, he was as stable as Mount Tai.
Duan Ling Tian frowned and subsequently walked toward Hu Li.
The Seven Star Sword Sect’s inner court disciples in the surroundings were stunned as they watched Duan Ling Tian leave.
“What is this fellow trying to do?”
“Doesn’t he know Senior Brother usually hates it when people disturb him when he’s cultivating?”
The Seven Star Sword Sect’s inner court disciples looked at each other, many of them thought Duan Ling Tian was just a fool who wanted to ask Hu Li for advice.
There was a hint of mockery on their faces.
It was as though the could already see Duan Ling Tian being rebuked by Hu Li.
However, the mockery on their faces soon vanished and was replaced by disbelief.
Although Hu Li was quite a distance away, they could clearly see the excitement on Hu Li’s face when he saw this inner court disciple.
Soon after, Hu Li nodded seemingly without any reason and walked into Phecda Hall together with the inner court disciple after he looked at the other inner court disciples. They vanished just like that before everyone’s eyes.
“Who’s that person?”
“I’ve no idea… Is there such a person in our Seven Star Sword Sect?”
“Senior Brother Hu Li seemed excited… Could it be Senior Brother Hu Li’s relative?”
The group of Seven Star Sword Sect’s inner court disciples could not help but speculate among themselves.
Two silhouettes had just arrived in Phecda Hall.
“Haha… Duan Ling Tian, it’s been a while!” Hu Li gave Duan Ling Tian a bear hug with excitement written all over his face.
Duan Ling Tian returned the bear hug with a charming smile on his face. “Yes, it’s been a while.”
“Although we haven’t seen each other for years, your name has spread all over Azure Forest Imperial Kingdom! No, it should be the entire Darkhan Dynasty,” Hu Li said as he smiled.
It was obvious he knew about Duan Ling Tian winning first place in the Darkhan Dynasty’s Martial Competition and becoming the most powerful young man in the current Darkhan Dynasty.
“You found out about this real quick.” Duan Ling Tian smiled as he shook his head.
“Throughout the years, I thought I would be able to catch up to you if I immersed myself in cultivation at home… In the end, I realized there’s no way I could compare to you. Everything you do is considered earth-shaking.” Hu Li sighed.
In the past, he had always considered Duan Ling Tian as his goal. That was the reason he was diligent in his cultivation, and how he achieved what he had today.
However, he did not expect just when he thought he was catching up to Duan Ling Tian, shocking news arrived at Clarity City one after another. It arrived at the Hu Clan Estate and entered his ears.
Duan Ling Tian single-handedly defeated the senior officials from Azure Forest Tri-Sect and avenged the Seven Star Sword Sect.
Subsequently, he helped Seven Star Sword Sect’s new Sect Leader, Mo Yu, in rebuilding the Seven Star Sword Sect!
“When I heard about the fall of Seven Star Sword Sect back then, I tried asking around about you but I didn’t find anything… I didn’t expect you to quietly surprise me like this,” Hu Li exclaimed.
“I returned to the sect after I found out you destroyed Azure Forest Tri-Sect and rebuilt Seven Star Sword Sect, hoping to contribute to the sect… Unfortunately, you’ve left when I returned.” Hu Li smiled sincerely as he said, “But it’s not too late for you to return now… Today you must drink with me until you’re drunk!”
Duan Ling Tian shook his head and said, “There’s no rush.”
“My visit to the Seven Star Sword Sect this time is mainly because you,” Duan Ling Tian said while he looked at Hu Li’s severed leg.
“You’re here for me?” Hu Li was stunned. “How did you know I’m here? You’ve been to Clarity City?”
“That’s right.” Duan Ling Tian nodded. “I went to your Hu Clan Estate and found out you’ve returned to the Seven Star Sword Sect so I came here immediately… I came back only for you, I don’t plan on letting anyone else know about this.”
“No wonder you wouldn’t let me call out your name in public earlier.” Hu Li was stunned.
“Hu Li, take this.” Duan Ling Tian lifted his arm, and an herb sparkling with a green glow appeared in his hand. He casually plucked a leaf and passed it to Hu Li.
“What’s this?” It was Hu Li’s first time seeing a glowing herb. He could not help but widen his eyes in surprise when he saw it.
Although he had no idea what that thing was, his instinct told him it was not something ordinary.
“This is an herb that will help your severed leg grow back,” Duan Ling Tian said as he smiled.
The way Duan Ling Tian spoke was casual, but it was as though a bolt of lightning had struck Hu Li’s ears when he heard it. He could not let go of Duan Ling Tian’s words until it was proven to be true.
“This leaf… can grow my leg back?” There was shock written on Hu Li’s face. Although he did not doubt Duan Ling Tian’s words, it was just too unbelievable.
Naturally, Duan Ling Tian saw the disbelief on Hu Li’s face so he said, “Let’s give it a try… First, you remove the scar on your severed leg and consume this leaf from the Immortal Spirit Herb. You’ll find out whether what I said is true or not.”
Hu Li took a deep breath and suppressed his excitement. As he lifted his arm, the surrounding green Origin Energy transformed into a blade. He instantly removed the scar on his severed leg.
“Hmph!” Hu Li groaned in pain and sweat dripped from his forehead as fresh blood spurted out.
Subsequently, he shoved the leaf sparkling with a green glow into his mouth and swallowed after chewing it.
Soon after, Hu Li’s body suddenly emitted a green glow. The green glow surrounded his body as though it was alive.
After a while, the green glow on his body began to gather around his severed leg before it converged at his wound.
“How are you feeling?” Duan Ling Tian asked when he saw that.
“It’s a little itchy.” When the green glow gathered at his wound, Hu Li felt the pain fading away replaced by a numb and itching sensation that came from the wound.
It was as though there were hundreds of thousands of ants crawling around, he could barely endure it.