Chapter 1022: The Sword Saint’s Message
Translator: EndlessFantasy Translation Editor: EndlessFantasy Translation
Duan Ling Tian’s eyes narrowed when he saw the sentence inscribed on the wall before his eyes. “This Feng Qian Yang’s so daring… He calls himself a Sword Saint!”
In Duan Ling Tian’s opinion, a person who dared to call himself a Saint had to be someone powerful.
A person who called himself that must have a deep understanding of the Sword Dao.
“If it was Feng Qing Yan who left behind the word ‘Sword’ that seemed to have an enchantment on it… He truly deserved and lived up to the Sword Saint title!” Duan Ling Tian mumbled to himself as he looked at the five-words inscription before his eyes.
After all, the word ‘Sword’ that seemed to be so simple allowed him to instantly comprehend the Fifth Level Advanced Sword Concept. Moreover, it even aided him to cultivate the heaven rank advanced sword skill, Nine Dragon’s Radiant Flash, to the Perfection Stage. It also helped him to merge the Nine Dragon’s Radiant Flash and Nine-Tribulation Sword Control Technique.
Although the word looked simple on the surface, he knew very well that each and every stroke contained the theory of swords.
‘Perhaps only a Sword Cultivator powerhouse who has a certain understanding on Sword Dao would be able to carve such a word,’ Duan Ling Tian thought to himself.
Soon after, Duan Ling Tian snapped out of his thoughts and looked up. He began to read the words above the inscription.
The words were left by the same person who left the inscription behind.
‘Before I ascended, I left the Dao Martial Saint Land as a Saint and traveled the sea. I’ve been to continents led by Mortal Stage Dao Cultivator as well as Mortal Continents that are led by a Mortal Stage Dao Cultivator and a Mortal Stage Martial Cultivator.
‘I ended my journey in Cloud Continent, a Mortal Continent that’s led by a Mortal Stage Martial Cultivator.
‘I’ve left my lifelong comprehension on the Sword Dao in the three Mortal Continents for the fated ones.
‘If anyone can comprehend half of what I’ve comprehended, he’ll definitely ascend to the Heaven and become an immortal if he travels to Dao Martial Saint Land!’
The paragraph ended here with the inscription below.
‘Sword Saint, Feng Qing Yang.’
“It’s really him who left behind the word ‘Sword’!” Although Duan Ling Tian was mentally prepared, he still could not help but gasp.
That mysterious word ‘Sword’ contained the Sword Saint Feng Qing Yang’s comprehension that he left behind. It was his lifelong comprehension of the Sword Dao.
It was no surprise it helped Duan Ling Tian raise five levels of his Sword Concept!
“Also… This Feng Tian Yang called himself a Saint from some Dao Martial Saint Land! Furthermore, he said he had been to three Mortal Continents, and Cloud Continent is one of them.”
“Cloud Continent is a Mortal Continent?” Duan Ling Tian frowned, confused. “Based on his words… It seems like he had been to the other two Mortal Continents that are similar to Cloud Continent.”
“It seems like this world… is much bigger than I’d imagined!” Duan Ling Tian took a deep breath and tried his best to calm his emotion.
“According to the Rebirth Martial Emperor’s memory, Cloud Continent’s surrounded by endless ocean. Even the Rebirth Martial Emperor himself had a difficult time exploring further…”
‘Coupled with Sword Saint Feng Qing Yang’s message… Cloud Continent’s most probably just the tip of the iceberg in this world!’ Duan Ling Tian’s breath quickened when he thought about this.
“Although the ocean seems endless, there are another two Mortal Continents similar to Cloud Continent, excluding Dao Martial Land and Cloud Continent.”
“Mortal Continent? Mortal Stage Martial Cultivator? Mortal Stage Dao Cultivator?” Duan Ling Tian looked confused as he speculated.
He understood that Martial Cultivator meant martial artist.
He had heard of Dao Cultivator from the black-clad middle-aged man when he had talked about modifying Zhao Ming into some Human Puppet.
The black-clad middle-aged man told him about the origin of the talisman he possessed.
It was only at that time he realized the three talismans his miserly father left for him were some Dao Talismans that were inscribed by some Saint Rudiment Stage Dao Cultivator.
‘The black-clad middle-aged man isn’t from Cloud Continent… Moreover, he also called me a Mortal Stage Martial Cultivator! Could it be he’s from that Dao Martial Saint Land just like the Sword Saint Feng Qing Yan?’ Duan Ling Tian thought to himself as he speculated further.
“What Mortal Stage Martial Cultivator, Mortal Stage Dao Cultivator, Saint Rudiment Stage Dao Cultivator, Human Puppet… And also what Mortal Continent, Dao Martial Saint Land, ascend the Heaven and become an immortal… Confusing! This is too confusing!”
Duan Ling Tian’s head was aching from his own speculation. He found it difficult to sort out all the information.
“Forget about it, I won’t dwell on it for now! As long as my ability increases, I’ll naturally be able to understand everything in time… At that time, everything will be crystal clear to me.” One must say Duan Ling Tian was really straightforward, he easily forgot the matter as soon as he decided to stop thinking about all the information that confused him.
“However, there’s one thing I’m certain of… The person who left behind these words and the gigantic word ‘Sword’ is extremely powerful… So powerful to the point I can hardly imagine it!” Duan Ling Tian was certain of that.
Now that Duan Ling Tian finally felt at ease, he left the wall and returned to Feng Tian Wu and Xiong Quan’s side.
“Hmm?” His attention immediately focused on Xiong Quan.
Presently, the Sword Concept in Xiong Quan’s body was emitting a ferocious aura that shot up into the sky.
However, there were no changes above his head in the two hundred ancient horned dragons’ silhouettes in the Heaven and Earth Phenomenon formed from his Heaven and Earth Energy.
‘Seems like Xiong Quan’s current condition is similar to the second time I immersed myself in the word. It didn’t help me to break through at all! The only obvious and major breakthrough is from the first time I looked at the word,’ Duan Ling Tian thought to himself.
Naturally, that did not mean it was redundant to look at the word again, it was just that the changes were not as significant compared to the first time.
Although Duan Ling Tian’s Sword Concept did not break through the second time he looked at the word, the word had taught him many things.
It was just the information was vague, and it was currently difficult for him to comprehend.
He had a strong feeling if he could comprehend the vague and difficult information, his Sword Concept would rise to a higher level. At that time, it would not just ascend one or two levels.
‘The word ‘Sword’ is definitely more amazing than the Sword Concept Fragment! No! Even the Sword Profundity Fragment would not be a big help to a Sword Cultivator compared to the word.’ The thought suddenly appeared in Duan Ling Tian’s mind.
“This remote canyon… is indeed a heaven for a Sword Cultivator!” Duan Ling Tian looked around the canyon as he mumbled to himself. He discovered the entire canyon was located deep in the mountain range If one was to look up, one would only be able to see tiny gaps formed by leaves from the trees in the forest.
The canyon’s light source came from those tiny gaps.
“I definitely wouldn’t be able to discover this canyon even if I’m flying unless I do a comprehensive search with my Spiritual Energy.”
Naturally, if Duan Ling Tian really passed by the area without knowing what was hidden in there, he definitely would not use his Spiritual Energy to perform a comprehensive search.
It was just one corner out of one of the countless remote mountain ranges in the Azure Forest Imperial Kingdom. Nobody would notice it.
If it was not because of the fact that Xiong Quan’s hometown was located here, it was very unlikely Duan Ling Tian would take the initiative to come here.
‘On the surface, it seems like the only way to enter and exit this canyon is by flying. The single-line sky is the only entrance, but it’s hidden by the forest. If Xiong Quan didn’t lead the way, I wouldn’t have noticed the canyon’s existence even if I passed by.’ Duan Ling Tian could not help but feel fortunate when he thought about this.
He did not think he would encounter something so amazing during his visit to fix Xiong Quan’s Dantian.
“I’m afraid nothing compares to the word ‘Sword’ on the canyon wall, it’s even more valuable than all the encounters I had added together!” Duan Ling Tian had no doubts about that.
Naturally, the reason he came to that conclusion was due to the message Sword Saint Feng Qing Yang left behind.
Although Feng Qian Yang’s message was short, each and every word indirectly revealed how powerful he was.
“If Feng Qing Yang wasn’t boasting… There’s a high possibility he might be the most powerful person in the Dao Martial Saint Land in the past!”
‘Otherwise, he wouldn’t say something like ‘If anyone could comprehend half of what I had comprehended, he would definitely be able to ascend the Heaven and become an immortal if he travels to the Dao Martial Saint Land!” Duan Ling Tian thought to himself.
A loud bang suddenly sounded and snapped Duan Ling Tian out of his thoughts.
He looked at the source of the explosion.
Coincidentally, it happened to be near where Feng Tian Wu was standing.
The sword-shaped flame shrouding her body was still burning. The ferocious aura from the flame continued to rise.
“This aura…” Duan Ling Tian could not help but narrow his eyes.
What did he see?
At this very moment, he could clearly sense through the Spiritual Energy he extended that the Sword Concept in Feng Tian Wu’s sword-shaped flame had ascended from the Elementary Sword Concept to the Intermediate Sword Concept.
Moreover, it was not the usual Intermediate Sword Concept.
“Seventh Level Intermediate Sword Concept!” Duan Ling Tian lifted his head instinctively to look at the Heaven and Earth Phenomenon above Feng Tian Wu’s head.
There were eighty ancient horned dragons’ silhouettes hovering next to the one thousand ancient horned dragons’ silhouettes. They descended in a life-like manner.
Her Sword Concept was equivalent to eighty ancient horned dragons’ strength…
It was indeed the Seventh Level Intermediate Sword Concept!