Chapter 1025: Returning to the Canyon
Translator: EndlessFantasy Translation Editor: EndlessFantasy Translation
Let’s not talk about whether a Quasi Royal Grade Spirit Weapon Spatial Ring would be able to accommodate the mountain or not, even if it could contain it, Duan Ling Tian did not have any Quasi Royal Grade Spirit Weapon Spatial Ring with him at the moment.
Only a Quasi Royal Grade weapon craftsman could craft a Quasi Royal Grade Spirit Weapon Spatial Ring.
He would have to wait until his cultivation base reached the Martial Emperor Stage before he could become a Royal Grade weapon craftsman so he could use his Origin Energy to solidify the Royal Grade Pill Fire.
“Of course, there are a few Quasi Royal Grade Spirit Weapon Spatial Rings in the Great Treasure the Rebirth Martial Emperor left behind.” Duan Ling Tian, who had ransacked the entire memory of the Rebirth Martial Emperor, knew this. “However, why is this part of the mountain that’s inscribed with the word ‘Sword’ so much stronger than the other half of the mountain? I didn’t sense any Inscription Formation’s aura or fluctuations from it. This is weird…” Duan Ling Tian casually struck the other side of the mountain and left a deep crack in it. It was as easy as cutting a tofu.
However, the other half mountain that was carved with the word ‘Sword’ seemed like it had been bestowed with some sort of enchantment that made it extremely difficult to destroy. At the very least, it was difficult for the current Duan Ling Tian to destroy.
“It seems like this has something to do with Feng Qing Yang who left behind the word ‘Sword’,” Duan Ling Tian muttered to himself as he came to this conclusion.
“Fine, I’ll just leave it here then.” Duan Ling Tian sighed helplessly as he muttered to himself, “When there’s a need, I’ll come back and take a look at the word ‘Sword’ again to comprehend the Sword Art knowledge in the future.”
At this moment, Feng Tian Wu let out a faint sigh when she realized what was happening. “What a pity.”
Unlike Feng Tian Wu, Xiong Quan was almost scared to death from seeing the Heaven and Earth Phenomenon above Duan Ling Tian.
“Y-Young Master…” After a moment, he finally called out to Duan Ling Tian. However, he was at a loss for words.
The 3,500 silhouettes of ancient horned dragons above Duan Ling Tian’s head had almost filled up half of the sky above the canyon. Xiong Quan’s eyes narrowed when he saw this, he was so consumed by astonishment.
It did not cross his mind the young man who did not even make it into the Nascent Soul Stage had come to possess such a horrifying cultivation base in less than a decade. He could only admire him now.
“Xiong Quan, no matter what my strength is now, I’m still your Young Master. This will never change.” As though he had seen through the bitterness and inferiority in Xiong Quan’s eyes, Duan Ling Tian let out a warm smile that made people feel like they were being enveloped in a spring breeze.
“Young Master!” The moment Xiong Quan heard this, his eyes gleamed with excitement, and his face that was covered with stubbles flushed ruddily.
“Moreover, you’ll eventually possess the strength I currently have if you follow me to explore the world. It’s only a matter of time before you become stronger than the current me,” Duan Ling Tian added.
The moment Xiong Quan heard Duan Ling Tian’s words, his breathing quickened. It took a while before he could regulate his breathing. With a face filled with disbelief, he asked, “Y- Young Master, can I really?”
Although his Sword Concept attainment had risen to quite an impressive level with the help of that mysterious word ‘Sword’ on the mountain wall, not mentioning the fact he was also confident he would be able to comprehend a higher level of Sword Concept in the future, it was still limited to comprehension only.
His innate talent that was not particularly strong had indirectly become a shackle that limited the progress of his cultivation base.
“Xiong Quan, are you doubting my words?” Duan Ling Tian asked as he narrowed his eyes, a faint smile playing on his lips.
“I-I dare not.” Xiong Quan quickly lowered his head in fear angering Duan Ling Tian.
“It’s alright. Let us head back.” After Duan Ling Tian cast another longing look toward the word ‘Sword’ on the mountain wall, he motioned to Feng Tian Wu and Xiong Quan to leave the remote canyon.
After leaving the single-line sky entrance, Xiong Quan began to rearrange the bushes outside so that it completely blocked the entrance to the canyon.
“Apart from you, only Er Hu knows about this place?” Duan Ling Tian looked at Xiong Quan, he wanted to reconfirm the situation again.
“Yes,” Xiong Quan replied respectfully before he continued, “I’ve told Er Hu he’s not allowed to tell another person about this place. Even his parents don’t know about this matter.”
“Alright.” Duan Ling Tian nodded as he heaved a sigh of relief.
Presently, only him, Feng Tian Wu, Xiong Quan, and Er Hu knew about this place. As long as they did not spread the news about this place to another person, there would never be a fifth person.
“Let’s go back.” Duan Ling Tian motioned before he returned to Xiong Family Village with the two of them.
“Big Brother Duan.” Halfway through the journey, Feng Tian Wu asked Duan Ling Tian through her Voice Transmission, “Earlier, you said Xiong Quan will eventually be able to possess strength that’s on par with the current you or even surpasses you. Do you mean… after he has comprehended the Sword Profundity?”
“Of course not.” Duan Ling Tian shook his head and replied with a solemn face through his Voice Transmission, “I’ll try my best to help him possess strength similar to my current level before he comprehends the Sword Profundity!”
“Is that even possible?” Feng Tian Wu was shocked by his words. “Although Xiong Quan’s attainments in the Sword Art is not low with the help of the Sword Art knowledge contained in the word ‘Sword’, that’s only limited to his Sword Concept or Profundity, right? B-But his cultivation base… Let’s put aside the fact that his Dantian has just recovered, and he still needs quite a period of time before he’ll return to how he used to be. Even if he really manages to recover his previous cultivation base, I’m afraid it’ll still be difficult for him to achieve great accomplishments with his innate talent.”
“Even if he uses spirit fruits to help him, the effect won’t be apparent due to his innate talent that’s not particularly strong!” Feng Tian Wu continued.
The reason she said that was not because she looked down on Xiong Quan. She was just stating her opinion.
“Tian Wu, have you heard of meridians cleansing and rebirth? Although a person’s innate talent is gifted the moment he’s born, circumstances can change if he has a fortuitous encounter.” Duan Ling Tian smiled.
Just take him as an example. He possessed quite a good innate talent, but when he consumed a sufficient amount of 10,000 Years Stalactite Milk in the stalactite cave next to the highest peak of the Seven Star Sword Sect’s Megrez Peak, his talent was immediately enhanced and raised to the limit a Cloud Continent martial artist could reach.
Put aside the 10,000 Years Stalactite Milk, take Ye Xuan, the Miss Ye he encountered at Driftcloud Town in the eastern district of the northern desert, as an example.
Ye Xuan’s original innate talent was not high as well. However, after he had merged his Origin Energy and his Spiritual Energy in her body and used an exclusive technique he found in the Rebirth Martial Emperor’s memory on her, her innate talent had undergone an earth-shattering change.
Although a person who used meridians cleansing did not have a greater cultivation base improvement compared to a person who consumed the 10,000 Years Stalactite Milk to reborn, there was not much of a difference between the two.
“Meridians cleansing? Rebirth?” Feng Tian Wu immediately narrowed her eyes when she heard Duan Ling Tian’s words.
She was no stranger to these two terms.
However, it was extremely difficult to accomplish them!
After all, an item that could help a person perform meridians cleansing and allow him to be reborn was one of the most valuable and rare treasures in Cloud Continent. The chances to find the treasure was extremely slim.
“Could it be Big Brother Duan has such a treasure?” Feng Tian Wu could not help but speculate. The more she contemplated, the more certain she became.
During their journey, Big Brother Duan encountered so many miracles that she was already used to it.
However, what she did not know was Duan Ling Tian did not have any treasure.
‘As long as I use that exclusive technique I found in the Rebirth Martial Emperor’s memory to help Xiong Quan cleanse his meridians and raise his innate talent, he’ll be able to regain the cultivation base he had in his prime! In the future, I’ll find some spirit fruits for him. At that time, his cultivation base will rise quickly.’ Duan Ling Tian thought to himself during his journey back to the Xiong Family Village.
Xiong Quan had comprehended the Void Transformation Concept. As long as his innate ability could catch up, with the aid from the spirit fruits, his cultivation base would definitely rise to the Void Transformation Stage without any limit.
Once they returned to Xiong Family Village, Duan Ling Tian and Feng Tian Wu were treated as guests of honor, and they were treated with warm hospitality.
In the next few days, the two of them stayed at the village.
If Xiong Quan wanted to leave, there was no doubt he would have to inform the other people in the village first. Duan Ling Tian and Feng Tian Wu were waiting for him to finish informing them so they could leave together.
“Uncle Xiong Quan, are you really going to leave?” The moment Er Hu heard Xiong Quan was going to leave, tears immediately filled the eyes of the boy who had grown up. However, this sturdy teenager would revert to a child in front of Xiong Quan.
“Er Hu, after I leave, the responsibility of protecting the village will be handed over to you!” Xiong Quan said with a grin as he patted Er Hu’s shoulder. “Er Hu, Big Brother Ling Tian will leave behind a set of cultivation method and a few other sets of martial skills for you… Both the cultivation method and martial skills belong to the sword cultivation method.”
Duan Ling Tian looked at E Hu and smiled. “Apart from that, I’ll also leave behind the medicinal pill you’ll need during cultivation. When you break through to the Void Prying Stage, go look at the word ‘Sword’ at that canyon and comprehend the Sword Art’s wisdom and true essence.”
When he arrived at this part of the sentence, the smile vanished from Duan Ling Tian’s face and was replaced with a solemn expression. “However, you have to remember you can’t tell anyone else about that place! Otherwise, someone might kill you to keep that place a secret once they find out about the place,” Duan Ling Tian warned.
“Big Brother Ling Tian, I won’t tell anyone else.” Er Hu gave his word with a solemn face.
After giving the cultivation techniques, martial skills, medicinal pills, and some spirit weapons that Duan Ling Tian casually refined to Er Hu, he brought Feng Tian Wu and Xiong Quan away with him.
They did not bid goodbye the other villagers and chose to quietly leave instead.
After leaving the Xiong Family Village, they did not leave the surrounding mountains, but they returned to the canyon again.
“I don’t know when we’ll be back again once we leave. Let’s obtain more Sword Art knowledge from the word ‘Sword’ as much as we possibly can. Carve the Sword Art knowledge in our minds so we can slowly study it after we leave. As long as we’re able to comprehend it, our strength will surely ascend to the next level!” Duan Ling Tian told Feng Tian Wu and Xiong Quan.