Chapter 1054: Ruo Shui River
Translator: EndlessFantasy Translation Editor: EndlessFantasy Translation
“Uncle, he’s just Duan Ling Tian. Can’t you kill him? Back then, he became famous through the Martial Competition of the Ten Dynasties organized by us, the Skywolf Fort. However, he turned around to join the Blade Sect. Damn it!” Luo Jin did not expect the person who ruined his cultivation was Duan Ling Tian. He could not help but immediately gnash his teeth in anger.
Duan Ling Tian was no stranger to him.
“Naturally, I want to kill him as well! However, you are just aware of one aspect of this matter and are ignorant of the other… The reason for this is a long story. All in all, all of you have to treat what happened today as if it did not happen.” Luo Fu also felt depressed in his heart, but he was worried about the hidden powerhouse supporting Duan Ling Tian. It was because of that powerhouse that he did not attack Duan Ling Tian.
In his opinion, that powerhouse’s strength had to be comparable to the North Nether Sect’s Martial Monarch powerhouse. In fact, he was probably a Martial Monarch powerhouse too.
Even the entire Skywolf Fort was no match for that.
After Luo Fu finished saying that, he turned and flew off without waiting for a reply from Luo Jin and the two Skywolf Fort’s elders. In just a blink of an eye, he disappeared before Luo Jin and the others’ eyes as though he was never there to begin with.
“Haih.” The two Skywolf Fort’s elders sighed as they looked at each other and left as well.
Even the Vice Fort Master could not avenge them, they would not be able to take revenge on their own.
Only Luo Jin was left.
“Treat this as if it did not happen?” Luo Fu’s word before he left echoed in Luo Jin’s mind. His face was gloomy and bitter. “Impossible! Even if I have to return to that man’s family and use his commitment to me… I still won’t let Duan Ling Tian go!”
“I, Luo Jin, will risk everything… to let you, Duan Ling Tian, die without a burial place!” Luo Jin muttered. A terrifying coldness gleamed in his eyes as though he wanted to devour everyone.
Naturally, Duan Ling Tian was not aware of all that.
All the way up in the north, Duan Ling Tian had arrived at the northern district of the northern desert.
This was the region where North Nether Sect was the strongest.
Soon after, Duan Ling Tian arrived in the last city of the northern district of the northern desert. He kept searching for maps relevant to the Cloud Continent.
Inside the city, in a bookstore.
“Shopkeeper, the area your map covers is too small. Do you have any map that covers a larger area?” Duan Ling Tian asked the shopkeeper of the bookstore.
“Mister, this is the biggest map I have in store.” The shopkeeper smiled bitterly.
Duan Ling Tian felt disappointed when he heard the shopkeeper’s words. He turned around and walked out, ready to meet Xiong Quan who was waiting for him outside the city so they could continue heading north.
“Mister!” When Duan Ling Tian was about to cross the threshold of the bookstore’s entrance, he heard a voice calling out to him from behind.
“En?” Duan Ling Tian came to a halt and looked at the source of the voice. It was the shopkeeper who had stopped him. He curiously asked, “Is there anything else, shopkeeper?”
“Mister, I heard some time ago that the Second Elder from Zeng Family had obtained a map that covers the Ruo Shui River… Maybe you can go to him,” the shopkeeper said.
Ruo Shui River?
Duan Ling Tian’s eyes brightened.
Naturally, he was no stranger to Ruo Shui River.
It was the river that separated the Cloud Continent to the Outer Land and the Inner Land. The Inner Land was also known as the central area of Cloud Continent.
There were many powerhouses, and Void Transformation martial artists were everywhere. Void Interpretation martial artists were as common as dogs.
In that place, second-rate forces were nothing, let alone third-rate forces.
Third-rate forces served as cannon fodders there. They were not even worth mentioning!
“In my memory… The Rebirth Martial Emperor hid the great treasure in the Inner Land by the Ruo Shui River. If I know the specific location of Ruo Shui River and my current position, it shouldn’t be hard to find the great treasure left behind by the Rebirth Martial Emperor.” Duan Ling Tian was moved.
“Shopkeeper, that Zeng family is from this city?” Duan Ling Tian asked.
“Yes.” The shopkeeper nodded. “However, as the top Inscription Master of this city, Second Elder of Zeng family has a weird temperament… I’m afraid it’s not going to be easy to get the map from him.”
A sneer hung on the corner of Duan Ling Tian’s mouth.
After Duan Ling Tian left the bookstore, he followed the shopkeeper’s instruction and successfully arrived at the entrance of the Zeng family’s estate.
Zeng family was considered one of the top family in this city.
According to the rumor, there was a Ninth Level Void Transformation martial artist in the family. That person’s strength was only second to most of the third-rate forces in the northern desert.
“I’m looking for Zeng Wei.”
In front of the entrance to the Zeng family’s estate, Duan Ling Tian was unsurprisingly stopped by some Zeng family’s disciples. He was not annoyed. He merely stated his intention with a faint smile on his face.
Zeng Wei was the Second Elder of Zeng Family.
“Looking for the Second Elder? Who are you? Our Second Elder usually doesn’t meet guests.” One of the Zeng family’s disciples looked at Duan Ling Tian cautiously.
“You mean outsiders? I’m different… I’m a friend of your Second Elder,” Duan Ling Tian said with a grin. He was prepared for this.
A good friend?
After Duan Ling Tian said that, a few of the Zeng family’s disciples sized Duan Ling Tian up before their faces changed. “Presumptuous! How could a youngster like you be friends with the Second Elder.”
“Get lost! Trying to trick the Zeng family… you really don’t know what’s good for you!”
“Hurry up and leave before you cross the point of no return!”
The few Zeng family’s disciples looked at Duan Ling Tian warily as though they were facing a formidable enemy.
“What? You don’t believe I am a friend of your Second Elder?” Duan Ling Tian narrowed his eyes. When he raised his hands, he retrieved a dozen mid-grade Origin Stones and began inscribing Inscriptions on it. His movements were very elegant.
“He… He’s inscribing Inscription?” A few Zeng family’s disciples were shocked.
They were still in shock when they realized the purple-clad youth before them had waved his arm and sent the mid-grade Origin Stones flying toward them.
“Oh, no!” The expression on their faces changed drastically.
The moment when they saw the Origin Stones fall by their feet, they saw a flash before their eyes. It was as though they were transported to another dimension where they could not see anything.
They did not know how much time had passed when they saw another flash, and they discovered they were back at the entrance of the Zeng Family’s estate.
“What happened?” They stared at each other. For a time, they could not react to what had just happened.
“Oh, no! That purple-clad young man is gone.”
“He didn’t break in, did he?”
“No! We must hurry and report this to the patriarch.” Three of the Zeng family’s disciples acted as though they had encountered a formidable enemy.
“We don’t have to go.” The remaining Zeng family’s disciple shook his head and stopped the three disciples. “That person should be a friend of the Second Elder.”
“En?” The three disciples heard his words and looked at him with a puzzled expression. “How do you know that?”
“You all know that I usually study the art of Inscription…Although my attainment of the Inscription Dao is ordinary, my judgment is still pretty good.”
His face turned solemn as he said, “Earlier, that young man inscribed Inscriptions on a dozen Origin Stones in just a short time and created an Illusory Formation at our feet.”
“He seized the opportunity when we were confused by the Illusory Formation and entered the Zeng Family’s compound.”
“However, an Illusory Formation formed by a dozen of Origin Stones usually have insufficient force. It’ll collapse on its own in just a short time… That’s why we were freed from the Illusory Formation.”
The disciple’s words were logical.
“What?! He inscribed Inscriptions on a dozen Origin Stones and created an Illusory Formation that affected us? How long did he take to do that?”
For a time, the three of them were shocked.
It was true they were not familiar with the art of Inscription.
However, as the saying went, ‘Even if one has not tasted pork, one should have seen a pig run.’
“I’m afraid even the Second Elder would find it difficult to create an Inscription Formation that could affect us in such a short time!” One of the disciples gulped.
“That youngster’s attainment of the Inscription Dao seems to be higher than the Second Elder! An Inscription Master like that must be the Second Elder’s friend.”
Soon after, the few Zeng family’s disciples no longer doubted the identity of the purple-clad youth.
However, they were still a little surprised. How could there be such a young Inscription Master?
“Maybe he’s a demon.” They heaved a sigh of relief after a while.
After Duan Ling Tian confused the Zeng family’s disciples at the entrance with an Illusory Formation created by Inscriptions on a dozen mid-grade Origin Stones, he entered the Zeng family’s estate.
Along the way, Duan Ling Tian asked for the location of the Second Elder from the maids and servants.
Although the maids and servants knew Duan Ling Tian was a stranger, they thought he was a guest judging by the casual and unhurried way he walked around the Zeng family’s estate.
Duan Ling Tian followed their instruction and arrived at the mansion where the Second Elder lived. It was a mansion within the estate, and the door was wide open. There was a disheveled old man leaning against the door with a wine gourd in his hands.
When Duan Ling Tian approached him, the disheveled old man put down the wine gourd in his hands. His flashing eyes were instantly locked on Duan Ling Tian.
‘Seventh Level Void Transformation?’
Duan Ling Tian raised an eyebrow. His Spiritual Energy discovered the old man’s cultivation in just an instant.
Duan Ling Tian did not have any malicious intent toward the disheveled old man holding a wine gourd.
He could still remember back then at the Ancient City of Everlast, Zhang Shou Yong was as disheveled, and he similarly held a wine gourd in his hands.
The disheveled old man gave Duan Ling Tian a sense of familiarity.
“Who are you? Why are you here?”
The disheveled old man opened his mouth to ask when he saw Duan Ling Tian approaching the mansion he was guarding. His voice was calm, but it was cold.
“I’m here for Zeng Wei,” Duan Ling Tian said faintly.
The disheveled old man’s face fell when he heard Duan Ling Tian’s words. He shouted in his deep voice, “My owner’s name isn’t something a boy like you can simply say. Boy, you’re not welcome here!”