Chapter 1068: Grade One Alchemist!
Translator: EndlessFantasy Translation Editor: EndlessFantasy Translation
Everyone’s eyes followed Lu Gui’s gaze that was trained on a purple-clad young man standing on the other side.
The person Lu Gui intended to kill was none other than Duan Ling Tian.
However, everyone was taken aback when they saw Duan Ling Tian. It was as though the sight that met their eyes were extremely shocking.
“What’s wrong with them?” Xiong Quan, who felt anxious on behalf of Duan Ling Tian, glanced at him once before he glanced at the others.
Apart from Feng Tian Wu who lay in the coffin and himself, everyone, including Lu Bai, the Lu Clan’s Second Young Master, was staring blankly at his Young Master like a fool.
“Is this because of the wisp of flame rising from Young Master’s hand?”
Xiong Quan seemed to have discovered something as he focused his gaze on the flames rising from Duan Ling Tian’s palm.
If one had to point out a difference between his Young Master then and now, it would be the wisp of flame that rose from his palm.
“Is that the Pill Fire?” Xiong Quan could vaguely guess what the flame was.
However, he could not figure out the grade of the Pill Fire that rose from Duan Ling Tian’s hand.
“Duan… Duan Ling Tian… He…” The force that bound Lu Bai in the distance had disappeared due to Lu Gui being shocked, but Lu Bai was unaware of it.
He was staring blankly at Duan Ling Tian.
More accurately, he was looking at the wisp of flame that had unexpectedly risen from Duan Ling Tian’s hand.
As the lineal disciple and Second Young Master of an alchemist family, the Lu Clan, he had instantly recognized that wisp of flame as the Pill Fire with just one glance.
“Purple Pill Fire edged in gold… Is that the Violet Gold Pill Fire? A grade one Pill Fire?!”
Lu Bai’s eyes widened, shock and awe were written on his face.
Even in his wildest dream, he did not dream of seeing the sight before his eyes.
“That’s the Violet Gold Pill Fire?”
“That seems to be the…Violet Gold Pill Fire. It’s a grade one Pill Fire!”
“An alchemist that can manifest grade one Pill Fire is undoubtedly a grade one alchemist!”
“This… This Duan Ling Tian is a grade one alchemist?”
“How’s that possible?!”
Lu Bai recovered from the shock at the same time with a small number of the people present. There was a lot of discussions, and awe was written on everyone’s faces.
At this moment, there were only shock and awe in their eyes as they looked at Duan Ling Tian.
They were shocked by Duan Ling Tian’s attainment in the Medicine Refinement Dao, and they were in awe of Duan Ling Tian’s identity.
Grade one alchemist!
In the sky.
The two old men’s faces that were originally ablaze with anger and killing intent had vanished and was replaced by respect.
Soon after, they hurriedly flew down and landed before Duan Ling Tian. Their eyes were focused on the wisp of flame in Duan Ling Tian’s hand.
Lu Yuan’s round and fat face twitched as his small eyes widened. He said in a slightly startled voice, “It really is the Violet Gold Pill Fire!”
Meanwhile, Lu Gui stared blankly at the purple flame edged in gold in Duan Ling Tian’s hand. He muttered to himself, “Grade one Pill Fire! He’s really a grade one alchemist?”
“Why? Are Elder Yuan and Elder Gui worried that I’m pretending to be a grade one alchemist?” Duan Ling Tian asked as he narrowed his eyes.
Duan Ling Tian’s words felt like two giant hammers that struck Lu Yuan and Lu Gui’s chests with an immense force. It caused them to tremble before they slowly recovered from the shock.
Lu Yuan and Lu Gui were the two strongest Guardian Elders in the Lu Clan. They were Martial Monarchs.
Their gazes toward Duan Ling Tian had changed now that Duan Ling Tian’s identity was revealed.
There were less contempt and more awe in their gazes.
As the Guardian Elders of an alchemist family, the Lu clan, they were very much influenced by the Lu Clan. Their regards toward a grade one alchemist were very different.
In their eyes, a grade one alchemist was someone they looked up to. Grade one alchemists were not to be provoked even if they were Martial Monarch powerhouses!
On Cloud Continent, the influence of a grade one alchemist was extremely shocking.
If a grade one alchemist was willing, they could move many people who were stronger than them by just making a promise to refine a certain amount of grade one spirit pills for those who wanted to kill them.
At that time, they would definitely be everyone’s target.
Put simply, they could not afford to provoke a grade one alchemist!
Naturally, they backed down after Duan Ling Tian had revealed his identity as a grade one alchemist. However, they did not only back down because they were afraid they might invite trouble. They were also doing it for the sake of the Lu Clan.
If the Lu Clan, as an alchemist family, had offended a grade one alchemist, others would laugh at them and think they had no sense if the news spread. Moreover, if this grade one alchemist wanted to make trouble for the Lu clan, the clan would descend into chaos even if they were under the protection of the first-rate forces from the Inner Land.
Naturally, they could take the risk and kill this grade one alchemist who might not be as strong as they were.
However, they would then have to prepare for the possibility of a crisis.
Grade one alchemists, no matter how solitary they were, would most likely have done someone a favor and helped them refine grade one spirit pills. The connections a grade one alchemist had was enough to bring trouble to the Lu Clan!
If the situation progressed to that point, both parties would most likely end up dead.
No one knew the influence a grade one alchemist had better than the Lu Clan. It was all thanks to the dozens of grade one alchemist from Lu Clan that they managed to survive for 10,000 years.
“So, what now? You’re not going to kill me now?” Duan Ling Tian sneered.
“No, we don’t dare! We don’t dare to!”
Lu Yuan and Lu Gui were still hovering mid-air as they looked at Duan Ling Tian. They were looking down at him condescendingly as though they were looking like an ant just a moment ago. However, they had to walk on eggshells like mice that had encountered a cat when they faced Duan Ling Tian now.
“This Duan Ling Tian turned out to be a grade one alchemist! Oh god, how old is he?”
“Previously, he had killed the Lu Clan’s elder, Lu Zhao, who was an Eighth Level Void Transformation martial artist with just a blow… Taking his age into account, his strength and his innate talent in Martial Dao could be considered as monstrous…”
“The problem is, apart from being extremely talented in Martial Dao, he’s even more talented when it comes to refining medicine! He’s already a grade one alchemist at such a young age.”
“If I didn’t know it’s almost impossible for a demon to be an alchemist, I wouldn’t believe he’s human like us.”
At this time, everyone present had recovered from the shock. However, they were shocked again as they began to discuss the matter.
“How’s that possible?!”
The green-clad middle-aged man who was standing next to Lu Zhao’s body stared ahead blankly. Similar to his two other companions, he could not believe his eyes at all.
“Duan Ling Tian… is a grade one alchemist?”
Among everyone present, the one who felt the most regretful was Huang Chun.
Huang Chun had originally become friends with Duan Ling Tian. They had also exchanged pleasantries.
However, his friendship with Duan Ling Tian was ruined because of a wrong decision he made.
The error he committed on impulse might lead to lifelong sorrow!
At this moment, it was too late even if Huang Chun’s heart was filled with remorse.
In this world, there was no medicine for regrets.
“Grade one alchemist? Young Master, he… he’s a grade one alchemist?”
Xiong Quan’s gaze brightened as joy filled his face. “So that’s why Young Master said he’ll be fine… As it turns out, he’s a grade one alchemist!”
Grade one alchemists were one of the two types of people that could get away with killing a lineal disciple of Lu clan.
“Duan Ling Tian!”
At this moment, the Lu Clan’s Second Young master, Lu Bai walked toward Duan Ling Tian with glowing eyes. “You’re actually a grade one alchemist! I’m a little upset that you hid this from me,” Lu Bai said in a disgruntled tone.
Duan Ling Tian looked at Lu Bai and smiled faintly. “You didn’t ask me.”
“If I knew you’re a grade one alchemist, I wouldn’t have worried.” Lu Bai smiled bitterly.
Earlier, he felt as though his heart was hanging by a thread. He was afraid he would not be able to give an explanation to his savior.
After all, Duan Ling Tian was with his savior back then. It was obvious their relationship was not simple.
Lu Bai’s eyes suddenly brightened. It was as though he recalled something as he stared at Duan Ling Tian like a precious treasure. “Right! I still remember… you said earlier the reason you came to the Lu Clan is to become a Revered Elder or an Interim Advisor.”
Revered Elder? Interim Advisor?
Lu Yuan and Lu Gui who were standing near Duan Ling Tian felt anxious initially. Their eyes brightened and their faces were filled with a pleasant surprise when they heard Lu Bai’s words.
They immediately looked at Duan Ling Tian with keen and sparkling eyes.
If the young man before their eyes was a Revered Elder or an Interim Advisor of the Lu Clan, it would undoubtedly bring good fortune to the Lu Clan.
He was a grade one alchemist!
Based on the Lu Clan’s history, the appearance of the last grade one alchemist was nearly a thousand years ago. There was no grade one alchemist at all in the past few hundred years.
“The Lu Clan’s Second Young Master’s words also reminded me of what Duan Ling Tian said earlier… Duan Ling Tian seemed to have said he wanted to be the Lu Clan’s Revered Elder or Interim Advisor.”
“He did say that. I heard it. Then again, I thought he was only bragging earlier.”
“Me too. I thought he was bragging! After all, those who are qualified to be the Lu Clan’s Revered Elder or Interim Advisor are either Martial Monarch powerhouses or grade two alchemists or above… At that time, I didn’t think he would have such qualifications.”
“Who could’ve guessed he’s not only an alchemist at grade two or lower, he’s actually a grade one alchemist!”
After the reminder from Lu Bai, many recalled that Duan Ling Tian did say such a thing.
Lu Sou who slowly recovered from the shocked looked at Duan Ling Tian expectantly as he waited for his reply.