Chapter 1075: Eighth Level Advance Sword Concept
Translator: EndlessFantasy Translation Editor: EndlessFantasy Translation
“Wonderful job?” Servant Xiao Yun knitted her brows as she asked, “Is there anything you all know? Or, perhaps, you’ve heard of that young Elder Duan?”
“Seriously, Sister Xiao Yun, you did not hear about Elder Duan?” The six servants stared at Xiao Yun as though she was behaving oddly.
“I-Is it weird?” Seeing the response of these six people, Xiao Yun could not help but feel shocked.
“Sister Xiao Yun, I think the news about Elder Duan has already spread in the entire Lu Clan. You’re serving Elder Duan, and you’re closest to the moon… but you actually know nothing about this?” The six servants shook their heads as they sighed. They felt that Xiao Yun was lacking in regards to keeping up with the current news.
“Stop with the suspense, the six of you!” Xiao Yun smiled wryly.
The six servants did not continue with their nonsense any longer. They chattered animatedly as they told her the story about how Elder Duan became the Lu Clan’s elder the moment he arrived at the Lu Clan.
“When Elder Duan first arrived at the Lu Clan, he killed Elder Lu Zhao? And he killed the Third Young Master as well?” When she heard about young Elder Duan’s action, how the two Lu Clan’s Guardian Elders appeared, and wanted to kill him, Xiao Yun broke out in cold sweat on his behalf.
However, she knew it ended well for Elder Duan. Otherwise, she would not have the opportunity to serve Elder Duan at all.
“A grade one alchemist?” Xiao Yun immediately narrowed her eyes when she heard about young Elder Duan demonstrating the grade one Pill Fire and revealing his identity as a grade one alchemist.
“An alchemist… a grade one alchemist on top of that? T-Then, does this mean that Elder Duan is not a demon? B-But, h-how is it possible that he, a mere human being, is an honorable grade one alchemist and also possess enough strength to kill Elder Lu Zhao who was at the Eighth Level Void Transformation Stage?!” Xiao Yun muttered to herself. Although her voice was not loud, it was still clearly heard by the other six servants.
“Sister Xiao Yun, we wouldn’t believe that such a human exists as well if it was before. However, the facts are in front of our faces, forcing us to believe it!”
“That’s right! Sister Xiao Yun! Right now, the entire Lu Clan is busy discussing Elder Duan. They are all saying he’s a rare monster in Cloud Continent!”
“Apart from that, some people even said that Elder Duan is a gift from God to the Lu Clan.”
“After almost 1,000 years, there’s finally a grade one alchemist in our Lu Clan. Once this news spread out, it would take the entire Northern Mountain Land, possibly even half of the Southern Outer Land, by surprise!”
The six servants chatted animatedly, excitement could be heard in their voices.
Although they were only servants, they could also be considered as half members of the Lu Clan and shared the same pride as the Lu Clan.
“I can’t believe Elder Duan i-is actually t-this…this…” The moment she recalled the purple-clad young man who did not even have a bit of haughty air around him, and how she acted so casually in front of him, servant Xiao Yun felt chills running down her spine.
The purple-clad young man was actually such an amazing person!
Not only was his Martial strength terrifying, but he was a grade one alchemist as well.
Soon after, the six new servants asked Xiao Yun impatiently, “Sister Xiao Yun, how’s that Elder Duan? Is he easy-going?”
“Elder Duan is very good, very easy-going,” Xiao Yun replied.
Duan Ling Tian did not know how long he slept and gradually woke up. He cast a glance at the ice coffin on the table nearby before he climbed out of bed.
After cleaning up, he changed into a new set of clothes and walked out of the room.
The moment Duan Ling Tian opened the room door and walked out, two melodious voice resonated by his ears. Only then did he realize there were servants standing on both sides of his room door.
“Good morning.” Duan Ling Tian nodded his head in reply but smiled wryly in his heart. “That Lu Bai… He really found a couple more servants for me…”
At the same time, Duan Ling Tian saw there were few more servants who were busy working in the residence he currently lived in.
“Elder Duan, I’ve brought some people to help you clean the room.” Soon after, Duan Ling Tian saw servant Xiao Yun walking to him. After greeting him, the two servants who were brought here entered his room and began to clean up.
Naturally, it was mainly to sweep and clean the dust.
When the three servants finally came out, the entire room was spotless.
“Elder Duan, is there anything else you would like us to do?” After the servant Xiao Yun brought the servants out, she looked at Duan Ling Tian respectfully and waited for further instructions.
At this time, Duan Ling Tian also noticed servant Xiao Yun’s manner when she spoke to him had undergone a complete change compared to when he first arrived. The casual manner from the past was replaced with formality now.
“Xiao Yun, you don’t have to be so formal. Just be as casual as before,” Duan Ling Tian said.
“I don’t dare to,” servant Xiao Yun replied with her head lowered.
What a joke!
Previously, she did not know about Elder Duan’s background. Now that she found out about his background, she would not dare to act casually even if her bravery was increased 100 times.
When Duan Ling Tian saw this, he felt a little helpless even though he did not pursue the matter further. He said nonchalantly, “Go and invite the Second Young Master here.”
“Yes,” servant Xiao Yun replied before she left. As for the other two servants, they returned to stand like a statue at the sides of Duan Ling Tian’s room door.
Duan Ling Tian shook his head and strode out to look for Xiong Quan.
He left the ice coffin inside the room.
This was the Northern Mountain’s Lu Clan, one of the two strongest forces in the Northern Mountain Land. In his opinion, nobody would dare to seek trouble here. Due to this reason, he deemed it safe to leave the ice coffin in the room.
Moreover, he would be staying in the Lu Clan for a short period of time.
Led by the servant, Duan Ling Tian finally found Xiong Quan in the backyard of the residence in no time at all. He saw Xiong Quan practicing his sword skill, beads of sweat were dripping from his forehead.
“Xiong Quan.” Duan Ling Tian sighed inwardly when he saw Xiong Quan working so hard. Naturally, he knew the reason why Xiong Quan was working so hard. It was to get stronger so he could serve and assist him. It was also because he did not want to be a burden to Duan Ling Tian.
“Young Master.” Xiong Quan halted his movement when he saw Duan Ling Tian.
“Xiong Quan, how much did you comprehend from the message contained in the word ‘Sword’?” Duan Ling Tian smiled.
The word ‘Sword’ Duan Ling Tian spoke of was none other than the inscription left behind by a man who called himself the Sword Saint in the deep canyon of the mountains located near Xiong Quan’s village in the Azure Forest Imperial Kingdom.
That word ‘Sword’ contained a terrifying amount of Sword Art knowledge.
According to Duan Ling Tian’s speculation, even if he only comprehended 1% of the Sword Art knowledge contained in the word ‘Sword’, he would be free to do whatever he liked in the Cloud Continent.
This was something he discovered not too long ago.
He recently developed further understanding of the word ‘Sword’ he memorized. Due to that reason, he was able to raise his Sword Concept to the Eighth Level Advance Sword Concept in one fell swoop.
Although he currently did not have any elevation in other areas, he had an additional strength of 300 ancient horned dragons due to the elevation of his Sword Concept.
With just his Quasi Royal Grade Spirit Sword, he could exert the strength of 3,800 ancient horned dragons if he unleashed his full strength. This was not counting the Earth Energy he could borrow using his Earth Concept.
Due to this reason, he was able to kill that Lu Zhao, the Lu Clan’s elder who was at the Eighth Level Void Transformation, with just one blow.
“Young Master, I’m dumb. I’ve not made any progress at all.” Xiong Quan smiled wryly with a long face.
“Don’t worry. Things will come in their own time. Who knows, you might have an epiphany one day and comprehend it with just a snap of the fingers,” Duan Ling Tian reassured him.
However, the dejected look on Xiong Quan’s face showed that his reassurance did not work.
“Duan Ling Tian!” At this moment, a loud and familiar voice echoed in the air, breaking the silence.
“Lu Bai!” The person who came was none other than Lu Bai, the Lu Clan’s Second Young Master. Without beating around the bush, Duan Ling Tian immediately brought up the main topic. “Lu Bai, I want to see the Clan Leader.”
“When you told me about the Soul Fixing Root and the Soul Stabilizing Grass or something, I’ve already told the Clan Leader about it. You should be able to find out the results when you see the Clan Leader.” Lu Bai knew the main purpose Duan Ling Tian wanted to see the Clan Leader of the Lu Clan so he continued bluntly, “The two precious materials you mentioned sound like medicinal materials judging from their names. We have countless rare medicinal materials in the Lu Clan’s collection. Who knows, the things you’re looking for might be in there as well.”
“I really hope so.” Duan Ling Tian nodded before turning to look at Xiong Quan. “Xong Quan, do you want to come along?”
“Young Master, I won’t come along. I still want to stay and cultivate for a while. Moreover, I can look after Miss Tian Wu as well if I stay,” Xiong Quan replied.
“Alright.” Duan Ling Tian nodded and proceeded to follow Lu Bai to see Lu Rui, the Clan Leader of Lu Clan.
The residence that Lu Rui lived in was not far from Duan Ling Tian’s residence. In fact, even Lu Bai’s home was not far as well.
“The east side of our Lu Clan’s residence is occupied by the high officials and the lineal disciples of our clan. The majestic residence in front is the Clan Leader’s residence,” Lu Bai explained as he pointed ahead.
The moment Duan Ling Tian heard his words, he glanced at it.
An imposing and majestic residence stood in the distance. It stood out among all the surrounding residences and was very eye-catching.
“Huh?” Duan Ling Tian began to frown as they continued to walk forward. He could clearly sense someone staring fixedly at him from the distance.
When he looked over in the direction, he saw a man approaching his middle-age walking toward him and Lu Bai as an old man trailed behind him.
“Hurmph!” Duan Ling Tian heard Lu Bai’s snort. It was apparent the snort was meant for the strangers.
“Lu Bai, why didn’t you greet your Big Brother when you see him?” At this moment, the young man (TL Note: It seems like author’s definition of a young man is someone below the age of 50.) who was dressed in grey arrived in front of Duan Ling Tian and Lu Bai. His gaze shifted away from Duan Ling Tian to Lu Bai.
“Are we that close?” Lu Bai replied with disdain as he looked coldly at the grey-clad young man.
“Lu Bai, is there any misunderstanding between us?” The smile on the grey-clad young man’s face remained on his face from the beginning until the end even though Lu Bai did not bother with showing him a pleasant expression.
Duan Ling Tian could not help but feel amazed by his good temper.