Chapter 1086: Disguise
Translator: EndlessFantasy Translation Editor: EndlessFantasy Translation
‘Otherwise, it’s unlikely Lu Rui would know about the Rebirth Martial Emperor’s existence! Moreover, he even suspects that I’m the reincarnation of the Rebirth Martial Emperor,’ Duan Ling Tian thought to himself.
The sound of the wind whistling reverberated by his head, and he immediately lifted his head to look at the sky.
He saw a drop of fresh blood ascending into the sky from the Main Hall before it vanished in front of his eyes.
At the same time, a voice entered his ears.
“I, Lu Rui, am taking this blood oath. I’ll be killed by the Nine-Nine Heavenly Tribulation if I’ve any bad intention toward the reincarnation of the Rebirth Martial Emperor!” Lu Rui took the Nine-Nine Heavenly Tribulation oath.
‘Bang! Bang! Bang! Bang! Bang!’
Nine claps of thunder sounded in response to Lu Rui’s oath.
“Clan Leader, what’re you doing?” Duan Ling Tian was stunned.
Did Lu Rui manage to confirm that Duan Ling Tian was the reincarnation of the Rebirth Martial Emperor?
‘It can’t be.’
He had been careful since the beginning. He knew he did not let anything slip.
“Nothing… I just wanted to prove something. It’s just that I thought you might be someone else,” Lu Rui answered Duan Ling Tian as he shook his head.
He took such an oath because he was holding on to the last thread of hope. He wanted to confirm if Duan Ling Tian was the Rebirth Martial Emperor’s reincarnation or not.
Lu Rui had no regrets even if Duan Ling Tian was not the Rebirth Martial Emperor. He had already done everything he could.
“How do you know I’m not him?” Duan Ling Tian asked as soon as Lu Rui spoke.
“Hmm?” Lu Rui was initially stunned before his eyes lit up, and his breath quickened. “Elder Duan… Do… Do you mean… You’re really the Rebirth Martial Emperor?”
“I supposed.” Duan Ling Tian nodded lightly. “I reincarnated through the Three Lives Rebirth Technique. I’ll only be qualified to be called the Rebirth Martial Emperor if I can cultivate to the Martial Emperor Stage and rank first on Cloud Continent.”
Three Lives Rebirth Technique!
When Duan Ling Tian mentioned the Three Lives Rebirth Technique, Lu Rui no longer had any doubts about Duan Ling Tian’s identity. He was certain Duan Ling Tian was the reincarnation of the Rebirth Martial Emperor.
It had been 10,000 years. The number of people on Cloud Continent who knew about the Rebirth Martial Emperor was undoubtedly small, let alone people who knew about the technique the Rebirth Martial Emperor had cultivated.
If he did not read the handbook that the Lu Clan’s ancestor left behind, it was unlikely he would know about the Rebirth Martial Emperor and that the technique he cultivated would let him reincarnate three times.
“It’s an honor to meet you! Please forgive me for not knowing your identity earlier.” Lu Rui tried his best to suppress his chaotic emotion and bowed respectfully at Duan Ling Tian.
“Please… Call me Elder Duan like you usually do,” Duan Ling Tian said softly.
“Yes.” Lu Rui obediently followed Duan Ling Tian’s instruction now that he knew Duan Ling Tian was the reincarnation of the Rebirth Martial Emperor.
This was because he knew Duan Ling Tian was going to be a Martial Emperor in the future!
As long as he treated the young man before him well, Lu Clan would have the protection from a Martial Emperor in the future. Moreover, he might even gain some other benefits.
He had a long-term vision as the Clan Leader.
“Also… Do many people in the Lu Clan know about the Rebirth Martial Emperor?” Duan Ling Tian asked.
“Not many,” Lu Rui responded to Duan Ling Tian’s question immediately. “Everything about Elder Duan’s past was recorded in the handbook left behind by our clan’s ancestor, Lu Zheng. Only the Clan Leader has the right to look at it.”
“Hmm.” Duan Ling Tian nodded and warned, “You’re the only one who knows the truth regarding my identity… Don’t tell anyone about this.”
“Yes,” Lu Rui responded respectfully.
“Also, there’s something that I need your help with,” Duan Ling Tian bluntly said when he recalled the thing that he needed to talk to Lu Rui about.
“Elder Duan, please do tell! As long as it’s something that I and Lu Clan are capable of doing, we’ll fulfill it for you even if we have to go through hell!” Lu Rui said solemnly.
Judging from his attitude, it seemed as though he would not frown even if he had to climb mountains and go through hell.
“Well, you don’t have to go through hell for this.” Duan Ling Tian looked at Lu Rui and asked, “I supposed Lu Clan has a Profound Assimilation Formation?”
“Yes, we do.” Lu Rui nodded.
“That’s great.” Duan Ling Tian’s eyes gleamed, and he bluntly said, “I need you to activate the Profound Assimilation Formation with a huge number of Concept Fragments. I need it to elevate my Concepts!”
“That’s not a problem!” Lu Rui responded immediately without thinking twice.
Concept Fragments were nothing to the Lu Clan. The clan was a second-rate force that was on the cusp of becoming a first-rate force. They basically had all the Concept Fragments they needed within reach.
They had so many Concept Fragments to the point that any Lu Clan’s disciples with outstanding talent in Martial Dao and comprehension were eligible to use to the Profound Assimilation Formation to elevate their Concepts.
“I’ll also need some Spirit Fruits… I want all Spirit Fruits as long as they’re consumable by Void martial artists,” Duan Ling Tian continued to say.
“Void Stage?” Lu Rui was stunned and proceeded to remind him, “Elder Duan, Void Stage is divided into…”
“I know there are four levels in the Void Stage… I want Spirit Fruits that are consumable by martial artists at the Void Prying Stage, Void Initiation Stage, Void Interpretation Stage, and Void Transformation Stage,” Duan Ling Tian interrupted Lu Rui and said, “I need one Spirit Fruit each for the Void Prying Stage, Void Initiation Stage, and Void Interpretation Stage… Meanwhile, I need as many Spirit Fruits as you can find for the Void Transformation Stage!”
The Spirit Fruits for the Void Prying Stage, Void Initiation Stage, and Void Interpretation Stage were meant for Xiong Quan while the Spirit Fruits for the Void Transformation Stage were for him and Feng Tian Wu.
Naturally, Xiong Quan would be able to consume the other Spirit Fruits once his cultivation base rose to the Void Transformation Stage.
Xiong Quan had comprehended the Advanced Level Sword Concept. As long as he had sufficient Spirit Fruits, he would be able to break through to the Void Transformation Stage in a short period of time and become a Void Transformation martial artist.
“Yes.” Although Lu Rui had no idea why Duan Ling Tian wanted the low-grade Spirit Fruits, he agreed anyway.
Put aside the fact that Duan Ling Tian was the reincarnation of the Rebirth Martial Emperor, he would not decline his request even if he was not due to his medicine refinement techniques.
“Go prepare it then… Also, don’t forget about the Soul Stabilizing Grass,” Duan Ling Tian added.
“Sure,” Lu Rui replied before he turned around to leave.
Duan Ling Tian’s eyes gleamed as he watched Lu Rui leave. There was a smirk on his face. “The identity of the reincarnation of the Rebirth Martial Emperor is not bad.”
Although he knew Lu Rui would not decline his request even if he did not pretend to be the reincarnation of the Rebirth Martial Emperor, he put on a disguise so that Lu Rui would put in all his effort.
“In Lu Rui’s opinion, I’m a future Martial Emperor… Pleasing me doesn’t only gain the Lu Clan my protection, he’ll benefit from me as well.” It was not difficult for Duan Ling Tian to figure out what Lu Rui was thinking.
He would think the same if he was in Lu Rui’s shoes.
‘Who wouldn’t try to please a Martial Emperor powerhouse?’
One must admit that Lu Rui was efficient. He visited again after merely an hour.
“Elder Duan, these are the Spirit Fruits that are currently in the Lu Clan’s possession… They’re mainly Spirit Fruits for the Void Prying Stage, Void Initiation Stage, and Void Interpretation Stage. We only have one Spirit Fruit for a Void Transformation martial artist.”
“Also, I’m planning to reward those who find Spirit Fruits for Void Transformation martial artist,” Lu Rui said respectfully to Duan Ling Tian as he passed him a Spatial Ring.
“Reward? That’s a good idea.” Duan Ling Tian took the Spatial Ring and nodded. He proceeded to ask, “What do you plan to give as a reward to those who find the Spirit Fruits for Void Transformation martial artists? You must know that Spirit Fruits are expensive.”
The higher a Spirit Fruit’s grade, the more expensive it was.
The price of Spirit Fruits for Void Transformation martial artists was exorbitant.
“I’m planning to use the grade one Life Recovery Pills that Elder Duan refined as the reward… The purity and stunning medicinal efficacy of the grade one Life Recovery Pills that Elder Duan refined is enough to cause people to fight for it.” Lu Rui revealed his plan. “However, I might need Elder Duan to refine more grade one Life Recovery Pills.”
“That’s not a problem.” Duan Ling Tian was optimistic about Lu Rui’s plan.
The grade one Life Recovery Pills were undoubtedly something that all martial artists needed. During critical times, it could act as a life-saving talisman to save a martial artist’s life.
Especially when the grade one Life Recovery Pills that he refined had more than 90% purity, and its medicinal efficacy was many times more effective than ordinary grade one Life Recovery Pills!
Such stunning medicinal efficacy was almost as miraculous as reviving a dead person and growing flesh on bones.
“Elder Duan, when do you plan to enter the Profound Assimilation Formation? I’ve already prepared the Concept Fragments needed for the Formation,” Lu Rui added.
“Hmm.” Duan Ling Tian nodded and proceeded to perform the Blood Ownership Claim on the Spatial Ring that Lu Rui had just given him. Soon after, he saw the Spirit Fruit for Void Transformation martial artists in the Spatial Ring.
He did not consume the Spirit Fruit in the past so he was not concerned that the medicinal efficacy would drop.
“I’m planning to cultivate after consuming this Spirit Fruit… I’ll look for you when it’s time to enter the Profound Assimilation Formation after I’m done cultivating,” Duan Ling Tian told Lu Rui his plan.
Naturally, he took Xiong Quan into consideration in his plan.
After all, Xiong Quan’s current cultivation base was too weak.
If he entered the Profound Assimilation Formation with Xiong Quan, it would be difficult for Xiong Quan’s current cultivation base to handle the Concept Energy in the Formation, let alone elevating his Sword Concept.
“Sure.” Currently, Lu Rui would do whatever Duan Ling Tian asked of him.
“If that’s the case, I won’t disturb Elder Duan’s cultivation.” Subsequently, Lu Rui left after taking the hint.
After Lu Rui left, Duan Ling Tian went to the backyard.
He removed the Blood Ownership Claim on the Spatial Ring that Lu Rui gave him and tossed it to Xiong Quan. “Xiong Quan, I’ve separated the Spirit Fruits in there from left to right… Those are Spirit Fruits for the Void Prying Stage, Void Initiation Stage, and Void Interpretation Stage.”