Chapter 1090: Let’s Go
Translator: EndlessFantasy Translation Editor: EndlessFantasy Translation
“Yes.” Lu Rui nodded. “Today, a man visited the Lu Clan. He said he came across the Soul Stabilizing Grass in a remote mountain range.”
“Did that man bring the Soul Stabilizing Grass with him? Where’s he now?” The moment Duan Ling Tian heard Lu Rui’s words, his eyes lit up and his breathing quickened.
“That man didn’t bring the Soul Stabilizing Grass with him.” Lu Rui shook his head. He had expected Duan Ling Tian to ask those questions.
His words were like a splash of cold water on Duan Ling Tian’s head. It woke him up instantly.
“He didn’t bring the Soul Stabilizing Grass with him?” Duan Ling Tian frowned. A confused expression was clearly written on his face.
“No.” Lu Rui shook his head. “According to him, a demon that could transform into a human being is guarding the Soul Stabilizing Grass in the remote mountain range. He’s no match for that demon so there’s no way for him to get his hands on the Soul Stabilizing Grass at all.”
“A demon?” Duan Ling Tan’s frowned deepened. “That demon is so strong?”
The Soul Stabilizing Grass was an extremely rare treasure on Cloud Continent. It was not unusual for a strong demon to guard the place where it grew.
“According to that man, that demon’s strength is at the peak of the Void.” Lu Rui continued saying indifferently, “A demon’s strength at the peak of the Void is nothing… I’m planning to ask Elder Zhi to follow him into the mountain range to obtain the Soul Stabilizing Grass.”
Naturally, Duan Ling Tian knew the Elder Zhi that Lu Rui spoke of.
Lu Zhi was one of the three great Guardian Elders of the Lu Clan.
Previously, he had encountered Lu Zhi once when he had just joined the Lu Clan. However, they did not meet again after that.
“However, I haven’t asked Elder Zhi to follow that man to harvest the Soul Stabilizing Grass yet. As far as I know, in the case of grass-type medicinal materials, it’s best to refine them into medicine as soon as they’re harvested so that their medicinal nature will remain at its optimum,” Lu Rui voiced out his own concerns. “Elder Duan, does the Soul Stabilizing Grass have this kind of particular requirement? If not, I’ll find Elder Zhi immediately and ask him to go with that man to bring the Soul Stabilizing Grass back.”
“That’s true, but it’s only applicable to other ordinary grass-type medicinal materials. The Soul Stabilizing Grass cannot be grouped together with the other ordinary grass-type medicinal materials,” Duan Ling Tian said.
The Soul Stabilizing Grass and the Immortal Spirit Herb that he obtained from the Martial Emperor’s secret treasure were no ordinary grass-type herbs.
Naturally, the Immortal Spirit Herb was even more valuable compared to the Soul Stabilizing Grass. After all, the Immortal Spirit Herb was a legendary herb that even the Rebirth Martial Emperor did not encounter in his two lives.
On the other hand, the Rebirth Martial Emperor had seen the Soul Stabilizing Grass a few times before.
“In that case, I’ll look for Elder Zhi now.” Once Lu Rui was done speaking, he immediately turned to leave.
“Clan Leader!” Duan Ling Tian called out to Lu Rui.
“Is there anything else, Elder Duan? If it’s about the Soul Stabilizing Grass, please be rest assured, Elder Duan. With Elder Zhi personally going on the trip, it’s not difficult to obtain the Soul Stabilizing Grass.” Lu Rui looked at Duan Ling Tian in confusion before he reassured him.
“Clan Leader, I’m not doubting Elder Zhi’s strength, but I just want to harvest the Soul Stabilizing Grass together with him,” Duan Ling Tian voiced out his intention.
Recently, he had been staying in the Lu Clan’s residence and cultivating for the past few days. Due to this reason, he wanted to go out and get some fresh air.
Naturally, the main reason was he wanted to see if the place where the Soul Stabilizing Grass grew had other rare treasures or not.
“According to the Rebirth Martial Emperor’s memory, the Soul Stabilizing Grass is an extremely valuable and rare herb. The place where the Soul Stabilizing Grass grows must have a good environment. Such an environment would be suitable for the growth of many rare treasures.” Duan Ling Tian’s heart jolted as his eyes lit up in anticipation.
In his opinion, his luck had been quite good ever since he came to the Lu Clan. First, he had obtained the Soul Fixing Root from the Lu Clan, and now, he had obtained some news about the Soul Stabilizing Grass. This time, he might obtain other rare treasures as well on this trip to harvest the Soul Stabilizing Grass with Elder Zhi.
“Elder Duan, you want to go as well?” Lu Rui was stunned.
“Yes. Is there any problem?” Duan Ling Tian asked.
“Well, there’s no problem but… I’m just thinking about your safety, Elder Duan. Unfortunately, Elder Yuan and Gui have just left the house a few days ago. It’ll take them two weeks before they return.” Lu Rui’s face was filled with concern when he finished his sentence.
“Isn’t Elder Zhi coming along?” A warm feeling rose up in Duan Ling Tian’s heart. He shook his head and smiled. “With Elder Zhi there, why are you still worried that something will happen to me? Don’t tell me there are people who dare to offend the Lu Clan here in the Northern Mountain Land?”
Duan Ling Tian felt that Lu Rui was being overly protective of him regarding this matter.
However, he could empathize a little.
After all, he was not just a mere grade one alchemist who could refine grade one Pills with more than 90% purity to Lu Rui. He would also be a Martial Monarch in the future.
He could not afford to make even the smallest mistake.
“You have a point.” The moment Lu Rui heard Duan Ling Tian’s words, he nodded his head in embarrassment. He also noticed that he had been a little too overprotective.
In the Northern Mountain Land, only the Ou Clan was qualified to be compared to their Lu Clan. The other few second-rate forces were not even enough for Lu Clan to scratch their itch. Each of those second-rate forces had their own Martial Monarch, but their strength was no match for any of the Lu Clan’s three great Guardian Elders.
“I’m going with you.” When Duan Ling Tian and Lu Rui were walking out of the main hall, a cold voice that sent shivers running their spines entered their ears.
When they turned their heads over to look, they saw a fiery elf-like figure standing nearby.
It was a woman dressed in red who looked so beautiful that her beauty could topple a country. The only flaw she had was the coldness on her face. Even her body exuded an icy aura that was extremely arrogant and unapproachable.
The few words she had spoken seemed as though it was enough to condense the air into ice.
“Tian Wu!” Duan Ling Tian recognized the red-clad woman with just a glance. He was slightly astonished as he asked, “Why are you here?”
“I’m going with you,” Feng Tian Wu repeated her words from earlier and ignored his question. Her tone remained indifferent, but it was not as cold as before.
“Just come if you want to go together.” Duan Ling Tian smiled.
“Alright.” After hearing Duan Ling Tian’s reply, Feng Tian Wu who radiated a chilly aura flew out and followed Duan Ling Tian like a shadow.
“You’re Miss Tian Wu? I’m Lu Rui, the Clan Leader of Lu Clan,” Lu Rui greeted Feng Tian Wu with a smile.
Although he had seen her before, she was lying in the ice coffin then and did not have any interaction with him.
He did not dare to be negligent now that he finally met Feng Tian Wu in person. This was because he had learned some things about her from the servants serving Duan Ling Tian. He knew the reason Elder Duan was looking for the Soul Fixing Root and the Soul Stabilizing Grass was for her.
From this matter alone, he could see how Elder Duan treasured this woman. Due to this reason, he did not dare to be negligent at all.
This woman might also become a Martial Emperor in the future. She was not somebody he could afford to offend.
However, Feng Tian Wu did not bother with Lu Rui’s perfunctory greeting at all. She did not even raise a brow, she completely ignored Lu Rui.
Lu Rui was left feeling awkward for a moment.
“Elder Duan, let’s look for Elder Zhi.” In an attempt to cover up his awkwardness, Lu Rui quickly gestured to Duan Ling Tian before he led the way out.
“Tian Wu, let’s go.” Duan Ling Tian motioned to Feng Tian Wu and followed Lu Rui’s lead.
Feng Tian Wu did not respond but silently followed Duan Ling Tian like his shadow.
Soon after, under Lu Rui’s guidance, Duan Ling Tian met Lu Zhi, one of the three great Guardian Elders of the Lu Clan, again.
“Elder Duan,” Lu Zhi greeted Duan Ling Tian enthusiastically when he saw him again. A hint of respect for Duan Ling Tian could be seen in the depth of the old man’s eyes.
A few days ago, he found out that Elder Duan could refine grade one pills with more than 90% purity. He really admired him from the bottom of his heart.
“Elder Zhi,” Duan Ling Tian also greeted Lu Zhi with a smile.
“This must be Miss Tian Wu I suppose?” Lu Zhi’s gaze quickly landed on Feng Tian Wu who was by Duan Ling Tian’s side. He greeted her with a faint smile.
The corner of Lu Rui’s mouth twitched a little as an evil smirk slowly formed on his face when he saw this.
In his opinion, Feng Tuan Wu would definitely ignore Elder Zhi similar to how she had ignored him earlier. Elder Zhi would definitely be embarrassed!
However, the smile on the corner of his mouth froze immediately.
“You’re very strong.” He realized that Feng Tian Wu had spoken! She actually spoke to Lu Zhi!
The scene before his eyes completely crushed his inner fantasy.
“Thank you, Miss Tian Wu. You flatter me,” Lu Zhi politely replied upon hearing Feng Tian Wu’s words. It was apparent he knew the relationship between Duan Ling Tian and her was not simple.
“Elder Zhi, you’ll go with Elder Duan and Miss Tian Wu this time…” At this time, Lu Rui looked at Lu Zhi and explained the situation to him without missing any details.
“No problem!” Lu Zhi agreed straightforwardly before he looked at Duan Ling Tian again. “Congratulations, Elder Duan, for finding the thing you’ve been looking for.”
“I’ve still yet to get my hands on it.” Duan Ling Tian shook his head gently before saying, “Let us depart as early as possible. I fear things might change if we depart any later.”
“I can leave now,” Lu Zhi responded.
“I’ll bring all of you to meet that person, and let him bring all of you to search for the Soul Stabilizing Grass.” Upon hearing the eagerness in Duan Ling Tian’s words, Lu Rui dove right into the topic without any hesitation and brought Duan Ling Tian and the other two to the place where he temporarily put up the man who brought them the news.
Soon after, a short and foolish-looking middle-aged man with a missing front tooth appeared in front of Duan Ling Tian.
“Third Level Void Transformation Stage.” Duan Ling Tian’s Spiritual Energy immediately probed the cultivation base of this foolish-looking middle-aged man.
After the foolish-looking middle-aged man’s gaze swept pass Duan Ling Tian, Lu Rui, and Lu Zhi, it landed on Feng Tian Wu. His gaze remained fixed on her as he yelled, “Whoaa! A beauty!”
“I’ll dig your eyes out if you keep looking!” Feng Tian Wu warned with the slightest movement of her lips. Her voice was so cold. It was as though it originated from an extremely cold thaw hole.