Chapter 1097: Soaring!
Translator: EndlessFantasy Translation Editor: EndlessFantasy Translation
Lu Qiu mumbled in Lu Rui’s ears without missing a beat.
Lu Rui forced a smile. He already knew fairly well that the former Clan Leader could probably figure out Elder Duan’s real identity just as he had expected.
Suddenly, Lu Qiu who was mumbling as he paced in perfect harmony stopped moving. His pupils shrunk. “Lu Rui, that brat… Is he the person that was mentioned in the handbook our ancestor left behind?” Lu Qiu eventually asked while looking at Lu Rui.
He saw Lu Rui nod before he could even finish what he was saying. Since he had already gotten the answer he wanted, he did not press the matter and ask any further.
“Never would I have expected… that our Lu Clan would be in contact with him once again,” Lu Qiu could not help but exclaim after a moment of silence.
It was clear that he had figured out Duan Ling Tian’s real identity.
As the Lu Clan’s former Clan Leader, he knew fairly well about the contents of the handbook that only Lu Clan leaders were allowed to read.
There was a period of time where he treated the powerful being 10,000 years ago as his idol and now, the reincarnation of his idol had appeared before his eyes.
“Former Clan Leader, do you think I made the right choice? Is it worth it?” Lu Rui looked at Lu Qiu and asked with a smile.
‘Whoosh! Whoosh! Whoosh! Whoosh! Whoosh!’
Concept Fragments shot out of Lu Qiu’s hand as he lifted his arm. Those were the four types of Concept Fragments that Duan Ling Tian and Xiong Quan required. Very soon, 100 Concept Fragments were tossed in.
However, there were only 100 Concept Fragments since those were all he had had with him.
“Lu Rui, you brat! Toss the four types of Concept Fragments that you have into the formation! What are you looking at? Do it right now!” Lu Qiu realized Lu Rui spacing out while he spoke to him and got a little angry.
“Yes, Lu Qiu snapped back into reality and put in all four types of Concept Fragments he had in his Spatial Ring into the Profound Assimilation Formation, leaving nothing behind.
Lu Rui’s lips did not stop twitching.
Although Lu Qiu did not answer him directly earlier, what Lu Qiu had done was undoubtedly agreeing to his ‘choice’.
There were at least 2,000 Concept Fragments that had been tossed into the Profound Assimilation Formation from the very start.
‘Almost there…’ Lu Rui thought to himself secretly.
“No! These Concept Fragments are still insufficient… I’ve to go to the three old guys to get them to give us all the fragments they have,” Lu Qiu’s voice was heard in Lu Rui’s ears.
At the next moment, all Lu Rui could feel was a gust of wind next to him before Lu Qiu vanished.
“Who… was the one who doubted my choice earlier?” Lu Rui’s lips twitched once again as he wore a confused expression.
Naturally, Duan Ling Tian had no idea what happened outside the Profound Assimilation Formation. Even if he did, he would not have the time and energy to bother himself with such trivial matters.
He had all his Spiritual Energy integrated into the Profound Assimilation Formation and was controlling the formation on a whole different level.
Compared to the time when he was at the Five Elements Sect, he was now able to control the Profound Assimilation Formation with much more ease.
The Concept Energy that he managed to absorb this time was no longer a mere tenth like it was in the past.
His Spiritual Energy now allowed him to control more than 60% of Concept Energy easily, allowing it to merge into his body to boost his concept comprehension.
Since he could now divide his consciousness into three, he could absorb three different types of Concept Energy to boost his comprehension simultaneously.
He put the Concept Energy refined from the Earth Concept Fragments on hold as he continued improving his comprehension of the other three concepts.
Although he comprehended the Fire Concept as well, it was unnecessary for him to improve it intentionally. As soon as his Wind Concept improved, the Fire Concept would improve naturally.
After all, his Fire Concept originated from the Wind Concept.
In the beginning, he could not help Xiong Quan as he was absorbing the Concept Energy refined by the Sword Concept Fragments. It was what Xiong Quan needed!
Without knowledge of how much time had passed, Duan Ling Tian could finally help Xiong Quan improve his Sword Concept after he successfully broke his Sword Concept through to the Ninth Advanced Level.
Duan Ling Tian partially absorbed the 60% Concept Energy refined from the Sword Concept Fragments through the Profound Assimilation Formation that he controlled, and he managed to successfully break through after absorbing merely 10% of it.
After all, his Sword Concept had broken through to the Eighth Advanced Level earlier.
He was only one level from reaching the top, and naturally, that meant the Peak of Concept.
The Profound Assimilation Formation would refine the Concept Fragments while the Concept Energy lingering in it could only elevate a person’s concept to the Ninth Advanced Level.
It was impossible to elevate it to a level higher.
The Concept Energy refined by the Sword Concept Fragments arrived before Xiong Quan like a sharp sword piercing the sky with Duan Ling Tian’s maneuver.
With the aid of Duan Ling Tian’s Spiritual Energy, the Concept Energy merged into Xiong Quan’s body successfully.
Without noticing what was happening, Xiong Quan quietly absorbed the Concept Energy that was sent his way.
As Duan Ling Tian absorbed the other three types of Concept Energy while elevating them at the same time, Xiong Quan’s Sword Concept was already elevating at a terrifying speed.
‘I never expected Xiong Quan’s cultivation base to elevate to Void Interpretation Stage with the spirit fruits within such a short period of time… I think it shouldn’t be too hard for him to elevate it to the Void Transformation Stage if he’s given a little more time.’ Duan Ling Tian was distracted from thinking about other matters while he absorbed the three types of Concept Energy greedily.
‘I wonder how many Concept Fragments Clan Leader had tossed in… The Concept Energy refined through the Profound Assimilation Formation is too much! Those that I’m controlling right now might be enough to elevate the three concepts I have to the Ninth Advanced Level,’ Duan Ling Tian thought to himself.
‘It’s only because of the spirit fruit for the Void Transformation martial artist that the Clan Leader gave earlier that I managed to successfully break through to the Ninth Level Void Transformation Stage.” Duan Ling Tian’s focus shifted his focus to his cultivation base.
After consuming a spirit fruit after he returned from his trip, he managed to successfully break through to the Eighth Level Void Transformation Stage.
He consumed another spirit fruit earlier and successfully broke through to Ninth Level Void Transformation, leaving him only a step away from achieving the Martial Monarch Stage.
‘Now… Since I’ve comprehended the Ninth Advanced Level Sword Concept, I can begin to comprehend the Sword Profundity using the Sword Profundity Fragments!’
‘As long as I’m given sufficient time, breaking through to the Martial Monarch Stage is definite.’ Duan Ling Tian’s emotion was a little stirred as he thought of this point. He was eager to immediately bring out the Sword Profundity Fragment from his Spatial Ring to begin his comprehension of the Sword Profundity.
However, he managed to hold on to that thought.
‘My priority now should be elevating the other three concepts… If I manage to elevate them to the Ninth Advanced Level, then I’d be able to use relative Profundity Fragments to comprehend the profundities!’ Duan Ling Tian was pumped as he thought about it.
Absorb! Absorb! Absorb!
Currently, Duan Ling Tian was greedily absorbing the three types of majestic Concept Energy greedily. He could already clearly feel the continuous elevation of the Wind, Thunder and Earth Concepts.
Time passed silently, and even if Duan Ling Tian had no idea how long had passed, the only thing in his mind at that time was to continue absorbing greedily. He had no idea what was happening out there.
Naturally, he had no idea that the Guild Master of the Main Alchemist Guild in the Southern Outer Land of Cheng He had arrived at the Lu Clan. He remained in the clan and waited for Duan Ling Tian to reveal himself.
There were two silhouettes standing outside of the Profound Assimilation Formation.
There was a majestic middle-aged man and anonther old man who looked like a saint.
“Former Clan Leader, what’s happening?”
The middle-aged man was the current Clan Leader of the Lu Clan, Lu Rui. He could not help but frown as he anxiously asked the old man next to him, “It has been two months… Why is Elder Duan not coming out yet?”
“Don’t worry,” said the former Clan Leader, Lu Qiu. Instead of being as anxious as Lu Rui, he said with a calm face, “Don’t forget the person who created this Profound Assimilation Formation.”
Lu Rui was stunned when he heard what Lu Qiu said.
At that moment, he seemed to recall something as he racked his brain. His pupils shrunk as he thought to himself, ‘I almost forgot… According to the handbook that our ancestor left behind, it was the Rebirth Martial Emperor who created the Profound Assimilation Formation!’
‘Elder Duan’s the reincarnation of the Rebirth Martial Emperor… He knows the Profound Assimilation Formation very well… He must’ve gotten the very best in there.’ Lu Rui was sure of it as he recalled everything.
“The longer he stays in the Profound Assimilation Formation, the more he would be able to elevate himself… Seems like Elder Duan is going to soar this time!” Lu Rui exclaimed.
“It’s just the Lu Clan’s luck to be able to meet Elder Duan… We’ve to cherish our great luck,” Lu Qui said in all seriousness.
“Understood.” Lu Rui nodded.
He knew that even if the former Clan Leader did not remind him.
“Clan Leader!” At that moment, a hurried voice was heard outside, “M-miss Tian Wu’s here!”
“Miss Tian Wu?” Lu Rui was stunned at first but later forced a smile. “It seems like Miss Tian Wu is getting impatient from the wait… Let her in if she wants to.”
A while later, a gorgeous red-clad lady whose face seemed to be covered with a layer of frost entered.
“Where is he?” Feng Tian Wu asked in a cold tone while looking at Lu Rui.
Lu Rui looked at the Profound Assimilation Formation nearby after hearing Feng Tian Wu’s question. All he could see was mist.