Chapter 1122: Ruo Shui Riverside
Translator: EndlessFantasy Translation Editor: EndlessFantasy Translation
After leaving the Darkhan Dynasty, Duan Ling Tian and Feng Tian Wu returned to the Lu Clan in the Northern Mountain Land.
“There’s still no breakthrough?” When Duan Ling Tian returned to his residence, he immediately extended his Spiritual Energy to Xiong Quan’s room to check on his status.
Currently, Xiong Quan was at the final juncture of making a breakthrough to the Martial Monarch Stage.
‘With the spirit fruit’s medicinal efficacy as the catalyst, Xiong Quan will take a few days at the most to break through,’ Duan Ling Tian thought to himself.
That meant Duan Ling Tian would also have to wait for a few more days. He turned to look at Feng Tian Wu. “Tian Wu, you can return to your room and rest in these few days. After Xiong Quan has broken through, we’ll take our leave.”
“Alright.” Feng Tian Wu nodded obediently before returning to her room.
Her face was covered with a layer of frost again when she met the servants in her residence, radiating an unfriendly and unapproachable aura.
“Miss Tian Wu.” However, the servants greeted her respectfully. They did not find this unusual at all.
After Tian Wu returned to her room, Dean Ling Tian went to find Lu Rui, the Clan Leader of Lu Clan and revealed his intention to leave.
“Elder Duan…. Y-You’re leaving?!” Although he had long guessed Duan Ling Tian would leave eventually and would not remain in such a small place like their Lu Clan, he did not think that day would come so fast.
It was so fast that he was at loss about what to do.
“Yes.” Duan Ling Tian nodded before saying earnestly, “Clan Leader, thank you for the care that you, Former Clan Leader, and the other elders have given me during my stay in the Lu Clan. I’ll be here for a few more days. During this time, I’ll refine some grade one pills and spirit weapons for the clan.”
When Lu Rui heard of the first half of Duan Ling Tian’s words, Lu Rui quickly replied respectfully. “You flatter us, Elder Duan.”
However, after hearing the second half of Duan Ling Tian’s words, his eyes immediately brightened as he stared at Duan Ling Tian eagerly. “Elder Duan, can I continue to stay by your side to observe when you refine the pills?”
“Of course!” Duan Ling Tian nodded before adding, “Ask those few grade two alchemist elders to join in as well. If the process of me refining pills benefits you, then it can also be considered as a gift to the Lu Clan before I leave.”
“Thank you, Elder Duan! I’ll go and prepare the medicinal materials and weapon refining materials now!” Lu Rui left with an elated expression on his face.
Duan Ling Tian waited patiently at the main hall.
Naturally, he did not stay idle while he was waiting. Three Nature Profundity Fragments appeared in his hands immediately.
While he was comprehending and raising the Fused Profundity, he also studied the Sword Dao contained in the word ‘Sword’ his mind.
Origin Energy rolled inside his body due to the mental cultivation method of the Nine Dragons War Sovereign Technique, Divine Dragon Form, as the medicinal efficacy of the Rebirth Pill followed suit.
In the previous few months, Duan Ling Tian did not intentionally cultivate so he had not broken through the Second Level Martial Monarch Stage.
Boom! Boom! Boom!
At this moment, the bottleneck that was pounded on by the Origin Energy that had merged with the Rebirth Pill began to show signs on weakening.
“If I continue to cultivate like this, I’ll be able to successfully break through to the Second Level Martial Monarch Stage in no time!” Duan Ling Tian was extremely confident about this.
However, it was apparent that it was impossible for him to cultivate since the tranquility was only temporary.
Soon after, Lu Rui came back with a pile of medicinal materials with a few grade two alchemist elders in tow.
After Lu Rui and the few grade two alchemist elders greeted Duan Ling Tian, Duan Ling Tian began to refine the medicine.
Dark Gold Pill Fire gleamed and merged with the Quasi Royal Grade Spirit Cauldron and the pile of medicinal materials.
Whoosh! Whoosh! Whoosh!
At the same time, Duan Ling Tian’s hands moved swiftly. The way he refined the medicine was so skilfull and dextrous that Lu Rui and the others were stunned.
In within a day and a night, Duan Ling Tian did not rest for even a moment. He was refining the pills very seriously.
He refined them with utmost care since this was a parting gift for the Lu Clan. In addition to the shocking 100% success rate of refining pills, each and every one of the pill had close to 100% purity.
After a day and a night, Duan Ling Tian finally stopped.
When Duan Ling Tian saw Lu Rui and the others were still deep in their thoughts, he placed the pills aside before he returned to his residence.
After he returned, he crafted a few grade one spirit weapons using the materials Lu Rui had given him. After Xiong Quan had broken through to the Martial Monarch Stage, he would give Lu Rui a few grade one spirit weapons.
Five days later.
The Origin Energy in Lu Rui’s hand-rolled and merged with the spirit weapon in his hand before it soared up, turning into an energy that was a lot more powerful with bloodcurdling aura.
The Heaven and Earth Energy whirled above his head as the Heaven and Earth Phenomenon flashed and appeared.
2,000 silhouettes of ancient horned dragons appeared followed closely by 1,800 silhouettes of ancient horned dragons that spiraled as they descended in a lively manner. The visual impact was shocking!
“A-A 90% boost?” Lu Rui’s eyes narrowed. He was baffled, and disbelief was written on his face.
Grade one spirit weapons that gave a boost of 88% were already considered quite good. However, the one in his hand gave a 99% boost! It could truly be considered as the best!
“Elder Duan, these few grade one spirit weapons…” After a long while, Lu Rui finally regained his senses and looked at the purple-clad young man who led his three-person group.
Before Lu Rui could finish his words, the purple-clad young man interrupted him by saying, “The rest of the grade one spirit weapons give a 90% boost.”
The purple-clad young man was none other than Duan Ling Tian.
As for the two people by his side, they were Feng Tian Wu and Xiong Quan.
“Clan Leader, please send my regards to Former Clan Leader and the three Guardian Elders. It’s time for us to take our leave.” Before Lu Rui returned to his senses, Duan Ling Tian had already finished his sentence and turned around to leave.
Feng Tian Wu and Xiong Quan followed behind him like shadows.
“Elder Duan!” When Lu Rui finally regained his senses, he noticed that the silhouettes of Duan Ling Tian and the other two were slowly disappearing before his eyes.
He could not help but shake his head as he sighed. “I wonder if I’ll be able to meet Elder Duan again in the future.”
‘I only hope that when Elder Duan becomes a Martial Emperor and stands at the peak of the Cloud Continent, he’ll still remember the Lu Clan in the Northern Mountain Land,’ Lu Rui thought to himself with anticipation.
After Duan Ling Tian and the other two left the Lu Clan, they continued to head north — their destination was the Ruo Shui Riverside.
If they wanted to cross the Ruo Shui River, they would first have to go to Ruo Shui Riverside. Once they arrived, they would board a swift boat across the Ruo Shui River to the Inner Land instead of swimming across.
Although it was not impossible for Duan Ling Tian, Feng Tian Wu, and Xiong Quan to cross the river that way, there were still some risks.
“If we encounter whirlpools in the Ruo Shui River, I’ll be okay. However, Tian Wu and Xiong Quan will be in danger! I can probably only rescue one person!” Due to this reason, Duan Ling Tian decided to go to the Inner Land by the swift boat even though the cost was extremely expensive.
During the journey to Ruo Shui Riverside, Duan Ling Tian did not remain idle. He was busy explaining Ruo Shui River to Feng Tian Wu and Xiong Quan.
“Even a Martial Emperor would be swallowed by the Ruo Shui River… and nine out of ten would meet their death?” Xiong Quan’s eyes widened in shock when he heard about the horrors of Ruo Shui River.
It was hard for him to imagine the river to be so terrifying.
Duan Ling Tian smiled as he asked, “What? Do you want to give it a try?”
The moment Xiong Quan heard this, he quickly shook his head.
He did not want to die!
He had always believed Duan Ling Tian’s words unconditionally. However, he had asked because he found the entire thing unfathomable.
After hearing the horrors of Ruo Shui River, Feng Tian Wu’s face remained unchanged. However, there was dread in the depth of her eyes.
As time continued to go by, Duan Ling Tian and the other two finally saw the horizon of a river in the distance.
“Young Master, is that the Ruo Shui River?” Xiong Quan asked curiously when he saw the boundless horizon that was comparable to the horizon of the sea.
“Yes.” Duan Ling Tian nodded. However, he had a distraught expression on his face as though he was thinking of something.
Soon after, the vast river that stretched out as far as eyes could see appeared in front of Duan Ling Tian and the other two. The water was still, and there were no ripples at all. It was as though it was just a pool of dead water.
Suddenly Duan Ling Tian who was originally flying forward suddenly trembled before he came to a halt in the sky. His face darkened instantly.
“Huh?” Feng Tian Wu stopped as well when she saw Duan Ling Tian had stopped moving.
Xiong Quan who had flown past them immediately turned back. He looked at Duan Ling Tian and asked in bewilderment, “What’s wrong, Young Master?’
However, Duan Ling Tian did not reply Xiong Quan. He stood there quietly with his eyes closed.
After fifteen minutes —
Duan Ling Tian’s body suddenly quivered, his purple robe instantly fluttered.
At this moment, the Origin Energy in Duan Ling Tian’s body that had merged with the Rebirth Pill’s medicinal efficacy had finally broken through the bottleneck that led to the Second Level Martial Monarch Stage and continued to surge forward.
The Origin Energy that charged through the bottleneck immediately underwent an earth-shattering transformation.
The Second Level Martial Monarch Stage!
At this moment, Duan Ling Tian had broken through to the Second Level Martial Monarch Stage. His body’s strength had increased. It was equivalent to the strength of 1,000 ancient horned dragons.
With the boost from the Quasi Royal Grade Spirit Sword, it would raise it to the strength of 2,000 ancient horned dragons.
“Currently, anyone at the Seventh Level Martial Monarch Stage or below should not be a match for me anymore.” Duan Ling Tian’s heart jolted. He opened his eyes that were gleaming brightly like two stars in the sky.
“Let’s go.” After Duan Ling Tian regained his senses, he saw Xiong Quan staring at him worriedly. On the other hand, Feng Tian Wu had a complex look in her eyes. He smiled at them and motioned for them to leave.
The three of them continued on their journey to Ruo Shui Riverside. They could see there were many people waiting in the distance.
When Duan Ling Tian and the other two stood in the sky above Ruo Shui Riverside, a person came forward and smiled at Duan Ling Tian as he said, “Brother, are the three of you here to ride the swift boat? If you buy the boarding token for our Yin Yang Sect’s swift boat now, you’ll only need to pay twenty high-grade Origin Stones per person.” His hands held three exquisite Order Tokens.