Chapter 1140: Arriving At the Inner Land
Translator: EndlessFantasy Translation Editor: EndlessFantasy Translation
“Master, we could take the miniature swift boat.” Soon after, Gold Thug’s eyes lit up when he recalled something.
“Miniature swift boat?” Duan Ling Tian was stunned.
Before he could browse through the Rebirth Martial Emperor’s memory to learn about the differences between the miniature swift boat and the large swift boat, Gold Thug explained, “Miniature swift boats are extremely fast. Its speed is two times faster than large swift boats. In other words, if we travel by the miniature swift boat to the Inner Land, it’ll only take us about twenty days.”
Duan Ling Tian’s eyes brightened instantly.
“This is true.” Gold Thug nodded.
“In that case, let’s switch to the miniature swift boat.” Duan Ling Tian’s eyes gleamed as he immediately made a decision. A hint of longing for the Heavenly Jewel could be seen in the depth of his eyes.
In his opinion, a Heavenly Jewel filled with Nature Energy was undoubtedly a timely help.
‘The Heavenly Jewel is a windfall for me. With my current strength, it’s impossible for me to break into the Yin Yang Sect and bring Ke’er and Little Fei’er away,’ Duan Ling Tian thought to himself.
In the next instance, Duan Ling Tian took out a miniature swift boat from the Spatial Ring Gold Thug had passed to him and let Feng Tian Wu and Xiong Quan on the boat.
“Senior.” Duan Ling Tian looked at the old man sitting in the distance and smiled faintly. “Let me send you to your destination.”
The old man was none other than the old man who had warned him at the Ruo Shui Riverside.
Originally, the old man felt a little anxious when he saw Duan Ling Tian was about to leave in that miniature swift boat. If they encountered pirates later in their journey, they would certainly die without Duan Ling Tian’s protection.
When he heard Duan Ling Tian’s invitation, he breathed a sigh of relief and hastily stood up. “Thank you, sir.”
In the next moment, the old man also boarded the miniature swift boat.
“Let’s go.” Duan Ling Tian motioned to Gold Thug and proceeded to board the miniature swift boat.
“Sir, can you please bring me along as well?”
“Sir, if you leave, we’ll die if we encounter the pirates. Please bring us along with you!”
“Please bring us all with you, sir!”
Soon after, all the passengers on the Yin Yang Sect’s swift boat stood up one by one and walked toward Duan Ling Tian. Each of them had an anxious look on their faces. They were worried there would be no place for them in the miniature boat if they were slow.
Duan Ling Tian glanced at them indifferently. He did not bother with them at all and boarded the miniature boat.
Put aside the fact that the boat would not be able to accommodate so many people even if he took out the other three boats, he was not obligated to help these people at all. They were not his responsibility.
Previously, when they were at the Ruo Shui Riverside, all these people had folded their arms and looked on when he was in danger. They were unwilling to warn him even through a simple Voice Transmission.
Duan Ling Tian was bitterly disappointed by their callousness.
However, this did not mean that Duan Ling Tian hated them. Everyone had a right to make their own decisions, nobody could force them.
It was similar to how he had decided to not bring any of them away on the miniature swift boat.
“Hurmph!” When Gold Thug saw Duan Ling Tian ignoring these people, he snorted. He released a gust of wind from his body that pushed the people who were scrambling forward away.
“Sir, I’m willing to pay 100 Origin Stones if you bring me away!”
“Sir, I’m willing to pay too!”
The group of people who were forced to retreat saw Gold Thug boarding the miniature swift boat after he pushed them away. They began to panic when they saw the miniature swift boat rising up into the air and pulling away from the large swift boat they were in.
Many people were willing to spend more Origin Stones to board the miniature swift boat.
Unfortunately, the miniature swift boat did not turn back after it pulled away from the large swift boat. It disappeared like a bolt of lightning before their eyes.
For a moment, the people in the large swift boat had despair written all over their faces.
“Why did he bring the old man but not me?” Someone asked unhappily.
Everyone was instantly confused by this.
However, this would remain a mystery forever to them.
When they were at the Ruo Shui Riverside, the old man warned Duan Ling Tian through Voice Transmission, and Duan Ling Tian had discreetly responded to him without anyone noticing.
The miniature swift boat soared through the sky and continued to head north to the Inner Land.
“How fast!” Inside the miniature swift boat, Xiong Quan stared at the swift boat beneath his feet with a startled expression. “I can’t believe that this thing looks so unassuming, but it’s actually so fast!”
“If it’s not fast, how’s it going to chase after the large swift boats?” Duan Ling Tian chimed in.
Xiong Quan was hit by a realization. Only then did he remember that Gold Thug was originally a pirate, and he usually relied on these miniature swift boats to search and hunt for his prey. It would not make sense if his speed was slower than his prey.
“Thank you, sir,” the old man thanked Duan Ling Tian again.
He knew the moment he boarded this miniature swift boat, he would arrive at the Inner Land safe and sound.
As for the group of people earlier, they would most likely die. There was not even one Martial Monarch among them.
If they did not encounter any Ruo Shui River’s pirates, they might be able to reach the Inner Land safely.
However, they would certainly die if they encountered the pirates during their journey.
“Senior, you don’t have to thank me. If you didn’t warn me when we were at Ruo Shui Riverside, I wouldn’t have repaid your good deed today.” Duan Ling Tian smiled indifferently. “Everything has a cause and effect.”
“You really reap what you sow. I’m lucky that I warned you at that time,” the old man lamented. He still felt a lingering fear. He knew if he did not warn the purple-clad young man out of kindness that time, he would have been left behind in the large swift boat and would share the same fate as the other passengers.
The speed of the miniature swift boat was extremely fast. This could be clearly felt when they looked at the clouds in the sky.
There was nothing to see in the surroundings at all. The Ruo Shui River stretched endlessly before their eyes.
During the journey, Duan Ling Tian continued to immerse himself in cultivation again.
Nine Dragons War Sovereign Technique — Divine Dragon Form.
Three Nature Profundity Fragments were tightly gripped in his hands as he continued to comprehend and raise his Fused Profundity.
Moreover, he had also gained a lot from the Sword Dao contained in the word ‘Sword’.
“The Fused Profundity is like a bottomless pit. Even when I use the three Nature Profundity Fragments to aid me in comprehending and leveling up, the progress is still so slow.” Duan Ling Tian noticed this after a while.
The progress the Fused Profundity made was far slower compared to ordinary Monarch Profundities.
After comprehending for a period of time, Duan Ling Tian became even more certain about this.
‘The Fused Profundity has the same force with the Emperor Stage Profundity, don’t tell me it’s as difficult to comprehend as the Emperor Stage Profundity!’ The moment he thought of this, his heart was filled with a sense of helplessness.
He took out the Emperor Stage Wind Profundity Fragment he had obtained in the Martial Emperor’s secret treasure previously and attempted to comprehend and elevate his Fused Profundity, but he discovered it was completely useless.
“It appears this Fused Profundity, the result of the merging of five different Monarch Stage Nature Profundities, still belongs in the domain of the Monarch Stage Profundity. I can’t raise it by using the Emperor Stage Profundity Fragment.”
The Emperor Stage Profundity fragment was only helpful to Profundities higher than the Ninth Level Monarch Stage Profundity.
However, Duan Ling Tian knew very well that he could not turn back now. No matter how difficult it was to raise the Fused Profundity and how the path he had chosen was filled with obstacles, he still needed to comprehend it. There was no way he could turn back since he could not separate the fused profundities.
It was silent in the miniature swift boat.
Everyone was immersed in cultivating and comprehending their Profundities.
Time continued to pass by quietly.
The span of twenty days passed in just a blink of an eye.
During these twenty days, some pirates who lacked judgment would try to rob them occasionally. However, they were easily dealt with by Gold Thug.
Some were directly killed while some were thrown into the Ruo Shui River by him.
During their journey, they also encountered two whirlpools, but Gold Thug easily navigated them away from the whirlpools.
As the leader of the infamous Four Southern River Thugs in the southern area of the Ruo Shui River, the huge Ruo Shui River was like a garden to Gold Thug.
“Master, we’ve arrived.” Duan Ling Tian who was cultivating was woken up by Gold Thug. When he regained his senses, he noticed they had crossed the Ruo Shui River and had finally arrived at the Inner Land.
Feng Tian Wu, Xiong Quan, and the old man woke up one after another.
Swish! Swish! Swish!
They only realized they had arrived at the Ruo Shui Riverside when they climbed out of the miniature swift boats. Naturally, this was the Ruo Shui Riverside on the Inner Land.
This was Duan Ling Tian and the other’s destination — the Inner Land. It was also at the center of the Cloud Continent, and there were many powerhouses here.
“This is the Inner Land.” Duan Ling Tian narrowed his eyes and looked at his surroundings.
The other half was the Ruo Shui River while the other half was a desert that stretched out as far as their eyes could see.
“Master, the Yin Yang Sect’s estate is right there, and the estate of the Berserk Mongrel Rodent Clan’s branch is right there.” Gold Thug pointed in the direction of northeast before pointing northwest again.
The Yin Yang Sect’s estate and the estate of the Berserk Mongrel Rodent Clan’s branch were in two different directions. One was in the northeast while the other was in the northwest.
“Senior, we’re heading northwest. Is that the direction that you’re heading in?” Duan Ling Tian asked as he looked at the old man.
“I’ll be heading north.” The old man smiled and bade Duan Ling Tian goodbye. “Sir, thank you for taking care of me throughout this journey. I hope to see you again.”
“I’m sure we’ll meet again.” Duan Ling Tian nodded and smiled in reply.
In the next instance, the old man flew north and disappeared before their eyes.
“Let’s go.” Duan Ling Tian motioned to Feng Tian Wu, Xiong Quan, and Gold Thug. With a raise of his hand, an invisible energy swirled around Feng Tian Wu’s body as it led her northeast.
Duan Ling Tian brought Feng Tian Wu along with him as flew as fast as he could. His entire being seemed to have transformed into a five-colored gigantic sword that soon disappeared at the horizon in the northeast direction.
“Let’s go.” Behind them, Gold Thug raised a hand and brought Xiong Quan along as well.
Their destination was the estate of the Berserk Mongrel Rodent Clan’s branch.