Chapter 1144: Heavenly Jewel Obtained
Translator: EndlessFantasy Translation Editor: EndlessFantasy Translation
Feng Tian Wu and Xiong Quan’s situation was a perfect example of how the progress in the Martial Monarch Stage should be. They progressed one step at a time.
One step at a time!
This meant that every step was extremely slow and difficult.
However, this was not the case for Duan Ling Tian who had consumed the Rebirth Pill.
His progress after breaking through to the Martial Monarch Stage was as simple and easy as drinking water. This could be seen by the way he progressed from the First Level to the Third Level Martial Monarch Stage in just two months !
“This is all thanks to the Rebirth Pill.” Duan Ling Tian knew this very well.
Although his innate ability was high and had reached the limit that any human martial artists could reach on Cloud Continent, his progress would not have been so fast if not for the help from the Rebirth Pill’s medicinal efficacy.
Naturally, just the elevation of his cultivation base was not enough to grant him the additional strength of 7,000 ancient horned dragons in just two months.
The elevation of his cultivation base only granted him an additional strength of 2,000 ancient horned dragons.
The remaining strength of 5,000 ancient horned dragons came from other aspects of his power.
The four aspects of his power were his Origin Energy, Quasi Royal Grade Spirit Sword, Fused Profundity, and Sword Profundity.
The progress of his Origin Energy and the boost from the Quasi Royal Grade Spirit Sword granted him the strength of 2,000 ancient horned dragons.
His Fused Profundity did not have any progress.
Only the Sword Profundity was left.
It was exactly the breakthrough Duan Ling Tian made in the Sword Profundity that granted him the strength of 5,000 ancient horned dragons.
Two months ago, Duan Ling Tian had only comprehended the First Level Monarch Stage Sword Profundity that gave him the strength of 2,000 ancient horned dragons. However, Duan Ling Tian’s Sword Profundity currently gave him the strength of 5,000 ancient horned dragons.
In other words, the Sword Profundity Duan Ling Tian comprehended currently had the strength of 7,000 ancient horned dragons.
The Sword Profundity with the strength of 7,000 ancient horned dragons was at the Sixth Level Monarch Stage Sword Profundity.
Duan Ling Tian had comprehended the Sixth Level Monarch Stage Sword Profundity.
From the First to the Sixth Level Monarch Stage Sword Profundity, he had advanced five whole levels.
“My Sword Profundity’s progress is actually this huge! During the entire process, I did not rely on any Sword Profundity Fragment to comprehend and raise my Sword Profundity at all. I only relied on the Sword Dao that I’ve memorized.” As for the origin of the Sword Dao, it was none other than the word ‘Sword’ that the Sword Saint Qing Feng Yang left behind.
An obscure message was contained in the word ‘Sword’. This message was none other than the Sword Dao left behind by the Sword Saint Feng Qing Yang.
“According to Sword Saint Feng Qing Yang, if I comprehend half of the Sword Dao he left behind, I’ll be able to roam the Dao Martial Saint Land freely… I’ve only barely scraped the surface, and my Sword Profundity has already been elevated to such an extent,” Duan Ling Tian muttered. When he reached the end of his sentence, his eyes lit up right away. “It appears the strength that’s needed for me to roam the Dao Martial Saint Land freely is much more than what I imagined!”
At this moment, Duan Ling Tian felt that these four words ‘Dao Martial Saint Land’ were as heavy as a mountain, and it was pressing down on him so hard he could barely breathe.
‘Why am I worrying about it so much… Currently, I’ve not even reached the Martial Emperor Stage yet.’ The moment he thought of this, he shook his head and sneered at himself.
When all was said and done, the reason he made such a huge progress in his strength was all thanks to the knowledge left behind by Sword Saint Feng Qing Yang.
He honestly felt thankful toward that guy who called himself the Sword Saint.
“Heavenly Jewel!” The moment Duan Ling Tian returned to his senses, his eyes lit up. He finally remembered his purpose of coming here.
He immediately took the Spatial Rings from the two Imperials of the Berserk Mongrel Rodent Clan. After performing the Blood Ownership Claim, he began to look in the Spatial Rings.
However, he did not find the Heavenly Jewel at all.
“Master, are you looking for the Heavenly Jewel?” Gold Thug saw Duan Ling Tian’s movement and noticed his frown. He immediately guessed what Duan Ling Tian was thinking.
“They didn’t bring it with them,” Duan Ling Tian said.
“It must be in their ancestral shrine,” Gold Thug replied.
“Ancestral shrine?” Duan Ling Tian was stunned. “They were a group of demon beasts… They actually had an ancestral shrine?”
In Duan Ling Tian’s opinion, the ancestral shrine was a human tradition to worship and cherish the memory of their family’s ancestors. It usually held some significance. It did not cross his mind that the Berserk Mongrel Rodent Clan would have an ancestral shrine as well.
Soon after, under Gold Thug’s guidance, Duan Ling Tan arrived at the Berserk Mongrel Rodent Clan’s ancestral shrine.
The ancestral shrine was also completely made out of wood, but it was extremely exquisite. There were many memorial tablets placed on top of it. Each of them was carved with names that were unfamiliar to Duan Ling Tian.
However, Gold Thug was familiar with them.
Gold Thug raised his hand and smashed a memorial tablet on the far right. His face was cold, and killing intent gleamed in his eyes as though he was about to devour someone.
“He’s the Berserk Mongrel Rodent that killed your parents?” Duan Ling Tian asked.
“Yes.” After taking a deep breath to calm himself down, Gold Thug looked at Duan Ling Tian and apologized, “I’m sorry for losing my cool, Master.”
“This is not an issue.” Duan Ling Tian shook his head. “If I were you, I would’ve have torn down the ancestral shrine of the Berserk Mongrel Rodent Clan instead…”
When Duan Ling Tian reached this part of his sentence, he saw Gold Thug’s eyes lit up. It was as though Duan Ling Tian’s words had lit up a lightbulb in his head.
“If you want to tear it down, at least wait until I get my hands on the Heavenly Jewel first.” Duan Ling Tian was really worried this guy would immediately smash the ancestral shrine of the Berserk Mongrel Rodent Clan.
“Yes, Master,” Gold Thug hastily replied.
After that, Duan Ling Tian and the other three began to search the ancestral shrine of the Berserk Mongrel Rodent Clan.
After half a day, they still could not find anything.
“What’s going on?!” Gold Thug frowned. “Previously, I heard the two old men mention that the Heavenly Jewel is always kept inside their ancestral shrine. Why can’t we find it?”
“Take a closer look at your surroundings and those memorial tablets as well… Maybe there’s some hidden storage or something,” Duan Ling Tian reminded.
After Duan Ling Tian’s reminder, the four of them began to search for another thirty minutes before they made a discovery.
“Young Master, look over here.” Xiong Quan’s words caught Duan Ling Tian’s attention.
When he arrived next to Xiong Quan, he looked over in the direction Xiong Quan pointed and immediately saw a loose wooden plank at one of the corners of the ancestral shrine. It seemed to have been tampered with before.
Without any hesitation, Duan Ling Tian took the wooden plank down.
After the removal of the wooden plank, they instantly saw a Spatial Ring. Moreover, nobody had performed the Blood Ownership Claim on it before.
‘Could the Heavenly Jewel be in there?’ When Duan Ling Tian thought of this, his breathing quickened. He felt the hand that was holding on to the Spatial Ring turn as heavy as a mountain.
After Duan Ling Tian took a deep breath to calm himself down, he began to perform the Blood Ownership Claim on the Spatial Ring under the watchful eyes of Xiong Quan and the others.
Duan Ling Tian instantly looked inside the Spatial Ring after he performed the Blood Ownership Claim.
It was completely empty inside the Spatial Ring except for an eye-catching jewel in the corner. The jewel gleamed with five different colors.
These five colors were green, red, blue, khaki, and purple.
They were the colors of the five Nature Energies that corresponded with Wind, Fire, Water, Earth, and Thunder respectively.
The inside of the jewel shone with five different colors. It looked almost identical to Duan Ling Tian’s Fused Profundity that also had five different colors.
“Heavenly Jewel!” Duan Ling Tian was almost 100% certain it was the Heavenly Jewel even without browsing through the Rebirth Martial Emperor’s memory!
The purest Nature Energy was stored inside the jewel.
This was the Heavenly Jewel!
For a moment, Duan Ling Tian’s face was overcome with delight. Even his body trembled slightly from the excitement.
Without any hesitation, Duan Ling Tian took the Heavenly Jewel out and held it in his trembling hand.
He finally obtained the Heavenly Jewel! It was ice-cold.
Soon after, a startled expression appeared on Duan Ling Tian’s face when he noticed the energy that was transmitted by the Heavenly Jewel.
It was fierce, furious, mild, heavy, and tyrannical.
Five different energies rushed into his body. He had to mobilize his Fused Profundity to let both of them meet.
“Just as I expected!” Soon after, Duan Ling Tian discovered the moment the Fused Profundity encountered the Heavenly Jewel Energy that the Heavenly Jewel released, both of them merged perfectly like milk and water. Everything felt very natural.
“T-This…” Duan Ling Tian’s eyes suddenly narrowed.
At this moment, he could faintly feel that his Fused Profundity had a slight transformation as though it had made some progress. Although the progress was small and far from making a breakthrough, Duan Ling Tian could feel it clearly.
“This small progress feels more than the progress I made trying to comprehend it in the past 2 months using the three Nature Profundity Fragments.” Duan Ling Tian was secretly shocked. He felt that all the effort he had used to comprehend the three Nature Profundity Fragments in the past two months  was a waste.
“As expected of the Heavenly Jewel… Perhaps, it’ll facilitate a breakthrough in my Fused Profundity by the time I arrive at the Yin Yang Sect’s estate! At that time, my strength would be raised to another level again!” Duan Ling Tian was dreaming again.
Naturally, it might not remain a dream.
Judging by the Heavenly Jewel Energy that the Heavenly Jewel released, it was not impossible for him to raise the level of his Fused Profundity in a short period of time.
Naturally, they would have to wait for a while before they could see any result.
“T-This is the Heavenly jewel?” Feng Tian Wu and Xiong Quan had both recovered from their shock of seeing Duan Ling Tian’s current strength. Both of them currently had their attention on the Heavenly Jewel in Duan Ling Tian’s hand.
Even Gold Thug’s attention was caught by the Heavenly Jewel in Duan Ling Tian’s hand.
Although he had heard about the Heavenly Jewel in the past, it was all just hearsay.
This was his first time seeing the Heavenly Jewel. Moreover, it was just an arm’s length away from him.
Naturally, he did not dare to touch it at all.
He did not want his Master to misunderstand him.