Chapter 1182: Duan Ling Tian’s Intention
Translator: EndlessFantasy Translation Editor: EndlessFantasy Translation
Upon hearing Duan Ling Tian’s words, the crowd’s eyes lit up right away as they looked at him in anticipation one by one. Even Zhou Zheng, the Clan Leader of the Zhou Clan, and Zhou Ji, the manager of the Zhou Clan Auction Square were curious too.
Under the watchful eyes of the crowd, Duan Ling Tian began to announce neither hurriedly nor slowly, “The grade one Spirit Sword and the Life Recovery Pill that I entrusted to be auctioned came from my sect, the Ling Tian Sect!”
The Ling Tian Sect!
The moment Duan Ling Tian’s words left his mouth, everyone except Feng Tian Wu were stunned with bewilderment.
Of course, they knew the Ling Tian Sect.
The Ling Tian Sect was formerly known as the Yin Yang Sect. It had met with a catastrophe and then had its name changed by the first Sect Leader to appear in almost 1,000 years.
“Is it the same Ling Tian Sect that has a Sect Leader called Duan Ling Tian?” Somebody asked.
Everyone was familiar with the fact that the Sect Leader of the Ling Tian Sect was a young powerhouse called Duan Ling Tian.
“I’m Duan Ling Tian!” In the face of their doubts, Duan Ling Tian declared with a calm expression.
The moment he said that, it was like a stone that set off a thousand ripples, taking everybody, including Zhou Zheng by surprise as all their faces were filled with astonishment.
This purple-clad young man was Duan Ling Tian, the Sect Leader of Ling Tian Sect, that had raised a babel of discussion in public this whole time?
“No wonder… No wonder he is so powerful! So, he’s the Sect Leader of the Ling Tian Sect after all!” A pang of realization hit Zhou Zheng. At the same time, he glanced at Duan Ling Tian with a complicated look.
In the past, when the Ling Tian Sect was still the Yin Yang Sect, he did not feel any fear at all when the Peak Master of Yin Peak and Yang Peak came to find him because his strength was in no way inferior to theirs.
Yet, right now, the Sect Leader of the Ling Tian Sect had given him an inexplicable sense of pressure that bore down on him so much that he could hardly breathe. This pressure came from the powerful strength that this person possessed.
This Sect Leader killed even the grand elder of the Zhou Clan who had made a breakthrough to the Ninth Level Martial Monarch Stage. One could easily imagine just how powerful he was.
Perhaps, it would be easy for this person to annihilate the Zhou Clan.
“He’s Duan Ling Tian, the Sect Leader of the Ling Tian Sect?”
“No wonder he’s so strong! So, he’s actually that Sect Leader of Ling Tian Sect that everyone has been talking about recently.”
The other people were hit by a pang of realization too.
Some women even stared at Duan Ling Tian with love-struck eyes.
“Zhou Li was pretty unlucky. He actually offended such a fiend,” Zhou Ji sighed.
Even if it were in his dreams, Zhou Li was most likely unable to imagine that one of the two customers that he had served was actually the Sect Leader of the Ling Tian Sect that had provoked a whirlwind of discussion recently.
If he had known about it, he never would have had any covetous thoughts towards the two auctioned items at all even if he were beaten to death.
What a joke!
Those two items were the very same freaking items that the Sect Leader of Ling Tian Sect had entrusted to be auctioned.
It was rumored that the Sect Leader of the Ling Tian Sect could kill the former Peak Leader of the Yang Peak of the Yin Yang Sect who had unleashed all his techniques and exerted his maximum force in just one blow without using his spirit weapon at all.
The former Peak Leader of the Yang Peak had a strength that was in no way inferior to the Clan Leader of their Zhou Clan.
“Sect Leader Duan, did the sword and the pill that you entrusted to be auctioned really come from your Ling Tian Sect?” Right at this moment, Zhou Zheng looked at Duan Ling Tian and asked with a grave expression, “As far as I know, your Ling Tian Sect doesn’t have any grade one weapons craftsman and alchemist at all.”
“Clan Leader Zhou, are you sure you’re talking about our Ling Tian Sect and not the original Yin Yang Sect?” In the face of Zhou Zheng’s query, Duan Ling Tian asked rhetorically.
Zhou Zheng was stunned into silence.
“Right now, I’m sure that all of you must have the same question with Clan Leader Zhou in your hearts. In that case, I’ll answer all of you at the same time.” Overseeing the place, Duan Ling Tian announced in a crisp voice, “That sword and that pill came from none other than the hands of the grade one weapons craftsman and alchemist in my Ling Tian Sect!”
Although they were already mentally prepared, the moment they heard Duan Ling Tian, the Sect Leader of the Ling Tian Sect, admit the fact on his own, everybody still could not suppress their astonishment.
“On top of that… I hope that all of you could help me to spread out a piece of important news,” Duan Ling Tian continued.
For a moment, everybody’s gaze shifted towards Duan Ling Tian. Some who could hardly wait even asked out loud, “Pardon me, Sect Leader Duan. May we know what is it that you want us to spread out?”
“From today onwards, the Ling Tian Sect will open up its doors and accept grade one weapons craftsmen and alchemists in huge numbers!” Seeing that the time was right, Duan Ling Tian announced boisterously, “Whichever grade one weapons craftsman and alchemist that joins the Ling Tian Sect will be able to receive pointers and improve your own Weapon and Medicine Refinement level.”
As for from whom they would be receiving the pointers, Duan Ling Tian did not care to elaborate.
However, the people on the scene could guess who as the sword and the pill that was auctioned by the Zhou Clan was no doubt the best explanation.
Just as most of them were still in a daze, two swishing sounds resonated in the air. Duan Ling Tian and Feng Tian Wu disappeared without a trace, and it was evident that they had already left.
“It looks like the auction fair that was held by our Zhou Clan’s Auction Square today has become Duan Ling Tian’s stage instead.” Zhou Zheng smiled wryly.
Right now, if he still could not see the intention of Duan Ling Tian entrusting the sword and the pill to be auctioned at the Zhou Clan’s Auction Square, then it meant that he had lived for so many years in vain.
The sword and the pill were merely bait.
His final goal was actually the grade one weapons craftsmen and alchemists who were desperate to increase their Weapon and Medicine Refinement level.
Unlike Zhou Zheng whose concern was different, what the other people cared about more was whether the Ling Tian Sect would still release grade one spirit weapons and pills like the items that had been auctioned just now.
No matter what, the fact that the Ling Tian Sect had a Weapon Craftsman that could refine a grade one spirit weapon that could give a strength boost of 90% and an alchemist that could refine a grade one pill that had a purity of 91% began to spread across the land.
Not only that, but the Ling Tian Sect had also started to accept grade one Weapon Craftsmen and alchemists from outside their clan in huge numbers. All grade one Weapon Craftsmen and alchemists who joined the Ling Tian Sect would be able to receive pointers on how to create the grade one items.
If it were just an ordinary sect that had spread out such news of recruiting grade one Weapon Craftsmen and alchemists, it would undoubtedly receive a lot of tongue-lashing from the public.
However, the Ling Tian Sect was different.
The Ling Tian Sect could produce a grade one spirit weapon that could give a boost in strength by 90% and a grade one pill that had a purity of 90% and above.
If one did not believe it, one could check out the Zhou Clan’s estate in Ataraxia City.
There were a grade one spirit weapon and a grade one Life Recovery Pill in the hands of the Zhou Clan that came from the Ling Tian Sect.
Ever since then, a grade one weapons craftsman and alchemist would go to the Zhou Clan’s mansion once in a while, and the clan would go out of their way to welcome them.
However, the moment these grade one weapons craftsmen and alchemists saw the sword and the pill that the Zhou Clan managed to bid for, they hastily left again, completely ignoring the Clan Leader of the Zhou Clan and the group of elders who tried to cozy up to them.
This made the Zhou Clan members hate Duan Ling Tian to the core as he had used them for his own advantage,
Of course, this took place much later in the story.
After leaving the Zhou Clan’s Auction Square, Duan Ling Tian and Feng Tian Wu headed back to the Ling Tian Sect at breakneck speed as though they had transformed into two lightning bolts.
“Was that the most important matter that you brought me out to settle?” After losing her memory, Feng Tian Wu rarely took the initiative to talk to Duan Ling Tian first.
“That’s right.” Duan Ling Tian smiled as he nodded. “I want to borrow their mouths to spread the news of the grade one Spirit Sword and the Life Recovery Pill. That way, working together with Xiong Quan and the Gold Thug, we’ll be able to bait many grade one weapons craftsmen and alchemists in a short period of time.”
“Is it really just to bait them over?” Feng Tian Wu blinked her autumn eyes as she asked.
“Of course not,” Duan Ling Tian shook his head and replied seriously, “As long as the weapons craftsmen and alchemists who are willing to join our Ling Tian Sect are willing to learn, I’d be glad to teach them all. But, of course, it’s up to them exactly how much they can learn.”
As the person who had merged with the memory of the two reincarnations of the Rebirth Martial Emperor, he understood very well just how difficult it was for a grade one weapons craftsman and alchemist to make progress.
It was almost impossible to make any progress if one did not have a superior innate talent.
The preeminent in this context referred to a person who was the most distinguished in a group of grade one weapons craftsmen and alchemists and could surpass most of them.
Feng Tian Wu nodded her head lightly.
Suddenly, as though a lightbulb went off in her mind, she asked in a faint voice, “Judging from the way you’re recruiting the grade one weapons craftsmen and alchemists, I’m sure you have other intentions other than for the sake of the Ling Tian Sect, don’t you?”
“Yes.” Duan Ling Tian nodded, not denying it. “Be it the mass-recruiting of grade one weapons craftsmen and alchemists, or the deliberate act of mine to spread my name widely, I’m doing all of that actually to find Ke’er and Little Fei’er.”
The grade one weapons craftsmen and alchemists had an extensive network that was hard for an ordinary person to imagine. With their help, Duan Ling Tian believed that he would be able to find the two girls soon.
He also wanted to spread the notoriety of his own name because he wished to let the two girls know that he had already come to the Inner Land and that they could rush back to the Ling Tian Sect to reconcile with him.
“They must be very outstanding, aren’t they?” Feng Tian Wu asked.
“I’ve told you about them in detail in the past. But you’ve now forgotten about it because of your amnesia.” Duan Ling Tian smiled before proceeded to re-introduce Ke’er and Li Fei to Feng Tian Wu. When he mentioned the two girls, his eyes flowed with warmth.
Just by listening to him, Feng Tian Wu could hear the significance of Ke’er and Li Fei in Duan Ling Tian’s heart.
“How I wish to meet them,” Feng Tian Wu responded lightly in the end.
“You’ll get your chance.” Duan Ling Tain smiled and nodded.
Soon, both of them returned to the Ling Tian Sect.
The first thing that Duan Ling Tian did was to look for Luo Ping. “Vice Sect Leader Luo, get some disciples to prepare a place to stay. It’s better if you can dig a flat platform at the middle of the mountain and build some multi-story pavilions there.”
“Sect Leader, are you and Miss Tian Wu going to stay there?” Luo Ping nodded, unable suppress the question from rising.
“No, it’s not for us. It’s mainly for the new members of our Ling Tian Sect,” Duan Ling Tian smiled as he said.
“New members?” Luo Ping was taken aback. She completely had no idea what Duan Ling Tian was talking about.
“You’ll find out soon.” Duan Ling Tian flashed a mysterious smirk, and Luo Ping smiled wryly in response. Her face was filled with confusion and befuddlement.