Chapter 1183: A Boost of 92%
Translator: EndlessFantasy Translation Editor: EndlessFantasy Translation
“Go and get ready. We are short on time, so make sure you finish it as soon as possible,” Duan Ling Tian told Luo Ping with a solemn face.
“Yes, Sect Leader.” Luo Ping nodded. After bidding her farewell, she proceeded to leave.
After she left, Duan Ling Tian made his rounds at Ling Tian Peak and carefully studied the surroundings.
Looking at the sect that was already on track now, a smile that came from the bottom of his heart spread across his face.
Although he did not have much interest in controlling a sect when he first became the Sect Leader, right then, he was filled with a tiny sense of accomplishment.
“No wonder many people itch to accomplish both success and fame and become a leader of a force. It turns out that the feeling of standing at the top, controlling everything, is actually this great.” Staring at Ling Tian Peak in front of him, Duan Ling Tian’s gaze gradually became unfocused.
This was the sect that he controlled, the Ling Tian Sect!
“There will come a day when I let the entire Cloud Continent know about the existence of the Ling Tian Sect. I believe that day won’t be too far away.” Duan Ling Tian’s eyes gleamed brightly like two stars that seemed to be able to illuminate everything.
A few moments later, Duan Ling Tian left, but he did not return to the place where he stayed. Instead, he went to find for the two You Brothers, who were also the Vice Sect Leaders of the Ling Tian Sect.
“Sect Leader!” Upon seeing Duan Ling Tian, the two You Brothers bowed deeply and dared not slack at all.
“The reason I’m looking for you two is so you can help me gather some materials,” Duan Ling Tian told them.
“Please tell us, Clan Leader.” The You Brothers quickly nodded.
In the next instance, Duan Ling Tian rattled off a long list of materials and asked them to find them in the storehouse of the Ling Tian Sect. If they could not find them in there, then they would have to go outside to search. “I urgently need to use these materials. Make sure you gather them all as soon as possible.”
As he finished, Duan Ling Tian’s face was very glum.
“Don’t worry, Sect Leader. Leave it to us,” the You Brothers pledged in all seriousness and sincerity.
Ever since the Yin Yang Sect had changed its name to the Ling Tian Sect, although they had become the Vice Sect Leaders, they were usually cast aside with no tasks to do.
Looking at Luo Ping, who was always active by the Sect Leader’s side, their hearts were filled with great anxiety.
Now, the Sect Leader had finally come to them for some matters and, of course, they did not dare to be negligent. Making up their minds, they decided to do all that they could in their power to gather all the materials for their Sect Leader in the shortest time possible.
“Go.” Duan Ling Tian dismissed them.
“Yes, Sir,” the You Brothers responded respectfully before they left like two streaks of lightning that vanished before Duan Ling Tian’s eyes.
“By the time they have finished gathering the materials, I can then create puppets without restraint. When the group of puppets that are mobilized by the Origin Stones is grouped together and become a combined puppet, I wonder how strong it’ll become.” As his heart pounded excitedly, Duan Ling Tian’s eyes were full of anticipation.
Long ago, when he had managed to bid for the Mysterious Silver in the Zhou Clan’s Auction Square, he had already made up his mind to refine a group of puppets and group them together using the Inscription Formation he had obtained from the Martial Emperor’s secret treasure.
The group of puppets would be able to cast powerful Origin Energy, and along with the Profundity Fragments embedded in their bodies, they could mimic a Martial Monarch.
Ultimately, Duan Ling Tian would be able to control them through the Mysterious Silver.
“A few more days and I’m sure there will be a grade one weapons craftsmen or alchemists knocking on the door already.” After retracting his daydream, Duan Ling Tian’s thought of discourse changed and soon shifted to another place as he muttered to himself.
Duan Ling Tian was taken by surprise when a grade one weapons craftsman actually came knocking on his door the next day, wanting to meet him.
A glorious, magnificent palace stood in the middle of the mountain at Ling Tian Peak.
This was originally the main hall of the Yin Yang Sect, and it had now become the main hall of the Ling Tian Sect without a hitch.
Today, two people stood in the main hall. One of them was clad in purple and was sitting in the main seat. It was none other than Duan Ling Tian.
The person standing below him was a regularly clothed, middle-aged man whose face was covered in untrimmed stubble as though he had not groomed himself for a long time now.
“Are you a grade one weapons craftsmen?” Duan Ling Tian looked at the middle-aged man and asked nonchalantly.
“Are you the Sect Leader of the Ling Tian Sect?” Despite his sloppy dressing, his eyes were as bright as stars as he studied Duan Ling Tian from top to bottom.
“Interesting.” Duan Ling Tian took a good look at the man. “That’s right. I’m the Sect Leader of the Ling Tian Sect.”
With a raise of his hand, the man quickly ascertained his identity.
Of course, it was not just his actions. The main thing that proved his identity was a flame that was surrounded by a golden-purplish color that gushed out of his palm with just a flip of his hand.
A grade one Weapon Flame!
“Do you plan to enter the Ling Tian Sect and become the sect’s grade one weapons craftsman?” A glimpse flashed across Duan Ling Tian’s eyes as he asked.
Even though he had confirmed that this middle-aged man was a grade one weapons craftsman, he still did not reveal any strange expression at all as if the person standing in front of him was just an average Joe.
Duan Ling Tian’s attitude took the man by surprise.
The man replied in a calm tone, “As long as I can confirm that your Ling Tian Sect really does have a weapons craftsman who can refine a grade one spirit weapon that gives a strength boost of 90%, I’ll stay.”
“Confirm?” Duan Ling Tian smirked. “Didn’t you go take a look at the Zhou Clan’s mansion?”
“I did, but that doesn’t prove anything,” he replied.
“Oh?” Duan Ling Tian took a hard look at the middle-aged man before he asked, “What’s your name?”
“If the Ling Tian Sect can make me stay, I’ll naturally tell you. If you can’t, well, what’s the point in me telling you?” The man replied coolly.
Duan Ling Tian was stunned before studying the middle-aged man carefully as he said, “How do you want our Ling Tian Sect’s grade one weapons craftsman to prove himself to you? By refining a grade one spirit weapon in front of you?”
“Well, that’d be best.” The man nodded as his eyes gleamed brightly.
Soon, horror dawned on his face when he realized that the Sect Leader of the Ling Tian Sect, who had been in the seat in front of him, was gone.
He was even more startled by a piercing cold wind blowing towards him, which only meant that the Sect Leader of the Ling Tian Sect was charging at him at that very second.
“What? Are you shocked?” Duan Ling Tian stood firmly in front of him before asking with a ridiculing smirk.
“What are you trying to do?” Staring at the purple-clad young man standing so close to him, the middle-aged man’s face was a little sallow.
“What? Don’t you want me to prove it to you?” Duan Ling Tian flashed a charming, bright smile. “Take out your grade one spirit weapon,” he ordered.
Upon hearing this, the man was dumbfounded.
Even though he already had all sorts of suspicions in his heart, he still took out a foldable fan that seemed extremely odd. It only had fan ribs and had no paper covering it. However, it was still a grade one spirit weapon.
“A grade one spirit weapon with a boost of 89%?” When Duan Ling Tian took the foldable fan from him, his eyes lit up right away.
“H-How d-did you know?” Witnessing how Duan Ling Tian could tell that his foldable fan was a grade one spirit weapon that could provide a boost of 89% the moment he touched the fan, the man’s eyes grew as big as saucers.
When he looked at Duan Ling Tian again, it was as though he had seen a ghost.
However, Duan Ling Tian did not reply to him at all.
With a flip of his hand, a gust of tyrannical flame which was dark caramel in color burst out from his palm.
The moment this dark caramel flame appeared, the middle-aged man regained his calmness.
In the next instance, he focused on the flame in Duan Ling Tian’s hand like he was possessed.
Duan Ling Tian threw the foldable fan into the dark caramel flame that spouted out of his palm. In the span of just a few breaths, the foldable fan had transformed into a pool of liquid.
“T-This is a Weapon Flame that has a much higher level than the grade one Weapon Flame!” The middle-aged man’s eyes narrowed as he cried out in a deep voice, losing his cool.
It would normally take fifteen minutes for even a grade one Weapon Flame to melt his grade one foldable fan, hence his shock. However, the dark caramel flame had turned his fan into a puddle of liquid within only a few breaths!
Whoosh! Whoosh! Whoosh!
Immediately, his gaze was drawn entirely to Duan Ling Tian, who was now recreating the grade one foldable fan, trying to raise its boosting abilities.
With just a raise of his hand, such an abstruse weapon refining technique was at his fingertips, causing the man to be in a daze watching him.
When had he ever seen such marvelous weapon refining technique before?
Right now, he seemed to have forgotten everything.
In his eyes, only the pair of long, slender hands that kept transforming his fan stood out, continuing to display a weapon refining technique that made him lost in wonder and astonishment.
Duan Ling Tian seemed to be concentrating on the refining of the weapon, but in truth, he was still able to distract a part of himself to check on other things. He also noticed the man’s exaggerated expression.
“You’re already so astonished now. Won’t you be even more bewildered later on?” A sneer appeared in the corner of Duan Ling Tian’s mouth.
Time continued to pass quietly.
An hour passed by in just a blink of an eye.
The puddle of liquid had already taken on an embryonic form of the foldable fan. Only a little more and it would be refined into its original look.
Another hour went by.
This time, the foldable fan had completely assumed the form of the original fan without anything amiss in the slightest.
As Duan Ling Tian retracted his hand, the dark caramel flame extinguished, and the foldable fan fell into his hand firmly.
“Done.” Looking at the foldable hand in his hand, Duan Ling Tian flashed a pleased smile.
Even though the foldable fan in front seemed to be no different than the one before, he knew that there was a complete earth-shattering transformation underneath the changeless appearance.
“Take it.” With a raise of his hand, Duan Ling Tian tossed the foldable fan to the middle-aged man.
“Yes, yes.” The man finally returned to his senses. Hastily, he took the foldable fan and gazed at Duan Ling Tian with a fiery expression. “Sect Leader Duan, what grade weapons craftsman are you? You must’ve surpassed the scope of the grade one weapons craftsman already, haven’t you?”
“Well, let’s talk about this later… Have a go at the foldable fan that I’ve just recreated for you,” Duan Ling Tian replied nonchalantly.
“Alright.” Upon hearing this, the man took a deep breath before mobilizing and channeling the Origin Energy from his body into the foldable fan in his hand.
In just a second, a great brilliance shimmered from the foldable fan.
After a moment, he stared at the Heaven and Earth Phenomenon above his head and was stunned in bewilderment. “A-A boost of 92%?”