Chapter 1223: The Selection of Martial Emperor’s Disciples and Followers
Translator: EndlessFantasy Translation Editor: EndlessFantasy Translation
“Oh, yeah.” Nangong Yi looked at Duan Ling Tian as though he just recalled something and asked, “Duan Ling Tian, what’s wrong with the Origin Energy that you cast earlier? Why did it only mobilize the Heaven and Earth Energy and form two silhouettes of ancient mammoths?”
“My Dantian’s crippled, and it was only restored not too long ago… Due to this reason, my current cultivation base is only at the First Level Core Formation Stage,” Duan Ling Tian answered truthfully. His sounded extremely casual as though he was talking about something insignificant.
Upon hearing Duan Ling Tian’s words, the two Nangong brothers were stunned.
His Dantian was crippled?
And was restored again?
“D-Duan Ling Tian, you’re not joking, right? You actually restored your Dantian after it was crippled?” Nangong Yi asked as he looked at Duan Ling Tian skeptically.
“You don’t believe me?” Duan Ling Tian asked when he saw how skeptical Nangong Yi was.
“It’s not that I don’t believe you… It’s just that this is too inconceivable,” Nangong Yi replied.
“How about I cripple your Dantian and then restore it for you?” Duan Ling Tian asked as he looked at Nangong Yi’s Dantian.
“I believe! I believe!” The moment Nangong Yi heard Duan Ling Tian’s words, he instantly panicked. He instantly nodded his head like a chick pecking on grains.
He did not dare to doubt Duan Ling Tian’s words any further. Or at the very least, he did not dare to show his doubts on his face anymore.
He was afraid Duan Ling Tian would really cripple his Dantian.
Even if one’s Dantian could really be restored, one would have to re-cultivate one’s cultivation base. Just like Duan Ling Tian’s current situation, he was only at the First Level Core Formation Stage.
“Your Dantian’s already crippled, but you can still mobilize the Heaven and Earth Energy and form the silhouettes of five ancient black dragons… The six Martial Monarch Profundities that you’ve comprehended are at the Eighth Level or above on average?” Nangong Chen asked. His eyes gleamed as he looked at Duan Ling Tian.
The Fused Profundity Duan Ling Tian cast earlier had five different colors so Nangong Chen mistook it for five different Profundities.
As for the last one, there was no doubt that it was the Sword Profundity.
“I’m not sure… I guess so,” Duan Ling Tian replied, frowning.
I guess so?
Upon hearing this, the two Nangong Brothers were rendered speechless.
There was actually someone who did not know what Profundities he had comprehended?
However, the moment they recalled Duan Ling Tian did not even remember his own name before he met them, they felt at ease again.
After all, Duan Ling Tian had lost part of his memory.
“Duan Ling Tian, there are many good items in the Spatial Ring left behind by that Xue Gui… You can have a look if you have some time to spare,” Nangong Yi reminded him.
Upon hearing this, Duan Ling Tian took out the Spatial Ring and perform Blood Ownership Claim on it without saying any more words.
After doing that, he took a cursory look at the Spatial Ring and nodded his head nonchalantly. “Not bad… I can use many of the medicinal materials in here.”
“That’s good.” Nangong Yi nodded his head before he became speechless again.
Of all the treasures inside the Spatial Ring, this guy only noticed the medicinal materials?
Naturally, Nangong Yi did not know that other than the medicinal materials, Duan Ling Tian was not interested in the other things contained in the Spatial Ring.
To be more precise, he had no lack of it.
For instance, Duan Ling Tian was not interested at all in the huge number of high-grade Origin Stones, supreme-grade Origin Stones or the grade one Spirit Weapons and pills.
Duan Ling Tian did not lose his memory regarding these things.
“Duan Ling Tian, why did you come here?” Nangong Yi asked.
“I have no idea… After I lost my memory, I was already in the vicinity of this place when I woke up,” Duan Ling Tian replied truthfully, shaking his head.
“I really wonder what you’ve gone through. Not only did you lose your memory, but even your Dantian’s crippled. It’s fortunate that your Dantian is restored and will eventually return to normal in the future,” Nangong Yi muttered.
When he reached the end of his sentence, he seemed to have recalled something again. He turned his burning gaze toward Duan Ling Tian. “Duan Ling Tian, are you interested in joining the Selection of the Martial Emperor’s disciples and followers?”
“Martial Emperor’s disciples and followers?” Upon hearing Nangong Yi’s words, Duan Ling Tian frowned before he ransacked whatever memory he had left in his brain. Soon after, he discovered what ‘Martial Emperor’s disciples and followers’ meant.
Naturally, this part of the memory belonged to the Rebirth Martial Emperor.
In the Rebirth Martial Emperor’s memory, his direct disciples, disciples, and followers were all recorded in detail.
After all, the Rebirth Martial Emperor had taken many direct disciples, disciples, and followers during both of his reincarnations.
“It sounds quite interesting,” Duan Ling Tian opined.
“Nangong Yi and I are about to go to Ling Xuan Peak to join the Selection of Martial Emperor’s disciples and followers held by Martial Emperor Ling Xuan in July. Why don’t you join us?” Nangong Yi suggested.
“Sure.” Duan Ling Tian nodded. Since he did not know where to go next, it was better to have a set destination than to wander around aimlessly.
Moreover, based on the memory he had left, he knew that a Martial Emperor had profound skills and was shockingly charismatic.
Perhaps, he would be able to find out where he came from through that Martial Emperor Ling Xuan or something before he restored his memory.
Although Wang Ba said his memory would be fully restored in one year at most, he was uncertain about the credibility of Wang Ba’s words. It was better if he had a backup plan.
‘If I join the Selection of the Martial Emperor’s disciples and followers, I must become the Martial Emperor’s direct disciple! An ordinary Martial Emperor’s disciple and follower don’t even have any qualification to meet with a Martial Emperor, let alone asking him for help,’ Duan Ling Tian thought to himself.
Duan Ling Tian also learned from the Nangong Brothers the reason the black-robed old man was chasing after them. It was because three of them had come across the same fortuitous encounter.
In the end, the black-robed old man wanted to take all the things in their possession. That was why he gave chase to them.
“Don’t tell me the things you two obtained are more or less the same with the items inside that Spatial Ring?” Duan Ling Tian asked with a strange expression on his face.
“The items we obtained are not as good as his, but they’re all about the same,” Nangong Yi replied.
“It’s not as good as the items in that Spatial Ring?” The moment Duan Ling Tian heard this, he lost his interest immediately.
Nangong Yi smiled wryly as though he could tell Duan Ling Tian was not interested in the items that they obtained. “To us, these items are quite remarkable. However, the fortuitous encounter we had was not with these items. These items are far from being comparable to the rise of our strength.”
When he reached the end of his sentence, an excitement that could hardly be concealed appeared in his eyes.
Indeed, Nangong Chen and his cultivation base had both risen.
However, he did not continue on after he noticed Duan Ling Tian did not seem very interested in their fortuitous encounter.
‘Looks like his fortuitous encounter must be greater than ours,’ Nangong Chen thought to himself as he looked at Duan Ling Tian’s calm countenance.
If this was not the case, he really could not think of any other reason why Duan Ling Tian would be so calm.
Duan Ling Tian and the other two temporarily stayed in an inn they found in the city as they prepared to leave for Ling Xuan Peak in one month’s time.
Ling Xuan Peak would be opened to the public six months before the Selection of the Martial Emperor’s disciples and followers began.
Within that six months, whoever who wanted to join the Selection could cultivate in Ling Xuan Peak. Naturally, the place was intentionally prepared by Ling Xuan Peak for them to cultivate.
In the next two weeks, Duan Ling Tian stayed in the guest room quietly. He did not leave the room at all as he cultivated quietly.
Two weeks later.
“It’s here.” Duan Ling Tian who was originally sitting on the bed suddenly opened his eyes. His eyes lit up. He left the room and flew away from the city beneath him.
Before he left, he did not tell the Nangong brothers at all.
When he reached a deserted area outside of the city, dark clouds gathered from all over the place above his head as it rumbled.
After the clouds rumbled for a while, bolts of lightning could be seen.
“You’ve recovered to the Innate Spirit Refinery Stage, or the Void Prying Stage on Cloud Continent, in just two weeks… Boy, how did you manage to recover so fast?” Wang Ba’s shocked voice echoed inside Duan Ling Tian’s head.
During this two weeks, Duan Ling Tian who re-cultivated the Nine Dragons War Sovereign Technique had raised his cultivation base rapidly like a rocket all the way to the Void Prying Stage.
Duan Ling Tian soared up into the sky and hovered in the air as he answered calmly, “I have no idea… I feel like after my Dantian recovered, my cultivation speed became faster too.”
“The medicinal efficacy stored in your Dantian from the Mortal Shedding Pill is one of the two reasons why your cultivation speed is so fast… The other reason must be the effect of construction after destruction,” Wang Ba said before pausing.
“Construction after destruction?” Duan Ling Tian muttered to himself. It seemed as though he understood the meaning of the words.
“I really wonder where you obtained the Mortal Shedding Pill from. Moreover, it’s a Mortal Shedding Pill that has no pre-consumption requirements,” Wang Ba mused.
Usually, the Mortal Shedding Pill was only available in the Dao Martial Saint Land. It was extremely rare for it to appear on the Mortal Continent.
Moreover, in most cases, Mortal Shedding Pills could only be consumed by Martial or Dao Cultivators who had entered the Mortal Shedding Stage. Martial or Dao Cultivators below the Mortal Shedding Stage would explode from the tyrannical medicinal efficacy.
This was the pre-consumption requirement of the Mortal Shedding Pill — one must have a cultivation base at the Mortal Shedding Stage at the very least.
However, the Mortal Shedding Pill Duan Ling Tian consumed did not have this requirement at all.
Otherwise, the tyrannical medicinal efficacy of the Mortal Shedding Pill would not have appeared in Duan Ling Tian’s body at all.
“I told you… I was the one who made it!” Duan Ling Tian answered in agitation.
As soon as Duan Ling Tian’s words left his mouth, a bolt of lightning fell from the sky. It was the Six-Nine Heavenly Tribulation caused by Duan Ling Tian after he made a breakthrough to the Void Prying Stage.
This was the first lightning tribulation.
However, before the bolt of lightning struck down at Duan Ling Tian’s head, it was already dispelled by a sword ray that rose up to the sky before it even managed to go near to him.