Chapter 1257: Demon Emperor’s Beast Core
Translator: EndlessFantasy Translation Editor: EndlessFantasy Translation
After Yang Hui left, Duan Ling Tian sat in front of the stone table in the courtyard and muttered to himself, “The Hidden Fog Martial Competition…”
Earlier, when Yang Hui mentioned the Hidden Fog Martial Competition, he had intended to ask him to join it on behalf of Ling Xuan Peak. In addition to that, Yang Hui was willing to give all the Saint Stones that he had obtained to him.
In the case of Yang Hui, other than obtaining the Saint Stones in the Hidden Fog Martial Competition, he wanted Ling Xuan Peak to overpower the people of the other Martial Emperors and Demon Emperors from the Cloud Continent.
There were many strong Martial Emperors and Demon Emperors in the Cloud Continent. Of course, this would mean that they would always compare among one another a lot.
Especially now that Yang Hui’s strength had been greatly elevated, he would be a walking joke if the disciples under his command did not perform well in the Hidden Fog Martial Competition.
For a Martial Emperor, prestige was always very important.
“Bastard, do you know about the Saint Stone?” Duan Ling Tian asked the soul hidden inside his body, Wang Ba’s soul.
He had a feeling that Wang Ba would know about it.
However, no matter how he called for him, Wang Ba did not respond at all. It was as though he had entered a deep slumber. “That’s weird… I haven’t heard from that guy for more than six months already.”
Seeing that Wang Ba did not respond for a long time, Duan Ling Tian stopped calling him and stood up before going back to his room and sat on his bed cross-legged to start his cultivation.
Nine Dragons War Sovereign Technique — Divine Dragon Form!
The Divine Dragon Form was the ninth and last form of the Nine Dragons War Sovereign Technique. It could assist its user to boost his Martial Monarch Stage cultivation base to the Martial Emperor Stage.
In the past six months, Duan Ling Tian had re-cultivated his cultivation base and right now, his cultivation base was even greater than it had been in his prime time.
Previously, Duan Ling Tian had only been on the Fourth Level Martial Monarch Stage. In contrast, after six months of cultivation, his cultivation base improved swiftly with the help of the Rebirth Pill’s tyrannical medicinal efficacy.
Today, he had already reached the Sixth Level Martial Monarch Stage. The Seventh Level Martial Monarch Stage now beckoned to him as a lamp did to a moth.
Of course, the reason his cultivation base could have such a great elevation was not entirely due to the tyrannical medicinal efficacy of his Rebirth Pill; it was mostly because of the construction after the destruction took place.
“Construction after destruction” was a difficult concept to grasp, but Duan Ling Tian could clearly feel the great changes these three words brought him.
After his Dantian was restored, his cultivation had indeed yielded twice the results with only half the effort.
It was even more extraordinary after adding the Rebirth Energy’s medicinal efficacy.
Of course, the most extraordinary elevation Duan Ling Tian’s strength underwent these six months was not actually his cultivation base. Instead, it was the two Profundities that he comprehended: the Fused Profundity and his Sword Profundity.
“Perhaps it’s because my soul has been suppressed by the Soul Remnant Energy from the Soul Devilseal Tablet to the point that it went through some transformation. As a consequence, my effort to comprehend the two Profundities ended up yielding twice the results with half the effort.” In the end, Duan Ling Tian could only come up with such a conclusion. This seemed to be the only plausible reason.
Slowly, Duan Ling Tian did not overthink anymore. He continued to cultivate and comprehend his two Profundities.
He believed that with the cultivation speed that he had now, it would not take long for him to make a breakthrough to the Martial Emperor Stage.
While he was cultivating, Ling Xuan Peak had also started to activate its intelligence channel to check for Duan Ling Tian’s origins. As the center of knowledge, they carried out an inch-by-inch probe.
As for the selection of the Martial Emperor’s disciples and followers of Ling Xuan Peak, it was still in an ongoing process.
What was worth mentioning was that when Nangong Chen and Nangong Yi were about to join the third round of the selection, Zhong An brought them away.
As the Nangong Twins followed behind him, Nangong Yi asked anxiously, “Lord Zhong An, where are you bringing us to?”
He was worried that Zhong An would make his move on the twins just to seek revenge on Duan Ling Tian.
Upon hearing Nangong Yi’s words, Zhong An started in surprise before he hastily shook his hand. “Brother, please don’t call me ‘Lord’. I can’t bear that at all… Not only that, I know that you both have the surname ‘Nangong’, but I wonder what your names are.”
At the same time, he looked at the Nangong Twins again with a friendly expression.
What a joke!
The twins were guests that his master, Martial Emperor Ling Xuan of Ling Xuan Peak, had asked him to bring over.
If his master found out that these two addressed him as “Lord”, he would have a hard time later.
Zhong An’s friendliness took the twins by surprise. Nevertheless, after some time, they finally returned to their senses and introduced themselves separately.
Right then, they could faintly guess in their hearts that the reason this Martial Emperor’s direct disciple, Zhong An, was so polite towards them was most likely because of Duan Ling Tian.
“Oh, so you’re Brother Nangong Chen and Brother Nangong Yi… If you two have such a high opinion of me, call me Big Brother Zhong then. What do you think?” Zhong An grinned.
“Big Brother Zhong, are you bringing us to see Duan Ling Tian?” Nangong Yi who had guessed why Zhong An was so polite towards them felt at ease and justified right away. At the same time, he could not help but ask curiously.
“No.” Zhong An shook his head.
“No?” Not only Nangong Yi, but even Nangong Chen was also taken aback.
“Just now, Master told me to bring you over to see him,” Zhong An explained.
The moment these words left Zhong An’s mouth, it was like thunder had struck down on the Nangong Twins, stunning them.
Without a doubt, the “Master” that he was referring to was none other than the owner of Ling Xuan Peak, Martial Emperor Ling Xuan.
Right now, Martial Emperor Ling Xuan wanted to see them?
When the two of them finally snapped back to reality, they exchanged glances with each other and saw the astonishment in each other’s eyes.
Nangong Chen was still slightly more collected.
Nangong Yi, on the other hand, had a horrified expression on his face. Although he really wanted to meet Martial Emperor Ling Xuan, it had never crossed his mind that he would be able to meet him so quickly.
Of course, he knew that all of this was thanks to Duan Ling Tian.
At the south of the Inner Land, two figures rose up into the air all the way to a dangerously steep mountain peak in the distance, Ling Tian Peak.
Ling Tian Peak was where the Ling Tian Sect was.
Soon, the two figures arrived at Ling Tian Peak and their identities became clear at once. One was a teenage girl in daffodil yellow while the other one was a little girl in white.
The eyes of the teenage girl were gleaming with a mischievous luster.
As for the little girl, her cute, little, naive face was taut, making her look like a miniature adult.
“Sister Xue Nai, what should we do now? How should we find Brother?” Looking at the teenager, the little girl asked.
She was none other than the small white python, Little White. The teenage girl in yellow was Han Xue Nai.
After they had received some news about Duan Ling Tian in the Lost Stone Forest, they proceeded to search around, but could not find any trace of him at all.
In the end, they had no choice but to give up temporarily and search for some other alternatives.
“Let’s go look for Little Gold and Little Black… Perhaps it’s time for us to make a slightly bigger commotion now.” A brilliance flashed across Han Xue Nai’s mischievous eyes.
“A bigger commotion?” Little White was perplexed, but she still followed Han Xue Nai to look for Little Gold and Little Black.
She knew that once she met Little Gold and Little Black, she would know what the was the “bigger commotion” Sister Xue Nai meant.
After Han Xue Nai gathered together with the three little fellows and plotted their scheme, a plan that would take the entire Cloud Continent by surprise started to form.
When Luo Ping and Zhang San knew about this plan, the two Vice Sect Leaders of Ling Tian Peak, they were so taken by shock that they could not utter a word for a long time.
This plan eventually started to be put into action soon.
Han Xue Nai, Little White, Little Black, and Little Gold went separate ways and left the Cloud Continent, each going in different directions.
Not long after that, a series of shocking news started to spread out.
One by one, many first-rate forces started to announce that they would become the affiliated force of the Ling Tian Sect. Other than having to hand over a great amount of Origin Stones to the Ling Tian Sect every year, each of them would also hand their most outstanding disciple to them.
These outstanding disciples from every force joined the Ling Tian Sect one after another and became a member of the sect.
The Ling Tian Sect that was originally empty became busy with activity right away.
“T-Those four little ancestors… T-They’re really…” When Zhang San and Luo Ping, the two Vice Sect Leaders of the Ling Tian Sect, got together, their faces did not have any other expression except for shock.
“How did Duan Ling Tian come to know these little freaks?” After Chen Shao Shuai found out about them, he could not help but let out a wry smile as well.
“Young Master, the Ling Tian Sect is no longer the same as before… I think that soon after this, Miss Han Xue Nai, Little Black, Little White, and Little Gold will be able to unify all of the first-rate forces in the south of the Inner Land.” At the summit of Ling Tian Peak, Xiong Quan stood muttering to himself, “Now, we’ll just wait for you and Miss Tian Wu to come back.”
“That’s right, Master. Please come back as soon as possible.” Standing beside Xiong Quan, the Gold Thug was also waiting for his master, the Sect Leader of Ling Tian Peak, to come back.
“Hi, Gold Thug boy!” Suddenly, a voice resonated from afar. When the Gold Thug and Xiong Quan returned to their senses, someone was already standing right in front of them.
It was a little girl dressed in gold.
“Little Gold!” Upon seeing the newcomer, Xiong Quan’s eyes brightened up right away.
As for the Gold Thug, he shivered for no reason and asked with a long face, “Young Miss, is there any reason you’re looking for me?”
He was afraid of this little girl in gold from the bottom of his heart.
“Of course, it’s for a good reason!” She was none other than Little Gold, the jade-eyed Heavenly Mouse who used to follow Duan Ling Tian the last time.
“G-Good reason?” The Gold Thug looked at her, full of doubt.
However, before he could realize what was happening, Little Gold had already given him a good slap on his forehead. “C’mon, Gold Thug boy, you still don’t believe me?”
“N-No of course not!” The Gold Thug immediately recoiled in fear before answering faintly. In front of Little Gold, despite being a Hell Golden Hound, he turned as docile as a house cat.
“Take this.” With a lift of her hand, Little Gold handed a shining pill-like item that dazzled brilliantly to the Gold Thug.
“Y-Young Miss, t-this is…” The Gold Thug was stunned at first. However, after he carefully studied the item that Little Gold passed to him, his eyes could not help but narrow right away. His body began to tremble for no reason as well.
“B-Beast Core?” He gaped at Little Gold, trembling. “Y-Young Miss, t-this is a D-Demon Emperor’s B-Beast Core?”