Chapter 1262: Opening The Exquisite Jade Box
Translator: EndlessFantasy Translation Editor: EndlessFantasy Translation
The stone tablet with a chipped corner that Zhou Yi took out was none other than the Devilseal Tablet.
Previously, he had betrayed his master, Martial Emperor Shi Qi, and Lost Stone Forest for the sake of the secret hidden in the Devilseal Tablet.
However, until now, he could not find other uses for it apart from the fact that it could be used as a Quasi Royal Grade Spirit Weapon.
“Junior Brother Zhou, I admire you.” At this moment, Lan Bi raised a thumb up toward Zhou Yi as she mused, “If I were you, I wouldn’t have rejected the Quasi Royal Grade Spirit Weapon master gave me even if I already have a Quasi Royal Grade Spirit Weapon.”
The crowd present on the scene agreed with Lan Bi’s words.
Even Martial Emperor Lei Ming’s eyes were filled with satisfaction when he looked at Zhou Yi.
“Right now, do you still think Zhou Yi will leave my Thundercloud Peak after receiving the Quasi Royal Grade Spirit Weapon?” Martial Emperor Lei Ming asked as he looked at the two direct disciples casually.
The moment both of the direct disciples heard this, they merely lowered their heads and smiled wryly. They could not refute at all.
They did not think Zhou Yi would be this vicious. He actually refused a Quasi Royal Grade Spirit Weapon that was given to him.
Quasi Royal Grade Spirit Weapons were priceless on Cloud Continent. Nobody would think that having more was too much.
The fact was nobody in the group, including Martial Emperor Lei Ming, actually understood Zhou Yi’s real thoughts. He did this not because he was righteous or anything.
The reason he did this was to leave a good impression on Martial Emperor Lei Ming.
Just in case he happened to meet Martial Emperor Shi Qi on Hidden Fog Island, Martial Emperor Lei Ming would protect him. He did not have to be afraid anymore since he would be under Martial Emperor Lei Ming’s protection.
‘I’ll need to make a sacrifice so that I can benefit from it later.’ This was currently how Zhou Yi reassured himself inwardly.
It would be fake if he said he did not find it a pity to give up the Quasi Royal Grade Spirit Sword just like that.
“Let’s go!” Martial Emperor Lei Ming yelled as a tremendous invisible energy surged out of his body. He led the ten people, including Zhou Yi and Lan Bi, north.
Their destination was the Overseas Saint Island far in the middle of the sea at the north of the Cloud Continent — the Hidden Fog Island.
At a place far away, at the southeast of Thundercloud Peak.
Whoosh! Whoosh! Whoosh! Whoosh! Whoosh!
Silhouettes of figures that were faster than lightning flashed across the sky. The wind and mist were dispersed at the places they passed through, only merging together again after a long time.
The destination of these figures was the north of the Inner Land, also the north of Cloud Continent.
There were a total of eleven figures.
The leader was a young man. When he flew, it seemed as though he had transformed into a gigantic sword. Under his leadership, the ten people following him also seemed to have transformed into gigantic swords.
The gigantic sword pierced through the sky at a speed so fast that it was terrifying.
A crisp sound resonated in the air. Duan Ling Tian noticed that the exquisite jade box in his hand had opened, revealing a gap.
At this moment, Duan Ling Tian fell into a daze.
He still remembered how he had tried with all his might to open this exquisite jade box many times in the past. However, all his efforts had been in vain.
At that time, he had even used his Spirit Weapon. However, it did not yield any results.
At this moment, without any Spirit Weapon and Origin Energy, he managed to open the exquisite jade box easily just with the strength of his two Profundities.
The moment the exquisite jade box opened, he instantly attracted the leader’s attention. It was Yang Hui, Martial Emperor Ling Xuan. “Brother Ling Tian, this is…”
“I think it’s something my father left me,” Duan Ling Tian answered.
This was also a small part of his memory that he recently recovered.
“Y-You remember your origin?” Yang Hui’s eyes brightened up instantly when he heard Duan Ling Tian’s words.
“No.” Duan Ling Tian shook his head. “I only managed to recover a small part of my memory. I just happen to remember this thing and its origin… As for the others, I still can’t recall anything.”
When he reached the end of his sentence, he frowned. It seemed as though he was trying to recall his memory, but it was all in vain.
“I see.” Yang Hui finally understood. When he saw Duan Ling Tian trying to recall his memory, he did not ask anything more in fear that he would affect Duan Ling Tian’s emotion again.
‘I still can’t recall anything.’ Duan Ling Tian sighed in his heart.
Although he had recalled the origin of the exquisite jade box in his hand and knew that it was left behind by his miserly father, his memory of his miserly father was still very vague.
He could not recall anything at all!
The more he thought about it, the more his head hurt. In the end, it still yielded no result.
‘Perhaps, it’s like what Bastard has said. All I need is time,’ Duan Ling Tian thought to himself.
In the last six months, his memory had been recovering, and he could recall many things that he could not remember previously.
This left him no choice but to believe Wang Ba’s words.
According to Wang Ba, he only needed slightly more than a year at most to recover all of his memory.
“According to the memory that I recently recovered, this jade box seems to contain something my miserly father left behind. Moreover, it seems to be very important.” Duan Ling Tian opened the exquisite jade box curiously, the contents of the exquisite jade box fully revealed to him.
There was a jade piece lying quietly inside the exquisite jade box.
It was none other than a Voice Transmission Jade Slip!
Apart from the Voice Transmission Jade Slip, there was another jade slip that was slightly thicker. Upon closer inspection, it did not look like a jade slip. It looked more like a jade token.
Other than the Voice Transmission Jade Slip and jade token, there was nothing else inside the exquisite jade box.
“What’s this?” Duan Ling Tian was confused when he saw the jade token. There was no record of such thing in the memory he regained. “Perhaps, the answer lies with the memory that I had lost.”
Duan Ling Tian was not certain he would recognize what this jade token was even if he regained all his memory.
Soon after, Duan Ling Tain took the Voice Transmission Jade Slip out.
He still remembered what a Voice Transmission Jade Slip was.
“This must be a message left behind by my miserly father.” Duan Ling Tian’s heart jolted as he inserted his Origin Energy into the Voice Transmission Jade Slip, causing it to blink faintly before it let out a dazzling light.
At once, a seemingly familiar voice entered Duan Ling Tian’s ears clearly.
“Tian’er, when you open the exquisite jade box and take this Voice Transmission Jade Slip out, I believe that your cultivation base must have already made a breakthrough to the Innate Void Restoration Stage…”
Innate Void Restoration Stage?
Duan Ling Tian was stunned.
If it was in the past, he might not know what ‘Innate Void Restoration Stage’ meant. However, ever since Wang Ba explained it to him, he knew the Innate Void Restoration Stage was equivalent to the Martial Emperor Stage on Cloud Continent.
“How did my miserly father know about the Innate Void Restoration Stage?” Duan Ling Tian was baffled.
Because Duan Ling Tian had lost part of his memory, he did not know his father had brought his mother and another three girls away from Cloud Continent and went to a faraway place that might possibly be the Dao Martial Saint Land.
‘According to Bastard, the Innate Void Restoration Stage seems to be the way of calling in that Dao Martial Saint Land or something,’ Duan Ling Tian thought to himself.
The Voice Transmission Jade Slip continued to transmit the seemingly familiar voice.
“The Innate Void Restoration Stage is the Martial Emperor Stage on Cloud Continent. A first-rate Martial Emperor can be considered as standing at the summit on Cloud Continent… but it can only be considered as the summit of the Mortal Stage in the Dao Martial Saint Land. Due to this reason, you can’t be too proud of yourself! I’m sure you must be filled with curiosity and have a lot of questions about the Dao Martial Saint Land so I’ll give you a brief explanation about it now. The Dao Martial Saint land is another continent in this world. Like Cloud Continent, this place has a rule of the jungle where the strong rules. However, Cloud Continent’s Martial Emperors are not considered powerhouses at all here. In the Dao Martial Saint Land, the peak of the Mortal Stage is the Innate Void Restoration Stage! After you’ve entered the Innate Void Restoration Stage, you must cultivate all the way to the peak of the Innate Stage before you can truly transform. Using a common expression, this transformation is called ‘mortal shedding’! The Mortal Shedding Stage comes after the Innate Void Restoration Stage. Once you’ve entered the Mortal Shedding Stage, then only can you be considered as truly entering the threshold of becoming a powerhouse in the Dao Martial Saint Land. The Saint Rudiment Stage comes after the Mortal Shedding Stage. This is actually what the saying, ‘Transcending worldliness and entering the sainthood’ means. The stage that comes after the Saint Rudiment Stage is the Saint Stage. In the Dao Martial Saint Land, The Mortal Shedding Stage can be considered as entering the threshold of being a powerhouse, but those people who are commonly known as powerhouses are all above the Saint Stage. Right now, you must know the meaning of these nine words, ‘There are humans beyond humans, and heavens beyond heavens’ right? Compared to the Dao Martial Saint Land, Cloud Continent is merely a Mortal Continent.”
The seemingly familiar voice continued to enter Duan Ling Tian’s ears, introducing to him the other world — the Dao Martial Saint Land.
Previously, he had heard some things about the Dao Martial Saint Land from Wang Ba. Due to this reason, he was not completely surprised.
Although he was not surprised, his heart was filled with a longing for the Dao Martial Saint Land.
“There are many places in the Dao Martial Saint Land that are different from Cloud Continent… For example, there are only Martial Cultivators on Cloud Continent, but in the Dao Martial Saint Land, in addition to Martial Cultivators, they have Dao Cultivators and even Devil Cultivators too! Moreover, no matter how strong a person is, he wouldn’t be able to mobilize the Heaven and Earth Energy and gather it into the Heaven and Earth Phenomenon in the Dao Martial Saint Land… Apart from that, the Saint Grade Martial Tactic in the Dao Martial Saint Land is the authentic skills and techniques! No matter how strong the martial skills on Cloud Continent are, they are only vassals to the energy… On Cloud Continent, even without using any martial skill, as long as you’re powerful enough, you can defeat those whose are weaker than you even if they have cultivated Heaven Rank martial skills. However, such a situation won’t happen in the Dao Martial Saint Land. To sum it up, the Dao Martial Saint Land is a place filled with many marvels… I didn’t bring you along with me when I left Cloud Continent is because I wish that you’ll stay on Cloud Continent to train so it’ll be easier for you to gain a foothold in the Dao Martial Saint Land in the future. I hope that you’ll understand my good intention. Please don’t blame your father.”