Chapter 1271: Mortal Grade Martial Tactic
Translator: EndlessFantasy Translation Editor: EndlessFantasy Translation
On the way to Hidden Fog City, Duan Ling Tian heard a voice in his head. “Kid, how long has it been? I see that your soul’s almost completely recovered.” It was Wang Ba who had spoken.
“My soul’s almost recovered?” Duan Ling Tian did not respond to Wang Ba as his eyes lit up. Instead, he asked, “That means… I’ll regain all the memories I had lost soon?”
“That’s right,” Wang Ba said, “Kid, you haven’t answered me.”
“It’s close to one year from the time you told me it would take one year at the most for my memory to return,” Duan Ling Tian said.
“Just as I expected,” Wang Ba said with pride, “Kid, are you convinced now? In my opinion, it’s the dumbest thing you could’ve done to ask Martial Emperor Ling Xuan for help.”
Duan Ling Tian ignored Wang Ba’s prideful words.
However, he soon recalled something and could not help but ask, “Bastard… How much do you know about Saint Grade Martial Tactics?”
“Saint Grade Martial Tactics are very rare here… In the Dao Martial Saint Land, almost everyone above the Innate Void Restoration Stage cultivates Saint Grade Martial Tactics!” Wang Ba said calmly, “In the Dao Martial Saint Land, only Saint Grade Martial Tactics can affect a person’s ability significantly… Mortal Grade Martial Tactics are just for show. It’s nice to look at but useless.”
“Mortal Grade Martial Tactics?” Duan Ling Tian was stunned. “What’s that?”
“The martial skills all of you cultivate on Mortal Continents are Mortal Grade Martial Tactics,” Wang Ba said.
“So martial skills on Cloud Continent are Mortal Grade Martial Tactics?” Duan Ling Tian’s lips twitched involuntarily when he heard Wang Ba’s words.
Based on Wang Ba’s words, all martial skills on Cloud Continent, no matter if it was yellow rank, profound rank, earth rank or heaven rank, were all Mortal Grade Martial Tactics.
Moreover, according to Wang Ba, Mortal Grade Martial Tactics were just for show.
“Just for show? Don’t you think you’re crossing the line? All of the martial skills on our Cloud Continent, especially heaven-rank advanced martial skills, can raise a person’s ability significantly,” Duan Ling Tian said unhappily.
This was not a joke!
He had expended a lot of effort to study and cultivate the variety of martial skills from the Nine Dragons War Sovereign Technique. It was how he obtained all his achievements today.
However, Wang Ba’s words denied all his years of hard work.
It was only natural that he was unhappy.
“What? Still not convinced?” Wang Ba scoffed. “Brat, you’ve yet to experience a Saint Grade Martial Tactic… As soon as you do, you’ll realize the Mortal Grade Martial Tactic you’ve been practicing is just a joke.”
“Are you sure you’re not exaggerating?” Duan Ling Tian asked in his deep voice after he took a deep breath.
Until now, he was still unwilling to admit that Mortal Grade Martial Tactics were just for show.
“Let me tell you this… I’m guessing even the best Mortal Grade Martial Tactic on your Mortal Continent would only give a ten percent boost to a martial artist’s ability, right?” Wang Ba asked.
“Ten percent?” Duan Ling Tian mumbled softly. The martial skill he had cultivated was considered the best martial skill on Cloud Continent.
However, the martial skill only gave approximately a ten percent boost even if he had broken through to the peak level.
“So you’re saying… The boost that Saint Grade Martial Tactics give a martial artist is far more than a Mortal Grade Martial Tactic?” Duan Ling Tian asked.
“Of course,” Wang Ba said, “Even the lowest rank Saint Grade Martial Tactic would give at least a twenty percent boost to a martial artist’s ability!”
“The lowest rank Saint Grade Martial Tactic would give at least a twenty percent boost to a martial artist’s ability?” Duan Ling Tian frowned. “Are you sure?”
The boost was a fold higher than the heaven-rank advanced martial skill he had mastered.
“Hmph! You’ll find out if what I’m saying is true or not after cultivating a Saint Grade Martial Tactic when you get to the Dao Martial Saint Land in the future.” Wang Ba scoffed.
“Why do I have to wait until I get to the Dao Martial Saint Land? Didn’t you say you’re some Saint Stage powerhouse? Haven’t you cultivated a Saint Grade Martial Tactic before?” Duan Ling Tian asked.
He was going to continue asking when Wang Ba suddenly interrupted him. “Brat, I know what’s going through your mind… Are you hoping I’ll teach you a Saint Grade Martial Tactic?”
“Unfortunately, I’m afraid you’ll be disappointed,” Wang Ba said.
“Hmph! How dare you call yourself a Saint Stage powerhouse… It’s just a Saint Grade Martial Tactic, but you’re so unwilling to teach me. So petty,” Duan Ling Tian said unwillingly with a scoff.
“Brat, I’m not trying to be petty… You must know that Saint Grade Martial Tactics are different from Mortal Grade Martial Tactics! You can learn Mortal Grade Martial Tactics from verbal lessons but not Saint Grade Martial Tactics!”
“You must cultivate Saint Grade Martial Tactics through saint tokens,” Wang Ba continued to say.
“Saint token?” Duan Ling Tian was a little confused. At the same time, something flashed in his mind, and he thought of a certain jade token. It was the jade token his miserly father left him.
There was a set of Saint Grade Martial Tactic in the jade token.
Could the jade token be a saint token?
Soon after, Duan Ling Tian found out his speculation was right as Wang Ba proceeded to speak. The jade token his miserly father left him was indeed a saint token.
“Saint Grade Martial Tactics are usually stored in saint tokens. If you’re looking to cultivate a certain Saint Grade Martial Tactic, you’ll need to look for the saint token containing the Saint Grade Martial Tactic,” Wang Ba said, “That’s the reason why I can’t teach you any Saint Grade Martial Tactic no matter how many of it I know… You can only obtain the saint token yourself to cultivate a Saint Grade Martial Tactic.”
“The only thing you need to do is to release your Spiritual Energy into the saint token to retrieve the Saint Grade Martial Tactic and cultivate it step by step… After you’ve cultivated the Saint Grade Martial Tactic in the saint token to its peak, the saint token will be useless to you,” Wang Ba added.
“Must I keep the saint token with me until I cultivated the Saint Grade Martial Tactic to its peak?” Duan Ling Tian frowned. “Wouldn’t it sprout like a seed in one’s head, as long as Spiritual Energy is released into the saint token, so one can learn everything about the Saint Grade Martial Tactic?”
“Where did you get that idea from?” Wang Ba said in disdain, “Someone must’ve tricked you! Brat, I’ll teach you an important lesson today… No matter how powerful a person’s comprehension capability is, it’s impossible for them to memorize the Saint Grade Martial Tactic in a saint token completely within a short period of time.”
“Everyone needs to learn and cultivate the Saint Grade Martial Tactic in the saint token step by step… During my time, even people with outstanding comprehension capability would need two to three years to comprehend the lowest level Saint Grade Martial Tactic contained in a saint token.”
“Of course, the day he comprehended everything in the saint token would be the day he cultivated the Saint Grade Martial Tactic in the saint token to its peak,” Wang Ba said.
“Instead of cultivating it, can’t we memorize the Saint Grade Martial Tactic in the saint token first and slowly cultivate it at a later time?” Duan Ling Tian asked eagerly with a frown on his face.
“Impossible!” Wang Ba said with conviction, “Everyone can only see a portion of the Saint Grade Martial Tactic when they look into a saint token with their Spiritual Energy… They’ll only be able to look at the other parts of the Saint Grade Martial Tactic after comprehending and cultivating the information they first saw.”
“Just like that, everything has to be done step by step. The day they retrieve all the information from the Saint Grade Martial Tactic in the saint token will be the day they cultivate the Saint Grade Martial Tactic to its peak,” Wang Ba explained patiently.
“There should be exceptions, right? Maybe there are some saint tokens that allow us to retrieve the Saint Grade Martial Tactic in a go so we can memorize and cultivate it at a later date,” Duan Ling Tian asked.
“It’s impossible that such a saint token exists! Brat, I don’t care who told you that… The only thing I know is that you’ve been tricked,” Wang Ba said calmly.
He had been tricked?
Duan Ling Tian had no comment regarding what Wang Ba said, but it made sense for him to believe his words.
The thing was he had memorized everything about the Saint Grade Martial Tactic, Colossal Aerolite Arrow, in the saint token his father had left for him without missing a single word.
Although he had yet to begin his cultivation of the Colossal Aerolite Arrow, he would still be able to cultivate it successfully even if he threw away the saint token that contained the Colossal Aerolite Arrow.
This was because the Colossal Aerolite Arrow had been imprinted in his mind like a sprouting seed from the second he released his Spiritual Energy into the saint token.
He could not forget it even if he wanted to.
‘Being able to memorize the Saint Grade Martial Tactic contained in the saint token completely just by releasing my Spiritual Energy into it… Could it be a special ability that only I possess?’ That was the only guess Duan Ling Tian had. The more he thought about it, the more certain he was.
After all, according to Wang Ba, something like that was impossible.
‘It would be great if I can obtain another saint token… Then I can verify if I really possess a special ability,’ Duan Ling Tian thought to himself.
If he really possessed such a special ability, no matter what kind of saint tokens he obtained in the future, he would be able to learn all the Saint Grade Martial Tactics as long as it’s within his Spiritual Energy’s capability.
This caused his emotion to turn chaotic.
“Hmm?” Soon after, Duan Ling Tian regained his senses and calmed his stirred emotion.
He regained his senses when the skyline of a big city appeared before his eyes. The looming city hidden behind the gloomy fog was like a grand palace in wonderland.
“So this is Hidden Fog City?” When Duan Ling Tian taking in the sight of the big city looming before him, he saw three silhouettes hidden by the fog heading in the direction of the city as well.
It was clear the three silhouettes entering the city belonged to three ladies.
“Eh? Why do their backs… look so familiar?” Duan Ling Tian thought he had seen two of the three ladies before.