Chapter 1330: Five-Clawed Devil Dragon
Translator: EndlessFantasy Translation Editor: EndlessFantasy Translation
Duan Ling Tian gained a deeper understanding of the Devilseal Tablet thanks to Han Xue Nai.
“Even if I’ve just broken through to the Innate Stage, I can also seal a Mortal Shedding Stage Devil Cultivator using the Devilseal Tablet?” The corner of Duan Ling Tian’s mouth twitched when he found out about this.
A person who had just broken through to the Innate Stage — also known as the Innate Spirit Refinery Stage — was equivalent to the Void Prying Stage on Cloud Continent.
A martial artist at the Void Prying Stage could kill someone like Di Yong using the Devilseal Tablet?
“The Devilseal Tablet is only one of the ten great Super Saint Weapons in the Ten Great Saint Weapon Rankings and it’s already so heaven-defying. The other nine Super Saint Weapons that share the same fame must be more or less the same as well.” The moment Duan Ling Tian thought of this, he was overwhelmed with shock.
Naturally, he also desired the other nine Super Saint Weapons ranked in the Ten Great Saint Weapon Rankings.
“How great would it be if I manage to get my hands on another one.” Duan Ling Tian was lost in his daydream.
“Duan Ling Tian, that demon beast that Di Yong transformed into earlier looked a little like the legendary divine dragons. Do you think… legendary divine dragons really exist?” Wang Yu asked as he looked at Duan Ling Tian.
Before Duan Ling Tian could reply, Han Xue Nai looked at Wang Yu in shock as she asked, “Dragon? You mean… Di Yong is not human?”
She did not hear about this when Duan Ling Tian was recounting the incident.
He had only told her about the things Di Yong had done.
“Yeah, he’s not a human,” Duan Ling Tian answered Han Xue Nai before looking at Wang Yu, “His true form was indeed a divine dragon. A genuine divine dragon!”
His heart was in turmoil as well when he reached the end of his sentence.
Duan Ling Tian sentiment toward the divine dragon was kind of different.
On earth, where he spent his previous life, dragons were a spiritual symbol in his hometown — Hua. It represented the few billions of his fellow countrymen from the nation Hua.
On earth, the people from the nation Hua were also called the ‘descendants of the dragon’.
Naturally, the dragons that signified the Hua’s were ancient legendary eastern dragons. It was different from the dragons in the western countries.
In Duan Ling Tian’s opinion, the winged-dragons in the eyes of the western countries were just some huge bats.
It could not be compared to the legendary eastern dragons of his homeland at all.
Moreover, although the technique, Nine Dragons War Sovereign Technique, he cultivated in this life did not have a direct connection to the dragons, it was still indirectly connected to them.
When Wang Yu heard Duan Ling Tian’s words, he was horrified and overwhelmed with shock.
Duan Ling Tian looked at Han Xue Nai and asked, “Xue Nai, does the Dao Martial Saint Land have dragon clans?”
“Brother Ling Tian, how do you know about the dragon clans?” Han Xue Nai was slightly astonished.
In fact, not everybody in the Dao Martial Saint Land knew about the dragon clans. This was because the divine dragons of the dragon clans usually maintained a low profile so not many people knew about their existence.
Naturally, this did not mean the divine dragons of the dragon clans had completely severed its relation with the outer world.
On the contrary, once members of dragon clans had reached maturity, they would be driven out of their clans so that they could train. In the Dao Martial Saint Land, any random person brushing past you on the bustling street might just be a member of the dragon clans.
Actually, if the dragon clans’ members did not take the initiative to reveal their true forms, no one would be the wiser.
The dragon clans had their own rules too.
They were not allowed to reveal their true forms unless they encountered a life-or-death situation and no other members from their clans could come to their rescue.
Members of the dragon clans who dared to disobey the rule would be captured by an enforcement team and imprisoned in the Dragon Prison Valley for the rest of their lives.
Due to this reason, very few members of the dragon clan would dare to reveal their true forms.
Naturally, there were also a few members from the dragon clans who had been imprisoned in the Dragon Prison Valley for the rest of their lives. They were fittingly punished for revealing their identities.
“I heard about it from a Devil Cultivator,” Duan Ling Tian said.
“Devil cultivator?” Han Xue Nai frowned. “Brother Ling Tian, you’re acquainted with a Devil Cultivator?”
Duan Ling Tian nodded before telling Han Xue Nai about Wang Ba and how he had taken over Di Yong’s divine dragon’s body.
“A Devil Cultivator from the Devilseal Tablet? A Saint Stage powerhouse who once opened up 59 Saint Veins?” Han Xue Nai said guardedly, “Brother Ling Tian, there are no Devil Cultivators who are simple… Since Wang Ba’s remnant soul has already left your body, don’t get too close to him in the future.”
As someone from the Dao Martial Saint Land, Han Xue Nai, naturally, knew what the words ‘Devil Cultivators’ meant and all the connotations it carried.
Although not all Devil Cultivators were evil, nine out of ten evil people in the Dao Martial Saint Land were Devil Cultivators.
In the Dao Martial Saint Land, Devil Cultivators were the most hated. Naturally, this only applied to weak Devil Cultivators.
If those powerful Devil Cultivators walked on a bustling street, nobody would dare to say anything bad, let alone pick a fight.
The Dao Martial Saint Land was a place where the law of the jungle applied. It was a world where the strong ruled.
“Alright.” Duan Ling Tian nodded, but he was not worried at all. He had the Devilseal Tablet in his hand so was there a need for him to be afraid of Devil Cultivators?
If Wang Ba’s soul was hidden in someone’s body, the Devilseal Tablet might not be effective against him. However, now that he had taken over a body, the Devilseal Tablet would be able to seal him.
“Brother Ling Tian, earlier you said Di Yong’s true form was a black divine dragon, right?” Han Xue Nai asked when she thought about it again.
Duan Ling Tian nodded his head.
“Looks like Di Yong was a Devil Dragon,” Han Xue Nai said in disbelief, “How can Devil Dragons still exist? Moreover, this one actually reached the Mortal Shedding Stage in such an environment.” There was a hint of dread on her face when she reached the end of her sentence.
‘Devil Dragon?” Duan Ling Tian was stunned. “Xue Nai, what’s the difference between a Devil Dragon and a divine dragon?”
“There’s essentially no difference since Devil Dragons are also divine dragons. However, Devil Dragons can be considered as Variants among divine dragons. It’s a Variant Divine Dragon,” Han Xue Nai continued, “All Devil Dragons are divine dragons that have devilified. This type of divine dragons is not accepted in dragon clans. It would be killed the moment it’s born.”
“Killed?” Duan Ling Tian was taken aback.
“There’s a rumor in the Dao Martial Saint Land saying that the first Devil Dragon was born a long time ago. When this Devil Dragon was born, it almost caused the entire dragon clan to be annihilated. Due to this reason, that dragon clan had to recuperate for several tens of thousands of years before they finally recovered,” Han Xue Nai said.
“A Devil Dragon almost caused the dragon clan to be annihilated? It’s so strong?” Duan Ling Tian was shocked.
“It was not because it was strong. On the day of its birth, it secretly devilified other members of the dragon clan,” Han Xue Nai said in one breath, “It’s said that it was because of him devilifying almost half of the members of the dragon clan that it created unprecedented civil strife in the dragon clan. That civil strife almost wiped out all of the dragon clans in the Dao Martial Saint Land. It was only until several tens of thousands of years later that they finally emerged again.”
“Due to this reason, Devil Dragons born in dragon clans are instantly killed?” Duan Ling Tian asked again.
“Yes.” Han Xue Nai nodded. “Using the past as a lesson, dragon clans had set a new rule that all Devil Dragons born in the clans will be immediately killed to avoid unnecessary trouble in the future! Naturally, Devil Dragons are rare… It’s said that there might not even be one Devil Dragon being born every 1,000 years,” Han Xue Nai explained.
“Just like the saying goes, ‘Once bitten, twice shy.’” Duan Ling Tian sighed.
“Brother Ling Tian, how many claws did the Devil Dragon you saw earlier possessed?” Han Xue Nai asked suddenly as though she had recalled something.
“Five,” Duan Ling Tian answered.
“Five?” Han Xue Nai was bewildered when she heard Duan Ling Tian’s words. “Brother Ling Tian, are you sure?”
“Yes.” Duan Ling Tian nodded.
“My goodness… That Devil Dragon is actually the lineal descendant of the dragon clan!” Han Xue Nai muttered after she gasped.
“Wang Ba did say he was the lineal descendant of the dragon clan as well… Xue Nai, you only heard the number of claws he had on his paws, how do you know he’s the lineal descendant of the dragon clan?” Duan Ling Tian was curious.
“Brother Ling Tian, the dragon clans divide its members into three categories according to the purity of their blood… The true form of an ordinary member in the dragon clan is a three-clawed divine dragon. Their strength is ordinary as well… Naturally, they are only ordinary in comparison to the other members in the dragon clan,” Han Xue Nai explained patiently, “Above the three-clawed divine dragons are the four-clawed divine dragons… The four-clawed divine dragons are usually those who hold important positions in the dragon clan. For instance, the elders and the overseers are all four-clawed divine dragons. Above the four-clawed divine dragons are the five-clawed divine dragons. They hold the highest position in the dragon clans! The five-clawed divine dragons are the lineal descendants of the dragon clan. All of the Clan Leaders of dragon clans are five-clawed divine dragons… Only a five-clawed divine dragon is able to inspire fear in the members of the dragon clans.”
Han Xue Nai continued speaking, “According to the rumor I heard, there are only nine five-clawed divine dragons in a dragon clan. The number will never change. A new five-clawed divine dragon will only be born when an old five-clawed divine dragon has died or has undergone Transcendence. A five-clawed Devil Dragon is very rare even in ten thousand years!”
Han Xue Nai continued, “It’s said that the first Devil Dragon that appeared in the history of the dragon clans was a five-clawed Devil Dragon. It was a lineal descendant of the dragon clan.”
Duan Ling Tian did not expect that members of the dragon clans would be categorized this way; three-clawed divine dragons, four-clawed divine dragons, and five-clawed divine dragons.
This was his first time seeing a true divine dragon, and this dragon was actually a five-clawed divine dragon. Moreover, it was a five-clawed Devil Dragon.
According to Xue Nai, five-clawed Devil Dragons were extremely rare.
“That’s weird. Since the dragon clans already have a rule stating that all Devil Dragons have to be killed in its infancy, why was Di Yong alive? Moreover, he actually left the Dao Martial Saint Land and came here?” Duan Ling Tian could not help but feel confused as he mused over his ‘luck’ and Di Yong’s identity.