Chapter 1339: Two Days Inside, One Day Outside
Translator: EndlessFantasy Translation Editor: EndlessFantasy Translation
After talking to the Three-legged Golden Crow, Duan Ling Tian sorted out the situation.
The Seven Treasures Exquisite Pagoda he had obtained was the very weapon that Li Jing of the ancient myths and legends of his past life had always carried around. It was a top Celestial Supreme Treasure.
According to the Three-legged Golden Crow, Li Jing had been killed, but before he perished, he forcefully tore through time and space and threw the Seven Treasures Exquisite Pagoda into the black hole to prevent it from falling into the wrong hands.
The black hole was extremely terrifying. Even Li Jing’s murderer did not dare to enter it.
As a top Celestial Supreme Treasure, the Seven Treasures Exquisite Pagoda sustained some damages while traveling through the black hole, but was not destroyed.
Finally, it passed through the black hole and came to a strange planet.
A hundred years ago, on the first level of the Seven Treasures Exquisite Pagoda, the Three-legged Golden Crow was awakened.
Although he had recovered from his injuries as time passed, he had no way out since he was a pagoda spirit in the Seven Treasures Exquisite Pagoda and could not leave the Seven Treasures Exquisite Pagoda at his will.
For the past 100 years, the Three-legged Golden Crow never thought that there was a way out.
Even though he was one of the pagoda spirits of the Seven Treasures Exquisite Pagoda, he could not do anything when the pagoda would not establish ownership with anyone apart from those from Yan Huang Land. He could not affect the will of the Seven Treasures Exquisite Pagoda which existence preceded his.
However, he did not expect to meet someone from Yan Huang Land on this strange planet after 100 years. More accurately, he did not expect to meet someone with the soul of a Yan Huang Land person.
Not only that, but the Seven Treasures Exquisite Pagoda had also established ownership with him on its own accord.
At that moment, the Three-legged Golden Crow knew that he had found the way out!
The Three-legged Golden Crow who had been alive for many years had a heart as calm as water. He did not feel any emotion even when Duan Ling Tian mentioned his mortal enemy, Hou Yi.
However, when he learned that he had found a way out, his emotions were somewhat stirred up.
“It’s a pity… I couldn’t get any one of the six Celestial Supreme Treasures,” Duan Ling Tian sighed regretfully.
In the Three-legged Golden Crow’s words, he had to restore the levels of the Seven Treasures Exquisite Pagoda if he wanted to get the six other Celestial Supreme Treasures.
After so many years, the Seven Treasures Exquisite Pagoda merely repaired the first level by itself which led to the awakening of the Three-legged Golden Crow. Now, the Seven Treasures Exquisite Pagoda had used up its remaining power to help him be reincarnated.
After depleting the power, the Seven Treasures Exquisite Pagoda was temporarily unable to continue restoring the second to the seventh levels.
“If you can find the materials I need, then I can help to restore the second level with the Flame of Sun,” the Three-legged Golden Crow said, “By then, you’d be able to enter the second level and obtain the Jasper Celestial Sword there.”
“What do you need?” Duan Ling Tian’s eyes brightened.
“I don’t know what the materials are called here. I’ll do it this way. I’ll imprint the appearance of the materials into your brain.”
As the Three-legged Golden Crow said this, a flash streaked in his eyes with a burning flame. A beam of light that moved so quickly that it was almost unnoticeable shot out and instantly pierced in between Duan Ling Tian’s eyebrows to enter his body.
In an instant, Duan Ling Tian felt dizzy.
At the same time, he discovered that there were many images in his mind. These images were various types of materials including medicinal material, metal, and stones. Besides that, there were also some liquids.
“I don’t seem to have any impression of these materials… Wait! I’ve seen this. Isn’t it the Empty Soul Grass? And this seems to be the Stride Mountain Stone.” While Duan Ling Tian murmured, he raised his hands and retrieved two items.
They were some grass and a crimson stone.
“How much of these two materials do you have?” The Three-legged Golden Crow’s eyes lit up as he asked.
“These are rare materials on the Cloud Continent… I don’t have a lot of them with me, but I can ask the others to go and collect them.” While Duan Ling Tian informed him of that, he retrieved whatever he had with him.
“Mmm. With these two materials, I can start restoring the second level of the Seven Treasures Exquisite Pagoda. However, to fully restore the second level, we’d need more,” the Three-legged Golden Crow said.
“I understand. I’ll ask the others to collect the materials you’ve requested for.” Duan Ling Tian nodded.
Currently, he was in control of Half Moon Island. With just an order, everyone on Half Moon Island under the three greatest Vice Island Masters would work for him.
Moreover, as the greatest of the Four Greatest Overseas Saint Islands, Half Moon Island was extremely powerful, so he could ask the other three Overseas Saint Islands to help to search for the materials as well.
As for the Cloud Continent, he had the Ling Tian Sect which was currently already the no. 1 sect on the continent with great power of influence. He would then be able to utilize the whole of the Cloud Continent’s strength to find the materials.
“Right. How should I address you in the future?” Duan Ling Tian asked the Three-legged Golden Crow.
“You’re the new master of the Seven Treasures Exquisite Pagoda and I’m the pagoda spirit of the Seven Treasures Exquisite Pagoda. Naturally, you’re my master too. You can call me anything you want.”
“Then, I’ll call you Elder Huo in the future.” Duan Ling Tian sized up the Three-legged Golden Crow and exclaimed, “I still remember… In the ancient myths and legends, the Three-legged Golden Crow was known as the ancestor who played with fire.”
“When it comes to playing with fire, no one could match you!” Duan Ling Tian said.
“Master, you flatter me. On playing with fire, we Three-legged Golden Crows were one of the best on Planet Yan Huang. However, there was someone comparable to us on Planet Yan Huang,” responded the Three-legged Golden Crow.
While he spoke, the flames on his body surged and then drew in. A dazzling ray of light shone like a burning sun. Duan Ling Tian felt a sharp twinge in his eyes because of it and immediately squeezed them shut.
When he opened his eyes again, he found out that the Three-legged Golden Crow was gone. Instead, there was an old man in gold in his place.
The old man was skinny. In fact, he was so skinny that he was all skin and bones. However, his eyes were shimmering. They brimmed with radiating vigor like two blazing suns on his face.
Duan Ling Tian knew that he was a transformation of the Three-legged Golden Crow.
“Elder Huo, the person you mentioned… Is he the God of Fire, Zhu Rong, from the ancient myths and legends?” Duan Ling Tian looked at the old man and asked curiously.
“That’s right. It’s Zhu Rong.”
Elder Huo nodded. “His Heavenly Fire was on the same grade as my Flames of Sun. He was known as the God of Fire by the people because he brought them fire and light.”
“Ah, yes.” Duan Ling Tian nodded. He had heard about the allusion Elder Huo mentioned.
“Elder Huo, the Seven Treasures Exquisite Pagoda was a top Celestial Treasure. Even if it were damaged, would it still be of help to me?” Duan Ling Tian asked.
That was what he cared about the most.
As the saying went, a sleeping lion was stronger than a barking dog. In his subconscious mind, he felt that the Seven Treasures Exquisite Pagoda would still be an asset to him.
“Of course.” Elder Huo nodded. “Although the cultivation environment of the first level of the Seven Treasures Exquisite Pagoda you’re at right now is ordinary, the speed of time here is slower than the outside world by one fold.”
“Slower by one fold? What does that even mean?” Duan Ling Tian took some time to digest this information.
“It means that one day outside is equivalent to two days inside the first level of the Seven Treasures Exquisite Pagoda,” Elder Huo explained.
“One day outside is equivalent to two days inside the first level of the Seven Treasures Exquisite Pagoda?” This time, Duan Ling Tian finally regained his senses as shock and disbelief were apparent on his face. “Does it mean that if I cultivate here for two days, only one day would’ve passed outside?”
“That’s right.” Elder Huo nodded.
Following the confirmation from Elder Huo, Duan Ling Tian’s heartbeat quickened suddenly, beating faster and faster.
When he had entered the first level of the Seven Treasures Exquisite Pagoda, he had clearly felt that the cultivation environment here was much better than that on Half Moon Island.
As for the extent to which it was better, it would have to wait until he cultivated there to find out.
“A decent cultivation environment and a slower flow of time… It’s an absolutely perfect cultivation place here!” Duan Ling Tian took a deep breath which calmed his racing heart.
Following that, Duan Ling Tian asked Elder Huo about his rebirth. It should be noted that he had completed the reincarnation process through the 10,000 Year Stalactite Milk.
Although the Seven Treasures Exquisite Pagoda used the power it had accumulated for so many years to help him break through three levels at once to arrive at the Ninth Level Martial Emperor Stage, that should not have been considered a rebirth.
“The rebirth you mentioned has only reached the limits of a mortal’s body. Now, the actual body of that little Devil Dragon who just left can’t match yours,” Elder Huo said.
The corner of Duan Ling Tian’s mouth twitched when he heard the old man call Di Yong a little Devil Dragon.
That was a Five-Clawed Devil Dragon!
To be exact, he was one of the Five-Clawed Divine Dragons, a dragon clan’s lineal descendant.
“Elder Huo, you said that his actual body isn’t even as strong as mine. What does that mean?” Duan Ling Tian asked.
As far as he knew, a dragon’s body, especially that of a dragon clan’s lineal descendant, the Five-Clawed Divine Dragon, was one of the best in the whole of Dao Martial Saint Land.
Setting aside a human who was born weak, even other powerful demons were not comparable to them.
Elder Huo said, “Currently, his body might be stronger than yours, but that was because his cultivation base was higher than yours. If your cultivation base were to be the same as his, your body would definitely be stronger than his actual body!”
In the past, Duan Ling Tian had learned from the current Di Yong, who was also the old Wang Ba, that the strength of a Martial Cultivator or Dao Cultivator’s body was closely related to their cultivation base.
Not only would the dragon’s actual body improve as their cultivation base improved, but the same applied to a human too.
However, the human body’s improvement would never be able to measure up to the improvement of the dragon’s actual body.
Even if human broke through to the Saint Stage, their body could not even compare to a Three-Clawed Divine Dragon who was at the Early Stage Mortal Shedding Stage, lest the Five-Clawed Divine Dragon.
Now, the Elder Huo had said that his body was stronger than the actual body of a Five-Clawed Devil Dragon on the same cultivation base!
How could this not shock him?
“Elder Huo… You… Is that really true?” Duan Ling Tian’s breathing quickened as he asked hesitantly.