Chapter 1342: Xue Nai Makes A Breakthrough
Translator: EndlessFantasy Translation Editor: EndlessFantasy Translation
“There’s one thing I need all of you to do,” Duan Ling Tian announced unhurriedly and ordered the three of them to search for the materials needed to repair the Seven Treasures Exquisite Pagoda, “Apart from using our Half Moon Island’s force, use the other three great Overseas Saint Islands’ forces too. I’ll be making a long trip in within these few days so I’ll inform the Hidden Fog Island of the three great Overseas Saint Islands. I’ll leave the other two great Overseas Saint Islands to you.” The tone in Duan Ling Tian’s voice brooked no argument.
He left the moment his words left his mouth, only his silhouette could be seen by Xiao Kun and the other two.
“O-Our new Island Master of Half Moon Island… i-is just too terrifying!” Xiao Kun said, horrified.
“T-That’s right! It has only been a while, but his strength has surpassed ours!”
“I suspect he’s not even human! How is it possible for a human body to withstand three of our attacks?”
The other two Vice Island Masters were shocked as well.
The moment they recalled the scene earlier, an inexplicable sense of disbelief immediately rose up from the bottom of their hearts.
Duan Ling Tian had a million thoughts running through his mind when he left.
“Currently, my cultivation base has already made a breakthrough to the Ninth Level Martial Emperor Stage. However, the Profundities I comprehended is a little lacking. I’m still far behind compared to Xiao Kun and the other two in terms of Origin Energy and Profundities. However, I’ve cultivated the Saint Grade Martial Tactic Colossal Aerolite Arrow! Since I’ve cultivated the movement technique in the Colossal Aerolite Arrow to the Fundamental Awareness Stage, it has offset the speed difference between them and me, allowing my speed to be on par with theirs. Moreover, with my body right now, I can withstand their attacks as long as they don’t use any Spirit Weapon. Naturally, this is also because they did not cultivate any Saint Grade Martial Tactic. If they had cultivated the Saint Grade Martial Tactic and used the offensive technique, my body would not have been able to endure their attacks. In the Colossal Aerolite Arrow, the Aerolite Strike is the first and also highest level offensive technique I’ve cultivated… With the help of this technique, my offensive ability has far surpassed Xiao Kun and the other two!”
The battle earlier had allowed Duan Ling Tian to gain a new understanding of his own strength.
“What’s most important is to raise two types of Profundities now… I heard from Xue Nai that a martial artist from Cloud Continent must at least raise one of his Martial Emperor Stage Profundity to the Ninth Level if he wants to make a breakthrough to the Mortal Shedding Stage. At that time, with the Ninth Level Martial Emperor Stage Profundity as the intermediary, I’ll merge all of my Profundities into my body and use its force to open up my Saint Veins. Once I’ve opened up my Saint Veins, I’ll break through to the Early Stage Mortal Shedding Stage.”
Anyone at the Ninth Level Martial Emperor Stage who had comprehended a Ninth Level Emperor Stage Profundity would be considered as a powerhouse at the peak of Martial Emperor Stage, just like the three great Vice Island Masters of Half Moon Island.
The First Island Masters of the three great Overseas Saint Islands were also at this level.
After returning to his mansion, Duan Ling Tian learned that Han Xue Nai had gone into closed-door cultivation. According to the three little fellows, she was close to breaking through to the Mortal Shedding Stage now.
“All of you, get ready. When your Sister Xue Nai comes out of her closed-door cultivation, we’ll make our way back to Cloud Continent,” Duan Ling Tian told Little Black, Little White, and Little Gold.
The moment the three little fellows heard this, their eyes lit up immediately.
They had longed to leave this nasty place… On Cloud Continent, apart from the two ancient clans, it was almost impossible for them to encounter someone who was stronger than them.
Due to this reason, they lived a very carefree live on Cloud Continent, doing whatever pleased them.
When they came to Half Moon Island, they realized there were many people who were much stronger than them on this island that was only the size of a palm.
In the next period of time, other than accompanying the two girls, Duan Ling Tian used the rest of his time comprehending the Fused and Sword Profundities quietly.
Soon after, he discovered something shocking. He discovered that his comprehending speed was extremely fast now. It only took him ten days to make a breakthrough in his Fused and Sword Profundities.
After another twenty days, he made another breakthrough in his two profundities again.
“Elder Huo, do you know what’s going on?” Duan Ling Tian could not help but ask Elder Huo. He had a feeling it was closely related to the second ‘rebirth’ that he had undergone.
The answer he obtained from Elder Huo was just as he had expected.
Now that his body had undergone the second ‘rebirth’, not only was his body stronger than a five-clawed divine dragon, but even his perception was much stronger than before. It was to the point where ordinary people could no longer compare to him.
According to a saying on Cloud Continent, the speed of comprehending Profundities depended on the level of one’s comprehension ability.
However, it actually depended on a one’s perception.
Those who had a strong perception would be able to comprehend Profundities very quickly.
This was also why Di Yong, the Island Master of Half Moon Island, broke through to the Mortal Shedding Stage so quickly even though he was not able to enjoy the cultivation resources from the dragon clans.
As a five-clawed Devil Dragon, one of the finest five-clawed divine dragons, his perception was terrifyingly strong due to the strength of his body.
However, Duan Ling Tian’s body was even more powerful than his. Therefore, there was no doubt his perception was even more terrifying than his.
When Han Xue Nai finally came out of her closed-door cultivation, Duan Ling Tian’s Sword Profundity had already progressed to the Eighth Level Emperor Stage Sword Profundity.
“Xue Nai, you’ve made a breakthrough?” Duan Ling Tian’s eyes lit up immediately when he saw Xue Nai’s delicate face was no longer as childish-looking as before and her temperament seemed to have undergone a great transformation as well.
“Yes.” She smiled as she nodded.
“How many Saint Veins did you open?” Duan Ling Tian asked curiously.
“Ten,” Han Xue Nai responded. The moment the words left her mouth, the smile on her face became even more dazzling.
Being able to open ten Saint Veins at the Early Stage of the Mortal Shedding Stage could also be considered as outstanding in the Dao Martial Saint Land… In fact, a Martial Emperor Stage Martial or Dao Cultivator would open more Saint Veins as they continued to cultivate.
Han Xue Nai could already open ten veins at the Mortal Shedding Stage Early Stage. In the future, the number of Saint Veins she would be able to open in the other four stages would be even more than this. For example, she would be able to open eleven Saint Veins at least in the Intermediate Stage of the Mortal Shedding Stage, and she would be able to open at least twelve Saint Veins at the Mastery Stage.
When Han Xue Nai made it to the Paramount Stage of the Mortal Shedding Stage, she would have opened sixty Saint Veins at the very least.
In the Dao Martial Saint Land, it was only a matter of time before Martial or Dao Cultivators opened fifty or more Saint Veins as long as they did not suddenly die or met with some mishap.
Due to this reason, Han Xue Nai was extremely delighted.
Although she was a native of the Dao Martial Saint Land, she did not cultivate using the cultivation method that the Dao Martial Saint Land’s natives used… Her cultivation method was more similar to the cultivation method of the Martial or Dao Cultivators from the Mortal Continent where they emphasized more on a deep foundation.
Naturally, the cultivation speed was much slower due to this.
As the saying went, ‘You reap what you sow,’ being able to open ten Saint Veins the moment she made a breakthrough to the Mortal Shedding Stage Early Stage was her reward.
Although Duan Ling Tian was slightly shocked, he quickly congratulated her, “Congratulations, Xue Nai!” He truly felt happy for her.
Now that she had opened ten Saint Veins at the Mortal Shedding Stage Early Stage, her future looked very promising.
“Thank you, Brother Ling Tian!” Han Xue Nai could not stop smiling at all.
Since Xue Nai already came out of her closed-door cultivation, Duan Ling Tian proceeded to tell her about his plan of returning to Cloud Continent, “I’ve decided to move Ling Tian Sect to Half Moon Island when I return.”
“Half Moon Island is indeed the best cultivation place outside of the Dao Martial Saint Land. With this place as its base, Ling Tian Sect will eventually become a true Super Sect.” Han Xue Nai agreed with Duan Ling Tian’s plan.
She had held some sentiment for Ling Tian Sect. During the time when Duan Ling Tian was absent, she was the Acting Sect Leader of Ling Tian Sect and had managed it in his place.
When Duan Ling Tian said he wanted to leave, he really meant it. He brought the two girls and the three little fellows with him, and they left Half Moon Island together with Han Xue Nai.
After leaving Half Moon Island, they did not immediately return to Cloud Continent.
Under Duan Ling Tian’s lead, they went to the Hidden Fog Island again to look for Tang Zhen, the First Island Master of Hidden Fog Island.
“Island Master Tang, where’s the First Revered Elder of your Hidden Fog Island?” Duan Ling Tian asked without beating around the bush.
Tang Zhen did not dare to slack at all when he saw Han Xue Nai standing next to Duan Ling Tian since he had witnessed her killing the First Island Master of Coral Island with only a Dao Talisman. “Elder Chi Huo has been taken away by someone from the Dao Martial Saint Land not too long ago.”
“Somebody from the Dao Martial Saint Land?” Duan Ling Tian frowned. “How about the woman he brought back with him from Cloud Continent?”
“She has also been taken away,” Tang Zhen replied.
“Why would people from the Dao Martial Saint Land take them away?” Han Xue Nai asked.
“It’s because they used to have Fire Spirit Bodies or something… I don’t really know the exact reason,” he replied.
“Alright… I guess there must be a force from the Dao Martial Saint Land that has taken a liking to their fire-attribute innate talent,” Han Xue Nai muttered to herself as she nodded. It was as though she had figured out something.
As someone who came from the Dao Martial Saint Land, she naturally knew about things that ordinary people were not privy to.
“Xue Nai?” However, Duan Ling Tian confused. He did not know what was going on at all.
“Brother Ling Tian, Sister Tian Wu must have been taken as a disciple by a force in the Dao Martial Saint Land. They must have taken a liking to her innate ability and because she formerly possessed the Fire Spirit Body,” Han Xue Nai replied.
“But the energy that came from the Fire Spirit Body inside her is long gone…” Duan Ling Tian frowned.
“Brother Ling Tian, I’ve said it earlier, she formerly possessed the Fire Spirit Body,” Han Xue Nai interrupted Duan Ling Tian and emphasized on the word ‘formerly’, “The body of a person who formerly possessed the Fire Spirit Body would certainly be affected. Moreover, she or he would have an even greater affinity with the fire attribute. Be it cultivating fire attribute cultivation method or fire attribute Saint Grade Martial Tactic, this type of people would have an extraordinary progress speed,” Han Xue Nai continued.
“I see…” Duan Ling Tian finally understood. So it turned out that a force from the Dao Martial Saint Land had taken a liking to Tian Wu’s innate talent.
“Do you know which force from the Dao Martial Saint Land is this?” Duan Ling Tian asked as he looked at Tang Zhen.