Chapter 1355: Play It By The Ear
Translator: EndlessFantasy Translation Editor: EndlessFantasy Translation
“What?!” Duan Ling Tian did not expect Elder Huo would actually ask him to hand over the Seven Treasures Exquisite Pagoda to Di Yong and tell him its secrets.
Wait a minute!
The Seven Treasures Exquisite Pagoda did not seem to have any secrets, right?
The Seven Treasures Exquisite Pagoda did not reject him because it had acknowledged him as its owner. This was because his soul was from Planet Yan Huang.
Even if he handed the Seven Treasures Exquisite Pagoda to another person, he still would not be able to sever his ties to the Seven Treasures Exquisite Pagoda… The Seven Treasures Exquisite Pagoda seemed to be clinging to him.
“Elder Huo, even if I hand over the Seven Treasures Exquisite Pagoda to him, I still have no way of forcing the Seven Treasures Exquisite Pagoda to acknowledge him as the owner… Could it be that you have a way?” Duan Ling Tian asked.
“I didn’t ask you to hand over the Seven Treasures Exquisite Pagoda to him for real! I’m telling you to hand it to him for the time being to stall for time,” Elder Huo explained.
Duan Ling Tian was finally hit by a pang of realization.
At this moment, Duan Ling Tian’s gaze landed on the Spatial Ring that was held in Di Yong’s hand.
That Spatial Ring belonged to him, and the Devilseal Tablet was inside the ring.
“As long as I can take the Devilseal Tablet out, it’ll be easy for me to kill Di Yong!” Duan Ling Tian thought to himself.
Soon after, a light bulb came on in Duan Ling Tian’s mind. His gaze instantly lit up as though he had recalled something.
“Elder Huo, I have an idea… You just need to play along with me,” Duan Ling Tian told Elder Huo.
“Boy, you only have the span of three breaths left… If you can’t make up your mind, I’ll show you the meaning of ‘better off dying!’” Di Yong’s cold voice resonated in the air.
“The Seven Treasures Exquisite Pagoda is in the Spatial Ring in your hand,” Duan Ling Tian said calmly as he looked at Di Yong.
“Hurmph! I’ve already checked your Spatial Ring after performing Blood Ownership Claim on it! The pagoda’s not inside! Boy, I warn you, don’t play games with me!” Di Yong snorted as killing intent rose in his eyes. It was as though he was about to devour somebody.
“You’ve seen how amazing the pagoda is… As long as I will it, I can change its size as I please. I’ve already turned it into the size of a speck of dust before I kept it in the Spatial Ring,” Duan Ling Tian said in a tone that was neither hurried nor slow as he stared at Di Yong nonchalantly, “Let alone you, even I won’t be able to find its location in the Spatial Ring if I didn’t establish ownership over it.
Di Yong frowned upon hearing Duan Ling Tian’s words.
Previously, he had witnessed with his own eyes how the pagoda that was as tall as an ordinary adult had turned into a small exquisite pagoda before it fell into Duan Ling Tian’s palm.
Due to this reason, he did not suspect anything when Duan Ling Tian said the size of the pagoda could be changed.
With how amazing the pagoda was, shrinking to the size of a speck of dust was not impossible at all.
“I’ve almost been deceived by you.” Di Yong’s gaze sharpened as he was hit by a pang of realization. He said to Duan Ling Tian coldly, “I believe the size of the pagoda can be changed, and it can transform into the size of a speck of dust … However, it’s not necessarily in the Spatial Ring! Perhaps, it’s hidden somewhere on your body… As for why you told me it’s in the Spatial Ring… Well, it’s obvious you just want me to hand over the Spatial Ring so that you can use the Devilseal Tablet to seal and kill me! Do you think I’ll fall for your trick?”
Di Yong had a knowing look on his face when he reached the end of his sentence.
“I must admit, your imagination can run pretty wild… In that case, you can torture me as you please. I’ll tell you the ‘truth’ that you want to hear when I’m almost dead!” Duan Ling Tian swept a disdainful glance at Di Yong. “However, I’m afraid the result will still be the same in the end.”
From the very beginning until the end, Di Yong was glaring intently at Duan Ling Tian’s eyes and the expression on his face.
He noticed Duan Ling Tian did not show any signs of guilt at all. This began to cause him to have doubts.
Could it be that… the pagoda had really shrunk to the size of a speck of dust and had been kept in the Spatial Ring by Duan Ling Tian?
The more he thought about it, the more he felt it was plausible.
“You can now cast your techniques… Don’t even think about getting your hands on that pagoda anymore,” Duan Ling Tian said nonchalantly, seemingly fearless.
Duan Ling Tian’s eyes flashed when he saw Di Yong’s gaze had fallen on his Dantian. He could tell what Di Yong was thinking about. He instantly smirked. “What? You think the Devilseal Tablet won’t be able to seal you after you cripple my Dantian? Don’t forget, I’ve already infused the energy that activates the Devilseal Tablet into it a long time ago. Even if you cripple my cultivation base, the Devilseal Tablet will still be activated by the energy that I previously infused into it. Killing you will be easy. You should know this better than anyone.”
When Duan Ling Tian reached the end of his sentence, there was a hint of mockery in his eyes.
Di Yong’s face turned grave immediately.
Earlier, he was overwhelmed by his own thoughts and had forgotten about this.
“That’s right, there’s also another thing I have to tell you. That pagoda is an extremely rare treasure! It even has a close relationship with the ten great Saint Weapons in the Dao Martial Saint Land’s Ten Great Saint Weapon Rankings,” Duan Ling Tian lied without batting his eyes as he looked at Di Yong.
After he saw the interest in Di Yong’s eyes, he continued to bluff, “All of the ten Super Saint Weapons actually came from the pagoda spirit in the pagoda.”
The moment Duan Ling Tian’s words left his mouth, Di Yong’s eyes brightened immediately, and his breathing began to quicken.
All of the ten Super Saint Weapons actually came from the pagoda spirit in the pagoda?
For a moment, his heart boiled, and his desire to obtain the mysterious pagoda became even stronger. However, his mind was still clear, and he did not let his guard down.
Di Yong put on a calm facade and suppressed his emotions as he asked Duan Ling Tian, “Do you think I’ll believe you just like that? What proof do you have?”
“Proof? Well, you’ll be able to see if it’s true after you obtain the pagoda… As long as I remove my ownership on the pagoda and hand it over to you, you’ll be able to contact the pagoda spirit in the pagoda,” Duan Ling Tian answered nonchalantly, “At that time, you can get the confirmation from him. With your cultivation base at the Intermediate Stage of the Mortal Shedding Stage, don’t tell me you’re actually afraid of me tricking you? Even if I pose a threat to you and want to use the Devilseal Tablet, you can always kill me before the Devilseal Tablet seals you, no?” Duan Ling Tian continued to say.
“Hurmph! Of course, I’ll be able to kill you in just a flash! However, I’ll probably die as well!” Di Yong snorted.
If Duan Ling Tian really took out the Devilseal Tablet, and he managed to kill Duan Ling Tian before the Devilseal Tablet sealed him, he would most likely die too.
“What? You think I’m willing to die together with you?” Duan Ling Tian laughed heartily. A hint of mockery could be seen in his eyes as though he was mocking Di Yong for thinking too much.
Upon hearing that, Di Yong’s eyes lit up immediately. He nodded. “I’ll return the Spatial Ring to you, but I’ll be monitoring your every action closely. If you dare to take out the Devilseal Tablet, I’ll kill you instantly!”
“I’m happy to take out the pagoda for you, but you must make an oath using the Nine-Nine Heavenly Tribulation that you won’t kill me or make things difficult for me once you obtain the pagoda!” Duan Ling Tian said solemnly, “Otherwise, I won’t do as you wish even if I die!”
“Deal! As long as you don’t play any tricks and hand over the pagoda to me so that it can acknowledge me as its master, I’m willing to make an oath.” The moment Di Yong’s words left his mouth, he pricked his finger and began to make an oath.
As nine claps of thunder resonated in the sky, the Tribulation Oath, the Nine-Nine Heavenly Tribulation, responded to Di Yong’s oath.
In Di Yong’s opinion, he did not care whether he killed Duan Ling Tian or not as long as he obtained the pagoda. Although Duan Ling Tian’s innate talent was good, it was still unworthy for him to take it seriously.
At this moment, Di Yong began to lower his guard.
He could see how sincere Duan Ling Tian was since he asked him to make an oath. He felt more at ease now.
“Don’t play any tricks, and don’t doubt my strength.” After making the oath, Di Yong handed the Spatial Ring to Duan Ling Tian. At the same time, he extended his Spiritual Energy and locked in on Duan Ling Tian… If Duan Ling Tian dared to take out the Devilseal Tablet, he would kill him immediately.
He had lived together with Duan Ling Tian for a period of time so he knew he would not choose to die together with him.
Due to this reason, he was not worried Duan Ling Tian would make an extreme choice.
After Duan Ling Tian had taken back his Spatial Ring, he performed the Blood Ownership Claim on it again before putting it on his finger.
Meanwhile, his heart jolted as the Seven Treasures Exquisite Pagoda in his ear turned smaller rapidly. After it had turned into the size of a speck of dust, it floated out and landed in his hand.
“I’ve already taken it out,” Duan Ling Tian said.
“Huh?” Upon hearing this, Di Yong looked at Duan Ling Tian’s hand immediately. Still, he could not see anything at all. He could not help but frown.
When he saw a dot on Duan Ling Tian’s hand that was growing bigger and bigger into an exquisite pagoda, his eyes lit up immediately like the stars in the night sky.
“What an amazing treasure!” Di Yong mused.
“Done! I’ve removed my Ownership Claim.” Soon after, Duan Ling Tian handed the Seven Treasures Exquisite Pagoda to Di Yong. “As long as you extend your Spiritual Energy to the top of that pearl, it’ll acknowledge you as the owner. Then, you’ll no longer be repelled by its energy.”
“You used this to make it acknowledge you as its master previously?” Di Yong asked as his eyes gleamed.
He could still remember, at that time, be it him or Han Xue Nai, none of them could touch this pagoda at all. Duan Ling Tian, on the other hand, had already taken the pagoda in his hand in just a blink of an eye.
At that time, he did not think of using his Spiritual Energy at all.
“Yes. Now, establish ownership on it before you take it.” Duan Ling Tian nodded.
Upon hearing this, Di Yong extended part of his Spiritual Energy into the pearl at the top of the Seven Treasures Exquisite Pagoda. The remaining Spiritual Energy was still locked on Duan Ling Tian.
He was worried Duan Ling Tian would suddenly make a move at this moment.
‘Look at how cautious you are.’ When Di Yong carefully took the Seven Treasures Exquisite Pagoda, Duan Ling Tian smirked inwardly.