Chapter 1377: A Terrifying Old Man
Translator: EndlessFantasy Translation Editor: EndlessFantasy Translation
When Duan Ling Tian went back to the Latent Dragon Camp, he noticed that the other twelve gangsters other than him were all cultivating quietly in their room.
As for the people who were living in the tattered wooden house underneath the high platform, they were still as laidback as before.
However, two people from two wooden houses did not come out for a very long time.
Those were the wooden houses that Hou Lin and Li Han dwelled in.
Duan Ling Tian did not notice this at all because after he went back, he had gone straight to his wooden house too. Of course, the wooden house that he was staying in now was wooden house Number 6.
Having defeated Zhang Ji Long, he now replaced him and became the sixth member of the 13 Gangsters, with merely five people on Mortal Shedding Stage Mastery Stage in front of him.
“Wait a minute! It’s actually one of them on Mortal Shedding Stage Perfection Stage and the other four on Mortal Shedding Stage Mastery Stage!” Right at that moment, Duan Ling Tian was reminded of Ling Yun, the young man in green who carried a long sheathed sword on his back and was also the leader of the 13 Gangsters.
Duan Ling Tian had to admit that when he saw Ling Yun, he was reminded of Su Li, his best friend from his past. Unfortunately, he had never seen Su Li at all even up to when he left the Cloud Continent.
The reason he was reminded of him was that Ling Yun was similar to Su Li. Of course, this was in terms of clothing only.
After he had shut his door, Duan Ling Tian entered the Seven Treasures Exquisite Pagoda.
“Elder Huo, please wake me up nine months later if I haven’t roused yet,” Duan Ling Tian told Elder Huo and then rose up to the second level of the Seven Treasures Exquisite Pagoda to cultivate.
Being inside the second level of the Seven Treasures Exquisite Pagoda was the equivalent of three months outside.
The City Governer of Mound Hill City would come out of his closed-door cultivation three months later. Then, he would perform some test and recruit two to three disciples or something.
Duan Ling Tian had no interest in that at all.
Still, it was inconvenient for him to pull out of this, so he had no choice but to accompany Guo Li to join in the fun and maybe add this to his chest of experiences.
If he accidentally became the disciple of the Governor of Mound Hill City, well then, he would just let nature take its course.
If the other members from the 13 Gangsters knew about Duan Ling Tian’s thoughts, they would slap him hard. Even Guo Li would do that too!
The reason they were cultivating to their utmost right now was to perform their best during the test that the Governor of Mound Hill City set three months later, was it not?
Becoming the disciple of the Governor of Mound Hill City was one of their dreams come true.
When Duan Ling Tian thought of Guo Li, he instantly sighed to himself, “He must really want to become the direct disciple to the Governor of Mound Hill City.”
In his opinion, Guo Li was no doubt a pitiful person. She was a woman, yet she possessed an innate talent that was in no way inferior to men. Apart from that, she had to carry the heavy burden of expectations from her clan.
All of these came at a price as well.
No matter where she went, she was always in trepidation, fearing that somebody would make a sneak attack on her and kill her.
If she could become the direct disciple of the Governor of Mound Hill City, she no longer would need to live in fear anymore.
“If I could help you, I definitely would,” Duan Ling Tian muttered.
Guo Li was one of the earliest people he had met when he arrived at Dao Martial Saint Land… That time, he had killed a hundred over Obsidian Pangolins in that ocean near Fuyu Island and before he attracted even more ferocious wild beasts, Guo Li had given him a warning.
Even though Guo Li’s warning was in vain in the end, he still felt grateful towards her.
After getting along with each other and after finding out more about her, he realized that she was actually a very kind girl. He did not wish to see such a sweet girl perish from this world.
Even if such a day really came, he wished that it would be the day when her lifespan ended.
“With my cultivation speed, there’s no doubt that I’d be able to break through to the Mortal Shedding Stage Intermediate Stage in nine months’ time! This time, after I’ve made a breakthrough, I’ll still need to spend some time cultivating the techniques in the Saint Grade Martial Tactic Colossal Aerolite Arrow,” Duan Ling Tian thought to himself.
Soon, Duan Ling Tian sat cross-legged in the air and began to cultivate with a Fifth-Grade Saint Stone in his hand.
The Heaven and Earth Spirit Energy from the second level of the Seven Treasures Exquisite Pagoda and the Heaven and Earth Spirit Energy originating from the Fifth-Grade Saint Stone continued to be absorbed by Duan Ling Tian into his body before they were carried by the nine dragons to go pass across the fifteen Saint Veins.
After passing through the fifteen Saint Veins, it could already be considered that a great Qi circulatory cycle had been completed. After completing the great Qi circulatory cycle, the Heaven and Earth Spirit Energy was also transformed into True Energy and entered Duan Ling Tian’s Qi Sea.
The True Energy in the Qi Sea increased a little.
Such a cycle repeated again and again as though it did not know the meaning of exhaustion.
Cultivation was always so dry.
Only by experiencing the most arduous hardship could one rise above the ordinary!
Just when Duan Ling Tian was doing his best cultivating and barging into the Mortal Shedding Stage Intermediate Stage, a group of people roamed across the sky in an overbearing manner in mighty contingents to the south of Dao Martial Saint Land. There were more than 300 of them.
Their speed was so fast that it was horrendous.
“My goodness! What are those?!” At the same time, many people also saw the sky being blotted out by them and were all taken by surprise.
“What insane speed! My cultivation base is the Mortal Shedding Stage Paramount Stage, but my speed is nowhere close to theirs!” Someone at the Mortal Shedding Stage Paramount Stage muttered. There was only bafflement on his face.
“Saint Rudiment Stage! All these hundreds of people are at the Saint Rudiment Stage… My goodness! There are so many Saint Rudiment Stage powerhouses! Which six-rated force has come swarming out like hornets from a nest?”
“There are so many of them… It looks like they’re planning to make it out to the ocean. I wonder what are they doing there though.”
“I kinda want to follow them and see what they’re up to actually, but the problem is that given my speed, I can’t chase them at all!”
Many people looked up at the sky and stared as the hundreds of figures disappeared in the horizon, vanishing before their eyes.
It took a long time for the anxiety in their hearts to be suppressed.
Whoosh! Whoosh! Whoosh! Whoosh! Whoosh!
The swarm of people, who moved like a great flood, soared across the sky, entering the ocean region from the south of Dao Martial Saint Land.
Leading the swarm was a gigantic bear-type wild beast. The bear-type wild beast’s eyes were completely red and its gigantic body was like a small mountain.
This wild beast had speed so quick that in just the blink of an eye, it had already left the southern land of Dao Martial Saint Land.
On the back of this wild beast stood a yellow-clad girl. The childish look on this ultimately beautiful, delicate face on this girl had diminished. It was obvious that she was an unparalleled beauty who was going to leave her teenage years soon.
However, the expression on the girl’s face was glum.
There was another peculiarly dressed middle-aged man by the side of the wild beast. His facial features were perfect but the vicissitudes of life still left some signs behind on his face. Right then, looking at the teenage girl on the back of that wild beast, he smiled and reassured, “Xue Nai, don’t worry. Your Brother Ling Tian will be okay.”
“Uncle Mu, thanks for accompanying me to look for Brother Ling Tian.” This girl in yellow was none other than Han Xue Nai.
“Silly girl, there’s no need to thank me.” The middle-aged man shook his head before adding again, “As long as Brother Ling Tian doesn’t go to Dao Martial Saint Land, I’ll definitely help you to find him.”
Great confidence reverberated in the middle-aged man’s words.
What a joke!
This time, on just this trip alone, he had brought fifty powerhouses who were at the Saint Stage and above with him.
There were at least another 260 people who were at the Saint Rudiment Stage and above.
Even if these people searched the entire sea region between Dao Martial Saint Land and the Cloud Continent, it would not take them very long. Well, of course, this was mainly because these people were extremely fast.
“Alright.” Han Xue Nai nodded, worry still apparent in her eyes.
“Brother Ling Tian, please be safe. Otherwise, I, Xue Nai, will never forgive myself forever!” Han Xue Nai thought secretly to herself. A young man’s voice and expression kept appearing in her mind. It was none other than her Brother Ling Tian.
This formidable array of more than 300 people swept across and wherever they flew past, they continued to set off a series of raging waves on the surface of the sea. These waves then splashed downwards and caused the wild beasts near to the ocean surface to be giddy and dazzled.
Not far behind them, a hoary figure followed closely behind them like a shadow.
This was an old man in gray who was skinny with just skin over his bones. However, his eyes seemed to be gleaming with dark green flames, making him look gruesome and unsettling.
The old man was holding a cane that was made of some unknown material and the dark green luster that was covering it matched his eyes, giving off a sense of bloodcurdling aura.
“Are these people from the fifth or the sixth-rated force? What are they actually doing heading to the south with such flourish? The south seems to be the Mortal Continent where the Young Master was in,” the grey-clad old man muttered as a chill could be heard in his voice. “I wonder how much has the Young Master grown now. Master asked me to wait for him at the southern part of Dao Martial Saint Land, but he still has yet to come till now. I heard that the cultivation speed of the Mortal Continent people is extremely slow. Perhaps, I still need to wait for a bit more then. However, these people are actually heading to the Mortal Continent that the Young Master is in, so I must go and ask about their purpose, I can’t possibly let them disrupt the Young Master’s growth.”
As the old man muttered, he vanished on the spot right away as though he had just disappeared into thin air.
At the same time, a figure emerged in front of the contingent of 300 over people with the bear-type wild beast leading them. It turned out to be none other than the old man in gray who was following them just now.
With just a raise of his hand, the cane on the old man’s hand trembled as he pointed at the sky.
Right away, vast energy exploded in the air and a barrier that descended from the sky spread out as though it was connecting the heaven and the earth together. At the same time, the contingent of people had also reached near him.
“Shit!” The peculiarly dressed middle-aged man who was by the side of the bear-type wild beast had also noticed the barrier that suddenly appeared in front of them. His pale face turned horrified right away.
“Stop!” With a sharp order from the middle-aged man, the massive contingent started to slow down, but they still made some distance forward due to the inertia.
The one who slowed down first was the bear-type wild beast. After it had stopped, it threw his head back and roared. Sound waves rolled out and caused a gush of solid impact wave to appear in the sky.
The impact wave exploded in the air, causing the space to quake a little.
“Heavenhell Bear?” An old voice cried out in surprise.