Chapter 1378: Azure Cloud Mansion
Translator: EndlessFantasy Translation Editor: EndlessFantasy Translation
In the next instance, an old man in gray who was holding a cane appeared in front of the contingent of three hundred over people.
With just his own strength, he made the battalion consisting 50 Saint Stage powerhouses and more than 200 Saint Rudiment Stages powerhouse to come to a halt. Just from this, one could easily see just how formidable this old man was.
“Old man, who are you?” Han Xue Nai, who was standing on the back of the wild beast, had now snapped back to reality and was glaring angrily at him. “Why are you blocking our way?”
“Little girl, how rude of you… Haven’t the adults in your house taught you some manners?” The old man’s eyes that were gleaming brilliantly with dark green flames stared fixedly at Han Xue Nai.
“Ah!” Right at this moment, Han Xue Nai finally saw the devilish gleam in his eyes. At once, she was struck with fear until the color drained from her face. Even her body could not help but start to tremble right away.
One could easily imagine just how dreadful this old man was to the point that he could make her, who was nicknamed the Little Devil, to be struck with fear like that.
“Xue Nai, watch your manners!” Right at that moment, the peculiarly dressed middle-aged man who traveled in front with Han Xue Nai flew to the front and came to a stop in front of the gray-clad old man before bowing slightly.
Taking a deep breath, the middle-aged man called out unhurriedly, “Senior.” His tone was filled with respect.
“You aren’t bad… There are originally not many remarkable Beastriders in Dao Martial Saint Land and on top of that, it’s even rarer to see a Beastrider who could tame a wild beast such as the Heavenhell Bear.” The old man looked at the younger man and nodded before quickly looking at the Heavenhell Bear again.
Being scrutinized by the old man, the Heavenhell Bear was struck with fear that it started to tremble too, so much so that it almost caused Han Xue Nai to fall off. Fortunately, the peculiarly dressed man snarled out in time and made the Heavenhell Bear regain its calmness once again.
Looking at the middle-aged man again, the old man said nonchalantly, “Tell me, what’s your name? Perhaps, I’ve heard of you before.”
“Senior, I’m called Mu Yi,” replied the middle-aged man respectfully.
“Mu Yi? I think I’ve heard of you before… Are you that genius Beastrider from the Greenwave Han Mansion?” After pondering for a moment, the dark green flames in the old man’s eyes flared as he asked.
“You flatter me by calling me a genius Beastrider. However, I, Mu Yi, am indeed from the Greenwave Han Mansion,” Mu Yi responded humbly.
“There’s no need to be humble. The reason I blocked your way is to just ask one question. What is the reason for you, the Greenwave Han Mansion, to head to the south with such fanfare?” The old man in gray asked without beating around the bush.
“To be honest, Senior, the reason we came here is to help our Miss search for a friend of hers. Her friend has gone missing in the vast ocean and till now, we still haven’t heard from him yet,” Mu Yi replied honestly.
“Is she the daughter of that Han Mansion Master from the Greenwave Han Mansion? Hmph! She really lacks manners!” The old man looked at Han Xue Nai again and snorted.
If it were another person who was speaking to her like that, Han Xue Nai would have long been pissed off. However, this old man gave her a feeling as though she was wandering around the gates of death.
On top of that, a person who could elicit such respect from her Uncle Mu meant that he must not have been somebody simple.
For this reason, she chose to remain silent.
Without warning, the old man raised his hand and pointed towards the sky again.
At once, the barrier that seemed to connect the heaven and the earth disappeared without a trace as though it had never once appeared.
“Mu Yi, boy, I’ll trust you this time… If, in the future, I find out that you’ve actually deceived me, I’ll make a visit to the Greenwave Han Mansion.” With that, his figure began to turn blurry.
“Senior, may I ask who you are?” Seeing the gray-clad man about to leave, Mu Yi quickly asked.
“I’m from the Azure Cloud Mansion,” the ancient voice resonated again, only entering Mu Yi’s ears alone. In the next second, his figure soon dissipated into nothingness.
“T-The Azure Cloud M-Mansion?!” Upon hearing the reply, Mu Yi’s eyes narrowed right away, “He’s from the Azure Cloud Mansion? D-Don’t tell me that that was actually h-him? My goodness! What is he doing here?!”
Mu Yi’s heartbeat sped up and was so fast that he felt like passing out. It was only after a long time that he was finally able to calm down again.
“No wonder he could perform such a technique that could cover the entire sky with just a raise of his hand… So, he’s actually a powerhouse from the Azure Cloud Mansion!” Gasping, Mu Yi was still trying to catch his breath.
This time, Han Xue Nai realized that the old man had left and she finally dared to raise her head again. However, after she saw how her uncle was beyond himself, she could not help but ask, “Uncle Mu, what did the old man say to you?”
She knew that that old man must have said something to him.
Otherwise, given his temperament, he would have never lost his cool like that.
“Xue Nai, you have to remember the next time if you happen to encounter him again, you must respect him. Even if your dad sees him, your dad would have to call him ‘Senior’ politely too,” Mu Yi told her. The moment he recalled her reckless behavior just now, cold sweat broke out on his skin right away.
“My dad needs to call him ‘Senior’ too?” Han Xue Nai frowned. “Uncle Mu, just tell me… Who is he actually? He must have told you, didn’t he?”
Upon hearing her question, Mu Yi smiled wryly.
This girl was too smart.
“Xue Nai, I can tell you, but you must first promise me that if you happen to come across him again, you must be polite,” Mu Yi added.
“I don’t want to meet him again!” Han Xue Nai snorted. “That old man is so ugly! My Brother Ling Tian is much better looking!”
The moment she mentioned the word “Brother Ling Tian”, she could not help but sigh again.
However, soon, she broke out of her reverie as she looked at Mu Yi. “Uncle Mu, hurry up and tell me who exactly is that old man?”
“Xue Nai, if you don’t promise me, I won’t tell you,” Mu Yi shook his head and snapped a little.
At once, the bear underneath Han Xue Nai’s feet flew out in an alarming manner as though it had transformed into a gigantic cannonball.
“Let’s go!” At the same time, Mu Yi issued his order to the 300-odd powerhouses and continued to make their journey.
“Uncle Mu, I’ll promise you. Hurry up and tell me now. That old man… No, that Senior, I mean. Who exactly is he?” Han Xue Nai turned around to look questioningly at Mu Yi who had chased up with her. Right then, she had completely given in to him.
“He’s from the Azure Cloud Mansion,” Mu Yi revealed using his True Energy Voice Transmission.
“Azure Cloud Mansion?!” Upon hearing that, Han Xue Nai’s eyes narrowed as her face was completely covered in shock. “My goodness! What is the freak from the Azure Cloud Mansion doing right here?”
“I have no idea either… However, there seems to be something that he cares about in the south. Otherwise, he wouldn’t have asked us what we were doing. This time, no matter whether we can find your Brother Ling Tian or not, we must go back!” Mu Yi replied.
“We’ll definitely find Brother Ling Tian!” Han Xue Nai answered with determination.
Just as Han Xue Nai led the group of powerhouses from the Greenwave Han Mansion to search the boundless ocean on an inch-by-inch search, the person that they were looking for was quietly staying in a city by the sea in Dao Martial Saint Land.
That city was called Mound Hill City.
At the Latent Dragon Camp in the City Governor’s Estate in Mound Hill City.
In wooden house Number 6, a small pagoda that had transformed to become the size of a dust speck was sitting modestly by the corner of a bed. Nobody would expect that such a small pagoda would actually have a world of its own inside.
On the second level of the Seven Treasures Exquisite Pagoda.
A purple-clad young man was sitting cross-legged in the air. Streams of clearly distinguishable Heaven and Earth Spirit Energy were merging into his body along with the air and became part of his body.
The Heaven and Earth Spirit Energy stored in the Fifth-Grade Saint Stone in his hand stretched out almost in a solid manner and entered his body too.
Time continued to pass by quietly.
After an indefinite amount of time, the entire physique of the young man sitting cross-legged on the bed started to rotate slowly. Gushes of faint True Energy halo lit up around his body.
“It’s finally full now. This Qi Sea that’s only as big as a pigeon egg is actually like a bottomless pit… By the time I make a breakthrough to the Mortal Shedding Stage Intermediate Stage, what should I do with the Qi Sea that would be as big as the size of a chicken’s egg then?”
Somehow, Duan Ling Tian had regained his consciousness and was no longer repeating his cultivation steps again and again numbly.
Right at that moment, the Qi Sea between his brows that was as large as a pigeon egg had finally been filled. On top of that, even the fifteen Saint Veins in his body had also been filled with True Energy as well.
“Right now, it’s time for me to start opening new Saint Veins… As long as I can open the Saint Veins, the Qi Sea will then be complete,” Duan Ling Tian thought to himself and he began to mobilize the True Energy in the fifteen Saint Veins.
One must admit that opening the Saint Veins was a tedious process.
Even though Duan Ling Tian had experienced it once before, he still could not get used to it yet. Now, he was going through it again for the second time and all he felt was agony.
“Ahhhh! It’s too painful!” Opening Saint Veins was a good thing but the process of opening the Saint Veins was heart-rending. “I wonder which one would actually be more painful: this or giving birth?”
Duan Ling Tian had no idea why he would suddenly have this kind of thought.
However, the moment this thought rose up in his mind, he quickly suppressed it. “I forgot… In this world when the woman gives birth, as long as the mother’s cultivation base is high, she can use her strength to reduce the unnecessary pain.”
Just as Duan Ling Tian was thinking about this, his sixteen Saint Veins were successfully opened.
Opening a Saint Vein was like switching on a light that guided the group of people in the dark to move forward. Gradually, the second Saint Vein, the third Saint Vein, the fourth… They were opened one by one.
“Seventeen Saint Veins!” When all of the Saint Veins were fully opened, Duan Ling Tian’s excited body gave a jolt and caused the True Energy to slightly miss the path, sending him into another series of heart-wrenching pain all over and causing him to go silent again.
“Seventeen Saint Veins! Seventeen!” However, Duan Ling Tian’s heart was still filled with excitement.
During his Mortal Shedding Stage Early Stage, he had opened fifteen Saint Veins in his body.
In his Mortal Shedding Stage Intermediate Stage, he had opened seventeen Saint Veins in his body.
That was not the most important thing.
“I’ve opened fifteen Saint Veins in my Mortal Shedding Stage Early Stage and another seventeen in my Intermediate Stage. In the future, I’ll open at least eighteen Saint Veins in my Mastery Stage, nineteen in my Perfection Stage and twenty in my Paramount Stage!”