Chapter 1382: The Rare Treasure Pavilion
Translator: EndlessFantasy Translation Editor: EndlessFantasy Translation
Twenty days ago?
Duan Ling Tian was taken aback.
Looking back at the timeline, it just so happened to be the day that Hou Lin challenged him and caused him to be expelled from the Seven Treasures Exquisite Pagoda. That day, the 13 Guardians had been reshuffled and the sole Dao Cultivator among them was eliminated.
Of course, the twenty days outside was also equal to two months in the second level of the Seven Treasures Exquisite Pagoda.
“Lord Heavenly Harm Guardian, you know what happened twenty days ago as well… That time, it was because of Duan Ling Tian that I left the Latent Dragon Camp! Not only that, I didn’t actually go out! I just merely washed up at the City Governor’s Estate,” resonated another voice, making Duan Ling Tian smile a little upon hearing it.
This was because he could tell that this was Hou Lin’s voice. Hou Lin wanted to leave the Latent Dragon Camp for an outing but because he had left the campsite twenty days ago after he had fallen into the manure pit, he was not allowed to leave the campsite within these three months.
“It’s precisely because of this that I didn’t punish you for leaving the Latent Dragon Camp by yourself without reporting to me,” the Heavenly Harm Guardian’s cold voice resonated again, “Go back!”
In the next instance, Duan Ling Tian saw Hou Lin walk out of the multi-story pavilion in an annoyed manner, but he merely swept an indifferent glance at him before brushing past him.
“Duan Ling Tian!” Upon seeing Duan Ling Tian, iciness gleamed in Hou Lin’s eyes right away. His fists were balled up and his face was full of humiliation. On top of crushing him twenty days ago, Duan Ling Tian had even cost him the opportunity to go out.
The members of the Latent Dragon Camp only had the opportunity to go out every three months.
The rest of the time, they were forbidden to go out unless it was on the order of the City Governor’s Estate.
Duan Ling Tian entered the multi-story pavilion and announced without beating around the bush, “Lord Heavenly Harm Guardian, I want to go out.”
After the Heavenly Harm Guardian swept a glance a Duan Ling Tian, he raised his hand and his True Energy instantly wrapped around an Order Token before sending it to him. “Remember to come back here in ten days.”
“Sure.” Duan Ling Tian nodded. After he had stored the Order Token away, he walked out of the multi-story pavilion.
At that moment, a smile crept up the corner of the Heavenly Harm Guardian’s mouth finally. However, this smile soon disappeared in just the blink of an eye. Nobody saw it at all.
Just as Duan Ling Tian left the Latent Dragon Camp, Hou Lin had already reached the front of wooden house Number 7.
With a slight turn of his head, he saw Duan Ling Tian’s silhouette dissipating away. At once, his expression turned even moodier.
After Duan Ling Tian left the Latent Dragon Camp, he requested directions to the road that he came in through using the carriage the last time and proceeded to go outside. Not long after that, the main gate of the City Governor’s Estate soon emerged before his eyes.
When he reached the main gates of the City Governor’s Estate, he was instantly blocked.
“Show us your Order Token!” The guard at the main gates of the City Governor’s Estate demanded in an icy voice.
Duan Ling Tian took out the Order Token that the Heavenly Harm Guardian had given him and handed it over to the guard. After the guard checked it thoroughly, he nodded his head faintly. “The members of the Latent Dragon Camp are allowed to leave the estate for ten days. If you exceed ten days, you’ll be captured back to the Latent Dragon Camp and punished.”
Duan Ling Tian nodded. Ten days was more than enough for him.
He just wanted to catch a breath anyway.
After walking out of the main gates, Duan Ling Tian continued to shuttle through and reached the center of the bustling market of Mound Hill City with the assistance of his memory from when he arrived four months ago. Everything was basically on sale in the bustling market.
“Saint Weapons? Being sold openly like this in the street?” By the time Duan Ling Tian saw the Saint Weapons on display at the stalls, he was completely dumbfounded. Even though they were only Human Rank Primitive Saint Weapons, it was still quite ridiculous that they were being sold openly by the roadside.
A Human Rank Primitive Saint Weapon was a Quasi Royal Grade Spirit Weapon in the Cloud Continent.
On top of that, Quasi Royal Grade Spirit Weapons could usually only be found in the hands of Martial Emperor Stage powerhouses. Of course, the Martial Emperors in the Cloud Continent were on par with the Innate Void Restoration Stage in Dao Martial Saint Land.
“The Innate Medicinal Pill!” Soon, Duan Ling Tian noticed a stall selling the Innate Medicinal Pill. Even though they were only lower grade Innate Medicinal Pills, they were still comparable to the Quasi Royal Grade Pills that he refined.
“That’s right!” Suddenly Duan Ling Tian was reminded of something very important. “Right now, I no longer have Origin Energy in my body. I wonder if I’ll still be able to refine the Weapon and Pill Fire?”
The moment he thought about this, he immediately went to find a secluded place and started to test it out.
He began to attempt based on the methods he usually solidified the Weapon and Pill Fire using his Origin Energy, but even after a long day of trying, the True Energy still did not show any signs of reacting at all. His heart began to sink right away. Could it be that all of his weapons and medicine refinement techniques were now all gone?
After he was in a daze for a long time, he finally snapped back to reality. Taking a deep breath, he mocked himself, “So what if it’s gone? It wasn’t originally not mine anyway.”
Although the memory of the Rebirth Martial Emperor was still in his mind, the Rebirth Martial Emperor was only a Martial Emperor and he had never gone to Dao Martial Saint Land before.
Therefore, now that he had come to Dao Martial Saint Land, Duan Ling Tian would need to rely on his own strength to find his way.
Having accepted the fact, he was no longer so troubled by it now especially since he did not rely on weapon and medicine refinement to make a living anyway. Besides that, even if he could solidify the Weapon and Pill Fire now, he could only refine Human Rank Mediocre Saint Weapon and Innate Medicinal Pills at the most.
He would need to fumble by himself if he wanted to make it another further.
The last time, since he had merged with the Rebirth Martial Emperor’s entire weapons and pills refinement technique and experience, he was able to solidify a corresponding Weapon and Pill Fire to refine spirit weapons and pills that were of a higher grade once his cultivation base had increased.
However, it was no longer the case.
“Right now, I’ve already found that I don’t have enough time to cultivate, so even if my weapon and pill refinement technique were still with me, I’d also be too lazy to study it. Wouldn’t it be too tiring for me to study and elevate it by myself?” The moment Duan Ling Tian thought about this, he completely felt at ease.
He returned to the bustling market and continued to stroll through it. Sometimes, he would walk into some shops and have a look at the Saint Weapons and Innate Medicinal Pills sold inside.
In one of the shops, Duan Ling Tian saw Human Rank Mediocre Saint Weapons and high-grade Innate Medicinal Pills.
The price of a Human Rank Mediocre Saint Weapon was about 10,000 pieces of ninth-grade Saint Stones whereas a bottle of Innate Medicinal Pills cost about a tenth of that.
“The Human Rank Mediocre Saint Weapon is comparable to the Royal Grade Spirit Weapon that I refined the last time while these Innate Medicinal Pills are comparable to the Royal Grade Pills I refined. Yet, a Human Rank Mediocre Saint Weapon is only being sold at 10,000 pieces of ninth grade Saint Stones! 10,000 pieces of ninth grade Saint Stones are equal to one piece of fifth-grade Saint Stone. Xue Nai alone has already given me more than 900 pieces of fifth-grade Saint Stones. If I wanted to, I can buy more than 900 Human Rank Mediocre Saint Weapons and that’s just with my fifth-grade Saint Stones alone. If I use my fourth-grade Saint Stones too, I can buy at least 2,000 Human Grade Mediocre Saint Weapons!” The moment Duan Ling Tian thought about this, he smiled wryly.
“And these Innate Medicinal Pills… A piece of fifth-grade Saint Stone would allow me to buy ten bottles,” Duan Ling Tian sighed in his heart.
At that second, he only found out that the Royal Grade Spirit Weapon and Pills that he had refined before this were actually so cheap as was being sold there!
“However, I haven’t seen any Saint Grade Martial Tactic being sold till now. There are Saint Grade Martial Tactics inside the City Governor’s Estate, but I’d need Merit Points or something.” Duan Ling Tian shook his head. This time, the main reason he had gone out was to see whether there were any defensive Saint Grade Martial Tactics on sale.
Although the Colossal Aerolite Arrow had its own defense technique, Duan Ling Tian was still unable to cultivate it yet.
Hence, he wanted to search for the other defense techniques in other Saint Grade Martial Tactics to make do first.
“With my body now, my original brute explosive strength and defense are originally strong, so if I cultivate the Saint Grade Martial Tactic’s defense technique, even a Martial or Dao Cultivator on Mortal Shedding Stage Mastery Stage would be most likely unable to break through my defenses.” Duan Ling Tian’s body was now even much stronger than the Five-Clawed Divine Dragon. Once he teamed it up with the defense technique from the Saint Grade Martial Tactic, his defensive force would be even more formidable.
It was also because of this that Duan Ling Tian was desperate to learn the defense technique from the Saint Grade Martial Tactic.
While Duan Ling Tian was walking on the road, a voice suddenly resonated by his ears. “In three days, the Rare Treasure Pavilion will hold another auction fair. It’s been a year since the Rare Treasure Pavilion last held the auction fair, so I’m sure there must be many goodies.”
“That’s right. I’ve heard about that too. In three days, the Rare Treasure Pavilion will auction off three pieces of Saint Tokens that contain the Saint Grade Martial Tactic.”
“Then, does it mean that there’ll be three sets of Saint Grade Martial Tactics in total?”
Duan Ling Tian turned around and saw two people walking side by side who were deep in their conversation.
Operating his Divine Eye, Duan Ling Tian could see through their cultivation bases. Both of them were at the Innate Void Restoration Stage.
“Brothers!” Duan Ling Tian quickly turned around and hurried after them before blocking their way. “What’s that Rare Treasure Pavilion’s auction fair that you two spoke about just now? Is it okay for you two to tell me more?”
The two middle-aged men ignored him. Instead, their faces turned grave right away.
Of course, they would be annoyed.
No matter who it was, anybody would feel bothered being blocked suddenly in the street by a stranger.
“Here are two pieces of eighth-grade Saint Stones right here. It’s for you two to have a cup of tea, Big Brothers.” Duan Ling Tian seemed not to have noticed the serious expressions on the two men. Instead, with a raise of his hand, he presented two pieces of eighth-grade Saint Stones which he had obtained from the Latent Dragon Camp.
In the Latent Dragon Camp, he had only obtained the Saint Stones once, which was a full month after he had reached the campsite.
As for the other two months, due to the fact that he had been cultivating with all of his heart in the Seven Treasures Exquisite Pagoda, he had missed out.
Usually, the timing for the Latent Dragon Camp members to obtain the Saint Stones was punctual, and those who came late would not be compensated later on.
However, Duan Ling Tian was not concerned about the two months’ worth of Saint Stones.
In fact, he had more than 900 fifth-grade and 100 fourth-grade Saint Stones in his hand. Compared to the Saint Stones he had, the two months’ worth of Saint Stones from the Latent Dragon Camp was like a strand of hair from a bull’s back.
“An eighth-grade Saint Stone?” The moment the two men heard this, they immediately grabbed the Saint Stones Duan Ling Tian passed to them as their eyes lit up. Instantly, the situation turned warm and they began to explain the auction to him patiently.
This made Duan Ling Tian sigh right away.
It looked like regardless of where it was, “money” was the only thing that would make everything work.
From them, Duan Ling Tian learned that the Rare Treasure Pavilion was actually a property under the command of the City Governor’s Estate. Once in a year, they would hold a large-scale auction fair.
There would be at least one set of Saint Grade Martial Tactic every year.
It was because of that that every year, many people would come to Mound Hill City to join this large-scale auction fair that was held by the Rare Treasure Pavilion.
“No wonder I feel like the crowd is larger compared to the last time I came… So, it turns out that the Rare Treasure Pavilion is actually going to hold their auction fair.” Duan Ling Tian finally understood.