Chapter 1393: The City Governor of Mound Hill City
Translator: EndlessFantasy Translation Editor: EndlessFantasy Translation
“Even Martial and Dao Cultivators at the peak of the Mastery Mortal Shedding Stage might not necessarily be a match for me with my current strength even if I don’t use the Strange Pupil!” Duan Ling Tian was filled with confidence after he had broken through the Copper Shirt.
Ordinarily, his body was already strong. It would be further strengthened once he used the Copper Shirt and his True Energy that would surge out from his 32 Saints Veins.
“It seems like we’ll be receiving Saint Stones today.” Duan Ling Tian regained his senses after his excitement had calmed down. He suddenly recalled that today seemed to be the day the members of the Latent Dragon Camp would receive their Saint Stones.
“I’ve already missed two months. I can’t miss another one.” Duan Ling Tian left the Seven Treasures Exquisite Pagoda with just a thought and returned to cottage no.6.
After putting the Seven Treasures Exquisite Pagoda away, he left the cottage and headed straight for the pavilion nearby.
Currently, there were quite a few people going in and out of the pavilion. It was obvious they were there to collect the Saint Stones meant for the Latent Dragon Camp’s members.
Duan Ling Tian caught a lot of people’s attention as he made his way to the pavilion.
“It’s Duan Ling Tian!”
“Duan Ling Tian ranked no.6 among the Thirteen Gangsters. This meant that he would receive 800 eighth-grade Saint Stones every month… I feel envious.”
“Yes, each of us only receives ten grade-eight Saint Stones, but he has 800. It’s almost equivalent to what all of us have.”
In the area beneath the high platform where the dilapidated cottages were located, many people shook their heads and sighed.
Comparisons were odious!
Duan Ling Tian walked into the pavilion and arrived before the Heavenly Harm Guardian.
He had expected to receive 800 grade-eight Saint Stones, but he received 2,400 grade-eight Saint Stones instead.
“This…” Duan Ling Tian was stunned.
“The past three months is a special period… The Heavenly Leader Guardian has given an order that the past three months’ Saint Stones can be collected cumulatively in order to avoid affecting the Thirteen Gangsters’ cultivation,” the Heavenly Harm Guardian explained with a cool expression on his face.
After Duan Ling Tian discovered the reason, he turned to leave after thanking him.
‘Special period… Does this refer to the City Governor of Mound Hill City coming out of his closed-door cultivation and accepting new disciples? That makes sense. In the past three months, apart from me, the other Thirteen Gangsters must have also forgotten about collecting their Saint Stones,’ Duan Ling Tian thought to himself.
The day when the City Governor of Mound Hill City would set a test to accept new disciples was approaching. Almost all of the Thirteen Gangsters were cultivating day and night. It was not impossible that they had forgotten to collect their Saint Stones.
After putting away the 2,400 grade-eight Saint Stones, Duan Ling Tian left the pavilion and returned to cottage no.6.
However, someone blocked his way just as he arrived at the entrance of cottage no.6.
Duan Ling Tian frowned as he looked at the person before him. He asked, “Yes?”
“Stay away from Guo Li in the future,” the person standing before Duan Ling Tian said coldly.
“Why?” Duan Ling Tian asked calmly. He unfurrowed his eyebrows as he looked at the person before him intently.
“Because she’ll be Zheng Jian’s woman in the future!” The person who stood in front of Duan Ling Tian was none other than the person who ranked No.5 among the Thirteen Gangsters, Zheng Jian.
Zheng Jian was also the distant relative of Hu Jie who came from Storm Town with Zhu Lang.
Duan Ling Tian had seen him three months ago at the assembly hall of the City Governor’s Estate… At that time, he was already pestering Guo Li, but she had ignored him.
“Why? Because my fists are tougher than yours!” Zheng Jian smirked when he heard Duan Ling Tian’s words. His eyes glinted as he narrowed them.
“Your fists are tougher than mine?” Duan Ling Tian smiled. He really did not know where Zheng Jian got his confidence from… Did Zheng Jian think he was afraid of him just because he did not challenge him?
What Duan Ling Tian was unaware of was Zheng Jian really did think that way.
The different ranking among the Thirteen Gangsters meant that they would receive a different amount of Saint Stones every month.
For example, Duan Ling Tian who was ranked no.6 would only receive 800 grade-eighth Saint Stones every month whereas Zheng Jian who was ranked no.5 would receive 900 grade-eight Saint Stones.
There was a difference of a one hundred grade-eight Saint Stones between them.
In Zheng Jian’s opinion, Duan Ling Tian did not dare to challenge him because he was afraid of him.
Just as the tension between Duan Ling Tian and Zheng Jian was rising, and in turn, attracting a lot of attention, a thunderous voice sounded from the horizon.
“Thirteen Gangsters, listen up!”
The people present, including Duan Ling Tian, heard the voice and looked toward the source of the voice.
With just a glance, they saw a green figure standing in the air… A green-clad middle-aged man stood there unmoving like a mountain.
“Lord Heavenly Leader Guardian!” At this time, the Thirteen Gangsters, including the person who ranked no.1, Ling Yun, walked out from their cottages and bowed respectfully at the green-clad middle-aged man hovering in the air.
‘The Heavenly Leader Guardian is indeed a Saint Rudiment Stage powerhouse!’ Duan Ling Tian thought as he bowed along with the others.
The entire Mound Hill City, including the City Governor’s Estate, was shrouded with a Flight Prohibiting Formation. No one could control the air and fly unless they were above the Saint Rudiment Stage.
The Heavenly Leader Guardian’s cultivation base was apparent to everyone since he was controlling the air and standing in the sky.
At this time, Duan Ling Tian could not help but feel grateful… Fortunately, he did not use Divine Eye to probe the Heavenly Leader Guardian’s cultivation base three months ago at the assembly hall. Back then, he almost could not suppress his curiosity and had almost done that.
“Lord Heavenly Leader Guardian? Oh, God! The no.1 person among the 36 Guardians of the City Governor’s Estate of Mound Hill City is actually a Saint Rudiment Stage powerhouse!” While the Thirteen Gangsters bowed at the Heavenly Leader Guardian, the group of Latent Dragon Camp’s member around the dilapidated cottages discovered the identity of the
green-clad middle-aged man who was standing in the air.
“Lord Heavenly Leader Guardian!” At once, all of them followed suit and bowed.
“Lord City Governor has come out from his closed-door cultivation… All of you will follow me to meet Lord City Governor at the assembly hall,” the Heavenly Leader Guardian spoke again.
As he spoke, he gradually landed and stopped right at the gate of the Latent Dragon Camp.
All of the Thirteen Gangsters, including Duan Ling Tian, flew out and followed behind the Heavenly Leader Guardian as soon as they heard his words.
“Duan Ling Tian, consider yourself lucky!” At the same time, a True Energy Voice Transmission sounded in Duan Ling Tian’s ear.
He could tell the voice belonged to Zheng Jian.
However, Duan Ling Tian acted as though he did not hear Zheng Jian’s words and ignored him… This made Zheng Jian’s face darkened as killing intent filled his eyes.
When he saw Guo Li sped up to catch up to Duan Ling Tian so she could walk next to him, his face turned even gloomier.
“Duan Ling Tian, do you feel confident?” Guo Li asked through True Energy Voice Transmission. She walked next to him as they followed the Heavenly Leader Guardian to the assembly hall in the City Governor’s Estate.
“I don’t know.” Duan Ling Tian shook his head in response to Guo Li’s question.
He knew what Guo Li was asking. She was asking if he was confident he could pass the City Governor’s test and become his disciple.
He was being honest. He did not know what the test was so naturally, he would not know if he was confident or not.
“I think you’re confident.” Guo Li added.
“That’s enough about me… What about you? Are you confident?” Duan Ling Tian asked.
Guo Li shook her head as she smiled bitterly. “I’m even weaker than you and Zhang Ji Long… Let alone the top five people in the Thirteen Gangsters.”
“We don’t even know what the test is about. Maybe it’s not just about testing one’s strength?” Duan Ling Tian consoled her.
“I hope so.” Guo Li nodded.
Zhang Ji Long who was following from behind glared at Duan Ling Tian viciously.
Up until now, he had not fully recovered from his internal injury. This was all caused by the person in front of him.
He could only hope that the test would not happen in these coming two days. Otherwise, he would be at a huge disadvantage.
Soon after, the Heavenly Leader Guardian came to a stop after he brought Duan Ling Tian and the other twelve to the assembly hall in the City Governor’s Estate.
“Lord City Governor, the Thirteen Gangsters are here,” the Heavenly Leader Guardian said in a tone filled with respect and humility as he stood outside the assembly hall.
‘They are both Saint Rudiment Stage powerhouses… but the City Governor of Mound Hill City must be stronger than the Heavenly Leader Guardian,’ Duan Ling Tian thought to himself. He had no doubts about that at all.
“Come in.” As soon as the Heavenly Leader Guardian finished speaking, a calm and dignified voice sounded from the assembly hall.
The Heavenly Leader Guardian led Duan Ling Tian and the others into the assembly hall.
Duan Ling Tian was no stranger to the assembly hall since he was here three months ago.
However, there were two extra people in the assembly hall today.
A silver-clad middle-aged man sat at the top seat of the assembly hall… The middle-aged man looked imposing even though he was not angry. His complexion was as clear as jade. He sat there as staid as a mountain, emitting a terrifying pressure.
‘He must be the City Governor of Mound Hill City.” Duan Ling Tian guessed the middle-aged man’s identity.
Soon after, Duan Ling Tian’s eyes landed on a black-clad young man standing behind the City Governor of Mound Hill City… The black-clad young man had an ordinary appearance, but his eyes were unusually cold.
From the moment they had entered until now, he never once looked them in the eyes. This included the Heavenly Leader Guardian. He had completely ignored all of them.
‘What an arrogant person!’ Duan Ling Tian thought to himself.
“Lord City Governor!” Duan Ling Tian and the rest of the Thirteen Gangsters bowed at the City Governor of Mound Hill City along with the Heavenly Leader Guardian.
The City Governor of Mound Hill City nodded expressionlessly.
“Mortal… Perfection Mortal Shedding Stage?” At this time, Duan Ling Tian could not help but shudder in his heart…
This was because he had used the Divine Eye to check the cultivation base of the black-clad young man standing behind the City Governor of Mound Hill City.
Perfection Mortal Shedding Stage!
“37 years old.”
After identifying the other party’s age, Duan Ling Tian’s emotion was stirred again. “He’s only two years older than I am, but he’s already at the Perfection Stage of the Mortal Shedding Stage… Although he’s still a little bit weaker than Ling Yun, he seems to be from the Mortal Continent as well.”
Duan Ling Tian could already guess that the black-clad young man was the only disciple under the City Governor of Mound Hill City.