Chapter 1397: Burden
Translator: EndlessFantasy Translation Editor: EndlessFantasy Translation
Hearing Duan Ling Tian asking him back such a question, the City Governor of Mound Hill City was rather embarrassed.
He was sure that Duan Ling Tian was not a pure human Martial Cultivator from the beginning.
However, now that the fact was right before him, he had to believe it.
“Duan Ling Tian, do you mind telling me how you managed to defeat people whose stage is higher than you?” The City Governor of Mound Hill City asked.
At that moment, including the Heavenly Leader Guardian and the Heavenly Hero Guardian, everyone looked at Duan Ling Tian with burning desire.
They were curious about that too.
“Master City Governor, you’re actually right about something,” Duan Ling Tian said to the Governor, “Which is… my body’s indeed much more powerful than an ordinary human’s.”
The Governor’s eyes lit up.
“However, my powerful body has nothing to do with the Saint Beast. It came from an encounter I had before,” Duan Ling Tian said in one breath. Everyone’s eyes twinkled upon hearing what he said.
Greed grew steadily in them.
However, what Duan Ling Tian said next killed the greed that was arising in them.
“I found an odd Spirit Fruit during that encounter and my body went through a transformation after consuming it. I’ve been to that place to look for the same Spiritual Fruit many times after that, but I couldn’t find any,” Duan Ling Tian proceeded.
“I didn’t know there’s such a Spirit Fruit in this world! Perhaps it’s just your luck that you found it,” the City Governor of Mound Hill City sighed.
The rest agreed too.
“Duan Ling Tian, you hid that from me for such a long time! So, you were just an Early Mortal Shedding Stage Martial Cultivator when you came back with me back then,” complained Lin Qing Rong through True Energy Voice Transmission as he looked at Duan Ling Tian.
“I think I didn’t mention that I wasn’t a Martial Cultivator on Early Mortal Shedding Stage back then. I didn’t tell you that I’m an Intermediate Mortal Shedding Stage Martial Cultivator either,” Duan Ling Tian shrugged and replied through True Energy Voice Transmission.
“You…” Lin Qing Rong became speechless.
Now that he thought about it, Duan Ling Tian indeed did not say that he was a Martial Cultivator on the Early Mortal Shedding Stage. Neither did he say that he was an Intermediate Mortal Shedding Stage Martial Cultivator.
Lin Qing Rong was the only one who assumed that since the beginning.
“Heavenly Hero Guardian, I heard you were the one who brought Duan Ling Tian here. I’ll remember what you’ve done,” the City Governor of Mound Hill City said to Lin Qing Rong after returning the Body Verification Stone to him.
“Master City Governor, it’s only right that I do,” Lin Qing Rong said immediately. However, there was a joy that was hard to hide in his eyes.
“Master City Governor, if there’s nothing else, I’ll retreat,” Lin Qing Rong said again.
“Hmm, you may leave now.” The City Governor of Mound Hill City nodded.
After Lin Qing Rong left the assembly hall, it regained its silence again. The other eleven of the Thirteen Gangsters were looking at Duan Ling Tian with envy and jealousy now.
“He found such a Spirit Fruit! Duan Ling Tian has some ridiculous luck!” That was what most of them were thinking about.
Naturally, some of them looked terrible, for instance, Hou Lin, Zhang Ji Long, and Zheng Jian.
After taking a glance at Duan Ling Tian, Su Qi, who stood behind the City Governor of Mound Hill City, shut his eyes to conserve his energy. Nobody knew what he was thinking about.
“Let’s get back to business.” As the City Governor of Mound Hill City spoke again, everyone shifted their focus from Duan Ling Tian to him again.
They knew that the Governor was going to talk about business now.
It was not hard for one to figure what it was going to be.
It must be something about the test. The Governor would be picking two to three people who had achieved an outstanding result in the test and make them his disciples.
At that moment, apart from Duan Ling Tian, everyone in the Thirteen Gangsters were full of anticipation.
“The test will be happening tomorrow and it’ll be based on a point system. The two people who obtain the most points will become my disciples.” The City Governor of Mound Hill City glanced at the twelve of them including Duan Ling Tian. Ling Yun was excepted from the group.
Hearing what the Governor said, most of their breaths quickened.
“The reason why I asked all of you here is to inform all of you that… You can choose to go solo or form a team in the test tomorrow. Of course, you’re only allowed to team up with one person,” the Governor proceeded to speak.
“We can form a team?” At that moment, their eyes lit up.
However, what the City Governor of Mound Hill City said next made their jaws dropped.
“But those who are teaming up in the test will need to bring a member from the Latent Dragon Camp who isn’t one of the Thirteen Gangsters. Also, the points the both of them achieve will need to be divided into three whereby the duo will get one point each while the last point will be given to the Latent Dragon Camp member who isn’t from the Thirteen Gangsters.” This new condition messed up most of their plans.
Was that necessary?
They were fine with teaming up. However, they could not accept sharing their points with another person.
At that moment, most of them decided to go solo in the test.
“Team up?” When the City Governor of Mound Hill City mentioned that they could team up in the test, Guo Li looked at Duan Ling Tian in anticipation immediately.
The chance of her winning would be higher if she teamed up with Duan Ling Tian.
However, she looked away, feeling a little upset after the Governor added the condition.
Although she knew that Duan Ling Tian would definitely not decline her if she insisted, could she be so selfish?
It would be acceptable if she was teaming up with Duan Ling Tian and sharing their points with each other. Now, however, they would need to bring a burden with them if she wanted to team up with him.
That was not all.
Most importantly, they would have to share their points with the burden whereby they would each take a third of the points.
“Guo Li, let’s team up.” Just when Guo Li was ready to go solo, a voice came into her ears loud and clear which made her shudder.
Subsequently, she looked at the purple-clad young man who was smiling at her at the moment. It was Duan Ling Tian at whom she was looking earlier.
The True Energy Voice Transmission came from Duan Ling Tian.
She snapped back to her senses after reeling from surprise.
“Duan Ling Tian, I know your kind intention, but I can’t drag you into this,” Guo Li said.
“Drag me?” Duan Ling Tian smiled.
He wondered what kind of expression Guo Li would have if she found out that he had zero interest in being the disciple of the City Governor of Mound Hill City.
Although Guo Li rejected his request, he did not give up just like that.
“If that’s your decision, I’ll abstain myself from the test that Master City Governor has set,” Duan Ling Tian said to Guo Li through True Energy Voice Transmission.
“You…” Listening to Duan Ling Tian behave like a kid throwing a tantrum, Guo Li became speechless for a while. “Duan Ling Tian, stop messing around.”
“I’m not messing around. I’m being serious,” Duan Ling Tian said in all seriousness.
As time passed by, Guo Li realized that indeed, he was not messing around.
Eventually, she compromised and decided to team up with him.
If Duan Ling Tian really gave up on the rest because of her, she would never forgive herself for the rest of her life.
Naturally, she knew that he was doing that to help her and she was grateful.
As the City Governor of Mound Hill City left with Su Qi, Duan Ling Tian and the rest returned to the Latent Dragon Camp.
Meanwhile, the Heavenly Leader Guardian was gone by the time Duan Ling Tian and the rest left the assembly hall. Nobody knew where he went.
However, none of them cared about the departure of the Heavenly Leader Guardian.
The Heavenly Leader Guardian was known to be mysterious about his whereabouts, so they were not surprised by his disappearance.
“Duan Ling Tian, if we’re teaming up, we need to find another person to go with us,” Guo Li said via True Energy Voice Transmission on the way back.
“Hmm.” Duan Ling Tian nodded. “I have a candidate in mind.”