Chapter 1410: Duan Ling Tian’s Self-confidence
Translator: EndlessFantasy Translation Editor: EndlessFantasy Translation
When the Qi Sea expanded like a balloon to its capacity and exploded, Duan Ling Tian felt a wave of dizziness. However, joy was apparent on his face when he regained his senses.
“The Qi Sea became so big?” Duan Ling Tian realized the Qi Sea had completely changed. It was outrageous.
Previously the Qi Sea was merely the size of an egg, but now, it was as big as a basketball court on earth in his past life.
The True Energy that expanded the egg-sized Qi Sea seemed insignificant now. It only occupied a corner of the basketball court-sized Qi Sea.
However, Duan Ling Tian knew that he had taken another step forward. He had broken through half of the Mastery Mortal Shedding Stage. The other half was to open up more Saint Veins!
‘At the Early Mortal Shedding Stage, I managed to open up 15 Saint Veins. At the Intermediate Stage, I opened up another 17 Saint Veins… Now that I’ve broken through to the Mastery Mortal Shedding Stage, I should be able to open up at least 18 Saint Veins.’ Duan Ling Tian took a deep breath when he thought of that. ‘I hope a miracle occurs.’
The miracle he meant was to open up more than 18 Saint Veins! Similar to when he opened up more than 16 Saint Veins when he was at the Intermediate Mortal Shedding Stage.
Since Duan Ling Tian had experienced this twice, the process of opening up Saint Veins progressed smoothly. However, it still required some time even though everything was smooth sailing.
Half a month later, Duan Ling Tian who had been opening up one Saint Veins after another finally stopped when he felt that he could longer open up another one.
“How many Saint Veins did I open?” Duan Ling Tian was suddenly reminded of this matter and began to check the number of Saint Veins he had opened.
“This…” After counting it, Duan Ling Tian began to tremble in excitement.
“I… I didn’t count wrongly, did I?” Duan Ling Tian took a deep breath and began to excitedly study the Saint Veins he had opened after he broke through to the Mastery Mortal Shedding Stage.
After counting several times, Duan Ling Tian was finally certain. He was not mistaken!
“Twenty… I actually opened twenty more Saint Veins!” Duan Ling Tian could not help but feel excited.
He had expected he would be able to open up 19 Saint Veins at the most even if a miracle did occur… Who knew he would actually open 20 Saint Veins. This was beyond his expectation!
“In addition to the original 32 Saint Veins I had… My body has a total of 52 Saint Veins now!”
It should be noted that ordinary people at the Paramount Mortal Shedding Stage that could open up more than 50 Saint Veins were considered as having a high potential to break through to the Saint Stage and become a Saint Stage powerhouse.
Duan Ling Tian was only at the Mastery Mortal Shedding Stage, but he had opened up 52 Saint Veins.
‘In the future, even if there are no more miracles… I’ll still be able to open up at least 21 Saint Veins when I reach the Perfection Mortal Shedding Stage. At the Paramount Mortal Shedding Stage, I’ll be able to open up 22 Saint Veins at the very least.’
When Duan Ling Tian thought about that, his emotions that had just calmed down began to stir again. ‘This also means that I’ll be able to open 94 Saint Veins at least even if there are no more miracles?’
‘I still remember, Elder Huo said even Sun Wu Kong, the Great Sage and Heaven’s Equal, in the ancient myths and legends from earth, had only opened up 93 Saint Veins.’
‘I’ll be able to open up more Saint Veins than him?’ Duan Ling Tian gasped in surprise.
Although it did not mean that people who could open up more Saint Veins would definitely defeat those who opened up less, Duan Ling Tian still felt good he could win Sun Wu Kong in that aspect.
At this point, Duan Ling Tian became more and more excited. It was only natural!
Currently, he was merely at the Mastery Mortal Shedding Stage, but the number of Saint Veins in his body was more than a lot of the other Martial and Dao Cultivators at the Paramount Mortal Shedding Stage… Currently, it would only take him a moment to transport the True Energy from his Qi Sea to the surface of his body.
With just a thought, True Energy appeared instantly.
With just a thought, the True Energy in Duan Ling Tian’s Qi Sea instantly passed through all 52 Saint Veins in his body as though he was wearing a silver coat.
In the next moment, he casually threw out a punch, and True Energy shot out like a dragon. It smashed onto the wall in the distant, setting off a series of explosion.
Throughout the entire process, the air seemed to compress in the wake of the great dragon.
Duan Ling Tian’s eyes lit up. “With my current strength, not many Martial and Dao Cultivators at the Perfection Mortal Shedding Stage are my match even if I don’t utilize Strange Pupil.”
‘I’m not afraid even if I have to battle Su Qi!’
The disciple of the City Governor of Mound Hill City, Su Qi’s cultivation base was at the peak of the Perfection Mortal Shedding Stage… More than a month ago, he had defeated the person who was ranked No.1 among the Latent Dragon Camp’s Thirteen Gangsters, Ling Yun, in just three moves.
His strength was obvious.
After the breakthrough, Duan Ling Tian cultivated for another half a month. In addition to stabilizing his cultivation base at the Mastery Mortal Shedding Stage, he had also stored more True Energy in his basketball court-sized Qi Sea.
“There are ten more days in the outside world until the day I can collect Saint Stones… Ten more days in the outside world are equivalent to a month in the Seven Treasures Exquisite Pagoda. It’s just enough for me to cultivate my Martial Tactics and moves.”
In that subsequent month, Duan Ling Tian began cultivating the move in the Saint Grade Martial Tactic, Colossal Aerolite Arrow. He mainly cultivated the offensive move, Aerolite Strike, and the movement technique, Body and Arrow Synchronization.
Aerolite Strike was almost the strongest offensive move Duan Ling Tian had in his arsenal right now. On the other hand, the Body and Arrow Synchronization was the foundation to maximizing his speed.
‘Finally broke through!’ One month later, Duan Ling Tian stopped cultivating. Joy was apparent on his face.
His hard work had paid off. Due to his continuous effort, the offensive move from the Colossal Aerolite Arrow, the Aerolite Strike, had finally reached the Competent Stage.
The Competent Stage was the third stage of a Saint Grade Martial Tactic.
‘The Colossal Aerolite Arrow is a Human Rank Primitive Saint Grade Martial Tactic. The strength of the offensive move, the Aerolite Strike, is far superior compared to the offensive move of a Human Rank Mediocre or Prominent Saint Grade Martial Tactic!’
“Accordingly, the Aerolite Strike at its’ third stage, the Competent Stage, is comparable to the offensive move of a Human Rank Mediocre Saint Grade Martial Tactic at its’ fifth stage, which is also the Impeccable Stage.”
‘In Mound Hill City, I’m afraid that no one, apart from Teacher, would be able to encounter a Human Rank Primitive Saint Grade Martial Tactic… It’s highly likely that even Su Qi didn’t cultivate a Human Rank Primitive Saint Grade Martial Tactic,’ Duan Ling Tian’s eyes were gleaming as he thought to himself, “I’m confident I can defeat Su Qi unless he breaks through to the Paramount Mortal Shedding Stage!”
The breakthrough of the offensive move in the Colossal Aerolite Arrow, the Aerolite Strike, had given Duan Ling Tian a tremendous amount of confidence.
“Unless it’s those Perfection Mortal Shedding Stage Saint Beasts or Wild Beasts with insanely strong physical bodies, there shouldn’t be any humans at the Perfection Mortal Shedding Stage who are a match for me,” Duan Ling Tian murmured to himself as his confidence grew.
‘Unfortunately, the Body and Arrow Synchronization did not have any breakthrough… Otherwise, my strength will improve to another level,’ Duan Ling Tian thought to himself.
The saying, ‘One’s eyes are bigger than one’s stomach’, described Duan Ling Tian perfectly at this moment.
“I’ll go collect my Saint Stones now.” With just a thought, Duan Ling Tian left the Seven Treasures Exquisite Pagoda and walked out of the cottage, feeling refreshed, as he headed to the pavilion beside the high platform to collect his Saint Stones.
After receiving the Saint Stones from the Heavenly Harm Guardian, Duan Ling Tian thanked him before he turned to leave.
‘This Duan Ling Tian seems a little different compared to last month… However, I can’t tell what the difference is.” The Heavenly Harm Guardian shook his head as he looked at Duan Ling Tian’s back.
“Oh, right! I almost forgot.” The Heavenly Harm Guardian seemed to have recalled something. His eyes glinted as he sent a True Energy Voice Transmission out of the pavilion into Duan Ling Tian’s ears. “Duan Ling Tian, Lord City Governor has given an order for you to cultivate at his side after you come out of your closed-door cultivation.”
“Currently, Ling Yun, Xiong Hu, and Jin Yuan Bao are cultivating at the Lord City Governor’s side,” the Heavenly Harm Guardian reminded him.
‘Cultivating beside Teacher?’ Duan Ling Tian was stunned. He turned around to look at the Heavenly Harm Guardian in the pavilion as he asked through True Energy Voice Transmission, “You mean, I can go in and out of the Latent Dragon Camp as I wish?”
The Heavenly Harm Guardian nodded. “Half a month ago, Lord City Governor passed down an order so that you, Ling Yun, Xiong Hu, and Jin Yuan Bao can enter and leave the Latent Dragon Camp at will to go the City Governor’s Estate.”
‘I didn’t expect that accepting this teacher will grant me this benefit.’ Duan Ling Tian smiled faintly before he left the Latent Dragon Camp to look for his Teacher, the City Governor of Mound Hill City.
As the City Governor of Mound Hill City, he had a large independent mansion with a front yard and a backyard that were as large as a standard-sized football field in the City Governor’s Estate.
Duan Ling Tian bowed and greeted the City Governor of Mound Hill City when he saw him again, “Teacher.”
The three people standing behind the City Governor of Mound Hill City changed their expression slightly when they heard the way Duan Ling Tian addressed the City Governor of Mound Hill City.
It should be noted that all of them addressed the City Governor of Mound Hill City as Master.
Master and Teacher generally had the same meaning. However, they could be very different if one were to look into it.
Generally, only disciples in name would use the term ‘Teacher.’ However, as far as they knew, Duan Ling Tian’s treatment in the City Governor’s Estate was no different from theirs. He did not seem like a disciple in name.
“Mm.” When the City Governor of Mound Hill City responded with a smile, Duan Ling Tian finally noticed the three people standing behind him. They were the top three people in the Thirteen Gangsters, Ling Yun, Xiong Hu, and Jin Yuan Bao.
“I’m just telling them about martial tactics and moves. You came just in time.” the City Governor of Mound Hill City said.
“Yes.” Duan Ling Tian nodded.
Following that, Duan Ling Tian and the other three listened to the City Governor of Mound Hill City as he explained the types of Saint Grade Martial Tactics’ moves… It must be said that as a Saint Rudiment Stage powerhouse, the City Governor of Mound Hill City had a unique insight in that regard.