Chapter 1447: Millions of Merit Points
Translator: EndlessFantasy Translation Editor: EndlessFantasy Translation
Upon hearing Duan Ling Tian’s words, the burly man frowned and snorted, “Hmph! I really wonder where you get your confidence from!”
After fifteen minutes, the burly man who had left just now finally returned. “Duan Ling Tian, Elder Dongfang has already been waiting for you… Follow me.”
“He’s agreed to it?” The burly man who had stayed with Duan Ling Tien was taken aback. It had never crossed his mind that the man that he had served for so many years would actually agree to meet such an unfledged boy as Duan Ling Tian.
“Perhaps, Elder Dongfang has taken a liking to his innate talent.” This was the only plausible reason that the burly man could think of.
From the moment that Duan Ling Tian entered the mansion of Dongfang Quan, the grand elder of the outer court until he left, the entire process had only taken fifteen minutes.
As for what had happened inside Dongfang Quan’s mansion within these fifteen minutes, nobody else other than Duan Ling Tian and Dongfang Quan knew.
After leaving Dongfang Quan’s mansion, Duan Ling Tian returned to his courtyard and entered his room before entering the second level of the Seven Treasures Exquisite Pagoda to cultivate. Three days inside the pagoda was equivalent to one day outside.
The span of three days was enough to allow him to cultivate the techniques of the Saint Grade Martial Tactic.
In actual fact, in the past month, he had remained on the second level of the Seven Treasures Exquisite Pagoda for three months. When the second month ended, he had already made a breakthrough to the Perfection Mortal Shedding Stage.
As for the last remaining month, he had used it to cultivate the techniques of the Saint Grade Martial Tactic.
Among them, he had made the fastest progress in the defense technique, Silver Shirt.
Right now, his Silver Shirt had already been cultivated close to the Impeccable Stage. The Impeccable Stage was the fifth stage in the Saint Grade Martial Tactic and it was also the highest stage.
The Silver Shirt itself was a defense technique that devoted attention to merging one’s True Energy into one’s body.
If the body was stronger, the merging would be even simpler.
After going through two transformations, Duan Ling Tian’s body had now reached a formidable stage.
As stated by the Elder Huo, let alone a Five-clawed Divine Dragon, even a Six-clawed Divine Dragon that had the same level could not compare to the current Duan Ling Tian in terms of just the body’s tenacity alone. Duan Ling Tian’s body’s tenacity was on par with a Seven-clawed Divine Dragon now!
Of course, there were no Six-clawed Divine Dragons at all in Dao Martial Saint Land, let alone a Seven-clawed Divine Dragon.
In the dragon clan of Dao Martial Saint Land, the Five-clawed Divine Dragon was a member of the dragon clan that had the highest bloodline. The Six-clawed Divine Dragon did not exist there at all.
At the very least, from what Duan Ling Tian learned from Xue Nai, there was no Six-clawed Divine Dragon at all in Dao Martial Saint Land.
As Duan Ling Tian’s entire body was shining in a silverish light, he muttered to himself, “I keep having a feeling that I’ll be able to obtain some special opportunity in these three days time and cultivate my Silver Shirt to the Impeccable Stage in one fell swoop!”
Just as Duan Ling Tian was in his closed-door cultivation, another shocking news took the entire Moon Illumination Sect’s outer court by surprise like a stone that was thrown into a calm lake.
“Elder Dongfang has released a statement saying that if Duan Ling Tian dies by the hand of Feng Fan in three days, he’ll repay the Merit Points in Duan Ling Tian’s Crystal Card to those who have won the bet against Duan Ling Tian.”
In addition to taking the group of outer court disciples by surprise, this news also stunned each and every outer court deacon and elder.
“Since when does Elder Dongfang gives a care about such petty matters?”
“It’s unbelievable! Elder Dongfang actually announced a statement and is willing to take care of Duan Ling Tian’s post-duel arrangement after he’s killed by Fang Fen!”
“Duan Ling Tian actually let Elder Dongfang carry out such a small petty matter for him! Don’t tell me that he’s actually a disciple taken by Elder Dongfang in secret?”
“Impossible! If he’s Elder Dongfang’s disciple, Elder Dongfang would never have let him accept Feng Fan’s Death Duel invitation in order to protect him.”
No matter what, Duan Ling Tian had used facts to respond to the doubts from the group of outer court disciples and Deng Wei, the outer court deacon.
“How is this possible?!” When Deng Wei learned about this news, he was completely baffled by astonishment.
It had never crossed his mind that Duan Ling Tian would actually be able to invite Elder Dongfang to become his witness and guarantor for his bet.
However, soon, a sneer crept up upon his face. “So what even if you have Elder Dongfang to be your witness and guarantor? In the end, you’ll still die by Feng Fan’s hand!”
Inside a little stand-alone courtyard in the outer court.
Sitting in front of the stone table, Ye Man twirled the wine glass in his hand and muttered to himself, “Duan Ling Tian, I hope that you won’t die in the hands of Feng Fan in three days. Your life is mine, Ye Man’s!”
In his eyes, a chilly brilliance flashed across like a meteor that disappeared as soon it appeared in the night sky.
On the second day, the training field of the outer court district was extremely lively.
Each and every of the outer court disciple was lining up to bet with Duan Ling Tian. They were betting on Feng Fan in the Death Duel that would take place two days later with their Merit Points.
By that time, if Feng Fan won, they would be able to get a payout of 1 to 30.
In just a few days’ time, they would be able to get 31 Merit Points by just investing 30 Merit Points.
In their opinion, Duan Ling Tian was basically just giving his Merit Points away to them, making them feel bad if they did not take it from him.
Of course, it was not that they had never thought about the consequences if he won.
However, they felt that it was impossible.
If it were just an ordinary duel, then Feng Fan might work together with Duan Ling Tian and fake a loss in order to share the Merit Points with him.
However, the duel that would take place two days later was a Death Duel. The Death Duel would never end unless someone died.
Once the Death Duel was valid, nobody was allowed to interfere. Otherwise, he would be sentenced to death!
This applied to even the inner court elders and even the Vice Sect Leader.
A rule was a rule. Other than the few most powerful Saint Stage powerhouses in the Moon Illumination Sect, including the Moon Illumination Sect Leader, all of the other people had no right to break the rules, let alone ignore them.
In just one day, the balance of the Merit Points in the Crystal Card in Duan Ling Tian’s hand had gone up to a shocking amount of more than 1.6 million… Of course, 100,000 of these originally belonged to him.
In other words, in just a day, he had already received a total of over 1.5 million Merit Points through wagers.
If he won the Death Duel in two days, all of these wagers would belong to him.
“I can see that today on the training field, the outer court deacons and elders were tempted to join the betting game that I set up. Yeah, I’ll just continue tomorrow.” After returning to his stand-alone courtyard,” Duan Ling Tian thought to himself, “Perhaps each of them feels that the person who will die two days later will be me.”
The moment he thought about this, he looked at the Crystal Card in his hand as a brilliant smile crept up upon his face. “However, it’s also thanks to this. Otherwise, how else could I earn so many Merit Points? But those outer court disciples are quite rich… In just one day, I’ve already gotten over 1.5 million Merit Points!”
Duan Ling Tian continued to show up on the training field the second day and the bet continued to go on.
That day, the outer court disciples who came to make their bets were less than the day before.
Yesterday, almost all of the outer court disciples who were not in closed-door cultivation and the few who found it to be risky and did not just follow blindly like sheep had already made the bets.
“Senior Brother Duan Ling Tian, I’ve already made my bet using my Merit Points… Can I use my Saint Stones too?” One of the outer court disciples who felt it was still not enough asked Duan Ling Tian.
“I’m sorry. I only accept Merit Point here.” Duan Ling Tian smiled apologetically before looking at the figure not far away. “But you can go to find Deacon Deng. He seems to be accepting Saint Stones as a wager.”
“The betting odds with Deacon Deng is just too low.” The outer court disciple shook his head and left.
“Oh?” Suddenly, Duan Ling Tian noticed that Deng Wei who was standing not far away had suddenly walked towards him. He advanced all the way until he reached in front of him.
“Yes? Are you still doubting me now, Deacon Deng?” Duan Ling Tian asked.
“Hmph! I’m here to make a bet!” Deng Wei snorted.
“A bet?” Duan Ling Tian was stunned.
“Since you’re so generous in giving your wealth away to everybody, then I won’t be modest anymore… Here’re 120,000 Merit Points on Feng Fan winning the Death Duel tomorrow!” Deng Wei took out his Crystal Card nimbly and declared.
“120,000 Merit Points?” Duan Ling Tian was slightly taken aback. He had never expected Deng Wei to be this rich.
However, soon, he eased down again after giving it some thought.
No matter what, Deng Wei was still an outer court deacon of the Moon Illumination Sect just like his teacher, Fang Hui. Although he was not as amazing as his teacher, he was still an outer court deacon no matter what.
It was quite normal for him to have 120,000 Merit Points on hand.
“Deacon Deng, I think it’s better for you to make a smaller bet… I’m sure these 120,000 Merit Points isn’t quite a small amount for you,” Duan Ling Tian advised with seemingly good intentions narrowing his eyes.
With so many Merit Points, it was basically impossible to say that he was not eyeing them at all.
As for his advice with seemingly noble intentions, in truth, that was just also because he had a clear insight on Deng Wei’s psyche. He knew that the more he advised him, the more Deng Wei would refuse to listen to him.
As it turned out, Duan Ling Tian was correct.
“What? Are you scared now? Take out your Crystal Card! I’m betting 150,000 Merit Points!” Upon hearing Duan Ling Tian advising him, Deng Wei thought that Duan Ling Tian was merely feeling guilty and at once, he added on another 30,000 Merit Points. The 150,000 Merit Points was basically all he had.
Now that he had given all of his 150,000 Merit Points out, he was only left with several thousand Merit Points in hand.
However, he was not concerned about it at all.
He believed that after tomorrow, the 150,000 Merit Points would be returned to his Crystal Card with both capital and interest.
With the betting odds of 30 to one, 150,000 Merit Points would get him a whole 5,000 Merit Points.
The moment he thought about how he was able to earn 5,000 Merit Points in just one day, Deng Wei became light-headed. “Earning so speedily is much faster than how I usually earn my Merit Points.”
Seeing how his Merit Points had already been transferred to Duan Ling Tian’s Crystal Card, Deng Wei, who took the written pledge, swept a cold glance at him. “Duan Ling Tian, I’ll inform my nephew about your death tomorrow.”
“Your nephew?” Duan Ling Tian was baffled.
“Hmph! Don’t tell me that you’ve already forgotten how you actually passed through your entrance assessment to become a disciple of the Moon Illumination Sect?” Deng Wei sneered.
“You mean… Deng Yu? Is he actually your nephew?” Duan Ling Tian finally pieced the puzzle pieces together.
It was no wonder that when he went to place the bet with Deng Wei two days ago, he felt that Deng Wei seemed to have a great hostility towards him. So, this was how it turned out.