Chapter 1464: Being Intercepted
Translator: EndlessFantasy Translation Editor: EndlessFantasy Translation
In the face of the continuous provocation and threats from the inner court disciple, Duan Ling Tian could no longer hold it in and turned around to cast a cool glance at him before spitting out a single word, “Idiot!”
The moment Duan Ling Tian opened his mouth, the inner court disciple was instantly dumbfounded.
Had this guy just called him an idiot?
Had an outer court disciple actually dared to call him an idiot?
At this moment, all the inner court disciple could feel was his raging flame of rage that was about to burst out as he was unable to hold it in.
However, when he returned to his senses, Duan Ling Tian had already picked out a few jade tokens and was already making his way to the great entrance of the fourth level of the Merit Pavilion.
Taking a deep breath, the inner court disciple suppressed the boiling wrath of flame and followed him.
Soon, he appeared in front of Duan Ling Tian and beat him to the counter before walking away after snatching his Spatial Ring. It was obvious that he was not going to borrow the Golden Roc Mass Tactic anymore.
The white-clad old man behind the counter did not stop him because this inner court disciple had not taken anything from the fourth level of the Merit Pavilion. He did not even touch the Saint Tokens containing the Saint Grade Martial Tactic inside the Merit Pavilion at all.
“Elder.” When Duan Ling Tian took out the Saint Token that contained the Golden Roc Mass Tactic and the few other jade tokens, he could sense that the inner court disciple’s gaze was filled with cold murderous intent before he walked down the stairs.
However, he just ignored it.
He, Duan Ling Tian, was not a person who was easily frightened!
“The Golden Roc Mass Tactic? This is a decent Human Rank Prominent Saint Grade Martial Tactic!” The old man took the Saint Token to have a closer look and nodded his head before looking at the few other jade tokens, “These jade tokens only contain some ordinary information, but the amount it contains is quite huge, so each of them will cost 1,000 Merit Points. This Golden Roc Mass Tactic costs 30,000 Merit Points for a one-time reading and you can only read it here… Once you’ve handed over the Merit Points, you can start to read it,” the old man told Duan Ling Tian.
“Let’s just process all of them altogether.” Duan Ling Tian took out his Crystal Card and swiped more than 30,000 Merit Points. After he had stored the few jade tokens that contained information away, he proceeded to take the Saint Token with the Saint Grade Martial Tactic Golden Roc Mass Tactic and began to read.
In just a moment, Duan Ling Tian could feel the vast information gushing into his mind, becoming part of his mind right away.
The entire set of the Golden Roc Mass Tactic was now stored in his mind. This was his unique ability.
An ordinary Martial or Dao Cultivator would need to borrow and read the Saint Grade Martial Tactic or Saint Grade Dao Tactic five times before they could completely master it.
Duan Ling Tian, on the other hand, only needed one chance to memorize basically everything in just a second.
Originally intending to drag the time to 15 minutes deliberately, he suddenly remembered the words that the white-robed old man behind the counter had uttered just now. It brought a smile to his face right away. “I, as a young man, must have the dashing spirit of a young man? In that case…”
With a jolt in his heart, Duan Ling Tian made up his mind.
In the next instance, under the shocked gaze of the old man, Duan Ling Tian put the Saint Token down, “Elder, I’ve finished reading it.”
“F-Finished reading it?” Upon hearing that, the old man was bewildered for a moment as bafflement crept up on his face. “Could you’ve started reading it when you were still inside?”
Many people would start to read the Saint Grade Martial Tactic on the fourth level of the Merit Pavilion when they came to borrow it.
Whoever picked the Saint Token up in the Merit Pavilion had to pay the loan fee no matter what, even if he took the token out now. This was also to prevent anybody from reading the Saint Grade Martial Tactic in secret without paying any Merit Points.
As the caretaker of the fourth level of the Merit Pavilion, other than collecting Merit Points, the old man had to monitor the situation on the level too.
Just take the inner court disciple who had left just now as an example. Because he did not touch any Saint Token or jade token, the old man did not stop him when he left.
If he had touched any Saint Token or jade token, the old man would have definitely stopped him immediately when he was about to leave and ask him to pay the necessary Merit Points.
In the face of the old man’s query, Duan Ling Tian smiled. “What do you think, elder?”
“Boy, you really gave me a fright of my life! For a moment, I thought that you were really done reading the contents of the first stage of the Golden Roc Mass Tactic in just one second! So, it turns out that you’ve already read it when you were inside the fourth level of the Merit Pavilion,” exclaimed the old man as he shook his head.
It was apparent that he did not think that Duan Ling Tian would be able to finish reading the contents of the first stage of the Golden Roc Mass Tactic in just such a short span of time.
Had he found out that on top of finishing reading the content of the first stage of the Golden Roc Mass Tactic, Duan Ling Tian had even finished the entire five stages, one would wonder what kind of expression he would have on his face.
This was also what made Duan Ling Tian unique compared to the others.
He could memorize whatever Saint Grade Martial Tactic that was stored in the Saint Tokens in just the blink of an eye. This was what also gave him a unique advantage that no other ordinary people had.
Just like now, he managed to memorize the entire contents of the Golden Roc Mass Tactic in one go just by spending 30,000 Merit Points and no longer needed to re-borrow it to read it. Unlike other ordinary Martial Cultivators who wanted to borrow and read the Golden Roc Mass Tactic, he had saved a whole 120,000 Merit Points.
After all, an ordinary Martial Cultivator would need to read the Golden Roc Mass Tactic at least five times if they wanted to cultivate it to the highest stage.
It was 30,000 Merit Points per session, so five times of borrowing it would equal to 150,000 Merit Points.
Upon hearing the old man’s words, Duan Ling Tian merely smiled and did not explain further.
What could he say?
That he had already memorized the entire Golden Roc Mass Tactic and no longer needed to come to borrow it anymore?
Even if he really did say so, the old man would not necessarily believe him.
“Elder, I’ll take my leave first.” Duan Ling Tian bade farewell to the old man and proceeded to leave.
Just as Duan Ling Tian was about to leave, the old man opened his mouth tacitly again to warn him, “The inner court disciple just now was on the Early Saint Rudiment Stage.”
It was apparent that he never missed every single detail of the conflict between Duan Ling Tian and that inner court disciple from the beginning till the end.
“Although this isn’t important to me, I still want to thank you, elder.” Upon hearing the old man’s warning, Duan Ling Tian smiled and expressed his gratitude.
“Not important?” The old man was stunned.
“Doesn’t the sect have a rule saying that an inner court disciple isn’t allowed to bully an outer court disciple at the outer court district? Let alone the fact that he’s on the Early Saint Rudiment Stage, even if he’s on the Intermediate or Mastery Saint Rudiment Stage, would he still be daring enough to attack me?” Duan Ling Tian smirked.
The old man was astounded. “So, this is how you actually think. However, you’re very mistaken.”
“Oh?” When Duan Ling Tian heard that, he could not help but be filled with confusion.
“The Merit Pavilion is situated right at the juncture between the inner court and the outer court district. Strictly speaking, it isn’t considered as the outer court district here. Of course, it’s not considered as the inner court district too. It’s more like a middle district,” the old man explained, “The inner court disciples are allowed to make a move on the outer court disciples here. As long as they don’t kill or cripple the outer court disciples, there’re basically no other limitations.”
“Oh, so that’s how it is… If that’s really true, this piece of information is indeed very important to me.” Duan Ling Tian had never expected the situation to actually be like this. Once again, he expressed his gratitude towards the old man.
Originally, when he had the conflict with that inner court disciple, he was already prepared to receive his revenge.
Of course, that was before when he thought that that disciple did not dare to make his attack on him until he had finally entered the inner court.
Even when he had already entered the inner court, he would not necessarily be afraid of that disciple.
Now that he heard the old man’s advice, he knew just how wrong he was. It turned out that the Merit Pavilion was situated at a place where it was no longer considered as the outer court district, so the outer court disciples were not protected by the sect rules.
“Early Saint Rudiment Stage?” However, after knowing that the inner court disciple was only at the Early Saint Rudiment Stage, Duan Ling Tian’s worries vanished again.
After leaving the fourth level of the Merit Pavilion, Duan Ling Tian proceeded to go down and came to the third level of the Merit Pavilion in just a while.
Just as he was about to head downwards, an inner court deacon behind the counter of the great entrance of the third level of the Merit Pavilion suddenly called out to him, “Hey, are you Duan Ling Tian?”
The inner court deacon’s eyes were filled with curiosity. It was apparent that his partner beside him was equally interested too.
Obviously, they guessed Duan Ling Tian’s identity but were not fully certain yet.
“Yes, I am.” Duan Ling Tian nodded. Then, with the realization that dawned on the two inner court deacons, he left the third level of the Merit Pavilion and continued to walk downwards.
“So, he really is Duan Ling Tian! No wonder he can spend so lavishly!”
“Exactly! That was a whole 700,000 Merit Points gone just like that… I heard that he earned three million Merit Points yesterday. Today, he even generously returned half of the Merit Points that he has to the people of the outer court district who had given him those Merit Points.”
As they exchanged their opinions, the two inner court deacons sighed emotionally.
“Elder Fang Gan.” When Duan Ling Tian passed by the Merit Pavilion’s second level, he greeted the old man whose eyes stared widely open some time ago and who was smiling at him before heading to the first level of the Merit Pavilion after the old man had nodded at him.
When Duan Ling Tian reached the first level of the Merit Pavilion, he felt as though he had entered a morning market.
Many inner court disciples were shouting and hawking their wares.
“Some of these stalls weren’t’ here when I came…” Duan Ling Tian cast a glance at the first level of the Merit Pavilion and noticed there were many new stalls. At once, he called out to Elder Huo and started to stroll around the first level of the Merit Pavilion once again.
Unfortunately, he did not come across any materials that were needed to repair the Seven Treasures Exquisite Pagoda anymore.
“It looks like I’ve run out of luck now.” Duan Ling Tian shook his head and chuckled wryly before striding outwards, leaving the Merit Pavilion.
After walking a few steps, he came to a halt right away when he noticed somebody making his way to him with ill intentions.
In just one glance, Duan Ling Tian could tell that this person was the arrogant inner court disciple whom he had met on the fourth level of the Merit Pavilion. It was obvious that he had been waiting for him right there ever since he left the Merit Pavilion.
“I thought you didn’t dare to come out anymore.” Looking at him, the inner court disciple smirked.
It was apparent that he had been waiting for Duan Ling Tian for quite a while now.
Facing the inner court disciple’s smirk, Duan Ling Tian did not back down as he chuckled and mocked, “Didn’t dare to come out? Do you really think that just you alone are enough to scare me till I wouldn’t have dared to come out?”