Chapter 1473: Three-Star Saint Inscription Master, Bai Li Hong
Translator: EndlessFantasy Translation Editor: EndlessFantasy Translation
Duan Ling Tian stopped a passing inner court disciple and politely asked, “Senior Brother, do you know which mansion belongs to Elder Fang Gan?”
“It’s that one,” the inner court disciple said as he pointed toward a mansion not far away.
“Thank you, Senior Brother,” Duan Ling Tian quickly thanked him and made his way to the mansion.
‘An outer court disciple is looking for Elder Fang Gan?’ The inner court disciple was slightly surprised after he saw the outer court disciple identity token on Duan Ling Tian’s waist.
In the Moon Illumination Sect, the gap between an outer court disciple and an inner court elder was like an impassable gulf. Logically speaking, there should not be any interaction between the two.
Duan Ling Tian was stopped by an old man when he arrived at Fang Gan’s mansion.
“Senior, is this Elder Fang Gan’s mansion?” Duan Ling Tian asked politely as he looked at the skinny old man standing before him.
“Why are you looking for my young master?” The old man responded with a question.
Duan Ling Tian was stunned by the old man’s words before he realized the ‘young master’ in question was Fang Gan.
“Can you please help me pass on a message? Just say that an outer court disciple, Duan Ling Tian, wishes to see Elder Fang Gan,” Duan Ling Tian said with a smile.
“You’re Duan Ling Tian?” The old man’s eyes lit up when he heard Duan Ling Tian’s words. It was obvious he had heard about Duan Ling Tian.
He immediately looked at Duan Ling Tian’s waist. More accurately, he was looking at the outer court disciple identity token that was hung on Duan Ling Tian’s waist.
“Young master has given an order to bring you in if you come looking for him,” the old man said as he led Duan Ling Tian inside.
Duan Ling Tian did not expect Elder Fang Gan to be so attentive. He felt a little moved.
Following the old man’s lead, Duan Ling Tian saw Elder Fang Gan in the backyard of the mansion.
Elder Fang Gan was solemnly watering the vegetable garden in his backyard. He was so engrossed in his task that he even failed to notice their arrival.
“Young master, Duan Ling Tian’s here,” the old man said respectfully as he looked at Fang Gan.
“Duan Ling Tian?”
Elder Fang Gan immediately stopped what he was doing when he heard that and turned around to look at Duan Ling Tian. “It’s really you, little fellow… What now? Since you came looking for me… Is there anything I can help you with?” Fang Gan asked with a smile.
“Indeed, there’s something I need your help with, Elder Fang Gan.” Duan Ling Tian nodded. As the saying went, ‘One would not visit a Buddhist temple for no reason.’ He would not have looked for Fang Gan for no reason at all.
While Duan Ling Tian and Fang Gan were talking, the old man who led Duan Ling Tian in quietly retreated.
“Previously, I told you to come to me if you need help. I’ll definitely help you if it’s within my power!” Fang Gan invited Duan Ling Tian to sit in front of a stone table and poured him a cup of tea.
“Thank you, Elder Fang Gan.”
Duan Ling Tian thanked him before he directly stated the purpose of his visit, “Elder Fang Gan, I came to ask you something today… Within the Moon Illumination Sect, are there any Saint Inscription Masters who can inscribe a Three Star Saint Inscription on Saint Weapons?”
“Yes.” Fang Gan nodded. “In our Moon Illumination Sect, most of the senior officials in the sect that rank above inner court elders have a Saint Weapon with a Three Star Saint Inscription. All these Saint Weapons came from Elder Bai Li.”
“Elder Bai Li?” Duan Ling Tian’s eyes lit up.
“Elder Bai Li is the only Three Star Saint Inscription Master in our Moon Illumination Sect. Moreover, he’s also a Revered Elder of the Moon Illumination Sect. His status is on par with the Vice Sect Leader.”
“Even the Sect Leader and several Saint Stage powerhouses are courteous toward him when they see him because of his special identity as a Saint Inscription Master… In that regard, even the few Vice Sect Leaders in the Moon Illumination Sect cannot compare to him,” Fang Gan said.
Duan Ling Tian was not surprised by this.
A Three Star Saint Inscription Master would receive special treatment even in a sixth-rate force, let alone a seventh-rate force like the Moon Illumination Sect.
“I don’t know if it’s possible for me to ask Elder Bai Li to help me inscribe a Saint Inscription on a Saint Weapon?” Duan Ling Tian asked after he took a deep breath. He had an expectant expression on his face as he looked at Fang Gan.
This was the purpose of his visit.
Ever since he saw the power of Liu Huan’s sword that was inscribed with a Three Star Saint Inscription, the Penetration Saint Inscription, he wanted to inscribe the Penetration Saint Inscription on his Sun Shooting Bow as well.
If it was inscribed on his bow, the arrow shots with his Sun Shooting Bow would have a powerful penetrative ability.
One shot was sufficient to penetrate everything!
However, even if there were Saint Inscription Masters in the Dao Martial Saint Land who could inscribe a Saint Inscription on the Sun Shooting Bow, Duan Ling Tian did not think any of the Inscription Masters in Moon Illumination Sect would be able to do it.
That was why Duan Ling Tian thought to inscribe the Penetration Saint Inscription on the bowstring of the Sun Shooting Bow.
Although it would still be challenging to inscribe on the bowstring of Sun Shooting Bow that was made from the vein of a Five-clawed Devil Dragon, it would still be simpler than inscribing on the Sun Shooting Bow itself.
“Inscribing Saint Inscription? What kind of Saint Inscription would you like Elder Bai Li to inscribe?” Fang Gan asked curiously.
“The Penetration Saint Inscription!” Duan Ling Tian said bluntly.
“The Penetration Saint Inscription? The Three Star Saint Inscription on Liu Huan’s sword?” Fang Gan knew the Saint Inscription on Liu Huan’s sword was the Penetration Saint Inscription.
“Yes.” Duan Ling Tian nodded. “The strongest Saint Grade Martial Tactic I’m cultivating is archery… If I can inscribe the Penetration Saint Inscription on my archery set, the power of my arrows will increase greatly because of its penetrative ability.”
“Once the Penetration Saint Inscription is activated after the inscription, it’ll certainly increase your strength by leaps and bounds,” Fang Gan said, “However, it won’t be easy to ask Elder Bai Li to help you inscribe a Three Star Saint Inscription… Elder Bai Li’s willingness to inscribe Three Star Saint Inscriptions is dependent on his mood. Therefore, even in the inner court, not every inner court elder has a Saint Weapon with a Three Star Saint Inscription.”
Duan Ling Tian was mentally prepared for this.
Those who are highly skilled usually had their own quirks.
“Since you came to the inner court, I’ll bring you to visit Elder Bai Li … I’ll try my best to convince him, but I can’t guarantee that he’ll agree to it.” Fang Gan reminded Duan Ling Tian in advance.
“I understand.” Duan Ling Tian nodded.
“In that case, let’s go to Elder Bai Li’s mansion now,” Fang Gan said as he stood up.
Naturally, Duan Ling Tian was pleased that Fang Gan cared enough about his affair to immediately bring him to see Elder Bai Li.
After leaving Fang Gan’s mansion, Duan Ling Tian learned more about Elder Bai Li from Fang Gan. He found out that Elder Bai Li’s full name was Bai Li Hong, and he entered the Moon Illumination Sect thirty years ago.
When he joined the Moon Illumination Sect, he was already a Paramount Saint Rudiment Stage powerhouse and was just a step away from entering the Saint Stage.
However, after so many years, he was still at the Paramount Saint Rudiment Stage.
“It’s really too difficult to break through to the Saint Stage… I’ve broken through to the Paramount Saint Rudiment Stage twenty years ago, but I still can’t cross the last step.” Fang Gan could not help but sigh when he spoke about Bai Li Hong’s cultivation base.
Similar to Bai Li Hong, his cultivation base was stuck at the Paramount Saint Rudiment Stage. He was unable to make a breakthrough and enter the Saint Stage as well.
Although the Paramount Saint Rudiment Stage and the Saint Stage was merely a step apart, the difference in strength was a world apart!
The weakest Saint Stage powerhouse could easily kill a dozen Paramount Saint Rudiment Stage powerhouses who were working together.
There was a saying in the Dao Martial Saint Land, ‘Before entering the Saint Rudiment Stage, one is like a chicken or a dog. Once one enters the Saint Rudiment Stage, they’re like chickens and dogs that have ascended to heaven!’
That clearly described the difference between someone at the Saint Stage and someone who was not at the Saint Stage.
Naturally, there was also a difference in strength between people who were at the peak of the Paramount Saint Rudiment Stage.
In Fang Gan’s words, he was not Bai Li Hong’s match.
The Saint Weapon in Bai Li Hong’s hands was an Earth Rank Primitive Saint Weapon inscribed with three Three Star Saint Inscriptions. It was also the number one Saint Weapon in the Moon Illumination Sect!
With that Saint Weapon, Bai Li Hong’s strength was comparable to the few Vice Sect Leaders in the Moon Illumination Sect.
It should be noted that the few Vice Sect Leaders in the sect already had half their foot in the Saint Stage. They had the most potential in the sect to break through to the Saint Stage. All they lacked to make a breakthrough was an opportunity.
Half Saint Stage referred to those who were in between the peak of the Paramount Saint Rudiment Stage and the Saint Stage.
They were stronger than those at the peak of the Paramount Saint Rudiment Stage but weaker than those at the Saint Stage.
“A Saint Weapon inscribed with three Three Star Saint Inscriptions?” After hearing about Bai Li Hong’s Saint Weapon, Duan Ling Tian could not help but stick his tongue out. “So excessive!”
“Duan Ling Tian, even if Elder Bai Li is willing to inscribe the Three Star Saint Inscription, the Penetration Saint Inscription, for you, he’ll probably want millions of Merit Points as payment,” Fang Gan reminded Duan Ling Tian before they arrived at Bai Li Hong’s mansion.
“I understand.” Duan Ling Tian nodded. He was mentally prepared for that as well.
“Elder Bai Li, I still have 1.1 million Merit Points in my hands… If I don’t have enough, can you please borrow me some?” Duan Ling Tian looked at Fang Gan and said, “I’ll return it to you as soon as I can.”
“This is a small matter,” Fang Gan said with a slight smile.
After the people of Bai Li Hong’s mansion notified him of their arrival, Duan Ling Tian and Fang Gan were led into the main hall of the spacious mansion.
A middle-aged man with stubbles on his cheeks stood in the main hall, frowning as though he was deep in thought.
“Elder Bai Li, Elder Fang Gan’s here,” the person who led Duan Ling Tian and Fang Gan in said to the middle-aged man.
‘He’s Bai Li Hong?’ Duan Ling Tian’s eyes instantly brightened as he stared intently at the middle-aged man.
“You can retreat for now.” The middle-aged man unfurrowed his brows and waved dismissively.
Then, he looked at Fang Gan. “Elder Fang Gan, what brings you here today?”
“Elder Bai Li.”
Fang Gan did not dare to dawdle in front of Bai Li Hong, he bowed slightly as he pointed to Duan Ling Tian and introduced him, “This is Duan Ling Tian from the outer court. The reason I came today is to bring him here.”