Chapter 1477: Nine Star Inscription Pen
Translator: EndlessFantasy Translation Editor: EndlessFantasy Translation
‘It’s not easy to learn the Saint Inscription Dao? I’ll need to be mentally prepared apart from being talented?’
Duan Ling Tian snickered when he heard Bai Li Hong’s words. However, he did not respond to him.
The Rebirth Martial Emperor’s life-long experience and knowledge on Inscription techniques was inherited by Duan Ling Tian. Although Inscriptions and Saint Inscriptions were different, both of them were essentially similar when it came down to it. Therefore, Duan Ling Tian did not need to learn Saint Inscription Dao from scratch. He would be able to master the Saint Inscription Dao as long as he was able to find their similarities and master the differences. This was why he was confident about becoming an excellent Saint Inscription Master.
In the following month, Duan Ling Tian stayed in Bai Li Hong’s estate to learn Saint Inscription Dao from him.
In the beginning, Bai Li Hong was pessimistic about Duan Ling Tian’s ability to master the Saint Inscription Dao. This was because Duan Ling Tian had already proven himself to be extremely talented in the Martial Dao. Bai Li Hong believed that life was fair, he did not think life would bestow Duan Ling Tian with talent in both the Martial Dao and the Saint Inscription Dao.
However, the truth hurt. He felt like God was playing a prank on him. He could not help but ask himself, “How can there be such a talented person in this world?”
Duan Ling Tian already managed to inscribe a One Star Saint Inscription just after a month. Bai Li Hong suspected that Duan Ling Tian could have inscribed a Two Star Saint Inscription if it was not for his weak Spiritual Energy.
During this one month, Duan Ling Tian had surprised him far too many times… From knowing nothing at the beginning to reaching the novice level and coming up with interesting ideas and concepts.
Occasionally Duan Ling Tian would give Bai Li Hong a feeling as though Duan Ling Tian was an experienced Saint Inscription Master instead of a beginner in the Saint Inscription Dao. Although it was unbelievable, it was a fact that he felt that way.
“Inscriptions and Saint Inscriptions are essentially the same.”
Duan Ling Tian had found the ‘bridge’ connecting Inscriptions and Saint Inscriptions after ten days of learning from Bai Li Hong. During the twentieth day, Duan Ling Tian had already managed to cross the ‘bridge’ and comprehend the Saint Inscription Dao in his own way. A few days later, Duan Ling Tian had fully mastered the similarities and differences of Inscriptions and Saint Inscriptions. Moreover, he was also able to convert some of the Inscriptions in the Rebirth Martial Emperor’s memory into Saint Inscriptions.
There were too many types of Inscriptions in the Rebirth Martial Emperor’s memory. It would take more than a day to list them down one by one.
Currently, Duan Ling Tian was able to inscribe the Two Star and Three Star Saint Inscriptions, Thousand Mass Saint Inscription, Gale Saint Inscription, and the Penetration Saint Inscription through the Inscriptions in the Rebirth Martial Emperor’s memory.
Similar to the other Saint Inscription Masters in the Dao Martial Saint Land, Duan Ling Tian needed to refine the ink-like liquid from raw materials to inscribe the Saint Inscription before he could use the Inscription Pen to inscribe Saint Inscriptions.
Currently, Duan Ling Tian was only able to inscribe One Star Saint Inscription due to his limited Spiritual Energy.
He would have to enter the Saint Rudiment Stage before he could attempt to inscribe Two Star Saint Inscriptions. At that time, his Spiritual Energy would be stronger and enable him to inscribe Two Star Saint Inscriptions.
“Through this month of learning, I’m now able to convert Inscriptions to Saint Inscriptions… As long as I have sufficient Spiritual Energy, I’ll be able to inscribe a Saint Inscription of the same level with the help of the Rebirth Martial Emperor’s memory,” Duan Ling Tian muttered to himself.
This scenario was the same as when he was on Cloud Continent.
At that time, he was able to inscribe Inscriptions that was at a similar level with his Spiritual Energy.
“Elder Bai Li, thank you! I’m sorry to have inconvenienced you for the past month,” Duan Ling Tian sincerely thanked Bai Li Hong as he looked at him. It was time for Duan Ling Tian to leave since a month had passed.
“Duan Ling Tian, your talent in the Saint Inscription Dao far surpassed mine!” Bai Li Hong looked at Duan Ling Tian with a complicated expression.
Suddenly, as though he had made up his mind, he said to Duan Ling Tian solemnly, “Duan Ling Tian, I wish to take you as a disciple on behalf of my teacher… Are you willing to accept this?”
“Elder Bai Li, you have a teacher?” Duan Ling Tian was surprised.
“Of course. Who do you think I learned the Saint Inscription Dao from?”
Bai Li Hong shook his head and said with a straight face, “Duan Ling Tian, my teacher was a Seven Star Saint Inscription Master! Even the Inscription Pen that I’m using was given by him.”
A Seven Star Saint Inscription Master!
Duan Ling Tian was undoubtedly shocked by Bai Li Hong’s words.
Although Duan Ling Tian knew that Bai Li Hong must have had a teacher, and his teacher had to be a Four Star Saint Inscription Master at least, he did not think his teacher would be a Seven Star Saint Inscription Master!
“Do you know why I was so confident about making the bet with you a month ago?” Bai Li Hong asked.
“Isn’t it because you’re confident about being able to inscribe Saint Inscriptions on Heaven Rank Saint Weapons?” Duan Ling Tian asked.
“Then do you know why I’m confident I can inscribe Saint Inscriptions on Heaven Rank Saint Weapons?” Bai Li Hong continued to ask.
“I think it should be because of your Inscription Pen,” Duan Ling Tian said after he thought about it for a short while.
The materials used to forge Heaven Rank Saint Weapons were extremely tough and solid. Naturally, if an Inscription Pen was of poor quality, it would not be able to make a mark on a Heaven Rank Saint Weapon.
“You’re right. It’s because of my Inscription Pen!” Bai Li Hong nodded. He continued to say with a sparkle in his eye, “Normally, a regular Three Star Saint Inscription Master will own a Four Star Inscription Pen at most… However, a Four Star Inscription Pen can only inscribe Saint Inscriptions on Earth Rank Primitive Saint Weapons and nothing higher.”
“A Four Star Inscription Pen is only able to inscribe Saint Inscriptions on Earth Rank Primitive Saint Weapons? It’s so specific!” Duan Ling Tian said, surprised.
“Of course.” Bai Li Hong nodded and continued, “Inscription Pens are sorted into nine different grades based on its quality. A One Star Inscription Pen is the worst, and a Nine Star Inscription Pen is the best… This grading is commonly used in the Dao Martial Saint Land. However, according to my teacher, there are even better Inscription Pens than the Nine Star Inscription Pens in the Dao Martial Saint Land.”
Duan Ling Tian gained a deeper understanding of Inscription Pens in the Dao Martial Saint Land. Although he had already found the connection between Inscriptions and Saint Inscriptions and mastered converting Inscriptions to Saint Inscriptions, he was still in the dark when it came to Inscription Pens in the Dao Martial Saint Land.
After listening to Bai Li Hong, Duan Ling Tian finally understood more about Inscription Pens.
“One Star Inscription Pens are equivalent to Human Rank Primitive Saint Weapons. This means that a One Star Inscription Pen can only be used to inscribe a Human Rank Primitive Saint Weapon at most. Two Star Inscription Pens are equivalent to Human Rank Mediocre Saint Weapons, meaning that a Two Star Inscription Pen can only be used to inscribe a Human Rank Mediocre Saint Weapon at most.”
“Three Star Inscription Pens are equivalent to Human Rank Prominent Saint Weapons, Four Star Inscription Pens are equivalent to Earth Rank Primitive Saint Weapons… Nine Star Inscription Pens are equivalent to Heaven Ranked Prominent Saint Weapons. You get the idea.” Duan Ling Tian gained a deeper understanding of Inscription Pens after listening to Bai Li Hong’s explanation.
“Does this mean your Inscription Pen has more than seven stars, Elder Bai Li?” Duan Ling Tian asked, stunned.
Bai Li Hong said he was able to inscribe a Saint Inscription on a Heaven Rank Saint Weapon a month ago.
Duan Ling Tian came to this conclusion after he learned more about Inscription Pens.
“You’re right.” Bai Li Hong nodded and took out his Inscription Pen as he said, “This is the pen I inherited from the teacher I’ve never met! It’s a Nine Star Inscription Pen. With this, I can even inscribe a Saint Inscription on a Heaven Rank Prominent Saint Weapon. Now you know where I got my confidence from a month ago.”
Bai Li Hong looked at Duan Ling Tian after he finished speaking. At the same time, he recalled the bet they made a month ago and sighed. “I didn’t think your Saint Weapon is superior to Heaven Rank Prominent Saint Weapons! It must be a Super Saint Weapon.” Bai Li Hong thought Duan Ling Tian’s Sun Shooting Bow was a Super Saint Weapon.
However, only Duan Ling Tian knew the Sun Shooting Bow was not a Super Saint Weapon but a broken Celestial Supreme Treasure.
A sleeping lion was still stronger than a barking dog. After all, the Sun Shooting Bow was still a Celestial Supreme Treasure. No matter how damaged it was, it was still far superior compared to a Super Saint Weapon in terms of toughness.
Duan Ling Tian was shocked when he heard Bai Li Hong said the pen he owned was a Nine Star Inscription Pen. As for the remainder of Bai Li Hong’s speech, Duan Ling Tian did not register what he had said at all.
A Nine Star Inscription Pen was the best Inscription Pen in the Dao Martial Saint Land.
Although Duan Ling Tian had guessed that Bai Li Hong’s Inscription Pen had at least seven stars, he did not think it would turn out to be a Nine Star Inscription Pen!
“Elder Bai Li, didn’t you say your teacher was just a Seven Star Saint Inscription Master? How did he come to possess a Nine Star Inscription Pen?” Duan Ling Tian asked as he looked at Bai Li Hong in shock.
“I have no idea about this as well! Teacher did not mention this in the jade tokens he left behind.” Bai Li Hong shook his head.
“You never asked him?” Duan Ling Tian continued to ask.
Bai Li Hong was stunned by Duan Ling Tian’s question. He forced a laugh and said, “Duan Ling Tian, I told you earlier that I’ve not met my teacher at all… I merely inherited a spatial ring that my teacher left behind. Apart from some raw materials for Saint Inscriptions, there were two jade tokens and this Nine Star Inscription Pen.”
“I don’t even know which era my teacher’s from.” Bai Li Hong sighed.
“I see!” Duan Ling Tian finally understood that Bai Li Hong’s Saint Inscription knowledge was inherited from a Seven Star Saint Inscription Master’s spatial ring and not from the Seven Star Saint Inscription Master himself.
“Since your teacher had passed, why do you want to take me as a disciple on your teacher’s behalf, Elder Bai Li?” Duan Ling Tian asked.
“My teacher left a request in his jade token stating that if I have average talent in the Saint Inscription Dao, and I meet someone whose talent in the Saint Inscription Dao far exceeds mine, I must take him as a disciple on behalf of my teacher so that I can pass on the Strange Inscription Art to him!” Bai Li Hong turned more and more solemn as he spoke.
“Strange Inscription Art?” Duan Ling Tian was surprised. He said, “What’s that? Does it have any relations to the Saint Inscription Dao?”
“According to my teacher, the Strange Inscription Art is a different technique of inscribing Saint Inscriptions. Its main philosophy is to inscribe Saint Inscriptions that have the same effect as traditionally inscribed Saint Inscriptions by using the cheapest raw materials… Same Saint Inscriptions using raw materials of different value. In extreme cases, the difference can be very vast.” Bai Li Hong explained.