Chapter 1478: The Strange Inscription Art’s Inheritance
Unfortunately, due to my limited talent, I can’t learn the Strange Inscription Art my teacher left behind… I wouldn’t have everything I have today if I didn’t have the Orthodox Saint Inscription cultivation technique my teacher left behind,” Bai Li Hong said solemnly. He sighed when he reached the end of his sentence.
The fact that he could not learn the Strange Inscription Art that the teacher he had never met left behind had always bothered him.
He had met a few talented Saint Inscription Masters throughout the years. However, none of them managed to learn the Strange Inscription Art.
The important part of the Strange Inscription Art was the ‘strange’ part.
The Saint Inscriptions would only require less than half of the materials used in orthodox Saint Inscriptions and produced the same effect when the Strange Inscription Art was applied.
The Strange Inscription Art was so magical because it required high Spiritual Energy.
High Spiritual Energy did not mean having a high Spiritual Energy level, but it meant a high usage of Spiritual Energy… Only people who had an abundance of Spiritual Energy would be able to master the Strange Inscription Art.
Some people were born with powerful Spiritual Energy and could summon them with just a thought like the Soul and Thought Synchronization.
Unfortunately, Bai Li Hong was not one of them. Thus, he was destined to not have fate with the Strange Inscription Art. That had always been something that troubled him.
Ever since he had obtained the inheritance from the Seven Star Saint Inscription Master, he knew the Seven Star Saint Inscription Master was eager to find an heir for the Strange Inscription Art. Therefore, he had always been looking out for an eligible heir for the Seven Star Saint Inscription Master.
Although he had never met that Seven Star Saint Inscription Master, he had always treated him as his teacher.
After all, he would not be who he was today without that Seven Star Saint Inscription Master.
Throughout the years, he had searched for a lot of cultivation resources with the help of Saint Inscription Dao to achieve what he had today. He would not have everything he had today if he had just depended on his talent alone.
He was someone who knew how to feel grateful. That was why he had been looking for an opportunity to return the favor.
He finally found his opportunity.
Duan Ling Tian was the person he had been looking for. The heir who could inherit his teacher’s Strange Inscription Art.
When Duan Ling Tian was inscribing Inscriptions, Bai Li Hong could tell the way he applied his Spiritual Energy had already reached the peak of perfection. He truly admired him for that.
“Strange Inscription Art…” Duan Ling Tian became curious about the Strange Inscription Art after learning about it from Bai Li Hong.
The orthodox Saint Inscription Dao in the Dao Martial Saint Land was undoubtedly similar to the Inscription Dao on Cloud Continent. However, this Strange Inscription Art was different from the Inscription Dao on Cloud Continent. That was why it piqued his interest.
“This jade token contained the recording of the Strange Inscription Art… I think you’re the most suitable person to have this.” Bai Li Hong lifted his arm to take out a jake token and handed it over to Duan Ling Tian solemnly.
He said seriously, “Duan Ling Tian, I know you already have a master… But if you manage to learn the Strange Inscription Art, I hope that you’ll treat my teacher as yours too.”
“I’ll definitely do that.” Duan Ling Tian did not reject the jade token that Bai Li Hong handed over. He was curious about the Strange Inscription Art. It was only natural he did not reject the opportunity that was presented to him. It was a matter of course for him to treat Bai Li Hong’s teacher as his own since he received the inheritance from the Seven Star Saint Inscription Master. Moreover, nobody knew which era this Seven Star Saint Inscription Master was from, and it was uncertain if he was even alive. Therefore, Duan Ling Tian did not take long to think about it before he made his choice. Only idiots would reject good fortune that was sent to their doorsteps.
“From today onward, you’re my, Bai Li Hong, junior brother,” Bai Li Hong said with a smile, “Stop calling me Elder Bai Li from now on. Just call me Senior Brother.”
“Senior Brother.” Duan Ling Tian was not someone who paid attention to trivial matters so he instantly changed the way he addressed Bai Li Hong.
A charming smile appeared on Bai Li Hong’s face when he heard the way Duan Ling Tian addressed him. “No matter if Teacher’s still alive or not, he’ll definitely be happy if he knows I managed to get him such an outstanding disciple like you.”
“Senior Brother, don’t praise me so much. I’m not even certain if I’ll be able to learn the Strange Inscription Art yet,” Duan Ling Tian said with a smile as he shook his head.
“Judging by the way you applied your Spiritual Energy, if you’re unable to learn the Strange Inscription Art, I’m afraid nobody in the world would be able to learn it.” That was how much confidence Bai Li Hong had in Duan Ling Tian.
Just like that, Duan Ling Tian got an inner court elder to be his senior brother before he even entered the inner court of Moon Illumination Sect.
Furthermore, this inner court elder was not an ordinary inner court elder.
As a Three Star Saint Inscription Master, Bai Li Hong’s position in the Moon Illumination Sect was not only on par with the few Vice Sect Leaders in the sect, but his position was even higher than some of them.
His position was so high that even a few of the Saint Stage powerhouses, including the Sect Leader, had to be polite to him when they met.
“Junior Brother, I heard you came from Mound Hill City?” Bai Li Hong asked.
“Yes.” Duan Ling Tian nodded. It was not a secret in Moon Illumination Sect that he came from Mound Hill City.
“I’ll deal Liu Huan later. I’ll let him know that Bai Li Hong’s junior brother isn’t someone he can mess with!” Bai Li Hong’s eyes flashed, and his tone was domineering.
It was obvious he knew about the conflict between Liu Huan and the people from Mound Hill City.
Naturally, Duan Ling Tian did not reject Bai Li Hong’s kindness.
However, he knew very well that Liu Huan would only behave himself on the surface even though he was afraid of his senior brother… Liu Huan would still see Duan Ling Tian as a thorn in his flesh.
Liu Huan would definitely have sleepless nights if he did not get rid of Duan Ling Tian.
‘That’s still good… At least Liu Huan will behave himself outwardly. That’s a good thing for Xiong Hu and Ling Yun,’ Duan Ling Tian thought to himself.
“Senior Brother, since a month has passed, I should head back now.” Duan Ling Tian bade farewell to Bai Li Hong.
“Junior Brother, leave your bow here… Senior Brother will inscribe another two Three Star Saint Inscriptions for you. My current limit is inscribing three Three Star Saint Inscriptions on a Saint Weapon. More than three is beyond my ability,” Bai Li Hong said to Duan Ling Tian.
Now that Duan Ling Tian was his junior brother, it was only natural that he wanted to help him as much as he could.
He would be a little unwilling to inscribe a Three Star Saint Inscription for Duan Ling Tian if it was in the past.
However, he could not be happier to inscribe more Three Star Saint Inscriptions for Duan Ling Tian now.
“Thank you, Senior Brother,” Duan Ling Tian thanked him immediately as his eyes lit up. If there were three Three Star Saint Inscriptions on his Sun Shooting Bow, its power would be undoubtedly boosted. It would be immensely helpful to him.
Although he had mastered both Saint Inscriptions along with regular Inscriptions and his comprehension of Saint Inscription Dao was not inferior to Bai Li Hong, he could only inscribe One Star Saint Inscriptions at the moment due to his weak Spiritual Energy.
According to Bai Li Hong, he would need to break through to the Perfection Saint Rudiment Stage at least to be able to inscribe Three Star Saint Inscriptions.
“You can stay in my mansion from today onward,” Bai Li Hong said to Duan Ling Tian, “Senior Brother will get a hold of a quiet courtyard for you. It’ll definitely be better than the courtyard you’re residing in the outer court.”
“Senior Brother, I’m grateful for your kindness, but I would like to stay in the outer court during this period of time. It won’t be too late for me to stay in your courtyard when I enter the inner court in the future,” Duan Ling Tian said with a smile.
“That’s a promise. You must stay here when you enter the inner court in the future,” Bai Li Hong said solemnly.
“Of course,” Duan Ling Tian replied immediately as he nodded.
Duan Ling Tian left immediately after he handed over his Sun Shooting Bow to Bai Li Hong.
He was eager to return so he could study the Strange Inscription Art. If he really mastered it, he would be able to earn twice as much compared to ordinary Saint Inscription Masters!
After all, the materials needed for a Saint Inscription Master who mastered the Strange Inscription Art were less than half of what was required for ordinary Saint Inscription Master.
Duan Ling Tian thought that, perhaps, that was not the only amazing thing about the Strange Inscription Art. This was because Bai Li Hong did not learn the Strange Inscription Art. It was only natural that his knowledge of it was limited.
Naturally, this was all just his speculation. He would have to find out if he was right.
When Duan Ling Tian left the inner court, news began to spread in the inner court.
The one and only Three Star Saint Inscription Master in Moon Illumination Sect, inner court elder Bai Li Hong, announced that he had accepted outer court disciple Duan Ling Tian as a disciple on behalf of his teacher.
From now on, Duan Ling Tian was his, Bai Li Hong, junior brother!
The news spread like a tornado in the inner court and created an uproar. It was as though the inner court had gone through an earthquake.
“Elder Bai Li took an outer court disciple as his junior brother? This is a joke, right?”
“Who’s that outer court disciple? Is he outstanding? Is he so outstanding that Elder Bai Li took him as his junior brother?”
At this moment, those inner court disciples who usually showed no concern about the happenings in the outer court were stunned by the news.
“How can it be? You don’t know who Duan Ling Tian is?”
“Duan Ling Tian is so popular in entire sect recently. How could all of you not heard of him?”
Those inner court disciples who had heard about Duan Ling Tian inform those who were unaware of the things Duan Ling Tian had done since he entered the sect. This caused Duan Ling Tian’s fame so spread even more in the inner court.
Even those inner court disciples who had heard of Duan Ling Tian earlier were shocked to learn that he had become Elder Bai Li’s junior brother.
Some of them tried to get to the bottom of the news and eventually found out that it was true!
Duan Ling Tian really became Elder Bai Li’s junior brother!
Since the news had spread to the inner court, it was only natural that Liu Huan had also heard about the news.
Liu Huan crushed the teacup he was holding in his hand into powder in a fit of rage when he heard the news.
“Who is Duan Ling Tian that even Bai Li Hong, that old fella, acknowledged him as his junior brother! Damn it! Damn it!”
Liu Huan had always treated Duan Ling Tian as an eyesore. It was only natural he felt as though he had eaten a fly when he found out that Duan Ling Tian had gained such great support out of nowhere.