Chapter 1482: Liu Huan’s Whereabouts
Translator: EndlessFantasy Translation Editor: EndlessFantasy Translation
Duan Ling Tian wanted the Inscription Pen in his hand very much. However, he had his own principles.
Who would not want a Nine Star Inscription Pen?
However, as the saying went, ‘No gentleman should take away somebody else’s love.’ He could tell Bai Li Hong did not want part with the Inscription Pen judging from his hesitation earlier. Therefore, it made sense that Duan Ling Tian should not accept the Inscription Pen. Otherwise, it would be too selfish of him.
When Bai Li Hong saw Duan Ling Tian was unwilling to take the Inscription Pen no matter what, the only thing he could do was take it back. After taking it back, he said with determination, “Junior Brother, I know you’re unwilling to take the thing I love away from me… I’ll take the pen back temporarily, but you must agree to one condition.”
“Do tell, Senior Brother,” Duan Ling Tian said.
“When you become a Three-Star Saint Inscription Master, you must accept this Inscription Pen. Otherwise, you’ll have to take the pen now…”
Indeed, Bai Li Hong was unwilling to part with the Inscription Pen in his hand. It was only human that he felt that way. There were not many Nine Star Inscription Pens even on the Dao Martial Saint Land. Moreover, he had been using it for so long. It was only natural for him to feel unwilling to let it go. However, he knew he could not be selfish.
The Inscription Pen was left behind by the teacher he had never met. Although he was the owner now, his teacher had always wanted to find an heir to inherit his Strange Inscription Art, and Duan Ling Tian happened to be the heir.
He believed if his teacher was here, he would definitely give the Inscription Pen to Duan Ling Tian.
“Sure.” Duan Ling Tian agreed immediately when he saw Bai Li Hong behaving as though he would not give up if he did not agree to his request.
However, to him, the future was uncertain. Perhaps, he would no longer be in the Moon Illumination Sect when he became a Three-Star Saint Inscription Master.
Duan Ling Tian bid farewell to Bai Li Hong after chatting with him for a little while. He was ready to head back to the outer court.
During the journey, Duan Ling Tian noticed that everyone he met was staring at his face as though there was something on his face.
‘Man dreads fame just like how a pig dreads fat,’ Duan Ling Tian mocked himself inwardly.
He came to a stop when he arrived at the Merit Pavilion, and he mumbled softly, “There’s nothing in particular that I want to trade for now in the Merit Pavilion… I’ll just trade for Dao Talismans, just in case, with the remaining Merit Points.”
Eventually, Duan Ling Tian kept 100,000 Merit Points from the portion that he kept for Ling Yun for himself and traded a Dao Talisman with the remaining Merit Points.
In his opinion, Dao Talisman was something that could save lives.
He decided to save 100,000 Merit Points just in case. What if the inner court disciple had more materials at the first level of the Merit Pavilion that could restore the Seven Treasures Exquisite Pagoda?
At that time, who could he look for when he did not have Merit Points?
Duan Ling Tian began to look around on the first level of the Merit Pavilion after purchasing the Dao Talisman.
However, Elder Huo, upon Duan Ling Tian’s request, who was observing what was happening outside did not see any materials that could restore the third level of the Seven Treasures Exquisite Pagoda while Duan Ling Tian walked around.
‘Seems like I’m out of luck,’ Duan Ling Tian mocked himself inwardly. He left the Merit Pavilion as a group of inner court disciples stared at him.
‘I heard from Senior Brother that they sell Inscription Pens at Han River City? Han River City is the biggest city in the Nine Sect Alliances. Its headquarter is there as well… I think it’s time for me to pay a visit there,’ Duan Ling Tian thought as he journeyed back to the outer court.
After all, he did need an Inscription Pen now.
‘Apart from the Inscription Pen, I can also look for materials to restore the third level of the Seven Treasures Exquisite Pagoda in Han River City… We’re close to finishing the restoration of the third level. Once it’s restored, my cultivation speed would be boosted even further.’ Duan Ling Tian firmly decided to find time to visit Han River City as he thought to this point.
He could not use the Celestial Supreme Treasure in the third level of the Seven Treasures Exquisite Pagoda, but the cultivation environment in there was important to him. Five days in there was equivalent to a day outside.
‘I must head back to Half Moon Island in eight months time to be with the two ladies when they give birth… My ability will definitely skyrocket after eight months if we manage to restore the third level of the Seven Treasures Exquisite Pagoda! At that time, my ability to protect myself during the journey back would be even higher.’ Duan Ling Tian became motivated as he thought about Ke’er and Li Fei.
‘I’ll bring them to the Dao Martial Saint Land when I find my parents… At that time, I’ll give them a lavish wedding!’ Duan Ling Tian smiled joyfully as he thought about his two fiancees.
He had yet to give them the status they deserved. Naturally, it was not because he did not want to. He could not do it because his parents were not around.
Both of the ladies’ parents had passed away so it did not matter. However, his parents were still around. It was only natural for his parents to be present when they finally get married.
‘Perhaps my two children would be able to speak by the time I find my parents… At that time, I’m sure they’ll be elated to find out they’ve become grandparents…’ Duan Ling Tian could not stop smiling.
The outer court disciples who saw Duan Ling Tian smiling to himself were surprised when they saw that.
Why was Senior Brother Duan so happy?
Did Elder Bai Li give him something good again?
When they thought about this, a hint of envy appeared in their eyes. However, they knew there was nothing they could do about Duan Ling Tian’s great luck.
Duan Ling Tian would always be someone they admired.
“Xiong Hu, I supposed those people with Liu Huan didn’t come looking for trouble lately?” Duan Ling Tian asked when he saw Xiong Hu.
“Senior Brother Duan, currently, who doesn’t know you’re Elder Bai Li’s junior brother? That Liu Huan must’ve been shocked by the news of Elder Bai Li declaring you as his junior brother. How would he dare to come looking for trouble with us?” Xiong Hu smirked. “Oh, yes, I haven’t congratulated Senior Brother Duan yet.”
Duan Ling Tian did not comment on Xiong Hu’s optimism. He did not believe Liu Huan would give up looking for trouble with him just because of Bai Li Hong.
At this moment, Liu Huan had to be plotting in secret since he could not act openly. This was not something that was advantageous to him.
Naturally, he did not regret consenting to Bai Li Hong announcing their relationship. At least Xiong Hu and Ling Yun were safe now.
Liu Huan definitely would not dare to openly look for trouble with them.
‘But Senior Brother’s overbearing… He confronted Liu Huan as soon as they met.’ Duan Ling Tian could not help but feel surprised when Bai Li Hong mentioned he had confronted Liu Huan. He could not tell he had this protective side to him. He had implied that Liu Huan would definitely die if he dares to do anything to Duan Ling Tian!
There was a rule in the Moon Illumination Sect that prohibited killing in the sect, but who was Bai Li Hong?
Even the powerhouses in the sect did not dare to boast in the presence of Bai Li Hong.
Whether he had a good reason or not, nobody would dare to do anything even if Bai Li Hong really did kill someone in the sect.
Bai Li Hong’s existence in the Moon Illumination Sect was special.
Throughout the years, the other seven seventh-rate sects in the Nine Sect Alliances that did not have any Three-Star Saint Inscription Masters did not stop secretly sending people to persuade Bai Li Hong to join their sect… The few Saint Stage powerhouses in the Moon Illumination Sect were very well aware of that.
Bai Li Hong had rejected the offers from the seven sects in the past because he enjoyed his time in the Moon Illumination Sect.
If he was unsatisfied with the sect, there was no saying if he would still reject the offers proposed by the other seven sects.
A Three-Star Saint Inscription Master was too important in a seventh-rate sect such as the Moon Illumination Sect. He was undoubtedly a pillar of support to them.
“Xiong Hu, I’ll transfer Ling Yun’s Merit Points to you. Please transfer it to him when you return… I’m afraid I won’t be able to see you for a long time after this,” Duan Ling Tian said to Xiong Hu as he handed over his Crystal Card.
“Senior Brother Duan, are you going into closed-door cultivation?” Xiong Hu asked.
“Yes.” Duan Ling Tian nodded. However, he did not reveal his plans of leaving the Moon Illumination Sec to visit Han River City to Xiong Hu.
He did not plan to tell anyone, including Bai Li Hong.
He knew very well that he had offended many people ever since he came to the Moon Illumination Sect even though it had been less than four months since his arrival.
If words were to get out that he was leaving, would they not come after him outside of Moon Illumination Sect to kill him?
With all said, Duan Ling Tian did not plan to leave immediately.
‘I’ll head over to Han River City after I break through to the Mastery Mortal Shedding Stage,’ Duan Ling Tian decided inwardly.
However, what he did not know was Inner Court Elder Liu Huan had arrived at Han River City when he entered the second level of the Seven Treasures Exquisite Pagoda for closed-door cultivation.
Even his direct disciple Zhou Qi would not recognize Liu Huan who had arrived at Han River City if he was still alive. This was because he had disguised himself.
After entering the bustling Han River City, Liu Huan’s trail had disappeared after he passed through a few remote alleys.
He only showed himself again in the middle of the night.
There was hardly anyone in the west of Han River City this late at night.
There was a mansion on a remote land on the west side of Han River City’s city wall. The mansion seemed very ordinary. It was so ordinary that it would not attract any attention at all.
Almost no one exited or entered the mansion during the day.
However, there were many specter-like silhouettes entering the mansion when it was late at night.
Liu Huan arrived outside of the mansion and entered with a gleam in his eyes.
After he passed by many specter-like silhouettes, Liu Huan entered a dark room with a door that was wide open.
“I would like to buy a person’s life!” Liu Huan said in a deep and hoarse voice.