Chapter 1487: The Jiuqu Mountain Range
Translator: EndlessFantasy Translation Editor: EndlessFantasy Translation
As soon as the third level of the Seven Treasures Exquisite Pagoda was restored, it would mean Duan Ling Tian would have an excellent cultivation environment.
According to Elder Huo, the cultivation environment on the third level of the Seven Treasures Exquisite Pagoda was much better than the cultivation environment on the second level. The slower flow of time would be an immense help to Duan Ling Tian.
‘As soon as the third level of the Seven Treasures Exquisite Pagoda is restored, we can start restoring the fourth level of the Seven Treasures Exquisite Pagoda… As soon as the fourth level of the Seven Treasures Exquisite Pagoda is restored, space inside will completely stabilize,’ Duan Ling Tian thought to himself as his eyes lit up.
As soon as the space in the Seven Treasures Exquisite Pagoda stabilized, he would be able to hide in there when he encountered a life or death situation similar to what happened today.
Fortunately, the black-robed man was a Devil Cultivator. Otherwise, he would definitely die!
If the space in the Seven Treasures Exquisite Pagoda was stabilized, he would have no fear even if the black-robed man was not a Devil Cultivator. This was because he could hide in the Seven Treasures Exquisite Pagoda and turn the pagoda into dust to hide it as well. At that time, he would only come out when the black-robed man had left.
He had to pass the third level of the Seven Treasures Exquisite Pagoda in order to get to the fourth level.
Being able to restore the third level of the Seven Treasures Exquisite Pagoda was something worth celebrating for Duan Ling Tian.
“Elder Huo, please start restoring the third level of the Seven Treasures Exquisite Pagoda… I’ll continue on my journey. The third level of the Seven Treasures Exquisite Pagoda should be restored when I arrive at Han River City,” Duan Ling Tian said to Elder Huo excitedly after he transferred the materials into the Seven Treasures Exquisite Pagoda.
Elder Huo began to get busy as he began the restoration after he gave a brief response.
Meanwhile, Duan Ling Tian put away the remaining materials on the ground before he continued on his journey to Han River City.
His journey thereafter was smooth sailing apart from the time when he was obstructed by the Moon Illumination Sect’s Outer Sect Elder Huang Cheng and the black-robed man.
Duan Ling Tian successfully arrived close to Han River City after half a month.
Before coming here, he made an effort to learn about Han River City. He knew the city’s exact location and the situation of the areas around it.
“This should be Jiuqu Mountain Range on the south of Han River City,” Duan Ling Tian muttered to himself as he hovered in the air and looked at the mountain range in the distance.
The mountain range stretched tens of thousands of miles away, making it appear endless. One would have to pass the mountain range to cross it.
“I heard the gravity in Jiuqu Mountain Range is much stronger than out here… Even ordinary Saint Rudiment Stage Martial and Dao Cultivators could hardly fly in the air.” This was what Duan Ling Tian knew about Jiuqu Mountain Range.
“I wonder if it’s true.” Duan Ling Tian’s eyes revealed a hint of skepticism as he surveyed the never-ending mountain range before him. Meanwhile, he flew closer to it.
It was hard for him to imagine how a mere mountain range could have such powerful gravity!
However, as soon he got close to Jiuqu Mountain Range, he faintly felt a pressure in the air before he even entered the mountain range. The pressure bore down on him, causing him to fly lower.
The pressure was similar yet different to the Flight Prohibiting Formation.
People with low cultivation base would not be able to fly at all when they entered an area covered with the Flight Prohibiting Formation.
Meanwhile, Duan Ling Tian could still fly for now even though the height of his flight had been lowered tremendously.
“The closer it is to Jiuqu Mountain Range, the stronger the pressure… Seems like the gravity in there is really extraordinary!” Duan Ling Tian could only walk due to the pressure when he arrived outside of Jiuqu Mountain Range. Although he could still fly, it would be strenuous for him to do so, and he would not be able to last long in the air.
Him trying to fly at this time was akin to fighting the gravity in Jiuqu Mountain Range!
The gravity in Jiuqu Mountain Range was the power of nature. Only people with a certain level of ability would be able to disregard it. Duan Ling Tian did not have the ability to do that now.
“Seems like I’ll have to travel by foot if I want to cross Jiuqu Mountain Range… I heard this mountain range has many wild beasts, including Saint Rudiment Stage wild beasts. I have to be cautious when I enter the mountain range,” Duan Ling Tian reminded himself before entering Jiuqu Mountain Range.
Duan Ling Tian entered Jiuqu Mountain Range following the entrance ahead. He could feel the pressure getting more and more powerful after entering.
‘Every step I take now is a little strenuous.’ Duan Ling Tian was surprised to discover this.
He had only heard that Jiuqu Mountain Range had powerful gravity, he had no idea how powerful it was. He realized he had underestimated Jiuqu Mountain Range’s gravity now that he had experienced it for himself.
‘Such powerful gravity… Apart from people above the Perfection Saint Rudiment Stage, nobody else can fly in the air as they please,’ Duan Ling Tian thought to himself after familiarizing himself with Jiuqu Mountain Range’s gravity.
Naturally, he would be able to fly in the mountain range if he used the Three-Star Divine Strider Talisman, but he did not plan to do that.
Unless he encountered a life and death situation, he would not consider using the Three-Star Divine Strider Talisman.
In Jiuqu Mountain Range, not only was the gravity powerful, but there was an unknown risk as well.
The wild beasts were the risk.
The wild beasts in Jiuqu Mountain Range grew up in the mountain range, and they were used to the gravity in there. The pressure that restricted them since they were young served as a sort of training for them.
Being able to survive in such a terrible environment made them stronger than other wild beasts outside that were at the same level.
Therefore, Duan Ling Tian did not dare to act recklessly when he entered the mountain range. He was extremely cautious of his surrounding.
The roar of a beast reverberated in the air as a strong wild beast that resembled a tiger came out of the bamboo forest. It pounced at Duan Ling Tian with its mouth wide-opened as though it was going to swallow him.
At this moment, Duan Ling Tian felt a heat wave approaching his face.
A force followed the heat wave. It was the breath of the beast that charged out from the bamboo forest.
“Damn it!” Duan Ling Tian shouted as his expression turned solemn. The Thousand Mass Sword appeared in his hand suddenly, and he directly swung it as hard as he could at the wild beast’s massive mouth.
The Two Star Saint Inscription, Thousand Mass Saint Inscription, was activated.
When Duan Ling Tian swung the Thousand Mass Sword in his hand, it was like a gigantic mountain collapsing as it pressed against the wild beast’s maw. It caused the wild beast to slam on the ground.
The Wild Beast that was pressed on the ground continuously let out a fierce roar as it glared with its big, red eyes. Its strong body, on the other hand, did not stop struggling, attempting to break free from the restraint of the broadsword in Duan Ling Tian’s hand.
“Do you really want to stand up?” Duan Ling Tian smirked. “If that’s what you really want, I’ll grant you your wish!”
Duan Ling Tian withdrew his Thousand Mass Sword at lightning speed as soon as he finished speaking.
At that moment, the wild beast’s big eyes lit up, and it tried to stand up.
Naturally, it was impossible that Duan Ling Tian would let it stand up. He lifted the Thousand Mass Sword over his head, and he swung it again, directly aiming at the wild beast’s head. The attacked successfully killed it.
The wild beast’s massive body fell on the ground as dirt flew up in the air. It had completely lost its breath.
Its big eyes were still wide-opened as though it did not die in peace.
“This wild beast’s cultivation base is at the Mastery Mortal Shedding Stage at the most… But the power it demonstrated earlier was almost on par with wild beasts at the Perfection Mortal Shedding Stage! The wild beasts in Jiuqu Mountain Range really have terrifying strength!”
After killing a wild beast at the Mastery Mortal Shedding Stage, not only was Duan Ling Tian not happy, but his facial expression had turned grave as well.
It was the first wild beast he encountered since he entered Jiuqu Mountain Range.
The wild beasts that he would encounter as he goes deeper into the mountain range would definitely be more terrifying than this one.
Thus, Duan Ling Tian was extremely cautious as he continued on his journey.
Along the way, Duan Ling Tian killed a few wild beasts at the Mastery Mortal Shedding Stage and Perfection Mortal Shedding Stage. When he encountered a couple of Paramount Mortal Shedding wild beasts, he would avoid them at all cost and try his best to avoid conflict with them.
The Paramount Mortal Shedding wild beasts grew up in Jiuqu Mountain Range after all. Even he would have to exert all his strength due to how powerful they were.
If they were to fight, it would definitely cause a great commotion.
At that time, he might attract even more Paramount Mortal Shedding wild beasts or even more powerful wild beasts.
Therefore, he did not fight even though he was confident he could kill those Paramount Mortal Shedding wild beasts.
The wild beasts he killed were the ones he had the confidence to kill in one blow.
Naturally, the one-blow-kill did not include using the Sun Shooting Bow.
With the three Three-Star Saint Inscriptions on the Sun Shooting Bow, he was confident he could kill the Paramount Mortal Shedding wild beasts in Jiuqu Mountain Range with just one arrow…
However, the commotion caused by the Explosive Flame Saint Inscription was too big. He did not want to use it unless it was necessary. Therefore, he tried his very best to behave himself as he crossed the Jiuqu Mountain Range.
“Hmm?” Duan Ling Tian who was still being cautious heard a huge commotion ahead of him suddenly.
As he got closer to take a look, he saw an old man fighting a wild beast.
Whether it was the old man or the wild beast, both of them were injured.
However, it seemed as though they had no intention of stopping. They were fighting intensely as though they would not stop until one of them died.
Apart from that, Duan Ling Tian saw two people standing not far away from the old man as he fought the wild beast.
It was a young lady who looked rather pretty and a young man in fine clothes with an ordinary appearance.
It was obvious the young lady came from a wealthy family from the way she was dressed.
“Elder Ping is worthy of being Ouyang Clan’s Mastery Saint Rudiment Stage powerhouse. He has the upper hand even when he’s fighting this wild beast at the Mastery Saint Rudiment Stage… This is a wild beast that grew up in Jiuqu Mountain Range, its ability is superior to wild beasts from other places,” the young man in fine clothes complimented.
“Of course.” The young lady had a hint of arrogance written between her eyebrows. “Our Ouyang Clan’s heritage ranks at the top in the entire Han River City.”