Chapter 1504: Duan Ling Tian, Saint Rudiment Stage?
Translator: EndlessFantasy Translation Editor: EndlessFantasy Translation
“I have no interest in knowing a loser’s name!”
The sentence that Duan Ling Tian uttered as he beat the middle-aged man to it made the middle-aged man’s face swell with anger as he was completely infuriated. Even the crowd watching by the side burst into clamor as well.
He was crazy!
This was the first thought that appeared in the crowd’s mind, including many Moon Illumination Sect inner court disciples as well. All of them felt that what Duan Ling Tian said was too absurd.
After all, the winner and the loser had not been decided yet.
“Good! Very good! Excellent…” Taking a deep breath, the middle-aged man temporarily suppressed his flame of rage that threatened to burst out. Glaring at Duan Ling Tian, he snarled, “I’ll let everyone present see how you’re gonna slap your own mouth with your own words!”
“Well, I welcome you to give me a slap if you have the ability to do that.” Duan Ling Tian smirked indifferently, appearing casual and elegant.
This scene also caused the onlooking crowd to gaze at each other.
Could Duan Ling Tian actually have the confidence to win against this middle-aged man?
“You’re looking for death!” Without a doubt, this remark that Duan Ling Tian made was the ultimate blasting fuse, fully igniting the middle-aged man’s flame of rage. At once, the middle-aged man roared angrily and pounced towards Duan Ling Tian like a maniac.
His speed was so fast that he seemed to have transformed into a gust of wind.
“As expected from a well-known powerhouse from the Earth Rankings. This speed already surpasses most of the Early Saint Rudiment Stage Martial and Dao Cultivators.” Most of the people looking on by the side were the inner court disciples from the nine great sects, so all of them could tell that the speed that the middle-aged man demonstrated was out of this world.
At the same time, they looked at Duan Ling Tian too.
The next scene took them by great bafflement.
Duan Ling Tian’s voice resonated in the air. At the same time, he dodged the middle-aged man a few times easily. On top of that, he appeared beside him immediately and remarked casually, “Is this the fastest you can go?”
From his tone, it was obvious that the speed that he was displaying was not his full potential.
After all, if he had already exerted his full strength, he would not have been able to talk so coolly as though he was chatting idly even if he could still talk.
On the other hand, Dong Hui, who had come with Duan Ling Tian and was now standing by the side watching the battle, was also stunned by the speed that he exhibited.
“This speed… I’m afraid it’s already on par with an Intermediate Saint Rudiment Stage Martial Cultivator, isn’t it?” Dong Hui gasped secretly and muttered to himself, “With the speed that Junior Brother Duan is displaying right now, there’s no way that he’s only a Mortal Shedding Stage Martial Cultivator! From what I can see, he has already made a breakthrough to the Saint Rudiment Stage! What horrifying acceleration! No wonder Senior Brother Bai Li Hong took him as a Junior Brother!”
Right now, Dong Hui thought that the reason Bai Li Hong had taken Duan Ling Tian as his Junior Brother was only because he had taken a fancy to Duan Ling Tian’s Martial Dao innate ability.
It had never crossed his mind that it was not because of his Martial Dao innate talent, but because he was able to get the Strange Inscription Art that was left behind by the teacher that he had never met before.
A majority of the onlooking crowd shared the same thought as Dong Hui.
“The speed that Duan Ling Tian is displaying has completely surpassed his… Don’t tell me that Duan Ling Tian has already made a breakthrough to the Saint Rudiment Stage?”
“In that case, is the rumor stating that Duan Ling Tian made it into the Earth Rankings with just a cultivation base of Perfection Mortal Shedding Stage also fake then?”
“It must be fake!”
When the disciples from the eight great sects buried their heads in discussion, many of them had even outrageously cast their Spiritual Secret Tactic to probe Duan Ling Tian’s cultivation base.
However, all of their actions turned out to be in vain.
Therefore, it made them certain of one thing — that Duan Ling Tian was indeed a Saint Rudiment Stage Martial Cultivator!
With their strength, the Spiritual Secret Tactic that they cast could probe any Martial or Dao Cultivator whose cultivation base was below the Saint Rudiment Stage. However, their Spiritual Secret Tactic was not able to probe any powerhouses who were on the Saint Rudiment Stage — the same level as them — or the Saint Stage and above.
“Saint Rudiment Stage Martial Cultivator? Is Duan Ling Tian a Saint Rudiment Stage Martial Cultivator?” When Liu Yue and Liu Hai heard that Duan Ling Tian was actually a Saint Rudiment Stage Martial Cultivator, they were dumbfounded right away. Standing right there and gazing at each other, disbelief filled their faces at once.
The other inner court disciples from the Moon Illumination Sect were also dumbfounded.
As for the Moon Illumination Sect disciples, Duan Ling Tian was naturally quite familiar to them.
Not only that, but they were also certain that he was indeed merely a Perfection Mortal Shedding Stage Martial Cultivator when his name had just started to spread out.
This was because Duan Ling Tian’s cultivation base had been probed before by the group of Moon Illumination Sect inner court disciples with their Spiritual Secret tactic. They had been certain that Duan Ling Tian was indeed a Perfection Mortal Shedding Stage Martial Cultivator.
It was still possible if one or two of them made a mistake during the probing, but it was impossible for so many people to have erred.
It was precisely because of this that their hearts were filled with astonishment and disbelief.
Did Duan Ling Tian make a breakthrough to the Saint Rudiment Stage from the Perfection Mortal Shedding Stage in just a few months?
Just as the onlookers were puzzled about this, Duan Ling Tian had already lost interest in toying with this middle-aged man. With a raise of his hand, he flung out a slap and shot vast True Energy out before pressing on the middle-aged man and sent him flying away with a blast.
The man crashed onto the ground with severe injuries, but he still remained conscious.
He no longer looked at Duan Ling Tian with a lofty and arrogant gaze. Instead, only fear could be seen on his face. “Y-You’ve made a breakthrough to the Saint Rudiment Stage?”
In his opinion, even the strongest person on the Earth Rankings would not have been able to defeat him completely in this way.
There was only one possibility for this man in front to be able to beat him in such a way — that was, he had already made a breakthrough to the Saint Rudiment Stage.
A person who was able to be listed on the Earth Rankings during the Mortal Shedding Stage would have a strength that was on par with even an Intermediate Saint Rudiment Stage Martial or Dao Cultivator when he made a breakthrough to the Early Saint Rudiment Stage.
After one earned a place on the Earth Rankings made a breakthrough to the Earth Saint Rudiment Stage, he would even be able to defeat an ordinary Intermediate Saint Rudiment Stage cultivator.
“You’re pretty smart.” After casting an indifferent glance at the middle-aged man, Duan Ling Tian turned around and left without looking back, leaving an elegant and unrestrained silhouette to the middle-aged man and the crowd.
Saint Rudiment Stage!
Duan Ling Tian from the Moon Illumination Sect was actually a Saint Rudiment Stage Martial Cultivator!
At once, many of them on the scene started to return to their senses with shock written all over their faces.
At the same time, this piece of news had also spread out like a typhoon. In just the span of a night, it had already spread out to every nook and cranny of Han River City.
Whoever was not in closed-door cultivation in Han River City knew about this news.
The Ouyang Clan was no exception either.
“Has he actually made a breakthrough to the Saint Rudiment Stage already?” Ouyang Ruo was astonished. She still remembered that the True Energy that Duan Ling Tian displayed when he saved her that time was still not on the Saint Rudiment Stage level yet.
It was precisely because of this that she was certain that Duan Ling Tian was still not a Saint Rudiment Stage Martial Cultivator yet before this.
Yet, right now…
Ouyang Ruo, who originally had no intention of taking revenge against Duan Ling Tian, could only feel an even greater sense of helplessness now.
“Monster! What a monster! Our Ouyang Clan must never go against him!” After knowing that Duan Ling Tian had already made a breakthrough to the Saint Rudiment Stage, Ouyang Ba also turned pale out of fear. At the same time, he secretly made up his mind to never go against Duan Ling Tian.
No matter how frenzied it was outside with the news of him entering the Saint Rudiment Stage, Duan Ling Tian was not at all bothered by it. Instead, he stayed casually at the Moon Illumination Sect’s operation point in the Nine Sect Alliances’ headquarters and when he was free, he would have an idle chat with Dong Hui and discuss the Martial Dao and Saint Inscription Dao.
Dong Hui, who was originally prepared to bring Duan Ling Tian out for a stroll these few days, instantly dismissed this idea when he realized his attainment in the Saint Inscription Dao.
He realized that when Duan Ling Tian was discussing the Saint Inscription Dao with him, every sentence that came out of his mouth would be very meaningful and would give him great inspiration.
In the end, he also realized that the reason Bai Li Hong had taken Duan Ling Tian as his Junior Brother was not because of his Martial Dao innate talent, but because of his innate talent in the Saint Inscription Dao.
When they were discussing a problem, Dong Hui frowned and asked when he heard Duan Ling Tian’s answer to solve it, “Junior Brother Duan, this doesn’t seem to be an orthodox Saint Inscription Art, does it?”
“Senior Brother Hui, I’ve heard from Senior Brother Bai Li Hong that you’ve also come into contact with the Strange Inscription Art before too, haven’t you? What? Didn’t you realize that the things that I said just now have some Strange Inscription Art’s shadow in it?” Duan Ling Tian grinned.
“S-Strange Inscription Art?!” However, when Dong Hui heard Duan Ling Tian, he was absolutely dumbfounded. He stared at Duan Ling Tian as though he was looking at a ghost. “J-Junior Brother Duan… D-Don’t tell me that you’ve already mastered the Strange Inscription Art already!”
“Well, I haven’t reached the stage of mastering it yet. It’s only at the Fundamental Awareness Stage,” Duan Ling Tian replied humbly.
However, his humble words were already enough to send Dong Hui into so much shock that he was rendered speechless for a long time. After some time, he finally sighed emotionally, “Looks like Senior Brother Bai Li Hong has finally come across the person that he has always been waiting for… And to think that I used to think that the reason Senior Brother Bai Li Hong took you as a Junior Brother was because of your Martial Dao innate talent. It looks like I’ve been greatly mistaken from the very beginning.”
Right now, Dong Hui was very certain now that Bai Li Hong took Duan Ling Tian as his Junior Brother not because of his Martial Dao innate talent, but because he could master the Strange Inscription Art.
Bai Li Hong had shared the Strange Inscription Art with him before, but just like Bai Li Hong, he was unable to cultivate it due to his Spiritual Energy.
Duan Ling Tian merely smiled indifferently and did not say anything more.
“Senior Brother Hui, all the materials that I want will arrive in two days, won’t they?” Duan Ling Tian looked at Dong Hui and changed the topic.
The reason for extending his stay at Han River City for a few more days was mostly because a great pile of the materials that he wanted was now on the way to Han River City.
Those were the materials that Bai Li Hong had asked his men to gather.
Duan Ling Tian also wanted them urgently as they could be used to repair the Seven Treasures Exquisite Pagoda.
“Yeah, they’ll arrive in two days, at the most.” Dong Hui nodded. He did not dare to slack on matters regarding Duan Ling Tian.
Two days later, the materials finally arrived.
“According to Elder Huo, the fourth level of the Seven Treasures Exquisite Pagoda must be able to be repaired up to 10% with all of the materials that I’ve gathered from Han River City. Despite having so many materials, only 10% of it can be repaired. Looks like the repairing of the fourth level is much more difficult than the third level,” Duan Ling Tian sighed in his heart. However, he also knew that no matter how hard it was, he still had to continue to gather these materials.