Chapter 1512: The Sect’s Storehouse
Translator: EndlessFantasy Translation Editor: EndlessFantasy Translation
In just a blink of an eye, two months had passed. Duan Ling Tian left the third level of the Seven Treasures Exquisite Pagoda and exited his room, looking refreshed as his face showed a brilliant smile.
It was obvious Duan Ling Tian was feeling extremely good.
“I finally broke through to the Mastery Saint Rudiment Stage!” The brilliant smile slowly faded into a small grin after he heaved a sigh of relief.
Ten months had passed inside the Seven Treasures Exquisite Pagoda while only two months had passed in the real world.
Apart from cultivating Saint Grade Martial Tactic during those ten months, Duan Ling Tian also focused on his cultivation base which led to his breakthrough.
However, Duan Ling Tian discovered he still could not use the True Energy Consolidated Weapon technique even after breaking through to the Mastery Saint Rudiment Stage.
Duan Ling Tian had asked Bai Li Hong questions regarding True Energy Consolidated Weapon and learned that it was a technique that allowed the user to consolidate an independent weapon of the user’s choice from the user’s True Energy.
It might be an arrow this time and a blade next time. True Energy Consolidated Weapon could consolidate a weapon of the user’s choice without any limitations.
True Energy Consolidated Weapon was also the only technique among the three techniques that could be mastered by a Paramount Saint Rudiment Stage Martial Cultivator that did not have any limitations.
True Energy Consolidated Beast could not change its form after it was consolidated. There were two ways to consolidate the beast using the True Energy Consolidated Beast technique. It could be solidified through pure imagination or through a wild beast or a saint beast’s blood essence.
However, the power of a consolidated beast through pure imagination was far inferior compared to the consolidated beasts that were formed from blood essence… The former only had the beast’s shape and form while the latter would not only have the beast’s shape and form but also its force.
All the consolidated beasts Duan Ling Tian had seen up until now were consolidated through pure imagination. This was because it was extremely difficult to come across a wild beast or a saint beast’s blood essence.
The blood essence needed to consolidate the True Energy Consolidated Beast had several conditions. The blood essence needed to be from a beast with a high-level bloodline like the dragons or phoenixes… Otherwise, it had to be from a Perfection Saint Rudiment Stage beast. Therefore, only very few people would consolidate the True Energy Consolidated Beast using a beast’s blood essence. Only those with extraordinary background and powerhouses to help them extract the blood essence were able to master it.
“Since I’ve already fused with the blood essence of a five-clawed Devil Dragon, I’ll be able to consolidate a five-clawed Devil Dragon with my True Energy when I reach the Perfection Saint Rudiment Stage,” Duan Ling Tian said to himself with high hopes.
Since his True Energy Consolidated Beast technique used the five-clawed Devil Dragon’s blood essence as its foundation, Duan Ling Tian should able to defeat about ninety percent of the consolidated beasts among his peers. It was not entirely impossible for him to challenge an enemy from a higher level as well.
“Eh?” Duan Ling Tian discovered he was able to consolidate a sword from his True Energy with just a thought as soon as he left the Seven Treasures Exquisite Pagoda. A huge True Energy Consolidated Sword hovered in front of him.
With another thought, a wave of sonic boom surged up and flashed in the sky.
“It seems like the True Energy Consolidated Weapon technique can’t be used inside the Seven Treasures Exquisite Pagoda,” Duan Ling Tian said in relief. He was worried that he could not master the technique, and as a result, it would put him in a disadvantageous position if he was battling other Mastery Saint Rudiment Stage Martial or Dao Cultivators.
When Duan Ling Tian was focused on consolidating various weapons and playing with them like a little kid with a new toy on Christmas morning, a loud voice came from outside.
“True Energy Consolidated Weapon?!”
Duan Ling Tian knew Bai Li Hong had come judging from the voice.
Duan Ling Tian greeted Bai Li Hong with a smile while a True Energy Consolidated Spear dispersed with just a thought. However, Bai Li Hong did not respond to him. He only stared at him as though it was their first time meeting.
Although Bai Li Hong knew Duan Ling Tian had reached the Saint Rudiment stage, he assumed that Duan Ling Tian had only reached the early stage. He did not expect him to surprise him so much after only two months.
In just six months, the cultivation base of the person in front of him rose to the Saint Rudiment Mastery Stage from the Mortal Shedding Perfection stage. He did not think a genius like this existed in this world prior to this.
“Is there anything I can help you with, Senior Brother?” Duan Ling Tian asked when he saw Bai Li Hong staring at him blankly. Duan Ling Tian roughly knew what was going through Bai Li Hong’s mind, and he was more curious about the purpose of his visit. He would not just visit him for no good reason.
Bai Li Hong finally regained his senses. He sized Duan Ling Tian up before he finally replied, “You freak!”
Although this was not the first time Duan Ling Tian had heard this comment, he still could not help but force a smile on his face when he heard this comment from a Moon Illumination Sect’s inner court elder.
“I wonder, how do you cultivate, Junior Brother? Reaching the Saint Rudiment Mastery Stage and mastering the True Energy Consolidated Weapon in less than six months.”
Bai Li Hong could not help asking even though he knew this was one of Duan Ling Tian’s secret.
Naturally, he was prepared for Duan Ling Tian’s refusal to reveal it since everyone had their own secrets. He did not feel like it was absolutely necessary for him to obtain an answer from Duan Ling Tian since his question was asked in the spur of the moment.
“Senior brother, do you believe it’s possible for someone to reach the Saint Rudiment Mastery Stage from the Mortal Shedding Perfection Stage in less than six months?” Duan Ling Tian responded to Bai Li Hong with a question as he shook his head and smiled.
“I didn’t believe it’s possible before, but the truth is standing right in front of my eyes. How can I not believe it?” Bai Li Hong replied with a forced smile.
“If I tell you I have a secret tactic that allows me to hide my cultivation base, would you believe me?” Duan Ling Tian asked laughingly.
Bai Li Hong was stunned after hearing Duan Ling Tian’s words. He had considered this possibility before, but he had not heard of such a secret tactic.
“I see.” Bai Li Hong looked visibly relieved.
Although it was shocking to hear about such a secret tactic, it was still less shocking than Duan Ling Tian reaching the Saint Rudiment Mastery Stage from the Mortal Shedding Perfection Stage in less than six months. Compared to that, Duan Ling Tian having a secret tactic to conceal his cultivation was more acceptable to Bai Li Hong.
Duan Ling Tian was relieved Bai Li Hong believed his explanation. However, he felt sorry since he had to lie to him even though he treated him sincerely.
Naturally, Duan Ling Tian knew he had to lie to Bai Li Hong because the Seven Treasures Exquisite Pagoda was his biggest secret. If that secret was revealed, he would be in deep trouble.
Duan Ling Tian knew Bai Li Hong would keep his secret even if he told him the truth. However, news had a way of getting out.
There are several spiritual secret tactics that allowed the user to read another person’s soul, thoughts, and knowledge. Usually, it was extremely hard to defend against this type of secret tactic, and no information could be hidden from such a secret tactic.
Duan Ling Tian chose to keep it a secret due to this reason. He felt it was the best to keep this from Bai Li Hong.
“Junior brother, I’ve been visiting you since a fortnight ago, but I saw you were busy so I didn’t want to disturb you,” Bai Li Hong said.
“You’ve been visiting since a fortnight ago?” Duan Ling Tian was surprised. “Is there anything urgent, Senior Brother?”
“Yes.” Bai Li Hong nodded. “Aren’t you interested in all sorts of rare and weird materials? You’ll finally have a chance to see them in the sect’s storehouse… With a little luck and my help, I think you’ll be able to obtain the materials you desire there.”
It was obvious Bai Li Hong had heard about Duan Ling Tian searching for materials in Milky Way City. Bai Li Hong had his eyes set on the Moon Illumination Sect’s storehouse after he heard about that incident. Unfortunately, the Moon Illumination Sect’s storehouse only allowed outstanding young disciples to enter under normal circumstances. It was hard for him to find a reason to enter the Moon Illumination Sect’s storehouse even though he was a prominent Moon Illumination Sect’s inner court elder. Usually, no one, not even the Sect Leader, would enter the storehouse.
“The sect’s storehouse?” Duan Ling Tian asked with a perplexed look on his face, “What’s that?”
“The sect’s storehouse is where all sorts of rare and weird things are kept… The things in there are passed down from the previous generations. There are some unpolished gems among them as well,” Bai Li Hong explained, “However, our sect only allows outstanding young inner court disciples to enter the sect’s storehouse every other year . There’s no exception.”
“So in other words, it’ll be opened this year?”
After listening to Bai Li Hong’s explanation, Duan Ling Tian became extremely interested in Moon Illumination Sect’s storehouse. He felt the storehouse was like an untouched treasure cove.
“Yes.” Bai Li Hong nodded. “Our sect will gather all the inner court’s disciples under forty years old in a fortnight and organize a hunting trial. Outstanding participants of that trial will be given an opportunity to enter the sect’s storeroom to select items they desire.”