Chapter 1522: Formation Compass
Translator: EndlessFantasy Translation Editor: EndlessFantasy Translation
Duan Ling Tian was curious what kind of chaos the young lady who was Purplecloud Thunder Roc would create in the Moon Illumination Sect. However, the sect was peaceful as usual. There was no commotion at all.
Duan Ling Tian could not help but feel a little disappointed.
He initially thought he would be able to watch a good show and witness a fight between Saint Stage powerhouses if the Purplecloud Thunder Roc created a ruckus in the Moon Illumination Sect.
However, Duan Ling Tian’s attention soon shifted somewhere else. The reason was the opening of the storehouse.
Since he was the champion of the Moon Illumination Sect’s inner court’s Hunting Assessment, naturally, he was given the right to enter the storehouse and pick the things he wanted in there.
One’s ranking in the Hunting Assessment affected the number of things one would be able to take.
“Junior Brother, initially, you’re only allowed to take five items from the sect’s storehouse… However, I’ve spoken to the Sect Leader, he has given you permission to take ten items. I’m sure he has informed the elder watching the storehouse about this,” Bai Li Hong said to Duan Ling Tian before he headed toward the sect’s storehouse.
“Thank you, Senior Brother,” Duan Ling Tian thanked Bai Li Hong as his eyes brightened. If it was not for Bai Li Hong, he would only be able to take five items from the sect’s storehouse. The items he could bring back with him had doubled now.
“We’re brothers, do we need to thank each other? I’ll be mad if you’re still so courteous in the future,” Bai Li Hong said, feigning anger.
Duan Ling Tian nodded.
“You should go now. You have the entire day to yourself… Come look for me when you return from the storehouse. There’s something I need to tell you,” Bai Li Hong said.
“Hmm,” Duan Ling Tian responded before he left for the storehouse.
The sect storehouse would be open for a few days. As the person who ranked first in the Hunting Assessment, he was allowed to enter on the first day to pick the items from the sect’s storehouse.
The second day would be given to the person who ranked second and so on.
The sect’s storehouse was located in the north of Moon Illumination Sect’s inner court. It was secluded, and it looked like a dilapidated mansion from far away. It was obvious it had been around for a long time.
The person guarding the storehouse was an ordinary-looking old man dressed in a tattered robe. He was sweeping the floor when Duan Ling Tian arrived. The dirt on the floor was swept in the same direction in every single sweep.
‘Such powerful cultivation base!’ The way the old man swept proved that he had a powerful cultivation base. It caused Duan Ling Tian to turn solemn.
Thus, Duan Ling Tian did not dare to slack when he faced the old man. He greeted him, “Elder.”
“You’re Duan Ling Tian?” The old man lifted his head slowly and looked at Duan Ling Tian. However, he did not stop sweeping. He continued to sweep while the direction of the dirt did not change at all even though he was distracted.
Duan Ling Tian was inwardly shocked by the man’s control.
“Yes.” Duan Ling Tian did not dare to hesitate when faced with the old man’s question.
“Hmm?” Suddenly, Duan Ling Tian noticed the way the old man was looking at him changed. His clouded eyes lit up suddenly, making Duan Ling Tian feel as though he was a deer caught in the headlights. He felt as though he would not be able to hide anything from the old man.
Just when Duan Ling Tian beginning to feel a little anxious, the old man continued sweeping after he calmly said, “You may go in.”
As soon he was done speaking, the door to the sect’s storehouse suddenly opened on its own.
Duan Ling Tian then made a move to enter the storehouse.
As he was passing the entrance of the storehouse, he subtly glanced back at the old man. He discovered the old man was hovering in the air with each step he took. It was as though he was floating.
‘Could this elder be a Saint Stage powerhouse?’ Even Duan Ling Tian had no idea why that thought popped up in his mind.
Whether the old man was a Saint Stage powerhouse or not, he had left Duan Ling Tian with a deep impression.
As he walked into the sect’s storehouse, the first thing Duan Ling Tian did was to contact Elder Huo in the Seven Treasures Exquisite Pagoda. “Elder Huo, see if there are any materials suitable to restore the Seven Treasures Exquisite Pagoda in here.”
The items in the Moon Illumination Sect’s storehouse were passed down from the previous generations.
Some of the items were left there for a long time due to their ordinary appearance. Inner court disciples fortunate enough to enter the storehouse usually overlook them.
Duan Ling Tian was not worried he would miss out on a great item with Elder Huo here.
“You can pick ten items.” A voice transmission suddenly entered Duan Ling Tian’s ears.
Duan Ling Tian instantly recognized the voice. It belonged to the old man sweeping by the entrance.
Duan Ling Tian very quickly picked out seven items with Elder Huo’s sharp eyes. The seven items were materials to restore the Seven Treasures Exquisite Pagoda. Those were also the best materials available in the sect’s storehouse.
Although there were many other materials that could be used to restore the Seven Treasures Exquisite Pagoda, they were not as good as the seven items he picked out.
“Choose that three items for the remaining three.” Duan Ling Tian picked up three items that looked like Feng Shui compasses as Elder Huo advised.
Naturally, they only looked like Feng Shui compasses. The patterns on them were completely different from a Feng Shui compass. The difference was like heaven and earth.
“What are these?” Duan Ling Tian asked curiously.
“They’re formation compasses,” Elder Huo said.
“Formation compasses?” Duan Ling Tian was stunned. It was his first time hearing about this. “What is it?”
“If you don’t know what a formation compass is, I’m sure you know what a formation is at least?” Elder Huo asked.
“Hmm.” Duan Ling Tian nodded. He was no stranger to formations.
On the Mortal Continent, the Cloud Continent, he had inherited the Rebirth Martial Emperor’s memories so he could set up Inscription Formations easily. Inscription Formations were also a type of formation.
Meanwhile, a formation was divided into three categories in the Dao Martial Saint Land.
One was Dao Talisman Formations, the second one was Saint Inscription Formations, and the final one was a combination of Dao Talismans and Saint Inscriptions. It was a formation that complemented each other.
Among these three types of formations, the last one was the best.
“With these formation compasses, you can personally activate formations,” Elder Huo said, “Usually, it takes quite some effort for one to set up a formation, and the person would need to be experienced. Meanwhile, formations created by a formation compass relies fully on the formation compass. Even people who had zero knowledge in formation can activate the formation in the formation compass.”
Duan Ling Tian was stunned by Elder Huo’s words, it took him a while to regain his senses.
“Formation Compass? It can activate formations?” Duan Ling Tian’s face was filled with excitement he regained his senses and realized he had discovered a treasure.
However, Elder Huo’s next words were like cold water being splashed on him, causing him to calm down.
‘Although these three formation compasses are great, they’re all broken and can’t be used to set up formations.”
“Elder Huo, since they’re broken, won’t it be useless for me to take them? I can only pick three more items, do you really want me to pick these three broken things?” Duan Ling Tian said with a forced smile on his face.
Although the formation compasses were really attractive, broken formation compasses that could not be used to set up formations were useless.
“Who says they’re broken things?” Elder Huo said, “I can fix these three formation compasses… However, I’ll need a longer time to fix two of them since they’re more damaged. I can fix the final formation compass within three months at the most.”
“You can fix them?” Duan Ling Tian’s eyes lit up again when he heard Elder Huo’s words.
“Naturally, it’s unlikely for ordinary people to be able to fix them… However, it’s easy for me. Moreover, these three formation compasses aren’t that great anyway,” Elder Huo said.
“They aren’t that great?” Duan Ling Tian was a little disheartened again when he heard that.
“They’re really not that great to me, but it’ll help you immensely for now… Even Sant Stage powerhouses here might not be able to break the formations contained in these three formation compasses,” Elder Huo said.
“Even Saint Stage powerhouses here might not be able to break them?” Duan Ling Tian’s emotion was akin to a roller coaster, going up and down.
At this moment, he remembered where Elder Huo came from.
Formation compasses might seem like nothing to Elder Huo, but it did not mean it’s nothing in the Dao Martial Saint Land.
“However, even if the formation compasses are in perfect condition, the power depends on the force that’s inserted into them,” Elder Huo continued to speak.
Duan Ling Tian nodded, he understood that.
Just like the Inscription Formations he had set up back on Cloud Continent. The power depended on the force contained in the Origin Stones he had used.
“Then I’ll pick them.” Duan Ling Tian trusted Elder Huo so he took the three formation compasses. Those were also the only three formation compasses in the Moon Illumination Sect’s storehouse.
Although the three formation compasses were placed in an insignificant corner, they were placed together. It was clear it was from the same collection of a Moon Illumination Sect’s elder.
Since he was done picking the items, Duan Ling Tian did not plan to stay any longer and left immediately.
He did not forget to greet the old man who was sweeping the floor when he left. Meanwhile, the old man who was sweeping the floor did not check his Spatial Ring at all.
However, Duan Ling Tian was not surprised.
With the old man’s powerful cultivation base, he would definitely notice it if Duan Ling Tian tried to play a trick in the storehouse.
On the way back, Duan Ling Tian could not contain his curiosity and asked Elder Huo, “Elder Huo, do you know what kind of formations are in the three formation compasses?”
“Among the three formation compasses, one of them can set up a Hallucinogenic Formation while other two can set up an Offensive Formation and a Defensive Formation,” Elder Huo said after he heard Duan Ling Tian’s question.