Chapter 1523: Perfection Saint Rudiment Stage!
Translator: EndlessFantasy Translation Editor: EndlessFantasy Translation
“Three different types of formations?” Duan Ling Tian’s eyes lit up when he heard Elder Huo’s words.
He was worried the formations contained in the three formation compasses might be the same type of formation. It seemed like he had been overthinking it.
“Elder Huo, I wonder which formation in the formation compass is the one you can fix the fastest?” Duan Ling Tian asked curiously. He was eager to find out the answer, hoping it would be the Offensive Formation.
He believed that an Offensive Formation activated using his True Energy would be more powerful than the power of all techniques he had combined at full force. Therefore, he hoped the formation compass that could be fixed the fastest contained the Offensive Formation.
Unfortunately, a dream is infinitely more beautiful than the cruel reality.
“The Hallucinogenic Formation.” Elder Huo’s response disappointed Duan Ling Tian greatly. It would still be great even if it was the Defensive Formation, but must it be the Hallucinogenic Formation?
The Hallucinogenic Formation was similar to the Illusory Formation on Cloud Continent. It could be used to cast illusions on others.
Duan Ling Tian’s disappointment gradually disappeared as he thought about it. ‘Hallucinogenic Formation isn’t too bad since it can make my enemies hallucinate, and I can strike at the critical moment!’ Duan Ling Tian became excited about the formation compass that would be fixed soon.
No matter what, it could be considered that he gained a lot today so Duan Ling Tian was in a great mood.
However, his great mood did not last long. This was because of what Bai Li Hong told him upon his return.
“Teacher was almost killed by Liu Huan?” Duan Ling Tian’s face turned solemn as his eyes flashed fiercely. “That Liu Huan went for Teacher since he can’t do anything to me?”
“Junior brother, I suspect it’s also Liu Huan who approached the Mountainshade Black Market to assassinate you,” Bai Li Hong speculated.
“It’s very likely.” Duan Ling Tian said in his deep voice as he nodded. The fierce gleam in his eyes was still shining brightly.
“Hmph! I thought Liu Huan will behave himself after I confronted him… I didn’t think he would only do so on the surface but became even more ruthless inside! I won’t let him go this time!” Bai Li Hong scoffed coldly as a cold killing intent appeared in his eyes.
Perhaps even Liu Huan did not expect Duan Ling Tian to have such a high place in Bai Li Hong’s heart. It was to the point that Bai Li Hong wanted to kill Liu Huan just because he made an attempt on Fang Hui’s life and suspected he was the culprit behind the Mountainshade Black Market trying to kill Duan Ling Tian.
If Liu Huan knew, he would not have returned to the Moon Illumination Sect after he left Mound Hill City.
“Senior Brother, I would like to deal with this myself,” Duan Ling Tian said with his deep voice. His voice was cold and emotionless.
Liu Huan had crossed the line.
“I understand.” Seeing the determination on Duan Ling Tian’s face, Bai Li Hong knew he had made up his mind so he nodded.
“Also, Fang Hui is currently in the outer court. Do you want to see him?” Bai Li Hong said to Duan Ling Tian.
“Teacher’s here?” Duan Ling Tian’s eyes lit up. He bade farewell to Bai Li Hong immediately and went to the outer court to look for Fang Hui.
When Duan Ling Tian saw Fang Hui once again, he addressed him as Teacher like he normally did.
“You’re Elder Bai Li’s junior brother now, you can’t be calling me teacher anymore… People will think you’re a good-for-nothing if they hear this.” Fang Hui was smiling ear to ear when he saw Duan Ling Tian again.
“I don’t care what they have to say about me. You’re my teacher now, and you’re my teacher forever,” Duan Ling Tian said solemnly.
“The two things that I, Fang Hui, am most proud of is accepting you and Su Qi as disciples,” Fang Hui said, happy.
“Su Qi?” Duan Ling Tian frowned. He had a confused expression on his face.
Did Su Qi not betray his teacher? Why did he say accepting Su Qi as his disciple was something he was proud of?
Naturally, Fang Hui could guess what was going through Duan Ling Tian’s mind when he frowned.
Subsequently, he recounted what happened with Su Qi, his fake betrayal, and his intention to avenge him. He also told him about Su Qi being killed by Liu Huan.
Duan Ling Tian’s heart jolted when he heard Fang Hui’s words. He had no idea Su Qi had done so much for his teacher. At this moment, he was gravely ashamed of himself.
Duan Ling Tian looked toward the west and muttered softly to himself, “Su Qi, please rest in peace in heaven… I’ll avenge you!” He made this promise as a man.
“Teacher, maybe you shouldn’t go back to Mound Hill City… I’ll look for Elder Dong Fang and ask him to give an order for you to stay,” Duan Ling Tian said to Fang Hui.
The Elder Dong Fang he mentioned was, naturally, the Moon Illumination Sect’s Outer Court Grand Elder Dong Fang Quan.
“That’s unnecessary.” Fang Hui rejected Duan Ling Tian’s kindness as he shook his head. “I’ve gotten used to Mound Hill City throughout these years… You don’t have to worry about my safety. I’ll be safe with the people that Elder Bai Li Hong sent to protect me.” Duan Ling Tian nodded and asked subsequently, “Teacher, when do you plan to return to Mound Hill City? I plan to come along as well.”
“I’m here mainly just to see you. I can go back now that we’ve met each other,” Fang Hui said.
“Then let’s leave tomorrow. I’ll come with you,” Duan Ling Tian said after thinking to himself for a moment.
Duan Ling Tian had a plan. He would return to Mound Hill City before going into closed-door cultivation to see the people he had not seen in a long time. He would then return here to go into closed-door cultivation to break through to the Perfection Saint Rudiment Stage.
As soon he broke through to the Perfection Saint Rudiment Stage, he would leave Moon Illumination Sect and head over to Half Moon Island.
“Alright.” Fang Hui immediately agreed.
The next day, there was an extra person following Duan Ling Tian and Fang Hui back to Mound Hill City. It was none other than Bai Li Hong.
Naturally, Bai Li Hong only tagged along because he was concerned about Duan Ling Tian’s safety.
With Bai Li Hong with them, it was only natural their journey was smooth-sailing without any obstacles.
While Duan Ling Tian and Fang Hui made their return to Mound Hill City, Liu Huan had a terrible expression on his face. “What’s wrong with those people from the Mountainshade Black Market? How can they miss such a great opportunity during the Hunting Assessment!”
‘I hope they won’t disappoint me this time.’ Liu Huan was under the impression the people from Mountainshade Black Market did not attack that was why Duan Ling Tian was still alive.
It made one wonder what kind of reaction Liu Huan would have if he found out the Mountainshade Black Market canceled the mission to kill Duan Ling Tian.
Duan Ling Tian felt time flying by quickly during his journey back to Mound Hill City.
The reason for his trip back to Mound Hill City this time was mainly to see his Big Brother Hong Yu and the little girl, Sze Sze.
A few days later, Fang Hui brought Hong Yu and Sze Sze into the City Governor’s Estate when Duan Ling Tian left. Hong Yu whose position had risen was now presented with an opportunity to meet the high officials in Mound Hill City.
He knew it was all due to Duan Ling Tian that he had received such a treatment. Otherwise, something like this would not happen to a city guard like him.
Meanwhile, the little girl, Sze Sze, had great talent in being a Beast Tamer so Duan Ling Tian had spoken to Fang Hui before he left. He wanted Fang Hui to train and cultivate her talent in that aspect.
Naturally, he agreed immediately. He was very fond of this adorable little girl too.
A silhouette appeared in Duan Ling Tian’s head when he left Mound Hill City with Bai Li Hong. It was a young girl who entered the Latent Dragon Camp in the City Governor’s Estate of Mound Hill City with him back then. She was heroic and more than a match for most men.
However, he did not look for her during this trip. All he did was speak to Fang Hui, asking him to take good care of her.
Duan Ling Tian was different now. Fang Hui did not dare to hesitate when responding to his request.
Although he was Duan Ling Tian’s teacher on the surface, he knew very well of how important Duan Ling Tian was to him.
After returning to the sect with Bai Li Hong, Duan Ling Tian went into closed-door cultivation to break through to the Perfection Saint Rudiment Stage!
Naturally, there were many obstacles on each level when it came to raising one’s cultivation base. Therefore, Duan Ling Tian would pause to cultivate the Saint Grace Martial Tactic techniques whenever he encountered obstacles.
As time passed by, Duan Ling Tian who was cultivating on the third level of the Seven Treasures Exquisite Pagoda had already cultivated the Aerolite Shower technique from the Saint Grade Martial Tactic Colossal Aerolite Arrow to its highest level which was the Impeccable Stage.
“The Aerolite Shower is finally at the Impeccable Stage now… Since I’ve achieved this, it means I can officially begin cultivating the only defensive technique in the Colossal Aerolite Arrow, the Colossal Arrow Bell!” Duan Ling Tian was a little emotional. He had been waiting for this moment for a long time after all.
The Colossal Arrow Bell was superior to ordinary Human Rank Saint Grade Martial Tactic’s defensive technique since it was the only defensive technique in the Colossal Aerolite Arrow.
Naturally, it was difficult to cultivate.
After cultivating for a while, Duan Ling Tian finally understood why one must cultivate the Aerolite Shower to the highest level, the Impeccable Stage, before cultivating the Colossal Arrow Bell.
This was because the Colossal Arrow Bell was formed by the Aerolite Shower that had been cultivated to the highest level.
The arrows that were like aerolites would rotate around Duan Ling Tian’s body continuously, creating a tough shield. Although he had just begun to cultivate it, its defensive strength was far superior from ordinary high-level Human Rank Saint Grade Martial Tactic.
Since the Colossal Arrow Bell was the technique Duan Ling Tian had been waiting for a long time for, and its power was remarkable, he cultivated it diligently from the beginning until the end.
However, he did not forget to cultivate his cultivation base as well even though he was diligently cultivating the Colossal Arrow Bell.
Finally, after spending 20 months, which was equivalent to four months outside, on the third level of the Seven Treasures Exquisite Pagoda, Duan Ling Tian finally got over the last obstacle of the Mastery Saint Rudiment Stage and successfully broke through to the Perfection Saint Rudiment Stage.
“I’ve broken through!” Duan Ling Tian opened his eyes after his breakthrough. There was a subtle smile on his face. “It’s time to leave the sect and return to Half Moon Island.”