Chapter 1559: Rong Yuan! Ku Mi!
Translator: EndlessFantasy Translation Editor: EndlessFantasy Translation
After killing Tai Wu, taking his Spatial Ring, and destroying his body to get rid of all the evidence, Duan Ling Tian immediately left the forest that was destroyed by Tai Wu.
Currently, the most important thing for him was to find a secluded place to recuperate and build his strength.
As for the other matters, he would make a decision once he had regained his True Energy and Spiritual Energy.
The group of Moon Illumination Sect’s Saint Stage powerhouses, including Sect Leader Jiang Wei, had been pursuing and searching for Duan Ling Tian for more than ten days. In the end, their efforts were all in vain, and they returned to the Moon Illumination Sect in disappointment.
When they returned to the Moon Illumination Sect, Jiang Wei heard that Bai Li Hong had already escaped with the others. He instantly flew into a rage.
He was not stupid. The first thought that popped up in his mind was the Vice Sect Leaders must have let Bai Li Hong go.
However, what could he do even if he knew the truth?
Could he sentence them to death or kick them out of the Moon Illumination Sect?
The Vice Sect Leaders were all at the Imminent Saint Stage, and all of them were the backbone of the Moon Illumination Sect. Moreover, they might break through to the Saint Stage at any given time. It was because Jiang Wei could not do anything at all even though he was furious
The reason the Vice Sect Leaders of Moon Illumination Sect dared to make their own decisions and let Bai Li Hong go was also due to this.
No matter what, Moon Illumination Sect’s Qian Kong was dead, and Bai Li Hong was now gone. Along with the loss of the peerless genius, Duan Ling Tian, the sect had suffered an immeasurable loss.
Due to this reason, Sect Leader Jiang Wei was in a bad mood for a time.
Although he did not continue and pursue Duan Ling Tian, it did not mean that he had given up. He had secretly sent out elders whom he trusted to search for him.
“If the Moon Illumination Sect manages to obtain that sword, it’s not impossible for the sect to rise up to the top of the nine sects in one fell swoop.” When he remembered the mysterious and precious sword Duan Ling Tian used to kill Qian Kong, he felt enthusiastic immediately.
He must obtain that sword!
Meanwhile, Duan Ling Tian was hiding in a secluded place and cultivating on the third floor of the Seven Treasures Exquisite Pagoda.
More than ten days had passed outside, and a month had passed on the third level of the Seven Treasures Exquisite Pagoda. The True Energy in Duan Ling Tian’s body had also almost fully recovered while his Spiritual Energy was fully recovered.
He did not stop cultivating because he was strengthening his cultivation base at the Paramount Saint Rudiment Stage.
His breakthrough to the Paramount Saint Rudiment Stage was done in haste so his cultivation was not completely stable. He had seized the opportunity to stabilize it.
After he had strengthened his cultivation base, he would return to the Moon Illumination Sect. His heart was filled with worries for Bai Li Hong, his family, and friends.
Although he was worried, he did not think the Moon Illumination Sect would sentence them to death since it would bring the sect more harm than good.
In his opinion, as a seventh-rate force, the Moon Illumination Sect would not do such a foolish thing.
When Duan Ling Tian was strengthening his cultivation base at the Paramount Saint Rudiment Stage, the Azure Cloud Mansion far away was in chaos as well.
A rapid figure landed like the wind on the islands that were hovering in the sky.
When the rows of black-armored guards patrolling the islands in the sky saw the figure slowing down, they came to a halt and bowed respectfully.
This Elder Rong was an old man. He was dressed in a grey robe, and he had white brows and hair and a ruddy complexion. The aura he exuded was similar to a sage.
However, his expression was grave at this moment.
After he nodded indifferently at the black-armored guards he encountered, his body flashed as he increased his speed. Soon after, he entered the most splendid building on the sky islands.
“Lord Mansion Master!” Soon after, the old man saw the Mansion Master of the Azure Cloud Mansion, Duan Ru Feng.
“Elder Rong, why are you in such a hurry? Has something happened?” Duan Ru Feng asked.
The old man had followed him for many years. He was the only one responsible for collecting intelligence. Unless something had happened, it was unlikely he would come looking for him in such a hurry.
“Mansion Master, if my memory is right, Young Master’s name is Duan Ling Tian, right?” The old man asked after taking a deep breath.
“That’s right.” Duan Ru Feng nodded before asking joyfully, “What? Elder Ku has brought Tian’er back already?”
“No.” Facing the joyous Duan Ru Feng, the old man merely shook his head and smiled wryly before he continued to say, “I’ve received news that the dragon clan is now secretly searching for a young man called Duan Ling Tian…It’s said that this is an order personally issued by the Clan Leader of the dragon clan. Moreover, a portrait has also been circulating in the dragon clan’s intelligence department. This is copied by my underling, and I can see this person resembles you a little. Due to this reason, I suspect the person the dragon clan is looking for is Young Mansion Master!” The old man raised his hand and took out a portrait before passing it to Duan Ru Feng.
Duan Ru Feng flattened the portrait and took a look. His gaze froze immediately. With just a glance, he knew the man in the portrait was his son, Duan Ling Tian.
“What’s going on? My son’s still on the Mortal Continent. How could he possibly have offended the dragon clan?” Duan Ru Feng’s face was slightly grave.
He had to be cautious since this matter concerned the dragon clan.
Although his Azure Cloud Mansion did not fear the dragon clan at all, he could not help but worry about his son’s safety since it was obvious they were not looking for his son to have a cup of tea.
“I feel puzzled as well. By right, Young Mansion Master should be on Mortal Continent… Besides, Mansion Master, you said you’ve left a voice transmission jade slip for Young Mansion Master, and you even had Ku Mi, that old fella, wait for him at the southern border of the Dao Martial Saint Land. If he has left the Mortal Continent, he should’ve gone to look for Ku Mi. However, up until now, there’s no news.” The old man was the chief overseer of Azure Cloud Mansion’s intelligence department. He could be considered as Duan Ru Feng’s eyes and ears in the Dao Martial Saint Land.
He would know immediately if there was any disturbance or trouble in the Dao Martial Saint Land.
Naturally, he was not bothered with those small inconspicuous sects at all.
“Something must have gone wrong,” Duan Ru Feng’s eyes gleamed before he said in his deep voice, “Rong Yuan, I plan to make a trip back to Cloud Continent. Later, inform the madam and tell her I’m going out to oversee some matter. Remember not to say anything about this to Madam. I’m afraid she’ll be worried.”
Rong Yuan, apart from being the chief overseer of Azure Cloud Mansion’s intelligence department, was also Duan Ru Feng’s right arm. After hearing Duan Ru Feng’s words, he quickly responded respectfully, “Yes!”
Duan Ru Feng, on the other hand, immediately left the Azure Cloud Mansion after giving out his order.
He left on his own without bringing anyone else. His destination was none other than the southern district of the Dao Martial Saint Land.
“Lord Mansion Master?” Ku Mi who had been waiting at the southern region by the shoreline of the Dao Martial Saint Land did not expect the Lord Mansion Master to make a personal visit. He was extremely shocked.
When Duan Ru Feng saw the old man dressed entirely in a grey robe, he said expressionlessly, “Ku Mi, follow me to Cloud Continent.”
The moment he finished speaking, he immediately left for Cloud Continent. The old man did not dare to slack and instantly followed him.
Although this old man was also dressed entirely in grey like Rong Yuan, compared to Rong Yuan’s sage-like appearance, he was the extreme opposite. He emitted a chilling aura as though he was a ghost. Apart from that, he was also holding a cane.
If Han Xue Nai was here, she would be able to recognize in one glance that this old man was the person who blocked her way when she brought the group of men from the Greenwave Han Mansion to leave the Dao Martial Saint Land from the southern side in a mighty formation.
With just his strength alone, the old man managed to block the powerhouses from the Greenwave Han Mansion.
Moreover, even Mu Yi, the strongest powerhouse beside her was also very respectful to the old man.
During the journey, Duan Ru Feng said, “Ku Mi, Rong Yuan brought back news saying the dragon clan is looking for my son.”
Although his tone was calm, Ku Mi could still sense the coldness in his voice.
“Young Mansion Master? Isn’t Young Mansion Master still on Cloud Continent?” Upon hearing that, Ku Mi’s emotion was stirred as well.
“You’ve been waiting here for a long time. Did you encounter anything out of the ordinary? Did any powerhouse leave the Dao Martial Saint Land and head in the Cloud Continent’s direction?” Duan Ru Feng asked.
“There was indeed a group of people who went south two days ago,” Ku Mi replied after a moment of silence, “They’re from the Greenwave Han Mansion, but they did not go to Cloud Continent… They searched for a long time in the sea region as though they were looking for someone. However, they didn’t find what they were looking for.”
“Have you seen anybody from the dragon clan?” Duan Ru Feng asked again.
“Anyone from the dragon clan?” When Ku Mi heard his words, his heart clenched a little before he replied, “A year ago, Di Jue, the Five-clawed Golden Dragon from the dragon clan, did pass by, and I spoke to him a little. According to him, he was heading to an island a distance away from Cloud Continent. He had just returned from there not long ago. Although he was smiling, it seemed as though he was feeling defeated.”
“This must be it. It must have something to do with Di Jue!” When Duan Ru Feng heard this, his face turned grave immediately.
The instant Ku Mi heard his words, he seemed to have guessed something. His expression changed drastically at once. “Mansion Master, I’ve been careless. If something really happened to Young Mansion Master because of Di Jue, I, Ku Mi, will kill Di Jue even if I die in the dragon clan’s hands!” Ku Mi’s words were said coldly.
“There’s no point in saying all these now. The most important thing is to head to Cloud Continent to learn more about the situation… Since the dragon clan is looking for my son, I’m sure my son is safe at the moment.” When Duan Ru Feng thought of this, he heaved a sigh of relief.
Moreover, after he recalled the Old Prophet’s words, he put his heart to rest again.