Chapter 323: Tearless Night
Translator: KurazyTolanzuraytor Editor: Jay
Zheng Fan’s laughter was unrestrained and carefree.
It was also mixed with traces of inexplicable excitement…
Duan Ling Tian was naturally clear of why Zheng Fan was excited.
Otherwise, he wouldn’t have congratulated Zheng Fan earlier.
“Duan Ling Tian, you’re able discern what had occurred to me just now?” Finally, Zheng Fan suppressed the wild joy in his heart, then looked at Duan Ling Tian with eyes that flickered with a sheen of wisdom, as he wanted to see through Duan Ling Tian.
Duan Ling Tian lightly smiled, “Congratulations Peak Master for comprehending the Concept of Saber, and broke through to the Void Initiation Stage in one go!”
He was naturally able to discern what had occurred to Zheng Fan earlier.
The words he said allowed Zheng Fan to be enlightened.
Although it was only a small matter in life, but it was a like a knot in Zheng Fan’s heart.
Perhaps, even Zheng Fan himself never realized that just because of this knot in his heart, it had trapped him, causing him to be unable to comprehend the Concept of Saber for so long, and was unable to break through to the Void Initiation Stage!
According to the memories of Rebirth Martial Emperor, Duan Ling Tian understood that if one wanted to break through to the Void Initiation Stage, then besides requiring a cultivation at the ninth level of the Void Prying Stage, one must also have sufficient comprehension ability…
Only when one made their Force transform into Concept would a ninth level Origin Core Stage expert be able to break through to the Void Initiation Stage!
This was the iron law of Cloud Continent!
So, this was also the main reason why a Void Initiation expert couldn’t be fostered directly using treasures of heaven and earth.
It was precisely because of this that Duan Ling Tian repudiated that the mysterious yellow clothed young girl, Han Xue Nai, was a Void Initiation Stage expert that day.
In his eyes and the eyes of the formed Rebirth Martial Emperor, even if the comprehension ability of a 15 or 16 year old girl was any higher or any more heaven defying, it would still be impossible for her to comprehend Concept.
“Duan Ling Tian, I’ve still underestimated you.” Zheng Fan deeply glanced at Duan Ling Tian, his gaze of wisdom seemed as if able to see through everything. “A person like you who came from a small kingdom under the Azure Forest Imperial Kingdom is actually able to know of Concept as well? Looks like you really aren’t simple.”
Duan Ling Tian’s brows knit, and glanced at Zheng Fan with a slightly surprised gaze. “Peak Master, you seem to know me rather well.”
He didn’t feel it to be strange that Zheng Fan knew that he came from a kingdom that was subordinate to the Azure Forest Imperial Kingdom.
As half a year ago when he had just entered the Seven Star Sword Sect, he had spoken of this matter in front of Lu Qiu and the group of new disciples.
So, there was surely many people within the Seven Star Sword Sect who now knew of his background.
“Duan Ling Tian, no matter what, if it wasn’t for you today, it would be impossible for me to have broken through this bottleneck that has persisted for many years… I, Zheng Fan, owe you a favor.” Zheng Fan looked at Duan Ling Tian and his face went serious as he promised.
He deeply knew that if it wasn’t for Duan Ling Tian awakening him to the truth, it would be impossible for him to directly break through.
This favor was extremely huge.
Heavy like Mount Tai.
A wisp of joy appeared on Duan Ling Tian’s face when he heard Zheng Fan, and he didn’t refuse. “Then I’ll thank Peak Master first.”
After today, the person before him would not only be the Peak Master of Mizar Peak.
He was also a formidable Void Initiation Stage expert!
A Void Initiation Expert…
Even in the entire Seven Star Sword Sect, it was still something that could be counted with the fingers on one’s hand, and it was the absolute pills of the Seven Star Sword Sect.
A promise from a Void Initiation Stage expert couldn’t be measured with money.
Zheng Fan’s promise was undoubtedly a great trump card to Duan Ling Tian.
Zheng Fan nodded, and his eyes sized up Duan Ling Tian with interest, then asked. “Duan Ling Tian, if I intend to take you as a disciple, would you be willing to take me as your master?”
As soon as Zheng Fan finished speaking, Duan Ling Tian was stunned.
No matter what, he had never imagined that Zheng Fan would suddenly say this…
Ask him to acknowledge a master?
Zheng Fan thought Duan Ling Tian was hesitant when he saw Duan Ling Tian being stunned, then continued. “If you take me as your master, I’m willing to bestow this Tearless Night to you as a meeting gift…”
As he spoke, a narrow saber that was thin as a cicada’s wing appeared in Zheng Fan’s hand.
The narrow saber was dark violet in color, like a specter in the night, flickering with strands of awe-inspiring coldness…
It was precisely the grade six spirit saber Zheng Fan carried around with him everywhere.
In the Azure Forest Imperial Kingdom, a grade six spirit weapon was an extremely valuable thing.
There were quite a few grade six alchemists in the Azure Forest Imperial Kingdom, but grade six weapons craftsmen could be counted on one’s fingers.
Meanwhile, Duan Ling Tian recovered from his shock.
Grade six spirit weapon?
Truthfully speaking, he was really not interested in this grade six spirit saber.
He was already a seventh level Origin Core Stage martial artist now, and was able to condense grade seven weapon flame, and was a grade seven weapons craftsman.
Once he broke through to the Nascent Soul Stage, he would be able to condense a grade six weapon flame.
And become a grade six weapons craftsman!
At that time, he himself would be able to refine a grade six spirit weapon.
“Peak Master, everyone in the Seven Star Sword Sect uses swords… I never expected that you used a saber.” Duan Ling Tian glanced at the grade six spirit saber in Zheng Fan’s hand, Tearless Night, and lightly smiled.
Zheng Fan lightly stroked the blade of Tearless Night, and his gaze became slightly misty. After a long time, he sighed. “I and my wife discovered this grade six spirit saber deep within the primeval forest all those years ago… At that time, I still wasn’t the Peak Master of Mizar Peak.”
“At that time, this grade six spirit saber was within the lair of a formidable Nascent Soul Stage fierce beast. I originally intended to give up, but for the sake of allowing me to pass the test and become the inheritor of the Mizar Peak’s Peak Master, she insisted on going to get this grade six spirit saber.”
“In the end…. For the sake of this grade six spirit saber, she was killed by that fierce beast.”
Even though Zheng Fan spoke calmly, but Duan Ling Tian was still able to feel traces of melancholy within his voice.
“She was one of the outstanding members of Alkaid Peak, with natural talent and strength not inferior to me… In my entire life, what I regret the most was not stopping her that time, and instead accompanied her to do such an insane thing.”
As he finished speaking, his figure lightly trembled and had a slight sense of loss. “Later on, that Nascent Soul Stage fierce beast was killed by me with this grade six spirit saber! Before she died, she named this grade six spirit saber… Tearless Night.
“Night, is the name of this saber… As for Tearless, I understand in my heart that she wanted me and Song not to shed tears for her.”
“Later on, relying on the 40% amplification of strength provided by this grade six spirit saber, I easily passed the Mizar Peak’s Peak Master’s inheritors test, and was fostered by the previous generations Mizar Peak’s Master, then controlled Mizar Peak later on.
“In fact, everything I have now was something she gave me.”
As Zheng Fan spoke, his eyes became slightly wet.
Grade six spirit saber that provided an amplification of 40%?
Duan Ling Tian’s eyes squinted.
Even though once he broke through to the Nascent Soul Stage and became a grade six weapons craftsman, he would also be able to refine a grade six spirit weapon that provided a 40% amplification…
But that was because he’d inherited all the memories of the Rebirth Martial Emperor who was a Royal Grade Weapons Craftsman!
He could imagine how the weapons craftsman that refined this grade six spirit saber was extraordinary.
But at the same time he was shocked in his heart, Duan Ling Tian could deeply feel the love Zheng Fan’s wife had for him…
For the sake of her husband’s future, she would not spare any cost.
Even her own life!
The string deep within his heart was stirred.
Zheng Fan’s wife was worthy of respect!
“Later on… For the sake of this Tearless Night, I started to abandon the sword and train in the saber, changing to cultivate saber skills.” Zheng Fan let out a breath of air, then looked at Duan Ling Tian as he forced a trace of a smile on his face. “If you’re willing to become my disciples, I presume my wife would agree to me bestowing this Tearless Night that has extraordinary meaning to you.”
“Peak Master.” Duan Ling Tian shook his head. “I’m sorry, I don’t have any intentions of taking a master now… As for this Tearless Night, it has an extraordinary meaning to you, you should keep it properly.”
Zheng Fan didn’t speak, and seriously looked at Duan Ling Tian.
Duan Ling Tian looked back in his eyes, with a firm and unchanging gaze.
He’s inherited the lifetime’s worth of memories of Rebirth Martial Emperor, and was same as having inherited the pride of the Rebirth Martial Emperor…
The pride of the Rebirth Martial Emperor caused him to be bound to not take someone weaker than the Rebirth Martial Emperor as his master!
After a long time, Zheng Fan seemed to be able to perceive Duan Ling Tian’s resolution, and he nodded. “Never mind, everyone has their own aspirations… Even if you really take me as your master, I probably don’t have anything to teach you.”
As he finished speaking, Zheng Fan didn’t insist.
“Peak Master, then I’ll take my leave first.” Duan Ling Tian lightly smiled to Zheng Fan, then his figure flashed to leap off the pavilion and firmly descend onto the ground.
Zheng Fan stood before the pavilion, and looked at Duan Ling Tian’s figure with a complicated gaze. “What sort of person is he actually? Able to behave so composed when faced with a super top quality grade six spirit sword that’s able to provide an amplification of 40%… This kid will surely be extraordinary in the future! Truly the fortune of my Seven Star Sword Sect.”
Meanwhile, Lu Qiu who was originally waiting for Duan Ling Tian saw Duan Ling Tian appear, and he bid his farewell to Zheng Song who was beside him before walking towards Duan Ling Tian.
Duan Ling Tian and Lu Qiu walked shoulder to shoulder, and continued up Dubhe Peak.
Zheng Fan came back to his senses when he saw Duan Ling Tian’s figure disappear into the distance, and he sighed.
He and Duan Ling Tian were bound to not have the fate of being master and disciple.
“Father.” Meanwhile, Zheng Song arrived at the pavilion, and asked. “Did he agree?”
Obviously, Zheng Song knew of Zheng Fan’s intentions.
Zheng Fan shook his head. “No.”
“No?” Zheng Song was stunned. “That Duan Ling Tian is really so arrogant? Even Father, the Peak Master of Mizar Peak condescending yourself to take him as your Personal Disciple, and he still refused?”
“It’s far more than that.” The corners of Zheng Fan’s mouth curled into a bitter smile. “I even took out Tearless Night that your mother left for me… But he seemed to not be willing to even spare a glance.”
Zheng Song’s pupils constricted, as he never expected that for the sake of Duan Ling Tian, his father would even take out this grade six spirit saber that had extraordinary meaning.
And what he never expected even more was that when faced with the temptation of a grade six spirit saber, Duan Ling Tian actually wasn’t moved!
Such composure was truly shocking.
After all, even in the entire Seven Star Sword Sect, the grade six spirit saber in his father’s possession could only be compared to by the grade five spirit sword in the Sect Leader’s possession… in terms of the amplification ability.
The grade six spirit swords in the possession of the other Peak Masters and even Guardian Elders were far inferior from the grade six spirit saber in his father’s possession, the Tearless Night!
“Father, I heard your laughter earlier, why did you laugh?” Zheng Song looked at Zheng Fan with a wondering expression.