Chapter 348: Solitary Summit
Translator: KurazyTolanzuraytor Editor: Jay
“Scoundrel.” Li Fei looked at Duan Ling Tian and traces of shock appeared on her beautiful face. “I heard from Big Sister Wang Qiong that Big Brother Zhang is extremely formidable… She only smiled and shook her head when I asked her if Big Brother Zhang is a Nascent Soul Stage martial artist. Could it be that Big Brother Zhang is a Void Stage expert?”
Nascent Soul Stage martial artist?
Duan Ling Tian shook his head and smiled, “Little Fei has really underestimated Zhang Shou Yong.”
“Little Fei, I can only say that the cultivation of that Big Brother Zhang is something even Xiong Quan felt himself to be inferior to,” Duan Ling Tian slowly said to Li Fei.
“What?!” Li Fei’s beautiful face had a shocked expression when she heard Duan Ling Tian.
She knew Xiong Quan’s cultivation.
The seventh level of the Void Prying Stage!
Even amongst Void Prying Stage martial artists, he could still be considered as one of the top.
After being dumbstruck for a short moment, Li Fei looked at Xiong Quan, seeming to want to get further confirmation from Xiong Quan…
It wasn’t that she didn’t believe Duan Ling Tian, but that matter was too shocking.
Li Fei only completely confirmed it when she saw Xiong Quan nod, and she had a shocked expression as she muttered. “Big Brother Zhang’s cultivation as actually more formidable than Xiong Quan? Then wouldn’t that mean that Big Brother Zhang is an expert that has surpassed the seventh level of the Void Prying Stage?”
Gradually, Li Fei’s eyes emitted a trace of jealousy.
She was jealous of Wang Qiong!
Wang Qiong was a woman, a woman that couldn’t even cultivate. So, being able to possess unreserved love of such an outstanding man was undoubtedly a type of luck, a type of happiness.
From the beginning until the end, that outstanding man had always showered her with tender love, and was even willing to give everything up and bring her along to this remote Ancient City of Everlast to open a restaurant. All for the sake of helping her to realize the dreams she’d had all along…
Duan Ling Tian took Li Fei’s hand in an overbearing manner as he asked with a smile. “What? My Little Fei is jealous of others? Do you think I’m not as good as Big Brother Zhang?”
Li Fei’s beautiful face flushed red and she lightly grunted. “You philanderer… Big Brother Zhang is much more faithful than you.”
“It can’t be helped, you’ve already gone down the wrong path and you can’t escape anymore.” Duan Ling Tian laughed slyly as he pinched Li Fei’s palm. He then brought Li Fei who glanced at him with embarrassment to take a stroll in the ancient city’s night market.
As the city with the largest trade area of the Azure Forest Imperial Kingdom, the night market of the Ancient City of Everlast was extremely bustling.
It was to the extent that when Duan Ling Tian and Li Fei passed some places, they were occasionally able to see some people come into conflict due to some small matters and it frequently ended with a slaughter…
However, the pedestrians that passed by all looked on indifferently, as they seemed to be accustomed to all this and weren’t surprised by it.
“It’s truly a chaotic no man’s land.” Duan Ling Tian couldn’t help but sigh with emotion.
“Scoundrel, let’s return.” Li Fei’s beautiful brows lightly frowned as she was slightly not accustomed to this.
She was different to Duan Ling Tian after all.
No matter what, Duan Ling Tian had crawled out from mountains of corpses and seas of blood during his previous life as a mercenary, so not only would he not be disgusted by all this, he would even feel it was slightly cordial.
“Okay.” Duan Ling Tian noticed the slightly ghastly pale face of Li Fei’s under the veil, and he nodded before pulling Li Fei’s hand to turn around and return to the inn.
Xiong Quan followed closely behind Duan Ling Tian and Li Fei, and vigilantly observed their surroundings…
Once someone dared to try harm Duan Ling Tian and Li Fei, he would make a move at the first possible moment to kill that person!
Protecting the safety of the Young Master and the people by the Young Master’s side is the reason for his existence.
When they returned to Drainpool Inn, Duan Ling Tian noticed that the actions of the beautiful manager hadn’t changed this entire time, and she was still staring at the slovenly young man in the opposite restaurant with an infatuated gaze.
Duan Ling Tian shook his head, then took Li Fei’s hand and brought her back to their room.
“Little Fei, since you’re not accustomed to this place, we’ll head to the Solitary Summit to look for Shangguan Yan tomorrow, and we’ll leave after we complete the task the Young Sect Leader of the Boundless Sect entrusted to me,” Duan Ling Tian said to Li Fei.
Li Fei lightly nodded and she quickly fell onto the bed and entered a deep slumber.
Duan Ling Tian’s heart ached slightly as he gazed at Li Fei’s exhausted face. He lightly stroked Li Fei’s beautiful face that was as smooth as jade with eyes that were filled with tender love.
At dawn the next day, Duan Ling Tian’s group of three were prepared to leave.
“Let’s go bid farewell to Big Sister Wang Qiong and Big Brother Zhang,” Li Fei said to Duan Ling Tian before they had even left the inn.
Duan Ling Tian nodded.
However, when they left the inn, bathing under the fresh morning air, they instead noticed that the Eternal Jade Restaurant hadn’t opened yet, and Duan Ling Tian shook his head and smiled. “Looks like we got up too early.”
“Then we’ll come bid our farewells on the way back before leaving.” Li Fei suggested.
Duan Ling Tian agreed, then he and Li Fei spurred their horses to ride into the distance.
Xiong Quan followed closely behind like a shadow.
After they left the Ancient City of Everlast, Duan Ling Tian’s group of three headed towards the Solitary Summit.
The Solitary Summit stood in the distance, and it was even more majestic than the Seven Star Sword Sect’s main peak, Dubhe Peak.
The Solitary Summit looked to be extremely near, but when Duan Ling Tian’s group of three galloped at full force, it was already an hour later when they finally arrived at the foot of Solitary Summit.
The mountain path on Solitary Summit was spacious and extremely flat, thus it was completely possible to ascend the mountain with a horse.
Duan Ling Tian’s group of three spurred their horses up Solitary Summit.
All along the way, there were a few buildings everywhere on the mountainside of Solitary Summit, they were either houses made of wood or bricks, or luxurious buildings that were like palaces.
“The Solitary Summit is so huge, finding Shangguan Yan here is like looking for a needle in a haystack…” Asking people all along the way, yet not obtaining even the slightest information relating to Shangguan Yan caused Duan Ling Tian they be unable to refrain from revealing a bitter smile as he felt that this was a difficult mission.
“I thought that we would be directly able to find Shangguan Yan once we arrived at Solitary Summit, but I never expected that utterly no one knows him.” Li Fei’s beautiful brows frowned and she was slightly vexed.
“The Solitary Summit is so huge, it isn’t strange that they don’t know Shangguan Yan… Let’s continue up the mountain and see if we can find out any information about Shangguan Yan,” Duan Ling Tian slowly said as he spurred his horse forward.
Finally, when they arrived near the peak of Solitary Summit, Duan Ling Tian’s group of three found some information about Shangguan Yan.
“You’re looking for Shangguan Yan?” An old man with a sturdy figure and stubble that covered his entire face was looking at Duan Ling Tian’s group of three as he glared with his fierce eyes. “Who are all of you to him?”
“Senior, we’re people from the Boundless Sect,” Duan Ling Tian lightly smiled as he said to the old man.
Relying on his acute Spiritual Force and the experiences of Rebirth Martial Emperor, he was able to discern that this old man was a ninth level Void Prying Stage expert.
The old man’s strength wasn’t inferior to the Peak Master of Megrez Peak, Wu Dao.
“Boundless Sect?” When the old man heard Duan Ling Tian, he pondered for a moment before muttering. “This sect, it’s like I’ve heard it somewhere… Right, that old goat Shangguan Yan once said the sect he used to be in was called Boundless Sect!”
Finally, the old man reacted to what Duan Ling Tian had told him, then he looked at Duan Ling Tian’s group of three and asked. “All of you are Shangguan Yan’s later generation disciples?”
Later generation disciples?
The corners of Duan Ling Tian’s mouth twitched, yet he still nodded. “Exactly, Shangguan Yan is precisely the ancestor of our Boundless Sect… Senior, we’re looking for him because of an urgent matter, do you know where he cultivates on Solitary Summit?” As he finished speaking, Duan Ling Tian looked at the old man in anticipation.
Unexpectedly, the old man shook his head. “I’m afraid all of you have come here for nothing. That Shangguan Yan left Solitary Summit around eight years ago… I originally thought he missed his disciples and had returned to Boundless Sect. Now it would seem that it isn’t so.”
What the old man said caused Duan Ling Tian’s face to freeze.
Shangguan Yan already left Solitary Summit around eight years ago?
Eight years ago…
At that time, the Boundless Sect hadn’t encountered disaster yet.
Whereas the Boundless Sect’s Young Sect Leader thought that Shangguan Yan was at Solitary Summit. In other words, Shangguan Yan didn’t return to Boundless Sect.
“We’ve really come here for nothing.” Duan Ling Tian’s mouth curled into a bitter smile as he shook his head.
Shangguan Yan had left Solitary Summit and had gone missing.
The Azure Forest Imperial Kingdom was extremely huge, not to mention him, even the Rebirth Martial Emperor at his peak strength might not be able to find Shangguan Yan under the conditions that he didn’t possess any clues.
“Thank you Senior,” Duan Ling Tian said to the old man then left with Li Fei and Xiong Quan.
“Xiong Quan, according to your knowledge, where else would Shangguan Yan go besides the Solitary Summit?” Duan Ling Tian held on the last strand of hope as he asked Xiong Quan.
Xiong Quan smiled bitterly. “Young Master, even I don’t know.”
Although Xiong Quan was the Guardian Elder of the Boundless Sect, he only entered Boundless Sect later on and had never met Shangguan Yan.
Duan Ling Tian nodded.
He knew that wanting to find Shangguan Yan now was like finding a needle in a haystack.
He could only temporarily put this matter down.
“Go!” Duan Ling Tian’s group of three spurred their horses along the spacious and flat mountain path to head down Solitary Summit.
Xiong Quan spurred his horse to follow closely behind the other two, like a shadow.
As the saying goes, it’s easier to go downhill than uphill, and this was absolutely true.
Duan Ling Tian’s group of three had only spent half the time they took to go up the mountain when they arrived at the foot of the mountain…
This was also after the time they used to inquire about Shangguan Yan all along their way up was removed.
“Scoundrel, let’s go bid our farewells to Big Brother Zhang and Big Sister Wang Qiong.” Li Fei lightly smiled to Duan Ling Tian, and even though her face was covered in a veil, it was still delicate and attractive.
“Okay.” Duan Ling Tian’s eyes emitted a wisp of affection as he lightly nodded.
“Go!” Right at this moment, an explosive shout sounded out from afar.
A blue clothed young man whipped his Ferghana Horse as he swiftly dashed towards Solitary Summit…
Behind the young man, an old man followed close behind.
“Let’s go.” Duan Ling Tian slightly swept the blue clothed young man with his gaze, then called out to Li Fei and Xiong Quan, intending to leave Solitary Summit.
Right at this moment.
Duan Ling Tian noticed that when the blue clothed young man was just about to pass them and enter Solitary Summit, he seemed to have noticed something and suddenly pulled on his horse’s reins, forcefully making his Ferghana Horse stop.
Along with a wave of fluttering dust, the Ferghana Horse below the young man stopped.
When Duan Ling Tian saw the gaze that was revealed from within the blue clothed young man’s eyes, his face sank.
That was a gaze of brazen lust…