Chapter 381: The Weirdo, Sword Young Master
Translator: KurazyTolanzuraytor Editor: Jay
As the Grand Roc followed behind the Demonic Lotusblade Sect elder, his wings that were like clouds that covered the sky flapped abruptly.
Instantly, the Grand Roc passed the elder, whistling through the air as he plunged downwards, and everywhere he passed causing sounds of air exploding to continuously rise and fall.
Duan Ling Tian was able to notice that the Demonic Lotusblade Sect Elder was swept away by the strong winds caused by the Grand Roc’s wings, and he was in an extremely sorry state…
“Elder Peng wouldn’t have done it intentionally, right?” Duan Ling Tian glanced at the Grand Roc beneath him as he thought in his heart.
The Grand Roc sent Duan Ling Tian’s group to an empty piece of land before nodded to Linghu Jin Hong, then he unfolded his wings and flew up into the sky, concealing himself within the sky and vanishing behind the clouds and mist.
Meanwhile, the Demonic Lotusblade Sect Elder had finally descended nearby to Duan Ling Tian’s group.
Even though he was taught a lesson by the Grand Roc, the Demonic Lotusblade Sect Elder only dared be furious, but not voice it out, and he slightly respectfully lead their group that was led by Linghu Jin Hong into the gorge within the gorge…
“This is the inner gorge of the Demonic Lotusblade Sect, and is similar to the main peak, Dubhe Peak, of our Seven Star Sword Sect. It’s the location of the Spirit Points in the Demonic Lotusblade Sect, and the higher-ups and inner court disciples of the Demonic Lotusblade Sect usually cultivate here.” Zheng Fan introduced the place to Duan Ling Tian and the others of the younger generations.
They walked all the way into the inner gorge.
The scene before Duan Ling Tian abruptly became brighter. He could see some buildings standing at various locations, and even saw quite a few Demonic Lotusblade Sect disciples continuously flowing within them…
Some of the Demonic Lotusblade Sect disciples that noticed their group couldn’t help but stop and look.
“It’s members of the Seven Star Sword Sect?”
“It ought to be, those four young men are wearing the Seven Star Sword Sect’s inner court disciple’s attire… Eh, that young man looks to only be 21 or 22, he wouldn’t be participating in the Martial Competition this time as well, right?”
“It’s impossible… Being able to become a Seven Star Sword Sect inner court disciple at such a young age, he can already be considered to be of outstanding natural talent. But if he wants to participate in the Martial Competition, then he’s still too green.”
“Indeed. So long as one is a disciple of the five great sects and is not above 30 years old, then one may participate in the Martial Competition of the five great sects. There’s no lack of existences at the fourth or fifth level of the Nascent Soul Stage amongst the participants. Just like our Demonic Lotusblade Sect’s Senior Brother Long Yun who is ranked number five amongst the five great young masters. Now, his cultivation is only a step away from breaking through to the seventh level of the Origin Core Stage!”
“This Seven Star Sword Sect inner court disciple probably came with his seniors to join to watch the battles.”
Under the lead of the Demonic Lotusblade Sect Elder, Duan Ling Tian’s group walked all the way towards the inner parts of the gorge. Everywhere they passed, they could clearly head the Demonic Lotusblade Sect disciples whispering in discussion.
Saber Young Master, Long Yun.
He hasn’t broken through to the seventh level of the Nascent Soul Stage?
A bright light flashed within Duan Ling Tian’s eyes.
The gaze of the Demonic Lotusblade Sect Elder that led the way had descended onto Duan Ling Tian repeatedly, as he was rather surprised that Duan Ling Tian was able to become a Seven Star Sword Sect inner court disciple at such an age.
“Sect Leader Linghu, looks like a young genius has appeared in your sect again.” The Demonic Lotusblade Sect Elder said to Linghu Jin Hong, yet his words were noncommittal.
As far as he was concerned, although being able to become a Seven Star Sword Sect inner court disciple at such an age wasn’t bad, but in terms of natural talent, it wasn’t worth mentioning when compared with his Demonic Lotusblade Sect’s Saber Young Master, Long Yun.
After all, their Demonic Lotusblade Sect’s Saber Young Master, Long Yun, had stepped into the seventh level of the Origin Core Stage at the age of 20 and became an inner court disciple.
As far as he was concerned, this young man would at most be an existence at the seventh or eighth level of the Origin Core Stage.
“You have a good eye.” Linghu Jin Hong replied indifferently.
Disdain arose in the heart of the elder when he heard Linghu Jin Hong, but he didn’t show it on the surface.
Before long, the elder had brought Duan Ling Tian’s group to arrive within the central building in the inner gorge, and the Demonic Lotusblade Sect disciples here had become scarce.
“You, come here.” The Demonic Lotusblade Sect Elder called out to one of the passing disciples, then instructed indifferently. “You, take the four young geniuses of the Seven Star Sword Sect to the Martial Competition Courtyard.”
As he spoke, he looked at Duan Ling Tian, Zheng Song, Huang Ji, and Meng Qiu.
“Yes.” The Demonic Lotusblade Sect disciples hurriedly replied respectfully.
Duan Ling Tian’s group of four didn’t leave and they all looked at the Sect Leader, Linghu Jin Hong.
“Presently, all the young geniuses of the four great sects, including our Demonic Lotusblade Sect, are already waiting in the Martial Competition Courtyard. All of you can go over and rest first… A while later, the higher-ups of the five great sects will go over together and announce the beginning of the Martial Competition.” The Demonic Lotusblade Sect Elder lightly smiled to Duan Ling Tian’s group of four, then looked at Linghu Jin Hong as he made a gesture with his hand. “Sect Leader Linghu, Peak Masters, our Sect Leader has been awaiting your arrival for a long time, please.”
“Go.” Linghu Jin Hong nodded to Duan Ling Tian’s group of four, then he followed the Demonic Lotusblade Sect Elder to leave with Zheng Fan and Ke Zhen.
After they obtained the permission of Linghu Jin Hong, Duan Ling Tian’s group of four followed behind the Demonic Lotusblade Sect disciples and headed towards another direction.
On the way, Duan Ling Tian found out from Zheng Song.
Not only was there a Martial Competition Courtyard established within the inner gorge of the Demonic Lotusblade Sect, even their Seven Star Sword Sect’s Dubhe Peak had one.
The Martial Competition Courtyard was a place especially prepared for the Martial Competition of the five great sects.
The Martial Competition was held every three years and each of the five great sects took turns to host it, and every sect would have a turn after every 18 years…
This time, it was the Demonic Lotusblade Sect’s turn.
Through the introduction from Zheng Song, Duan Ling Tian obtained a certain level of understanding of the other three sects within the five great sects.
The other three great sects were respectively the Origin Convergence Sect, Mountain Split Sect, and Snow Moon Sect.
In next to no time, the Demonic Lotusblade Sect disciple brought Duan Ling Tian’s group into a spacious courtyard.
After they entered the courtyard, a spacious, even ground entered their eyes where numerous pergolas were established in the surroundings.
Presently, there were people within four of the pergolas.
The people that sat within were all young people, and the oldest wasn’t above 30 years of age.
“These people are the disciples of the other four great sects that are participating in the Martial Competition?” Duan Ling Tian casually swept these people with his gaze as he said to himself.
“Senior Brothers, all of you can choose any pergola to have a short rest, and the Martial Competition will begin once the Sect Leader and the others arrive.” The Demonic Lotusblade Sect disciple told Duan Ling Tian’s group before directly leaving.
Duan Ling Tian’s group of four walked over to a nearby pergola.
“The people of the Seven Star Sword Sect have arrived!” In next to no time, some people with sharp eyes had noticed Duan Ling Tian’s group of four.
“Looks like the Seven Star Sword Sect has really declined, one of their four spots is actually occupied by a little kid that seems to be a little over 20.” Someone couldn’t refrain from sighing.
Duan Ling Tian’s group of four sat down within the pergola, and there were already pre-prepared refreshments and tea within it.
Duan Ling Tian’s gaze flashed past the other four pergolas one by one.
He noticed that within every pergola sat four young people who wore uniform attire.
There was one pergola which actually had a young woman sitting within.
Most shocking of all was the three young men by the young woman’s side seemed to be slightly reverent towards the young woman, and this caused Duan Ling Tian to be unable to help from being stunned.
“That’s the Snow Moon Sect’s genius disciple, Liu Yue, who’s also one of the figures within the Azure Forest Imperial Kingdom’s younger generation that possesses a natural talent that is only inferior to the five great young masters… Even though she’s a woman, if it came to a battle, she wasn’t inferior to a man in the slightest and she’s an extremely dangerous figure.” Zheng Song noticed the direction of Duan Ling Tian’s gaze and he explained in a low voice.
Duan Ling Tian nodded.
This Liu Yue was around 27 or 28 years old, and although her appearance was ordinary, her strength was shocking.
Sixth level of the Nascent Soul Stage!
“She’s a woman but she’s actually stronger than the Seven Star Sword Sect’s Sect Leader’s personal disciple, Huang Ji…” Presently, Duan Ling Tian was able to understand Linghu Jin Hong’s feelings.
If the Seven Star Sword Sect continued on like this, then it would sooner or later be destroyed in the hands of the younger generation.
“That’s the Saber Young Master, Long Yun.” Along with Zheng Song speaking, Duan Ling Tian’s gaze shot into the distance.
Within a pergola in the distance, a young man around the age of 26 who held a sheathed broad saber in his embrace silently sat there with his eyes closed, seeming to turn a deaf ear to everything in his surroundings.
The three young men by his side didn’t even dare take a heavy breath, as they were extremely afraid they would disturb the former.
“Saber Young Master, Long Yun?” Duan Ling Tian nodded.
Relying on his acute Spiritual Force and the lifetime worth of experience from the Rebirth Martial Emperor, Duan Ling Tian was able to determine the exact cultivation of this Saber Young Master…
“Only half a step away from breaking through to the seventh level of the Nascent Soul Stage! This Saber Young Master seems to have encountered a bottleneck that’s difficult to charge through.” With a single glance, Duan Ling Tian was able to discern the Saber Young Master’s level of cultivation.
“Within the Martial Competition this time, the Saber Young Master, Long Yun, and Liu Yue are the strongest.” Zheng Song continued.
Duan Ling Tian asked curiously. “Isn’t there another one of the five great young masters that is from one of the five great sects? Hasn’t that person come?”
Zheng Song smiled as he said, “Junior Brother Duan Ling Tian, there’s something you do not know… The person you spoke of is the person that’s ranked fourth amongst the five great young masters, and people call him Sword Young Master. This Sword Young Master is a weirdo amongst weirdos.”
“What do you mean?” Duan Ling Tian became interested.
“The Sword Young Master is from the Origin Convergence Sect, and he’s fond of romance… Allegedly, since that Sword Young Master left the Origin Convergence Sect two years ago, he’s been unwilling to leave the largest cabaret in the Imperial City all day long. He was never able to recover after this and shut himself away from the world… Truly as the saying goes, a hero cannot defeat his love for women.” When Zheng Song introduced the Sword Young Master, he had a strange expression on his face.
“This Sword Young Master is truly a genuine person.” Duan Ling Tian laughed, as he could perceive the Sword Young Master’s unrestrained disposition. “Right, since he’s from the Origin Convergence Sect, could it be that the people from the Origin Convergence Sect didn’t care about him?”
“The people from the Origin Convergence Sect were unable to care about him.” Zheng Song shook his head and laughed. “At the beginning, a few elders of the Origin Convergence Sect wanted to capture him back to the sect, but as a result he directly said — If all of you dare to f**cking touch this Young Master, then I’ll f**cking tell the whole world that I’ve separated myself from the Origin Convergence Sect from today onwards!”
“For a time, the Origin Convergence Sect’s Elders were completely helpless.”