Chapter 422: Darkstone Empire
Translator: KurazyTolanzuraytor Editor: Jay
“Hehe… Big Brother Ling Tian, you’re awake?” The little gold mouse’s figure flashed to descend onto the knee of the violet clothed young man, then she raised her little head to look at Duan Ling Tian as she send a voice transmission. “Eh, Big Brother Ling Tian, you seem to be slightly different…”
“Yes, I’ve broken through.” The violet clothed young man, Duan Ling Tian, nodded with a smile.
Exactly, he’d broken through!
Officially broken through to the fifth level of the Nascent Soul Stage!
“Little Gold, where are we now?” Duan Ling Tian asked the little gold mouse.
The little gold mouse shook her small head, then sent a voice transmission. “I don’t know.”
“Don’t know?” The corners of Duan Ling Tian’s mouth twitched then he looked towards the Sun Eagle beneath him and blew a whistle, making the Sun Eagle descend.
Instantly, the Sun Eagle’s figure shook, then plunged in descent.
The Sun Eagle carried Duan Ling Tian and the little gold mouse, seeming to transform into an arrow that had left the bow as it swiftly tore through the sky.
Duan Ling Tian looked down upon the ground, and only then did he notice that he was in the sky above a desolate mountain and plains.
“What place is this?” Duan Ling Tian had a bewildered expression, then he muttered to himself. “At the beginning, Sun Eagle headed all the way north…”
“Little Gold, how long have I cultivated for?” Duan Ling Tian looked at the little gold mouse as he asked.
“20 days…” The little gold mouse replied via voice transmission.
“So long? No wonder I’m feeling slightly hungry.” Duan Ling Tian rubbed his thin and dry stomach, then asked the Sun Eagle to descend into the desolate mountain and plains.
Duan Ling Tian started a fire on the spot after hunting a few wild beasts.
Subsequently, he started roasting the meat.
The fragrance of meat quickly suffused into the air, causing Duan Ling Tian to be unable to wait for the moment he could savor it.
Duan Ling Tian withdrew a spirit sword and slashed a few times on the thick and heavy meat before sprinkling some ordinary seasonings…
Instantly, fragrance assaulted them.
“Sun Eagle, you worked the hardest amongst the three of us, so you eat this piece first.” Duan Ling Tian passed the meat in his hand to the Sun Eagle.
However, in next to no time, Duan Ling Tian noticed that the jade green eyes of the little gold mouse was glaring at the Sun Eagle…
Whereas although the Sun Eagle coveted the roasted meat in Duan Ling Tian’s hand, yet it didn’t dare make the slightest movement even after a long time, as if it was extremely afraid that the little gold mouse would pounce over and roast it as well.
“Little fellow, you’re really overbearing… Here, eat it!” Duan Ling Tian was slightly helpless and passed the roasted meat in his hand to the little gold mouse.
The little gold mouse glanced at the Sun Eagle once more, with an experience as if she was saying ‘at least you’re sensible,’ then she received the roasted meat and started nibbling.
Duan Ling Tian continued to roast meat.
When he and Sun Eagle had filled their bellies, the night sky had already slowly descended.
“We’ll spend the night here tonight, and leave early in the morning.” Duan Ling Tian said to the little gold mouse, then he asked the Sun Eagle to conceal itself high above in the sky, and he himself casually found a large withered tree before laying down atop the enormous tree trunk.
The little gold mouse leaped up onto a nearby tree trunk and fell asleep before long.
The moon was bright and the stars were few, the gentle moonlight poured down to envelop Duan Ling Tian.
“It’s already been three months since I left the Seven Star Sword Sect… According to my knowledge, the Darkstone Empire seems to be north of the Ancient City of Everlast. If the Sun Eagle flew north all the way for 20 days, then wouldn’t it mean that the ground beneath my feet already belongs to the domain of the Darkstone Empire?” Duan Ling Tian gazed at the bright moon that hung in the sky as he thought in his heart.
The moon tonight was especially round.
In his previous life, the mid-autumn festival was completely meaningless to him who was an orphan… Because, he didn’t have any family members to reunite with.
In this lifetime, it was different.
He had a mother that doted on him, and two fiancées that he cherished like his life…
“Unknowingly, it has already been three years since leaving the Crimson Sky Kingdom. I wonder how mother is now?” After Duan Ling Tian recalled the mother of his current lifetime, Li Rou, his thoughts were beyond control after they occurred.
“The two year agreement with the Zither Young Master is in nine months… I’ll bring Ke Er and Little Fei on a trip back to the Crimson Sky Kingdom after fulfilling this two year agreement.” Duan Ling Tian set a plan in his heart.
His thoughts drifted, and unknowingly, Duan Ling Tian had fallen into a deep sleep.
At dawn the next day, they departed once again.
The Sun Eagle flew for five days consecutively, yet still hadn’t flown out of the desolate area.
“Too slow, too slow!” In the end, the little gold mouse was completely impatient and she sent a voice transmission to Duan Ling Tian. “Big Brother Ling Tian, this fellow’s speed is too slow… I’ll fly you.”
“Okay.” Duan Ling Tian nodded, as the speed of Little Gold far surpassed the Sun Eagle by more than 10 times!
Presumably, it wouldn’t be long before they would be able to leave this desolate area.
The little gold mouse stood mid air and instantly enlarged, like a three meter tall hill.
Duan Ling Tian followed momentum and descended onto the back of the little gold mouse.
Right when Duan Ling Tian intended to call over the Sun Eagle, the little gold mouse turned around and looked at the Sun Eagle, and flowing lights revolved within her jade green eyes…
Duan Ling Tian understood that Little Gold ought to be communicating with the Sun Eagle.
In the end, he first saw a wisp of terror appear in the sharp eyes of the Sun Eagle, then the Sun Eagle glanced at him before spreading out its wings before turning around and flying towards the way it came.
“Hmm?” Duan Ling Tian was stunned. “Little Gold, what did you say to the Sun Eagle?”
“Hehe… Big Brother Ling Tian, I asked him to go home. Otherwise, I’ll make a stew out of him.” The little gold mouse squinted as her voice transmission entered Duan Ling Tian’s ears, causing Duan Ling Tian’s face to freeze.
The voice that was pleasing to the ear like a young girl’s voice revealed the tone of a little devil…
“Little Gold, you chased the Sun Eagle back to the primeval forest, so in the future, I’ll be relying on you to give me a ride.” Duan Ling Tian smiled.
If the little gold mouse was willing to give him a ride, then the efficiency wasn’t just slightly higher.
“Hmph! Hmph! So be it! It’s better than allowing that fellow to ascend my back. I’m a Jade-eyed Heavenly Mouse, a descendant of a Saint Beast. How could I be reduced to the mount for a mixed-haired bird!?” The little gold mouse’s voice transmission was filled with arrogance.
“Descendant of a Saint Beast?” Duan Ling Tian was surprised when he heard the little gold mouse.
He’d searched through the entire memories of the Rebirth Martial Emperor, yet there wasn’t any recording related to descendants of Saint Beasts…
In other words, even the Rebirth Martial Emperor had never heard of descendants of Saint Beasts!
“Yeah, after I overcame the Six-Nine Heavenly Tribulation that day, a lot of inherited information awoke within my mind… Our Jade-eyes Heavenly Mouse family are descendants of Saint Beasts! Our bloodline is noble and transcends above the myriad of demon beasts.” The little gold mouse replied via voice transmission.
“Looks like there are many things within Cloud Continent that even existences at the level of the Rebirth Martial Emperor didn’t know.” Duan Ling Tian sighed with emotion.
The Rebirth Martial Emperor had experienced two lifetimes after all, but even then, he actually had never heard of descendants of Saint Beasts.
He could imagine how mysterious those Saint Beasts were.
“Saint Beast… I can tell it isn’t an ordinary beast just from how it’s called.” Duan Ling Tian thought in his heart, then he asked the little gold mouse about the Saint Beasts.
Unexpectedly, even the little gold mouse herself didn’t know.
She only knew that her Jade-eyed Heavenly Mouse family was a descendant of Saint Beasts…
As for what Saint Beasts were, she knew completely nothing.
“Big Brother Ling Tian, I’m going to speed up!” The little gold mouse’s voice transmission entered into Duan Ling Tian’s ears, causing him to shudder and hurriedly stabilize his figure.
In the next moment, the little gold mouse sped up to the limit, seeming to transform into a gold light that flashed past the horizon.
Everywhere the gold light passed, over 1,000 ancient mammoth silhouettes dashed out following it, and a narrow and long path in the sky was opened up between the clouds and mist that covered the sky…
The path in the sky gradually closed and didn’t leave any traces behind.
“Truly efficient.” Duan Ling Tian lay on the fluffy back of the little gold mouse, feeling incredibly comfortable as if laying on the sofa from his previous life.
Although the little gold mouse’s speed didn’t increase to the limit, it was still almost ten time faster than the Sun Eagle’s full speed, and it saved him quite a lot of time.
“Big Brother Ling Tian, there’s a city ahead, let’s go look for a restaurant to eat.” The little gold mouse had carried Duan Ling Tian and flown for half a day, she seemed as if she’d made a discovery and her body that was like a small hill plunged downwards as she sent a voice transmission to Duan Ling Tian.
Duan Ling Tian lowered his head to look down towards the ground.
Indeed, on the ground ahead, an extremely ordinary city stood there, like an oasis in the desert that was especially conspicuous.
“You little gluttonous mouse, go down.” Duan Ling Tian shook his head and smiled.
“Hehe… Okay.” The little gold mouse replied via voice transmission, then her body that was like a small hill descended within a luxuriant forest outside the city.
Duan Ling Tian left the back of the little gold mouse that was spacious like the ground, and his body flashed before steadily descending onto the ground.
The little gold mouse’s enormous body abruptly shrunk and once again transformed into a tiny little thing that flashed to stand on Duan Ling Tian’s shoulder.
Duan Ling Tian walked swiftly forward towards the distant city.
This city occupied a vast area that wasn’t inferior to the Ancient City of Everlast.
Duan Ling Tian entered the city, observing streams of people flow on the large streets in the city and wagons forming long lines like dragons that never stopped flowing…
“Squeak squeak~” The little gold mouse was unwilling to hide under Duan Ling Tian’s sleeve and she stood on Duan Ling Tian’s shoulder as she curiously sized up everything before her.
The pair of one man one mouse, although stranger, didn’t attract the attention of others.
Duan Ling Tian noticed as well that there was no lack of martial artists that brought along fierce beasts amongst the passing pedestrians.
In next to no time, Duan Ling Tian saw a restaurant appear ahead, and his gaze lit up. “Little Gold, let’s go eat in this restaurant.”
“Okay, okay.” The little gold mouse’s voice transmission entered into Duan Ling Tian’s ears, as she was extremely excited.
Duan Ling Tian entered the restaurant and he could see that the restaurant was almost fully seated.
Fortunately, a table of customers had just finished eating nearby Duan Ling Tian, and they stood up and left.
“My luck isn’t bad.” Duan Ling Tian’s eyes lit up.
Whereas the little gold mouse that stood atop his shoulder directly flashed out instead and descended onto the table.
Right when Duan Ling Tian wasn’t even a step away from the table before him.
“Haha… My luck isn’t bad, there just happens to be an empty table.” A rather sharp voice sounded out, and something flashed before Duan Ling Tian’s eyes, then he saw a young man who possessed a skinny figure that was like a bag of bones had beat him to it and sat before the table.
Duan Ling Tian stopped his footstep and frowned slightly.