Chapter 425: Can I Not Marry You?
Translator: KurazyTolanzuraytor Editor: Jay
In the sky above the Groom Search Competition arena outside the City Governor’s Estate, there were two figures standing in the sky behind the clouds and mist.
One of the two was a middle aged man in a crimson red robe with gold edges.
The middle aged man had a firm expression, emitting a dignified disposition as he stood, and it shapelessly brought a type of oppressive feeling to others.
Beside the middle aged man, an old man past 70 stood in the air.
“Interesting, interesting.” The old man in grey clothes had a calm expression, and his muddy eyes abruptly lit up as if he’d noticed something new.
“Elder Kong, you’ve noticed something?” The middle aged man asked curiously.
“Eldest Young Master, perhaps… The destined person of the Young Miss has appeared.” The grey clothed old man spoke slowly with an unfathomable expression.
“Elder Kong, what you mean is…?” The middle aged man’s eyes squinted and had an astounded expression.
In the Groom Search Competition’s arena, the City Governor’s daughter stood there silently.
Whereas although there were many people in the surroundings, most of them came to watch the show, and no one ascended the arena after a long time.
“Let me experience the strength of the City Governor’s daughter!” Along with an explosive shout, a swift figure flashed to ascend to the arena.
This was a young man around the age of 25-26, with a handsome appearance and arrogance mixed between his brows.
“Your age is past the limit… Get down!” The City Governor’s daughter hadn’t even reacted when the azure clothed old woman standing at the side of the arena raised her head indifferently and glanced at the young man.
“I…” The young man opened his mouth, yet he hadn’t finished speaking.
An enormous bang sounded out, and an aged figure had appeared where the young man stood earlier.
In the blink of an eye, everyone present saw that the azure clothed old woman that stood at the side of the arena was suddenly standing at the spot the young man was standing earlier.
As for the young man, he was directly blasted down the arena.
“The Groom Search Competition of my Young Miss is restricted to young talents below the age of 25… Don’t come make a fool of yourself if you’re above 25 years of age. I can discern if your age is over or not with a glance, don’t try your luck.” The old woman spoke slowly with a tone that contained incomparable confidence mixed within.
However, no one present dared doubt what the old woman said.
“So fast!” The eyes of Duan Ling Tian who stood at the side of the arena squinted.
The old woman’s speed was shockingly swift.
Although he was curious of the old woman’s strength, Duan Ling Tian didn’t dare use his Spiritual Force to detect it…
“Could it be that the formidable Spiritual Force from before came from this old woman?” Duan Ling Tian couldn’t refrain from thinking in his heart.
He’d noticed the old woman that stood beside the arena long ago, but he only thought that she was an ordinary servant of the City Governor’s Estate. He had never imagined that the old woman had hid her ability.
“Allow me!” A light footed figure descended into the arena, it was a young man around the age of 23 or 24.
The young man looked at the City Governor’s daughter that stood in the distance, then he stomped on the ground, transforming into a gust of wind as he took the initiative to gain the advantage in the battle.
In the air, 600 ancient mammoth silhouettes condensed into form, then dashed out in a formidable array.
A three foot long blade appeared in the young man’s hand, then his Origin Energy rages as he swept it out horizontally.
Instantly, another 168 ancient mammoth silhouettes appeared beside the 600 ancient mammoth silhouettes…
Fourth level Nascent Soul Stage!
Grade seven spirit weapon!
This sword strike contained the strength of 768 ancient mammoths.
The hearts of the people present couldn’t help but float up to their throats when they saw the young man’s sword about to touch the City Governor’s daughter.
In practically an instant, as if a cool breeze blew past, the City Governor’s daughter had finally made a move. She casually swung her sleeve, and her sleeve instantly expanded, containing roaring Origin Energy as it swept towards the young man.
Without any suspense, the young man and his sword were directly blasted down from the arena.
At the same time, above the City Governor’s daughter, 800 ancient mammoth silhouettes could be vaguely seen…
At this moment, the City Governor’s daughter didn’t utilize a spirit weapon.
“Sixth level of the Nascent Soul Stage!”
“My god! The City Governor’s daughter was really concealing her cultivation, she’s actually a sixth level Nascent Soul Stage martial artist!”
“A 20 year old sixth level Nascent Soul Stage martial artist? There seems to have never been an appearance of a person with such natural talent in the history of our Darkstone Empire, right?”
“Even if it’s throughout the entire Darkhan Dynasty, there are very few monstrous geniuses in the Martial Dao like her.”
The surrounding crowd of spectators were in an uproar, as all of them were shocked by the cultivation displayed by the City Governor’s daughter…
“Sixth level of the Nascent Soul Stage at the age of 20?” A slightly surprised expression appeared on Duan Ling Tian’s face. “Was this City Governor’s daughter really only 20?”
“Hehe… Big Brother Ling Tian, her natural talent seems to be better than yours.” The little gold mouse’s voice transmission entered into Duan Ling Tian’s ears.
Duan Ling Tian’s brows raised, and his eyes contained slight astonishment mixed within…
A sixth level Nascent Soul Stage martial artist at the age of 20.
Solely in terms of cultivation, it was indeed stronger than his.
As for natural talent, Duan Ling Tian neither agreed nor disagreed. His natural talent could be considered as the limit of natural talent for martial artists on Cloud Continent.
Even if the natural talent of the City Governor’s daughter was any higher, it would at most be on par with him.
Whereas his natural talent was only unearthed by the 10,000 Year Stalactite Milk three years ago, so his starting point was much later than the City Governor’s daughter.
After the City Governor’s daughter revealed a cultivation at the sixth level of the Nascent Soul Stage, no one ascended the arena to get a beating anymore.
Time slowly flowed by.
“The Groom Search Competition will officially come to an end in half an hour.” The azure clothed old woman said indifferently.
“Looks like no one is able to defeat the City Governor’s daughter and get the girl.”
“There’s also that Soul Transformation Fruit. Supposedly, one can consume it even if one isn’t an Inscription Master. Once consumed, the soul will obtain a huge advancement, and would even be able to affect comprehension ability to a certain extent.”
The crowd discussed animatedly.
“Big Brother Ling Tian, are you still not going?” The little gold mouse’s voice transmission entered into Duan Ling Tian’s ears.
Duan Ling Tian’s brows raised, then he stomped with his feet to leap up and descend onto the Groom Search Competition’s arena.
For a time, the combination of one man and one mouse attracted the attention of everyone.
“Another person has gone up to seek a beating.”
“It’s even a young man that looks to be 22 at most…”
“Eh, isn’t this young man that person we saw in the restaurant earlier?”
“It seems to be so… That little gold mouse on his shoulder isn’t simple, it’s a formidable demon beast! That Chang Clan Young Master, Chang Hui, had his arm crippled from a single swing of the tail by it.”
“That harmless little gold mouse is actually a Void Prying Stage demon beast?”
In next to no time, along with the explosive revelations of the people who had seen Duan Ling Tian in the restaurant earlier, everyone knew that the little gold mouse that stood on Duan Ling Tian’s shoulder was a demon beast.
“Demon beast?” The azure clothed old woman heard the discussions of the crowd, then she looked at Duan Ling Tian and said indifferently. “The rules of our City Governor’s Estate’s Groom Search Competition is to disallow the usage of any other external sources of strength besides spirit weapons…”
“Squeak squeak~” The little gold mouse brandished her claws and bared her fangs at the old woman when she heard the old woman’s words, then the little gold mouse turned her body around and shook her butt at the azure clothed old woman.
This caused the azure clothed old woman to be stunned.
The surrounding crowd of people were dumbstruck as well.
“This is really a demon beast?”
“It has simply destroyed the lofty image of demon beasts in my heart!”
“This little gold mouse doesn’t look like a demon beast no matter how I look at it… It’s instead like a pet.”
Meanwhile, the beautiful watery eyes of the City Governor’s daughter that had remained motionless all along looked at the little gold mouse by Duan Ling Tian’s side, and her willow shaped brows slightly raised. “What a cute little gold mouse.”
The City Governor’s daughter spoke with a gentle and moving voice that caused one to feel as if bathing in spring breeze.
“Don’t worry, she won’t attack.” Duan Ling Tian nodded to the azure clothed old woman then looked at the City Governor’s daughter and smiled lightly. “May I know Young Miss’ name?”
“Want to know? Then defeat me first.” The City Governor’s daughter looked at Duan Ling Tian and said slowly, her voice was airy, as if it reverberated out from a gorge.
“Hmm?” Duan Ling Tian was stunned, then he nodded and said, “Young Miss… Err… I wonder, can I not marry you if I defeat you? I only want the Soul Transformation Fruit… Is that alright?” When Duan Ling Tian said these words, he felt slightly awkward.
After all, these words were slightly hurtful.
But he had to say it, as the reason he’d ascended the Groom Search Competition’s arena wasn’t the City Governor’s daughter, but the Soul Transformation Fruit.
The Soul Transformation Fruit was too important and too difficult to come by for him.
He wasn’t willing to miss the opportunity.
Along with Duan Ling Tian words entering the ears of everyone, the scene went deathly silent.
After a short moment, the surrounding spectators were in a complete uproar.
“F**k! I didn’t hear wrongly, right? This kid actually said he only wants the Soul Transformation Fruit and not the City Governor’s daughter?”
“Is he mad? Although the Soul Transformation Fruit is difficult to come by, but how is it better than the City Governor’s daughter? Marrying the City Governor’s daughter would mean that he would have the chance to soar into the sky!”
The crowd was in an uproar as they were all shocked by Duan Ling Tian’s words.
Of course, there were also some people that felt Duan Ling Tian was too arrogant and conceited.
“This kid looks to be around the age of 22, but he actually dares speak such arrogant words. Does he really think he can defeat the City Governor’s daughter?”
“Exactly! If he’s unable to defeat the City Governor’s daughter, then what he said now is completely useless.”
“He’s too arrogant!”
High above in the air, the red robed middle aged man couldn’t help but be stunned and had a strange expression. “Elder Kong, I slightly believe it now… Perhaps, he really is the man in Tian Wu’s destiny. He only came for the Soul Transformation Fruit.”
“The temptation of the Soul Transformation Fruit is too strong for an Inscription Master.” Elder Kong nodded. “His Spiritual Force is only a fraction away from stepping into the Void Prying Stage… It’s still the first time that I’ve seen a little fellow at such a young age possess such a formidable Spiritual Force.”
“Elder Kong seems to be extremely interested in him?” The red robed middle aged man laughed.
Elder Kong didn’t reply, yet his eyes that flickered with bright lights were sufficient to reveal his thoughts.
In the Groom Search Competition’s arena.
“Kid, aren’t you ashamed for talking big!?” The azure clothed old woman’s face sank, and her fierce gaze swept towards Duan Ling Tian. “If you’re here to make trouble, then get down!”
Duan Ling Tian was slightly embarrassed.
People can’t even speak the truth in this age?
“If you want the Soul Transformation Fruit, then it will depend on if you have the ability!” The City Governor’s daughter let out a shout in a gentle voice.