Chapter 438: Strange Brand
Translator: KurazyTolanzuraytor Editor: Jay
“I wonder if Little Gold is able to awaken the inheritance related to the mysterious soul skills after her soul strengthens from the consumption of the Nether Soul Fruit.” Through the memories of the Rebirth Martial Emperor, Duan Ling Tian found out that once the descendant of a Jade-eyed Heavenly Mouse matured to a certain extent, it would receive the corresponding inheritance of the Jade-eyed Heavenly Mouse family.
Amongst it included the mysterious soul skill.
“A soul skill was a type of ability to launch an attack with the Spiritual Force, and it’s impossible to guard against it… The soul skill of a demon beast is ordinarily executed through an inherited soul brand, and even if a human martial artist knew the method of utilizing the inherited soul skill of a demon beast, the human would be unable to execute it.” After Duan Ling Tian found out about all this from the memories of the Rebirth Martial Emperor, he couldn’t help but sigh.
After all, a thought had emerged earlier that once the little gold mouse’s memories related to the inherited soul skill was awoken, he would ask the little gold mouse to pass down the soul skill to him.
In that way, he would be able to execute soul skills by relying on his Spiritual Force as well!
But unfortunately, his imagination was fine, yet reality was brutal.
As his thoughts spun, Duan Ling Tian left the underwater passageway and returned to the Soulcleanse Pool.
Right when he started swimming upwards and arrived at the upper portion of the Soulcleanse Pool, he sensed an incomparably strong Spiritual Force sweep over…
“Elder Kong!” Duan Ling Tian guessed who the owner of the strong Spiritual Force was at the first possible moment.
When Duan Ling Tian leaped out of the Soulcleanse Pool, Feng Wu Dao, Feng Tian Wu, and Elder Kong were already waiting there.
“Big Brother Duan!” At this moment, Feng Tian Wu had already removed the veil on her face and revealed her peerless appearance, but at this moment, she seemed to be slightly lost. “I’m sorry… I didn’t take good care of Little Gold, I don’t know where Little Gold has gone.”
Duan Ling Tian was curious earlier as to why Feng Tian Wu would reveal such an expression, and not when he heard what she said, he couldn’t help but shake his head and smile. “The little fellow is here.”
Duan Ling Tian stretched his hand out to grab the little gold mouse.
Earlier, while he swam his way up, he’d fastened the little gold mouse that had fallen into a deep slumber on the belt behind him.
“Little Gold!” Feng Tian Wu saw the little gold mouse and her peerlessly beautiful appearance recovered its spirits. But when she saw the little gold mouse wasn’t moving at all, she had a worried expression. “Big Brother Duan, what’s wrong with Little Gold?”
“She’s fine, she’d only sleeping.” Duan Ling Tian slightly gnashed his teeth with hatred when he recalled the reason the little gold mouse had fallen asleep.
“City Governor, Elder Kong… Why are the two of you here?” The inscription formation outside the Soulcleanse Pool closing up was within Duan Ling Tian’s expectations.
The appearance of the little gold mouse had already exceeded his expectations, and Feng Wu Dao’s group of three being within the Soulcleanse Pool exceeded his expectations even more.
“It’s because Wu saw the little gold mouse run in and followed it in… I and Elder Kong were worried for her, so we follow her in as well. You don’t know anxious this little girl was when she noticed that she’d lost any trace of this little gold mouse…” As Feng Wu Dao spoke, he glanced deeply at Duan Ling Tian.
“Tian Wu.” Duan Ling Tian looked at Feng Tian Wu and his heart lightly trembled, and his face revealed a slight smile. “I’m sorry for making you worry.”
“Big Brother Duan, it’s alright as long as you and Little Gold are fine.” Feng Tian Wu shook her head, and she revealed a smile that could overturn every living being. “Right, Big Brother Duan, where did you and Little Gold go? I, my Father, and Grandpa Kong searched the entire Soulcleanse Pool but didn’t notice a trace of either of you.”
Feng Wu Dao and Elder Kong looked at Duan Ling Tian with tacit understanding as well.
Duan Ling Tian slowly said, “There’s a concealed underwater passageway beneath the Soulcleanse Pool, and it leads to a fully sealed abode… I spent these two days within that abode. There seems to have been someone who once stayed within that abode, but it was covered in dust. According to my estimations, the owner of that abode is very likely the Inscription Master that placed the inscription formation over the Soulcleanse Pool.”
As soon as Duan Ling Tian finished speaking, both Feng Wu Dao and Elder Kong were moved.
“Brother Duan, you said there’s an underwater passageway beneath the Soulcleanse Pool that leads to the abode of the Inscription master that left behind this inscription formation?” Elder Kong looked at Duan Ling Tian with an excited expression.
As an Inscription Master, he was naturally able to discern the profundity of the inscription formation that enveloped the Soulcleanse Pool. Nine inscriptions interconnected and complementing each other was something only an Inscription Master with a soul at the Void Transformation Stage was able to set up.
Whereas now, the abode of that Inscription Master was right before his eyes?
“It’s only my guess and it might not actually be him.” Duan Ling Tian naturally was able to guess the reason Elder Kong was excited.
“You spent these two days within the abode and ought to have discovered something, right?” Feng Wu Dao looked at Duan Ling Tian with a burning gaze.
“It can be considered like that.” Duan Ling Tian smiled bitterly, and it attracted the attention of Feng Wu Dao and Elder Kong.
Duan Ling Tian glanced helplessly at the little gold mouse in his hand when faced with the stares of the three people, and said slowly, “Three days ago, after I entered the Soulcleanse Pool, I went to search for the source of the spirit energy in the Soulcleanse Pool… In the end, I discovered the underwater passageway. Later on, I entered into the abode and discovered a Nether Soul Fruit within it!”
“Nether Soul Fruit?” Feng Tian Wu had no reaction to what Duan Ling Tian said, but Feng Wu Dao and Elder Kong’s faces were instantly filled with shock.
Especially Elder Kong.
An Inscription master at his level possessed a formidable soul, and even a Soul Transformation Fruit had an extremely limited assistance to improving his soul…
However, the Nether Soul Fruit was a valuable spirit fruit that transcended the Soul Transformation Fruit.
Even if he consumed it, it would at least be able to improve his soul by two to three levels.
“You… consumed the Nether Soul Fruit?” Elder Kong stared blankly at Duan Ling Tian, a bright light flashed within his muddy eyes, and his eyes were filled with envy.
Subsequently, Feng Tian Wu found out about the preciousness of the Nether Soul Fruit from Feng Wu Dao, and she looked at Duan Ling Tian as she said with a light smile, “Congratulations Big Brother Duan.”
“I didn’t consume the Nether Soul Fruit.” Duan Ling Tian shook his head, and at the same time, he couldn’t help but glare at the little gold mouse that was in deep sleep in his hand.
Feng Wu Dao’s group of three looked at Duan Ling Tian with a puzzled expression.
“Three days ago, I discovered the Nether Soul Fruit…” Duan Ling Tian sighed and spoke of the sequence of events.
All this wasn’t a secret.
After they finished listening to Duan Ling Tian, the gazes of Feng Wu Dao’s group of three simultaneously descended onto the little gold mouse in Duan Ling Tian’s hand, and their gaze were filled with astonishment.
“A reckless waste of heaven’s gifts! A reckless waste of heaven’s gifts!” Feng Wu Dao couldn’t help but shake his head and sigh with emotion. “If I knew earlier that this little fellow would steal your fortuitous encounters, I ought to have kept an eye on her since the beginning and not let her charge in.”
“Big Brother Duan, I’m sorry. It’s I who didn’t look after Little Gold properly and caused her to eat the spirit fruit you wanted to consume.” Feng Tian Wu had an apologetic expression, and she seemed delicate and touching with tears that were about to flow down.
“There’s no harm.” Duan Ling Tian smiled indifferently, then rubbed the little gold mouse in his hand. “Little Gold consuming the Nether Soul Fruit can be considered to be a fortune of hers.”
“Brother Duan is really magnanimous, it’s truly admirable,” Elder Kong couldn’t but say, then his gaze lit up. “Brother Duan…”
“Elder Kong, if you’re interested in the abode that seems to be left behind by the Inscription Master, then I’ll take you over to have a look.” Before Elder Kong could finish, Duan Ling Tian interrupted him, then placed the little gold mouse at the side before his body flashed, once again entering the Soulcleanse Pool.
This time, not only Elder Kong followed, even Feng Wu Dao and Feng Tian Wu followed as well.
“This underwater passageway is actually concealed beneath the aquatic plants… No wonder I didn’t notice it at all. When I searched with my Spiritual Force earlier, I intentionally avoided these aquatic plants, but I never imagined that the thing I didn’t care about the most actually concealed something.” When he saw Duan Ling Tian pull open the aquatic plants and enter the underwater passageway, Elder Kong sent a voice transmission to Duan Ling Tian.
Duan Ling Tian’s brows raised, it was because he was careful that day, otherwise, he would have missed this underwater passageway like Elder Kong.
Finally, under Duan Ling Tian’s lead, Elder Kong, Feng Wu Dao, and Feng Tian Wu arrived within the abode.
At the beginning, Duan Ling Tian felt that Elder Kong was doing something useless.
“Brother Duan, come and look quickly!” Elder Kong’s exclamation in surprise entered into Duan Ling Tian’s ears, and at the same time, it alerted both Feng Wu Dao and Feng Tian Wu.
The three of them walked over.
They saw the along with Elder Kong raising his hand to pat the walls on the side of the abode, and as the dust on the walls fell down, dense words appeared before their eyes.
“This is… Experience in the art of inscriptions?” Duan Ling Tian took a rough look and discerned what was recorded in the words on the wall, and it was the lifetime worth of experience left behind by an Inscription Master.
“Looks like it’s exactly as Brother Duan guessed, this abode was left behind by the great Inscription Master that set up the inscription formation over the Soulcleanse Pool… This great Inscription Master was a Void Transformation Stage expert!” Elder Kong looked at the words on the wall and he seemed as if he’d lost his soul as he muttered.
The words on the wall were all the lifetime worth of experience that the Void Transformation Stage Inscription Master had left behind, and to an Inscription Master, it was a supreme treasure.
But to Duan Ling Tian, it wasn’t worth mentioning.
“The inscription experiences left behind by that Inscription Master is completely unable to compare with the inscription experiences left behind by the Rebirth Martial Emperor! These inscription experiences might be useful to Elder Kong, but they’re of no use to me.” Duan Ling Tian only took a few glances at the inscription experiences on the wall before turning around from lack of interest, and he started examining the surroundings.
Earlier, he really didn’t notice those words on the wall.
“There’re more here.” Feng Tian Wu’s voice sounded out, and only now did Duan Ling Tian notice that the wall on the other side was similarly fully inscribed with dense words.
“Eh, what’s this?” Originally, Duan Ling Tian similarly didn’t have the slightest interest towards the words on the wall on the other side, but Feng Tian Wu’s low exclaim still attracted his attention.
Duan Ling Tian walked over.
“Big Brother Duan, look at this… Is this an inscription?” Feng Tian Wu pointed at a part of the wall as she said to Duan Ling Tian.
Duan Ling Tian glanced over.
On the wall, besides the portion of dense words related to the experiences in the Dao of inscriptions, there was a strange brand behind a layer of light dust.
This brand didn’t seems as if it was inscribed onto the wall.
A wisp of gold light seemed to be hidden behind the dust….
“It’s slightly like an inscriptions, but seems not to be…” Under his curiosity, Duan Ling Tian stretched out his hand, intending to wipe off the dust on the brand.