Chapter 487: Arriving At Black Wind City Again
Translator: KurazyTolanzuraytor Editor: Jay
“I’m sorry, I don’t intend to work together and open the Sword Monarch’s Treasure with all of you for now,” Duan Ling Tian said indifferently.
His voice was transmitted through the Voice Transmission Inscription on the jade sword.
From the owner of the sonorous voice, Duan Ling Tian found out that the other eight jade swords already respectively belonged to someone.
Moreover, the owners of these jade swords were mostly not from the Azure Forest Imperial Kingdom.
“Why?” This time, when the sonorous voice sounded out once more. There wasn’t happy excitement, but only bewilderment and puzzlement in his voice.
“I want to know the cultivation of the other eight of you?” Duan Ling Tian asked.
Meanwhile, the sonorous voice went silent for a moment before continuing. “Looks like you aren’t confident of your cultivation, Brother… Actually, in the entire Empire, the cultivation of the eight of us can’t be considered to be strong, and it’s even to the extent that there are three others who are like you and come from an Imperial Kingdom. The strongest amongst us is at the sixth level of the Void Initiation Stage and the weakest is at the fourth level of the Void Initiation Stage.”
Fourth level of the Void Initiation Stage?
Sixth level of the Void Initiation Stage?
Duan Ling Tian’s pupils couldn’t help but constrict.
It looked like the strengths of the owners of the other eight jade swords were far superior to him and Little Gold.
“Brother, if you’re worried that we’d seize your jade sword… You can first conceal the jade sword at a place only you know of and no one else is able to find! At that time, you can first meet us, and we’re willing to establish a vow with the Nine-Nine Heavenly Tribulation to absolutely not scheme for the jade sword in your possession or do anything that is harmful to you.” The sonorous voice contained slight anxiousness, and it wished for nothing more than for Duan Ling Tian to appear before him and open the Sword Monarch’s Treasure with him.
“Nine-Nine Heavenly Tribulation? What you said is quite a good choice…” Duan Ling Tian replied.
“Then Brother, you…” The owners of the sonorous voice seemed to have heard of a turn for the better in Duan Ling Tian’s words and was slightly excited.
“I’m sorry, I still refuse! Even if all of you don’t seize my jade sword, and won’t do anything harmful to me… But if I enter the Sword Monarch’s Treasure with my current cultivation, then even if I encounter any treasure, I’m afraid I’ll be unable to fight with all of you for it. Moreover, who knows if there’s any danger within the Sword Monarch’s Treasure?” Duan Ling Tian said indifferently, “So, before my cultivation advances to the Void Initiation Stage, I won’t consider working together with all of you to open the Sword Monarch’s Treasure… I’ll contact all of you again once I break through to the Void Initiation Stage.” Duan Ling Tian’s tone was resolute and decisive.
After he finished speaking, he didn’t wait for the owner of the sonorous voice to reply before withdrawing the Origin Energy that had fused with the Voice Transmission Inscription in the jade sword, and stopped the communication with that person.
“No matter what, this Sword Monarch’s Treasure is a turning point for me… I hope that I can obtain some gains in the Sword Monarch’s Treasure before the Martial Competition of the Ten Dynasties begins, so that I can become eminent in the martial competition and officially step onto the stage that is the Foreign Lands!” Duan Ling Tian’s eyes lit up as if he saw his own bright future.
His two fiancées were there as well.
The Foreign Lands was the true stage for the martial artists of Cloud Continent. The experts there were numerous like the clouds and it caused one’s blood to boil.
Duan Ling Tian anticipated it extremely.
After Duan Ling Tian returned home with the little gold mouse, he went to see his mother and deadbeat dad. “Mother, Father… I intend to leave the Crimson Sky Kingdom in a few days and return to the Azure Forest Imperial Kingdom.”
When they heard Duan Ling Tian wanted to leave, no matter if it was Duan Ru Feng or Li Rou, they both weren’t surprised.
After all, Duan Ling Tian was a member of a sect in the Azure Forest Imperial Kingdom now, he’d only returned this time to visit his loved ones and would go back sooner or later.
“Tian, bring Ke Er and Fei home to see mother when you’re free,” said Li Rou to Duan Ling Tian.
“Of course.” Duan Ling Tian nodded.
“Besides that, remember to bid farewell to Lan and Yao before you leave.” Li Rou added.
“Okay.” Duan Ling Tian replied.
In the following days, Duan Ling Tian went to look for Xiao Lan and Princess Bi Yao to bid his farewells.
The two girls were naturally extremely reluctant when Duan Ling Tian wanted to leave, but they knew that Duan Ling Tian would leave sooner or later.
They were unable to make him stay.
The goddess was inclined, yet the king was heartless.
Subsequently, Duan Ling Tian successively went to see Xiao Yu and Xiao Xun. They had a meal together before he bid farewell to the two.
After that, Duan Ling Tian went to the Duan Clan and Paladin Academy to successively bid his farewells to the Duan Clan members and the deans of Paladin Academy…
Later on, Duan Ling Tian went to the Divine Might Marquis Estate and entered the Imperial Palace with the Divine Might Marquis to obtain the proof of recommendation that the Azure Forest Imperial Kingdom distributed to the Crimson Sky Kingdom’s Imperial Family from the Emperor.
With this proof, Duan Ling Tian could rely on it to enter the Dragon and Phoenix Academy at the Azure Forest Imperial Kingdom’s Imperial City, and become a member of the Dragon and Phoenix Academy.
“Dragon and Phoenix Academy?” A few days ago at the Divine Might Marquis Estate, Duan Ling Tian had heard the Divine Might Marquis mention the Dragon and Phoenix Academy.
However, when he was at the Seven Star Sword Sect, he’d never heard of the Dragon and Phoenix Academy.
“Your Majesty, this Dragon and Phoenix Academy is?” Duan Ling Tian looked at the Emperor with a curious expression.
The Emperor said, “The Dragon and Phoenix Academy is a public academy the Azure Forest Imperial Kingdom specially established for the Martial Competition of the Ten Dynasties. The young geniuses recommended by the various Kingdoms would enter the Dragon and Phoenix Academy… Not only that, supposedly, so long as they are below the age of 35, the various great sects of the Azure Forest Imperial Kingdom were able to recommend their outstanding disciples to enter the Dragon and Phoenix Academy.”
“In two years, the Azure Forest Imperial Kingdom will select the most outstanding five people in the Dragon and Phoenix Academy to head to the Darkstone Empire’s Imperial City and compete with the various young geniuses from the various Imperial Kingdoms and the Darkstone Empire!” The Emperor finished in one go.
Duan Ling Tian came to a sudden understanding.
No wonder he’d never heard of the Dragon and Phoenix Academy. It turned out that it was prepared specially for the Martial Competition of the Ten Dynasties.
“Commander Duan, your natural talent in the Martial Dao is the strongest amongst the younger generation of our Crimson Sky Kingdom… This time, it’s up to you if our Crimson Sky Kingdom is able to have ten years of tax waived and obtain the generous gifts of the Azure Forest Imperial Kingdom.” The Emperor looked at Duan Ling Tian with an expression of anticipation.
“I’ll try my best.” Duan Ling Tian lightly nodded.
No matter what, the Crimson Sky Kingdom was his hometown.
He would try his best to help the Crimson Sky Kingdom obtain benefits.
After taking the proof from the Imperial Palace, Duan Ling Tian bid his farewells to Nie Yuan. “Uncle Nie, I’ll trouble you to help me bid farewell to Big Brother Nie… I’ll make a trip home before departing right away.”
“Be careful all along the way.” Nie Yuan nodded seriously, and then he reminded him. “Little Tian, with your natural talent, it isn’t difficult for you to become eminent in the Azure Forest Imperial Kingdom two years from now… Even if displaying remarkable talent in the Darkstone Empire isn’t impossible. However, if you have the opportunity to go to the Darkhan Dynasty and compete for the qualification to participate in the Martial Competition of the Ten Dynasties, then you must remember to not be rash. If you’re not a match for you opponent, admit defeat as soon as possible!”
“In a person’s lifetime… One only has one life. Without your life, you don’t have anything!” Nie Yuan’s words came from the heart.
“Uncle Nie, I understand.” Duan Ling Tian replied and he felt warmth in his heart.
Subsequently, Duan Ling Tian made a trip back home and bid farewell to his mother, deadbeat dad, and his manager, Jing Ru, before leaving the Crimson Sky Kingdom’s Imperial Kingdom.
Duan Ling Tian sat onto the back of the little gold mouse that had enlarged herself and soared into the sky.
“Hehe, Big Brother Ling Tian. That Divine Might Marquis told you that even if a Nascent Soul Stage fierce beast carried you to hurry on your journey, you would need to spend seven or eight months to arrive at the Azure Forest Imperial Kingdom… He’s really looking at the sky from a well! Hmph hmph, with me carrying Big Brother Ling Tian, it would at most require a month before we’ll be able to arrive at the Imperial City of the Azure Forest Imperial Kingdom.” A voice that was like a young girls sounded out in Duan Ling Tian’s ears, and the voice contained slight ridicule mixed within.
It was precisely Little Gold’s voice transmission.
Duan Ling Tian glared at the enormous gold mouse beneath him. “You talk without putting yourself in another’s shoes… You’re a third level Void prying Stage demon beast, can a Nascent Soul Stage fierce beast compare to you?”
“Big Brother Ling Tian, are we directly going to the Azure Forest Imperial Kingdom’s Imperial City or are we first going around other places?” The enormous gold mouse’s pair of jade green eyes revolved ceaselessly.
“We’re naturally going to go around other places… It’s alright so long as we arrive at the Dragon and Phoenix Academy in the Imperial City of the Azure Forest Imperial Kingdom within a year,” Said Duan Ling Tian as a matter of fact.
Little Gold was instantly jubilant when she heard Duan Ling Tian, and she slowed down her speed.
They spent ten days of time before arriving at Black Wind City.
“Squeak squeak~” The little gold mouse seemed to be extremely furious when she arrived at Black Wind City one again, and she stood on Duan Ling Tian’s shoulder as she bared her fangs and brandished her claws.
“Haha… Little Gold, I still haven’t asked you, how did you end up at the Ma Clan Auction House?” Duan Ling Tian looked at the little gold mouse and asked with a smile.
He still remembered that when he left the Crimson Sky Kingdom and arrived at Black Wind City. When he first saw the little gold mouse, it was precisely at the Ma Clan Auction house.
At that time, the little gold mouse was an auction item.
Even when he recalled it now, Duan Ling Tian couldn’t help but sigh.
“It was a Half-step Void Stage old fellow that captured me… Big Brother Ling Tian, I want to take revenge!” The little gold mouse’s voice transmission entered into Duan Ling Tian’s ears and it contained slight rage mixed within.
“Is it someone from the Ma Clan?” Duan Ling Tian asked.
“No… But I remember clearly that he’s from Black Wind City as well,” The little gold mouse said via voice transmission.
“Then you can slowly go look for him later. We can stay here for two days… As for now, it should be time for me to properly get even with the Ma Clan.” Duan Ling Tian’s eyes flashed with a fierce light as he spoke.
That day, he’d bid and obtained the little gold mouse in the Ma Clan Auction house, yet the Jade Magnolia Trading Company’s Black Wind City Branch President, Xia Guang, intended to seize the little gold mouse from him.
Of course, it takes two hands to make a clap.
Later on, it was precisely a member of the Ma Clan that colluded with Xia Guang to reveal his tracks.
Originally, he’d asked for compensation from the Ma Clan and this matter had come to a conclusion.
But the Ma Clan obviously didn’t think like this.