Chapter 496: Competing In Wealth?
Translator: KurazyTolanzuraytor Editor: Jay
As for women, perhaps it was because of the various advantages that the heavens bestowed upon men, so the heavens gave women compensation in other aspects.
So long as women paid attention and took care normally, they were able to slow down their aging to a certain extent…
Just like Duan Ling Tian’s mother, Li Rou. Although she was over 40 years old, she looked to be not even 30.
This was the advantage women were born with.
“So long as one’s cultivation steps into the Void Prying Stage, although it isn’t able to allow one to become young again, as long as one intends it, then one can use Origin Energy to control aging to a certain extent… Even to the extent that when some martial artists at the Void Prying Stage and above were close to the end of their lives after hundreds of years, they still had an appearance of a middle aged man.” Duan Ling Tian thought in his heart. Presently, the memories of the Rebirth Martial Emperor were endlessly flashing past within his mind.
“So long as one has the patience to regularly use Origin Energy to invigorate the skin, flesh, and blood. Then the higher the cultivation, the better the effect of the slowing of aging… When the Rebirth Martial Emperor’s first lifetime had a cultivation that stepped into the Martial Emperor Stage, he was already 120 years old. But at that time, just from his outwards appearance, he was only a middle aged man around the age of 50.” Through the memories of the Rebirth Martial Emperor, Duan Ling Tian found out of the appearance of the Rebirth Martial Emperor when he lived his first lifetime.
“As for the second lifetime of the Rebirth Martial Emperor… Before he underwent rebirth, he was at the age of 113, and from his outwards appearance, he was only a young man around the age of 30!” Duan Ling Tian’s mood surged.
“A 113 year old person looked like a young man that was around the age of 30.”
“What sort of notion was this?”
Of course, Duan Ling Tian also knew the reason that the second lifetime of the Rebirth Martial Emperor was able to maintain such a young appearance.
The second lifetime of the Rebirth Martial Emperor had stepped into the Void Prying Stage at the age of 25.
Since that moment, the Rebirth Martial Emperor intentionally used Origin Energy to slow down his aging.
After that, the Rebirth Martial Emperor found the treasures left behind by his first lifetime and stepped into the Void Initiation Stage, Void Interpretation Stage, and Void Transformation Stage with extreme speed…
Later on, relying on the experiences from his first lifetime, the Rebirth Martial Emperor had even become a Martial Monarch at the age of 50.
At the age of 60, the Rebirth Martial Emperor successfully became a Martial Emperor!
In the Cloud Continent, the accomplishments the Rebirth Martial Emperor’s second lifetime attained, especially the time spent to become a Martial Emperor, could be said to be unprecedented.
At least, in the history of Cloud Continent, such a young Martial Emperor had never once appeared yet.
“Once one becomes a Martial Monarch, even though one can’t become young again, one can retain one’s youthfulness forever… If the Rebirth Martial Emperor was able to become a Martial Monarch ten years earlier, perhaps he would be able to maintain an appearance at the age of 26 or 27.” Duan Ling Tian thought in his heart.
“Martial artists at the Void Prying Stage and above mostly can’t be judged based on their outward appearance or judge their age based on outward appearance… Even if a Void Prying Stage martial artist didn’t intentionally slow down his aging, his formidable Origin Energy would be able to unintentionally slow down his aging, and his aging would be far slower than ordinary martial artists.” Duan Ling Tian shook his head and withdrew his thoughts.
Subsequently, Duan Ling Tian paid no attention to the surprised gazes from the surroundings and took large strides towards the Azure Forest Imperial Kingdom’s Imperial City.
The Imperial City of the Azure Forest Imperial Kingdom was boundlessly vast and possessed imposing grandness, and it was like an enormous beast that lay there.
The gate that was open wide was like this enormous beasts opened bloody mouth that was endlessly swallowing the people that arrived into its belly.
At each side of the gate was a row of guards in armor, they stood ramrod straight with gazes that didn’t contain any feelings; they gazed forward coldly and indifferently.
Duan Ling Tian walked slowly into the city, and the little gold mouse on his shoulder looked around with interest.
The cute little gold mouse attracted the attention of many people.
These people were mostly women and children.
“Mother, what a cute little gold mouse…” An immature voice sounded out from nearby, and it was a childish and naïve voice.
Duan Ling Tian lightly turned around and he saw a nearby ordinary woman embracing a little boy as she walked.
“Young Master, children speak carelessly, I hope you can forgive us.” The woman hurriedly covered the little boy’s mouth, and she had a terrified expression as she bowed and apologized to Duan Ling Tian.
“There’s no harm done.” Duan Ling Tian shook his head and smiled.
He naturally guessed why this woman would have this sort of reaction.
The violet clothes he wore weren’t made of ordinary cloth, but were instead made of special silk that was worth a thousand gold…. Obviously, the woman discerned that he wasn’t ordinary from the clothes on his body.
Duan Ling Tian instead didn’t know that it wasn’t only because of the clothes on his body that the woman discerned he wasn’t ordinary.
The disposition he unintentionally revealed, coupled with his clothes gave the woman a feeling as if he was a respected existence that she couldn’t offend.
“This world is like this, ranks are clearly distinguished… Before these ordinary people, I’m extraordinary and superior. But before me, those experts at the Void Initiation Stage and above are similarly superior.”
The woman’s reaction caused to Duan Ling Tian sigh with emotion.
He knew that so long as he stood at the highest peak and became superior above all, only then would this feeling disappear.
Otherwise, there would always be someone that stood at a position higher than him who would be able to look down upon him.
Duan Ling Tian’s heart of the strong had unknowingly become even more firm.
“Squeak squeak~” The little gold mouse suddenly cried out, and at the same time, a voice transmission entered into Duan Ling Tian’s ears. “Big Brother Ling Tian, I’m hungry… I want to eat meat, I want to eat meat!”
Duan Ling Tian lowered his head and rolled his eyes at the little gold mouse. “You’re really a glutton, little fellow!”
Although he said this, Duan Ling Tian still found a restaurant.
The restaurant was extremely luxurious and was far from something a small restaurant could compare to.
It was only approaching lunchtime now and the customers in the restaurant had only just started increasing.
Duan Ling Tian occupied two tables by himself.
“Customer, do you need anything?” The restaurant attendant greeted Duan Ling Tian and served him enthusiastically.
Duan Ling Tian choose a seat by the window then pointed at the empty table beside him and said to the attendant, “Fill that table with a variety of fragrant roasted meat… As for this table, give me a few of your restaurant’s specialties and a jug of wine.”
“Yes, customer.” The attendant replied and left, and he had a smile on his face.
He loved to serve these types of straightforward guests like Duan Ling Tian.
As for Duan Ling Tian wanting two tables and only ordered roast meat for the other table, he didn’t feel it to be strange.
He thought that this customer still had companions that hadn’t arrived, and these companions of the customer liked to eat meat…
Only when the food arrived and he saw the little gold mouse on Duan Ling Tian’s shoulder fly out to clean up all the roast meat on the lone table did the attendant become completely dumbstruck.
As an attendant in the Azure Forest Imperial Kingdom’s Imperial City, he felt that he’d seen many aspects of the world.
But such extravagance of ordering a table of roast meat for a pet mouse was truly something he’d seen for the first time.
“The world of the rich is really not something we can understand… Even if it’s the Young Masters and Young Misses of the Imperial City’s great clans, I’ve seen many of them, yet none of them are so extravagant!” The attendant couldn’t help but sigh in his heart.
Meanwhile, the little gold mouse’s table attracted attention as expected.
“Extravagant! Too extravagant!”
“This is the Drifting Fragrance Restaurant and that table of roasted meat is at least 100 silver… 100 silver only for a pet mouse’s meal? Waste, such a waste!”
“I wonder from which clan is this Young Master from, he’s actually so wasteful. Even if he has money, it shouldn’t be spent like this!”
For a time, the crowd of customers in the restaurant whispered in discussion.
“Haha… Little Gold, looks like they think you’re only a pet mouse.” Duan Ling Tian paid no attention when he heard the whispered discussions of these people, and he couldn’t help but tease the little gold mouse via voice transmission.
“Squeak squeak~” The little gold mouse cried out twice in displeasure, yet she couldn’t be bothered to pay attention to other people and continued eating meat by herself.
Duan Ling Tian shook his head and smiled.
It was unknown what their expressions would be if these people that sighed saying he was extravagant and wasteful knew that this little gold mouse had helped him earn 100 million gold.
Almost one year ago in Black Wind City, he’d precisely relied on the deterrent force of the little gold mouse to force the Ma Clan and Huang Clan to hand over a large sum of money.
That large sum of money was a total of 100 million and a few hundred thousand gold!
“100 silver for a table of food?” Duan Ling Tian didn’t mind.
100 silver was equivalent to 2 gold.
Compared to the gold that the little gold mouse had earned for him, it was simply a drop in the ocean that was not worth mentioning.
Along with the passage of time, the restaurant was crowded with customers and there were no empty seats.
Many people could only sigh and leave because there were no seats.
Most of these people that left glanced enviously and jealously at the little gold mouse that occupied a table by herself, and they all felt that their lived their entire lifetimes inferior to a pet mouse.
“Hmm?” Duan Ling Tian was still drinking wine and eating when a few figures approached, and it caused him to frown.
Duan Ling Tian lazily raised his head and he noticed a young man in embroidered clothes was bringing along two middle aged men to walk over.
The gaze of the young man in embroidered clothes descended on the little gold mouse and he was slightly surprised.
“Kid, this is your pet?” Behind the young man in embroidered clothes, a middle aged man took a step forward then looked at Duan Ling Tian before speaking in a low voice. “Go accompany your pet… Give this table to my Young Master. This is your reward!” As the middle aged man spoke, he had an aloft imposing manner, and he casually tossed out a gold bill.
Right at this moment, Duan Ling Tian raised his hand to receive the gold bill, then glanced at the denomination atop it, and he was slightly surprised. “A 100 gold bill… Truly generous!”
“Hmph! Scram since you’ve accepted the money.” When he saw Duan Ling Tian was surprised by a 100 gold bill, the corners of the middle aged man’s man curled into a disdainful expression, and he grunted coldly as he shouted in a low voice.
Duan Ling Tian’s gaze suddenly squinted, and a stack of gold bills appeared in his hand with a raise of his hand. “This is 10,000 gold… Take the money and scram! I want you to really roll your way out!”
As Duan Ling Tian spoke, he looked up at the middle aged man and grinned.
His smile was filled with evilness.
Want to compete in wealth with me?
Duan Ling Tian’s voice wasn’t soft and it attracted many gazes.
In next to no time, when their gazes touched the young man in embroidered clothes, all their gazes slightly shook as if they’d seen something terrifying…
Duan Ling Tian naturally noticed these gazes.