Chapter 512: Counter Tracking
Translator: KurazyTolanzuraytor Editor: Jay
“Yes, it’s an offensive soul skill.” The little gold mouse replied then continued saying via voice transmission. “But, it’s only an elementary soul skill, and isn’t able to directly crush another’s soul. It’s only able to cause other’s minds to be unguarded for a short period of time.
Causing one’s mind to be unguarded!
When he recalled the scene of the little gold mouse’s Spiritual Force piercing into his soul and the torture he’d suffered at that instant, Duan Ling Tian couldn’t help but feel a lingering fear in his heart.
At that instant, even a Body Tempering Stage martial artist was probably able to kill him by relying on a weapon.
At that moment, he was undoubtedly at his weakest.
“Abnormal!” Duan Ling Tian’s heart shook.
In next to no time, after communicating with the little gold mouse, Duan Ling Tian obtained a certain level of understanding towards the little gold mouse’s Soul Shaker.
Soul Shaker’s scope of effect was almost similar to his Thousand Illusions.
Besides being useless against existences who possessed Spiritual Forces that were stronger than themselves, it was also useless when facing Inscriptions Masters who possessed a similar level of Spiritual Force and variant demon beasts who had similarly awakened their soul brand.
“In other words, so long as they aren’t Inscription Masters or demon beasts that have awakened their soul brand, Little Gold’s soul shaker would be able to affect martial artists and demon beasts with the same cultivation as her Spiritual Force!” Duan Ling Tian came to a complete understanding.
“Presently, Little Gold’s Spiritual Force is at the first level of the Void Initiation Stage… In other words, even if it’s an ordinary first level Void Initiation Stage martial artist, then so long as the martial artist isn’t an Inscription Master, Little Gold would be able to use Soul Shaker to cause the martial artist’s mind to become unguarded!” When Duan Ling Tian thought up to here, a wisp of an evil smile appeared on the corners of his mouth. “If I make a move and attack the first level Void Initiation Stage martial artist at this time, then the martial artist would die for sure!”
“In other words, as long as I cooperate with Little Gold now… Then so long as we don’t encounter a person whose Spiritual Force is at a higher level than Little Gold and an Inscription Master with a Spiritual Force at a similar level as Little Gold, then I can walk unhindered in the Azure Forest Imperial Kingdom’s Imperial City?” Duan Ling Tian felt a wave of excitement in his heart when he thought up to here.
“Big Brother Ling Tian, I’m tired, I want to rest for a while.” Right at this moment, the little gold mouse’s voice transmission entered into Duan Ling Tian’s ears.
In the next moment, Duan Ling Tian noticed that the little gold mouse had fallen asleep.
The little gold mouse slept for an entire night and day.
“Little Gold, what happened to you yesterday?” Duan Ling Tian asked impatiently after the little gold mouse awoke.
“Big Brother Ling Tian, after I used the Soul Shaker, my Spiritual Force seemed as if it was completely sucked out… Even now, it still hasn’t completely recovered.” The little gold mouse’s voice transmission entered into Duan Ling Tian’s ears, and it caused Duan Ling Tian’s heart to jerk.
Duan Ling Tian took a deep breath and asked. “Little Gold, then can you utilize that soul skill, Soul Shaker, now?”
The little gold mouse shook her head. “No… The state of my Spiritual Force must attains its peak condition before I’m able to utilize Soul Shaker.”
“Then how long do you need to recover after using Soul Shaker once?” Duan Ling Tian asked.
At this moment, Duan Ling Tian suddenly realized that he had perhaps gotten happy too early.
Little Gold’s soul skill, Soul Shaker, seemed to have some restrictions.
“Almost around half a month…” Replied the little gold mouse via voice transmission.
Half a month?
Duan Ling Tian laughed bitterly.
Looks like he’d indeed gotten happy too early.
“In this way, Little Gold’s Soul Shake can only be used once every half a month.” Duan Ling Tian sighed to himself and was slightly disappointed.
With a quick thought he came to a sudden understanding. “As expected, the hearts of people are never content! Even if it’s half a month once, it’s still sufficient to be shocking… After all, Little Gold is only a seventh level Void Prying Stage demon beast now, and being able to use soul skills to affect ordinary first level Void Prying Stage martial artists and demon beasts is already extremely abnormal.”
“Little Gold, tell me when your Spiritual Force has recovered to its peak… At that time, I intend to use the chance to go out this month,” said Duan Ling Tian to the little gold mouse.
The little gold mouse’s pair of jade green eyes lit up when she heard this, and they were like two dazzling and resplendent gemstones. “Big Brother Ling Tian, you want to go look for materials that can advance the grade of spirit swords?”
“Yes.” Duan Ling Tian nodded. “Not only do I want to find materials to advance the grade of spirit swords, I still want to buy some materials to refine medicinal pills that assist Void Prying Stage martial artists in their cultivation.”
When she heard Duan Ling Tian, the little gold mouse was exceedingly excited.
Half a month passed extremely swiftly.
It had already been 20 days since Duan Ling Tian arrived at the Dragon and Phoenix Academy.
Although Outer Hall students would occasionally enter the Inner Hall to issue a challenge, it wasn’t as bustling as half a month ago.
Now, the ten students in the Inner Hall was basically fixed.
“Big Brother Ling Tian, my Spiritual Force has recovered to its peak… Let’s go out.” Early in the morning, the little gold mouse excitedly sent a voice transmission to Duan Ling Tian.
“Alright.” Duan Ling Tian nodded, then brought the little gold mouse along as he left the courtyard.
The Inner Hall was completely silent, as the 10 Inner Hall students were either in their rooms cultivating or not in the Inner Hall.
Besides having a path that led to the Outer Hall, the Inner Hall also had another shortcut that could directly lead to the gate of the Dragon and Phoenix Academy.
Duan Ling Tian chose the shortcut.
After a short moment, he’d arrived the academy gate.
At that place, two old men were standing like guardians at the sides of the gate, and they didn’t move like a mountain, seeming to be two statues.
Whereas before the stone table at the side of the academy gate sat an old man.
This old man was precisely the person that was in charge of registering the entrance and departure of academy students.
“Senior.” Duan Ling Tian noticed that the old man behind the stone table was the exact same old man that registered him 20 days ago.
“Duan Ling Tian?” The old man frowned when he saw Duan Ling Tian. “Didn’t I tell you that it’s best that you not casually leave that academy?”
“Senior, I have something to do and must go out.” Duan Ling Tian knew the old man meant well, and his heart felt warm.
The old man persuaded Duan Ling Tian for a moment longer, and when he saw Duan Ling Tian remained unmoved, he could only compromise and help Duan Ling Tian register himself.
Before Duan Ling Tian left, the old man reminded. “Duan Ling Tian, I’m afraid the matter of you arriving at our Dragon and Phoenix Academy has already spread to the Azure Forest Tri-Sect long ago… If you go out, return as soon as possible so as to avoid any troubles from occurring!”
“Yes, Senior.” Duan Ling Tian replied before leaving the academy.
Duan Ling Tian hadn’t left for long before he noticed two concealed gazes locked onto him by relying on his acute Spiritual Force and counter tracking ability.
“They aren’t together?” What caused Duan Ling Tian to be surprised was that these two people were actually not together.
One of them was a first level Void Prying Stage martial artist.
The other one was a ninth level Void Prying Stage martial artist.
“I can deal with this ninth level Void Prying Stage martial artist if I rely on Little Gold’s Soul Shaker… But, Soul Shaker can only be used once a month, and I can’t waste it like this.” In next to no time, Duan Ling Tian had come to a decision in his heart.
Avoid the ninth level Void Prying Stage martial artist.
As for the first level Void Prying Stage martial artist…
Duan Ling Tian’s figure flashed out, seeming to have transformed into a gust of wind as he instantly vanished at the end of the street.
Whereas in the shadows, two figure appeared and chased after him.
In next to no time, they noticed that they’d lost the tracks of their target.
“Where is he?” The two of them were at different places, yet both had dazed expressions.
“Hmm, I’ll first report to the two Guardian Elders about the news of Duan Ling Tian leaving the Dragon and Phoenix Academy… I presume that with the ability of the two Guardian Elders, it isn’t difficult for them to stop Duan Ling Tian from returning to the Dragon and Phoenix Academy.” One of them was a middle aged man, and he muttered before intending to leave the remote alley he was in now.
But when he walked forward, he instead noticed that a figure had appeared ahead.
This figure was familiar to him.
“Duan Ling Tian!” The middle aged man recognized the person before him, and his heart shook as his face went pale.
He was able to discern that Duan Ling Tian seemed to have noticed him since long ago, and had intentionally lured him here.
Without any hesitation, he directly stepped on the air to soar up.
What a joke!
Although he was a first level Void Prying Stage martial artist like Duan Ling Tian, he knew his limitations.
He was absolutely not a match for Duan Ling Tian.
Duan Ling Tian was an existence that had comprehended Half-step Advanced Lightning Force.
“Squeak squeak~” The middle aged man has just soared into the sky when he heard a wave of ear piercing howls of the wind.
Subsequently, he saw a fluffy and chubby little gold mouse had appeared not far ahead.
The little gold mouse stood in the air, looking harmless and extremely cute.
However, at this moment, his body unconsciously stopped as his pupils constricted and he had an expression of extreme astonishment.
Because, above the little gold mouse that had appeared before him was an enormous silhouettes that curled downwards as it condensed into form, and it was looked ferocious.
It was an ancient horned dragon silhouette…
“Seventh… Seventh level Void Prying Stage!” The middle aged man’s voice was filled with trembling.
Right at this moment, Duan Ling Tian had arrived behind the middle aged man as well.
“You’re a member of the Azure Forest Tri-Sect?” Duan Ling Tian looked at the middle aged man and asked indifferently.
“No… No… I’m not a member of the Azure Forest Tri-Sect, you’re mistaken.” The middle aged man hurriedly shook his head.
What a joke!
How would he dare admit he was a member of the Azure Forest Tri-Sect at this moment?
As an elder of the Azure Forest Tri-Sect that had taken part in the process of annihilating the Seven Star Sword Sect, he was extremely clear of the enmity between the Azure Forest Tri-Sect and Duan Ling Tian.
If he allowed Duan Ling Tian to know that he was an elder of the Azure Forest Tri-Sect, then he would die for sure!
“Mistaken?” Duan Ling Tian laughed as he said indifferently, “If I’m not wrong, you were present when our Seven Star Sword Sect was annihilated by your Azure Forest Tri-Sect. Let me think… At that time, you should have been in the Demonic Lotusblade Sect’s group.”
“Since when did an Azure Forest Tri-Sect elder not dare admit his own identity?” As he finished speaking, Duan Ling Tian had a ridiculing smile on his face.
Although he wasn’t able to remember the faces of all the Azure Forest Tri-Sect members that invaded the Seven Star Sword Sect that day, he still clearly remembered the faces of the group of Azure Forest Tri-Sect elders, and it was engraved into his heart and bones.
This middle aged man was one of them!
The middle aged man’s expression became ghastly pale when he saw Duan Ling Tian had recognized him, and his gaze became complicated… Then his gaze occasionally swept to the left, then occasionally to the right.
“She will tear you to pieces if you dare flee!” Duan Ling Tian’s voice was filled with extreme coldness, and it caused the middle aged man’s figure to shiver and not dare make any rash movements.