Chapter 548: Sun Rui!
Translator: KurazyTolanzuraytor Editor: Jay
Dawn the next day.
Duan Ling Tian and Luo Zhan left the Weapons Craftsmen Guild and entered into a carriage.
Another person followed by their side, the Guild Master of the Weapons Craftsmen Guild, Luo Rong!
In the carriage, Duan Ling Tian sat a lot at one side, whereas Luo Rong and Luo Zhan sat together at the other side.
Because of Luo Rong’s presence, Luo Zhan didn’t dare be as casual as he normally was.
“Squeak squeak~” For a time, only the little gold mouse’s cries remained within the carriage.
Luo Rong’s gaze descended onto the little gold mouse.
He’s heard of the incident that occurred in the Caged Battle Arena half a month ago, and he knew that this was a demon beast that was able to kill a second level Void Initiation Stage martial artist…
“Master, this demon beast by your side seems to not be a Goldfur Mouse?” Luo Rong looked at Duan Ling Tian and asked respectfully.
“Of course it isn’t a Goldfur Mouse.” Duan Ling Tian shook his head and smiled, then said, “Have you seen a Goldfur Mouse step into the Void Initiation Stage?”
Luo Rong smiled with slight embarrassment.
“Duan Ling Tian, what demon beast is Little Gold?” Luo Zhan curiously asked Duan Ling Tian.
“Jade-eyed Heavenly Mouse!” Duan Ling Tian’s eyes flashed as he spoke.
“Jade-eyed Heavenly Mouse?” Although Duan Ling Tian had spoken of the origins of the little gold mouse, Luo Rong and Luo Zhan had obviously not heard of it.
“Although I don’t know what demon beast a Jade-eyed Heavenly Mouse is, just from this domineering name, it’s surely not an ordinary demon beast.” Luo Zhan sighed.
“Squeak squeak~” The little gold mouse stood on Duan Ling Tian’s shoulder as she complacently nodded to Luo Zhan.
It was as if she was saying. “At least you’re insightful!”
It wasn’t long before the carriage stopped, as they’d arrived at the Imperial palace.
Duan Ling Tian walked down from the carriage, and he was absent-minded for a moment as he looked at the grand and magnificent Imperial Palace.
Before the Imperial Palace of the Azure Forest Imperial Kingdom, the Imperial Palace of the Crimson Sky Kingdom seemed to be slightly not grand enough.
Meanwhile, Luo Zhan and Luo Rong had successively descended from the carriage.
Duan Ling Tian noticed that there were many students of Dragon and Phoenix Academy in the distance who were heading towards the entrance of the Imperial Palace with their seniors.
After they passed over their command tokens and registered themselves, they were able to bring others with them into the Imperial Palace.
“Let’s go over.” Luo Zhan called out to Duan Ling Tian and Luo Rong.
Duan Ling Tian nodded and walked over with large strides.
When he arrived at the entrance to the Imperial palace, his footsteps had stopped.
Because three figures that were moving towards the Imperial Palace from the distance had attracted his gaze.
Luo Rong and Luo Zhan noticed something was off with Duan Ling Tian, and Luo Zhan asked. “Duan Ling Tian, what’re you looking at?”
“Chai Jin?” At the same time, Luo Zhan looked over to the place Duan Ling Tian was looking at.
At that place, three black colored figures were walking over with large strides.
Chai Jin who wore black clothes was walking together with a middle aged man who wore black clothed and had a hideous appearance, and in front of them was a black clothed old man.
Chai Jin and the middle aged man by his side were respectful and reverent to the old man.
“Members of the Black Fiend Sect?” Luo Zhan knew Chai Jin’s background, but he was extremely curious why Duan Ling Tian would lose his composure because of Chai Jin.
Logically speaking, Chai Jin didn’t have the ability to make Duan Ling Tian lose his composure like this…
He vaguely guessed that there surely was some secrets hidden within.
Luo Rong’s gaze descended onto the black clothed middle aged man.
He was able to discern that Duan Ling Tian’s gaze had descended onto this person.
“Let’s go in.” Suddenly, Duan Ling Tian spoke and then he led the way towards the Imperial Palace.
Luo Rong and Luo Zhan glanced at each other before following after.
After Duan Ling Tian and Luo Zhan handed over their student command token, they started the registration.
“Duan Ling Tian? Luo Zhan?” The person in-charge of registration looked at Duan Ling Tian and Luo Zhan with a gaze filled with reverence.
Duan Ling Tian’s group of three entered the Imperial Palace and followed along the stream of people to arrive before a vast drill ground.
“This is the place the Imperial Army normally carries out their drills,” said Luo Zhan to Duan Ling Tian.
Duan Ling Tian came to a sudden understanding.
Looks like the genius competition will be held in the drill grounds.
Meanwhile, the people that arrived at the drill grounds grew more and more.
“Duan Ling Tian, Luo Zhan, you two are really early.” Even Sword Young Master had arrived.
But he came alone.
He only noticed the nearby Luo Rong after he arrived before Duan Ling Tian and Luo Zhan, and he hurriedly smiled and bowed. “Greetings, Guild Master Luo!”
“Sword Young Master, I hope you’ve been well.” Luo Rong nodded to Chen Shao Shuai, and he obviously knew Chen Shao Shuai well.
“Guild Master Luo, you know as well that since that old goat passed away, there’s no one to supervise me anymore… I’ve lived these past few years extremely freely.” Chen Shao Shuai smiled.
Duan Ling Tian’s brows raised.
He naturally knew who the old goat Sword Young Master spoke of was.
It was Sword Young Master’s Master, the former Guardian Elder of the Origin Convergence Sect, and it was precisely him who had tricked Sword Young Master to join the Origin Convergence Sect.
But, that Guardian Elder had died because of qi deviation later on…
Since then, Sword Young Master had been lingering in the places of pleasure in the Imperial City all day long.
Of course, Duan Ling Tian was able to discern, Sword Young Master still had some feelings towards that Guardian Elder of the former Origin Convergence Sect.
Not long after, the people at the drill grounds grew more and more, and many people took the initiative to come over and greet Duan Ling Tian, Luo Zhan, and Chen Shao Shuai.
Almost all these people were students of the Dragon and Phoenix Academy and the seniors from the powers they belonged to…
“As expected for the number one genius of the former Seven Star Sword Sect, no matter where Young Master Ling Tian goes, you’re able to display extraordinary talents!”
“Young Master Ling Tian, if you’re free in the future, you can pay a visit to our clan, and we’ll surely treat Young Master Ling Tian as a distinguished guest.”
“The reputation of Crazy Young Master has been like thunder reverberating in my ear since long ago, and now that I’ve met you today, you live up to your reputation.”
“Sword Young Master, I heard that your sword is swift like a bolt of lightning… It’s impossible for this useless son of mine to compare with Sword Young Master. Sword Young Master, if you’re free, I would like to spar with Sword Young Master.”
Waves of flattery entered into the ears of Duan Ling Tian’s group of three.
The three of them lightly smiled and replied one by one.
It wasn’t long before almost all the students of the Dragon and Phoenix Academy had gathered here, and amongst them was no lack of Zi Clan members that were following Flute Fairy, Zi Yan.
The Flame Young Master, Zhang Yan, was chatting passionately with the higher-ups of the Zi Clan that were by Flute Fairy’s side, yet his gaze never left Flute Fairy from the beginning until the end.
“He’s truly in deep love.” Duan Ling Tian sighed with emotion.
In next to no time, Duan Ling Tian noticed two figures that flashed over from the high above in the distant sky.
These were two old men.
One of them was the Dragon and Phoenix Academy’s Vice Dean, Chi Ming.
As for the other old man, he’d never seen the old man before.
“He should be one of the five great Revered Elders of the Imperial Family.” Duan Ling Tian thought to himself when he saw Chi Ming chatting and laughing with the old man.
“Hmph!” Suddenly, Duan Ling Tian noticed a cold gaze descend onto him.
Subsequently, Duan Ling Tian noticed a familiar figure.
The Little Prince of Prince Sheng’s Estate.
Presently, a middle aged man in gorgeous clothes followed by Zhang Heng’s side.
The middle aged man had an imposing appearance, and people that wanted to curry favor with him stood all around him.
“He’s Prince Sheng.” Luo Rong’s voice sounded out by Duan Ling Tian’s ear.
Duan Ling Tian nodded.
“It’s almost time.” Duan Ling Tian muttered, and then his gaze descended into the distance.
At that place stood three people in black clothes.
The members of the Black Fiend Sect!
Right at this moment, all the members of the Black Fiend Sect including Chai Jin noticed Duan Ling Tian’s gaze.
Chai Jing’s face sank, and he said a few words to the old man and middle aged man by his side.
These words caused the both of them to reveal surprised expressions.
“Hmph!” Duan Ling Tian snorted in a low voice, and coldness appeared in his eyes. Then he brought along the little gold mouse as he walked over in large strides.
Duan Ling Tian’s actions shocked Chai Jin. “What does Duan Ling Tian want to do?”
Chai Jin asked himself.
Although he wished for nothing more than to completely return all the humiliation Duan Ling Tian gave him that day, because of the gap between him and Duan Ling Tian that grew larger and larger, it caused him to practically give up this thought.
He knew that he was utterly not on the same level as Duan Ling Tian.
Moreover, he noticed that there was actually ghastly icy coldness flickering within Duan Ling Tian’s gaze now.
This caused his heart to jump.
“Eh.” In next to no time, Chai Jin noticed that Duan Ling Tian’s gaze wasn’t on him, but was instead on the person by his side.
“Senior Brother, you know Duan Ling Tian?” Chai Jin looked at the black clothed middle aged man with a hideous appearance by his side, and he asked curiously.
The middle aged man looked at Duan Ling Tian then shook his head. “No.”
“Something’s not right… Why do I feel that he’s coming for you, Senior Brother?” Chai Jin’s face went grim.
Whereas at this moment, within the world in the eyes of Duan Ling Tian who walked out in large strides, it seemed as if only the black clothed middle aged man remained there.
This black clothed middle aged man with a hideous appearance was someone Duan Ling Tian was unable to forget in his entire life!
Eight years ago, in the Misty Forest of Aurora City, the person from the Black Fiend Sect that had used his formidable imposing manner to suppress Duan Ling Tian and humiliate Duan Ling Tian was precisely this person.
“Kid, remembers, you’re only an ant before me! If I want to kill you, it’s no different than stomping an ant to death… I disdain to kill you!” Now, Duan Ling Tian still remembered what this person had said to him on that day.
At that moment, it was as if he was able to survive because of that person’s disdain.
“Sun Rui!” Duan Ling Tian arrived before the three members of the Black Fiend Sect, and his gaze stared fixedly at the black clothed middle aged man as he spoke slowly.
As soon as Duan Ling Tian finished speaking, Chai Jin’s pupils constricted, and he looked at the black clothed middle aged man by his side with a bewildered expression.
Duan Ling Tian even knows Senior Brother’s name, how can Senior Brother not know Duan Ling Tian?
“You… Know me?” Sun Rui frowned as he sized up the violet clothed young man before him, yet he didn’t have any impression.
Presently, he’d found out of the identity of the person before him from his Junior Brother, Chai Jin.
Duan Ling Tian!
This person was the number one genius of the former Seven Star Sword Sect, and had crushed all the figures that were called the five young masters of the Azure Forest Imperial Kingdom.
He’d heard of Duan Ling Tian.
But he could be certain that he ought to have had no interaction with Duan Ling Tian.
Otherwise, it was impossible for him to forget a genius martial artist like this.
“Heh…” Duan Ling Tian noticed the confusion in Sun Rui’s eyes, and he suddenly started laughing. “Right, before the high and mighty you from before, I was only a lowly ant that could be overlooked!”
“It isn’t surprising that you don’t remember me.” Duan Ling Tian’s voice contained slight ridicule mixed within.
Duan Ling Tian didn’t intentionally suppress his voice, and he’d even faintly spread his voice out with Origin Energy, causing it to spread throughout the entire drill grounds.