Chapter 597: Ice Concept
Translator: KurazyTolanzuraytor Editor: Jay
“Is that so?” Duan Ling Tian didn’t get angry and instead started laughing when he heard the old man.
When he saw the killing intent in the old man’s eyes risings ceaselessly, Duan Ling Tian said, “The Treasure Gathering Pavilion is an extremely reputable business in the area of the Darkhan Dynasty at any rate, yet I never imagine that such scum like you would come from it… The reputation of the Treasure Gathering Pavilion will sooner or later be spoilt by scum like you.”
“Haha…” The old man suddenly laughed loudly, and he spoke with a savage expression. “So long as I kill you, who will know that it was done by me? Who will know that your death was related to the Treasure Gathering Pavilion?”
“Kid, if you want to blame someone, then blame yourself for not knowing the rule of not revealing your wealth… A grade four spirit weapon isn’t something you’re worthy of possessing!” As he finished speaking, the old man had a lecturing tone.
“I’m not worth of possessing it? Then could it be that you are?” Duan Ling Tian glanced indifferently at the old man, and then he said with a ridiculing smile, “Do you really think that everything at this moment is in your control?”
The old man’s expression went slightly grim when he saw Duan Ling Tian being so composed, and he looked around in the surroundings.
After he noticed there was no movement in the surroundings, the old man sneered. “Kid, stop trying to deceive me! You, the little girl by your side, and those two snake type demon beasts all have to die today.”
Obviously, the old man had been watching Duan Ling Tian and Han Xue Nai all the way to the Treasure Gathering Pavilion, and he even knew of the existence of the two little pythons.
“That would depend on if you have the ability.” Duan Ling Tian glanced indifferently at the old man, and then he looked at Han Xue Nai who stood at the side. “Xue Nai, I’ll leave this old fellow to you.”
“Don’t worry, Big Brother Ling Tian.” Xue Nai nodded, and then she looked at the old man as her voice that was moving like the voice of an oriole was filled with slight icy coldness. “I’m annoyed the most by old things like you that act indecently!”
“Little girl, you’re courting death!” The old man burst into rage when he heard Han Xue Nai, and the Origin Energy on his body roiled as he suddenly took a stride forward with intent to launch an attack.
In the sky above him, the energy of heaven and earth started to roil before numerous ancient horned dragon silhouettes started to condense into form.
But unfortunately for him, in the next moment, all of this was destroyed and transformed into nothingness.
Waves of piercingly cold winds blew past, and the old man maintained his action of taking a stride forward, yet his body was stiff on the spot.
On the surroundings of his body was a layer of thick ice that enveloped him within and completely sealed him in ice.
For a time, the old man had transformed into an ice sculpture.
It could be vaguely seen that only terror remained now within the old man’s eyes that flickered with bright lights…
Terror that came from the heart and soul!
“This old fellow can be considered to be unfortunate for encountering Xue Nai.” Duan Ling Tian thought to himself.
But Duan Ling Tian’s heart was still filled with shock.
Earlier, his gaze had never left Han Xue Nai as he wanted to discern Han Xue Nai’s exact cultivation…
But unfortunately, he hadn’t even had the time to clearly see how many ancient horned dragon silhouettes had appeared in the sky when they’d already transformed into nothingness, whereas, the old man was already sealed in ice as well.
“Big Brother Ling Tian, I’ll go look for the big guy first… I’ll leave him to you.” Han Xue Nai gave Duan Ling Tian a brilliant smile before soaring up into the sky and vanishing high above in the sky.
Duan Ling Tian shook his head and laughed helplessly.
He was able to discern that Xue Nai couldn’t be bothered to kill this old fellow.
“Being lazy to this extent can be considered to be a level already.” Duan Ling Tian sighed in his heart.
After he returned to his sense, Duan Ling Tian’s gaze descended onto the ice sculpture before him, and he walked over step by step.
Duan Ling Tian’s gaze looked the eyes of the old man that had constricted slightly.
At this moment, the old man’s Origin Energy had been suppressed, and he was utterly unable to communicate with Duan Ling Tian via voice transmission.
The only thing he could do was use a begging gaze to beg for mercy from Duan Ling Tian.
“I just wanted to tell you that smart people don’t always have short lives.” Duan Ling Tian arrived before the ice sculpture and gave the old man within the ice a brilliant and bright smile.
In the next moment, Duan Ling Tian raised his hand and lightly struck it down towards the old man that was sealed in the ice.
Duan Ling Tian’s hand casually slapped down, and instantly, the ice sculpture shattered into pieces, whereas the old man within shattered with a bang along with the ice sculpture.
The ice sculpture shattered into a pile of ice that fell beneath Duan Ling Tian’s feet.
Duan Ling Tian couldn’t help but sigh with emotion when he saw the shattered ice that covered the ground, yet didn’t taint the ground with the slightest trace of fresh blood. “I heard of a saying a long time ago — Killing is a form of art as well.”
“Today, I can be considered to have experienced it.” Duan Ling Tian found the old man’s Spatial Ring from within the shattered ice. “Fortunately, it isn’t damaged…”
Duan Ling Tian placed the shattered ice that contained the Spatial Ring sealed within on his palm before his grade four Pill Fire lit ablaze!
In next to no time, Duan Ling Tian was dumbstruck.
Because he noticed that the shattered ice and even the Spatial Ring within it were melted by his Pill Fire…
The Spatial Ring had obviously become a part of the shattered ice.
“Isn’t Xue Nai’s Ice Concept too overbearing? If I knew earlier, I’d have passed this piece of shattered ice to her and asked her to help withdraw the Spatial Ring within… Yet now the Spatial Ring has melted with the shattered ice.” Duan Ling Tian felt a wave of aching in his heart.
This Spatial Ring was the possession of the Pavilion Master of the Flourishing Summer City’s Treasure Gathering Pavilion, and there were surely many good things within it.
But now, along with the Spatial Ring vanishing, the things within were all gone.
As he sighed, Duan Ling Tian soared up into the sky and returned to the back of the Three-Eyed Flame Tiger.
As he looked at the harmless little girl that sat at the side while teasing the two little pythons, a wave of coldness arose in his heart for no reason.
“Big fellow, head to the Imperial City of Eastern Mulberry Empire.” Duan Ling Tian instructed the Three-Eyed Flame Tiger.
This time, the Three-Eyed Flame Tiger didn’t dare hesitate, and he nodded obediently before flying towards the east.
As the Empire Guarding Demon Beast of the Darkstone Empire, he naturally knew the location of the Eastern Mulberry Empire that was neighboring the Darkstone Empire.
Duan Ling Tian on the other hand had instead sat down cross-legged, yet he didn’t cultivate but was instead searching through the memories of the Rebirth Martial Emperor…
“Ice Concept!” Now, Duan Ling Tian was trying to understand the Ice Concept from the memories of the Rebirth Martial Emperor.
Along with the passage of time, Duan Ling Tian obtained a certain level of understanding towards the Ice Concept.
Besides the energy contained within it, the Ice Concept’s exclusive property of freezing was extremely overbearing as well.
For example, the method Han Xue Nai used her Ice Concept to freeze the Three-Eyed Flame Tiger and the old man from before into popsicles was precisely the exclusive property of freezing that the Ice Concept possessed!
A martial artist that had comprehended Ice Concept only needed power the Ice Concept with Origin Energy to be able to freeze people and demon beasts.
Of course, they were only able to freeze existences with cultivations lower than themselves.
If it was an existence with a similar cultivation, or even an existence that possessed a higher cultivation, then even if they froze the existence, the existence would be able to easily struggle free, whereas once a person that had a lower cultivation was frozen, only an existence with a cultivation similar or higher than the possessor of the Ice Concept was able to unfreeze the person.
If a person with lower cultivation that the possessor of the Ice Concept was to rashly make a move, it would only cause the death of the person or demon beast that was frozen.
“Looks like Xue Nai’s cultivation is even higher than King Yong! At that time, King Yong didn’t dare rashly unfreeze the Three-Eyed Flame Tiger.” After he found out about all this, Duan Ling Tian couldn’t help but sigh, and he attained a deep understanding of the Ice Concept.
The Ice Concept belonged to a variant form of a Natural Concept. Not only was it overbearing, it was also easily able to fight against a large number of enemies.
Of course, it was only able to go against a large number of existences that possessed cultivations lower than the possessor of the Ice Concept.
“If it was an ordinary Void Interpretation Stage martial artist, then when jointly sieged by hundreds and thousands of ninth level Void Prying Stage martial artists and demon beasts, then even if the martial artist doesn’t die, he’d suffer extremely heavy injuries! Whereas if it was a Void Interpretation Stage martial artist that had comprehended Ice Concept like Han Xue Nai, the martial artist would be able to easily seal the hundreds and thousands of Void Initiation Stage demon beasts and people in ice!”
Duan Ling Tian’s gaze suddenly became dreamy as the scene of Han Xue Nai going against over a thousand ninth level Void Prying Stage experts appeared in his mind.
Her yellow clothes fluttered as a group of people that sieged her were transformed into ice sculptures with a raise of her hand.
Amongst the ice sculptures that one couldn’t see the end of, a yellow clothed young girl stood there like a giant amongst dwarves.
“According to the memories of the Rebirth Martial Emperor, even he who’d experiences two lifetimes and seen countless experts had only met not more than 10 experts that had comprehended Ice Concept.” Duan Ling Tian realized from this that martial artists that had comprehended Ice Concept were few and rare.
After coming back to his senses, Duan Ling Tian let out a breath of air before standing up on the back of the Three-Eyed Flame Tiger and starting to cultivate his Tempest Point.
The piercingly cold strong winds that assault his face caused Duan Ling Tian to gradually merge into the wind, and it was as if he was an infant that had returned to the embrace of his mother.
This feeling was extremely warm.
Advanced Wind Force!
Presently, Duan Ling Tian had comprehended Advanced Wind Force, and if he wanted to advance a step further, then it was to comprehend Wind Concept.
Even if it was the lowest level of Wind Concept, the first level Wind Concept, the strength contained within it was far from something Advanced Wind Force could compare to.
Advanced Wind Force contained the strength of 2,000 ancient mammoths, whereas, first level Wind Concept instead contained the strength of 10,000 ancient mammoths, or in other words, the strength of an ancient horned dragon.
Duan Ling Tian merged into the wind. At the beginning, he was still cultivating Tempest Force, yet he’d gradually started to execute Whirlwind, and his figure completely merged into the wind and moved along with the wind.
The Whirlwind that was at the Perfection Stage was executed to the limit by Duan Ling Tian.
Fortunately, the Three-Eyed Flame Tiger’s back was sufficiently vast, otherwise, it would utterly be impossible for Duan Ling Tian to execute Whirlwind without restraint.
Time flew by.
Half a month later, the Three-Eyed Flame Tiger’s figure stopped in midair.
“I’m still slightly lacking.” Along with the vanishing of the wind that assaulted his face, Duan Ling Tian’s figure appeared once more, and he sighed.
Presently, he’d already touched the threshold to Wind Concept, and he only lacked a turning point that would allow him to comprehend the first level Wind Concept.
“Big Brother Ling Tian, we’ve arrived at the Eastern Mulberry Empire… There’s still another month from the time you agreed upon with that owner of the jade sword. Do you have any plans?” Han Xue Nai’s voice entered into Duan Ling Tian’s ears in a timely manner.
Duan Ling Tian’s eyes flashed as he looked down at the vast city below, and then he said with a light smile, “Lets go around this Eastern Mulberry Empire’s Imperial City during this month… We’ll head to Pheasant Ridge after a month!”
Han Xue Nai had no objections towards Duan Ling Tian’s suggestion.
“Big guy, you go to Pheasant Ridge and wait for us first… In the future, remember to come as soon as you’re called! Otherwise… You understand.” Han Xue Nai glanced at the Three-Eyed Flame Tiger with deep meaning in her eyes, and it caused the Three-Eyed Flame Tiger the be unable to refrain from shuddering.