Chapter 604: The Possessors of the Other Jade Swords
Translator: KurazyTolanzuraytor Editor: Jay
Able to speak?
Even Duan Ling Tian was shocked by the little gold mouse.
All those years ago, when Little Gold was able to send voice transmissions when she’d just stepped into the Void Prying Stage had already shocked him to the extreme.
After all, in the memories of Rebirth Martial Emperor, only Void Initiation Stage demon beasts can grasp the ability of sending voice transmission.
As for speaking, that was the symbol of a Void Interpretation Stage demon beast.
Rebirth Martial Emperor had experienced two lifetimes, yet had never seen a demon beast that could speak before stepping into the Void Interpretation Stage.
Yet now, a special existence had appeared before Duan Ling Tian.
“According to the memories of the Rebirth Martial Emperor… Normally, Void Initiation Stage demon beasts are able to send voice transmission, Void Interpretation Stage demon beasts are able to speak, and Void Transformation Stage demon beasts can take human form.” Duan Ling Tian’s gaze stared fixedly at the little gold mouse that sat on Xue Nai’s hand in enjoyment, and then his heart shook. “Yet Little Gold… She was able to send voice transmissions at the Void Prying Stage, and now she’s able to speak after breaking through to the Void Initiation Stage!”
“If it goes according to this pattern… Then wouldn’t she be able to take human form once she steps into the Void Interpretation Stage?” When he thought up to here, Duan Ling Tian couldn’t help but gasp.
“Xue Nai.” Duan Ling Tian looked at Han Xue Nai and asked. “When did Little Black and Little White start communicating with you via voice transmission?”
“Void Initiation Stage.” Han Xue Nai said, “Practically all Void Initiation Stage demon beasts are able to send voice transmissions, this is extremely normal… But Little Gold being able to speak is something I can’t wrap my head around of.”
“As expected.” Duan Ling Tian sighed to himself, Little White and Little Black were like ordinary demon beasts and were only able to send voice transmissions at the Void Initiation Stage.
Yet Little Gold had exceeded his expectations.
“Xue Nai, there’s something you don’t know… When Little Gold had just broken through to the Void Prying Stage all those years ago, she was already able to communicate with me via Voice Transmission,” said Duan Ling Tian
“What?!” Han Xue Nai was stunned one more, and then she stared at the little gold mouse in her hand as she carefully sized the little gold mouse up. “This little fellow is so unusual? If this goes on, then wouldn’t she be able to take human form and directly become a ‘Demon’ once she attains the Void Interpretation Stage?”
“I’ve never heard of a ‘Demon’ at the Void Interpretation Stage.” When she spoke up to here, Han Xue Nai shook her head, and her beautiful eyes were filled with wonder and perplexion.
Even she was unable understand why Little Gold would be so special.
“So in this way, this little fellow is indeed out of the ordinary.” Duan Ling Tian glanced at the little gold mouse and sighed.
“Squeak squeak~” The little gold mouse cried out before looking at the two little pythons. “You… You two… You two can’t speak… You two… aren’t as formidable as me…”
Duan Ling Tian shook his head and laughed bitterly when he saw the little gold mouse actually still daring to provoke Little Black and Little White.
A black and a white bolt of lightning flashed by, scaring the little gold mouse to the point she curled up in Han Xue Nai’s hands. “A man… A man of honor… Doesn’t… Doesn’t resort to force… But reason…”
The little gold mouse’s words entered into the ears of Duan Ling Tian and Han Xue Nai, causing them to be unable to help but be stunned, and then they looked at each other and burst into laughter.
Where did this little fellow learn all this?
“Little Gold’s luck isn’t bad… We can bring her along to the Sword Monarch’s Treasure this time, and perhaps there’s some good fortune of hers in there,” said Han Xue Nai.
Duan Ling Tian nodded.
In the following days, Duan Ling Tian and Han Xue Nai didn’t go out, and they spent their time in the inn.
Unknowingly, the agreed upon date with the other possessors of the jade swords had arrived, whereas, Duan Ling Tian and Han Xue Nai headed towards Pheasant Ridge.
Pheasant Ridge was situated at the north of Eastern Mulberry Empire’s Imperial City, a vast mountain ridge that was tens of times larger in size when compared to the Eastern Mulberry Empire’s Imperial City.
“Big Brother Ling Tian, once we gather with them and arrive at that Sword Monarch’s Treasure to open it with the nine jade swords, should I freeze them all into popsicles? In that way, there would be no one to fight for the things in the Sword Monarch’s Treasure with us.” Han Xue Nai’s beautiful eyes flashed as she revealed the smile of a devil.
Although Duan Ling Tian had a thought like this since long ago, he still felt a shiver run down his spine when he heard Han Xue Nia say it, and then his heart shook. “This little girl Xue Nai is really a complete little devil! Fortunately, we’re friends and not enemies.”
“There’s no need.” Duan Ling Tian shook his head and rejected Han Xue Nai’s plan.
In the last two days, besides cultivation, he was considering many things related to the Sword Monarch’s Treasure.
The Sword Monarch’s Treasure was undoubtedly left behind by a Martial Monarch.
This was something that could be perceived from its name alone.
Treasures that were left behind by Martial Monarchs and Martial Emperors were usually ‘games’ that were intentionally made by them. Perhaps there would be a great deal of treasures within it, but there would be corresponding tests.
“All those years ago, the Rebirth Martial Emperor had once played a similar game… There was one time, he’d intentionally opened up a ‘treasure vault,’ and in the end, all the people who entered met their end!” When he thought up to here, Duan Ling Tian felt slightly terrified.
In the eyes of those formidable Martial Monarchs and Martial Emperors, even an existence at the Void Transformation Stage was no different to an ant.
It was difficult for the death of an ant to affect their state of mind.
To them, the ‘games’ they created were only existences that provided them with entertainment.
“Xue Nai, think about it… Even if there are treasures in that Sword Monarch’s Treasure, it would surely not be easy to obtain. Since they’re following us in, we can let them seek out the path through the place, and we can take lesser risks.” Duan Ling Tian said to Han Xue Nai, “If we really encounter some treasure in there, it wouldn’t be late for you to make a move at that time… At any rate, there ought to be no one amongst them that can compare to your strength.”
“Big Brother Ling Tian has thought through it well in the end… Alright, we’ll do it like that.” Duan Ling Tian’s suggestion obtained Han Xue Nai’s approval, and then an evil smile appeared on Han Xue Nai’s face. “Seizing things from others is my favorite… When I was small, I always seized away Xue Yi’s toys.”
“Xue Yi?” Duan Ling Tian was stunned when he heard Han Xue Nai. “Who’s that?”
Han Xue Nai’s eyes were filled with a cunning expression. “She’s my Uncle Mu’s daughter, and she’d half a month elder to me… Since we were small, my favorite thing was to seize away her things, whereas she would cry every single time.”
Duan Ling Tian was speechless, and he silently mourned for Mu Xue Yi.
Subsequently, Duan Ling Tian withdrew the jade sword and contacted the other possessors of the jade swords via the Void Transmission Inscription.
“Squeak squeak~” The little gold mouse stuck her head out from Duan Ling Tian’s sleeve, and then she cried out twice as she curiously sized up the surroundings.
After two days of recovery, the little gold mouse’s spirits were high.
“Hiss hiss~” On the other side, the two little pythons stuck out their heads from Han Xue Nai’s sleeve, and they flicked their tongues and didn’t forget to look provocatively at the little gold mouse.
“Two idiots that don’t know how to speak.” The little gold mouse’s childish voice was finally able to be continuous now.
But her words of provocation had infuriated the two little pythons.
If it wasn’t for Han Xue Nai soothing the two little pythons, they’d probably have already pounced up to fight the little gold mouse.
“Little Gold, you can’t do this again… If you do, then I won’t care about you and let Little Black and Little White properly spar with you.” Duan Ling Tian glared at the little gold mouse, terrifying her to the point she playfully spat out her tongue and went back into Duan Ling Tian’s sleeve, and she didn’t make any more movements after that.
“Little Black, Little White, both of you conceal yourselves first,” said Duan Ling Tian to the two little pythons before calling out to Han Xue Nai. “Xue Nai, we’re going that way.”
Duan Ling Tian’s group of two headed directly north of Pheasant Ridge.
When they arrived in the air above a gorge that contained singing birds and fragrant flowers, Duan Ling Tian looked down at the gorge beneath him. “Xue Nai, let’s go down… This is the place I agreed to meet with them at.”
Subsequently, Duan Ling Tian and Han Xue Nai descended into the gorge.
Presently, there were already four people waiting in the gorge.
These four people were divided into two groups.
One of the groups was formed from two middle aged men in embroidered clothes.
The other group of made of a robust middle aged man and an azure clothed old man.
Meanwhile, all four of them were dumbstruck when they saw Duan Ling Tian and Han Xue Nai make an appearance.
A young man around the age of 25 and a young girl around the age of 15 or 16…
Was this a pair of lost brother and sister?
The four of them didn’t think that one of these two people were possessors of a jade sword.
“Cute little lady, have you and your big brother gotten lost?” The robust middle aged man took a stride forward, and then he looked at Han Xue Nai before lightly smiling and asking, and it was like an adult beguiling a kid.
“It’s you!” Han Xue Nai hadn’t reacted when Duan Ling Tian who stood at the side had already exclaimed in a low voice.
“You’re?” The robust middle aged man couldn’t help but be stunned when he heard Duan Ling Tian, and then he was unable to refrain from sizing Duan Ling Tian up. “Brother, do I know you?”
“Although you don’t know me, but the two of us have communicated more than once or twice before this, right? You wouldn’t be unable to even discern my voice, right?” Duan Ling Tian’s eyes narrowed as he spoke slowly.
When the robust middle aged man spoke, Duan Ling Tian had recognized his identity, it was precisely the first jade sword possessor that Duan Ling Tian had contacted, the owner of the sonorous voice.
“You… It’s you!” The robust middle aged man finally reacted, and he sized up Duan Ling Tian as if he was looking at a ghost before laughing bitterly. “I truly never imagine that you’re actually so young.” As he finished speaking, the robust middle aged man glanced at Han Xue Nai by Duan Ling Tian’s side, and he was speechless.
This fellow brought a young girl along? Does he think that Sword Monarch’s Treasure is a game?
“I’m called Dong Ming, brother, what’s your name?” The middle aged man asked.
“Duan Ling Tian,” said Duan Ling Tian.
“So it’s Brother Duan Ling Tian… Brother Duan Ling Tian, this is Elder Hu, he’s a senior of mine.” Meanwhile, the robust middle aged man introduced the azure clothed old man to Duan Ling Tian.
“Elder Hu.” Duan Ling Tian lightly smiled to greet the old man.
“Mmm.” Elder Hu only nodded indifferently to Duan Ling Tian before disregarding him completely. Obviously, Elder Hu didn’t take Duan Ling Tian seriously at all.
Duan Ling Tian paid no attention to it.
After all, his age was there for all to see, and it was indeed insufficient to draw the attention of others.
But Duan Ling Tian didn’t mind, yet Han Xue Nia beside him didn’t like it. “Geezer, didn’t you hear my Big Brother Ling Tian greeting you? This Young Miss hates old goats like you that look down on others because of being old!”