Chapter 623: Greed
Translator: KurazyTolanzuraytor Editor: Jay
After he stopped the bleeding with his Origin Energy, Duan Ling Tian who’d taken a lesson hurriedly coiled Origin Energy around his hand before stretching his hand out once more.
This time, he withdrew the three fragments in one go.
Just from outward appearance, these fragments were slightly similar to Concept Fragments, but there were extra strands of material aura that were like flames atop it.
One of the fragments was completely jade green, and it surroundings flickered with jade green flames.
“Wind Profundity Fragment!” With just a glance, Duan Ling Tian who’d fused with the memories of the Rebirth Martial Emperor was able to recognize this Profundity Fragment.
Another fragment was completely deep violet in color, and its surroundings flickered with violet colored flames that faintly contained some bolts of lightning striking about within it.
“Lightning Profundity Fragment!” Duan Ling Tian thought in his heart as he realized that his guess earlier was correct.
The last fragment was completely translucent and emitted a fierce and swift sword qi, and it was precisely a Sword Profundity Fragment.
“All these three Profundity Fragments are actually third level Profundity Fragments… Looks like that White Clothed Sword Monarch was an extraordinary figure during his time.” Duan Ling Tian guessed in his heart.
All three Profundities had been comprehended to the third level…
Such comprehension ability could be considered to be extraordinary even amongst the numerous Martial Monarchs.
“My gains aren’t bad.” Duan Ling Tian put away the three Profundity Fragments in his Spatial Ring, and a brilliant smile suffused his face.
But, the smile on his face was quickly restrained. “I wonder how Xue Nai, Little Black, Little White, and Little Gold are now… Didn’t that White Clothed Sword Monarch say I could leave once I obtained his inheritance? Where do I leave from?” Duan Ling Tian started looking all around.
In the end, he noticed something at a cavern wall at the side.
A small stone that bulged out had actually appeared suddenly on the cavern wall to the right.
Earlier, Duan Ling Tian didn’t notice it.
Duan Ling Tian walked out and patted the small stone, and he noticed that it could be moved.
Instantly, Duan Ling Tian pressed the small stone down.
In the next moment.
The cavern wall beside the small stone shook abruptly before directly splitting open and crumbling in the next moment.
Subsequently, a stone door appeared and slowly rose up.
After a short moment, another pitch black passageway had appeared before Duan Ling Tian’s eyes.
“This ought to be the exit.” Duan Ling Tian’s eyes lit up, and he directly walked in.
In his hand, a raging flame that was violet in color with copper edged appeared out of thin air in his hand, and it was precisely the Weapon Flame he used to illuminate the path.
If someone recognized this Weapon Flame and saw this scene, the person would surely be angered to the point of spitting blood.
The grade three Weapon Flame that was violet in color with copper colored edged was used to illuminate the path, and it was simply a reckless waste of god’s given gifts!
But Duan Ling Tian didn’t care about all this.
Not long after, Duan Ling Tian walked to the end of the passageway.
At the end of the passageway was a closed stone door.
Duan Ling Tian knocked the stone door and was able to notice that the stone door was constructed from special materials, and even a Void Interpretation Stage or Void Transformation Stage martial artist would probably find it impossible to harm with brute force.
“There ought to be a switch here.” When he thought up to here, Duan Ling Tian started looking around.
In the end, Duan Ling Tian found a small stone that stuck out on the cavern wall at the side of the stone door.
“I wonder where the stone door leads to.” Duan Ling Tian thought as he stretched out his hand to press onto the small stone.
At this moment, Duan Ling Tian noticed that it wasn’t just the stone door before him that slowly rose up, an enormous bang had sounded out from the end of the passageway behind him as well.
“Besides opening this stone door, this switch also closes the stone door at the other side?” Duan Ling Tian was stunned.
Meanwhile, Duan Ling Tian noticed that the stone door before him had already been opened, and the ground outside the stone door was covered in bits of rocks.
Duan Ling Tian walked out with large strides.
Only now did he notice that the stone door he walked out from now was covered by a layer of thick and heavy cavern wall as well.
The opening of the stone door caused the cavern wall outside to shatter.
“Brother Ling Tian!” Right at this moment, a familiar voice sounded out by Duan Ling Tian’s ear.
Duan Ling Tian look over to the source of the voice, and he noticed a robust middle aged man coming over from afar and had arrived before him after a short moment.
“Dong Ming!” Duan Ling Tian recognized the person that had arrived, and it was precisely the first possessor of a jade sword that he’d contacted that day, Dong Ming.
Right at this moment, another enormous bang sounded out.
Duan Ling Tian noticed that the stone door at the end of the passageway he just came out from and actually closed up once more.
Dong Ming was startled, and then he looked at Duan Ling Tian before speaking with an expression of admiration. “Brother Ling Tian, I really admire you for actually being able to enter the third level of the Sword Monarch’s Treasure.”
“You didn’t go in?” Duan Ling Tian was stunned and couldn’t refrain from asking.
Dong Ming laughed bitterly. “When I arrived at the end of the second level, all ten of the stairways had already been entered by someone… Only ten people may enter the third level, and because it was already too late when I arrived, I missed the opportunity.”
Duan Ling Tian came to a sudden understanding, and he recalled now that it was exactly like this.
“This place is…” Duan Ling Tian sized up the surroundings before noticing that this was the first level of the Sword Monarch’s Treasure, whereas, high above in the sky not too far ahead was condensed balls of dusky mist.
That place was precisely the entrance and exit of the Sword Monarch’s Treasure that was situated at the depths of the sea.
The door to the Sword Monarch’s Treasure was there.
“Where’re the others?” Duan Ling Tian looked around the surrounding, yet only saw Dong Ming, and he couldn’t help but ask curiously.
“There are another six people like me who were unable to enter the third level of the Sword Monarch’s Treasure… They’re probably at the second level now,” said Dong Ming.
This time, there were seven people that didn’t have the fortune of entering the third level.
Amongst the ten positions to enter the third level, Duan Ling Tian, Han Xue Nai, the little gold mouse, and the two little pythons had already occupied five positions.
The other remaining five positions were divided amongst 12 people, so there naturally would be seven people that obtained nothing.
“Why aren’t you waiting in the second level?” Duan Ling Tian asked curiously.
“Since I’ve already missed the opportunity to enter the third level, staying in the second level is useless as well, so I returned to the first level… But, Elder Hu entered into the third level, so I didn’t come for nothing in the end.” As he finished speaking, Dong Ming was slightly excited.
“He entered the third level, so what’re you excited about?” Duan Ling Tian’s face froze momentarily.
Dong Ming said with a smile, “Brother Ling Tian, there’s something you don’t know… I and Elder Hu had once discussed before that no matter what we obtain, we would share it equally.”
“What you mean is… He has to share half of the treasures he obtained with you?” Duan Ling Tian asked.
“Yes.” Dong Ming nodded.
Duan Ling Tian frowned. Wanting Elder Hu to share half of the treasures with Dong Ming?
Would he be so good?
Duan Ling Tian didn’t hold the slightest expectation.
“Why haven’t Xue Nai and the others come out?” Duan Ling Tian and Dong Ming chatted idly for some time, and he couldn’t help but frown when he noticed that Xue Nai, the little gold mouse, and the two little pythons still hadn’t come out, and his face was suffused with a wisp of worry.
“Brother Ling Tian, is the third level extremely dangerous?” Dong Ming’s heart jerked when he saw the worry on Duan Ling Tian’s face.
“It isn’t just dangerous, it’s simply lethal…” When he heard Dong Ming, Duan Ling Tian recalled the scenes he encountered in the third level, and he couldn’t help but feel a slight lingering fear in his heart for some time.
Dong Ming’s face went grim when he heard this, and he spoke with slight worry. “I wonder how Elder Hu is now…”
If Elder Hu died in the third level, then he would really be considered to have come for nothing this time.
“Eh, Brother Ling Tian has returned.” Suddenly, a surprised exclaim sounded out from afar.
Subsequently, Duan Ling Tian saw six people moving directly towards him…
Amongst these six people, three of them had once received a favor from him.
On the way here, because of these comparatively lower cultivations, it was difficult for the Origin Energy barrier that arose on the surface of these three people’s bodies to withstand the pressure at the depths of the ocean, and it was he who’d allowed them to ascend the Three-Eyed Flame Tiger’s back to seek shelter.
The cultivations of these three people were all at the fourth level of the Void Initiation Stage.
Now, the three of them were slightly warmhearted as they looked at Duan Ling Tian, whereas, when the other three people looked at Duan Ling Tian, traces of a sheen of greed was mixed within the depths of their gaze.
Although it was concealed extremely deeply, it was still clearly noticed by Duan Ling Tian.
The cultivations of these other three people were all at the fifth level of the Void Initiation Stage.
Presumably, it was exactly because their cultivations were low that they weren’t able to arrive at the end of the second level in time and missed the opportunity to enter the third level.
“Brother Ling Tian, did you obtain anything in the third level?” One of the three people that treated him warmly asked curiously.
“It’s not bad.” Duan Ling Tian lightly smiled and nodded.
“Congratulations, Brother Ling Tian.” The other two people congratulated Duan Ling Tian in unison.
But in next to no time, Duan Ling Tian noticed their expressions freeze, and it seemed as if they’d suddenly recalled something.
Subsequently, Duan Ling Tian noticed that a sheen of conflict flickered within the depths of their eyes.
In the end, the sheen of conflict vanished and was replaced by greed.
The smile on Duan Ling Tian’s face didn’t change, yet the depths of his gaze contained slight coldness.
According to his guess, these three people that originally treated him warmly had probably received the voice transmission from the other three people now, and they’d formed some sort of agreement.
The facts proved that Duan Ling Tian had entirely guessed correctly the intentions of the other three people.
In the blink of an eye, Duan Ling Tian was surrounded by the six of them.
“What are all of you doing?!” Dong Ming’s face went grim when he saw the scene before him, and he asked with a shout.
“Dong Ming, this matter is unrelated to you, and it’s best if you stay at the side… Otherwise, we’ll kill you as well!” One of the fifth level Void Initiation Stage martial artists swept Dong Ming with a cold and indifferent gaze as he threatened.
This person was exactly one of the three fifth level Void Initiation Stage that aroused greed towards Duan Ling Tian in their hearts earlier.
“Hmph! Dong Ming, I advise you to mind your own business… You’re only at the fifth level of the Void Initiation Stage, yet we have three fifth level Void Initiation Stage martial artists here. Any two of us is sufficient to annihilate you!” Another person spoke out.
Dong Ming’s face sank as he naturally knew that what the two people said was the truth.
If he helped Duan Ling Tian, he would probably be unable to escape death.
“Don’t all of you forget of Young Miss Xue Nai that’s by Brother Ling Tian’s side… If all of you dare lay a hand on him, Young Miss Xue Nai would absolutely not let all of you off!” Dong Ming took a deep breath and brought up Han Xue Nai.
As soon as Dong Ming finished speaking, those three people that were incited to deal with Duan Ling Tian went pale.
But in next to no time, they gritted their teeth and became resolute.
Wealth comes from danger…
One is unable to catch a tiger’s cubs without venturing into the tiger’s den.
They were going all out!