Chapter 637: Zhang Shou Yuan
Translator: KurazyTolanzuraytor Editor: Jay
“I don’t have any ill intentions.” Duan Ling Tian lightly smiled and said, “I just want to ask the both of you… Is the Zhang Clan Eldest Young Master both of you are speaking about called Zhang Shou Yong?”
“Yes.” The two middle aged men’s expressions eased up when they saw Duan Ling Tian was only asking this, and they nodded.
“Do both of you know where the Zhang Clan is?” Duan Ling Tian asked again.
“You know the Zhang Clan’s Eldest Young Master?” Meanwhile, the two middle aged men reacted to the meaning behind Duan Ling Tian’s words, and their expressions contained slight seriousness mixed within.
No matter if it was the Zhang Clan or the Zhang Eldest Young Master, they were both existences that were unreachable to the two middle aged men.
“Yes. He’s my friend… It’s already been over two years since I saw him.” Duan Ling Tian lightly smiled and nodded.
In the next moment, Duan Ling Tian noticed that the two middle aged men before him looked at him with a completely different gaze.
It was a gaze that contained slight reverence.
“The Zhang Clan Estate of the Zhang Clan is over there…” In next to no time, the two middle aged men hurriedly guided Duan Ling Tian on the path towards the Zhang Clan.
“Thank you.” After he found of the location of the Zhang Clan, Duan Ling Tian thanked the two middle aged men before walking over with large strides.
In next no time, Duan Ling Tian arrived outside a spacious estate.
“This Zhang Clan estate is slightly smaller than the Feng Clan Estate… Looks like in the Capital of the Darkhan Dynasty, there’s still a certain distance between the Zhang Clan and the Feng Clan.” Duan Ling Tian guessed in his heart.
At the entrance to the Zhang Clan Estate, Duan Ling Tian was stopped by a few Zhang Clan guards.
“What are you? What are you here for?” The Zhang Clan guards looked vigilantly at Duan Ling Tian.
“I’m look for Big Brother Zhang, Zhang Shou Yong.” Duan Ling Tian nodded to the Zhang Clan guards and spoke directly.
“You… You’re a friend of the Eldest Young Master?” Instantly, the Zhang Clan guard’s expressions eased up, and they looked at Duan Ling Tian with gazes that contained slight respect.
The Eldest Young Master was a legend to members of the Zhang Clan like them.
At that time before the Eldest Young Master left the clan, he was the top genius of the Zhang Clan.
This time, because of the Martial Competition of the Ten Dynasties, their Eldest Young Master had returned to participate in the Dynasty Martial Competition, and it caused they Zhang Clan’s confidence to increase greatly.
As far as everyone in the Zhang Clan was concerned, with their Eldest Young Master’s strength, becoming eminent in the Dynasty Martial Competition and obtaining the qualification to participate in the Martial Competition of the Ten Dynasties wasn’t difficult.
Now, when they found out that the violet clothed young man before them was the friend of their Eldest Young Master, they naturally didn’t dare be disrespectful to him.
“What? All of you suspect that I’m a fraud? Your Eldest Young Master ought to be home right…? Bring me to go see him, and if I’m a fraud, he’ll be able to discern it with a single glance.” Duan Ling Tian shook his head and smiled.
“No… No… We didn’t mean it like that.”
“Exactly, we believe Young Master, we believe.”
The Zhang Clan guards were instantly in a panic when they heard Duan Ling Tian.
What a joke!
If the Eldest Young Master found out that they doubted his friend, in his rage, wouldn’t they be punished severely?
“Young Master, I’ll bring you along to see the Eldest Young Master.” In next to no time, a Zhang Clan guard stood out to speak respectfully to Duan Ling Tian.
Duan Ling Tian nodded and followed behind the Zhang Clan guard to enter the Zhang Clan Estate.
Under the lead of the guard, Duan Ling Tian moved all the way through the Zhang Clan Estate to finally arrive outside a courtyard.
In the courtyard, there just happened to be a servant girl walking with a broom, and she’d obviously just cleaned the courtyard.
“Is the Eldest Young Master here?” The Zhang Clan guard asked the servant girl.
“The Eldest Young Master is admiring flowers by the lake with the Eldest Young Mistress,” said the servant girl.
Subsequently, the Zhang Clan guard brought along Duan Ling Tian to head over to the other side.
They moved through to finally arrive near a vast lake.
This lake was obviously intentionally dug by the Zhang Clan. It occupied a vast area, and there was a winding stone bridge atop the lake.
“The Eldest Young Master is over there.” The Zhang Clan guard brought Duan Ling Tian to arrive by the lake, and he spoke to Duan Ling Tian while looking towards a pergola at the center of the lake.
Duan Ling Tian nodded.
He’d noticed since long ago that at the pergola in the distance was a man and woman standing in it, and they were admiring the carpet of flowers at the side of the pergola.
This man and woman weren’t unfamiliar to Duan Ling Tian, it was precisely Zhang Shou Yong and Wang Qiong.
“You go ahead about your business… I’ll go over myself.” Duan Ling Tian nodded to the Zhang Clan guard before stepping onto the stone bridge and heading towards the pergola at the center of the lake.
The Zhang Clan guard didn’t leave directly, and he stood on the spot as he silently watched Duan Ling Tian walk towards the pergola.
Now, he wanted to confirm if this violet clothed young man knew his Zhang Clan’s Eldest Young Master.
If the young man didn’t know his Zhang Clan’s Eldest Young Master, then it was equivalent to him bringing over a time bomb.
If the Eldest Young Master were to become enraged because of this, he would surely land in serious trouble.
“Looks like I thought too much.” In next to no time, this Zhang Clan guard saw that the Eldest Young Master in the pergola move over excitedly to greet the violet clothed young man after he saw him.
Meanwhile, he set his mind at rest and turned around to leave.
At the side of the pergola, Duan Ling Tian looked at the white robed young man that moved over to greet him. “Big Brother Zhang.”
“Haha… Brother Ling Tian, you’ve finally come.” Zhang Shou Yong walked over with large strides to arrive before Duan Ling Tian, and his face revealed a brilliant smile.
Subsequently, Duan Ling Tian was led into the pergola by Zhang Shou Yong.
“Sister-in-law.” Duan Ling Tian looked at Wang Qiong who was within the pergola and lightly smiled as he greeted her.
Wang Qiong smiled in reply, and then said sensibly, “Both of you have already not seen each other for a long time, sit down and have a good chat… I’ll go prepare some fine wine and delicacies for the both of you.” As she spoke, Wang Qiong turned and left.
“Big Brother Zhang, you’re truly fortunate to meet such a wonderful person like sister-in-law.” As he looked at Wang Qiong’s figure that vanished into the distance, Duan Ling Tian praised.
“When we talk about fortune, how can I compare to Brother Ling Tian? An outstanding woman like Little Sister Li Fei is only one of your two fiancées.” Zhang Shou Yong shook his head.
“What? Big Brother Zhang, you want to look for another one?” Duan Ling Tian joked.
“F**k off! Don’t get me into trouble, kid.” Zhang Shou Yong glared at Duan Ling Tian, and then he called Duan Ling Tian over to sit before the stone table in the pergola.
“Brother Ling Tian, you’ve probably been here for a long time, right? Why have you only come to look for me now?” Zhang Shou Yong looked at Duan Ling Tian as he asked.
Duan Ling Tian laughed embarrassedly. “Although I arrived at the Darkhan Dynasty’s Capital long ago, I also left for a period of time… I’ve only just returned.”
Zhang Shou Yong came to a sudden understanding, and then he said with a smile, “I heard that amongst the young geniuses from the Darkstone Empire, there are a few more people with strengths that are not bad… There’s one who’s called Mo Xuan that had obtained the honor of being the number one young expert in the Darkstone Empire during the Young Genius Competition half a year ago?”
“Yes.” Duan Ling Tian nodded.
Half a year ago, during the Darkstone Empire’s Young Genius Competition, Mo Xuan was the last to make an appearance, and he used his cultivation at the third level of the Void Initiation Stage to suppress all the young geniuses of the Darkstone Empire.
At that time, even Duan Ling Tian didn’t dare rashly go against him.
Of course, it was only at that time.
Presently, Duan Ling Tian felt that he wasn’t afraid of Mo Xuan any longer.
Unless Mo Xuan had fortuitous encounters like him, it would be impossible for Mo Xuan to compare to him.
Right now, his cultivation had already broken through to the fifth level of the Void Initiation Stage, and his Spiritual Force had even attained the seventh level of the Void Initiation Stage.
So long as a seventh level Void Initiation Stage martial artist wasn’t an Inscription Master, it would impossible for the martial artist to escape the fate of being affected by the illusory space construct by his soul skill, Thousand Illusions.
Moreover, relying on the Wind Concept Fragment, at the same time that Duan Ling Tian’s cultivation was advancing by leaps and bounds, his comprehension in Wind Concept wasn’t slow in the slightest.
Presently, Duan Ling Tian’s Elementary Wind Concept had already been comprehended to the fifth level.
Fifth level Void Initiation Stage cultivation and a fifth level Wind Concept, coupled with a seventh level Void Initiation Stage Spiritual Force, it was sufficient for Duan Ling Tian to dominate the various young geniuses of the Darkstone Empire.
If one were to speak about the person that he feared the most amongst the nine young geniuses of the Darkstone Empire, it would undoubtedly be his good friend, Su Li.
Su Li possessed a mysterious and unfathomable Master.
Presently, Su Li’s cultivation would probably not be at the fourth level of the Void Initiation Stage like he saw before.
After Su Li, Duan Ling Tian feared Long Yun quite more.
“Long Yun possesses a Master as well, and his Master isn’t much inferior to Su Li’s Master… Perhaps, Long Yun’s current strength has already almost caught up to Mo Xuan.” Duan Ling Tian guessed in his heart.
As far as Duan Ling Tian was concerned, unless Mo Xuan had the fortuitous encounters that he, Su Li, and Long Yun possessed, otherwise, it would be difficult for Mo Xuan to surpass the three of them in Mo Xuan’s entire lifetime.
“Do you have the confidence to defeat him now?” Zhang Shou Yong stared at Duan Ling Tian with a gaze that contained deep meaning.
“I don’t dare speak about confidence… I’ll only know after I try.” Duan Ling Tian shrugged and spoke modestly.
Subsequently, Duan Ling Tian said with a smile, “Big Brother Zhang, I heard that your cultivation had already broken through to the eighth level of the Void Initiation Stage now…. Half a year later, before the Dynasty Martial Competition arrives, you even might be able to break through to the ninth level of the Void Initiation Stage?”
Zhang Shou Yong smiled lightly. “Not necessarily… Presently, I’ve only touched the threshold to the ninth level of the Void Initiation Stage, and there’s still a period of distance before I’m able to break through.”
“Big Brother Zhang, you’re being modest.” Duan Ling Tian shook his head, and then he asked curiously. “Big Brother Zhang, how about your Earth Concept?”
Right at this moment, a sudden voice interrupted Duan Ling Tian.
“Big Brother, I heard your friend has come over?” In the distance, a calm voice sounded out.
The voice sounded calm, yet Duan Ling Tian was able to sense a trace of unobvious envy and hate within it.
Duan Ling Tian raised his head and looked over.
A robust young man around the age of 30 that wore blue clothes and had a medium stature walked over with large strides, and in the blink of an eyes, he’d arrived into the pergola at the center of the lake.
Meanwhile, Zhang Shou Yong stood up and glanced indifferently at the person that had arrived before introducing to Duan Ling Tian. “Brother Ling Tian, this is my second brother, Zhang Shou Yuan.”
Duan Ling Tian lightly smiled and nodded to the robust young man, Zhang Shou Yuan.
No matter what, this person was the second brother of Zhang Shou Yong, and he couldn’t be discourteous.
But in next to no time, the smile on Duan Ling Tian’s face froze.
When faced with Duan Ling Tian’s greeting, not only did Zhang Shou Yuan pay no attention to it, he instead stretched out his hand to dig his ears as a wisp of disdain suffused his face.