Chapter 640: Wine Gourd
Translator: KurazyTolanzuraytor Editor: Jay
The gazes of the surrounding people became slightly peculiar for a time.
They never expected that a thing like this had happened earlier.
But when they recalled the scene from before, they realized that the development of the matter seemed to not be so smooth…
A situation seemed to have arisen on the side of the Second Young Master, Zhang Shou Yuan.
“Second Young Master cordially invited me to spar and said that we wouldn’t injure each other… So it was naturally not good for me to refuse.” Duan Ling Tian continued.
“But who would’ve expected that right when Second Young Master attacked me, he suddenly seemed to have been possessed by something and abandoned me to instead charge to the surface of the lake… He constantly shouted my name, yet constantly attacked the lake, and it was as if he’d lost his mind.” As he finished speaking, Duan Ling Tian’s eyes narrowed and looked at the woman. “Madam, could it be that the Second Young Master is really insane?”
“You… You…” The woman was angered to the point her expression went extremely unsightly, and she kept having the feeling that the course of the events was absolutely not so simple.
She understood her son better than anyone, and she could be sure that her son wasn’t insane.
Everything that happened earlier was absolutely related to the violet clothed young man before her.
But now, even if she spoke of her views, would anyone believe her?
Not to mention others, even she herself found it difficult to explain why the young man was able to make her son suddenly seem as if he’d gone insane and charge into the lake by himself before attacking the air and lake water like a madman.
“You’ve really made a good friend.” In the end, the woman glared at Duan Ling Tian before glancing deeply at Zhang Shou Yong, then she brought along the fainted Zhang Shou Yuan and slightly gnashed her teeth and spoke as she left.
For a time, the surrounding crowd sounded out with a wave of sighs.
“Second Young Master surely didn’t have any good intentions when he asked this guest of the Eldest Young Master to spar with him, and it was even to the extent that he wanted to use this to strike a blow at the Eldest Young Master.”
“This isn’t difficult to guess. But, perhaps Second Young Master himself didn’t know beforehand that the outcome would be like this.”
“Yeah, if he knew beforehand, he surely wouldn’t act in that way… This time, the Second Young Master has really loss face.”
“Didn’t you see how dark the Madam’s face was earlier?”
The surrounding crowd of spectators all guessed what had happened today.
The Second Young master and the Eldest Young Master being on bad terms was no secret in the Zhang Clan.
“All of you, disperse.” Zhang Shou Yong’s face revealed a brilliant smile when he saw the woman being forced to such a state, and then he looked at the crowd around the lake as he instructed.
Instantly, the surrounding crowd dispersed.
For a time, the entire lake and the pergola at the center of the lake had recovered its calm.
“Brother Ling Tian, I truly never imagined that after not seeing you for so many years, you actually have mastered such a terrifying ability… You don’t even have to make a move against a sixth level Void Initiation Stage martial artist before being able to control him in the grasp of your palm.” Zhang Shou Yong once again gestured for Duan Ling Tian to sit before being unable to refrain from sighing.
“It was just luck.” Duan Ling Tian spoke modestly.
“Brother Ling Tian, you’re too modest… I’ve never seen or heard of that method of yours! Looks like during the Dynasty Martial Competition this time, it wouldn’t be difficult for you to advance with your strength.” As he finished speaking, Zhang Shou Yong was filled with confidence towards Duan Ling Tian.
“I hope I can advance as well, and then go experience the young experts of the other nine dynasties.” Duan Ling Tian smiled.
Presently, his cultivation was at the fifth level Void Initiation Stage.
If nothing unexpected happened, then by relying on Origin Stones, he ought to be able to break through to the sixth level of the Void Initiation Stage before the Dynasty Martial Competition began half a year from now.
At that time, his Spiritual Force would advance to the eighth level of the Void Initiation Stage.
Perhaps, by executing the soul skill, Thousand Illusions, by relying on an eighth level Void Initiation Stage Spiritual Force, it would be sufficient for me to become eminent in the Darkhan Dynasty’s Martial Competition… But during the Dynasty Martial Competition, there would surely be no lack of experts from the various Empires and Dynasties amongst the spectating people.
Amongst these people, there would surely be no lack of Inscription Masters… Their Spiritual Force will surely be on the competing young geniuses at all times.
In the past, during the Young Genius Competition in the Darkstone Empire and the Genius Competition of the Azure Forest Imperial Kingdom, although there were Inscription Masters present, but there weren’t many… Moreover, the level of their Spiritual Force was limited and it was difficult for them see through the soul skill, Thousand Illusions, that I executed by combining my Spiritual Force with my soul brand.
But in the Darkhan Dynasty, there’re surely Inscription Masters that are able to see through the soul skill I execute… Once my soul skill, Thousand Illusions, is exposed, I’m afraid it would incur a calamity! Those Inscription Masters would surely be interested with the soul skill I possess.
So during the Dynasty Martial Competition, not only am I unable to utilize high grade spirit weapons, I’m even unable to use the soul skill, Thousand Illusions.
In his previous life, Duan Ling Tian was a mercenary that had walked out from mountains of corpses and seas of blood, and he knew the principle that the hearts of humans are vicious.
In this life, he’d even fused with the memories of the Rebirth Martial Emperor, and his thinking was even more cautious.
He wouldn’t allow himself to be place in unknown danger.
So he made a decision.
No matter if it was the Dynasty Martial Competition or the Martial Competition of the Ten Dynasties, if he didn’t have sufficient certainty that it wouldn’t be noticed by others, he wouldn’t easily utilize the soul skill, Thousand Illusions.
I hope that I can smoothly break through to the seventh level of the Void Initiation Stage during the Dynasty Martial Competition… Otherwise, it would be difficult for me to become eminent in the martial competition! Duan Ling Tian sighed to himself.
Now, I only hope that Pavilion Master Xiang is able to help me obtain a spirit fruit used by Void Initiation Stage martial artists before the Dynasty Martial Competition begins… Duan Ling Tian thought in his heart.
As for the Ageless Root, Duan Ling Tian didn’t dare think about it.
Of course, if he were to really be able to obtain the Ageless Root, Duan Ling Tian would surely be overjoyed.
Obtaining the Ageless Root meant that he would be able to refine the Rebirth Pill.
The medicinal strength of the Rebirth Pill was probably difficult to be absorbed by even a ten-thousandth with his current cultivation…
But even if it’s less than a ten-thousandth of the medicinal strength of the Rebirth Pill, it would surely be sufficient to allow him to advance by a few levels.
I’m currently at the fifth level of the Void Initiation Stage, if I’m able to consume the Rebirth Pill… I don’t dare say that I’ll be able to break through to the ninth level of the Void Initiation Stage in a short period of time, but attaining the eight level of the Void Initiation Stage is without suspense. This was something that Duan Ling Tian was exceedingly sure about.
The Rebirth Martial Emperor had once consumed the Rebirth Pill, and he was extremely clear about how terrifying the medicinal strength of the Rebirth Pill was.
But unfortunately, obtaining the Ageless Root isn’t a simple thing… Presently, I don’t dare think if I’ll be able to obtain the Ageless Root before the Dynasty Martial Competition. Duan Ling Tian thought to himself. I only hope that I’ll be able to obtain the Ageless Root before the Martial Competition of the Ten Dynasties so that I can refine the Rebirth Pill… Otherwise, it will be difficult for me to stand out and become eminent in the Martial Competition of the Ten Dynasties. Not long after, Wang Qiong brought along a few servant girls to carry the fine wine and delicacies and walked into the pergola and the center of the lake.
“Sister-in-law, sit down as well.” When Duan Ling Tian saw the servant girls put down the fine wine and delicacies, he smiled as he gestured to Wang Qiong.
Wang Qiong agreed and sat down by Zhang Shou Yong’s side, and then she looked at Zhang Shou Yong with slight worry mixed between her brows. “I heard the Madam came over earlier?”
Wang Qiong had obviously heard of what happened earlier, and she was clearly slightly afraid of the wife of the Zhang Clan’s Patriarch.
“Yes.” Zhang Shou Yong nodded. “There’s no need to pay attention to her… Even if she suspects Brother Ling Tian caused the incident today, she doesn’t have the slightest proof, and no one will believe her.”
Wang Qiong set her mind at rest when she heard this.
“Big Brother Zhang, Sister-in-law, it’s been a long time, a toast to both of you.” Duan Ling Tian raised his wine cup and looked at Wang Qiong and Zhang Shou Yong as he lightly smiled.
“Haha… Good!” Zhang Shou Yong laughed heartily as he hurriedly raised his wine cup and toasted.
For a time, the atmosphere in the pergola at the center of the lake rose, and Duan Ling Tian, Zhang Shou Yong, and Wang Qiong chatted cheerfully.
“Has Little Sister Fei not returned yet?” After three cups of wine, Wang Qiong asked Duan Ling Tian.
“No.” Duan Ling Tian shook his head and said with a smile, “This time, I intend to use the opportunity of the Martial Competition of the Ten Dynasties to head to the Foreign Lands… At that time, I’ll go look for Little Fei.”
Wang Qiong nodded.
Duan Ling Tian’s words were undoubtedly filled with confidence towards himself, confidence that he would be able to become eminent in the Martial Competition of the Ten Dynasties and join a power of the Foreign Lands.
“At that time, you and I can go together.” Zhang Shou Yong laughed.
After the three of them cleaned up the fine wine and delicacies, Duan Ling Tian looked at the wine gourd before Zhang Shou Yong’s waist, and his brows raised. “Big Brother Zhang, this wine gourd is your current weapon? You plan to use it against your enemies during the Dynasty Martial Competition and the Martial Competition of the Ten Dynasties?”
Zhang Shou Yong said with a smile, “Brother Ling Tian, I seem to have introduced it to you all those years ago, right? Don’t look down on it… It’s a grade five spirit weapon.”
“I know.” Duan Ling Tian nodded. “At that time, Big Brother Zhang said that this wine gourd of yours is able to hold 10,000 pounds of wine… But the group of young geniuses in the Dynasty Martial Competition surely possess grade five spirit weapons as well. Even if it’s a grade four spirit weapon, I’m afraid many young geniuses would possess them.”
“I know.” Zhang Shou Yong nodded, and then he sighed, “Our Zhang Clan gave me a grade four spirit weapon not long ago… But I’ve become accustomed to using this wine gourd, so I’m really not used to other grade four spirit weapons.” As he finished speaking, Zhang Shou Yong stretched out his hand to rub the wine gourd before his waist, and it was as if he was stroking his second lover.
The status of the wine gourd in Zhang Shou Yong’s heart could be seen from this.
“Big Brother Zhang, have you not thought of asking a grade four Weapons Craftsman to help you raise the grade of this wine gourd?” Duan Ling Tian smiled as he asked.
“Of course, and I’ve even mentioned it to my father… But unfortunately, that grade four Weapons Craftsman that our Zhang Clan is acquainted with is only skilled in refining sword or saber type grade four spirit weapons, and he isn’t confident in being able to refine special grade four spirit weapons like this wine gourd.” Zhang Shou Yong spoke with slight pity.
“Big Brother Zhang, go look for some materials, and then give those materials and this wine gourd to me… In a few days, I’ll return a completely new wine gourd to you. How about it?” said Duan Ling Tian to Zhang Shou Yong while constantly having a smile on his face.
Zhang Shou Yong was stunned when he heard Duan Ling Tian, and said with slight surprise, “Brother Ling Tian, you know a grade four Weapons Craftsman?”
Zhang Shou Yong suddenly felt that the violet clothed young man before him was truly more and more mysterious.