Chapter 659: A Mountain of Treasure That Can’t Be Used
Translator: KurazyTolanzuraytor Editor: Jay
“Father?” Ye Xiang was bewildered, completely bewildered.
Didn’t his father come to stand up for him?
“Bastard, you still have the face to call out to me? I don’t have a son like you!” The Ye Clan’s Patriarch had an enraged expression, and with a raise of his hand, he slapped Ye Xiang once more, hitting Ye Xiang to the point his face became like a ‘pig’s head’.
But even then, he still didn’t have any attention to stop.
Slap! Slap! Slap! Slap! Slap!
Numerous slaps were swung out by him, and Ye Xiang’s face was almost struck open by his father.
This scene was unexpected to Duan Ling Tian, yet with a quick thought, he couldn’t help but sigh in his heart. “As expected of a Clan’s Patriarch, he truly has resolution… He seems to be teaching his son a lesson, yet he’s actually protecting him.”
It was extremely easy for Duan Ling Tian to guess the Ye Clan Patriarch’s intentions.
Today, the Ye Clan’s Patriarch had come under the lead of Ye Xiang to denounce Feng Tian Wu’s crimes, and he naturally intended to deal with Feng Tian Wu.
But after he found out about Feng Tian Wu’s true identity, the Ye Clan’s Patriarch surely didn’t dare have any thought of taking revenge any longer.
Feng Tian Wu’s father was Feng Wu Dao.
Feng Wu Dao was the Eldest Master of the Feng Clan who possessed an extremely high cultivation, and in the rumors, he’d already surpassed the two ancestors of the Feng Clan and almost possessed a similar strength as the strongest person in the Darkhan Dynasty’s Imperial Family.
How could his Ye Clan dare offend an existence like this?
With a raise of his hand, the Ye Clan Patriarch knocked Ye Xiang out with a slap before looking respectfully and reverently at Feng Wu Dao as he lowered his head. “Lord Wu Dao, I haven’t taught my son well and caused my unfilial son to offend your daughter and son-in-law… I hope Lord Wu Dao can punish me for my wrongs.” The Ye Clan Patriarch spoke exceedingly humbly.
As for Feng Wu Dao, he had a calm expression from the beginning until the end, and it was as if what happened before was completely unrelated to him.
“Patriarch Ye.” Finally, Feng Wu Dao spoke indifferently. “Since you’ve already taught your son a lesson, this matter is done… I hope a similar incident doesn’t happen a second time.”
“Yes… Yes! Thank you, Lord Wu Dao.” The Ye Clan Patriarch felt relieved as he spoke respectfully.
Subsequently, he bid his farewell to Feng Wu Dao before carrying the fainted Ye Xiang and hastily leaving the estate Feng Wu Dao resided in and the Feng Clan.
All along the way, as he looked to the flesh that had split open on the face of his fainted son, his heart was dripping with blood.
Although in terms of natural talent, his second son was inferior to his eldest son, he was his son no matter what, after all. Now that Ye Xiang had been beaten to such a state by him, it would be a lie if he said his heart didn’t ache.
“Xiang, don’t blame father for being ruthless… If I didn’t use this trick of injuring you to win the forgiveness of Feng Wu Dao in time today, it is unknown if you could keep your life.” The Ye Clan Patriarch sighed.
There had always been a sentence that was spread throughout the Darkhan Dynasty — Offend the King of Hell rather than offend Wu Dao.
How terrifying Feng Wu Dao was could be seen from this.
After the Ye Clan father and son left, the spacious estate once again returned to peace.
“There’s another ten days of time… During these ten days, both of you must cultivate properly. Even a seventh level Void Initiation Stage martial artist might not be able to advance in the Dynasty Martial Competition.” Feng Wu Dao looked at Duan Ling Tian and Feng Tian Wu, and he spoke with a serious expression. “As for the final Martial Competition of the Ten Dynasties, it will be even more intense… At that time, if you don’t possess a cultivation at the Void Interpretation Stage, then you’ll probably have no qualification to compete for the top ten positions.”
Void Interpretation Stage!
Feng Wu Dao’s words were spoken clearly and decisively.
Feng Tian Wu’s beautiful face strained slightly, whereas, Duan Ling Tian’s face was calm instead.
This was something that he was mentally prepared for long ago, so he wasn’t so surprised.
“Tian Wu, return to you room first… I have something to say to Ling Tian.” Under Feng Wu Dao’s gesture, Feng Tian Wu left the room, whereas, Feng Wu Dao looked at Duan Ling Tian, and a contemplating smile unknowingly appeared on the corners of his mouth.
When he saw the smile on the corners of Feng Wu Dao’s mouth, Duan Ling Tian was first stunned, and then he laughed timidly. “Uncle Feng, what do you want to say to me?”
“Ling Tian, I want to know what your cultivation is now, and how is your comprehension of Concept? I heard Tian Wu say that you were far from using your full strength when dealing with that Ye Clan’s Second Young Master.” Feng Wu Dao glanced deeply at Duan Ling Tian as he asked.
“Uncle Feng, wouldn’t you know my cultivation and comprehension of Concept when the Dynasty Martial Competition begins?” Duan Ling Tian shook his head and smiled.
Feng Wu Dao laughed bitterly. “You little kid, you’re even keeping me guessing? Fine. At that time, let me see if you’re a match for Tian Wu.”
“Grandma Xu, prepare a room for Ling Tian.” Subsequently, Feng Wu Dao instructed Grandma Xu that stood at the side.
“Yes.” Grandma Xu replied respectfully before gesturing at Duan Ling Tian and bringing him along to leave the through the Audience Hall’s entrance.
Duan Ling Tian followed behind Grandma Xu and walked into a unique small courtyard.
The small courtyard was very clear, and so were the rooms within it. Obviously, it was cleaned regularly, and it only required some daily necessities to be prepared.
“Young Master Ling Tian, if you have any instructions, feel free to voice them… I won’t disturb you any longer.” After she prepared the daily necessities for Duan Ling Tian, Grandma Xu bid her farewell and left, and she closed the courtyard door on her way out.
After Grandma Xu left, Duan Ling Tian sat cross-legged on the bed and withdrew the Wind Concept Fragment before closing his eyes.
At this moment, Duan Ling Tian felt his mood had completely calmed.
But he didn’t circulate the Nine Dragons War Sovereign Technique to cultivate.
Presently, his Origin Energy had already arrived at the limit of the ninth level of the Void Initiation Stage, and he only lacked a critical factor before being able to break through to the Void Interpretation Stage!
This critical factor was to comprehend Intermediate Concept.
At this moment, Duan Ling Tian started to ponder slightly, and he made a conclusion towards the strength he possessed currently.
“My current cultivation is at the ninth level of the Void Initiation Stage. Merely my Origin Energy is comparable to the strength of 12 ancient horned dragons… Besides that, my Wind Concept has already broken through to the seventh level! Even though my seventh level Wind Concept is still at the Elementary stage, it’s sufficient to compare to the strength of seven ancient horned dragons.”
“Besides that, because of the lack of a Concept Fragment to assist my comprehension, my Lightning Concept’s advancement is far inferior to my Wind Concept. As for the Earth Concept, even though I possess the seventh level Advanced Concept Fragment left behind by the Earth Puppet in the Sword Monarch’s Treasure, but I’ve currently placed my entire heart and soul onto the Wind Concept. So I’m temporarily unable to divert my attention to comprehend it.” When he thought up to here, Duan Ling Tian couldn’t help but sigh in his heart.
Because of possessing a fifth level Advanced Wind Concept Fragment he obtained from the Sword Monarch’s Treasure that day to assist his comprehension, his comprehension of Wind Concept advanced by leaps and bounds.
Presently, he’d already comprehended until the seventh level.
“With the assistance of the Concept Fragment, the comprehension of Elementary Concept had indeed become exceedingly simple… I have a feeling that I will perhaps be able to comprehend eighth level Wind Concept before the Dynasty Martial Competition!” Duan Ling Tian thought to himself.
“As for the other two types of Concept… I’ve only comprehended Lightning Concept to the third level. The Earth Concept was the last concept I comprehended, and it’s only at the first level.
“Earth Concept is fine because I have the assistance of the seventh level Advanced Concept Fragment to be utilized in the future, and its advance would surely be exceedingly swift.” When he thought of the Lightning Concept, Duan Ling Tian was slightly helpless.
“But, possessing something is better than nothing… Third level Lightning Concept is capable of increasing my strength by the strength of three ancient horned dragons at any rate!” In next to no time, Duan Ling Tian felt at ease.
“Unfortunately, I don’t have a Lightning Concept Fragment in my possession… Otherwise, my advancement in Lightning Concept in the future will surely be extremely swift.” Of course, Duan Ling Tian only thought like this in his heart.
How could a Concept Fragment be something he could obtain just by thinking about it?
Not to mention anything else, just within the territory of the Darkhan Dynasty and the various Dynasties around it, there might not be a second person besides him that possessed Concept Fragments.
“Concept Fragments are too difficult to come by.” Duan Ling Tian sighed.
“There’s also those three Profundity Fragments…” Besides the Concept Fragments, there were also three Profundity Fragments in Duan Ling Tian’s possession.
The Profundity Fragments were left behind by the white clothed sword monarch, and they were respectively Profundity Fragments of Wind, Lightning, and Sword.
But, with Duan Ling Tian’s current comprehension in Concept, he was utterly unable to comprehend the three Profundity Fragments…
The Profundity Fragments would only be of use when Duan Ling Tian was able to comprehend his Wind, Lightning, and Sword Concepts to become a ninth level Advanced Concept.
Presently, Duan Ling Tian’s situation was no different than possessing a mountain of treasures, but he was unable to use a shred of it.
Only when he obtained the authority to unearth the mountain of treasures would he be able to utilize the treasures.
Obviously, Duan Ling Tian didn’t possess this authority now.
“As things are now, it’s completely useless for me to continue cultivating the Nine Dragons War Sovereign Technique… The matter of top priority now is to comprehend a higher level of Wind Concept!” Duan Ling Tian had a certain level of perception towards his plan to break through to the Void Interpretation Stage.
He put his mind and soul into comprehending Wind Concept!
To comprehend eighth level Wind Concept and even ninth level Wind Concept…
After he comprehended ninth level Wind Concept, advancing a step forward would be the first level Intermediate Wind Concept.
At that time, he would be able to break through to the Void Interpretation Stage.
With this understanding, Duan Ling Tian opened his eyes and got off his bed before walking out of the room, and then he stood in the courtyard and silently felt the breeze that blew on his face.
In his hand, he tightly gripped the Wind Concept Fragment.
“Wind…” At the same time, Duan Ling Tian’s mind and soul was completely immersed in his comprehension of Wind Concept.
Time silently passed by.
Deep in the night, Duan Ling Tian remained unmoving.
Suddenly, the door to the small courtyard was opened, and a thin and aged figure walked in with large strides, a figure of an old lady.
After the old lady placed the fine wine and delicacies in her hand onto the stone table in the courtyard, she glanced at the violet clothed young man that stood silently there before turning around and leaving, and she closed the door on her way out.
“Grandma Xu, is Ling Tian still cultivating?” The old lady had just walked a few steps when she heard a voice come from ahead.
“Eldest Master.” Grandma Xu bowed respectfully to the person that had arrived.
This person was precisely Feng Wu Dao.
Feng Wu Dao nodded.
“Young Master Ling Tian isn’t cultivating, and he’s instead standing in the courtyard. He seems to be comprehending Concept.” Grandma Xu spoke of everything she saw earlier.
“Comprehending Concept?” Feng Wu Dao’s brows raised, and then he walked up a few steps with interest and opened the door to the small courtyard Duan Ling Tian resided in.