Chapter 681: Duan Ling Tian’s Background
Translator: KurazyTolanzuraytor Editor: Jay
Even though grade three Weapons Craftsmen had appeared in the history of the Darkhan Dynasty, it was only for a brief moment.
Moreover, that was already a matter of a few hundred years ago.
At this day, in the Darkhan Dynasty and even in the various other Dynasties, there wasn’t any word of the appearance of a grade three Weapons Craftsman.
It was precisely because of this that a grade three Weapons Craftsman could be considered to be an existence of legend in the eyes of the members of the Darkhan Dynasty.
It was imaginable that if a grade three Weapons Craftsman were to appear in a Dynasty, then it would surely cause an exceedingly great stir.
It was even to the extent that the Weapons Craftsman only had to promise a grade three spirit weapon as the price before being able to make the powers and experts of the various Dynasties to rush to his aid.
The temptation of a grade three spirit weapon was too great.
As the Emperor of the Darkhan Dynasty, although a grade four Weapons Craftsman was rare, it wasn’t to the point there being none, so he could disregard Xiang Ying.
But if it was a grade three Weapons Craftsman, then he had to be afraid.
“Your Majesty, if you think I’m speaking like this intentionally, then you can go ahead and act arbitrarily!” Xiang Ying looked at the Emperor with a calm expression as he spoke via voice transmission.
The Emperor’s expression was exceedingly gloomy, and for a moment, he didn’t know how to choose.
Presently, he was obviously slightly irrevocably committed.
If he didn’t do anything do Duan Ling Tian, then would his dignity as the Emperor of the Darkhan Dynasty’s still exist?
If he were to do something to Duan Ling Tian, then wouldn’t he likely offend the grade three Weapons Craftsman Xiang Ying spoke of?
Offending a grade three Weapons Craftsman wasn’t a joke.
A grade three Weapons Craftsman only had to pay the price of a few grade three spirit weapons before being able to urge the numerous experts of the various Dynasties to look for trouble with the Darkhan Dynasty’s Imperial Family.
The Darkhan Dynasty’s Imperial Family did possess great resources and reserves, and there were experts as numerous as the clouds in it, yet it was impossible for the Imperial Family to constantly keep an eye on and protect their descendants and disciples.
Who knew if the grade three Weapons Craftsman wouldn’t vent his anger on the direct descendant disciples of the Imperial Family?
At that time, even if the grade three Weapons Craftsman used a single grade three spirit weapon in exchange for the lives of 10 direct descendant disciples of the Imperial Family, there would probably be countless experts that came one after the other to put their lives on the line for it.
All of this wasn’t something he was willing to see.
“Hmm? Why isn’t his Majesty punishing Duan Ling Tian?” On the spectating area that belonged to the Imperial Family, Zi Shang sat upright as his brows frowned slightly.
He was originally prepared to watch the show, yet who knew that it would suddenly turn into awkward silence.
Right when the atmosphere in the Cage Battle Arena became slightly strange.
A white colored bolt of lightning flashed past the sky above the Cage Battle Arena, and it instantly arrived before the Emperor as he called out respectfully. “Imperial Uncle.”
The person that arrived by the Emperor’s side was precisely the white clothed young man, the person that presided over the first phase of the Dynasty Martial Competition yesterday.
At this moment, although his voice wasn’t loud, but it seemed to be exceptionally sonorous in the exceedingly silent Cage Battle Arena.
“Imperial Uncle?” For a time, many people were stunned.
“I never imagined that he’s actually a direct descendant disciple of the Imperial Family! I wonder which Prince’s son he is.”
“I only know that the black clothed young man is the second son of his Majesty… As for him, I’ve never heard of or seen him before.”
“The Second Prince is one of the three publicly acknowledged most outstanding young experts in our Darkhan Dynasty, and he’s equally famous as the Zhang Clan’s Eldest Young Master, Zhang Shou Yong, and the Ye Clan’s Eldest Young Master, Ye Xiao! Who wouldn’t know him?”
Within the Cage Battle Arena, the sounds of discussions went on ceaselessly, causing it to be extremely bustling.
Many people were curious towards the white clothed young man.
“Hmm?” When the Emperor heard this, he looked at the white clothed young man, his nephew, and asked via voice transmission. “Hao, what is it?”
The white clothed young man’s brows raised as he spoke something via voice transmission.
A short sentence caused the Emperor’s expression to change indeterminately before finally heaving a sigh of relief, and he seemed as if he’d obtained the answer to a difficult question.
Subsequently, the Emperor raised his head to look towards once of the first-class spectating area.
Duan Ling Tian frowned as he didn’t know what the Emperor was doing, but he still followed along the gaze of the Emperor to notice that two people he recognized sat where the Emperor was looking at.
The Ye Clan’s Patriarch and the Ye Clan’s Second Young Master, Ye Xiang.
But at this moment, there was another person between the two of them.
The was a young man with a calm expression, and he slightly resembled the Ye Clan Patriarch and Ye Xiang between the brows, causing Duan Ling Tian to be unable to help but think in his heart. “Could it be that he’s the Ye Clan’s Eldest Young Master, Ye Xiao?”
Presently, Duan Ling Tian wasn’t the ‘fool’ that had just arrived at the Darkhan Dynasty’s Capital.
He’d heard of some things that were widely known in the Darkhan Dynasty.
Within the Darkhan Dynasty, there were three extremely outstanding young geniuses that were publicly acknowledged as the top genius martial artists in the younger generation of the Darkhan Dynasty.
These people were respectively the Imperial Family’s Second Prince, Bai He, the Zhang Clan’s Eldest Young Master, Zhang Shou Yong, and the Ye Clan’s Eldest Young Master, Ye Xiao.
Amongst these three people, Duan Ling Tian only knew Zhang Shou Yong.
He clearly understood Zhang Shou Yong’s natural talent in the Martial Dao, and even in the entire Darkhan Dynasty, Zhang Shou Yong was absolutely a top existence.
Since Ye Xiao was capable of being equally famous as him, Ye Xiao would surely not be weak.
Duan Ling Tian’s thoughts hadn’t finished spinning when he heard the Emperor speaking to him once more, yet the Emperor’s tone had undergone a tremendous change.
“So you’re Big Brother Wu Dao’s son-in-law, it’s really as the saying goes, a misunderstanding caused two that are related to almost cause harm to each other… It’s indeed I who had done wrong as a senior today.” The Emperor changed his attitude on a whim, his gloomy expression had instantly become warm as if he’d instantly transformed into an amiable senior.
He had the appearance as if he was a magnanimous senior that wouldn’t fuss about things with his juniors.
This caused Duan Ling Tian to be unable to react for some time, and when he did, he glanced deeply at the Emperor.
Big Brother Wu Dao?
He naturally guessed who the Big Brother Wu Dao the Emperor mentioned was, it was undoubtedly the Feng Clan’s Eldest Master, Feng Wu Dao.
As for why the Emperor wouldn’t suddenly know of his relationship with Feng Wu Dao, based on Duan Ling Tian’s guess, it was surely related to the white clothed young man and the Ye Clan Patriarch.
Earlier, the white clothed young man ought to have warned the Emperor.
Subsequently, the Emperor looked towards the Ye Clan Patriarch because it was very likely that he used a voice transmission to ask about the relationship between Duan Ling Tian and Feng Wu Dao.
When the Emperor completely confirmed it, it caused the following changes in his expression.
“Looks like that white clothed young man is very concerned about it… He actually knows that the Ye Clan’s Patriarch has knowledge about my background.” Duan Ling Tian glanced deeply at the white clothed young man that stood by the Emperor’s side.
“The son-in-law of Lord Wu Dao?”
“So this young man from the Darkstone Empire has another layer of identity! Truly shocking.”
“Lord Wu Dao’s daughter is so outstanding, yet such a beauty is taken, what a pity.”
“A pity? Even if Lord Wu Dao’s daughter isn’t taken, do you think you have the chance? Laughable!”
After they knew of the relationship between Duan Ling Tian and Feng Wu Dao, the entire Cage Battle Arena was once again in an uproar.
“What?! He’s the son-in-law of Feng Wu Dao?” On the first-class spectating area that belonged solely to the Imperial Family, the old man in black clothed went slightly grim in expression.
“No… Impossible… How could this be?!” Zi Shang who sat by the old man’s side had an extremely unsightly expression, as it never occurred to him that Duan Ling Tian would have this identity as well.
He’d arrived at the Darkhan Dynasty for some time and knew some things of the Darkhan Dynasty in detail, and amongst these things included the matter about the Eldest Master of the Feng Clan.
He knew that the Feng Clan’s Eldest Master, Feng Wu Dao, was a top expert in the territory of the Darkhan Dynasty. Supposedly, his cultivation isn’t inferior to that strongest person of the Imperial Family.
Due to this, Feng Wu Dao’s status in the Darkhan Dynasty was special, and even the Emperor didn’t dare offend him lightly.
This was something that anyone with good sense would be able to discern from the change in attitude of the Emperor after he found out of Duan Ling Tian’s identity.
“I never imagined that this Duan Ling Tian is playing the role of a pretty boy as well.” Zi Yan’s beautiful brows knit slightly as she spat, and her tone was filled with disdain and contempt.
“Zi Shang.” The old man looked at Zi Shang and spoke with slight fear. “Originally, I didn’t have any reason to interfere in the matter between you and Duan Ling Tian… But now, since he has the identity of being the son-in-law of Feng Wu Dao, you can’t kill him intentionally!”
“Otherwise, even Master is unable to protect you.” As the old man finished speaking, his words were filled with fear, fear towards Feng Wu Dao.
Zi Shang had an unwilling expression as he muttered with a low voice. “Could it be that the enmity between me and Duan Ling Tian has to be let go like this?”
“Of course not!” The old man shook his head and said slowly, “It’s alright so long as you don’t kill him intentionally. At the same time, you can’t intentionally cripple his cultivation either… You can do anything else. Sometimes, humiliating a person is more painful than killing the person.”
With the reminder of the old man, Zi Shang’s eyes lit up.
If I trample wantonly on Duan Ling Tian’s dignity after I defeat him, wouldn’t that be even more wonderful?
With Duan Ling Tian’s pride, it would surely be difficult for Duan Ling Tian to endure the humiliation I give him.
He could imagine that Duan Ling Tian would surely feel that death was better than living at that time!
“Disciple understands.” Zi Shang took a deep breath as a piercingly cold light flashed deep within his eyes.
Meanwhile, when facing the Emperor that had changed his attitude, Duan Ling Tian only glanced at him indifferently before looking at Xiang Ying who was stunned at the side since long ago. “Pavilion Master Xiang, thank you for what you did earlier.”
Xiang Ying recovered from his shock when he heard Duan Ling Tian’s voice, and he laughed in self-ridicule. “Looks like I shouldn’t have interfered… If I knew you had such a relationship with the Feng Clan’s Eldest Master, then I wouldn’t have made a fool of myself earlier.”
Never had he imagined that Duan Ling Tian had such a relationship with the Feng Clan’s Eldest Master, Feng Wu Dao.
“No matter what, I, Duan Ling Tian, will remember this favor of yours in my heart.” Duan Ling Tian shook his head and spoke with a serious expression.
Subsequently, Duan Ling Tian invited Xiang Ying to sit at the spectating area with the members of the Darkstone Empire.
Originally, with Xiang Ying’s status and identity in the Darkhan Dynasty, he would disdain to sit at the second-class spectating area…
If he wanted to sit at the first-class spectating area, even the higher-ups of the Darkhan Dynasty’s Imperial Family would warmly invite him to the spectating area they sat at.