Chapter 693: A Defensive Martial Skill That’s Almost A Heaven Rank Martial Skill
Translator: KurazyTolanzuraytor Editor: Jay
As one of the only four grade four Weapons Craftsmen in the Darkhan Dynasty, Xiang Ying’s research into the Dao of Weapons Refinement was extremely deep.
It was precisely because of this that he would know what a grade three spirit weapon that provided an amplification of 70% meant.
As the Vice Guild Master of the Main Guild of the Weapons Craftsmen Guild in the Darkhan Dynasty, Xiang Ying’s knowledge towards this group that is Weapons Craftsmen wasn’t limited to the Darkhan Dynasty and the surrounding Dynasties.
After all, the faraway Foreign Lands possessed Weapons Craftsmen Guilds as well.
It was even to the extent that every few tens of year, the Weapons Craftsmen Guild of the Foreign Lands would send a special ambassador to the Darkhan Dynasty’s Weapons Craftsmen Guild to guide them in the Dao of Weapons Refinement.
Those special ambassadors were usually grade three Weapons Craftsmen.
Every time those special ambassadors left the Darkhan Dynasty’s Weapons Craftsmen Guild, they would leave behind a piece of their work which was either a grade three spirit weapon or grade two spirit weapon.
The Weapons Craftsmen Guild of the Darkhan Dynasty was the only place in the Darkhan Dynasty that possessed a grade two spirit weapon.
But the spirit weapons left behind by these special ambassadors couldn’t be misappropriated.
No matter if it was the grade two spirit weapons or grade three spirit weapons in the Weapons Craftsmen Guild, not to mention a spirit weapon that was at the top amongst the top grade, there wasn’t even a single one that could be said to be top grade.
Amongst the grade three spirit weapons collected by the Weapons Craftsmen Guild, most of them amplified strength by 67%, and a few were capable of amplifying strength by 68%.
Yet now, he’d seen a grade three spirit weapon that could provide an amplification of 70% here, so how could he not be shocked?
“The last time the special ambassador came seemed to have been 30 years ago…” At that time, Xiang Ying was only a disciple of an ordinary clan in the Darkhan Dynasty. “Supposedly, that special ambassador claimed to be a top figure amongst grade three weapons craftsmen… But the grade three spirit weapon refined by him was only capable of providing an amplification of 68%.”
“Besides that, this grade three spirit weapon in the possession of Young Miss Tian Wu… When did the Feng Clan have a grade three Weapons Craftsman?” When his feelings gradually calmed, Xiang Ying frowned and was slightly unable to wrap his head around it.
According to his knowledge, even the Feng Clan’s Eldest Master, Feng Wu Dao, only possessed a grade four spirit weapon that provided an amplification of 59%, and could be said to be top grade.
Now, he was truly unable to wrap his head around how such a grade three spirit weapon appeared in the hands of Feng Wu Dao’s daughter.
Suddenly, a flash of enlightenment arose in his mind, and he slightly turned his head to glance at the violet clothed young man that sat silently on a seat in the back. “Could it be that it’s because of Brother Ling Tian?”
He knew that Duan Ling Tian had a grade three Weapons Craftsman behind him.
So when he thought about the relationship between Duan Ling Tian and Feng Tian Wu, he guessed that it was very likely that the grade three spirit weapon in Feng Tian Wu’s possession was refined by the grade three Weapons Craftsman behind Duan Ling Tian.
The more he thought about it, the surer he became.
But he temporarily didn’t point it out, as he wanted to confirm it a step further. “If the grade three spirit weapon in Young Miss Tian Wu’s possession is really from Brother Ling Tian… Then Brother Ling Tian surely possesses a grade three spirit weapon as well!”
Besides Xiang Ying, there were many Weapons Craftsmen present here.
Presently, their gazes stared fixedly at the grade three spirit whip in Feng Tian Wu’s hand, and they wished for nothing more than to directly charge forward and seize it away before making it their own.
But when they thought of Feng Wu Dao who backed Feng Tian Wu, all of them seemed as if they were doused in cold water and were completely helpless.
Within the Darkhan Dynasty, no one dare doubt Feng Wu Dao’s strength.
The grade three spirit weapon in Feng Tian Wu’s possessed gave rise to a wave of noise and excitement in the Cage Battle Arena, and most people including the two old men that were presiding over the selections were shocked to the extreme.
If who was comparatively more composed amongst the people present was pointed out, then it would undoubtedly be Feng Tian Wu herself, Duan Ling Tian, Feng Wu Dao, and Elder Kong.
Because they knew beforehand, so they weren’t surprised.
“Big… Big Brother.” The Feng Clan’s Patriarch, Feng Tian Nan, looked at Feng Wu Dao with a slight loss of composure, and his voice trembled slightly. “The grade three spirit weapon in Tian Wu’s possession…”
At this moment, he’d even completely forgotten that Feng Tian Wu had defeated Feng Yun Xiang.
“That’s a present a grade three Weapons Craftsmen gave to Tian Wu because of my son-in-law.” Feng Wu Dao spoke unhurriedly.
As soon as Feng Wu Dao said this, it wasn’t just the Feng Clan’s Patriarch, even the other higher-ups were stunned.
Subsequently, their gazes descended in unison onto the second-class spectating area that the members of the Darkstone Empire sat at.
More precisely speaking, their gazes descended onto the violet clothed young man.
Duan Ling Tian has a grade three Weapons Craftsman backing him?
For a time, the members of the Feng Clan were shocked greatly.
They originally thought that Duan Ling Tian was able to become Feng Wu Dao’s son-in-law because his luck was good, and all of them felt that Duan Ling Tian had risen in social standing and joined their Feng Clan… But now, they didn’t think like this.
What a joke!
Even the Emperor of the Darkhan Dynasty would probably wish for nothing more than to betroth his daughter to a figure that is backed by a grade three Weapons Craftsman, right?
“Hmm?” Duan Ling Tian noticed the burning gazes of the Feng Clan members at the first possible moment.
In next to no time, he guessed what was going on and hurriedly send a voice transmission into the ears of Feng Wu Dao and Elder Kong. “Uncle Feng, Elder Kong… Both of you have sold me out just like that?”
“Haha… Brother Duan, the Eldest Master didn’t sell you out. He only said that there’s a grade three Weapons Craftsman backing you.” Elder Kong’s voice transmission was filled with amusement.
Duan Ling Tian caught his breath when he heard this.
It was fine like this.
It the news that he himself was a grade three Weapons Craftsman spread out, then he could have imagined that he would surely become the center of all attentions, and he didn’t like the feeling of being looked at like a monkey.
“A grade three spirit weapon that provides an amplification of 70%… Where did this Feng Clan’s Eldest Master’s daughter obtain this spirit weapon?” The Darkhan Dynasty’s Emperor had a slightly serious expression.
Even the Darkhan Dynasty’s Imperial Family only possessed a single grade three spirit weapon, yet it was only capable of providing an amplification of 67% and was simply trash when compared with the grade three spirit weapon in Feng Tian Wu’s possession.
“In the Darkhan Dynasty, the single one possessed by our Imperial Family is publicly known of… Of course, most people know clearly in their hearts that there are many grade three spirit weapons in our Darkhan Dynasty’s Weapons Craftsmen Guild’s Main Guild, and there are even many grade two spirit weapons.” The black robed old man muttered. “Could it be that the grade three spirit weapon in the hands of Feng Tian Wu is from the Weapons Craftsmen Guild’s Main Guild?”
“No.” The Emperor shook his head and spoke extremely surely. “There isn’t a single grade three spirit weapon in the Weapons Craftsmen Guild that can be called a top grade spirit weapon that provided an amplification of 69%, let alone something at the top amongst the top grade that can provide an amplification of 70%.”
“Moreover, not to mention the members of the Feng Clan, the spirit weapons of the Weapons Craftsmen Guild’s Main Guild are something that even the Guild Master can’t utilize himself.”
“So to say the grade three spirit weapon in Feng Tian Wu’s possession was obtained from somewhere else?” The old man couldn’t help but gasp. “Looks like it’s very likely that Feng Wu Dao went to the Foreign Lands and became acquainted with a grade three Weapons Craftsman.”
“There’s this possibility.” The Emperor nodded and then sighed. “A spirit weapon like this in the hands of a grade eight Void Initiation Stage martial artist… It’s truly a waste of god’s given gifts!”
The nearby Bai Hao, Zi Shang, and Zi Yan agreed deeply.
“Hmph!” As for the Second Prince, Bai He, he had an expression of displeasure.
To think that he himself, the dignified Second Prince of the Darkhan Dynasty, didn’t possess a grade three spirit weapon, yet a little girl possessed a grade three spirit weapon, and it caused him to be extremely resentful.
In the sky above the Cage Battle Arena, Feng Tian Wu put away the grade three spirit whip that was the focus of everyone’s attention before returning to the first-class spectating area that belonged to the Feng Clan and stood there in the air.
“Now, the other 10 people can issue a challenge.” The old man that presided over the second round of selections recovered from his shock and reminded with a loud voice.
Perhaps it was because they were unable to recover from their shock, the other ten young geniuses didn’t react after a very long time.
In the end, it was Su Li who was the first to recover from his shock and fly out to arrive in the sky above the Cage Battle Arena.
His gaze flashed past one by one of the nine young geniuses that he could choose.
In the end, his gaze locked onto the single eighth level Void Initiation Stage young genius amongst the nine young geniuses. “You.”
At this moment, Su Li was still shocked in his heart.
The Feng Clan’s Eldest Master’s daughter actually possessed a grade three spirit weapon, and it was a grade three spirit weapon that could provide an amplification of 70%… In terms of the strength of amplification, it far surpassed the grade three spirit sword in his possession!
Besides that, the defensive martial skill Feng Tian Wu executed earlier caused him to be extremely shocked as well.
That was a defensive martial skill that could be executed by relying on one’s spirit weapon while combining it with Origin Energy and Concept. “According to Master, it seems that only Heaven Rank defensive martial skills are capable of being flawlessly executed while combined with spirit weapons?”
But weren’t Heaven Rank martial skills only able to be utilized by relying upon Intermediate Concepts or above?” This was something that Su Li couldn’t understand no matter how he wracked his brains.
Actually, it wasn’t just Su Li, even Duan Ling Tian was puzzled as well.
Because what Su Li’s master told him was something Duan Ling Tian knew clearly of from the memories of the Rebirth Martial Emperor.
“Tian Wu.” Duan Ling Tian couldn’t refrain from asking via voice transmission. “The defensive martial skill you utilized earlier…”
“Big Brother Duan, the defensive martial skill I executed earlier is formidable, right?” Before Duan Ling Tian could finish speaking, Feng Tian Wu had already interrupted him via voice transmission, and her tone was filled with complacency.
“It is.” Duan Ling Tian nodded, and then he said, “Tian Wu, according to my knowledge, only Heaven Rank defensive martial skills are capable of being utilized flawlessly while combined with spirit weapons. Yet the Concept you’ve comprehended now ought to be insufficient to utilize a Heaven Rank martial skill, right?”
“Big Brother Duan, what I utilized earlier wasn’t a Heaven Rank martial skill… This defensive martial skill is something my Father obtained by chance many years ago, and it’s a high grade Earth Rank defensive martial skill that’s almost a Heaven Rank martial skill.”
“Its biggest distinguishing feature is being able to be executed while relying on one’s spirit weapon.” Feng Tian Wu explained slowly.
“So that’s how it is.” Duan Ling Tian came to a sudden understanding, and he couldn’t help but be slightly shocked in his heart. “Even if it’s executed along with one’s spirit weapon, an ordinary Earth Rank martial skill is unable to flawlessly fuse its amplification force into the martial skill, and only a Heaven Rank defensive martial skill is capable of achieving this.”
Being able to rely on the amplification of spirit weapons to execute a high grade Earth Rank defensive martial skill without comprehending Intermediate Concept was something that even the Rebirth Martial Emperor had never heard or seen before.