Chapter 718: Saint Weapon? An Amplification of 100%?
Translator: KurazyTolanzuraytor Editor: Jay
If Duan Ling Tian was an ordinary Void Initiation Stage martial artist, it would naturally be impossible that he would think so much.
The reason he thought so much and his guess was based on evidence was entirely because he’d fused with the two lifetimes worth of memories of the Rebirth Martial Emperor.
Moreover, he’d once encountered a formidable soul that wanted to destroy his soul and seize his body.
So, no one was clearer about souls seizing another’s body than Duan Ling Tian.
“According to the memories of the Rebirth Martial Emperor, if one’s soul is sufficiently strong, one can directly destroy the soul of another and occupy the person’s body, effectively replacing the person.”
“However, if one’s soul had suffered an extremely great blow and only an incomplete soul remained, then it would be difficult to destroy the soul of another and occupy the person’s body.”
“But, even though it’s impossible to completely occupy the person’s body, yet it wasn’t a problem to occupy it for a short period of time…” When the thought up to here, Duan Ling Tian couldn’t help but gasp
The more he thought about it, the more he felt that his guess was correct.
“Besides that, when I encountered the Devilseal Tablet all those years ago, there was a formidable soul sealed within it… In other words, the Devilseal Tablet is able to seal souls!”
“Whereas when the black colored flame brand appeared between ZI Shang’s brows, his body was probably instantly occupied by another soul… I was wondering earlier why the Devilseal Tablet would be especially restless when the small black dot appeared between Zi Shang’s brows, and it even took the initiative to attack Zi Shang itself once it left my Spatial Ring and only stopped attacked after the black colored flame brand between Zi Shang’s brows vanished.”
“Now when I think about it, I fits completely with my guess… The Devilseal Tablet was targeting the other soul within Zi Shang’s body, and when that soul temporarily occupied Zi Shang’s body, it would draw the hostility of the Devilseal Tablet. Yet once it conceals itself, the Devilseal Tablet would be helpless against it.” Duan Ling Tian’s train of thought became gradually clearer.
“Looks like Zi Shang’s fortuitous encounter is extraordinary indeed… There’s actually a formidable soul concealed within his body!” According to the Rebirth Martial Emperor’s memories, Duan Ling Tian knew clearly that besides requiring specific conditions, a soul that was capable of leaving the body must be at the Martial Emperor Stage.
In other words, the soul within Zi Shang’s body was once a formidable Martial Emperor Stage expert!
“That Martial Emperor Stage expert’s soul ought to be only a strand of an incomplete soul… Otherwise, Zi Shang’s body would have been occupied by it long ago.” This was something that Duan Ling Tian was completely capable of confirmed.
“After a mere incomplete soul occupied Zi Shang’s body, it’s capable of improving Zi Shang’s strength by four levels in a short amount of time, and it even leaped over a stage! Even the Rebirth Martial Emperor might not have been capable of doing this in his prime.” Duan Ling Tian frowned when he thought of this.
“According to the memories of the Rebirth Martial Emperor, no matter if it was his first lifetime or his second lifetime, he was the number one expert that stood at the peak of the Cloud Continent, and no one was a match for him!
“Perhaps, there are indeed existences that are stronger than the Rebirth Martial Emperor in the boundless oceanic area… Moreover, the Rebirth Martial Emperor had once guessed that it wouldn’t be strange if there were existences that were even stronger than him in the boundless oceanic area.”
Perhaps, there was no limit in the universe.
Standing at the peak of Cloud Continent didn’t mean that one stood at the peak of the entire world.
Besides Cloud Continent, this world contained the boundless and mysterious oceanic area.
Besides the Cloud Continent, many experts were possibly concealed in the depths of the boundless oceanic area.
“Could it be that the Martial Emperor Stage expert in Zi Shang’s body is from the oceanic area outside Cloud Continent?” Duan Ling Tian guessed once more.
Duan Ling Tian lay on his bed and gazed at the ceiling, and his gaze flickered. “The Devilseal Tablet seems to be capable of countering the soul of Martial Emperor Stage experts… In this way, so long as the Devilseal Tablet is in my possession, the soul of the Martial Emperor Stage expert in Zi Shang’s body is unable to help Zi Shang deal with me.” Needless to say, after he confirmed this, Duan Ling Tian felt extremely pleased in his heart.
Truthfully speaking, even though it exceeded his expectations to have encountered Zi Shang today, yet he wasn’t willing to lose at Zi Shang’s hands.
The instant he was about to be defeated at Zi Shang’s hand and withdrew the Devilseal Tablet, he felt bitter in his heart because he would be trampled beneath the feet of an opponent he’d defeated in the past.
It was a scene that he was unwilling to see, and it caused him to be extremely displeased.
Fortunately, he took out the Devilseal Tablet in time and turned defeat into victory.
In the Imperial Palace, within a beautifully decorated Audience Hall of a Palace.
“Imperial Uncle, Master and disciple have come to look for me at such a late hour, it there something urgent?” The Emperor looked at the black clothed old man and white clothed young man that walked into the Audience Hall as he spoke slowly.
“I don’t know what exactly what it is yet… But Zi Shang said that he’ll tell the two of us once he sees you,” said the old man.
“Zi Shang, have you encountered something that’s causing trouble for you? No matter what it is, feel free to speak of it… So long as it’s within the ability of the Imperial Family, I’ll surely help you take care of it appropriately.” The Emperor spoke warmly to Zi Shang.
Zi Shang’s brows raised.
After the Dynasty Martial Competition today, he noticed that most people within the Imperial Palace had a different attitude when facing him, and these people included the Emperor before him.
Of course, he knew that the thing that urged all this was because of the strength and value he revealed during the Dynasty Martial Competition.
His world was sufficient for the Emperor to look highly upon him, and cause the Imperial Family to look highly upon him.
“Your Majesty, I haven’t encountered any difficulty, but it’s slightly related to the benefit of the Imperial Family, so I have to speak of it.” Zi Shang lightly smiled.
Related to the benefit of the Imperial Family?
Merely a few words had aroused the interest of the Emperor and the old man.
“Speak,” said the Emperor.
“Yes.” Zi Shang nodded. “Your Majesty, Master… The critical factor the led to Duan Ling Tian defeating me today was that broken stone tablet, and I presume both of you noticed that, right?”
The Emperor and old man nodded in unison.
The thing that was most unforgettable to them today was at the instant that Duan Ling Tian was about to lose at the hands of Zi Shang, the scene of him turning defeat into victory.
The reason Duan Ling Tian was able to turn defeat into victory relied completely on that seemingly normal broken stone tablet.
If they didn’t see it with their own two eyes, they would be unable to believe that an ordinary stone tablet like that was actually capable of undoing Zi Shang’s secret technique and becoming the critical factor that determine Duan Ling Tian’s victory.
Even now, they were still filled with curiosity towards the stone tablet in Duan Ling Tian’s possession, curios about exactly what secret was contained with that seemingly ordinary stone tablet.
After this battle, they naturally wouldn’t naively think that it was only an ordinary stone tablet.
What a joke!
If it was an ordinary stone tablet, would it be capable of assisting Duan Ling Tian to seize first in the Dynasty Martial Competition of the Darkhan Dynasty?
“I wonder if Your Majesty and Master are interested in knowing the secrets of that stone tablet?” Zi Shang spoke slowly as he aroused the interest of the Emperor and Old man.
“You know about it?” The Emperor’s eyes lit up and couldn’t refrain from asking.
Even though the old man didn’t speak, yet he stared fixedly at Zi Shang and was obviously waiting for him to answer.
Zi Shang nodded, and then he said, “That’s a Saint Weapon that transcends all spirit weapons… Saint Weapons aren’t bound by the amount of amplification is provides, and it’s mostly targeted towards usage in various aspects.”
“Besides providing an amplification of strength, a Saint Weapon possesses various extremely profound abilities.” Zi Shang stopped briefly when he spoke up to here.
“Saint Weapon?” The Emperor and the old man had a perplexed expression when they heard this, as this was the first time they heard of the existence of a Saint Weapon.
But they heard a single thing clearly, and that was the Saint Weapon was an existence that transcended above all spirit weapons.
“Zi Shang, why do you know all this?” The old man asked with a low voice.
Zi Shang said, “Master, I presume you’re curious about why my strength has risen so quickly as well…? Actually, all this is because of a fortuitous encounter I obtained a while ago. Within that fortuitous encounter, I found out about many things I didn’t know about in the past, and amongst them included this Saint Weapon.”
“Fortuitous encounter?” The Emperor and old man looked at each other in the ear and nodded.
They’d guessed since long ago that Zi Shang was able to possesses his current shocking cultivation because of some shocking fortuitous encounter.
Otherwise, not to mention surpassing Bai Hao, he even might not be a match for Bai He.
“What you mean it the broken stone tablet in Duan Ling Tian’s possession is actually a Saint Weapon?” The Emperor’s eyes lit up and his breathing slightly quickened.
“Yes.” Zi Shang nodded, and then he said, “Your Majesty, you’ve seen the Saint Weapon in Duan Ling Tian’s possession today… Besides being an offensive Saint Weapon, his Saint Weapon possess the ability to counter various secret techniques. It was precisely because of this that I would be defeated by him today.”
“Moreover, if one fuses one’s Origin Energy into a Saint Weapon, it would normally provide an amplification of 100%, which even surpasses a grade one spirit weapon!” Zi Shang finished speaking with a single breath, and slight nervousness was contained within the depths of his eyes.
Now, he was waiting for the fish to take the bait.
As for if the fist would take the bait or not, he wasn’t sure about it, and so he was slightly nervous.
“Offensive Saint Weapon? An amplification of 100%?” The Emperor’s pupils couldn’t help but constrict when he heard Zi Shang. “Moreover, it possesses the ability to counter various secret techniques? What ability does that Duan Ling Tian possess to actually be able to obtain such a heaven defying Saint Weapon?” As he finished muttering, the Emperor frowned slightly as greed suffused his eyes.
“Zi Shang, this matter isn’t a joke… Are you sure?” The old man confirmed a step further.
“Master, what I said is naturally the truth.” Zi Shang hurriedly replied.
Even though the Devilseal Tablet in Duan Ling Tian’s possession wasn’t complete, but no matter how bad a state it was in, it was still a part of the Supreme Saint Weapon, the Devilseal Tablet, and it wasn’t difficult to obtain an amplification of 100% strength when fusing one’s Origin Energy into it.
After all, even the small fragment of the Devilseal Tablet in his possession was capable of providing an amplification of 100% so long as he was willing to fuse his Origin Energy into it.
Of course, he didn’t dare rashly utilize it when there were many people around.
Even if it was a small fragment of a stone tablet, something that provided an amplification of 100% was sufficient to draw the greed of any martial artist.
Even though he possessed the help of Ghost Flame, but because of his cultivation being too low, Ghost Flame’s assistance to him was limited.
So he had no choice but to toss the fragment of the Devilseal Tablet into his Spatial Ring.