Chapter 720: Meeting After Many Years
Translator: KurazyTolanzuraytor Editor: Jay
With the enormous sword’s speed, it merely spent almost 10 days of time to pass through the vast Darkstone Empire and enter the territory of the Azure Forest Imperial Kingdom.
“Ling Tian, where’re we going now?” The enormous sword stopped under Feng Wu Dao’s control as he looked at Duan Ling Tian and asked.
“We’ll first head to the location of the Seven Star Sword Sect… It’s over there.” Under Duan Ling Tian’s guidance, Feng Wu Dao controlled the enormous sword to head southwest, and it wasn’t long before they saw seven sword peaks that shot into the sky appear before their eyes.
The seven sword peaks were like seven enormous swords that were pierced into the boundless earth, and they possessed a shocking imposing aura as if they wanted to pierce through the boundless sky.
“Big Brother Duan, this is the Seven Star Sword Sect?” Feng Tian Wu looked down at the seven sword peaks and asked.
“Yes.” Duan Ling Tian nodded.
He originally thought that he would become depressed at the sight of the Seven Star Sword Sect, but when the seven great sword peaks appeared before his eyes, his originally surging feelings had instantly calmed down.
All his grief seemed to have transformed into boundless hate that ceaselessly accumulated and would explode out at any moment.
“Uncle Feng, Tian Wu, Elder Kong… I’m going down to go look for two people, all of you wait here for me.” Duan Ling Tian looked at Feng Wu Dao and the others as he spoke slowly.
Feng Wu Dao and Elder Kong nodded, whereas, Feng Tian Wu said instead, “Big Brother Duan, I’ll follow you over.”
“Mmm.” Duan Ling Tian didn’t refuse and brought Feng Tian Wu along as he flashed through the sky and plunged down directly towards the peak of Megrez Peak and descended there after a short moment.
As he stood at this familiar place, Duan Ling Tian took a deep breath and pressed down his restless mood.
Feng Tian Wu was able to discern that Duan Ling Tian’s feelings were unsteady, and she knew to not say anything as she silently followed by Duan Ling Tian’s side, as if she was Duan Ling Tian’s shadow.
“This place was once the place where I cultivated.” Duan Ling Tian walked to the side of the peak of Megrez Peak and stood at the precipice as he lowered his head, and his gaze seemed to be able to pass through the clouds and mist to see the familiar tilted tree.
Feng Tian Wu stood by Duan Ling Tian’s side and looked down along with him.
After a short moment, she followed Duan Ling Tian to flash down, and only now did he understand why Duan Ling Tian said that his was the place where he once cultivated. It turned out that at the side of this precipice was actually a cave passageway that led into the mountain, whereas, there was a tilted tree at the entrance of this cave passageway.
“I seem to have already left for an extremely long time…” Duan Ling Tian stood on the tilted tree and lightly stroked the branches and leaves on it, and he had a gaze of reminiscence.
All those years ago, he’d noticed this place after he’d just joined the Seven Star Sword Sect.
It could be said this this place had an extraordinary meaning to him, and it even bestowed his extremely monstrous natural talent to him, allowing his cultivation to advance at a tremendous pace.
“Tilted tree, 10,000 Year Stalactite Milk…” Duan Ling Tian slowly closed his eyes. At this moment, he couldn’t refrain from recalling the scene when he arrived here all those years ago.
He still remembered that when he’d just arrived here, this place only had a single tilted tree, whereas, the cave passageway was instead covered by a layer of stone wall, and it was he who used brute force to break a hole on it. It was precisely because he opened up this wall that he was able to enter the cave passageway and enter the mountain to discover the 10,000 Year Stalactite Milk that allowed him to undergo ‘rebirth.’
He’d left behind many traces and too many memories here.
Duan Ling Tian’s Spiritual Force extended out and he noticed in the first possible moment that there were two people cultivating in the stalactite cave within the cave passageway.
The auras of these two people weren’t unfamiliar to him.
One of them was the former Peak Master of the Seven Star Sword Sect’s Alkaid Peak, Qin Xiang, who was the master of his fiancée Ke Er.
The other was Mo Yu, the closed door disciple of the former Sect Leader of the Seven Star Sword Sect, Linghu Jing Hong.
After he noticed the two of them, Duan Ling Tian revealed a rare smile on his face.
A wave of wind howls caused by the sky being torn apart swept out from the distant skies, and it grew closer and closer and became deafening.
“Watch out, Big Brother Duan!” Feng Tian Wu’s expression went grim. With a wave of her hand, the grade three spirit whip Duan Ling Tian refined for her had appeared out of thin air as her Origin Energy raged into existence, and she was ready to attack at any moment.
“Hmm?” Duan Ling Tian’s brows raised, and he looked towards the direction the approaching howls of wind sounded from to see an exceedingly enormous figure appearing before his eyes. The figure that grew clearer and clearer before his eyes caused Duan Ling Tian’s body to tremble slightly, and then his pupils constricted as if he’d seen something unbelievable.
On the other side, Feng Tian Wu who was prepared to attack withdrew her raging Origin Energy at this moment.
The phenomenon of the heaven and earth in the sky that weren’t able to condense into form yet had vanished along with this.
Because she noticed that no matter if it was Duan Ling Tian or the figure that had arrived unexpectedly, both of them had no hostility in their eyes after they saw each other.
As she looked at the Roc that flapped its pair of wings that seemed like clouds that covered the skies, she thought in her heart. “Big Brother Duan knows it?”
In next to no time, she obtained the answer.
“Elder Peng!” Duan Ling Tian was unable to restrain his feelings of excitement any longer, he cried out as his figure flashed out to instant vanish on the spot, and he was already near the Roc when he appeared once more.
Presently, the Roc that had appeared before Duan Ling Tian’s eyes was precisely the Sect Guarding Revered Elder of the former Seven Star Sword Sect, Elder Peng!
Never had Duan Ling Tian imagined that Elder Peng was actually still alive.
All those years ago, after Elder Peng sent him away, Elder Peng had returned without hesitation with the intention of living and dying with the Seven Star Sword Sect.
Originally, Duan Ling Tian thought that Elder Peng had died along with the higher-ups of the Seven Star Sword Sect under the hands of those old fellows from the Azure Forest-Tri Sect, yet never had he imagined that Elder Peng was actually still alive.
As he stood in the air before Elder Peng, Duan Ling Tian’s face was covered in excitement that couldn’t be restrained.
“Not bad… Not bad… I’m actually unable to see through you in the slightest. Looks like your improvement in these past few years was extremely great.” When Elder Peng saw Duan Ling Tian once more, he was slightly excited and spoke via voice transmission.
All those years ago, he and the higher-ups of the Seven Star Sword Sect had arrived at a common agreement to send Duan Ling Tian away because they felt that Duan Ling Tian was the hope for the Seven Star Sword Sect to rise once more.
So all the higher-ups of the Seven Star Sword Sect laid down their lives to open a path for Duan Ling Tian to flee, whereas, he’d smoothly sent Duan Ling Tian away.
“Elder Peng, how did you survive?” Duan Ling Tian’s feeling gradually calmed down, and he couldn’t help but ask.
Elder Peng was only a Void Initiation Stage demon beast that was unable to speak out like humans, and he sighed via voice transmission. “On that day, after I sent you off and returned, I instead noticed that everything was already over… There was utterly no point in me making a move, so I concealed myself and waited for the day you returned to help you rebuild the sect.”
“Elder Peng, your decision was a wise one,” said Duan Ling Tian.
“At the beginning, I was unable to wrap my head around why all our Seven Star Sword Sect’s higher-ups would die so quickly under the hands of the Azure Forest Tri-Sect… Later on, I found out from Little Girl Xiang that it was Zhao Ming who’d betrayed the sect!” When he spoke up to here, the aged voice in Elder Peng’s voice transmission was filled with rage. “After that, I trespassed into the Azure Forest Tri-Sect on many occasions and killed both of Zhao Ming’s grandchildren successively… But unfortunately, Zhao Ming had always been hiding and didn’t make an appearance. Otherwise, even if I had to fight to the death, I’d drag him along with me!”
At this moment, Duan Ling Tian was able to sense Elder Peng’s rage, and he shook his head. “Elder Peng, there’s no need for you to give up your precious life for a mere Zhao Ming… Even though Zhao Ming is still alive now, it’s no different than being dead.”
All those years ago, Zhao Ming who was once Elder Ming of the Seven Star Sword Sect, had been deceived into an Inscription Formation in the Darkstone Empire by Duan Ling Tian.
During these past few years, unless an expert had interfered,, it would be impossible for that Zhao Ming and the other Guardian Elder of the Azure Forest Tri-Sect to escape.
“Hmm?” Elder Peng’s sharp eyes were filled with bewilderment when he heard Duan Ling Tian.
After Duan Ling Tian explained it, Elder Peng came to a sudden understanding, and his sharp eyes were filled with a gratified expression. “You’re really not bad… Our decision all those years ago was correct. I was wondering why Zhao Ming had never made an appearance all this time, yet never had I imagined that he’d long since been trapped within that Inscription Formation you spoke of.”
“If the Sect Leader in the netherworld knows this, he would surely be extremely gratified,” said Elder Peng via voice transmission.
“Elder Peng, have the Azure Forest Tri-Sect been making any movements lately? Do you know the reason they annihilated the Mountain Split Sect and our Seven Star Sword Sect all those years ago?” Duan Ling Tian asked Elder Peng.
Duan Ling Tian had always been puzzled about the reason the three great sects had joined to form the Azure Forest Tri-Sect and successively annihilated the Mountain Split Sect and the Seven Star Sword Sect.
He didn’t know why the three great sects would combine their sects to the point of abandoning their independent inheritances and causing their sects to become history.
Elder Peng hadn’t spoken yet when a voice broke the short silence.
“Senior Brother!” Suddenly, two figures had appeared on the tilted tree. One was a beautiful woman that was dignified and graceful, and the other was a young man that seemed to be almost 30.
Presently, the young man was looking at the nearby Duan Ling Tian who stood in midair with an excited expression, whereas, the beautiful woman revealed a gratified smile as well.
The little follow that was filled with glory all those years ago had already grown to the point that even she was unable to see through him now. “After so many years, I presume he ought to have already broken through to the first level of the Void Initiation Stage.”
The beautiful woman was precisely the Peak Master of the former Seven Star Sword Sect’s Alkaid Peak, Qin Xiang.
As far as she was concerned, Duan Ling Tian being able to break through to the first level of the Void Initiation Stage now was already an extremely pleasant surprise to her, and she felt the Seven Star Sword Sect had the chance to rise up.
Duan Ling Tian’s eyes lit up when he heard this voice, and he turned around to look at the two people that stood on the tilted tree. He greeted Qin Xiang who was the senior first. “Peak Master.”
Besides being the Peak Master of the former Seven Star Sword Sect’s Alkaid Peak, Qin Xiang was also the master of his fiancée, Ke Er.
Because of this, he’d always been respectful towards Qin Xiang.
Even today, when his strength had already completely surpassed Qin Xiang, he didn’t reduce the amount of respect he gave Qin Xiang.
“You’ve returned.” Qin Xiang revealed a warm smile.
“Yes, I’ve returned.” Duan Ling Tian nodded, and he revealed a smile as his gaze descended onto the young man beside her. “Mo Yu, long time no see… You weren’t being lazy during these past few years, right?”
After many years, that little fellow from all those years ago had already grown into a man.