Chapter 721: What The Azure Forest Tri-Sect Is Seeking
Translator: KurazyTolanzuraytor Editor: Jay
“No… Senior Brother, I wasn’t lazy!” Mo Yu was instantly worried when he heard Duan Ling Tian and spoke out hurriedly, as if he was deeply afraid that Duan Ling Tian would be disappointed with him. “If you don’t believe me, you can ask Martial Aunt Qin Xiang.”
“Mo Yu has indeed not been lazy, and with the cultivation environment of the stalactite cave, he has already broken through to the fifth level of the Void Prying Stage.” Qin Xiang smiled as she spoke to Duan Ling Tian.
“I was just joking.” Duan Ling Tian couldn’t help but shake his head and smile when he saw Mo Yu react so intensely.
Actually, early on when he first glanced at Mo Yu, his Spiritual Force had already detected Mo Yu’s current cultivation, and he knew that Mo Yu was already a fifth level Void Prying Stage martial artist.
Even though Mo Yu’s improvement was extremely inferior when compared to his, but as things were now, amongst the younger generation of the Azure Forest Imperial Kingdom, only he, Zi Shang, and Long Yun had surpassed Mo Yu.
Even if it was the other genius martial artists amongst the five great young masters like Crazy Young Master, Sword Young Master, and Flame Young Master, they didn’t have such achievements when they were around Mo Yu’s age.
“If the Sect Leader was still alive, he would surely be extremely gratified from seeing your current accomplishments.” Duan Ling Tian seemed to have recalled something, and he sighed.
For a time, the atmosphere became silent and heavy.
After a short moment, Qin Xiang broke this silent atmosphere. “You asked about the Azure Forest Tri-Sect earlier… Up until now, we still don’t know the reason the Azure Forest Tri-Sect formed into one. But the experts of the Azure Forest Tri-Sect swarmed out four months ago and arrived at our Seven Star Sword Sect.”
“Hmm?” Duan Ling Tian’s brows raised. “What did they come here for? Could it be that they wanted to set up the Azure Forest Tri-Sect here?” As he finished speaking, cold lights flickered within Duan Ling Tian’s eyes.
“No… They seemed to be looking for something. Moreover, their group only ascended the Main Peak of our Seven Star Sword Sect, Dubhe Peak.” Qing Xiang shook her head and continued. “During that period of time, I and Elder Peng had once wanted to go find out what actually was going on, yet we were stopped… Fortunately, Elder Peng’s speed far surpassed them. Otherwise, it would be difficult for me and Elder Peng to escape from them.”
“Have they left now?” Duan Ling Tian asked.
He’d directly come to the peak of Megrez Peak after arriving at the Seven Star Sword Sect, so he didn’t know of the situation on Dubhe Peak.
“Yes, they’ve left.” Qin Xiang nodded. “They stayed on Dubhe Peak for three months, and they just left a month ago… With me and Elder Peng present, they didn’t dare just leave people here. So besides me and Mo Yu, there’s usually no one else on the seven great sword peaks of our Seven Star Sword Sect.”
“They’ve been bustling about for three months? Could it be that they’re scheming something?” Duan Ling Tian frowned.
“I and Elder Peng went to look at Dubhe Peak after they left, yet we didn’t notice any clues,” said Qin Xiang.
“I want to go take a look,” said Duan Ling Tian.
When Duan Ling Tian turned around, he instead noticed that he’d forgotten Feng Tian Wu at the side, and he was instantly slightly embarrassed.
He hurriedly introduced Qin Xiang, Elder Peng, and Mo Yu to Feng Tian Wu. “Tian Wu, this is Peak Master Qin Xiang, a senior of my sect. This is Elder Peng, the Sect Guarding Revered Elder of our Seven Star Sword Sect. As for him, he’s my Junior Brother Mo Yu.”
“Peak Master Qin Xiang, Elder Peng.” Feng Tian Wu hurriedly greeted these two seniors, and her words were slightly respectful.
“Nice to meet you.” In the end, Feng Tian Wu looked at Mo Yu and lightly smiled as she greeted him.
“This is?” Qin Xiang looked at Feng Tian Wu and revealed a surprised expression.
In terms of appearance, the woman before her wasn’t the slightest bit inferior to her personal disciple, Ke Er.
Moreover, unlike Ke Er’s beautiful and humble bearing, the woman before her stood there and naturally emitted an aura that caused her to obviously seem like someone of extraordinary birth.
“She’s called Feng Tian Wu, and she’s a friend of mine.” Duan Ling Tian smiled as he introduced her.
Elder Peng nodded lightly, yet Mo Yu’s gaze lit up instead as he glanced deeply at Duan Ling Tian before saying via voice transmission. “Senior Brother, this ought to be another sister-in-law of mine, right?”
“F**k off! What nonsense are you speaking!?” Duan Ling Tian glared angrily at Mo Yu as he replied via voice transmission.
Qin Xiang greeted Feng Tian Wu, and with a single glance, she discerned that Feng Tian Wu had feelings for Duan Ling Tian, causing her to be unable to refrain from sighing in her heart. “Ke Er, your man is really good at chasing after women… But,his remarkableness is indeed sufficient to attract many outstanding women to fall for him.”
At this moment, Qin Xiang couldn’t help but think in her heart. “If I was another 20 years younger, would I also be moved by this violet clothed young man before me?”
She didn’t dare guarantee this.
If it was during that time when she was young and she encountered such a remarkable man, she believed that she’d probably have no ability to resist.
But unfortunately, during the time she was young, even the most outstanding man by her side wasn’t much stronger than her.
“Eh? Where’s Senior Brother Zheng Song?” After standing at the side of the peak of Megrez Peak for a long time, he hadn’t seen Zheng Song make an appearance, and Duan Ling Tian couldn’t help but be slightly curious.
After he saved Zheng Song in the Cage Battle Arena of the Azure Forest Imperial Kingdom all those years ago, he’d asked the little gold mouse to send Zheng Song back to the stalactite cave on the Seven Star Sword Sect’s Megrez Peak. So logically speaking, Zheng Song ought to be here.
But Duan Ling Tian’s Spiritual Force had instead noticed that Zheng Song wasn’t within the stalactite cave.
“Zheng Song is busier than us, as he’s in charge of searching all over the Azure Forest Imperial Kingdom for the surviving Inner Court disciples and External Affairs Elders of our Seven Star Sword Sect and gathering them together… He returned once two months ago, and he said that he’d already found more than 30 survivors.” Qin Xiang said to Duan Ling Tian, “But, because the seven great sword peaks of the Seven Star Sword Sect were likely to be assaulted by the Azure Forest Tri-Sect at any moment, they were placed somewhere else and didn’t return to the sect.”
Duan Ling Tian came to a sudden understanding. “So that’s how it is.”
“In the future, they don’t have to go into hiding any longer… Because I’ve returned.” Duan Ling Tian silently thought in his heart.
“I’ll go take a look at Dubhe Peak.” In next to no time, Duan Ling Tian recalled his intentions from earlier.
“Senior Brother, I’ll accompany you over.” When he heard Duan Ling Tian wanted to head to Dubhe Peak, Mo Yu hurriedly offered himself up as assistance.
“Okay.” Duan Ling Tian nodded.
Before long, the group of four led by Duan Ling Tian and coupled with Elder Peng had flashed towards Dubhe Peak, and they ascended Dubhe Peak after a short moment.
Dubhe Peak hadn’t changed much when compared to before.
If one really wanted to note out the differences, then it would be none other than numerous traces of dried blood all along the way.
“Besides containing the blood of many of our Seven Star Sword Sect’s disciples, the traces of blood on the ground also contain the blood of many Azure Forest Tri-Sect disciples.” Qin Xiang noticed Duan Ling Tian was looking at the traces of blood all along the way, and she spoke slowly.
Subsequently, Duan Ling Tian found out from Qin Xiang that when Elder Peng returned to the Seven Star Sword Sect that day, he’d launched a slaughter and killed all the Azure Forest Tri-Sect disciples that were garrisoned in the Seven Star Sword Sect.
“Elder Peng, thank you.” Duan Ling Tian stopped suddenly, and he raised his head to look at the Roc that was flapping its wings as he bowed respectfully. “Thank you for what you did for the Seven Star Sword Sect.”
When she saw Duan Ling Tian’s actions, a wisp of surprise suffused Feng Tian Wu’s peerlessly beautiful face.
She was extremely clear about what kind of person this Big Brother Duan of hers was.
That day, Duan Ling Tian didn’t bow even when facing the supreme Emperor of the Darkhan Dynasty, and it was sufficient to show how proud and unyielding Duan Ling Tian was.
Yet now, when faced with the Sect Guarding Demon Beast of a tiny Imperial Kingdom, Big Brother Duan of had instead bowed and expressed his gratitude.
This touched her rather deeply.
“Ling Tian, don’t forget that the Seven Star Sword Sect isn’t only your sect.” Elder Peng’s aged voice sounded out in Duan Ling Tian’s ears.
“No matter what, everything you’ve done for the Seven Star Sword Sect is worthy of being respected by all the disciples of the Seven Star Sword Sect.” Duan Ling Tian spoke with a serious expression.
The gazes of Qin Xiang and Mo Yu flashed when they heard Duan Ling Tian, and then they bowed successively to Elder Peng. “Elder Peng, thank you.”
Subsequently, Duan Ling Tian heard Qin Xiang speak about the numerous times Elder Peng went to cause trouble at the Azure Forest Tri-Sect and specially targeted the weak…
He sighed with emotion toward this. “With Elder Peng’s Speed, so long as there isn’t a martial artist at the seventh level of the Void Initiation Stage or above in the Azure Forest Tri-Sect, then practically no one was capable of chasing after Elder Peng.”
“So in this way, the Azure Forest Tri-Sect’s inheritance hasn’t strengthened during these past few years, and it has instead shown signs of weakening because of Elder Peng’s frequent ‘visits’?” Duan Ling Tian asked with slight surprise.
“Yes.” Qin Xiang nodded, and then she said, “Sometimes, even I don’t know exactly why their three great sects and combined… Based on their current conditions, the development of their Azure Forest Tri-Sect is even slower that before they combined with each other, and it’s simply as if they’d raised a rock and dropped it on their own feet!”
“It ought to not be so simple.” Duan Ling Tian’s gaze flashed as he spoke with a low voice. “Since they chose to combine into one and were even willing to abandon the sect their ancestors left behind, there’s surely something they’re seeking… Perhaps, Dubhe Peak is able to tell us the answer.”
“Yes, let’s go carefully inspect it.” Qin Xiang nodded. “I and Elder Peng only roughly inspected it the last time, and we didn’t notice anything being off… Perhaps if we inspect it deeply, we can notice something.”
Subsequently, Duan Ling Tian’s group of four and Elder Peng started to inspect every corner of Dubhe Peak.
After the first round of inspection, they were without the slightest discovery.
Even the plants on Dubhe Peak weren’t damaged by the Azure Forest Tri-Sect, and even the nine halls that were situated atop the Spirit Points stood intact.
“Truly strange… Could it be that they stayed here for three months for the sake of looking at the scenery?” Duan Ling Tian frowned.
He was sure that the matter was absolutely not so simply.
“Let’s carefully inspect it again.” Subsequently, Duan Ling Tian’s group of four and Elder Peng started bustling about again.
This time, Duan Ling Tian was even more serious than before.
“Wait!” As Duan Ling Tian stood at the former Mizar Hall’s pavilion and was reminiscing the days of him drinking tea and chatting with the Peak Master of Mizar Peak, Zheng Fan, he finally noticed something that was off.
“I felt something was off when I came here the first time earlier, it felt as if something was missing… Now, I can be sure that there’s something wrong with the Spirit Points on Dubhe Peak!”