Chapter 749: Departure
Translator: KurazyTolanzuraytor Editor: Jay
“Su Li obtained the qualifications to participate in the Martial Competition of the Ten Dynasties as well?” Xiao Yu’s pupils constricted, and he had an expression of astonishment.
After he found out about Duan Ling Tian’s current cultivation, he wasn’t surprised that Duan Ling Tian had advanced in the Darkhan Dynasty’s Martial Competition.
As far as he was concerned, even if it was amongst the younger generation of the Darkhan Dynasty, a ninth level Void Initiation Stage expert was surely one of the top figures.
Yet now, he couldn’t help but be shocked when he heard Su Li had advanced as well.
“Duan Ling Tian, what’s Su Li’s current cultivation?” Xiao Yu asked with slight impatience.
“Eighth level of the Void Initiation Stage,” said Duan Ling Tian.
Instantly, Xiao Yu and Xiao Xun froze. They only recovered from their shock after a long time, and they were slightly dispirited. “I truly never imagined that amongst all of us, not only are you abnormal, but even Su Li’s abnormal as well! But why didn’t Su Li return with you?”
“Su Li went to gain experience and tempering with his master.” Duan Ling Tian smiled. “He asked me to greet the two of you on his behalf.”
Xiao Yu and Xiao Xun nodded, and their gazes were slightly complicated.
When he left the restaurant, Duan Ling Tian supported Xiao Yu and Xiao Xun, one on each of his sides as he sent them back to the Xiao Clan Estate.
After these two fellows found out about Su Li’s current achievements, their mood became slightly heavy, and then they ceaselessly poured wine down their throats to the point of becoming dead drunk.
Duan Ling Tian was able to guess what the two of them were thinking.
It was obvious that even though they would be happy that a companion who was equal to them in the past had already grown to a height that was difficult for them to reach, they couldn’t avoid being slightly sad.
After he left the Xiao Clan Estate, Duan Ling Tian returned to his own courtyard house.
Dawn the next day, after having a good night’s sleep, Duan Ling Tian had left the Imperial City with Feng Tian Wu following by his side like a shadow.
He intended to return to Aurora City.
As for Feng Wu Dao and Elder Kong, they were waiting in the Imperial City for his return, and at that time, they would return to the Darkhan Dynasty.
With Duan Ling Tian and Feng Tian Wu’s speed, they arrived in the sky above Aurora City after half a day of time.
“Big Brother Duan, this is your old hometown?” Feng Tian Wu looked down at the small city beneath her feet and asked with slight surprise.
Never had she imagined that her Big Brother Duan had actually come from such an inconspicuous and remote place, and she could know from this that her Big Brother Duan’s journey until his current achievements was surely not easy.
For a time, her heart throbbed slightly.
“Sort of.” Duan Ling Tian nodded. “My true hometown if over there… There’s a small town that’s under this city.”
At this moment, Duan Ling Tian’s gaze had looked towards the south of Aurora City.
“Let’s go down.” Duan Ling Tian gestured to Feng Tian Wu to descend down, and then the two of them entered into the streets of Aurora City. Unknowingly, they’d walked into the most bustling trade market of Aurora City.
“I wonder if that fellow is still here.” Duan Ling Tian recalled Tang Ying, the person in charge of the Ghastly Shadow in Aurora City, the person that was a medicine store’s manager by day and an Asura by night.
But unfortunately, Duan Ling Tian didn’t notice Tang Ying when he headed to the medicine store.
The manager of the medicine store had changed, and it was the person in charge of the Ghastly Shadow in Aurora City, and after he found out about Duan Ling Tian’s identity, he was respectful and reverent to Duan Ling Tian.
The highest leader of the Ghastly Shadow, the Dean of the Imperial City’s Paladin Academy, Sima Chang Feng, was Duan Ling Tian’s teacher.
Since many years ago, Sima Chang Feng had once given the order that the Ghastly Shadow would not take any assignments related to Duan Ling Tian or people related to Duan Ling Tian. Otherwise, that person would be seen as a traitor to the Ghastly Shadow.
Duan Ling Tian was slightly disappointed that he didn’t see Tang Ying.
When he’d just arrived at Aurora City from Fresh Breeze Town, not only had Tang Ying helped him on many occasions, he’d even saved his life once.
He still remembered that the Li Clan’s Grand Elder wanted to kill him, and if it wasn’t for Tang Ying lending a hand in a timely manner, he would be dead for sure.
Duan Ling Tian’s gaze became slightly dazed as he stood at the entrance to the Li Clan Estate.
In the blink of an eye, so many years had passed.
The scene of him, his mother, and Ke Er leaving Fresh Breeze Town together to head to Aurora City all those years ago was still vivid in his mind, yet when he looked back now, it seemed like time had changed everything.
Duan Ling Tian and Feng Tian Wu were stopped outside the Li Clan Estate’s entrance.
“I’m looking for Li Xuan,” said Duan Ling Tian.
“You’re looking for Seventh Elder?” The eyes of the few Li Clan disciples that stood on guard before the gate lit up when they heard Duan Ling Tian, and their tone contained an extra sense of respect.
“Seventh Elder?” Duan Ling Tian’s eyes stared wide open. When has that damn fatty, Li Xuan, become the Seventh Elder of the Aurora City’s Li Clan?
In next to no time, Duan Ling Tian saw Li Xuan under the lead of the Li Clan disciple.
Duan Ling Tian cursed with a smile as he looked at the fatty whose chubby face grinned widely and caused his pair of small eyes to narrow. “Damn fatty, so many years have passed, yet you haven’t changed a bit.”
“Boss!” Li Xuan was first stunned when he saw Duan Ling Tian, and then his face was covered in a delighted smile as he directly pounced towards Duan Ling Tian and gave Duan Ling Tian a bear hug. “Boss, you’ve finally returned! I thought that I’ll never see you again in my life.” Li Xuan’s small eyes were completely wet.
“Enough, how old are you to still be crying? I rarely return, yet this is how you greet me?” Duan Ling Tian pushed away Li Xuan’s enormous figure and cursed with a smile on his face.
“Hehe…” Li Xuan rubbed his head and laughed foolishly. In next to no time, his gaze descended onto Feng Tian Wu who was by Duan Ling Tian’s side, and his small eyes lit up. “This is my sister-in-law, right? Boss, you’re really amazing! This sister-in-law isn’t inferior to the other two sisters-in-law.”
Feng Tian Wu was standing silently as she watched the two of them that were reunited after a long time, yet when Li Xuan suddenly turned to look at her and said these words, it caused her beautiful face to be tainted in a blush.
“Don’t talk nonsense! This is Tian Wu, my friend.” Duan Ling Tian glared angrily at Li Xuan.
“Young Miss Tian Wu.” Li Xuan was slightly embarrassed and hurriedly changed his way of address, yet his heart was as clear as a mirror. “She’s not my sister-in-law now, yet she’ll surely be in the future… Looks like Boss’s charm is as great as before.”
“Damn Fatty, how did you become the Seventh Elder of the Li Clan?” Duan Ling Tian asked.
“Hehe… Boss, I relied on my own ability to become an Elder! Of course, if it was an ordinary branch family disciple, then unless the person was heaven defying like you, Boss, otherwise, it’s impossible to become an Elder. But who am I, Li Xuan? I’m the little brother of you, Boss, and even the Patriarch has to give me some face.” Li Xuan grinned.
“You’re still never serious as before.” Duan Ling Tian rolled his eyes at Li Xuan and then laughed. “You’re about to become 30 years old… Why haven’t you taken a wife and had kids yet?”
On the way here, Duan Ling Tian had found out about Li Xuan’s recent developments from the disciples of the Li Clan, and he knew that Li Xuan was still alone until now.
“Boss, do you think everyone is like you? And finding a wife is as simple as drinking water?” Li Xuan glanced at Feng Tian Wu by Duan Ling Tian’s side as he muttered.
“Alright, what’re you complaining about? Let’s go look for Lin Zhuo and Lin Qi… I’ll return to Fresh Breeze Town after we catch up, and then I’ll be leaving.” As he finished speaking, Duan Ling Tian sighed. “I wonder when will be the next time I return?”
Indeed, after he left this time, Duan Ling Tian would be leaving the Darkhan Dynasty to head towards the northern desert that was neighboring to the Foreign Lands and the various Dynasties, and he would ascend the stage that was the Foreign Lands from there.
In the future, he didn’t know when he would return.
“Boss, where’re you going?” Li Xuan discerned the meaning behind Duan Ling Tian’s words.
“I’ll tell you later while we drink.” Duan Ling Tian said, “Now go find Lin Zhuo and Li Qin, I’ll go see the Patriarch… He has taken care of you during all these years, so I have to express my thanks as your Boss.”
After Li Xuan left, Duan Ling Tian notified Feng Tian Wu before going alone to see the Li Clan’s Patriarch.
For the sake of expression his thanks, Duan Ling Tian left behind a grade seven spirit sword.
A grade seven spirit sword was no different to trash in Duan Ling Tian’s eyes now, yet in the eyes of the Li Clan’s Patriarch, it was a peerless treasure, and he took it to be the Clan Guarding Treasure.
After leaving the courtyard the Li Clan’s Patriarch lived in, Duan Ling Tian brought Feng Tian Wu along to have a meal and drink with Li Xuan, Lin Zhuo, and Lin Qi.
All those years ago, he had very few friends in Aurora City, and besides Xiao Yu, there was only Lin Zhuo and Lin Qi.
After many years, the youths from all those years had grown into men, yet their friendship was still remembered deeply within their hearts, and it was impossible to forget for their entire lifetimes.
Duan Ling Tian headed to the Fresh Breeze Town’s Li Family with Feng Tian Wu after eating and drinking with them, and he left behind some Origin Stones before leaving to hurry back to the Imperial City that very night.
On the next day, Duan Ling Tian paid a visit to all the seniors in the Imperial City, including the Dean of Paladin Academy, his old teach in the Paladin Academy from all those years ago, Sima Chang Feng.
Besides that, he made a trip back to the Duan Clan and the Imperial palace.
After basically everything was dealt with, he went to see the Junior Marquis, Nie Feng, before leaving the Crimson Sky Kingdom’s Imperial City with Elder Kong, Feng Wu Dao, and Feng Tian Wu.
Meanwhile, the Senior Marquis, Nie Rong, and the Divine Might Marquis, Nie Yuan, hadn’t returned yet.
In the sky above the Crimson Sky Kingdom, an enormous sword passed through the sky, and its destination was straight towards the Darkstone Empire.
Duan Ling Tian sat cross-legged on the enormous sword, and he finally heaved a sigh of relief. He’d been extremely busy during these past few days, and he finally had the chance to rest.
After resting for a while, Duan Ling Tian withdrew the fifth level Wind Concept Fragment that he obtained in the Sword Monarch’s Treasure that day, and he calmed his heart to comprehend Wind Concept.
The pressing matter at the moment for him was to comprehend Intermediate Wind Concept or Void Interpretation Concept, as only in this way would he be able to advance a step further and officially break through to the Void Interpretation Stage.
As for Lightning Concept and Earth Concept, even though he had the corresponding Concept Fragment in his possession, yet he couldn’t divert his distraction while comprehending Concept.
So he could only improve his Concepts one by one.
When his Wind Concept advanced slowly even with the assistance of the Wind Concept, that would be the time he would comprehend other Concepts a step further.
Now, his point of concentration was Wind Concept.
There were another 10 months of time before the Martial Competition of the Ten Dynasties would begin, and he had to comprehend Intermediate Wind Concept before that and become a Void Interpretation Stage martial artist.