Chapter 830: Distributing Rewards
Translator: KurazyTolanzuraytor Editor: JayC
“Anytime!” After Duan Ling Tian received the voice transmission of the young monk, he replied unhurriedly.
Earlier, Duan Ling Tian wasn’t the slightest bit afraid when facing the young monk’s challenge.
Presently, his cultivation had successively broken through by two levels, so Duan Ling Tian, whose strength had increased greatly, was naturally even more unafraid.
It was even to the extent that so long as this young monk wasn’t an Inscription Master, the young monk would be utterly incapable of going against the illusory space constructed by his soul skill, Thousand Illusions, with only a cultivation at the sixth level of the Void Interpretation Stage.
Unless the young monk had also consumed a special spirit fruit that strengthened the soul, or in other words, Spiritual Force.
So long as the young monk’s Spiritual Force was at the sixth level of the Void Interpretation Stage and wasn’t an Inscription Master, then once he fell into the illusory space constructed by Duan Ling Tian’s soul skill, he would be a lamb waiting to be slaughtered.
“Duan Ling Tian, congratulations.” Sword 13 and Saber 5 nodded and smiled to Duan Ling Tian before soaring into the sky to gather with the two Vice Fort Masters of Skywolf Fort, the two middle aged monks of Empyrean Temple, and the Sect Master of the Emotion Severing Sect, Pei An.
The higher-ups of the four great powers of the Foreign Lands had gathered together.
“I originally thought that Duan Ling Tian was about to be defeated, yet who would have known that a turn in events occurred and he actually defeated Qi Feng to obtain the number 1 rank in the Martial Competition of the Ten Dynasties this time!” Someone couldn’t help but exclaim with astonishment.
Meanwhile, Duan Ling Tian had become the center of attention as well.
The first place in the Martial Competition of the Ten Dynasties!
How great an honor was this?
“Zhang Yan, I truly never imagined that I would be able to see you here… And what I didn’t expect even more was that you actually joined a power of the Foreign Lands, the Emotion Severing Sect, that isn’t inferior to the Skywolf Fort, and you’ve even become the personal disciple of the Sect Master.” Duan Ling Tian flew out to arrive by the side of Zhang Yan who stood alone in the sky, and he took the initiative to greet Zhang Yan.
All those years ago, even though there was slight conflict between him and Zhang Yan, yet it couldn’t be considered to be any deep enmity.
Since both of them who came from the same Imperial Kingdom were able to meet in the Foreign Lands, it was sufficient to show that there was fate between them.
“You’re not bad as well, as you were able to successively break through two levels under a dangerous situation like that and break through to the fourth level of the Void Interpretation Stage in one go! Moreover, that sword you used to shatter Qi Feng’s arrow isn’t simple, right?” Zhang Yan glanced deeply at Duan Ling Tian, yet his face still remained expressionless.
The smile on Duan Ling Tian’s face had completely frozen long ago when Zhang Yan had only spoken halfway, and he only recovered from his shock after some time before taking a deep breath and asking. “It’s your master that discerned it?”
Zhang Yan nodded.
“Looks like that master of yours is only half a step away from the Martial Monarch Stage.” Duan Ling Tian laughed bitterly.
Never had he expected that Zhang Yan’s master was so formidable, to not only be able to discern he’d broken through to the fourth level of the Void Interpretation Stage under the circumstances that the phenomenon of the heavens and the earth hadn’t condensed into form, Zhang Yan’s master was even able to discern that the sword he utilized at that time wasn’t simple.
The sword he used at that time was the Quasi Royal Grade Spirit Sword, so it naturally wasn’t simple.
“You’re even able to discern this?” Zhang Yan’s emotionless face revealed a rare expression of being moved.
“It isn’t difficult to guess.” Duan Ling Tian shook his head. His mind had combined with the memories of the two lifetimes experienced by the Rebirth Martial Emperor, so drawing inferences and guessing some things wasn’t difficult.
Even Sword 13 who was a ninth level Void Transformation Stage martial artist was unable to discern the cultivation he revealed under the condition that the phenomenon of the heavens and the earth hadn’t condensed into form.
Only an expert that had stepped halfway into the Martial Monarch Stage or an expert at the Martial Monarch Stage or above was capable of discerning it.
It was obviously impossible that Zhang Yan’s master was at the Martial Monarch Stage.
If Zhang Yan’s master was at the Martial Monarch Stage, then once he made an appearance, no matter if it was the two Vice Fort Masters of Skywolf Fort, or Sword 13 and Saber 5 from the Blade Sect, all of them would probably not dare talk loudly before him.
Moreover, the Skywolf Fort and Blade Sect were only third-rate powers in the Foreign Lands.
Since that Emotion Severing Sect was coupled with these two sects, it would presumably not be strong to any extent and would surely be a third-rate power as well.
A Martial Monarch Stage expert didn’t exist in a third-rate power of the Foreign Lands.
Even if it was only a single Martial Monarch Stage expert, a power that possessed a Martial Monarch Stage expert could be considered to be a second-rate power in the Foreign Lands, and it was far from being something a third-rate power could compare to.
It could be said that if a Martial Monarch Stage expert moved out, he would be sufficient to sweep through an entire third-rate power.
The strength of a Martial Monarch Stage expert was obvious from this.
“Zhang Yan, how did you arrive at the Emotion Severing Sect? I heard from Senior Sword that your Emotion Severing Sect isn’t an ordinary sect, and only people that have severed their emotions would be able to progress well in there.” Duan Ling Tian said curiously, “You seem to be progressing well there and have even become the personal disciple of the Emotion Severing Sect’s Master… Could it be that you’ve severed your emotions as well? Didn’t you like Zi Yan?”
Even though many years had passed, Duan Ling Tian still clearly remembered Zhang Yan’s obsession towards Zi Yan.
“I am I, and she is she. There’s already no relationship between the two of us.” Zhang Yan spoke indifferently, and his tone didn’t contain the slightest feelings.
“What?!” Duan Ling Tian was greatly surprised by Zhang Yan’s reaction. “Zhang Yan, could it be that something happened between the two of you? I still remember that when we fought the first time all those years ago, you were standing up for her! Later on, you went against me in every aspect because of her as well.”
“If you came to look for me for the sake of discussing her, then you should go back. If you’ve come to catch up with me, then I welcome it with open arms.” Zhang Yan continued.
“Looks like you’ve really changed.” Duan Ling Tian shook his head and sighed. He still remembered that the Zhang Yan from all those years ago looked at him with a hostile gaze especially when before Zi Yan, and he wished for nothing more than to slice him into a thousand pieces.
Yet now, even though Zhang Yan couldn’t be considered to be friendly towards him, he seemed to not be averse towards him.
“No matter what, since you have a fortuitous encounter like this, I have to congratulate you… When two people from the Azure Forest Imperial Kingdom are able to meet in the Foreign Lands, then it can be considered to be fate.” Duan Ling Tian smiled lightly. Since Zhang Yan didn’t hold any hostility towards him anymore, he naturally wouldn’t hold a grudge from the little conflict they had in the past.
He’d always followed the principle of not attacking unless attacked!
In this world, having another friend was always better than having an extra enemy.
“Thank you.” Even though his face was still expressionless, yet his eyes flashed with a trace of bright light. Obviously, he approved of Duan Ling Tian’s words.
In the distance, the higher-ups of the Skywolf Fort, Blade Sect, Empyrean Temple, and Emotion Severing Sect were gathered together.
“Sword 13, Hui Ming, Pei An… I know the goal that all of you came here with, and it’s none other than because all of you want to take a share from my Skywolf Fort. Since all of you’ve come, my Skywolf Fort will naturally not be selfish.” Ning Can went straight to the point. “But all of you must provide a portion of the rewards distributed to the ten Dynasties and the young geniuses in the top ten of the Martial Competition of the Ten Dynasties this time!”
“Of course.” Sword 13 nodded and agreed at the first possible moment.
“This monk has no objection.” Hui Ming pressed his palms together as he spoke.
“Alright.” Pei An spoke indifferently with an expressionless face.
Not long after, the higher-ups of the four great powers of the Foreign Lands gathered the rewards for the martial competition this time, whereas, Ning Can’s expression eased up slightly.
In this way, his Skywolf Fort wouldn’t suffer a loss.
Subsequently, it was the distribution of rewards.
“The Darkhan Dynasty possesses five young geniuses that are ranked in the top ten of the martial competition this time, so it’s able to obtain 10 Concept Fragments, 10 grade three spirit weapons, and 10 bottles of grade three Life Recovery Pills.” Ning Can, who stood in the central area of the sky above the combat arena and had become the center of attention, spoke out slowly.
“Thank you, Vice Fort Master Ning!” The Emperor of the Darkhan Dynasty hurriedly expressed his gratitude after obtaining the rewards, and a smile bloomed on his face.
On the other hand, the representatives of the other nine Dynasties revealed envious expressions as they looked at the Darkhan Dynasty’s Emperor, and some of their eyes even revealed greed and killing intent. Obviously, they had malicious intent.
“Besides that, the Darqi Dynasty, Darqin Dynasty, Daryuan Dynasty, Darchu Dynasty, and Darqing Dynasty will each obtain two Concept Fragments, two grade three spirit weapons, and two bottles of grade three Life Recovery Pills.” Ning Can continued announcing and sent out the rewards at the same time.
“Thank you, Vice Fort Master Ning.” The representatives of the five great Dynasties hurriedly expressed their gratitude.
“Finally, the representatives of the remaining four Dynasties will each obtain a grade three spirit weapon and a bottle of grade three Life Recovery Pills.” Ning Can continued.
Obviously, this was a consolation prize and didn’t even carry a Concept Fragment.
Even though the expressions of the representatives of the four Dynasties was unsightly, yet they still accepted it gratefully.
The Dynasties behind them had been bustling about for so long and even sacrificed many young geniuses, yet they only obtained this little bit of rewards and didn’t even obtain a Concept Fragment. How could they be happy?
Even if it was only a single one, a Concept Fragment was sufficient to represent a future Void Transformation Stage expert.
So, the value of a Concept Fragment wasn’t something a spirit weapon or medicinal pill could compare to.
After distributing the rewards to the various Dynasties, Ning Can’s voice sounded out once more. “Now, I call upon the young geniuses that are ranked in the top ten to come forward.”
Whoosh! Whoosh! Whoosh! Whoosh! Whoosh!
Instantly, the ten people, including Duan Ling Tian, soared into the sky and surrounded Ning Can.
“The first in the Martial Competition of the Ten Dynasties will obtain three fourth level Concept Fragments, ten grade three spirit weapons, and ten bottles of grade three Life Recovery Pills.” Ning Can passed over the Spatial Ring that contained the prizes to Duan Ling Tian.
“Thank you, Vice Fort Master Ning.” Duan Ling Tian grinned and completely disregarded the coldness in the depths of Ning Can’s gaze when looking at him.
For a time, Duan Ling Tian had once again drawn the attention of everyone.
Three fourth level Concept Fragments?
Even if it was the representatives of those Dynasties that included the Darkhan Dynasty’s Emperor, their eyes went completely red with envy.
After all, the Concept Fragments that the representatives of the various Dynasties obtained as reward were only first level Concept Fragments, and they were utterly unable to compare with fourth level Concept Fragments!
Duan Ling Tian had obtained three of them in one go, so how could they not feel envy?
If they knew that Duan Ling Tian didn’t have any interest towards this prize, then they would probably be angered to the point of spitting blood repeatedly.
In reality, Duan Ling Tian did indeed not care about the prize he’d just obtained and casually tossed the Spatial Ring that held the reward into his Spatial Ring, and he utterly didn’t have the intention of opening it to take a look.
Duan Ling Tian’s prize was the best.
The second in the Martial Competition of the Ten Dynasties, Zi Shang, only obtained two fourth level Concept Fragments, nine grade three spirit weapons, and nine bottles of grade three Life Recovery Pills.
The third, Qi Feng, obtained a single fourth level Concept Fragment, eight grade three spirit weapons, and eight bottles of grade three Life Recovery Pills.