Chapter 977: Leng Ji
Translator: EndlessFantasy Translation Editor: EndlessFantasy Translation
Soon Duan Ling Tian’s mind was jolted, and he saw a fragment gleaming in blue-colored chi within the Spatial Ring. It was none other than the Wind Profundity Fragment.
‘The gleaming blue chi that surrounds this piece of Wind Profundity Fragment is even more intense than the one that I previously obtained from the Sword Monarch’s treasure.’ Duan Ling Tian thought to himself with raised eyebrows.
Back then, he obtained three pieces of Profundity Fragments from the Sword Monarch’s treasure, all of which were Third Level Monarch Stage Profundity Fragments except for one, which was a Third Level Monarch Stage Wind Profundity Fragment.
However, compared to the Eighth Level Monarch Stage Wind Profundity Fragment he had just found, that piece of Third Level Monarch Stage Wind Profundity Fragment was not even worth mentioning at all.
“Now that I’ve had my hands on this Eighth Level Monarch Stage Wind Profundity Fragment, that Third Level Monarch Stage Wind Profundity Fragment can now be given to the sect.” Duan Ling Tian made up his mind with a leap of his heart.
This time, any of the Five Element Sect disciples who entered the Martial Emperor’s secret treasure would have to hand over the Profundity Fragment to the sect if they managed to get their hands on it.
If one obtained the second or third piece of the Profundity Fragments, they would be allowed to put those away for their own use.
At this moment, Duan Ling Tian was going to hand over the Third Level Monarch Stage Wind Profundity Fragment that he obtained in the Sword Monarch’s treasure in the past to the sect as repayment for their graciousness in nurturing him.
For he who had already obtained the Eighth Level Monarch Stage Wind Profundity Fragment, the Third Level Monarch Stage Wind Profundity Fragment was something that he could discard now.
“Duan Ling Tian! You bastard! Since when have you become so strong?!” At this moment, among the three people who stood in the distance by the cavern entrance with their bodies completely stunned, Huang Daniu was the first person to return to his senses. As he walked towards Duan Ling Tian, he watched at him with bewilderment suffused onto his face. A gleam of disbelief was still apparent in his eyes.
Everything that had just happened was like a dream to him.
Su Li and Zhang Shou Yong were also awakened by Huang Daniu’s voice. Entering the cavern once again, they walked towards Duan Ling Tian.
A hint of skepticism and disbelief could also be seen in their gaze when they shot a glance at Duan Ling Tian.
In their opinion, the strength that Duan Ling Tian had just displayed was exceedingly impossible and was completely beyond their imagination.
In the face of these three astonished faces, Duan Ling Tian merely smiled and held his tongue.
At the same time, Duan Ling Tin shifted his attention to the black-clad young man whom he had just killed and was mounted on the cavern wall before he shifted his attention to the gigantic hammer beside him once more.
“A grade one spirit weapon!” Lifting his hand, Duan Ling Tian held up the gigantic hammer which was a grade one spirit weapon and casually weighed it in his hands. “Hmm, it’s quite heavy…”
“Duan Ling Tian, you usually use a sword. So… regarding this gigantic hammer… I really don’t think it would suit you at all. How about this? Why don’t you… you know… Hehe!” He suggested with his gleaming eyes gawking at the gigantic hammer in Duan Ling Tian’s hand while rubbing his palms together. Nobody had noticed, but Huang Daniu had already arrived by Duan Ling Tian’s side. “What? Are you trying to say that this gigantic hammer doesn’t suit me but you instead?” Duan Ling Tian could not suppress the smile that crept upon his face. How could he not possibly see through what Huang Daniu had in mind? It was obvious that he was interested in the gigantic hammer, a grade one spirit weapon and was trying to get his hands on it.
“Heh!” Huang Daniu, whose intentions had been revealed by Duan Ling Tian smiled in embarrassment while rubbing the side of his face, exposing a beaming smile that seemed rather unusual on his face.
“Just take it if you want to.” Shaking his head, Duan Ling Tian casually threw the gigantic hammer to Huang Daniu as if he was throwing out the trash.
It had never crossed Huang Daniu’s mind that Duan Ling Tian would give him the gigantic hammer, a grade one spirit weapon so readily. Flustered, he took hold of the gigantic hammer and beamed at Duan Ling Tian with intense fire in his eyes. “D-Duan Ling Tian, are you really giving me t-this grade one spirit weapon?”
“What? Don’t you want it? Fine then, I’ll just give it to Big Brother Zhang if you don’t want it. I’m sure Big Brother Zhang would be very interested in this grade one spirit weapon as well.” Duan Ling Tian smiled teasingly.
“I want it! Of course I want it! How could I not want it!” When Huang Daniu heard those words coupled with the sight of Zhang Shou Yong walking slowly toward them with his gaze stuck on the gigantic hammer in his hand, he immediately became panic-stricken.
He truly feared that Duan Ling Tian would make him return the gigantic hammer and give it to Zhang Shou Yong instead.
“Big Brother Zhang, I’ll help upgrade your wine gourd to a grade one spirit weapon later… The grade one spirit weapon that I can refine is far superior to this hammer.” Looking at the interest Zhang Shou Yong was showing in the gigantic hammer, Duan Ling Tian made an offer to him using Voice Transmission.
Be it Huang Daniu or Zhang Shou Yong, they were both friends of his so he did not want to favor one more than the other.
Upon hearing Duan Ling Tian’s words, Zhang Shou Yong narrowed his eyes a little before replying in his Voice Transmission in shock, “Brother Ling Tian, y-you can refine grade one spirit weapons now?”
Naturally, he understood the significance of being able to refine grade one spirit weapons. This meant that Duan Ling Tian was now a grade one weapon craftsman.
A third-rate force like the Blade Sect that he was a part of did not even have a grade one weapon craftsman at all, let alone even a second-rate force. There was no guarantee that a first-rate force would have someone like this in it as well!
For this reason alone, one could easily imagine just how respected and honorable a first-rate weapons craftsman was on the Cloud Continent.
“Yes,” Duan Ling Tian nodded.
“Will the grade one spirit weapon that you’re going to refine for me be stronger than the hammer in Huang Daniu’s hands now?” Zhang Shou Yong’s breathing hastened from not being able to help himself as he asked with his Voice Transmission.
“That old hammer?” Duan Ling Tian shook his head as he smiled wryly. “Isn’t Big Brother Zhang underestimating me a little too much now?”
“Old hammer?” Zhang Shou Yong was immediately taken aback by Duan Ling Tian’s words. By the time he regained his senses, a twitch could be seen at the corner of his mouth. ‘That was a grade one spirit weapon for goodness sake! Yet, it was labeled as an “old hammer” by Duan Ling Tian?!’
“Don’t you think that was a little too harsh in ridiculing people?” he asked.
“Well, it’s only a grade one spirit weapon that provides an 88% boost. What else could it be if not an old hammer?” Duan Ling Tian answered matter-of-factly.
“Y-You mean, you can refine a grade one spirit weapon that can provide a boost beyond 88%?” Zhang Shou Yong’s eyes lit up immediately as his breathing became even more rapid.
“If I can’t come up with a grade one spirit weapon that provides a 90% boost, I wouldn’t even dare to call myself a grade one weapon craftsman at all!” Duan Ling Tian continued his reply with his Voice Transmission.
“A 90% boost?” Zhang Shou Yong was stunned and was completely dumbfounded.
Even though he only had a grade three spirit weapon wine gourd in his hand, it was still a grade three spirit weapon that could provide a 70% boost. It was refined by Duan Ling Tian in the past and could already be considered to be the best of the best among grade three spirit weapons.
At that time, he was already blown away by the fact that a grade three spirit weapon refined by Duan Ling Tian could provide such a powerful boost.
However, it had never crossed his mind that Duan Ling Tian could actually craft a grade one spirit weapon that could provide a 90% boost.
Spirit weapons of this caliber could be considered to be the best of the best among all grade one spirit weapons.
However, looking at the confidence within Duan Ling Tian’s eyes, Zhang Shou Yong could not bring himself to doubt his words. After letting a hearty smile out on his face, he no longer had his eyes on the gigantic hammer in Huang Daniu’s hand.
From what he could see, the gigantic hammer was similar to trash that was not even worth mentioning compared to the grade one spirit weapon wine gourd that he would obtain in the future.
“Duan Ling Tian…” Staring at Duan Ling Tian, a smile filled with intense bitterness crept up upon the corner of Su Li’s mouth. This man that he had come to know since he was 18 years old had grown so much to the way he is today.
In his opinion, the fact that he could walk out from a tiny kingdom in the Darkhan Dynasty by himself, along with his achievements to this date was already quite unimaginable. Yet, compared to this purple-clad young man in front of him, his achievements were not even worth the mention now.
“Let’s go!” Duan Ling Tian called out to the three people with raised brows and continued to move towards the central zone of the Martial Emperor’s secret treasure.
Whoosh! Whoosh! Whoosh! Whoosh!
Four figures flashed across at breakneck speed. It was as though they had transformed into four bolts of lightning as they disappeared through one of the exits in the cavern with just the blink of an eye.
Not long after Duan Ling Tian and the other three left the scene, three other figures passed through the cavern swiftly with the aim of moving toward the central zone of the Martial Emperor’s secret treasure.
Similar to Duan Ling Tian and the other three, it was apparent that these three were also heading towards the central zone of the Martial Emperor’s secret treasure.
As the three of them passed through the cavern, they suddenly came to a halt one after the other. This revealed their faces. It was as though they had discovered something.
All three of them appeared to be young men who were about 35 years old.
The next second, the three young men noticed the body embedded in the cavern wall on one side of the cavern. One by one, they narrowed their eyes immediately.
“I’m quite sure that the person who put this body into such a thick cavern wall must have a strength that’s at least 1,000 ancient horned dragons and above.” One of the young men gasped in surprise.
The moment the other two young men heard this, their expressions turned gloomy immediately.
Shortly after, another young man muttered in surprise, “Even among the most outstanding young powerhouses currently in our Izumo Sect, or the Anicca and that North Nether Sect, there’s probably no more than ten people who possess such immense power even with the usage of a spirit weapon, right?”
From what he said, it was apparent that he and the other two young men by his side were all disciples from a second-rate force in the northern desert — the Izumo Sect.
“Eh? Why does this person seem rather familiar?” The last young man shifted his attention to the body of the black-clad young man embedded within the cavern wall. He found this black-clad young man to be rather familiar as he raised his brows.
“You know him?” Immediately, the other two young men looked at the one who had just spoken with curiosity written all over their faces.
At the next moment, the man who found the black-clad young man embedded in the cavern wall to be familiar gradually inched his way to the body in the wall with curiosity in his heart.
The closer he got, the more familiar the black-clad young man seemed.
When the other two saw this, they followed suit behind the young man. They walked toward the cavern wall step by step as they stared at the body of the black-clad young man embedded within the wall like a mural.
Upon seeing clearly the face attached to the body, the young man who was leading the group immediately narrowed his eyes.
“L-Leng Ji?” Within mere moments, horror dawned on his face. With his eyes gleaming in disbelief, it was as though he had witnessed something that had completely blown his mind.