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Duan Ling Tian ignored Li Xiao’s mocking.
The medicine store manager put the bagged medicinal materials on the counter as he said to Duan Ling Tian, “Respected customer, the medicinal materials you requested are all here. As for the other medicinal materials, that is a total of 487 silver …”
Before the manager could finish what he said, Li Xiao had already started mocking Duan Ling Tian. “Buying cheap medicinal materials, as expected of a bumpkin. So much medicinal materials but only costing 487 silver, not even half the cost of fifty grams of Fifty Year Old Blood Lingzhi!”
Although Li Yuan didn’t join in, the corners of his mouth had a mocking smile.
The medicine store manager glanced indifferently at Li Xiao, but when he looked at Duan Ling Tian, he was extremely modest. “Respected customer, to thank you for trusting our store. Seeing as this 487 silver is an odd number extra from the round total, you can consider this as our store giving you a favor. You only have to pay for the Fifty-Year-Old Blood Lingzhi,” he said, under the stunned gazes of Li Xiao and Li Yuan.
“Manager, here’s 50,000 silver. You can count it.”
Duan Ling Tian withdrew a stack of one thousand denomination silver bills and counted fifty bills before passing them over.
“All good. It’s 50,000 silver, thank you! We will await your next visit.”
Under the manager’s modest gaze, Duan Ling Tian and the young girl took the pile of medicinal materials,walked past Li Xiao and Li Yuan, who had expressions of disbelief, and left the medicine store.
Li Yuan and Li Xiao’s gazes had already been frozen entirely and their hearts were violently trembling.
They couldn’t believe what they had just witnessed.
Li Xiao pinched his thigh. When he felt the pain from his thigh, only then did he realize that he wasn’t dreaming.
With an expression that showed that he didn’t dare believe what just happened, Li Xiao took a deep breath and asked, “Manager, the 50,000 silver was money for buying Blood Lingzhi?”
“Yes, that respected customer bought five pounds of Fifty-Year-Old Blood Lingzhi.”
The manager nodded.
Li Xiao looked like he had just been struck by lightning.
Li Yuan’s face was extremely ugly.
No wonder Duan Ling Tian dared to call him stingy…
It was true that in front of five pounds of Fifty Year Old Blood Lingzhi, not to mention the promise of gifting the young girl 50 grams of Fifty Year Old Blood Lingzhi, the 250 grams of Fifty Year Old Blood Lingzhi that he was going to buy for himself was still be nothing.
After spending 5,000 silver and buying 250 grams of Fifty Year Old Blood Lingzhi, the two of them left the medicine store.
“Li Xiao, are you sure he is a branch family disciple?”
Li Yuan’s tone was low and heavy.
It would be difficult for even his father to fork out that amount of silver.
“Brother Li Yuan, I’m absolutely sure he’s a branch family disciple. Even I can’t understand how he has so much money… Why don’t we go to the branch family disciple registration office and look him up?”
Li Xiao felt it to be inconceivable as well.
“Yeah, go and find out about his background. If he really is only a branch family disciple, then this time I want both his wealth and his woman!"
Li Yuan nodded. In the corner of his eyes, traces of greed could be seen.
Even until now, he still couldn't forget about the young girl from before…
This feeling was even stronger than the time he saw Li Shi Shi for the first time!
Unfortunately, Li Shi Shi was too dominating, and her strength was not below his.
She normally wouldn't even look him in the eye. After trying to pursue her for some time, he had no choice but to give up.
As far as he was concerned, the young girl that he took a liking for now would only require him to get rid of Duan Ling Tian. Anything besides that wouldn't be an issue.
Moreover, he might even be able to obtain great wealth from Duan Ling Tian.
With the help of this wealth, his strength would be able to progress at an even faster pace, maybe even netting an outstanding placing in the next martial meet of the clan, and allow him to win the prizes that he dreamed off.
Li Clan estate.
Duan Ling Tian started getting busy as soon as he returned.
Besides concocting the Seven Treasures Body Tempering Liquid, he had to concoct another type of medicinal liquid.
This medicinal liquid was called Blood Lingzhi Body Refinement Liquid.
The Blood Lingzhi Body Refinement Liquid was a body refinement medicinal liquid researched by the Rebirth Martial Emperor. It was able to assist in the cultivation process for defensive martial skills, enabling one to achieve double the results.
Even though the medicinal catalyst for the Blood Lingzhi Body Refinement Liquid could be directly consumed, the increase in speed of defensive martial skill cultivation was far from what the Blood Lingzhi Body Refinement Liquid was capable of!
The Blood Lingzhi Body Refinement Liquid was concocted from 50 grams of Fifty-Year-Old Blood Lingzhi combined with two other cheap medicinal materials.
This made its medicinal effect comparable to consuming 250 grams of Fifty Year Old Blood Lingzhi.
Moreover, it was much easier to absorb.
“Ke Er, give me 200 grams of Spirit Tempering Grass, 190 grams of Amber Leaf, 50 grams of Blood Lingzhi… and 100 grams of clear water,” Duan Ling Tian instructed the young girl.
With the help of the young girl, he didn’t have to do everything by himself.
The first batch of Blood Lingzhi Body Refinement Liquid was quickly concocted successfully.
“Ke Er, the Frost God's Sword Technique is a sword cultivation method, so it only has offensive sword skills… Starting from today, I’ll pass on to you two other martial skills, a movement technique and a defensive martial skill.”
The martial skills Duan Ling Tian passed on to the young girl were two high grade Profound Rank skills.
These martial skills were the best skills the young girl could cultivate at the moment, and they wouldn’t easily attract unwanted attention.
Profound Rippling Steps, a high grade Profound Rank movement technique.
When cultivated to mastery, the legs turn into shadows with matchless grace…
It is a movement technique extremely suited to women.
Stealth Substitution, a high grade Profound Rank martial skill.
Contrary to the typical head-on resistance of attacks that most defensive martial skills use, this defense martial skill stresses the use of a weaker force to counter a stronger force. It’s based on cultivating the body until it is extremely delicate and flexible, allowing the user to divert the attacks that land on their body elsewhere.
Most head-on resistance type defensive martial skills require the body to be cultivated until the muscles are firm as fine steel, thus causing it to be unsuitable for women.
Duan Ling Tian didn’t wish for Ke Er to become a muscle woman in the future.
So this defense martial skill suited her well.
“Ke Er, from now on, besides improving your cultivation, you have to spend some time on your movement technique. As for the defensive martial skill, with the help of the Blood Lingzhi Body Refinement Liquid, you only need to set aside a little bit of time to cultivate it.”
Duan Ling Tian looked towards the young girl as he patiently guided her.
Only Duan Ling Tian had such resolution.
Even in the Li family main clan, there weren’t many people who could unceasingly use Blood Lingzhi to assist in the cultivation of defensive martial skills.
Most people only used the assistance of Blood Lingzhi when they were at the threshold to break through to the next stage.
Just like Li Yuan.
“Yes, Young Master.”
The young girl obediently nodded. She was only able to memorize the two martial skills Duan Ling Tian dictated after some time.
After Ke Er returned to her room to cultivate, Duan Ling Tian pondered for a moment before going to see his mother.
He passed on the two martial skills from earlier to Li Rou.
“Mom… Once I step into the Core Formation Stage and refine a Spirit Containment Pill, you should dissipate your current Origin Energy. At that time, I’ll pass on to you a cultivation method that’s similar to Ke Er’s Frost God's Sword Technique, and with the medicinal strength of the Spirit Containment Pill, it will only take a short amount of time for your Origin Energy to recover to its current peak state, or even surpass it,” Duan Ling Tian told his mother.
He had long since wanted to pass on a top rank cultivation method to his mother.
But unfortunately, his mother had long since developed her Origin Energy, so in order to change to a different cultivation method, the current Origin Energy in the body had to be dissipated first.
Dissipating the Origin Energy was a very dangerous affair unless the assistance from a Spirit Containment Pill was present.
“OK, Mom will listen to you.” Li Rou dotingly nodded.
Her son had grown up and was now able to take care of the family.
“Feng, can you see it? Our son has become an upstanding and dauntless man.”
Li Rou’s gaze drifted and her face had an expression of happiness.
Duan Ling Tian heaved a sigh.
Every time he saw his mother like this, he knew she was thinking about his father, so he didn’t disturb her and left.
After returning to his room, Duan Ling Tian started to search Rebirth Martial Emperor’s memories for a suitable defensive martial skill to cultivate…
As for offensive martial skills, he didn’t require one at the moment, as the Form and Will Boxing and Sword Drawing Arts he had mastered were more than enough to allow him to be one of the best among his peers.
Once he reaches the Core Formation Stage, he will cultivate the high grade Profound Rank skill, Finishing Touch!
As for movement techniques, he had the Spirit Serpent Movement Technique.
Only his defensive martial skills were a blank slate.
The Nine Dragons War Sovereign Technique’s defensive martial skill, Earth Dragon Shield, required one’s cultivation to be at least at the Origin Core Stage.
To Duan Ling Tian, this was too far, and he couldn’t wait that long!
“Mountain Mimicry Technique… No, it’s too passive, and it would be hard to use in unison with the Spirit Serpent Movement Technique.”
“Drum Form… It won’t do either!”
Duan Ling Tian earnestly searched through the high grade Profound Rank defense martial skills in Rebirth Martial Emperor’s memories. He gradually started feeling slightly exhausted.
Exhaustion that stemmed from his spirit.
Reading the memories of Rebirth Martial Emperor required a large consumption of spirit energy, so it was difficult to do it for prolonged periods.
When Duan Ling Tian was feeling drowsy, he finally found a martial skill, instantly becoming frenzied and jolting awake.
Greater Teleportation, a high grade Profound Rank defense martial skill, a skill that stresses upon doing unto another what another does unto you!
It was an alternative with similar effects to Stealth Substitution!
The only difference being that Greater Teleportation had even harsher cultivation requirements. The cultivator was required to have a body that was soft as if without bones, only then would the cultivator be able to skillfully reverse the opponent’s attack and use the power of teleportation to return it to the opponent.
Duan Ling Tian, who had cultivated the Spirit Serpent Form of the Nine Dragons War Sovereign Technique, happened to fulfill these requirements!
After choosing his martial skill, Duan Ling Tian started his cultivation.
First, he put the Blood Lingzhi Body Refinement Liquid into the bath barrel and soaked his entire body inside.
Feeling the bone-piercing coldness of the Blood Lingzhi Body Refinement Liquid, Duan Ling Tian’s expression became serious as he started to circulate the Greater Teleportation mental cultivation method…
Greater Teleportation is a defensive martial skill that focuses mainly on the cultivation of the fleshly body, allowing the surface of the fleshly body to develop a defensive qi barrier.
The attributes of the defensive qi barrier that are developed by the fleshly body change according to the defensive martial skill cultivated.
Once the defensive qi barrier is cultivated, it will only appear on the body’s surface when the defensive martial skill is circulated, revealing its formidable defensive capabilities.
Under the assistance of the Blood Lingzhi Body Refinement Liquid, Duan Ling Tian’s Greater Teleportation cultivation nearly reached the rudiments stage in but just a night’s time.
The mastery of a martial skill was divided into four stages.
Rudiments stage, initial stage, mastery stage, and perfection stage.
The gap in strength of each stage is extremely wide.
For example, Duan Ling Tian’s Form and Will Boxing’s Collapsing Fist, it can be considered to be in the perfection stage.
But because it’s essence is that of a low grade Profound Rank martial skill and incomparable to the middle grade Profound Rank martial skill, Howling Tiger Fist, Li Xiao mistook it for Howling Tiger Fist cultivated to the mastery stage.
“In one month, this Greater Teleportation will certainly smoothly enter the rudiments stage.
The corners of Duan Ling Tian’s mouth had a trace of confidence.
Of course, while he was cultivating Greater Teleportation, Duan Ling Tian did not forget to cultivate the Spirit Serpents Movement Technique…
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