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"Ask Xiao Lu. I have to go out and do something." Duan Ling Tian lightly smiled. Although he had a different face now, his smile was extremely natural.
Duan Ling Tian brought Little Black in his sleeve before walking out of the house.
After leaving the house, Duan Ling Tian asked a passerby about the location of the Alchemist Guild in the inner city before walking over with large strides.
The inner city wasn’t big but neither was it small. Duan Ling Tian weaved through the stream of people before arriving at the Alchemist Guild half an hour later.
Compared to Aurora City’s Alchemist Guild, the Imperial City’s Alchemist Guild was an ancient and majestic building.
"This should probably be the main building for the Crimson Sky Kingdom’s Alchemist Guild," Duan Ling Tian thought in his heart.
Within the Alchemist Guild’s lobby, the stream of people entering and leaving was unceasing. Most of these people were here to post assignments. There was also a small amount of people who had an Alchemist Guild crest on their chests. Obviously they were alchemists, and most of them were Grade Nine Alchemists.
"Grade Nine Alchemists that were a rare sight in Fresh Breeze Town and even Aurora City are now everywhere to be seen." Duan Ling Tian sighed in his heart, and at the same time he withdrew his Grade Nine Alchemist crest and placed it on his chest before walking in.
Instantly, the people outside the Alchemist Guild’s door stopped their steps and their gazes descended onto Duan Ling Tian… a Grade Nine Alchemist!
This wasn’t the main point. The main point was that this violet-clothed youth looked to be only around the age of 18.
An 18-year-old Grade Nine Alchemist? They were all shocked.
Although Duan Ling Tian had disguised his face, this face was still a face of a youth and looked to be at most around the age of 18.
Duan Ling Tian ignored these gazes. He directly walked into the Alchemist Guild lobby and made his way towards the counter.
Meanwhile, the people at the door finally started moving.
"18-year-old youth, Grade Nine Alchemist? Is it real or fake?"
"Y=Do you believe this? Do you think that if our Crimson Sky Kingdom really had an 18-year-old Grade Nine Alchemist that passed the Alchemist Guild’s verification, we wouldn’t know about it?"
"You’re right. The crest he’s wearing is probably from his family’s senior."
"I think so too."
Most of the people didn’t consider Duan Ling Tian to be a real Grade Nine Alchemist.
If Duan Ling Tian knew of what they thought, he would surely laugh in disdain and feel that they had gotten excited over something so common! According to the memories of Rebirth Martial Emperor, 18-year-old alchemist appeared in the ‘Foreign Lands’ without end and were countless in number…
Duan Ling Tian walked over to an empty counter; however, just when he was about to reach the counter, a blue-clothed young man dash over to his front and stood at the counter before him.
Duan Ling Tian’s face sank.
The young man didn’t get the attendant to help him post or receive an assignment, but instead looked over at Duan Ling Tian with a ridiculing smile on the corners of his mouth.
The young man was over 20 years old and emitted arrogance between his brows.
"Kid, the Alchemist Guild’s rules state that only alchemists are qualified to wear the Alchemist Guild’s crest. If someone were to give another their crest as they pleased, it would be considered a form of disrespect towards the Alchemist Guild!"
The young man looked at Duan Ling Tian with a spurious smile. "Your family seniors are really bold, actually daring to let a little kid like you wear their Alchemist Guild crest. Looks like have no respect for the Alchemist Guild…"
Duan Ling Tian was initially thought that it was strange. This person didn’t actually want to get to the counter, he wanted stop him. Now that he heard what the young man said, Duan Ling Tian finally came to an understanding and knew why the young man had stopped him…
Duan Ling Tian’s eyes flickered and a trace of ridicule appeared on the corners of his mouth, then he lightly smiled and said, "How do you know it isn’t my own Alchemist Guild crest? Or maybe it’s you who’s getting excited over something common and think that it’s impossible to be a Grade Nine Alchemist at an age like mine?"
Just at this moment, many people within the Alchemist Guild lobby surrounded them. Watching a scene was human nature.
"Eh, isn’t this the Xiao Clan’s genius alchemist, Xiao He?"
"Yeah, its Xiao He. Allegedly, this Xiao He became a Grade Nine Alchemist when he just turned 20 and was publically acknowledge as our Crimson Sky Kingdom’s most talented genius alchemist in the younger generation!"
"The Xiao Clan really got lucky, producing such a genius alchemist. With Xiao He’s natural talent, becoming a Grade Seven Alchemist in the future won’t be difficult!"
"Eh, this youth is a Grade Nine Alchemist as well? Oh my god, he looks like he’s only 18."
"Didn’t you hear what Xiao He said earlier? This youth probably got the Alchemist Guild crest from his family’s senior and purposely came here to show off."
"This youth’s seniors are really outrageous."
The surrounding crowd discussed animatedly.
No one felt that Duan Ling Tian could really be a Grade Nine Alchemist, as he too young after all. Moreover, in the entire history of the Crimson Sky Kingdom, there had never once been an 18-year-old Grade Nine Alchemist…
Duan Ling Tian raised his eyebrows.
20 years old, Grade Nine Alchemist?
In the Crimson Sky Kingdom’s domain, such a natural talent was indeed considered to be a genius alchemist; however, wasn’t he a bit too arrogant.
"I’m getting excited over something common?" Xiao He perked up his head and mocked, "Little kid! Last year, when I was 20, I, Xiao He, registered as a Grade Nine Alchemist in this Alchemist Guild. I was acknowledged as the most gifted alchemist in the entire younger generation of the Crimson Sky Kingdom, and this was something that the Guild Master of the Crimson Sky Kingdom’s Alchemist Guild’s main guild personally acknowledged. If you’re really a Grade Nine Alchemist, how could I have not heard of it? So, you are surely a fake!"
"Sometimes being self-confident is a good thing, but you shouldn’t make self-confidence your means to be arrogant. In this world, there are some people that might not have the same level of fame as you, but that doesn’t mean their natural talent is inferior to yours. So, I, this little kid, will give you a piece of advice: you should conduct yourself in a more humble manner." Duan Ling Tian shook his head and smiled before slowly saying, "If there’s nothing else, please move aside; my time is extremely precious."
What Duan Ling Tian said caused the surrounding bystanders to have weird expressions on their faces… This kid was actually teaching Xiao He a lesson?
"Little kid! You seem to be too self-righteous." Xiao He’s face sank and his voice turned slightly cold.
"Xiao He, what’s going on?" Just at this moment, a middle-aged man with a dignified appearance walked out from within the Alchemist Guild and walked over upon seeing the crowd gathered together.
"Vice Guild Master." Instantly, the surrounding crowd respectfully greeted the middle-aged man.
Even Xiao He was no exception.
This middle-aged man was precisely the Crimson Sky Kingdom’s Alchemist Guild’s Vice Guild Master, Ye Lun.
"Vice Guild Master, this person put on another’s Alchemist Guild crest and blatantly sought public attention. It’s detrimental to the Alchemist Guild’s reputation, so I say the Alchemist Guild should find the true owner of this Alchemist Guild crest and give out punishment to him!" Xiao He pointed at the Alchemist Guild crest on Duan Ling Tian’s chest and spoke with a sense of justice.
Duan Ling Tian was slightly surprised when he saw the middle-aged man, as through the memories of Rebirth Martial Emperor, he was able to discern that this middle-aged man around the age of 50 was actually a Grade Seven Alchemist… As expected of the Crimson Sky Kingdom’s Alchemist Guild’s Vice Guild Master!
"Oh?" After hearing what Xiao He said, Ye Lun curiously sized up Duan Ling Tian before asking, in an indifferent voice, "Kid, who gave you this Alchemist Guild crest?"
Duan Ling Tian started laughing. "What, the dignified Vice Guild Master of the Alchemist Guild speaks irresponsibly when he doesn’t know the truth of the matter yet?"
Ye Lun’s brows creased.
"Presumptuous!" Xiao He’s face sank as he shouted at Duan Ling Tian, "Kid, you still dare deny it in front of the Vice Guild Master?"
Ye Lun raised his hand to stop Xiao He before glancing at Duan Ling Tian in interest. "Kid, could it be that it’s really your own Alchemist Guild crest?"
"Is it that strange?" Duan Ling Tian shrugged and had a disapproving expression.
"It isn’t strange, but you seem to be only around 18 years old. Are you sure this Grade Nine Alchemist crest is something you obtained through the verification of our Alchemist Guild?" Ye Lun’s eyes shined brilliantly as his gaze descended upon Duan Ling Tian’s face, seeming to be wanting to discern something.
Unfortunately, however, he was bound to be disappointed, as Duan Ling Tian’s face remained unchanged from the beginning until the end.
"Kid, if you can’t prove that you’re really the owner of the Grade Nine Alchemist crest, then our Alchemist Guild has the right to reclaim this crest," Ye Lun added.
Actually, Ye Lun didn’t believe that this Alchemist Guild crest belonged to the youth in front of him either. He was sure that the youth’s Alchemist Guild crest was indeed one that was issued by the Crimson Sky Kingdom’s Alchemist Guild, because on the crest was a special marking of the Crimson Sky Kingdom’s Alchemist Guild’s main guild.
If the Crimson Sky Kingdom had a 18-year-old Grade Nine Alchemist, no matter how secluded the small city it was verified in, the small city’s Alchemist Guild would report it to the main guild at the first possible moment, so as far as he was concerned, the possibility that this Alchemist Guild Crest was the youth’s was nearly non-existent.
How could Ye Lun have known that when Duan Ling Tian was 16 years old, after he tested and verified his status as a Grade Nine Alchemist in Aurora City, the Alchemist Guild’s Guild Master at the time, Su Mo, did indeed think of reporting this matter to the main guild.
However, later on, after hearing the nonsense Duan Ling Tian spoke of, Su Mo believed it to be true. He really thought that Duan Ling Tian’s mysterious teacher was unwilling to let anyone disturb Duan Ling Tian’s growth, so he concealed the matter and didn’t report it.
This leader of the Alchemist Guild’s main guild had absolutely no knowledge of the existence of Duan Ling Tian, or else the person that was publically acknowledged as the most gifted genius alchemist in the younger generation of Crimson Sky Kingdom wouldn’t be Xiao He, but Duan Ling Tian!
Although a 20-year-old Grade Nine Alchemist was rare in the history of the Crimson Sky Kingdom, it wasn’t that rare.
But a 16-year-old Grade Nine Alchemist, not to mention it hadn’t appeared in the entire history of the Crimson Sky Kingdom, it’s even never appeared in the entire history of the Azure Forest Imperial Kingdom!
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