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"Ignorant woman!" Duan Ru Lei coldly swept the married woman with his gaze before glancing at Duan Rong. "Rong, you return first. Remember, under no circumstances are you to provoke that Duan Ling Tian!"
"Yes, Uncle!" Duan Rong had a bitter expression on his face as he replied and left.
"Duan Ru Lei, let me tell you that if you don’t take revenge for our son, I’ll go back to my clan today!" The fat woman’s pair of small eyes were filled with a breathtaking coldness as she coldly spoke.
Although her clan was inferior to the Duan Clan, as far as she was concerned, it was still more than enough to kill Duan Ling Tian…
"Hmph! Do you think Xing is only your son? The hatred within my heart isn’t one bit weaker than yours! You saw the attitude of the Patriarch and the three elders… if I were to be struck dazed by the hatred within me, I can imagine how the clan will try every means possible to revoke my authority for the sake of protecting Duan Ling Tian!" Duan Ru Lei’s voice was chilly and revealed a dense coldness hidden within. "I hit you earlier because I was putting up a show in front of the Patriarch and the three elders, to make them put down their guard against me! Only then would I be able to let them be at ease. In this way, I’ll have the chance to secretly find a way to kill that little bastard!"
Hearing what he said caused the eyes of the fat woman to shine, and her face emitted an ashamed expression.
"Duan Ru Feng crippled my Dantian that day and caused my life to be no better than death… Now that his son has killed mine, old accounts and new combined, I must burn that Duan Ling Tian’s bones and scatter his ashes!" Duan Ru Lei’s voice was mixed with a shocking coldness of the highest degree.
Since noon, Paladin Academy was bustling with activity and noise for the entire afternoon, as the news of today’s life and death battle had spread across the academy!
"Duan Ling Tian, the son of the Duan Clan’s former peerless genius, Duan Ru Feng, exhibited a strength at the ninth level of the Core Formation Stage at the mere age of 18 and annihilated Duan Ling Xing of the same clan!"
"Duan Ling Tian, a grade 1 student, easily slaughtered a grade 4 student!" All of Paladin Academy was alarmed.
The news slowly spread out from the Paladin Academy, so it probably wouldn’t be too long before everyone within the entire Imperial City’s inner city, and even the Imperial City’s outer city, heard of this shocking piece of news.
Another peerless genius had appeared within the Duan Clan!
However, Duan Ling Tian, who was the main party in the news, was presently lazily lying on a large tree at the corner of the Martial Arts Practice Ground. His eyes were narrow as he enjoyed the sunlight that passed through the leaves and shined on his body.
Xiao Yu and Xiao Xun were discussing the Martial Dao and sparring with others not far away.
Some of the grade 1 students who were in the Star Mastermind Department with Duan Ling Tian would occasionally glance at him with eyes that emitted a trace of fear.
Although they had felt that this youth wasn’t simple, they never expected him to be so ferocious. Moreover, his identity was shocking!
"Teacher Sima." Suddenly, a middle aged man who was wearing a silk headdress and held a feather fan arrived at the corner where the grade 1 Star Mastermind Department students were, and the group of students respectfully bowed.
"Teacher." Duan Ling Tian only reacted when he noticed that Sima Chang Feng had arrived before him.
Sima Chang Feng’s leg jerked and a gentle force sprang him up before descending on the tree beside Duan Ling Tian. The tree only slightly shook before coming to a stop.
Duan Ling Tian’s gaze shone when he saw this. This was something no ordinary person was capable of, and obviously this grade 1 Star Mastermind Department teacher’s strength was extraordinary.
Moreover, Duan Ling Tian noticed that Sima Chang Feng’s aura was reserved, so even he wasn’t able to see through the approximate level at which Sima Chang Feng’s cultivation was at when relying upon the experience and formidable Spiritual Force of the Rebirth Martial Emperor.
"Why did you say you weren’t a member of the Duan Clan the other day?" Sima Chang Feng glanced deeply at Duan Ling Tian. He obviously had heard of the matter that took place at noon.
"I only found out about my origin two years ago. I only know that ever since I could remember, my mother and I relied on each other to survive. I knew virtually nothing of any Duan Clan, nor did I receive any kindness from the Duan Clan! I have never once considered myself to be a member of the Duan Clan! Not in the past, not now, and not in the future." Duan Ling Tian lightly smiled. "So, what I said was the truth."
Sima Chang Feng shook his head. "The blood of the Duan Clan flows within you after all…"
"So what?" Duan Ling Tian didn’t confirm nor deny it. "I can’t change my birth, but my future path is controlled with my own two hands, and no one is able to stop me. Teacher, I wonder what relationship you have with the Duan Clan to actually be an emissary for them." As he finished speaking, Duan Ling Tian deeply glanced at Sima Chang Feng. His gaze that was filled with wisdom was definitely not something a youth should possess.
"Kid, you are really a sly little fox." Sima Chang Feng didn’t get angry from being seen through by Duan Ling Tian. "I don’t have any relationship with the Duan Clan. However, the Duan Clan’s fourth master, Duan Ru Hong, is a good friend of mine, and I’m precisely here on his behalf."
"The Duan Clan’s fourth master?" Duan Ling Tian’s eyes constricted. He couldn’t help but recall that day in Fresh Breeze Town when he met the middle-aged man with extraordinary bearing that his mother asked him to call "Fourth Uncle."
He is Duan Ru Hong?
After a moment, Duan Ling Tian returned to his senses, then he looked at Sima Chang Feng. "Teacher, then please send a message to Duan Ru Hong for me: I, Duan Ling Tian, was no longer a member of the Duan Clan since the moment I left the Duan Clan with my mother!"
Sima Chang Feng was slightly moved. "Duan Ling Tian, this matter can be a minor or major incident, so you have to consider things carefully."
"Teacher, you’re worried that the Duan Clan will pursue the matter of Duan Ling Xing the moment I refuse?" Duan Ling Tian asked with a laugh.
"The life and death battle between you and Duan Ling Xing was held after the validation of a life and death contract, so the Duan Clan has no reason to interfere. However, your decision will undoubtedly place you in danger. The father of Duan Ling Xing, the Duan Clan’s second master, Duan Ru Lei, is no simple figure! If you return to the Duan Clan, it will be akin to another layer of protection, and that Duan Ru Lei won’t dare act rashly." Sima Chang Feng spoke with confidence and went straight to the heart of the matter.
"Thank you for your concern, Teacher, but I’ve made my decision!" Duan Ling Tian lightly smiled. He could feel Sima Chang Feng’s heartfelt concerns and his heart felt warm.
However, a mere Duan Ru Lei was still incapable of forcing him back to the Duan Clan!
It would fine and well if that Duan Ru Lei didn’t come provoke him. If he were to come, then Duan Ling Tian wouldn’t mind making a cripple into a dead man!
As he thought up to this point, a trace of a terrifying cold light flashed within Duan Ling Tian’s eyes.
"Since you’ve come to a decision, then I will say no more." Sima Chang Feng nodded. He was a smart person and knew that if he were to continue trying to persuade Duan Ling Tian, it would only lead to aversion from him.
Before long, as if he had thought of something, Sima Chang Feng changed the topic. "There’s another matter… The current political situation in the western border is in unrest, and it’s very possible that a war might break out. At that time, once the war breaks out, our Paladin Academy will send some students as reinforcements, and the first ones to be considered will be our Star Mastermind Department students. If it really comes to that, are you interested in going? Once you serve a meritorious service, you will be conferred a title of nobility by the Imperial Family and be able to soar into the sky in one go!"
Duan Ling Tian’s eyes shone as he nodded. "If I really have the chance, then I do want to go experience it…" As a weapons specialist that had crossed over to this world from Earth, Duan Ling Tian’s bones were filled with hot blood.
The places he yearned for the most were the battlefields of past and present, where armies would fight against each other and a general would become renowned over the corpses of 10,000 soldiers. That was the true battlefield that belonged to iron-blooded men!
A gale rose and swept the clouds across the sky, and a hero rode out and was gone with the wind!
What a lofty sentiment and aspiration that was!
"It’s good that you’re interested." Sima Chang Feng nodded with a smile before flying off the tree, waving his feather fan, and leaving in an elegant manner.
After Sima Chang Feng left, Duan Ling Tian sat up, closed his eyes, and started cultivating.
Nine Dragons War Sovereign Technique, Raging Python Form!
The fifth level Core Formation Stage Origin Energy within his body unceasingly poured out and gathered in every spot within his body. It started to temper his fleshly body and strengthen his lifeblood…
After an afternoon of time, his progress was next to nothing.
"If I continue at this speed, I might still be at the Core Formation Stage when Ke Er and Li Fei step into the Origin Core Stage." A trace of bitterness appeared on the corners of Duan Ling Tian’s mouth. There were times when the slow advancements of the Raging Python Form caused him a headache… Although his current strength was considered outstanding among his peers, the potential threats that he currently faced weren’t from his peers.
Even though he could rely on his inscriptions, that wasn’t his own strength; it was alright to use them occasionally, but if he were to use them frequently, he wouldn’t be able to afford to keep making more.
"Although I can refine the Dragon Blood Pill that is within the memories of Rebirth Martial Emperor, and the other materials are only ordinary, where am I to get the main material, dragon blood?" Duan Ling Tian was extremely frustrated.
According to the memories of Rebirth Martial Emperor, if he were to have Dragon Blood Pills to assist him as he cultivated the Raging Python Form, then it would provide him a yield of twice the result with half the effort!
Once he consumes a Dragon Blood Pill, its medicinal strength will be able to instantly assist him in completing the tempering of his fleshly body at every level. In other words, if he had Dragon Blood Pills, Duan Ling Tian would be able to directly charge towards the next cultivation level like an ordinary Core Formation martial artist and wouldn’t need to care about the tempering of his fleshly body.
The medicinal strength of the Dragon Blood Pill would be able to instantly complete the tempering of the fleshly body. This way, his cultivation speed would obtain a huge increase, as he wouldn’t have to spend so much time tempering his fleshly body.
At that time, it wouldn’t be impossible for him to catch up to the cultivation levels of Li Fei and Ke Er…
"Dragon Blood Pill… dragon blood… According to the memories of Rebirth Martial Emperor, even the weakest dragon, the Flood Dragon, is a Demon Beast at the Void Prying Stage. Even if I were to really encounter one, how would I obtain its blood?" Duan Ling Tian felt his head ache.
Just at this moment.
"Hiss hiss~" The little black python stuck its head out from inside Duan Ling Tian’s sleeve. It stared at Duan Ling Tian as it flicked its tongue, and its small eyes spun about.
"What did you come out for? You aren’t a dragon." Duan Ling Tian angrily glared at Little Black.
However, when his gaze descended upon the single horn that had completely revealed itself atop the little black pythons head, his gaze abruptly shone. "Maybe…"
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