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According to the memories of Rebirth Martial Emperor, a dragon is the evolved form of a flood dragon, and a flood dragon is the evolved form of a python.
Once there is a bulge atop the head of a python, it means that it has started its evolution into a flood dragon, and when the bulge opens to reveal a dragon’s horn, then it will have completed its evolution into a flood dragon!
Although the flood dragon is still slightly inferior to a true dragon, half-dragon blood still flows within its veins.
Half-dragon blood was still dragon blood! And it satisfied the requirements to refine the Dragon Blood Pill.
"This little fellow used to have a bulge atop his head, and it later opened up to reveal this sharp, golden, single horn… If it’s according to the memories of Rebirth Martial Emperor, this little fellow isn’t a pure python anymore but a flood dragon!" Duan Ling Tian stared at Little Black with a burning gaze. He wished for nothing more than to extract blood from him right now…
"Hiss hiss~" Little Black seemed to have perceived danger from Duan Ling Tian’s gaze, so it flicked its tongue a few times before transforming into a bolt of lightning and scurrying back into Duan Ling Tian’s sleeve.
"Little Black, don’t even think of running. I’ve decided that I’ll extract blood from you tonight! If your blood can really refine the Dragon Blood Pill, I’ll surely get you tasty things to eat." Duan Ling Tian extended his hand and pulled Little Black out. An evil smile appeared on the corners of his mouth.
"Hiss hiss~" Little Black struggled unceasingly…
At dusk, Duan Ling Tian, Xiao Yu, and Xiao Xun walked out of Paladin Academy. After they parted ways, he returned directly home.
After ordering Xiong Quan to purchase the remaining medicinal materials required for the Dragon Blood Pill, Duan Ling Tian caught ahold of the little black python that tried to escape.
"Scoundrel, what did you do to Little Black? Why’s he so afraid of you?" Li Fei was stunned when she saw the scene.
Ke Er looked at Duan Ling Tian as well. She noticed that the little white python that was coiled around her hand seemed to have noticed something, as its body started to tremble lightly…
"I’ll tell you later." Duan Ling Tian smiled mysteriously before he carried off Little Black into his room.
Duan Ling Tian held Little Black in one hand and withdrew his Violet Myrtle Flexible Sword with the other, exuding a bearing that seemed like he was sharpening the knife to start the slaughter!
"Hiss hiss~" A trace of terror appeared within Little Black’s eyes.
"Little Black, be good; I just need a little blood." Duan Ling Tian calmed him in a low voice.
Under Duan Ling Tian’s calming, the restless little black python slowly settled down.
Meanwhile, the Violet Myrtle Flexible Sword in Duan Ling Tian’s hand transformed into a sword light as it flashed towards the little python’s body.
Unexpectedly, it was unable to leave even a mark on the little black python’s body.
Duan Ling Tian was stunned. Never had he imagined that the little black python’s defense was so formidable. Duan Ling Tian slowly increased the strength he used…
In the end, he shockingly realized that even if he were to use the strength of 15 ancient mammoths, he actually wouldn’t have any way of breaking through Little Black’s defense.
He gave up.
"You really are a little freak. With such strong defense, how am I supposed to extract blood from you?" Duan Ling Tian had a bitter smile and a face full of helplessness.
Just when he was thinking about asking Xiong Quan to help, the little black python turned its eyes to meet Duan Ling Tian’s gaze before lightly nodding and biting its own tail.
Instantly, drops of golden blood dripped downwards.
Duan Ling Tian didn’t hesitate. He hurriedly moved over the small bottle that he had prepared earlier and collected all the golden blood.
After a short moment, the wound on Little Black’s tail healed as if it was never wounded in the first place; however, Little Black’s spirit seemed to be extremely exhausted, so it fell asleep instantly.
"Was it too much?" Shaking the golden blood within the small bottle, the corners of Duan Ling Tian’s mouth had a trace of a bitter smile because he felt guilty in his heart.
"I hope it works… or else Little Black will have suffered for nothing." Duan Ling Tian sighed as he withdrew his pill cauldron and started refining the Dragon Blood Pill.
The Dragon Blood Pill wasn’t difficult to refine. The first step was to completely refine and dissolve all the other ordinary medicinal materials. This step only required an hour.
After an hour, Duan Ling Tian took a deep breath. As his eyes gleamed with anticipation, he withdrew a drop of golden blood from the small bottle and dripped it into the cauldron.
Duan Ling Tian watched with utmost concentration…
Suddenly, a loud sound echoed out from within the cauldron, and it started to tremble.
Duan Ling Tian’s face went grim as he extended his hand to fiercely pin the cauldron down!
The cauldron trembled unceasingly for an entire 10 minutes or so before finally stopping.
"What’s going on?" Duan Ling Tian was slightly perturbed. Even he didn’t know if the Dragon Blood Pill was refined successfully.
A low sound of something whistling through the wind sounded in his ears. Duan Ling Tian’s hand flashed out to directly grab onto the medicinal pill that flew out of the cauldron. He opened his hand to look. This was a medicinal pill that flashed with a golden lustre, and even its looks were extraordinary.
"This is the Dragon Blood Pill?" Duan Ling Tian took a deep breath before opening his mouth and consuming the Dragon Blood Pill.
As it entered his body, Duan Ling Tian noticed the Dragon Blood Pill splitting into two types of medicinal effects. One of the effects concealed itself within his Dantian, and the other drew out the Origin Energy within his Dantian and inserted it into every part of his body…
When the medicinal strength disappeared, he could clearly feel that his body tempering for the fifth level of the Core Formation Stage had been completed!
He lightly clenched his fist!
14 ancient mammoth silhouettes condensed into form above Duan Ling Tian. Compared to before, he had gained an extra strength of one ancient mammoth!
"It’s a success! In the future, I can finally cultivate like a normal Core Formation martial artist. Eh, the other medicinal effect that the Dragon Blood Pill divided itself into, why is it still within my Dantian?" Duan Ling Tian examined his Dantian and noticed that the medicinal effect seemed to be akin to something that had entered his body and was difficult to remove. This medicinal effect had stopped within his Dantian and refused to leave.
"There’s no information about such circumstances within the memories of the Rebirth Martial Emperor… Could it be because of Little Black’s golden blood? I don’t feel it acting up, so I’ll leave it be." Duan Ling Tian frowned for a moment before easing up, and paid no attention to it anymore.
Duan Ling Tian continued to cultivate the Nine Dragon War Sovereign Technique after he closed his eyes… he was charging towards the sixth level of the Core Formation Stage!
Duan Ling Tian, however, wasn’t aware that at this very moment, the news of his origin and him killing Duan Ling Xing had spread all over the Imperial City. No matter whether it was the restaurants of the inner or outer city, they were all filled with discussions about him.
"Tian!" Li Rou’s voice sounded from outside his door, causing Duan Ling Tian to be jolted awake from his cultivation.
"Mom, is something the matter?" Duan Ling Tian spoke as he moved to open the door.
What he saw was his mother stand before the door, and her incomparably beautiful face had an indistinct trace of fury…
"Mom, what’s wrong?" Duan Ling Tian’s heart jerked.
"Are the news that are spreading outside true? You killed your second uncle’s son?" Li Rou’s voice was low, as she was intentionally suppressing her fury.
If it wasn’t for her overhearing the discussion of the two servant girls in the house, she, who had not left the house, would have been completely unaware of the news that spread and gave rise to much discussion in the Imperial City.
The Duan Clan’s Duan Ru Feng’s son, Duan Ling Tian, killed his clan brother, Duan Ling Xing!
"Yes." Duan Ling Tian nodded, as he didn’t plan on concealing the truth.
"Why?" Li Rou’s voice was filled with fury. "That’s the son of your second uncle, your clan brother!"
"Mom, come in and have a seat." Duan Ling Tian brought his mother into the room and asked her to sit down. Only then did he slowly say, "Mom, even if you were even more furious about this matter, I still wouldn’t regret it… Could it be that you’ve forgotten how Li Xuan was nearly killed by him that day? Li Xuan blocked that palm strike for me, and if it wasn’t for Li Xuan, I would’ve been killed by Duan Ling Xing that day!"
"This time, if it wasn’t for his desire to kill me, he wouldn’t have validated the life and death contract. He felt that he would undoubtedly win, so he agreed to my life and death battle challenge! He wanted to kill me; could it be that I couldn’t kill him?" Duan Ling Tian voice was firm and tenacious.
Li Rou’s expression started to ease up as she heard what Duan Ling Tian said, then she sighed. "Even if he had done more wrong, for the sake of your father, why not spare his life? Your father crippled his father’s Dantian that year and caused his father to be unable to condense Origin Energy again for his entire life."
"Mom, you’re extremely clear on what happened that year. If it wasn’t for Duan Ru Lei being overbearing, why else would father have crippled his Dantian!? Moreover, that Duan Ru Lei isn’t a good person. For the sake of his nephew, he sent two ninth level Origin Core martial artists to kill me yesterday!" After he finished speaking, Duan Ling Tian’s eyes flashed with a terrifying coldness.
"What?!" Li Rou’s face went grim. "That Duan Ru Lei sent people to kill you?"
"Yes." Duan Ling Tian nodded, then he slowly spoke of the conflict between him and Duan Rong, as well as the following events. "Mom, I know you’ve been feeling guilty in father’s stead, but that Duan Ru Lei doesn’t think of it that way… Their entire family wishes for nothing more than to tear me to pieces, and I just made the first move!"
"Never mind, never mind…" Li Rou shook her head and sighed. "It’s mother who wrongly blamed you today… However, you must be careful no matter what you do in the future. Besides that, those two fiancés of yours aren’t weaklings."
Li Rou still remembered that after her husband vanished, the people that targeted her were practically all put up to it by Duan Ru Lei’s wife, Yun Ping. After finding out about that, it was precisely because she was worried that Yun Ping would harm Duan Ling Tian that she left the Duan Clan.
"Mom, don’t worry." Duan Ling Tian nodded with a smile. "When have you seen me do something I’m not confident in?"
Li Rou extended her hand to brush Duan Ling Tian’s face. Her clear eyes contained a complicated expression. "Ever since you were heavily injured by Li Xin, mother noticed that you changed a lot… Sometimes, mother even feels that you’ve become unfamiliar. However, no matter how you change, you’ll always be mother’s son. Your devotion to mother has never faltered… mother is proud."
Halfway into Li Rou’s speech, Duan Ling Tian’s heart jerked. Only after Li Rou finished speaking did he heave a sigh of relief.
"Mom, no matter when, I’ll always be your son, a son you can be proud of!" Duan Ling Tian said, with a serious expression.
"Mother believes in you." Li Rou lightly nodded and a heartfelt smile appeared on her face.
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