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Translator: KurazyTolanzuraytor Editor: Lucas
Duan Ling Tian was confused, utterly confused!
What wine was in this small gourd?
Duan Ling Tian lowered his head to look inside the small gourd. He could clearly see that the wine within the small gourd was not vermillion red in color like the Monkey Wine. Instead, it was crimson red like blood…
Instantly, the memories of Rebirth Martial Emperor flashed within Duan Ling Tian’s mind…
"Could it be that this is the Monkey King Wine of legends?" Duan Ling Tian’s heartbeat abruptly quickened, and his chest rose and fell like a bellows.
The Monkey King Wine possessed the same effect as a Void Advancement Pill; it was a requisite for a Half-step Void Stage Monkey King to break through to become a demon beast!
However, the Void Advancement Pill had side effects, whereas this Monkey King Wine didn’t!
Besides having the effects of a Void Advancement Pill, the Monkey King Wine was also able to increase cultivation. Thus, its effects far surpassed that of the Monkey Wine.
"My…My luck can’t be this good, right?" Duan Ling Tian couldn’t help himself from gulping down a mouthful of saliva.
After all, even Rebirth Martial Emperor, who’d experienced two lifetimes and encountered many troops of Stone Monkeys, had never had the fate of encountering the Monkey King Wine. Because once the Monkey King Wine was brewed successfully, a Half-step Void Stage Monkey King would drink it at the first possible moment to undergo the transformation into a demon beast.
The Monkey King Wine was something only a Monkey King knew how to brew.
If not of its own free will, then no matter how formidable of an existence tried, it would be impossible to force a Monkey King to brew the Monkey King Wine.
The Monkey King Wine was something even Rebirth Martial Emperor had only heard of.
For the sake of the Monkey King Wine of legends, Rebirth Martial Emperor had once even used his martial prowess to force a Monkey King to brew it…However, that Monkey King would rather die than brew the Monkey King Wine for Rebirth Martial Emperor!
It was imaginable how good Duan Ling Tian’s luck is!
The Monkey King Wing was something that could be found with luck but not sought after.
Before long, Duan Ling Tian noticed that the Second Monkey King was currently staring helplessly at the small gourd in his hand, and it was obviously slightly unwilling to part with it…
Presumably, this Monkey King Wine was something he had prepared in order to break through to become a demon beast.
However, Duan Ling Tian paid no attention to it, as the Monkey King Wine was something that could be found with luck but not sought after to him.
But to a Monkey King, as long as it spent some time, it would be able to brew more.
"Looks like I’ve obtained the true friendship of this troop of Stone Monkeys." Duan Ling Tian knew in his heart that being able to make the Monkey King bring out the Monkey King Wine to be given as a gift was, to a certain degree, showing that he’d already been considered to not be an outsider by the troop of Stone Monkeys.
"Thank you!" Duan Ling Tian lightly smiled to the Great Monkey King, then he put away the Monkey King Wine before swaggering out of the gorge under the gazes of the troop of Stone Monkeys.
Everything he’d face earlier caused Duan Ling Tian to feel as if he were dreaming, as it was truly a heart palpitating encounter!
However, overall, his gains were extremely large.
A trace of a smile appeared on the corners of Duan Ling Tian’s mouth.
"Young Master!" After Duan Ling Tian walked out of the gorge, Zhang Qian and Zhao Gang appeared, and they were both dumbstruck when they saw that Duan Ling Tian was perfectly fine.
"Young Master, that troop of Stone Monkeys didn’t attack you?" They’d noticed earlier that Duan Ling Tian had swaggered out of the gorge and wasn’t fleeing.
"Wuwu~" Suddenly, Zhang Qian and Zhao Gang noticed that a Stone Monkey had leaped up a tree from within the gorge and extended its hand to wave at Duan Ling Tian like a human.
It was precisely that Stone Monkey that was poisoned earlier.
Whoosh! Whoosh! Whoosh! Whoosh! Whoosh!
The dense troop of monkeys flew out of the gorge to descend onto the trees outside the gorge, and they waved at Duan Ling Tian together.
"This…" Zhang Qian and Zhao Gang were instantly petrified. Who could tell them what exactly was happening?
Why would these Stone Monkeys, which were incomparably fierce and relentlessly pursued them, act meek like little kitties in front of their Young Master?
Moreover, they noticed that amongst these Stone Monkeys, there was no lack of existences with dark gold colored fur.
According to what the Young Master said earlier, these Stone Monkeys were all existences at the seventh level of the Nascent Soul Stage or above. Thus, every one of these Stone Monkeys possessed a strength not inferior to theirs…
Both of them only felt their scalps go numb.
In next to no time, their pupils constricted, because they saw two giant Stone Monkeys walk out. One of them was an entire 1.7 meters or more tall, and the other was nearly one meter in height. Compared to the other Stone Monkeys that weren’t even half a meter tall, they simply were giants amongst dwarfs!
"They…Couldn’t be Monkey Kings, right?" Zhang Qian’s and Zhao Gang’s hearts jerked, as this thought suddenly appeared in their minds.
They’d also noticed that when the other Stone Monkeys faced these two Stone Monkeys, their sharp eyes would obviously contain a sense of reverence mixed within. This was a reverence that came from the bottom of their hearts, a reverence that come from their souls…
"Great Monkey King, Second Monkey King, and all you little Stone Monkeys, we’ll meet again if fate allows it." Duan Ling Tian was slightly surprised when he saw the entire troop of Stone Monkeys and even the two Monkey Kings come out. He waved his hand to bid farewell to them.
The Great Monkey King and the Second Monkey King nodded to Duan Ling Tian like humans.
"Let’s go!" Duan Ling Tian called Zhang Qian and Zhao Gang before directly heading down the Crosscut Mountain Range and to the tents.
Zhang Qiang and Zhao Gang were as if being jolted awake from a dream as they hurriedly followed up to Duan Ling Tian.
They occasionally couldn’t help themselves from looking back, but they noticed that after Duan Ling Tian left, the troop of Stone Monkeys returned to the gorge in succession.
"Young Master, they…You…" Zhang Qian fiercely swallowed a mouthful of saliva. He had too many questions within his heart.
"My luck wasn’t bad. One of the Stone Monkeys was poisoned, and I happened to be able to remove the poison…After that, they took me as one of their own. Do you two have any containers, like bottles, on you?" he asked Zhang Qian and Zhao Gang as spoke of what happened.
The two of them naturally were able to guess what Duan Ling Tian intended, and their gazes shone as they each withdrew a pill bottle, as these were the only containers they had on them.
Duan Ling Tian received the pill bottles and withdrew the large gourd that contained the Monkey Wine, then he filled their pill bottles full of Monkey Wine.
"This is Monkey Wine?" Zhang Qian and Zhao Gang took a deep breath and greedily smelled the fragrance of the Monkey Wine.
"Yes, this is Monkey Wine. However, the increase in the cultivation of you two ought to be not so obvious, as you two are seventh level Nascent Soul martial artists." Duan Ling Tian nodded.
As for the Monkey King Wine, Duan Ling Tian didn’t take it out, nor did he mention it.
Although Zhang Qian and Zhao Gang could be considered his own people, they would leave his side sooner or later. Moreover, the Monkey King Wine was limited, and there was only enough to share with his loved ones.
Not only that, but if the Monkey King Wine were exposed, he would surely encounter the plundering of a group of Half-step Void Stage powerhouses!
"No problem, we just want to have a taste…And see what’s different from the Monkey Wine of legends." Zhang Qian shook his head and smiled.
Zhao Gang nodded as well, as he obviously had the same thoughts as Zhang Qian.
Zhang Qian recalled the scene from earlier and was unable to restrain himself from asking, "Right, Young Master, those two giant Stone Monkeys earlier, you called them Great Monkey King and Second Monkey King?"
"Exactly, that Stone Monkey who had a height of 1 meter and had a fur with a color between dark gold and gold is precisely the Second Monkey King! The Second Monkey King is only a step away from breaking through to the Void Prying Stage, and its strength is comparable to a Half-step Void Stage powerhouse." Duan Ling Tian nodded.
"Half-step Void Stage?" Zhang Qian and Zhao Gang exhaled a breath of cold air.
This Second Monkey King was more than enough to easily kill them!
"Young Master, the other one…" Zhang Qian and Zhao Gang’s heartbeat abruptly quickened, as they vaguely guessed in their hearts but didn’t dare confirm it.
"The Stone Monkey with gold fur and only slightly shorter than me is the Great Monkey King! This Great Monkey King is a demon beast Monkey King, an existence comparable to the Void Prying Stage…Based on my estimation, its strength is at least at the fourth level of the Void Prying Stage or above!" Duan Ling Tian continued.
"Demon beast Monkey King? Strength at the fourth level of the Void Prying Stage or above?" Zhao Gang and Zhang Qian were once again petrified, only returning to their senses after some time. They could only feel their scalps go numb.
Earlier, they’d cooperated with the Young Master to steal some Monkey Wine under the eyes of this group of Stone Monkeys?
They noticed that their clothes were drenched in sweat.
Duan Ling Tian shook his head and sighed when he saw that Zhang Qian and Zhao Gang had a lingering fear within their hearts. "Even I never imagined that the troop of Stone Monkeys within this Crosscut Mountain Range would be so terrifying…I was originally still thinking that if there was only a Half-step Void Stage Monkey King, we could still retreat safely after stealing the Monkey Wine! But who knew that there was actually a demon beast Monkey King amongst them? I wasn’t even in time to gather the Monkey Wine when I was stopped by it." Duan Ling Tian shook with fright when he recalled the scene from before.
"Our luck can be considered to be good this time because, Young Master, you were able to help their kin remove its poison…Otherwise, the consequences would be unimaginable." Zhang Qian and Zhao Gang had a slight lingering fear in their hearts as well.
"However, we can now be considered to have gotten what we desired." Duan Ling Tian shook the large gourd in his hand as he lightly smiled.
Zhang Qian and Zhao Gang started laughing as well.
"Right, don’t spread the matter of there being Stone Monkeys here." Suddenly, Duan Ling Tian had a serious expression as he warned Zhang Qian and Zhao Gang.
Although the troop of Stone Monkeys wasn’t afraid of people of the Crimson Sky Kingdom disturbing them, Duan Ling Tian still hoped that no one destroyed their peaceful lives.
To a certain degree, he’d approved of the troop of Stone Monkeys and took the troop of Stone Monkeys as his friends.
"Don’t worry, Young Master." Zhang Qian and Zhao Gang hurriedly nodded.
Before long, Duan Ling Tian returned to the foot of the mountain, and at this time, Zhang Qian and Zhao Gang once again concealed themselves.
Duan Ling Tian sipped a mouthful of Monkey Wine before returning to the tent.
After returning to the tent, he swallowed the Monkey Wine that he held within his mouth.
Instantly, Duan Ling Tian only felt a terrifying force unceasingly charging within the veins in his body, his flesh, muscles, and bones…
Luckily, the toughness and tenacity of his fleshly body far surpassed that of an ordinary person; otherwise, he would surely explode from the pent up energy!
Even then, Duan Ling Tian still felt extreme piercing pain from his entire body…
For a moment, Duan Ling Tian sweated like it was raining.
Duan Ling Tian took a deep breath and didn’t dare hesitate in the slightest as he hurriedly circulated the Raging Python Form mental cultivation method of the Nine Dragons War Sovereign Technique.
Thanks to Duan Ling Tian’s hard work, the force that the Monkey Wine transformed into started following the Raging Python Form’s mental cultivation method to circulate within his body…And his cultivation that had just broken through to the ninth level of the Core Formation Stage advanced with an extremely swift speed.
In the end, his cultivation was stuck at the last layer of the bottleneck.
Even then, more than half of the force from the Monkey Wine remained within Duan Ling Tian’s body.
"I nearly forgot that I haven’t consumed the Dragon Blood Pill to complete the Raging Python Forms final tempering of the fleshly body for the ninth level of the Core Formation Stage…Otherwise, I would have surely directly charged through the shackles of the ninth level Core Formation Stage and stepped into the Origin Core Stage in one go!"
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