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Deep in the night, Duan Ling Tian hugged the two girls and fell into a deep slumber.
A burst of noise entered his ears. Duan Ling Tian’s Spiritual Force shook and he instantly jolted awake.
In next to no time, Duan Ling Tian noticed that the entire courtyard had been lit ablaze.
"Who?!" Meanwhile, Duan Ling Tian heard Xiong Quan’s explosive shout, then the sound of him breaking through the door and dashing out.
Ke Er and Li Fei both heard the noise and jolted awake.
The three of them got dressed then walked out of their rooms and noticed that Li Rou had come out as well.
"Tian, are all of you okay?" Li Rou looked at Duan Ling Tian and the girls and asked with deep concern.
Although the entire courtyard was ablaze, with the speed of Duan Ling Tian’s group of four, they could still easily suppress the surrounding flames.
In next to no time, Xiong Quan had returned, and he carried in his hand a person.
It was a young man.
With just a glance, Duan Ling Tian recognized this young man. "Li Xin!"
Li Xin, the son of the former Seventh Elder Li Kun.
Duan Ling Tian’s face was gloomy. That year when he left Fresh Breeze Town, he didn’t plan to make trouble for Li Xin.
But now this Li Xin was actually thickheaded enough to look for trouble with Duan Ling Tian.
"Duan Ling Tian, it actually didn’t burn you to death!" Li Xin’s eyes were crimson red when he noticed that Duan Ling Tian and the others were safe and sound, and he had an unwilling expression on his face.
Meanwhile, disordered sounds of footsteps sounded. It was Patriarch Li Nan Feng and the group of elders that had rushed over. Even many Li Family disciples had rushed over with buckets in their hands, then they rushed over to put out the fire in the courtyard of Duan Ling Tian’s house.
But unfortunately, the fire had already raged to the extent that there was no way to put it out.
In the end, the entire courtyard transformed into ash.
Duan Ling Tian clenched his fists tightly and killing intent flickered within his eyes. This courtyard had too many of his memories…
Now it was all gone!
"Hahahaha…Duan Ling Tian! Enraged? I precisely wanted to enrage you! It was you who destroyed my brother’s life! And my father surely died because of you! I want to take revenge for them! I want to take revenge for them!" Li Xin burst out into laughter when he saw Duan Ling Tian’s expression.
"Li Xin, you’re courting death." Duan Ling Tian’s gaze went cold as he stared at Li Xin and spoke with an icy-cold voice.
"Tian, let the Patriarch handle this matter," Li Rou said to Duan Ling Tian.
Duan Ling Tian let out a long breath. Only now did he realize that Patriarch Li Nan Feng and the elders were present.
"Duan Ling Tian, don’t worry. The Li Clan will give you an explanation!" Li Nan Feng’s face was extremely unsightly. With Duan Ling Tian’s current status, Duan Ling Tian still being able to return to visit them showed that he still considered himself a member of the Li Clan.
Now that Duan Ling Tian had returned and stayed a night, Li Xin had actually set fire to Duan Ling Tian’s house…This touched Li Nan Feng’s bottom line!
"Right, Duan Ling Tian, we will give you an explanation," the Li Clan elders all stated, and their gazes were filled with chilly killing intent when they looked at Li Xin.
Duan Ling Tian nodded
After a short moment, Duan Ling Tian and his family moved in to the courtyard that Li Nan Feng arranged for them. As for the matter with Li Xin, he trusted that the Patriarch would be able to handle it well, so he didn’t think about it anymore.
At dawn the next day, after Duan Ling Tian woke up, he woke the two girls up, and then he walked around the Li Family Estate.
After leaving this time, he didn’t know when he would return again.
"I heard Li Xin was sentenced to death by the Patriarch."
"He deserved it for going straight toward a barrage of spears."
"Exactly. Duan Ling Tian is the pride of our Li Family, but that Li Xin actually dared to provoke him. That’s simply courting death!"
Duan Ling Tian was slightly surprised when he heard the discussion of the Li Family disciples, as he never expected the Patriarch and the elders to give him such a straightforward explanation.
After having their breakfast, Duan Ling Tian said his farewells to the Li Family higher-ups.
Patriarch Li Nan Feng and the elders personally sent Duan Ling Tian’s group out of Fresh Breeze Town.
After seeing Duan Ling Tian off, they turned around and returned.
Traveling by Ferghana Horse, Duan Ling Tian’s group arrived at Aurora City within two hours.
They hadn’t been at Li Fei’s house for long when Duan Ling Tian saw Patriarch Li Ao bring along a group of elders as he came over.
"Duan Ling Tian." Li Ao saw Duan Ling Tian once again and had a face full of smiles. At the same time that he was shocked, he was also rather gratified towards the achievements Duan Ling Tian had attained.
After all, Duan Ling Tian was from their Li Clan.
When they found out that their Li Clan had a figure such as Duan Ling Tian, the other great clans from the nearby cities all intentionally got on friendly terms with the Li Clan.
And the Li Clan also gained many benefits from this.
As far as Li Ao was concerned, all of this was the contribution of Duan Ling Tian.
"Patriarch." Duan Ling Tian smiled to Li Ao, then he greeted the other elders, even though he wasn’t quite familiar with them.
"Scoundrel, something has happened to Grandpa!" Right at this moment, Li Fei’s anxious voice that carried a trace of sobbing sounded out.
"What happened?" Duan Ling Tian’s face slightly focused as he looked at Li Fei.
Li Fei passed the letter in her hand to Duan Ling Tian.
Duan Ling Tian opened it and read:
"Fei, if you see this letter that Grandpa left for you when you return, then Grandpa should be dead…Actually, I’d long since wanted to help do something for my teacher. But because of your existence, Grandpa was always unable to make this decision!
"Now you have Ling Tian to take care of you, so Grandpa can be at ease. I want to go to a place and find the person that once had a life wager by weapon refinement with my teacher and caused my teacher to die tragically…I will make him wager his life by weapon refinement with me to take revenge for my teacher! This is the only thing I can do for my teacher.
"That year, if it wasn’t for my teacher saving me, I would have died long ago…If you see this letter, don’t be sad, Grandpa died for something, and it’s worth it."
After finishing, Duan Ling Tian’s expression was incomparably gloomy.
Li Ao sensed that something was off as well, and he asked, "What happened?"
Duan Ling Tian took a deep breath, then he passed the letter to Li Ao.
After he finished reading, Li Ao’s face went gloomy. "Elder Li De left a year ago. At that time, he only said that he was going on a long journey…I never thought that…"
One year ago?
Duan Ling Tian’s face went grim, and he looked at Li Fei with a worried gaze.
"Scoundrel!" Li Fei threw herself into Duan Ling Tian’s embrace and started wailing.
Duan Ling Tian lightly patted Li Fei’s back, and his eyes went cold as he looked at Li Ao. "Patriarch, do you know where Elder Li De went?"
Li Ao shook his head. "I don’t know. I didn’t even know Elder Li De had a teacher… However, wagering their life by weapons refinement is a clue. After all, something like this doesn’t happen often. So long as we spend some time, we ought to be able to find out… I’ll send people to investigate right now."
"Thank you, Patriarch." Duan Ling Tian nodded gratefully.
Li Ao brought the group of Li Clan elders to rush off.
Many orders were passed down one by one.
The Li Clan regarded this matter as extremely important.
In the eyes of the Li Clan higher ups, even though Duan Ling Tian was only a disciple with another surname, he was the pride of the Li Clan.
Coupled with the status of Duan Ling Tian within the Crimson Sky Kingdom, even if they just wanted to curry favor with him, they would still do their very best to help him…
"Little Fei, don’t worry, maybe Grandpa won," Duan Ling Tian consoled Li Fei.
Li Fei cried as she said, "Grandpa has already been gone for a year. If he won, he would have returned a long time ago."
"Maybe Grandpa’s mood was elated after winning, so he went to travel around. Before we’ve confirmed what happened, calm down, alright?" Under Duan Ling Tian’s consoling, Li Fei’s expression finally eased up.
"Scoundrel, if Grandpa lost, you must help me take revenge for Grandpa." Li Fei’s beautiful eyes squinted and killing intent flickered within.
"Don’t worry." Duan Ling Tian’s eyes flashed with a trace of killing intent, and he fiercely nodded.
Li Fei’s grandfather was also his grandfather.
Duan Ling Tian brought Li Fei back to his own courtyard, and when Li Rou and Ke Er heard of the matter regarding Li Fei’s grandfather, they started consoling Li Fei as well.
Duan Ling Tian told the three women something, then he left the Li Clan Estate with Xiong Quan.
He directly headed to the trade market and went to the medicine store to see Tang Ying, the person in charge of Ghastly Shadow in Aurora City.
"Kid, you’ve finally returned." Tang Ying was slightly surprised as well when he saw Duan Ling Tian; however, he quickly noticed that Duan Ling Tian’s expression was extremely unsightly. "What? With your current status, what can make you vexed?"
Presently, Duan Ling Tian could be considered someone famous within the domain of the Crimson Sky Kingdom.
"Tang Ying, I came to look for you this time because I have something I need your help with." Duan Ling Tian spoke of his reason for coming.
"Speak." Tang Ying nodded.
Duan Ling Tian spoke of Li De’s matter to Tang Ying, then he said, "I want you to investigate through the information network of Ghastly Shadow. Find out if there’s been an incident of a life wager by weapons refinement anywhere in the last year."
"No problem," Tang Ying promised.
"I’ll be troubling you." After leaving the medicine store, Duan Ling Tian went to the Lin Clan Estate to look for Lin Qi.
"Duan Ling Tian, you’re a fellow that’s famous throughout the entire Crimson Sky Kingdom." Lin Qi once again looked at Duan Ling Tian with an extremely complicated gaze.
The former youth had now grown to such a degree…A degree that he was too far behind to catch up to.
"Lin Qi, I came here this time because I have something I need your help with." Duan Ling Tian spoke of why he came. He came to look for Lin Qi this time precisely because he hoped that through Lin Qi, he could get the Violet Tulip Trading Company to help him acquire information.
After hearing of the sequence of events, Lin Qi’s expression was serious. "This is naturally not a problem. I’ll go look for the person in charge of the Violet Tulip Trading Company in Aurora City right now… I’m confident that with your current status and identity, my uncle and aunt will be happy to help you."
"I’ll be troubling you." Duan Ling Tian nodded. He wasn’t in the Imperial City anymore, so besides the Li Clan, the powers that he could use were only Ghastly Shadow and the Violet Tulip Trading Company.
However, Duan Ling Tian was confident that with the involvement of the Violet Tulip Trading Company and Ghastly Shadow, there ought to be a result very soon.
Only after he left the Lin Clan Estate did Duan Ling Tian let out a long breath and returned to the Li Clan Estate.
Heading straight towards him was a familiar face.
Before Duan Ling Tian arrived at the Li Clan, this Li An was once an existence in the younger generation of the Li Clan that was only inferior to Li Qing.
Later, he even wanted to try and obtain Ke Er.
However, after Duan Ling Tian revealed his formidable strength, Li An sensibly vanished.
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