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Translator: KurazyTolanzuraytor Editor: Jay
"Did you hear what I said?" The Peak Master of Merak Peak spoke in a slightly low and deep voice when he saw Hu Xue Feng not replying after a long time.
"Yes, Master." Although he was unwilling in his heart, he could only agree and silently say in his heart, "Duan Ling Tian, since my Master doesn’t allow me to touch you, then I’ll spare your lowly life for now!"
Hu Xue Feng currently seemed to have completely forgotten… He was never a match for Duan Ling Tian.
Not in the past, and not now either.
The cultivation location of the Alkaid Peak’s Master.
A dignified and graceful figure rose into the sky and descended into the pavilion, then looked at the young woman that leaned on the side of the pavilion as she longingly gazed at the sky. The figure lightly called out. "Ke Er."
The voice was filled with doting.
The young woman returned to her senses, then looked at the beautiful woman that had suddenly appeared in the pavilion and respectfully bowed. "Master."
"Ke Er, the Duan Ling Tian that you think of constantly has returned." The beautiful woman lightly smiled.
"Master, you said Young Master has returned?" When the young woman heard the beautiful woman, her delicate figure lightly trembled as her beautiful eyes lit up, and a wisp of a smile of extremely unexpected joy had appeared on her drop dead gorgeous face.
This young woman was precisely Ke Er.
Since she’d returned three months ago and knew that Duan Ling Tian had left the Seven Star Sword Sect with Li Fei, she’d always been waiting for Duan Ling Tian to return.
It had been nearly two years since she’d seen that man that she dreamt of day and night, and she missed him extremely in her heart.
As for the beautiful woman that stood beside Ke Er, her identity was obvious.
The Peak Master of Alkaid Peak!
One of the Vice Sect Leaders of the Seven Star Sword Sect.
"That Duan Ling Tian is extraordinary as well. He just returned today and he’d already ascended the life and death arena to kill a first level Nascent Soul Stage inner court disciple." The Peak Master of Alkaid Peak sighed with emotion and her eyes reveal a sense of astonishment. "It’s difficult to imagine that his age is actually similar to yours."
The natural talent in the Martial Dao of this personal disciple of hers had already caused her to be extremely shocked.
Achieving the eighth level of the Origin Core Stage at the mere age of 21.
In the history of the Seven Star Sword Sect, such a monster had practically never appeared before.
But now, Duan Ling Tian, the lover of her personal disciples, was similarly at the mere age of 21, but he was already a ninth level Origin Core Stage martial artist and even had the ability to kill a first level Nascent Soul Stage inner court disciple!
Such achievements in battle were simply astounding.
"Master, Young Master is fine, right?" She didn’t care who Duan Ling Tian killed. What she cared for the most was if Duan Ling Tian was alright.
When she noticed Ke Er’s worry and anxiousness, the Peak Master of Alkaid Peak shook her head. "Don’t worry, he’s safe and sound. Allegedly, that first level Nascent Soul Stage inner court disciple was killed by him in a single move! It’s truly unbelievable." As she finished speaking, the Peak Master of Alkaid Peak looked at Ke Er and asked. "Ke Er, do you know what ability he relied on to defeat an opponent who’s stronger?"
Ke Er shook her head and a wisp of adoration appeared on her extremely beautiful face. "Young Master has always been extremely formidable. No matter how hard Ke Er works, I’m unable to catch up to him."
Now only did what Ke Er say not contain a shred of jealousy, she was instead happy for Duan Ling Tian, and this caused the Peak Master of Alkaid Peak to be unable to refrain from sighing to herself. "This disciple of mine has really completely given her heart to Duan Ling Tian."
"Now I’m interested in meeting him." The Peak Master of Alkaid Peak lightly smiled as she said to Ke Er, and her words were filled with interest towards Duan Ling Tian.
Ke Er lightly bit her lower lip and had a delicate and touching appearance as she asked in a light voice. "Master, I want to go see Young Master."
"Go." The Peak Master of Alkaid Peak lightly smiled and nodded. "Little girl, during this past three months, you were longing for him and have even neglected your cultivation quite a bit… You’ve caused Master to be anxious to the point that even Master wants to personally go capture him and bring him here."
"Master, you’re making fun of me again." Ke Er was embarrassed to the point her face blushed red and she fled.
Only after leaving Alkaid Hall did Ke Er remember that she didn’t know where the Young Master cultivated at. "Hmm, I’ll go look for Big Sister Li Fei first, since Young Master has returned, she’s surely returned as well." When she thought of this, Ke Er headed towards Alkaid Peak.
All along the way, Ke Er’s beautiful figure and unrivalled appearance drew the gazes of many lascivious men.
"She seems to be the personal disciple that the Peak Master or Alkaid Peak took two years ago."
"Looks like this young woman doesn’t just have a drop dead gorgeous appearance, her natural talent in the Martial Dao is extremely high as well. Otherwise, it would be impossible for someone as formidable as the Peak Master of Alkaid Peak to take her as a personal disciple."
"Yeah, the Peak Master of Alkaid Peak is one of the few experts of our Seven Star Sword Sect. Besides the Sect Leader and the two Guardian Elders, her strength is the strongest amongst the other Peak Masters of the other six great outer court sword peaks."
The crowd of inner court disciples couldn’t help but sigh with emotion, and they only reluctantly withdrew their gazes after the beautiful figure disappeared before their eyes.
Megrez Peak, stalactite cave.
Duan Ling Tian didn’t know how long he’d cultivated for. Only when he felt his ninth level Origin Core Stage cultivation couldn’t advance any further did he open his eyes and spit out a mouthful of foul air. "Hu!"
"It’s a great gap between the ninth level of the Origin Core Stage to the first level of the Nascent Soul Stage! Even with my current natural talent, it’s difficult to break through without a few months of bitter cultivation." Duan Ling Tian thought in his heart.
"No matter what, I must break through to the Nascent Soul Stage as soon as possible!" Duan Ling Tian took a deep breath and his eyes flashed, and within it was an extra sense of persistence.
Of course, although Duan Ling Tian hoped he was able to break through to the Nascent Soul Stage as soon as possible, he knew that once he’d stopped during the process of cultivation, then he must temporarily stop cultivating and calm his mind down.
Otherwise, it would accomplish the opposite, and would be harmful, not helpful.
"So hungry." Duan Ling Tian rubbed his stomach, then withdrew some fresh meat from his Spatial Ring and started roasting it.
After he finished eating his fill, he walked out of the stalactite cave.
Duan Ling Tian’s figure flashed out to leave the cave passage and stand on the tilted tree.
The sunlight passed through the clouds and mist above him to scatter dots of sunlight onto Duan Ling Tian, causing him to feel traces of warmth.
"I wonder if Ke Er has returned… Hmm, I’ll go look for Li Fei first." After he extended his Spiritual Force out and affirmed that no one was atop the peak of Megrez Peak, Duan Ling Tian kicked off the tilted tree and jumped onto the peak before heading down the mountain.
Before long, he’d arrived nearby the Trade Hall.
"Senior Brother Duan Ling Tian." Duan Ling Tian heard a familiar voice, and when he raised his head to look over, the Megrez Peak disciple opposite him nodded with a smile to him.
This Megrez Peak disciple was none other than Ye Xiao Bei!
"Senior Brother Duan Ling Tian, can I have a word?" Ye Xiao Bei looked at Duan Ling Tian, and his eyes emitted a trace of a burning lustre.
Duan Ling Tian nodded, and he walked with Ye Xiao Bei to an empty space nearby the Trade Hall, then went straight to the point. "Is there something you need?"
Ye Xiao Bei looked at Duan Ling Tian and said slowly, "Senior Brother Duan Ling Tian, I’m the grandson of the President of the Jade Magnolia Trading Company, and I want to invite you to join our Jade Magnolia Trading Company… Of course, the Jade Magnolia Trading Company won’t restrain Senior Brother’s freedom, and you just have to put your name amongst the ranks of our Jade Magnolia Trading Company, to become an Honored Elder.
"So long as Senior Brother is willing, then Jade Magnolia Trading Company will send Senior Brother a salary of 10 million gold every year!" As he finished speaking, Ye Xiao Bei looked at Duan Ling Tian with a burning gaze, as he awaited Duan Ling Tian’s reply.
10 million gold a year!
He believed that Duan Ling Tian ought to not refuse such a great temptation.
Ye Xiao Bei’s invitation had exceeded Duan Ling Tian’s expectation.
Only putting my name amongst the ranks of the Jade Magnolia Trading Company and I can obtain a salary of 10 million gold a year?
It sounded rather good.
"Jade Magnolia Trading Company?" Suddenly, Duan Ling Tian couldn’t help but recall that the Jade Magnolia Trading Company was the trading company that the father and son pair of Xia Dou and Xia Guang were from.
Xia Dou, the Vice President of the Jade Magnolia Trading Company.
A few days ago, Xiao Dou had wanted to kill Duan Ling Tian for the sake of avenging his son… In the end, Xiao Dou was killed by Zhang Shou Yong.
"This Ye Xiao Bei is the grandson of the Jade Magnolia Trading Company’s President?" Duan Ling Tian glanced at Ye Xiao Bei in surprise. No wonder Ye Xiao Bei was able to casually withdraw 10 million gold to toss at the Megrez Peak disciple the other day. Moreover, according to what he said, he seemed to be carrying more than 10 million gold on him.
At that time, he only thought that Ye Xiao Bei’s identity wasn’t simple.
Now it would seem that his guess wasn’t wrong in the slightest.
Even that Xia Dou was only the Vice President of the Jade Magnolia Trading Company.
Whereas the grandfather of Ye Xiao Bei was instead the President of the Jade Magnolia Trading Company, the person that truly controlled the trading company.
Duan Ling Tian glanced deeply at Ye Xiao Bei as he said slowly, "A salary of 10 million gold every year… Your Jade Magnolia Trading Company is quite generous, being willing to spend so much money to support an unconcerned person like me."
"Senior Brother Duan Ling Tian, a straightforward person doesn’t resort to insinuations… Our Jade Magnolia Trading Company is certain of Senior Brother’s potential. Perhaps, Senior Brother isn’t worth this price at this moment, but you’ll be worth more than this in the future!" Ye Xiao Bei said frankly and openly.
He was extremely straightforward.
What the Jade Magnolia Trading Company took a fancy on wasn’t the current Duan Ling Tian, but the Duan Ling Tian after he’d matured.
Now, the Jade Magnolia Trading Company seemed to be suffering a loss.
But once Duan Ling Tian had fully matured, then not only would the Jade Magnolia Trading Company recover its investment, it would even be able to profit greatly.
Moreover, they could be on friendly terms with Duan Ling Tian in advance.
To the Jade Magnolia Trading Company, this had every advantage and no drawback.
"You’re quite straightforward." Duan Ling Tian had a rather favorable impression from Ye Xiao Bei’s straightforwardness, but he still shook his head. "But I’m afraid I have to disappoint you. I’m not interested in becoming an Honored Elder of your Jade Magnolia Trading Company."
Ye Xiao Bei was stunned as he never expected that Duan Ling Tian would refuse him so cleanly. "Senior Brother Duan Ling Tian, will you not consider it a bit more? So long as you’re willing, our Jade Magnolia Trading Company is even able to pay ten years of salary to you in advance."
An advance of salary of ten years!
10 million gold per year…
Ten years would be 100 million gold!
Needless to say, these conditions were indeed tempting. At least, Duan Ling Tian was tempted, as the combined wealth in his possession wasn’t even half of 100 million gold.
"Sorry." Duan Ling Tian still shook his head and refused Ye Xiao Bei.
Although he’d once been in conflict with the Vice President of the Jade Magnolia Trading Company, Xia Dou and his son, he didn’t have any bad impressions of the Jade Magnolia Trading Company.
He refused Ye Xiao Bei only purely because he didn’t want to join the Jade Magnolia Trading Company.
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