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Even Duan Ling Tian himself never imagined that standing on the tilted tree and sensing the piercingly cold winter wind that day would allow him to inexplicably enter the state of sudden insight.
With a single sudden insight, he’d comprehended Elementary Wind Force!
"Sheet!" Suddenly, Duan Ling Tian seemed to have thought of something, his pupils constricted and his face went grim.
Duan Ling Tian’s figure fluttered, seeming to transform into a gale as he directly flashed down Megrez Peak with burning anxiety.
"I wonder how long the sudden insight this time spent. If I’ve missed the day to head to the Martial Competition, then I would truly be unworthy of the care the Sect Leader has given me." After Duan Ling Tian left Megrez Peak, he directly stepped on the chain bridge and headed to Dubhe Peak.
He didn’t dare stop for a single moment.
That day before he went into closed door cultivation, the materials Duan Ling Tian asked the Sect Leader, Linghu Jin Hong, to gather was practically all the materials he didn’t possess…
Those materials were all extremely difficult to come by, materials that had a price but lacked any stock on the market.
This favor was something Duan Ling Tian remembered in his heart.
If he was unable to be in time for the Martial Competition this time, then he would undoubtedly lose a chance to return this favor.
He didn’t want to lose this chance!
Duan Ling Tian’s figure flashed, causing the wind and clouds to flutter all along the way, and he directly headed to Dubhe Hall on Dubhe Peak.
When Duan Ling Tian arrived at Dubhe Hall and saw the Sect Leader’s personal disciple, Huang Ji, Duan Ling Tian heaved a sigh of relief, as it looked like he didn’t miss it.
"Duan Ling Tian, Master has been looking for you for many days. There’s actually no one on Megrez Peak that knows where your cultivation location is… Are you really cultivating on Megrez Peak?" Huang Ji still had a calm expression when he saw Duan Ling Tian, but his brows lightly frowned.
"The Sect Leader is looking for me?" Duan Ling Tian was stunned, then walked into Dubhe Hall under the lead of Huang Ji.
In next to no time, the Sect Leader, Linghu Jin Hong, appeared.
"Duan Ling Tian." The calm expression on Linghu Jin Hong’s face revealed a wisp of a smile when he saw Duan Ling Tian.
This scene caused Huang Ji who stood nearby to have a slightly unnatural expression.
He was the personal disciple of Linghu Jin Hong, but normally, before this Master of his, he’d never seen his Master have such a smile towards him…
Slight envy had arisen within his heart.
"Sect leader." Duan Ling Tian lightly smiled and nodded to Linghu Jin Hong. "I’ve been cultivating during these past few days and didn’t pay attention to the time… When are we leaving?"
"In three days." As Linghu Jin Hong spoke, he raised his hand.
A spirit fruit that flickered with a jade green sheen appeared out of thin air on his hand.
The spirit fruit was completely crimson red, yet its entire body flickered with a jade green sheen. With a single glance, one could discern that this spirit fruit was no ordinary thing.
"Hmm?" Huang Ji’s gaze abruptly lit up.
A spirit fruit was a treasure that could be encountered by luck but not sought after.
When Duan Ling Tian saw the spirit fruit in Linghu Jin Hong’s hand, he’d recognized it in the first possible moment, and he couldn’t refrain from exclaiming in surprise. "Jade Origin Fruit!"
According to the memories of Rebirth Martial Emperor, the Jade Origin Fruit was a type of spirit fruit that was of higher grade than the Profound Origin Fruit he’d consumed that day.
When consumed by a martial artist below the fourth level of the Nascent Soul Stage, it was sufficient to allow the martial artist to directly break through to the next level!
When consumed by a fourth, fifth, or sixth level Nascent Soul Stage martial artist, it was only able to allow the cultivation to advance by leaps and bounds. If one had fallen into a bottleneck, then it was even sufficient to directly break through the bottleneck and break through to the next level.
If it was consumed by a martial artist at the seventh level of the Nascent Soul Stage or above, its effect would instead be reduced greatly.
Duan Ling Tian’s breathing became hurried.
If he was able to obtain this Jade Origin Fruit, then once he consumed it, he was confident in making his cultivation break through to the next level.
"Jade Origin Fruit?" At the beginning, although Huang Ji had realized that the spirit fruit in Linghu Jin Hong’s hands wasn’t simple, but he was unable to recognize it.
Now, when he heard what Duan Ling Tian said, his gaze become burning with desire.
His cultivation had broken through to the fifth level of the Nascent Soul Stage three months ago.
If he was able to obtain this Jade Origin Fruit, then even if he was unable to break through to the sixth level of the Nascent Soul Stage, it would still be sufficient to allow his cultivation to advance by leaps and bounds, and it would be of extremely great assistance to his cultivation in the future.
For a time, the gaze Huang Ji shot at the Jade Origin Fruit was filled with desire.
"I never expected you would recognize the Jade Origin Fruit." Linghu Jin Hong glanced at Duan Ling Tian in surprise. "This young man is really more and more mysterious."
Duan Ling Tian lightly smiled, his gaze never leaving the Jade Origin Fruit in Linghu Jin Hong’s hands. "In the past, I’d once seen it in an ancient book, and there was a picture especially there to explain in detail."
Linghu Jin Hong came to a sudden understanding.
If it was like this, then it wasn’t strange.
"Duan Ling Tian." Linghu Jin Hong glanced at Duan Ling Tian, and his gaze followed to descend onto the Jade Origin Fruit in his hand.
This scene caused Huang Ji’s face to go grim.
"Could it be that Master wants to bestow this Jade Origin Fruit to Duan Ling Tian? No, this absolutely will not do!" Huang Ji’s heart burned with anxiety, and his belly was filled with unwillingness.
But before his Master, Linghu Jin Hong, he didn’t dare be presumptuous in the slightest.
"Have you broken through to the Nascent Soul Stage?" Linghu Jin Hong slowly asked Duan Ling Tian.
Duan Ling Tian lightly smiled and nodded.
"Haha… Good!" Linghu Jin Hong laughed heartily. "You didn’t let me down after all. If I’m not wrong, you’re only 22 this year, right?"
"Yes." Duan Ling Tian nodded with a carefree expression.
He didn’t think this achievement was great.
That day, the mysterious yellow clothed young girl, Han Xue Nai, was around the age of 15 or 16, but her cultivation was already at the Void Prying Stage…
Compared to Han Xue Nai, he was nothing.
Bu, within the domain of the Azure Forest Imperial Kingdom, the appearance of a Nascent Soul Stage martial artist that was at the age of 22 was indeed sufficient to cause people to be extremely shocked.
"He’s broken through to the Nascent Soul Stage?" Huang Ji looked at Duan Ling Tian with an expression of disbelief and his eyes contained slight coldness.
He knew clearly in his heart, now that Duan Ling Tian had broken through to the Nascent Soul Stage at such an age, with the disposition of his Master who’d always loved geniuses extremely, his Master would surely bestow the Jade Origin Fruit to Duan Ling Tian.
At this moment, his eyes seemed to be enveloped in a layer of ice.
"Duan Ling Tian." As expected, Linghu Jin Hong passed the spirit fruit in his hands to Duan Ling Tian. "Consume this Jade Origin Fruit and your cultivation ought to be sufficient to break through to the peak of the second level of the Nascent Soul Stage… I’m confident that in another three years, when it’s time for the next Martial Competition, you’ll surely be able to win the highest honor for our Seven Star Sword Sect!"
"Sect Leader… You want to gift the Jade Origin Fruit to me?" Duan Ling Tian was stunned.
Although he recognized that the spirit fruit in Linghu Jin Hong’s hand was a Jade Origin Fruit, he never thought that Linghu Jin Hong would gift it to him.
After all, Linghu Jin Hong himself had a Nascent Soul Stage personal disciple.
For a moment, he couldn’t refrain from glancing at Huang Ji, yet he noticed that Huang Ji who’d always been incomparably cold and indifferent towards him, now looked at him with a gaze that contained a slight sheen of hatred out of jealousy.
Duan Ling Tian was able to guess the reason.
"I’m naturally gifting it to you." Linghu Jin Hong nodded, and had an expression that said it was a matter of course. "This Jade Origin Fruit is something I obtained unexpectedly while going deep into the primeval forest half a month ago… I’d planned to find you and gift it to you a few days ago, but I was unable to find you."
Huang Ji’s face sank.
He never expected that his Master anxiously looking for Duan Ling Tian these past few days was actually for the sake of bestowing this Jade Origin Fruit to Duan Ling Tian.
After all, before today, even he didn’t know of the existence of the Jade Origin Fruit.
For a moment, flames of jealousy blazed in Huang Ji’s heart.
Duan Ling Tian’s brows raised when he heard Linghu Jin Hong.
His place of cultivation, the stalactite cave, was a place that only he and the two little girls knew of.
Without his permission, the two little girls would absolutely not reveal the secret of the stalactite cave to another person.
Including their Masters.
"Thank you, Sect Leader." Duan Ling Tian didn’t refused and extended his hand to receive the Jade Origin Fruit.
This Jade Origin Fruit had extraordinary meaning to him currently, as it was sufficient to allow his cultivation to directly break through to the next level.
At the same time that he received the Jade Origin Fruit, Duan Ling Tian could feel traces of heaviness.
He knew clearly in his heart that at the same time that he received this Jade Origin Fruit, it would also mean that he shouldered a responsibility.
"I’ll let the Sect Leader know during the Martial Competition this time… Gifting this Jade Origin Fruit to me was absolutely not a wrong choice!" Duan Ling Tian said in his heart.
Linghu Jin Hong swept out his hand, causing his sleeve to give rise to wind, as he slowly said, "Go. After you consume the Jade Origin Fruit and break through to the second level of the Nascent Soul Stage, don’t continue cultivating so as to avoid you missing the time to participate in the Martial Competition of the five great sects this time."
Second level Nascent Soul Stage?
Duan Ling Tian neither agreed nor disagreed when he heard Linghu Jin Hong.
Does this Sect Leader really think that I’m only at the first level of the Nascent Soul Stage?
"Yes." However, Duan Ling Tian didn’t explain any further, he replied before turning around and leaving.
When he left, Duan Ling Tian was able to sense the burning gaze of hate and jealousy that flashed at him from behind.
He didn’t have to turn around and he could already guess it.
The owner of the gaze was precisely Huang Ji!
After leaving Dubhe Hall, Duan Ling Tian left Dubhe Peak and returned to Megrez Peak.
"Jade Origin Fruit… With this Jade Origin Fruit, my cultivation will step into a new horizon!" Duan Ling Tian’s face revealed a brilliant smile.
"Sect Leader, it won’t be long before I let you know how correct your decision today to gift the Jade Origin Fruit was!" Duan Ling Tian silently said in his heart.
The Sect Leader, Linghu Jin Hong, bestowed this Jade Origin Fruit to him and not to his own personal disciple, Huang Ji. He’d obviously deliberated about it for a long time…
Of course, Duan Ling Tian also knew that the reason Linghu Jin Hong didn’t give the Jade Origin Fruit to Huang Ji wasn’t because he wasn’t good to Huang Ji.
On the contrary, Huang Ji was his personal disciple, and in terms of affection, no one could compare to the status Huang Ji had in his heart.
Today, Linghu Jin Hong had made such a decision undoubtedly because he abandoned his own personal feelings and did it all for the sake of the Seven Star Sword Sect.
After all, besides being a Master, he was also a leader of a sect.
Every decision of his could affect the entire sect!
After he returned to the stalactite cave, Duan Ling Tian sat on the stone platform before withdrawing the Jade Origin Fruit and gobbling it up with a few bites.
The Jade Origin Fruit’s juice was icy cold when it entered the mouth, then it fused into Duan Ling Tian’s body and spread out.
Duan Ling Tian closed his eyes.
Nine Dragons War Sovereign Technique, Wind Wyrm Form!
He started cultivating and dissolving the medicinal strength of the Jade Origin Fruit…
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