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"I originally thought that your natural talent ought to be not inferior to Huang Ji, so I had a thought like this." Duan Ling Tian glanced deeply at Mo Yu as he spoke. "But I never imagined that you had a past like that… In this way, not only is your natural talent not inferior to Huang Ji, it simply completely surpasses Huang Ji and throws him far into the distance."
Today after Duan Ling Tian had found out about Mo Yu’s past, he sighed with emotion and couldn’t help but be shocked…
Mo Yu who was actually under such arduous circumstances was actually able to pass the Seven Star Sword Sect outer court disciple test and become a Seven Star Sword Sect disciple.
The height of Mo Yu’s natural talent in the Martial Dao could be seen from this.
"If I didn’t consume the 10,000 Year Stalactite Milk, then my natural talent would probably be inferior to Mo Yu." Duan Ling Tian couldn’t help but sigh in his heart.
All along the way here, he’d relied mainly on the memories and abilities of the Rebirth Martial Emperor.
Although his natural talent wasn’t bad, if it wasn’t for everything that the Rebirth Martial Emperor ‘left’ him, then it would impossible for him to grow so quickly.
Mo Yu’s natural talent was instead actual natural talent.
A person who had no medicinal pills to assist in cultivation had entered the Seven Star Sword Sect and became a member of it…
In terms of natural talent, although it couldn’t compare to his current natural talent, it was still considered to be extremely high.
Perhaps, it was just like the Phecda Peak’s Master, Ke Zhen, had said. Mo Yu’s natural talent wasn’t inferior to any one of those five great young masters.
Suddenly, Linghu Jin Hong’s burning gaze shot at Mo Yu as he said slowly, "Are you willing to take me as your Master?"
A wisp of a smile appeared on Duan Ling Tian’s face when he saw this scene.
Although Linghu Jin Hong had intentionally suppressed his mood when he spoke calmly, Duan Ling Tian was still able to sense the excitement in Linghu Jin Hong’s heart by relying on his acute Spiritual Force.
Obviously, Linghu Jin Hong was extremely satisfied of Mo Yu.
As soon as Linghu Jin Hong finished speaking, the few Seven Star Sword Sect outer court disciples that were in-charge of taking care of the stabled looked at Mo Yu with envious expressions…
They knew clearly in their heart that after today, this Senior Brother Mo Yu who was younger than them would soar into the sky.
But the person concerned was instead completely dumbstruck, as if he completely didn’t believe all this was true…
"Mo Yu!" Duan Ling Tian kicked Mo Yu before he finally recovered from his shock, then looked at Linghu Jin Hong with an excited expression as he replied. "Willing, I’m willing!"
To Mo Yu, all of this was too sudden and it gave him a feeling as if a pie had fallen from the sky!
"Good… Good! I never expected that I, Linghu Jin Hong, had only just lost a personal disciple, but the heavens gave me another… From today onwards, you, Mo Yu, will be my personal disciple, and my closed door disciple! I will foster you to the best of my ability." Linghu Jin Hong laughed heartily and the gloominess on his face from Huang Ji’s betrayal had completely vanished.
"Congratulations, Sect Leader!" Duan Ling Tian was the first to congratulate Linghu Jin Hong.
"Congratulations, Sect Leader!" Zheng Fan, Zheng Song, Ke Zhen, and Meng Qiu congratulated Linghu Jin Hong as well.
The few Seven Star Sword Sect disciples that were in charge of taking care of the stables hurriedly congratulated Mo Yu and Linghu Jin Hong as well. Now, their faces were filled with a humble expression when they looked at Mo Yu.
They knew clearly in their heart that from today onwards, this Senior Brother had transformed from a wild chicken into a phoenix and had soared into the sky…
Presently, even the Grand Roc nodded to Linghu Jin Hong.
"Thank you, Elder Peng." Linghu Jin Hong nodded with a smile to the Grand Roc, and his words contained respect.
Obviously, the Grand Roc was congratulating Linghu Jin Hong earlier as well.
"Mo Yu, this is Elder Peng, he’s our Seven Star Sword Sect’s Guarding Revered Elder." When he saw Mo Yu look at the Grand Roc and seemed to be slightly afraid, Duan Ling Tian lightly smiled and said, "Don’t be afraid, greet Elder Peng."
"Elder Peng." Mo Yu hurriedly bowed respectfully to the Grand Roc.
The Grand Roc nodded and a sheen of satisfaction appeared in his sharp eyes, then he glanced at Linghu Jin Hong.
Seeming to be saying to Linghu Jin Hong. "The personal disciple you’ve taken now is much better than that ungrateful bastard from before…"
Along with the tremble of the Grand Roc’s wings that were like clouds that covered the sky, Duan Ling Tian’s group flew up into the sky.
Presently, there was an extra person in Duan Ling Tian’s group.
"Senior Brother Duan Ling Tian, thank you."
That day, when Duan Ling Tian gave Mo Yu the one million silver, he’d already been extremely grateful to Duan Ling Tian.
Now, under Duan Ling Tian’s help, he was able to take the Seven Star Sword Sect’s Leader, Linghu Jin Hong, as his Master. To him, this was undoubtedly an extremely great fortune…
The gratitude he had towards Duan Ling Tian in his heart was at its height.
This great favor was something he was unable to repay!
"Work hard and cultivate properly so that you can take over from the Sect Leader and become the next Sect Leader of the Seven Star Sword Sect in the future." Duan Ling Tian looked at Mo Yu and smiled lightly.
He looked extremely favorably upon Mo Yu.
Duan Ling Tian’s words caused Mo Yu to be startled and caused him to be unable to refrain from shaking his head. "Senior Brother Duan Ling Tian, even if someone has to take over from the Sect Leader in the future, it’s still you who should do it… In my eyes, no one within the Seven Star Sword Sect is more qualified that Senior Brother to take over from Master and become the next Seven Star Sword Sect’s Leader."
Linghu Jin Hong and the others looked at Duan Ling Tian, as their thoughts were similar to Mo Yu.
They all felt that Duan Ling Tian was the best choice to be the next Seven Star Sword Sect’s Leader!
Duan Ling Tian shook his head and smiled when he saw he’d become the center of attention in an instant, then he shrugged as his gaze shot into the distance.
After a long time, he said slowly, "The position of Sect Leader of the Seven Star Sword Sect is not suitable to me… My aspirations are not within the Azure Forest Imperial Kingdom!"
My aspirations are not within the Azure Forest Imperial Kingdom!
What Duan Ling Tian said in the end had undoubtedly make his stance known clearly.
He would sooner or later leave the Azure Forest Imperial Kingdom for an even vaster world…
Linghu Jin Hong and the others fell silent when they heard Duan Ling Tian.
Only now did they realize that with Duan Ling Tian’s cultivation, if he were to continue staying in the Seven Star Sword Sect and the Azure Forest Imperial Kingdom, it would indeed be burying his future.
"Hmph! The reason that Huang Ji betrayed the Sect Leader and our Seven Star Sword Sect is most likely because of what Sect Leader said during the Martial Competition of the five great sects, when the Sect Leader revealed that he wanted to make Junior Brother Duan Ling Tian as the next Seven Star Sword Sect’s Leader." Zheng Song snorted coldly, and when he mentioned the traitor Huang Ji, a strand of cold light flashed past his eyes and he said in a low voice, "If he knew that Junior Brother Duan Ling Tian had completely no intention of taking the position of Sect Leader, I wonder what expression he would have."
"If he knew, he would probably be angered to the point he spat blood." Meng Qiu couldn’t refrain from laughing.
"It’s just a traitor, there’s nothing to discuss about it." Zheng Fan and Ke Zhen glared at Zheng Song and Meng Qiu, glancing at Linghu Jin Hong with hinting looks.
Obviously, the two Peak Masters were warning them not to tear off the Sect Leader’s scabs!
The two of them smiled embarrassedly and didn’t dare say anything more.
"There’s no harm done, I’ve seen past it." Linghu Jin Hong noticed the actions of Zheng Fan and Ke Zhen, then shook his head and smiled. "I feel fortunate right now… It’s fortunate that Huang Ji left the Seven Star Sword Sect. Otherwise, it’s difficult for me to imagine what would have happened to the Seven Star Sword Sect while in his hands.
"This time, I can be considered to have profited from a misfortune and taken Yu as my personal disciple." As he finished speaking, Linghu Jin Hong looked at Mo Yu, and Mo Yu was pleasing to his eyes no matter how he looked at Mo Yu.
In terms of character and natural talent, Mo Yu far surpassed Huang Ji…
"Fortunately, Duan Ling Tian was able to discern what others could not. Otherwise, this disciple of Sect Leader might have been covered in dust for god knows how long." Zheng Fan lightly smiled.
"Indeed." Ke Zhen expressed his deep approval.
"Yes, it’s all thanks to Duan Ling Tian this time… Duan Ling Tian, I, Linghu Jin Hong, will remember this favor," Linghu Jin Hong looked at Duan Ling Tian and said sincerely.
"Sect Leader, you jest. This is only a small matter to me, I only said a few words." Duan Ling Tian shook his head, without a shred of intention to claim credit for himself.
"It’s a small matter to you, yet it’s a huge matter to me… Taking Yu as my personal disciple has allowed me to see through a lot of things. Perhaps, I was wrong at the beginning and should not have wasted my time and energy to foster a person like Huang Ji." Linghu Jin Hong sighed, and as he finished speaking, he was slightly unable to not care about it.
The personal disciple he’d put his whole heart into fostering had become an ungrateful bastard in the end and turned to another sect…
Although he’d seen past it, there were still thorns in his heart after all.
"Just like the saying, we may know a man’s face but not his heart, Sect Leader, you don’t have to blame yourself." Duan Ling Tian consoled.
Linghu Jin Hong nodded and didn’t say anything. Cold lights appeared in his eyes as he gazed towards the east.
The Origin Convergence Sect was precisely in that direction.
Suddenly, Duan Ling Tian noticed Mo Yu had looked over with eyes that contained traces of wonder mixed within, as if he wanted to ask Duan Ling Tian something but didn’t speak for so long because he seemed to be extremely afraid of violating a taboo.
Mo Yu was only at the sixth level of the Origin Core Stage now and was unable to condense his Origin Energy into sound.
Duan Ling Tian slowly informed Mo Yu of the sequence of events via voice transmission.
When Mo Yu found out everything about Huang Ji, he had an enraged expression and his eyes emitted killing intent, then he look at Linghu Jin Hong and said solemnly. "Master, there’ll be a day that I’ll kill that Huang Ji with my own two hands and clean the trash from our sect!" Linghu Jin Hong nodded and his face revealed a heartfelt smile. "Master believes you’ll be able to do it."
After a short while, the Grand Roc descended onto the empty space outside Dubhe Hall.
Duan Ling Tian’s group left the back of the Grand Roc that was spacious like even ground.
"Elder Peng, sorry for troubling you." Linghu Jin Hong slightly bowed to the Grand Roc.
The Grand Roc’s time in the Seven Star Sword Sect was even longer than the two Guardian Elders, and although it was a demon beast, he’d taken the Grand Roc to be like a senior.
The Grand Roc nodded then flapped his wings as he soared into the sky.
Before he left, his pair of fierce and profound eyes glanced at Duan Ling Tian, then he flew into the clouds and mist to disappear in the sky.
Duan Ling Tian bid his farewells to the Sect Leader and the others, then directly left.
He went to Alkaid Hall.
"Duan Ling Tian!" Within Alkaid Hall, the eyes of the Alkaid Peak’s Master, Qin Xiang, lit up when she saw Duan Ling Tian, then asked slightly curiously. "How was the outcome for the Martial Competition of the five great sects this time? Did the Sect Leader’s personal disciple, Huang Ji, seize a place in the top three in the Martial Competition?"
As the Peak Master of Alkaid Peak, Qin Xiang was rather attentive of the Martial Competition of the five great sects.
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