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As he walked shoulder to shoulder with Princess Bi Yao in the Imperial Palace, Duan Ling Tian had the intention to reveal that he didn’t hope that Princess Bi Yao would waste her lifetime waiting for him.
Unexpectedly, Princess Bi Yao’s attitude was exactly similar to Xiao Lan.
She spoke in a manner as if she would marry no one but Duan Ling Tian and she would rather wait for him alone.
Duan Ling Tian felt a wave of helplessness.
Could it be that I’ve really brought my charm from my previous life over?" Duan Ling Tian was secretly smug.
As the king of mercenaries on earth in his previous life, there was no lack of outstanding women by his side.
Some wanted to marry him, some wanted to bear his child, some were willing to give everything for him…
‘Looks like, having too great charm isn’t a good thing sometimes.’ Duan Ling Tian thought in his heart as he sighed to himself.
‘Never mind, I’ll leave it up to fate.’ Duan Ling Tian sighed rather helplessly when faced with Princess Bi Yao’s resoluteness.
What ability did he have to actually make so many outstanding women willing to hold onto him and not request any status or reciprocation…?
After the welcoming banquet ended, Duan Ling Tian and Mo Yu had once again sat into the Divine Might Marquis Estate’s carriage and left the Imperial Palace with Nie Yuan and Nie Fen.
"Little Tian, the ability you executed today truly shocked me… However, it’s good this way. If you exerted a strength at the sixth level of the Nascent Soul Stage before the Sun Ascent Kingdom’s ambassador, I wonder how he’d look from the shock." Nie Fen looked at Duan Ling Tian and at the same time he sighed with emotion and laughed, his gaze was extremely complicated.
That day when he saw Duan Ling Tian for the first time, Duan Ling Tian was only an 18 year old youth that was much inferior to him.
Now, five years had passed, and Duan Ling Tian had surpassed him in all aspects to become an existence that he could only look up to.
Duan Ling Tian smiled lightly, then looked towards the nearby Nie Yuan. "Uncle Nie, are you extremely curious about the ability I utilized earlier?"
On the way, Duan Ling Tian was able to notice that Nie Yuan was hesitating to speak, and he vaguely guessed Nie Yuan’s thoughts.
"It’s alright if it’s inconvenient for you to say… Uncle Nie was just shocked by you for a time." Nie Yuan shook his head and smiled, and didn’t have the intention of forcing Duan Ling Tian to tell him.
"Actually, it isn’t a secret." Duan Ling Tian shook his head and smiled, and for a time, he also drew the attention of Nie Fen and Mo Yu.
Obviously, Nie Fen and Mo Yu were both extremely interested towards the ability that Duan Ling Tian utilized on the Sun Ascent Kingdom’s young genius, Ge Lu.
Especially Mo Yu.
That day, he’d once seen Duan Ling Tian use this ability to subdue Zither Young Master.
The Zither Young Master was one of the five great young masters that were the most outstanding in the younger generation of the Azure Forest Imperial Kingdom, and his cultivation had already stepped into the Half-step Void Stage.
However, even then, before Duan Ling Tian’s mysterious ability, Zither Master still was unable to escape from losing miserably.
"Uncle Nie, how much do you know about the soul? And how much do you know about Spiritual Force?" Duan Ling Tian looked at Nie Yuan and asked.
Nie Yuan pondered for a moment before continuing. "The soul is the foundation of a person, and the location of the consciousness… As for Spiritual Force, I only know that it’s closely related to Inscription Masters. It was exactly Spiritual Force that Inscription Masters combined with various special materials to inscribe inscriptions."
"Moreover, Spiritual Force is also called as the energy of the soul, and it’s sourced from the soul." Nie Yuan said to Duan Ling Tian, "I only know this."
"Uncle Nie, you’re correct. This is the concept of the soul and Spiritual Force… However, in Cloud Continent, there are instead some formidable human martial artists that are able to attack by relying on Spiritual Force! They stand at the peak of Cloud Continent, and they are call Martial Emperors!" Duan Ling Tian said slowly.
Nie Yuan was slightly moved when he heard Duan Ling Tian.
Whereas Nie Fen and Mo Yu instead had puzzled expressions as they’d obviously never heard of a Martial Emperor.
"Martial Emperors really exist?" Nie Yuan’s breathing became rapid.
"Of course they do!" Duan Ling Tian’s eyes reveal a trace of yearning. "Although there aren’t many Martial Emperor Stage experts on cloud continent, there aren’t few either… All of them are existences that stand at the peak of Cloud Continent, and they command the clouds and the rain. Their martial strength is extraordinary and world-shaking!" As he finished speaking, Duan Ling Tian felt his blood boil and he was slightly excited.
After all, he’d fused with the memories of a formidable Martial Emperor.
The Rebirth Martial Emperor had once stood at the peak of the Martial Emperor experts on Cloud Continent.
"Father, what are you and Little Tian talking about? What’s a Martial Emperor?" Nie Fen frowned as he asked.
Mo Yu looked at Duan Ling Tian as well, as he similarly didn’t understand the conversation between Duan Ling Tian and Nie Yuan.
"Ask Little Tian to tell you…" Nie Yuan shook his head and sighed, and he suddenly felt that his knowledge seemed to be far inferior from this nephew of his.
"Big Brother Nie, a Martial Emperor is an existence that stands above a Martial Monarch… Whereas a Martial Monarch is an existence that stands above the Void Transformation Stage…" Under Duan Ling Tian’s explanation, Nie Fen finally obtained a certain level of understanding towards the levels of cultivation at the peak of Cloud Continent.
"I’ve heard of the Martial Monarch… Yet it’s the first time I’m hearing about the Martial Emperor. I never imagined that there was still an existence that stood above the Martial Monarch in the Cloud Continent." Nie Fen couldn’t help but be moved.
Mo Yu had an expression of shock as well.
A Martial Emperor Stage expert!
What a heaven defying existence would that be?
It was difficult to imagine.
"Little Tian, you said earlier that human martial artists are only able to utilize the Spiritual Force to attack once they attain the Martial Emperor Stage… Then the ability you utilized earlier is?" Nie Yuan looked at Duan Ling Tian and asked the key point.
"The ability I executed earlier isn’t a Spiritual Force Attack, and it can be only considered as a type of Spiritual Force interference ability…" Subsequently, Duan Ling Tian spoke of the matter related to the soul brand.
Including the matter of the soul brand only appeared in some demon beasts, and how he’s obtained the soul brand that day, he’d spoke of all of it and didn’t hide it.
"This luck of yours is simply heaven defying! That’s a soul brand left behind by an Inscription Master from the Foreign Lands… Yet you were actually able to encounter it." Nie Fen had an expression of jealousy and envy.
Something left behind by an Inscription Master from the Foreign Lands, and it was even an existence at the Void Transformation Stage that had left it behind, yet it was actually obtained by Duan Ling Tian.
This luck would probably cause anyone to feel envious.
Nie Yuan and Mo Yu looked at Duan Ling Tian with a complicated gaze, as they both had the same thought as Nie Fen, and thought that Duan Ling Tian’s luck was heaven defying.
Duan Ling Tian recalled the incident that occurred that day when he obtained the soul brand left behind by the Inscription Master, and he couldn’t help but sigh in his heart. "At that time, I’d originally already left the abode… Later on, it was because of Elder Kong who was interested in that abode that caused me to bring them back there."
"Otherwise, I’d probably have missed it…" When he thought about how he almost brushed past and missed the soul brand, Duan Ling Tian couldn’t help but feel a wave of fear when he recalled it now.
If he didn’t possesses that soul brand, then he wouldn’t be able to master the soul skill, Thousand Illusions.
If he was unable to master the soul skill, Thousand Illusions, then it would have been impossible for him to have seized the victory in the two year agreement with Zither Young Master.
Presently, the soul skill, Thousand Illusions, seemed to have become a great trump card of Duan Ling Tian’s, a trump card with shocking might.
Before long, the carriage returned to the Divine Might Marquis Estate.
After bidding his farewell with Nie Yuan and Nie Fen, Duan Ling Tian brought Mo Yu along to stroll all around the inner city, and they returned to the courtyard house after strolling for some time.
In the subsequent days, Duan Ling Tian didn’t step a foot out of his house’s door, and he either cultivated or accompanied his mother…
His days were passed in extreme comfort.
One month later.
Duan Ling Tian sat cross-legged on the bed within a spacious room, the Origin Energy in his body endlessly pulsed and circulated according to the fourth form of the Nine Dragons War Sovereign Technique, the Wind Wyrm Form…
At this moment, the Origin Energy in Duan Ling Tian’s body had already increased to the breaking point.
"I hope I can succeed this time." Duan Ling Tian took a deep breath and the Origin Energy in his body seemed to have transformed into raging waves that fiercely collided with the last bottleneck of the sixth level of the Nascent Soul Stage.
The bottleneck loosened, yet wasn’t smashed open, and it was obviously still lacking slightly.
"Charge through it in one go!" Duan Ling Tian was clear in his heart that once he broke through this bottleneck, his cultivation would be like a fish leaping over the dragon gate, obtaining a tremendous leap in quality.
Time after time, Duan Ling Tian seemed to utterly not know exhaustion as he stuffed the Nascent Nurturing Pills one by one into his mouth as if they were worthless.
After continuing for a day and night, Duan Ling Tian was already dripping with sweat, and his spirits were drooping.
But he still clenched his teeth tightly and stubbornly persisted.
He knew clearly in his heart that if he were to miss this opportunity, then his hard work from before would have been wasted, and he wasn’t willing to make his previous effort come to nothing.
Finally, everything comes to one who persists. Under Duan Ling Tian’s tireless efforts, he’d finally charged through the last bottleneck at the sixth level of the Nascent Soul Stage and completed his breakthrough.
"Seventh level Nascent Soul Stage! I’ve finally broken through." Duan Ling Tian opened his eyes after he completed the break through, and his eyes were bright like an array of stars as they flickered with an exceptionally dazzling light.
"Seventh level of the Nascent Soul Stage!" Duan Ling Tian took a deep breath and lightly clenched his fist, and Origin Energy leaped about on his fist.
Instantly, 1,011 ancient mammoth silhouettes appeared above him…
After a short moment, a ball of condensed flames blazed with a flip of Duan Ling Tian’s palm.
Presently, the Pill Fire that burned on Duan Ling Tian’s hand was simply different like the difference between the heaven and earth when compared with before.
In the past, his Pill Fire was green in color.
Now, his Pill Fire was azure in color.
If another alchemist was here and saw the Pill Fire on Duan Ling Tian’s hand, the alchemist would surely be extremely astonished.
A grade five Pill Fire appearing in the hand of a 23 year old young man was almost impossible…
A 23 year old grade five alchemist.
There probably wasn’t an existence that was so monstrous amongst all the alchemists on Cloud Continent.
"Grade five alchemist…" A wisp of a smile appeared on Duan Ling Tian’s face as he gazed at the Pill Fire in his hand.
Along with a command in his heart, the Pill Fire in his palmed changed, it became raging and fierce, and it was completely another opposite when compared to the Pill Fire from before.
The flame now was still azure colored, yet its characteristics was completely different.
"Grade five Weapon Flame… I’m finally able to refine grade five spirit weapons!" Duan Ling Tian’s face emitted a satisfied smile when the saw the azure colored Weapon Flame that slowly rose on his palm.
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