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"Grand Elder, don’t mention it." Duan Ling Tian didn’t take Duan Zhen’s heartfelt words seriously.
He’d utterly never thought of wanting the Duan Clan to repay him and his mother.
He’d gifted a Void Advancement Pill to the Duan Clan today only for the sake of the agreement he made with the Duan Clan that day, it was only an entanglement of benefit.
He’d only fulfilled his promise from that day.
The Duan Clan’s feelings between others depended on one’s position and they were cold and detached, and this was something that he’d seen through since long ago.
After he left the Duan Clan Estate, Duan Ling Tian headed to the Divine Might Marquis Estate and sent the last Void Advancement Pill in his possession into the hands of Nie Yuan.
"Little Tian, what’s this?" Nie Yuan looked in wonder at the medicinal pill Duan Ling Tian passed to him and asked curiously.
Flowing lights revolved on the medicinal pill, and one could know it was extraordinary with a single glance.
"Uncle Nie, this is a Void Advancement Pill." Duan Ling Tian shook his head and smiled.
Nie Yuan was instantly stunned when he heard this, then he spoke with an excited expression. "This… Little Tian, where did you get this Void Advancement Pill from?"
"Would Uncle Nie believe it if I said I refined it myself?" Duan Ling Tian’s eyes narrowed as he asked.
Nie Yuan’s excited expression instantly froze and he stared blankly at Duan Ling Tian. "Little Tian, this Void Advancement Pill was refined by you? This is a grade five medicinal pill… A grade five medicinal pill can only be refined by a grade five alchemist." As he finished speaking, his tone contained traces of trembling.
Although he’d been shocked by Duan Ling Tian on many occasions, he still didn’t dare believe it now.
Grade five alchemist…
Up until now, there seemed to have never been a single grade five alchemist that has appeared in their Crimson Sky Kingdom.
Even if it was the Guild Master of the Crimson Sky Kingdom’s Alchemist Guild’s main guild, an existence that had come from the Azure Forest Imperial Kingdom, was only a grade six alchemist.
Duan Ling Tian naturally guessed Nie Yuan’s thoughts when he saw Nie Yuan’s expression, then he lightly smiled as he flipped his palm, then a strand of azure colored flame lit up from his palm.
"Five… Grade five Pill Fire!" Although Nie Yuan hadn’t met a grade five alchemist and had never seen a grade five Pill Fire…
But one who’d never eaten pork ought to have seen a pig run, and he’d once seen records related to Pill Fire in an ancient book.
According to his knowledge, the grade five Pill Fire was azure in color.
After Duan Ling Tian withdrew the fire on his hand, Nie Yuan was dumbstruck for a long time before recovering from his shock, then he looked at Duan Ling Tian as if he was looking at a freak. "Little Tian… No wonder Nie Yuan said you’re a freak amongst freaks, an abnormal amongst abnormals… Now it would seem that his words aren’t completely illogical!"
Never had Duan Ling Tian imagined that Nie Yuan was stunned for so long, and in the end he burst out with such words. This caused Duan Ling Tian to feel a wave of speechlessness.
"A 23 year old grade five alchemist. If this were to spread out, then not to mention our Crimson Sky Kingdom, even the Azure Forest Imperial Kingdom, the Darkstone Empire, and even the Darkhan Dynasty would probably be shocked." Nie Yuan shook his head and sighed, and his gaze was extremely complicated.
Duan Ling Tian smiled indifferently.
Not to mention the Darkhan Dynasty, even if it was the entire Foreign Lands, it was quite unlikely for a 23 year old grade five alchemist to appear.
At least, in the two lifetimes of the Rebirth Martial Emperor, he’s encountered countless grade five alchemist.
But the youngest was already over 30.
According to the memories of the Rebirth Martial Emperor, before he’d relied on the Three Lives Rebirth Technique to undergo his second cycle of rebirth, the 30 year old grade five alchemist had already become a grade two alchemist, and the natural talent of that alchemist could be easily imagined.
"Supposedly, grade five Pill Fire required Origin Energy at the seventh level of the Nascent Soul Stage or above to condense… Little Tian, could it be that you…" Nie Yuan looked at Duan Ling Tian as if he wanted to confirm something.
"Uncle Nie, you’re correct, I’ve already broken through to the seventh level of the Nascent Soul Stage." Duan Ling Tian nodded with a smile to Nie Yuan as he spoke.
Seventh level Nascent Soul Stage!
After he obtained Duan Ling Tian’s confirmation, Nie Yuan’s mood that had originally calmed had surged once again…
"If your father is still alive, and he knew he had such a promising son, he would probably even wake up laughing while he sleeps." Nie Yuan caught his breath and sighed.
Duan Ling Tian brows raised.
His deadbeat dad?
There were many things weighing on Duan Ling Tian’s mind when he left the Divine Might Marquis Estate, then he directly went to see Li Rou after returning home.
"Mother, do you where father went all those years ago?" Duan Ling Tian asked directly.
"Tian, why are you suddenly asking this?" Li Rou was slightly bewildered.
"I want to go there and look… Perhaps, I can confirm if father is still alive." Duan Ling Tian had a serious expression as he spoke.
"No!" Li Rou’s face went pale and directly rejected this thought of Duan Ling Tian’s. "You can’t go to that place, absolutely not!"
At this moment, Li Rou’s expression was serious and exceedingly firm.
The more Li Rou was like this, the more curious Duan Ling Tian was in his heart. "Mother, what sort of place is that?"
"Tian, you can’t go to that place no matter what! Mother has already lost your father, I can’t lose you as well." Li Rou spoke seriously.
"Mom, what’re you talking about…? You won’t lose me." Duan Ling Tian shook his head and he felt his mother was worrying unnecessarily. "Mother, when Father went to that place, his cultivation had only just broken through to the Nascent Soul Stage… Now, my cultivation isn’t inferior to Father from all those years ago, there won’t be any danger."
"No!" Li Rou was unprecedentedly obstinate. "Tian, Mother knows you want to find your Father, so does Mother! But, that place is too bizarre. After your Father went missing, the Duan Clan sent out a Half-step Void Stage Ancestor to personally go to that place."
"But in the end, even that formidable Ancestor went completely missing, as if he’d completely vanished into thin air." As she finished speaking, Li Rou’s eyes emitted a wisp of terror.
An existence at the Half-step Void Stage didn’t come out alive after entering that place?
At this moment, Duan Ling Tian’s heart was even more itchy and intolerable.
Of course, he’d also realized that place wasn’t simple. "Exactly what sort of place is this place that’s able to make a Half-step Void Stage expert be unable to come out alive?"
"Mom, I understand… I never expected that place is so terrifying. Don’t worry, I won’t go." Duan Ling Tian pretended to have a lingering fear in his heart as he spoke.
Li Rou’s face finally revealed a smile once again, but Duan Ling Tian was able to notice the smile was forced.
"Looks like mom is thinking of my deadbeat dad again." Duan Ling Tian sighed in his heart.
"I’ll first go inquire about where that place is during these few days… Then, I’ll stay at home for a few days before departing. Otherwise, it would surely arouse Mom’s suspicion." Duan Ling Tian thought in his heart as he came to a decision.
Guaranteeing to his Mother that he wouldn’t go to that place was only an expedient measure.
He didn’t want to make his mother worry.
No matter what, he was surely going to that place!
"With Little Gold, I don’t believe that there’s any place I, Duan Ling Tian, can’t go to in the entire Crimson Sky Kingdom!" A wisp of bright light flashed in the depths of Duan Ling Tian’s eyes.
Little Gold was a third level Void Prying Stage demon beast and had even comprehended Half-step Advanced Lightning Force…
Even in the entire Crimson Sky Kingdom, she was considered to be an existence at the top.
Duan Ling Tian went to the Divine Might Marquis Estate again the next day, and he went to see Nie Yuan.
"Uncle Nie, do you know where my Father disappeared all those years ago?" Duan Ling Tian went straight to the point and asked.
As soon as Duan Ling Tian finished speaking, Nie Yuan’s face went grim. "Little Tian, you must not go to that place…"
"Uncle Nie, I’m only curious and don’t intend to go there." Duan Ling Tian was speechless, as he never expected that Nie Yuan’s reaction would be as intense as his mother’s.
Of course, he knew that Nie Yuan was concerned about it and didn’t have any other intention.
Nie Yuan heaved a sigh of relief when he heard this. "It’s good that you don’t intend to go… Even if a Void Prying Stage martial artist enters that place, the martial artist might not be able to come out alive… That year, a Half-step Void Stage expert of the Duan Clan entered that place and he vanished into thin air, never to be heard of again, like your father!"
Duan Ling Tian nodded, he’d found out about this from his mother yesterday.
In next to no time, under Nie Yuan’s narration, Duan Ling Tian found out about the place that this deadbeat dad had vanished all those years ago.
That place was a swamp that was called the Swamp of Death by the people of the Crimson Sky Kingdom.
Supposedly, fierce beasts could be found everywhere within the Swamp of Death, and there were even many formidable demon beasts existing in the depths of the Swamp of Death.
However, the most terrifying part of the Swamp of Death wasn’t these beasts but instead the swamp itself…
Once one enters the Swamp of Death, then unless one steps on the ground, one would be utterly unable to notice the existence of the swamp.
Many martial artists that entered the Swamp of Death didn’t even have the opportunity to go deeper when they fell into the swamp and became the nutrients for the Swamp of Death.
"The Swamp of Death!" Duan Ling Tian’s eyes flashed and was filled with yearning.
"That Swamp of Death is perhaps a ‘hell’ that’s difficult to fathom for other martial artist… But under my Spiritual Force, it’s instead an even ground that couldn’t conceal itself! Even if the naked eye is unable to see through the swamp, but my Spiritual Force can sense it." This was something that Duan Ling Tian was extremely confident of.
In the subsequent 10 days, Duan Ling Tian spent it all accompanying by Li Rou’s side…
After 10 days, Duan Ling Tian notified Li Rou before leaving the Imperial City.
He didn’t bring Mo Yu along when he left the Imperial City this time, and he only brought the little gold mouse.
In front of Li Rou, he’d said that he was returning to Aurora City to visit some old friends, and Li Rou didn’t doubt him.
The Swamp of Death was situated at the Fair Sun County that was east of the Imperial City, and it wasn’t far from the Imperial City.
With the little gold mouse’s speed, Duan Ling Tian only spent an hour before arriving in the sky above the Fair Sun County’s County City.
The Swamp of Death was precisely located in the northern area of the Fair Sun County.
"Fair Sun County? It seems to be slightly familiar… It’s as if I’ve heard of it somewhere." Duan Ling Tian thought in his heart as he sat on the little gold mouse’s back and looked down at the Fair Sun County’s City.
He could be sure that he’d never come to the Fair Sun County before, and this was his first time.
"If I can’t remember then I won’t bother thinking about it… Little Gold, go over there." Duan Ling Tian pointed towards the north as he spoke to the little gold mouse that had enlarged herself.
"Squeak squeak~" The little gold mouse cried out before her enormous body shook, and she seemed to have transformed into a shooting star that fell towards the northern area of the Fair Sun County’s City.
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