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Translator: KurazyTolanzuraytor Editor: Jay
"Yes, Mansion Lord." After the red clothed old man received the command token, he responded respectfully with the blue clothed old man, and they didn’t dare be disrespectful in the slightest.
The respect they had towards the young man came from their bones, it came from the depths of their souls…
Even if the young man wanted them to give up their lives, they wouldn’t frown in the slightest.
Only because this was their Mansion Lord…
Their Mansion Lord possessed a supreme status within their hearts!
"Alright, both of you stand down!" The young man spoke indifferently, and at the instant he finished speaking, the figures of the two old men gradually shattered to vanish into thin air.
Their speeds very so swift that they only left behind two material afterimages.
For a time, one the young man remained in the air above the palace.
"It has been 20 years… During these 20 years, although my soul remained, but it was suppressed at all times. Now that Hei Ming’s secondary soul has been obliterated along with his primary soul, I’ve finally regained control of my own body!" The young man’s gaze was like a sword as he looked towards the distance, and his gaze revealed trace of sadness.
"Now that I think about it… It’s been 23 years since I left." Unknowingly, a trace of moisture had appeared in the eyes of the young man, it was as if he’d recalled something and was extremely sad.
His expression was exceedingly complicated.
Sometimes it was filled with regret, sometimes it was filled with pity, and sometimes it was filled with self-blame…
Finally, the young man closed his eyes, and tears wet his face. "If I can choose… I’d rather choose the 23 years I lost and not this extraordinary strength!"
In the next moment, the young man didn’t seem to have made any movements when his figure shattered…
It turned out that it was only an afterimage.
The Swamp of Death, within the depths of the enormous pit.
The cave passageway within the enormous pit was utterly concealed, not to mention that existence that was like a palace at the end of the cave passageway.
Presently, within the hall in the underground palace.
"The owner of that strong soul from before seemed to have said that was his primary soul? And he said something about a secondary soul… Looks like that wasn’t his complete soul!" Duan Ling Tian stood on the spot and muttered.
"Yet that incomplete soul gave me an even stronger feeling than the Rebirth Martial Emperor all those years ago… But unfortunately, after his soul was obliterated, it didn’t leave behind any memories, and this was something that was different to the Rebirth Martial Emperor." Duan Ling Tian took a deep breath, then closed his eyes as he recalled the dangerous scene from before.
In the end, he obtained an answer.
Perhaps, the reason he was able to fuse with the lifetime worth of memories of the Rebirth Martial Emperor was because the Rebirth Martial Emperor’s soul had been hiding within his current body for many years…
Whereas that strong soul was instead an absolute outsider.
"I was still too greedy… This time, being able to get my life back can be considered to be not bad." Duan Ling Tian opened his eyes, then sighed as he shook his head.
A man whose heart wasn’t content was like a snake trying to swallow an elephant, and this saying was precisely speaking about his current situation.
At the same time that Duan Ling Tian’s heart was filled shock towards that existence whose soul seemed to be ever stronger than the Rebirth Martial Emperor, he was similarly filled with curiosity.
He could imagine that the memories of such a formidable existence would surely be extremely rich.
If he was able to obtain the memories of the owner of that strong soul, it would undoubtedly be an extremely great gain.
Perhaps, he might even be able to obtain some things that was beyond his imagination.
After all, he felt that the strength of that soul was even stronger than the Rebirth Martial Emperor…
Finally, Duan Ling Tian came back to his senses, and his gaze once again descended onto the broken stone tablet. "According to the strong soul from before, this stone tablet seems to be the Devilseal Tablet… What exactly is the Devilseal Tablet?"
Duan Ling Tian raised his hand instinctively, wanting to grab the Devilseal Tablet to take a look at it.
Duan Ling Tian had only just stretched out his hand when a bitter smile appeared on the corners of his mouth, as he’d just remembered that even when the little gold mouse exerted her entire strength at the third level of the Void Prying Stage, she was still unable to shake this stone tablet in the slightest.
He would probably…
His thought hadn’t finished emerging when it stopped abruptly.
Duan Ling Tian’s eyes sprang wide open as he looked at the Devilseal Tablet that he held in his hand, and he was completely dumbstruck. "I… How could I possible pick it up?"
"Squeak squeak~" The little gold mouse stood at the side, and when she saw this scene, she was obviously shocked and said via voice transmission, "Big Brother Ling Tian, how did you do it? You’re actually able to pick up this strange stone tablet…"
"I don’t know as well." Duan Ling Tian shook his head then took a breath. "I didn’t feel my strength become stronger… Then there’s only one possibility, it’s this stone tablet itself that has become light!"
"The stone tablet has become light?" The little gold mouse’s figure flashed out to leap onto the stone tablet.
Subsequently, her claws held onto the stone tablet, and she actually carried it to fly up with her.
"Squeak squeak~" The little gold mouse that carried the stone tablet to fly up was extremely excited, and she didn’t forget to send a voice transmission to Duan Ling Tian. "Big Brother Ling Tian, it has really become light… However, why would it suddenly become light?"
Right, why would it suddenly become light?
Duan Ling Tian looked at the little gold mouse that was carried flying by the little gold mouse, and his heart shook. "Could it be that it’s because of that strong soul? Because that strong soul has left it, so this stone tablet his returned back to normal?"
Although it was difficult to understand, Duan Ling Tian could currently only think of this way to understand it.
"Devilseal Tablet… That fellow would be some sort of monster that was sealed within the stone tablet, right? Just because my Spiritual Force stretched into the Devilseal Tablet and opened a way out for him, so it allowed him to escape from the Devilseal Tablet?" When he recalled the events that occurred earlier and the words the owner of that strong soul said before he was obliterated, Duan Ling Tian was able to guess some things.
"If it’s really like this, I’ve really lifted a rock only to drop it on my own feet… Fortunately, my soul doesn’t belong to this world and is protected by a certain type of law. Otherwise, I would have died for sure earlier!" Duan Ling Tian took a deep breath once more, and he felt a slight lingering fear in his heart.
The scene from before was something that would be difficult for him to forget in his entire lifetime, and he didn’t want to experience it for a second time…
"Such a matter was something that others might not encounter for their entire lifetimes, whereas I’ve instead encountered it twice… This luck of mine is truly heaven-defying." Duan Ling Tian laughed bitterly.
Duan Ling Tian’s surging feeling gradually eased up, then he received the mysterious Devilseal Tablet from the little gold mouse and studied it for a while. After he didn’t discover anything, he casually tossed it into his Spatial Ring. "Forget it, I’ll slowly study it in the future."
Although he didn’t know what the Devilseal Tablet was nor what use it had, since the Devilseal Tablet was able to seal such a formidable soul, it ought to have its own special characteristics.
Subconsciously, Duan Ling Tian felt that this was a treasure, a rare treasure.
Subsequently, Duan Ling Tian and the little gold mouse searched the hall carefully for a moment, and when they didn’t discover anything, they intended to leave.
Before they left, Duan Ling Tian asked the little gold mouse to take off the nine Luminous Pearls that were the only valuable thing in the hall.
When Duan Ling Tian bluntly put away all the nine Luminous Pearls into his Spatial Ring, the daylight was no more, and the entire hall fell into boundless darkness, extreme darkness…
The darkness didn’t last for long as a strand of raging azure colored flame lit up on Duan Ling Tian’s palm.
"Exactly what happened all those years ago…? This Senior Duan You was obviously killed by someone shattering his ribcage." Duan Ling Tian had a complicated gaze as he glanced at Duan You’s bones. "I wonder if that deadbeat dad of mine is still alive… If he’s still alive, then where would he have gone?"
Duan Ling Tian didn’t hold any hope within his heart.
Duan You seemed to be that Half-step Void Stage ancestor of the Duan Clan.
Even a Half-step Void Stage expert had died within the Swamp of Death.
Whereas that deadbeat dad of his was only a martial artist that had just broken through to the Nascent Soul Stage all those years ago…
"Leaving you here can be considered as laying you to rest." Duan Ling Tian withdrew his gaze from the skeleton, then left the hall with the little gold mouse.
They would return to where they came from.
When they returned, Duan Ling Tian was already familiar with the cave passageway, so he sped up his footsteps and it wasn’t even half an hour when he’d arrived at the exit.
"Little Gold, let’s go back." Duan Ling Tian sat on the back of the little gold mouse that had enlarged herself, then they left the enormous pit and returned to the ground level of the Swamp of Death.
Subsequently, Duan Ling Tian continued searching deeper into the Swamp of Death.
In the end, he didn’t find any clues relating to his father…
After spending over 10 days, Duan Ling Tian had practically turned the Swamp of Death inside out, yet he still didn’t discover anything.
"Perhaps this is the best outcome." Duan Ling Tian left the Swamp of Death with the little gold mouse.
Presently, both of them were slightly exhausted.
During these 10 plus days of time, besides being unable to eat peacefully, they still had to constantly be on guard against the sneak attacks from the surrounding demon beasts…
"Big Brother Ling Tian, let’s go to that nearby city and have a meal." The little gold mouse suggested outside the Swamp of Death, and her jade green eyes were filled with yearning.
"You little fellow, your mouth is itching again? As it happens, I want to find an inn to have a proper bath as well… Let’s go!" Duan Ling Tian sat onto the soft back of the little gold mouse, then let the little gold mouse carry him and fly off.
Not long after, they’d arrived outside that city.
The Fair Sun County’s City.
Duan Ling Tian brought along the little gold mouse that had shrunk to walk into the County City with large strides.
"This Fair Sun County’s City is about the same as the Swallow Mountain County’s City…" After walking into the city, Duan Ling Tian brought the little gold mouse along to merge into the unending stream of pedestrians and carriages, then he casually sized up the bustling Fair Sun County’s City.
A County City was larger than an ordinary small city.
But compared to the Imperial City, it was instead greatly inferior.
Duan Ling Tian found an inn nearby the bustling trade market at the center of the city, then took a bath and changed his clothes before heading to a nearby restaurant with the little gold mouse.
Duan Ling Tian sat at a table that was by the window, and after he picked a few dishes, he looked out towards the bustling stream of people on the streets outside. "It’s truly bustling."
"Hmm?" Suddenly, seeming to have noticed something, Duan Ling Tian looked towards the door of the restaurant.
Presently, a man and a woman were walking in shoulder to shoulder.
The young man was around the age of 30, with an arrogant expression as if he looked down on everyone.
Whereas the person that attracted Duan Ling Tian’s attention now wasn’t this young man, but was instead the other young woman.
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