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After Duan Ling Tian left the Mo Clan Estate with the Little Gold Mouse, he left the Fair Sun County’s City and returned to the Imperial City.
To him, the incident at the Mo Clan was only a farce.
Three million gold was nothing to him who possessed a few tens of millions of gold.
Since that Mo Clan’s Eldest Young Master offended him, then the Mo Clan’s Young Master could only consider himself as unfortunate!
After returning to the Imperial City, Duan Ling Tian didn’t return home, but instead went to the Duan Clan, as there were some unanswered questions in his heart.
Duan Ling Tian went to look for the Patriarch, Duan Ru Huo, after he arrived at the Duan Clan Estate.
"Patriarch, I heard from Uncle Nie that after my Father went missing the Swamp of Death, the Duan Clan had once sent out an expert to enter the Swamp of Death and look for him… May I know what that expert was called?" Duan Ling Tian went straight to the point and asked.
Although he didn’t know why Duan Ling Tian would suddenly be interested towards this, but Duan Ru Huo still said, "That expert is an Ancestor of our Duan Clan, an existence at the Half-step Void Stage… His name was Duan You!"
Duan Ling Tian’s eyes squinted unnoticeably.
Looks like his guess wasn’t wrong, the skeleton he found in the underground palace’s hall within the enormous pit in the Swamp of Death was really that expert of the Duan Clan from all those years ago.
The letter within the Spatial Ring of that skeleton was sufficient to show his identity!
"Little Tian, why are you suddenly asking this?" Duan Ru Huo asked curiously.
"Just asking." Duan Ling Tian smiled but didn’t speak the truth.
It wasn’t that he wanted to conceal it, but was instead because he didn’t want to bother that senior. After all, that senior had already passed away for a long time.
He’d just let that senior peacefully slumber eternally within that underground palace…
After finding out about what he wanted to know, the objective of Duan Ling Tian’s trip could be said to be complete and perfect, and he directly bid his farewell to Duan Ru Huo and left.
After leaving the Duan Clan Estate, Duan Ling Tian made a trip to Paladin Academy, and he met the teacher of the Paladin Academy’s Star Master Mind Department, Sima Chang Feng who was also the Dean of Paladin Academy.
"Little fellow, you’ve returned for so long before thinking of visiting me?" Sima Chang Feng couldn’t refrain from deriding the moment they met.
Duan Ling Tian smiled embarrassedly. "I encountered a bottleneck in my cultivation lately and was busy cultivating, so… Hehe."
"Alright, I was just joking. I heard that one month ago, you’d only just returned when you made the members of the Sun Ascent Kingdom be forced to surrender and flee… Moreover, you used an extremely strange ability." Sima Chang Feng glanced deeply at Duan Ling Tian. "Besides that, the Junior Brother you brought along was actually a first level Nascent Soul Stage martial artist. I’m extremely curious, as his Senior Brother, what level has your cultivation attained?"
Duan Ling Tian shook his head and smiled when he saw Sima Chang Feng look over with a burning gaze, then he took a step forward and Origin Energy surged on his body.
In the next moment, 1,000 lifelike ancient mammoth silhouettes condensed into form in the sky above Duan Ling Tian, and they accumulated force while waiting to be deployed.
"Seventh level Nascent Soul Stage!" Sima Chang Feng exclaimed in shock and he had an astonished expression.
Even though he was prepared since long ago and had guessed that Duan Ling Tian’s current strength ought to be stronger than his Junior Brother, Sima Chang Feng had never imagined that Duan Ling Tian had actually broken through to the seventh level of the Nascent Soul Stage!
A 23 year old seventh level Nascent Soul Stage martial artist, what sort of notion was this?
"Even if it’s throughout the entire Darkhan Dynasty, I’m afraid a 23 year old seventh level Nascent Soul Stage martial artist is extremely rare…" Sima Chang Feng thought to himself.
When Sima Chang Feng was astonished, Duan Ling Tian was also using his Spiritual Force to size Sima Chang Feng up.
After not seeing each other for a few years, this teacher of his had already broken through to the fourth level of the Void Prying Stage, and it was shocking.
Subsequently, Duan Ling Tian chatted casually with Sima Chang Feng for some time before bidding his farewells and leaving.
When he left, he took the opportunity to see the Vice Dean, Zhang Xiong.
Zhan Xiong had helped him a great deal all those years ago, and he’d always remembered it in his heart.
Azure Forest Imperial Kingdom, Branch Sect of the Azure Forest Tri-Sect, the prior location of the Snow Moon Sect.
The Snow Moon Sect was once one of the five great sects of the Azure Forest Imperial Kingdom.
Whereas now, along with the successive annihilation of the Mountain Split Sect and the Seven Star Sword Sect, only three of the five great sects remained, and they’d combined together.
The Snow Moon Sect had completely vanished within the river of time.
A graceful figure seemed like an exceedingly swift bolt of lightning as it flashed through the gate to the sect, causing the disciples that were guarding the gates to be muddled.
"Isn’t that Senior Sister Liu Yue?" One of them recognized who the owner of the graceful figure was.
The personal disciple of one of the three great sect leaders of the Azure Forest Tri-Sect, Sect Leader Xue Rui.
Xue Rui was also the former Sect Leader of the Snow Moon Sect.
"Senior Sister Liu Yue is in such a rush, looks like she’s encountered an urgent matter." Another person couldn’t help but guess.
As the original location of the Snow Moon Sect, it was covered in white snow all year long, as if it was wrapped in a layer of beautiful silver clothes.
"Master!" An urgent voice broke the silence in the depths of the snowy mountains.
A young woman around the age of 30 stood before a palace that was enveloped in white snow, and when she spoke, the air she breathed condensed into ice that fell down to the ground.
"Enter." A voice sounded out from within the palace.
The woman walked into the Audience Hall of the palace, then looked at the nearby middle aged man and bowed respectfully. "Master!"
The middle aged man wore a silk headdress and held a feather fan in his hand, and he possessed a graceful and extraordinary bearing.
"Yue, why are you in such a rush?" The middle aged man that was dressed like a scholar, the former Sect Leader of Snow Moon Sect, Xue Rui, had a bewildered expression as he looked at his own personal disciple.
"Master, I have news of Duan Ling Tian!" Liu Yue’s face flushed rosy as she spoke excitedly.
"What?!" Xue Rui’s pupils constricted when he heard this. "Where is he now?"
As Xue Rui finished speaking, his tone contained slight icy coldness.
Since the battle at the Seven Star Sword Sect that Duan Ling Tian escaped, their Azure Forest Tri-Sect had wracked their brains to search for Duan Ling Tian’s tracks, yet they came back empty handed.
Duan Ling Tian, the monstrous genius of the Seven Star Sword Sect who’d defeated Zither Young Master who was the third amongst the five great young masters at a mere age of 23.
They could imagine that once Duan Ling Tian matured in the future, he would surely became a great calamity for their Azure Forest Tri-Sect!
So, no matter what, they had the drag him out and pull the weed out by the roots before he could grow.
Otherwise, the Azure Forest Tri Sect would never have a day of peace!
However, during this period of time, although there was no lack of expending strength to search for Duan Ling Tian’s tracks, they’d never found any clues that were related to Duan Ling Tian all along.
This caused them to be extremely impatient!
Whereas now, there’s finally news about that Duan Ling Tian?
"Master, Duan Ling Tian is in the Imperial City of a small kingdom that’s subordinate to our Azure Forest Imperial Kingdom now, the Crimson Sky Kingdom!" Liu Yue said excitedly.
After all, since the battle at the Seven Star Sword Sect, the Azure Forest Tri-Sect’s three great Sect Leaders had jointly declared:
No matter who it was, so long as an Azure Forest Tri-Sect disciple found the tracks of Duan Ling Tian, then once Duan Ling Tian was killed, the disciple would be able to obtain a grade five spirit weapon!
In the Azure Forest Imperial Kingdom, a grade give spirit weapon had always been something that only the leaders of the few great powers that stood at the peak of the Azure Forest Imperial Kingdom were able to possess.
The level of its preciousness could be imagined.
Whereas for the sake of finding Duan Ling Tian’s tracks, the reward they offered was precisely the two grade five spirit weapons from the Seven Star Sword Sect and Mountain Split Sect that had been annihilated.
Once Duan Ling Tian was killed, then the person who provided Duan Ling Tian’s tracks could choose any one of the two grade five spirit weapons.
At this moment, Liu Yue seemed to have seen the grade give spirit weapon waving its hand at her.
"Crimson Sky Kingdom?" Xue Rui was stunned first, then she came to a sudden understanding. "No wonder we mobilized the disciples of the entire Azure Forest Tri-Sect, yet were unable to find any clues relating to that Duan Ling Tian. So it turns out that he ran to the Crimson Sky Kingdom."
"Is the information accurate?" Xue Rui had a serious expression as he asked Liu Yue.
"Don’t worry Master, the information is surely accurate. For the sake of confirmation, I personally made a trip to Crimson Sky Kingdom… Perhaps you still don’t know. Master, that Duan Ling Tian rose to fame in that Crimson Sky Kingdom a few years ago, and he’s even publically acknowledged as the number one genius of the Crimson Sky Kingdom!" Liu Yue spoke slowly. "According to the information I found out myself, uan Ling Tian had once appeared in the Imperial Palace of the Crimson Sky Kingdom two months ago… Moreover, he has many relatives and friends in the Crimson Sky Kingdom."
As she spoke up to here, Liu Yue stopped then continued. "If the need arises, we are completely able to use those people to force Duan Ling Tian to appear!"
"Yue, very good, you didn’t disappoint Master." Xue Rue revealed a gratified smile. "I’ll go look for Sect Leader Long and Sect Leader Lu at once, and I’ll tell them of this good news!"
"Once Duan Ling Tian is killed, Yue, you’ll obtain a grade give spirit weapon!" As soon as he finished speaking, Xue Ru stepped onto the air and directly left.
Only leaving behind Liu Yue who stood on the spot with an excited expression.
Crimson Sky Kingdom, Imperial City.
"Unknowingly, I’ve already returned for two months…" Within the spacious courtyard house’s rear courtyard, Duan Ling Tian sat in a pergola as he teased the little gold mouse that was on the table.
"Squeak squeak~" The little gold mouse looked at Duan Ling Tian and cried out before saying via voice transmission, "Big Brother Ling Tian, do you miss Big Sister Ke Er and Big Sister Li Fei?"
Duan Ling Tian nodded. "Ke Er and Little Fei haven’t returned yet… I wonder where they’ve gone?"
Before the little gold mouse could respond.
"Young Master!" A voice entered into the rear courtyard.
Duan Ling Tian discerned that this was the voice of Jing Ru.
"Jing Ru, what happened?" Duan Ling Tian brought along the little gold mouse and left the rear courtyard before coming to the front courtyard.
"Young Master, there’s someone from the Duan Clan outside looking for you," Jing Ru said to Duan Ling Tian.
"Someone from the Duan Clan?" Duan Ling Tian walked out of his house courtyard and noticed that a carriage was already waiting there.
"Little Tian." In next to no time, the door curtain of the carriage was lifted open and a middle aged man stuck his head out. "I’ll take you to go see someone."
Duan Ling Tian recognized this person, it was the Duan Clan’s Fourth Master, Duan Ru Hong!
Duan Ling Tian ascended the carriage with wonder in his heart. "Who?"
"You’ll know once you arrive at the clan." Duan Ru Hong kept Duan Ling Tian guessing.
Duan Ling Tian carried the wonder in his heart and arrived at the Duan Clan Estate with Duan Ru Hong, then headed to the Duan Clan’s Audience Hall.
Before he could enter the Audience Hall, Duan Ling Tian heard a voice that sounded out from inside:
"Third Brother, all this isn’t your fault. Besides that, your son is extremely promising. Now that you’ve returned, you can properly enjoy the happiness of leisure."
Duan Ling Tian was able to discern that this was the voice of the Patriarch, Duan Ru Huo.
Could it be?
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