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Translator: KurazyTolanzuraytor Editor: Jay
"Big Brother Zhang, you’re too kind." Duan Ling Tian smiled lightly, then asked curiously. "Big Brother Zhang, why are you and sister-in-law in Black Wind City? Besides that, how did sister-in-law contract enmity with a despicable person like Han Jian An?"
"Let’s speak after we leave." Zhang Shou Yong glanced at the three puddles of piss on the floor and frowned, then his frown eased up as he looked at Duan Ling Tian.
"Alright." Duan Ling Tian and the little gold mouse left with Zhang Shou Young and Wang Qiong, then he follow them to return to the large courtyard they stayed in.
"President." The two middle aged men that guarded at the entrance bowed respectfully to Wang Qiong.
Wang Qiong nodded lightly.
"President?" Duan Ling Tian’s brows raised and he was slightly surprised.
In next to no time, Duan Ling Tian and the little gold mouse followed behind Zhang Shou Yong and Wang Qiong to enter the spacious courtyard. Within the courtyard was a spacious room that was obviously the residence of Zhang Shou Yong and his wife.
All along the way, the servants that they occasionally encountered would respectfully address Wang Qiong as President.
Duan Ling Tian, Zhang Shou Yong, and Wang Qiong sat around the stone table in the spacious courtyard.
"Big Brother Zhang, why did those people from before address sister-in-law as President? Could it be that sister-in-law joined a trading company of the Azure Forest Imperial Kingdom, and she has become the person in charge of the trading company in Black Wind City?" Duan Ling Tian guessed.
Zhang Shou Yong said with a smile, "Brother Ling Tian, you’re really smart, you guessed it right away. Exactly, Qiong is the person in charge of the Floating Cloud Trading Company’s branch in Black Wind City."
When he spoke up to here, Zhang Shou Yong stopped momentarily before continuing. "Since Qiong became the person in charge of the Floating Cloud Trading Company’s branch in Black Wind City, Han Jian An was completely suppressed by Qiong… So, he’s hated Qiong extremely since the beginning. The last time, he’d already sent people to look for trouble with us and they were thrown away by me… Yet I never imagined that he was so bold as to dare collude with others to capture Qiong!"
Duan Ling Tian came to a sudden understanding. "So that’s what happened… Sister-in-law suppressed Han Jian An in every aspect. I presume she had great natural talent and ability in business." As he finished speaking, Duan Ling Tian looked at Wang Qiong in slight surprise.
"Brother Ling Tian, there’s something you don’t know. The clan Qiong is from established themselves by business… Qiong followed my father-in-law around since she was young and has learned much in the Dao of business. Now, she has a place to use her abilities." As Zhang Shou Yong spoke, he looked at Wang Qiong with tender affection.
"So that’s how it is." Duan Ling Tian nodded.
"Right, Brother Ling Tian, why are you in Black Wind City? I heard that the Seven Star Sword Sect…" Zhang Shou Yong looked at Duan Ling Tian and was slightly hesitant to speak.
Only now did he recall that he’d heard some time ago about the news of the Seven Star Sword Sect’s annihilation.
At that time, he and Wang Qiong broke out in cold sweat for Duan Ling Tian and Li Fei who were at the Seven Star Sword Sect.
"Right, the Seven Star Sword Sect doesn’t exist anymore." Duan Ling Tian nodded.
"How about my Little Sister Fei? How is she?" Wang Qiong reacted after being reminded by Zhang Shou Yong, and she asked with a concerned expression.
To her, she didn’t care about the lives of the other people in the Seven Star Sword Sect.
She only cared about Duan Ling Tian and Li Fei who she was well acquainted with.
Duan Ling Tian was safe and sound now, so she couldn’t help but be worried about Li Fei’s safety.
"Don’t worry Sister-in-law, Little Fei is fine… At that time, she just happened to not be at the Seven Star Sword Sect." Duan Ling Tian forced out a smile. When he heard Zhang Shou Yong mention the Seven Star Sword Sect now, it caused him to be unable to refrain from recalling the scene of the Seven Star Sword Sect being annihilated that day.
Those numerous scenes were something he couldn’t forget in his entire lifetime.
"Brother Ling Tian, did you come to Black Wind City for something?" Zhang Shou Yong noticed Duan Ling Tian’s current expression and guessed Duan Ling Tian’s thoughts, so he hurriedly changed the conversation’s topic.
"No… I’m just passing through." Duan Ling Tian said with a smile.
"Brother Ling Tian, what plans do you have for the future?" Wang Qiong asked Duan Ling Tian.
Duan Ling Tian’s eyes squinted when he heard this and said slowly, "I plan to go around in this year and wander from place to place for some time… After a year, I must hurry to the Azure Forest Imperial Kingdom’s Imperial City to enter the Dragon and Phoenix Academy!"
"Dragon and Phoenix Academy?" Zhang Shou Yong and Wang Qiong were stunned when they heard Duan Ling Tian, as they’d obviously never heard of any Dragon and Phoenix Academy.
"Brother Ling Tian, this Dragon and Phoenix Academy is?" Zhang Shou Yong asked curiously.
"It’s an academy the Azure Forest Imperial Kingdom’s Imperial Family established for the sake of the selecting geniuses for the Martial Competition of the Ten Dynasties. Most of the young geniuses in the Azure Forest Imperial Kingdom will gather there one year from now, then undergo a selection two years later to choose the strongest few that will head to the Darkstone Empire’s Imperial City to participate in the next round of selection," Duan Ling Tian said slowly.
"Martial Competition of the Ten Dynasties?" Zhang Shou Yong and Wang Qiong looked at Duan Ling Tian with a bewildered expression.
Duan Ling Tian wasn’t the least bit surprised that they didn’t know about the martial competition.
Presently, this matter probably hadn’t completely spread out yet.
In next to no time, Duan Ling Tian introduced in detail the Martial Competition of the Ten Dynasties to Zhang Shou Yong and Wang Qiong…
He noticed that Zhang Shou Yong’s gaze lit up many times.
Obviously, Zhang Shou Yong was extremely interested in the martial competition.
"Big Brother Zhang, with your age, you completely satisfy the participation conditions of the martial competition… Moreover, with your natural talent and strength, obtaining the qualifications to participate and even standing out in the martial competition isn’t a difficult matter." Duan Ling Tian was filled with confidence towards Zhang Shou Yong’s strength.
Currently, Zhang Shou Yong was already a fourth level Void Initiation Stage martial artist that had even comprehended fifth level Earth Concept.
With Zhang Shou Yong’s natural talent, his strength would surely be even stronger after five years!
Even though he didn’t know Zhang Shou Yong’s background, he was vaguely able to guess that the clan Zhang Shou Yong mentioned in the past was probably a clan in the Darkhan Dynasty.
Perhaps, only a clan in the Darkhan Dynasty was able to foster an extraordinary genius in the Martial Dao like Zhang Shou Yong.
Zhang Shou Yong nodded then glanced at Wang Qiong before saying, "Let fate decide…"
Obviously, he was taking Wang Qiong into consideration.
Duan Ling Tian noticed as well and didn’t say anything else, then bid his farewell. "Big Brother Zhang, Sister-in-law, I’m leaving Black Wind City at dawn tomorrow… Goodbye." Duan Ling Tian stood up as he spoke.
Zhang Shou Yong and Wang Qiong nodded and sent Duan Ling Tian off with their gazes.
After Duan Ling Tian left, the atmosphere between Zhang Shou Yong and Wang Qiong became slightly quiet.
After a short while, Wang Qiong said, "Brother Yong, this is a good opportunity for you… I know that you’ve always been attracted to the mysterious and unfathomable Foreign Lands. This time, you’ve finally obtained an opportunity, and you must not miss it."
Zhang Shou Yong sighed. "That what about you? I won’t separate with you no matter what."
Wang Qiong said with a smile, "I’ll always accompany you by your side."
Zhang Shou Yong’s body trembled slightly when he heard this, then he nodded. "There’s no rush… There’s still another four years of time anyway."
If Duan Ling Tian heard Zhang Shou Yong’s words now, he would surely be 100% confirmed of Zhang Shou Yong’s background.
The day the Martial Competition of the Ten Dynasties started was five years from now.
Whereas four years from now was precisely the day all the young geniuses of the Darkhan Dynasty competed with the young geniuses of the various Empires, Imperial Kingdoms, and Kingdoms subordinate to the Darkhan Dynasty.
Obviously, Zhang Shou Yong was waiting for the young geniuses of the Darkhan Dynasty to compete…
At that time, he would directly compete for the qualification to participate in the martial competition!
After Duan Ling Tian left the Floating Cloud Trading Company with the little gold mouse, he returned to the inn.
At dawn the next day, he woke up naturally from his sleep, then brought along the little gold mouse to have a good meal in a restaurant before leaving Black Wind City.
After leaving Black Wind City, Duan Ling Tian headed east.
All along the way, he cultivated as he gained experience.
If there was no need, he would prohibit the little gold mouse from helping.
Under his hard work, his returns were extremely great.
Time flew by.
Three months later, Duan Ling Tian successfully broke through to the ninth level of the Nascent Soul Stage.
Eight months later, Duan Ling Tian successfully broke through to the Half-step Void Stage!
Eleven months later, Duan Ling Tian’s cultivation reached the peak of the Half-step Void Stage and was only a step away from the Void Prying Stage.
At the peak of a precipitous mountain that wasn’t far from the Azure Forest Imperial Kingdom’s Imperial City.
A violet colored figure sat cross-legged there.
This was a violet clothed young man with a tall figure. He had sword shaped brows and starry eyes, and he was extraordinary and handsome with a graceful bearing.
Presently, strands of white colored Origin Energy occasionally raged out from the violet clothed young man’s body, and within the Origin Energy was strands of faint azure colored energy that flickered with an exceedingly strange aura.
"Squeak squeak~" Whereas on the shoulder of the violet clothed young man, a fluffy little gold mouse was looking around at the surroundings, seeming to be on alert as she fiddled with a spirit sword in her hand.
Suddenly, the violet clothed young man woke up.
"It’s almost time." The violet clothed young man opened his eyes that were like dazzling stars, and the corners of his mouth curled into a heartfelt smile. "So long as I consume one drop of Monkey King Wine, it will be sufficient to allow me to directly break through to the Void Prying Stage! I’ve cultivated for many days and have finally accumulated my Origin Energy to the limit."
This violet clothed young man was precisely Duan Ling Tian who’d left the Black Wind City 11 months ago!
During this 11 months of time, he’d relied on his peerless and monstrous natural talent to obtain great gains.
Of course, it was mostly gains in cultivation.
Presently, his cultivation had already increased to the limit of the Half-step Void Stage and was already halfway into the Void Prying Stage. He was only a strand away from being able to smoothly breakthrough.
However, even if it was only a strand, if he didn’t have the assistance of external forces, it would be difficult for him to break through in a short amount of time.
Just like the group of Half-step Void Stage martial artists in the Crimson Sky Kingdom, there were no lack of existences that were halfway into the Void Prying Stage, but because of the lack of this final strand, they might not be fated to advance to the Void Prying Stage for their entire lifetime.
But Duan Ling Tian instead didn’t have to worry.
Although with his natural talent, even if he relied on his own hard work, he would be able to smoothly breakthrough to the Void Prying Stage sooner or later…
But he had a shortcut to take now and he naturally wouldn’t miss it.
"Monkey King Wine!" With a raise of his hand, Duan Ling Tian withdrew a drop of Monkey King Wine.
The Monkey King Wine was precisely obtained by him in the Crosscut Mountain Range that was outside the Southern Champion Kingdom’s Southern Barbaric City, and it was given to him by the Great Monkey King of the stone monkeys.
The Monkey King Wine possessed the medicinal strength of a Void Advancement Pill, yet didn’t have the side effects of the Void Advancement Pill.
If was a type of rare treasure!
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