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At the same time, Duan Ling Tian opened the room door and looked at the old man outside with an excited expression.
"It seems to be Phoenix Wing Herb," said Luo Rong.
Phoenix Wing Herb?
Duan Ling Tian’s gaze lit up abruptly, and he asked with an anxious tone. "Where’s the Phoenix Wing Herb now?"
Luo Rong said, "It’s the Imperial City’s Sima Clan’s Second Elder that personally came over to tell me of it… He said he’d seen the Phoenix Wing Herb in the Blackwind Ridge.
"Presently, he has already rushed to Blackwind Ridge, and he’d bring news back by tomorrow."
Duan Ling Tian nodded when he heard Luo Rong.
"Master, besides telling you of this matter, I came to look for you because I want to ask you to guide me slightly." When Luo Rong spoke up to here, he looked at Duan Ling Tian with an expression of anticipation.
"What?" Duan Ling Tian was confused.
"The Sima Clan’s Second Elder is skill in using whips… I’ve never refined a whip in the past, and I don’t know how to do it." Luo Rong was slightly embarrassed.
Duan Ling Tian smiled lightly. "It’s only a small matter."
Under Duan Ling Tian’s guidance, Luo Rong quickly completed the refinement of the first whip type spirit weapon in his entire lifetime, and it was able to provide an amplification of 49%!
When he found out that there was news about the Phoenix Wing Herb, Duan Ling Tian was rather excited and he didn’t continue cultivating.
Instead, he went around the Imperial City with Su Li.
Another day passed.
Duan Ling Tian attained his wish of obtaining the Phoenix Wing Herb.
The Phoenix Wind Herb was completely jade green, and the corners of its leaves were extremely alike to the wings of the divine beast, Phoenix.
According to the memories of Rebirth Martial Emperor, Duan Ling Tian could confirm that this was a Phoenix Wing Herb indeed!
"Now that I’ve obtained the Phoenix Wing Herb, only the Ageless Root remains… As for the other medicinal materials, I’ll be able to easily gather them." Duan Ling Tian was slightly excited in his heart.
So long as he found that Ageless Root, he would be able to refine the Rebirth Pill, and the Rebirth Pill would be a turning point for him.
"Once I consume the Rebirth Pill, my cultivation might be able to surpass Su Li in one go!" Duan Ling Tian was full of confidence towards the medicinal strength of the Rebirth Pill.
After all, even the Rebirth Martial Emperor of all those years ago, whose cultivation had stepped into the Martial Emperor Stage, had broken through three levels after he completely absorbed the medicinal strength of the Rebirth Pill!
Of course, the absorption of the Rebirth Pill’s medicinal strength required a process.
All those years ago, the Rebirth Martial Emperor had spent many years to completely absorb the Rebirth Pill’s medicinal strength.
"With my current cultivation, completely absorbing the Rebirth Pill’s medicinal strength would probably require over ten years, or even longer…" Duan Ling Tian thought to himself.
But no matter what, the Rebirth Pill was an unexpected delightful thing.
It was sufficient to assist him to advance by leaps and bounds with a single boost!
"Ageless Root… Ageless Root… Once I arrive at the Darkstone Empire, I must find a way to acquire the Ageless Root!" Duan Ling Tian’s gaze was exceedingly firm.
After he obtained the Phoenix Wing Herb, Duan Ling Tian exerted himself even more when he cultivated.
Another day passed.
Duan Ling Tian, Luo Zhan, and Su Li left the Weapons Craftsmen Guild together.
As for Chen Shao Shuai, he’d run off to the Spring Night House during these few days.
According to what he said, they were about to leave and he wanted to properly enjoy himself for a few days.
The three of them sat within a carriage and headed towards the Imperial Palace.
"Duan Ling Tian!" Duan Ling Tian’s group of three were just intending to walk into the Imperial Palace when they heard a familiar voice sound out from behind.
Duan Ling Tian was the first to turn around, and the person that had come was precisely Chen Shao Shuai.
"Aren’t you afraid of emptying out your entire body’s strength?" Luo Zhan shook his head and smiled.
"Don’t worry, my body is extremely well!" Chen Shao Shuai spoke complacently.
"Let’s go." Duan Ling Tian called out to Chen Shao Shuai before the four of them walked together into the Imperial Palace.
After a short moment, Duan Ling Tian’s group of four gathered with Long Yun under the lead of the Imperial Palace’s guards.
When facing Duan Ling Tian’s group of four, Long Yun revealed strong hostility towards Duan Ling Tian and Su Li.
Duan Ling Tian and Su Li could be said to be his lifelong enemies.
Duan Ling Tian had defeated him twice and caused him to be extremely humiliated.
Su was the person his master wanted him to defeat and was the motivation for him to ceaselessly improve.
In this lifetime of his, he was bound to make great efforts to improve while making surpassing these two people his objective.
"Duan Ling Tian, Su Li… The day will come when I’ll trample on the both of you beneath my feet!" Long Yun silently vowed in his heart.
Duan Ling Tian naturally noticed Long Yun’s hostility, but he didn’t pay any attention to it.
He’s utterly not taken Long Yun seriously, not in the past, and not now.
As for Su Li, he glanced coldly and indifferently at Long Yun before withdrawing his gaze, and then he closed his eyes to rest.
Two figures, one after the other, appeared before Duan Ling Tian’s group of five.
One was an old man, the other a middle aged man in luxurious clothes.
"Vice Dean Chi!" Duan Ling Tian lightly smiled and nodded towards the old man.
The old man was precisely the Vice Dean of the former Dragon and Phoenix Academy, Chi Ming.
As for the middle aged man in luxurious clothes, Duan Ling Tian paid no attention to him.
"Vice Dean Chi, Prince Sheng." But, Duan Ling Tian paying no attention to him didn’t mean that the others would pay no attention to him.
The middle aged man in luxurious clothed was precisely Prince Sheng.
When he saw Duan Ling Tian disregard him, Prince Sheng’s face slightly sank, and icy coldness was emitted from his eyes.
After a short moment, the coldness dispersed, and Prince Shengs expression returned to calm.
"This Prince Sheng isn’t simple." Duan Ling Tian noticed the changes in Prince Sheng’s expression, and his heart jerked as he couldn’t help but arouse slight vigilance in his heart.
"Very good, everyone is here." After Chi Ming nodded to Duan Ling Tian, he glanced indifferently at the others. "This trip to the Darkstone Empire will be lead by me and Prince Sheng… Let’s go!"
As soon as Chi Ming finished speaking, he soared up into the sky.
Duan Ling Tian’s group of five followed up to him.
The seven figures transformed into seven flowing lights in the blink of an eye, and they left the Azure Forest Imperial Kingdom’s Imperial Palace.
They headed all the way north, and that was precisely the direction towards the Darkstone Empire.
"At this time, the experts of the Azure Forest Tri-Sect ought to have already departed." Prince Sheng’s eyes squinted as he thought to himself.
This time, he’d pleaded on his behalf to the Emperor to head to the Darkstone Empire with Chi Ming and the others, whereas the reason he took this arduous errand was naturally not so simple.
He did all this only for the sake of Duan Ling Tian’s life!
He couldn’t eat and sleep in peace until Duan Ling Tian died.
He’d already come to an agreement with the three great sect leaders of the Azure Forest Tri-Sect that he would join forces with the experts the Azure Forest Tri-Sect sent over to obliterate Duan Ling Tian.
Time slowly passed by.
Half a month later.
When he saw the border between the Azure Forest Imperial Kingdom and the Darkstone Empire close before his eyes, Prince Sheng’s face sank. "Why haven’t those Azure Forest Tri-Sect members arrived?"
Presently, the time he’d agreed upon with the three great sect leaders of the Azure Forest Tri-Sect had passed long ago, but the experts of the Azure Forest Tri-Sect still hadn’t arrived.
Prince Sheng realized that he might have been stood up by the three great sect leaders of the Azure Forest Tri-Sect.
"Darkstone Empire!" As he looked at the territory ahead that belonged to the Darkstone Empire, Duan Ling Tian’s eyes revealed slight reminiscence.
He’d once come to the Darkstone Empire a few years ago, and he’d even stayed in the Darkstone Empire for a period of time.
Azure Forest Tri-Sect’s branch sect.
The location of the former Demonic Lotusblade Sect.
Today, the demonic lotus gorge was in complete chaos as blood flowed into rivers.
"That demon beast… That demon beast has come again!" Suddenly, an Azure Forest Tri-Sect disciple raised his head to look into the sky, and he shouted out in terror.
Right at the moment, the black dot high above in the sky became bigger and bigger.
In the end, it transformed into a Roc.
The Roc had an enormous body, and when it spread out its wings, they were like clouds that covered the sky.
Its eyes emitted a frightful sheen and didn’t contain the slightest emotion.
The Roc transformed into a bolt of lightning that plunged down to descend within the gorge, and everywhere it passed, shrill cries rose and fell.
Blood sprayed into the sky and gushed out to taint the entire ground.
"Don’t kill me, don’t kill me!"
Waves of grieved and miserably shrill cries sounded out without end.
For a time, the entire gorge seemed to have transformed into a hell on earth.
The Roc dived down as it moved, and its sharp claws were covered in fresh blood, but its eyes reveal frightful cold lights that caused a chill to run down one’s spine.
"Sinful animal, don’t think of fleeing!" Suddenly, a grim shout sounded out from high above in the sky as numerous figures tore through the sky and chased after the Roc that was slaughtering within the gorge.
When they looked at the corpses that covered the ground of the gorge, the figures all had extremely unsightly expressions.
When the Roc saw the arrived of these people, it lightly turned around to glance at these people in disdain.
Subsequently, the Roc shot into the sky, then it flapped its wing before vanishing in the horizon in the blink of an eye, and it caused the people chasing behind to be so far behind they were unable to catch up.
"Dammit! This Roc is even more terrifying that the Seven Star Sword Sect’s Chen Xuan." The Sect Leader of the former Origin Convergence Sect, Lu Yuan looked at the direction the Roc left with an extremely unsightly expression.
He didn’t chase the Roc because he knew he was unable to chase up to it.
The Roc was the Sect Guarding Demon Beast of the former Seven Star Sword Sect, and in terms of speed, there were very few people who could compare to it.
"This Roc relies on its sixth level Wind Concept coupled with its Roc-kind being adept in speed… A sixth level Void Initiation Stage martial artist had to have comprehended seventh level Wind Concept or the eighth level of any other Concept of nature to catch up to it!" The Sect Leader of the former Demonic Lotusblade Sect had eyes that were filled with icy coldness.
"No one in our Azure Forest Tri-Sect has a speed that’s able to chase up to this Roc! If this continues, then the disciples of our Azure Forest Tri-Sect would sooner or later be completely slaughtered by him." The Sect Leader of the former Snow Moon Sect, Xue Rui, had an extremely gloomy expression.
"The only thing we can do now is protect our sect’s disciples properly… We can’t go chase after it again! Otherwise, if it turns around again, the blood of our Azure Forest Tri-Sect disciples will flow into rivers once again." Lu Yuan’s eyes flickered with cold lights.
Although he was aggrieved in his heart, he had no way to solve it.
"Hmph! If someone in our Azure Forest Tri-Sect is able to advance into the seventh level of the Void Initiation Stage, then why would we need to be afraid of this Roc?"
"When we annihilated the Seven Star Sword Sect on that day, we ought to have killed this Roc at the first possible moment! In that way, we wouldn’t have fallen to such a passive situation like we’re in now."
The expressions of the other Guardian Elders of the Azure Forest Tri-Sect were extremely unsightly as well.
"I remember now! I remember now!" Suddenly, a shocked shout sounded out from within the gorge.
An Azure Forest Tri-Sect disciple’s eyes revealed an expression of terror as he roared with a ghastly pale face. "I’ve seen that Roc before, I’ve seen that Roc… It, it’s the Sect Guarding Demon Beast of the Seven Star Sword Sect!"
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