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"What?!" The words of this disciple caused the other disciples of the Azure Forest Tri-Sect to go pale.
The Sect Guarding Demon Beast of the Seven Star Sword Sect?
"Are you sure?" Many Azure Forest Tri-Sect disciples looked towards the person that shouted out in shock.
"Of course! I was there on that day when the Seven Star Sword Sect was annihilated by our Azure Forest Tri-Sect, I’m absolutely not wrong!" The latter hurriedly nodded as his eyes emitted slight terror. "I still remember that Duan Ling Tian was saved by it that day… Its speed is something practically no one in our Azure Forest Tri-Sect is able to compare to!"
"Earlier, the three great Sect Leaders and the few Guardian Elders went to chase it, yet they didn’t even touch a feather on its back… Not only that, they even allowed it to kill so many of our fellow disciples." The bodies of some of the Azure Forest Tri-Sect disciples started to tremble lightly.
"I want to leave the sect… I don’t want to be an Azure Forest Tri-Sect disciple anymore!"
"I want to leave the sect as well!"
Instantly, the group of Azure Forest Tri-Sect disciples within the gorge were stirred, and all of them wanted to leave the Azure Forest Tri-Sect.
As far as they were concerned, so long as they clearly cast aside their relationship with the Azure Forest Tri-Sect, they wouldn’t have to worry about that Roc coming to slaughter them anymore.
The speed of that Roc was something no one in the Azure Forest Tri-Sect could compare to.
In other words, it the Roc wanted to kill them, it would simply be as if it was walking into an unguarded place!
The commotion within the gorge caused the expression of the three great sect leaders to become grim.
They never expected that the surviving Roc of the Seven Star Sword Sect would actually cause such great panic amongst their Azure Forest Tri-Sect disciples.
In next to no time, the three of them descended from the sky and went to reassure the disciples.
They could imagine that if they did nothing, it wouldn’t be long before only they and the group of elders would remain in the Azure Forest Tri-Sect.
Although their strengths were ordinary, these Azure Forest Tri-Sect disciples were to foundation and hope of the Azure Forest Tri-Sect.
The future of the Azure Forest Tri-Sect relied on these disciples.
If these disciples left completely, then the Azure Forest Tri-Sect would surely cease to exist in the next 100 years.
Because of the sudden attack of the Roc, the three great sect leaders of the Azure Forest Tri-Sect had completely tossed the agreement between them and Prince Sheng to the back of their minds.
Right now, their homes were burning, and they were busy putting out the fire.
How could they possibly have the mind to care about anything else?
Duan Ling Tian’s group flashed past in the sky above Phoenix Nest City.
Not long after, they arrived nearby the Inscription Formation that enveloped the former Soulcleanse Pool.
"Zhao Ming!" When Duan Ling Tian thought of the two old men that were trapped within the Inscription Formation, his face couldn’t help but sink, and his eyes revealed icy cold killing intent.
So long as he possessed sufficient strength, he would surely enter the Inscription Formation once again and cruelly kill Zhao Ming.
In the past, he didn’t know Zhao Ming’s actions when the Seven Star Sword Sect was annihilated.
So he didn’t utterly detest Zhao Ming so much.
But now, when he found out that Zhao Ming was the culprit of the deaths of Elder Xuan and the Sect Leader, Linghu Jin Hong, Duan Ling Tian wished for nothing more that to tear Zhao Ming into pieces!
"Those Azure Forest Tri-Sect members actually dared deceive me!" Prince Sheng who wore luxurious clothes had a livid expression.
He finally realized that it was impossible that the members of the Azure Forest Tri-Sect were coming.
Amongst Duan Ling Tian’s group, the strengths of the five young men were only ordinary, but Chi Ming and Prince Sheng were both existences at the Void Initiation Stage.
Especially Chi Ming, his cultivation was at the sixth level of the Void Initiation Stage and he even had a grade four spirit weapon to rely on.
So it was extremely peaceful all along the way.
For a martial artist at the Void Initiation Stage, heading to the Darkstone Empire’s Imperial City from the Azure Forest Imperial Kingdom’s Imperial City couldn’t be considered to be far.
However, Chi Ming and Prince Sheng had to take care of the few young men.
So their group only arrived nearby the Darkstone Empire’s Imperial Kingdom after three months of time.
"The Darkstone Empire’s Imperial City is up ahead." Chi Ming was the first to descend from the sky, and he looked down at a little black slot far in the distance.
Along with Duan Ling Tian’s group moving forward, the little black spot became larger and larger.
In the end, it transformed into a vast city.
This city was ancient and emitted a unique aura.
It was like a demon beast that lay dormant there, and it ceaselessly swallowed the streams of carriages into its stomach.
"The Darkstone Empire’s Imperial City!" Duan Ling Tian eyes flickered with a flowing light as he looked at the city before him.
He knew that this place was the place he would be staying at next.
Nine months later, the Young Genius Competition of the Darkstone Empire would begin.
At that time, the people that were outstanding during the Young Genius Competition would obtain the qualification to head towards the Darkhan Dynasty to compete with the young geniuses of the Dynasty and the various Empires.
In the Darkhan Dynasty, the selection for the people who would participate in the Martial Competition of the Ten Dynasties would be decided, and then they would directly participate in the martial competition.
Supposedly, the Martial Competition of the Ten Dynasties was held by the formidable powers of the Foreign Lands.
Those people that were outstanding in the Martial Competition of the Ten Dynasties would presumably acquire the favor of those formidable powers.
"That power will be my current objective… I’ll rely on it as my jumping board to enter the Foreign Lands, and then I’ll wait for an opportunity to withdraw the great store of treasures the Rebirth Martial Emperor left behind during his second lifetime!" Duan Ling Tian made a plan for his future.
"Before this, I must become eminent in the Darkhan Dynasty, and seize the qualification to participate in the martial competition… Otherwise, everything would be in vain no matter how much I think about it." This was something that Duan Ling Tian was extremely clear of.
"Descend!" Along with Chi Ming leading in descend, Duan Ling Tian and the others followed down as well, and they walked into the Imperial City together with large strides.
After Duan Ling Tian’s group entered the Imperial City and had a meal, Chi Ming went to buy a spacious courtyard.
"There’s still nine months of time to the Darkstone Empire’s Young Genius Competition… All of you will stay at the Darkstone Empire’s Imperial City during this period of time and cultivate properly, and strive to break through," said Chi Ming to Duan Ling Tian and the other four.
Duan Ling Tian and the others nodded in agreement.
"Duan Ling Tian, perhaps I’ll break through to the fifth level of the Void Prying Stage before you." Chen Shao Shuai looked at Duan Ling Tian and smiled.
"We’ll see." Duan Ling Tian smiled as well.
In next to no time, Duan Ling Tian returned to the room Chi Ming allocated to him.
Duan Ling Tian’s room was in between two rooms.
One of them was Su Li’s room.
The other was Chi Ming’s.
"Vice Dean Chi is really thoughtful." Duan Ling Tian shook his head and smiled, and his face held a slightly moved expression.
He was able to discern that Chi Ming had surely intentionally allocated it like this.
Presumably, Chi Ming had discerned Prince Sheng’s hostility towards him since long ago.
"Squeak squeak~" Suddenly, the little gold mouse on Duan Ling Tian’s shoulder awoke, and then she opened her pair of jade green eyes before sizing up the room before her. "Big Brother Ling Tian, where are we?"
"You little fellow… We’ve already arrived at the Imperial City of Darkstone Empire," Duan Ling Tian said with a smile.
"Big Brother Ling Tian, I haven’t eaten for so long." The little gold mouse looked at Duan Ling Tian with a pitiable expression.
"I didn’t see you waking up when we were eating earlier… Now you’re hungry? Duan Ling Tian shook his head as he walked out of the door, and then he notified Chi Ming before leaving the courtyard.
Duan Ling Tian found a nearby restaurant and ordered a table of roast meat for the little gold mouse.
At the courtyard.
A figure was just intending to leave.
"Prince Sheng!" An aged figure followed closely behind the first figure like a shadow.
"Revered Elder Chi." Prince Sheng frowned when he saw the old man, and his expression was unsightly.
He knew that the old man had perceived his intentions.
He was bound to be unable to follow Duan Ling Tian and secretly deal with him.
Duan Ling Tian naturally didn’t know all this.
After the little gold mouse was fully fed, he brought the little gold mouse to go around the nearby area before returning to the courtyard.
Nine Dragons War Sovereign Technique, Lightning Wyrm Form!
Duan Ling Tian sat cross-legged on the bed as he cultivated silently.
One month later.
"Duan Ling Tian, why are you suddenly interested in the auction held by the Darkstone Empire’s Imperial Family?" On the way, Su Li asked Duan Ling Tian who was beside him.
"Su Li, don’t you feel that always staying in the courtyard and cultivating is too boring? Supposedly, the auction held by the Darkstone Empire’s Imperial Family is held every year, and there are many treasures every time." Duan Ling Tian said with a smile, "Perhaps you’ll be able to obtain something you require."
Su Li nodded and his eyes contained slight anticipation.
On the other side, Luo Zhan and Chen Shao Shuai similarly had slight anticipation.
The auction house of the Darkstone Empire’s Imperial Family was resplendent and magnificent, and it caused Duan Ling Tian’s group of four who had walked in to be unable to refrain from feeling shocked in their hearts.
"A room actually requires 100,000 gold… That Darkstone Empire’s Imperial Family is simply robbing people!" Chen Shao Shuai couldn’t help but shake his head in the room.
Luo Zhan said with a smile, "Your heart is probably aching that if all this money was given to you to go to the Spring Night House, you would be able to use it for an extremely long period of time, right?"
Chen Shao Shuai was slightly embarrassed when he was seen through.
Duan Ling Tian sat at this side and silently savored the fragrant tea on the table, and his gaze passed through the wind to look towards the auction hall.
Presently, the people in the auction hall grew more and more numerous.
It wasn’t long before the auction started.
At the beginning, practically all the things auctions were spirit weapons and medicinal pills, and Duan Ling Tian didn’t take a fancy to any of them.
Duan Ling Tian only started bidding later on when the auction house brought out some rare materials.
Before the auction ended, Duan Ling Tian had bid for many materials.
So long as he took a fancy to them, he would practically directly bid and take them.
Unknowingly, the gold in Duan Ling Tian’s possession had reduced by an entire 100 million, and this caused Su Li and the others to be unable to help but be amazed.
"Duan Ling Tian, I originally thought that the person amongst us with the most money in his possession would be Luo Zhan… I never imagined that you’d concealed such wealth so deeply!" Chen Shao Shuai looked at Duan Ling Tian and said with a smile, "Looks like if I don’t have money in the future, I’m completely able to directly borrow money from you."
"You can, but you have to pay interest." Duan Ling Tian smiled lightly.
Chen Shao Shuai rolled his eyes angrily at Duan Ling Tian.
Although he was surprised, Su Li didn’t say anything.
In the past, Duan Ling Tian had surprised people many times and he’d long since become accustomed to it.
As far as he was concerned, if anything shocking occurred around Duan Ling Tian, then it was extremely normal.
As for Luo Zhan, after he was surprised, he felt it was logical and natural.
Only he knew Duan Ling Tian’s secret, he knew that Duan Ling Tian was a grade four Weapons Craftsman.
Would a grade four Weapons Craftsman lack money?
The answer was no.
Luo Zhan believed that so long as Duan Ling Tian was willing to refine a grade four spirit weapon and put it up for auction in the auction house of the Darkstone Empire’s Imperial Family, it would absolutely be able to be auctioned off for an astronomical figure.
A grade four spirit weapon was something that was usually only able to be refined by the Weapons Craftsmen within the Dynasties, and when placed in the Darkstone Empire, it was sufficient to cause a great stir.
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