Chapter 116: High Difficulty Mission
Translator: KurazyTolanzuraytor Editor: Lucas
"Captain, what's my mission?" After they were a decent distance away from Iron Blood City, Duan Ling Tian couldn't help himself from asking.
"Your mission is to cause the Crow Summit Kingdom's Black Armor Army and the Lian Clan to have a falling out and completely hate each other forever." Yang Da's eyes flickered as he spoke slowly.
In his heart, however, Yang Da couldn't help but sigh. In these years, their Iron Blood Army had left no means untried but still came back empty handed.
Even he didn't know why the Commander would give such a mission to Duan Ling Tian...
As far as he was concerned, it was impossible for Duan Ling Tian to complete this mission.
"Black Armor Army? Lian Clan?" Duan Ling Tian slightly frowned. "Captain, can you brief me about them?"
Yang Da nodded and slowly said, "By following this road, we will be able to arrive at the Crow Summit Kingdom's Black Armor City...The Black Armor City is similar to our Iron Blood City, and the Black Armor Army is similar to our Iron Blood Army. As for the Lian Clan, it's the strongest clan in Black Armor City, and they have always had good relations with the Black Armor Army."
Duan Ling Tian lightly nodded.
Yang Da continued, "The Black Armor Army is the sworn enemy of our Iron Blood Army, and they once suffered defeat at the hands of our Iron Blood Army."
As he spoke up to this point, Yang Da's face slightly sank.
"Once?" Duan Ling Tian was dazed.
"Ever since the Lian Clan interfered with the conflict of our two armies, our Iron Blood Army and the Black Armor Army have always been in an evenly matched situation, and it is difficult to demoralize the Black Armor Army once again like before." Yang Da was obviously furious as he spoke.
Normally, powers like a clan would not interfere in the conflict between two armies.
However, due to the good relations between the Lian Clan and the Black Iron Army, although they didn't openly interfere, they had secretly asked the masters of their family to sneak into the Black iron Army, thus causing its strength to increase drastically.
This was precisely the thing that caused the Iron Blood Army to have the biggest headache.
Duan Ling Tian frowned. "Since the Lian Clan went out of their way to help the Black Armor Army, the relationship between them isn't that simple, right?"
Yang Da nodded. "Of course. The Lian Clan's Patriarch and the Black Armor Army's Commander are sworn brothers."
The corners of Duan Ling Tian's mouth twitched.
Duan Ling Tian's eyes narrowed as he asked, "Captain, if I'm not wrong, the Iron Blood Army has tried to break up the Lian Clan and the Black Armor Army but have constantly failed, right?"
"You're right." Yang Da nodded.
Duan Ling Tian couldn't help himself from swearing. "What kind of mission are you giving me!? You're asking me to do something your Iron Blood Army can't accomplish. Captain, tell me the truth, do you think I can accomplish the mission?"
"In my personal opinion, the chances of you completing the mission are very slim.... However, the Commander said that maybe you will bring a favorable turn for us." Yang Da gave Duan Ling Tian a deep glance.
He couldn't wrap his head around why the Commander would think so highly of this youth.
"The Commander?" The corners of Duan Ling Tian's mouth twitched.
The first thing that came to mind was that Commander Teng Yun Hai was taking revenge on him, as he bore a grudge against him for rejecting his offer to remain in the Iron Blood Army and become his successor.
"Can I refuse this mission?" Duan Ling Tian asked.
"The Commander specially notified me that due to the special circumstances of this mission, you may refuse it. However, you would then lose your chance of obtaining the qualifications to study at Paladin Academy because of this," Yang Da said.
"Can't I change to a different mission?" Duan Ling Tian frowned.
Yang Da spoke decisively. "This is the Commander's wish."
Duan Ling Tian laughed bitterly.
"Do you want to refuse? If you refuse, we can turn around and return right now and you can return home directly," Yang Da asked.
"Let's go look at the circumstances first." Duan Ling Tian's eyes flashed as he spoke slowly.
If he sees that there's no hope in completing the mission once he arrives at Black Armor City, he will refuse it. There was no reason to waste his life just for the qualification to study at Paladin Academy...
In any case, he would only be 17 in a few more years, so there would be plenty of chances in the future.
Yang Da nodded.
At the same time, he seemed to have thought of something. He looked at Duan Ling Tian before asking, "Duan Ling Tian, I heard that you relied on an inscription on your sword to kill Yu Hong.... You know an Inscription Master?"
"You can say that. When I was young, I met a shitty geezer who was dressed up like a beggar on a street. I tossed over a steamed bun for him to eat and he left this inscription to me. Unfortunately, it wasn't until later on that I figured out that he was an Inscription Master, or else I would have taken him as my master." Duan Ling Tian talked nonsense with a sigh.
"You really have good luck." The corners of Yang Da's mouth twitched; however, he didn't doubt what Duan Ling Tian said.
He had heard before about how Inscription Masters' tempers and hobbies were extremely weird...
Duan Ling Tian and Yang Da spurred on their horses at top speed from the Crimson Sky Kingdom's Iron Blood City until the Crow Summit Kingdom's Black Armor City, but even then it took them three entire months to get there.
Black Armor City was a city that covered an area similarly vast to Iron Blood City.
Looking at it from afar, it seemed like a formidable fierce beast that was hibernating there, and a grim atmosphere blew into his face.
After entering Black Armor City, Duan Ling Tian's group of two found an inn.
"You can only rely on yourself for the following matters. If you feel you're unable to complete it, you may give up on this mission and directly return." After leaving Duan Ling Tian this last speech, Yang Da entered his room.
For the next few days, not even a shadow of Yang Da could be found.
During these few days, Duan Ling Tian moved about the various restaurants to try to find out about news of the Black Armor Army and the Lian Clan. Only then did he know that it wasn't only the Patriarch of the Lian Clan and the Black Armor Army's Commander that were sworn brothers, even their sons were best friends; they were very close with each other, to the point that they usually called each other "brother."
"What bulls**t mission is this?!" Duan Ling Tian frowned and prepared to pay his bill before leaving the restaurant to go find Yang Da to give up on the mission.
In the next moment, however, his movements stopped, as he was attracted by the discussion from the table to his side...
"The concubine that the Lian Clan's Young Patriarch admitted has a really bright and beautiful appearance; I nearly lost my soul from only just a glance."
"I heard about it as well. Allegedly, he now runs over to that concubine's room every night and doesn't even bother with his wife."
"The true epitome of the saying 'if my body should perish, girls I'll still cherish.'"
The person who spoke didn't have any intention when he spoke, but the person who heard it inserted his own intention into it.
"Maybe this is an opportunity." A smile appeared on the corners of Duan Ling Tian's mouth as a plan emerged in his heart.
In these past few days, he had heard of the Black Armor Army's Commander's son, Tong Lin, who could not be satisfied without a woman every night and would head to the city's Spring Breeze House to have some fun every other day.
Tong Lin was 19 this year and with ordinary natural talent, but his cultivation was at the fourth level of the Core Formation Stage.
He could imagine how high of an expectation his father, the Black Armor Army's Commander, would have placed on him...
Deep in the night, two drunk figures walked out of a restaurant.
"Lian Ke, you've been entrapped by that concubine of yours lately, and it's been so long since you went to the Spring Breeze House with me... How about this brother of yours invites you to have some fun in the Spring Breeze House tonight? Would you do me the favor?" Tong Lin's body wobbled as he spoke.
"Of course. Who asked you to be my brother? I'll let that little succubus be alone for tonight.... Let's go!"
Lian Ke, also known as the Lian Clan's Young Patriarch, went off to the Spring Breeze House with Tong Lin.
In the distance, in two corners, a figure hid within each corner. They were hidden in the darkness of the night before vanishing...
Duan Ling Tian stood on the balcony of a penthouse in the Spring Breeze House as he looked from afar at the two figures that were leaving, and thought in his heart, "Hmph! Looks like the Lian Clan's Patriarch and the Black Armor Army's Commander both truly value their sons. Well, one is the only child and the other the only son."
"Young Master, I've been waiting so long for you. Why haven't you come yet?" A charming and beautiful prostitute hugged Duan Ling Tian from behind and blew a breath of air on the side of his ears...
If he was teased by a woman with a good appearance like this at any other time, Duan Ling Tian would surely have 'punished' her right away, but now he had more important matters to deal with.
Duan Ling Tian tossed 100 silver to the woman. "I'm not interested tonight. Take it and buy some make up."
"Thank you, Young Master."
The woman burst into a smile of joy and sensibly withdrew herself. "Then I won't disturb the Young Master."
Before long, Duan Ling Tian snuck into another room and concealed himself above the bed.
A short while later, the room door opened, and a man and woman walked in.
"Young Master Tong, it's been so long since you've played with me." The woman's lustful voice slowly sounded...
"My good Little Red, I'll properly play with you right now." Sounds of clothes being taken off sounded, and mixed in it was the sound of hurried breathing.
Before long, Tong Lin embraced the prostitute onto the bed.
The prostitute noticed Duan Ling Tian, who had crawled onto the top of the bed like a spider, with but just a glance, and she was scared to the extent that her face went pale and she screamed.
"Little Red, I haven't even started. What are you screaming for...?" Tong Lin still hadn't realized the danger that was descending upon him and continued to feel up the prostitute.
Duan Ling Tian made his move and directly knocked Tong Lin out.
"Sir, spare me, spare me." The prostitute's face was pale as she hurriedly pleaded.
Duan Ling Tian raised his hand and tossed a stack of silver onto the prostitute before indifferently saying, "You're an intelligent person.... Take this silver and redeem yourself before leaving the city tonight. Or else, you'll probably lose your life."
Duan Ling Tian hoisted up Tong Lin after he finished speaking and disappeared before the prostitute.
The prostitute's face flushed as she counted the silver in her hand before exclaiming, "100,000 silver!"
Even if she worked in the Spring Breeze House her entire life, she still wouldn't be able to earn so much money.
She took a deep breath, grit her teeth, and made up her mind. She would redeem herself and leave Black Armor City tonight.
And it was because of this that she was able to conceal her identity and live a peaceful life. Eventually she even married an honest man.
Years later, after she had groups of children, she would still be unable to help herself from recalling the violet-clothed youth that changed her entire life that night...
After Duan Ling Tian took Tong Ling, he snuck into the Lian Clan Estate.
Duan Ling Tian knocked Lian Ke's concubine out without difficulty before tossing Tong Lin onto the bed and removing the clothes off both their bodies.
"She really is a beauty. You don't deserve to get her." Duan Ling Tian glanced at Lian Ke's concubine before moving his gaze onto Tong Ling for a moment. Only then did he leave.
Not long after Duan Ling Tian left, Tong Lin awoke in a dizzy state.
"What's going on?"
Before he could even make sense of what happened, he felt the smooth, jade-like body beneath him, and his breathing instantly became heavy as he pressed himself onto her...
"Little Red, I'm coming!"