Chapter 236: Half An Hour
Translator: KurazyTolanzuraytor Editor: Lucas
The pile of merged materials in Zhu Liang's hand that were forming the shape of the sword earlier had now started condensing into the rough outline of a sword....And it had already been half an hour from the time the materials started forming the shape of a sword until now.
And right when the surrounding spectators all thought that Duan Ling Tian intended to give up, Duan Ling Tian finally moved.
A grade eight Weapon Flame lit ablaze on Duan Ling Tian's hand, causing many people's gazes to abruptly light up.
Although they'd heard that Duan Ling Tian was a grade eight weapons craftsman earlier, the hearts of many still shook when they saw Duan Ling Tian condense a grade eight Weapon Flame.
Condensing a grade eight Weapon Flame at an age that's below 20... utterly monstrous!
"The young man is starting to refine as well." In next to no time, the surrounding spectators' gazes all moved onto Duan Ling Tian.
When they saw the technique Duan Ling Tian revealed when he started refining, the surrounding spectators were stupefied.
"Isn't that really too fast? I'm completely unable to see his movements clearly!"
"I thought that the speed of the Zhu Clan's Second Elder was considered to be fast, but I never imagined that this young man's speed would be even faster!"
"This young man's level of skill in his technique even surpasses the Zhu Clan's Second Elder!"
"However, the speed of technique doesn't mean that he's capable of refining a spirit weapon with higher quality. As the saying goes, slow work yields fine products."
The speed at which Duan Ling Tian refined the grade eight spirit weapon could be said to be swift like lightning.
Profound weapons refinement techniques flowed freely in his hands without hesitation, with a speed that far surpassed Zhu Liang.
After 20 minutes passed, all of the materials in Duan Ling Tian's hands merged to start forming the shape of a sword!
"Oh my god! The step which took the Zhu Clan's Second Elder two hours to complete was completed by him in 20 mins!"
"Abnormal! Too abnormal!"
"Does he think that a spirit weapon refined at such a speed would really be a match for the spirit weapon refined by the Zhu Clan's Second Elder?"
"It might be slightly dangerous."
The surrounding spectators were dumbstruck as they saw the forming shape of a sword above the Weapon Flame's on Duan Ling Tian's hand.
After another 10 minutes.
Duan Ling Tian and Zhu Liang stopped at almost the exact same time, and on each of their hands was a sword respectively.
A grade eight spirit sword!
The grade eight spirit sword in Duan Ling Tian's hand assumed a jade-green color. These materials were those that Duan Ling Tian had bought that time when he refined the Embroidered Spring Swords, and after completing the refinement of the 13 swords, the remaining materials had now come to use.
The grade eight spirit sword in Zhu Liang's hand assumed an emerald color and matched well with his green clothes when grasped in his hand.
Zhu Liang was slightly surprised when he saw the grade eight spirit sword Duan Ling Tian had finished refining.
He originally thought that with Duan Ling Tian's age, it would at least require three to four hours for him to refine a grade eight spirit sword....
But never had he imagined that Duan Ling Tian's speed could follow his.
When Zhu Liang started refining, he put his heart and soul into it and knew nothing of what happened in the outside world while he was refining the spirit sword.
In next to no time, the discussions that entered into his ears caused his face to go grim.
"Half an hour?" Zhu Liang's gaze descended onto Duan Ling Tian. Only now did he realize that Duan Ling Tian had only taken half an hour to refine the grade eight spirit sword!
Whereas he spent three hours.
Duan Ling Tian had only started refining half an hour ago....
This caused him to be extremely shocked.
If he was given half an hour, he wouldn't be capable of refining a grade eight spirit weapon within that time even if his life depended upon it. On the other hand, one hour wouldn't be a problem.
However, the grade eight spirit weapon that was refined within an hour would be a substandard product that was not presentable.
"No wonder you're so arrogant. So it turned out to be that you know such a profound weapons refinement technique....However, do you really think a grade eight spirit sword you spent half an hour to refine can compare to the spirit weapon I painstakingly refined for three hours?" Zhu Liang looked at Duan Ling Tian in disdain.
He was still extremely satisfied with the grade eight spirit weapon in his hand. It was capable of providing a 19% amplification in strength and had completely expressed his level of skill.
"Won't you only know if it can compare to the grade eight spirit weapon you refined after we test it?" Duan Ling Tian had a carefree expression, and in terms of imposing manner, he wasn't disadvantaged in the slightest.
"Then I'll be waiting to see....However, before this, I still want to ask you. You, why do you want to have a life wager by weapons refinement with me?" Zhu Liang glanced deeply at Duan Ling Tian as he probed.
Before the results were out, he had to investigate Duan Ling Tian's identity. If Duan Ling Tian's identity wasn't simple, then even if he won, he could only pretend to be magnanimous and spare Duan Ling Tian's life.
If Duan Ling Tian didn't have any background, then he would surely make Duan Ling Tian die a graveless death!
One had to pay a price for provoking him!
"You really want to know?" Duan Ling Tian noticed Zhu Liang's gaze and naturally guessed his intentions. This caused a smile to appear on the corners of his mouth.
Zhu Liang nodded.
"OK, then I'll tell you!"
What Duan Ling Tian said caused Zhu Liang's gaze to light up. Even the group of Zhu Clan members all gathered their concentration and looked at Duan Ling Tian.
Duan Ling Tian looked at Zhu Liang and said indifferently, "You ought to still remember that old man that had a life wager by weapons refinement with you one year ago, right? He was my grandfather."
Zhu Liang was stunned, then he started laughing.
That person from one year ago?
"So that old goat that overestimated himself and sought me out to have a life wager was your grandfather." Zhu Liang's gaze flickered, and he was assured in his heart. In other words, the young man before him ought to have no background and only had great natural talent....
He knew of the background of the person from one year ago, an elder of a small clan in a small city.
To the Zhu Clan, it was nothing!
The gazes of the Zhu Clan members all lit up.
"Zhan, Second Elder can help you take your revenge." The Zhu Clan's Patriarch, Zhu Rong, looked at Zhu Zhao, and a smile appeared on his face.
Zhu Zhao had a pleasantly surprised expression. "I told you, he surely had no background, as expected....So it turned out that the old goat that came to die one year ago was his grandfather. This time, let's allow this grandfather and grandson pair to be companions in hell!"
In next to no time, Zhu Zhao's gaze descended onto the far-away Li Fei.
As far as he was concerned, once this violet-clothed youth died, wouldn't it be extremely easy for him to obtain this beauty that was like a celestial maiden if he wanted her?
For a moment, Zhu Zhao's gaze revealed a sense of lust.
"Hmm?" Duan Ling Tian noticed Zhu Zhao's gaze at the first possible moment. His face sank and his eyes held an awe-inspiring killing intent as a response.
This Zhu Zhao had actually dared to use this sort of gaze to be disrespectful to his Little Fei.
As far as Duan Ling Tian was concerned, Zhu Zhao was already a dead man.
"Kid, looks like you'll surely die today." Zhu Liang looked at Duan Ling Tian as if he'd already won, and in his heart, he indeed thought he'd won.
Even though Duan Ling Tian's refinement technique was profound, as far as he was concerned, how could a spirit weapon that was refined within half an hour compare to the spirit weapon he refined for three hours...?
Moreover, in his opinion, this violet-clothed youth was only the grandson of a defeated opponent and amounted to nothing.
"Second Elder Zhu, don't speak so fast all the time." Duan Ling Tian smiled indifferently as if he didn't take what Zhu Liang had said to heart in the slightest.
"What? Could it be you really think the spirit sword you spent half an hour to refine is able to compete with the grade eight spirit weapon I refined? Let me tell you, this grade eight spirit sword I refined is able to amplify one's strength by 19%!" Zhu Liang laughed in ridicule and swept Duan Ling Tian with a gaze of contempt. He didn't intentionally suppress his voice, and he even condensed his Origin Energy to spread if out far away.
Instantly, the surrounding crowd stirred once again.
"19%? Looks like the Zhu Clan's Second Elder completely expressed his level of skill this time."
"This young man's luck is really bad. A grade eight spirit weapon that provides a 19% amplification....In the Swallow Mountain County, besides the Zhu Clan's Second Elder, I've never heard of any grade eight weapons craftsman capable of refining such a spirit weapon."
"Unfortunately, a young man with such monstrous natural talent is bound to lose his life here today."
Zhu Liang enjoyed listening to the discussions of the crowd.
The Zhu Clan members all revealed smiles on their faces.
As far as they were concerned, this violet-clothed youth that didn't know his limitations would lose for sure! And die for sure!
Within the room in the restaurant.
"A grade eight spirit sword that was refined within half an hour?" The Swallow Mountain County's County Governor, Pei Yuan, shook his head, as he didn't look favorably upon the violet-clothed youth.
In the neighboring room.
Su Mo slightly frowned. "This kid, why didn't he refine a bit more seriously....Can this grade eight spirit weapon that was refined in half an hour be of use?"
Even if Su Mo had confidence in Duan Ling Tian, now he couldn't help but feel his confidence waver.
After all, a grade eight spirit weapon that was refined within half an hour was truly something unbelievable.
It was not likely that the quality of a spirit weapon that was refined within such a short amount of time could be good.
However, when he noticed Duan Ling Tian's carefree expression that was there from the beginning till the end, he was assured in his heart. "Perhaps this kid will give me another pleasant surprise....Otherwise, I can only enlighten that Zhu Clan member and let him know of the kid's identity."
Su Mo was confident that so long as Duan Ling Tian's identity was exposed, even if the Zhu Clan was even braver, they would still not dare touch Duan Ling Tian.
At least they wouldn't dare touch Duan Ling Tian in public!
On the pavilion on the luxurious building.
"We will know the final result very soon." The beautiful woman lightly smiled as if she was filled with confidence towards the violet-clothed youth in the distance.
"Yu, can a grade eight spirit sword that was refined within half an hour possibly surpass the grade eight spirit sword that provides a 19% amplification that Zhu Liang refined?" The middle-aged man at the side was slightly hesitant as he spoke.
"You'll know if it's possible soon," the beautiful woman said.
"You're right." The middle-aged man lightly nodded.
Duan Ling Tian's gaze descended onto Zhu Liang's figure. "Second Elder Zhu, how are we testing the grade eight spirit swords we've refined?"
Zhu Liang grunted coldly. "Let's test each other's spirit swords ourselves. Of course, if we doubt the judgement of the other, we can find another to test it....Now, there's so many people in the surrounding, is there a need to fear there being no one to test it?"
"Alright, then let's test each other's spirit swords first." Duan Ling Tian nodded, as he didn't have any objections, then he casually tossed the grade eight spirit sword in his hand to Zhu Liang.
Zhu Liang also tossed the grade eight spirit sword in his hand to Duan Ling Tian.