Chapter 244: Earth Dragon's Shield
Translator: KurazyTolanzuraytor Editor: Lucas
"This...." Duan Ling Tian was in a slightly difficult situation. If he were to bring Princess Bi Yao home, would Little Fei skin him?
Duan Ling Tian felt a chill run down his spine when he recalled Little Fei's jealousy.
However, when he saw Princess Bi Yao looking at him with a delicate and touching gaze and a face full of anticipation, his heart softened in the end.
Just take her as a guest....
Duan Ling Tian consoled himself.
As expected, when Duan Ling Tian brought Princess Bi Yao back to his home, Li Fei's gaze became vigilant at the first possible moment.
Li Rou's face instead had a trace of a dubious smile.
Xiao Lan happened to be accompanying Li Rou, and when she saw Princess Bi Yao, a trace of shock appeared on her peerlessly beautiful face.
She's never imagined that a woman Duan Ling Tian casually brought home would have an appearance that wasn't inferior to hers, Ke Er's, and Li Fei's.
"Young Master, who's this beautiful big sister?" Ke Er blinked her big eyes and looked at Princess Bi Yao as she asked Duan Ling Tian.
"This is Princess Bi Yao." Duan Ling Tian lightly smiled as he introduced Princess Bi Yao to the women in his home.
Instantly, they were all moved. Even Li Fei's face revealed surprise, as she never thought that the woman Duan Ling Tian brought home would actually be Princess Bi Yao.
Li Fei had heard of Princess Bi Yao, the number one beauty in the Imperial City.
"Greetings, Princess!" For a moment, including Li Rou, all the four woman lightly bowed to Princess Bi Yao as they respectfully addressed her.
Princess Bi Yao walked over with graceful steps to help Li Rou up and lightly smiled as she said, "Aunt Rou, this isn't the Imperial Palace, so you don't have to treat me as a Princess."
Li Rou lightly smiled and nodded. Her beautiful eyes were like water as her gaze descended onto Duan Ling Tian. Vaguely mixed within her gaze was a dubious expression, causing Duan Ling Tian to feel slightly embarrassed.
"You're Big Sister Fei, right?" Princess Bi Yao looked at Li Fei, and her delicate and touching expression caused Li Fei to be unable to help herself from revealing a light smile. "Princes, you know me?"
"Big Sister Fei, you're as beautiful as Duan Ling Tian said." Princess Bi Yao's mouth was even sweeter than honey, completely eliminating the hostility and vigilance Li Fei had towards her. "Big Sister Fei, call me Bi Yao in the future."
"OK....Little Sister Bi Yao, you're extremely beautiful as well; as expected of the Imperial City's number one beauty." Li Fei lightly nodded, and a favorable impression arose within her heart when she saw that Princess Bi Yao didn't put on airs in the slightest.
Princess Bi Yao looked at Ke Er and asked, with a light smile, "You're Ke Er, right? I heard Duan Ling Tian say that you're the same age as me. What month were you born?"
"Princess, my birthday is in September." The current Ke Er wasn't the Ke Er from the past anymore. Even when facing a Princess, she wasn't perturbed in the slightest and was able to chat without restraint.
"Then I'm younger than you. My birthday is in December. In the future, I'll call you Big Sister Ke Er. You can call me Little Sister Bi Yao like how Big Sister Li Fei calls me." Princess Bi Yao playfully stuck out her cute tongue when she heard what Ke Er said, causing Ke Er to have a favorable impression of her as well.
"Ah! I have a little sister as well now," Ke Er exclaimed in a low voice. Her beautiful face was slightly red, and the light smile that the corners of her mouth curled into had a trace of excitement mixed within.
Duan Ling Tian couldn't help but sigh emotionally when he saw this scene.
As expected of someone from the Imperial Family, Princess Bi Yao was indeed skilled in managing affairs with people, and it wasn't long before she obtained the approval of the three beauties within Duan Ling Tian's house.
"This is?" Princess Bi Yao looked at Xiao Lan in the end. Even Princess Bi Yao couldn't help but have a favorable impression towards this woman who was like a celestial maiden that had fallen into the mortal world.
Today, the shock in her heart had practically never stopped.
Originally, as the publically acknowledged number one beauty in the Imperial City, Princess Bi Yao was extremely confident of her appearance.
But today, she successively saw three women with appearances that weren't inferior to hers.
Besides Duan Ling Tian's two women, who she already knew of, the appearance of this beautiful and refined woman caused her heart to ripple....
She noticed that this woman was similar to her and was attracted to Duan Ling Tian.
For a moment, a feeling of mutual sympathy towards a fellow sufferer arose within her heart.
"Princess, I'm Xiao Lan." Xiao Lan lightly smiled to Princess Bi Yao. She felt slightly bitter in her heart.
She was naturally able to discern Princess Bi Yao's thoughts towards Duan Ling Tian, and she was extremely jealous of how Princess Bi Yao was capable of obtaining the approval of Duan Ling Tian's family in such a short amount of time.
After all, she and Duan Ling Tian's family had been together for a few months, but she had only obtained Li Rou's and Ke Er's approval.
Li Fei was constantly vigilant towards her....
"Big Sister Xiao Lan." Princess Bi Yao smiled sweetly to Xiao Lan.
"That....All of you chat, I'm going back to my room to cultivate." A bitter smile appeared on the corners of Duan Ling Tian's mouth when he saw that he had become a prop to them. He notified them and returned to his room.
As the saying goes, three women is the best amount for women to discuss amongst themselves. These four women gathered together, in the Earth that Duan Ling Tian was from in his past life, would be able to form a table for mahjong....
After returning to his room, Duan Ling Tian started cultivation the third form of the Nine Dragons War Sovereign Technique, the Wyrm Python Form's supplementary martial skill.
Defensive martial skill, Earth Dragon's Shield!
This Earth Dragon's Shield was extremely domineering. Even though it didn't have the ability to reverse and move attacks like Greater Teleportation, in terms of defense, it was a level stronger than an ordinary high grade Profound Rank defensive martial skill.
Even if the Earth Dragon's Shield was only at the Mastery Stage, its defense could match an ordinary high grade Profound Rank martial skill at the Perfection Stage!
"My Greater Teleportation relied upon the medicinal effect of the Blood Lingzhi to break through to its current Perfection Stage....According to Rebirth Martial Emperor's memories, if I refine an Inverse Source Pill, I can once again stimulate the medicinal strength of the Blood Lingzhi within my fleshly body, vital energy, and blood."
The materials for the Inverse Source Pill were on the list of materials that Duan Ling Tian asked all the powers to gather one month ago.
Duan Ling Tian withdrew his cauldron and started refining the Inverse Source Pill.
After an hour, the Inverse Source Pill was completed.
Subsequently, he consumed the pill and started stimulating the medicinal strength of the Blood Linzhi that was concealed within his fleshly body, vital energy, and blood....
At the same time, he started circulating the Earth Dragon's Shield.
In the end, under the assistance of the vast amounts of medicinal strength from the Blood Lingzhi, the Earth Dragon's Shield smoothly broke through to the Perfection Stage.
"Although the Earth Dragon's Shield is much stronger than an ordinary high grade Profound Rank martial skill... in the Origin Core Stage, when strength is raised to a certain level, even if the defensive martial skill is stronger, it will at most only be capable of neutralizing a portion of the strength."
This was something Duan Ling Tian was clear of in his heart.
Based on Duan Ling Tian's estimations, with his current cultivation at the third level of the Origin Core Stage, if he were to circulate the Earth Dragon's Shield at full force, he would be able to completely neutralize the attack of a martial artist below the Origin Core Stage.
However, if it was an attack from an Origin Core martial artist, then it would be impossible to completely neutralize the attack.
He could only neutralize a portion of his opponent's attack.
But even then, the defensive martial skill was still important.
For example in a battle between two martial artists with similar cultivation levels and attack strength....If one of the two people didn't cultivate a defensive martial skill and the other person did, under these circumstances, the latter would absolutely obtain a firm victory against the former!
Duan Ling Tian returned to his senses after completing the cultivation of the Earth Dragon's Shield.
Meanwhile, he noticed that the sky had turned dark.
"I forgot the time." Duan Ling Tian was slightly embarrassed as he walked out of his room, and after he had dinner with the girls, he proposed to send Princess Bi Yao back.
As for Xiao Lan, she chose to stay.
Duan Ling Tian didn't feel anything towards Xiao Lan's decision, and what was rare was that Li Fei didn't mind.
After Duan Ling Tian took Princess Bi Yao back and returned, only then did he know why Li Fei was suddenly so magnanimous.
"We're leaving tomorrow. With Xiao Lan accompanying Aunt Rou, Aunt Rou won't be so lonely." What Li Fei said caused Duan Ling Tian to be extremely moved.
That night, after Duan Ling Tian and Li Fei had a good time together, Li Fei lied on his shoulder and said, in a low voice, "Scoundrel, I know that Xiao Lan and Little Sister Bi Yao are attracted to you...."
"Little Fei, what're you talking about?" Duan Ling Tian embraced Li Fei in his arms and rubbed her beautiful hair. This little bottle of vinegar....
"Hmph! You dare say you don't have any thoughts?" Li Fei's watery, beautiful eyes squinted as she glared at Duan Ling Tian, causing Duan Ling Tian to smile bitterly.
As a normal man, how could he not have any thoughts when he saw two beauties?
Moreover, those two beauties were so kind and lovely.
Li Fei's expression went serious as she said. "I've thought it through."
"Thought what though?" Duan Ling Tian felt a slight chill run down his back. This Little Fei wouldn't have some insane idea, right?
"....I've thought it through, that if they want to enter out family, then they must first pass my test." Li Fei smiled mysteriously, with an appearance that showed that she felt a feeling of superiority.
"What test?" Duan Ling Tian asked curiously.
"Secret!" Li Fei rolled her eyes at Duan Ling Tian and didn't say anything else.
At dawn the next day, Duan Ling Tian brought Ke Er, Li Fei, and Xiong Quan to say their farewells to Li Rou, Xiao Lan, and his house manager, Jing Ru, before spurring their horses to leave the courtyard house and leave the Imperial City.
As for the other people, Duan Ling Tian had already bid his farewells to them one by one two days ago.
The domain of the Azure Forest Imperial Kingdom was situated to the northeast of the Crimson Sky Kingdom, and Duan Ling Tian's group of four dashed onwards on Ferghana Horses, as if transforming into four red bolts of lightning that kicked up endless amounts of dirt into the air.
"Hiss hiss~" Inside Duan Ling Tian's sleeve, the two little pythons disobediently came out and excitedly flicked their tongues in incomparable joy.
"You two little fellow know that we're about to leave the Crimson Sky Kingdom as well?" Duan Ling Tian looked at the two little pythons and shook his head with a smile.
Unexpectedly, the two little pythons nodded to him like humans and were extremely playful.
"Xiong Quan, if we travel by Ferghana Horse and rest in the night...how long will it take for us to arrive at the Seven Star Sword Sect?" Duan Ling Tian asked Xiong Quan as he spurred his horse forward.
The Seven Star Sword Sect was one of the top five sects in the Azure Forest Imperial Kingdom.
Over 90% of the disciples within the Seven Star Sword Sect were sword cultivators. Because the attack strength of sword cultivators was extremely strong, the Seven Star Sword Sect was extremely domineering within the Azure Forest Imperial Kingdom.
Even the other four top sects didn't dare rashly offend the Seven Star Sword Sect.
Duan Ling Tian heard of all this from Xiong Quan.
According to what Xiong Quan said, the influence of the Seven Star Sword Sect within the Azure Forest Imperial Kingdom was only inferior to the Imperial Family!
Most importantly, the Seven Star Sword Sect would recruit outer court disciples every six months, much more frequently than the other four top sects....
However, even then, the members of the Seven Star Sword Sect were far lesser than the other four top sects.
The Seven Star Sword Sect was famous for being extremely harsh when recruiting outer court disciples!