Chapter 79: Li Tai
Translator: KurazyTolanzuraytor Editor: Lucas
Even in the entire Aurora City, in the three great Clans, only the few Supreme Elders were slightly more formidable than Su Mo.
However, with Su Mo's status as a Grade Eight Alchemist coupled with the Alchemist Guild that backed him, even when the Supreme Elders of the three great clans saw him, they would still politely call him "Guild Master Su."
"Hand over your Crystal Card."
Su Mo looked at Duan Ling Tian and extended his hand. Although he felt helpless in his heart, he chose to compromise.
What Duan Ling Tian said earlier was something he had noticed long ago.
However, he didn't possess the experience of a Grade Seven Alchemist and thus could only stubbornly continue on the path he was on and stumble along the way.
Now that he had a chance to break through to become a Grade Seven Alchemist, he naturally wouldn't let it go easily.
As far as he was concerned, as long as he broke through and became a Grade Seven Alchemist, he could apply to the Alchemist Guild and leave this damnable place.
Aurora City, in the entirety of the Crimson Sky Kingdom, it was only a small city.
In the past, were it not for him offending a person who had both power and authority, it would be unlikely that he would have been sent here.
As long as he breaks through to become a Grade Seven Alchemist, that person will be helpless to do anything to him.
A Grade Seven Alchemist and Grade Eight Alchemist, although a difference of only one grade, the difference was like heaven and earth.
In the vast Crimson Sky Kingdom, there were an entire 1,000 plus Grade Eight Alchemists who had registered themselves in the Alchemist Guild.
Whereas there were only just a few tens of Grade Seven Alchemists.
A Grade Seven Alchemist had an honorable standing; even the Imperial Family of Crimson Sky Kingdom would extend an olive branch to them.
"Geezer, don't worry. You won't suffer any losses."
Duan Ling Tian held back his smile in the corners of his mouth as he handed over the Crystal Card.
Quickly, the Crystal Card in Su Mo's hand flicked and showed its balance.
Catching sight of this number, Duan Ling Tian couldn't help but be dumbfounded.
After all, 10,000 silver was only worth 100 points.
These 10,000 points, if exchanged into silver, that would be 1,000,000 silver...
1,000,000 silver, what kind of concept was that?
In next to no time, Duan Ling Tian's Crystal Card had an extra 5,000 points, totaling to 5,060 points.
Duan Ling Tian received the Crystal Card with satisfaction as he smiled and said, "Geezer, I originally only intended to ask for a third of your net worth... But who asked you to cheat 10 points off me when I only borrowed your Cauldron? Likewise, I can't go easy on you."
The corners of Su Mo's mouth twitched.
Didn't that mean that he had given up nearly 2,000 points for 10 points?
Even his intestines turned green from regret!
Li Fei laughed like a flower. She finally understood what Duan Ling Tian meant when he said 'you better not regret it.'
So it turned out that he had schemed this all along.
"Starting from noon tomorrow, come look for me at the Li Clan... Right, remember to eat before coming. I don't provide food."
Duan Ling Tian grabbed Li Fei's hand, walked around Su Mo, and walked away.
Su Mo looked at their disappearing figures and his eyes narrowed.
The Li Clan, when did they have such a figure?
On the way back.
"You're too ruthless, directly cheating him off half his points."
Li Fei looked at Duan Ling Tian as she smiled.
But after seeing Su Mo be thwarted, her heart was filled with pleasure.
"Who asked him to cheat me first... Asking for 10 points just to casually use his lousy Cauldron for a while, that's an entire 1,000 silver!"
Duan Ling Tian had a pained expression as he spoke.
"Took 1,000 silver, but lost 500,000 silver... I wonder if he will sleep tonight."
Li Fei giggled.
Duan Ling Tian was entranced.
"What are you looking at?"
Li Fei asked angrily.
"Little Fei, my wife, you're truly beautiful." Duan Ling Tian said eagerly.
"Pei! Who's your wife? Go look for your Ke Er."
"You're so overly jealous, but you still don't admit to being my wife?"
"Then I'll just have to turn around and pursue Xiao Lan..."
"Don't you dare!"
Amidst the frolicking, Duan Ling Tian and Li Fei returned to the Li Clan Estate and subsequently Li Fei's home.
"You've finished refining so quickly?"
When the old man saw the three medicinal pills Duan Ling Tian passed over to him, he was stupefied.
"I didn't spend much time because it's only a Grade Nine medicinal pill."
Duan Ling Tian lightly smiled.
"Where did you get the Cauldron from? Don't tell me that in just this amount of time, you refined a Cauldron yourself."
The old man looked at Duan Ling Tian as if he was looking at a freak.
Duan Ling Tian smiled embarrassedly.
"Grandfather, he used the Cauldron of our Aurora City's Alchemist Guild's Guild Master Su Mo... But that Su Mo is really stingy; he actually asked Duan Ling Tian for 1,000 silver just to use his Cauldron for an hour."
Li Fei's beautiful eyebrows slightly knit and her face was filled with dissatisfaction as she spoke.
"Is that so? Isn't it only 1,000 silver? Grandfather can still afford it."
As the old man spoke, he looked at Duan Ling Tian. "Kid, how much did these three medicinal pills cost in total, I'll pay for them together."
"Grandfather, this is my gift to you; I don't dare to take your money."
When the old man said those words, Duan Ling Tian noticed Li Fei glaring at him in a threatening manner that said "if you dare take my grandfather's money, I won't forgive you."
"Haha... Alright. In any case, this old man's money will be Fei's in the future anyway."
The old man nodded and didn't insist.
In his heart, he had already taken Duan Ling Tian as his future son-in-law.
"Grandfather, what are you talking about? You'll definitely live a long life. As for this guy, he doesn't lack money; he just cheated Su Mo off 500,000 silver."
Li Fei scowled, selling out Duan Ling Tian in the blink of an eye.
The old man was dumbstruck.
Although he was a Grade Nine Weapons Craftsmen, even all the wealth he had accumulated during half his lifetime wasn't worth 500,000 silver...
The old man was curious.
Li Fei told the old man the sequence of events.
"Haha... In that case, Guild Master Su hurt himself by his own doing this time."
The old man couldn't hold back his laughter.
The old man's laughter vanished before long as he looked at Duan Ling Tian with a serious expression. "Kid, you can consider yourself lucky this time. This Guild Master Su is famous for his good temper... Next time, you can't use similar methods to dupe other powerhouses; otherwise, once he attains his goal and comes for your life, you will lose more than you gained."
"Don't worry, grandfather. I'm aware of what I should do."
Duan Ling Tian nodded with an air of being educated.
However, in his heart, he was thinking of something else.
What the old man said was something he had long ago thought of, and he even had a way to cope with it which would guarantee his safety.
In a vast courtyard.
An incredibly swift figure pointed out his finger as he flashed about, causing a piercing howl to explode out.
Dark Nether Finger!
The figure was precisely Li Qing.
His right index finger had been completely connected and healed already, and he was in the process of testing the degree of recovery.
Dark Nether Finger flashed out, hitting a stone pillar in the courtyard.
Instantly, with the point of impact as the center, fissures split open in the stone pillar before exploding with a loud bang.
Li Qing let out a shrill cry. As he gripped his right index finger, cold sweat flowed out.
"Qing, what's wrong?"
The person who was observing from the sidelines was a tall, elderly old man. He walked over with large strides and had a trace of worry between in brows.
It was precisely Li Qing's grandfather, the Li Clan's Grand Elder...
"Grandfather, my Dark Nether Finger is crippled!"
Li Qing's face was pale as he was unable to accept this fact.
In order to cultivate Dark Nether Finger, only he was clear of how much mental and physical effort he expended.
Finger techniques, besides their formidable might, were also ten times more difficult to cultivate than regular martial skills!
If he could take the mental and physical effort he expended on Dark Nether Finger and use it on a different high grade Profound Rank offense martial skill, he would have long ago cultivated it to the Perfection Stage.
"Qing, if you can't use your right index finger, then use your left index finger. Grandfather believes that you'll be able to recover your Dark Nether Finger's former might," Li Tai consoled.
Li Qing had an ugly expression and said, in an unresigned manner, "That would mean I need to start cultivating Dark Nether Finger all over again. Moreover, I'm not left-handed, so if I want to cultivate Dark Nether Finger to the Mastery Stage once more, it will be many times more difficult than before."
"It's all that Duan Ling Tian's fault, it's all because of him! If it wasn't for him, how could this index finger of mine have been cut off! Grandfather, I want him dead, I want to kill him, I want to kill him..."
Li Qing suddenly went mad. He had a savage expression as he howled.
Li Tai took a deep breath. His murky eyes flashed with a cold light.
Duan Ling Tian!
"Qing, don't worry; grandfather will get justice for you... He's only just a Branch Family disciple, and if you want him dead, then he can't live!"
Li Tai's voice emitted a trace of coldness.
"Thank you, grandfather, thank you, grandfather."
Hearing what Li Tai said, Li Qing's mood finally eased up.
On the other side.
After Duan Ling Tian finished telling the old man of the precautions before consuming the Phosphorous Flame Pill, he left and headed home.
He happened to bump into a person walking out of his own courtyard.
"Young Master Ling Tian."
The person smiled to Duan Ling Tian before leaving.
Duan Ling Tian recognized him. This person was precisely the person who sent the Hidden Dragon invitation to him, a member of the Xiao Clan.
Duan Ling Tian guessed the reason he came.
"The Xiao Clan's operations are indeed quick."
Duan Ling Tian walked in and saw his mother sorting a pile of things. They were precisely the prizes for the first ranked in the Hidden Dragon List.
"Tian, you were ranked first in the Hidden Dragon List?"
Li Rou noticed Duan Ling Tian had returned and gave him a spurious smile.
Duan Ling Tian smiled as he said, "Mom, you're unhappy?"
"Of course I'm happy. My Tian is really extraordinary..."
Li Rou lightly nodded.
For a moment, she couldn't help but think of her long lost husband.
Her son had inherited her husband's natural talent in the Martial Dao.
"Little Black, where're you going?"
Abruptly, Ke Er's voice sounded from inside her room.
A black bolt of lightning flashed out and coiled itself around Duan Ling Tian's wrist.
It was precisely the little black python that had gone into a deep slumber for more than a month after consuming half the Beast Core of the Snow Python.
The little black python flicked its tongue towards Duan Ling Tian and was extremely happy.
Duan Ling Tian noticed that the little black python had changed.
The gold markings on its body were much more profound.
Its pupils had now transformed into golden pupils that seemed incomparably fierce.
Moreover, the little black python's speed just now had obviously greatly surpassed its mother's, the Black Python...
"Little Black, looks like you've undergone a metamorphosis."
Duan Ling Tian rubbed the little black python's small head as he lightly smiled.
Meanwhile, Ke Er had come out too. When the little white python that was coiled on her wrist noticed Duan Ling Tian, it was slightly joyous as well.
The little white python was similar to the little black python; they both had undergone great changes.
The silver markings on its body were much more profound as well.
Its pupils had transformed into silver pupils.