Chapter 94: Sword Monarch's Treasure
Translator: KurazyTolanzuraytor Editor: Lucas
"You're courting death!"
The Void Stage martial artist's expression changed as the terrifying aura on his body swept out in the form of an imposing manner and pressed down upon Duan Ling Tian.
Duan Ling Tian's gaze turned slightly cold and his body trembled as he forcefully withstood the middle-aged man's imposing manner.
He didn't dare to move, or else Li Fei would surely be affected.
"Humph! Let me see how hard the bones of this ant is."
The Void Stage martial artist sneered. The imposing manner that pressed down upon Duan Ling Tian increased in intensity.
The pressure on Duan Ling Tian's body doubled, but only Duan Ling Tian's pupils constricted before he grit his teeth and endured. His will was firm like a mountain.
The Void Stage martial artist's gaze turned cold and a killing intent arose within him.
Just at this moment.
The other Void Stage martial artist frowned as he said in a cold and indifferent manner, "Enough, Sun Rui, don't create unnecessary problems! If you delay our true purpose, the sect leader won't forgive you."
"Kid, remember that in front of me, you're just an ant! If I desired to kill you, it would be no different than killing an ant... I disdain to kill you."
The Void Stage martial artist tried to smash Duan Ling Tian's pride with his words.
Duan Ling Tian's body lightly trembled and his eyes emitted a ghastly brilliance as if ready to swallow someone up.
The two Void Stage martial artists rose into the air before flying into the distance.
In the end, Duan Ling Tian couldn't persist any longer. He limply fell on the ground and continuously spat out a few mouthfuls of blood.
The imposing manner of a Void Stage martial artist wasn't something that the current him could withstand.
Earlier, he was forcefully withstanding it and was on the verge of collapse.
"Rascal, you're injured."
Li Fei's face was pale and her eyes went red from anxiousness. She withdrew a Grade Eight Gold Injury Pill in a flurry and gave it to Duan Ling Tian to consume.
After consuming the medicinal pill, Duan Ling Tian slightly recuperated.
His eyes still gazed with a strong killing intent at the far off spot that the two Void Stage martial artists' figures disappeared.
He wasn't a person that liked to cause trouble, but if someone tried bully him, he wouldn't easily let it go...
Currently, his strength was inferior.
But he was still young and full of ability; that combined with the memories of Rebirth Martial Emperor that he had merged with, as far as he was concerned, he would catch up sooner or later and even surpass the Void Stage martial artist from before...
At that time, Duan Ling Tian would make him regret his actions today.
"Sun Rui? I'll remember it."
Duan Ling Tian deeply committed this name to memory.
This was the second person since he arrived in this world that made his heart emit a monstrous killing intent.
The first was Imperial City's Duan Clan's Duan Ling Xing.
Duan Ling Tian's incomparably strong fleshly body which could exert a force of five ancient mammoths allowed him to quickly recover his injuries after consuming a Grade Eight Gold Injury Pill and absorbing its medicinal effect.
At this moment, Li Fei stood at Duan Ling Tian's side and stared fixedly at him with a gentle and affectionate gaze.
Earlier, when facing the two Void Stage martial artists, she was extremely scared, to the extent that her legs seemed to be as heavy as lead and unable to move a single inch.
At the moment she felt the most helpless, Duan Ling Tian stood out and shielded her behind him, like a fearless guardian angel that shielded her from everything...
He would rather get injured himself than allowing anyone to injure her.
Her heart started trembling lightly...
At this moment, she felt that this man was worthy of her entrusting her life to.
Suddenly, Duan Ling Tian's nose jerked as if he had smelled something. His gaze focused slightly as he looked into the distance before flashing over.
Li Fei had a puzzled expression as she followed him.
Duan Ling Tian noticed that behind the nearby bushes was a man lying on the floor, or more accurately speaking, a corpse.
This was a young man with a body full of injuries, and in his hand was a jade slip. Origin Energy could be vaguely seen dissipating from his body, and the injuries on his body that were temporarily patched up with Origin Energy started to have fresh blood that was unpleasant to the eye flow out all over the ground.
And it was precisely this that allowed Duan Ling Tian to smell the scent of blood and notice him.
Seeing the bloody scene, Li Fei turned her head away and her expression turned ghastly white.
"This jade slip seems to be..."
Duan Ling Tian picked up the jade slip and, thanks to the memories of Rebirth Martial Emperor, recognized what it was and thus poured his Origin Energy into it.
A voice entered into Duan Ling Tian's ears.
"Fated one, I'm the Young Sect Leader of Boundless Sect, Shang Guan Yu. Please be sure to properly put away the Jade Sword in my spatial ring... If you can one day cultivate to the Void Initiation Stage, you may head to Azure Forest Imperial Kingdom and get in touch with the owners of the other eight Jade Swords. Once all nine Jade Swords are gathered together, you can all head out to find the Sword Monarch's Treasure. With these eight Jade Swords, you will be able to open the treasure and obtain a great fortuitous gain... My Boundless Sect suffered complete annihilation because of this Jade Sword!"
"Besides that, if you have the chance of traveling to the Azure Forest Imperial Kingdom, out of the fate between us when you received my Jade Sword, I hope that you send the Voice Transmission Jade Slip within my Spatial Ring to the Solitary Summit and pass it to a reclusive old man by the name of Shang Guan Yan. Shang Guan Yu expresses his thanks."
After Duan Ling Tian finished listening, a light flashed within his eyes and he was slightly excited.
Azure Forest Imperial Kingdom, Duan Ling Tian had heard off it. The Crimson Sky Kingdom he was currently residing in was precisely a kingdom under the rule of the Azure Forest Imperial Kingdom.
"According to the memories of Rebirth Martial Emperor, some Martial Monarchs and Martial Emperors liked to place some of their treasures at certain locations, then they would put restrictions in place and distribute keys for the future generations to fight for... To them, this was a game. This sort of game was something Rebirth Martial Emperor had played on countless occasions..."
"The treasures that Rebirth Martial Emperor originally planned to use in his third lifetime are all concealed in the 'Foreign Lands' and are currently unreachable to me... However, this Sword Monarch's Treasure is at the Azure Forest Imperial Kingdom, a very realistic and readily available location."
Duan Ling Tian inhaled deeply.
An existence called "Sword Monarch" would undoubtedly be a Martial Monarch Stage sword cultivator.
Although the Martial Monarch Stage was a stage inferior to the Martial Emperor Stage, the treasures he left would certainly be extremely valuable.
Duan Ling Tian removed the Spatial Ring from the young man's hand and dripped his blood on it to establish ownership.
He was pleasantly surprised at what was inside.
"I didn't expect that he would also be an alchemist.... By the looks of the pile of rare materials he collected, he should be a Grade Seven Alchemist. Not bad, these materials can save me a huge sum of money."
"Is this Jade Sword one of the keys to the Sword Monarch's Treasure? Hmm, and this Voice Transmission Jade Slip."
Duan Ling Tian withdrew the jade slip and poured Origin Energy into it.
A voice one again entered into Duan Ling Tian's ears. "Great grandfather, the Boundless Sect is no more. Father and all the elders all died in battle.... It was the Black Fiend Sect that annihilated the Boundless Sect."
This Voice Transmission Jade Slip was precisely the jade slip that the young man asked Duan Ling Tian to pass to the old man in Solitary Summit.
"Looks like that Sun Rui is from the Black Fiend Sect."
Duan Ling Tian's eyes flickered as a cold light flashed through them.
In his opinion, Sun Rui and the other Void Stage martial artist were undoubtedly chasing after Shang Guan Yu to kill him and seize the Jade Sword.
"Rascal, what're you day dreaming about?"
Li Fei's voice caused Duan Ling Tian to regain his senses.
The sound from the Voice Transmission Jade Slip could only be heard by the person who poured Origin Energy into it, and as such Li Fei wasn't aware of what had happened.
"Nothing, I feel he's quite pitiable."
Duan Ling Tian shook his head. After a while, he started a fire and burned away the young man's corpse.
"Little Fei, do you want to return and rest?"
Such an incident caused Duan Ling Tian to be slightly worried about Li Fei.
"Rascal, if you're tired and want to rest, then we can head home," Li Fei said lightly.
Duan Ling Tian noticed the change in attitude Li Fei had towards him.
Looks like being a hero and saving the beauty would forever be the most formidable method of chasing girls...
"I'm fine. Let's go look ahead and see if there's any suitable fierce beasts to hunt."
Duan Ling Tian and Li Fei continued to go deeper into the Misty Forest.
During this period of time, they encountered many fierce beasts. The stronger ones were taken care of by Duan Ling Tian, only leaving some fierce beasts at the fourth level of the Core Formation Stage or below for Li Fei to deal with.
Li Fei enjoyed herself the as she continued hunting, but unknowingly, the sky had turned dark.
"Looks like we will have to spend the night here," Duan Ling Tian thought in his heart.
That night, the moon was bright in the starless sky. Duan Ling Tian and Li Fei leaned shoulder to shoulder on the trunk of a large tree as they gazed into the sky.
"Rascal, even though I had heard before that a Void Stage martial artist was able to control the air and fly, I only thought it was just an exaggeration; never did I think that it was real."
Li Fei's tone sounded slightly complicated.
"Some things aren't always groundless rumors."
Duan Ling Tian lightly smiled.
"Weren't you afraid of the two Void Stage martial artists from today?" Li Fei asked.
"Of course I was."
Duan Ling Tian truthfully replied.
A Void Stage martial artist could kill the current him with but a wave of his hand.
If he said he wasn't afraid, that would be a lie.
Li Fei gazed at Duan Ling Tian as she asked, in a light voice, "Then you still... still protected me."
"Isn't a man protecting a woman a principle of heaven and earth? Moreover, don't you forget, you're my fiancé, so of course I would protect you.... Not to mention Void Stage martial artists, even if it was a Martial Monarch or Martial Emperor, I would still protect you at the first instant."
Duan Ling Tian smiled.
"Martial Monarch? Martial Emperor?"
Li Fei was fazed, obviously having not heard of such terms before.
"A Martial Monarch is an existence that surpasses the Void Transformation Stage powerhouses, and a Martial Emperor is an existence that surpasses a Martial Monarch, an existence at the pinnacle of Cloud Continent," Duan Ling Tian explained.
"How do you know all this?"
Li Fei was slightly surprised.
"I read a few books."
Duan Ling Tian smiled.
What a joke! He was the inheritor of the memories of Rebirth Martial Emperor; he naturally was clear of all this.
"You mentioned Void Transformation Stage powerhouses. What stage is that?"
Li Fei felt slightly curious.
"Little Fei, commit this to memory: above the Nascent Soul Stage is the Void Stage. The Void Stage is separated into four stages, namely the Void Prying Stage, the Void Initiation Stage, the Void Interpretation Stage, and the Void Transformation Stage," Duan Ling Tian slowly explained.
"So that's how it is."
Li Fei lightly nodded. "Rascal, I've really underestimated you. So you actually knew so many things."
"Of course, don't you know who I am?"
Duan Ling Tian was slightly complacent.
"Pei! I only slightly praised you and you're already floating."
Li Fei rebuked.
"Don't call me rascal anymore, it sounds so bad."
"Then I'll call you scoundrel from now on."
"Scoundrel? Did you actually call me a scoundrel? Then I'll let you see how much of a scoundrel I am."
"Ah! What're you doing?"
"I'm proving that I'm not a scoundrel of course."
"Little Fei... I... want you..."
"You're not willing to give it to me?"
"You're not allowed for these few days, my... that thing has arrived."
After hearing this, Duan Ling Tian dispiritedly climbed off Li Fei's hot and delicate body, but of course not before stealing a good feel of it.
In the end, he embraced Li Fei and fell into deep sleep.