Chapter 123: Duan Ling Tian's Fury
Translator: KurazyTolanzuraytor Editor: Lucas
However, what Duan Ling Tian said next made Tang Ying's eyes shine brightly.
"I can't sell the medicinal formula to you, but I can teach you. However, you have to guarantee that I will obtain the same amount of profit share as before... In addition to that, you can't teach it to anyone else!" Duan Ling Tian glanced deeply at Tang Ying.
After feeling pleasantly surprised, Tang Ying asked, in a joking fashion, "Aren't you afraid I'll kill you after I obtain the medicinal formula?"
"But would you be willing to do so? There are a lot more good things in my possession. Who knows, we may even have another opportunity to cooperate in the future.... You're a smart man, and thus should understand how stupid it is to kill a goose that lays golden eggs!" Duan Ling Tian smiled as he spoke.
"You're a sly little fox!" Tang Ying said angrily.
Duan Ling Tian withdrew the medicinal formula he had prepared earlier and let Tang Ying memorize it before igniting a strand of Pill Fire and burning the formula into ashes....
"You... When did you become an alchemist?" Seeing the Pill Fire on Duan Ling Tian's hand caused Tang Ying to be dumbstruck, as he didn't know that Duan Ling Tian was an alchemist.
Duan Ling Tian withdrew the grade nine alchemist crest that the Alchemist Guild provided and flashed it in front of Tang Ying, then he strutted out of the medicine store under Tang Ying's stupefied gaze.
"How many more secrets does this kid have?!" Tang Ying suddenly felt that he really couldn't see through the youth even more as time passed on...
After leaving the medicine store, Duan Ling Tian returned to the Li Clan Estate. He had only just entered his house's courtyard when he heard an anxious voice sounding from within...
Although he couldn't discern the exact conversation, he was still able to discern the owner of the voice.
Little Fatty Li Xuan!
"What's that kid doing here? Could it be that he was recommended to the Main Clan by the Branch Family?" A smile appeared on Duan Ling Tian's face as he walked over.
However, the depressed atmosphere in the courtyard caused him to feel a sense of seriousness...
"Boss!" Little Fatty had an agitated expression when he noticed that Duan Ling Tian had returned.
"Li Xuan, has something happened?" Duan Ling Tian noticed that his mother's expression was unsightly and faintly perceived that something might have happened.
Little Fatty's chubby face trembled as he said, with an agitated voice, "Boss, the Grand Elder is dead."
The Grand Elder that Little Fatty spoke of was obviously Grand Elder Li Huo from the Fresh Breeze Town Branch Family.
Duan Ling Tian's face distorted and his hands moved to grab Little Fatty's shoulder. 'What happened? How'd the Grand Elder die?"
He was extremely familiar with the Grand Elder's current condition, as he helped the Grand Elder remove his hidden injuries before. It was more than enough for the Grand Elder's to live tens of years more with his current cultivation.
Thus, there was only one possibility...
The Grand Elder was killed by someone!
"Boss, it was the Fang Clan! An old goat of the Fang Flan returned and forced the Grand Elder to hand over the Six Treasures Body Tempering Liquid's medicinal formula. Grand Elder would rather die than submit, so he was killed by him." Little Fatty's mood was extremely agitated as he spoke.
Duan Ling Tian took a deep breath and asked, "Fang Family... the Fang Family again! What's that old goat's cultivation level?"
"He seemed to be a second level Origin Core powerhouse... When he attacked out of rage, 30 ancient mammoth silhouettes appeared above him."
Little Fatty's face sank slightly. "If it wasn't for him being afraid of the fact that our Li Family was Aurora City's Li Clan's branch family, our Fresh Breeze Town Li Family would probably not exist anymore. The reason I came here this time was to see if the Li Clan would be willing to take revenge for the Grand Elder, and if they're unwilling then, I'll go look for my grandfather!"
"There's no need for the Li Clan to do anything. I'll go with you." Duan Ling Tian's eyes went cold and the air around him seemed to become slightly colder as well.
"But Boss, that old goat's at the Origin Core Stage..." Little Fatty was somewhat hesitant.
"So what!?" Duan Ling Tian grunted coldly.
Xiong Quan had already completely dissolved the medicinal strength of the second Spirit Cleansing Pill, so his cultivation had recovered to the ninth level of the Origin Core Stage. The Fang Family old goat was only a second level Origin Core martial artist, but even if he was also at the ninth level of the Origin Core Stage, he would still die for sure!
Xiong Quan was formerly at the Void Stage! Even if his cultivation was currently far from what it used to be, in terms of experience, how could any ordinary ninth level Origin Core martial artist compare to him...
Moreover even if you disregard this fact, just by relying on the grade seven spirit weapon in his possession, there would absolutely be no martial artist below the Nascent Soul Stage that would be a match for Xiong Quan across the entire Crimson Sky Kingdom!
"Mom, I'll be returning to Fresh Breeze Town for a while. I'll be back tomorrow, so I won't delay our travels. Tell Ke Er for me." Duan Ling Tian notified his mother before grabbing Little Fatty's shoulder and bringing him along as he flashed out of the Li Clan Estate.
All Little Fatty felt was a frightening whistling of the wind continuously blowing past his ears, causing him to be frightened to the point that his chubby face went pale.
When he lifted his head and saw the scene in the sky above Duan Ling Tian, he felt completely dumbstruck!
"Nine... the strength of nine ancient mammoths! When did boss become so strong?!" Little Fatty fiercely gulped down a mouthful of saliva.
When Little Fatty noticed that Duan Ling Tian had stopped moving, only then did he realize that an inn had appeared before him.
"Boss, what did you bring me here for?" The fatty had a puzzled expression.
"Wait here for me," Duan Ling Tian said to Little Fatty before entering the inn to look for Xiong Quan.
"Yes, my liege." Xiong Quan didn't ask anything. He respectfully followed behind Duan Ling Tian.
He could clearly feel that the voice of his liege was extremely depressed and was obviously restraining a shocking rage... "I wonder which misfortunate soul actually dared to offend my liege!"
After Duan Ling Tian left the inn with Xiong Quan, he called Little Fatty along, bought three horses, and directly departed, rushing towards Fresh Breeze Town.
"Boss, who is he? An assistant you called over?" Although Little Fatty was shocked at Duan Ling Tian's current strength, he obviously felt that the current Duan Ling Tian was absolutely not a match for that old goat.
Now that he saw Xiong Quan, Little Fatty finally felt a sense of security in his heart.
"I'm his liege," Duan Ling Tian said lightly.
Litty Fatty's small eyes emitted a sense of doubt as he sized up Xiong Quan and galloped his horse forward.
As far as he was concerned, a servant that could be subdued by Duan Ling Tian would surely not have a strength that was above Duan Ling Tian's...
"Boss, why don't we go look for my grandfather?" Little Fatty asked.
"Trust me, I'll kick you off your horse if you say another word!" Duan Ling Tian spurred his horse to move close to Little Fatty as he spoke.
Little Fatty's face went pale from fright as he hurriedly swung out the horse whip in his hand. "Go!"
The group of three galloped their horses into Fresh Breeze Town.
Fresh Breeze Town was bustling with noise and excitement as always, its roads filled with an unceasing stream of people and wagons.
However, the Li Family Estate seemed to be slightly quiet... in a state of mourning.
Duan Ling Tian took a deep breath as he entered the Li Family Estate with Little Fatty and Xiong Quan.
The Li Family members were currently gathered at the mourning hall.
Duan Ling Tian walked in and with a glance saw that Patriarch Li Nan Feng and all the elders had faces full of grief as they took turns to burn joss sticks and respectfully bow at the altar...
The Grand Elder's daughter that had been married off into another family had returned as well. She was kneeling down at the side with her children as she cried in grief.
"Duan Ling Tian!" Before long, Li Nan Feng and the Li Family elders noticed Duan Ling Tian. Although they should've been happy for his return, they just couldn't bring themselves to feel happy.
The Grand Elder had passed away.
The Li Family's greatest strength had fallen.
What would the Li Family do from now on?
"Patriarch, elders." Duan Ling Tian nodded towards Li Nan Feng and the elders before taking a few steps forward, grabbing a few joss sticks, and bowing towards Grand Elder Li Huo's memorial tablet.
"Grand Elder, you gave your entire life to the Li Family and were willing to remain here at Fresh Breeze Town instead of moving up in the world. It must have been hard on you." Duan Ling Tian gazed at Li Huo's memorial tablet with an expression that seemed slightly agitated.
Although he wasn't acquainted with Li Huo for long, Li Huo unceasingly helped him and tolerated his frivolous behavior. He had engraved all of this deeply within his heart.
He always had a sense of respect and reverence for Li Huo.
"Grand Elder, don't worry. I'll take revenge for you. After today, and Fresh Breeze Town's Fang Family will cease to exist." Duan Ling Tian respectfully placed the three joss sticks in the incense jar.
What Duan Ling Tian said in the end caused Li Nan Feng and the other Li Clan elders to be moved. Based on their understanding of Duan Ling Tian, he wasn't the type of person who like to boast...
But what was he relying on?
"Xiong Quan, follow me!" Duan Ling Tian's body trembled before nine ancient mammoth silhouettes condensed into form above him.
Spirit Serpent Movement Technique!
In the blink of the eye, Duan Ling Tian vanished before the eyes of everyone present in the mourning hall. Xiong Quan followed like a shadow right behind him with nine ancient mammoths silhouettes appearing above him as well.
"The strength of nine ancient mammoths! Duan Ling Tian he..." Li Nan Feng was stupefied. Even he, with his sixth level Core Formation cultivation, could only exert a force of eight ancient mammoths at full strength.
The elders of the Li Clan were stupefied as well. The current Duan Ling Tian had completely exceeded their wildest imaginations.
"Patriarch, even if Duan Ling Tian's strength is close to the seventh level of the Core Formation Stage, but it's still not enough for him to be that old goat's match." One of the Li Family elders spoke out.
"Don't worry. Didn't all of you see that he had another person with him?" Li Nan Feng obviously trusted Duan Ling Tian deeply. As far as he knew, Duan Ling Tian had never done anything he wasn't confident in.
No matter whether it was the battle with Seventh Elder Li Kun's son, Li Jie, or the battle with the Fang Family's Manager, Fang Qiang, they were both battles with endings that exceeded everyone's expectations.
"Patriarch, it isn't the same this time!"
Little Fatty Li Xuan had an anxious expression. "Patriarch, I'm guessing that the person following Boss had a cultivation similar to his and should not be a match for that old goat of the Fang Clan!"
"Why?" Li Nan Feng was dazed.
Firth Elder Li Ting looked at his son as well. "What the heck is going on? Hurry up and speak!"
"That person respectfully addresses Boss as his liege and is the boss's servant.... Do you all think that he...." Li Xian had a bitter smile on his face.
He hadn't even finished speaking before the expressions of Li Nan Feng and the Li Clan elders all went grim.
"Let's go!" Li Nan Feng took the lead and flashed out of the mourning hall. The other Li Family higher ups followed in suit.
"That Duan Ling Tian kid is really too rash!" Li Ting's expression sank.
"I even thought that the person he brought back would be strong enough to suppress that old goat of the Fang Family. I never would have thought that he was only a servant!" Li Nan Feng's voice was filled with worry.
"Hurry! If we're too late, then Duan Ling Tian will probably have no chance of surviving. Today our Li Family will fight a bloody battle with the Fang Family and take revenge for the Grand Elder! No regrets, not even in death!"
"The Grand Elder gave his entire life for the Family; now it's time for us to do something for the Grand Elder instead."
The Li Family elders were all extremely agitated.