Chapter 142: Divine Might Marquis Estate
Translator: KurazyTolanzuraytor Editor: Lucas
"No... it can't be... how could he possibly be able to produce 5,000,000 silver!" Xiao He's expression became extremely unsightly when he gazed at the stack of silver in Ye Lun's hand. He was unwilling to believe that all of this was real.
Now even he realized that he had fallen for the violet-clothed youth's trap! However, deep within his heart, he still wasn't willing to believe that this youth was really a Grade Nine Alchemist.
Of course, this mostly came from him not accepting the fact that he was surpassed!
Only he knew how much hard work he expended in order to become a Grade Nine Alchemist at the age of 20. He wasn't willing to believe that there was someone within the younger generation in Crimson Sky Kingdom with natural talent that surpassed his!
Duan Ling Tian's brows slightly raised. He naturally noticed the change in Xiao He's expression, but there wasn't a trace of pity within his heart. Today, if it wasn't for this Xiao He picking a fight with him, he would have already accepted some assignments and started making money.
When completing an assignment of the Alchemist Guild, one is able to choose between points-based compensation and monetary-based compensation. Duan Ling Tian came here precisely to accept assignments and make money.... As for the Alchemist Guild points, when he was in Aurora City, he 5,000 points from Su Mo, and that was sufficient for now.
Since Xiao He incited the matter of his own accord, then he would have to pay the price for his actions. 5,000,000 silver was precisely the price Xiao He had to pay!
Actually, even Duan Ling Tian didn't expect that he would actually encounter such an unexpected joyful event when he came to the Alchemist Guild's main guild; it completely exceeded his expectations. He was going to obtain 5,000,000 silver without needing the slightest effort!
He wished he could encounter such a good opportunity a few more time.
Seeing that all of the gazes of the people present had descended on his body, the corners of Duan Ling Tian's mouth held a smile as he raised his hand with his palm facing upwards.
A strand of milky white Pill Fire instantly sprouted out of Duan Ling Tian's hand and slowly flickered...
At this moment, the entire Alchemist Guild lobby was deathly silent. Everyone's gazes were upon the Pill Fire on Duan Ling Tian's hand, and they couldn't return to their senses even after a long while.
Grade Nine Pill Fire!
If it was only a Grade Nine Pill Fire, it wouldn't be sufficient to cause surprise in them. However, when the Grade Nine Pill Fire appeared on the hand of an 18-year-old youth, it was sufficient to cause them to be so surprised that they wouldn't be able to sleep for a few days...
An 18-year-old Grand Nine Alchemist... what kind of monster was this?!
Ye Lun was the first to react. His eyes narrowed as he stared at Duan Ling Tian and a slight smile appeared on the corners of his mouth. Never had he thought that there was actually such an outstanding alchemist within their Crimson Sky Kingdom!
This is the real genius alchemist!
Xiao He was utterly incapable of comparing with him!
Subsequently, the people present reacted, and for a moment the entire lobby was filled with the sounds of exhaling breaths of cold air that rose and fell unceasingly...
"An 18-year-old Grade Nine Alchemist. I wonder which clan he's from?!"
"Yeah, such a genius alchemist is virtually a new record in our Crimson Sky Kingdom. Even our Alchemist Guild's main guild's Guild Master, an existence that's from the Azure Forest Imperial Kingdom, allegedly only became a Grade Nine Alchemist when he was nearly 20."
"In other words, this youth's natural talent is even more monstrous than the Guild Master's during his youth! And his future accomplishments might even possibly surpass the Guild Master's?"
"The Guild Master is the one and only Grade Six Alchemist within our Crimson Sky Kingdom. Since this kid surpassed him, doesn't that mean that he has a chance to become a Grade Five Alchemist?"
"Monster! Monstrous talent!"
The surrounding crowd was not one bit stingy on their praises of Duan Ling Tian.
Some of the people's gazes descended onto Xiao He and they couldn't help but shake their heads. They knew that at the instant that violet-clothed youth condensed a Grade Nine Pill Fire, the genius halo atop Xiao He became a thing of the past; it was now history.
This violet-clothed youth was the one that truly deserved being acknowledged as the most gifted genius alchemist within the younger generation of the Crimson Sky Kingdom!
Xiao He didn't even amount to scraps in front of him!
Xiao He's body was trembling. He had recovered from the shock and quickly noticed the gazes full of pity that were upon him. At this moment, he felt his heart tremble!
One year ago, how awe-inspiring he was when he became a Grade Nine Alchemist at the age of 20! But now he was surpassed by an even younger youth, and had even lost 5,000,000 silver to the youth.... All of this made him feel too ashamed to show his face!
As far as he was concerned, the gazes from the surrounding people were more like gazes that were ridiculing and mocking him!
"Vice Guild Master, I'll get someone to send the 2,000,000 silver over to you later." Xiao He's voice was hoarse and deep. He swept Duan Ling Tian with a cold gaze and memorized Duan Ling Tian's appearance before leaving the Alchemist Guild, only leaving behind these words.
If Xiao He were to find out that Duan Ling Tian's current appearance was only the product of his disguise, it was a mystery as to what his expression would look like.
The people present all knew that it probably wouldn't take long for today's matter to spread through the entire Imperial City. At that time, Xiao He would really lose face!
"Kid, here's your 10,000,000 silver." Ye Lun took out another 2,000,000 silver from his own pocket, combined it with the 8,000,000 silver already in his hand, and passed it over to Duan Ling Tian.
"Thank you, Vice Guild Master!" Duan Ling Tian put away the silver and lightly smiled to Ye Lun.
"Hmm?" Meanwhile, Duan Ling Tian noticed that there were a few gazes filled with greed on him that were coming from the surrounding crowd.
The corners of Duan Ling Tian's mouth curled into a sneer.
Targeting his money?
"Kid, let's go have a chat inside. How about it?" Ye Lun looked at Duan Ling Tian and invited with a light smile.
Duan Ling Tian nodded before leaving the Alchemist Guild lobby with Ye Lun to enter to the rear hall.
"Kid, what's your name?" Ye Lun asked Duan Ling Tian.
"Ling Tian." Duan Ling Tian didn't reveal his full name, and this name was precisely his name during his previous life.
"Ling Tian? Surnamed Ling, named Tian.... What a good name!" Ye Lun praised as his eyes emanated a brilliant light. "Kid, are you interested in joining our Alchemist Guild? As long as you're willing to join, the Alchemist Guild will go all out in fostering you. In the future, you'll even have the chance to head to the Azure Forest Imperial Kingdom's Alchemist Guild and experience an even vaster world!"
As far as Ye Lun was concerned, this was an extremely huge temptation, and the youth before him probably wouldn't refuse.
"Forgive me, Vice Guild Master, I have no intention of joining the Alchemist Guild." Duan Ling Tian faintly shook his head.
"Then that's really unfortunate." Ye Lun was stunned for a moment before returning to his senses. He didn't try to force Duan Ling Tian.
He was able to notice that although the youth before him was young, his eyes emitted a sense of wisdom, and he was absolutely not someone who would change his decision on a whim.
"Vice Guild Master, if there's nothing else, then I'll be taking my leave," Duan Ling Tian said to Ye Lun before leaving the rear hall.
Upon noticing Duan Ling Tian arriving at his counter, the young man behind the counter in the lobby took a deep breath and didn't dare neglect him in the slightest. "May I know if you're posting or accepting an assignment?"
"Accepting an assignment. Let me take a look at your assignment folders," Duan Ling Tian said with a light smile.
The young man didn't expect that Duan Ling Tian would be so friendly and felt slightly overwhelmed from the unexpected attitude as he hurriedly passed over the folder to Duan Ling Tian.
"Thank you." Duan Ling Tian smiled to the young man before starting to flip through the assignment folder.
Most of the assignments within the folders related to the refinement of grade eight medicinal pills, and although there were quite a few assignments requiring grade nine medicinal pills, the compensation was extremely low.... Duan Ling Tian had no interest whatsoever in such low compensation.
Before long, Duan Ling Tian arrived at the one of the first few folders among the assignment folders.... An assignment that was posted 3 years ago.
Cavalry Grand General, Divine Might Marquis, Nie Yuan.
Cure the poison of the Divine Might Marquis Estate's Senior Marquis!
The Senior Marquis was infected with the Void Stage Demon Beast Dark Nether Mink's poison...
A Demon Beast is a type of formidable beast that surpasses fierce beasts, similar to how a fierce beast surpasses a wild animal.
Only a fierce beast at the ninth level of the Nascent Soul Stage and who breaks through to the Void Stage after surviving the Six-Nine Lightning Tribulation will undergo a metamorphosis and transform into a Demon beast!
"Dark Nether Mink wouldn't attack humans under ordinary circumstances.... Looks like it's probably the Senior Marquis who provoked it, and as a result was bitten by it!" Through the memories of Rebirth Martial Emperor, Duan Ling Tian obtained quite the understanding of the Dark Nether Mink.
"This assignment's reward..." Duan Ling Tian's gaze descended upon the back of the folder.
The Divine Might Marquis Estate will satisfy any condition that is within their power by the person who completes this assignment.
"This generation's Divine Might Marquis seems to be that Cavalry Grand General or whatever again.... I wonder what his status is like within the Imperial City," Duan Ling Tian thought in his heart. He then asked the young man behind the counter, "May I know what sort of figure this Cavalry Grand General, Senior Grand Marquis Nie Yuan is?"
Unexpectedly, however, admiration and veneration was aroused in the young man upon hearing what Duan Ling Tian said. "Divine Might Marquis Nie Yuan Grand General is a figure similar to a God of War in our Crimson Sky Kingdom, and along with his majesty the Emperor, he holds control over half of the military might of the kingdom. As for the Divine Might Marquis Estate, its status within the Crimson Sky Kingdom is not one bit inferior to the large clans like the Xiao Clan."
"Besides that, the Divine Might Marquis himself is allegedly a Void Stage powerhouse with a strength not one bit inferior to the 18 County Governors of the Crimson Sky Kingdom!" the young man slowly said.
Duan Ling Tian was shocked, as he originally thought that the Divine Might Marquis Estate was just any other ordinary Grand General Estate, but never had he imagined that it would have such a background.
"Right, how do the Duan Clan and the Xiao Clan compare with each other?" Duan Ling Tian asked.
The young man lightly smiled as he said, "The Duan Clan and the Xiao Clan are both equally famous large clans of the Imperial City."
"Thank you." Duan Ling Tian nodded before closing the folder and passing it back to the young man.
"Didn't find a suitable assignment?" the young man asked.
"No." Duan Ling Tian lightly smiled and left after saying goodbye to the young man.
The young man couldn't help but sigh as he saw Duan Ling Tian's figure disappear into the distance. "What demeanor! Not arrogant nor conceited.... Unlike that Xiao He, whose alchemist natural talent is only ordinary compared to his but is fond of putting on airs."
Duan Ling Tian had only just left the Alchemist Guild when three figures slowly walked out of a nearby street and followed him.