Chapter 210: Duan Ling Tian's Discovery
Translator: KurazyTolanzuraytor Editor: Lucas
"Do you think that anything you can give us is able to make up for the lives of the 10,000 plus brothers of mine?" Another Captain spoke out with a cold and indifferent voice, and a dense killing intent was even emitted from him....
"If anything were to happen to me, aren't all of you afraid that my father will look for trouble with your border army?" Seeing that the 10 Captains were completely unmoved, Gu Xuan's face sank. Since his soft methods of persuasion didn't work, he tried the direct method of threats.
Instantly, all the Captains looked at each other before being unable to hold back their laughter.
"Young Master Gu, everyone knows that our general has allowed you to leave, and you've left Relentless Thriving City...Do you think that if you were to die outside, this incident would implicate our general?"
"Everyone would only think that you encountered bandits on your journey and lost both your life and money."
"So Young Master Gu doesn't have to be worried about our general."
The Captains mocked him one after the other in succession, causing Gu Xuan's expression to become even more unsightly as time passed.
He naturally knew that what these people said were true, and now he regretted it!
He shouldn't have left the border army's campsite. Even if he were to be utterly shameless, he still should have dragged out his stay at the border army's campsite and waited for the Crimson Wyrm Army to return together with them.
At the very least, he would be able to keep his life!
"No! Don't kill me!" Gu Xuan's face went deathly pale, and his eyes revealed deep dread.
But unfortunately, no matter how he begged for mercy, he still couldn't escape his fate of death under the hands of the 10 extremely enraged Captains in the end....
Even though he was a third level Origin Core martial artist, before 10 border army Captains that were fierce as tigers and wolves, he was still too weak to fight them.
Unsurprisingly, Gu Xuan was killed and his corpse buried in the wilderness, and it might not ever be found.
Deep into the night, at an inconspicuous corner of Relentless Thriving City's border army campsite, Duan Ling Tian smiled lightly as he said, "That was really quick of them."
Presently, there were two people standing before Duan Ling Tian, Zhang Qian and Zhao Gang.
Duan Ling Tian had only just heard of the matter of Gu Xuan being killed from Zhang Qian and Zhao Gang.
Maybe even those 10 border army Captain never imagined that everything they'd done was seen by Zhang Qian and Zhao Gang.
"Humph! That Gu Xuan's death isn't worth any pity." When Zhang Qian and Zhao Gang mentioned Gu Xian, they were extremely furious, as they were both Generals within the army and thus were extremely furious towards the matter of Gu Xuan leading over 10,000 border army officers to their deaths.
"Enough, the matter's already passed...You two can wait to watch the show three days from now." A sense of confidence appeared on Duan Ling Tian's face.
Three days later, Relentless Thriving City once again sent out their army to head towards the Southern Champion Kingdom to attack Southern Barbaric City!
Within the border army, more than half their numbers were occupied by foot soldiers. Thus, the combined army of the Crimson Wyrm Army and the border army, which formed a huge army of 100,000, required spending an entire day's worth of time to head to the Southern Barbaric City.
Duan Ling Tian galloped his horse forward with Nie Fen and He Wei An as they galloped at the front of the army.
They left early in the morning, and as the sun set west, the huge army of 100,000 arrived outside the Crosscut Mountain Range.
"Hmm?" The faraway Crosscut Mountain Range attracted Duan Ling Tian's attention.
This Crosscut Mountain Range seemed like it was forcefully split open by an almighty figure who exerted peerless strength.
"Brother Ling Tian, across this Crosscut Mountain Range is Southern Barbaric City. Tonight, we'll rest at the other side of the Crosscut Mountain Range," He Wei An reminded.
Duan Ling Tian nodded, and his gaze never left the Crosscut Mountain Range....
"What? Brother Ling Tian is interested in this Crosscut Mountain Range?" He Wei An asked, with a smile.
"I feel that the ravine in the middle of the mountain range doesn't seem to have been formed naturally." Duan Ling Tian lightly smiled.
"Brother Ling Tian, there's a legend within our northwest border...In the legend, a long, long time ago, there were once two experts that descended here, and they carried out a great battle that shook the heavens and earth! In the end, one of the experts struck out with merely one swing of his sabre to cleave this mountain range into two!"
"And the ravine at the center of the Crosscut Mountain Range, or in other words, this path, was precisely opened up by that expert with a swing of his sabre," He Wei An slowly said.
Duan Ling Tian nodded.
This legend in all likelihood was real,;moreover, the strength of that expert wasn't low!
"It's been an unknown amount of years since that expert did this...That expert's probably already turned into a pile of dirt by now," Duan Ling Tian said inwardly.
On the Cloud Continent, even an existence as formidable as a Martial Emperor, although possessing a very long lifespan, still had an end.
After walking past the ravine in the center of the mountain range, the huge army of 100,000 arrived at the other side of the Crosscut Mountain Range, and now the sky slowly dimmed down.
The huge army of 100,000 started constructing tents one by one on the spot.
Night descended onto the lands.
"Duan Ling Tian, sleep early; we still have to attack Southern Barbaric City tomorrow morning," Xiao Xun said to Duan Ling Tian, before returning to the tent and lying down to rest.
Xiao Yu followed him into the tent as well.
They were both slightly anticipating tomorrow's battle....
Duan Ling Tian, however, didn't feel sleepy.
Their tent was near the side of the Crosscut Mountain Range, and currently, Duan Ling Tian's gaze was directed at a nearby boulder.
Atop the boulder was a puddle of liquid. The liquid was vermillion red in color, and this was its pure color.
"This...." Duan Ling Tian walked over before touching a strand of the liquid and putting it close to his nose to smell it. "It's wine!"
Instantly, Duan Ling Tian noticed that the smell of the wine entered his nose and actually caused the Origin Energy within his body to roil....
"This isn't any ordinary wine!" Duan Ling Tian's pupils constricted, and he started searching through the lifetime's worth of memories of the Rebirth Martial Emperor for related records....
Within the Cloud Continent, wines that could affect Origin Enemy weren't too many, especially this type of wine that appeared in a remote forest on the mountains.
In the end, Duan Ling Tian set his sights on a type of wine...
Monkey Wine is ordinarily produced by the fierce beast Stone Monkey, and it's brewed by the Stone Monkeys from precious materials they'd gathered. It was extremely beneficial to the cultivation of any martial artist below the Void Stage!
Even within the two lifetimes that the Rebirth Martial Emperor experienced, he'd only encountered Stone Monkeys in five places, and he seized some Monkey Wine from them all five times.
Moreover, at that time his cultivation was already above the Void Stage, and he'd only seized the Monkey Wine from the Stone Monkeys to savor it.
"Looks like it's very likely there are Stone Monkeys within this Crosscut Mountain Range." Duan Ling Tian's eyes shone as he silently flashed out and searched forward. He noticed some sparse traces of Monkey Wine....
He guessed that there were Stone Monkeys that came here to drink Monkey Wine.
After a short while, Duan Ling Tian arrived at the foot of the mountain at a side of the Crosscut Mountain Range.
Presently, Duan Ling Tian was extremely far from the place the huge army of 100,000 was garrisoned.
"Young Master!" Two figures silently appeared beside Duan Ling Tian, and they were slightly curious. What was the Young Master doing here so late in the night?
Could it be that he wanted to enter the Crosscut Mountain Range?
"Zhang Qian, Zhao Gang, how much do you know of this place?" Duan Ling Tian asked them.
Zhang Qian pondered for a moment before saying, "Young Master, according to my knowledge, within this Crosscut Mountain Range, there are groups of wild animals and the number of fierce beasts is not low... There might be Nascent Soul Stage fierce beasts here!"
"As expected." Duan Ling Tian nodded, and his gaze shone.
Looked like his guess wasn't wrong, and there surely was quite an amount of Stone Monkeys within this Crosscut Mountain Range, even to the extent there might be a troop of monkeys.
"My luck isn't bad." A smile appeared on the corners of Duan Ling Tian's mouth, as Monkey Wine was extremely beneficial to him at the moment.
If he was able to obtain some Monkey Wine, he would be confident in directly breaking through to the ninth level of the Core Formation Stage!
Even breaking through to the Origin Core Stage wouldn't require much time!
"Zhang Qian, Zhao Gang, come with me." Duan Ling Tian's entire body flashed out as if transforming into an incomparably swift spirit serpent as soon as he finished speaking. He directly flashed up the Crosscut Mountain Range.
Even though Zhang Qian and Zhao Gang didn't know why Duan Ling Tian would be interested in the Crosscut Mountain Range, they still followed him.
Their duty was to protect Duan Ling Tian.
They naturally encountered many wild animals and fierce beasts upon entering the Crosscut Mountain Range, but they were easily killed by Duan Ling Tian's group of three.
After they continued going in deeper, they couldn't see wild animals anymore. Everything that pounced at them were fierce beasts, and even with Duan Ling Tian's current strength, he still felt pressured.
However, with the presence of Zhang Qian and Zhao Gang, their forward speed never slowed down.
Eventually, Duan Ling Tian noticed traces of the Stone Monkeys within a spacious gorge.
The Stone Monkey was different from an ordinary monkey, as its build was extremely small and its speed was swift as a bolt of lightning.
An adult Stone Monkey at least had a strength at the Origin Core Stage...And some stronger Stone Monkeys were even comparable to Nascent Soul martial artists!
That year, Rebirth Martial Emperor encountered a few troops of Stone Monkeys, and the Monkey King within two of those troops were existences that had stepped into the Void Prying Stage and had already transformed into Demon Beasts.
"I will not be so misfortunate, right?" Duan Ling Tian said inwardly.
Presently, Duan Ling Tian was concealed atop a large tree at the entrance of the gorge.
Zhang Qian and Zhao Gang followed beside Duan Ling Tian as well.
Meanwhile, the two of them noticed the whereabouts of the Stone Monkeys and had bewildered expressions. "Young Master, what monkeys are these? Why do I feel their sizes are much small than ordinary monkeys?"
"Stone Monkeys!" Duan Ling Tian said.
"What? Stone Monkeys?" Zhang Qian and Zhao Gang's pupils constricted when they heard what Duan Ling Tian said.
Although they'd never seen a Stone Monkey before, they'd heard many rumors related to the Stone Monkeys.
The Stone Monkeys were formidable fierce beasts, and most importantly, they knew how to brew a type of spirit wine called Monkey Wine.
If this type of spirit wine was consumed by a martial artist below the Void Prying Stage, it would be extremely beneficial to his cultivation, and the lower the cultivation, the larger the benefit.
Such as martial artist at the Core Formation Stage, he would very likely directly break through one or two levels after consuming the Monkey Wine!
"Never had I imagined that there were actually Stone Monkeys existing within the Crosscut Mountain Range."
"Moreover, they're so well concealed." Zhang Qian and Zhao Gang's gazes shone as thoughts regarding the Monkey Wine arose within their minds.
"Don't be careless. Based on my current observation, there's a troop of Stone Monkeys within this gorge...And there might even be a Monkey King amongst them!" Duan Ling Tian's face was serious, as he wasn't so optimistic like Zhang Qian and Zhao Gang.
"Monkey King?" Obviously, Zhang Qian and Zhao Gang didn't know much about the Stone Monkeys.
"A Monkey King might be a fierce beast, but it also might be a Demon Beast! Even if it's a fierce beast, it would absolutely be an existence at the same level as a Half-step Void Stage martial artist," Duan Ling Tian slowly said.