Chapter 222: Pei San
Translator: KurazyTolanzuraytor Editor: Lucas
"Yes." Third Prince and Fifth Prince hurriedly lowered their heads and replied.
At the instant they lowered their heads, their eyes flickered with dense killing intent.
This killing intent was naturally directed at Duan Ling Tian.
Third Prince looked at the Emperor and said respectfully, "Imperial Father, then I'll excuse myself."
"I'll excuse myself as well." Fifth Prince left as well.
The Emperor's gaze descended onto Duan Ling Tian for a moment, then it descended onto Princess Bi Yao for a moment, constantly moving between the two....
Duan Ling Tian was still fine and was able to stand there unfazed with a carefree expression; however, Princess Bi Yao's face was red with embarrassment. "Imperial Father, what're you looking at?"
"Hahahaha...." The Emperor laughed heartily for a while before stopping. "You two know each other?"
Princess Bi Yao nodded embarrassedly.
The Emperor looked at Duan Ling Tian and lightly smiled. "Commander Duan, you seldom come to the palace. Since you're acquainted with Bi Yao, then accompany her to walk around."
"Yes, your Majesty." Duan Ling Tian replied, before leaving the throne room with Princess Bi Yao.
The palace maids behind Princess Bi Yao followed then as well.
And Prime Minister Gu You Ting, who had been standing beside the Emperor and hadn't spoken all the time, now had a slightly sunken face, and his eyes flickered with a dense, fierce light.
He seemed like a fierce and malicious poisonous snake that was selecting its prey to swallow!
Compared to before, Princess Bi Yao was slightly awkward now. This was because she never thought that this youth she'd fallen for actually had such great ability.
Now that she was walking with the youth that was always in her dreams, she was instead embarrassed to the point that she didn't know what to say.
Duan Ling Tian felt the atmosphere to be slightly weird as well.
After accompanying Princess Bi Yao to walk for some time, Duan Ling Tian spoke first. "Princess, I still have matters to attend to. I'll be taking my leave first."
"OK." Princess Bi Yao lightly nodded, then she watched from afar as Duan Ling Tian left. Only then did she heave a sigh.
After Duan Ling Tian left the Imperial Palace, he shook his head and sighed. Even he didn't know what sort of feelings he had towards Princess Bi Yao.
However, he could be sure about one thing: Princess Bi Yao forcefully charging into the throne room to plead on behalf had made him feel slightly moved in his heart.
Although she wasn't of any help, this intention of hers was extremely hard to come by.
"Huu!" Duan Ling Tian let out a breath of air, then he returned to that spacious courtyard house that was the Embroidered Uniform Guard's residence.
"Commander, the Embroidered Spring Sabers you gave us...are they all grade eight spirit weapons?"
Duan Ling Tian had only just passed through the gate when he noticed Zhang Qian coming to greet him with an astonished expression. The gazes of the other 11 descended onto Duan Ling Tian as well.
They never imagined that Duan Ling Tian would be so extravagant!
"All of you only noticed now?" Duan Ling Tian smiled lightly.
"Commander, you didn't have to go to such an expense to request a grade eight weapons craftsman to refine all these spirit weapons. You spent quite a lot, right?" Zhao Gang said as well.
"It's just some small toys I casually refined myself, I only spent some money on materials." Duan Ling Tian casually said.
Instantly, all the 12 of them, including the Half-step Void Stage old man, were dumbstruck.
Their Commander was a grade eight weapons craftsman?
According to their knowledge, this Commander seemed to only be 19 in another one or two months.
An 18-year-old grade eight weapons craftsman, what sort of concept was that?
"Commander, if my feeling isn't wrong, these grade eight spirit weapons are all capable of providing an entire 20% amplification in strength...and are much better compared to spirit weapons refined by ordinary grade eight weapons craftsmen." The old man that killed Commander Xue Lu yesterday couldn't refrain from saying.
"Old Hong, you have a good eye." Duan Ling Tian lightly smiled as he nodded.
This old man was precisely one of the two Half-step Void Stage powerhouses that the Senior Marquis of the Divine Might Marquis Estate sent to him.
Now, the others were even more shocked when they heard the conversation between Duan Ling Tian and Old Hong.
They all withdrew their Embroidered Spring Sabers and seriously examined them for some time, and the result was they noticed that it was exactly as Old Hong said, they were capable of increasing an entire 20% of strength....
They couldn't help but be moved.
After all, an ordinary grade eight spirit weapon would at most provide an amplification close to 20% of strength, and one that was capable of providing a 19% amplification can be considered to be top quality.
The Embroidered Spring Sabres in their hands would absolutely be capable of being considered as extremities amongst top quality grade eight spirit weapons.
For a moment, a sense of reverence appeared within their gazes as they looked at Duan Ling Tian.
An 18-year-old Origin Core martial artist and grade eight weapons craftsman!
But it was unknown what expressions they would have if they knew that Duan Ling Tian was also a grade eight alchemist.
In next to no time, Duan Ling Tian looked at Zhang Qian.
"Zhang Qian, you and Zhao Gang go to all the large medicine stores within the Imperial City and search for these few types of medicinal materials." Duan Ling Tian withdrew a brush and paper, and wrote down a few types of medicinal materials and then passed the paper to Zhang Qian. "Mainly search their accounts from three years ago, and see if they remember who they'd sold those medicinal materials to...."
These few medicinal materials were all the main medicinal materials for the poison that the Emperor was infected with, and they were rarely used by anyone.
Duan Ling Tian's goal was to find out who was the one that poisoned the Emperor.
"Yes." Zhang Qian and Zhao Gang received their orders and left.
The Imperial Palace, outside a quiet and remote pavilion.
"Prime Minister Gu?" A hollow voice seemed to echo out from all directions. The voice was gloomy and without the slightest shred of emotion.
A black-clothed old man soundlessly appeared.
"Old Xue." Gu You Ting looked at the old man and lightly nodded.
"Prime Minister Gu, is there something you came looking for me for?" The black-clothed old man had a pair of muddy eyes, and his entire person seemed to reveal a ghastly sense. Coupled with his gaunt body, he seemed as if he would fall from being blown by the wind.
However, Gu You Ting instead knew that this old man's strength was extremely terrifying.
At least not inferior to his!
Gu You Ting sighed as he slowly said, "Old Xue, you have my condolences."
"Prime Minister Gu, what do you mean by this?" The ghastly aura on the old man seemed to become slightly deeper when he heard what Gu You Ting said.
"Old Xue, maybe you still don't know....Your grandson, Xue Lang's, Dantian was crippled by another, and he lost his entire cultivation." Gu You Ting's eyes flickered as he said this.
"What?!" The black-clothed old man's muddy eyes instantly flickered with a dense, bright light, and a terrifying killing intent enveloped Gu You Ting. "Prime Minister Gu, is what you're saying true?"
"Yes." Gu You Ting nodded.
"Who did it? Did my son take revenge for Lang?" The black-clothed old man's mood was slightly agitated.
"Old Xue....Your son is dead." Gu You Ting laughed bitterly.
The black-clothed old man didn't exclaim this time, but his gaunt body instead lightly trembled, and his voice was incomparably icy cold, as if it came from the depths of hell. "Prime Minister Gu, do you know who did it?"
"Old Xue, your son was precisely trying to take revenge for your grandson; however, in the end he wasn't able to take revenge, and he himself was killed in retaliation....The person that crippled your grandson and killed your son is precisely the same person!" Gu You Ting slowly said.
"Who is it?" The black-clothed old man raised his eyebrows and stared in anger, he was furious to the utmost limit.
"The Embroidered Uniform Guard Commander, Duan Ling Tian!" Gu You Ting slowly said, "Old Xue, you should return and see your grandson....I'm truly worried that since your son is dead, that Duan Ling Tian will be ruthless to your grandson!"
"He dares?" The black-clothed old man shouted in a low voice, and mixed within his tone was a breathtaking icy coldness.
Instantly, the black-clothed old man's figure trembled, and he vanished without a trace.
"Duan Ling Tian....I really want to see how you withstand this madman Xue's rage." The corners of Gu You Ting's mouth curled into a sneer from his plot being successful.
On the main street of the Imperial City inner city, Duan Ling Tian spurred his horse to walk in the front, and behind him, ten Embroidered Uniform Guards followed close behind.
The two old men were like two guardian deities, closely protecting Duan Ling Tian's sides.
Everywhere the 11 passed, all the passersbys would move to the side in avoidance.
"It's the Embroidered Uniform Guard!"
"He's the Embroidered Uniform Guard's Commander, Duan Ling Tian?"
"Oh my god! I even thought that the rumors were exaggerated. I never imagined Duan Ling Tian was really only a youth."
The passersbys that crowded around to watch discussed in whispers amongst themselves.
Duan Ling Tian naturally heard all these discussions, but he only shook his head and smiled and didn't take it to heart.
There was no lack of similar discussions all the way, and he'd already become accustomed to it.
"Go!" Right at this moment, a luxurious carriage approached straight at them with an extremely swift speed.
Duan Ling Tian frowned.
"Move!" The carriage driver was obviously extremely domineering, and he yelled as he swung the horse whip in his hand.
The carriage driver's eyes obviously had a sense of ridicule mixed within his as he looked at the pedestrians that fled in disorder to both sides of the road.
Before long, he noticed Duan Ling Tian's group.
"Hmm?" The carriage driver frowned, then he glanced at the standardized Valador Robes that Duan Ling Tian's group wore. He was vaguely aware that these people might not be simple, so he panicked in his heart as he hurriedly tightened the reins. "Halt!!"
The carriage stopped at a distance not even three meters from the horse under Duan Ling Tian.
"Ah Fu, why did you stop?" Right at this moment, a man's voice sounded from within the carriage.
"Third Young Master, there're a few army lords in front. Let's wait for them to pass first." The carriage driver looked at the youth who wore a Valador Robe and was slightly unconfident.
"What army lords?" A slightly impatient voice sounded out from within the carriage.
Before long, the carriage's curtain was pulled open, and a young man stuck out his head.
However, the young man's pupils couldn't help but constrict from this glance, and a sense of rage and sinister appearance appeared on his face when he saw the youth before him. "It's you!"
Duan Ling Tian was slightly stunned by the young man before him suddenly shouting out in surprise at him.
Do I know him?
Duan Ling Tian carefully sized up the young man that stuck his head out from within the carriage, and the memories within his mind flashed by swiftly.
In the end, an indistinct figure seemed to appear before his eyes, and it slowly merged with the person before him.
Two years ago, the scene outside Triumph City flashed within Duan Ling Tian's mind.
At that time, he was hurrying on the road to Triumph City when he encountered a youth and young girl that regarded human lives as something as worthless grass.
The youth and young girl both travelled on Ferghana Horses.
That time, he'd intentionally avoided them at the side of the road.
But unexpectedly, that young girl actually swung out her horse whip at him!
He's taught the young girl a lesson, and the youth stood up for the young girl and attacked him. In the end, the youth's arm was severed by him.
Only after that did Duan Ling Tian find out that the youth was Pei San, the third son of the Swallow Mountain County's County Governor.
"It's you." Duan Ling Tian recalled that the young man before him was precisely the Pei San that he severed an arm off two years ago.