Chapter 24: Violet Meteorite Flexible Sword
Translator: / KurazyTolanzuraytor Editor: Lucas
The next day, Duan Ling Tian once again arrived at the Grand Elder's residence.
"Kid, what are you here for this time? You better not tell me you spent the thirty thousand silver I gave you yesterday."
Li Huo's face had an expression of vigilance the moment he saw him.
"Grand Elder, I'm not here to ask you for money... I actually want you to smelt this blade for me with your Pill Fire."
Duan Ling Tian smiled embarrassedly.
Then he withdrew the violet short sword from its sheathe.
"This is a sword made from Violet Ore, right? Kid, if I use my Pill Fire to smelt Violet Ore, it would melt and be vaporized as it's only a type of common metal."
Li Huo frowned.
"Grand Elder, are you really that confident? How about we make a bet?"
Duan Ling Tian smiled as he said this.
Li Huo gave Duan Ling Tian a disdainful glance. He knew that this kid wouldn't do something for naught, so he wouldn't be fooled by Duan Ling Tian.
But it did, however, rouse his interest towards the sword in Duan Ling Tian's hands.
Could it be that he misjudged it?
Li Huo quickly took the violet short sword in his hands.
His Origin Energy condensed into a milky white Pill Fire, covering the short sword...
After half an hour.
It could clearly be seen that.
More than half of the metal on the short sword had been vaporized, but the violet metal that remained instead changed into liquid form.
No matter how hard Li Huo tried, it was virtually impossible to vaporize it with his Pill Fire.
At this moment, Li Huo's face was drenched in sweat.
He waved his hand to put out his Pill Fire.
"Kid, is this a weapon crafting material?"
After all, Pill Fire was strong enough to be capable of vaporizing Fine Steel...
Thus, only a weapon crafting material would be able to withstand his Pill Fire and not be vaporized!
Duan Ling Tian lightly nodded.
"Can you tell me what material this is?"
Li Huo took in a deep breath as he asked this.
Duan Ling Tian did not conceal the truth.
Li Huo was shocked.
Although he was only a grade nine Alchemist, he had heard of the material called Violet Meteorite, which was treasured by weapons craftsmen.
"Kid, where did you get this sword?"
Li Huo asked before drawing in a deep breath.
"From the Li family weapon store... It cost me two hundred silver."
Duan Ling Tian said with a painful expression.
Two hundred silver coins?
The corners of Li Huo's mouth twitched.
Such a big piece of Violet Meteorite for only two hundred silver?
If he were to let those weapon craftsmen know, they might even feel like committing suicide!
Of course, Li Huo was aware that no ordinary person was capable of identifying unrefined Violet Meteorite.
"So that means that this sword was actually forged from Violet Meteoric Iron?"
Li Huo inquired.
"I didn't expect Grand Elder to know of Violet Meteoric Iron."
Duan Ling Tian was astonished.
"I saw it in some ancient books. Violet Meteorite is usually hidden inside Violet Meteoric Iron, so it's extremely difficult to be identified... Kid, how did you identify it?"
Li Huo glanced deeply at the youth, as if trying to see through him.
Unfortunately, he was bound to be disappointed.
Duan Ling Tian smiled mysteriously, but didn't answer Li Huo.
"Grand Elder, I still have matters to attend to, so I'll be taking my leave."
Receiving the Violet Meteorite from Li Huo, Duan Ling Tian immediately left.
"This kid seems completely different from before, as if he's another person entirely. Hmm, it must be all thanks to his grade seven Alchemist teacher."
Grand Elders murky eyes flashed with a bright light as he surmised this.
Duan Ling Tian returned from Grand Elder's residence with the Violet Meteorite. He arrived at his home without disturbing Ke Er, who was cultivating in her room. He instead went to see his mother to get her to accompany him outside of the Li family estate.
"Tian, you want to get a blacksmith to forge this metal into two swords?"
Looking at the violet-colored metal in Duan Ling Tian's hands, Li Rou's expression was filled with disbelief.
In her opinion, the volume of this metal was only enough to forge a dagger, and a small one at that.
"What, mom, you don't believe me?"
Duan Ling Tian smiled.
Li Rou shook her head.
The pair of mother and son quickly arrived at the Li family's blacksmith store.
An attendant greeted them as soon as they entered, bowing to Li Rou.
"Where's your manager?"
Li Rou nodded and subsequently asked.
"Haha! Such a rare sight... Ninth Elder, do you need anything from my smithy?"
A middle-aged man walked out from inside the weapon store.
The middle-aged man's laughter had a grand sound to it. He walked swiftly to stand in front of Duan Ling Tian and his mother.
"This must be young master Ling Tian, right?"
The middle-aged man glanced at Duan Ling Tian as he smiled lightly.
"Tian, this is Manager Long of our Li family's smithy. The Fine Steel Swords sold in the weapon store are all his works."
Li Rou said to Duan Ling Tian.
Duan Ling Tian smiled lightly towards the middle-aged man.
"Ninth Elder, you're treating me like a stranger. If you hadn't appealed to the Patriarch for me all those years ago, how could I possibly still remain in the Li family?"
The middle-aged man said. He couldn't help himself from sighing as we took a trip down memory lane.
"Li Long, you don't have to mention what happened all those years ago. The reason I'm here today is because my son needs your help to forge two swords."
Li Rou shook her head.
She look at Duan Ling Tian as she said this.
"Tian, Manager Li is the best blacksmith in the entire Li family. The Fine Steel Swords he forges are famous throughout Fresh Breeze Town, and the Fine Steel Swords forged by the other two families can't even compare to his.
Hearing what his mother said, Duan Ling Tian lightly nodded.
"Young master Ling Tian, what sort of sword do you want to forge?"
Li Long asked respectfully.
"Manage Long, I want you to forge two flexible swords from this piece of metal I have here. Make them as thin as you possibly can."
Duan Ling Tian revealed the fist-sized piece of Violet Meteorite in his hand.
"Flexible sword? Young master Ling Tian, to forge a flexible sword, the material must have high levels of malleability. Forgive me, but I'm unable to recognize the metal you're holding in your hand."
Li Long's eyes flashed as he said slowly this.
Li Rou's willow-leaf-shaped eyebrows slightly twitched and an expression of shock emerged on her beautiful face.
She knew extremely well of Li Long's capabilities, but even he was incapable of identifying the material in her son's hands...
Obviously, it was no common metal.
"Manager Long, you can go ahead and try forging it. Just make sure it comes out as thin as you can make it."
Duan Ling Tian smiled.
He must be kidding, right? In the entire Cloud Continent, there were hardly any metals that could compete in malleability against Violet Meteorite.
The reason that Violet Meteorite was a weapon crafting material pursued by many weapons craftsmen was because of its malleability.
"OK, I'll give it a try."
Li Long nodded as he received the Violet Meteorite.
Even he was interested in this piece of metal that he couldn't recognize.
"Young master Ling Tian, follow me to my private forge."
With Li Long in the lead, Duan Ling Tian followed him into an inner chamber inside the Li family's smithy.
The forge was fully equipped.
On the weapons rack in the corner were many Fine Steel Swords that shone with a cold light.
Under Duan Ling Tian's gaze, Li Long quickly took off his shirt, revealing his robust upper body.
He tossed the Violet Meteorite onto the hearth of the forge, allowing the flames to heat the metal.
Li Long bent down and started pulling on the bellows.
Causing the fire to burn to an extreme temperature...
After an hour, the Violet Meteorite finally showed signs of melting.
Li Long heaved a sigh of relief.
But he was extremely shocked in his heart...
Even Fine Steel wouldn't need more than half an hour to become soft under this temperature.
As far as he was concerned, this piece of metal was truly bizarre.
Of course, it also brought him a new challenge, causing his mood to become agitated.
After a moment, Li Long stood up.
Grasping his hammer, the muscles and veins in his arms bulged.
His hammer descended, furiously hammering on the softened Violet Meteorite.
Instantly, the Violet Meteorite changed into a pile of 'mud'.
"What good malleability!"
Li Long couldn't stop himself from exclaiming after seeing this.
"Young master Ling Tian, forging two swords will not be a problem!"
Li Long looked towards the nearby youth as he lightly smiled.
"I'll be troubling Manager Long."
Duan Ling Tian nodded.
The hammer in Li Huo's hand descended time after time, quickly dividing the Violent Meteorite into two.
The shape of two swords slowly formed.
Duan Ling Tian, who was watching from the corner, had a gaze of admiration when he looked at Li Long.
When forging a weapon, no matter if was it pulling on the bellows to control the temperature or to temper the metal by hammering, Manager Long did it all by himself.
Based entirely on this fact, it would be easy to conclude that he was an expert in forging.
Maybe it was because of this that he was able to produce the best Fine Steel Swords in Fresh Breeze Town.
Two hours later, Li Long completed the final step in the forging process, and the two flexible swords finally took their final forms.
Through the flames, two swords could be seen. Their bodies were glittering and translucent, thin as a cicada's wings.
Li Long lifted his hand and withdrew a Fine Steel Sword from the weapons rack.
He swung the flexible sword to meet the Fine Steel Sword head on...
The Fine Steel Sword split with a sound. It was like paper to the flexible blade.
"What a sword!"
Duan Ling Tian's gaze shone.
The level of Li Long's forging skill caused him to be lost in amazement.
Besides the lack of ability to amplify the power of attacks, the other characteristics of these two swords were comparable to that of something made by a grade nine Weapons Craftsmen.
"Young master Ling Tian, thank you."
Li Long respectfully bowed to Duan Ling Tian.
"Manager Li, why are you acting this way?"
Duan Ling Tian hurriedly bowed in response.
"I'm grateful that young master Ling Tian allowed me to forge such a rare metal. Until I have the chance to forge an even better material, these two swords will be my, Li Long's, greatest masterpieces!"
Li Long said excitedly.
Every blacksmith hoped that the weapon forged by them would be the best weapon.
Whoosh! Whoosh! Whoosh! Whoosh! Whoosh!
Duan Ling Tian swung the flexible sword made of Violet Meteorite like a gust of wind.
The weight of the flexible sword could be totally ignored, allowing him to execute Sword Drawing Arts with more ease.
A satisfied smile crept up on his face.
With this Violet Meteorite Flexible Sword, his strength would once again go up another level.
"Manager Long, do you have leather sword sheaths here? The type that can be used as a belt."
Duan Ling Tian looked toward Li Long as he asked.
"Young master Ling Tian, if you need this type of sword sheathe, I will personally make a customized one for you."
Li Long smiled.
His mood was elated after he successfully forged two swords that exceeded his past standards.
"Then I'll be troubling Manager Long again."
Duan Ling Tian hurriedly expressed his gratitude.