Chapter 66: Hidden Dragon List
Translator: / KurazyTolanzuraytor Editor: Lucas
"Then I'll wait and see."
The old mean deeply glanced at Duan Ling Tian.
"But for the next two months, I hope grandfather stops any weapon refining... Or else, once the Weapon Flame loses control, even I will be powerless."
Duan Ling Tian had a serious expression.
"Ok, I'll give you two months' time."
The old man nodded in agreement.
Duan Ling Tian lightly smiled before taking his leave.
"Fei, do you think what he said can be trusted?" the old man asked his granddaughter beside him.
"Grandfather, I have a feeling that he's very mysterious... I... trust him."
Li Fei lightly shook her head and her clear eyes had a light flash in them.
"Fei, it's the first time I've seen you trust an outsider so much. Looks like it isn't one-sided between the two of you...Tell Grandfather, when did you start to like him?"
The old man smiled.
"Grandfather, I don't like him. I'm ignoring you..."
Li Fei blushed from being ashamed, then she directly returned to her room.
"This Duan Ling Tian is really not bad, and he even saved Li Fei's life before. Maybe..."
The smile on the old man's face disappeared as he lightly muttered to himself, seeming to be pondering about something.
In a quiet room.
Duan Ling Tian sat cross-legged on his bed and consumed an Origin Gathering Pill.
Then he began cultivating.
Nine Dragons War Sovereign Technique, Raging Python Form!
The medicinal strength of the Origin Gathering Pill transformed into a warm current, flowing into Duan Ling Tian's body.
Duan Ling Tian guided the warm current with the Raging Python Form mental cultivation method, circulating it around his body as he tried his best to develop Origin Energy.
Even with Origin Gathering Pills, the development of Origin Energy wasn't something that could be completed in a short period of time.
Until late at night, Duan Ling Tian still had no obvious progress...
Duan Ling Tian understood that the increase of his cultivation wasn't something that could be accomplished in a single night.
As such, he stopped cultivating after a while and went to sleep.
He slept until the sky was bright.
The following few days peacefully went by.
Life went on with a planned rhythm...
Every morning, Duan Ling Tian would cultivate his Spirit Serpent Movement Technique in the courtyard.
In the afternoon, relying upon the medicinal liquid concocted from the three-hundred-fifty-year-old Blood Lingzhi, he increase the cultivation of his defensive martial skill, Greater Teleportation.
At night, he consumed the Origin Gathering Pill and cultivated the Nine Dragons War Sovereign Technique to develop Origin Energy.
His movement technique, the Spirit Serpents Movement Technique, had already broken through the threshold and stepped into the Mastery Stage earlier when he saved Li Fei.
Presently, when executed it, Duan Ling Tian's speed was swift to a shocking degree, but it was still a distance away from stepping into the Perfection Stage.
His defensive martial skill, Greater Teleportation, had the assistance of the medicinal liquid concocted from the three-hundred-fifty-year-old Blood Lingzhi, so it advanced at a tremendous pace.
Duan Ling Tian was confident in cultivating his Greater Teleportation to step into the Mastery Stage within two months.
As for his cultivation, as time went by, due to the abundant cultivation experience of Rebirth Martial Emperor, Duan Ling Tian had already sensed the feeling of Origin Energy inside him.
He believed that it wouldn't take him long before being able to successfully develop his Origin Energy.
The flight of time was like a fleeting, white pony's shadow flashing past a crevice.
A month later.
"Young Master, I've broken through."
The young girl in light green clothes walked out from her room and lightly smiled to the youth in the courtyard.
The youth was cultivating his movement technique.
After hearing what she said, he stopped and stood there.
The Origin Energy flickering on the young girl's hands cause the youth to be stunned.
The young girl's natural talent had once again shocked him.
"Ke Er, from today onwards, you can officially start cultivating the sword skills of the Frost God's Sword Technique.
Ke Er's breakthrough was slightly out of Duan Ling Tian's expectations.
Duan Ling Tian was happy for her.
According to what Ke Er said, she only consumed seven Origin Gathering Pills before successfully completing her breakthrough.
According to the memories of Rebirth Martial Emperor, In terms of natural talent, Ke Er's present speed in breaking through to the Core Formation Stage would be ranked in the top even in the entire Cloud Continent.
Up till now, Duan Ling Tian had already consumed nine Origin Gathering Pills, and was only halfway to the Core Formation Stage.
It would still be some time before he would be able to complete the final breakthrough!
Of course, this didn't mean that Duan Ling Tian's natural talent was inferior to Ke Er's.
After all, they both cultivated different cultivation methods.
Even though Ke Er broke through to the first level of the Core Formation Stage, in terms of strength, she wasn't any different from an ordinary first level Core Formation martial artist.
So she was far from being comparable to the current Duan Ling Tian.
The two beauties at home went out to buy groceries, leaving Duan Ling Tian alone.
He was greeted an unexpected guest.
The guest proclaimed himself to be from the Xiao Clan, and he came to send an invitation card.
The invitation card had an air of dominance. On the front page, a five-clawed godly dragon was weaved with silver threads. It had a lifelike appearance.
Duan Ling Tian had only just opened the invitation card and had not even read it when...
"Looks like you received the Hidden Dragon Invitation."
A young girl wearing light violet clothes with a devilish body and an angel's face slowly walked into the courtyard.
"Little Fei, what's a Hidden Dragon Invitation?"
Duan Ling Tian looked at the young girl with a puzzled expression.
"Every year, Aurora City holds a gathering for the young geniuses of Aurora City's clans. Only our Aurora City's three great clans' youths who seized the top five positions in their respective clans' Martial Meet are qualified attend the gathering. Young geniuses from the other clans will also be attending, but those families only have one allocated place.
"This gathering is hosted by the three great clans of Aurora City on a rotation basis, and this year is the Xiao Clan's turn to host," Li Fei explained.
"What's the point of this gathering?" Duan Ling Tian asked.
"To re-rank the Hidden Dragon List."
Li Fei lightly smiled as her clear eyes flashed with a trace of burning desire.
"Hidden Dragon List?"
Duan Ling Tian was stupefied.
In his memories, since arriving at the Li Clan a few months ago, he seemed to have heard someone mention this Hidden Dragon List before.
But he didn't try to understand it in detail.
He didn't know what this Hidden Dragon List was.
"The Hidden Dragon List is a ranking list aimed at ranking the younger generation geniuses of Aurora City in terms of strength. The ranking is considered to have an extremely high worth. The individuals who are listed are all the most outstanding young geniuses of Aurora City... For example, our Li Clan's Li Feng, who was the champion of last year's Clan Martial meet, was the third youth genius in last year's Hidden Dragon List.
"The Xiao Clan sending out the invitation cards means that the Hidden Dragon List will be re-ranking the placements... In the gathering, the young geniuses of Aurora City will gather to interact and spar. In the end, based on personal strength, the new Hidden Dragon List will be made," Li Fei explained.
Duan Ling Tian nodded as he finally understood.
He opened the Hidden Dragon Invitation and read it.
The gathering date was three days from now.
The venue was in the Xiao Clan's Estate, on the Star Observation Platform.
Duan Ling Tian casually threw the Hidden Dragon Invitation aside as he yawned.
"You...what are you doing?"
Li Fei was dumbstruck.
After all, most people were fighting with all they had just to obtain an invitation, but they weren't qualified.
But this guy just threw the Hidden Dragon Invitation aside like throwing trash.
Suddenly, as if he had thought of something, Duan Ling Tian asked Li Fei, "Right, you said earlier that there were only five Hidden Dragon Invitations in the Li Clan?"
"Yeah, not anyone can receive a Hidden Dragon Invitation."
Li Fei's tone sounded slightly complacent and she had an expression that said "you're ignorant."
"So it could be said that each Hidden Dragon Invitation has an extraordinary value?"
Duan Ling Tian's eye shone.
"Of course, almost every youth of the younger generation in Aurora City wants to participate in the yearly young genius gathering, but because the Hidden Dragon Invitation's threshold is too high, they can only be denied entrance at the door. After all, as long as a young genius is able to participate in the gathering, even if they are unable to be ranked on the Hidden Dragon List in the end, they will still be able to experience the demeanor of the other young geniuses, maybe even gaining benefits from it and allowing their own cultivation to break through."
Li Fei had an 'it goes without saying' expression.
She quickly noticed Duan Ling Tian picking up the Hidden Dragon Invitation.
She naturally thought that after hearing what she said, Duan Ling Tian started to take the Hidden Dragon List ranking gathering seriously.
But who knew that he instead muttered to himself.
"After hearing what you said, this Hidden Dragon Invitation should be worth a lot of money, right? Looks like I can think about holding a private mini auction to sell off this Hidden Dragon Invitation. Who knows, I might be able to get some money out of it... Yes, I'll do it like this."
"You...You...Could it be that you have no intention whatsoever to be ranked on the Hidden Dragon List?"
After hearing what Duan Ling Tian said, Li Fei was so angry that her breathing became rapid.
In her opinion, including her, as long as it was a young genius of Aurora City, who wouldn't want to be ranked on the Hidden Dragon List?
Being ranked on the Hidden Dragon List was an extremely great honor.
Someone on that list could even possibly leave their name behind in Aurora City, allowing the future generations to look at it with reverence.
This Duan Ling Tian, however, seemed to think that it was beneath contempt.
"It's only some fame and reputation, so I'm not interested."
Duan Ling Tian shook his head, not caring one bit.
In his previous life, as the strongest weapons specialist on Earth, he carried tons of honor and glory and was too high to be touched.
Towards this sort of reputation, he had long since been indifferent to it.
After hearing what Duan Ling Tian said, Li Fei had a complicated gaze.
What kind of man was this? His age wasn't old, but he seemed to contain boundless life experiences.
Duan Ling Tian seemed to have thought of something as he hurriedly asked, "Right, I nearly forgot. Little Fei, the Hidden Dragon list ranking, does it have any prizes? For example, the first ranked can obtained some valuable medicinal material or precious items..."
Li Fei's serious expression was instantly destroyed by Duan Ling Tian. She was at a loss on whether to laugh or cry.
"Of course there are prizes. People ranked inside the top ten of the Hidden Dragon List will be able to obtain corresponding prizes...These prizes are provided by Aurora City's three great clans, and they're even better than the prizes from the earlier Clan Martial Meet."
"Why didn't you tell me earlier?"
Duan Ling Tian glanced at Li Fei with a slightly blaming gaze as he put away the Hidden Dragon invitation as if it was a precious treasure.
"You didn't ask."
Li Fei gave Duan Ling Tian a disdainful glance.
"Looks like you don't understand this future husband of yours enough. Yes, we should exchange our feelings more... Come, come in my room to exchange."
Duan Ling Tian greedily sized up Li Fei's hot body as he grinned.
Li Fei was so ashamed that she turned around and fled.
"In three days, I'll come find you. We'll go to the Xiao Clan Estate together," she said as she left.
"This little girl is getting more and more attractive..."
Duan Ling Tian took a deep breath. The burning sensation that came from his lower regions slightly eased up.
He wished he could catch up to her and "punish" her on the spot.