Chapter 81: Spiritual Force
Translator: KurazyTolanzuraytor Editor: Lucas
"This Duan Ling Tian is a complete madman! Even if I wanted to invite Guild Master Su for food, he might not even do me the favor, but he actually directly asked Guild Master Su to not think of getting free food."
Li Qiang had a strange expression as he pricked up his ears and listened.
As far as he was concerned, Duan Ling Tian was going to get into trouble...
"Kid, don't worry; I've already eaten. You take your time and eat, I'll wait for you."
Su Mo's calm voice sounded, causing Li Qiang to be thunderstruck.
How could this be possible!?
Instantly, thousands of questions arose in his heart.
This Duan Ling Tian, wasn't he just a Branch Family disciple?
Why would the Aurora City Alchemist Guild's Guild Master, the only Grade Eight Alchemist in Aurora City, be so courteous to him?
He couldn't figure it out.
But he had already come to a decision in his heart.
No matter what, he would absolutely not offend Duan Ling Tian...
After Duan Ling Tian finished eating, he started guiding Su Mo.
An afternoon passed, and the shocked expression on Su Mo's face had never ceased.
He noticed that this sixteen year old youth knew more than him, and his understanding towards a Grade Seven Alchemist was even at a level that was difficult for him to reach.
If it wasn't for him being a youth, Su Mo would probably plan to directly take him as his master.
Although it was only an afternoon, Su Mo benefitted greatly.
He was convinced that so long as he came here for a few more days, the threshold that had bewildered him for so long would undoubtedly be broken, enough for him to smoothly become a Grade Seven Alchemist.
Before leaving, Su Mo had a serious expression as he asked Duan Ling Tian, "Kid, what grade is your teacher?"
In his opinion, the reason why Duan Ling Tian had such vast knowledge was surely because of the great teacher he had.
Moreover, this teacher was far from being someone a Grade Seven Alchemist could compare to...
No, even a Grade Six Alchemist, Grade Five Alchemist, or even a Grade Four Alchemist, they might not be able to educate such a disciple.
In his heart, an insane guess arose.
But he still wanted to double check.
"Even I don't know what grade my teacher is. I was lucky to see him refine a medicinal pill. At that time, the Pill Fire he condensed from his Origin Energy was a violet flame... Right, surrounding the violet flame, there was a strand of silver edging intertwined," Duan Ling Tian said in all seriousness, as if it was all true.
"Violet Silver Pill Fire?"
Su Mo's pupils constricted.
He had once gone through some ancient records in County City's Alchemist Guild. On it was a record of the various grades of an alchemist in Cloud Continent.
The Pill Fire of a Grade Three Alchemist was violet and its surroundings were intertwined with copper edges...
It was called Violet Copper Pill Fire!
Whereas a violet Pill Fire with its surroundings intertwined with silver edges, that would be Violet Silver Pill Fire.
It was the Pill Fire of a Grade Two Alchemist!
Grade Two Pill Fire!
Instantly, Su Mo felt as if the sky was about to fall!
Grade Two Alchemist...
"Kid, are you certain your teacher's Pill Fire is violet? And its surroundings has silver edges?"
Su Mo's chest was rising and falling like bellows.
Even at the time he condensed his Pill Fire when he was young and became an alchemist, he wasn't this excited.
"Of course I'm certain. Oh, right... Teacher told me once that he came from some 'foreign lands' and that he happened to come here to relax, and it so happens that he noticed my natural talent was good, thus he took me as a disciple."
Duan Ling Tian seemed to have thought of something as he spoke.
Su Mo's pupils constricted.
He had already guessed it earlier, but after hearing what Duan Ling Tian said, he confirmed his suspicions.
He was confident that the term 'foreign lands', not to mention Duan Ling Tian, even the Supreme Elders of the three great clans of Aurora City knew nothing of it.
The only reason he knew was that he had read some ancient records in the Alchemist Guild.
Duan Ling Tian being able to speak of the term proved that he wasn't lying.
In this instant, he felt his scalp go numb.
The violet-clothed youth who stood before his eyes seemed to become incomparably noble...
The disciple of a Grade Two Alchemist!
He was confident now.
If this matter were to be spread, even his majesty, the emperor of the Crimson Sky Kingdom, would probably have to go out of his way to build a good relationship with this youth.
A disciple that a Grade Two Alchemist liked, his future accomplishments would certainly be extraordinary.
Suppressing the excitement in his heart, Su Mo was slightly perturbed as he asked, "Kid, where's your teacher? I wonder if I can have the fortune to meet him."
"My teacher is away for the time being. He asked me to patiently gain experience by myself and said that he would come back to visit me every now and then... If you want to meet him, when he comes the next time, I'll ask him to meet you."
Duan Ling Tian's brows slightly twitched.
"Thank you, little brother."
Su Mo had an expression filled with excitement. Even the way he addressed Duan Ling Tian changed.
Duan Ling Tian continued, "It's a small matter; my teacher dotes on me the most. He said that out of all the disciples he took in this lifetime, my natural talent was the best... He also said that those other Senior Brothers and Senior Sisters that are at that 'foreign lands.' they can't even compare to a finger of mine. Heh, at that time, the way he spoke even made my face red..."
Su Mo's expression froze, but he deeply agreed.
What a joke.
In terms of natural talent, a sixteen-year-old Grade Nine Alchemist, even in the entire 'foreign lands', would still be a rare existence.
Su Mo, however, didn't notice that at this moment, the corners of Duan Ling Tian's mouth were slightly twitching.
He seemed to be forcefully holding back a smile.
"Little brother, I wonder if you're interested in joining our Alchemist Guild. I guarantee that once you join, you will certainly get the best treatment... In the future, even his majesty, the emperor of the Crimson Sky Kingdom, wouldn't dare to even breathe loudly in front of you," Su Mo said to Duan Ling Tian, his tone filled with temptation.
"Seems to be not bad."
Duan Ling Tian lightly muttered.
Su Mo's eyes shone.
It looked like it might be possible!
"But my teacher said that I can't casually tell others about him, and that I can't use his identity to make others pave the way for me... He wants me to carve my own path because only then will I have the qualifications to be a true powerhouse."
Duan Ling Tian heaved a sigh.
"I've told you so much; it's already considered as violating my teacher's orders... Geezer, you better not tell another soul of what I told you just now, or else I'll tell my teacher that you forced me to tell you everything the next time he comes."
As he finished speaking, Duan Ling Tian's eyes emitted a trace of a cunning smile.
Su Mo's face turned completely green.
"Little brother... Don't, please don't... Just take it as I never asked. Since your honored teacher said so, you must honor and respect his teachings, and please don't get me into trouble..."
Su Mo was slightly struck with panic.
Su Mo was crystal clear of what a Grade Two Alchemist represented.
Besides having superb medicinal refining skills, alchemists were also extremely formidable powerhouses of the Martial Dao.
These powerhouses were omnipotent!
At this moment, he had a lingering fear in his heart.
Because before today, a thought once momentarily appeared in his mind...
After Duan Ling Tian assists him to become a Grade Seven Alchemist, he would take care of Duan Ling Tian and seize back his Alchemist Guild points.
But when he looked at it now, he felt lucky that his reason and conscience had defeated this crazy thought.
Or else, once something happened to Duan Ling Tian, no matter how he cleaned up after himself, with the resources of a Grade Two Alchemist, it would exceedingly easy for his teacher to get to the bottom of things.
At that time, he could imagine what his end would be like.
"Don't worry, little brother, I will absolutely not tell another soul of what you've told me today. Also, if you need anything, feel free to let me know. As long as it's within my power, I will certainly not refuse."
Su Mo had a serious expression as he pledged sincerely.
"Geezer, you're too courteous... But since you're so enthusiastic, then I'll be candid: I really do require some materials lately. These materials aren't available in Aurora City. I wonder if you can help me obtain some."
Duan Ling Tian wrote it all down in a piece of paper before handing it over to Su Mo.
Su Mo lowered his head and read.
A total of five materials, two of which he had heard of, and they were both medicinal materials that were very rare and extremely valuable. He had no clue about the other three materials.
"I'll gather these materials as fast as possible and I'll send them to you as soon as they're gathered."
Su Mo assured Duan Ling Tian in a serious manner.
"Then I'll thank you in advance."
Duan Ling Tian lightly smiled as he expressed his gratitude.
Only after Su Mo left did Duan Ling Tian have a broad grin on his face.
Everything he made up earlier were measures he used to protect himself...
As for 'foreign lands' and the Pill Fire of a Grade Two Alchemist, they were all things he found out of from Rebirth Martial Emperor's memories.
Using it to intimidate people, there would utterly be no one that would doubt it.
After all, it was impossible for even the Supreme Elders of the three great clans of Aurora City to know of these things, let alone a Branch Family disciple of Aurora City's Li Clan.
Su Mo knew of it only because he was a part of the Alchemist Guild.
The main branch of the Alchemist Guild was in the 'foreign lands'.
"I hope that Geezer can gather those five materials as soon as possible, because only then can I inscribe the Blood Crescent Inscription. Although it isn't as strong as the Blood Explosion Inscription on the Spirit Weapon of Aqua Mist City's He Clan's Supreme Elder, it is nearly comparable."
Duan Ling Tian's eyes flickered with a cold light.
The art of inscription was extensive and profound.
An inscription master, however, was different compared to alchemists and weapons craftsmen.
The latter two required their cultivation to attain a certain level before being able to condense Origin Energy into a Pill Fire or a Weapon Flame to refine medicinal pills or spirit weapons.
The former only had a requirement towards Spiritual Force.
As long as the inscription master had sufficient Spiritual Force and was able to obtain the materials required, no matter how formidable the inscription may be, he would be able to inscribe it...
Origin Energy, in the eyes of inscription masters, was only a tool to inscribe and activate inscriptions.
The Spiritual Force stemmed from the soul.
Maybe it was due to him having traveled through to this world, or maybe it was because he had merged with the memories of the Rebirth Martial Emperor.
Duan Ling Tian's soul was terrifyingly strong.
By means of estimation, based on Rebirth Martial Emperor's memories, Duan Ling Tian could almost be sure that his current Spiritual Force was sufficient to be compared with an Origin Core martial artist's.
But unfortunately, in Cloud Continent, only Martial Emperor Stage powerhouses were able to fight using Spiritual Force
Or else, with Duan Ling Tian's current Spiritual Force, it would be sufficient to easily pulverize any martial artist below the Origin Core Stage.
It was precisely because of Duan Ling Tian's shocking Spiritual Force that as long as he had sufficient materials, he could inscribe inscriptions that only an Origin Core Stage inscription master could inscribe.
Just like the Blood Crescent Inscription he planned to inscribe.
The Blood Crescent Inscription was the inscription with the strongest might among the inscriptions he was currently capable of inscribing.
"It'll be different now that I broke through to the Core Formation Stage and developed Origin Energy. I can now use Origin Energy to inscribe, so as long as my Spiritual Force can fulfill the requirements of the inscription, I can easily inscribe it."
Thinking up to this point, a smiled appeared on the corners of Duan Ling Tian's mouth.