Chapter 93: Three Months Later
Translator: KurazyTolanzuraytor Editor: Lucas
"Means the same as guard commander."
Duan Ling Tian explained.
"You! Do you even know what the guard commander of the Violet Tulip Trading Company represents?"
Li Qin was slightly exasperated.
"What does it represent?"
Duan Ling Tian was slightly curious.
"There were only a total of seven guard commanders in the entire Violet Tulip Trading Company, and every single guard commander is a Void Stage powerhouse! While they guard the Violet Tulip Trading Company, they also obtain the various resources of the Violet Tulip Trading Company, such as grade seven medicinal pills, grade seven spirit weapons, and a wealth that they and their families can't spend within their lifetime."
Lin Qi was slightly agitated as he spoke.
"Are you finished? That's all?" Duan Ling Tian asked.
Noticing Duan Ling Tian's unperturbed expression that seemed like he wasn't one bit concerned made Li Qi unable to help himself from glaring. "Don't you realize that all of these things aren't something you can get from being a Li Clan elder for your entire life... What, even this doesn't attract you?"
"Tell your aunt I'm not interested."
Duan Ling Tian shrugged with a light smile.
"You... you really plan to be a Li Clan elder for the rest of your life?"
Lin Qi was astounded.
"Who said I want to be a Li Clan elder?"
Duan Ling Tian shook his head as he slowly walked away, only leaving behind a single sentence to Lin Qi. "My ambitions aren't within the boundaries of the Crimson Sky Kingdom!"
Ambitions not within the boundaries of Crimson Sky Kingdom?
Li Qin was dumbfounded.
He dreamt occasionally, and in those dreams he would always see himself becoming the Guard Commander of the Violet Tulip Trading Company, or the County Governor of one of the 18 counties in Crimson Sky Kingdom before laughing himself awake.
As far as he was concerned, these were all his wild wishes.
Duan Ling Tian, however, actually said his ambitions weren't within the boundaries of the Crimson Sky Kingdom.
This was an utter disregard to all the things he dreamt of.
"Maybe it was precisely his broad ambitions that allowed him to achieve his current cultivation level at such a young age... Compared to him, I'm virtually an ignorant fool."
A bitter smile filled the corners of Lin Qi's mouth.
At this moment, he seemed to have understood many things.
Duan Ling Tian, however, didn't know that Lin Qi's entire life would change tremendously just because of that single sentence he spoke.
Of course, this was a story for some other time.
Duan Ling Tian's life gradually quieted down.
His days were spent routinely cultivating the Nine Dragons War Sovereign Technique, Dragon's Finishing Touch, and Spirit Serpent Movement Technique, as well as concocting medicinal liquids and refining medicinal pills...
In private, Duan Ling Tian flirted with Ke Er on one day and Little Fei on the other.
His days passed by in a leisurely fashion.
Time flew by and in the blink of an eye, three months had passed.
During these three months, Duan Ling Tian's strength had undergone earth-shaking changes.
His cultivation had advanced a stage to step into the second level of the Core Formation Stage. Furthermore, the process of tempering his body with Origin Energy had already been completed, and he was in the progress of charging towards the third level of the Core Formation Stage.
Dragon's Finishing Touch was officially cultivated to the Perfection Stage.
With the assistance of large quantities of medicinal liquids concocted from Blood Lingzhi, Greater Teleportation also officially stepped into the Perfection Stage.
However, Duan Ling Tian seemed to have been trapped in a bottleneck that seemed nearly impossible to break through, and thus his Spirit Serpent Movement Technique had not improved after so long.
As for Ke Er, her cultivation had already stepped into the third level of the Core Formation Stage half a month ago, and she cultivated the high grade Profound Rank martial skill, Freezing Sword, that supplemented the Frost God's Sword Technique to the Mastery Stage.
Besides that, her defensive martial skill, Stealth Substitution, and her movement technique, Profound Rippling Steps, both had been cultivated to the Perfection Stage.
Ke Er's natural talent in the Martial Dao once again astounded Duan Ling Tian...
As for Li Fei, Duan Ling Tian gave her the second Spirit Containment Pill he refined that day and let her cultivate a new top cultivation method after dispersing her Origin Energy into the Spirit Containment Pill.
The cultivation method he passed on to Li Fei was called Galactic Star Technique. It was a cultivation method that was cultivated by one of Rebirth Martial Emperor's best friends, Stellar Martial Emperor. Its might was on par with Frost God's Sword Technique and the Demonic Beauty Divine Technique.
In terms of martial skills, Li Fei had already been cultivating high grade Profound Rank martial skill since the beginning, and as such, Duan Ling Tian didn't pass anything on to her.
After dispersing her Origin Energy and re-cultivating the new cultivation method, her cultivation stepped into the second level of the Core Formation Stage and was on the verge of breaking through into the third level of the Core Formation Stage.
Duan Ling Tian had once asked his mother about her cultivation, but she would always smile it off while emitting a sense of mysteriousness, causing Duan Ling Tian to have no way of knowing.
However, Duan Ling Tian was convinced that his mother's cultivation had absolutely far surpassed her previous cultivation!
Duan Ling Tian sat in the courtyard as he teased the two little pythons on the table beside him.
In the past three months, the two little pythons had swallowed down plenty of medicinal pills that Duan Ling Tian refined, allowing their strengths to improve and step into the ninth level of the Core Formation Stage. They were now only a step away from the Origin Core Stage.
"Two little freaks."
The corners of Duan Ling Tian's mouth curled into a bitter smile as he looked at the two little pythons.
Who would have thought that in Duan Ling Tian's house, the strongest wasn't him nor Ke Er, and even wasn't his mother, but instead it was these two variant little pythons.
Half a month ago, Duan Ling Tian took the two little pythons deep within the Misty forest as a means to probe their strength, and with great difficulty he finally found a fierce beast at the ninth level of the Core Formation Stage that wasn't afraid of the Snow Python's aura that lingered on the two little pythons' bodies. To his surprise, however, the two little pythons easily penetrated the fierce beast's body and killed it...
The horns on their heads utterly ignored the tough and tensile leather on the fierce beast's body.
Suddenly, a voice sounded from outside the courtyard.
The hot-bodied young girl was wearing a light violet dress as she quickly walked into the courtyard before sitting opposite Duan Ling Tian. She teased the two little pythons as she said, "Rascal, make a trip to the Misty Forest with me."
Duan Ling Tian's gaze was utterly fixated on the young girl's well developed pair of jade hills as he swallowed a mouthful of saliva.
"Stinking rascal, what're you looking at!"
Li Fei glared at Duan Ling Tian before continuing, "I just broke through and want to try out my strength on some fierce beasts..."
"You've broken through?"
Duan Ling Tian was stupefied.
Li Fei nodded with a smile. "Grandfather said that my fast progress was all thanks to the high purity Origin Increasing Pills you refined, and if it was Origin Increasing Pills refined by ordinary alchemists, even if I cultivated the Galactic Star Technique, I would still need another half a year before being able to break through."
"Of course, don't you know who I am?"
Duan Ling Tian smiled complacently. "In terms of medicinal effect, my Origin Increasing Pill with over 90% purity is at least twice as effective as the Origin Increasing Pills sold in Aurora City's trade market... Under the same absorption circumstances, compared to others who consume ordinary Origin Increasing Pills, your cultivation speed should be twice as fast."
"I know you're great, egomaniac!" Li Fei rebuked.
She could still remember how upon learning of the medicinal effect of Duan Ling Tian's Origin Increasing Pill, her grandfather was dumbstruck for a long long time before finally regaining his senses and actually swearing...
That was the first time in her life that she saw her grandfather so discomposed.
When she finally found out from her grandfather about what a purity of over 90% really represented, even she was shocked.
According to her grandfather, an Origin Increasing Pill costed 5,000 silver in Aurora City's trade market.
However, the Origin Increasing Pill Duan Ling Tian refined would easily be able to go over 100,000 silver for merely one pill...
"Ke Er's cultivating, so let's not disturb her and go ourselves," Duan Ling Tian said to Li Fei.
After notifying his mother, Duan Ling Tian glanced at the two little pythons that were looking at him with anticipation and said, while glaring, "You two little guys behave yourselves and stay at home. If you dare to follow me, I'll cook the two of you in a pot of snake soup!"
As long as he brought the two little pythons along into the Misty Forest, it would be nearly impossible for him to encounter any fierce beasts... Unless it was a high ranked fierce beast, other fierce beasts would hide the moment they noticed the aura emanating from the two little pythons.
The two little pythons nodded their heads with wronged expressions, seemingly beginning to be able to understand what Duan Ling Tian meant. They then coiled up the large tree in the courtyard and looked on at Duan Ling Tian and Li Fei's disappearing figure with eager eyes.
It wasn't long before they forgot their worries and were happily coiling about the large tree...
Misty Forest. Duan Ling Tian had already come here at least ten times, and thus was extremely familiar with it.
"Rascal, let's go slightly deeper in this time."
Li Fei was slightly excited; even her face was flushed.
"Going in deep is fine, but you must not leave my line of sight."
After entering the Misty Forest, Duan Ling Tian's expression became more serious.
Li Fei rolled her eyes at Duan Ling Tian.
In the beginning, it was hard for her to understand how the youth usually was fearless and did whatever he wished without restraint, but after entering Misty Forest, he would instead advance gradually and carefully.
Now she had become accustomed to Duan Ling Tian's vigilance.
She didn't know, however, that it was utterly Duan Ling Tian's instinct...
An instinct he developed from his years of life as a member of the Special Forces and a mercenary.
Once he entered Misty Forest, his nerves would be slightly tenser as he vigilantly scanned the surroundings for safety's sake.
In his previous life, this instinct had saved his life not less than ten times.
"Eh, something's not right."
After being in the inner area for some time, Duan Ling Tian and Li Fei didn't encounter not one fierce beast.
Duan Ling Tian's expression became heavy.
Suddenly, two incomparably fast figures flew down from the sky and floated above Duan Ling Tian and Li Fei.
These were two middle-aged men that seemed to be worn out from a journey.
The middle-aged men wore black clothing. One of them had a stiff expression. The other middle-aged man had a hideous appearance and was emitting an evil and greedy gaze as he stared at Li Fei.
"Void Stage martial artists!"
Duan Ling Tian's heart trembled. He was unable to comprehend why a Void Stage powerhouse would appear in Misty Forest.
A Void Stage powerhouse was an existence that surpassed the Nascent Soul Stage.
"Flying... People can really fly..."
Li Fei was dumbstruck. Although she had heard of Void Stage martial artists and even knew that they had the ability to control the air and fly, when she really saw it, she still couldn't help herself from being shocked.
In the next moment, she noticed the lustful gaze of one of the middle-aged men, and her beautiful eyebrows frowned.
Just at this moment, Duan Ling Tian took a step forward and stood in front of Li Fei, fearlessly looking the Void Stage martial artist in the eye.
"A mere ant dares to stop me from looking at a beauty? Hmph!"
The Void Stage martial artist grunted coldly, condensing his sound into a line and blasting it into Duan Ling Tian's ears.
Instantly, Duan Ling Tian's eardrums quaked!
Duan Ling Tian's face turned pale as he spat out a mouthful of blood.
Only a mere cold grunt was already enough to injure Duan Ling Tian.
Li Fei's expression turned pale as she hurriedly went to support Duan Ling Tian.
Duan Ling Tian took a deep breath as he continued to protect Li Fei behind him before once again looking at the Void Stage martial artists with a ghastly and firm gaze.