Chapter 96: Farewell's Near at Hand
Translator: KurazyTolanzuraytor Editor: Lucas
Every dragon has a reverse scale. Touch it and one will absolutely die!
Ke Er was precisely Duan Ling Tian's reverse scale...
Noticing Duan Ling Tian's gaze, Li Guang's eyes turned cold as he shouted in a low voice, "Duan Ling Tian, so what if I'm talking nonsense? Do you really think that just because you're the leading figure in Aurora City's younger generation, you can look down upon me?"
"I'm not sure about others, but you... I really do look down upon you."
The corners of Duan Ling Tian's mouth curled into a sneer.
"You're courting death!"
Li Guang's expression greatly distorted as he roared.
He swung out his fist that was filled with raging Origin Energy, and it flashed in full fury straight towards Duan Ling Tian while whistling through the air.
Above him, six ancient mammoth silhouettes condensed into form.
Fourth level Core Formation martial artist!
Li Guang attacked with full force right at the get go. His attack was utterly ruthless.
"Fourth level of the Core Formation Stage? No wonder you're so arrogant..."
Duan Ling Tian's gaze slightly focused as he took a step forwards before sweeping his hands out.
Whoosh! Whoosh! Whoosh!
Instantly, fist and palm silhouettes suffused with Origin Energy swept out, seeming to transform into layers of mist.
Dragon's Finishing Touch!
Duan Ling Tian's finger tore through the air accompanied by a piercing howl as it descended upon Li Guang's fist, which was approaching in full fury.
In the blink of an eye, six ancient mammoth silhouettes appeared above Duan Ling Tian.
The clear sound of a bone breaking sounded.
Instantly, Li Guang emitted a shrill cry, then his body trembled and flew out seven or eight meters like an arrow that had left the bowstrings, before crashing onto the ground in a sorry state.
Subsequently, Li Guang clasped his finger bone that had shattered and rolled on the floor while emitting heart-rending cries; it was as if he would never feel exhausted...
Li Yuan was dumbstruck.
Duan Ling Tian had stepped into the second level of the Core Formation Stage?
As far as he knew, the reason Duan Ling Tian had a fleshly body that possessed an extra strength of two ancient mammoths in the past was because of him consuming a Spirit Fruit.
At present, Duan Ling Tian was able to draw upon the energy of heaven and earth to condense six ancient mammoth silhouettes...
There was only a single possibility.
Duan Ling Tian had stepped into the second level of the Core Formation Stage!
"Brother Guang, are you alright?"
Returning to his senses, Li Yuan quickly walked over and supported Li Guang up.
Duan Ling Tian walked up with quick strides to arrive in front of Li Guang and looked at him with an icy cold gaze. "Keep a low profile if you're incapable.... And remember well what I said today: however strong you are, there will always be someone stronger!"
After he finished, Duan Ling Tian ignored Li Guang's gloomy expression and eyes that seemed to be emitting flames as he walked off in large strides.
A martial artist at the fourth level of the Core Formation Stage was nothing to the current him.
He, who was currently at the second level of the Core Formation Stage, possessed an entire seven ancient mammoths worth of strength when fully exerting himself, and was comparable to a fifth level Core Formation martial artist.
Earlier, when he blasted Li Guang away, he held back and use one ancient mammoth's strength lesser than what he was capable off.
Otherwise, Li Guang injuries would only be worse.
Duan Ling Tian had only just entered his home when the two little pythons flashed over and dropped onto his shoulder, flicking their tongues as they licked his cheeks in an intimate manner.
"Little guys, we've only not seen each other for a day and you're already missing me?"
Duan Ling Tian's face emitted a smile as he looked at the two little pythons.
However, in the next moment, his smile froze.
Because he noticed that the two little pythons were staring at his Spatial Ring...
"I even thought that you two little guys really missed me... But I didn't expect that all you two missed were the Origin Increasing Pills in my Spatial Ring."
Duan Ling Tian derided as he realized what the two little pythons really wanted.
After withdrawing two Origin Increasing Pills and tossing them over to the two little guys, Duan Ling Tian let them go play by themselves.
Subsequently, Duan Ling Tian walked over to Ke Er's room's door and after noticing that Ke Er was still cultivating, he returned to his own room.
After consuming an Origin Increasing Pill, Duan Ling Tian started cultivating as well.
Nine Dragons War Sovereign Technique, Raging Python Form!
Presently, Duan Ling Tian was charging towards the third level of the Core Formation Stage.
Due to the uniqueness of the Raging Python Form, after he stepped into the second level of the Core Formation Stage and finished tempering his body with Origin Energy, Duan Ling Tian's fleshly body's strength had increased to a degree comparable to the strength of five ancient mammoths.
Combined with his Origin Energy, which was comparable to the strength of two ancient mammoths, he possessed a strength of seven ancient mammoths.
Once he breaks through to the third level of the Core Formation Stage, he will possess the strength of eight ancient mammoths. And if he once again completes the body tempering using Origin Energy for the third level of the Core Formation Stage, he will be able to possess the strength of nine ancient mammoths...
At that time, his strength would easily annihilate any sixth level Core Formation martial artist and would be approaching the strength of a seventh level Core Formation martial artist.
Deep in the night.
Duan Ling Tian exhaled a mouthful of foul air before ceasing to cultivate.
Walking out of his room, he noticed that food was almost ready and thus sat down at the table and waited.
After a short moment, the whole family sat around the table and enjoyed a meal.
Duan Ling Tian gulped down a mouthful of food before saying, with a light voice, "Mom, I plan to head to Iron Blood City with Xiao Yu next month."
"Going to the Genius Camp?" asked Li Rou.
"Mom, how did you know?"
Duan Ling Tian was stunned.
"Young master, Big Sister Fei Fei had long since told us about it and asked us to be mentally prepared ...She said that during the youth gathering earlier, she noticed you being extremely interested in the Genius Camp and said you would probably go there."
Ke Er lightly smiled as she spoke.
A strand of warmth flashed through Duan Ling Tian's heart.
Never had he imagined that Li Fei had already helped pave the way for him.
He originally thought that he would need to take some time and appease the two beauties at his home.
"Tian, you're all grown up; remember to take good care of yourself when you're outside... No matter what happens, you must always put your safety above all else," Li Rou slowly said.
"I know, Mom." Duan Ling Tian nodded.
The young girl puckered her mouth as she lightly said, "Young Master, Ke Er doesn't want to part with you..."
"Silly girl, I'm only going for a year. After a year, I will certainly obtain the qualifications to study in the Paladin Academy... At that time, I will bring you and mom both to the Imperial City." Duan Ling Tian smiled as he spoke.
All of this was something he had planned.
Since he was leaving next month, besides cultivating, Duan Ling Tian got busy as well.
Firstly he inscribed the thirty Blood Crescent Inscriptions for Tang Ying.
Duan Ling Tian planned to exchange these thirty Blood Crescent Inscription for a promise from Tan Ying, a promise that for the year when he left Aurora City and was at Iron Blood City, Tang Ying would ensure his family's safety...
"Duan Ling Tian, we're assassins, not bodyguards." Tang Ying laughed bitterly.
"I was originally going to ask you for 3,000,000 silver for these thirty Blood Crescent Inscriptions, but now I'm not asking for any payment... Besides this, during the time I'm away, our partnership would still continue as I'll ask Ke Er to take over and concoct the Six Treasures Body Tempering liquid for you..."
Duan Ling Tian frowned. "If you're unwilling, then forget it. I'll find someone else to partner with and sell the Six Treasures Body Tempering Liquid... Hmm, I bet the Alchemist Guild and Weapons Craftsmen Guild would be interested in these thirty Blood Crescent Inscriptions."
"Stop! I'll promise."
Tang Ying laughed bitterly, In the end, he still chose to compromise.
Only now did Duan Ling Tian leave in satisfaction.
Afterwards, he went to see the Li Clan's Patriarch, Li Ao.
He still remembered that Li Ao owed him a favor.
"Patriarch, that day during the Clan Martial Meet, when you asked me to admit defeat to Li Qing, you made me a promise. Do you remember?"
Duan Ling Tian didn't beat around the bush.
"Of course I remember. Why? Do you have something you need my help with?" Li Ao asked.
"I will be heading to Iron Blood City to enter the Iron Blood Army's Genius Camp next month... I hope that during the time I'm gone, Patriarch can ensure the safety of my family," said Duan Ling Tian.
"You want to enter the Iron Blood Army's Genius Camp?"
Li Ao frowned. "Duan Ling Tian, once you enter the Genius Camp, you will only have a slim chance of surviving... Have you thoroughly considered this?"
Duan Ling Tian nodded.
"I promise you."
Li Ao agreed to the promise.
Aurora City, Alchemist Guild.
"Kid, I was just about to go look for you."
Noticing Duan Ling Tian's arrival, Su Mo face was glowing and full of smiles.
Duan Ling Tian's gaze focused, and he was slightly surprised. "Geezer, you... broke through?"
Su Mo lifted up his hand with his palm facing up, and a gold Pill Fire flickered for a moment before vanishing. "I just broke through the day before yesterday."
Duan Ling Tian smiled.
"It's all thanks to you that I was able to break through... After becoming a Grade Seven Alchemist, I've already applied for being recalled back into the County City. I'll be leaving in a few days, and this mess in Aurora City will be taken over by someone else."
When Su Mo spoke about the Aurora City's Alchemist Guild, his face was filled with dislike.
"You said earlier that you were about to go look for me. You wanted to say your farewells?"
Duan Ling Tian's eyes flickered. He was slightly surprised.
Su Mo nodded before saying, "Is there something you came to see me for?"
"I came to say my farewells as well... I'll be leaving Aurora City next month. I'll be heading to Iron Blood City to participate in the Iron Blood Army's Genius Camp test. And through the Genius Camp's training, I'll obtain the qualifications to study in Paladin Academy," Duan Ling Tian slowly said.
"Paladin Academy is indeed a good choice. With your natural talent, it won't be hard to become outstanding in Paladin Academy..."
Su Mo nodded.
He already knew that everything Duan Ling Tian did was to abide by his teacher's instructions to gain experience, and as such he didn't dare throw out the Alchemist Guild's olive branch at Duan Ling Tian.
"Geezer, I hope we can meet again in the future."
Duan Ling Tian said his farewells to Su Mo before leaving the Alchemist Guild.
Su Mo sent Duan Ling Tian out the door and watched as his figure slowly faded into the distance. His eyes flickered with heartfelt gratitude.
It was all thanks to Duan Ling Tian that he was able to become a Grade Seven Alchemist in such a short period of time.
With his departure being near at hand, Duan Ling Tian didn't leave the Li Clan Estate anymore; he only cultivated.
He took his time to properly accompany his mother and Ke Er...
The day of farewell approached and got closer day by day.
"Fei, I'm going out for a while."
The old man's voice sounded from outside the room's door.
Hearing this, Duan Ling Tian's eyes shined brightly as he glanced at the young girl in front of him, sizing up her hot figure...
"Little Fei, you can't escape today!"
Duan Ling Tian grinned widely, causing the young girl to seem nervous, and her face blushed a bright red.
A night's time passed quickly.
Duan Ling Tian only woke up at dawn the next day.
Looking at the beautiful red rose that had bloomed on the bedsheets, the corners of his mouth curled into a light smile.
And when his gaze fell upon the beauty beside him, the smile on the corners of his mouth grew even wider, and his eyes were filled with tender affection.
The beauty was still deeply asleep, and her drop dead gorgeous face was directly facing Duan Ling Tian, causing him to be infatuated for a time.