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In the Situ Clan’s residence in Windfall Nation’s capital.
Bai Li Hong had already long prepared himself for the arrival of the Azure Cloud Mansion’s people so he had cooperatively drawn out the disguise Duan Ling Tian had disguised himself in before passing the portrait to Yun Dong.
Although the three portraits were drawn by three different people, they were all the same.
“I heard that… that Duan Ling Tian who possesses the Devilseal Tablet is actually your junior brother?” After keeping away the portrait, Yun Dong shifted his gaze to Bai Li Hong. His eyes were gleaming.
“Yes.” Bai Li Hong nodded. This was something everyone knew so there was no need for him to hide it.
“Do you know where he has gone?” Yun Dong asked in a deep voice. Although the main objective of his trip was to find his brother’s killer, he also wanted to find the Devilseal Tablet if it was possible.
“I don’t know.” Bai Li Hong shook his head.
Just as Yun Dong wanted to say more, a cold snort entered his ears. “Do you think the person who killed Yun Kun would let him go if he knows something? Don’t forget the purpose of our trip!”
These words came from none other than Jin Huo, the powerhouse that ranked in the top ten of Azure Cloud Mansion.
“Yes, Revered Elder Huo!” When Yun Dong heard Jin Huo’s voice that was laced with irritation, he no longer dared to dally. After casting an indifferent glance at Bai Li Hong, they all left.
However, Yun Dong was unaware Jin Huo had interrupted him not because he was getting impatient of waiting but because if Yun Dong had continued to ask, it would involve Duan Ling Tian.
His adoptive father was someone who stayed at the side of the Mansion Master of the Azure Cloud Mansion. He could even be considered as the Mansion Master’s right-hand man.
Rong Yuan, Elder Rong, was his adoptive father.
At that time, when news of the Devilseal Tablet had first spread to the Azure Cloud Mansion, he had also thought of coming to join the fun to see if he would be able to obtain the Devilseal Tablet. However, he was stopped by his adoptive father in the end.
Only at that time did he find out that Duan Ling Tian who had obtained the Devilseal Tablet was none other than the only son of the Mansion Master of Azure Cloud Mansion. This meant he was the Young Mansion Master of their Azure Cloud Mansion.
He had also asked his adoptive father why the Young Mansion Master would wander around outside, and the answer he obtained, in the end, was that the Mansion Master had intentionally let the Young Mansion Master roam outside to train.
Jin Huo who had learned that Duan Ling Tian was the Young Mansion Master of Azure Cloud Mansion, naturally, would not watch Yun Dong make things difficult for Bai Li Hong. That was their Young Mansion Master’s senior brother after all!
Naturally, Yun Dong was destined to be unaware of this, and Jin Huo had no intention of telling him about it either.
However, even Jin Huo did not expect the powerhouse who killed Yun Kun, Yun Dong’s younger brother, was none other than Duan Ling Tian, the Young Mansion Master of their Azure Cloud Mansion.
If he had known about this, he would not have followed Yun Dong here. Moreover, he would even denounce Yun Dong and interrogate him on why his brother, Yun Kun, would intentionally look for trouble with the Young Mansion Master. He might even kill Yun Dong if it was necessary!
Although Yun Dong was an official in the Azure Cloud Mansion, in his opinion, a mere operation point’s person-in-charge was no different from the lowest-ranking ordinary disciple in the Azure Cloud Mansion.
Duan Ling Tian was, naturally, unaware of Yun Dong and Jin Huo going to Windfall Nation. At this moment, he was at the critical juncture of breaking through!
That Spirit Pool that was like a little lake had depleted by half now. One could still faintly see Duan Ling Tian sitting cross-legged in the bottom of the lake. The liquified Heaven and Earth Spirit Energy had already reached his neck as well.
One could easily see the Heaven and Earth Spirit Energy was depleting rapidly. This also proved just how fast Duan Ling Tian’s cultivation speed was.
Indeed, how could Duan Ling Tian, who possessed 99 Saint Veins, not have a fast cultivation speed?
When the liquified Heaven and Earth Spirit Energy continued to deplete down to Duan Ling Tian’s abdomen, his body began to tremble suddenly. It began subtly before it turned more intense.
At this moment, the Sun True Origin inside Duan Ling Tian’s body had almost filled his Mud-ball Palace to the point of bursting.
The Mud-ball Palace was only possessed by a Saint Stage powerhouse. It was transformed by the Qi Sea.
True Origins were usually stored inside the Mud-ball Palace.
Currently, Duan Ling Tian had almost reached the edge of making a breakthrough. In his body, his True Origin was rapidly moving about like dragons in a frenzy. Every single one of their movements pounded viciously on the Saint Veins in his body.
All 99 Saint Veins vibrated. Duan Ling Tian began to feel pain in his nerves. It was due to this reason that his body was trembling violently. Although his entire body was in pain, he could still refrain from making a sound. However, he could not control the intense shaking of his body.
Without warning, the band on Duan Ling Tian’s head snapped, causing his hair to flutter even though there was no wind. One could faintly see a faint golden light in his fluttering long hair. It was apparent it was his Sun True Origin.
At the same time, a faint golden light also began to appear on Duan Ling Tian’s body. The golden light began to grow ceaselessly, and in the end, it even shrouded Duan Ling Tian’s entire being. It was as though he was cocooned in the golden light.
It was a cocoon shining with a golden light. After it grew to two-meter-long in diameter, it finally stopped growing.
Blob! Blob! Blob! Blob! Blob!
At this moment, the liquified Heaven and Earth Spirit Energy in the Spirit Pool that was down to Duan Ling Tian’s abdomen began to boil as it began to roil and foam continuously.
Soon after, the Heaven and Earth Spirit Energy disappeared in a span of more than ten breaths.
Naturally, it did not really disappear. Instead, it was devoured by the big golden cocoon that Duan Ling Tian was wrapped up in. The big golden cocoon was like a gluttonous kid as it finished absorbing the remaining liquified Heaven and Earth Spirit Energy inside the Spirit Pool in just a span of more than ten breaths.
“Elder Huo, what should I do now?” Duan Ling Tian muttered. He was sitting cross-legged inside the big golden cocoon. However, his eyes were already open. It was obvious he was talking to Elder Huo, the Three-legged Golden Crow, inside the Seven Treasures Exquisite Pagoda.
In fact, with the huge amount of True Origin he possessed, he could have made a breakthrough earlier.
However, just as he was about to break through, Elder Huo had stopped him.
“Make your breakthrough after I’ve passed the Golden Crow’s Wings, the basic Divine Ability of our Three-legged Golden Crow Clan, to you. At that time, when you’ve broken through to the Eminent Saint Stage, you’ll be able to cast the Golden Crow’s Wings! Naturally, prior to that, you must first consolidate the embryonic form of the Golden Crow’s Wing. It’s undoubtedly the best opportunity to do it now since there’s still a rich sense of liquified Heaven and Earth Spirit Energy available.” These were Elder Huo’s words to Duan Ling Tian.
When he heard of Elder Huo’s words, he was very skeptical initially. This was his first time hearing about the Golden Crow’s Wings after all.
However, after Elder Huo explained it to him, he began to understand what the Golden Crow’s Wings were.
That was the basic Divine Ability of the Three-legged Golden Crow Clan. It was an ability that could be mastered by someone who was not in the clan. Once it was cast, a pair of wings that resembled the Golden Crow would appear behind one’s back. As the pair of wings flap, one would be able to travel 1,000 miles away with just a thought.
Naturally, this was the ability of the Golden Crow’s Wings once it had reached a certain stage.
“As long you first consolidate the embryonic form of the Golden Crow’s Wings before you enter the Refined Saint Stage and establish your foundation, you’ll be able to cast the Golden Crow’s Wings officially when you reach the Eminent Saint Stage. At that time, your speed will rise significantly. Once your speed has risen, your strength will, naturally, be greatly boosted as well.”
Among all the martial tactics in the world, only speed was impenetrable. Duan Ling Tian knew this very well.
Due to this reason, when he heard of Elder Huo’s words, he was very excited. He did not rush to break the final barrier of the peak of the Pristine Saint Stage to enter the Refined Saint Stage.
Everything would be decided after he had consolidated the Golden Crow’s Wings.
The appearance of the huge golden cocoon was also formed with pointers from Elder Huo. In the span of fewer than twenty breaths, the huge golden cocoon finished absorbing the remaining liquified Heaven and Earth Spirit Energy in the Spirit Pool. That was also taught by Elder Huo.
Under Elder Huo’s lead, a ferocious crack appeared on the outside of the huge golden cocoon enveloping Duan Ling Tian’s body and continued to split into two as time flowed by.
After it was split into two, the huge golden cocoon transformed into two blobs of shining liquid before it turned into a pair of golden wings. That was the Three-legged Golden Crow’s Wings.
“Now!” Elder Huo cried out in alarm as Duan Ling Tian jolted and returned to his senses. Instantly, he shut both his eyes and mobilized the Sun True Origin in his body to stretch out and guide the pair of wings to merge with his back.
After it had finished merging with Duan Ling Tian’s back, he could clearly sense the sensation of two heat on his back. The two fiery heat only subsided after thirty minutes had passed.
“Alright, you can break through now,” Elder Huo reminded him in a timely manner.
Upon hearing that, Duan Ling Tian focused his mind to mobilize the True Origin in his body to complete the final breakthrough.
Previously, he had already touched the threshold of breaking through, and he was only a step away. However, due to Elder Huo’s interruption, he had stopped immediately.
Now that he began cultivating again, naturally, his breakthrough went smoothly.
As an invisible airwave swept out, the True Origin inside Duan Ling Tian’s body also underwent an earth-shattering transformation.
The Mud-ball Palace was still as big as before. It did not seem like it had changed at all. However, the Sun True Origin in Duan Ling Tian’s body had undergone a great transformation. It seemed to have become even more brilliant. It seemed even denser compared to before.
“I’ve broken through!” Duan Ling Tian fisted his hands gently as a smile appeared on his face.
Although he had only made a breakthrough to the Early Refined Saint Stage, due to the outstanding Sun True Origin, the Early Refined Saint Stage’s Sun True Origin was comparable to an Early Eminent Saint Stage powerhouse’s True Origin.
In other words, with his extraordinary brute strength, even if he did not use his Jasper Celestial Sword, he would be able to easily defeat an ordinary Early Eminent Saint Stage Martial or Dao Cultivator.
As for the powerhouses below the Eminent Saint Stage, they were no longer in the same league.
“I wonder how long I have been cultivating… It’s time for me to leave now.” Duan Ling Tian’s heart jolted as he leaped out of the empty Spirit Pool.
At this moment, not even a drop of liquified Heaven and Earth Spirit Energy could be seen in the Spirit Pool. Everything had been absorbed by Duan Ling Tian.
After Duan Ling Tian had gone out, he looked at the one-armed old man and asked, “Senior, how long have I been cultivating inside?”
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