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One could imagine if Duan Ling Tian really became the direct disciple of the Sect Leader of Fire Worship Sect, he would have to bow his head and ask for forgiveness from Duan Ling Tian if he wanted to stay in the Fire Worship Sect. Naturally, he did not wish to leave the Fire Worship Sect! Moreover, he was even more unwilling to bow or kneel in front of Duan Ling Tian!
For this reason, if Duan Ling Tian really possessed an indigo Innate Spiritual Root, he would only be left with one option. He would have to kill Duan Ling Tian, this threat, in the cradle before the Sect Leader of Fire Worship Sect came out of his cultivation.
Naturally, if Duan Ling Tian only possessed a blue Innate Spiritual Root, the matter would not be so urgent since people with blue Innate Spiritual Roots would not catch the attention of their Sect Leader.
‘Duan Ling Tian, you better pray you don’t have the indigo Innate Spiritual Root. Otherwise, I’ll spare no efforts in killing you even if it’s dangerous for me to do so!’ Li An’s gaze turned even colder when he looked at Duan Ling Tian.
Meanwhile, the Spiritual Pearl Duan Ling Tian touched finally showed its color.
However, upon seeing the color, apart from Duan Ling Tian who seemed as though he had expected it, everyone was shocked still. They were speechless.
Soon after, some people began to regain their senses, and the expressions on their faces were dramatic!
“How’s this possible?!”
“Impossible, right? How can Duan Ling Tian’s innate talent be so low!”
“This Innate Innate Spiritual Root doesn’t match Duan Ling Tian at all!”
“Something’s wrong with that Spiritual Pearl, right?”
“I also think something’s wrong with that Spiritual Pearl!”
The crowd discussed among themselves, unwilling to believe the sight before their eyes was true. To be more accurate, they refused to believe the result of Duan Ling Tian’s innate talent assessment was true.
Duan Ling Tian seemed to only possess a yellow Innate Spiritual Root!
Although most people, among the thousand people who had participated in the innate talent assessment, possessed yellow Innate Innate Spiritual Roots, they did not expect Duan Ling Tian would also possess a yellow Innate Innate Spiritual Root after witnessing his strength and taking into account that he was not even forty years old.
Duan Ling Tian did not deserve a yellow Innate Spiritual Root at all! Not only that, but they thought even a green Innate Spiritual Root was not good enough for Duan Ling Tian.
In their opinion, only the blue or indigo Innate Spiritual Root matched the strength and innate talent Duan Ling Tian had displayed.
“Is something wrong with the Spiritual Pearl?” At this moment, it was not only the crowd who thought so, but even the four Bronze Flame Elders and Teng Shan, the Silver Flame Elder, thought so as well.
“Duan Ling Tian, something must be wrong with the Spiritual Pearl. Try another one and see,” Teng Shan said as he looked at Duan Ling Tian.
At the same time, he looked at the other Bronze Flame Elder meaningfully, prompting the latter to place a different Spiritual Pearl in front of Duan Ling Tian.
Li An was still in shock over the fact that Duan Ling Tian only possessed a yellow Innate Spiritual Root. For this reason, he did not object to Teng Shan’s arrangement.
Naturally, deep down in Li An’s heart, he also felt that something was wrong with the Spiritual Pearl.
Duan Ling Tian was strong enough to kill a Mastery Divine Saint Stage Martial Cultivator even after he was heavily injured, and he was not even forty years old. How could he only possess a yellow Innate Spiritual Root?
Under everyone’s watchful eyes, Duan Ling Tian smiled wryly and said to Teng Shan, “Elder Teng Shan, I think there’s no need for me to try again. I don’t think there’s anything wrong with the Spiritual Pearl. My Innate Spiritual Root should be yellow.”
Duan Ling Tian knew his own innate talent better than other people. Although he had consumed the 10,000 Years Stalactite Milk, and he had raised his innate talent to its peak, that was only on the Mortal Continent. Such innate talent would only be considered ordinary in the Lower Province, let alone the Upper Province of the Dao Martial Saint Land. Moreover, he did not think there was something wrong with the Soul Pearl since it was working fine all this while. For this reason, he was certain he possessed a yellow Innate Spiritual Root!
He would be lying if he said he was not disappointed by the result. However, since he had already mentally prepared himself, he was able to remain calm.
Upon hearing Duan Ling Tian’s words, Teng Shan thought Duan Ling Tian could not be bothered with the result of the assessment. For this reason, he insisted that Duan Ling Tian try again. “Try again with another Spiritual Pearl! I believe I’m not the only one who refuses to believe that you possess a yellow Innate Spiritual Root!”
Other people nodded their heads as well.
At this moment, Duan Ling Tian was forced to try again even though he felt there was no need to do so.
As he placed his hand on another Spiritual Pearl, everyone shifted their eyes to the Spiritual Pearl he was touching.
“There should be no problem with this Spiritual Pearl, right?”
“It’s rare for something to be wrong with a Spiritual Pearl so I’m sure there won’t be any problems this time. How can there be such a coincidence?”
“Hey, is it possible that Duan Ling Tian really possesses a yellow Innate Spiritual Root?”
“Do you think it’s possible? Unless he also knows a secret tactic to conceal his age like how he conceals his cultivation base, he should have a blue Innate Spiritual Root at least!”
Many people discussed among themselves as they stared at the Spiritual Pearl Duan Ling Tian was touching.
Another ten breaths passed as a faint light began to emit from the Spiritual Pearl. Everyone held their breaths again as they stared at the Spiritual Pearl.
The light grew brighter and brighter. In the end, it even looked like the sun.
However, the place fell silent again when they saw the color of the light the Spiritual Pearl emitted.
A few moments later, the crowd broke into a commotion.
“It’s still a yellow Innate Spiritual Root?!”
“H-How is this possible? Don’t tell me something’s wrong with the Spiritual Pearl again?”
“It’s possible for something to be wrong with one Spiritual Pearl but two at the same time? Impossible! Looks like Duan Ling Tian’s Innate Spiritual Root is really yellow.”
“Based on his strength and his age, how’s it possible for him to possess a yellow Innate Spiritual Root?!”
“Age? Have you ever considered that maybe he knows how to conceal his age as well since he knows how to conceal his cultivation base? Who knows? Maybe he’s several hundred years old, and he’s concealing his age so he can pretend to be young!”
“Now that you mention it, it’s possible! Although I’ve not heard about any secret tactics that could conceal one’s age, I’ve also not heard about any secret tactics that could conceal one’s cultivation base.”
“Humph! An old fellow who’s several hundred years old actually conceals his age and cultivation base to participate in the Fire Worship Sect’s Four Symbols Sanctums’ assessment. This is my first time encountering someone pretending to be young. How ridiculous!”
The crowd was in an uproar. Initially, they thought something might be wrong with the second Spiritual Pearl, but they quickly dismissed the idea.
In the end, most of them concluded Duan Ling Tian was actually an old fellow who was several hundred years old. Due to the reason he knew how to conceal his true age and cultivation base, he was able to mislead everybody present.
At this moment, even Teng Shan agreed with this reasoning. Otherwise, he did not have an explanation for what just happened.
“Yellow Innate Spiritual Root?” Li An laughed when he saw Duan Ling Tian still had a yellow Innate Spiritual Root even after getting assessed a second time. Disdain could be seen in his eyes. “So he’s actually a useless old pervert!”
Before this, just like the others, he also thought that Duan Ling Tian was a young martial genius who had a high innate talent.
However, based on the current situation, they had all misjudged him. He was actually an old fellow pretending to be a young man using a secret tactic!
“Old fellow?” Duan Ling Tian was bewildered when he heard the crowd’s words. It did not cross his mind that he would be regarded as a dirty old man pretending to be young.
Although he was older than 40 years old, he was still the youngest compared to the people present, right? Duan Ling Tian did not know whether to laugh or cry when he was labeled as an old fellow by a group of people who were much older than him.
Naturally, he felt helpless since he had no way of explaining to them how he possessed his strength.
He could not tell them that he possessed the Seven Treasures Exquisite Pagoda and had numerous fortuitous encounters, could he?
He could not tell them he had just broken through to the Early Divine Saint Stage, could he?
‘It’s okay… Let them say whatever they want.’ In the end, Duan Ling Tian could only turn a deaf ear to the discussion in the surroundings. He shifted his attention to his Innate Spiritual Root as a sense of bitterness filled his heart. ‘I only have a yellow Innate Spiritual Root. If I didn’t consume the 10,000 Years Stalactite Milk back when I was on Cloud Continent, would the rank of my Innate Spiritual Root be even lower? Elder Huo, can I change my Innate Spiritual Root?”
Although Duan Ling Tian had mentally prepared himself, he could not help but feel dissatisfied by his yellow Innate Spiritual Root.
He really wished there were ways to improve the rank of his Innate Spiritual Root.
‘I only have a yellow Innate Spiritual Root, but I’ve already cultivated to the Early Divine Saint Stage at such an age… If I can improve the rank of my Innate Spiritual Root, coupled with the fourth level of the Seven Treasures Exquisite Pagoda, won’t my cultivation speed be terrifyingly fast?’ The moment Duan Ling Tian thought of this, he became a little excited.
However, his excitement faded away suddenly as though a bucket of cold water had been thrown on him. ‘What if there’s no way to improve the rank of my Innate Spiritual Root?’
“Based on my observation, I roughly know what Innate Spiritual Roots are.” At the same time, Elder Huo’s voice resonated. “Theoretically, one can improve the rank of one’s Innate Spiritual Root in this mundane realm. Not only that, but there’s more than one way to improve its rank!”
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