This chapter is updated by Novels.pl
Translator: EndlessFantasy Translation Editor: EndlessFantasy Translation
Before Qiu Mu Qing had gone to see her father, she was stunned when she first heard Duan Ling Tian’s name. This was because she had heard of his name before. In fact, most people in the Dao Martial Saint Land had heard of this name before.
Although Clarity City where the Qiu Clan was based was located at the border of the western region, they had heard of news in the Western Region. Most newsworthy things usually revolved around things that happened in the Fire Worship Sect that was located in the western region.
Apart from being the religion for most people in the western region, the Fire Worship Sect was also one of the three strongest forces in the Dao Martial Saint Land. Therefore, most people paid a lot of attention to what was happening in the Fire Worship Sect.
Recently, a piece of news had been circulating from the Fire Worship Sect that shocked not only people from the western region of the Upper Province, but the entire Upper Province of the Dao Martial Land.
The news was about a great prodigy who had emerged in the Fire Worship Sect! Ever since that prodigy had entered the Fire Worship Sect, he had risen in ranks quickly until he became one of the Fire Worship Sect’s Eight Great Prodigies.
The Fire Worship Sect’s Eight Great Prodigies were all very young but powerful. They were ranked on the Supreme Saint Ranking. Even the weakest among them was at the Second Form of the Saint Celestial Stage.
‘Duan Ling Tian, Isn’t that the name of one of the Great Prodigies?” Qiu Mu Qing thought to herself when she heard Duan Ling Tian’s name. This was her first thought because that name was etched deeply in her mind.
Qiu Mu Qing knew some things about Duan Ling Tian, one of the Eight Great Prodigies in the Fire Worship Sect. He was newly crowned as the eighth Great Prodigy. He had only joined the Fire Worship Sect for less than a year. During that time, he managed to make a name for himself. He was ranked fourth among the Fire Worship Sect’s Eight Great Prodigies. He was ranked only behind three people whose cultivation base were at the Third Form of the Saint Celestial Stage on the True Ranking in Fire Worship Sect. Moreover, he was ranked at the 537th place on the Supreme Saint Ranking.
This was the extent of Qiu Mu Qing’s knowledge about Duan Ling Tian, a Great Prodigy from the Fire Worship Sect. However, she was unaware that he had recently defeated and replaced Bu Hong who had a cultivation base at the Third Form of the Saint Celestial Stage and was ranked second on the True Ranking, making him the second strongest among the Eight Great Prodigies of Fire Worship Sect. Apart from that, Duan Ling Tian had also risen up to the 421st place on the Supreme Saint Ranking, taking over Bu Hong’s place since he had defeated him.
Qiu Mu Qing was unaware of this because news of it had yet to reach Clarity City.
‘Both of them are called Duan Ling Tian, and they’re both so young and powerful. Could he really be Duan Ling Tian, one of the Eight Great Prodigies of Fire Worship Sect?’ Qiu Mu Qing thought to herself. She became even more certain that the purple-clad young man she met in a restaurant in Clarity City was Duan Ling Tian, one of the Eight Great Prodigies of the Fire Worship Sect.
‘If he’s Duan Ling Tian, it makes sense that he asked me to keep his name a secret. According to the news, he has offended many high-ranking officials in the Fire Worship Sect. He must have chosen to hide his name because he’s worried the high-ranking officials from the Fire Worship Sect would act against him when they find out he’s in Clarity City.’
It had to be said that Qiu Mu Qing was quite smart. Just by piecing the news that she had heard together, she managed to correctly guess half of Duan Ling Tian’s inner thoughts. She was only half right because she did not think Duan Ling Tian decided to hide his name because he did not want to implicate the Qiu Clan and Qiu Mu Qing.
Duan Ling Tian was not worried about himself since he did not plan to stay long in Clarity City. When the high-ranking officials from Fire Worship Sect found out he was in Clarity City, he would be long gone.
“All of you don’t want to die?” Duan Ling Tian finally said as the four elders waited anxiously for his reply.
Upon hearing Duan Ling Tian’s words, the Clan Leader of Qiu Clan, the Grand Elder and the Second Elder of Qiu Clan were rendered speechless.
If the people from Dongfang Clan wanted to die, would they have acted so humbly? They thought his words were redundant. Naturally, they only thought about this. None of them dared to voice it out since they were afraid of offending Duan Ling Tian.
Based on the strength ‘Li Feng’ had demonstrated, it was clear it would not take him much effort to kill Saint Celestial Stage powerhouses.
“My lord, I don’t want to die!” The Grand Elder of Dongfang Clan took the initiative to answer. If he did not want to live, he would not have made an effort to capture the Second Young Master of Dongfang Clan, Dongfang Zhu, for Duan Ling Tian.
Although it was impossible for Dongfang Zhu to escape with Duan Ling Tian around, it was a chance for the Grand Elder of Dongfang Clan to curry favor with Duan Ling Tian.
“My lord, I don’t want to die either!” The Second Elder of Dongfang Clan quickly chimed in.
“Lord Li Feng, I don’t want to die!”
“Lord Li Feng, I don’t want to die!”
The other two elders from Dongfang Clan who were kneeling on the ground also said anxiously.
Currently, all their lives were in the hands of the purple-clad young man standing before them. They would only be able to live if he allowed it, and they would die if he did not.
“It’s not that difficult if you don’t want to die…” Duan Ling Tian said before he paused.
The eyes of the four elders from Dongfang Clan lit up immediately as though they were given a chance!
“However, you’ll have to show your sincerity,” Duan Ling Tian continued to say.
At this time, Duan Ling Tian shifted his gaze from the four elders of Dongfang Clan to the Young Miss of Qiu Clan, Qiu Mu Qing. Then, he fell silent.
When Duan Ling Tian stopped speaking, the four elder of Dongfang Clan who had been paying careful attention to Duan Ling Tian instantly noticed his gaze on Qiu Mu Qing who was standing in the distance.
The Grand Elder of Dongfang Clan regained his senses and quickly pricked his finger as he said loudly and clearly, “I, Dongfang Po, swear on my blood that I’ll accept Young Miss Qiu Mu Qing from the Qiu Clan as my master. I won’t harm her. I’m willing to be struck by the Nine-Nine Heavenly Tribulation if I break my oath.”
As soon as Dongfang Po, the Grand Elder of Dongfang Clan, finished speaking…
Rumble! Rumble! Rumble! Rumble! Rumble! Rumble! Rumble! Rumble! Rumble!
Nine claps of thunder reverberated from the sky in accordance with Dongfang Po’s oath.
Qiu Mu Qing was shocked. She… She had another slave? Moreover, this slave was even stronger than Qiu Zhi, the Second Elder of Qiu Clan. His strength was comparable to the Grand Elder of Qiu Clan!
The Grand Elder of Qiu Clan was equally as shocked. He did not expect Dongfang Po who was equally as famous as he was in Clarity City would swear to accept Qiu Mu Qing as his master in order to live. However, after he considered it for a moment, he thought he would have acted the same way if he was in Dongfang Po’s situation. After all, it had taken him a lot to finally achieve his cultivation base. He could live for many more years, at the very least a thousand years. In order to survive, dignity was not important.
Qiu Zhi, the Second Elder of Qiu Clan, was not shocked. He had expected this outcome.
Clan Leader Qiu An Ping of Qiu Clan, on the other hand, was also shocked.
Dongfang Po, the Grand Elder of Dongfang Clan, was as strong as the Qiu Clan’s Grand Elder who was someone he looked up to. However, someone so strong had just sworn on the lightning penalty oath to accept his daughter as master?
‘I’m not dreaming, am I?’ Qiu An Ping was delighted when he realized he was not dreaming.
Since Dongfang Po had sworn to accept his daughter as his master, he could be considered as a man from the Qiu Clan.
If the number one clan in Clarity City, the Feng Clan intended to act against Qiu Clan, there was no way Dongfang Po would refuse to help!
Soon after, Qiu An Ping was shocked again. This was because he heard Dongfang Liang, the Second Elder of Dongfang Clan, had also sworn the same oath as Dongfang Po to serve Qiu Mu Qing.
Qiu An Ping was not the only one who was excited when he heard this, even the Grand Elder of Qiu Clan was excited.
Previously, the Qiu Clan and Dongfang Clan were afraid of the Feng Clan because the Feng Clan had five Saint Celestial Stage powerhouses. Two of them were as strong as the Grand Elder of Qiu Clan while another two were as strong as the Second Elder of Qiu Clan.
The Qiu Clan and Dongfang Clan needed to be allies in case Feng Clan decided to attack either of the clans.
Liked it? Take a second to support Novels on Patreon!