Chapter 2800: I’ve Already Made up My Mind!
“It’s nothing urgent,” Duan Ling Tian shook his head and said, “I came to look for you because there’s something I want to ask.”
“What is it?” Bai Ping asked with an amiable expression on his face as though he would answer Duan Ling Tian’s question unreservedly.
“Previously, when the Three Major Celestial Sects of the Wasteland sent people into the Little World, how long did the Indigo Sun Golden Celestials last in there before they died?” Duan Ling Tian asked bluntly. There was something he wanted to confirm. He wanted to know if he would encounter danger as soon as he entered the Little World or not. If it were the former, the idea he had thought of would not work.
“The person who managed to survive the longest in there held on for ten days. From the day he entered to the day his Soul Pearl shattered, exactly ten days had passed. Apart from that, he was one of the strongest Indigo Sun Golden Celestials younger than 100 years old who entered the Little World,” Bai Ping replied immediately even though he did not know why Duan Ling Tian would suddenly ask such a question, “The weakest among the Indigo Sun Golden Celestials lasted eight days in there. As for those who were weaker than that, none of them managed to survive for more than eight days. Clearly, the stronger the person, the longer they would survive in there.”
Duan Ling Tian raised an eyebrow. “That’s just a theory, right?”
Bai Ping nodded.
Duan Ling Tian asked, “In that case… When the time comes for the three major Celestial Sects to send people into the Little World, can we just send in one or two people from each sect in there to scout the place first? If those people die, then those who have similar strength or weaker shouldn’t be allowed to enter the place, right?”
Duan Ling Tian continued to say, “Those people are all highly talented. It’d be a great loss for the Three Major Celestial Sects of the Wasteland if all of them die.”
“That’s true.” Bai Ping nodded again. “The Three Major Celestial Sects of the Wasteland have long thought about this before the start of the Wasteland Grand Contest… When the time is right, we will first send out strong Violet Sun Golden Celestials to scout the place. If they die soon after they enter the place, then there would be no need for other Violet Sun Golden Celestials to enter. In this way, we can also leave some talented new blood for our sects.”
Bai Ping continued to say, “If the Violet Sun Golden Celestials die, we have no choice but to send in Great Overarching Golden Celestials younger than 100 years old. However, there are only a few Great Overarching Golden Celestials younger than 100 years old so we’ll send all of them in at once.” He shook his head. “I only hope that the young Great Overarching Golden Celestials will be able to explore the Little World unharmed. Otherwise, not only will we lose a group of talented people in the Wasteland, but the Three Major Celestial Sects of the Wasteland would no longer have any means to explore the Little World left by a Celestial King…”
There was an age limit to enter the Little World left by a Celestial King after all. Only those below the age of 100 could enter the place. This rule restricted many strong powerhouses in the Wasteland from entering the place. With the lack of strong powerhouses below the age of 100, how were the Three Major Celestial Sects of the Wasteland going to explore the Little World? To be precise, how would they get their hands on the treasures in the Little World? It was highly likely that there were King Grade Celestial Weapons and many other precious treasures in the Little World left by a Celestial King.
“How many Great Overarching Golden Celestials who are younger than 100 participated in the Wasteland Grand Contest this time?” Duan Ling Tian asked. Since the contest had just ended, he had not had a chance to enquire about the results of the contest. He could not help but feel curious when Bai Ping mentioned there were Great Overarching Golden Celestials younger than 100 years old this time around.
“There are six of them… They’re equally divided among the Three Major Celestial Sects of the Wasteland. Two of them joined the Tai Yi Celestial Sect,” Bai Ping said.
“Six…” Duan Ling Tian finally understood why Bai Ping said they would have to send all of the young Great Overarching Golden Celestials in at once. There were only six of them. Moreover, it was unwise to send them in one by one.
“Sect leader, when do the three major Celestial Sects plan to send the young powerhouses into the Little World? Has a specific date been decided on?” Duan Ling Tian asked.
“The date has already been set before the Wasteland Grand Contest even began.” Bai Ping nodded. “It’s set one month after the end of the Wasteland Grand Contest… At that time, the sect leaders will personally lead the team to the Little World and send the young powerhouses in there…”
All of a sudden, Bai Ping’s eyes brightened as a thought appeared in his mind. “Master Duan, you seem interested in this matter… Do you plan to enter the Little World as well?” Naturally, he hoped that Duan Ling Tian would enter the Little World. After all, Duan Ling Tian was also a Great Overarching Golden Celestial younger than the age of 100. If Duan Ling Tian decided to enter the Little World, the Tai Yi Celestial Sect would have three Great Overarching Golden Celestials representing them to enter that place. This would definitely be beneficial to the Tai Yi Celestial Sect. However, he did not intend to force Duan Ling Tian to enter the place if Duan Ling Tian was unwilling.
“Yes.” Duan Ling Tian nodded. “After careful consideration, I decided to join the fun and enter the Little World left by a Celestial King.”
Bai Ping smiled. “Master Duan, with your strength, you’re bound to gain something in the Little World.” Up until now, he did not think there was any danger for Great Overarching Golden Celestials to enter the Little World. In his opinion, since there was an age restriction to enter the place, the strength required to stay alive in that place should not be ridiculously high. A Great Overarching Golden Celestial younger than 100 years old was extremely rare in the Wasteland and was considered a great talent after all. If even Great Overarching Golden Celestials died in the Little World, then, no one would be able to survive the place. This meant the Little World was just a trick left behind by a Celestial King. It would be like an unsolvable puzzle.
However, Bai Ping and most people thought that it was unlikely for the Little World to be just a trick. After all, a Celestial King had to expend a lot of energy to construct a Little World. Why would a Celestial King deliberately construct a Little World just to cheat people? Therefore, Bai Ping thought the Little World was of no danger to Great Overarching Golden Celestials. At best, it was slightly more dangerous for those Violet Sun Golden Celestials.
News of Duan Ling Tian’s intention to enter the Little World quickly spread to three prominent Celestial Alchemists of the Tai Yi Celestial Sect. The three of them became restless and took turns to dissuade Duan Ling Tian from entering the place.
“Master Duan, there’s no need for you to enter that place and risk your life…” Situ Ming said imploringly. He did not expect Duan Ling Tian would insist on entering the Little World after the discussion they had.
“Master Duan!” Yang Chong looked at Duan Ling Tian solemnly as he said persuasively, “Master Situ is right. There’s no need to risk your life and enter the Little World. With your skills in alchemy, as long as you are lucky enough to encounter and subdue a supreme Celestial Fire, it’s not impossible for you to become a supreme Celestial Alchemist after 10,000 years! At that time, everyone would be scrambling to give you all the Royal Grade Celestial Weapons you want, let alone King Grade Celestial Weapons.” In his opinion, King Grade Weapons were the biggest draw of the Little World.
After Yang Chong shot a meaningful look at Yu Zhong Jing, Yu Zhong Jing chimed in, “Master Duan, it’s just as Master Situ and Master Yang had said, there’s no need for you to take such risks!”
Upon listening to the words of the three prominent Celestial Alchemists in the Tai Yi Celestial Sect, Duan Ling Tian replied, “I know three of you have kind intentions… However, I’ve already made up my mind regarding this matter!”
Seeing how determined Duan Ling Tian was, Situ Ming, Yang Chong, and Yu Zhong Jing exchanged a look. After a round of discussion through Voice Transmission, they bade farewell to Duan Ling Tian. They intended to look for Bai Ping in hopes that Bai Ping would be able to dissuade Duan Ling Tian from entering the Little World.
Under the combined pressure of the three prominent Celestial Alchemists, Bai Ping had no choice but to find Duan Ling Tian and dissuade him from entering the Little World despite his opinion that the Little World posed no danger to Great Overarching Golden Celestials.
Bai Ping, who was forced by three people, smiled wryly as he said, “Master Duan, I think… what the three alchemists said is right. You’re very talented in alchemy. There’s no doubt your future is bright. Even if you don’t enter the Little World, it wouldn’t affect your future at all.”
However, Duan Ling Tian did not waver at all.
Feeling helpless, Situ Ming, Yang Chong, and Yu Zhong Jing took out some of their collections of offensive and defensive Duke Grade Celestial Weapons so that Duan Ling Tian could pick a few. The only thing they could do now was to increase Duan Ling Tian’s ability to protect himself in the Little World.
“I appreciate your kindness… However, the sect leader told me that the Great Overarching Golden Celestials representing the Tai Yi Celestial Sect would be given two Duke Grade Celestial Weapons each before we enter the Little World.” Although Duan Ling Tian was touched by their kindness, he refused them.
As one of the Three Major Celestial Sects of the Wasteland, the Tai Yi Celestial Sect possessed many Duke Grade Celestial Weapons. Moreover, the Tai Yi Celestial Sect was also the only sect in the Wasteland to possess a King Grade Celestial Weapon.