Chapter 2880: The Voice of the Chaos Divine Flame Reappears
Translator: EndlessFantasy Translation Editor: EndlessFantasy Translation
“How’s this possible?!”
The party from the Profound Heaven Celestial Sect was shocked beyond belief. Their widened eyes were brimming with incredulity. It took a while before it finally dawned on them that the Chief Celestial Alchemist from the Tai Yi Celestial Sect really did heat his cauldron in just half an hour. Otherwise, it would have been impossible for him to successfully refine the Overarching Heaven Pill. Moreover, Duan Ling Tian had successfully refined thirteen Overarching Heaven Pills, surpassing the numbers of pills He Pei Yuan, a supreme Duke Grade Celestial Alchemist, had refined. This proved that Duan Ling Tian’s skills in alchemy surpassed that of He Pei Yuan to a certain degree!
The expression of Xiao Gang Yu, the Chief Celestial Alchemist of the Blissful Sect, soured immediately. ‘It seems like he was still holding back when he competed with me earlier.’ He was, naturally, displeased when he saw the thirteen Overarching Heaven Pills in Duan Ling Tian’s hand. Nonetheless, he no longer doubted Duan Ling Tian and was amazed by Duan Ling Tian’s skills despite himself. Although they were both prominent Celestial Alchemists, there was no doubt Duan Ling Tian was leagues above him.
On the other hand, Ji Fan, the Arhat of the Blissful Sect, remained skeptical. He had trouble believing this. “How’s this possible? H-how could he heat the prominent Celestial Cauldron in just half an hour and refine thirteen Overarching Heaven Pills! No! He must have cheated! That’s it! He cheated!”
Ji Fan’s words were just groundless accusations. At this time, it was completely unreasonable to say that Duan Ling Tian had cheated. After all, even if Duan Ling Tian had a few tricks up his sleeves, there was no denying he had successfully refined thirteen Overarching Heaven Pills, proving that he, indeed, only took half an hour to heat the cauldron!
Meanwhile, Lyu Luo looked at Duan Ling Tian in shock as she exclaimed, “He… He successfully refined the Overarching Heaven Pills!”
Zhou Shu Qiu who was standing next to Lyu Luo also had an expression of disbelief on her face. Various emotions flashed in the depths of her eyes.
Murong Bing inwardly heaved a sigh of relief. It was clear that she had been immensely worried throughout the competition.
At this time, Zhong Shang, the supreme Duke Grade Celestial Master from the Alliance of Celestial Masters, looked at He Pei Yuan and hesitantly said, “Master He, this competition…” He seemed at a loss for words. He would not hesitate to announce the outcome of the competition if He Pei Yuan was just a prominent Celestial Alchemist. However, since He Pei Yuan was a supreme Duke Grade Celestial Alchemist, he had to allow him some respect.
Upon hearing Zhong Shang’s words, He Pei Yuan seemed to recover from his shock. He said dejectedly, “I’ve lost. It doesn’t matter if he used some petty tricks to win; there’s no doubt I lost this bet.”
‘It seems like Master He is a blunt and honest man,’ Duan Ling Tian thought to himself as he raised an eyebrow. With this, his regard for He Pei Yun rose slightly.
Then, He Pei Yun did not hesitate as he raised his hand and produced a shining token in his hand. He passed it over to Bai Wu Ji, the Sect Leader of the Profound Heaven Celestial Sect, as he said, “Sect leader, this is the King Grade Celestial Weapon, the Flame of Ancient Orders, that I always carry with me…”
However, Bai Wu Ji refused to accept He Pei Yuan’s King Grade Celestial Weapon. “Master He, the Profound Heaven Celestial Sect will not take your Celestial Weapon… It’s only a mere Duke Grade Divine Ability. It’s not a big deal.” A Memory Celestial Talisman appeared in his hand after he raised it. “Master Duan, this is what you won from the Profound Heaven Celestial Sect… We admit defeat.”
Duan Ling Tian was delighted when he received the Memory Celestial Talisman from Bai Wu Ji. He studied it for a brief moment before he extended his Divine Consciousness into the Memory Celestial Talisman. ‘Indeed, it’s a triple-traits Duke Grade Divine Ability… It’s called the Eastern Purple Qi. Although it’s not remarkable, the abilities are balanced.’
The triple-trait Divine Ability was called the Eastern Purple Qi. The offensive, defensive, and movement techniques were balanced, unlike the Duke Grade Celestial Method he obtained from the Blissful Sect that had an excellent defensive technique and two mediocre offensive and movement techniques.
At this moment, a Voice Transmission rang in Duan Ling Tian’s ears. “Congratulations, Master Duan.” It came from Zhong Shang.
“Master Zhong, I wouldn’t have been able to win this prize if you didn’t share the information you have with me. I’m indebted to you,” Duan Ling Tian replied through Voice Transmission as he looked at Zhong Shang. Prior to the bet with the Profound Heaven Celestial Sect, he did not know how long it would take for a supreme Duke Grade Celestial Alchemist to heat a prominent Celestial Cauldron. It was Zhong Shang who had given him an answer, giving him the confidence to challenge the Profound Heaven Celestial Sect for their triple-trait Duke Grade Divine Ability.
“It’s not worth mentioning. I only answered your question, that’s all. However, I didn’t expect your heating speed to be so fast. Your prominent Celestial Fire is truly extraordinary being able to heat the cauldron in such a short time,” Zhong Shang replied. A hint of curiosity could be heard in his voice.
“You can tell?” Duan Ling Tian raised an eyebrow. He knew people had assumed he had relied on some petty tricks to be able to heat the cauldron in such a short time. He Pei Yuan probably had the same thought. Therefore, he was rather surprised by Zhong Shang’s words that indicated he knew Duan Ling Tian had won due to his extraordinary Celestial Fire and not due to some petty tricks.
“I’ve been a supreme Duke Grade Celestial Alchemist for many years. I would have lived in vain if I can’t discern that much,” Zhong Shang replied with a smile.
“I beg to differ… Master He from the Profound Heaven Celestial Sect is also a supreme Duke Grade Celestial Alchemist, and yet, it’s clear he hasn’t realized that my prominent Celestial Fire is extraordinary,” Duan Ling Tian replied as he shook his head.
“Master He still hasn’t realized it because he’s still in shock after his loss. Moreover, an outsider would have a clearer perspective compared to the parties involved. If Master He were in my shoes, he would have been able to come to this conclusion as well.”
Although there were many who gathered to watch the competition between Duan Ling Tian and the Profound Heaven Celestial Sect, there were even more people who were unaware of it. However, shortly after the result was announced, word of it spread like a wildfire in Alchemy City.
“The Chief Celestial Alchemist of Tai Yi Celestial Sect bested Master He of the Profound Heaven Celestial Sect?”
“They competed in heating speed using prominent Celestial Pill Cauldrons?”
“A supreme Duke Grade Celestial Alchemist like Master He lost in a heating speed contest? You must be joking!”
“I find it hard to believe as well even though I witnessed it with my own eyes!”
Once again, Duan Ling Tian was thrust into the limelight due to his competition with He Pei Yuan.
Many sectless cultivators and cultivators from the top sects clamored to get Duan Ling Tian’s attention. All of them were trying to get acquainted with him.
“Good heavens! Is Master Duan even human? He’s not even 100 years old, but there’s no doubt he’s the most outstanding person in the Alchemy Conference this time. I don’t think there’s any Celestial Alchemist under the age of 100 who’s as outstanding as him in the Southern Heaven Territory, right?”
“Imagine how formidable he would be in the Southern Heaven Territory when he matures!”
“We should befriend him now. Opportunities like these don’t come twice!”
As the saying went, ‘A man dreads fame as a pig dreads being fat’. At this moment, this proverbed accurately described Duan Ling Tian’s feelings. He dealt with the crowd clamoring for his attention half-heartedly as he thought to himself, ‘I finally obtained a triple-trait Duke Grade Celestial Method and Divine Ability… There’s no need for me to compete or bet anymore.’ Although he decided to stop competing since he knew no one would dare to challenge him anymore, he had no plans on leaving Alchemy City or the Barren Land yet.
At this moment, Sun Chao, the Chief Celestial Alchemist from the Blazing Sun Celestial Sect, who had befriended Duan Ling Tian before his competition with the Profound Heaven Celestial Sect cut through the crowd and approached Duan Ling Tian. “Master Duan, I truly didn’t expect you to heat the cauldron in half an hour! The title of the most skilled prominent Celestial Alchemist in the Six Southeastern Regions belongs to you now.” He was truly amazed by Duan Ling Tian’s skills.
Upon hearing this, Duan Ling Tian nodded modestly in response.
In a blink of an eye, almost a month had gone by, and the Alchemy Conference was about to come to an end.
Duan Ling Tian was wandering around the Alchemy Square when a voice rang in his mind. He came to a halt immediately, shocked by the sudden voice in his head. “Young lad, look for a quiet and secluded space… The Profound Divine Metal and I will join forces to help you open that box!”
It did not take long for Duan Ling Tian to identify the owner of the voice. ‘It’s the Chaos Divine Flame!’