Chapter 2968: A Narrow Outlook
Duan Ling Tian gained a deeper understanding of the wind-type King Grade Divine Ability, Gathering Storm, through his conversation with Huang Jia Long.
“Brother Duan, why don’t we exchange our Celestial Method and Divine Ability? You give me your earth-type Celestial Method, and I’ll give you my wind-type Divine Ability.” Up until this moment, Huang Jia Long was still under the impression that Duan Ling Tian had ceded the wind-type Divine Ability to him out of courtesy.
“There’s no need for that.” A helpless smile appeared on Duan Ling Tian’s face as he shook his head. “Jia Long, I really want the earth-type Celestial Method.”
“Brother Duan, although I haven’t encountered any King Grade Celestial Method or Divine Ability before this, I’ve heard plenty about them,” Huang Jian Long’s expression was solemn as he earnestly said, “There’s only a handful of non-offensive Profundities in the laws of the wind, and the Profundity of the law of wind in the wind-type Divine Ability that I received, Gathering Wind, is one of it. Gathering Wind allows me to comprehend the wind element that’s also the foundation of the law of wind. If one comprehends the wind element that’s also the foundation of laws of the wind, it’d be easy to comprehend other laws of the wind in the future only,” Huang Jia Long said.
Huang Jia Long paused for a moment before he continued to say, “One’s energy is limited. If one wants to advance on the path of laws, one can only specialize in one law… It’d be a waste if you spend so much effort to comprehend and master the profundity of the law of earth… After all, you’ll likely have to abandon the laws of earth when you obtain an offensive law such as the laws of the wind.” He did not hold back and tried his best to convince Duan Ling Tian to accept his wind-type Divine Ability in exchange for the earth-type Celestial Method.
Upon hearing Huang Jia Long’s words, a faint smile bloomed on Duan Ling Tian’s face. “Jia Long, I truly want to comprehend and master the law of earth. Even if I obtain an offensive law such as the law of wind in the future, I have no plan of abandoning the law of earth. Moreover, no one can say for sure that the laws of earth are inferior to the laws of wind. Based on your words, you’re saying that if two cultivators have the same level of comprehension for the law of wind and the law of earth, the cultivator of the law of wind would be superior? I don’t think that’s the case. The important thing isn’t the laws. The important thing is the person who masters the law!” The latter half of his sentence was a repeat of the Chaos Divine Earth’s words to him. Naturally, he was not just parroting the Chaos Divine Earth’s words; he truly agreed with the Chaos Divine Earth’s words.
Duan Ling Tian understood why Huang Jia Long, and even the others, had such thoughts. After all, their understanding of the laws was rather shallow. Moreover, it had been deeply ingrained in them that offensive and movement laws were superior to defensive laws like the law of earth.
The Chaos Divine spoke up in Duan Ling Tian’s mind at this moment and told him that more than 80% of Profundities in the law of wind were offensive and movement type. However, there was only one offensive and movement profundity in the law of earth. However, the single offensive and movement profundity from the law of earth was not inferior to the offensive and movement profundities from the law of wind. It also said that with Duan Ling Tian’s talent, it would not be difficult for him to obtain, comprehend, and master all kinds of profundities from the law of earth. Most people would not be able to progress far on the path of law. It was considered rather good if they could understand two or three profundities of a law. Moreover, most people would not be able to encounter different types of laws. Therefore, they preferred the law of the wind that had a higher chance of containing offensive or movement Profundities.
After listening to the Chaos Divine Earth’s words, Duan Ling Tian realized why Huang Yuan Fei, Huang Jia Long, and the others thought the law of wind was superior to the law of earth. He thought they had a very narrow outlook.
The Chaos Divine Earth continued to say in its childish voice, “However, it has to be said that, without me, the law of wind would be more beneficial for you compared to the law of earth. Since there’s only one offensive and movement profundity, in comparison to the law of wind that contains mostly offensive and movement profundities, it’s extremely difficult to obtain Celestial Methods and Divine Abilities that contain those two profundities in the law of earth.”
The Chaos Divine Earth continued to say, “With my help, your speed of comprehending the law of earth in Celestial Methods and Divine Abilities will be more than ten times faster compared to people who are as talented as you. This is because I’m already in my third form. If you’re able to help me evolve to the fourth form, your comprehension speed would be hundreds of times greater!”
The Chaos Divine Earth said persuasively, “So, boy, you have to help me evolve to the fourth form… At that time, you’ll benefit greatly from it as well.” It was rather strange listening to the Chaos Divine Earth referring to Duan Ling Tian as ‘boy’ due to its childish voice.
The Profound Divine Metal that had been quiet for a long time suddenly chimed in, “What the Chaos Divine Earth said is true. It applies to the Chaos Divine Flame and I as well. However, even if you obtain a King Grade Celestial Method or Divine Ability that contains the law of metal now, I won’t be able to help you. I’d only be able to help you comprehend and master the law of metal once I evolve into the third form. I only need to absorb one more first-form Profound Divine Metal to evolve into a third-form Profound Divine Metal!” A hint of longing could be heard in its voice as it spoke about the third form. It only needed one more first-form Profound Divine Metal to evolve into the third form, after all.
“Hey! Chaos Divine Flame, I think that it’s fate that the three of us share the same host. Don’t you think our seniority should be ranked according to who enters the third form first?” The Chaos Divine Earth’s excited and childish voice rang in Duan Ling Tian’s mind. “It seems like, among the three of us, I’m the first to enter the third form. Based on this, my seniority should be the highest. Since the Profound Divine Metal is the only one in the second form, it’ll be the junior. Chaos Divine Flame, you’re the second senior. What a great idea! What do both of you think? Hey, did you hear me? Don’t play dead!”
Alas, no matter how the Chaos Divine Earth called out, the Profound Divine Metal and the Chaos Divine Flame ignored it.
Meanwhile, Duan Ling Tian bade farewell to Huang Jia Long and returned to his courtyard. As soon as he stepped past the entrance, he saw Liu Guang Lin waiting for him.
“Sir.” Liu Guang Ling greeted Duan Ling Tian respectfully with a pair of bright eyes.
“It seems like your cultivation base is almost stabilized.” Duan Ling Tian smiled slightly.
“Yes,” Liu Guang Lin nodded and said, “My lord, please forgive me for not staying by your side these past few days.”
Over the past few days, Liu Guang Lin was not by Duan Ling Tian’s side because he had reached the final stage of stabilizing his cultivation base.
“Tomorrow is the day of the auction by the Solitary Nation’s Imperial family. Since you’ll be attending the auction with me, you should rest well tonight.” After Duan Ling Tian finished speaking, he returned to his room.
When Duan Ling Tian returned to his room, he said to the Chaos Divine Earth that was still yelling in his mind, “Stop yelling. It’s obvious they’re ignoring you. You sound like a child who has just learned to speak. Do you really think they’ll agree to you being their senior?”
Duan Ling Tian’s words touched the Chaos Divine Earth’s sore spot, causing it to fall temporarily silent. After a long while, it scoffed and said, “My voice is beyond my control… Sooner or later, I will make them acknowledge me as their senior!”
“How ambitious!” Duan Ling Tian praised the Chaos Divine Earth. Then, he bluntly asked, “You’re a Chaos Divine Earth. Don’t you have any ability? Senior Profound Divine Metal protects my soul and repels soul attacks. It also conceals my aura. Moreover, after it evolves into the third form, it can also briefly merge with my Celestial Weapon to boost it. Meanwhile, Senior Chaos Divine Flame helps me to refine pills and forge weapons. That’s why even though I don’t have a Celestial Fire, I can be a Celestial Alchemist and a Celestial Weapon Craftsman.” He had deliberately praised the Profound Divine Metal and Chaos Divine Flame to convince the Chaos Divine Earth to help him.
The Chaos Divine Earth snickered. It said knowingly, “Boy, you just want to benefit from me! Did you think I wouldn’t be able to guess the intention behind your words? If you want to know my ability or if you want me to help you, you must agree to one condition…”
“What condition?” Duan Ling Tian frowned and asked. He did not expect the Chaos Divine Earth to be so clever since it sounded and acted like a child.
“Convince the Chaos Divine Flame and the Profound Divine Metal to acknowledge me as their senior,” the Chaos Divine Earth said smugly.
“Forget it… I don’t need you to help me. With your ability, you’re not worthy to carry the Profound Divine Metal and Chaos Divine Flame’s shoes, let alone be their senior. How preposterous!” Duan Ling Tian said indifferently with a shrug.
“Boy, don’t think that you can provoke me into getting what you want… My voice sounds childish, but I’m not naive. Don’t treat me like a kid!” the Chaos Divine Earth said angrily.
“What a surprise! You can tell I’m trying to provoke you into getting what I want. Fine, fine, I’m not interested in your ability for the time being. For now, I want to see how you’re going to help me quickly comprehend the law of earth.” Duan Ling Tian sat cross-legged on the bed and closed his eyes. Soon enough, the earth-type King Grade Celestial Method, the Black Rock Prison Method, surfaced in his mind.