Chapter 3348: Purgatory
Translator: EndlessFantasy Translation Editor: EndlessFantasy Translation
Although Huan’er did not accompany Duan Ling Tian to rescue her parents, the pressure she felt was not any less. Moreover, she had been worried something would happen to Duan Ling Tian. She had decided if he perished while rescuing her parents, she would join him in death. She had told Duan Ling Tian that as well before he left to rescue her parents. Now that she saw Duan Ling Tian was safe and sound, she was so happy that she momentarily forgot about her parents.
Meanwhile, Lian Qiu watched the young woman who was hugging Duan Ling Tian with glazed eyes and a tender expression on his face.
“Xuan’er, do you see this?” Lian Qiu said. At some point, he had returned to carrying the white Phantom Fox in his arms.
At this time, it seemed like Phantom Fox was awake. It was trying to open its eyes at this moment. The excitement in her eyes was obvious when she saw Huan’er hugging Duan Ling Tian.
As though she could sense her parent’s gazes, Huan’er left Duan Ling Tian’s arms and walked toward Lian Qiu. She nodded at him but could not bring herself to call him father. After a moment, her eyes landed on the white fox in Lian Qiu’s arms.
“Huan’er… Is it really you, my daughter?”
A voice rang in Huan’er’s mind at this moment. To her, this voice that she had not heard for more than 200 years was like the voice of an angel.
“Mom, it’s me,” Huan’er said as she tried to hold back her tears. At the same time, her white robes began to flutter even though there was no wind. Soon enough, the giant silhouette of a pure and elegant white fox appeared behind her.
Upon seeing this, Ji Ning Yun, Little Black, Little White, and Little Gold felt a crushing pressure deep in their souls. This was an instinctual reaction since the Huan’er’s true form was considered the top among Celestial Beasts.
“This…” Ji Ning Yun frowned slightly as she looked at the giant silhouette behind Huan’er. After a beat, her eyes widened as she exclaimed, “A Thousand Phantoms Ice Fox!”
“A Thousand Phantoms Ice Fox?”
Upon hearing Ji Ning Yun’s words, Little Black, Little White, and Little Gold who just recovered their sense were shocked again. With this, they finally understood why they felt the pressure when the silhouette behind Huan’er appeared. As it turned out, Huan’er was a Thousand Phantoms Ice Fox.
Whether it was the Ten Thousand Beasts Heaven’s dragon clan or the Blood Moon Ridge, both were heaven-grad forces that had existed for a long time. Due to their deep roots and strong foundations, normal heaven-grade forces like the Boundless Heaven’s Heavenly Pool Palace or the Solitary Destructive Heaven’s Heavenly Sword Mountain that were relatively new could not compare to them.
Those from heaven-grade forces were taught many things, including Divine Beasts that existed in Devata Realms. For example, there was the Divine Beast, the Ten-Clawed Divine Dragon, that would only appear every 100,000 years. The Heavenly Emperor who had left the dragon clan to conquer another Devata Realms was also a Ten-Clawed Divine Dragon. He was the most recent Ten-Clawed Divine Dragon that had appeared in the dragon clan.
Similarly, the Blood Moon Ridge also had Divine Beasts. Unlike the dragon clan’s Ten-Clawed Divine Dragon that appeared once every 100,000 years, the Divine Beast in the Blood Moon Ridge would appear randomly. Sometimes it might take several hundred thousand years before a Divine Beast would appear; sometimes there might be two or more Divine Beasts appearing within tens of thousands of years. The most famous Divine Beast in the Blood Moon Ridge was the Nine Depths God Killing Mouse. The current Patriarch of the Blood Moon Ridge was its direct descendant.
Currently, many of the powerhouses in Blood Moon Ridge were rodent-type Celestial Beasts. For example, the Patriarch and the Grand Elder. For this reason, Little Gold was treated very well in the Blood Moon Ridge after obtaining their inheritance in the mundane realm and evolving into a top rodent-type Celestial Beast. Even the Grand Elder of the Blood Moon Ridge treated her as though she was his daughter.
Ji Ning Yun murmured, “A Thousand Phantoms Ice Fox, the Divine Beast from the Phantom Fox Clan that only appears once every 1,000,000 years. I didn’t think I’d be able to see one with my own eyes…”
Following that, Ji Ning Yun shifted her gaze to Little Black and Little White as she thought to herself, ‘When a Ten-Clawed Divine Dragon appears in the dragon clan, the Phantom Fox Clan’s Thousand Phantoms Ice Fox might not appear. However, when a Thousand Phantoms Ice Fox appears, the Ten-Clawed Divine Dragons would usually show up as well. It seems like our dragon clan’s Ten-Clawed Divine Dragon will appear soon… Little Black and Little White are the likeliest candidates; I wonder which of them will become a Ten-Clawed Divine Dragon?’
This matter had been on Ji Ning Yun’s mind for a long time now. The high-ranking officials in the dragon clan had held more than one meeting to discuss this matter. Among all the Nine-Clawed Divine Dragons in the dragon clan, Little Black and Little White had the highest chances to evolve into a Ten-Clawed Divine Dragon.
At this moment, Ji Ning Yun smiled as she walked toward Huan’er and said, “You’re Huan’er, right? Please give me some space so I can heal your mother…”
Huan’er turned to look at Duan Ling Tian first. Only when she saw Duan Ling Tian nodding did she move aside.
“Your daughter is amazing,” Ji Ning Yun said to Lian Qiu and the white fox in his arms. At the same time, a pure energy surged out of her and shrouded the white fox in Lian Qiu’s arms.
With that, the external injuries on the white fox healed at a speed visible to naked eyes.
Upon seeing this, Duan Ling Tian said, “I’ve long heard that the healing abilities of the law of light are far superior to the law of wood. It seems like it’s true!”
After half an hour, Ji Ning Yun managed to completely heal the white fox’s external injuries and 80% of its internal injuries. When she finally stopped healing the white fox, her forehead was drenched with sweat. She quickly evaporated them with her energy once she was done.
Suddenly, the white fox in Lian Qiu’s arms disappeared, and a white-clad woman whom Huan’er resembled appeared. She was none other than Du Xuan, Huan’er’s mother. As soon as she returned to her human form, she expressed her gratitude to Ji Ning Yun. “Thank you, Fourth Elder…”
Although Du Xuan was severely injured and could not communicate, she was still aware of everything that had happened. Even when she was in her husband’s Little World, she was aware of what was happening outside.
“You’re welcome.” Ji Ning Yun nodded.
“Mom!” Huan’er was delighted when she saw Du Xuan’s human form, looking no different from the day she left. She hurriedly stepped forward and hugged Du Xuan.
“Huan’er, you’ve grown up. I’m so happy. When I left, I was incredibly worried about you, but I had no choice. I was afraid I wouldn’t even be able to see your father one last time. I was selfish; I hope you don’t blame me…” Du Xuan said emotionally.
Duan Ling Tian and Ji Ning Yun exchanged a look and tacitly agreed to leave Huan’er to reunite with her family. They brought Little Black, Little White, and Little Gold away to give the family of three some space.
After walking away, Ji Ning Yun asked, “Duan Ling Tian, what’s your plan after this?”
“I have no plans for now.” Duan Ling Tian shook his head as his eyes shone brightly. “I just want to reach the stage of a Celestial Emperor as soon as I can…”
Duan Ling Tian could only fuse his profundities once he became a Celestial Emperor. Otherwise, it did not matter even if he had heaven-defying talents.
“You can come with us to the dragon clan if you have no plans,” Ji Ning Yun said with a smile as she glanced at Little Black and Little White, “These two will be incredibly happy if you visit the dragon clan…”
As soon as Ji Ning Yun finished speaking, Little Black and Little White stared at Duan Ling Tian eagerly. It was just as Ji Ning Yun said; they would be incredibly happy if Duan Ling Tian came with them to the dragon clan.
“Brother Ling Tian, come with us… We can cultivate together. Once the passage to the Divine Offering Land opens, we can rescue Sister Ke’er and Sister Fei’er!” Little White said to Duan Ling Tian.
“Brother Ling Tian, you can come to the Blood Moon Ridge as well if you don’t want to go to the dragon clan. Our Blood Moon Ridge is just as good!” Little Gold smirked.
Duan Ling Tian smiled and refused Ji Ning Yun’s invitation. “Senior, I truly appreciate the gesture… However, I just recalled there’s somewhere I have to go.”
“Where is that?” Ji Ning Yun asked curiously. What place could be better than the dragon clan? After all, many would die for a chance to be invited to the dragon clan, and yet, this human easily refused the invitation. However, she was also aware that Duan Ling Tian was not the average human. He was not even 300 years old, but his strength had surpassed Little Black and Little White. Moreover, he was also the successor of Feng Qing Yang, the Heavenly Emperor of the Solitary Destructive Heaven.
“Purgatory.” Duan Ling Tian’s eyes glinted brightly.