Chapter 3785: The First Test
Translator: EndlessFantasy Translation Editor: EndlessFantasy Translation
Du Po Jun and Duan Ling Tian looked at each other briefly before Du Po Jun looked at Hu Tian Du and shook his head as he said, “I’m not confident I’d win.”
As soon as Du Po Jun’s voice fell, an uproar broke out immediately. Everyone turned to look at Duan Ling Tian in unison. They had witnessed how strong Du Po Jun was earlier, and yet, Du Po Jun was not confident he would be able to defeat Duan Ling Tian. How strong was Duan Ling exactly? At the same time, they also keenly felt that the Hidden Fog Sect had truly suffered a great loss by losing a prodigy like Duan Ling Tian.
Even disciples of the Hidden Fog Sect shook their heads and sighed. Many of them thought that the Hidden Fog Sect would not be so embarrassed if Duan Ling Tian were still in their sect.
“At least you have self-awareness,” Hua Tian Du said with a laugh after hearing Du PO Jun’s reply. Then, he turned to look at Duan Ling Tian and asked loudly and bluntly, “Duan Ling Tian, when you killed Shangguan Xiong Feng and Long Xiao, you were just a rudimentary King of Gods. Now that more than 20 years have passed, have you broken through and become an intermediate King of Gods?”
Everyone, including Du PO Jun, Qian Yin, and Supreme Elder Lei, turned to look at Duan Ling Tian.
When Hu Tian Du mentioned Long Xiao, Supreme Elder Lei’s expression darkened. Nonetheless, he still remained calm and kept his temper under control. After all, with Hua Tian Du’s identity, he had no choice but to restrain himself.
With the three Supreme Elders of the Linghu clan protecting Duan Ling Tian, no one dared to rashly probe Duan Ling Tian with their Divine
Consciousnesses. Hence, they could only wait for Duan Ling Tian’s answer.
“I just broke through not too long ago…” Duan Ling Tian said with a nod. He had a rather good impression of the straightforward Young Master of the
Eastern Oriental Sect. It was clear Hu Tian Du was a carefree and frank person.
Hence, he was not irritated by the question.
“Awesome!” Hu Tian Du gave Duan Ling Tian a thumbs-up as he said, “Duan
Ling Tian, I was definitely no match for an advanced King of Gods when I was a rudimentary King of Gods. However, you were strong enough to defeat ordinary advanced Kings of Gods when you were just a rudimentary King of Gods. Now that you’ve become an intermediate King of Gods, very few cultivators who aren’t Lords of Gods in the Eastern Ridge Mansion are a match for you.”
Hu Tian Du was not stingy with his praise for Duan Ling Tian at all.
“Young Master Hua, you’re overpraising me,” Duan Ling Tian said modestly with a smile.
“I look forward to fighting you during the Latent Dragon Grand Contest even though I’m not confident about defeating you at all!” Hua Tian Du said with a laugh.
Meanwhile, after Duan Ling Tian admitted that he had become an intermediate
King of Gods, everyone, including the ordinary disciples from the Hidden Fog Sect, 10,000 Devils Sect, and the Murong clan, was shocked.
On the other hand, those with high status from the three lord-rank forces were not surprised. They had known about this a while ago.
Once again, Duan Ling Tian was the focus of everyone’s attention. It was not until fifteen minutes later that people gradually stopped staring at him and began to leave one after another.
Those who had good relationships gathered to talk while the others stood with their respective forces. Many of them were talking about Duan Ling Tian who had become an intermediate King of Gods.
The Murong clan stood together with the Linghu clan.
Hou Qing Ning came to Duan Ling Tian’s side and began to talk to Duan Ling
“Duan Ling Tian, I didn’t know you’d become an intermediate King of Gods! You’re really good at keeping secrets! During the last few times we spoke through Voice Transmission, you didn’t mention anything about it at all. Now that I think about it, I’m really too honest. As soon as I broke through and became a King of Gods, I told you about it.”
Duan Ling Tian asked teasingly, “Were you being honest or were you just trying to show off to me?
Hou Qing Ning was rendered speechless by these words. Indeed, he had been very proud and pleased when he had become a King of Gods. Hence, he could not wait to tell Duan Ling Tian about it. However, he was also grateful to Duan Ling Tian because he knew he would not have been able to break through so quickly without Duan Ling Tian’s help. Duan Ling Tian had given him the Primary, Secondary, and Tertiary Limit Divine Pills in the beginning. Then, when he was in the Murong clan, Duan Ling Tian had also given the trusted member of the Ten Thousand Leaves Divine Pills to pass to him. Among those Divine Pills, there was even a king-grade Limit Divine Pill that could eliminate the bottleneck for advanced gods trying to advance to become a rudimentary King of Gods. No other king- grade Divine Pills had such an effect except for that king-grade Limit Divine Pill.
That king-grade Limit Divine Pill’s effect was rather similar to that of the Lord Breakthrough Divine Pill. The Lord Breakthrough Divine Pill could help eliminate the bottleneck for advanced Kings of Gods to become rudimentary Lords of Gods. Not only that, but it could also boost one and stabilize one’s cultivation after becoming a rudimentary Lord of Gods.
After chatting for a while, Duan Ling Tian suddenly asked, “Do you have any news about Ding Yan?”
Duan Ling Tian had not heard anything about his friend in the Skywind City’s Hidden Fog Academy after Hou Qing Ning told him that Ding Yan had dropped out of the Hidden Fog Academy. Over the years, he had tried to send messages to Ding Yan as well, but he did not receive any reply. If it were not for Ding Yan’s intact Soul Pearl, he would have thought that Ding Yan had died.
“No.” Hou Qing Ning shook his head. He said, puzzled, “I tried to contact him more than a dozen times over the years, but I didn’t receive any reply. I don’t know what he’s doing or why he’s not replying to our messages.”
“Did you find out anything about his background?” Duan Ling Tian asked.
“After he left without saying anything, I tried looking into his background, but I didn’t find anything. It’s like he suddenly appeared out of thin air in Skywind City,” Hou Qing Ning replied.
“I’m certain he has a powerful background. At the very least, he should be from a lord-rank force,” Duan Ling Tian said. He recalled the time when Ding Yan told him the king-rank Thong clan would not dare to act against him as long as Ding Yan was by his side. With this, it was rather obvious that Ding Yan’s background was not simple. Now that Ding Yan disappeared without saying anything, Ding Yan became even more mysterious.
‘What makes you say that?” Hou Qing Ning asked. He did not know about Ding Yan and Duan Ling Tian’s past exchange, after all. He only understood after Duan Ling Tian explained it to him.
“Although I’ve only been friends with Ding Yan for a short time, I know he’s not someone who would boast. Since he said those words to you, he must be really confident. I wonder which force he is from. If we knew, we could’ve looked for him,” Hou Qing Ning said. Then, a frown appeared on his face as he asked, “Duan Ling Tian, what do you think happened to Ding Yan? Why didn’t he reply to our messages?
“There are two possibilities,” Duan Ling Tian said, “First, he’s in closed-door cultivation and has blocked off all forms of communications. Second, his spatial ring that holds our Soul Pearls has been confiscated, and his life is in danger.’
Duan Ling Tian speculated that Ding Yan might be in danger and Ding Yan’s spatial ring had been confiscated because there was no possibility of Ding Yan losing his spatial ring. After all, if Ding Yan lost his spatial ring, the spatial ring would give out a signal that would enable him to find it.
Three days passed by in just a blink of an eye.
At this time, a large crowd had already gathered outside the Flying Dragon Sect’s estate. Among the crowd were participants, relatives who came to send the participants off, and those who came to watch the show.
“Finally, the entrance examinations for the Flying Dragon Sect will begin today! Only those who can pass the first test here can enter the Flying Dragon Sect’s estate to participate in the following rounds of tests. Those who passed the first test are allowed to bring one person into the Flying Dragon Sect’s estate. This is so participants can bring their elders into the sect to watch their performance during the subsequent tests. This rule has been in place since 1,000 years ago,” a disciple from the Linghu clan said.
Duan Ling Tian knew about the first test one would have to pass before one would be allowed to enter the Flying Dragon Sect’s estate. However, it was only now that he realized those who passed the first test were allowed to bring an elder into the sect with them. It was not surprising that he did not know this since what he knew about the Flying Dragon Sect’s entrance examination was from a book he read in the Linghu clan. That book was written 2,000 years ago by a disciple of the Linghu clan.
The crowd was packed like sardines in a can to the east of the Flying Dragon Sect’s estate.
At this moment, someone cried out, “The people of the Flying Dragon Sect are here!”
Everyone turned to look and saw a group of people flying out of the Flying Dragon Sect’s estate..