4524 A Gap in History
Duan Ling Tian shook his head upon seeing Yao Tian Chen had lost his will to fight. He had told Yao Tian Chen that his Sword Dao had only reached the threshold of the seventh stage and that if Yao Tian Chen did not use his Sword Dao at all during their fight, Yao Tian Chen would not be at a disadvantage. Alas, based on the current situation, it seemed like Yao Tian Chen did not believe him. Perhaps, Yao Tian Chen even thought that he was being used as a punching bag.
Duan Ling Tian did not speak again and flew in the direction where Yao Xing Chen had gone.
Upon seeing this, Yao Tian Chen’s expression darkened immediately. Initially, he planned to continue following Yao Xing Chen. However, he had a feeling that if he caught up to Yao Xing Chen and Duan Ling Tian was around, Duan Ling Tian would definitely help Yao Xing Chen. After all, Duan Ling Tian was now a member of the Golden Dragon Palace of the Jade Tide Heavenly Mansion; Duan Ling Tian and Yao Xing Chen were now fellow members of the Jade Tide Heavenly Mansion.
‘With Duan Ling Tian around, even if I use my trump card, it’ll be difficult for me to kill Yao Xing Chen. Forget it! Yao Xing Chen should count himself lucky! In any case, we’ll be here for a year. I don’t believe that Duan Ling Tian will always be around him!’ Yao Tian Chen thought to himself, feeling slightly relieved. After that, he did not waste time and quickly left.
Meanwhile, the prodigies present on the scene looked at each other in fear and shock. After learning that Duan Ling Tian had comprehended the Sword Dao to the seventh stage, none of them dared to look down on or insult Duan Ling Tian again.
Since Duan Ling Tian had comprehended the Sword Dao to the seventh stage, it also meant that he was now a peerless top advanced Supreme God. Moreover, he was among the powerful peerless top advanced Supreme Gods. Yao Tian Chen, also a peerless top advanced Supreme God, was no match for him at all.
However, they also knew that although Yao Tian Chen was no match for Duan Ling Tian, it would be difficult for them to kill each other since they were both peerless top advanced Supreme Gods. Perhaps, one would have a slight chance if one made multiple preparations and ambushed the other party.
After flying for a while, Duan Ling Tian discovered that Yao Xing Chen was long gone. At the same time, he realized that he had been worried for nothing. He thought that Yao Xing Chen might have stopped to watch the fight earlier.
After confirming that Yao Xing Chen was not around, Duan Ling Tian’s Divine Consciousness swept out, surveying his surroundings and probing the Realm of Origin.
‘It’s said that this Realm of Origin was left by a level-seven supreme powerhouse in ancient times, before the gap in history. After the gap in history, there are no known level-seven supreme powerhouses at all. To become a level-seven supreme powerhouse, apart from comprehending one law to the paramount stage, one also has to comprehend one of the Four Daos of Heaven and Earth to the seventh stage. This is the minimum requirement to become a level-seven supreme powerhouse. In the past, it’s not that there isn’t anyone who comprehended the Four Daos of Heaven and Earth to the seventh stage, it’s just that they died before becoming supreme powerhouses or their laws failed to reach the paramount stage. It’s almost as if the seventh stage of the Four Daos of Heaven and Earth conflicts with the paramount stage of the laws. It seems difficult for them to grow hand in hand… Even for me…’
After reaching the threshold of the seventh stage of the Sword Dao, Duan Ling Tian discovered that he did not make any progress at all. It felt almost impossible for him to reach the seventh stage.
‘In the past, it was said that the Sword of Time comprehended the Sword Dao to the sixth stage, touching the threshold of the seventh stage. His law was also said to be close to the paramount stage… However, he cultivated the Sword Dao of Time, simultaneously improving his law and his Sword Dao. If his Sword Dao reached the seventh stage, it was likely that his law would reach the paramount stage as well. Unfortunately, he died. Rumors had it that a Saint killed him before he could grow even more powerful. After all, once his law and Sword Dao improved, he would become a level-seven supreme powerhouse, surpassing all the existing Saints. Most Saints naturally didn’t want this to happen. However, there were also rumors that he passed at the moment of a breakthrough due to the tribulation that came with entering the seventh level. It was said that he died due to that tribulation. Some people even speculated that he died because of the backlash from the simultaneous progress of his Sword Dao and law.’
It was as though the seventh level was a curse. After the gap in history, there were no known level-seven supreme powerhouses at all. The only traces left of level-seven supreme powerhouses were Realms of Origins like the one Duan Ling Tian was in.
Over the years, many Realms of Origins like this had been discovered. Although many people, including supreme powerhouses, had explored them, they still did not know why there was no level-seven supreme powerhouse after the gap in history.
After a while, Duan Ling Tian returned to his senses. He shook his head and muttered to himself with a wry smile on his face, “I’m only now at the threshold of the realm of peerless top advanced Supreme Gods. It’s still too early for me to think about this. I just need to continue to improve myself. Thanks to Elder Kong’s guidance, my law of space has improved slightly. However, it’s extremely difficult to make any more progress now. Whether it’s Elder Kong or Palace Master Xiao, their advice mostly helps me to perfect my own Sword Dao and turn it into the Spatial Sword Dao; a Sword Dao that is completely my own. If I can perfectly integrate my law of space and my Sword Dao, I’ll be able to form my Spatial Sword Dao. If I’m successful, with the current stage of my Sword Dao, my law of space should enter the paramount stage as well…”
Duan Ling Tian naturally knew that making his Sword Dao his own was not a simple feat. Currently, his Sword Dao was still influenced by his master’s Sword Dao. As a result, he was also subtly influenced by it. He knew it would not be easy to get rid of his master’s influence and form his own Sword Dao by integrating it with his law of space.
‘This place was left by a level-seven supreme powerhouse who comprehended the Sword Dao… His Sword Dao should be at or above the seventh stage. Perhaps, I’ll be able to find something useful here…’ Duan Ling Tian thought to himself.
In fact, Duan Ling Tian was not the only one to have these thoughts. The other prodigies were the same. Their goal in entering this Realm of Origin was to find something that could help them improve. In fact, finding the things that the Jade Tide Heavenly Mansion was less of a priority compared to that.