War Sovereign Soaring The Heavens - Chapter 3419
The Heavenly Emperor of the Floating laughed. “It’s rare to see you so happy.” Then, he turned to look at Duan Ling Tian and said, “I didn’t expect Fei’er’s husband to be the true disciple of someone I know… Duan Ling Tian, your master, Heavenly Emperor Feng Qing Yang, challenged me to a duel back then, and we were evenly matched. Although he said he’ll come back to challenge me again after his next breakthrough, I already knew at that time I was no match for him whether he returns or not. Heavenly Emperor Feng Qing Yang is one of the most remarkable people I know… He didn’t have any fortuitous encounters and achieved everything on his own. Through the sword Dao, he comprehended the law of destruction and learned to fuse the profundities. When fighting him, you’ll see that laws that seem difficult to comprehend for others come naturally to him…”
After a brief pause, the Heavenly Emperor of the Floating Heaven said, “Hm… I just went on and on without introducing myself, didn’t I? I’m the Heavenly Emperor of the Floating Heaven, Yang Yun Xiao. You can address me as Senior Uncle. After all, your master did address me as Elder Brother at one point.” His smile grew wider and wider as he spoke.
“Senior Uncle Yang.” Duan Ling Tian would not show disrespect to Yang Yun Xiao. Not only was Yang Yun Xiao the Heavenly Emperor of the Floating Heaven and was acquainted with Feng Qing Yang, but most importantly, Yang Yun Xiao was Fei’er’s grandmaster.
Yang Yun Xiao laughed happily after Duan Ling Tian greeted him. Then, he retrieved something from his Spatial Ring and said, “Let this be my first meeting gift to you.”
As soon as Yang Yun Xiao’s voice fell, a small dull-looking bead hovered in front of Duan Ling Tian.
“Senior Uncle Yang, I can’t accept this,” Duan Ling Tian said as he shook his head. Although he did not know what that small bead was, since it was given by Yang Yun Xiao, the Heavenly Emperor of the Floating Heaven, it had to be precious.
“Take it,” Yang Yun Xiao said with a smile, “This is something I found in the Nine Serenities Battlefield. It’s incredibly unique. Extreme force is unable to destroy it; at most, its shape would change. Even forces strong enough to destroy Spatial Rings can’t destroy it. I’ve studied it for tens of thousands of years and still haven’t figured out what it is. I kept thinking about what I should give you; after all, what I give you, your master probably has as well. Therefore, I decided to give this to you… Although I don’t know what it is or what it does, there’s no doubt it’s something extraordinary…”
“Now that I know it’s so precious, even more so I feel that I can’t accept it,” Duan Ling Tian said with a wry smile. He could naturally tell the bead was special after listening to Yang Yun Xiao’s words. How could something that could withstand extreme force that could even destroy Spatial Rings be ordinary?
“By refusing, are you refusing to acknowledge me as your Senior Uncle?” Yang Yun Xiao asked.
“I…” Duan Ling Tian was slightly at a loss. The warmth and kindness he received from both Yang Yun Xiao and the Heavenly Emperor of the Purple Revelation Heaven were rather overwhelming. Based on this, he further realized how much influence his master whom he had yet to meet wielded; even the two Heavenly Emperors he met wanted to curry favor with his master.
Although Duan Ling Tian had yet to meet Feng Qing Yang and had no idea how close Feng Qing Yang was to Yang Yun Xiao, he was certain their relationship should be good. After all, Yang Yun Xiao was willing to give a unique treasure he had found in the Nine Serenities Battlefield and had studied for over tens of thousands of years but failed to uncover its mysteries to Feng Qing Yang’s true disciple.
Eventually, Duan Ling Tian accepted Yang Yun Xiao’s gift. Not only because Yang Yun Xiao insisted, but also because of what Huang’er, the sword soul of the Seven Orifices Exquisite Sword, had said.
Huang’er had said, “Master, you should accept it. It’ll be useful to me, and you’ll be pleasantly surprised…”
Huang’er was the sword soul of a prominent-grade divine artifact, the Seven Orifices Exquisite Sword. In the past, she was also the sword soul of another prominent-grade divine sword. It was not surprising she recognized the bead that was given by Yang Yun Xiao.
Duan Ling Tian could not help but ask curiously after listening to Huang’er’s words, “What is it?”
“It has many names. Every Realm of Gods called it by a different name. Master, all you have to know is that it’s likely I’ll be able to transform the Seven Orifices Exquisite Sword from a prominent-grade divine artifact to a supreme-grade divine artifact with it…”
A supreme-grade divine artifact? Duan Ling Tian was shocked by Huang’er’s words. In the past, he had asked Huang’er if the Seven Orifices Exquisite Sword was the highest grade divine artifact, and she had told him no. At that time, she explained to him there were supreme-grade divine artifacts that were a grade above prominent-grade divine artifacts. However, there were only a handful of supreme-grade divine artifacts, and they were mostly in the hands of powerful leaders of Realms of Gods. Most people would not even have a chance to encounter them. Finally, there were prime divine artifacts that were above supreme-grade divine artifacts. Prime divine artifacts were usually forged by supreme powerhouses, and needless to say, other divine artifacts could not compare to them at all. Only supreme powerhouses or those who were close to becoming supreme powerhouses possessed prime divine artifacts.
“Master, there’s actually no difference in the materials used to forge a prime divine artifact and a supreme-grade divine artifact. The prime divine artifacts are only superior due to the supreme divine energy from the supreme powerhouses who forged them. Supreme powerhouses would use their supreme divine energy to nourish the divine artifacts for tens of thousands of years after all. Therefore, if two opponents of equal strength fought, the one who possesses a prime divine artifact can easily defeat the one who possesses a supreme-grade divine artifact. The difference in strength between a prime divine artifact and a supreme-grade artifact is even greater than the difference in strength between a supreme-grade divine artifact and a primitive-grade divine artifact. In fact, the difference in strength is even greater than the difference between a supreme-grade divine artifact and an Emperor Grade Celestial Weapon…”
After speaking to Huang’er, Duan Ling Tian realized the Seven Orifices Exquisite Sword could only be considered as a fairly powerful weapon at best.
‘Supreme-grade divine artifact…’ Duan Ling Tian could not help but feel excited after listening to Huang’er’s words.
After returning to his senses, Duan Ling Tian said, “Thank you, Senior Uncle Yang.”
“There’s no need for that.” A bright smile appeared on Yang Yun Xiao’s face after Duan Ling Tian accepted the item. Then, he turned to look at Elder Huo who was standing behind Duan Ling Tian and said, “Golden Crow Celestial Emperor, I’ve heard of you… Among Feng Qing Yang’s subordinates, you should only be second to Meng Luo, the Heavenly Savage Celestial Emperor, right? When I met Feng Qing Yang, I think you still haven’t joined the Heavenly Palace of the Solitary Destructive Heaven, right?”
Elder Huo replied respectfully, “You’re right, Heavenly Emperor Yang. I only started serving our Lord Heavenly Emperor a few hundred years ago.”
Duan Ling Tian could tell Elder Huo was much more respectful toward Yang Yun Xiao compared to the Heavenly Emperor of the Purple Revelation Heaven. This was obviously because Yang Yun Xiao was much stronger than the Heavenly Emperor of the Purple Revelation Heaven; Yang Yun Xiao was an Eight Star God of War while the Heavenly Emperor of the Purple Revelation Heaven was only one of the top Seven Star Gods of War.
“That’s what I thought.” Yang Yun Xiao nodded. After that, he shifted his gaze to Duan Ling Tian and Li Fei and asked with a smile, looking like a kind elder, “When do you plan to leave?”
“Grandmaster,” Li Fei responded respectfully. “I plan to stay in the Floating Heaven for another two years to accompany my master before leaving.”
“Alright.” Yang Yun Xiao nodded. “It’s good that you have such thoughts.” Then, he turned to the Purple Spike Celestial Emperor and said, “Please look after Junior Nephew Duan and Elder Huo on my behalf.”
Then, Yang Yun Xiao said to Duan Ling Tian, “I’ll be absent for quite a while. If there’s anything you need, you can look for Si Jing…”
“I understand, Senior Uncle Yang.” Duan Ling Tian nodded.
Following that, the Purple Spike Celestial Emperor led Duan Ling Tian and the others out of Yang Yun Xiao’s cultivation ground.
One month later.
The Almighty Wind Celestial Emperor looked at Kong You Yi who was standing in front of him with a frown on his face. “Duan Ling Tian still hasn’t left?”
“Father, I’d spoken to a few people,” Kong You Yi replied icily with a dark expression on his face, “Duan Ling Tian plans to stay in the Floating Heaven for two years before bringing that b*tch, Li Fei, away. That b*tch said she wants to accompany Third Junior Aunt a little longer….”
“Two years?” The Almighty Wind Celestial Emperor’s expression eased. “Two years will pass in a blink of an eye. Don’t be anxious. I’ll personally capture him for you so you can torture him as much as you like at that time… However, we have to do that before your Third Junior Aunt comes to his rescue. If your Third Junior Aunts find him, you mustn’t do anything rash. I’m afraid she’ll lose her temper and attack you…”
The Almighty Wind Celestial Emperor continued to say, “Saying that, it shouldn’t be a problem for us to kill Duan Ling Tian as long as we spare Li Fei. With that, your Third Junior Aunt will probably only challenge me to a fight. Worst case scenario, I’ll suffer some injuries. After that, the matter will pass…”
Kong You Yi’s eyes brightened when he heard his father’s words. Then, he said through gritted teeth, “Fine. We’ll let him live for another two years… After that, I’ll make Li Fei watch as I tear him into pieces. I wonder what kind of expression she would have at that time…”