After pondering for a brief moment, the World Cleansing Divine Water responded, “We should be able to make it in time.”
Duan Ling Tian was ecstatic upon hearing the World Cleansing Divine Water’s words.
“I’ll speak to them now, and we’ll work together to help you stabilize your cultivation base. I won’t talk to you any longer so I can focus on helping you. If we get distracted, we risk expending more energy than necessary,” the World Cleansing Divine Water before going silent.
Then, Duan Ling Tian watched as the World Cleansing Divine Water’s energy reached out to the other Divine Elements’ energies that were revolving around the Divine Tree of Life. Soon after, five streaks of energy surged out of the small opening of his Little World and entered his body.
Duan Ling Tian’s eyes lit up briefly before he quickly calmed down and began to cultivate. With the help of the Five Divine Elements and the World Cleansing Divine Water’s words, he did not doubt whether he would be able to stabilize his cultivation base before the start of the Seven Mansions Feast.
Duan Ling Tian lost track of time as he immersed himself in his cultivation. The energies of the Five Divine Elements carried with it the rich Heaven and Spirit Energy from his Little World so the less-than-ideal cultivation environment on the flying ship was no longer a concern to him.
Under normal circumstances, Duan Ling Tian would not risk exposing the existence of his Little World. However, with the Five Divine Elements, he was not worried about the leakage of the Heaven and Earth Spirit Energy in his Little World or detection.
Since Zhen Ping Fan was near Duan Ling Tian, no one disturbed Duan Ling Tian’s cultivation. However, even if Zhen Ping Fan was not around, no one would be foolish enough to disturb Duan Ling Tian who was obviously cultivating when they knew the Pure Yang Sect placed all their hopes on him for the Seven Mansions Feast.
While the entourage from the Pure Yang Sect made their way to the Profound Jade Mansion, various forces were also on their way to the Profound Jade Mansion. There were also a few that were just apart to depart.
In the Eastern Ridge Mansion’s Wanqi clan, a flying ship just departed from the Wanqi clan’s estate.
The flying ship was unlike ordinary emperor-grade flying ships because it was forged by a skilled artifact expert, who was a good friend of one of the ancestors of the Wanqi clan. It was more spacious than ordinary emperor-grade flying ships. However, speed-wise, the custom-made flying ship was just like the other emperor-grade flying ships.
At this moment, many members of the Wanqi clan crowded every corner of the flying ship.
The entourage from the Wanqi clan was led by one of the Wanqi clan’s Golden Seat Elders, Wanqi Yu Ning.
The Wanqi clan used to have three Golden Seat Elders, but one of them, Wanqi Jue, had died some time ago.
Wanqi Yu Ning was also the strongest person in the Wanqi clan.
The flying ship was quiet and peaceful due to Wanqi Yu Ning’s presence. When the others chatted, all of them used Voice Transmission. No one dared to speak out loud due to the dark expression on Wanqi Yu Ning’s face.
Before departing from the Wanqi clan’s estate, Wanqi Yu Ning had met with Wanqi Hong and spoke to Wanqi Hong briefly. At that time, Wanqi Yu Ning still wore a smile on his face. However, after they boarded the flying ship and Wanqi Hong found a corner to settle in, the smile on Wanqi Yu Ning faded and was replaced with a dark expression.
An elder of the Wanqi clan sent a message to another elder who was standing next to him.
“Sigh! The ancestor must be reminded of Ancestor Wanqi Jue…”
“I agree. Ancestor Wanqi Jue’s death didn’t only affect our clan, but Ancestor Wanqi Yu Ning as well. Moreover, I’m sure he’s also worried about his breakthrough. Even if Wanqi Hong manages to secure a place for him to enter the Secret Holy Realm, it’s not a guarantee that he’ll be able to break through there. You should know he’s running out of time, especially if he doesn’t break through…”
After a while, the silence on the flying ship was broken by Wanqi Yu Ning. He looked at the young man sitting cross-legged in a corner and asked with burning eyes, “Little Hong’er, I forgot to ask you earlier. Have you stabilized your cultivation base?”
The young man opened his eyes upon hearing Wanqi Yu Ning’s words. He rose to his feet and said respectfully, “Ancestor, I didn’t let you down. I managed to stabilize my cultivation base.”
A wide smile bloomed on Wanqi Yu Ning’s face immediately. “That’s great! This is great news! It won’t be a problem for you to rank in the top three during the Seven Mansions Feast now that you’ve stabilized your cultivation base. Perhaps, you might even be able to seek revenge from Duan Ling Tian by defeating him!” His smile widened as he continued to say, “Duan Ling Tian has only been an intermediate Lord of Gods for slightly over a decade. It’s impossible for him to completely stabilize his cultivation base in such a short time. Even if he’s highly talented and the Pure Yang Sect gave him many resources, it’s impossible for him to achieve such a feat! If he has yet to completely stabilize his cultivation base, it means his strength won’t increase much. You lost to him previously, but this time, you’ll be able to defeat him in front of Ye Chen Feng! I heard Ye Chen Feng is one of the two people leading the Pure Yang Sect’s entourage.”
‘Ye Chen Feng!’
Wanqi Hong’s eyes burned with hatred upon hearing Ye Chen Feng’s words.
“Keep up the good work. With your progress, you might be able to avenge your great-great-grandfather in the future,” Wanqi Yu Ning said through Voice Transmission. It was inappropriate to openly say such words to incite Wanqi Hong, after all. If Ye Chen Feng caught wind of it, who knew if Ye Chen Feng would cut the trouble off at the root? There might be spies onboard the flying ship, after all. If something happened to him or Wanqi Hong, the Wanqi clan would be finished. Not only would the Wanqi clan lose their strongest powerhouse, but they would also lose their most outstanding young prodigy who was the future pillar of the clan.
Wanqi Hong’s voice was low as he asked through Voice Transmission, “Ancestor, is killing allowed during the Seven Mansions Feast?”
Wanqi Yu Ning was slightly taken aback by Wanqi Hong’s words. He stared at Wanqi Hong intently as he said, “Under normal circumstances, it’s prohibited. The only way is if your opponent agrees to a life-or-death battle. Even then, you’ll have to obtain the agreement from the Seven Mansions Feast’s council.”
Wanqi Yu Ning naturally knew Wanqi Hong wanted to kill Duan Ling Tian during the Seven Mansions Feast. He said grimly, “However, I don’t agree with you challenging Duan Ling Tian to a life-or-death battle. It’s not that I think you’re no match for him, but Duan Ling Tian is a monster. I believe you’ll be able to defeat him and rank in the top three during the Seven Mansions Feast, but killing him is a different matter. Who knows what he’s capable of if cornered? Even if he challenges you to a life-or-death battle, I’ll advise you to refuse. I hope you can understand my thoughts. The Wanqi clan can’t afford to take any more risks, and you’re the hope of our clan.”
After a brief moment, Wanqi Hong replied, “I understand, ancestor.”
At this moment, two flying ships were approaching the outskirts of the Profound Jade Mansion. These ships were from one of the Seven Mansions, excluding the Eastern Ridge Mansion and the Green Province Mansion.
In one of the flying ships, a group of young men was gathered in a corner and chatting among themselves.
“Hey, do you think Duan Ling Tian from the Eastern Ridge Mansion is as monstrously talented as the rumors said? He’s not even 3,000 years, but he defeated the Wanqi clan’s Wanqi Hong.”
“The rumors might not be true. I know Wanqi Hong. He’s very strong. I’m no match for him at all. I don’t believe he would be defeated by someone who’s not even 3,000 years old.”
“Well, we’ll find out for sure during the Seven Mansions Feast.”
“We have an advanced Lord of Gods representing our force this time. It shouldn’t be a problem for him to rank in the top ten.”
“Although he’s not as strong as Wanqi Hong, he’s still an advanced Lord of Gods. He’ll definitely be able to rank in the top ten. I remember that there were six advanced Lords of Gods who participated in the previous Seven Mansions Feast. All six of them ranked in the top ten.”
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Many people traveling to the Profound Jade Mansion for the Seven Mansions Feast were talking about Duan Ling Tian. All of them were very interested in the young man who had a meteoric rise after defeating Wanqi Hong, the most outstanding prodigy below the age of 10,000 in the Eastern Ridge Mansion.