"Huh?" Duan Ling Tian was stunned and could not react in time.
"I told you to go in," Di Jue repeated.
When Duan Ling Tian heard his instruction, he took a careful look at Di Jue and sighed in his heart, "Di Jue is really being extremely careful". At the same time, he entered the Seven Treasures Exquisite Pagoda with just that thought.
The moment he entered the Seven Treasures Exquisite Pagoda, he felt as though an earthquake rocked the entire place before he was brutally sent out again.
Right now, the seawater continued to press on the Seven Treasures Exquisite Pagoda and the space inside was unstable too.
Duan Ling Tian had not lied about this at all.
If he really wanted to lure Di Jue in, he had to create an environment that was completely free of any disturbance outside the Seven Treasures Exquisite Pagoda. That way, Di Jue would not be able to be pushed out by the pagoda right away
Elder Huo also needed some time to make his move too.
For this reason, the words he had uttered just now was like a warning to Di Jue, in case the latter thought that his actions were suspicious.
Looking at the miserable Duan Ling Tian, Di Jue was filled with confidence right away.
"Let me try." At the same time, Di Jue walked to the front of the Seven Treasures Exquisite Pagoda and wanted to try it himself.
Secretly, Duan Ling Tian thought in his heart to control the Seven Treasures Exquisite Pagoda to suck Di Jue in but even though he had already thought it in his mind, Di Jue still remained unmoving and did not enter.
Duan Ling Tian's heart gave a jolt. He knew that this was because Di Jue had resisted the Seven Treasures Exquisite Pagoda.
Right now, the Seven Treasures Exquisite Pagoda still was not equipped with the ability to pull people in by force.
"As expected." This was also Di Jue's experiment which proved that Duan Ling Tian had not lied to him.
"Again." The moment Di Jue thought of this, he began to relax his body and let the Seven Treasures Exquisite Pagoda pull him in.
Just as a brilliance flashed across his eyes and before he could realize what was happening, he could feel a huge sense of resistance landing on his body and pushing him out of the huge tower.
This force was so endlessly vast that he could feel how tiny he was at that moment.
The uncomfortable feeling spread throughout his entire body and as a brilliance flashed across Di Jue's eyes again, he noticed that he had already returned outside the Seven Treasures Exquisite Pagoda.
"I didn't deceive you, did I?" Duan Ling Tian cast a nonchalant glance at Di Jue and shrugged.
"Hmph!" Di Jue snorted coldly before adding again, "In the past, how did you and Di Yong manage to separate the seawater?"
"It was I who separated it using the Inscription Formation from the Mortal Continent. However, it was also because Di Yong had given me a great number of resources that it was able to last so long. If I use all the materials that I have to lay it out now, it won't be able to last long," Duan Ling Tian explained very smoothly.
"Let's try using the materials that you have now first. Let me have a look at the situation inside first. At the most, we can come out first and set another formation up to enter it again after we've managed to find enough resources," Di Jue said.
"I've heard that the Dao Martial Saint Land has this Dao Talisman Formation or Saint Inscription Formation and they're more or less the same with the Inscription Formation from our Mortal Continent. Not only that, they're more effective too." Duan Ling Tian looked at Di Jue with a burning gaze.
"I'm not a Dao Talisman Master or a Saint Inscription Master." Just this single sentence from Di Jue made Duan Ling Tian feel greatly disappointed.
As he was feeling discouraged, his heart could not help but tighten instantly. 'I originally planned to let him dig his own grave if he's a Dao Talisman Master or Saint Inscription Master, but now it looks like I can only do it myself. Besides, in order not to raise his suspicions, I can't use the Saint Inscription to set up the formation either.'
Of course, Duan Ling Tian, who could already inscribe a Two-Star Saint Inscription, could come up with an easy Saint Inscription Formation too.
However, in order to avoid stirring any doubts, he could only set the Inscription Formation up.
At that moment, every step of his must be very careful. He could not take any risk at all.
If he took one step wrong, every step would subsequently be wrong!
'With the materials that I have on hand now, I'm afraid the Inscription Formation that I set up will only be able to last for a span of ten breaths at the most,' Duan Ling Tian thought to himself.
The moment Duan Ling Tian thought of this, he told Di Jue, "Maybe we should find the materials we need to set the Inscription Formation up. With the materials that I have, the Inscription Formation that I can set up can only last a span of two to three breaths at the most."
Duan Ling Tian reduced the time frame dramatically in order to make Di Jue agree to find the materials first.
However, what Di Jue said next caused his feelings to turn glum right away.
"The span of two to three breaths is already enough. I just want to take a look of the condition inside and I have no plan to roam around at all." This was Di Jue's true intention.
Duan Ling Tian wanted to give himself a hard, resounding slap. He should have said that he did not have any material to set the Inscription Formation up at the moment. From the situation now, he could only give Elder Huo a span of ten breaths. "I wonder whether Elder Huo will be able to kill him in the span of ten breaths." As he thought about this, he asked Elder Huo about it.
"I can only roughly probe his strength and he's not much weaker than I am now. All I can say is that I can't guarantee that I'll be able to kill him in the span of ten breaths! But I'll still do my best to destroy him and help you solve the crisis now," Elder Huo replied.
"How much confidence do you have to kill him?" Duan Ling Tian asked.
"50%," Elder Huo replied again.
"50%?" Duan Ling Tian's train of thought changed again and in the end, he gnashed down on his teeth. "Let's just go for it!"
One would have to risk it to find fortune!
Besides, he did not have any other option at this point now; this was the only thing he could do.
"When I'm setting the Inscription Formation up, I'll need you to help to part the seawater surrounding the pagoda. Only after we've entered, we'll let the Inscription Formation hold on to this seawater," said Duan Ling Tian, looking at Di Jue.
Di Jue nodded nonchalantly. Then, without seeing him making any movement, the seawater that was compressing down on the Seven Treasures Exquisite Pagoda was separated and pushed far away.
At once, the area within the perimeter of the Seven Treasures Exquisite Pagoda no longer had a drop of water around it.
As for separating the seawater that had immense strong pressure deep in the sea, Di Jue seemed like he was merely performing a feeble feat.
Actually, he was that powerful.
Even Duan Ling Tian could also separate the seawater using his True Energy by relying on his cultivation base of the Perfection Saint Rudiment Stage. It would also pose no problem for him to last for ten to fifteen days, let alone a Saint Stage powerhouse like Di Jue.
"If I'd known about this earlier, I would've prepared more materials that can inscribe such an Inscription Formation." As Duan Ling Tian began to set up the Inscription Formation, his heart was filled with regret.
However, how would it be possible for the past him to have expected that in the future? How could he have expected to face such a situation like this right now?
"Every problem has its solution." Taking a deep breath, Duan Ling Tian calmed down and quietened his heart as he concentrated on setting the Inscription Formation up.
He must be in the best state now.
Only then would he be able to put on his best show. Perhaps, he would be able to buy Elder Huo more time too. After all, the span of ten breaths was just too short.
Somehow, Duan Ling Tian seemed to have forgotten the situation that he was in now. Forgetting about everything, he focused on establishing the Inscription Formation that he had not set up for a very long time.
However, even though he had not set up an Inscription Formation for a long time, due to the fact that the Saint Inscription and the Inscriptions were more or less the same thing, Duan Ling Tian did not meet with many problems when he was setting the Inscription Formation up. Everything went smoothly as though it drifted along with the wind and current.
Above all, he managed to do very well.
"This Inscription Formation should be able to last for the span of eleven breaths… One breath more than I expected." After setting the Inscription Formation up, Duan Ling Tian nodded satisfactorily.
Even though the span of one breath was just a very short time, at least, he had bought some extra time for Elder Huo, allowing him to have more time to deal with Di Jue.
Seeing how Duan Ling Tian had stopped his work and stood up, Di Jue asked, "Are you done?"