Chapter 4159: Massive Rewards
Translator: EndlessFantasy Translation Editor: EndlessFantasy Translation
Duan Ling Tian naturally would not waste the opportunity to explore the emperor-grade secret realm now that all of his competitors were gone. During his journey, he encountered a few tests. He passed all the tests and successfully claimed the respective rewards. Needless to say, the rewards were nowhere close to being as valuable as the Heavenly Dao Fruits. It was only natural since the tests were not difficult. Nonetheless, the rewards, even if they were not much, would still help him to raise his cultivation base just like the rewards from killing someone stronger than him.
Under normal circumstances, most people would be worried that their laws could not keep up with the cultivation base if they raised their cultivation bases too quickly. However, Duan Ling Tian did not have such concerns. After all, his comprehension of the law of space was comparable to that of Supreme Gods. Moreover, he had also comprehended the Sword Dao and the Mastery Dao. As such, he did not need to worry about the disparity between his cultivation base and his comprehension of the law.
Duan Ling Tian also did not need to worry about losing control over his Divine Energy due to his rapid improvements due to his 99 Heavenly Veins and his stable foundation. His foundation was so solid that no other rudimentary Emperor of Gods in the Profound Energy Land and the other Realms of Gods could compete with him in this regard.
For those whose foundation was not stable, it would be easy for them to lose control of their Divine Energies and deviate from their paths if their cultivation bases rose too suddenly and quickly. Consequently, they could permanently damage their Heavenly Veins, which would ruin their cultivation, or at worst, they could die.
Meanwhile, Liu Wu You was still in awe of Duan Ling Tian’s strength.
‘He’s so strong. Among everyone that came here, the only people he could defeat were the three advanced Emperors of Gods…’
Liu Wu You could not help but wonder again if Duan Ling Tian was truly just a rudimentary Emperor of Gods who had yet to stabilize his cultivation base. His strength was already terrifying before he became a rudimentary Emperor of Gods; now that he was a rudimentary Emperor of Gods, his strength was heaven-defying.
‘We killed quite a lot of demon spirits in the realm of an intermediate Emperor of Gods. It’s highly likely that I’ll break through and become an intermediate Emperor of Gods after leaving the secret realm,’ Liu Wu You thought to herself with bright eyes as the time drew nearer to when they would leave the emperor-grade secret realm. She did not expect to gain so much from this trip. In the beginning, she entered the emperor-grade secret realm without much expectation and the mentality of watching a show. After all, it would be difficult for her to gain much when she came in with a group of advanced and intermediate Emperors of Gods. Who knew that Duan Ling Tian would be able to turn the situation around and even help her?
Time passed very quickly.
“My lord, we’ll be transported out of the secret realm today,” Liu Wu You said. She had become even more respectful to Duan Ling Tian after witnessing his strength and receiving benefits from him from time to time. Whenever they ran into demon spirits in the realm of rudimentary Emperors of Gods, he would let her kill them and claim their possessions. Moreover, if they came across things she needed, he would trade them with her. Not only that, but he would also trade for treasures of higher value with her.
Duan Ling Tian nodded in response as he continued to explore the emperor-grade secret realm. The secret realm was very vast, and it would be impossible for him to search every corner given the limited time.
Half a day later…
Duan Ling Tian and Liu Wu You felt the ground beneath their feet vanishing before darkness engulfed them. When they regained their sight, they found that they were in the same place before they entered the emperor-grade secret realm.
The entrance of the emperor-grade secret realm began to disappear as well.
Suddenly, someone exclaimed, “Liu Wu You?!”
At the same time, beams of light shone down from the sky.
“So many rewards?!” another person exclaimed.
Quite a few people watched as beams of light shone down continuously on Duan Ling Tian and Liu Wu You. These were intermediate Emperors of Gods who received news about the emergence of the emperor-grade secret realm but arrived too late. Although they could not enter the emperor-grade secret realm, they did not leave. They were all waiting for the people to come out of the emperor-grade secret realm to see if they could kill those people and snatch their treasures. However, all of them were now shocked when they saw the beams of light that kept shining down from the sky.
Soon after, a few of them extended their Divine Consciousness to probe the duo.
“Both of them are just rudimentary Emperors of Gods!”
“Rudimentary Emperors of Gods?! Are you joking?”
“I’ve seen that woman before. She’s Liu Wu You, the City Governor of Wu You City.”
“How unexpected. Wu You City is quite far, but she came all the way here…”
“The emperor-grade secret realm can only be opened with 20 Emperors of Gods… Where are the others? Why is it that there are only two of them? Did the others die?”
“Only two rudimentary Emperors of Gods survived? What exactly happened to the other 18 Emperors of Gods?”
“These two people are really lucky!”
“Maybe it’s not luck. They might have just hidden and waited in the secret realm until the time was up. Moreover, who knows if they are aware that the rewards would be split?”
“The other 18 Emperors of Gods must have sacrificed a lot. Alas, the fruits of their labor were reaped by these two people.”
“These two people must have many treasures. Do you think they claimed the spatial rings of the other Emperors of Gods as well?”
“I really don’t know…”
Someone scoffed. “Why don’t we kill them and find out for ourselves?”
The intermediate Emperors of Gods looked at Duan Ling Tian and Liu Wu You with predatory gazes. At the same time, they began to move and surround the duo. Since the duo was still receiving the rewards, they did not make a move yet. If they attacked at this time, the rewards would be interrupted, and they would be punished by the heavens. Even if they survived the punishment, they would be crippled. As such, they could only wait until the beams of light disappeared before they could make a move.
At the same time, Duan Ling Tian glanced at those who surrounded him before he said to Liu Wu You, “It seems like some of them recognize you…”
“My lord, I don’t know any of them,” Liu Wu You said, “They’re likely hunters from the nearby area. They must have gathered when they received news about the emergence of the emperor-grade secret realm. Alas, they came too late. Now that they’ve seen our massive rewards, they must think that we were lucky and plan to kill us to obtain our possessions.”
“You’re right.” Duan Ling Tian naturally could guess this as well. However, he did not pay attention to the men at all. He knew they would only make a move once the rewards stopped coming.
As for Liu Wu You, although she was not very confident about her ability, she felt at ease since Duan Ling Tian was by her side. Hence, she was rather calm as she absorbed the rewards and cultivated, attempting to break through the final hurdle to become an intermediate Emperor of Gods.
At the same time, Duan Ling Tian’s aura began to change drastically as his cultivation base stabilized.
Upon seeing Duan Ling Tian and Liu Wu You’s changes, the expressions of the intermediate Emperors of Gods turned solemn.
“Their cultivation bases are rising rapidly!”
“For such massive rewards, those 18 Emperors of Gods who died must have been intermediate Emperors of Gods at least, and they must have killed many powerful demon spirits before they died there…”
“It seems like Liu Wu You is going to break through and become an intermediate Emperor of Gods!”
“That purple-clad young man just stabilized his cultivation base. Could he be the one who broke through into the realm of an Emperor of Gods and triggered the appearance of the emperor-grade secret realm?”
“If that’s the case, the time he took to stabilize his cultivation base is unbelievably short!”
“I’m really envious of the massive rewards they received!”
The intermediate Emperors of Gods were green with envy as they looked at Duan Ling Tian and Liu Wu You. They were very patient as they waited for the rewards to stop.
Half a month later, Liu Wu You finally stopped receiving the rewards. Her aura had changed completely now that she became an intermediate Emperor of Gods. She sighed inwardly as she thought to herself, ‘Although the remaining energy was quite a lot after my breakthrough, it’s still not enough to stabilize my cultivation base…’
At this time, Liu Wu You sensed the movements of the intermediate Emperors of Gods. She glanced at them and said, “Listen to me. All of you better leave if you want to live. It’ll be too late once my lord finishes absorbing the energy from the rewards…”
The intermediate Emperors of Gods were stunned by Liu Wu You’s words. They instinctively shifted their eyes to Duan Ling Tian.
“Liu Wu You, did you just address him as ‘my lord’?”
“Liu Wu You, not only are you the City Governor of Wu You City, but you’re now an intermediate Emperor of Gods. How could you address a rudimentary Emperor of Gods, who had just stabilized his cultivation base, as ‘my lord’?”
“Liu Wu You, are you trying to trick us into leaving? How preposterous!”
“That’s right! Do you think we’re fools who’ll fall for your lousy lie?”
The intermediate Emperors of Gods wore varying expressions of disdain on their faces as they spoke.
At this time, Duan Ling Tian was finally done with absorbing the energy from the rewards. He opened his eyes, and his gaze was very profound. It was as though he could see through everyone’s thoughts.