But the Earth Puppet possessed a speed that firmly exceeded Duan Ling Tian, and when it charged towards Duan Ling Tian, it was like an eagle capturing a chick.
After a short moment, the Earth Puppet had arrived before Duan Ling Tian once more.
A punch that contained the strength of 10 ancient horned dragon blasted over once more with an imposing manner that shot into the sky like a rainbow.
This time, Duan Ling Tian wasn’t in time to dodge, and in a rush, the grade one spirit sword in his hand trembled before moving to intercept the Earth Puppet’s fist.
The Earth Puppet’s fist smashed down, shocking the hand Duan Ling Tian held his sword to the point it split open and dripped with blood, whereas, the grade one spirit sword flew out of his hand as well.
The fist of the Earth Puppet was struck by the strength of the grade one spirit sword to move aside slightly in the end, and it avoided Duan Ling Tian as it fiercely smashed out.
The material fist print whistled out and smashed onto the ground as if it was breaking dry branched.
Instantly, the ground shook once more.
"If this goes on, I’ll sooner or later be killed by it!" Duan Ling Tian took a deep breath as he stopped his bleeding with his Origin Energy and consumed a Great Recovery Pill before catching his breath, and then he retreated to the other side of the cavern.
"I can only try if soul skills are effective towards it…" Duan Ling Tian thought as his eyes flickered with a dim light.
Instantly, Duan Ling Tian constructed an illusory space that enveloped the Earth Puppet.
However, the illusory space was completely disregarded by the Earth Puppet.
"Looks like although the Earth Puppet possesses a material body, its still an Origin Shadowpuppet in essence, and since it doesn’t possess a soul, it’s utterly unaffected by soul skills." Duan Ling Tian sighed in his heart.
At this moment, he realized the fact that although he grasped the soul skill, Thousand Illusion, it practically didn’t exist before the Earth Puppet.
Meanwhile, the Earth Puppet continued to charge towards Duan Ling Tian, and it started the process of an eagle catching a chick.
Whoosh! Whoosh! Whoosh! Whoosh! Whoosh!
The speed and strength of the Earth Puppet completely surpassed Duan Ling Tian, and its battle with Duan Ling Tian was simply like an adult chasing after a child.
"Eh, why hasn’t it used the Earth Concept to draw support from the energy of the earth until now?" Duan Ling Tian was unable to wrap his head around this.
He was sure that if the Earth Puppet drew support from the energy of the earth, he would probably be killed by the Earth Puppet in a single move.
Duan Ling Tian who’d dodged many times and suffered many injuries obtained a conclusion during the process of taking a beating.
Due to certain reasons, the Earth Puppet wasn’t able to draw support from the energy of the earth…
"What’s going on?" At the same time that Duan Ling Tian hurriedly fled while being chased by the Earth Puppet, he couldn’t help but be slightly curious.
He started to swiftly flash through the memories of the Rebirth Martial Emperor.
In next to no time, he obtained the answer.
"Even if a Concept Fragment was forcefully fused into an Earth Puppet, it would be unable to draw support from the energy of the earth like humans and demon beasts."
"Human martial artists and demon beasts have to use the Earth Concept to communicate with the earth and attain an extreme level of intimacy before being able to obtain the acknowledgement of the earth and become capable of drawing support from the energy of the earth!"
"The Earth Puppet doesn’t possess intelligence. That stiff and icy cold body entirely doesn’t know how to communicate with the earth via Earth Concept… In this way, it’s naturally unable to draw support from the energy of the earth!" Duan Ling Tian heaved a sigh of relief. "So that’s how it is."
Although Duan Ling Tian was still unable to deal with the Earth Puppet now, but the worry in Duan Ling Tian’s heart had still dispersed by a great deal.
At least, he was completely certain now that the Earth Puppet’s full strength was comparable to the strength of 10 ancient horned dragons…
Compared to him, it was only stronger by the strength of a few thousand ancient mammoths.
A wave of ear piercing howls of the wind sounded out, and it caused Duan Ling Tian’s mind to instantly become strained.
He knew that the Earth Puppet was close to him again.
Duan Ling Tian hurriedly struck out his sword backwards before his entire body seemed to transform into a gale that flashed towards the distance.
The Earth Puppet’s fist that was like a cannonball once again blasted the grade one spirit sword in Duan Ling Tian’s hand aside and didn’t slow down in the slightest to smash onto the cavern wall at the side with a bang, and it shock the wall to the point bits of rock sprayed out and a terrifying and savage crack appeared.
"It really hurts." Duan Ling Tian felt the intense pain that came from his palm, and the corners of his mouth couldn’t help but flinch as he frowned.
Right at this moment, the Earth Puppet turned around and charged towards Duan Ling Tian under his gaze.
"The body of this Earth Puppet looks to be heavy, but its speed isn’t slow." Duan Ling Tian’s gaze unintentionally descended onto the feet of the Earth Puppet.
Presently, the Earth Puppet was flashing out to pounce towards Duan Ling Tian, and as the bottom of its feet rubbed the ground, numerous sparks that were like bolts of lightning flickered into appearance.
These strands of sparks imprinted into Duan Ling Tian’s eyes and were magnified limitlessly, causing Duan Ling Tian’s expression to become slightly stunned.
"Light… ning…" Duan Ling Tian muttered, and he seemed to have obtained some sort of enlightenment.
It seemed like a moment had passed, yet seemed like a century.
"I understand now… It turns out that I’ve walked into a wrong path! Lightning belongs to the ranks of the energies of nature, but it’s formed in a certain way… That way is similar to friction." Duan Ling Tian became clear headed.
Right at this moment, that Earth Puppet had already arrived before Duan Ling Tian, and its fist was ceaselessly enlarging before Duan Ling Tian’s eyes.
It was as if in the blink of an eye, it would blast Duan Ling Tian’s entire body flying.
"Bring it on!" Duan Ling Tian shouted out explosively, and he even didn’t have the intention of dodging.
Sword Drawing Arts!
In an instant, the grade one spirit sword in Duan Ling Tian’s hand flashed out like a shadow to intercept the fist of the Earth Puppet that was smashing towards him.
In practically an instant, the Origin Energy and second level Wind Concept in Duan Ling Tian’s body fused into the spirit sword.
Not only that, strands of lightning bolts followed them and fused into the spirit sword.
In the sky above Duan Ling Tian, another ancient horned dragon silhouette appeared beside the existing nine ancient horned dragon silhouettes and the few thousand ancient mammoth silhouettes.
First level Elementary Lightning Concept.
An ear piercing howl of a sword sounded out, and the grade one spirit sword in Duan Ling Tian’s hand once again touched the fist of the Earth Puppet, yet wasn’t blasted away again.
It instead slashed off the fist of the Earth Puppet as if it was cutting through tofu.
At the same time, Duan Ling Tian’s body slightly moved to the side.
The sound of wind and lightning arose, and he easily dodged the fist of the Earth Puppet that had been severed off and was brought forward by momentum.
The first that left the body of the Earth Puppet fiercely collided with the cavern wall behind him, and it actually directly drilled into the wall.
Around the fist, cracks spread out and seemed to have formed a spider web.
Swish! Swish! Swish! Swish! Swish!
On the other side, with a raise of his hand, the sword lights in Duan Ling Tian’s hand seemed to have transformed into falling rain that covered the sky, and it fell onto the body of the Earth Puppet drop by drop.
At this moment, the body of the Earth Puppet that Duan Ling Tian was originally unable to injure in the slightest had seemed to have become extremely fragile tofu now, and it was easily slashed into over 100 pieces by Duan Ling Tian.
Bang! Bang! Bang! Bang! Bang!
The remains of the Earth Puppet fell to the ground, yet it was numerous pieces of material earthen yellow stones.
At the same time, an earthen yellow fragment appeared within the scope of Duan Ling Tian’s vision, and it fell down along with the numerous earthen yellow stones.
"This is…" Duan Ling Tian’s heart shook when he saw this earthen yellow fragment, and his eyes abruptly lit up. "Seventh level Advanced Earth Concept Fragment!"
This Concept Fragment was even better than the sixth level Advanced Lightning Concept Fragment Little Gold had obtained earlier.
Duan Ling Tian’s hand flashed out like a bolt of lightning to grab the Earth Concept Fragment in his hand, and his emotions surged.
Right at this moment, the voice of the Martial Monarch sounded out from the Earth Concept Fragment and entered into Duan Ling Tian’s ears. "Congratulations on passing the fourth test! The fifth test can be activated by walking nine steps back before walking three steps left."
Obviously, a Voice Transmission Inscription left behind by the Martial Monarch was contained within the Earth Concept Fragment.
After he returned to his senses, Duan Ling Tian carefully sized up the Concept Fragment in his hand for some time.
After he confirmed that he wasn’t dreaming, Duan Ling Tian put it away in his Spatial Ring as if he was putting away a precious treasure.
"it’s all thanks to the Earth Puppet that I was able to comprehend Lightning Concept all of a sudden…" Duan Ling Tian sighed with emotion as he looked at the Earth Puppet beneath his feet that had shattered into over 100 pieces.
He could imagine that if he didn’t comprehend the Lightning Concept in time, it would be impossible for him to destroy the Earth Puppet and obtain the Earth Concept Fragment.
"There’re still another two tests…" After he returned to his senses, Duan Ling Tian continued to head towards the fifth test.
The fifth test was a test of wisdom.
In next to no time, Duan Ling Tian had arrived at the place the Martial Monarch spoke of and activated the Inscription Formation.
Right at this moment, the scene flashed before Duan Ling Tian’s eyes, and everything in his surroundings had undergone a tremendous change.
This place wasn’t the cavern any longer, and it was a beautifully decorated palace instead.
"Illusory space?" At the first possible moment, this thought emerged in Duan Ling Tian’s heart.
After this thought arose, it couldn’t be kept away, and it caused Duan Ling Tian to be even more sure.
Duan Ling Tian wasn’t unfamiliar with illusory spaces.
The soul skill he grasped, Thousand Illusions, was able to construct an illusory space that caused others to become immersed within it and unable to free themselves.
"I never imagined that there would be a time that even I would be trapped in an illusory space by someone." Duan Ling Tian shook his head and laughed.
Right at this moment, the voice of the Martial Monarch sounded out in a timely manner. "The fifth test is a test of wisdom… What you need to do is leave this palace and return to the cavern! The time limit is 15 minutes.
"So long as you’re able to return to the cavern within the time limit, the sixth test will instantly be activated… So long as you defeat the final Sword Puppet, you’ll be able to obtain my lifetime’s worth of inheritance."
Duan Ling Tian was stunned when he heard the Martial Monarch.
"Obtain the inheritance? Could it be that the others have failed their tests at the beginning?" Duan Ling Tian thought to himself.
Although he didn’t know exactly what was going on, Duan Ling Tian still quickly recovered from his shock, and he raised his spirits to 120% before sizing up the illusory space before his eyes.
"Although I’m able to construct illusory spaces, but how should I break through this illusory space?" Duan Ling Tian was slightly without a clue.
"Never mind… I’ll just try." Subsequently, Duan Ling Tian utilized all his ability.
Second level Wind Concept, first level Lightning Concept, and the Earth Force took turns to join the battle.
But the illusory space was still firm like Mt. Tai, and it wasn’t affected in the slightest.
In the end, Duan Ling Tian was slightly anxious as well.