The Thousand Inscriptions Saint Sword that contained Duan Ling Tian's Sun Saint Origin that was raised to its highest limit flew out under the control of the third stage of the Supreme Sword Dao Mental Cultivation Method, the Sovereign Heart Sword. It seemed as though it could cut through anything!
The sound of something tearing rang in the air.
In just a blink of an eye, the original opening in the space barrier that had yet to close became wider. It went from being less than one foot long to several feet long.
Duan Ling Tian had used the same attack but its strength was raised to another level by the Elementary Devouring Tactic!
It's time to leave,' Duan Ling Tian thought to himself as he flew through the opening in the space barrier and vanished from the pseudo realm created by the three Eminent Devils.
It was pitch black when Duan Ling Tian entered the opening in the space barrier. After a few moments, he finally saw light. When he could see properly again, he discovered he was in a familiar place. Three years ago, he had entered the pseudo realm from an opening located at this place.
"I'm out! I finally got out!" Although Duan Ling Tian knew he would leave the pseudo realm, he could not help but feel happy as though he had been given a second chance at life. He began to laugh loudly.
Only three years had passed in the outside world, but Duan Ling Tian had been cultivating diligently on the fourth floor of the Seven Treasures Exquisite Pagoda for thirty years! It had taken him thirty years to raise his cultivation base to where it was today.
"From today onwards, I no longer have to hide myself in the Dao Martial Saint Land! I'm Duan Ling Tian. I no longer have to use any disguise or alias!" Duan Ling Tian removed the long and loose black robe he was wearing and changed into his purple robe. After that, he removed his disguise and reverted to his original appearance.
Sword-shaped brows and starry eyes! Handsome and graceful! This was Duan Ling Tian's true appearance!
Now that Duan Ling Tian's cultivation base was at the Sixth Form of the Saint Celestial Stage, he felt he had nothing to fear as long as his opponent was not a cultivator at the Ninth Form of the Saint Celestial Stage! How many cultivators at the Ninth Form of the Saint Celestial Stage were there in the Dao Martial Saint Land anyway?
"Sin City!' Duan Ling Tian's eyes gleamed as though he just remembered something as he looked south. It was the direction where Sin City was located.
Duan Ling Tian moved like a gust of wind as he made his way to Sin City. He was finally in Sin City again after three years. It felt as though a lifetime had passed since he was there.
Only three years had passed in the outside world since Duan Ling Tian left Sin City. However, since he was cultivating on the fourth floor of the Seven Treasures Exquisite Pagoda, it had been three decades since he was last in Sin City. Even the sea could turn into a mulberry orchard in thirty years. It was only natural that Duan Ling Tian felt that way.
Apart from that, Duan Ling Tian had returned to Sin City in a good mood. Perhaps, it was due to the fact that he did not have to hide and could openly enter Sin City with his true appearance.
In Sin City, Duan Ling Tian's appearance caught many people's attention.
"Eh? This guy... seems familiar!"
Yes. I think I've seen him before, but I can't remember when or where!"
"I think he looks familiar as well."
Duan Ling Tian heard many similar remarks in Sin City. Many people thought he looked familiar, but they could not recall when or where they had seen him before.
Duan Ling Tian was not surprised. After all, it was only natural these people found him familiar since they had seen his portraits before. Three years ago, when he killed Elder Xie Zong from the Black Kshetra Sect, he had incurred the wrath of Xie Kang Xun, the Golden Lion King, one of the Four Great Karmapas in the Black Kshetra Sect. Xie Kang Xun had tried to look for him everywhere by distributing his portraits. Apart from that, he had also promised to generously reward those who could provide information on Duan Ling Tian's location. People would definitely step forward and talk if they knew they were going to be rewarded.
Duan Ling Tian was certain people would recognize him immediately if this was three years ago. They would have recognized him based on his figure if he did not hide them under a long and loose black robe, let alone if he did not disguise his appearance. At that time, he had experienced the madness of being hunted by many sectless cultivators in Sin City.
Duan Ling Tian flew up into the air like a rocket not long after he entered Sin City. In just a blink of an eye, he was hovering in the air above Sin City.
At this moment, one of the sectless cultivators who found Duan Ling Tian familiar suddenly cried out, "I remember who he is now! H-he's Duan Ling Tian, the prodigy from the Fire Worship Sect. He killed the son of the Golden Lion King from the Black Kshetra Sect!"
"Duan Ling Tian?!"
"You're right! He's Duan Ling Tian! I still carry his portrait with me. Look! It's the same face and figure!"
"Duan Ling Tian actually revealed himself?"
"Am I dreaming? Why is Duan Ling Tian openly walking around?"
"Duan Ling Tian vanished three years ago. Many sectless cultivators had turned Sin City upside down just to find him. However, it was all in vain. How dare he show himself now?"
"Maybe he thinks three years would make us forget him!"
"Naive! How naive!"
Many sectless cultivators began to discuss among themselves when they found out who Duan Ling Tian was. Some of them stared at him with eyes that were shining with greed. They had to stop themselves from rushing to Duan Ling Tian and bringing him to Xie Kang Xun in Black Kshetra Sect and claim the reward they had been dreaming about. However, no one was willing to be the first person to make a move.
"Greetings, people of Sin City... I'm Duan Ling Tian!" Duan Ling Tian began to speak as he hovered in the air above Sin City. Although his voice was not loud, almost everyone in Sin City heard him since his voice contained Sun Saint Origin.
A commotion broke out immediately.
"Duan Ling Tian?"
"This name sounds familiar..."
"How could it not sound familiar? Duan Ling Tian is the prodigy from Fire Worship Sect. The Golden Lion King from the Black Kshetra Sect is looking for him. In order to find him, the Golden Lion King keeps increasing the bounty on his head. The bounty is extremely high now!"
"Is it really him? I feel like they're two different people. If he's really Duan Ling Tian, would he really show himself in Sin City so openly?"
"Whether they're the same person or not, we'll know after we go over there to see what's going on!"
"The voice is coming from the city center... Let's go!"
Similar remarks could be heard all over Sin City.
Sou! Sou! Sou! Sou! Sou!
Meanwhile, many figures flew out from various places in Sin City. All of them shared the same destination. The center of Sin City!
"It's really Duan Ling Tian! His appearance and figure match the portrait!"
"Isn't he too bold? He dares to show himself in Sin City. Isn't he afraid of death?"
"Is he crazy?"
"He might be... He must have suffered during the past three years from being hunted by the Golden Lion King from the Black Kshetra Sect!"
More and more people gathered in the center of Sin City. All of them recognized Duan Ling Tian as the person that Xie Kang Xun, the Golden Lion King from the Black Kshetra Sect, had placed a bounty on. He was Duan Ling Tian, the prodigy from the Fire Worship Sect!
Suddenly, the sound of laughter rang in the air from afar as it slowly grew closer and closer.
"Duan Ling Tian, I didn't expect you to reveal yourself... Since you're here, come with me to see the Golden Lion King from the Black Kshetra Sect. He wants to see you really badly!" A middle-aged man with a sturdy figure appeared. Flames seemed to shroud his body as he flew toward Duan Ling Tian like a fireball.
"It's Kong Zhen!"
Many sectless cultivators recognized the middle-aged man.
"Kong Zhen? The person ranked 93rd on the Supreme Saint Ranking? A powerhouse at the Fifth Form of the Saint Celestial Stage?"
"It's him! It's really Kong Zhen! He's at the Fifth Form of the Saint Celestial Stage and is ranked 93rd on the Supreme Saint Ranking!"
"I didn't expect him to make a move first!" One sectless cultivator exclaimed when he saw Kong Zhen approaching Duan Ling Tian. "As the prodigy of Fire Worship Sect, Duan Ling Tian's innate talent is quite high. However, I don't think his cultivation base has improved much. Only three years have gone by... Moreover, during this time, he has been hunted by the Golden Lion King. Where would he find the time to concentrate on cultivating?"
Three years ago, he was hundreds and thousands of miles away from being a match Lord Kong Zhen... After three years, it would be even more impossible for him to be a match for Lord Kong Zhen, especially since he didn't have time to cultivate!"
"I think so too... After all, Kong Zhen is at the Fifth Form of the Saint Celestial Stage!"
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