2290 The Threat of an Eminent Celestial


    Duan Ling Tian did not even have the chance to test his Sun Saint Origin that had broken through the last level without the help of the Elementary Devouring Tactic when he heard a familiar voice calling out to him. He opened his eyes immediately. He looked at the direction of the voice and saw a girl about twelve or thirteen years old standing in the distance.

    "Si Ling. You've grown so much..." The moment Duan Ling Tian saw the girl, his body trembled involuntarily. "It should've been about three years since I went into closed-door cultivation."

    Before Duan Ling Tian went into closed-door cultivation, he had estimated he would be able to break through to the Ninth Form of the Saint Celestial Stage in three years. Since he had successfully broken through to the Ninth Form of the Saint Celestial Stage and he saw his daughter had transformed from a little girl to a teenage girl, he knew three years had really passed. He had been closed-door cultivation for a long time. At this moment, guilt rose in his heart. He felt guilty that he was not around to watch his daughter grow up.

    "Daddy, you finally came out!" Although Si Ling had grown into a young lady, her temperament was still the same. When she saw Duan Ling Tian, she quickly rose up into the sky and flew into Duan Ling Tian's arms.

    Duan Ling Tian instinctively caught Duan Si Ling in his arms and smiled. "Si Ling has grown so big in just a blink of an eye. I almost couldn't recognize you."

    "Daddy, you were in closed-door cultivation for three years," Duan Si Ling said as she pursed her lips, looking at Duan Ling Tian dolefully.

    "It's daddy's fault... Daddy shouldn't have gone into closed-door cultivation for so long," Duan Ling Tian said in a gentle tone as he laughed.

    "Daddy, Mummy missed you a lot." Although Duan Si Ling still acted like a small child in front of Duan Ling Tian, she had matured into a thoughtful girl. For this reason, after she hugged him for a while, she let him go and led him toward Ke'er. After that, she let go of his hand and stood obediently next to Gan Ru Yan.

    Duan Ling Tian's eyes were filled with love as he looked at Ke'er. He called out softly, "Ke'er."

    Ke'er looked at the man whom she worried about even when she was sleeping. In the next moment, she rushed into his arms and held him tightly as though she would never let him go again. "Brother Tian"

    Duan Ling Tian had a guilty expression on his face as he gently held Ke'er in his arms. At this moment, silence was better than words. The hearts of these two people seemed to be one at this moment.

    Peng Lai had a complicated expression on his face as he looked at Duan Ling Tian who had just come out of closed- door cultivation. "Master!" His master had helped him improve his Innate Spiritual Root into a dark blue one. During these three years, he had made a breakthrough as well, joining the ranks of elders at the Eight Form of the Saint Stage. Usually, this would be a cause for celebration. However, right now, he could not bring himself to feel happy about his achievement. Although he had broken through to the Eighth Form of the Saint Celestial Stage, he was already regarded as a traitor by the Wandering Saint Palace. Not only would he be stripped of his position as an elder, but it was not certain if he could even stay alive at this point. He might have other options if he was not bound by the lighting penalty oath, but he had no other choice now other than to follow his master to the end of this dark road.

    My only hope is that master will be able to create a miracle after coming out of closed-door cultivation!'

    Everyone was afraid to die, and Peng Lai was no exception. If he survived this calamity, he would willingly follow his master to the end of the world, leave the Wandering Saint Palace, and turn his back on the Human-Devil clan! Moreover, his instinct told him that if his master managed to survive this, his achievement would be higher if he followed his master rather than stay in the Wandering Saint Palace.

    Gan Ru Yan looked at Duan Ling Tian. Her expression was complicated as she sensed his mysterious aura. "His aura has become so much stronger compared to three years ago. Three years ago, his cultivation base was still at the Seventh Form of the Saint Celestial Stage.

    Peng Lai might not know about Duan Ling Tian's real cultivation base three years ago, but as Ke'er's twin sister, Gan Ru Yan knew it very well. Although Duan Ling Tian's combat power was on par with an ordinary powerhouse at the Ninth Form of the Saint Celestial Stage, she knew his cultivation base at that time was only at the Seventh Form of the Saint Celestial Stage!

    With his black Innate Spiritual Root, he should've broken through to the Eighth Form of the Saint Celestial Stage, right?' Gan Ru Yan did not possess a black Innate Spiritual Root nor was her cultivation base that high so she could only come to this conclusion. She thought to herself, 'Currently, he should be a match for the Palace Master of Wandering Saint Palace...'

    "Uncle Peng Lai, what's going on with those clouds that are brewing over there? It seems like it's glowing. It looks so mesmerizing!" Duan Si Ling asked Peng Lai when she saw the clouds converging in another area of the Wandering Saint Palace's estate.

    When Peng Lai heard Duan Si Ling's question, he shifted his gaze to the sky. Only then did he notice the clouds converging in a single area. Moreover, he discovered a multi-colored light flashing intermittently in the clouds. His eyes widened and his expression darkened as he exclaimed in a low voice, "This is the Celestial Ascension Tribulation!" He knew it was not appropriate to disturb the tender moment between his master and Ke'er, therefore, he had deliberately lowered his voice.

    Gan Ru Yan who was standing next to Peng Lai, naturally, heard his words. She shifted her eyes to where the clouds were converging as well. "Celestial Ascension Tribulation? It's indeed the Tribulation Clouds from the Celestial Ascension Tribulation!"

    As a former disciple of the Fire Worship Sect, Gan Ru Yan was, naturally, privy to matters regarding the Celestial Ascension Tribulation and the Tribulation Clouds. For this reason, when she saw the dark clouds that were flashing with purple and various color lights, she knew it was the Celestial Ascension Tribulation. Fear filled her heart as she looked at Peng Lai. She asked him to confirm her suspicion, "Where are the clouds converging?"

    "I-it's converging above the residence of Lord Palace Master!" Peng Lai smiled bitterly. "Previously, I was confused why Shi Nan Feng, the Palace Master of Great Spirit Palace, didn't make a move on master even though he hates master so much. Moreover, Lord Palace Master hasn't come out from his closed-door cultivation, it's a good opportunity for him to act... However, he has only been guarding our mansion. I couldn't figure out his intention, but I finally understand now. As it turns out, Lord Palace Master had gone into closed-door cultivation to break through to become an Eminent Celestial! Shi Nan Feng must be afraid to offend Lord Palace Master since Lord Palace Master is about to become an Eminent Celestial! That must be why he didn't dare to recklessly charge into the mansion."

    However, with this revelation, Peng Lai's heart was filled with trepidation again

    Although Gan Ru Yan had prepared herself for the worst to happen, she could not help but ask again. "Are you sure it's the residence of the Palace Master of Wandering Saint Palace?!" She felt a little weak as she said, "This means Yuwen Hao Chen will be undergoing the Heavenly Tribulation and in a few days, he'll become an Eminent Celestial?" The slight ray of hope that had appeared in her heart was snuffed out instantly when she thought of this.

    Earlier, Gan Ru Yan had thought that since Duan Ling Tian had broken through to the Eighth Form of the Saint Celestial Stage Eight Form, he would be a match for Yuwen Hao Chen. However, she was unaware of the limit of his Sun Saint Origin so she did not know that even if Duan Ling Tian had broken through to the Eighth of Ninth Form of the Saint Celestial Stage, he still would not be a match for Yuwen Hao Chen. She did not even take the incomplete Devilseal Tablet into account. However, now she discovered that Yuwen Hao Chen was undergoing the Heavenly Tribulation and would become an Eminent Celestial soon. She felt like a drowning who had been given a life-saving buoy only to find out the buoy was damaged. It was as though she had ascended to heaven only to be pushed down to hell!

    "No... There's a chance he might fail the Heavenly Tribulation and die," Gan Ru Yan murmured to herself. At this moment, the ray of hope appeared in her heart again as colors returned to her face. Based on what she knew, it was not certain that every powerhouse at the Ninth Form of the Saint Celestial Stage would successfully pass the Heavenly Tribulation.

    Peng Lai instinctively shook his head when he heard Gan Ru Yan's words. He laughed bitterly as he said, "Fail the Heavenly Tribulation? That's impossible!"
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