4299 Twenty Years
Yun Qing Yan watched the portal to the secret realm in front of him gradually disappear before he heaved a sigh of relief. The decision had been taken out of his hands now that the portal had closed. Even if he decided to enter the deca-secret realm, it was no longer possible not that the portal was closed.
Although Yun Qing Yan felt that it was a waste of his battle merits, there was nothing he could do now.
“I’ll just accumulate chaotic points by killing people… It’s too risky to enter multi-person secret realms, but I can enter single-person secret realms. I’ll accumulate battle merits and open a single-person secret realm. The gatekeepers for single-person secret realms definitely won’t come from the Divine Offering Land. Even if someone from the Divine Offering Land appears, I can leave whenever I want. I don’t have to worry about having to face Duan Ling Tian there…”
After that, Yun Qing Yan quickly left the area and continued looking for targets, hoping to accumulate as many battle merits and chaotic points as he could.
Duan Ling Tian was naturally unaware that he had just missed out on a chance to kill Yun Qing Yan. Otherwise, he would feel very regretful.
At this moment, Duan Ling Tian looked at the eight rudimentary Supreme Gods who were staring at him and said nonchalantly, as though he was talking about some important matter, “I’ll take care of all the tests in this deca-secret realm. Those who want to make a move… can do so at their own peril…”
The expressions of the eight people darkened immediately upon hearing these word. Following that, a few of them seemed to have thought of something, and their expressions changed again.
Finally, someone asked tremblingly, “Y-you… You’re Duan Ling Tian?!”
As soon as these words were said, the others who had yet to recover their senses turned to look at Duan Ling Tian in shock and fear. They were all familiar with this name. They knew that Duan Ling Tian was from the Profound Energy Land, but he had come to the Divine Sanction Battlefield through the Divine Offering Land. Needless to say, his identity in the advanced chaotic region was still that of someone from the Divine Offering Land.
Most of them did not expect to meet Duan Ling Tian in the secret realm that they opened. However, a few of them did consider the possibility of meeting Duan Ling Tian and decided to take the risk and open the multi-person secret realm anyway, thinking that they would not be so unlucky to run into Duan Ling Tian. They truly regretted their decision at this moment. Who knew they would really run into Duan Ling Tian here?
“You know me?” Duan Ling Tian looked at the person who had spoken, slightly surprised.
The person who had spoken was an old man whom Duan Ling Tian had never met before.
“So you’re really Duan Ling Tian?”
The old man’s skeptical expression was replaced by fear, and his face paled immediately.
After receiving Duan Ling Tian’s confirmation, the other seven people’s expressions changed again.
‘So he’s really Duan Ling Tian?’
Although most of them were shocked and frightened, they still felt slightly apprehensive. They were not completely certain if the purple-clad young man was Duan Ling Tian. Nonetheless, none of them dared to question him. What a joke! It would be fine if he was not Duan Ling Tian, but if he was truly Duan Ling Tian, they would definitely die if he chose to kill them for questioning him. As such, no one dared to voice their doubts.
Finally, a middle-aged man took the initiative to say, “Sir Duan, since you’ve already spoken, I naturally won’t make any move at all. You can deal with all the tests in this secret realm…”
The others followed suit and echoed the middle-aged man’s sentiments, saying that they would not make a move and compete for the chaotic points with Duan Ling Tian.
A few of them even took the initiative to flatter Duan Ling Tian.
“Sir, I’ve long heard of your name. It’s an honor for me to be able to witness your strength in this deca-secret realm…”
All of them currently shared the same thoughts. They wanted to see Duan Ling Tian make a move to further verify his identity. If he was Duan Ling Tian, they naturally would keep their words and not make a move. After all, they were afraid of offending him, and he was not someone they could afford to provoke. However, if he was proven not to be Duan Ling Tian, they would join forces to kill him. They had nothing to fear if he was not Duan Ling Tian, after all.
Duan Ling Tian was unaware of the eight people’s thoughts, and even if he was, he would not care at all. After all, he was really Duan Ling Tian.
Duan Ling Tian dealt with the next test alone. His movements were as fast as lightning, and his phenomenon of the law that shone for a million miles shocked everyone.
During the later tests, Duan Ling Tian frightened the rudimentary Supreme Gods from the Divine Offering Land when he used his Sword Dao and Mastery Dao, revealing his combat strength that was comparable to a top intermediate Supreme God.
“There’s no doubt that he’s Duan Ling Tian!”
At this point, they no longer had any doubts about Duan Ling Tian’s identity, and they could only lament their bad luck. It took them a long time to accumulate so many battle merits to open a deca-secret realm, hoping to gain chaotic points and obtain treasures, but alas, they ran into Duan Ling Tian. With Duan Ling Tian around, they knew it was impossible for them to gain anything from this secret realm.
“Forget it… Just treat those battle merits as the price we paid to watch Duan Ling Tian’s performance…”
Duan Ling Tian was a rudimentary Supreme God who had yet to stabilize his cultivation base, but he was shockingly strong. His performance was an eye-opener for the eight rudimentary Supreme Gods from the Divine Offering Land. He almost made them realize the insurmountable gap between them. They had no doubt that they would die in fewer than ten breaths even if they joined forces to deal with Duan Ling Tian. Duan Ling Tian was just too strong.
They watched Duan Ling Tian pass test after test and receive reward after reward, but none of them dared to covet the rewards. At most, they only felt envious. They deeply understood the feelings of those who entered the same secret realms as Duan Ling Tian in the past at this moment.
“Compared to the others, we’re quite lucky. At least, we don’t have to do the work…”
The eight rudimentary Supreme Gods felt a little better when they thought about this.
After passing all the tests in the secret realm, Duan Ling Tian smiled at the eight rudimentary Supreme Gods. Before they were sent out, he said, “Everyone, I’ve always felt guilty about making others work for me previously. To make up for it, I decided to do all the work. I hope we’ll have the chance to meet again in another secret realm.”
Upon hearing these words, the eight people, who were yet to be transported, felt as though they were going to vomit blood.
‘Please don’t compete with us and let us contribute! In the advanced chaotic region, we can only obtain chaotic points by contributing!’
The eight people did not know how many chaotic points Duan Ling Tian obtained from this secret realm; all they knew was that they did not obtain any chaotic points at all since he had robbed all of the chaotic points.
After leaving the secret realm, Duan Ling Tian opened another deca-secret realm.
While he waited to enter the deca-secret realm, news of him ‘selflessly’ doing all the work in the deca-secret realm began to spread. The news stirred up a commotion immediately.
The wolf was back! It was not enough for him to plunder all the rewards in the chaotic region’s secret realms, and he was now plundering all the rewards in the advanced chaotic region’s secret realms!
“Hey, the next time Duan Ling Tian opens a multi-person secret realm, what do you think the limit of the number of people will be?”
“Who knows? Previously, there was no rhyme or rhythm to what kind of multi-person secret realm he opened…”
“It all depends on your luck. If you’re unlucky, there’s nothing you can do about it…”
“That’s right. We can give up on opening multi-person secret realms just because we’re afraid of Duan Ling Tian, right? After all, multi-person secret realms are the easiest places to obtain chaotic points.”
“Even if we enter the same secret realm as Duan Ling Tian, at most, our battle merits will go to waste. We don’t have any enmity with him so he won’t bother to kill us.”
“Previously, when he was in the chaotic region’s secret realms, not only did he not kill those from the Divine Offering Land, but he also didn’t kill those from the other five Realms of Gods. It’ll be fine as long as we cooperate with him. Even if we meet him in a secret realm, we’ll be fine…”
In the end, most people did not give up on opening a multi-person secret realm. After all, it was the best place to obtain chaotic points, and there was no danger as long as they did not provoke Duan Ling Tian. At most, their battle merits would go to waste if they met Duan Ling Tian. This was a risk they were willing to take.
Needless to say, this did not apply to those who had enmity with Duan Ling Tian like Yun Qing Yan.
Duan Ling Tian did not tire of doing all the work for those he met in the secret realms.
“You’re welcome. It’s a pleasure for me to be able to do so…”
“I know you feel grateful, but this is just a trivial matter. I look forward to meeting you again in another secret realm…”
The multi-person secret realms had become precious places for Duan Ling Tian to obtain chaotic points. Over the next twenty years, his chaotic points skyrocketed at an exaggerated speed.
“At this rate… It shouldn’t be a problem for me to rank first on the rudimentary Supreme God rankings, right?”
Over the past twenty years, as Duan Ling Tian continued to clear the multi-person secret realms on his own, people also stopped complaining about how overbearing he was. Instead, they began to pay attention to his performance and strength.
“Up until now, no matter how difficult the tests in the secret realms were, he’s still able to deal with them alone…”
“How strong is he now?”