“Brother Ling Tian, the Royal Grade Pills will take effect quickly. It’ll only take a few days for the three pills to take effect. For those below the stage of an Eight Trigrams Celestial Lord, the three pills can raise a level of their cultivation bases,” Little Gold replied, “After all, Royal Grade Pills are incredibly effective at boosting Celestial Lords’ cultivation bases. It’s a pity they’re so rare…”
“In that case, Huan’er and I will eat the pills and cultivate for a few days before we continue to explore this place. Little Gold, I’ll have to trouble you to protect us while we cultivate…”
Duan Ling Tian and Huan’er did not waste time and quickly ate the Royal Grade Pills before they sat cross-legged and began to cultivate.
Since Duan Ling Tian had full control of the Heaven and Earth Energy in his Little World, he channeled some of it toward Huan’er as well to help with her cultivation. Despite the energy coming from a remnant of a Realm of Gods, it was not inferior to those from Realms of Gods.
Just as Little Gold had said, Duan Ling Tian and Huan’er managed to raise their cultivation bases in just three days.
Duan Ling Tian could clearly feel the changes in his energy. Even Huan’er’s energy and aura seemed more ethereal than before, like that of a fairy.
As they continued to explore the secret zone, they encountered many other tests. Needless to say, Duan Ling Tian easily passed those tests. He even managed to obtain two Celestial Fruits that could boost his cultivation base as soon as he ate them. He did not need to cultivate after eating the Celestial Fruits. He was naturally delighted that he could save time.
At this moment, the trio had come to the area behind the palace. Little Gold frowned and asked, “Why can’t we leave the secret zone?”
Duan Ling Tian said, “There’s a voice in my mind asking me if I want to take the test to raise the limit to 1,000 military merit points…”
The voice was gender-neutral, causing Duan Ling Tian to be unable to guess if the owner of the voice was male or female.
As soon as Duan Ling Tian’s voice fell, the same voice rang in Little Gold and Huan’er’s minds as well.
Little Gold said decisively, “Let’s get the test over it. After all, we’ll have to face it sooner or later.”
Following that, the trio flew up into the sky toward three mysterious gateways in the sky,
Little Gold said, “Brother Ling Tian, Huan’er, after passing the test, we’ll be transported out to the same place. Let’s wait for each other there…”
Following that, the trio entered the three gateways respectively.
‘It’s difficult for human Ten Directions Celestial Lords who didn’t comprehend a Supreme Law to break the 1,000-point limit even if they’ve comprehended all their profundities to the mastery stage. However, it’s possible for those who learned extraordinary techniques to break the limit even if they didn’t comprehend any of the Four Supreme Laws. Those who are capable of breaking the 1,000-point limit are the top lieutenants and level-one Commanders…’
These thoughts were running through Duan Ling Tian’s mind as he appeared above a raging sea of flames. He only regained his senses when he felt the heat from the surging flames beneath his feet. Subsequently, he surveyed his surroundings and discovered the sea of flames seemed endless. Moreover, he could sense a strange aura in the sea of flames.
“Well, let’s just get this over it.”
Duan Ling Tian easily passed the test and broke the 1,000-point limit.
Boom! Boom! Boom!
The Seven Orifices Exquisite Sword that had been boosted by the Five Divine Elements and the law of space struck the sea of flames.
When the explosions died down, Duan Ling Tian saw the corpses of some creatures floating in the sea of flames. At the same time, he saw a few flaming Celestial Beasts charging toward him.
Swoosh! Swoosh! Swoosh! Swoosh! Swoosh!
The seven-color sword ray spinning around Duan Ling Tian suddenly multiplied and swept toward the unintelligent flaming Celestial Beasts like a tsunami, easily killing them.
In less than 15 minutes, Duan Ling Tian’s surroundings changed, and he discovered he was standing in the empty area behind the palace.
“Huan’er and Little Gold aren’t out yet?”
It took another half an hour before Huan’er appeared, and another additional fifteen minutes before Little Gold appeared.
“Huan’er, you’re really fast!” Little Gold exclaimed. She was not surprised to see Duan Ling Tian, but she was surprised that Huan’er had passed the test faster than she did. Although she was Huan’er was a Divine Beast, she did not expect Huan’er to be so much stronger than her. She turned to Duan Ling Tian and asked through Voice Transmission, “Brother Ling Tian, after Huan’er came out, how long did it take before I came out?”
“Not long.” Although Duan Ling Tian had only reunited with Little Gold recently, he could tell Little Gold had a tendency to compare herself to Huan’er. Therefore, he only gave a vague answer.
“Brother Ling Tian, please be specific,” Little Gold said anxiously, “How much longer did I take?”
Since Little Gold was insistent, Duan Ling Tian could not continue protecting her pride. He could only answer honestly, “15 minutes…”
“How can you say 15 minutes aren’t long…” Little Gold looked crestfallen when she heard Duan Ling Tian’s reply. However, she quickly collected her thoughts, and her eyes shone with determination.
‘I mustn’t slack off in my cultivation anymore! Huan’er’s younger than me, but she’s stronger than me. Although she’s a Divine Beast, the conditions of my cultivation in the Blood Moon Ridge are superior to hers.”
Little Gold knew that if Huan’er were given great cultivation resources and treatments for 200 years like she was given in the Blood Moon Ridge, Huan’er’s current strength would probably be comparable to an ordinary titled Celestial Emperor. Hence, she did not use the excuse of Huan’er being a Divine Beast to justify her weaker strength. If she had been more hard working in the past, it was likely that she would not be inferior to Huan’er now.
If Duan Ling Tian could read Little Gold’s mind, he would have felt relieved that Little Gold was not discouraged.
After leaving the secret zone that Duan Ling Tian had traded for to enter with 500 military merit points, the trio continued exploring the Purgatory Battlefield. So far they were lucky in that they did not mean opponents who were stronger than them.
Gradually, their points had reached 2,000 points. Naturally, they had accumulated more than 2,000 points, but due to the limit, their points stayed at 2,000.
If there were no limit, Huan’er would have accumulated slightly more than 2,000 points while Little Gold would have accumulated almost 3,000 points. However, Little Gold was behind Huan’er in ranking since Huan’er had accumulated 2,000 points first. Little Gold managed to accumulate more points than Huan’er because the last person she killed had more than 1,000 points.
Meanwhile, if there were no limit, Duan Ling Tian would have accumulated 6,000 points.
“It’s about time for us to enter another secret zone to break the 2,000-point limit,” Little Gold said.
Up until now, the trio had only entered one secret zone.
Following that, the trio exchanged their military merit points to enter a secret zone one after another.
After the trio successfully broke the 2,000-point limit, Little Gold who had felt the strain of the test said, “Brother Ling Tian, I’m afraid 3,000 points is as far as I can go. With my current strength, I won’t be able to break the 3,000-point limit.”
Duan Ling Tian was not surprised by these words since Little Gold had predicted this outcome before they entered the Purgatory Battlefield. He also knew that since Huan’er was a Divine Beast, she had a slight advantage as well.
In the end, Duan Ling Tian said to Huan’er and Little Gold, “Let’s focus on raising our cultivation bases for now. Little Gold, try your best to break through and become a Ten Directions Celestial Lord. With that, you might be able to break the 3,000-point limit.”
As Duan Ling Tian suggested, the trio spent the next period of time cultivating in a frenzy.
Little Gold, who had sensed Duan Ling Tian’s Heaven and Earth Energy from his Little World when cultivating, said, “Brother Ling Tian, after cultivating next to you, I don’t feel like returning to the Blood Moon Ridge anymore!”