Chapter 3362: The White Tiger Clan
Little Gold closed her eyes as soon as she finished speaking. Her true form was shrouded by raging blood qi at this moment.
Duan Ling Tian and Huan’er could not see what was happening due to the blood qi. Moreover, it also repelled the duo’s Divine Consciousness. Nevertheless, he was not worried. Even if Little Gold failed, she would not be harmed; she would just remain as she was. If she succeeded, she would be a Divine Beast!
While Duan Ling Tian watched their surroundings vigilantly with his Divine Consciousness, he asked curiously, “Huan’er, can all top Celestial Beasts become Divine Beasts as long as they devour a Divine Beast?”
Duan Ling Tian was certain Huan’er had the answer to his question due to her inherited memories.
Huan’er shook her head. “In fact, only a few top Celestial Beasts with unique bloodlines are capable of devouring other beasts to evolve. As you can see, Little Gold happens to be one of the few with unique bloodlines… However, Little Gold and other unique Celestial Beasts like her can only become Divine Beasts by devouring Divine Beasts. They won’t be able to become Divine Beast no matter how many top Celestial Beasts they devour.”
Duan Ling Tian nodded. He could not help but feel excited for Little Gold as well. He sincerely wished she would be able to become a Divine Beast. He felt slightly nostalgic as well. Who knew the little golden mouse he met in the mundane realm would one day become a Divine Beast? He would never have thought such a thing was possible back when he was in the mundane realm.
Time passed by as Little Gold focused on absorbing the power of the Turquoise Water Divine Tiger’s blood while Duan Ling Tian and Huan’er guarded her.
Although Duan Ling Tian and Huan’er only stood guard by Little Gold’s side and did not look for opponents, it was inevitable that others would chance upon them. However, how could these people be a problem when he had already killed one of the top two rankers in the Purgatory Battlefield? He would kill all those who challenged him!
Meanwhile, many people who paid attention to the ranking in the Purgatory Battlefield were shocked when they found that Bai Shui Han, one of the top two rankers, had disappeared.
Bai Shui Han was just a pseudonym of the Turquoise Water Divine Tiger whom Duan Ling Tian killed. His real name was Bai Ning.
Although the White Tiger Clan would protect Bai Ning with everything they had due to his special existence as the Turquoise Water Divine Tiger that would only appear once every 100,00 years, Bai Ning was still cautious and used a pseudonym in the Purgatory Battlefield. After all, if people found out he had one of the Five Divine Elements, the World Cleansing Divine Water, not only him, but the entire White Tiger Clan would be targeted.
The Five Divine Elements on their own were priceless, let alone Five Divine Elements with high forms. A seventh-form World Cleansing Divine Water could cause heaven-grade forces and Heavenly Emperors’ forces to go to war over it.
Even if the White Tiger Clan was powerful, how could they be a match for so many forces?
Needless to say, Bai Shui Han’s disappearance from the ranking caused a huge commotion. He was ranked second, and one of the only two level-seven Commanders in the Purgatory Battlefield after all.
“Heavens! Bai Shui Han was a level-seven Commander, but he was killed?”
“Who killed him?”
“There’s no new level-seven Commander on the ranking. Therefore, he must have been killed by the other level-seven Commander or he was killed by someone who had yet to break the point limit and become a Commander.”
No one knew that Bai Shui Han was killed by a level-six Commander called Xia Fei Wu.
Although Celestial Talismans could not be used in the Purgatory Battlefield, if someone died, their Soul Pearls would still shatter.
Bai Ning’s Soul Pearl that shattered after he was killed by Duan Ling Tian was only discovered hours after his death.
Needless to say, the White Tiger Clan was shocked.
The White Tiger Clan was located in a Devata Realm called the Wanderers Heaven. The clan’s estate spanned thousands of miles in a mountain range.
At this moment, many figures could be seen flying in the sky, heading toward the heart of the estate. All of them were high-ranking officials in the White Tiger Clan.
“Bai Ning is dead,” a tall and burly man with a full white beard who was dressed in a white robe said with a grim expression on his face. He was none other than the Patriarch of the White Tiger Clan.
“I’ve said on multiple occasions that Bai Ning shouldn’t enter the Purgatory Battlefield,” an elder with a youthful appearance said in a low voice. His expression was incredibly dark at this moment.
“Bai Ning was a Turquoise Water Divine Tiger that would only appear once in 100,000 years. How can he die in the Purgatory Battlefield? Perhaps, he was killed after he left the battlefield?” someone said.
“Impossible!” A graceful woman dressed in a fine white robe with golden trimmings said in a low voice, “Bai Ning would send me a message each time he enters and leaves the Purgatory Battlefield. The last time he sent me a message when he was entering the Purgatory Battlefield again.”
This graceful and beautiful woman was the Seventh Elder of the White Tiger Clan. She was also the wife of Bai Ning’s master who was the Grand Elder of the White Tiger Clan. She was one of the few females who were titled Celestial Emperors in the White Tiger Clan.
“With Bai Ning’s strength, he should be almost invincible in the Purgatory Battlefield… Moreover, he had the Painting of the Divine Water. Who could’ve killed him?”
“Regardless, all these things can’t change the fact that Bai Ning is dead!”
“Bai Ning was our hope… Once he became a Celestial Emperor and learned to fuse profundities, he could have led our White Tiger Clan to the peak of glory! It would’ve been possible for him to become the Heavenly Emperor of the Wanderers Heaven as well…”
“Damn it! I’ll grind the bones of the person who killed him into dust!”
Although the White Tiger Clan’s high-ranking officials were furious, they were helpless. If Bai Ning died in the Purgatory Battlefield, it was impossible for them to find his murderer.
“In any case, we still have to investigate this matter. It’s too strange.”
The patriarch said in a deep voice. “Perhaps, Bai Ning forgot to send you message when he left the Battlefield?”
“Regardless, we must investigate this matter!”
Despite the slim chance of finding the murderer, the White Tiger Clan still needed to investigate the matter. After all, Bai Ning’s death aside, there was the clan’s Sect Guarding Divine Artifact, the Painting of the Divine Water, as well. They could not bring Bai Ning back to life, but they could still regain their Painting of the Divine Water.
Bai Ning was definitely more important to the White Tiger Clan than the Painting of the Divine Water. However, with Bai Ning’s death, it was even more important for them to regain the Painting of the Divine Water. Therefore, their main priority was to regain the Painting of the Divine Water and avenging Bai Ning was secondary.
With this, the White Tiger Clan sent many of their members to investigate the matter.
Duan Ling Tian was naturally unaware of this. If if he was aware of it, he still would not be afraid. After all, no one would know he killed Bai Ning unless he admitted it.
Just like that, another ten years had passed.
Duan Ling Tian and Huan’er were still guarding Little Gold in the Purgatory Battlefield.
Currently, the raging energy had already formed a cocoon around Little Gold. Therefore, Duan Ling Tian and Huan’er did not know what was going on inside. All they could do was watch over her.
Over the years, there were many people who came to challenge the duo. Alas, they were all killed by the duo. Among these people, there were quite a few who possessed the Divine Elements. Although the Divine Elements were in lower forms, due to their numbers, Duan Ling Tian’s Chaos Divine Flame was the first to reach the eighth form. Its strength was much stronger than before. Currently, it could manifest a physical form outside of Duan Ling Tian’s Little World even if it could not stray too far away from Duan Ling Tian.
“Sister Water, you’re much more knowledgeable among us. Do you know what’s happening with Little Gold? Can she become a Divine Beast?” Duan Ling Tian asked World Cleansing Divine Water curiously. In his opinion, the World Cleansing Divine Water was with a Divine Tree of Life for so many years. Therefore, she had to be very knowledgeable.
“Based on the current situation, it’s likely that she’ll succeed,” the World Cleansing Divine Water replied, “After all, ten years have passed. If she was going to fail, it would not take so long…”
Duan Ling Tian nodded before he said, “Sister Water, I’m ready to leave the Purgatory Battlefield once Little Gold is done. Even if I stay, I doubt all of you will be able to continue to evolve…”
Although they did find some Five Divine Elements and even helped Chaos Divine Flame to achieve its eighth form, the other Divine Elements, including the World Cleansing Divine Water, did not improve much. In fact, the Chaos Divine Flame only evolved to its eighth form because it was already close to the eighth form.
“After leaving this place, I’ll try to break through and become a Celestial Emperor. Once I succeed, I’ll enter the Nine Serenities Battlefield. I’m sure there are many Celestial Emperors with Divine Elements in the Nine Serenities Battlefield,” Duan Ling Tian said as his eyes glinted with excitement.