|Build||Dark Gold (Black?) Dragon Wings|||
|Spiritualist Rank||1 Star Legend|||
|Home||Abyss Prison Realm (former)|||
Duan Yun (father)
|Master||Phaseless Sect Grand Elder|||
|Enemies||Silver Winged Family|
|Light Novel||Chapter 141 - Silver Winged Family|
A male youth with dragon wings, who was the product of a Silver Winged woman falling in love with Duan Yun, a member of the Black Dragon Family. Both of his parents were killed and he was tortured by the Silver Winged Family. He was brutally being whipped when Nie Li first saw him.
After Nie Li is able to not only free him, but also provide him the power to get revenge, he swore to serve him.
Appearance and Personality
His dark gold (sometimes described as black) colored wings are a product of his mixed blood and make him appear very distinct. He has a quiet and dignified personality. He has a very simple way of viewing the world and once he chooses a person to follow he is extremely loyal.
In the previous life Nie Li did not enter the Abyss Prison Realm and Ye Mo would not have entered until a few years after, so it is unlikely that Duan Juan would have survived the Silver Winged Family.
The Ten Millennium Spatial Array Arc
- Nie Li convinces Sikong Yi that he can cure the early death that he will soon face as his body rejects his wings. He then asks for Duan Jian as a test subject for the medicine. However, Nie Li instead offers to give Duan Jian a chance at revenge by awakening his dragon blood, and forcing his cultivation to jump from his current rank of 3 Star Gold up to Legend rank fighter. Even though the process will be extremely painful, Duan Jian eagerly agrees and swears his loyalty to Nie Li.
Getting the Best of the Silver Winged Family Arc
Duan Juan's Cultivation:
- After ten days of agonizing pain and near death, Duan Jian survives and is able to forcefully raise his strength to that near a legend rank fighter. It appears that though his physical abilities are extremely high, his Soul Force cultivation is still only that of a high level gold rank.
- After the Stones of Light that are needed to activate the teleportation array have been collected. It is decided that Nie Li and Duan Jian will be escorted by Sikong Jue and four other gold rank experts to the outside world in order to collect the ingredients that Nie Li claims he needs. However, after fighting off the endless Scarlet Ghosts the escorts are exhausted and Nie Li chooses that moment to strike. Duan Jian releases his true strength and easily kills the four weaker gold rank experts with simple punches. Sikong Jue puts up more of a fight. He even forcefully swallows Blood Crystals for a burst in strength. However, Duan Jian is still overpowering him. In the end, Duan Jian kills him by using one of his Black Dragon Family's abilities, a black flame attack called "Raging flames of the Black Dragon."
- They then headed towards a neutral trading town where Nie Li could gather useful items and information. Since food has such a high value, Nie Li asks Duan Juan to trade for a thousand Blood Crystals and a thousand Dragon’s Soul Stones using the food they have. Because of his dragon nature, Nie Li gives him some of the Dragon's Soul Stones to aid his cultivation. He later says that he will get Duan Juan a dragon tribe Demon Spirit so that he can become a Demon Spiritualist. He also gets him the Black Flame Sword at the Divine Flames Family's store as its properties are extremely suited to Duan Jian.
Duan Jian's Cultivation:
- After making his purchases Nie Li and Duan Jian check into an inn and cultivate for several days. During this time his cultivation has reached 5 star gold rand demon spiritualist.
Mysterious Old Man:
- When Nie Li and Duan Jian start to head out from the village they happen upon a strange old man. He looks poor and weak, but is giving off a strong killing intent. He is acting unpredictable and crazy.
Silver Winged Family's Village:
- Once they reached the Silver Winged Family's village, Nie Li activated the hidden Flame Explosion inscription patterns that he had previously placed around the village. While the endless series of explosions rocked the village; Du Ze, Lu Piao, Xiao Ning'er, and the others met up with Nie Li and Duan Jian at a predetermined location. Rather then attempt to escape from the village like Sikong Yi would expect, Nie Li had them hide out close by in the woods.
- Nie Li then once again separates from the group to free the slaves of their blood imprint. After being spotted by Sikong Hongyue he leads her away from the village. Duan Jian rushes over to face her himself. He is the one who has been greatly wronged by the Silver Winged Family and is determined to get revenge now that his strength is close to a legend rank fighter. In order to end the fight quickly he takes on her attack directly and lands a heavy kick on her. She is gravely injured, but before he can finish her off three black gold experts arrive. Nie Li is able to kill one of them with a sneak attack from his Scarlet Flame flying knife. The other two black gold experts grab Sikong Hongyue and retreat. Even though Duan Jian wants nothing more then to chase them, Nie Li tells him that is too dangerous and that they should escape.
The Teleportation Array and the Old Man:
- After hiding out in the woods and learning more about the thirteen families in this realm, Nie Li decides it is time to return. However, just as they are about to activate the teleportation array, the mysterious old man shows up again. He comes out of no where and walks by the group while staggering and mumbling. However, he just passes them by. Nie Li does not hesitate to place the Stones of Light and return to Glory City. Duan Jian decides to go with them, as he has nothing tying him to this place except his revenge.
- Duan Jian is later introduced to Ye Zong and Ye Xui as Nie Li's servant.
The Demon Horde Attacks Arc
Demon Beast Horde:
- He is with Nie Li and helps with the preparations for the defensive lines against the Demon Beast Horde. When the lines are breached he fights along side Nie Li, Lu Piao, Du Ze, and everyone else in the group to defend Glory City. 
Nie Li, Lu Piao, Du Ze, Xiao Xue, and the three minions
- After the battle is over he can see the loss and destruction that the demon beast horde left. He agrees with Nie Li that they need to work hard to get stronger to protect everyone.
Taking down the Sacred Family Arc
Heavenly Marks Family:
- He visits the Heavenly Marks Family with Nie Li and Nie Yu, where he is introduced to them. The family was recently moved to a large courtyard near the city Lord's Mansion.
Duan Jian's Cultivation
- During this time Duan Jian continued to cultivate in Ye Ziyun's courtyard so that he could raise his rank as a demon spiritualist. He was able to reach 2 Star Black Gold rank.
- He has a high level of perception and can feel that Nie Li has an unfathomable depth. He is not only thankful for all that Nie Li has done for him, but also has great respect for him.
- At the meeting of Glory City's experts Duan Jian is standing with the Heavenly Marks Family until Nie Li joins them. He then points out Shen Hong to him. It will be Duan Jian's job to delay Shen Hong while Nie Li activates the Ten Millennium Spatial Array.
Shen Xiu and Shen Yan:
- After Shen Xiu badmouths Xiao Ning'er, Nie Li tells Duan Jian to beat her up and throw her out. He starts to walk towards her but is blocked by the black gold fighter, Shen Yan. Shen Yan grabs Duan Jian's arm with a strength that should break his arm. When Duan Jian shows no reaction he uses the the Sacred Family's Flaming Palm technique, but again does no damage to Duan Jian. Not only is Duan Jian's physique legend rank, but he has dragon's blood within him. A flame attack would have to be a great deal hotter to every have any hope of damaging him.
- Duan Jian then grabbed Shen Yan's arm and viciously kicked him in the side, immediately defeating him. He only let him go since Nie Li told him not to kill. Then he stepped forward and smacked Shen Xiu, leaving her a crumpled mess.
- He was about to throw her out, when Shen Hong intervened. She Hong was very respectful to Duan Jian and apologized for their actions. Duan Jian looked to Nie Li, who agreed. Shen Hong then shamelessly tried to recruit Duan Jian before retreating with the injured Shen Xiu and Shen Yan.
- Later, when Shen Hong attempted to leave, fighting finally broke out. Shen Hong immediately aimed for Nie Li, but could not kill him. Frustrated, he finally integrated with his Sacred Flaming Condor, but Nie Li ordered Duan Jian to step in. Even though he can not stop Shen Hong, he also can not be injured by him. While fighting with Duan Jian, Shen Hong is essentially trapped and is no longer free to escape, attack Nie Li, or help the other members of the Sacred Family.
Training in the Mountains Arc
- After the battle with the Sacred Family and Dark Guild is over Duan Jian receives a letter telling him that Nie Li has decided to leave Glory City in order to train and check out the Dark Guild's base. Nie Li tells him not to come with him as even with his strength he would only die. Instead, Nie Li gives him a new cultivation technique and says he is to stay close to Glory city and continue to train. He also hopes to become stronger so that he can be of better use to Nie Li in the future.
Into the Nether Realm Arc
Duan Jian's Cultivation:
- While Nie Li was away from Glory City Duan Jian and the rest of his friends focused on their training. They also visited the Dark Ruins and some other places to train, making their cultivation soar leaps and bounds. Duan Jian reaches 5 star black gold rank.
- After Nie Li's return to Glory City, Duan Jian was one of the people he gathered in Ye Ziyun's courtyard. He introduced everyone to the Spiritual God Yu Yan and explained to them who she is.
The Group's Cultivation:
- Nie Li then asked everyone to help in gathering demon spirits and some other materials. Two days later they returned to the yard and Nie Li uses the items to set down the Demon Spirit Devouring Technique. This technique will release more then enough soul force and power of law for all of them to raise their strength by leaps and bounds. Duan Jian, and the rest of his friends, then start to cultivate within the activated array around him.
- Duan Jian's cultivation advanced very quickly as he focused on breaking through legend rank. While still cultivating in the array he noticed strange lightning energy attacking his soul realm and merged with his demon spirit to defend against it. Somehow this pure energy altered the original array and formed a Soul Array between Nie Li, Duan Jian, and the others.
Duan Jian's Revenge Arc
- Nie Li asks Duan Jian if he will go to the Nine-Layered Deathlands with him to meet the Master of Nether. Duan Jain responds with a request to first return to the Abyss Prison Realm in order to finally get revenge on Sikong Yi. Nie Li agrees and and says that he will go with him. Yu Yan, Luo Ming, and the other two legend rank bodyguards also come with them.
- When Duan Jian returned to the Abyss Prison Realm he rushed to hunt down Sikong Yi and found him at a meeting of all the thirteen families leaders. He immediately attacked in a rage. Duan Jian faced him straight forward using every ounce of his strength as if his own life did not matter. Because Nie Li is near by he was also able to draw on his energy through the Soul Array.
- Sikong Yi then used a special technique of the Silver Wing Family which caused pillars of lightning to continuously bombarded Duan Jian’s body. The strikes went directly past his defenses and impacted his soul realm. Despite this vicious attack, Duan Jain forced his way through and continued to attack Sikong Yi with his Black Flame Sword. This pushed him to his limit and caused him to suddenly breakthrough to Legend rank, and caused black scales to suddenly appear on his body and his wings to grow bigger. He then struck out with a palm attack and heavily damaged Sikong Yi, ending the battle.
- Just as Duan Jian was about to strike Sikong Yi with his sword and kill him, Sikong Hongyue jumped in front of him and blocked the blow with her sword. Even though she was barely able to block the strike and she was hurt, she still desperately stood her ground. Duan Jian saw his past self in the way she was determined to protect her father. Even when he offered to let her go if she moved, she was steadfast and refused. If he wants to kill Sikong Yi, he will have to go through her.
Mysterious Old Man:
- At that moment a mysterious voice spoke to Duan Jian. It told him that he had defeated his enemy and gotten his revenge. Only by letting go of the hate in his heart will he be able to grow as a cultivator. Duan Jian decided that the voice spoke truthfully and walked away. Sikong Hongyue yelled in anger at him for taking pity on them. However, all he said was that he did not wish to dirty his hands and left them to other families.
Luqian Sha and Luqian Mo:
- When the group had almost reached the entrance of the Nether Realm, Luqian Sha and Luqian Mo, appeared. They are the two high level legend rank demon beasts that guarded over Yu Yan in the Black Spring. Nie Li and Yu Yan start to fight Luqian Sha while Duan Jian and Luo Ming fight Luqian Mo.
- During the fight Nie Li is able to finish off Luqian Sha first with his Draconic Bombs. In anger, Luqian Mo transforms into his Ghastly Chameleon form, which resembles a lizard man covered in spikes, and charges at Nie Li. He is able to avoid Nie Li's Yin Yang blasts and spits a net of venom at him. Nie Li then switches to his Shadow Devil and uses void form to escape. Duan Jian and Yu Yan then engage Luqian Mo until Nie Li once again starts to throw Draconic Bombs.
- Luqian Mo was able to continuously dodge them, so Nie Li also threw some fakes. After figuring out some were fakes, Luqian Mo was more lax and was gravely injured by a real one. Once injured, it was impossible for him to continue dodging, and he was killed after being hit by a few more. Afterwards, everyone is shocked by the power of Nie Li's Draconic Bombs, Yu Yan apologizes for endangering everyone, and Nie Li searches the bodies. He gives Duan Jian a black dragon scale that he finds.
Exploring the Nine-Layered Deathlands Arc
- After arriving in the Nether Realm, the group heads to the entrance of the Nine-Layered Deathlands where they meet Luo Xiao. They then head into the first layer of the deathlands in the search for Spiritual Origin Fruit, but get separated by a Fog of Misleading.
Lu Piao, Du Ze, Wei Nan, Zhang Ming, Zhu Xiangjun, and Xiao Yue:
- After some time wandering around the Nine-Layered Deathlands, Duan Jian was able to meetup with Lu Piao, Du Ze, Wei Nan, Zhang Ming, Zhu Xiangjun, and Xiao Yue. Lu Piao got thoroughly beat by a group after having tried to take their Spiritual Origin Fruit. So when Duan Jian showed up he returned the favor. He continued to hit them until the laid down and stayed down. After securing their first Spiritual Origin Fruit they continued traveling deeper into the Deathlands while fighting the occasional Skeleton.
- After two more days wandering the deathlands, everyone was finally reunited. At this time they had found eleven Spiritual Origin Fruits and decided to return back to the Jade Seal Family's camp at the entrance. They each then ate a fruit and began to cultivate.
The Master of Nether's Disciple Arc
- When the door to the seventh layer of the Nine-Layered Deathlands opened, a crowed of hundreds of thousands of demigod, legend, and black gold rank experts rushed through. Duan Jian was there when Luo Xiao asked Nie Li to be careful and suggested that they enter towards the back of the line.
Lord of Nether's servants:
- After entering the seventh layer, a group of powerful cultivators appeared and announced the first test. A water ball formed in front of each person. It was a test of soul force control called the Sphere of Reverse Images. To pass the test, one must feed the sphere soul force through small threads, making it grow at least one foot in diameter. However, the visible threads are fake. Nie li tells his friends that to pass the test they need to sense out the true threads. Duan Jian was able to make the sphere grow to four feet, passing the test.
- Once all those that passed were teleported to the eight layer, the Lord of Nether's servants told them that the second test would take place in the nearby Black Infernal Tower. Inside that tower are supreme black flames and all kinds of demon beasts. Although the demon beasts have been chained, they can still discharge powerful energy. They are to cultivate inside that environment for ten days. Those who can reach the Anatta Mental State of cultivation will have passed the test.
- The black flames can attack a person's soul realm directly. Duan Jian watched as several experts who did not have a strong enough soul, crippled their cultivation trying to force their was in. As they approached, Nie Li cautiously asked if everyone was alright. Because of their stronger then normal souls, Duan Jian, along with everyone else, said that they were fine.
Duan Jian's Cultivation:
- After entering the tower, Duan Jian's body ignited in black flames. Though it resembled what had happened to the cultivators whose souls were too weak, in actuality it was the exact opposite. Duan Jian's Black dragon body was so compatible with the black flames that it was absorbing them and strengthening his soul realm on its own.
- The group continued up to the second floor, where the pressure felt by the black flames was far greater. Since Duan Jian could easily cultivate by absorbing the flames without even trying, he instead stood guard to protect everyone. Nie Li and the rest sat down and began to cultivate.
- When the demon lord suddenly stood up, Duan Jian watched him cautiously. He was immediately on guard, as he had noticed the strange animosity between this youth and Nie Li earlier. However the Demon Lord only headed to the third floor. Duan Jian also watched Cang Ming, Mu Ye, Hua Huo, and about another dozen also headed to the third floor.
- With the aid of the soul array, Nie Li and the others were able to break into legend rank. Afterward the group also headed up to the third floor, where they found a terrifyingly powerful Celestial Qilin chained up. Nie Li attempted to bargain with the demon beast in order to have it willingly integrate with Du Ze. The reason was because the Celestial Qilin would be the perfect demon spirit match for Du Ze's Attribute and Form. When the creature refused, Nie Li used some of Duan Jian's blood, which contains the energy from the powerful black flames, to form an inscription pattern around it. This pattern attracted more of the black flames to this location in the tower.
- After cursing and threatening each other, Nie Li and the Celestial Qilin finally seemed to come to an agreement. Nie Li stopped the black flame inscription pattern in exchange for some of the Celestial Qilin's blood. However, the demon beast tossed the basin of his blood short in the hopes of tricking Nie Li into coming close enough that he could attack him. Nie Li first merged with his Fanged Panda and threw a Yin Yang Blast and Draconic Bombs at the Celestial Qilin, then he switched to his Shadow Devil. While the others distracted it with various types of attacks Nie Li was able to sneak close enough to grab the basin of blood and toss it to Du Ze. In a rage the Celestial Qilin rained dozens of lightning strikes at him. However, Nie Li simply used his void form to avoid them and make his way outside the reach of the demon beast.
- Now that he had its blood, Nie Li drew an array to restrained the Celestial Qilin so that it could not attack them. He then drew a Soul Seal to transform the demon beast's body and integrate it with Du Ze's soul Realm. The seal can only be removed by Du Ze, insuring that the Celestial Qilin can not harm him, and Du Ze promised to free him after fifty years.
- After advancing up to the fourth floor of the tower Duan Jian could easily stand the pressure from the black flames to advance higher. However, Nie Li asked him to stay behind and guard over everyone else in the group, while he and Yu Yan continued upward.
The Lord of Nether:
- After the test ended, Duan Jian and everyone else were teleported to the ninth layer. Once there, he met the Lord of Nether as well as the other six ambassadors. The Lord of Nether then explained that they had all been chosen by one of the ambassadors as a disciple and will be heading to the Draconic Ruins Realm in three months to train. Once there they will not be able to return for five years. They must also form a Soul Seal with their new master to insure loyalty, as betrayal was considered a capital offense. Duan Jian, the Demon Lord, and Mu Ye ended up forming a soul seal with an ambassador of the Hidden Cloud Sect. It is later revealed that Duan Jian ends up in the Phaseless Sect, so it is likely that the Hidden Cloud Sect is a subsidiary of the Phaseless Sect.
Leaving for the Draconic Ruins Realm Arc
- Before heading back to Glory City to say goodbye, Nie Li asked for everyone to go with him to the Endless Desert in search of the Desert Palace. After entering the desert, both Nie Li and Ye Ziyun becomes lost in thought. Suddenly, with no explanation, Ye Ziyun slaps Nie Li.
- The group continues to search for the mysterious Desert Palace for many days and even question if it really exists. Nie Li then enters a profound trance-like state which leads them to some ancient ruins that had long since been destroyed. Nie Li seemed to be confused and started to walk among the ruins when he suddenly fell unconscious. The group then returns to Glory City where Nie Li remained in a coma for about a month. During this time, either Ye Ziyun or Xiao Ning'er remained at his side continuously, watching over him and trying to help him recover. As soon as Nie Li regained conscious, Duan Jian rushed over to see him and was relieved to find that he was alright.
- Suddenly, the loud sounds of a nearby fight drew their attention. They found the Demon Lord attacking Ye Mo, destroying many of the buildings in the City Lord's Mansion. Duan Jian joined Nie Li, Ye Zong, and the others in supporting Ye Mo in suppressing the Demon Lord. However, after Nie Li started to attack with the Thunder God’s Meteorite Sword, the Demon Lord felt danger and changed his tactics. Instead of facing it head on, he evaded its strike and charged in close. He grabbed Ye Zong and overpowered him with the power of Hell.
- They were only able to helplessly watch as Ye Zong bravely continued to strike out at the Demon Lord, only to have his right arm brutally ripped off. The Demon Lord again demanded the Demon Spirit Stone that Ye Mo held, and proceeded to rip off Ye Zong's other arm. With no other way to save is son's life, Ye Mo threw the demon spirit stone to the Demon Lord. However, the Demon Lord then pierced through Ye Zong's chest, fatally wounding him. Knowing that his end was near, Ye Zong activated the Snow Wind Family's self destruction technique, turning himself to ice. This destroyed his soul, but allowed him to cause heavy damages to the Demon Lord as well.
- Duan Jian then watched as Nie Li executed a secret technique that quickly raised his strength and struck out at the Demon Lord. Everyone hastily moved out of the way as wave after wave of terrifying lightning energy struck the Demon Lord, destroying his arms, legs, and even his head. However, his life was saved by a Draconic Ruins Realm artifact armor as he quickly flew away. Afterward, the whole of Glory City grieved at the loss of their City Lord.
- After a month they headed back to the Nine-Layered Deathlands, as it was time to separate and follow their individual masters into the Draconic Ruins Realm. Since he has the same master as the Demon Lord, Nie Li also warned Duan Jian to be careful and not to strike out, as his current strength is not enough to kill the Demon Lord. Duan Jian was reluctant to listen, since he also wanted to kill the Demon Lord, but Nie Li made him promise not to try until he reaches the 2 Fate rank.
Becoming the Sect Master Arc
- After over a year in their separate sects, Nie li received the heaven defying Divine Phaseless Fruits from Emperor Tian Yuan, and refined a powerful Divine Elixir. He then used his many Sky Origin Divine Clan slaves to distribute the elixir to Duan Jian and his other friends.
The Divine Feathers Sect's Rise Arc
Abilities and Equipment
After being taken in by Nie Li he agrees to attempt to awaken his dragon blood. After ten days of agonizing pain and near death, he is successful and his strength rises near to that of a legend rank fighter. Even though his physical abilities are extremely high, his Soul Force cultivation is still only that of a high level gold rank.
Once Nie Li gives him a proper cultivation technique his abilities raise quickly. While in the trading town his cultivation has already reached 5 star gold rank demon spiritualist.
After coming back to Glory City with Nie Li he continues to cultivate and reaches 2 Star Black Gold rank.
While Nie Li was away from Glory City, Duan Jian's cultivation advanced very quickly as he reached 5 star black gold rank. He then focused on trying to break into legend rank while in the Demon Spirit Devouring Technique array.
When Duan Jian returned to the Abyss Prison Realm he threw everything into bring down Sikong Yi. During the fight he was pushed to his limit and was able to break into 1 Star Legend Rank demon spiritualist.
During his time in the Nine-Layered Deathlands, Duan Jian ate one of the Spiritual Origin Fruit which raised his cultivation. While participating in the Lord of Nether's Disciple Selection he entered the Black Infernal Tower, where Duan Jian's body ignited in black flames. Since Duan Jian's Black dragon body was so compatible with the black flames, it immediately started to absorb them and strengthening his soul realm on its own.
|Dragon Tribe||Raging flames of the Black Dragon||A powerful black flame breath attack.|
|Wings||The ability to fly.|
|Dragon Blood||An extremely strong defensive physique and high resistance to fire attacks.|
|Soul Array||He is one of the members in the mysterious array that connects Nie Li's soul realm and all of his friends. Using this they can share soul force and enhance each other's cultivation.|
|Black Flame Sword||Rare||An extremely sharp and well crafted sword that fits well with Duan Jian's natural abilities. It has an embedded flame crystal that gives it a flames attack.|
|Piece of Black Dragon Scale||?||Found on one of the bodies of the legend rank demon beasts, either Luqian Sha or Luqian Mo. Its purpose is unknown.|