Chapter 1767: The Enemies Meet At Close Quarters
Translator: EndlessFantasy Translation Editor: EndlessFantasy Translation
Chapter 1767 Enemies Who Meet At Close Quarters
“Mansion Master Meng and everyone else present on the scene, if I’m not mistaken, you must think I’m here to snatch a disciple from the Mystical Sky Mansion, right?” The moment Ku Mi spoke, one could tell he was a straightforward person who did not like beat around the bushes.
This time, before Meng Qing, the Mansion Master of Mystical Sky Mansion, could reply, Zhu Lu Qi, the Palace Master of Heaven Palace, asked, “Isn’t it so?”
In fact, Ling Tian was from his Heaven Palace. So one had to ask the Palace Master of Heaven Palace if one wanted to take one of his palace’s disciples away.
“No.” Faced with a guarded Zhu Lu Qi, Ku Mi shook his head. Subsequently, under the shocked gazes of Meng Qing and the others, he replied nonchalantly, “The reason I came here is to have a look at the genius of your Mystical Sky Mansion. That’s all. I’ll return immediately once I see him. I’ll not linger any longer than necessary.”
“Ku Mi, with the lofty position you have in the Azure Cloud Mansion, usually we’ll believe you. However, since this matter concerns Ling Tian, we have no choice but to be more guarded. You said that you only want to have a look at Ling Tian, but how will we know if you secrectly transmit a message to persuade Ling Tian to join your Azure Cloud Mansion?” Zhu Lu Qi was blunt with his words.
At this moment, there was no reason for him to be polite.
Upon hearing Zhu Lu Qi’s words, Ku Mi merely snorted. The temperature on the scene instantly felt as though it had dropped by a few degrees. “I, Ku Mi, has always been frank and open with my actions. I’ll never stoop to such low and petty methods!”
“Please don’t get angry, Elder Ku. Zhu Lu Qi didn’t mean it intentionally. He doesn’t know you well after all.” Meng Qing quickly intervened to mediate the matter in a timely manner. Although he was not afraid of Ku Mi, he was wary of the colossus backing Ku Mi, the Azure Cloud Mansion.
“Elder Ku is a distant guest. By right, I should’ve welcomed you properly, but I’m unable to leave for the time being. I’m sure you know as well, Elder Ku, that our Mystical Sky Mansion’s Saint Martial Secret Zone has opened three days ago, and it’ll remain so for the coming three months. According to our customary rule, we’ll have to stay and wait here,” Meng Qing added again.
“It doesn’t matter. You can wait all you want, and I’ll return to the Azure Cloud Mansion once I’ve seen Ling Tian when he comes out,” Ku Mi replied. It was apparent that he planned to stay here and wait along with Meng Qing and the others.
“You…” Upon hearing Ku Mi’s words, horror dawned on Zhu Lu Qi’s face. When he was just about to say something again, he was stopped by Meng Qing in a timely manner.
Meng Qing transmitted his voice, “I’m sure you’ve heard the news about Ling Tian as well… He has a master in the Upper Province and wouldn’t stay long in the Lower Province. Even if he decides to go to the Azure Cloud Mansion, it won’t be much of a loss to us. Not only that, but we’ll be able to forge a good relationship with him. That little fellow is a person who’s loyal and faithful after all…”
Meng Qing had sent his men to double confirm the news about Ling Tian. They managed to trace it back to Ren Fei from the Sky Hurdle Mansion. He knew the news Ren Fei had spread came directly from Duan Ling Tian’s mouth. Moreover, he also knew Duan Ling Tian had planned to work together with Ren Fei in the Saint Martial Secret Zone in order to help Li Feng repay his debt. Unfortunately, Ren Fei did not live up to expectation and failed to earn a spot to enter the Saint Martial Secret Zone. It resulted in him losing a chance to memorize a high-grade Divine Ability Relic.
When Zhu Lu Qi heard Meng Qing’s Voice Transmission, he fell silent and no longer spoke.
Just like that, another person had joined them in waiting for the thirty Mystical Sky Mansion’s disciples to come out from the Saint Martial Secret Zone.
At this moment, Duan Ling Tian was, naturally, unaware that his father’s right-hand man, Ku Mi, had already come to the Mystical Sky Mansion and was waiting with Mansion Master Meng Qing and the others for him to come out.
“Three days have gone by, but I’ve only come across a few people who’re not from the Heaven Palace.” After roaming around in the Saint Martial Secret Zone for three days, there were many wild beasts that died in Duan Ling Tian’s hand. Moreover, he had also reaped some benefits. However, he did find them useful so he did not bring them with him since he found it burdensome.
Due to the reason he was only a clone now, he did not have his Spatial Ring with him which meant he did not have the Seven Treasures Exquisite Pagoda as well.
For this reason, no matter what he obtained, he would have to carry it with his hands. It was extremely inconvenient.
“Huh?” All of a sudden, Duan Ling Tian narrowed his eyes as though he had noticed something and looked in the distant. He saw a swift figure flying across the sky and soon gathered another person who flew at the other side of the figure. When the two figures met, it seemed like they began to speak to one another.
Then, the latter began to follow the former to the direction where the former came from earlier.
Due to the reason both of them were far away, none of them noticed Duan Ling Tian’s presence. Duan Ling Tian had only been able to see them was because he had activated his Strange Pupil.
When he activated his Strange Pupil to look in the distant, it would not take a toll on his Spiritual Energy if the time taken was not too long.
“That person seems to have found something, huh?” Duan Ling Tian could tell it was something out of the ordinary. Due to his curiosity, he followed the two figures to see where they were headed.
Initially, it was quite uneventful when he tailed them. However, after he tailed them for a while, a loud cry resonated in the air. A gigantic flying-type wild beast charged out from the clouds straight toward Duan Ling Tian.
With just one glance, Duan Ling Tian who had activated his Divine Eye could tell the flying-type wild beast was at the Mastery Pristine Saint Stage. With just a raise of his hand, he killed it instantly.
“I’ve been found out!” When Duan Ling Tian killed the flying-type wild beast, he discovered the two people in front had turned around and was fast approaching him.
Naturally, these two only discovered him after the flying-type wild beast had appeared.
Soon after, Duan Ling Tian was revealed before them.
“Ling Tian!” When the two people saw Duan Ling Tian, they narrowed their eyes immediately. Initially, they thought they might encounter someone who would be willing to work together with them. It did not cross their minds they would encounter this monster instead.
Nobody among the people who had entered the Saint Martial Secret Zone was stronger than this person standing before them. He was so powerful he did not need to work together with them at all.
Seeing the two of them approaching him, he raised a brow before narrowing his eyes. He asked, “You two have found something, right?”
“N-No!” When they heard his words, their expressions turned a little unnatural, but they denied in unison.
Would they be able to get a share if they let Ling Tian know about the things they had found?
Duan Ling Tian was not surprised by their response, but he was not angry either. With a nonchalant smile, he responded, “In that case, let me send both of you out then!”
Originally, both of them had thought the matter would end just like that when they saw him smile. However, before they could even heave a sigh of relief, their faces turned green when they heard his words.
Send them out?
They knew very well what Duan Ling Tian meant. He was going to kill them and send them out of the Saint Martial Secret Zone.
Once they were sent out, it would mean they would no longer be able to obtain all the good items in the Saint Martial Secret Zone, particularly those Divine Ability Relics. All these things would no longer have anything to do with them.
“Ling Tian, it seems like we remembered wrongly. We’ve indeed found something.” Soon after, both of them exchanged a glance and saw the helplessness in each other’s eyes. After coming to a tacit understanding, one of them quickly looked at Duan Ling Tian and tried to save the situation.
“What’s it?” Duan Ling Tian asked.
“It’s a very strange place, and it seems like there are more than one Formations there. I suspect there’s a Divine Ability Relic inside,” that person replied.
“A Divine Ability Relic?” Duan Ling Tian lifted his brows slightly, astonished. Then, he glanced at them indifferently before saying, “Lead the way.”
“Yes, yes!” Despite the calm tone that Duan Ling Tian used when he was talking to them, it still carried with it a weight that pressured them. After all, this fellow in front of them was not a kind person.
They could tell this from how he slapped Zhao Ji twice publicly.
Who was Zhao Ji?
Vice Mansion Master Zhao’s only son!
Guardian Zhao’s biological grandson!
In the Mystical Sky Mansion, Zhao Ji was number one among the second-generation!
However, someone like that was publicly slapped twice by Ling Tian. One could see just how merciless Ling Tian was.
Faced with such a merciless person, they had no choice but to meekly submit to him.
For this reason, while they were leading the way anxiously, they did not dare to play any tricks at all. If they did that, who knew if they might be killed and kicked out of the Saint Martial Secret Zone in the next second.
This was something they did not want to see happen.
During the journey, Duan Ling Tian said nonchalantly, “Tell me everything you know.”
“I’m the only one who has been to that place for the time being. The moment I entered, I instantly encountered three powerful wild beasts at the peak of the Pristine Saint Stage. Not only that, but it seems like they know how to coordinate their attacks. If I didn’t flee in time, I would’ve died in that place,” the person said, “After I’ve fled that place, I searched around for someone to work with. That’s when I encountered Peng Cen who’s also Mystical Palace’s disciple just like me. Our cultivation base is about the same. When I saw him, I instantly told him about what happened and persuaded him to work with me.”
As he was talking, he looked at the young man next to him. At the same time, he introduced himself to Duan Ling Tian, “I’m Hu Rui, a Mystical Palace’s disciple.”
At this moment, Peng Cen’s eyes landed in the distance. He was momentarily stunned. When he regained his senses, he instantly exclaimed in a deep voice, “Eh? Isn’t that Zhao Ji?”
At the same time, his eyes instinctively shifted to Duan Ling Tian who was near him. He thought to himself, ‘Ling Tian wouldn’t just kill Zhao Ji just like that, right?’
The moment he thought of this, chills ran up his spine immediately.
“Zhao Ji?” The instant Peng Cen’s words left his mouth, Duan Ling Tian looked in the direction Peng Cen was looking at. With just a glance, he saw Zhao Ji flying in the distance.
As soon as Duan Ling spotted him, Zhao Ji also discovered him immediately. Horror instantly dawned on him. “Sh*t! Why do I have to encounter him?”
When Zhao Ji saw Duan Ling Tian, he did not have time to think of anything else. The first thought that appeared in his mind was to flee!
“Damn it! Why am I so unlucky! The Saint Martial Secret Zone’s so big, but I’ve already encountered this fellow after only three days!” While Zhao Ji was fleeing, he was panicking, and his heart burned with anxiety.