Chapter 1768: Zhao Ji Breaks The Record!
Translator: EndlessFantasy Translation Editor: EndlessFantasy Translation
At this moment, when Duan Ling Tian saw Zhao Ji, he could not help but muse to himself how small this world was!
He did not encounter more than ten people after three days in the Saint Martial Secret Zone. However, it just so happened that Zhao Ji was among these fewer than ten people he encountered.
Although Duan Ling Tian was quite unwilling to admit it, he had no choice but to acknowledge he really had fate with Zhao Ji.
Otherwise, how was it possible for him to encounter Zhao Ji so fast in the vast and boundless Saint Martial Secret Zone?
“Fleeing?” When Duan Ling Tian saw Zhao Ji was fleeing with all his might after seeing him, he finally regained his senses. He sneered as a wicked gleam appeared in his eyes just like a cat that had caught sight of a mouse.
One had to admit Zhao Ji’s speed was incredibly fast.
How could it not be? No matter what, he was still an Intermediate Refined Saint Stage Martial Cultivator.
In just a blink of an eye, Zhao Ji’s silhouette disappeared from Hu Rui and Peng Cen’s eyes.
However, in the field of vision of Duan Ling Tian’s Strange Pupil, his silhouette appeared particularly clear. It was only getting further away.
“Wait for me right here! If both of you dare to escape, you’ll have to bear the consequences!” Duan Ling Tian looked at them nonchalantly before he moved in just a flash. In just a blink of an eye, he disappeared from both their sights and chased after Zhao Ji in an even faster speed.
Not long after, his silhouette disappeared before Hu Rui and Peng Cen’s eyes.
The two of them glanced at each other before asking in unison, “Should we flee?”
Then, both of them came to a tacit understanding and charged toward a direction rapidly. “We can’t head toward the original direction, we must head in another direction and return to that place after a few days. Otherwise, we’ll definitely be caught by Ling Tian!”
“Let’s seize the chance and head in another direction to shake him off our tails while he chases after Zhao Ji!” They were not so stupid as to wait for Duan Ling Tian to come back.
They were not idiots.
If Duan Ling Tian came back, would there still be a share for them at that place that seemed to hide a Divine Ability Relic?
Meanwhile, Zhao Ji’s silhouette became clearer and clearer in Duan Ling Tian’s eyes. He was closing in on Zhao Ji.
Initially, Duan Ling Tian was chasing after Zhao Ji using a speed that was equivalent to a Martial Cultivator at the peak of the Refined Saint Stage. However, now that he had left Hu Rui and Peng Cen’s sight, he no longer held back and used his entire Sun True Energy. It immediately granted him an even faster speed.
Currently, his speed was equivalent to the speed of an Early Eminent Saint Stage Martial Cultivator!
Duan Ling Tian’s figure was like a cannonball that was shot out and a bolt of lightning. In just a blink of an eye, he overtook Zhao Ji and blocked his path.
When Zhao Ji saw a figure appearing in his path, horror dawned on him immediately. When he finally came to a halt and saw the person who blocked his path, his face turned green. “L-Ling Tian!”
Unlike Zhao Ji who was panting, Duan Ling Tian looked unaffected. As he looked at Zhao Ji calmly, he greeted him calmly as well, “Tsk tsk… Great Young Master Zhao, we meet again!”
When he was talking, he gradually strode forward, closing in on Zhao Ji.
With every stride he took, it scared Zhao Ji so much that he quickly took a few steps back in a hurry.
However, the distance between the two of them was getting smaller and smaller.
“Ling Tian, what’re you trying to do?!” Zhao Ji looked at Duan Ling Tian with a grave expression, “If you dare to touch me, my Zhao Clan will never let you go once I get kicked out!”
It was apparent Zhao Ji had begun to realize the perilous situation he was in so he began to threaten Duan Ling Tian.
However, he forgot that if Duan Ling Tian dared to slap him twice publicly, how could he be afraid of their Zhao Clan? His action, at that time, was enough to prove he was not afraid of the Zhao Clan!
A loud and crisp sound of a slap resonated in the air. Duan Ling Tian appeared like a ghost in front of Zhao Ji and slapped him, causing one half of Zhao Ji’s face to swell immediately.
“Although it’s just a clone, the feeling’s no different from when I’m in own body. What a pleasant slap that was,” Duan Ling Tian said smugly before he looked at the palm he used to slap Zhao Ji and blew on it. Zhao Ji was horrified. He was glaring at Duan Ling Tian with bulging eyes.
“Ling…” Zhao Ji’s expression turned grave as he was about to say something.
Another slap! Just like before, Zhao Ji’s face was like a swollen pig head.
Duan Ling Tian grinned at Zhao Ji and said nonchalantly, “Great Young Master Zhao, it looks like your memory is not that good.”
When his smile entered Zhao Ji’s sight, it was no different from a devil.
“Ling Tian, you better think this through properly.” However, this time, Zhao Ji did not keep his mouth shut like before. Instead, he warned in his deep voice, “The situation now is completely different from last time. If you dare to touch me here and get me eliminated from the Saint Martial Secret Zone, our Zhao Clan will lose a high-grade Divine Ability! At that time, an irreconcilable enmity will definitely form between you and the Zhao Clan! The Mansion Master has also learned about your matter. Due to this reason, he won’t take you in as his disciple, let alone his last disciple. Without the Mansion Master’s protection, you won’t be able to withstand the wrath of the Zhao Clan even if you have a close relationship Gu Li! If you let me go today, I’ll disregard how you publicly slapped me twice now and before. The Zhao Clan won’t make things difficult for you or come after you!”
In order to survive in the Saint Martial Secret Zone, Zhao Ji decided to use the soft approach after using the hard method.
As for the things he said at the second half of the sentence, naturally, it was only to deceive Duan Ling Tian so that he would not do anything to him.
This was because he knew once Duan Ling Tian made his move, he would definitely die!
Even if it was only a clone in the Saint Martial Secret Zone, and he would not die for real, he would still be kicked out of the Saint Martial Secret Zone and no longer be able to look for a high-grade Divine Ability Relic.
“It sounds not bad.” After hearing Zhao Ji’s words, Duan Ling Tian nodded.
When Zhao Ji saw how Duan Ling Tian was seemingly persuaded, he seized this chance to make his point, “Ling Tian, I believe you’re a smart person. I’m sure you know the saying, ‘Having a friend is better than having an enemy.’ If you let me go today, I, Zhao Ji, and the Zhao Clan are willing to be your friends!”
“Friends with you, Zhao Ji, and the Zhao Clan?” Duan Ling Tian smiled as he looked at Zhao Ji.
“Yes.” Zhao Ji smiled as well, thinking that Duan Ling Tian was smiling because he was delighted. However, he cursed inwardly, ‘Ling Tian, I’ll let you be happy for now, but after we leave, my Zhao Clan will spare no efforts in killing you!”
“I’m sorry, though. I’m not interested.” Duan Ling Tian’s smile abruptly disappeared, and it was replaced with an extremely cold expression.
Upon seeing this, horror dawned on Zhao Ji! He instantly turned around to try and escape.
However, would he be able to escape?
With a raise of Duan Ling Tian’s hand, the Sun True Origin surged out and transformed into a golden light sword in just a blink of an eye. He slashed the sword at Zhao Ji who had turned around.
Faced with Duan Ling Tian, Zhao Ji could not rouse any battle intent at all. Coupled with the fact that his back was completely exposed in front of Duan Ling Tian, it only took Duan Ling Tian one strike of the sword to kill him.
The golden sword light flashed and cut Zhao Ji’s body into half.
Despite that, a gory image did not appear. At the instant when Zhao Ji’s body was cut into half, his body vanished into thin air immediately as though he was never there at all.
He was only a clone after all. Naturally, there would be no gory scene to be seen.
“He has just entered three days before he got eliminated. I’m afraid Zhao Ji will be the first one among the thirty Mystical Sky Mansion’s disciples to get eliminated.” After killing Zhao Ji, a sneer appeared on Duan Ling Tian’s face.
At the same time, Zhao Ji who had been eliminated had his Divine Consciousness returned to his original body as well.
At that moment it returned to his body, his body was shrouded by a powerful propulsive force, and he was subsequently pushed out of the Saint Martial Secret Zone.
The entrance of the Saint Martial Secret Zone — the gigantic whirlpool — was also the exit of the Saint Martial Secret Zone. Be it in or out, there was only one place to go through.
Currently, the group of high-ranking officials of Mystical Sky Mansion was still waiting at the same place, Additionally, there were there a sturdy young man and a black-robed old man.
The former was Gu Li while the latter was Ku Mi.
At this moment, the group of people was sitting cross-legged on the air with their eyes shut as they attained mental composure.
All of a sudden, as though they had noticed something, they opened their eyes one after another and immediately shifted their eyes to the gigantic whirlpool in the sky-high above their heads.
“It’s only been three days, but somebody has already been eliminated?” Meng Qing, the Mansion Master of Mystical Sky Mansion, slightly frowned.
At once, the four palaces’ Palace Masters stood gazing at one another. Each of them was praying that it was not a disciple from their respective palaces.
After all, being kicked out from the Saint Martial Secret Zone in just three days was undoubtedly very humiliating. The palace that this disciple was from would be equally humiliated as well.
Buzz! Buzz! Buzz!
While the four palaces’ Palace Masters were thinking to themselves, the whirlpool continued to churn as a figure finally appeared before their eyes.
When the figure was finally revealed, everyone, apart from Ku Mi, was shocked.
After a while, Zhao Deng was the first to regain his senses among all the Vice Mansion Masters of Mystical Sky Mansion. At the moment he regained his senses, horror dawned on him, and he cried out wretchedly, “Ji’er?”
It did not cross his mind, not even in his wildest dreams, that the first person to be kicked out of the Saint Martial Secret Zone after only three days would be his son.
“It’s Zhao Ji!”
“How’s this possible? Zhao Ji’s not only a Heaven Palace’s disciple, but his cultivation base has already entered the Intermediate Refined Saint Stage as well! How’s it possible for him to get eliminated from the Saint Martial Secret Zone so quickly?”
“This is not possible with his strength!”
“In the history of our Mystical Sky Mansion, the Intermediate Refined Saint Stage disciple who came out of the Saint Martial Secret Zone in the fastest time seems to be able to endure for one and a half months. However, Zhao Ji’s eliminated after only three days! He’s completely broken the record!
“Looks like Zhao Ji is going to go down in the history of Mystical Sky Mansion as the fastest person to be eliminated!”
The group of Vice Mansion Masters of Mystical Sky Mansion whispered among themselves. Their eyes contained hints of pity as they looked at him.
Perhaps, Zhao Ji’s name would be remembered in the history of Mystical Sky Mansion, but it would not be in a good way.
To be honest, it would be more appropriate to say he would be infamous for this. However, since his father was a Vice Mansion Master, and his grandfather was a Guardian, they did not dare to cross the line too much.