Chapter 1769: The Secret Inside the Stone Forest
Translator: EndlessFantasy Translation Editor: EndlessFantasy Translation
“Ji’er… You… You…” Zhao Deng was completely shocked when he saw his own son.
Not even in his wildest dreams did he imagine his son would be the first to be kicked out of the Saint Martial Secret Zone.
Before Ling Tian entered the Mystical Sky Mansion, his son could be considered as one of the few strongest people among the younger generation in the Mystical Sky Mansion. In terms of strength, he was 90% stronger than the group of people who entered the Saint Martial Secret Zone.
However, his son was eliminated in just three days.
Meanwhile, Zhao Ji’s expression was extremely grim after he was kicked out. Intense anger could be seen burning in his eyes. “Ling Tian! I’ll never let you go! I’ll never let you go!”
When Zhao Deng heard Zhao Ji growling, his expression turned grave immediately.
The thing he had feared the most had come to pass.
His son had encountered Ling Tian in the Saint Martial Secret Zone and was eliminated.
“Elder Qian, you’re such a jinx… Tsk tsk!” At this moment, many people looked at Qian Ping Sheng, the Palace Master of Yellow Palace, and felt his words were too accurate since he had just asked Zhao Deng what would happen if his son encountered Ling Tian.
Lo and behold, Zhao Ji did indeed encounter Ling Tian and had most likely been eliminated earlier than he should have!
“The space inside the Saint Martial Secret Zone is so vast, and there’s only a handful of people one would be able to encounter in three days… However, Zhao Ji had coincidentally encountered Ling Tian! Should I say both of them are a destined pair or is it like the saying, ‘Enemies would frequently run into each other?’” The Palace Master of Earth Palace mused emotionally.
“Isn’t it obvious this is a case of enemies frequently running into each other?” The Palace Master of Mystical Palace chuckled at someone else’s misfortune.
Only the Palace Master of Heaven Palace did not have a delighted expression. No matter what, Zhao Ji was still a disciple of Heaven Palace.
However, when he remembered Ling Tian was also a Heaven Palace’s disciple, his expression eased up a little and only a wry smile remained on his face.
Could he blame Ling Tian?
If he was in Ling Tian’s shoes, he would most likely not show any mercy too if he encountered Zhao Ji.
When Zhao Ji regained his senses, he looked at Zhao Deng as he clenched his teeth. His tone was terrifying and filled with hatred as though he would never be at peace if Duan Ling Tian did not die as he said, “Father, Ling Tian killed me and got me eliminated… I want to kill him! I want to kill him!”
Upon hearing his words, everyone present on the scene, apart from Meng Qing and Ku Mi, had a horrified expression on their faces.
Although Meng Qing’s expression did not turn horrified, his expression turned grave.
Somebody had just declared that he wanted to kill a disciple from the same sect in front of him!
At this moment, when Meng Qing’s expression turned grave, the sound of a loud and crisp slap resonated in the air. As it turned out, Zhao Deng had instantly gone up to his son and slapped him, causing one half of Zhao Ji’s face to swell up.
Zhao Ji was dumbfounded when he saw his father in front of him.
Earlier, he had already been slapped twice by Ling Tian in the Saint Martial Secret Zone. Now that he was out, he thought his father would console him. He did not think he would get a slap instead.
At this instant, Zhao Ji felt there was no reason for him to live in this world anymore.
“Idiot! Lord Mansion Master is present on the scene, but you still dare to say such words?” Right at this moment, Zhao Deng’s voice entered Zhao Ji’s ears. It instantly caused Zhao Ji to snap back to reality.
When he regained his senses again and looked at Mansion Master Meng Qing, he realized that the latter was looking at him coldly. It scared him so much that his face instantly paled.
“You swine!” At this moment, Zhao Deng looked at Zhao Ji and rebuked him, “What nonsense are you spouting? Even if you’re eliminated from the Saint Martial Secret Zone by Ling Tian, you can only blame yourself for being weak and inferior! Who do you think you can blame?”
Zhao Ji would be extremely dumb if he still did not know his father was actually trying to safely extricate him out of the situation.
“Father, I’m sorry! I was wrong! It’s I who’s weak!” Zhao Ji quickly chimed in.
Although it was obvious the father and son were only putting on a show since both of them had said such words, Meng Qing, the Mansion Master of Mystical Sky Mansion, remained silent.
Gu Li glanced at Zhao Ji and chuckled at his misfortune before asking, “Zhao Ji, although you’ve been eliminated, you were still in there for three days. How was it? Did you manage to memorize any Divine Ability during these three days?”
When Gu Li’s words entered Zhao Ji’s ears, it was akin to pouring gasoline on a fire. Zhao Ji seemed about to burst from anger soon.
However, Zhao Ji also noticed that after Gu Li’s question, everyone, including his father, had shifted their eyes to him as though they wanted to know if he managed to memorize a Divine Ability.
“No!” Zhao Ji clenched his teeth and answered in the negative. How could he possibly memorize a Divine Ability in three days? Moreover, he did not even encounter the shadow of a Divine Ability Relic at all!
“What a pity!” Gu Li let out a long sigh. It appeared as though he really felt regretful on Zhao Ji’s behalf. However, if one paid closer attention, one could see hints of delight in Gu Li’s eyes over Zhao Ji’s misfortune.
“Ling Tian!” From the beginning until the end, Ku Mi merely looked on coldly from the sidelines during the commotion.
However, when he heard the name Ling Tian, he felt a ripple in his heart. The purpose of his trip this time was for this young man’s sake. To be exact, it was to confirm if the young man was the Young Mansion Master of their Azure Cloud Mansion!
“Father, Ling Tian has gone too far in bullying me, and I want him dead. He must die!” Zhao Ji looked at Zhao Deng and transmitted his roaring voice.
“Ji’er, don’t worry. He has destroyed your opportunity in memorizing and comprehending the Divine Ability, and this is undoubtedly a great humiliation to the Zhao Clan. This is a blood feud. As long as our Zhao Clan exists, we won’t let him live a pleasant life!” When Zhao Deng replied using Voice Transmission, his tone was so cold as though it came from a thaw hole, sending shivers up the listener’s spine.
His son was kicked out of the Saint Martial Secret Zone so his anger was in no way inferior to his son.
In fact, every Mystical Sky Mansion’s disciple only had one opportunity at most to enter the Saint Martial Secret Zone in their entire life.
Ling Tian had kicked his son out from the Saint Martial Secret Zone and cut off his son’s chance to memorize and comprehend a Divine Ability. ‘If there’s no Ling Tian in the first place, my son would’ve definitely been able to comprehend a high-grade Divine Ability. As long as he could memorize the Divine Ability, he would’ve had a chance to master it after he makes a breakthrough to the Divine Saint Stage in the future. Yet, everything has been destroyed by that Ling Tian!’
The moment Zhao Deng thought of this, a flame of hatred that seemed to be able to burn everything down could be seen in the depth of his eyes.
Duan Ling Tian was, naturally, unaware of what was going on outside of the Saint Martial Secret Zone now.
Currently, he had returned to the place where he first spotted Zhao Ji. However, he discovered the two Mystical Palace’s disciples were already gone without a trace.
“To think that they dare to escape. Looks like they completely disregarded my words,” Duan Ling Tian muttered to himself as he chuckled. If one paid closer attention, one would be able to hear hints of terrifying coldness in his voice.
“This direction.” Then, Duan Ling Tian began flew in the direction the two Mystical Palace’s disciples had been leading him to earlier.
According to the two men, Duan Ling Tian’s destination was a place that seemingly hid a Divine Ability Relic.
During his journey, he activated his Strange Pupil. “Since that Mystical Palace’s disciple could discover the place when he flew across here, I don’t think it’ll be difficult for me to find that place now that I’ve activated the Strange Pupil to search for it thoroughly.”
As he continued on his journey, he did not see the two Mystical Palace’s disciples at all.
“They’re pretty smart. It seems like they didn’t use this road.” As time passed, it was not difficult for Duan Ling Tian to come to this conclusion.
Eventually, after half a day, Duan Ling Tian’s Strange Pupil finally found a strange place. It was a vast stone forest.
Initially, Duan Ling Tian thought it was just an ordinary stone forest, but when he looked inside carefully using his Strange Pupil, he noticed his vision turned blurry!
Usually, this would be impossible.
Duan Ling Tian was very clear about the abilities of the Strange Pupil. He knew he could see very far and very clearly with it, let alone a stone forest that was so close to him.
“This stone forest is a little strange.” Since he felt the stone forest was strange, he instantly charged into it.
When he had gotten near the stone forest, the Divine Consciousness that Duan Ling Tian extended out could clearly sense the fluctuations of a Formation. The fluctuations were very subtle, and if it was not for Duan Ling Tian’s keen sense, he might not have noticed it in the first place.
“What a clever Formation!” Everything suddenly turned dark as soon as Duan Ling Tian sighed emotionally.
In the next moment, when the light finally appeared again, he discovered the scenery had undergone an earth-shattering change.
What was before his eyes was now an empty field instead of a stone forest. At the end of the empty field was a six stories high tower.
“Huh?” Duan Ling Tian could clearly sense three auras that were rapidly gathering.
After a while, three identical wild beasts appeared out of thin air in front of him.
At first glance, these three wild beasts looked like panthers, but upon closer inspection, they did not resemble panthers at all. Their faces appeared a lot more ferocious than a panther. Moreover, all of them had a silver horn on their heads.
The three wild beasts roared almost at the same time before they charged out.
However, they were not charging toward Duan Ling Tian. Instead, they were charging in different directions of his surrounding. They formed a triangle as they circled around him.
‘Only I have 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. Moreover, they knew how to coordinate their attacks. If I didn’t flee in time, I would’ve died there.’ Duan Ling Tian recalled the words of the Mystical Palace’s disciple.
“Looks like this must be the place he found. There’s indeed more than one Formation. Other than the Illusory Formation outside, there are also a few interlocking Formations in here.” Duan Ling Tian’s heart jolted as he confirmed his theory. This was exactly the place he was looking for.
“Could the Divine Ability Relic be in that tower?” He said to himself as he shifted his gaze to the tower.