Chapter 1781: Danger Upon Danger
Translator: EndlessFantasy Translation Editor: EndlessFantasy Translation
After Duan Ling Tian arrived at the flat land, he turned around to look at the force that rained down ceaselessly like a waterfall.
He discovered the force was milky white, and it emitted a terrifying aura that could send chills up one’s spine.
“I only encountered this force after I walked out of the tunnel. It’s a good thing the Sun True Origin in my body is equivalent to an Early Eminent Saint Stage powerhouse. Otherwise, it’s very likely I won’t be able to withstand the impact even with if the defensive technique I used is formed from the True Origin at the peak of the Refined Saint Stage!” Duan Ling Tian counted himself lucky. “Someone at the peak of the Refined Saint Stage would most likely die, if not heavily injured, if he exited from that tunnel.” Duan Ling Tian was very clear about this since he had just experienced this.
“I wonder what’s the third trial…” Duan Ling Tian muttered to himself. He turned around, and his eyes landed on the milky white force as a thought appeared in his mind. ‘Don’t tell me the force that rained down without any respite earlier is the third trial of the Abyssal Swamp?’
Initially, due to the lingering fear in his heart, he did not connect the force to the third trial. However, now that he had calmed down a little, he could not help but feel that was the case. Nonetheless, after a few moments, he began to doubt himself. ‘Isn’t the third trial too easy?’
Duan Ling Tian’s heart wavered again. He was not sure whether it was the third trial or not.
‘Ah, does it matter if it’s the third trial or not? I still need to go forward anyway to face the other trials. Only after going through eight trial will I be able to meet the owner of that voice. The final trial must have something to do with him since he told me he’ll be waiting for me at the final trial.’ When Duan Ling Tian thought of the words said by the mysterious voice earlier, he began to feel excited.
If he managed to pass the nine trials of the Abyssal Swamp, including the final trial that had something to do with the voice, it also meant he would be able to obtain the Divine Ability Relic from this place. Based on the difficulty level of the Abyssal Swamp’s trials, the Divine Ability contained in the Divine Ability Relic had to be extraordinary!
Duan Ling TIan took a deep breath to calm down his excitement before he turned his back to the force that fell like a waterfall.
Duan Ling Tian finally had the heart and time to study the world outside the tunnel. He was currently standing on the bridgehead of an arch bridge.
White mist laced with red shrouded the other end of the arch bridge and blocked Duan Ling Tian’s sight. He could not see past it at all.
The arch bridge was very wide and long. It was located above a river that had completely dried up.
“I’ll have a look there.” Since Duan Ling Tian had already reached here, naturally, he would not turn around and walk back. Filled with determination, he walked to the other end of the arch bridge.
As soon as he stepped on the bridge, he immediately felt a mysterious pressure pressing down on him.
‘Could this be the fourth trial?’ Duan Ling Tian thought to himself as his heart jolted.
At the moment this thought appeared in his mind, the bridge beneath his feet began to quake violently as though it was capable of toppling mountains. His first instinct was to rise up in the air to avoid this earthquake.
Soon after, he discovered the pressure that was pressing down on him earlier was an extremely high-grade Flight Prohibiting Formation. He could not fly and leave the arch bridge beneath his feet at all.
Crack! Crack! Crack! Crack! Crack!
As the sounds of cracks forming sounded, Duan Ling Tian saw the cracks that had begun to appear on the arch bridge. Judging by the current situation, it would not take long for the arch bridge to collapse.
However, when Duan Ling Tian looked at the dried-up river, he did not rush as he continued to walk forward since he felt there would not be a difference even if the bridge collapsed.
Another earth-shattering sound resonated. As it turned out, the arch bridge had already begun to collapse at a very rapid speed.
“It’s collapsing so fast?” Duan Ling Tian was shocked when he saw this. The speed of the bridge collapsing had gone beyond his imagination.
Even if he tried to escape now, it would be difficult or him to escape before the arch bridge collapsed.
As the arch bridge collapsed, the Sun True Origin in Duan Ling Tian’s body glowed and formed the Colossal Sword Bell as stones and rubble flew everywhere.
Many of the stones and rubble hit Duan Ling Tian as well, but they were all blocked by the Colossal Sword Bell.
“This bridge collapsed in a very strange way!” At the same time, Duan Ling Tian’s expression turned grave as well since he knew everything was just an illusion. There must be a reason for the arch bridge to collapse just like that.
Boom! Boom! Boom! Boom! Boom!
Just as Duan Ling Tian almost reached the dried-up river, a loud sound resonated behind him. It sounded like a flood was raging.
The loud sound resonated from behind was even more horrifying than the thought of a raging flood.
Duan Ling Tian instinctively turned around to look. With just a glance, he saw the milky white force was sweeping out in his direction. As it turned out, the waterfall-like force had filled up the space between the tunnel and the arch bridge. Currently, it had nowhere to go but to the dried-up river.
At this moment, Duan Ling Tian who was restricted by the Flight Prohibiting Formation was standing firmly on the ground of the dried-up river.
He could feel the tremors under his feet was even more terrifying than the one earlier.
The seemingly endless milky-white force swept in his direction, wave by wave. Each wave was stronger than the previous one.
The wave of milky-white force now was a lot stronger than when it rained down like a waterfall on Duan Ling Tian earlier.
When Duan Ling Tian sensed the aura of this force, Duan Ling Tian could not help but feel horrified because the force was so powerful he was uncertain if the Colossal Sword Bell that he consolidated using his Sun True Origin would be able to withstand it.
If he was in his real body, he might be able to rely on his body’s brute strength. However, he could only rely on his clone whose brute strength was nowhere as strong as his real body. At this moment, he could only rely on his Sun True Origin.
‘I can’t be swept away by this force. Otherwise, I’ll definitely die.’ When Duan Ling Tian thought of this, he did not dare to stay still, he quickly ran toward the other side of the river instead.
Just as Duan Ling Tian ran out, waves by waves, the milky-white force closest to him finally swept out like a flood and crashed violently on the dried-up river.
When the first wave crashed down, waves upon waves of the milky white force crashed down as well.
In just a blink of an eye, half of the river was already filled with the milky-white force. After it was filled, the milky-white force continued to sweep out to the other side of the river as though it would never stop until it completely filled the entire place.
The wave of milky-white force at the front was pushed by the waves of force behind it, increasing its speed.
In just a while, its speed had surpassed Duan Ling Tian’s speed. The gap between them began to turn narrower.
“Damn it!” Even without turning his head around, Duan Ling Tian could sense the force behind was fast approaching him. He was momentarily horrified.
If this was a normal situation, he would find the distance of the riverbank ahead of him to be near. However, it felt extremely far at this moment.
The saying, ‘One’s heart is burning with anxiety,’ perfectly described Duan Ling Tian’s current feeling.
Boom! Boom! Boom! Boom! Boom!
The wave of the force at the front picked up its speed and tried to close the distance between it and Duan Ling Tian. In the end, it was only a foot away from him!
Currently, Duan Ling Tian was still quite a distance away from the riverbank. If this went on, he would definitely be drowned by the force behind him before he even reached the riverbank.
When the vast force was less than a foot away from Duan Ling Tian, it easily destroyed the Colossal Sword Bell Duan Ling Tian had activated.
“I’ll give it a fight!” After his Colossal Sword Bell crumbled, Duan Ling Tian realized the precarious situation he was in. His handsome face had a solemn expression as the Sun True Origin in his body whirled and swept out at its fastest speed ever through the 99 Saint Veins.
10,000 Swords Territory!
At this critical moment, Duan Ling Tian consolidated his Territory.
The moment the 10,000 Swords Territory appeared, it enveloped the milky-white force that was in within a 100-meter radius of Duan Ling Tian.
At the same time, under Duan Ling Tian’s control, the 10,000 solidified sword rays inside the 10,000 Swords Territory gathered rapidly and formed a golden gigantic sword that dazzled like the sun.
With a raise of his hand, Duan Ling Tian took control of the sword, and the remaining Sun True Origin in his body surged into the gigantic sword in a frenzy.
When he saw the wave of milky-white force at the forefront was about to swallow him up, he finally made his move during the critical moment.
The gigantic sword in his hand slashed down. Not only did it contain all his current strength, but it also contained the profundity of the Sovereign Heart Sword.
Swish! Swish! Swish! Swish! Swish!
The gigantic sword slashed across the sky, and the air vibrated. The gigantic sword met with a resistant force from the air because it was slashed down vertically.
Despite the resistance from the air, the speed of the gigantic sword did not decrease at all.
Finally, the gigantic sword met with force at the forefront that was about to swallow Duan Ling Tian up. They clashed violently against one another.
At the moment the sword came in contact with that force, Duan Ling Tian felt an intense tremor on his hands. Accompanied by the intense pain, a wave of fierce force ran amok in his body like a headless fly, causing his vital energy and blood to surge and resulting in internal injuries.
At the same time, the gigantic sword was finally shattered by that wave of force at the forefront. At the instant the gigantic sword shattered, a wave of powerful force swept out and violently slammed into Duan Ling Tian, sending him flying.
Duan Ling Tian was sent flying like an arrow that had left the bow before crashing dangerously on the riverbank.
When Duan Ling Tian crashed on the river bank, the wave of force at the forefront also crashed against the riverbank, causing a loud sound that sounded like the roar of an angry dragon.