Chapter 1810: A Clash
Translator: EndlessFantasy Translation Editor: EndlessFantasy Translation
“Then, does this mean that the people in the Lower Province of the Dao Martial Saint Land are actually abandoned?” Duan Ling Tian finally understood after listening to Elder Huo’s words.
“Most likely.” Elder Huo nodded. After he bade farewell to Duan Ling Tian, he proceeded to repair the fourth level of the Seven Treasures Exquisite Pagoda.
Duan Ling Tian was not in a hurry to continue with his cultivation due to it reaching a bottleneck. Instead, he exited the Seven Treasures Exquisite Pagoda and his room. “I wonder how’s she doing now that such a thing happened?”
Now that Zhu Lu Qi, the Palace Master of Heaven Palace, had betrayed the Mystical Sky Mansion for the Devil Dao Cultivation Method, the Devouring Dark Devil Technique, it would undoubtedly greatly impact his disciples. Wang Fei Xuan was one of his direct disciples.
Duan Ling Tian made his way to her residence, but he found it vacant.
“She’s not in?” He shook his head as he turned to leave.
At this moment, a few Heaven Palace’s disciples rushed by in a hurry. Although they were in a hurry, they did not stop talking among themselves.
“Let’s go! Let’s go and watch the show! If we’re too late, the show might end,” one of the Heaven Palace’s disciples said anxiously.
“Speaking of, they’re actually innocent. To think they actually want the disciples to bear Lord Palace Master’s sin… Those few people from Zhao Clan are all elite powerhouses in our Heaven Palace. One of them has even broken through to the Early Eminent Saint Stage a few days ago!”
“He has just broken through to the Early Eminent Saint Stage but has not entered the Mystical Sky Ranking and the Main Mansion. This means he’s still a Heaven Palace’s disciple. For this reason, even if the disciple from Zhao Clan is an Early Eminent Saint Stage Martial Cultivator, he’s not violating the rules if he wants to teach Lord Palace Master’s disciples a lesson!”
“I’m afraid even those direct disciples of Lord Palace Master who have entered the Mystical Sky Ranking and the Main Mansion can’t intervene in the matter. After all, according to our Mystical Sky Mansion’s rule, Mystical Sky Mansion’s disciples who have entered the Main Mansion aren’t allowed to meddle with the battles between disciples from the four palaces.”
Duan Ling Tian clearly heard the words of these few people.
“A few Heaven Palace’s disciples from the Zhao Clan wants to make things difficult for the Palace Master’s disciples? There’s even one of them who has just broken through to the Early Eminent Saint Stage a few days ago but hasn’t gone to the Main Mansion and enter the Mystical Sky Ranking?” Duan Ling Tian frowned. “It seems like that person’s just trying to bully the Palace Master’s disciples by relying on his cultivation base that’s at the Early Eminent Saint Stage. Don’t tell me Great Young Miss Wang is there as well?”
The moment he thought of this, he followed those few passersby.
He did not know Palace Master Zhu’s other direct disciples, and he would not have meddled even if he heard they were being bullied. However, he suspected the reason Wang Fei Xuan was not in her residence was due to this matter. She was most likely with Palace Master Zhu’s other direct disciples.
The few Heaven Palace’s disciples soon discovered Duan Ling Tian was following behind them. Naturally, this was because Duan Ling Tian did not bother to hide his presence and intentionally went close to them.
“Senior Brother Ling!”
“Senior Brother Ling Tian!”
A few of them stopped and bowed at Duan Ling Tian politely when they recognized him.
Although Duan Ling Tian had joined the Mystical Sky Mansion later than them, in this world where the strong were revered, other than those who were related by blood, seniority was decided based on one’s strength regardless of age.
Although Duan Ling Tian was younger than them, he was much stronger than them. Due to this reason, it was completely natural for them to address him as Senior Brother.
“Hmm.” At this moment, Duan Ling Tian arrived next to them. He nodded and smiled at them as a greeting.
When they saw Duan Ling Tian’s smile, they felt as though they were bathed in a spring breeze. They could not help but think to themselves, ‘To think Senior Brother Ling Tian isn’t arrogant at all unlike those who look down on everyone just because they’re slightly better than others.’
“What’s this about a confrontation between the Palace Master’s direct disciples and the disciples from Zhao Clan?” Duan Ling Tian asked.
Due to his casual manner, they took an instant liking to him. A few of them quickly filled him in on what had happened.
As it turned out, a few Mystical Sky Mansion’s disciples from the Zhao Clan were bullying a few of Zhu Lu Qi’s direct disciples with the pretense of ‘cleaning up the mess.’ At this moment, they were already confronting each other. It would not take long for a fight to erupt.
In the Mystical Sky Mansion, there were no rules regarding friendly battles as long as there were not intentional killing or crippling involved.
“Senior Brother Ling Tian, you’re close with Miss Fei Xuan and has a good relationship with her. Earlier, I saw her with Palace Master Zhu’s other direct disciples. I’m afraid she’ll be placed in a disadvantageous position soon,” one of the Heaven Palace’s disciples reminded Duan Ling Tian.
That Heaven Palace’s disciple was the one who found out about the confrontation and asked the others to join in and watch the show.
“Just as I’ve expected, she’s there.” Duan Ling Tian nodded before heading to the summit of the Heaven Palace with the few others.
Since the people from Zhao Clan and Zhu Lu Qi’s direct disciples were in a confrontation, it would not be long before a fight erupted.
When Duan Ling Tian arrived, he discovered a large group of people had gathered at the summit of the Heaven Palace.
Not only that, but the number of these people kept increasing. In the end, even disciples from the Earth Palace, Mystical Palace, and Yellow Palace came to watch the show as well.
In the center, two groups of people stood opposite each other on the vast platform. One side had five people while the other side had four people.
Duan Ling Tian’s gaze landed on the group of four people who were standing side by side and discovered Wang Fei Xuan standing there as well.
Currently, she was glaring angrily at the five people from the Zhao Clan who were standing opposite her.
“Zhao Ji?” At this moment, Duan Ling Tian realized Zhao Ji was among the five people from the Zhao Clan.
A sturdy middle-aged man standing by Wang Fei Xuan’s side said to Zhao Ji in a deep voice, “Zhao Ji, I’ve already told you clearly that Master’s actions have absolutely nothing to do with us! We weren’t informed about it beforehand. Moreover, Lord Qian Ping Sheng, the Palace Master of Yellow Palace, has also said the Mystical Sky Mansion doesn’t blame us for our Master’s crime!”
“Hong Gang, it’s easy for you to say that. However, what evidence do you have to prove that you have nothing to do with that incident? I really suspect the reason Zhu Lu Qi was able to successfully escape the two Guardians is due to all of you being his spies!” Zhao Ji said as he narrowed his eyes.
The four people standing before him were Zhu Lu Qi’s direct disciples.
He would not have come here since he was working with Zhu Lu Qi even though it was out of pure self-interest. However, his grandfather, Zhao Jin, had instructed him to come here today and bring a few men to beat Zhu Lu Qi’s disciples up since it was the custom for sons to bear their father’s debts.
Although Zhu Lu Qi was not their father, a master was also like a parent. He could be considered as their father as well.
Zhao Ji knew very well the reason his grandfather had asked him to do this was so he could try and lure Zhu Lu Qi out so they could capture him.
Although it was quite unlikely to happen, it was still worth a try.
“We didn’t know anything about Master’s plan before this!”
“Zhao Ji, don’t slander us!”
At this moment, it was not only Hong Guang whose expression had turned grave, but even the other two and Wang Fei Xuan’s expressions had turned grave. Zhao Ji’s accusation was just too ridiculous.
To think that he said they were spies.
“Young Master Ji, why are we wasting our words with them! Since they’re not willing to admit it, let me teach them a lesson on behalf of their treacherous master and see if they’ll continue being stubborn!” A middle-aged man with a curly beard standing behind Zhao Ji chuckled as he mockingly looked Hong Gang, Wang Fei Xuan, and the other two.
Upon seeing this, Hong Gang’s expression turned grave immediately as he said angrily, “Zhao Kun, if it’s not because of your good fortune that you’ve broken through to the Early Eminent Saint Stage before me, would you even dare to cause a commotion in front of me? I, Hong Gang, swear that if you dare to touch my junior brothers, junior sister, and I today, I will never let this matter go once I break through to the Eminent Saint Stage!”
Although Zhao Kun was quite strong before he made a breakthrough, he was no match for Hong Gang at all. It was only because Zhao Kun had broken through earlier than him that he was placed in a disadvantageous position.
“I don’t even know when you’ll be able to break through to the Eminent Saint Stage. I only know you’ll have to obediently prostrate yourself before me, Hong Gang!” Zhao Kun smiled sinisterly.
“Young Master Ji.” Although Zhao Kun wanted to attack Hong Gang immediately, he still had to ask for permission from Zhao Ji since he was present as well.
The moment he saw Zhao Ji nodding his head, Zhao Kun’s body flashed immediately. Accompanied by the sound of an explosion, he stomped on the ground as he charged toward Hong Gang as though he had transformed into a storm.
The air trembled and there were sounds of explosions in his wake.
Whoosh! Whoosh! Whoosh!
At the same time, a flurry of hurricane appeared from Zhao Kun’s body. It made the spectators’ robes flutter loudly in the wind.
“Hong Gang is nothing compared to Senior Brother Zhao Kun who has broken through to the Eminent Saint Stage!”
“Hehe… Even if Hong Gang and the other three join forces, they won’t be a match for Senior Brother Zhao Kun at all, let alone the fact that he’s alone!”
“With Senior Brother Zhao Kun here, we don’t even have to make a move!”
Similar to Zhao Ji, the three men next to him stood at the side to watch the show.
“Be careful, Senior Brother Hong!”
“Watch out, Senior Brother!”
When Zhao Kun was charging toward Hong Gang, Wang Fei Xuan and the other two’s expressions turned grim immediately. The three of them cried out to warn him as they made their moves and charged toward Zhao Kun as well.
Although their senior brother, Hong Gang, was powerful, he was not a match for Zhao Kun who had just broken through to the Eminent Saint Stage!
“Joining forces? Well then, I’ll allow all of you to join forces! Take this!” Faced with Wang Fei Xuan and the other two who were also charging at him along with Hong Gang, Zhao Kun reduced his speed slightly before he made his move with a chuckle.