Chapter 1813: Death Pact
Translator: EndlessFantasy Translation Editor: EndlessFantasy Translation
In front of Duan Ling Tian, Zhao Kun acted arrogantly. However, he was as meek as a kitten in front of the Heaven Palace’s Hall of Death’s elder. “Yes, elder.”
Duan Ling Tian only nodded in reply to the elder’s question.
“You’re Ling Tian?” It was apparent this Heaven Palace’s elder was much more interested in Duan Ling Tian than Zhao Kun. He merely glanced at Zhao Kun nonchalantly before he shifted all his attention toward Duan Ling Tian.
Upon seeing this, Zhao Kun’s eyes gleamed coldly. ‘He’s just an old fellow with poor judgment. Can’t he tell Ling Tian is going to die soon?’
Although he was unwilling to admit it, he had no choice but to acknowledge that his innate talent could not be compared to Ling Tian at all if he did not take his current strength into consideration.
His cultivation base might be higher than Ling Tian now, but how old was he, and how old was Ling Tian?
It was impossible to compare them at all.
When Duan Ling Tian noticed the Heaven Palace’s elder attention on him, he did not think it was right to just nod so he smiled faintly before saying, “Yes, I’m Ling Tian.”
“I heard your cultivation base is only at the peak of the Refined Saint Stage, and he has just broken through to the Early Eminent Saint Stage a few days ago. Are you sure you want to sign a Death Pact with him and have a Death Duel?” The Heaven Palace’s elder asked.
Before Duan Ling Tian could reply, Zhao Kun quickly interjected, “Elder, as the person-in-charge of the Hall of Death, your job is to stand witness to our Death Pact, right? Don’t you think other matters are not for you to be concerned about?”
At this moment, Zhao Kun had to say something even though it might offend the Heaven Palace’s elder.
Who knew if Ling Tian would change his mind if the elder continued to advise him.
If Ling Tian changed his mind, who should Zhao Kun complain to?
He was prepared to kill Ling Tian and claimed the reward promised by the Lord Guardian of Zhao Clan!
“Zhao Kun, are you telling me what to do?” As the person-in-charge of the Hall of Death, this Heaven Palace’s elder was, naturally, not someone who could be underestimated. When he looked at Zhao Kun once again, his eyes gleamed piercingly.
“I dare not!” Zhao Kun quickly lowered his head, but he still continued to say, “As the saying goes, ‘Good advice is unpleasant to hear.’ I hope that you won’t let your personal feelings interfere with your duty, elder. Please don’t meddle in this matter too much!”
“It’s not up to a youngster like you to tell an old man like me how to do my job!” The Heaven Palace’s elder did not expect Zhao Kun would dare to act so unrestrained. His expression turned grave immediately.
Many people thought Zhao Kun would be taught a lesson when a voice resonated from the distance. “It’s not up to him to teach you how to do your job, but I can teach you how to do your job, right?” The tone that sounded dignified attracted everyone’s attention immediately.
They were curious about the person who dared to speak to the elder in charge of the Hall of Death so rudely!
Among everybody present on the scene, Zhao Ji was the first one to recognize the voice without having to turn to look. “Father!”
He turned around with a pleasantly surprised expression on his face as he flew toward the middle-aged man who was making his way here.
“It’s Vice Mansion Master Zhao Deng!”
“I can’t believe even Vice Mansion Master Zhao Deng would personally come… It seems like the fight between Ling Tian and Zhao Kun is going to be very interesting.”
“If those who are not here learn that even Vice Mansion Master Zhao Deng is here, they’ll definitely regret not being here.”
The group of Mystical Sky Mansion’s disciples discussed among themselves again when they saw Zhao Deng.
“Zhao Deng?” Duan Ling Tian frowned when he saw Zhao Deng. He did not expect this fellow would come as well.
What was he doing here? Was he here to watch a show and watch him getting killed by Zhao Kun?
Well, it was unfortunate that he would be disappointed.
“Junior Brother Ling Tian!” At the same time, another loud voice resonated in the distance as a familiar figure appeared.
“Senior Brother Gu Li!” A rare smile appeared on Duan Ling Tian’s face when he saw the familiar figure. He did not think Gu Li would come as well.
When Gu Li arrived outside the Hall of Death, he immediately looked at Zhao Deng and took the initiative to speak first, “Vice Mansion Master Zhao, you’re here as well? It seems like you’re looking forward to watching this fight as well.”
“I was just casually strolling around and decided to come and have a look,” Zhao Deng replied nonchalantly.
In the Mystical Sky Mansion, without the position of the Vice Mansion Master of Mystical Sky Mansion, he and Gu Li were both the sons of Guardians.
In terms of innate talent, he was not as good as Gu Li, but in terms of strength, he was much more powerful than Gu Li. However, this was because he was much older than Gu Li. By the time Gu Li reached his age, Gu Li’s strength would definitely be stronger than his and would not be weaker. Moreover, Gu Li would only continue to grow stronger and stronger.
It was precisely because of all these reasons he could not directly ignore Gu Li.
Gu Li nodded at him before rising up into the air to Duan Ling Tian’s side.
However, the first person he greeted was not Duan Ling Tian but the Heaven Palace’s elder, the elder in charge of the Heaven Palace’s Hall of Death, who was standing opposite Duan Ling Tian. “Junior Uncle Cheng, it has been years since I last saw you. You still look as young as you did!”
“Look at you, boy. You’re still a smooth talker just like before. I heard you’re now the strongest person on the Mystical Sky Ranking, right? Not bad!” The Heaven Palace’s elder smiled at Gu Li in response.
“Junior Brother Ling Tian, this is Cheng Yun, Junior Uncle Cheng, he could be considered as my father’s junior brother… His master is my grandmaster’s master as well,” Gu Li finally introduced Duan Ling Tian to the elder.
Duan Ling Tian was stunned for a moment when he learned about the Heaven Palace’s elder’s identity. He cupped his hands before his chest and took the initiative to apologize. “Elder Cheng, I didn’t know you’re actually Senior Brother Gu’s junior uncle… I’m sorry if I happened to offend you earlier.”
Earlier, Cheng Yun had taken the initiative to warn him that he was not Zhao Kun’s match. Initially, he was baffled. He did not know this Heaven Palace’s elder at all, why would he be so kind as to warn him? He finally understood now that he learned that Cheng Yun was Gu Li’s junior uncle.
He believed Cheng Yun must have also known about him being good friends with Gu Li. Otherwise, he might not have warned him.
Since Duan Ling Tian had thought of this, Zhao Kun, naturally, came to the same conclusion as well. His expression turned grave immediately. He prayed inwardly that nothing would change, and Ling Tian would sign a Death Pact with him. He really hoped Ling Tian would not change his mind at the last moment.
If Duan Ling Tian changed his mind and refused to sign a Death Pact with him, he did not dare to kill him in the Mystical Sky Mansion’s estate even if he really wanted to.
“Elder Cheng, since they’re here to make a Death Pact, please take the Death Pact contract out so they can stamp their palms on it. I want to witness this battle as soon as possible since I think it’s going to be a very interesting one!” Zhao Deng said as he walked over with Zhao Ji.
Based on his words, there was no doubt he was trying to rush Cheng Yun to take the Death Pact contract out so that Duan Ling Tian and Zhao Kun could sign it as soon as possible.
Just as Zhao Deng’s words left his mouth, and Cheng Yun was looking at Gu Li, a voice resonated in Zhao Deng’s ears through Voice Transmission, “Father!”
Zhao Deng could tell it was his son’s Voice Transmission. “Ji’er, what’s the matter?”
“Father, you must order Zhao Kun to stop this now! Don’t let him sign the Death Pact!” Zhao Ji continued to transmit his voice. His tone sounded desperate and urgent.
“Why?” Zhao Deng did not understand. “I thought you wanted Ling Tian to die since a long time ago? Once he signs the Death Pact, he’ll definitely be killed by Zhao Kun who has already broken through to the Eminent Saint Stage!”
“I know! That’s the point! I don’t want him to die! Father, I want to personally kill Ling Tian. I don’t someone else to do it!” Zhao Ji added again.
“Ji’er, are you okay? You agreed to this when your grandfather ordered for Ling Tian to be killed at that time! Why did you suddenly change your mind?” Zhao Deng was a little confused. He did not know whether his son had gone crazy or not.
Naturally, Zhao Ji was not crazy.
The reason for his huge transformation was due to the Devouring Dark Devil Technique that was almost in his hands. Previously, he did not think he would be able to surpass Duan Ling Tian. However, with that technique, it would only take him one to two years to surpass Duan Ling Tian. Due to this reason, he did not wish to rely on someone else to kill Duan Ling Tian.
However, how could he tell his father his thoughts?
“Father, my cultivation speed is a little slow lately, and I think it must have something to do with Ling Tian. I’m worried my cultivation will be affected if I don’t personally kill Ling Tian!” Zhao Ji randomly came up with a lousy excuse.
“Ji’er, I know that you want to personally seek revenge from him. However, with your innate talent, the gap between you and him will only get wider and wider! In the end, let alone you, even your grandfather and I might not be able to suppress him!” Zhao Deng replied, “Stop being so willful. Just let Zhao Kun kill him. In regards to the cultivation problem you’re facing, it won’t be a problem anymore once Ling Tian dies. You’ll be happy then. At that time, your cultivation speed will naturally increase as well. Believe me, okay? I’ve also experienced this before,” Zhao Deng said in one breath.
Subsequently, no matter what excuses Zhao Ji came up with, Zhao Deng did not intend to stop Zhao Kun. In the end, Zhao Ji even almost blurted out the secret about the Devouring Dark Devil Technique. Fortunately, he managed to stop himself in the end.
While Zhao Deng and his son were conversing through Voice Transmission, Cheng Yun and Gu Li were also conversing through Voice Transmission. He had hoped that Gu Li would advise Duan Ling Tian to change his mind from signing the Death Pact since he did not think Duan Ling Tian would be able to win. as well.
Gu Li then spoke to Duan Ling Tian about this through Voice Transmission. After he received Duan Ling Tian’s determined answer, he told Cheng Yun, “Junior Uncle Cheng, don’t worry. Junior Brother Ling Tian won’t do something he has no confidence in. Just bring the Death Pact out.”
Although Cheng Yun did not know why Gu Li had so much confidence in Duan Ling Tian, he knew it would be useless to say anything else since the people involved were much calmer than him.
For this reason, when Zhao Deng looked at him again to rush him, he instantly took out the Death Pact.
The Death Pact of Heaven Palace’s Hall of Death was a huge stone tablet. It landed on the ground with a loud boom.
With just one glance, one could see rows and rows of clear writings etched on the stone. It was clearly the content of the Death Pact.
There were two spaces below the stone tablet.
“Each of you place a palm on it. This will activate the Death Pact,” Cheng Yun said to both Duan Ling Tian and Zhao Kun.