Chapter 1815: Ling Tian is at the Intermediate Eminent Saint Stage?!
Translator: EndlessFantasy Translation Editor: EndlessFantasy Translation
“How’s this possible?!” The scene before Zhao Ji’s eyes shocked him greatly. His emotion was in turmoil, and he could not calm down for a long time.
Initially, he had thought Zhao Kun would definitely kill Ling Tian today since he had already broken through to the Eminent Saint Stage a few days ago. It would be impossible for Ling Tian to have broken through to the Eminent Saint Stage as well.
However, the truth had just slapped him on his face.
It was impossible for Ling Tian to break through to the Eminent Saint Stage?
Put everything else aside, based on the strength Duan Ling Tian had just demonstrated, it was 100% obvious his strength was comparable to an Eminent Saint Stage’s powerhouse. It was not easy to make a breakthrough to the Eminent Saint Stage since he had just made a breakthrough not too long ago.
How could he not see that Zhao Kun was powerless before Duan Ling Tian and was even toyed with by him?
“Ling Tian must be eliminated!” Zhao Deng’s eyes turned cold. If it was not because he had to be careful with his actions in the Mystical Sky Mansion’s estate, he would have made his move and kill Ling Tian a long time ago.
He would not rest until he died if he did not kill Duan Ling Tian based on the enmity between him and the Zhao Clan! It was only natural he did not wish for Duan Ling Tian to grow stronger.
If a young man with such high innate talent grew stronger, even his father would be stepped on by this young man in the future, let alone him.
“Junior Brother Ling Tian…” Gu Li stared at Duan Ling Tian, dumbfounded, with his mouth agape.
As a Martial Cultivator at the peak of the Eminent Saint Stage, naturally, he could see Duan Ling Tian’s speed was almost comparable to the speed of a Mastery Eminent Saint Stage Martial Cultivator. It was much faster compared to most Intermediate Eminent Saint Stage Martial Cultivators. “When did he break through to the Eminent Saint Stage? I didn’t hear him mention anything about it before!”
“Junior Brother Ling Tian, you really hid this well from me.” Somehow, there was a hint of bitterness hidden in Gu Li’s eyes as he looked at Duan Ling Tian.
“As expected, he has broken through to the Eminent Saint Stage! Humph! To think that he actually lied to me previously by saying he hasn’t made a breakthrough!” Wang Fei Xuan heaved a sigh of relief as she snorted to herself.
Hong Gang and Zhu Lu Qi’s two other direct disciples who were by her side, on the other hand, were shocked. “Ling Tian has already broken through t-to the Eminent Saint Stage?”
“No wonder he dares to accept Zhao Kun’s Death Duel Invitation! As it turns out, he’s not afraid of Zhao Kun at all!”
“I’m afraid his strength is not as simple as just breaking through to the Eminent Saint Stage recently… Zhao Kun is completely powerless before him!” Hong Gang remarked with a gasp.
Cheng Yun, the Heaven Palace’s elder in charge of the Hall of Death, was also staring at Duan Ling Tian at this moment in confusion. “I can’t believe this young fellow is not even forty years old yet… With his current strength, I think he can be considered as the strongest person among the younger generation in the entire Lower Province of the Dao Martial Saint Land!”
At the same time, the other Mystical Sky Mansion’s disciples had also returned to their senses. They were looking at Duan Ling Tian as though they had seen a ghost.
Just a moment ago, they all felt that Duan Ling Tian would definitely die!
However, the truth was laid bare before their eyes now. All of their faces reddened, they all thought their opinion earlier was too foolish.
Due to this, the entire scene was silent again.
When the people fell silent, Duan Ling Tian’s voice could be heard clearly as he said to Zhao Kun while he held on to his neck, “Forgive? Did you think about asking for my forgiveness when you insulted me? Did you think about asking for my forgiveness when you insulted my parents? If I’m not stronger than you, would you have let me go in this Death Duel?” Duan Ling Tian’s tone gradually turned colder as he asked three questions in succession.
“Hurmph!” At this moment, a cold snort could be heard. Zhao Deng had already risen up into the air, it was obvious he was preparing to leave this place.
“Lord Vice Mansion Master… s-save me!” Upon seeing this, Zhao Kun began to panic. He began to struggle as he begged for help from Zhao Kun.
Everyone shifted their eyes to Zhao Deng as he came to a halt. He turned around to look at Zhao Kun indifferently. “Zhao Kun, you’re the one who took the initiative to issue a Death Duel Invitation… You’re the one who signed the Death Pact. Even if my father is present, it wouldn’t be convenient for him to save you, let alone me. If we save you, what’s the point of having Halls of Death in the Mystical Sky Mansion then? What’s the point of signing a Death Pact?”
Zhao Deng’s words were said in a righteous tone, causing many Mystical Sky Mansion’s disciples to nod their heads. They felt Vice Mansion Master Zhao Deng had kept the cardinal principles in his mind and did not break the rules of Halls of Death just because Zhao Kun was from the Zhao Clan.
When Zhao Deng felt the eyes on him, he knew his goal had been achieved.
“If there’s someone you want to blame, blame yourself for being weak!” These were Zhao Deng’s last words to Zhao Kun before he left.
After he left, despair could be seen in Zhao Kun’s eyes. His head moved violently a few times before he gradually became dispirited.
When Duan Ling Tian saw Zhao Kun was similar to a spent arrow, he struck his hands out and sent Zhao Kun flying.
Nobody saw Duan Ling Tian moved as hundreds of sword rays appeared from his body and pierced Zhao Kun’s body, causing his body to look like a beehive.
Duan Ling Tian had never shown any mercy to his enemy, let alone an enemy who had insulted his parents!
Only when Duan Ling Tian, Gu Li, and Wang Fei Xuan left by walking on air, shoulder to shoulder, that the group of Mystical Sky Mansion’s disciples outside the Hall of Death finally regained their senses.
“I can’t believe there’s actually such a monster in our Mystical Sky Mansion! Was there any Eminent Saint Stage powerhouse below the age of forty in the history of the Lower Province of the Dao Martial Saint Land?”
“I don’t think so.”
“Ling Tian’s cultivation base must have already broken through to the Intermediate Eminent Saint Stage. Otherwise, he wouldn’t be able to completely overpower Zhao Kun!”
“That’s right! Zhao Kun was an Early Eminent Saint Stage Martial Cultivator no matter what! However, he was completely powerless before Ling Tian! I wouldn’t believe it if he said he has only broken through to the Eminent Saint Stage recently!”
“How does Ling Tian cultivate? How did he raise his cultivation base to such a level in such a short time?”
Among the group of Mystical Sky Mansion’s disciples, some of them were well-known powerhouses on the Mystical Sky Ranking at the Eminent Saint Stage. They had some understanding of the abilities Duan Ling Tian had shown.
One of the Mystical Sky Mansion’s disciples at the Intermediate Eminent Saint Stage remarked, “Although I’ve just broken through to the Intermediate Eminent Saint Stage recently, I don’t think my speed will be as fast as Ling Tian even if I use all might. Although Ling Tian might not have reached the Mastery Eminent Saint Stage, he could be considered as an elite among Intermediate Eminent Saint Stage powerhouses.”
He was a famous powerhouse on the Mystical Sky Ranking so his words carried some weight.
After a while, everyone came to a unanimous conclusion. Duan Ling Tian could be considered as an elite among Intermediate Eminent Saint Stage powerhouses.
‘Intermediate Eminent Saint Stage powerhouse?’ Zhao Ji was still standing among the crowd. When he heard the discussion in his surroundings, his expression turned grim. ‘I really can’t believe his cultivation speed is actually this fast! If it’s not for the Devouring Dark Devil Technique, I’m afraid I’ll only be eating the dust in his wake my entire life! In fact, I think I won’t even be able to get close enough to eat the dust left in his wake!’ Zhao Ji thought to himself before he turned to leave.
However, he did not return to his own residence. Instead, he covertly left the Mystical Sky Mansion’s estate to look for Zhu Lu Qi and Xu Jing.
“I must cultivate the Devouring Dark Devil Technique as fast as possible. Otherwise, it’ll be difficult for me to chase up to him, let alone seek revenge!” His heart burned with anxiety as he made his journey there.
At this moment, he was desperate to obtain the Devouring Dark Devil Technique. In his opinion, he was certain he would be able to surpass Duan Ling Tian as long as he could cultivate the Devouring Dark Devil Technique in a timely manner.
After Zhao Ji left, the news about Duan Ling Tian signing a Death Pact with Zhao Kun and killing him also began to spread in the Mystical Sky Mansion’s estate. It shocked everyone, including Mansion Master Meng Qing.
“Ling Tian? Intermediate Eminent Saint Stage? How’s this possible?” Naturally, many people felt skeptical. How was it possible for someone below the age of forty at the Intermediate Eminent Saint Stage to appear in the Lower Province of the Dao Martial Saint Land?
However, as time went by, as the news continued to spread, coupled with the testimonies from the people who were present on the scene, those who felt skeptical had no choice but to believe it.
“Junior Brother Ling Tian, you really hid it well from me!” Gu Li looked at Duan Ling Tian as though he was criticizing him. “When I told you to make a breakthrough to the Eminent Saint Stage as soon as possible before I break through to the Divine Stage so we can go to the Upper Province of the Dao Martial Saint Land together, why didn’t you tell me you’ve already broken through to the Eminent Saint Stage long ago?”
“Senior Brother Gu Li, my situation is a little… special.” Duan Ling Tian could see Gu Li was not really angry. However, he could not come up with a plausible excuse so he had no choice but to reveal the truth in the end. Naturally, he only told him the partial truth.
“I had a fortuitous encounter that allowed me to undergo an earth-shattering transformation. When my cultivation base was at the Early Pristine Saint Stage, the force of the True Origin in my body was already comparable to the True Origins of ordinary Intermediate Refined Saint Stage powerhouses! In fact, my current cultivation base is only at the Intermediate Refined Saint Stage. I’m still far away from the Eminent Saint Stage,” Duan Ling Tian explained. Although what he said was true, he did elaborate on what kind of fortuitous encounter it was.
Elder Huo and the Seven Treasures Exquisite Pagoda were his biggest secrets. If news of him possessing it spread out, it would only attract calamity!
Due to this reason, he had to be extremely careful.
“There’s actually such a fortuitous encounter?” Gu Li’s eyes turned as wide as saucers. An expression of disbelief appeared on his face. However, he did not doubt Duan Ling Tian’s words. The world was huge and filled with all kinds of wonders.
In the Dao Martial Saint Land, it was not rare for someone to have a fortuitous encounter. There were extremely fortuitous and normal fortuitous encounters so nobody could say anything for certain when it came to fortuitous encounters.
Wang Fei Xuan who had been quietly following Duan Ling Tian could not help but interject at this moment, “Then, does this mean our cultivation base is the same?”
“Well, if we’re just talking about cultivation base then yes, it’s the same.” Duan Ling Tian nodded.
He regarded Gu Li and Wang Fei Xuan as his friends so he decided to tell them about this matter. As long as he did not mention Elder Huo and the Seven Treasures Exquisite Pagoda, it was not a big issue to reveal part of the truth.