Chapter 746: The Talisman That Might Not Be Reliable
Translator: KurazyTolanzuraytor Editor: Jay
The answer of the middle aged man caused Duan Ling Tian’s eyes to be unable to help but narrow.
Sure enough, he’d guessed correctly.
Actually, all those words from before were only his guess, and he didn’t dare be sure.
Even though the middle aged man was a Void Transformation Stage expert, there were only two people that had broken through to the Void Transformation Stage in the Darkhan Dynasty.
One of them was that person in the Darkhan Dynasty’s Imperial Family, the publicly acknowledged number one expert of the Darkhan Dynasty.
The other person was precisely the Feng Clan’s Eldest Master, Feng Wu Dao.
It was precisely because of this and coupled with the dragon robe worn by the middle aged man that caused Duan Ling Tian to have a guess like this.
After he had this guess, he started to recall the motive the Darkhan Dynasty’s Imperial Family would have for making a move against him.
No matter how he thought about it, the Devilseal Tablet was the only thing amongst the things he’d revealed that was able to make the Darkhan Dynasty pay the price of sacrificing him.
After all, he was the number one young genius in the Darkhan Dynasty’s martial competition and was bound to compete for extremely great honor and generous rewards for the Darkhan Dynasty in the Martial Competition of the Ten Dynasties that’s held a year from now.
Under these preconditions, the Darkhan Dynasty’s Imperial Family had still made a move against him, then it undoubtedly indicated that the thing they wanted to obtain from him did indeed possess a worth that far exceeded the benefits he could obtain for the Darkhan Dynasty from the powers of the Foreign Lands during the martial competition.
Obviously, only the Devilseal Tablet was capable of moving the hearts of the Imperial Family to such an extent.
This was something that wasn’t difficult to guess.
Of course, all of this was only his guess, and he only knew that he was correct after the middle aged man answered him.
The middle aged man was precisely from the Darkhan Dynasty’s Imperial Family, and he was the Darkhan Dynasty’s Imperial Family’s ‘God of Protection’ and the strongest existence in the Imperial Family.
Supposedly, this person’s seniority was even higher than the Emperor, and even if the Emperor met him, the Emperor would have to respectfully call him Grand Imperial Uncle.
Supposedly, this person was an influential figure in the Darkhan Dynasty a few tens of years ago, and he was publicly acknowledged as a rare talent of the Darkhan Dynasty.
Later on, he went into seclusion in the depths of the Imperial Palace and shut himself off from the outside world.
Rumors said that he had perhaps already broken through to the Void Transformation Stage and was the number one expert of the Darkhan Dynasty.
“Not only do I know you’re a member of the Darkhan Dynasty’s Imperial Family, I even know you’re called Bai Nana Xiang, the ‘God of Protection’ of the Imperial Family.” Duan Ling Tian worked hard to maintain the calm on his face, yet traces of coldness couldn’t help but emerge within his heart.
Even though he’d merged with the memories of the Rebirth Martial Emperor, and a Void Transformation Stage expert wasn’t unfamiliar to him.
But he was currently only a ninth level Void Initiation Stage martial artist after all, so he couldn’t help but feel terrified when facing a Void Transformation Stage expert that was full of hostility and even killing intent towards him.
Even though the middle aged man was a first level Void Transformation Stage expert which was the weakest amongst the Void Transformation Stage, he was an existence akin to a god before a ninth level Void Initiation Stage martial artist like him.
The distance between the two of them was like a chasm, and if the middle aged man wanted to kill him, it would be no different to killing an ant.
Under these circumstances, Duan Ling Tian felt that he could be considered to be extremely calm.
If it was another ninth level Void Initiation Stage martial artist, they’d probably have been terrified to the point of falling limply to the ground.
“You’re shockingly intelligent for being able to so easily guess my identity… I’m truly more and more unwilling to kill you. How about this, you hand over that thing and make a vow to never go against the Darkhan Dynasty’s Imperial Family, and I can spare your life.” Bai Nan Xiang spoke indifferently as if speaking of this condition was already the greatest concession he could make.
“Hahahaha…” When he heard Bai Nan Xiang’s words, Duan Ling Tian seemed as if he’d heard the greatest joke in the world and couldn’t refrain from bursting into laughter, and then he gradually restrained his laughter under Bai Nan Xiang’s gloomy gaze. “I mean, are all the members of your Darkhan Dynasty so overbearing? You’ve want to seize something of mine, yet even don’t allow me to go against you?”
“I’m truly sorry… I’m really unable to do this. How about you kill me? After that, you can go look for that thing slowly?” Duan Ling Tian spoke fearlessly.
Bai Nan Xiang frowned when facing Duan Ling Tian’s fearlessness, and then he thought in his heart. “Could it be that thing isn’t in his possession as this moment?”
At this moment, Bai Nan Xiang’s resolution was slightly shaken.
Actually, he’d spoke those words earlier only for the sake of probing if that thing was in Duan Ling Tian’s possession at this moment, and he’d never thought of really letting Duan Ling Tian off.
As far as he was concerned, so long as he didn’t make a vow under the Nine-Nine Heavenly Tribulation, then he could go back on his word and kill Duan Ling Tian at any moment.
Duan Ling Tian’s composure and natural talent had caused him to feel terror that came from the bottom of his heart.
To think that he, Bai Nan Xiang, who’d lived half his life had encountered a person that caused such feelings to emerge in his heart for the first time.
He knew that the young man was an extremely dangerous figure, and he wouldn’t allow the young man to live.
“Stop trying to mislead me! That thing is surely in your possession right now.” Bai Nan Xiang’s eyes squinted suddenly, and then he laughed coldly as he stared fixedly at Duan Ling Tian.
As he spoke, Bai Nan Xiang took a step forward, and the Origin Energy on his body skyrocketed out once more.
This time, there were strands of deep violet bolts of lightning within the Origin Energy that raged like flames on Bai Nan Xiang’s body, and it flowed ceaselessly within the Origin Energy, causing him to seem like the god of thunder that had descended into the world.
At the same time, 200 ancient horned dragon silhouettes appeared in the sky above Bai Nan Xiang before another 200 ancient horned dragon silhouettes appeared.
“First level Advance Lightning Concept!” Duan Ling Tian’s brows raised as strands of burning flames of desire leaped about in the depths of his gaze. “Looks like this Bai Nan Xiang broke through to the Void Transformation Stage via Void Transformation Lightning Concept. Even though it’s only a first level Void Transformation Concept, it’s a Void Transformation Concept at any rate, and he has already condensed a Concept Fragment.”
A Void Transformation Concept was an Advanced Concept.
A Concept at this level had already condensed into a material Concept Fragment within the body of the person that had comprehended it.
Thus, there was obviously a first level Advanced Lightning Concept Fragment within Bai Nan Xiang’s body.
“I’ll be able to obtain the Concept Fragment within his body if I kill him. A Lightning Concept Fragment just happens to be able to assist my Lightning Concept to swiftly advance in step further.” When he thought up to here, Duan Ling Tian’s breathing couldn’t help but quicken.
The Lightning Concept he’d comprehended was only an Elementary Lightning Concept, and it was only comprehended to the third level.
If he was able to obtain a Lightning Concept Fragment, then his comprehension in Lightning Concept would chase up to his comprehension in Wind Concept in the least amount of time.
At the same time, Duan Ling Tian put his hands behind his back as he stood there proudly, and then he looked calmly at Bai Nan Xiang who was ready to attack at any moment. “Since you think like this, then you can go ahead and make a move against me right now.” Duan Ling Tian revealed a brilliant and confident smile as he spoke, whereas it was exactly this smile that caused Bai Nan Xiang to slightly hesitate once more.
Actually, Bai Nan Xiang was still probing Duan Ling Tian even now as he wanted to confirm if that thing was really in Duan Ling Tian’s possession at this moment.
If that thing was really not in Duan Ling Tian’s possession, then it was very likely that he’d forever be unable to obtain that thing once he killed Duan Ling Tian, and this wasn’t something he wanted to see happen.
Bai Nan Xiang’s current thoughts were something Duan Ling Tian was naturally clear of, and he was only stalling.
Now, even he wasn’t able to confirm if Bai Nan Xiang would take desperate measures and kill him.
A talisman appeared out of thin air in the hands that he kept behind his back, and it was precisely one of the three talismans his father, Duan Ru Feng, had left for him.
“Perhaps those three talismans that are stacked together will be able to save your life three times…” Duan Ling Tian still remembered the words his father left him within the Void Transmission Jade Slip.
According to what his father said, each talisman could save his life once.
As for the effect of the talisman, it was something that he had no knowledge of. He only knew that he had to use it against his enemy. “No matter what, I already don’t have a choice now… I hope the talisman dad left me is really effective.”
Presently, Duan Ling Tian was trying anything he could in a desperate situation, and he made this current choice entirely because he believed that deadbeat dad of his.
Of course, this was his only choice as well.
Who knew if this Void Transformation Stage expert of the Darkhan Dynasty’s Imperial Family wouldn’t turn angry out of embarrassment and directly attack and kill him? If he didn’t utilize the talisman before being killed by the middle aged man, then he would have really died too unjustly.
No matter what, he wasn’t willing to become an unlucky b*stard that had died unjustly.
“Father, don’t make me get killed!” Duan Ling Tian’s hand that clenched the talisman trembled slightly, and his forehead had already started to flow with cold sweat, cold sweat that appeared from his perturbed feelings.
Presently, Duan Ling Tian’s heart was filled with a perturbed feeling.
He knew clearly in his heart that his following actions was like actions of an ordinary person that couldn’t fly walking on a steel wire between precipices.
A single mistake would cause his doom!
This was the portrayal of his current situation.
Actually, the reason Duan Ling Tian was perturbed was mostly because of a portion of memory that the Rebirth Martial Emperor had left him with.
Within this memory of the Rebirth Martial Emperor, even though a formidable offensive Inscription was capable of kill another, it was limited to those martial artists that hadn’t comprehended Concept.
No matter how strong an Inscription was, it could only interfere with a martial artist that had comprehended Concept, and it couldn’t directly kill the martial artist.
This was an iron law of the art of Inscriptions in Cloud Continent.
Even if it was the Rebirth Martial Emperor during his prime, the strongest offensive Inscription he could inscribe with this powerful Martial Emperor Stage Spiritual Force couldn’t directly kill a Void Initiation Stage martial artist that had comprehended Concept, and it could only carry out a certain level of interference.
Inscriptions weren’t all powerful.
It was precisely because of this that Duan Ling Tian felt perturbed.
Even the Inscriptions inscribed by a Martial Emperor was unable to kill a martial artist at the Void Initiation Stage, was a strange talisman his father let behind capable of dealing with this Void Transformation Stage expert?
“Hmm?” Suddenly, the gaze of Bai Nan Xiang that was slightly hesitant lit up.
Because he noticed that Duan Ling Tian’s forehead was actually flowing with cold sweat at this moment, and he’d even noticed Duan Ling Tian’s hands that were trembling.
As far as he was concerned, this was a manifestation of Duan Ling Tian’s lack of confidence.
“I was almost deceived by you… Looks like the thing I want is in your possession!” Bai Nan Xiang started laughing as Origin Energy once again skyrocketed on his body, and then waves of light thunderclaps sounded out ceaselessly while accompanied by strands of dark violet bolts of lightning that flickered within his Origin Energy.
Bai Nan Xiang took a stride forward before he pressed down towards Duan Ling Tian like a mountain, giving Duan Ling Tian the feeling as if he was about to be completely suffocated.