Chapter 795: Colluding
Translator: KurazyTolanzuraytor Editor: JayC
After all, up until now, most of the young geniuses of the various Dynasties that were killed in the Illusory Purgatory were only at the Void Initiation Stage, whereas, Void Interpretation Stage martial artists couldn’t be counted on one’s hands and all of them were martial artists at the first level of the Void Interpretation Stage.
Yet now, a second level Void Interpretation Stage martial artist was killed, and it caused the representatives of the various Dynasties to feel slightly perturbed.
“Up until now, a total of 35 people have died… Another 9 people have to die before the remaining 50 people will be able to smoothly pass the first round of the selections and walk out from the Illusory Purgatory!” Many representatives muttered to themselves and felt deep anxiety.
Within the Illusory Purgatory.
When facing Duan Ling Tian and Zhang Shou Yong by himself, Kong Fang didn’t even dare have the thought of fleeing.
Unknowingly, the clothed behind his back had already been completely drenched by cold sweat.
“Big Brother Zhang, want me to do it for you?” Duan Ling Tian glanced indifferently at Kong Fang as he spoke to Zhang Shou Yong, and his words caused Kong Fang’s face to go ghastly pale.
“No!” Zhang Shou Yong shook his head as he dashed out to charged towards Kong Fang once again.
The gourd tore through the sky and descended with overwhelming might, causing Kong Fang’s face to darken as he hurriedly blocked with the seven foot long spear in his hand.
But unfortunately, because Xiao Feng had been killed and Duan Ling Tian who killed Xiao Feng was standing nearby, Kong Fang’s mind was in chaos, and he was utterly unable to exert his full strength.
After 15 minutes passed, Kong Fang was finally heavily injured under Zhang Shou Yong’s continuous attacks.
The wine gourd descended from the sky like a mountain that pressed down from the sky and smashed Kong Fang to death.
After Kong Fang died, Zhang Shou Yong took away Kong Fang’s Spatial Ring and grade three spirit spear before stomping onto Kong Fang’s badly battered head and utilized the repulsive force to flash to Duan Ling Tian’s side, whereas, Kong Fang’s corpse instead sped up as it flashed down and completely vanished from the Illusory Purgatory.
“Brother Ling Tian.” Zhang Shou Yong passed the Spatial Ring and grade three spirit spear to Duan Ling Tian, yet was refused by Duan Ling Tian. “Big Brother Zhang, what’re you doing? These are your spoils from the battle and have nothing to do with me.”
“If it wasn’t for you, I’d have been killed by them since long ago. So how could I possibly obtain these spoils from the battle? Take it.” Zhang Shou Yong spoke resolutely.
In the end, Duan Ling Tian took the grade three spirit spear only. “I can still return this grade three spirit spear to the cauldron and refine it once more to refine a spirit weapon with a higher quality… As for the Spatial Ring, you keep it, Big Brother Zhang.” After he finished speaking, Duan Ling Tian flashed forward.
Zhang Shou Yong kept away the Spatial Ring helplessly before following up to Duan Ling Tian.
“I wonder how many people have died up until now… But, based on the time, at least more than 30 people have already died.” Duan Ling Tian couldn’t help but guess on the way.
“I wonder where Su Li and Young Miss Tian Wu are,” said Zhang Shou Yong.
“So long as they don’t encounter those figures from the other Dynasties that are difficult to deal with, then they ought to be fine with their strength.” Even though he spoke like this, Duan Ling Tian was still slightly worried in his heard.
Su Li was fine as he possessed a cultivation at the second level of the Void Interpretation Stage, so he possessed the strength to protect himself.
Even though Feng Tian Wu possessed a Fire Spirit Body, and her natural talent and comprehension both far surpassed ordinary people, but she was still too young after all. Moreover, she was only at the first level of the Void Interpretation Stage, so there were many people that were capable of defeating and even killing her.
In the Illusory Purgatory, even if one died, one would have died for nothing. Because unless someone had witnessed the scene with their own two eyes, otherwise, no one would know who was the one that killed a certain person.
“If something really happens to Tian Wu, then once Uncle Feng goes mad, I’m afraid he’d kill everyone besides the few of us who have a good relationship with Tian Wu!” If something happened to Tian Wu, Duan Ling Tian believed that Feng Wu Dao would absolutely not stand idly by, and he would surely avenge Tian Wu like a madman.
Even though Feng Wu Dao always revealed a serious appearance before Feng Tian Wu, it was precisely because of this that Duan Ling Tian was able to deeply feel the fatherly love Feng Wu Dao had for Feng Tian Wu. It was a selfless fatherly love, a fatherly love that made him able to give everything for the sake of his daughter.
Feng Wu Dao would even be willing to give up his own life for the sake of Feng Tian Wu, and this was something Duan Ling Tian didn’t doubt in the slightest.
“Let’s go!” Duan Ling Tian’s figure flashed as he sped up to flash forward. He wanted to find Tian Wu as soon as possible, because he was worried something unexpected would happen if he was too late.
Zhang Shou Yong followed closely behind him.
An hour passed, yet Duan Ling Tian and Zhang Shou Yong hadn’t met a single young genius from the various Dynasties all along the way.
Two hours passed.
“Duan Ling Tian!” Right when Duan Ling Tian and Zhang Shou Yong were continuing forward, they suddenly heard a grim shout sound out from afar.
This voice wasn’t unfamiliar to Duan Ling Tian.
Duan Ling Tian stopped moving, and his fierce gaze directly flashed towards the source of the voice.
“It’s him?” Zhang Shou Yong stopped along with Duan Ling Tian before looking over, and when he saw the figure that was approaching gradually, his brows couldn’t help but raise because he’d recognized this person.
This person was similarly a young genius that had come from the Darkhan Dynasty to the Ancient Desert City to participate in the Martial Competition of the Ten Dynasties just like himself and Duan Ling Tian.
“Zi Shang!” But when he thought of this person’s unfathomable secret technique, Zhang Shou Yong’s pupils constricted gradually, and he had an expression of fear.
After a short moment, when he recalled that the Duan Ling Tian who could undo Zi Shang’s secret technique was just by his side, Zhang Shou Yong heaved a sigh of relief and returned to normal.
As for Duan Ling Tian, his eyes were suffused with pleasant surprise when he saw Zi Shang, and then they flickered with traces of cold lights.
If he were to say who was the person he wanted to kill the most after entering the Illusory Purgatory, then it would be Zi Shang without a doubt. “I was originally worried that I’d be unable to encounter Zi Shang… Yet never had I imagined that he would come looking for me himself, it’s truly an effortless search!”
But in next to no time, Duan Ling Tian noticed that Zi Shang was actually approaching directly towards him, and a brilliant smile clearly suffused Zi Shang’s face.
Duan Ling Tian saw the piercingly cold lights in Zi Shang’s eyes clearly, and this caused him to be unable to help but be slightly bewildered. “Zi Shang is actually not fleeing after seeing me… Logically speaking, he knows that the Devilseal Tablet in my possession is capable of suppressing the soul in his body that seems to belong to a Martial Emperor Stage expert, so he ought to not dare fight me head on.”
“Could it be that he obtained some sort of fortuitous encounter during this short one year of time?” Duan Ling Tian guessed in his heart.
“Duan Ling Tian, we ought to end everything between us, and this end will be done here.” Zi Shang spoke indifferently.
“Looks like you’re extremely confident of yourself… I wonder where you’re getting his confidence from.” Duan Ling Tian started laughing.
“I presume you’re extremely clear about where my confidence comes from… You, Duan Ling Tian, ought to be unable to utilize that illusory realm soul skill in this place, am I right?” Zi Shang sneered.
“Looks like that old fellow that’s concealed in your body isn’t a simple figure… He actually knows that I’m unable to utilize soul skills here.” Duan Ling Tian’s eyes slowly narrowed, yet he wasn’t so surprised.
If the owner of the strand of incomplete soul in Zi Shang’s body was really a Martial Emperor Stage expert in the past, then even if he wasn’t an Inscription Master, he would surely have a certain level of understanding towards Inscriptions.
Because even if it was a Martial Emperor Stage expert, once the expert entered a Soul Suppression Formation constructed by an Inscription Master that possessed a Spiritual Force that was stronger, the expert would similarly be unable to utilize any abilities via Spiritual Force.
“But, even if I can’t utilize soul skills here, do you think you’re a match for me? After all, I have something that can counter that old fellow, and he can’t help you,” said Duan Ling Tian.
He’d long since detected Zi Shang’s current cultivation, and it was only at the first level of the Void Interpretation Stage. If Zi Shang didn’t have the assistance of the incomplete soul that seemed to belong to a Martial Emperor Stage expert, it would be impossible for Zi Shang to defeat him.
Zhang Shou Yong stood at the side and was puzzled as he listened to the conversation between Duan Ling Tian and Zi Shang, and he was utterly unable to discern what exactly the two of them were saying.
Illusory realm soul skill? Old fellow? He knew nothing about it.
“Hmph!” Zi Shang grunted coldly. “Do you think I have to make a move myself to kill you?”
Zi Shang’s words caused Duan Ling Tian and Zhang Shou Yong to be unable to help but be stunned.
Right at this moment, a swift figure flashed out from behind a faraway precipice, and it arrived to stand by Zi Shang’s side in the blink of an eye.
“Zi Shang, I truly never imagined that you have someone that can counter you… No wonder you didn’t kill me earlier and gave me a favor instead. So it turns out that it’s for the sake of dealing with Duan Ling Tian.” The person that arrived spoke to Zi Shang as he looked at Duan Ling Tian.
“Lu Yong?” Duan Ling Tian’s face sank as he never imagined that Zi Shang would collude with Lu Yong.
If he were to say which young genius in the Illusory Purgatory he didn’t have any certainty in obtaining victory against, then Lu Yong would undoubtedly be one of them.
After all, he was unable to utilize his soul skill, Thousand Illusions, here.
Lu Yong, the Darming Dynasty’s Crown Prince was a martial artist at the third level of the Void Interpretation Stage. Even if he only comprehended first level Void Interpretation Stage concept, his strength would far surpass Duan Ling Tian after it was amplified by a spirit weapon!
Even though he had the high grade Heaven Rank offensive martial skill, Nine Dragon’s Radiant Flash, to rely on, but as a third level Void Interpretation Stage martial artist and the Crown Prince of the Darming Dynasty, Lu Yong, had surely cultivated a Heaven Rank martial skill.
Even if his Nine Dragon’s Radiant Flash was more formidable than the Heaven Rank martial skill cultivated by Lu Yong, but Lu Yong’s strength was far from something Duan Ling Tian was capable of shaking.
So he didn’t have the slightest certainty when going against Lu Yong.
“Lu Yong, don’t underestimate Duan Ling Tian… It’s only because we’re here. If it was in the outside, then perhaps you wouldn’t even have touched the corners of his sleeve before being killed by him,” said Zi Shang.
“I know. Our Darming Dynasty’s Zhao Wei Yi has already suffered a loss at his hands.” Lu Yong nodded as his eyes stared fixedly at Duan Ling Tian, and icy cold lights flickered within. “Duan Ling Tian, you caused trouble in my Darming Dynasty’s Capital a few months ago and humiliated the young geniuses of my Darming Dynasty before causing the death of the Zhao Clan’s Elder Kun… I’ll properly get even with you for this today!” As Lu Yong spoke, the Origin Energy on his body swept out and abruptly shot into the sky before enveloping his entire body within it, causing him to transform into a great ball of flames.