Chapter 820: Left Behind By A Martial Emperor
Translator: KurazyTolanzuraytor Editor: JayC
When he saw his personal disciple was ridiculed by others like this, Ning Can’s expression actually remained unchanged, and he seemed as if he’d utterly not heard these offensive words.
Of course, the reason he was able to be so composed was because he’d heard from Zi Shang long ago that Duan Ling Tian was capable of countering him.
Zi Shang naturally didn’t say that the Demonseal Tablet in Duan Ling Tian’s possession was capable of countering him, and he’d instead gave the same story he gave Feng Wei that day, and he said Duan Ling Tian was a Variant just like him and just happened to counter his innate ability.
No matter what, Zi Shang had admitted defeat, whereas Duan Ling Tian’s first battle had ended with a victory now.
Duan Ling Tian returned to the side of Feng Tian Wu and the others, and he looked at Sword 13 at the first possible moment and couldn’t refrain from asking via voice transmission. “Senior, who exactly are those three monks and that Pei An? Why did they come to the Skywolf Fort?”
Duan Ling Tian was extremely bewildered about this.
“They came to Skywolf Fort for all of you.” Sword 13’s voice transmission entered into Duan Ling Tian’s ears as he replied to Duan Ling Tian’s question.
“For the sake of us?” Duan Ling Tian had a puzzled expression and entirely didn’t know what Sword 13 meant.
Sword 13 continued. “There’s no reason to hide some things now… Do you know why the Skywolf Fort held this Martial Competition of the Ten Dynasties?”
“Why?” Duan Ling Tian shook his head as he naturally didn’t know.
Of course, even though he didn’t know, but he subconsciously felt that something was off.
Because in the history of the Darkhan Dynasty, a grand event like the Martial Competition of the Ten Dynasties had never occurred.
Moreover, it was a grand event that was held by a power of the Foreign Lands like the Skywolf Fort for the young geniuses of the ten Dynasties, so it was even more strange.
Duan Ling Tian naturally wouldn’t believe it if it was said that the Skywolf Fort wasn’t plotting anything.
After all, the Skywolf Fort had promised numerous rewards for the Martial Competition of the Ten Dynasties this time, and only in this way were they able to arouse the interest of the ten Dynasties to go after the competition like a flock of ducks.
Otherwise, the ten Dynasties would utterly not pay any attention to the Skywolf Fort.
At the beginning, Duan Ling Tian had thought as well that perhaps the Skywolf Fort wanted to recruit disciples through the Martial Competition of the Ten Dynasties.
But when he thought about it, he felt something was amiss.
Even if the Skywolf Fort wanted to recruit disciples, they seemed to have no reason to hold the Martial Competition of the Ten Dynasties, and they were entirely able to send people to head to the ten Dynasties to spread the news.
At that time, so long as it was a young genius that was comparatively outstanding in the ten Dynasties, the young genius would surely be interested.
In this way, the Skywolf Fort wouldn’t have to give any rewards to the ten Dynasties.
Even though the little bit of rewards the Skywolf Fort gave to the ten Dynasties couldn’t be considered to be much, but even a mosquito was a piece of meat, and everyone knew the principle of saving as much as possible.
Since the Skywolf Fort was willing to spare no effort in providing rewards that could be considered to be generous to the ten Dynasties, then they would surely not make a losing deal.
Of course, all of this was Duan Ling Tian’s own guess, and in next to no time, Duan Ling Tian found out that his guess wasn’t mistaken.
“The Skywolf Fort is holding the Martial Competition of the Ten Dynasties for the sake of selecting outstanding young martial artists from the ten Dynasties… These young martial artists will bring an extremely great benefit to the Skywolf Fort. As for exactly what benefit it is, it’s temporarily not convenient for me to tell you, but you’ll know soon enough,” said Sword 13 to Duan Ling Tian.
Duan Ling Tian came to a sudden understanding, and then he asked. “So in this way, Senior came here for the sake of taking a share from the Skywolf Fort and want to take away half of the outstanding young martial artists?”
“Exactly.” Sword 13 nodded, there was nothing for him to conceal now. “Even if it’s the Empyrean Temple’s Baldy Hui Ming or the Emotion Severing Sect’s Pei An, they’ve come here for the sake of these outstanding young martial artists.”
“Originally, I intended to join forces with the Skywolf Fort and make the Empyrean Temple withdraw after knowing the difficulty, yet who would have known that they’d actually get the help of the Emotion Severing Sect!” Sword 13 was slightly helpless as he finished speaking.
After Sword 13 said this, Duan Ling Tian was able to slightly put the sequence of events into order.
Because of some reason, the Skywolf Fort, Blade Sect, Empyrean Temple, and Emotion Severing Sect wanted to find a batch of outstanding young martial artists.
Moreover, the Skywolf Fort had held the Martial Competition of the Ten Dynasties for the sake of finding outstanding young martial artists, and it was because they would be able to more efficiently achieve their goal in this way.
“Senior, if I’m not wrong… The reason your sects want to look for outstanding young martial artists is probably because you want us to enter into a certain place and strive to obtain benefits for your sects? And those places ought to possess Inscription Formations that restrict martial artists above the age of 40 from entering. Am I right?” A flash of understanding arose in Duan Ling Tian’s mind as he vaguely guessed some things, and then he asked Sword 13 via voice transmission.
All of this was a guess he’d obtained from comprehending the requirements set by Skywolf Fort to participate in the Martial Competition of the Ten Dynasties.
He still remembered that when the Martial Competition of the Ten Dynasties began a few days ago, the first young genius that was measured to be 40 years old had been killed by Feng Wei in his rage.
Obviously, the Skywolf Fort really valued the ages of the young geniuses that participated in the martial competition.
“You… How did you know?” Sword 13 was shocked to the extreme when he heard Duan Ling Tian’s guess.
“I guessed it.” Duan Ling Tian smiled and continued. “Besides that, I’m also able to guess that the place your sects intend to send the outstanding young geniuses to…is probably a place left behind by a Martial Emperor Stage expert!”
Sword 13 was completely speechless.
He knew that Duan Ling Tian’s natural talent in the Martial Dao and comprehension ability was heaven defying, yet never had he imagined that Duan Ling Tian’s thoughts were so meticulous to the point he was able to connect so many things through some small clues.
The place their Blade Sect wanted to send the outstanding young martial artists to was precisely left behind by a Martial Emperor Stage expert.
Moreover, that place did indeed possess a restriction towards the age of those that entered.
If a martial artist at the age of 40 or above were to enter, the martial artist would be dead for sure!
When he saw Sword 13 was dumbstruck, Duan Ling Tian knew that his guess wasn’t wrong.
“A place left behind by a Martial Emperor Stage expert and that sort of Inscription Formation… There’s surely a great deal of good things in there! I truly never imagined that the purpose the Skywolf Fort held the Martial Competition of the Ten Dynasties was for the sake of this.” Duan Ling Tian sighed and was faintly excited in his heart at the same time.
Perhaps before he obtained the great treasure left behind by the Rebirth Martial Emperor, he would still be able to get a windfall, as that place would probably have a great deal of good things.
Otherwise, why would the powers of the Foreign Lands like the Skywolf Fort, Blade Sect, Empyrean Temple, and Emotion Severing Sect go after it like a flock of ducks?
After all, no one was stupid, and no one would do an arduous but fruitless thing.
At the same time, Duan Ling Tian’s gaze descended onto the central area of the sky above the combat arena as Zi Shang who’d taken the initiative to admit defeat when being challenged by him was standing there.
After Zi Shang entered the arena, his gaze descended towards Duan Ling Tian at the first possible moment.
More precisely speaking, it had descended onto Feng Tian Wu.
“Hmph!” Duan Ling Tian’s face sank when he saw this, and then cold lights flickered in his eyes. “Zi Shang actually really wants to go against Tian Wu.”
“I challenge the possessor of the number 7 token, Feng Tian Wu!” Zi Shang spoke out and directly challenged Feng Tian Wu.
Feng Tian Wu flew out to stand in confrontation with Zi Shang, and her beautiful face was covered in a calm expression.
Instantly, the scene was bustling.
“Zi Shang admitted defeat before Duan Ling Tian earlier, yet he actually wants to challenge Feng Tian Wu now… Could it be that he feels that Feng Tian Wu is inferior to Duan Ling Tian?”
“The strength Duan Ling Tian has revealed up until now seems to be far inferior to Feng Tian Wu, right?”
“Up until now, Duan Ling Tian has revealed a cultivation at the second level of the Void Interpretation Stage and a second level Intermediate Wind Concept, whereas not only has Feng Tian Wu revealed a second level Void Interpretation Stage cultivation, she has even revealed a fourth level Intermediate Fire Concept!”
“Zi Shang, Duan Ling Tian, and Feng Tian Wu are all members of the Darkhan Dynasty… Logically speaking, he should know whether Duan Ling Tian or Feng Tian Wu’s strength is stronger. Since he chose Feng Tian Wu, I presume he knows that Feng Tian Wu’s strength is inferior to Duan Ling Tian.”
“It’s probably like that.”
The representatives and young geniuses of the various Dynasties discussed animatedly, and the sky above the combat arena seemed to have become a bustling market.
“Second level of the Void Interpretation Stage? Fourth level Intermediate Fire Concept?” No matter if it was the three monks of Empyrean Temple or the Emotion Severing Sect’s Pei An and Zhang Yan, they looked at Feng Tian Wu with a shocked expression when they heard this.
This young woman looked to be a little over 20 at most.
Not only was she a second level Void Interpretation Stage martial artist, she has also comprehended fourth level Fire Concept?
“Vice Fort Master Ning, how old is this little girl?” Hui Ming looked at Ning Can and asked curiously.
“Hmph!” Ning Can grunted coldly. “25.”
25 years old?
Not only was Hui Ming, Hui Jing, and the young monk behind them shocked greatly, even Pei An and Zhang Yan were greatly shocked as well.
Of course, even though Pei An and Zhang Yan were shocked, yet they didn’t reveal it on their faces, and only a trace of astonishment flashed in their eyes.
Members of the Emotion Severing Sect had severed their emotions, and even if the whole world is turned upside down, their expression would still be composed as always.
The corners of Zi Shang’s mouth were suffused with a cold smile as he looked at Feng Tian Wu.
Originally, there was no enmity between him and Feng Tian Wu, yet because Feng Tian Wu was close to Duan Ling Tian, he’d taken Feng Tian Wu to be an enemy of his in his heart.
Now, his Master had ordered him to kill Feng Tian Wu, so he intended to make use of this opportunity and kill Feng Tian Wu.
“Execute your secret technique.” Feng Tian Wu stood in confrontation with Zi Shang as she spoke indifferently.
Feng Tian Wu’s words caused the surrounding spectators to be stunned in unison.
“Looks like Zi Shang has really concealed his strength.” Many people reacted to the meaning behind these words and sighed with emotion.
Right when numerous gazes descended onto Zi Shang, Zi Shang laughed coldly. “As you wish!”
Instantly, a small black dot appeared between Zi Shang’s brows, and it was revealed clearly before the eyes of everyone. Subsequently, the small black dot enlarged ceaselessly.
In the end, it transformed into a black colored flame brand.
“This is…” The scene before their eyes caused all the spectators to be stunned as they entirely didn’t know what had happened.
When the changed that occurred on Zi Shang entered into their eyes, it was too strange.
“Hmm?” The Sect Master of the Emotion Severing Sect, Pei An, who stood in the distant sky frowned lightly, and his heart was filled with bewilderment. “What’s going on? Why does he seem as if he’s a completely different person?”