Chapter 824: Soul Skill? Innate Ability?
Translator: KurazyTolanzuraytor Editor: JayC
The possessor of the number 8 token, Ou Chen ascended the arena
Ou Chen was only able to choose two people, the possessor of the number 9 token, Ye Ling, and the possessor of the number 10 token, Zhang Shou Yong.
Not to mention Ye Ling had just fought a battle and was able to refuse his challenge with the reason of taking a rest, even if Ye Ling didn’t enter the arena in the last battle, he would temporarily not choose Ye Ling.
Presently, he had to preserve his strength and deal with the challenge of the other experts.
So, he started challenging from the weakest, as it was undoubtedly the best tactic.
“The possessor of the number 10 token!” Ou Chen’s gaze descended onto Zhang Shou Yong as he challenged him.
“I admit defeat.” Right when Ou Chen finished speaking, Zhang Shou Yong had already spoken out with his admission of defeat, and he didn’t hesitate in the slightest.
He’d witnessed Ou Chen’s strength earlier.
A cultivation at the third level of the Void Interpretation Stage and second level Void Interpretation Concept, and it surpassed his strength. So even if he agreed to the challenge, the outcome would be the same.
Subsequently, it was the turn of the possessor of the number 9 token, Ye Ling, to issue a challenge, and she could only challenge Zhang Shou Yong. Zhang Shou Yong admitted defeat.
“Number 10!” Meanwhile, the Vice Fort Master Ning Can looked at Zhang Shou Yong and asked directly. “Are you willing to be ranked at tenth place in the martial competition? If you are, then no one will challenge you again in the future, and you don’t have the waste time admitting defeat.”
“Yes.” Zhang Shou Yong nodded as he replied frankly.
“Alright.” Ning Can nodded, and then his gaze swept the surroundings to descend onto the other nine people including Duan Ling Tian. “Tenth place in the martial competition has been confirmed, now continue competing for the specific rankings of the top 9… Of course, the people amongst all of you that are ranked at the last can speak out if you’re willing to be ranked by the number token in your possession.”
Presently, the person at the last rank was Ye Ling.
But Ye Ling obviously didn’t intend to willingly take the rank of number 9. In her heart, she had the intention of replacing the possessor of the number 8 token, Ou Chen.
Besides that, she was unconvinced of Duan Ling Tian and Zi Shang.
After a round passed, Zhang Shou Yong was eliminated, and the other nine people continued.
As the possessor of the number one token, Duan Ling Tian was the first to enter the arena.
His figure was like a hurricane as it arrived in the central area of the sky above the combat arena in the blink of an eye.
“Number 9!” Duan Ling Tian’s gaze locked onto Ye Ling in the first possible moment.
Ye Ling wasn’t surprised that she was challenged by Duan Ling Tian.
Even though Zi Shang who was capable of executing a secret technique to increase his strength to the sixth level of the Void Interpretation Stage had admitted defeat before Duan Ling Tian, as far as she was concerned, Zi Shang only looked the part, but was useless. Otherwise, how could he have admitted defeat without a fight before Feng Tian Wu?
“Duan Ling Tian, you have to be careful… Otherwise, the most precious number 1 token in your possession is about to have a new owner.” Ye Ling reminded Duan Ling Tian.
“I’ll wait and see.” Duan Ling Tian smiled lightly.
“Hmph!” Seeming to have noticed that Duan Ling Tian took her lightly, Ye Ling’s face sank as her figure flashed out and took attacked first to seize the initiative, and the three foot long blade in her hand drifted in the sky as it pierced towards Duan Ling Tian.
Ye Ling utilized her full strength as soon as she attacked, and she didn’t hold back in the slightest!
Duan Ling Tian stood on the spot and seemed as if he was waiting for Ye Ling’s attack to descend onto him.
Hiss! Hiss! Hiss! Hiss! Hiss!
The surrounding crowd of spectators gasped successively when they saw Ye Ling’s attack came closer and closer to Duan Ling Tian, and they felt that Duan Ling Tian was being too careless.
Ye Ling’s sword approached Duan Ling Tian in the blink of an eye and was only a short distance away.
At the critical moment, a dim light flickered in the depths of Duan Ling Tian’s eyes.
Instantly, Duan Ling Tian’s vast Spiritual Force pierced into the soul brand in the depths of his soul, and he directly executed the soul skill that belonged solely to him.
In the blink of an eye, his Spiritual Force constructed an illusory space that appeared out of thin air and enveloped Ye Ling.
“Does Duan Ling Tian want to die?” When they saw Ye Ling’s sword had already arrived before Duan Ling Tian’s chest, and it only had to move a little bit ahead to penetrate through Duan Ling Tian, many people felt their scalps go numb.
“Hmm?” At this moment, even the three monks of Empyrean Temple were shocked by Duan Ling Tian’s actions.
Isn’t he courting death?
A trace of a bright light flashed past the eyes of Zhang Yan in the distant sky, and then he muttered to himself. “Could it be he wants to utilize that demonic technique of his?”
Duan Ling Tian knowing a demonic technique was something he’d heard Zi Shang mention more than once in the past.
It was even to the extent he’d witnessed it with his own two eyes!
“Demonic Technique?” Pei An’s face remained emotionless when he heard Zhang Yan’s mutter, yet the depths of his eyes contained slight astonishment.
“What’s Ye Ling doing?!” Someone shouted out in surprise, and it broke the silence at the scene.
When Ye Ling’s sword was about to pierce through Duan Ling Tian’s chest, it changed directions suddenly and pierced madly towards the sky at the side, causing everyone to be dumbstruck.
“Has Ye Ling gone mad?”
“She doesn’t dare kill Duan Ling Tian?”
“Wait… Something seems to be amiss.”
Right when many people were shocked and bewildered, they saw a scene that caused them to be dumbstruck.
After Ye Ling moved away her sword that pierced towards Duan Ling Tian, she actually turned around and attacked the sky once more, and it seemed as if her opponent wasn’t Duan Ling Tian but the sky.
Many people felt their scalps go numb when they saw this scene.
“Could it be that this Ye Ling has gone mad?” This was the thought in the hearts of most people.
Only a small amount of people withdrew their gazes from Ye Ling and looked at Duan Ling Tian with surprise and bewilderment.
These few people were naturally the two Vice Fort Masters of Skywolf Fort and the three monks of Empyrean Temple.
As for Sword 13 and Saber 5, they’d heard Su Li and Long Yun mention this ability of Duan Ling Tian’s on many occasions, so even though they felt shocked, they were mentally prepared.
“Demonic Technique?” After he finished listening to the description Zhang Yan provided him via voice transmission, Pei An still had an expressionless face, yet he rejected Zhang Yan’s judgment when he replied to Zhang Yan. “There’s no demonic technique in this world… I feel that this Duan Ling Tian’s ability is similar to a soul skill! Of course, if he isn’t an ordinary human and is a Variant instead, then this ability of his is extremely likely to be his Innate Ability!”
Zhang Yan’s expression remained unchanged, yet his eyes were filled with bewilderments. These two words were extremely unfamiliar to him.
“There’s a Spiritual Force fluctuation there!”
“Ye Ling hasn’t gone mad, but has been affected by Duan Ling Tian.”
Besides the group of people from Darkhan Dynasty that weren’t shocked by what had occurred to ye Ling, the members of the other nine Dynasties had shocked expressions, whereas the small amount of Inscription Masters at the Void Transformation Stage had even noticed a slight clue.
Even though they were able to mobilize their Spiritual Force to affect the Spiritual Force that enveloped Ye Ling, yet they didn’t dare do so.
What a joke!
This was the Skywolf Fort, and the Martial Competition of the Ten Dynasties was being held now. If they dared interfere, then when the Skywolf Fort was enraged, they would surely have no chance of survival.
Under the gazes of everyone present, Duan Ling Tian who’d never made a movement since the beginning and stood on the stood without moving like a mountain had finally moved.
His entire body seemed to have transformed into a gale that charged towards Ye Ling.
When facing his charge, Ye Ling seemed to be entirely unaware and still swung her sword to battle the air, and it seemed as if she’d really gone mad.
Duan Ling Tian easily moved around to arrive by Ye Ling’s side, and then his palm casually struck out to injure Ye Ling and blast her flying, causing her to temporarily lose the ability to battle.
Meanwhile, Duan Ling Tian’s Spiritual Force shook, and he shattered the illusory space formed by his soul skill, Thousand Illusions.
“AH!” Ye Ling’s countenance was ghastly pale as she spat out a mouthful of blood, and only after that did she return to her senses.
When she saw Duan Ling Tian that was calm and collected, her expression couldn’t help but go grim. “You… You…”
In next to no time, the voice transmission of the Darqing Dynasty’s representative entered into Ye Ling’s ears, and she found out what had happened earlier, causing her to be terrified to the point her face went pale.
When she looked at Duan Ling Tian once more, there was only terror within the depths of Ye Ling’s eyes.
It turned out that everything she experienced earlier was fake.
“An illusory space! It’s an illusory space!” Ye Ling quickly guessed what had happened, and her first thought was whether Duan Ling Tian had utilized an external source of strength like an Inscription or Inscription Formation.
But with a quick thought, she felt it was impossible.
An Inscription Formation required a fixed location to be established, whereas this was the Skywolf Fort, and even if Duan Ling Tian knew how to establish Inscription Formations, he wouldn’t dare act rashly.
Most importantly, she didn’t notice the aura or fluctuation of an Inscription Formation or Inscription.
It was precisely because of this that she confirmed something.
The illusory space she faced earlier was executed by Duan Ling Tian himself, and it was similar to the soul skill that was possessed by those special demon beasts of legend that possessed extraordinary natural talent.
“Now I believe that you possess the ability to obtain the number 1 token.” Ye Ling took a deep breath and smiled amiably to Duan Ling Tian as she took the initiative to cast a flirtatious gaze at Duan Ling Tian.
“Mmm.” But unfortunately, Duan Ling Tian only casually nodded at her before withdrawing.
This caused her to instantly feel exasperated.
To think that she, Ye Ling, the dignified number one expert in the Darqing Dynasty’s younger generation, someone that even the Darqing Dynasty’s Emperor wanted to take as a daughter in law, was completely disregarded by Duan Ling Tian.
But when her gaze unintentionally descended into the distance and saw Feng Tian Wu who was chatting with Duan Ling Tian, the rage on her face vanished.
She felt slightly ashamed of her inferiority before Feng Tian Wu.
“Perhaps only a woman like her is worthy of him.” Ye Ling laughed in self ridicule, and then returned to the group from the Darqing Dynasty.
After Duan Ling Tian left the arena, it was the turn of the possessor of the number 2 token, Feng Tian Wu.
After Feng Tian Wu ascended the arena, her gaze locked onto the possessor of the number 8 token, Ou Chen.
Ou Chen’s cultivation and Concept was similar to Ye Ling, but his ability surpassed Ye Ling slightly. Yet in the end, he still lost at Feng Tian Wu’s hands.
The possessor of the number 3 token, Qi Feng, ascended the arena.
The possessor of the number 4 token, Qin Kong, ascended the arena.
Not long after, it was once the turn of the possessor of the number 6 token, Su Li, to ascend the arena, and he challenged and defeated Ye Ling!
After Su Li, it was the possessor of the number 7 token, Zi Shang.
As soon as Zi Shang entered the arena, the surroundings bustled. “Do all of you think Zi Shang will challenge a person and take the initiative to admit defeat again?”
“Hahahaha…. It really is possible.”
“Secret technique? Sixth level of the Void Interpretation Stage? He’s just someone that looks the part but is useless!”
“Zi Shang is a huge joke!”