Chapter 827: Soul Skill Defeated
Translator: KurazyTolanzuraytor Editor: JayC
“You… How did you know?!” After Duan Ling Tian’s voice transmission entered into Qi Feng’s ears, it caused Qi Feng to be stunned, and then he replied via voice transmission with slight astonishment.
But he was filled with bewilderment in his heart.
Besides himself and the members of the Darqi Dynasty, only the Skywolf Fort’s Vice Fort Master Ning and Vice Fort Master Feng knew that he was an Inscription Master.
“Not only do I know that you’re an Inscription Master, I even know that Ning Can asked you to kill me! Moreover, he ought to have told you that since you’re a fourth level Void Interpretation Stage martial artist, then so long as you stretch out your Spiritual Force, you’re entirely capable of disregarding my ability… Right?” Duan Ling Tian continued speaking with an indifferent voice that didn’t contain any emotion.
Qi Feng was shocked.
Never had he imagined that Duan Ling Tian even knew this as well.
After all, even the other people of the Darqi Dynasty didn’t know, and only he and the two Vice Fort Masters of Skywolf Fort knew it.
“You guessed it?” Qi Feng took a deep breath and asked.
“Yes.” Duan Ling Tian didn’t deny it and nodded frankly.
Actually, when Ning Can had intentionally arrived his battle with Qi Feng to be put at the end, he vaguely realized that something was amiss.
Along with the passage of time, he realized a problem.
The problem was that even though the soul of the expert that seemed to be a Martial Emperor Stage expert in Zi Shang’s body was only a strand of a soul, it was surely capable of distinguishing the strength of his Spiritual Force when he executed his soul skill.
The strength of his Spiritual Force just happened to be at the fourth level of the Void Interpretation Stage.
Amongst human martial artists, besides existences at the fifth level of the Void Interpretation Stage being capable of disregarding his soul skill, Thousand Illusions, an Inscription Master at the fourth level of the Void Interpretation Stage was similarly capable of disregarding his soul skill.
“Looks like Zi Shang has really made every effort for the sake of killing me.” Duan Ling Tian took a deep breath as cold lights flickered within his eyes, and there was a frightful killing intent faintly contained within it.
He believed that even those Void Transformation Stage Inscription Masters present might not be able to detect the exact strength of the Spiritual Force he possessed.
Only the incomplete soul within Zi Shang’s body was capable of knowing the exact strength of his Spiritual Force.
So, there was surely Zi Shang pulling the strings behind all of this.
As for the purpose, it was obvious, it was undoubtedly because Zi Shang wanted to kill him!
“Since you guessed it, then why have you ascended the arena? Isn’t it enough if you admit defeat directly?” Qi Feng sighed via voice transmission, and his words seemed to contain slight pity.
“What? You pity me?” Duan Ling Tian ridiculed via voice transmission. “If I’m not wrong, so long as you kill me, you’ll surely be able to obtain extremely generous rewards, right?”
“Hmph!” Qi Feng grunted via voice transmission. “Rewards! You underestimate me, Qi Feng! I admit that after Vice Fort Master Ning and Vice Fort Master Feng found out that I was an Inscription Master and can counter you, they indeed promised generous rewards, and they asked me to kill you.”
“But I refused! I, Qi Feng, have a firm and unyielding character, how can I bend my back because of a few Concept Fragments? Even though I do indeed need those Concept Fragments, but there’s no enmity between the both of us, so I won’t go against my conscience and kill you!”
Needless to say, Qi Feng’s words caused Duan Ling Tian to be unable to help but be moved.
He was naturally able to discern if Qi Feng’s words were true or false.
“Then you….” Duan Ling Tian frowned and vaguely realized that he’d very likely accused Qi Feng wrongly.
“I’m a person, I have loved ones, and I have people I want to protect… After I refused that Ning Can and Feng Wei, they gave up persuading me and chose to be forceful! They said that if I don’t do as they say, then they’ll send people to the Darqi Dynasty and kill all the people related to me.” When Qi Feng spoke up to here, his tone was filled with rage and helplessness.
He was enraged by Qi Feng and Feng Wei’s overbearingness and his own uselessness.
But when he thought about all this loves ones and friends would very likely be killed because of a single choice of his, he could only helplessly compromise.
“So, do you understand now?” Qi Feng spoke bitterly via voice transmission.
Duan Ling Tian’s face was covered in a layer of ice since long ago. Never had he imagined that Ning Can and Feng Wei had actually used such despicable methods for the sake of killing him.
Using another’s family to threaten the person to kill him was something that was simply beyond despicable!
“Originally, I thought that I can only go against my conscience and kill you… But since you’ve already guessed it, I’m not afraid to tell you that in this way, I can be considered to have given myself an explanation.” Qi Feng spoke via voice transmission.
“Moreover, since you’ve actually guessed all this yet still dared come here… I presume you’ve thought of a method to deal with it, right? Or perhaps your Spiritual Force has increased once more,” said Qi Feng once more.
“You’re wrong.” Duan Ling Tian rejected Qi Feng’s guess via voice transmission.
“I’m wrong?” Qi Feng was stunned.
“Yes.” Duan Ling Tian replied, and then he said, “I’ve indeed guessed your motivation, yet my Spiritual Force hasn’t broken through… Besides that, I temporarily have no method to deal with it.”
“What?!” Qi Feng was shocked greatly, and then he said via voice transmission, “Then aren’t you coming to give your life away?”
Originally, when he was threatened by Ning Can and Feng Wei, and was forced to agree to their request. Qi Feng had already decided to help the wicked carry out their mission and kill Duan Ling Tian.
The reason he made this decision was only for the sake of the survival of his friends and family, and it wasn’t for the sake of the benefits promised by Ning Can and Feng Wei.
He was already prepared to shoulder the crime of going against his conscience for the rest of his life.
But who knew that Duan Ling Tian had actually pointed out what everything he wanted to do, and this caused the decision he made earlier to be shaken as he felt even more guilty in his heart.
“You can comprehend it like that.” Duan Ling Tian replied via voice transmission when he heard Qi Feng, and then said, “Alright… Make a move for the sake of your friends and family.”
Qi Feng was dumbstruck.
Has Duan Ling Tian gone mad?
He knows clearly that he’s going to give his life away, yet he still dares ascend the arena. Moreover, he speaks frankly as if he really isn’t afraid of death.
Qi Feng gulped down a mouthful of saliva as strands of cold sweat flowed out from his forehead, and he asked via voice transmission. “You… What exactly do you want to do?”
“Didn’t you say it already? I’m courting death.” Duan Ling Tian was slightly speechless. Didn’t I answer that already? This Qi Feng is really forgetful.
“Stop joking.” Qi Feng laughed bitterly as he replied.
“Do I look like I’m joking?” Duan Ling Tian frowned, and then urged. “Quickly make a move! If you continue refusing to attack, then be careful or Ning Can and Feng Wei might notice an inkling. At that time, not only you, but even your friends and family will be unable to bear the consequences.”
“That won’t do!” QI Feng refused and said via voice transmission, “It was fine if you didn’t know beforehand. But since you already know now, I’m unable to fight you no matter what… You should admit defeat! I’ll think of another way for my own problem.”
Meanwhile, Qi Feng was unable to pass the barrier in his heart that was against this.
“You’re a man, yet why are you so hesitant? How can you be sure that there isn’t a way to deal with this that’s beneficial to both of us? Quickly make a move!” Duan Ling Tian shouted out via voice transmission, it shocked Qi Feng to the point of returning to his senses, and it cleared the gloomy look on his face.
“You really want me to make a move? You really won’t admit defeat?” Qi Feng took a deep breath and asked with a low voice.
Meanwhile, he noticed the fierce gaze that Ning Can and Feng Wei shot over as well, and coupled with Duan Ling Tian’s urging, the Origin Energy on his body started to surge.
“Make a move.” Duan Ling Tian nodded, and it could be considered to be a reply to Qi Feng’s questions.
“Even though I don’t know what you want to do… But I still have to remind you that you must be careful! Once you feel that you aren’t my match, you should quickly admit defeat.” After Qi Feng finished speaking, his eyes abruptly became fierce and the gaze shot out from his eyes seemed to be able to penetrate everything.
“That’s how it should be.” Duan Ling Tian revealed a smile when he saw Qi Feng recover his prime state of battle, yet the depths of Duan Ling Tian’s eyes started to flicker with a dim light.
Instantly, Duan Ling Tian’s Spiritual Force pierced into the soul brand in the depths of his soul, and he directly executed his soul skill.
An illusory space was constructed and enveloped Qi Feng.
“Duan Ling Tian has made a move!”
“It’s that unfathomable ability again… Looks like Qi Feng is going to lose.”
“Qin Kong and Qi Feng’s strength are almost equal, yet Qin Kong was defeated under Duan Ling Tian’s unfathomable ability in a single move. Presumably, Qi Feng would face a similar outcome.”
The surrounding crowd of spectators seemed to have already seem the scene of Qi Feng being heavily injured and defeated by Duan Ling Tian.
As far as they were concerned, this battle was without the slightest bit of suspense.
“Hmph! Duan Ling Tian, let me see how you use an illusory realm soul skill executed by a fourth level Void Interpretation Stage Spiritual Force against a fourth level Void Interpretation Stage Inscription Master!” Zi Shang looked at Duan Ling Tian from afar as a wisp of a cold smile appeared on the corners of his mouth. “Even though you didn’t die at my hands… But I’m still extremely happy as there’ll be one less person that will go against me and is able to threaten me in this world.”
“Your Devilseal Tablet will very quickly become mine… The magnificent life of I, Zi Shang, has only just begun, whereas the life of you, Duan Ling Tian, will end today!” When he thought of this happy thing, Zi Shang’s face was covered in joy, and he seemed to have already seen the scene of Duan Ling Tian being killed by Qi Feng.
“Duan Ling Tian, you refused to become my disciple in front of everyone and caused me to lose face, and you have to pay the price for that.” Ning Can’s ghastly gaze stared fixedly at Duan Ling Tian’s figure as he muttered to himself.
A light bang sounded out. Qi Feng’s Spiritual Force had swept out to shatter Duan Ling Tian’s illusory space, and it completely crippled Duan Ling Tian’s soul skill.
If Qi Feng’s Spiritual Force was only at the third level of the Void Interpretation Stage, then it would be insufficient to shake the illusory space Duan Ling Tian constructed with his fourth level Void Interpretation Stage Spiritual Force.
Yet it just happened that Qi Feng’s Spiritual Force was at the fourth level of the Void Interpretation Stage, and it just happened to be able to counter Duan Ling Tian’s illusory space.
“This…” At this instant, the stretched out Spiritual Force of the representatives of the various Dynasties who were Inscription Master noticed an inkling.
“Duan Ling Tian’s unfathomable ability has been overcome!”
“I truly never imagined that Qi Feng is actually an Inscription Master… Not only that, after his Spiritual Force stretched out, it actually easily destroyed Duan Ling Tian’s unfathomable ability.”
“The scene before our eyes is truly unexpected!”