Chapter 1014: The Enemies Meet Again
Translator: EndlessFantasy Translation Editor: EndlessFantasy Translation
“Hmm?” Tong Shan raised his eyebrows and turned around to look at the Five Element Sect’s senior officials. He seemed to be searching for the person who had spoken to him through Voice Transmission.
The Five Element Sect’s senior officials’ faces, including Tian Gu and Yu Fang, turned solemn when they saw Tong Shan glaring fiercely at them.
Only the Peak Master of Fire Peak, Cha Bai’s face was calm as his eyes gleamed coldly.
“Senior Tong Shan, Duan Ling Tian didn’t return to our Five Element Sect after leaving the Martial Emperor’s secret treasure… He must’ve returned to his hometown, the Darkhan Dynasty.” The person who cast the Voice Transmission on Tong Shan was Cha Bai.
At this moment, Cha Bai continued to use Voice Transmission to speak to Tong Shan. “Senior, if you need the direction to Darkhan Dynasty, you can go to Blade Sect in the southern zone of the northern desert to ask for its location.”
“I think… The Blade Sect will be able to provide you with a satisfactory answer,” Cha Bai revealed everything in a go.
Tong Shan looked at Cha Bai discreetly. “You’re good… I, Tong Shan, will owe you a favor when I kill Duan Ling Tian in the future.”
Cha Bai’s eyes lit up when he heard that.
A Martial Monarch powerhouse promised him a favor?
All of a sudden, his heart was filled with excitement and joy. His hatred toward Duan Ling Tian due to his direct disciple’s death seemed to have been forgotten at the moment.
If it was not for his concern that the Five Element Sect’s senior officials might discover what he had done, he would have cheered out loud in excitement.
“Thank you, senior.” Cha Bai thanked Tong Shan through Voice Transmission.
Cha Bai inhaled deeply while he tried to maintain the calm on his face.
Tong Shan coldly glanced at the Five Element Sect’s senior officials again before he left with the other three people in tow. They then vanished before the Five Element Sect’s senior officials’ eyes.
‘Whoosh! Whoosh! Whoosh!’
The Element Sect’s senior officials who were tense felt relieved after they saw Tong Shan had left with his men.
“He’s a Martial Monarch powerhouse alright… The oppressive aura he subconsciously released was suffocating me,” Tian Gu exclaimed.
“That’s right… Martial Monarch powerhouses are too powerful.” Yu Fang agreed and subsequently mumbled with anticipation on her face, “I wonder if I’ll ever have the opportunity to break through to the Martial Monarch Stage while I’m still alive.”
“Our Five Element Sect will have two Martial Monarch powerhouses when the Sect Leader and Peak Master Qi Yu return! At that time, our Five Element Sect will be the fourth second-rate force in the northern desert.”
It was unknown who said that, but it caused the Five Element Sect’s senior officials’, excluding Cha Bai, eyes to brighten as anticipation filled their eyes.
‘Duan Ling Tian… You’ll definitely die this time!’ A cold gleam flashed through Cha Bai’s eyes.
Naturally, Duan Ling Tian was unaware of the incident at Five Element Sect.
He was also unaware that Tong Shang, under Cha Bai’s advice, had made his way to Blade Sect at the southern zone of the northern desert to ask for the location of Darkhan Dynasty.
In the meantime, Duan Ling Tian had just left the Seven Star Sword Sect and met up with a red silhouette above the sect.
“Big Brother Duan, did you manage to find him?” The red silhouette belonged to a red-clad lady whose body was graceful and face was extremely beautiful. Her smile seemed as though it was able to make grown men fall head over heels for her.
“Yes.” Duan Ling Tian nodded. He was still thinking about the Foreign Lands’ force that his two fiancees were currently in.
Snow peak! Volcano!
That was the only clue he had right now.
“Tian Wu, let’s go! Let’s look for Xiong Quan,” Duan Ling Tian said to the lady and took the lead to fly away once he regained his senses.
Feng Tian Wu elf-like figure trailed after him like his shadow.
Duan Ling Tian was moving like a bolt of lightning. However, he frowned just as he was about to increase his speed. He seemed to have noticed something when he was looking at the sky obscured by the clouds.
Soon after, Feng Tian Wu heard a quick sound of wind whistling that flew toward them. Its target was the Seven Star Sword Sect behind them.
The clouds before them spread out as a lightning-like silhouette appeared before Duan Ling Tian and Feng Tian Wu.
The lightning-like silhouette came to a halt when it arrived near Duan Ling Tian and Feng Tian Wu.
“Ahh!!” When the person looked at Duan Ling Tian, his blood-shot eyes gleamed. He then held his head with his hands as he shrieked in pain.
“How’s this possible?!” Duan Ling Tian did not move when the person stopped before them. Disbelief filled his face when he looked at the person whose body was shrouded with black fog.
He did not expect he would see this person here!
At this moment, Feng Tian Wu who followed Duan Ling Tian also came to halt. She happened to see the shock and disbelief on his face. She asked inquisitively, “Big Brother Duan, do you know him?”
However, Duan Ling Tian did not answer her. All he did was stare at the old man whose eyes were red, and his body was covered in black fog.
Duan Ling Tian lost control of his breathing as it quickened. The person before him had truly shocked him!
“Shouldn’t he be suffering in that Inscription Formation?”
“Didn’t I severe his Dantian?”
“And also his limbs… They should’ve been severed by me as well!” Questions flashed in Duan Ling Tian’s heart one after another.
The person who appeared before him was none other than Zhao Ming!
Zhao Ming was one of the two Seven Star Sword Sect’s Guardian Elders. Everybody used to address him as Elder Ming.
Previously, when Seven Star Sword Sect was declining, he betrayed the sect and joined the Azure Forest Tri-Sect. He then became the Azure Forest Tri-Sect’s Guardian Elder.
Later on, he attempted to kill Duan Ling Tian many times, but Duan Ling Tian tricked him into an Inscription Formation in the Darkstone Empire, and he was trapped inside ever since.
After the Dynasty Martial Competition ended, Duan Ling Tian’s ability had a significant boost and it surpassed Zhao Ming by many folds.
When he entered the Inscription Formation, he severed Zhao Ming’s Dantian and all of his limbs after killing the other Azure Forest Tri-Sect’s Guardian Elder.
At that time, when he left the Inscription Formation, he thought Zhao Ming would spend the rest of his life in fear and agony to the point where he would wish for death.
However, he did not think he would encounter Zhao Ming here today!
Furthermore, the current Zhao Ming seemed to be completely different from before. The current him exuded a dangerous vibe.
“Shouldn’t this Zhao Ming be a cripple? How’s it possible that he’s here? Also, he seems to have a powerful ability now.” Duan Ling Tian’s expression did not look too good as he extended his Spirit Energy out in an attempt to probe Zhao Ming’s cultivation base.
However, he soon realized when his Spiritual Energy got close to Zhao Ming’s body that was surrounded by black fog, it completely disappeared as though it had sunk into a bale of cotton. There was no way for him to probe Zhao Ming’s cultivation base at all.
“My current Spiritual Energy can even detect a Ninth Level Void Transformation martial artist’s cultivation base! I can’t believe my Spiritual Energy can’t detect Zhao Ming’s cultivation base.” Duan Ling Tian’s expression turned uglier.
At the same time, a bad premonition rose within him.
‘Maybe he’s not Zhao Ming? Maybe he’s just someone who looks identical to Zhao Ming?’ Soon after, a strange thought appeared in Duan Ling Tian’s mind.
However, the old man near him completely destroyed his theory as soon as the thought appeared.
The old man’s initially lifeless and bloodshot eyes instantly brightened. He stared at Duan Ling Tian with clenched teeth before he shouted, “Duan… Duan Ling Tian… I remember now! You’re Duan Ling Tian! You’re Duan Ling Tian!!”
“It’s really Zhao Ming!” Duan Ling Tian’s heart jolted when he saw the hatred and ferocity on his face. Duan Ling Tian’s face immediately turned grim.
“Hahaha… Duan Ling Tian, I finally found you! Apart from killing you today, I’m also going to destroy the Seven Star Sword Sect that you rebuilt!” Zhao Ming who had regained his senses laughed maniacally as he looked at Duan Ling Tian.
“Zhao Ming, I didn’t expect you’ll still be alive,” Duan Ling Tian said in his deep voice as his eyes coldly gleamed.
“Of course you’ll hope for me to be dead… Unfortunately, you didn’t manage to kill me! You didn’t kill me back then, but I’ll kill you today. Remember this while you’re on the road to death – Nip it in the bud!” Zhao Ming looked ferocious as he informed Duan Ling Tian.
“I managed to destroy you back then, I’ll definitely be able to kill you today!” Duan Ling Tian said coldly.
Duan Ling Tian had full confidence in his current ability.
Although he could not see through Zhao Ming’s cultivation base at the moment, he figured it could not have surpassed his.
After all, Zhao Ming was only a Void Initiation martial artist when Duan Ling Tian severed his Dantian and limbs.
It had been more than a year since Duan Ling Tian destroyed Zhao Ming.
In Duan Ling Tia’s opinion, it was impossible for Zhao Ming to surpass him no matter what Zhao Ming did or encountered given that it had only been over a year since that incident.
“Are you sure?” Zhao Ming began to laugh when he heard what Duan Ling Tian said. There was a hint of viciousness in his laughter. “Duan Ling Tian, I’ll take my time killing you today! I’ll do exactly as you did to me. I’ll give you a taste of despair.” As he laughed maniacally, the black fog surrounding Zhao Ming’s body roiled as it exuded a terrifying aura.
‘Bang! Bang! Bang! Bang! Bang!’
When black fog roiled around Zhao Ming’s body, the air current began to compress. The sound of air explosion was petrifying.
“Such powerful strength!” Duan Ling Tian’s expression changed. Feng Tian Wu, who stood next to him, had a slight change of expression on her beautiful face as well.
Meanwhile, the Heaven and Earth Energy rumbled in the sky above Zhao Ming’s head and eventually formed the Heaven and Earth Phenomenon.
Ancient horned dragons’ silhouettes appeared before Duan Ling Tian and Feng Tian Wu one after another. The number did not stop growing.
The number was still going up.
“Three thousand ancient horned dragons’ strength?” When Duan Ling Tian saw the three thousand ancient horned dragons’ silhouettes that appeared above Zhao Ming’s head, his expression changed completely.