Chapter 1033: The Dungeon
Translator: EndlessFantasy Translation Editor: EndlessFantasy Translation
Nie Rong and Meng Ping looked at each other, and both of them could see the horror in each other’s eyes.
Only martial artist at the Void Interpretation Stage or above could vanish into thin air without them being able to catch their movements. Moreover, it seemed like he was not an ordinary Void Interpretation martial artist.
Although they had suspected Duan Ling Tian’s cultivation had broken through to the Void Interpretation Stage, they were still shocked when they witnessed it with their own eyes. Especially when they realized Duan Ling Tian was probably stronger than a First, Second or Third Level Void Interpretation martial artist.
“Little Tian he… is at the Fourth Level Void Interpretation or above?” Nie Rong asked his wife through Voice Transmission. He looked at her as though he was seeking confirmation from her.
“I think so. Otherwise, he wouldn’t be able to come and go without my knowledge! Apart from that, the cultivation base of the red-clad woman with a veil next to Little Tian should also be above the Fourth Level Void Interpretation.” Meng Ping nodded. There was a hint of nobility in her tone.
‘So, Little Tian’s return is premeditated? But why did he say he’s not confident?’ Nie Rong was puzzled.
‘Maybe… Little Tian knows the four powerhouses, and he knows they’re stronger,” Meng Ping said.
“What should we do now? If something happens to Little Tian, I won’t be able to live with it for the rest of my life.” Nie Rong’s face turned pale.
“There’s no way we can stop him now… I heard what Little Tian said before he left. It’s obvious he has a plan, and we can’t interfere with his plan.” There was a bitter smile on Meng Ping’s face.
“I hope he’ll be able to deal with the four powerhouses with unknown origins… Otherwise, it won’t be just our son who’s facing the impending doom.”
At the Crimson Sky Kingdom, in the Imperial Palace.
Two figure flew as fast as lightning into the Imperial Palace. Gusts of wind appeared in their wake and alerted the Imperial Palace guards.
However, the Imperial Palace guards only felt the wind, they could not see the two lightning fast figures at all.
The two fast-moving figures arrived deep inside the Imperial Palace in just a blink of an eye. One of them could not help but ask, “Big Brother Duan, do you know where they’re imprisoned?’ The woman’s voice was soft and pleasant. From the voice alone, one could tell it belonged to a rare beauty.
“I don’t… But I’m sure someone does…” The other person’s voice was light and magnetic as he responded to the question.
Soon after, the latter stopped moving. In the time he took to raise his hands, a few guards in front of a pavilion fell down. Only one of them remained rooted to the spot.
When the guard recovered from the surprise and saw the person who had stunned his companions, his eyes brightened. He asked excitedly, “You… You’re Commander Duan?”
“Yes?” The person who had stunned the guards earlier was none other than Duan Ling Tian who had sneaked into the Imperial Palace after he left the Divine Might Marquis Estate.
Duan Ling Tian was stunned when he realized the guard he deliberately left awake had recognized him. He asked curiously, “Do you know me?”
“Commander Duan, you may not know me, but I know you!” The guard said with an excited expression on his face, “I’m a few years older than you are, but I was a student at the Star General Department of Paladin Academy too. I saw you leading the Crimson Sky Kingdom’s troops and conquering the border city of Southern Champion Kingdom without a single casualty!”
“That battle is an epoch-making event in the history of Crimson Sky Kingdom… And I was lucky enough to witness it, Commander Duan.” The guard’s voice began to tremble in excitement as he spoke, “Duan… Commander Duan, I’ve regarded you as my idol ever since then!”
The corner of Duan Ling Tian’s mouth twitched. He did not expect a guard he had casually spared to recognize him and also regard him as an idol.
A fiery-red figure silently landed in front of Duan Ling Tian.
Feng Tian Wu had removed the veil on her face. Her beauty once again eclipsed everything in her surroundings.
However, that guard only glanced casually at Feng Tian Wu before he turned back to look at Duan Ling Tian again. He could barely contain his excitement and exhilaration.
“Do you know where the Divine Might Marquis and the others are held?” Duan Ling Tian’s face turned serious when he looked at the guard. “It’s okay if you don’t know or don’t want to say anything… I’ll just knock you out and ask someone else.”
“I know! I know!” The guard nodded like a chick pecking at grains as soon as he heard Duan Ling Tian’s words. It was as though he was afraid Duan Ling Tian would get impatient with waiting. “The Divine Might Marquis and His Majesty are held inside the dungeon of the Imperial Palace.
Duan Ling Tian could not help but frown when he heard the words.
He had been to the Imperial Palace of Crimson Sky Kingdom many times, but he had headed to see the Emperor at the Imperial Hall everytime he was here.
Therefore, he did not know where the dungeon was.
“Commander Duan, I’ll lead you there.” The guard seemed to notice Duan Ling Tian’s dilemma, and he quickly said, “I know where the dungeon is located.”
“You’re bringing me there? Aren’t you afraid of death?” Duan Ling Tian was stunned, he did not expect the guard to be so brave.
It should be noted the current Imperial Palace was no longer under the Emperor’s control. Instead, it was under the control of the powerhouses from one of the second-rated forces in the northern desert.
“Oh… Commander Duan, don’t make fun of me! Although our brothers in the Imperial Palace seem like they have surrendered on the surface, but they’re still loyal to the Emperor in their hearts.”
“The four powerhouses are just a group of lunatics if you disregard their strength… They said if you don’t show up by tomorrow, in addition to killing His Majesty, the Divine Might Marquis, and the others, they would slaughter us and the entire Crimson Sky Kingdom. They boasted about killing the whole kingdom… They really think they’re the judge of life and death!” Anger filled the guard’s face when he spoke.
Duan Ling Tian narrowed his eyes that contained a flash of coldness.
“If that’s the case, then you’ll take us there,” Duan Ling Tian said bluntly.
“Alright!” The guard hurriedly nodded as he led Duan Ling Tian and Feng Tian Wu and flew straight to the west side of the Imperial Palace.
The dilapidated palace in a remote area on the west side of the Imperial Palace was heavily guarded.
“That’s the dungeon! They’ve formed an encirclement, and there’s a floorboard at the center. Once you lift the floorboard, you’ll be able to see a stone staircase leading downward. The dungeon is down there,” the guard said to Duan Ling Tian and Feng Tian Wu as they hid at the side.
Duan Ling Tian nodded. He looked at the guards guarding the dungeon with killing intent written on his face.
In his opinion, these guards received a salary from the Imperial family but were not reliable at all during critical moments. They helped outsiders to imprison the Emperor who had provided them with food and drinks. They were really ungrateful.
This kind of people should be killed!
“Commander Duan, it has not been easy for everyone… If they didn’t do as they were told by the four lunatics, apart from them, even their families would not be able to escape death,” the guard said with a bitter smile.
The guard’s statement shocked Duan Ling Tian as his eyes gleamed coldly. “That’s how they threatened you?”
Duan Ling Tian was completely enraged at the moment.
He really wanted to know which of the three largest second-rate forces in the northern desert would do something like this that could incur the wrath of heaven and the resentment of men.
Duan Ling Tian knew the answer without even having to listen to the guard’s answer.
Duan Ling Tian moved and vanished on the spot. When he reappeared, he was already standing by the floorboard that led to the dungeon.
Boom! Boom! Boom! Boom! Boom!
At the same time, the sound of bodies landing one after another reverberated in the air. More than twenty guards guarding the dungeon were stunned and knocked out by Duan Ling Tian without exception.
“This…” When the guard witnessed the scene before his eyes, his eyes narrowed immediately.
From his perspective, the Commander Duan whom he admired the most had vanished before his eyes and reappeared by the entrance of the dungeon in just a blink of an eye. At the same time, more than twenty guards suddenly fell.
What does that mean?
“Among all the powerhouses I’ve seen in my life… Apart from Commander Duan, I’m afraid only that four lunatics have this kind of strength! Even Void Prying Stage martial artists couldn’t do that,” the guard muttered to himself.
Soon after, he narrowed his eyes again.
He discovered the red-clad woman next to him had vanished before she reappeared again next to the purple figure in the distance.
Following that, he saw the floorboard concealing the entrance to the dungeon being lifted. Both of them flew in at the same time and disappeared before his eyes again.
“That woman… has such terrifying strength!” The guard’s breath quickened.
Meanwhile, Duan Ling Tian and Feng Tian Wu had entered the dungeon.
There were several guards in the dungeon, but they were all knocked out by Duan Ling Tian and Feng Tian Wu’s attack.
The guards of Crimson Sky Kingdom’s Imperial Palace were nothing before them.
Shortly after, both of them arrived before a huge cell.
There were five people sitting in a cross-legged position in the cell.
Two middle-aged men and three youths were focused on cultivating. Their eyes were closed, and they were completely unaware of what was happening in their surroundings.
“Is this how they’re imprisoned?” Duan Ling Tian did not wake the five of them up for now. His eyes roved around the cell and soon landed on the dishes served to them nearby. He noticed the good wine and exquisite food they were served.
Even the cell they were imprisoned in was spotless and clean.
‘It seems like the guard’s right… These guards aren’t really serving those men,’ Duan Ling Tian thought to himself.
Soon after, Duan Ling Tian’s gaze fell on one of the figures. It was a fat man he was very familiar with.
That fat face and that figure looked the same as it always had.
“Those guys really went all out… Even Li Xuan who was situated far away in Aurora City was caught.” The corner of Duan Ling Tian’s mouth twitched.
In the meantime, Li Xuan’s fat face trembled before he opened his small eyes as though he had sensed something.
He was stunned as soon as he opened his eyes.