Chapter 1053: A Pressing Matter
Translator: EndlessFantasy Translation Editor: EndlessFantasy Translation
Naturally, without a reason was only applicable to Duan Ling Tian.
Luo Fu had deliberated for a long time before he asked such a question.
All of it was built on the premise that he had intended to kill Duan Ling Tian.
Duan Ling Tian was supported by Miss Xue Nai who had a mysterious background. Unless he could kill Duan Ling Tian without leaving any traces behind, he did not dare to challenge Duan Ling Tian if he still wanted to live.
Today, he finally had the chance to kill Duan Ling Tian without leaving any proof behind.
Perhaps there were a lot of people at the restaurant who knew about the conflict between his nephew and Duan Ling Tian. However, none of them knew the other party was Duan Ling Tian.
He had also only learned that the person who destroyed his nephew’s cultivation was Duan Ling Tian after he caught up to him!
Barring any unforeseen circumstances, no one would know if he killed Duan Ling Tian now.
He asked such an abrupt question because he was worried he had missed something.
Some time ago, the North Nether Sect’s Martial Monarch powerhouse, Feng Tong, came to Skywolf Fort and asked all five Vice Fort Masters including him about Duan Ling Tian’s origin.
Throughout the entire process, he could feel the cold killing intent from Feng Tong’s eyes.
The killing intent was so strong. It was as though he wanted to shred Duan Ling Tian into pieces, grind his bones and scatter the powder.
“Unless… Back when they were in the Martial Emperor’s secret treasure, Duan Ling Tian did not only kill the disciples from Izumo Sect, he also killed the North Nether Sect’s disciples?”
“And now, people from the North Nether Sect are seeking revenge?” This was his first thought. The more he thought about it, the more certain he became.
In his opinion, Duan Ling Tian would certainly die, providing the powerhouses from North Nether Sect managed to find him in Darkhan Dynasty, since the North Nether Sect’s Martial Monarch powerhouse had personally come to confront him.
However, Duan Ling Tian had survived. That was why he wanted to confirm a matter.
Did Duan Ling Tian meet the North Nether Sect’s Martial Monarch powerhouse, Feng Tong?
If they had met, then there was no doubt Duan Ling Tian had a powerhouse hiding behind him and protecting him. Otherwise, he would not survive an encounter with the North Nether Sect’s Martial Monarch powerhouse.
Duan Ling Tian could be considered lucky if he did not meet them.
He would also be able to kill Duan Ling Tian without leaving any traces behind to avenge his nephew.
He had to be careful on this matter.
It was very likely he would fall into a bottomless abyss if any accident occurred.
‘I hope it’s the latter,’ Luo Fu thought to himself and stared at Duan Ling Tian intently as he waited for Duan Ling Tian’s reply.
“Senior Feng Tong from North Nether Sect didn’t go looking for you?” Duan Ling Tian’s eyes narrowed, and his face darkened when he heard Luo Fu’s question. “Those two from the North Nether Sect learned the location of my hometown from the Skywolf Fort?”
Those two from North Nether Sect!
Luo Fu confirmed his suspicion when he heard Duan Ling Tian’s words.
Duan Ling Tian must have met the North Nether Sect’s Martial Monarch powerhouse. Otherwise, he would not have known there was another person who followed the North Nether Sect’s Martial Monarch powerhouse to Skywolf Fort.
If Duan Ling Tian did not meet the two individuals from North Nether Sect, how would he know there were two of them?
However, Duan Ling Tian’s cold voice made Luo Fu’s heart skipped a beat. He hurriedly added, “They had previously learned about your origin from Blade Sect. They only came to Skywolf Fort for further confirmation.”
Luo Fu used Blade Sect as an excuse.
He was really worried Duan Ling Tian would sic the hidden powerhouse, who was not even afraid of the North Nether Sect’s Martial Monarch powerhouse, on him. If that happened, he would definitely die!
“Heng!” Duan Ling Tian snorted coldly and stared at Luo Fu before he continued flying north.
Duan Ling Tian brought Xiong Quan and the ice coffin containing Feng Tian Wu with him.
Luo Fu broke out in cold sweat and heaved a sigh of relief when he saw the three silhouettes disappearing in the north direction. His face revealed the fear he felt in his heart. “Luckily, the hidden powerhouse did not strike again.”
Luo Fu moved and disappeared from where he was and headed toward the Ancient Desert City after he was done muttering to himself.
Shou! Shou! Shou!
Duan Ling Tian flew north at full speed. He only slowed down after half an hour.
Regarding his previous encounter, he had some lingering fear in his heart even though he was not completely afraid.
He was a little nervous because he knew Luo Fu was No.1 among the five Skywolf Fort’s Vice Fort Masters. His strength was far from what Duan Ling Tian could handle.
He would only be able to kill the other party if he risked using the Devilseal Tablet!
He did not mind using the Devilseal Tablet to protect Tian Wu even if it meant he would lose control of his emotion and potentially turn into a devil.
‘Tian Wu sacrificed her life for me… It’s not a big deal for me, Duan Ling Tian, to turn into a devil for her sake!’ Duan Ling Tian thought to himself.
‘She almost died for me, I could be a devil for her sake without any regret and complaint!’
Naturally, he would not use the Devilseal Tablet if he could avoid it.
When thought about how he was able to escape without using the Devilseal Tablet, he could not help but feel a lingering fear in his heart.
‘North Nether Sect’s Feng Tong… could be considered as having unknowingly saved me.’ Duan Ling Tian thought to himself.
If Feng Tong knew about Duan Ling Tian’s encounter in the netherworld, and how he had indirectly saved Duan Ling Tian, he would certainly vomit more than three liters of blood from anger.
Xiong Quan could not suppress his curiosity any longer. He stared at Duan Ling Tian as he asked, “Young Master, where are we going now?”
“We can’t go to the place we’re supposed to go yet… The pressing matter is to find a detailed map of Cloud Continent,” Duan Ling Tian said.
The largest map of Cloud Continent that he had seen so far only covered the northern desert and the area surrounding the northern desert.
If one was to compare that area with the entire Cloud Continent, it was a merely a corner that was not even worth mentioning.
Duan Ling Tian would not be able to determine the location of the great treasure the Rebirth Martial Emperor left behind from a map like that.
What he needed to do now was to find a more complete map. At that time, he would be able to determine the exact location of the great treasure the Rebirth Martial Emperor left behind and obtain the treasure.
Xiong Quan nodded even though he did not fully understand what Duan Ling Tian meant.
“Northern desert, if we can’t find what we want… then we can only continue heading north,” Duan Ling Tian said again.
Currently, he did not know which corner on Cloud Continent he was at.
However, he figured the general location of the central area of Cloud Continent should be at the north of the northern desert. The only thing he was uncertain about was if it was northeast or northwest.
Duan Ling Tian brought Xiong Quan along and towed the ice coffin north.
During the journey, Duan Ling Tian would stop and enter every city he encountered to find a map of the entire Cloud Continent.
On the other hand, Luo Fu, the strongest among the five Skywolf Fort’s Vice Fort Masters, reentered the Ancient Desert City and returned to that restaurant.
He did not say anything and left the restaurant along with his nephew and the two Skywolf Fort’s elders to return to the Skywolf Fort’s encampment.
“Uncle, how did it go? Did you kill him?” Luo Jin asked as he looked at Luo Fu expectantly.
Luo Fu sighed when he heard that.
Luo Jin’s face changed dramatically, and he quickly said, “Uncle, did you not catch up to him? He must have changed direction and escaped at the very last minute… That’s despicable!”
“I caught up to him,” Luo Fu said.
“Caught up?” At this moment, even the two other Skywolf Fort’s elders looked at Luo Fu with a confused expression. They wanted to know why Luo Fu sighed earlier.
Did Luo Fu kill that purple-clad young man or not?
“Yes, I caught up to him.” Luo Fu nodded before he immediately shook his head under Luo Jin and the two Skywolf Fort’s elders’ expectant gaze. “However, I did not kill him.”
Luo Jin’s face changed immediately, and discontentment showed in his eyes when he heard Luo Fu’s words.
The two Skywolf Fort’s elders frowned. They were faintly aware that things sounded somewhat suspicious.
As far as they knew, this Skywolf Fort’s Vice Fort Master was not a benevolent or soft-hearted person!
Besides, his nephew’s Dantian was destroyed.
He caught up to the assailant but did not kill him?
Something just did not sound right to them.
“Why?!” Luo Jin looked at Luo Fu disgruntledly as he said in anger, “Uncle, why didn’t you kill him? Why?!”
If someone else spoke to him in that tone, Luo Fu, the strongest among the five Skywolf Fort’s Vice Fort Masters, would have killed him.
However, that person was his only relative in this world. He was his sister’s son.
“Jin’er, it’s not that uncle didn’t kill him. It’s because uncle couldn’t kill him and also didn’t dare to kill him!” Luo Fu sighed and explained his doubts. At the same time, he revealed Duan Ling Tian’s identity to them.
“What?! He’s Duan Ling Tian?!” The two Skywolf Fort’s elders’ faces changed dramatically.
Duan Ling Tian. They were not a stranger to this name.
Previously, Duan Ling Tian won the first place in the Martial Competition of the Ten Dynasties that was organized by Skywolf Fort.
However, Duan Ling Tian did not stay at the Skywolf Fort.
Originally, the name Duan Ling Tian had been forgotten.
However, a message they received not too long ago had shocked them.
The twenty most outstanding youths from Skywolf Fort were all killed by Duan Ling Tian!
In the beginning, they thought it was just a rumor.
However, they did not see the twenty most outstanding youths from Skywolf Fort even after some time had passed. It was as though they had disappeared into thin air.
At that time, they began to doubt the accuracy of that so-called rumor.