Chapter 1055: Never Enter An Unprofitable Deal
Translator: EndlessFantasy Translation Editor: EndlessFantasy Translation
“Am I not welcome here?” Duan Ling Tian said with a grin. He disregarded the disheveled old man’s words and continued walking toward him and the entrance of the mansion within the estate.
His purple robe fluttered like purple flames with every step he took. He exuded a terrifying aura.
The disheveled old man’s face fell when he saw Duan Ling Tian had ignored his words. He picked up the wine gourd and poured a mouthful of alcohol into his mouth. However, he did not swallow it and just kept it in his mouth.
Suddenly, a Voice Transmission pierced through Duan Ling Tian’s ears and stunned him.
The disheveled old man took advantage of the moment Duan Ling Tian was stunned and made his move.
He opened his mouth and spat out the alcohol he had just poured into his mouth. The alcohol shot out of his mouth and seemed as though it had transformed into a swift and sharp arrow.
When it flew out, a flame raged and soared on the arrow as it headed straight for Duan Ling Tian. It turned into a fire arrow with a great momentum. It was as though it would not stop until Duan Ling Tian was killed.
The Heaven and Earth Spirit Energy stirred above his head and formed the Heaven and Earth Phenomenon. 1,800 ancient horned dragons’ silhouette materialized out of thin air and charged at Duan Ling Tian with their teeth and claws bared.
Seventh Level Void Transformation.
Seventh Level Advanced Fire Concept.
The former was equivalent to a thousand ancient horned dragons’ strength!
The latter was equivalent to eight hundred ancient horned dragons’ strength!
Naturally, the thousand ancient horned dragons’ strength was not the disheveled old man’s full strength. He had obviously held back.
After all, a Seventh Level Void Transformation martial artist like him would not have just comprehended one concept.
In his opinion, the strength he displayed should be sufficient to deal with the boy who thought too highly of his own abilities.
Nevertheless, the disheveled old man soon discovered how wrong he was.
“How’s that possible?!” The disheveled old man muttered to himself. A hint of amazement could be heard in his voice. He thought he saw the fire arrow pierce Duan Ling Tian.
He looked despondently at the scene before him in shock.
In the distance, he could see his attack had been immediately negated.
The 1,800 silhouettes of ancient horned dragons had also vanished.
Earlier, Duan Ling Tian did not seem like he was aware of the alcohol that turned into an arrow as he continued walking toward the disheveled old man.
He only made a move when the fire arrow was in close proximity and was about to pierce his chest.
He raised his arm with lightning quick speed and pointed a finger to counter the arrow that contained the strength of 1,800 ancient horned dragons. The condensed power shot out of his finger and destroyed the arrow formed from alcohol as easily as breaking a branch off a dead tree.
A loud explosion sounded as Duan Ling Tian negated the disheveled old man’s attack with just a finger.
From the beginning until the end, Duan Ling Tian moved as fast as lightning. Even the Heaven and Earth Energy was not fully mobilized, let alone the Heaven and Earth Phenomenon.
Duan Ling Tian struck so quickly that even the disheveled old man could not see it clearly.
That was why the disheveled old man felt amazed.
“Who the hell are you?!” The disheveled old man suddenly straightened his back and stepped forward. He looked at Duan Ling Tian solemnly. “Why are you looking for my master?”
“I’m a nameless person who wants to borrow something from him to read,” Duan Ling Tian said faintly.
When Duan Ling Tian stopped speaking, his feet moved, and he instantly transformed into a hurricane. He disappeared before the disheveled old man’s eyes like lightning, causing the disheveled old man’s face to change dramatically.
He hurriedly entered the mansion behind him to give chase to Duan Ling Tian.
In the spacious mansion within the estate, the front yard was filled with flowers and plants. There was a gazebo in the middle. A grey-clad old man stood there with his brows furrowed. He seemed to be deep in thought.
The grey-clad old man suddenly frowned and looked in the direction of the gazebo as though he had sensed something.
He did not know when, but a purple figure stood there.
The grey-clad old man was a little surprised when he saw the purple-clad youth.
The other party’s speed was so fast that he could only react when the other party was standing before him. This undoubtedly showed the other party’s hidden strength.
Additionally, the other party managed to break into his mansion. This meant he managed to evade his brother’s watch.
His old brother’s strength was not any weaker than his.
“Are you a demon?” The grey-clad old man asked.
The purple-clad youth who broke in was Duan Ling Tian. When he heard the old man’s question, he responded with a question of his own, “You think I look like a demon?”
When the grey-clad old man heard that, he stiffened. His gaze sharpened, and he asked with a hint surprise in his voice, “You’re not a demon?”
The purple-clad youth looked like he was around twenty-five years old. If he was a human and not a demon, his real age should not be more than thirty years old.
He was able to discern at least that much after living for so many years.
However, he still felt it was a little inconceivable for someone who was under the age of thirty to possess such strength.
Even the strongest person among the younger generation from a second-rate force in the northern district of the northern desert like Xu Qing from the North Nether Sect did not possess such strength at the age of thirty-seven.
That was part of the reason why he thought the other party was a demon.
Based on his strength and appearance, it was no surprise that people would think he was a demon.
“Whether I’m a demon or not is insignificant… The reason I came to you is to borrow something from you to peruse.”
Duan Ling Tian did not answer the grey-clad old man, Second Elder of the Zeng family’s question. He just bluntly stated his intention for coming here.
“Master!” The disheveled old man finally arrived. He stood in front of Zeng Wei as though he was willing to be his shield.
“I don’t know what you want to borrow.” Zeng Wei said with narrowed eyes. His expression was calm.
“I heard you obtained a map that covers the Ruo Shui River not too long ago… I came to borrow the map so I can study it. I’ll need twenty breaths at the most to study it. I’ll return it to you when I’m done,” Duan Ling Tian said bluntly. He did not beat around the bush.
Zeng Wei and the disheveled old man was stunned when they heard Duan Ling Tian’s words.
They did not expect Duan Ling Tian would come all the way here just to borrow and study a map.
“So you came for the map.” Zeng Wei regained his senses after a while. He smiled as he shook his head. “This is a small matter to me. It’s not even worth mentioning… Although it doesn’t matter if it’s a big or small matter, it means you’ll owe me a favor since you want to borrow and study my map.”
“If I borrow you the map and let you study it, how will you return the favor?” Zeng Wei said as he looked at Duan Ling Tian with a hint of interest in his eyes.
Naturally, his words did not reflect what he felt in his heart. He just wanted to see how the young powerhouse before him would response.
It was easy for him to borrow a map he had in possession for twenty breaths time. It was not a difficult matter.
However, he had to make things a little difficult since the other party had broken into his mansion.
“Favor?” Duan Ling Tian was not surprised when he heard his words. He seemed to be prepared for this. He calmly said, “I heard you have a high attainment in the art of Inscription… Let’s do it like this, you borrow me the map to study for twenty breaths time, and I’ll answer a difficult problem regarding the art of Inscription for you.”
Duan Ling Tian’ statement was said extremely casually.
Zeng Wei could not help but feel stunned when he heard his words.
“Heng! Are you qualified to discuss the art of Inscription with my master? My master’s attainment in the art of Inscription in the entire northern desert is only comparable to the two Inscription Masters from North Nether Sect and Anicca Sect.”
“You mentioning the art of Inscription before my master is like teaching a fish how to swim. It’s preposterous!”
The disheveled old man mocked him before Zeng Wei even had a chance to open his mouth.
“In the northern desert, there are only two Inscription masters comparable to him?” Duan Ling Tian smiled in disdain after he heard the disheveled old man’s words. ” You’re looking at the sky from the bottom of a well!”
Looking at the sky from the bottom of a well!
Duan Ling Tian’s words angered the disheveled old man. His face turned red as the Origin energy combined with fire Concept on him stirred. However, he did not make a move to strike him.
He did not dare to make a move.
He had experienced Duan Ling Tian’s strength, and it could easily defeat him.
In his opinion, only the First Elder who was at the Ninth Level Void Transformation and had comprehended the Ninth Level Void Transformation Concept was a match for him.
“You seem to be very confident about your attainment in the art of Inscription… In that case, please enlighten me.”
Zeng Wei was sincerely convinced of the purple-clad youth’s strength.
However, the purple-clad youth had stated and questioned his attainment in the art of Inscription. It made him a little angry and annoyed.
He had devoted his life to studying the art of Inscription, and he thought his attainment was high in this regard.
At the very least, he had never met anyone that could defeat him in the art of Inscription.
That was why he was very confident about his attainment in the art of Inscription.
However, someone had questioned his attainment in the art of Inscription today. He could hardly sit still.
“Enlighten you?” Duan Ling Tian shook his head after he heard Zeng Wei’s words.
“What’s wrong? You were boasting so loudly earlier. Now that my master allows you to enlighten him… you don’t dare?” The disheveled old man seized the opportunity to ridicule Duan Ling Tian.
Even Zeng Wei’s gaze when he looked at Duan Ling Tian contained a hint of disdain. It was apparent he shared the same thought with the disheveled old man.
“Did I say I don’t dare to do it?”
Duan Ling Tian glanced at the disheveled old man with a blank face before he turned and looked at Zeng Wei. He said calmly, “I’ll borrow and study the map for twenty breaths. In return, I’ll solve one difficult problem you’ve encountered in the art of Inscription.”
“As for enlightening you… that’s impossible! I don’t make unprofitable deals,” Duan Ling Tian said in one breath.
He had emphasized the word ‘deals’.