Chapter 1092: A Set-up
Translator: EndlessFantasy Translation Editor: EndlessFantasy Translation
The Hidden Formation was an Inscription Formation that could hide other Inscription Formations. Only Inscription Masters with Spiritual Energy at the Martial Monarch Stage could inscribe and set up such a formation.
If Duan Ling Tian was not an Inscription Master, he would not be able to notice the Illusory Formation that was merged with the Hidden Formation.
Moreover, he was not just an average Inscription Master, he was an outstanding one.
Therefore, he realized what was happening with the help of his Spiritual Energy after Lu Zhi and the lecherous middle-aged man entered the Illusory Formation and encountered the Hidden Formation.
That was the reason why he managed to stop in time and did not enter the Illusory Formation.
“You’re an Inscription Master?” The old man’s eyes narrowed. He had a shocked expression on his face when heard Duan Ling Tian’s words.
Previously, he had made an effort to research the purple-clad young man standing before him.
He knew this purple-clad young man had to be strong when he found out that the young man killed a Lu Clan’s elder with an Eighth Level Void Transformation cultivation base.
He was stunned when he found out about this monstrous person with such powerful ability. Moreover, he was also a grade one alchemist.
And now, according to what the purple-clad young man said, he was an Inscription Master as well?
Furthermore, he was an Inscription Master who managed to figure out the Hidden Formation!
“What do you think?” Duan Ling Tian responded with a question.
At this moment, Lu Song who was standing next to the old man suddenly said, “Hmph! Duan Ling Tian, it doesn’t matter if you’re an Inscription Master or not. You’re destined to die today!” His deep voice was extremely cold when he spoke.
When Lu Song spoke, there was killing intent and vengeance in his eyes as he stared at Duan Ling Tian.
He could not wait to slash Duan Ling Tian with thousands of blades into 10,000 pieces!
“Lu Song.” Duan Ling Tian narrowed his eyes at Lu Song. “I’m curious… How did you all know that I’ll be coming this way? You even set up the Illusory Formation beforehand.”
“My observation skill is quite good… That fellow is definitely not in cahoots with both of you!” Duan Ling Tian looked at the old man next to Lu Song as he spoke.
The old man was the one who set up the Illusory Formation.
The Illusory Formation was merged with the Hidden Formation. It was extremely troublesome to set up and would take a few hours to complete.
The ‘fellow’ that Duan Ling Tian mentioned was naturally the lecherous man that brought him here.
First of all, Duan Ling Tian was certain the lecherous man was working for Lu Song. It would have been impossible for Duan Ling Tian not to notice if that was the case.
That was why he thought it was odd.
If the lecherous man was not Lu Song’s man, how did Lu Song and the old man next to him managed to get here before they did?
They arrived here earlier than they did. Duan Ling Tian could tell from the Illusory Formation that they set up.
“That idiot? Of course, he’s not one of us.” Lu Song glared at Duan Ling Tian with killing intent as he grinned. “He’s just a pawn that I used… Also, do you really think the herb you want is here?”
“Hmm?” Duan Ling Tian could not help but frown at Lu Song’s words. “What do you mean by that?” Duan Ling Tian figured something was not right.
“Elder Guan, why don’t you tell him… Tell him what happened before he dies. Be quick about it. Otherwise, it’ll be difficult to kill him when that Lu Zhi escapes from the formation,” Lu Song said to the old man next to him.
The way he looked at Duan Ling Tian was as though he was looking at a dead man. “Duan Ling Tian, you killed my brother… Today will be the day you die! I want you to die in despair and regret,” Lu Song said as the killing intent in his eyes intensified.
“Yes, Young Master,” the old man responded respectfully before he looked at Duan Ling Tian and said coldly, “How can you not understand this when you’re also an Inscription Master?”
“The thing that you want isn’t here at all!” The old man enunciated each word slowly. Each of the words was like a giant hammer smashing repeatedly on Duan Ling Tian’s chest. It caused the expression on his face to turn extremely unsightly.
Duan Ling Tian took a deep breath. He was initially confused, but his mind was clear now as he thought to himself, ‘There’s no Soul Stabilizing Grass here?’
All of a sudden, his eyes narrowed when he thought of something.
“Both of you… planned this since the beginning?” Duan Ling Tian asked as he looked at Lu Song and the old man. It was obvious he had figured it out.
“Seems like you’re not entirely dumb.” Lu Song grinned.
“The fellow didn’t see the Soul Stabilizing Grass nor did he encounter some demon at the peak of the Void who was guarding the Soul Stabilizing Grass… Everything he saw was an illusion from the Illusory Formation you set up, am I right?” Duan Ling Tian asked in his deep voice as he stared at the old man.
“That’s right!” The old man said expressionlessly, “If that bastard really did encounter a demon at the peak of the Void… do you really think he would be able to escape?” Naturally, the bastard the old man was referring to was the lecherous man that led Duan Ling Tian here.
“I knew it.” Duan Ling Tian turned somber. He could not help but laugh at himself.
He thought he was extremely lucky to able obtain the Soul Fixing Root that Tian Wu needed and subsequently received news about the Soul Stabilizing Grass.
So there was no Soul Stabilizing Grass after all!
The Soul Stabilizing Grass the lecherous man saw was just an illusion created by the Illusory Formation the old man next to Lu Song set up. This included the demon at the peak of the Void.
It was all just an illusion.
It was all part of Lu Song’s scheme.
Naturally, he knew what Lu Song’s objective was. He wanted to avenge Lu Huai.
Lu Huai was Lu Song’s blood brother.
Although Lu Song did not show any hints of wanting retribution when they first met, Duan Ling Tian knew it was the contrary due to his Spiritual Energy.
The deeper he hid the vengeance, the more terrifying it would be when it exploded.
What happened today undoubtedly proved this point.
“Initially, everything was going according to plan… But what caught us by surprise is that you didn’t enter the Illusory Formation,” the old man continued to say.
The old man and his Young Master planned to kill Duan Ling Tian once he entered the Illusory Formation.
However, they did not expect Duan Ling Tian to discover the Illusory Formation.
“It doesn’t matter whether he enters the Illusory Formation or not… It was not set up for him anyway. Now that Lu Zhi has entered the Illusory Formation that we set up for him, he won’t be coming out for now,” Lu Song said. His voice had turned even colder now.
His eyes gleamed with vengeance as he looked at Duan Ling Tian.
Lu Zhi was the Lu Clan’s Guardian Elder, and he was a Martial Monarch powerhouse.
Although the old man next to him was also a Martial Monarch powerhouse, he was not confident he could defeat Lu Zhi.
However, Lu Zhi could no longer protect Duan Ling Tian now that he had entered the Illusory Formation.
In his opinion, Duan Ling Tian was like a fish on his chopping board. He could do whatever he wanted to him.
“Duan Ling Tian… Do you regret killing my brother Lu Huai now?” Lu Song asked coldly as he looked at Duan Ling Tian.
He did not wait for Duan Ling Tian’s response as he continued to say, “It’s useless even if you regret it now! Today, I’ll put you through hell to avenge my brother who’s in heaven now!” Lu Song’s tone turned colder as he spoke.
“Regret?” Faced with Lu Song who had fallen into the sea of vengeance, Duan Ling Tian looked calm as he slowly said, “I’m so sorry… I might regret other things, but I don’t regret killing your brother Lu Huai… not even now.” Duan Ling Tian’s words were akin to giving a slap to Lu Song’s face.
“You’re asking for death!” Lu Song glared at Duan Ling Tian with rage. His voice was dripping with killing intent.
“What? Do you want to fight me?” Duan Ling Tian smiled. He looked amused when he saw Lu Song glaring coldly at him.
Lu Song’s face turned somber when he heard Duan Ling Tian’s words and said, “Of course, I’ll fight you… But not now!”
“Hmm?” Duan Ling Tian was stunned. He did not know what Lu Song meant by that.
Soon after, he figured out the meaning behind Lu Song’s words.
“Elder Guan, severe his Dantian. Don’t kill him! I want to torture him slowly so he’ll die in despair,” Lu Song said through clenched teeth as he looked at the old man next to him.
“Yes, Young Master,” the old man replied and glared at Duan Ling Tian. Origin Energy rumbled on his body. It was majestic as it created terrifying airwaves that made the wind whistle in the air.
At this moment, all the plants and flowers in the canyon were swaying violently from the wind.
Meanwhile, Heaven and Earth Energy rumbled above the old man’s head as the Heaven and Earth Phenomenon formed.
2,000 ancient horned dragons’ silhouettes appeared.
His Origin Energy alone was equivalent to 2,000 ancient horned dragons’ strength.
It was the indication of a First Level Martial Monarch Stage.
However, that was not the end.
The milky flame that was rising on the old man’s body changed its color suddenly. It turned red before it rose into the sky, casting a red glow on the lingering fog.
Another 2,000 ancient horned dragons’ silhouettes appeared in the air.
First Level Monarch Stage Fire Profundity!
There were green energy and bolts of lightning that looked like purple electric snakes entwined around the flame rising from the old man’s body.
Another 2,000 ancient horned dragons’ silhouettes appeared.
Ninth Advanced Level Thunder Concept!
Ninth Advanced Level Wind Concept!
“Duan Ling Tian, I bet you didn’t expect this. Elder Guan’s a powerful Martial Monarch… It’s easy for him to kill you!” Lu Song laughed maniacally, feeling pleased.
He looked at Duan Ling Tian. In his opinion, Duan Ling Tian must be feeling terrified and hopeless at this moment.
However, he stopped laughing when he saw how calm Duan Ling Tian was. His face turned pale. There was a hint of embarrassment and rage in his eyes.
“Elder Guan, do it!” Lu Song shouted in anger.
An explosion reverberated in the air as the scorching aura spread in all directions.