Chapter 1094: Lu Zhi’s Speculation
Translator: EndlessFantasy Translation Editor: EndlessFantasy Translation
There was a hint of coldness in Lu Zhi’s eyes when he looked at the two corpses on the ground now after he took a deep breath and calmed his emotion.
“I’ve spoken to Lu Song before this, asking him to let go of the grudge he had… He promised me he won’t seek revenge from Elder Duan.” Lu Zhi paused as he spoke to this point before he continued to say, “I didn’t expect him to break his own promise and come up with such a scheme to lure Elder Duan here!”
An angry expression appeared on Lu Zhi’s face as he spoke. He was angry that Lu Song deceived him.
He did not doubt what Duan Ling Tian told him. There was no reason for Duan Ling Tian to lie to him.
The fact that Lu Song and the old man next to him were here explained many things.
“But where did they find a Martial Monarch Inscription Master to set up the Illusory Formation?” Lu Zhi frowned in confusion.
He was certain the Illusory Formation he was trapped in was the work of a Monarch Stage Inscription Master.
Naturally, Lu Zhi only asked that question because Duan Ling Tian did not tell him the Illusory Formation was set up by the old man next to Lu Song.
Therefore, Lu Zhi thought the old man was just a Peak Level Void Stage martial artist.
Duan Ling Tian arrived next to the old man’s corpse when Lu Zhi was lost in his thoughts.
All of a sudden, a sword formed from Origin Energy appeared when Duan Ling Tian lifted his arm. The sword dashed toward the old man’s corpse at the speed of light.
The sound of sword whistling in the air caught Lu Zhi’s attention.
Subsequently, Lu Zhi saw Duan Ling Tian stabbing the sword into the old man’s corpse and took out three fragments from his body.
Initially, Lu Zhi did not notice anything when he looked at the three fragments in Duan Ling Tian’s hand.
However, his eyes were soon firmly fixed on the fragments when he took another look. He was eyeing one of the three fragments in Duan Ling Tian’s hands.
There were scorching red flames around the fragment.
Lu Zhi was stunned. He only regained his senses after a while. He exclaimed in his deep voice, “Pro – Profundity Fragment?!”
At this moment, Duan Ling Tian put away the First Level Monarch Stage Fire Profundity and two Ninth Level Concept Fragments in his hand and smiled lightly.
It was great he obtained a Profundity Fragment.
A Profundity Fragment was comparable to a Martial Monarch powerhouse.
Although it was just a First Level Monarch Stage Profundity Fragment, if it was given to a martial artist at the Ninth Level Void Transformation cultivation base who had comprehended the Ninth Advanced Level Fire Concept, that person would be able to comprehend the Fire Profundity and become a Martial Monarch powerhouse!
“When did this Guan Li… break through to the Martial Monarch Stage?” Lu Zhi snapped back to reality when Duan Ling Tian put the three fragments away. He looked puzzled as he continued to stare at the old man’s corpse.
It was obvious Lu Zhi did not know the old man next to Lu Song was a Martial Monarch powerhouse.
At this moment, he could not help but exclaim inwardly, “How unfortunate… A Martial Monarch powerhouse’s dead just like that.”
In his opinion, if Guan Li was still alive, there was a high possibility that he would become the Lu Clan’s fourth Guardian Elder in the future. At that time, Lu Clan’s ability would elevate to the next level as a whole.
“That’s not right!” Lu Zhi suddenly narrowed his eyes as though he had recalled something important.
Since Guan Li was already a Martial Monarch powerhouse, the person who killed him was undoubtedly a Martial Monarch powerhouse as well. Furthermore, that person was definitely a Martial Monarch powerhouse that was stronger than Guan Li!
Otherwise, how did that person manage to kill Guan Li?
“Elder Duan… Who… Who was the one who killed Guan Li?” Lu Zhi asked Duan Ling Tian after he took a deep breath and looked at him.
“What do you think?” Duan Ling Tian replied calmly. It seemed like he knew Lu Zhi would ask this question.
Lu Zhi was stunned when he heard Duan Ling Tian’s response. He looked at Duan Ling Tian before moving his gaze to Feng Tian Wu who was standing next to him.
“It’s impossible this lady killed him… During the journey here, she depended on Elder Duan’s Origin Energy to fly in the air.” Lu Zhi then shifted his gaze back to Duan Ling Tian.
‘That means… it’s either Elder Duan or a powerhouse protecting Elder Duan in the dark,’ Lu Zhi speculated.
After comparing both, he thought the latter was more possible.
Apart from Duan Ling Tian’s young age, he thought it’s most likely the latter because Duan Ling Tian was an outstanding grade one alchemist.
It would be a little ridiculous if such a young grade one alchemist was also a Martial Monarch powerhouse.
Therefore, he did not believe Duan Ling Tian was a Martial Monarch powerhouse.
“Since there’s nothing Elder Duan needs here… We’ll return then.” There was fear in Lu Zhi’s eyes when he looked at Duan Ling Tian. He was even more polite when he spoke now.
He could tell that Guan Li was killed in one blow judging from the injuries on his body.
Although he did not know Guan Li’s cultivation base, it was impossible for him to kill Guan Li in just a blow even if Guan Li was only a First Level Monarch martial artist.
That was the reason why he thought the powerhouse secretly protecting Duan Ling Tian was more powerful than he was.
That was why there was such a drastic change in the way he treated Duan Ling Tian now.
“Hmm.” Duan Ling Tian did not reject Lu Zhi’s suggestion. He left together with Lu Zhi after he spoke to Feng Tian Wu.
They headed straight to the Lu Clan’s estate after leaving the place and arrived safe and sound after a day.
A loud thud came from the Lu Clan’s main hall. The sound came from the Clan Leader Lu Rui slamming the new chair he had been sitting on. There were pieces of wood all over the floor.
“Lu Song, how dare you!” Lu Rui shouted. There was rage in his voice.
It was obvious that he had found out about what Lu Song did.
Lu Rui took a deep breath and looked apologetically at the purple-clad young man before him. “Elder Duan, this is our Lu Clan’s fault… Please forgive us.”
The purple-clad young man was none other than Duan Ling Tian.
“Since Lu Song’s dead, let’s just forget about it,” Duan Ling Tian said calmly. He had no intention of dwelling in the past.
“Yes,” Lu Rui responded respectfully.
“Hmm?” The old man standing next to the purple-clad young man, Lu Zhi, suddenly frowned.
He thought he saw a glimpse of fear in the Clan Leader’s eyes when he looked at the young Elder Duan.
‘Does the Clan Leader knows about the powerhouse hiding behind Elder Duan? Even the Clan Leader’s afraid of that powerhouse?’ Lu Zhi speculated.
“Oh, right, Elder Duan… It just so happened that two people came on separate occasions on the day you left. They traded spirit fruits for Void Transformation martial artists with the grade one Life Recovery Pills that you refined.” Lu Rui changed the subject and talked about the task they had posted.
“Two people? Two spirit fruits?” Duan Ling Tian’s eyes lit up. He did not expect such a pleasant surprise the moment he came back.
‘I hope the two spirit fruits are ones I’ve not consumed before… If that’s the case, I can break through to the Ninth Level Void Transformation Stage within a short period of time!’ Duan Ling Tian’s heart was beating fast. His body even trembled a little from the excitement even though no one noticed it.
Duan Ling Tian quickly suppressed the excitement and asked curiously, “Clan Leader, how many grade one Life Recovery Pills did you trade for the spirit fruits?”
“One grade one Life Recovery Pill for one spirit fruit,” Lu Rui said honestly.
“Only one?” Duan Ling Tian was stunned when he heard that. “People are willing to trade their spirit fruit for only one grade one Life Recovery Pill?”
In his opinion, the value of a grade one Life Recovery Pill was incomparable to a spirit fruit suitable for Void Transformation martial artists.
“Of course, nobody would trade if it’s just an ordinary grade one Life Recovery Pill… But it’s definitely not a loss to trade for the grade one Life Recovery Pill with purity above 90% that Elder Duan refined,” Lu Rui said as he shook his head. “The value of the grade one Life Recovery Pill with purity above 90% isn’t limited to its medicinal efficacy… However, its medicinal efficacy is enough to make people fight for it!”
“The grade one Life Recovery Pill with purity above 90% has medicinal efficacy and healing effect that’s five folds greater compared to the usual grade one Life Recovery Pill with purity less than 70%.”
“During critical times, such grade one Life Recovery Pills could save lives!” Even Lu Rui himself became excited as he spoke.
Duan Ling Tian was stunned when he heard that.
At this moment, all he wanted to do was to return to his room to cultivate. After taking the two spirit fruits from Lu Rui, Duan Ling Tian headed back to his residence with Feng Tian Wu.
Duan Ling Tian passed the Red Phosphorus Fruit that seemed like it was shrouded in red flames to Feng Tian Wu and said, “Tian Wu, consume this Red Phosphorus Fruit for your cultivation.”
“You take it.” Although Feng Tian Wu hardly spoke, she was straightforward when she did.
“I’ve consumed this Red Phosphorus Fruit once, it’s useless for me to take it again… You can have it.” Duan Ling Tian told the truth when he realized Feng Tian Wu was unwilling to take it.
One of the two spirit fruits he obtained from Lu Rui was the Red Phosphorus Fruit that he had consumed before. That fruit was given to him by Lu Rui previously.
His current cultivation base was elevated due to the Red Phosphorus Fruit that he consumed.
Feng Tian Wu only accepted the Red Phosphorus Fruit after hearing what Duan Ling Tian said.
“Thank you,” Feng Tian Wu moved her beautiful lips and thanked Duan Ling Tian immediately.
“There’s no need for thanks between you and me.” Duan Ling Tian looked at Feng Tian Wu fondly before he bade her goodbye and returned to his room to cultivate.
Feng Tian Wu also returned to her room after Duan Ling Tian left.
However, what Duan Ling Tian did not know was the two grade one Life Recovery Pills with more than 90% purity created an uproar after they left the Lu Clan.