Chapter 1225: Ling Xuan Peak Hidden Behind The Mist
Translator: EndlessFantasy Translation Editor: EndlessFantasy Translation
“Zhou Yi, how dare you deceive your Master!” After looking at the layer of dust in the stone house, if Martial Emperor Shi Qi still did not understand what was going on, then all his years of living would have been in vain.
Zhou Yi, the direct disciple he doted on the most, had deceived him and escaped with the mysterious stone tablet.
“Looks like it’s a lie when he told me he was going into closed-door cultivation. He was actually planning to escape… It’s been a month, I hope I can still find him. If I manage to find him, I’ll show him the consequences of deceiving his own master!” Martial Emperor Shi Qi’s face was grave. He vanished from his spot as his eyes gleamed sharply.
After so many years, this was the first time he was leaving Lost Stone Forest. The reason was none other than to look for that ungrateful disciple of his.
He would not have expected this to happen in the past.
Martial Emperor Shi Qi left Lost Stone Forest in search of Zhou Yi. As for whether he would be able to find him or not, that would depend on his luck, ability, and if Zhou Yi had hidden well.
At the southern part of the Inner Land, near Ling Tian Peak.
Two fiery-red figures stood there.
A red-robed old man and a red-clad woman stood side by side. Hints of exhaustion could be seen on the woman’s extremely beautiful and delicate face.
“Tian Wu girl, we’ve searched the entire surrounding area, but we still can’t find that Big Brother Duan of yours… I guess he must have gone somewhere else,” the red-robed old man said.
“Then I’ll look for him somewhere else.” The woman had a determined expression on her face. It was as though she would not rest until she found her Big Brother Duan.
“Let’s hope we’ll find him in within the next two months.” The red-robed old man did not have any objections regarding this.
The red-robed old man was none other than Chi Huo, and the red-clad woman was Feng Tian Wu.
Feng Tian Wu had been searching for Duan Ling Tian for a month now. With Chi Huo’s help, she went to many places in the western and northern side of the Inner Land in this one month.
What Feng Tian Wu did not know was the person she was looking for was actually at a place close to the center of the Inner Land.
Whoosh! Whoosh! Whoosh!
Three figures soared up to the sky at the north of a city before vanishing in the horizon.
Three young men were flying in a straight line above the clouds and mist.
“Duan Ling Tian, you’ve actually re-cultivated to the Void Prying Stage in just a month?” A red-clad young man looked at a purple-clad young man with astonishment on his face.
“Void Prying Stage?” Duan Ling Tian smiled nonchalantly. He did not confirm nor deny the statement.
Void Prying Stage?
That was two weeks ago.
“When you entered the Void Prying Stage again, did you have to undergo the Six-Nine Heavenly Tribulation again?” The red-clad young man asked.
“Of course.” Duan Ling Tian nodded.
“You haven’t gone through that yet?” The red-clad young man asked again
“I have… Some time ago,” Duan Ling Tian replied.
The red-clad young man and a blue-clad young man were immediately stunned.
The red-clad and blue-clad young men were none other than Nangong Yi and Nangong Chen. They were traveling together with Duan Ling Tian to Ling Xuan Peak to join the Selection of the Martial Emperor’s disciples and followers held by Martial Emperor Ling Xuan.
Nangong Yi gasped. He finally asked, “Duan Ling Tian, you mean… You’ve already re-cultivated to the Void Prying Stage some time ago?”
“Yes.” Duan Ling Tian nodded.
“How long ago was that?” Nangong Chen finally opened his mouth.
“Two weeks ago, I think,” Duan Ling Tian answered.
The Nangong brothers exchanged glances immediately. They could see the shock in each other’s eyes.
‘Freak!’ The same thought appeared in both their minds at almost the same time.
“Breaking through from the First Level Core Formation Stage to the Void Prying Stage in just two weeks… Duan Ling Tian, you’re really a monster!” Nangong Yi mused.
Although Nangong Chen did not say anything, one could tell he agreed with Nangong Yi from the gleam in his eyes.
Nangong Yi took a deep breath to mentally prepare himself before he asked, “Duan Ling Tian, you’ve already broken through to the Void Prying Stage two weeks ago… Don’t tell me you’ve already entered the Void Initiation Stage or the Void Interpretation Stage now!”
This time, Duan Ling Tian only flashed him a mysterious smile and did not answer him.
Upon seeing this, Nangong Yi did not press the matter any further even though he was curious. He could tell Duan Ling Tian did not want to answer him.
“By the time we reach Ling Xuan Peak, we’ll be able to see many Martial Monarchs from all corners of the continent… If we want to successfully become the disciples and followers of Martial Emperor Ling Xuan, we can only use them as stepping stones to rise to a high position. Only then will we be able to display our talent!” Nangong Yi’s anticipation gradually turned into excitement as he spoke.
“Ling Xuan Peak,” Duan Ling Tian muttered to himself in a voice that was only audible to him as he narrowed his eyes, “It’ll be the best if I can regain my memory in a year. If I can’t, I hope Martial Emperor Ling Xuan has ways to let me regain my memory.”
Although he had lost most of his memory, the leftover memory seemed to be telling him that Martial Emperors were the loftiest and most supreme beings on Cloud Continent. There was almost nothing they could not do.
Naturally, this was only if they wanted to do it.
Time continued to pass by quietly.
Three days later, the Nangong brothers deliberately slowed their speed.
Duan Ling Tian slowed down as well.
“Duan Ling Tian, Ling Xuan Peak is just right in front,” Nangong Yi said to Duan Ling Tian as he pointed to the front.
The moment Duan Ling Tian heard this, he lifted his head and looked forward. It was extremely foggy, one could hardly see anything beyond it. “Ling Xuan Peak is hidden behind the mist?”
“Yes.” Nangong Yi nodded. “It’s said that Ling Xuan Peak is always hidden behind the mist all year round. Unless you already know where Ling Xuan Peak is, it’s hard to find its location. Usually, Ling Xuan Peak is heavily guarded, and there are many Martial Emperor’s followers patrolling around. It’s very difficult for outsiders to trespass… However, due to the recruitment of the Martial Emperor’s disciples and followers held by Ling Xuan Peak, they allow outsiders to come this time. Naturally, we still need to follow their rules and go to the place that they’ve arranged for us beforehand even though we’re allowed to go in,” Nangong Yi slowly explained.
Duan Ling Tian nodded his head.
Whoosh! Whoosh! Whoosh!
Just as Duan Ling Tian and the two others were approaching the dense mist, the sound of wind of whistling reverberated from their front-left side. The sound was getting closer and closer.
Soon after, the three of them saw five figures moving toward them. The incomers did not seem like they had good intentions.
“Don’t tell me they’re muggers?” Duan Ling Tian muttered. In his memory, there were many martial artists who would obstruct people’s way and mug them on Cloud Continent. They were usually known as muggers.
When the five of them came near, a young man who seemed like the leader of the group looked at Duan Ling Tian and the other two with bright eyes.
“Duan Ling Tian, seems like you’re right.” Nangong Yi smiled wryly.
He did not fear ordinary muggers. However, he could not help but fear the muggers around Ling Xuan Peak.
The news of the recruitment of Martial Emperor’s disciples and followers by Ling Xuan Peak had long spread out, and many people knew about this.
Since the five muggers dared to mug people like them who were passing by, it meant that they were powerful and confident of their strength.
Whoosh! Whoosh! Whoosh!
In the next instant, the five muggers with the young man at the lead arrived before Duan Ling Tian and the other two.
When they came to a halt, five gusts of wind blew toward Duan Ling Tian and the other two, causing their robes to flutter loudly in the air.
The young man leading the group glanced at Duan Ling Tian and the other two nonchalantly before he said at a speed that was neither fast nor slow, “Hand over your Spatial Rings, and you’ll live! You’ll die if you don’t hand them over!” The tone in his voice brooked no argument.
The young man looked just about thirty-five years old. Fully clad in green, he looked ordinary except for his bright eyes that made him look as though he was about to devour someone.
It was obvious the green-clad young man was the leader of this group of muggers.
Nangong Yi’s face was solemn as he asked in a deep voice, “If you want us to hand over our Spatial Rings, you need to at least show us your strength right? Otherwise, how will we know if you’re not just a sheep in a wolf’s skin?”
“Looks like all of you won’t yield until you’ve seen your coffins!” Upon hearing Nangong Yi’s words, the green-clad young man’s sharp eyes shone brightly. The Origin Energy on his body suddenly turned chaotic without warning before it transformed into a multi-colored energy.
To be precise, his Origin Energy was merged with many Profundities that such a phenomenon occurred.
The Heaven and Sky Energy whirred above the sky as the Heaven and Earth Phenomenon gradually solidified.
First, the silhouette of an ancient black dragon made its appearance, followed by 2,000 ancient horned dragons.
Upon seeing this, horror dawned on the Nangong brothers immediately. Nangong Yi even cried out in surprise, “N-Ninth Level Martial Monarch Stage!”
Just with his Origin Energy alone, he could mobilize the Heaven and Earth Energy and formed such a Heaven and Earth Phenomenon. This was the indicator of the Ninth Level Martial Monarch Stage!
There were not many muggers at the Ninth Level Martial Monarch Stage on the entire Cloud Continent, and yet, they had now appeared in front of their eyes.
For a moment, the two Nangong brothers felt they were really unlucky.
The Heaven and Earth Phenomenon did not stop there. As the Heaven and Earth Energy above continued to whirl, another three silhouettes of ancient black dragons appeared above the sky along with 1,000 silhouettes of ancient horned dragons.
Without any Spirit Weapon, he could unleash the strength of four ancient black dragons and 3,000 ancient horned dragons.
Among Ninth Level Martial Monarchs, such a presence could be considered as one of the powerful ones.
At the very least, wanting to become a Martial Emperor’s disciple with such strength was more than enough.
Naturally, that was in regards to ordinary Martial Emperor’s disciples.
Although such strength was considered good, it was still slightly lacking if one wanted to become the Martial Emperor’s direct disciple.
‘Without any Spirit Weapon, he could already unleash such strength… If he uses his Spirit Weapon, then…’ Before Nangong Yi could finish his thoughts, his eyes narrowed immediately.
This was because he saw the flash of an afterimage before his eyes. In the next second, a familiar silhouette appeared in front of the green-clad young man who was the leader of the muggers.
“Duan Ling Tian?” Nangong Yi was still in a daze.
The green-clad young man still had a complacent look on his face after he had unleashed his full strength and shown his Heaven and Earth Phenomenon when Duan Ling Tian flashed and appeared right before him.
The strength of the Fused and Sword Profundities exploded instantly!
Before the green-clad young man even realized what was happening, Duan Ling Tian had already appeared before him with strength equivalent to five ancient black dragons.