Chapter 1226: Sword Intent
Translator: EndlessFantasy Translation Editor: EndlessFantasy Translation
“YOU!” When the green-clad young man saw Duan Ling Tian appearing in front of him, horror dawned on him immediately.
Before he could make a move, Duan Ling Tian had already attacked. A thunderous attack landed on his body easily. It was as easy breaking twigs.
There was a loud explosion, and the green-clad young man turned into a blood mist that covered the entire sky. From the beginning until the end, he did not even have time to defend himself, let alone counter the attack.
A Ninth Level Martial Monarch who could mobilize the strength of four ancient black dragons and 3,000 ancient horned dragons without any Spirit Weapon had died just like that in Duan Ling Tian’s hands.
If he was slightly more vigilant, he would not have ended up like that.
Duan Ling Tian currently could only mobilize the strength of five ancient black dragons and 1,000 ancient horned dragons even if he unleashed his full strength.
As for that green-clad young man, if he had used his grade one Spirit Weapon, he could mobilize the strength of five ancient black dragons and 3,000 ancient horned dragons.
If he was prepared, Duan Ling Tian would not be his match!
One could say that he died undeservingly.
“Y-You actually dare to kill Senior Brother Lu?” When Duan Ling Tian killed the green-clad young man, the other four men immediately were lost in a daze. After they regained their senses, horror dawned on their faces as they stared at Duan Ling Tian as though they had just seen a ghost.
One of the men even threw out a ray from his hand.
“Communication Jade Slip!” Nangong Yi who had just regained his senses turned grave immediately.
The Communication Jade Slip’s speed increased as time went by and disappeared before everyone’s eyes in just a blink of an eye. Nobody had the confidence to chase after it.
Another loud explosion reverberated in the air. Duan Ling Tian made his move again and killed the middle-aged man who sent the Communication Jade Slip.
Horror immediately dawned on the remaining three men.
This purple-clad young man before them was like a murderous God!
He did not even bat an eye after killing to them successively.
“Y-You can’t kill us… W-We’re Ling Xuan Pe…” One of the middle-aged men hastily opened his mouth.
However, before he could finish his sentence, he was already killed by Nangong Chen. Even the other two men who were unprepared were killed by him as well.
Although Nangong Chen had killed three men in just a blink of an eye, the blue robe fluttering on his body was not stained with blood at all. With an aloof expression on his face, he hovered in the air like a statue and an unmoving mountain.
“You’ve made a breakthrough?” Duan Ling Tian was slightly surprised when he looked at Nangong Chen.
Although from the beginning until the end, Nangong Chen’s speed was so fast that the Heaven and Earth Energy did not even have time to solidify and gather into the Heaven and Earth Phenomenon, Duan Ling Tian who had been watching him intently could sense his cultivation base.
Seventh Level Martial Monarch Stage!
Although Duan Ling Tian’s Dantian had been crippled, and his cultivation base needed to be re-cultivated, his Spiritual Energy was still the same as before. It was still at the Fourth Level Martial Monarch Stage.
The Spiritual Energy of a Fourth Level Martial Monarch was enough to see through all cultivation levels below the Martial Emperor Stage. Due to this reason, he could easily see that Nangong Chen had made a breakthrough.
“Yes, three days ago.” Nangong Chen nodded.
He knew that even though he had made a breakthrough to the Seventh Level Martial Monarch Stage, it would have been difficult for him to kill the three men earlier in a direct battle.
He could kill them all in just one blow because the three of them were focused on Duan Ling Tian. Moreover, they feared Duan Ling Tian as well.
If that was not the case, he would not have the confidence to win against any one of them, let alone killing them.
“Nangong Chen, I originally thought that I’ll be able to catch up to you. I can’t believe I’m left behind again,” Nangong Yi said as he looked at Nangong Chen with a complicated expression on his face.
“Well, an elder brother always needs to be a role model,” Nangong Chen replied coolly.
Upon hearing his reply, Nangong Yi smiled wryly.
Could it be that he had to submit to his fate and acknowledge Nangong Chen as his elder brother?
“Oh, that’s right!” Suddenly, Nangong Yi changed the topic. “Earlier, one of the men said they’re Ling Xuan Peak’s something… Don’t tell me they are actually the Martial Emperor’s disciples or followers of Ling Xuan Peak,” he speculated.
“So what if they were the Martial Emperor’s disciples or followers? They were the ones looking for death! Nobody can blame us for that!” Nangong Chen replied coldly.
“Of course, I know this. But, the problem is… One of them actually sent out a Communication Jade Slip. I have a feeling someone will find out that we killed all of them soon,” Nangong Yi continued to say with dread.
“Among those people and the green-clad young man, I suppose only the green-clad young man was a Martial Emperor’s disciple… As for the other four, they must only the Martial Emperor’s followers. Do you think with their status, the Martial Emperor’s direct disciples or even Martial Emperor Ling Xuan will attack us?” Nangong Chen retorted as he casually glanced at Nangong Yi.
“Yeah, you have a point.” Nangong Yi nodded his head in agreement before he continued again, “However, all these are just our own speculation. We can’t be sure if they were really the Martial Emperor’s disciples or followers.”
Duan Ling Tian and the other two continued to head forward and went through the clouds and mist, entering the dusky world.
With their eyesight, they could see a dangerously steep peak situated behind the mist in no time at all. The peak towered in the clouds, like a sharp sword in the sky.
“I heard that Martial Emperor Ling Xuan is a powerful Sword Cultivator. Previously, he comprehended his Emperor Stage Sword Profundity here at this peak. Ever since then, like a carp leaping over the dragon’s gate, he made a success of himself in no time at all!” Nangong Yi muttered as he looked at the dangerously steep peak that rose up like a sword.
“In the end, after he made a breakthrough to the Martial Emperor Stage and became a Martial Emperor, he continues to stay at this peak to cultivate and made this peak his cultivation place. He even named this place Ling Xuan Peak,” Nangong Yi continued to mutter. In the end, a hint of admiration could be seen on his face.
Duan Ling Tian was not that interested in this. The reason he came to Ling Xuan Peak was so that Martial Emperor Ling Xuan could help check his past for him. As for everything else, he was not bothered at all.
“Stand there!” Just as Duan Ling Tian and the other two were approaching Ling Xuan Peak, they were stopped by a middle-aged man patrolling around Ling Xuan Peak. “I’m a Martial Emperor’s follower from Ling Xuan Peak. Who are you?”
“We’re here to join the Selection of the Martial Emperor’s disciples and followers that are going to be held six months later,” Nangong Yi stated their intentions clearly.
Upon hearing this, the middle-age man first looked at Nangong Yi. After he was done examining Nangong Yi, he looked at Duan Ling Tian and Nangong Chen before nodding his head finally. “Follow me, don’t wander around.”
Then, he proceeded to turn and fly toward Ling Xuan Peak.
Duan Ling Tian and the other two followed closely from behind.
Soon after, under the guidance of the Martial Emperor’s follower from Ling Xuan Peak, the three of them reached the mid-mountain of Ling Xuan Peak where a vast stone platform stood.
There were groups of three to five people who kept landing on the stone platform.
These people came here together with Ling Xuan Peak’s people as well. It was obvious that they were here to join the Selection of the Martial Emperor’s disciples and followers too.
The Martial Emperor’s follower who brought Duan Ling Tian and the other two over said, “Wait here for a minute. Somebody will come and ask you to show your cultivation base later… Your accommodation for the next six months will be arranged according to your cultivation base.”
After he finished, he immediately flew away without waiting for the three of them to reply.
Among the group of people who came here, a few people left as well.
Only the people who came to join the Selection of the Martial Emperor’s disciples and followers remained.
Time continued to pass by quietly.
Soon after, some more people were brought here again.
From the beginning until the end, Duan Ling Tian merely shut his eyes to attain mental composure as he patiently waited.
Naturally, that was not the only thing he was doing. He was also cultivating and comprehending the Sword Dao from the word ‘Sword’ as well.
“Boy, why does your mind has such a horrifying Sword Intent?” Wang Ba suddenly said. Hints of dread could be heard in his voice.
Actually, he had long noticed the Sword Intent in Duan Ling Tian’s mind, but he was not too bothered about it initially. However, as time went by, he realized the Sword Intent seemed to pose a great threat to him.
If Duan Ling Tian controlled this Sword Intent to shatter his soul, his soul would definitely turn into ashes!
“Sword Intent? Oh, you mean the Sword Concept?” Duan Ling Tian asked, puzzled.
“What Sword Concept? Sword Intent is Sword Intent! Don’t tell me you don’t even know the origin of the Sword Intent stored in your mind?” Wang Ba snapped.
“I really can’t remember at all… I only know that comprehending it will help raise my Sword Profundity,” Duan Ling Tian replied.
“Why? It’s really that powerful?” Duan Ling Tian asked again.
“It’s not only powerful okay?! Forget it, even if I explain to you now, you won’t understand… All in all, the Sword Intent in your mind must have been left behind by an awfully powerful Saint Stage powerhouse!” Hints of dread could be heard Wang Ba’s voice.
As a faint wind swept out, Duan Ling Tian seemed to have noticed something. It prompted him to open his eyes.
With just a glance, he saw three men descending from the sky. They appeared before everyone’s eyes and stood there as though they had merged with their surroundings.
Duan Ling Tian instantly extended his Spiritual Energy and probed one of the old men’s cultivation base.
Ninth Level Martial Monarch!
“Martial Emperor’s disciple?” Duan Ling Tian speculated
When he was about to probe the second old man, his Spiritual Energy suddenly trembled. He discovered when his Spiritual Energy approached the old man, the old man emitted a vast Spiritual Energy.
“Inscription Master!” Duan Ling Tian’s heart jolted.
This old man was an Inscription Master. Moreover, his Spiritual Energy was stronger than him as well.
It was a good thing he managed to retrieve his Spiritual Energy in time. Otherwise, he would have been discovered.
The old man who was an Inscription Master stood between two old men. With a slight frown, he glanced at the surroundings. He was only at ease when he saw that nothing was amiss.
This old man was the leader among the three old men. He announced to the group of people, including Duan Ling Tian, “Later, all of you will display your Origin Energy and mobilize the Heaven and Earth Energy to solidify and form the Heaven and Earth Phenomenon… None of you are allowed to use Profundities. Your cultivation base will affect the surroundings of your cultivation place in the next six months.”