Chapter 1254: Martial Emperor Ling Xuan’s First Direct Disciple
Translator: EndlessFantasy Translation Editor: EndlessFantasy Translation
Despite facing the two incoming most powerful Martial Emperor’s direct disciples who were as fast as lightning, Duan Ling Tian still remained calm.
He only moved when the both of them were inches away from him as the gleam of the overwhelming blade and the shadow of the sword covered him.
More accurately, he did not actually move, but the blazing five-colored flames surged forward.
The five-colored flames billowed and caused the air to stir. Suddenly, a deafening air explosion burst, shaking many of the people.
As Song Ting and Zhong An’s attack almost landed on Duan Ling Tian, in that split second, the surging five-colored flames around him took on the shape of a sword.
In an instant, Duan Ling Tian seemed to have transformed into a huge five-colored sword and struck down at the both of them who were heading towards him as if he was separating heaven and earth.
Boom! Boom! Boom! Boom! Boom!
Wherever the huge sword passed, the air became turbulent and a burst of deafening loud bangs popped.
The rolling waves seemed to transform into a hurricane and swept in all directions.
Before anyone had the time to react, an earnest cry from a distance was heard. Many people glanced up in surprise as they wanted to see who it was.
At that very second ‒
They merely saw a figure appearing in front of Duan Ling Tian beside Song Ting and Zhong An. They heard an even more frightening noise before they could clearly see the figure.
A loud bang reverberated as if the sky was falling and the earth was being shattered.
From where the bang was heard, the rolling shockwave spread out in all directions, knocking the surrounding people down.
The group of Martial Emperor’s disciples was still doing fine. They merely took a dozen steps backward.
On the other hand, the Martial Emperor’s followers and people who came to participate in the selection were sent flying quite a distance away.
Those with a lower cultivation base even turned ashen and spat blood as they suffered quite severe injuries.
“Such powerful strength!”
“The two colliding forces created a shock wave… That kind of strength goes beyond the strength of a Martial Monarch!”
Many of the Martial Emperor’s disciples were shocked as they stared ahead.
They discovered that both Song Ting and Zhong An were also sent flying away. Their faces paled and the corners of their mouths were stained with blood.
Two people stood at the epicenter of the shock wave.
In addition to the purple-clad youth, there was another man in plain clothes. As they saw him standing there, it seemed as if he was one with the power to command heaven and earth.
He looked like one could not differentiate him in a crowd.
However, he looked a bit gray right then.
“Pu!” Finally, he could not suppress it anymore and spat out a mouthful of blood while taking two steps backward. He looked at the purple-clad youth in front of him with an alarmed expression. “You… Are you a Martial Emperor powerhouse?”
Without a doubt, the purple-clad youth was Duan Ling Tian.
Earlier, he had been prepared to kill both Song Ting and Zhong An, the Martial Emperor’s direct disciples of Ling Xuan Peak with a single strike.
In that split second, the middle-aged man in front of him appeared just in time and saved both of them.
“First Level Martial Emperor Stage… Are you Martial Emperor Ling Xuan?” Duan Ling Tian asked the middle-aged man in front of him calmly.
Obviously, he could tell what his opponent’s cultivation base was.
If the middle-aged man was Martial Emperor Ling Xuan, then he was really disappointed because he was completely different from the Martial Emperor Ling Xuan that Duan Ling Tian had imagined.
First Level Martial Emperor Stage!
Martial Emperor Ling Xuan!
After Duan Ling Tian finished his sentence, everyone’s attention was drawn to the man.
“He’s the Lord Martial Emperor?”
A group of Martial Emperor’s disciples and followers gawked at the middle-aged man with surprise as their eyes were laced with suspicion.
They were not very convinced.
Their Ling Xuan Peak Lord Martial Emperor lost to a person who came to participate in the selection of Martial Emperor’s disciples and followers! It was too ridiculous.
“Is he Martial Emperor Ling Xuan?”
As for the group of people who came to participate in the selection of Ling Xuan Peak Martial Emperor’s disciples and followers including Nangong Chen and Nangong Yi, all of them were stunned while they stared at the middle-aged man.
“I don’t think that’s possible.”
“If he is Martial Emperor Ling Xuan… Does that mean the purple-clad youth can beat Martial Emperor Ling Xuan in a battle?”
“Yes. The middle-aged man lost earlier after all.”
“As far as I know, shock waves can only be created when Martial Emperor powerhouses’ attacks collide with each other… Perhaps they are both real Martial Emperor powerhouses.”
“If the purple-clad youth is a Martial Emperor powerhouse,then what’s he doing here at the Ling Xuan Peak selection of the Martial Emperor’s disciples and followers?”
“Maybe he came to crash the party… Who knows?”
While they were discussing, puzzlement and confusion were apparent on their faces.
“Martial Emperor powerhouse?”
The Nangong Twins glanced at Duan Ling Tian and then saw the shock in each other’s eyes.
“Is he really a Lord Martial Emperor?” The group of Ling Xuan Peak Martial Emperor’s disciples and followers looked bitter. If the middle-aged man really was Martial Emperor Ling Xuan, then it would really be humiliating for Ling Xuan Peak.
Even though they were Martial Emperor’s disciples and followers of Ling Xuan Peak, they had never seen the Martial Emperor Ling Xuan, which was why they were not certain if the middle-aged man was the Martial Emperor Ling Xuan or not.
However, from the performance earlier, it was obvious that the middle-aged man had lost to the purple-clad youth. If he really were the Martial Emperor Ling Xuan, the incident today would be a laughing stock.
Everyone would say that Martial Emperor Ling Xuan of Ling Xuan Peak was not as talented as someone who participated in the Ling Xuan Peak selection of Martial Emperor’s disciples and followers.
“Is or isn’t he the Lord Martial Emperor… Among all of us here, I’m afraid only Senior Brother Song Ting and Senior Brother Zhong An would know,” said one of the Martial Emperor’s disciples. The rest of the Martial Emperor’s disciples and followers shifted their gaze to Song Ting and Zhong An, looking expectantly at them.
At that point, they finally recuperated from their grave injuries after consuming some healing pills.
Lingering fear was still apparent on their faces. When they looked up at the purple-clad youth in the distance, they were stunned.
“Martial Emperor powerhouse… He’s actually a Martial Emperor powerhouse!”
They never thought that the purple-clad youth who came to participate in Ling Xuan Peak’s selection of Martial Emperor’s disciples and followers was an actual Martial Emperor powerhouse.
A Martial Emperor powerhouse who came to participate in the Ling Xuan Peak selection of Martial Emperor’s disciples and followers?
They could not think of a reason for him to do so even after they racked their brains.
Soon, their eyes shifted away from the purple-clad youth and landed on the middle-aged man as they greeted respectfully, “First Senior Brother!”
First Senior Brother!
The group of Ling Xuan Peak Martial Emperor’s disciples and followers finally relaxed after they heard Song Ting and Zhong An’s address. “So, it turns out to be the Lord Martial Emperor’s first direct disciple, Senior Brother Zhou Di.”
“It’s my first time seeing Senior Brother Zhou Di!”
“Senior Brother Zhou Di is famous at Ling Xuan Peak to be as elusive as the Lord Martial Emperor… I never expected Senior Brother Zhou Di to be a Martial Emperor powerhouse!”
“According to the purple-clad youth, Senior Brother Zhou Di is a First Level Martial Emperor Stage.”
“However, we still don’t know the background of this purple-clad youth… Even Senior Brother Zhou Di, whose cultivation base is at First Level Martial Emperor Stage, lost to him.”
The group of Ling Xuan Peak Martial Emperor’s disciples and followers were discussing it as their gaze landed on Duan Ling Tian in unison, making him the center of attention again.
The Nangong Twins also turned to look at Duan Ling Tian after glancing at Zhou Di.
“It isn’t Martial Emperor Ling Xuan… However, Zhou Di would undoubtedly be the strongest person in Ling Xuan Peak after Martial Emperor Ling Xuan, yet he lost to Duan Ling Tian.”
“Did he really come to participate in the Ling Xuan Peak selection of Martial Emperor’s disciples and followers?”
“If he did… I’m afraid the strongest person in Ling Xuan Peak after the Martial Emperor Ling Xuan is now someone else.”
Many people were whispering among themselves, while some smarter ones glanced at the Nangong Twins.
Some of them more or less knew the Nangong Twins.
“Nangong Chen, you seem to know him.”
“Nangong Yi, I remember the first time that I saw you all, you were with him from then on… Did you all know that he was a Martial Emperor powerhouse?”
Many people were curiously asking the Nangong Twins.
The Nangong Twins felt speechless and shocked while they looked at each other.
“Did Duan Ling Tian have any reservations back then?”
“He couldn’t have obtained the strength equivalent to a Martial Emperor powerhouse within half a year, could he?” In both of their hearts, only their shock remained.
Both Duan Ling Tian and Zhou Di had reserved their strength after the shock wave spread, therefore there was no Heaven and Earth Phenomenon.
Therefore, the people could only speculate that their strength was equivalent to a Martial Emperor powerhouse’s through their conversation from the shock wave that had appeared earlier.
“He… He’s a Martial Emperor powerhouse?!” Qiao Zhong who stood at a distance finally recovered from the shock, and immediately he broke out in a cold sweat.
He did not expect the purple-clad youth who he had personally received six months ago would turn out to be a Martial Emperor powerhouse!
Thinking of his cold shoulder towards him, Qiao Zhong felt a chill run down his spine; he had been so close to death.
At that minute, Zhou Di said faintly, “Both of you, come here,” obviously calling out Song Ting and Zhong An.
The both of them did not dare to dawdle. They hurried to Zhou Di’s side with their heads down and greeted respectfully again, “First Senior Brother.”
Before Zhou Di, both of them were as gentle as a cat.
“Both of you, apologize!” Zhou Di ordered them while looking at Duan Ling Tian.
“Apologize?” Song Ting and Zhong An could not help but be stunned when they heard him.