Chapter 1288: The Formidable Red-robed Old Man
Translator: EndlessFantasy Translation Editor: EndlessFantasy Translation
Heaven and Earth Wipeout!
The little dot of light was the result of the Heaven and Earth Wipeout, the most powerful sword skill on the Cloud Continent, the Han Bing’s Divine Sword Technique. As soon as the skill was performed, the small light would explode into a cloud of light dust in the sky and bluster all over the place.
Any living thing that came in contact with the light dust would have its existence wiped out from the world.
The little spotlight contained an extreme chill. As soon as it exploded, anything that it grazed would turn into an ice sculpture immediately.
Almost at the same time, the power of the explosion that came from the light would crush the ice sculptures completely.
As the spotlight was getting brighter and about to explode, a heavy clang reverberated. The loud echo hurt most of the spectators’ ears.
“That’s impossible!” Before most of them could respond, they heard Martial Emperor You Han scream. It drew their attention while making them snap back to their senses.
“Where did the light go?” At that moment, many of them noticed that the little spotlight that formed at the tip of Martial Emperor You Han’s giant sword had vanished.
It had disappeared without any trace. Nobody knew where it went.
Although the dot of light had disappeared, the energy charge from the giant sword that aimed at Yang Hui landed on him eventually and shot him out forcefully.
He braced the attack because he was unprepared following the impression that he was going to be killed.
Otherwise, he could have easily blocked that attack.
Yang Hui spat a big mouthful of blood out as expected after the attack. His face turned pale and his body was unstable.
It was clear that the injury he had suffered was significant.
He regained some color in his pale face after consuming a Healing Medicinal Pill.
A deafening explosion came from far away at that moment.
It was the little spotlight that had detonated faraway. As the epicenter, everything within the range of a hundred-meter radius turned into a white ocean.
However, the white ocean faded with the wind as if it had never appeared.
The Heaven and Earth Wipeout ended just like that, destroying no one.
At that moment, Duan Ling Tian activated his Interlinking Formation and recalled the arrow that deviated from the little spotlight.
Martial Emperor You Han finally trained her eyes on where Duan Ling Tian was located at the same time.
The black lightning bolt that even she could not capture earlier had originated from the same direction.
As Martial Emperor You Han was taking a careful look at the surroundings and nearly laid her eyes on Duan Ling Tian, her pupils shrunk all of a sudden as if she had just noticed something.
She looked up high above the sky in the next second.
Martial Emperor You Han seemed to have detected something at that very second. She asked loudly while staring solemnly, “Who’s that?!”
“Hmm?” Duan Ling Tian, who thought that Martial Emperor You Han had found out about what he had done earlier, was shocked to find out that she was craning above his head instead of noticing the Royal Grade Spirit Archery Set in his hand.
From what Martial Emperor You Han said, there seemed to be someone over there.
At that moment, Duan Ling Tian put the Royal Grade Spirit Archery Set in his hand away and looked above his head where everyone was focusing.
Someone was standing there.
It was an old man in a fiery-red robe. He stood there as if he blended with heaven and earth, so it was difficult even to notice him.
Nobody knew when he had appeared.
Everyone experienced goosebumps as nobody, including Duan Ling Tian, had noticed that he was there earlier.
If the old man was to kill them, there might not be any survivors, so they felt fortunate that they were still alive.
“Who exactly are you? Why are you interrupting us?” Martial Emperor You Han glared fiercely at the old man and asked in her deep voice.
Duan Ling Tian was shocked to hear what Martial Emperor You Han said. Even Li Fei and Ke’er were stunned.
Did Martial Emperor You Han think that it was the old man who had blocked the Heaven and Earth Wipeout sword skill that she had performed earlier?
In reality, it was Duan Ling Tian who had done so.
He knew that for a fact very well as he was the one who had done it.
Meanwhile, Li Fei and Ke’er had been by his side all this time. They witnessed everything from the beginning until the end, starting from Duan Ling Tian retrieving the Royal Grade Spirit Archery Set to him pulling the bow and shooting the arrow at lightning speed.
Martial Emperor You Han did not manage to see the Royal Grade Spirit Archery Set in Duan Ling Tian’s hand. Otherwise, she might not have misunderstood the situation.
Naturally, she would never believe it unless she witnessed it with her own eyes.
She had tested Duan Ling Tian’s ability earlier and knew that it was impossible for his insignificant ability to stop the Heaven and Earth Wipeout sword skill that she had aimed at Yang Hui.
However, what she was unaware of was that apart from the Royal Grade Spirit Weapon, Duan Ling Tian had cultivated a Saint Grade Martial Tactic.
When he attacked earlier, he had performed the Saint Grade Martial Tactic Colossal Aerolite Arrow.
Although he had just begun cultivating and was considered to only be at the preliminary stage, the power that he displayed was already beyond comparison to a heaven rank advanced martial skill at peak level.
Facing the ferocious Martial Emperor You Han who commanded in her deep voice, the old man in the red robes merely glanced at her and responded, “You, leave.”
He did not seem to care about her in the very least.
“Sir, it seems that you’re sticking your nose in our business.” Martial Emperor You Han glared at the red-robed old man while a cold gleam flashed in her eyes.
The old man ignored her this time.
“Alright… Okay… Since I’m nothing to you, I’d love to see if you have the ability to interrupt my business.” Martial Emperor You Han smiled despite her rage and dashed toward him at the same time.
She was so fast that she seemed to vanish in thin air before everyone.
As things were moving fast, most of them thought that they were being treated to an intense fight, so they were excited.
However, nobody expected what happened next.
A loud thud echoed and a majestic shockwave swept towards all directions. It was overwhelming, causing many of them who had a low cultivation base to stagger a few steps back.
Not only that, many trees nearby were uprooted one after another too.
However, nobody had the time to care about all that.
“What…” They stared blankly at Martial Emperor You Han who was shot out like an arrow leaving its bow, disbelief written all over their faces.
In just one blow, Martial Emperor You Han was shot out. Indeed, it was a messy defeat.
At that second, everyone shifted their attention to the old man.
He stood there with fiery-red flames crackling on his body.
Energy of various colors billowed around the fiery-red flame but they were insignificant.
“Who exactly are you?” Martial Emperor You Han spat a couple of mouthfuls of blood out. She looked at the old man again after consuming a Healing Medicinal Pill and regained color on her pale face, but there was evident fear in her eyes now.
The old man had attacked her before she could even react earlier.
During the attack, all she could feel was a gush of unstoppable energy coming at her. She flew out when the energy landed on her.
“I don’t want to repeat what I said,” spoke the old man again, his tone colder this time.
All of a sudden, Martial Emperor You Han had a drastic change of expression and dared not stay any longer.
Soon, she turned to Duan Ling Tian with reluctance in her eyes. She was so close to taking the Rebirth Martial Emperor’s third reincarnation with her.
It seemed like she had to look for another opportunity to do so some other time.
Before leaving, Martial Emperor You Han glanced at Li Fei and Ke’er casually. From the hostility in their eyes, she realized it was impossible for both of them to leave with her.
She did not mind that as the two ladies were just tools to her. To be accurate, they were tools to lead her to the Rebirth Martial Emperor’s third reincarnation.
Now that she had found the Rebirth Martial Emperor’s third reincarnation, they were worthless to her.
Quickly, Martial Emperor You Han disappeared in front of Duan Ling Tian and the rest. Everyone was relieved.
At that moment, they looked at the old man in unison.
“Thank you, Senior,” Yang Hui thanked the old man immediately. Just like Martial Emperor You Han who had just left, he did not realize that it was Duan Ling Tian who had engaged at the critical moment.
The other nine people from Ling Tian Peak including Zhou Di thought the same too.
The old man in the red robes responded to Yang Hui’s gratitude with a slight nod.
Subsequently, he left after taking a glance at Duan Ling Tian and the two ladies beside him, disappearing without a trace.
He appeared like a gust of wind and left the same.
Many of the Ling Xuan Peak disciples exclaimed, “Supreme!”
“That’s right. Only such a powerhouse deserves to be called a supreme.” They were still a little shaken by what happened earlier.
“He performed a Saint Grade Martial Tactic earlier!” Just when Duan Ling Tian was trying to figure the identity of the old man, Wang Ba’s voice came to his ears. His voice was filled with affirmation.
“Saint Grade Martial Tactic? Do you mean the senior earlier?” Duan Ling Tian was stunned.
“That’s right,” Wang Ba confirmed, “Although the Saint Grade Martial Tactic that he performed just now wasn’t as good as the one you’re cultivating, it has a significant impact too… His ability isn’t that much more powerful than Martial Emperor You Han’s. However, since he cultivated the Saint Grade Martial Tactic, he could’ve annihilated her in one blow!” Wang Ba proceeded to promote the Saint Grade Martial Tactic.
If Duan Ling Tian had been skeptical of the Saint Grade Martial Tactic in the past, his doubts were lifted now.
The Saint Grade Martial Tactic Colossal Aerolite Arrow that he cultivated had just revealed its power on a level that went beyond his imagination.
“Young Master, is it still painful?” Ke’er carefully looked at Duan Ling Tian with concern written all over her face.
Li Fei was even more straightforward and began to touch Duan Ling Tian’s body all over checking for injuries…
Behind the clouds high above the sky, the old man in the red robes was there. He did not leave, standing there while watching everything that was happening beneath.
“We’re leaving now… Are you really not going to see him?” The old man turned around and looked at a breath-taking lady who was also dressed in red.
Her looks were on par with Li Fei and Ke’er’s.