Chapter 1332: Uninvited Guest
Translator: EndlessFantasy Translation Editor: EndlessFantasy Translation
“Soul Hijacking is extremely dangerous… Even those Saint Stage powerhouses aren’t 100% confident they’ll succeed except for those at the very top.” Han Xue Nai snorted.
“Well, I don’t think those at the top among the Saint Stage powerhouses would need to carry out Soul Hijacking anyway,” Duan Ling Tian chimed in.
“That’s right! Soul Hijacking doesn’t appeal much to Saint Stage powerhouses.” Han Xue Nai nodded.
An ordinary person would only risk their lives to use Soul Hijacking when they were close to their death.
Since they were about to die anyway, they might as well put up a fight.
As for those at the top among the Saint Stage powerhouses, they had eternal lives so there was no need for them to use Soul Hijacking at all… Unless they were Devil Cultivators and had been sealed by the Devilseal Tablet and lost their bodies. Just like Wang Ba, the current Di Yong.
“Saint Stage powerhouses?”
Wang Yu did not understand the ‘Saint Stage powerhouses or something’ that Duan Ling Tian and Han Xue Nai spoke about. His face was filled with confusion.
“You can go ask your Master about things regarding Saint Stage powerhouses,” Han Xue Nai cast a glance at Wang Yu before saying nonchalantly, “However, other than this, I hope you won’t tell him about the incident that had taken place earlier… It would not benefit either of you if you do that.”
This issue was very serious since it was related to the five-clawed Devil Dragon.
Han Xue Nai knew this very well.
Although the five-clawed Devil Dragon was abandoned by the dragon clans, the fact that he did not die during his infancy meant that someone among the dragon clan’s lineal descendants had deliberately concealed his existence.
That dragon clan’s lineal descendant would have to have a high position too.
If it found out the five-clawed Devil Dragon had already died, and his body had been seized, one could easily imagine how furious it would be.
It was definitely an adult five-clawed divine dragon.
At the very least, it must be at the Saint Stage, and it could do a lot of damage if it was infuriated.
Soon after, Han Xue Nai shared her worries with Duan Ling Tian.
“This matter is indeed a little troublesome… We must think of a surefire plan to deal with this. It’s no joke when an adult five-clawed divine dragon is infuriated.” Duan Ling Tian ransacked his mind continuously, trying to find a solution for the matter.
He very quickly thought of an idea.
The moment he told Han Xue Nai, she agreed immediately. “This idea sounds good… With this, we won’t have to fear that we’ll infuriate the adult five-clawed divine dragon.”
Although the force behind Han Xue Nai was quite a powerful force in the Dao Martial Saint Land, they also would not dare to directly clash with the dragon clans.
Killing a five-clawed divine dragon was not difficult for the force behind Han Xue Nai, but the problem was killing a five-clawed divine dragon would also enrage the entire dragon clan!
The dragon clan’s protectiveness over their own kind was well-known among the Saint Stage powerhouses in the Dao Martial Saint Land.
Outside of the deep mountains that were covered with clouds and mist, three Overseas Saint Island’s people hovered in the air as they waited quietly.
The three Vice Island Masters of Half Moon Island were hovering at the side with their eyes closed as they tried to attain mental composure.
Suddenly, they opened their eyes as though they had noticed something.
With just a glance, they saw three figures gradually appearing from behind the clouds and mists of the deep mountains. As the figures emerged, the identities of these people became apparent right away.
“T-The two of them… H-How’s this possible?!” The three Vice Island Masters of Half Moon Island exchanged glances with each other. All of them could see the disbelief in each other’s eyes.
They did not find it strange that Han Xue Nai survived.
After all, the Island Master had said they could not do anything to this teenage girl.
However, the fact that the other two people had also made it out alive filled them with disbelief.
By right, these two people should have had their vital essence completely absorbed by the Island Master and become dried corpses.
Something was fishy here!
Taking a deep breath, the three of them moved in unison and flew toward the three people who had just come out.
The three people who came out were none other than Duan Ling Tian, Han Xue Nai, and Wang Yu… The moment they came out, they immediately saw the people from Hidden Fog Island coming forward to welcome them under the First Island Master of Hidden Fog Island, Tang Zhen’s lead.
“How’s it?” Tang Zhen’s eyes lit up, and his eyes were filled with anticipation when he looked at Han Xue Nai.
He had full confidence in Han Xue Nai.
That day, Han Xue Nai had killed the strongest person in the Coral Island Martial Competition with just a raise of her hand. Her strength was even stronger than Duan Ling Tian.
Ever since then, compared to Duan Ling Tian who had obtained first place in the Hidden Fog Martial Competition, he had higher expectations for Han Xue Nai.
Han Xue Nai shook her head.
Tang Zhen was shocked, and he turned to look at Duan Ling Tian and Wang Yu as well. Both of them were shaking their heads too.
“W-What’s going on? Don’t tell me… None of you were chosen by Lord Di Yong?” Tang Zhen asked with a disappointed look on his face.
“The conditions that Lord Di Yong set in choosing his direct disciple are just too strict… Just one round, and we were already disqualified.” Wang Yu smiled wryly.
At the same time, he returned to stand next to Martial Emperor Qing Xuan.
There was a hint of bitterness in the depth of his eyes… His few brothers from the same master, the brothers he had spent so many years together with, would remain in Half Moon Island forever.
Worse of all, although he knew the cause of their deaths, he could not say anything at all.
Otherwise, not only him, even his master, Martial Emperor Qing Xuan, would be pulled into this mess as well.
He could choose to ignore Duan Ling Tian’s words, but he had no choice other than to believe Han Xue Nai’s words.
Although Han Xue Nai did not tell him the real reason, he did not dare to take the risk at all.
“Brother Ling Tian, you and Miss Xue Nai are also disqualified?” Martial Emperor Yang Hui asked in disbelief.
Actually, it was not only him, even the group of people, including Martial Emperor Qing Xuan, had an expression of disbelief on their faces. “Even she was disqualified… Who else will be able to become the direct disciple of the Island Master of Half Moon Island?”
All of them had witnessed Han Xue Nai’s strength before.
Casting aside the incident of when she killed the First Island Master of Coral Island with external force, the fact that she was able to kill the strongest person in the Coral Island Martial Competition with just one blow was enough to show that her strength had definitely surpassed the more than 90 people who came from the three great Overseas Saint Islands.
“Looks like our Heaven Reef Island still has hope.” The First Island Master of Heaven Reef Island burst out laughing. “Among the 85 people who have still yet to come out, the strongest person must be the champion of our Heaven Reef Island Martial Competition.”
“That’s right. It looks like Lord Di Yong doesn’t only look at strength alone when he selects his direct disciple,” the Heaven Reef Island’s elder who came to join in the fun chimed in.
Upon hearing the laughter from the First Island Master of Heaven Reef Island, Duan Ling Tian glanced at him indifferently and thought to himself, ‘If he knows all thirty people from the Heaven Reef Island have already died… Would he still be able to laugh out loud like that?’
“What happened actually?” The three Vice Island Masters of Half Moon Island kept looking at Duan Ling Tian and Wang Yu. They really did not understand how these two managed to survive.
“Three Vice Island Masters.” At this moment, a voice entered their ears and caused them to shudder. All the same, they looked at the purple figure standing in the distance.
The owner of the Voice Transmission was none other than Duan Ling Tian.
“Lord Di Yong has already successfully absorbed the vital essence of the other 85 people… He told me to inform three of you that he’ll be going into closed-door cultivation in the mountains for a while,” Duan Ling Tian continued to say.
“You…’ Upon hearing this, they stared at Duan Ling Tian as though they had just seen a ghost.
He actually knew about Di Yong, their Island Master of Half Moon Island, absorbing vital essence?
“Why? Are the three of you shocked?” Duan Ling Tian continued saying in one breath, “Honestly, today was quite shocking… Me and Wang Yu’s vital essence had almost been completely absorbed by Island Master Di Yong and we almost became dried corpses. Fortunately, Xue Nai appeared in time and rescued the two of us. For the sake of Xue Nai, Island Master Di Yong decided to spare me and Wang Yu’s lives. However, he made us promise to not disclose the fact that he’s absorbing vital essence.”
“I see.” Upon hearing this, the three Vice Island Masters of Half Moon Island looked at Han Xue Nai and finally understood what had happened.
They did not suspect Duan Ling Tian’s words at all.
If that was not the case, they believed Duan Ling Tian and Wang Yu would not have made it out alive.
In fact, Di Yong, their Island Master of Half Moon Island, was even more powerful than someone at the peak of the Martial Emperor Stage.
Although the three of them were already at the peak of the Martial Emperor Stage, they would still be unable to defeat Di Yong, the Island Master of Half Moon Island, even if they joined forces.
“As for what happens next, the three of us have no plans to interfere at all… Island Master Di Yong asked the three of you to clean up the mess.” Duan Ling Tian’s Voice Transmission entered the ears of the three Vice Island Masters of Half Moon Island again.
The three of them nodded.
Just like this, the matter was solved.
The three Vice Island Masters of Half Moon Island did not know their Island Master of Half Moon Island, Di Yong, had actually been killed, and his body had been taken over by another person… They did not doubt Duan Ling Tian’s words at all. This was because they had blindly trusted Di Yong’s strength.
88 people from the three great Overseas Saint Islands entered the deep mountain but only three people made it out alive. This, no doubt, had raised a huge commotion.
The First Island Masters of the three great Overseas Saint Islands wanted an explanation from the Half Moon Island.
However, in the end, in the face of the powerful Half Moon Island, they could only swallow their fury.
The incident of the Island Master of Half Moon Island recruiting a direct disciple finally came to an end.
The people of the three great Overseas Saint Islands began to leave one by one.
However, Duan Ling Tian and the others did not follow Tang Zhen, the First Island Master of Hidden Fog Island, back. They stayed behind for the time being.
Yang Hui brought the people from Ling Xuan Peak back together with Tang Zhen.
Wang Yu had also left together with Martial Emperor Qing Xuan.
To him, things were already settled… The things he wanted to do next was to forget everything that had taken place here and act like all of these did not happen.
However, to Duan Ling Tian, this matter had not been resolved yet.
“Right now, I only have to wait for him to take over Di Yong’s body completely and become the Island Master of Half Moon Island,” Duan Ling Tian muttered.
In the next period of time, Duan Ling Tian did not stay idle as well.
Other than accompanying the two girls and sometimes playing with the three little fellows, he had used the remaining time to cultivate.
Han Xue Nai was busy cultivating as well.
She was trying to enter the Mortal Shedding Stage. Currently, she was just a step away from the Mortal Shedding Stage.
Time continued to fly.
In just a blink of an eye, six months had gone by.
Today, Duan Ling Tian was alone. He was holding onto a Saint Stone as he hovered cross-legged above the calm sea, cultivating a mental cultivation technique — the Divine Dragon Form of the Nine Dragons War Sovereign Technique. His cultivation base kept increasing as time went by.
Suddenly, an ancient figure appeared in the sky.
The uninvited guest was an old man. His eyes were bloodshot, and his face was twisted with hate.