Chapter 1334: Treasure
Translator: EndlessFantasy Translation Editor: EndlessFantasy Translation
Along with the stifling thunderous whistling of the wind, an explosion of metal weapons clashing against each other resonated in the air. It turned out that Chen Bei had wheeled around and retaliated, blocking the arrow that Duan Ling Tian shot at him.
Although the seven-foot spear in Chen Bei’s hand blocked the arrow, he was not in an advantageous position. His entire body and his spear had absorbed the force from the arrow forcibly.
Not only that, but there was even a deep dent on the spear in his hand.
The long spear that was on the Quasi Royal Grade Spirit Weapon level had been disfigured just like that.
However, Chen Bei did not give a damn about all of that because he was already injured quite severely.
“Duan Ling Tian, I admit that I’ve underestimated you. However, do you really think that you can kill me just with that feeble strength of yours?” After swallowing a grade one Life Recovery Pill, Chen Bei’s injuries mended a little. In his improved condition, he instantly pounded towards Duan Ling Tian and with a flick of the long spear in his hand, a spear ray that was several dozen feet long materialized again.
Even though Duan Ling Tian had managed to injure him with an arrow, he felt that all of this was because he had underestimated the man.
Furthermore, the arrow from earlier did not threaten him much.
“Feeble strength of mine?” Upon hearing the taunting and watching Chen Bei charging towards him with a spear, a sneer crept upon the corner of Duan Ling Tian’s mouth.
Then, without intending to continue dodging, he released an arrow with a raise of his hand once again.
This shot was on a whole other level compared to the arrow earlier. The energy it contained soared through the sky like a meteor piercing the air.
Another ear-piercing metal clashing resonated. Along with gushes of vast rolling impact waves, Chen Bei blocked Duan Ling Tian’s arrow again.
However, this time, he was no longer as lucky as the previous time.
His seven-foot spear snapped into two and the bones of his hand that was holding onto the spear were completely shattered all the way up to his shoulder. In particular, the bones in his palm were completely crushed into powder.
“I-Impossible!” Seeing his Quasi Royal Grade Spirit Spear being snapped into two like that, disbelief was written all over Chen Bei’s face.
However, his attention quickly fell onto his crippled arm. “H-How is this possible? H-How can he be so strong?!”
To him, the arrow that Duan Ling Tian shot out the second time was like an apocalypse.
“Whoa! Has the power of the Aerolite Strike has actually been elevated so much after I’ve made a breakthrough to the Elementary Stage?” Duan Ling Tian was taken aback by the effect of his shot.
In fact, the Aerolite Strike, the offensive technique that he had cultivated from the Colossal Aerolite Arrow, had only achieved Elementary Stage just three days ago.
The Elementary Stage was the second stage of a Saint Grade Martial Tactic.
Now that he had reached this stage, Duan Ling Tian could feel that the force was several times mightier than before. The elevation in power was so huge that one could use the word “bombastic” to describe it.
“Nooo! This can’t be! This can’t be!” Looking at Duan Ling Tian who was hovering in the air, full of high spirits, Chen Bei’s face turned even graver. In his heart, he continued to shout with despair apparent on his face.
He was very clear that he was not even a match for Duan Ling Tian now, let alone defeating him and taking revenge for his son.
“Die! I want you to die! Duan Ling Tian, I want you to die!” In the end, Chen Bei almost became demented. He was completely infuriated to the point that he had gone insane. His hand that was still intact took hold of the seven-foot spear before he charged towards Duan Ling Tian with full fury again.
“You’re just kicking pricks!” After experiencing the force of his Aerolite Strike that had entered the Elementary Stage, Duan Ling Tian’s confidence multiplied and he merely smirked disdainfully at the berserk Chen Bei.
At the same time, his hands were not idle either.
Another arrow shot out. Chen Bei, whose dominant arm had been crippled, could not block it at all. As easy as pie, it flew through the spot between his eyebrows right away.
In the next instance, a bloody hole appeared between his eyebrows. His brains oozed out and his entire body collapsed downwards with his eyes open, evidently holding grudges that were unsatisfied.
“What the… Did I just kill an Eighth Level Martial Emperor?” Duan Ling Tian’s emotions were in a turmoil and he felt like he was dreaming.
“I can’t believe that ever since my cultivation base has broken through to the Sixth Level Martial Emperor Stage, and after my Fused and Sword Profundities have been elevated as well, I actually killed Chen Bei so easily with just the help of the Elementary Stage Aerolite Strike!” Duan Ling Tian could not return to his senses for a long time.
These six months was when he had made the most progress.
Even he had no idea why.
In the end, he could only attribute his achievement to the Saint Stones and the Nine Dragons War Sovereign Technique that he had cultivated.
“Ever since I’ve made a breakthrough to the Martial Emperor Stage, I feel like I can now cultivate the ninth form of the Nine Dragons War Sovereign Technique, the Divine Dragon Form, much faster. Right now, every time I increase my cultivation base, my cultivation speed has become much faster too,” Duan Ling Tian could not help but muse over the magnitude the Nine Dragons War Sovereign Technique demonstrated after he had broken through to the Martial Emperor Stage.
“As expected of the technique that is comparable to the Three Lives Rebirth Technique in the Rebirth Martial Emperor’s memory! The Nine Dragons War Sovereign Technique is much stronger than the other top techniques like the Han Bing’s Divine Sword Technique,” Duan Ling Tian muttered to himself.
After going through the commotion Chen Bei created, he no longer had the heart to cultivate anymore, so he just proceeded to go back to accompany the two girls.
If it were not for the plan to head to Dao Martial Saint Land to find his parents, he actually itched to just stay beside his two fiancées. Even though it was said that a woman’s gentleness was the grave of a hero, he did not mind at all.
With just the flick of a finger, another six months had gone by.
One day, the entire Half Moon Island seemed to experience an earthquake as it suddenly quaked violently.
“Bastard?” Duan Ling Tian, who was originally cultivating in the room, widened his eyes right away before he quickly flew out.
In this past year, the reason he did not leave Half Moon Island hastily was because of Wang Ba. It was the same Wang Ba who had taken over the body of Di Yong, the Island Master of Half Moon Island.
However, right then, Wang Ba was using the name of the original owner of the body that he had taken over — Di Yong.
Outside the deep mountain that was covered in clouds and mist all year round, the three Vice Island Masters of Half Moon Island hovered in the air and gazed at the deep mountains respectfully, not daring to go near them at all.
“Lord Island Master finally is coming out now!” The three Vice Island Masters of Half Moon Island each had a smile on their faces.
“I’m sure Lord Island Master’s strength will be greatly amplified this time when he comes out. By that time, we can then snatch that treasure from the sea monster!” Xiao Kun’s eyes brightened as he said with a burning expression.
The other two Vice Island Masters of the Half Moon Island piped up.
“That’s right. In the past, Lord Island Master’s strength was on par with that sea monster. Hence, he couldn’t snatch that treasure at all. This time, after coming out of this closed-door cultivation, he’ll definitely be able to defeat that sea monster and grasp that treasure!”
“Hmph! It really is annoying… That sea monster doesn’t even understand that treasure, yet it still refuses to give it to Lord Island Master. This time, I want to see how it’s going to die!”
The three Vice Island Masters of Half Moon Island did not realize that when they were deep in their discussion, a figure had flown past on top of them and entered the deep mountain that was covered by mist and cloud in the blink of an eye. “Treasure?”
Duan Ling Tian was already waiting right there in the deep mountains.
Noticing a figure appearing outside, Duan Ling Tian’s eyes lit up right away, “Xue Nai, why are you late?”
“Brother Ling Tian, I overheard the three Vice Island Masters of Half Moon Island saying that there’s some kind of treasure,” Han Xue Nai reported with a blazing gaze.
“Treasure?” Upon hearing this, Duan Ling Tian’s eyes lit up as well. “What treasure?”
In his opinion, since the three Vice Island Masters of Half Moon Island were at the peak of the Martial Emperor Stage too, whatever they regarded as treasure would definitely be valuable.
“I don’t really know what exactly that treasure is… But I heard that it seems to be in the hands of a sea monster or something… Not only that, but the sea monster also has a strength that’s on par with Di Yong’s as well,” Han Xue Nai replied.
“Therefore, that sea monster must also be at the Early Stage of the Mortal Shedding Stage just like Di Yong. However, since Di Yong has absorbed the vital essence of 85 powerhouses who were in their prime, I’m sure he can also make a breakthrough to the Intermediate Stage of the Mortal Shedding Stage. If Wang Ba can take over his body completely, then he’ll be able to inherit all of his strength,” Han Xue Nai continued.
Duan Ling Tian nodded. “One year has gone now. By right, Bastard should’ve already taken over Di Yong’s body completely by now. Let’s go in and have a look.”
He motioned to Han Xue Nai and they proceeded to enter the mountain.
“I remember that Bastard has concealed himself somewhere here the last time,” Duan Ling Tian looked at the surroundings and said.
“That’s right. It’s here,” Han Xue Nai confirmed, recognizing this place as well.
“Boy! I’ve told you that I’ve changed my name, remember? I’m no longer called Wang Ba, but Di Yong now!” Just as Han Xue Nai’s words left her mouth, an annoyed voice resonated, approaching nearer.
Soon, a sturdy black figure appeared in front of Duan Ling Tian and Han Xue Nai. It was a tall middle-aged man dressed in black. However, this figure was alien to Han Xue Nai.
However, Duan Ling Tian did not find it unfamiliar at all. It was none other than Di Yong, the Island Master of Half Moon Island whom he had met before.
Of course, the Island Master of Half Moon Island, Di Yong’s soul had been sealed by the Devilseal Tablet. The Devilseal Tablet had annihilated a mere soul who was at the Early Stage of the Mortal Shedding Stage in just the blink of an eye.
Right now, the Di Yong who was standing in front of Duan Ling Tian was the Di Yong whose body had been taken over by Wang Ba’s soul. He was a completely new Di Yong now.
“Well, I’ve already gotten used to that name, so I can’t just change it like that in such a short period of time.” Despite facing the pissed-off Di Yong, Duan Ling Tian merely shook his head before he asked again, “Bastard, have you completely taken over his body now?”
“Yes.” Di Yong nodded indifferently. He still looked annoyed that Duan Ling Tian was still calling him Bastard.
“Bastard, he sucked in so much vital essence the last time, so he must’ve made a breakthrough to the Intermediate Stage of the Mortal Shedding Stage, hasn’t he?” Han Xue Nai asked Di Yong.
Di Yong nodded again.
“I’ve only heard of the five-clawed divine dragon, the lineal descendant of the dragon clan before and I know that their innate talents are very high. I’m curious. Right now, as the five-clawed divine dragon, how many Saint Veins have you opened after making a breakthrough to the Intermediate Stage of the Mortal Shedding Stage?” Han Xue Nai asked again.
Upon hearing Han Xue Nai, before Di Yong could even reply, Duan Ling Tian stared at him instantly with curiosity in his eyes.