Chapter 1344: Overpowering Demon Emperor Man Wu
Translator: EndlessFantasy Translation Editor: EndlessFantasy Translation
Upon hearing Duan Ling Tian’s words, horror instantly dawned on the three direct disciples.
This was the only impression they had of the purple-clad young man standing before them.
“Peak Master Qi Yu, what do you want to do with them?” Duan Ling Tian asked as he looked at Qi Yu.
Demon Emperor Man Wu’s three direct disciples were horrified. Before Qi Yu could reply, they quickly snarled at Duan Ling Tian and Qi Yu. “We’re the direct disciples of Demon Emperor Man Wu… If you dare to touch us, our Master won’t let you go!”
During this brief moment, one of them even tossed a communication jade slip out.
At this point, this was all they could do. They did not dare to escape at all.
If they tried to run away in front of this Demon or Martial Emperor, their lives would definitely end in just a blink of an eye.
“You actually toss out a communication jade slip too? To Martial Emperor Man Wu?” Duan Ling Tian remained calm and collected as he studied the three men with interest.
The three men turned pale immediately when they heard Duan Ling Tian’s words.
The reason they had snarled loudly earlier was to distract Duan Ling Tian so that he would not notice the communication jade slip.
However, it did not cross their minds that Duan Ling Tian still managed to notice the communication jade slip.
As the three of them turned pale, Origin Energies rose from their bodies as Profundities trailed after it like a shadow. A hint of despair gleamed in their eyes as they stared at Duan Ling Tian guardedly.
“Demon Emperor Man Wu!” Qi Yu was instantly horrified. He had arrived at the Inner Land of Cloud Continent for quite some time now so it was natural that he had also heard of Demon Emperor Man Wu before. He also knew Demon Emperor Man Wu was the strongest Demon Emperor on the entire Cloud Continent.
It did not cross his mind that the three Demon Monarchs he was battling would be Demon Emperor Man Wu’s three disciples.
“Duan Ling Tian, let’s go!” Qi Yu immediately sent a Voice Transmission to Duan Ling Tian asking him to flee.
In his opinion, even if Duan Ling Tian was already a Martial Emperor, he still would not be a match for Demon Emperor Man Wu… After all, Demon Emperor Man Wu was the strongest Demon Emperor on Cloud Continent.
However, Duan Ling Tian appeared as though he did not hear Qi Yu’s words at all. Instead, he continued studying the three men standing before him intently. “It looks like you all really have great confidence in your Master… In that case, I’ll just wait for him to come.”
Wait for him to come.
The moment these words left Duan Ling Tian’s mouth, horror dawned on Qi Yu’s face once again. He truly felt that Duan Ling Tian had gone crazy.
As for the three men in front, they merely smirked coldly. In their opinion, Duan Ling Tian was digging his own grave.
Time continued to pass by quietly.
Qi Yu whose heart was burning with anxiety also slowly became numb.
“Why is Duan Ling Tian still so calm at this moment? Don’t tell me he actually knows that Demon Emperor Man Wu? Or does he think that Demon Emperor Man Wu won’t attack him when he comes?” Looking at how calm and collected Duan Ling Tian was, Qi Yu could not come up with any plausible explanation at all.
As for reasons like, ‘Duan Ling Tian can defeat Demon Emperor Man Wu’, he did not even dare to think about it from the beginning until the end. He had subconsciously thought it was impossible.
Time continued to pass by.
After thirty minutes, Duan Ling Tian suddenly lifted his head and looked at the horizon.
At the same time, a figure as robust as a bull that appeared like a lofty tower appeared before his eyes. It was none other than Demon Emperor Man Wu whom he had met a few times previously when they were overseas.
“What’s going on?” Demon Emperor Man Wu saw Duan Ling Tian the moment he appeared. He frowned a little, he could smell the scent of his three direct disciples.
“Master,” his three direct disciples first greeted him respectfully before they simultaneously looked at Duan Ling Tian and said, “Master, it’s him! He wants to kill us!”
“Master, he purposely waited for you to appear… It’s quite obvious that he looks down on you!” They said accusingly in an attempt to fan the flames.
Demon Emperor Man Wu’s face turned glum instantly when he heard this.
Previously, the trip to Hidden Fog Island and Half Moon Island had cost him several outstanding direct disciples. Due to this reason, he regarded his few remaining direct disciples very highly.
He was immediately enraged upon hearing that somebody wanted to kill his direct disciples.
However, he did not lose his reason even though he was furious.
His eyes began to look around as though he was searching for something.
“There’s no need for you to look around. That person you dread is not here.” Duan Ling Tian, naturally, knew who Demon Emperor Man Wu was looking for. He was trying to ascertain if Han Xue Nai was around or not.
When Han Xue Nai killed the First Island Master of Coral Island using the Dao Talisman, Demon Emperor Man Wu was there to witness the entire incident. Due to this reason, he was afraid of her.
Upon hearing that Han Xue Nai was not here, Demon Emperor Man Wu’s expression turned aloof. He looked at Duan Ling Tian with a piercing gaze and asked coldly, “Duan Ling Tian, don’t you think you need to give me an explanation?”
“Explanation? What explanation?” Duan Ling Tian asked curiously.
“You want to kill my direct disciples?” Demon Emperor Man Wu enunciated each word clearly. His eyes looked extremely fierce. It was as though he was about to devour someone.
“So?” Duan Ling Tian asked nonchalantly. His tone was so casual that even Qi Yu was shocked. His entire person was covered with cold sweat.
“Duan Ling Tian, it’s better to know our own limitations… I admit you do indeed have good innate talent. However, you’re nothing in front of me now,” Demon Emperor Man Wu threatened in his deep voice. His face had turned even glummer when he reached the end of his sentence.
“That’s right. We need to know our own limitations… However, I think we need to know even more of our limitations as a demon. What do you think, Martial Emperor Man Wu?” Duan Ling Tian asked calmly just like before.
In the face of the fearless Duan Ling Tian, the furious Demon Emperor Man Wu’s heart jolted. As though a bucket of cold water had been poured on his head, he instantly became alert. “What reason does he have to act so recklessly in front of me?”
Demon Emperor Man Wu immediately looked around the surroundings again.
The moment Duan Ling Tian saw Demon Emperor Man Wu’s actions, he could not help but find it a little funny.
However, he did not say anything to Demon Emperor Man Wu. Instead, he looked at Qi Yu and said, “Peak Master Qi Yu, if you want to kill the three of them, I can do it for you anytime!”
The moment these words left Duan Ling Tian’s mouth, the three direct disciples of Demon Emperor Man Wu turned pale immediately.
Qi Yu, on the other hand, was baffled.
It had already come to this time, and Duan Ling Tian still dared to say he wanted to kill Demon Emperor Man Wu’s three direct disciples?
“Peak Master Qi Yu, since you didn’t say anything, I’ll take it as you’ve given your tacit consent. Since you’ve agreed to it, I’ll kill the three of them to avenge you.” The moment Duan Ling Tian’s words left his mouth, he looked at Demon Emperor Man Wu’s three direct disciples coldly.
“You’re just bluffing!” After making sure there was no one around, Demon Emperor Man Wu finally regained his senses and glared at Duan Ling Tian furiously.
When he realized Duan Ling Tian intended to kill his three direct disciples, his face turned grave, and he charged out. However, he was too late.
Bang! Bang! Bang!
As the sound of three explosions resonated in the air, Demon Emperor Man Wu’s three direct disciples instantly exploded into mists of blood. They only left behind three Spatial Rings and a pile of Profundity Fragments.
After catching the Spatial Rings and Profundity Fragments, Duan Ling Tian raised a hand and guided them to Qi Yu using invisible energy.
It was apparent that he wanted to give these ‘loots’ to Qi Yu.
“Duan Ling Tian!” Right at this moment, Demon Emperor Man Wu who was enraged after seeing his three direct disciples killed almost went berserk. With a loud roar, he pounced directly at Duan Ling Tian.
At this moment, he seemed to have transformed into a wild beast with a bloody maw. It was as though he would not rest until he managed to devour Duan Ling Tian.
“Hurmph!” Duan Ling Tian snorted in his deep voice, and his expression remained unchanged when he saw Demon Emperor Man Wu charging at him furiously.
It was only when Demon Emperor Man Wu arrived before him and the attack that swept across the sky had landed that Duan Ling Tian finally made his move. With a raise of his hand, a strong bow appeared.
In the next instant, he placed his hand on the bowstring.
After the bowstring was pulled into the shape of a full moon, he let go of his hand. A loud thunderous noise echoed in the air and set off a vast rolling impact wave that soared through the sky as it clashed directly with Demon Emperor Man Wu’s attack.
In an instant, Demon Emperor Man Wu’s attack was destroyed by the impact wave as it swept out.
Moreover, the vast impact wave had also landed on Demon Emperor Man Wu and sent him flying.
It was only when he was sent flying several dozens of meters away that he finally came to a halt.
He forced down the fresh blood that was bubbling up his throat. After catching his breath, he forcibly swallowed the blood back into his stomach. Even at this moment, he was still insistent on maintaining his image.
However, his awfully pale countenance had given him away.
After taking a deep breath and consuming a Healing Medicinal Pill, Demon Emperor Man Wu’s injuries finally healed a little. When he regained his senses, he looked at Duan Ling Tian with a hint of dread in his eyes.
At this moment, he had completely dismissed the idea of seeking revenge for his three direct disciples.
What a joke!
Just the strength Duan Ling Tian had demonstrated alone was something he could not contend with. No matter how hard he tried, he would only die in a horrible manner.
Due to this reason, he decided to give up.
Perhaps, this was the only way he could escape death.
“Duan Ling Tian, I must’ve misunderstood the situation earlier… Come to think of it, it must be the three of them who had offended your friend so your action in killing them is justified.” In order to live, Demon Emperor Man Wu decided to take the initiative and surrender.
At this moment, he felt only bewilderment in his heart.
He did not expect the purple-clad young man whom he did not pay much attention to had suddenly become even more powerful than him. The strength he had demonstrated was far stronger than anything he could demonstrate.
“Since it’s a misunderstanding, then let’s just leave this matter at that,” Duan Ling Tian replied. He did not intend to make things difficult for Demon Emperor Man Wu.
“Yes, yes.” Demon Emperor Man Wu quickly nodded.
“However, there’s one thing I’d like you to do for me, Demon Emperor Man Wu… I think you won’t refuse me, right?” Duan Ling Tian said without beating around the bush.
The two of them who were all set for a showdown just a moment spoke politely to each other. It was as though they were going to sit down and have an idle chat.
Qi Yu was stunned upon seeing this.
“Of course not.” Demon Emperor Man Wu immediately shook his head with a smile on his face. As for what was hidden behind that smile, only he alone would know.
“If you do me this favor, Demon Emperor Man Wu, I’ll definitely present you with a hefty reward when you’re done. If you prove to be a big help, I’m even willing to give you Saint Stones as a token of gratitude,” Duan Ling Tian promised as he looked at Demon Emperor Man Wu.