Chapter 1399: The Test Began
Translator: EndlessFantasy Translation Editor: EndlessFantasy Translation
Everyone, including the Heavenly Leader Guardian, guessed why Duan Ling Tian asked Zhu Lang to leave the Latent Dragon Camp together.
“Duan Ling Tian, are you really planning to work with someone else to get through the Master City Governor’s test?” The Heavenly Leader Guardian looked toward Duan Ling Tian and asked with a frown.
Duan Ling Tian nodded.
“You…” The Heavenly Leader Guardian wanted to say that he was silly, but in the end, he did not say that in front of all those people. Instead, he conveyed through True Energy Voice Transmission, “Duan Ling Tian, you’re silly!”
“With your strength, it isn’t impossible for you to be the Master City Governor’s disciple if you go through the test yourself. You’re destroying your own future by joining hands with others!” As the Heavenly Leader Guardian spoke, his tone was filled with exasperation.
Duan Ling Tian smiled but did not say anything.
What could he say at a time like this?
Should he say that he had no interest in becoming the disciple of the City Governor of Mound Hill City?
If he did, it would definitely cause an outrage. He had no doubts about that.
Just when many people were talking about it, a loud voice reverberated and hushed the crowd while all of them looked towards the source of the voice. “Duan Ling Tian, it seems only you and Guo Li chose to cooperate among all of us. As such, I’ll congratulate you first and hope that you and Guo Li can get the first place and become the Master City Governor’s disciples together.”
At once, everyone discovered that the person who spoke was Zheng Jian who ranked No. 5 among the Thirteen Gangsters.
Many people were shocked.
It turned out that the person Duan Ling Tian was going to cooperate with was Guo Li.
Currently, although Zheng Jian was congratulating Duan Ling Tian, it was clear to everyone who could hear that Zheng Jian was simply gloating.
However, Duan Ling Tian did not seem to hear the undertone of Zheng Jian words as he responded faintly, “I’m counting on that.”
At once, Zheng Jian felt that he brought contempt upon himself and stopped talking after a snort.
When Hou Lin and Zhang Ji Long knew that Duan Ling Tian was cooperating with Guo Li, a sneer manifested on their faces. They felt that Duan Ling Tian was shooting himself in his foot.
“Duan Ling Tian, you’re too impulsive.” Jin Yuan Bao who ranked No. 3 among the Thirteen Gangsters could not help but send a True Energy Voice Transmission to Duan Ling Tian. “With your strength, if you don’t cooperate with Guo Li, it shouldn’t be hard for you to become the Master City Governor’s disciple.”
“Instead, you…” Before Jin Yuan Bao could finish his sentence, he was interrupted by Duan Ling Tian, “Each to their own.”
Duan Ling Tian knew what Jin Yuan Bao was going to say next. He wanted to say that he was digging his own grave by cooperating with Guo Li.
Listening to Duan Ling Tian’s words, Jin Yuan Bao shook his head and said no more.
Soon, the Heavenly Leader Guardian brought Duan Ling Tian and the rest along to meet up with the City Governor of Mound Hill City. However, the City Governor was alone; his disciple, Su Qi, was missing.
Obviously, he did not come along with the City Governor of Mound Hill City.
Duan Ling Tian turned back to look at the Mound Hill City which was lying there like a behemoth and thought to himself, ‘Is the test located outside the city?’
He and the twelve others were brought here to meet up with the City Governor of Mound Hill City by the Heavenly Leader Guardian. Since they were out of the city, he was fairly certain that the test was located outside Mound Hill City.
“Let’s go!” Shortly after that, Duan Ling Tian and the rest including the Heavenly Leader Guardian stepped into the air under the orders of the City Governor of Mound Hill City.
They followed behind the City Governor of Mound Hill City and flew into the distance.
The members of the Latent Dragon Camp could not fly in Mound Hill City. Now that they had left the city, they felt like the sky was unlimited for birds to fly at ease as the ocean was boundless for fish to leap at will.
“Where are we going?” Duan Ling Tian’s heart was filled with doubts after they flew north for a quarter of an hour and had yet to arrive at their destination.
Just as Duan Ling Tian was feeling puzzled, the voice of the City Governor of Mound Hill City announced in a timely manner, “We’re here.”
‘We’re here?’ Duan Ling Tian was stunned and then he looked around and realized that he had arrived above a valley. Was the test here?
The Mound Hill City City Governor’s landing answered Duan Ling Tian’s question.
At that time, other people had also regained their senses. “We’re here!”
“No… Is the test happening where even the birds don’t shit?”
“I really don’t know what the test will turn out to be.”
Amongst the discussion, the group of people caught up with the City Governor of Mound Hill City.
They followed behind the City Governor of Mound Hill City and landed outside the mouth of a valley.
When Duan Ling Tian was looking from the outside, he found out that this valley only had one other exit apart from the exit in the air. The other exit was the one before them.
“That’s…” With a closer look, he saw that the exit was guarded by two middle-aged men who wore silver armor.
They were dressed in almost exactly the same armor as the supervisor of the Latent Dragon Camp, the Heavenly Harm Guardian.
‘This type of silver armor… Could they also belong to the 36 Guardians?’ Duan Ling Tian secretly guessed in awe.
“Master City Governor!” Duan Ling Tian was still speculating when the two middle-aged men clad in silver armor stepped forward and bowed to the City Governor of Mound Hill City.
“Master City Governor!” At the same time, Duan Ling Tian heard a couple more voices coming from the sky.
He looked up and saw two other figures clad in silver armor floating in the air and bowing respectfully towards the City Governor of Mound Hill City.
Duan Ling Tian looked towards the Heavenly Leader Guardian and realized that there were some changes on his face.
‘It seems the four of them really belong to the 36 Guardians… I just don’t know which guardians they are. Besides, what secret does this valley hold for it to be guarded by four guardians?’ As Duan Ling Tian’s thoughts flowed, he was filled with curiosity.
Four people guarded the mouth of this valley before them, but there was no one in the sky above the valley.
He had noticed that earlier on.
‘Besides… Our group didn’t go near the sky above the valley. Is there a Flight Prohibiting Formation in this valley too?’ After thinking about it, Duan Ling Tian could not help but guess.
It was the City Governor of Mound Hill City who had brought them to the valley. If they needed to enter the valley, why not enter it from the sky?
Moreover, the mouth of the valley was guarded by four people who seemed to be from the 36 Guardians.
Sou! Sou! Sou! Sou! Sou!
Before Duan Ling Tian could react, he heard a series of wind whistling behind him which made his expression change.
“Master City Governor!” It was not until the voices greeted in unison at a deafening volume that he reacted and looked towards the sound.
In Duan Ling Tian’s line of sight, there were more than ten people clad in silver armor. They were either middle-aged men or youthful men.
Their appearance not only scared Duan Ling Tian but also the others among the Thirteen Gangsters and Zhu Lang.
‘Are all of them from the 36 Guardians?’ The corner of Duan Ling Tian’s mouth twitched.
He could see that the silver armor on them was exactly the same with the silver armor of the four people guarding the valley and the supervisor of the Latent Dragon Camp, the Heavenly Harm Guardian.
“You don’t seem to be one of the Thirteen Gangsters.” Without knowing when the eyes of the City Governor landed on Zhu Lang as he pointed out.
“Greetings to Master City Governor.”
In front of the City Governor of Mound Hill City, Zhu Lang seemed somewhat restrained. “I’m a member of the Latent Dragon Camp who was invited by Duan Ling Tian and Guo Li. They plan to work together and bring me along.”
“A cooperation?” City Governor of Mound Hill City immediately looked towards Duan Ling Tian after hearing Zhu Lang’s words. In the depth of his eyes, an unnoticeable but complex glint flashed.
His thought was similar to the others; he felt that Duan Ling Tian was digging his own grave.
However, the City Governor of Mound Hill City quickly recovered and he glanced at the group. “This valley is where you’ll be tested. Inside, there’s a Flight Prohibiting Formation, so you won’t be able to fly in it.”
‘Indeed!’ The Mound Hill City City Governor’s first sentence proved Duan Ling Tian right.
“Now, there used to be a group of vicious bandits inside the valley. Those bandits were captured by the City Governor’s Estate of Mound Hill City but they’ve yet to be dealt with.” The City Governor continued, “Today, they are your prey. You’ll be rewarded with corresponding points by hunting them.”
“Killing bandits with different a cultivation base will give you different points. For example, killing Early Mortal Shedding Stage bandits will only earn you one point.”
“Killing Intermediate Mortal Shedding Stage bandits will earn you three points. Mastery Mortal Shedding Stage bandits will earn you seven points, and Perfection Mortal Shedding Stage bandits will earn you 20 points,” declared the City Governor of Mound Hill City in one breath.
There was an uproar after they heard what the City Governor of Mound Hill City said.
“Mortal… There are Perfection Mortal Shedding Stage bandits?” Many people’s faces darkened as they felt diffident; some even had the intention of retreating.
“Are Perfection Mortal Shedding Stage bandits worth so many points?” Duan Ling Tian was also shocked.
Killing a Perfection Mortal Shedding Stage bandit would be almost equivalent to killing three Mastery Mortal Shedding Stage bandits.
Then, Duan Ling Tian also noticed that everyone else seemed very worried.
As for the reason for their anxiety, it was not hard for him to guess. It was none other than worrying about the dangers ahead.
After all, there were powerful bandits in this valley who had stepped into the Perfection Mortal Shedding Stage.
If they met them, would they definitely die?
“Everyone and every group will be followed by one of my 36 Guardians. They’ll follow you and record the points you’ve obtained.”
The City Governor of Mound Hill City seemed to notice everyone’s concern and continued, “In addition to recording your points, they’ll also guarantee your safety. Once they interfere and save you, you’ll be eliminated! However, the points you’ve accumulated previously will still count.
After saying that, the City Governor of Mound Hill City looked towards the entrance of the valley in front of them. “Remember this… This place is the only exit of the valley which has a Flight Prohibiting Formation.”
“Let’s go!” Duan Ling Tian was the first to come back to his senses and he called out to Guo Li and Zhu Lang to enter the valley with him.