Chapter 1423: Thanks for the Opportunity to Brag
Translator: EndlessFantasy Translation Editor: EndlessFantasy Translation
As Duan Ling Tian walked out of the house solemnly, he saw an arrogant young man standing at his house entrance at first glance. He looked like he was the mightiest person in the world.
Fang Hui, the City Governor of Mound Hill City, Ling Yun, and Xiong Hu heard the commotion when Duan Ling Tian walked out of the house, so they came out to check out what the fuss was.
A middle-aged man and three young men walked out the same time. They were undoubtedly strangers to Duan Ling Tian.
However, Duan Ling Tian did not have his attention on them. He was looking at the arrogant young man before him.
“You feel a sense of achievement for kicking my house door to get me out, don’t you?” A cold gleam flashed through his eyes as he asked in his deep voice.
“So what if I do? Are you trying to go against my will? I, Xiao Zhui’s, will?” The young man who called himself Xiao Zhui smirked while holding his head held like a king speaking to a peasant. He spoke in a condescending tone, “If I were you, I’d get the hell out of here instead of speaking nonsense.”
The way Xiao Zhui looked at Duan Ling Tian was filled with disdain as he spoke. “It would be a disgrace for you to stay.”
The other three young men whispered among themselves. It was clear that they came from the same city as Xiao Zhui did.
“It seems like Senior Brother Xiao’s lonely everywhere he goes.”
“That’s right. Senior Brother Xiao Zhui has always behaved like this even back when he was in Luo Jiang City. I didn’t expect him to stay the same even when he’s here at the Moon Illumination Sect. Isn’t he afraid that he’ll put himself in an unfavorable situation for behaving like this?”
“Put himself in an unfavorable situation? You’re underestimating Senior Brother Xiao Zhui! He’s the No. 1 genius among the younger generation around Luo Jiang City’s borders. He broke through to Paramount Mortal Shedding Stage when he was only 38!”
“Luo Yi!” Fang Hui looked at the middle-aged man nearby and said while frowning, “Isn’t this disciple of yours too much? I don’t think that my disciple has offended him.”
Luo Yi was the City Governor of Luo Jiang City.
Luo Jiang City was one of the 18 cities under the rule of the Moon Illumination Sect and was on the same rank with Mound Hill City.
The City Governor’s Estate of Luo Jiang City was also an eighth-rate force that owned an Eighth Grade Origin Stone reserve.
“Fang Hui, I heard Elder Liu Huan has taken your most remarkable disciple, Su Qi, as his direct disciple! Congratulations to you! With that extraordinary relationship, I suppose whatever misgivings you’ve had with Elder Liu Huan have been reconciled now?” Luo Yi said without holding back. As he grinned, he did not care about Fang Hui whose face was turning solemn gradually.
“Xiao Zhui’s just interested in sparring with your disciple. Since people from both cities are here, isn’t this the best thing to do to kill time?” A grin remained on Luo Yi’s face. He was totally hiding a dagger behind his smile. “Fang Hui, don’t tell me that you only have one disciple who’s Su Qi?”
Fang Hui’s face was turning more solemn as the way he looked at Luo Yi became fiercer and fiercer.
However, Luo Yi, who had never gotten along with Fang Hui, ignored the look on his face.
Seeing that Duan Ling Tian’s attention was lingering on Luo Yi and the three other young men from Luo Jiang City, Xiao Zhui’s face turned sour as he shouted, “I’m speaking to you, you piece of trash! Didn’t you hear me?”
“Who’s a piece of trash that you’re calling?” Duan Ling Tian asked calmly as soon as Xiao Zhui was done speaking. His tone was cold.
“Calling you!” Xiao Zhui responded by instinct in rage.
“Ahh, so a piece of trash is calling me.” Duan Ling Tian took a hard look at Xiao Zhui and nodded in all seriousness.
“Haha… Senior Ling Yun, did you hear that? That brat just admitted that he’s a piece of trash!” Xiong Hu guffawed out loud. His maniacal laugh broke the silence.
A smile appeared on the edge of Ling Yun’s lips.
The three young men from Luo Jiang City looked at Xiao Zhui a little awkwardly.
“This kid’s dead.,” However, there was sympathy in their eyes when they glanced at Duan Ling Tian. They seemed to be able to see him being tortured by Xiao Zhui.
“Fang Hui, is this direct disciple of yours only good in twisting words?” Luo Yi glanced at Fang Hui as he taunted.
“I think your disciple’s the one who’s been talking non-stop since the beginning until now,” Fang Hui mocked him back.
Luo Yi’s face turned solemn and he subsequently looked at Xiao Zhui while speaking to him through True Energy Voice Transmission, “Xiao Zhui, teach this brat a lesson! From what I know, among Fang Hui’s disciples, Su Qi’s the only one who has broken through to Paramount Mortal Shedding Stage, but Elder Liu Huan took him away. This brat’s definitely no match for you.”
“Brat, you’re bringing death upon yourself!” Xiao Zhui, on the other hand, finally reacted after hearing Luo Yi’s True Energy Voice Transmission. He was furious as he dashed towards Duan Ling Tian in an instant.
At that moment, True Energy spread all over Xiao Zhui’s body as if he put on a layer of azure coat. Everywhere he passed by seemed to turn into sea waves beating at Duan Ling Tian.
Facing Xiao Zhui who was coming at him ferociously, Duan Ling Tian did not have the intention to dodge. Instead, he stood where he was while his face was as composed as ever.
“I’d love to see how long you’ll be able to hold up with that face!” Xiao Zhui looked threatening when he saw that Duan Ling Tian did not flinch. He slapped his palm towards him like the Five Fingers Mountain pressing down on him.
The rumbling airwaves that came from Xiao Zhui’s palm shook the flowers and plants even ten meters away.
“Hmph!” Duan Ling Tian finally moved as he scoffed coldly.
As the 52 Saint Veins in his body rotated, the True Energy traveled from his Qi Sea to his arm in a destructive manner. He attacked with his palm with silver rays dazzling from it.
“Fighting back with his palm against a person on Paramount Mortal Shedding Stage? He’s digging his own grave!” A smirk appeared on Luo Yi’s lips as he witnessed that. He thought that this purple-clad brat from Mound Hill City overestimated himself. Did he really think he was Su Qi?
As a loud thud exploded, Duan Ling Tian’s palm collided with Xiao Zhui’s. A rampant airwave swept out with the two palms as its center point, seeming like a gush a strong wind was blown.
Both of them stepped back in a flash at the same time.
Duan Ling Tian took five steps back while Xiao Zhui retreated four steps back.
‘No wonder he’s so arrogant! So, he’s quite powerful himself.’ Xiao Zhui glanced at Duan Ling Tian in surprise, but disdain soon appeared on his face. “I’ll prove to you that you people from Mound Hill City are destined to be under my Luo Jiang City’s folks’ feet!”
A sword appeared in Xiao Zhui’s hand as soon as he was done speaking. It was obvious that he was going to use a Saint Weapon to get it over with.
“Huh!” The four Luo Jiang City people were astonished by the minor impact the collision of Duan Ling Tian and Xiao Zhui’s palms made.
The three of them from Mound Hill City, on the other hand, seemed not to be surprised at all.
“Fang Hui, I didn’t expect you to have such an outstanding genius Martial Cultivator with you since Su Qi left Mound Hill City.” Luo Yi looked at Fang Hui and threw him a cold blanket, noticing the smirk on his face. “But this meager ability’s no match for Xiao Zhui… Xiao Zhui’s best with his swordsmanship.”
Best with his swordsmanship?
Fang Hui was secretly laughing.
Did this Luo Yi think that Duan Ling Tian was best with his palm skill?
‘Although Xiao Zhui’s arrogant, he’s really quite powerful. He’s an even match for Su Qi whom I met half a year ago. The attack containing 80% of my strength only caused a breeze.’ Duan Ling Tian was secretly shocked.
Through the collision of the palms earlier, he was sure that without using any weapons or performing any Saint Grade Martial Tactic techniques, the best outcome he and Xiao Zhui would have was a fair match.
“You’re digging your own grave!” However, he was glad to see Xiao Zhui bringing out a Saint Weapon in hopes of defeating him with that.
One must know that his weapon was the major reason why he was confident of defeating many Paramount Mortal Shedding Stage Martial Cultivators and Dao Cultivators. To be precise, his weapon was the Sun Shooting Bow.
Although the Sun Shooting Bow would not be performing at its peak, it could not be compared with a mere Human Rank Saint Weapon.
“A swing of a sword is all l need to defeat you, trash of Mound Hill City!” Xiao Zhui swung his sword at lightning speed as he shouted. As his body synchronized with the speed of his sword, he seemed ethereal. It was hard to determine if his existence was real at that moment. Wherever the sword ray passed by, it seemed like blooming white flowers, seeming dazzling and beautiful.
“Plum Blossom Sword!” Xiao Zhui mumbled softly while sparks were emitted from the sword ray of the sword in his hand. The sparks looked like plum blossoms during the cold winter. They were racing at Duan Ling Tian like a sky full of stars toward his vulnerable body parts.
Body and Arrow Synchronization!
Duan Ling Tian placed an arrow on a bow and shot the arrow. The Body and Arrow Synchronisation looked like it turned into a lightning bolt which allowed him to dodge Xiao Zhui’s sword skill like a piece of cake.
“Synchronous Shadow Sword!” Xiao Zhui proceeded to mutter as he chased Duan Ling Tian who dodged his attack. The sword in his hand was like an enemy that was impossible to shake off; it would never leave Duan Ling Tian alone.
However, that was something that happened at the beginning. Soon, Duan Ling Tian managed to stay a distance away.
Xiao Zhui lost him when it came to the speed of the body movement technique.
‘Oh no!’ Witnessing that, Luo Yi who was full of confidence had a drastic change of expression. He initially thought that since Mound Hill City had lost Su Qi, nobody would be a match for this disciple of his.
Never had he expect that Mound Hill City would have such a freak with them since they lost Su Qi.
In the world of martial arts, there was almost no impregnable defense. Only swiftness was invincible!
Swiftness shattered tens of thousands of techniques!
As the City Governor of Luo Jiang City, how would he not know the importance of speed?
‘Xiao Zhui’s in danger.’ Luo Yi looked at Fang Hui again, he could not help but have envy in his eyes.
He wondered what had Fang Hui done to deserve Su Qi at first and for Su Qi to be taken away from him.
Could Mound Hill City be in such insane luck?
Luo Yi had a bad feeling and his expression changed hearing the sound of colliding weapons accompanied by a deep groan.
When he snapped back to his senses, he realized that his disciple, Xiao Zhui, whom he was proud of, was defeated by that purple-clad young man. Duan Ling Tian shot the sword in Xiao Zhui’s hand with an arrow.
Not only that, the bowstring in Duan Ling Tian’s hand was now placed right in front of Xiao Zhui’s neck.
As soon as Duan Ling Tian plucked the bowstring, Xiao Zhui’s head would definitely be detached from his body!
“Don’t show off when you don’t have the ability to! Do you think you can prove how powerful you are by provoking me to gain others’ attention and then defeat me? Is that going to feed your pride?” Duan Ling Tian looked disdainfully at Xiao Zhui who seemed terrible and said without holding back, “Actually, I have to thank you. Thank you for coming to me and giving me the opportunity to brag!”