Chapter 1465: He’s Duan Ling Tian!
Translator: EndlessFantasy Translation Editor: EndlessFantasy Translation
Originally, the inner court disciple thought that the outer court disciple in front of him would seem bewildered the moment he realized that he was blocking him.
However, who would have known that instead of being bewildered, this person had actually dared to talk back boldly?
Somehow, he had no idea why but dread started to rise up in his heart at this time.
Could this outer court disciple have somebody backing him?
Otherwise, why would he have dared to talk back to him, an inner court disciple, in such a manner?
Was he not afraid that he would be beaten until he had to be bedridden for several months?
At this point, many people had noticed the stalemate between Duan Ling Tian and the man. One after another, they came forward to watch the show.
Even the inner court disciples who were vendors on the first level of the Merit Pavilion had also closed their stalls to watch the show. To them, watching the show was much more interesting than guarding their stalls.
Besides that, when there was such a performance to be enjoyed, nobody would have the heart to guard their stalls anymore because everyone had gone to watch the show too.
“It’s Ye Nan!” Somebody recognized the inner court disciple who was in a stalemate with Duan Ling Tian and mocked out loud, “Ye Nan, you’re an awe-inspiring inner court disciple, so why are you battling it out with an outer court disciple? Don’t you feel embarrassed?”
Upon hearing that, Ye Nan’s face turned various shades of green and white.
“Eh? It’s him!” At this moment, a few inner court disciples, who were also vendors from whom Duan Ling Tian had bought items before, recognized him.
He had left a striking impression on them especially since he had slashed their prices to the point that it had reached their bottom line.
Soon, the spectators surrounding them almost became a circle.
Ye Nan had also never expected the scene to turn out like this. This had gone beyond his control and he was left with no option to back down now.
“Who’s your Master?” Taking a deep breath, he asked Duan Ling Tian via True Energy Voice Transmission in a tamed tone.
“My Master?” Upon hearing Ye Nan’s True Energy Voice Transmission, Duan Ling Tian could instantly tell what he was thinking about. At once, he became delighted and asked with a grin, “What? Are you worried that there’s a Master who’s also a high-ranking official of the sect behind me and you’re scared of offending him?”
Although Ye Nan used his True Energy Voice Transmission, Duan Ling Tian had answered him out loud instead.
At once, everybody looked at Ye Nan slightly peculiarly.
“He’s already blocked the person, but he’s only now asking whether there’s anyone behind him? Isn’t it a little too late?” Many inner court disciples chuckled as they ridiculed Ye Nan.
“Haha! Ye Nan, don’t tell me that you’re afraid now! If you’re already scared, hurry up and make way for this Junior Brother. Don’t block him from returning to the outer court.” Many people recognized Ye Nan and the inner court disciples who were not so close to him taunted him.
“Tsk tsk… Is an awe-inspiring inner court disciple actually turning into a coward in the face of an outer court disciple? How embarrassing!” More and more spectators ridiculed.
Ye Nan’s face turned a shade of green as rage started to fill his heart. When his gaze landed on Duan Ling Tian again, it was piercingly cold. “No matter who is behind you, since you don’t know how to respect your seniors, I, as your Senior Brother, will teach you a lesson on manners!”
Ye Nan’s words were high-pitched and sounded noble as he changed the reason he had originally blocked Duan Ling Tian.
“No respect for my seniors?” Upon hearing Ya Nan’s words, Duan Ling Tian chuckled, “What terrible slander that is! Do you really think that after you’ve spoken such words, even if I had somebody behind me, he wouldn’t dare to touch you anymore even after he knew that I’m in the wrong?”
“YOU!” Ye Nan did not expect to have his limelight destroyed in just a few words. At once, he was ashamed and resentful as he could tell that the surrounding gazes that were looking at him had started to turn judgmental.
“Actually, you don’t have to rack your brains so hard… Let me just be honest with you. I don’t have anybody behind me, so you no longer need to speculate anymore. If you want to make your move, just go ahead. If you don’t, scram! I still want to go back to cultivate and I don’t have the time to waste with you,” Duan Ling Tian replied nonchalantly. At the end of his sentence, he huffed, slightly exasperated.
Many inner court disciples shook their heads and remarked as though they craved nothing short of watching the place go down in chaos.
“Haha! Ye Nan, don’t tell me you’re really scared, no?”
“This Junior Brother has said that he has nobody behind him, so don’t tell me that you’re still scared to make any move now!”
“How boring! At first, I thought that there’d be a show to watch, but who knows that Ye Nan would turn out to be this cowardly?!”
The remarks entered Ye Nan’s ears one by one and forced his face to swell in crimson red. He was so pissed that he could no longer hold it back as he glared at Duan Ling Tian in rage. “Today, as an inner court Senior Brother, I’ll teach you a lesson on how to respect your seniors!”
Duan Ling Tian had unmasked Ye Nan’s futile efforts, again and again, causing him to be utterly infuriated to the point that he was almost losing his sanity.
Noticing that Ye Nan was about to make his move anytime, Duan Ling Tian grinned and said coldly, “Want to teach me a lesson? Well then, let’s see whether you have that ability or not.”
“You’re looking for death!” Ye Nan roared out loud and finally made his move. His body moved as though he was a tempest. In just a brief second, he had already gotten near Duan Ling Tian. With just a raise of his hand, a seven-foot-long spear appeared and slashed towards the latter in a flick.
As the long spear cut through the air, the spear shadow blotted the entire sky. Like poisonous snakes that were charging out all at once, the shadows opened their mouths and snapped towards Duan Ling Tian.
As an inner court disciple who was on the Early Saint Rudiment Stage, one must admit that Ye Nan’s strength had indeed reached a spine-chilling level. At the very least, he was in no way weaker than Feng Fan who had not activated the Thousand Mass Saint Inscriptions on his broadsword yet.
In the face of Ye Nan’s countless spear shadows that were charging at him with menacing fury, Duan Ling Tian’s expression remained unchanged. Standing right there, he was unmoved as a mountain as though he was willing to expose his entire being in front of Ye Nan.
Just as many of the surrounding inner court disciples had their hearts hoisted up high while they started to break out in cold sweat for Duan Ling Tian, the purple-clad man finally made his move.
A broadsword appeared in his hand out of thin air and the moment it materialized, his True Energy gushed out into it, causing an unfathomable mystical aura to ooze out of the broadsword as though it had transformed into a thousand-ton gigantic hammer in just a brief second.
Duan Ling Tian recited in his heart. With a lift of his hand, the broadsword trembled and suddenly started to slash around as it charged towards Ye Man’s menacing spear shadow that blotted out the entire sky.
The broadsword moved like a typhoon. Wherever it swept past, it was as though a mountain had crashed down, making the air quiver as it set off a series of continuous rumbling thunder.
As the thunder boomed, it spread out all over the place along with a series of tyrannical hurricanes.
“It’s the Thousand Mass Saint Inscription!” One inner court disciple exclaimed out loudly. It was obvious that he had recognized the Saint Inscription that was activated on Duan Ling Tian’s broadsword.
The moment Ye Nan heard the inner court disciple cry out, his face turned slightly pale. He could tell that this outer court disciple might really have an incredible background.
What a joke!
That was a Two-Star Saint Inscription — The Thousand Mass Saint Inscription!
The price of the Saint Weapon that was inscribed with the Thousand Mass Saint Inscription was at least 200,000 Merit Points in the Merit Pavilion.
Could such a person who used this kind of Saint Weapon merely be an ordinary outer court disciple?
At this moment, Ye Nan started to regret his decision.
However, right now, he had exerted his entire force, so it was already too late for him to retract his attack now.
Yet, he soon noticed that even if he did not retreat, he would not be able to inflict any harm on his opponent at all.
As the howling sound rushed towards him, the mountainous broadsword clashed together with the long spear that Ye Nan lashed out with. The air also seemed to erupt in this brief second. A gush of tiny impact waves spread out ruthlessly, setting off a series of even more ghastly hurricanes.
The tyrannical hurricanes caused the robes of the group of inner court disciples who were watching by the side to flutter. However, none of them gave a damn about this at all as they continued to watch Duan Ling Tian and Ye Nan battle it out without batting an eyelid.
As the air seemed to erupt, Duan Ling Tian’s broadsword swept out took two steps backward under everyone’s gaze.
As for the other side, the sword in Ye Nan’s hand, the inner court disciple, had snapped in two and was sent flying away.
His hand that was holding on to the spear was now badly mutilated.
On top of that, being caught right in the center of the detonation force, he also received the force coming at him forcefully after the long spear in his hand was sent flying away. His entire body blasted away before he crashed onto the ground more than ten meters away miserably.
“Exerting this Gargantuan Taishan and the Thousand Mass Saint Inscriptions together is indeed awesome!” Even though Duan Ling Tian’s body was surging with his vital energy and blood, there were hints of excitement in his eyes.
He had yet to start cultivating the offensive technique, the Gargantuan Taishan, in the Golden Roc Mass Tactic and had just casually cast it. However, along with the Thousand Mass Saint Inscription, the effect it demonstrated took him by surprise and delight.
That sword swept out grandly as though everything would have to make way for him.
That kind of tyrannical satisfaction caused all of the blood in his body to boil with burning violence now.
Right now, he only felt excited and he itched to throw his head behind with a carefree laugh.
“Inner court Senior Brother?” Casting a nonchalant glance at Ye Nan who was lying on the ground like a dead dog, Duan Ling Tian smirked. After he retrieved his Thousand Mass Sword, he strode towards the outer court district under the horrified gaze of the group of inner court disciples.
Ye Nan heard the mockery in Duan Ling Tian’s tone and at once, he was so infuriated that his energy and blood surged upwards, adding more damage to his injuries. In the end, he fainted at once.
At that moment when Duan Ling Tian’s silhouette disappeared in front of their eyes, the inner court disciples who were watching the battle started to snap back to their senses one by one. Exchanging glances with one another, each of them could see the bafflement in each other’s eyes.
One after another, the outer court disciples buried their heads in a discussion. The scene just now had given them quite a shock of their lives.
“Since when was there such a remarkable person in the outer court?”
“In the entire outer court, only five outer court disciples could’ve defeated Ye Man this easily. They’re all powerhouses who are at the peak of the Mortal Shedding Stage and are listed in the Earth Rankings.”
“You’re wrong. It’s four! Feng Fan already died yesterday!”
“I didn’t say it wrong! Yes, Feng Fan is dead but somebody has taken his place… Don’t forget that after killing Feng Fan, that monstrous outer court disciple who has risen abruptly lately has replaced Feng Fan’s position and taken his place in the Earth Rankings.”
“That monster seems to be called Duan Ling Tian!”
“Guys… Do you think that it’s possible that the outer court disciple just now was actually Duan Ling Tian?” Suddenly, a voice resonated.
“Now that you put it that way, it’s possible! The broadsword in the outer court disciple’s hand just now looks a lot like the broadsword that Feng Fan used before. Not only that, but it also has the Thousand Mass Saint Inscription on it too.”
The moment somebody pointed it out, many of the inner court disciples finally returned to their senses.
In the end, they were almost certain that the outer court district earlier was the monster who had just recently risen up to the top unexpectedly, Duan Ling Tian!