Chapter 1557: The Unlucky Duan Ling Tian
Translator: EndlessFantasy Translation Editor: EndlessFantasy Translation
The few Saint Stage powerhouses, including the Sect Leader of Moon Illumination Sect, Jiang Wei, also began to have greedy thoughts about the sword in Duan Ling Tian’s hands. Due to this reason, they instantly pursued Duan Ling Tian without a second thought.
Far ahead of them, Duan Ling Tian’s face turned paler and paler as he moved forward on his sword.
When he swung his sword to kill Qian Kong earlier, it had looked deceptively simple, but in fact, he had depleted 90% of his True Energy. He had used his remaining True Energy to cast his True Energy Consolidated Territory, the 10,000 Swords Territory, to quickly leave the Moon Illumination Sect.
One had to admit the flying sword’s speed was fast. However, this was the exact cause of its heavy consumption of a lot of his True Energy.
Duan Ling Tian did not fly too far before he noticed the True Energy in his body had almost reached zero, and his Spiritual Energy in his mind had almost reached zero as well due to the Strange Pupil he had cast earlier.
Currently, Duan Ling Tian felt extremely unwell mentally.
“What should I do? The few Saint Stage powerhouses from the Moon Illumination Sect will definitely come after me!” After killing Qian Kong, Duan Ling Tian had noticed the few figures flying out from the sky above Moon Illumination Sect’s estate were the few Saint Stage powerhouses of the sect.
Although he had killed Qian Kong with just a strike, it was mainly because of the Jasper Celestial Sword.
If he did not have the Jasper Celestial Sword, he would only be invincible against those below the Saint Stage even if he had broken through to the Paramount Saint Rudiment Stage. Without the Jasper Celestial Sword, he might not even be able to defeat the weakest powerhouse at the Saint Stage, let alone killing a Saint Stage powerhouse with just one strike.
Currently, it was nearly impossible for him to use the Jasper Celestial Sword since it had used up 90% of his True Energy.
“They’re getting closer to you!” At the same time, Elder Huo’s voice resonated from Seven Treasures Exquisite Pagoda, reminding him of the approaching danger.
“Elder Huo, what should I do now?” Duan Ling Tian smiled wryly. Not only did the flying sword under his feet become slow, but it had also begun to dissipate as though it would vanish completely at any given time.
“Find a place free of disturbance and place the Seven Treasures Exquisite Pagoda there. As long as they don’t completely destroy the surrounding, you should be safe,” Elder Huo said after a moment of silence.
The moment Elder Huo’s words left his mouth, Duan Ling Tian immediately guessed what he meant.
“This might work!” The moment the idea popped into Duan Ling Tian’s mind, he did not hesitate. He descended from the sky with his sword before putting it away and entered a dense forest immediately. Soon after, a huge boulder appeared before his eyes.
“This is it!” Duan Ling Tian mobilized his remaining True Energy and lifted the huge boulder. Then, he dug a hole underneath the boulder and threw the Seven Treasures Exquisite Pagoda inside. After that, he put the huge boulder down and entered the Seven Treasures Exquisite Pagoda with just a thought.
When Duan Ling Tian placed the huge boulder down, the little hole that housed the Seven Treasures Exquisite Pagoda that had transformed into a speck of dust was completely concealed.
In such circumstances, unless the pursuers destroyed the surrounding environment in a frenzy, it would be impossible for them to force Duan Ling Tian to appear.
After Duan Ling Tian had entered the Seven Treasures Exquisite Pagoda, he instantly went to the third level to recover his True Energy and Spiritual Energy. This was the most important thing to him now.
When Duan Ling Tian hid himself, Tai Wu, the Saint Stage powerhouse from the Mountainshade Black Market’s branch in the Nine Sect Alliances’ district had appeared in the sky above the forest Duan Ling Tian was hiding in.
“Hiding are you?” Looking at the forest beneath his feet, he smirked coldly.
In the next instant, his eyes narrowed and he hid himself as well as though he had noticed something.
The moment Tai Wu hid himself, Jiang Wei, the Sect Leader of Moon Illumination Sect, and the Supreme Elders appeared above the forest. They all came to a halt and began searching their surroundings.
“His aura seems to have disappeared right around here,” Jiang Wei said with a frown.
“Let’s search around here.” The group of Saint Stage powerhouses from the Moon Illumination Sect split up and began to search. Some patrolled in the sky while some entered the forest to do a thorough search.
As Saint Stage powerhouses, their Spiritual Energies had already formed the Divine Consciousness. Everything in the scope of their Divine Consciousness would be visible to them.
In the sky above, Tai Wu who was hiding began to turn grave.
He was not afraid of the Saint Stage powerhouses in Moon Illumination Sect. However, he was no match for them if they joined forces.
Due to this reason, he felt extremely anxious. He was afraid Jiang Wei and the others would beat him to it and snatch the mysterious sword away from Duan Ling Tian’s hands. There was nothing he could do now except to silently watch by the side.
‘I hope you’ve hidden yourself well and not let them discover you… Otherwise, you’ll really disappoint me,’ Tai Wu thought to himself. It was apparent his words were meant for Duan Ling Tian.
One could just imagine how speechless Duan Ling Tian would be if he heard these words.
As Tai Wu continued to feel anxious, the Moon Illumination Sect’s people searched the surrounding for a whole hour. In the end, they regrouped and discovered all of their efforts had been in vain.
Tai Wu heaved a sigh of relief when he saw this.
“We didn’t get him.” Jiang Wei frowned. “However, it’s clear his aura had vanished here. Don’t tell me he can fly underground?”
“Maybe he has a way to mask his aura to avoid discovery,” a Moon Illumination Sect’s Supreme Elder speculated.
“It’s possible.” Another Supreme Elder of the sect agreed.
“I guess this is the only plausible explanation. Otherwise, how can a Martial Cultivator who has not even entered the Saint Stage escape our Divine Consciousness?” In the end, the few Saint Stage powerhouses of Moon Illumination Sect, including Jiang Wei, came to a conclusion.
How could they have guessed that the Seven Treasures Exquisite would mask Duan Ling Tian’s aura as soon as he entered it. The Seven Treasures Exquisite Pagoda had such an ability because it was a Celestial Supreme Treasure.
“I suppose we can only split up to find him.” Soon after, the few Saint Stage powerhouses of the sect came to an agreement again. They split into groups of threes to thoroughly search for Duan Ling Tian’s tracks.
When Tai Wu saw the people from Moon Illumination Sect had split up, he did not instantly reveal himself.
His expression was calm as though he was waiting for something.
Soon after, Jiang Wei and the Supreme Elders gathered again.
It was apparent their departure earlier was just an act to lure Duan Ling Tian out since they were uncertain if he was still in the area. At this moment, they were certain he was no longer in the area and finally split in three directions to look for him.
Tai Wu finally came out of hiding at this moment.
“Hurmmph! If it wasn’t because I was the closest to him and knew that he’s hiding here, I would’ve also been deceived like those trash from the Moon Illumination Sect.” After Tai Wu appeared, he looked down at the forest beneath his feet and chuckled coldly.
Based on his words, it was obvious he was certain Duan Ling Tian was still in the area.
“Duan Ling Tian, although I’ve no idea what kind of secret tactic you used to hide yourself, you’ll still have to reveal yourself before me today no matter how great your secret tactic is!” As Tai Wu chuckled to himself, he stretched both his arms out.
At that instant, a vast rolling True Energy surged out from his arms. As though they had transformed into two magnificent dragons, they bellowed and howled as they swept out.
In the next moment, the two magnificent dragons transformed from his True Energy descended into the forest like two huge long whips. The air seemed to disappear and the sound of danger appeared in their wake.
At the same time, the two magnificent dragons also caused the ground to quake.
Although the two magnificent dragons did not crash against the huge boulder the Seven Treasures Exquisite Pagoda was hiding under, due to the trembling of the ground, the huge boulder had overturned. The Seven Treasures Exquisite Pagoda was instantly sent flying by the earthquake.
Before the fourth level was restored, the space inside the Seven Treasures Exquisite Pagoda was still unstable.
Due to this reason, Duan Ling Tian who was hiding inside the Seven Treasures Exquisite Pagoda to recover his True Energy and Spiritual Energy had also been sent out by the earthquake.
Due to the fact that he did not have much of his True Energy left, when Duan Ling Tian was sent out, he rolled on the ground, and he was covered in dust from head to toe. He appeared extremely wretched.
“Damn it!” He regained his senses at this moment and realized what he dreaded the most had happened.
He knew there was a risk hiding in this manner since he did not know if his pursuers would destroy the surroundings. He would be kicked out of the Seven Treasures Exquisite Pagoda if they destroyed the surroundings.
He had no other option at that time so he had to take a risk. Who knew he would be so unlucky?
“I can’t believe it failed.” Duan Ling Tian who felt unlucky sighed inwardly. He instantly shifted his gaze to the figure descending from the sky.
He could not help but frown when he saw the black figure. “He doesn’t seem like one of the Saint Stage powerhouses from the Moon Illumination Sect. Besides, his vibe is different from those from the Moon Illumination Sect.”
The person descending from the sky was none other than Tian Wu.
“Duan Ling Tian.” After Tai Wu appeared, he studied Duan Ling Tian curiously. “You have quite a lot of tricks up your sleeves. You even managed to trick those trash from the Moon Illumination Sect… Unfortunately, you’re still too naive to try and trick me, Tai Wu.”
“Who are you?” Duan Ling Tian’s face turned grave immediately. He realized he was right. The black-clad man before him was not from the Moon Illumination Sect.
He even dared to call the Saint Stage powerhouses of the Moon Illumination Sect trash. It seemed like he was even more powerful than the Saint Stage powerhouses from the sect.
“My identity isn’t important… You only need to know that you’ll die in my hands today,” Tai Wu replied nonchalantly.