Chapter 280: Lingering Like a Ghost
Translator: KurazyTolanzuraytor Editor: Lucas
“Pu!” In the end, Zhao Lin’s lifeblood roiled and he was forcefully enraged by Duan Ling Tian and the group of Megrez Peak disciples to the point that he spat out a mouthful of blood!
Blood splattered all over the floor, dazzling and resplendent.
All of the Megrez Peak disciples, including Duan Ling Tian, were struck dumb when they saw this scene.
“Elder Zhao Lin, we didn’t deceive you, we really….” One Megrez Peak disciple foolishly looked at Zhao Lin, but he hadn’t finish speaking when he noticed Zhao Lin’s fierce gaze sweeping over, and he hurriedly shut his mouth obediently.
“You…. Very good! I’ll come look for you again.” Zhao Lin took a deep breath and swept Duan Ling Tian with a cold and indifferent gaze before leaving.
The surrounding crowd of Megrez Peak disciples opened up a path.
After Zhao Lin left, the crowd of Megrez Peak disciples looked at Duan Ling Tian with eyes that had a sense of pity mixed within. “Brother, looks like Elder Zhao Lin won’t let you off so easily…. Take care.”
“Brother, you can only rely on yourself; we’re sympathetic but unable to help.”
“Brother, when you’re reborn in your next life, don’t be so white…. Even women would probably be envious of your skin.”
“Perhaps it’s precisely because of this that you would be coveted by Elder Zhao Lin.”
One by one, all the Megrez Peak disciples spoke to Duan Ling Tian.
When they noticed Duan Ling Tian standing on the spot, dumbstruck, without any reaction, they shook their heads before turning and leaving.
“Looks like he’s already been scared stiff by Elder Zhao Lin.”
“I really don’t know if he’s misfortunate or lucky. There’s so many disciples on our Megrez Peak, but Elder Zhao Lin only took a fancy upon him.”
“That’s why men must be sure not to be too white, otherwise, they’ll encounter the coveting of people like Elder Zhao Lin.”
As these Megrez Peak disciples left, they couldn’t help but slightly sigh with emotion.
Eventually, Duan Ling Tian recovered from his thoughts.
The gaze Zhao Lin used to look at him right before leaving caused Duan Ling Tian to realize that this matter seemed not to be so simple….
“Could it be that he doesn’t have that sort of hobby? I’ve misunderstood him?” Duan Ling Tian was able to discern that when Zhao Lin was angered to the point of spitting blood, the gloomy gaze that condensed within his eyes weren’t the gaze of becoming angry form embarrassment.
And Zhao Lin’s expression later on didn’t seem like a person with that sort of hobby either.
“But if he doesn’t have that sort of hobby, why would there be that sort of greedy gaze when he looked at me?” Duan Ling Tian was filled with bewilderment. No matter how he thought about it, he couldn’t wrap his head around it.
“However, this time, I can be considered to have completely offended that Zhao Lin.” Duan Ling Tian shook his head and the corners of his mouth curled into a bitter smile, but he didn’t pay too much attention to it.
That Zhao Lin was an outer court disciple of the Megrez Peak after all, and with the sect rules of the Seven Star Sword Sect in place, he ought to not dare to lynch him in public.
Duan Ling Tian heaved a sigh of relief before walking off in large strides, preparing to return to the stalactite cave.
Duan Ling Tian had an uncomfortable feeling in his heart when he recalled Zhao Lin, and after he observed his surroundings for a moment, he gritted his teeth and then walked towards any place that had many people.
After spending an entire half an hour.
“My Spiritual Force is too weak to sense Void Prying martial artists, so if there was a Void Prying martial artist following me, I wouldn’t notice it in the slightest…. But even if it’s a Void Prying martial artist, it isn’t so easy to follow me!” Duan Ling Tian was confident that after this half an hour of winding around, even if that Zhao Lin was following him, Zhao Lin would have surely been shook off by him.
As the king of weapons specialists on Earth in his previous life, Duan Ling Tian had confidence.
Before Long, Duan Ling Tian was at ease as he found a small road and directly headed towards the peak of Megrez Peak.
If that Zhao Lin was really following him, Zhao Lin would probably never be able to imagine that his place of cultivation and residence was actually at the peak of Megrez Peak.
At the same time that Duan Ling Tian arrived at the peak, somewhere on the mountainside, Zhao Lin stood there with a gloomy and unsightly expression. “That kid actually shook me off…. Could it be that he noticed me?”
When he recalled everything that happened earlier, Duan Ling Tian practically only chose places with many people to walk through, and he was slightly suspicious in his heart.
Now, Duan Ling Tian ran off in front og his eyes and shook him off, causing the suspicion in his heart to deepen.
“That kid is an Origin Core martial artist at most…. How could he possibly be able to shake me off?! It’s surely his good luck.” Zhao Lin took a deep breath and made a decision in his heart.
No matter what, he didn’t believe that a young man around the age of 20 was able to shake him off.
He was a Void Prying martial artist!
At this moment, Duan Ling Tian had returned to the stalactite cave within the cliff. He glanced at the two little pythons that were sound asleep and then shook his head with a bitter smile on his face.
Subsequently, he sat on the stone platform and started cultivating.
Nine Dragons War Sovereign Technique, Wyrm Python Form!
While cultivating, through the memories of Rebirth Martial Emperor, Duan Ling Tian noticed something.
So it turned out that the Quake Energy that the third form of the Nine Dragons War Sovereign Technique, the Wyrm Python Form, gave him was able to be advanced as well….
When he was at the fourth level of the Origin Core Stage, it only allowed the Origin Energy in his body to develop Quake Energy.
And later on, as his cultivation advances, the Quake Energy will advance as well.
“Right now I’m only at the fourth level of the Origin Core Stage, but the Quake Energy is already so formidable…. If it continues to advance, won’t the Quake Energy be even more heaven-defying?” Duan Ling Tian’s eyes sprang open, his gaze abruptly shone, and his face was filled with joy and anticipation.
Today, when he entered the primeval forest, he deeply experienced the might of the Quake Energy, and it was absolutely worthy of being called heaven-defying.
Originally, with his cultivation at the third level of the Origin Core Stage and relying upon his grade eight spirit sword, he still wasn’t able to penetrate the skin and flesh of that fourth level Origin Core Stage Elephant Rhino…. But when he utilized the Quake Energy, the grade eight spirit sword easily penetrated the skull of the Elephant Rhino and even shattered the skull to kill it!
Quake Energy was an extremely overbearing method of strength utilization!
A method that transcended martial skills.
And that sixth level Origin Core Stage Savage Leopard was the same, as it was directly killed by him as if he was slicing through tofu….
Thinking up to this point, Duan Ling Tian worked even harder as he cultivated.
“With my current natural talent that has reached the utmost limit, by relying upon the Origin Strengthening Pills with a purity of 90% and above, I’ll surely be able to smoothly break through to the fifth level of the Origin Core Stage within three months!” Duan Ling Tian was filled with confidence towards his current self.
Since he consumed the 10,000 Year Stalactite Milk, his natural talent was already no longer what it was before!
Duan Ling Tian once again closed his eyes and started to cultivate painstakingly.
He only woke up after cultivating until the next day, as he was awakened by hunger….
After casually roasting and eating a suckling pig, Duan Ling Tian burped from being full, then he left the stalactite cave, left the peak, and intended to head towards the Megrez Peak’s Trade Hall, the vast building behind the chain bridge.
When he exited the primeval forest yesterday, he, Shi Lan, and Hu Li had shared their gains within the primeval forest equally.
Originally, Shi Lan and Hu Li intended to give the beast cores of both the Savage Leopard and Elephant Rhino to him, but they were refused by him, because that wouldn’t be considered sharing equally.
In the end, he only took the beast core of the Savage Leopard.
Now he intended to head to the Trade Hall and use the Savage Leopard’s beast core to exchange for some materials.
The materials he needed were precisely the materials needed for the Blaze Inscription.
The Blaze Inscription was an offensive inscription that was capable of annihilating Half-step Void Stage martial artists!
The main material of the Blaze Inscription was the Silver Fire grass, and on the way to the Seven Star Sword Sect, he’s already obtained it in Black Wind City’s Ma Clan Auction House’s auction.
Even though he’d prepared some of the remaining materials, one of the materials was incomplete.
If he wanted to inscribe the Blaze Inscription, then that material must be sufficient.
So he thought of Megrez Peak’s Trade Hall.
Within the Trade Hall, besides being able to use materials to exchange for medicinal pills and spirit weapons from Alchemist Elders and Weapons Craftsmen Elders…. Megrez Peak disciples would frequently conduct trades amongst themselves.
The beast core of the Savage Leopard couldn’t be considered as precious, but it was extremely rare.
As for the material that Duan Ling Tian required, although it was rare, it didn’t have much use to alchemists and weapons craftsmen.
So Duan Ling Tian only spend half an hour before successfully obtaining it.
Using a material that he had no use of to exchange for the Savage Leopard beast core in Duan Ling Tian’s possession caused that Megrez Peak disciple to have a smile bloom on his face.
Duan Ling Tian’s face revealed a smile as well.
He finally was able to inscribe the Blaze Inscription!
Right when Duan Ling Tian was anxious to return and intended to return and inscribe the Blaze Inscription, he once again saw Zhao Lin. “He’s really lingering like a ghost!”
Zhao Lin obstructed his path, and his gaze descended onto him.
Duan Ling Tian didn’t avoid him and directly walked over before asking while frowning, “Elder Zhao Lin, do you need something?”
Now he was practically able to confirm that Zhao Lin ought to not have that sort of special hobby….
But why would this Zhao Lin have his sights on him?
This was something Duan Ling Tian found difficult to understand.
So now he urgently wanted to know the reason.
“Duan Ling Tian!” Zhao Lin looked at Duan Ling Tian with a gloomy expression, and when he recalled what happened yesterday, his eyes couldn’t help but emit a strand of dense killing intent….
The incident from yesterday had already spread throughout the entire Megrez Peak now.
No matter which part of Megrez Peak he went to now, he could notice a multitude of strange gazes upon him.
He was convinced that if things went on like this, it wouldn’t take long before the entire Seven Star Sword Sect would think he really had that sort of hobby….
His reputation was practically ruined!
Moreover, the causeof all this was the young man that was currently standing before him, an ordinary Megrez Peak disciple.
He already had a decision in his heart. Once his objective was achieved and he obtained the thing he wanted, he would surely find a way to kill this Megrez Peak disciple to vent the hatred in his heart!
“Hmm?” Duan Ling Tian had experienced two lifetimes and was even a weapon specialist who survived rains of bullets and seas of blood and corpses, so he naturally was able to sense the killing intent within Zhao Lin’s eyes.
Instantly, his face sank. “Elder Zhao Lin, speak frankly if you have something to say.”
Zhao Lin took a deep breath, and his fierce gaze descended onto Duan Ling Tian’s figure as he spoke in a low voice. “I can let go of the matter from yesterday…. But you must pay the price for this! My demand isn’t high, I only want you to hand over the 10,000 Year Stalactite Milk!”