Chapter 299: Three Months Later
Translator: KurazyTolanzuraytor Editor: Jay
“Yeah, what’s wrong?” Zhong Bing noticed that Shi Hao’s expression was off, and asked slightly curiously.
“Around 20, and killed two fourth level Origin Core Stage disciples… How’s his cultivation?” Shi Hao took a deep breath and asked.
“Seems to be at the fifth level of the Origin Core Stage.” Zhong Bing sighed. “He didn’t only kill two fourth level Origin Core Stage outer court disciples… Even a sixth level Origin Core Stage disciple of the Phecda Peak was killed by him!”
“What?!” Shi Hao pupils constricted and has an astonished expression. “Elder Zhong Bing, didn’t you say he’s only at the fifth level of the Origin Core Stage?”
“He is at the fifth level of the Origin Core Stage, but he did indeed kill a sixth level Origin Core Stage outer court disciple… You ought to have heard of that sixth level Origin Core Stage outer court disciple, it’s the Phecda Peak’s Shao Ying.” Zhong Bing slowly said, even now when he mentioned this matter, his heart couldn’t help but surge.
He even felt that he might be dreaming!
“Shao Ying?” Shi Hao had naturally heard of Shao Ying, and knew that Shao Ying could be considered as outstanding amongst the Phecda Peak outer court disciples.
Moreover, he was supposedly about to break through to the seventh level of the Origin Core Stage soon!
And would become a Seven Star Sword Sect inner court disciple sooner or later.
“Could it be that Shao Ying didn’t use a spirit sword? Whereas that fifth level Origin Core Stage outer court disciple used a spirit sword?” Shi Hao asked in a low voice, it was difficult for him to imagine that if it wasn’t like this, how could a fifth level Origin Core Stage martial artist be able to kill a sixth level Origin Core Stage martial artist.
“No. Shao Ying used a grade seven spirit sword, and fought with his full strength… As for that fifth level Origin Core Stage outer court disciple, he used a grade seven spirit sword as well. Allegedly, the disparity of strength between the two of them was extremely large during that battle, a difference of the strength of over 10 ancient mammoths.
“But at the critical juncture, that fifth level Origin Core Stage outer court disciple instead shattered the bones of Shao Ying’s entire body with a single finger strike! I wonder what martial skill he used.” As he spoke up to here, Zhong Bing, this existence at the Void Prying Stage couldn’t help but feel a chill run down his spine.
As far as he was concerned, that fifth level Origin Core Stage outer court disciple of Megrez Peak was too strange.
“Could he have used an offensive inscription to kill Shao Ying?” Shi Hao frowned and was slightly not daring to believe it.
A mere martial skill was so heaven defying?
Even if it was an Earth Rank martial skill, it still might not be so heaven defying right?
Moreover, unless it was a Void Prying Stage martial artist that had comprehended ‘Force,’ otherwise, it was utterly impossible to cultivate Earth Rank martial skills!
As for the Heaven Rank martial skills of legend, the required conditions are even harsher.
So, the martial skills that an Origin Core Stage martial artist was able to cultivate was at most a Profound Rank martial skill.
But would there be such a strange and terrifying martial skill amongst the high grade Profound Rank martial skills?
He was extremely doubtful in his heart.
“Absolutely not.” Zhong Bing shook his head. “After the incident, some Phecda Peak outer court elders had inspected Shao Ying’s corpse, and confirmed that Shao Ying’s injuries were absolutely not caused from offensive inscriptions… The bones of that Shao Ying’s body were completely shattered by Origin Energy! It’s difficult to imagine what martial skill that was.”
“Around 20, even able to kill a sixth level Origin Core Stage martial artist?” Shi Hao took a deep breath, his triangular eyes flickered with an awe-inspiring cold light, and his heart trembled. “It ought to be him!”
“What? Shi Hao, you know him?” Zhong Bing felt the killing intent emitted from Shi Hao’s body, and had a bewildered expression.
“Elder Zhong Bing, besides him, among the outer court disciples that had just entered Seven Star Sword Sect three months ago, are there any other existences that are around 20 and have stepped into the fourth level of the Origin Core Stage or above?” Shi Hao wanted to confirm a step further.
“I’ve never heard of it. Moreover, this is practically impossible… Our Seven Star Sword Sect being able to recruit such a genius martial artist can already be considered as luck. A genius martial artist like this isn’t like cabbage sold in markets.” Zhong Bing shook his head, and he felt Shi Hao was thinking too wishfully.
“Elder Zhong Bing, what’s the name of this Megrez Peak outer court disciple?” Shi Hao looked at Zhong Bing and asked.
“Duan Ling Tian,” Zhong Bing said, as he’d deeply remembered this name the first time he heard it.
Only because this was the name of a monstrous martial artist.
“Thank you Elder Zhong Bing.” Shi Hao nodded to Zhong Bing, then turned around and left, once again stepping onto the chain bridge, heading towards Dubhe Peak.
“Eh, why does Shi Hao feel slightly strange after returning from his trip to train and gain experience?” Zhong Bing gazed at Shi Hao’s figure that disappeared into the distance, and frowned.
“It’s him! It’s surely him!” On the chain bridge, Shi Hao walked like the wind, and his triangular eyes flickered with dense killing intent. “Duan Ling Tian! You actually dared cripple my sisters Dantian. I won’t let you off… You will surely die!”
Under his extreme rage, Shi Hao’s distorted and hideous face completely entangled together, causing some of the Alioth Peak disciples that passed by on the chain bridge to feel coldness arise from deep within their hearts from just a single glance at him, and they felt a chill run down their spines.
“Shi… Senior Brother Shi Hao.” When they greeted Shi Hao now, they were afraid to the point their voices trembled.
Shi Hao didn’t stop after he arrived at Dubhe Peak, and stepped onto the chain bridge that headed to Megrez Peak.
He wanted to go to Megrez Peak, to drag out the person that crippled his sister, Shi Yan’s, Dantian…
He wanted to take revenge!
He wanted to take revenge for the sister he doted on the most!
Duan Ling Tian didn’t know that not long after he returned from Alkaid Peak, the entire Megrez Peak was in an uproar.
The Alioth Peak outer court disciple, Shi Hao, the number one disciple in the Seven Star Sword Sect’s outer court, spread word of wanting to battle Duan Ling Tian in the life and death arena, until only one party remained!
Duan Ling Tian naturally didn’t know all this.
But, on the Megrez Peak, after not seeing a trace of Duan Ling Tian for a long time, even more people thought Duan Ling Tian was afraid of Shi Hao and didn’t dare reveal himself.
“Actually it’s normal that Duan Ling Tian is afraid, as Senior Brother Shi Hao is the number one disciple in our Seven Star Sword Sect’s outer court, and there’s practically no outer court disciples that are capable of rivaling him!”
“You’re right. If I’m Duan Ling Tian, I wouldn’t reveal myself as well.”
“Even though Duan Ling Tian was able to kill the sixth level Origin Core Stage Shao Ying, but Senior Brother Shi Hao is an existence at the seventh level of the Origin Core Stage. The sixth level of the Origin Core Stage and the seventh level of the Origin Core Stage is a divide, and there’s a difference of an entire 20 ancient mammoths worth of strength amongst the two… Once it’s amplified by a spirit sword, the difference is even larger!”
“Could it be that Duan Ling Tian is able to hide forever, and not participate in the outer court martial competition three months from now?”
“The prizes of the outer court martial competition are extremely generous. Allegedly this time there’s even an extremely valuable spirit fruit as the reward for the first place in the outer court martial competition.”
“How do you know?”
“Hehe, I know a senior brother from the inner court. He had some relationship with an inner court elder, and it was he who told me.”
Along with the arrival of Shi Hao, and the upcoming outer court martial competition, the entire Megrez Peak was completely bustling.
But, even though Shi Hao had waited in Megrez Peak for many days, but from beginning till the end, Duan Ling Tian didn’t appear, and in the end he temporarily left.
However, before he left, he put down some harsh words. “Duan Ling Tian, I, Shi Hao, the brother of Shi Yan, swear to not stop until you die! Within the Seven Star Sword Sect, if there’s you then there’s no me, and if there’s me then there’s no you!”
When Duan Ling Tian received these words, it was already three months later.
At the peak of Megrez Peak, on the tilted tree that’s concealed within the clouds and mist.
A figure that was swift like the wind seemed to transform into an agile spirit serpent as it flashed out of the cave passage behind the tilted tree, and firmly stood on the tilted tree.
The tilted tree didn’t even sway a bit.
“It’s been three months.” Duan Ling Tian gaze passed through the clouds and mist to gaze at the direction where the primeval forest was located.
After a long time, he sighed. “Those two little fellows actually still haven’t returned.”
After returning from Alkaid Peak the other time, Duan Ling Tian had been cultivating within the stalactite cave ever since, and time slipped by. In the blink of an eye, it was already three months later.
Duan Ling Tian’s figure moved, using the tilted tree to leap up to the peak of Megrez Peak.
“That outer court martial competition ought to be starting soon, right?” Duan Ling Tian came down from the peak, and quickly arrived at the vast platform that the Trade Hall was located on.
As far as he was concerned, it would be easiest to obtain information of how the outer court martial competition’s rules had changed in the Trade Hall that streams of people flowed through…
But, he’d only arrived nearby the Trade Hall when he noticed odd gazes coming from the crowd of Megrez Peak disciples, all descending onto him in unison.
“Is there something on my face?” Duan Ling Tian couldn’t help but be dazed when he saw this scene.
Right when his heart was filled with questions, a figure walked towards him from afar. “Duan Ling Tian!”
“He Chun?” Duan Ling Tian recognized this Megrez Peal disciple, it was precisely Hu Li’s friend, He Chun.
“Duan Ling Tian, you’ve finally appeared. I even thought that you’d hidden yourself and didn’t intend to participate in the outer court martial competition this time.” He Chun sized up Duan Ling Tian for a while, then shook his head and smiled.
“Hide?” Duan Ling Tian was puzzled when he heard He Chun.
What does He Chun mean by this?
Hide from what?
“Huh?” He Chun asked when he saw Duan Ling Tian’s stunned expression. “Could it be that it wasn’t because of hiding from that Shi Hao that you didn’t reveal yourself for three months?”
“Shi Hao?” Duan Ling Tian frowned. “Who’s that, I don’t know him at all.”
He Chun was speechless. “Are you sure you don’t know him? It can’t be… If you don’t know him, then why did he spread word that he wanted to invite you to battle in the life and death arena?”
“Invite me to battle in the life and death arena?” Duan Ling Tian’s frown grew deeper.
His heart lightly sank.
Could it be something that outer court elder, Zhao Lin, did?
“Exactly, he came three months ago, and even stayed on our Megrez Peak for some time. In the end he left after being unable to wait for your arrival… After that, he successively came another few more times, and still you didn’t arrive. All of us thought that you didn’t appear because you were hiding from him.” He Chun nodded, then slowly said.
“Wait. You said earlier… That he came? He isn’t from our Megrez Peak?” Duan Ling Tian discerned some clues from He Chun’s words.
Could it be that he’s an inner court disciple that Zhao Lin found?
“Duan Ling Tian, you’ve really never heard of him? He’s Shi Hao!” He Chun’s gaze was slightly strange, and he felt that Duan Ling Tian had entered the Seven Star Sword Sect for nearly half a year in any case, but actually hasn’t even heard of the number one disciple in the Seven Star Sword Sect’s outer court, Shi Hao.
It was truly inconceivable!