Chapter 354: The Death of The Withered Old Man
Translator: KurazyTolanzuraytor Editor: Jay
Similarly to the cultivation levels of a martial artist, Concept was divided into nine levels.
Each level was stronger than the next!
First level Concept was comparable the strength of one ancient horned dragon.
Second level Concept was comparable the strength of two ancient horned dragons.
Third level Concept was comparable the strength of three ancient horned dragons.
So on and so forth.
The strongest level of Concept, the ninth level Concept was comparable to the strength of nine ancient horned dragons!
“Third level Earth Concept!” Duan Ling Tian was shocked as well. When he saw the second level Void Initiation Stage cultivation that Zhang Shou Yong displayed, his heart was already filled with shock.
Now, Zhang Shou Yong had actually utilized a third level Earth Concept?
Duan Ling Tian didn’t even have the chance to recover from his shock when Zhang Shou Yong had already taken another stride forward and in the blink of an eye, he seemed to have completely merged into the earth and vanished without a trace.
At this moment, the emaciated figure of the withered old man that stood with an expression of terror in the distance trembled suddenly.
Subsequently, his face went deathly pale, as if his neck was forcefully choked by someone. His mouth gaped open but he wasn’t able to say anything even after quite a while.
In the next moment, his eyes that flickered with a fierce light had completely dimmed down.
The withered old man’s body swayed for a little while before crashing onto the floor. When he fell on the ground, eye piercing fresh blood that was dazzling and resplendent flowed out of his seven apertures.
The withered old man, a first level Void Initiation Stage expert.
Earlier, he even controlled Duan Ling Tian and Li Fei within his hands and was incomparably mighty.
But now, a mighty Void Initiation Stage expert like this had crashing onto the ground and died while his seven apertures bled.
The scene before them caused Duan Ling Tian and Li Fei to have an unreal feeling.
Was this really a Void Initiation Stage expert?
At the same time, they were completely shocked by Zhang Shou Yong’s strength.
Although they weren’t able to perceive the movements of Zhang Shou Yong when he attacked, they knew clearly that all this was related to Zhang Shou Yong who seemed to have merged with the earth and disappeared on the spot in the blink of an eye.
Right at this moment, Zhang Shou Yong’s slovenly figure once again appeared before everyone, and he just happened to be standing before the withered old man’s corpse.
Zhang Shou Yong’s gaze calmly glanced at the withered old man, as if he’d only done something of no great importance.
Meanwhile, the pair of twin brother that stood nearby looked at each other, and they could both see the terror within each other’s eyes…
They’d realized that they’d rammed against a plate of iron.
A second level Void Initiation Stage expert that has comprehended the third level Earth Concept!
Even in the entire surrounding areas of the Ancient City of Everlast, such an existence was still considered to be a top existence…
They’d actually encountered such an existence.
The same thought arose within their minds, and they executed their movement techniques in panic to flash out of the restaurant.
They wanted to leave this place that caused despair to emerge within their hearts…
In this place, they felt that their lives had completely left their own control.
Zhang Shou Yong’s brows lightly twitched, he was about to chase after the two of them when he suddenly perceived something, and a wisp of a smile appeared on the corners of his mouth as he lightly shook his head.
Suddenly, Zhang Shou Yong’s figure jerked, and he disappeared on the spot.
When he appeared again, he was already by Wang Qiong’s side.
“Eh.” Duan Ling Tian’s Spiritual Force that had advanced to the peak of the Nascent Soul Stage shook, and he faintly noticed that someone happened to be flashing over, and the person was going straight for the pair of fleeing twins.
Who is it?
Right when Duan Ling Tian was wondering in his heard, a sylphlike figure appeared before his eyes, and obstructed the path of the twin brothers.
Above this person, a lifelike ancient horned dragon lingered there, and another 2,000 ancient mammoth silhouettes were like twinkling stars around a bright moon as the surrounded the ancient horned dragon silhouette, as if they were worshipping the supreme emperor…
“Ninth level Void Prying Stage!” The faces of the twin brothers that were stopped went pale as they shouted out in surprise.
“Leave your lives here.” The person voice was extremely pleasing to the ear, and she instantly attacked.
Her pair of delicate hands flashed out like lightning, seeming to transform into two venomous serpents that bit towards the twin brothers and directly twisted their heads off.
The sound of bones breaking was clearly audible, and caused chills to run down one’s spine.
In the wake of her attacks, the bodies of the twins crashed onto the ground, and followed in the withered old man’s footsteps.
“This…” Duan Ling Tian and Li Fei glanced at each other, and they both saw the astonishment in each other’s eyes.
Only because they recognized the woman that had appeared before their eyes to kill the pair of twins.
This woman wasn’t anyone else but precisely that beautiful manager from the Drainpool Inn opposite of Eternal Jade Restaurant…
Duan Ling Tian never imagined that this beautiful manager that seemed incomparably weak would actually possess such a terrifying cultivation.
The beautiful manager nodded with a smile to Duan Ling Tian and Li Fei, then flowing light revolved within her pair of beautiful eyes as she gazed at the far away Zhang Shou Yong and Wang Qiong, and her gaze mostly descended onto Wang Qiong.
“Xuan Chi.” Zhang Shou Yong nodded to the beautiful manager and greeted indifferently.
When faced with Zhang Shou Yong’s cold and indifferent attitude, the beautiful manager’s delicate body trembled imperceptibly, yet it was clearly seen by Duan Ling Tian.
However, Duan Ling Tian knew that this was a private matter of Zhang Shou Yong, so he didn’t pay any extra attention. He brought Li Fei to stand before Xiong Quan, then helped Xiong Quan up before letting him sit at the side. “Xiong Quan, are you alright?”
Xiong Quan shook his head and forced out a smile. “I’m fine.”
Duan Ling Tian gave Xiong Quan a grade seven Gold Injury Pill before starting to help him dissolve the medicinal strength…
Presently, Xiong Quan had lost all his Origin Energy, and was utterly unable to dissolve the medicinal strength of the pill.
In next to no time, under the assistance of Duan Ling Tian’s Origin Energy, Xiong Quan’s injuries had recovered substantially. Although his Dantian couldn’t recover, his complexion had become much better and it wasn’t ghastly pale as before.
“I understand now.” Suddenly, a rather miserable voice sounded out by Duan Ling Tian’s ears.
Duan Ling Tian raised his head to look and what he saw was the beautiful manager of Drainpool Inn sighing before turning around and leaving.
That sylphlike and beautiful figure of hers was lonely and desolate, as if she’d lost the most important thing in her life in an instant…
Besides that, when Duan Ling Tian looked at Zhang Shou Yong and Wang Qiong, he had the feeling that something was different in this husband and wife pair.
Before long, he got the answer he was looking for.
So it turned out that it was because of Wang Qiong.
The current Wang Qiong didn’t lack a shred of confidence.
Compared to herself in the past, the current Wang Qiong was simply like a completely different person.
“What happened?” Duan Ling Tian was puzzled in his heart, it was difficult to imagine how a person could change so greatly in the blink of an eye.
Duan Ling Tian held Li Fei’s hand and walked over to Zhang Shou Yong and Wang Qiong before sincerely thanking. “Big Brother Zhang, sister-in-law, thank you.”
His tone was filled with gratitude.
Today, if it wasn’t for Zhang Shou Yong’s help, it would be impossible for him and Li Fei to have survived…
“Little Sister Li Fei, you’re fine right?” Wang Qiong stretched out her delicate hand to ‘seize’ Li Fei from Duan Ling Tian’s side, then pulled Li Fei to her side before asking about Li Fei’s well-being.
“Big Sister Wang Qiong, I’m fine.” Li Fei lightly shook her head.
“Come, we sisters will go talk privately, let’s ignore them.” Wang Qiong brought Li Fei to sit at the side, and they started chatting happily.
This caused Duan Ling Tian and Zhang Shou Yong to glance at each other and smile helplessly.
The two of them found a place to sit nearby, and after they sat, Duan Ling Tian slightly sighed with emotion. “Big Brother Zhang, I really never imagined that you’re actually a Void Initiation Stage expert… Moreover, you’re a Void Initiation Stage expert that had comprehended the third level Earth Concept!”
Zhang Shou Yong smiled. “It’s just luck.”
“Luck?” Duan Ling Tian shook his head as this was certainly not luck.
Zhang Shou Yong’s comprehension ability that was able to comprehend the third level Earth Concept at such an age caused Duan Ling Tian to be shocked.
According to the memories of Rebirth Martial Emperor, even in the entire ‘Foreign Lands’, such comprehension ability could already be considered as pretty good…
“Big Brother Zhang, you’re not from the Azure Forest Imperial Kingdom?” Duan Ling Tian asked.
“No.” Zhang Shou Yong shook his head. Suddenly, as if he’d thought of something, he looked at Duan Ling Tian and revealed a slight smile. “Brother Ling Tian, thank you.”
Duan Ling Tian was stunned. “For what?”
He couldn’t wrap his head around it. It was Zhang Shou Yong who saved him earlier, right?
Why is he turning around and thanking me?
“Brother Ling Tian, I presume you ought to be curious of the relationship between me and the manager of Drainpool Inn, right?” Zhang Shou Yong asked.
Although he didn’t know why Zhang Shou Yong would suddenly ask this, but Duan Ling Tian still couldn’t refrain from nodding.
“She’s called Chen Xuan Chi, and is my childhood friend, and my clan and hers have been friends for generations. Our clans arranged our marriage together when we were young… She can be said to be my fiancée. Of course, that’s all a matter of the past. The moment I left the clan, that marriage became annulled.” As Zhang Shou Yong spoke, he picked up his wine gourd and poured a mouthful into his mouth.
Duan Ling Tian never imagined that Zhang Shou Yong would still have this type of relationship with the inn manager.
Zhang Shou Yong continued. “Since we were young, I took her as my own sister, and have never thought of having anything happen between us… So, I never cared about the marriage contract. Later on, I met Qiong, and we quickly fell into the river of love…
“Originally, my clan didn’t interfere with me and Qiong. Although Qiong didn’t have any background, her natural talent in the Martial Dao was extremely superb… However, later on, an accident caused Qiong’s Dantian to be damaged, and she lost all her Origin Energy. From that moment onwards, my clan started obstructing me and Qiong from meeting and wanted to separate us. They even took out that marriage contract to force me…
“Influenced by my rage, I left the clan… At that time, another bigger problem descended! Qiong actually wanted to leave me, just because she felt that since her cultivation was completely lost, she didn’t deserve me, and she lost all confidence… For the sake of allowing her to renew her confidence, I brought her far away to this Ancient City of Everlast and established the Eternal Jade Restaurant with her.”
As he spoke up to here, a slight smile appeared on Zhang Shou Yong’s face. “Here, I once again saw her smile. Even though she was still so uncertain.”
In next to no time, the smile on Zhang Shou Yong’s face transformed into a bitter smile. “However, what I never expected was that Xuan Chi would actually come to this Ancient City of Everlast in search of me…”