Chapter 384: Shocking The Entire Audience
Translator: KurazyTolanzuraytor Editor: Jay
Presently, it wasn’t only the Snow Moon Sect’s Sect Leader, even the gazes of the Sect Leaders of the other three great sects were all drawn by Duan Ling Tian.
Only because Duan Ling Tian was truly too dazzling!
“Sect Leader Linghu, this young man is also a disciple of your Seven Star Sword Sect that’s participating in the Martial Competition this time?” The Origin Convergence Sect’s Leader glanced at the Seven Star Sword Sect inner court disciple’s attire on Duan Ling Tian and asked Linghu Jin Hong with a surprised expression on his face.
“Sect Leader Linghu, this disciple of your Seven Star Sword Sect seems to only be 21 or 22 years old, right?” The Demonic Lotusblade Sect’s and Mountain Split Sect’s Sect Leaders looked at Linghu Jin Hong as well.
“He’s 22 this year.” Linghu Jin Hong lightly smiled as he nodded, and seeing that Duan Ling Tian was in confrontation with this Mountain Split Sect’s disciple, he was slightly puzzled as he asked. “Duan Ling Tian, you two are intending to spar?”
“Yes, Sect Leader.” Duan Ling Tian replied, then his gaze descended onto the Mountain Split Sect disciple, and a faintly discernible smile appeared on the corners of his mouth. “This Mountain Split Sect Senior Brother said I’m not worthy of the name ‘Duan Ling Tian,’ and wants to give me a new name…”
“What name?” Linghu Jin Hong was stunned, and he vaguely noticed that the atmosphere was slightly off.
“Let him explain himself.” Duan Ling Tian glanced indifferently at the Mountain Split Sect disciple, and a cold light flashed deep within his gaze.
The Mountain Split Sect disciple wasn’t afraid in the slightest as he said coldly, “Exactly, I want to change the name of this kid that doesn’t know how high the sky is and how thick the earth is… You’re not worthy of possessing the name Duan Ling Tian! You will be called Kneeling Ling in the future.”
The Mountain Split Sect disciple had only just finished speaking when Linghu Jin Hong’s expression froze and he frowned.
This Mountain Split Sect disciple had really gone too far!
Even if it was he who was only an outsider to the matter, rage couldn’t help but arise within his heart when he heard the humiliating words of this Mountain Split Sect disciples, let along Duan Ling Tian who was the concerned party. At this moment, flames of rage would surely be violently rising within him!
The expressions of Zheng Fan and Ke Zhen who sat by Linghu Jin Hong’s side were unsightly as well.
The Mountain Split Sect’s Sect Leader frowned, but in the end, he didn’t say anything.
The current Seven Star Sword Sect wasn’t the past Seven Star Sword Sect any longer, without any outstanding new blood, the Seven Star Sword Sect would sooner or later be surpassed and replaced by their four great sects…
The trace of fear that had just arisen within his heart was all gone.
The gazes of the Sect Leaders of the other three great sects descended onto Duan Ling Tian and were filled with interest.
They were able to sense the heavy atmosphere in the current scene.
“If you want to help change my name, then it will depend on if you have the qualifications.” Duan Ling Tian’s expression was calm as always, but the coldness in the depths of his eyes were practically at an extent they were difficult to restrain, and would surge out at any moment!
“I’ll let you know if I have the qualifications or not really soon.” The Mountain Split Sect disciple grinned complacently, not taking what Duan Ling Tian said seriously in the slightest. As for the composure Duan Ling Tian displayed currently, he’d noticed it, yet only thought the Duan Ling Tian was intentionally trying to mislead him.
“Then I’ll wait and see!” Duan Ling Tian’s eyes squinted, and he emitted battle intent that charged into the sky…
Presently, the Sect Leaders of the five great sects had no intention of stopping the conflict between Duan Ling Tian and the Mountain Split Sect disciple.
Today, was the day of the Martial Competition at any rate.
The content of the Martial Competition was mutual sparring between the disciples of the five great sects, a battle for supremacy. In the end, the strongest three would be decided, and they would obtain the prizes from the five great sects.
“Haha… Alright.” The Mountain Split Sect disciple glanced at this Sect Leader, and when he noticed the latter nodded at him with encouragement, his gaze descended onto Duan Ling Tian once again. Then he laughed loudly as his eyes emitted a slightly vicious intention.
Suddenly, a grade seven spirit saber appeared out of thin air within the hands of the Mountain Split Sect disciple, and Origin Energy suffused and raged atop it.
Instantly, 768 ancient mammoth silhouettes condensed into form above the Mountain Split Sect disciple…
The Mountain Split Sect disciple’s figure flashed out, as if he’d transformed into a cheetah that pounced towards Duan Ling Tian, and the grade seven spirit saber in his hand seemed to have transformed into the bloody mouth of a cheetah that fiercely bit at Duan Ling Tian.
The grade seven spirit saber of the Mountain Split Sect disciple carried with it the force to split open a mountain, and wind was gradually born everywhere he passed, as if he wanted to directly split Duan Ling Tian into half.
“Hmph!” When faced with the Mountain Split Sect disciple that was approaching menacingly, Duan Ling Tian’s gaze went slightly cold and the corners of his mouth curled into an expression of ridicule.
In an instant, Duan Ling Tian flashed out as well.
In a flash, Duan Ling Tian seemed to have transformed into a gale that moved up to meet the Mountain Split Sect disciple in battle.
Of course, he didn’t utilize his Wind Force.
This Mountain Split Sect disciple didn’t possesses the qualifications to make him utilize his biggest trump card…
At the same time that Duan Ling Tian dashed out, 600 ancient mammoth silhouettes appeared out of thin air, and they followed him to surge forward in the air…
“Fourth level Nascent Soul Stage!” At almost the exact instant that Duan Ling Tian dashed out, numerous similar exclamations of surprise echoed within the Martial Competition Courtyard.
The Sect Leader of the Seven Star Sword Sect, Linghu Jin Hong’s, hand trembled and the teacup in his hand was smashed within his grasp, yet he seemed to have not noticed it in the slightest as he stared blankly at the scene before his eyes.
Duan Ling Tian, fourth level Nascent Soul Stage?
How is this possible?!
If he didn’t see it with his own two eyes, Linghu Jin Hong would find it difficult to believe that this was all true.
What’s going on?
When did Duan Ling Tian break through to the fourth level of the Nascent Soul Stage?
Earlier, before Duan Ling Tian and the Mountain Split Sect’s disciple started the battle, he’d already planned in his heart that if Duan Ling Tian wasn’t a match for the Mountain Split Sect disciple, then once Duan Ling Tian was in mortal danger, he would make a move and save Duan Ling Tian at the first possible moment.
As far as he was concerned, Duan Ling Tian was the future of the Seven Star Sword Sect, and the loss of Duan Ling Tian was not allowed!
But the scene before him had completely exceeded his expectations.
Duan Ling Tian was actually a fourth level Nascent Soul Stage martial artist, and it was simple difficult to believe!
“This little fellow really deeply concealed his cultivation.” Zheng Fan, who sat beside Linghu Jin Hong, shook his head as he smiled bitterly.
Although he was slightly surprised, he wasn’t so shocked.
As far as he was concerned, no matter what miracle were to happen on Duan Ling Tian, it was nothing worthy of surprise.
Duan Ling Tian had always been a miracle himself.
“Duan Ling Tian is only at the age of 22, but his cultivation is at the fourth level of the Nascent Soul Stage? Such natural talent completely surpasses the most outstanding five great young masters of the current younger generation of the Azure Forest Imperial Kingdom!” Ke Zhen was shocked as well.
He was the Seven Star Sword Sect’s Phecda Peak’s Master, and had heard of Duan Ling Tian since a long time ago.
He’d known of Duan Ling Tian’s existence since Duan Ling Tian killed the Phecda Peak disciple, Shao Ying, on the Phecda Peak’s life and death arena.
Later on, Duan Ling Tian’s road to rising to fame had caused him to be inexplicably shocked.
Duan Ling Tian’s rise allowed him to see a light of hope for the Seven Star Sword Sect’s future… At that time, he’d firmly believed that so long as Duan Ling Tian was present, then the Seven Star Sword Sect would surely be able to continue its brilliance in the future.
Now, Duan Ling Tian had given him another pleasant surprise.
“I originally thought that this little fellow was only at the second level of the Nascent Soul Stage now, but I never expected that he’s instead at the fourth level of the Nascent Soul Stage…” Ke Zhen smiled bitterly, and at the same time, he was also delighted.
“No… No… Impossible… Impossible!” At almost the exact same time, within the nearby pergola, the pupils of Huang Ji and Meng Qiu constricted as their hearts surged with emotions, and they were unwilling to believe that everything before their eyes was true.
“Junior Brother Duan Ling Tian!” Zheng Song’s pupils similarly constricted as well, but his heart was filled with the joy of excitement.
His heart that was in his throat had finally come back down.
He believed that with the ability Duan Ling Tian had displayed in the past, since Duan Ling Tian was a fourth level Nascent Soul Stage martial artist now, defeating another fourth level Nascent Soul Stage martial artist was no difficult matter.
“Fourth level Nascent Soul Stage!” The surprised people weren’t only the group from the Seven Star Sword Sect.
The people from the other four great sects, from their Sect Leader and Elders to the disciples, were all dumbstruck.
“His natural talent surpassed the five great young masters.” The Snow Moon Sect’s Liu Yue, the only female disciple from the five great sects that was present here, shot her incomparably complicated gaze at Duan Ling Tian.
A 22 year old fourth level Nascent Soul Stage martial artist…
In terms of natural talent, it was sufficient to easily devastate all the five great young masters!
“Hmm?” At this moment, even the Saber Young Master, Long Yun, who’d always had his eyes closed as he sat there without the slightest movement had opened his eyes in a rare moment.
There seemed to be a ball of flame jumping about within Long Yun’s eyes…
Presently, his gaze just happened to have descended onto Duan Ling Tian.
“Such a young fourth level Nascent Soul Stage martial artist? Interesting, interesting…” Long Yun’s brows raised and the corners of his mouth curled into an indistinct arc, and it was difficult to perceive what his feelings were at this moment.
The reactions of everyone present were practically stirred up the instant Duan Ling Tian made his move.
Right when all the spectators were feeling incomparably shocked towards the strength Duan Ling Tian revealed, Duan Ling Tian’s opponent, the Mountain Split Sect disciple, was dumbstruck as well.
“He’s at the fourth level of the Nascent Soul Stage as well? How could this be possible?!” Although he was unwilling to believe this, when he saw the speed Duan Ling Tian charged at him wasn’t inferior to his own, he didn’t dare dally in the slightest as the Origin Energy on the grade seven spirit saber in his hand skyrocketed before it whistled out and descended.
This saber strike carried the might to split a mountain, desiring to chop Duan Ling Tian into half… He didn’t hold back in the slightest!
At this moment, even if he wanted to hold back, he wouldn’t be able to.
Duan Ling Tian was a fourth level Nascent Soul Stage martial artist just like him, and if he were to hold back, then the loser would surely be him.
“The might of your saber isn’t bad… But unfortunately, your saber skill hasn’t reached a high level.” An indifferent voice sounded out from Duan Ling Tian’s mouth, causing the expression of the Mountain Split Sect disciple to become gloomy, and he revealed an extremely fierce sheen in his eyes as the grade seven spirit saber in his hand fiercely descended. “Die!!”
“You’re overestimating yourself!” The corners of Duan Ling Tian’s mouth curled into a sneer, and he even couldn’t be bothered to utilize his grade six spirit sword and only casually withdrew a grade seven spirit sword of low quality.
Sword Drawing Arts!
The sword was like a bolt of lightning as it flashed out directly.
In terms of speed, the sword in Duan Ling Tian’s hand was much faster than the saber in the Mountain Split Sect disciples hand…
The Sword Drawing Arts stressed upon extreme speeds.
Amongst the martial skills under the heavens, only speed is undefeatable!
Duan Ling Tian had always deeply believed this.
The sword strike that was swift to the limit intercepted the saber in the hands of the Mountain Split Sect disciple.
At this moment, another 168 ancient mammoth silhouettes appeared beside the 600 ancient mammoth silhouettes above Duan Ling Tian…
The strength of 768 ancient mammoths vs the strength of 768 ancient mammoths!