Chapter 398: Betrayal
Translator: KurazyTolanzuraytor Editor: Jay
The Martial Competition of the five great sects that was held every three years came to an end.
“Sect Leader Long, farewell!” Including the Seven Star Sword Sect, all the higher-ups of the other four great sects bid their farewells to the host, the Demonic Lotusblade Sect’s Leader.
Subsequently, the higher-ups and the disciples of the four great sects left the Martial Competition Courtyard and left the inner gorge of the demonic lotus gorge.
After a short moment, an enormous flying beast descended from the air.
At the beginning, when Duan Ling Tian heard the ear piercing howl of the wind in his ears, he thought it was Elder Peng who had arrived.
But when he raised his head up, he noticed that the flying beast that descended from the sky now was only a white crane the size of a small hill….
The crane was completely snow white, with a pair of eyes that revolved with a bright light; it was obviously a formidable demon beast.
Although the speed of the white crane was inferior to the Seven Star Sword Sect’s Grand Roc, Elder Peng, it wasn’t much slower, and in the blink of an eye it has descended onto the group before the group of Snow Moon Sect members.
“Sect Leaders, farewell.” The Snow Moon Sect’s Leader led the sect elders and disciples to ascend the back of the white crane, then cupped his hand to bid farewell to Linghu Jin Hong and the other sect leaders.
“Sect Leader Xue, take care.” Linghu Jin Hong lightly nodded as he smiled slightly.
Duan Ling Tian noticed that the Snow Moon Sect’s Liu Yue who was atop the white crane had a gaze that never left him all along, and this caused him to feel a wave of coldness in his heart as he thought smugly. “This woman wouldn’t have taken a fancy for me, right? I’m not interested in her.”
“Duan Ling Tian, I’ll come look for you to battle once I break through to the seventh level of the Nascent Soul Stage!” Suddenly, a voice transmission sounded in Duan Ling Tian’s ears.
It was Liu Yue’s voice!
“Be my guest.” Duan Ling Tian nodded indifferently and he didn’t take what Liu Yue said seriously.
Wait for Liu Yue to break through to the seventh level of the Nascent Soul Stage?
At that time, he’d probably already have broken through to the seventh level of the Nascent Soul Stage…
Relying on his acute Spiritual Force, Duan Ling Tian would able to sense clearly that Liu Yue had only just recently broken through to the sixth level of the Nascent Soul Stage… With Liu Yue’s natural talent, it would at least require spending another year or two to break through to the seventh level of the Nascent Soul Stage.
At that time, the distance between him and Liu Yue would only become further and further.
It was impossible for Liu Yue to catch up to him.
In next to no time, Duan Ling Tian’s eyes blurred as he saw a white light flash, and the demon beast white crane had already carried the group of Snow Moon Sect members to soar into the sky and conceal itself within the mist and clouds, vanishing before his eyes.
“Sect Leader, could it be that the white crane from before is similar to Elder Peng and is the Snow Moon Sect’s Guardian Revered Elder?” Duan Ling Tian asked Linghu Jin Hong curiously.
Linghu Jin Hong nodded. “More or less… However, that isn’t an ordinary white crane but a demon beast, Cloudsoar Crane, it’s the sect guarding demon beast of the Snow Moon Sect. In terms of strength, it’s not inferior to Elder Peng.”
Duan Ling Tian came to a sudden understanding.
At this moment, an enormous sound echoed out in the horizon and a black colored flowing light flashed through the sky, shooting straight towards the ground.
The figure of an enormous black colored eagle appeared!
This enormous eagle was completely pitch-black, with feathers that flickered with an inky black sheen. It’s sharp claws scored the ground, allowing it to be stable like a mountain, and its pair of incomparably keen eyes flickered with a fierce light.
“Hmm?” When Duan Ling Tian had just looked at the enormous eagle, he noticed the enormous eagle had noticed his gaze at the first possible moment and cold lights appeared within its keen eyes as it looked back at him.
Instantly, Duan Ling Tian felt a chill run down his spine, and he hurriedly withdrew his gaze, not daring to continue looking the enormous eagle in the eye.
After a short moment, the crowd of Mountain Split Sect members ascended the back of the enormous eagle under the lead of the Mountain Split Sect’s Leader.
“Duan Ling Tian, you can come be a guest in my Mountain Split Sect if you’re free in the future… My Mountain Split Sect will surely regard you as an honored guest!” The Mountain Split Sect’s Leader looked at Duan Ling Tian and a brilliant smile bloomed on his face.
“Of course.” Duan Ling Tian could sense that the Mountain Split Sect’s Sect Leader’s words were from the heart and without the slightest falsehood.
Duan Ling Tian had heartfelt admiration towards the Mountain Split Sect’s Leader’s bearing.
After all, during the Martial Competition today, Duan Ling Tian had successively defeated two Mountain Split Sect disciples, and one of them even had his legs fractured by Duan Ling Tian.
“Sect Leader Linghu, Sect Leader Lu, farewell!” The Mountain Split Sect’s Leader looked at Linghu Jin Hong and the Origin Convergence Sect’s Leader.
“Take care, Sect Leader Teng.” Linghu Jin Hong and the Origin Convergence Sect’s Leader replied.
The black colored enormous eagle charged into the sky while carrying the group of Mountain Split Sect members, transforming into a black colored bolt of lightning that merged into the horizon and disappeared.
“So swift!” Duan Ling Tian’s pupils constricted.
He noticed that the speed of this enormous eagle was even slightly swifter than the Snow Moon Sect’s Cloudsoar Crane…
“That’s the Mountain Split Sect’s sect guarding demon beast, Lightning Eagle, and its strength isn’t inferior to Elder Peng.” Linghu Jin Hong’s voice sounded out in a timely manner and it contained slight seriousness mixed within.
Duan Ling Tian nodded.
Duan Ling Tian’s thoughts spun and flashed through the memories of the Rebirth Martial Emperor, and he was able to find some records about the Lightning Eagle.
The Lightning Eagle was an extremely terrifying demon beast that possessed both offense and speed!
Allegedly, some Lightning Eagles with extraordinary talent even had the chance to break through to the Void Interpretation Stage when grown to the limit…
Of course, Lightning Eagles like these were extremely rare.
Right at this moment, two ear piercing howls of the wind sounded out as they whistled down from the horizon, with a speed that was so swift that Duan Ling Tian was unable to catch a glimpse of them.
When he raised his head, he hadn’t even seen anything when he felt two strong gusts of wind sweeping over, enveloping all the Seven Star Sword Sect and Origin Convergence Sect members present, causing the clothes on their body to flutter in the wind.
Meanwhile, two enormous figures descended onto the ground successively.
The enormous figure that descended the first had descended nearby Duan Ling Tian’s group.
“Elder Peng!” Duan Ling Tian’s gaze lit up. The enormous figure that appeared before him now was the Seven Star Sword Sect’s Sect Guardian Revered Elder, the Grand Roc.
Whereas on the side of the Origin Convergence Sect, another enormous figure had descended as well, with a speed that was only slightly slower than Elder Peng.
This was an entirely jade green vulture with a hideous and vicious appearance. Now, he was glaring fixedly at Elder Peng with a gaze that said it refused to concede defeat, and it ceaselessly waved about its vicious and terrifying head…
As if it was conveying something.
When faced with the vulture’s provocation, Elder Peng only glanced at it indifferently, then didn’t pay any attention to it, showing a bearing of a great figure.
This caused the vulture to be slightly angry from embarrassment, but it seemed to be afraid of Elder Peng and didn’t dare flare up.
“That’s the Origin Convergence Sect’s sect guarding demon beast, Jadefeather Vulture. Many years ago, it had once been taught a lesson by Elder Peng, so it’s always held a grudge… However, so many years have passed and its strength is still firmly surpassed by Elder Peng.” Linghu Jin Hong’s voice transmission entered into Duan Ling Tian’s ears and allowed him to understand.
So that’s how it is.
No wonder the vulture seemed as if it had seen its lifelong enemy when it saw Elder Peng, so there’s such a past between them.
“Let’s go!” Under the lead of Linghu Jin Hong, Duan Ling Tian and the others ascended onto the back of the Grand Roc.
“Hmm?” Duan Ling Tian followed right at the back, and when he ascended the Grand Roc, he’d noticed that Linghu Jin Hong’s personal disciple Huang Ji still stood on the spot without a movement at all.
Not only that, Duan Ling Tian also quickly noticed that under the lead of the Origin Convergence Sect’s Leader, the group of Origin Convergence Sect members had walked over.
“What’s going on?” When Duan Ling Tian was still bewildered, the group of Origin Convergence Sect members had gathered with Huang Ji.
“Sect Leader Lu, this is?” Meanwhile, Linghu Jin Hong and the others had noticed something was off, and Linghu Jin Hong frowned as he looked at the Origin Convergence Sect’s Leader.
“Go on.” The Origin Convergence Sect’s Leader didn’t reply to Linghu Jin Hong, and instead spoke indifferently to the nearby Huang Ji.
Linghu Jin Hong’s frown grew even deeper when he saw this scene.
In the next moment, a scene that exceeded Duan Ling Tian’s expectations appeared.
Huang Li knelt on the floor towards Linghu Jin Hong, then lowered his head and took a deep breath before saying in a low voice. “Master, forgive disciple for being unable to follow by your side in the future… I hope Master can forgive me!” Huang Ji’s words contained incomparably firm resolution.
Duan Ling Tian’s pupils constricted.
This Huang Ji wants to break off the relationship of the Master and disciple with the Sect Leader and betray the sect?
The expressions of Linghu Jin Hong and the others from the Seven Star Sword Sect all went grim.
Cold lights even appeared within the sharp eyes of the Grand Roc beneath their feet, and a terrifying imposing manner swept out to envelop Huang Ji as the Grand Roc stared at Huang Ji, suppressing Huang Ji to the point his face flushed red and his body started shivering.
Right at this moment, a formidable imposing manner extended out from the Origin Convergence Sect’s Leader, standing up to the Grand Roc’s imposing manner.
This allowed Huang Ji’s countenance to recover slightly.
“Huang Ji!” Ke Zhen who stood by Linghu Jin Hong’s side had an incomparably gloomy expression and he stared at Huang Ji with a gaze filled with coldness. “Did you forget who gave you everything these past few years… Where did your cultivation come from! Now, you actually want to betray the Sect Leader?”
“Don’t you have a conscience?!” As he finished speaking, Ke Zhen’s tone contained dense killing intent that was waiting for an opportunity to swallow Huang Ji.
Huang Ji’s figure trembled but didn’t say anything.
“Peak Master Ke Zhen, what you said is wrong… As the saying goes, a fine bird chooses a tree to nestle in. Since Huang Ji doesn’t want to continue being by Sect Leader Linghu’s side and doesn’t wish to continue staying in the Seven Star Sword Sect, then he naturally has his own thoughts.” An Origin Convergence Sect Elder looked at Ke Zhen and shook his head.
“Hmph!” Ke Zhen snorted coldly, and said with a voice that contained dense coldness. “It’s easy for you to say! Let me ask you, if the personal disciple you fostered yourself wanted to turn to my Seven Star Sword Sect now, what would you do? Could it be that you would be willing to send him to me Seven Star Sword Sect?”
The Origin Convergence Sect Elder was unwilling to admit his argument was inferior and said frankly, “So long as he can have a better future in the Seven Star Sword Sect, then I wouldn’t stop him.”
“What a good future it is!” Finally, Linghu Jin Hong spoke, his voice was clear and contained frightful rage mixed within.
“Huang Ji, have you thought it through?” Linghu Jin Hong’s gaze descended onto Huang Ji who knelt on the ground, and his calm gaze contained coldness and indifference as he said in a low voice. “I’ll give you a chance, if you really decide to betray me, your master, and betray the Seven Star Sword Sect…”
“Then from today onwards, take it as I’ve never taken you as my personal disciple! All ties between us will be broken off from today onwards!”