Chapter 587: Mo Xuan
Translator: KurazyTolanzuraytor Editor: Jay
King Yong was the number one expert of the Darkstone Empire since over 10 years ago, an existence who was halfway into the Void Interpretation Stage.
Now that over 10 years had passed, no one would believe it if it was said that King Yong hadn’t stepped into the Void Interpretation Stage yet.
“Looks like Duan Ling Tian has obtained a fortuitous encounter again after leaving alone this time.” Luo Zhan glanced at Chen Shao Shuai who was beside him and sighed.
“Perhaps… We can’t shut ourselves out from the outside world and cultivate. We ought to go take a look at the outside world.” Chen Shao Shuai’s eyes flashed as he spoke slowly.
Meanwhile, along with Duan Ling Tian withdrawing his Spiritual Force, the illusory space formed from the soul skill, Thousand Illusions, vanished into nothingness, and Zhong Nan who Duan Ling Tian had pushed off the combat ring recovered at this moment.
When he felt the strange gazes the converged onto himself from the surroundings, he knew that he’d lost, completely lost. When he recalled the scene from before, Zhong Nan realized at the first possible moment that all of that was an illusion, it was just like a dream.
“Thank you.” Zhong Nan nodded to Duan Ling Tian and lightly smiled before ascending another combat ring.
A seventh level Void Prying Stage combat ring master had just been born on that combat ring.
When he saw Zhong Nan ascend the combat ring, the seventh level Void Prying Stage combat ring master directly admitted defeat, and it was equivalent to cupping his hands and giving it to Zhong Nan.
“This Zhong Nan is interesting.” Duan Ling Tian’s brows raised.
He naturally knew why Zhong Nan thanked him earlier, and it was none other than because he’d shown mercy.
After all, he was completely able to kill Zhong Nan earlier, but he didn’t do so.
To Duan Ling Tian, he didn’t have any deep enmity with Zhong Nan, whereas, from beginning until the end, Zhong Nan had never revealed killing intent towards him. So there was no need for him to kill Zhong Nan.
Meanwhile, there was still another combat ring where two seventh level Void Prying Stage martial artists were battling intensely.
After a short moment, one of them became the combat ring master.
But the person had just become the combat ring master when a figure that was like a bolt of lightning lightly descended into the combat ring.
This was a green clothed young man around the age of 35, and his ordinary face seemed as if someone owed him money.
“He Long has finally ascended to a combat ring!”
“He Long is publicly acknowledged to be ranked number two in the younger generation of our Darkstone Empire, his cultivation is at the first level of the Void Initiation Stage, and he has even comprehended first level Wind Concept!”
“He ought to enter the battles by now as well.”
The surrounding crowd of spectators discussed animatedly, whereas that seventh level Void Prying Stage martial artist that had just become the combat ring was obviously a young genius of the Darkstone Empire as well, and his face became slightly grim when he saw He Long.
“I admit defeat.” In the end, he obediently leaped of the combat ring.
Up to this point, a combat ring master had appeared in each of the nine combat rings.
Amongst the nine combat rings, the Azure Forest Imperial Kingdom had occupied three of them.
The Darkstone Empire occupied three as well, and they were occupied by He Long, Zhong Nan, and Gao Yu Hai respectively.
Gao Yu Hai was precisely the scholarly young man that had lost at the hands of Long Yun, and he ascended to another combat ring later on to become a new combat ring master.
Amongst the three remaining combat rings, one of them was occupied by a young genius from a top sect in the Darkstone Empire, the Unswerving Sect.
The other two people were respectively from two Imperial Kingdoms under Darkstone Empire.
“If no one challenges the nine great combat ring masters in the next ten breaths of time… Then the nine combat ring masters will be considered to have been determined. At that time, if someone ascends to the combat rings again, that person can only compete for the honor of being the number one young genius in the Darkstone Empire!” King Yong stood up from his seat, and his voice was like a loud bell as he spoke with a deep voice.
The scene became deathly silent, and it bustled with noise and excitement after a short moment.
“It has finally come to the competition for the number one young genius in the Empire… But, it’s probably without suspense.”
Along with the discussions of the spectating crowd, the gazes of many people shot onto a corner of the combat rings, and a black clothed young man that stood there.
The black clothed young man stood there resting his mind with his eyes closed.
Duan Ling Tian followed along the gazes of everyone to look over. “He’s the number one young genius in the younger generation of Darkstone Empire?”
The black clothed young man was a little over 30, and his age looked to be even younger than He Long and Zhong Nan.
The young man had sword shaped brows and starry eyes with a face that seemed to have been carved by a blade and was extremely flawless.
“It’s time for Mo Xuan to make a move.”
“Mo Xuan is the pride of our Darkstone Empire… Amongst the ten people that are leaving from our Darkstone Empire, he’d most likely to obtain the qualification to participate in the Martial Competition of the Ten Dynasties!”
“Mo Xuan is the number one young genius in the younger generation of Darkstone Empire, and he’ll surely win over extremely great honor for our Darkstone Empire!”
The surrounding crowd of spectators were extremely excited, and they were filled with confidence towards the black clothed young man.
“He’s called Mo Xuan?” Duan Ling Tian’s brows raised, and then his Spiritual Force stretched out intending to determine Mo Xuan’s cultivation.
But his Spiritual Force hadn’t approached Mo Xuan when he noticed the Spiritual Forces from before were coiled around nearby Mo Xuan.
“Looks like I can only inspect his cultivation after he ascends the combat rings later.” Duan Ling Tian thought in his heart.
In next to no time, Duan Ling Tian realized that he already had no need to inspect Mo Xuan’s cultivation.
Mo Xuan moved, and some of the spectators didn’t see Mo Xuan’s movements clearly at all, whereas Duan Ling Tian and the other young geniuses only saw a black colored bolt of lightning flash by.
Subsequently, Mo Xuan had appeared in high above in the sky above the nine combat rings, and he stood there in midair.
His eyes gradually opened up as well.
Mo Xuan’s eyes weren’t an ordinary black pupil, but were instead closer to gray in color, and it looked to be extremely deep and serene, to the point it caused others to easily become lost within it.
Meanwhile, four lifelike ancient horned dragon silhouettes appeared in the sky above Mo Xuan and coiled down.
“Third… Third level of the Void Initiation Stage!”
“Mo Xuan has broken through again?”
The surroundings were in an uproar as they were shocked by the cultivation Mo Xuan revealed now.
“Third level of the Void Initiation Stage!” Duan Ling Tian’s heart was greatly shocked as he stared blankly at Mo Xuan.
Mo Xuan looked at be around 32 or 33 at most, yet his cultivation had already completely surpassed the numerous young geniuses of Darkstone Empire.
“Eh? There’s a type of aura on his Mo Xuan that I feel slightly familiar to… It’s as if I’ve felt it somewhere.” Suddenly, Duan Ling Tian’s face tightened as he carefully recalled yet was unable to unable to recalled where he sensed this type of aura in the end.
This aura was filled with gloominess and ruthlessness.
Of course, Mo Xuan had restrained it within his body, and it was difficult for an ordinary person to notice it.
“This Mo Xuan probably has acquired some fortuitous encounter as well to possess his current cultivation.” Duan Ling Tian thought to himself.
Not to mention the Cloud Continent, even if it was the entire Darkstone Empire, and Darkhan Dynasty, they were all only a remote little kingdom.
An existence like this appearing in a remote little kingdom was an extremely shocking thing by itself.
If Mo Xuan didn’t acquire fortuitous encounters, then it was practically impossible.
“He’s Mo Xuan?”
“The number one expert in the younger generation of the Darkstone Empire, he really does deserve his reputation!”
“Third level of the Void Initiation Stage… Mo Xuan isn’t 35 yet, right?”
No matter if it was the representatives of the various powers and Imperial Kingdoms on the high platform, or the group of young geniuses below the platform, everyone sighed emotionally.
Vast Origin Energy was like a ball of flames on Mo Xuan’s body as it enveloped him within.
Right at this moment, strands of material violet colored energy appeared on the Origin Energy on Mo Xuan’s body, and another three ancient horned dragon silhouettes appeared in the sky above him.
Seven ancient mammoth silhouettes spiraled downwards with imposing auras that shot into the sky like rainbows.
“Third level Lightning Concept!” Many people couldn’t refrain from exclaiming in shock.
Mo Xuan, the number one expert in the younger generation of Darkstone Empire, possessed a cultivation at the third level of the Void Initiation Stage and had comprehended third level Lightning Concept.
“Does any one of the nine of you want to challenge me?” Mo Xuan stood in mid air as he spoke slowly, and his cold voice carried along extreme overbearingness.
For a time, the nine combat ring masters on the combat rings looked at each other, and in the end, no one dared challenge Mo Xuan.
Challenging Mo Xuan was simply courting death!
Third level of the Void Initiation Stage and third level Lightning Concept was sufficient to make everyone, including Duan Ling Tian, go no further.
“Looks like the outcome is already decided… There’s nothing exciting left to see.”
“Mo Xuan is too strong, and he’s utterly not on the same level as the other nine combat ring masters… The other nine great combat ring masters don’t even have the courage to fight him.”
“Third level Void Initiation Stage, third level Lightning Concept… Mo Xuan’s strength can even compare with the experts from the older generation!”
Many people from the surrounding crowd were slightly disappointed.
Mo Xuan had revealed such a formidable strength, so the honor of being the number one young genius in the Empire undoubtedly belonged to him.
“Duan Ling Tian, you aren’t challenging Mo Xuan as well?” Zhong Nan looked at Duan Ling Tian and asked via voice transmission.
Even when he recalled it now, he still felt a lingering fear in his heart towards Duan Ling Tian’s ability.
At that moment, his life seemed to be completely controlled in the hands of Duan Ling Tian, and it was at the mercy of Duan Ling Tian.
He didn’t doubt it in the slightest that if Duan Ling Tian wanted his life at that moment, then he would die for sure!
Duan Ling Tian smiled bitterly when he heard Zhong Nan.
Challenge Mo Xuan?
Not to mention Mo Xuan himself was an existence at the third level of the Void Initiation Stage, and it was far from something the soul skill, Thousand Illusion, that he executed with his Spiritual Force was able to affect, even Mo Xuan’s third level Lightning Concept was sufficient to easily obliterate the illusory space constructed by his soul skill.
His soul skill, Thousand Illusions, had numerous restrictions, and it wasn’t all-powerful!
It was completely useless before Mo Xuan.
“I’m not a match for him.” Duan Ling Tian lightly shook his head as he replied via voice transmission.
Zhong Nan came to a sudden understanding.
Subsequently, Duan Ling Tian’s gaze descended onto the Origin Energy on Mo Xuan’s body.
More precisely speaking, he was staring with concentration at the violet colored energy contained in Mo Xuan’s Origin Energy, his Lightning Concept.
The third level Lightning Concept caused the lightning energy to possess bolts of lightning leaping about within it, and if one didn’t observe carefully, it would be impossible to notice.
“Lightning…” Unknowingly, Duan Ling Tian wan entranced, and his entire body and soul was immersed within Mo Xuan’s Lightning Concept.
At this moment, he seemed to have pulled open the layer upon layer of mist to discover the profundity of lightning by a step further.
“So that’s how it is.” In the end, Duan Ling Tian returned to his senses, and a smile appeared on his face.
“They all say that experience is the best teacher, and the facts are really like this… With my experience today, I have a new comprehension towards lightning, and my Tempest Point will surely be able to achieve the Perfection Stage in a short amount of time!” Duan Ling Tian was extremely confident towards this.
If he wanted to achieve the Perfection Stage in Tempest Point, then he must first comprehend Advanced Lightning Force.