Chapter 804: Waiting For The Prey To Arrive
Translator: KurazyTolanzuraytor Editor: JayC
Right when Duan Ling Tian was prepared to welcome the energy of earth, he strangely noticed that an aged figure had suddenly appeared ahead.
When he looked carefully, the owner of this figure was actually the Vice Fort Master of Skywolf Fort, Ning Can!
Presently, Ning Can stood there while looking at Duan Ling Tian with an amiable expression as if he was looking at a junior he was very fond of.
“Congratulations for being the first to completely the first phase of the selection in the Illusory Crypt… Now, you can choose one of these three rewards.” After Duan Ling Tian stopped, Ning Can lightly smiled and said, “This first, a grade three spirit weapon. The second…”
Ning Can hadn’t finished speaking when Duan Ling Tian’s expression went grim, and then he flew out to actually pass through Ning Can’s body and continue flashing forward.
At the same time, Ning Can’s body gradually dispersed as if it had never appeared.
“Dammit! I actually didn’t notice that it was an illusion created by an Inscription Formation at the beginning.” Duan Ling Tian’s face sank slightly as he continued flashing forward.
At this moment, he didn’t dare dally and hurriedly stretched out his Spiritual Force, and he didn’t forget to search every corner as he moved forward.
Earlier, he’d placed all his thoughts on the energy of earth, and he’d utterly never thought of anything else. So he couldn’t help but be stunned when he saw Ning Can appear before him.
Logically speaking, it was impossible that Ning Can would appear here!
After all, Ning Can had clearly announced the rules of the second round of the selections outside the Illusory Crypt a while ago, and there was no distribution of rewards while halfway through the crypt.
So after Duan Ling Tian stopped for a while, he completely reacted to what was going on. It was an illusion formed by an Inscription Formation with the sole purpose of confusing him and wasting his time.
“Never mind… Even though I’ve wasted a little bit of time, probably everyone would fall for that scene from before. I was fooled and the others won’t be any better.” Duan Ling Tian ceaselessly consoled himself, and he still felt that he ought to be able to be the first to arrive at the end of the Illusory Crypt and obtain the number 1 token.
After flying forward for a period of time, Duan Ling Tian’s Spiritual Force shook, and it caused his brows to be unable to refrain from raising as he sneered. “Another Inscription Formation!”
After a short while, Duan Ling Tian’s Spiritual Force had temporarily turned off the Inscription Formation that he’d just noticed.
“Another Inscription Formation that’s capable of constructing an illusory realm!” After his Spiritual Force fused into the Inscription Formation, Duan Ling Tian discovered the exact effect of the Inscription Formation at the first possible moment.
So long as one entered into it, then this type of Inscription Formation would trigger an illusory realm at the first possible moment, yet now, Duan Ling Tian had utilized his Spiritual Force to temporarily turn the Inscription Formation off beforehand, so he didn’t have to face this unknown illusory realm.
“I can save quite a bit of time this time… I’m determined to obtain that number 1 token!” Duan Ling Tian took a deep breath and continued flying forward at full speed.
Subsequently, he detected a few Inscription Formations that could create illusory realms beforehand and turned them off temporarily beforehand, thus allowing him to save a great deal of time.
“Perhaps my speed if inferior to those young geniuses at the third level of the Void Interpretation Stage or above… But with the assistance of my Spiritual Force, I’m practically moving freely within this Illusory Crypt, and they ought to not be faster than me.” Duan Ling Tian thought in his heart. “Now, probably only Zi Shang is capable of threatening me in this second round of the selections.”
“After all, an old fellow is hiding within his body… Even though it’s only a strand of an incomplete soul, yet that old fellow’s lifetime worth of experiences can’t be underestimated.” Duan Ling Tian, who possessed the two lifetimes worth of memories of the Rebirth Martial Emperor, naturally knew how extensive the experience of an existence that seemed to be at the Martial Emperor Stage was.
“Moreover, Zi Shang will probably allow that old fellow to control his body while traversing this Illusory Crypt… With that old fellow’s experience, he’ll probably be able to easily see through the later illusory realms, and only the forces of nature at the beginning would be able to slightly obstruct his footsteps.” Duan Ling Tian took a deep breath as he felt extremely great pressure.
“Hmm?” Suddenly, Duan Ling Tian who took another corner in the passageway had suddenly seen light appear ahead, and it caused his eyes to be unable to refrain from lightning up.
“Is that…the exit?” Without the slightest hesitation, Duan Ling Tian continued forward. Of course, he didn’t forget to use his all-pervasive Spiritual Force to open the way.
As expected, his Spiritual Force noticed two Inscription Formations successively. One of them was an Inscription Formation that constructed an illusory realm, whereas the other Inscription Formation contained the force of the Earth.
“I never imagined that the Inscription Formation that possessed the force of the earth would actually appear here… I’ve arrived at the exit.” Duan Ling Tian’s face was suffused with a brilliant smile as he looked at the exit that was right before his eyes.
When he approached the exit, a spacious crypt was reflected in Duan Ling Tian’s eyes, and it ought to be the so-called Illusory Crypt, whereas, the rays of light had precisely descended down from above the crypt. Obviously, that was where the exit was located.
“It ought to be the combat arena up there.” Duan Ling Tian thought to himself.
Duan Ling Tian seemed to have transformed into a bolt of lightning that charged out of the passageway and entered the spacious crypt before stopping himself firmly.
When he couldn’t help but turn around to look, he noticed that another few tens of passageways led to this place.
“These passageways ought to be the passageways the other young geniuses are in… Where are those number tokens?” Duan Ling Tian thought in his heart as his gaze started searching all over the crypt, and then he noticed a stone platform nearby on the right.
The stone platform was extremely spacious with 50 tokens arranged nearly on it, and every single token had its own number.
Duan Ling Tian’s figure flashed out like a ghost to arrive before the 50 tokens, and he noticed the number 1 token with a glance before casually picking it up.
“Looks like I’m the first person to pass through the Illusory Crypt.” After Duan Ling Tian put away the number 1 token, his gaze lit up before he soared up into the sky to arrive nearby the exit of the Illusory Crypt, yet he didn’t leave directly.
Duan Ling Tian who stood in the sky concealed himself in the nearby mist, and his fierce gaze stared at the other 49 passageways.
Suddenly, faint killing intent suffused his face.
The reason he didn’t impatiently take the number 1 token and leave was because he wanted to do something that he impatiently wanted to carry out.
He wanted to kill Zi Shang!
Zi Shang had contracted enmity with him in the Azure Forest Imperial Kingdom all those years ago. Later on, they encountered each other in the Darkhan Dynasty and the conflict between them escalated to the point it seemed that it wouldn’t end until one of them died.
Especially after he found out that the incomplete soul of an expert that seems to be at the Martial Emperor Stage was hidden within Zi Shang’s body, Duan Ling Tian even more clearly felt the extremely great threat that Zi Shang posed.
He kept having the feeling that if Zi Shang was allowed to continue living, then Zi Shang would sooner or later become a great calamity!
With the assistance of the incomplete soul of the expert that seemed to be at the Martial Emperor Stage, Zi Shang’s future path would surely be completely smooth, and he might have the chance to become a Martial Monarch or even a Martial Emperor.
All of this was something he wasn’t willing to see happen.
“Zi Shang, this Illusory Crypt is your doom.” Duan Ling Tian muttered.
Just like this, Duan Ling Tian waited in the spacious crypt, and his gaze locked onto the other 49 passageways that led here as Zi Shang would emerge from one of these passageways.
“Unfortunately, I don’t know which passageway Zi Shang is in… Otherwise, I could consider taking the initiative to go in myself!” Duan Ling Tian’s eyes flashed as he thought in his heart.
Outside the exit that was nearby Duan Ling Tian was precisely the sky above the combat arena in the outer fort.
At this moment, besides Ning Can who’d always been waiting here, Feng Wei and the representatives of the various Dynasties that had followed Feng Wei to the entrances of the Illusory Crypt had returned as well.
The group of experts of the older generation stood in the sky as they stared concentratedly at the exit of the Illusory Crypt, and the exit was suffused with an expanse of white mist that caused them to be unable to clearly see what was below.
It was even to the extent that even their Spiritual Force was unable to penetrate through it. Obviously, a special Inscription Formation was positioned there.
“I wonder who’ll obtain the number 1 token,” said many people.
Including the two Vice Fort Masters of Skywolf Fort, Sword 13, and Saber 5, all the experts of the older generation slightly anticipated to see who would be the first to leave the Illusory Crypt.
At this moment, they were utterly unaware that a violet clothed young man that could exit at any moment was standing in midair by the side of the exit since a long time ago.
“He’s really slow.” Duan Ling Tian who stood in the sky near the exit that was coiled by mist for over ten breaths of time, yet still hadn’t noticed Zi Shang, couldn’t help but frown.
Finally, Duan Ling Tian noticed that there was movement in one of the passageways that led here, and waves of swift howls of the wind sounded out from there.
A figure instantly flashed into the crypt, and it drew Duan Ling Tian’s gaze at the first possible moment.
“Zi Shang!” As he looked at the familiar face that had a black colored flame brand between its brows, the corners of Duan Ling Tian’s mouth curled into a cold smile as his gaze stared fixedly and locked onto this person that he’d been waiting for a long time for.
Meanwhile, Zi Shang had already arrived nearby the pile of tokens, and his face went grim when he saw that there was one less token.
“Where’s the number 1 token? There’s actually someone that’s faster than me?” An aged, hoarse, and ghastly voice sounded out from Zi Shang’s mouth, and it was filled with disbelief, as if it didn’t believe that someone was capable of passing through the Illusory Crypt before him.
At the first possible moment, Duan Ling Tian was able to determine that the current Zi Shang was possessed by that soul that seemed to belong to a Martial Emperor Stage expert.
“Old fellow!” Duan Ling Tian laughed coldly when he heard Zi Shang, and he completely revealed his figure that was concealed at the side of the mist that coiled around the exit.
At the same time, a broken stone tablet appeared in his hand.
Inscribed on the stone tablet was dense and complicated words that were difficult to understand, and it caused one to be unable to wrap one’s head around their meaning.
Duan Ling Tian’s cold laugh had just sounded out when Zi Shang had already turned around, and his pair of dim eyes flashed with a trace of fear.
“Kid, it’s actually you… How could you have possibly been faster than me?” The aged and hoarse voice was filled with disbelief.