Chapter 817: Baldy? Monk?
Translator: KurazyTolanzuraytor Editor: JayC
The young man’s pupils constricted as he revealed an expression of disbelief.
After all, even the senior that passed down the Artic Withersword to him had only cultivated it to the Mastery Stage, whereas, this young man that was only 28 years old actually said that he’d already cultivated the Artic Withersword to the Perfection Stage?
“When his sword struck, the aura of withering extremely easy entered into the sword in my hand before instantly making its way into my hand… Perhaps he has really cultivated the Artic Withersword to the Perfection Stage!” The young man took a deep breath before leaving.
The surrounding spectators in the sky above the combat arena were in an uproar.
“I’d once heard of the Artic Withersword… It’s an extremely formidable low grade Heaven Rank sword skill. Once one is swept by the unique withering aura within it, one’s entire life would wither before transforming into a piece of rotten flesh!”
“Duan Ling Tian has actually cultivation the Artic Withersword to the Perfection Stage, it’s truly unbelievable!”
“Yes, even if it’s only a low grade Heaven Rank sword skill, it’s practically impossible to cultivate it to the Perfection Stage without a few tens of years of bitter cultivation… Duan Ling Tian’s natural talent in martial skills can be said to be heaven defying!”
Everyone exclaimed successively with admiration, and all of them were shocked by Duan Ling Tian’s attainments in the Artic Withersword.
Only Duan Ling Tian knew that the reason he was capable of executing the Artic Withersword at the Perfection Stage was because during the two lifetimes the Rebirth Martial Emperor had experienced, he’d seriously studied this sword skill.
It was precisely because of this that Duan Ling Tian who’d fused with the memories of the Rebirth Martial Emperor could be said to be extremely skillful in the execution of the Artic Withersword, and it was extremely easy.
If it was any other martial skill, Duan Ling Tian might not be able to achieve this.
“Big Brother Duan, you actually know the same sword skill as him.” After Duan Ling Tian returned to her side, Feng Tian Wu spoke out in astonishment.
“Duan Ling Tian, how long have you cultivated this sword skill for?” Sword 13 asked with a serious expression, and his eyes flickered with a bright light as if the person before him wasn’t a man, but a rare treasure.
“Master, Duan Ling Tian hadn’t comprehended Void Interpretation Concept one year ago.” Duan Ling Tian hadn’t opened his mouth when Su Li had already spoken.
A Heaven Rank martial skill required Void Interpretation Concept before it could be successfully executed, and this was an iron law that had been passed down in Cloud Continent since ancient times.
“He cultivated a Heaven Rank sword skill to the Perfection Stage in less than a year?” Saber 5 exclaimed in a low voice, and he looked at Duan Ling Tian as if he was looking at a monster.
It wasn’t only him, even Feng Wu Dao and Long Yun who’d always been in conflict with Duan Ling Tian used similar gazes to look at Duan Ling Tian.
This comprehension ability was already unable to be described with the word ‘freak,’ and it was simply monstrous. Moreover, he was a monster that could disregard convention!
“You’re simply born to be a sword cultivator!” Sword 13 sighed.
Saber 5’s eyes went completely red with envy when he heard Sword 13.
Even though he’d known since long ago that even if Duan Ling Tian joined the Blade Sect, Duan Ling Tian would surely enter the House of Swords.
Yet now, after he witnessed Duan Ling Tian’s comprehension ability, he couldn’t help but feel envious, as compared to Duan Ling Tian, the other geniuses were simply trash!
He looked at Duan Ling Tian, and then looked at his own disciple.
Saber 5 became more irritate the more he thought about it, and he smacked Long Yun on the back of the head before he berated. “Trash! You piece of trash!”
Long Yun shrunk to the side with a feeling of grievance. “What did I do? I was just standing there quietly, yet suffered a slap.”
Duan Ling Tian and the others couldn’t help but burst into laughter when they saw Saber 5’s actions.
“The third round of the selections has ended. The fourth and final round of the selections will be carried out tomorrow at the same time… At that time, the specific rankings of the top ten will be decided upon!” Ning Can withdrew his cold and fierce gaze that had descended onto Duan Ling Tian before sweeping his surroundings with his gaze and speaking in a clear voice.
As soon as he finished speaking, he brought Zi Shang along and left.
Feng Wei brought Lu Yong along to follow closely behind him.
As for the other people, they dispersed after taking another look at Duan Ling Tian.
During these past two days, the person that was the biggest focus of attention was undoubtedly Duan Ling Tian. He first obtained the number 1 token in the second round of the selections, then he even revealed a comprehension in martial skills that caused everyone to be shocked.
Duan Ling Tian disregarded the fact that he’d become the center of everyone’s discussions, and he seemed to be accustomed to it.
The second day arrived.
All the representatives and young geniuses of the ten Dynasties including Duan Ling Tian had arrived at the sky above the combat arena at dawn, and they waited for the two Vice Fort Masters of Skywolf Fort to make an appearance.
After a short moment, Ning Can and Feng Wei made an appearance with Zi Shang and Lu Yong following closely behind them to arrive in the sky above the combat arena.
“The fourth and final round of the selections in the Martial Competition of the Ten Dynasty’s will he held today.” Ning Can swept the surroundings with his gaze as he spoke with a clear voice.
“According to their ranking, the young geniuses that’re ranked in the top 10 are able to obtain different rewards given by our Skywolf Fort… So I hope that the ten young geniuses can do their best!” Ning Can continued.
Instantly, the gazes of the ten young geniuses, including Duan Ling Tian, lit up.
Presumably, the rewards of the Skywolf Fort wouldn’t be anything ordinary.
“After the martial competition comes to an end today, the representatives of the ten Dynasties present here will similarly be able to obtain rewards given by our Skywolf Fort… Of course, their rewards are completely different.” Ning Can continued.
The representatives of the various Dynasties had expressions of anticipation when they heard this.
Especially the Emperor of the Darkhan Dynasty, he smiled to the point his eyes narrowed. Four members of the Darkhan Dynasty had entered into the top 10 of the martial competition this time, so the reward of the Darkhan Dynasty would presumably be the most abundant.
“The rules of the fourth round of the selections is still one which required the possessor of the number 1 token to issue a challenge, and the possessor of the number 1 token can challenge anyone from the possessor of the number 2 token and above…and so on and so forth. The possessor of the number 10 token doesn’t have the power to issue a challenge and can only be challenged.”
“Once a challenge fails, the tokens of the challenger and the challenged will be exchanged… This will go on until no one wants to challenge or accept a challenge, then the specific rankings of the top 10 will be according to the number token in their possession.” Ning Can said slowly, “Besides that, when someone who’d just undergone a battle was challenged once more right away, he can use resting as a reason to refuse!”
Duan Ling Tian’s brows raised as he looked at the number 1 token in his hand, and he revealed a brilliant smile on his face.
Looks like this number 1 token is of great use in the fourth round of the selections.
No one was capable of issuing a challenge towards the person that possessed the number 1 token, and the possessor of the number one token could only challenge another.
Of course, Duan Ling Tian knew clearly as well that if he wanted to obtain first in the Martial Competition of the Ten Dynasties, then he must always keep this number 1 token in his possession.
In other words, he had to challenge the other nine people and win nine times successively before being able to obtain the first in the Martial Competition of the Ten Dynasties!
“Is there anything you don’t understand?” Ning Can swept his gaze around, and then his eyes squinted as he spoke in a low voice.
All the young geniuses shook their heads in unison.
Presently, besides Duan Ling Tian and the other young geniuses that had obtained the qualifications to participate in the fourth round of the selections, the young geniuses that were eliminated and survived from yesterday were present as well.
But they didn’t have the chance of entering the arena today, and they could only act as spectators to witness the competition between the possessors of the top 10 tokens.
“Since it’s like this, I announce…” Ning Can was just about to announce that the fourth round of the selections would begin when he suddenly seemed to have noticed something, and his voice stopped abruptly.
Subsequently, he suddenly raised his head to look high above in the sky, and his gaze went slightly cold as he shouted out in a grim voice. “Who is it that actually dares to trespass in my Skywolf Fort!!?”
Feng Wei had raised his head along with Ning Can, and he stared high up into the sky with a cold and fierce gaze.
Early on before Ning Can had raised his head, Duan Ling Tian noticed that Sword 13 and Saber 5 had already raised their heads to look into the sky, and he’d followed along with them to look up.
“Buddha be praised… Vice Fort Master Ning, this humble monk has been impolite.” Right when everyone in the sky above the combat arena raised their heads to look into the horizon, a bald middle aged man that wore a large and red vestment suddenly walked out from behind the clouds and mist in the horizon.
There were six dots on the head of the bald middle aged man.
“This is…a monk?!” Duan Ling Tian was stunned as he looked at the bald middle aged man before him.
The appearance of this bald middle aged man was too familiar to him, as didn’t the monks from the earth of his previous life who abstained from meat and chanted with prayers possess an appearance like this?
At this instant, Duan Ling Tian couldn’t help but arouse a feeling of intimacy, and it was for nothing else but the monk that had appeared before his eyes.
“So there are monks in this world as well… Right, when Senior protected me from Feng Wei and Dongguo Lei, he seemed to have mentioned baldies to Feng Wei. Could it be that he was speaking about monks?” For a time, Duan Ling Tian couldn’t help but recall the scenes when Dongguo Lei and Feng Wei had come looking for him, and he clearly remembered what Sword 13 had said to Feng Wei that day.
“According to my knowledge besides our Blade Sect, those baldies know as well…” This was what Sword 13 had said.
At that time, Duan Ling Tian hadn’t connected the baldies Sword 13 spoke of with monks.
Of course, this was because of Duan Ling Tian’s preconceived perception.
If it was in the earth of his previous life and someone mentioned baldies in front of him, he would think of monks at the first possible moment.
But on Cloud Continent of his current lifetime, he’d never seen a monk in the past, and he’d never even heard of the existence of monks.
At this moment, as he looked at the bald middle aged man in a vestment, Duan Ling Tian realized that it turned out that monks existed in this world.
Moreover, they weren’t ordinary monks.
“Baldy Hui Ming, you really came at the right time… Aren’t you going to make those two baldies behind you make an appearance?” Sword 13 looked at the middle aged monk that had just moved out from behind the clouds and mist and spoke indifferently.
“Vice Sect Master Sword, this humble monk is honored.” Hui Ming wasn’t angry when being insulted as a baldy by Sword 13, and he pressed his palms together before bowing, then his figure moved to descend down.
At the same time, another middle aged monk and a young monk appeared behind him and followed closely behind him.
For a time, three monks had become the center of all attention.