Chapter 825: The Person That Wants To Take Duan Ling Tian As His Master
Translator: KurazyTolanzuraytor Editor: JayC
The wave of ridicule in the surroundings entered into Zi Shang’s ears, and it caused Zi Shang’s expression to be unsightly and livid.
“The possessor of the number 8 token, Ou Chen!” Because Ye Ling had fought Su Li, Zi Shang could only choose Ou Chan.
Ou Chen had a casual expression as he similarly felt that Zi Shang only looked the part but was useless.
Along with a black flame brand appearing between Zi Shang’s brows, another 80 ancient horned dragon silhouettes appeared once again in the sky above him, and they bared their fangs and brandished their claws while emitting an imposing manner that shot into the sky like a rainbow.
However, no one was surprised now, and most people looked at Zi Shang with ridicule as if they were waiting for Zi Shang to lose face once more.
But in next to no time, the pupils of these people couldn’t help but constrict.
Because, not only had Zi Shang revealed a strength at the sixth level of the Void Interpretation Stage, he’d even utilized it.
With a single strike, he’d heavily injured Ou Chen!
After spitting out a few mouthfuls of blood successively, Ou Chen fainted directly before being taken away by the representative of the Darchu Dynasty.
This time, all the voices that questioned Zi Shang had stopped abruptly.
“Hmph!” Zi Shang looked around at the surroundings and grunted coldly, and he seemed to be announcing his displeasure.
No matter what, the strength at the sixth level of the Void Interpretation Stage revealed mightily by Zi Shang to defeat Ou Chen with a single move had still shocked many people.
“What secret technique is that? It’s too abnormal!”
“No wonder Vice Fort Master Ning took him as a personal disciple. So it turns out that he possesses such a strong ability.”
“As expected of the personal disciple of Vice Fort Master Ning, he’s really extraordinary!”
The various voices of ridicule towards Zi Shang had vanished, and only a wave of praise remained.
“These people really change quickly.” Su Li frowned.
Duan Ling Tian smiled indifferently. “They’re just a group of fence sitters that will sway wherever the wind blows… So there’s no need to care about them.”
Zi Shang had heavily injured Ou Chen, causing Ou Chen to lack the ability to continue battling.
It was even to the extent that even though Ou Chen had recovered slightly after consuming the grade three Life Recovery provided by the Skywolf Fort, he didn’t recover completely.
In this way, Ou Chen could only take the ninth place in the martial competition.
Ye Ling easily obtained the number 8 token without a fight, and it caused her to feel as if she was dreaming.
All of this was given to her by Zi Shang.
Ye Ling’s eyes revealed heartfelt fear when she glanced at Zi Shang.
After a short moment, when she recalled how she’d been defeated by Duan Ling Tian, Su Li, and Feng Tian Wu, whereas she knew she wasn’t a match for the other three.
She had a decision in her heart, and she looked at Ning Can. “Vice Fort Master Ning, I’m willing to be ranked eighth in the martial competition.”
At this moment, the tenth, ninth, and eighth of the martial competition had been decided upon.
The fourth round of the selections continued.
Right when Duan Ling Tian, the possessor of the number 1 token intended to ascend the arena, Su Li had called out to him.
“What?” Duan Ling Tian looked at Su Li with a bewildered gaze.
Meanwhile, Su Li didn’t answer Duan Ling Tian but looked at Ning Can who was high above in the sky and spoke frankly. “Duan Ling Tian challenges me in this round, and I admit defeat!”
Ning Can nodded.
Duan Ling Tian laughed bitterly instead and looked at Su Li. “Why’re you so anxious? I haven’t challenged quite a few people.”
“If you ascend the arena, you’ll surely not challenge me and Tian Wu… Besides that, I want to concentrate on watching you and those three fellows in battle.” The meaning within Su Li’s words was obvious, he wanted to decide his ranking first before properly watching the battles between Duan Ling Tian and the other three fellows.
As for those three fellows, they were naturally Qi Feng, Qin Kong, and Ta Mu, and all of them were existences at the fourth level of the Void Interpretation Stage.
Subsequently, it was Feng Tian Wu’s turn.
“I challenge the possessor of the number 6 token, Su Li, and I admit defeat.” Perhaps she was influenced by Su, but Feng Tian Wu didn’t ascend the arena and directly admitted defeat to Su Li.
There was a difference of the strength of 10 ancient horned dragons between her and Su Li, and coupled with the outstanding Composite Chain Sword possessed by Su Li, she didn’t have the slightest confidence when facing Su Li.
Subsequently, the possessors of the number 3, 4, and 5 tokens successively challenged Feng Tian Wu who’d just obtained the number 6 token, and when facing existences that were even more formidable than Su Li, Feng Tian Wu didn’t ascend the arena and directly admitted defeat.
Since Su Li felt he was inferior to Qi Feng, Qin Kong, and Ta Mu, their rankings rose up by one position.
Qi Feng obtained the number 2 token.
Qin Kong obtained the number 3 token.
Ta Mu obtained the number 4 token.
As for Su Li, he instead obtained the number 5 token.
Feng Tian Wu obtained the number 6 token.
Zi Shang obtained the number 7 token.
This was the temporary rankings.
Duan Ling Tian ascended the arena, and his gaze locked onto Ta Mu. “I challenge the possessor of the number 4 token.”
After a short moment, Ta Mu flew out to stand in confrontation with Duan Ling Tian.
“Duan Ling Tian, you look gentle and frail, so you should hand over the number 1 token… Otherwise, I won’t f*cking show mercy!” Ta Mu grinned, and he seemed honest and straightforward, yet his eyes were filled with strands of bright lights.
“That will depend on if you have the ability.” Duan Ling Tian spoke indifferently.
Needless to say, Ta Mu’s strength wasn’t bad, and it was at least able to be considered not bad when compared to Ye Ling who’d just fought Duan Ling Tian. Not only had Ta Mu’s strength broken through to the fourth level of the Void Interpretation Stage, he’d even comprehended a third level Void Interpretation Concept.
But unfortunately, Ta Mu wasn’t an Inscription Master.
Because of this, under Duan Ling Tian’s soul skill, Thousand Illusions, Ta Mu was directly defeated by Duan Ling Tian.
Ta Mu had lost without knowing what had happened, and he had a puzzled expression. “I… I’ve lost?”
Right when the surrounding spectators were slightly speechless, Ta Mu wiped the bloodstains on the corners of his mouth and looked at Duan Ling Tian with glowing eyes as he spoke with an honest expression. “Duan Ling Tian, take me as your disciple… Teach me that ability you just used to defeat me earlier. How about it?”
“I’m not interested.” Duan Ling Tian glanced indifferently at Ta Mu before returning to Feng Tian Wu and Su Li’s side.
But Ta Mu followed them. “Master, Master… I’ve decided that I’ll follow you from now on! I’ll surely learn your ability.”
“F*ck off!” Duan Ling Tian frowned and shouted out with a stern voice, and then his frown eased up as he paid no further attention to Ta Mu.
“Ta Mu!” Right at this moment, the representative of the Daryuan Dynasty, the old man with a robust figure soared into the sky and swiftly arrived by Ta Mu’s side before smacking Ta Mu on the back of his head.
After he slapped Ta Mu, the robust old man looked at Duan Ling Tian. “I hope you can forgive Ta Mu if he caused any disturbance to you.”
Duan Ling Tian nodded.
“I’m not leaving, I’m not leaving… I want to follow Master, I want to follow Master!” Ta Mu, who was dragged off by the old man, shouted out ceaselessly as he persisted, and he was entirely like an ignorant and unruly child.
This scene caused the spectators in the surroundings to be slightly speechless.
Duan Ling Tian was speechless when he heard Ta Mu repeatedly calling him ‘Master.’
Why don’t I know when I took Ta Mu as a disciple?
“Brother Ling Tian, I think it’s rather good even if you take this fellow as your disciple… In the future, you’ll have someone to serve by your side.” Zhang Shou Yong joked.
Duan Ling Tian rolled his eyes angrily at Zhang Shou Yong who was taking pleasure at this misfortune. “Big Brother Zhang, if you want, you can go take him!”
“I want to as well… But the problem is I’m beneath his notice.” Zhang Shou Yong laughed bitterly.
Ta Mu had a similar age as him yet possessed a strength that far surpassed him, so asking Ta Mu to take him as master would undoubtedly be as difficult as ascending the heavens.
After this trouble stirred up by Ta Mu, the atmosphere at the scene changed slightly.
Ta Mu’s intention of wanting to take Duan Ling Tian as Master looked to be a strange situation that caused one to not know whether to laugh or cry, yet everyone present knew clearly that the reason Ta Mu acted in that way was entirely because of Duan Ling Tian’s unfathomable ability.
That ability was something that even they were filled with curiosity and yearning to.
When some of the representatives of the Dynasties looked at Duan Ling Tian with concentration, their eyes were filled with greed, and they seemed as if they wished for nothing more than to capture Duan Ling Tian and interrogate him to find out about the secret of that unfathomable ability.
“Duan Ling Tian, that ability similar to a soul skill that you executed… Could it be that it’s your Innate Ability?” Suddenly, a familiar voice sound out by Duan Ling Tian’s ears, and it was precisely Sword 13’s voice.
Duan Ling Tian as stunned. “What was that?”
Under his wonder, Duan Ling Tian flashed through the memories of the Rebirth Martial Emperor and finally found out what an Innate Ability was.
It was a unique and innate ability possessed by Variants formed from the union and humans and demon beasts, and it relied on Spiritual Force and possessed various forms. Some were similar to soul skills, some were similar to secret techniques.
Duan Ling Tian laughed bitterly in his heart.
He knew that Su Li’s master had taken him to be a Variant formed from the union of a human and demon beast.
“Perhaps, it isn’t bad to be a Variant sometimes… At the very least, I don’t have to worry about someone coveting my soul skill, Thousand Illusion, or even do something crazy.” Duan Ling Tian thought in his heart and quickly made a decision.
“Senior, you actually know of Innate Abilities?” Duan Ling Tian look at Sword 13 and evaded the question via a voice transmission of slight surprise.
On the other hand, when Sword 13 heard Duan Ling Tian’s words, he naturally thought that Duan Ling Tian had approved tacitly.
Moreover, besides that, he was really unable to contemplate what Duan Ling Tian had relied on to execute an ability similar to a soul skill.
After all, in Cloud Continent, only special demon beasts with extraordinary natural talent were capable of possessing various soul skills before attaining the Emperor Stage through their soul brands.
The Emperor Stage was the Martial Emperor Stage and Demon Emperor Stage’s general name.
Only when human martial artists attained the Martial Emperor Stage would they be able to rely on their Spiritual Force to execute Spiritual Force abilities similar to soul skills against their enemies.
Besides Sword 13, the Empyrean Temple’s Hui Ming and Hui Jing and the Emotion Severing Sect’s Master, Pei An, had a similar thought.
“Do you know the origins of Duan Ling Tian?” Pei An asked Zhang Yan with a low voice.
“Yes.” Zhang Yan nodded. “He’s from the lowest Kingdom in the Darkhan Dynasty that I was from, and he can be said to be someone from a completely humble origin.”
The lowest Kingdom under a Dynasty?
Of humble origins?
“A person from a tiny Kingdom possesses such attainments before the age of 30… Unless a person like this is a Variant or perhaps obtained some sort of great fortuitous encounter, otherwise it’s practically impossible.” Pei An muttered to himself.
Besides that, as far as he was concerned, a great fortuitous encounter wasn’t something easily obtained!
So he practically ascertained that Duan Ling Tian was a Variant! A Variant born from the union of a human and demon beast!