Chapter 838: Duan Ling Tian Is Missing!
Translator: KurazyTolanzuraytor Editor: JayC
After all, even when he witnessed the battle between Sword 13 and the two Vice Fort Masters of Skywolf Fort, even though he was unable to see their figures extremely clearly, he was still capable of catching it slightly.
Yet now he was utterly incapable of catching Duan Ling Tian’s figure.
In the next moment, he saw Duan Ling Tian who held the broken stone tablet while his ghastly violet colored hair fluttered appeared by the side of a Skywolf Fort elder that was fleeing.
Subsequently, Duan Ling Tian’s other hand flapped out, causing a deep and terrifying black colored energy to sweep out and descend onto the elder, instantly annihilating him, and then Duan Ling Tian vanished in the next instant.
Bang! Bang! Bang! Bang!
Similarly casual punches struck out, and then other four elders that hadn’t fled far where chased up one by one by him before being killed easily.
Duan Ling Tian struck so swiftly that the roiling energy of the heavens and earth was even unable to condense completely.
“Ling Tian!” Right when Duan Ling Tian killed the final elder, Feng Wu Dao who heaved a sigh of relief looked at Duan Ling Tian and cried out.
Duan Ling Tian vanished on the spot, and when he appeared once more, he’d already arrived before Feng Wu Dao.
“Ling Tian, how…?” Feng Wu Dao who just intended to ask Duan Ling Tian why he suddenly possessed such a terrifying strength stopped speaking abruptly.
Because the present Duan Ling Tian was staring at him with scarlet and deep eyes that caused him to feel a chill run down his spine.
It wasn’t just that, Duan Ling Tian’s hand was even raised up high with strands of dark black colored energy coiled around it, and it emitted an aura that caused Feng Wu Dao to feel terror that came from the bottom of his heart.
This action of Duan Ling Tian’s was extremely familiar to Feng Wu Dao as Duan Ling Tian had killed those five elders in this exact manner.
“Ling Tian, it’s me… Uncle Feng!” As he looked at Duan Ling Tian’s palm that seemed as if it would descend at any moment, a chill ran down Feng Wu Dao’s spine as his forehead broke out in cold sweat, and he couldn’t help but speak out hastily.
He didn’t doubt in the slightest that he would be dead once Duan Ling Tian’s palm descended!
Meanwhile, Feng Wu Dao realized something, Duan Ling Tian seemed to have lost all reason.
“His eyes have become scarlet red, and his hair has become violet… Ling Tian, what exactly has happened to you?” Feng Wu Dao was extremely puzzled in his heart.
“Uncle… Uncle Feng?” Finally, Duan Ling Tian opened his mouth with difficulty as he slowly spat out a few words, whereas the scarlet red in his eyes seemed to show signs of dispersion.
“Right, I’m Uncle Feng, Feng Wu Dao.” When he saw Duan Ling Tian reacting and has gradually put down his raised hand, causing the terrifying and mysterious black colored energy to disperse, Feng Wu Dao heaved a sigh of relief.
Meanwhile, his back was completely drenched with cold sweat.
In his eyes, the present Duan Ling Tian was even more terrifying that all those Vice Fort Masters combined!
“Uncle… Uncle Feng…” There was still slight confusion within Duan Ling Tian’s eyes as he shook his head lightly. He seemed to be recalling something, and his expression seemed to be one of slight pain.
“Ling Tian, what happened to you?” Feng Wu Dao noticed something was amiss, causing his expression to go grim, and in the end, his gaze descended onto the broken stone tablet in Duan Ling Tian’s hand.
He had an extremely strange feeling that all the changes that occurred on Duan Ling Tian ought to be related to this stone tablet.
This stone tablet wasn’t unfamiliar to Feng Wu Dao.
During the Darkhan Dynasty’s Martial Competition that day, Duan Ling Tian had used this exact stone tablet to counter Zi Shang’s secret technique.
During the fourth round of the selections today, Duan Ling Tian had even utilized this stone tablet to make Zi Shang lack even the courage to ascend the arena.
When he thought up to here, Feng Wu Dao slowly stretched out his hand with the intention of taking away the broken stone tablet in Duan Ling Tian’s hand as he wanted to see if Duan Ling Tian would return to normal upon losing the stone tablet.
But Feng Wu Dao had only just stretched out his hand when he noticed an extremely cold and gloomy aura assault him instantly, and It completely enveloped him.
“I… I have no ill intent…” Feng Wu Dao withdrew his hand hastily when he saw Duan Ling Tian turn hostile instantly and look coldly and indifferently at him.
Only now did he realize that he shouldn’t have done that.
Because at this moment, the scarlet color in Duan Ling Tian’s eyes grew even deeper, and the black colored aura emitted by him even caused the surrounding air to become cold.
Suddenly, Duan Ling Tian raised his hand as the terrifying black colored energy coiled on his palm, and it seemed as if it would descend onto Feng Wu Dao at any moment.
Feng Wu Dao’s nerves were strained as cold sweat flowed from his forehead, and his heart was filled with a perturbed feeling.
He knew that his movement of wanting to take the broken stone tablet away from Duan Ling Tian had completely and utterly enraged Duan Ling Tian who’d lost all reason.
“Uncle… Feng… Uncle Feng…” Right when Feng Wu Dao thought Duan Ling Tian would strike his palm down onto him, he noticed that Duan Ling Tian spoke once more, and it caused him to be unable to help but heave a sigh of relief.
“Ling Tian, I…” Feng Wu Dao was just intending to patiently lead and guide Duan Ling Tian to the point of recovering his reason when he noticed Duan Ling Tian had vanished before his eyes and vanished without a trace.
“Ling Tian!” Feng Wu Dao’s face went grim as he hurriedly glanced towards his surroundings, yet in the end, he didn’t notice Duan Ling Tian’s tracks and even didn’t know which direction Duan Ling Tian had headed off to.
“Sh*t! Ling Tian has lost all reason now. If he wanders randomly in this Foreign Lands, then I’m afraid his life will be in danger!” Feng Wu Dao’s expression became anxious as he looked towards the surroundings, yet he was at a loss about what to do.
In the end, he could only search nearby, yet he was unable to notice any trace of Duan Ling Tian after searching for a long time, and he could only give up.
Dusk descended when Feng Wu Dao returned to the place the Skywolf Fort elders were annihilated, and he noticed the group from the Blade Sect had come over as well.
“Father!” Feng Tian Wu moved over to greet Feng Wu Dao when she saw him. “Father, where did you go? What exactly happened here? Who killed these elders?
“I even saw Ta Mu’s corpse, and only Big Brother Duan’s whereabouts are unknown! Do you know where he went?” Feng Tian Wu’s beautiful face was filled with anxiousness as she was most worried about the safety of Duan Ling Tian and her father earlier.
Because she noticed that Ta Mu and the six elders had died.
Now, when she saw her father unharmed, yet didn’t see Duan Ling Tian, she couldn’t help but be even more worried about Duan Ling Tian’s safety.
Feng Wu Dao glanced at the seven corpses that lay scattered on the plains when he heard this, and then he was just about to speak when Sword 13, Saber 5, and the others had come over.
“When I chased over, I noticed the corpses of Ta Mu and the six elders… I didn’t see Ling Tian. I went searching in the surroundings for a while yet didn’t notice any trace he left behind.” Feng Wu Dao sighed.
As far as he was concerned, the incident from before was too peculiar.
Especially the strength Duan Ling Tian revealed after undergoing that ‘unusual change,’ and it was absolutely a strength that surpassed the Void Transformation Stage and even possibly attained the Martial Monarch Stage.
Moreover, all of this seemed to be related to the mysterious broken tablet.
Besides that, according to what he reckoned, it was extremely likely that the reason the four Vice Fort Masters of Skywolf Fort had moved out in unison and came for Duan Ling Tian was for the sake of that broken stone tablet.
Perhaps they’d found out about it from Zi Shang.
It was precisely because of this that after some careful consideration, Feng Wu Dao had decided to conceal everything he saw, as he would be able to protect Duan Ling Tian better like this.
Otherwise, once the secret of the mysterious stone tablet was exposed, perhaps even the Blade Sect would be tempted by it and do something bad to Duan Ling Tian.
“What?!” Feng Tian Wu was terrified to the point her beautiful face went pale when she heard this. “Why did such a thing happen? Where could Big Brother Duan have gone?”
Su Li and Zhang Shou Yong stood nearby with worried expressions as well.
Sword 13 sighed after hearing what Feng Wu Dao said. “I’ve inspected those seven corpses, and Ta Mu ought to have been killed by the elders of Skywolf Fort… As for the elders of Skywolf Fort, they were killed by the same expert!”
“Based on the distance the corpses of these six elders are distributed and the traces on their corpses… That experts speed was extremely swift and even far surpasses me!” When he spoke up to here, Sword 13 took a deep breath before he said, “Moreover, the Spatial Rings on the corpses of those six elders are still there, and that expert obviously looked down upon their possessions.”
“So, according to my estimation… It’s extremely likely that it was a Martial Monarch Stage expert that killed the six elders of Skywolf Fort before taking Duan Ling Tian away!” Sword 13 finished speaking in a single breath.
A Martial Monarch Stage expert!
As soon as Sword 13 said this, besides Saber 5 who was prepared since long ago, the pupils of everyone including Feng Wu Dao couldn’t help but constrict, and they had astounded expressions.
Feng Wu Dao was like this because he was shocked by Sword 13’s deduction.
Never had he imagined that Sword 13’s thoughts would be meticulous to this extent of being able to determine from the corpses of the six elders that it was a Martial Monarch Stage expert that killed the six elders.
“The strength of Ling Tian after he underwent that ‘unusual change’ is indeed a strength that only a Martial Monarch Stage expert can possess. But I keep having the feeling that exploding out with a strength like that isn’t the slightest bit beneficial to Ling Tian!” Feng Wu Dao’s heart couldn’t help but be filled with worry when he thought of how Duan Ling Tian looked after losing all reason.
“Big Brother Duan was taken away by a Martial Monarch Stage expert?” The worry of Feng Tian Wu’s face grew deeper when she heard Sword 13. “Then what should we do now? How do we find that Martial Monarch Stage expert and rescue Big Brother Duan?”
“Tian Wu.” Sword 13 shook his head. “You’re in a state of disorder from being too worried… If Duan Ling Tian was really taken away by a Martial Monarch Stage expert, then he ought to be fine. It isn’t only that, he might even obtain a great fortune.”
“Yes.” Su Li deeply agreed with his master’s words. “If that Martial Monarch Stage expert wanted to harm Duan Ling Tian, then Duan Ling Tian would surely have faced a similar end as those six elders…”
“Logically speaking, it’s impossible for a Martial Monarch Stage expert to kill a few elders of Skywolf Fort for no reason or rhyme, but since he made a move, it’s most probably for the sake of saving Duan Ling Tian.”
“Since he saved Duan Ling Tian, how could be possibly harm Duan Ling Tian?”