Chapter 898: Seeking Wealth from Danger!
Translator: EndlessFantasy Translation Editor: EndlessFantasy Translation
Very quickly, Qi Yu, the Peak Master of Wood Peak, learned from the mouths of Yang Ling and the two others that Duan Ling Tian’s innate ability had no effect on Nangong Chen.
In this regard, although he was slightly disappointed, he did not feel any sense of loss at all.
“Duan Ling Tian, if you really can’t do it, just admit defeat. I’m already very surprised by the fact that we from Wood Peak are able to obtain the second place in the Battle of the Five Peaks this time,” Qi Yu slight frowned as he told Duan Ling Tian through Voice Transmission.
“Don’t worry, Peak Master. I have a plan,” Duan Ling Tian replied.
Qi Yu nodded his head and did not say anything more.
However, his gaze was tightly locked on Nangong Chen. If he found out that Nangong Chen’s attack might cripple Duan Ling Tian or even take away his life, he would definitely interfere and save Duan Ling Tian.
Duan Ling Tian was the future of their Wood Peak. He could never lose him!
Under the watchful eyes of the crowd, Duan Ling Tian and Nangong Chen stood opposite each other.
“If there’s no accident, you’re no match for me!” Nangong Chen who was usually taciturn suddenly became much more talkative when he was faced with Duan Ling Tian. However, his face still remained cold, and his eyes stared at Duan Ling Tian calmly. No hints of feelings could be seen in them.
“You said so yourself, IF there’s no accident! Who knows, an accident might just happen just like that,” Duan Ling Tian replied nonchalantly while he calmly looked at Nangong Chen as well.
“I look forward to seeing it then!” Nangong Chen’s usually dull eyes lit up immediately.
Just as Nangong Chen’s words left his mouth, a dark light flickered in Duan Ling Tian’s eyes. A vast Spiritual Energy pierced into the Soul Brand deep inside his soul, and he cast his Soul Skill.
The Illusory Space appeared soundlessly. With Duan Ling Tian as the center, it shrouded the area within a radius of 100 meters. It enveloped Nangong Chen in it as well.
“Huh?” Nangong Chen raised his brows. He seemed to have felt something.
A wave of swift yet invisible Spiritual Energy instantly rose from his body and extended outwards. It smashed mercilessly into that Illusory Space, and it crumbled easily.
“Here it comes!” Duan Ling Tian’s gaze turned solemn. He could feel Nangong Chen’s Spiritual Energy.
Unfortunately, Nangong Chen’s Spiritual Energy immediately retracted just as he was about to make his next move. It left him with no chance to utilize it.
At this moment, Duan Ling Tian could only cast his Soul Skill again.
The Illusory Space reappeared once more.
When Nangong Chen extended his Spiritual Energy, the Illusory Space was destroyed again.
This time, Duan Ling Tian was a step closer to achieving his target, but he still failed in drawing out Nangong Chen’s Spiritual Energy. It left him a little helpless.
However, he did not plan to give up at all.
Thousand Illusions! Thousand Illusions! Thousand Illusions!
His Spiritual Energy constantly pierced at the Soul Brand deep inside his soul as he cast his Soul Skill to create the Illusory Space again and again.
“It’s useless.” Faced with Duan Ling Tian’s Illusory Space, Nangong Chen did not feel any pressure at all. His Spiritual Energy continued to extend out in quick succession and easily destroyed the Illusory Space that Duan Ling Tian created.
The Illusory Spaces were destroyed one after another. Under Duan Ling Tian’s intentional guidance, Nangong Chen’s Spiritual Energy slowly drew closer to him.
The group of Five Element Sect’s disciples who were watching was dumbfounded.
All that they could see was Duan Ling Tian and Nangong Chen standing over there glaring at each other without doing anything. Now that they suddenly heard Nangong Chen’s words, they could not help but be stunned by it.
“Don’t tell me Senior Brother Chen and Duan Ling Tian have already started their fight?”
“I-I guess so.”
“I think they must be using their Spiritual Energy to fight. Spiritual Energy is invisible so that’s probably why we can’t see anything.”
The group of Five Element Sect’s disciples discussed this animatedly. Although they found this match to be kind of boring, they still kept their eyes locked on the two of them.
They wanted to know who would emerge as the victor later.
On the contrary, those people who were Inscription Masters, like Tian Gu, were frowning deeply.
They could sense that Duan Ling Tian was continuously forging the Illusory Space again and again while Nangong Chen was destroying the Illusory Space that Duan Ling Tian created over and over again as well.
They could not help but find this strange. What was the purpose of Duan Ling Tian doing this?
If this continued to go on, Duan Ling Tian’s Spiritual Energy would soon be exhausted. Nangong Chen, on the other hand, would not be affected much because the consumption of his Spiritual Energy was not as high as Duan Ling Tian’s.
“Now!” Duan Ling Tian’s eyes lit up instantly. The Spiritual Energy that he stretched out had finally cut off a part of Nangong Chen’s Spiritual Energy before he brought it back and used it to probe the soul that was deep in his own mind.
Although Nangong Chen’s Spiritual Energy was free from its owner’s control, it dashed in every direction frenziedly the moment it entered a foreign place. It was absolutely out of control.
At the same time, Duan Ling Tian started to feel himself getting dizzy. It felt like the Spiritual Energy that was taken from Nangong Chen was trying to stretch open his head.
In just a blink of an eye, a sense of crisis started to spread throughout his entire body.
Even his own Spiritual Energy that was in the depth of his soul became restless and disturbed.
“Rebirth Pill…” However, Duan Ling Tian currently did not have the time to pay attention to any of that. Instead, he diverted his attention to the medicinal efficacy of the Rebirth Pill that was in the depth of his Dantian. He was trying to figure out if was there any movement.
At this moment, even Duan Ling Tian’s Origin Energy became agitated as if they could feel a massive threat. However, they had absolutely no way to resist it at all.
The Spiritual Energy that was obtained from Nangong Chen continued to wreak havoc in Duan Ling Tian’s mind. Like a wild bird that was trapped in a cage, it was very eager to make its escape.
Although Duan Ling Tian could just use his own Spiritual Energy to suppress this Spiritual Energy, he did not choose to do so at this moment.
This was because if he had done that, his plan would have fallen short.
At this moment, Duan Ling Tian’s body started to tremble violently. His forehead was clammy with cold sweat. In just a blink of an eye, sweat dripped down his face like rain.
The moment Nangong Chen saw this, he was bewildered.
The spectators below were stunned as well.
What was going on?
What was happening to Duan Ling Tian?
As the spectators stared at Duan Ling Tian who appeared to be out of line, confusion was written on their faces.
What they did not know was that Duan Ling Tian was going through an agony that no ordinary people could bear at this moment. His soul could be scattered into pieces at any time.
If his soul scattered into pieces, it meant that his entire body would become a shell without a soul.
Even if the Rebirth Martial Emperor was still alive, he would most likely call Duan Ling Tian a madman if he knew what Duan Ling Tian did today.
“YES! I’VE SUCCEEDED!”
After what seemed like a moment had passed — or maybe a whole century — a bright light flickered in Duan Ling Tian’s mind as he became aware of something. His mood lifted up instantly.
At the same time, the medicinal efficacy of the Rebirth Pill that was deep in his Dantian rushed out in a high speed and merged with his Origin Energy. It catalyzed his Origin Energy to activate like a lightning.
Nine Dragons War Sovereign Technique, Sword Dragon Form!
Without any hesitation, Duan Ling Tian hastily activated his mental cultivation method and guided this lightning-like Origin Energy to rush towards the bottleneck of the Seventh Level Void Interpretation.
“I guess I’ve let you run amuck long enough… Now go! Perish!” At the same time, Duan Ling Tian who could only feel his head becoming giddy, led his own Spiritual Energy that had been accumulating all this while and charged forward. It enveloped the Spiritual Energy that was obtained from Nangong Chen in just a blink of an eye.
The Spiritual Energy converged all of a sudden. In just a flash, it completely annihilated Nangong Chen’s Spiritual Energy.
“Huh?” Nangong Chen, who was standing from afar and was about to make his move, suddenly stopped himself because he could sense something. His brows furrowed together at once.
At this moment, he could feel a sharp pain coming from the depth of his soul. However, as fast as it came, the sharp pain vanished in just a second. It was as if it had never appeared in the first place.
“What’s going on?”
Nangong Chen’s brows twitched a little. He swept a glance towards Duan Ling Tian in the distance. His body had already stopped quivering, his face had begun to regain its colors, and his forehead had already stopped sweating. He knew that this must have something to do with what Duan Ling Tian was planning.
At this moment, with the Rebirth Pill’s medicinal efficacy as a catalyst, the Origin Energy in Duan Ling Tian’s body broke open the bottleneck that was leading to the Seventh Level Void Interpretation.
After the bottleneck broke open, tremendous changes began to happen in the Origin Energy in Duan Ling Tian’s body.
This kind of changes was like the transformation and elevation of his Origin Energy’s quality. Compared to the two breakthroughs that he had achieved before this, there was a world of difference between them!
“Yes, I’ve made a breakthrough!” Duan Ling Tian was extremely excited when he felt the majestic Origin Energy in his body after the transformation.
“Oh? It’s still ongoing?” Duan Ling Tian quickly noticed that after the Rebirth Pill’s medicinal efficacy had broken open the bottleneck of the Seventh Level Void Interpretation, it continued to rush forward in fury instead of stopping.
When the bottleneck leading to the Eighth Level Void Interpretation finally appeared, the Rebirth Pill’s medicinal efficacy finally slowed down and came to a halt before leaving the Origin Energy and returned to his Dantian once again.
The Origin Energy had also stopped becoming restless, and it had quieted down completely.
“Wow, that was a really a big gamble! Just another step and I can make a breakthrough to the Eight Level Void Interpretation!” After being stunned for a while, Duan Ling Tian burst out laughing immediately.
“I guess, the saying is pretty accurate. ‘Seek your wealth from danger’. Now that my cultivation base has made such a big leap, I guess all the hard work from before is quite worth it.” There was still a lingering fear in Duan Ling Tian’s heart as he thought about the situation earlier.
At that moment, the Spiritual Energy that was taken from Nangong Chen was just a step away from blowing his head apart. Moreover, it had almost destroyed his soul and killed him as well.
Now that he thought back about it, Duan Ling Tian could still feel a wave of chill creeping down his back. A cold sweat broke out on his body instantly.
“Huh?” Suddenly Duan Ling Tian seemed to have sensed something as his expression suddenly changed.
When he finally returned to his senses, he realized that Nangong Chen was already charging towards him at high speed.
Along with Nangong Chen was waves of vast khaki-colored energy that was intertwined with his body. It made him look like a massive earth behemoth.
Moreover, the earth behemoth had a total of 190 silhouettes of ancient horned dragons on top of his head. Like a lightning, it charged forward and opened its big and bloody mouth. It was as if it was about to swallow Duan Ling Tian in whole.
When Duan Ling Tian saw the cold eyes of Nangong Chen who was engulfed in the vast khaki-colored energy, he knew that he was about to launch his attack. He hastily activated his Soul Skill using his Origin Energy and forged an Illusory Space that shrouded the sky around them.
In the next second, Duan Ling Tian transformed into a gust of wind and quickly dodged to the side.
Just as he moved to the side —
Under the watchful eyes of the spectators, Nangong Chen stared fixedly at the place where Duan Ling Tian was standing at just a moment ago. There was nobody there. Nangong Chen gave out another forceful punch.
The punch landed on the space where nobody was present. Like a stone that fell into a calm lake, it set off waves and waves of ripples that spread out in all directions.