Chapter 899: The First Place of the Individual Battle Stage!
Translator: EndlessFantasy Translation Editor: EndlessFantasy Translation
At the same time, a flurry of boundless and majestic hurricanes swept burst out from the center of Nangong Chen’s fist. It was so strong that the spectators’ robes were fluttering as well.
Some of the Five Element Sect’s disciples with a lower cultivation base had to retreat, and they had no choice but to squint their eyes.
Before the crowd could figure out what happened, they saw Duan Ling Tian who had moved aside earlier suddenly made a lightning-like move before he planted a palm on Nangong Chen’s back and sent him flying in the air.
After Nangong Chen was sent flying, his body quivered and with a “Barf!”, he threw up a mouthful of blood. His face instantly turned ghastly.
The moment the spectators saw this, they erupted in a great commotion.
“Senior Brother Chen didn’t notice that Duan Ling Tian had already dodged to the side earlier. He didn’t even notice Duan Ling Tian at his back when he snuck up to attack him!”
“Looks like Senior Brother Chen was distracted by Duan Ling Tian’s innate ability too!”
The faces of the group of Five Element Sect’s disciples became very solemn immediately.
“D-Did this Duan Ling Tian make a breakthrough?” Tian Gu, the Peak Master of Earth Peak’s mouth twitched. Horror could be seen on his face.
Earlier, Duan Ling Tian had used his Spiritual Energy to forge the Illusory Space many times. It was successfully broken away by Nangong Chen’s Spiritual Energy every single time.
From the very start, he could feel it very clearly.
However, when Duan Ling Tian forged the Illusory Space earlier using his Spiritual Energy again, his Spiritual Energy could feel that Duan Ling Tian’s Spiritual Energy had been elevated to a whole new level.
For this reason, it was impossible for Nangong Chen to notice the Illusory Space that Duan Ling Tian had created, let alone using his own Spiritual Energy to smash it open.
Many other Five Element Sect’s elders who were also Inscription Masters had noticed this as well.
As they continued their discussions, the fact that Duan Ling Tian had made his breakthrough started to spread around. Soon enough, everybody knew what was going on earlier.
“Damn it! This Duan Ling Tian actually had a breakthrough?” Hu Fei stared coldly at Duan Ling Tian. His face was extremely dark.
At first, he thought that Duan Ling Tian would be defeated in Nangong Chen’s hands. However, to his astonishment, Duan Ling Tian managed to complete his breakthrough during the crucial moment and managed to overpower Nangong Chen in just one swoop.
“What Chen’er was worried about is correct… We really can’t treat Duan Ling Tian using common sense!” Guo Chong, the Sect Leader of Five Element Sect, sighed. However, he did not seem unhappy at all.
Although Gold Peak did not manage to obtain the first place in the Battle of the Five Peak this time, it did not seem like it affected him much.
“This Duan Ling Tian is indeed very strong,” Nangong Yi, who was standing by the side, had a very gloomy expression on his face. He furrowed his brows as he continued, “However, I noticed that when he cast his attack earlier, the amount of energy contained in his Origin Energy does not look like it’s in the Eight Level Void Interpretation. It’s more or less like mine instead.”
“His cultivation base had only just made a breakthrough to the Seventh Level Void Interpretation. As for his Spiritual Energy, I think it must be a level higher than his cultivation base.” A gleam flashed across Guo Chong’s eyes as he muttered, “If I guessed correctly, he must have consumed a soul enhancing spirit fruit previously. That was the cause of his Spiritual Energy being a level higher than his cultivation base.”
“Ah, so his Spiritual Energy is at the Eighth Level Void Interpretation… No wonder,” Nangong Yi gasped when he heard this.
When Huang Daniu saw how Duan Ling Tian severely injured Nangong Chen and obtained the final victory, Huang Daniu burst out laughing and shouted, “Haha! Good job, Duan Ling Tian!”
The eyes of Qi Yu, Yang Ling, and Ke Zheng brightened too.
It had never crossed their minds that Duan Ling Tian would be able to complete his breakthrough at the very crucial moment and defeat Nangong Chen in just one blow.
Although they were surprised, they could not stop the joy that they were feeling as well.
At this moment, the injured Nangong Chen was still trapped in the Illusory Space, but he no longer made any move. Instead, he stood in midair as he slowly asked, “Y-You’ve made a breakthrough?”
It was apparent that Nangong Chen had also noticed that he had fallen into the Illusory Space.
Duan Ling Tian moved his thoughts and retracted the Thousand Illusions immediately. He looked at Nangong Chen as he replied nonchalantly, “It’s luck.”
After the Illusory Space disappeared, Nangong Chen looked at Duan Ling Tian and announced earnestly, “Luck or not, you’ve won!”
After he finished saying that, he did not wait for Duan Ling Tian’s reply. Nangong Chen returned to Guo Chong in a flash and bowed to him. “I’m sorry to disappoint you. Please punish me, Master.”
“You’ve done your best. It’s just that your opponent is too strong this time,” Guo Chong shook his head. His eyes landed on Duan Ling Tian as he smiled, “Duan Ling Tian, you’re very good. With you in Wood Peak, it’ll definitely rise again! I’m looking forward to seeing that.”
“You flatter me, Sect Leader,” Duan Ling Tian responded with a smile.
With his current cultivation base, he did not dare to slack before the Sect Leader of Five Element Sect.
“Qi Yu, Wood Peak is really lucky this time!” Guo Chong smiled as he turned his attention to Qi Yu.
The moment Qi Yu heard this, an unusually bright smile appeared on his face.
“I didn’t expect that Duan Ling Tian from Wood Peak would win first place in the Battle of the Five Peaks’ individual battle stage!”
“With his innate ability, he’ll definitely win the first place of the team battle too! Looks like this time, Wood Peak is going to rank higher than Gold Peak and become the first Peak in our Five Element Sect!”
“The first Peak of Five Element Sect had always been Gold Peak’s glory. This time, the owner is going to change just because of Duan Ling Tian alone.”
“The sect resources that the first Peak of Five Element Sect obtains are not something the other four Peaks will get… Looks like Wood Peak can utilize these sect resources and rise up again in the next three years!”
Other than Wood Peak disciples, the disciples from the other four Peaks also marveled in surprise.
Each and every one of Wood Peak’s disciples had an indescribably excited look on their faces. Their gazes were all focused on Duan Ling Tian, and a deep sense of gratitude could be seen on their faces.
They knew that the reason Wood Peak was able to become the first Peak of Five Element Sect was all thanks to Duan Ling Tian alone.
If there was no Duan Ling Tian, Wood Peak would never have this moment of glory.
“Hurmph!’ It did not matter if it was Cha Bai, the Peak Master of Fire Peak, or his direct disciple, Hu Fei, both of their faces were currently filled with loathing.
Particularly Hu Fei.
Ten years ago, there were two reasons he betrayed Wood Peak and his first master, Yang Ling. In addition to being unable to resist the temptation of the things that Cha Bai had promised him, he also wanted to rely on Fire Peak — which was also the second strongest Peak in the Five Element Sect that time — and utilized its influence to soar up to the top.
All these years, he indeed achieved it by becoming the strongest person among the younger generation in Fire Peak.
However, today, the Wood Peak that he had betrayed ten years ago achieved the glory of being the number one Peak in the Five Element Sect.
This was like a slap in his face. The glory overwhelmed him with shame and rage.
“Duan Ling Tian… Duan Ling Tian! It’s all because of you! All because of you! If it wasn’t for you, how could Wood Peak possibly obtain this glory? If it wasn’t for you, I wouldn’t be humiliated in front of everybody in the first place!” Hu Fei’s eyes were filled with extreme iciness as he stared at the purple figure in the distance. The killing intention that was emanating out of his body seemingly solidified to form an arrow that shot out to his target.
“Huh?” Just as Duan Ling Tian turned away to return to Wood Peak’s members, he felt an intense and chilly killing aura locked onto him.
He immediately turned towards the place where the aura came from.
In just a glance, he saw the murderous intention that was oozing out of the eyes of the red-clad young man who itched to hack him to death — Hu Fei, the direct disciple of the Peak Master of Fire Peak.
“This Hu Fei… If I have a chance, I must kill him instantly! Otherwise, he’ll turn into another troublesome existence like Zi Shang.” Duan Ling Tian’s eyes were cold with killing intention too as he secretly made up his mind.
Throughout his whole life, there were only a few things that he regretted. The thing that left the deepest impression on him was the fact that he did not kill Zi Shang when he was at the Azure Forest Imperial Kingdom’s highest peak, Seven Star Sword Sect’s Dubhe Peak.
That time, it would be easy for him to kill Zi Shang with the help of his Soul Skill Thousand Illusions. However, it was exactly because Zi Shang had survived that he became the bane of his existence. He even caused Duan Ling Tian to be hunted by the Skywolf Fort’s people because they wanted to snatch away the Devilseal Tablet from his hand.
“Zi Shang, let us slowly settle our debt later at the secret the Martial Emperor left behind… This time, I’ll certainly spare no effort to kill you!” The murderous intention in Duan Ling Tian’s eyes turned even more intense the moment he thought of Zi Shang.
After Duan Ling Tian returned to his senses, he returned to the Wood Peak’s group that was led by Qi Yu. The instance he reached there, he was immediately greeted with a warm welcome.
“Duan Ling Tian! You’re just too horrifying! Even the two most outstanding people among the younger generation in the Five Element Sect were both easily dealt with by you! I, Huang Daniu, absolutely admire you to the bones!” Huang Daniu praised him as he flashed a thumbs up towards Duan Ling Tian.
“Junior Brother Ke, thank goodness we have you in Wood Peak. If it wasn’t because you managed to get Duan Ling Tian and Huang Daniu back, we would most likely end up in the bottom again,” Yang Ling told Ke Zheng.
“I also did not expect to meet Duan Ling Tian when I went to the Driftcloud Town with Chen Wei last time… Anyway, this is our Wood Peak, and Duan Ling Tian’s fate!” Ke Zheng laughed.
Chen Wei who was by the side nodded his head approvingly while he flashed a thumbs up at Duan Ling Tian as well.
“Duan Ling Tian, the promise that I made to you before is valid. As long as it’s within my power and does not endanger the Five Element Sect, I’ll fulfill one request of yours… Any request that you make!” Qi Yu smiled as he looked at Duan Ling Tian. The last sentence was especially emphasized when he said it.
When they heard Qi Yu’s words, Yang Ling and the three others were taken by surprise.
It had never crossed their minds that Qi Yu, the Peak Master of Wood Peak, who was also the second strongest person in Five Element Sect, would actually make such a promise to Duan Ling Tian.
“Thank you, Peak Master,” Duan Ling Tian’s eyes lit up instantly.
He had seen Qi Yu’s strength with his own eyes previously. Even that Cha Bai, the Peak Master of Fire Peak, was powerless before Qi Yu as well.
There was no doubt the promise from such a powerhouse was priceless to Duan Ling Tian.
Although Duan Ling Tian had already returned, 80-90% of the gazes from the surroundings were still focused on him. They paid their respects with their eyes to this champion of the Battle of the Five Peaks’ individual battle stage.
“This Duan Ling Tian appears to be younger than Senior Brother Chen and Yi yet he could still defeat the both of them successively. What a remarkable person!”
“Don’t forget that he’s not an ordinary human being. There’s Demon’s blood in his body you know.”
This time, Duan Ling Tian had also become the topic of discussion among the Five Element Sect’s disciples.
It was not until the loud voice of Guo Chong the Sect Leader finally reverberated in the air that they stopped their discussion. They focused their attention back on Guo Chong instead.
“The individual battle stage is over. Now we’re going to start the team battle stage!” Guo Chong announced loudly.