Chapter 910: A Hysterical Hu Fei
Translator: EndlessFantasy Translation Editor: EndlessFantasy Translation
At this moment, Cha Bai was on tenterhooks. He feared that Duan Ling Tian would regret the bet after Hu Fei had demonstrated his Fire Concept.
If Duan Ling Tian went back on his words, Fire Peak would lose a freak disciple who could help raise Fire Peak to become the First Peak of the Five Element Sect three years later!
“Yes, yes!” Hu Fei, who had suddenly heard Cha Bai’s scolding, shuddered in shock. His mind was completely blank. With no time to think too much into it, he hastily nodded his head. He no longer dared to hesitate.
Meanwhile, flames started to solidify into form from his body and rose up into the air. Then, it proceeded to envelop his entire being. It made him look just like a Fire God.
Concurrently, the Heaven and Earth Energy began to fluctuate in the sky as the Heaven and Earth Phenomenon gradually solidified and formed silhouettes of ancient horned dragons that emerged in front of everybody.
All of them, including Duan Ling Tian, immediately stared intensely at it.
“Duan Ling Tian will definitely lose.” This was the thought that was in almost everyone’s minds.
Although Duan Ling Tian was the one who proposed the bet, they did not think he could win at all. They believed that Duan Ling Tian had been persuaded by Cha Bai, the Peak Master of Fire Peak, to leave Wood Peak and switch to Fire Peak. As for that bet, it was just a pretense to fool everybody.
Only a few appeared to be absorbed in their thoughts.
The first ones were naturally Qi Yu and Huang Daniu, followed by Guo Chong, the Sect Leader of the Five Element Sect, and Nangong Chen, his direct disciple. Both of them had a surprised yet doubtful look in their eyes.
Obviously, they could sense that things were not as simple as it seemed.
Very quickly, the silhouettes of the ancient horned dragons on top of Hu Fei’s head gradually solidified into shape. The numbers kept increasing.
Not long after, the number of the ancient horned dragons ceased to increase. The silhouettes of the ancient horned dragons circled around before they descended, coming into the views of the spectators clearly.
Most of them narrowed their eyes as they stared in shock at the ancient horned dragons silhouettes that were in the sky.
Some of them even thought that their visions had gone blurry, and they had seen wrongly. They could not stop themselves from lifting a hand to rub their eyes. However, after re-confirming it again a moment later, they finally realized that they had not seen wrongly at all.
“E-Eighty ancient horned dragons?”
When Tian Zhen saw the eighty ancient horned dragons’ silhouettes in the air, he muttered, “I-It really is the Seventh Level Intermediate Fire Concept! B-But, how is this possible?”
The Seventh Level Intermediate Fire Concept!
THAT was exactly the Concept that Hu Fei had just demonstrated. There was no difference from his Concept before he entered the Profound Assimilation Formation.
In other words, Hu Fei showed no improvements at all before and after he went into the Profound Assimilation Formation. He did not receive any benefits from it at all, not even a tiny bit.
“W-What’s going on?” For a time, be it Tian Gu, the Peak Master of Earth Peak, Yu Fang, the Peak Master of Water Peak, or the young talents like Nangong Yi, a perplexed look could be seen on their faces.
In their opinions, this was something that was almost impossible.
However, the scene before them impacted their visual nerves and told them that everything that was happening was indeed true.
Suddenly, a faint voice could be heard asking, “D-Did Peak Master Cha Bai just lost?”
Despite the low volume of the voice, it appeared to be exceptionally ear-piercing in the midst of the dead silence.
“IT’S YOU! Duan Ling Tian! It must be you! What did you do to me?!” Without any warning, a hysterical roar reverberated in the air. It woke everyone up from their shock.
It was none other than Hu Fei who had completely come back to his senses. He moved his eyes away from the eighty ancient horned dragons’ silhouettes on the sky as he glared at Duan Ling Tian fiercely. He put on a manner that showed he meant business with Duan Ling Tian.
When he first came out of the Profound Assimilation Formation, he had felt that something was wrong. At that time, he tried to sense his own Fire Concept, and he discovered that his Fire Concept did not seem any different from before he entered the Profound Assimilation Formation.
After a moment of pondering, he thought that it was just simply because he had just come out of the Profound Assimilation Formation so he still could not sense the changes in his Fire Concept clearly.
Later, when he saw how Tian Zhen, Tan Huan, and the others managed to demonstrate an elevation of two whole levels in their Concept with his own eyes, he finally calmed down completely. In his opinion, there was no reason for him to not improve since the others had managed to improve.
When Guo Chong called his name and asked him to demonstrate earlier, Duan Ling Tian had suddenly stopped him and called his Master a liar. Moreover, he even called for a bet with his Master. Duan Ling Tian bet that his Fire Concept had no improvement at all and still remained at the Seventh Level Intermediate Fire Concept!
At that time, he was completely perplexed. No matter how much he pondered about it, it still puzzled him as to why Duan Ling Tian would claim he did not make any breakthrough at all in his Concept. Then, coupled with what he had sensed, he instantly became a little hesitant.
After that, he became lost in his thoughts, and he was shocked to the core by his Master’s sudden scolding so he immediately demonstrated his Fire Concept in a hasty manner.
The moment he saw that he was still in the Seventh Level Intermediate Fire Concept, he became completely dumbstruck.
Thoroughly and utterly dumbstruck.
What the hell was going on right here?
The instance he regained his senses, the first thing that appeared in his mind was Duan Ling Tian. In his opinion, all of this must be the work of Duan Ling Tian! Otherwise, how could Duan Ling Tian possibly know that he had made no progress at all in the Profound Assimilation Formation?
“Could it really be Duan Ling Tian?” When everyone saw Hu Fei shouting at Duan Ling Tian, they shifted their eyes towards Duan Ling Tian as well.
They had clearly heard the bet that Duan Ling Tian made with Cha Bai earlier. Judging from his words, it was as if he knew Hu Fei’s Fire Concept did not make any breakthrough after coming out of the Profound Assimilation Formation.
In the beginning, when they heard the absurd bet that Duan Ling Tian made, most of them had thought that he did that on purpose in order to use it as an excuse to switch over to Fire Peak and become Cha Bai’s disciple.
However, it was apparent at this moment that Duan Ling Tian did not have such an intention at all. It was because after Hu Fei had entered the Profound Assimilation Formation, it was indeed true that his Fire Concept did not have any breakthrough at all, and it still remained at the same level.
At this moment, when they recalled the words that Duan Ling Tian had said earlier, they felt like it was similar to a prophecy!
When they heard Hu Fei’s roar, the first thought that popped up in their minds was that Duan Ling Tian had to have done something to Hu Fei earlier when they were still in the Profound Assimilation Formation. He must have made sure that he could not use the Concept Energy to increase his Fire Concept comprehension level.
Cha Bai’s eyes turned blood-red as he glared at Duan Ling Tian. He asked in a deep voice, “Duan Ling Tian, what the hell did you do to Hu Fei?!”
As the Peak Master of Fire Peak in the Five Element Sect, this was the first time he was caught in such an unfavorable situation after being used to having authority for more than half his life. Moreover, it was in the hands of a young man who had not even entered his thirties yet. This made him feel extremely ashamed and furious. How he wished he could directly kill Duan Ling Tian right now!
However, the moment he noticed that Qi Yu, the Peak Master of Wood Peak’s aura was fixed on him, he knew that no matter how hard he exerted his power, he would still barely be able to touch Duan Ling Tian at all.
Due to this reason, all he could do was suppress the endless flame that was burning in his heart.
“What can I do to him?” Faced with Cha Bai’s question and the perplexed looks from all around him, Duan Ling Tian said calmly “Peak Master Cha Bai, everything must have evidence. You can’t just simply make such a slanderous accusation!”
Duan Ling Tian’s words instantly enraged Cha Bai even more. Flying into rage out of humiliation, he growled, “If it’s not you, then how did you know Hu Fei’s Fire Concept would not have any improvement at all after coming out of the Profound Assimilation Formation?”
Everyone else could not help but secretly nod along to Cha Bai’s words.
That was right.
It was already considered strange that Hu Fei came out of the Profound Assimilation Formation with no improvement to his Concept at all. Moreover, what was even stranger was the fact that Duan Ling Tian actually knew Hu Fei’s Concept did not improve at all. Adding up these two together, one could not help but be swarmed with thoughts.
Duan Ling Tian did not reply to Cha Bai’s question. Instead, he changed the topic and asked nonchalantly, “Peak Master Cha Bai, looking at you right now… Are you, by any chance, regretting the bet that you’ve made with me? You even personally asked the Sect Leader to become a witness for that bet. Don’t tell me you’re going to deny it now?”
With a piercing glare, Cha Bai growled, “Naturally, I’ll acknowledge that bet! However, no matter what, you MUST give Hu Fei an explanation! Give ME an explanation! And give Wood Peak an explanation!”
In the end, he even brought out Wood Peak’s name to pressure Duan Ling Tian.
“Since you’re willing to acknowledge the bet, then that’s really great, Peak Master Cha Bai! However, I don’t really trust your words. How about this, you give me that Seventh Level Thunder Concept Fragment first, and I’ll answer your question later, alright?” Duan Ling Tian chuckled and spoke with a speed that was neither slow nor fast.
“YOU!!” The moment he heard Duan Ling Tian’s words, Cha Bai flared up in rage. Once again, he was overcome with the urge to launch an attack towards Duan Ling Tian directly.
In the end, he did not do it out of his fear of Qi Yu, the Peak Master of Wood Peak.
“Hurmph! I hope you’ll be able to give me a satisfactory explanation later!” Cha Bai took a deep breath and suppressed the anger that was burning to his limit. At the same time, he lifted a hand up and threw a purple fragment at Duan Ling Tian.
“The Seventh Level Thunder Concept Fragment!” Duan Ling Tian caught the fragment, and his eyes immediately lit up.
He had comprehended a total of four Concepts, and he also had four of these Concept Fragments in his hands. However, the Thunder Concept Fragment that he had was of the lowest level among all the fragments that he possessed.
That Thunder Concept Fragment was actually obtained by killing the most powerful person in the imperial family of the Darkhan Dynasty, Bai Nan Xiang, by using the talisman that was left behind by his cheapskate father.
It was just a First Level Thunder Concept Fragment.
Previously, he decided to make a bet with Cha Bai, the Peak Master of Fire Peak, so that he could scam a piece of high-grade Thunder Concept Fragment from him.
Now that the Seventh Level Thunder Concept Fragment was in his hands, Duan Ling Tian immediately became happy.
After Cha Bai watched Duan Ling Tian toying with the Seventh Level Thunder Concept Fragment in his hands, he no longer made any moves. He just growled in a low voice instead, “Duan Ling Tian, I’ve already given you the chip from our bet. NOW! You must give Hu Fei and me an explanation! Give an explanation to our Fire Peak!”