Chapter 912: You Must Be Taking A Wild Guess!
Translator: EndlessFantasy Translation Editor: EndlessFantasy Translation
Apart from Tian Gu and Yu Fang who were taken by surprise, the other Five Element Sect’s young disciples were stupefied as well.
“Duan Ling Tian’s so strong!”
“I thought his innate ability is his only move. I didn’t expect that he’s actually so powerful even without using his innate ability.”
“Before this, I heard that he has only comprehended the Third Level Intermediate Wind Concept. Now that I think about it, it seems like he’s really good at concealing his strength.”
“The Thunder Concept that he used to send Hu Fei flying with just a blow must at least be at the Eighth Level Intermediate Thunder Concept. Who knows, it could even be at the Ninth Level Intermediate Thunder Concept!”
Hints of dread could be seen in the eyes of the other young disciples, including Tian Zhen and Tan Huan, as they looked at Duan Ling Tian.
“This Duan Ling Tian has actually comprehended such a strong Thunder Concept?” Nangong Yi lifted his brow. His face slightly darkened as he muttered, “If he uses both the Thunder Concept and Third Level Intermediate Wind Concept at the same time, even without that innate ability of his, I’m still not a match for him unless I’ve comprehended the First Level Advanced Water Concept!”
At this moment, Nangong Yi began to feel a slight sense of heavy pressure on him.
Although he could clearly feel the tremendous change in his Water Concept after coming out of the Profound Assimilation Formation, he still had no idea how much progress he had actually made.
He could only find out how much progress his Water Concept had made by demonstrating it. However, there was one thing that he was sure of. It was at least at the Ninth Level Intermediate Water Concept! Or perhaps, the First Level Advanced Water Concept, which was also known as the Void Transformation Concept.
Nangong Chen, who was standing next to Nangong Yi, had his eyes fixed on Duan Ling Tian. The battle intent that was radiating off his body was so intense. It seemed like he could not wait to have 300 rounds of battles with Duan Ling Tian.
In a distance, by the corner of the palace, Hu Fei’s wounds began to recover slowly after Cha Bai had fed him a wound-curing medicinal pill. The look Hu Fei’s face was extremely wretched. Other than bitter hatred, his gaze that unconsciously swept across the purple figure in the distance was also filled with a hint of dread that came from the bottom of his heart.
If he had been defeated by Duan Ling Tian’s innate ability today, he could only acknowledge his defeat. After all, this was not his first time being defeated by the innate ability.
However, he was defeated by Duan Ling Tian in a direct confrontation today. Moreover, it was Hu Fei himself that struck first to gain the upper hand. A sense of helplessness instantly rose up in his heart. All the same, resentment rose up in his heart as well.
‘If this Duan Ling Tian didn’t tamper with the Profound Assimilation Formation in the first place, I would’ve already mastered the Ninth Level Intermediate Fire Concept! If I have the Ninth Level Intermediate Fire Concept, there’s no reason for me to fear him anymore!’ When Hu Fei thought of this, his resentment towards Duan Ling Tian immediately multiplied.
In his mind, he was almost completely sure that Duan Ling Tian had done something when he was in the Profound Assimilation Formation that caused his Fire Concept to have no progress at all.
In his opinion, if Duan Ling Tian did not tamper with the Profound Assimilation Formation, he would not have lost to Duan Ling Tian earlier!
Because of this, he hated! He hated Duan Ling Tian!
How he wished he could just rip Duan Ling Tian apart into thousands of pieces and smashed his bones into dust!
“M-master!” Hu Fei lifted his head and looked at Cha Bai who was in close proximity. His eyes turned red as tears instantly welled up. With a quivering voice, he pleaded, “Y-You must help avenge me! It’s Duan Ling Tian who destroyed me and stopped me from obtaining the Ninth Level Intermediate Fire Concept in the Profound Assimilation Formation!”
Once he was finished, his face was completely filled with intense hatred.
“Don’t worry!” Cha Bai nodded his head glumly. Even if Hu Fei did not say anything, he did not plan to let Duan Ling Tian go that easily.
During the Battle of the Five Peaks, Duan Ling Tian had humiliated his direct disciple, and now he caused his direct disciple to gain nothing at all from the Profound Assimilation Formation. Apart from that, he had also scammed a Seventh Level Thunder Concept Fragment from him. Moreover, he even inflicted serious injuries on his direct disciple!
This was a provocation!
A blatant provocation!
Ever since he, Cha Bai, became the Peak Master of Fire Peak in the Five Element Sect, this was his first time being provoked like that.
“Duan Ling Tian!” Cha Bai walked towards Duan Ling Tian slowly. His pair of eyes were gleaming icily. “Now, you must explain to me clearly! How did you know that Hu Fei would gain nothing in the Profound Assimilation Formation? Or did you do something foul that caused Hu Fei to gain nothing at all!”
When he reached the end of his sentence, his tone was so icy that one could even feel it in his bones.
The moment Cha Bai’s words left his mouth, everybody’s gaze, including Qi Yu, landed on Duan Ling Tian. Actually, they were also curious about the things that Cha Bai had brought up.
Nobody knew in advance that Hu Fei did not make any progress at all in the Profound Assimilation Formation, not even Hu Fei himself. However, Duan Ling Tian casually said it out as if he was a person with foresight.
“Peak Master Cha Bai, you’ve overestimated me by saying these words. Do you really think that a small young kid like me could tamper with the Profound Assimilation Formation that was left behind by a Martial Monarch powerhouse?” Duan Ling Tian shook his head. The way that he was looking at Cha Bai was as if he was looking at an idiot.
“Hurmph!” Cha Bai snorted, “Stop twisting the situation! If you didn’t tamper with it, how are you so sure that Hu Fei did not make any progress at all in the Profound Assimilation Formation? Or are you going to tell me that you can see through the level of his Concept comprehension without him having to demonstrate his Fire Concept?” A sneer could be seen on his face as the last question came out of his mouth.
“Peak Master Cha Bai, I can answer your question right now,” Duan Ling Tian was not bothered by the sneer on Cha Bai’s face.
The moment he finished saying this, he moved his gaze towards Nangong Yi who was standing nearby. “Nangong Yi, can you do me a favor please?”
Nangong Yi was a little perplexed when he noticed Duan Ling Tian had shifted his gaze towards him. The moment he heard Duan Ling Tian’s words, he immediately nodded his head, “Of course.” Although he was not particularly fond of Duan Ling Tian, he did not harbor any bad feelings towards him as well.
“Now, please demonstrate the Water Concept of your transformation. Just a little demonstration will do. Please remember to retract it before the Heaven and Earth Phenomenon is mobilized,” Duan Ling Tian told Nangong Yi.
The moment these words left Duan Ling Tian’s mouth, the entire place became deathly quiet. Some of them could guess what Duan Ling Tian was trying to do, but they were not very sure. After all, it was something that one could not imagine.
And that included Nangong Yi himself.
“Interesting, interesting,” Nangong Yi smiled and took a stride forward. “Speaking of this, I don’t even know how much my Water Concept has improved after I came out from the Profound Assimilation Formation. I’m curious if there’s anyone who can see through the improvement of my Water Concept before I even mobilize the Heaven and Earth Phenomenon.”
As he finished saying this, the air around Nangong Yi began to tremble slightly under the watchful eyes of the crowd.
The faint mist that instantly rose up into the sky began to intertwine around his body as it continued to roll around and rise up in the air.
The moment the mist appeared, Duan Ling Tian spoke out, “Alright, enough.”
When Nangong Yi heard Duan Ling Tian’s words, he instantly retracted his Water Concept. With a stunned look, he asked, “T-This is enough?”
After all, he was only beginning to gain his momentum earlier. He had not even demonstrated his real Water Concept yet. The Heaven and Earth Energy did not even have time to respond.
“Yeah,” Duan Ling Tian nodded his head and immediately shifted his attention to Cha Bai. Calmly, he asked, “Peak Master Cha Bai, can you see what level Nangong Yi’s Water Concept is at after coming out of the Profound Assimilation Formation?”
“Psst!” When Cha Bai heard Duan Ling Tian’s question, he immediately burst out laughing. “Don’t tell me you can see it?!”
From his words, it was obvious that he was admitting that he could not see it.
“Yes, I can,” Under the stunned gaze of Cha Bai, Duan Ling Tian nodded his head in response. He turned towards Nangong Yi and flashed him a smile, “Nangong Yi, your Water Concept has been raised to the Ninth Level Intermediate Concept.”
Ninth Level Intermediate Concept!
The instance Duan Ling Tian’s words left his mouth, everyone, including Cha Bai and Hu Fei, shifted their attention towards Nangong Yi. Their eyes were filled with astonishment.
“Yi’er, show your Water Concept and see whether Duan Ling Tian is correct,” Guo Chong told Nangong Yi.
At this moment, even him, the Sect Leader of Five Element Sect, could not stop the shock from filling his eyes. This was his first time hearing that somebody could actually see through a person’s Concept Level under such conditions.
“Yes, Master,” Upon hearing Guo Chong’s words, Nangong Yi did not dare to slack. The air around his body once again trembled, mists began to appear again before finally transforming into a wave of turquoise ripple that shrouded him entirely.
At the same time, the Heaven and Earth Phenomenon on top of Nangong Yi’s head gradually solidified into form. It finally transformed into 100 ancient horned dragons.
Just with his Concept alone, he managed to mobilize the Heaven and Earth Energy and brought together 100 ancient horned dragons.
That was exactly the sign of the Ninth Level Void Interpretation Concept!
“It’s indeed the Ninth Level Intermediate Water Concept!” Tian Zhen exclaimed loudly in surprise. After he had retracted his gaze from the 100 ancient horned dragons’ silhouettes, he immediately looked at Duan Ling Tian. His eyes were filled with bewilderment.
“It’s actually the Ninth Level Intermediate Water Concept!” Nangong Yi sighed as if he was a little disappointed and dejected.
It was obvious that his goal was the Void Transformation Concept.
However, soon afterward, Nangong Yi regained his senses. Just like the others, he looked at Duan Ling Tian and could not help but ask curiously, “Duan Ling Tian, how did you manage to see it?”
Other than Cha Bai and Hu Fei whose faces were rather glum, a perplexed look could be seen on everyone’s faces.
“I’ll tell you later.” Duan Ling Tian laughed and looked at Cha Bai. “Peak Master Cha Bai, are you satisfied with my ‘explanation’ now? Earlier, when Hu Fei made a slight demonstration of his Fire Concept, I already saw that he had no improvement in his Fire Concept at all,” Duan Ling Tian replied.
“Hurmph! Who doesn’t know that Nangong Yi will be at the Ninth Level Intermediate Water Concept or First Level Advance Level Water Concept after he came out of the Profound Assimilation Formation? You’re merely making a wild guess!” Cha Bai replied with disdain.