Chapter 926: Qi Yu’s Past
Translator: EndlessFantasy Translation Editor: EndlessFantasy Translation
“Master!” At this time, one person — a man with a sturdy body — stepped out of the Crimson Moon Sect and went to stand beside Ren Ji.
The young man’s eyes gleamed coldly as he stared at the purple figure in the distance.
“I want to have a battle with him… A life-and-death battle!” The young man’s voice was filled with an extreme coldness that it made other people who heard it felt as if they had just fallen into a thaw hole.
“I-It’s Senior Brother Hong Qing!” Before Ren Ji could respond, many of the Crimson Moon Sect’s disciples’ eyes lit up instantly. As they looked at the young man, their eyes were filled with veneration.
“Senior Brother Hong Qing is the proud disciple of the Sect Leader. He’s only 38 years old, and his cultivation base has already reached the Ninth Level Void Interpretation. Just some time ago, he managed to comprehend the First Level Advance Fire Concept after coming out of the Profound Assimilation Foundation. Moreover, Senior Brother Hong Qing has also comprehended the Second Level Intermediate Saber concept. Even without any spirit weapon, his full strength amounts to 350 ancient horned dragons!”
“Hehe… Now that Senior Brother Hong Qing has decided to make his move, that kid will definitely die! Well, unless he dares to turn down the challenge!”
“I’m sure he doesn’t have the guts to accept the challenge!”
The Crimson Moon Sect’s disciples buried their heads together in a heated argument. Their voices spread without restraint and reached the ears of the Five Element Sect’s people, and it made them turn pale immediately.
The young man that was standing beside Ren Ji, the Sect Leader of Crimson Moon Sect, had already comprehended the Void Transformation Concept?
Moreover, his cultivation base was already at the Ninth Level Void Interpretation! Additionally, he had also comprehended another concept, the Second Level Intermediate Saber Concept!
Just his Origin Energy alone, the Ninth Level Void Interpretation already amounted to the strength of 120 ancient horned dragons.
The First Level Advance Fire Concept amounted to the strength of 200 ancient horned dragons.
The Second Level Intermediate Saber Concept amounted to the strength of 30 ancient horned dragons.
Indeed, this Hong Qing could unleash the strength of 350 ancient horned dragons even without the help of any spirit weapon.
The Five Element Sect’s people, including Guo Chong, the Sect Leader of Five Element Sect, and a few Peak Masters, immediately turned glum.
Although they knew Duan Ling Tian was a Variant and could cast his innate ability to construct that mysterious illusion, they did not know if the innate ability that was cast by Duan Ling Tian’s Spiritual Energy could affect a Ninth Level Void Interpretation martial artist or not.
If he could not be affected, Duan Ling Tian would be in a disadvantageous position.
After all, the Duan Ling Tian they knew had only comprehended the Ninth Level Intermediate Thunder Concept and the Third Level Intermediate Wind Concept.
When it came to real strength, he was not a match for this Hong Qing, the proud disciple of the Sect Leader of Crimson Moon Sect.
“Huh?” When Hong Qing personally requested to challenge Duan Ling Tian, Ren Ji’s face was still a little distressed as he carefully studied the changes on the Five Element Sect’s senior officials’ faces, including Guo Chong, the Sect Leader of Five Element Sect.
This was because he did not know that if that Five Element Sect’s disciple had given his all or not when he killed the seven Crimson Moon Sect’s disciples earlier. Before he could grasp the background of the other party, he would not let his most valued disciple take such a risk.
However, the moment he saw the expressions of Guo Chong and the others became sullen, he knew immediately that Guo Chong and the rest did not think Duan Ling Tian would be able to defeat his disciple.
“Hahahaha! Good! Good!” Ren Ji immediately burst out laughing.
After a moment, his laughter finally died off as he stared Guo Chong in the eyes and snorted, “Guo Chong, weren’t you so pleased with yourself earlier? Now, my useless disciple is going to challenge that Five Element Sect’s disciple of yours. Does your Five Element Sect dare to accept this challenge?”
Before Guo Chong could open his mouth to reply, Tian Gu already snorted coldly as he loudly mocked, “Hurmph! A 38 years old man challenging our Five Element Sect’s disciple who is below 30 years old? Ren Ji, how low can you stoop?”
“Shorty! I’m talking to Guo Chong right now. Who says that you can interrupt our conversation?” Ren Ji said scornfully to Tian Gu in a casual manner.
“What did you say?” Height had always been a taboo topic for Tian Gu.
Usually, in the Five Element Sect and Earth Peak, nobody dared to use the word ‘short’ in front of him.
Now that somebody had disregarded his taboo and openly revealed his scars, he was instantly infuriated. The vast Origin Energy on his body whirled and transformed into khaki energy that enveloped his entire being.
In the next moment, Tian Gu disappeared before the eyes of all Five Element Sect’s and Crimson Moon Sect’s disciples.
Naturally, he did not actually disappear. It was just that his speed was so fast that it was difficult for the naked eyes to see.
“So fast!” Duan Ling Tian who was hovering in the sky above narrowed his eyes instantly. This was his first time seeing Tian Gu, the Peak Master of Earth Peak, make his move.
In his opinion, Tian Gu was nothing but an Inscription Master who was far from being handsome and had a particularly small stature. It did not even cross his mind that Tian Gu’s strength was actually at the Eighth Level Void Transformation.
At this moment, he used his cultivation base that had already entered the Ninth Level Void Interpretation and his Spiritual Energy that had elevated up to First Level Void Transformation to probe Tian Gu’s cultivation base. After his Spiritual Energy had made a breakthrough to the First Level Void Transformation, Duan Ling Tian could see the cultivation base of all Void Transformation martial artist.
For instance, Guo Chong, the Sect Leader of Five Element Sect, and Qi Yu, the Peak Master of Wood Peak, were both at the Ninth Level Void Transformation. As for Cha Bai and Yu Fang, the Peak Masters of Fire and Water Peak respectively, were both at the Eighth Level Void Transformation, just like Tian Gu.
Perhaps, Duan Ling Tian would not raise any suspicion if he probed Guo Chong, Qi Yu, Cha Bai, and Yu Fang who were not Inscription Masters.
However, if he probed Tian Gu, he would definitely be discovered immediately. This was because Tian Gu was an Inscription Master. For this reason, he had always held himself back from probing Tian Gu.
Only at this moment when Tian Gu had no time to attend to other matters that Duan Ling Tian finally extended his Spiritual Energy to probe his cultivation.
Under the watchful eyes of the crowd, Tian Gu quickly appeared before Ren Ji, the Sect Leader of Crimson Moon Sect.
Before all of the Five Element Sect’s and Crimson Moon Sect’s disciples, including Duan Ling Tian, had time to react, they heard a loud noise that sounded like thunder rumbling in their direction.
Then, they finally saw it.
Tian Gu’s small body immediately flew out, and it was only until a 100 meters away later that he finally managed to stabilize his body.
“Barf!” Tian Gu’s body shuddered, and his face turned red instantly as he spat out a mouthful of blood.
“Father!” Tian Zhen’s face turned pale immediately. Hastily, he flew forward to check on Tian Gu’s injuries.
“Ren Ji!” Guo Chong’s face darkened at once when he saw Tian Gu, the Peak Master of Earth Peak, was injured. When he looked at Ren Ji again, his eyes were filled with extreme coldness.
“We, Crimson Moon Sect, were the first to provoke your Five Element Sect. For that reason, our people were killed by you. We admitted that that was our wrong so we did not pursue the matter. However, your people are the one provoking us now, and he’s not even dead yet! Just like this and you can’t hold yourself back anymore?” Ren Ji mocked as he cast an aloof glance at Guo Chong.
Guo Chong’s face darkened a little more, but he did not make any move at all.
As the other side had put it, this time, it was indeed Five Element Sect who had started it.
Naturally, he also knew the reason why Crimson Moon Sect did not seek to avenge the seven Crimson Moon Sect’s disciples that were killed by Duan Ling Tian. It was not because they knew they were at fault. Instead, they were worried that they themselves and Five Element Sect would both end up suffering great losses.
At this moment, he did not make any move not because he felt that his own side was at fault. Instead, he was also worried that Five Element Sect and Crimson Moon Sect would be weakened by the fight.
If Five Element Sect and Crimson Moon Sect suffered great losses, it would only be an advantage for the Wind Sand Sect, which was the final major force among the three in the eastern district of the northern desert.
“Yes, that’s right! We, from Five Element Sect, really can’t hold back any longer!” Just as the atmosphere became somewhat weird, a cold voice reverberated in the air and shocked the Five Element Sect’s disciples to the core. They quickly looked at the owner of the voice.
“Peak Master?” Duan Ling Tian hovered in the air as he looked down. He saw that the person who spoke out was none other than Qi Yu, the Peak Master of Wood Peak.
Qi Yu stood out and looked at Ren Ji in the eyes with no fear.
“Qi Yu? What? The injury from twenty plus years ago has already healed?” Ren Ji looked at Qi Yu and scoffed, “Qi Yu, that time, you were widely recognized in the eastern district of the northern desert as a genius martial artist that was hard to come by in every 100 years. It was to the point that many people even said that you’d become the first Martial Monarch in the eastern district of the northern desert in 1000 years! Unfortunately, that injury from twenty over years ago must not have fully healed yet right? I’m sure you’re no longer as strong as you were twenty over years before. If you weren’t injured twenty over years ago, I’d probably be slightly afraid of you. However, right now in my eyes, you’re no different from that shorty at all!” As Ren Ji reached the end of his sentence, he cast another glance at Tian Gu who had just returned to stand behind Guo Chong.
For a time, Tian Gu was so infuriated that he threw up another mouthful of blood. The face of Tian Zhen, who was supporting Tian Gu, immediately darkened as he glared fiercely at Ren Ji.
At this moment, he hated himself for being too weak and was not able to avenge his father.
Upon hearing Ren Ji’s words, all of the Five Element Sect’s and Crimson Moon Sect’s disciples, including Duan Ling Tian, were completely dumbfounded. Their eyes fell on Qi Yu instantly. It did not even cross their minds that this middle-aged man standing before their eyes actually had such a glorious past.
The genius martial artist that was hard to come by every 100 years in the eastern district of the northern desert.
The person who was widely acknowledged as having the potential to become the first Martial Monarch in the eastern district of the northern desert in 1000 years.
‘I didn’t know that Peak Master had that kind of past,’ Duan Ling Tian could not help but sigh emotionally.
Actually, it was not only Duan Ling Tian, the group of Wood Peak’s disciples, including Huang Daniu and Chen Wei, could not help but sigh as well.
They also knew nothing about Qi Yu’s past.
“Why don’t you come and try it out for yourself to see if I’m still as strong as I was twenty over years ago?” Qi Yu, who was in the limelight, finally spoke faintly.
The moment these words left his mouth, he disappeared into thin air before the eyes of the Five Element Sect’s and Crimson Moon Sect’s disciples, including Duan Ling Tian.
The speed was so fast that it was horrifying.
“Huh?” Right at this moment, the face of Ren Ji, the Sect Leader of Crimson Moon Sect, turned glum immediately as if he had noticed something.
Horror suddenly dawned on his face!
The instant his expression changed, his entire being vanished in front of Duan Ling Tian and the others.