Chapter 936: A Blow With Just A Punch
Translator: EndlessFantasy Translation Editor: EndlessFantasy Translation
When everyone saw Duan Ling Tian’s empty-handed fist charging out to greet the Grade Two Spirit Saber that was as thin as cicada’s wing in Lu Kai, the Sun Moon Sect disciple’s hand, almost everyone, apart from the Five Element Sect’s people, had shivers running down their spines.
However, this did not last for too long.
A wave of tyrannical Origin Energy blasted out of Duan Ling Tian’s fist that shot out like a cannonball. The instance the Origin Energy appeared, an earth-shattering transformation suddenly took place.
Cloudy white Origin Energy transformed into a wave of vast majestic khaki energy.
Around the khaki energy, there were streaks of thunderbolts that were as robust as purple electrical snakes that spread all over the place. Apart from that, a sharp aura was emitting from it as well.
Moreover, there were also gusts of solidified wind chi that were twining around his fists like a shadow. Naturally, all of these changes could only be seen by the senior officials from each of the major sect who possessed astonishing eyesights.
As for the young disciples from each of the major forces, they could no longer see what was happening to Duan Ling Tian’s fist the moment he punched out his fist.
All that they could see was the rapid surging of the air flow in the air as it compressed against each other and exploded, setting off a series of ear-piercing explosions that entered their ears like thunder.
Boom! Boom! Boom! Boom! Boom!
The sound of explosion became louder as it went on. It thumped on the eardrums of the young disciples from every major force with lower cultivation bases as their faces blanched.
The eardrums of some of the young disciples whose cultivation base was not good were blasted open. A gush of blood leaked out from their ears.
All of a sudden, a loud noise reverberated in the sky. Everyone on the scene narrowed their eyes immediately.
When the energy contained in Duan Ling Tian’s fist went forward to welcome the Grade Two Spirit Saber in Lu Kai, the Sun Moon Sect’s disciple’s hand, it shook and sent the Grade Two Spirit Saber flying backward as easily as breaking a dry branch. The energy then shrouded Lu Kai’s body.
In that instance, Lu Kai’s body exploded before turning into flesh and blood that scattered in the sky. It left no complete piece behind.
There could not be a more horrifying way for him to die.
After Duan Ling Tian completely crushed and blew up Lu Kai in just one blow, he retracted the Origin Energy in his hands and his four Concepts. The Heaven and Earth Energy that was whirling above his head subsequently dissipated as well.
Because his attack had happened in a blink of an eye, the Heaven and Earth Phenomenon had already dispersed before it could even solidify into form.
Duan Ling Tian hovered in mid-air. Not far ahead of him was a rain of blood and flesh that covered the entire sky. It was like a blooming firework that celebrated his final victory in this battle bet.
Fireworks filled the sky, it looked extremely beautiful, eye-catching and dazzling.
The purple robe on Duan Ling Tian fluttered along with the wind. The sight of him hovering there made him appear majestic in the eyes of the spectators.
Gasp! Gasp! Gasp! Gasp! Gasp!
A series of gasping sound resonated in the air. As one subsided, another rose again in succession.
“This Duan Ling Tian is so powerful!”
“Don’t you think his strength is too horrifying? Just a blow and he managed to blow up that Sun Moon Sect’s disciple whose comprehension was at the Ninth Level Void Interpretation Concept!”
“Look at his age! He’s basically a monster!”
It did not matter if it was a disciple from the Empyrean Temple, Sun Moon Sect, or Blade Sect, all of them could not help but whisper to each other.
In their exchange, the moment they brought up the name ‘Duan Ling Tian’, a hint of dread could be heard in their voice. It was the kind of dread that originated from the bottom of their hearts.
“Big Brother Duan!” Feng Tian Wu’s eyes lit up immediately. A smile that could infatuate all mortal beings appeared on her delicate face.
She stood there with her graceful body and her smile that was as beautiful as a flower, it was as though she was a magnificent painting.
Although Feng Tian Wu had always had complete faith in Duan Ling Tian, the moment she saw the tremendous power Duan Ling Tian demonstrated and how he killed his opponent with just one blow, she still felt very happy for him.
“Duan Ling Tian’s power has become so powerful now?” Su Li’s eyes narrowed instantly, amazement was written all over his face. “Initially, I thought our gap would narrow when I see him next, but who would’ve ever thought that he’s already so far ahead!”
The way Duan Ling Tian had killed a Ninth Level Void Interpretation martial artist who had comprehended the Ninth Level Void Interpretation Concept with just one blow had shaken him to the core.
Zhang Shou Yong’s eyes were narrowed as well. Although he did not say anything, the current expression he was wearing was enough to give a hint to the bewilderment he felt in his heart.
After all, it was safe to say that he had been watching Duan Ling Tian grew day by day up to today.
The young man in the past who needed his help to survive at the Eternal Jade Restaurant in the Ancient City of Everlast had unwittingly grown to a stage where he had to look up to him now.
‘Every dog has its day! Brother Ling Tian, now that I think back on how we first met, it’s indeed true that great changes do come with time…’ Zhang Shou Yong thought to himself.
In Blade Sect, other than Feng Tian Wu, Su Li and Zhang Shou Yong who were struck dumb with amazement, Blade 13 and the other three Blade Sect’s senior officials could not help but felt bewildered as well.
“Just a few months and Duan Ling Tian’s strength has actually risen to such a level! What sorcery is this!” Blade 13 marveled.
“As expected from a Variant!” Saber 5 who stood nearby nodded approvingly.
“Variant?” Saber 5’s words instantly made the two old men standing by the side froze for a moment. The sturdy old man looked at him and asked in a deep voice, “Saber 5, did you just say that Duan Ling Tian is a Variant?”
“Yes,” Saber 5 nodded. “He’s a Variant who can cast innate ability.”
“A Variant who can cast innate ability?” The sturdy old man, who was also the Sect Leader of Saber Sect in Blade Sect, gasped.
The skinny old man standing by his side, who was the Sect Leader of Sword Sect, could not help but shiver for a moment before he froze for a few seconds. At this moment, all he could feel was the burning heat on his face.
It was as though the words that he told Duan Ling Tian earlier was replaying in his ears. “We have many strong and young powerhouses in our sect. There won’t be any difference whether you’re in or not!”
He really wanted to give himself a good slap at this moment.
He had said that earlier because he did not know Duan Ling Tian’s strength was actually this appalling, let alone the fact that Duan Ling Tian was actually a one-of-a-kind Variant.
“W-Why didn’t the both of you say so earlier?” The Sect Leader of Sword Sect glared at Sword 13 and Blade 5, a hint of fury could be heard in his voice.
Had he known earlier that Duan Ling Tian’s strength was so formidable, and that he was actually a Variant, he would never have treated Duan Ling Tian that way earlier.
A single slip could cause a lasting sorrow!
This was exactly what the Sect Leader of Sword Sect was feeling right now.
“Previously, Senior Brother Sword and I thought that Duan Ling Tian had been brought away by that Martial Emperor powerhouse so we didn’t mention much about him.” Sword 13 smiled wryly.
Saber 5 nodded.
“Fine. Since things have become like this, there’s nothing much we can do right now! It’s us ‘Blade Sect’ that has no fate with him, we can’t blame it on anything else,” The Sect Leader of Blade Sect said while shaking his head. He could guess what the Sect Leader of Sword Sect was thinking.
“How’s this possible?!” Lian Xiong’s eyes were filled with disbelief as he watched the purple figure hovering in the distant sky. He shook his head continuously, he refused to believe that this was real.
‘I heard from Su Li that he’s only around 28 years old? A 28 years old who can kill a Ninth Level Void Interpretation martial artist who had comprehended the Ninth Level Void Interpretation Concept with just a blow?” Lian Xiong’s heart rate gradually accelerated, and he could not calm down for a long time.
‘With his strength, if he had launched an attack on me a step earlier than Junior Sister Feng when I attacked him, wouldn’t I end up dead instead?’ The moment Lian Xiong thought of this, his forehead immediately became clammy from cold sweat. He no longer dared to regard Duan Ling Tian as an enemy.
He was terrified now.
Duan Ling Tian’s horrifying strength had completely destroyed the hatred he had accumulated in his heart toward Duan Ling Tian.
“Senior Brother Ling Tian is really amazing!”
“Exactly! Just a blow and he managed to kill the Ninth Level Void Interpretation Crimson Moon Sect’s disciple who had comprehended Ninth Level Void Interpretation Concept. Looking at the current younger generations in the Five Element Sect, only Senior Brother Duan can do that!”
“Didn’t the senior official from Blade Sect say that there are many strong and young powerhouses in their sect and that there won’t be any difference whether Duan Ling Tian is in or not?”
“What a joke! Other than that red-clad young girl who’s infatuated with Senior Brother Ling Tian, who else in Blade Sect can actually be compared to Senior Brother Ling Tian?”
The Five Element Sect’s disciples discussed with each other. Many of them looked mockingly at the Sect Leader of Sword Sect from Blade Sect. It was as though they were laughing at how ignorant he was.
The group of Five Element Sect’s high officials, apart from Guo Chong and Qi Yu, had a bright smile on their faces.
Even Cha Bai, the Peak Master of Fire Peak who had some dispute with Duan Ling Tian in the past, seemed to also have forgotten about the differences between himself and Duan Ling Tian. He also had a sincere smile on his face.
“Hurmph! How dare that Chen Feng doubt me!” Standing by the side, Hu Fei cast a glance from afar at Chen Feng, the Sect Leader of Sun Moon Sect. A smirk could be seen playing at the corner of his mouth.
In his opinion, it was entirely Chen Feng’s own fault for losing to Duan Ling Tian this time.
“How is this possible?!” At this moment, Chen Feng was extremely horrified and appalled. It did not cross his mind that a Five Element Sect’s disciple who looked only around 25 years old would actually be this horrifying. Just a blow and he managed to kill Lu Kai, who ranked third among the younger generation in Sun Moon Sect.
Moreover, it was under the circumstance where Lu Kai had activated his Grade Two Spirit Saber.
The few Vice Sect Leaders and the group of disciples from Sun Moon Sect looked completely aghast.
Two of the Sun Moon Sect’s disciples, who stood to the side by themselves, were exchanging glances with each other.
“Do you have any confidence?” One of them suddenly opened his mouth to ask in a low voice.
“No. You?” The other person shook his head before he posed the same question.
“No.” The former also shook his head.
Both of them immediately went silent.
They were the two strongest people among the current younger generation of Sun Moon Sect. However, even they could not clearly see the punch that Duan Ling Tian, the Five Element Sect’s disciple, threw earlier.
Not only that, none of them dared to say that they could kill a Lu Kai who went all out and activated a Grade Two Spirit Saber with just their bare hands.
However, Duan Ling Tian had done it.
“How powerful!” At the Empyrean Temple side, Xuan Bei’s eyes were narrowed while his face was completely frozen.
He did not think that Duan Ling Tian’s strength would be elevated to such level in just a few months.
“Now, this is what we call interesting!” However, the moment he recalled the battle bet between Duan Ling Tian and himself, a wave of excitement and anticipation immediately surged in Xuan Bei’s heart.
It was apparent that he did not fear Duan Ling Tian at all despite the strength that Duan Ling Tian had demonstrated.