Chapter 973: Headed Toward the Central Area
Translator: EndlessFantasy Translation Editor: EndlessFantasy Translation
‘The soul remnant that was hidden in Zi Shang’s body… is most likely from the Devilseal Tablet! After all, he did own a Devilseal Tablet fragment.’
‘More importantly, the soul remnant that was hidden in Zi Shang’s body seems to be a Martial Emperor powerhouse who recognized the Devilseal Tablet! It’s possible that he knew the background of the Devilseal Tablet.’
‘Then, he should know the value of the Devilseal Tablet… This also means Zi Shang wouldn’t have framed me! Otherwise, if I’m killed, the Devilseal Tablet will fall into other people’s hands.’ Duan Ling Tian thought a lot in just a few minutes.
First, he was certain Zi Shang knew the value of the Devilseal Tablet.
Back when he was hunted by the Skywolf Fort’s four Vice Fort Masters, it was led by Zi Shang with the Devilseal Tablet.
‘It could be that Zi Shang wanted Skywolf Fort to obtain the Devilseal Tablet first before he steals it back with other methods… He had aid from a soul remnant that seems to be a Martial Emperor powerhouse, it wouldn’t be difficult to obtain strength that surpasses Skywolf Fort in the future!’
‘However, it’s different in the Martial Emperor’s secret treasure! Once he spreads the news that I have a Profundity Fragment… He wouldn’t be able to find out who killed me, let alone retrieving the Devilseal Tablet from the person who killed me.’ With this line of thought, Duan Ling Tian confirmed that the person who framed him was not Zi Shang!
Since Zi Shang was interested in his Devilseal Tablet, he would not do such a stupid thing.
‘But if not Zi Shang, then who is it?’ Duan Ling Tian frowned as he flew. He still could not figure out who was trying to frame him.
‘Could it be that two disciples from Sun Moon Sect?’ Soon, Duan Ling Tian thought of the remaining Sun Moon Sect’s disciples. They had the largest motive since the other eighteen Sun Moon Sect’s disciples died in his hands.
If the two of them wanted revenge, then they would have the motive.
‘Apart from them, the people from Emotion Severing Sect would also have a motive.’ When he first entered the Martial Emperor’s secret treasure, he had killed nineteen disciples from Skywolf Fort, seventeen disciples from Sun Moon Sect, and twelve disciples from Emotion Severing Sect.
“It’s possible that among the remaining Emotion Severing Sect’s disciples, there are a few who wish to avenge the dead Emotion Severing Sect’s disciples,” Duan Ling Tian murmured.
Shortly after, Duan Ling Tian let out a bitter smile.
‘There’s also the Blade Sect’s disciple, Lian Xiong… His arm was severed by Tian Wu before entering the Martial Emperor’s secret treasure because of me! Although he reattached his arm, I’m pretty sure he hates me.’ Duan Ling Tian thought as he continued to search for possible suspects.
As he analyzed, he realized that no matter if it was the Blade Sect’s disciple, Empyrean Temple’s disciples or even Five Element Sect’s disciples, all of them seemed to have the possibility of framing him.
“This is a headache.” Duan Ling Tian shook his head and stopped thinking. However, his eyes revealed a harsh and cold light. “It doesn’t matter who it is. They dared to frame me… I’ll kill you and let you die horribly once I catch you!”
Duan Ling Tian moved rapidly, as fast as the wind, as he traveled across caves.
Along Duan Ling Tian’s journey, he heard chatters about him from a lot of the surviving young powerhouses. They were discussing the issue of the Profundity Fragment.
After half a month’s time, Duan Ling Tian finally confirmed the directions to the central area of the Martial Emperor’s secret treasure and headed there.
‘Finally confirmed the direction… That Martial Emperor powerhouse’s palace is there!’ Duan Ling Tian flew toward the central area of the Martial Emperor’s secret treasure. His speed was at the maximum, all that was left to be seen by young powerhouses along the way was a purple lightning-like figure.
“That person is moving so fast!”
“Yes, I couldn’t catch up with his trail at all.”
“Such a speed… He must at least be at the Fourth Level Void Transformation or above!”
The young powerhouses along the way could not help but sigh and admit defeat when they saw the flashing purple figure.
As Duan Ling Tian headed toward the central area of the Martial Emperor’s secret treasure, a lot of young powerhouses scattered about the Martial Emperor’s secret treasure had also figured out the directions to the central area and were traveling there.
“Brother Ling Tian obtained a Profundity Fragment?” Two figures were rapidly moving toward the central area of the Martial Emperor’s secret treasure. One of them was surprised by the talks they had heard along the way.
“Peng Bao, you know that Duan Ling Tian?” The other person was Lei Jun, he was the second strongest powerhouse of the younger generation from Izumo Sect.
The former figure was Peng Bao, the second strongest powerhouse of the younger generation from Anicca Sect.
“I know him. He can be considered a friend… But, I did not realize he has the ability to obtain a Profundity Fragment.” Peng Bao nodded, surprise showed on his face when he spoke.
He did not think that the young man he had seen once had such a strength!
As someone who had obtained a Profundity Fragment at the outer side of the Martial Emperor’s secret treasure, he clearly knew that one needed sufficient strength and luck to obtain a Profundity Fragment.
The puppets guarding the Profundity Fragment was already troublesome enough.
Apart from the puppets, the boxes that contained the Profundity Fragment would release an extremely penetrating sound to attract people nearby.
If one could not overpower those who were attracted, the Profundity Fragment would have to be given away.
Hence, to obtain a Profundity Fragment, luck was secondary, and strength was the most important factor.
“If I meet him, I’ll snatch the Profundity Fragment from his hands…You won’t interfere, will you?” Lei Jun’s eyes flashed as he asked quietly.
“If I meet him, I’ll ask him which type of Profundity Fragment he has… If it’s the one Anicca Sect needs, I’ll try to exchange my Profundity Fragment with his,” Peng Bao said calmly, he did not answer Lei Jun.
Lei Jun’s eyes brightened when he heard his words.
Peng Bao’s Profundity Fragment was the one he desperately needs, but he could not obtain it from Peng Bao.
If it fell into the Five Element Sect’s disciple’s hands who was from a third-rate force, it would be easily snatched by him, right?
A young disciple from a third-rate force, even if he was the strongest person among the younger generation of the third-rate forces, he would not be better than the second strongest person from Izumo Sect, a second-rate force.
Lei Jun was very confident of his strength.
“Now, I hope the Profundity Fragment in Duan Ling Tian’s hands is the one Anicca Sect needs… Even if it’s not, I’ll still snatch the Profundity Fragment from his hands!” Lei Jun mumbled as a cold light gleamed in his eyes. “An ant from a third-rate force isn’t qualified to own a Profundity Fragment!”
Peng Bao and Lei Jun moved very fast as they headed toward the central area of the Martial Emperor’s secret treasure.
At the same time, there were also a lot of other people who were traveling to the central area.
A red-hot figure surrounded by a burning aura flashed by several caves in a blink of an eye. The speed was so fast that several young powerhouses along the way felt ashamed.
“Big Brother Duan should also be on his way to the central area right?” The figure that flashed by was a red-clad girl. She was like an elf dancing in the fire when she flew, drop-dead gorgeous and alluring. She looked around twenty. There was a bit of expectation between her eyebrows as she hurriedly traveled.
In her mind, the figure of a purple-clad young man appeared. It made her blushed, and it looked ravishing.
On the other side of the Martial Emperor’s secret treasure, two shadows flew side by side at an extremely high speed.
There was a young man in red and a young man in blue who looked identical. It was obvious that they were twins.
However, they had entirely different expressions on their faces.
The red-clad youth was expressive with constantly changing expressions, whereas the blue-clad young man’s face was extremely cold and remained the same from the beginning.
“Duan Ling Tian has obtained a Profundity Fragment?” There was a hint of surprise on the red-clad young man’s face. “When you look at it, he’s as lucky as us”
The blue-clad young man raised his eyebrows but stayed silent.
“The Profound Assimilation Formation we found in the Martial Emperor’s secret treasure is way more powerful than the one we experienced in the sect… Judging from how our Concepts have improved, you can tell the Profound Assimilation Formation has a lot of Concept Fragments that are of better grades,” the red-clad young man exclaimed.
This pair of twins was the Nangong Twins from Five Element Sect.
The blue-clad young man with a stony face was Nangong Chen, and the red-clad young man who looked fascinated was Nangong Yi.
The brothers were polar opposites, one was quiet and the other was lively.
Ever since they entered the Martial Emperor’s secret treasure, they had each acquired a grade one spirit weapon in addition to entering an automatically activated Profound Assimilation Formation.
They were inside the Profound Assimilation Formation for three hours, and their Concepts had improved tremendously.
The improvement compared to the improvement they experienced in the Profound Assimilation Formation in Five Element Sect was like comparing heaven and earth.
Five Element Sect’s Profound Assimilation Formation was nothing before the Profound Assimilation Formation in the Martial Emperor’s secret treasure.
“Too bad the Profound Assimilation Formation can only be activated once… Otherwise, we could have comprehended the Ninth Level Advanced Concept if we’re allowed to enter again,” Nangong Yi sighed and said with pity all over his face.
“Greedy!” Nangong Chen said coolly.
“You don’t want to?” Nangong Yi glanced at Nangong Chen scornfully. “Nevertheless, our encounter is better than Duan Ling Tian… Although he obtained a Profundity Fragment, he would have to hand it over to the sect.”
“Heh, very hard to stay alive,” Nangong Chen said a few words, he cherished his words as though it was gold.
“Yes… We did not expect those who entered from the other entrance of the Martial Emperor’s secret treasure are from second-rate forces.” Nangong Yi nodded with an apprehensive face.