Chapter 986: Lei Zhong’s Death
Translator: EndlessFantasy Translation Editor: EndlessFantasy Translation
Almost at the same time when Lei Zhong’s last word left his mouth, a crisp slapping sound reverberated in the air and clearly entered the ears of everyone present at the scene.
Under the watchful eyes of the others, Duan Ling Tian raised a hand and gave Lei Zhong a loud slap in the face. It left a visible palm print on one half of his face and made it swell instantly.
For a moment, all the bystanders could feel was a chill running down their spines.
This Duan Ling Tian was just too daring.
How dare he gave Lei Zhong a slap even after he said he was the direct disciple of a Martial Monarch powerhouse.
They had to admit they really admire Duan Ling Tian’s courage from the bottom of their hearts!
However, although they admired his courage, it did not mean they agreed with Duan Ling Tian’s way of doing things.
“That’s just searching for death!” At the same time, the majority of the people felt Duan Ling Tian was merely looking for death. That included Zuo Yue, the strongest person among the younger generations in Anicca Sect.
At this moment, the gaze that Zuo Yue used to look at Duan Ling Tian was like he was staring at a dead person.
In his opinion, Duan Ling Tian’s action would undoubtedly provoke the pride of that Martial Monarch powerhouse from Izumo Sect. Even if he made it out alive from the Martial Emperor’s secret treasure, he would still, without a doubt, die eventually!
That Martial Monarch powerhouse would never let him go.
After slapping Lei Zhong, who glared at him fiercely and itched to smash him into powder, Duan Ling Tian asked with a calm face in tone that was neither fast nor slow, “I only asked whether you’re Lei Zhong or not. Did I ask you whose direct disciple you are?”
“Y-You… Y-You…” Lei Zhong narrowed his eyes, and it seemed like he was about to open his mouth again.
Another loud slap landed on the other half of Lei Zhong’s face, the slap turned his face into a pig’s face.
“Did I ask you to speak?” Duan Ling Tian gave Lei Zhong another slap and continued to look at him calmly. It thoroughly enraged Lei Zhong. With an even more intense hatred, he glared at Duan Ling Tian, but he did not dare to utter another word.
He believed that if he dared to say another word, the other party would definitely give him another slap in the face without any hesitation.
This purple-clad young man was like a madman! A madman through and through!
When the people at the side saw Duan Ling Tian slap Lei Zhong again, chills ran down their spines again. All that was running through their minds right now was how big of a gut this Duan Ling Tian possessed. He was so daring to make light of that Martial Monarch powerhouse.
“Do you really think I don’t dare to kill you?” With the usual calm tone, Duan Ling Tian questioned word by word as he stared at Lei Zhong.
This time, Lei Zhong did not answer. However, the extreme coldness that could be seen in his eyes expressed the thoughts in his mind.
Another loud slap resonated in the air, it gripped the bystanders’ hearts so much that all of their heartbeats turned rapid instantly. Each and every one of them could feel their blood running cold.
Duan Ling Tian gave Lei Zhong another slap. Lei Zhong’s eyeballs were almost bulging out due to the fierce and intense glare he shot Duan Ling Tian. Duan Ling Tian asked again, “Didn’t you hear my question?” His tone was no longer calm but contained a hint of coldness now.
Finally, Lei Zhong swallowed back the blood that rose up from his throat and asked in a hoarse yet cold voice, “Don’t tell me you dare to kill me?”
Ignoring his question, Duan Ling Tian asked without caring, “Your name’s Lei Zhong… I wonder what relationship you have with Lei Jun, the second strongest person or something among the younger generation in Anicca Sect?”
He had a feeling since Lei Zhong and Lei Jun’s surname were both Lei, and both were the most outstanding disciples among the younger generation in Izumo Sect, they must be related in some ways.
“He’s my younger blood brother, and also the direct disciple of the Sect Leader of Izumo Sect!” The moment Lei Zhong heard Duan Ling Tian mentioning Lei Jun, his pale face was suddenly filled with a sense of pride.
“Your younger brother? What a coincidence!” Duan Ling Tian laughed. The laugh was extremely hearty, but as soon as his laughter died down, his tone turned cold immediately as though it came directly from a thaw hole. “I’ve already killed your brother, so… do you really think I don’t dare to kill you?”
The moment the words left Duan Ling Tian’s mouth, the crowd exploded in an uproar immediately.
Duan Ling Tian had killed Lei Zhong’s younger brother? The Lei Jun who was also the direct disciple of the Sect Leader of Izumo Sect?
“Shit! He’s doomed!” The instance Peng Bao heard Duan Ling Tian’s words, he was initially stunned before a wry smile crept up on his face.
He knew the moment Duan Ling Tian made the announcement, him and Izumo Sect were destined to be locked in an endless grudge.
“No wonder. I was just wondering why I didn’t see Lei Jun at all. He should’ve arrived at the central area of the Martial Emperor’s secret treasure earlier than us. It didn’t cross my mind that he might be dead.” Apart from Peng Bao, Huang Daniu, Su Li, and Zhang Shou Yong were also hit by a pang of realization.
As for where and when Lei Jun died, it was not difficult for them to figure it out.
Some time ago, after the fallout between Lei Jun and Peng Bao, Lei Jun left on his own. While they were on their way to the central area of the Martial Emperor’s secret treasure with Duan Ling Tian, they only separated once at the cavern with six entrances to explore separately.
Now that they thought about it, it had to be during that time when Duan Ling Tian met Lei Jun and killed him.
“This Duan Ling Tian is dead now!” A sneer crept up on the corner of Zuo Yue’s mouth as he rejoiced in other people’s misfortune.
Xu Qing’s face remained calm, but a hint of shock could be seen in his eyes. He was astonished by Duan Ling Tian’s courage.
“It looks like Lei Zhong is going to die this time.” Xu Qing sighed.
Since Duan Ling Tian announced the fact that he killed Lei Jun in front of everyone, it meant that he was determined to kill Lei Zhong.
“What?! You…you killed my brother?!” Lei Zhong’s eyes narrowed. His ashen face darkened and his body that was lifted by Duan Ling Tian on the neck was so agitated that he was trembling in anger violently. His eyes were filled with extreme chilliness.
“Y-You’re dead! You’re dead!!” Lei Zhong roared in his hoarse voice.
“You won’t get to see whether I’ll be dead or not anyway.” Duan Ling Tian remained indifferent. As a cold gleam flashed across his eyes, the hand that was gripping Lei Zhong’s neck suddenly tightened.
A crisp sound of bones breaking reverberated in the air and entered everybody’s ears. It made their blood run cold as chills ran down their spines.
Under the watchful eyes of the others, Lei Zhong who was still glaring did not even manage to let out a yell. Just like that, with his head drooping to one side, he went completely still immediately.
The eyes that were originally filled with wrath turned bleak in an instance.
With a lift of his hand, Duan Ling Tian took Lei Zhong’s Spatial Ring from his hand and let go of his grip at the same time. Lei Zhong’s body slipped and fell from hundreds over meters high from the sky and eventually became a puddle of bloody pulp on the ground.
The entire scene was so quiet that it was terrifying even though everyone present at the scene knew Duan Ling Tian was going to kill Lei Zhong when he announced that he had already killed Lei Jun.
After all, after he admitted to killing Lei Jun, even if he did not kill Lei Zhong, he would still face the same outcome after he left the Martial Emperor’s secret treasure.
Since the outcome would be the same after he made that announcement, he naturally would not let Lei Zhong go.
Due to this reason, Lei Zhong was dead.
Although it was within their expectations, they were still struck with fear upon seeing this.
Especially the disciples from the three major second-rate forces.
They knew very well about the position that both Lei Zhong and Lei Jun held in Izumo Sect.
Not only were those two the heads of the current younger generations in Izumo Sect, the two brothers were also the pillars of Izumo Sect’s future. Moreover, they were also the direct disciples of the two strongest powerhouses in Izumo Sect.
The strongest person in Izumo Sect was none other than Lei Zhong’s master, the only Martial Monarch powerhouse in Izumo Sect — the supreme elder.
As for the second strongest person in Izumo Sect, he was none other than Lei Jun’s master, the current Sect Leader of Izumo Sect.
The fact that Duan Ling Tian killed both Lei Zhong and Lei Jun was equivalent to giving a loud slap to the faces of the two most powerful powerhouses in Izumo Sect and completely ignoring their pride.
Whoosh! Whoosh! Whoosh!
At this moment, a few more people arrived at the central zone of the Martial Emperor’s secret treasure. They arrived just in time to witness the scene of Duan Ling Tian killing Lei Zhong and turning him into a pulpy mess.
“Who’s the unlucky one who dared to provoke Senior Brother Ling Tian?” There were many Five Element Sect’s disciples among this group of people as well. They could not help but mourn for Lei Zhong.
Naturally, they thought this way because they did not know of Lei Zhong’s identity yet. Otherwise, they would not be so calm.
“He’s actually still alive?” When one of the few remaining Five Element Sect’s disciples saw Duan Ling Tian, shock and disbelief filled his eyes right away as though he had just seen something remarkable.
“Duan Ling Tian!” At the same time, a fast figure appeared in time on top of the side of the central palace.
Zhang Yang just arrived and immediately witnessed the scene of Duan Ling Tian committing a murder.
“T-That guy… Isn’t he a young powerhouse who entered from Entrance No. 1?” When Zhang Yan saw the body that had been smashed to a pulp, his eyes gleamed before his expression was replaced with a dumbfounded look.
Since he did not enter from Entrance No. 2, it could only mean that he entered from Entrance No. 1.
During his journey, he had learned about the group of young powerhouses who entered the Martial Emperor’s secret treasure. He knew that other than Entrance No. 2, there was one more entrance — Entrance No. 1 — that allowed people to come in.
The people who entered from the Entrance No. 1 was none other than the group of young disciples from the three major second-rate forces of the northern desert.
“Duan Ling Tian actually killed a second-rate force’s disciple in the front of so many people?” The corner of Zhang Yan’s mouth twitched slightly.
Although he had also killed a few disciples from the second-rate forces in his journey, there was no one alive who knew about this at all.
He did not have such big guts to kill a second-rate force’s disciple in the eyes of so many people.
Compared to a third-rate force like the Emotion Severing Sect that he was in, although there was only a one-word difference with the second-rate force, the differences in both their strengths and backgrounds were a whole world of difference.
In the end, Zhang Yan could not contain his curiosity anymore and turned toward the young monk standing nearby and asked via Voice Transmission, “Xuan Bei, what’s going on?”
At this moment, the young monk was staring dazedly at the purple-clad young man who stood a distance away, he was unable to return to his senses for a long time.
Zhang Yan’s Voice Transmission took him by surprise and woke him up instantly. A wry smile instantly crept up on his face as he replied through Voice Transmission, “What else? Duan Ling Tian just killed that Lei Zhong from Izumo Sect!”
When Duan Ling Tian cast the strength of 1200 ancient horned dragons without the help of any spirit weapon, he knew that he was far from being a match for Duan Ling Tian.
“Lei Zhong? This name sounds quite familiar.” Zhang Yan frowned.