Chapter 1004: A Change in Mentality
Translator: EndlessFantasy Translation Editor: EndlessFantasy Translation
“It’s you?” All of a sudden, a cold gleam flashed in Duan Ling Tian’s eyes. It was as though he wanted to devour the person before him.
The Fire Peak’s disciple’s fear soared to its peak. He looked at Duan Ling Tian and decided to bite the bullet. He gritted his teeth as he said, “Yes, it’s me.” As the saying went, ‘Dead pigs were not afraid of boiling water’.
“I don’t think I know you. Why did you do it?” Duan Ling Tian’s face became solemn after the Fire Peak’ disciple admitted his wrongdoing. There was a hint of coldness as he narrowed his eyes.
“I owe my life to Senior Brother Hu Fei!” The Fire Peak’s disciple said in a deep voice.
“Hu Fei?” Duan Ling Tian was stunned at first, but he finally figured out what was going on. The Fire Peak’s disciple before him was taking revenge on behalf of Hu Fei whom he had killed.
‘Hu Fei actually saved someone’s life?’
Duan Ling Tian found that unbelievable.
“I didn’t expect there would be someone who owes his life to Hu Fei!” Huang Daniu said mockingly before Duan Ling Tian could speak.
Hu Fei was the Fire Peak Master’s direct disciple, and he was also once a traitor to Wood Peak.
In order to succeed, Hu Fei did not only betray Wood Peak that helped him achieve what he had, he even betrayed his own master who saved his life. Due to that, he had a bad reputation in the Five Element Sect.
If anyone else heard a bastard like Hu Fei actually saved someone’s life, they would find it surprising as well.
However, Duan Ling Tian and Huang Daniu did not know the real reason Hu Fei saved this Fire Peak’s disciple’s life.
His intention was not pure, and it was more for his own benefit.
The Hu Fei that Duan Ling Tian knew was like a cold-blooded animal, he did not possess even a shred of kindness.
Everything he did was for his own benefit.
Selfish was his middle name.
“If that’s the case… You can return your life to him!” Duan Ling Tian spoke calmly as he lifted his hand with lightning speed and formed a sword glow. It was so fast that even Huang Daniu could not keep up with what was happening, let alone the Fire Peak’s disciple.
A faint noise sounded as a bloody arrow pierced through the Fire Peak’s disciple’s throat. The blood splattered like red roses in bloom.
The Fire Peak’s disciple’s body fell on the ground like a block of meat.
Duan Ling Tian had always been decisive and merciless whenever he attacked.
“That’s really fast!” Huang Daniu narrowed his eyes. Everything played out before his eyes in just a few seconds, he did not even have time to respond.
The only thing he saw was Duan Ling Tian lifting his arm, and in just a blink of an eye, the Fire Peak’s disciple was dead.
He did not manage to see how Duan Ling Tian attacked from the beginning until the end. ‘It seems like Duan Ling Tian had some interesting encounters in there… Otherwise, it’s impossible for his progress to be this big!’ Huang Daniu looked at Duan Ling Tian in envy as he thought about this.
Killing the Fire Peak’s disciple was an insignificant matter to Duan Ling Tian.
Suddenly, he seemed to have recalled something. He looked at Huang Daniu with curiosity written on his face. “Daniu, how did you find out it was him?”
“Hehe.” Naturally, Huang Daniu knew what Duan Ling Tian was asking.
He smirked before he said, “I met him in there… It so happened I heard him spreading the rumor. He was trying to set you up by telling the others you had obtained the Emperor Stage Profundity Fragment.” Huang Daniu disclosed everything to Duan Ling Tian in one breath.
Duan Ling Tian was stunned and looked at Huang Daniu with gratitude. “No matter what, I must thank you for this… Otherwise, I wouldn’t have found out who was trying to secretly frame me.”
Although the Fire Peak’s disciple spread the rumor at the outer ring of the Martial Emperor’s earlier, his evil plan did not end the way he wanted it to.
What he had done undoubtedly created a knot in Duan Ling Tian’s heart!
Previously, Duan Ling Tian was eager to find out who was secretly framing him. Before he found the culprit, he would feel ill at ease whenever he thought about this.
The fact that the person who had framed him was alive and well in the world was undoubtedly a hidden threat to him.
“It’s nothing, it’s nothing! Moreover, you’ve given me a grade one spirit weapon earlier and helped me when we were in there… You can consider it as me returning the favor,” Huang Daniu said generously as he waved his hand.
Duan Ling Tian nodded and did not dwell on the topic. Instead, he asked curiously, “Daniu, how long have you been out here?”
“About half an hour,” Huang Daniu replied after thinking about it for a moment.
As Duan Ling Tian and Huang Daniu were chatting, another silhouette flew out of the palace.
“It’s a disciple from a second-rate force! Duan Ling Tian, do you want to kill him so he won’t be able to spread nonsense when he leaves Entrance No.1?” Huang Daniu stared at the silhouette in the distance as a hint of ferocity gleamed in his eyes.
“No need.” Duan Ling Tian shook his head. The Annica Sect’s disciple had fear written all over his face when he heard what Huang Daniu had said from afar.
When Duan Ling Tian was heading out of the Illusory Formation, he had already figured out that Zuo Yue had most probably left Qing Feng Palace and the Martial Emperor’s secret treasure.
It would not take long for him to get to Izumo Sect from Entrance No. 2 and spread the news about him killing the two brothers, Lei Zhong and Lei Jun.
It was very likely that Zuo Yue would also tell North Nether Sect about Duan Ling Tian killing Xu Qing.
Moreover, Zuo Yue would definitely tell Anicca Sect, that he belonged to, about the Monarch Stage Profundity Fragment Duan Ling Tian possessed and also the likelihood of him obtaining the three Profundity Fragments from Martial Emperor Qing Feng’s body.
At that time, not only would he have to face revenge from Izumo Sect and North Nether Sect, he would also have to face Anicca Sect since they coveted the Profundity Fragments he possessed.
That would mean he would be targeted by the three great second-rate forces in the northern desert.
That thought alone gave Duan Ling Tian goosebumps. The three second-rate forces were like monsters to him.
The Anicca Sect’s disciple was relieved when he saw Duan Ling Tian did not have the intention to attack him. He looked at Duan Ling Tian thankfully and left immediately.
‘Whoosh! Whoosh! Whoosh!’
More people continued to leave.
Apart from the few surviving disciples from the second-rate forces, the survivors from the third-rate forces were also leaving Qing Feng Palace one by one.
Soon after, a familiar silhouette appeared before Duan Ling Tian.
Duan Ling Tian could not help but smile when he saw the young man before him and took the initiative to greet him, “Xuan Bei!”
“Duan Ling Tian.” Xuan Bei felt a little embarrassed when he saw Duan Ling Tian.
Back when he was at Skywolf Fort, he did not realize the person he had challenged possessed an ability that far exceeded his.
Currently, he had completely lost his courage when he faced Duan Ling Tian!
“I’ll make a move first.” Perhaps Xuan Bei felt suppressed by Duan Ling Tian, he left immediately after bidding him goodbye.
He completely disregarded all the Empyrean Temple’s disciples who might have survived in Qing Feng Palace.
“Haha… Duan Ling Tian, that bald donkey’s afraid of you.” Huang Daniu could not help but laugh out loud when he recalled how Xuan Bei challenged Duan Ling Tian when they first entered the palace.
Back then, Xuan Bei was in high spirits and was filled with confidence.
However, he could only run away now when he encountered Duan Ling Tian!
In comparison to Huang Daniu’s maniacal laugh, Duan Ling Tian did not have much of a change in his emotions.
Now that his ability had elevated, his mentality had also changed. He no longer considered Xuan Bei, the Empyrean Temple’s disciple, as his opponent.
With his current ability, there were only a few people in the Empyrean Temple who were worthy to be his opponent.
Zhang Yan came out shortly after Xuan Bei left.
Zhang Yan saw Duan Ling Tian as soon as he came out, and he left after he greeted Duan Ling Tian.
“Zhang Yan.” Duan Ling Tian stared at Zhang Yan until he left his sight before he snapped back to reality.
Duan Ling Tian and Zhang Yan came from the same kingdom, the Darkhan Dynasty.
Perhaps that was why he felt a sense of kinship whenever he encountered Zhang Yan.
Both of them came from Darkhan Dynasty, and they were also the most powerful young men in the current third-rate forces in the northern desert. This came as a surprise to most people.
Moreover, both of them did not only come from Darkhan Dynasty, they specifically came from the Azure Forest Imperial Kingdom in Darkstone Empire that was under the Darkhan Dynasty.
Silhouettes dashed out of Qing Feng Palace and left one after another.
“Big Brother Zhang!” A while later, a silhouette that flew out of Qing Feng Palace caught Duan Ling Tian’s attention. It was Zhang Shou Yong.
Zhang Shou Yong’s eyes lit up when he saw Duan Ling Tian and Huang Daniu.
An extremely familiar red silhouette dashed out of Qing Feng Palace half an hour after Zhang Shou Yong came out of the palace. It was as though a fire elf had appeared next to Duan Ling Tian.
“Big Brother Duan.” A soft and sweet voice entered Duan Ling Tian’s ears.
The fire elf who stood next to Duan Ling Tian had a graceful and seductive body. Her gorgeous face could make grown men fall to their knees before her.
“Tian Wu.” Duan Ling Tian wore a gentle smile on his face and looked at her with a hint of affection in his eyes.
“Where’s Su Li? Why is he not out yet?” Huang Daniu could not help but frown after seeing Feng Tian Wu had also come out.
“Let’s just wait,” Duan Ling Tian said.
However, Duan Ling Tian and the others did not see Su Li even after people stopped coming out from Qing Feng Palace.
“Could something have happened to Su Li?” Huang Daniu mumbled solemnly.
“Don’t you dare jinx it! Maybe Su Li came out earlier than you did… Maybe he left on his own because he wasn’t sure if we’ve left yet,” Duan Ling Tian rebuked and voiced his opinion.
Although he said that, he secretly felt like he did not make any sense.
“Then let’s get out of here,” Zhang Shou Yong suggested.
“Alright.” Duan Ling Tian and the others did not object.
The four of them departed and left the central area of the Martial Emperor’s secret treasure.
Once they left the central area, the four of them parted ways since they needed to exit from the entrance they came from.