Chapter 1031: The Return
Translator: EndlessFantasy Translation Editor: EndlessFantasy Translation
Due to the fact that his consciousness was suppressed, it could be said that he was insidiously devilified.
He was not sure if the Devilseal Tablet would have worked if he had initiated it.
It was not that it did not occur to him to try it out in private
It would be alright if he failed. If he had succeeded, he would have to bear the consequences and might have ended up in a coma for a long time.
He was fortunate to have met Ye Xuan previously.
If it had been another person, they might covet the Spatial Ring in his hands and kill him.
They could only claim ownership of the Spatial Ring once they killed him.
He had no idea what would happen to him if he went into a coma in an attempt to use the Devilseal Tablet. Moreover, he was not sure when he would be able to regain his consciousness. Who knows what would happen to the Crimson Sky Kingdom at that time!
‘It doesn’t matter if I can devilify myself or not. I must return to the Crimson Sky Kingdom… This is all my fault, I should bear the responsibility alone!’
Duan Ling Tian’s eyes shone, and an imposing and masculine aura exuded from his body.
When he killed Lei Zhong at the risk of offending the northern desert’s second-rate force, Izumo Sect, he was already prepared to be hunted by Izumo Sect and had come up with a backup plan.
In order to avoid getting the Five Element Sect involved, he had even publicly renounced the Five Element Sect.
He did not think about his hometown, the Crimson Sky Kingdom, at all.
Perhaps it was because it did not cross his mind that second-rate forces like Izumo Sect, Annica Sect, and North Nether Sect would bother with a tiny country like the Crimson Sky Kingdom that was so low on the food chain in Cloud Continent.
However, it seemed like second-rated forces from the Foreign Lands would do whatever it takes to achieve their own agenda.
Now that all this happened, Duan Ling Tian did not bother to think about whether he regretted his actions or not.
All he knew was he had to resolve this no matter what. He would not have any regrets even if he had to sacrifice his life for the peace of Crimson Sky Kingdom.
A man would take responsibility for his own his action!
A man would protect his home and country!
A man would not let his family and friends get hurt!
Duan Ling Tian had always been a righteous man. That was why he had to return to the Crimson Sky Kingdom.
He would stand tall and return to his hometown.
Crimson Sky Kingdom, Imperial City.
The place that occupied the most space within the inner city would undoubtedly be the Crimson Sky Kingdom’s Imperial Palace.
The current Imperial Palace was entirely different from the previous Imperial Palace. It was less lively and a little more gloomy. The guards stationed in there were listless and downcast.
Since the arrival of the four individuals about two months ago, the Crimson Sky Kingdom’s Imperial Palace had undergone earth-shaking changes.
First, the Emperor was detained, and the Divine Might Marquis was also caught and placed in the Imperial Palace with the Emperor.
Following that, the youth powerhouses from Xiao Clan Estate like Xiao Yu and Xiao Xun were also caught one by one.
Even Li Xuan from the Lee Clan Estate that was situated far away in Aurora City was caught.
All those people had one thing in common.
They were close to the Commander of the Crimson Sky Kingdom’s Embroidered Uniform Guard, Duan Ling Tian.
Duan Ling Tian was well known in the current Crimson Sky Kingdom.
When he placed first in the Martial Competition organized by the Darkhan Dynasty, he became a national sensation when he returned to the Crimson Sky Kingdom.
The Crimson Sky Kingdom was a tiny kingdom. Even the most outstanding person in the history of the kingdom only had a position in the Darkstone Empire. It did not even have anything to do with the Darkhan Dynasty.
However, someone from the Crimson Sky Kingdom became the number one among the youths in Darkhan Dynasty, and it was publicly known in the entire Darkhan Dynasty. How could they not be excited?
For a time in the Crimson Sky Kingdom, all parents used Duan Ling Tian as an example for their children.
The younger generation regarded Duan Ling Tian as their idol and his achievements as their life goals.
The middle-aged and older generation could not stop smiling and would give a thumbs up whenever Duan Ling Tian’s name was mentioned.
Duan Ling Tian had become the spiritual pillar for the Crimson Sky Kingdom’s people.
However, four individual whose origins were unknown appeared and demanded Duan Ling Tian to come forth when his reputation was at its peak. If he did not do as they had demanded, they would slaughter everyone in the Crimson Sky Kingdom.
Most importantly, they had suppressed the Imperial family and the Divine Might Marquis’ estate, both were the strongest forces in the Crimson Sky Kingdom. Ever since the news spread, the people in the area surrounding the Imperial City of Crimson Sky Kingdom had been in a state of panic.
All these happened in the span of two months. The news would have spread all over the Crimson Sky Kingdom within half a year, and it would cause the entire kingdom to descend into a state of panic.
At the Divine Might Marquis’ mansion. In the Main Hall.
“Now what? The four powerhouses are too terrifying… Xiao Revered Elder was a First Level Void Prying Stage martial artist, but even he was instantly killed by one of the middle-aged men!”
“More importantly, that person seems like he’s only a subordinate to the strong old man,” a red-clad old man said, his face was filled with fear as he looked at the strong old man.
“Old Marquis, what should we do now? They’ll execute the Emperor and the Divine Might Marquis tomorrow, and I’m afraid we won’t be able to escape death as well!” The red-clad old man said uneasily, horrified.
“You saw that person’s attack… What level do you think his level is at?”
Old Marquis was the last Divine Might Marquis, Nie Rong. He said solemnly, “I’m ashamed to say this but I couldn’t even catch his movement, let alone react to his attack… It seemed as though Xiao Revered Elder just suddenly fell to this death.” The corner of the red-clad old man’s mouth twitched. His face was filled with an expression of bitterness and helplessness.
“If it was an attack from an ordinary Void Initiation martial artist, you would still be able to react even if you couldn’t catch his movements! It seems like that person is at the Void Interpretation or above,” Nie Rong said solemnly.
Meanwhile, the woman beside Nie Rong said with a similar solemn expression, “That’s the only explanation… Besides, they’re here to find fault with Little Tian. I assume they know everything about Little Tian! During the Martial Competition organized by the Darkhan Dynasty a few years back, Little Tian won first place with his cultivation base at the Ninth Level Void Initiation! Currently, Little Tian must have already broken through to the Void Interpretation.”
“They must have known all these, yet they still came to find fault with Little Tian… Their strength is definitely above the Void Interpretation.” The woman was Meng Ping, the Sect Leader of Fly Bow Sect from the Azure Forest Imperial Kingdom.
Originally, she was in a closed-door cultivation and had only come out recently. After she learned about her son’s imprisonment, she anxiously rushed back to the Crimson Sky Kingdom as soon as she could. She had just arrived early that morning.
The woman’s word sounded credible and convincing. The expressions of the red-clad old man, including the other middle-aged man and young man, changed slightly when they heard her words.
The middle-aged man was the Dean of Paladin Academy, Sima Chang Feng. He was also Duan Ling Tian’s former teacher at the Paladin Academy.
The young man was Nie Fen, the Little Marquis of the Divine Might Marquis’ estate.
The current Nie Fen lived up to his name, he felt anxious as though his heart was burning.
“Grandmother, if they’re really Void Interpretation powerhouses… Doesn’t it mean father and the Emperor are dead for sure?” Nie Fen said sullenly.
After Nie Fen said that, the main hall descended into silence.
Nie Rong and Meng Ping did not know when their eyes became a bit misty. They evaporated their tears with their Origin Energy.
The Divine Might Marquis, Nie Yuan, was their son. Their son was facing a life and death situation, naturally, they would feel anxious as his parents.
“Tomorrow… Tomorrow is the day they’ll make their move!” The red-clad old man paced restlessly. “Up until now, we still haven’t received any words about Duan Ling Tian… If Duan Ling Tian doesn’t come back, the Emperor and the Divine Might Marquis aside, I’m afraid it won’t end well for us too!”
“Little Tian isn’t necessarily in the Darkhan Dynasty,” Nie Fen said with a bitter smile.
“Even if he’s in Darkhan Dynasty and knows about this… He would probably be too afraid to come back unless he’s confident he could deal with the four of them,” the red-clad old man said in distress.
“Impossible! Little Tian isn’t someone like that!” Nie Fen said with absolute certainty. Judging from his words, it could be seen that he had absolute faith in Duan Ling Tian.
The old man felt the atmosphere turn strange, and he suddenly remembered everyone present, apart from him, were close to Duan Ling Tian.
“That’s not what I meant… What I meant was maybe he would feel it’s futile to return so he might not return. However, he’ll definitely avenge us.” The red-clad old man corrected himself.
However, he quickly realized the other four people were not paying attention to him. It was as though they did not hear what he said.
Naturally, the other four did not intentionally ignore him. They were staring behind him as though they had discovered a new land.
The old man turned around in curiosity.
He saw two individuals standing at the entrance of the main hall with just a glance.
There was a young man, who looked around 25 years old, dressed in purple, and a woman with a red veil covering her face. Although her face was concealed, it could be seen from between her brows that she was about twenty years old.
“Who are you?” The old man asked as he furrowed his eyebrows.
The two individual ignored him and entered the main hall.
The old man was about to get angry when a voice entered his ears. He felt a hint a fear, and his previous thoughts were immediately dismissed.
“Little Tian!” The person who called out was Nie Fen. Nie Fen’s tone was filled with excitement. “I knew it… I knew if you found about this, you would definitely return.”