Chapter 1037: Tong Shan’s Death
Translator: EndlessFantasy Translation Editor: EndlessFantasy Translation
“Who’ll be the one that does the killing?” Tong Shan was initially taken aback when he heard Duan Ling Tian’s words. He then looked at Duan Ling Tian in disdain as he sneered. “Who do you think you are? Do you think you’re worthy to speak those words in front of me?”
In Tong Shan’s opinion, in the entire northern desert, only the two geezers from the North Nether Sect and Anicca Sect were worthy enough to speak to him like that. Both of them possessed strength that was not inferior to his.
However, Duan Ling Tian dared to speak such words.
He had to acknowledge that Duan Ling Tian’s innate talent and strength were indeed amazing.
If Duan Ling Tian led a good life in the future, it was not impossible for his cultivation base to break through to the Martial Monarch Stage and become a Martial Monarch powerhouse like Tong Shan himself.
However, it was impossible for Duan Ling Tian to fight him now.
One was like the Earth while the other was like the Heaven. It was impossible for him to overcome this gap!
“Hahahaha…” The three Izumo Sect elders standing behind him burst out laughing as soon as Tong Shan’s words left his mouth. It was as though they had heard one of the biggest jokes in the world.
“Did Duan Ling Tian say he’s going to kill the supreme elder?”
“Although he didn’t say it directly, it’s implied in his words!”
“What a joke! He’s not even in his thirties yet. Even if his cultivation base and innate talent are impressive, there’s no doubt it’s a fool’s dream to think he can go against the supreme elder!”
The three Izumo Sect elders buried their heads together in discussion. They were mocking Duan Ling Tian relentlessly.
They did not think Duan Ling Tian would be able to kill their Izumo Sect’s supreme elder even in their death!
After all, he was the supreme elder of Izumo Sect. He was someone at the Martial Monarch Stage!
A young man who was barely thirty wanted to kill a Martial Monarch?
Who would even believe such words if the news spread out?
“You’ll soon find out if I’m worthy or not. Oh, wait! I don’t think you’ll ever find out in your entire life.” Duan Ling Tian’s expression remained unchanged even when Tong Shan and the three Izumo Sect elders were ridiculing him. His gaze was calmly fixed on Tong Shan.
A sneer could be seen playing at the corner of his mouth when he reached the end of his sentence.
“Then, I’ll cripple your Dantian first before I destroy your cultivation base! I’d love to see if you’re still going to be this confident once you lose your cultivation base.” Killing intent gleamed dangerously in Tong Shan’s eyes as he began to lose control of his temper. He charged toward Duan Ling Tian in a flash as a gust of energy rolled out from his body.
In the sky, 6,000 silhouettes of ancient horned dragons swept out domineeringly with teeth and claws bared as they pounced toward Duan Ling Tian when Tong Shan charged forward.
Within seconds, Tong Shan had arrived close to Duan Ling Tian. He pushed one palm forward and caused the airflow to ripple and spread out.
It seemed as though the palm was blessed with divine help as it headed toward Duan Ling Tian’s Dantian immediately to destroy his cultivation base.
“Appear!” A shout reverberated in the air and shattered the silence at the moment when Tong Shan’s palm was about to hit its target.
“Big Brother Duan!”
A figure similar to a fire elf appeared in the sky above the Imperial Palace. It was none other than Feng Tian Wu who came from the Divine Might Marquis’ estate.
The second she came back, she saw Tong Shan appearing close to Duan Ling Tian.
Although she did not know what Tong Shan planned to do, she had a feeling her Big Brother Duan was in trouble the moment she saw Tong Shan appearing close to him.
For a moment, a panicked expression appeared on her delicate face.
However, the panic on her face disappeared in the next second when she saw her Big Brother Duan shooting out a talisman from his hand.
Feng Tian Wu seemed to have recalled what had happened previously.
She had witnessed how her Big Brother Duan killed Zhao Ming who was as strong as a Martial Monarch with that talisman in just a blow.
Due to this reason, she immediately heaved a sigh of relief when she saw the talisman shoot out of Duan Ling Tian’s hand.
“Appear!” Soon after, Duan Ling Tian’s shout entered her ears.
She did not need to look to figure out what would happen next.
The outcome was just as she had expected.
After Duan Ling Tian had shouted ‘Appear!’, the talisman that shot out of his hand transformed into powder and covered the entire sky as it flew in the wind before it disappeared before everyone’s eyes.
Almost at the same time, Tong Shan who was charging toward Duan Ling Tian in fury began to slow down as he continued on his trajectory.
Duan Ling Tian easily evaded Tong Shan who was bearing down at him menacingly.
Meanwhile, something peculiar happened.
When Duan Ling Tian moved to evade the attack, Tong Shan continued to rush forward without slowing down his movement. His head drooped as blood gushed out from the spot between his brows.
At the same time, the Origin Energy Tong Shan had merged with one Profundity and two Concepts had also completely vanished into thin air.
The people present could clearly see a bloody hole between Tong Shan’s brows as his body fell.
The bloody hole between his brows extended all the way to the back of his head. Both sides were gushing out blood.
However, the blood stopped gushing out within seconds.
Tong Shan’s body dropped down rapidly. Soon after, it fell on the ground of the Imperial Palace with a loud ‘crash’. His body was a bloody and mangled mess.
There was no other way for him to die an even more terrible death than this!
For a time, the entire place was deadly silent.
“T-The supreme elder is d-dead?”
“I-I’m not dreaming r-right? Duan Ling Tian k-killed the supreme elder?”
“H-How did he manage to do that?”
The three Izumo Sect elders exchanged glances with each other and saw the panic in each other’s eyes as they muttered to themselves.
The supreme elder was a Martial Monarch which meant that he was also the strongest person in Izumo Sect.
Such a powerhouse was killed in just a blink of an eye?
At the moment when the three Izumo Sect elders were trembling with fear, Duan Ling Tian flew out like a streak of purple lightning.
In just a flash, he arrived next to Tong Shan’s body and lifted a hand to take his Spatial Ring.
Tong Shan was still a Martial Monarch after all. He had to have many valuable things in his Spatial Ring at all times.
When Duan Ling Tian was taking off Tong Shan’s Spatial Ring, the three Izumo Sect elders returned to their senses. After they hastily exchanged tacit looks, they immediately turned to flee.
What a joke!
Someone as strong as their supreme elder at the Martial Monarch Stage had already been killed by Duan Ling Tian.
Although they had no clue how he did it, they knew death would be their only outcome if they stayed on.
For the sake of survival, they resolutely abandoned the supreme elder who was the loftiest figure in Izumo Sect. They left the supreme elder’s bloody and mangled body to stew in its own juice.
“Big Brother Duan.” A familiar voice entered his ears while he was looking at the retreating backs of the three Izumo Sect elders.
Duan Ling Tian could guess whose voice it was without the need to think.
“Tian Wu.” Duan Ling Tian rose up in the air and arrived next to Feng Tian Wu in just a blink of an eye. With a face full of questions, he asked, “Where are Uncle Nie and the others?”
“I’ve already sent them back to the Divine Might Marquis’ estate,” Feng Tian Wu replied.
Duan Ling Tian nodded. At the same time, he looked in the direction where the three Izumo Sect elders had left in and secretly sighed in relief.
He had used up his last life-saving talisman his miserly father left him to kill Tong Shan, the only Martial Monarch in Izumo Sect.
If the other three Izumo Sect elders were determined to avenge Tong Shan’s death, there was no doubt he would have died!
Although his strength was quite powerful now, he dared not say he could defeat the three Izumo Sect elders. The fact that they were able to stay by Tong Shan’s side meant that they might have reached the peak of the Void.
It was as rare as a phoenix’s feather for a third-rate force to have a powerhouse who had reached the peak of the Void. However, it was a common thing for a second-rate force.
The second-rate forces were rated as second-rate because they had a Martial Monarch in their force.
It was the same conversely. Even if a second-rate force had many powerhouses at the peak of the Void, it would not be considered as a second-rate force without a Martial Monarch there. It would be considered as a slightly stronger third-rate force at most.
That was the future awaiting Izumo Sect.
Tong Shan the only Martial Monarch in Izumo Sect had died. Izumo Sect was destined to decline unless another Martial Monarch emerged in Izumo Sect to continue its glory.
“Looks like this time I made the right gamble,” Duan Ling Tian muttered and smiled wryly when recalled the event earlier.
Feng Tian Wu’s hearing was good. When she heard Duan Ling Tian muttering to himself, she could not suppress her curiosity so she asked, “Big Brother Duan, what gamble are you talking about?”
“That talisman that I used to kill Tong Shan earlier… Tian Wu, do you know that’s the last talisman I have!” Duan Ling Tian sighed when he reached this part of his sentence.
He did not keep many secrets from Feng Tian Wu.
“WHAT?!” Feng Tian Wu was taken aback when she heard Duan Ling Tian’s word. “Big Brother Duan, y-you… D-Did you deliberately scare the three Izumo Sect elders?”
“Yes,” Duan Ling Tian nodded. He did not deny it.
From the very beginning, when he rushed back from the Azure Forest Imperial Kingdom, he thought about using the Devilseal Tablet may times. However, he was not confident.
Moreover, he wanted to use the Devilseal Tablet against the group powerhouses at the peak of the Void. He did not plan to use it against a certain Martial Monarch from one of the three great second-rate forces.
He only had one talisman left after all.
Today, he had originally intended to devilify himself using the Devilseal Tablet to kill the remaining three Izumo Sect elders after he killed Tong Shan with the talisman.
However, a light bulb came on in his mind, and the method he had used earlier appeared in his mind.
He set up the atmosphere and killed Tong Shan using the talisman at the most appropriate time. At that time, the remaining three Izumo Sect elders would certainly be scared to death by him and flee.
“Duan Ling Tian! I’m sure you’re familiar with this saying, ‘The oriole lurks behind as the mantis stalks the cicada,’ right?” A voice that was filled with ridicule suddenly rang out in the sky.