Chapter 1039: A Martial Monarch Congregation
Translator: EndlessFantasy Translation Editor: EndlessFantasy Translation
“What’s impossible?” Duan Ling Tian could not help but smirk when he heard Zuo Yue’s words. “You admitted that everything was just your speculation… If you really managed to guess everything right, you wouldn’t be the trash that you are right now.”
Zuo Yue’s expression turned ugly when he heard Duan Ling Tian’s words. He really did not know how to respond.
Although he was unwilling, he had to admit he was like a piece of trash compared to Duan Ling Tian.
It could be seen on Duan Ling Tian’s lips that he was pleased when he saw Zuo Yue’s expression.
He was willing to take the Ninety-Nine Heavenly Tribulation oath and risk facing the thunder penalty even if it meant death to deny the fact that he had obtained the three Profundity Fragments from Martial Emperor Qing Feng’s body.
After the Ninety-Nine Heavenly Tribulation released nine claps of thunder that resonated with his oath, the thunder penalty did not come.
Therefore, people thought he could not find Martial Emperor Qing Feng’s body even though he went to the Qing Feng Palace’s fifth level.
Otherwise, why would he dare to take the Ninety-Nine Heavenly Tribulation oath? He would not dare to take the oath if he really did take the three Profundity Fragments in Martial Emperor Qing Feng’s body.
However, nobody knew he dared to take the Ninety-Nine Heavenly Tribulation oath not because he did not see the Martial Emperor Qing Feng’s body.
On the contrary, not only did he see Martial Emperor Qing Feng’s body, he even obtained the Emperor Stage Profundity Fragments in Martial Emperor Qing Feng’s body.
He dared to take the Ninety-Nine Heavenly Tribulation oath because he knew he did not violate the oath he took.
The oath that he took said he would be killed by the thunder penalty if he took three Profundity Fragments in Martial Emperor Qing Feng’s body.
Although he did obtain the Profundity Fragment in Martial Emperor Qing Feng’s body, he only obtained one instead of three. The one he obtained was coincidentally the Emperor Stage Profundity Fragment.
Even he had no idea who obtained the other two Monarch Stage Profundity Fragments.
Due to the fact that he obtained one Profundity Fragment instead of three, he did not violate the oath he took.
Duan Ling Tian was playing a number game with the three people from Anicca Sect while they remained completely oblivious. Moreover, they even believed what he said.
“Even if that’s the case, you should have at least one Profundity Fragment in your hands!” Zuo Yue said through clenched teeth as he looked at Duan Ling Tian angrily.
“Idiot!” Duan Ling Tian said. He ignored Zuo Yue whose expression was getting uglier and uglier.
Zuo Yue’s body began to tremble from rage when Duan Ling Tian continued to say, “Do you think the Profundity Fragments I obtained from the Martial Emperor’s secret treasure belong to me?” Duan Ling Tian looked at the old man standing before Zuo Yue as he spoke. That old man was Bai Yu Hai, the Anicca Sect’s supreme elder.
However, another voice sounded from above and interrupted Duan Ling Tian who was about to speak.
“Can you swear… that you didn’t obtain any Emperor Stage Profundity Fragment at all?” The loud voice came from above where two silhouettes appeared almost simultaneously. They appeared near Duan Ling Tian. The person at the back stared at Duan Ling Tian ferociously.
It seemed as though the voice belonged to that person.
It was a middle-aged man who looked around fifty years old with eyes as fierce as a goshawk.
However, his appearance did not catch Duan Ling Tian’s attention.
His attention was focused on the old man standing in the lead.
The old man was dressed in gray and exuded a ferocious aura.
In Duan Ling Tian’s opinion, the old man’s aura and bearing were similar to Tong Shan and Bai Yu Hai. The fact that he could indirectly suppress Duan Ling Tian meant he was not ordinary.
An ordinary martial artist would not be able to exude that kind of oppressive aura.
“Martial Monarch powerhouse!” Duan Ling Tian’s eyes narrowed instantly as his heart jolted.
‘Could it be he’s from the North Nether Sect?’
The North Nether Sect was a second-rate force in the northern desert just like Izumo Sect and Anicca Sect. All three sects had a Martial Monarch powerhouse in charge.
He had heard about this Martial Monarch from some Five Element Sect’s disciples when they were traveling to the Martial Emperor’s secret treasure.
He was the strongest powerhouse in North Nether Sect. He was the Martial Monarch powerhouse, Feng Tong!
Duan Ling Tian heard Bai Yu Hai, the Martial Monarch from Anicca Sect, greeting the gray-clad old man when he appeared. There was a hint of surprise in his voice.
At this moment, Duan Ling Tian realized his speculation was correct.
The person who had just appeared was Feng Tong, the North Nether Sect’s pillar of support and guardian angel.
“Two Martial Monarch powerhouses…” Duan Ling Tian smiled bitterly.
The Anicca Sect’s Martial Monarch powerhouse, Bai Yu Hai, was already a headache to deal with.
Now there was an addition of Feng Tong who was even more difficult to handle.
Bai Yu Hai was not as difficult to deal with since he was only persuaded to come here by his direct disciple Zuo Yue. His objective was to take the Profundity Fragment Duan Ling Tian obtained from Martial Emperor Qing Feng’s body.
However, Duan Ling Tian noticed Bai Yu Hai’s hostility toward him had lessened after he took the Ninety-Nine Heavenly Tribulation oath.
On the other hand, Feng Tong was here to avenge Xu Qing, not the three Profundity Fragments.
Xu Qing was the strongest young powerhouse in North Nether Sect. He was the direct disciple of the Sect Leader of North Nether Sect.
Xu Qing had attacked him mercilessly out of greed for the treasure when they were at Qing Feng Palace’s fourth level.
However, he was eventually killed by Duan Ling Tian when his cultivation base suddenly had a major breakthrough.
Duan Ling Tian and Zuo Yue were the only ones who knew about Xu Qing’s death.
Nobody would know he was the one who killed Xu Qing if Zuo Yue had died.
However, Duan Ling Tian was injured at a critical moment, and it allowed Zuo Yue to escape. Zuo Yue’s escape was the catalyst for all the events that happened today. Duan Ling Tian felt exhausted having to deal with one disaster after another.
Feng Tong’s eyes suddenly turned fierce. He stared unblinkingly at Duan Ling Tian as he enunciated each word clearly. “You’re Duan Ling Tian?”
Meanwhile, a terrifying aura swept out from his body toward Duan Ling Tian like a sharp sword.
Although Duan Ling Tian did not feel any pressure when Tong Shan released his aura at him, he felt a wave of pressure when faced with Feng Tong.
Naturally, Duan Ling Tian knew it did not mean Feng Tong was stronger than Tong Shan. Feng Tong was just better when it came to this kind of situation.
Duan Ling Tian did not respond to Feng Tong’s question. He only glanced at him with a hint of fear hidden in the depth of his eyes.
He could see the killing intent flashing in Feng Tong’s eyes.
He knew Feng Tong could not wait to kill him so he could end this matter once and for all.
Duan Ling Tian felt worried and uncertain at this moment.
“Duan Ling Tian, you should take another oath… Take the Ninety-Nine Heavenly Tribulation oath and swear that you don’t have the Emperor Stage Profundity Fragment. I won’t trouble you any further if you’re still alive after taking the oath,” Bai Yu Hai said slowly as he glanced at Duan Ling Tian.
He was influenced by the words of the middle-aged man from North Nether Sect. As a result, Duan Ling Tian was forced into a dead end with no other way out.
Duan Ling Tian’s facial expression changed slightly after he heard the words.
He knew there was no way for him to escape even if he denied the fact that he had the Emperor Stage Profundity Fragment.
Bai Yu Hai was here for the treasure while Feng Tong was here to avenge Xu Qing.
Even if Bai Yu Hai did not trouble him, Feng Tong would still kill him.
“That’s right! I obtained the Emperor Stage Profundity Fragment.” Duan Ling Tian directly admitted.
He looked at Feng Tong as soon as he made his confession.
He was trying to observe the changes in Feng Tong’s eyes.
He felt a wave of relief when he saw the greed flashing in Feng Tong’s eyes.
This might be a turning point for him. In any case, it was the only turning point he had at the moment.
Emperor Stage Profundity Fragment!
The eyes of the people from Anicca Sect lit up one after another when they heard Duan Ling Tian’s words.
Currently, they were looking at Duan Ling Tian as though he was some sort of precious treasure.
“Hmph! Seems like my speculation is correct. You’re the one who obtained the Emperor Stage Profundity Fragment.” Zuo Yue scoffed and looked at Duan Ling Tian as though he had seen through him since the beginning. It seemed like he was trying to show off the fact that he was right all along.
Meanwhile, two terrifyingly cold killing intent swept toward Duan Ling Tian in unison.
Duan Ling Tian quickly regained his senses and discovered the killing intent came from the two Martial Monarchs, Bai Yu Hai and Feng Tong.
Let alone the two First Level Martial Monarch martial artists, even a Ninth Level Martial Monarch powerhouse would be interested in the Emperor Stage Profundity Fragment.
However, none of them attacked him. They remained motionless as they stood there.
In their opinion, they had to possess the Emperor Stage Profundity Fragment in Duan Ling Tian’s hands.
They were currently thinking of ways to defeat each other to obtain the Emperor Stage Profundity Fragment.
They had been rivals for many years, and they knew each other like the back of their hands. That was the reason for their hesitation and lack of movement.
“Feng Tong, aren’t you here to avenge Xu Qing? I can give you his life… However, that thing in his possession belongs to me,” Bai Yu Hai said to Feng Tong with a gleam in his eyes.
“Bai Yu Hai… If you think his life is more precious than the Emperor Stage Profundity Fragment, then I’ll give you his life and take the Emperor Stage Profundity Fragment for my own,” Feng Tong retorted. He revealed his intention through his words.
Although it was important to avenge Xu Qing, it could not compare to the Emperor Stage Profundity Fragment.