Chapter 1064: A Loud Clap
Translator: EndlessFantasy Translation Editor: EndlessFantasy Translation
Duan Ling Tian looked at the young man who had suddenly appeared with a calm gaze. “The Northern Mountain’s Lu Clan’s Third Young Master?”
The sudden appearance of the Lu Clan’s Third Young Master and his current attitude had undoubtedly confirmed one thing — he was standing on Lu Zhao’s side.
However, there was still no change on Duan Ling Tian’s face. It was as though he would remain unmoved even if the sky collapsed on him.
When Lu Sou was at a loss after hearing the Lu Clan’s Third Young Master’s words, a loud voice resonated in the air and attracted the attention of everyone present. “Third Brother, how prestigious and majestic you are!”
In the distance, a young man flew out and arrived next to Lu Sou in just an instant.
“Second Young Master!” The moment the young man appeared, Lu Sou and the other five Lu Clan’s disciples hastily bowed.
When the young man appeared, Lu Zhao frowned lightly before he gave a slight bow.
“It’s Lu Bai! Lu’s Clan’s Second Young Master!”
“I didn’t expect the Lu Clan’s Third Young Master to make an appearance at the Alchemist Competition, let alone the Lu Clan’s Second Young Master!”
“It’s said that the Lu Clan’s Second Young Master is also one of the two main heirs of the Clan Leader of Lu Clan!”
“The only person who can compete with Lu Clan’s Second Young Master to become the next Clan Leader is none other than Lu Song, the Lu Clan’s First Young Master.”
“Indeed! As for this Lu Huai, the Lu Clan’s Third Young Master… Although he’s also quite good, he’s still a little lacking compared to Lu Clan’s First Young Master and Second Young Master. However, I heard that he’s the younger brother of the Lu Clan’s First Young Master.”
Many people whispered in a heated discussion.
These people knew the Northern Mountain’s Lu Clan quite well.
“I see…” Duan Ling Tian’s ears were sharp. Naturally, he did not miss all the whispering in his surroundings. In just a second, he immediately grasped the situation.
“Second Brother, don’t tell me you’re trying to protect them? These people are despicable and are not qualified to enter our Lu clan!” Lu Huai snarled. His eyes gleamed coldly when he saw Lu Bai.
However, Lu Bai ignored him. It was as though he did not hear a single word that he had said at all as he continued to stare at the purple-clad young man standing nearby.
“We meet again.” Lu Bai smiled faintly.
The purple-clad young man whom Lu Bai was staring at was none other than Duan Ling Tian. Since Lu Bai took the initiative to greet him, Duan Ling Tian replied with a smile as well, “Yes, we meet again.”
When Lu Bai made his appearance, he had instantly recognized him.
It was none other than the brother of the pair of brother and sister whom he had met in the past when he left the Darming Dynasty to journey to the Ancient Desert City together with Feng Tian Wu and Feng Wu Dao.
He still remembered Feng Wu Dao had saved the lives of the pair of brother and sister.
At that time, he had no idea what it meant when he heard the pair of brother and sister said that they were from the Northern Mountain’s Lu Clan. It was only when he arrived at the Northern Mountain Land that he knew the meaning of the words, ‘Northern Mountain’s Lu Clan’.
A clan that had 10,000 years of history!
An alchemy clan!
In their entire 10,000 years of existence, not more than twenty grade one alchemists had appeared in their clan.
“Lu Bai,” Lu Bai suddenly announced as he looked at Duan Ling Tian. It was apparent that he was introducing himself.
“Duan Ling Tian.” Duan Ling Tian smiled in response.
At the same time, his gaze swept past Lu Bai and Lu Sou who were standing together. He could vaguely guess what the situation was like.
‘Earlier, Elder Lu Sou didn’t intend to meddle in this matter. However, in just a blink of an eye, he suddenly seemed to be standing on my side. I found it strange initially… why would he help me? Looking back, he must have done it under Lu Bai’s order. Lu Bai must have been hiding somewhere since the beginning and recognized me,’ Duan Ling Tian thought to himself.
At this moment, the fog that shrouded Duan Ling Tian completely dissipated.
The faces of the crowd changed, some drastically and some slightly, when they saw Lu Bai and Duan Ling Tian greeting each other like two old friends.
“He actually knows the Lu Clan’s Second Young Master?” Colors immediately drained from the faces of the green-clad middle-aged man and his two companions. Hints of dread could be instantly seen in their eyes.
They did not expect the purple-clad young man whom they hated to the core actually knew Lu Bai, the Second Young Master who had a lofty position in the Northern Mountain’s Lu Clan.
Moreover, the relationship between those two did not seem superficial.
“No wonder Lu Sou didn’t hesitate to offend me and insist on poking his nose into this unimportant matter. So it turns out that he’s a friend of the Second Young Master! Come to think of it, the Second Young Master must have signaled Lu Sou to help him.” Lu Zhao’s face darkened. He could vaguely figure out what had happened.
Meanwhile, his eyes were gleaming coldly. That cold gaze did not leave the purple figure standing nearby.
Duan Ling Tian raised an eyebrow when he sensed the cold gaze on him. He casually glanced once at Lu Zhao before he returned to ignoring him.
Grade three Alchemist?
Eighth Level Void Transformation?
To be honest, be it the Medicine Refinement Dao, or his Martial Dao practice, Lu Zhao did not warrant Duan Ling Tian’s attention at all.
“Duan Ling Tian a-actually knows the Lu Clan’s Second Young Master?” Huang Chun stood at the side as he looked at Duan Ling Tian who was smiling as he exchanged glances with Lu Bai, the Second Young Master of Lu Clan. At the same time, regret filled his heart. He felt as though his heart was bleeding.
He knew he had missed the opportunity to forge a relationship with the Lu Clan’s Second Young Master.
If he did not flee from Duan Ling Tian earlier as though he was avoiding the plague or claimed that he did not know Duan Ling Tian, he would have been treated as a friend by Duan Ling Tian.
If he was Duan Ling Tian’s friend, it would be easy for him to forge a relationship with the Lu Clan’s Second Young Master through Duan Ling Tian.
However, he had destroyed all of this with his own hands.
“Second Brother, I was wondering why you would protect them. As it turns out, they’re your acquaintances,” Lu Huai exclaimed in a slightly astonished tone as he stared at Lu Bai.
“Wow! Second Brother, your social circle is really wide! I can’t believe you actually know such lowly people.” Lu Huai’s tone was filled to the brim with ridicule. He paused for a moment before he continued saying, “However, even if these wretched and despicable people are your friends, they’re still not allowed to enter the Lu Clan according to our Lu Clan’s rule!”
However, Lu Bai continued to ignore him just like before.
This made Lu Bai’s face darken even more.
“Why did you come to our Lu Clan?” Lu Bai asked as he looked at Duan Ling Tian. There was a hint of puzzlement in his voice.
Duan Ling Tian smiled as he announced his true intention, “I want to be a Revered Elder or an Interim Advisor of the Lu Clan.”
A Revered Elder? An Interim Advisor?
The instance Duan Ling Tian’s words left his mouth, the entire place descended into silence.
Even Lu Bai was taken aback by bewilderment.
After all, it was not easy to become a Revered Elder or an Interim Advisor of their Lu Clan.
If he was a martial artist, he would have to possess strength at the Martial Monarch Stage at least. Only a Martial Monarch was worthy enough to become a Revered Elder or an Interim Advisor.
If he was an Alchemist, only a grade two Alchemist or higher was qualified.
Grade two Alchemist or higher?
Lu Bai shook his head silently as he sized Duan Ling Tian up. He thought that Duan Ling Tian was pulling his legs earlier.
“Hahahaha…” After a moment of silence, many people began to regain their senses and burst out in laughter.
Most of them looked at Duan Ling Tian like he was an idiot.
“Just with him alone? Even if he doesn’t exploit his relationship with the Lu Clan’s Second Young Master, I’m afraid it’s still a question if he can successfully make it to the next round in the Alchemist Competition and become a foreign disciple in the Northern Mountain’s Lu Clan.”
“Exactly! Why doesn’t he look at a mirror and take a good look at himself? He wants to be a Revered Elder or an Interim Advisor of the Lu Clan? Who does he think he is?”
“I think the bragging has gone to his head. But, how dare he brag in front of so many people? I think he’s just looking to be scolded!”
“Maybe he’s daydreaming!”
Many people ridiculed Duan Ling Tian. All of them, without exception, thought Duan Ling Tian was bragging or daydreaming.
Did he want to be a Revered Elder or an Interim Advisor of the Northern Mountain’s Lu Clan?
There was no point in thinking about it if one did not have a cultivation base at the Martial Monarch Stage or if one was not a grade two or higher alchemist.
“This Duan Ling Tian has really lost his mind!” The green-clad middle-aged man and his two companions were sneering as they looked at Duan Ling Tian. They thought Duan Ling Tian was strange.
“He’s an idiot after all!” Lu Zhao sneered.
“Haha… Second Brother, are you sure your friend is sane?” Lu Huai threw his head back laughing. The gaze that he used to look at Duan Ling Tian was filled with contempt.
At the exact moment when Lu Huai’s words left his mouth, a loud and crisp clap echoed in the air.
Everyone could see a red palm print appearing on one side of the Lu Clan’s Third Young Master’s face. Soon after, that side of his face completely swelled up. Half of his face looked like a pig face.
At the same time, everybody noticed an additional figure standing in front of Lu Huai. It was a purple figure.
Most of the people, including Lu Bai, became completely stunned when they saw the purple figure.
“Y-You… D-Dare to slap me?” Lu Huai covered the swollen side of his face. His eyes gleamed red with killing intent when he glared at the purple-clad young man before him. He wanted to kill him on the spot.
However, he did not dare to act recklessly even though he was extremely angry and itched to butcher the man in front of him into a thousand pieces.
The fact that this person could slap him without him noticing meant that this person’s strength far exceeded his own.
“Third Young Master keeps saying that I’m wretched and despicable… I wonder if the fact that you use your words to insult people as you please can also be considered as wretched and despicable?” The person who stood before him and had slapped him was none other than Duan Ling Tian.
Duan Ling Tian looked calmly into Lu Huai’s eyes. A faint smile could be seen playing on the corner of his mouth.
This smile seemed like a devil’s smile in Lu Huai’s eyes.
When Lu Huai heard Duan Ling Tian’s words, the killing intent in his eyes turned even more intense. Without any warning, he suddenly shouted, “Lu Zhao, kill him!”
A split second before Lu Huai finished his words, Lu Zhao who was prepared since the beginning flew out instantly and charged toward Duan Ling Tian like a flash of lightning.
“Die!” Lu Zhao’s originally gloomy face and eyes were intensely cold. With a lift of his hand, a spirit saber appeared out of thin air and sliced down at Duan Ling Tian’s head.
An ear-piercing sound echoed as the saber cut through the air.