Chapter 1111: Mysterious Strength
Translator: EndlessFantasy Translation Editor: EndlessFantasy Translation
After the old man with the surname Chen was cut in two, everyone’s gaze shifted to Duan Ling Tian in unison.
All of the Lu Clan’s elders and disciples were shocked.
They did not expect their Lu Clan’s First Interim Advisor to not only have a shocking achievement in Medicine Refinement Dao, but his achievement in the Martial Dao was equally as shocking.
In just a blink of an eye, he had killed the four out of the five enemies Lu Clan faced. Those four were people that even the strongest powerhouses from the Lu Clan feared.
“Elder Duan…” Lu Rui the Clan Leader of Lu Clan was completely stunned. The others might not know the identity of the person Duan Ling Tian had just killed, but he knew very clearly who they were.
Put aside Cheng He and Mo Jie, both Leng Chi and that old man with the surname Chen had strength that was not inferior to their Former Clan Leader. Both were powerhouses at the Fourth Level Martial Monarch Stage!
However, these two Fourth Level Martial Monarch Stage powerhouses were killed by Elder Duan in just a blink of an eye.
“Young Master!” Xiong Quan’s eyes were burning as he stared at Duan Ling Tian hovering in the distance.
That was his Young Master.
“How powerful!” Feng Tian Wu’s beautiful and delicate face changed a little. It was obvious that Duan Ling Tian’s strength had taken her by surprise.
Even Lu Qiu, the former Clan Leader of the Lu Clan, could not help but gasp. He was completely shocked by the strength Duan Ling Tian displayed.
“With Elder Duan’s strength, it seems as easy as slaughtering a chicken or cutting grass for him to kill those two whose strength was on par with mine. If he really wants to, I think he can kill me with just a snap of his fingers.” Lu Qiu’s feelings were in turmoil, and his gaze was complicated.
The entire place fell silent, everyone’s eyes were drawn to Duan Ling Tian’s hands.
Although they could not catch Duan Ling Tian’s movement earlier, they were lucky enough to see the weapon in Duan Ling Tian’s hands.
Duan Ling Tian stood there haughtily as his purple robe fluttered even though there was no wind. He was holding a three-foot-long blade that was condensed from only-God-knew what kind of energy.
“What the hell is that energy?!” The three-foot-long blade slowly dissipated and vanished without a trace after everyone’s attention shifted to Duan Ling Tian’s hands.
The Heaven and Earth Energy in the air that was on the verge of turning into the Heaven and Earth Phenomenon also dissipated.
Due to this reason, nobody knew how strong Duan Ling Tian was.
However, the fact that Duan Ling Tian could kill Leng Chi and the old man with the surname Chen whose strength was in no way inferior to Leng Chi meant that his strength could already be considered as one of the top on Cloud Continent.
However, most people’s attention was not on this. They were more interested in the three-foot-long blade that Duan Ling Tian drew out of thin air earlier.
The Sword Chi that gleamed on the three-foot-long blade was the Sword Profundity.
However, they had never seen someone condensed the energy into a three-foot-long blade before.
“Did you see that?”
“Yeah, I did. The sword in Elder Duan’s hand was condensed from a five-colored energy!”
“I thought my eyes were deceiving me. I didn’t think it was real!”
“What energy is that?”
“It must be a Profundity… B-But, is there even such a Profundity?”
“I’ve never heard of such Profundity before.”
All of the Lu Clan’s disciples and elders had a puzzled expression on their faces. None of them could figure out what energy Duan Ling Tian used to condense the sword.
They were not the only ones who could not figure it out.
“What was that energy earlier?” Lu Rui’s eyes narrowed. He was puzzled since this was his first time seeing an energy with five different colors.
The five different colors were red, blue, green, purple, and khaki.
Apart from Lu Rui, even the Lu Clan’s three great Guardian Elders were bewildered as well.
It was already shocking enough when Elder Duan killed their enemies in just a blink of an eye.
Now, they could not even discern the energy that condensed the blade in Duan Ling Tian’s hands.
“The five colors in the energy seems like five type of Nature Profundities that have merged together. The red one is Fire Profundity, the blue one is Water Profundity, the green one is Wind profundity, the purple one is Thunder Profundity, and the khaki one is the Earth Profundity.” Compared to the others, Lu Qiu was more knowledgeable.
However, he still felt skeptical even though he knew what it was.
It was difficult for him to believe that Duan Ling Tian could simultaneously master five types of Nature Profundities.
‘There also seems to be Sword Profundity on the sword that’s condensed from the five-colored energy. If that five-colored energy really represents the five types of Nature Profundities… doesn’t that mean he has mastered six types of Profundities?’ The more Lu Rui thought about this, the more he was filled with disbelief.
Although he knew Elder Duan was the third reincarnation of the Rebirth Martial Emperor from 10,000 years ago, he still could not believe Elder Duan could comprehend six different Profundities at the First Level Martial Monarch Stage.
Profundity was different than medicine refining method and experience. The latter could be inherited through the past memory but the former could not.
A person would need to rely on his own power to comprehend and communicate with a Profundity.
In other words, he would need to comprehend all the Profundities again from the beginning even though he was the third reincarnation of the Rebirth Martial Emperor.
Due to this reason, Lu Qiu did not believe he would be able to comprehend so many Profundities at the First Level Martial Monarch Stage.
This was not because he looked down on the Rebirth Martial Emperor’s reincarnation, but he just found it too illogical.
“Since Elder Duan is the third reincarnation of the Rebirth Martial Emperor, he must be raising his cultivation base and comprehending the Profundities at the same time. By right, it’s impossible for him to comprehend so many Profundities at just the First Level Martial Monarch Stage.” If Duan Ling Tian’s cultivation base was at the Seventh, Eighth or even the Ninth Level Martial Monarch Stage, he would not have found it strange that Duan Ling Tian could comprehend six types of Profundities.
However, Duan Ling Tian was only at the First Level Martial Monarch Stage!
The First Level Martial Monarch Stage meant that he had only made a breakthrough to the Martial Monarch Stage recently!
He had just broken through to the Martial Monarch Stage recently, and he had already comprehended six different Profundities?
Was this even possible?
At the very least, he felt that it was impossible.
“Moreover, even if the five color energy is really five types of Nature Profundities, how exactly did they merge so perfectly?” Lu Qiu found this part the most confounding.
Leaving all the others Profundities aside, just the Fire and Water were two incompatible elements.
It was basically an impossible task to merge the Water Profundity and Fire Profundity together.
“Perhaps I’ve seen wrongly.” In the end, this was the only explanation Lu Qiu could come up with. “Even if I really saw wrongly, I still have no idea what that energy is! How did the energy allow Duan Ling Tian to kill two Fourth Level Martial Monarch Stage powerhouses even though his cultivation base is at the First Level Martial Monarch Stage!”
Even until now, he still had goosebumps whenever he recalled the earlier scene.
The two Fourth Level Martial Monarch Stage powerhouses who were in no way inferior to him died just like that. From the beginning until the end, they did not even have any time to react.
Due to this reason, he had an idea of how terrifying Duan Ling Tian’s strength was.
There was another person whose thinking was more or less similar to Lu Qiu, it was none other than the only remaining person in Cheng He’s group of five people — Ou Lie.
Ou Lie was the strongest person in the Northern Mountain’s Ou Clan. He was at the Fourth Level Martial Monarch Stage. His strength was on par with Leng Chi, the old man with the surname Chen, and Lu Qiu.
Unlike Lu Qiu, he immediately dismissed the idea that the energy Duan Ling Tian used to condense the sword was from five types of Nature Profundities the moment he thought of it.
Additionally, he had zero knowledge of Duan Ling Tian’s background. However, he was certain nobody could comprehend so many Profundities at the First Level Martial Monarch Stage even if he was a Variant.
“Unless… that’s his innate ability!” Ou Lie could only come to such a conclusion.
He had no idea when it happened, but his hand that was holding his sheathed spirit saber began to sweat profusely when the purple-clad young man narrowed his eyes at him. The cloth at his back was also soaked with sweat.
If Duan Ling Tian attacked him, he was certain he would die.
After all, both Leng Chi and the old man with the surname Chen possessed strength that was not inferior to his.
“I, Ou Lie, have always lived freely throughout my whole life. I didn’t expect my life would come to an end here today. However, I have no regrets being able to die in your hands, sir,” Ou Lie remarked after he took a deep breath and looked at Duan Ling Tian in the eyes. Based on his words, he seemed to have accepted the fact that he would die.
His back was straight as though a saber was placed there. He stood there resolutely.
“Oh?” Duan Ling Tian was about to make his move and kill the remaining person in Cheng He’s group. However, he did not expect him to be so firm and unbending in the face of death.
Duan Ling Tian had to admit that at this moment, he held a sense of admiration toward the lofty and unyielding character of this person.
However, this did not mean that he would show mercy.
Everyone had to be responsible for their actions!
Duan Ling Tian lifted his hand slowly, Sword Chi appeared and the five-colored energy continued to rise up inside the Sword Chi forming the rudimentary shape of a blade.
The Heaven and Earth Energy swirled above his head as the Heaven and Earth Phenomenon began to form.
Swish! Swish! Swish!
For a moment, everyone, including Duan Ling Tian, looked at the void above Duan Ling Tian. It was obvious they were curious about the Heaven and Earth Phenomenon that would materialize there.
The strength Duan Ling Tian displayed previously was enough to send chills running up their spines.
Everyone held their breaths as the Heaven and Earth Energy was on the verge of forming —
Without warning, the Heaven and Earth Phenomenon on the verge of forming dissipated as the Heaven and Earth Energy proceeded to disappear in the sky.
Everyone immediately shifted their attention back to Duan Ling Tian.
“Why did Elder Duan withdraw his energy?” Everyone, including Ou Lie, was perplexed.
“W-Where did you get your ring from?” Under the watchful eyes of the others, Duan Ling Tian’s eyes landed on the old and simple ring that Ou Lie wore on his right thumb.