Chapter 1123: Gold-Devouring Organization
Translator: EndlessFantasy Translation Editor: EndlessFantasy Translation
An observant person would be able to tell Duan Ling Tian was the leader among the three of them in just a glance.
Therefore, the middle-aged man who claimed to sell boarding tokens focused his attention on Duan Ling Tian and attempted to sell him the three boarding tokens in his hands.
“Boarding tokens?” Duan Ling Tian raised an eyebrow. He glanced at the tokens in middle-aged man’s hands and asked, “Do you mean we can board the Yin Yang Sect’s swift boat if we buy these tokens?”
“That’s right.” The middle-aged man nodded and smiled after he heard Duan Ling Tian’s words. It was as though he was about to hook a big fish.
“I heard that you’ll need to pay thirty high-grade Origin Stones in order to board the Ying Yang Sect’s swift boat at the Ruo Shui Riverside to the Inner Land… Why are you only charging twenty high-grade Origin Stones per person?” Duan Ling Tian asked as he looked at the middle-aged man in amusement.
“Oh, this is a pre-sale so it’s a little cheaper.” The smile on the middle-aged man’s face remained on his face as he continued saying unhurriedly, “It’s cheaper to purchase it now rather than purchasing it when the swift boat arrives. You’ll save ten high-grade Origin Stones per person! I’m only left with three, and the three of you happen to be here.”
“You really don’t want to miss this deal,” the middle-aged man reminded as he spoke to this point.
“All of them bought the tokens too?” Duan Ling Tian asked curiously as he looked at the people nearby.
“Of course.” The middle-aged man nodded immediately.
At this moment, somebody spoke to Duan Ling Tian through Voice Transmission. “Brother, he’s not selling genuine boarding tokens. He’s always trying to swindle high-grade Origin Stones out of people around this area. Don’t trust him!”
Duan Ling Tian lifted his head and immediately saw an honest-looking middle-aged man nearby nodding at him before turning away.
He seemed to be bothered by something.
Duan Ling Tian figured out what was wrong in that moment.
The middle-aged man looked at Duan Ling Tian and asked with a smile, “So, have you decided?”
In his opinion, Duan Ling Tian would definitely fall into his trap if everything went as planned.
“How many high-grade Origin Stones do you get each day by swindling people?” Duan Ling Tian calmly asked as he looked at the middle-aged man.
The middle-aged man did not expect to hear this after waiting so long for Duan Ling Tian’s reply. His face changed, and his expression turned ugly.
A loud explosion suddenly reverberated in the air and caught Duan Ling Tian’s attention. His face immediately turned sober.
What did he see?
The honest middle-aged man who was kind enough to warn him was killed in a single blow by a gray-clad middle-aged man. His rumbling energy drowned the honest middle-aged man.
In the next second, the honest middle-aged man’s body fell to the ground.
“Mind your own business!” The gray-clad middle-aged man said coldly before he quickly approached the honest middle-aged man’s body and removed the Spatial Ring.
After that, he sprinted to Duan Ling Tian.
“Don’t be like him, kid.” The gray-clad middle-aged man looked at Duan Ling Tian. His eyes gleamed with killing intent as though he was about to devour anyone who approached him.
Duan Ling Tian noticed something.
Although there were many people present when the honest middle-aged man was killed, only a couple of them turned to look. After that, they immediately turned away. They did not even bother to find out what happened. It was as though they did not see anything.
It was apparent they did not care at all.
Their attitude showed how callous humans could be!
Naturally, Duan Ling Tian knew those people did not want to get into trouble.
Duan Ling Tian shifted his focus to the gray-clad middle-aged man and calmly said, “He was my savior.”
At this moment, Duan Ling Tian realized the gray-clay middle-aged man was in cahoots with the swindler.
“Savior?” The gray-clad middle-aged man’s smile turned devilish. “Do you know how many meddlers die here every day? Your savior! I advise you to be like the rest of the people here and obediently wait for the Yin Yang Sect’s swift boat to arrive!”
“Pretend you didn’t see what happened.” The gray-clad middle-aged glared at Duan Ling Tian menacingly after he spoke. After that, he looked at the middle-aged man next to him who was trying to sell Duan Ling Tian the boarding tokens. “Damn it! Let’s wait for our next target then.”
“Yes.” The other man glared at Duan Ling Tian and the others coldly before he nodded and left to look for another target.
Meanwhile, the gray-clad middle-aged man was about to return to the crowd of people. He would look out for people who might spoil his partner’s plan. Whoever dared to meddle would be killed.
At this moment, a scoff sounded. “Hmph!”
What followed after the scoff was the sound of sword whistling.
The sound disappeared abruptly as soon as it appeared.
However, a bloody hole appeared at the gray-clad middle-aged man’s nape. Fresh blood was spurting out continuously from that gory wound. The man was killed in just a blow.
As soon as the gray-clad middle-aged man fell on the ground, a purple silhouette appeared next to him like a specter.
Duan Ling Tian lifted his arms and took off the gray-clad middle-aged man’s Spatial Ring before putting it away.
“How… How dare you kill him?!” At this moment, the middle-aged man who tried to swindle Duan Ling Tian into buying the fake boarding tokens turned around. All he saw was Duan Ling Tian standing next to his partner’s body on the ground.
The first thought that flashed in his mind was the purple-clad young man had killed his partner.
“So? Are you going to avenge him?” Duan Ling Tian asked calmly as he looked at the middle-aged man in amusement.
The middle-aged man’s face turned somber when he heard Duan Ling Tian’s words. However, he did not dare to do anything.
Although he belonged to the same organization as the gray-clad middle-aged man, the gray-clad middle-aged man’s ability was so much more powerful than his. The gray-clad middle-aged man was a Seventh Level Void Transformation Stage martial artist.
Duan Ling Tian easily killed a Seventh Level Void Transformation martial artist, why would he be afraid of a Sixth Level Void Transformation martial artist like him?
“You’re dead!” The middle-aged man glared at Duan Ling Tian. He said through clenched teeth, “Do you know who we are? Do you know why they don’t dare to mess with us?” The middle-aged man glanced at the people behind him.
There were many people who turned around to have a look at what happened. All of them were shocked when they saw Duan Ling Tian kill the gray-clad middle-aged man.
“I can’t believe he killed someone from the Gold-Devouring Organization!” Many people exclaimed.
“He dares to kill the people from the Gold-Devouring Organization… This young man’s definitely going to die.” Many people sighed.
“But I must say, he’s really powerful… The man from the Gold-Devouring Organization was a Seventh Level Void Transformation martial artist, but he managed to kill him.”
“So what if he managed to kill him? He won’t escape death when the powerhouses from Gold-Devouring Organization comes looking for him!”
“That’s right… The Gold-Devouring Organization’s leader is a Martial Monarch powerhouse with ten guardians under him. They are all powerhouses at the peak of the Void.”
“This young man is really unfortunate.”
At this moment, many people looked at Duan Ling Tian sympathetically. They were certain he was going to meet with a disaster later.
Duan Ling Tian was not bothered even though he heard everything the people said.
He was not afraid as long as those people were not above the Seventh Level Martial Monarch Stage.
He was certain he could kill a Sixth Level Martial Monarch powerhouse in one blow!
That was how confident he was.
‘Whoosh! Whoosh! Whoosh!’
Suddenly, Duan Ling Tian heard the sound of wind whistling coming from all directions. To his surprise, silhouettes began to fly to the sky one after another.
‘Are they from the Gold-Devouring Organization?’ Duan Ling Tian speculated inwardly.
“Little brother, run immediately.” At this moment, he heard an ancient-sounding voice advising him through Voice Transmission. “The people from Gold-Devouring Organization aren’t someone that you can afford to offend!”
Duan Ling Tian raised his eyebrows. Soon after, he noticed a kind-looking old man in the crowd.
Duan Ling Tian extended his Spiritual Energy and discovered the old man’s cultivation base instantly.
Ninth Level Void Transformation Stage!
He was much more powerful than the gray-clad middle-aged man.
“Gold-Devouring Organization?” Duan Ling Tian had learned his lesson from earlier. He did not look at the old man directly since he was afraid the old man would get in trouble because of him. However, he could not help but ask curiously, “What kind of organization is that?”
“Gold-Devouring Organization is an organization that swindles martial artists for Origin Stones at Ruo Shui Riverside… They don’t dare to directly kill the martial artists here, but they would swindle Origin Stones from them,” the old man replied through Voice Transmission.
“They don’t dare to kill the martial artists here? Why?” Duan Ling Tian was baffled.
In fact, he had been wondering about this since earlier.
Theoretically, the gray-clad middle-aged man and the middle-aged man who tried to sell him the fake boarding tokens could just kill martial artists to obtain their Origin Stones.
However, they did not do that. In fact, they did not even trouble Duan Ling Tian after realizing they could no longer swindle him. All they did was kill the man who had warned Duan Ling Tian.
They did not intend to attack him from the beginning until the end.
After listening to the old man, Duan Ling Tian was quite curious. It was as though they had a little bit of conscience for not mindlessly killing people.
“Little brother, since you’re here… you should know this is where the Yin Yang Sect’s swift boat picks up people who are heading to the Inner Land,” the old man said.
Duan Ling Tian nodded.
“The Yin Yang Sect’s swift boat would make a trip to pick up people who want to go to the Inner Land… Everyone has to pay thirty high-grade Origin Stones to board the swift boat!”
The old man proceeded to say, “This is the Yin Yang Sect’s business, and how they earn Origin Stones. If those people from the Gold-Devouring Organization kill people as they please, it would affect the Yin Yang Sect’s business.”
“That’s the reason why they don’t dare to simply kill here! Of course, they won’t show mercy to those who don’t know their place and offend them like the man who warned you earlier.”