Chapter 1152: The Search
Translator: EndlessFantasy Translation Editor: EndlessFantasy Translation
Having heard the old man’s words, not only did Duan Ling Tian feel shocked; even Feng Tian Wu and Xiong Quan could not help but feel stunned.
Both of Vice Peak Masters of Yang Peak glanced at the old man and furrowed their brows, but they chose not to say anything. After all, they were weaker than the old man.
Even if they were stronger than him, they might offend the purple-clad youth with their remarks. By then, they would not even know what they died for.
The scene of Yang Hong and his son getting killed were still fresh in their minds.
“Why did you ask about that?” Duan Ling Tian recovered from the shock and asked coolly while looking at the old man calmly as if the position as the Sect Leader of a first-rate force was not tempting to him.
In fact, he was genuinely uninterested in it.
“I thought you’re a good fit to be the Sect Leader of our Yin Yang Sect. With your strength and my assistance, it is almost certain that you’ll be the Sect Leader if you want to,” the old man continued with pride in his tone.
Naturally, he could take on the role. Apart from being the Guardian Elder of Yang Peak, he was also the Junior Brother of the last Peak Master of Yang Peak. He had the absolute right to speak on Yang Peak.
His status in Yang Peak was no lower than Peak Master of Yang Peak’s, Yang Hong who had just been killed by Duan Ling Tian.
“Really?” Duan Ling Tian stared at the old man. “As far as I know, the Yin Yang Sect is more than just Yang Peak. Can you, being from Yang Peak, represent Yin Peak?”
“Yin Peak…” The old man was first dazed, then he smiled after hearing those words. “Now, Yin Peak exists only in name… If you want to, I alone would be enough to help you rein them in.”
“Oh?” Duan Ling Tian suddenly became interested after hearing the old man’s offer. He asked with a gleam in his eyes, “I heard that Peak Master of Yin Peak and one of the Vice Peak Masters had to go under strict closed-door cultivation to heal… Are you trying to loot a burning house?”
“Loot a burning house?” The old man shook his head. “Not really. The Peak Master of Yin Peak and that Vice Peak Master of Yin Peak were killed by Yang Hong not too long ago. If you establish ownership with Yang Hong’s Spatial Ring, you might find the Spatial Ring of the Peak Master of Yin Peak,” the old man calmly said as if he let things drift since they did not affect him.
Duan Ling Tian’s face sank.
If he remembered correctly, Yin Peak’s Vice Peak Master who was in closed-door cultivation seemed to be the master of both his fiancées.
Had Yang Hong killed her?
“The Peak Master of Yin Peak was… The Peak Master killed her?” At once, both of the Vice Peak Masters of Yang Peak were stunned. They were well and thoroughly dumbfounded.
What was their Peak Master trying to do?
However, there was no one to be accountable for that now that their Peak Master was also dead.
“Why did Yang Hong want to kill them?” Duan Ling Tian asked in a low voice.
“It was because he wanted to be Yin Yang Sect’s Sect Leader! Throughout the history of the Yin Yang Sect, there’s rarely been a Sect Leader because the Sect Leader will only appear when either Yin Peak or the Peak Master of Yang Peak’s strength overwhelms the other Peak Master’s.”
The old man answered slowly, “In this generation’s Yin Yang Sect, as Peak Master of Yang Peak, Yang Hong’s strength was on par with the Peak Master of Yin Peak. Therefore, the only way for him to become the Sect Leader of the Yin Yang Sect was for him to kill the Peak Master of Yin Peak when she’s hurt!”
“If he wanted to be the Sect Leader, he could just kill the Peak Master of Yin Peak… Why did he kill another Vice Peak Master of Yin Peak as well?” Duan Ling Tian gradually lowered his voice.
The other Yin Peak’s Vice Peak Master he referred to was the master of both his fiancées.
“You’re talking about Yang Xue and the master of both your fiancées, aren’t you?” The old man guessed why Duan Ling Tian had asked such a question and he continued, “Even though the master of both your fiancées was just the Vice Peak Master of Yin Peak, she was as strong as the Peak Master of Yin Peak!”
“If only the Peak Master of Yin Peak died, she would become the new Peak Master of Yin Peak. At that time, Yang Hong still couldn’t be the Sect Leader of the whole of Yin Yang Sect,” the old man finished in a single breath.
Now, Duan Ling Tian completely understood the situation.
In Yang Hong’s opinion, the master of both his fiancées was also an obstacle like the Peak Master of Yin Peak. He could only be unimpeded if all the hurdles were cleared.
“You fathom it so clearly… Was it you who joined hands with Yang Hong to kill the Peak Master and Vice Peak Master of Yin Peak?” Soon, Duan Ling Tian’s eyes glinted with coldness, and he immediately locked his gaze on the old man.
Killing intent began to brew around his body.
As soon as he admitted to it, he would not hesitate to attack and kill the old man in front of him.
The two Vice Peak Masters of Yang Peak also glanced at the old man with slightly gloomy faces.
If what the old man said was true, then their Peak Master of Yang Peak, Yang Hong, who had just been killed, was a lunatic!
The old man looked at Duan Ling Tian without fear and said calmly, “I’m his Junior Uncle. He told me this a few days ago to ask for my assistance for him to be the Sect Leader of the Yin Yang Sect.”
“Elder Yun, why didn’t you hold the Peak Master accountable for doing such deeds?” Soon, one of the Vice Peak Masters of Yang Peak could not help but question the old man.
Although the other Vice Peak Master of Yang Peak did not say anything, he looked at the old man with a disheartened expression.
“Hold him accountable?” The old man glanced at the Vice Peak Master of Yang Peak who had questioned him. “How can I hold him accountable? Setting aside the fact that my strength wasn’t really enough to do anything to him… Even if my strength did surpass him, can I kill him?” After the old man said that, both the Vice Peak Masters of Yang Peak were silenced.
“If you’re willing, I can assist you to be our Yin Yang Sect’s new Sect Leader!” Once again, the old man looked at Duan Ling Tian and enunciated.
“What? Trying to get me to take over the mess in the Yin Yang Sect?” Duan Ling Tian coolly glanced at the old man and asked intently, “Or perhaps, you have other intentions?”
“Currently, the four Eighth Level Martial Monarch stage martial artists of the Yin Yang Sect are all dead except for me! The Yin Yang Sect is in the midst of a storm… Our Yin Yang Sect can only be stabilized again if you become our Sect Leader.” As he said, he lowered his head.
A gleam flashed in the depth of his eyes.
No one including Duan Ling Tian saw that because his head was lowered.
“Please be our Sect Leader of the Yin Yang Sect!”
Immediately, the Vice Peak Masters of Yang Peak reacted after the reminder from the old man. They hurriedly bowed and lowered their heads towards Duan Ling Tian. “We’ll pledge our lives to you!”
When they remembered that three of the Yin Yang Sect’s pillars were dead, they realized the current crisis faced by the sect and broke out in a cold sweat out of fear.
Although the Yin Yang Sect was a first-rate force in the Inner Land of the Cloud Continent, it still had conflicts with other first-rate forces after being passed down for thousands of years.
If those first-rate forces were aware of the Yin Yang Sect’s current situation, they would undoubtedly destroy the sect the moment they had the opportunity.
It would only be possible for the Yin Yang Sect to overcome this crisis if the purple-clad youth before them became the new Sect Leader of the sect.
However, Duan Ling Tian seemed to have noticed something and turned around, ignoring the Guardian Elders of Yang Peak and both the Vice Peak Masters.
The moment he turned, Duan Ling Tian’s face darkened slightly.
“Master!” At that time, a golden figure advanced from afar and stopped near Duan Ling Tian. It was the Gold Thug whom he had sent out.
The Gold Thug had left earlier, but he still came back alone.
“Didn’t find it?” Duan Ling Tian’s face sank.
“I, the Gold Thug, am useless.” The Gold Thug hung his head and felt ashamed to face his master.
“Let’s talk as we walk,” Duan Ling Tian called out to the Gold Thug, and then he flew out quickly, heading towards the direction where the Gold Thug had just come from.
The Gold Thug hurriedly caught up with him.
As for Feng Tian Wu and Xiong Quan, they naturally followed the pair. The Guardian Elders of Yang Peak and both Vice Peak Masters looked at each other and followed suit.
“How can you lose them with your sense of smell?” On the way, Duan Ling Tian maintained his speed at the same level as the Gold Thug’s and asked him in a deep voice.
“I followed the smell that was left behind by both liege ladies all the way to that side where I lost them because the smell was heterogeneous… I looked around but never picked it up again,” the Gold Thug said a bit helplessly.
“Did you do as I said and yelled my name?” Duan Ling Tian asked.
“I did.” The Gold Thug nodded. “My voice covered the surrounding area, but no one responded.”
Duan Ling Tian fell into silence.
Moments later, he suddenly stopped moving.
The Gold Thug followed suit and stopped. He followed behind Duan Ling Tian like a shadow.
Soon, the Guardian Elders of Yang Peak and both Vice Peak Masters whom Duan Ling Tian and the Gold Thug were waiting for arrived. Duan Ling Tian looked at the three of them and asked in a cold voice, “What’s the current cultivation base of both my fiancées?”
“Both were on First Level Martial Monarch stage,” one of the Vice Peak Masters of Yang Peak said.
“First Level Martial Monarch stage?” Duan Ling Tian was amazed by their breakthrough.
However, he knew it was not the time to be surprised. Finding both of them was a more urgent matter.
“First Level Martial Monarch stage… Since they’re fleeing, they wouldn’t dare to use the air and fly. They can only take advantage of the complicated terrain of the area.” Duan Ling Tian overlooked the complicated terrain filled with forests beneath his feet and speculated.
“For that reason, they shouldn’t be very fast.” Duan Ling Tian’s eyes gleamed, and he said coolly, “Let’s look around again… If we find them, I might consider being your new Sect Leader.” Duan Ling Tian’s later statement was undoubtedly aimed towards the three people from the Yin Yang Sect’s Yang Peak.
After the three of them heard him, their eyes brightened as they looked at each other. Then, they flew off in three different directions.
Feng Tian Wu and Xiong Quan finally arrived.
“We should split up and find them.” Duan Ling Tian flew off alone towards as fast as lightning after he greeted the both of them.
At once, Feng Tian Wu, Xiong Quan, and the Gold Thug also split up and went looking.
‘Both of his fiancées… They must be outstanding!’ Feng Tian Wu thought while she combed the forest beneath her.
After her amnesia, she had learned about the existence of both Ke’Er and Li Fei from Duan Ling Tian when they were on the way to the Yin Yang Sect.