Chapter 1165: Luo Zhan’s Dead!
Translator: EndlessFantasy Translation Editor: EndlessFantasy Translation
Led by the Ling Tian Sect’s elder, Duan Ling Tian soon saw a silhouette standing in the distance.
The silhouette stood as straight as a spear, emitting a haughty aura.
The familiar face had turned more sorrowful now after years of not seeing each other.
The man’s frivolity was no longer there. It had been replaced by stability and maturity instead. He seemed like a new man now.
“Why are you here?” Duan Ling Tian greeted the familiar silhouette in the distance with a warm and charming smile before he even arrived near him.
The familiar silhouette before him was none other than Chen Shao Shuai!
Back when they were still at the Azure Forest Imperial Kingdom, he and Sword Young Master Chen Shao Shuai clicked and became friends.
Duan Ling Tian was happy to see him again after so many years even though he was a little surprised to see him here.
This was the Inner Land on Cloud Continent.
“Even you are here… So why can’t I be here ?” A fierce aura permeated the air. In a blink of an eye, Chen Shao Shuai disappeared from where he was standing and appeared before Duan Ling Tian. “Duan Ling Tian, it’s been a while.”
“Yes, it’s been a while… I didn’t think you’ll be in the Inner Land since you didn’t even secure a place in the Martial Competition. I’m sure your cultivation base is terrifying now,” Duan Ling Tian spoke slowly. There was a hint of surprise on his face.
“Some great encounters led me here… I was so happy because I thought a freak like you would be far behind me now. I didn’t expect that you’re still the same. You’re still more powerful than I am,” Chen Shao Shui could not help but exclaim as he observed Duan Ling Tian.
“Seems like you really did have some great encounters… You’re already at the Third Level Martial Monarch Stage now,” Duan Ling Tian said as he looked into Chen Shao Shuai’s eyes.
He had extended his Spiritual Energy out earlier and detected that Chen Shao Shui’s current cultivation base was at the Third Level Martial Monarch Stage.
Duan Ling Tian was surprised when he found out.
“You can see through my cultivation base in just a glance… You really live up to your name,” Chen Shao Shuai exclaimed. He did not seem surprised. “But so what if I’m at the Third Level Martial Monarch Stage? I still can’t compare to you. You’re so great now. Not only did you become prince charming to all the women in the border, but you’re also the Sect Master of Ling Tian Sect, a first-rate force!”
“I heard you killed the old Peak Master of Yang Sect from Yin Yang Sect, Yang Hong… From what I know, Yang Hong was the best among all the Eighth Level Martial Monarchs.” Chen Shao Shuai’s gaze turned more and more complicated as he spoke.
He remembered Duan Ling Tian was a total monster back when they were at the Azure Forest Imperial Kingdom.
His journey was tough after they parted ways at the Darkstone Empire. He had some great encounters that allowed him to elevate his cultivation base. He was traveling before he crossed the Ruo Shui River and arrived at the Inner Land, the central zone of Cloud Continent, where many powerhouses gather.
Initially, he thought Duan Ling Tian would be far behind him now.
However, the news he heard shocked him.
Ling Tian Sect!
Duan Ling Tian!
In the beginning, he thought the Sect Master of Ling Tian Sect, Duan Ling Tian, merely had the same name as the monster he knew back in the Azure Forest Imperial Kingdom.
However, his instinct told him there was a high possibility that this Duan Ling Tian was the monster he knew.
That was the reason he came here. He wanted to dispel his doubts.
The truth proved that his instinct was right.
The Sect Master of Ling Tian Sect, Duan Ling Tian, was the same friend he knew back in the Azure Forest Imperial Kingdom.
“You’re really up-to-date with the news.” Duan Ling Tian smiled.
He was in a good mood seeing his old friend again.
“Do I really need to be up-to-date to hear about the news?” Chen Shao Shuai rolled his eyes at Duan Ling Tian. “You’re a famous person in the border now… I heard many single virgins are planning to join your Ling Tian Sect.”
“I’m sure you know what their objectives are… The drinker’s heart is not in the cup ,” Chen Shao Shuai said with a smirk.
“Oh, right. You left with Luo Zhan back then… Did both of you part ways after that?” Duan Ling Tian ignored Chen Shao Shuai’s words completely and steered the topic in a different direction.
Duan Ling Tian’s harmless words made Chen Shao Shui shudder. The expression on his face turned ugly.
“What’s wrong?” Duan Ling Tian turned solemn. An ominous feeling rose from within.
“Luo Zhan’s dead!” Chen Shao Shuai finally spoke. His voice was gloomy and subdued.
Duan Ling Tian’s expression changed drastically as he narrowed his eyes. “What happened? How did he die?”
Luo Zhan or Crazy Young Master was the leader of the five great Young Masters of Azure Forest Imperial Kingdom back then. They were close friends. He was the grandson of the Guild Master of the Weapons Craftsmen Guild’s Main Guild in the Azure Forest Imperial. He had helped Duan Ling Tian a lot.
It was difficult for him to imagine how agonizing it must be for the old man when he heard about Luo Zhan’s death.
“It’s my fault.” Nobody knew when tears began to stream down Chen Shao Shuai’s face as his body trembled. “Luo Zhan and I were heading north at that time… We passed by the Darkhan Dynasty and Darming Dynasty before eventually arriving at the northern desert land.”
“We continued on with our journey after leaving the northern desert land… By fate, we came across the secret treasure left behind by a Martial Emperor. We managed to successfully enter the place.”
“We found many treasures when we were in there like Spirit Fruits, Concept Fragments, and Profundity Fragments. We obtained many of those things, but we also encountered at least ten Inscription Formations.”
“However, we activated the last Inscription Formation left behind by the Martial Emperor powerhouse just as we were leaving. It was a Killing Formation!”
“Luo Zhan discovered the Killing Formation first and pushed me out of the range of the formation… He missed the opportunity to escape because of that and was killed by the Killing Formation!” Chen Shao Shuai’s face turned a little ferocious as he spoke to this point. “If it wasn’t for saving me, he wouldn’t be dead… He would be alive!”
“Luo Zhan.” Duan Ling Tian took a deep breath and closed his eyes slowly.
Based on Sword Young Master Chen Shao Shui’s words, if Luo Zhan was still alive, his current ability would not be inferior to Duan Ling Tian.
“Don’t beat yourself up… Since Luo Zhan saved you, you have to live well for his sake,” Duan Ling Tian said as he looked at Chen Shao Shuai who was obviously in pain.
“I know… I’ll live well and do the things he wanted to do but never had a chance to. Hopefully, he’ll be able to rest in peace.” Chen Shao Shuai nodded. His chaotic emotion calmed down because of this.
“So what do you plan to do now?” Duan Ling Tian asked.
“I’ve no idea… I’ve just arrived in the Inner Land not too long ago.” Chen Shao Shuai shook his head.
“Why don’t you stay in my Ling Tian Sect? I’ll grant you the position of an elder,” Duan Ling Tian said with a smile.
“A Ling Tian Sect’s elder?” Chen Shao Shuai’s eyes lit up when he heard that. “That’s interesting… Sure! I’ll stay at your Ling Tian Sect for now.”
“You can stay at Ling Tian Sect… But, I’ll need you to make an oath,” Duan Ling Tian said as he looked at Chen Shao Shuai cautiously.
Back when they were in the Azure Forest Imperial Kingdom, he remembered Chen Shao Shuai would spend most of his time at brothels. He would not be satisfied without women.
Half of Ling Tian Sect consisted of female disciples. Duan Ling Tian did not want Chen Shao Shuai to do anything humiliating in his Ling Tian Sect.
“What oath should I make?” Chen Shao Shuai was stunned.
He forced a smile and rolled his eyes at Duan Ling Tian at the same time when he heard Duan Ling Tian’s words. “I won’t misbehave in Ling Tian Sect no matter how much I desire a lady… I’ll have to take care of your reputation even if I don’t care about mine.”
“It’s good that you think like that.” Duan Ling Tian nodded with satisfaction.
“Let’s go. I’ll introduce you to some people,” Duan Ling Tian said to Chen Shao Shuai before he brought him to meet Feng Tian Wu, Xiong Quan, and Gold Thug.
It was worth mentioning that Chen Shao Shuai stared unabashedly at Feng Tian Wu for ten breaths time when he met her. Feng Tian Wu was just too stunning with her beautiful face.
He only stopped staring at her after he discovered Feng Tian Wu’s eyes were on Duan Ling Tian all the time.
‘So she’s Duan Ling Tian’s woman.’ Chen Shao Shui was secretly envious.
“I’ll bring him to see Luo Ping.” Duan Ling Tian left with Chen Shao Shuai to look for Luo Ping after informing Feng Tian Wu and the other two.
Although Luo Ping was only one of Ling Tian Sect’s three Vice Sect Masters, she was undoubtedly Duan Ling Tian’s most trustworthy Vice Sect Master. She was responsible for all the daily major and minor matters in the Ling Tian Sect.
She was the only Vice Sect Master who could represent Duan Ling Tian.
After leaving Chen Shao Shuai with Luo Ping, Duan Ling Tian returned to Feng Tian Wu and the other two. “Both of you, spread the news… Tell people that Ling Tian Sect is recruiting grade one weapons craftsmen and grade one alchemists.”
“Yes, Young Master.”
Xiong Quan and Gold Thug left after they replied Duan Ling Tian.
“I’m afraid no grade one weapons craftsmen and grade one alchemists would be willing to come if you spread the news this way,” Feng Tian Wu said softly to Duan Ling Tian after Xiong Quan and Gold Thug left. The frost on her face had melted a little.
“I know… That why we’ve something more important to handle,” Duan Ling Tian said with a smile.
“Something more important?” Feng Tian Wu was happy when she heard Duan Ling Tian’s words even though she was a little skeptical.
He wanted her to handle the most important thing.
It proved that she held a high position in Duan Ling Tian’s heart.
“You’ll find out very soon.” Duan Ling Tian smiled and left her in suspense.
Soon after, he left the Ling Tian Sect together with Feng Tian Wu. He was bringing Feng Tian Wu to deal with the most important thing now.