Chapter 1169: Cripple
Translator: EndlessFantasy Translation Editor: EndlessFantasy Translation
The moment the words left the lady’s mouth, chaos erupted in the backstage of the Zhou Clan’s auction fair —
“Trying to cheat our Zhou Clan’s auction fair means that you’re trying to cheat our Zhou Clan!”
“Vice Manager Zhou Li was being humane when he told you guys to scram! Yet, you still dare to accuse him of taking your things! You deserve to die!”
“This is my first time seeing such shameless people in my entire life!”
The group of Zhou Clan people was filled with righteous indignation. Their words were impolite and blunt as they glared furiously at Duan Ling Tian and Feng Tian Wu.
After the silver-robed old man, the manager of the Zhou Clan’s auction fair, heard the lady’s words, his face turned glum. He looked at Duan Ling Tian before he asked in a deep voice, “Is there anything else you want to say?”
Duan Ling Tian glanced nonchalantly at that silver-robed old man and asked, “There’s no need for you to care whether I have anything else to say or not… Right now, will you believe me even I say anything?”
From the very beginning until the end, his face remained calm as though he did not notice the imminent danger.
Or perhaps, he did not classify this as a danger at all.
“Manager, why are you still talking nonsense with him? Get rid of them! It’s time for us to prepare for our auction fair,” Zhou Li chimed in.
“Am I right?” Zhou Li turned to look at the other people present in the backstage of the auction fair.
“That’s right! Kill them!”
“They defamed vice manager Zhou Li and look down on our Zhou Clan! They deserve to die!”
“Indeed! They deserve to die!”
Zhou Li’s words were like the blasting fuse that fully ignited the atmosphere of the auction fair’s backstage. Each and every one of the Zhou Clan’s member was itching to flay Duan Ling Tian and Feng Tian Wu alive.
It was only when the silver-robed old man raised his hand that the auction fair’s backstage fell silent again.
“I’d really like to hear your explanation regarding this,” the old man said at a speed that was neither too fast nor too slow as he looked at Duan Ling Tian.
“Manager! There’s no need to waste your time on these liars!” The moment Zhou Li heard the old man’s words, his eyes turned sharp as he chimed in, “In my opinion, we should just kill him!”
Then, he strode out and stood beside the old man. He was about to attack Duan Ling Tian, but the old man raised a hand to block him.
“What? Vice manager Zhou Li, are you afraid that you’ll be found out huh?” Duan Ling Tian flashed a smile at Zhou Li that caused him to panic. His face turned grave, but he snorted loudly. “What’s there for me to be afraid of? Don’t tell me that I, Zhou Li, really took your things?”
“Well, you don’t have the final say on whether you took my things or not.” Duan Ling Tian’s smile remained on his face.
“Of course I know I don’t have the final say. Didn’t you hear what the people said? You’re all liars! You just want to create a disturbance at our Zhou Clan’s auction fair!” Zhou Li snorted.
“Oh, really?” Duan Ling Tian took a good look at Zhou Li before raising his hand. A sword and a pill appeared in his hands. “Didn’t you ask me if I have the same Spirit Weapon and pill with me? I’m sorry I forgot that I do indeed have them in my Spatial Ring.”
The moment Zhou Li saw Duan Ling Tian taking out the Spirit Sword and pill, his face turned pale immediately. His eyes narrowed when he heard Duan Ling Tian’s words.
“You’re the manager of this Zhou Clan’s Auction Square right?” Duan Ling Tian looked at the silver-robed old man before he casually passed the sword and pill in his hand to him. “Earlier, this subordinate of yours, Zhou Li, pocketed my grade one Spirit Sword and Life Recovery Pill.”
“How ridiculous!” Before the old man could say anything, Zhou Li snorted. “Do you think our Zhou Clan are lacking in grade one Spirit Swords and Life Recovery Pills? Why would I need yours?”
“Well, I don’t know if Zhou Clan is lacking in that or not… However, I can see that you’re definitely lacking,” Duan Ling Tian replied nonchalantly.
“YOU! You’re looking for death!” Upon hearing Duan Ling Tian’s words, Zhou Li could no longer hold it back anymore. He was infuriated.
Zhou Li seized the opportunity when the old man reached out to take the grade one Spirit Sword and Life Recovery Pill that Duan Ling Tian passed to him, his Origin Energy skyrocketed from his body. Profundities followed closely like shadows as his entire being transformed into a cannonball that shot toward Duan Ling Tian.
“Zhou Li!” The silver-robed old man who had just taken the Spirit Sword and pill did not expect Zhou Li to attack Duan Ling Tian after he had dissuaded him. For a moment, his face turned grave since he felt as though his prestige had been challenged.
However, even if he wanted to save the purple-clad young man, it was already too late now.
Zhou Li’s attack was just too sudden. It was so sudden that he still did not regain his senses.
Soon after, a loud explosion resonated. Everyone from the Zhou Clan thought the purple-clad young man had already been killed by Zhou Li.
However, along with the series of explosions, a flurry of hurricane swept through. They were shocked by the scene before their eyes.
What did they just witness?
The purple-clad young man stood there unharmed while Zhou Li was curled up on the ground. He was rolling frantically on the floor as cold sweat broke out on his forehead.
Zhou Li was holding his lower abdomen in pain while he rolled in a frenzy on the floor. At the same time, he pointed a trembling finger at Duan Ling Tian as he screamed, “Y-You crippled my Dantian! H-How ruthless of you! You’re so ruthless!”
The entire scene fell silent.
The Zhou Clan’s members were very clear about Zhou Li’s background.
Zhou Li was an elder of their Zhou Clan. He was only in his fifties and yet, he was already at the Fourth Level Martial Monarch Stage. His strength was extremely astounding.
However, today, his Dantian was crippled in one blow by a young man who looked as though he was only 25 years old.
“S-Sir, i-isn’t this a little too much?” The silver-robed old man, who was the manager of the Zhou Clan’s auction fair, glared coldly at Duan Ling Tian.
“Too much?” Duan Ling Tian smiled. “He robbed me of my grade one Spirit Weapon and pill, but he still wanted to kill me… I’ve only crippled his cultivation base, and you think that it’s too much?”
“We still haven’t reached a conclusion yet regarding this matter!” The silver-robed old man looked at Duan Ling Tian with dread on his face as he said in a deep voice, “I’ve worked with this Zhou Li for many years now so I know him pretty well. Just a mere grade one Spirit Weapon and Life Recovery Pill are not enough to rouse his greed.”
“I think so too!”
Many Zhou Clan’s members nodded their heads in agreement. Each and every one of them was glaring at Duan Ling Tian but none of them dared to make a move.
Like the silver-robed old man, they were surprised by Duan Ling Tian’s strength.
He crippled Zhou Li’s Dantian with just a blow.
Even this silver-robed old man, the manager of the Zhou Clan’s auction fair, feared Duan Ling Tian’s strength now.
Zhou Li who was in so much pain that he almost felt numb finally stopped rolling on the floor. He looked at the silver-robed man, he was covered in cold sweat as he urged in bleak voice, “Manager Zhou Ji, kill him and avenge me! Avenge me!!”
The silver-robed old man, the manager of the Zhou Clan’s auction fair, was named Zhou Ji.
In the face of Zhou Ji’s query, Duan Ling Tian’s expression remained unchanged. He said calmly, “If it’s just an ordinary grade one Spirit Weapon and Life Recovery Pill, it would not have roused his greed… However, do you really think that my grade one Spirit Weapon and Life Recovery Pill that are qualified to be the finale items in your auction fair are only ordinary items?”
The moment Zhou Li heard Duan Ling Tian’s words, terror could be seen in his eyes.
However, all Zhou Clan’s members, including Zhou Ji, shifted their eyes to the grade one Spirit Sword and Life Recovery Pill in Zhou Ji’s hands.
“Aren’t they just a grade one Spirit Weapon and a grade one Life Recovery Pill. What difference could it have?” Many people were skeptical.
Zhou Ji raised his hand. A gust of pure Origin Energy gushed out of his hand and entered the grade one Spirit Sword he was holding. For a moment, the sound of sword whistling resonated in the air. It was crisp and pleasant to the ears.
Just from the sound, they could tell it was a good sword.
Soon after, a silhouette of an ancient black dragon appeared above Zhou Ji’s head, displaying his cultivation base at the Seventh Level Martial Monarch Stage.
In the next instant, the Heaven and Earth Phenomenon appeared next to the ancient black dragon’s silhouette. A total of 9,000 ancient horned dragons’ silhouettes appeared before everyone’s eyes.
When most of the people were carefully studying the ancient horned dragons and trying to count them, Zhou Ji regained his senses and cried out, “A 90% boost!”
“A 90% boost?” The crowd burst into an uproar.
They had never seen nor heard about any grade one Spirit Weapon that could give a 90% boost before.
However, one had appeared right before their eyes today?
Many people gulped and asked with slight difficulty, “Sir manager, this grade one Spirit Sword really gives a 90% boost?”
“What? Are you doubting my words now?” Zhou Ji glared at these people who were speechless before he turned to look at Duan Ling Tian with a shocked expression. Slightly awestruck, he asked, “May I ask you, sir, who’s the maker of this grade one Spirit Sword?”
“This is casually made by one of the grade one weapons craftsmen in my sect. What do you think? Can it be the final item in the auction fair held by your Zhou Clan today?” Duan Ling Tian answered indifferently and bluntly.
“Of course!” Zhou Ji immediately nodded his head before shifting his gaze toward the grade one Life Recovery Pill in his hand again.
“Zhou An, you’re a grade two alchemist. Take a look at this grade one Life Recovery Pill.” When the crowd was still taken aback by the boost of the grade one Spirit Sword in Zhou Ji’s hand, Zhou Ji looked at an old man with white hair and casually threw the grade one Life Recovery Pill in his hand to him.
The old man whose name was Zhou An began to examine the Life Recovery Pill.
After just a glance, his body began to tremble violently.
“What’s wrong with Elder Zhou An?”
“Could it be the grade one Life Recovery Pill is special or something?”
“It must be so!”
With the grade one Spirit Sword serving as an example, the Zhou Clan’s members present did not dare to look down on the purple-clad young man’s grade one Life Recovery Pill.
After a moment, Zhou An finally returned to his senses. His body trembled uncontrollably, and he yelled excitedly, “9-91% percent Purity! This is grade one Life Recovery Pill has a purity of 91%!”
The moment the words left Zhou An’s mouth, the entire scene fell silent again.
A grade one Life Recovery Pill with 91% Purity?
How terrifying the medicinal efficacy must be!