Chapter 1181: Respect the Old and Cherish the Young
Translator: EndlessFantasy Translation Editor: EndlessFantasy Translation
Upon hearing Duan Ling Tian’s underlying cynicism, the Zhou Clan grand elder turned a green shade and became pale, but he did not say anything in response at all.
The reason why he had charged there so furiously and swore to kill Duan Ling Tian, the enemy who killed his son, was that he had just made a breakthrough to the Ninth Level Martial Monarch Stage in his closed-door cultivation and had an unblinding faith towards his own strength.
He thought that it would be easy for him to kill Duan Ling Tian.
It was only now that he realized that he was wrong. He was awfully wrong!
Even after he had already broken through to the Ninth Level Martial Monarch Stage, he was still no match for this foe who had killed his son. Just by casting a defensive martial skill, his opponent could block the attack that he had unleashed with his full force.
He was very clear about what this indicated: there was a massive gap between his strength and this person.
If this guy’s strength were only slightly better than his, he would not have been able to block the sword skill that he had unleashed with his full force easily with just a defensive martial skill alone.
“Although I’m a Ninth Level Martial Monarch, I’ve yet to comprehend any Ninth Level Martial Stage Profundity at all. There’s still so much that I have to improve in terms of my strength.” Looking at Duan Ling Tian, the Zhou Clan grand elder’s heart skipped a beat as his eyes shone brightly.
“Where there’s life, there’s still hope! By the time I’ve raised the Profundities that I need to comprehend, I’ll look for him again to avenge my son.” The moment the Zhou Clan’s grand elder thought of this, he started to think about retreating.
Sword Blinking Technique!
Without any warning, the grade one Spirit Sword in the grand elder’s hand flicked, and he threw it behind with all his might. Like a lightning bolt, it shot out in fury.
Just as everybody, including Duan Ling Tian, was taken by surprise, the Zhou Clan grand elder’s body trembled and his speed suddenly accelerated to an extreme before he chased the grade one Spirit Sword that had yet to speed up. Holding on to it, he allowed it to lead him as it flew away.
Under the watchful eyes of the crowd, the Zhou Clan grand elder disappeared after his grade one Spirit Sword vanished in thin air.
However, in the eyes of the few people, including Duan Ling Tian and Zhou Zheng, the Zhou Clan grand elder had first flung out his Spirit Sword with all his might and then fled with the help of the grade one sword.
Such speed that could be catalyzed by the boost from the spirit weapon was none other than the Heaven Rank Advanced Movement Martial Technique — Sword Blinking Technique.
It was way stronger than other regular movement martial techniques!
“He escaped?” Just when the Zhou Clan grand elder vanished into thin air, the crowd on the scene started to realize he had fled. Perplexed expressions appeared on their faces.
Just now, when the grand elder had made his appearance, he had charged in menacingly, all proud and arrogant.
However, right now, he had turned his tail and ran, creating a strong and sharp contrast between the scenario before.
“Trying to flee?” A sneer crept upon the corner of Duan Ling Tian’s mouth.
Dragon Soaring The Nine Heavens!
The next instance, Duan Ling Tian seemed to have transformed into a Divine Dragon, and a series of sword-swishing set off where he swept past. That was the Quasi-Royal Grade Spirit Sword that was clearing a path for him.
As the last set of movement martial technique in the Nine Dragons War Sovereign Technique, the Dragon Soaring The Nine Heavens was the most brilliant movement martial technique ever. It could even be cast through a spirit weapon as well.
For this very reason, the speed that Duan Ling Tian possessed now was the strength of four ancient black dragons plus an additional 9,000 ancient horned dragons. It was way more than Zhou Clan grand elder’s strength of four ancient black dragons plus 3,000 over ancient horned dragons.
In just a blink of an eye, Duan Ling Tian came to block Zhou Clan’s grand elder.
“H-How are you so fast?!” Seeing the purple-clad young man standing in front of him, horror dawned on the Zhou Clan grand elder as disbelief filled his eyes.
In his opinion, he already relied on the strength boost from his spirit weapon to flee, so by right, he should not have been able to be catch up with him.
“Do you think that only your movement martial technique can have a strength boost from your spirit weapon?” Duan Ling Tian seemed to have seen through the Zhou Clan grand elder’s mind as he retorted.
For a moment, the color drained from the grand elder’s face.
No wonder this guy could chase him!
It turned out that his movement martial technique could get a strength boost from the spirit weapon too!
In fact, even those same Heaven Rank Advanced Movement Martial Techniques had some differences among them. Those that could have a strength boost from the spirit weapon were worlds apart from those that could not.
“I’m going all out with you!” Noticing that he was unable to flee from this purple-clad young man, adding on to the fact that he was no match to him at all, all hopes of the grand elder dashed to pieces as he roared out loudly before exerting his force towards Duan Ling Tian.
“Going all out with me? Are you sure you’re worthy enough?” In the face of the Zhou Clan grand elder’s roar and his lightning-like figure that was charging at him, Duan Ling Tian’s face was full of disdain. With a raise of his hand, he casually flicked the Spirit Sword in his opponent’s hand away with his own sword.
In the next instance, Duan Ling Tian pounded towards the Zhou Clan grand elder like the force of evil and one of his palms thrust forward towards his Dantian with a force that seemed as though a deity was aiding it.
“Nooo!!” Upon seeing this, the grand elder seemed to have realized something as terror dawned on his face before he cried out sharply.
Unfortunately, it was to no avail no matter how loudly he cried out. With Duan Ling Tian’s palm thrust out, his Dantian was crippled easily, causing him to follow in his son’s footsteps.
Then, like an eagle clutching a chick, Duan Ling Tian carried the Zhou Clan grand elder back to the Zhou Clan’s Auction Square.
It had only been a span of a blink of an eye from the moment he left until he returned with the grand elder’s body with him.
“Clan Leader Zhou, this guy wanted to kill me, and I’ve now crippled his Dantian. I’m sure you don’t have any objection in me killing him, do you?” Duan Ling Tian looked towards Zhou Zheng, the Clan Leader of the Zhou Clan, and asked nonchalantly.
His hand was holding on to the Zhou Clan grand elder, and the energy in his hand kept gushing out, destroying the Profundity that the grand elder sent out and applied to his own body again and again.
Despite the grand elder having had his cultivation base crippled, the damage was only limited to his Origin Energy alone. His Profundity still remained.
Although Zhou Zheng was incredibly ashen, he did not say anything in reply.
How could he dare say that he had any objection at such a time?!
Their Zhou Clan grand elder had just been crippled!
Their grand elder had always been one of the very best in the Zhou Clan, and he used to be just as mighty as him.
After the Zhou Clan grand elder had made a breakthrough to the Ninth Level Martial Monarch Stage, he had already become the strongest person in the clan. Even so, he had still been crippled by this purple-clad young man in front of him.
He had completely zero doubts that if he dared to voice that the Zhou Clan had objections towards him now, the future awaiting the clan would no doubt consist of attacks that would lash at them like a furious storm.
For the sake of his clan, he could only choose to remain silent.
“It looks like Clan Leader Zhou has no objection at all.” Seeing Zou Zheng remain silent, Duan Ling Tian knew his stance already. With a lift of his hand, he pushed the Zhou Clan grand elder away.
In the next instance, Duan Ling Tian stretched out a hand and an invisible energy extended out to transform into a hidden hand that clasped onto the neck of the Zhou Clan grand elder before hoisting him up in the air.
“C-Cough… Cough…” The wizened face of the Zhou Clan grand elder that was covered in a curly beard was now thoroughly flushed. Because of the pain on his throat, he could not stop coughing drily.
“Your son, Zhou Li, was just like you as well. After I crippled his Dantian, I also hoisted him up high by the neck.” Duan Ling Tian stared at the Zhou Clan grand elder calmly and remarked indifferently, “Tsk tsk, even the way the both of you struggle is also the same. As expected of father and son.”
“Y-You… You…” Upon hearing Duan Ling Tian’s words, there was no doubt that the grand elder could no longer hold it back any longer. However, being gripped by the neck, he could not even utter a complete sentence. All that he could do was glare at Duan Ling Tian with his eyes bulging.
“I what?” Duan Ling Tian’s gaze turned cold as his tone became clear. “Today, the reason I came to the Zhou Clan’s Auction Square was to entrust two items to be auctioned. However, your son, Zhou Li, was a ‘good Samaritan’ indeed. Not only did he tried to pocket the items that I entrusted, but he even tried to kill me as well! It’s okay for him to kill me, so tell me how is it not okay for me to kill him! How ridiculous!”
As Duan Ling Tian reached the end of his sentence, he sneered.
Right at this moment, the crowd in the Zhou Clan’s Auction Square finally learned about the entire incident.
“The items that the son of the Zhou Clan grand elder tried to pocket must be that sword and the pill then!”
“What a huge appetite he had! He actually dared to pocket an auctioned item that costs 800,000 pieces of high-grade Origin Stones? Wasn’t he scared of bursting with greed and being too ‘full’?!”
“If he really had his way just now, we’d most likely still be in the dark about there actually being such a grade one Spirit Sword and Life Recovery Pills that exist in this world!”
When the crowds buried their heads in discussion, they were filled with the wrath of righteousness.
“Just now, you said that you want to torture me to death slowly. Originally, I shouldn’t let you die so fast as well so easily. However, I’m always a person who respects the aged and cherishes the young, so I’ll send you away directly and let you reunite with your son then,” Duan Ling Tian glared coldly at the grand elder as he spelled out unhurriedly.
The moment the crowd heard this, the corner of their mouths twitched right away.
How the hell was this respecting the aged and cherishing the young?
As for Duan Ling Tian, when he reached the end of his sentence, his hand suddenly tightened, and the invisible hand proceeded to tighten too.
A crisp sound reverberated in the air. That was the Zhou Clan grand elder’s neck being shattered to pieces. As his head lolled limply to one side, he had utterly lost his breath.
He was dead.
A Ninth Level Martial Monarch had died just like that.
However, such a Ninth Level Martial Monarch as the Zhou Clan grand elder could only be ranked at the bottom among the group of Ninth Level Martial Monarchs in the Cloud Continent.
He was not even worth mentioning in front of the other Ninth Level Martial Monarchs.
With a raise of his hand, Duan Ling Tian kept the Spatial Ring on the grand elder’s finger and the Profundity Fragments in his body. Then, he casually threw the body out and let him fall to the ground before it smashed to become a puddle of bloody mess.
The scene fell into a dead silence once again.
Everybody’s gaze shifted towards Duan Ling Tian in unison. They were all taken by surprise by his strength. How could he actually defeat the Zhou Clan grand elder who had broken through to the Ninth Level Martial Monarch Stage?
“Who exactly is he?” This was the common question in everybody’s minds.
“Tian Wu.” After Duan Ling Tian had stored the grand elder’s Spatial Ring and Profundity Fragments, he looked towards the woman in red standing outside the pergola, Feng Tian Wu.
The moment she heard him, she rose up into the air under the watchful eyes of the others and soon arrived beside Duan Ling Tian.
Right at this moment, somebody mustered his courage and asked, “Sir, you still have yet to tell us where did the sword and pill that you auctioned come from.”
The crowd could tell that they were about to leave when the purple-clad young man called for his companion to go to his side.
“I told you guys that I’d tell you, so I shall answer you,” Duan Ling Tian looked down at the crowds and replied slowly.