Chapter 1201: Emperor Stage Sword Profundity!
Translator: EndlessFantasy Translation Editor: EndlessFantasy Translation
“Hahahaha… Duan Ling Tian, you won’t survive if you dare to kill me!” When Yang Chun saw Duan Ling Tian’s slightly glum expression, he laughed uproariously. There was a hint of disdain in his eyes as though he was certain Duan Ling Tian would not dare to kill him.
However, was it true that Duan Ling Tian did not dare to kill him?
Soon after, he got his answer.
“Idiot!” Duan Ling Tian calmly said. He lifted his arms, and the Quasi Royal Grade Spirit Sword shook suddenly before it flew toward Yang Chun.
Nine Dragons’ Radiant Flash!
Before the smile on Yang Chun’s face disappeared completely, the five-colored sword qi surged out from the Quasi Royal Grade Spirit Sword in Duan Ling Tian’s hand and transformed into a nine-headed five-colored divine dragon in just a blink of an eye.
The nine-headed divine dragon blinked, and eighteen extremely radiant flashes shot through Yang Chun’s vital organs before he could even react.
Yang Chun was killed by Duan Ling Tian with one move in just a blink of an eye.
A Martial Emperor’s disciple was dead, just like that.
When Yang Chun died, he still had a smug smile on his face because he thought Duan Ling Tian would not dare to kill him. That was the last smile in his life.
The entire place was silent.
Although Duan Ling Tian was far stronger than Yang Chun, most people present thought Duan Ling Tian would not dare to kill Yang Chun.
After all, Yang Chun was still a Martial Emperor’s disciple
However, the ending was beyond everyone’s expectations.
Duan Ling Tian killed Yang Chun, a Martial Emperor’s disciple from the Lost Stone Forest, without any hesitation at all.
Meanwhile, Luo Ping and Zhang San looked at each and seemed to have come to a tacit agreement. They looked at the group of Ling Tian Sect’s elders and disciples around them and shouted simultaneously, “All of Ling Tian Sect’s elders and disciples listen to this order!”
Instantly, all of the Ling Tian Sect’s elders and disciples shifted their eyes to them.
“Every one of you must swear an oath on the Nine-Nine Heavenly Tribulation to keep what happened today a secret… Whoever refuses to swear an oath will be instantly killed!” Zhang San slowly said. His tone was indifferent but laden with killing intent.
For a time, the Ling Tian Sect’s elders and disciples’ faces changed dramatically as their bodies trembled. However, they recovered quickly. They could naturally guess the two Vice Sect Leaders’ intention.
It was nothing more than them being worried about the news of their Sect Leader killing a Martial Emperor’s disciple spreading, and thus, bringing trouble to the Ling Tian Sect.
Duan Ling Tian glanced at Zhang San and Luo Ping before he sighed.
Earlier, the Communication Jade Slip Yang Chun sent was so fast that even Zhang San and Luo Ping, both at the Seventh Level Martial Monarch Stage, did not notice. Otherwise, they would not be actively asking the group of Ling Tian Sect’s elders and disciples to swear an oath.
‘It’s impossible the Communication Jade Slip Yang Chun sent will catch the attention of that Martial Emperor… It’s more likely that it was sent to the Martial Emperor’s direct disciple!’ Duan Ling Tian felt a tremendous pressure when he thought of that.
A Martial Emperor’s disciple could not be compared to a Martial Emperor’s direct disciple.
Every direct disciple of a Martial Emperor was either a genius martial artist that could be considered monstrous on the entire Cloud Continent or a powerhouse at the peak of the Martial Monarch Stage with one foot in the Martial Emperor Stage.
‘I’ve comprehended the First Level Emperor Stage Sword Profundity, and I can mobilize the strength of six ancient black dragons and 2,000 ancient horned dragons…’
Duan Ling Tian thought to himself, ‘However, I don’t have any other advantage compared to those Martial Emperor’s direct disciples.’
Based on the Rebirth Martial Emperor’s memory, Duan Ling Tian was fully aware of how terrifying a Martial Emperor’s direct disciple could be.
In the Rebirth Martial Emperor’s past two lives, he had several strong direct disciples. Any one of them was stronger than him currently.
Some of them could even mobilize more than seven ancient black dragons’ strength!
At this moment, Duan Ling Tian felt a little breathless when he thought about the impending crisis.
“We’ll leave tomorrow to retrieve the great treasure left behind by the Rebirth Martial Emperor… A lot of Royal Grade pills he left behind can help improve a Martial Monarch’s cultivation base.”
“Along with the potent medicinal efficacy of the Rebirth Pill in my body, my cultivation base should be able to improve even more rapidly.”
Duan Ling Tian was determined to depart the next day to the place where the Rebirth Martial Emperor left the great treasure behind and retrieve them.
Duan Ling Tian planned to go alone this time. He was not planning to bring Feng Tian Wu, Xiong Quan, and Gold Thug along because he wanted to return as fast as he could.
Who knew if the Martial Emperor’s direct disciple who received the Communication Jade Slip sent by Yang Chun would come or not.
He had to be prepared for the incoming storm.
In the evening, Duan Ling Tian sat cross-legged on his bed. A jadebox materialized out of thin air and fell in his hands.
The jadebox’s appearance was extremely exquisite. It was left for him by his deadbeat father, Duan Ru Feng.
Previously, Duan Ru Feng had left three strong amulets and the Exquisite Jadebox to him.
He had already used up the three amulets and was only left with the Exquisite Jadebox.
“I wonder if I can open it now.” Duan Ling Tian’s eyes flashed as he tried to open the Exquisite Jadebox forcefully with his hands.
Meanwhile, the Heaven and Earth Energy in the void above Duan Ling Tian began to stir.
However, Duan Ling Tian quickly discovered that even after he used the Quasi Royal Grade Spirit Sword and mobilized the strength of six ancient black dragons and 2,000 ancient horned dragons, he still could not open the Exquisite Jadebox.
“What tricks are my deadbeat father trying to play?” Duan Ling Tian could not help but smile bitterly.
His current strength was considered to be in the mid-range among powerhouses at the peak of the Martial Monarch Stage. However, he could not even open a small box.
The Exquisite Jadebox became even more mysterious in Duan Ling Tian’s eyes.
“I’m afraid this Exquisite Jadebox contains more than the whereabouts of my deadbeat father… There’s probably something else in it! Maybe it’s something more precious than the three amulets… Perhaps, a large stack of amulets?” Duan Ling Tian muttered. His eyes were as bright as the stars. It was as though he could already see himself holding a large stack of amulets and throwing it everywhere, instantly killing a group of powerhouses at the peak of the Martial Monarch Stage.
Naturally, this was all in Duan Ling Tian’s mind. He had no idea what was in the Exquisite Jadebox so he could only make a blind guess.
Since Duan Ling Tian could not open the Exquisite Jadebox, he stopped fiddling with it and put it away in the Spatial Ring. After that, he began to concentrate on his cultivation.
Nine Dragons War Sovereign Technique, the Divine Dragon Form!
While cultivating, Duan Ling Tian did not forget to comprehend the Fused Profundity and the Sword Profundity.
Currently, the strength of five ancient black dragons was from the Fused Profundity and the Sword Profundity that he had comprehended.
The Second Level Fused Profundity was equivalent to the strength of three ancient black dragons.
The First Level Emperor Stage Sword Profundity was equivalent to the strength of two ancient black dragons.
After adding both of them, it was equivalent to the strength of five ancient black dragons!
If Duan Ling Tian unleashed his full strength and used the Quasi Royal Grade Spirit Sword, his strength was merely equivalent to the strength of six ancient black dragons and 2,000 ancient horned dragons.
That was because his cultivation base was too weak compared to the Profundities he had comprehended.
The Fourth Level Martial Monarch Stage’s cultivation base was not considered low, but it paled in comparison to the two Profundities Duan Ling Tian had comprehended.
If the others learned about the source of Duan Ling Tian’s strength, they would definitely feel shocked.
His Profundities were similar to those that Martial Emperor powerhouses comprehended, but his cultivation base was only at the Fourth Level Martial Monarch Stage. Those two were worlds apart, that was why it was difficult to imagine such a phenomenon would exist. However, the phenomenon had indeed appeared in Duan Ling Tian.
“Sword Saint Feng Qing Yang is really amazing… I’ve improved my Sword Profundity to the Emperor Stage Profundity by merely comprehending 20% of the Sword Dao contained in the word ‘Sword’ that he had left behind!”
“If I manage to comprehend the Sword Dao I memorized entirely, does that mean my comprehension will be at the Ninth Level Emperor Stage Sword Profundity?” Duan Ling Tian’s heart skipped a beat when he thought about this. He really felt the person who claimed to be a Sword Saint was really mysterious and unpredictable.
“The Sword Dao I’ve memorized barely scratched the surface of the Sword Dao contained in that word… If I can fully comprehend it, I don’t know to what extent my Sword Profundity will improve.”
“The one thing I’m certain of is the Sword Profundity will surpass the Ninth Level Emperor Stage Sword Profundity!” Duan Ling Tian was certain about this.
Duan Ling Tian calmed his mind down. He was silently cultivating the Ninth Form of Nine Dragons War Sovereign Technique, the Divine Dragon Form as well as comprehending two types of Profundities.
His cultivation base was improving at an unimaginable speed.
Naturally, it was still too slow in Duan Ling Tian’s eyes!
Early next morning, Duan Ling Tian left Ling Tian Peak and the Ling Tian Sect without alerting everyone. He headed directly to the great treasure that was left behind by the Rebirth Martial Emperor.
Naturally, he did not leave without saying goodbye. He informed Feng Tian Wu about his departure and handed the control of the puppet, Hammer, over to Feng Tian Wu.
During his time away from the Ling Tian Sect, Hammer would be the one guarding Ling Tian Sect.
It would be simple for Hammer to guard a lower-level first-rate force with his strength unless they met another Martial Monarch powerhouse like Yang Chun.
That was why Duan Ling Tian could leave with his mind at peace.
The speed Duan Ling Tian was traveling at was extremely fast since he powered it with all his strength and the Quasi Royal Grade Spirit Sword.
The journey would usually take a month, but it only took him twenty odd days before he arrived.
This was all due to his breakthrough in the Sword Profundity. Otherwise, it would be impossible for him to travel so quickly.