1215 The Change in His Dantian
Translator:Insignia | Editor: Insignia /EndlessFantasy Translation After living for more than half a century, this was their first time witnessing a battle between Martial Emperors.
With just a raise of their hands, ripples could be clearly seen in the air. The entire world quaked, and no ground was left intact.
In within a 100-meter radius, all of the stones, big and small, were lifted and smashed into dust.
“How can his strength rise so much in just a blink of an eye?” Martial Emperor Shi Qi flicked the seven-foot-long spear in his hand and made contact with the Devilseal Tablet in Duan Ling Tian’s hand again. When the vital energy and blood in his body churned, he was consumed with shock.
Based on his judgment, Duan Ling Tian’s strength should not be stronger than him when he used his Quasi Royal Grade Spirit Weapon.
However, the outcome was unexpected.
‘If I did not break through to the Fourth Level Martial Emperor Stage six months ago, I would’ve been defeated in today’s battle!’ Martial Emperor Shi Qi thought to himself.
After the seven-foot-long spear in his hand clashed with the Devilseal Tablet in Duan Ling Tian’s hands again, Martial Emperor Shi Qi retreated quickly as he studied the purple figure before him.
He had a feeling that the purple young man was slightly different from before.
“Since when did his eyes become so… so dark? He’s like a zombie now!” Martial Emperor Shi Qi very quickly discovered this.
The purple-clad young man before him with purple hair and red eyes did not seem to have changed with just a cursory glance.
However, upon closer inspection, one would see his red eyes had no luster like before. Only fierceness and violence were reflected in those eyes. He seemed to have transformed into a killing machine.
Duan Ling Tian next move where he pounced directly at Martial Emperor Shi Qi confirmed his theory even more.
Faced with Duan Ling Tian’s fluttering purple hair and glaring red eyes as he held the Devilseal Tablet that was releasing a black mist, chills began to envelop Martial Emperor Shi Qi’s heart.
A killing machine had no emotions, only relying on his battle instinct.
As long as he had energy, he would keep battling.
Martial Emperor Shi Qi knew this very well.
Perhaps, his strength was so well-matched with the purple-clad young man that neither could gain the upper hand now. However, if they kept this up, he would definitely be defeated since he would get tired eventually. He could clearly feel the pain from his vital energy and blood churning each time they clashed.
If they continued on like this, not only his body, his heart would feel tired too.
“No! I can’t keep going on like this… If this continues, I’ll die eventually!”
With a flick of the seven-foot-long spear in his hand, Martial Emperor Shi Qi once again clashed with Duan Ling Tian before he retreated again. His mind began to whirl as he tried to come up with a solution.
At this moment, he was absolutely certain the purple-clad young man before him had completely lost his sanity.
He was under the complete control of the stone tablet in his hand. The stone’s oddity lessened the greed in Martial Emperor Shi Qi’s eyes instantly.
He had also noticed that although the stone tablet in the purple-clad young man’s hand greatly boosted one’s strength, its side effect was terrifying as well.
The side effect was it would turn one into an emotionless killing machine!
In the next instant, a scene that took place in the southeastern side of Lost Stone Forest shocked the three Martial Emperor’s direct disciples, including Zhou Yi.
They noticed their master was actually fleeing.
As for that figure with purple hair and blood red eyes, it was pursuing their master closely like a shadow. It caused their master to look wretched, losing the prestige of a Martial Emperor.
“Master i-is escaping? Don’t tell me Master is not a match for him?” The Martial Emperor’s direct disciple with the surname Zhao muttered to himself. He was completely baffled.
His mutterings were heard by many of the Martial Emperor’s disciples.
“Lord Martial Emperor can’t defeat him?”
“This can’t be true!”
“But Senior Brother Zhao said so!”
“We can’t see Lord Martial Emperor’s movement clearly, but as a powerhouse who has reached the peak of the Martial Monarch Stage, Senior Brother Zhao must’ve been able to catch something… I-I don’t think his words are wrong.”
“Then, if it’s like this, it must be true that Lord Martial Emperor is escaping? Escaping from a leader of a low-level first-rate force?”
For a moment, a commotion erupted among the Martial Emperor’s disciples and followers.
In their opinion, something impossible had just taken place.
The Lord Martial Emperor who was almost invincible in their eyes was actually forced to flee and was being pursued by the leader of a low-level first-rate force?
“Wait a minute!” Soon after, the hearts of the three Martial Emperor’s direct disciples, including Zhou Yi, leaped as they watched the scene unfolding before their eyes.
They realized their master was not fleeing.
He was luring the enemy instead!
To be more precise, he was luring that purple figure to a Killing Formation.
To the Martial Emperor, the Illusory Formation that was set up by a Martial Monarch Stage Inscription master in Lost Stone Forest was not worth mentioning at all.
However, the Killing Formation in Lost Stone Forest was set up by a Martial Emperor Stage Inscription Master who was specially invited by their master. It possessed a powerful killing strength. Although it was unable to kill a Martial Emperor, it could still disrupt him.
Naturally, Duan Ling Tian would not deliberately avoid the Killing Formation since he was under the control of the energy from the Devilseal Tablet.
All he knew was he wanted to kill Martial Emperor Shi Qi.
Due to this reason, he entered the Killing Formation after Martial Emperor Shi Qi lured him there.
The moment he entered the Killing Formation, a vast energy swept out from all directions, converging toward Duan Ling at a speed so fast that it seemed as though it was trying to crush him.
This energy was extremely powerful.
A powerhouse who was at the peak of the Martial Monarch Stage would be crippled if he did not die.
Boom! Boom! Boom! Boom! Boom!
The horrifying energy that originated from the Killing Formation swept out from all directions and exploded on Duan Ling Tian.
The Devilseal Tablet in Duan Ling Tian’s hand rose up to the air with lightning speed. It reached his head before it extended a layer of shield that enveloped him.
Boom! Boom! Boom! Boom! Boom!
The attack that blocked out the sky and earth fell on the light shield formed by the energy from the Devilseal Tablet. The shield quivered lightly. It was almost as though there was no pressure at all.
Duan Ling Tian who was shielded seemed to have noticed the danger he was in. He let out out a beast-like roar.
In that instant, his purple hair fluttered even more as though it had transformed into a mass of purple writhing snakes. Each snake seemed to be snarling silently.
Duan Ling Tian’s eyes turned into an intense shade of red. It was as though blood would drip out from it soon.
In the next instant, he began to make his move. With a move that was as fast as lightning, he headed straight for the vast energy coming from all directions like a shadow. Before this energy could clash with the light shield, he shattered them one by one.
In the eyes of many people, Duan Ling Tian’s action was pretty excessive.
Every person present on the scene could see that the light shield from the Devilseal Tablet that enveloped Duan Ling Tian had nothing to fear against the energy from the Killing Formation at all.
“Now!” At the moment when everyone was rendered speechless by Duan Ling Tian’s actions, Martial Emperor Shi Qi who successfully lured Duan Ling Tian finally made his move again.
With a flick of the seven-foot-long spear in his hand, the horrifying energy that encircled the spear seemed to have transformed into dragons that circled and writhed before they shot out at lightning speed.
The shot from his spear seemed as though it had divine help. It had a peerless invincible force that crashed on the light shield formed by the Devilseal tablet.
A loud explosion resonated in the air. The light shield trembled as the seven-foot-long spear’s energy dissipated. A hole the size of three adults’ fists appeared on the light shield.
At the moment when the hole began to repair itself, Martial Emperor Shi Qi made his move again. He thrust his palms out and aimed it at Duan Ling Tian through the hole.
To be more precise, he was aiming at Duan Ling Tian’s Dantian.
In that instant, Duan Ling Tian’s Dantian instantly shattered. Then, like a balloon that exploded, the Origin Energy inside gushed out ferociously before it was finally depleted.
Zhou Yi’s eyes brightened up immediately at this moment. Slightly excited, he cried out in a deep voice, “Master has crippled his Dantian!”
“Big Brother Duan!” Horror dawned on Feng Tian Wu.
Martial Emperor Shi Qi was so fast that only the three Martial Emperor’s direct disciples could see it clearly, apart from the devilified Duan Ling Tian.
“His Dantian is already crippled! The result is clear now.” A dazzling smile appeared on the face of the Martial Emperor’s direct disciple with the surname Zhao as he sighed in relief.
His Dantian was crippled?
The group of Martial Emperor’s disciples and followers felt like they were in a dream. However, the facts before their eyes forced them to believe it.
That purple-clad young man who fought with their Lost Stone Forest’s Lord Martial Emperor on equal footing had his Dantian crippled by Lord Martial Emperor.
“Hurmph! He’s basically digging his own grave by coming to our Lost Stone Forest to pick a fight!”
“Exactly! Our Lost Stone Forest’s Lord Martial Emperor is famous on Cloud Continent. Who is he to fight with our Lord Martial Emperor?”
“He thinks too highly of himself!”
When the group of Martial Emperor’s disciples and followers saw the tide had turned, they did not forget to mock Duan Ling Tian. Their faces were filled with ridicule as they laughed.
However, the laughter on their faces froze soon after.
This was because what happened next was completely beyond their imagination.
In their opinion, Duan Ling Tian would not have the strength to fight anymore since his Dantian was crippled. He would soon be killed by their Lost Stone Forest’s Lord Martial Emperor.
However, this was not the case.
When Duan Ling Tian’s Dantian was crippled by the palm that Martial Emperor Shi Qi thrust out, the Origin Energy in his Dantian was completely drained. However, the Dantian that had lost all its Origin Energy was suddenly enveloped by the black mist on his body.
In the next instance, the black mist began to churn rapidly and formed a black whirlpool before it released a great and terrifying suction energy.
At this moment, the Devilseal Tablet above Duan Ling Tian’s head quivered as a bloodcurdling impactful wave swept out and sent Martial Emperor Shi Qi who was standing close to him flying away.
Martial Emperor Shi Qi who was sent flying turned pale and spat out a mouthful of blood in a wretched manner. He looked at Duan Ling Tian with a bewildered expression on his face. “H-How is this possible? I’ve already crippled his Dantian!”
Under the watchful eyes of the crowd, waves of black energy flowed out from the Devilseal Tablet quickly and forcefully poured into his Dantian when the black whirlpool appeared in Duan Ling Tian’s crippled Dantian.