Chapter 1222: First Level Core Formation Stage?
Translator: EndlessFantasy Translation Editor: EndlessFantasy Translation
The Nangong brothers knew Duan Ling Tian was extremely talented in Martial Dao previously. The fact that he was at the Inner Land showed that his ability was outstanding too.
However, just because his ability was outstanding did not mean that he would be able to handle the black-robed man standing before them.
The black-robed old man was at the Seventh Level Martial Monarch Stage.
Although both of them had some great encounters since arriving at the Inner Land, they were just at the Fifth Level Martial Monarch Stage and Sixth Level Martial Monarch Stage respectively. They were far lacking compared to the black-robed old man.
Let alone the black-robed old man, they even thought Duan Ling Tian’s strength was weaker than theirs.
Therefore, they did not want to involve Duan Ling Tian in their matter.
“Both of you are helpless, and yet, you’re still thinking about him? Hilarious!” The black-robed old man scoffed. The black robe on his body fluttered as he charged at Duan Ling Tian. It made him look like a black bat. “Brat, let me show you the consequences of meddling in other people’s business!”
He was so fast that even Nangong Yi could not react in time.
In just a blink of an eye, he arrived before Nangong Chen who was shielding Duan Ling Tian. He lifted his arm and attacked Nangong Chen.
The difference between the Seventh Level Martial Monarch Stage and the Sixth Level Martial Monarch Stage was made obvious at this very moment.
“Ahh” Nangong Chen’s expression changed drastically when he was attacked. He spat out a mouthful of blood.
When he looked at the black-robed old man again, he discovered the black-robed old man had arrived before Duan Ling Tian. He attacked with his hand. The Spirit Weapon Glove on his hand was glowing brightly as though he had divine help.
Bang! Bang! Bang! Bang! Bang!
A wind swept out when the black-robed old man attacked Duan Ling Tian with his hand. There was a tremor in the air before the airwaves turned into a flurry of hurricanes, causing Duan Ling Tian’s purple robe and hair to flutter in the wind.
The Nangong brothers’ expression changed, and they shouted in unison to warn Duan Ling Tian, “Look out!”
It was too late for them to save him now.
There were four ancient black dragons’ silhouettes above the black-robed old man’s head when he attacked. The ferocious and destructive attack shot toward Duan Ling Tian who was standing nearby.
Even at this point, Duan Ling Tian did not have any intention to dodge.
He stood there while waves of faint Origin Energy appeared. It lingered around his body subtly. It would have gone unnoticed if one did not look closely.
The indistinct Origin Energy combined with the Heaven and Earth Energy formed two ancient mammoths’ silhouettes.
First Level Core Formation Stage!
That was Duan Ling Tian’s current cultivation base.
“First Level Core Formation Stage?” When they saw the Heaven and Earth Phenomenon above Duan Ling Tian’s head, not only was the black-robed old man shocked, but the Nangong brothers were shocked as well.
How was that possible?
The Nangong brothers’ faces were filled with disbelief. They had a hard time believing the sight before their eyes were real.
However, the proof was right in front of them. They had no choice but to believe it.
As soon as a martial artist attacked with Origin Energy, even if it was just a small amount, it would draw the Heaven and Earth Energy and formed the Heaven and Earth Phenomenon that corresponded with their cultivation base.
Now that the Origin Energy around Duan Ling Tian had mobilized the Heaven and Earth Energy and formed two ancient mammoths’ silhouettes, it revealed his current cultivation base.
First Level Core Formation Stage.
However, from what they remembered, it was impossible for Duan Ling Tian to be a First Level Core Formation martial artist no matter what.
Moreover, a First Level Core Formation martial artist should not even be here.
“You’re just an ant to me!” As thunder and lightning struck, the black-robed old man finally attacked Duan Ling Tian with the energy he charged while he was teasing and belittling him. He directed the attack at Duan Ling Tian’s body.
A deafening explosion reverberated in the air.
Gusts of rumbling airwaves turned into a flurry of hurricanes in just a blink of an eye, causing the gravels on the ground to fly all over the place.
The Nangong brothers’ expression was terrible when they heard the loud explosion.
They had no idea why Duan Ling Tian’s cultivation base was only at the First Level Core Formation Stage. They did not think he would survive a Seventh Level Martial Monarch Stage martial artist’s full-force attack.
However, the gory scene they expected was nowhere to be seen.
The scene before the Nangong brothers’ eyes made their expression change to one of amazement.
All they saw was a purple-clad Duan Ling Tian standing there with a five-colored light shield around his body. Nobody knew when it appeared. The shield was releasing a ferocious aura.
Meanwhile, the black-robed old man’s palm was stuck on the five-colored light shield on Duan Ling Tian’s body. The majestic energy that came out of his palm seemed to know no end.
However, the five-colored light shield was unaffected at the places where the majestic energy attacked.
Pa! Pa! Pa! Pa! Pa!
At this moment, horrifying cracks began to spread from below the black-robed old man’s feet. It was as though they were forming a huge spider web.
The cracks spread tens of meters before it finally came to a stop.
On the other hand, the ground beneath Duan Ling Tian’s feet was perfectly untouched.
It was obvious who was winning in this fight!
“You…” There was fear in the black-robed old man’s eyes as he attempted to say something. Suddenly, his eyes that were concealed, narrowed. This was because he saw the Heaven and Earth Phenomenon above Duan Ling Tian’s head.
Five ancient black dragons’ silhouettes were descending as they looked at the world with disdain.
The two ancient mammoths’ silhouettes seemed insignificant next to them.
“Hmph!” The black-robed old man groaned in pain.
The pain came from the five-colored light shield on Duan Ling Tian’s body that had appeared out of thin air. It shrouded the black-robed old man’s hand before it severed his arm. Fresh blood splattered everywhere.
“So what if I’m an ant? I can still step on you with my foot!” Duan Ling Tian said coldly as he casually threw a punch. The majestic five-colored energy formed the shape of a sword in just a blink of an eye and landed hard on the black-robed old man’s lower abdomen.
A loud noise similar to an exploding balloon resounded in the air.
Waves of rumbling Origin Energy swept out of the black-robed old man’s Dantian. The Origin Energy vanished without a trace after that.
“You… You severed my Dantian!!” The black-robed old man’s expression changed drastically after Duan Ling Tian attacked him. His eyes were filled with animosity when he glared at Duan Ling Tian. It seemed as though his eyes were going to pop out. He wanted to cut Duan Ling Tian into a million pieces.
The black-robed old man was sent flying like an arrow leaving the bow. He eventually landed hard on the ground, struggling to get up.
A gust of wind blew by, and a purple silhouette appeared before him out of thin air.
Duan Ling Tian arrived before the black-robed old man with lightning speed and stepped on his chest. The black-robed old man fell back on the ground.
“Five… Five ancient black dragons’ strength?” Nangong Yi finally turned around after a while. He gulped as he looked at the purple silhouette in disbelief.
At this moment, he really felt the purple silhouette before him was almighty.
Nangong Chen also revealed a rarely seen shocked expression on his usually cold face.
This purple-clad young man’s ability was still above them even after all their great encounters?
‘Seems like his encounters are even better.’ Nangong Chen was only left with that thought. He thought his encounters were great, but he did not expect the purple-clad young man’s encounters would be even better.
“I’ll hand him over to both of you.” Duan Ling Tian stepped on the black-robed old man as he released the five-colored energy from his foot, crushing all of the energy that was rising on the black-robed old man’s body.
Although the black-robed old man’s Dantian was severed, the Profundities that he had comprehended were still there.
Hearing that, Nangong Yi’s eyes lit up, and he flew to Duan Ling Tian. He looked down at the black-robed old man and said coldly, “Xue Gui, I bet you didn’t think this would happen to you today.”
The black-robed old man lying beneath Duan Ling Tian’s foot had difficulties breathing as he begged in pain, “Nangong Yi, please let me go… I’m willing to give you everything I obtained from that place. I’ve lost my cultivation base, I’m no longer a threat to you now.”
“Wouldn’t those things belong to me anyway after I kill you?” Nangong Yi smirked in disdain and attacked the black-robed old man who was in despair. His life was ended just like that.
Subsequently, Nangong Yi took the Spatial Ring and Profundity Fragments that belonged to the black-robed old man and handed it over to Duan Ling Tian. “Thank you, Duan Ling Tian. If not for you, me and Nangong Chen would’ve died today.”
Duan Ling Tian did not stand on ceremony and put the Spatial Ring and Profundity Fragments away before he nodded. He then asked, “How well do both of you know me?”
“Let’s look for a restaurant. We’ll talk about it later,” Nangong Yi suggested.
Duan Ling Tian nodded.
Soon, Duan Ling Tian and the Nangong brothers walked into a restaurant and got a private room on the second floor. They sat at a round table in the private room.
“Actually, we don’t know much about you,” Nangong Yi said after taking his seat, “We met at the Five Element Sect, you were…” Nangong Yi patiently told Duan Ling Tian everything he did back when they were at the Five Element Sect.
“Did it ring a bell?” Nangong Yi asked later.
“I don’t remember.” Duan Ling Tian shook his head.
He could not recall what Wood Peak was, who the Wood Peak’s elder or Peak Master of Wood Peak was.
“We left the Five Element Sect with Sect Leader and went to the Martial Emperor’s secret treasure later on. You obtained Profundity Fragments over there and gave it to the sect,” Nangong Yi continued to speak.
“You didn’t return with us after the trip to the Martial Emperor’s secret treasure, you left with your friend… I think you went back to your hometown,” Nangong Yi said.
“Hometown?” Duan Ling Tian’s eyes lit up. “Do you know where my hometown is?”
“No idea.” Nangong Yi shook his head, causing Duan Ling Tian’s eyes to dim again. He thought he could regain his memory in his hometown.
Nangong Chen who had been quiet all this while asked, “How did you lose your memory?” It was a rare occasion for him to speak.
“I’m not too sure… I think my soul’s broken.” Duan Ling Tian shook his head. He knew his soul was broken from Wang Ba, but he could not remember how.
“Kid, what’s the rush? With your soul restoration speed, it’ll only take a year at the most before you completely recover… At that time, you’ll find out everything you want to know,” Wang Ba’s voice resounded in Duan Ling Tian’s head at this moment.