Chapter 1231: An Ignorant Person Is Usually Fearless
Translator: EndlessFantasy Translation Editor: EndlessFantasy Translation
Duan Ling Tian cast a calm glance at the green-robed man who brought two people along with him as they descended from the sky. He asked nonchalantly, “Were the two guys just now your brothers?”
After he came to Ling Xuan Peak, he had killed two men. They were the duo earlier.
“My brother was Lu Yi, a Martial Emperor’s disciple of Ling Xuan Peak!” The middle-aged man answered coldly. His pair of eyes were gleaming with a sharp, bloodthirsty light. Waves of horrifying killing intent gushed out of his body and sent chills down the spines of many of the people there.
A Martial Emperor’s disciple!
Had Duan Ling Tian just killed a Martial Emperor’s disciple?
The moment the words left the green-robed man’s mouth, an uproar burst out at once.
Immediately, everyone had their attention fixed on Duan Ling Tian in unison. Shock filled their faces instantly.
“H-He killed a Martial Emperor’s disciple?” The Third Level Martial Monarch who had come with Duan Ling Tian together with Qiao Zhong three months ago was filled with astonishment when he stared at Duan Ling Tian again.
He still remembered the scene that had taken place three months ago clearly.
At that time, there was no doubt that Duan Ling Tian did indeed demonstrate the cultivation base of the First Level Void Interpretation Stage.
On this day, three months later, the fact that Duan Ling Tian had killed a Second Level Martial Monarch and a Third Level Martial Monarch was already enough to elicit inexplicable shock. He did not understand why Duan Ling Tian could have undergone such exaggerated progress.
Right now, someone with bad intentions was saying that Duan Ling Tian had killed his brother, who was a Martial Emperor’s disciple of Ling Xuan Peak.
“He must’ve mistaken him for another person,” he thought to himself.
Many people at the scene shared the same thoughts with him, including Qiao Zhong and the old man beside him.
“Lu Yi? A Martial Emperor’s disciple?” Duan Ling Tian raised a brow. Instantly, a figure appeared in his mind. “Oh, you mean the leader of the muggers?”
The leader of the muggers!
The moment Duan Ling Tian’s words left his mouth, Qiao Zhong exchanged glances with the old man beside him. Confusion was apparent in both of their eyes.
Lu Yi was a Martial Emperor’s disciple of Ling Xuan Peak.
He loved to bring a few Martial Emperor’s followers out and act as a robber, plundering around Ling Xuan Peak.
Now that Duan Ling Tian uttered the words “leader of the muggers”, they faintly realized that he might have really killed Lu Yi.
“It is indeed you!’ The sharp glint in the green-robed middle-aged man’s eyes shone even more brightly. Taking a stride forward, Origin Energy skyrocketed from his body and seemed to have transformed into milky-white flames that soared up into the sky threateningly.
With a stamp of his foot, the entire stone platform floor cracked. A series of horrendous cracks spread out in all directions, transforming into a huge spider web.
One could easily imagine just how infuriated he was then.
The moment that Duan Ling Tian’s words left his mouth, the middle-aged man in the green robe took a stride forward as he was about to make his move on him. A ghost-like figure suddenly stood in front of the green-robed man’s path.
The appearance of this figure took everybody else by surprise.
“It’s him!” In just one glance, Duan Ling Tian instantly recognized the silhouette in front of him. It was none other than Qiao Zhong, the Martial Emperor’s disciple of Ling Xuan Peak who had brought him here in the first place.
“Qiao Zhong, what do you mean by this?” The green-robed man’s face turned dark as he snarled loudly, “You’d better keep your hands out of today’s matter.”
“Lu Zhong.” Qiao Zhong cast a glance at the green-robed middle-aged man nonchalantly. “I don’t care whether your brother died by his hand or not. Right now, he’s here at my place, so he’s somebody I’ll protect. Before the Selection of the Martial Emperor’s disciples and followers takes place, I won’t have any accident happening to him.”
As he reached the end of his sentence, his eyes gleamed brilliantly.
“Qiao Zhong, don’t forget that you’re only my defeated loser!” Lu Zhong snorted mockingly.
As the saying went, when there was a crowd, there would be a brawl.
The same applied to Ling Xuan Peak as well.
At Ling Xuan Peak, there were three Martial Emperor’s direct disciples under the command of Martial Emperor Ling Xuan.
The eldest direct disciple always cultivated by Martial Emperor Ling Xuan’s side. Just like Martial Emperor Ling Xuan, his whereabouts was always a mystery.
The second and third disciples usually controlled the entire Ling Xuan Peak.
As time went by, some frictions inevitably happened between the two of them, causing the Martial Emperor’s disciples and followers below them to wage a tit-for-tat war against each other as they formed two great factions at the peak.
Other than being the strongest person among the top three of all the Martial Emperor’s disciples at Ling Xuan Peak, Lu Zhong was also a member of the faction of the Martial Emperor’s second direct disciple. Due to his powerful strength, the Martial Emperor’s second direct disciple greatly trusted him.
Qiao Zhong, on the other hand, was under the Martial Emperor’s third direct disciple.
Due to the different factions that they were in, the two of them already did not get along well with each other.
Today, now that Lu Zhong wanted to take Duan Ling Tian away under Qiao Zhong’s nose, of course, Qiao Zhong would not let him do as he wished.
As Lu Zhong laughed out loud tauntingly, a gale blew past and right away, a figure appeared beside Qiao Zhong. That was the none other than the old man who had been standing together with Qiao Zhong just now. He was also the Martial Emperor’s disciple of Ling Xuan Peak who was responsible for monitoring the people who would join the Selection of the Martial Emperor’s disciples and followers.
This Martial Emperor’s disciple was in the same faction with Qiao Zhong.
“Lu Zhong, if you’re confident of winning against the coalition of the both of us, you can attack us,” Qiao Zhong said nonchalantly. His tone was carrying a hint of provocation.
Lu Zhong’s face turned grave right away.
He really did not have much confidence in winning if one asked him to fight against two by himself, let alone fight the two Martial Emperor’s disciples in front of him.
Although his strength was ranked in the top three among the group of Martial Emperor’s disciples at Ling Xuan Peak, it was actually more or less on par with the two people in front.
If he fought them alone, he could defeat any one of the two people in front of him.
However, if the two decided to attack together, he knew that he was no match for them.
As for the two people that he had brought along with him, they were merely Martial Emperor’s followers. They could only serve as cannon fodder fighting against two Martial Emperor’s disciples; they were completely no help to him at all.
“Qiao Zhong, do you want to fight in numbers now?” Lu Zhong’s eyes shone coldly, as he was already prepared to ask his men to get more people to come.
“Fight in numbers?” Qiao Zhong seemed to have guessed Lu Zhong’s thoughts. Taking a good look at Lu Zhong, he warned, “Lu Zhong, if I were you, I wouldn’t be so dumb as to get more people to come here… Don’t forget, the Lord Martial Emperor himself sets the rules for the Selection of the Martial Emperor’s disciples and followers. It was also Lord Martial Emperor’s order for us to protect the people joining the Selection of the Martial Emperor’s disciples and followers! However, I’d really like to see… What kind of consequences would you face after obeying the Lord Martial Emperor’s orders? By that time, I only hope that your master will be willing to ask for mercy on your behalf!”
As Qiao Zhong reached the end of his sentence, a mocking grin was apparent on his face.
“You!” Qiao Zhong’s words pissed Lu Zhong off so much that he was instantly filled with flames of fury. However, he suppressed it in the end.
He also calmed down after hearing Qiao Zhong’s warning.
Then, ignoring Qiao Zhong, Lu Zhong glared at Duan Ling Tian coldly and threatened him loudly, “Fine then! I’ll let you live for another three months more! Three months later, I hope you’ll be able to pass through the Selection of the Martial Emperor’s disciples and followers and by that time, I’ll personally kill you and avenge my brother!”
After he finished, before waiting for Duan Ling Tian to reply, he hastily left with the two Martial Emperor’s followers behind him. Coming and leaving like the wind, it was as though he had never once appeared before.
From the beginning till the end, Duan Ling Tian remained calm and collected.
His emotion was not even affected by Lu Zhong’s threat.
In fact, he did not even put Lu Zhong in his eyes.
“Duan Ling Tian, did you really kill Lu Yi?” Very soon, Qiao Zhong looked at Duan Ling Tian and asked with a complicated look.
“I guess so,” Duan Ling Tian shrugged as he answered unconcernedly.
He did not whether that person was Lu Yi or not, but he remembered that after he had killed the man, the person beside him seemed to have called him “Senior Brother Lu”.
I guess so?
Upon hearing Duan Ling Tian’s words, everyone, including Qiao Zhong and the old man beside him, was rendered speechless.
“I made a wrong judgment three months ago… You don’t belong here at all. However, now that you’ve offended Lu Zhong, just continue to stay here then,” Qiao Zhong said with a complicated look.
“As for that pavilion… Just stay there,” Qiao Zhong said while looking at the pavilion on the stone platform behind the staircase and was surrounded by an almost-solid Heaven and Earth Origin Energy.
Very soon, Qiao Zhong rose up into the air and went to the front of the pavilion. His mouth quivered a little as nobody knew what he was going to speak about.
The next instant, a man flew out of it, a plain-looking middle-aged man.
“Sir, I thought this pavilion is the winner’s. If you do this, shall I take it as you abusing your power for your personal gains?” Unlike Qiao Zhong’s soft-spoken words, the middle-aged man deliberately spoke loudly. His voice clearly entered everyone’s ears, including Duan Ling Tian’s as well.
For a moment, most of the people had a strange look on their faces.
Abusing your power for your personal gain?
This guy really dared to speak so wantonly.
“I merely suggested that you vacate this pavilion. If you’re willing to, everything will end peacefully, but if you’re not willing to listen to my advice, have a duel with him and fight for the ownership of this pavilion then.” Qiao Zhong also raised his voice while he turned to look at Duan Ling Tian.
As all eyes shifted towards Duan Ling Tian, making him the spotlight of the crowds, the middle-aged man from the pavilion also looked at him right away.
The middle-aged man rose up into the air and soon arrived at the air above Duan Ling Tian in just a blink of an eye. Looking downward at Duan Ling Tian, he said in a deep voice, “Although I have no idea what relationship you have with this man to the point that he would actually ask me to vacate this pavilion… If you really want to stay here in this pavilion, you must attack and kill me first!”
Upon hearing the middle-aged man’s words, along with the behavior that he was putting on, everybody on the scene had a strange look on their faces right away.
“An ignorant person is usually fearless!” The same thought rose up to their minds at once.
Many people even looked at that middle-aged man in pity.
Right then, they were almost sure that it was true that Duan Ling Tian had indeed killed a Martial Emperor’s disciple from Ling Xuan Peak and that his brother had even pursued him till right there and then.
However, at this moment, facing Duan Ling Tian who had the ability to kill a Martial Emperor’s disciple, the middle-aged man who walked out of the pavilion and was also the strongest among all the Third Level Martial Monarchs, had now publicly declared a battle with him without knowing his strength, let alone the deeds that he had done before.
Although there were many people present, none of them warned the middle-aged man at all.
Perhaps, they were also feeling displeased towards him for being able to stay at such a lovely place for such a long time, so they wanted to see him make a fool out of himself.
“I don’t like people standing above my head.” Right at this moment, Duan Ling Tian finally opened his mouth. From the beginning till the end, he did not even attempt to lift his head.