Chapter 1251: Lightning Penalty
Translator: EndlessFantasy Translation Editor: EndlessFantasy Translation
After the silver-robed middle-aged man finished his sentence, he looked at Nangong Chen with a sneer. “Nangong Chen, your companion is going to bet with his life. Do you dare to participate?”
“Why wouldn’t I!” Nangong Chen glanced at the silver-robed middle-aged man and said calmly, “We’ll do as you said. I’ll stake my life as well.”
He trusted Duan Ling Tian unconditionally.
If Duan Ling Tian did not help him and his twin brother, Nangong Yi, half a year ago, they would have died. Duan Ling Tian had saved their lives.
Moreover, he had confidence in Duan Ling Ting. Even if he had no confidence in Duan Ling Tian, he would not publicly undermine Duan Ling Tian.
“Good, very well.” The silver-robed middle-aged man smiled widely upon hearing Nangong Chen’s words.
“If that’s the case, the three of us will swear an oath.” The silver-clad middle-aged man licked his dried lips as an anticipatory expression appeared on his face. It was as though he could not wait to see Duan Ling Tian and Nangong Chen being killed by the lightning penalty.
Following that, the three of them swore an oath under everyone’s watchful eyes.
Boom! Boom! Boom! Boom! Boom!
Twenty-seven consecutive claps of thunder reverberated in the sky in correspondence to Duan Ling Tian, Nangong Chen, and the silver-robed middle-aged man’s oath. The deafening sound pierced the sky and entered everyone’s ears.
“Since all of you are betting your lives… This time, only four of you will enter the Gravitational Stairs in the second round of selection.” Zhong An said slowly.
After that, he looked at Song Ting next to him and asked with a smile, “Second Senior Brother, do you have any opinion about this?”
“I have no opinion,” Song Ting responded coolly.
“Nangong Chen, you and this overconfident guy will be killed by the lightning penalty soon!” The silver-robed middle-aged man glanced at Nangong Chen and sneered.
He looked at Duan Ling Tian and said mockingly, “Boy, you’ll find out soon… The bet you made will get you killed!”
Faced with the silver-robed middle-aged man’s sarcastic remarks, Duan Ling Tian’s expression remained indifferent as he responded, “I’ll wait and see.”
“Let’s go.” He called out to the Nangong Twins and took the lead to head to the Gravitational Stairs. The Gravitational Stairs with seven colors towered above them.
The red zone of the Gravitational Stairs was the closest to them. It was also the zone with the weakest gravitational force.
Duan Ling Tian and the other two arrived at the bottom of the Gravitational Stairs along with the silver-robed middle-aged man. He still had a sneer on his face.
“You go first.” At this moment, Duan Ling Tian looked at Nangong Yi as he spoke to him through Voice Transmission, “You don’t have to care about anything else… Just take your Spirit Weapon out and charge up with your fastest speed and full strength!”
“Ok.” Similar to Nangong Chen, Nangong Yi also trusted Duan Ling Tian unconditionally. After hearing Duan Ling Tian’s words through Voice Transmission, he immediately acted without saying another word.
Nangong Yi released his Origin Energy and Profundities before he took his Spirit Weapon out and charged up the Gravitational Stairs.
“You’re overestimating yourself!” The silver-robed middle-aged man snickered. He slowly took a step up as he looked at Duan Ling Tian. “Boy, don’t say that I’m bullying the weak… You can go first.” The sneer on his face became even more apparent as he spoke.
Duan Ling Tian was not courteous to him. He climbed up and caught up to Nangong Yi.
Only after Duan Ling Tian entered the Gravitational Stairs did the silver-robed middle-aged man and Nangong Chen began to climb the stairs. They climbed the Gravitational Stairs at the same time.
As the first person to enter the Gravitational Stairs, Nangong Yi, a Sixth Level Martial Monarch, arrived at the indigo zone of the Gravitational Stairs with his Spirit Weapon in his hands.
After the indigo zone was the violet zone. The violet zone was also the last zone. If they managed to pass through, they would be considered as successfully passing the Gravitational Stairs and the second round of selection.
However, Nangong Yi was currently stuck in the indigo zone. He could not enter the violet zone because the gravitational force was too strong.
“There’s no way.” Nangong Yi’s heart was filled with a sense of helplessness. He hated himself for being too weak.
He would never be able to forgive himself if Duan Ling Tian and Nangong Chen failed the Gravitational Stairs because of him and were killed by the Nine-Nine Heavenly Tribulation’s lightning penalty.
When Nangong Yi thought of that, he hastened his speed. He rushed up in a frenzy, trying to enter the violet zone. “I must pass the Gravitational Stairs! I must pass the Gravitational Stairs!”
Nangong Yi was surprised to find he managed to enter the violet zone with his Spirit Weapon in hand. In fact, he felt the gravitational force in the violet zone was quite weak. It was not even as strong as the gravitational force in the red zone.
Nangong Yi was bewildered as he successfully broke through the last hurdle of the Gravitational Stairs. He became the first person to successfully pass the Gravitational Stairs today.
After Nangong Yi rushed out of the Gravitational Stairs, the onlookers fell silent.
On the vast stone platform, the group of people participating in the Selection of Martial Emperor’s disciples and followers gulped.
The scene before their eyes had shocked them.
Nangong Yi was no stranger to those martial artists between the Fourth Level Martial Monarch Stage and the Seventh Level Martial Monarch. They were in the same cultivation place for the last six months.
“Isn’t he a Sixth Level Martial Monarch martial artist? He climbed the Gravitational Stairs like he was just playing a game?” They found it unbelievable.
The other group of people participating in the Selection of the Martial Emperor’s disciples and followers who were Seventh Level Martial Monarchs could tell Nangong Yi’s cultivation base was not above the Seventh Level Martial Monarch Stage.
When they learned about Nangong Chen’s actual cultivation base from the discussion in their surroundings, they felt it was odd.
“The Gravitational Stairs are formed by the Gravitational Stairs Formation… Could it be there’s something wrong with the Gravitational Stairs Formation?”
“It’s hard to say.”
“Theoretically, even a Seventh Level Martial Monarch wouldn’t be able to pass through the Gravitational Stairs so quickly, let alone a Sixth Level Martial Monarch martial artist! There’s something wrong.”
“It’s weird indeed.”
Many people felt that something was wrong
It was completely beyond their expectation that Nangong Yi successfully passed the Gravitational Stairs so easily.
“What happened?” Even Zhong An and Song Ting, the two Martial Emperor’s direct disciples, could not help but look at each other. Both of them saw the surprise in each other’s eyes.
They could clearly see Nangong Yi’s strength.
With that strength, it was unlikely for him to be able to enter the violet zone of the Gravitational Stairs, let alone pass through it.
For a time, they also felt that something must be wrong with the Gravitational Stairs Formation.
At the same time, the silver-robed middle-aged man in the Gravitational Stairs also noticed that Nangong Yi had successfully passed through the Gravitational Stairs and the second round of selection. Hints of shock and amazement could be seen on his face.
In the next moment, a calm voice sounded by his ear. It was as loud as thunder.
When he recovered from his shock, he saw the purple-clad young man who had entered the Gravitational Stairs before him was climbing up at an outrageously fast speed. In fact, even Nangong Chen’s progress was incredibly fast.
In just a blink of an eye, he discovered the two people he could not wait to kill had successfully passed through the Gravitational Stairs after Nangong Yi.
At once, he was the only one left at that huge Gravitational Stairs.
The silver-robed middle-aged man’s face changed suddenly. He did not have time to think about anything else. He could sense the imminent danger. He hurriedly took his Spirit Weapon out. He intended to quickly pass through the Gravitational Stairs.
He still had a shot.
Even if three of them passed the Gravitational Stairs, he would not die if he managed to pass.
Naturally, he would die if he could not pass the Gravitational Stairs.
“Passing through the Gravitational Stairs should be easy for me.”
Even at this moment, the silver-robed middle-aged man was still filled with confidence.
The way Duan Ling Tian and Nangong Chen passed through the Gravitational Stairs was as smooth as passing clouds and flowing water. They did not seem to be affected by the gravitational force within the Gravitational Stairs.
Both of them were as relaxed and impressive as Nangong Yi when they passed the Gravitational Stairs.
“There shouldn’t be a problem with the Gravitational Stairs, right?” Song Ting and Zhong An looked at each other again. Their eyes glinted with uncertainty.
Soon after, they realized that something seemed to be wrong with the Gravitational Stairs.
Boom! Boom! Boom! Boom! Boom!
Under everyone’s watchful eyes, all the gravitational force from the seven zones began to stir. They seemed to merge before they landed on the silver-robed middle-aged man.
Following that, everyone heard a shrill and bitter scream. “No!!!”
In the next moment, the silver-robed middle-aged man was enveloped by the gravitational force from the seven zones. His strength and his Spirit Weapon’s strength vanished in just an instant.
Another loud bang sounded, the silver-clad middle-aged man abruptly fell off the Gravitational Stairs.
‘He’s dead!’ Many people thought to themselves when they saw the silver-robed man fell off the Gravitational Stairs.
Almost at the same time, the sky darkened as dark clouds gathered from all directions while the clear sounds of thunder were heard.
“No… No!!” When the silver-clad middle-aged man heard the thunder, he reacted as though he saw a ghost. He moved as if he intended to escape.
However, could he escape it?
Under everyone’s watchful eyes, the silver-robed middle-aged man was struck by the Nine-Nine Heavenly Tribulation’s lightning penalty, even his Profundity Fragments were not an exception.
The only thing left was his Spatial Ring that solitarily fell to the ground.
The silver-robed middle-aged man died just like that.
Betting on his life!
An oath with the Nine-Nine Heavenly Tribulation could not be violated. Once it was violated, the person would be killed by the lightning penalty no matter where he was.
“Duan… Duan Ling Tian, what happened there?”
Nangong Yi was baffled about him mysteriously passing through the Gravitational Stairs. Moreover, Duan Ling Tian and Nangong Chen had flashed through the Gravitational Stairs so quickly that it added to his doubts.
Although he knew both of them possessed the strength to pass the Gravitational Stairs, it was impossible for them to be so fast.
When he saw the silver-robed middle-aged man did not make it through the Gravitational Stairs and was killed by the lightning penalty, he became even more confused.