Chapter 1252: Lu Zhong’s Death
Translator: EndlessFantasy Translation Editor: EndlessFantasy Translation
When Nangong Yi was speaking to Duan Ling Tian, Duan Ling Tian went to the place where the silver-robed middle-aged man was killed by the lightning penalty and kept his Spatial Ring.
His movement was as smooth as passing clouds and flowing water.
“Isn’t it obvious? The three of us passed the Gravitational Stairs, and he didn’t so he was killed by the lightning penalty,” Duan Ling Tian only responded to Nangong Yi after he returned to stand next to the Nangong Twins.
However, Nangong Yi could tell that Duan Ling Tian was brushing him off.
He felt more and more certain that the earlier incident, including him passing the Gravitational Stairs and the Gravitational Stairs’ sudden movement that made the silver-robe middle-aged man who was stronger than him fall, had something to do with Duan Ling Tian.
However, he could see that Duan Ling Tian did not plan to explain anything so he did not persist in asking even though there were a million questions in his mind.
When everyone was still in shock over the scene earlier, Song Ting and Zhong An, the two Martial Emperor’s direct disciples, went to the Gravitational Stairs.
Currently, the seven colors of the Gravitational Stair that represented seven levels of gravitational force had returned to normal.
Song Ting and Zhong An glanced at each other and moved simultaneously. They disappeared before everyone’s eyes.
In the next moment, everyone saw their figures on the Gravitational Stairs as they quickly climbed up.
From the beginning to the end, they did not use much of their power. They did not even mobilize the Heaven and Earth Energy, let alone form the Heaven and Earth Phenomenon.
When Song Ting and Zhong An reappeared, they were standing before Duan Ling Tian.
Song Ting looked at Duan Ling Tian with a piercing gaze as he asked in a deep voice, “What did you do earlier?”
However, Duan Ling Tian ignored Song Ting’s question. He maintained his carefree expression as though he would remain indifferent even if Mount Tai collapsed in front of him.
“You’re pretty good… If master is here, I’m sure he’ll like you.” Unlike Song Ting, Zhong An was quite friendly toward Duan Ling Tian as he sized Duan Ling Tian up with interest.
The master he was referring to was naturally Martial Emperor Ling Xuan, the master of Ling Xuan Peak.
Whether it was Zhong An or Song Ting, they did not find any abnormalities when they passed through the Gravitational Stairs.
As such, there was only one possibility. The purple-clad young man before them had to be the cause of the earlier incident. Although they did not know how he did it, it was the only possibility.
“I wouldn’t necessarily like him even if he likes me,” Duan Ling Tian calmly responded when he heard Zhong An’s statement.
For a time, the smile on Zhong An’s face became a little bit forced.
Song Ting’s face sank after hearing Duan Ling Tian’s word. A fierce voice suddenly scolded, “How presumptuous!”
Following that, a figure appeared behind Song Ting. He glared at Duan Ling Tian and continued to scold in a deep voice, “Boy, you dare to disrespect the Lord Martial Emperor so rudely, you should be killed!”
The person who appeared was Lu Zhong.
Originally, he was extremely unhappy when he saw Duan Ling Tian won the bet, but he could only wait for the right opportunity to kill Duan Ling Tian.
He thought he would have to wait until the third round of selection before he would be presented with a chance to kill Duan Ling Tian.
He did not think Duan Ling Tian would dare to disrespect Ling Xuan Peak’s Martial Emperor!
He instantly realized this was his opportunity to kill him. It was justified.
“What? You’re in such a hurry to kill me?” Duan Ling Tian said calmly as he narrowed his eyes at Lu Zhong.
“I don’t know what you mean by that… The only thing I know is you disrespected Lord Martial Emperor so you must die!”
Lu Zhong looked at Duan Ling Tian with a darkened expression. He turned to look at Song Ting and Zhong An and asked for permission respectfully, “Senior Brother Song, Senior Brother Zhong! Please let me kill this boy as a warning to the others so they won’t follow his example!”
This time, Zhong An did not open his mouth. Although he thought Duan Ling Tian was pleasing to the eyes, his words had angered him.
Every dragon had a reverse scale, touch it and one must die!
His master was his reverse scale!
Hence, he acquiesced to Lu Zhong’s request.
“Go.” As for Song Ting, he looked Duan Ling Tian with a cold glint in his eyes as if he was waiting for the opportunity to devour him.
“Yes.” When Lu Zhong heard Song Ting’s words, his eyes lit up. He was very excited.
He finally had his opportunity.
He could finally avenge his brother!
Lu Zhong looked at Duan Ling Tian once again as he said through Voice Transmission, “Boy, you dared to kill my brother! I want your life today!”
However, he said something different outwardly.
“Boy, you dare to disrespect our Ling Xuan Peak’s Lord Martial Emperor! Don’t even think about being a Martial Emperor’s disciple or follower… You’ll leave this world today!”
“I, Lu Zhong, will kill you today and send you to hell for the pride of our Ling Xuan Peak’s Martial Emperor!” Lu Zhong said with pseudo-righteousness as he stepped toward Duan Ling Tian. One step was faster than the other. The air turned turbulent and a series of air explosions sounded with every step he took.
“You just want to avenge your brother.” Duan Ling Tian sneered as Lu Zhong charged toward him with a great momentum.
“It doesn’t matter what you say… You’re definitely dying today!” Lu Zhong did not care about Duan Ling Tian’s words. The Origin Energy on his body surged suddenly as a variety of Profundities trailed after it like shadows. He charged out like the God of War, poised to attack.
Meanwhile, everyone’s gaze, including the two Martial Emperor’s direct disciples, Song Ting and Zhong An, landed on Duan Ling Tian and Lu Zhong.
Even the Nangong Twins were no exceptions. They had received a Voice Transmission from Duan Ling Tian asking them to stand further away. However, that did not stop them from staring intently at Duan Ling Tian and Lu Zhong.
“In addition to being Senior Brother Song Ting’s right-hand man, Senior Brother Lu Zhong’s strength is ranked in the top three among the Martial Emperor’s disciples in Ling Xuan Peak… I’m afraid the purple-clad young man is unlucky today.”
That was the inner thoughts of the group of Ling Xuan Peak’s Martial Emperor’s disciples and followers. They did not think Duan Ling Tian could win Lu Zhong.
Whereas the people who came to participate in the Selection of the Martial Emperor’s disciples and follower were staring expectantly at Duan Ling Tian. They hoped that Duan Ling Tian would win and bring honor to them.
After all, they were not Ling Xuan Peak’s people yet.
Even the two Martial Emperor’s direct disciples, Song Ting, and Zhong An, did not think Duan Ling Tian had the strength to win Lu Zhong even though they thought he was strange.
They knew about Lu Zhong’s strength. He was ranked top three among all the Martial Emperor’s disciples in Ling Xuan Peak.
“Boy, if there’s a next life, remember that you can’t just simply offend anyone as you please!” Lu Zhong’s voice sounded again. This time it was laced with irritation.
He took out his Spirit Weapon and moved, disappearing before most people’s eyes. He was so fast that it was shocking.
When he disappeared, the Heaven and Earth Phenomenon at the void above him also charged forward. Its’ target was Duan Ling Tian.
Five ancient black dragons’ silhouettes and 7,000 ancient horned dragons’ silhouettes lunged at Duan Ling Tian with bared fangs.
That was Lu Zhong’s strength!
Lu Zhong’s speed was outrageously fast that it was difficult for most people, including the Nangong Twins, to catch.
However, in the eyes of Duan Ling Tian, Lu Zhong’s speed was so slow that it was pitiful. It was so slow that he casually raised his hand and easily caught the Spirit Weapon in Lu Zhong’s hand.
He caught Lu Zhong’s Spirit Weapon with his bare hands. The crisp sound caused the entire place to fall silent.
Many people had a shocked expression on their faces. They had a hard time believing the scene before them was true.
“Impossible!” As one of the people involved, Lu Zhong was the first to react. He stared at the purple-clad young man in horror as he shook his head woodenly.
“Nothing’s impossible,” Duan Ling Tian said faintly. As he responded, a five-colored energy that just appeared on his body suddenly surged. It was as though it had transformed into a five-colored beast with an opened mouth that devoured Lu Zhong.
In an instant, Lu Zhong was swallowed whole. There was nothing left of him. It seemed as though he had followed in his brother, Lu Yi’s footsteps.
After Lu Zhong was reduced to ashes, only a few Profundity Fragments and a Spatial Ring were left. All of it was kept by Duan Ling Tian.
Meanwhile, Duan Ling Tian withdrew the five-colored energy on his body. It was as though it was never there in the first place.
In fact, the Heaven and Earth Phenomenon did not even have time to fully form from the time the five-colored energy appeared to the time it disappeared. That showed how fast Duan Ling Tian’s attack was. Even the Heaven and Earth Energy did not have time to react.
The scene was dead silent.
The only thing that could be heard was the sound of heavy breathing and gasping.
The Nangong Twins were dumbstruck by the earlier scene.
Although they noticed Duan Ling Tian’s improvement in the past six months was huge, they did not think it would be this great.
Ling Xuan Peak’s Martial Emperor’s disciple, Lu Zhong, had mobilized the strength of five ancient black dragons and 7,000 ancient horned dragons with his Spirit Weapon. However, he was still killed by Duan Ling Tian with just a blow.
From the beginning until the end, not only did Duan Ling Tian not use his Spirit Weapon, but he did not even make any obvious movement. He had killed Lu Zhong with just the raging energy that rose from his body.
“He’s too strong!”
“His strength! I’m afraid he’s on par with the Martial Emperor’s direct disciples.”
“The way he killed Senior Brother Lu Zhong was so simple as if he was killing an ant.”
At this moment, Duan Ling Tian naturally became the center of attention. This was because his strength was just too terrifying and shocking.
At this moment, Song Ting finally recovered from the shock and stared coldly at Duan Ling Tian. He asked sharply, “Who are you? What’s your purpose for coming to our Ling Xuan Peak?!”
Meanwhile, his robe fluttered as Origin Energy rose from his body and Profundities followed like shadows. It was as though it had transformed into blazing bright-colored flame before it enveloped him.