Chapter 1266: Greediness
Translator: EndlessFantasy Translation Editor: EndlessFantasy Translation
“Ling Tian Sect? Duan Ling Tian?” Inside Ling Xuan Peak, two young men who looked identical exchanged a look. Both of them could see the astonishment and amazement in each other’s eyes.
The red-clad young man gulped as he looked at the blue-clad young man. He asked in a daze, “N-Nangong Chen… Do you think the Sect Leader Duan Ling Tian that Ling Tian Sect is searching for is the Duan Ling Tian we know?”
“That period of time when Duan Ling Tian, the Sect Leader of Ling Tian Sect, disappeared almost coincides with the time we encountered Duan Ling Tian. Moreover, he had just lost his memory when we met him that time,” the cold and aloof blue-clad young man deduced.
The red-clad young man gulped again. After a long time, he finally replied with much difficulty, “After hearing your deduction, it really does seem too coincidental. In this case, the Sect Leader Duan Ling Tian that Ling Tian Sect is looking for must be the Duan Ling Tian we know!”
When he reached the end of his sentence, shock and disbelief were clearly written on his face.
“It only took Ling Tian Sect a few months to sweep through all of the first-rate forces in Cloud Continent’s Inner Land with the help of the two great ancient clans.” The red-clad young man gasped before he muttered, “Isn’t Duan Ling Tian’s sect a little too terrifying?”
“Although Duan Ling Tian is strong, it’s still not enough to invoke fear in the two great ancient clans,” the blue-clad young man chimed in, “Moreover, Duan Ling Tian has already left Ling Xuan Peak and Cloud Continent with Martial Emperor Ling Xuan… In other words, all these commotions caused by Ling Tian Sect has nothing to do with Duan Ling Tian at all.”
“No matter what, we must make a trip to Ling Tian Sect… Once we confirmed that the Duan Ling Tian we know is the Sect Leader Duan Ling Tian that Ling Tian Sect is looking for, we should formally greet Ling Tian Sect as well,” the red-clad young man said.
“Let’s go.” The blue-clad young man was as taciturn as always. The moment his words left his mouth, he had already disappeared from his spot.
The red-clad young man quickly followed and chased after him.
The twins leaving Ling Xuan Peak were none other than Nangong Chen and Nangong Yi. After they left Ling Xuan Peak, they headed straight toward the direction of Ling Tian Peak.
Ling Tian Sect had moved to a new place close to Ling Xuan Peak.
After only a few days, the Nangong Twins arrived outside of Ling Tian Peak. They were blocked by a few Ling Tian Sect’s disciples who were patrolling the area.
“This is Ling Tian Sect’s site. It’s for authorized personnel only,” the Ling Tian Sect’s disciple leading the group said indifferently as he looked at the Nangong Twins.
“We wish to see the current person-in-charge of your Ling Tian Sect,” Nangong Yi said at a speed that was neither hurried nor slow.
“Not everyone is allowed to meet the Acting Sect Leader of our Ling Tian Sect,” the leader of the group of Ling Tian Sect’s disciple replied.
“What if I said I know where Duan Ling Tian is?” Nangong Yi said again.
Nangong Yi’s words stunned the few Ling Tian Sect’s disciples. It was as though they were struck by lightning. After a long period of time, they finally snapped back to reality. “Y-You said you know our Sect Leader?”
A few Ling Tian Sect’s disciples looked like they were in a daze.
The Ling Tian Sect’s disciple at the lead was a middle-aged man with a huge built.
After hearing Nangong Yi’s words, a strange light gleamed in the depth of his eyes.
“Hurmph!’ Suddenly, the middle-aged man’s face darkened as he snorted. “Ever since our Ling Tian Sect has announced the reward, many people came and claimed they knew the whereabouts of our sect’s Sect Leader… However, all the news are fake! Some people said they wanted to meet the Acting Sect Leader of our Ling Tian Sect, but their real intention is to join our Ling Tian Sect. They all have ulterior motives! You said you know where the Sect Leader of our Ling Tian Sect is, but why should we trust you?” The middle-aged man asked nonchalantly when he reached the end of his sentence.
“As long I meet with the current Acting Sect Leader of your Ling Tian Sect, I naturally have my ways to convince him,” Nangong Yi replied.
On the way to Ling Tian Sect, they had learned more about the origin of Sect Leader Duan Ling Tian.
He was from the Southern Outer Land of Cloud Continent!
The Southern Outer Land was their and Duan Ling Tian’s hometown.
Due to this reason, they were convinced the Sect Leader Duan Ling Tian and the Duan Ling Tian they knew were the same people.
However, they did not know what happened to him that caused him to suddenly lose his memory to the point that he could not even recall his own name. He only learned his name when he met them.
Then, they journeyed to Ling Xuan Peak together.
In the end, although the three of them did not become the Martial Emperor’s disciples and followers of Ling Xuan Peak, their treatment in Ling Xuan Peak was in no way inferior to the three Martial Emperor’s direct disciples under Martial Emperor Ling Xuan’s command.
Everything they enjoyed was all thanks to Duan Ling Tian.
Due to this reason, they sighed inwardly. ‘Gold will always shine brilliantly no matter where it is.’
After the leader of the group of Ling Tian Sect’s disciple, a middle-aged man with a large built, scrutinized Nangong Yi and Nangong Chen, he said nonchalantly, “Follow me then.”
Before he brought the Nangong Twins away, the middle-aged man looked at the few Ling Tian Sect’s disciples and ordered, “All of you, continue to patrol.”
“Yes,” the few Ling Tian Sect’s disciples responded respectfully before they left.
“Two of you, please come with me.” After the middle-aged man motioned to the Nangong Twins, he flew out first. However, the direction he was headed in was in the opposite direction of Ling Tian Peak.
Nangong Yi frowned and asked immediately, “Where are you taking us?”
“You two must not know. The Acting Sect Leader of our Ling Tian Sect is usually not in Ling Tian Peak… She usually cultivates in a valley 500 kilometers away from the east of Ling Tian Peak,” the middle-aged man replied.
“I see.” Nangong Yi nodded before he and Nangong Chen continued following the middle-aged and headed east.
However, when they reached 500 kilometers to the east, the Nangong Twins realized they had entered a desert that stretched out as far as their eyes could see. When they looked at their surroundings, let alone a valley, not even a mountain could be seen.
This place was completely deserted.
The Nangong Twins finally realized what was happening at this moment. Nangong Yi looked at the middle-aged man furiously and snapped, “Y-You! You lied to us!”
“I didn’t lie to both of you,” Standing at the side, the middle-aged man glanced the Nangong Twins indifferently before he said, “I’m merely carrying out my duty… I’ll only bring you to our Acting Sect Leader after I’m certain both of you truly know the whereabouts of our Sect Leader.”
Upon hearing the middle-aged man’s words, Nangong Yi’s face warmed. “In that case, there’s no reason for you to do this! We’re friends with Sect Leader Duan Ling Tian. We’re…”
Nangong Yi proceeded to tell the story of how they met Duan Ling Tian after he lost his memory. At the same time, he described Duan Ling Tian’s characteristics as well.
“It really is the Sect Leader!” The middle-aged man’s eyes brightened immediately as his breath began to quicken. He looked at Nangong Yi and asked with a hint of urgency, “Where’s our Sect Leader?”
“You just have to confirm the person we know is the Sect Leader of your Ling Tian Sect,” Nangong Yi replied nonchalantly, “As for where he is, I’ll tell the current Acting Sect Leader of your Ling Tian Sect when I see him.” He had his guard up.
He was vigilant because he had a feeling about this Ling Tian Sect’s disciple.
“If you don’t tell me, I won’t bring you two to the current Acting Sect Leader of our Ling Tian Sect,” the middle-aged man said as he shook his head, “Perhaps you know the missing Sect Leader of our Ling Tian Sect, but it doesn’t mean that you know where he is… I have to remind you that our Acting Sect Leader has to attend to a myriad of affairs every day. If you’re not able to tell her where the Sect Leader is after you see her, she might kill you in a moment of fury.”
“You don’t have to worry about this,” Nangong Yi replied confidently.
When the middle-aged man saw how confident Nangong Yi was, an unnoticeable greediness rose up in the depth of his eyes. However, he maintained his calm facade as he said, “I think it’s better for both of you to tell me the whereabouts of our Sect Leader first… Otherwise, it’ll be hard for me to explain to our Acting Sect Leader later.”
“Hurmph! Why don’t you just show your true colors? I think you’re just greedy and want that 1,000 supreme-grade Origin Stones for yourself, don’t you?” Nangong Chen who had remained aloof from the beginning as he stood next to Nangong Yi finally opened his mouth. The moment he opened his mouth, the first thing that came out was a snort. It was followed by undisguised mockery.
“If we don’t see the Acting Sect Leader of Ling Tian Sect, we’ll not disclose the whereabouts of Duan Ling Tian.” Nangong Yi looked at the man guardedly.
At this moment, he was certain this middle-aged man was already planning to dig out the information of Duan Ling Tian’s whereabouts from the very beginning.
Then, he would proceed to take the reward of 1,000 supreme-grade Origin Stones that Ling Tian Sect had announced for himself.
“Hahahaha…” Upon hearing the Nangong Twins words, the middle-aged man burst out laughing immediately. He finally stopped after laughing for a while.
“I can’t believe both of you found out.” As he looked at the Nangong Twins, a sneer crept up on the corner of the middle-aged man’s mouth. “However, do you have any other choice? If you don’t tell me the whereabouts of our Sect Leader, I’ll kill you immediately!”
When he reached the end of his sentence, his eyes gleamed coldly. A hint of killing intent could be seen in his eyes.
“We’re friends of your Sect Leader… And you still dare to kill us?” Nangong Yi’s face turned grave immediately.
“Even if I kill you two, how would the Sect Leader find out since we’re at a deserted place like this?” The middle-aged man asked nonchalantly.
“Hurmph! You’re just a mere Ling Tian Sect’s disciple, and yet, you dare to say that you want to kill us? What a joke!” Nangong Yi snorted as a smirk crept up on his face. At the same time, the Origin Energy on his body soared. The sky above him trembled as the Heaven and Earth Energy whirled and gathered into the Heaven and Earth Phenomenon. It revealed his cultivation base at the Sixth Level Martial Monarch Stage.
“Sixth Level Martial Monarch Stage? How surprising… However, it’s such a pity that I’m not just a Ling Tian Sect’s disciple, I’m a Ling Tian Sect’s elder!” The middle-aged man announced nonchalantly as Origin Energy rose from his body.