Chapter 1267: Stygian Scale Bear
Translator: EndlessFantasy Translation Editor: EndlessFantasy Translation
After the Heaven and Earth Energy whirled above the middle-aged man, the Heaven and Earth Phenomenon appeared immediately.
One silhouette of an ancient black dragon and 1,000 ancient horned dragons.
“Eighth Level Martial Monarch!” Horror dawned on the Nangong Twins immediately when they saw that.
They did not expect this man would be so powerful. No wonder he was confident enough to bring them to this deserted place.
Soon after, the Nangong Twins were locked in a battle with the middle-aged man.
Between the Nangong Twins, Nangong Chen who was more powerful was only at the Seventh Level Martial Monarch Stage. Even when he unleashed his full power, he was still inferior to the man.
It was fortunate he had Nangong Yi assisting him by the side.
However, as time continued to go by, the Nangong Twins began to show signs of losing.
If it was not for the fact that the man still wanted to dig out Duan Ling Tian’s whereabouts from them, perhaps they would be dead by now.
Naturally, they knew he would not let them go even if they told him Duan Ling Tian’s whereabouts. They knew this very well.
In the end, the two Nangong Twins could only retreat.
“Want to flee?” A hint of disdain and a smirk appeared on the middle-aged man’s face when he saw the Nangong Twins trying to escape.
In his opinion, these two could not even defeat him if they joined forces, it would be even more unlikely for them to escape under his nose.
However, when he chased after them, he quickly discovered things were not turning out the way he had expected them to.
The speed of the movement martial skill the blue-clad young man cast was far greater than his. Although he had to bring the red-clad young man with him, his speed was still not slower than his.
Nangong Chen was in the lead as he fled with Nangong Yi in tow. Although his speed was slightly slower because of this, it was not slower than the middle-aged man who was pursuing them.
“It’s fortunate that my movement martial skill is greater than his.” Fear lingered in Nangong Chen’s heart.
While the Nangong Twins were being pursued, a few Martial Emperor’s disciples from Ling Xuan Peak who were in charge of collecting information were gathered in a secluded cave were whispering among each other in Ling Xuan Peak.
“According to my speculation, I’m pretty certain that Lord Ling Tian must be the Sect Leader that Ling Tian Sect is searching for,” one of the men said.
“Right now, both Lord Martial Emperor and Lord Ling Tian are not here. Even Lord Ling Tian’s two friends have left Ling Xuan Peak as well… What should we do? Should we go to Ling Tian Sect and tell them about the whereabouts of Lord Ling Tian?” Another person asked.
“What? You want that 1,000 supreme-grade Origin Stones?” Somebody snorted.
“About this matter, I think it’s best for us to wait for Lord Martial Emperor and Lord Ling Tian to decide when they return… As for Ling Tian Sect, well, it’s best for us to wait for Lord Ling Tian to return so he can decide for himself,” the last person said.
The others agreed with the last person who spoke.
“In that case, let’s not meddle in this matter… Let’s inform Lord Martial Emperor and Lord Ling Tian when they return.”
“Yeah, let’s do that.”
The few Martial Emperor’s disciples of Ling Xuan Peak who was responsible for collecting information decided to keep Duan Ling Tian’s matter a secret. Everything would have to wait until Martial Emperor Ling Xuan and Duan Ling Tian return before they reveal anything.
Due to their decision and the Nangong Twin being pursued, Han Xue Nai and the people of Ling Tian Sect only found out about Duan Ling Tian’s whereabouts much later in the future.
Duan Ling Tian remained unaware of this matter.
At this moment, he was being taken to the Hidden Fog Island by Martial Emperor Ling Xuan. They were getting closer and closer to the Hidden Fog Island.
“Huh?” Duan Ling Tian who was being led by Martial Emperor Ling Xuan during the journey woke up from his cultivation. When he lifted his head, he noticed a dense fog in front of him.
The dense fog obstructed their view, completely blocking the scenery in front.
“Once we enter the dense fog, it’ll only take us about ten days before we arrive at the Hidden Fog Island,” Yang Hui, Martial Emperor Ling Xuan, explained immediately when he noticed Duan Ling Tian had woken up.
“Ten days? That’s fast.” Duan Ling Tian nodded.
It would take them about ten days before they arrive at the Hidden Fog Island of the Overseas Saint Island.
At this moment, Duan Ling Tian’s emotions were in turmoil.
After all, this was his first time leaving Cloud Continent.
“We’ve left Cloud Continent for a while now, but no demon beasts attacked us during the journey?” Duan Ling Tian asked Yang Hui curiously.
“Of course, there are,” Yang Hui answered, “There were more than ten Demon Emperor Stage demon beasts that attempted to attack us during the journey. I killed three of them, and the others retreated in fear.”
“Retreated in fear?” Duan Ling Tian was stunned when he realized there was a sudden upheaval in the calm sea region.
A giant figure suddenly shot out of the sea at lightning-speed and rose up to the sky, blocking their way.
It was a demon beast that was as huge as a hill. It emitted an inexplicable pressure as it stood there.
The demon beast was completely black in color. Its body was covered in scales systematically while its four sharp claws looked like a hawk’s claws. From afar, it looked as though a gigantic bear was standing there.
Even its head was exactly identical to a bear.
“This is a Stygian Scale Bear, one of the demon beasts native to the overseas… This demon beast’s strength is equivalent to a First Level Martial Emperor. Its brute strength is really terrifying. Although it’s strength is at the First Level Demon Emperor Stage, it’s different from ordinary First Level Demon Emperors… This Stygian Scale Bear has a relatively low IQ and is unable to transform into a human,” Yang Hui explained as Duan Ling Tian studied the hill-sized demon beast in front of him.
“Stygian Scale Bear?” Duan Ling Tan nodded his head in understanding. His eyes suddenly narrowed, he noticed the Stygian Scale Bear had already begun to make its move. Its hill-like body was charging toward them quickly. It seemed like its speed was not affected by its heavy and burdensome body.
“We encountered a Stygian Scale Bear just two weeks ago, and I killed it in just a blow. Brother Ling Tian, do you want to give it a try? Due to its low IQ, it can’t transform. Moreover, unlike ordinary Demon Emperors, this Stygian Scale Bear doesn’t even know how to use Spirit Weapons.” Yang Hui was calm even though the Stygian Scale Bear was charging at them. Instead, he turned to look at Duan Ling Tian.
“First Level Demon Emperor Stage? It doesn’t know how to use Spirit Weapons?” In Duan Ling Tian’s memory, let alone a Demon Emperor, even a Demon Monarch or a Void Transformation Stage demon beast could transform into humans. They were no different from humans.
When they battled, they knew how to use Spirit Weapons as well.
“Leave it to me.” Duan Ling Tian’s body flashed, and he left the protection sphere that was formed by Yang Hui’s energy. He charged toward the Stygian Scale Bear.
In his opinion, a First Level Emperor Stage demon beast like the Stygian Scale Bear that did not even know how to wield a Spirit Weapon was no threat to him. Moreover, he was confident he could kill it without needing to use his Spirit Weapon as well.
Dragon Soaring The Nine Heavens!
When Duan Ling Tian charged out, a five-colored energy soared from his body. It created a long rainbow that seemed as though it had transformed into a five-colored divine dragon. It pounced at the Stygian Scale Bear immediately.
At this time, the Stygian Scale Bear had also noticed Duan Ling Tian charging at it. It raised its head and roared loudly. Its claw struck out and set off an ear-piercing sound of wind whistling.
The sharp claws charged straight like a streak of light toward Duan Ling Tian who was pouncing at it.
Duan Ling Tian had no intention of dodging the Stygian Scale Bear’s claws at all. He was calm as he charged directly at it. It seemed like he was going to risk the danger.
“Huh?” Even Yang Hui who had seen a great deal was shocked as well.
‘Boldness stems from superb skills!’ This thought suddenly sprung up in his mind.
Duan Ling Tian’s face turned a little tense when he saw how the Stygian Scale Bear’s sharp claws were about to land on his body.
In the next instant —
Nine Dragons’ Barrier!
At that second, the Origin Energy inside Duan Ling Tian’s body whirled and left his body unreservedly before it merged perfectly with the two Profundities that he had comprehended.
The Fused Profundity!
The Sword Profundity!
When the Stygian Scale Bear’s paws were just a foot away, the five-colored energy that emitted a sharp and tyrannical aura around Duan Ling Tian’s body transformed into five five-colored divine dragons that rapidly revolved around Duan Ling Tian’s body.
Almost at the same time, a layer of five-colored light shield appeared around Duan Ling Tian’s body. The Stygian Scale Bear’s sharp claws that contained a tremendous amount of terrifying energy landed on it.
Boom! Boom! Boom! Boom! Boom!
The Stygian Scale Bear’s sharp claws landed on the five-colored light shield around Duan Ling Tian’s body. In just a second, a series of thunderous sound exploded. It was accompanied by a wave of energy from the impact that swept out toward the surroundings.
Duan Ling Tian and the Stygian Scale Bear were at the center of the energy from the impact.
Apart from turning the air in the surroundings into a vacuum space, even the sea surface was affected by the energy from the impact.
The sea surface caved, causing the seawater to compress before it turned tumultuous.
When the energy from the impact began to weaken, the Stygian Scale Bear roared loudly once again. The roar contained hints of anger.
— And this anger was caused by Duan Ling Tian.
The Stygian Scale Bear was infuriated when it saw Duan Ling Tian remained impervious to its attack.
It raised its sharp claws again, poised to attack.
“What? You’re not happy with the outcome?” Duan Ling Tian merely smiled softly when he saw the Stygian Scale Bear moved. He had no intention of stopping it.
Soon after, the Stygian Scale Bear’s claws slammed down again. This time, the strength was stronger since it had unleashed its full strength.
Boom! Boom! Boom! Boom! Boom!
A thunderous sound erupted once again, setting off an even more horrifying energy from the impact.
In addition to the loud sound, there was also a continuous sound of air detonation and the sound of the raging waves that was caused by the compression on the sea surface.
“What a strong defensive martial skill!” Yang Hui’s eyes brightened immediately. The shock was evident on his face.
He was standing still inside the protective shield that was formed by his energy. Zhou Di and the others were in the midst of their own cultivation. They were not affected by this at all.
No sound from the surroundings could be heard inside the protective shield.
Although the energy from the impact swept out from where Duan Ling Tian and the Stygian Scale Bear stood and caused the almost transparent protection shield to vibrate, it did not pierce through it at all.
“My Nine Dragons’ Barrier could be considered as being at the Mastery Stage already. Once it enters the Perfection Stage, I’ll be able to solidify nine divine dragons as a barrier around my body,” Duan Ling Tian muttered as he looked at the five-colored divine dragons revolving swiftly around his body.