Chapter 1268: Restored Memory
Translator: EndlessFantasy Translation Editor: EndlessFantasy Translation
The five-colored light shield formed by the five five-colored revolving divine dragons remained impenetrable even though the Stygian Scale Bear had already unleashed all of its energy in its attack.
The Stygian Scale Bear roared loudly again. However, a hint of fear could be heard from its roar this time.
It was apparent the Stygian Scale Bear was afraid now that it had noticed how powerful Duan Ling Tian was.
Although its IQ was low, it was only low compared to other ordinary Demon Emperors. It was afraid now that it had encountered an opponent who remained impervious to its full-force attack.
Its hill-like body shuddered before it suddenly turned around to escape.
“Don’t leave in a hurry… As the saying goes, ‘Courtesy demands reciprocity’… If you manage to survive after receiving two of my blows, I’ll let you go!” Duan Ling Tian’s gaze turned cold immediately when he saw the Stygian Scale Bear trying to leave. In the next instant, his body charged out as he cast Dragon Soaring The Nine Heavens again. He soon caught up to the Stygian Scale Bear.
Even without his Spirit Weapon, he was still stronger than the Stygian Scale Bear.
This was apparent in the way he managed to easily block the Stygian Scale Bear’s full-force attack by using his defensive martial skill earlier.
He caught up to the Stygian Scale Bear effortlessly and blocked its path.
Before the Stygian Scale Bear even realized what was happening, Duan Ling Tian had already made his move. He cast his movement martial skill, Dragon Soaring The Nine Heavens, again. It seemed as though he had transformed into a five-colored divine dragon as he rammed into the Stygian Scale Bear.
Without casting any martial skill, Duan Ling Tian’s fists rained down on the Stygian Scale Bear’s chest.
A loud sound echoed. It was the sound of Duan Ling Tian’s fists punching the Stygian Scale Bear’s chest. It was like he was smashing rotten wood. The sky trembled as a wave of energy from the impact swept out.
Boom! Boom! Boom! Boom! Boom!
The wave of energy from the impact continued to wreak havoc as it swept out, setting off a thunderous sound. The commotion was much bigger than when the Stygian Scale Bear first attacked Duan Ling Tian.
“AAAOOOOOOOOHHHHHH!” The Stygian Scale Bear cried out in a deafening roar as its body flew out like an arrow that left its bow. Its speed only slowed down after it flew about 100 meters away.
After stabilizing its body that was as big as a hill, the Stygian Scale Bear glared at Duan Ling Tian fiercely. It suddenly descended, trying to escape into the sea.
“H-How’s this possible? I-It’s still not dead?!” After the Stygian Scale Bear let out two shrill cries, it was brimming with energy again. It charged into the sea, surprising Duan Ling Tian.
Not only did he release all his Origin Energy in the punch earlier, but he even unleashed his Fused Profundity and Sword Profundity without any reservation.
Originally, he thought his punch would be enough to kill the Stygian Scale Bear after seeing its strength.
However, the outcome was beyond his expectation.
“The Stygian Scale Bear has a very horrifying scale armor. Even if I punch him using my full strength like you, it won’t necessarily die.” Yang Hui, Martial Emperor Ling Xuan’s Voice Transmission entered Duan Ling Tian’s ears and woke him up.
“Its defense is so strong?” Duan Ling Tian was stunned when he heard this.
It looked like God was fair after all.
Although the Stygian Scale Bear had a low IQ and could not transform into a human, it was gifted with an indestructible shell.
Duan Ling Tian made his move once again when he saw the Stygian Scale Bear was about to enter the sea. Before it managed to enter the sea, he went to block its path.
“I previously said I’ll let you go if you manage to survive after withstanding two blows of mine. Don’t even think of fleeing before taking my second blow,” Duan Ling Tian snarled, not caring whether the Stygian Scale Bear understood him or not.
He really did not mean what he said earlier. He thought he would be able to kill the Stygian Scale Bear in just one blow.
Who would have thought the Stygian Scale Bear’s scale armor would turn out to be this horrifying. It actually helped it withstand the blow, and it did not seem to be injured at all.
The Stygian Scale Bear roared loudly as though it knew the human in front of him did not want to let him go. Since he could no longer escape, he pounced at Duan Ling Tian furiously.
Duan Ling Tian’s gaze remained calm as he looked at the Stygian Scale Bear’s claws.
Nine Dragons’ Barrier!
Once again, five divine dragons appeared by his body as they revolved swiftly around him, transforming into a five-colored light shield.
Boom! Boom! Boom! Boom! Boom!
The Stygian Scale Bear attacked Duan Ling Tian in a frenzy. It thrust its claws out again and again. The lightning-like attack rained down ceaselessly on the five-colored light shield around Duan Ling Tian.
However, from the beginning until the end, its attack only managed to elicit ripple-like waves on the five-colored light shield as though it was merely scratching an itch for the shield.
“What’s he doing?” Yang Hui let the rolling energy from the impact sweep out as he hovered motionlessly in the sky, looking like a mountain. Even the robe on his body did not flutter at all.
He could not help but feel perplexed when he saw Duan Ling Tian standing there quietly.
Soon after, he obtained his answer.
Duan Ling Tian who was standing there in a daze finally made his move. With a raise of his hand, he pointed a finger at the chest of the Stygian Scale Bear that was attacking him ceaselessly.
To be more precise, his finger was pointed at the place between the Stygian Scale Bear’s chest and neck.
There was a gap there that was not covered by the scale armor.
The gap was extremely small. If one did not pay attention, one would not have noticed it at all.
The Tempest Point was one of the offensive martial skill from the Nine Dragons War Sovereign Technique. It was only an Earth Rank martial skill, and it had been a long time since Duan Ling Tian had last used it.
However, it still looked imposing and majestic when Duan Ling Tian cast it.
The Fused Profundity substituted the Wind Profundity!
The Sword Profundity substituted the Thunder Profundity!
As the finger pointed up, the two Profundities followed like shadows and slammed into the small gap in between the Stygian Scale Bear’s chest and neck.
He pulled out his finger, causing fresh blood to splatter all over the place.
Duan Ling Tian did not feel any resistance at all throughout the entire process.
When his finger pierced the Stygian Scale Bear, a few sharp forces shot out of his fingertip and wreaked havoc inside its body.
The Stygian Scale Bear’s hill-like body immediately shuddered violently.
The Stygian Scale Bear’s shrill cries gradually grew fainter and fainter before it died down completely.
The Stygian Scale Bear’s body immediately fell from the sky.
“Beast Core!” Duan Ling Tian made his move instantly when he saw the Stygian Scale Bear was about to fall into the sea. With the strength of his arm, he lifted it up forcefully while the other hand took out a knife and pierced the wound on its body.
The next step was easy.
Using the wound on the Stygian Scale Bear as the starting point, Duan Ling Tian forcefully tore its scale armor open along the tiny gaps between the scales. Finally, he took out a pill-like item that was gleaming with a faint luster.
It was the Stygian Scale Bear’s Beast Core!
After removing the Profundity Fragment from the Stygian Scale Bear’s body, Duan Ling Tian threw its body back into the sea. With a loud ‘plop’, it set off ripples of waves.
Yang Hui who was standing in the distance was consumed with shock.
“What a strong observational skill! In just a span of a few breaths, he managed to discover the Stygian Scale Bear’s weakness.” Yang Hui sighed emotionally when he recalled the scene earlier.
He still remembered when he went out to sea for the first time, it took him more than one hour to find the Stygian Scale Bear’s weakness when he encountered it.
However, the purple-clad young man before him only took a span of a few breaths.
It was so fast that it was terrifying!
After putting aside his battle trophy, Duan Ling Tian returned to Yang Hui’s side again. He asked curiously, “Are all the demon beasts in the overseas so powerful, can’t transform, and have a low IQ?”
“Of course not.” Yang Hui shook his head. “Demon Emperors like the Stygian Scale Bear are the minority in the overseas… Most Demon Emperors here are similar to the Demon Emperors on Cloud Continent. For instance, the Demon Emperors I’ve killed during our journey were all like the Stygian Scale Bear… As for the others, they are all able to transform into humans, and their IQ is in no way inferior to a human,” Yang Hui explained.
“I see.” Duan Ling Tian nodded his head.
Duan Ling Tian’s memory had not fully recovered yet. Otherwise, he would have already known about this from the Rebirth Martial Emperor’s memory since the Rebirth Martial Emperor had also left Cloud Continent.
Although he did not go very far out to the overseas, he had at least stayed there for a period of time. He had come across many overseas demon beasts, and there was no lack of Demon Emperors among them.
Soon after, Yang Hui continued on the journey with Duan Ling Tian and the others in tow.
Now that they were approaching the Hidden Fog Island, Duan Ling Tian did not continue to cultivate. He was deeply engrossed in the memory he had regained in the past few months.
He noticed his memory was very rich.
First of all, he remembered all the things he went through in the past. He had also regained most of his memory after he left the Southern Outer Land of Cloud Continent and crossed the Ruo Shui River.
Crossing the Ruo Shui River, taking in Gold Thug, annihilating the Berserk Mongrel Rodent Clan, invading Yin Yang Sect, and building Ling Tian Sect…
The memory after Duan Ling Tian had crossed Ruo Shui River began to grow in his mind just like how the shoots would grow after the rain. Everything seemed like it had just happened yesterday.
“Tian Wu!” Soon after, he remembered Feng Tian Wu, the woman who was always beside him. However, he could not recall where she was from or that she was held captive in Lost Stone Forest.
He also remembered the incident in Lost Stone Forest.
Moreover, he also remembered the Devilseal Tablet.
During the battle in Lost Stone Forest, the Devilseal Tablet devilified him before he engaged in a tight battle with Martial Emperor Shi Qi. It resulted in his consciousness being wiped out.
He finally remembered all of this.
“So it turns out I actually lost the Devilseal Tablet in Lost Stone Forest… Tian Wu’s also in Lost Stone Forest.” Duan Ling Tian’s eyes were gleaming coldly. Killing intent could be seen in his eyes.
“Brother Yang,” Duan Ling Tian took the initiative to call out to Yang Hui as he looked at him.
“Yes?” Yang Hui looked at Duan Ling Tian, puzzled. “Is there anything I can help you with, Brother Ling Tian?”
“Brother Yang… I want to know if Martial Emperor Shi Qi from Lost Stone Forest will bring his men to join the Hidden Fog Martial Competition this time?” Duan Ling Tian asked.
“Of course.” Yang Hui nodded his head as though it was a matter of course. “Martial Emperor Shi Qi is a well-known Martial Emperor on Cloud Continent. He must have received the invitation from the Hidden Fog Island too. For the sake of the Saint Stones, he’ll definitely bring his men here.”