Chapter 1285: An Archer By Nature
Translator: EndlessFantasy Translation Editor: EndlessFantasy Translation
Boom! Boom! Boom! Boom! Boom!
Wherever the impact wave swept past, the air was crushed to its maximum pressure. Seeing how everything in the surrounding was about to be turned into ashes, Dong Qiu and Yang Hui began to make their moves.
With the touch of the two Martial Emperors, they easily protected everything in the surroundings, including the mansion that Dong Qiu was staying at, the residence that Hidden Fog Island prepared for them Qiu Li Mountain.
Qiu Li Mountain was Dong Qiu’s cultivation place.
Even though Dong Qiu and Yang Hui managed to react in time and avoid the tragedy of everything in the surroundings from turning into ashes, the commotion that was caused by the spreading of the impact wave still alerted the other Martial Emperor’s disciples from the Qiu Li Mountain.
Nine figures soared up to the sky one by one and hovered in the sky as they looked at the epicenter of the impact wave in the distance.
“It’s Senior Brother Dong Hu!” Soon, somebody noticed Dong Hu.
“Who is that purple-clad young man? He could actually come to a draw with Senior brother Dong Hu.” Somebody noticed Duan Ling Tian as well.
“No! No! It’s not a draw…” A few of them who had 20/20 eye sight seemed to notice something as they shook their heads.
Duan Ling Tian stood at the same spot after casually taking out his Royal Grade Spirit Sharp Arrow and blocking Dong Hu’s fully exerted attack easily. He looked mockingly at Dong Hu whose face was completely enraged in red. “Do you only have such little strength?”
“Ahhh!” Provoked by Duan Ling Tian, he shouted out loud without warning. A vast energy skyrocketed from the gigantic ax in his hand.
Unfortunately, his strength still did not seem to be able to move the sharp arrow in Duan Ling Tian’s hand at all. The enormous strength was like a pebble that was dropped in the sea.
“It’s an end,” Duan Ling Tian announced nonchalantly with a calm look on. His hand started to make his move.
With a flicker of the sharp arrow in his hand, the five-colored flames running amuck on his body suddenly transformed into the shape of a sword before clashing with Dong Hu as though the sword had come out of his body.
A loud bang resonated and Dong Hu’s body trembled before being sent flying unexpectedly by the strength that swept out of Duan Ling Tian’s body.
As the impact wave swept out to the surrounding once again, the surrounding crowds only saw Dong Hu who was sent flying up to 100 meters away like an arrow that had left the bow. All the way, he was gushing out blood continuously in a wretched manner.
As for the other person involved, he was standing right there unmoving like a mountain. He did not budge at all from the beginning till the end.
“How strong!” The crowds of Qiu Li Mountain’s disciples shifted their gaze towards Duan Ling Tian. With a narrow of their eyes, their hearts were filled with bewilderment.
Dong Hu was the strongest person among the Qiu Li Mountain’s disciples. Still, such a person had actually been defeated by this strange purple-clad young man. Not only that he was lost in a dexterous way.
“He has already shown some mercy.” Many people could tell this.
“That guy… seems to be Martial Emperor Ling Xuan!” Very soon, another direct disciple of Dong Qiu immediately recognized Yang Hui who was standing together with Dong Qiu not far away.
Before Yang Hui and Dong Qiu made a breakthrough to the Martial Emperor Stage, they had already been friends for many years.
After they had both made a breakthrough to the Martial Emperor Stage and became well-known Martial Emperors in the Cloud Continent, the friendship between the both of them still remained and they always dropped by at each other’s place for a visit.
All the direct disciples under their commands were no stranger to them both.
“He’s Martial Emperor Ling Xuan? Then… does this mean that the purple-clad young man is his first direct disciple, Zhou Di?”
“I’ve long heard before that there’s a direct disciple under Martial Emperor Ling Xuan who’s also a Martial Emperor too!”
Many Qiu Li Mountain’s disciples whispered to one another.
“He’s not Zhou Di! I’ve seen Zhou Di before and that’s not him… Not only that, as far as I know, Zhou Di is no match for Senior Brother Dong Hu at all.” One of the Qiu Li Mountain’s disciples shook his head.
As one of the Martial Emperor’s direct disciples under the commanding of Martial Emperor Qiu Li, of course, he knew much more than the others.
“He isn’t Zhou Di? Then, he might be a new disciple that Martial Emperor Ling Xuan took in,” speculated many people by themselves.
“Haha… Brother Ling Tian, you’re amazing,” Right at this moment, Dong Qiu laughed out loudly and was not unhappy seeing Dong Hu being defeated by Duan Ling Tian.
Not only that, there was a hint of joy in the depth of his eyes as well.
It was as though he was happy that Duan Ling Tian defeated Dong Hu.
Dong Hu was too proud so he had long hoped to subdue his arrogance a little.
This time, Duan Ling Tian had done a favor for him.
“You flatter me, Martial Emperor Qiu Li,”
Right at this moment, Duan Ling Tian returned to Yang Hui’s side and nodded at Dong Qiu before responding humbly, “Little Hu… You’ve learned your lesson right, haven’t you?” Looking at Dong Hu whose injury had made excellent progress after he had consumed a Healing Medicinal Pill, Yang Hui smiled mockingly as he asked.
“Hurmph!” Upon hearing Yang Hui’s mock, Dong Hu grunted in a low voice and returned to stand behind Dong Qiu’s back obediently again. The gaze that he looked towards Duan Ling Tian again was now filled with hints of dread.
There was still a lingering fear in his heart. Right at this moment, Duan Ling Tian returned to Yang Hui’s side and nodded at Dong Qiu before responding humbly, “Little Hu… You’ve learned your lesson right, haven’t you?”
At first, he was unhappy that Yang Hui regarded Duan Ling Tian as a friend and he, on the other hand, was a level lower than them in seniority, so he purposely wanted to provoke the recipient.
He wanted to defeat Duan Ling Tian and prove that he was not worthy to become Yang Hui’s friend.
Who would have expected that despite being full of confidence, he would be defeated in just one blow?
Not only that, he could feel that this guy had already shown some mercy on him, otherwise, he would have to long be dead.
“Brother Ling Tian.” Right at this moment, Yang Hui passed the dragon tendon that Dong Qiu had passed to him some time ago to Duan Ling tian.
Duan Ling Tian raised a hand to take it and his feelings were in a turmoil now.
The dragon tendon of a Second Level Martial Emperor Stage Wyrmdragon!
Soon, clasping the dragon tendon with both of his hands, he stretched it with all his might, as though he wanted to make it snap.
However, no matter how the sword-shaped flames rose from his body and how he exerted his full strength, the dragon tendon was only stretched a little longer than before. It simply could not be snapped into two at all.
“Brother Ling Tian, this dragon tendon comes from a Martial Emperor Stage Wyrmdragon, so its tenacity is extremely strong. Let alone you, even I wouldn’t be able to do anything about it.” Dong Qiu who saw Duan Ling Tian’s movement could not help but chuckle.
“That’s right, Brother Ling Tian… It’s said that the dragon tendon from a Demon Emperor Stage Wyrmdragon won’t even able to snap a person who is at the peak of the Martial Emperor Stage into two,” Yang Hui added by the side.
(Sheena, before this they keep saying Martial Emperor Stage Wyrmdragon but now it suddenly becomes Demon Emperor Stage.)
Duan Ling Tian nodded, but he could not control the joy that crept upon his face.
If he used such a dragon tendon on the Royal Grade Spirit Archery Set that he had long prepared, the Archery Set that was at the Royal Grade Spirit Weapon level would be born right away.
In the Dao Martial Saint Land, the Archery Set that was at the Royal Grade Spirit Weapon level would also be called as Saint Weapon.
“With a Saint Weapon, I’d be able to cultivate the Saint Grade Martial Tactic Colossal Aerolite Arrow right away!” Duan Ling Tian’s heart was elated with delight.
At once, he itched to return home as fast as an arrow.
After bidding his goodbye to Yang Hui and Dong Qiu, he hastily left right away.
Of course, he did not return to the residential area where the Ling Xuan Peak people stayed. Instead, he went back to the wooden house by the northeast of the Hidden Fog Island to take care of the two girls and studied the Saint Grade Martial Tactic, the Colossal Aerolite Arrow, at the same time.
He had long memorized the Colossal Aerolite Arrow in his mind and was not able to forget it.
This was a peculiar ability that was gifted to him by his soul. He only needed to infuse his Spiritual Energy into the Saint Token that contained the Saint Grade Martial Tactic, and he could immediately memorize the tactic in the Saint Token directly.
Ordinary people would not be able to do that.
The Colossal Aerolite Arrow was an arrow technique that had an extremely high requirement of the user’s basic technique. Firstly, he would have to master his aim.
However, this was not difficult for Duan Ling Tian.
In his previous reincarnation, he was the strongest Weapons Specialist on Earth. Although he had never used such an ancient long range weapon like the bow and arrow before, he was not unfamiliar with all the other various firearms.
Not only that, in his previous reincarnation, he had practiced his marksmanship to the highest level. He could easily blast open his target’s head with just one shot from several hundred meters away without any aiming device.
For this reason, having long excelled in his marksmanship, it would not be difficult to train in the aiming of the bow and arrow.
Just within a day and a night, he had trained himself to hit the target every time without missing.
In this reincarnation, Duan Ling Tian was a born archer.
Early morning the next day when the first sun rays hit the ground, the fresh air made Duan Ling Tian shut his eyes in comfort. Although he had not slept for a day and a night, he did not feel any sense of exhaustion at all.
When a person reached the cultivation base level that was the same as his, he would barely feel tired even if he did not sleep for a month.
Of course, this was only limited to the physical body.
His heart would still more or less feel tired.
“Huh?” Suddenly, as though noticing something, Duan Ling Tian raised a brow and looked at the sky instantly.
A group of seabirds was flying in the sky.
As the purple-robe on his body fluttered, a bow appeared in his hand out of thin air. This bow was entirely black like ink. It was so black that one would lose themselves in it if they looked at it. It was like a deep bottomless abyss.
There was also a crimson red bowstring on the bow. The bowstring was as thick as an adult man’s thumb. They were the highest quality of art as they matched perfectly with the black bow.
Holding onto the bow with his left hand, he aimed at the group of seabirds that were flying across the sky.
Somehow, his right hand was already placed near to the bow. The moment his hand reached the bow, an arrow appeared in his hand. That arrow was also entirely black just like the bow itself.
The arrowhead was sharp as it gleamed with a cold brilliance as if it was able to pierce through everything.
Somehow, the arrow in Duan Ling Tian’s right hand was already placed on the bow. As milky-white flames soared up from the right hand that was holding onto the arrow, the bowstring was stretched, but it was not stretched too far behind.
Duan Ling Tian did not intend to do that on purpose, but with just his Origin Energy alone, he could not pull this bow much further.
This bow was not an ordinary bow.
Casting aside all the others, just the bowstring itself was already a dragon tendon from a Second Level Martial Emperor Stage Wyrmdragon. It was said that it was an item that not even a powerhouse at the peak of the Martial Emperor Stage could snap into two.
He was just at the First Level Martial Emperor Stage, so it was already considered quite decent for being able to pull it apart slightly with just his Origin Energy alone.
“Let’s start.” With his heart racing, Duan Ling Tian locked his sights on the group of seabirds that were flying across the sky.
The seabirds flew in their flock leisurely, completely not noticing the danger ahead.
At that instance, with a jolt in his mind, Duan Ling Tian’s right hand that was holding onto the arrow released his grip and allowed the arrow to be shot out.
In the span of a lightning bolt, within his sights, the arrow that he shot out transformed into a lightning that swept towards the sky before hitting and piercing through a seabird.
After one bird was pierced through, the arrow continued to sweep out and pierce the second bird.
Then, the third bird was shot as well!