Chapter 1293: Thought to Kill
Translator: EndlessFantasy Translation Editor: EndlessFantasy Translation
It only took Duan Ling Tian a glance to recognize Martial Emperor Shi Qi.
However, by the time he did, Martial Emperor Shi Qi had already passed by them far away.
Including Martial Emperor Ling Xuan Yang Hui, everyone from Ling Xuan Peak did not react to his appearance.
Yang Hui did not recognize him as he was in such a rush. He then proceeded to speak with Duan Ling Tian, but the latter interrupted him.
“Please go ahead. I’ve something to deal with, so I’ll catch up with all of you later,” Duan Ling Tian said to Yang Hui and the two ladies via Voice Transmission. He left like a gust of wind without waiting for them to respond to him. He vanished before everyone including Yang Hui.
Yang Hui raised his eyebrows lightly just when he wanted to turn around to look at him leaving in a rush.
Duan Ling Tian had left him behind with the team once again.
At that moment, however, Yang Hui could faintly tell that he was dealing with something complicated. Although he had no idea what it was, he was sure of one thing. Duan Ling Tian wanted to solve it himself without the help of the others.
After taking a breath in, Yang Hui called out to Li Fei and Ke’er and subsequently commanded the bunch of Ling Xuan Peak disciples to proceed with their journey.
At that time, Li Fei and Ke’er heard the Voice Transmission coming from Duan Ling Tian. They relieved their hanging hearts after hearing his message.
They had no idea what was happening when he had said that he was leaving earlier. Now that he had informed them what was happening, they were relieved and were no longer worried about him.
As Yang Hui, Li Fei and Ke’er left with the rest, Duan Ling Tian flew to chase Martial Emperor Shi Qi at his full speed.
He was getting closer and closer to Martial Emperor Shi Qi.
At his current level of ability without his spirit weapon, he was simply no match for Martial Emperor Shi Qi.
Martial Emperor Shi Qi was on the Fourth Level Martial Emperor Stage after all.
As opposed to Duan Ling Tian who relied heavily on the Profundities that he comprehended, apart from just Profundities, Martial Emperor Shi Qi relied more on his Origin Energy. That was the most important part of his strength.
If they were to use spirit weapons, unless he used the Colossal Aerolite Arrow, Duan Ling Tian did not have full confidence to defeat Martial Emperor Shi Qi.
Martial Emperor Shi Qi was not using any spirit weapons as he sped ahead like he was running for his life.
Although Duan Ling Tian did not use any spirit weapons either, he was already powerful, so he beat Martial Emperor Shi Qi’s pace.
“It’ll take me a while to catch up to him at this speed.” Flying at his full speed, he began to frown. He seemed to be unsatisfied with his current speed.
Since he felt that he was slower, he needed a way to solve the issue of his pace.
After thinking about it, he took action. Suddenly, he extended both his arms. A black bow appeared in his left hand and one could tell the bowstring was extraordinary.
Meanwhile, a completely black arrow appeared in his right hand. It was the Royal Grade Spirit Archery Set that he had crafted not too long ago.
Bend, draw, and release. The rather simple movements came easily to Duan Ling Tian.
As he released the arrow in his hand, the inky-black arrow looked like it turned into a lightning bolt as it tore forward at a terrifyingly fast speed.
Naturally, that was just its starting pace. The arrow needed buffering time to accelerate even faster.
Just when the arrow shot out, Duan Ling Tian finally made his move during that critical moment. He shot out like a cannon, heading towards where the arrow was going.
As the arrow was just picking up acceleration, its speed was not considered extremely fast. Therefore, it was a piece of cake for Duan Ling Tian to catch up with it.
After catching up with the arrow, Duan Ling Tian did not put it away. Instead, he landed stably on it.
At that moment, his feet seemed to be sprouted on the arrow where he was stuck on.
The arrow was still accelerating. It was moving faster and faster with Duan Ling Tian surfing on it.
Out of the blue, a five-colored light shield appeared around his body.
It was the Defensive Martial Skill Nine Dragon’s Barrier that he had performed. It blocked out the terrifyingly strong wind that was bearing against him.
The arrow continued accelerating with him standing on it.
Against the acceleration, the strong wind that was rushing at him was as sharp as a blade. He would not have been able to block it out without performing his Defensive Martial Skill.
Not long after that, Duan Ling Tian caught up with the Martial Emperor on the dashing arrow as easy as pie.
He not only caught up to Martial Emperor Shi Qi, but he actually surpassed him.
“Martial Emperor Lei Ming?” Martial Emperor Shi Qi heard a whistling that passed by and surpassed him before arriving before him and blocking his way. His expression changed drastically when he managed to clearly see who it was.
He thought that it was Martial Emperor Lei Ming who had changed his mind and chased him in an attempt to kill him
However, as he stopped in his rush, he realized that it was not Martial Emperor Lei Ming who was blocking his way. It was someone else.
Martial Emperor Shi Qi had a drastic change of expression again as he gaped at the purple-clad young man before him as if he had just seen a ghost.
“It seems like you still remember me, Martial Emperor Shi Qi.” At that moment, Duan Ling Tian put the arrow under his feet away and hovered in the air. With ridicule filling his tone, he looked at Martial Emperor Shi Qi and said calmly, “It’s definitely my pleasure.”
Martial Emperor Shi Qi’s lips twitched when he heard what he said.
It was impossible for him to forget the purple-clad young man before him.
He remembered everything about the fight they had more than a year ago. Duan Ling Tian had managed to challenge him with the help of a Secret Technique from a tablet.
He even performed a level of strength that was more powerful than Martial Emperor Shi Qi’s later on!
Fortunately, Duan Ling Tian lost his mind after that. Otherwise, Martial Emperor Shi Qi might have turned into dust on the Cloud Continent.
Seeing the man appear before him, the first thing Martial Emperor Shi Qi did was to look around.
He wanted to be sure of one thing. He wanted to ensure that the two Young Misses who had created anarchy at his Lost Stone Forest were not there.
He was no match for even the weaker of the two Young Misses.
Naturally, Duan Ling Tian had no idea what Martial Emperor Shi Qi was thinking about. He asked in his deep voice while a gleam flashed in his eyes, “Is Tian Wu still at your Lost Stone Forest?”
Pain and concern seared his gut when he thought about Feng Tian Wu.
Back then, he had lost his mind before he managed to rescue Feng Tian Wu from the Lost Stone Forest.
According to Wang Ba, he had left the Lost Stone Forest right after he lost his mind and left Feng Tian Wu behind.
Tian Wu had gone to the Lost Stone Forest willingly for the sake of his sect, but he had left her behind during such a critical time. Although he had done so because he lost his mind, he still felt guilty.
Now that he was confronting Martial Emperor Shi Qi again, all he could think about was Feng Tian Wu, not the Devilseal Tablet that he had lost.
Martial Emperor Shi Qi did not respond to Duan Ling Tian. Instead, a glow burned in his eyes while he exclaimed coldly, “I’d never have imagined that you’d have such a major elevation of your abilities throughout the year! With the help of a spirit weapon, you’re even faster than I am without a spirit weapon!”
The will to kill was rumbling deep in his eyes.
He was sure of one thing from what the purple-clad young man’s question. He was sure that Duan Ling Tian had yet to see the lady in yellow and the girl in black.
Otherwise, it was impossible that he had no inkling about Feng Tian Wu’s whereabouts.
“I’m asking you… Is Tian Wu still at your Lost Stone Forest?” Duan Ling Tian’s voice went deeper upon realizing that Martial Emperor Shi Qi had ignored him. “If something were to happen to Tian Wu, I, Duan Ling Tian will end your Lost Stone Forest!”
The purple cloak around Duan Ling Tian fluttered as he growled.
At the same time, he gripped the Royal Grade Spirit Archery Set even tighter.
Five-colored flashes of lightning surrounded his body like countless electric snakes slithering around his body rapidly. It only took a glance to bedazzle anyone watching him.
“End my Lost Stone Forest?” Duan Ling Tian’s threat stunned Martial Emperor Shi Qi at first and he then laughed out loud. His laughter was filled with disdain. “Do you really think you can do that?”
He might have been frightened if Duan Ling Tian had either the young lady in yellow or the girl in black with him.
However, he was fearless of the man alone despite his terrifying speed with the help of a spirit weapon.
After all, he did not have that mysterious tablet to depend on now.
As soon as Martial Emperor Shi Qi was done speaking, the ferocious gleam that was sparkling in Duan Ling Tian’s eyes appeared to shoot out like electric snakes. At the same time, his hands were moving at lightning speed.
He picked up the bow, drew the string and got ready to release. The entire flow of his movements was so smooth.
Five-colored flames rumbled around his body all of a sudden. As the flames spread to the Royal Grade Spirit Archery Set in his hands, most of the sparks gathered at the tip of the arrow.
The energy was getting more and more condensed. Later on, it seemed like it had turned into a tiny ball of a sun that was so bright that it could hurt one’s eyes.
A terrifying aura subsequently emanated out.
At that moment, the smile on Martial Emperor Shi Qi’s face faded. A seven-foot spear appeared in his hand. It was his Quasi Royal Grade Spirit Weapon Spear.
Energy swept across his body as he brandished the spear while the energy around it was like pythons slithering rapidly, ready to attack any time.
“Having confidence is a good thing, but it’s bad when it turns into arrogance. You managed to escape the other day, but you won’t be that lucky today!” The murderous intent grew in Martial Emperor Shi Qi as he wanted nothing more than to kill Duan Ling Tian.
He had to kill him.
If he did not, he would be dead if Duan Ling Tian met the two Young Misses one day.
He shuddered internally when he recalled the lady clad in yellow and the girl in black. If he could, he hoped that he would never see them again in his life.
“You want to kill me? That depends if you, Martial Emperor Shi Qi, are capable of doing that.” Duan Ling Tian smirked.
When he was done speaking, a loud twang reverberated and the air vibrated with a tremor. Circles of waves rippled in the air.
The loud twang had come from the bowstring in Duan Ling Tian’s hand.
At the same time of the twang rang out, the arrow was released!