Chapter 1294: Tian Wu and the Devilseal Tablet’s Whereabout
Translator: EndlessFantasy Translation Editor: EndlessFantasy Translation
Colossal Aerolite Arrow!
The arrow in Duan Ling Tian’s hand shot out like a bolt of lightning. It was so fast that Martial Emperor Shi Qi could not react in time.
“Hmph!” The sound of the arrow shooting out before it pierced something and a low moan of pain were heard almost simultaneously.
Martial Emperor Shi Qi who did not react in time held the arrow that was shot out in his hand. His hand that was pierced by the arrow had a terrifying and bloody wound. Fresh blood was spurting out of the wound continuously.
His hand was wounded by the arrow.
Whoosh! Whoosh! Whoosh!
Martial Emperor Shi Qi’s expression changed drastically due to his fear of Duan Ling Tian’s arrow’s lightning-speed and power. At the same time, Duan Ling Tian shot the arrow another three times consecutively.
The arrow was the same arrow that he had initially shot out.
He shot four times, and the arrow returned to him four times. Everything happened in just a blink of an eye.
Pu! Pu! Pu! Pu!
Martial Emperor Shi Qi’s other arm and both legs had terrifying and bloody wounds. His face had turned gravely pale.
His eyes were filled with fear as he looked at Duan Ling Tian in pain.
He did not expect the purple-clad young man would become so powerful. It had only been over a year since they last met.
Even without the help of the mysterious tablet, his ability had already surpassed him now.
He was shot by the first arrow because he did not manage to react in time.
Later on, Duan Ling Tian shot the arrow three times consecutively.
Although he attempted to dodge the arrow as soon as it was shot out, the arrow seemed to have eyes. It pierced through both his arms and legs.
The terrifying and powerful arrow skill caused fear that came from his core to rise.
He knew the purple-clad young man before him was a changed man. He was not a match for Duan Ling Tian.
“How… How did you become so powerful? It has only been over a year.” Although Martial Emperor Shi Qi was afraid, he also felt unwilling. The person who was like an ant compared to him when he was not using the tablet a year ago had defeated him with his own ability now.
Martial Emperor Shi Qi felt as though he had wasted his life.
Duan Ling Tian ignored Martial Emperor Shi Qi and enunciated each word with a cold expression on his face, “I’m going to ask you one last time… Is Tian Wu still at your Lost Stone Forest?” A hint of killing intent was evident on his face as he asked his question.
He had made up his mind.
He would not hold back if Martial Emperor Shi Qi failed to cooperate with him.
“She’s… She’s not,” Martial Emperor Shi Qi replied immediately as soon as Duan Ling Tian was done speaking. He was scared now that he had witnessed Duan Ling Tian’s current ability.
“She’s not there?” Duan Ling Tian’s face turned cold as energy began to rumble on his body again. Five-colored bolts of lightning ran rampant on the bow in his left hand and the arrow in his right hand. They were exuding a terrifying aura.
“Chi Huo took her away,” Martial Emperor Shi Qi said immediately as he shuddered.
At this moment, he had lost all image of a Martial Emperor powerhouse. He looked more like a wounded dog.
“Chi Huo?” Duan Ling Tian frowned.
“Chi Huo is Hidden Fog Island’s first Revered Elder. His position is just below the three Island Masters on Hidden Fog Island… Back then, he came to Lost Stone Forest as Hidden Fog Island’s messenger to inform me that the Hidden Fog Martial Competition would be brought forward,” Martial Emperor Shi Qi said, “At that time, he saw your partner’s talent and brought her with him… If everything went as planned, your partner should be in Hidden Fog Island now.”
“Tian Wu… She’s in Hidden Fog Island?” When Duan Ling Tian heard Martial Emperor Shi Qi’s words, he turned solemn. He asked with his deep voice, “Are you telling the truth?”
“If you don’t believe me, I’m willing to take the Nine-Nine Heavenly Tribulation oath. If I lie, I’ll be killed by the lightning penalty,” Martial Emperor Shi Qi said.
Duan Ling Tian finally believed him. He felt relieved after hearing his words.
Tian Wu was fine.
Moreover, he believed he would meet Tian Wu soon as long as she was still on the Hidden Fog Island.
This was good news to him.
‘I haven’t told Ke’er and Little Fei’er about Tian Wu… Ke’er should be fine with it, but I’m not sure if Little Fei’er will get angry.’ Duan Ling Tian felt troubled when he thought about Li Fei who might get jealous.
He knew very well what he meant to Tian Wu.
He had feelings for Tian Wu too after years of being together.
He realized Tian Wu had occupied a portion of his heart that was the same amount as Ke’er and Li Fei without knowing when.
Meanwhile, Martial Emperor Shi Qi was hovering in the air. He had recovered much after consuming a Healing Medicinal Pill.
However, it would take some time for his pierced limbs to fully heal.
The Healing Medicinal Pill he had just consumed was just a Grade One Life Recovery Pill after all.
If he had Duan Ling Tian’s Royal Grade Resurrection Pill, such minor injuries would heal in just a blink of an eye.
Although Martial Emperor Shi Qi had recovered a little, he did not dare to leave.
He had a complicated expression on his face when he looked at the purple-clad young man. He was filled with fear.
A year ago, this purple-clad young man could fight him with the help of the secret technique from the mysterious tablet… A year later, he did not need any secret techniques and defeated him with his ability alone.
Soon after, Duan Ling Tian regained his senses. He looked at Martial Emperor Shi Qi and asked in his deep voice, “Where’s my Devilseal Tablet?”
When Martial Emperor Shi Qi heard Duan Ling Tian’s words, his heart jolted and was filled with bitterness. The thing he was most worried about had finally happened.
Initially, he thought if he survived, he would obtain the mysterious tablet from Zhou Yi if Duan Ling Tian did not remember the tablet.
However, things did not go as he wished. Duan Ling Tian remembered the mysterious tablet.
“So… It’s called the Devilseal Tablet.” Martial Emperor Shi Qi sighed. “The Devilseal Tablet isn’t with me.” Martial Emperor Shi Qi forced a smile as he faced Duan Ling Tian who was glaring at him.
“It’s not with you?” Duan Ling Tian smirked.
Naturally, he did not believe Martial Emperor Shi Qi’s words.
What kind of joke was that!
Martial Emperor Shi Qi was Lost Stone Forest’s owner. He had found out about the shocking secret hidden in the Devilseal Tablet when they fought previously.
He had left the Devilseal Tablet behind at the Lost Stone Forest.
Now, Martial Emperor Shi Qi said the tablet was not with him?
Who would believe that!
“It’s really not with me.” Martial Emperor Shi Qi had a forced smile on his face. He could guess the thoughts in Duan Ling Tian’s mind. “I admit the Devilseal Tablet was in my possession when you left back then.”
“However, while I was studying the tablet, I was deceived by Zhou Yi. He had replaced the real Devilseal Tablet with a fake and took the real one away… I can swear on the Nine-Nine Heavenly Tribulation as well.” There was a hint of killing intent in Martial Emperor Shi Qi’s eyes when he spoke.
Naturally, it was not aimed at Duan Ling Tian. The killing intent was directed at his traitorous direct disciple, Zhou Yi.
“Zhou Yi?” Duan Ling Tian frowned. “He was the one who took Tian Wu to your Lost Stone Forest? Isn’t he your direct disciple?”
“He was my direct disciple… However, from the moment he deceived me and took the Devilseal Tablet away, he’s no longer my direct disciple. He doesn’t belong to the Lost Stone Forest anymore,” Martial Emperor Shi Qi said.
“Did you manage to find him?” Duan Ling Tian asked with his deep voice.
“I looked for him, but it was to no avail… However, I saw him today,” Martial Emperor Shi Qi said honestly.
He could guess Duan Ling Tian’s purpose of being here. He must be here for the Hidden Fog Martial Competition.
Duan Ling Tian would meet Zhou Yi even if he did not disclose this information to him.
Therefore, he decided to tell him. He might be able to curry favor with Duan Ling Tian this way. Who knew, Duan Ling Tian might spare his life.
“You saw him today? He’s on Hidden Fog Island?” Duan Ling Tian asked as his eyes lit up. He was a little surprised.
“Yes.” Martial Emperor Shi Qi nodded. “He’s on Hidden Fog Island. He’s here for the Hidden Fog Martial Competition with a Martial Emperor powerhouse from Cloud Continent.”
“You didn’t manage to regain the Devilseal Tablet?” Duan Ling Tian frowned.
“The Martial Emperor with him is much more powerful than I am…” Martial Emperor Shi Qi disclosed everything, including Zhou Yi’s threat, his plan, and his fear toward Martial Emperor Lei Ming.
“Martial Emperor Lei Ming?” Duan Ling Tian nodded and casually glanced at Martial Emperor Shi Qi. “Since you’re being so cooperative, I won’t kill you today… I hope you won’t offend me again. Otherwise, I won’t show you any mercy.” After finding out Tian Wu and the Devilseal Tablet’s whereabouts, Duan Ling Tian was eager to head over to the Hidden Fog Martial Competition’s venue.
He was sure the Devilseal Tablet was there. However, he had speculated differently for Tian Wu.
‘Since Tian Wu was taken away by the Hidden Fog Island’s first Revered Elder… Even if she’s not participating in today’s Hidden Fog Martial Competition, she would definitely be there,’ Duan Ling Tian speculated.
However, what he did not know was not only Feng Tian Wu, but even Hidden Fog Island’s first Revered Elder Chi Huo had left the island due to certain reasons.
Duan Ling Tian prepared to leave.
“Wait.” At this moment, Martial Emperor Shi Qi stopped Duan Ling Tian.
“Is there anything else?” Duan Ling Tian frowned.
“I owe you one since you didn’t kill me today… There’s something that I must tell you,” Martial Emperor Shi Qi said.
He proceeded to speak as Duan Ling Tian looked at him curiously. “Actually, two powerful Demon Emperor powerhouses came to my Lost Stone Forest not too long ago.”
“What does that have to do with me?” Duan Ling Tian’s frown deepened. He did not have time to listen to Martial Emperor Shi Qi’s nonsensical babble.
“They were there for you.” However, what Martial Emperor Shi Qi said next stunned Duan Ling Tian. “They were there for me? Who are they?”
Two Demon Emperor powerhouses.
From what he recalled, it seemed like he did not know any Demon Emperor powerhouses.
“I don’t know who they are… It was a young lady and a girl. The young lady wore yellow and looked about fifteen or sixteen while the little girl wore white and looked mischievous.”