Chapter 1298: Hidden Fog Martial Competition
Translator: EndlessFantasy Translation Editor: EndlessFantasy Translation
“The Hidden Fog Martial Competition is about to begin, you’ll have plenty of opportunity for revenge later… Now, stop embarrassing the Hidden Fog Island!” The Third Island Master of Hidden Fog Island said sternly in a deep voice. His gaze was cold.
“Hpmh!” Chen Zhi seemed to be afraid of the Third Island Master of Hidden Fog Island. He glanced at Duan Ling Tian and snorted. “I’ll allow you to stay alive for a little while longer… During the Hidden Fog Martial Competition, I’ll definitely kill you and let you die without a burial place!”
“I’ll wait and see.” Duan Ling Tian calmed the Origin Energy in his body and glanced at Chen Zhi indifferently. He looked relaxed as though he did not fear Chen Zhi at all.
Naturally, he was really not afraid of Chen Zhi.
‘The Third Island Master of Hidden Fog Island seems to hate Chen Zhi.” Duan Ling Tian seemed to have noticed something.
Moreover, he also noticed that the young man standing behind the Third Island Master of Hidden Fog Island had also looked at Chen Zhi with flashing eyes.
‘It seems like Chen Zhi’s relations on the Hidden Fog Island are not good. However, Chen Zhi’s father is the Second Island Master of Hidden Fog Island. Logically speaking, they should be close to the Third Island Master of Hidden Fog Island… Why does the Third Island Master hate Chen Zhi so much?’ Duan Ling Tian was puzzled.
What Duan Ling Tian did not know was the Third Island Master of Hidden Fog Island once had a naturally gifted female direct disciple whom he favored. However, she had chosen to commit suicide after she was raped by Chen Zhi.
If it was not for the Second Island Master’s protection and the First Island Master’s interference, he would have killed Chen Zhi long ago.
Although many years had passed, his hatred for Chen Zhi did not lessen. He had promised the First Island Master that he would not kill Chen Zhi, but he could not help but pull a long face whenever he encountered Chen Zhi.
The young man standing behind the Third Island Master was the Third Island Master’s grandchild.
The Third Island Master’s direct disciple who was raped by Chen Zhi was not only his Senior Sister, but she was also engaged to him.
His fiancée was raped and committed suicide because of that. His hatred for Chen Zhi was obvious.
‘Chen Zhi, I’ll kill you one day and avenge Cai’Er!’ The young man glared at Chen Zhi with a cold killing intent. However, he knew that he was not a match for Chen Zhi with his strength.
Among the people who were watching, Martial Emperor You Han’s face sank.
She did not expect the Third Island Master of Hidden Fog Island would appear in that moment and completely disrupt her plan.
Originally, according to her plan, Duan Ling Tian would kill Chen Zhi.
Once Chen Zhi died, she would kill Duan Ling Tian and snatch his Spatial Ring. “Since he’s the third reincarnation of the Rebirth Martial Emperor, he must have a lot of rare treasures in his hands.”
She wanted to wait until Chen Zhi was killed because she was worried the Hidden Fog Island’s powerhouse from the other day would save Duan Ling Tian again.
In her opinion, once Duan Ling Tian killed the only son of the Second Island Master of Hidden Fog Island, Chen Zhi, the Hidden Fog Island’s powerhouse would not save Duan Ling Tian again.
Currently, she had given up hope on enslaving Duan Ling Tian. She just wanted the Spatial Ring in Duan Ling Tian’s hands.
However, the timely appearance of the Third Island Master of Hidden Fog Island had completely disrupted her plan.
Meanwhile, the Third Island Master of Hidden Fog Island began to announce the rules of the Hidden Fog Martial Competition after he greeted the Cloud Continent’s Martial Emperor powerhouses and Demon Emperor powerhouses.
“In the Hidden Fog Martial Competition, only those who are ranked in the top 30 will advance to the next round… Those who advanced will be rewarded, especially those who are in the top ten. The people who recommended them will get a bonus reward!” The Third Island Master of Hidden Fog Island said.
Instantly, many pairs of eyes lit up.
The Hidden Fog Martial Competition was organized by the Hidden Fog Island. Therefore, the rewards could not be terrible.
There was a flash in Duan Ling Tian’s eyes.
Naturally, he knew the bonus reward the Third Island Master of Hidden Fog Island spoke of was none other than the Saint Stone.
After the Hidden Fog Martial Competition ended, the Cloud Continent’s Martial Emperor powerhouses or Demon Emperor powerhouses who recommended the person who ranked first would obtain ten Saint Stones.
Second place and third place would obtain five Saint Stones respectively.
The fourth, fifth, and sixth place would obtain three Saint Stones each. The seventh to tenth place would only obtain one Saint Stone.
He had learned all of these from Martial Emperor Ling Xuan.
“Apart from that, once the Hidden Fog Martial Competition begins, it’s a fight until death unless one surrenders… Once someone surrenders, the other party may not continue their attacks. I’ll interfere if there’s anyone who disregards the rules,” the Third Island Master of Hidden Fog Island continued to speak.
Fight till death!
At once, some of the Martial Emperor’s disciples with lower cultivation base changed their expressions slightly as they became a little heavy-hearted. They reminded themselves to surrender immediately if they were to encounter an opponent they could not defeat.
When the Third Island Master of Hidden Fog Island finished speaking, Duan Ling Tian could clearly feel a violent and vicious gaze on him.
He could guess to whom the gaze belonged to without even having to look.
Soon after, the Third Island Master of Hidden Fog Island continued speaking, “The Hidden Fog Martial Competition officially begins.”
The rules of the Hidden Fog Martial Competition were simple. Participants would be eliminated until only thirty remained. These thirty people would advance to the next round. That would be the end of the first round. During the second round, the ten strongest participants would be chosen. After that, the rankings of the ten participants would be determined during the third round.
Following the explanation of the rules, they had to draw lots.
After every participant had gotten a number, the Hidden Fog Martial Competition officially began.
Time passed by silently.
Duan Ling Tian gradually began to suspect that the Third Island Master of Hidden Fog Island had tampered with the lots. It was too coincidental that no Martial Emperor met another Martial Emperor in the first round.
All of the Martial Emperors’ opponents were merely Martial Monarchs.
Could that be possible if they had drawn the lots normally?
Duan Ling Tian believed that even if the Third Island Master of Hidden Fog Island had checked their cultivation base with his powerful Spiritual Energy, they would not notice it since the gap between their cultivation base was too wide.
The battles were one-sided after the lots were drawn.
Martial Emperor Stage versus Martial Monarch Stage. One could imagine the results.
After a while, the results of the thirty participants who had successfully advanced to the next round were out. Twenty-six of them were at the Martial Emperor Stage, and five of them were under Martial Emperor Qing Xuan.
However, the number was still inferior to the number of Hidden Fog Island’s Martial Emperor Stage core disciples.
There were seven Hidden Fog Island’s Martial Emperor Stage core disciples including Chen Zhi.
The young woman standing behind the Third Island Master of Hidden Fog Island was also a Martial Emperor Stage core disciple.
There was also another young man. He was not at the Martial Emperor Stage but at the peak of the Martial Monarch Stage.
Among the thirty participants who advanced to the second round, twenty-six of them were Martial Emperor powerhouses, and only four were at the peak of the Martial Monarch Stage. It was equivalent to having one foot in the Martial Emperor Stage. The grandson of the Third Island Master of Hidden Fog Island was one of them.
For Ling Xuan Peak, only Duan Ling Tian and Zhou Di managed to advance to the second round. The other eight were eliminated.
As for You Han Valley, only Xu Rong along managed to advance to the next round.
Both Lan Bi and Zhou Yi from Thundercloud Peak also managed to advance.
There were also some disciples of the other Martial Emperor powerhouses and Demon Emperor powerhouses from Cloud Continent, and almost all who managed to advance to the second round were at the Martial Emperor Stage. There were only two at the peak of the Martial Monarch Stage.
The final martial artist at the peak of the Martial Monarch Stage who managed to advance to the next round was also a Hidden Fog Island’s core disciple.
In other words, there were ten Hidden Fog Island’s core disciples who participated in the Hidden Fog Martial Competition, and nine of them managed to advance to the second round. Only one person did not make the cut.
For a time, the group of Hidden Fog Island’s core disciples became the center of attention.
“They’re worthy of being the core disciples of the Overseas Saint Islands’ Hidden Fog Island… Ten people participated in the Hidden Fog Martial Competition, and only one was eliminated after the first round.”
“It’s such a coincidence… None of the Martial Emperors were matched with another Martial Emperor in the first round.”
“When they drew lots earlier… The Third Island Master must have done something.”
“Actually, that’s understandable… They must save the best for last in order to make the others look forward to it.”
There was a buzz among the onlookers. They had high expectations for the second round of the competition.
They were certain there would definitely be matches between Martial Emperors. These battles were what they were most excited about and had anticipated to watch.
“This Zhou Yi actually broke through to the Martial Emperor Stage.” Duan Ling Tian looked at Zhou Yi who was standing in the distance with a look of surprise on his face that he could not conceal.
Although Zhou Yi did not unleash his full strength in the earlier battle, he could clearly sense that Zhou Yi had broken through to the Martial Emperor Stage.
“This female disciple from Thundercloud Peak is even stronger than Zhou Yii!” Duan Ling Tian’s gaze shifted from Zhou Yi to the woman next to him.
That woman was in no way inferior to the other men. Her strength was far superior compared to Zhou Yi.
The woman whom Duan Ling Tian was staring at was Martial Emperor Lei Ming of Thundercloud Peak’s favorite direct disciple, Lan Bi.
“All five of the people that Martial Emperor Qing Xuan brought managed to advance to the next round… However, that’s not unusual considering they’re all at the Martial Emperor Stage.” Duan Ling Tian’s eyes continued to sweep past the five people who came with Martial Emperor Qing Xuan.
Soon after, Duan Ling Tian’s eyes landed on Martial Emperor Qiu Li. To be precise, his eyes were trained on Dong Hu who was standing beside Martial Emperor Qiu Li. He was no stranger to him. They had even fought before.
“You’re lucky in the first round of the martial competition… In the second round, you won’t be as lucky.” Chen Zhi stood at a distance and glared at Duan Ling Tian. One could see the overwhelming anger rising in his eyes.
However, Duan Ling Tian did not bother with him from the beginning until the end.
That only served to make Chen Zhi angrier.
“The second round of the martial competition will now begin.” The second round of the Hidden Fog Martial Competition officially began after the Third Island Master spoke.
Many spectators who were originally sleepy became awake instantly as though they were on steroids. They stared in anticipation, waiting for the second round to begin.
The second round began as scheduled.
Finally, there were fights between Martial Emperor powerhouses. The ferocity of the battle was beyond comparison to the first round.