Chapter 1304: Aiming To Become The First
Translator: EndlessFantasy Translation Editor: EndlessFantasy Translation
On the calm surface of the sea, an aloof, young girl was glaring at the young man in front of her before announcing by way of introduction, “Leng Yun.”
The fact that she introduced herself meant that she had acknowledged the opponent in front.
“So, she’s Leng Yun.” Many people from the Cloud Continent understood right away.
Leng Yun was the direct disciple of the Third Island Master of the Hidden Fog Island. She had slashed her way into the top three of the Hidden Fog Martial Competition.
Anyone whose age was tested by the Age Measuring Pearl could join the Hidden Fog Martial Competition.
The Age Measuring Pearl could test the age of those below seventy years old.
As was common knowledge, once any human martial artist reached the Martial Monarch Stage, he could remain youthful forever, hence assuming one’s age from appearances was unreliable.
The Demon Emperor was even worse.
Once a Demon beast had made a breakthrough to the Void Transformation Stage and became a Demon, he could transform into a human of any age, even a three-year-old kid.
The young man who was the strongest person under Martial Emperor Qing Xuan’s command introduced himself as a response to Leng Yun, “Wang Yu.”
The moment Wang Yu’s words left his mouth, Leng Yun had already made her move.
Under Duan Ling Tian’s watchful gaze, she decided to strike to gain the first mover’s advantage. Not only did her entire strength blast to its maximum, but the Quasi Royal Grade Spirit Sharp Claws appeared in a flash as they clasped onto her hands tightly.
Swish! Swish! Swish! Swish! Swish!
Wherever Leng Yun passed, Duan Ling Tian could only hear a series of ear-piercing slicing sounds. The sharp claws on her hand shot out streaks of sharp rays that transformed into boundless claw shadows.
In just the twinkling of an eye, she appeared in front of Wang Yu as the sharp claws on her hands struck down with a short whistle furiously and menacingly as though it was reveling in the splendor of slicing through the sky.
As a person who was on the Third Level Martial Emperor Stage, Leng Yun’s power was far stronger than Wang Yu who was only on the Second Level Martial Emperor Stage.
If it were not for the fact that he was a Variant who possessed an innate ability, he would not have made his way to the top three of the Hidden Fog Martial Competition.
Facing Leng Yun whose strength was greater than his and was charging towards him at full fury, he appeared to be strangely calm.
Just as she made her move and was rushing out like a tapered arrow that pierced through the sky, he stayed still in the same spot with no intention to dodge at all. His eyes narrowed without warning.
At that second when Leng Yun got near to him, his Spiritual Energy activated his innate ability instantly. The strange, demonic, black lotus materialized once again and faced Leng Yun who was bearing down like rushing water.
When she appeared in front of Wang Yu, the black lotus was only a foot away from her.
Leng Yu squinted right away.
Right then, she had the confidence that she would be able to inflict severe injury on Wang Yu the second the black lotus entered her body.
However, because killing was forbidden, she had no confidence of robbing Wang Yu of the chance to defeat her after she had severely injured him. Therefore, she chose to dodge instead.
“She’s going to lose.” Duan Ling Tian shook his head. He had observed the situation that she was in.
If her attack had landed earlier, she could have definitely injured Wang Yu severely and even make him lose his combat ability.
However, due to her fear of Wang Yu’s innate ability, she had chosen to dodge instead.
“The innate ability isn’t something that you can easily dodge just because you want to.” Duan Ling Tian was extremely clear about this because according to the memory of the Rebirth Martial Emperor’s two reincarnations, he had met Variants who possessed innate abilities whereby they could use the Soul Attack more than once.
As a result, he knew just how horrifying the innate ability was.
Just as Duan Ling Tian was thinking about this, after Leng Yun gave up on attacking Wang Yu and dodged him deliberately, she regretted it instantly.
She understood that in addition to getting faster and faster, that black lotus had turned to become like cancer that kept clinging on to her. No matter where she escaped, it kept following her closely.
Space Ripping Onyx Claw!
Soon, Leng Yun also realized that if this continued to go on, she would end up in a disadvantageous position, so she quickly rectified her error and charged towards Wang Yu again.
Her sharp claws tore the sky and the boundless claw shadow whistled loudly.
Unfortunately, this time, Wang Yu had swiftly dodged, rendering her attack useless.
At this time, the speed of the black lotus had started to catch up to Leng Yun. In fact, its speed still kept increasing.
This was also the amazing feat of the innate ability. Once it was cast, its speed was so fast that it even surpassed that of the person who cast it.
Unless her strength was much greater than the Variant’s, she would be unable to avoid the innate ability that he cast.
Duan Ling Tian learned about this from the Rebirth Martial Emperor’s memory, so he was confident that Leng Yun would be defeated.
Just because of her single mistake in the step that she took, she was eventually defeated.
After the black lotus sped up a few times, it finally caught up to her and merged into her body, causing her to become dazed right away. Just when she fell into a stupor, Wang Yu made his move in time and defeated her.
Wang Yu had won!
“Is this the power of the innate ability, the Soul Attack?”
“What a horrifying innate ability! It’s on a whole other level compared to the other Variants’ innate abilities that are merely assistive.”
“Of course! Of all the Variants, only Wang Yu has made it to the top three and possesses an innate ability.”
After Wang Yu defeated Leng Yun, many people discussed among one another and mused just how horrifying Wang Yu’s innate ability was.
“Master, I’ve let you down!” Leng Yun returned to the Third Island Master of the Hidden Fog Island and lowered her head regrettably.
“It’s also because I didn’t warn you in the first place… But once bitten twice shy. I hope you can remember today’s lesson. The Soul Attack of the innate ability isn’t something that you can easily dodge,” said the Third Island Master with no intention of blaming Leng Yun at all.
At the same time, he announced loudly in a boisterous voice, “Let’s take a fifteen-minute break. After that, the last round of the Martial Competition will resume again.”
“Brother Ling Tian, are you confident? Even if I faced Wang Yu myself, I wouldn’t dare say that I’d be able to defeat him,” Yang Hui asked Duan Ling Tian. A look of dread could be seen on his face.
Duan Ling Tian smiled. “Continue to watch and you’ll soon find out.”
“Wang Yu, Duan Ling Tian isn’t a simple guy… If you use the same method you used with Leng Yun on him, you’ll definitely lose!” A clear Voice Transmission suddenly entered Wang Yu’s ears as he stood by the side resting. He could tell that this was the voice of his master, Martial Emperor Qing Xuan.
“Master, I understand,” Wang Yu quickly responded. When he looked at Duan Ling Tian again, he muttered, “Don’t ever lose to Leng Yun… Otherwise, I’ll be disappointed.”
Fifteen minutes quickly went by.
This time, the person who took the initiative to enter the ring was Leng Yun again. After the break, her injuries had fully recovered.
At that point, Leng Yun could only choose Duan Ling Tian as the opponent.
Facing Duan Ling Tian who swept out and stood at a stalemate with her, Leng Yun gradually announced, “Leng Yu.”
“Duan Ling Tian,” Duan Ling Tian responded in time.
“Duan Ling Tian, I won’t show you any mercy even though you’ve helped to avenge my Junior Sister,” Leng Yun told him via Voice Transmission.
With a smile on his face, Duan Ling tian replied nonchalantly, “As you wish.”
His indifference infuriated Leng Yun right away, causing anger to rise in her eyes.
In the next instance, without any hesitation, she pounced forward using her movement martial skill. The Quasi Royal Grade Spirit Sharp Claws in her hands tore through the sky as she cast the Space Ripping Onyx Claws once again.
The Space Ripping Onyx Claws was a set of Heaven Rank Advanced offensive martial skills that she had cultivated to the Perfection Stage.
With this skill, she could forcefully tear a person’s heart from his chest bare-handedly.
Right then, with her Quasi Royal Grade Spirit Sharp Claws, the power of the Space Ripping Onyx Claws increased to whole other level.
Swish! Swish! Swish! Swish! Swish!
Leng Yun charged towards Duan Ling Tian like a gigantic falcon that soared downward. A boundless claw shadow that seemed to want to rip him apart forcibly accompanied her.
The sharp claws tore through the sky and set off gushes of sharp wind chi that swept out in an overwhelmingly as it enveloped towards him.
The purple robe on his body fluttered loudly in the wind.
Under the watchful eyes of the others, Duan Ling Tian merely stood right there without moving an inch in the face of Leng Yun’s attack.
With the Martial Emperors and Demon Emperors who were just as powerful looking on, he casually took out a sword and in the blink of an eye, that sword separated into nine swords that whirled around his body.
Without any warning, the nine swords that were whirling nonstop around his body suddenly swept out all at the same time.
“Nine-Tribulation Sword Control Technique!”
“Nine Dragon’s Radiant Flash!”
In the face of the shadow of the claws that was formed from the Space Ripping Onyx Claws cast by Leng Yun and seemed to be able to tear through everything, Duan Ling Tian instantly cast two sets of Heaven Rank Advanced offensive martial skills in a heartbeat.
Any one of the two sets of Heaven Rank Advanced offensive martial skills were in no way inferior to Leng Yun’s Space Ripping Onyx Claws!
Boom! Boom! Boom! Boom! Boom!
Without warning, a series of loud booms reverberated so loudly that it was deafening.
Just as Duan Ling Tian and Leng Yun’s attack clashed together and elicited a series of loud booms, gushes of rolling impact waves swept out all over the place tyrannically.
At once, the onlookers on the side could only feel a hurricane blowing towards them. Some of the people whose cultivation base were much weaker were even sent flying away.
Many people were driven away until they had to retreat one by one.
“What a brilliant technique!” The two sets of martial skills that Duan Ling Tian cast resulted in the nine swords charging out at the same time and transforming to become 81 divine dragons before shooting out 162 extreme radiant rays. This entire scene took the group of Martial Emperors and Demon Emperors by shock.
Soon, a loud crash resonated and attracted the attention of everybody.
Many Martial Emperors and Demon Emperors could clearly see that after Duan Ling Tian had blocked the Space Ripping Onyx Claw that Leng Yun cast, he had sent out his sword with a flick of his hand.
As though a deity aided it, the sword smashed into Leng Yun like a gigantic collapsing mountain.
Leng Yun could not respond in time. After the energy of the sword hit her, a loud blast echoed and she was sent flying away in pathetically like an arrow leaving a bow.
When Leng Yun was sent flying, she spat out a huge mouthful of blood and her originally pale face turned even paler.
The results were obvious now.
From the very beginning till the end, from Duan Ling Tian being locked in a stalemate with Leng Yun to defeating her, he stood in the same spot, never even moving an inch at all.
This also shocked the group of onlookers inexplicably.
“Wang Yu.” After Leng Yun was defeated and before the onlookers could snap back to reality, Duan Ling Tian looked straight towards Wang Yu as his nine swords merged to become one before falling into his hand.
He was aiming to become the first.