Chapter 1305: A Stroke Of Genius
Translator: EndlessFantasy Translation Editor: EndlessFantasy Translation
Standing in the same spot without moving an inch, he exerted his sword technique using his Spiritual Energy and defeated Leng Yun who was on the Third Level Martial Emperor Stage in just one blow.
Duan Ling Tian’s strength had taken everyone by surprise again.
“His strength is most likely already on par with an ordinary Fourth Level Martial Emperor’s.”
“Of course! Otherwise, he wouldn’t have been able to defeat Leng Yun in such a short period.”
Blazing gazes that were filled with shock and astonishment descended on Duan Ling Tian.
However, soon, these gazes transformed to become anticipatory.
“The third place of the Hidden Fog Martial Competition today belongs to Leng Yun. Right now, all that’s left is the last battle between Duan Ling Tian and Wang Yu to decide who the champion is.”
The champion of the Hidden Fog Martial Competition was going to be revealed soon. Everyone was itching with anticipation.
“Amazing! Amazing!” Demon Emperor Man Wu mused with a sigh before looking at Martial Competition Qing Xuan. “Qing Xuan, Wang Yu is the direct disciple that you’re proudest of. Do you think he’ll be able to defeat Duan Ling Tian?”
“It’s hard to say.” Qing Xuan shook his head.
“You mean even you don’t have faith in Wang Yu?” Demon Emperor Man Wu was taken aback.
“I’d have faith in him if he were going against someone else, but this is Duan Ling Tian we’re talking about…” When Martial Emperor Qing Xuan reached the end of the sentence, he stopped. However, the gaze with which he looked at Duan Ling Tian seemed to have an additional hint of complication and dread.
He could not see through this purple-clad young man at all.
Everyone had their attention on the two young men who were staring at each other.
With a calm expression, Duan Ling Tian looked at Wang Yu, the Variant who possessed the Soul Attack innate ability.
Somehow, a bow had appeared in his hand. It was entirely black like ink while the bowstring was crimson in color. Gushes of crimson mist enveloped its surroundings as it emitted gales of bloody aura.
Looking at Duan Ling Tian who was holding the bow in his hand, Wang Yu thought to himself, “Hmm, I deduce that he’s not that skilled in sword but in archery instead,”
Somehow, Duan Ling Tian had already raised his right hand with milky-white Origin Energy pulsating from it. The energy transformed into a spray of five colors in just the blink of an eye as a series of intense aura emanated from it.
In the next instant, the five-colored energy solidified into an arrow that possessed a threatening sword aura as though it was a sharp sword instead of a mere arrow.
Looking at Wang Yu, Duan Ling Tian said in a collected tone, “Let’s start.”
Right then, the energy on Wang Yu’s body had already skyrocketed and his movement was just as fast as Duan Ling Tian’s.
He nodded and his eyes that were solemn now gleamed with a peculiar demonic luster.
At the same time, the five-colored arrow that solidified in Duan Ling Tian’s right hand had also docked on the sturdy bow in his left hand before it slid perfectly onto the bowstring.
Along with strange sounds that reverberated in the air, Duan Ling Tian stretched the bowstring into the shape of a full moon as his eyes glared straight at Wang Yu. Without warning, his eyes squinted.
With a sharp light flashing across Wang Yu’s eyes, a black lotus materialized out of nowhere. As though it transformed into a black lightning bolt, it charged towards Duan Ling Tian with breakneck fury.
In just a heartbeat, the black lotus had already traversed more than half of the distance and was getting closer to Duan Ling Tian.
At the same time, Duan Ling Tian’s narrowed eyes became even smaller as he released the arrow that his energy solidified.
Colossal Aerolite Arrow!
With a clang, as the bowstring trembled, the airwaves around it quivered like ripples in a calm lake that had a stone thrown in.
The five-colored arrow soared through the sky and exuded a powerful, tyrannical aura that swept out.
Just as the arrow soared through the sky, only three people could see the arrow’s trajectory clearly. The first thought that appeared in the minds of two out of the three of them was, “Is he crazy?”
These two were the Third Island Master of the Hidden Fog Island and Demon Emperor Man Wu.
As for the third person, it was none other than Martial Emperor Qing Xuan.
The reason the Third Island Master of the Hidden Fog Island and Demon Emperor Man Wu lost their cool and questioned Duan Ling Tian’s sanity was that the arrow that he released was not aiming towards Wang Yu.
The target of the arrow that soared through the sky was the black lotus which appeared as dark as ink. It was also the innate ability that Wang Yu cast.
Although the remaining group of Martial Emperors and Demon Emperors could not see the arrow trajectory distinctly, they could catch a small trace of it.
They were certain that the arrow that shot out was the black lotus that was soaring towards him in the sky.
In that instant, the same thought rose up in many people’s minds.
“Doesn’t he know that Origin Energy and Profundity can’t touch innate abilities?”
“Crushing the innate ability will require really powerful Spiritual Energy! Only then will it work!”
“Duan Ling Tian really is crazy! Does he really think that he’ll be able to destroy the innate ability like that?”
Inwardly, they were mainly mocking how naive Duan Ling Tian was. Some people even had a sneer creeping up the corner of their mouths.
However, these sneers on the corner of their mouths froze right away when they clearly saw that along with the flashing of the five-colored arrow across the sky, the black lotus was actually struck and disappeared without a trace.
“How is this possible?!” At once, the group of people exclaimed in surprise.
How was this possible?!
Even Wang Yu who cast the innate ability to solidify into the black lotus was stunned for a moment. He did not know what had just happened.
Originally, he had already thought of a plan to defeat Duan Ling Tian.
After he had cast his innate ability, he would instantly execute his movement martial skill when Duan Ling Tian made his move and try to dodge his opponent’s attack as much as possible.
When the innate ability achieved the desired result and he was still not yet beaten, he would maintain his undefeated position.
However, right now…
As a wind gushed towards him from the front, horror dawned on Wang Yu’s face immediately. The energy that had just recoiled into his body soared up once again.
The first thing that he wanted to do now was to escape.
Right at this moment, a voice entered Wang Yu’s ears. “It’s too late.”
Although this voice was calm and emotionless, it sounded like a demonic voice when it entered Wang Yu’s ears, sending chills up his spine.
In the next second, Wang Yu heard a loud blast followed by an intense pain that spread out from his chest all over his body.
All he could feel was that he was flying in the air as though he was treading on clouds.
A coppery taste rose from his throat and rushed up as time went by, causing him to throw out a few mouthfuls of blood.
It turned out that when Wang Yu was still in a daze, Duan Ling Tian had cast out his movement martial skill, Dragon Soaring The Nine Heavens, as he appeared before him. His palm exploded forward before sending him flying away easily.
Only when Wang Yu had flown up to 100 meters away did he finally come to a halt. With his entire body in an awful condition, his face was drained of color.
By the time he took out a Healing Medicinal Pill and consumed it, the results were already out.
Duan Ling Tian had won and obtained the honor of being the champion of the Hidden Fog Martial Competition.
Commotion broke out right away, particularly among the group of people from Ling Xuan Peak who was under Yang Hui, Martial Emperor Ling Xuan. All of their faces were filled with grins of delight.
No matter what, Duan Ling Tian had represented Ling Xuan Peak to join the Hidden Fog Martial Competition, so they shared the honor together.
After Duan Ling Tian had defeated Wang Yu deftly, everybody’s attention was now trained on him, causing him to become the spotlight of the entire competition.
The group of onlookers by the side discussed amongst one another.
Their topics slowly branched out from the strength that Duan Ling Tian had demonstrated just now.
“Duan Ling Tian is really a monster!”
“That’s right! He didn’t take long to defeat both Leng Yun and Wang Yu. His strength is so powerful that it’s far exceeded my imagination!”
“And to think that Chen Zi actually planned to kill him… He really overestimated himself!”
Soon, a Martial Emperor was the first one to return to his senses as he said in a low voice, “I wonder how he actually destroyed the innate ability that Wang Yu cast.”
“Oh yeah… Until now, I still don’t get what happened with that arrow at all.”
“That arrow that crushed Wang Yu’s innate ability was a stroke of genius!”
“By right, the Soul Attack innate ability cannot be touched by Origin Energy and Profundity, let alone be destroyed by them, but the arrow he released just now wasn’t just a simple arrow at all.”
More and more people were shocked by Duan Ling Tian’s arrow. It was an extraordinary stroke of genius!
Some of the people whose cultivation base was lower and originally could not see anything at all heard the conversation of many Martial Emperors. Then, they finally understood what Duan Ling Tian had done before he defeated Wang Yu.
“The archery skill that he cast earlier somehow seems a little bit familiar…” Martial Emperor You Han frowned. Somehow, she kept feeling like the archery skill that Duan Ling Tian had displayed was reminiscent of something, yet she could not recall it at all.
Of course, it was not that her memory had failed her
Instead, it was difficult for her to connect the arrow that had destroyed the Heaven and Earth Wipeout that she cast the day before with the archery skill that he had demonstrated earlier.
This was because the arrow the day before was even more horrifying.
After all, Duan Ling Tian had used the arrow that was on the Royal Grade Spirit Weapon Level then.
On the contrary, today, he had reserved some of his strength and only solidified his own energy to become an arrow for his attack.
Just when many people had their attention on Duan Ling Tian, the Third Island Master of the Hidden Fog Island suddenly announced boisterously, shifting the attention away from Duan Ling Tian, “Those Martial Emperors and Demon Emperors whose disciples are in the top ten of the Hidden Fog Martial Competition, please come up and get your things… As for those who are in the top thirty in this competition, the rewards will be distributed at the same time ten days later,”
Right away, the Martial Emperors and Demon Emperors whose disciples were in the top ten of the Hidden Fog Martial Competition each took a Spatial Ring from the Third Island Master of the Hidden Fog Island.
“Our rewards will only be distributed ten days later?” One of the top thirty participants of the Hidden Fog Martial Competition asked unhappily with a frown.
Just as the rest of the top thirty of the Hidden Fog Martial Competition were perplexed about this, Duan Ling Tian took the Spatial Ring that Yang Hui handed to him. After he carried out the Blood Ownership Claim, he could see ten little dazzling, white stones lying inside quietly.
“These are the Saint Stones?” Duan Ling Tian was stunned. “I remember that there were also two little stones like this before in the Spatial Ring that belonged to Chen Zhi, the only son of the Second Island Master of the Hidden Fog Island.”
“Who is it?! Who killed my son?!” Without warning, an enraged bellow suddenly resonated from a distance like a deafening thunder, cutting off Duan Ling Tian’s train of thought.