Chapter 1308: A Panicked Zhou Yi
Translator: EndlessFantasy Translation Editor: EndlessFantasy Translation
The group of Lei Yun Peak people stayed in the forest on the east side of the southernmost tip of the Hidden Fog Island. They were staying in a spacious mansion erected in the middle of the forest.
Their accommodation had been arranged by the Hidden Fog Island.
Not far away from the west of the mansion, a figure hovered in the air and looked at the mansion far away with the forests in between.
“Zhou Yi!” This person was none other than Duan Ling Tian who had just made his way over.
He only had one purpose going there, that was, to kill Zhou Yi and take the Devilseal Tablet back from him.
The Devilseal Tablet was originally his anyway.
Had it not been for the fact that he had lost his consciousness and left the Devilseal Tablet in the Lost Stone Forest, the tablet would have still been in his hands right then.
At this moment, all he wanted was to retrieve what was his.
He was not fond of Zhou Yi at all.
If Zhou Yi had not taken Tian Wu away, he would not have pursued him all the way to the Lost Stone Fore as well.
Had that not happened, he would not have used his Devilseal Tablet by force and activated the side effect of the tablet for the third time, which almost cost him his life as well.
The moment he thought of this, a lingering fear bubbled in his heart.
However, after waiting for a long time, Duan Ling Tian realized that Zhou Yi still had no intention of coming out.
“Martial Emperor Lei Ming has a strength that is in no way inferior to Martial Emperor You Han’s… Even though I’ve made a breakthrough to the Second Level Martial Emperor Stage now, I still don’t have any confidence to go against him.” Duan Ling Tian was very clear about that. Otherwise, he would not have chosen to wait there.
If he had the confidence to win against Martial Emperor Lei Ming, he would have long crashed into the mansion through the front door and drag Zhou Yi out before killing him. Then, he would snatch back the Devilseal Tablet that was originally his.
“Huh?” After a while, he noticed that somebody had just come out of the mansion. After seeing who it was clearly, his eyes that had lit up turned dim again.
This was because that this person was not Zhou Yi. Instead, he was one of the nine Martial Emperor’s disciples that Martial Emperor Lei Ming had brought with him.
The moment he saw that this person was going to leave, a light bulb went off in Duan Ling Tian’s mind right away. “Waiting right here for Zhou Yi isn’t that great an idea… I guess it’s better for me to just use this person.”
Seeing the disciple about to leave, he went up to him quietly without any delay and blocked his way.
“Duan Ling Tian? What do you want to do?” The moment he saw Duan Ling Tian, the Lei Yun Peak disciple put his guard up instantly. Dread rose from the bottom of his heart upon facing this purple-clad young man who had obtained the first place in the Hidden Fog Martial Competition three days ago.
As a flash of brilliance gleamed across Duan Ling Tian’s eyes, he told the Lei Yun Peak’s disciple, “I just want to make a deal with you.”
“Help me lure Zhou Yi out and once that’s done, I’ll give you 2,000 pieces of supreme grade Origin Stones. Deal?” Duan Ling Tian offered.
2,000 pieces of supreme grade Origin Stones!
Upon hearing this, the Lei Yun Peak disciple’s breathing turned rapid immediately.
He was only a normal Martial Emperor’s disciple under the command of Martial Emperor Lei Ming and was not a direct disciple. To him, 2,000 supreme grade Origin Stones was a great fortune.
Soon, the disciple’s breathing turned calm again before he answered, “Zhou Yi is Martial Emperor Lei Ming’s direct disciple. If I bring any harm to him, Lord Martial Emperor will not let me g-go…”
“3,000 pieces of supreme grade Origin Stones!” Duan Ling Tian cut him off halfway. “As long as you lure him out without alerting anyone else, I’ll kill him and avoid any future trouble. By that time, he would already be dead and can no longer report you, so who’d know that you’re the one who lured him out for me to kill?” Duan Ling Tian continued.
“Deal!” The moment the Lei Yun Peak disciple heard his promise to give him 3,000 pieces of supreme grade Origin Stones, he no longer could suppress the avarice in his heart and made his decision right away.
Actually, Zhou Yi was someone that he was jealous of.
Now, since the opportunity to hurt him had arrived, he only stood to gain and would lose nothing.
“These are 1,000 pieces of supreme grade Origin Stones… You could say that this is a downpayment. I’ll give you the other 2,000 supreme grade Origin Stones after the deal is done. A bit of a reminder though… Don’t think of deceiving me! Otherwise, I’ll still be able to kill you even if you’re under Martial Emperor Lei MIng’s protection!”
As Duan Ling Tian reached the end of his sentence, he threatened, “Three days ago, I’m sure you’ve also seen just how much I mean to the Hidden Fog Island. In order to protect me, the Great Island Master of the Hidden Fog Island who’s at the peak of the Martial Emperor Stage has even made his appearance personally.”
“T-The peak of the Martial Emperor Stage?” The Lei Yun Peak disciple’s eyes widened as he was struck with panic.
Three days ago, although he could see that the Great Island Master of the Hidden Fog Island had powerful strength, he did not expect him to be at the peak of the Martial Emperor Stage.
If that kind of powerhouse were to kill the Martial Emperor Lei Ming of Lei Yun Peak, he could easily do it in just the blink of an eye.
“Go,” Duan Ling Tian instructed.
After the disciple took the 1,000 supreme grade Origin Stones in his Spatial Ring and stored them away, he turned around and went back to the mansion that the people of Lei Yun Peak had inhabited ever since they arrived.
As for Duan Ling Tian, he followed the disciple from a distance and concealed himself at one side of the mansion.
After concealing himself behind the forest, Duan Ling Tian watched the mansion from afar and muttered to himself, “I hope that he can really lure Zhou Yi out.”
Not long after that, Duan Ling Tian saw that the Lei Yun Peak disciple had come out. There was also someone else following him.
Just by looking at the silhouette, he could tell that this person was Zhou Yi.
After the two of them appeared, they left the mansion and headed north. After making sure that nobody else was following them from behind, Duan Ling Tian began to make his move and trailed them from afar. Not long after that, he blocked their pathway in a forest far from the mansion.
“Zhou Yi,” After Duan Ling Tian made his appearance, he looked at Zhou Yi calmly with a cold gaze that was completely emotionless.
“Duan Ling Tian!” Horror dawned on Zhou Yi, who never expected himself to be unlucky enough to meet the maleficent Duan Ling Tian.
Right at that moment, he noticed a light ray shoot out towards him the moment Duan Ling Tian.
At once, Origin Energy and Profundities soared from his body, trying to resist it.
However, he was struck dumb in the next instance.
He noticed that after the Lei Yun Peak disciple reached out a hand to catch the light rays that he had thrown out, he flew far away and disappeared from his eyes in just the blink of an eye.
When that light ray got near to him, he finally realized that it was a Spatial Ring.
At that moment, he finally knew that he was being set up. “Shit! I actually let my guard down around him!”
He could already guess what was happening.
That Lei Yun disciple must have had received a bribe from Duan Ling Tian and helped the latter lure him out.
The moment he recalled the powerful strength that Duan Ling Tian had demonstrated before his eyes three days ago, all Zhou Yi could feel was a gust of cold that rushed up from the soles of his feet to the crown of his head.
“Duan Ling Tian, the incident that happened the last time was all my fault… However, that was because Martial Emperor Shi Qi told me to do so! He was the one who asked me to take Miss Tian Wu back to the Lost Stone Forest!” Taking a deep breath, Zhou Yi looked at Duan Ling Tian and pushed all the blame on Martial Emperor Shi Qi.
“Three days ago, before the Hidden Fog Martial Competition began, I already met with Martial Emperor Shi Qi. His strength was much inferior to mine and when his life was just hanging by a thread, he told me everything in order to beg for his life.” Duan Ling Tian cast an indifferent glance at Zhou Yi. “Including why you betrayed the Lost Stone Forest!”
Upon hearing Duan Ling Tian’s words, horror dawned on Zhou Yi right away.
Without any hesitation, Zhou Yi turned to escape.
What a joke!
Since Duan Ling Tian had already found out about everything, then the reason he was there was not only to take revenge for Feng Tian Wu whom he had kidnapped but for that mysterious stone tablet as well.
If he remained behind, not only would his mysterious stone tablet be snatched away, but even he would be killed as well.
However, would he be able to escape?
In just the twinkling of an eye, Duan Ling Tian appeared once again in the middle of Zhou Yi’s pathway and blocked him.
“Duan Ling Tian, I can give you what you want…” Horror dawned on Zhou Yi once again. At this moment, he also realized that he would not be able to escape from Duan Ling Tian’s sight, so right then, he schemed an idea of taking the Devilseal Tablet out to beg for forgiveness from Duan Ling Tian this time.
Unfortunately, Duan Ling Tian did not have the intention to finish listening to his words as he cut him off right away. “Stop the useless rants… Today, you will die!”
The moment his words left his mouth, he charged out and as though he transformed into a five-colored divine dragon that had its bloody mouth opened wide, he tore towards Zhou Yi, seemingly wanting to swallow him whole.
“Noooo!” Zhou Yi cried out shrilly in despair.
Right at that moment, Zhou Yi cried out and all he could hear was a loud sound by his ear.
In the next instance, a gush of vast rolling impact waves crashed onto him and sent him flying away with a blast.
Due to the reason that Zhou Yi thought that he would definitely die and that it would be useless even if he tried to defend himself, he did not deliberately block Duan Ling Tian’s attack. This left him vulnerable and he was sent flying very far away.
“I’m alive… I’m still alive!” Not giving a damn about the intense pain that resonated throughout his entire body caused by the blast of the impact wave, Zhou Yi spat blood out while looking frenziedly happy.
After being washed by a surge of joy, he began to slowly calm down again. “By right, Duan Ling Tian only needs one blow to blast me into a pile of mess in just one blow with his strength… B-But…”
When Zhou Yi finally came to a halt and looked at the distance, he noticed that there was an additional figure blocking Duan Ling Tian’s path.
Even though it was quite a distance away and the silhouette was slightly blurry, he could still recognize in just a glance that this silhouette belonged to Martial Emperor Lei Ming.
“I hope he’ll be able to kill Duan Ling Tian! Otherwise, if this Duan Ling Tian still survives, he’ll only pose as a disaster to me!” Zhou Yi thought to himself.
However, right then, Zhou Yi did not go over. Instead, he only looked from a distance.
“Don’t tell me that this Duan Ling Tian has actually concealed his real strength!” The moment he recalled how Duan Ling Tian revealed his strength bit by bit three days ago and took him by surprise by surprise one after another, a sense of ominous premonition rose up in his heart. “No! I can’t continue to remain here! Who knows whether Duan Ling Tian has really concealed his strength or not!? If he really did indeed conceal his strength and that his real strength is actually powerful enough to defeat Martial Emperor Lei Ming, won’t I be dead then?! Flee! I must flee! I must flee from here just in case!”
The moment his train of thought reached here, Zhou Yi immediately turned around and escaped without any hesitation more.
However, he had forgotten something.
If Duan Ling Tian really did possess a strength that could defeat Martial Emperor Lei Ming, why would he deliberately find someone else to lure him out then?