Chapter 1309: Having His Ass On The Line
Translator: EndlessFantasy Translation Editor: EndlessFantasy Translation
“Duan Ling Tian, what enmity does Zhou Yi have with you? Why do you want to kill him?” Martial Emperor Lei Ming asked in a deep voice.
Duan Ling Tian did not reply Martial Emperor Lei Ming for he had already seen Zhou Yi’s silhouette leaving. Struck with panic, he anxiously inched forward to give chase to Zhou Yi.
No matter what, he could never let Zhou Yi go.
It was still okay if Zhou Yi escaped back to the mansion that the people of Lei Yun Peak stayed in, but if he left the Hidden Fog Island, how was he able to find Zhou Yi in this huge world and snatch the Devilseal Tablet back?
Unfortunately, the moment he twitched, Martial Emperor Lei Ming quickly blocked him.
“Scram!” He was burning with anxiety now, only wanting to catch up with Zhou Yi and kill him before seizing the Devilseal Tablet. Forgetting that the person blocking him in front was Martial Emperor Lei Ming, he randomly drove a punch outward.
The punch thrust out as if the hills were rending asunder and the earth was falling in. Duan Ling Tian’s energy seemed to have transformed into a five-colored divine dragon that sped out swiftly as it crashed into Martial Emperor Lei Ming.
Unfortunately for him, despite the loud bam, Martial Emperor Lei Ming was still able to block his attack easily.
Not only that, after Martial Emperor Lei Ming’s energy crashed against Duan Ling Tian’s, a huge part of his power remained behind and slammed down on the latter.
Duan Ling Tian was sent flying away without any difficulty. His vital energy and blood roared and the intense pain all over his body caused him to snap back into reality immediately.
Hastily, he took out a Royal Grade Resurrection Pill and swallowed it. In just the twinkling of an eye, Duan Ling Tian’s injury had recovered by more than half.
“Martial Emperor Lei Ming!” After coming to a halt, Duan Ling Tian’s eyes were filled with an extreme iciness.
He would not allow anybody to stop him from killing Zhou Yi.
A bow and arrow appeared in his hands out of thin air. It was his Royal Grade Spirit Archery Set.
The moment the archery set appeared in his hand, he pulled into a full-moon shape.
Colossal Aerolite Arrow!
Without any hesitation, Duan Ling Tian’s arrow that was as black as ink shot out like a midnight electric eel that soared through the sky.
The speed was so fast that Martial Emperor Lei Ming, who had been calm, suddenly turned horrified right away.
In a flurry, he took his own Quasi Royal Grade Spirit Weapon out and cast his most powerful technique. Luckily, he managed to block the arrow. However, the remnants of energy passed on by the Royal Grade Spirit Weapon still caused his body to quiver violently.
“Didn’t he actually use his full strength three days ago?” When Martial Emperor Lei Ming glanced at Duan Ling Tian once again, his face was solemn and his eyes were filled with dread and anxiety.
Right at that moment, Duan Ling Tian launched another arrow again.
This arrow was the same as the one just now. The moment he retrieved the first arrow, he shot it out again instantly.
Evidently, he did not have the intention to stop at all.
Another two arrows fired out and headed straight towards Martial Emperor Lei Ming as though he would never stop until he managed to kill him.
“No way! Even If he casts the strongest Heaven Rank Advanced Martial Skill, with just that strength of his, there’s no way that his force is this powerful!” Martial Emperor Lei Ming, who once again blocked Duan Ling Tian’s arrows suddenly exclaimed in his mind.
Soon, he finally realized what was happening.
“S-Saint Grade Martial Tactic! That’s right! It’s the Saint Grade Martial Tactic!” He finally understood what was going on and horror dawned on him.
Right at that second, Duan Ling Tian who had shot out three arrows towards Martial Emperor Lei Ming’s vital parts had left and was now heading towards the direction that Zhou Yi had escaped in.
After Martial Emperor Lei Ming dodged the three arrows, he drew the arrows into his grasp.
“Zhou Yi!’ As he was speeding, Zhou Yi once again appeared within Duan Ling Tian’s line of sight.
An ear-piercing whistle reverberated by Duan Ling Tian’s ear. It was obvious that this sound came from behind him and he knew that Martial Emperor Lei Ming had caught up with him.
“I don’t care anymore! Even I have to sacrifice one arrow, I must kill Zhou Yi no matter what!” Duan Ling Tian felt that his time was very limited and his eyes were filled with murderous intensity. With a raise of his hand, an arrow slid onto the bowstring of the sturdy bow in his hand and he started to aim at Zhou Yi’s silhouette.
“Stop!” A thunderous voice resonated from behind Duan Ling Tian and it was getting nearer every second.
“It’s too late!” Duan Ling Tian smirked as the arrow in his hand soared across the sky and disappeared in just the blink of an eye.
Almost right at the second he released his grip, he could see Zhou Yi, who was doing all he could to flee, suddenly tremble before falling downward.
“He’s finally dead!” Upon seeing this, Duan Ling Tian heaved a sigh of relief. He was full of confidence in his own archery skills.
His arrow had directly penetrated Zhou Yi’s heart.
However, the Royal Grade Spirit Arrow had also vanished instantly as Zhou Yi was very far away from him.
Due to this, he was unable to retrieve the arrow that was used to kill Zhou Yi through the Inscription Formation inscribed and set up on the archery set.
Even though it was quite a significant loss, he did not feel the slightest regret at all.
In his opinion, not only did the arrow managed to kill Zhou Yi, but it had also left the Devilseal Tablet behind for him.
Although the arrow was gone, he could still search for more Ink Steel to refine it, but if the Devilseal Tablet was lost, it was not something that he could refine as easily as he pleased.
Boom! Boom! Boom! Boom! Boom!
Just then, a series of rolling airwaves surged out from behind Duan Ling Tian, taking him by surprise and forcing him to hastily pull out an arrow again before shooting it out from the bow.
At the same time, Duan Ling Tian flew out and landed on the arrow. Relying on the speed of the arrow, he managed to escape by just mere inches from the thunderous impact cast by Martial Emperor Lei Ming who had chased him.
“Duan Ling Tian, I can’t believe that you actually know the Saint Grade Martial Tactic… In this case, don’t blame me for not having any mercy on you, alright?!” As Martial Emperor Lei Ming snarled loudly, a thunderstorm-like attack swept out in full fury as he charged towards Duan Ling Tian with a flick of the Quasi Royal Grade Spirit Weapon in his hand.
Right then, Martial Emperor Lei Ming also only had the intention to kill him with his assault.
The reason he intended to kill him was not to avenge Zhou Yi, but instead, it was because of the Saint Grade Martial Tactic that Duan Ling Tian cast.
When anyone reached the same level as Martial Emperor Lei Ming, he would become a little sensitive over some issues just like the Saint Grade Martial Tactic.
After he was certain that the technique that Duan Ling Tian used was the Saint Grade Martial Tactic, the first thing that rose in his mind was not to force Duan Ling Tian to hand the Saint Grade Martial Tactic over because he knew that the tactic could only be learned through the Saint Token.
Apart from that, those who managed to get their hands on the Saint Token must definitely have a powerhouse rooting behind them. This powerhouse would most likely already be at the peak of the Martial Emperor Stage.
Even if he was not, he was just a step away from the peak of the Martial Emperor Stage and was not somebody that he could easily pick a fight with.
Therefore, after making sure that the technique that Duan Ling Tian cast was the Saint Grade Martial Tactic, all he could think of was to kill him so that he would not live to tell the story.
Who knew whether Duan Ling Tian would ask the powerhouse backing him to take revenge on him or not?
Since it concerned his own life, he could not risk it at all.
After killing Duan Ling Tian, he could also check whether he was holding the Saint Token or not.
If it was, then it would be a great yield for him, but even if there was nothing, he could still avoid the crisis of losing his life.
“Die!” There was only one thought left in Martial Emperor Lei Ming’s mind — to kill Duan Ling Tian so that he could not live to tell the story.
Now that he already had the intention to kill him, his attack now was completely ruthless, forcing Duan Ling Tian to retreat one step after another. He was in a critical situation now and might lose his life anytime.
Although the Colossal Aerolite Arrow was a Saint Grade Martial Tactic, not mentioning the fact that it was also a Saint Grade Martial Tactic that was at the Human Rank Mediocre Grade, Duan Ling Tian still had yet to scratch the surface of its full potential yet.
In the face of Martial Emperor Lei Ming who was at the Fifth Level Martial Emperor Stage, he started to feel an inexplicable pressure as time went by.
“Don’t tell me that I, Duan Ling Tian, am gonna die here today?” Sent flying with a blast once again by Martial Emperor Lei Ming, Duan Ling Tian, whose vital energy and blood had turned into havoc, spat out a mouthful of blood. He had a regrettable look on his face as he reached a hand up to wipe the blood stains off his mouth.
“Bastard, do you really not have any idea to help me?” Duan Ling Tian asked Wang Ba who was hidden inside his body.
“Boy, I really don’t… My soul isn’t something that your body can withstand. If I take over your body, it’ll instantly explode to become dust! By that time, both you and I will definitely die!” Wang Ba’s voice reverberated with hints of helplessness, “Not only that, but my soul also has no carrier, so there’s no way to cast any Soul Attack at all.”
“Can’t your soul attack his directly?”
“Boy, my soul can attack his soul anytime and not only that, I can even crush his soul into pieces…” The moment Wang Ba said that, he was immediately interrupted by Duan Ling Tian, “So, why are you still not doing anything?”
“Boy, although I can crush his soul using mine, by that time, I’d be forced to take over his body and since his body isn’t able to bear my soul as well, it’ll explode into dust too! If his body explodes into dust, my soul will be annihilated too… I won’t do anything that would risk me dying,” Wang Ba continued.
He was very clear about this. If he wanted to save Duan Ling Tian, he would be forced to die together with Martial Emperor Lei Ming.
Of course, he was not willing to do so.
Upon hearing this, Duan Ling Tian dismissed the idea of getting Wang Ba to help at once.
He was not surprised by Wang Ba’s decision. After all, it was not like he and Wang Ba had a tight-knit relationship. It made sense for Wang Ba to refuse to sacrifice for him.
If he were to be in the same situation as Wang Ba now, he would most likely make the same decision as well.
“Then, if I’m killed… Will you die?” Duan Ling Tian asked.
“No,” Wang Ba answered, “If he kills you and not my soul doing the deed, your lease of life will be gone and my soul won’t be forced to take over your body. By that time, I can choose to enter his body and seek refuge in him.”
Right then, Duan Ling Tian finally understood.
Even if he died, Wang Ba would still survive.
“What a pity, boy. If you could cultivate the Colossal Aerolite Arrow to the next level, it wouldn’t be difficult for you to come to a draw with him,” Wang Ba sighed.
“Boy, don’t blame me!” In the end, Wang Ba added again, “If one could live, nobody would choose to die… Even if I am only considered as a remnant of a soul now.”
It was obvious that he did not think that Duan Ling Tian would be able to survive.
Although Duan Ling Tian did not find anything wrong with Wang Ba’s decision, there was still a sense of bitterness in his heart.
Sent flying in the air over and over again, he no longer had the energy to fight back and was filled with resentment. “Don’t tell me that I, Duan Ling Tian, will really die here today!”