Chapter 1326: Devil Cultivator
Translator: EndlessFantasy Translation Editor: EndlessFantasy Translation
“Ant?” Duan Ling Tian’s lips twitched when he heard Wang Ba’s words.
He could not believe Wang Ba called someone at the Mortal Shedding Stage an ant.
If that was true, did it not mean that Duan Ling Tian was worse than an ant?
Duan Ling Tian was currently an Innate Void Restoration Stage Martial Cultivator if he were to follow the Dao Martial Saint Land… No matter if it was the Acquired Stage or the Innate Stage, both of them were merely at the Mortal Stage.
Whether if it were Martial Cultivators or Dao Cultivators, they would only be able to break through to the Mortal Shedding Stage successfully after breaking the Mortal Stage’s shackles.
“I’ll see when the time comes… I have a feeling that things are not as simple as they seem,” Duan Ling Tian said.
He had thought about this a few times. Since Di Yong the Island Master of Half Moon Island was suspected to be at the Mortal Shedding Stage, nobody would be a match for him on the Four Great Overseas Saint Lands or Cloud Continent.
At least nobody was a match for him on the surface of things.
Nothing was absolute. Duan Ling Tian did not dare to say there were no hidden powerhouses on Cloud Continent or the Overseas Saint Islands.
Xue Nai had frequently visited the Overseas Saint Islands and Cloud Continent, so it was entirely possible for other powerhouses from Dao Martial Saint Land to visit as well.
Today was the day Di Yong the Island Master of Half Moon Island would test the three participants from the three Overseas Saint Islands and select his direct disciple.
With the guidance of the three Vice Island Masters of Half Moon Island, the three participants from the Overseas Saint Islands arrived deep in the mountain on the north of Half Moon Island.
The mountain was surrounded by fog all year long, and there were many Inscription Formations set up within it.
Duan Ling Tian could clearly sense the waves from the Inscription Formations from far away.
“They’re from Coral Island?” Duan Ling Tian looked at the group of people nearby.
There was an old man leading a group of 28 people instead of thirty. They all followed behind him closely.
The two missing people were Luo Feng Zhu and Lin Tai whom Han Xue Nai killed half a month ago.
“That’s the Second Island Master of Coral Island.” A voice entered Duan Ling Tian’s ears. He could tell it was Master Fang Wen, the Third Island Master of Hidden Fog Island.
Ever since Han Xue Nai’s attack from half a month ago, no matter if it were the First or Third Island Master of Hidden Fog Island, all of them treated the people close to Han Xue Nai politely.
Seeing that Duan Ling Tian looked interested in the leader of the people from Coral Island, Fang Wen took the initiative to disclose this information to him. He was doing that to please Han Xue Nai since Duan Ling Tian was close to her.
Therefore, Fang Wen did not dare to slack when he was around Duan Ling Tian.
At this moment, the people from Coral Island noticed Duan Ling Tian and the others. Their eyes were filled with vengeance as they looked at Han Xue Nai who was standing next to Duan Ling Tian.
“What? Are you guys planning to avenge those three fellows?” Han Xue Nai asked slowly as she glanced at the people from Coral Island. Her eyes gleamed fiercely when she spoke.
All of a sudden, the expressions of everyone from Coral Island, including the Second Island Master of Coral Island, changed drastically. Although they were angry, they shifted their eyes away from Han Xue Nai in the end.
This was not a joke!
This person killed their First Island Master, the No.1 powerhouse on Coral Island, half a month ago in just one blow.
It would be a piece of cake for her to kill them if they offended her.
“It’s the people from Heaven Reef Island,” someone said. Duan Ling Tian immediately shifted his attention to another group of people. They were led by an old man and a middle-aged man, while thirty people followed close behind.
Naturally, apart from the thirty people, there were also a group of people who followed from far behind. It was obvious they only came to join in the fun.
Just like the Martial Emperors, Demon Emperors and their disciples from Cloud Continent who did not make it to the top 30 joined the fun during the Hidden Fog Martial Competition.
After the group from Heaven Reef Island arrived, they glanced at Han Xue Nai too. There was fear in the depth of their eyes.
It was obvious they had caught wind of what Han Xue Nai did half a month ago.
“Everyone else, please wait here. Those in the top 30 of the Hidden Fog Martial Competition, follow me,” Xiao Kun the Vice Island Master of Half Moon Island said. He was the one who arranged the accommodation for the people from Hidden Fog Island.
At the same time, the other two Vice Island Masters of Half Moon Island spoke to the people from the two other Overseas Saint Islands.
At this moment, participants from the three Overseas Saint Islands gathered under the guidance of the three Vice Island Masters of Half Moon Island. They disappeared before everyone and entered the deep mountain that was shrouded with fog.
“I supposed it’s hopeless for the rest to compete for the spot of Master Di Yong’s direct disciple today,” somebody said with a sigh.
“That’s right. That lady from Hidden Fog Island even killed the First Island Master of Coral Island. She’ll probably be the winner today… She’ll probably be selected by Master Di Yong to be his direct disciple,” someone said in agreement.
“I don’t think so… I heard she killed the First Island Master of Coral Island with the help of external strength. She might not be a match for the First Island Master of Coral Island without the help of external strength,” somebody said.
“She killed the First Island Master of Coral Island with the help of external strength… However, she didn’t use external strength when she killed Luo Feng Zhu who ranked No.1 in the Coral Martial Competition.”
“That’s right. Although Luo Feng Zhu was distracted at that time, she managed to kill him before he even had time to react. Her ability’s definitely above Luo Feng Zhu.”
“If she’s so powerful, why isn’t she No.1 in the Hidden Fog Martial Competition?” Many of them discussed Han Xue Nai among themselves.
Soon after, they heard from the people of Hidden Fog Island that Han Xue Nai did not participate in the Hidden Fog Martial Competition back then.
“If she participated, she would’ve been No.1 in the Hidden Fog Martial Competition… That Duan Ling Tian won’t stand a chance at all,” many of them said after finding out what had happened.
As the crowd carried on with their discussion outside, Duan Ling Tian and the other 88 participants discovered the three Vice Island Masters of Half Moon Island had vanished into thin air shortly after entering deep into the mountain.
Soon after, everything before their eyes became illusory.
Subsequently, all of them noticed they had arrived at a different place. The place seemed real, but they knew everything was just an illusion.
“Illusory Formation?” Duan Ling Tian smiled in disdain. Although his Spiritual Energy was only at the Third Level Martial Emperor Stage which made it difficult for him to counter Martial Emperor powerhouses at a higher level, it was enough for him to see through the Illusory Formation.
One must know that he had inherited the Rebirth Martial Emperor’s memories from his two lives. Apart from being a Royal Grade weapons craftsman, the Rebirth Martial Emperor was also an Inscription Master during his second life.
With the help of Rebirth Martial Emperor’s memory on Inscription Dao, Duan Ling Tian managed to see through the Illusory Formation with his Spiritual Energy quickly.
From the beginning until the end, the obstacles within the Illusory Formation did not even manage to materialize.
After breaking the Illusory Formation, Duan Ling Tian noticed there seemed to be devils dancing around him… Those who came in with him were flying in every direction and attacking without stopping.
They were attacking the air like they were possessed.
Many of them were even accidentally hurt.
Duan Ling Tian knew their insanity was the doing of the Illusory Formation.
“Eh? Where’s Xue Nai?” Duan Ling Tian’s expression changed slightly when he noticed Xue Nai was nowhere to be seen.
Apart from Xue Nai, the other 86 people were around him. There was a total of 87 people, including him.
Xue Nai was the only one missing.
“Did something happen to Xue Nai?” Duan Ling Tian had a terrible expression on his face.
When Duan Ling Tian was about to leave to look for Xue Nai, a gust of wind blew around him out of nowhere. It felt like the wind came from a grave. It would give rise to goosebumps to people who encountered it.
Duan Ling Tian’s face turned solemn when he felt that eerie wind.
“Kid, you have bad luck today… It’s a Mortal Shedding Stage Devil Cultivator,” Wang Ba’s voice sounded in a timely manner in Duan Ling Tian’s mind.
“Devil Cultivator!” Duan Ling Tian’s eyes widened in shock.
He was no stranger to Devil Cultivators. He had taken the initiative to learn about them from Wang Ba.
He had asked Wang Ba because he was a Devil Cultivator back then. He was a Devil Cultivator at the Saint Stage, that was why he knew Devil Cultivators as well as he knew himself.
Devil Cultivator was just a general name.
Anyone who used unorthodox cultivation techniques to cultivate and elevate their abilities was called Devil Cultivators, regardless if they were Martial Cultivators or Dao Cultivators.
“I can’t believe you broke the Illusory Formation so quickly,” a voice with a tinge of surprise in it sounded at this moment.
Subsequently, Duan Ling Tian noticed a muscular silhouette had appeared before him as a rumbling black fog came from all directions.
It was a middle-aged man dressed in black. He was so big and tall that he looked like a gigantic tower.
The black-clad middle-aged man eyes were locked on him at this moment.
“You’re… Di Yong?” When Duan Ling Tian was about to ask the black-clad middle-aged man who he was, Wang Ba spoke in his head. That was how he discovered the black-clad man’s identity.
“That’s right. I’m Di Yong, the Island Master of Half Moon Island,” the black-clad middle-aged man said.
“Di Yong, you got the three Overseas Saint Islands to select us in the name of recruiting a direct disciple for you… Did you do everything just for today? So you can absorb our vital essence?” Duan Ling Tian asked in his deep voice as his eyes gleamed ferociously.
“How do you know that?” Di Yong narrowed his eyes in shock when he heard Duan Ling Tian detailing his plan. He did not expect him to be able to guess his plan.
One had to know, apart from him, only the three Vice Island Masters of Half Moon Island knew about the plan.
It did not occur to him that there was a Devil Cultivator hiding deep in the recesses of Duan Ling Tian’s mind. Moreover, the Devil Cultivator was a Saint Stage powerhouse at his peak.
Naturally, Wang Ba had seen through Di Yong’s plot.
He wanted to absorb the vital essence of everyone present so he could elevate his ability using their lives.