Chapter 1329: The Ruthless Devil Cultivator
Translator: EndlessFantasy Translation Editor: EndlessFantasy Translation
“Brother Ling Tian.” When Duan Ling Tian was still fretting over Han Xue Nai’s safety, a familiar voice resonated from the distance. He instantly heaved a sigh of relief.
“Xue Nai.” The voice accompanied the appearance of a yellow-clad teenage girl. It was none other than Han Xue Nai.
“Brother Ling Tian, what’s going on here? I just heard a few loud noises coming from here,” Han Xue Nai asked.
“Xue Nai, where did you go?” Duan Ling Tian asked curiously. He did not reply her question for the time being.
“I encountered an illusion earlier. It wasn’t a big deal. But I was curious so I chased after the enemies in the Illusion,” Han Xue Nai recounted her experience in a single breath, “After I left the illusion, I noticed everyone had disappeared… It must be because I strayed too far from everyone. I searched for a very long time and in the end, I only rushed here when I heard noises in this direction.”
“Did you say the enemies you met in the illusion were trying to escape?” Duan Ling Tian asked.
“Yes.” Han Xue Nai nodded.
“It looks like somebody purposely lured you away,” Duan Ling Tian responded.
There were a total of 88 people including him. Only Han Xue Nai had left. Moreover, it was the illusion from the Illusory Formation that lured her away.
It was obvious somebody had intentionally lured her away.
“It must be Di Yong… However, he actually gave up on absorbing Xue Nai’s vital essence?” The moment Duan Ling Tian thought of this, he frowned. However, his faced eased up again quickly. “It must be due to the incident two weeks ago… He must have known that it was a Dao Talisman. And from there, he must have deduced that Xue Nai’s background is not simple so he didn’t dare to do anything to her.”
Two weeks ago, Han Xue Nai had attacked and used the Dao Talisman to annihilate the First Island Master of Coral Island.
This incident had shocked the entire Half Moon Island.
As the Island Master of the Half Moon Island, Di Yong must have learned about it.
The Dao Talisman could only be drawn by a Dao Cultivator at the Saint Rudiment Stage or above. Moreover, it was not something that could be drawn by just any Dao Cultivator.
A person who could take out a Dao Talisman either had a strong powerhouse or force supporting him from behind.
“No matter which one it is, Di Yong still didn’t dare to risk picking a fight with Xue Nai.” Duan Ling Tian easily came to this conclusion.
“Luring me away intentionally?” Han Xue Nai was perplexed. “Brother Ling Tian, what are you talking about? Why would someone deliberately lure me away?”
“Xue Nai,” Duan Ling Tian took a deep breath and told her, “There were a total of 88 people who came in here, including you, Wang Yu, and I… However, only three of us survived.”
“WHAT?!” Upon hearing Duan Ling Tian’s words, even Han Xue Nai who had seen much in life could not help but feel horrified.
85 people were gone?
How long had it been?
“Brother Ling Tian, what happened?” Han Xue Nai asked. Her face became more solemn as time passed.
“Previously, Di Yong, the Island Master of the Half Moon Island, appeared as soon as I broke the illusion,” Duan Ling Tian explained with a serious face, “The moment he appeared, black mist rose from his body and 86 black rays stretched out from his body before it connected with the 86 people. The 86 people were caught in the illusion so they did not feel anything at all…”
Then, Duan Ling Tian recounted the entire incident to her, including how Wang Yu managed to wake up in time and escaped death.
“How lucky of you.” After glancing at Wang Yu, Han Xue Nai looked at Duan Ling Tian again. “Brother Ling Tian, that Di Yong, the Island Master of Half Moon Island, was actually a Devil Cultivator. Do you know about Devil Cultivators?” Han Xue Nai asked.
“Yes.” Duan Ling Tian nodded.
“What’s a Devil Cultivator?” Wang Yu could not help but ask. His face was a little pale.
This was not because of Han Xue Nai words. It was because of his brothers from the same master.
His brothers from the same master were still alive and lively when they entered, but they were all gone in just a moment.
“A Devil Cultivator is a human or a Demon who would do anything just to raise their strength… Absorbing one’s vital essence is one of the techniques that Devil Cultivators have. There are many Devil Cultivators who would eat newborn babies who are not even a month old alive and devour the congenital Qi inside the babies to cultivate,” Han Xue Nai roughly explained.
Just this rough explanation alone was enough to shock Wang Yu. “E-Eating new-born babies alive?”
Duan Ling Tian’s face turned grave as well.
Although he had heard about all these from Wang Ba before, his heart was still filled with rage when heard Xue Nai mentioning it again… Some of the Devil Cultivators’ actions were really like animals!
They were worse than animals!
“Brother Ling Tian, then what happened next? That Di Yong is so nice, he actually let two of you go?” Han Xue Nai asked.
“That Di Yong… is killed by Duan Ling Tian,” Wang Yu answered before Duan Ling Tian even managed to answer.
“K-Killed?” Upon hearing Wang Yu’s words, Han Xue Nai was stunned. When she looked at Duan Ling Tian again, her eyes were shining with disbelief.
“Brother Ling Tian, you’ve snatched back the Devilseal Tablet?” She asked using her Voice Transmission.
This was the only feasible explanation she could think of.
According to Duan Ling Tian’s words, she could tell Di Yong, the Island Master of Half Moon Island, was at least at the Mortal Shedding Stage.
However, someone like him had died in Duan Ling Tian’s hand.
If a person used ordinary logic to deduce this, he would not be able to understand this at all.
At this moment, she suddenly remembered the Devilseal Tablet that Zhou Yi, Martial Emperor Shi Qi’s direct disciple, had stolen away.
She had found out about this when she went to the Lost Stone Forest with Little White.
“Yes,” Duan Ling Tian nodded before replying through Voice Transmission, “Before you arrived on Hidden Fog Island, I’ve already killed Zhou Yi and snatched the Devilseal Tablet back.”
Duan Ling Tian was not surprised Han Xue Nai knew about the Devilseal Tablet. After all, she was from the Dao Martial Saint Land, and the Devilseal Tablet was a Super Saint Weapon in the Ten Great Saint Weapon Rankings. It was something that was well-known in the entire Dao Martial Saint Land.
He was also not surprised she knew the Devilseal Tablet was in his hand. After all, Martial Emperor Shi Qi from Lost Stone Forest had mentioned that he had disclosed the incident regarding the Devilseal Tablet to Xue Nai.
Although Martial Emperor Shi Qi had no idea that it was the Devilseal Tablet, with Xue Nai’s intelligence, it would not be difficult for her to figure things out.
He was not surprised as well when she asked if he had snatched the Devilseal Tablet back.
With his current strength, he would not be able to kill a powerful Devil Cultivator at the Mortal Shedding Stage unless he used the Devilseal Tablet.
“Brother Ling Tian, you must take care of the Devilseal Tablet properly… It’s still okay here on Cloud Continent and the Overseas Saint Islands. If you’re in the Dao Martial Saint Land, and somebody finds out that you the Devilseal Tablet is in your possession, many people will stop at nothing just to get their hands on it,” Han Xue Nai continued to remind him using Voice Transmission as her face turned even graver.
“I understand.” Duan Ling Tian nodded.
He had mentally prepared himself long ago regarding the things Xue Nai told him.
Once he arrived at the Dao Martial Saint Land, he would not activate the Devilseal Tablet unless he could guarantee the news of the Devilseal Tablet would not leak out or if he was in a life-or-death situation.
“Brother Ling Tian… Should we kill this Wang Yu? After all, he has seen how you killed Di Yong using that Devilseal Tablet,” Han Xue Nai suggested using Voice Transmission.
“No,” Duan Ling Tian shook his head before answering through Voice Transmission, “He doesn’t know about the Devilseal Tablet nor does he know I only managed to kill Di Yong because of the Devilseal Tablet… He probably thinks I’ve hidden my true cultivation base.”
“In that case, I’ll ask him to swear using the Nine-Nine Heavenly Tribulation that he won’t disclose the incident of you killing Di Yong to anyone else,” Han Xue Nai said.
Before Duan Ling Tian could react in time, she had already forced Wang Yu to swear using the Nine-Nine Heavenly Tribulation that he would not disclose the incident of Duan Ling Tian killing Di Yong to anybody.
Wang Yu had already felt a little fearful of Han Xue Nai who had killed the powerful First Island Master of Coral Island, and it could be said that Duan Ling Tian had saved his life for killing Di Yong so he had no intention of harming Duan Ling Tian at all.
Due to this reason, he agreed to take an oath not to tell anyone about Duan Ling Tian killing Di Yong.
Duan Ling Tian was still little dazed after he had recounted everything to Han Xue Nai… He did not expect the Island Master of Half Moon Island — the strongest island among the four great Overseas Saint Islands — would actually die in his hand.
In fact, he was someone at the Mortal Shedding Stage and was much more powerful compared to someone at the peak of the Martial Emperor Stage.
Moreover, his true form was actually a divine dragon.
“If it wasn’t for the Devilseal Tablet, I wouldn’t even be able to inflict any damage on Di Yong even if there was 1,000 of me or 10,000 of me.” Duan Ling Tian understood this very well.
The reason he could kill Di Yong and seal his soul was all thanks to the Devilseal Tablet in his hand.
Naturally, Di Yong being a Devil Cultivator was a huge contributing factor as well.
If he was not a Devil Cultivator but a normal Martial or Dao Cultivator, the Devilseal Tablet would have no effect on him at all. At that time, Duan Ling Tian would not have been able to kill him.
‘But… If Di Yong was not a Devil Cultivator, this incident wouldn’t have happened.’ The moment he thought of this, he shook his head.
It seemed like the incident today was destined to happen.
Perhaps, even after his soul was devoured and sealed, Di Yong still would not be able to understand why he was so unlucky to have met with the mortal enemy of all Devil Cultivators — the Devilseal Tablet.
If he had known Duan Ling Tian had the Devilseal Tablet in his possession, he would have long lured Duan Ling Tian away just like how he had lured Han Xue Nai away.
“Xue Nai, what’s the highest level cultivation base of a Devil Cultivator that I can seal using this Devilseal Tablet?” Duan Ling Tian asked using his Voice Transmission.
“Brother Ling Tian, you’re at the Innate Stage now so you can seal Devil Cultivators at any level of the Mortal Shedding Stage,” Han Xue Nai said.
“Then how about the Devil Cultivators at the Saint Rudiment Stage?” Duan Ling Tian asked.
“With your current cultivation base, the most you can do is invoke fear in the Saint Rudiment Stage Devil Cultivator even if you activate the Devilseal Tablet, Brother Ling Tian… You won’t be able to seal him at all,” Han Xue Nai replied.
Upon hearing Han Xue Nai’s words, Duan Ling Tian was slightly disappointed.
“By the time I’ve cultivated to the peak of the Martial Emperor Stage that’s also the peak of the Innate Stage, will I be able to deal with a Saint Rudiment Stage Devil Cultivator with the Devilseal Tablet?” Duan Ling Tian asked again.
“No.” Han Xue Nai shook her head. “The force of the Devilseal Tablet mainly relies on the stage of your cultivation base and not the cultivation base per se… I’m sure you feel it as well when you used it, Brother Ling Tian. It actually doesn’t rely much on your Origin Energy.”