Chapter 1333: Touchstone
Translator: EndlessFantasy Translation Editor: EndlessFantasy Translation
After the old man appeared, without even so much as a greeting to Duan Ling Tian, he instantly pounced forward without saying a word. His movement was ferocious and it was obvious that he wanted to kill Duan Ling Tian in a single blow.
There was a seven-foot-long spear in his hand that was shooting out a ray that was several dozen feet high, causing the air to tremble. It was as though it could pierce through everything.
Boom! Boom! Boom! Boom! Boom!
As a heart-stopping detonation continuously exploded, the ray that was several dozen feet high soon arrived before Duan Ling Tian and almost pierced a hole through him.
“Damn it!” The second the old man appeared with his swords, Duan Ling Tian was already alerted right away.
However, before he could react in time, the ray that was shot out of the old man’s seven-foot spear had already reached before him and was now barely a foot away from him.
He could not dodge in time at all.
A loud explosion resonated and was accompanied by a rolling impact wave that swept out towards the surrounding area. The sky and the surroundings were still okay, but the sea below was now in complete turbulence.
It was as if the sea surface that was originally calm had a massive stone thrown into it as the waves splashed up into the sky. With the dazzling sun as the background, the sprays of water sparkled underneath it, painting a beautiful picture.
However, be it Duan Ling Tian or the old man that had just appeared, none of them had the mood to appreciate the scenery at that second.
Right then, Duan Ling Tian was flung away by a stone tablet as if he was an arrow leaving the bowstring.
The instant the stone tablet landed on him, a gush of terrifying energy slammed onto his body through the stone tablet, causing all of his organs to vibrate horribly. All he could feel was the intense pain that emanated throughout his entire body.
If it were not for his resolute determination, he would have passed out and died already.
After throwing up a few mouthfuls of blood, Duan Ling Tian was finally able to breathe. Instantly, he took a Royal Grade Resurrection Pill out and consumed it.
The medicinal efficacy spread out and dissipated throughout his body while his injuries healed magically.
However, because he was too severely injured, his injuries could not be completely healed even after he had consumed the Royal Grade Resurrection Pill.
“At this speed, I’d need at least a span of thirty breaths before I can completely recover! I guess I’d need to drag it out a little then.” Duan Ling Tian made up his mind.
“It’s all thanks to you.” Duan Ling Tian’s gaze quickly landed on the Devilseal Tablet that flew with him.
Just now, because he managed to take the Devilseal Tablet out in time, the tablet had taken the blow for him.
Had it not been so, he would have been dead.
After flying for a further distance, Duan Ling Tian finally came to a halt. The first thing he did was to look at the hoary figure that chased up to him before mocking, “An awe-majestic Second Island Master of the Hidden Fog Island has actually come to make a sneak attack on me, a nobody? Don’t you think that’s a little embarrassing?”
“As long as I can kill you and take revenge for my son, so what if I’m a joke to everyone?” The old man who made the sneak attack on Duan Ling Tian was none other than Chen Bei, the Second Island Master of the Hidden Fog Island.
After Tang Zhen, the Great Island Master of the Hidden Fog Island had brought the group of people back to the Hidden Fog Island, blinded by revenge for his son, Chen Bei who longed to kill Duan Ling Tian felt that the Great Island Master would not be interfering anymore.
However, it had never crossed his mind that Duan Ling Tian would actually stay behind on Half Moon Island.
Not only that, but he also heard that the mysterious teenage girl beside Duan Ling Tian could actually kill the Great Island Master of the Coral Island with just the help of a yellow piece of paper that was scribbled on with a talisman.
The Great Island Master of the Coral Island had a level of strength that was in no way inferior to that of their Great Island Master of the Hidden Fog Island’s.
Due to this reason, he started to feel a sense of pressure. Nevertheless, he still came to Half Moon Island.
Actually, he had already reached Half Moon Island a few days ago. Today, he finally found the opportunity, certain that the teenage girl beside Duan Ling Tian would not appear.
“I can’t believe that you actually have a spirit weapon that you can use for defense. You’re really lucky! However, your luck won’t be that good anymore the next time!” Chen Bei smirked coldly.
“Chen Bei, do you know why I killed your son?” Duan Ling Tian asked in a deep voice.
Right then, he needed time to recuperate. Otherwise, he was no match for Chen Bei at all.
Chen Bei was the Second Island Master of the Hidden Fog Island and he was at the Eighth Level Martial Emperor Stage.
Even though his strength had made a great leap forward in the past six months, to the point that even Han Xue Nai was taken by surprise, it was still impossible for him to battle Chen Bei with an injured body.
“No matter why you killed my son… Today is the day you’ll be buried!” A cold brilliance flashed in Chen Bei’s eyes as he flicked the seven-foot-long spear in his hand. Horrifying Origin Energy swept out tyrannically and along with the Profundity Energy that soared up to the sky. They caused the air around them to quiver.
When the spear moved, the air trembled instantly like a stone thrown into the calm sea, setting off circles of ripples.
“How powerful!” Upon seeing this, Duan Ling Tian was instantly shocked, “No wonder he’s the Second Island Master of the Hidden Fog Island… Chen Bei’s strength must be at the very top among all the Eighth Level Martial Emperors.”
Although the Heaven and Earth Energy would no longer solidify into a Heaven and Earth Phenomenon no matter who made their move after they had left the Cloud Continent, Duan Ling Tian could still faintly sense the terror of Chen Bei’s strength.
“Chen Bei, before your son died, he told me something. Do you want to know what it was?” Seeing that Chen Bei was about to make his move again, Duan Ling Tian gasped inwardly, but he still had a calm facade on his face as he taunted.
It was also because of Duan Ling Tian’s composure that Chen Bei did not make his move.
The coldness in Chen Bei’s eyes did not diminish as he lifted a brow and asked in a deep voice, “What’s that?”
Sweeping a glance at the seven-foot spear in Chen Bei’s hand, Duan Ling Tian said, “Chen Bei, don’t you think you need to show your sincerity if you want to hear your son’s last words? Look at how scary you are now. You’re so terrifying that I can hardly remember what your son told me.”
“What? Are you trying to drag on longer?” Chen Bei smirked coldly. “It’s useless. Even if you transmit a communication jade slip and I can’t chase it, I still have the confidence to kill you before that little girl comes!”
“Dragging? Communication jade slip?” Duan Ling Tian shook his head dismally. “Chen Bei, I really must say that your imagination can run pretty wild… Do you think that I wouldn’t know about all this at all?”
“Just spit it out!” Chen Bei snorted.
His eyes were glaring deadly at Duan Ling Tian. “Stop trying to play tricks in front of me. If you make any strange moves, I’ll kill you instantly!”
“I believe that you’re capable of this, but you still need to give me some time to think, alright?” Duan Ling Tian said nonchalantly.
Right now, a span of more than ten breaths had gone by.
A third of the injuries on his body had already healed and the medicinal efficacy of the Royal Grade Resurrection Pill was still working in his body, continuing to heal him.
His injuries were being healed rapidly. However, he would still need a span of twenty breaths to heal completely to his prime.
The sea surface that was originally in a turbulent gradually regained its calmness.
Hovering right above the sky, Duan Ling Tian frowned slightly as though he was pondering about something. In front of him, Chen Bei was glaring dangerously at him, fearing that he would play some trick.
Chen Bei’s hand was gripping onto the seven-foot spear as the faint Origin Energy was on the verge of exploding anytime soon.
If there were the slightest movement, he would instantly blast his full energy out and kill Duan Ling Tian.
The span of another ten breaths went by again. Chen Bei warned coldly with a grave face, “My patience is limited.”
“Just a while more.” Duan Ling Tian frowned even more, not even giving a damn about Chen Bei’s face that was getting darker as time went by.
Just a little bit more and his injuries would be completely healed soon.
Once it was completely healed, he would then possess the strength to fight Chen Bei.
In these past six months, every aspect of his strength had made progress and he also wanted to test the level his strength had reached.
He would make Chen Bei his touchstone.
The final span of ten breaths went by in just a blink of an eye. Clearly sensing that the injuries in his body had completely healed, at that moment, all he could feel was his entire body entirely filled with strength.
“You tricked me!” Seeing how Duan Ling Tian eased his frown and allowed a smile to spread across his face, Chen Bei’s face turned ominous right away. Infuriated, the Origin Energy in his hand skyrocketed and merged into the seven-foot spear along with his various Profundities.
At once, the spear flicked and a powerful energy swept out as though it was able to wipe everything out.
In front of an enraged Chen Bei, a bow and an arrow appeared in Duan Ling Tian’s hand from thin air. After he slid his arrow onto the bowstring and pulled the bowstring into the shape of a full moon, the arrow shot out instantly.
All of this happened in just the blink of an eye.
When Chen Bei’s long spear trembled and soared through the sky with a ray that was several dozens of feet long shot towards where Duan Ling Tian was earlier, the latter had already dodged just a second before.
Body and Arrow Synchronization!
Stepping on the arrow that shot out, Duan Ling Tian dodged the furious attack cast by Chen Bei.
However, his crisis was not averted yet.
He could hear the wind whistling from behind him. Without turning his head, he could tell that Chen Bei was already catching up to him. However, Chen Bei’s speed was the same as his, so he could not catch up at all.
“How’s this even possible?” Having exerted his full speed to pursue Duan Ling Tian, Chen Bei realized this. His face turned grave as disbelief could be seen in his eyes. “How could he be so fast!?”
“Nothing’s impossible.” Of course, Duan Ling Tian heard him. Smiling disdainfully, he mocked, “Chen Bei, today I’d really love to see just how powerful you, the Second Island Master of the Hidden Fog Island, are! Don’t you want to avenge your son? Well, I’ll keep you company to the end!”
Somehow, Duan Ling Tian had already leaped off his arrow and was hovering in the sky in the distance. Looking down at Chen Bei from the sky, he continued to provoke him.
“Do you really think that you can defeat me just because your speed is equal to mine? What a joke! The strongest technique I, Chen Bei, have isn’t speed!” Upon hearing Duan Ling Tian’s mocking, Chen Bei was instantly enraged. Snarling loudly, he refused to lose to Duan Ling Tian.
However, before he could finish his sentence, he was already cut off by Duan Ling Tian. “You said that your speed isn’t your strongest strength but your offensive technique is, isn’t it? Well, then let me have a taste, won’t you?”
The moment Duan Ling Tian’s words left his mouth, his arrow had already slid onto his curved bow. With a creak and a tremble, his bowstring was once again pulled into a full moon.
At the same time, his gaze was fixed upon Chen Bei who was charging at him rapidly. After he locked his target on Chen Bei, he released the arrow.
The sharp arrow that was as black as ink was like an onyx lightning bolt that soared through the sky as it went head-on with Chen Bei.
Its target was the spot between Chen Bei’s brows.
As the sharp whistling got nearer, Chen Bei could only see a black spot that was getting closer to him and soon arrived before his eyes. He felt like as though he could sense the aura of death and horror dawned on him.