Chapter 1362: The Powerful Middle-Aged Scholar
Translator: EndlessFantasy Translation Editor: EndlessFantasy Translation
“Huh? My arrow…” Duan Ling Tian frowned. He discovered he was unable to retrieve the arrow at all. It seemed like the Inscription Formation had failed.
“Don’t tell me it’s because of the gravitational pull here?” This was the only conceivable explanation Duan Ling Tian could come up with for now.
Previously, he had heard from Xue Nai that the magnetic field was different in the Dao Martial Saint Land due to its uncommon gravitational pull. Due to this reason, many Inscription Formations would fail in the Dao Martial Saint Land.
“If I had known about this earlier, I would’ve chased after the arrow… The speed of the arrow that was shot out by the Aerolite Shower is much slower than my Body and Arrow Synchronization anyway.” Duan Ling Tian felt a little regretful.
“It’s your turn now!” Duan Ling Tian’s gaze quickly shifted toward the thirty over remaining wild beasts. An evil smile soon crept up on the corner of his mouth.
Whoosh! Whoosh! Whoosh! Whoosh! Whoosh!
After Duan Ling Tian cast another round of his Aerolite Shower, the remaining thirty over wild beasts who narrowly slipped through the earlier attack were all killed. Not one was left behind at all.
Body and Arrow Synchronization.
As the arrow fell like rain, Duan Ling Tian raised his hand and shot out another arrow.
He had solidified this arrow using his True Energy.
The moment the arrow was shot out, he stepped onto it and quickly gave chase… Just as he was inches away from the ocean surface, he successfully grabbed onto the arrow that he shot out earlier and retrieved it.
Boom! Boom! Boom! Boom! Boom!
When Duan Ling Tian was about to leave after retrieving his arrow, the ocean below his feet suddenly emitted a peculiar noise.
In the next instant, the ocean below him began to rage.
“Leave now! It’s the blood of the Obsidian Pangolin that’s attracting the other wild beasts!” A pleasant voice entered Duan Ling Tian’s ears and warned him at this moment.
Duan Ling Tian instinctively lifted his head and discovered the person who warned him was the young woman among the group of three people hovering in the sky. Without any hesitation, he stomped his feet and soared up into the sky.
However, he was still too slow.
Boom! Boom! Boom! Boom! Boom!
As a loud noise reverberated in the air, the ocean’s surface raged with waves, and a few gigantic figures appeared around Duan Ling Tian.
Horror dawned on him as he glanced at his surrounding. He discovered that he was surrounded by many different wild beasts.
The first three wild beasts that appeared made him feel helpless. Their speed was horrifyingly fast, they were almost twice as fast as him. They had to be at the Mastery Stage of the Mortal Shedding Stage.
“Damn it! I’ve hit a hard rock!” Duan Ling Tian’s face was grave.
He was confident he could kill a wild beast at the Intermediate Stage of the Mortal Shedding Stage with the help of his Sun Shooting Bow. However, the difference between him and the wild beasts at the Mastery Stage of the Mortal Shedding Stage was just too huge! Even if he used his Sun Shooting Bow, it would still not be able to bridge the gap between them.
However, Duan Ling Tian was not a person who would just sit and wait for death to come for him.
In the face of the three wild beasts at the Mastery Stage of the Mortal Shedding Stage that was charging at him, he remained calm and focused his attention on one of the beasts.
Meanwhile, his True Energy charged out of his Qi Sea along with his fifteen Saint Veins and reached his hands in just a blink of an eye… With just a raise of his hand, Duan Ling Tian’s brute strength erupted. With his True energy, he managed to pull the bowstring of the Sun Shooting Bow a little before he let go of the arrow.
The arrow that was shot out immediately disappeared into thin air. When it reappeared again, it was already embedded into one of the wild beasts’ eye, blinding it.
The wild beast that was blinded in one eye by Duan Ling Tian roared madly. Its speed increased, and it arrived before Duan Ling Tian soon after.
“Damn it!” Duan Ling Tian was horrified. His arrow was stuck in the wild beast’s eye, and he could not retrieve it at all.
At this moment, he could only solidify his True Energy into an arrow and perform the Body and Arrow Synchronization to dodge the wild beast’s direct attack. However, he had underestimated the wild beast.
Almost at that instant when Duan Ling Tian stepped onto his arrow and flew out, an ear-deafening roar exploded by his ear. What came next was a black figure that seemed to block off the entire sky.
Sound of Death!
The moment Duan Ling Tian realized he was being followed, he instantly cast the only short-range offensive technique in the Colossal Aerolite Arrow — the Sound of Death.
The bowstring of the Sun Shooting Bow, the dragon tendon of the five-clawed Devil Dragon, trembled as True Energy’s light blades swept out and headed straight toward the wild beast.
However, the True Energy light blades only managed to leave marks that were neither deep nor shallow on the wild beast. Moreover, it only served to enrage the wild beast further. It was as though it would not stop until it had killed Duan Ling Tian.
“Don’t tell me that I, Duan Ling Tian, am going to die here without even stepping on the Dao Martial Saint Land.” Duan Ling Tian was horrified.
“Escape into the Seven Treasures Exquisite Pagoda!” Elder Huo’s voice resonated in Duan Ling Tian’s ears at this moment.
Due to the violent quake in the space inside the Seven Treasures Exquisite Pagoda, Elder Huo who was inside the Seven Treasures Exquisite Pagoda came out to have a look at Duan Ling Tian’s situation. He quickly reminded Duan Ling Tian when he saw he was about to be killed.
“Escape into the Seven Treasures Exquisite Pagoda? I thought the space inside the Seven Treasures Exquisite Pagoda is unstable before the fourth level is fixed, and it would send me flying out?” Duan Ling Tian was surprised by Elder Huo’s words.
However, without any careful considerations, he entered the Seven Treasures Exquisite Pagoda with just a thought in his mind… The moment he entered the Seven Treasures Exquisite Pagoda, he discovered a repelling force on his body that immediately pushed him out.
The moment Duan Ling Tian was pushed out, he was sent flying by the wild beast’s slap. Needless to say, he was severely injured.
It was a good thing he managed to escape into the Seven Treasures Exquisite Pagoda even if it was just for a moment. Otherwise, he would have died. It had helped him to avoid the wild beast’s killing blow. The force of the wild beast’s strike that landed on him was just the remnant force of it’s killing blow.
“The Seven Treasures Exquisite Pagoda can also be used this way?” Duan Ling Tian was dumbfounded as he gripped onto the Seven Treasures Exquisite Pagoda that had almost fallen into the ocean.
He really thought he was going to die earlier!
When the wild beast that was blind in one eye saw Duan Ling Tian was still alive, it became even more enraged and pounced toward him again.
The other two wild beasts at the Mastery Stage of the Mortal Shedding Stage followed suit as well.
“Looking at this situation, even if I manage to dodge one of the wild beasts’ killing blow by hiding in the Seven Treasures Exquisite Pagoda, I’ll still most likely be killed by the other two wild beasts when I’m pushed out.” Duan Ling Tian smiled wryly. He completely dismissed the idea of entering the Seven Treasures Exquisite Pagoda again.
He might be able to escape once but not twice!
At this moment, Duan Ling Tian had a bitter expression on his face when he thought he was going to die. Suddenly, a gust of wind blew past his face, and a figure appeared next to him.
He was surprised when he saw the person who had appeared before him.
He could tell this person was one of the three people hovering in the air, watching the scene. It was the middle-aged man whose head was wrapped in a silk kerchief and holding a fan in his hand. His appearance was that of a scholar.
After that middle-aged scholar appeared, he spat out a word at a speed that neither hurried nor slow, “Scram!”
Almost as soon as the middle-aged scholar’s word left his mouth, the fan in his hand disappeared into the sky… At the very least, it disappeared from Duan Ling Tian’s sight.
In the next instant, Duan Ling Tian was stunned. He saw all three of the wild beasts at the Mastery Stage of the Mortal Shedding Stage were sliced into half. After the upper halves and lower halves of their bodies were separated, they fell to the ground with eyes as big as saucers.
The moment the three wild beasts at the Mastery Stage of the Mortal Shedding Stage died, the remaining wild beasts instantly came to a halt. Fear could be seen in their eyes as they looked at the middle-aged scholar.
Although wild beasts were not as intelligent as humans, they were still living things who understood the law of the jungle. The moment they saw the wild beasts that were more powerful than them had been slaughtered, they began to hesitate.
When the fan returned to the middle-aged scholar’s hand, the surrounding wild beasts roared and ran away, plunging into the ocean one by one and vanished without a trace.
Duan Ling Tian who managed to escape death took a deep breath before he regained his senses. He quickly thanked the middle-aged scholar even though he was confounded by his strength, “Thank you, senior!”
The middle-aged scholar looked at Duan Ling Tian wordlessly.
He could not help but recall the scene earlier.
He already planned to make his move when the purple-clad young man was about to be killed by the wild beast at the Mastery Stage of the Mortal Shedding Stage. However, he did not expect the purple-clad young man would suddenly disappear just as he was about to make his move.
Initially, he thought the purple-clad young man had concealed his real strength and regarded his disappearance as him displaying a speed that even he could not see through. It was completely out of his expectation to see the purple-clad young appearing again in the next moment.
Although he managed to dodge that killing blow from the wild beast at the Mastery Stage of the Mortal Shedding Stage, he was still injured by the remnant force from the wild beast’s killing blow.
At that time, he began to realize the purple-clad young man did not actually conceal his real strength. Instead, he had cast some special technique that allowed him to vanish for a short period of time to dodge to the wild beast’s killing blow.
“Senior.” Duan Ling Tian began to feel chills running down his spine when he saw the middle-aged scholar continued to stare at him wordlessly. Could it be that this man who looked decent actually had that kind of preference?
At this moment, Duan Ling Tian felt slightly regretful. If he had known earlier, he would have chosen to be born a little uglier. Sometimes, being too handsome might not necessarily be a good thing.
Duan Ling Tian made up his mind. If this man really tried to force himself on him, he would rather die than give in. He would rather die than be humiliated!
It was easy to imagine the middle-aged scholar would probably slap him and regret saving him if he knew about the thoughts running through Duan Ling Tian’s mind.
Finally, the middle-aged scholar retracted his gaze and asked with a smile, “You’re from Fuyu Town?”
“F-Fuyu Town?” Upon hearing his words, Duan Ling Tian was taken by surprise. “What’s that?”
“You don’t know about Fuyu Town?” This time, it was the middle-aged scholar who was surprised.
“No.” Duan Ling Tian smiled awkwardly. “Ever since I left my hometown, I’ve been lost in the vast ocean… I’ve traveled for several months before I finally arrived here.”
“Fuyu Town is in Fuyu Island… Do you see the island over there?” At this time, the young woman had also descended from the sky and pointed a finger at the island in the distance. Coincidentally, that island was also Duan Ling Tian’s next destination.
“I was actually about to go there to ask for directions as well.” Duan Ling Tian smiled.
“What are you doing here actually?” The young woman asked, perplexed.
“I’m lost…” Duan Ling Tian smiled wryly before asking again, “I can see that the gravitational pull here seems to be very strong… Is this place far from the Dao Martial Saint Land?”