Chapter 1364: Defeating Ye Man in One Blow!
Translator: EndlessFantasy Translation Editor: EndlessFantasy Translation
Moreover, Senior Lin had saved his life earlier.
No matter what, there was no reason for him to reject this person’s invitation.
Guo Li took the initiative to congratulate Duan Ling Tian, “After joining the City Governor’s Estate in Mound Hill City, you’ll have roots in the Dao Martial Saint Land… Your time here will be much more comfortable having someone to depend on.”
“Thank you,” Duan Ling Tian thanked Guo Li immediately.
“Hmph!” Ye Man scoffed in his deep voice. It was obvious he was unhappy Duan Ling Tian was joining the City Governor’s Estate in Mound Hill City too.
“Ye Man!” Lin Qing Rong looked at Ye Man at this moment.
“Senior Lin.” Ye Man was humble when faced with Lin Qing Rong. It was as though he was a completely different person.
“You should leave,” Lin Qing Rong said calmly.
“What?!” Clearly, Ye Man did not understand what Lin Qing Rong meant.
“I’m asking you to return to Fuyu Island… My quota for recruiting Martial Cultivator and Dao Cultivators on Fuyu Island this time is only limited to two people.” Lin Qing Rong made his intention very clear with his words.
“Only two people?” Guo Li was shocked. It was obvious she had also just found out about this.
Ye Man finally understood what Lin Qing Rong was trying to say.
What Lin Qing Rong meant was obvious. He could only recruit two people, and he had initially recruited Ye Man and Guo Li… However, now that Duan Ling Tian was joining them, Ye Man who was less powerful than Guo Li was no longer needed, and he should return home.
“Why?!” Ye Man’s expression was terrible. He looked at Duan Ling Tian furiously after glancing at Lin Qing Rong and said in his deep voice, “I’ll concede to Guo Li since she’s more powerful than me.”
“But what’s with this Duan Ling Tian? Although his performance earlier wasn’t too shabby, I can do whatever he did… Why does he deserve this more than me?” Ye Man said with an unwilling and resentful expression on his face.
“What? You’re thinking of competing with Duan Ling Tian?” Lin Qing Rong asked as he narrowed his eyes. A hint of amusement flashed through his eyes.
“That’s right! I won’t yield unless he defeats me!!” Ye Man’s began to raise his voice the more he spoke.
“Duan Ling Tian, are you willing to fight him? If you are, you may do so… If you’re not, just ignore him. I, Lin Qing Rong, will decide who gets recruited,” Lin Qing Rong said as he looked at Duan Ling Tian with a smile on his face.
He could not stop smiling whenever he looked at Duan Ling Tian… In his opinion, Duan Ling Tian was like a treasure that he had found.
He was only 35 years old, and his cultivation base was at the Intermediate Mortal Shedding Stage even though he had just arrived at the Dao Martial Saint Land.
Such a genius was on par with the favorite disciple of the City Governor of Mound Hill City.
Ye Man looked even more solemn after listening to Lin Qing Rong’s words.
His words clearly indicated that whether Duan Ling Tian accepted his challenge or not, he would still bring him to Mound Hill City.
At this moment, he felt as though the raging fire in him was about to explode.
“Duan Ling Tian, you’re a coward if you don’t accept my challenge! You’re useless! You’re trash!” Ye Man shouted at Duan Ling Tian as though he had gone insane from his anger.
“What a crazy dog!” A cold gleam flashed through Duan Ling Tian’s eyes when Ye Man finished speaking. “Since you’ve challenged me, naturally, there’s no reason for me to reject you.”
“Great! Fantastic!!” Ye Man stepped forward in the air excitedly and stood across Duan Ling Tian when he heard him accepting his challenge.
“Duan Ling Tian, I’ll prove my ability to Senior Lin that you’re below me.” A saber appeared in Ye Man’s hand suddenly. The crescent-shaped saber released waves of terrifying aura. Duan Ling Tian thought it looked familiar.
‘Royal Grade Spirit Weapon? No, it should be a Human Rank Mediocre Saint Weapon.’ To be safe, Duan Ling Tian brought out his Sun Shooting Bow immediately when he saw Ye Man had brought out his Saint Weapon. He was just a Martial Cultivator at the Early Stage of the Mortal Shedding Stage after all, and Ye Man was a Martial Cultivator at the Intermediate Stage of the Mortal Shedding Stage.
‘Unfortunately… I don’t have any arrows left.’ Duan Ling Tian sighed inwardly when he recalled his last arrow had fallen into the ocean together with the wild beasts Ling Qing Rong had killed.
‘But even without arrows… It’s enough for me to defeat this Ye Man,’ Duan Ling Tian thought to himself.
Suddenly, a familiar voice entered Duan Ling Tian’s ears. “Duan Ling Tian, Ye Man’s a Martial Cultivator at the Intermediate Stage of the Mortal Shedding Stage with thirteen open Saint Veins. He’ll have at least forty open Saint Veins when he cultivates to the Paramount Mortal Shedding Stage. He has the potential to break through to the Saint Rudiment Stage.”
Thirteen Saint Veins?
At least forty Saint Veins would be open?
The potential to break through to the Saint Rudiment Stage?
Duan Ling Tian almost laughed out loud when he heard Guo Li’s True Energy Voice Transmission.
A Martial Cultivator at the Intermediate Stage of the Mortal Shedding Stage with only thirteen open Saint Veins?
One must know that Duan Ling Tian already had fifteen open Saint Veins even though he was only at the Early Stage of the Mortal Shedding Stage… However, the Intermediate Stage of the Mortal Shedding Stage had a bigger Qi Sea. He was no match for Ye Man if they were to compare their True Energy.
As the No.2 powerhouse among the younger generation in Dao Martial Saint Land’s Fuyu Island, one could imagine the Saint Grade Martial Tactic Ye Man had cultivated was most likely powerful. At least, it was more powerful than what Duan Ling Tian was cultivating…
After all, Duan Ling Tian had only just begun to study Saint Grade Martial Tactic two to three years ago.
His confidence came from the Sun Shooting Bow in his hand as well as his powerful body.
He managed to fight the Obsidian Pangolins without using his True Energy, Sun Shooting Bow or Saint Grade Martial Tactic earlier… That alone proved how powerful his body was.
His current body was even more powerful than a Five-Clawed Divine Dragon at the Early Stage of the Mortal Shedding Stage.
“You! I only need to attack once with my saber, and you’ll be gone!” Ye Man glared at Duan Ling Tian with disdain and vanished from his spot as soon he finished speaking. It was as though he had turned into a gust of wind before he arrived in front of Duan Ling Tian.
He was just slightly slower than Duan Ling Tian at his full speed.
‘The Intermediate Stage of the Mortal Shedding Stage’s True Energy is really something.’ Duan Ling Tian was secretly impressed when he saw Ye Man appeared before him. Ye Man’s speed was just a little slower than Duan Ling Tian when he used the Body and Arrow Synchronisation.
“Die!” Ye Man shouted with a mocking expression on his face when he saw Duan Ling Tian seemed to be shocked by his appearance. It did not seem like he had any intention to dodge at all. He slashed the saber in his hand down immediately.
A crescent-shaped ferocious ray that emitted a chilly aura appeared as soon as he slashed his saber.
The saber’s speed was much faster than Ye Man’s speed.
‘What a quick saber slash!” Duan Ling Tian was stunned by the saber’s lightning speed. It must be a Saint Grade Martial Tactic’s saber martial technique because it was impossible for a regular saber martial technique to be that fast.
Duan Ling Tian’s face was tensed as he quickly placed his hand on the Sun Shooting Bow’s bowstring.
“Duan Ling Tian!” Guo Li’s expression changed drastically when she saw Duan Ling Tian had no intention to dodge Ye Man’s saber. Even she did not dare to underestimate Ye Man.
On the other hand, Lin Qing Rong watched as everything unfold as though he was not worried at all… In reality, he knew how powerful Duan Ling Tian was when he had blinded the wild beast at the Mastery Stage of the Mortal Shedding Stage earlier.
Not only was he more powerful than Ye Man, but he was even more powerful than Guo Li.
Therefore, he was not worried at all when Ye Man challenged Duan Ling Tian.
As a deafening and horrible noise was heard, a True Energy light blade shot toward Ye Man’s saber the second Duan Ling Tian released the bowstring on the Sun Shooting Bow.
Compared to the True Energy on Ye Man’s saber, the True Energy light blade was insignificant. It did not look like a True Energy at the Intermediate Stage of the Mortal Shedding Stage.
However, the insignificant True Energy light blade was faster than the saber in Ye Man’s hand. The energy contained in it seemed to be very powerful as well because it shot Ye Man’s saber away when they collided… Not only that, even Ye Man was sent flying. He only regained his footing after he spat out a few mouthfuls of blood.
“Gentleman, you lose,” Duan Ling Tian said calmly with a cold look in his eyes.
His words caused Ye Man to spit out another mouthful of blood from anger.
He would be glad if Duan Ling Tian had lost and said ‘Gentleman, you win’ to him… The thing was he lost. He was a loser.
“Let’s go,” Lin Qing Rong said to Duan Ling Tian and Guo Li. He did not even spare a glance for Ye Man as he took the lead to step forward and fly away.
Duan Ling Tian looked at Ye Man with ridicule in his eyes before he went after Lin Qing Rong.
“Ye Man, please return… The City Governor’s Estate in Mound Hill City recruits people once every five years. You’re still young, and you still have a chance,” Guo Li advised Ye Man since they knew each other prior to this.
However, Ye Man seemed as though he did not hear her words as he stood in his spot looking a little lost as he watched Duan Ling Tian leave. It seemed as though he was still living in the shadow of defeat.
Guo Li sighed when she saw Ye Man’s behavior and went after Duan Ling Tian and Lin Qing Rong.
“Duan Ling Tian, I won’t let you go… I’ll never let you go!” Ye Man finally regained his senses after Duan Ling Tian and the other two had flown quite a distance away. His eyes were similar to a venomous snake. It was cold and ferocious. “Mound Hill City… Lin Qing Rong… I’ll make all of you regret this. I’ll definitely make all of you regret this!!”
No matter how Ye Man screamed, Duan Ling Tian and the other two did not see it.
“Duan Ling Tian, it seemed like you didn’t use much True Energy when you fought with Ye Man,” Lin Qing Rong said to Duan Ling Tian while they were traveling.
“I’ve tried my best,” Duan Ling Tian forced a smile.
At this moment, he realized Lin Qing Rong might have mistaken him for a Martial Cultivator at the Intermediate Stage of the Mortal Shedding Stage… For a Martial Cultivator at the Intermediate Stage of the Mortal Shedding Stage Martial, the insignificant True Energy he had released earlier made it seem like he was holding back.
The thing was… He was only a Martial Cultivator at the Early Stage of the Mortal Shedding Stage!
His Qi Sea was only as big as a pigeon’s egg.
It was said that the Qi Sea of a Martial Cultivator at the Intermediate Stage of the Mortal Shedding Stage was as big as a chicken’s egg.
The amount of True Energy was different for Martial Cultivators at different stages, how could he compare?
Moreover, the True Energy in his pigeon’s egg-sized Qi Sea was not full yet… However, the day it was full would be the day he had broken through to the Intermediate Stage of the Mortal Shedding Stage.
“You’ve tried your best?” Lin Qing Rong shook his head when he heard Duan Ling Tian’s words. He thought he was just being humble.