Chapter 1370: Duan Ling Tian’s Turn
Translator: EndlessFantasy Translation Editor: EndlessFantasy Translation
There was no doubt Hou Lin was injured by Guo Li’s palm as he fell down brutally to the ground along with his staff and rolled a few times before finally coming to a halt. He was in a sorry state.
Earlier, he was still one of the prestigious Thirteen Gangsters. Now, he was just a loser who had lost to a woman.
Guo Li cracked the long, black whip in her hands before it straightened again. Then she pointed it at Hou Lin and calmly said, “You lost.”
Before Hou Lin and the onlookers could react, the door of cottage No.12 swung open, and someone walked out.
It was a young man with a similar build as Duan Ling Tian. He was around 1.80 meters tall. Compared to Hou Lin, he looked thinner… However, his eyes inadvertently revealed his coldness.
With just one glance, one would be able to tell he was not a nice person.
“Tsk tsk… Hou Lin, you’re really an embarrassment to the Thirteen Gangsters! You’re defeated by a little girl. From now on, you’re no longer one of the Thirteen Gangsters,” the solemn young man ridiculed Hou Lin who was struggling to stand up.
“Li Han!” Hou Lin glanced indifferently at the solemn young man and jumped off the high platform without saying anything else.
As Li Han said, he was no longer one of the Thirteen Gangsters.
If any of the Thirteen Gangsters with a higher rank were defeated, their rank would only fall. They would not be removed from the Thirteen Gangsters. However, he was ranked 13th, it was the last place.
“Guo Li is it? I’ll give you three months at most… I, Hou Lin, will get back everything you took away from me today,” Hou Lin said to Guo Lin after he jumped off the high platform.
After that, he did not wait for Guo Li to respond. It seemed as though he had transformed into a gust of wind as he flew to a cottage at the outer side of the camp. He went in after he kicked the person in front of it away.
“Who did I mess with?” The unlucky youth who was kicked away and had his cottage taken smiled bitterly… There were so many cottages, how did Huo Lin choose him?
Naturally, he did not dare to fight for his cottage when Huo Lin took possession of it.
What a joke!
If he could take possession of a cottage from Huo Lin, he would have replaced him as one of the Thirteen Gangsters.
“I didn’t expect the Thirteen Gangsters to have a female…” Li Han looked at Guo Li and smiled as he stood in front of cottage no.12.
However, Guo Li ignored him and looked below the high platform.
Li Han’s face darkened immediately. He followed Guo Li’s line of sight and discovered a purple-clad young man standing there. A hint of hostility instantly rose in his eyes.
“Duan Ling Tian, my current position is pretty awkward.” Guo Li looked at Duan Ling Tian and laughed.
Apart from Duan Ling Tian, the others, including Li Han, did not know what Guo Li’s words meant.
“Who asked you to choose no.13?” Duan Ling Tian shook his head and smiled. He, naturally, knew what Guo Li meant.
Guo Li had said she was in an awkward position because her current ranking was no.13, the last place. With this position, she would be removed from the Thirteen Gangsters no matter who Duan Ling Tian defeated.
“Then, I’ll just have to fight another round,” Guo Li said with a helpless shrug. At the same time, her eyes were filled with battle intent when it fell on Li Han.
At this time, everyone present, including Li Han, finally reacted.
He finally understood what Guo Li meant… She was not willing to be ranked No.13 among the Thirteen Gangsters, she felt that it was an awkward position.
Indeed, it was an awkward position.
No matter who was defeated, she would be removed from the list.
For example, the previous person who ranked no.13 among the Thirteen Gangsters, Hou Lin, was okay with being ranked no.13 because he had fought with everyone except for the people in the top five.
Seven battles, seven defeats! Therefore, he could only stay in the last place.
As for the top five people in the Thirteen Gangsters, they were all at the Mastery Stage of the Mortal Shedding Stage. He knew his own strength very well so he did not even dare to think about challenging them, let alone really challenging them.
“It seems like Guo Li wants to challenge Li Han, the 12th ranked person in the Thirteen Gangsters!” A lot of people exclaimed.
“If I win against Hou Lin, I’ll also challenge the one ranked above him… Mind you, the higher your rank is in the Thirteen Gangsters, the more benefits you’ll get,” someone else said.
A lot of people agreed with him.
If there was an opportunity, who would be unwilling to go one step further?
Therefore, there was nothing wrong if Guo Li did that.
“I don’t know if she can defeat Li Han…”
“She should be able to. She defeated Hou Lin directly.”
“Li Han’s strength isn’t much stronger than Hou Lin… He took almost twenty moves to defeat Hou Lin previously.”
The group of youths who were discussing among themselves under the high platform had more faith in Guo Li.
In fact, the young man whose cottage was taken by Guo Li previously and was taught a lesson by her due to his rudeness looked scared at this moment.
If he still harbored the intention of seeking revenge earlier, he had completely dismissed that idea now.
“You want to challenge me?” Li Han looked at Guo Li for confirmation.
“Come! Attack me.” Guo Li nodded slightly. She cracked her whip, and it slithered like a poisonous snake that emitted a saturnine aura. It was similar to how one felt when they looked at Li Han…
“Good, very well.” Li Han’s expression turned ghastly. There was a hint of ferocity in his otherwise solemn eyes. Although he was not confident he could defeat the woman before him, he could not avoid the battle now that he was put in a difficult spot.
If he had avoided the fight, it would he mean he surrendered. That would be even more humiliating for him. Moreover, he was not resigned to it.
“Much obliged,” Li Han quickly spat out two words from his mouth and shot out as fast as a bolt of lightning before Guo Li had time to prepare. A strange wind began to blow in his wake, and he arrived before Guo Li in just a blink of an eye.
“That’s shameless!” Many people cursed when they saw Li Han sneak attacked Guo Li. Naturally, they did not dare to curse openly since they were afraid of provoking him.
Li Han was ranked twelfth among the Thirteen Gangsters.
Among the dozens of Martial and Dao Cultivators at the Intermediate Mortal Shedding Stage at the Latent Dragon Camp, he ranked seventh… That was sufficient to illustrate his strength. Ordinary cultivators at the Intermediate Mortal Shedding Stage could not compare to him.
However, Guo Li’s expression remained unchanged when she was faced with Li Han’s sneak attack.
When Li Han appeared in front of her, there was a steel claw on each of his hand that exuded a cold aura. He tried to claw her face, and she cracked the long, black whip in her hands before it began to rotate.
The places it reached instantly transformed into a black shield that shrouded her. This was the defensive move of the Saint Grade Martial Tactic she had cultivated.
When she cast her defensive move, it blocked Li Han’s attack.
Li Han’s pair of steel claws left a series of sparks, but it did not manage to break the barrier… This made Li Han’s face turn extremely gloomy. He had no other choice but to retreat.
The sneak attack ended in failure.
After Li Han retreated, Guo Li headed straight for Li Han.
Li Han tried to move faster. Although he was much stronger than Hou Lin who was defeated by Guo Li, his speed was still slower than her.
‘This Li Han is going to lose soon.’ In fact, when Li Han’s attack was blocked by Guo Li’s defensive move, Duan Ling Tian knew he would lose. Although the defensive move barely blocked Li Han’s attack, it did still block it after all.
To be able to block one’s opponent’s attack was equivalent to being invincible.
Moreover, not only was Guo Li’s defense strong, but her movement technique and attacks were very strong as well. Her strength was equal in all aspect. She was a well-rounded Martial Cultivator.
When Duan Ling Tian was deep in thought, Guo Li had sent Li Han flying with her whip and defeated him in less than ten moves.
Although Li Han was injured, his injury was lighter than Hou Lin.
“Guo Li seemed to have held back when she used her last move to defeat Li Han… Otherwise, it’s impossible for Li Han’s injury to be so light.” Many people noticed the oddity.
“She’s a woman after all… Maybe she became soft-hearted in the last minute,” someone else said.
“After consuming the Innate Medicinal Pill, your injuries should be able to heal in within 15 minutes… After that, you should be able to recover your full strength,” Guo Li said to Li Han as the people in the surroundings were discussing among themselves.
Li Han was stunned. He did not know why Guo Li revealed everything about his injury.
It was as Guo Li had said, his injuries would heal after he consumed the Innate Medicinal Pill and cultivated for 15 minutes.
The Innate Medicinal Pill mentioned by Guo Li was equivalent to the Royal Grade Pills on Cloud Continent.
Above the Innate Medicinal Pills were the Saint Grade Pills.
Duan Ling Tian had long learned about this from Xue Nai.
“Li Han’s slight injury will take 15 minutes to heal after consuming the Innate Medicinal Pill that’s equivalent to Royal Grade Pills… Is it because of the environment in the Dao Martial Saint Land or is it because of the medicinal efficacy of the Innate Medicinal Pill is hard to integrate into the body of a Martial Cultivator at the Mortal Shedding Stage?” Duan Ling Tian was puzzled.
As Guo Li said, 15 minutes after Li Han consumed the Innate Medicinal Pill, his complexion recovered, and he was energized again.
He walked toward cottage No.13 behind Guo Li with a darkened face.
“I think… You don’t have to go in,” Guo Li said.
“What do you mean?” Li Han’s face sank. This little girl still wanted to humiliate him after defeating him?
“What she means is… You’re going to be disqualified soon.” At this time, a calm voice sounded from below the high platform. When it entered Li Han’s ears, a third person already appeared on the high platform.
Duan Ling Tian stood there and took a deep breath. He could not help but revel in it.
Although he could adapt to the environment below the high platform, he still preferred the environment on the high platform where he could no longer smell the foul stench from the manure pit.
There was an uproar when the people saw Duan Ling Tian had stepped up on the high platform.
“Does that mean he’s going to challenge Li Han?” The people regained their senses and looked at Duan Ling Tian.