Chapter 1371: 36 Guardians
Translator: EndlessFantasy Translation Editor: EndlessFantasy Translation
“Li Han was No.12 among the Thirteen Gangsters. Now that he has been defeated by No.13, Guo Li. She’ll take his place while he falls one rank. In other words, they’re switching places.”
“If he’s defeated again, he’ll also be removed from the Thirteen Gangsters!”
“If he’s really removed… Hou Lin will definitely gloat. Li Han had mocked him when he was defeated by Guo Li earlier and was removed from the Thirteen Gangsters.”
All eyes quickly shifted from Duan Ling Tian to Li Han.
“It seems like this Duan Ling Tian came together with Guo Li,” someone said.
“That’s why Guo Li didn’t severely injure Li Han earlier… As it turns out, she’s giving Duan Ling Tian a chance to defeat Li Han and make him one of the Thirteen Gangsters.” Realization dawned on many people at this moment.
“You want to challenge me as well?” Li Han did not think he would be challenged again before he could even catch his breath.
This frustrated him. Did they really think he was a pushover?
Li Han’s eyes that were originally solemn flashed when he looked at Duan Ling Tian. If his gaze was a knife, Duan Ling Tian would have died without a corpse.
“Are my words not clear enough?” Duan Ling Tian asked as he stared at Li Han.
“Good, good… Very well.” Li Han’s breathing quickened. The steel claws on his hands that he had kept appeared again. It made for a mesmerizing sight as it gleamed coldly under the light.
“I want to see how you’re going to disqualify me!” As soon as Li Han finished his sentence, he moved and tried to gain the upper hand with a pre-emptive strike again.
That pair of steel claws left a trail of claw marks and a sky-full of claws shadows that shrouded Duan Ling Tian as though it intended to trap him.
Duan Ling Tian’s face remained unchanged faced with Li Han’s fierce attacks.
A bow quickly appeared in his hands. It was the Sun Shooting Bow.
The onlookers were staring unblinkingly at the battle happening before their eyes.
All of them wanted to know who would win in the end. Would it be Guo Li’s confident friend or the person who had fallen a rank and was currently ranked no.13?
Guo Li was the only one that had no expectation since she already knew who was going to win.
Duan Ling Tian was stronger than her. If she can defeat Li Han, naturally, there was not going to be any suspense in his and Li Han’s battle.
Unfortunately, Li Han was unaware of Guo Li’s thoughts.
Currently, Li Han had already used all the moves he had. He only wanted to defeat Duan Ling Tian to regain the dignity he had lost to Guo Li. He found it humiliating to be defeated by a woman.
Without knowing when, Hou Lin had also walked out from the dilapidated cottage. His gaze landed on the high platform.
“Li Han, I want to see if you’ll still remain one of the Thirteen Gangsters after today.” A sneer crept up on Hou Lin’s face. He noticed Guo Li’s indifference and realized there won’t be any suspense in the battle.
“Die!!” Li Han glided out, slamming the steel claws down from the sky as the skyful of claws shadows rained down on Duan Ling Tian.
At this moment, Li Han was in a frenzy, and he had completely forgotten about the rules in the Latent Dragon Camp.
A man stood at a pavilion next to the high platform. It was unknown whether he had just appeared or he had been there for a long time. It was a middle-aged man with a cold expression on his face dressed in silver armor. His body seemed to emit a cold aura as he stood there. He was one of the 36 Guardians of the City Governor’s Mound Hill City. The weakest among the 36 Guardians was at the Perfection Stage of the Mortal Shedding Stage.
He was ranked 14th and was known as the Heavenly Harm Guardian.
Currently, the Heavenly Harm Guardian was silently looking at the battling figures on the high platform.
He did not interfere even though Li Han was in a killing frenzy and was ignoring the Latent Dragon Camp’s rules… This was not because he did not care about the rules of Latent Dragon Camp, it was because he could tell Li Han could not injure the purple-clad young man.
“Li Han’s going to lose in within three moves,” the Heavenly Harm Guardian murmured.
However, his eyes instantly narrowed in the next moment when he saw what happened next.
The purple-clad young man did not hide or widen the distance and attack with his archery set when faced with Li Han’s fierce attack like what the Heavenly Harm Guardian had expected. Instead, the purple-clad young man stood there, unmoving, with his hand on the bowstring.
When he saw Li Han was moving closer to him, he moved and pulled the bowstring before releasing it. He kept pulling and releasing the bowstring.
Qiang! Qiang! Qiang! Qiang! Qiang!
A series of noise that was similar to an unpleasant note reverberated in the air. With every note that sounded, a True Energy light blade swept out.
The True Energy light blades soared up and clashed with the skyful of claws shadows. Naturally, the claws shadows were destroyed by the True Energy light blades. The momentum of the light blades remained as it soared up to the sky before it finally disappeared.
For a time, the only thing that remained was Li Han’s last attempt at an attack. He was like a fierce goshawk as he dove down from the sky. His bloodshot eyes and the steel claws on his hands were similar to a goshawk.
The sharp claws clawed through the air and almost tore Duan Ling Tian’s head off!
When the sharp claws almost landed, a dull noise sounded.
The noise came from an arrow formed by the True Energy that was shot out from the Sun Shooting Bow when it collided with the steel claws on Li Han’s hands.
A loud bang sounded when the arrow formed by True Energy exploded.
In contrast, the steel claws on Li Han’s hands were blown away. His hands were in a bloody mess.
If it was not for the steel claws, his hands would have been mangled.
“You lost,” Duan Ling Tian said after he glanced coldly at Li Han who had fallen to the ground. His tone was calm and void of any emotion as usual.
After Li Han heard his words, he jumped off the high platform and walked toward one of the dilapidated cottages. He looked somewhat distracted, there was a hint of despair on his face.
The original owner of the cottage avoided Li Han as though he was a ghost when he saw him heading over. He was sensible enough to willingly relinquish his claim on the cottage.
“Li Han, stop playing the fool… You didn’t expect this to happen today, did you?” At this time, Hou Lin did not forget how Li Han had added salt to his injury earlier and mocked him in return.
When Li Han heard Hou Lin’s words, his body trembled before he quickly sped up and entered the cottage.
Hou Lin’s sight quickly shifted to the high platform again.
“Just be complacent… I’ll break through to the Mastery Mortal Shedding Stage in within three months! At that time, I’ll defeat both of you one by one and redeem myself.” After looking at the people who were in high spirits on the high platform, Hou Lin turned around and returned to the cottage to cultivate diligently.
Duan Ling Tian and Guo Li smiled at each other. Both of them were prodigies invited by Lin Qing Rong, and both of them simultaneously became part of the Thirteen Gangsters. It must be destiny.
“Guo Li, you’re entering the wrong one.” When Duan Ling Tian was about to enter cottage no.13, he discovered Guo Li had already gone in first. He was stunned.
“I didn’t enter the wrong one… This is where I belong.” After Guo Li entered the cottage, she turned around and smiled at Duan Ling Tian before she closed the door.
“What did Guo Li mean by that?” The onlookers were puzzled by it.
“What else… Guo Li must think that she’s not as strong as Duan Ling Tian, that’s why she’s willing to be No.13 and give the twelfth ranking to Duan Ling Tian.” There were a few people who understood what was going on.
“Duan Ling Tian is strong indeed… He defeated Li Han even though Li Han had fought with his life.”
“It’s not a big deal if he only defeated him… More importantly, he can actually avoid killing Li Han or injuring him when he was fighting with his life.”
When he was still being praised, Duan Ling Tian returned to cottage no.12 that was going to be his residence for the time being.
In the pavilion, the Heaven Harm Guardian’s eyes gleamed as he murmured to himself, “It seems like the Heavenly Hero Guardian brought them back.”
The Heavenly Hero Guardian he mentioned was Lin Qing Rong.
Lin Qing Rong was also one of the 36 Guardians of the City Governor of the Mound Hill City. He ranked No.9 among the 36 Guardians.
Only the top ten guardians of the 36 Guardian under the City Governor of Mound Hill City possessed two names. They were allowed to keep their original name.
The remaining 26 guardians only had one name, and they were all named after the 36 Heavenly Stars.
The Latent Dragon Camp did not quiet down after Duan Ling Tian and Guo Li’s departure, in fact, it became even livelier.
Within a day, two people in the Latent Dragon Camp’s Thirteen Gangsters were changed.
Many people would remember today.
In the City Governor’s Estate of Mound Hill City, within an independent mansion, a middle-aged scholar sitting in a pergola had crushed the teacup in his hand after he listened to the report from a servant. It shocked the servants outside the pergola.
“Hahaha… Good! Good! Great job! Great job!”
After crushing the teacup, the middle-aged scholar laughed heartily. His laughter was carefree. “I’m not wrong about them… Duan Ling Tian, Guo Li, well done.”
He was naturally excited.
This time when the City Governor’s Estate was recruiting prodigies from outside, apart from people the 36 Guardians sent, even the Revered Elder of the City Governor’s Estate had also left to invite prodigies to join them.
He, Lin Qing Rong, the 9th Guardian of the 36 Guardians, the Heavenly Hero Guardian, had brought back two prodigies who became part of the Thirteen Gangsters on their first day in Latent Dragon Camp.
He could imagine it would not be long before he was summoned by the City Governor. Maybe he might even be generously rewarded.
“Duan Ling Tian and Guo Li really made me proud.” The more Lin Qing Rong thought about it, the happier he was. He was so happy that he was smiling from ear to ear.
Although he was one of the ten most important guardians in the City Governor’s Estate, there were always eight other guardians above him… Therefore, he felt particularly proud today.
Putting everything else aside, who else could compete with his foresight on the selection of prodigies for the City Governor’s Estate of Mound Hill City this time?