Chapter 1380: A Ridiculous Gap
Translator: EndlessFantasy Translation Editor: EndlessFantasy Translation
Even though Guo Li refused to admit defeat, her loss had already been destined from the very start when she faced Hou Lin who had broken through to the Mortal Shedding Stage Mastery Stage.
For this reason, it only took one blow for him to defeat her.
After he beat her, she did not become dejected as being defeated by the hand of a Mortal Shedding Stage Mastery Stage Martial Cultivator was not something shameless. As long as she could make a breakthrough to the Mortal Shedding Stage Mastery Stage, she had faith that she would be able to regain her standing again.
“Guo Li, you’ll soon see that your companion, Duan Ling Tian, will be defeated by my hand too.” After defeating Guo Li, Hou Lin smirked and then flew out. When he landed in front of the wooden house Number 6, his voice resonated in the air. “Duan Ling Tian, I, Hou Lin, challenge you!”
The sound that contained True Energy entered the house.
The sound wave rushed into the wooden house through the gap of the wooden house and set off a series of faint breeze which blew and happened to sweep across the Seven Treasures Exquisite Pagoda that was as tiny as a speck of dust.
Right away, the space inside the Seven Treasures Exquisite Pagoda turned turbulent for a moment.
Duan Ling Tian, who was cultivating in the second level of the Seven Treasures Exquisite Pagoda, could suddenly feel the earthquake. In the next instant, he realized that he was already expelled out by the Seven Treasures Exquisite Pagoda.
The first thing he felt was how terrible it was.
“Who’s that?!” When Duan Ling Tian returned to his senses, a blaze rose in his heart right away. By right, the Seven Treasures Exquisite Pagoda that was in the wooden house should not be disturbed.
Then, there was only one plausible reason.
Somebody must have disturbed the Seven Treasures Exquisite Pagoda.
Just as Duan Ling Tian was about to push the door open to go out and take a look at the culprit who made him expelled from the Seven Treasures Exquisite Pagoda, the voice outside resonated again.
“Hou Lin!” Upon hearing the magnified voice from Hou Lin posing a challenge to him and seeing how the sound wave contained in the voice set off a series of faint breeze, Duan Ling Tian knew that it was the draft set off by Hou Lin’s sound wave that had disrupted the Seven Treasures Exquisite Pagoda.
Because of that, he was expelled.
At once, Duan Ling Tian’s face turned very grave. That time, after he had gone through the experience of being expelled from the pagoda, he had made up his mind that he would never try it again unless it was absolutely necessary.
However, right now, Hou Lin had made him go through such an upsetting feeling again.
When Duan Ling Tian pushed the door open and stepped outside, the onlookers by the surroundings including Guo Li could see his extremely ominous expression. Of course, nobody could guess the real reason behind his expression.
“Duan Ling Tian’s face seems to be very grave… Even worse than how Guo Li looked when she just first appeared.”
“Well, duh! Now that he’s being challenged by Hou Lin who has just made a breakthrough to the Mortal Shedding Stage Mastery Stage, I think he probably wishes he’s dead now!”
“He only came out after hesitating for a moment. It looks like he originally didn’t want to at first, but after Hou Lin’s constant calling, he had no choice but to come out in the end.”
“The strength of the Mortal Shedding Stage Mastery Stage is insanely powerful! It appears that although Hou Lin has just made a breakthrough to the Mortal Shedding Stage Mastery Stage today, he’s already going to become the top six among the 13 Gangsters.”
Many people buried their heads in a discussion. All of them felt that it was basically a given for Hou Lin to defeat Duan Ling Tian.
“I was wondering why you, Hou Lin, would have such impressive guts suddenly… So, it turns out that you’ve actually made a breakthrough. Not bad… Not bad!” After Duan Ling Tian walked out of the wooden house, he looked at Hou Lin standing not far away and laughed in rage.
“Duan Ling Tian, I first challenged Guo Li and she didn’t even admit defeat even though she’s a woman… You won’t admit your defeat either, will you?” Looking at him, Hou Lin mocked.
His implied meaning was obvious. He did not want Duan Ling Tian to just admit defeat right away. And now that he had said such words aloud, there was no doubt that Duan Ling Tian would just be admitting that he was much inferior to a woman if he surrendered now.
“What? Do you think I’ll lose?” Of course, Duan Ling Tian could see through Hou Lin’s intentions as he burst out laughing. Hou Lin had kinda overestimated himself a little, had he not?
“It’s good that you won’t then.” Upon hearing Duan Ling Tian’s words, Hou Lin flashed a dazzling smile. “In this case, I’ll let you make your move first just like Guo Li, so that you won’t say that I, at the Mortal Shedding Stage Mastery Stage, actually bullied the two of you who are at the Mortal Shedding Stage Intermediate Stage,” Hou Li repeated the words that he had told Guo Li earlier.
At once, the eyes of the onlookers who looked at Hou Lin were filled with contempt at once. They found Hou Lin to be absolutely shameless! How could he actually have the audacity to repeat such shameless words twice!?
“Let me make my move first? Are you sure?” Duan Ling Tian’s eyes narrowed as he asked nonchalantly.
“That’s right.” Hou Lin nodded. At the same time, an iron staff appeared in his hand. It was his weapon that was an inconspicuous Human Rank Mediocre Saint Weapon.
Even though he said that he would let Duan Ling Tian make his move first, he still did not dare to be reckless, so he held his Saint Weapon in his hand.
“That’s great! Great!” As a brilliance flashed across Duan Ling Tian’s eyes, he took out a Sun Shooting Bow and solidified his True Energy into an arrow. Nodding his head, he said unhurriedly, “Since you’ve let me make my move first, it’s not nice for me to decline, so, I will do as you wish!”
Almost at the same time that the “wish” word was emphasized as he spat it out, he had already released his arrow.
Body And Arrow Synchronization!
Duan Ling Tian’s arrow was shot out without any reservations. It contained all of his brute strength and the True Energy from the Qi Sea also erupted on the spot through the 36 Saint Veins.
One could say that just the moment Duan Ling Tian made his move, he had already demonstrated the fastest speed that he could cast.
As for how fast it was, it was evident from the fact that Hou Lin could not catch what was happening at all even though he had already arrived in front of Duan Ling Tian that he was blindingly swift.
Hou Lin was originally holding an iron staff as he looked at Duan Ling Tian vigilantly, but it had never crossed his mind that although he was so alert, Duan Ling Tian could still reach in front of him before he could even realize what was happening. He felt like as though Duan Ling Tian had just taken a stride to overcome the gap between them in just the blink of an eye.
It was at breakneck speed!
This was the only thought remained in Hou Lin’s mind at that time.
He did not even have the time to think as the iron staff in his hand trembled and he was about to cast the technique of the Saint Grade Martial Tactic. However, it had never crossed his mind that just when his iron staff shook and before he could even make his move, he was already enveloped by a powerful energy.
It was Duan Ling Tian who had reached in front of Hou Lin. Holding up his bow, without even performing any technique, he smashed it heavily upon the iron staff in Hou Lin’s hand.
Right at that moment, blood spouted out of both Hou Lin’s hands, strewing everywhere in all directions.
“Hmph!” As he grunted, despite the iron staff still being held in his hand, his grip had loosened a lot now.
At that moment, a stifling thunderous sound exploded. It turned out that Duan Ling Tian had plucked the bowstring of his Sun Shooting Bow, allowing it to be pulled into a slight arch before releasing it towards the iron staff.
This time, Hou Lin could no longer hold on to the iron staff anymore. With a clang” it fell from his grip.
The pain from Hou Lin’s hand sent a heart-rending pain to his brain. However, he still held it down without even grunting, but terror could be seen in his eyes now.
“Has Duan Ling Tian made a breakthrough to the Mortal Shedding Stage Mastery Stage too? It must be so! It has to be!” This was the only thought in his mind
After removing the iron staff from Hou Lin’s hand with a clang, Duan Ling Tian retrieved his Sun Shooting Bow and straightaway launched a body attack using his punches and kicked at Hou Lin. Without the help of his Saint Weapon, Hou Lin remained powerless to fight back under Duan Ling Tian’s punches and kicks.
What a joke!
The strength that Duan Ling Tian displayed now could be comparable to a Martial Cultivator who was at the peak of the Mortal Shedding Stage Mastery Stage.
He could basically take down Hou Lin — this rash fellow who had just made a breakthrough to the Mortal Shedding Stage Mastery Stage — easily and was able to do anything that he liked to him.
Thud! Thud! Thud! Thud! Thud!
Duan Ling Tian’s every punch and kick went deep into his body. As a series of dull thuds resonated in the air, it sent chills into the spines of the crowds watching by the side.
Duan Ling Tian’s attack was very precise. Neither did he kill Hou Lin nor cripple him.
Throughout this process, Hou Lin continued to spit out mouthfuls of blood again and again. In the end, he spat out so much that his soul almost left his body.
Every time when he wanted to open his mouth to surrender, Duan Ling Tian’s punches would land on his chest, crashing into him until he could not make any sound at all. Gradually, he started to think that maybe it was better off dead.
Right at this moment, even the Heavenly Harm Guardian on the multi-story pavilion could not take it anymore, so he voiced out to stop them, “That’s enough!”
Upon hearing that, Duan Ling Tian did not dare to disobey the Heavenly Harm Guardian’s reputation. Kicking his leg out, his blow landed on Hou Lin’s abdomen violently and sent him flying away.
Hou Lin was beaten up so badly that he could barely move. At the mercy of the strength from Duan Ling Tian’s kick, he was sent flying in a perfect parabolic curve before crashing directly onto the… manure pit.
With a faint sound, Hou Lin fell into the manure pit. His entire body was covered in night soil.
Whether it was because of the humiliation or because he could not stand the smell of the manure pit, Hou Lin was so pissed off that his eyes bulged widely before he suddenly passed out in the manure pit.
The entire scene turned to become deadly silent.
At that moment, the Heavenly Harm Guardian left his multi-story pavilion and landed on the high platform. With a raise of his hand, True Energy swept out and he used it to pull Hou Lin out of the manure pit before throwing him below the high platform.
He had no choice but to do that. Otherwise, Hou Lin who had already passed out would definitely be drowned by the night soil in the manure pit.
After doing all this, the Heavenly Harm Guardian glared at Duan Ling Tian and frowned. “Duan Ling Tian, you’re merciless in your attack!”
The moment the Heavenly Harm Guardian’s words left his mouth, the crowd who threw up upon seeing the night soil on Hou Lin began to return to their senses one by one.
They deeply agreed with the Heavenly Harm Guardian’s words. At that moment, they could only feel fear when they gaped at Duan Ling Tian again.
“Merciless?” Duan Ling Tian snorted. “If it weren’t because we’re in the Latent Dragon Camp, he’d have already been crippled, if not dead!”
The moment Hou Lin disturbed the Seven Treasures Exquisite Pagoda and caused the pagoda to expel him, Hou Lin’s outcome had already been destined not to have a good ending.
“Duan Ling Tian, h-have y-you made a breakthrough?” Guo Li who retracted her gaze from Hou Lin stared at Duan Ling Tian and demanded in surprise.
The moment Guo Li’s words left her mouth, the Heavenly Harm Guardian and the group of Latent Dragon Camp members were quickly reminded about this. Earlier, Hou Lin who was beaten to almost death by him seemed to be at the Mortal Shedding Stage Mastery Stage, was he not?
“Yes, I just broke through.” Duan Ling Tian smiled and confirmed in the face of Guo Li’s query.
Upon hearing him acknowledge it personally, a commotion broke out again. “My God! Duan Ling Tian has actually made a breakthrough too!”
“Duan Ling Tian has just made a breakthrough to the Mortal Shedding Stage Mastery Stage, but when he faced Hou Lin who’s also made the same breakthrough to the same stage, Hou Lin didn’t even get a chance to make his attack at all! D-Don’t you think this gap is just too ridiculous?!”
“Freak! Duan Ling Tian is incredibly freaky!”