Chapter 1391: Futile Effort
Translator: EndlessFantasy Translation Editor: EndlessFantasy Translation
The little black whirlpool kept swirling like a bottomless dark pool.
At the same time, Duan Ling Tian realized his Spiritual Energy was rushing uncontrollably into his left eye. He broke out in cold sweat due to the scare and quickly stopped it.
Although he stopped it in time, he still depleted quite a lot of Spiritual Energy.
“That’s really weird.” Duan Ling Tian smiled bitterly as he looked at his left eye.
Duan Ling Tian left the guestroom to find the little girl, Sze Sze and accompanied her the entire day since he was heading back to the Latent Dragon Camp in the City Governor’s Estate.
He did not leave until the next morning after he had said his goodbye to Hong Yu and his wife.
However, Duan Ling Tian was not in a hurry to return to the City Governor’s Estate.
After he walked out of Mound Hill City’s gate, he stepped up into the sky and flew away.
“There’s a Flight Prohibiting Formation in Mound Hill City. Martial Cultivators and Dao Cultivators below the Saint Rudiment Stage won’t be able to fly… I haven’t breathed fresh air high up in the sky for quite a while now.” Duan Ling Tian flew at a high altitude, and it did not take long before he had flown far away.
When he turned around, he discovered Mound Hill City was just an inconspicuous little black dot… If he did not know it was Mound Hill City, he would not be able to recognize it just by looking at the little black dot.
As Duan Ling Tian stood in the air, he silently stared at the little black dot in the distance.
Suddenly, a small whirlpool appeared in the pupil of his left eye. The whirlpool spun faster and faster…
Duan Ling Tian could feel his left eye burning.
However, his attention was not on the pain, it was on the black dot in the distance.
He remained motionless as his eyes continued to burn. He discovered the black dot in the distance began to grow larger and larger before it eventually transformed into a huge city.
The well-defined Mound Hill City completely occupied Duan Ling Tian’s left eye’s line of sight.
“Clairvoyance?” Duan Ling Tian gasped, excited.
At the same time, Duan Ling Tian quickly stopped the Spiritual Energy rushing into his left eye when he felt it rapidly depleting.
The left eye that had been deprived of energy returned to normal.
“So far, I’ve discovered two of its abilities… One is similar to Clairvoyance, and the other ability is Spatial Manipulation .” That was the result of Duan Ling Tian’s research for the night.
Spatial Manipulation was the move he used yesterday to shift Elder Huo’s fist to the side.
That was one of his left eye’s abilities.
However, the Spiritual Energy consumption for that was much faster compared to Clairvoyance.
‘What should I name it?’ After regaining his senses, Duan Ling Tian started thinking.
His left eye was no longer an ordinary human’s eye, so he decided to give it a name. ‘God’s eye? No! Too cliché!’
‘Heavenly Eye? No way! It’s too similar to the Spiritual Secret Tactic, Divine Eye.’
‘Ghost Eye? Sounds unlucky.’
‘Strange Eye seems nice… En, I’ll call it Strange Eye then!’ After thinking for a while, Duan Ling Tian decided to call his mutated left eye Strange Eye…
Strange Eye meant the eye was weird, and his left eye was indeed weird.
After casually circling around outside, Duan Ling Tian returned to Mound Hill City and the City Governor’s Estate.
Naturally, he had to register again when he entered the gate.
After arriving at the City Governor’s Estate, Duan Ling Tian went back to the Latent Dragon Camp.
Before entering the Latent Dragon Camp, Duan Ling Tian heard the noisy sound of people having a discussion… The person they were discussing was his friend at the Latent Dragon Camp, Guo Li.
“One month ago, Guo Li was defeated by Hou Lin… Today, she challenged Hou Lin and redeemed herself by only using three moves to defeat him! That’s amazing.”
“That’s not the best part… The best part is she had also defeated the No.8 among the Thirteen Gangsters and replaced him.”
“If Zhang Ji Long who’s ranked No.7 among the Thirteen Gangsters did not have a breakthrough, she would definitely be able to defeat and replace him.”
All of these was heard by Duan Ling Tian.
“Guo Li made a breakthrough?” After learning that Guo Li had broken through to the Mastery Mortal Shedding Stage, a smile crept up on Duan Ling Tian’s face after he recovered from the slight surprise. He was happy for Guo Li.
However, Zhang Ji Long had also broken through as well. This was beyond his expectation.
In just a blink of an eye, Duan Ling Tian stepped into the Latent Dragon Camp’s campsite.
Once Duan Ling Tian entered the campsite of the Latent Dragon Camp, he heard several people called out, “Duan Ling Tian’s back!” Some people with sharp eyes had discovered him
This rendered him speechless.
So what if he had returned? What was the fuss about?
Soon after, Duan Ling Tian discovered the reason when he heard the group of young men and women’s discussion.
As it turned out, Zhang Ji Long had sworn three days ago that he would look for him to redeem himself when he returned.
“Duan Ling Tian!” Under everyone’s watchful eyes, the door to cottage No.7 swung open as soon as Duan Ling Tian stepped up on the high platform. A figure that Duan Ling Tian was familiar with walked out of the room.
It was Zhang Ji Long!
Zhang Ji Long, the former no.1 powerhouse among cultivators at the Intermediate Mortal Shedding Stage in the area surrounding Mound Hill City. He used to be a highly regarded person.
However, all of that had disappeared ever since he was defeated by Duan Ling Tian.
Due to that reason, he hated Duan Ling Tian.
“Yes?” Duan Ling Tian glanced indifferently at Zhang Ji Long who took the initiative to greet him.
“Duan Ling Tian, I want to challenge you!” Zhang Ji Long said bluntly.
“Today, I want you to return everything you owe me… I want everyone to know that I, Zhang Ji Long, am stronger than you, Duan Ling Tian!” Zhang Ji Long said with a gleam in his eyes. His expression was slightly twisted.
After listening to Zhang Ji Long’s words, Duan Ling Tian’s expression remained unchanged. However, his tone was laced with a hint of contempt when he said, “I really don’t know where you get your confidence from!”
“I know that you’ve made a breakthrough as well. It doesn’t matter. I’ll let everyone see that even if you, Duan Ling Tian, have broken through to the Mastery Mortal Shedding Stage like me, you’re still not a match for me,” Zhang Ji Long said confidently.
“Really?” Duan Ling Tian narrowed his eyes and sized up Zhang Ji Long.
“Of course! I’ll let everyone know that immediately… You, Duan Ling Tian, are not as good as me, Zhang Ji Long!” Zhang Ji Long was still confident.
Along with the sounds of two doors opening, the door to cottage No.3 and cottage No.8 swung open as a figure walked out of each cottage.
It was one man and one woman.
The man was dressed in an embroidered robe and looked like a rich man’s son. In fact, he was really one.
“It’s Jin Yuan Bao who’s ranked No.3 among the Thirteen Gangsters!”
“I didn’t expect him to come out and join in the fun.”
“Who wouldn’t want to see a show?”
Another commotion broke out due to Jin Yuan Bao’s appearance.
When Jin Yuan Bao walked out from cottage No.3, Guo Li had also walked out of cottage No.8… Guo Li had fought her way up to cottage no.8.
Jin Yuan Bao looked at Duan Ling Tian and Zhang Ji Long who were locked in a confrontation. He waved the folding fan in his hand, looking like an elegant young master, as he said with a smile, “I didn’t expect to see such an interesting scene the minute I come out from my closed-door cultivation… How exciting!”
Although Guo Li did not say anything, her gaze toward Duan Ling Tian was filled with confidence.
After three months, Duan Ling Tian and Zhang Ji Long once again stood at the same place as they prepared to battle as they did previously.
Three months ago, Zhang Ji Long had lost to Duan Ling Tian.
More accurately, he lost to the archery set in Duan Ling Tian’s hands.
Today, Zhang Ji Long challenged Duan Ling Tian to redeem himself and take back the honor and glory that belonged to him.
“It’s going to begin anytime now.” When the onlooker saw Duan Ling Tian and Zhang Ji Long were about to fight, they began to calm down. They held their breaths as they focused on the scene before their eyes.
Without knowing when, a middle-aged man dressed in a silver armor stood above the pavilion. It was the Heavenly Harm Guardian.
“I’m afraid Zhang Ji Long is going to embarrass himself again,” the Heavenly Harm Guardian murmured as he looked at them. It was as though he already knew the outcome before it even began.
On the high platform, Zhang Ji Long took the lead and attacked after he discovered Duan Ling Tian had no intention of attacking first.
Mastery Mortal Shedding Stage’s True Energy entwined around his legs as he attacked Duan Ling Tian.
Sou! Sou! Sou! Sou! Sou!
Perhaps it was because of the lesson he learned three months ago, he attacked Duan Ling Tian first using his legs to press on top of Duan Ling Tian. He deliberately prevented Duan Ling Tian from going up into the air.
Three months ago, Duan Ling Tian went up to the air and shot him when he was temporarily airborne. That was what defeated him.
In that battle, the strength of his legs was equal to the strength of Duan Ling Tian’s arrow. However, because of the advantage provided by the archery set, he was injured by the aftershock… That was the main reason he was defeated.
With that lesson in mind, he was determined to not let the past repeat itself.
After seeing Zhang Ji Long’s plan, Duan Ling Tian could not help but ask with a faint smile, “You think you can defeat me like this?”
“You’ll find out soon if it I can defeat you or not,” Zhang Ji Long replied coldly when he heard Duan Ling Tian’s words. At the same time, the True Energy on his legs surged and emitted terrifying airwaves. It fell from the sky on Duan Ling Tian’s head.
“A futile effort!” Faced with Zhang Ji Long’s thunderous strike, Duan Ling Tian smiled in disdain. When he raised his arm, the Sun Shooting Bow appeared in his hand.
Following that, he put his hand on the bowstring and then rapidly strummed it.
The bowstring trembled and instantly created a cacophony of sounds.
Simultaneously, the True Energy light blade formed on the bowstring and shot toward Zhang Ji Long’s legs.
More accurately, it was shooting toward the Saint Weapon on Zhang Ji Long’s legs.
Zhang Ji Long’s boots were his Saint Weapon. It was a Human Rank Mediocre Saint Weapon.
Qiang! Qiang! Qiang! Qiang! Qiang!
One after another, the True Energy light blades landed on Zhang Ji Long’s boots and produced a cacophony of sharp sounds
At the same time, airwaves spread out and caused the onlookers’ robes to flutter…
However, no one paid any attention to that.
Everyone’s eyes were locked on the scene before them.
“Impossible!” At this time, everyone heard a scream filled with reluctance.
Following that, everyone clearly saw Zhang Ji Long flew back.