Chapter 1394: Su Qi
Translator: EndlessFantasy Translation Editor: EndlessFantasy Translation
The City Governor of Mound Hill City glanced at thirteen of them, including Duan Ling Tian, with his fierce eyes.
At this moment, Duan Ling Tian felt an intense Spiritual Energy sweeping toward him… The Spiritual Energy covered his entire body, making him feel as though there was nowhere he could run.
Duan Ling Tian knew it was the City Governor probing them.
The City Governor’s eyes locked on an azure-clad young man who carried a long sword in a scabbard on his back.
“I suppose you’re the leader of the Thirteen Gangsters, Ling Yun?” The City Governor of Mound Hill City asked calmly as he stared at the azure-clad young man.
“Yes.” Ling Yun did not dare to delay when faced with the City Governor of Mound Hill City.
“Not bad, not bad… You’re only thirteen, but you’ve already broken through to the Perfection Mortal Shedding Stage. You’ve got a bright future ahead of you.” The City Governor of Mound Hill City nodded, impressed.
Perfection Mortal Shedding Stage?
As soon as the City Governor of Mound Hill City finished speaking, apart from Duan Ling Tian and Ling Yun, everyone, including the Heavenly Leader Guardian and the black-clad young man standing behind the City Governor of Mound Hill City, was stunned.
“He’s really at the Perfection Mortal Shedding Stage!” The Heavenly Leader Guardian was the first to react. He swept his Spiritual Energy toward Ling Yun and soon confirmed Ling Yun’s cultivation base with his Spiritual Secret Tactic.
The Spiritual Secret Tactic to detect a person’s cultivation base was different from the Spiritual Secret Tactic to detect someone’s age.
The latter would work even if the target was at a level higher than the detector himself.
With that said, an Early Mortal Shedding Stage Martial Cultivator or Dao Cultivator would be able to use the Spiritual Secret Tactic to detect the age of a Martial and Dao Cultivator at the Paramount Mortal Shedding Stage.
Meanwhile, the former would only work if the person who was doing the probing was a level higher.
To put it simply, only Martial Cultivators and Dao Cultivators at the Saint Rudiment Stage or above would be able to detect the cultivation base of Martial or Dao Cultivators at the Mortal Shedding Stage.
Naturally, there was no such limitation on Duan Ling Tian’s Divine Eye.
The Heavenly Leader Guardian was at the Saint Rudiment Stage so it was easy for him to discover Ling Yun’s cultivation base.
Although Ling Yun had already broken through to the Perfection Mortal Shedding Stage when he came to the assembly hall three months ago, the Heavenly Leader Guardian did not probe his cultivation base at that time.
Therefore, he only found out Ling Yun was a Martial Cultivator at the Perfection Mortal Shedding Stage now.
“Ling Yun has already broken through to the Perfection Mortal Shedding Stage?” Apart from Duan Ling Tian and Ling Yun, the other eleven Thirteen Gangsters were shocked when they looked at Ling Yun again.
Xiong Hu, in particular, had a bitter expression on his face.
He discovered signs that indicated he could break through to the Perfection Mortal Shedding Stage just a few days ago… Initially, he thought he would be the first among the Thirteen Gangsters to break through to the Perfection Mortal Shedding Stage. He did not expect Ling Yun would achieve that before him.
He felt helpless.
Meanwhile, the black-clad young man standing behind the City Governor of Mound Hill City had an intense battle intent in his eyes when he looked at Ling Yun now.
“Ling Yun, I’ve come up with a test for you,” the City Governor of Mound Hill City said, catching everyone’s attention. The eyes of Duan Ling Tian and the twelve Thirteen Gangsters immediately lit up.
What kind of test would the City Governor of Mound Hill City give Ling Yun?
Would the test prepared for Ling Yun be the same as the one they were going to be given?
They were filled with anticipation.
Ling Yun’s eyes lit up as well when he heard the City Governor of Mound Hill City’s words.
Even the Heavenly Leader Guardian was looking at the City Governor of Mound Hill City with anticipation at the moment.
“Ling Yun… My disciple Su Qi is just like you. He’s also at the Perfection Mortal Shedding Stage. I’ll take you as my disciple as long as you can endure three hits from him and remain undefeated.” The City Governor of Mound Hill City revealed the test he had prepared for Ling Yun as everyone looked at him.
Standing behind the City Governor of Mound Hill City, the black-clad young man, Su Qi’s eyes immediately lit up when he heard his words. Subsequently, he took a step forward and stood next to the City Governor of Mound Hill City as he stared at Ling Yun ferociously.
“He’s Su Qi?”
“The City Governor of Mound Hill City’s disciple? The genius Martial Cultivator from the Mortal Continent?”
“I didn’t expect the City Governor of Mound Hill City’s disciple to be at the Perfection Mortal Shedding Stage as well… But isn’t the test the City Governor of Mound Hill City prepared for Ling Yun a little too easy since they’re both at the Perfection Mortal Shedding Stage?”
“I think so too.”
Many of the Thirteen Gangsters whispered among themselves.
They thought the test the City Governor of Mound Hill City gave Ling Yun was too easy for him… Naturally, although they thought the test was simple, they were satisfied with the test.
Ling Yun was only thirteen years old, and he was already a Martial Cultivator at the Perfection Mortal Shedding Stage.
They would not be surprised if such a genius like him become the City Governor of Mound Hill City’s disciple without having to go through any tests.
Ling Yun frowned subtly when he heard the City Governor of Mound Hill City’s words.
He did not like being underestimated.
“Ling Yun, come at me… I would like to see if the leader of the Thirteen Gangsters is worthy of becoming my Junior Brother,” Su Qi said calmly as he stared at Ling Yun.
“Right here?” Duan Ling Tian and the others were still stunned by Su Qi’s words when Ling Yun moved. He pulled out the long sword on his back.
He charged out with the three-foot-long sword as sword rays swept out in Su Qi’s direction.
Although he was enraged the City Governor of Mound Hill City seemed to underestimate him, he knew subconsciously the test that the City Governor of Mound Hill City had set for him would not be as simple as it seemed.
Therefore, he decided to initiate the fight right away.
‘That’s so fast!’ Duan Ling Tian was shocked when he discovered Ling Yun had become a blur of shadow with his sword in his right eye. In his left eye, Ling Yun’s speed was extremely fast too.
His left eye was different from his right eye because he had gained the One-eyed Devil Vulture’s eyeball’s ability.
Naturally, it was considered one of his talents now.
Whoosh! Whoosh! Whoosh! Whoosh! Whoosh!
In just a blink of an eye, Ling Yun had swung his sword thirteen times. Every attack was real. There were dazzling sword rays as he swung the Human Rank Intermediate Saint Sword in his hand.
He seemed intent on leaving thirteen bloody holes on Su Qi’s body with the sword rays.
What surprised Duan Ling Tian was Su Qi’s expression remained calm from the beginning until the end even though Ling Yun was charging at him with his lightning-fast attacks.
He only moved when Ling Yun arrived before him with his sword.
He bent his knees slightly and shot his entire being into the sky in the next second. He leaped into the air and dodged the thirteen sword rays coming from Ling Yun’s sword. It was a close call.
Seeing that Su Qi dodged his thirteen sword rays, Ling Yun did not seem surprised as he bent backward with a gleam in his eyes.
At the same time, Su Qi attacked with his palm like a lightning. The palm print formed with his True Energy was aimed at Ling Yun’s cheek as he bent over.
Just as the palm print was going to crash into the seats at the side of the assembly hall, the Heavenly Leader Guardian came to the rescue. Without using any True Energy, he slapped his palm print into the air, and it collided with Su Qi’s palm print. They exploded in the air and vanished. The only thing left was a strong gust of wind.
The wind shook the seats at the side of the assembly hall.
‘One hit,’ Duan Ling Tian thought to himself.
Perhaps the rest of the Thirteen Gangsters did not see clearly what had happened earlier, but he had seen everything clearly by secretly activating Strange Pupil.
While Su Qi was dodging Ling Yun’s attack, he slapped his palm down at Ling Yun in the air.
The rapid speed of the attack was not possible for an ordinary Martial Cultivator at the Perfection Mortal Shedding Stage.
However, Ling Yun was also not an ordinary Martial Cultivator at the Perfection Mortal Shedding Stage. That was why he managed to dodge Su Qi’s attack with near misses.
“Great!” The City Governor of Mound Hill City said with a smile.
‘Su Qi hasn’t used any Saint Weapons yet,’ Duan Ling Tian thought to himself.
As though he had heard Duan Ling Tian’s thought, a narrow saber appeared in Su Qi’s hand as he descended from the air. The narrow saber was crescent-shaped, and it was emitting a chilly aura.
Whoosh! Whoosh! Whoosh!
As Su Qi was descending, Ling Yun did not spare him any opportunities. Knowing that Su Qi had nowhere to leverage his strength, Ling Yun swung the three-foot-long sword in his hand. Five sword rays were shot at a higher speed this time.
The speed of the five sword rays was even faster than the thirteen sword rays he had shot out earlier.
Take his life while he was weak!
Ling Yun did not seem to be showing any mercy at this moment.
However, Su Qi did not panic. Facing the five swords rays that were coming at him like lightning, he shouted in his deep voice, “Perfect timing!” At the same time, True Energy ran rampant on the narrow saber in his hand, and he subsequently released it.
Whoosh! Whoosh! Whoosh! Whoosh! Whoosh!
The narrow saber that was released began to spin rapidly in the air like it was a spinning fan below Su Qi’s body.
Meanwhile, Su Qi stood on top of it steadily as though he was standing on land.
Clang! Clang! Clang! Clang! Clang!
Five ear-piercing noises sounded consecutively almost at the same time.
Su Qi managed to block the five sword rays Ling Yun had shot out rapidly… To be exact, the sword rays were blocked by the saber that was spinning like a fan.
‘What a brilliant defensive technique!’ Duan Ling Tian’s eyes lit up. ‘Two hits are over now… As long as Ling Yun manages to defend the next hit, he’ll pass the test and become the City Governor of Mound Hill City’s disciple.’
‘If I’m Ling Yun… I’ll either wholeheartedly defend against Su Qi’s attack or initiate the attack like a storm so that Su Qi wouldn’t be able to handle it,’ Duan Ling Tian thought to himself.
Almost as soon as Duan Ling Tian finished thinking to himself, Ling Yun also came to a decision.
He chose the latter.
He stomped both his feet, causing the ground to crack. The terrifying cracks looked like a spider web.
Subsequently, he seemed to have turned into a sword himself as he shot up into the sky.
A noise that was even more ear-piercing than before reverberated in the air. Ling Yun’s sword broke the saber’s defensive technique performed by Su Qi and headed straight for him. It seemed like it was going to pierce through Su Qi’s body from the bottom to his head.
Duan Ling Tian noticed Su Qi’s face had turned grave at this very second.
He was serious now, no longer as indifferent as before.
He lifted his foot to stomp on the saber below him and shot into the air as he used the impact to his advantage.
At this moment, the saber below his feet returned to him in a perfect arc and landed firmly in his hand.
Ling Yun shot into the sky with his sword as he chased after Su Qi.