Chapter 1400: The Strange Pupil has Shown Its Strength
Translator: EndlessFantasy Translation Editor: EndlessFantasy Translation
Seeing Duan Ling Tian and the two others take the lead to enter the valley, two of the middle-aged men in silver armor followed suit whilst the others finally regained their senses.
‘With the protection of the 36 Guardians, we won’t have to worry about dying.’ At that moment, they did not have any hesitation.
“Hmph!” Zheng Jian’s eyes gleamed with an icy flash. Then, he flew into the valley whilst swearing in his heart, ‘Duan Ling Tian, consider yourself lucky!’
He knew that it was impossible for him to kill Duan Ling Tian during the test with the 36 Guardians in the dark.
After Zheng Jian entered, another middle-aged man in silver armor caught up with him.
After knowing that there would be no danger, the others also took turns and entered the valley in front of them.
After Duan Ling Tian entered the valley, he looked up and realized that the valley was surrounded by steep cliffs. It was almost impossible to climb out of it when they could not fly.
“In such an environment, with the Flight Prohibiting Formation, it must have been impossible for the bandits to escape.” Now, Duan Ling Tian finally understood why there was no one else guarding the rest of the valley. They were not afraid that the bandits inside would escape.
The whole valley only had one exit which was guarded by several of the 36 Guardians, so the bandits would not dare to escape.
Now, with the City Governor of Mound Hill City and the leader of the 36 Guardians, the Heavenly Leader Guardian, there, the entire valley was like an airtight iron bucket.
The group of bandits had ultimately become their prey.
Naturally, whether this group of hunters could deal with the prey or not would depend on their abilities.
“This valley doesn’t look big from the outside, but after entering it, it’s not that small either.”
Duan Ling Tian, Guo Li, and Zhu Lang trekked through the jungle while muttering to one another. “The valley is covered with jungle and greenery. Those bandits have most likely found a place to hide. I’m afraid it’ll take some effort to find them.”
“We could take turns to explore with our spiritual energy,” Guo Li suggested.
“Explore with spiritual energy?”
When Duan Ling Tian heard Guo Li’s words, his eyes lit up but then he seemed to have thought of something and rejected Guo Li’s suggestion. “There’s no need for that.”
“There’s no need for that?” Duan Ling Tian’s words stunned Guo Li and Zhu Lang.
After that, they noticed that Duan Ling Tian slowed down before coming to a stop.
They also halted after seeing that.
Just when they looked at each other in confusion, they realized that Duan Ling Tian had jumped up to a big tree beside and called out to them, “Guo Li, Zhu Lang, come up here.”
Guo Li and Zhu Lang followed suit and jumped up.
“The higher you stand, the further you’ll see! Duan Ling Tian, this is quite a good lookout point,” Zhu Lang commented with a smile.
“Although we’ll be able to see further by traveling through the trees in the valley, it’ll be extremely hard for us to discover them if the bandits are hidden under the tree on the ground,” Guo Li pointed out with a frown.
Hua! Hua! Hua!
However, once she finished her sentence, she realized that Duan Ling Tian had already moved. He jumped onto another tree as if he had transformed into an agile monkey, traveling on the top of the trees.
“Let’s keep up.” Zhu Lang followed after saying that.
Watching him, Guo Li could only smile bitterly and then catch up. She doubted that Duan Ling Tian had heard what she said.
In fact, he did not hear what she said. His attention was completely attracted to the front.
Sou! Sou! Sou!
While traveling, the Sun Shooting Bow appeared in Duan Ling Tian’s hands. His eyes stared straight ahead while a black whirlpool slowly started twirling in his left pupil.
The Strange Pupil!
In that instance, the vision in his left eye was extremely clear.
Every tree, every branch, every leaf were captured in his sight and were well-defined.
“Hmm?” After traveling like that for a dozen breaths, Duan Ling Tian’s eyes suddenly brightened. As he lifted his arm, True Energy formed an arrow and nocked the arrow onto the Sun Shooting Bow.
The bowstring vibrated as Duan Ling Tian drew the bow.
Even though he had broken through to the Intermediate Mortal Shedding Stage now and was no weaker than a Mastery Mortal Shedding Stage when he fully exerted himself, he still could not really draw the bowstring which was made from the veins of a Five-clawed Devil Dragon.
Duan Ling Tian’s action of nocking the arrow was observed by Guo Li and Zhu Lang who were following him closely. There was a slight tremor in their hearts. “Did he find a target?”
When they discovered what he was doing, the True Energy arrow in Duan Ling Tian’s hand instantly left the Sun Shooting Bow and transformed into an arrow mark before disappearing in the air.
At the same time, a figure collapsed to the ground around 100 meters away.
The person who had collapsed to the ground was a middle-aged man whose face was covered in grime. There was a bloody wound on his head from which fresh blood still dripped. He was totally silent and very much dead.
When the middle-aged man dropped to the ground, the expressions of the two other middle-aged men nearby changed dramatically. “People from the City Governor’s Estate of Mound Hill City are here!”
At once, the two men panicked and tried to hide by utilizing their movement technique.
Just as they moved, another True Energy arrow shot across the sky and killed one of them.
The other one lived and hid behind a tree.
The trunk of that tree was so thick that it would require two grown men to encircle it.
“What a terrifying archer!” The middle-aged man who hid behind the tree was gasping for air continuously, his expression extremely dismal.
In just the blink of an eye, two of his companions had been killed.
From the beginning to the end, he merely saw two arrows flash past.
“Did the City Governor’s Estate of Mound Hill City throw us into this valley just to play with us?” The middle-aged man’s face was filled with anger as he felt extremely humiliated. His eyes were bloodshot, but in the depths of them, they were laced with a deep sense of helplessness.
Another short-lived whistle came and made the middle-aged man changed his expression dramatically as his heart skipped a beat.
In the next moment, he felt a sharp pain in his abdomen. When he looked down, he saw that his abdomen had been pierced. Following that, his consciousness became blurry and erratic.
At the same time, a purple figure appeared next to the tree and looked at the swaying middle-aged man indifferently.
However, the middle-aged man did not seem to notice him.
Then, Guo Li and Zhu Lang caught up and were shocked when they saw the scene before them.
Duan Ling Tian had made three shots and managed to kill two bandits whilst severely injuring one!
Besides that, this last bandit had even hidden behind a tree which was so thick that it would require two grown men to hug it.
“That’s… The Hemlock Tree!” Zhu Lang gasped in surprise. He immediately recognized the tree in front of them, the tree which had a hole in its thick trunk.
The Hemlock Tree was a special kind of tree in Dao Martial Saint Land. and it was extremely tough.
As for the tree before him, it was impossible for an ordinary Intermediate Mortal Shedding Stage martial artist to pierce through it with an arrow. Nevertheless, now, Duan Ling Tian had done so.
Not only did he pierce through it, but he had also severely wounded the middle-aged man who was hiding behind it.
The middle-aged man struggled for a bit before eventually falling down and breathing his last breath.
“How many points are these three bandits worth?” Duan Ling Tian calmly spoke as if he was asking someone.
When Duan Ling Tian finished his sentence, the two middle-aged men in silver armor who followed them into the valley appeared like two ghosts.
“Two Early Mortal Shedding Stage and an Intermediate Mortal Shedding Stage… That’s five points in total,” one of the middle-aged men reported with a blank face.
“Five points only?” Duan Ling Tian frowned and then jump upwards again to land on the tree next to him and continued traveling on the treetops.
Guo Li and Zhu Lang followed.
“He seems to be Duan Ling Tian.” The middle-aged man, who had spoken with a blank face earlier, left a mark on the three dead bandits after Duan Ling Tian and the two others left. After that, he caught up with them again.
“He is indeed promising… That’s why the Master City Governor and the Eldest Brother value him so much.” The other middle-aged man followed. The two of them rapidly traveled through the trees and trailed behind Duan Ling Tian and the others from a distance.
In addition to recording the results, their duties included protecting the trio. Therefore, they would not allow them to leave their sight.
With the Strange Pupil, Duan Ling Tian always initiated the attacks and managed to kill the bandits before they even reacted, leaving a trail of dead bodies behind.
“It’s a real bargain for us to be following Duan Ling Tian.” Guo Li and Zhu Lang, who were behind Duan Ling Tian, looked at each other in the eye and smiled bitterly in unison.
From the moment they entered the valley up till now, they did not make any move. However, there were a lot of bandits who died in front of them. They were all killed by Duan Ling Tian.
“Dammit! Why are they all dead?” Not far behind, Zheng Jian coincidently took the same route as Duan Ling Tian and the two others. He walked carefully all the way but all he saw were dead bodies after dead bodies.
At once, he also felt that something was not right.
“No! I have to change direction.” At that time, he finally realized that and continued on in a different direction.
It did not take long before he finally met a bandit. This bandit was very weak, at least to him, so he killed him instantly in a move.
“Early Mortal Shedding Stage. Only one point.” Zheng Jian continued traveling after a frown.
At the same time, in addition to Duan Ling Tian and the two of them, Zheng Jian and the ten others were also searching the entire valley in detail. One after another, the bandits died at their hands.
No matter how big the valley was, there was an end to it.
Duan Ling Tian’s group was the first to arrive at the jungle at the center of the valley.
“Huh?” Duan Ling Tian’s Strange Pupil suddenly shrank as another bandit appeared in the vision of his left eye. The bandit stood there, appearing to be waiting for something.
With a smirk at the corner of Duan Ling Tian’s mouth, he shot another arrow.
The arrow shot across the sky so quickly that it was terrifying.
“Oh no!” At the same time, the bandit that he locked onto seemed to discover something as his expression changed dramatically.