Chapter 1408: Hu Jie’s Death
Translator: EndlessFantasy Translation Editor: EndlessFantasy Translation
Duan Ling Tian stared at Zheng Jian before he left the Merit Pavilion.
Meanwhile, Guo Li turned back to look at Zheng Jian’s back. There was a hint of sympathy in her eyes.
Even Jin Yuan Bao who was ranked no.3 in the Thirteen Gangsters addressed Duan Ling Tian as Senior Brother. However, Zheng Jian dared to provoke him?
She admired Zheng Jian’s courage. Naturally, she did not advise Zheng Jian since she did not like him at all.
After leaving the Merit Pavilion, Duan Ling Tian and Guo Li returned to the Latent Dragon Camp. However, they were not in a rush to return to their cottage. Instead, they stood in front of the cottages. It seemed like they were waiting for something. Naturally, their actions caught many people’s attention.
“What are Duan Ling Tian and Guo Li doing?”
“I’ve no idea.”
“They should’ve just returned from the Merit Pavilion… I’m sure they exchanged many items. Shouldn’t they be studying the items obtained?”
The Latent Dragon Camp’s members staying in the dilapidated cottage were confused.
They only regained their senses when they heard a voice coming from the camp’s entrance fifteen minutes later.
“Duan Ling Tian, you kept your promise!” Zheng Jian smirked as he walked into the Latent Dragon Camp. Subsequently, he hopped onto the high platform and stood across Duan Ling Tian as they locked eyes.
Battle intent rose slowly from his body. Intention to fight was rising on his body.
However, Duan Ling Tian did not intend to respond to him. He only looked at him calmly.
Meanwhile, Guo Li stood at the side as she calmly watched both of them staring at each other.
“I was wondering who Duan Ling Tian was waiting for. As it turns out, he was waiting for Zheng Jian… When did both of them get into a conflict?”
A lot of people were surprised. However, there were more people who were excited. They were waiting to watch a good show.
“Duan Ling Tian, soon you’ll see that your insignificant ability is nothing in my, Zheng Jian, eyes! Don’t you dare think that you can look down on everyone at the Mastery Mortal Shedding Stage just because you defeated a few fellows who had just broken through to the Mastery Mortal Shedding Stage.” Zheng Jian’s face turned completely solemn when he saw Duan Ling Tian ignoring him.
“I’m not sure about other people at the Mastery Mortal Shedding Stage but you, Zheng Jian, is someone I really look down on,” Duan Ling Tian finally said. His tone was calm as though he was talking about something trivial.
An uproar broke out among the crowd as soon as Duan Ling Tian finished speaking.
Apart from Guo Li who knew Duan Ling Tian was stating the truth, everyone else thought he had gone insane.
“Has Duan Ling Tian gone insane?”
“Zheng Jian has broken through to the Mastery Mortal Shedding Stage quite a while ago. Hou Lin and Zhang Ji Long who have just broken through to the Mastery Mortal Shedding Stage can’t compare to him at all… He’s making the biggest mistake in his life if he thinks Zheng Jian’s as easy to defeat as Hou Lin and Zhang Ji Long!”
“I would love to see him embarrass himself.”
The Latent Dragon Camp’s members at the dilapidated cottages discussed among themselves. More than 90% of them bet Duan Ling Tian would lose.
“Zhu Lang, I know you’re quite close with Duan Ling Tian… However, he’ll definitely have bad luck for picking a fight with my cousin, Zheng Jian. I suggest you return to your cottage so that you won’t be upset when he gets hurt,” Hu Jie mocked as he arrived at Zhu Lang’s dilapidated cottage.
“The victory isn’t certain yet.” Zhu Lang smirked.
He knew Duan Ling Tian’s strength very well.
Other factors aside, if he and Guo Li were not a burden to Duan Ling Tian in the test the City Governor had prepared for them three days ago, Duan Ling Tian would have definitely ranked no.1. This was why he was so confident. He believed Zheng Jian was no match for Duan Ling Tian.
“What? Don’t tell me you think Duan Ling Tian can defeat my cousin Zheng Jian?” Hu Jie smiled mockingly.
“I’m not sure about other people at the Mastery Mortal Shedding Stage… But you, Zheng Jian, is someone I really look down on.” On the high platform, Duan Ling Tian’s words echoed in Zheng Jian’s ears. His body was trembling in fury.
His eyes turned blood-red as his stomach was filled with a raging fire. He was on the edge of snapping. Eventually, he managed to calm down his overwhelming anger.
“Duan Ling Tian, I’ll show everyone how someone you look down on is going to toss you into the manure pit!” Zheng Jian shouted angrily. He pounced at Duan Ling Tian as though he had turned into an agile cheetah.
The air seemed to compress in his wake.
Some of the spectators held their breaths as they watch the scene before them unblinkingly.
However, what happened next made their jaws dropped.
What did they just witness?!
A loud thud came from the high platform followed by a groan of pain.
Subsequently, everyone saw Zheng Jian shot out of the high platform like an arrow leaving its bow from just one blow and a collision.
At this moment, Zheng Jian lost control of his body as he arrived above the manure pit.
Just as he was about to fall into the manure pit next to the dilapidated cottages, a purple silhouette suddenly appeared next to him.
Another loud explosion sounded in the air. Apart from Guo Li, nobody in the crowd saw what had happened clearly as Zheng Jian fell.
As the purple silhouette disappeared, Zheng Jian’s body fell into the manure pit as disgusting matter covered him.
The Latent Dragon Camp’s members stepped back one after another at this moment.
“What…” Everyone was shocked. They were shocked as they looked at the scene before their eyes. They did not regain their sense for a long time.
“Zheng Jian passed out just like Hou Lin did previously?” Many of them were puzzled when they saw Zheng Jian lay unmoving in the manure pit.
Meanwhile, some of them looked at the purple silhouette above the high platform in shock.
“Duan Ling Tian’s so powerful now?”
“Could he have broken through to the Mastery Mortal Shedding Stage? Could his ability be on par with a Perfection Mortal Shedding Stage powerhouse?”
The news of Duan Ling Tian defeating Hou Lin and Zhang Ji Long, despite only being at the Intermediate Mortal Shedding Stage, had spread to the Latent Dragon Camp. Every Latent Dragon Camp’s member knew Duan Ling Tian was capable of defeating people at a higher level.
When they saw Zheng Jian was thrown out in one blow and passed out from the second blow, they thought Duan Ling Tian had broken through to the Mastery Mortal Shedding Stage and possessed strength on par with a Perfection Mortal Shedding Stage powerhouse.
After all, Zheng Jian was different from Hou Lin and Zhang Ji Long. He had broken through to the Mastery Mortal Shedding Stage much earlier.
There were only three people who were not surprised by this in the crowd. They were Guo Li, Zhu Lang, and the Heavenly Harm Guardian who stood at the pavilion at some point.
“This Duan Ling Tian is really merciless.” The Heavenly Harm Guardian shook his head. “However, Zheng Jian brought this upon himself for offending this terrifying person.”
“Cousin Zheng Jian!” Hu Jie exclaimed loudly when he regained his senses. His expression was terrible. He quickly charged forward and carried Zheng Jian out of the manure pit.
“Pu!!” At the moment when Hu Jie laid Zheng Jian down on the ground, he began to regain consciousness and spat out a mouthful of disgusting matter that landed on Hu Jie’s face.
At this moment, Hu Jie vomited out of disgust on Zheng Jian’s face.
Zheng Jian who had just regained his consciousness did not know where to vent his anger when he realized he had fallen into the manure pit.
When Hu Jie vomited on his face, he instinctively slapped Hu Jie as his expression changed drastically. Hu Jie was thrown back from his slap.
Hu Jie was thrown quite far back before he landed on the ground. He lost his breath as blood continued to stream down from his mouth. shot out far away and landed hard on the ground
Everyone was still thinking about how Hu Jie was wrongfully slapped, a silhouette appeared next to him suddenly. The person’s expression changed drastically after he checked Hu Jie’s pulse and breath.
“Heavenly Harm Guardian…” Many people’s hearts were pumping quickly as they watched the scene unfolding before them.
“Zheng Jian, you killed Hu Jie,” the Heavenly Harm Guardian said coldly as he looked at Zheng Jian solemnly.
“Hu Jie’s dead?” Zheng Jian regained his senses, and his expression changed drastically when he heard the Heavenly Harm Guardian’s words.
This was not because he killed his cousin, Hu Jie. It was because he had violated the Latent Dragon Camp’s rules.
There was a rule in the Latent Dragon Camp that stated members were not allowed to kill or cripple one another, failure to comply would result in punishment.
Murderers would be given a heavy penalty and expelled from the Latent Dragon Camp and the City Governor’s Estate!
Before everyone had time to react, the Heavenly Harm Guardian picked Hu Jie’s body up and flew to Zheng Jian. He extended his arm and picked up Zheng Jian like he was an eagle carrying its chick.
“Zheng Jian, you’re guilty of killing Hu Jie, a Latent Dragon Camp’s member. You’ll be going to the Punishment Camp!” The Heavenly Harm Guardian left with Hu Jie’s body and Zheng Jian.
The people in the Latent Dragon Camp only regained their senses after a while.
“Hu Jie… is dead?”
“I think Hu Jie is Zheng Jian’s distant cousin… This Zheng Jian is really cruel. He actually killed his distant cousin.”
“I supposed he had yet to come to his senses when he did that.”
“Hu Jie’s strength is far lacking compared to him. It’s only natural that Hu Jie could not withstand his attack.”
The Latent Dragon Camp’s members discussed among themselves.
All of them knew Zheng Jian was in trouble now.
“There’s a rule in the Latent Dragon Camp that prohibits members from killing each other. One would be heavily punished if one were to violate the rule. One would also be expelled from the Latent Dragon Camp and the City Governor’s Estate… Do you think Zheng Jian will really be expelled from the Latent Dragon Camp and the City Governor’s Estate?”
“I think so.”
“Maybe not… Zheng Jian’s one of the Thirteen Gangsters after all. He’s extraordinarily talented and strong, I don’t think he’ll be expelled from the Latent Dragon Camp and the City Governor’s Estate.”
“What’s the point of having rules in the Latent Dragon Camp if Zheng Jian’s not expelled? Who will obey the rules in the future?”
The Latent Dragon Camp’s members were divided into two sides as they argued.
At this moment, nobody cared about Duan Ling Tian.
Even Duan Ling Tian did not expect that to happen.
“He deserves this for his wrongdoing!” Guo Li said with a scoff.
Duan Ling Tian’s lips twitched subtly when he heard Guo Li’s words.
Many people said that women liked to hold grudges. He discovered that to be true today.