Chapter 1416: The Annihilation Of The Zheng Clan
Translator: EndlessFantasy Translation Editor: EndlessFantasy Translation
“Who are you?” Being held by the middle-aged man, Zheng Lin’s soul was almost trembling with fright. He did not manage to flee for long before he was powerlessly seized by this person.
This person’s strength far surpassed his. He must be at the peak of the Paramount Mortal Shedding Stage at least.
However, the middle-aged man did not bother with him. Instead, he looked at Duan Ling Tian and smiled. “Duan Ling Tian, I’ll leave this person for you to deal with.”
The moment his words left his mouth, the middle-aged man casually threw Zheng Lin toward Duan Ling Tian.
When Zheng Lin was thrown by the middle-aged man, he tried to use the same tactic to escape again when he was momentarily freed from the restraint.
However, would he be able to do that?
A horrifying sound reverberated in the sky as a solidified True Energy light blade swept out and sliced Zheng Lin’s neck powerfully, instantly beheading him.
The Martial Cultivator at the Paramount Mortal Shedding Stage who was brimming with energy just a moment ago had died without any chance of resurrection.
Zheng Lin’s head rolled to the side of the wall as blood trailed after it. It stopped by the wall, its eyes were still laced with panic.
This scene made Hong Yu gasped in shock. At the same time, he saw the remains of another two bodies that had also been severed into two.
“Brother Ling Tian, are you okay?” Hong Yu looked at Duan Ling Tian worriedly. If something happened to his brother in his house, he would not be able to live in peace for the rest of his life.
“I’m okay.” Duan Ling Tian shook his head and smiled at Hong Yu before looking at the middle-aged man who was smiling as he stared at him. “Thank you for lending me a hand, senior. I wonder, who are you?”
“No wonder Lord City Governor thinks so highly of you. You’re indeed remarkable.” The middle-aged man smiled.
“Y-You’re teacher’s follower?” Duan Ling Tian was shocked when the light bulb came on in his mind. Curious, he asked, “Could it be that you’re actually one of the 36 Guardians under Teacher’s command, senior?”
Duan Ling Tian did not activate his Divine Eye in front of this middle-aged man. This was because the feeling he had facing the middle-aged man was more or less the same feeling he had when he was faced with his teacher and the Heavenly Leader Guardian.
Whether it was his teacher or the Heavenly Leader Guardian, both were Saint Rudiment Stage powerhouses.
“You’re smart.” The middle-aged man smiled. “I’m ranked second among the 36 Guardians under Lord City Governor’s command.”
“Heavenly Strength Guardian?” Duan Ling Tian gasped. He did not think his guess would be correct. This person was indeed one of the 36 Guardians under his teacher’s command. Moreover, he was actually the Heavenly Strength Guardian who was ranked second.
In the 36 Heavenly Stars, the Heavenly Leader was the first while the Heavenly Strength was second.
“I’ve already sent a report to Lord City Governor regarding the incident tonight… The New South Town’s Zheng Clan will not be able to escape this time,” Heavenly Strength Guardian said nonchalantly as though he was talking about some unimportant matter.
To him, annihilating the entire Zheng Clan was easy. Only him alone was enough to raise havoc in the Zheng Clan and cut of all their chances to turn things around.
“I think, even Lord City Governor doesn’t know you’re capable of forcing a Paramount Mortal Shedding Stage powerhouse to flee right?” The Heavenly Strength Guardian studied Duan Ling Tian from top to bottom curiously.
When Duan Ling Tian had just entered the City Governor’s Estate of Mound Hill City, he had already heard of Duan Ling Tian. Initially, he did not give it much thought, but ultimately, he had no choice but to pay attention to him.
Just a few days ago, Lord City Governor even ordered him to personally protect Duan Ling Tian in the dark when he left the City Governor’s Estate.
At this moment, he realized how highly Lord City Governor regarded Duan Ling Tian.
He was protecting Duan Ling Tian in the dark from the sky so he had already seen the movement of the three Zheng Clan’s members.
Originally, he thought he would have to make the move, but it did not cross his mind that Duan Ling Tian would be able to kill two of the Zheng Clan’s members with his own power and even force the Zheng Clan’s Martial Cultivator at the Paramount Mortal Shedding Stage to flee.
He knew very well that Duan Ling Tian would definitely be able to catch up to Zheng Lin.
He had made his move because he wanted to get to know Duan Ling Tian — this young genius who would enter the Moon Illumination Sect in six months’ time. This young man was officially even more dazzling than Su Qi.
“P- Paramount M-Mortal Shedding Stage?” Hong Yu who was in a daze exclaimed out loud when he heard the Heavenly Strength Guardian’s words. His gaze instantly shifted to Zheng Lin’s head.
“T-This is a Martial Cultivator at the Paramount Mortal Shedding Stage?” Hong Yu was completely bewildered. Disbelief was written on his face when he turned to look at Duan Ling Tian again.
“He was merely a Martial Cultivator who had just broken through to the Paramount Mortal Shedding Stage so his foundation was not very stable. If it wasn’t because of this, I wouldn’t have been able to defeat him,” Duan Ling Tian said as he shook his head. His words, naturally, were regarded as humble by Hong Yu and the Heavenly Strength Guardian.
“I’m Hong Yu, the Captain of the City Guards. My respect to you, Lord Heavenly Strength Guardian!” Hong Yu paid his respect to the Heavenly Strength Guardian as he suppressed the astonishment in his heart.
“You’re Hong Yu the Captain of the City Guards? I’ve heard of you… Indeed, you’re not bad.” After protecting Duan Ling Tian for a few days in the dark, the Heavenly Strength Guardian also found out Duan Ling Tian had quite a good relationship with Hong Yu. Due to this reason, he was courteous toward Hong Yu as well.
He knew Duan Ling Tian was a man who was destined to leave Mound Hill City. His achievements in the future would definitely not be inferior to Lord City Governor.
Due to this reason, he did not dare to be discourteous toward Duan Ling Tian’s friend.
The Heavenly Strength Guardian raised his hand, and the remains of the three bodies on the floor were taken away by him. After bidding goodbye to Duan Ling Tian and nodding his head to Hong Yu, he left.
There were only Duan Ling Tian and Hong Yu left in the bloody room with its shattered door and windows.
Hong Yu’s gaze was complicated when he looked at Duan Ling Tian.
Although he knew Duan Ling Tian was a one-of-a-kind genius Martial Cultivator, he did not expect him to be so heaven-defying… As it turned out, even a Martial Cultivator at the Paramount Mortal Shedding Stage was no match for him at all.
“Big Brother Hong, I’m sorry I’ll have to trouble you to clean this mess up,” Duan Ling Tian said awkwardly as he glanced at the room.
“It’s alright. I’ll bring you to the other guest room first. As for this place, I’ll ask some servants to clean it up.” After he regained his senses, Hong Yu shook his head and quickly led Duan Ling Tian to another guest room.
From the beginning until the end, his feelings had remained complicated.
What good deed had he done to deserve such a brother?
A bizarre idea suddenly rose in his mind. Should he go to his ancestral graves and check if there was green smoke or not?
Otherwise, why would he have such a fortuitous encounter?
The incident today was only a small matter to Duan Ling Tian.
He knew very well if the New South Town’s Zheng Clan succeeded in killing him, everything would be fine. However, if things did not go well, they would have to face the threat of annihilation.
Duan Ling Tian was not affected by this.
This was the law of this world where the strongest thrived. It was the law of the jungle, and it was the survival of the fittest.
If one were a mouse, one should just stay quietly inside one’s nest. One should not dream about pulling the cat’s whiskers. It would only result in one’s death.
In the midnight sky above the City Governor’s Estate of Mound Hill City, two figures flashed across the sky.
After leaving the City Governor’s estate, they continued to fly out.
Thirty minutes later, they came to a halt in the sky above a vast town.
“The New South Town?” As two figures descended, a bloody commotion erupted in the big mansion at the corner of this town. The Zheng Clan of the New South Town was completely annihilated just like this.
Before the day dawned, everybody in New South Town was awakened from their dreams.
More than half of New South Town was permeated with the stench of blood.
“My goodness! Who the hell did the Zheng Clan offend? The entire clan was annihilated in just a night!” After the New South Town’s people learned that there was not even one survivor from the Zheng Clan, all of them gasped.
After staying a few more days in Hong Yu’s house, Duan Ling Tian finally left and returned to the City Governor’s Estate.
After returning to the City Governor’s Estate, he did not return to the huge mansion where the City Governor of Mound Hill City resided. Instead, he returned to the Latent Dragon Camp to greet Guo Li.
He had decided to stay in the City Governor of Mound Hill City’s place to cultivate in the next period of time as he waited for the entrance exam for Moon Illumination Sect.
Duan Ling Tian heard somebody calling him as soon as he entered the Latent Dragon Camp.
“Zhu Lang?” It was none other than Zhu Lang.
“Haha… Duan Ling Tian, did you hear about it? The New South Town’s Zheng Clan has been annihilated! What good news!” Zhu Lang announced happily. He appeared to be very delighted.
“New South Town’s Zheng Clan? Zheng Jian’s clan?” Duan Ling Tian asked.
Although he had already predicted this, he was still taken aback. His teacher was a little too efficient.
Duan Ling Tian did not know his teacher was furious upon learning that the New South Town’s Zheng Clan’s members tried to kill him. He had immediately ordered the Heavenly Leader Guardian and another Saint Rudiment Stage Revered Elder to head to New South Town to annihilate the entire Zheng Clan.
The people from the surrounding region of Mound Hill City from a ninth-rate force dared to provoke the almighty City Governor of Mound Hill City. How could he possibly suppress his anger?
“Duan Ling Tian, with your innate talent, it’s basically a given that you’ll enter the Moon Illumination Sect after six months… I wonder when we will meet again after you leave.” Guo Li sighed. She had learned he would not be staying in the Latent Dragon Camp during this six months when Duan Ling Tian called her out.
She had come to the City Governor’s Estate of Mound Hill City together with Duan Ling Tian.
However, Duan Ling Tian was about to enter a seventh-rate force but, she had to stay behind and work hard in this eighth-rate force.
“If I have time, I’ll come back and visit you and teacher… Besides, it’s not like you won’t get the opportunity to enter Moon Illumination Sect in the future.” Duan Ling Tian smiled.
He had come here to bid farewell to Guo Li. After all, he would definitely be leaving in a haste after six months. At that time, who knew if Guo Li had entered closed-door cultivation? Due to this reason, he thought it was better to bid her farewell now.
Today, Duan Ling Tian was only trying his luck. He did not know if she was in closed-door cultivation. If she was, he would have no choice but to come back again.
After all, he was not here to challenge Guo Li. If he was here to challenge her, it would not matter if she was in closed-door cultivation or not.
Staring at Duan Ling Tian’s disappearing silhouette, Guo Li’s gaze was extremely complicated. She thought to herself, ‘Guo Li, a man like that is beyond your reach…”
It was apparent Guo Li had already fallen for Duan Ling Tian whom she had only spent several months with.
However, she had hidden her love away.
She could tell Duan Ling Tian only treated her as a good friend.
If she crossed this line between them, who knew, they might not even be able to remain friends. She appreciated this friendship a lot after all.