Chapter 1417: An Intruder with Ill Intention
Translator: EndlessFantasy Translation Editor: EndlessFantasy Translation
During this time, apart from listening to the City Governor of Mound Hill City’s explanation about the Martial Dao, Duan Ling Tian spend the remaining time cultivating by himself in his room.
Naturally, he had cultivated in the Seven Treasures Exquisite Pagoda. He did not waste a single second at all.
What was worth mentioning was Su Qi had also moved into the City Governor of Mound Hill City’s mansion as well.
When Su Qi just moved in, Xiong Hu was eager to stir up trouble. He tried to create a conflict between Duan Ling Tian and Su Qi, goading them to fight to see who was more suitable to become Great Senior Brother.
However, his plan was quickly thwarted due to the City Governor of Mound Hill City’s interference.
“Su Qi is the oldest among all of you. On top of that, he’s also the first one to follow me by my side. Theoretically, he should be the Great Senior Brother.” The City Governor of Mound Hill City said that because he was worried Su Qi would be defeated by Duan Ling Tian and would not be able to get back up after the fall.
Su Qi had followed him for many years so, naturally, he knew his character very well.
He was wild, intractable, and prideful among his peers.
Sometimes, standing at the top was not necessarily a good thing. If one were to fall from so high up, one’s bones might shatter completely.
He was worried Su Qi would be defeated by Duan Ling Tian because he had also learned that Duan Ling Tian had killed a Martial Cultivator at the Paramount Mortal Shedding Stage from the Zheng Clan.
Although the City Governor of Mound Hill City managed to put a stop this, Su Qi still managed to catch on to some clues.
“Duan Ling Tian!” After Su Qi discovered his master had deliberately prevented him from having a match Duan Ling Tian and even talked to him personally about it, his pride received a great blow.
Due to this reason, he directly went and look for Duan Ling Tian.
“Senior Brother Su Qi, is there anything I can help you with?” When Duan Ling Tian walked out after opening his room door, he saw Su Qi standing there with a grave expression. He was instantly confused.
He did not offend Su Qi, did he?
“Duan Ling Tian, I know Master came to you and told you not to have a match with me… Due to this reason, I want to challenge you and prove that my title as Great Senior Brother is not for nothing!” Su Qi announced solemnly.
Initially, when he had met Duan Ling Tian, he did not even enter his eyes.
It was only recently he learned that Duan Ling Tian actually defeated Ling Yun in just one blow. Moreover, his master even though he might not be a match for Duan Ling Tian even though he had already broken through to the Paramount Mortal Shedding Stage.
This utterly angered him.
The other party was only a Martial Cultivator at the Intermediate Mortal Shedding Stage, and he was already a Martial Cultivator at the Paramount Mortal Shedding Stage. What was the basis of their comparison?
Naturally, Su Qi did not know Duan Ling Tian had already broken through to the Mastery Mortal Shedding Stage.
Even if he knew, he would not be able to come to terms with it at all.
“Senior Brother Su Qi, did you misunderstand anything? Teacher didn’t come and talk to me. I was the one who acknowledged I’m inferior to you.” Duan Ling Tian smiled wryly.
Naturally, he would not reveal the things the City Governor of Mound Hill City had told him when he came looking for him.
Although he did not interact much with Su Qi, he could tell that he was a prideful person, and he might not be able to endure the blow of being defeated by him.
In Su Qi’s opinion, he was merely a Martial Cultivator at the Intermediate Mortal Shedding Stage after all.
“No matter what, you and I will have to fight it out today!” Su Qi’s determination was out of Duan Ling Tian’s expectation. In the end, they even alerted the City Governor of Mound Hill City, Ling Yun, Xiong Hu, and Jin Yuan Bao.
“Duan Ling Tian, just have a match with him. He’ll need to face the truth eventually,” the City Governor of Mound Hill City told Duan Ling Tian through Voice Transmission, sighing, “Remember, don’t show any mercy.”
He knew very well if Duan Ling Tian had shown mercy and was seen through by Su Qi, a ‘demon’ would be planted in Su Qi’s heart even if he managed to win.
Although this ‘demon’ was only figurative, it would still exist in real life.
Once the ‘demon’ was planted, it would be hard for Su Qi to break through to the Saint Rudiment Stage, let alone the Saint Stage.
“Yes, Teacher.” Since the City Governor of Mound Hill City had already made his intention clear, Duan Ling Tian had no reason to refuse anymore. To be honest, he also wanted to know just how strong Su Qi really was.
Although he was able to defeat the Martial Cultivator at the Paramount Mortal Shedding Stage from the New South Town’s Zheng Clan, it was only because the other party had just broken through to the Paramount Mortal Shedding Stage not long ago, and he was a native of the Dao Martial Saint Land.
As for Su Qi, Duan Ling Tian could see clearly through his Divine Eye that although his cultivation base at the Paramount Mortal Shedding Stage had not completely stabilized yet, he was still much stronger than that Zheng Lin.
Most importantly, Su Qi was also a genius Martial Cultivator from the Mortal Continent. That means he had a solid foundation.
Since they were going to have a match, Duan Ling Tian, naturally, would not show any mercy. Even without the City Governor of Mound Hill City’s reminder, he would still give his all.
Now that Duan Ling Tian and Su Qi was finally going to fight, the person who was the most excited was none other than Xiong Hu. “Haha… Finally, Senior Brother Su Qi and Duan Ling Tian are going to fight! This combat between a dragon and a tiger is definitely going to be interesting!”
Although Ling Yun and Jin Yuan Bao remained silent, a hint of anticipation could be seen in their eyes.
Standing at the side of the vast mansion, the City Governor of Mound Hill City looked at the two men locked in stalemate and announced, “Let’s begin.”
Duan Ling Tian and Su Qi who were the main characters of this event made their moves at almost the same time. Both of them were like leopards that charged out at lightning speed when they clashed directly with each other.
A thunderous noise reverberated in the air as Duan Ling Tian and Su Qi’s punches collided.
A rolling wave swept out tyrannically through the entire place.
It was a good thing the gravitational force in the Dao Martial Saint Land was strong, and the space was stable. Otherwise, these two people’s collision would have created an impact wave that was strong enough to sweep out a few hundred meters away at least if they were on Cloud Continent.
Even so, the tyrannical airwave that swept out made the plants in the front courtyard sway violently.
“As expected of a genius Martial Cultivator from the Mortal Continent.” Duan Ling Tian was forced to retreat seven steps by the force of Su Qi’s punch. He looked solemnly at Su Qi who was forced to retreat five steps.
He had unleashed all his strength when he punched earlier. Moreover, he had also cast the Silver Shirt. All 52 Saint Veins carried the True Energy out in a flash, and his brute strength had completely exploded.
Even then, he fell to a disadvantageous position although Su Qi did not use any Saint Grade Martial Tactic yet. It might not be obvious, but he had clearly fallen into a disadvantageous position.
At this moment, Duan Ling Tian had no choice but to admit that Su Qi, this disciple who was trained by the City Governor of Mound Hill City, was indeed not a simple person… At the very least, he was on a completely different level compared to that man at the Paramount Mortal Shedding Stage from the Zheng Clan.
Duan Ling Tian was taken aback by Su Qi’s strength, but Su Qi was even more taken aback.
“Is this Duan Ling Tian really a Martial Cultivator at the Intermediate Mortal Shedding Stage? Just a mere Martial Cultivator at the Intermediate Mortal Shedding Stage, and he’s already this strong? If I didn’t break through to the Paramount Mortal Shedding Stage, I wouldn’t have been able to endure his blow.” Su Qi’s feelings were in turmoil, and he could not calm down for a very long time.
Duan Ling Tian’s strength had completely baffled him.
None of them used any Saint Weapons or Saint Grade Martial Tactics, but his unreserved punch only managed to gain him a slight upper hand.
He was a Martial Cultivator at the Paramount Mortal Shedding Stage for goodness sake!
The person standing in front of him, on the other hand, was only a mere Martial Cultivator at the Intermediate Mortal Shedding Stage.
“Duan Ling Tian, I heard you possess a bow that’s not inferior to a Human Rank Prominent Saint Weapon… Take it out, and let us fight without any reservation using our Saint Grade Martial Tactic!” A narrow saber had already appeared in Su Qi’s hand. It was his Saint Weapon that he carried everywhere.
As the disciple of the City Governor of Mound Hill City, naturally, the things he had was not shabby. This narrow saber Saint Weapon was also a Human Rank Prominent Saint Weapon. Its entire body was sparkling with light as though it was a bright moon.
“That’s how it should be.” Duan Ling Tian had also taken out his Sun Shooting Bow. With the Sun Shooting Bow in his hand, his entire aura seemed to have undergone a transformation. He seemed like a vicious tiger that was baring its fangs.
“Come!” As Su Qi’s eyes narrowed, the narrow saber slashed through the sky. Green waves appeared in its wake and charged at Duan Ling Tian.
This slash seemed simple, but it contained a fearsome force.
“If this slash is a technique in the Human Rank Mediocre Saint Grade Martial Tactic, then it must have been cultivated to the fifth stage, the Impeccable Stage!” Duan Ling Tian could see that Su Qi’s slash was not simple. This simple-looking slash that was crisp and neat seemed as though it was capable of shattering the sky.
The technique of this Human Rank Mediocre Saint Grade Martial Tactic that had been cultivated to the fifth stage, the Impeccable Stage, possessed a force so powerful that it was comparable to the Aerolite Strike that Duan Ling Tian had cultivated.
Although the Aerolite Strike was only at the third stage, the Competent Stage, its difficulty was high, and its force was much stronger because it was a technique from a Human Rank Prominent Stage Saint Grade Martial Tactic.
Body And Arrow Synchronization!
In the face of Su Qi’s strike that he launched first to gain the upper hand, Duan Ling Tian did not dare to make any mistake. As an arrow soared through the sky, he flew out along with the arrow. He sailed in the air as though he was riding a bird.
Whoosh! Whoosh! Whoosh!
However, Su Qi was not somebody that was easily dealt with. When he saw Duan Ling Tian had dodged his attack, he quickly gave chase as the saber ray that was released by his saber split into three. It was hard to tell whether the saber ray was real or not. Each of them emitted a piercing aura.
“Huh?” A sneer appeared on the corner of Su Qi’s mouth when he thought he would overpower Duan Ling Tian using the three saber rays. Suddenly, he noticed Duan Ling Tian had come to a halt and was looking at the sky in the distant blankly.
“What are you doing?” Su Qi’s expression turned grave. His expression was extremely glum as he put away his saber.
Could it be this Duan Ling Tian was trying to deliberately lose to him?
This made him feel humiliated.
However, Duan Ling Tian did not bother with Su Qi at all. Through his Strange Eye, he saw a figure charging toward the City Governor’s estate at a horrifying speed.
“An intruder!” Duan Ling Tian’s heart jolted immediately. He could instantly smell the scent of danger.
The second person who noticed something was wrong was the City Governor of Mound Hill City.
However, when he realized what was happening, the figure had already appeared in the sky above the City Governor’s estate and above Duan Ling Tian and the others.
“It’s a death penalty for those who trespass into the City Governor’s estate!” At this moment, two figures rose up from the two sides of the large mansion and pounced toward the intruder menacingly like two flashes of lightning.
“Watch out!” Horror dawned on the City Governor of Mound Hill City.
In the next instant, Duan Ling Tian and the others’ expressions turned horrified as well.
Before the two people who had risen in the air managed to get close to the intruder, they were already pressed down by invisible energy. They turned lifeless as soon as they violently crashed on the ground,