Chapter 1431: Can’t Fight Back At All
Translator: EndlessFantasy Translation Editor: EndlessFantasy Translation
Duan Ling Tian stood, unmoving, at his spot as he faced Ceng Zhi who was charging at him at lightning speed.
“Is he shocked?” The group of outer court disciples who were watching thought Duan Ling Tian was shocked from being scared and forgot to dodge when they saw he remained motionless even though Ceng Zhi was fast approaching him.
‘People close to the peak of the Paramount Mortal Shedding Stage are really strong… At the very least, he’s more powerful than Xiao Zhui from Luo Jiang City and Su Qi whom I met half a year ago.’ Nobody would have thought Duan Ling Tian was thinking about other matters when faced with Ceng Zhi’s lightning-fast attack.
Ceng Zhi punched out as soon as he arrived before Duan Ling Tian, aiming at his stomach. It was like a rocket, the wind howled in its wake.
There was a rule in the Moon Illumination Sect that prohibited killing and crippling one another. Due to this reason, Ceng Zhi did not aim his punch at any of Duan Ling Tian’s vulnerable body parts. His objective was to make Duan Ling Tian bedridden for three months. It was undoubtedly a skill, being able to cause someone to be bedridden for three months without crippling them.
Ceng Zhi’s punch that was laced with True Energy was like a collapsing mountain. His eyes turned red as he punched toward Duan Ling Tian’s stomach.
In his opinion, his punch was sufficient enough to get rid of the hothead who had just entered his sect.
‘This is just the beginning,’ Ceng Zhi thought to himself resentfully.
His fury peaked at this moment, and he vented it out on Duan Ling Tian.
“Just in time!” Duan Ling Tian did not dodge the incoming attack from Ceng Zhi simply because he did not want to dodge at all.
Although Ceng Zhi was powerful, Duan Ling Tian might be able to fight him if he unleashed his full strength when they fight… However, it would still be difficult for him to defeat Ceng Zhi even if he unleashed his full strength.
If he did not use the Strange Pupil, at most he would be evenly matched with Ceng Zhi.
However, he had another idea.
He planned to activate Strange Pupil without any reservation. He wanted to use its unpredictable Spatial Manipulation ability to defeat Ceng Zhi to scare the other outer court disciples.
When Ceng Zhi punched out, Duan Ling Tian flooded his left eye with the Spiritual Energy he had prepared to activate the Strange Pupil.
All of a sudden, a tiny black whirlpool appeared in Duan Ling Tian’s left eye.
The black whirlpool spun rapidly like a bottomless pit.
If anyone were to look at the strange phenomenon in Duan Ling Tian’s left eye, they would definitely lose themselves in the black whirlpool. It was not just their attention, even their consciousness might be taken away.
Ceng Zhi’s punch became extremely slow in Duan Ling Tian’s left eye when he activated the Strange Pupil with his full force. It seemed as though his punch had frozen.
With just a thought, Ceng Zhi’s punch disappeared from its spot and shifted next to Duan Ling Tian’s body.
At this moment, Duan Ling Tian deactivated the Strange Pupil.
Bang! Bang! Bang! Bang! Bang!
Ceng Zhi’s fist appeared next to Duan Ling Tian’s robe as a deafening explosion reverberated in the air. His fist did not touch Duan Ling Tian at all.
“How’s that possible!” Ceng Zhi’s expression changed drastically when he witnessed the strange incident. There were hints of shock and disbelief in his eyes.
When he was still in shock over what happened, Duan Ling Tian attacked like a bolt of lighting. He mimicked Ceng Zhi and aimed a punch at his stomach. The punch landed on his stomach as the wind howled.
An eye for an eye!
As Ceng Zhi’s body fell forward from his missed punched, it looked like he was falling on Duan Ling Tian’s punch.
Ceng Zhi groaned in his deep voice as a loud thud sounded in the air. His body shuddered and he was subsequently thrown back. It seemed as though he had no control of his body at all.
Duan Ling Tian did not stop just yet. When Ceng Zhi was sent flying, he chased after him with his rapid speed.
When Ceng Zhi fell to the ground after he was sent flying more than tens of meters away, Duan Ling Tian kicked the middle of his back, and he was sent flying into the air again.
Ceng Zhi who was trying to hold back from throwing up blood from the first punch earlier could not endure anymore and spat out a mouthful of blood. That was not all. His organs trembled, and he spat out a few more mouthfuls of blood. All this happened while he was sent flying into the air like a rocket.
Another loud noise reverberated in the air. Duan Ling Tian stomped both his feet, causing a crack that was similar to a spider web to appear on the ground.
Subsequently, he shot up into the air and chased after Ceng Zhi.
Ceng Zhi’s expression changed dramatically when he heard the sound of wind whistling coming from below. At this moment, he discovered he was in a precarious situation.
Without further hesitation, he consumed a Healing Medicinal Pill immediately. He moved both of his legs and arms in the air and managed to turn around after he recovered a little.
“I’m going to kill you!” Ceng Zhi did not have the time to figure out why his punch shifted earlier. At this very moment, his attention was fully focused on Duan Ling Tian who was rushing at him after he had used his stomp as leverage to shoot up into the sky.
Whoosh! Whoosh! Whoosh!
His legs spun like a windmill as he shot down from the impact.
At this moment, a seven-foot spear appeared in Ceng Zhi’s hand.
A ferocious ray flashed at the tip of the spear. When he shook it, it seemed as though it was capable of tearing the sky apart. It swept toward Duan Ling Tian in an attempt to crush him.
The spear in Ceng Zhi’s hand was, naturally, not an ordinary weapon.
It was a Human Rank Prominent Saint Weapon. Although Ceng Zhi suffered serious injury and the energy he used was not at its peak, the spear still seemed powerful and unstoppable.
Ceng Zhi could almost see the scene of the purple-clad young man being defeated. However, he was shocked to discover the strange incident from earlier had happened again.
The spear that was supposed to land on Duan Ling Tian’s body strangely appeared next to him again. The powerful attack missed Duan Ling Tian once again and appeared behind his robe.
He became vulnerable before Duan Ling Tian again.
The first time it happened might have been an accident. However, could it still be considered as an accident if it happened twice?
“Who are you exactly?!” Ceng Zhi was terrified as he looked at the purple-clad young man who was approaching him. Fear rose from the depth of his heart.
He could not figure out how the same strange thing could happen twice, and he could not help but feel terrified.
At this moment, Duan Ling Tian was no different from a ghost to him.
Duan Ling Tian punched out again, causing him to shoot up into the sky.
Although there was Flight Prohibiting Formation above the Moon Illumination Sect’s Estate, Duan Ling Tian managed to shoot himself up into the sky and catch up to Ceng Zhi by using his strength as leverage.
“I… I surrender! What… What are you trying to do?” Ceng Zhi spat out a few mouthfuls of blood, and he had lost all will to fight from his injuries. His face changed drastically when he saw Duan Ling Tian was still coming at him.
He no longer dared to attack Duan Ling Tian at this moment.
Who was he kidding!
His attacks could not land on Duan Ling Tian at all.
‘Although my Spiritual Energy is much more powerful since I’ve broken through to the Mastery Mortal Shedding Stage, it’s still difficult to activate Strange Pupil. I can activate it twice consecutively at the most.’ Duan Ling Tian felt dizzy as he chased after Ceng Zhi. It was a sign that his Spiritual Energy was almost depleted.
He was certain if Ceng Zhi were to attack at this moment, he would not be able to endure it.
Apart from feeling dizzy, he felt as though his limbs had lost all strength.
At this moment, he had lost his ability to attack Ceng Zhi again. The only thing he could do was to step on Ceng Zhi’s body as he fell from the sky.
Ceng Zhi was relieved when he saw Duan Ling Tian no longer had any intention of attacking him.
However, his expression changed completely when he realized Duan Ling Tian had no intention of lessening the impact of their fall. As the sound of wind whistling blew past his ears, they were fast approaching the ground.
Although he was severely injured, he did not hesitate and punched the ground. Two rumbling airwaves were smashed onto the ground, and the impact decelerated his falling speed.
At this very second, Ceng Zhi was totally exhausted. He let his body slam on the ground as dirt flew everywhere.
He was relieved despite the pain he felt all over his body.
He was thankful for the two punches he threw earlier.
Otherwise, he would be the first outer court disciple to die from falling in the history of the Moon Illumination Sect.
At the same time, Duan Ling Tian landed next to Ceng Zhi. He looked at him condescendingly. His eyes were cold and emotionless.
Ceng Zhi was truly scared. After mustering up the last of his strength, he said, “I… I surrender.”
At this moment, the group of outer court disciples finally regained their senses. They were shocked since they had seen everything that had happened earlier.
Ceng Zhi had been in the sect for 20 years, and his cultivation base was close to the peak of the Paramount Mortal Shedding Stage… However, he had surrendered to an outer court disciple who had just recently entered the sect.
They would not have believed it if they did not witness this with their own eyes.
“Are my eyes deceiving me?”
“Am I dreaming?”
“Isn’t… Isn’t this a little ridiculous?”
Many outer court disciples rubbed their eyes while some pinched their thighs. They realized they were not dreaming when they felt the pain.
“What…” Yang He was dumbstruck.
Although he knew Duan Ling Tian was powerful, he did not know he was this powerful.
A person with a cultivation base at the Mastery Mortal Shedding Stage defeated Ceng Zhi!
Although he found it hard to believe, the truth had already been laid out before his eyes. Ceng Zhi had surrendered to Duan Ling Tian. It was a cold, hard truth he had to accept even if he found it hard to believe.
“I want your independent courtyard… Do you have any objection?” Duan Ling Tian asked in his deep voice. He stood above Ceng Zhi as he looked at him.
He was holding himself up from sheer will and determination. He would have fallen like Ceng Zhi if it was not because of his determination since he had exhausted his Spiritual Energy.
“No… No objection!” Ceng Zhi tried his best to shake his head, but he realized he could not move at all. He could only reply with a bitter expression on his face.
“Senior Brother Yang He, please bring me to the independent courtyard that he used to reside in.” Duan Ling Tian glanced at the other two outer court disciples who were initially standing behind Ceng Zhi. They were so scared that their expressions changed drastically as they staggered a few steps back. Duan Ling Tian then looked at Yang He.
“Sure.” Yang He finally regained his senses when Duan Ling Tian called out to him. He then brought Duan Ling Tian to the independent courtyard.