Chapter 1433: A Wronged Yang He
Translator: EndlessFantasy Translation Editor: EndlessFantasy Translation
True Energy Consolidated Weapon would condense True Energy into a relic that could aid one in defeating one’s opponent without affecting one’s attack.
This was a powerful move that those at or above the Mastery Saint Rudiment Stage possessed.
It was also the reason the gap between the Mastery Saint Rudiment Stage and the Intermediate Saint Rudiment Stage was so wide.
If those at the Mastery Saint Rudiment Stage did not use the True Energy Consolidated Weapon, those at the Intermediate Saint Rudiment Stage might be able to endure for a while even if they could not defeat those at Mastery Saint Rudiment Stage.
Once they used the True Energy Consolidated Weapon, they would be able to defeat someone at the Intermediate Saint Rudiment Stage in just a blink of an eye!
It was similar to when Zhou Qi, the direct disciple of the Moon Illumination Sect’s inner court elder, Liu Huan, battled the City Governor of Mound Hill City, Fang Hui, at the City Governor’s Estate of Mound Hill City.
Initially, Fang Hui could endure Zhou Qi’s numerous attacks. However, Fang Hui was instantly defeated when Zhou Qi condensed his True Energy into a relic, a huge hammer, that fell on Fan Hui.
The gap between the Mastery Saint Rudiment Stage and the Intermediate Saint Rudiment Stage was obvious.
Although the two cultivation bases were only separated by one level, the gap was insurmountable once the former fully utilized their strength.
Duan Ling Tian was cultivating on the second level of the Seven Treasures Exquisite Pagoda and had secluded himself from the outside world. Therefore, he did not know a huge commotion had broken out outside because he had defeated Ceng Zhi.
An outer court disciple who had just entered the sect had defeated Ceng Zhi whose strength was ranked No.85 in the outer court on his first day before he even found a place to stay.
“In the Moon Illumination Sect, it seems that we’ve never had anyone who managed to defeat someone ranked in the top 100 in the outer court when they’ve just entered the sect.”
“Our Moon Illumination Sect has always only recruited young prodigies below the age of forty… These young prodigies may be very talented, but it’s still outrageous for them to defeat someone ranked in the top 100 in the outer court when they’ve just entered the sec.”
“Those who rank in the top 100 in the outer court, which one of them isn’t near the peak of the Paramount Mortal Shedding Stage? These people can thoroughly crush ordinary Martial Cultivators at the Paramount Mortal Shedding Stage!”
“It seems that Duan Ling Tian will go down in history as someone who managed to defeat someone who ranks in the top 100 in the outer despite the fact that he had just entered the sect.”
“If I didn’t personally witness it, I would have a hard time believing such a freak exists.”
“A freak like this will be considered as a rare Martial Dao prodigy even in the entire Dao Martial Saint Land right?”
In the outer court, a group of senior outer court disciples was discussing among themselves. They had a shocked expression on their faces as they discussed how Duan Ling Tian thoroughly defeated Ceng Zhi.
Although many outer court disciples saw the scene when Zeng Zhi launched his first attack and how his fist had strangely missed Duan Ling Tian, most of them thought they had seen wrongly.
As for the second time when Ceng Zhi attacked with the Saint Weapon Spear, they did not see it when it shifted because they were too far apart.
If they had seen it, it would have been the focus of their conversation now.
“Yang He, you’re the one that brought Duan Ling Tian in… Do you know his background?” Soon after, many people went to Yang He. They were all curious about Duan Ling Tian’s background.
They were curious about what kind of magnificent place was capable of raising such a freak.
“I don’t know.” Yang He shook his head.
He had gone up to the back of the stone platform to receive Duan Ling Tian so he did not hear the whispers among the group of people in front of the stone platform. He was not aware that Duan Ling Tian came from Mound Hill City.
“I didn’t expect the recently recruited outer court disciples to have such a high quality… That Duan Ling Tian seems to be the thirteenth one to be at the Paramount Mortal Shedding Stage,” one of the outer court disciples exclaimed.
“A decade ago, when I passed the entrance exam to join the sect, there were only nine people at the Paramount Mortal Shedding Stage.” Another outer court disciple could not help but sigh.
“That’s still much better than the time I joined. At that time, there were only five people at the Paramount Mortal Shedding Stage,” another outer court disciple said
The few outer court disciples surrounding Yang He discussed among themselves. They were shaking their heads repeatedly that it seemed as though their heads were about to fall off.
“He’s not at the Paramount Mortal Shedding Stage,” Yang He said with a frown.
Yang He’s words were like a drop of rain in a drought. It instantly attracted the attention of the surrounding outer court disciples. All of them fell silent immediately.
“Yang He, who’s not at the Paramount Mortal Shedding Stage? You… You don’t mean Duan Ling Tian, do you?”
“What a joke! Duan Ling Tian defeated Ceng Zhi. Even the twelve people at the Paramount Mortal Shedding Stage who had joined before him had to obediently hand over their Saint Stones to Ceng Zhi when he extorted it from them. You’re telling me that Duan Ling Tian isn’t at the Paramount Mortal Shedding Stage?”
“Yang He, do you think we’re so foolish?”
The outer court disciples surrounding Yang He became noisy again.
“He’s really not at the Paramount Mortal Shedding Stage.” Yang He smiled bitterly. He was not surprised that the people in front of him did not believe him.
If he was in their shoes, he also would not have believed the person who had defeated Ceng Zhi was not at the Paramount Mortal Shedding Stage.
A few outer court disciples could not help but frown when they saw the bitter smile on Yang He’s face.
Judging by Yang He’s expression, it did not seem like he was lying.
“Unless he’s at the Saint Rudiment Stage?” One of the outer court disciples asked with a gasp.
Saint Rudiment Stage!
The other outer court disciples were shocked as well. They gulped in unison and stared at Yang He intently. “Yang He, is he really at the Saint Rudiment Stage?”
“If he’s at the Saint Rudiment Stage, then everything makes sense… A Saint Rudiment Stage powerhouse, even if he’s merely at the Early Saint Rudiment Stage, not to mention Zeng Zhi, even the no.1 among the Moon Illumination Sect’s outer court disciples isn’t necessarily his match.”
Shortly after, a consensus was reached among the several outer court disciples.
“He’s not a Martial Cultivator at the Saint Rudiment Stage.”
Yang He shook his head. “He’s just like us… He’s a Martial Cultivator at the Mortal Shedding Stage.”
“A Martial Cultivator at the Mortal Shedding Stage? You mean he’s just a Martial Cultivator at the Perfection Mortal Shedding Stage?” One outer court disciple said with a frown.
“Hey! Yang He said the new outer court disciple, Duan Ling Tian, who had thoroughly defeated Ceng Zhi is just at the Perfection Mortal Shedding Stage. Can you believe it?!” Another outer court disciple shouted toward a group of outer court disciples in the distance. It was as though he could not wait to watch as the world fell into chaos.
“Duan Ling Tian is at the Perfection Mortal Shedding Stage?”
Instantly, the group of outer court disciples in the distance sneered. “What a joke! Someone at the Perfection Mortal Shedding Stage can defeat Senior Brother Ceng Zhi who’s ranked no.85 in the outer court?”
“Haha… Yang He, are you daydreaming?”
“Perhaps even Yang He didn’t expect the new disciple he guided into the sect is actually even stronger than Senior Brother Ceng Zhi.”
“Yang He, are you feeling inferior because you’ve seen his strength? Is that why you’re making up a story so that you can be superior to him in regard to cultivation base?”
More and more outer court disciples gathered around, and they sneered at Yang He.
Yang He’s face turned red because of this. He could not endure it anymore, and he finally blew up. “I didn’t say he’s at the Perfection Mortal Shedding Stage! Let me tell you this, he’s at the Mastery Mortal Shedding Stage.”
Mastery Mortal Shedding Stage!
It had to be said that Yang He’s words seemed to carry some weight.
After he finished speaking, the dozen or so outer disciples surrounding him fell silent.
Yang He could not help but feel pleased when he saw how shocked everyone was.
They were scared now?
“Crazy! This Yang He is crazy!”
“If he isn’t crazy then he must be dreaming… He was just sleep talking earlier.”
“Someone at the Mastery Mortal Shedding Stage defeating someone at the peak of the Paramount Mortal Shedding Stage? Moreover, he thoroughly defeated him as well… This is definitely the biggest joke I’ve ever heard in my life!”
“Yang He, you should take your medicine!”
The dozen or so outer court disciples were momentarily stunned before they regained their senses and began to mock Yang He even more than before.
They did not even believe him when he said Duan Ling Tian was at the Perfection Mortal Shedding Stage. How could they believe him when he said Duan Ling Tian was actually at the Mastery Mortal Shedding Stage?
“All of you are the crazy ones!”
“All of you are the ones talking in your sleep!”
“All of you are the ones who should take your medicine!”
Yang He glared at them as he shouted, “It’s okay if you don’t believe me, I don’t care anyway… Anyway, you’ll know if I’m telling the truth when the others who passed the entrance exam enter the sect.”
After shouting, Yang He, who felt he had been wronged, walked away from the crowd and returned to his stone house.
There were only a dozen or so outer court disciples left behind, staring at each other.
“It seems like we’ve driven Yang He crazy.”
“Humph! He has good acting skills… In the beginning, I’d believed him. After all, it’s not impossible for someone at the Perfection Mortal Shedding Stage to defeat someone at the Paramount Mortal Shedding Stage. It’s not that unbelievable.”
“Yes, I believed him a little in the beginning… Then, he actually said that Duan Ling Tian’s not at the Perfection Mortal Shedding Stage but at the Mastery Mortal Shedding Stage. He really thinks we’re dumb!”
“To defeat someone at the peak of the Paramount Mortal Shedding Stage with a cultivation base at the Mastery Mortal Shedding Stage? That’s just nonsense!”
The group of outer court disciples continued to complain and curse. They did not believe Yang He’s words at all.
Suddenly, an observant outer court disciple looked into the distance and yelled, “Eh! Someone came in… It’s Peng Jia! I remember that Peng Jia also followed the outer court’s deacon to the entrance exam. The new face beside him is also one of those who passed the entrance exam?”
“That new face… Have you seen him before? I haven’t.”
“I haven’t as well.”
“It seems like he’s indeed one of the new disciples who has just passed the entrance exam.”
“Let’s go! Let’s ask them.”
“Yes! We’ll find out for sure before we confront Yang He! Who asks him to trick us. Moreover, he even got angry at us when he failed to trick us. What a good actor!”
More than a dozen outer court disciples kept talking as they made their way toward the two people walking in the distance.
It was a middle-aged man and a young man.