Chapter 1438: A Glimpse of an Arrow
Translator: EndlessFantasy Translation Editor: EndlessFantasy Translation
At the training field in the outer court of Moon Illumination Sect.
A group of outer court disciples was standing in a circle in the middle of the training field.
In the open space, a young man and a middle-aged man were locked in a stalemate, preparing to battle.
Without warning, the young man raised a hand, and a special light paper floated out. It finally dropped down when it floated until it was in front of the middle-aged man.
Two lines of distinctive words were written on this special paper. Apart from that, there were also three fingerprints on it.
It was none other than a duel invitation!
“Although I’ve no idea why you issued a duel invitation to me, it doesn’t matter anymore,” Duan Ling Tian said to Lin Fu calmly after he sent the duel invitation back to him.
“That’s right, it doesn’t matter anymore.” Lin Fu’s eyes flashed when he looked at Duan Ling Tian as he put the duel invitation away. “You, Duan Ling Tian, have created such a huge commotion the moment you entered the sect. Today, I, Lin Fu, will teach you a lesson. I’ll show you that we, the senior outer court disciples, are not easily bullied.”
“I’ve never thought the senior outer court disciples are easily bullied. The conflict I have with Ceng Zhi happened because of him… I’m sure everyone here knows this,” Duan Ling Tian replied nonchalantly.
The group of onlookers nodded their heads. They knew this very well.
“Hurmph! Cut the crap, and let’s discover the truth through battle!” Lin Fu snorted.
“Aren’t you the one who began to talk crap first?” Duan Ling Tian shook his head as he smiled indifferently, a helpless expression on his face.
Many people standing at the side laughed immediately.
“You’re seeking death!” Lin Fu’s face turned grave instantly. He did not speak as his body flashed. It was as though he had transformed into a large bird when his True Energy stretched out and fluttered in the sky, giving the appearance of two flapping wings.
In just a blink of an eye, Lin Fu had already arrived in front of Duan Ling Tian. A three-foot-long sword appeared in his hand suddenly and emitted a dazzling True Energy light. It was pointed at Duan Ling Tian.
Swish! Swish! Swish! Swish! Swish!
The moment Lin Fu pointed his sword, the sound of sword whistling reverberated in the air. Sword rays similar to a meteor shower appeared and rushed toward Duan Ling Tian.
Body and Arrow Synchronization!
Long before Lin Fu had arrived in front of him, Duan Ling Tian had already taken out his Sun Shooting Bow and stored his energy. Seeing how Lin Fu had struck, he instantly shot an arrow with all his might.
In the next instant, Duan Ling Tian stepped on the arrow and flew out, causing Lin Fu’s sword technique to miss.
“Take my arrow!” Duan Ling Tian announced indifferently. With just a raise of his hand, the arrow that was solidified from True Energy shot out immediately.
“Why did he shoot the arrow into the sky?” Many people were stunned when they saw Duan Ling Tian shoot his arrow into the sky.
Soon after, they received an answer.
When the arrow soared up into the sky, thousands of arrow rays fell with a howl in just a blink of an eye. It was extremely similar to a meteor shower, and it was so imposing that Lin Fu’s sword technique could not compare to it at all.
If the sword technique Lin Fu had cast earlier was similar to a drizzle of rain, then the Aerolite Shower Duan Ling Tian just cast was like pouring rain.
The rain poured down like cats and dogs, enveloping Lin Fu in it. It did not allow him to escape at all.
“What an insignificant trick!” Lin Fu was at the peak of the Paramount Mortal Shedding Stage after all. When he snorted, he flicked the three-foot-long sword in his hand, and it began to rise and twirl in the air. Wherever the sword rays landed instantly turned into a whirlpool.
“Spiral Sword Ray!” Many people exclaimed in a low voice. It was apparent they recognized the technique Lin Fu had just cast.
As the whirlpool rose up into the sky, the shower of arrows that covered the sky was instantly swallowed by it until it vanished completely. It was as though they were never there at all.
“Do you only have such weak skills?” Lin Fu mocked as he watched Duan Ling Tian fly away by stepping on his arrow.
“Take another arrow then!” Duan Ling Tian replied nonchalantly. He lifted the Sun Shooting Bow with his left hand again. True Energy shot out of his right hand before it solidified into a sharp arrow that slid on the bowstring.
The bowstring trembled faintly as Duan Ling Tian pulled it back slightly.
Currently, even after he had broken through to the Mastery Mortal Shedding Stage and had undergone two transformations on his body, he still had a long way to go before he could pull the bowstring into a full moon shape.
No matter what, the bowstring of the Sun Shooting Bow was still made from the tendon of a five-clawed Devil Dragon. With his current strength, he was still unable to pull it all the way back.
His eyes narrowed instantly as soon as he nocked the arrow.
In this instant, Duan Ling Tian’s aura seemed to have undergone an earth-shattering transformation.
The group of outer court disciple watching by the side had also noticed this.
“Senior Brother Duan is going to unleash his full strength now!” Xiong Hu who standing in the crowd began to get excited.
Ling Yu was standing next to him. Although he did not say anything, his eyes were filled with anticipation.
As the arrow underneath his feet began to fade and disappear, Duan Ling Tian gradually descended. It seemed like there was only one person left in his sight…
After his eyes locked on Lin Fu, Duan Ling Tian’s right hand that was holding on to the arrow gradually loosened its grip.
Lin Fu’s expression turned grave immediately.
At this moment, his heart was in a panic. It was as though the arrow in Duan Ling Tian’s hand was a great savage beast.
Finally, the bowstring trembled as the arrow in Duan Ling Tian’s hand shot out. It was as though it had transformed into a bolt of lightning. Everything in its surrounding appeared dull in comparison.
At this instant, the streak of lightning was like a meteorite soaring through the pitch-black sky. It was short but beautiful.
Meanwhile, Lin Fu made his move as well. His sword rays shot out in all directions with great momentum.
Before the group of outer court disciple watching from the side could react, a thunderous explosion resonated by their ears.
In the next instant, they clearly saw Lin Fu who was originally standing upright in high spirits suddenly had one of his knees on the ground as he supported himself with his sword. Even the robe on his body was torn in half. Moreover, his long hair had also fallen on his shoulders because his hair band had snapped.
Currently, his appearance was similar to a beggar.
A tyrannical hurricane swept out with Lin Hu in the center, causing the spectators’ robes to flutter loudly in the wind.
Lin Fu’s face was completely flushed. He could not endure it anymore and spat out a mouthful of blood.
When he raised his head to look at Duan Ling Tian again, hints of shock and disbelief were clearly seen in his eyes.
Earlier, he had waited for Duan Ling Tian’s attack without moving because he was confident of his own strength. He thought he would be able to take down the arrow that Duan Ling Tian had shot out.
It was only when the arrow that was solidified from True Energy collided with his strongest sword technique that he finally realized how much of a fool he was.
Just the force contained in the glimpse of Duan Ling Tian’s arrow was far greater than his sword technique!
Although Duan Ling Tian did not win by much, he had still won the duel. Not only did Duan Ling Tian manage to overpower his sword technique, but he had even injured him, causing him to look extremely wretched.
“No.47 in the outer court? Hmm, so that’s all to it?”
Before the group of people watching by the side could even react, Duan Ling Tian had put his Sun Shooting Bow away. He glanced at Lin Fu indifferently. It angered Lin Fu so much that he spat out out few mouthfuls of blood again.
Although Lin Fu was angry, he could not refute his statement at all.
Who asked him to be so careless?
Otherwise, even if he had lost, he would not have lost so quickly.
When the group of onlookers finally returned to their senses, and a commotion broke out, Duan Ling Tian had already gone to stand with Ling Yun and Xiong Hu. “Let’s go! Let’s find another place to talk.”
Duan Ling Tian led the way. The group of outer court disciples parted and made way for him as he walked.
The eyes that looked at him were filled with hints of respect and fear.
This was a world where the strong thrived and were respected… It had nothing to do with whether Duan Ling Tian had just entered the sect, his age or his position.
The group of outer court disciples only regained their senses when Duan Ling Tian and the other two silhouettes vanished from their sights. A commotion broke out, instantly breaking the temporary silence.
“Senior Brother Duan Ling Tian is just too formidable!”
“That’s right! In my eyes, the arrow was just like a meteorite that disappears the moment it appears. Before I even realized what was going on, the meteorite had already crashed into Senior Brother Lin Fu!”
“It’s indeed a stroke of genius! At the very least, even Senior Brother Lin Fu who was ranked 47th in the outer sect could not endure it.”
“In my opinion, it’s possible for Senior Brother Ling Tian to make it into the top 30 with his strength!”
“It’s really unimaginable that Senior Brother Duan is merely an outer court disciple who just entered the sect a month ago… He’s not even 40 years old yet! His innate talent is really peerless.”
The group of outer court disciples who were watching by the side buried their heads together in a discussion. Their tones were filled with admiration toward Duan Ling Tian.
“All of you seem to have forgotten one thing… When Senior Brother Duan went through the first phase of the entrance exam a month ago, he was only at the Mastery Mortal Shedding Stage!”
“His cultivation base is only at the Mastery Mortal Shedding Stage, but he still managed to defeat our outer sect’s Senior Brother Ceng Zhi who was ranked 85th and Senior Brother Lin Fu who was ranked 47th? It’s impossible!”
“I think Duan Ling Tian must have already broken through to the Perfection Mortal Shedding Stage before he fought with Senior Brother Ceng Zhi.”
“I think so too! Otherwise, it’s just impossible!”
Upon hearing the discussion of the outer court disciples, an old man standing by the side of the training field shook his head
There was a baffled expression on his face.
This was because when he used his Spiritual Energy to probe Duan Ling Tian’s cultivation base earlier, he discovered Duan Ling Tian was still at the Mastery Mortal Shedding Stage.
“Don’t tell me Duan Ling Tian knows some secret technique that can conceal his cultivation base? In this case, it’s useless to use the Spiritual Secret Tactic on him.” The old man was none other than Elder Dong Chong of the outer court.
He was the outer court elder who placed his fingerprint on the duel invitation that Lin Fu issued to Duan Ling Tian.
When Xiong Hu saw Duan Ling Tian suddenly turned and frowned, he asked, puzzled, “Senior Brother Duan, what’s the matter?”
“It’s nothing.” Duan Ling Tian shook his head, but his heart was a little unhappy.
He did not offend that outer court elder, Dong Chong, right? It was not the entrance exam, how dare he blatantly probe his cultivation base. Did he really think Duan Ling Tian was that nice a person?
At this moment, whatever fondness he had for Dong Chong vanished without a trace.
After they had arrived at a more secluded place, Duan Ling Tian came to a halt and asked, “Where are two of you staying now?”