Chapter 1445: I Plan to Play on My Own
Translator: EndlessFantasy Translation Editor: EndlessFantasy Translation
“Then, I’ll look for you again when I win, Deacon Deng.” Duan Ling Tian smiled at Deng Wei as he put the written pledge away.
“I’ll wait for you.” A fake smile appeared on Deng Wei’s face even though his heart was filled with disdain.
‘We’ll talk about it only if you’re still alive after three days!’
“Senior Brother Duan Ling Tian took out a lot of Saint Stones! 10,000 seventh-grade Saint Stones!”
“Although I’m an outer court disciple from the stone house district, I only get 100 seventh-grade Saint Stones every month… 10,000 seventh-grade Saint Stones… Even if I don’t use my Saint Stones, I’ll still need to save for more than eight years to have that number of Saint Stones.”
“It seems Senior Brother Duan Ling Tian is from one of the 18 cities under the Moon Illumination Sect’s command before he entered the sect. Moreover, the City Governor must have taken a liking to him.”
“This is very obvious!”
The atmosphere turned even more lively when Duan Ling Tian placed his bet.
Many of the outer court disciples’ bets turned higher as well.
Naturally, the majority of them still bet that Feng Fan would win. Even so, Deng Wei still had a delighted smile on his face. There were many people who bet on Duan Ling Tian as well.
In his opinion, those who bet on Duan Ling Tian, including Duan Ling Tian himself, were basically giving their money to him.
“From now on, other than Saint Stones, you can also use your Merit Points to bet,” Deng Wei announced loudly.
The moment his words left his mouth, he looked at Duan Ling Tian who was walking away and smiled. “Duan Ling Tian, your Master must have given you quite a number of Merit Points before you entered the Moon Illumination Sect, right?”
The moment Deng Wei opened his mouth, the entire scene burst into an uproar.
Merit Points were even more valuable than Saint Stones in the Moon Illumination Sect.
No matter how many Saint Stones one offered, not many people would be willing to exchange their Merit Points for it.
In the Moon Illumination Sect, Merit Points could be used to borrow and read the Human Rank Prominent Saint Grade Martial Tactics and exchange for Human Rank Prominent Saint Weapons or Earth Rank Primitive Saint Weapons… Naturally, one would need more Merit Points to exchange for an Earth Rank Primitive Saint Weapon.
In the outer court, only the outer court elders and deacons possessed the Earth Rank Primitive Saint Weapons.
Even if the Earth Rank Primitive Saint Weapons were not inscribed with any Saint Inscription, one would need to use tens of thousands of Merit Points to exchange for it… Those that were inscribed with Saint Inscription were even more valuable.
Apart from the Earth Rank Primitive Saint Weapons, Merit Points could also be used to exchange for high-grade Saint Grade Pills and formidable Dao Talismans.
“Merit Points?” Duan Ling Tian knew that Deng Wei had his eyes on his Merit Points as soon as he heard his words.
Indeed, he had a lot of Merit Points!
Before he left Mound Hill City, his teacher had transferred 100,000 Merit Points to him… Naturally, not all of the 100,000 Merit Points belonged to him. He was given 50,000 Merit Points.
The remaining 50,000 Merit Points were split between Ling Yun and Xiong Hu. 30,000 were given to Ling Yun, and the remaining 20,000 were given to Xiong Hu.
However, the Merit Points were temporarily looked after by him.
In the Moon Illumination Sect, an outer court disciple would only obtain Merit Points once every six months… On top of that, even an outer court disciple living in an independent courtyard was only given 1,000 Merit Points every six months.
As for the outer court disciples from the stone house and wooden house districts, the Merit Points they obtained every six months would be even fewer.
In the Moon Illumination Sect, the method of accumulating Merit Points did not rely on the Merit Points that were given every six months… Instead, one would have to rely on all sorts of methods like completing various tasks and contributing to the Moon Illumination Sect to earn Merit Points.
Soon after, an outer court disciple gritted his teeth and told Deng Wei, “I bet 1,000 Merit Points that Senior Brother Feng Fan will win!”
In the next instant, he obtained a written pledge and transferred 1,000 Merit Points from the Crystal Card he brought along to Deng Wei.
As long as Feng Fan emerged victorious three days later, he would be able to obtain an extra 5 Merit Points.
Just as someone had said earlier, “Don’t look down on something because of its minuscule amount.’
Duan Ling Tian’s eyes lit up immediately when he saw people began to use their Merit Points to bet.
He looked at Deng Wei whose attention was focused on him before saying nonchalantly, “Deacon Deng, although I have many Merit Points, I don’t intend to play with you anymore.”
“You must be lacking guts then!” Deng Wei mocked, “Duan Ling Tian, as the saying goes, ‘During birth, we bring nothing with us. During death, we take nothing with us’… If I were you, I would bet all my Merit Points on myself and take a leap of faith!”
“Lacking guts?” Duan Ling Tian chuckled. “I didn’t say I don’t want to play… I said I don’t want to play with you anymore. I plan to play on my own instead!”
“What do you mean?” Deng Wei frowned.
At once, the group of outer court disciples also shifted their attention to Duan Ling Tian. They were confused. They did not understand his words.
“Everyone! I plan to take a leap of faith and be the banker… Since I’m the banker, I’ll only accept those who bet on Feng Fan winning, and I’ll only accept Merit Points. I, myself, will bet with all of you! However, my betting odds will be much higher than Deacon Deng!” Duan Ling Tian announced, “The betting odds for Feng Fan winning the death duel are 30 to one!”
The moment Duan Ling Tian’s words left his mouth, the entire place fell silent.
As it turned out, this is what Duan Ling Tian meant when he said he would play on his own. He would be the banker! Not only would he exclusively accept bets on Feng Fan winning, but the betting odds were 50 to one.
In other words, if one bet 1,000 Merit Points on Feng Fan winning, one would be able to obtain 30 Merit Points if he won.
Many outer court disciples’ eyes lit up immediately. “Senior Brother Duan Ling Tian, I’ll bet 900 Merit Points!”
“Senior Brother, I’ll bet 700 Merit Points!”
“Senior Brother Duan Ling Tian, I’ll bet 1,200 Merit Points!”
The group of outer court disciples surrounded Duan Ling Tian and placed their bets one by one.
With Duan Ling Tian as the banker, the betting odds for Feng Fan winning were 30 to one, but it was only 200 to one on Deng Wei’s side.
Those who were not fools would definitely know how to choose.
At once, nobody placed their bets with Deng Wei anymore.
“Hurmph!” When Deng Wei saw how the group of outer court disciples surrounded Duan Ling Tian to place their bets, he snorted before his voice that contained True Energy sounded like thunder, “Why don’t you guys think about it? He only accepts bets of Feng Fan winning… However, does he have enough Merit Points to compensate all of you?”
The moment these words left Deng Wei’s mouth, many of the outer court disciples calmed down immediately.
He was right.
Although the betting odds of 30 to one were high and favorable to them, the amount Duan Ling Tian needed to repay them would be high as well if so many of them placed their bets.
“Duan Ling Tian, are you trying to deceive us?” Deng Wei mocked.
Duan Ling Tian did not say anything. He only took out his Crystal Card in the face of Deng Wei’s mocking words and the outer court disciple’s skepticism. After he had infused his True Energy into it, the balance of the card was immediately revealed.
100,000 Merit Points!
The moment the group of outer court disciples saw the Merit Points in Duan Ling Tian’s Crystal Card, their eyes turned red with envy. How badly they wanted to snatch Duan Ling Tian’s Crystal Card away.
“With these 100,000 Merit Points, it’s more than enough for me to take on three million Merit Points of bets if we go by the 30 to one betting odds… Do all of you still doubt me and think I don’t have enough Merit Points to compensate you?” Duan Ling Tian asked nonchalantly as he looked around his surrounding.
“Not at all!” The group of outer court disciples shook their heads instantly.
What a joke!
With these 100,000 Merit Points, Senior Brother Duan Ling Tian would be able to take bets up to three million Merit Points.
“However, I only have these 100,000 Merit Points in hand… Due to this reason, please place your bets quickly. Once the bets hit three million Merit Points, I won’t accept any more bets.” Duan Ling Tian seized this opportunity to strike the iron while it was still hot.
“Senior Brother Duan Ling Tian, I want to make a bet! 2,000 Merit Points please!”
“Senior Brother Duan Ling Tian, I want to make a bet too! 1,500 Merit Points!”
The group of outer court disciples instantly scrambled to place a bet with Duan Ling Tian, causing him to momentarily struggle to cope. “Queue up! Line up one by one!”
Every time there was a transaction of Merit Points in his Crystal Card, Duan Ling Tian would give out a written pledge and place his fingerprint on it.
Deng Wei’s face turned even glummer when he saw his words failed to affect Duan Ling Tian but served to help him instead.
“Duan Ling Tian, first, you caused my nephew to have no fate with the sect, and now, you actually cut off the source of my wealth?! F*ck you!” Deng Wei’s eyes turned bloodshot. He wanted to tear Duan Ling Tian into pieces.
Put aside the fact that he was just an outer court deacon, even if he was an outer court elder, he still would not dare to kill as he liked in the sect. Otherwise, he would be sentenced to death according to the sect’s rules.
Due to this reason, he could only put up with it.
Deng Wei’s body began to tremble violently from his fury.
“Three days later, I’ll watch with my own eyes as Feng Fan kills you!” Deng Wei glared at Duan Ling Tian coldly and clenched his teeth.
“That’s right!” His brows twitched a little before a sneer crept up on the corner of his mouth as though he had thought of something.
“Duan Ling Tian, you keep saying you’ll only accept bets on Feng Fan winning, but if Feng Fan really wins, you’ll be dead. At that time, who’s going to help you with the payout? How are you going to pay everyone their Merit Points?” Deng Wei’s voice that contained True Energy resonated once again. It exploded thunderously by the outer court disciples’ ears, shocking them and waking them up.
“That’s right! If Senior Brother Feng Fan wins, won’t Senior Brother Duan Ling Tian be dead at that time?”
“How is a dead man going to fulfill his promise?”
“Senior Brother Duan Ling Tian, what do you have to say?”
The group of outer court disciples discussed among themselves before they looked at Duan Ling Tian. “I hope you can give us an explanation, Senior Brother Duan Ling Tian… Otherwise, we can only take back our Merit Points and no longer place any bets.”
“That’s right! You must give us an explanation!”
“If you lose three days later in the death duel between you and Senior Brother Feng Fan, you’ll die… At that time, what will happen to our bets?”
The group of outer court disciples scrambled to ask.
“There’s no need for all of you to worry about this.” After Duan Ling Tian raised his hand and the group of outer court disciples fell silent, he smiled and replied nonchalantly, “I’ll look for Elder Dong Fang so that he can be the witness to our bet… Apart from that, I’ll pass my Crystal Card to him. If I die three days later, the Crystal Card will automatically remove its ownership. At that time, you can take the written pledge in your hands and look for him to receive your winnings.”