Chapter 1448: A Pleased Huang Chen
Translator: EndlessFantasy Translation Editor: EndlessFantasy Translation
“It looks like you still remember.” Deng Wei sneered. “If it weren’t for you, it’d be easy for my nephew to enter the sect with his innate talent, but all thanks to you, he no longer has any fate to enter the Moon Illumination Sect for his entire life.”
“Deacon Deng, instead of hating me right here, why don’t you ask that nephew of yours why couldn’t he defeat me?” After casting a nonchalant glance at Deng Wei, Duan Ling Tian could not be bothered with him anymore.
His attention landed on the Crystal Card in his hand.
The Merit Points in his Crystal Card now was close to 2.1 million Merit Points now. Out of the Merit Points, 100,000 belonged to him while the rest were the wagers that he received.
“With the capital that I have in my hand, I can still take in a wager of one million,” Duan Ling Tian muttered. At the same time, he looked at the group of outer court deacons and elders surrounding him before thinking to himself, “They really can keep their cool.”
Just as Duan Ling Tian’s thought left his mind, an outer court deacon walked over. “Since Deng Wei has also come to join in the fun, I won’t miss this as well. In this case, I’ll place a bet of 100,000 Merit Points.”
“Okay.” Duan Ling Tian fluidly took the 100,000 Merit Points that the outer court deacon passed him and at the same time, he passed the written pledge to the deacon before announcing wittingly, “Another 900,000 Merit Points and this bet that I set will no longer take in any bets!”
The moment Duan Ling Tian’s words left his mouth, the group of outer court deacons could no longer hold it in anymore as they came swarming forward.
“I’ll place 50,000 Merit Points!”
“I’m betting 60,000 Merit Points!”
“I’ll place 80,000 Merit Points!”
Although they were not as crazy as Deng Wei, they still presented him half of their wealth.
In just a while, the wager that Duan Ling Tian had in his hand had already accumulated to become more than 2.6 million Merit Points.
At this point, several outer court elders walked over.
Dong Chong, the person-in-charge of the previous entrance assessment who wanted to take Duan Ling Tian in as a direct disciple but was rejected, was one of them too.
When these few elders were walking over to him, Duan Ling Tian noticed a Spiritual Energy sweep over him without restraint before enveloping his entire physique as though it was probing something.
This owner of the Spiritual Energy was a plump outer court elder who was all smiles and appeared to be harmless.
However, Duan Ling Tian knew that he was not as simple as he looked. He must be a downright grinning tiger.
A wicked person with a hypocritical smile was a fitting description.
“Duan Ling Tian, it looks like you’ve really made a breakthrough to the Perfection Mortal Shedding Stage after the entrance assessment just as the rumors say. With the cultivation base as a Perfection Mortal Shedding Stage cultivator, you’re indeed allowed to be conceited to be able to defeat Ceng Zhi and Lin Fu one after another!” Soon, the smiling tiger stood in front of Duan Ling Tian and said nonchalantly.
“Thanks for the compliment, elder,” Duan Ling Tian replied indifferently. He was not fond of this outer court elder who was being impolite by probing his cultivation base.
“Perfection Mortal Shedding Stage?”
As the saying went, “a casual remark may reveal much to an attentive listener”. After Dong Chong heard this smiling tiger’s words, his heart skipped a beat in shock right away before asking via True Energy Voice Transmission, “Elder Huang Cheng, did you probe Duan Ling Tian’s cultivation base just now?”
Huang Cheng nodded his head indifferently. At the same time, before Dong Chong and the few other outer court elders could open their mouths, he had already looked at Duan Ling Tian and beat the rest to announce, “How much more wagers you can take? I’ll make up for the remaining balance that you still lack!”
Upon hearing this, Duan Ling Tian’s eyes narrowed without warning as a trace of a sneer crept upon the corner of his mouth.
Swoosh! Swoosh! Swoosh!
Dong Chong and the few other outer court elders turned horrified right away. Some of the other outer court elders even cried out anxiously, “Elder Huang, you can’t just take all the goodness for yourself!”
“That’s right! Those who see it can get the shares too! How can you just seize all the remaining wagers for yourself?”
“Elder Huang, you’re really dishonest!”
The few outer court disciples expressed their discontentedness one by one.
Only Dong Chong did not have the intention to compete with Huang Cheng. He just wanted to remind Huang Cheng that Duan Ling Tian was only a Mastery Mortal Shedding Stage Martial Cultivator when he defeated Lin Fu a month ago.
That was the result he obtained by probing using his Spiritual Secret Technique personally.
Just as Dong Chong was about to open his mouth, Huang Cheng had already beaten him to it first. “All of you geezers, you’re the ones who are slow, so who are you blaming now? As the saying goes, ‘first come, first served’. Don’t tell me that you guys don’t even know about this rule at all!”
Huang Cheng’s tone was completely blunt as though he was not at all concerned about the glum expression on the few outer court elders’ faces.
The moment Huang Chong’s words left his mouth, even Dong Chong could not help but felt a little disgruntled.
At once, he did not proceed to warn Huang Cheng anymore.
The few outer court elders snorted with disdain.
“Huang Cheng, it’s not up to you who decides whether we can make a bet or not! This bet isn’t set by you anyway, Huang Cheng!”
“That’s right! This bet is set up by Duan Ling Tian. How are you so sure that he’s willing to give you all of the remaining amounts?”
“Huang Cheng, don’t be so conceited.”
Upon hearing the few outer court elders, Huang Cheng instantly looked at Duan Ling Tian. Narrowing his eyes, he asked in an unfriendly tone, “Duan Ling Tian, did you hear what I said just now?”
“Yes.” Duan Ling Tian nodded his head nonchalantly.
The few outer court elders looked at Duan Ling Tian and encouraged him.
“Duan Ling Tian, you don’t have to give a damn about him! If he dares to pick any trouble with you because of this, we, these few old men, aren’t people who are easily bullied.”
“That’s right! We’ll back you up!”
“You don’t have to be afraid of him!”
“I’m sorry, all of you elders. As the saying goes, ‘first come, first served’. Since Elder Huang is the one who spoke first, I have no other option, but to give all of the remaining limits to him. Next time, I’ll make sure to give all of you the priority if I set another bet.” In the face of the few outer court elders’ constant bombarding, Duan Ling Tian apologized.
“Did you guys hear that?” Upon hearing the apology, Huang Cheng had a smug expression on his face. At the same time, he nodded at Duan Ling Tian and smirked. “Duan Ling Tian, you’re not bad! Really not bad! How sensible of you! If it weren’t for the fact that you’re going to have a Death Duel with Feng Fan tomorrow, I’d really wanted to take you as my disciple.”
“Thanks for thinking so highly of me, Elder Huang Cheng.” Duan Ling Tian beamed too as he looked at Huang Cheng. As for the few other elders, he completely ignored them.
However, the corner of his eye could not help but sweep past Dong Chong. “From the beginning till the end, Elder Dong Chong didn’t even say a word and he seems to have no intention of placing any bets at all? In this case, what is he doing here joining in the fun for?!”
Duan Ling Tian’s heart was full of scorn.
If Elder Dong Chong had also opened his mouth just now, he would have definitely shared his remaining limits with him too.
A month ago, Dong Chong had probed his cultivation base without restraint in secret, pissing him off.
After those few outer court elders were rejected by Duan Ling Tian, their faces turned glum right away. However, what else could they do? Threaten him?
Duan Ling Tian was most likely going to be killed tomorrow, so what use was there in threatening him?
As for Duan Ling Tian’s claims of prioritizing them when he had the opportunity to set up another bet the next time, they completely regarded it as nonsense. In their opinion, he would never be able to survive after the next day.
Dong Chong took a long look at Duan Ling Tian and did not say any more.
He was clear that even if he reminded Huang Cheng now, the latter would only mistake it as him wanting his share.
“Duan Ling Tian, how much more wager can you take?” Taking out his own Crystal Card, Huang Cheng looked at Duan Ling Tian and asked.
“360,000 more,” Duan Ling Tian answered.
The moment Huang Cheng heard that, he readily swiped 360,000 Merit Points from his Crystal Card. Of course, this was just on the surface. He could not help but felt a little pang of pain in his heart.
He only had a total of slightly over 400,000 Merit Points in hand.
Now that 360,000 was gone in a flash, this was no doubt a huge loss to him.
However, the moment he remembered that he would be able to obtain more than 10,000 Merit Points in addition to getting back his 360,000 Merit Points the next day, his pain disappeared.
“All of the 3 million is now here!” Duan Ling Tian’s heart was filled with excitement. However, he did not show it deliberately on the surface. Instead, he just maintained his composure.
He understood the saying “the silent toad catches the fly” very well.
“Elders, the bet has ended now so it’s time for me to go back to cultivate in order for me to face the Death Duel tomorrow… Farewell!” After keeping his Crystal Card, Duan Ling Tian looked at the few outer court elders in front and said his farewell before he left.
“Duan Ling Tian is not bad!” Staring at his silhouette that was getting farther away, Huang Cheng nodded his head in satisfaction.
Of course, the reason for his approval was that the man had resisted the pressure and had given him all of the remaining limits to him. In his eyes, Duan Ling Tian intended to just give him over 10,000 Merit Points freely.
As for the few other elders, other than Dong Chong who seemed to be lost in his thoughts, the rests of them had grave expressions.
It had never crossed their minds that Duan Ling Tian would have no sense in appreciating favors. How dare he actually ignore them?
“And to think that he actually went back to cultivate! Let alone one day, even if he’s given a year, he’s not a match for Feng Fan at all!”
“How dare he actually accept Feng Fan’s Death Duel invitation? Duan Ling Tian really overestimated himself!”
“I really want to see how he’ll be killed tomorrow!”
The few outer court elders who hated Duan Ling Tian for not allocating his remaining limit to them sneered one after another.
“Haha… Everyone, I’ll bid farewell first. See you tomorrow.” Huang Cheng laughed out loudly in content as he strode away.
“It’s time for me to take my leave too,” Dong Chong added before he departed as well.
Since the few other outer court elders’ attention was not on Dong Chong, they did not notice how abnormal he was behaving that day. After mocking Duan Ling Tian a few more times, they finally left one by one.
As for the few enraged outer court elders, of course, Duan Ling Tian did not give a damn about them.
He believed that after tomorrow, these few outer court disciples would be very grateful to him.
Feng Fan was an Earth Rankings powerhouse? So what?
No matter how strong he was, he was still only a Mortal Shedding Stage Martial Cultivator! Why would he, Duan Ling Tian, be afraid of him?
“I have close to 3.1 million Merit Points here… Tsk tsk! I think not many people have this many Merit Points even in the Moon Illumination Sect!” After returning to the house in the little courtyard, Duan Ling Tian did not enter the Seven Treasures Exquisite Pagoda to cultivate straightaway. Instead, he studied the Crystal Card in his hand.
As he infused his True Energy into it, the balance that was shown on the Crystal Card was just several thousand away from 3.1 million.