Chapter 1455: Threats
“As Liu Huan’s tool for revenge, Zhou Qi didn’t even bother to clean up your body after you died. How sad is that?” After taking Feng Fan’s Spatial Ring, Duan Ling Tian glanced at his corpse indifferently before he walked away under everyone’s complicated gaze. It was obvious he was leaving now.
The crowd made way for him as he walked.
Although about 70% to 80% of outer court disciples had bet with Duan Ling Tian and lost quite a lot of Merit Points, they did not blame him at all.
In their opinion, they had lost because Feng Fan was useless.
They had placed such big bets on Feng Fan because he was an Earth Ranking’s powerhouse. They thought he would definitely be able to defeat Duan Ling Tian, an outer court disciple who had just entered the sect almost two months ago. However, the outcome was beyond their expectation.
Duan Ling Tian, an outer court disciple who had just entered the sect almost two months ago, had killed Feng Fan, an Earth Ranking’s powerhouse who was famous in the Moon Illumination Sect, in just one fell swoop.
“Duan Ling Tian, if you have any sense at all, you’ll find a time and come to my mansion to return me the Merit Points I bet on Feng Fan. Otherwise… Hurmph!” A True Energy Voice Transmission suddenly rang by Duan Ling Tian’s ears as he made his way out.
Duan Ling Tian was familiar with this voice that was filled with threats.
Under the watchful eyes of the others, Duan Ling Tian instantly came to a halt and shifted his eyes to the place where a group of outer court elders was standing before it finally landed on Elder Huang Cheng who had bet heavily yesterday.
Huang Cheng was furious when he saw how boldly Duan Ling Tian was staring at him in front of so many people and ignore his prestige.
The moment he spoke, he immediately demanded one million Merit Points from Duan Ling Tian!
“How dare you look into my eyes like this under the watchful eyes of so many people… If you don’t return me one million Merit Points, I won’t let this matter go!”
It was obvious that he was treating Duan Ling Tian like a fat sheep that he could slaughter!
However, Duan Ling Tian instantly chuckled when he heard Huang Cheng’s words. He flashed a brilliant smile in front of everyone.
“Elder Huang Cheng! You came on your own accord yesterday and said you wanted to bet 360,000 Merit Points. Now that I’ve won, you’re threatening me to return you the 360,000 Merit Points? What kind of logic is this? Don’t tell me that an awe-inspiring outer court elder like you is going to take advantage of your power to bully people? Don’t tell me there are no laws in this sect?” Duan Ling Tian revealed Huang Cheng’s threats to the crowd as he narrowed his eyes.
The words left his mouth so fast that for a moment, Huang Cheng did not realize what was happening
The moment he regained his senses, he discovered the gaze of the people in the surrounding had changed when they looked at him.
“Elder Huang Cheng, is Duan Ling Tian telling the truth?” An outer court elder standing next to Huang Cheng asked indifferently. “If it’s true, you really have crossed the line.”
“That’s right! You’re an outer court elder, and you represent the sect… It’s really embarrassing that you’re such a sore loser,” another outer court elder added.
“If it was me, I’ll still admit defeat no matter how unwilling I am… Elder Huang Cheng, if you really did threaten Duan Ling Tian, you really need to improve your sportsmanship,” the outer court elders chimed in one after another.
The moment Huang Cheng heard the remarks made by the group of outer court elders, he muttered underneath his breath, “Easier said than done.” He glared at Duan Ling Tian and snarled, “Duan Ling Tian! How dare you slander me? Although 360,000 Merit Points is a lot, I don’t really care about it that much.”
Naturally, he was unwilling to admit his wrongdoing in front of so many people. It could cause him to lose his position as an outer court elder.
“Slander?” Duan Ling Tian smiled coldly. “Elder Huang Cheng, we’ve never had any interactions prior to yesterday… Why would I slander you? Don’t tell me it’s because of the 360,000 Merit Points you bet yesterday. I think, to an awe-inspiring outer court elder like you, the 360,000 Merit Points you bet yesterday cannot compare to the big loss that Deacon Deng suffers right? Deacon Deng is only an outer court deacon and the 150,000 Merit Points that he bet is almost all of the money that he has. Still, he didn’t threaten me at all. If we compare two of you, your temperament is quite lacking compared to him.” Duan Ling Tian shook his head as he reached the end of his sentence.
Upon hearing Duan Ling Tian’s praise, not only was Deng Wei unhappy, but he was so furious he almost vomited blood.
150,000 Merit Point was indeed all of the Merit Points he had.
Currently, he only had several thousands of Merit Points in his Crystal Card. It was impossible to say he was not bothered by it.
He did not threaten Duan Ling Tian because he knew threats were useless against Duan Ling Tian. He could only come up with other ideas and ways to kill Duan Ling Tian and snatch his Crystal Card.
At that time, not only would he get his 150,000 Merit Points, but he would also get the almost three million Merit Points in there.
“You…” Huang Cheng’s face turned grave.
He was just about to retort when Duan Ling Tian interrupted him again. “Elder Huang Cheng, although you’re an outer court elder, I won’t submit to your despotic ways! Unless I die, I won’t return the one million Merit Points to you!”
One million Merit Points!
The moment these words left Duan Ling Tian’s mouth, the look in the eyes that were trained on him changed again.
Those who were not fools could tell that Huang Cheng had threatened Duan Ling Tian and demanded one million Merit Points from him.
“Bah! And to think that he’s actually an outer court elder! He’s really an embarrassment to the outer court!”
“That’s right! Although I’m just an ordinary outer court disciple, I’m still willing to admit defeat! What a remarkable person! He dares to use his identity as an outer court elder to threaten Senior Brother Duan Ling Tian and demand for the return of his Merit Points! Moreover, he wanted Duan Ling Tian to give him one million Merit Points!”
“Isn’t he trying to cheat? How could there such a good thing in this world?”
The group of outer court disciples who had also placed a bet hurled all kinds of insults at him. They no longer cared if Huang Cheng was an elder or not. They vented all the anger they had been accumulating.
Huang Cheng was dumbfounded.
Currently, the situation had gone out of his control.
“Duan Ling Tian, don’t you know that by slandering the sect’s higher officials, you’ll be severely punished by the sect?” Huang Cheng snapped with a grave expression on his face.
His voice that contained True Energy drowned out the commotion in the surrounding.
“Slander?” Duan Ling Tian sneered. “Elder Huang Cheng, you keep saying that I’m slandering you. I wonder if you dare to make an oath using the Tribulation Oath to prove that you did not threaten me?”
“Hurmph! I’ve already said I did not threaten you! Who do you think you are? Do you think you’re worthy of me swearing an oath for you?” Huang Cheng snorted disdainfully.
“That’s right. You’re an awe-inspiring outer court elder and would not bother to make an oath for me… In that case, I’ll swear using the Tribulation Oath that if I falsely accuse you, I’m willing to be struck to death by the Nine-Nine Heavenly Tribulation’s lightning penalty!” Naturally, Duan Ling Tian had his own countermeasure to deal with Huang Cheng’s shameless act. Huang Chen had a horrified expression on his face as Duan Ling Tian pricked his finger and a drop of fresh blood rose up into the sky.
Boom! Boom! Boom! Boom! Boom!
Nine claps of thunder resonated in the sky.
That was the Tribulation Oath, the Nine-Nine Heavenly Tribulation, bearing witness to Duan Ling Tian’s oath. However, there was no lightning penalty that came to strike Duan Ling Tian to death.
At once, it became clear to the crowd who was telling the truth between the both of them.
Gasp! Gasp! Gasp!
The crowd was looking at Huang Cheng with a peculiar gaze now.
Prior to this, they were not 100% certain Huang Cheng had threatened Duan Ling Tian. However, they had no more doubts now that Duan Ling Tian had sworn an oath.
The Tribulation Oath would never lie.
That was the prestige of Heaven.
As the saying went, ‘God is watching what you’re doing.” Heaven does not favor anyone.
Currently, even the group of outer court elders, including Dong Chong, began to distance themselves from Huang Cheng, both intentionally and unintentionally. It was as though they found it disgraceful to be grouped together with Huang Cheng since they were all outer court elders.
Huang Cheng’s face turned red in fury. For a moment, he did not have any comeback at all.
From that moment Duan Ling Tian publicly swore by the Tribulation Oath, he knew that nobody would believe him anymore. It was futile no matter what he said.
“Duan Ling Tian! Don’t give me an opportunity to kill you!” Huang Cheng said angrily through True Energy Voice Transmission as he glared at Duan Ling Tian furiously. After that, he flew out and vanished before the crowd’s eyes.
Although Duan Ling Tian heard Huang Cheng’s threats, he was calm and was not bothered by it.
Even if the incident had not taken place, with how petty Huang Cheng was, he would not have let Duan Ling Tian go if he did not return him 360,000 Merit Points.
If that was the case, why should he be afraid?
The crowd gasped again when they saw Huang Cheng fleeing the scene without giving an explanation.
“Shameless! How shameless can he be?”
“How come I didn’t know Elder Huang Cheng is actually such a foolish person before this?”
“I must say that this kind of person is not worthy of becoming an outer court elder at all! He’s just an embarrassment to the outer court!”
The group of outer court disciples seemed to be deeply affected by Duan Ling Tian’s incident as all of them let loose a series of curses.
“Everyone! Thanks for your support,” Duan Ling Tian announced. His voice that contained True Energy drowned out the noise on the scene. “I thought about this earlier, and I feel that all of you did not have it easy as well. That’s why, apart from Elder Huang Cheng and Deacon Deng, I’ll return half of the Merit Points that all of you have bet! Tomorrow at noon, at this training field, please bring the written pledge in your hand and look for me. I’ll return you your Merit Points.”
Duan Ling Tian’s voice spread out.
“Long live Senior Brother Duan Ling Tian!”
“Thank you, Senior Brother Duan Ling Tian!”
“Senior Brother Duan Ling Tian is a really good person! He’s actually willing to return us our Merit Points!”
Upon hearing Duan Ling Tian’s words, the group of outer court disciples was overwhelmed with joy. Each of them felt deeply grateful to him.
The moment the group of outer court deacons heard this, their eyes lit up immediately as well.
“Duan Ling Tian! Why am I excluded?” Deng Wei yelled resentfully.