Chapter 1483: Mantis Catching A Cicada
Translator: EndlessFantasy Translation Editor: EndlessFantasy Translation
Duan Ling Tian had imagined countless times about what would happen when he broke through to the Paramount Mortal Shedding Stage. He had wondered how many Saint Veins he would be able to open and whether he would be able to open all 99 Saint Veins.
However, he was calm when he finally broke through to the Paramount Mortal Shedding Stage.
‘Saint Veins…” Duan Ling Tian looked into his body to observe his Saint Veins.
Now that he had broken through to the Paramount Mortal Shedding Stage, it would mean that the Saint Veins in his body were opened. He became a little solemn when he thought there would not be any new opened Saint Veins after this.
This was because he did not count his Saint Veins earlier when he broke through to the Paramount Mortal Shedding Stage… If he did, he would not be as anxious as he was now.
The heaviness in his heart disappeared when he counted the number of Saint Veins in his body.
“Nine… Ninety-nine! What… what…” Duan Ling Tian was over the moon when he counted the Saint Veins in his body.
This was something he had hoped for. He had thought about it many times even in his dreams. Now that it had come true, he felt as though a burden had been lifted off him.
Duan Ling Tian knew what 99 Saint Veins meant. This meant the number of Saint Veins had reached its limit.
Even the Great Sage, Equal of Heaven, Sun Wu Kong, from the ancient myth in his past life, who was once imprisoned under Five Fingers Mountain could not compare to him in regards to Saint Veins.
‘Let’s count again.’ After his excitement calmed down, Duan Ling Tian began counting again. He felt surreal. ‘I’m right! There are 99 of them! I should count again…’
After counting many times, Duan Ling Tian was finally certain he had opened 99 Saint Veins.
“Elder Huo!” Duan Ling Tian took a deep breath and suppressed his excitement before he looked for Elder Huo.
Elder Huo was momentarily stunned when he heard Duan Ling Tian had opened 99 Saint Veins. He even felt a little uncertain. It was something that he rarely felt. “Are you sure you’ve opened 99 Saint Veins?”
It was Duan Ling Tian’s first time seeing Elder Huo at a loss ever since they met.
At this moment, he was secretly proud of himself.
“Elder Huo, do you want to take a look at them yourself?” Duan Ling Tian asked with a smile.
Elder Huo did not hesitate as he placed his hand on Duan Ling Tian’s hand at lightning speed. He withdrew his hand before Duan Ling Tian managed to react and muttered, “There are really 99 Saint Veins… Are you really human?”
Eventually, Elder Huo looked at Duan Ling Tian as though he was looking at a monster.
At this moment, Duan Ling Tian’s attention was not on Elder Huo’s expression. He felt as though an electric current was flowing through his entire body the second Elder Huo placed his hand on his earlier. The current faded and he regained his senses when Elder Huo withdrew his hand.
Elder Huo’s ability stunned Duan Ling Tian once again.
‘Unfortunately, Elder Huo can’t leave the Seven Treasures Exquisite Pagoda now and fight anyone outside the pagoda… Otherwise, he would definitely be an immense help to me!’ Duan Ling Tian thought it was a pity.
Since he opened all 99 Saint Veins, his hearing ability, his eyesight, and sense of smell were elevated to a ridiculous height.
Duan Ling Tian was confident that he was the king at the Mortal Shedding Stage even without using any Saint Inscriptions and Saint Weapons since he had opened 99 Saint Veins.
The kind of boost 99 Saint Veins granted him was not a joke!
‘I should have enough strength to defend myself with my current ability… It’s time to leave Moon Illumination Sect and explore what’s out there,’ Duan Ling Tian thought to himself.
In the middle of the night, Duan Ling Tian left his own compound quietly. He left the outer court and left the Moon Illumination Sect’s estate.
Duan Ling Tian unleashed his power after leaving the Moon Illumination Sect’s estate and dashed far away at lightning speed.
The direction he was heading toward was where Han River City was located.
It had been a month since he planned to go to Han River City. Duan Ling Tian had finally broken through to the Paramount Mortal Shedding Stage after a month and left the Moon Illumination Sect.
He did not tell anyone anything from the beginning until the end. He did everything discreetly.
Although he was being discreet, someone still managed to locate Duan Ling Tian’s whereabouts. That person was none other than Outer Court Elder Huang Cheng.
“The chance is finally here after a long wait… Duan Ling Tian left in the middle of the night without anyone following him, I supposed even Elder Bai Li doesn’t know about this.” Huang Cheng grinned as he stood at the side of the Moon Illumination Sect’s monastery gate. He followed in Duan Ling Tian’s direction as swift as a wind.
Huang Cheng had mastered a Secret Tactic that could hide his presence. Even though Duan Ling Tian was the most powerful Weapons Specialist on earth in his past life, and his anti-tracking ability was amazing, he did not notice Huang Cheng following him as he continued on his journey.
He only realized something was amiss when he heard the rapid sound of wind whistling behind him, causing his expression to change drastically.
As his expression changed, he saw a flash as the silhouette of a person appeared before him. That person was no stranger to him.
“Huang Cheng!” Duan Ling Tian’s face turned solemn when he saw the person before him. He did not expect to be targeted since he had been careful to be discreet about his departure.
Huang Cheng was one of the people he had offended in the Moon Illumination Sect.
“Duan Ling Tian.” Huang Cheng smiled excitedly when he saw Duan Ling Tian’s expression had turned solemn. “I’ve been waiting for two months for you to leave alone… That old fellow, Bai Li Hong, was with you the last time you left so I couldn’t do anything to you.”
“You’ll definitely die this time!” As soon as Huang Cheng was done speaking, two waves of True Energy rose above his head. One of them turned into a gigantic saber while the other turned into a giant beast that looked like a leopard or tiger.
The gigantic saber charged out and appeared on the left of Duan Ling Tian in just a blink of an eye. It hovered in midair as it emitted a ferocious aura.
Bang! Bang! Bang!
The gigantic beast stepped forward, causing the air to tremble and explosive noise in its wake.
The gigantic beast appeared on Duan Ling Tian’s right in just an instant. It stared at Duan Ling Tian fiercely as though it would pounce at him and swallow him whole at any given moment.
“True Energy Consolidated Weapon and True Energy Consolidated Beast,” Duan Ling Tian muttered softly as his face turned solemn when he saw that.
“Not bad, you’re able to recognize my True Energy Consolidated Weapon and True Energy Consolidated Beast technique.” Huang Cheng scoffed coldly. “But from today onward, you, the genius whose Martial Dao talent is recognized as No.1 in the outer court, is fated to turn into dirt in the Dao Martial Saint Land… Perhaps, not many people would remember you after a year.”
“Huang Cheng, I don’t recall any enmity between us.” Duan Ling Tian narrowed his eyes and asked in his deep voice, “Our bet seems to be the only conflict between us… I didn’t point a knife at you to place the bet, it was you who insisted on doing that. It’s your problem that you lost! What has that got to do with me?”
“It’s meaningless for you to say these words now,” Huang Cheng said calmly, “From today onward, you, Duan Ling Tian, will vanish from this world completely… Nobody will find out that I’m the one who killed you. If there’s an afterlife, remember this. There are people that you can’t afford to offend.”
“Will you be willing to let me go if I return you that 300,000 over Merit Points?” Duan Ling Tian asked coldly.
“Hahaha…” Strangely, Huang Cheng laughed out loud when he heard Duan Ling Tian’s words. He looked at him as though he was looking at a monster. “Duan Ling Tian, you’re too naive! If I kill you, your Crystal Card will be mine. Doesn’t that mean I’ll own all your Merit Points then?”
“Also, since you became Elder Bai Li’s junior brother, you should have a Saint Weapon with Three-Star Saint Inscription that he inscribed for you? Let me guess… The Saint Weapon with Three-Star Saint Inscription that you have should have at least another two Star Saint Inscriptions on it?” The way Huang Cheng looked at Duan Ling Tian did not look like he was looking at a person at all. Instead, he looked like he was looking at a precious treasure.
Duan Ling Tian’s expression was cold when he looked at Huang Cheng.
In fact, his words to Huang Cheng earlier was just a test.
He did not possess 300,000 over Merit Points since a while ago.
He was only left with 100,000 Merit Points in his Crystal Card now for back up.
“Huang Cheng, you’ve gotten it wrong,” Duan Ling Tian said calmly.
“I’ve gotten it wrong?” Huang Cheng smirked. “Duan Ling Tian, what kind of trick are you trying to pull now? Do you think you’ll have a chance of surviving today?”
“What kind of tricks can I pull?” Duan Ling Tian said, “I just want to tell you the Saint Weapon I possess isn’t just inscribed with two Three-Star Saint Inscriptions but three… The thing is, would you dare to use it even if you manage to obtain it?” Duan Ling Tian mocked.
Huang Cheng’s eyes shone with greed when Duan Ling Tian revealed the Saint Weapon was inscribed with three Three-Star Saint Inscriptions.
He smiled disdainfully when he heard Duan Ling Tian’s words. “Do you think I have to stay in the Moon Illumination Sect after I kill you and take the Saint Weapon inscribed with three Three-Star Saint Inscriptions from you?”
“It’ll be easy for me to cover things up while I stay in the Moon Illumination Sect temporarily… I’ll leave eventually.” A Saint Weapon with three Three-Star Saint Inscriptions was sufficient for him to decide to leave the Moon Illumination Sect. Huang Cheng had made up his mind.
“It seems like you, Huang Cheng, has been plotting for quite some time. You’ve even figured out how to get out of this,” Duan Ling Tian looked into Huang Cheng’s eyes and said calmly, “But do you really think you’ll be able to kill me today?”