Chapter 1484: The Panic-Striken Huang Cheng
Translator: EndlessFantasy Translation Editor: EndlessFantasy Translation
A talisman appeared in Duan Ling Tian’s hand as soon as he finished speaking.
“This Three-Star Divine Strider Talisman’s speed is on par with the Paramount Saint Rudiment Stage… Do you, Huang Cheng, really think you can attack me since I have this Three-Star Divine Strider Talisman?” Duan Ling Tian looked at Huang Cheng as he smiled confidently.
However, Huang Cheng was not as surprised as Duan Ling Tian had expected him to be when faced with the Three-Star Divine Strider Talisman.
At this moment, an ominous feeling rose in Duan Ling Tian’s heart as it jolted.
“Appear!” Although he did not know why he had that feeling, he did not hesitate as he shouted to activate the Three-Star Divine Strider Talisman in his hand.
Suddenly, the Three-Star Strider Talisman disappeared as mysterious energy entered Duan Ling Tian’s body.
Duan Ling Tian moved suddenly and disappeared before Huang Cheng.
Although the gigantic saber and giant beast that Huang Cheng had consolidated with his True Energy were blocking Duan Ling Tian’s way, they did not hinder Duan Ling Tian when he left. This was because Huang Cheng whose cultivation base was only at the Perfection Saint Rudiment Stage did not manage to react in time.
The speed of someone at the Paramount Saint Rudiment Stage was not something to be trifled with!
However, Huang Cheng did not show a panicked expression on his face even though Duan Ling Tian had disappeared. Instead, he lifted his arm at lightning speed as a talisman appeared in his hand as well.
“Appear!” As Huang Cheng shouted, he vanished from his spot as soon as the talisman disappeared.
Naturally, he did not really vanish. His speed was so quick that it seemed as though he had vanished.
“Duan Ling Tian, do you think you’re the only one with a Three-Star Divine Strider Talisman?” When Duan Ling Tian slowed down after dashing far away, Huang Cheng caught up to him quickly and appeared not far behind him.
Duan Ling Tian’s expression changed drastically when he heard the voice coming from behind him.
‘Huang Cheng has a Three-Star Divine Strider Talisman too!’ That was the first thought that appeared in his mind. At this moment, he did not have the time to figure out how Huang Cheng could afford the Three-Star Divine Strider Talisman. An outer court elder’s fortune was limited after all.
However, Duan Ling Tian did not know that many inner court elders in the Moon Illumination Sect gave out Merit Points loans. Huang Cheng found an inner court elder and borrowed 200,000 Merit Points. Combined with the Merit Points he owned, he spent everything he had to purchase a Three-Star Divine Strider Talisman.
Duan Ling Tian was the reason he did that. To be exact, he did that for the great fortune Duan Ling Tian possessed.
Huang Cheng saw Duan Ling Tian using the Three-Star Divine Strider Talisman when he was fighting He Zhong previously. He also knew He Zhong had returned Duan Ling Tian a Three-Star Divine Strider Talisman.
Since he knew Duan Ling Tian had a Three-Star Divine Strider Talisman with him, he went all out to take a loan just to purchase a Three-Star Divine Strider Talisman. All of that was just for this very moment so he could kill Duan Ling Tian in one blow and take his fortune.
He believed it was a lucrative business!
Duan Ling Tian accelerated in panic after finding out Huang Cheng had a Three-Star Divine Strider Talisman too. At this very moment, he slightly regretted that he had slowed down a little earlier. He had slowed down because he thought he had escaped Huang Cheng’s sight. It did not occur to him that Huang Cheng would have a Three-Star Divine Strider Talisman too! Moreover, he even managed to catch up to him!
Just when Duan Ling Tian accelerated his speed again to the limit, Huang Cheng had already caught up to him.
“Duan Ling Tian, I’ve already told you that you must disappear from this world forever from today onward… I’ll send you off on your last journey!” Huang Cheng smirked as two waves of True Energy appeared above his head. The True Energy Consolidated Weapon and True Energy Consolidated Beast techniques appeared once again.
The gigantic saber was like a stretch of silk as it swung in the air. It was ferociously aimed at Duan Ling Tian as though it was going to cut him into half.
Bang! Bang! Bang!
The gigantic beast descended from the air and opened its massive mouth as it charged at Duan Ling Tian.
“Appear!” Duan Ling Tian said in his low voice as his face turned solemn when he saw Huang Cheng attacking.
At the same time, the talisman he held in his hand earlier had disappeared.
“Hmm?” When Huang Cheng heard Duan Ling Tian’s words, he frowned. He saw a layer of golden energy on Duan Ling Tian’s body. It was as though a golden eggshell had covered Duan Ling Tian.
Meanwhile, the True Energy Consolidated Weapon and True Energy Consolidated Beast smashed against the golden eggshell and faded away.
The golden eggshell, on the other hand, was completely intact.
“Three-Star Golden Energy Talisman!” When Huang Cheng saw that, his expression turned grave. He did not expect Duan Ling Tian to own a Three-Star Golden Energy Talisman.
“Duan Ling Tian, it seems like you’re afraid of death… Not only do you have a Three-Star Divine Strider Talisman, but you also have a Three-Star Golden Energy Talisman!” Huang Cheng condemned him with a mocking expression on his face.
“Afraid of death?” Duan Ling Tian smirked when he heard Huang Cheng’s words. “I guess that means you’re not afraid of death? Don’t you want to kill me? I’m right here!”
A layer of defense would form on one’s body as soon as the Three-Star Golden Energy Talisman was activated.
The defense capability was on par with a Paramount Saint Rudiment Stage powerhouse’s defense.
Similar to the Three-Star Divine Strider Talismans, it would last for 15 minutes.
Huang Cheng who was a Perfection Saint Rudiment Stage martial artist would not be able to break a Paramount Saint Rudiment Stage defense at all.
“Duan Ling Tian, stop being so smug!” Huang Cheng’s face turned even more solemn, “When this Three-Star Golden Energy Talisman’s effect disappears after 15 minutes, you’ll be a fish on my chopping board, and I’ll be able to do anything I want to you! Your Three-Star Divine Strider Talisman is going to lose its effect before that as well.”
“We’ll see.” Duan Ling Tian glanced at Huang Cheng calmly and subsequently slowed down. He eventually stopped moving altogether.
Meanwhile, Huang Cheng followed suit and stopped where Duan Ling Tian was.
Naturally, he knew what Duan Ling Tian was thinking. Duan Ling Tian must have thought since he could not escape him, it would be futile for him to use the Three-Star Divine Strider Talisman. He stopped since the result would be the same in the end.
One must say that Huang Cheng’s heart was bleeding at this moment.
The Three-Star Divine Strider Talisman that he spent 300,000 Merit Points on was gone after just a short while.
However, he immediately dismissed it when he recalled the massive fortune that Duan Ling Tian possessed.
In his opinion, as soon as Duan Ling Tian died, the millions of Merit Points Duan Ling Tian owned would belong to him.
At that time, would he not be able to purchase Three-Star Divine Strider Talismans whenever he wanted?
Meanwhile, Duan Ling Tian stood at his spot as he looked at Huang Cheng calmly while the golden eggshell surrounded him.
Huang Cheng was staring at Duan Ling Tian too. He was waiting for the moment the Three-Star Golden Energy Talisman on Duan Ling Tian’s body to lose its effect… At that time, he would be able to unleash his power. He could not wait to kill Duan Ling Tian in a blow.
It was an odd picture. Duan Ling Tian and Huang Cheng stood motionlessly without attacking as they stared at each other.
Time passed by quietly. It was approaching 15 minutes since Duan Ling Tian had activated the Three-Star Golden Energy Talisman.
Duan Ling Tian’s Three-Star Divine Strider Talisman lost its effect first. Subsequently, the Three-Star Divine Strider Talisman on Huang Cheng lost its effect as well.
“Huang Cheng, I suppose the Three-Star Divine Strider Talisman on you has lost its effect?” Duan Ling Tian suddenly asked, breaking the silence.
“So what if it has lost its effect? My Three-Star Divine Strider losing its effect means the Three-Star Golden Energy Talisman on you is going to wear off soon… The moment your Three-Star Golden Energy Talisman wears off will be the moment you die!” Huang Cheng said with a grin.
“Huang Cheng, I’m very curious… Where did you get so many Merit Points to purchase the Three-Star Divine Strider Talisman? Since you lost over 300,000 Merit Points to me previously, you shouldn’t have enough Merit Points to purchase a Three-Star Divine Strider Talisman.” Duan Ling Tian asked.
Huang Cheng only responded with a low scoff to Duan Ling Tian’s question. Naturally, it was impossible for him to tell the truth. How could he say that he had gotten a loan from an inner court elder? Moreover, he was charged 100,000 Merit Points of interest each month for every 200,000 Merit Points that he borrowed.
“I suppose you don’t have a second Three-Star Divine Strider Talisman with you?” Duan Ling Tian asked as he narrowed his eyes.
“Why? Do you have one?” Huang Cheng asked instinctively when he heard Duan Ling Tian’s words.
“Huang Cheng, I, Duan Ling Tian, will remember what you did today.” Duan Ling Tian looked deep into Huang Cheng’s eyes and took out another Three-Star Divine Strider Talisman. He shouted, “Appear,’ again when the golden eggshell was fading away on his body.
Suddenly, Duan Ling Tian disappeared before Huang Cheng once again.
“Sh*t!” Huang Cheng’s expression changed drastically. “How’s it possible that he has another Three-Star Divine Strider Talisman! Why is he so afraid of death that he has so many Three-Star Divine Strider Talismans with him!”
At this moment, Huang Cheng felt like he was going to go insane.
He did not expect Duan Ling Tian to have another Three-Star Divine Strider Talisman.
How could he catch up to him now?
Although he could determine the direction Duan Ling Tian left in during a split second, he had no idea if Duan Ling Tian had changed direction. He was not even certain he could catch up to him even if he did not change direction.
The reason he managed to catch up to Duan Ling Tian earlier was due to his Three-Star Divine Strider Talisman. He managed to catch up to Duan Ling Tian earlier before he managed to change direction.
“It’s impossible for me to return to Moon Illumination Sect if I don’t kill Duan Ling Tian… That Duan Ling Tian might return to the Moon Illumination Sect now to look for Bai Li Hong. With Bai Li Hong’s status in the Moon Illumination Sect, he can take my life if he wants to!”
Huang Cheng took a deep breath as his face turned pale. “Maybe it’s good to leave… At least I don’t have to return the loan I got from that inner court elder!”
Huang Cheng knew very well that he was only left with one choice and that was to leave the Moon Illumination Sect.
It would mean death for him if he returned to the Moon Illumination Sect!
Bai Li Hong had a good reason to kill him. Even if he did not, nobody would say anything even if he killed him.
The special status Bai Li Hong was given in the Moon Illumination Sect gave him power that was different from ordinary inner court elders.
Put aside the fact that Huang Cheng was merely an outer court elder, even if he was an inner court elder, he would still die if he looked for trouble with Bai Li Hong!