Chapter 1485: The Oriole Behind
Translator: EndlessFantasy Translation Editor: EndlessFantasy Translation
“Duan Ling Tian, don’t let me see you again… Otherwise, I, Huang Cheng, will put you through hell!” Huang Cheng clenched his teeth from the resentment he felt when thinking about the culprit who forced his departure from the Moon Illumination Sect. He almost cracked his teeth from clenching them so hard.
In his opinion, everything was Duan Ling Tian’s fault!
If Duan Ling Tian returned him the Merit Points he had lost previously, he would not have resented him and things would not have escalated to this state today.
However, he did not think that it was his own greed that caused him to bet with Duan Ling Tian.
Meanwhile, Duan Ling Tian who had left, far away from Huang Cheng, flew at full speed for 15 minutes. He only stopped flying when the effect of Three-Star Divine Strider Talisman had worn off.
“It’s fortunate I had a second Three-Star Divine Strider Talisman with me. Otherwise, I would definitely die today!” Duan Ling Tian muttered under his breath.
His heart beat fast when he recalled what had happened earlier.
“You’ll definitely die today even if you have a third Three-Star Divine Strider Talisman with you!” A hoarse voice that seemed like it came from all directions entered Duan Ling Tian’s ears. His expression changed, and he shouted, “Who is it?!”
At the same time, a silhouette covered in a black robe appeared like a specter not far away from Duan Ling Tian.
The person whose entire body was covered in a black robe that only showed a pair of cold eyes stared at Duan Ling Tian. “It’s not important who I am. All you have to know is that I’m here to take your life… No wonder you’re so valuable, you have so many trump cards with you,” the man muttered to himself.
Based on the black-robed man’s words, it was obvious that he had witnessed the conflict between him and Huang Cheng earlier.
It was just like the saying, ‘The mantis stalks the cicada, unaware of the oriole behind!’
This person was clearly the oriole.
“You’re an assassin?” Duan Ling Tian heard the black-robed man’s words, and his expression changed.
“You’re smart. Unfortunately, there are many people who are smarter than you, and they still died in my hands.” The black-robed man grinned.
“Boy, you can only blame your terrible luck… Eh? So you really do have another Three-Star Divine Strider Talisman? Is that a Three-Star Golden Energy Talisman as well? It seems like you have an extraordinary number of trump cards.”
Duan Ling Tian took out another Three-Star Divine Strider Talisman and Three-Star Golden Energy Talisman. The black-robed man saw these as soon as he took them out.
“Boy, don’t tell me you’re treating me like that piece of trash Huang Cheng?” The black-robed man smirked. “Do you think these Three-Star Divine Strider Talisman and Three-Star Golden Energy Talisman are going to help you escape under my watch? I’ll show you how naive and ridiculous your thoughts are!”
Almost as soon as the black-robed man finished speaking, the black robe on his body began to flutter violently like dark clouds above a city.
At the same time, three majestic and rumbling waves of True Energy swept out from his body. One turned into a gigantic scythe, the other turned into a skinny Wild Beast, and the last one swept out in all directions.
The last wave of True Energy swept out in a hundred-meter radius around the black-robed man, covering Duan Ling Tian in it as well.
There were waves of faint green energy that appeared at the edges of the land that was in the hundred-meter radius.
“True Energy Consolidated Territory!” Duan Ling Tian’s expression changed drastically when he saw that. “You… You’re a Paramount Saint Rudiment Stage powerhouse!”
He thought the black-robed man managed to catch up to him earlier by using a Three-Star Divine Strider Talisman. He finally realized the man was a Paramount Saint Rudiment Stage powerhouse!
If True Energy Consolidated Weapon was the symbol of the Mastery Saint Rudiment Stage and True Energy Consolidated Beast was the symbol of the Perfection Saint Rudiment Stage, then True Energy Consolidated Territory was the symbol of the Paramount Saint Rudiment Stage!
The True Energy Consolidated Territory would form a territory in a hundred-meter radius.
Every Paramount Saint Rudiment Stage powerhouses had different territories.
Some Paramount Saint Rudiment Stage powerhouses’ territories were Gravitational Territory. As soon as it was activated, the gravity within the radius of a hundred-meter in would quickly intensify to a ridiculous scale.
Naturally, the Paramount Saint Rudiment Stage powerhouses who controlled the territory would not be affected.
Some Paramount Saint Rudiment Stage powerhouses’ territories had the Wind Territory. The entire territory would be wrought with the wind as soon as it was activated.
The wind within the territory could be controlled by the Paramount Saint Rudiment Stage powerhouse and turned into wind blades to attack. It could turn into a strong wind that swept in all directions that would affect the opponent since it was hard to deal with.
There were also some Paramount Saint Rudiment Stage powerhouses, including Ling Yun, who possessed the Sword Territory. Countless swords would appear in within the territory as soon as it was activated. Needless to say, all of the swords were controlled by the Paramount Saint Rudiment Stage powerhouse who mastered the territory.
There were many varieties of territories.
“Why do you think I said you’ll definitely die today even if you have a third Three-Star Divine Strider Talisman with you?” The black-robed man said solemnly.
“How many Saint Stones did the person who hired you paid you? As long as you’re willing to back off, I can give you the number of Saint Stones you desire!” Duan Ling Tian felt helpless when he found out the black-robed man was a Paramount Saint Rudiment Stage powerhouse.
Just like the black-robed man said, the Three-Star Divine Strider Talisman and even Three-Star Golden Energy Talisman were useless against him.
Although the Three-Star Divine Strider Talisman’s speed was on par with the speed of a Paramount Saint Rudiment Stage powerhouse, it was only on par with the speed of ordinary Paramount Saint Rudiment Stage powerhouses. The same applied to the Three-Star Golden Energy Talisman’s defense.
The two talismans might work on Martial and Dao Cultivators below the Paramount Saint Rudiment Stage, but it was nothing when they were used on people above the Paramount Saint Rudiment Stage.
“Boy, people like me in this business have our own rules… Moreover, as soon as you die, all of your fortunes will be mine. There’s no need for me to break the rules,” the black-robed man said solemnly.
At the same time, the black scythe above the black-robed man’s head that looked like a blood moon hanging high in the sky had its tip pointed at Duan Ling Tian. On the other hand, the skinny Wild Beast was glaring at Duan Ling Tian ferociously.
Although it was a Wild Beast that was consolidated from True Energy, it looked alive.
“Naturally, the Saint Stones I offered you aren’t with me… As long as you’re willing to let me go, I’m willing to take the Nine-Nine Heavenly Tribulation oath that I’ll give you the Saint Stones as promised!” Duan Ling Tian said to the black-robed man after taking a deep breath.
In fact, he was not afraid of death. His life was not the first thing that surfaced in his mind when faced with such a life or death situation. If he really died, what would happen to his two fiancees and the two children in their wombs who would be fatherless even before they were born?
That was why he did not want to die. He wanted to live as long as there was a sign of hope.
He was different from who he was in his past life. He was worry-free in his past life, and he was a lone ranger. That was why he was calm even when facing death.
However, he had too many concerns now.
“Boy, stop talking nonsense… Do you think people in this business didn’t have to take an oath to not break any rules before getting into the business?” The black-robed man smirked. “So, it’s useless even if you tell me you’re willing to give me 10,000 First Grade Saint Stones if I let you go… If I break the rules, the oath penalty will see to it that I’m killed by the Nine-Nine Heavenly Tribulation right where I’m standing!”
Duan Ling Tian expression changed dramatically when he heard the black-robed man’s words. There was a hint of unwillingness in his eyes as he tightly clenched the two talismans in his hand.
Would he really die here today?
Duan Ling Tian was at a loss and confused at this moment.
Without any hesitation, Duan Ling Tian shouted twice consecutively and used the Three-Star Divine Strider Talisman and Three-Star Golden Energy Talisman in his hand.
At this moment, his entire body was covered in a golden eggshell once again.
At the same time, the Three-Star Divine Strider Talisman’s energy entered his body, bestowing him speed that was on par with a powerhouse at the Paramount Saint Rudiment Stage.
It was clear Duan Ling Tian was not going to wait for death to approach even though he knew there was only a slim chance he could escape it. Waiting for death was not his style.
All of a sudden, Duan Ling Tian turned into a streak of light and shot into the distance.
The black-robed man stood far away and with a mocking smile on his face as he watched Duan Ling Tian use the Three-Star Divine Strider Talisman and Three-Star Golden Energy Talisman. “Child’s play!”
Almost as soon as he finished speaking, the territory that encompassed a hundred-meter radius activated suddenly.
The territory that was washed in faint green turned bloody red at this moment. There was black mist mixed in with the bloody red, emitting an extremely devilish aura.
At the same time, the black mist within the bloody red did not stop rumbling and eventually consolidated into a human form. It turned into a giant and blocked Duan Ling Tian’s way. The giant was formed entirely from the black mist.
The giant stood there like a steel wall, blocking Duan Ling Tian’s way.
“Hmph!” Duan Ling Tian scoffed coldly and lifted his arm to take out a Two Star offensive Dao Talisman.
Attacks that were equal to the attacks of a Mastery Saint Rudiment Stage powerhouse landed on the giant following the shout of, “Appear!”
At this moment, Duan Ling Tian was unreservedly using all the resources he had. He no longer thought of being thrifty.
His life was currently hanging on a thread, it did not make sense for him to be thrifty now. He would lose everything anyway if he died.
However, Duan Ling Tian’s expression changed completely when he saw the giant remained unharmed after being attacked by the Two Star offensive Dao Talisman. ‘What kind of monster is this?!’
Without any hesitation, he turned around instantly and attempted to run in the other direction.
However, another giant with similar appearance appeared in that direction as well.
Subsequently, the same giant would appear no matter where Duan Ling Tian ran to.
These giants were formed from the black mist and bloody red aura. It gave off an aura of suppression, making Duan Ling Tian feel extremely heavy.
“Boy, are you trying to escape from my Blood Devil Territory? You’re too naive!” The black-robed man said with a cold smile.