Chapter 1496: Ouyang Shan Struck
Translator: EndlessFantasy Translation Editor: EndlessFantasy Translation
“Intermediate Saint Rudiment Stage?” Meanwhile, the other masked man with the young voice exclaimed out loud upon hearing what the older masked man said. At the same time, shock and disbelief were apparent in his eyes.
His exclamation was completely different from his voice earlier. He had faked his voice earlier to be a little hoarse, but now he did not fake it.
“Ouyang Qing!” Duan Ling Tian recognized his voice and immediately found out who the masked man with the young voice was.
He was the Young Master of the Ouyang Clan, Ouyang Qing.
Ouyang Qing panicked when he realized that Duan Ling Tian had found out who he was. He proceeded to speak whilst faking a hoarse voice, “What Ouyang Qing? I’ve no idea what you’re talking about.”
“Tsk tsk… You’re the Young Master of the Ouyang Clan, but you’re such a coward! That’s disappointing! In my opinion, such a scumbag like you doesn’t deserve to be the descendant of the Ouyang Clan Leader. Even your sister, Ouyang Ruo, deserves the position more than you do,” Duan Ling Tian shook his head while teasing. There was a mockery in his tone that he did not intend to hide.
The young masked man was the Young Master of the Ouyang Clan, Ouyang Qing, just like he said. Enraged at the moment, he took a step forward and was ready to tear Duan Ling Tian apart.
Even if Duan Ling Tian really was a Martial Cultivator on the Saint Rudiment Stage, it was impossible for him to defeat his Grandpa Shan.
His Grandpa Shan was the second elder of the Ouyang Clan whose cultivation base was on the Perfection Saint Rudiment Stage since a long time ago. He was just a step away from breaking through to the Paramount Saint Rudiment Stage.
However, just when Ouyang Qing was about to say something after taking a step forward, he was stopped by the masked man with the old voice who followed behind him.
The masked man was the second elder of the Ouyang Clan, Ouyang Shan.
“It seems like you’re a rival of the Ouyang Clan, Sir. Unfortunately, we’re not from the Ouyang Clan,” Ouyang Shan said to Duan Ling Tian calmly while looking at him.
“I supposed you’re the elder of the Ouyang Clan judging from your cultivation base? I wonder if you’re here following your Ouyang Clan Leader, Ouyang Ba’s orders or are you just listening to this cowardly Young Master of the Ouyang Clan, Ouyang Qing!” Duan Ling Tian shifted his focus from Ouyang Shan to Ouyang Qing.
“You…” Naturally, Ouyang Qing could not take it and almost throw a fit when he heard Duan Ling Tian calling him a coward.
However, he was interrupted by Ouyang Shan as soon as he spoke again, “Sir, I’ve told you that we’re not from the Ouyang Clan.” Ouyang Shan’s tone sounded exasperated.
“Not from the Ouyang Clan?” Duan Ling Tian grinned. “If the both of you aren’t from the Ouyang Clan, then tell me who are you?”
“Hmph! It’s harmless to tell you since you’re going to die soon. We’re both from the Mountainshade Black Market and we’re here to take your life!” As soon as Ouyang Shan was done speaking, two gushes of True Energy rose from his body.
One of them turned into a gigantic ax as it hovered in the air majestically like it could smash anything open.
Meanwhile, the other one turned into a massive eagle like a falling cloud as it spread its wings open and covered the moonlight, causing the area that was already dim to be even darker. It was like a bottomless abyss whereby nothing could be seen.
Suddenly, the giant ax and the massive eagle dashed to surround Duan Ling Tian. Including Ouyang Shan, they formed a triangle while trapping Duan Ling Tian in the middle.
“You can rest in peace since you’re going to die in your chosen burial space here,” Ouyang Shan spoke calmly as he glared at Duan Ling Tian like he was a dead man.
However, Duan Ling Tian was thinking of something else when he heard what Ouyang Shan said.
The Mountainshade Black Market?
Naturally, he had heard of the Mountainshade Black Market. He knew that it was something big among the Nine Sect Alliances.
It was said that the Mountainshade Black Market was a powerful and unique third-rate force in Dao Martial Saint Land. Compared to the usual third-rate forces, it had its ‘hands’ all over Dao Martial Saint Land.
They were even in the remote area of the Nine Sect Alliances in Dao Martial Saint Land.
Naturally, the Mountainshade Black Market in the Nine Sect Alliances was just a small branch.
However, back then, such a small branch had managed to threaten the Nine Sect Alliances into establishing the alliance which lasted until today.
The Nine Sect Alliances revealed to the public that the reason they had established the alliance was to avoid the invasion of sixth-rate forces.
In reality, it was established to defend the Mountainshade Black Market. To them, the Mountainshade Black Market was like a furious dragon which gave them immense pressure.
They were grateful that the Mountainshade Black Market did not do anything to them publicly throughout the years.
However, the Mountainshade Black Market ruled the underworld.
The Mountainshade Black Market was a unique force. No matter who you were, you could join the force as long as you as you had power.
Meanwhile, people who joined the Mountainshade Black Market would usually be able to gain great fortune within a short period of time.
Naturally, many of them who died before making their fortune after joining the Mountainshade Black Market.
There were tens of thousands of businesses going on in the Mountainshade Black Market. As long as you had Saint Stones and were willing to pay the price, there was nothing that the Mountainshade Black Market could not do.
“The black-robed man… might be from the Mountainshade Black Market!” From what Ouyang Shan said, Duan Ling Tian recalled that the assassin who had attempted to kill him was most probably from the Mountainshade Black Market.
However, Duan Ling Tian knew that now was not the time for him to think about all that.
“Since when do people from the Mountainshade Black Market have the habit of revealing their identity when they’re on the job?” Duan Ling Tian smirked as he looked at Ouyang Shan.
“I’ve told you that it’s something that I let you in on something since you’re dying anyway,” Ouyang Shan repeated calmly, “Now, I’ll send you off!” Almost as soon as Ouyang Shan was done speaking, the gigantic ax was brandished in the air.
After charging its power, the gigantic ax charged at Duan Ling Tian with a force like it was going to split Mount Hua into halves.
Whoosh! Whoosh! Whoosh! Whoosh! Whoosh!
There were explosion noises wherever the gigantic ax passed by while the terrifying force created a vacuum in the air.
Fleeting ferocious rays were coming toward Duan Ling Tian’s head.
Facing Ouyang Shan’s attack of the True Energy Consolidated Weapon, Duan Ling Tian, who was mentally prepared, pulled his bow and released an arrow across. The arrow flew as if it would pierce through anything. It was aiming for the gigantic ax that was coming for his head.
Naturally, the arrow’s speed was much slower compared to the falling gigantic ax.
However, something unexpected happened when the two collided.
The gigantic ax was pierced through and subsequently exploded in flames, disappearing completely.
“Penetration Saint Inscription! Explosive Flame Saint Inscription!” At the same time, Ouyang Shan could not help but exclaim out loud. It was clear that he could tell that there were Saint Inscriptions in Duan Ling Tian’s arrow.
“You’re quite knowledgeable to be able to tell the Saint Inscriptions that I’m using,” Duan Ling Tian said while glancing at Ouyang Shan faintly.
Ouyang Shan’s eyes lit up. Now, he was almost sure that the purple-clad young man before him was definitely from a seventh-rate force.
“Penetration Saint Inscription? Explosive Flame Saint Inscription?” Ouyang Qing’s emotions were stirred after hearing Ouyang Shan exclaim and Duan Ling Tian’s confirmation.
He had earlier suspected that the Saint Weapon Duan Ling Tian had might be inscribed with more than one Three-Star Saint Inscriptions.
Never had he expected to have guessed it correctly. There was a second Three-Star Saint Inscription on Duan Ling Tian’s Saint Weapon.
Just like the Penetration Saint Inscription, the Explosive Flame Saint Inscription was also a Three-Star Saint Inscription.
“Grandpa Shan, kill him! He already suspects that we’re from the Ouyang Clan. If we let him live, it would be a catastrophe to our clan!” Ouyang Qing urged Ouyang Shan through True Energy Voice Transmission while looking at him righteously.
He only had one thought now — he wanted Duan Ling Tian dead. As long as he was dead, everything he owned would become Grandpa Shan’s. In turn, his Grandpa Shan would naturally give him all of the belongings generously.
Ouyang Shan took a deep breath in. He knew very well that he only had one option left now.
“You’ve made a mistake if you think that you can defeat me with merely two Three-Star Saint Inscriptions,” Ouyang Shan announced coldly, the black garb on his body fluttering without the presence of the wind. Meanwhile, the gravel beneath his feet flew up and levitated as a result of the aura that was released from all over his body. He seemed like he was giving the gravel life at that moment.
At the same time, Ouyang Shan spread out a gush of True Energy from his body which turned into a gigantic ax again.
One could always consolidate and perform the True Energy Consolidated Weapon technique as long as they had yet to exhaust their True Energy.
Ouyang Shan could consolidate another one as soon as Duan Ling Tian destroyed one.
Compared to how he had attacked Duan Ling Tian with the gigantic ax earlier, Ouyang Shan did not hold back at all this time. Besides the gigantic ax hurtling at him, even the massive eagle that was formed by his True Energy Consolidated Beast technique was flying towards Duan Ling Tian while flapping its wings.
On the other hand, he also darted towards Duan Ling Tian at lightning speed with a Saint Weapon in the form of another gigantic ax in his hand.
Although the gigantic Saint Ax in his hand had no Three-Star Saint Inscription, there were three Two Saint Inscriptions on it, all of which he had activated.
In order to kill Duan Ling Tian, the Intermediate Saint Rudiment Stage Martial Cultivator, so that there would not be any trouble in the future, as a Perfection Saint Rudiment Stage Martial Cultivator, Ouyang Shan attacked without holding back. He performed at his peak with a strength that seemed to be able to destroy everything.
“Die! Go to hell!”
‘Everything you own will be mine after you die!’ Far away, clad in black and hidden beneath a grimacing mask, Ouyang Qing was extremely agitated as he watched everything that was happening.
He seemed to be able to see the Saint Weapon with the two Three Saint Inscriptions in Duan Ling Tian’s hand waving at him. He could also see that all of the fortunes the remarkable, young Duan Ling Tian owned would belong to him.
Duan Ling Tian’s face became gravely serious as he faced Ouyang Shan who was coming at him at full force.
He shot another arrow as he lifted his arms and it smashed into Ouyang Shan’s gigantic ax once again.
The massive eagle which Ouyang Shan formed with his True Energy Consolidated Beast had come near him so quickly that he could not shoot another arrow.
Now, even Ouyang Shan himself had arrived close to him.