Chapter 1497: An ‘Accident’ Out of the Plan
Translator: EndlessFantasy Translation Editor: EndlessFantasy Translation
It was a gravely critical situation for Duan Ling Tian at the moment.
He was surrounded by enemies in both the front and the back!
During such a crucial moment, many thoughts flashed through his mind.
‘Although my cultivation base has broken through to the Intermediate Saint Rudiment Stage, the pressure of fighting a Perfection Saint Rudiment Stage Martial Cultivator is pretty high. Also, this old fella from the Ouyang Clan isn’t an ordinary Perfection Saint Rudiment Stage Martial Cultivator!’ Duan Ling Tian’s eyesight had improved significantly now that he had had a breakthrough in his cultivation base. It was easy for him to see that Ouyang Shan who was attacking him was extraordinary.
Meanwhile, it was not difficult for Duan Ling Tian to figure the reason why Ouyang Shan was so determined to kill him.
He was concerned that he would go after the Ouyang Clan if he managed to live today.
He believed that this old man had roughly guessed his identity upon recognizing the two Saint Inscriptions on his Sun Shooting Bow. That was the reason why the old man had a change in his mindset. He was determined to kill Duan Ling Tian!
Ouyang Clan would only be at peace if he was dead.
“You want me dead? I’m sorry that you’ll be disappointed. Today, you’re the one who will be dead! Meanwhile, your Ouyang Clan’s destined to pay the price of your doing!” Duan Ling Tian narrowed his sharp eyes and targeted Ouyang Shan who appeared before him. He yelled out at the same time in a voice so explosive that it made Ouyang Shan and Ouyang Qing’s ears ring.
“What utter nonsense!” Ouyang Qing snickered in mockery as he thought that Duan Ling Tian was over his head. Did he really think that an Intermediate Saint Rudiment Stage Martial Cultivator like him could defeat someone on the Perfection Saint Rudiment Stage?
Moreover, he was not just a powerhouse on the Perfection Saint Rudiment Stage, but one who was close to breaking through to the Paramount Saint Rudiment Stage.
“You’re young and dumb!” Ouyang Shan sniggered coldly while dashing towards Duan Ling Tian waving the gigantic ax in his hand.
At the same time, apart from oppressive True Energy, three odd energy pulses surrounded the gigantic ax. It was clear that those were the three soaring Two-Star Saint Inscriptions on the Saint Weapon in Ouyang Shan’s hand.
At the same time, the massive eagle that was flying downward was just a stone’s throw away from Duan Ling Tian.
The time seemed to freeze at that very second.
In a flash, Duan Ling Tian activated his Strange Pupil that he had charged beforehand to its peak while burning his Spiritual Energy without holding back.
His Strange Pupil was targeting the massive eagle which was formed using the True Energy Consolidated Beast technique by Ouyang Shan and was coming at him.
The massive eagle had been consolidated by Ouyang Shan’s True Energy which could definitely suppress a Mastery Saint Rudiment Martial Cultivator. One could imagine how powerful its strength was.
Therefore, Duan Ling Tian did not dare to underestimate the massive eagle ever since the beginning.
The power of the massive eagle was even stronger than the gigantic ax Ouyang Shan had condensed with the True Energy Consolidated Weapon technique.
Time was limited at the moment. Duan Ling Tian did not have time to shoot his arrow again during this critical moment while Ouyang Shan did not have the time to produce another gigantic ax.
“Die!!” Ouyang Shan’s pupils shrunk as he glared murderously at Duan Ling Tian as if he was looking a dead person.
To Ouyang Shan, he could easily kill Duan Ling Tian even without the gigantic ax. In fact, the gigantic ax solidified with True Energy Consolidated Weapon was his weakest technique.
Duan Ling Tian used the most insane ability of his Strange Pupil just when the massive eagle was swooping down and coming at him.
Perhaps the Strange Pupil that he had activated using his current Spiritual Energy could not affect a Perfection Saint Rudiment Stage Martial Cultivator perfectly. However, it could easily affect the True Energy Consolidated Beast from a Perfection Saint Rudiment Stage Martial Cultivator.
Duan Ling Tian deviated the eagle’s direction with merely one glance and inched a few steps aside at the same time.
At that second, the deviated eagle tore towards Ouyang Shan who was attacking Duan Ling Tian on the other side ferociously without stopping at all.
He did not manage to react to everything that was happening in time. He would never have thought that the massive eagle would act out of his control suddenly and attack him instead.
He barely even had the time to think about anything else. He shook the gigantic ax in his hand and made the massive eagle disappear like a piece of cake.
The massive eagle had been consolidated by his True Energy after all.
A thought alone decelerated the eagle’s speed before it was then smashed by Ouyang Shan’s assault.
“Although I’ve no idea which technique you used to affect my True Energy Consolidated Beast, you won’t escape death today even without it!” Ouyang Shan scowled at Duan Ling Tian after smashing the eagle and advanced once again.
Just when Ouyang Shan attacked again, Duan Ling Tian, who was prepared beforehand, lifted his arms and tossed a Dao Talisman at Ouyang Shan. He shouted loudly at the same time to activate the Dao Talisman’s force, “Appear!”
“Do you really think that the insignificant force from the Dao Talisman could threaten me?” Ouyang Shan cackled when he saw Duan Ling Tian’s Dao Talisman. He did not even look at the Dao Talisman as he dashed at Duan Ling Tian with the gigantic ax in his hand with destructive intentions.
He was confident that he could crush the Dao Talisman’s force like a piece of cake in a single blow.
From the beginning until the end, Ouyang Shan had never thought that Duan Ling Tian would have a Three-Star offensive Dao Talisman with him because only two forces in the Nine Sect Alliances had Three-Star offensive Dao Talismans. Moreover, they usually would not distribute the Dao Talismans elsewhere, so it was scarce even in the black market.
The two forces were one of the nine sects called the Profound Talisman Sect and the Mountainshade Black Market.
It was rare even for the younger generation in either force to own a Three-Star offensive Dao Talisman. As a result, he did not think that his luck would be so bad that he would encounter such a person.
“Die! Die!” Faraway, Ouyang Qing, whose face was hidden under the grimacing mask, was excited. He seemed to be able to see all of the fortune belonging to him after Duan Ling Tian died.
However, as an earth-shattering thud exploded, Ouyang Qing’s face turned completely stiff. Fear that came from his core and soul burned in his eyes.
What exactly happened that caused him to quake in fear?
As the Dao Talisman exploded, the air far away seemed to be slightly distorted while majestic airwaves coming out of the rumbling impact rolled out in an overbearing manner.
Apart from the gigantic Saint Ax that was flung away from his hand, Ouyang Shan, who happened to be within the coverage of the Dao Talisman’s force, was torn into pieces before he could even groan in devastation.
The bloody chunks of flesh that were flying all over the place were smashed by the gushes of shockwaves that seemed to distort the space. Then, the flesh turned into a sky full of blood mist.
A Spatial Ring was the only thing that was left.
Ouyang Shan was dead. He was killed before he could even react.
“He’s just a Perfection Saint Rudiment Stage Martial Cultivator, but he dared ignore a Three-Star offensive Dao Talisman… Tsk tsk, seems like everyone in the Ouyang Clan are the same. They’re so arrogant that they think they rank second after God,” Duan Ling Tian sighed in mock sympathy while deliberately shooting a glance at Ouyang Qing who was far away.
Apart from the little accident that happened in the end, everything that occurred earlier had been within his plan.
Shooting an arrow at full force to smash Ouyang Shan’s True Energy Consolidated Weapon, he then deviated the direction of the True Energy Consolidated Beast’s attack with the Strange Pupil’s ability.
Eventually, he killed Ouyang Shan with the Three-Star offensive Dao Talisman!
As soon as any Three-Star offensive Dao Talisman was activated, it would launch a full force attack on par with a Paramount Saint Rudiment Stage powerhouse.
Even though Ouyang Shan was the best of the best among the Perfection Saint Rudiment Stage Martial Cultivators and was close to breaking through to the Paramount Saint Rudiment Stage, he was still not on the Paramount Saint Rudiment Stage after all. It was impossible to defend a Paramount Saint Rudiment Stage’s full force attack.
Meanwhile, to Duan Ling Tian, the last ‘accident’ that happened was killing Ouyang Shan directly.
In his plan, Ouyang Shan might have still been alive if he had defended himself against the Dao Talisman’s full force attack. However, he would still have been badly injured even if he were not killed and become meat on Duan Ling Tian’s chopping board.
Surprisingly, Ouyang Shan was killed directly by the Three-Star offensive Dao Talisman that Duan Ling Tian had tossed at him and he had ignored.
“Grandpa… Grandpa Shan…” Ouyang Qing was completely dumbstruck as he looked at the crimson ground under the bloody mist, looking lost.
Had his Grandpa Shan that he treated as the Undefeatable God died just like that?
‘Three-Star offensive Dao Talisman, Three-Star offensive Dao Talisman… Who exactly is he? How is it possible that he has a Three-Star offensive Dao Talisman!?’ At that moment, no matter how dumb Ouyang Qing was, he knew that he was in trouble.
Moreover, this was a tough rut. Even the entire Ouyang Clan behind him might not dare to offend this person.
He snapped back to his senses after his heart jolted and he inhaled sharply. He knew very well that he would definitely die if he were to stay there. He wanted to escape as soon as the thought popped up in his head.
However, he heard a cold voice coming behind him as soon as he turned around. “Ouyang Qing, stay here as I tell you to if you don’t want to die.”
Hearing Duan Ling Tian, Ouyang Qing’s face that was hidden under the grimacing mask turned stiff again.
He did not dare to do anything, all he did was standing there obediently.
“Are… Are you really not killing me?” Ouyang Qing asked while his voice was shaking. He did not speak in his disguised hoarse voice now because he knew it would be useless for him to pretend now.
Duan Ling Tian was the ruler of the situation now and he was the one who would be making the decision.
“What? Are you doubting what I said?” Duan Ling Tian smirked.
“No… I don’t! I don’t!” Out of the blue, Ouyang Qing recalled the scene whereby Ouyang Shan was smashed into a sky full of blood mist by the Three-Star offensive Dao Talisman when he saw Duan Ling Tian’s smirk. His heart jolted out of nowhere as fear rose in him.
Duan Ling Tian only walked to Ouyang Qing after putting away Ouyang Shan’s Spirit Weapon gigantic ax and Spatial Ring.
“Remove your mask and revoke the ownership of your Spatial Ring. Then, hand it to me. Don’t pull any tricks on me. You know what will happen to you after seeing what happened to that old fella!” Duan Ling Tian ordered while glaring at Ouyang Qing coldly.