Chapter 1499: Elder Hui
Translator: EndlessFantasy Translation Editor: EndlessFantasy Translation
“Eh? Isn’t this Ouyang Qing, the Great Young Master from the Ouyang Clan?” Right at that moment, one of the 16 people recognized Ouyang Qing.
The Great Young Master from the Ouyang Clan?
At once, everybody’s gaze, except for Duan Ling Tian’s, landed on Ouyang Qing, making him the limelight.
Had it been earlier, when his identity was still flashy, Ouyang Qing would have been very proud and honored for being noticed by the Nine Sect Alliance in such a way.
However, today, he had his head drooping down like a disowned dog as he itched to dig a hole on the ground to bury himself.
“The Great Young Master from the Ouyang Clan?” Upon hearing the identity of the person sitting on the ground miserably, although Liu Yue and Liu Hai were taken by surprise, they were not very astonished by this.
As a person from a seventh-rate force, of course, they would not look up to people from mere eighth-rate clans.
“Junior Brother Duan, you and him…” However, the two of them were still curious about the relationship between Duan Ling Tian and the Great Young Master of the Ouyang Clan.
This was because earlier, they had noticed that this Great Young Master of the Ouyang Clan was lifted by Duan Ling Tian with just one hand when he came. It was obvious that the two of them were not friends.
Now, the two of them looked at Ouyang Qing with an unfriendly gaze too.
Unless they had some unresolved dispute among themselves, the Moon Illumination Sect disciples usually were unanimous in how they treated outsiders.
Therefore, when they realized that Ouyang Qing might have gone against Duan Ling Tian, Liu Yue and Liu Hai instantly were filled with hostility against him.
Noticing the two unfriendly looks, Ouyang Qing was so terrified that his body started to tremble violently.
“The matter between him and I can’t be summarized by words in just two or three sentences… Two Senior Brothers, the reason I came to the Nine Sect Alliances’ headquarters at this late an hour is to find Elder Hui.” After shooting an indifferent glance at Ouyang Qing, Duan Ling Tian looked at Liu Yue and Liu Hai in a friendly manner, completely different from how he looked at the latter.
Upon hearing that, Liu Yue quickly replied, “So, you’re actually here to find Elder Hui. I’ll bring you in then.”
Elder Hui was one of the Moon Illumination Sect’s persons-in-charge of the Nine Sect Alliances’ headquarters. Among the three Moon Illumination Sect high officials in the Nine Sect Alliances’ headquarters, he could be deemed as the second most powerful person.
Besides that, everybody in the Moon Illumination Sect knew that as a Two-Star Saint Inscription Master in the Moon Illumination Sect, Elder Hui usually had a good relationship with Bai Li Hong, the Three-Star Saint Inscription Master in the Moon Illumination Sect. He had even told the outside world that Bai Li Hong was like a teacher or older brother to him.
Hence, in Liu Yue’s opinion, even if Elder Hui was resting or in the midst of cultivating now, he would not deny Duan Ling Tian’s visit.
Duan Ling Tian was Elder Bai Li Hong’s Junior Brother after all!
“Thank you, Elder Liu Yue,” Duan Ling Tian expressed his gratitude. With a raise of his hand, he lifted Ouyang Qing again and followed Liu Yue into the Nine Sect Alliances’ headquarters.
Before he left, he politely bid farewell to Liu Hai.
“With his current identity and background, it’s really rare that Junior Brother Duan Ling Tian would still be so polite in front of me, an ordinary inner court disciple.” Watching Duan Ling Tian’s disappearing silhouette, emotions could be seen in Liu Hai’s eyes.
In his opinion, this purple-clad young man was destined to soar into the sky if he did not die halfway.
In the future, if he continued to stay in the Moon Illumination Sect, he would most likely become the next sect leader.
Now that such a magnanimous person had been so polite to him, how could he not be overwhelmed with emotions?
“It looks like the Great Young Master of the Ouyang Clan is going to be doomed now. There are so many people around, so why did he dare to pick a fight with Duan Ling Tian?” Many people whispered at the grand entrance of the Nine Sect Alliances’ headquarters.
“That’s right! Let alone the Great Young Master of the Ouyang Clan, I think even the Ouyang Clan Leader would never dare to pick any trouble with Duan Ling Tian no matter how much guts he has.” Many people nodded their heads in agreement.
“However, that Great Young Master of the Ouyang Clan must’ve heard about Duan Ling Tian before, hasn’t he? Why does he still dare to pick a fight with Duan Ling Tian?”
“You know nothing about this at all, do you?”
“Tsk! As though you do!”
“Well, even though I have no idea either, I can see that the Great Young Master of the Ouyang Clan was obviously gripped by panic when Duan Ling Tian announced his own name just now. It’s apparent that he didn’t know about Duan Ling Tian’s identity before this.”
“You even noticed this? Wow, are you born in the year of the eagle? How can your eyes be so sharp?!”
“If that’s true, Duan Ling Tian is dressing up as the pig to catch the tiger. It looks like this time, the Ouyang Clan has really hit a hard stone and is going to be doomed soon.”
The 16 people, other than Liu Hai, exchanged glances with each other and could see the pity in each other’s eyes. It was the pity they had toward the Ouyang Clan.
“Hmph! Junior Brother Duan is someone with such a good temper. If it wasn’t for that Great Young Master of the Ouyang Clan who offended him first, he would’ve never raised such a big issue about this.” Even though Liu Hai did not spend a long time with Duan Ling Tian, he could discern his temperament well. It was clear that he was definitely not a dandy person who would turn arrogant and presumptuous the moment he had some significant ability.
At the other side, Duan Ling Tian carried Ouyang Qing and followed Liu Yue to the operation point of the Moon Illumination Sect in the Nine Sect Alliances’ headquarters.
The operation point of the Moon Illumination Sect was a mansion that covered a spacious area. Although it was not as huge as the Ouyang Clan’s mansion, it was still quite huge.
Along the way, Duan Ling Tian remembered the other 16 people he had seen at the great entrance of the Nine Sect Alliances’s headquarters. Curious, he asked, “Senior Brother Liu Yue, are those people who are on duty outside with Senior Brother Liu Hai and you from the other eight great sects?”
“That’s right.” Liu Yue nodded. “Including Liu Hai and I, there are a total of 18 people on duty at the great entrance of the Alliances’ headquarters. Two members from the nine great sects will be on duty. It turned out to be Liu Hai’s and my turn to be on duty these few days.”
Duan Ling Tian nodded. It was just as he was expected with not much difference.
“Now that you’ve shown yourself in front of the people from those eight great sects, I’m afraid the entire Han River City will know that you’re here after tomorrow. By that time, you’ll need to be mentally prepared,” Liu Yue reminded as though he was reminded about something.
“Mentally prepared?” Duan Ling Tian was stunned. “What for?”
“To be mentally prepared against those Mortal Shedding Stage Martial or Dao Cultivators who want to challenge you so that they can replace you as 66th on the Earth Rankings, of course,” Liu Yue replied, “The match where you killed Feng Fan and replaced him as 99th on the Earth Rankings before this was still okay as that was a Death Duel after all. It was impossible for Feng Fan to let you win. However, as for the duel between you and He Zhong, many people suspected that it was He Zhong who intentionally let you win.”
When Liu Yue reached the end of his sentence, he looked at Duan Ling Tian. After noticing that he was not angry, he breathed a sigh of relief to himself.
“Intentionally let me win?” Duan Ling Tian was dumbfounded before he burst out laughing. “And all of this is because both He Zhong and I are Moon Illumination Sect disciples, so he intentionally let me win?”
“Not just because of that.” Liu Yue shook his head. “Right now, many people are spreading rumors, saying that He Zhong fears the pressure from Elder Bai Li Hong and that was why he intentionally lost to you and was willing to become your stepping stone. Besides that, very few people believe that you’re actually just a Perfection Mortal Shedding Stage Martial Cultivator.”
“They really are quite imaginative.” Duan Ling Tian smiled nonchalantly as though he was not at all concerned about what those people thought.
What a joke!
Right now, Duan Ling Tian had already made a breakthrough to the Intermediate Saint Rudiment Stage. He could even easily crush the strongest person on the Earth Rankings now, let alone the challengers from Mortal Shedding Stage Martial or Dao Cultivators who tried to replace him.
No matter how strong the Earth Rankings powerhouses were, the most they could defeat was an Early Saint Rudiment Stage Martial or Dao Cultivator and the strongest power that they could possess was equivalent to an Intermediate Saint Rudiment Stage Martial or Dao Cultivator.
However, Duan Ling Tian’s current state of strength now was enough to crush a Mastery Saint Rudiment Stage cultivator.
Even if he faced an ordinary Perfection Saint Rudiment Stage, he also stood a chance of winning against them too.
Of course, if he faced with a Perfection Saint Rudiment Stage powerhouse like Ouyang Shan who already had half his foot in the Paramount Saint Rudiment Stage, he had no chance of winning at all if he did not use his Three-Star offensive Dao Talisman.
Of course, all of that was just temporary.
Once Duan Ling Tian had made further progress and entered the Mastery Saint Rudiment Stage along with the mastery of the True Energy Consolidated Weapon or if he fully cultivated the Saint Grade Martial Tactic in the Colossal Aerolite Arrow to its highest state, he might just be able to have an honorable duel with a Perfection Mortal Shedding Stage powerhouse like Ouyang Shan.
“Junior Brother Duan, I’m admiring you more and more now,” Liu Yue sighed emotionally, “If I were in your shoes instead and heard these rumors, I’d not have been able to be as calm as you now.”
Duan Ling Tian shook his head with a smile but did not explain anything further.
He had gone through two reincarnations, so he had already long thought nothing about these rumors. It was just natural for him to be unconcerned by them. Besides, he did not feel guilty at all.
With a jolt in his heart, Duan Ling Tian thought to himself, “I’d like to see just how many of these single-minded people want to challenge me.”
If Liu Yue had known that Duan Ling Tian’s cultivation base was already on the Intermediate Saint Rudiment Stage now, and if he knew what Duan Ling Tian was thinking about now, he would definitely stand in silent tribute for the Mortal Shedding Stage Martial and Dao Cultivators who would come to challenge Duan Ling Tian after hearing that he was in Han River City.
Ouyang Qing, who was being lifted up by Duan Ling Tian, on the other hand, was startled as he kept thinking and praying that he would never go back on his word and kill him.
His only thought now was to hope for survival.
As predicted, when Liu Yue brought Duan Ling Tian to the big courtyard that Elder Hui was residing in, Elder Hui had instantly come out personally to invite him to enter his courtyard the moment he heard about his arrival.
“Haha… Junior Brother Duan, I’m finally able to meet you! If it weren’t for the fact that I can’t leave here for now, I’d have long gone back to the sect to see you. You talented genius whom Senior Brother Bai Li has taken as his Junior Brother!” When Elder Hui welcomed Duan Ling Tian into his big courtyard, he chuckled and said enthusiastically.
Elder Hui’s full name was Dong Hui. He was an old man with white hair and a ruddy complexion. He appeared to be very benevolent, gentle and amiable.
Liu Yue who had followed Duan Ling Tian was stunned since a while ago.
Was this old man who had a pleasing, graceful expression really Elder Hui?
In fact, although Elder Hui did not have a bad temper, he was usually very aloof in the Nine Sect Alliances’ headquarters and rarely interacted with other people.
Yet, right now, he seemed to have transformed into another person in front of Duan Ling Tian.