Chapter 1509: Qi Deviation
Translator: EndlessFantasy Translation Editor: EndlessFantasy Translation
“Unless the people from Mountainshade Black Market haven’t made a move?” Although he found it hard to believe Duan Ling Tian had returned alive, he was indeed alive and well. Liu Huan could only accept the fact regardless of how reluctant he was.
For a time, he kept thinking the people from Mountainshade Black Market had not made their move.
‘That’s not right! The Mountainshade Black Market and I had agreed on a time. Once the time has passed without any result, it would be considered as a failure… It’s long past the time that we had agreed too, this means they had failed the mission.’ Liu Huan’s thought to himself as his face darkened again.
Soon after, he left his own residence and the Moon Illumination Sect and headed in the direction of Han River City.
He was going to confirm it personally.
When Liu Huan left, many people in the Moon Illumination Sect had learned about Duan Ling Tian’s breakthrough to the Saint Rudiment Stage.
“Impossible… Impossible… That’s impossible! It can’t be!” Once Ye Man came out from his closed-door cultivation, he heard the news about Duan Ling Tian breaking through to the Saint Rudiment Stage. He felt lost for a moment.
He thought that after coming to the Moon Illumination Sect, he would be able to redeem himself of his past shame and have Duan Ling Tian groveling at his feet or even kill him!
However, God seemed to be pulling a prank on him.
Even when he deviated to the Devil Dao due to his obsession and managed to improve his cultivation by leaps and bounds, he was still far behind Duan Ling Tian.
Duan Ling Tian always seemed to be ahead of him.
“No! No!! No!” Suddenly, wisps of Devil Qi began to emit out of Ye Man’s body as his eyes turned blood-red.
At the same time, he rushed out of his independent courtyard and began attacking everyone he saw as though he had lost his mind.
When Ye Man came out from his closed-door cultivation this time, his cultivation base had reached the Paramount Mortal Shedding Stage. In the outer court, only a few people were a match for him.
Just a few moments later, there were already several outer court disciples who died in his hands. They were all torn into pieces by him with his bare hands!
The bloody scene terrified the other outer court disciples, and they began to run away.
“Someone’s killing people! Someone’s killing people!”
“Ye Man’s experiencing qi deviation, and he’s killing people!”
“Elders, deacons, help! Save me!”
All the outer court disciples who witnessed Ye Man killing people ran away as they shouted loudly. Those who were targeted by Ye Man were constantly calling out for help as well.
Unfortunately, the outer court elders and outer court deacons took some time before they arrived after they received the new. Hence, Ye Man managed to kill a dozen more people before they finally arrived.
The Devil Qi would surge even more every time he killed someone.
In the end, he even had a breakthrough to the Early Saint Rudiment Stage!
“Early Saint Rudiment Stage?” Ye Man who had lost his mind instantly regained his senses when he had a breakthrough.
At this moment, he realized the trouble he was in.
“Duan Ling Tian, you’re at the Saint Rudiment Stage, and now, I’m also at the Saint Rudiment Stage… One day, I’ll have you begging at my feet!” After breaking through to the Saint Rudiment Stage, Ye Man’s self-confidence seemed to have returned.
When he realized the impending crisis that was coming for him, he hurriedly fled from the Moon Illumination Sect without any hesitation at all.
However, how could his speed compete with the speed of the outer court elders?
A few moments later, a few outer court elders appeared and surrounded him as they stared at him.
At the same time, a gust of wind appeared before another person materialized before Ye Man.
“Elder Dongfang!” The few outer court elders bowed at him respectfully when they saw him.
The person who came was the Greatest Outer Court Elder, Dongfang Quan.
The few outer court elders did not expect this matter would bring Dongfang Quan here… However, when they thought about the severity of the matter, they no longer thought his presence here was surprising. On the contrary, it would be unreasonable if Elder Dongfang did not make an appearance.
After all, he was the person in charge of the outer court of Moon Illumination Sect. All the outer court elders had to listen to his orders and obey him.
“You’re really daring. You actually dare to attack your own senior brothers and junior brothers.” Dongfang Quan’s expression was slightly gloomy. He did not expect something so dreadful to happen when he was the Greatest Elder of the outer court.
Such incident rarely happened in the history of the Moon Illumination Sect.
Although Ye Man had not seen the old man in front of him before, he could tell what his identity was judging by the way the surrounding outer court elders addressed him.
Ye Man’s expression instantly turned solemn.
After taking a deep breath, Ye Man moved his hand and a light streaked away quickly. Two bloody wounds simultaneously appeared on his palms. It bled profusely with no signs of stopping.
At the same time, Ye Man put his palms together, and a dazzling blood-red light instantly shone.
“Oh, no!” Dongfang Quan’s expression changed dramatically when he saw this. Even the few outer court elders’ expressions had changed.
Sou! Sou! Sou!
As soon as their expression changed, they quickly made their moves as well.
However, even when the fastest among them, Dongfang Quan, arrived near Ye Man, he did not even manage to touch him. He merely dispersed the bloody fog Ye Man had formed.
Ye Man who was still here a moment ago had just vanished before their very eyes.
“Blood Escape! It’s Blood Escape!”
One of the outer court elders said with a darkened expression, “This Ye Man is actually a Saint Rudiment Stage Devil Cultivator!”
Blood Escape was a method that could only be mastered by Devil Cultivators above the Saint Rudiment Stage.
Once a Devil Cultivator used the Blood Escape, they were instantly granted speed far above their cultivation base to escape. This was a Devil Cultivator’s life-saving secret tactic.
Naturally, the Blood Escape Secret Tactic came with an enormous price tag since it was outrageously powerful.
Apart from only being able to use it three times in their lives, they would burn their own life energy and lose their strength for a short period of time after using it. Unless they were in a life or death situation, it was unlikely they would use Blood Escape.
“All of you are not aware there’s a Saint Rudiment Stage Devil Cultivator like him lurking in the outer court all this time?” Dongfang Quan said as he glanced at the outer court elders with a gloomy expression. The Devil Cultivator had even killed several people at the outer court. Moreover, he even escaped right under his watch! This was absolutely humiliating for him!
Dongfang Quan left the Moon Illumination Sect’s estate like a gust of wind as the few outer court elders exchanged bitter smiles with each other.
In any case, he still had to try his best to hunt down the Devil Cultivator who had escaped to account for the outer court disciples who died and to the sect!
Although his chances were slim, he knew its the best time to look for the Devil Cultivator since he had lost all his strength and would not be able to go far.
When Dongfang Quan went after Ye Man, the few outer court elders returned to the outer court.
However, they did not dare to say too much about the matter.
No matter how the other outer court elders or outer court deacons asked, they merely said they had met Dongfang Quan halfway through, and he had asked them to return and calm the outer court disciples while he chased after Ye Man himself.
“Elder Dong Chong, Ye Man had joined the sect under your supervision… I’m afraid you won’t be able to get out of this one,” an outer court elder said as he looked at Dong Chong.
Dong Chong was the outer court elder responsible for the entrance assessment when Duan Ling Tian and Ye Man joined the Moon Illumination Sect.
Dong Chong could not help but smile bitterly when he heard the words. He had already mentally prepared himself.
“If the sect laid down the rules from the beginning to prevent Devil Cultivators from joining, this wouldn’t have happened.”
Many outer court elders stood up for Dong Chong. “At the end of the day, the responsibility of this matter lies with the sect. It’s not Elder Dong Chong’s fault because he had only acted in accordance with the sect.”
“That’s right! Everyone knows Ye Man is a Devil Cultivator, but no one expects him to lose his mind and kill so many outer court disciples.” All the outer court elders were filled with indignation.
“Alright… What we have to do now is to calm the remaining outer court disciples… I’m afraid the incident today will leave a psychological trauma on them. It can get serious so we must minimize the damage.” One of the calmer outer court elders seemed to have analyzed the situation at hand.
“That’s right. Now’s not the time to complain about the sect’s rules. It’s important that we calm the remaining outer court disciples.” Dong Chong agreed.
It had already been three days when Duan Ling Tian finally learned about the matter.
During the past three days, he was inscribing Two Star Saint Inscriptions using the Strange Inscription Art in a quiet room at Bai Li Hong’s residence.
Finally, he managed to master inscribing Two Star Saint Inscriptions using the Strange Inscription Art at the Impeccable Stage.
He only left the quiet room after he had succeeded.
Once he left the quiet room, he heard about the incident in the outer court where a Devil Cultivator killed a lot of people.
“Ye Man?” Duan Ling Tian had a strange expression on his face when he found out the Devil Cultivator was Ye Man.
He was no stranger to Ye Man. In fact, he had met him when he first arrived at the Dao Martial Saint Land. At that time, he even snatched his spot in the Latent Dragon Camp in Mound Hill City. One year later, he met Ye Man again at the Moon Illumination Sect’s entrance assessment.
He had noticed Ye Man’s hatred and killing intent. It was obvious he wished he could kill him. However, he had never considered Ye Man as a threat.
He was not afraid of Ye Man before he deviated to the Devil Dao, even more so when he had fallen to the Devil Dao.
Unless the cultivation base of Ye Man who had deviated to the Devil Dao surpassed him by two levels, he would not be able to go against Duan Ling Tian who could use the Devil Suppressant Energy from the Devilseal Tablet. He was destined to be crushed under the power of the Devil Suppressant Energy.
‘He must have experienced a qi deviation,’ Duan Ling Tian thought to himself.
“Have they caught him?” Duan Ling Tian asked Bai Li Hong.
“According to their announcement, they said they haven’t caught him,” Bai Li Hong said.
“They actually… They haven’t caught him? How’s that possible!” Duan Ling Tian found it hard to believe.