Chapter 1525: Zhao Feng
Translator: EndlessFantasy Translation Editor: EndlessFantasy Translation
“It’s absolutely true! It’s Duan Ling Tian himself who told the outer disciples from Mound Hill City,” the inner court disciple said as he nodded.
“Good! Good! Good!” When Liu Huan heard the inner court disciple’s words, he said ‘good’ consecutively three times and dismissed the inner court disciple after saying, “Continue to observe Duan Ling Tian’s whereabouts. Report to me as soon as something happens.”
“Yes.” Although the inner court disciple was not Liu Huan’s disciple, he was an underling of Liu Huan and was loyal to him.
When Liu Huan heard the news from the inner court disciple, Duan Ling Tian was about the leave the sect and return to his hometown.
“It’ll be a great opportunity for me if he really leaves alone…” Liu Huan muttered to himself as his eyes lit up.
“Elder Liu Huan!” At this moment, another inner court disciple who was also Liu Huan’s underling came to him with news. “Elder Zhao Feng came out from his closed-door cultivation!”
Elder Zhao Feng?
Hearing the inner court disciple’s report, Liu Huan’s eyes lit up again. He dismissed the inner court and smiled to himself. “Elder Zhao Feng came out just in time… Could it be God is also helping me to kill that Duan Ling Tian?”
Zhao Feng was just like him. Both of them were Moon Illumination Sect’s inner court elders. However, Zhao Feng’s ability was much more powerful compared to him.
Zhao Feng’s ability ranked in the top three among all the inner court elders of Moon Illumination Sect.
It was said he had gone into closed-door cultivation to break through to the Imminent Saint Stage. Whether he succeeded or not, his ability would definitely be raised.
Apart from that, Zhao Feng had another identity.
He was the master of the outer court disciple, Feng Fan, that Duan Ling Tian killed previously. He was ranked no. 99 in the Earth Ranking.
Feng Fan was persuaded by Liu Huan’s direct disciple, Zhou Qi, and had sent a Death Duel invitation to Duan Ling Tian. He eventually died in Duan Ling Tian’s hands.
However, everything became a mystery since Zhou Qi’s death.
Nevertheless, Feng Fan being killed by Duan Ling Tian was the cold, hard truth.
Therefore, Liu Huan went to look for Zhao Feng when he found out he had come out from his closed-door cultivation.
“Elder Zhao Feng, congratulations… I supposed you’ve gained a lot this time?” Liu Huan greeted Zhao Feng enthusiastically as soon as he met him at his mansion.
Zhao Feng was an old man with white hair and ruddy cheeks. He had the aura of a saint, it was as though he was from another world.
However, contrary to Liu Huan’s enthusiasm, Zhao Feng was calm, emitting a cold and intimidating aura. “Elder Liu Huan, you’re here as soon as I came out of closed-door cultivation. You’re quick with the news.”
After hearing Zhao Feng’s words, the smile on Liu Huan’s face vanished, and he let out a long sigh. “Elder Zhao Feng, I’ve been looking for you for the past half a year… However, you’re in closed-door cultivation whenever I visited.”
“Is there something I can do for you?” Zhao Feng looked at Liu Huan. Although his tone was still calm, it contained a hint of curiosity.
“Elder Zhao Feng, since you just came out of closed-door cultivation, I assume you’re unaware that Feng Fan was killed?” Liu Huan sighed again.
“What did you say?!” Liu Huan’s words caused Zhao Feng’s calm expression to change dramatically. “Did you say… that Feng Fan was killed?”
“Yes.” Liu Huan nodded.
“Who? Who did it?!” Zhao Feng asked in his deep voice as waves of cold aura emitted out of his body.
Liu Huan was inwardly happy when he noticed Zhao Feng’s rage. The more Zhao Feng cared about Feng Fan, the happier he was.
“It’s a sect disciple called Duan Ling Tian. He has just entered the sect a year ago,” Liu Huan said.
“So he’s new to the sect?” Hearing Liu Huan’s words, Zhao Feng’s face turned even more solemn. He turned to look at Liu Huan and asked coldly, “Tell me everything about it, I want to know what exactly happened.”
Liu Huan nodded and subsequently began to recount the story about the Death Duel Invitation Feng Fan sent to Duan Ling Tian.
During the process, Zhao Feng became even more furious as he listened to Feng Fan. His body began to tremble violently from his stirred emotion.
“Where did he come from?” Zhao Feng was an inner court elder well-known in the Moon Illumination Sect for many years so he soon calmed himself down. When he spoke, his voice was so deep it sounded like the rumbling of thunder.
“He’s from Mound Hill City. He’s a disciple of Fang Hui, the City Governor of Mound Hill City,” Liu Huan said.
“Mound Hill City? Fang Hui?” Zhao Feng looked deeply into Liu Huan’s eyes after he heard his words. “Liu Huan, if I remember it correctly… Fang Hui seems to be your enemy?”
“Yes,” Liu Huan nodded and said regretfully, “Elder Zhao Feng, I’m the one to blame as well… If I didn’t allow that Fang Hui to live until today, he wouldn’t have been able to take that Duan Ling Tian as his disciple, and he wouldn’t have been able to recommend Duan Ling Tian to the Moon Illumination Sect.”
“If Duan Ling Tian didn’t come to the Moon Illumination Sect, Feng Fan wouldn’t die.” Although Liu Huan’s words came too late, it seemed as though he really meant it.
“It’s over now. There’s no need for you to say all these…” A hint of killing intent sparkled in Zhao Feng’s eyes. It was as though he would tear Duan Ling Tian apart if he was in front of him right now.
Liu Huan felt relieved when he saw that.
He was worried Zhao Feng would only be interested in Duan Ling Tian and forgot about avenging Feng Fan after finding out about this.
It seemed like he was just overthinking things.
“Elder Zhao Feng, I know you’re eager to kill Duan Ling Tian to avenge Feng Fan… However, he’s different now. Apart from you, I’m afraid that even the Sect Leader has to be courteous to him when they meet,” Liu Huan said.
“Even the Sect Leader has to courteous to him when they meet?” Zhao Feng’s expression changed and asked in his deep voice, “Could it be one of the grand elders accepted him as a disciple?” That was the first thought that popped into Zhao Feng’s mind.
“That’s not it.” Liu Huan shook his head.
“If that’s not it, what does he have for the Sect Leader to be courteous to him?” Zhao Feng asked with a frown.
“I’ve no idea what Duan Ling Tian did to gain Elder Bai Li’s favor,” Liu Huan said with a sigh, “Otherwise, I would’ve killed him earlier and avenged Feng Fan without having to wait for Elder Zhao Feng to come out of closed-door cultivation.”
“Avenge Feng Fan?” Zhao Feng stared at Liu Huan and said coldly, “I supposed you’re worried he would grow strong and help Fang Hui to attack you so you’re eager to kill him to avoid troubles in the future?” He knew a little about what happened between Liu Huan and Fang Hui.
Liu Huan smiled in embarrassment but did not deny it. He knew it was useless for him to deny it.
“So that means Elder Bai Li took accepted him as his disciple? Seems like he’s really remarkable to earn Elder Bai Li’s favor.” Among the inner court elders in Moon Illumination Sect, Bai Li Hong was the only one who carried the Bai Li family name. Therefore, he knew Duan Ling Tian must have a connection with Bai Li Hong as soon as he heard Liu Huan’s words.
Naturally, the first thought that occurred to him was Bai Li Hong accepting Duan Ling Tian as his disciple.
He was afraid of Bai Li Hong too.
“Elder Bai Li didn’t take him as a disciple.” Liu Huan shook his head.
“He didn’t take him as his disciple?” Zhao Feng could not help but feel relieved when he heard that. He did not have the courage to go against Bai Li Hong.
Although his ability ranked top three among the inner court elders, Bai Li Hong ranked No.1 after all.
Although his strength had grown since he went into closed-door cultivation, he only dared to challenge the person who was ranked no. 2.
He did not think about challenging Bai Li Hong at all.
He might be able to fight Bai Li Hong if they fought bare-handed without any Saint Weapons.
However, he would definitely not be a match for Bai Li Hong if they used Saint Weapons. This was because Bai Li Hong had a Saint Weapon with three Three Star Saint Inscriptions inscribed on it. That alone could completely oppress his Saint Weapon.
When he saw the relieved expression on Zhao Feng’s face, Liu Huan, feeling bitter inwardly, dropped a big bomb. “Although Elder Bai Li did not take him as his disciple, he accepted him as a disciple on his teacher’s behalf… That’s how Duan Ling Tian became his junior brother!”
One had to say the bomb Liu Huan had dropped was a powerful one. It shocked Zhao Feng for a while before he finally regained his senses.
Duan Ling Tian who had killed Feng Fan became Elder Bai Li’s junior brother?
Meanwhile, Duan Ling Tian was unaware that Liu Huan was meeting with another inner court elder, scheming about killing him.
He would be surprised at how highly thought of he was if he found out about this. He was just an inner court disciple, but he was being discussed by two inner court elders. Although he might not be the last one in the Moon Illumination Sect to be such a legend, he was definitely the first one.
A few days before his departure, Duan Ling Tian dropped by the outer court to speak to Ling Yun and Xiong Hu. He then returned to the inner court and spoke to Elder Fang Gan. He told him he was leaving the sect to return to his hometown to deal with some matter.
Elder Fang Gan was the inner court elder he met at the Merit Pavilion back then.
It was Elder Fang Gan who took him to Bai Li Hong.
Elder Fang Gan was one of the few people in the Moon Illumination Sect he was familiar with.
“Junior Brother, I’ll go with you.” However, Bai Li Hong was the last to find out about his plan among all the people he was familiar with.
He planned to leave with Duan Ling Tian as soon as he found out about the plan because he was worried to let Duan Ling Tian go alone.
“Senior Brother, there’s no need to trouble you. I’ll return on my own,” Duan Ling Tian said with a smile.
“No! It’s too dangerous! I must go with you.” Bai Li Hong shook his head, he was determined.
Although he was determined, he was convinced by Duan Ling Tian eventually.
This was because Duan Ling Tian showed him his cultivation base at the Perfection Saint Rudiment Stage and a little of his True Energy Consolidated Beast technique.