Chapter 1538: Snatched From The Jaws Of Death
Translator: EndlessFantasy Translation Editor: EndlessFantasy Translation
It was exactly because of Di Jue’s composure that he still remained alive and had one breath left when the Inscription Formation outside was shattered by the water pressure.
In this span of eleven breaths, he had been severely injured by Elder Huo and was at his deathbed. Although he was barely breathing, he did not die.
When the seawater crashed onto the Seven Treasures Exquisite Pagoda, be it Duan Ling Tian who was hiding by the side, watching the show, or Di Jue who barely had a breath left, both were instantly expelled out.
“Boy, I, Di Jue, will remember the incident today! I’ll never let you go when I see you again the next time!” When Duan Ling Tian was pushed out, he could hear Di Jue’s voice that was getting further away.
At that instant when Di Jue was forcefully expelled out of the Seven Treasures Exquisite Pagoda, he crushed a piece of high-grade Divine Strider Talisman before transforming into a bolt of lightning and disappearing without a trace in just the blink of an eye.
The powerhouses who were on the Saint Stage and above could use their True Origin to activate the Dao Talisman, and they did not even need to shout the word “Appear!” too.
They only needed to infuse their True Origin into it and crush it.
Duan Ling Tian could hear that Di Jue uttered this with a low spirit. It was obvious that he had suffered quite a grievous injury.
Apart from that, he did not even dare to stay any longer and it was apparent that he was especially scared of Elder Huo.
“I must go back now. Seizing the chance of him being in a state of panic and losing his rational judgment now, I must bring Uncle Feng, Teacher and the rest away from Half Moon Island!” Without any hesitation, before he even managed to tell Elder Huo, the Three-legged Golden Crow inside the Seven Treasures Exquisite Pagoda, Duan Ling Tian quickly stored the pagoda away and returned to Half Moon Island at his fastest speed.
After he had rushed back to Half Moon Island, Feng Wu Dao and the rest were bursting with joy to see him.
“Let’s talk later after we leave. Di Jue might come back anytime.” Seeing how Feng Wu Dao and the rest were about to say something, Duan Ling Tian beat them to it and stopped them. After that, with a huge wave of his hand, vast True Energy swept out and enveloped all of them before taking them away from Half Moon Island with the fastest speed possible.
However, after leaving Half Moon Island, Duan Ling Tian did not go back directly to the south to the Mortal Continent.
Instead, he headed east and made a huge detour before starting for the southeast.
The reason he did this was to evade Di Jue who would return after gaining his sanity.
As it turned out, Duan Ling Tian’s worry was accurate.
After Di Jue crushed the Divine Strider Talisman and left, he hastily consumed a few Healing Medicinal Pills and his injuries recovered a little.
Right now, although Di Jue was no longer as horrifying as his prime time, he still had the confidence to crush a person who was not on the Saint Stage and above.
At the same time, he suppressed the terror and panic in his heart as he gradually regained his calmness.
“Wait a minute!” After he had relaxed, he instantly realized that something was not right. “That huge bird that was fully covered in the golden flames didn’t chase me. Don’t tell me that he can’t actually leave that pagoda?”
The moment Di Jue thought about this, he became even more certain of it as he pondered even more. At once, his face was filled with regret.
“Why hadn’t I thought of this in the first place? Otherwise, even if I can’t enter that gigantic seven-story pagoda again, I could at least kill that boy after I was sent out.” The moment Di Jue thought of Duan Ling Tian, his hatred boiled within.
If he still did not realize that it was Duan Ling Tian who had caused him to face all these crises, he would have been living in vain for all these years.
Even though there was no way Di Jue would think that the gigantic seven-story pagoda actually belonged to Duan Ling Tian, he still could discern that the crisis he faced was all related to Duan Ling Tian.
The moment he entered the pagoda, he was instantly tortured by a horrifyingly powerful Saint Beast.
In his opinion, with that Saint Beast’s strength, it would have been no trouble if it wanted to kill that boy called Duan Ling Tian.
Yet, the boy was unharmed even after staying inside for 15 minutes.
In fact, he, Di Jue, had only stayed for the span of ten breaths and had already been almost killed. Even though he did not die, he barely had a breath left. Only after he got out, he relied on the Divine Strider Talisman to help him flee.
At that time, all that was left in his heart was terror and he had no time to think of anything else. Otherwise, he would not have left.
Now that he had pieced the puzzle together, a sharp brilliance flashed across Di Jue’s eyes. “Boy, how dare you defraud me?! If I don’t kill you, I, Di Jue will be a useless Five-clawed Golden Dragon of the dragon clan’s imperial clan!”
At that moment, Di Jue was almost certain that Duan Ling Tian had already known about the existence of that big bird in that pagoda and had purposely lured him in.
Duan Ling Tian knew about the situation inside very well and because of this, he could dodge that horrifyingly powerful peculiar bird instantly and let it deal with him.
When he finally managed to piece the puzzle together, the flaming rage in his heart soared even higher.
At that instant, Di Jue had already vanished from the spot and rushed back to the deep sea as fast as he could.
However, when he already got back there, there was no way that Duan Ling Tian would still be there.
Even that gigantic seven-story pagoda had also disappeared without a trace.
“It seemed to have been here.” When Di Jue reached the patch of the seaweed, he stomped at the deep seabed, but the seven-story pagoda never appeared again.
“Could I have gotten the position wrong?” Then, Di Jue ransacked every corner of the seaweed area as quickly as he could, but the gigantic seven-story pagoda never surfaced again.
“Don’t tell me that I need some other technique to summon that gigantic seven-story pagoda” Di Jue’s expression turned grave. He could not think of a plausible reason at all.
If Di Jue’s series of actions fell into Duan Ling Tian’s sight, he would definitely have laughed in silence.
This was because the reason he had done all that in the first place was just to deceive him.
Long before when they passed by this area, he had already dropped the Seven Treasures Exquisite Pagoda that he had already transformed into dust there. In the end, he led Di Jue to make a U-turn and when he returned, he pretended to activate some sort of gear while in truth, he enlarged the Seven Treasures Exquisite Pagoda in a heartbeat.
That stomping of his was just a deceptive trick.
After Di Jue realized that he had no way of summoning the gigantic pagoda, his expression turned even more dismal.
“Boy, you’ve completely infuriated me! In that case, there’s no reason for that group of friends of yours to continue living in this world anymore! I’ll kill them now and this won’t be counted as me going against the thunder penalty oath that I made!”
Fuming in rage, Di Jue raced away from the bottom of the deep sea and returned to the valley at Half Moon Island.
However, when he returned, he soon realized that there was no longer anybody in the valley as all of them had already left.
Maddened, he went an entire round to search and still could not find anything, so he immediately headed south. “That group of people is all from the Mortal Continent, so I’m sure they must’ve returned there now! In such a short period time, even if that boy returned and brought them all to fly together, I’m sure I’d be able to chase up to them in the shortest time too if my direction is accurate.” The moment Di Jue thought about this, he hurried south.
Half an hour later, Di Jue came to a halt and muttered to himself with a grave expression, “Looks like they didn’t head south. Otherwise, I’d have chased up with them already with my speed.”
Right now, Di Jue had already appeared not far away from the Mortal Continent.
“If I can think of this, I’m sure that sly boy can too… Perhaps he has brought the group of people to the north to the Dao Martial Saint Land.” The next instant, Di Jue made a U-turn. After he had returned to Half Moon Island, he continued to search as he headed towards the north.
Heading north to search this time, he relied on his speed and made an inch-by-inch search, not leaving any corner unturned.
However, a few days later, he still yielded no results.
When he returned to his senses and returned to Half Moon Island before heading to the southern sea to carry out an inch-by-inch search, Duan Ling Tian had already brought Feng Wu Dao and the rest back to his hometown, the Cloud Continent.
Usually, if he returned to the Cloud Continent, he would always be in a joyful mood.
However, right now, his feelings were extremely glum as dark clouds gathered above his head.
Between his two fiancés, one’s whereabouts were unknown while the other had been forcefully taken from his side. This feeling of having his heart excavated made him almost go crazy!
However, he still calmed down in the end.
At this time, all he could do now was calm down because being exasperated would be to no avail.
Having lived through two reincarnations, Duan Ling Tian still had a minute ounce of self-control.
“Little Fei’er is together with Little Black and the rest, so I’m sure she will be fine. Three years have gone by and I’m sure Little Black and the rest must have made a breakthrough to the Mortal Shedding Stage too! As a Saint Beast, other than having strength, the three of them also have a perception that far surpass humans’. Half Moon Island has undergone a calamity and they only have one option, that is, to find Xue Nai so that they can ask for backup.” After he had calmed down, his train of thoughts started to become clearer now.
When he thought about this, he felt at ease right away.
“Ke’er was taken away by Chi Mei and with Chi Mei’s attitude towards her, she most likely won’t harm her. Chi Mei is from that Fire Worship Sect or something and in the future, if I want to find Ke’er, this will be the only clue that I have so far.” When Duan Ling Tian thought of Ke’er, he could not help but feel his heart being hit by a pang of grief even though he had already calmed down.
It was obvious that Chi Mei was displeased that Ke’er was pregnant.
Furthermore, from her words, there seemed to be another group of people looking for Ke’er too. That group of people might harm her instead.
“What kind of identity exactly does Ke’er have?” Duan Ling Tian remained puzzled after a long time of pondering.
Somehow, Duan Ling Tian had already brought Feng Wu Dao and the rest to the ten great dynasties in the south of the Cloud Continent, to Darkhan Dynasty and returned to the Azure Forest Imperial Kingdom affiliated under the Darkstone Empire.
His final destination was the secluded canyon hidden deep in the mountains, which was also the historical remains left behind by the Sword Saint, Feng Qing Yang.
Right now, all the people by his side were willing to hand their lives over to him, so he had no intention of hiding this from them.
Of course, there were many besides him who had come in contact with this canyon before like Xiong Quan, Feng Wu Dao, and Sima. They had managed to more or less reap some benefit from it.
It was the first time Chen Shao Shuai, the Nangong Twins, and the Gold Thug were there. The moment they entered, they were already attracted by the ‘sword’ character engraved on the mountain wall inside the canyon.