Chapter 1556: Being Pursued
Translator: EndlessFantasy Translation Editor: EndlessFantasy Translation
However, Duan Ling Tian knew he did not have much time to think about this.
Qian Kong was a Supreme Elder of the Moon Illumination Sect. As a Saint Stage powerhouse, he was like a patron to the sect.
He had killed Qian Kong in front of so many people, his crime would not be small.
The most important thing was, he was able to kill Qian Kong not because he was powerful, but it was because he had used the Jasper Celestial Sword. He had used 90% of his strength wielding the sword. At this moment, he was only left with 10% of his True Energy in his Qi Sea. When he thought of all these, his heart jolted.
“Senior Brother, I’ll leave Uncle Feng and the others to you.”
At this instant, Sword Qi roamed freely and waves of sharp tyrannical sword rays swept out in a hundred-meter radius. It was similar to a Sword Territory.
This was the Territory Duan Ling Tian had mastered after breaking through to the Paramount Saint Rudiment Stage.
True Energy Consolidated Territory! As for what kind of Territory, it was out of Duan Ling Tian’s control.
After breaking through to the Paramount Saint Rudiment Stage, Duan Ling Tian discovered what kind of territory he possessed. It was the 10,000 Swords Territory.
Duan Ling Tian had a feeling the territory he had consolidated had something to do with the Sovereign Heart Sword.
After Duan Ling Tian discovered what kind of territory he had comprehended, it was only natural he knew what his territory could do.
10,000 swords roamed about in a hundred-meter radius around him. In the next moment, the 10,000 swords charged toward him quickly as though they were going to pierce his heart.
The 10,000 swords looked spectacular. The ear-piercing sound of sword whistling could be heard as the swords swept past.
In just a blink of an eye, the 10,000 swords gathered at the bottom of Duan Ling Tian’s feet before it transformed and solidified into a dazzling sword. It brought him away at the speed of light as he rapidly disappeared in the distance.
“What a terrifying territory! It’s so fast! That speed far surpassed the speed of an Imminent Saint Stage powerhouse! It’s comparable to a Saint Stage powerhouse!” Tai Wu who was watching from high above was shocked as well.
“However, his face doesn’t look well… It’s obvious the mysterious sword had depleted a lot of his True Energy. It’s unlikely he’ll able to attack with the sword again for now.” As a Saint Stage powerhouse, Tai Wu was naturally observant. He could easily see through Duan Ling Tian’s current situation. Due to this reason, he instantly chased after him.
As soon as Tai Wu gave chase to Duan Ling Tian, Jiang Wei, the Sect Leader of Moon Illumination Sect, and the few Supreme Elders regained their senses. They had an appalled expression on their faces as they also chased after Duan Ling Tian.
It did not cross their minds that thing would turn out this way. Duan Ling Tian had killed Qian Kong!
Who was Qian Kong?
He was the older generation’s powerhouse in the Moon Illumination Sect, a veteran who had lived together with them in the sect. However, he had died before their eyes.
The person who killed him was a Moon Illumination Sect’s disciple.
All of them held Duan Ling Tian in high regard and felt that if he continued to grow, he would definitely bring glory to the Moon Illumination Sect. However, things had developed to this stage, everything was out of their control now.
It would not have been too bad if they were the only ones who witnessed Duan Ling Tian killing Qian Kong. The problem was more than half of the people in the sect had witnessed it as well.
Although Qian Kong was the Moon Illumination Sect’s Supreme Elder and many disciples had not seen him before, there were still some elders and disciples who recognized him.
If the person who killed Qian Kong, a Supreme Elder of Moon Illumination Sect, was nurtured by the sect and became the Sect Leader in the future, the sect would turn into a huge joke.
Due to this reason, they knew Duan Ling Tian could no longer remain in the sect the instant he killed Qian Kong.
Since he could no longer remain here, he might resent the Moon Illumination Sect due to Qian Kong’s matter. There was only one option left to them, and it was to kill Duan Ling Tian now to avoid trouble in the future.
They could not take any risk. Duan Ling Tian would be a potential threat to the Moon Illumination Sect when he grew stronger. They must eliminate the threat while it was still in its infancy.
At this moment, Bai Li Hong was relegated to the back burner. Although a Three Star Saint Inscription Master was very rare, it was negligible in the face of the life-or-death of their sect.
Before they chased after Duan Ling Tian, Jiang Wei, the Sect Leader, did not forget to instruct the few Vice Sect Leaders, “Keep an eye on Bai Li Hong. Don’t let him and the people in his mansion leave.”
The moment the few Vice Sect Leaders heard these words, they instantly went to Bai Li Hong’s mansion and intercepted Bai Li Hong in a timely manner when he was about to leave with Feng Wu Dao and the others.
“Elder Bai Li, Sect Leader has given an order that none of you can leave this place. Please forgive us for this offense,” one of the Vice Sect Leaders said as they surrounded Bai Li Hong and the others.
Bai Li Hong did not panic at all when faced with the few Vice Sect Leaders. Instead, he asked nonchalantly, “Guys, let’s make a trade, shall we?”
“What trade?” The few Vice Sect Leaders frowned.
“If you let me go, I’m willing to give each of you a Saint Weapon inscribed with three Three Star Saint Inscriptions,” Bai Li Hong replied.
Bai Li Hong’s words instantly made the few Vice Sect Leader’s eyes lit up. “Are you serious?”
“I can swear on the lightning penalty oath… However, it’s not convenient for me to take the lightning penalty oath in the sect now. I’m sure all of you wouldn’t want the Nine-Nine Heavenly Tribulation’s resonance being seen by the others, right?” Bai Li Hong asked again.
“Let’s go!” The few Vice Sect Leaders exchanged glances with each other immediately. Not only did they disobey the Sect Leader’s order, but they also escorted Bai Li Hong, Feng Wu Dao, and the others to leave the Moon Illumination Sect’s estate.
Naturally, nobody noticed they had left due to how stealthy they were.
They had come to this decision because Bai Li Hong’s offer was too enticing. Let alone them, even the Sect Leaders and the Supreme Elders did not have a Saint Weapon with three Three Star Saint Inscriptions.
In their opinion, it was not important if Bai Li Hong lived or died. The most important thing to them is the benefits they would get. As for Sect Leader Jiang Wei, they could shirk the responsibility and say they failed to chase after Bai Li Hong.
When Bai Li Hong arrived at a place far from the Moon Illumination Sect’s estate, he swore by the lightning penalty oath and struck a deal with the Vice Sect Leaders before they finally let Bai Li Hong leave.
Although they had not obtained the Saint Weapons with three Three Star Saint Inscriptions yet, they were not afraid that Bai Li Hong would renege on the deal since he had sworn by the lightning penalty oath.
Bai Li Hong had sworn to give them a Saint Weapon with three Three Star Saint Inscriptions each after three years. Three years were not long to them.
Naturally, the Sect Leader of Moon Illumination Sect, Jiang Wei, was unaware of this. Otherwise, he would be angered to the point of throwing up blood.
While Bai Li Hong brought Feng Wu Dao and the others away from the Moon Illumination Sect, near the Moon Illumination Sect’s estate’s monastery gate, the group of Moon Illumination Sect’s elders, deacons, and disciples finally regained their senses.
The incident earlier had greatly shocked them. Those Moon Illumination Sect’s elders, in particular, who recognized Qian Kong muttered bewilderedly, “Duan Ling Tian actually killed Elder Qian Kong? H-How’s that possible?”
“Elder Qian Kong was a Supreme Elder of our sect, and he was a Saint Stage powerhouse… Y-Yet he has b-been…”
“Impossible! Impossible! How can Duan Ling Tian be so powerful?!”
The group of Moon Illumination Sect’s elders was in a great shock. Some of them even used various methods to check if they were dreaming.
“Elder Qian Kong?”
“Saint Stage powerhouse?!”
Naturally, the disciples of the sect had also heard the elders’ words.
The identity of the old man who was killed instantly began to spread.
Qian Kong was a Supreme Elder of Moon Illumination Sect and a Saint Stage powerhouse.
“My goodness! I’m not dreaming, right?! Senior Brother Duan Ling Tian first killed Elder Liu Huan and now Elder Qian Kong? Elder Qian Kong was a Saint Stage powerhouse for Lord’s sake!”
“A Saint Stage powerhouse is basically invincible compared to Martial and Dao Cultivators below the Saint Stage… D-Don’t tell me Senior Brother Duan Ling Tian is actually a Saint Stage powerhouse, too?”
“When Senior Brother Duan Ling Tian left, it seems like he had used his True Energy Consolidated Territory… His strength is not as simple as the one he had shown Elder Liu Huan!”
“The True Energy Consolidated Territory is the trademark of a Paramount Saint Rudiment Stage powerhouse so Senior Brother Duan Ling Tian must at least be at the Paramount Saint Rudiment Stage now!”
“What Paramount Saint Rudiment Stage?! In my opinion, Senior Brother Duan Ling Tian is originally a Saint Stage powerhouse. Otherwise, how can he kill Elder Qian Kong?”
“I also think Senior Brother Duan Ling Tian is a Saint Stage powerhouse!”
The group of Moon Illumination Sect’s disciples buried their heads together in a discussion. When each of them mentioned Duan Ling Tian, respect and shock could be seen on their faces.
It was not only them, but even the sect elders did not realize how exhausting it was for Duan Ling Tian after he had killed Elder Qian Kong.
Apart from Mountainshade Black Market’s Tai Wu, the few Saint Stage powerhouses and Jiang Wei could see the strike had taken a toll on Duan Ling Tian.
They knew it would be difficult for Duan Ling Tian to strike that powerfully again for the time being so they immediately chased after him. Otherwise, would they really dare to chase after someone who had killed Qian Kong with just a swing of the sword?
Naturally, apart from trying to eliminate future trouble, the main reason chased after Duan Ling Tian was to see the unique sword in his hands.
As Saint Stage powerhouses, apart from having extraordinary eyesights, they also possessed insight that was far superior to ordinary martial artists.
At that moment when Duan Ling Tian brandished that sword, they could clearly see the aura on Duan Ling Tian’s body was not powerful. What was powerful was the sword in his hand.