Chapter 290: Battling Shao Ying!
Translator: KurazyTolanzuraytor Editor: Jay
“Brother, that Duan Ling Tian isn’t at the fourth level of the Origin Core Stage like the rumors says, I can confirm that he was at the fifth level of the Origin Core Stage two months ago… Moreover, he has a grade seven spirit sword in his possession.” Shao Fei’s heart couldn’t help but tremble when he recalled the scene of Duan Ling Tian killing the Savage Leopard.
The Savage Leopard was killed by him with a single sword strike.
“Now, he dares invite brother to battle on the life and death arena… Could he have broken through?” As he finished speaking, Shao Fei was slightly afraid.
“Broken through?” Shao Ying didn’t take it seriously. “I only lack the last step to break through to the seventh level of the Origin Core Stage… Within the Phecda Peak, no sixth level Origin Core Stage outer court disciple didn’t dare say they could firmly defeat me… Not to mention an outer court disciple that had only just broken through to the sixth level of the Origin Core Stage.”
“Even if he’s broken through, I’m still not afraid!” The corners of Shao Ying’s mouth curled into a sneer, and his eyes had piercingly cold lights within. “Today, I will wrench his head off in the life and death arena, and give it to you to kick like a ball!”
“Thank you brother.” Shao Fei’s eyes lit up abruptly, as Shao Ying’s confidence allowed him to be at ease.
“Little Fei, it’s difficult for you to move around, so don’t go… Wait for brother to bring home Duan Ling Tian’s head for you!” Shao Ying stood up and spoke to Shao Fei, his eyes revealed a trace of killing intent as he turned around and left the gorge.
Meanwhile, Shao Fei glanced at his severed leg, and his eyes flickered with traces of cold light. “Duan Ling Tian, I’m crippled all because of you… Today, my brother will take revenge for me and kill you! Hahahaha…”
After he muttered, Shao Fei burst out into wild and arrogant laughter, as if he’d already seen the scene of Shao Fei bringing Duan Ling Tian’s head back.
The Phecda Peak’s life and death arena was similar to the life and death arena on Megrez Peak, both situated halfway down the mountain.
After Duan Ling Tian spread word of his challenge to Shao Fei at the Phecda Peak’s Trade Hall, he arrived here under the lead of the crowd of Phecda Peak disciples.
Duan Ling Tian quietly stood there on the spacious life and death arena, his eyes calm and dim.
Compared to the calmness on the surface, raging waves had arose within Duan Ling Tian’s heart…
At this moment, he couldn’t help but recall Shi Lan’s lovely voice and happy countenance in his mind.
He could still remember that when he first met Shi Lan, Shi Lan had made a move to help him kill a fierce beast. That warm girl caused Duan Ling Tian to have quite a good impression of her.
Later on, as a woman, Shi Lan was willing to die in order to pave a path of survival for him, causing his heart to shake because of this!
This was a heroine with exceptional ability! A heroine that caused Duan Ling Tian to admire her!
But now, Shi Lan was dead…
“Shi Lan.” Duan Ling Tian took a deep breath, and his eyes were slightly wet.
Shi Lan was in her prime, and would have a great future.
However, now, all of it was destroyed.
Outside the life and death arena, a Phecda Peak disciple had sharp eyes and noticed the young man that walked over swiftly from afar, then exclaimed. “Senior Brother Shao Ying has arrived!”
Instantly, the Phecda Peak disciples that surrounded the life and death arena shot their gazes onto Shao Ying.
Duan Ling Tian noticed the commotion, his gaze then descended onto the young man in the distance who had an appearance that was slightly similar to Shao Fei. The age of this young man was older than Shao Fei, around the age of 25.
Duan Ling Tian calmly gazed at Shao Ying ascending the life and death arena, and a wisp of coldness appeared on the corners of his mouth.
“You’re Duan Ling Tian?” Even though Shao Ying had heard of Duan Ling Tian before, but he couldn’t help but be surprised when he saw Duan Ling Tian today, as he never imagined Duan Ling Tian would be so young.
Duan Ling Tian’s eyes stared fixedly at Shao Ying, as if he was deeply afraid that Shao Ying would disappear from before his eyes.
“You ought to be a little over 20 right? I heard from my younger brother that you were a fifth level Origin Core Stage martial artist two months ago… Now, since you have the courage to fight me, I presume you’ve already broken through to the sixth level of the Origin Core Stage.” Shao Ying looked at Duan Ling Tian and slowly spoke. “Needless to say, your natural talent shocked me. But, today, you’re bound to die here, to die by my hands! I, Shao Ying, can be considered to have not lived my life in vain since I can kill a monstrous genius in the Martial Dao like you in my lifetime.”
Even though Shao Fei’s voice wasn’t loud, but practically all the Phecda Peak disciples present heard it clearly.
Instantly, the surrounding of the life and death arena was in an uproar.
“Isn’t Duan Ling Tian a fourth level Origin Core Stage martial artist? Why would Senior Brother Shao Ying say he’s a fifth level Origin Core Stage martial artist? Moreover, Duan Ling Tian might have broken through to the sixth level of the Origin Core Stage!?”
“How can this be possible!? How old is this Duan Ling Tian? A young man that looks to be a little over 20 at most being able to cultivate to the fourth level of the Origin Core Stage has already caused us to be shocked. If he’s at the fifth level of the Origin Core Stage, or even the sixth level of the Origin Core Stage, how can we live on like this?”
“Could Senior Brother Shao Ying be mistaken?”
No matter what, the crowd of Phecda Peak disciples weren’t willing to believe that Duan Ling Tian was a fifth level Origin Core Stage martial artist or a sixth level Origin Core Stage martial artist.
Behind the crowd, He Chun supported Hu Li as they gazed at Duan Ling Tian who was on the life and death arena from afar.
“Hu Li, is Duan Ling Tian really a sixth level Origin Core Stage martial artist?” He Chun was shocked as well when he heard Shao Ying, and asked with slight disbelief.
“Two months ago, the strength he exerted was at the fifth level of the Origin Core Stage. As for the sixth level of the Origin Core Stage… You saw earlier when we were still within the gorge, Duan Ling Tian denied having broken through to the sixth level of the Origin Core Stage.” Hu Li shook his head, and his gaze that looked at Duan Ling Tian was filled with worry.
Now, if Duan Ling Tian was killed by that Shao Ying, he wouldn’t be able to forgive himself in his entire life.
After all, if it wasn’t for him telling Duan Ling Tian of he and Shi Lan’s experience, Duan Ling Tian wouldn’t go look for Shao Ying.
In the life and death arena.
Duan Ling Tian paid no attention when faced with Shao Ying’s continuous chatter, and his hand trembled, then a grade seven spirit sword appeared out of thin air.
Now, he only had one thought in his heart.
Kill Shao Ying, and take revenge for Shi Lan and Hu Li!
“Looks like you’re already impatient to court death.” A trace of a smile appeared on the corners of Shao Ying’s mouth when he saw Duan Ling Tian’s actions, and with a raise of his hand, a three foot long blade appeared in his hand, a grade seven spirit sword as well.
Instantly, Origin Energy jumped about and raged on the grade seven spirit sword in Shao Ying’s hands.
Above him, 102 ancient mammoth silhouettes condensed into form, ready to dash out at any moment….
Sixth level Origin Core Stage, grade seven spirit sword!
“Duan Ling Tian!” There was still a smile on Shao Ying’s face, as if everything before him was controlled within his hands. “I’ve already promised my younger brother, that after I kill you, I’ll wrench off your head and give it to him as a ball to kick around!”
As he finished speaking, Shao Ying’s tone had a dense killing intent mixed within.
At almost the exact same time that Shao Ying spoke, Origin Energy jumped about on the grade seven spirit sword in Duan Ling Tian’s hand.
Instantly, 90 ancient mammoth silhouettes condensed into form above Duan Ling Tian…
“He’s really at the fifth level of the Origin Core Stage!”
“Unbelievable! A little over 20 and at the fifth level of the Origin Core Stage… Such natural talent can probably be compared with the most outstanding in our Azure Forest Imperial Kingdom’s younger generation, the five great young masters.”
“In the current younger generation, it wasn’t easy for our Seven Star Sword Sect to possess a figure whose natural talent can compare to the five great young masters… But unfortunately, he’s going to lose his life here today!”
“Even if a fifth level Origin Core Stage martial artist utilizes a grade seven spirit sword, the difference from Shao Ying was still another 12 ancient mammoths!”
“The difference is too great, this battle is without suspense… Duan Ling Tian will undoubtedly die!”
Many Phecda Peak disciples couldn’t help but sigh.
Duan Ling Tian’s natural talent in the Martial Dao caused them to be shocked.
However, as far as they were concerned, Duan Ling Tian was bound to die in the life and death arena today.
In the life and death arena.
The coldness on the corners of Duan Ling Tian’s mouth grew colder when he heard Shao Ying, and spoke to Shao Ying for the first time. “Kick as a ball? Are you sure that cripple can still kick a ball?”
Shao Ying’s calm expression instantly went grim when Duan Ling Tian finished speaking.
Shao Ying’s eyes transformed into a crimson red color. “Duan Ling Tian, if it wasn’t for you refusing to help, how could my young brother become crippled? Today, I’ll let your life repay the loss of my younger brother’s leg!”
“Then it would depend if you have the capability or not. It just so happens that I want to take your and Shao Fei’s lives, to console Shi Lan’s spirit in heaven!” Duan Ling Tian’s eyes went cold, and his flames of rage that were suppressed to the utmost limit completely exploded out!
“Shi Lan? You mean that little virgin? Haha… She was rather good looking. I originally wanted to give her some love, but who would have thought that she would actually be so unyielding, and would rather drop down a bottomless abyss than be willing to let me touch her. What a waste.” Shao Ying suddenly laughed, he laughed arrogantly and wildly, without restraint.
Meanwhile, the crowd of Phecda Peak disciples came to a sudden understanding. So it turned out that there was such a deep enmity between Duan Ling Tian and Shao Ying.
“Duan Ling Tian!” Hu Li’s expression stiffened, and stared fixedly at Duan Ling Tian with a face full of worry.
“I originally thought you ought to have broken through to the sixth level of the Origin Core Stage, but who would’ve known that you actually didn’t break through… Truly boring! Since it’s like this, then I’ll send you off right now, and let you to gather together with that little virgin!” Shao Ying looked at Duan Ling Tian as he spoke with a voice filled with disdain, and the Origin Energy on the grade seven spirit sword in his hand increased explosively.
“Are you done?” Duan Ling Tian looked at Shao Ying with a calm gaze and a carefree expression on his face, but the rage in his head was instead at the limit.
“Since you’re so anxious to go to hell, then I’ll send you off!” Shao Ying sneered, his body flashed as if transforming into a gust of wind that flashed straight towards Duan Ling Tian, and in the blink of an eyes he’d arrived nearby before Duan Ling Tian.
The grade seven spirit sword in Shao Ying’s hand swiftly flashed out, as if transforming into a bolt of lightning that went straight for Duan Ling Tian’s throat.
“Cutthroat Sword!” At the instant that Shao Ying attacked, someone exclaimed in surprise as the person had recognized the sword skill Shao Ying executed.
“So fast!” Duan Ling Tian’s eyes squinted, and the grade seven spirit sword in his hand flashed out to intercept.
Sword Drawing Arts!
The sword light that flashed before vanishing, causing one to barely be able to catch a glimpse of it.
In terms of speed, it wasn’t inferior to Shao Ying’s Cutthroat Sword in the slightest.
Shao Ying’s sword was blocked by Duan Ling Tian’s sword.
“Hmm?” Shao Ying never imagined that Duan Ling Tian would be able to block his sword strike, and shock appeared on his face. “I never imagined that your sword skill was so formidable… Executed with a strength of a mere 90 ancient mammoths, but the speed of the sword is able to compare with my Cutthroat sword that I executed with the strength of 102 ancient mammoths!”