Chapter 296: Shi Hao
Translator: KurazyTolanzuraytor Editor: Jay
After he kicked the Megrez Peak disciple flying, Duan Ling Tian’s body flashed out to follow up.
When this Megrez Peak disciple wanted to crawl up, Duan Ling Tian raised his leg then fiercely stomped upon his chest, stomping him back to the ground.
The body of the Megrez Peak disciple collapsed on the ground once again, and was shocked by the force to the point his face went deathly pale, then looked at Duan Ling Tian with a pair of eyes that were filled with fear and dread.
“Who sent you?” Duan Ling Tian’s tone was still calm, but his gaze that became even icy colder, undoubtedly told this Megrez Peak disciple that he already didn’t have too much patience left.
“There’s really no one who sent me… Really!” The Megrez Peak disciples gaze focused and he hesitated for a moment before seeming to have some apprehensions as he said with a panicked expression.
“Very good.” Duan Ling Tian’s gaze went slightly cold when he saw the Megrez Peak disciple still being thickheaded even at such a time, and with a raise of his hand, a three foot long blade that flickered with an icy cold light appeared out of thin air in his hand.
“No… Don’t…” The Megrez Peak disciples pupils constricted when he saw Duan Ling Tian withdraw a sword, and his face went deathly pale.
“I’ll give you the time of ten breaths to consider… After ten breaths, if you don’t speak, then I’ll kill you! You ought to know that even though the Seven Star Sword Sect prohibits fellow disciples from killing each other, but so long as no one sees me kill you, nothing will happen to me.” Duan Ling Tian weighed the three foot long blade in his hand, then lightly extended his hand to stroke the blade of the sword, as if he was gently caressing his lover.
When Duan Ling Tian’s words that didn’t contain the slightest emotion entered into the ears of the Megrez Peak disciple, it caused his face to go even paler, and traces of fear was mixed within his eyes.
He naturally knew what Duan Ling Tian said was true!
If he really died here, with the remoteness of this place, even if someone found his corpse, it would probably a matter of another few days from now.
At that time, even if the resources of the Seven Star Sword Sect were any greater, and the strength of the Seven Star Sword Sect high-ups any stronger, it would still be impossible to investigate who killed him.
So, even if he really was killed by Duan Ling Tian here today, he would have died for nothing!
“You still have five breaths worth of time.” Duan Ling Tian’s gaze descended onto the eyes of the Megrez Peak disciple that were struck with panic, and a bloodthirsty coldness appeared on the corners of his mouth. The sword in his hand matched him to draw a pattern with his sword, a pattern that was dazzling and magnificent.
“Three more breaths.” After another time of two breaths, Duan Ling Tian’s voice went slightly colder.
The sword in his hand slightly rose up, as if he would attack at any moment…
“I’ll speak! I’ll speak!” Finally, the Megrez Peak disciple was unable to endure the mental pressure imposed on him by Duan Ling Tian, and had a face full of terror as he said with an incomparably panicked tone, deeply afraid that Duan Ling Tian’s sword would ruthlessly descend upon him if he was slow.
“Speak.” Duan Ling Tian looked at the Megrez Peak disciple and said in a cold voice. “If I notice you lying, then don’t blame me for being merciless.”
“I don’t dare… I don’t dare… I absolutely don’t dare lie!” The Megrez Peak disciple was shocked to the point he was slightly unable to speak properly, and after he caught his breath, he continued. “It’s Elder Zhao Lin who asked me to monitor your tracks, and so long as I saw you appear in Megrez Peak, I should report to him at the first possible moment. Besides that, he also said that if I’m able to find out about your place of cultivation, then he’ll bestow an extra 10,000 gold to me.”
Duan Ling Tian’s face sank.
He never expected that it was Zhao Lin who was behind this again!
That Zhao Lin had repeatedly sent people to deal with him for the sake of a fictitious cultivation method, but in the end went for wool but came home shorn…
Now, Zhao Lin actually hadn’t given up yet!
“Duan Ling Tian, I’ve spoken of everything you wanted to know, let me go…” The Megrez Peak disciple looked at Duan Ling Tian’s hesitant expression, and was slightly struck with panic, deeply afraid that Duan Ling Tian would go back on his word.
Duan Ling Tian raised his leg and swept the Megrez Peak disciple with his cold and indifferent gaze. “You better not tell that Zhao Lin of what happened today. Or else…”
“I won’t, I surely won’t.” The Megrez Peak disciple swore solemnly.
“Scram.” Duan Ling Tian’s tone was calm as he said cold and indifferently.
“Yes, yes.” The Megrez Peak disciple hurriedly nodded, then crawled up before fleeing in a sorry state, and before long he disappeared before Duan Ling Tian’s eyes.
After seeing the Megrez Peak disciple leaving, Duan Ling Tian moved back and forth between the small mountain paths, then finally ascended the peak of the mountain before returning to the stalactite cave.
Duan Ling Tian’s gaze was cold and indifferent as he sat cross-legged on the stone platform. “That Zhao Lin actually still hasn’t given up on the thoughts of seizing my cultivation method… Now that I’ve revealed a strength capable of annihilating a sixth level Origin Core Stage martial artist, even sixth level Origin Core Stage outer court disciples ought to not dare help him. Looks like he intends to investigate my tracks then make a move himself.” Duan Ling Tian guessed Zhao Lin’s intentions.
At the same time he had a slight lingering fear in his heart.
Luckily there was that Megrez Peak disciple today, otherwise, he wouldn’t know that Zhao Lin was still targeting him.
He could imagine how under the circumstances that he wasn’t on guard in the slightest, if Zhao Lin secretly followed him, once he entered a place that was devoid of people, he would surely be unable to flee death.
He was convinced that facing the temptation of the fictitious Muscle Meridian Rebirth Scroll, Zhao Lin would be ruthless towards him without a doubt!
“Unfortunately, Xiong Quan isn’t by my side… The strongest method in my possession, the Blaze Inscription, is unable to deal with him.” Duan Ling Tian’s face slightly sank as he took a deep breath. “Looks like I have to be extremely careful when I move about within the Seven Star Sword Sect in the future… Otherwise, once I allow that Zhao Lin to find an opportunity, I would die without a doubt!”
Under his serious mood, Duan Ling Tian withdrew and consumed an Origin Strengthening Pill, then closed his eyes to start cultivating.
Nine Dragons War Sovereign Technique, Wyrm Python Form!
Duan Ling Tian knew very well that the true way of kings was to have his own strength being sufficiently strong!
If he was a Void Prying Stage martial artist as well now, why would he have to be afraid of Zhao Lin?
The hot blood in Duan Ling Tian’s body completely boiled, and the Origin Energy in his body violently roiled as well.
His cultivation was advancing with an extremely swift pace.
With this speed of cultivation, he was convinced that it wouldn’t be long before he could smoothly break through to the sixth level of the Origin Core Stage.
Megrez Peak, in a gorge that had was adequately brightened by ray of sunlight.
“What? He’s appeared?” Zhao Lin asked indifferently as he looked at the Megrez Peak disciple that entered with haste.
“Yes, Elder Zhao Lin, he returned from Dubhe Peak.” The Megrez Peak disciple hurriedly nodded.
“What? You didn’t follow him? If you can investigate his place of cultivation, I will bestow 10,000 gold to you.” Zhao Lin glanced deeply at the Megrez Peak disciple, seeming to be tempting him.
The Megrez Peak disciple couldn’t refrain from cursing in his heart when he heard Zhao Lin.
Just for the sake of you 10,000 gold, I nearly lost my life! Luckily that Duan Ling Tian didn’t take further action, otherwise, I would have been killed because of you.
However, this Megrez Peak disciple was still calm on the surface, and laughed bitterly. “Elder Zhao Lin, I want your 10,000 gold as well… But, I’m completely unable to follow him.”
Zhao Lin nodded and didn’t think it to be strange.
As far as he was concerned, even he was once thrown off while following Duan Ling Tian, let alone a third level Origin Core Stage outer court disciple.
“Are you sure he returned to Megrez Peak?” Zhao Lin confirmed a step further.
“I’m sure.” The Megrez Peak disciple hurriedly nodded, and said in affirmation.
“You continue helping me keep an eye out for him… Come report to me right away if he leaves Megrez Peak! This is what you deserve.” Zhao Lin nodded, then raised his hand to pass 1,000 gold to the Megrez Peak disciple.
“Thank you Elder Zhao Lin.” The Megrez Peak disciple hurriedly expressed his gratitude, and didn’t mention a word of Duan Ling Tian catching him.
Because he knew that once he mentioned it, not only would he offend Duan Ling Tian, but he wouldn’t even be able to obtain this 1,000 gold.
“Do things for me in the future and I won’t treat you unfairly.” Zhao Lin nodded, then waved his hand. “Leave.”
“Yes.” The Megrez Peak disciple hurriedly left, and secretly wiped off some cold sweat and heaved a sigh of relief.
There were two great clans within Black Bamboo City, and they balanced each other out to control a third of all businesses within Black Bamboo City…
As for the other two thirds of businesses, they were instead controlled by the Seven Star Sword Sect.
The Shi Clan was one of the two great clans of Black Bamboo City.
Outside the Shi Clan Estate, a figure that was like wind flashed swiftly, desiring to enter the Shi Clan gate.
“Who?!” The faces of the two guards at the Shi Clan gate went grim, and hurriedly obstructed the figure.
Two loud sounds echoed out, and the two guards were kicked flying to knock on the gate.
Right when they stood up in panic and intended to call for help, they inadvertently clearly saw the appearance of the young man with a frosty expression that stood at gate, and the panic and rage on their faces vanished, replacing it was respect.
“Eldest Young Master!” The two guards bowed and addressed him respectfully.
“You two are really competent, even daring to obstruct this Young Master.” The young man’s features were distorted and hideous, and his triangular eyes revealed traces of a gloomy aura.
If Duan Ling Tian was here, he would surely recognize him with a glance.
This young man was precisely the young man who dashed like the wind, and Duan Ling Tian encountered on the road to Dubhe Peak after returning to the Seven Star Sword Sect from the primeval forest.
“Elder Young Master, spare us, we didn’t know it was you.” The two guards hurriedly kneeled on the floor and begged for mercy in panic, their faces were filled with anxiety, as if this young man was a dreadful monster.
“Enough, I don’t have the time to fuss about it with the two of you today… Let me ask you two, has the Young Miss returned? After I returned to the Seven Star Sword Sect, I didn’t see her, and the gorge she usually lives in has been vacant for a long time, even the azure stone tablet outside the gorge was shattered.” As he finished speaking, the young man frowned, and was vaguely worried.
Unexpectedly, the two guards had bitter smiled on their faces when they heard the young man.
“Has something happened to the Young Miss? Speak!” The young man’s face went grim, and a bad premonition arose in his heart.
“Elder Young Master, Young Miss has… Her Dantian was crippled by someone!” One of the guards smiled bitterly as he spoke.
“What?!” The young man’s body trembled and his triangular eyes emitted a gloomy cold light. “Who? Who did it? Who the heck was it?! Actually daring to cripple my, Shi Hao’s, sister. No matter who it is, I will make him die, I will make him die a graveless death!!”