Chapter 303: Life and Death Competition
Translator: KurazyTolanzuraytor Editor: Jay
“The ten of you, head to Mizar Peak early tomorrow morning… The outer court martial competition this time we be held on the Mizar Peak’s Mizar Platform! When the time comes, it will be presided over personally by the Peak Master of Mizar Peak.” After the first round of the outer court martial competition ended, the Megrez Peak outer court elder, Lu Qiu, looked at Duan Ling Tian and the other nine disciples, and spoke slowly.
Duan Ling Tian and the others nodded to express their understanding.
In next to no time, with Lu Qiu in the lead, the 10 Megrez Peak outer court elders left successively.
“Congratulations Senior Brother He Dong!”
“Congratulations Senior Brother He Dong!”
Subsequently, the crowd of outer court disciples started to congratulate the outer court disciples that had advanced.
Especially the five seventh level Origin Core Stage outer court disciples with He Dong in the lead were even surrounded by the crowd of outer court disciples.
All the outer court disciples were incomparably zealous, as they all wanted to build good relations with He Dong and the other four.
After all, these five people would surely become inner court disciples in the future.
“Duan Ling Tian, congratulations.” He Chun had arrived beside Duan Ling Tian as well, and congratulated Duan Ling Tian.
Although he’d already known since long ago that with Duan Ling Tian’s strength, Duan Ling Tian would surely be able to pass the first round of the outer court martial competition, but when this moment really came, he was still happy for Duan Ling Tian.
Duan Ling Tian nodded with a smile to He Chun, then the two of them walked shoulder to shoulder as they followed the crowd of Megrez Peak disciples to leave the Megrez Platform.
Duan Ling Tian bid his farewell to He Chun then left.
After leaving, Duan Ling Tian’s brows knit, then merged into the flowing stream of people as he moved back and forth through the crowd, and only after half an hour did he conceal himself within a remote path within the mountain.
“Now, it’s impossible to follow me no matter who it is.” Duan Ling Tian’s actions earlier weren’t unnecessary, and he was precisely worried about being followed.
Of course, it was mainly taking precautions against Zhao Lin.
Today, Zhao Lin’s behaviors caused Duan Ling Tian to feel pressure.
He was convinced that so long as Zhao Lin didn’t achieve his goal, then Zhao Lin would not let him off.
So he had to take precautions.
If he really allowed Zhao Lin to get even the slightest opportunity, then he would surely die, beyond redemption!
“Zhao Lin!” Coldness flashed within Duan Ling Tian’s eyes.
Duan Ling Tian took a deep breath, and only then was he able to ease up his rage and surging mood, then headed towards the peak of Megrez Peak, returning to the stalactite cave.
And now, a figure flashed out on a mountain path on Megrez Peak, Zhao Lin’s figure appeared.
Zhao Ling’s face was as unsightly as unsightly could be.
“That Duan Ling Tian is actually able to throw me off… Looks like it wasn’t a coincidence or luck that he was able to throw me off in the past! In other words, he can discover my presence.” At this moment, besides coldness, there was traces of greed mixed within Zhao Lin’s eyes. “Truly shocking! Duan Ling Tian, I never expected that you still had such ability. Or perhaps…. The reason you’re able to discover my presence is because of that miraculous cultivation technique, the Muscle Meridian Rebirth Scroll!”
Now, Zhao Lin attributed all the things that were difficult to imagine or the miracles that happened around Duan Ling Tian to the Muscle Meridian Rebirth Scroll!
His yearning in his heart towards the Muscle Meridian Rebirth Scroll became stronger and stronger as well…
“Duan Ling Tian, I’ll surely obtain your Muscle Meridian Rebirth Scroll!” Zhao Lin thought in his heart, then seeming to have thought of something, he left Megrez Peak. After stepping on the chain bridge and arriving at Dubhe Peak, he continued to head towards the distance, and in the end arrived at Alioth Peak.
Within a spacious gorge in Alioth Peak.
“Elder Zhao Lin?” The young man with triangular eyes and a distorted and hideous appearance, noticed the middle aged man that walked in, then slightly frowned.
He recognized the person before him, the Megrez Peak’s outer court elder, Zhao Lin.
“Shi Hao.” Zhao Lin saw Shi Hao and lightly nodded.
Even though Shi Hao was the number one disciple in the Seven Star Sword Sect’s outer court, but he was only a seventh level Origin Core Stage martial artist, and in the eyes of the Seven Star Sword Sect elders, he was no different than an ant.
“Elder Zhao Lin, may I know why you’ve come look for me?” Shi Hao went straight to the point and asked, as he didn’t think that this Megrez Peak outer court disciple came just to visit him.
Even though he and this Megrez Peak elder recognized each other, but they’d never spoke even a word to each other…
“Shi Hao, I won’t beat around the bush. I came here to find you because of Duan Ling Tian.” Zhao Lin went straight to the point, and his eyes flickered with a dense fierce light.
“Huh?” Shi Hao frowned, his originally distorted and hideous features now were entangled together, and his triangular eyes flickered with an icy cold sheen.
He noticed the fierce light in Zhao Lin’s eyes.
He thought that the fierceness in Zhao Lin’s eyes was aimed towards him, and his face instantly sank. “Elder Zhao Lin, I’m sorry, if it’s about the matter with Duan Ling Tian, then there’s nothing to discuss between the two of us!”
Zhao Lin was an outer court elder of Megrez Peak.
Duan Ling Tian was a Megrez Peak disciple.
As far as he was concerned, Zhao Lin surely came here to ask him to dispel any thoughts of dealing with Duan Ling Tian.
Zhao Lin’s face sank when he heard Shi Hao, and his eyes revealed dense coldness.
Zhao Lin raised his hand, his sleeve abruptly shot out to sweep towards Shi Hao.
Instantly, hundreds of ancient mammoth silhouettes condensed into form above Zhao Lin…
A loud sound echoed out, Shi Hao was swept flying by Zhao Lin, like an arrow that left the bowstring.
Shi Hao crashed onto the floor in a sorry state, his mouth ceaselessly spitting blood out, but his triangular eyes stared fixedly at Zhao Lin, and within them was an awe-inspiring coldness mixed within. “Zhao Lin, you dare lay a hand on me?”
“Lay a hand on you?” Zhao Lin sneered, his body flashed and in the blink of an eye, he’d arrived before Shi Hao, then Origin Energy surged and condensed in his hand. “Do you believe that if my hand descends, you’ll surely die!?”
He’d already held back when he swung out his sleeve earlier, if he were to attack at full force, then Shi Hao would have died earlier without a doubt!
Even if he killed Shi Hao within this gorge, no one would know that it was he who did it, thus he completely didn’t have to worry about the Seven Star Sword Sect blaming him.
Shi Hao’s face sank, and the coldness in his triangular eyes grew colder. “So what? I won’t let that Duan Ling Tian off even if I die… He crippled my sisters Dantian, I must kill him! No one is able to stop me!”
Shi Hao’s words cause Zhao Lin’s face to freeze. “You… You thought I want you to let Duan Ling Tian off?”
“Could it be that you aren’t?” Shi Hao sneered, and his triangular eyes were icy cold as before.
“Hmph!” Zhao Lin snorted coldly, then scolded. “Idiot! I wish for nothing more than to kill that Duan Ling Tian, you actually thought I want to ask you to let him off? What a joke!”
The enraged expression on Shi Hao’s face completely froze, then looked at Zhao Lin in doubt. “Elder Zhao Lin, are you telling the truth?”
“Do you think I have any need to deceive you?” Zhao Lin raised his hand and a grade seven Gold Injury Pill flew out to descend onto Shi Hao’s hand. “Consume it.”
Shi Hao took a deep breath and consumed the medicinal pill, and he stood up after his injuries recovered, then had a slight apologetic expression. “Elder Zhao Lin, I’m sorry, it’s Shi Hao who misunderstood you… But, I wonder why Elder Zhao Lin came here today?”
“I naturally came here to give you a chance to kill Duan Ling Tian…” Zhao Lin’s gaze went cold as he slowly said.
Zhao Lin continued when he saw the bewildered expression on Shi Hao’s face. “Shi Hao, you wouldn’t be thinking that if you’re able to encounter Duan Ling Tian tomorrow, you’ll be able to kill him right? The outer court martial competition had always strictly prohibited killing between fellow disciples. If you really dare to directly kill Duan Ling Tian, the trouble you’ll have to face probably wouldn’t be little.”
“Hmph!” Shi Hao’s face sank, and trace of coldness appeared in his eyes. “So what? For the sake of my sister, Shi Yan, I will surely burn the bones and scatter the ashes of Duan Ling Tian, no matter the cost! The rules of the Seven Star Sword Sect can’t stop me.”
“Then what if you’re able to kill Duan Ling Tian and don’t have to violate the rules of the Seven Star Sword Sect?” Zhao Lin said indifferently.
“Elder Zhao Lin, what do you mean by this?” Shi Hao frowned, and had a puzzled expression.
“If I have a way to make the outer court martial competition tomorrow become a life and death competition… What do you think of it? Do you have the feeling of being a stranded fish put back into water?” The corners of Zhao Lin’s mouth secretly contained a plotting smile.
“For real?” Shi Hao’s eyes lit up, if this was really possible, then even if he killed Duan Ling Tian, it wouldn’t violate the rules of the Seven Star Sword Sect.
After all, since it’s understood to be a life and death competition since the beginning, then even if someone died, there would be no ground for blame.
“Is there any need for me to deceive you?” Zhao Lin had a confident expression.
Shi Hao took a deep breath, then looked at Zhao Lin with a burning gaze. “Elder Zhao Lin, you specially came to look for me, and spoke to me of this… You ought to have not only come here to tell me of this good news right?”
Zhao Lin nodded. “Of course. My request is simple. After you kill that Duan Ling Tian, I want his Spatial Ring.”
“Just this?” Shi Hao was stunned, this request was simple indeed.
Although he realized that there ought to be something Zhao Lin required within Duan Ling Tian’s Spatial Ring, but he didn’t care.
He only wanted to take revenge for his sister.
“Just this.” Zhao Lin nodded. “How about it?”
“Elder Zhao Lin, I agree. So long as you can make the outer court martial competition tomorrow become a life and death competition!” Shi Hao agreed, as far as he was concerned, this matter was a great matter that delivered itself to him.
“Good.” Zhao Lin started laughing, then left in satisfaction.
As far as he was concerned, so long as he obtained Duan Ling Tian’s Spatial Ring, he would surely be able to obtain the Muscle Meridian Rebirth Scroll.
From the accomplishments that Duan Ling Tian had obtained until now, he could perceive how the Muscle Meridian Rebirth Scroll was extraordinary, and he was practically sure that Duan Ling Tian would surely bring along such a cultivation method on his person…
After all, the more profound a cultivation method was, the more complicated it was.
And was difficult to memorize.
This was why it would normally be carried on one’s person.
At the side of the cliff on the peak of Megrez Peak, Duan Ling Tian was lying on the tilted tree that was concealed within the clouds and mist, lying on the strong tree branch of the tilted tree.
“Two little fellows that make me worried.” Duan Ling Tian drank Monkey Wine as he gazed at the direction of the primeval forest, and he thought of the two little pythons again.
“I wonder if Ke Er has returned.” Duan Ling Tian’s face revealed a smile when he thought of Ke Er.
That delicate and touching young girl that he met on the street of Fresh Breeze City all those years ago had not only become able to act alone and take responsibility, and at the same time that he felt gratified, he also felt love.
That was his woman.
His first woman.