Chapter 308: Lot Number One
Translator: KurazyTolanzuraytor Editor: Jay
The instant that Duan Ling Tian finished speaking, his figure jerked as he abruptly flashed out.
Spirit Serpent Movement Technique!
He seemed to have transformed into a spirit serpent as he agilely flashed onto the combat arena, then descended by Zuo Qing’s side.
Duan Ling Tian used his actions to indicate his attitude towards the matter.
He didn’t give up!
He wanted to participate in the second round of the outer court martial competition!
“Duan Ling Tian actually really wants to participate in the second round of the outer court martial competition, is he unafraid of death?” Some of the Megrez Peak disciples were completely stunned when they saw this scene.
Every time Shi Hao came to Megrez Peak during these past three months, they were able to clearly feel the surging hatred Shi Hao revealed towards Duan Ling Tian…
Shi Hao wished for nothing more than to burn Duan Ling Tian’s bones and scatter his ashes!
So, as far as they were concerned, Duan Ling Tian insisting on participating in the second round of the outer court martial meet was simply playing with his own life.
They didn’t look favorably upon Duan Ling Tian.
After all, Shi Hao was a seventh level Origin Core Stage disciples, and was even the number one disciple in the Seven Star Sword Sect’s outer court!
“Duan Ling Tian, your Muscle Meridian Rebirth Scroll will soon be mine.” The gloominess on Zhao Lin’s face vanished when he saw Duan Ling Tian ascend the combat arena, and replacing it was a smile of having his plot prevail.
He suddenly felt that everything he’d done secretly wasn’t done in vain.
Everything was worth it!
“Duan Ling Tian, why have you come up?” Zuo Qing looked at Duan Ling Tian who was beside her, and her beautiful eyebrows frowned. “You completely don’t have to pay attention to what Hu Xue Feng said.”
Duan Ling Tian knew that Zuo Qing said this on because she was concerned about him, and at the same time that warmth arose within his heart, he lightly smiled. “Senior Sister, I didn’t come up here because of what he said… I’d originally intended to participate in the second round of the outer court martial competition. I would still have come up even if he didn’t say that.”
Zuo Qing was stunned, and when she saw Duan Ling Tian’s incomparably firm gaze, she couldn’t help but secretly sigh.
As far as she was concerned, Duan Ling Tian was like a newborn calf that wasn’t afraid of a tiger!
He didn’t know how high the sky was and how thick the earth was! He had an exaggerated opinion of his abilities!
“Not bad, Duan Ling Tian, you can still be considered as a man.” Hu Xue Feng looked at Duan Ling Tian, and the corners of his mouth curled into a sneer, as a cold light flickered in his eyes. “But, whether or not you can survive the second round of the outer court martial competition will depend on if you have the ability… At any rate, if you encounter me, I won’t show mercy to you.”
Duan Ling Tian didn’t pay the slightest attention to Hu Xue Feng’s provocation, and his gaze descended on the nearby Shi Hao.
Shi Hao’s distorted and hideous face was now tangled together, and his triangular eyes were staring fixedly at Duan Ling Tian as it flickered with dense killing intent.
“You’re Duan Ling Tian?” Meanwhile, the Peak Master of Mizar Peak, Zheng Fan, sized up Duan Ling Tian with interest. “I’d long since heard of your deeds… But, even though you’re able to kill a sixth level Origin Core Stage outer court disciple, but you might not be able to defeat a seventh level Origin Core Stage outer court disciple. Today, so long as you’re able to survive, then in the future, the stage of the Seven Star Sword Sect will be yours alone.”
Zheng Fan’s words were filled with praise towards Duan Ling Tian.
It caused Hu Xue Feng’s face to sink and the killing intent in his eyes grew deeper.
As for Shi Hao, he instead neither agreed nor disagreed, as far as he was concerned, what Zheng Fan said made no difference.
Because, he would absolutely not allow Duan Ling Tian to survive today.
“Peak Master, you’re too kind.” Duan Ling Tian remained neither humble nor arrogant when facing Zheng Fan.
Zheng Fan glanced deeply at Duan Ling Tian, then looked at the crowd of Seven Star Sword Sect outer court disciples on Mizar Platform. “Now, are there any more outer court disciples that have obtained the qualification to participate in the second round of the outer court martial competition, and want to participate in today’s outer court martial competition?”
He waited for a while, but no one ascended the combat ring.
Zheng Fan waved his sleeve, then announced in a loud voice. “The second round of the outer court martial competition officially begins!”
“The rules of the second round of the outer court martial competition is extremely simple.” Zheng Fan looked at Duan Ling Tian and the other 28 seventh level Origin Core Stage outer court disciples, and slowly said. “I’ll carry out drawing of lots in a moment…. There’s a total of 29 lots. The person who draws lot number one is able to obtain a bye for two rounds, and temporarily be placed in the top 10 places.
“The other 29 people will decide on 14 people, then decide on 7 people, these 7 people will temporarily be placed in the top 10 places.
“In this way, there would be 8 people that are temporarily in the top 10 places.
“The 7 people that were eliminated earlier will once again draw lots, and the person that draws lot number one will temporarily be placed in the top 10 places.
“At that time, there would only be one remaining empty spot in the top 10 places, and the last person will be decided on from the other 6 people to fill up this empty spot.
“After the 10 people who are temporarily in the top 10 places are confirmed, if anyone from the remaining 19 people are unconvinced of the ability of any one of the 10, they can issue a challenge. So long as you can defeat your opponent, or even kill your opponent, then you can replace your opponent to be placed in the top 10 places.
“When there’s no more people issuing challenges, the people in the top 10 places would be the people that are in the top 10 of the outer court martial competition this time, and are able to obtain the prizes bestowed by the sect!”
“Because the prizes for the top 10 people are different, so, the specific placing of the top 10 has to be decided in the end… The person who is in the first place will additionally obtain a Profound Origin Fruit!
“Now, is there anything that all of you are not clear on?” Zheng Fan looked at Duan Ling Tian and the others as he asked.
Duan Ling Tian and the others shook their heads, as Zheng Fan’s introduction earlier was well organized and clearly states, and it was as clear as it could be.
“The person who draws lot number one in the beginning is undoubtedly the person with the best luck…. The person is able to do without the first two battles, and temporarily be placed in the top 10 places.” Duan Ling Tian thought in his heart, and was full of interest towards lot number one.
Of course, even if one is able to draw lot number one at the beginning, it didn’t mean that one can have no worries later on, as there would still people issuing challenges later on.
They were only able to do without some effort.
In next to no time, a Mizar Peak outer court elder walked up swiftly and placed the lot box that was prepared onto the ground.
Zheng Fan looked at Duan Ling Tian and the other then spoke indifferently. “There’s a total of 29 lot numbers within, all of you go up and draw it yourselves.”
In next to no time, an outer court disciple that was close to the lot box took the lead to draw out a lot number.
Duan Ling Tian and Zuo Qing walked shoulder to shoulder and had arrived by the lot box, then Duan Ling Tian lightly smiled to Zuo Qing. “Senior Sister, you first.”
Zuo Qing nodded, and didn’t be courteous as she directly withdrew a lot number.
Duan Ling Tian put his hand into the lot box as well. Right at this moment, he instinctively extended out his Spiritual Force, and fused it into the lot box…
Duan Ling Tian originally didn’t hold any hope, as his Spiritual Force wasn’t eyes after all, and was unable to see the numbers of the lots.
But when his Spiritual Force extended into the lot box, he instead clearly sensed that the aura of one of the lots within the lot box seemed to be different from the others…
“Could it be lot number one?” Duan Ling Tian thought inwardly, then directly grabbed onto that lot and withdrew it.
He glanced carefully at it, it was lot number one as expected!
Duan Ling Tian came to a sudden understanding when he looked at the number on the lot, no wonder his Spiritual Force was able to sense that the aura on lot number one was different from the other lots. So it turned out that the number on lot number one was written with red ink, whereas the numbers on the other lots were written in black ink.
Presumably the reason lot number one was written in red ink was because it was much easier to differentiate it from the other lots.
And it was precisely because of this that allowed Duan Ling Tian to draw lot number one without suspense.
“One… Lot number one?” Zuo Qing stood by Duan Ling Tian’s side, and couldn’t help but exclaim in a low voice when she saw the lot number Duan Ling Tian had drawn.
Lot number one?
Zuo Qing’s low exclaim spread throughout the silent Mizar Platform, allowing everyone to hear it.
“F**k! It can’t be! Duan Ling Tian’s luck is so good? Lot number one was drawn by him from the 29 lots?”
“This luck is too heaven defying!”
“Hmph! It’s just a coincidence. Moreover, so what if he’s drawn lot number one? It’s only temporarily being placed in the top 10 places… If his strength is insufficient, then there will be others to eliminate him later.”
The crowd of Seven Star Sword Sect outer court disciples couldn’t refrain from exclaiming in a low voice.
Some people sighed emotionally about Duan Ling Tian’s luck, some people felt that it didn’t matter even if Duan Ling Tian had drawn lot number one.
“Lot number one?” Zheng Fan was slightly surprised of Duan Ling Tian’s luck.
“Hmph! Lot number one…” However, the corners of the mouth of two people on the combat ring curled into cold smiles.
It was precisely Shi Hao and Hu Xue Feng.
“You can only blame your fortune for being bad for drawing lot number one. So long as I temporarily admit defeat in the beginning and don’t enter the top 10 place, then at that time, I can directly challenge you…and even kill you!” Hu Xue Feng looked at Duan Ling Tian as he thought in his heart, and a sheen of ruthlessness jumped about within his eyes.
Traces of icy coldness appeared in Shi Hao’s triangular eyes as well.
His current thoughts were exactly similar to Hu Xue Feng.
“Duan Ling Tian, your luck seems to not be so good.” Meanwhile, He Dong had drawn his own lot, and he looked at Duan Ling Tian as he shook his head.
He’s clearly noticed the killing intent and excitement that Shi Hao and Hu Xue Feng’s eyes revealed when they looked at Duan Ling Tian…
As far as he was concerned, solely on the surface, Duan Ling Tian obtaining lot number one was his good luck.
But in reality, it gave Shi Hao and Hu Xue Feng the opportunity to directly name him for a challenge.
Duan Ling Tian naturally understood the deep meaning within He Dong’s words, but he was indifferent to it and only lightly smiled. “What ought to come, will come.”
He Dong never expected Duan Ling Tian to still be able to be so composed at this time, and deeply glanced at Duan Ling Tian. “Duan Ling Tian, if you can survive today… I, He Dong, will become friends with you.”
Duan Ling Tian’s age wasn’t old, but he had such a sanguine disposition, and it shocked He Dong.
Causing He Dong to feel admiration that came from the bottom of his heart!
Duan Ling Tian lightly smiled, and it could be considered as his reply.
“Duan Ling Tian, directly admit defeat if Shi Hao and Hu Xue Feng challenge you.” Zuo Qing looked at Duan Ling Tian and was slightly worried as she spoke.
“Zuo Qing, if he admits defeat, then he isn’t Duan Ling Tian.” Duan Ling Tian hadn’t even opened his mouth when He Dong had already spoken to Zuo Qing before him.
Duan Ling Tian started laughing. “He Dong, you seem to know me very well?”
“It can’t be considered as knowing you, but I’m able to perceive that you aren’t the type of person who flees in the face of danger… Moreover, I saw confidence within your eyes.” He Dong deeply glanced at Duan Ling Tian and slowly said, “Although, I don’t know why you’re so confident.”