Chapter 313: Drawing To An End
Translator: KurazyTolanzuraytor Editor: Jay
Zuo Qing stood near He Dong, and her delicate and pretty face went pale from fright.
Her heartbeat slight quickened.
Senior Sister has really found an outstanding man…
He actually really killed Shi Hao.
And once again created a miracle!
“No… Impossible… Impossible…” The Megrez Peak’s outer court elder, Zhao Lin, had recovered from his shock, he ceaselessly shook his head after he glanced at Shi Hao’s corpse on the first combat ring, and was unwilling to believe that all of this was real.
Duan Ling Tian who as far as he was concerned should have died in the hands of Shi Hao, actually domineeringly counterattacked to kill Shi Hao!
Traces of unwillingness arose within his heart.
He didn’t care about Shi Hao’s death, but now that Shi Hao had died, it also meant that everything he did this time was only a worthless effort.
He fell short of success!
“Duan Ling Tian… I’ve still underestimated you.” After a short while, Zhao Lin caught his breath and an awe-inspiring cold light arose within his fierce gaze, as it descended onto Duan Ling Tian.
Duan Ling Tian’s strength exceeded his expectations!
“No… I didn’t underestimate you, I underestimated the Muscle Meridian Rebirth Scroll!” Now, the yearning in Zhao Lin’s heart towards the Muscle Meridian Rebirth Scroll was practically to the point he might go deranged from his yearning.
Duan Ling Tian stood in the first combat ring, seeming to have noticed something, his brows knit, and with a glance he saw the faraway Zhao Lin…
The insane yearning within Zhao Lin’s eyes caused Duan Ling Tian’s heart to jerk.
Duan Ling Tian’s face sank.
This Zhao Lin seems to have not given up yet…
Duan Ling Tian let out a breath of air and withdrew his gaze from Zhao Lin, then his body flashed as if transforming into a spirit serpent to leave the first combat ring.
Meanwhile, the Seven Star Sword Sect outer court disciples on Mizar Platform had recovered from their shock.
“Duan Ling Tian’s strength is too terrifying.”
“The number one disciple in our Seven Star Sword Sect’s outer court was killed by him so easily!”
“With the death of Shi Hao, the reputation of the number one in the outer court will change hands from today onwards.”
“If Duan Ling Tian is able to seize the first place in the outer court martial competition today, then he would be the worthy of the title of number one disciple in the outer court!”
“I truly look forward to it!”
The gazes of all the Seven Star Sword Sect’s outer court disciples descended onto Duan Ling Tian and were filled with anticipation.
Meanwhile, Duan Ling Tian had returned to the center combat ring.
“Not bad.” Zheng Fan looked at Duan Ling Tian and lightly smiled.
Duan Ling Tian returned a smile then returned back to Zuo Qing’s side.
“Duan Ling Tian, how did you see through Shi Hao’s Nine-Nine Sword Technique earlier?” He Dong walked forward a few steps to stand by Duan Ling Tian’s side, then his brows raised as he asked slightly curiously.
Zuo Qing looked at Duan Ling Tian in curiosity as well.
Duan Ling Tian lightly smiled, then said in a light voice. “Shi Hao can only blame himself for being misfortunate… That sword skill of his is extremely extraordinary, and it would be difficult for an ordinary people to see through. But unfortunately, I once studied inscriptions from an inscription master for some time and know how to utilize Spiritual Force. My Spiritual Force extended out and I easily saw through his sword skill.”
He Dong exhaled out a breath of cold air, and his face was filled with shock. “You have this cultivation at such an age… I originally thought that you devoted your attention to cultivation, but you actually still studied inscriptions?”
Cultivators feared dividing their attention the most when it came to cultivation.
Just like He Dong himself, although he had quite a strong natural talent in weapons crafting, but he didn’t study weapons crafting to become a weapons craftsman, because his aspirations weren’t in the Dao of weapons crafting.
So he abandoned his natural talent in weapons crafting that was quite strong, and devoted his attention onto his cultivation in the Martial Dao.
“I only studied it for a few days.” Duan Ling Tian lightly smiled.
But He Dong naturally wouldn’t believe what Duan Ling Tian said.
Presently, Duan Ling Tian was able to utilize his Spiritual Force, he could imagine that Duan Ling Tian’s attainments in the Dao of inscription would surely be not be little.
Even though Zuo Qing didn’t speak, but in her heart, surging waves of shock had arisen.
At this moment, she couldn’t help but have a trace of admiration arise within her heart…
Admiring her Junior Sister for finding such a perfect man.
He Dong’s eyes flickered as he sighed with emotion. “Shi Hao relied on that high grade Profound Rank sword skill, Nine-Nine Sword Technique, to become the number one disciple in the outer court and slightly surpass me, Zuo Qing, and Hu Xue Feng… Today, it wasn’t an injustice for him to have lost at your hands.”
Actually, what He Dong was most curious about in his heart, was what method that Duan Ling Tian used to kill Shi Hao…
As far as he was concerned, Duan Ling Tian’s methods had overturned his past knowledge on strength.
In his eyes in past, as long as one’s strength was sufficient, it would be enough to annihilate everything!
But today, after seeing with his own two eyes, how Duan Ling Tian used the strength of 101 ancient mammoths to kill Shi Hao who exerted the strength of 127 ancient mammoths… Only now did he understand that strength wasn’t everything!
In the past, he was only a frog in the well.
Yet He Dong didn’t know, that it wasn’t just him, even the Peak Master of Mizar Peak, Zheng Fan, and the 10 Mizar Peak outer court elders present, all had similar feeling as He Dong now.
Of course, although He Dong was curious of Duan Ling Tian’s methods and yearned to get to the bottom of it, he didn’t open his mouth and ask.
Because he knew what should be asked, and what should not.
Duan Ling Tian’s method was obviously a method that transcended martial skills and strength…
A method like this was the biggest trump card to anyone!
And it was impossible to lightly show it to another.
“Hmph!” Hu Xue Feng stood in the distance with an incomparably gloomy expression, he’d never imagined that Duan Ling Tian actually killed Shi Hao.
This was something he’d never thought of before this…
As far as he was concerned, Duan Ling Tian going up against Shi Hao would surely be a road of no return.
But the results exceeded his expectations.
Duan Ling Tian counter-killed Shi Hao!
Although he was unwilling to admit it, but he had to admit that it would be impossible even for him to kill Shi Hao so simply.
“Dammit! How the heck did he do it?” Hu Xue Feng noticed that when faced with Duan Ling Tian, traces of fear and dread actually vaguely arose deep within his heart.
This caused him to feel incomparably ashamed and resentful!
A kid that’s a little over 20 actually caused him to unconsciously have such feelings…
“Alright, continue the challenges!” Before Long, Zheng Fan spoke once again, announcing the continuation of the outer court martial competition.
The following challenges continued to be carried out like a raging fire…
But all the challengers had come to a joint tacit understanding, no one dared challenge Duan Ling Tian.
What a joke!
Duan Ling Tian had just killed the number one disciple in the outer court, Shi Hao, and even though they thought highly of themselves, but it wasn’t to the point they thought they were stronger than Shi Hao.
Moreover, they’d clearly seen the battle from before…
From beginning until the end, that Shi Hao didn’t even have the chance to admit defeat before he was killed by Duan Ling Tian.
So long as they thought of the scene from before, they couldn’t help from shivering.
Duan Ling Tian’s methods were truly too bizarre!
Along with the challengers successively issuing challenges to the outer court disciples that were temporarily placed in the top 10, the top 10 disciples in the second round of the outer court martial competition had finally been confirmed.
The group of 10 disciples that included Duan Ling Tian, Zuo Qing, He Dong, and Hu Xue Feng were places in the top 10 of the outer court martial competition this time.
“Now, the top 10 disciples of the outer court martial competition has been decided… The placing battles will be carried out next. The specific placing of the top 10 disciples will be ranked based on strength…” Along with Zheng Fan’s voice sounding out, everyone knew that the outer court martial competition this time was drawing to an end.
“Everyone amongst the 10 of you will fight each other… In other words, any one of you will have to battle the other 9 people! There will be elders to register for you, and the person who fights and wins all nine battles will be placed in the first place of the outer court martial competition this time!
“The person who fights and wins eight battles will be placed in the second place, the person who fights and wins seven battles will be placed in the third place, so on and so forth.”
Zheng Fan looked at Duan Ling Tian and the other 9 disciples, then spoke again.
Duan Ling Tian thought in his heart. “In this way, every one of the 10 disciples will battle one another…. This rule was truly fair.”
“Duan Ling Tian, you first.” A voice sounded out by Duan Ling Tian’s ears, and only now did he notice that it was Zheng Fan that was speaking to him.
Duan Ling Tian didn’t refuse, he nodded then ascended one of the combat rings.
“Now, anyone amongst you who are confident in defeating Duan Ling Tian can go up and battle him…” Zheng Fan looked at He Dong, Zuo Qing, Hu Xue Feng, and the other, as he said indifferently.
But there was no one who took action.
Earlier, the strength Duan Ling Tian revealed when he killed Shi Hao caused all of them to be afraid of it, and they had no confidence in winning.
Even Hu Xue Feng now obediently stood on the spot.
He didn’t dare ascend the combat ring!
Duan Ling Tian’s methods were too bizarre, and even Shi Hao was easily killed by Duan Ling Tian.
Even though he thought highly of himself, and felt he could defeat Shi Hao by relying on the grade seven spirit sword that provided an amplification of 29%…
But he’d never imagined being able to easily defeat Shi Hao.
“Didn’t Senior Brother Hu Xue Feng ask Shi Hao to leave Duan Ling Tian to him? He has the opportunity now, but why doesn’t he ascend to the combat ring?”
“Can’t you even perceive this? Senior Brother Hu Xue Feng didn’t know of Duan Ling Tian’s strength earlier and now that he’s witnessed the scene of Duan Ling Tian killing Shi Hao, he’d surely dispelled the thoughts of fighting Duan Ling Tian.”
“Looks like Senior Brother Hu Xue Feng only knows how to bully the weak and fear the strong.”
The voices of all the Seven Star Sword Sect outer court disciples entered into Hu Xue Feng’s ears, causing his figure to tremble as if struck by lightning, and his expression was incomparably unsightly.
“Duan Ling Tian!” Hu Xue Feng’s gaze descended onto Duan Ling Tian, and it was filled with viciousness and ruthlessness.
As far as he was concerned, the cause of all this was Duan Ling Tian!
He’d pushed all of the responsibility onto Duan Ling Tian.
But, even then, he still didn’t dare ascend the combat ring and battle Duan Ling Tian… Because he was afraid he would be killed by Duan Ling Tian.
Duan Ling Tian stood there on the combat ring, not moving like a mountain, as if he’d transformed into an undefeatable war god that no one dared battle.
Zheng Fan wasn’t surprised at this scene, and said indifferently. “If no one ascends the combat ring to battle Duan Ling Tian after ten breaths… then the other 9 people will be considered to have admitted defeat. Duan Ling Tian’s battle score would be nine battle, nine victories… The battle scores of the other 9 people will be one battle, one lost!”
During this time of 10 breaths, the atmosphere on Mizar Platform was terrifyingly silent.