Chapter 341: Liu Shi Ge
Translator: KurazyTolanzuraytor Editor: Jay
Duan Ling Tian returned to Megrez Peak after leaving Megrez Hall, then he carefully arrived at the peak of the mountain before returning to the stalactite cave.
“The cultivation environment of the stalactite cave is even better than the environment on the nine great Spirit Points… Even though I’ve become an inner court disciple now, there’s still no need for me to find a cultivation location on Dubhe Peak.” Duan Ling Tian thought inwardly before sitting on the stone platform, then began meditating and cultivating.
Nine Dragons War Sovereign Technique, Wyrm Python Form!
Although with his current strength Duan Ling Tian could be called matchless under the Nascent Soul realm, he still didn’t dare slack off.
What he wanted to do now was to break through to the Nascent Soul Stage as soon as possible!
Duan Ling Tian cultivated all the way until dawn the next day before walking out of the stalactite cave, then he stood on the tilted tree and bathed under the morning mist before leaping up the peak.
After leaving the peak and arriving nearby the Trade Hall.
“Senior Brother Duan Ling Tian!”
“Senior Brother Duan Ling Tian!”
Duan Ling Tian noticed that at the same time that these Megrez Peak disciples greeted him, their gazes had an extra sense of adoration when they looked at him.
What’s going on?
Is it just because of the incident during the inner court disciple’s test yesterday?
Duan Ling Tian was still wondering when a familiar voice sounded out by his ear. “Duan Ling Tian!”
“He Dong!” Duan Ling Tian looked at the approaching person and lightly smiled. “You’re so early as well?”
The person that was approaching was precisely He Dong.
Now, similar to him, He Dong ought to be preparing to head to the Dubhe Peak’s inner court disciple’s registration point to claim his inner court disciple’s attire…
In next to no time, the two of them stepped onto the chain bridge together.
“Duan Ling Tian, I heard you crippled the arm of the Peak Master’s foster son, Wu Yong Qian? Moreover, the Peak Master summoned you for an audience yesterday?” The gaze He Dong shot at Duan Ling Tian became even weirder.
Duan Ling Tian nodded.
“Duan Ling Tian, I’m afraid that all the disciples of Megrez Peak have been completely won over by you now… You crippled the arm of the foster son of our Megrez Peak’s Master, yet you’re still able to be safe and sound. You are absolutely the first person on Megrez Peak that was able to do that!” He Dong gave Duan Ling Tian a thumbs up as he expressed heartfelt admiration.
Duan Ling Tian’s brows raised when he saw this.
When he thought about the attitude of the group of Megrez Peak disciples from before, he came to a sudden understanding. “So it’s because of this incident.”
Dubhe Peak’s Trade Hall was situated at the top of Dubhe Peak.
When they came near the Trade Hall, Duan Ling Tian was able to see numerous inner court disciples scattered around everywhere as they carried out various transactions.
As expected, when he and He Dong approached the Trade Hall, they attracted the gazes of many inner court disciples.
“Outer court disciples?” The gazes of some inner court disciples continuously followed Duan Ling Tian and He Dong.
When they saw Duan Ling Tian and He Dong heading toward the inner court disciples registration point, they came to a sudden understanding. “Looks like these two people are outer court disciples that passed the inner court disciple test yesterday…”
Suddenly, an inner court disciple seemed as if he’d discovered a new continent and his gaze descended onto Duan Ling Tian. “This outer court disciple is so young, he looks to only be a little over 20… Could it be that he’s Duan Ling Tian?”
Duan Ling Tian?
As soon as the inner court disciple finished speaking, his words were like a stone that raised a thousand ripples!
It caused an uproar to break out amongst the group of inner court disciples.
“He’s Duan Ling Tian? The outer court disciple Duan Ling Tian who’s only 20 years old, yet his cultivation has stepped into the eighth level of the Origin Core Stage?”
“He’s as young as the rumors say after all! I never expected that such an outstanding genius would appear in our Seven Star Sword Sect… His natural talent in the Martial Dao is simply more monstrous that the five great young masters!”
“No one in our Seven Star Sword Sect’s younger generation is ranked amongst the five great young masters, and that has always been a regrettable matter. Duan Ling Tian’s appearance will perhaps cause the five great young masters to become the six great young masters!”
“Six great young masters? I can’t wait.”
“But, although Duan Ling Tian’s natural talent in the Martial Dao is good, his strength is still limited… He might only be able to contend with the five great young masters and fight for superiority with them after a few years.”
In next to no time, practically all the inner court disciples that were near the Dubhe Peak’s Trade Hall knew of Duan Ling Tian’s arrival.
Many inner court disciples scrambled to head to the inner court disciple registration point, as they wanted to see the genius disciple that gave rise to so much discussion in the Seven Star Sword Sect lately.
At the side of the Trade Hall, two inner court disciples stood there together.
Presently, the brows of one of the inner court disciples was knit together with a terrifyingly gloomy expression, and his eyes revealed dense hatred.
This scene was noticed by the other inner court disciple, and he asked curiously, “Fan Jian, you have enmity with Duan Ling Tian?”
“Big Brother Liu, not only did Duan Ling Tian humiliate me the other day, he even severed one of my fingers! Unfortunately, he has grown in strength too quickly and I’m not a match for him now. Otherwise, I’d surely teach him a lesson!” Fan Jian took a deep breath, and as he finished speaking, his tone contained a sense of helplessness.
“Fan Jian, we were friends before entering the Seven Star Sword Sect, and your clan and mine have been friends for generations… A problem of yours is my, Liu Shi Ge’s, problem as well. Since Duan Ling Tian has offended you, I’ll stand out for you!”
The inner court disciple that spoke was a young man around the age of 28 or 29, and traces of gloominess flickered within his eyes.
“Thank you Big Brother Liu.” Fan Jian’s eyes lit up and his expression was full of joy.
Duan Ling Tian and He Dong were both startled after they claimed their inner court disciple’s attire and walked out of the registration point.
Presently, the registration point was completely surrounded by people, and they were all inner court disciples!
“He’s Duan Ling Tian? He’s so young.”
“Oh my god! When I was at this age, I think I was only at the second level of the Origin Core Stage… Comparisons are truly odious!”
“A figure whose natural talent in the Martial Dao can compare to the five great young masters of the Azure Forest Imperial Kingdom has finally appeared in the younger generation of our Seven Star Sword Sect…”
“Hmph! Just the natural talent Duan Ling Tian has revealed up until now has already completely surpassed the five great young masters!”
Duan Ling Tian was stunned when he heard the whispered discussions of the crowd of inner court disciples.
He understood now that the reason these inner court disciples had surrounded them was because of him.
Duan Ling Tian felt extremely uncomfortable being the center of attention for so many people. He frowned and bid his farewell to He Dong before walking out of the surrounding crowd.
The inner court disciples opened up a path everywhere he passed.
Right when Duan Ling Tian intended to leave…
“Don’t move!” A cold and indifferent voice that had Origin Energy mixed within sounded like a thunderclap.
The next moment, Duan Ling Tian who had stopped his footsteps, turned around and saw two inner court disciples walking towards him…
He recognized one of them.
It was the inner court disciple, Fan Jian, who desired to forcefully purchase the infant Jade-eyed Heavenly Mouse from him back in the restaurant in Black Bamboo City…
“It’s Fan Jian again! Could it be that the lesson I taught him the other time wasn’t enough?” Duan Ling Tian’s face couldn’t help but sink when he saw Fan Jian.
One month ago, Fan Jian, who had just returned to the Seven Star Sword Sect, had verbally humiliated Duan Ling Tian.
Out of respect for elder Lu Qiu, Duan Ling Tian had only severed the Fan Jian’s pinky, that was of no great importance to Fan Jian, as a form of punishment.
He originally thought Fan Jian would learn his lesson, but now it would seem that the way Duan Ling Tian thought was too simple.
Fan Jian was like him name.
Duan Ling Tian was able to perceive that when Fan Jian and the inner court disciple by his side had walked over, the crowd of inner court disciples would follow to watch the excitement as well.
“Senior Brother Liu Shi Ge has enmity with Duan Ling Tian?”
“Probably not. According to my knowledge, Duan Ling Tian severed Fan Jian’s pinky with a swing of his sword last month… Senior Brother Liu Shi Ge probably wants to stand out for Fan Jian.”
“I’ve heard that Senior Brother Liu Shi Ge and Fan Jian have been extremely good friends since long ago… Looks like Duan Ling Tian is going to suffer misfortune today.”
“Yeah, although Duan Ling Tian is an eighth level Origin Core Stage martial artist, Liu Shi Ge is a first level Nascent Soul Stage martial artist… The difference between the two of them is like heaven and earth! Even if Duan Ling Tian has a bizarre ability to defeat a stronger opponent with weaker strength, it’s probably still difficult to surpass the gap between him and Senior Brother Liu Shi Ge.”
The crowd of inner court disciples discussed animatedly.
Liu Shi Ge?
First level of the Nascent Soul Stage?
Duan Ling Tian’s gaze descended onto the inner court disciple by Fan Jian’s side and his face sank.
He wants to stand out for Fan Jian?
Liu Shi Ge and Fan Jian walked over shoulder to shoulder and quickly arrived before Duan Ling Tian. A sense of arrogance was mixed between Liu Shi Ge’s brows as he looked at Duan Ling Tian with a condescending gaze and asked with a flat tone, “You’re Duan Ling Tian?”
But in the next moment, his face froze because Duan Ling Tian didn’t have any intention of paying him any attention at all…
“Fan Jian!” Duan Ling Tian’s gaze descended onto Fan Jian, and his face sank slightly. “Out of respect for elder Lu Qiu, I was willing to forget all grudges with you that day… What is the meaning of this?”
“What’s the meaning of this?” With Liu Shi Ge backing him up, Fan Jian was filled with confidence as he glared angrily at Duan Ling Tian and sneered. “Duan Ling Tian, you crippled a finger of mine last month. There isn’t even enough time for me to hate you, and you still want me to forget all the grudges with you? Do you think it’s possible? Do you think I, Fan Jian, am so magnanimous?”
Duan Ling Tian’s eyes narrowed into a line and a cold light flashed within.
“Hmph!” Right at this moment, a cold snort sounded out and accompanying it was an awe-inspiring strong wind.
A palm print condensed from Origin Energy suddenly whistled out as it flashed towards Duan Ling Tian, causing Duan Ling Tian whose Spiritual Force that had only just become vigilant to be caught off guard.
The instant Duan Ling Tian reacted to this attack, the palm print that was condensed from Origin Energy had already arrived before him, and his face went pale as he was utterly unable to dodge it.
Earth Dragons Shield!
Duan Ling Tian was only in time to circulate his defense martial skill and his Quake Energy.
A layer of defensive qi barrier arose on the surface of Duan Ling Tian’s body and started vibrating violently with an extremely high frequency.
The palm print that was condensed from Origin Energy descended onto Duan Ling Tian’s chest and the terrifying strength raged on him. After a short moment, it has shattered the Duan Ling Tian’s defensive qi barrier that contained the Quake Energy.
Although half the strength contained within the palm print was resisted by the defensive qi barrier, the remaining power still fiercely smashed onto Duan Ling Tian’s chest, causing his internal organs to shudder.
“Pu!” Duan Ling Tian felt an intense and burning pain from his chest and he couldn’t refrain from spitting out a mouthful of blood, then his body flew out uncontrollably like an arrow leaving the bowstring and fiercely plunged to the ground.
Duan Ling Tian’s body fell onto the ground and he felt a wave of dizziness that he only recovered from after a short while.
“Liu Shi Ge!” Duan Ling Tian whose face was ghastly pale gazed at Liu Shi Ge and the 200 ancient mammoth silhouettes above him that gradually dispersed, and Duan Ling Tian’s eyes reveal dense coldness…
At this moment, the scene was deathly silent.
TL note: Fan Jian’s name sounds similar to another phrase in Chinese which would mean to commit something despicable. (Yes, I’ve explained this in Ch104, and the author re-used this pun.)