Chapter 388: Swinging a Sword like A Rod
Translator: KurazyTolanzuraytor Editor: Jay
“Sect Leader Linghu, in the past, even though my strength has always been inferior to yours, I never admired you… But today, your ability to make such a decision has caused me to admire you!” The Mountain Split Sect’s Leader had a solemn expression as he cupped his hands to Linghu Jin Hong.
“Now, I finally understood why the Seven Star Sword Sect stably suppresses our four great sects in the end… It’s the Seven Star Sword Sect’s resolution! At least, we four are far from possessing such resolution as Sect Leader Linghu.” The Demonic Lotusblade Sect’s Leader shook his head and lightly sighed.
The Sect Leaders of the Snow Moon Sect and Origin Convergence Sect nodded in deep agreement.
They were convinced from the heart by Linghu Jin Hong’s resolution.
They’d asked themselves, even if Duan Ling Tian was really willing to turn to their sects, they still wouldn’t possess the resolution to directly relinquish their position to Duan Ling Tian like Linghu Jin Hong…
Within the Martial Competition Courtyard, the disciples of the other four great sects recovered from their shock and they were all astounded.
They were shocked by Linghu Jin Hong’s resolution!
“As expected of the Seven Star Sword Sect’s Sect Leader… For the sake of the Seven Star Sword Sect’s future, he didn’t fuss about his own personal gains or losses in the slightest.”
“Yeah, with such a Sect Leader, why should the Seven Star Sword Sect be worried about being unable to stay brilliant in the future?”
The words of the disciples of the other four great sects were filled with admiration towards Linghu Jin Hong.
Meng Qiu recovered from his shock and couldn’t help but shudder.
“Sect Leader’s actually willing to relinquish his position and pass the position of the Seven Star Sword Sect’s Leader to Duan Ling Tian?” Meng Qiu took a deep breath, and he didn’t hesitate any longer as he directly sent a voice transmission to Duan Ling Tian. “Duan Ling Tian, I hope you can forgive me for my actions towards your earlier… In the future, I absolutely won’t go against you anymore! If you become the Seven Star Sword Sect’s Leader, I’ll surely support you with all my heart and soul.”
Meng Qiu, the Phecda Peak Master’s personal disciple.
With the natural talent Meng Qiu possessed, he would surely become the next Phecda Peak Master if nothing unexpected happened.
The voice transmission of Meng Qiu was slightly unexpected to Duan Ling Tian.
When he thought of how they didn’t have a deep grudge between them and Meng Qiu was only adding fuel the flame earlier, he nodded to Meng Qiu with a calm expression.
Meng Qiu heaved a sigh of relief when he saw this.
He knew that he’d escaped calamity!
The body of Huang Ji who’d just returned to the pergola was slightly stiff.
The words of his Master, the Sect Leader of the Seven Star Sword Sect, Linghu Jin Hong, still reverberated inside his mind.
“Four Sect Leaders, since all of you know that the Seven Star Sword Technique is the Sect Guarding sword skill of my Seven Star Sword Sect. and is only passed on to the next Sect Leader… Then all of you ought to know that the Minor Seven Star Sword Technique doesn’t represent the Seven Star Sword Technique!
“As for the position of Sect Leader of the Seven Star Sword Sect, I already have a plan in my heart… So long as Duan Ling Tian is willing, I can relinquish my position to him right now, and allow him to become the new Sect Leader of the Seven Star Sword Sect. I’m willing to stand behind him and support him.”
Huang Ji’s expression was terrifyingly gloomy.
I’m not resigned to this fate!
Huang Ji sat at the side of the pergola with his head lowered, and his face became faintly vicious, while his eyes flickered with a sheen of ruthlessness and hatred out of envy…
“Want me to respect Duan Ling Tian as the Sect Leader?”
“I rather die than be beneath him!”
Huang Ji endlessly roared in his heart.
As for the person concerned, Duan Ling Tian, his mood was slightly surging from the words Linghu Jin Hong spoke.
Although he had no intention of becoming the Seven Star Sword Sect’s Leader, the stance that Linghu Jin Hong took still caused traces of warmth to arise from the depths of his heart.
This was a type of belief, a belief that he could entrust everything to Duan Ling Tian.
After this disturbance, the Martial Competition continued.
The disciples of the various sects sparred with each other, one by one.
Along with the sky turning a rosy color and night gradually arriving, the Martial Competition was slowly drawing to an end.
Presently, amongst the disciples of the various sects present here, besides the Snow Moon Sect’s Lin Yue and the Demonic Lotusblade Sect’s Saber Young Master, Long Yun, without exception, almost everyone had sparred with someone.
Only Liu Yue and Long Yun had not stepped into the even ground at the center of the Martial Competition Courtyard, and no one challenged them.
These two people were the two with the highest cultivation in the Martial Competition this time.
They were both existences at the sixth level of the Nascent Soul Stage!
Amongst the other people, the strongest cultivation was only at the fifth level of the Nascent Soul Stage, and it was far from being a match for them.
“Duan Ling Tian!” A fifth level Origin Core Stage disciple from the Mountain Split Sect named Duan Ling Tian and issued a challenge.
For a time, sounds of booing continuously rose and fell, causing the Mountain Split Sect disciple the blush slightly, but he had no choice but to brace himself and do it…
Only because, this was the order his Master, the Sect Leader of the Mountain Split Sect, sent him via voice transmission!
Challenging a fourth level Nascent Soul Stage martial artist with a cultivation at the fifth level of the Nascent Soul Stage was indeed slightly bullying his opponent.
Presently, amongst the people present, only the people from the Seven Star Sword Sect emitted slight shines of hope from their eyes…
When he was in the Seven Star Sword Sect, Duan Ling Tian had repeatedly displayed his ability to defeat a stronger opponent, and he’d even used a cultivation at the ninth level of the Origin Core Stage to kill a first level Nascent Soul Stage inner court disciple one!
Perhaps, Duan Ling Tian might be able to defeat this Mountain Split Sect disciple.
Duan Ling Tian didn’t refuse when challenged by the Mountain Split Sect disciple, and his feet stomped on the ground before flashing onto the even ground, then he stood confrontation with the Mountain Split Sect disciple.
“Duan Ling Tian, watch out.” The Mountain Split Sect disciple didn’t delay, he raised his hand and a rod appeared within it. The rod was made from materials of unknown quality, and flowing lights revolved around the body of the rod.
A while ago, Duan Ling Tian had seen this Mountain Split Sect disciple fight, so he knew the rod in his opponent’s hand was a grade seven spirit weapon.
Relying on this grade seven spirit weapon rod, he’d successively defeated many fifth level Nascent Soul Stage martial artist, and had only lost at the hands of a fifth level Nascent Soul Stage Demonic Lotusblade Sect disciple and their Seven Star Sword Sect’s Huang Ji.
The strength of this Mountain Split Sect disciple could be considered as the strongest amongst the four Mountain Split Sect disciples that participated in the five great sect’s Martial Competition this time.
Every time the grade seven spirit rod in his hand swung out, it would seem as if it could anticipate the movements of the enemy, causing others to be unable to defend against it.
Suddenly, the Mountain Split Sect disciple moved, he stepped on the flowing light brought about by his Origin Energy as he flashed towards Duan Ling Tian.
In the air, 700 ancient mammoth silhouettes condensed into form before dashing out in tow with an imposing manner that shot into the sky like a rainbow.
Origin Energy skyrocketed on the grade seven spirit rod in his hand, and he smashed it down at Duan Ling Tian with grand movements, and it seemed as if it brought along an enormous might that was sufficient to smash everything!
In the sky, another 198 ancient mammoth silhouettes appeared beside the original 700 ancient mammoth silhouettes…
This rod strike that smashed down contained a strength that was comparably to the strength of 898 ancient mammoths!
Instantly, even the airflow in the sky was affected, and it emitted buzzing sounds…
The sound of air exploding rose and fell rhythmically, and continued without end.
“Bring it on!” When he saw the Mountain Split Sect disciple was so fierce to the point he directly went berserk at the moment he attacked, and smashed down his rod with a solid swing, Duan Ling Tian felt the hot blood in his body boil.
With a raise of his hand, a narrow sword had appeared within his hand.
Duan Ling Tian didn’t dare be inattentive when facing an opponent at the fifth level of the Nascent Soul Stage.
He directly withdrew the best spirit sword in his possession.
In the next moment Duan Ling Tian made his move.
Instantly, his entire body seemed to transform into a gale as he fearlessly moved to greet the rod strike.
In the eyes of the spectators, it was like Duan Ling Tian was moving to go give away his life.
While Duan Ling Tian dashed out, 600 ancient mammoth silhouettes condensed into form above him…
Fourth level of the Nascent Soul Stage!
Which was also Duan Ling Tian’s current strength.
That day, under the assistance of the three Void Break Pills, he’d only spend two months of time to break through to the first level of the Nascent Soul Stage.
After that, relying on his natural talent that had reached the limit, and the Nascent Nurturing Pills with a purity of over 90%, he’d spend another three months to successfully step into the third level of the Nascent Soul Stage.
Subsequently, he spent four months to successfully step into the third level of the Nascent Soul Stage!
It was precisely at this time that he fell into a cultivation bottleneck and he started moving his attention to the high grade Earth Rank movement technique, Whirlwind, that was attached to the fourth form of the Nine Dragons War Sovereign Technique, the Wind Wyrm Form…
Following that, he’d acquired the Jade Origin Fruit that the Sect Leader, Linghu Jin Hong, bestowed.
Under the assistance of the Jade Origin Fruit, he’d finally broken through the bottleneck at the third level of the Nascent Soul Stage and broke through to the fourth level of the Nascent Soul Stage in one go!
Currently, when his strength completely exploded out, it was comparable to the strength of 611 ancient mammoths.
In other words, he was still holding back when he fought now.
He’d held back the strength of 11 ancient mammoths.
It wasn’t because he looked down on the Mountain Split Sect disciple that he did this, but was instead because he felt there was entirely no need…
Along with Origin Energy flashing out into the narrow sword in Duan Ling Tian’s hand, immediately, another 228 ancient mammoth silhouettes appeared out of thin air beside the existing 600 ancient mammoth silhouettes…
In other words, currently, the strength Duan Ling Tian displayed while relying on the narrow sword was comparable to the strength of 828 ancient mammoths!
“Grade six spirit sword!” At almost the exact instant that Duan Ling Tian utilized the narrow sword, all pupils of all the people present couldn’t help but constrict.
They never imagined that Duan Ling Tian, a mere fourth level Nascent Soul Stage martial artist, would actually possess a grade six spirit sword…
With a quick thought, they came to an understanding.
With Duan Ling Tian’s natural talent, it was sufficient for the Seven Star Sword Sect to bestow a grade six spirit sword upon him.
Now, only Linghu Jin Hong and the two Peak Masters beside him knew that the grade six spirit sword in Duan Ling Tian’s hand wasn’t bestowed by the Seven Star Sword Sect.
Under the gazes of everyone present.
Duan Ling Tian didn’t utilize his Sword Drawing Arts, instead he gripped the spirit sword tightly in his hand, seeming more like he was swinging up a rod, and he fiercely smashed his sword towards the Mountain Split Sect disciple’s grade seven spirit rod!
This scene caused everyone present to be stupefied.
“Duan Ling Tian is actually not using a sword skill?”
“Is he using grade six spirit sword in his hand as a rod and smashing it at his opponent?”
Instantly, only similar thoughts like this remained in the hearts of most people.
They felt their scalps go numb as they gazed at the scene before them.
Has Duan Ling Tian gone mad?
Even if the narrow sword in his hand was a grade six spirit sword, his own cultivation was far inferior to the Mountain Split Sect disciple.
The strongest strength he was able to exert when relying on a grade six spirit sword was only comparably to the strength of 828 ancient mammoths.
Whereas the strength that the grade seven spirit rod in that Mountain Split Sect disciple’s hand smashed down with was comparably to the strength of 898 ancient mammoths…
The difference was the strength of 70 ancient mammoths!