Chapter 396: Martial Competition Number One
Translator: KurazyTolanzuraytor Editor: Jay
Saber Young Master flew out like an arrow leaving the bow, he repeatedly spat out a few mouthfuls of blood before landing on the ground with a stagger and he nearly fell down.
Although he didn’t fall, Saber Young Master’s face was still ghastly pale.
“I’ve lost.” Long Yun took a deep breath then withdrew a medicinal pill. His Origin Energy wound within his body as it dissolved the medicinal strength of the pill.
After he recovered his injuries slightly, Saber Young master looked at Duan Ling Tian with a fiery gaze. “I’ll come look for you again… I’ll personally come to the Seven Star Sword Sect once I step into the seventh level of the Nascent Soul Stage and defeat you to wash away the humiliation of today!”
As soon as he finished speaking, Saber Young Master flew out to pick up his grade six spirit saber, then seemed to have transformed into wind as he vanished within the Martial Competition Courtyard.
Although Saber Young Master had lost, he wasn’t dejected.
He spread the word that he would defeat Duan Ling Tian one day and wash away this humiliation!
“This Saber Young Master is much more agreeable than that Zither Young Master.” Duan Ling Tian’s brows raised and a faint smile appeared on the corners of his mouth.
Saber Young Master had obtained his respect.
When he recalled the scene from before, Duan Ling Tian sighed slightly.
If it wasn’t for the assistance of his acute Spiritual Force, it would be difficult for him to grasp the momentary opportunity when the Saber Force Seed extinguished temporarily…
If it wasn’t for this, it would be impossible for him to defeat Saber Young Master in a head-on battle.
Along with the departure of Saber Young Master, the crowd of people in the Martial Competition Courtyard finally recovered from their shock.
The first to recover from their shock was the Sect Leaders and Elders of the various sects…
The Sect Leaders and Elders of the Snow Moon Sect, Origin Convergence Sect, and Mountain Split Sect had all chosen to keep silent.
But their gazes all descended onto Duan Ling Tian in unison, as if they’d discussed it in advance.
Meanwhile, Duan Ling Tian’s brows slightly jerked.
At the same time, his ear drums shook and he received three voice transmissions.
“Duan Ling Tian, if you’re willing to turn to my Snow Moon Sect, I similarly can relinquish my position to you and assist you to become the new Sect Leader of my Snow Moon Sect!” Duan Ling Tian was able to discern that this was the voice of the Snow Moon Sect’s Leader.
“Duan Ling Tian, so long as you turn to our Origin Convergence Sect, I’m willing to relinquish my position to you and allow you to become the new Sect Leader of the Origin Convergence Sect… Moreover, I’m willing to make the strongest Guardian Elder of my sect take you as his personal disciple, allowing you to obtain much better growth.” This was the voice transmission of the Origin Convergence Sect’s Leader.
“Duan Ling Tian, turn to my Mountain Split Sect… So long it’s something that you want, then as long as it’s within the ability of my Mountain Split Sect, my Mountain Split Sect will surely give it to you! Including the position of Sect Leader, including cultivation locations, including…” This was the voice of the Mountain Split Sect’s Leader.
At the same time, the three great sect’s leaders had thrown an olive branch at Duan Ling Tian, and this caused Duan Ling Tian to be astounded.
Needless to say, the conditions spoken of by the three Sect Leaders were extremely tempting.
Especially what the Mountain Split Sect’s Leader said, satisfying all conditions of his that were within the ability of the Mountain Split Sect…
This also meant that once he turned to the Mountain Split Sect, he would be able to obtain benefits that were difficult to imagine.
“I’m sorry Sect Leaders.” Duan Ling Tian sent the same voice transmission into the ears of the three Sect Leaders, causing then to be stunned and glance at each other, as they never imagined that the others would have the same thoughts as them.
“Duan Ling Tian!” The Demonic Lotusblade Sect’s Leader recovered from his shock and looked at Duan Ling Tian with an extremely complicated gaze.
Duan Ling Tian had actually defeated his foster son Long Yun, the Saber Young Master of the five great young masters that were the most outstanding within the Azure Forest Imperial Kingdom’s younger generations.
It was fine if Duan Ling Tian was a Seven Star Sword Sect disciple that was older than Long Yun, but Duan Ling Tian was only 22 years old!
Defeating the 26 year old Saber Young Master, Long Yun, at the age of 22.
He didn’t doubt it in the slightest that once this news were to spread out, it would surely cause an extremely great stir in the Azure Forest Imperial Kingdom…
“My target is the first!” The Demonic Lotusblade Sect’s Leader couldn’t help but recall what Duan Ling Tian said earlier.
At that time, he didn’t take what Duan Ling Tian said seriously and only thought Duan Ling Tian was young and arrogant.
But now, Duan Ling Tian used facts to prove that he had the strength to seize first place, and he’d really seized first in the Martial Competition!
“Duan Ling Tian seized the first in the Martial Competition?” The elders of the four great sects were dumbstruck.
“Duan Ling Tian defeated the 26 year old Saber Young Master at an age of 22… The battle today is sufficient to make his name to be known far and wide!”
“At the age of only 22, he defeated one of the figures amongst the five great young masters that were the most outstanding in the younger generation of the Azure Forest Imperial Kingdom… Duan Ling Tian will surely transcend the five great young masters in the future!”
“With his natural talent and ability, another two years would be sufficient for him to sweep through all the five great young masters!”
“In another few years, he’ll only be 25 or 26…”
The disciples of the various sects discussed animatedly as soon as they recovered from their shock.
They looked at Duan Ling Tian with gazes filled with reverence and they no longer dared look down on Duan Ling Tian when they spoke.
At this moment, they seemed to have already seen the scenes of Duan Ling Tian sweeping through all the five great young masters of the Azure Forest Imperial Kingdom in a few years from now…
This young man that was filled with miracles caused them to be sincerely convinced of his ability.
“He… He actually defeated Saber Young Master head on…” The Snow Moon Sect’s Liu Yue had a dumbstruck expression as she stared blankly at Duan Ling Tian.
Now, in her eyes, this young man that she completely looked down on before seemed to have transformed into a towering mountain that was difficult to cross, and it caused a wave of powerlessness to arise from the bottom of her heart.
“In terms of strength, I’m inferior to Saber Young Master… In terms of judgment, I’m far inferior to him!” When she recalled what Saber Young Master had said previously and recalled the disdain and unwillingness she had towards Duan Ling Tian earlier, Liu Yue felt too ashamed to show her face and she wished for nothing more than to dig a hole and hide within it.
“Junior Brother Duan Ling Tian, nice work!” Zheng Song laughed loudly and had an excited expression.
Junior Brother Duan Ling Tian had succeeded!
He’d defeated one of the five great young masters, Saber Young Master, and seized first place in the Martial Competition of the five great sects!
This Junior Brother that had repeatedly created miracles all along, had once again created a miracle.
“Duan Ling Tian.” Meng Qiu looked at Duan Ling Tian with a gaze that contained slight rejoicing.
He suddenly realize that removing the grudge with Duan Ling Tian in a timely manner was such a correct decision…
A monster like Duan Ling Tian could only be a friend, and not an enemy.
“No… Impossible… How could this be possible? How could this be possible?!” Huang Ji’s face was deathly pale and his figure lightly trembled, his eyes filled with a sheen of disbelief. “How could Duan Ling Tian possibly defeat Saber Young Master?! He’s only 22! He’s only 22!!”
When he recalled how he only had a cultivation at the fourth level of the Origin Core Stage when he was 22, Huang Ji’s heart instantly seemed to have fallen into a bottomless chasm.
Even if he was anymore unwilling to admit it, compared to Duan Ling Tian, he was indeed only dirt…
“Every day that Duan Ling Tian’s within the Seven Star Sword Sect, then it would be another day that I, Huang Ji, am unable to lift my head! No… I’m unwilling to accept this… I’m unwilling… I’m the personal disciple of the Seven Star Sword Sect’s Leader, I’m the future Sect Leader of the Seven Star Sword Sect!” Huang Ji’s heart was ceaselessly warping to the limit…
Since the heavens have given birth to me, then why give life to him!?
This was what was portrayed within Huang Ji’s heart at this moment.
“Hahahaha…” The Seven Star Sword Sect’s Leader, Linghu Jin Hong, lost his composure and laughed loudly. His sincere laughter came from the bottom of his heart and he felt exalted upon fulfillment.
It was still the first time in these past few years that he was so happy.
Ke Zhen and Zheng Fan started laughing as well.
Their gazes converged onto the young figure that stood in the distance, unmoving like a mountain…
It was precisely this young man that obtained the glory of number one in the Martial Competition for the Seven Star Sword Sect!
Duan Ling Tian!
As they gazed at the young man before them, they seemed to be able to see that boundlessly bright future of the Seven Star Sword Sect.
With Duan Ling Tian in the Seven Star Sword Sect, why would the Seven Star Sword Sect worry about being unable to be glorious all the way into the future?!
Moreover, Duan Ling Tian, who had become the center of attention, looked at Linghu Jin Hong and lightly smiled as he nodded, then sent a voice transmission. “Sect Leader, the Jade Origin Fruit you gave me wasn’t wasted.”
“Duan Ling Tian, thank you.” Linghu Jin Hong’s voice transmission was filled with sincerity.
He was sincerely grateful to Duan Ling Tian!
Today, Duan Ling Tian had obtained the first in the Martial Competition, and at the same time that he’d seized the glory for the Seven Star Sword Sect, he’d also declared to the other great sects the unparalleled status of the Seven Star Sword Sect in the Azure Forest Imperial Kingdom.
The Seven Star Sword Sect will always be the number one sect!
Subsequently, it was time for the host, the Demonic Lotusblade Sect’s Leader, to distribute the prizes for the top three.
The prizes for the top three in the Martial Competition were none other than the Nascent Nurturing Pill and a small amount of grade six Great Recovery Pills.
Although the Nascent Nurturing Pills had an extraordinary value, they were useless for Duan Ling Tian now.
The purity of these Nascent Nurturing Pills were too low, and were far inferior from the 90% and above purity Nascent Nurturing Pills that he’d refined.
“The grade six Great Recovery Pills aren’t bad…” Duan Ling Tian checked the ten grade six Great Recovery Pills that were the part of the prize of the first in the Martial Competition and he nodded in satisfaction.
In the end, he withdrew a medicinal pill that flickered with an azure colored qi barrier and emitted a strand of profound aura from the Spatial Ring the Demonic Lotusblade Sect’s Leader passed to him.
“Profound Nascent Pill!” The disciples of the various sects in the Martial Competition Courtyard stared fixedly at Duan Ling Tian’s hand and their expressions burnt with desire.
“This is the legendary Profound Nascent Pill?”
“It ought to be. As expected of the medicinal pill of legend, it looks entirely not like an ordinary grade six medicinal pill…”
“The Demonic Lotusblade Sect’s Leader is really unable to complain after he suffered this loss. This Profound Nascent Pill was something he’d originally prepared for his foster son, Saber Young Master, but who knew that Duan Ling Tian would come out of nowhere and seize it.”
The discussions of the disciples of the various sects entered into the Demonic Lotusblade Sect’s Leader’s ears, and it caused his body to unnoticeably tremble.
But his face still maintained a composed smile.
As the host, he couldn’t lose his bearing.
Even if his heart was bleeding…
If he knew earlier that this would be the outcome, he would absolutely not put on airs and make the Profound Nascent Pill as the prize for the first in the Martial Competition.
This Profound Nascent Pill was a medicinal pill he’d requested for his foster son!
“If this Duan Ling Tian were to consume the Profound Nascent Pill… Then perhaps he’ll directly break through to the fifth level of the Nascent Soul Stage after half a year.” The Demonic Lotusblade Sect’s Leader suddenly had a feeling as if he’d done everything for the sake of allowing Duan Ling Tian to reap the benefits.