Chapter 448: Demonic Technique?
Translator: KurazyTolanzuraytor Editor: Jay
Linghu Jin Hong heaved a sigh of relief when he saw this scene.
Earlier, he was really afraid that Duan Ling Tian would kill Zither Young Master.
Fortunately, Duan Ling Tian didn’t strike a killing blow against Zither Young Master in the end…
Otherwise, he could imagine that their Seven Star Sword Sect would surely be in utter chaos.
“What’s going on?” Zither Young Master struggled to stand up, and his face was gloomy when he felt the injuries on his body.
He consumed a medicinal pill right away to recover some of his injuries, then when he noticed the numerous strange gazes from the surroundings and saw Duan Ling Tian who stood on the life and death arena without the slightest injury, his face went pale.
“No… Impossible! How could this be possible? You… You were undoubtedly killed by me, how can you possibly be alive?” Zither Young Master saw Duan Ling Tian and it was as if he’d seen a ghost as he cried out loudly in shock.
Duan Ling Tian looked at Zither Young Master with a gaze that contained no feelings.
If it wasn’t for being worried that the Seven Star Sword Sect would be implicated because of him, he would have killed Zither Young Master with a single slash earlier…
As for his own safety, he wasn’t worried, as worse come to worse, he could just leave!
At that time, not to mention Zither Young Master’s Master was an existence that was above the seventh level of the Void Initiation Stage, even if he was at the Void Interpretation Stage or Void Transformation Stage, he still might not be able to find Duan Ling Tian.
Zither Young Master’s current hysterical appearance entered into the eyes of the Seven Star Sword Sect higher-ups and disciples, and caused them to be unable to refrain from shaking their heads and sighing with emotion.
“Looks like Zither Young Master is really sick… He still thinks that Duan Ling Tian was killed by him now?”
“I never imagined that this kind of sickness that caused one to lose their mind really existed. I only heard of it in the past but have never seen it… Today, I can be considered to have gained knowledge.”
“Unfortunately… The dignified Zither Young Master, one of the five great young masters of the Azure Forest Imperial Kingdom actually has a strange sickness like this.”
The Seven Star Sword Sect disciples whispered in discussion.
Although their voices were soft, but it still entered into the ears of Zither Young Master, and caused his face to go gloomy.
Lost my mind?
These Seven Star Sword Sect disciples said I lost my mind?
Zither Young Master took a deep breath and slightly sobered up, then he started to clear up his thoughts.
“I undoubtedly killed Duan Ling Tian earlier… But now, Duan Ling Tian is actually standing there all fine and well, and he actually didn’t die! What’s going on?” Traces of coldness suddenly arose within Zither Young Master’s heart.
Could it be that I’ve really lost my mind?
“Duan Ling Tian!” Zither Young Master looked at Duan Ling Tian with a slightly cold gaze, then he once again flashed up the life and death arena to stand in confrontation with Duan Ling Tian.
“You’ve already lost… You would have already become a corpse earlier if I didn’t show mercy.” Duan Ling Tian glanced indifferently at Zither Young Master, and his tone was incomparably calm.
“Bulls**t!” Zither Young Master shouted coldly, his hand shook to once again descend onto the grade five spirit zither as he desired to pluck one of the zither strings on it to launch an attack at Duan Ling Tian once again.
“Idiot!” Duan Ling Tian’s pupils squinted, and the dim light appeared once again in the depths of his eyes, and they were like two balls of strange flames that were burning.
Duan Ling Tian’s Spiritual Force fused into the soul brand before directly executing the soul skill exclusive to the soul brand.
Instantly, the area Zither Young Master was located in had once again fallen into the illusion space that Duan Ling Tian had built.
Under the gazes of everyone present, along with Duan Ling Tian’s figure flashing out, Zither Young Master instead seemed as if he didn’t see Duan Ling Tian’s movements, and he plucked the zither string to flash straight towards the place Duan Ling Tian was at earlier.
Subsequently, besides Duan Ling Tian, the pupils of everyone else present had constricted.
What did we just see?
“Hmph! Duan Ling Tian, this time I’ll make you die completely, and there’ll be no possibility for you to survive anymore!”
At this moment, within the field of vision of everyone, Zither Young Master was speaking to the air, and the spirit zither’s strings in his hand was ceaseless plucked out to seem to transform into numerous sharp arrows that flashed out swiftly and fiercely blasting onto the spot Duan Ling Tian stood at earlier.
Swish! Swish! Swish! Swish! Swish!
The zithers strings flashed out, causing piercing howls to continuously sound out in the air.
Bang! Bang! Bang! Bang! Bang!
The place Duan Ling Tian stood at earlier was completely in ruins, as it was completely destroyed by Zither Young Master and it was filled with holes and cracks.
“HAHAHAHA!” Finally, Zither Young Master stopped attacked and started laughing loudly once more with a laughter that was filled with boundless arrogance.
“Duan Ling Tian, I’ve already shattered your corpse to pieces… Let me see how you come back to life this time!” Zither Young Master looked complacently at the ground that he’d ruined with a savage expression on his face, as if he’d seen Duan Ling Tian’s mangled body that had been torn into pieces…
Whereas in the world in Zither Young Master’s eyes, it was indeed so.
“This Zither Young Master has truly gone mad!”
“Looks like so long as this Zither Young Master attacks, he will be struck by illness… His sickness that causes him to lose his mind is truly bizarre.”
“Now, I feel he’s slightly pitiable. He obviously has a strength that far surpasses Senior Brother Duan Ling Tian, but because of this sickness of his, he’s bound to be a piece of meat on Senior Brother Duan Ling Tian’s chopping block.”
The crowd of Seven Star Sword Sect disciples could help but sigh with emotion.
Most people present including most of the Seven Star Sword Sect higher-ups all had similar thoughts at this moment.
Only the Seven Star Sword Sect’s Leader, Linghu Jin Hong, and at the Mizar Peak’s Master, Zheng Fan, looked at each other with tacit understanding, and they both saw astonishment in each other’s eyes.
“Sect Leader, could all this be Duan Ling Tian’s doing?” Zheng Fan’s voice transmission entered into Linghu Jin Hong’s ears, and his voice was filled with terror.
“It’s possible.” Linghu Jin Hong’s voice transmission was filled with seriousness. “But, I don’t know what ability has Duan Ling Tian executed… I, Linghu Jin Hong, have never seen or heard of such an ability in my entire lifetime!”
“I suddenly have the feeling as if I’m a frog at the bottom of a well.”
To Linghu Jin Hong and Zheng Fan, no matter was it a soul attack of a Spiritual Force Attack, it was too far away from them and they had no way of knowing about it.
After all, human martial artists were ordinarily only able to come into contact with Spiritual Force Attacks after they broke through to the Martial Emperor Stage.
As for soul skills, that was an inherited secret skill that was possessed by some extremely rare demon beasts.
Even if it was the Foreign Lands where experts were numerous like the clouds, there were extremely few demon beasts that knew how to execute the mysterious soul skills before breaking through to become a Demon Emperor.
Whereas Duan Ling Tian’s luck was good and obtained a soul brand that the Inscription Master exhausted all his energy in his lifetime to research and create.
This soul brand was extremely hard to come by.
Even the Rebirth Martial Emperor’s didn’t successfully research and create a soul brand during his time… But for the sake of a soul brand, that Inscription Master had made himself live a dull life, and although he’d succeeded in the end, yet he was already at the end of his life and his days were numbered.
In the end, all this benefited Duan Ling Tian.
“Throughout Cloud Continent, I’m afraid there isn’t a second person that can reproduce what that senior had done… In other words, I’m afraid I’m the one and only person amongst human martial artist that is able to utilize soul skills via a soul brand before breaking through to the Martial Emperor Stage.” Duan Ling Tian thought in his heart and his feelings surged.
According to the memories of the Rebirth Martial Emperor, he’d gone through two lifetimes but had never once encountered a human martial artist that was able to execute attacks with Spiritual Force and interfere with the martial artist’s opponent before breaking through to the Martial Emperor Stage.
Although the soul brand left behind by that senior was unable to execute attack type soul skills, his auxiliary interference type soul skills was sufficient to allow Duan Ling Tian to be in an undefeatable position when facing martial artists with Spiritual Force that was weaker than his.
Just like the Zither Young Master, Zi Shang.
Zi Shang’s Spiritual Force was equal to his cultivation and was also at the Half-step Void Stage.
A Spiritual Force at the Half-step Void Stage was far inferior to Duan Ling Tian’s current Spiritual Force…
Moreover, Zi Shang wasn’t an Inscription Master.
Even if he broke through to the first level of the Void Prying Stage and his Spiritual Force increased in tow, it would still be impossible for him to be a match for Duan Ling Tian.
So long as Duan Ling Tian utilized the soul skill, Thousand Illusions, unless his Spiritual Force was able to attain the second level of the Void Prying Stage, otherwise a martial artist that wasn’t an Inscription Master like Zi Shang would be unable to escape from being thrown into disarray by the illusion space.
Under the gazes of everyone present, Duan Ling Tian arrived behind Zither Young Master once again, and the Violet Myrtle Flexible Sword in his hand flashed out before the body of blade once again descended onto Zither Young Master’s body, slapping him flying.
Zither Young Master flew out like an arrow leaving the bow, once again falling outside the life and death arena in a sorry state.
Zither Young Master became clear headed once again, and when he saw the scene before him, it was as if he’d seen a ghost. “No… Impossible… Duan Ling Tian, you’ve used a Demonic Technique! You’ve surely used a Demonic Technique! I undoubtedly tore you into pieces, how could you still be alive…? How could you possibly still be alive?!”
At this moment, the gaze Zither Young Master shot at Duan Ling Tian had a sense of fear within…
Fear had subconsciously arisen within him.
In next to no time, Zither Young Master’s eyes squinted and he suppressed the fear in his heart before looking at Duan Ling Tian with a gaze that contained an extra sense of bloodthirsty coldness. “I… I was actually afraid earlier? I was afraid before this kid who hadn’t even stepped into the seventh level of the Nascent Soul Stage?”
“No! Why would I be fearful before a kid that that still smells of milk? I want him dead! I want him dead!” After Zither Young Master realized he was really fearful, he felt boundless humiliation assault him, and it caused it to be unbearable for him.
As one of the five great young masters of the Azure Forest Imperial Kingdom, one of the top martial artists in the younger generation of the Azure Forest Imperial Kingdom, he had his own pride and he didn’t permit himself to be afraid in front of anyone…
But now, although he was unwilling to admit it, he was indeed afraid.
Afraid before a kid whose strength was far inferior to him.
As far as he was concerned, such a humiliation could only be completely washed away by the death of this kid.
“Hmm?” Duan Ling Tian noticed the killing intent in Zither Young Master’s eyes.
“What? You still want to continue?” Duan Ling Tian looked at Zither Young Master and his face sank as he said in a cold voice, “I’ve already shown mercy to you twice. If you’re still thickheaded, then don’t blame me for being ruthless!”
Zither Young Master’s heart shook, and his eyes emitted boundless malice.
“Duan Ling Tian… Duan Ling Tian… I’ll surely find a way to destroy your Demonic Technique, I surely will! The day I’m able to destroy your Demonic Technique is the day you die! I, Zi Shang, will surely kill you with my own two hands!” Zither Young Master roared angrily, and his eyes were filled with boundless killing intent.
The corners of Duan Ling Tian’s mouth curled into a wisp of disdain when he heard Zither Young Master’s howls.