Chapter 529: First Leader of the Bandits
Translator: KurazyTolanzuraytor Editor: Jay
“Duan Ling Tian… You said an amplification of 60%? Are you sure?” Duan Ling Tian’s words caused Chi Ming’s figure to trembled, and he shook while having an expression of disbelief.
A grade four spirit weapon that provided a 60% amplification.
That was a grade four spirit weapon that was the top grade amongst the top grade…
Even in the entire Darkhan Dynasty, it was an existence that could be called a treasure!
“Yes.” Duan Ling Tian nodded. “The grade four spirit weapons refined by that weapons craftsman are all able to attain the effect of a 60% amplification…”
“But, Vice Dean Chi, are you sure you want to use the favor I owe you on this grade four spirit weapon?” Duan Ling Tian looked at Chi Ming and asked.
Chi Ming went silent when he heard this.
After a short moment, he took a deep breath and nodded.
“I understand.” Duan Ling Tian nodded. “After this mission ends, tell me what spirit weapon you want to be refined… At that time, I’ll contact that Weapons Craftsman and make a custom grade four spirit weapon for you!”
“Of course, only after I see that Weapons Craftsman would I know what materials are needed to refine your spirit weapon.” As Duan Ling Tian finished speaking, he heaved a sigh of relief.
He was extremely happy that he was able to return the favor he owed Chi Ming so easily.
As for the matter that he himself was the grade four Weapons Craftsman was something he didn’t say.
After all, it was too unbelievable.
“Alright!” Chi Ming nodded and his face flushed red in excitement. “At that time, pass the detailed list of materials to me and I’ll be responsible to find it for you.”
It wasn’t that Chi Ming didn’t think of the future value of this favor Duan Ling Tian owed him, but the temptation of a grade four spirit weapon was truly too great.
He was unable to endure the temptation.
Of course, many years later, Chi Ming would be extremely regretful every time he recalled the decision he made today.
All these were matters of the future.
Duan Ling Tian left the gorge and continued searching forward swiftly.
Days passed by, one by one.
Three days remained to the end of the mission, and Duan Ling Tian’s mission points were still stuck at 378 points.
“In the mission this time, Crazy Young Master, Luo Zhan, is in the lead at the moment… Luo Zhan’s points are at 462 points. Behind him is the Sword Young Master, Chen Shao Shuai with 422 points. Then it’s Flame Young Master with 406 points.” Chi Ming’s voice transmission sounded out by Duan Ling Tian’s ears.
“You’re currently ranked number four… No matter if it it’s Crazy Young Master, Sword Young Master, or Flame Young Master, they’d similarly annihilated two groups of bandits like you!” Chi Ming added.
Duan Ling Tian was stunned, then he sighed. “As expected of figures amongst the five great young masters, they’re really not simple.”
“Duan Ling Tian, you’re actually already not bad compared to them. You don’t have any knowledge of Blackwind Ridge… Whereas the three of them have frequently battled fierce beasts in Blackwind Ridge to temper themselves.” Chi Ming said, “So, their understanding of Blackwind Ridge far surpasses yours… This is also the reason that they found two groups of bandits each.”
Duan Ling Tian came to a sudden understanding.
Although there were no demon beasts in Blackwind Ridge, fierce beasts gathered like the clouds in Blackwind Ridge.
All along the way, a great number of fierce beasts had died at his hand.
But unfortunately, no matter how strong a fierce beast was, it didn’t carry even a single point.
If he wanted points, then he had to kill bandits.
“I, Crazy Young Master, Sword Young Master, and Flame Young Master have annihilated two groups of bandits each… Then wouldn’t the others have no points?” Duan Ling Tian asked curiously.
“How could that be possible?” Chi Ming shook his head. “The others many killed many bandits that were by themselves… Not everyone has your courage, daring to drive straight into the enemy’s’ den, and enter the lair of the bandits to carry out a slaughter.”
“That Chai Jin found a group of bandits as well… But he was extremely unfortunate, as the bandit leader of that group was a second level Void Prying Stage martial artist.” Chi Ming said, “In the end, he was nearly killed… Fortunately, our people save him.”
Duan Ling Tian nodded.
He’d fought Chai Jin and knew that although Chai Jin was a first level Void Prying Stage, he didn’t comprehend Force.
He belonged to the first level Void Prying Stage martial artists whose strength was at the bottom.
But, that Chai Jin is unfortunate indeed… According to the rules of the mission this time, he was saved by another and escaped with his life, so his points will be zero!” Duan Ling Tian felt sorrow for Chai Jin.
“Vice Dean Chi, could it be that the group of bandits remaining now are the group led by the First Leader?” Duan Ling Tian asked.
“Exactly.” Chi Ming replied then reminded. “Duan Ling Tian, Luo Zhan and Zhang Yan have already found the location of the First Leader of the bandits and his group… But, they’re both unwilling to join forces, so they’ve been constantly at a stalemate while hiding in the shadows.”
“After all, if they joined forces, then even if they killed the First Leader of the bandits, the points would be shared equally… Of course, what was most important was that even if they joined forces, they weren’t certain in being able to kill the First Leader of the bandits!”
Chi Ming’s words caused Duan Ling Tian’s figure to shake.
Crazy Young Master and Flame Young Master had already found the location of the bandit’s First Leader?
Looks like I have to make the best use of my time.
Two days later, Duan Ling Tian had finally found the location the First Leader of the bandits was hiding.
Presently, outside the gorge that the First Leader of the bandits was hiding in.
Besides Duan Ling Tian, there was also Crazy Young Master, Sword Young Master, and Flame Young master hiding here.
Besides Chai Jin’s points being cleaned out to zero and was automatically disqualified, all the other first level Void Prying Stage students of the academy were all gathered here.
“Continuing on like this is useless… The mission this time will end in a day.” When he saw Duan Ling Tian arriving late, the Sword Young Master, Chen Shao Shuai, spoke out to break the silence.
“If that First Leader is a fourth level Void Prying Stage martial artist, then unless the four of us join forces, otherwise, it’s utterly impossible for us to kill him!” said Luo Zhan.
“I have no objections,” said Zhang Yan.
In next to no time, the gazes of the three shot at Duan Ling Tian.
Duan Ling Tian glanced indifferently at the three of them, then he shrugged. “I’m sorry, I’m not interested!”
Duan Ling Tian’s words caused the three of them to be stunned.
Flame Young Master’s face sank. “Duan Ling Tian, even if just one of the four of us is lacking, it would probably be difficult for us to take the First Leader down! Even if the four of us attacked together, we don’t have sufficient certainty.
“If you don’t work together with us, then even if the mission time ends, that First Leader of the bandits would surely still be well and living… At that time, the academy would very likely determine our missions have failed!”
Flame Young Master’s words caused the expressions of Crazy Young Master and Sword Young Master to become serious.
If the mission this time was really determined to be a failure by the academy because the First Leader of the bandits was alive, then their actions earlier would be seen as useless.
Let alone fight for the Void Refining Fruit.
“I know that there’s some conflicts between us… But I hope you won’t be petty at this time!” The gaze Flame Young Master shot at Duan Ling Tian became fierce.
“Petty?” Duan Ling Tian laughed and glanced deeply at Zhang Yan. “Flame Young Master, you think too much of yourself… It isn’t because of the conflict between you and me that I don’t want to join forces with all of you.
“It’s instead because I feel there’s no need! I alone am sufficient to annihilate the First Leader of the bandits!” Duan Ling Tian’s voice was filled with confidence.
It caused Crazy Young Master, Sword Young Master, and Flame Young Master’s faces to freeze.
At this moment, Duan Ling Tian was able to feel three pairs of doubtful gazes.
The corners of Duan Ling Tian’s mouth lightly curled up as a wisp of an indifferent smile appeared.
The facts would prove everything.
In the next moment, Duan Ling Tian moved.
He flashed into the gorge that the bandit’s First Leader and his subordinates hid in.
“Duan Ling Tian is simply courting death!” When he saw Duan Ling Tian really charging in, Flame Young had an expression of disdain.
“I’m going to watch as well.” Sword Young Master’s figure flashed and he followed up.
Crazy Young Master followed closely behind.
“I want to properly watch the scene of Duan Ling Tian being saved from the hands of the First Leader of the bandits by Vice Dean Chi… At that time, Duan Ling Tian’s points will be reduced to zero!” Flame Young master followed up, and he had an expression of taking pleasure in Duan Ling Tian’s misfortune.
He’d never thought that Duan Ling Tian would be able to kill the First Leader of the bandits.
Although Duan Ling Tian had fought him to a tie that day, he didn’t use Force or a Spirit Weapon that day.
As far as he was concerned, his Force might be inferior to Duan Ling Tian.
But his strength was instead comparable to Duan Ling Tian’s strength and force together.
Whereas as the Third Prince of the Azure Forest Imperial Kingdom’s Imperial Family, he possessed a grade five spirit weapon.
This was something that was too high for Duan Ling Tian to reach!
After Duan Ling Tian entered the gorge, he noticed that besides Vice Dean Chi, Crazy Young Master’s group of three had followed as well.
He couldn’t help but frown.
“Vice Dean Chi, if I kill that First Leader of the bandits… Would they be able to reap the rewards of my victory and slaughter those other bandits?” Duan Ling Tian sent a voice transmission to ask Chi Ming who was concealed at the side.
No matter how small a mosquito was, it was still meat!
Perhaps, the mission points from a single bandit was little, but when added together, it was undoubtedly an extremely considerable number.
Just like the 378 points Duan Ling Tian possessed currently.
Amongst these points, the three Void Prying Stage martial artists only gave him 60 points, and the remaining points were all from the other bandits.
“Even if it’s the First Leader, he’s only worth 200 points. Perhaps, he isn’t worth more than the group of bandits subordinate to him…” Duan Ling Tian thought to himself.
He didn’t wish for someone to reap the benefits of his victory.
“Logically speaking, doing this can’t be considered to be going against the rules… If you have the confidence to kill the First Leader, then try your best to kill more of the other bandits with comparatively stronger strengths.” Chi Ming replied via voice transmission.
Although he felt it was unbelievable that Duan Ling Tian wanted to challenge the bandit’s First Leader by himself, but when he thought of Duan Ling Tian’s mysteriousness, he had an extra sense of anticipation in his heart.
“I can only do that.” Duan Ling Tian wasn’t surprised when he obtained the answer.
“Kill!” Duan Ling Tian’s gaze went cold as his figure flashed out, and he seemed to have transformed into a gale that swept towards the bandits nearby the entrance to the gorge.
As expected of the bandit lair that is led by the First Leader of the bandits.
There was a Half-step Void Stage bandit and two ninth level Nascent Soul Stage bandits amongst these bandits.
The bandits only reacted when Duan Ling Tian appeared before them, and they instantly attacked Duan Ling Tian.
In the sky, numerous lifelike ancient mammoth silhouettes condensed into form…