Chapter 540: Duan Ling Tian’s Cage Battle
Translator: KurazyTolanzuraytor Editor: Jay
“Is there any guest that wants to undergo a cage battle with this Earth Bear?” The old man within the Caged Battle Arena spoke out to confirm once more.
“Half-Step Advanced Earth Force and drawing support from the energy of the earth? The strength of 6,800 ancient mammoths? Slightly interesting.” Duan Ling Tian calmed his feelings that were surging because of the Scarlet Phoenix blood and the corners of his mouth curled into a meaningful arc.
In the next moment, Duan Ling Tian left his seat and seemed to have transformed into a bolt of lightning that shot towards the enormous iron cage that enveloped the entire arena.
In the sky, 6,000 ancient mammoth silhouettes condensed into form.
“Squeak squeak~” The little gold mouse stayed at the seat and looked excitedly at Duan Ling Tian who dashed towards the arena, and it was as if she was cheering for Duan Ling Tian.
“Fourth… Fourth level Void Prying Stage!” The face of Prince Sheng’s Estate’s Little Prince, Zhang Heng, who sat nearby with feelings of indignant resentment became extremely unsightly.
Never had he imagined that the young man that was ridiculed by him earlier actually possessed such a terrifying strength.
Most importantly, this young man’s age was obviously younger than him by a few years.
“His age looks to be around 25… Yet his cultivation is at the fourth level of the Void Prying Stage? Exactly who is he?” The crowd of spectators nearby the spectating area Duan Ling Tian sat at were all curious.
“He came with Crazy Young Master… Could it be that he’s a member of the Dragon and Phoenix Academy?”
“Amongst the genius students in the Dragon and Phoenix Academy, it seems that only the genius disciple of the former Seven Star Sword Sect, Duan Ling Tian, conforms to these conditions… Could it be that he’s Duan Ling Tian?”
“Besides Duan Ling Tian, our Azure Forest Imperial Kingdom doesn’t have any other monstrous genius like this.”
In next to no time, the spectators guessed Duan Ling Tian’s identity from their discussions.
“Duan Ling Tian!”
“Duan Ling Tian!”
Along with the passage of time, practically all the few tens of thousands of spectators in the entire Caged Battle Arena knew that the young man that entered the arena now was Duan Ling Tian.
Duan Ling Tian, the genius disciple of the former Seven Star Sword Sect.
A few years ago, he’d once defeater Saber Young Master and Zither Young Master, causing his name to shake the Azure Forest Imperial Kingdom.
Later on, the Seven Star Sword Sect was annihilated and Duan Ling Tian had entered the Dragon and Phoenix Academy, and he revealed a natural talent and comprehension ability that was even more monstrous than the rumors said…
Since that time, Duan Ling Tian seemed to have become a legend of the Azure Forest Imperial Kingdom.
Now Duan Ling Tian wanted to enter the arena and battle the Earth Bear?
For a time, their hearts were filled with anticipation.
“He’s that Duan Ling Tian?!” Zhang Heng’s face sank.
Although he was wandering about outside of the city for many years and had only returned lately, Duan Ling Tian’s name was like thunder reverberating in his ears.
Duan Ling Tian, a peerless and monstrous genius that had suddenly risen to prominence a few years ago. After he rose, he seemed to press down the limelight of the five great young masters of the Azure Forest Imperial Kingdom.
He was called the unprecedented genius martial artist of the Azure Forest Imperial Kingdom!
The expression of the old man that stood behind Zhang Heng became serious.
When Duan Ling Tian arrived before the enormous iron cage, the worker of the arena had a reverent expression as he walked forward and opened up the door that led to the arena.
From the beginning until the end, Duan Ling Tian had a calm expression as he watched this.
In the next moment, Duan Ling Tian’s figure moved, seeming to have transformed into a gale that flashed into the arena.
Duan Ling Tian stood in midair and looked calmly at the Earth Bear that was beneath the old man’s leg.
“Roar!!” The Earth Bear seemed to know why Duan Ling Tian had come, and its scarlet red eyes revealed icy coldness.
Not only that.
Bang! Bang! Bang! Bang! Bang!
The Earth Bear continued to struggle beneath the old man’s feet, and the Origin Energy and Half-step Advanced Earth Force shot out from its body, causing the ground of the entire Caged Battle Arena to quake.
“Duan Ling Tian!” The old man that was in-charge of presiding over the Caged Battle Arena looked at Duan Ling Tian with a gaze that revealed slight surprise. “The peerless genius of the former Seven Star Sword Sect has a well-deserved reputation as expected… But, are you sure you want to undergo a caged battle with the Earth Bear?
“After all, with your natural talent and strength, it isn’t difficult for you to win one of the five places to head to the Darkstone Empire in the Genius Competition half a month from now.”
“If I was you, I’d surely not take the risk.” The old man spoke word by word.
His words seemed to have the intention of persuading Duan Ling Tian.
“Thank you for your concern, Senior… But I’ve already decided.” Duan Ling Tian smiled lightly and was neither arrogant nor humble.
“Very good.” The old man nodded. “Since you’ve decided, then if I say anything further, it would seem to be slightly annoying… Get ready, I’ll leave this Earth Bear after the time of ten breaths! At that time, between you and the Earth Bear, only one of you can survive.”
Duan Ling Tian nodded.
The time of ten breaths wasn’t long.
However, at this moment, the crowd of spectators in the spectating area had all held their breaths.
After a short moment, they once again went into an uproar.
“Duan Ling Tian is too rash!”
“Yeah, his future is limitless. There’s no need to enter the Caged Battle Arena and take a risk.”
“Although I heard long ago that he’d comprehended two Half-step Advanced Forces, he’d only be stronger by the strength of 200 ancient mammoths when compared with the Earth Bear that has drawn support from the energy of the earth.”
“Not only can the Earth Bear draw support from the energy of the earth, it even possesses extremely tough fur and skin. If it’s combined with Earth Force and the energy of the earth, it can form an extremely terrifying defense!”
“I hope he can kill the Earth Bear and escape this calamity… Otherwise, our Azure Forest Imperial Kingdom will lose an important genius.”
The hearts of many spectators were at their throats for Duan Ling Tian.
As far as they were concerned, Duan Ling Tian’s situation was extremely bad.
“Hmph! Overestimating your abilities.” Zhang Heng laughed in ridicule, and his eyes contained a slight mocking expression mixed within. “Daring to enter the arena and undergo a caged battle with the Earth Bear is simply courting death!”
“No matter if he’s courting death or not… It’s much better than some people. Some people might even not have the courage to enter the arena and not have the courage to battle the Earth Bear.” Chen Shao Shuai spoke indifferently as he ridiculed in return.
His words were utterly blunt.
Similar to Luo Zhan, he didn’t take Zhang Heng seriously in the slightest.
“What did you say?!” Zhang Heng’s face was gloomy, and the Origin Energy on his body surged as if he wanted to launch an attack towards Chen Shao Shuai.
Whereas Chen Shao Shuai wasn’t worried in the slightest, and he had a calm expression.
His eyes flickered with a fierce sheen, and they were like swords that would shoot out at his call!
“Little Prince!” Zhang Heng was just intending to leave his seat when he was stopped by the old man behind him.
“Elder Ping, what’re you doing?” Zhang Heng had an extremely unsightly expression as he asked with a low voice.
The old man didn’t pay attention to Zhang Heng and instead looked at Chen Shao Shuai with a burning gaze. “If I’m not wrong, you ought to be Sword Young Master, right?”
Chen Shao Shuai’s eyes that were like swords swept past the old man as he said indifferently, “The member of Prince Sheng’s Estate aren’t simple as expected.”
At this moment, Chen Shao Shuai had undoubtedly admitted his own identity.
“Sword Young Master?!” When Zhang Heng heard the old man’s words, his expression went pale.
Now when he heard Chen Shao Shuai confirm it, he felt his back become chilly…
He felt a wave of powerlessness and humiliation in his heart.
These three fellows that he looked down upon earlier had actually caused terror to arise from his heart now.
This feeling caused him to feel extremely uncomfortable.
“Ten breaths of time is up!” Right at this moment, a sonorous voice sounded out from the arena.
Subsequently, the spectators present were able to see clearly that the old man who stood on the back of the Earth Bear and intentionally restrained the Earth Bear has risen up into the sky.
“Roar!!” After the old man left, the Earth Bear roared explosively as it regained its freedom, and its pair of scarlet red and fierce eyes stared fixedly at Duan Ling Tian.
Duan Ling Tian stood in the sky with a calm expression.
Finally, the Earth Bear moved.
Its enormous body abruptly strode forward, and its four thick and solid bear paws fiercely descended onto the ground.
A wave of quaking shook the ground.
One of the Earth Bear’s paws suddenly raised up, and Origin Energy condensed and Half-step Advanced Earth Force suffused on its sharp claws.
In the sky, 6,500 ancient mammoth silhouettes condensed into form and accumulated strength while waiting to be deployed.
Instantly, accompanied with the Earth Bear’s claw flashing out, the vast and boundless Origin Energy immediately transformed into a material claw mark that flashed directly towards Duan Ling Tian.
It seemed as if it wanted to tear Duan Ling Tian into pieces!
Duan Ling Tian gazed at the scene before him with a calm gaze, and he had no intention of dodging.
Suddenly, Duan Ling Tian made a move.
With a raise of his hand, Duan Ling Tian pointed out.
The point force condensed into form by Origin Energy was accompanied by Half-step Advanced Lightning Force and Half-step Advanced Wind Force as it swept out.
In the sky, 7,000 ancient mammoth silhouettes condensed into form.
The Tempest Point’s point force was like a falling meteor as it descended towards the Origin Energy claw mark.
The Tempest Point’s point force easily shattered the Origin Energy claw mark and didn’t lose momentum in the slightest as it descended and crashed onto the Earth Bear.
“Roar!!” Practically at the instant the Tempest Point’s point force shattered the Origin Energy claw mark, a layer of material Origin Energy light barrier had appeared on the surface of the Earth Bear’s body.
Not only that, Half-step Advanced Earth Force followed like a shadow on the Origin Energy light barrier.
Besides that, the Earth Bear had also drawn support from the energy of the earth.
In the sky above the Earth Bear, another 300 ancient mammoth silhouettes appeared beside the existing 6,500 ancient mammoth silhouettes…
It was precisely the strength the energy of the earth had bestowed upon the Earth Bear.
The Tempest Point blasted onto the Earth Bear, and at the same time that it shattered the Origin Energy light barrier on the surface of the Earth Bear’s body, the point force dispersed along with it.
The Earth Bear’s body only shook, yet wasn’t injured in the slightest.
“What a formidable defense!” Duan Ling Tian’s brows raised.
The exchange of moves between Duan Ling Tian and the Earth Bear had only occurred in the blink of an eye…
However, merely a collision of a single move had lifted the atmosphere of the scene.
Today, at this moment, the atmosphere in the Caged Battle Arena had almost arrived at the peak.
“Duan Ling Tian!”
“Duan Ling Tian!”
Many spectators cried out sharply with Duan Ling Tian’s name.
Of course, everyone had different thoughts.
“Duan Ling Tian is actually like the rumors say and has comprehended two types of Half-step Advanced Force!” Zhang Heng’s expression was unsightly to the extreme, and strands of flames of jealousy leaped about deep within his eyes.
“He’s so many years younger than me, but on what basis does he have such high comprehension ability?” Zhang Heng’s feelings were slightly warped and he was extremely not resigned.
He felt his natural talent and comprehension ability was already not bad, and it even wasn’t much inferior to those five great young masters.
However, before Duan Ling Tian, he instead seemed to be ordinary to the extreme.
He felt it was difficult to accept all this.