Chapter 552: Red Clothed Young Man
Translator: KurazyTolanzuraytor Editor: Jay
“Demonic technique! Demonic technique!” In his sudden realization, Chai Jin couldn’t help but recall how Flute Fairy, Zi Yan, lost her composure in the Dragon and Phoenix Academy one year ago.
At that time, Flute Fairy said repeatedly that Duan Ling Tian knew demonic techniques.
But the crowd of people, including him, didn’t believe it.
When he thought back to it now, all of this just happened to fit.
Lost his mind?
He naturally knew his Senior Brother didn’t lose his mind, and it was precisely because of this that when he looked at Duan Ling Tian once again, his gaze was filled with terror.
“Demonic technique?” The expression of the Supreme Elder of the Black Fiend Sect, Qiu Cheng, went grim when he heard the words of Chai Jin who was supporting him, and he hurriedly asked in a low voice. “Jin, what exactly is going on?”
Chai Jin told Qiu Cheng of his guess in a low voice.
Qiu Cheng’s pupils constricted.
“Looks like Sun Rui didn’t die unjustly.” Qiu Cheng let out a mouthful of cold air, and the gaze he shot at the violet clothed young man in the distance was filled with fear.
“Unfortunately, disciple is useless, and I’m probably unable to avenge Senior Brother,” Chai Jin said bitterly.
“Jin!” Qiu Cheng’s gaze suddenly became fierce, and he shouted in a low voice. “You must completely forget the incident from today! You must not offend Duan Ling Tian in the future. Otherwise, it will only bring a calamity to you and the Black Fiend Sect!”
Qiu Cheng voice contained boundless fear mixed within.
Chai Jin’s figure stiffened, and although he had a belly full of unwillingness, he still nodded obediently.
He knew that his master wasn’t exaggerating things just to frighten him.
Duan Ling Tian was indeed that terrifying.
“As expected of Master!” Luo Rong looked at the faraway Duan Ling Tian with a gaze of burning fervor.
He originally intended that when Duan Ling Tian wasn’t a match for the Black Fiend Sect’s Sun Rui, then even if he had to risk losing face, he would still save Duan Ling Tian.
Yet he never imagined that Duan Ling Tian would actually kill Sun Rui so easily.
Of course, he didn’t think that Sun Rui was killed by Duan Ling Tian because he lost his mind.
Duan Ling Tian’s carefree expression from the beginning until the end allowed him to discern a trace of an inkling.
This Master had abilities that were beyond the imagination of ordinary people!
“Duan Ling Tian, you’ve really given me a pleasant surprise.” Chi Ming glanced at Duan Ling Tian with a complicated gaze.
After that, he announced the beginning of the genius competition.
For a time, it caused the attention of everyone present to move away.
The genius competition of the Azure Forest Imperial Kingdom was the selection process to head all the way to the Martial Competition of the Ten Dynasties.
It belonged to the selection at the Imperial Kingdom level.
As long as one was able to obtain the first five positions in the genius competition, one would be able to advance to the selections at the Empire level.
Today, the most outstanding young geniuses of the Azure Forest Imperial Kingdom has gathered exactly for the sake of those five positions.
“Duan Ling Tian will surely occupy one of the five positions… Besides him, there’s also Crazy Young Master, Sword Young Master, and Flame Young Master. In other words, there’s only one position for us.” Many people whispered in discussion.
“Fortunately, Zither Young Master and Saber Young Master aren’t present… Otherwise, we’d probably not even have the chance to compete for the last position.”
“Hmph! Even if Zither Young Master and Saber Young Master aren’t present, do you think you can compete and obtain that position? Don’t forget that there’s still Chai Jin, Ji Feng, and Sima Yang.”
“Besides those three people, there’s also the Little Prince of Prince Sheng’s Estate, Zhang Heng, and Flute Fairy, Zi Yan… They’re both Void Prying Stage martial artists as well!”
“Looks like so long as it’s a person that hasn’t stepped into the Void Prying Stage, then the person practically has no need to join the competition.”
“It’s indeed so.”
The group of young geniuses couldn’t help but sigh.
“Never mind, we’ll just take it as we’re watching a show.
His words quickly aroused the same feelings within most of the people present.
“Jin, you must do your best to obtain the last position.” The Black Fiend Sect’s Supreme Elder, Qiu Cheng, looked at Chai Jin who was beside him and said with a serious expression, “If you’re able to obtain this position, then as the one that recommended you, the Black Fiend Sect will be able to obtain the rewards from the Imperial Family.”
“Don’t worry Master, so long as Sword Young Master and Zither Young Master don’t come… Then I’m confident.” Chai Jin hurriedly nodded with a confident expression.
“For the sake of efficiency… Young geniuses below the Void Prying Stage will be considered to be automatically eliminated! If someone has objections, that person may challenge a Void Prying Stage martial artist. So long as the person is able to defeat his opponent, the person can continue in the following selections.” Chi Ming’s gaze swept past the crowd of young geniuses one by one.
No one had objections towards what Chi Ming said.
Martial artists below the Void Prying Stage indeed didn’t have the need to participate.
Even if they participated, it would impossible for them to obtain one of the five positions.
“Very good.” When he saw no one had objections, Chi Ming nodded and said, “Young geniuses at the Void Prying Stage, fall out!”
Instantly, the few Void Prying Stage young geniuses including Duan Ling Tian walked forward.
There were a total of nine of them.
Duan Ling Tian, Luo Zhan, Chen Shao Shuai, Zhang Yan, Chai Jin, Zi Yan, Ji Feng, Sima Yang, Zhang Heng.
Chi Ming stood before the nine people and spoke slowly. “Now, I’ll…”
Chi Ming never finished speaking in the end.
Because the attention of the people present were now drawn by the whistling of the wind that sounded out high above in the air.
The whistling of the wind was extremely ear piercing, and accompanying it was a swift figure that stepped down from the air.
This was a young man, and his entire body emitted a wave of fierce and peerless aura.
“It’s Saber Young Master!” In next to no time, there was someone that exclaimed in surprise.
“It’s really Saber Young Master, Long Yun… He actually rushed over now.” Subsequently, many people recognized him.
“Long Yun!” Duan Ling Tian’s gaze shot at the person that had arrived, and his gaze was fierce.
Besides being one of the five great young masters of the Azure Forest Imperial Kingdom, Saber Young Master; Long Yun was the foster son of the Sect Leader of the former Demonic Lotusblade Sect.
Whereas the Demonic Lotusblade Sect was one of the culprits that annihilated the Seven Star Sword Sect.
Although Long Yun wasn’t present when the former Seven Star Sword Sect wan annihilated, because of the relationship with Long Yun and the Sect Leader of the former Demonic Lotusblade Sect, Duan Ling Tian didn’t have the slightest good impression of him.
Long Yun stepped on the sky as he descended, and he firmly descended on an empty space at the side.
After a few years since they met the last time, Long Yun was much more mature when compared to before, and his sharp eyes contained a slight feeling of experience.
In next to no time, when Duan Ling Tian’s Spiritual Force enveloped onto Long Yun, Duan Ling Tian’s face instantly went grim, and it was as if Duan Ling Tian had seen something unbelievable.
“I’m not late, right?” Long Yun looked at Chi Ming and spoke indifferently.
Chi Ming shook his head.
“Saber Young Master!” Meanwhile, Luo Zhan, Chen Shao Shuai, and Zhang Yan’s gazes descended onto Long Yun.
But Long Yun seemed to not have the slightest interest towards these three people.
His sharp gaze descended onto Duan Ling Tian. “Duan Ling Tian, I lost at your hand all those years ago. Today, I’ll wash away that shame!”
Duan Ling Tian looked at Long Yun and he said indifferently, “Looks like Saber Young Master has acquired a fortuitous encounter during these past few years…”
Long Yun frowned and his heart sank.
Could it be that this Duan Ling Tian has noticed something?
“Saber Young Master!” Chai Jin’s expression was unsightly to the extreme when he saw Long Yun.
He originally thought that he would be able to obtain the last position today, but the arrival of Saber Young Master caused him to feel a wave of powerlessness.
Chai Jin took a deep breath and his eyes emitted a confident lustre. “Saber Young Master is only a person ranked at the end of the five great young masters… He might not be a match for me!”
“Saber Young Master has come as well… Looks like there’s no suspense towards the five positions to head towards the Darkstone Empire.” Many people sighed with emotion.
“Yeah, these five positions will surely be obtained by Duan Ling Tian and these four of the five great young masters!” Many people agreed to this.
But in next to no time, the people present couldn’t help but raise their heads.
High above in the air, another ear piercing howl of the wind swept out.
This was a red colored figure.
The person that had arrived was fully covered in red clothes, and he stepped on the air as he descended.
The person was a handsome young man with starry eyes and sword shaped brows, and as he stood there, he was like a sharp sword with oppressive sword energy.
“Looks like I’m not late.” The red clothed young man that was around the age of 27 muttered to himself.
“I don’t know… I’ve never seen him before!”
The people present were dumbstruck when they saw the young man that suddenly descended.
There was such a figure in the Azure Forest Imperial Kingdom?
A Void Prying Stage martial artist at such an age?
In terms of natural talent, his was probably only inferior to Duan Ling Tian in the Azure Forest Imperial Kingdom.
“Sword!” Chen Shao Shuai looked at the red clothed young man with eyes that emitted crazy battle intent.
He was able to discern that the red clothed young man was a sword cultivator as well.
Moreover, the attainments of the young man in Sword Force was great.
Otherwise, it would be impossible for the young man to reveal such shocking sword energy.
Whereas expressions of the experts of the older generation that were present became serious.
They’d discerned that the red clothed young man wasn’t simple.
“In terms of strength, this red clothed young man is probably no inferior to the five great young masters!” Many people thought to themselves.
“Another young expert has arrived!” Chai Jin’s face sank.
Whereas the expressions of Zhang Heng and the others weren’t slightly as well.
After all, Duan Ling Tian and the four people of the five great young masters were already existences that were difficult to surpass to them.
Now, another young expert with shocking strength had arrived.
Moreover, in terms of natural talent and comprehension, he seemed to not be inferior to the five great young masters.
“It’s you!” Right at this moment, Saber Young Master looked at the red clothed young man, and he frowned. “Martial Uncle Sword asked you to come here?”
The people present burst into an uproar when Long Yun said this.
“Saber Young Master knows him?”
“Martial Uncle Sword? Could it be that it’s a member of the Azure Forest Tri-Sect?”
“No! I’ve never heard of a figure in the Azure Forest Tri-Sect who uses the name Sword.”
“Who exactly is he?”
Most of the people present were unable to wrap their heads around it.
The red clothed young man looked at Long Yun and said indifferently, “Didn’t Martial Uncle Saber as you to come as well? Junior Brother Long.”
The way the red clothed young man addressed Sword Young Master caused the people present to be astounded.
He’s the Senior Brother of Saber Young Master?
“His age is obviously younger than Saber Young Master by a few years… Why is he…?” Many people were astonished.
In next to no time, everyone noticed that the gaze of the red clothed young man descended onto Duan Ling Tian.
The originally emotionless face of the red clothed young man revealed a wisp of a rare smile as he looked at Duan Ling Tian, and it seemed as if he’d seen a friend.
“Duan Ling Tian, long time no see.” The red clothed young man’s eyes were filled with reminiscence.