Chapter 585: Zhong Nan
Translator: KurazyTolanzuraytor Editor: Jay
“Hahahaha…” Huang Dong’s laughter completely suppressed the whispered discussions of the surrounding crowd of spectators.
Under the gazes of everyone present, Duan Ling Tian stood on the spot without moving like a mountain, yet his hand made a move.
He slowly raised his hand and pointed out.
A point force condensed into form from Origin Energy was accompanied by an ancient horned dragon in the sky as it whistled out menacingly and pierced through between Huang Dong’s brows.
A light sound resounded out, and a bloody hole appeared between Huang Dong’s brows before he stiffly fell down, entirely without a trace of life.
He was completely dead.
Up to this point, all five great young geniuses of the Bazho Imperial Kingdom had died.
On the high platform, the Bazho Imperial Kingdom’s representative, Wei Kun, and the other representative by his side had livid expressions, and their bodies trembled violently.
All the five young geniuses of their Bazho Imperial Kingdom had actually died…
Moreover, the young geniuses had died before their eyes.
These five people were all pillars of their Bazho Imperial Kingdom in the future.
“Chi Ming!” Influenced by his shame and rage, Wei Kun looked at Chi Ming and spoke with a voice transmission that was filled with violent temper. “It’s you, it’s all because of you… All of this is because you intentionally dug a hole and make me jump in! It’s you who caused their deaths! It’s you!!”
When he heard Wei Kun’s voice transmission, Chi Ming slowly turned around to look at Wei Kun as if he was looking at an idiot. “Wei Kun, even if I dug a hole, jumping in or not seems to be your own choice, right?”
“Now, you still want to push all the responsibility onto me? First think properly about how you’ll explain this matter to the Emperor of your Bazho Imperial Kingdom once you return… Hahahaha…” Chi Ming’s voice transmission was filled with elated laughter.
In the past, because of the mineral vein competition between the two imperial kingdoms, although the Azure Forest Imperial Kingdom and the Bazho Imperial Kingdom didn’t start a war, yet they were like fire and water.
They wished for nothing more than to annihilate the other and celebrate after.
Presently, when he saw all of the five most outstanding young geniuses of Bazho Imperial Kingdom die, Chi Ming was extremely happy as well.
Moreover, as far as Chi Ming was concerned, all of this was because Wei Kun and the five young geniuses from Bazho Imperial Kingdom had taken the initiative to provoke them.
Otherwise, the end might have not been like this.
As the saying goes, don’t go too far when doing something, so that there’s always room for turning back.
The members of the Bazho Imperial Kingdom had obviously not done what these words preached.
“Seventh level of the Void Prying Stage!” Meanwhile, the surroundings went into an uproar.
After Long Yun and Su Li, the violet clothed young man on the combat ring had become the center of attention as expected.
“The Azure Forest Imperial Kingdom is truly heaven defying! First an eighth level Void Prying Stage young genius appeared, then a ninth level Void Prying Stage young genius appeared… Now, the youngest amongst them is actually a seventh level Void Prying Stage martial artist!”
“Based on his looks, he’s at most around the age of 25… Such natural talent is sufficient to cause all the young geniuses of our Darkstone Empire to blush with shame.”
“After today, the Azure Forest Imperial Kingdom is bound to become famous in the entire Darkstone Empire… Or speaking in a more normal way, this Azure Forest Imperial Kingdom has become completely hot!”
The surrounding crowd of spectators discussed animatedly, and their words were filled with emotional sighs.
“Duan Ling Tian.” Chen Shao Shuai and Luo Zhan looked at Duan Ling Tian with faces that were covered in smiles, and they felt happy for Duan Ling Tian.
Of course, there were still slightly shocked in their hearts…
Duan Ling Tian had actually broken through to the seventh level of the Void Prying Stage!
This was something that they didn’t know beforehand.
“Duan Ling Tian had broken through to the seventh level of the Void Prying Stage?” Long Yun stood on the combat ring as he looked at Duan Ling Tian who was on another combat ring, and his expression became slightly gloomy. “His natural talent is actually so strong?”
Although Long Yun himself had broken through to the eighth level of the Void Prying Stage, possessing such improvements in a short one year of time was sufficient to make anyone shocked.
But only he knew himself that the reason he had such improvements was completely because he’d successively consumed two spirit fruits during this year…
One of these spirit fruits was even similar to the reward provided to the person that obtained the honor of being the number one young genius in the Empire, the Void Fuse Fruit!
So, he didn’t have much yearning towards the Void Fuse Fruit.
Besides obtaining one of the ten positions to head to the Darkhan Dynasty and participate in the Dynasty Martial Competition, his objective was to defeat Duan Ling Tian.
“I wonder if Duan Ling Tian’s demonic technique is still effective towards me after I broke through to the eighth level of the Void Prying Stage now.” Long Yun thought in his heart.
“Where exactly did Duan Ling Tian learn that demonic technique? Even Master doesn’t know what exactly that demonic technique is.” This was something that was extremely unbelievable in Long Yun’s opinion.
After all, his Master was the strongest existence he’d seen with his own two eyes in his entire lifetime, and even his Master being unable to see through Duan Ling Tian’s demonic technique caused him to feel that it was slightly difficult to accept.
“Duan Ling Tian, you didn’t disappoint me as expected.” Su Li’s chilly face was suffused with a wisp of a smile now.
He’d known Duan Ling Tian when he was 18.
At that time, Duan Ling Tian was only a 16 year old youth.
Later on, when Duan Ling Tian revealed his strength time after time, it even caused him to feel a wave of powerlessness.
When they passed through the Iron Blood Army’s Genius Camp’s test and entered Paladin Academy together, he was even thrown off far behind by Duan Ling Tian.
At that time, he felt that it would be impossible for him to chase up to Duan Ling Tian again in his entire lifetime.
Unexpectedly, the many unforeseen events that happened later on caused him to encounter his current Master, and he’d completely chased up to Duan Ling Tian and even surpassed Duan Ling Tian.
In the past, this was something that he didn’t dare imagine.
“Not bad, not bad… The Azure Forest Imperial Kingdom hides many talents! What’s your name?” King Yong’s burning gaze descended onto Duan Ling Tian as he asked with a light smile.
Under numerous envious and jealous gazes, Duan Ling Tian nodded to King Yong. “King Yong, I’m Duan Ling Tian!”
Duan Ling Tian!
Instantly all the people present deeply remembered this name.
“Duan Ling Tian? Ling Tian… It’s a good name.” King Yong lightly smiled as he nodded. “I hope that you’ll be able to obtain one of the ten positions to head to the Darkhan Dynasty this time… I think highly of you.”
I think highly of you.
A short sentence from King Yong had pushed Duan Ling Tian to the front of the storm.
“Duan Ling Tian!” Prince Sheng, who sat by Chi Ming’s side, had an ashen expression.
He never imagined that Duan Ling Tian had actually acquired such a great breakthrough suddenly.
The eyes of the numerous young geniuses from the various powers and various Imperial Kingdom’s went red.
“I’ll come try your strength!” In next to no time, a blue clothed young man flew up to ascend to the combat ring and stand in confrontation with Duan Ling Tian.
This was a seventh level Void Prying Stage martial artist just like Duan Ling Tian, and he even had a grade five spirit weapon to rely on his hands.
However, it was precisely because he only comprehended Half-step Advanced Force that it caused him to be blasted off the combat ring by Duan Ling Tian in a single move.
From the beginning until the end, Duan Ling Tian didn’t utilize his soul skill.
As far as he was concerned, an existence like this wasn’t enough for him to utilize his soul skill.
As for the two people from the Bazho Imperial Kingdom, he’d done it completely for the sake of playing a cruel joke on them…
The repeated provocation and killing intent revealed by the young geniuses of the Bazho Imperial Kingdom had caused him to feel extreme rage that came from his heart.
“Advanced Wind Force!” The people present were shocked by Duan Ling Tian once again.
Possessing a cultivation at the seventh level of the Void Prying Stage at the age of only around 25 was already sufficient to shock them.
Now, he revealed Advanced Wind Force.
“Perhaps Duan Ling Tian’s comprehension ability and natural talent is entirely not inferior to Su Li… The Azure Forest Imperial Kingdom is a miraculous place, it’s actually able to give birth to such monsters!”
“If I have the chance, I’ll surely head to the Azure Forest Imperial Kingdom to pay my respects to this miraculous place.”
The surrounding crowd of spectators sighed with emotion.
On the other hand, the young geniuses present truly realized how terrifying Duan Ling Tian was at this moment.
Meanwhile, combat ring masters that no one challenged had appeared on the other combat rings.
Practically all these combat ring masters were existences at the eighth level of the Void Prying Stage.
Only two combat rings had four seventh level Void Prying Stage martial artists competing on it…
“Duan Ling Tian, right? I, Zhong Nan, will try your strength!” A figure flew up the combat ring Duan Ling Tian stood on, and sure enough, he drew the gazes of everyone present.
“It’s Zhong Nan!”
“Zhong Nan is finally making a move…”
“Zhong Nan is ranked the third amongst the younger generation of our Darkstone Empire. His cultivation is at the ninth level of the Void Prying Stage, and he has even comprehended first level Earth Concept!”
“Zhong Nan’s strength isn’t inferior to the Azure Forest Imperial Kingdom’s Su Li.”
The surrounding crowd of spectators went into an uproar.
Ranked the third amongst the younger generation of the Darkstone Empire?
Duan Ling Tian sized up the young man before him in surprise.
The young man was around the age of 35, and he possessed an ordinary appearance that belonged to the kind of being so ordinary he couldn’t be found in a crowd.
“Ninth level of the Void Prying Stage and comprehended first level Earth Concept, yet he’s actually only ranked third amongst the younger generation of Darkstone Empire?” Duan Ling Tian’s heart shook.
Looks like his earlier guess was very likely to be correct.
It was very like that an existence at the Void Initiation Stage and above was present amongst the young geniuses of Darkstone Empire.
“Although I suspect myself to be bullying the young in this battle… But I subconsciously think that you aren’t as simple as you seem on the surface.” Zhong Nan had a heavy expression when he faced Duan Ling Tian.
“What do you mean?” Duan Ling Tian couldn’t help but be stunned.
“There’s nothing to say about you defeating that seventh level Void Prying Stage martial artist earlier… Yet you obviously used an extraordinary ability when dealing with those two young geniuses from Bazho Imperial Kingdom.” This time, Zhong Nan sent a voice transmission into Duan Ling Tian’s ears.
Duan Ling Tian couldn’t help but be surprised when he heard this.
When everyone felt that the two young geniuses from Bazho Imperial Kingdom had lost their minds, this Zhong Nan had actually noticed an inkling?
With a raise of his hand, a completely pitch black rod appeared on Zhong Nan’s hand.
“Grade five spirit rod?” Duan Ling Tian’s brows raised, and he noticed the rob in Zhong Nan’s hand was a grade five spirit weapon at the first possible moment.
Zhong Nan was the first rod user Duan Ling Tian had seen in the recent years.
A rod was the ancestor of all weapons.
In the world, when sabers, swords, spears, and other weapons hadn’t been born, the weapons of everyone was the simplest rod.
So the rod could be said to be the ancestor of all weapons.
Of course, even though the rod was simple, wanting to use it properly wasn’t an easy thing.
Although a rod didn’t have an edge like a sword and saber…
But once it exploded out, its might was extremely overbearing, and it was even able to shatter the internal organs and all the bones in a person’s body.