Chapter 627: Elder Hu’s Death
Translator: KurazyTolanzuraytor Editor: Jay
“Dong Ming, are you questioning me?” Dong Ming’s face sank slightly when he heard Elder Hu.
“I didn’t mean it in that way… I just want to remind Elder Hu that if it wasn’t for me, it would impossible for you to enter the Sword Monarch’s Treasure.” Dong Ming spoke once more.
His words undoubtedly conveyed a single meaning: If it wasn’t for me possessing the key to the Sword Monarch’s Treasure, and if it wasn’t for me bringing you over, it would utterly be impossible for you to have a share of the Sword Monarch’s Treasure.
Dong Ming’s words caused Elder Hu’s expression to become even more gloomy.
For a time, he wanted to flare up.
But when his gaze unintentionally flashed past the two people on the ground that were calmly looking at him and Dong Ming, he couldn’t help but suppress his rage.
He took a deep breath and didn’t directly shed all pretenses with Dong Ming.
“I naturally remember that agreement… But, I didn’t obtain anything in the third level of the Sword Monarch’s Treasure this time, so how do I share the treasures with you equally?” Elder Hu’s expression returned to calm as he spoke indifferently.
Presently, Elder Hu had a shameless appearance.
You have your plans and I have a way to deal with it!
“You didn’t obtain anything?” Dong Ming’s face became gloomy.
Elder Hu’s shamelessness had exceeded his expectations.
“Elder Hu, according to my knowledge, amongst the tests in the third level, the first test’s reward is a spirit sword… The best was a grade one spirit sword, and the worst was a grade three spirit sword. Now, you’re telling me you didn’t obtain any treasures from the third level? Do you think I would believe you?!” As Dong Ming finished speaking, his tone contained slight rage, and he’d completely shed all pretenses. “Or perhaps, you think it’s easy to deceive me?”
“I don’t know what you’re talking about. What spirit sword? I don’t know anything.” Slight shock flashed past the depths of Elder Hu’s eyes, and he was obviously surprised that Dong Ming actually knew what he’d encountered, but his expression still remained unchanged as he continued speaking.
If it was someone that didn’t know any better, they person might have been deceived by him.
But would it be possible for him to deceive Dong Ming, who’d already found out about the tests of the third level?
“Elder Hu, I can forgo that spirit sword you obtained… But please take out the other treasures that you obtained.” Dong Ming spoked directly.
“Hmph! I’ve already told you that I didn’t obtain any treasures. If you still dare to continue grumbling endlessly, then I’ll surely kill you.” Elder Hu spoke with a gloomy expression, and his tone was filled with a threatening intent.
“Hahahaha…” Suddenly, Dong Ming started laughing loudly, and his laughter was filled with dreariness. “I truly never imagined that before absolute benefit, Elder Hu would change just like that! If I knew earlier, then even if I brought a dog into the Sword Monarch’s Treasure, it would be better than bringing you along.”
“You… You dare insult me as being lower than a dog?” Elder Hu’s expression went dark, the Origin Energy on his body skyrocketed like a ball of exceedingly raging white flames, and it was ready to charge over and swallow up Dong Ming at any moment.
“Could it be that you aren’t?” After shedding all pretenses, Dong Ming didn’t have any scruples. “If you think you aren’t, then do you dare to remove the ownership of the Spatial Ring in your hand and allow me to take a look? If there isn’t a grade three spirit sword or above within it, then I’ll surely not pester you again.”
“Dong Ming, if you still don’t move away, you’ll surely die a graveless death!” Every word Dong Ming said caused Elder Hu’s expression to become slightly unsightly, and in the end, Elder Hu completely flared up.
The Origin Energy on his body became even deeper, and the energy of his Concept was faintly noticeable within it.
He was prepared to make a move and kill Dong Ming right away.
“Dong Ming, where did you find this old fellow? He’s actually so shameless.” Suddenly, Duan Ling Tian had already soared into the sky to stand by Dong Ming’s side, and he shrugged as he spoke lazily.
“You!!” When he saw Duan Ling Tian wanting to stand up for Dong Ming, Elder Hu’s face became grim, and slight fear was contained between his brows.
He wasn’t afraid of Duan Ling Tian, but he was afraid of the young girl by Duan Ling Tian’s side.
Even if he obtained some benefits from the third level of the Sword Monarch’s Treasure, and his strength had increased quite a bit, he knew that he was far from being able to be a match for this young girl.
The gap between the Void Initiation Stage and the Void Interpretation Stage was too big, like a chasm that was difficult to surmount.
“What about me?” Duan Ling Tian glanced slightly lazily at Elder Hu as he asked indifferently.
“This matter is a private matter between me and Dong Ming, I hope you don’t interfere.” Elder Hu took a deep breath and tried his best to suppress the flames of rage in his heart.
“What if I must interfere?” A smile suddenly hung on Duan Ling Tian’s face.
He smiled brightly and brilliantly, yet when this smile entered into the eyes of Elder Hu, it instead caused his face to go ominous.
But Elder Hu’s expression swiftly returned to normal, and he glared fiercely at Dong Ming before saying via voice transmission, “Dong Ming, you win this time! Even if I spare your life today, you won’t be so lucky in the future.” After he finished speaking, Elder Hu stepped up into the sky and intended to leave.
When they saw Elder Hu wanting to leave, Dong Ming and Duan Ling Tian stood on the spot and didn’t make any movements.
Right at this moment, a cold wind that was filled with an icy cold aura blew by, and a beautiful figure had appeared at the exit.
This was a yellow clothed young girl, and as she stood there, the surrounding air seemed to be frozen by the icy cold aura that effused out from her…
The young girl’s appearance was beautiful, and it was obvious that when she grew up, she would surely be a drop dead gorgeous beauty.
“Young Miss Xue Nai.” When he saw the young girl appear and blood his way, Elder Hu took a deep breath and spoke slowly. “I’ve already decided to not make it difficult for Dong Ming, yet I wonder what you want to do by blocking my path?”
“What I want to do?” The yellow clothed young girl was precisely Han Xue Nai, and when she heard Elder Hu, a smile that was like the devil’s bloomed on her face. “I naturally want to kill you!”
At practically the instant that Han Xue Nai finished speaking, the surrounding air became slightly more icy cold.
Elder Hu’s face went ghastly pale.
Right at this moment, Han Xue Nai made a move. With a raise of her hand, a strong wind that was icy cold to the extreme swept out, and it enveloped Elder Hu from all directions, causing him to have nowhere to escape.
“No!!” Elder Hu’s face went deathly pale as he cried out sorrowfully, and then the Origin Energy beneath his feet skyrocketed as he wanted to flee before being frozen into an ice sculpture.
But would he be able to flee?
Needless to say, the speed of an eighth level Void Initiation Stage martial artist was extremely swift.
But would it be swifter than the speed of the attack of a Void Interpretation Stage expert like Han Xue Nai?
The answer was no.
The strong wind that was icy cold to the extreme swept out to cover Elder Hu’s body, causing him to be unable to flee.
In the next moment, Elder Hu’s body stiffen and stop on the spot before transforming into a lifelike ice sculpture.
Through the layer of ice, Elder Hu’s constricted pupils and panicked expression could be seen, and how terrified and despaired he felt before being transformed into an ice sculpture could be seen from this.
The Origin Energy on Elder Hu who’d been frozen into an ice sculpture was gradually distinguished, and it finally vanished without a trace.
Meanwhile, the ice sculpture fell and crashed onto the ground, transforming into pieces that covered the entire ground.
An eight level Void Initiation Stage martial artist, dead!
Along with Han Xue Nai raising her hand, an ice fragment on the ground flew up to descend into her hand, and there was a Spatial Ring within it.
Through the surface layer of the ice fragment, it could be seen that the Spatial Ring was extremely simple and of low grade.
“Here!” At the instant that Han Xue Nai spoke, Origin Energy bloomed in her hand, causing the ice fragment to gradually melt and only leave the Spatial Ring behind in the end, and then with a raise of her hand, she tossed the Spatial Ring in her hand to Dong Ming.
Dong Ming hurriedly received it and looked gratefully at Han Xue Nai. “Thank you Young Miss Xue Nai! Thank you Young Miss Xue Nai!”
“You’ve helped Big Brother Ling Tian, and he wants to help you as well. So I naturally won’t stand idly by.” Han Xue Nai nodded lightly.
Duan Ling Tian stood nearby and smiled lightly. “Xue Nai, we ought to leave as well.”
Xue Nai replied with a smile before soaring into the sky and leaving the Sword Monarch’s Treasure with Duan Ling Tian and Dong Ming, then they passed through the Inscription Formation that enveloped to entrance to once again return to the depths of the sea.
At the entrance to the Sword Monarch’s Treasure, the enormous creature that lay there finally moved.
“Big Guy!” Xue Nai was the first to fly out and descend on the back of the enormous creature.
“Aowu~” When it saw Han Xue Nai, the enormous creature cried out in a low voice, and its voice contained slight trembling mixed within. Obviously, it had a lingering fear in its heart.
The enormous creature was precisely the Three-Eyed Flame Tiger, the Empire Guarding Demon Beast of the Darkstone Empire.
Duan Ling Tian and Dong Ming followed Xue Nai to return to the back of the Three-Eyed Flame Tiger, and being enveloped by the Three-Eyed Flame Tiger’s Origin Energy barrier allowed them to not have to worry about withstanding the pressure in the depths of the sea.
“Big Guy, let’s go!” Along with Han Xue Nai speaking, the Three-Eyed Flame Tiger’s stomped on the ground with its four limbs.
At the depths of the sea, the ground quaked and the mountains shook.
The Three-Eyed Flame Tiger transformed into a swift flowing light that flashed upwards, and everywhere it passed, the sea water split into two stream that spread out to both sides of the Three-Eyed Flame Tiger, causing it to seem extremely mighty.
Not long after, Duan Ling Tian and the others rode the Three-Eyed Flame Tiger to leave the boundlessly vast ocean to return to the surface.
All along the way, although they’d encountered many fierce beasts, yet they were directly slaughtered by the Three-Eyed Flame Tiger.
As for demon beasts, when faced with such a terrifying existence as the Three-Eyed Flame Tiger, they’d long ago been terrified to the point of hiding away.
This area of sea was not far away from Cloud Continent, and the demon beasts that lurked here had ordinary strengths.
If the Three-Eyed Flame Tiger wanted to, it was completely capable of dominating this entire area of sea with its formidable strength.
“Big Guy, let’s return to the Darkstone Empire first,” said Duan Ling Tian to the Three-Eyed Flame Tiger.
He intended to first send Dong Ming back before returning to the Darkhan Dynasty’s Capital.
“Unknowingly, another few months have passed, and the Dynasty Martial Competition is getting closer and closer.” As he looked at the direction of the Darkhan Dynasty, Duan Ling Tian’s gaze flickered and he muttered in his heart.
After notifying Xue Nai and Dong Ming, Duan Ling Tian sat cross-legged on the back of the Three-Eyed Flame Tiger and started cultivating.
Nine Dragons War Sovereign Technique, Earth Dragon Form!
At the same time, a milky white stone appeared in Duan Ling Tian’s hand, and it was exactly the low grade Origin Stone he’d obtained in the Sword Monarch’s Treasure.
Presently, Duan Ling Tian held the low grade Origin Stone and absorbed the condensed Origin Energy of heaven and earth within the Origin Stone to cultivate, and his cultivation advanced at a tremendous pace that couldn’t be compared to his previous speed.
As he felt the boundless Origin Energy within his body, the corners of Duan Ling Tian’s mouth curled into an indistinct light smile.
Low grade Origin Stones were consumed one after the other by Duan Ling Tian, whereas, Duan Ling Tian’s cultivation was advancing at an extremely terrifying speed as well…