Chapter 679: Eight Bearer Palanquin
Translator: KurazyTolanzuraytor Editor: Jay
As he looked at the distant violet clothed young man, Zi Shang’s eyes stared wide open, and his body started trembling slightly.
At this moment, he seemed as if he’d seen his mortal enemy!
In truth, in Zi Shang’s heart, he’d long since taken the violet clothed young man before him to be a mortal enemy, and it was an irreconcilable enemy.
He was unable to forget the humiliation the violet clothed young man gave him that day for his entire lifetime.
As far as he was concerned, the hatred in his heart could only be vented with the violet clothed young man’s death!
“Hmm?” Zi Shang’s loss of composure was noticed by the old man that walked ahead of him, his master. “Zi Shang, what’s wrong?”
Zi Shang took a deep breath, his surging feelings were unable to calm down for some time, so he was temporarily unable to answer the old man.
“Senior.” Meanwhile, the nearby Zi Yan spoke. “It’s Duan Ling Tian! The Duan Ling Tian that utilized ‘demonic techniques’ to humiliate Big Brother at the Azure Forest Imperial Kingdom’s Seven Star Sword Sect’s Dubhe Peak all those years ago.”
“Duan Ling Tian?” When the old man heard Zi Yan, he followed along Zi Yan’s gaze to look at the distance second-class spectating area, and his gaze descended onto the group of people from the Darkstone Empire.
“That violet clothed young man, the youngest of them all… He’s Duan Ling Tian.” Zi Yan added.
“Him?” The old man’s brows raised as he muttered. “I heard that a shockingly young violet clothed young man had appeared during the first phase of the Dynasty Martial Competition yesterday… He looked to be around the age of 25, and his cultivation was at the seventh level of the Void Initiation Stage or above.”
“Could it be that it’s him?” As he finished speaking, a rare strand of bright light flashed pass the old man’s muddy eyes.
Seventh level of the Void Initiation Stage?
The old man’s words caused Zi Yan to be unable to help but be stunned, and she spoke with slight disbelief. “This… How could this be possible? How could Duan Ling Tian’s advancement possibly be so fast!?”
She was slightly unable to believe it.
Even though she’d witnessed Duan Ling Tian’s natural talent in the Martial Dao and knew that Duan Ling Tian’s natural talent was shocking, at that time, Duan Ling Tian was only stronger than the group of young geniuses in the Azure Forest Imperial Kingdom.
In the entire Darkhan Dynasty, the Azure Forest Imperial Kingdom was only a tiny place that wasn’t worth mentioning.
In the vast territory of the Darkhan Dynasty, experts were numerous like the clouds and geniuses gathered like clumps of clouds.
So in the entire Darkhan Dynasty, the group of young geniuses in the Azure Forest Imperial Kingdom were utterly nothing.
All of this was something that Zi Yan felt deeply after arriving at the Darkhan Dynasty.
But now, she heard Duan Ling Tian’s cultivation had actually already broken through to the seventh level of the Void Initiation Stage…
This truth caused her to be unable to accept it for some time.
“He’s participating in the Dynasty Martial Competition as well?” The nearby Zi Shang’s eyes lit up abruptly when he heard the old man, and the killing intent in his words were difficult to be concealed. “In this way, I have the chance to kill him with my own two hands before all the experts of the Darkhan Dynasty.”
Presently, Zi Shang’s mood seemed to have gradually calmed down, and the gaze he stared at Duan Ling Tian with didn’t contain the slightest feelings.
“I heard his strength isn’t bad, and he can be considered to be at the top amongst the young geniuses of the various Empires that fought yesterday… If nothing unexpected happens, both of you will have the chance to encounter each other.” The black clothed old man spoke with an expressionless face.
He’d heard of the matter between his disciple and the Seven Star Sword Sect’s Duan Ling Tian in the past.
Actually, with his strength and background, not to mention killing Duan Ling Tian, even annihilating the Seven Star Sword Sect was extremely easy.
But he didn’t do that because he wanted to allow his disciple to deal with it by himself.
He wanted Zi Shang to stand up from where he fell.
Since the beginning, he’d always taught his disciples like this.
“Yes.” Zi Shang nodded, and then they clustered around the old man as they headed onto the first-class spectating area.,
“Zither Young Master!” Duan Ling Tian naturally noticed Zi Shang’s icy cold gaze that contained killing intent, yet he paid no attention to it.
As far as he was concerned, unless Zi Shang possessed fortuitous encounters that were similar to him, otherwise, even if Zi Shang possessed a master in the Darkhan Dynasty, it would be impossible for Zi Shang to catch up to him.
Even if they really were to fight each other, Zi Shang could only be a piece of meat the chopping block.
“Eh.” When Duan Ling Tian saw Zi Shang and Zi Yan following behind the black clothed old man to head directly towards a first-class spectating area, he couldn’t help but be stunned.
Because presently, only that spectating area was completely empty amongst the nine first-class spectating areas in the Cage Battle Arena.
Moreover, that first-class spectating area just happened to be at the east, and it was obviously the first-class spectating area that belonged to the host, whereas, the host of the Cage Battle Arena was the Imperial Family of the Darkhan Dynasty!
“Who’s that old man? He’s actually ascending to the first-class spectating area that belongs specially to the Imperial Family.” Instantly, some people couldn’t refrain from exclaiming in surprise.
“Without the invitation of someone in the Imperial Family, even an existence with an exceptional status in our Darkhan Dynasty would probably not dare ascend that first-class spectating area… He should be a member of the Imperial Family.” Many people guessed.
“The experts in the Imperial Family are numerous like the clouds, and there’s no lack of experts that rarely make a public appearance… Perhaps this black clothed old man is one of such people.”
In the Cage Battle Arena, the crowd of people discussed animatedly as they guessed the old man’s identity.
The more everyone guessed, the surer they were.
“A member of the Darkhan Dynasty’s Imperial Family?” Duan Ling Tian’s brows raised.
For the sake of confirming it, Duan Ling Tian raised his head to look at the first-class spectating area that belonged to the Feng Clan, and his voice transmission flashed out to enter into Feng Wu Dao’s ears. “Uncle Feng, that black clothed old man is a member of the Imperial Family?” Duan Ling Tian asked Feng Wu Dao.
Feng Wu Dao originally had his eyes closed and was resting his mind, and he remained indifferent even when the black clothed old man appeared.
At this moment, when he heard Duan Ling Tian’s voice transmission, he slowly raised his head and glanced indifferently at the first-class spectating area that belonged to the Imperial Family, then said, “Yes, he’s a member of the Imperial Family. He’s the Imperial Uncle of the current Emperor of the Darkhan Dynasty. Normally, he rarely makes a public appearance, and he’s a solitary person… His strength isn’t bad.” As he finished speaking, Feng Wu Dao emphasized his words slightly, and he was undoubtedly emphasizing that the black clothed old man’s strength wasn’t bad.
“His strength isn’t bad?” Duan Ling Tian’s brows raised, and he looked at the black clothed old man with slight surprise.
Although he was able to discern a trace of indifference in Feng Wu Dao’s tone.
However, a person that was able to be evaluated like this by Feng Wu Dao obviously had something extraordinary about himself, and this caused Duan Ling Tian to feel slight fear towards the old man.
“I truly never imagined that this Zi Shang would actually take such a great figure as his master.” Duan Ling Tian thought to himself.
Disregarding the Foreign Lands, and only speaking in terms of the Darkhan Dynasty, then this old man’s identity could indeed be considered to be a great figure, whereas, Zi Shang, one of the five great young masters of the Azure Forest Imperial Kingdom, the Zither Young Master, was only a young martial artist who possessed a natural talent that could be considered to be not bad in the Azure Forest Imperial Kingdom.
The identity of these two people was like the difference between the heavens and the earth.
How did they become master and disciple?
This was something that Duan Ling Tian was unable to guess.
Logically speaking, with the old man’s status and background, he only needed to say the word and numerous young geniuses with better natural talent than Zi Shang within the Darkhan Dynasty would fight to the death to become his disciple.
“I really can’t wrap my head around it… I really can’t…” Duan Ling Tian shook his head as he was truly unable to understand it.
Perhaps, only the black clothed old man himself knew why he took Zi Shang as his disciple.
“Here comes his Majesty!” Suddenly, a voice that was like a thunderclap instantly exploded out high above in the sky of the Cage Battle Arena, and it sounded out far away and suppressed the exceedingly clamorous noise in the Cage Battle Arena.
Subsequently, the Cage Battle Arena was deathly silent.
Those people that were still chatting and discussing earlier had shut their mouths, whereas, those who were looking around earlier had fixed their gazes straight towards the place the voice came from.
“The Emperor of the Darkhan Dynasty?” Like most of the people present, Duan Ling Tian couldn’t help but raise his head to look towards the source of the voice after hearing it.
In next to no time, the vast clouds and mist in the distance slowly dispersed…
At that same time, a luxurious palanquin that seemed to glow with a golden light under the early morning sun appeared before the eyes of everyone…
This palanquin was extremely large.
Based on Duan Ling Tian’s estimation, it was an entire two times larger than the palanquin King Yong sat on when he made an appearance during the Young Genius Competition of the Darkhan Dynasty.
Swoosh! Swoosh! Swoosh! Swoosh! Swoosh!
It wasn’t just that, this luxurious palanquin that glowed with a golden brilliance was held up by eight people, it was an Eight Bearer Palanquin.
These eight people were armored soldiers, and they stared ahead with icy cold gazes as they flew forward. Their movements were uniform and brought a type of visual impact to everyone.
As the Eight Bearer Palanquin flew in the sky, it was stable like Mt. Tai, and it didn’t shake in the slightest.
“The cultivation of these eight people is probably extraordinary, at the Void Prying Stage.” Duan Ling Tian couldn’t help but think in his heart as he looked at the eight armored soldiers.
Now, he was itchy in his heart.
He wanted to utilize his Spiritual Force to detect the cultivations of these eight people, but he was slightly worried that there would be some Inscription Masters present here…
The Inscription Masters here were easily existences that had stepped into the Void Interpretation Stage, and it caused Duan Ling Tian to not dare be careless in the slightest.
Although even if his Spiritual Force was exposed, he wouldn’t be in the slightest danger so long as Feng Wu Dao was present.
But it was impossible for him to stay by Feng Wu Dao’s side forever.
So he still took the position of being cautious. As the saying goes, better safe than sorry.
“As expected of the Darkhan Dynasty’s Emperor, what a display!” As he gazed at the Eight Bearer Palanquin that slowly descended from amongst the clouds and mist, Duan Ling Tian sighed in his heart.
When compared to the display before him, the scene when King Yong made an appearance in the Darkstone Empire’s Imperial City one year ago was simply like child’s play, and it wasn’t worth mentioning.
“There are people behind the palanquin!” In next to no time, Duan Ling Tian’s sharp gaze noticed that besides the eight soldiers that held up the palanquin, there were another two people following behind.
These were two young men.
One wore white clothes, the other black, and shapelessly, they formed an extremely striking contrast.
“It’s him!” Duan Ling Tian’s brows raised when he saw the white clothed young man.
It would seem like his guess yesterday wasn’t wrong.
This white clothed young man was indeed one of the three young geniuses of the Darkhan Dynasty’s Imperial Family that were participating in the Dynasty Martial Competition.
“It’s that young man that presided over the Dynasty Martial Competition yesterday!” Meanwhile, the crowd of spectators were in an uproar as well, as they’d recognized the white clothed young man.