Chapter 688: Slitting The Throat With A Single Strike
Translator: KurazyTolanzuraytor Editor: Jay
At the instant that the spirit spear fell, the Origin Energy and Water Concept on Ye Lu’s body went out along with it, and his entire body fell straight towards the ground.
Under numerous astonished gazes, Ye Lu fiercely fell onto the iron cage that covered the Cage Battle Arena, and he was suspended just like that on the iron cage in midair.
For a time, the scene was deathly silent.
The fresh blood on Ye Lu’s body was still ceaselessly dripping, and it dripped onto the Cage Battle Arena and sprayed into numerous beautiful and resplendent ‘roses.’
In next to no time, everyone was able to notice that Ye Lu was completely devoid of movement and signs of life at this moment.
Because of their angle, the crowd of spectators on the eastern spectating area were able to clearly see that Ye Lu’s blood was flowing from his throat, and there was a long and narrow injury on it.
“It’s a sword mark! His throat was slit with a single strike… A one hit kill! Ye Lu’s throat was sliced open with a single strike.” Instantly, many people on the eastern spectating areas couldn’t refrain from exclaiming in surprise.
In next to no time, the feelings of shock started spreading from the eastern spectating area and spread throughout the entire Cage Battle Arena.
For a time, practically everyone knew that the second strongest expert in the Ye Clan’s younger generation, Ye Lu, was killed with a single strike to the throat by the Darkstone Empire’s Duan Ling Tian.
“What a swift sword! I’m an eighth level Void Initiation Stage martial artist at any rate, yet I was still unable to clearly see the trace left behind by his sword when Duan Ling Tian attacked earlier.”
“If you’re able to discern it, then Ye Lu probably would be able to as well… In that way, he wouldn’t have died.”
“His seemed to have attacked Ye Lu once after he blasted back the grade four spirit spear in Ye Lu’s hand… This is even more terrifying!”
“The speed of his attack is too swift! The ancient horned dragon silhouettes weren’t even in time to condense completely into form.”
Sounds of discussion rose and fell in the entire Cage Battle Arena, and most people were shocked by the speed that Duan Ling Tian attacked.
Even though Duan Ling Tian had fought a battle, yet no one knew exactly how great his strength was.
Because he only used a single sword strike to kill his opponent, and it was a sword strike that was swift to the limit.
Because the phenomenon of ancient horned dragon silhouettes hadn’t completely condensed into form, so even the Void Interpretation Stage experts present that possessed unique gazes were unable to know exactly how strong Duan Ling Tian was.
They could only rely on their own guesses.
“This Duan Ling Tian’s strength is much stronger than Ye Lu… When he attacked, there seemed to be more than a single Concept! I vaguely heard a wave of the sound of lightning and wind, and it ought to be both Wind Concept and Lightning Concept used together.” On the first-class spectating area that belonged solely to the Imperial Family, the black clothed old man spoke with a slightly serious expression.
“I heard it as well.” The Darkhan Dynasty’s Emperor that sat beside the old man nodded, and then his gaze descended onto the violet clothed young man that stood in the sky above the Cage Battle Arena. “As expected of Feng Wu Dao’s son-in-law, he’s extraordinary, as expected!”
Now, the Emperor was able to understand why Duan Ling Tian was able to possess such arrogance when facing him.
Duan Ling Tian was a peerless genius with a proud and unyielding character, and he wouldn’t bend before anyone.
“Two concepts?” The old man’s words caused the nearby Bai He’s expression to go slightly grim.
After all, even he had only comprehended a single Concept, and an Advanced Force…
The time and energy needed to be spent in order to comprehend two types of Concepts was something that was difficult for him to imagine.
“Duan Ling Tian’s comprehension ability is actually so strong?” Bai He stared at Duan Ling Tian with eye that were filled with envy, and at the same time, his gaze flickered with cold lights as he muttered and guessed. “But since he utilized two types of Concept, I presume none of his Concepts have attained the ninth level… Otherwise, he would utterly have no need of utilizing the second Concept to kill Ye Lu.
“Duan Ling Tian… I’ll defeat you for sure!” Even when he found out that Duan Ling Tian had comprehended two concepts, ZI Shang wasn’t afraid in the slightest, and the depths of his burning gaze seemed to contain flames that leaped about and were waiting for a chance to swallow Duan Ling Tian up.
Amongst the people of the Imperial Family, only Bai Hai alone was comparatively more composed.
After a trace of astonishment flashed within the depths of Bai Hao’s gaze when he saw Duan Ling Tian’s display, he didn’t make any further movement.
On the first-class spectating area that belonged solely to the Feng Clan.
“This…” The Feng Clan’s Patriarch, Feng Tian Nan, was completely dumbstruck as he looked at the distant violet clothed young man with disbelief.
Never had he imagined that the strength of this violet clothed young man would actually be so terrifying.
From the beginning until the end, killing an eighth level Void Initiation Stage martial artist that had comprehended eighth level Concept was as simple as killing a chicken and cutting grass.
“Eldest Master, look, that Ye Clan Patriarch’s face has turned black! Hahahaha! But unfortunately, the Young Miss is at the critical moment of her cultivation and is unable to see this battle. Otherwise, she would surely be happy for Brother Duan.” The nearby Elder Kong looked at Feng Wu Dao who was by his side as he laughed happily.
“He probably had the intention of making way for Tian Wu by killing Ye Lu.” Feng Wu Dao didn’t look at the Ye Clan’s Patriarch, and his calm gaze descended onto the violet clothed figure in the distance as he muttered with a light voice.
“Looks like Brother Duan cares about the Young miss very much.” Elder Kong smiled.
At this moment, Feng Yun Xiang who sat by the side of Feng Tian Nan had a slightly stiff appearance, and the depths of his eyes even emitted a sheen of feeling lucky from surviving a disaster.
He could imagine that if it wasn’t for Ye Lu challenging Duan Ling Tian a step before him, then the person who was dead now wouldn’t be Ye Lu, and it would instead be him, Feng Yun Xiang!
At this instant, Feng Yun Xiang felt the clothes on his back become completely wet from his cold sweat, and the feeling of almost losing his life was something he’d felt for the first time.
“As expected of the Eldest Master’s son-in-law… This cultivation is far from something I can compare to.” Feng Yun Xiang took a deep breath, and when he looked at Duan Ling Tian once more, his gaze seemed to contain slight fear.
At this moment, the Ye Clan’s Patriarch that sat on another first-class spectating area had an extremely unsightly expression at this moment.
Ye Lu was the second strongest expert in the younger generation of their Ye Clan, and now that he was killed, it also meant that their Ye Clan had lost a future Void Interpretation Stage expert.
To any power within the Darkhan Dynasty, a Void Interpretation Stage expert was someone who played a decisive role.
“Duan Ling Tian!” The Ye Clan’s Patriarch revealed a gaze of hatred as he stared fixedly at Duan Ling Tian, and he wished for nothing more than to transform into a wild beast that swallowed Duan Ling Tian alive.
“Impossible… Impossible! How could this Duan Ling Tian possibly be so strong? How could this be possible!?” The Ye Clan’s Second Young Master, Ye Xiang, shook his head ceaselessly as he was unwilling to believe that everything before his eyes was real. “I’m surely dreaming, I’m surely dreaming!”
“Enough!” Ye Xiao who sat nearby seemed to feel Ye Xiang was too noisy, and he frowned as he shouted out in a low voice.
Instantly, Ye Xiang was frightened and stopped muttering to himself.
“Brother… Ye Lu is dead!” After a short moment, Ye Xiang returned to his senses, and he looked at Ye Xiao with an extremely unsightly expression.
“I’ll take revenge for Ye Lu.” Ye Xiao’s expression was as normal, and up until now, Ye Xian didn’t reveal the slightest fluctuation in feelings as if he was an outsider.
Ye Xiang’s sorrowful and enraged eyes contained a trace of the light of hope when he heard this.
“Duan Ling Tian!”
“Duan Ling Tian!!”
“Duan Ling Tian!!!”
In the third-class spectating area of the Cage Battle Arena, the crowd was in an uproar and shouted Duan Ling Tian’s name loudly.
Duan Ling Tian stood in the sky above the Cage Battle Arena, and as he heard the shouting that entered his eyes, he lowered his head to look toward for a while before lightly shaking his head. “The current me seems to be no different than that ‘great celebrity’ that were chased after in the earth of my previous life.”
Before he left, Duan Ling Tian grinned and looked around in his surroundings as he spoke with a sonorous voice. “If there are still people that are unconvinced of my strength, I welcome you to continue challenging me.”
Needless to say, Duan Ling Tian was extremely arrogant now.
But the people present didn’t think anything bad about Duan Ling Tian because of this. This was because he’d used his strength to prove that he had the ability to be arrogant.
For a time, besides Su Li and Feng Tian who was still cultivating, the remaining 13 young geniuses couldn’t help but reveal a bitter expression.
Challenge Duan Ling Tian?
Isn’t that courting death?
The warning of their predecessor’s failure was still hanging on the iron cage of the Cage Battle Arena.
Ye Lu’s corpse seemed as if it was constantly warning them to not rashly challenge Duan Ling Tian.
“Duan Ling Tian, I truly never imagined that not only has your cultivation risen, even your comprehension in Concept had attained such a level… You deserve being the number one genius in the history of our Darkstone Empire!” King Yong was excited to the point of slightly losing his composure when Duan Ling Tian returned to the spectating area that everyone from the Darkstone Empire sat at.
“When I saw Brother Ling Tian that day, I’d perceived that Brother Ling Tian was extraordinary… Brother Duan’s elegant demeanor today has caused me to be filled with admiration.” Xiang Ying who was by King Yong’s side spoke out as well.
“King Yong, Pavilion Master Xiang, you’re too kind.” Duan Ling Tian spoke modestly.
“Duan Ling Tian, nice!” After Duan Ling Tian returned to his seat and sat down, he saw Su Li give him a thumbs up.
“It was just an eighth level Void Initiation Stage martial artist.” Duan Ling Tian shook his head and smiled, and he didn’t feel that killing an eighth level Void Initiation Stage martial artist was something worth being complacent about.
It was just an eighth level Void Initiation Stage martial artist?
The corners of Su Li’s mouth twitched when he heard Duan Ling Tian’s casual words, and then he had a bitter smile on his face.
In terms of cultivation and Concept, Ye Lu who’d fought Duan Ling Tian earlier was comparable to him… Perhaps, by relying on the formidable offensive strength of his Sword Concept, it would be sufficient to suppress Ye Lu, yet it was extremely difficult for him to truly defeat Ye Lu.
Of course, this didn’t mean that he was unable to defeat Ye Lu.
So long as he utilized the grade three spirit sword that his master gave him, then killing Ye Lu wouldn’t be a difficult matter.
“Brother Ling Tian, you’re formidable!” The representative of the Holdwin Empire looked at Duan Ling Tian and wasn’t the slightest bit stingy with his words of praise.
“Yeah, you’re formidable!”
“Brother Ling Tian, with your strength, you’ll surely be able to show extraordinary talent during the Martial Competition of the Ten Dynasties that’s a year from now.
The entire group of young geniuses from the Holdwin Empire followed the old man to flatter Duan Ling Tian, and they weren’t the slightest bit stingy with their words of praise.
At the same time that Duan Ling Tian’s strength had shocked them, it caused them to feel reverence that came from the bottoms of their hearts.