Chapter 715: Number One In The Dynasty Martial Competition
Translator: KurazyTolanzuraytor Editor: Jay
“Don’t worry, Elder Ghost. Unless I die… Otherwise, it’s impossible that the piece of the Devilseal Tablet in my possession will be taken away by Duan Ling Tian.” Zi Shang pledged in all seriousness and sincerity.
“Mmm.” The aged and ghastly voice replied and then said, “If it’s possible, I hope that you can seize the Devilseal Tablet in his possession… Even though it’s only an incomplete part of the Devilseal Tablet, yet the most important portion of the Devilseal Tablet is there.”
“How do I seize it?” Zi Shang asked.
“Even though I don’t know for what reason the Devilseal Tablet has acknowledged him as it’s master… But so long as you can kill him, the Devilseal Tablet would become something without an owner again. At that time, it might not be impossible to make it acknowledge you as its master with my help!” The aged and ghastly voice was faintly excited when it spoke up to here.
“Elder Ghost, didn’t you say that when my strength arrives at a certain extent in the future, you will pass down a devil path cultivation technique to me and allow me to become a formidable devil path cultivation? Since it’s like that, why do I need this Devilseal Tablet? Could it be that you want to seal me up?” Zi Shang was slightly puzzled.
“Hmph! Do you think the Devilseal Tablet only has the capability of sealing devils?” The aged and ghastly voice continued. “As a Super Saint Weapon in the Ten Great Saint Weapon Rankings, besides being capable of suppressing and obliterating the souls of devil path cultivations, the Devilseal Tablet is also capable of extracting the energy of the devil path cultivators sealed within it, and after the energy is extracted from those devil path cultivators, it would be sealed within the Devilseal Tablet.
“The incomplete Devilseal Tablet in that kid’s possession is the container used to store the energy of the devil path cultivators that have been obliterated by the Devilseal Tablet… If a martial artist that hasn’t cultivated a devil path cultivation technique is able to make the Devilseal Tablet acknowledge him as its master, then once that martial artist cultivates devil path cultivation techniques in the future, the martial artist will be capable of drawing assistance from the energy of the countless devil path experts sealed within it to cultivate and advance in strength by leaps and bounds!”
“Of course, from then onwards, the Devilseal Tablet would completely lose its ability to seal devil path cultivators… Because it would gradually be transformed into a devil and completely lose its own ability.” When he spoke up to here, the ghastly and aged voice stopped before continuing. “You’re extremely fortunate to be able to encounter this incomplete Devilseal Tablet before cultivating a devil path cultivation method… After all, if it was a devil path cultivator that had already cultivated a devil path cultivation technique, not only would the cultivator be unable to allow the Devilseal Tablet to acknowledge him as its master, he would even encounter a backlash and be sealed by the Devilseal Tablet!” As he finished speaking, the ghastly and aged voice carried terror that came from the soul.
Ghost Flame’s words entered completely into Zi Shang’s ears.
“Yes, I’m extremely fortunate… But it isn’t an easy matter to seize the incomplete Devilseal Tablet from him.” Zi Shang stared fixedly at the distant Duan Ling Tian, and at the depths of his eyes that were filled with ruthlessness was slight fear.
Never had he imagined that after many years, he, who thought he would be capable of completely crushing Duan Ling Tian, had actually been completely crushed by Duan Ling Tian once more.
He was extremely disgruntled.
But he knew that it was useless.
What he had to do now was to seize the incomplete Devilseal Tablet in Duan Ling Tian’s possession, because it affected the advancement of his cultivation in the future.
“Hmph! If you don’t want to be countered and sealed by him with the Devilseal Tablet in the future after you’ve cultivated a devil path cultivation technique, then you can go ahead and give up.” Elder Ghost’s aged and ghastly voice resounded within Zi Shang’s mind, and it caused Zi Shang’s expression to be even more unsightly.
“I didn’t say I would give up.” Zi Shang spoked with a low voice.
“That’s the best. Besides that, I have to remind you that I can’t directly interfere in the battle between him and you like I have in the past… The incomplete Devilseal Tablet in his possession can counter and suppress me!” Elder Ghost continued. “So, you can only rely on yourself to deal with him and seize the Devilseal Tablet in his possession… Of course, I can’t interfere directly, yet I can try my best to help you advance in strength. Not for anything else, but for the sake of killing him and seizing the incomplete Devilseal Tablet in his possession.”
“Thank you, Elder Ghost, I’ll surely try my best!” Zi Shang took a deep breath and agreed.
“Don’t try your best, but you must kill him! I can tell you that so long as you’re capable of making that piece of the Devilseal Tablet acknowledge you as its master before you cultivate a devil path cultivation technique, then once you cultivate a devil path cultivation technique, your strength will soar into the sky in one go by relying on the energy of the various devil path experts that have been sealed within the Devilseal Tablet, and it isn’t impossible for you to become a ‘leader’ in the entire devil path!” Ghost Flame continued tempting Zi Shang.
The facts proved that his temptation was extremely effective.
A devil path leader?
Zi Shang’s eyes flashed as his feelings surged completely.
Suddenly, Zi Shang felt an enormous force assault his back, and it fiercely descended behind his neck.
In the next moment, he felt a wave of dizziness, and he completely lost consciousness.
“Useless thing!” In the depths of Zi Shang’s mind, the aged and ghastly voice was slightly exasperated.
“Duan Ling Tian!”
“Duan Ling Tian!”
“Duan Ling Tian!”
At this moment, the surrounding crowd of spectators in the Cage Battle Arena were in a complete uproar, and they ceaselessly shouted Duan Ling Tian’s name.
Presently, Duan Ling Tian had just constructed an illusory space and enveloped Zi Shang with it, and under Zi Shang’s completely unguarded state, he’d gone around to Zi Shang’s back before knocking Zi Shang out.
Without the assistance of Ghost Flame, Zi Shang was only an ordinary ninth level Void Initiation Stage martial artist, and he was utterly incapable of withstanding Duan Ling Tian’s soul skill, Thousand Illusions.
In the first-class spectating area that belong solely to the Imperial Family, the black clothed old man flew out to catch Zi Shang that was knocked out, and he glanced deeply at Duan Ling Tian before returning to his seat.
“Big Brother!” The old man had just brought Zi Shang back when Zi Yan had moved over to greet them with a worried expression.
“He’s fine, he’s just knocked out.” The old man shook his head, and then he stretched out his hand to rub Zi Shang’s temple. After a short moment, Zi Shang moved and woke up in a daze.
Zi Yan heaved a sigh of relief when she saw this.
“Master, I’m sorry, I didn’t obtain first place.” After Zi Shang woke up, he realized what had happened. Without Ghost Flame possessing his body and solely relying on his ninth level Void Initiation Stage Spiritual Force, he was utterly incapable of resisting Duan Ling Tian’s soul skill.
Even though he was disgruntled, he knew that he could do nothing about losing at Duan Ling Tian’s hands.
The Devilseal Tablet countered Ghost Flame, causing Ghost Flame to be incapable of helping him resist the soul skill, thus he was bound to lose at Duan Ling Tian’s hands.
“You don’t have to blame yourself, being able to obtain second in the Dynasty Martial Competition today is already extremely good.” The old man shook his head and didn’t have the slightest intention of blaming Zi Shang.
“Yeah, Big Brother, you’re already extremely formidable,” said Zi Yan as well.
“No matter how formidable I am, so what about it? Didn’t I still lose at Duan Ling Tian’s hands?” Zi Shang laughed in self ridicule, and then he looked with a gaze that flickered with cold lights at Duan Ling Tian who stood in the distant sky and was receiving the cheers of the crowd of spectators in the surroundings of the Cage Battle Arena.
“Kid, it isn’t easy for you to seize the incomplete Devilseal Tablet in Duan Ling Tian’s possession with your current strength… I suggest you rely on the strength of the Darkhan Dynasty’s Imperial Family to make the Imperial Family seize the incomplete Devilseal Tablet in Duan Ling Tian’s possession for you!” Suddenly, Ghost Flame’s voice sounded out in Zi Shang’s mind.
Relying on another to kill him?
Zi Shang’s gaze lit up when he heard this, and then he seemed to have thought of something and sighed. “Elder Ghost, even if exaggerate the ability of the incomplete Devilseal Tablet in Duan Ling Tian’s possession and even if the greed of the Imperial Family is aroused to the point of seizing it from Duan Ling Tian… Aren’t we just allowing others to reap the benefit?” Zi Shang wasn’t willing to make the effort, yet allow another to reap the benefit.
“They’ll reap the benefit?” Ghost Flame said disdainfully, “Even if they really reap the benefit, so what about it? If they’re unwilling to give you the Devilseal Tablet, then you can return to kill them after a few years and annihilate them to reclaim the Devilseal Tablet.”
“Even though Duan Ling Tian is presently far inferior to the Darkhan Dynasty’s Imperial Family in terms of strength, but needless to say, his potential is shocking… If the Devilseal Tablet is always within his possession, then you might not be capable of seizing it from his possession after a few years have passed!”
“On the other hand, if the Devilseal Tablet falls in the hands of the Darkhan Dynasty’s Imperial Family, with my help, I have complete certainty that you’ll possess the strength to crush the Darkhan Dynasty’s Imperial Family and seize back the Devilseal Tablet in a few years.” Ghost Flame spoke extremely clearly.
The Devilseal Tablet being in the hands of the Darkhan Dynasty’s Imperial Family was much better than it being in Duan Ling Tian’s possession.
Duan Ling Tian’s potential threat was far greater than the Imperial Family.
“Elder Ghost is wise!” Zi Shang wasn’t stupid and instantly understood the meaning behind Ghost Flame’s words. “Don’t worry, Elder Ghost, once the martial competition ends today, I’ll discuss it with my Master and the Emperor… I believe that so long as I exaggerate it properly, they’ll surely be interested in the incomplete Devilseal Tablet in Duan Ling Tian’s possession.” Zi Shang’s words were filled with confidence.
In the sky above the Cage Battle Arena.
“The Darkstone Empire’s young expert, Duan Ling Tian, has obtained the first rank in the Dynasty Martial Competition of our Darkhan Dynasty today and will obtain the reward of 50,000 low grade Origin Stones!” The old man announced directly.
Instantly, the spectators in the surroundings of the Cage Battle Arena were in an uproar.
Especially the members of the Darkstone Empire grinned from ear to ear.
The other old man directly passed a Spatial Ring to Duan Ling Tian.
Duan Ling Tian stretched out his hand to receive it, and after he dripped blood on it to establish ownership and confirmed that there were 50,000 low grade Origin Stones within it, he casually put away the Spatial Ring.
“The second ranked in the Dynasty Martial Competition today is the young genius recommended by our Darkhan Dynasty’s Imperial Family, Zi Shang, and he will obtain a prize of 30,000 low grade Origin Stones.” As for what the old man announced after that, Duan Ling Tian didn’t pay much attention to it.
At this moment, his attention had descended completely onto the broken stone tablet that floated in the air. “Now that I think about it, it seems strange that the Devilseal Tablet has actually become tied to me.”
Duan Ling Tian’s figure flashed to arrive at the second-class spectating area the members of the Darkstone Empire were seated at in the blink of an eye.
Practically at the instant Duan Ling Tian descended onto the second-class spectating area, the Devilseal Tablet appeared by his side and floated in midair like his shadow.
“Hmm?” Right at this moment, Duan Ling Tian felt that there seemed to be a slight and imperceptible connection with him and the Devilseal Tablet.
This type of connection wasn’t unfamiliar to him.
Every single time his blood dripped onto a Spatial Ring and he established ownership of it, he would have this feeling, the feeling of being connected by blood.