Chapter 716: Drawing To An End
Translator: KurazyTolanzuraytor Editor: Jay
“Could it be that this Devilseal Tablet has acknowledged me as its master?” A crazy thought arose within Duan Ling Tian’s head, and it was a thought that even he felt was unbelievable.
But when did this Devilseal Tablet acknowledge me as its master?
This was something that he didn’t have the slightest knowledge about.
At this moment, even though Duan Ling Tian had already returned to the second-class spectating area that everyone from the Darkstone Empire was seated at, the numerous gazes from the surroundings of the Cage Battle Arena were still locked onto him, and locked onto the Devilseal Tablet that floated by his side.
Even though Duan Ling Tian had already obtained the honor of the number one young expert in the Dynasty Martial Competition, the process to obtain this was something that caused the people present to be deeply puzzled, and it was even unbelievable to them.
To them, everything that had happened earlier was too peculiar.
At the beginning, Duan Ling Tian’s secret technique had lost its effect, and he was crushed by Zi Shang’s secret technique to the point of being in great peril.
Right when everyone thought that Duan Ling Tian would be defeated, an unexpected event arose suddenly in the nick of time.
Duan Ling Tian withdrew a stone tablet that seemed to be extremely ordinary and was even a broken stone tablet, and it seemed as if it was picked up from the roadside.
But it was exactly a stone tablet like this that smashed Zi Shang to the point of submission.
Even though Zi Shang who’d executed his secret technique possessed a formidable strength, yet he was without the slightest strength to resist when facing that stone tablet.
Subsequently, everyone saw that along with the black colored flame brand between Zi Shang’s brows vanishing, the secret technique Zi Shang executed had lost its effect as well, and that broken stone tablet had returned to Duan Ling Tian’s side along with the disappearance of the black flame brand.
In the end, Zi Shang, who’d suffered heavy injuries, stood on the spot in a daze.
Meanwhile, Duan Ling Tian had easily went around to Zi Shang’s back before casually chopping out with his palm that was formed into a blade, and he directly knocked Zi Shang out to claim first in the Dynasty Martial Competition.
The Darkhan Dynasty’s Martial Competition had ended at this moment.
No matter if it was the process or the outcome, all of it had exceeded the expectations of everyone.
Originally, everyone was anticipating how interesting the final battle would be, yet no one imagined that the end would be so direct and straightforward. Moreover, it was filled with dramatics.
Some people even felt that Duan Ling Tian and Zi Shang had discussed it earlier and were putting on a show for them.
When he saw the Devilseal Tablet’s unusual actions was drawing more and more gazes, Duan Ling Tian commanded with his thought and put the Devilseal Tablet away in his Spatial Ring.
“Duan Ling Tian, congratulations!” King Yong looked at Duan Ling Tian with a face covered in an excited smile, and he’d slightly lost his composure.
Even though he was the number one expert of the Darkstone Empire and was normally extremely solemn, but when he saw Duan Ling Tian obtain first in the Dynasty Martial Competition and had brought great honor to the Darkstone Empire, he’d completely disregarded his status.
“You’ve really proven that saying… So long as it’s gold, then I’ll shine brightly no matter where it goes and not be buried,” said Su Li to Duan Ling Tian.
“Brother Ling Tian, looks like I’ve underestimated you in the past.” Xiang Ying sighed.
Besides Long Yun, all the young geniuses of the Darkstone Dynasty had congratulated Duan Ling Tian at this moment.
Long Yun stared at Duan Ling Tian with a flickering gaze, and what he was thinking in his mind was unknown.
“Our Darkhan Dynasty’s Martial Competition has come to an end… Ten young geniuses have obtained the qualifications to participate in the Martial Competition of the Ten Dynasties that’s being held a year from now!” In the sky above the Cage Battle Arena, an old man announced with a grand voice.
Subsequently, the other old man looked at the Emperor. “Now, I invite our most respected Emperor to say a few words.”
Practically the instant the old man finished speaking, the Emperor had already appeared by his side, and then the Emperor looked at the surroundings before saying slowly, “The Dynasty Martial Competition today has give me a great pleasant surprise! The ten young geniuses that have obtained the qualifications to participate in the Martial Competition of the Ten Dynasties, especially the young geniuses that are ranked at the top, have even caused me to be indescribably shocked.”
“I won’t talk much about anything else… All of you ten young geniuses must gather at the Imperial Palace half a year from now. At that time, I’ll personally lead the group to head to the ‘northern desert’ to watch the competition between the ten young geniuses of my Darkhan Dynasty and the young geniuses of the nine other Dynasties!” After he finished saying all this, the Emperor’s palanquin appeared in the sky above the Cage Battle Arena.
After a short moment, the Emperor walked into his eight-bearer palanquin and vanished before the eyes of everyone, whereas the remaining people from the Imperial Family successively left behind him.
“Duan Ling Tian, let me see if you’re capable of protecting it after the Imperial Family’s interest towards the Devilseal Tablet in your possession is aroused.” Before he left, Zi Shang glanced coldly at Duan Ling Tian before flying by Zi Yan’s side and following behind the black clothed old man to leave.
Once the members of the Imperial Family left, many people followed along with them.
At the same time, Duan Ling Tian noticed that many people were moving towards the spectating area where he was, and their targets had locked onto the group of people from the Darkstone Empire.
“Su Li, I’m leaving first.” When he saw that things didn’t look good, Duan Ling Tian bid his farewells to Su Li before fleeing.
Su Li hadn’t even reacted when Duan Ling Tian had already left the second-class spectating area to ascend the first-class spectating area that belonged solely to the Feng Clan.
In the Feng Clan’s first-class spectating area, the Feng Clan’s Patriarch and the other higher-ups weren’t present any longer, and only Feng Wu Dao, Feng Tian Wu, and Elder Kong remained.
“Fortunately, I ran quickly.” When he saw everyone from the Darkstone Empire, including King Yong, being surrounded by many fervent people, Duan Ling Tian slightly rejoiced in his heart.
Even though some people noticed that Duan Ling Tian had left, yet no one dared follow him.
The first-class spectating area wasn’t a place that everyone could ascend.
“Brother Duan, I never expected that there would be a time that you would flee.” Elder Kong joked.
Duan Ling Tian was slightly embarrassed, then he looked at the red clothed young woman that stood by Feng Wu Dao’s side, and his gaze lit up. “Tian Wu, how much did we earn?”
Feng Tian Wu smiled. “Big Brother Duan, you should see for yourself.”
As she spoke, Feng Tian Wu passed a Spatial Ring to Duan Ling Tian.
Duan Ling Tian dripped his blood and established ownership of the Spatial Ring before looking into it with a single thought, and with a glance, he saw the low grade Origin Stones that were piled into a mountain within the Spirit Ring.
“These low grade Origin Stones are at least more than 100,000, right?” It was extremely easy for Duan Ling Tian to guess this because the reward for the first in the Dynasty Martial Competition was 50,000 low grade Origin Stones, and the Origin Stones before his eyes were more than double the amount of the 50,000 low grade Origin Stones from before.
“Over 107,000,” said Feng Tian Wu with a smile.
“So much!” Duan Ling Tian was surprised, then he seemed to have thought of something, and he withdrew and passed over the Spatial Ring he obtained as reward for obtaining the first in the Dynasty Martial Competition to Feng Tian Wu. “Tian Wu, I didn’t expect that you would earn so much for me… Keep this 50,000 Origin Stones.”
But Feng Tian Wu didn’t move to receive it, and she directly refused. “Big Brother Duan, I said since the beginning that no matter how much your 5,000 Origin Stones earns, all of it is yours… I won’t ask for it.”
Duan Ling Tian smiled bitterly. “But I didn’t expect it would be able to earn so much… Keep it. Even if you take these 50,000 Origin Stones, I’ve still earned more than 100,000 Origin Stones from the betting.”
Originally, when his soul skill was unable to affect Zi Shang in the final battle, Duan Ling Tian had already help no hope.
At that time, he’d thought of the pile of low grade Origin Stones he left with Feng Tian Wu, and he felt those Origin Stones were surely going to be lost.
But he never imagined that fate would play such a great joke on him.
As soon as the Devilseal Tablet appeared, it directly suppressed and even heavily injured Zi Shang, allowing him to turn defeat into victory.
“Big Brother Duan, I don’t have any lack of Origin Stones… Moreover, my Father has already gained a great profit because of you.” Feng Tian Wu shook her head firmly, and she couldn’t help but laugh as she finished speaking.
“Hmm?” Duan Ling Tian had a puzzled expression.
“Big Brother Duan, you probably don’t know yet… During the battle between you and Zi Shang, your rate was 1:3, and my Father placed 100,000 low grade Spirit Stones on you.” Feng Tian Wu laughed.
At a rate of 1:3, placing a bet of 100,000 Origin Stones would allow one to earn 300,000 Origin Stones.
Duan Ling Tian’s face froze when he heard this, and then he cursed. “Who set this rate? Isn’t he underestimating me too much?”
“Even though I don’t know who set this rate, I can be sure that fellow is surely filled with regret now.” Elder Kong laughed, and then he shook his head and sighed. “The Eldest Master was much bolder, he directly placed 100,000 Origin Stones on Brother Duan… I only placed 10,000 Origin Stones. If I knew earlier that you’d win, I’d have placed the other 20,000 Origin Stones I had.” As he finished speaking, Elder Kong was slightly regretful.
“Grandpa Kong, isn’t it because you didn’t believe in Big Brother Duan?” Feng Tian Wu rolled her eyes angrily at Elder Kong, and then she held onto Feng Wu Dao’s arm and started laughing. “It’s still Father that’s more confident of Big Brother Duan.”
“I was originally already mentally prepared to lose those 100,000 Origin Stones.” But, Feng Wu Dao’s words caused the smile on Feng Tian Wu’s face to be completely frozen.
In next to no time, Feng Tian Wu changed the topic, and her pair of beautiful eyes flickered with curiosity as she looked at Duan Ling Tian and asked. “Big Brother Duan, what was that broken stone tablet that you took out earlier? It seems to not be a spirit weapon?”
Before Duan Ling Tian could open his mouth, Feng Wu Dai said, “We’ll speak about it after we go home.”
Meanwhile, Feng Tian Wu noticed that many burning gazes had shot over towards them from the other seven first-class spectating areas, or more precisely speaking, they were staring at Duan Ling Tian.
Duan Ling Tian and Feng Wu Dao’s group of three soared into the sky and headed towards the Feng Clan Estate.
When they saw Duan Ling Tian’s figure vanish before their eyes, the peaceful atmosphere on the other seven first-class spectating areas was broken directly.
“This son-in-law of Lord Wu Dao is really extraordinary!”
“Yes, Duan Ling Tian looks to be around the age of 25, and his true age surely doesn’t exceed 30… He has crushed the group of young geniuses of our Darkhan Dynasty at such an age to obtain the honor of first place in the Dynasty Martial Competition, it’s truly a feat that’s difficult to come by!”
“According to me, his ranking at the top in the Dynasty Martial Competition was obtained by relying on that broken and mysterious stone tablet… Otherwise, he wasn’t Zi Shang’s match.”
“I wonder what that stone tablet is, it’s actually so terrifying.”
Many figures that stood amongst the higher ranks of the Darkhan Dynasty discussed animatedly.