Chapter 717: Duan Ling Tian’s Guess
Translator: KurazyTolanzuraytor Editor: Jay
“Brother Ling Tian’s improvement is truly monstrous…” Zhang Shou Yong stood amongst the group of Zhang Clan members as he shook his head and sighed.
But his face quickly revealed a heartfelt smile.
As Duan Ling Tian’s friend, he felt happy for Duan Ling Tian being able to possess such achievements, whereas, the eyes of the nearby Zhang Shou Yuan that were suffused with terror gradually returned to normal after Duan Ling Tian’s figure completely vanished before his eyes.
“Even if Duan Ling Tian can’t be made a friend, we absolutely must not become an enemy with him!” The Ye Clan’s patriarch spoke with an exceedingly heavy tone.
The Ye Clan’s Eldest Master, Ye Xiao, that stood nearby, nodded with deep agreement.
As for the Ye Clan’s Second Young master, Ye Xiang, that stood nearby, he was already terrified now to the point that his legs shivered. Never had he imagined that Duan Ling Tian would actually be able to obtain the honor of first place in the Dynasty Martial Competition.
On the other hand, it wasn’t long before the words of the Ye Clan’s Patriarch spread through the other seven first-class spectating areas and caused the group of figures that stood at the peak of the Darkhan Dynasty to deeply agree with it.
In next to no time, these words continued to spread out and obtained the approval of everyone.
“From today onwards, Duan Ling Tian, who wasn’t a well known figure, will become a famous figure of our Darkhan Dynasty!”
“A young man from an Empire crushed all the top young experts of our Darkhan Dynasty, and his strength is so shocking that it’s sufficient to go down in history.”
“Looks like the Darkstone Empire is a good place indeed… I’ll go over to take a look in a few days, and perhaps I’ll bring my family over to reside there permanently.”
Even though the spectators in the surroundings of the Cage Battle Arena had already started to disperse, yet the sounds of discussion still rose and fell without end.
The topics of discussion of most people revolved around Duan Ling Tian.
A young man that was shockingly young had obtained first in the Dynasty Martial Competition today, and it had exceeded the expectations of everyone.
Along with the group of spectators in the Cage Battle Arena dispersing, it wasn’t long before the entire Capital of the Darkhan Dynasty was filled with Duan Ling Tian’s name and deeds.
Practically everyone knew that the person who had the honor to win first in the Dynasty Martial Competition held by the Darkhan Dynasty this time was a young expert from the Darkstone Empire.
This young genius looked to be around the age of 25 and was shockingly young.
Besides that, he was called Duan Ling Tian!
Right when the entire Darkhan Dynasty’s Capital was discussing Duan Ling Tian, Duan Ling Tian himself was cozily drinking tea in the estate with the Feng Clan Estate.
“That stone tablet was something I chanced upon in my hometown…” When faced with the questions of Feng Wu Dao, Feng Tian Wu, and Elder Kong, Duan Ling Tian didn’t conceal too much and spoke of the Devilseal Tablet’s origins.
Of course, he didn’t mention the formidable soul that appeared from within the Devilseal Tablet and attacked him.
That soul was so strong that it was even stronger than the Rebirth Martial Emperor, and the reason he was able to fortunately survive was because his soul was comparatively special and didn’t belong to this world.
The fact of his soul not belonging to this world had always been Duan Ling Tian’s greatest secret, and even his father, mother, and two fiancées didn’t know.
Thus, so long as it was related to this secret, Duan Ling Tian would absolutely not easily divulge it.
Even though there’s nothing that’s an absolute secret in the world, but Duan Ling Tian could be sure that so long as he didn’t speak of this secret, it would absolutely be impossible for another person to know of it.
It was precisely because of this that he’d never intended to share this secret with anyone.
“So in this way, it’s because you saw the words on this stone tablet were special that you kept it?” Elder Kong asked.
Duan Ling Tian nodded, and then he asked. “Elder Kong, you’re a man with rich knowledge, I wonder if you recognize these words on the Devilseal Tablet.”
As soon as Duan Ling Tian finished speaking, the Devilseal Tablet that had a small portion of its body broken appeared by Duan Ling Tian’s side and floated there.
Elder Kong sized up the Devilseal Tablet seriously when he heard this.
After a short moment, he shook his head. “I don’t recognize it.”
Subsequently, Duan Ling Tian looked at Feng Wu Dao and Feng Tian Wu, and both of them shook their head and indicated they didn’t recognize it.
“Alas… Looks like I can only find someone to identify these words after I head over to the Foreign Lands in the future.” Duan Ling Tian sighed intentionally.
Elder Kong nodded. “The Foreign Lands are boundlessly vast, and there’re numerous experts there that are as many as the clouds. Perhaps there are people with rich knowledge that will recognize these words… Besides that, since this stone tablet is capable of suppressing Zi Shang after he utilized his secret technique, I presume it isn’t an ordinary thing, and it might give Brother Duan many pleasant surprises in the future.”
“Forget about pleasant surprises, I’m most afraid it brings me shock and fear.” Duan Ling Tian shook his head, and he stared at the Devilseal Tablet with a complicated gaze.
Even though he didn’t know exactly what the Devilseal Tablet was, nor did he know the origins of the Devilseal Tablet. His encounter in the Swamp of Death all those years ago had allowed him to realize that this Devilseal Tablet was exceedingly extraordinary.
The Devilseal Tablet was actually capable of sealing such a formidable soul within it, and if it wasn’t for him letting that formidable soul out, perhaps that formidable soul would still be suppressed within the Devilseal Tablet until now.
“Even a soul that was more formidable than the soul of the Rebirth Martial Emperor from all those years ago was suppressed within the Devilseal Tablet… I can be sure that this Devilseal Tablet is absolutely not an ordinary thing.” This was something that Duan Ling Tian was extremely certain of.
“This stone tablet isn’t simple.” Feng Wu Dao who hadn’t spoken since the beginning gave a rare comment. At the same time, there was obviously slight fear within Feng Wu Dao’s eyes.
“Father, have you discerned anything?” Feng Tian Wu asked curiously.
Instantly, Duan Ling Tian and Elder Kong looked at Feng Wu Dao.
“No.” Feng Wu Dao shook his head.
“Then you…” Feng Wu Tian was shocked.
“Intuition,” said Feng Wu Dao.
Duan Ling Tian felt a wave of speechlessness. He’d originally thought that Feng Wu Dao had discerned something, yet never had he expected that this word would come out in the end, and it caused him to be slightly disappointed.
“Uncle Feng, Tian Wu, Elder Kong… I intend to leave the Capital tomorrow.” Suddenly, Duan Ling Tian seemed to have recalled something, and spoke to Feng Wu Dao’s group of three.
“Big Brother Duan, we’re going to head to the northern desert half a year from now to gather with the young geniuses of the other nine Dynasties and carry out the Martial Competition of the Ten Dynasties… Why’re you leaving at a time like this?” Feng Wu Dao asked. “Isn’t it better to stay in the Capital during this half a year of time and improve your strength?”
Feng Wu Dao and Elder nodded as both of them agreed with Feng Tian Wu’s words.
“Tian Wu, if I don’t have anything to do, then it’s fine for me to stay in the Capital… But, I’m leaving the Capital this time to deal with some things.” As Duan Ling Tian finished speaking, a cold light flashed within his eyes.
At this moment, Duan Ling Tian seemed to have transformed into a venomous serpent that lay in ambush, and he would explode out to injure and kill another at any moment.
Feng Tian Wu’s group of three were able to sense the killing intent contained within Duan Ling Tian’s words, and Feng Tian Wu couldn’t refrain from asking. “Big Brother Duan, can you tell me about it?”
When he saw Feng Tian Wu looking at him with a gaze that carried yearning, Duan Ling Tian, who originally didn’t intend to say anything, sighed and then spoke of the matter of the Seven Star Sword Sect being annihilated a few years ago.
“The Seven Star Sword Sect? The Sect in the Azure Forest Imperial Kingdom that you mentioned in Phoenix Nest City earlier?” Feng Tian Wu was stunned.
“Yes.” Duan Ling Tian nodded, and his eyes had unknowingly been tainted with a wisp of scarlet red, and even his breathing started to speed up.
At this moment, Duan Ling Tian couldn’t help but recall the scenes that occurred at the peak of the Seven Star Sword Sect’s Dubhe Peak all those years ago…
At that time, the members of the Azure Forest Tri-Sect descended in great number, and then they launched a slaughter against the members of the Seven Star Sword Sect, causing the peak of Dubhe Peak to flow with rivers of blood and pile corpses into mountains.
When he recalled the price the higher-ups of the Seven Star Sword Sect paid for the sake of allowing him to leave, Duan Ling Tian took a deep breath as he closed his eyes in pain.
Originally, this hatred had already been buried deep within the bottom of his heart, yet they were recalled by him of his own accord today.
Because he already possessed the ability to take revenge now.
“Big Brother Duan, I want to follow you as well,” said Feng Tian Wu to Duan Ling Tian.
“Tian Wu, it’s a personal matter of mine, you…” Duan Ling Tian knew that Tian Wu had good intentions, yet he refused because it wasn’t difficult for him to deal with the Azure Forest Tri-Sect with his current strength.
But Duan Ling Tian hadn’t finished speaking when he was interrupted by Feng Tian Wu. “Big Brother Duan, I don’t have anything to do at home at any rate. Just allow me to follow you.”
“It isn’t bad to go relax.” Duan Ling Tian wasn’t in time to speak yet when Feng Wu Dao had already spoken. “I’ll be following the both of you.”
“Haha… Since the Eldest Master is going, I naturally have to go as well,” said Elder Kong.
Duan Ling Tian smiled bitterly.
He knew that this matter could be said to have been fixed.
Right when Duan Ling Tian was curious why Feng Wu Dao would take the initiative to follow him back.
Feng Wu Dao spoke once more. “Ling Tian, while I and Tian Wu follow you back this time, we’ll go see your father and mother on the way… It can be considered as an advanced meeting of relatives.”
“Father, what’re you talking about?” Feng Tian Wu’s beautiful face blushed when she heard Feng Wu Dao, and her face seemed as if blood would drip out of it at any moment.
Duan Ling Tian finally found out the reason Feng Wu Dao wanted to return to him. It turned out that Feng Wu Dao’s objective was his parents, and that was why he felt something was wrong.
“Uncle Feng, Tian Wu, Elder Kong… I’ll go back and rest first.” Duan Ling Tian bid his farewells before fleeing.
After he returned to his own small courtyard, Duan Ling Tian closed himself within his room before withdrawing the Devilseal Tablet once more and carefully studying it. “I keep having the feeling that the black colored flame brand between Zi Shang’s brows isn’t formed from a secret technique…”
“What secret technique is capable of allowing a ninth level Void Initiation Stage martial artist to improve his Origin Energy and soul to the fourth level of the Void Interpretation Stage in a short amount of time? The most absurd of it all was that its side effect only caused him to lose reason while the secret technique was executed.”
“Could this even be considered as a side effect?” Duan Ling Tian didn’t believe this no matter what.
“Besides that, when I’d just withdrawn the Devilseal Tablet, Zi Shang who’d executed his secret technique and lose all reason had suddenly spoken instead… The voice at that time was a ghastly and aged voice, and it wasn’t Zi Shang’s own voice!”
“Could it be… There’s another soul existing within Zi Shang’s body? At the critical moment, that soul is able to control Zi Shang’s body and help him fight his enemies?”