Chapter 730: The Descent Of Lightning As Punishment
Translator: KurazyTolanzuraytor Editor: Jay
Blood flowed into rivers within the entire gorge.
The rays of the setting sun seemed blood red as they made the blood that tainted the gorge to become more prominent, and it seemed as if only one color remained within the entire world, and it was a dazzling and resplendent scarlet red.
Unknowingly, the commotion and shrill cries had already vanished.
A group of Demonic Lotusblade Sect disciples stood within the gorge with terrified expressions as they looked at the four figures in the sky that were like gods of slaughter, and their legs seemed as if they were filled with lead, causing it to be difficult to move in the slightest.
They didn’t dare flee, because they knew they were unable.
Perhaps they had the chance of escaping death if they stood here.
As the wind blew by, an extremely dense smell of blood pierced into their nostrils, causing their expressions to go pale, and their bodies shivered.
Suddenly, a figure descended from the sky.
This was a young man whose clothes were completely tainted with blood, and the sword within his hand was still dripping with blood, causing him to seem like a peerless god of slaughter.
The Demonic Lotusblade Sect disciples went ghastly pale when they saw the young man in bloodied clothes approaching.
It was precisely this person that had wiped out the three great Sect Leaders of their Demonic Lotusblade Sect, and the other few sixth level Void Initiation Stage Guardian Elders had died one by one at his hands as well.
The other elders and the senior disciples of the sect had all died at the hands of the companions by this young man’s side.
Duan Ling Tian stood at a low altitude in the air above the gorge, and he looked down upon the survivors of the Demonic Lotusblade Sect.
Feng Tian Wu and Qin Xiang followed like a shadow behind him, whereas, the Roc even followed by his side and ceaselessly flapped his wings that were like clouds that covered the sky, as his sharp eyes stared at the remaining Demonic Lotusblade Sect disciples.
“All of you that were already disciples of the Demonic Lotusblade Sect, Origin Convergence Sect, and Snow Moon Sect before the Azure Forest-Tri Sect annihilated my Seven Star Sword Sect, stand out from the group.” Duan Ling Tian spoke indifferently, and his voice seemed calm, yet actually contained killing intent.
As soon as Duan Ling Tian finished speaking, many people went ghastly pale.
These people were already members of the Demonic Lotusblade Sect, Origin Convergence Sect, and Snow Moon Sect five years ago, and some of them had even participated in the annihilation of the Seven Star Sword Sect.
Now when Duan Ling Tian asked them to step out, they were naturally able to guess what intentions Duan Ling Tian held.
So none of them dared stand out.
“Ten breaths of time… I’ll give all of you ten breaths of time.” Duan Ling Tian continued. “If no one stands out after ten breaths of time… Then all of you will die!” When his calm words entered into the ears of the Demonic Lotusblade Sect disciples, and it was like a voodoo chant that caused their faces to go pale.
For a time, the Demonic Lotusblade Sect disciples were in disorder.
A disciple that joined the Azure Forest Tri-Sect later on pointed towards another person by his side and said, “I know you, you were already a Snow Moon Sect disciple before the Seven Star Sword Sect was annihilated… Go out quickly, don’t get all of us killed!”
Instantly, it drew public outrage.
“Go out, quickly!”
For a time, this person became a common target of everyone, and in the end, he walked out of the crowd with long face and stood alone outside.
“There’s still another seven breaths of time.” Duan Ling Tian continued.
“I remember you as well, you were an Origin Convergence Sect disciple five years ago. Get out!”
“You, get out! Four years ago, when I’d just arrived at the Azure Forest Tri-Sect, you were flaunting before me about how many Seven Star Sword Sect disciples you killed.”
In next to no time, almost 100 people were pushed out from the crowd of Demonic Lotusblade Sect disciples, whereas, the countenance of the almost 100 people were extremely pale, and as they stood outside the crowd, their bodies shivered as if they had already guessed their fate.
“The time of ten breaths is up.” Duan Ling Tian’s gaze descended onto the almost 100 people that were pushed out, and the billowing killing intent on his body swept out to envelop them.
Instantly, the expressions of these people went deathly pale.
“Duan Ling Tian, don’t kill me! Don’t kill me! Even though I was a Snow Moon Sect disciple since long ago, but I didn’t head over to the Seven Star Sword Sect on that day.”
“Me too. I’ve never been to the Seven Star Sword Sect… Spare me.”
More than half of the almost 100 people that were pushed out started speaking out in panic with pleas of injustice.
But Duan Ling Tian utterly paid no attention to them.
At this moment, he would rather kill someone wrongly than let anyone off!
Otherwise, he would let down the numerous souls of the deceased from the Seven Star Sword Sect.
Mo Yu, who’d been watching the events since the beginning, had descended to Duan Ling Tian’s side at this moment. “Senior Brother, leave them to me.”
“Mmm.” Duan Ling Tian didn’t refuse Mo Yu’s offer to undertake the task at hand. “Go ahead.”
Hey knew clearly in his heart that Mo Yu was unable to endure since long ago.
When they made a move to deal with the higher-ups and Void Prying Stage disciples of the Demonic Lotusblade Sect, he’d once send a voice transmission to restrict Mo Yu from joining in the battle, as he wouldn’t allow anything to happen to Mo Yu.
Mo Yu was the future hope of the Seven Star Sword Sect!
Presently, the almost 100 Demonic Lotusblade Sect disciples before him were martial artists that hadn’t even stepped into the Void Prying Stage, so they were incapable of posing any threat to Mo Yu.
Mo Yu ought to vent his feelings now.
Mo Yu’s eyes lit up when he obtained Duan Ling Tian’s permission, and a spirit sword appeared in his hand as he flashed out like a shooting star that descended towards the Demonic Lotusblade Sect disciples.
Seven Star Sword Technique!
Mo Yu directly executed the Sect Guarding Sword Skill of the Seven Star Sword Sect and seven material sword lights whistled out to kill seven Demonic Lotusblade Sect disciples in the blink of an eye.
As the closed door disciple of the former Seven Star Sword Sect’s Leader, Linghu Jin Hong, and coupled with Duan Ling Tian being not inclined to take the position of Sect Leader, Linghu Jin Hong had fostered Mo Yu as the next Sect Leader of the Seven Star Sword Sect long ago.
When Linghu Jin Hong had passed the Minor Seven Star Sword Technique to Mo Yu, he’d already passed the Seven Star Sword Technique to Mo Yu as well.
Mo Yu didn’t disappoint Linghu Jin Hong’s high hopes, and had smoothly cultivated the Seven Star Sword Technique to the Mastery Stage under the guidance of Qin Xiang during these past few years.
Swish! Swish! Swish! Swish! Swish!
Along with Mo Yu attacking, seven sword lights formed into a group that flashed out as if it had transformed into the scythe of the god of death, and every single sword light took the life of a Demonic Lotusblade Sect disciple.
The crowd of Demonic Lotusblade Sect disciples either fought Mo Yu with their lives or flew for their lives, yet none of them were capable of escaping the same fate.
In a short amount of time, the almost 100 Demonic Lotusblade Sect disciples that were well and living had fallen to the ground, causing blood to flow into rivers.
Under the gazes of everyone present, Mo Yu knelt on the ground that was tainted in blood as two streams of tears flowed from his eyes, and he looked up into the western sky as he said with a loud voice, “Master, are you watching? I’ve taken revenge for you and taken revenge for all the Peak Masters, elders, and senior and junior brothers and sisters… All of you can rest in peace in the afterlife.” After he finished speaking, Mo Yu made three resounding kowtows on the ground before standing up once again.
“All of the remaining people must establish a vow with your blood… If any of you had joined the Demonic Lotusblade Sect, Snow Moon Sect, or Origin Convergence Sect five years ago, then you’ll be blasted to death by the Nine-Nine Heavenly Tribulation!” Duan Ling Tian’s fierce gaze descended onto all the remaining Demonic Lotusblade Sect disciples as he spoke with a low voice.
Instantly, many people in the group of Demonic Lotusblade Sect disciples went pale.
These people were disciples that had joined the three great sects five years ago, yet they didn’t take step out themselves earlier, nor did the surrounding Demonic Lotusblade Sect disciples know of their history, so they’d escaped the earlier calamity.
They thought that they would be able to survive, yet never had they imagined that Duan Ling Tian would be so vigilant and ask them to establish a vow under the Nine-Nine Heavenly Tribulation.
Of course, some people held hopes of being lucky in their hearts, and they felt that establishing a vow was nothing great.
Even though the Nine-Nine Heavenly Tribulation was the publicly acknowledged Oath Tribulation of Cloud Continent, but the Nine-Nine Heavenly Tribulation was only an illusory legend to most people.
They didn’t think that an Oath Tribulation could do anything to them, whereas, these people quickly found out how naïve their thinking was.
Along with numerous drops of blood charging into the sky and numerous vows escaping the mouths of the remaining Demonic Lotusblade Sect disciples, waves of continuous thunderclaps sounded out in the horizon.
The thunderclaps grew in frequency and seemed like firecrackers.
As soon as all the Demonic Lotusblade Sect disciples finished speaking, balls of dark clouds condensed at the horizon, and they arrived in the sky above the gorge in a short moment before ceaselessly converging together.
Violet colored bolts of lightning surged and crackled ceaselessly atop the balls of dark clouds, and it seemed as if it was brewing something.
“Punishment lightning clouds have descended… Many people are going to be struck with misfortune.” Elder Kong who saw this scene from high up in the air couldn’t help but shake his head and smile. “Brother Duan is really intelligent, he even knows to use this method to determine if there are any people in the remaining group of Demonic Lotusblade Sect disciples that avoided being killed earlier. Now, he didn’t even have to make a move himself against those people that avoided death earlier.”
“The son-in-law of I, Feng Wu Dao, is naturally no ordinary person.” Feng Wu Dao spoke indifferently.
His words seemed as if Duan Ling Tian had already married Feng Tian Wu and officially became his son-in-law.
Bang! Bang! Bang! Bang! Bang!
Numerous tribulation lightning bolts that were thick as a bucket tore through the sky as they descended towards the Demonic Lotusblade Sect disciples that avoided death earlier before blasting them into ash, and it wiped out any trace of them in this world.
At the moment of death, only a single thought remained in the minds of these Demonic Lotusblade Sect disciples. “The Oath Tribulation of legend is real! If anyone dared to be hopeful while vowing before the Oath Tribulation, then that person would die for sure.”
The remaining group of Demonic Lotusblade Sect disciples went pale when they saw over 10 fellow disciples being struck into ash, and some with low mental endurance even fell limply and started shivering on the ground.
The scene from before was enough to become a nightmare for their entire lifetimes.
Over 10 bolts of tribulation lightning that were thick as a bucket descended right before them, and it blasted the living people by their sides earlier into ash.
“The legends are true… A person that goes against the oath made under the heavenly tribulation will indeed be blasted to death by the Nine-Nine Heavenly Tribulation!”
“Looks like they were being hopeful when they made the vow earlier.”
The remaining few hundreds of Demonic Lotusblade Sect disciples whispered in discussions, and their words were filled with fear towards the Oath Tribulation.
“All of you… F**k off!” Duan Ling Tian glanced indifferently at the remaining Demonic Lotusblade Sect disciples as he spoke indifferently.
Even though he’d killed many people, but he’d killed people that deserved death!
Killing these hundreds of Demonic Lotusblade Sect disciples was as easy as a flip of the hand to Duan Ling Tian, yet Duan Ling Tian didn’t do it.
These Demonic Lotusblade Sect disciples weren’t disciples of the Azure Forest Tri-Sect that had participated in the battle five years ago that annihilated the Seven Star Sword Sect, so they didn’t deserve death.
As soon as Duan Ling Tian finished speaking and when the crowd of Demonic Lotusblade Sect disciples hadn’t recovered from their shock, there were two Demonic Lotusblade Sect disciples that were the first to recover from their shock, and they glanced at each other before kneeling on the ground and speaking respectfully. “Lord Duan Ling Tian, we want to join the Seven Star Sword Sect!”