Chapter 801: Zi Shang’s Scheme
Translator: KurazyTolanzuraytor Editor: JayC
“Duan Ling Tian? Variant?” Originally, Zi Shang hadn’t thought of that Duan Ling Tian might be a Variant, yet when Feng Wei called it to attention now, he couldn’t help but be stunned.
“Elder Ghost, haven’t you always been unable to discern why Duan Ling Tian is capable of executing soul skills? Do you think that he might be a Variant?” Zi Shang contacted the strand of incomplete soul in his body and asked with a low voice.
“It’s possible.” After a short moment, an aged and ghastly voice sounded out. “Of course, it’s also possibly because of something else. Nothing is certain… No one in this world dares say that he knows everything.”
Zi Shang’s pupils constricted and slight fear was faintly mixed within his eyes as he continued to guess. “I feel that it’s very likely that he’s a Variant… Otherwise, how could be possibly possess such a formidable strength at such an age!?”
“No matter if Duan Ling Tian is a Variant or not, he absolutely can’t be allowed to live! I have a feeling that if you can’t kill him as soon as possible, then it will be you that’ll die in the future!” Eldest Ghost’s words were filled with fear. “Moreover, he possesses the Devilseal Tablet and knows of my existence, and he even knows that the Devilseal Tablet can counter me… Once you’re dead, it’s impossible for me to survive either.”
“So, Elder Ghost, you must help me… We have to find a way to deal with him once and for all and completely wipe him out of existence in this world!” Zi Shang’s eyes flashed with a cold light as he spoke ruthlessly.
“I’ll absolutely not allow him to live!” Elder Ghost’s ghastly and hoarse voice was filled with icy cold and bone piercing killing intent that caused Zi Shang to be unable to help but shudder.
Up until now, even he didn’t know the true ability of this Elder Ghost.
But he knew that Elder Ghost was absolutely an expert above the Martial Emperor Stage at his prime!
“Zi Shang?” Feng Wei couldn’t help but frown when he saw Zi Shang didn’t answer him but was instead in a daze, and he called out to Zi Shang.
Zi Shang returned to his senses. “Vice Fort Master Feng, you’ve guessed correctly… There’s something that I was thinking for a long time earlier, and I’ve decided to tell you about it.”
“Speak.” Feng Wei’s brows raised and slightly anticipated it.
“The reason I want to kill Duan Ling Tian is mainly because he’s capable of countering my Innate Ability! We’re both Variants, yet his bloodline is comparatively special, so when I execute my Innate Ability and launch an attack, my Innate Ability would automatically disperse before I’ve even approached him, causing me to return to my normal strength.” Zi Shang spoke slowly, and this excuse was taught to him by Elder Ghost.
“So that’s how it is.” Feng Wei nodded with understanding, and then he asked with a smile. “Zi Shang, you probably feel extremely awful in your heart since you have such a counter to your ability, right?”
“Of course, I wish for nothing more than to tear him apart before burning his bones and scattering his ashes!” Zi Shang’s expression went serious as he said ruthlessly.
“Very good! Since it’s like that, then we have a common enemy… Do you have a method to deal with him?” asked Feng Wei.
“Unless we enter the Illusory Purgatory once more and Lu Yong is allowed to attack and kill him… Otherwise, no matter if it’s me or Lu Yong, we don’t have the strength to kill him.” Zi Shang shook his head.
“Illusory Purgatory?” Feng Wei frowned. “Every single time that Illusory Purgatory is activated, it will cause an extremely great consumption… It’s not likely for it to be activated again.”
“If it’s like this, then it’s extremely difficult to kill him during the following selections of the Martial Competition of the Ten Dynasties,” said Zi Shang.
“Exactly how strong is that illusory realm soul skill he possesses? According to my knowledge, no matter if it’s a special demon beast with extraordinary natural talent or the Martial Emperor Stage experts of legend, their Spiritual Force abilities are at most capable of going against existences that possess a Spiritual Force that’s inferior or equivalent to themselves.” Feng Wei frowned as he said, “Yong is a third level Void Interpretation Stage martial artist, and his Spiritual Force is at the third level of the Void Interpretation Stage as well… Could it be that Duan Ling Tian’s cultivation has stepped into the third level of the Void Interpretation Stage as well?” As he finished speaking, Feng Wei’s pupils couldn’t help but constrict.
“Vice Fort Master Feng, Duan Ling Tian is different from ordinary martial artists… According to my estimation, he has probably consumed one of those spirit fruits that improve one’s cultivation of the soul, and it caused his Spiritual Force to be higher than his cultivation by two levels.” Zi Shang said, “During the Dynasties Martial Competition of the Darkhan Dynasty one year ago, I witnessed his illusory realm soul skill… At that time, his cultivation was at the ninth level of the Void Initiation Stage yet his Spiritual Force was instead at the second level of the Void Interpretation Stage.”
“What?!” Feng Wei was greatly astonished as he’d heard of spirit fruits that could improve the cultivation of one’s soul in the past. “So in this way, once he breaks through to the first level of the Void Interpretation Stage now, his Spiritual Force will break through to the third level of the Void Interpretation Stage along with it?”
“Yes.” Zi Shang nodded, and then said with a fearful expression, “Moreover, according to my estimation, his cultivation might not simply be at the first level of the Void Interpretation Stage, and it’s extremely likely that he has already broken through to the second level of the Void Interpretation Stage!”
Second level of the Void Interpretation Stage?
A young man that was only 28 years old?
Feng Wei couldn’t help but gasp.
At this moment, he’d started to really take Duan Ling Tian to be a genius figure that he possessed extraordinary natural talent and could make him examine closely.
“In other words, his current Spiritual Force is extremely likely to be at the fourth level of the Void Interpretation Stage?!” Feng Wei took a deep breath. “If it’s really like this, then once he executes that soul skill, there’ll probably be no one that’s a match for him amongst the young geniuses from the Ten Dynasties that have come to participate in the Martial Competition of the Ten Dynasties.”
“It’s not necessarily so… If there’s an existence amongst the 40 plus remaining young geniuses that has broken through to the fourth level of the Void Interpretation Stage and is an Inscription Master at the same time, then perhaps that person will just happen to be able to counter Duan Ling Tian and defeat him!” said Zi Shang.
“Would there be such an existence?” Feng Wei frowned and seemed to no dare believe that such an existence existed.
“Nothing is certain.” Zi Shang said, “Once an existence like that appears, I believe that so long as Vice Fort Master Feng makes a heavy promise to ask that person to help kill Duan Ling Tian, he ought to not refuse.” When Zi Shang spoke up to here, he revealed an evil smile.
“Hmph!” Feng Wei glanced coldly and indifferently at Zi Shang, and then he grunted. “If that time really comes, then the happiest person will probably be you, Zi Shang, right?”
“Vice Fort Master Feng, you can’t say it like that, it’s just that all of us will be happy.” Zi Shang smiled lightly.
“Right, you spoke earlier about some treasure that was easily within my reach… What’s that?” Feng Wei asked when he recalled what Zi Shang had said earlier.
“Vice Fort Master Feng, that was actually just a stalling tactic of mine and I only spoke of it casually… Vice Fort Master Feng is wise and knew that I was being deceitful since the beginning.” Zi Shang spoke unhurriedly as a bright light flashed within the depths of his eyes.
Since no matter if he spoke of the existence of the Devilseal Tablet or not, the members of Skywolf Fort would still want to kill Duan Ling Tian, why should he reveal the existence of the Devilseal Tablet?
Once the Devilseal Tablet fell into the hands of Skywolf Fort, even though he would be able to take it from them in the future, but who knew if an unexpected event would occur during this period of time?
“Let’s first see if there’s an existence amongst those young geniuses that’s unafraid of Duan Ling Tian… Once there’s such an existence, then he’ll surely kill Duan Ling Tian under the promises of the Vice Fort Masters of Skywolf Fort!”
“Moreover, the Spatial Ring in Duan Ling Tian’s possession would most probably fall into that person’s hands… Even if he’s an existence at the fourth level of the Void Interpretation Stage, so long as I ask Elder Ghost to possess my body, I’ll still be able to kill him in a short period of time and seize Duan Ling Tian’s Spatial Ring!” Duan Ling Tian started scheming in his heart.
“Of course, if no one can suppress Duan Ling Tian in the later selections of the martial competition… At that time, I’ll tell Feng Wei about the fact that Duan Ling Tian possesses the Devilseal Tablet that’s capable of providing an amplification of 100%. For the sake of the Devilseal Tablet, I believe Feng Wei will stop at nothing to kill Duan Ling Tian!” Zi Shang made a backup preparation for his scheme.
“Duan Ling Tian, this time, you’re dead for sure!!” Zi Shang’s eyes were filled with extreme icy coldness.
Duan Ling Tian naturally didn’t know everything that occurred within the inner fort.
Presently, he was silently comprehending Wind Concept in his room in Narcissus Pavilion.
Duan Ling Tian, who held a Wind Concept Fragment in his hand, was surrounded by strands of clearly visible strong winds, and the strong winds were profound and strengthening ceaselessly.
At this moment, Duan Ling Tian felt as if he’d completely fused into the wind. He was the wind and the wind was he.
As he comprehended in meditation, Duan Ling Tian forgot the time.
“Big Brother Duan!” Duan Ling Tian only returned to his senses when a familiar voice entered into his ears from outside, and then he put away the Wind Concept Fragment in his hand.
“Tian Wu!” After he opened his room’s door, Duan Ling Tian noticed that dawn had already arrived in the horizon, and a new day had arrived officially.
“Big Brother Duan, we ought to go over already.” Feng Tian Wu, who’d rested for a night, seemed to be even more beautiful and moving. It wasn’t just that, Duan Ling Tian noticed some slight changes in her.
“Tian Wu wouldn’t have broken through, right?” Duan Ling Tian was stunned, then his Spiritual Force stretched out, and he heaved a sigh of relief when he noticed that Feng Tian Wu’s cultivation was still at the first level of the Void Interpretation Stage.
“Looks like I’m too suspicious… Right, Tian Wu has just broken through to the first level of the Void Interpretation Stage a few days ago. Even if she wants to break through again, it would at least require a period of time.” Duan Ling Tian shook his head as he walked side by side with Feng Tian Wu to gather with Feng Wu Dao before heading towards the combat arena.
At the same time, many people were already present in the sky above the combat arena.
“Duan Ling Tian!”
“Brother Ling Tian.”
Not long after, Su Li and Zhang Shou Yong arrived as well, and Sword 13 who walked before Su Li nodded to Duan Ling Tian’s group of three and could be said to have greeted them.
In next to no time, Saber 5 and Long Yun arrived on time.
Before long, all the representatives and young geniuses of the ten Dynasties had arrived.
After a night of rest, the young geniuses of the ten Dynasties were full of spirit and energy, and they were utterly devoid of the dejectedness they revealed when they saw the corpses of the numerous young geniuses at dusk yesterday.
A howl of the wind sounded out from the inner fort, and it caused everyone to be unable to refrain from raising their heads and looking over.
A tall young man flew over and arrived in the sky above the combat arena in the blink of an eye.
“Lu Yong!” When they saw Lu Yong, the people present knew that the two Vice Fort Masters of Skywolf Fort ought to be arriving soon.