Chapter 866: The Anxious Fort Masters
Translator: KurazyTolanzuraytor Editor: JayC
“What? Your Earth Peak wants to use force?” Duan Ling Tian sized up the Earth Peak disciple with interest, and then he smiled with disdain. “You seem to not have the strength to be forceful with me, right?”
“You!!” The Earth Peak disciple’s face went grim as he said with a grim expression, “Duan Ling Tian, our Elder Tang asked you to join the Earth Peak because he thinks highly of you… Don’t make us force you to submit instead of being persuaded properly!”
“Force him to submit? Good, very good!” Duan Ling Tian hadn’t spoken yet when a cold and indifferent voice sounded out, and not only did the Earth Peak disciple’s face go pale, even Duan Ling Tian was shocked.
As he looked at the one-armed old man that appeared out of thin air, Duan Ling Tian felt a slight chill run down his spine.
When did this Elder Yang conceal himself nearby?
He was actually not aware of it in the slightest.
He could imagine that if Elder Yang wanted to make a move against him, then perhaps he wouldn’t have even reacted to what had happened before perishing.
The one-armed old man was precisely the Wood Peak’s Elder Yang Ling.
After Yang Ling made an appearance, he smiled lightly to Duan Ling Tian. “Duan Ling Tian, you’re not bad… You still weren’t moved even when facing the temptation of a grade two spirit weapon and seventh level Concept Fragment, it’s truly difficult to come by.”
Duan Ling Tian couldn’t help but be slightly guilty in his heart when he heard Yang Ling’s praise.
It wasn’t that he wasn’t moved, but he utterly didn’t fancy a grade two spirit weapon and seventh level Concept Fragment, because they were worthless to him.
If it was a Profundity Fragment or Royal Grade Spirit Weapon, then even if he didn’t join the Earth Peak, he would surely think of a way to obtain it.
When the Earth Peak disciple saw Yang Ling make an appearance, his face went completely pale, and his body started trembling intensely from fear.
When he saw the Yang Ling didn’t pay any attention to him after making an appearance and had instead spoken to Duan Ling Tian, his face instantly revealed an overjoyed expression.
Without the slightest hesitation, the Earth Peak disciple flashed out towards the distance, and he obviously intended to flee.
But would it be possible for a mere second level Void Interpretation Stage martial artist like him to flee from Yang Ling?
A wisp of disdain appeared on the corners of Duan Ling Tian’s mouth when he saw the Earth Peak disciple fleeing.
Even though he didn’t know Yang Ling’s exact strength, Yang Ling was undoubtedly at the Void Transformation Stage.
Moreover, even Elder Ke had to address Yang Lang as Senior Brother, so Yang Ling’s strength was obviously not inferior to Ke Zheng.
“Hmph!” Yang Ling’s eyes narrowed when he saw the Earth Peak disciple intending to flee, and then his arm raised before fiercely swinging it in a circle, and it revolved swiftly.
At the same time, a vast strong wind gushed out from Yang Ling’s arm that revolved ceaselessly, and it formed a wind vortex.
As soon as the vortex appeared, it emitted a terrifying suction force that struck directly towards the Earth Peak disciple.
In practically an instant, the body of the Earth Peak disciple that fled swiftly froze abruptly, then it flew backwards like an arrow that left the bow, and he completely lost control of his body.
The Earth Peak disciple that was enveloped by the suction force of the vortex transformed into a bolt of lightning that didn’t stop in the slightest as it charged into the vortex.
“No!!” This was the final shrill cry let out by the Earth Peak disciple before his entire body was sucked into the vortex and transformed into a rain of blood that covered the sky, and he completely vanished in the heavens and the earth.
At the same time, Yang Ling struck out like a bolt of lightning, and the vortex that was formed by his strength and arm vanished along with this.
Because only a blink of an eye had passed since Yang Ling made a move and stopped, the phenomenon of the heavens and earth in the sky hadn’t had the time to condense into form completely before dispersing.
Duan Ling Tian gasped as he looked at the one-armed old man that wasn’t tainted with a trace of blood, and his heart was filled with shock. “The strength of this Elder Yang is actually stronger than Elder Ke who has broken through!”
Ke Zheng was at the seventh level of the Void Transformation Stage after breaking through, and he’d once launched an attack before Duan Ling Tian to instantly annihilate the seventh level Void Interpretation Stage bandit.
Now, Yang Ling had launched an attack before Duan Ling Tian as well, and he’d even executed an extremely formidable Heaven Rank martial skill.
Duan Ling Tian who’d fused with the two lifetimes worth of memories of the Rebirth Martial Emperor and inherited the Rebirth Martial Emperor’s discerning gaze was easily able to discern that Yang Ling was stronger than Ke Zheng.
Howls of the wind sounded out from afar, and it drew Duan Ling Tian’s gaze.
In the distant sky, the Wood Peak disciple, or precisely speaking the Earth Peak disciple hiding in the Wood Peak that was injured by Duan Ling Tian a few days ago, seemed to have noticed that his identity was exposed, and he was fleeing towards the distance.
Duan Ling Tian shook his head.
He knew that it was impossible for that Earth Peak disciple to flee.
Reality was exactly as Duan Ling Tian had thought.
Along with the one-armed old man vanishing before his eyes, the Earth Peak disciple in the distance exploded in practically the exact same moment, and he transformed into a rain of blood that covered the sky.
Blood sprayed through the sky as the one-armed old man’s figure appeared along with it.
Subsequently, he vanished once more.
“Perhaps there’re no experts in the younger generation of the Wood Peak, but the experts of the senior generation are numerous like the clouds!” Duan Ling Tian couldn’t help but sigh.
After all, the Wood Peak was the strongest peak beneath the Gold Peak in the Five Element Sect over 20 years ago.
At that time, the reason the Wood Peak was strong was undoubtedly because it was supported by the current batch of experts of the older generation.
“Big Brother Duan.” A voice that was moving like the cry of an oriole caused Duan Ling Tian to return to his senses and turn around to look at the source of the voice.
A pretty young woman was standing there.
The young woman was around the age of 16 or 17 and looked to be rather graceful.
“Eh.” Suddenly, Duan Ling Tian noticed that something was off, and he obtained an answer after his Spiritual Force stretched out.
“Little Xuan, you’ve broken through?” Duan Ling Tian asked with slight surprise.
“Yes.” The young woman was precisely Ye Xuan, and she nodded excitedly before she said with a confident expression, “I’m confident in breaking through to the ninth level of the Nascent Soul Stage in another month!”
Duan Ling Tian wasn’t surprised and only slightly sighed with emotion when he heard this.
He knew that besides the medicinal pills of high purity that he’d refined for her, the reason Ye Xuan improved so swiftly was mostly because she possessed Origin Stones to supplement her cultivating.
Coupled with Ye Xuan’s current natural talent, she naturally improved by leaps and bounds.
“Then you should continue working hard… Perhaps the Wood Peak will rely on you to support them up in the future.” Duan Ling Tian smiled lightly.
“Big Brother Duan, stop kidding.” Ye Xuan playfully spat out her tongue and said with a smile, “The future of the Wood Peak will surely be borne by Big Brother Duan… As for me, I only have a tiny presence.”
Duan Ling Tian shook his head and didn’t explain further.
What could he say?
Could he say that it was impossible for him to stay in the Five Element Sect forever?
Could he say that he’d joined the Five Element Sect only for the sake of reuniting with his friends?
As for what he said earlier, Duan Ling Tian was naturally not speaking without thinking.
Perhaps Ye Xuan’s current strength was nothing.
But he believed that so long as Ye Xuan had a cultivation environment and sufficient resources, then she would surely be able to become the most outstanding disciple in the Wood Peak after another ten or twenty years.
At the southern area of the northern desert, Ancient Desert City.
Skywolf Fort, Inner Fort.
At the center of the luxurious Audience Hall sat a yellow clothed young woman at the head seat. Her beautiful brows were knit slightly, and she had a displeased expression.
A green clothed young woman sat silently at the seat below the yellow clothed young woman, and after a short moment, she asked. “Xue Nai, it has already been three days… Until when do you intend to wait?”
These two young women were precisely Han Xue Nai and Mu Xue Yi that had come to the Skywolf Fort three days ago.
“Hmph!” Han Xue Nai grunted, and then she stood up as her lively eyes flickered with a bright light. “I don’t care anymore! If that fellow still doesn’t come to see me… Then I’ll freeze those five fellows into popsicles!” As soon as she finished speaking, a frightful coldness arose from Han Xue Nai’s body.
Along with this frightful coldness sweeping out, Han Xue Nai’s figure vanished on the spot.
“Someone is going to be struck with misfortune again.” Mu Xue Yi shook her head and chased up.
In a spacious courtyard in the inner fort, four old men and a middle aged man sat in a circle.
At this moment, all five of them had a similarity, their brows were knit tightly as if they’d encountered something troublesome.
If the disciples of the Skywolf Fort were here, they would surely be able to recognize them with a single glance.
These five people that sat in a circle were the five Vice Fort Masters of their Skywolf Fort!
“Master, what should we do now? It has been three days and that Young Miss still hasn’t left. Looks like she’s going to waste time with you…” Feng Wei looked at the old man that sat before him and laughed bitterly.
The old man was precisely one of the two ninth level Void Transformation Stage Vice Fort Masters of the Skywolf Fort, Luo Fu, and he was also Feng Wei’s master.
“There’s nothing we can do, you’ve seen it as well… Even the Fort Master was terrified to the point of going into hiding when he heard that Young Miss arrived.” Luo Fu laughed bitterly.
Even though he was the leader of the five great Vice Fort Masters of Skywolf Fort, the strongest existence beneath the Skywolf Fort’s Master, but he was helpless against that yellow clothed young woman.
That yellow clothed young woman wasn’t someone he could afford to offend.
He still remembered that when he saw the yellow clothed young woman for the first time, an old woman was following by the yellow clothed young woman’s side.
Even when their Skywolf Fort’s Master met that old woman, he had to bow and grovel before respectfully addressing her as Senior.
Their Skywolf Fort’s Master was an existence at the peak of the Void Transformation Stage, and he was only half a step away from becoming a Martial Monarch.
Thus, the old woman’s strength was obvious.
She was surely an existence at the Martial Monarch Stage or above!
The thing that shocked him the most wasn’t this.
He remembered that even an existence as strong as that old woman had to respectfully address the yellow clothed young woman as Young Miss, and she seemed more like a servant by the young woman’s side.
Even her servant was an existence at the Martial Monarch Stage, so it was obvious how terrifying the background of the young woman was.
“The reason the Fort Master went into closed door cultivation the last time seemed to be because of her… After the Fort Master came out from within closer doors, his beard was gone, and it felt as if it was pulled out by someone.” Yu Tang gasped and had a terrified expression.
“How about we tell her about Duan Ling Tian’s whereabouts? Perhaps she would leave our Skywolf Fort because of being anxious to look for Duan Ling Tian.” Ning Can suggested.
“Have you gone mad?!” Meng Li’s face went grim. “Don’t you forget that she addresses Duan Ling Tian as Big Brother, and her relationship with Duan Ling Tian is obviously deep… If she’s allowed to go to the Blade Sect and find Duan Ling Tian, and he tells her about the matter of us sending people to kill him, then do you think she’ll let us off?
“At that time, our Skywolf Fort will probably perish under her rage!”