Chapter 879: Didn’t You Die Already?
Translator: KurazyTolanzuraytor Editor: JayC
As soon as Yang Ling finished speaking, Luo Chen moved as he’d chose to strike first to seize the advantage.
Luo Chen’s body was like a swimming dragon that shot towards Duan Ling Tian, and the grade three spirit sword in his hand tore through the sky and emitted a wave of ear piercing sword howls.
Swimming Dragon Sword Technique!
When Luo Chen struck out with his sword, the sword in his hand seemed to flawlessly combine with his body, and if it was said that his body was like the body of a dragon, then the sword in his hand was the dragon’s claw.
The sharp dragon claw tore through the sky without holding back in the slightest as it clawed at Duan Ling Tian.
When faced with Luo Chen’s sword strike that approached menacingly, Duan Ling Tian lazily stretched his body before yawning.
The surrounding crowd of Wood Peak disciples were speechless when they saw this scene.
Perhaps Luo Chen’s strength was inferior to Duan Ling Tian, yet it wasn’t much inferior.
As far as they were concerned, Duan Ling Tian was being overconfident and would probably suffer a loss.
After all, Duan Ling Tian hadn’t even withdrawn a spirit weapon now.
Right when Luo Chen flashed towards Duan Ling Tian with his sword, 140 ancient horned dragon silhouettes dashed out with imposing manners that shot into the sky like a rainbow, and they brandished their claws and bared their fangs as they pounced towards Duan Ling Tian.
When he saw Luo Chen had arrived very close by, Duan Ling Tian’s Spiritual Force that was accumulating strength since long ago entered into the soul brand in the depths of his soul, and he directly executed his soul skills.
An illusory space appeared to envelop an area of a few ten meters around Duan Ling Tian.
Meanwhile, Luo Chen just happened to be within the area the illusory space enveloped.
Duan Ling Tian flashed out to the side when facing Luo Chen’s sword strike that approached menacingly.
Subsequently, the spectating crowd of Wood Peak disciples were shocked to the point their eyes stared wide open, and some of them even gaped from astonishment and couldn’t recover from it for a long time.
All of this was because they’d seen a scene that they couldn’t forget for their entire lifetimes.
They clearly saw that right when Duan Ling Tian flashed to the side at a speed that even their eyes could capture.
Luo Chen who logically speaking possessed a strength that far surpassed them had instead seemed as if he didn’t notice it, and he and his sword continued to pierce towards the place Duan Ling Tian was earlier.
His fierce gaze stared at the sky before him from the beginning until the end, and it was as if Duan Ling Tian was still there.
“What’s Luo Chen doing?”
“Is he blind? Didn’t he see Duan Ling Tian had already dodged to the side?”
“If he doesn’t stop moving forward, then he’ll completely expose his back to Duan Ling Tian!”
The scene before their eyes caused the crowd of Wood Peak disciples to be stunned in unison, and it was difficult for them to understand why Luo Chen would make such an obvious mistake.
Only the few people that knew of Duan Ling Tian’s ability knew why Luo Chen would be like this.
Luo Chen didn’t make a mistake, and it was even to the extent that in the word in Luo Chen’s eyes, Duan Ling Tian had never moved from the beginning until the end, so he struck forward without stopping.
With a raise of his hand, Origin Energy raged before transforming into gusts of piercingly cold gale that coiled around Duan Ling Tian’s hand, and then it ceaselessly converged together.
In the sky above him, the phenomenon of the heavens and the earth gradually condensed into form.
First there were 70 ancient horned dragon silhouettes that appeared. Subsequently, another 40 ancient horned dragon silhouettes appeared, and a total of 110 ancient horned dragon silhouettes coiled down from the sky as if they were telling everyone about Duan Ling Tian’s strength.
Fifth level Void Interpretation Stage.
Third level Intermediate Wind Concept.
“He’s finished… Luo Chen is finished!” When they saw Luo Chen still hadn’t noticed Duan Ling Tian, and his continuous movement forward didn’t change as he pierced out with his sword towards the location Duan Ling Tian was at earlier, many Wood Peak disciples sighed.
Luo Chen charged out with his sword and flashed past Duan Ling Tian, causing his back to be completely exposed before Duan Ling Tian.
Duan Ling Tian’s palm that had been lifted up and was accumulating force suddenly moved out while shaking the sky, and it was accompanied by waves of muffled explosions of the air as it fiercely descended onto Luo Chen’s back.
An enormous bang sounded out as Luo Chen was blasted flying by Duan Ling Tian’s palm strike, and he was barely able to stop himself in midair after spitting out a few mouthfuls of blood repeatedly.
“Who is it?!” Luo Chen hurriedly turned around, and with a single glance, he noticed Duan Ling Tian who stood there, causing his expression to be unable to help but be covered in shock.
“You… Why’re you here? Didn’t you… Didn’t you die already?” Luo Chen seemed as if he’d seen a ghost when he looked at Duan Ling Tian before him.
Earlier, the sword in his hand had clearly been sent into Duan Ling Tian’s chest and killed Duan Ling Tian.
But when he was feeling extremely excited from his success, he felt a vast energy come from behind him and descend onto him, causing him to be heavily injured and blasted flying.
Originally, he thought it was Huang Daniu who was disgruntled after seeing Duan Ling Tian being killed and had launched an attack on him.
But when he turned around, he noticed an extremely terrifying thing to his shock.
Duan Ling Tian who should have been killed by him was actually standing completely unharmed behind him, and this was slightly difficult for him to accept.
“I’ve already died?” Duan Ling Tian sneered when facing Luo Chen who was struck with panic. “Do you think that someone like you is capable of killing me?”
Earlier, he’d utilized his soul skill, Thousand Illusions, to confuse Luo Chen and allowed Luo Chen to kill the illusion of him that was constructed within the illusory space as he wanted to make Luo Chen come to him and give his life away.
Everything that happened after that was within his control as well.
He withdrew his soul skill, Thousand Illusion, after he heavily injured Luo Chen and revealed himself before Luo Chen’s eyes.
When Luo Chen saw that he was alive, Luo Chen would naturally seem as if he’d seen a ghost.
After all, Luo Chen had already killed the illusory him in the illusory space, and Luo Chen utterly didn’t know of the existence of the illusory space.
“Impossible… How could this be possible?! How could such a thing possibly happen? It’s impossible! It’s impossible!!” Luo Chen had a stunned gaze as he shook his head ceaselessly and was slightly hysterical.
“There’s still another breath of time!” Right at this moment, Yang Ling’s voice sounded out.
The gazes of the surrounding crowd of Wood Peak disciples lit up, and then they stared at Luo Chen and Duan Ling Tian as they wanted to know if Luo Chen would be able to persist for this final breath of time.
If he was able to last in the last breath of time, then he would be able to live, and if he didn’t, then he would die here.
Yang Ling’s voice that entered into Luo Chen’s ears was like a voice that hastened his death, causing him to not dare be distracted and think about anything else, and only the thought of staying away from Duan Ling Tian remained.
So long as he was able to last this last breath of time, he would be able to live.
As for anything else, he couldn’t be bothered, nor did he dare think about it.
At this moment, there was only a single thought in his mind — survive!
But would he be able to survive?
Right when Luo Chen’s figure flashed out with the intention of fleeing.
A swift violet colored figure appeared by his side like a shadow, and it terrified him to the point his soul almost left his body.
“No!!” Luo Chen’s face went pale when he saw Duan Ling Tian who was extremely close by, and at the same time that he shouted out explosively, the grade three spirit sword in his hand shook before it pierced towards Duan Ling Tian.
A tiny sword howl had just resounded out when it instantly stopped abruptly.
In the next moment, all of the spectators clearly saw that a tiny mark of a sword had suddenly appeared on Luo Chen’s throat.
After a short moment, the mark bloomed open before dazzling and resplendent blood gushed out as if it was worthless, and it tainted Luo Chen’s entire body.
Subsequently, Luo Chen’s gaze became dazed as his hand that held the sword that pierced towards Duan Ling Tian stopped halfway, and its speed slowed down as it flashed forward.
Luo Chen’s body that was devoid of any signs of life in the blink of an eye flashed out along with it.
Luo Chen’s body fell down, and it fell onto the cliff at the side of the Wood Peak in a short moment, causing it to become a pile of mush.
The scene was deathly silent.
The crowd of Wood Peak disciples withdrew their gazes before tacitly looking at the nearby violet clothed young man, and their gazes were filled with astonishment.
Since an unknown time, a three foot long blade had already appeared in the hand of the violet clothed young man.
The brief sword howl from before was precisely emitted from this three foot long blade in his hand.
Sword Drawing Arts!
After Duan Ling Tian moved like a shadow to arrive by Luo Chen’s side, it was the sword skill he’d used to slice Luo Chen’s throat with a single strike.
The sword skill wasn’t of high rank, yet it stressed extremely upon speed.
Mobilizing the Sword Drawing Arts with Duan Ling Tian’s current strength caused its speed to be even swifter to a shocking degree.
At least, amongst the people present, only Ke Zheng and Yang Ling saw it clearly.
Even if it was Huang Daniu who was similarly a fifth level Void Interpretation Stage martial artist like Duan Ling Tian, he was similarly incapable of catching that sword light that flashed briefly.
With a raise of his hand, the grade three spirit sword in his hand was put away in his Spatial Ring.
At the same time, the almost 160 ancient horned dragon silhouettes in the sky dispersed along with this and vanished without a trace in the blink of an eye.
“That strike of Duan Ling Tian’s was so swift!”
“Yeah. From the beginning until the end, I only heard a brief howl of the sword… When I reacted to what had happened, Luo Chen had already died.”
“But this was also because Luo Chen was already injured. Otherwise, Duan Ling Tian might not have caught up to him.”
“Speaking about Luo Chen’s injuries, I’m still slightly unable to wrap my head around it… Why did he still charge forward without stopped after Duan Ling Tian dodged? Moreover, he exposed his back to Duan Ling Tian.”
“The strangest thing of it all was after he was heavily injured by Duan Ling Tian, he actually said Duan Ling Tian had already died when he turned around to look at Duan Ling Tian.”
“His desire to excel probably arose in his heart and caused him to hallucinate. In this way, everything makes sense… He exposed his back to Duan Ling Tian because of his hallucinations.”
The crowd of Wood Peak disciples discussed animatedly, and the content of their discussions was none other than the scene of Duan Ling Tian and Luo Chen’s battle.
“Haha… Duan Ling Tian, nice work!” Huang Daniu laughed heartily after Duan Ling Tian returned, and he raised his thumb to Duan Ling Tian. “Luo Chen was an idiot… He actually dared choose a freak like you.”
“If not me, then could it be that he would choose you?” Duan Ling Tian rolled his eyes at Huang Daniu. “A fellow like you would have probably killed him in a single move… I at least allowed him to live for the time of two breaths.”
In the distance, Ke Zheng and Yang Ling glanced at each other and sighed.
They naturally didn’t sigh because of Luo Chen’s death, and it was instead because of the matter of He Gang crippling his own cultivation.
He Gang was an elder of the Wood Peak, and existence at the sixth level of the Void Transformation Stage.
Yet an existence like this had crippled his own cultivation, and it was an extremely big loss to the Wood Peak.