Chapter 887: The Appearance of the Senior Officials
Translator: EndlessFantasy Translation Editor: EndlessFantasy Translation
“Junior Sister Tan, when you first arrived there was a moment when your speed was raised to perfection… Although the Heaven and Earth Phenomenon still hasn’t consolidated and form a shape yet, I could see that your speed at that time was definitely not as simple as the Fifth Level Void Interpretation,” Nangong Yi said as he smiled. It added more charm to that originally handsome face.
This made a group of Five Element Sect’s disciples — including Tan Huan as well — blushed uncontrollably. They were charmed by his speech and manner.
“In that case, did you arrive here early, Senior Brother Yi?”
Tan Huan returned to her senses. She looked at Nangong Yi and let out a charming smile on her delicate face.
“Probably a little earlier than you, Junior Sister Tan.” Nangong Yi nodded.
At this moment, Tian Zhen who was at the side seemed to have been hit by a sudden realization. A light instantly flashed across his eyes as he asked bluntly, “Senior Brother Yi, then did you arrive earlier than me?”
“You?” Nangong Yi laughed, “Yeah, slightly earlier I guess.”
“So, does this mean that you know what happened to Hu Fei earlier, Senior Brother Yi?” Tian Zhen’s eyes lit up as he asked curiously.
“Well, I don’t really know the details since I’ve only just arrived not long ago. However, I’m sure that many of our brothers and sisters must have seen the entire scene with their own eyes,” Nangong Yi replied while he looked at the crowd of Five Element Sect’s disciples in the distance. His eyes were filled with wisdom.
“Senior Brother Yi, I know! I know!”
At this moment, an ordinary-looking female disciple stepped forward excitedly. In just a short moment, she had already appeared not far from Nangong Yi. She looked at him with an overjoyed expression on her face.
To the female disciples of Five Element Sect, the Nangong Twins were undoubtedly their dream lovers. They had dreamed countless of times, and the dreams usually contained the shadows of these two strongest younger generation disciple of Five Element Sect.
“What’s your name, Junior Sister?” Nangong Yi smiled at that female disciple. The latter was blushing and felt completely out of breath.
After a moment, she finally returned to her senses. She was a little excited and nervous as she replied, “S-Senior B…Brother Yi, I-I’m… Chen Bi.”
“Junior Sister Chen,” A dazzling smile appeared on Nangong Yi’s face, adding more charm to it. Smiling, he reassured, “Don’t be nervous, just tell me what happened earlier.”
“O-Okay,” Chen Bi nodded her head. She inhaled deeply and began to calm herself down.
At this moment, all of the other Five Element Sect’s female disciples were all filled with jealousy. They were all itching to take her place.
“Chen Bi has beaten us to it!”
“Why didn’t I react just now? Otherwise, it would’ve been me instead of Chen Bi who’s in the limelight in front of Senior Brother Yi.”
Many of the female disciples were feeling regretful.
In the distance, Duan Ling Tian who saw this scene was stunned into speechlessness by it.
“Hurmph! What’s so good about the Nangong Twins? They’re just some pretty boys… Furthermore, if I really have to say it, I’d say Duan Ling Tian is even more handsome than they are. How could those dumbstruck girls be so shameless over them!” Huang Daniu snorted. It was as if he did not approve of the Five Element Sect’s female disciples’ reactions.
“Daniu, ” Chen Wei who was standing by the side shook his head as he smiled, “The reason they’re popular is not just because of their good looks… What’s more important is the fact that they’re the best young disciples in our Five Element Sect.”
In this world where the strongest became king, the charm of a man did not lie only in looks.
It lay even more on his martial prowess.
If his strength was extremely weak, so what if he was extremely handsome?
As long as a man who was very ugly had abundant strength, he would be able to decide his own fate with just a lift of his finger.
Duan Ling Tian stood by the side quietly and exchanged a glance with the blue-clad young man in the distance.
This young man’s cold expression, taciturnity, and aloofness to his surroundings gave him an extremely dangerous feeling.
This feeling was something that Nangong Yi never gave him.
“Initially, I thought that with my current strength, and the fact that I have the Soul Skill — Thousand Illusions, I’ll be able to hold the title ‘hero’ among the younger generation of Five Element Sect’s disciples… However, it seems like I’ve underestimated the Five Element Sect,” Duan Ling Tian murmured.
He did not have complete faith in himself when it came to Nangong Chen.
As they stood beside Nangong Yi, Tian Zhen, Tan Huan, and Nangong Chen quickly learned about the sequence of events from that Five Element Sect’s female disciple.
The three of them instantly looked at Duan Ling Tian and Huang Daniu and stared at them fixedly, as if they were trying to figure them out.
“Interesting, interesting… Looks like this time Wood Peak might not come out last after all,” Nangong Yi smiled.
As the saying went, let things go if they did not affect one personally.
However, Tian Zhen and Tan Huan who were at the side could not be as calm as Nangong Yi. Their faces instantly turned bleak.
When they exchanged glances with each other, they could see the sparks that were flickering in each other’s eyes.
If it was really Duan Ling Tian and Huang Daniu who carried out that trick, then they had no confidence that they would be able to defeat the two of them.
After all, at this moment, even Hu Fei who was stronger than them had already fallen for their trick.
They knew that they were much more inferior compared to Hu Fei, the Fire Peak’s disciple.
For this reason, the Peak that would come out last among the Five Element Sect’s Five Peaks would be either Water or Earth Peak.
— and none of them was willing to let the Peak that they were in rank last.
The Peak that ranked last would not be able to get its hands on any of the good cultivation resources that would be issued simultaneously by the Five Element Sect traditionally in the next three years. This was because all of the good cultivation resources would be split between the first four Peaks that were ranked in front of them.
As an analogy, the Peak that ranked last could only eat the remaining leftover dishes after the four Peaks were done with their sumptuous meals.
“B-But… Just now, Senior Brother kept yelling and he seemed to be saying something about ‘external force’?” The female disciple added.
Tian Zhen and Tan Huan were looking each other with sparks in their eyes. The moment the words left her mouth, their eyes instantly lit up.
If the trick that was played on Hu Fei came from some external force, then they really did not have to worry at all.
After all, during the Battle of the Five Peaks, all the representatives from every peak would not be allowed to use any external force including spirit weapons. They could only rely on their Origin Energy and Concept to battle it out.
The reason why this rule was implemented was because the Five Element Sect did not wish to see any Peak disciple meet with an accident.
If they used their spirit weapons, the senior officials of the Five Element Sect that would be present on the scene might not be able to provide timely assistance to the Five Element Sect’s disciple who was in danger.
In the past, the Five Element Sect had suffered many losses similar to this.
For this reason, all of the young representatives of every Peak were not allowed to use any external force, including their spirit weapon, in the Battle of the Five Peak now.
“They’ll never be Hu Fei’s opponent if they did not rely on external forces… At the same time, they’re not necessarily our opponents as well.”
With a tacit agreement, Tian Zhen and Tan Huan exchanged glances and smiled. Both could guess the other party’s thoughts.
Whoosh! Whoosh! Whoosh! Whoosh! Whoosh!
All of a sudden, the wind and the clouds in the sky shook, and immediately afterward, streaks of shadows appeared out of thin air.
There were middle-aged men and old men among this group of people.
Seeing these people, all of the Five Element Sect’s disciples present on scene immediately stood straight in respect before they finally shifted their gaze respectfully to the plain-clothed middle-aged man standing in front, “Sect Leader!”
All of the disciples of the Five Element Sect immediately paid their respect to that plain-clothed middle-aged man.
“He’s the Sect Leader of the Five Element Sect?” Duan Ling Tian also instantly shifted his gaze towards that plain-clothed middle-aged man.
That middle-aged man wore plain-clothing, and he was very ordinary-looking. There was a look of determination on his face, and that pair of calm eyes were particularly deep and dark. It was as encompassing as the vast ocean that could contain hundreds of rivers.
Duan Ling Tian immediately shifted his gaze to the back and saw Yang Ling and Ke Zheng.
At this moment, both of them were following suit behind a grey-clad middle-aged man. The grey-clad middle-aged man, on the other hand, was standing side by side with another three men behind the Sect Leader of the Five Element Sect.
‘He’s the Peak Master of Wood Peak?’ Duan Ling Tian wondered in his heart.
Unlike the Sect Leader of the Five Element Sect who was ordinary looking, although the Peak Master of Wood Peak was already more than half-a-century old, and the years had left a trail of great vicissitudes on his face, it was still easy to see from his features that he was one of those rare handsome men when he was young.
“Oh?” Duan Ling Tian quickly noticed that the Peak Master of Wood Peak was staring straight at him and even nodded as he flashed a smile at him.
“You’re Duan Ling Tian?”
Duan Ling Tian’s immediately eardrum trembled, and the magnetic voice of a middle-aged man entered his ear.
There was no doubt that the owner of this voice was none other than the Peak Master of Wood Peak.
“Greatest respect to you, Peak Master! Also, thank you for the Origin Enhancing Fruit that you gave me the other day, Peak Master,” Duan Ling Tian replied through Voice Transmission.
After a moment of silence, the voice of the Wood Peak Peak Master sounded again, “Do you have confidence in getting third place?”
The moment Duan Ling Tian heard the Peak Master’s question, he was stunned for a moment before he finally came back to his senses. He understood what the Peak Master was trying to imply.
It was nothing more than the specific ranking of the five Peaks after the Battle of the Five Peak ended today.
The Peak Master was actually asking him whether he was confident in obtaining the third place for Wood Peak.
“Peak Master, my goal is to be at least second in rank… If there’s a chance, I’ll take the first place!” A gleam flashed across Duan Ling Tian’s eyes as he replied using the Voice Transmission.
“HAHAHAHAHAHAHA! Good! That’s good! If you can really get the second place, I’ll owe you a favor! In the future, if you have any request, I’ll fulfill them all as long as they’re within my power and does not harm the Five Element Sect,” The Voice Transmission from the Peak Master was filled with laughter as he gave his words.
“Thank you, Peak Master.” In Duan Ling Tian’s opinion, this promise that the Peak Master had just made was given for free.
“Hu Fei! What the hell are you doing?” Suddenly, a loud voice roared and awakened Duan Ling Tian.
As he looked towards the voice, he noticed that there was an old man who was standing beside Wood Peak and behind the Sect Leader of the Five Element Sect. He was solemnly staring at Hu Fei who was still flying around.
Hu Fei’s antic was all taken in by the old man. This was also the reason that caused him to have a dark expression on his face.
“Spiritual Energy?” At this moment, the small middle-aged fat man who was standing beside the old man suddenly narrowed his eyes as if he had discovered something peculiar.
“What a strong Spiritual Energy!”
Almost at the same time, Duan Ling Tian suddenly felt a strong sense of Spiritual Energy surging towards him. It instantly smashed his Illusory Space that was forged by the Soul Skill ‘Thousand Illusions’ into pieces.
Duan Ling Tian instantly shifted his gaze towards the middle-aged fat man as he asked Chen Wei who was standing by the side, “That short fatty is the Peak Master of which peak?”