Chapter 897: A Mad Idea
Translator: EndlessFantasy Translation Editor: EndlessFantasy Translation
Horror instantly dawned on Hu Fei who was standing beside Cha Bai.
Whether it was Variant or innate ability, he had heard enough about it to know what these two words actually meant.
“T-This Duan Ling Tian is actually a Variant?!” A cold look flickered in Hu Fei’s eyes as he stared intensely at Duan Ling Tian. “It turns out that from the very beginning, the person who mocked and humiliated me in front of everyone is actually him!” Hu Fei was enraged to his limit. How he wished to tear Duan Ling Tian into thousands of pieces and smashed his bones into dust!
However, he also knew that the innate ability that Duan Ling Tian possessed was not something he could fight against.
‘Duan Ling Tian, you’re just lucky because you’re gifted with a good ability… If you’re not a Variant, and you don’t possess that innate ability, you’re nothing but an ant in front of me!’ Hu Fei roared in his heart again and again. Other than feeling enraged, there was a trace of jealousy in his heart as well.
He was jealous of this Variant, Duan Ling Tian.
A Variant who possessed innate ability was also known as God’s Favourite in the Cloud Continent. Their innate ability and skills were more than enough for anyone to be envious and jealous of.
Many Five Element Sect’s disciples who had heard the word ‘Variant’ immediately focused their attention on Duan Ling Tian. Their gazes were filled with scorching fire.
After those Five Element Sect’s disciples who had no idea what a Variant was heard the explanation from the surrounding people, their eyes also lit up instantly as they stared at Duan Ling Tian like they had just seen some unique and rare animal.
Naturally, there were many who kept their composure as well. Like Guo Chong, the Sect Leader of the Five Element Sect, and his direct disciple, Nangong Chen.
Other than them, all of Wood Peak’s people under Qi Yu, the Peak Master of Wood Peak, also had a calm expression on their faces. Not many changes could be seen on their faces.
“Looks like Qi Yu knew since earlier that Duan Ling Tian is a Variant.” Yu Fang, the Peak Master of Water Peak’s eyes flashed. Dread could be seen on her face.
She finally understood why Duan Ling Tian was kept as a trump card by Wood Peak.
It turned out that Duan Ling Tian was not a pure human being. Instead, he was a person whose body contained half the blood of a Demon.
He was a Variant, an existence that was between humans and Demons.
There were two types of Variant.
The first type was the kind that was extremely mediocre.
The second type was the kind that possessed an outstanding innate ability.
It was apparent that Duan Ling Tian belonged to the latter.
“It’s time to end this.” After trying for a long time, Duan Ling Tian realized that Nangong Yi’s power would not be able to help him with the breakthrough. He let out a sigh and casually went behind Nangong Yi before he pounded a fist towards him.
Nangong Yi was sent flying instantly. Like a swift arrow that left the bow, he flew out to the far distance before he finally stopped.
A streak of fresh blood could be seen trickling out the corner of his mouth.
“Seems like I’ve lost this battle.” Although Nangong Yi was still in the Illusory Space that was created by Duan Ling Tian’s Spiritual Energy, he no longer put up any resistance and just stood there motionlessly with a bitter smile.
It was obvious that he had admitted defeat.
When Duan Ling Tian saw this, he hurriedly retracted his Soul Skill Thousand Illusions. Following his action, the Illusory Space broke and then disappeared without a trace.
The onlookers in the surroundings were not surprised by this results at all.
This was because they already knew that Duan Ling Tian was a Variant, and they could not judge him based on common sense.
“Senior Brother Yi still lost in the end.”
“I guess this can’t be helped… It’s basically impossible for Senior Brother Yi to win this battle when he’s faced with a Variant like Duan Ling Tian.”
“Hurmph! If Duan Ling Tian did not use that God-Knows-What innate ability of his, he would certainly not be a match for Senior Brother Yi!”
“The innate ability is a part of Duan Ling Tian so why can’t he use it? Your logic is kind of biased you know.”
Sighs could be heard from the Five Element Sect’s disciples who were watching the match.
Many people felt that injustice was done to Nangong Yi and believed that Duan Ling Tian won the match with no grace.
At the same time, there were many people who supported Duan Ling Tian too.
After all, the innate ability was a part of Duan Ling Tian as a Variant, and nobody had the qualification to limit the use of his power.
In any case, Duan Ling Tian’s innate ability was not considered as an external force. For this reason, the way he defeated Nangong Yi was not a violation of the Battle of the Five Peak’s rules.
After he had defeated Nangong Yi, Duan Ling Tian was listed temporarily as first in the Battle of the Five Peaks.
Nangong Yi was temporarily ranked at second place.
Nangong Chen was temporarily ranked at third place.
— and so on.
The rest of the people behind were moved downwards by one place respectively.
“Is there any objections to the current rankings? If there is, you can challenge the people ranked ahead of you. Once the challenge is successful, you can take his place,” Guo Chong, the Sect Leader of the Five Element Sect, suddenly announced at this moment.
When they heard Guo Chong’s words, many people let out a long sigh, “Looks like this time, the champion of the Battle of the Five Peaks today is destined to be Duan Ling Tian from Wood Peak.”
“Not just the individual battle stage! With Duan Ling Tian’s mysterious innate ability, I think the champion of the team battle stage will also be obtained by Wood Peak.”
“Exactly! Senior Brother Yi and Hu Fei are both in the Seventh Level Void Interpretation and yet, they could not resist Duan Ling Tian’s innate ability at all. I think Senior Brother Chen who’s also in the Seventh Level Void Interpretation will most likely fail too.”
“This time Wood Peak is going to be in the limelight! In the history of the Battle of the Five Peaks, the championship has never been captured by any other Peaks other than Gold Peak!”
“Wood Peak is going to create history this time! And the person who creates this history is none other than Duan Ling Tian from Wood Peak!”
Each and every one of the disciples from Wood Peak was in high spirits. The disciples from the other four Peaks, on the other hand, were sighing instead.
The results today were truly unexpected.
When a sound of wind whistling suddenly reverberated in the air, it managed to quiet down the clamor of discussions from the Five Element Sect’s disciples.
“Senior Brother Chen!”
Many Five Element Sect’s disciples could not help but narrow their eyes when they saw the blue figure that flew out and was standing in the air.
“Senior Brother Chen is temporarily ranked third in the Battle of the Five Peaks because he admitted defeat during his match with Senior Brother Yi. So, for this reason, he can’t issue another challenge to Senior Brother Yi.”
“Then, his target is Duan Ling Tian?!”
“Well, this is the only possibility!”
“B-But, Duan Ling Tian is a Variant who possesses an innate ability. Even Senior Brother Yi was defeated in his hands. Senior Brother Chen is most likely no match for him too right?”
“I don’t know.”
For a time, many Five Element Sect’s disciples cast a look of disbelief look towards Nangong Chen.
“Duan Ling Tian!” It was rare for Nangong Chen to speak out. His voice was cold.
Duan Ling Tian was not surprised that he was challenged by Nangong Chen. His eyes darkened as he immediately flew out.
Although he knew that Nangong Chen’s Spiritual Energy was able to restrain his Soul Skill Thousand Illusions, he still refused to admit defeat. This was because a new idea had started to form in his head.
Taking his opponents Origin Energy and infusing it into his own body did not seem to have any effects on the medicinal efficacy of the Rebirth Pill because the Rebirth Pill had undergone the same situation before so it had already developed a certain immunity against it.
However, what about Spiritual Energy?
What would happen if he took Nangong Chen’s Spiritual Energy and infused it into his soul so that his spirit would get tensed and create another sense of crisis? At that time, would the medicinal efficacy of the Rebirth Pill still remain aloof?
This was the idea that Duan Ling Tian currently had in mind.
One must agree that his idea did indeed sound very absurd. If he was not careful, he would damage his own spirit, and there was a chance that he would be unable to recover from this. In another word, his life would be in peril.
As the saying went, ‘Seek wealth from danger!’
As Duan Ling Tian stood facing Nangong Chen, his eyes turned cold at once. He was firmly determined in his mind.
As long as he could force the Rebirth Pill to activate again, it would be easy for his cultivation base to be elevated to the Seventh Level Void Interpretation. It could easily be done in just a blink of an eye.
In the distance, Guo Chong, the Sect Leader of the Five Element Sect, calmly watched the two men who were locked in a stalemate.
He had no idea why but there was a small sense of unease in his heart for no reason.
Perhaps it was because Nangong Chen had told him before that he only had 90% confidence in winning against Duan Ling Tian.
At the Earth Peak, Tian Zhen frowned as he asked, “Father, isn’t Nangong Chen asking to be humiliated?”
“No!” Tian Gu shook his head before replying with a glum look, “Don’t forget that just like me, Nangong Chen is also an Inscription Master as well. From my probing of Duan Ling Tian’s Spiritual Energy earlier, it’s safe to say that it’s probably not in any way superior to Nangong Chen’s.”
“So what?” Tian Zhen was confused.
“You still don’t understand? As long as Duan Ling Tian’s Spiritual Energy does not exceed Nangong Chen’s, even if he uses his innate ability on him, Nangong Chen could still use his own Spiritual Energy to destroy it.” Tian Gu continued to say, “Without the help of that innate ability, do you really think Duan Ling Tian would be able to defeat Nangong Chen?”
“This Duan Ling Tian is doomed then?” Tian Zhen gasped.
“As long as there’s no accident, this Duan Ling Tian will definitely lose. The legacy of the Five Element Sect, with Gold Peak as the champion, will remain,” Tian Gu added.
There were some Inscription Masters on the scene that shared the same beliefs as Tian Gu as well.
Among these Inscription Masters, some were elders and some were disciples of each Peak.
They knew Nangong Chen was an Inscription Master as well.
“Looks like Duan Ling Tian’s Spiritual Energy is not a level higher than Nangong Chen’s. Otherwise, Nangong Chen will not go up and humiliate himself.”
“Duan Ling Tian’s Spiritual Energy must be at the Seventh Level Void Interpretation too. It’s also because of this reason that Nangong Yi and Hu Fei were both defeated by his hands.”
“Nangong Chen is not afraid of the innate ability that is cast by a Seventh Level Void Interpretation’s Spiritual Energy.”
Many of the Five Element Sect’s elders who were Inscription Masters buried their head together in a heated discussion.
Their words were spread around by the Five Element Sect’s disciples who were also disciples of those Inscription Masters. Instantly, many of the Five Element Sect’s disciples who were filled with doubts had their questions answered.
“Ahh, so Senior Brother Yi is not afraid of Duan Ling Tian’s innate ability!”
“Hurmph! Without the help of his innate ability, this Duan Ling Tian will just be like meat on Senior Brother Yi’s chopping board. He’ll be slaughtered into pieces!”
“As expected from Gold Peak! No other Peak can take away the honorary ‘First Place’ from them!”
The crowd of Five Element Sect’s disciples was discussing animatedly. Their voices were so loud that it had also entered the ears of a few Wood Peak’s members.
The faces of Yang Ling, Ke Zheng, and Chen Wei, who was under the guidance of Qi Yu, the Peak Master of Wood Peak, turned gloomy instantly.
“Duan Ling Tian, is what they said true? That Nangong Chen can really break your innate ability?” Chen Wei could not help but ask using his Voice Transmission.
“Duan Ling Tian, your Spiritual Energy is at the Seventh Level Void Interpretation?” Yang Ling and Ke Zheng could not stop themselves from asking as well.
“Yes,” Duan Ling Tian responded to the inquiries of these three people.
A bitter smile instantly flashed across their faces.