Chapter 929: Hong Qing’s Death
Translator: EndlessFantasy Translation Editor: EndlessFantasy Translation
Upon hearing Duan Ling Tian’s words, Hong Qing regained his senses. There was fear in his eyes, and he could not even complete his sentence. He desperately tried to retract his spirit saber with all his might, but he realized that the spirit saber that was held in the purple-clad young man’s hand felt like it was rooted to the spot. It did not even budge an inch.
“Y-You’re a Void Transformation martial artist?” Hong Qing gasped and asked in a trembling voice. He stared at Duan Ling Tian with dread in his eyes.
Duan Ling Tian did not answer Hong Qing. Nobody noticed when but a bright smile had already crept up on Duan Ling Tian’s face as he asked rhetorically, “Why? I thought you were going to kill me?”
The bright smile on Duan Ling Tian’s face entered Hong Qing’s sight. It was exactly like a devil’s smile.
A gleam flashed quickly across Hong Qing’s pair of terrified eyes. Without any hesitation, he swiftly let go of the spirit saber.
After Hong Qing abandoned the grade two spirit saber, he immediately turned around and fled. His speed was as fast as lightning.
Although Hong Qing’s silhouette got farther and farther away, Duan Ling Tian continued to stand in the same spot with seemingly no plans to give chase at all. The hand that was holding the spirit saber with two fingers were now grasping the spirit saber with his entire palm as he weighed it gently.
“Why didn’t Senior Brother Ling Tian chase after him?”
“Could it be that Senior Brother Ling Tian decided to just let him off like that?”
Many of the Five Element Sect’s disciples were puzzled.
On the contrary, the senior officials from Five Element Sect fixed their gazes on the spirit saber that was held in Duan Ling Tian’s hand as though they were absorbed in their thoughts. That was the second-grade spirit saber left behind by Hong Qing.
Under the watchful eyes of the crowd, Duan Ling Tian proceeded to make his move.
He suddenly lifted the hand that was holding the grade two spirit saber and drew it to the back. Like a giant bow, it was stretched tautly to its limit until the muscles of his back began to slightly quiver.
Very soon, a layer of khaki energy covered the grade two spirit saber and streaks of purple lightning surrounded it. Bursts of sharp aura emitted out of the spirit saber as well.
The awfully quiet 500 ancient horned dragons silhouettes above Duan Ling Tian suddenly whirled. Another 150 silhouettes of the ancient horned dragons appeared from thin air next to the 500 ancient horned dragons. That was the boost from the grade two spirit saber.
Duan Ling Tian’s gaze turned grave instantly. He hurled the grade two spirit saber in his hand that contained his full strength. Like an arrow that was shot out of a strong bow, its speed was so fast that it was completely astounding.
The grade two spirit saber swiftly fired out. As it was hurled out, more than 650 silhouettes of ancient horned dragons in the air charged forward. It was even faster than Hong Qing who had fled in advance.
As Hong Qing was fleeing, he mobilized the Heaven and Earth Energy above his head. 350 silhouettes of ancient horned dragons immediately appeared out of thin air.
At this moment, apart from Duan Ling Tian’s full energy, the grade two spirit saber that was hurled out contained an extra boost of energy from the grade two spirit saber itself. It gave the saber a speed that was twice as fast as Hong Qing’s.
One could easily imagine the outcome of such a gap in their energy.
In just a short while, the grade two spirit saber caught up to Hong Qing before it pierced his body from behind. The saber entered his body white in color and exited entirely red. It pierced his body cleanly, leaving him dead on the spot.
“Senior Brother Ling Tian is so strong!”
“See, I told you so! How could Senior Brother Ling Tian possibly let Hong Qing go?! It turns out that he could not even be bothered to give chase to Hong Qing himself. All he needed to do was throw the saber out to kill him!”
“Previously, Hong Qing said something about Senior Brother Ling Tian being a Void Transformation martial artist right?”
“When Senior Brother Ling Tian threw the grade two spirit saber earlier, the Heaven and Earth Phenomenon above his head had an additional 150 silhouettes of ancient horned dragons. This means that the energy contained in his Origin Energy is more than 200 ancient horned dragons.”
“When the Origin Energy of a First Level Void Transformation martial artist is completely unleashed, it’s equivalent to the energy of 200 ancient horned dragons! It seems like Senior Brother Ling Tian is indeed a First Level Void Transformation martial artist now!”
After discovering that Duan Ling Tian was a First Level Void Transformation martial artist, the Five Element Sect’s disciples could not help but be taken aback.
Huang Daniu appeared in front of Duan Ling Tian and sized him up with a gaze that seemed like he was looking at a monster. After a while, he finally asked with a face full of disbelief, “Duan Ling Tian, since when did you make a breakthrough to the Void Transformation?”
He remembered that before they made their journey here, Duan Ling Tian was only at the Ninth Level Void Interpretation.
The journey only took slightly over a month, and Duan Ling Tian managed to have another breakthrough again? And it was all the way to the Void Transformation?”
“Just a few days ago,” Duan Ling Tian answered with a faint smile.
Although Duan Ling Tian was caught off guard by his own breakthrough to the Void Transformation a few days ago, he was not surprised at all.
After all, the bottleneck led to the First Level Void Transformation was already very loose before he left the Five Element Sect. He only needed to give it a little push in order to breakthrough.
During this journey, he had used his spare time to cultivate a little, and finally, he managed to complete the breakthrough just a few days back.
The Origin Energy in his body went through a complete transformation like a carp that transformed into a dragon as he swiftly broke through to the First Level Void Transformation in just one leap.
“That’s right! When Duan Ling Tian cast his attack and mobilized his Heaven and Earth Energy to solidify more than 500 silhouettes of ancient horned dragons earlier, it seemed like he has the Earth Concept other than the Thunder Concept!”
“Not just the Earth Concept, there was the Sword Concept as well!”
“When he unleashed all three Concepts together, the energy is equal to the energy of 300 ancient horned dragons. Senior Brother Ling Tian’s strength is indeed appalling!”
Very soon, the Five Element Sect’s disciples broke out in a heated discussion again.
“Duan Ling Tian!” Hu Fei stared at Duan Ling Tian with endless hatred in his eyes as he stood at a corner inconspicuously. Despite that, a hint of dread could be seen in the depth of his eyes.
Duan Ling Tian’s strength managed to elicit shock and fear from the bottom of his heart. He knew that if Duan Ling Tian really wanted to kill him, he would have no way to escape at all.
‘Since I can’t touch you in the light, I’ll make my move in the dark instead! When we arrive at the Martial Emperor’s secret treasure, all of the sects’ young powerhouses will be entering together! I don’t believe you’ll be able to defeat everyone!’ The corner of Hu Fei’s mouth lifted up to form a devilish smile as though he was hit by a realization. A plan to deal with Duan Ling Tian formed in his heart.
He believed that as long as this plan was successfully implemented, Duan Ling Tian would not be able to survive even if he had ten lives!
“Oh?” Duan Ling Tian immediately noticed the poisonous snake-like gaze coming from Hu Fei’s direction.
His face turned solemn immediately as a cold gleam flashed across his eyes. ‘This Hu Fei’s really like a haunting ghost that’s unwilling to leave. I must kill him once I have the opportunity in the Martial Emperor’s secret treasure!’ Hu Fei made Duan Ling Tian extremely uncomfortable.
This feeling was no different from Zi Shang last time.
Although this kind of person might not be able to do anything to him in the light, it was still hard for Duan Ling Tian to guard against him effectively if this kind of person decided to do anything to him in the dark.
Duan Ling Tian immediately sentenced Hu Fei to death in his heart.
Standing afar, the Nangong Twins’ gazes were focused on Duan Ling Tian. Nangong Yi could not help but groan as he cursed out loud, “This Duan Ling Tian’s really a freak!”
Of course, there was no malice in his tone at all.
Although Nangong Chen did not speak a word at all, there was still a glimpse of light in his eyes. It was as though Duan Ling Tian was a bright lamp that lit up the direction of his advancement.
“Since this Duan Ling Tian is able to make a breakthrough to the Void Transformation, this means that he must have comprehended at least one Void Transformation Concept!” While the Five Element Sect’s disciples were in awe with Duan Ling Tian’s strength, the Five Element Sect’s senior officials could not help but recall the three Concepts that Duan Ling Tian had demonstrated earlier.
None of the three Concepts was at the Void Transformation Concept. Otherwise, Duan Ling Tian’s strength would not merely be at 500 ancient horned dragons.
At this moment, they were hit by a shocking realization.
“Duan Ling Tian is still hiding a Void Transformation Concept!” Cha Bai, Yu Fang, and Tian Gu, the Peak Masters of Fire Peak, Water Peak, and Earth Peak respectively, exchanged glances with each other. Each of them could see the astonishment in each other’s eyes.
Cha Bai’s face paled instantly from the shock.
In the end, he took a deep breath as though he had made up his mind about something.
“Hu Fei!” He immediately looked at his direct disciple, Hu Fei, and said with a grave voice through Voice Transmission, “From this moment onwards, forget about all the enmity between you and Duan Ling Tian! You must not provoke him!”
Hu Fei, who was still proud of his own plan, was stunned for a while when he heard the Voice Transmission from Cha Bai.
Before he had time to respond, Cha Bai’s voice continued to enter his ear, “I suspect that this Duan Ling Tian is still hiding his true strength when he launched his attack earlier. He may well have comprehended another Void Transformation Concept.”
Void Transformation Concept!
Hu Fei blanched the moment he heard Cha Bai’s words, “V-Void Transformation Concept?”
At first, Hu Fei was still skeptical. He thought that his master had made a mistake.
However, after listening to Cha Bai’s explanation, he had no choice but to believe it even if he did not wish to believe it.
“Yes, Master. I won’t take the initiative to provoke him next time,” Hu Fei replied Cha Bai after he took a deep breath.
All the same, he had another idea in his mind despite his reply. ‘Duan Ling Tian, so what if you have comprehended the Void Transformation Concept? At that time when you become the target for all in the Martial Emperor’s secret treasure, you’ll still die in the end!’
As he thought of this, a hint of coldness flashed in the depth of his eyes as if he was about to devour a certain somebody.
Asking him to let Duan Ling Tian walk away just like that?
Unless he died first.
Naturally, Cha Bai was not privy to Hu Fei’s thoughts. The moment he heard Hu Fei’s promise, he let out a sigh of relief.
He knew that right now, let alone his disciple, Hu Fei, even he would have to think twice before provoking the current Duan Ling Tian unless he was sure he could kill Duan Ling Tian to remove the cause of future troubles! Otherwise, what was waiting for him ahead would be an endless revenge from Duan Ling Tian.
“Duan Ling Tan, you really hide them well!”
The two figures disappeared into thin air above the sky and reappeared again near Duan Ling Tian. Guo Chong scrutinized Duan Ling Tian.
At this time, Qi Yu, who was standing next to Guo Chong, threw out two streaks of lights with just a flick of his hand. It went all the way to Duan Ling Tian.
Duan Ling Tian hastily reached out a hand to catch it. When he looked down, he noticed that they were actually two Concept Fragments.
Two Concept Fragments, one was blue, and one was purple. It shone with deep intense color, and it was obvious that their levels were not low.
“Are these the two Concept fragments from the Sect Leader of Crimson Moon Sect, Ren Ji?” Duan Ling Tian’s eyes lit up instantly, and his breathing quickened as well.