Chapter 930: The Empyrean Temple’s Abbot
Translator: EndlessFantasy Translation Editor: EndlessFantasy Translation
Ren Ji, the Sect Leader of Crimson Moon Sect, was a powerhouse at the peak of the Void Stage who had comprehended the Ninth Level Advance Wind Concept and the Ninth Level Advance Thunder Concept.
For this reason, the two Concept Fragments in his body were Ninth Level Wind Concept Fragment and Ninth Level Thunder Concept Fragment. Both were top-ranking Concept fragments that could also be considered as treasures!
Just with these two Concept Fragments, Duan Ling Tian could raise his Wind and Thunder Concepts to the Ninth Level Advance Stage in no time.
At that time, he would be able to comprehend the Profundity with just one more step.
“Thank you, Peak Master!” Duan Ling Tian immediately thanked Qi Yu. After all, this surprise was too huge indeed.
Meanwhile, when the three other Peak Masters and the disciples from the Five Element Sect shifted their gazes toward Duan Ling Tian, there was an additional hint of envy and jealousy.
That was two Ninth Level Concept Fragments after all!
Even the Five Element Sect only had a few pieces of the Concept Fragment in their collection. However, Duan Ling Tian alone currently possessed two of them.
However, none of them said anything about it even though they were envious.
Put aside the fact that those were Qi Yu’s loot so it was entirely up to him how he wanted to distribute them, even if the loots were owned by the sect, just from the strength that Duan Ling Tian had demonstrated earlier that far surpassed the rest of Five Element Sect’s disciples, made him more than qualified to be given the two Concept Fragments by the sect.
“Junior Brother Qi Yu, you hid your strength even better than Duan Ling Tian did. If you had told me earlier that you’ve already reached the peak of the Void Stage, there’d be no need for me to fear Ren Ji at all earlier,” Guo Chong, the Sect Leader of Five Element Sect lamented as he shifted his glance from Duan Ling Tian and stared at Qi Yu who was standing next to him.
If he had known earlier that Qi Yu was a powerhouse at the peak of the Void Stage earlier, he would certainly be very eager to launch an attack when Crimson Moon Sect made their appearance.
As one of the three major forces in the eastern district of the northern desert, the enmity between Five Element Sect and Crimson Moon Sect had endured for thousands of years.
The two major sects were always thinking about annihilating each other all the time. However, none of them had been able to truly win due to their strengths being equal.
Now that Qi Yu had comprehended two kinds of Ninth Level Void Transformation Concepts and possessed the strength at the peak of the Void Stage, the balance between the two major forces had been thrown off.
The two powerhouses who were at the peak of the Void Stage from Five Element Sect joined forces and easily annihilated Ren Ji, the Sect Leader of Crimson Moon Sect. Moreover, they had also killed the three Vice Sect Leaders of Crimson Moon Sect.
Upon hearing Guo Chong’s words, everybody from Five Element Sect simultaneously shifted their attention from Duan Ling Tian to Qi Yu as if they had planned for it beforehand.
At this moment, Qi Yu became the focus of attention of the crowd instead.
“I didn’t expect Peak Master Qi Yu to be so powerful!”
“From now on, Peak Master Qi Yu is no longer the second strongest person in our Five Element Sect. Instead, he’s a powerhouse who can stand side by side with the Sect Leader and a person who’s competent enough to be known as the strongest powerhouse in the Five Element Sect along with the Sect Leader!”
“How unlucky those Crimson Moon Sect’s people were! Especially that Ren Ji, the Sect Leader of Crimson Moon Sect, who provoked our Five Element Sect from the very beginning. He was fearless thinking that he had a strong support! The expression on his face the moment he found out that Peak Master Qi Yu is also a powerhouse at the peak of the Void Stage is still clearly etched in my mind!”
“I saw it as well… That expression was of utter horror and fear! I’m pretty sure he regretted provoking us at the moment he was dying.”
“Now that the Sect Leader of Crimson Moon Sect is dead, Crimson Moon Sect would cease to exist except in name… After we return from the Martial Emperor’s secret treasure, Sect Leader and the rest will definitely wipe Crimson Moon Sect’s name off Cloud Continent completely!”
Each and every one of the Five Element Sect’s disciples erupted in an uproar. Excitement and elation were apparent in between their brows as they continued to discuss animatedly.
“The peak of the Void Stage!” The gazes of those people who stared at Qi Yu were filled with idolization.
The other three Peak Masters of Five Element Sect, Cha Bai, Yu Fang, and Tian Gu, looked at Qi Yu with a complicated look in their eyes. It did not cross their minds that Qi Yu possessed such a terrifying strength.
The moment they recalled how they treated Wood Peak previously, they could not help but break out in cold sweat.
It was fortunate that Qi Yu did not fuss and bother with them. Otherwise, they would not be able to defeat him even if the three of them joined forces!
A powerhouse at the peak of Void Stage was just too appalling. After all, it meant that he already had half his foot in the Martial Monarch Stage!
Yu Fang cast a glance at Cha Bai and Tian Gu before she said to them with Voice Transmission, “Both of the Ninth Void Transformation Concepts that Qi Yu comprehended are Water and Fire Concepts. Even if none of the sect’s disciples managed to obtain any Profundity Fragment from the Martial Emperor’s secret treasure, it would not take him long to make a breakthrough to the Martial Monarch Stage.”
Upon hearing her reminder, Cha Bai and Tian Gu were hit by the realization.
When Qi Yu was battling with Ren Ji, the Sect Leader of Crimson Moon Sect, he indeed demonstrated the Ninth Level Advance Water Concept and Ninth Level Advance Fire Concept.
“Perhaps he would be able to break through to the Martial Monarch Stage a step earlier than the Sect Leader to become a Martial Monarch powerhouse!” Tian Gu gasped in surprise.
“Peak Master Qi Yu, congratulations!” Yu Fang and Tian Gu exchanged glances before looking at Qi Yu simultaneously and congratulated him. They congratulated him for possessing the strength at the peak of the Void Stage.
Even Cha Bai, the Peak Master of Fire Peak who was usually incompatible with Qi Yu, had also put down his ego and congratulated Qi Yu, “Congratulations!”
From his words, it was obvious that he had decided to submit.
“Hahaha…. Hu Fei, look at your own grave expression! Do you regret betraying our Wood Peak now?” Suddenly, a laughter rang out in the silence. It was none other than Huang Daniu who was standing afar as he looked at Hu Fei who had a solemn expression on his face.
Hu Fei’s face darkened immediately as he glared fiercely at Huang Daniu for exposing his thoughts in front of so many people. Despite that, he did not dare to retort at all.
Put aside the fact that Huang Daniu and Duan Ling Tian were on friendly terms with each other, he did not even dare to provoke Huang Daniu alone.
Although Huang Daniu needed to borrow Earth Energy during the Battle of the Five Peaks, the current Huang Daniu could easily defeat him even without the Earth Energy.
After coming out of the Profound Assimilation Formation, Huang Daniu had already comprehended the Ninth Level Advance Earth Concept, and he even displayed a strength that was not in any way inferior to himself when he was battling Crimson Moon Sect’s people earlier.
He knew that the current Huang Daniu could easily defeat him even without the use of Earth Energy.
“Duan Ling Tian!” When Hu Fei felt the mocking gazes from the surroundings shifted to himself, his face turned grave immediately. His pair of icy eyes glared at Duan Ling Tian who was standing afar. Until now, he still held Duan Ling Tian responsible for his lack of progress in the Profound Assimilation Formation.
When Duan Ling Tian noticed Hu Fei’s glare, he could vaguely figure out his thoughts. Duan Ling Tian looked at him coldly as his Voice Transmission pierced sharply through Hu Fei’s ears, “Idiot!”
“YOU!!” Hu Fei’s face was ashen. Flustered and exasperated, his organs became agitated and with a “Barf!”, he spat out a mouthful of blood.
“Why did Hu Fei spit out blood suddenly?”
“He must be regretting his decision after seeing the strength that Peak Master Qi Yu demonstrated and the compelling dominance that Wood Peak displays…”
“It seems like he’s mad at himself for making such foolish choice last time!”
“What’s the point of being mad now? An ungrateful bastard will always be an ungrateful bastard.”
Although the Five Element Sect’s disciples were discussing this under their breaths, they did not bother lowering their voices. For this reason, each and every word was heard by Hu Fei clearly. Once again, he was so mad that he spat out another mouthful of blood.
When Guo Chong noticed Cha Bai’s ashen face, he helped alleviate the atmosphere and called out to everyone before taking the lead to fly forward, “Let us continue our journey!”
Everyone from Five Element Sect immediately followed closely behind him.
“We’re not there yet?” After flying for a period of time, Duan Ling Tian frowned as he looked at a hill under his feet.
An astonished voice rang by Duan Ling Tian’s ears suddenly. One of the Five Element Sect’s disciple cried out while he pointed to the front, “Eh? There are many people there! Could it be that the Martial Emperor’s secret treasure is actually there?” His voice was filled with excitement.
Upon hearing this, many of the Five Element Sect’s disciples, including Duan Ling Tian, looked in the direction he was staring at.
After passing by a towering mountainous forest, a gigantic valley appeared before their eyes. Two groups of people were hovering above the valley.
Similar to Five Element Sect, both groups had about twenty over people.
“There’s a group of baldies there!”
“Could they be the people from the Empyrean Temple, one of the four major forces in the southern district of the northern desert?”
“Only the Empyrean Temple in the entire northern desert has so many bald monks!”
When Duan Ling Tian noticed the group of people who were made up of many kasaya-wearing monks with dots on their heads, many of the Five Element Sect’s disciples had already spoken out.
“The Empyrean Temple… Hui Ming, Hui Jing, and that little monk as well!” Very soon, Duan Ling Tian discovered three familiar figures in the group of people that were made up of 50% bald monks. They were none other than the three Empyrean Temple monks that he encountered in Skywolf Fort previously.
“Abbot Hui Kong, it has been a long time since we last met. How are you doing?” The Five Element Sect party flew in and attracted the Empyrean Temple’s and the other group’s attention. Guo Chong immediately looked in the direction of the Empyrean Temple, his gaze landed on the old monk who led the group.
The old monk had nine dots on his scalp. He appeared kind and benevolent with his two white brows. He was Abbot Hui Kong from the Empyrean Temple.
The Abbot of the Empyrean Temple was also the highest leader in the Empyrean Temple.
“Amitabha… Sect Leader Guo, greetings to you too,” Hui Kong replied as he narrowed his eyes to look at Guo Chong. All ten of his fingers were linked together, he was extremely attentive to his ethics.
“Duan Ling Tian?” At this moment, a cry resonated among the people of the Empyrean Temple. It attracted the attention of many people.
Everyone saw a monk disciple who was not bald among the Empyrean Temple’s temple. He was staring at a particular person clad in purple among the Five Element Sect’s disciples.
“Senior Brother Ling Tian is known among the Empyrean Temple as well?”
Many of the Five Element Sect disciples marveled, “Whoa! Senior Brother Ling Tian is indeed extraordinary! Even the Empyrean Temple from the far southern district of the northern desert knows him too!”