Chapter 931: Sun Moon Sect
Translator: EndlessFantasy Translation Editor: EndlessFantasy Translation
When Duan Ling Tian realized someone who was not Hui Ming, Hui Jing nor that little monk, had called out his name, he could not contain the curiosity in his heart as he cast a glance at the source of the voice.
With just a glance, he could immediately discern that the figure was familiar. It was a figure that he had seen before.
“Ou Chen?” The moment Duan Ling Tian saw this young man standing among the Empyrean Temple’s people, he lifted his brows as he finally recalled the identity of this monk disciple from the Empyrean Temple.
He was Ou Chen, the strongest youth in the Darchu Dynasty whom he had met once during the Martial Competition of the Ten Dynasties previously. He could still remember clearly that after the Martial Competition had ended, Ou Chen was the first person among the young talents from the Ten Great Dynasties who chose to join the Empyrean Temple.
At this moment, he could not help but feel a wave of affection meeting someone who used to be one of the young talents in the Ten Great Dynasties.
“Duan Ling Tian?” Ou Chen’s cry also shocked Hui Ming, Hui Jing and the young monk standing next to them. For a moment, their eyes also fell on Duan Ling Tian.
They were rather surprised to see Duan Ling Tian among the group of Five Element Sect’s people.
As far as they knew, Duan Ling Tian seemed to have joined the Blade Sect after the Martial Competition of the Ten Dynasties had ended. By right, he should have made his appearance together with the Blade Sect’s people.
However, Duan Ling Tian had arrived on the scene before the Blade Sect’s people. Moreover, it was with the Five Element Sect’s people. They also knew that Five Element Sect was one of the three major forces in the eastern district of the northern desert. They were very clear about this.
“Duan Ling Tian, we meet again,” a familiar Voice Transmission suddenly sounded in Duan Ling Tian’s ears.
Duan Ling Tian could tell immediately that the voice belonged to the young monk standing next to Hui Ming and Hui Jing.
“That’s right, we meet again! However, I still have no idea how I should address you.”
“I’m Xuan Bei,” the young monk continued to use his Voice Transmission to converse with Duan Ling Tian.
“Xuan Bei? I’ll keep that in mind,” Duan Ling Tian replied again.
“Don’t forget, you and I still have a promise that we’ve not fulfilled,” Xuan Bei voiced out again.
“Of course I remember,” Duan Ling Tian responded.
He still remembered when they were at the Martial Competition of the Ten Dynasties, this Xuan Bei had challenged him to a battle. At that time, he had accepted the challenge instantly without giving it much thought.
However, the challenge had yet to be carried out until now.
“That’s great!” Xuan Bei nodded his head in satisfaction.
When most of the people had their attention on Duan Ling Tian, a loud voice suddenly resonated and took many of them by surprise, “So, you’re Little Benefactor Duan. I’ve been looking forward to meeting you.”
It was none other than Hui Kong, the Abbot of Empyrean Temple. He looked at Duan Ling Tian and greeted him with his ten fingers interlocked.
“You flatter me, Abbot.” When Duan Ling Tian saw that Hui Kong, the leader of one of the four dignified major forces in the eastern district of the northern desert, took the initiative to greet him, he was not surprised even though he was a little taken aback.
It seemed like Hui Ming and Hui Jing had told Hui Kong everything about him.
In Hui Ming’s and Hui Jing’s eyes, he was a Variant who could utilize his innate ability. Be it his talent or strength, they were both far superior to other ordinary martial artists.
Hui Kong must have greeted him solely because he was a Variant.
The fact that Ou Chen greeted Duan Ling Tian only took a few people by surprise. However, when Hui Kong took the initiative to greet Duan Ling Tian and even said, “I’ve long been looking forward to meeting you”, it completely stunned everyone present.
After all, who the hell was Hui Kong?
He was the Abbot of Empyrean Temple, a powerhouse who was already at the peak of the Void Stage.
However, at this moment, such a person had taken the initiative to greet a Five Element Sect’s disciple who looked barely 25 years old. They were completely flabbergasted by this.
Even Guo Chong, the Sect Leader of Five Element Sect, could not contain his bewilderment as well.
He knew this old monk Hui Kong very well. He knew that it was absolutely impossible for Hui Kong to take the initiative to greet a person whom he did not have a good opinion of. In other words, Duan Ling Tian had a special place in Hui Kong’s eyes.
Guo Chong could not contain his curiosity so he asked Hui Kong, “Abbot Hui Kong, you’ve heard of Duan Ling Tian?”
“Yes.” Hui Kong nodded his head faintly before he continued, “Although I’ve no idea how Little Benefactor Duan joined Five Element Sect, Five Element Sect will be even more powerful with Little Benefactor Duan’s help! Congratulations, Sect Leader Guo!”
“Haha… You have good eyes, Abbot Hui Kong!” Upon hearing his words, Guo Chong burst out laughing immediately. To be honest, he had quite some faith in Duan Ling Tian’s strength.
At this moment, if Duan Ling Tian claimed to be the second strongest young powerhouse in Five Element Sect, nobody would dare to claim the number one spot at all.
Without a doubt, there were many people from the Empyrean Temple who were staring at Duan Ling Tian with a perplexed look as well.
They really could not figure out why a young man who seemed to be only about 25 years old was worthy enough to garner such bizarre praise and recognition from their Empyrean Temple’s Abbot.
“Did the Abbot make a mistake?”
“Just him alone will make the Five Element Sect more powerful?”
Many of the monk disciples from Empyrean Temple buried their heads together to discuss the matter as they expressed their suspicion.
“Hurmph! This Five Element Sect and Empyrean Temple! It seems like the both of you really have a lack in people recently. Just a little kid who’s barely 25 years old could also be called a treasure? How ridiculous!” A derisive snort that was neither loud nor faint resonated from the other group in the distance.
Upon hearing the words, everyone from Five Element Sect and Empyrean Temple, including Duan Ling Tian, shifted their attention to the source of the voice. It turned out that the voice belonged to the person who was the leader of the group. It was an old man who was fully clothed in black.
The old man’s face was aloof, and it was accompanied by a pair of sharp intense eyes. His eyes were cold, and it filled others with dread to look him in the eyes.
Similar to that old man, the other four old men standing behind him and the rest of the twenty young men and women were also fully clothed in black. Furthermore, each and every one of them was also wearing a badge that was pinned on their chests.
The man leading the group had a badge with the design of a blazing sun while the four old men standing behind him in a row had badges with the design of a moon on their chests.
As for the remaining twenty young men and women, the design on their badges was a star.
“The Sun Moon Sect? One of the two major forces in the western district of the northern desert?” Guo Chong muttered under his breath after he saw the clothing worn by that group of people. His gaze landed on the old man who was leading the group before he asked, “You must be the Sect Leader of Sun Moon Sect, right?”
“That’s right, it’s me!” The old man replied nonchalantly.
“How should I address you, Sect Leader?” Guo Chong asked again.
“Chen Feng,” the old man replied, slightly impatient.
“Sect Leader Chen Feng.” Guo Chong nodded before he asked again, “Earlier, did you say that Five Element Sect are lacking people?”
“Hurmph!’ Chen Feng snorted and answered with disdain, “Well, isn’t that the case? Just a little kid and you people from Five Element Sect and Empyrean Temple are treating him as a treasure? In our Sun Moon Sect, a disciple at that age has no qualifications to leave the sect at all!”
Guo Chong narrowed his eyes. A smirk crept up the corner of his mouth as he asked directly, “A little kid? It seems like you look down on our disciple, Sect Leader Chen Feng. I wonder how many of your twenty young disciples can win against him?”
Upon hearing Guo Chong’s words, Duan Ling Tian shook his head and smiled.
He knew that the Sect Leader wanted to use him as cannon fodder to teach the Sect Leader and the disciples of the Sun Moon Sect a lesson.
Although he was not fond of being used as a cannon fodder, he did not know why he was not completely averse to it this time. In fact, he was kind of looking forward to it. Perhaps it was because Chen Feng, the Sect Leader of Sun Moon Sect, used him as a mean to provoke Five Element Sect and Empyrean Temple earlier
“Win against him?” Upon hearing Guo Chong’s words, Chen Feng looked at Duan Ling Tian and sized him up before he burst out in a fit of laughter. “Just this little kid alone? Sun Moon Sect can simply send out any one of our young disciples, and it’ll be more than enough to defeat him!”
Guo Chong’s narrowed eyes suddenly opened wide. The smile on his face grew even wider as he openly asked, “In that case, shall we try?”
“Eh?” Guo Chong’s boldness immediately took Chen Feng by surprise. He began to get an indistinct feeling that something was not right.
“Why? Sect Leader Chen Feng, don’t tell me that you don’t dare to give it go?” Guo Chong flashed a mocking smile.
“Who said I dare not?!” Chen Feng was immediately angered by Guo Chong. He immediately turned towards a Sun Moon Sect’s disciple and said coldly, “Lu Kai! Come out and fight against this little kid from Five Element Sect!”
The disciple who was called out was a young man who appeared to be around 35 years old. He had a slender figure and an aloof face. Coupled with his black clothing, he gave off an aura of coldness.
“Yes.” Upon hearing Chen Feng’s words, Lu Kai responded and stepped out without any hesitation. The pair of emotionless eyes locked onto Duan Ling Tian immediately.
“Huh?” Duan Ling Tian’s face darkened a little. Just a glance from the opponent was enough to make him feel as though he had fallen into a thaw hole. It was apparent that he possessed extraordinary strength.
In the next moment, Duan Ling Tian extended his Spiritual Energy and quickly probed his opponent’s cultivation base.
The Ninth Level Void Interpretation!
It did not cross Duan Ling Tian’s mind that Chen Feng would be so cautious. Although it was just the beginning, he had instantly asked his disciple who was at the Ninth Level Void Interpretation to battle him.
With the strength that this young disciple possessed, he was most likely one of the best among the twenty disciples of Sun Moon Sect.
Under the watchful eyes of the others, Duan Ling Tian flew out and stood directly opposite Lu Kai. His calm face did not betray any emotions at all.
At this moment, be it the Five Element Sect’s or the Empyrean Temple’s or the Sun Moon Sect’s disciples, every one of them was staring intently at the two men who were locked in a stalemate. They were filled with anticipation for the battle between the two of them.
When Guo Chong saw Duan Ling Tian and Lu Kai were ready to battle, Guo Chong looked at Chen Feng and asked, “Sect Leader Chen Feng, today’s the first time we’re meeting each other… Since our disciples are about to compete with each other, you and I should take out some prize as a betting wager, don’t you think?”
Upon hearing Guo Chong’s words, Chen Feng smirked and agreed, “Now you’re talking!”
With a raise of his hand, a fragment that emitted a sharp aura of a sword appeared in his hand instantly. “This is a Ninth Level Sword Concept Fragment. It’ll be the betting wager for my Sun Moon Sect!”