Chapter 942: The Devilseal Tablet Fragment
Translator: EndlessFantasy Translation Editor: EndlessFantasy Translation
When Zi Shang saw how Duan Ling Tian took advantage of his Spear Ray as a catapult to send himself flying and charging toward him with a sword, he was immediately horrified.
At this moment, the 1000 silhouettes of ancient horned dragons above Duan Ling Tian that were also charging at Zi Shang entered his sight. It was similar to fierce floods and savage beasts.
1000 silhouettes of ancient horned dragons baring their claws and fangs continued to expand in Zi Shang’s field of vision. It created a huge impact on his vision and made him shudder in terror.
That was the strength of 1000 ancient horned dragons after all.
If they landed on him, he would definitely die!
Due to the Flight Prohibiting Formation, Zi Shang had no way to flee at all. All he could do was to seek help from the soul remnant hidden inside his body. His voice hurriedly echoed in his mind.
“Oh?” At the same time, Duan Ling Tian who was charging at Zi Shang while waving his sword could clearly see the tiny black dot appearing out of nowhere on the spot between Zi Shang’s eyebrows. The tiny black dot was rapidly growing in size.
“Geezer, you’re still trying to fight back huh?” Upon seeing this, Duan Ling Tian knew without a doubt that the soul remnant that might be a Martial Emperor in Zi Shang’s body had temporarily taken over his body.
A sneer instantly crept up on the corner of Duan Ling Tian’s mouth. He lifted a hand up, and a small broken stone materialized in his palm.
All of a sudden, the broken stone shuddered and tried to pounce forward as though it had found its prey.
“SHIT!” At the same time, a gruesome, hoary and ancient voice resonated in the depth of Zi Shang’s mind. A hint of anxiety was apparent in the voice, there was terror toward that broken stone that came from the bottom of the heart.
All the same, before the tiny black dot had the time to turn into a black flame mark on the spot between Zi Shang’s eyebrows, it quickly disappeared again.
Zi Shang regained control of his own body, but he was not happy about it at all.
“Hurmph!” Upon seeing this, Duan Ling Tian snorted coldly as he held the Devilseal Tablet in his hand casually. With his one hand holding the Devilseal Tablet while the other holding a sword, he continued to charge toward Zi Shang.
Duan Ling Tian was as swift as a lightning. In just a blink of an eye, he had already arrived within Zi Shang’s proximity. In just a short moment, he would arrive at the position that was optimal for him to strike his sword out and kill Zi Shang.
“Elder Ghost!” When Zi Shang saw this, his face became stricken with panic. Once again, he pleaded for help from the soul remnant hiding inside his body, “What should I do now? If Duan Ling Tian really has his way, I’ll definitely die without a doubt! It’s very likely you’ll also be sealed by that Devilseal Tablet in the end!”
Zi Shang was panicking, and he was completely horrified!
Initially, he thought that it would be easy for him to kill Duan Ling Tian with the current strength that he possessed. However, it did not cross his mind that the progress Duan Ling Tian made in these few months was terrifyingly more than the progress he made. Duan Ling Tian’s entire strength was actually equivalent to the strength of 1000 ancient horned dragons!
— It was 100 ancient horned dragons more than his own. Duan Ling Tian had completely suppressed him.
“We only have one method now and that’s to throw away the Devilseal Tablet fragment that you have in hand. That way, not only can you seize this chance to flee, the Devilseal Tablet fragment you have in hand will also resonate with the Devilseal Tablet in his hand. At that time, he won’t have time to chase after you anymore,” Elder Ghost’s voice reverberated in Zi Shang’s mind as he told him the method of how to survive in front of Duan Ling Tian.
“Elder Ghost, it’s indeed true that I can seize the chance to flee if I throw the Devilseal Tablet fragment. However, even if I really manage to flee, death is still awaiting me since I’m still falling.” Zi Shang inhaled deeply before he continued hastily, “Falling from such a high place, if I don’t have the help from the Devilseal Tablet, I’m afraid I won’t be able to withstand the force of the fall even if I use all my strength! At that time, I’ll just be plunging to my death!”
“Don’t worry! Even if you continue to fall downward, nothing will happen to you. I can promise you this,” Ghost Flame spoke again, confidence was apparent in his voice.
The moment he heard Ghost Flame’s words, Zi Shang’s eyes lit up immediately. After all, he had known Ghost Flame for more than just a day or two. He believed that Ghost Flame would not lie to him.
At any rate, this matter concerned Ghost Flame’s life-and-death as well. If Zi Shang died, his soul would be annihilated. At that time, the remnant of Ghost Flame’s soul would be trapped in his body.
Once Ghost Flame’s soul remnant was exposed to the air, it would be destroyed completely in a flash.
“Elder Ghost, I believe in you.” Zi Shang took a deep breath and lifted his hand. A stone that was as big as three adults’ fists appeared in his palm. The stone was decorated with ancient runes that were difficult to decipher.
“Oh?” Almost immediately after Zi Shang took out the stone, Duan Ling Tian, who had already taken out his sword and was about to kill Zi Shang, immediately had a change in his expression.
At this time, he clearly noticed that the Devilseal Tablet in his hand suddenly became agitated as though it had sensed something and was trying to break away from his grip.
The Devilseal Tablet continued to tremble violently and caused Duan Ling Tian’s body to shudder. It made the hand that was holding the sword to loosen its grip.
At this moment, a loud sound reverberated in Duan Ling Tian’s ear. When he shifted his gaze in the direction of the sound, he noticed Zi Shang’s legs were kicking at a stone hovering in the air.
As Zi Shang’s feet landed on that narrow stone piece like an arrow that left the bow, he catapulted downward and crashed straight down rapidly.
In an instant, Zi Shang disappeared into the endless abyss and completely vanished right before Duan Ling Tian’s eyes.
“Is he looking for death?!” As Duan Ling Tian watched Zi Shang catapulting downward at such a high speed, shivers immediately ran down Duan Ling Tian’s spine. By doing this, Zi Shang would definitely fall even more quickly. Once he had reached the ground, would he not be smashed into a bloody pulp instead?
However, Duan Ling Tian had no time to spare to be concern about Zi Shang anymore.
To his surprise, he noticed that at this moment, like the stone that Zi Shang took out to help himself, the Devilseal Tablet in his hand was currently hovering in the air. Moreover, it even hoisted him up and prevented him from continuing to fall.
“This Devilseal Tablet is really appalling. Even the Flight Prohibiting Formation that the Martial Emperor Stage Inscription Master laid out could do nothing to it.” Duan Ling Tian’s hand that was grasping the Devilseal Tablet tightened slightly. With its assistance, he leaped and landed on the Devilseal before standing on top of it.
At this moment, Duan Ling Tian became even more curious about the origin of the Devilseal Tablet.
All of a sudden, Duan Ling Tian’s feet shuddered without warning. It turned out that the Devilseal Tablet had abruptly flown all the way to the stone that Zi Shang left behind like a hunter who had found his prey.
“What’s going on?” Duan Ling Tian’s attention shifted toward the stone that was as big as three adults’ fists in an instant. He noticed that the stone had also transformed into a stream of light and was making its ways toward the Devilseal Tablet below his feet.
Duan Ling Tian’s expression immediately became tensed. He tried with all his might to balance himself with his feet. He was worried that once the Devilseal Tablet and the stone clashed, he would be sent flying. If that happened, he would continue to fall downward.
— At that time, the fate that awaited him would be a pile of bloody mess.
Very soon, Duan Ling Tian noticed that his worry was completely unfounded.
When the Devilseal Tablet and the stone were in close proximity, they paused simultaneously as though they had come to some kind of tacit understanding and exuded a sense of harmony.
“Huh?” At this moment, Duan Ling Tian, who finally saw the stone clearly, narrowed his eyes instantly as though he had seen something very shocking.
What did he see?!
On this stone that was as big as three adults’ fists, ancient runes were actually carved on them just like the one on the Devilseal Tablet. Even the writing was identical.
Before Duan Ling Tian could figure out what was happening, he also saw the Devilseal Tablet underneath his feet was slowly getting closer to the stone. The moment they were joined together, not even the slightest gap could be seen.
The Devilseal Tablet that originally had a huge rift was now joined perfectly with the stone, leaving only one more crack in the corner. Duan Ling Tian was immediately stunned and bewildered. “T-This is…”
“The stone that Zi Shang took out is actually part of the Devilseal Tablet?” As he stared at the Devilseal Tablet below his feet, Duan Ling Tian had an astounded expression on his face.
He could clearly see that after the Devilseal Tablet was joined with the stone, the runes on the two of them fitted perfectly together. There was no trace of disproportion at all.
Although Duan Ling Tian did not recognize these words, when the stones were affixed together, the runes on the stones were neatly aligned. Moreover, he was instantly enlightened.
The Devilseal Tablet and the stone were originally one.
“So, this must mean that… right now, as long as I find the other fragment of the Devilseal Tablet’s corner, it’ll return to its original shape and become a complete Devilseal Tablet?” Duan Ling Tian stared at the Devilseal Tablet beneath his feet that was now complete apart from the missing corner. All of a sudden, his eyes brightened.
The moment he recalled the horrifying power that the broken Devilseal Tablet gave him after it had had devilized him, he was certain that the power would be greater once the Devilseal Tablet was completely restored.
“Big Brother Duan!” When Duan Ling Tian was still deep in his thought, he suddenly heard a familiar voice echoing in the air. When he looked up, he finally noticed that Feng Tian Wu was falling along with him too.
However, the position that Feng Tian Wu was falling toward was not at the space where he was hovering while standing on the Devilseal Tablet. He instantly panicked a little.
Sick with anxiety, Duan Ling Tian unconsciously motioned with his mind. He wanted to move the Devilseal Tablet in the direction where Feng Tian Wu was falling so that he could catch her.
Originally, Duan Ling Tian had not fully grasped the operation method of the Devilseal Tablet, but when the tablet followed his wish and flew toward the place where Feng Tian Wu was falling, he finally let out a sigh of relief.
Duan Ling Tian retracted the Quasi Royal Grade Spirit Sword in his hand. With an action that was as swift as the wind, he extended both of his hands and let out gusts of gentle Origin Energy to slow down Feng Tian Wu’s falling speed.
When the speed of her fall was reduced, he extended his hands and grasped her slim wrists before guiding her to step on the Devilseal Tablet.
“Big Brother Duan, why does your stone seems kind of different from before?”
Feng Tian Wu looked at the Devilseal Tablet beneath her feet in shock. She was not unfamiliar with this broken stone monument at all. During the Martial Competition of the Ten Dynasties a few months back, Duan Ling Tian had even loaned it to her.
It was precisely because of this reason that she could feel that the current Devilseal Tablet was different from the one before. The small part that was broken had been half filled currently. There was only one corner that was missing its part.