Chapter 975: The Strength of the Black-clad Young Man
Translator: EndlessFantasy Translation Editor: EndlessFantasy Translation
As Duan Ling Tian looked at the black-clad young man with killing intent flashing in his eyes, the gaze the black-clad young man used to look at him was also filled with the same aloof killing intent as though he was about to devour a certain somebody.
Apart from killing intent, greed could also be seen in the black-clad young man’s gaze.
“Looks like he has also heard the news about me obtaining the Profundity Fragment.” Duan Ling Tian was astute so he did not miss the greed in the depth of the black-clad young man’s eyes. With just a beat of his heart, he faintly came to a conclusion.
At the same time, Duan Ling Tian extended his Spiritual Energy and immediately probed the black-clad young man’s cultivation base.
Duan Ling Tian’s eyes narrowed immediately after he discovered the black-clad young man’s cultivation base.
“I didn’t expect to come across the three of you again. You three were lucky last time so I spared your lives. However, this time you can all die together since you’re on the same side as Duan Ling Tian!” The black-clad young man’s cold gaze landed on Duan Ling Tian for a moment before sweeping across Huang Daniu, Su Li, and Zhang Shou Yong. His tone was cold and aloof.
As soon the words left his mouth, the black-clad young man raised his foot. The Origin Energy on his foot soared up before merging with Earth Concept and transformed into a gust of vast khaki energy that slammed mightily on the ground.
A loud noise reverberated in the air, it shook the entire cavern as the earth trembled, and the mountains swayed. A hideous crack spread out beneath the black-clad young man’s feet and continued to spread out in four cracks, heading to where Duan Ling Tian, Huang Daniu, Su Li, and Zhang Shou Yong were standing.
The speed of the cracks spreading was as fast as lightning, it so fast that it was absolutely terrifying!
Horror dawned on Huang Daniu, Su Li, and Zhang Shou Yong at once.
At this moment, they could clearly sense that the attack launched by the black-clad young man was more than 50% stronger than the attack that he cast previously.
‘Looks like he held back last time!’ This thought flashed across the three of their minds at the same time.
However, right at this moment, three cracks that contained bloodcurdling energy had crept out and already arrived before them. It left them with no time to resist nor escape.
For a time, despair rose up from the bottom of their hearts.
‘Are we going to die now?’
In a flash, three pairs of eyes dimmed down a little.
Boom! Boom! Boom! Boom!
At the crucial moment, four loud bangs exploded and clearly entered their ears and woke them up from their trances.
In the next second, they saw with their own eyes that the three vile cracks containing horrendous energy that spread out toward them were suppressed by a more powerful force within a foot from them.
Apart from the three cracks that crept out toward them, the crack that was heading toward Duan Ling Tian was suppressed by an even more powerful force.
The person who made the move was none other than Duan Ling Tian.
Nobody noticed when, but Duan Ling Tian was already standing high in the air. With his purple robe fluttering in the air, he appeared incredibly elegant with his graceful bearing.
Empty-handed, he stood there watching the black-clad young man calmly as though the person who made the move earlier was not him at all.
The black-clad young man stood in the air as well. The Heaven and Earth Energy above his head swirled and gathered into 800 silhouettes of ancient horned dragons that writhed as they descended, vivid and lively.
Third Level Void Transformation!
Earlier when Duan Ling Tian had extended his Spiritual Energy out, he immediately discovered the cultivation base of the black-clad young man.
Third Level Advance Earth Concept!
Presently, he could even read the level of the Earth Concept the black-clad young man had comprehended when the black-clad young man launched his attack.
“The strength of 800 ancient horned dragons. And this is before he borrows the Earth Energy by resonating with the Earth using his Earth Concept! If he borrows the Earth Energy, he can cast out the strength of 1000 ancient horned dragons even without relying on the spirit weapon.” Although Duan Ling Tian’s gaze remained calm and collected, he could not help but be taken aback in his heart.
If the Third Level Advance Earth Concept was unleashed, it would be equivalent to the strength of 400 ancient horned dragons!
If he borrowed the Earth Energy, he would have an additional 50% strength that was equivalent to the strength of 200 ancient horned dragons.
Along with his Fourth Level Void Transformation’s Origin Energy (T/N: Mr. Author might have made a mistake over here. In just a few paragraphs above, it was stated that the black-clad young man’s cultivation base was at the Third Level but now it turned out to be the Fourth Level) that had the strength of 400 ancient horned dragons, the black-clad young man possessed the strength of 1000 ancient horned dragons without adding in the spirit weapon yet.
“Oh?” The black-clad young man’s originally aloof and calm expression changed slightly after Duan Ling Tian suppressed his four waves of energy.
The other party’s move was as fast as lightning. Without the need to mobilize his Heaven and Earth Energy to form the Heaven and Earth Phenomenon, he had already suppressed his own energy!
It was safe to assume that this person’s strength was far greater than the strength of 800 ancient horned dragons that he had demonstrated earlier.
Although the other party did not use any spirit weapon like him, he was not afraid at all.
This was because he did not borrow the Earth Energy to make his move. If he had borrowed the Earth Energy, his Earth Concept would have an additional strength of 200 ancient horned dragons!
He believed at that time, this purple-clad young man before him would no longer be his opponent, and would be stepped beneath his feet!
“No wonder you could obtain a Profundity Fragment. Looks like I’ve underestimated you!” When the black-clad young man looked at Duan Ling Tian once again, his face had regained its calmness, but there was still some solemness in the depth of his gaze. He had truly taken Duan Ling Tian seriously as his opponent now.
“Duan Ling Tian’s strength…” When Huang Daniu saw the 800 silhouettes of ancient horned dragons that appeared above the black-clad young man’s head, his eyes could not help but narrow. However, the moment he returned to his senses, his attention immediately shifted to that purple figure hovering in the air.
At this moment, just a purple silhouette was already enough to appear majestic in Huang Daniu’s eyes.
“The strength of 800 ancient horned dragons could actually be suppressed by Duan Ling Tian with just a lift of his hand? Moreover, he’s not using any spirit weapon at all?” All that Huang Daniu could feel was his alarmingly fast heartbeat. For a long period of time, he could not accept this shocking fact at all.
Although he did not know much about Duan Ling Tian’s background, he could feel that the strength Duan Ling Tian displayed today was entirely different from the strength that he had demonstrated previously. It was as though the strength was from an entirely different person.
It had only been such a short time, and Duan Ling Tian’s strength was so strong now?
“Before this, Duan Ling Tian did say that he obtained a spirit fruit… Could it be that it was the spirit fruit that helped him with this breakthrough?” At the same time, Huang Daniu could not help but speculate on his own.
Su Li and Zhang Shou Yong’s gazes landed on Duan Ling Tian in unison as well. Their eyes were shining with a complicated light.
Compared to Huang Daniu, both of them knew Duan Ling Tian earlier, and they practically watched him grow up day by day.
At this moment, the gap between them and Duan Ling Tian had become even wider.
Such a gap almost made them suffocate!
“However, although your strength is quite impressive, you’ll still have to die today. Not only you, your three other friends will have to die as well!” As the black-clad young man’s gaze turned colder, the khaki energy on his body trembled violently before forging a special connection with the entire cavern.
After a moment, the khaki energy on his body sizzled.
At the same time, another 200 silhouettes of ancient horned dragons appeared above his head. The moment the scene entered Huang Daniu and the other two persons’ sights, they were overcome with astonishment.
“The strength from the Earth Energy is not a part of the 800 silhouettes of ancient horned dragons that he demonstrated earlier?” Huang Daniu’s eyes narrowed instantly.
“After he borrows the Earth Energy, his full strength is equivalent to 1000 ancient horned dragons! And all this is without the help of his spirit weapon! Once he uses his spirit weapon, I wonder how strong he’ll be?” Su Li and Zhang Shou Yong narrowed their eyes. Their heartbeats increased, and the pace became faster as time went by. They were not able to calm down for a long time.
Nobody knew when, but a wry smile had already crept up on the corners of their mouths.
“No wonder after he saw his strength being suppressed by Duan Ling Tian, not only did he not retreat, there’s no shock on his face at all. As it turns out, he didn’t borrow the Earth Energy yet!” Despair rose up in Huang Daniu, Su Li, and Zhang Shou Yong’s hearts.
Although the strength Duan Ling Tian demonstrated earlier was very strong, they did not think Duan Ling Tian could defeat the black-clad young man who was able to demonstrate the strength of 1000 ancient horned dragons without the help of any spirit weapon.
Nobody realized when, but a gigantic hammer had suddenly appeared in the black-clad young man’s hand. As soon as the gigantic hammer appeared, it was immediately entangled by the khaki energy as it emanated waves of tyrannical aura.
In the next moment, the Heaven and Earth above the black-clad young man whirled once again and an additional 350 over silhouettes of ancient horned dragons appeared again very quickly by the side of the 1000 silhouettes of ancient horned dragons.
The black-clad young man had a cultivation base at the Third Level Void Transformation. When he unleashed all his Origin Energy, it was equivalent to the strength of 400 ancient horned dragons.
This gigantic hammer gave a boost of 350 ancient horned dragons to the black-clad young man based on the 400 ancient horned dragons. One could easily make out the grade of this weapon.
“A boost of 88%… That’s a grade one spirit weapon!” Duan Ling Tian narrowed his eyes at once. He could instantly see through the grade of the gigantic hammer in the black-clad young man’s hand — it was a grade one spirit weapon.
The black-clad young man stood there as he held the gigantic hammer. Vast khaki energy emanated out of his body. With the gigantic hammer in his hand as the center, it turned into a vortex.
As the vortex expanded, it set off a series of faint explosion sound.
When the vast energy spread out to the ground of the cavern, the ground started to crumble and dense cracks spread out like a huge spider web.
Apart from that, flurries of hurricanes swept out in all directions with the black-clad young man in the center, and it spread throughout the cavern in just a blink of an eye. It caused the robes on Duan Ling Tian and the other three to flutter loudly in the wind.
“Leave first,” Duan Ling Tian did not turn his head, he ordered unhurriedly as he stared at the black-clad young man calmly.
Naturally, this sentence was not aimed at the black-clad young man at all.
The moment Huang Daniu and the other two heard this, they exchanged glances before heaving a sigh of relief and left the cavern. They stood at the entrance of the cavern as they watched Duan Ling Tian and the black-clad young man who was at a stalemate from a distance away.
They were aware that not only would they not be able to be of any help to Duan Ling Tian in the face of this strong black-clad young man, they might become a burden to him instead.
Duan Ling Tian hovered in the air. Faced with this black-clad young man who had over 1350 silhouettes of ancient horned dragons above his head, a calm look still remained on his face as he asked indifferently, “You’re a disciple of the North Nether Sect?”
Previously, he had heard from Huang Daniu that this black-clad young man did not even bat an eyelash when he killed the disciples from Anicca Sect and Izumo Sect.
Due to this reason, this person was most likely not a disciple of Anicca Sect or Izumo Sect.