Chapter 978: Peng Bao’s Plan
Translator: EndlessFantasy Translation Editor: EndlessFantasy Translation
After the Izumo Sect’s disciple who identified the black-clad young man mounted on the wall spoke, the other two Izumo Sect’s disciples narrowed their eyes. Shocked, one of them took the initiative to ask, “What did you say? Leng Ji? Did you… Did you say he’s Leng Ji?!”
“Maybe you got the wrong person? How… How is it possible that Leng Ji is killed? Leng Ji was easily in the top six when compared to the top three young men in the second-rate forces from the northern desert!”
The other person wore an expression of disbelief as well.
The Izumo Sect’s disciple who identified Leng Ji shook his head and said affirmatively, “It’s impossible that I got the wrong person… I met Leng Ji once! He might not know me, but I definitely recognize him.”
When the other Izumo Sect’s disciple saw that the Izumo Sect’s disciple was very certain about it, he dismissed his doubts completely even though he was initially skeptical and thought that the other disciple had gotten the wrong person.
He could not help but frown as he mumbled, “Among those who entered the Martial Emperor’s secret treasure… Perhaps only Senior Brother Mo from our Izumo Sect and the other two from Anicca Sect and North Nether Sect have the ability to kill him.”
“The one from North Nether Sect? He’s from the same sect as Leng Ji, it’s impossible that he would kill him… Could it be Senior Brother Mo or the one from Anicca Sect who killed Leng Ji?” The Izumo Sect’s disciple could not help but speculate as he spoke with gleaming eyes.
“That’s the only possibility… Apart from Senior Brother Mo and the one from Anicca Sect, I really can’t think of anyone who’s capable of killing Leng Ji!”
The last Izumo Sect disciple agreed wholeheartedly. “After all, even our Senior Brother Lei Jun, the second most powerful powerhouse in the current Izumo Sect, and Peng Bao, the second most powerful young man in the current Anicca Sect, might not be able to defeat Leng Ji, who had comprehended Earth Concept, in this place since he could get a boost from the Earth Energy.”
“I did not expect Leng Ji, the most powerful person among the current North Nether Sect, would die here just like that.” The Izumo Sect’s disciple who recognized Leng Ji could not help but sigh as he spoke about how fragile life could be.
Naturally, Duan Ling Tian, who was heading toward the Martial Emperor’s secret treasure in the central area with Huang Daniu, Su Li, and Zhang Shou Yong, had no idea that two scapegoats took the blame for him.
Huang Daniu who was traveling Duan Ling Tian and the other two frowned a little and said with concern, “I wonder how’s Chen Wei doing.”
When Duan Ling Tian heard what Huang Daniu said, he could not help but sigh and muttered, “He… He’s dead.”
Although Duan Ling Tian’s voice was soft, Huang Daniu heard what he said. His expression changed dramatically. “Duan Ling Tian, is… Is what you said the truth?”
“Yes.” Duan Ling Tian nodded, and he quickly told the story of him discovering Chen Wei’s body and burying him. He did not leave out any details at all.
Huang Daniu’s face turned ashen while his eyes turned red. He could not help but shook his fists in the air. “If I find out who killed Chen Wei, I, Huang Daniu definitely won’t let him go!”
He was closer to Chen Wei than Duan Ling Tian was.
Duan Ling Tian could not suppress his rage when he saw Chen Wei’s body, let alone Huang Daniu who was hot-tempered. It was only natural for him to be so enraged.
Duan Ling Tian sighed and shook his head.
He knew very well in his heart that it was almost impossible to find out who killed Chen Wei!
It did not matter if the person was still alive, even if the person was alive, it was impossible for them to find out who killed Chen Wei if the person did not bring it up himself.
Duan Ling Tian and the other three continued on their journey, they were getting closer and closer to the Martial Emperor’s secret treasure.
“Brother Ling Tian!”
When Duan Ling Tian and the other three entered a spacious cave a couple of days later, they heard a voice that came from the other side of the cave that contained a hint of surprise.
Duan Ling Tian thought the voice sounded a little familiar when he heard it, but he could not pinpoint where he had heard that voice before.
His eyes could not help but lit up when he saw one of the two young men who was approaching from afar as he turned his head around.
The person who called out his name was none other than the Anicca Sect’s disciple, Peng Bao, that he had met once.
Although he only traded once with Peng Bao, the frankness that Peng Bao revealed subconsciously made Duan Ling Tian like him genuinely.
“Hmm?” Very quickly, the smile that appeared on Duan Ling Tian’s face froze.
That was, because at that very moment, he realized that the muscular young man next to Peng Bao was glaring at him menacingly.
There was a hint of greed in the depth of the muscular young man’s eyes.
Duan Ling Tian instantly figured out something. He surmised that this muscular young man had also heard the ‘news’ that was intentionally spread to frame him.
It was the news of him obtaining the Profundity Fragment.
Otherwise, that person would not glare at him in such a way considering it was the first time they met each other.
Since the muscular young man knew about it, it was only natural that Peng Bao knew about it as well.
Duan Ling Tian’s eyes landed on Peng Bao again, he wanted to see what kind of emotion Peng Bao had when he looked at him. However, he noticed that there was no hostility in Peng Bao’s eyes at all.
‘Seems like I’m right about Peng Bao being a good person after all,’ Duan Ling Tian thought with a jolt in his heart.
Perhaps Peng Bao heard about him obtaining the Profundity Fragment, but it did not rouse the greed in him. It could be considered rare.
“Brother Ling Tian, I didn’t expect for us to meet here… Who are these three people?” Peng Bao greeted Duan Ling Tian while he looked at Huang Daniu, Su Li, and Zhang Shou Yong standing next to Duan Ling Tian.
“They’re my friends.” Duan Ling Tian smiled lightly.
Peng Bao nodded and smiled at Huang Daniu and the other two in a friendly manner. Huang Daniu and the other two were much relieved since Peng Bao did not show any superiority for being a second-rate force, Anicca Sect’s disciple.
Duan Ling Tian looked at the muscular young man next to Peng Bao again. He asked Peng Bao as his eyes gleamed, “This is?”
The Spiritual Energy that he sent out told him that this muscular young man was at the Third Level Void Transformation just like Peng Bao and the black-clad young man that he killed not too long ago.
‘This Anicca Sect has so many talents hiding in it… Peng Bao aside, it’s a surprise that they have another disciple who is in no way inferior to Peng Bao.’ Duan Ling Tian could not help but exclaim inwardly.
However, Duan Ling Tian soon found out that he misunderstood the fact.
“Brother Ling Tian, this is Lei Jun from Izumo Sect. He’s the second most powerful powerhouse in the current Izumo Sect.” Peng Bao introduced Lei Jun to Duan Ling Tian with a smile.
‘Izumo Sect disciple?’
When Duan Ling Tian heard Peng Bao’s introduction of Lei Jun, he knew that his guess was wrong. This muscular young man was not a disciple from Anicca Sect but Izumo Sect.
Although Duan Ling Tian was not interested in getting to know Lei Jun, he had to show respect to Peng Bao since he was introducing Lei Jun to him. He only smiled lightly at Lei Jun courteously and considered that a greeting.
However, the smile on his face froze once again.
That was because Lei Jun ignored the charming smile on his face completely as though he did not see it at all.
Duan Ling Tian could not help but feel unhappy about it.
“Brother Ling Tian!”
At that moment, a clear voice entered Duan Ling Tian’s ears. He could tell it was Peng Bao performing Voice Transmission.
Duan Ling Tian looked at Peng Bao immediately when he heard the voice. He could not help the doubt that appeared on his face since he did not know why Peng Bao used Voice Transmission.
“Brother Ling Tian, I heard that you’ve obtained a Profundity Fragment?” Peng Bao’s voice entered Duan Ling Tian’s ears, and his breath was shorter this time.
Duan Ling Tian could not help but frown when he heard what Peng Bao said. The first thought that popped into his mind was Peng Bao believed the ‘news’ that was meant to frame him, and he wanted the Profundity Fragment as well.
Soon, Duan Ling Tian realized that he had misunderstood Peng Bao.
“Brother Ling Tian, don’t take it the wrong way.” Peng Bao seemed to be able to guess what Duan Ling Tian was thinking about when he saw him frowning. He explained through Voice Transmission immediately, “I just want to know which Profundity Fragment you obtained… I happen to have an Eighth Level Monarch Stage Thunder Profundity Fragment, and our Anicca Sect’s senior officials can’t use it.”
“I’m thinking perhaps we can trade again if the Profundity Fragment that you have is useful to Anicca Sect’s senior officials.” Peng Bao revealed his plan without pretense.
Duan Ling Tian’s eyes narrowed when he heard Peng Bao mentioned the Eighth Level Monarch Stage Thunder Profundity Fragment. Desperation filled the depth of his eyes.
His interest sparked as soon as Peng Bao was done speaking.
‘I have a total of five Profundity Fragments in my hand… But I definitely won’t trade the Seventh Level Monarch Stage Earth Profundity Fragment and the Eighth Level Monarch Stage Wind Profundity Fragment with him!’
Duan Ling Tian’s heart jolted.
‘That said, I’m only left with the three Profundity Fragments that I obtained from the Sword Monarch’s treasure earlier… The three Profundity Fragments are all Third Level Monarch Stage Profundity Fragments.’
‘Perhaps I can try trading the Third Level Monarch Stage Wind Profundity Fragment with him… As long as he’s willing, I want the Eighth Level Monarch Stage Thunder Profundity Fragment that he has!’
‘At that time, the Third Level Monarch Stage Thunder Profundity Fragments that I have are dispensable, and I’ll give them to the Sect.’
Duan Ling Tian had a string of thoughts at that moment.
When he was pulled back into reality, Duan Ling Tian looked at Peng Bao immediately and said via Voice Transmission, “I’m just worried that you won’t want to trade with me… The Profundity Fragment that I obtained is just a Third Level Monarch Stage Profundity Fragment.”
‘Third Level Monarch Stage Profundity Fragment?’ As expected, Peng Bao could not help but frown when he heard what Duan Ling Tian said.
The difference between a Third Level Monarch Stage Profundity Fragment and an Eighth Level Monarch Stage Profundity Fragment was like heaven and earth to a Monarch Stage martial artist.
However, for a Peak Void martial artist who wanted to use the Profundity Fragment to break through to the Monarch Stage, the difference between the two types of Profundity Fragments was minor.