Chapter 980: Lei Jun!
Translator: EndlessFantasy Translation Editor: EndlessFantasy Translation
Duan Ling Tian raised his brows, the silhouette of the black-clad young man he killed not too long ago appeared in his head.
‘Seems like he’s really a disciple from the North Nether Sect.’
“Yes.” Peng Bao nodded.
“Among the young men in the current North Nether Sect, a disciple who comprehended the Third Level Advanced Earth Concept as well as being a martial artist at the Third Level Void Transformation… Leng Ji is the only one who achieved all that.”
There was fear in Peng Bao’s tone when he said, “Leng Ji is the second most powerful powerhouse in the current North Nether Sect. His ability is extraordinary! We’re on equal standing if we’re to fight in a high altitude… But if I encounter him in the Martial Emperor’s secret treasure, I’m nothing compared to him.”
Duan Ling Tian nodded. Naturally, he knew the reason why Peng Bao said that.
The Martial Emperor’s secret treasure was made of hidden caves deep underground. Each and every corner allowed martial artists who had comprehended Earth Concept to connect and get a boost from the Earth Energy as much as they wanted.
“So that fellow was called Leng Ji!”
At that moment, Huang Daniu nodded at the side in realization. After a while, he could not help but sneer. “So what if he’s the second most powerful powerhouse in the current North Nether Sect? Duan Ling Tian killed him just like that!”
There was pride on Huang Daniu’s face the more he spoke as though it was him who killed Leng Ji instead of Duan Ling Tian.
What Huang Daniu said did not receive any reactions from Duan Ling Tian, Su Li, and Zhang Shou Yong.
However, Peng Bao was stunned. It was as though he was struck by lightning when he heard what Huang Daniu said. He immediately stopped moving.
When Duan Ling Tian and the others saw Peng Bao had stopped, they followed suit.
“Bro… Brother Ling Tian, you… you killed Leng Ji?”
Peng Bao looked at Duan Ling Tian. His eyes were wide open as shock and disbelief filled his tone.
Although he could faintly guess Duan Ling Tian had an extraordinary ability when he found out that he had obtained the Profundity Fragment, Duan Ling Tian was much more powerful than he had imagined.
However, he did not expect Duan Ling Tian to possess the ability to kill Leng Ji!
Leng Ji had the same cultivation base as he did while the Concepts that he had comprehended were similar to him as well.
However, he would definitely be defeated if he fought Leng Ji in the Martial Emperor’s secret treasure.
Leng Ji had comprehended Earth Concept, and he could use Earth Energy in the Martial Emperor’s secret treasure as much as he wanted. That meant he was able to boost his Earth Concept by half.
Duan Ling Tian only nodded lightly in response to Peng Bao’s questioning. His face was relaxed as though killing Leng Ji was nothing worth mentioning to him.
Naturally, it was indeed nothing worth mentioning in reality.
If he chose to attack first, and the energy in his body was unrestrained, he could display the strength of ancient horned dragons that was two hundred times more powerful than Leng Ji.
One blow was all he needed to kill Leng Ji!
When he saw Duan Ling Tian’s casual nod in response to his question, the edges of Peng Bao’s lips twitched, and the first thing that popped into his mind was ‘Monster!’
Such a terrifying disciple had appeared in the third-rate force, the Five Element Sect. A hint of shock rose from the bottom of his heart.
The purple-clad young man before him was only twenty-five years of age at most.
Even if he managed to slow down aging with his high cultivation base and took good care of his body, his real age definitely would not exceed thirty.
Peng Bao was certain of that.
That was the reason why he found it shocking and even unbelievable.
Peng Bao continued on their journey together to the central area of the Martial Emperor’s secret treasure with Duan Ling Tian and the others after Duan Ling Tian called out to him.
However, he would occasionally look at Duan Ling Tian along the way.
This young man could be considered as the ultimate freak for being able to kill Leng Ji who could utilize the Earth Energy…
‘How powerful is his ability exactly?’
‘Luckily I didn’t think of robbing the Ninth Level Saber Concept from him back then… Otherwise, I’ll be the one who’s dead instead of him!’
Peng Bao’s heart could not help but beat faster when he recalled the scene when he first traded with Duan Ling Tian when they first met.
He remembered the trade clearly until today.
He traded his Ninth Level Earth Concept Fragment with Duan Ling Tian’s Ninth Level Saber Concept Fragment.
At that time, to him, Duan Ling Tian was just a naive boy from a third-rate force whose ability was weak and not worth mentioning.
His face was a little flushed when he recalled advising Duan Ling Tuan before they parted ways.
‘This time as well… Luckily, I wasn’t greedy for Brother Ling Tian’s Third Level Monarch Stage Profundity Fragment. Fighting for the Profundity Fragment for the Sect aside, I might not even come out alive.’ Peng Bao was hit with a wave of anxiety when he thought about this.
‘It’s silly that I was afraid Lei Jun would attack Brother Ling Tian for the Profundity Fragment… That Lei Jun’s ability is on par with me, but he’s nothing compared to Leng Ji in the Martial Emperor’s secret treasure!’ Peng Bao mocked himself for underestimating Duan Ling Tian earlier.
‘Brother Ling Tian even managed to kill Leng Ji… If Lei Jun dares to offend Brother Ling Tian, he’ll undoubtedly die!’
Naturally, Duan Ling Tian had no idea what Peng Bao was thinking about.
His mind was currently occupied with getting to the central area of the Martial Emperor’s secret treasure.
That place was an unknown existence to him. The unknown was also the most terrifying since nobody knew what could happen in there.
‘According to the Martial Emperor’s message, there’s a palace in the central area of the Martial Emperor’s secret treasure… It’s the place where he ended his life!’ Duan Ling Tian recalled the information in the message the Martial Emperor left after they entered the Martial Emperor’s secret treasure.
‘It’s definitely going to be a difficult task to obtain the three Profundity Fragments in his body from the palace!’ Duan Ling Tian had a strong gut feeling about that.
Naturally, he had such an instinct due to the Rebirth Martial Emperor’s memories that he had merged with.
According to the Rebirth Martial Emperor’s thoughts that he retrieved from the memory, if a Martial Emperor really did leave behind the place that he died in and an Emperor Stage Profundity, he definitely would not let anyone reach it easily.
To a Martial Emperor, only the most outstanding person was worthy of his Emperor Stage Profundity.
Three days later.
Duan Ling Tian stopped moving, the four people following him stopped as well, and they stood next to him.
When they stopped, they realized that there was no way ahead of them.
They were currently in a spacious cave. There were three paths each on both sides of the cave connected to the other cave. They looked lost, they had no idea which path really led to the central area of the Martial Emperor’s secret treasure.
“Should we split up?” Huang Daniu took the initiative and suggested.
“I guess that’s the only way to do it.” Duan Ling Tian nodded, and his eyes landed on the entrance of the cave that was further on the left side. “I’ll go there.”
Duan Ling Tian then looked at the cave entrance that was further on the right side and said to Peng Bao, “Peng Bao will go there.”
Peng Bao nodded, he did not have any opinion on that.
“Daniu, Su Li, and Big Brother Zhang… Three of you will stick together and investigate the other cave entrance. No matter what we find, we’ll meet here again after a day.” Duan Ling Tian looked at Huang Daniu, Su Li, and Zhang Shou Yong.
Their abilities were the weakest among the five of them. For their own safety, Duan Ling Tian had them work together.
“Sure!” Huang Daniu and the other two responded immediately.
“Hmm.” Duan Ling nodded at the four of them and turned into a bolt of purple lighting immediately. He then dashed into the cave entrance that was further on the left of the cave in an attempt to explore the situation there.
Peng Bao was the next one who dashed away and entered the cave entrance that was further on the right side.
Meanwhile, Huang Daniu and the other two entered the other cave entrance.
As the three of them moved, a silhouette appeared at the cave entrance outside. It was the silhouette of a muscular person.
“Peng Bao… Let’s see how you’re going to protect that Duan Ling Tian this time!”
The muscular silhouette belonged to Lei Jun!
Ever since he parted ways with Duan Ling Tian and the other four the other day, he had been heading toward the central area of the Martial Emperor’s secret treasure on his own and arrived here.
Since he had gotten here with the help of a thousand ancient horned dragons’ strength, he found the correct path leading to the central area in an instant.
The correct path was behind the cave entrance on the further right of the cave. It was the one Peng Bao was checking out.
After determining the correct path to the central area of the Martial Emperor’s secret treasure, an idea popped into his head when he was going to continue on his journey. He realized that this place was the only opportunity for him to kill Duan Ling Tian and obtain the Profundity Fragment from him!
‘Eighth Level Monarch Stage Thunder Profundity Fragment!’
An avaricious glow flashed in Lei Jun’s eyes. As he sprinted, his body was filled with purple lightning that surrounded him. He sprinted and disappeared into the cave entrance that was on the further left in the cave.
His target was none other than Duan Ling Tian.
To be exact, the Eighth Level Monarch Stage Thunder Profundity Fragment in Duan Ling Tian’s hands.
Naturally, Duan Ling Tian had no idea Lei Jun was hiding in there, neither did he know Lei Jun was on his way to him.
Origin Energy ran rampant in Duan Ling Tian’s body as he dashed into the cave entrance on the left side of the cave. The four Concepts followed him like shadows, and it also complemented his body that looked like it transformed into a gigantic sword that was covered in khaki energy, purple lightning, and green energy.
The gigantic sword dashed from one cave to another in an attempt to find the path to the central area of the Martial Emperor’s secret treasure.
Time passed by silently, and soon, half a day had gone by.
At this moment, Duan Ling Tian had investigated the situation on his side thoroughly. It was an unsolvable maze, and there was no other way to proceed apart from turning back.
‘I’ll head back first… Perhaps, they’ll have some clues on their side,’ Duan Ling Tian thought to himself and began to turn back.
Just when he was nearing the cave entrance that he entered from earlier, Duan Ling Tian who was sprinting suddenly halted his movement. A cold gleam filled his eyes as he stared at the muscular young man not far away.