Chapter 985: Leaving the Five Element Sect
Translator: EndlessFantasy Translation Editor: EndlessFantasy Translation
Every step Duan Ling Tian took was akin to a giant hammer pounding on Lei Zhong’s heart, his breathing quickened, and he unable to calm down for a very long time.
When Lei Zhong noticed the killing intent in Duan Ling Tian’s eyes, he turned ghastly pale and hastily took out a wound curing medicinal pill for his own consumption.
However, even if he consumed a wound curing medicinal pill, it would take quite a while before he would recover from the injury that he currently suffered from, and it would undoubtedly affect the control of his strength.
Nobody noticed when, but a thick and solid saber suddenly appeared in Lei Zhong’s left hand that was still intact.
As the flame in his hand soared, it continued to merge with the saber, and a saber ray appeared immediately.
The Heaven and Earth Energy once again solidified and formed 1100 silhouettes of ancient horned dragons above his head before another 520 over silhouettes of ancient horned dragons followed suit.
Over 1620 silhouettes of ancient horned dragons hovered and whirred above Lei Zhong’s head, ready to attack at any given time!
However, perhaps due to the fact that his injury was not fully healed yet, the over 1620 silhouettes of ancient horned dragons above Lei Zhong’s head appeared extremely unstable.
A moment later, it decreased to over 1500 silhouettes, and another second later, it dropped down to become 1400 silhouettes only.
Eventually, it became less than 150 silhouettes of ancient horned dragons.
However, at this moment, Duan Ling Tian, who was striding forward, also had a sword in his hand. It was the Quasi Royal Grade Spirit Sword.
The moment the Quasi Royal Grade Spirit Sword appeared, Duan Ling Tian merged his energy with it, and another 400 silhouettes of ancient horned dragons instantly appeared next to the 1200 silhouettes of ancient horned dragons above him.
1600 silhouettes of ancient horned dragons.
Such a Heaven and Earth Phenomenon was more than enough to amazed the others, but the majority of the people present at the scene could not help but feel momentarily stunned.
Those people were none other than Zuo Yue, Xu Qing, Peng Bao, and the other disciples from the second-rate forces.
“This Duan Ling Tian only has the strength of 1600 ancient horned dragons when he uses his spirit weapon? It’s over 20 ancient horned dragons weaker compared to Lei Zhong when he’s in his prime and using his spirit weapon?”
“B-but, when he’s not using his spirit weapon, his strength is 100 ancient horned dragons stronger than Lei Zhong! What’s going on?”
“Or, maybe he’s concealing his strength?”
“I think that’s the only plausible explanation. Otherwise, won’t Lei Zhong’s defeat today become meaningless?”
“Well, that’s because after he’s injured by Duan Ling Tian, Lei Zhong can no longer display the strength that he possesses during his prime. Even if he uses his spirit weapon, his strength is unable to go beyond 1500 ancient horned dragons!”
The people who were busy speculating were none other than the Anicca Sect and North Nether Sect’s disciples who managed to arrive at the central zone of the Martial Emperor’s secret treasure alive. There were not more than five of them.
Based on their words, it was apparent that they were taking pleasure in other people’s misfortune.
In their opinions, if Duan Ling Tian dared to kill Lei Zhong, Lei Zhong would definitely die today!
The faces of the remaining two Izumo Sect’s disciples were awfully pale at this moment.
Lei Zhong was the strongest person among the current younger generation in their Anicca Sect. In their eyes, he was their undefeated God of War.
However, today, the undefeated God of War in their eyes was in a disadvantageous situation in the face of a third-rate force’s disciple. Moreover, his life was in grave danger as well.
Presently, almost everybody in the group of second-rate forces’ disciples knew who Duan Ling Tian was.
Before they arrived, they had already heard of the name ‘Duan Ling Tian’. He was the strongest person among the current younger generation in Five Element Sect — a third-rate force — and had obtained a Profundity Fragment at the outer ring of the Martial Emperor’s secret treasure.
“And to think before this, I actually thought of killing him and snatching that Profundity Fragment from his hands if I meet him. Now that I look at it, thank goodness I didn’t meet him. Otherwise, I’m sure I’ll be among the dead right now!” One of the Izumo Sect’s disciples smiled wryly.
“No doubt! If even Senior Brother Lei Zhong can be seriously injured by him, what do we have to go against his strength? With his strength, it’s no wonder he’s able to get his hands on that Profundity Fragment!” The other Izumo Sect’s disciple was deeply impressed.
In the next second, he added again, “However, he won’t dare to kill Senior Brother Lei Zhong unless he’s crazy. Otherwise, not only him but Five Element Sect, that third-rate force that he’s in, will have to bear the wrath of our Izumo Sect!”
“Exactly! Unless he slaughters all the eyewitness, he won’t be able to live if he kills Senior Brother Lei Zhong. Moreover, he’ll only be inviting trouble to the sect he’s in!” The former Izumo Sect disciple expressed his agreement as well.
At this time, the majority of the remaining people did not think Duan Ling Tian would kill Lei Zhong.
After all, killing Lei Zhong was akin to making an enemy out of Izumo Sect!
Izumo Sect was one of the three strongest second-rate forces in Cloud Continent.
They only needed to dispatch a Martial Monarch powerhouse, and it was enough to annihilate the entire Five Element Sect, a third-rate force, from the northern desert without much effort.
However, how could they know what Duan Ling Tian was thinking?
When they saw Duan Ling Tian increased his speed and charged toward Lei Zhong again before he sent the thick and solid huge saber flying from Lei Zhong’s hand in just three blows and wounded him severely again, all of them went crazy over it.
‘How dare this third-rate force’s disciple act so recklessly?’
When Duan Ling Tian raised a hand to strike with his sword — it was neither too slow nor too fast — and he was about to stab Lei Zhong’s throat to kill him off…
“He’s crazy! Duan Ling Tian’s crazy!”
“Isn’t he afraid of Izumo Sect seeking revenge on him?”
At this moment, other than the two young disciples from Izumo Sect who were scared stiff, the Anicca Sect and North Nether Sect’s disciples could not help but mutter to each other. All they felt was a chill that ran down their spines.
Was the purple-clad young man before them really a disciple from a third-rate force?
Since when did a third-rate force’s disciple become so daring?
Zuo Yue, Xu Qing, and Peng Bao were shocked by Duan Ling Tian’s action. Peng Bao shouted anxiously, trying to stop him from killing Lei Zhong, “Duan Ling Tian!”
In his opinion, if Duan Ling Tian forced his sword forward, he would undoubtedly die. Moreover, the third-rate force, Five Element Sect, that he was in would definitely be annihilated as well!
As an Anicca Sect’s disciple, he was very clear about this. The wrath of Izumo Sect was not to be trifled with.
If a third-rate force’s disciple dared to kill him, the result would be the same as well.
The Anicca Sect he was in would spare no effort to kill the third-rate force’s disciple and destroy the third-rate force completely!
The pride of a second-rate force would never allow a third-rate force to trample on it.
In the eyes of the people from the second-rate forces, the third-rate forces and their people were undoubtedly as feeble as ants. They were like an existence that would collapse at the first blow.
“Oh?” Upon hearing Peng Bao’s voice, Duan Ling Tian’s right hand trembled for a moment before he moved the sword away. However, his left hand was not left idle, and once again, another palm struck out and inflicted another serious injury on Lei Zhong who was already severely injured.
“Barf!!” Lei Zhong spat out another mouthful of blood. Ghastly pale, there seemed to be no colors on his face at all. His body swayed and faltered as though he was going to fall from the sky at any moment.
Duan Ling Tian raised his left hand and gripped Lei Zhong’s throat before he hoisted him up forcefully.
Right now, he only needed to grip a little harder, and Lei Zhong would definitely die.
As Duan Ling Tian gripped Lei Zhong’s throat and lifted him up, he looked at Peng Bao and a hint of perplexity could be seen in his eyes. “Yeah?”
Peng Bao did not beat around the bush and voiced his concern immediately, “Duan Ling Tian, you can injure Lei Zhong but don’t rashly kill him off! If he’s not dead, everything can still be discussed, but if he’s dead, not only you but the Five Element Sect behind you will most likely be eradicated as well!”
He said such words because he regarded Duan Ling Tian as a friend and did not want to see Duan Ling Tian walk on the path of no return.
“Five Element Sect?” Upon hearing Peng Bao’s words, Duan Ling Tian frowned before heaving a sigh. “Oh, yeah, I forgot. Five Element Sect won’t be able to survive Izumo Sect’s wrath!”
Duan Ling Tian’s voice was not particularly loud, but everybody present at the scene heard his words.
At once, almost everyone on the scene, including Feng Tian Wu, believed Duan Ling Tian would no longer kill Lei Zhong.
“This Duan Ling Tian’s finally giving in.”
“Of course! The wrath of Izumo Sect is not something that he or the Five Element Sect can fight against!”
A few young disciples from Annica Sect and North Nether Sect buried their heads together in discussion. They were not surprised by this change at all.
As for the two young disciples from Izumo Sect, a smug smile crept up on their faces immediately.
The fact that Izumo Sect was such a powerful deterrent made them proud of being the disciples of Izumo Sect.
“Cough… D-Duan Ling T-Tian! You d-don’t dare to kill me after all! F-For everything that y-you’ve done to me t-today, I-I’ll definitely go to the Five E-Element Sect one day and r-return everything to you t-ten- or a hundred-fold!” The eyes of Lei Zhong, who was lifted by his throat and humiliated by Duan Ling Tian, was completely cold. He glared at Duan Ling Tian and gnashed his teeth in hatred.
However, it seemed as though Duan Ling Tian did not even hear a word of what Lei Zhong said, he continued to frown as if he was thinking about something.
Finally, Duan Ling Tian returned to his senses after a while.
“Today, I, hereby declare that from this moment on, I, Duan Ling Tian, will leave the Five Element Sect! From now on, everything about the Five Element Sect has nothing to do with me, and all of my business has nothing to do with the Five Element Sect as well!” Duan Ling Tian finally opened his mouth.
The words that left his mouth was terrifyingly shocking and inexplicable.
The moment Duan Ling Tian ended his speech, the entire place became deadly silent at once.
What the hell was Duan Ling Tian thinking?
This was the first thought that came to the minds of most people present at the scene.
“B-Big Brother Duan…” Feng Tian Wu was the first one to return to her senses. Her face immediately became solemn when she realized his next course of action.
Very soon, Peng Bao regained his senses as well. Horror dawned on his face again, and he hastily advised, “Brother Ling Tian! Don’t be so rash! Even if you leave Five Element Sect, and Izumo Sect doesn’t go after them to maintain their image, you’ll still have to bear the wrath of Izumo Sect and suffer from being pursued by them! It’s not worth it to go against the entire Izumo Sect just for Lei Zhong!”
“Duan Ling Tian!”
“Brother Ling Tian!
Huang Daniu, Su Li, and Zhang Shou Yong were looking at Duan Ling Tian with a worried look on their faces as well. They were afraid that he would really kill Lei Zhong and invite trouble for himself.
Under the watchful eyes of the others, Duan Ling Tian looked at Lei Zhong and asked calmly, “Is your name Lei Zhong?”
“T-That’s right! I-I’m Lei Zhong. The direct disciple of the o-only Martial Monarch powerhouse in Izumo Sect.” Lei Zhong spat out his words bit by bit. His hoarse voice was full of pride, and he was still oblivious to the impending crisis.