Chapter 997: Duan Ling Tian’s Crisis
Translator: EndlessFantasy Translation Editor: EndlessFantasy Translation
Soon after, Feng Tian Wu appeared in Duan Ling Tian’s mind. “Naturally, Tian Wu can suppress the Earth Energy that contains the strength of 1,500 ancient horned dragons if she risks her life and cast the Fire Profundity. Even if she casts the First Level Fire Profundity that’s at the lowest level, the strength’s still equivalent to 2,000 ancient horned dragons!”
If Feng Tian Wu ignored the counterattack of from her Fire Spirit Body and risked her life to cast the First Level Fire Profundity, her strength would be equivalent to 2,000 ancient horned dragons!
However, if that was the case, the cost would be very great as well — she could explode and die from it.
The force from the Fire Spirit Body hidden in her body was not simple!
“The five young powerhouses who reach the fourth level of Qing Feng Palace, including Xu Qing and Zuo Yue, must have had the same experience as me. Judging from the number of young powerhouses from each sect that entered Qing Feng Palace, this place — the fourth level of Qing Feng Palace — surely leads to the fifth level. After all, the fifth level is the final level of Qing Feng Palace. If I’m not mistaken, the remains of Martial Emperor Qing Feng must be at the fifth level.” When Duan Ling Tian thought of this, his eyes immediately gleamed brilliantly. They were filled with anticipation and desire.
The anticipation of discovering the body of Martial Emperor Qing Feng, and the desire to obtain the three Profundity Fragments in Martial Emperor Qing Feng’s body, particularly that Emperor Stage Profundity Fragment that he yearned to possess even in his dreams!
When Duan Ling Tian was deep in his thoughts, Xu Qing and Zuo Yue exchanged glances tacitly. None of them moved for a very long time as though they had discussed this beforehand.
Both of them could be considered as old rivals and were very familiar with each other.
At this moment, the fact that they simultaneously appeared at the fourth level of Qing Feng Palace took them by surprise.
“Xu Qing!” Zuo Yue called out unhurriedly with narrowed eyes. Battle intent filled his eyes as though he could not wait to battle it out with Xu Qing for at least 300 rounds to determine the winner.
In his opinion, he would become the most powerful person among the younger generation in the northern desert as long as he could defeat Xu Qing. This way, there was no need for him to share the limelight with Xu Qing again.
At this moment, Zuo Yue completely ignored Duan Ling Tian’s existence.
“Zuo Yue.” As a Sword Cultivator, Xu Qing was a lot calmer compared to Zuo Yue. Faced with the intense battle intent oozing out of Zuo Yue who was staring at him, Xu Qing ignored it completely and casually returned the stare.
Zuo Yue’s face darkened, and he was about to launch his attack when he saw the nonchalance on Xu Qing’s face. However, a voice entered his ears and shocked him like a bolt of lightning. It completely suppressed the anger that rose up from his heart.
“Zuo Yue, don’t you think the match between you and I should be postponed until we kill Duan Ling Tian together?” The voice that entered Zuo Yue’s ears was none other than Xu Qing’s Voice Transmission.
“Currently, we’re not sure if he held back any of the strength he displayed previously. However, whether he held back or not, we definitely can’t allow him to live. If we fight each other, we’ll both eventually end up greatly defeated and wounded. Do you really want him to be the fisherman who profits when the snipe and the clam grapple? I suggest we join forces and kill him first.” At this point in the Voice Transmission, Xu Qing’s voice instantly became more solemn. “My gut feeling tells me Duan Ling Tian’s not simple… I feel extremely uneasy with him alive.”
After listening to Xu Qing’s reminder, Zuo Yue was hit by a pang of realization. He was reminded of Duan Ling Tian’s existence and instantly regained his senses.
He had almost forgotten about Duan Ling Tian earlier.
“You and I can join forces… but… the Profundity Fragment he has belongs to me!” Zuo Yue bargained as he looked at Xu Qing.
However, his words instantly elicited a mocking smile on Xu Qing’s face. “Zuo Yue, have you forgotten the most important thing? Today, we’ll have to fight and determine the winner between the both of us! When that time comes, one of us will be killed by the other person. The person who survives will then obtain the golden key and the other rewards left behind by Martial Emperor Qing Feng at the fourth level before continuing to ascend to the fifth level to obtain the three Profundity Fragments left in Martial Emperor Qing Feng’s body. Since one of us will die, don’t you think this condition of yours is a little unnecessary?” Xu Qing finished his words in one breath.
Xu Qing’s words took Zuo Yue by surprise. He quickly regained his senses and agreed with Xu Qing’s words.
“In that case, we’ll join forces to kill Duan Ling Tian first!” Zuo Yue took a deep breath and stared coldly at the purple-clad young man standing nearby.
When he noticed Duan Ling Tian was looking around as though he was looking for something, a sneer immediately crept up on his face. He said cruelly, “Duan Ling Tian, take a good look at your surroundings. It’s destined you won’t be able to see anything else in the world after today!”
When Zuo Yue’s words entered Duan Ling Tian’s ears, his face immediately darkened.
“Zuo Yue!” Although Duan Ling Tian was looking at Zuo Yue, he could clearly sense the indifference from Xu Qing who was staring at him from the side.
It was an extremely cold look that seemed as though he wanted to devour a certain somebody.
“They really joined forces?” His heart immediately jolted.
Although he was mentally prepared, his heart could not help but tighten when the moment arrived. His face immediately became solemn while a hint of dread gleamed in his eyes.
“Hahaha… Duan Ling Tian, it doesn’t matter if you held back when you killed Lei Zhong. Today, Xu Qing and I will join forces, and you’ll definitely die!” When Zuo Yue noticed the dread in Duan Ling Tian’s eyes, he threw his head back, laughing maniacally. His laughter was wanton and unrestrained.
From what he could see, Duan Ling Tian had to have some knowledge of his and Xu Qing’s strength. The moment Duan Ling Tian heard Xu Qing and him would be joining forces, the dread in Duan Ling Tian’s eyes clearly showed he was not confident he would be able to defeat them both.
“Zuo Yue, I realized you really do spout a lot of nonsense!” Xu Qing spoke in a cold voice, it was as cold as the gaze that he focused on Duan Ling Tian. “Before we kill Duan Ling Tian, you better keep your guard up! Be careful not to fail in this easy task!”
“Xu Qing!” The instance Duan Ling Tian heard his intention to kill him, horror instantly dawned on his face as a cold killing intent shot out of his eyes.
This Xu Qing actually joined in with Zuo Yue’s villainy?!
Although Duan Ling Tian was not willing to admit it, he had no other choice but to admit Xu Qing and Zuo Yue joining forces was the best method to deal with him. If the situation was reversed, and he was in Xu Qing’s shoes, he would make the same decision as well — get rid of Duan Ling Tian first before deciding the victor with Zuo Yue in a deadly match.
The last person to survive would be the winner. Not only would he obtain the golden key and the other rewards, he would also ascend to the fifth level — the highest level of Qing Feng Palace — and obtain the three Profundity Fragments in Martial Emperor Qing Feng’s body.
“Xu Qing, now!” At this moment, Zuo Yue, who was reminded by Xu Qing, suddenly shouted without warning and prompted Xu Qing to charge toward Duan Ling Tian.
It could be seen that Zuo Yue’s movement was as swift as the wind!
In the midst of charging forward, he took out the grade one spirit weapon he had previously obtained from the outer ring of the Martial Emperor’s secret treasure — a curved saber that looked extremely simple and old.
Zuo Yue made a move and instantly exerted his full strength without any reservation!
Gusts of solidified blue wind chi swept out from his body and emanated a vast and tyrannical aura before it merged with the curved saber in his hand.
The saber ray on the curved saber immediately soared up and charged toward Duan Ling Tian mercilessly in an overbearing manner. It was as though it was about to cut him into halves.
The Heaven and Earth Energy whirred in the sky and finally gathered into a visible Heaven and Earth Phenomenon…
Over 1,620 silhouettes of ancient horned dragons pounced out together with Zuo Yue.
As the curved saber in Zuo Yue’s hands slashed out to kill Duan Ling Tian, the 1,620 silhouettes of ancient horned dragons suddenly sped up and pounced toward him with their fangs and claws bared. It was as though they were about to tear him into pieces.
Fourth Level Void Transformation!
Fourth Level Advance Wind Concept!
Grade one spirit saber!
This was the full strength of Zuo Yue, the strongest person among the current younger generation in Anicca Sect!
As the strongest person among the current younger generation in Anicca Sect, Zuo Yue’s strength naturally was not as simple as it appeared on the surface. Apart from his full strength, he managed to cultivate a set of heaven-ranked saber technique martial skills to an extraordinary level.
Shadow Glow Machete!
When the curved saber in Zuo Yue’s hands slashed toward Duan Ling Tian and was inching closer to him, the soaring saber ray suddenly converged before it solidified and gathered by the side of the curved saber as it returned to its original nature.
The speed, on the other hand, suddenly accelerated.
As a saber shadow glimmered across the sky, an ultimate saber ray swept out and charged mercilessly toward Duan Ling Tian’s vital parts.
At this moment, the speed of the curved saber in Zuo Yue’s hand was at least 50% faster than before. Duan Ling Tian and Xu Qing’s could see the afterimage it left behind.
The power of the Shadow Glow Machete was fully displayed for all to see!
When Zuo Yue’s figure flashed and charged toward him, Duan Ling Tian had already taken out his Quasi Royal Grade Spirit Sword. As his Origin Energy rose, it merged with the four Concepts that followed closely like shadows before it merged with the sword.
Swish! Swish! Swish!
Without warning, the sword ray soared up and created a series of sword slashing sound.
In just a blink of an eye, all that remained of Zuo Yue’s saber was an afterimage that soon disappeared before his eyes.
“Shit!” Horror dawned on Duan Ling Tian. He hurriedly shut his eyes, his Spiritual Energy stretched out and wrapped around his body. He tried to use his Spiritual Energy to figure out the trajectory of Zuo Yue’s saber.
When his Spiritual Energy finally figured out the trajectory of the curved saber, the Quasi Royal Grade Spirit Sword in his hand trembled and disappeared into thin air.
Sword Drawing Art!
Along with the sound of swords that disappeared as soon as it appeared, an ultimate sword ray tore the sky open.
A shrill sound of metal clanging resonated in the air. It was none other than the Quasi Royal Grade Spirit Sword in Duan Ling Tian’s hand that managed to block the overbearing curved saber in Zuo Yue’s hands in time.
Zuo Yue beat him to the punch first. With the strength of 1,620 ancient horned dragons that was contained in his saber, he crushed Duan Ling Tian’s sword that contained 1.600 ancient horned dragons without any difficulty…