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At the entrance of the Dawnshroud Mountain Range.
The remaining youths that survived and their instructors awaited there.
"Someone’s coming out!" It was unknown who actually spoke, but everyone’s gazes instantly looked towards the distance.
Duan Ling Tian recognized the red-robed youth that dashed out with a sword in hand. It was precisely the strongest youth in Squad One, Su Li…
The members of Squad One really never left the Dawnshroud Mountain Range!
Didn’t they notice that their instructor had gone missing? Duan Ling Tian was stupefied; it was hard for him to wrap his head around the matter.
He imagined that after the instructor of Squad One died by his hands due to greed, the Squad One members would be like a host of dragons without a leader and would surely leave the Dawnshroud Mountain Range at the first possible moment to notify Captain Yang Da about their instructor going missing…
However, based on the current circumstances, it seemed like things had gone completely different from how he had imagined it.
Huff huff huff…
After exiting the Dawnshroud Mountain Range, Su Li breathed heavily and his expression was extremely unsightly.
Fan Jian and the other three Centurions walked over and asked, "Su Li, what happened? Where’s the instructor of Squad One and the other members?"
Su Li’s face sank and his eyes flashed with a trace of hatred. "We haven’t seen him in around three months. I have no idea where he went… As for the other people, not one of them were able to make it out alive due to the negligence of that lousy instructor!"
Hearing what Su Li said caused the corners of Duan Ling Tian’s mouth to twitch.
If that Centurion knew that he would still be insulted even after death, he would probably spit blood out of anger…
"What actually happened?" The four Centurions’ expressions went slightly grim.
"On our second day at Dawnshroud Mountain Range, the instructor ordered us to hunt fierce beasts to complete our missions. At dusk, when everyone in Squad One had returned, our instructor was the only one missing!" As Su Li spoke up to here, his expression filled with hatred.
"Why didn’t you all leave the Dawnshroud Mountain Range when you couldn’t find the instructor?" Fan Jian was slightly puzzled.
"Leave the Dawnshroud Mountain Range? Do we dare? At that time, everyone thought that the instructor’s disappearance was only him concealing himself on purpose… So everyone thought that it was a part of the training, and thus the group of us remained there for nearly three months. Up until this morning, only seven had died and 13 members remained." Su Li took a deep breath after he finished.
The expressions of the four Centurions were slightly heavy, as they realized the unusualness of the matter.
Duan Ling Tian stood afar, and his expression was slightly unnatural when he heard what Su Li said…
"Just now, when the beast tide arrived, our Squad One even thought that it was a beast tide driven over by our instructor, and as such everyone spared no effort in going against the beast tide… until the seventh level Core Formation Stage Thunder Lion appeared! I’ve heard a Thunder Lion’s roar once before, so I was able to react at the first possible moment. If I hadn’t, it would be impossible for me to be standing here right now."
As Su Li finished speaking, the coldness in his eyes grew even deeper. "All of this was because of the instructor of our Squad One, Bai Feng!"
Su Li’s voice wasn’t soft, so the nearby all the youths present heard it clearly, and they burst into an uproar.
What the heck?
"Squad One was obviously screwed over by their instructor."
"What bullsheet! Luckily I didn’t motherf**king choose to join Squad One; otherwise I would be dead right now."
"F**k! I was actually standing in Su Li’s group that day, but in the end I was pushed away by the others and could only go join Tian Hu’s group… Thinking about it now, I really should thank those brothers for saving my life. Brothers, if I’m still alive when the Genius Camp training ends, I’ll certainly burn some paper money for all of you!" 
"It was because I saw that there were many people already standing around Su Li that I went over to Yu Xiang’s group. Now that I think about it, that was really a close call."
Some of the youths had a lingering fear as they wiped off the cold sweat on their foreheads.
"Duan Ling Tian, looks like our luck isn’t bad. Even though our Squad Three’s instructor’s name is slightly unique, at least he isn’t unreliable like Squad One’s instructor…" Meng Quan said to Duan Ling Tian, as a way of expressing the rejoice he felt in his heart.
"Perhaps." Duan Ling Tian nodded indifferently.
If Bai Feng really was the instructor of their Squad Three, and they were to encounter a beast tide, he would definitely flee at the first possible moment!
After all, Bai Feng died by his hand, and thus he knew that it was impossible for the beast tide to be driven over by Bai Feng…
How could a dead man drive over a beast tide?
He couldn’t help but sigh with emotion. The youths of Squad One were really too naïve…
Although he was the cause of the incident, he didn’t have a trace of remorse.
At that time, it was Bai Feng who was determined to kill him; if he hadn’t killed Bai Feng, then the one who died would’ve been him.
It was impossible for him to tell anyone that he had killed Bai Feng. If he did, he would be faced with unending troubles and might’ve even drawn a calamity onto himself.
As far as he was concerned, he didn’t do anything wrong in the entire matter.
His conscience was clear!
"Since when did I become so sentimental?" Duan Ling Tian laughed in self ridicule.
Maybe even he didn’t realize that he wasn’t the slaughter machine he used to be anymore and had become much more human.
The expressions of the four Centurions were extremely unsightly, after a discussion amongst themselves, they decided to take the remaining youths back to Iron Blood City first…
This matter needed to be reported to the Captain, or even the Vice Commander at the earliest possible moment!
On the way, Meng Quan was bored and started counting…
"In the five squads, only eight people remain in our Squad Three, one person in Squad One, seven people in Squad Two, nine people in Squad Four, and four people in Squad Five… It’s only the first round of the training and there only 29 people remaining from the initial 98 youths!" When Meng Quan finally arrived at this conclusion, he couldn’t help but sigh.
"Of these 29 people, there should only be less than 10 remaining nine months from now." Xiao Yu’s pupils constricted as he spoke.
"I wonder what our training will be like after the turn of events that happened today…" Duan Ling Tian was slightly curious.
He was certain that following the incident of today, the original training regime will surely be altered.
After all, in the original plan, there would be a total of 50 people who would remain after the first round, but now there were only 29 people remaining.
Suddenly, Duan Ling Tian frowned. He raised his head and looked towards the Centurion in the distance.
The Centurion hurriedly turned his head away, obviously afraid of being found out.
This Centurion was precisely the other Centurion that spoke up for Yu Xiang after he had lost the gamble.
Duan Ling Tian thought in his heart, "When he looked at me earlier, his gaze seemed to contain an air of question and puzzlement… Looks like he probably knows about the matter of Bai Feng taking action to kill me. Hmph! I hope you behave yourself, because I don’t mind taking care of you as well."
Thinking up to this points, Duan Ling Tian’s eyes flashed with a trace of coldness.
He wasn’t worried about anyone witnessing him kill Bai Feng. After all, if this matter were to be spread out, the one who would get into trouble wouldn’t be him…
Moreover, no one would believe he had the ability to kill Bai Feng.
"The Yu Clan members actually all survived," Meng Quan muttered to himself, after taking a glance at the Yu Clan’s members. He was slightly disappointed.
Before long, Duan Ling Tian and the other 28 youths from the Genius Camp followed the four Centurions and arrived back at the Iron Blood Army campsite.
"I’ll go notify the Captain." On the drill grounds, Fan Jian notified the other three Centurions before leaving swiftly.
After a few short moments, Fan Jian returned once more. "The Captain ordered that the remaining 29 youths be temporarily placed in the reserve tents."
The reserve tents couldn’t be considered to be spacious. Each one had a total of four simple wooden beds within.
Duan Ling Tian’s group of four was placed in the same tent.
"Finally I can have a good night’s sleep." Meng Quan’s eyes shone when he laid his eyes upon the beds, then he flew over and dropped his entire body onto one.
Duan Ling Tian wanted to stop him, but it was already too late.
Meng Quan’s body descended and the bed shattered with a bang.
Meng Quan stood up and patted of the dust off his body. He was stupefied as he looked at the bed board that was reduced to pieces.
"Hahahaha…" Duan Ling Tian and the others couldn’t help themselves from laughing out loud.
Meng Quan’s gaze focused onto Luo Cheng. "Luo Chen, we’re both good friends… you won’t deny this, right?"
"Of course I won’t deny it." Luo Cheng said in all seriousness.
"When a good friend’s in trouble, you should be duty-bound to help him out, right?" Meng Quan continued.
"Naturally… However, if you’re thinking of asking me to sleep on that broken bed of yours, dream on."
Luo Cheng lightly lied on his bed as he spoke, heaving a sigh of relief. He didn’t forget to irritate Meng Quan though. "So comfortable!"
"You…" Meng Quan was flustered and exasperated. Next, his gaze moved on towards Duan Ling Tian and Xiao Yu.
"Mmm, just right to take a short rest." Before lying down on the bed, Duan Ling Tian yawned and acted as if he didn’t notice Meng Quan’s gaze.
"What, Meng Quan, don’t tell me you’re thinking of snatching mine?" Xiao Yu smirked as he looked at Meng Quan.
Meng Quan was close to tears!
He’d already been sleeping on the ground for nearly three months in the Dawnshroud Mountain Range, and now, when he finally got a decent bed to sleep on, it was spoiled by him in a spur of excitement…
Could it be that he was born fated to sleep on the ground?
In an inconspicuous corner of the Iron Blood Army’s campsite.
"Fang Chun, what actually happened? Why did Bai Feng suddenly go missing?" Yu Hong looked towards the young man in front of him and frowned.
This Fang Chun was precisely the other Centurion that spoke out for Yu Xiang after he lost the gamble the other day.
"I don’t know either. However, I have a feeling that this matter is related to that Duan Ling Tian." Fang Chun shook his head and added.
"Duan Ling Tian? He’s only a fourth level Core Formation martial artist. Could it be that he has the strength to kill Bai Feng?" Yu Hong frowned.
"That’s not what I mean. What I mean is that during the process of finding an opportunity to kill Duan Ling Tian, Bai Feng encountered a formidable fierce beast and was killed by it… After all, the beast tide during this trip to the Dawnshroud Mountain Range was obviously planned since a long time ago, and maybe Bai Feng was unfortunate and was affected by this." Fang Chun shared the guess that he had in his heart.
"If it really is like this, then that Duan Ling Tian really got lucky!"
Yu Hong’s face sank. "We missed the opportunity during the first round of the training, and it will be difficult to find an opportunity after this."
"Yu Hong…" Fang Chun looked at Yu Hong and was slightly hesitant to speak.
"What, you still have something to say?"
Yu Hong questioned, "Fang Chun, when did you become so hesitant to speak? Based on our friendship, you can go ahead and speak your mind."
"Yu Hong, three months ago, that Duan Ling Tian and your younger brother made a gamble…"
Fang Chun told Yu Hong of what happened between Duan Ling Tian and Yu Hong during the gamble. "At that time, Duan Ling Tian forced the Captain into a tight spot with just a few words, and he could only make your younger brother make good on his wager."
"He made my younger brother take off all his clothes and run 10 laps in front of over 100 people?" Yu Hong’s expression was extremely unsightly, as he was extremely furious.
"Duan Ling Tian! You humiliated my younger brother, you’ve humiliated a Yu Clan member… I, Yu Hong, will never rest until I kill you!"
 Note - The expression of burning paper money here points towards the burning of joss paper which is also known as ghost money. It’s a Chinese tradition where they annually burn the paper money as offerings to the deceased as they believe it would allow the deceased to have better things in the afterlife as they view the burnt paper money as a sort of currency in hell.
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