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Translator: KurazyTolanzuraytor Editor: Lucas
"Put away the silver and let’s go home! If you two don’t want to die, then you better not let a fourth person know of what happened tonight, including the Divine Might Marquis and your family members." Duan Ling Tian took a large stride forward and walked towards his own house.
"Yes, Young Master." Zhang Qian and Zhao Gang put away the silver before following Duan Ling Tian.
What a joke!
If tonight’s matter were to be known by another, they’d be unable to avoid being implicated as well.
Even though they had done many deeds of valor in battle, even though they were the trusted followers of the Divine Might Marquis… the Su Clan wouldn’t care about all that.
At that time, even the Divine Might Marquis might not be able to protect them.
When Duan Ling Tian had only just returned to his house with Zhang Qian and Zhao Gang and they had all returned to their rooms to sleep…
The Su Clan was completely filled with loud sounds of discussion!
The Su Clan had many businesses under them, and they were even involved in inns… However, the Brilliant Excitement Inn under the Su Clan had encountered disaster tonight.
The manager of the Brilliant Excitement inn, in other words the Su Clan member that was in charge of the inn and was Grand Elder Su Nan’s nephew, Su Lie, was killed in his own room…
In the Su Clan audience hall, Patriarch Su Bo Ya had a face full of rage as his palm descended, and the armrest of the new seat that had just been changed was once again shattered by him, causing the hearts of the Su Clan elders that were present to tremble.
Looked like after today, the Patriarch would need another new seat…
"Who can tell me what exactly happened?" Su Bu Ya had a gloomy expression and was practically roaring. The bearing that a Patriarch of a clan was supposed to have was all gone, and all that remained was a frenzied rage.
The Su Clan had really been going through a troubled period lately. First the most talented genius among the younger generation direct descendants, Su Tong, was crippled, then it was the loss of the recommendation quota to enter Paladin Academy, and now the Su Clan’s direct descendant disciple was actually so brazenly killed by someone!
"Patriarch, that nephew of mine died so tragically! We must find out who’s the assailant and make him pay for blood with blood!" Grand Elder Su Nan, who sat below Su Bo Ya, had a face full of lament and resentment and was enraged to the extreme.
One trouble had not even subsided and another had already arose!
If it was before, there would surely be many people who would second what the Su Nan said.
"Grand Elder, according to my knowledge, Su Lie frequently did some deeds like forcefully taking female commoners. When he was killed tonight, his room contained a woman that was killed by him for not obeying him… Could it be that he had committed too many bad deeds and encountered the revenge of a righteous expert?!" The old man that sat opposite of Su Nan spoke indifferently. His tone was calm but mixed within was a trace of pleasure at Su Nan’s misfortune.
"I think what Second Elder said is reasonable. Grand Elder, you should have long since known of the despicable actions of that nephew of yours. Why didn’t you try to advise him?"
"Exactly, if Grand Elder had been able to provide proper guidance, that Su Lie would have surely restrained himself and wouldn’t have lost his life over this."
The remaining Su Clan elders one after the other seconded what Second Elder had said.
Some of the Su Clan elders even had sarcastic tones as they spoke.
Since they found out that Grand Elder Su Nan’s decision caused the Su Clan to lose two recommendation slots to Paladin Academy, extreme displeasure arose within their hearts.
The recommendation quota that was already fought for amongst the Su Clan higher ups was now even more difficult to obtain! And all of this was because of Grand Elder Su Nan!
"You all…" Su Nan’s face was extremely unsightly. He naturally knew why he would become the common target for criticism. Presently, all the statements these elders made were reasonable, causing him to not know how to refute them for a moment.
"Patriarch, even if that nephew of mine had any more fault, he’s still a direct descendant of our Su Clan. Could it be that we’re going to let him die for nothing?" Su Nan looked at Su Bo Ya with a face full of fury.
"Humph!" Su Bo Ya grunted coldly. "Killing a direct descendant of my Su Clan is no different than slapping the face of my Su Clan… Pass down my orders, investigate the identity of the assailant! If someone is able to provide a clue, reward them with a million silver!"
Reward with a million silver?
At dawn the next day, Duan Ling Tian had only just entered the classroom when he heard some of the students in his class discussing what happened in the Su Clan last night.
"The Su Clan is really stingy. The life of a direct descendant disciple is only worth a million silver in their eyes?" Duan Ling Tian had a strange expression, but he felt extremely happy in his heart.
Before long, a trace of ice coldness appeared within Duan Ling Tian’s eyes. "Su Nan, last night’s incident is only just the beginning… Since you want to play, then I’ll accompany your Su Clan and nicely play!"
Su Nan, the Su Clan’s Grand Elder, and the culprit that forced Su Li to leave!
In the afternoon that day, Duan Ling Tian sat cross-legged on the large tree at the side of the Martial Arts Practice Grounds and cultivated as usual.
The bottleneck that he originally thought would still require some time to break through was instantly broken through under Duan Ling Tian’s concentrated and devoted cultivating. And his cultivation officially stepped into the sixth level of the Core Formation Stage!
"I broke through?" Duan Ling Tian opened his eyes, and was slightly surprised for a brief moment. "How could it be so fast?"
Duan Ling Tian, however, didn’t know that the cultivation of the Nine Dragons War Sovereign Technique walked upon the path of being domineering and following the heart.
This time, because of Su Li’s departure, an extremely large change occurred in Duan Ling Tian’s mentality, and he seemed to have once again become that iron-blooded weapons specialist from his previous lifetime that stopped at nothing… As long as someone bullied his friends, brothers, or family, he would surely return it tenfold, hundredfold, even thousand fold and ten thousand fold!
This sort of mentality happened to fully conform with the Nine Dragons War Sovereign Technique’s requirement of being domineering and following the heart. It allowed Duan Ling Tian’s cultivation to advance at a tremendous pace and at full speed, directly breaking through the fifth level Core Formation Stage bottleneck and stepping into the sixth level of the Core Formation Stage in one go!
As long as Duan Ling Tian continued to maintain this mentality, the cultivation speed of his Nine Dragons War Sovereign Technique in the future would surely be able to maintain this tremendous pace at which it advances.
The Nine Dragons War Sovereign Technique was a cultivation method that was on par with the supreme cultivation method Three Lives Rebirth Technique that the Rebirth Martial Emperor cultivated, after all… And surpassed top cultivation methods at the same level as the Frost God’s Sword Technique, the Demonic Beauty Divine Technique, and the Galactic Star Technique!
After breaking through to the sixth level of the Core Formation Stage, Duan Ling Tian was extremely delighted.
"After I get home tonight, I’ll refine a Dragon Blood Pill and directly let my fleshly body complete its tempering with Origin Energy… After that, I can continue to charge towards the seventh level of the Core Formation Stage!" Duan Ling Tian was slightly excited in his heart.
Once he completed the tempering of the fleshly body for the sixth level of the Core Formation Stage, he would be capable of exerting the strength of 16 ancient mammoths even without the use of his spirit weapon the Violet Myrtle Flexible Sword!
As a grade eight spirit weapon, the Violet Myrtle Flexible Sword was capable of increasing his strength by 20%… At that time, if he were to use the Violet Myrtle Flexible Sword, he would be capable of exerting the strength of 19 ancient mammoths!
An ordinary martial artist at the ninth level of the Core Formation Stage would only possess the strength of 12 ancient mammoths and would be unable to exert the strength of 19 ancient mammoths unless the martial artist had a grade four spirit weapon to rely on.
However, not to mention the Crimson Sky Kingdom, even the Azure Forest Imperial Kingdom who had Sects sprout up like forests and the number of experts within were like the clouds in the sky, might not have a grade four spirit weapon.
It could be said that after tonight, even if it was throughout the entire Crimson Sky Kingdom and even throughout the entire Azure Forest Imperial Kingdom, Duan Ling Tian could still be called invincible under the Origin Core Stage!
At dusk, after Duan Ling Tian left Paladin Academy, his brows slightly raised.
"Interesting…" A cold smile that was difficult to notice appeared on the corners of Duan Ling Tian’s mouth.
He noticed that among the people that were hidden in the shadows and focused on him, besides Zhang Qian and Zhao Gang, who were under him, there were still three more people…
"Heh, are all the people in this world so unprofessional when they resort to tracking someone?" Duan Ling Tian shrugged and walked into an alley in the distance with extreme familiarity.
He had only just entered the alley for a short moment when three figures seemed to transform into three gusts of wind as they flashed straight towards Duan Ling Tian, and they divided themselves into three corners as they surrounded Duan Ling Tian.
They were three middle-aged men who had frosty expressions that contained no emotions whatsoever, and their icy-cold eyes stared fixedly at Duan Ling Tian as if they were looking at a dead man.
"Could it be that your liege thinks that just the three of you are enough to take my life?" A sneer appeared on the corners of Duan Ling Tian’s mouth, as he vaguely perceived that the cultivation levels of these three people were at the first level of the Nascent Soul Stage to the third level of the Nascent Soul Stage… They were even inferior to that fatty Su Lie from the Brilliant Excitement Inn last night.
"Target confirmed, kill!" One of the middle-aged men spoke with an incomparably icy-cold voice, and as soon as he finished speaking, his entire body moved and he pounced towards Duan Ling Tian. The other two middle-aged men followed suit.
300 ancient mammoth silhouettes appeared above the middle-aged man that spoke. He was obviously a second level Nascent Soul martial artist. The other two people were both at the first level of the Nascent Soul Stage.
Faced with the joint attack of the three middle-aged men, Duan Ling Tian didn’t have any intention of dodging, even to the extent that he didn’t allow the two little pythons beneath his sleeve to attack.
At practically the same instant that the three men pounced towards Duan Ling Tian.
Two figures whose speeds were numerous times faster than the three men seemed to transform into two bolts of lightning as they instantly flashed into the battle. They stood beside Duan Ling Tian and protected him.
Above the two men, there were each 1,000 ancient mammoth silhouettes that dashed out!
"Seventh level of the Nascent Soul Stage!" The three middle-aged men’s expressions went grim.
"Bad intel, retreat!" The body of the second level Nascent Soul martial artist trembled in the air. His leg stepped onto the ground, desiring to obtain the momentum to flee.
The other two men hurriedly stopped their attacks as well and divided split into three directions as they fled.
"Humph!" A cold grunt accompanied by a figure that moved like a bolt of lightning instantly passed the second level Nascent Soul martial artist.
The other figure that moved like a bolt of lightning caught up to the other two first level Nascent Soul martial artists as well.
"Leave them alone!" Duan Ling Tian’s gaze slightly focused as he ordered.
He wanted to know who exactly sent these three people were… No matter who it was that sent them, he would make that person pay the price!
After a short moment, Zhang Qian’s palm slapped downwards to heavily injure that second level Nascent Soul martial artist, and like an eagle that caught a chick, Zhang Qian carried him over to Duan Ling Tian.
On the other side, Zhao Gang killed one of the first level Nascent Soul Stage martial artists before capturing the other.
"As long as you tell me who sent you, I can let you live." Duan Ling Tian slowly walked out. His gaze descended upon the two middle-aged men with ghastly pale expressions as he spoke with a cold and indifferent voice that seemed to come from the depths of hell.
Suddenly, Duan Ling Tian’s face went grim!
The scene that would only appear within wuxia novels from his previous life appeared before his eyes.
The two middle-aged men cracked their teeth. They had obviously bitten some sort of poisonous medicine into pieces before directly dying from poisoning…
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