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The eight Specter Guards were eight Half-step Void Stage powerhouses, and now they seemed like a group of starved wolves pouncing on food as they pounced at Duan Ling Tian’s group.
"Hmph!" A light, cold grunt sounded, and a strand of green sword light flashed out swiftly.
Merely a strand of sword light flashed by and the eight Specter Guards that rushed over died before they could even carry out their slaughter.
In the sky above, 3,000 ancient mammoth silhouettes flashed before disappearing.
Besides Duan Ling Tian and the group of Embroidered Uniform Guards behind him, the gazes of the other people present descended onto Xiong Quan, who stood beside Duan Ling Tian, as they’d never thought that there was actually a Void Prying Stage powerhouse at Duan Ling Tian’s side. Moreover, it was a second level Void Prying Stage powerhouse.
"Three second level Void Prying martial artists and a first level Void Prying martial artist… Very good, all of you, come at me together!" Mortal Emperor Chu burst into a laugh, and his tone was filled with a domineering sense.
"I’m more than enough to kill you!" Xiong Quan’s voice had a trace of calmness mixed within. He walked out in large strides as if he was teleporting and instantly appeared near Mortal Emperor Chu.
"Just a second level Void Prying martial artist like you?" Mortal Emperor Chu sneered, and the dark blue grade seven spirit sword in his hand flashed out to pierce towards Xiong Quan. The sword gave rise to a burst of deafening and sharp whistling sounds.
Relying on the amplification of a grade seven spirit sword, the 4,000 ancient mammoth silhouettes above Mortal Emperor Chu instantly increased to around 5,100 ancient mammoths…
This wasn’t all.
Along with the addition of a strand of a mysterious and profound aura on his three foot long blade, the ancient mammoth silhouettes on his body increased by another 500 or so…
Mortal Emperor Chu, when exerting his full strength, was capable of releasing around 5,600 ancient mammoth silhouettes from drawing upon the energy of heaven and earth!
A shocking strength!
"Besides the spirit weapon, an addition of another strength of over 500 ancient mammoths?" The memories of Rebirth Martial Emperor flashed within Duan Ling Tian’s mind. He came to a sudden understanding and knew that Mortal Emperor Chu’s addition of another strength of 500 over ancient mammoths was strength that he had gained from the Half-step Advanced Sword Force.
Force is something that only an existence at the Void Prying Stage or above is capable of coming into contact with.
Elementary comprehension of Force provides an addition of the strength of 200 ancient mammoths!
Half-step Advanced Force provides an addition of the strength of 500 ancient mammoths!
As for the Advanced Force…
Xiong Quan moved as well, whistling out with a sword strike. He was fearless when faced with Mortal Emperor Chu’s full force attack, which was combined with the execution of Mortal Emperor Chu’s Half-step Advanced Sword Force.
By means of the amplification from the grade seven spirit weapon, the 3,000 ancient mammoths silhouettes above Xiong Quan instantly increased to nearly 3,900 ancient mammoths as well…
And right at this moment, a strand of aura that was even more mysterious and formidable than the aura on Mortal Emperor Chu’s sword jumped out of the three-foot-long blade in Xiong Quan’s hand.
Instantly, the number of ancient mammoth silhouettes above Xiong Quan increased by an entire 2,000…
At full strength, Xiong Quan exploded out with the strength of nearly 5,900 ancient mammoths!
"Advanced Sword Force!" Mortal Emperor Chu was full of confidence, but when he noticed the terrifying aura on Xiong Quan’s sword and saw the nearly 5,900 ancient mammoth silhouettes that dashed out from above Xiong Quan, his face went ghastly white.
Meanwhile, Xiong Quan and Mortal Emperor Chu’s figures crossed each other.
A strand of fresh blood sprayed out.
Xiong Quan stood there firmly and wasn’t injured in the slightest.
Mortal Emperor Chu’s chest had been pierced through, and the grade seven spirit weapon in his hand was even sent flying.
Mortal Emperor Chu’s body crashed onto the ground.
The strength of nearly 5,900 ancient mammoths that Xiong Quan exerted completely triumphed over the strength of 5,600 ancient mammoths that Mortal Emperor Chu exerted.
"You…How could it be possible…Advanced Sword Force…?" Mortal Emperor Chu struggled as he stared at Xiong Quan with a face full of disbelief, as he wasn’t willing to believe that all that had just happened was real.
He considered his Half-step Advanced Sword Force to be extremely rare even within fourth level and below Void Prying martial artists within the entire Azure Forest Imperial Kingdom…
But the person before him was only at the second level of the Void Prying Stage and had already comprehended the true Advanced Sword Force!
Half-step Advanced Force only provided an additional strength of 500 ancient mammoths…
However, Advanced Force provided an additional strength of 2,000 ancient mammoths!
The two levels of Force were not even remotely on the same level.
Mortal Emperor Chu died, he died with a belly full of regret and unwillingness…
"Imperial Father!" Chu Xu exclaimed in grief. His pupils sprung wide open and his body lightly trembled. He was unwilling to believe all this was real.
At this moment, he felt as if the sky was crumbling!
The path before him had become dull and lightless.
Only the sound of Chu Xun’s grievous exclamation remained within the throne room, as besides Duan Ling Tian, the gazes of everyone else descended onto Xiong Quan.
After a long time.
"May…May I ask, is Mortal Emperor Chu’s sword Force not at the level of Advanced Sword Force?" Sima Chang Feng looked at Xiong Quan. He was rather afraid of this expert who could kill Mortal Emperor Chu with a single sword strike.
"Of course not." Xiong Quan glanced at Sima Chang Feng with a calm gaze and slowly said, "His sword Force is only at the level of Half-step Advanced Force…Although the Half-step Advanced Force and Advanced Force are only separated by a single level, the difference is like the difference between heaven and earth. The sword Force I executed earlier was precisely the true Advanced Sword Force."
Sima Chang Feng nodded and was enlightened.
The difference was indeed like the difference between heaven and earth.
A difference of an entire strength of 1,500 ancient mammoths!
"This is the strength of the Void Stage…" Although all of this was nothing within the memories of Rebirth Martial Emperor, Duan Ling Tian was still slightly excited in his heart, and a trace of yearning was revealed from his eyes.
"Imperial Father!" That Chu Xun now lay his head on Mortal Emperor Chu’s body with a dejected expression.
Duan Ling Tian walked over with large strides. He paid no attention to Chu Xun, who retreated out of terror, and directly put away the Spatial Ring and grade seven spirit weapon on Mortal Emperor Chu’s body, then he put away the Spatial Rings of the eight Specter Guards.
After putting away all of the spoils of the battle into his Spatial Ring, Duan Ling Tian laughed slyly and looked at Sima Chang Feng and the Emperor. "Teacher Sima, your Majesty, both of you don’t mind that I keep these spoils, right?"
Sima Chang Feng shook his head and angrily said, "Kid, you’ve already put it all away. Would we saying we mind be of any use?"
Duan Ling Tian laughed embarrassedly.
"These spoils were all from the contribution of this expert by your side, so it ought to be yours." After the Emperor recovered from his shock, his gaze flickered with a dazzling bright light and didn’t leave Xiong Quan’s vicinity.
"Hmph!" Only after Xiong Quan snorted coldly and swept the Emperor with his cold gaze did the Emperor withdraw his gaze. He was slightly embarrassed.
"Commander Duan, I’m really envious of you, having such an expert following by your side." The Emperor looked at Duan Ling Tian and lightly smiled.
"Your Majesty is too kind. I wonder, how should we deal with these two people?" Duan Ling Tian’s gaze descended onto Chu Xun, who had a dejected expression, and the white-browed old man, who had a deathly pale face.
At almost the exact moment Duan Ling Tian finished speaking, the Emperor moved.
In the blink of an eye, Chu Xun and the white-browed old man were killed by the Emperor with his own two hands.
Duan Ling Tian’s pupils constricted, as he never imagined that the Emperor was actually an existence at the Half-step Void Stage.
Duan Ling Tian’s gaze shone when he saw the Emperor return to the throne, and his shining gaze descended onto Chu Xun and the white-browed old man’s Spatial Rings. "Your Majesty, their…"
"Take them." The Emperor shook his head. "Commander Duan, are you in need of money?"
After Duan Ling Tian put away the Spatial Rings of Chu Xun and the white-browed old man, he nodded and said, "Yes, extremely."
The Emperor nodded, and his gaze flashed before he slowly said, "Commander Duan, the today’s matter was all thanks to your contribution…If you weren’t present, I, this Emperor, might not exist anymore. I’ll bestow 10,000,000 gold to you, how about it?"
Duan Ling Tian’s breathing became hurried.
10 million gold was equivalent to 1 billion silver…
"Thank you, your majesty." Duan Ling Tian hurriedly thanked.
"Kid, you’re really a moneygrubber…" The Senior Marquis shook his head and laughed. His gaze occasionally flashed past Xiong Quan, as he was extremely surprised that Duan Ling Tian had such a formidable existence by his side.
Although Nie Yuan didn’t say anything, he was shocked as well.
"Alas…" Suddenly, the Emperor sighed. "From the incident of today, I’ve finally realized that it’s time I give up the throne…Senior Marquis, Dean Sima, Divine Might Marquis, who do you think I should allow to inherit the command of the Imperial Family and become the new Emperor of the Crimson Sky Kingdom?"
"Your Majesty, this is something that’s better to be decided by yourself," Sima Chang Feng hurriedly said.
"It’s exactly as Dean Sima says. If your Majesty is truly unsure of who to give the throne to, then your Majesty can test the princes. The person that passes the test will inherit command of the Imperial Family," the Senior Marquis slowly said.
"Regardless of who inherits the throne, Nie Yuan will surely be ready to die for him!" Nie Yuan stated his position.
"Divine Might Marquis, I haven’t congratulated you for successfully breaking through to the Void Prying Stage…Alas, I wonder if I will be able to break through to the Void Prying Stage in my lifetime. After I give up the throne, I should properly study the Martial Dao"
After the incident today, the Emperor seemed as if he had suddenly been enlightened and was able to get over many things.
Before long, Duan Ling Tian’s group took their leave.
"Teacher Sima, I never imagined that you’d actually be the Dean of Paladin Academy." After leaving the throne room, Duan Ling Tian looked at Sima Chang Feng with an emotional expression.
As far as he was concerned, Sima Chang Feng ought to be the concealed fourth Void Stage powerhouse within the Crimson Sky Kingdom.
As for Divine Might Marquis Nie Yuan, he had only broken through recently.
"I never would have imagined that you had such a formidable existence by your side…Today, if it wasn’t for him, even if I, the Senior Marquis, and the Divine Might Marquis joined hands, it would still be difficult to subdue Mortal Emperor Chu." Sima Chang Feng glanced at Xiong Quan, who was beside Duan Ling Tian, and sighed emotionally.
"Little Tian, he is?" Nie Yuan glanced at Xiong Quan, and asked Duan Ling Tian curiously.
Duan Ling Tian hadn’t even spoken when Xiong Quan spoke first. "I’m the Young Master’s servant."
Nie Yuan, Sima Chang Feng, and the Senior Marquis were all dumbstruck when they heard what Xiong Quan said.
This second level Void Prying Stage expert that has comprehended the Advanced Sword Force and was able to defeat an existence at the third stage of the Void Prying Stage actually called himself the servant of Duan Ling Tian?
Has this world gone mad?
Even the group of Embroidered Uniform Guards couldn’t help but feel ashamed.
Although they had experienced how terrifying Xiong Quan was earlier in the Fifth Prince’s Estate and knew that Xiong Quan referred to Duan Ling Tian as Young Master, they’d never thought that Xiong Quan would be Duan Ling Tian’s servant.
"Is there a need to be so surprised?" Duan Ling Tian looked at the expressions of the group of people present and rubbed his nose.
This caused them to be speechless.
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