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Right when all the Megrez Peak disciples were looking forward to the battle in the life and death arena tomorrow…
Duan Ling Tian and He Chun arrived at Dubhe Peak and went through another chain bridge and stepped onto Phecda Peak.
Phecda Peak was similar to Megrez Peak, and were both sword peaks that Seven Star Sword Sect male disciples gathered. Here, not even one female disciple could be seen.
Although Duan Ling Tian could be considered as famous in the Seven Star Sword Sect outer court, but only some of the Megrez Peak disciples had really seen him, and practically no one amongst the disciples of Phecda Peak recognized him.
Under He Chun’s lead, Duan Ling Tian walked into a gorge that couldn’t be considered as spacious.
Duan Ling Tian’s expressions wasn’t sightly now.
On the way, he’d asked He Chun about Hu Li many times, but He Chun would hesitate to speak every time, seeming to find it difficult to speak.
A bad premonition arose within his heart.
When Duan Ling Tian once again saw Hu Li, his eyes instantly transformed into crimson red!
A terrifying killing intent swept out from Duan Ling Tian’s figure…
"Hu Li, who did it?" Duan Ling Tian’s voice practically come out as he gnashed his teeth, his voice had an awe-inspiring killing intent mixed within, as if it came from the depths of hell.
He Chun who stood beside Duan Ling Tian was enveloped by Duan Ling Tian’s killing intent. His face went ghastly pale as he retreated a few steps in panic, then looked at Duan Ling Tian with a face of terror.
The killing intent that arose from Duan Ling Tian’s body caused him to feel heartfelt awe.
It was hard for him to imagine what exactly a young man of around 20 experienced to actually be able to develop such a terrifying killing intent!
Duan Ling Tian’s figure violently trembled…
At this moment, it seemed that only Hu Li who hobbled out of the wooden house earlier remained in his gaze.
One of Hu Li’s legs had vanished without a trace now, and he now relied on one leg and a cane to walk now.
Hu Li didn’t have his edge from before, instead he had a disheveled face full of stubble that wasn’t cleaned up, and he stood there with a drooping spirits.
Even though he was alive, but he seemed to be in even more pain than if he were dead.
As a martial artist, losing a leg was equivalent to losing one’s future!
"Duan Ling Tian…" Hu Li saw Duan Ling Tian and a trace of vigor appeared on his ghastly pale face, and the corners of his mouth curled into a slight smile with great difficulty.
A sense of bitterness was mixed within his smile.
"It’s Shao Fei’s older brother who did it?" Duan Ling Tian’s heart was trembled, and the accumulated flames of rage in his heart was practically about to blast his chest open!
Hu Li lightly nodded.
"Take me to see him!" Duan Ling Tian’s crimson red eyes had dense killing intent suffused within, a killing intent that seemed ready to swallow Shao Fei and his older brother up.
A blood debt would be repaid in blood!
"Duan Ling Tian." Hu Li shook his head, and a trace of helplessness appeared on his face. "Don’t go… If you go, then you’d have fallen into his trap. If even you suffer his revenge, then Shi Lan would absolutely not die in peace!"
As he finished speaking, Hu Li’s figure trembled lightly, and a man that bled but didn’t shed tears couldn’t refrain two rows of clear tears from dropping down.
A man’s tears weren’t easily shed, only because he hasn’t met with heartbreak!
"Hu Li!" Seeing Hu Li on the verge of collapse, He Chun walked forward a few steps and supported Hu Li.
"You… What did you say? Shi Lan… Shi Lan is dead?" Duan Ling Tian was dumbstruck, and the voice his throat emitted became hoarse, he was completely stunned on the spot with a face full of disbelief.
He Li’s body twitched, and utmost hate appeared on his face. He was agitated to the point he couldn’t speak.
"Duan Ling Tian, I’ll tell you." He Chun looked at Duan Ling Tian and sighed. "Shao Fei’s older brother Shao Ying first severed one of Hu Li’s legs, then looked for Shi Lan, desiring to rape Shi Lan, and sully her… Shi Lan had an unyielding temper, and would rather die than submit, so she directly leaped off Alkaid Peak…"
Although He Chun didn’t continue, but Duan Ling Tian already knew the result.
The Alkaid Peak was one of the seven great sword peaks of Seven Star Sword Sect, one would die without a doubt from falling!
Duan Ling Tian’s body trembled, and his face went gloomy, the outer court disciple’s attire on his body whistled without wind.
"Shao Ying!" Duan Ling Tian’s eyes emitted a blood thirsty sheen, and the flames of rage within his heart completely exploded out!
After a short amount of time, the rage on his body withdrew, and flames of rage that seemed to be able to burn everything had condensed within his eyes as he said in a low voice. "Hu Li, take me to the Phecda Peak’s life and death arena!"
Phecda Peak’s life and death arena!
Hu Li guessed Duan Ling Tian’s intentions, and his face went ghastly pale.
Even though he’d heard of the matter of Duan Ling Tian killing two fourth level Origin Core Stage outer court disciples on the Megrez Peak’s life and death arena two months ago, but he wasn’t surprised.
Because he knew that Duan Ling Tian’s cultivation wasn’t at the fourth level of the Origin Core Stage as the rumors say, but was at the fifth level of the Origin Core Stage!
To Duan Ling Tian, killing two fourth level Origin Core Stage outer court disciples was easy like flipping his hand.
However, Shao Ying was different.
Shao Ying was a famous outstanding outer court disciple of Phecda Peak, with a cultivation that had stepped into the sixth level of the Origin Core Stage, and had an extremely strong strength. Supposedly, he was already charging towards the seventh level of the Origin Core Stage right now.
"Duan Ling Tian, you’ve broken through to the sixth level of the Origin Core Stage?" Hu Li took a deep breath and looked at Duan Ling Tian.
The nearby He Chun was stunned.
Sixth level Origin Core Stage?
Wasn’t Duan Ling Tian a fourth level Origin Core Stage martial artist?
Even if Hu Li wanted to ask of Duan Ling Tian’s cultivation, he ought to ask whether Duan Ling Tian has broken through to the fifth level of the Origin Core Stage?
Now, he only thought that Hu Li had spoken wrongly.
He Chun however didn’t know that Duan Ling Tian’s true cultivation was indeed at the fourth level of the Origin Core Stage, but because of certain reasons, he was able to exert a strength comparable to the fifth level of the Origin Core Stage, and had even displayed it before Hu Li.
So, in Hu Li’s eyes, Duan Ling Tian was a fifth level Origin Core Stage martial artist since long ago.
Duan Ling Tian shook his head when faced with Hu Li’s question.
His current cultivation was similar to when he entered the primeval forest that time, only at the fourth level of the Origin Core Stage, but was able to exert a strength comparable to the fifth level of the Origin Core Stage.
"That won’t do! Duan Ling Tian, that absolutely won’t do! You aren’t a match for Shao Ying… I know you want to take revenge for me and Shi Lan, but even if Shi Lan was still alive, I believe she wouldn’t let you help us take revenge now! You looking for Shao Ying now is completely giving away your life!" Hu Li had an agitated expression as he looked at Duan Ling Tian. "Duan Ling Tian, listen to me. With your natural talent, surpassing Shao Ying in the future is a matter of time. Just endure for a few more years, and once your cultivation surpasses Shao Ying, then take revenge for me and Shi Lan."
Duan Ling Tian understood that Hu Li was worried about him.
Duan Ling Tian never imagined that even after being harmed by Shao Ying to such a state, Hu Li still forcefully suppressed the hatred he had towards Shao Ying for the sake of Duan Ling Tian’s safety.
He felt even worst in his heart when Hu Li did this.
Hu Li though that Duan Ling Tian accepted his suggestion when he saw Duan Ling Tian going silent, and couldn’t help but heave a sigh of relief.
At the same times, traces of bitterness appeared on the corners of Hu Li’s mouth, and his eyes emitted infinite regret. "Duan Ling Tian, during these days, I’ve always been regretful… I regret why I helped Shi Lan that day to ask you to leave Shao Fei alive! I actually believed the word of that type of shameless vile person as well… I regret! I REGRET!"
Hu Li could imagine that if he persisted on killing Shao Fei that day, all this might not have happened.
Shi Lan wouldn’t have died as well!
His leg wouldn’t have been crippled as well!
But unfortunately, there was no medicine to treat regret in this world. The consequences that the choice that day brought upon him was something he was bound to bear himself…
Duan Ling Tian lifted up his head and took a deep breath, his pair of crimson red eyes didn’t contain a trace of feelings.
All that it contained was utmost icy coldness!
"I’m at fault in this matter as well… At that time, I shouldn’t have listened to the opinions of both of you. If I acted arbitrarily and killed him, the later events wouldn’t have happened." Duan Ling Tian shook his head, his voice went even hoarser, and it sounded calm but actually contained rage that was suppressed to the utmost limit.
"Duan Ling Tian, it has nothing to do with you, it was I and Shi Lan who were too naïve and mistakenly trusted Shao Fei!" Hu Li shook his head, he was clear in his heart that Duan Ling Tian listened to his and Shi Lan’s opinions that day because Duan Ling Tian respected them.
When all is said and done, this matter was something that he and Shi Lan’s mistake caused!
"You, rest properly." Duan Ling Tian nodded to Hu Li, then turned around to leave the gorge.
Hu Li originally thought Duan Ling Tian was returning to Megrez Peak, but it wasn’t long before an uproar arose outside the gorge, causing a bad premonition to arise in his heart.
"He Chun, let’s go out and take a look." When Hu Li walked out of the gorge under the support of He Chun, and heard the discussions from outside, his face went ghastly pale!
"Quickly go to the life and death arena! That Megrez Peak’s Duan Ling Tian have come and has spread word of challenging our Phecda Peak’s Senior Brother Shao Ying."
"Duan Ling Tian? The Little Freak that’s around 20, and relied on a cultivation at the fourth level of the Origin Core Stage to kill two fourth level Origin Core Stage outer court disciples two months ago?"
"Exactly! Quickly go over, if we’re late, there won’t be any good spots left."
The Phecda Peak disciples headed towards the direction of the Phecda Peak’s life and death arena in an incomparably hasty manner.
"Duan Ling Tian, why didn’t you listen to my advice…?" Hu Li’s face was covered in melancholy and regret. "I shouldn’t have let Duan Ling Tian know about the matter of me and Shi Lan."
Never had Hu Li imagined that Duan Ling Tian would actually be so rash!
"Hu Li, even if Duan Ling Tian listened to your advice, he might not be able to live past tomorrow…" He Chun who stood beside Hu Li had a bitter smile on his face.
"He Chun, what do you mean by this?" Hu Li frowned, and stared at He Chun with a burning gaze.
He Chun sighed and told Hu Li of the matter of Duan Ling Tian inviting another Megrez Peak sixth level Origin Core Stage outer court disciple to ascend the Megrez Peak’s life and death arena for a battle tomorrow.
Hu Li went silent when he heard this, and his brows creased.
At this moment, the worry in his heart instead slightly dispersed.
Could it be that Duan Ling Tian had the confidence to deal with a sixth level Origin Core Stage martial artist?
Even though he wasn’t together with Duan Ling Tian for a long time, but the feeling Duan Ling Tian gave him wasn’t the type of person who didn’t know the seriousness of a matter.
A trace of hope arose within his heart.
"I, Duan Ling Tian, a disciple of Megrez Peak, challenge the Phecda Peak’s disciple, Shao Ying, to a battle on the Phecda Peak’s life and death arena! A battle that only ceases on death of one party!" This sentence was the source of the sir in Phecda Peak.
In a short amount of time, it spread throughout the entire Phecda peak.
Phecda Peak, in a spacious gorge.
"Brother, that Duan Ling Tian couldn’t restrain himself as expected… Your move is really too brilliant." The originally gloomy expression on Shao Fei whose leg was severed, had dispersed, and a trace of a smile from the plot being successful appeared on his face.
"So long as he really took Shi Lan and Hu Li as friends, he naturally wouldn’t stand idly by… However, I never imagined that he actually dared to directly invite me to a battle in the life and death arena!" The young man that spoke now had a slight similarity to Shao Fei between his brows.
It was precisely Shao Fei’s older brother, Shao Ying!
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