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Translator: KurazyTolanzuraytor Editor: Jay
The blazing sun hung high in the sky, and noon came as scheduled.
The vast platform that the life and death arena was located on was silent.
"Hmm? Tang Bai still hasn’t come?" Duan Ling Tian opened his eyes that were bright like an array of stars, and his gaze descended onto the area outside of the vast platform, but he didn’t notice any traces of Tang Bai.
"It’s already noon now, and Tang Bai still hasn’t come… He probably doesn’t dare come!"
"I guessed it, Tang Bai is frightened as expected."
"Duan Ling Tian had only just killed the Phecda Peak’s Shao Ying yesterday, and Shao Ying’s strength wasn’t inferior to Tang Bai. So it’s normal for him to not dare to come."
"Hmph! Yesterday, he was still putting on airs before Duan Ling Tian, and said that at that time, he hoped Duan Ling Tian would dare to come… Now, he himself didn’t dare come!"
"It’s virtually slapping his own face."
"What a shame!"
The surroundings of the life and death arena were in a complete uproar.
"There’s even female disciples." Duan Ling Tian’s gaze flashed passed the surroundings of the life and death arena, and only now did he notice that there were quite a few female outer court disciples within the crowd of spectators; they were all Alkaid Peak disciples.
"Looks like disciples from the other peaks have come to Megrez Peak to join in the excitement as well." Duan Ling Tian’s thought inwardly.
But unfortunately, they were bound to be disappointed.
After waiting for a while more, Tang Bai still didn’t appear. Duan Ling Tian’s brows knit and didn’t wait any longer as he directly leapt off the life and death arena, then left.
He wasn’t surprised that Tang Bai didn’t show up.
After all, once one ascended the life and death arena, it would mean the battle wouldn’t end until a party died.
That Tang Bai didn’t have any deep enmity with him, Tang Bai agreeing to ascend the life and death arena yesterday was because Tang Bai was confident of himself, and he felt he was able to seize the fictitious Muscle Meridian Rebirth Scroll cultivation method from Duan Ling Tian.
Now that the news of him killing the Phecda Peak’s sixth level Origin Core Stage outer court disciple, Shao Ying, had spread out, Tang Bai showing caution and not daring to show up was within Duan Ling Tian’s expectations.
Duan Ling Tian’s mood didn’t have any large fluctuations, as from the beginning, he didn’t take Tang Bai to heart.
Moreover, Duan Ling Tian was clear that after today’s matter, that Tang Bai was bound to be infamous, and be held in contempt by all Seven Star Sword Sect disciples.
A person that agreed to a life and death invitation but didn’t dare show up was undoubtedly a coward, and on the Martial Dao, it would be difficult for such a person to have any great accomplishments.
When Duan Ling Tian left, he could hear the burst of discussions that sounded out from behind him.
They were without a doubt condemning Tang Bai.
In a spacious gorge, the burning sunlight scattered downwards, causing everything inside the gorge to seem as if being paved by a layer of gold.
"Elder Zhao Lin, you didn’t tell me that he’s even able to kill sixth level Origin Core Stage martial artists!" The young man around 25 years of age with handsome and refined features had an extremely unsightly expression, and his figure lightly trembled as he looked at the middle aged man before him and asked in a low voice.
He knew that after today, he would have no reputation to speak off in Seven Star Sword Sect.
He, was bound to become the target of everyone’s disdain!
This caused him to feel resentment and feel aggrieved in his heart!
And all this was because of the middle aged man before him, if it wasn’t for this middle aged man, his current situation wouldn’t be so embarrassing.
"Tang Bai, do you think that I, Zhao Lin, would intentionally cause harm to you?" Zhao Lin’s face sank, cold lights flickered in his eyes, and they were suffused with traces of killing intent.
Even he didn’t expect the incident from yesterday!
That Duan Ling Tian actually was able to kill even a sixth level Origin Core Stage outer court disciple, such strength caused one’s heart to tremble…
He suddenly realized that it wouldn’t be so easy for him to obtain that miraculous cultivation technique in Duan Ling Tian’s possession.
"I’m sorry Elder Zhao Lin, I was too agitated earlier." Tang Bai took a deep breath when he saw Zhao Ling get enraged and even have killing intent to him, and he hurriedly change his way of speaking.
Only now did he realize that the person that stood before him was the Megrez Peak’s outer court disciple, an existence at the Void prying Stage. Wanting to kill him was even easier than cutting grass.
He didn’t dare bear a grudge against Zhao Lin.
So, he turned his bellyful of hate to somewhere else. "Duan Ling Tian!"
After Tang Bai left, Zhao Lin’s eyes flickered with an awe-inspiring luster, and his voice was low and suppressed. "Duan Ling Tian, I really never imagined that a mere young man that’s a little over 20 like you actually possesses such formidable strength… It looks like my guess is correct, the Muscle Meridian Rebirth Scroll that Duan Ling Tian cultivated had a worth not lower than 10,000 Year Stalactite Milk!" The desire in Zhao Lin’s heart was even more difficult to suppress.
As far as he was concerned, it was all because of the Muscle Meridian Rebirth Scroll that Duan Ling Tian possessed such a cultivation at such an age!
"Since all of the outer court disciples are helpless against you… Then I can only personally make a move. I don’t believe that I’ll be unable to find an opportunity to kill you… So long as I burn the corpse to destroy the evidence, who would know that it was I who killed you?" Zhao Lin muttered, and his eyes emitted utmost greed and dense killing intent.
After Duan Ling Tian left the Megrez Peak’s life and death arena, he didn’t return to the stalactite cave, and instead once again went to Phecda Peak to look for Hu Li.
"Hu Li, what plans do you have for the future?" Duan Ling Tian looked at Hu Li and asked in a low voice.
Hu Li wasn’t dejected like before now, and was brimming with vigor and vitality, not dejected in the slightest because one of his legs was crippled. "I’m a cripple now, even if the Seven Star Sword Sect would temporarily not expel me, but once I’m 30, I’m bound to be unable to become an inner court disciple, and will be expelled all the same… So, I’ve decided to return home."
"You’ll return like this…" Although he knew that Hu Li’s choice was wise, but now when he looked at Hu Li’s severed leg, Duan Ling Tian couldn’t help but sigh.
He could imagine how Hu Li’s family members would surely have been very happy when Hu Li became a Seven Star Sword Sect disciple, and they thought that Hu Li would soar up into the sky…
But now, Hu Li would return with a crippled body, and would surely have to endure extremely huge pressure.
"Don’t worry." Hu Li smiled brightly when he perceived Duan Ling Tian’s worries. "Isn’t it only a leg? Unless it’s a martial artist with the same cultivation as me, or perhaps someone abnormal like you, otherwise, it isn’t so easy to defeat me!"
Duan Ling Tian nodded, as he was at ease when he saw Hu Li being so optimistic.
"I’ll send you home?" Duan Ling Tian pondered for a moment, then said.
"There’s no need, I’ve already written a letter home a while back, and my family members ought to arrive in another few days… Duan Ling Tian, cultivate properly, as the Seven Star Sword Sect outer court martial competition is in another three months. At that time, take the first place so I can boast at home." As Hu Li finished speaking, he laughed heartily, and wasn’t like a person who’d lost a leg at all.
Even though he knew that what Hu Li said was partially a joke, but Duan Ling Tian still had a serious expression as he nodded. "Don’t worry, I’ll surely obtain first place in the outer court martial competition! No one can stop my footsteps."
As he finished speaking, Duan Ling Tian eyes flickered with a steadfast sheen.
This was his promise to Hu Li!
"Why are you so serious for? Don’t worry, so long as the Seven Star Sword Sect doesn’t change the rules of the outer court martial competition, the outer court disciples that participated in the outer court martial competition would at most be at the sixth level of the Origin Core Stage… You’re even able to kill Shao Ying, could it be that you’re still afraid of other sixth level Origin Core Stage disciples?"
Hu Li was extremely confident of Duan Ling Tian. "Therefore, the first place in the outer court martial competition is something you’ll surely take!"
Duan Ling Tian nodded, then accompanied Hu Li for a while longer. Before he left, he withdrew a pill bottle and passed it to Hu Li. "Hu Li, take this."
"What medicinal pill is this?" Hu Li received the pill bottle with a curious expression.
"This isn’t a medicinal pill but a drop of wine." Duan Ling Tian shook his head and slowly said.
"A drop of wine?" Hu Li was first stunned when he heard Duan Ling Tian, then laughed as he scolded. "You’re really stingy! How do I drink a drop of wine…?" Hu Li opened the pill bottle as he spoke.
Along with the strong wine fragrance floating out, Hu Li’s body trembled, and he didn’t finish speaking when he looked at Duan Ling Tian with an astonished expression. "Duan Ling Tian, what… What wine is this?"
Earlier, when he smelt the wine fragrance, Hu Li felt the Origin Energy within his body roil, and nearly allowed him to charge through the bottleneck of the third level of the Origin Core Stage to breakthrough to the fourth level of the Origin Core Stage.
Even though he didn’t break through, but Hu Li had the feeling that if he consumed this drop of wine within the pill bottle, he would absolutely be able to break through instantly.
"Monkey King Wine." Duan Ling Tian light smiled as he said.
"Monkey King Wine?" Hu Li was dazed.
Duan Ling Tian was able to discern that Hu Li hadn’t heard of the Monkey King Wine, and instantly explained. "Then have you heard of Monkey Wine?"
"Of course I have, that’s a great thing… Could it be that the Monkey Wine and Monkey King Wine are related?" Hu Li’s eyes shone as was slightly excited.
The Monkey Wine was an existence of legend, and he’d only seen record of it in some ancient books.
"Didn’t you say I’m stingy earlier? This jug of wine is for you to drink until you’re satisfied." Duan Ling Tian withdrew a jug of wine and passed it to Hu Li.
"This wine fragrance…" Hu Li’s gaze shone, although the wine fragrance from this jug of wine was far inferior to the Monkey King Wine, but it was able to cause the Origin Energy within his body to be restless.
"This is Monkey Wine." Duan Ling Tian smiled. "Drink and try it."
"This is Monkey Wine?" Hu Li’s eyes sprang wide open, but he didn’t directly drink the Monkey Wine, and instead looked at the pill bottle in his hand.
Even though he’d never heard of Monkey King Wine, but he was extremely sure that this drop of Monkey King Wine was absolutely more precious that this jug of Monkey Wine.
Duan Ling Tian guessed his thoughts the moment he saw Hu Li’s reaction, and lightly smiled. "Hu Li, you can directly drink the Monkey Wine and cultivate, and if everything goes as planned, it ought to be able to help you break through to the fourth level of the Origin Core Stage… As for the Monkey King Wine, properly store it."
"Duan Ling Tian, don’t beat around the bush, what the heck is the use of this Monkey King Wine?" Hu Li rolled his eyes as Duan Ling Tian and asked impatiently.
"The Monkey King Wine… Has a similar medicinal effect as the Void Advancement Pill, but better than the Void Advancement Pill! The Monkey King Wine doesn’t have the side effect of the Void Advancement Pill." Duan Ling Tian didn’t waste time when he saw Hu Li becoming impatient, and directly spoke.
Once one consumed the Void Advancement Pill, one would have no fate with the Void Initiation Stage in this lifetime, and at most could cultivate to the ninth level of the Void Prying Stage.
Whereas consuming the Monkey King Wine wouldn’t have this side effect.
"What?!" When he heard what Duan Ling Tian said, Hu Li’s pupils constricted as his figure trembled, and he had a face of inexplicable astonishment.
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