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Translator: KurazyTolanzuraytor Editor: Jay
"Duan Ling Tian, you…" The inner court disciple hadn’t even finished speaking when his pupils constricted and his gaze shot behind Duan Ling Tian as if he’d seem something that struck fear into him.
Subsequently, before Duan Ling Tian could even react, he’d walked off in panic.
It was like if he stood a moment longer by Duan Ling Tian’s side, he would encounter some sort of disaster.
The actions of the inner court disciple caused Duan Ling Tian to be stunned, then he turned around.
When his gaze shot into the distance, he’d noticed two people just happened to be walking shoulder to shoulder as they ascended the top of Dubhe Peak…
"Liu Shi Ge… I didn’t even have to do anything and luck brought you to me." The corners of Duan Ling Tian’s mouth curled into a cold smile.
The people that had appeared before him now were precisely Liu Shi Ge and Fan Jian.
Meanwhile, Liu Shi Ge and Fan Jian had noticed Duan Ling Tian as well, and after they walked over, Liu Shi Ge’s gaze contained frightful coldness as he said in a cold and indifferent voice, "Duan Ling Tian!"
In the past year, he hadn’t heard of any news about Duan Ling Tian, so he knew that Duan Ling Tian was still outside the sect and had not returned.
The longer it was like this, the more uneasy he felt in his heart.
He was afraid that Duan Ling Tian would stay outside the sect for too long, and when he returned, Duan Ling Tian’s cultivation would far surpass him…
After all, Duan Ling Tian’s natural talent was out there for all to see. Once Duan Ling Tian matured in another two or three years, it was impossible for him to be Duan Ling Tian’s match.
Now that he saw Duan Ling Tian had returned, at the same time that he was relieved in his heart, he once again aroused killing intent towards Duan Ling Tian.
As far as he was concerned, only by killing Duan Ling Tian would he be able to remove any future worries.
"Liu Shi Ge!" When faced with Liu Shi Ge’s provocations, Duan Ling Tian’s reaction was no different to Liu Shi Ge and his eyes emitted a frightful cold light.
He’d ascended the peak of Dubhe Peak today precisely for the sake of looking for Liu Shi Ge…
Now, Liu Shi Ge had delivered himself into Duan Ling Tian’s hands, and allowed him to save some effort.
Fan Jian borrowed the might of Liu Shi Ge to sneer and say, "Hmph!" Duan Ling Tian, you were heavily injured and knocked out by my Big Brother Liu the last time, and you still dare be so arrogant before my Big Brother Liu today?"
"Fan Jian." Duan Ling Tian calmly swept Fan Jian with his gaze, and an expression of a ridiculing smile jumped about in his eyes. "Do you think that with this Liu Shi Ge present, I’m unable to do anything to you?"
"You!" Fan Jian’s face went slightly pale and he couldn’t refrain from taking two steps back, as he was extremely afraid that Duan Ling Tian would suddenly attack him.
"Hmm?" Right when Duan Ling Tian intended to ridicule Fan Jian.
His acute Spiritual Force suddenly trembled.
He noticed that Liu Shi Ge had one again moved to attack him in surprise, as Liu Shi Ge seemed to have transformed into a gust of wind that swept over to him!
Duan Ling Tian’s gaze went slightly cold and his face sank, then his legs lightly shook as he barely dodged Liu Shi Ge’s palm strike…
Liu Shi Ge’s palm strike practically brushed Duan Ling Tian’s clothes as it flashed by.
"Duan Ling Tian, you’re natural talent in not bad indeed. It has only been a year and you’ve actually already broken through to the ninth level of the Origin Core Stage." As he gazed at the 120 ancient mammoth silhouettes that appeared above Duan Ling Tian, the corners of Liu Shi Ge’s mouth curled into a strange smile.
He’d launched a surprise attack on Duan Ling Tian only for the sake of sounding him out!
Otherwise, it would be impossible for Duan Ling Tian to dodge.
"Do you think that everyone is like you, not advancing a shred after a year?" Duan Ling Tian said in disdain.
Ninth level of the Origin Core Stage!
Duan Ling Tian and Liu Shi Ge’s conflict created quite a commotion.
Before long, the crowd of Seven Star Sword Sect inner court disciples that were nearby the Trade Hall on the peak of Dubhe Peak had all surrounded over to watch the scene unfold.
"It’s Duan Ling Tian!"
"Duan Ling Tian vanished for a year and has finally returned."
"Duan Ling Tian has actually broken through to the ninth level of the Origin Core Stage… His natural talent is truly monstrous!"
"Yeah, with such natural talent, surpassing Senior Brother Liu Shi Ge in another year or two isn’t difficult… Looks like Senior Brother Liu Shi Ge has really brought a great calamity upon himself."
The crowd of inner court disciples whispered in discussion.
As far as they were concerned, so long as Duan Ling Tian didn’t ascend to the life and death arena and continued to cultivate properly for another year or two, then at that time, he would absolutely be able to easily destroy Liu Shi Ge…
Now, he was still slightly lacking.
The words of the inner court disciples entered into Liu Shi Ge’s ears and caused his face to sink, and his eyes emitted frightful cold lights.
The thing he was most afraid of was exactly this.
"Duan Ling Tian." Liu Shi Ge’s ghastly gaze descended onto Duan Ling Tian as he said in a low voice. "I’ve heard since long ago about your ability to defeat a stronger opponent with a weaker strength… Now that you’ve broken through to the ninth level of the Origin Core Stage, I presume you wouldn’t be afraid even against a first level Nascent Soul Stage martial artist, right?"
Duan Ling Tian said indifferently when he heard Liu Shi Fei, "First level Nascent Soul Stage martial artist… I don’t know about anyone else, but if it’s you, Liu Shi Ge, then I’m naturally unafraid!"
"Good!" Liu Shi Ge started laughing, laughing in an arrogant and unrestrained manner. "Since it’s like that, then do you, Duan Ling Tian, dare to battle me, Liu Shi Ge, on the life and death arena until only one remains?"
"Life and death arena?"
The surrounding crowd of spectating inner court disciples burst into an uproar when they heard Liu Shi Ge.
Duan Ling Tian’s brows knit. "Why should I ascend the life and death arena with you?"
Liu Shi Ge frowned, then took a step forward as he provoked with an icy cold voice, "What? You, Duan Ling Tian, the famous genius in the Martial Dao of our Seven Star Sword Sect, the genius in the Martial Dao that can defeat a stronger opponent with a weaker cultivation… Now that you’ve broken through to the ninth level of the Origin Core Stage, you still don’t’ dare ascend the life and death arena with me, a first level Nascent Soul Stage martial artist?
"Earlier, who was it that said he wasn’t afraid of me, this first level Nascent Soul Stage martial artist? What? Now that you’ve heard me challenge you to ascend the life and death arena, you’re afraid?"
As he looked at Duan Ling Tian whose expression became unsightly by the moment, the ridicule on the corners of Liu Shi Ge’s mouth became even denser. "Looks like some people are only good at boasting… Yet at the critical moment, they’re instead pu**ies."
"Big Brother Liu, besides being good at boasting, what else is this Duan Ling Tian good at? What rare genius in the Martial Dao of our Seven Star Sword Sect? According to me, he’s complete trash and not worthy of being mentioned!" Fan Jian matched Liu Shi Ge at the right moment and trampled on Duan Ling Tian’s honor.
"Fan Jian!" Duan Ling Tian eyes seemed as if they would light up in flames as he gazed at Fan Jian and said coldly, "You said I’m good at boasting? Ok… I, Duan Ling Tian, the trash in your eyes, challenge you to a battle on the life and death arena! Do you dare?"
Duan Ling Tian’s words caused all the inner court disciples who were present to look at Fan Jian with a strange gaze.
You, Fan Jian, said that Duan Ling Tian is only good at boasting, and is trash that can’t do anything else.
Now, Duan Ling Tian challenged you to a battle in the life and death arena…
Do you dare?!
Duan Ling Tian’s words caused Fan Jian to be speechless.
Not to mention Duan Ling Tian had already broken through to the ninth level of the Origin Core Stage now, even if it was a year ago, he still felt he wasn’t a match for Duan Ling Tian who hadn’t broken through yet.
How would he dare accept Duan Ling Tian’s challenge to ascend the life and death arena?
"What? Don’t dare?" The gaze Duan Ling Tian shot at Fan Jian carried an extra sense of disdain and contempt. "You, Fan Jian, said that besides being good at boasting, I’m good for nothing else, and you even said that I, Duan Ling Tian, am trash! Now, you don’t even dare to agree to the life and death arena challenge of a trash like me… Are you telling everyone present that you, Fan Jian, are even inferior to trash?"
You, Fan Jian, are even inferior to trash!
Duan Ling Tian’s words entered into Fan Jian’s ears and caused his face to flush red. He gnashed his teeth and wished for nothing more than to agree to Duan Ling Tian’s challenge and ascend the life and death area to battle Duan Ling Tian!
In the end, his reason still defeated his impulse.
Fan Jian sneered when he noticed the gazes of the surrounding crowd of inner court disciples that became more and strange. "Duan Ling Tian, don’t change the topic… Today, it’s Big Brother Liu that invited you to battle on the life and death arena first. If you dare agree to Big Brother Liu’s challenge, then so what if I, Fan Jian, agree to your challenge?" Sure enough, Fang Jian’s words caused a wave of disdain.
"Fan Jian is too shameless! He clearly knows that it’s impossible for Duan Ling Tian to be a match for Senior Brother Liu Shi Ge, but he’s still instigating Duan Ling Tian to agree to Liu Shi Ge’s challenge.
"Exactly, once Duan Ling Tian agrees to Liu Shi Ge’s challenge, the one to die would surely be Duan Ling Tian. Then even if he agreed to Duan Ling Tian’s challenge, at that time, it would already be impossible for Duan Ling Tian to survive. In the end, he completely doesn’t need to battle Duan Ling Tian on the life and death arena."
"If I’m Duan Ling Tian, I will request to first fight Fan Jian on the life and death arena, then battle Liu Shi Ge, and see if this Fan Jian dares or not!"
The crowd of Seven Star Sword Sect inner court disciples discussed animatedly.
"What? Duan Ling Tian, weren’t you extremely arrogant earlier? Don’t dare now?" Fan Jian paid no attention to the surrounding discussion, using a ridiculing gaze to stare at Duan Ling Tian as he provoked.
"Fan Jian." Duan Ling Tian sneered. "I can agree to your request… But, the suggestion of one of the inner court senior brothers wasn’t bad. So long as you agree to my challenge, I can agree to Liu Shi Ge’s challenge… But, I, Duan Ling Tian, want to battle you, Fan Jian, on the life and death arena first!"
"After the two of us battle, I’ll battle Liu Shi Ge on the life and death arena." Duan Ling Tian glanced deeply at Fan Jian.
"You!" Fan Jian’s face sank and he glared at the inner court disciple that brought this suggestion forward, then his gaze descended onto Duan Ling Tian once again. "Duan Ling Tian, don’t forget that it was Big Brother Liu who challenged you first today… First come first serve, I, Fan Jian, won’t fight with Big Brother Liu."
"Haha…" Duan Ling Tian couldn’t refrain from laughing. "Fan Jian, in my entire life, I’ve seen many shameless people, but I’ve never seen a person as shameless as you! They can’t hold a candle to you."
Duan Ling Tian’s words that seemed like praise, had instead caused Fan Jian to feel it to be incomparably unpleasant to the ear when he heard it.
The surrounding crowd of inner court disciples couldn’t help but burst out laughing.
They deeply agreed with what Duan Ling Tian said.
"If you don’t dare, then say it! But you’re still posing to be honorable here… Do you, Fan Jian, really think that the other disciples present here are unable to perceive your cowardice? Laughable!" The corners of Duan Ling Tian’s mouth curled into a slightly ridiculing smile as he spoke with sharp words.
"Duan Ling Tian, looks like you don’t dare accept the challenge of Big Brother Liu…" Fan Jian’s face was incomparably gloomy as he ridiculed in return. "Since it’s like this, then there’s no need for I, Fan Jian, to agree to the challenge of a cowardly person… However, Duan Ling Tian, do you really think that Big Brother Liu can’t do anything to you if you don’t ascend the life and death arena?"
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