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Translator: KurazyTolanzuraytor Editor: Jay
Liu Shi Ge, who had coldly watched on for some time, spoke once again, as if he was matching what Fan Jian had said. "Duan Ling Tian, even if you don’t ascend the life and death arena, even if I can’t kill you… I, Liu Shi Ge, will still not let you off! I’ll slowly torture you, even to the extent…"
Although Liu Shi Ge didn’t finished speaking, the gloomy gaze he shot at Duan Ling Tian’s dantian undoubtedly told everyone what he wanted to say but didn’t finish.
He would cripple Duan Ling Tian’s dantian!
For a moment, many inner court disciples shot gazes of pity at Duan Ling Tian.
Although the Seven Star Sword Sect prohibited the sect disciples from killing each other and even prohibited crippling each other’s Dantian, accidents couldn’t be avoided when martial artists battled.
Even if Liu Shi Ge really did crippled Duan Ling Tian’s dantian, he could said that is was an accident.
At that time, the Seven Star Sword Sect would only give Liu Shi Ge some minor punishments.
Whereas Duan Ling Tian’s life would have been destroyed.
Right at this moment, a cold and grim voice suddenly sounded out.
"Liu Shi Ge, if you dare target Duan Ling Tian’s Dantian, then I’ll surely cripple you!"
Along with the voice resounded out, the gazes of everyone, including Duan Ling Tian, shot towards the source of the voice.
A young man with a grim expression was walking slowly towards the peak of Dubhe Peak, his frosty gaze staring fixedly at Liu Shi Ge.
"It’s Senior Brother Zheng Song!"
"It was Senior Brother Zheng Fan who took the knocked out Duan Ling Tian away the last time. Looks like he’s on good terms with Duan Ling Tian."
"Nonsense! If he wasn’t on good terms with Duan Ling Tian, would Senior Brother Zheng Song stand out for Duan Ling Tian?"
"Supposedly, Senior Brother Zheng Song’s cultivation has already broken through to the third level of the Nascent Soul Stage last month… As expected of the son of the Peak Master of Mizar Peak! He’s inherited the outstanding natural talent in the Martial Dao of Peak Master Zheng Fan."
All the Seven Star Sword Sect inner court disciples looked at Zheng Song with gazes filled with reverence.
Reverence towards an expert!
Duan Ling Tian revealed a brilliant smile when he saw Zheng Song arrive, and he lightly smiled as he greeted. "Senior Brother Zheng Song."
"Junior Brother Duan Ling Tian." Zheng Song replied with a smile, without a trace of his frosty appearance from before.
"Zheng Song!" Liu Shi Ge’s expression was as unsightly as unsightly could be when he saw Zheng Song.
Zheng Song had interfered in his business repeatedly, and it had long since caused him to hate Zheng Song to the bone.
Unfortunately, no matter if it was in background or strength, he was inferior to Zheng Song and could only bury this hatred deep within his heart.
"Junior Brother Duan Ling Tian, if this Liu Shi Ge dares touch you in the future, you just have to tell me, and I’ll make him pay for it!" When Zheng Song looked at Duan Ling Tian, he had a slightly smiling expression. When his gaze descended onto Liu Shi Ge, it instead became incomparably frosty, as if he was a completely different person, his tone was filled with overbearingness!
The surrounding crowd burst into an uproar.
All the inner court disciples knew clearly that since Senior Brother Zheng Song had said this, it would also mean that within the inner court in the future, he would be Duan Ling Tian’s backer!
For a moment, many inner court disciples looked at Duan Ling Tian with gazes of envy.
After all, within the Seven Star Sword Sect, there were only inner court disciples below the age of 30 that still remained within the sect.
As for the inner court disciples that were above the age of 30, practically all of them had been sent to the various businesses of the Seven Star Sword Sect in the Azure Forest Imperial Kingdom.
Presently, Zheng Song’s cultivation had stepped into the third level of the Nascent Soul Stage.
In terms of strength, it was sufficient to be ranked in the top five of the group of inner court disciples that still stayed within the Seven Star Sword Sect!
Most importantly, Zheng Song still had another respected identity.
The son of the Mizar Peak’s Master!
They could imagine that with Zheng Song’s protection now, no inner court disciple would dare offend Duan Ling Tian in the future.
"Zheng Song, this is a personal grudge between me and Duan Ling Tian, I hope you don’t interfere." Liu Shi Ge took a deep breath. He wasn’t willing to let Duan Ling Tian off just like that.
"Liu Shi Ge, did you not hear what I just said?" Zheng Song’s face sank, and his gaze that was like a sword flashed towards Liu Shi Ge as he said in a low voice, "If there’s something wrong with your ears, I don’t mind cutting it off and helping you inspect it properly… If it’s fine, then you better shut your mouth!"
Zheng Song’s threats caused Liu Shi Ge’s face to flush red and his gaze was vicious, but he just didn’t dare flare up and could only clench his fist with a trembling body to express the strong displeasure in his heart.
In the end, Liu Shi Ge looked at Duan Ling Tian and said in a low voice. "Duan Ling Tian, if you’re a man, then be upright and ascend the life and death arena to battle me until only one of us remains… Otherwise, you’re a pu**y and trash!"
Duan Ling Tian’s expression remained unfazed when he heard Liu Shi Ge, then said indifferently. "Liu Shi Ge, do you think that this little goading will work on me?"
Liu Shi Ge’s face was unsightly when he noticed that his thoughts had been seen through, but he still didn’t forget to ridicule Duan Ling Tian. "Pu**y, trash! Didn’t you say that you’re unafraid of me? Now, you don’t even have the courage to battle me on the life and death arena?"
"You really want to battle me on the life and death arena?" Duan Ling Tian glanced deeply at Liu Shi Ge, as if he wanted to confirm it a step further.
Liu Shi Ge revealed an expression of disdain and contempt as he sneered. "Of course! It just depends on if you have the courage of not."
"I can agree to battle you on the life and death arena…" Right when everyone thought that Duan Ling Tian wouldn’t agree, Duan Ling Tian spoke, and his words exceeded the expectations of everyone.
"Junior Brother Duan Ling Tian!" Zheng Song’s face went grim. "You don’t have to pay any attention to Liu Shi Ge. How old is he and how old are you? Even if you don’t dare agree to his challenge now, it’s nothing, and it isn’t a loss of face!"
"Zheng Song, what does Duan Ling Tian agreeing to my challenge have to do with you?" Liu Shi Ge was slightly angry out of embarrassment when he saw Zheng Song interfering once again.
"What? You have an objection?" Zheng Song glanced coldly at Liu Shi Ge, and his tone was terrifyingly calm. "If you have an objection, I’ll give you a chance… We’ll battle on the life and death arena! If I can’t kill you in a single move, I’ll draw my sword and kill myself. How about it?"
Zheng Song’s words could be said to be domineering, causing the crowd of inner court disciples to feel their blood boil when they heard it.
Liu Shi Ge’s face sank.
He was only at the first level of the Nascent Soul Stage, whereas Zheng Song was at the third level of the Nascent Soul Stage…
In terms of strength, Zheng Song was two times as strong as him.
It wasn’t difficult for Zheng Song to kill him in a single move.
It was naturally impossible for him to agree to Zheng Song’s challenge.
How could Zheng Song not know what Liu Shi Ge was thinking when he saw Liu Shi Ge’s face flush red but hesitate to reply, and he had an expression of disdain as he said, "If you don’t dare, then shut up!"
He once again looked at Duan Ling Tian and lightly shook his head.
As far as he was concerned, although Duan Ling Tian’s natural talent in the Martial Dao was formidable and was something that even made him feel embarrassed for his inferiority, Duan Ling Tian hadn’t fully matured yet after all. It was highly unlikely that Duan Ling Tian would be a match for Liu Shi Ge.
So he wanted to stop Duan Ling Tian’s rashness.
Rashness was a demon, and at times, it would even bring harm to one’s self.
He wanted to make Duan Ling Tian wake up from it.
But in next to no time, he was stunned.
"Don’t worry Senior Brother Zheng Song, I’m confident." Duan Ling Tian sent a voice transmission into Zheng Song’s ears.
"You’ve broken through to the Nascent Soul Stage?" Zheng Song replied via voice transmission, and his tone had slight astonishment mixed within.
"No, I’m at the ninth level of the Origin Core Stage now." Duan Ling Tian replied, then before Zheng Song could even reply, he turned around to look at Liu Shi Ge before saying indifferently, "Liu Shi Ge, I can agree to your challenge… But you must agree to a condition of mine. If you’re willing to agree, then I’ll ascend the life and death arena with you right now. If you’re not willing, then take it as I’ve never agreed to your challenge."
"What condition?" When he heard Duan Ling Tian’s words, Liu Shi Ge who originally thought he would have no chance to kill Duan Ling Tian seemed frenzied, his eyes lit up abruptly and he was incomparably excited.
Now, the crowd of inner court disciples present, including Zheng Song and Fan Jian, had all shot their gazes at Duan Ling Tian.
They were all curious.
What condition did Duan Ling Tian want Liu Shi Ge to agree to?
Under the gazes of everyone present, Duan Ling Tian’s gaze descended onto Fan Jian.
This caused Fan Jian’s face to go pale as a bad omen arose in his heart.
"It isn’t impossible if you want me to agree to your challenge… But, you must make Fan Jian ascend the life and death arena with you! I will battle the both of you, together!" Duan Ling Tian finally spoke.
His words caused the atmosphere in the scene to become slightly strange…
Duan Ling Tian asked Fan Jian to ascend the life and death arena as well?
One VS two?
"Could it be that this Duan Ling Tian has gone mad? Does he really think he can kill both Liu Shi Ge and Fan Jian?"
Almost no inner court disciple looked favorably upon Duan Ling Tian.
Although Duan Ling Tian had once created many miracles of defeating a stronger opponent with a weaker strength, what Duan Ling Tian face now was instead a first level Nascent Soul Stage inner court disciple.
Even though the first level of the Nascent Soul Stage and the ninth level of the Origin Core Stage were only a single level away, they were a thousand miles apart…
There was almost a difference of double the strength of the two!
Zheng Song was stunned.
Liu Shi Ge was stunned as well.
Liu Shi Ge secretly heaved a sigh of relief when he heard the condition Duan Ling Tian put forward, and at practically the first possible moment, he’d guessed Duan Ling Tian’s plans. What Duan Ling Tian planned was none other than to put up a desperate fight and kill Fan Jian under his nose.
"Perhaps, I can make Fan Jian become the bait and lure him up the life and death arena… At that time, with me there, it would be completely impossible for him to have a chance to touch Fan Jian!" Liu Shi Ge thought in his heart, and a perfect idea arose in his heart.
He didn’t think that Duan Ling Tian had the strength to defeat him!
Duan Ling Tian was only a ninth level Origin Core Stage martial artist.
Earlier, the reason he’d sounded out Duan Ling Tian was precisely because he wanted to see if Duan Ling Tian had broken through to the Nascent Soul Stage. Once Duan Ling Tian had broken through to the Nascent Soul Stage, even if he was any more unwilling, he could only disperse any thought of going against Duan Ling Tian. To the extent that he would leave the Seven Star Sword Sect to avoid Duan Ling Tian’s revenge.
He could imagine that even if Duan Ling Tian had only just broken through to the first level of the Nascent Soul Stage, with his ability to defeat a stronger opponent with a weaker strength, Duan Ling Tian would surely be able to easily kill him.
After he confirmed that Duan Ling Tian was a ninth level Origin Core Stage martial artist, he knew that this was the chance for him to kill Duan Ling Tian.
It was also the final chance!
So long as he could provoke Duan Ling Tian to the point Duan Ling Tian ascended the life and death arena, then he could kill Duan Ling Tian and be rid of any future worries.
Liu Shi Ge’s gaze descended onto Fan Jian and it caused Fan Jian’s face to go ghastly pale.
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