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"I really don’t respect the Sect Leader!"
Duan Ling Tian’s words were like a thunderclap that abruptly exploded atop the peak of Dubhe Peak and entered into the ears of everyone present.
As soon as these words echoed, it was as if the air in the scene was twitching.
The scene was deathly silent.
Although there were many people atop the peak of Dubhe Peak, all of them held their breaths and it was terrifyingly silent, as if even the sounds of a needle dropping on the floor could be heard.
After a short moment.
High above in the air, besides the Seven Star Sword Sect’s Sect Leader, Linghu Jin Hong, still kept his eyes closed as he stood there mid-air with a calm expression as if he would remain unfazed even if Mt. Tai were to collapse, the remaining higher-ups of the Seven Star Sword Sect all went grim.
"This kid is too impertinent!" The Peak Master of Mizar Peak, Zheng Fan, frowned, and the gaze he shot at Duan Ling Tian contained slight worry mixed within.
The dignified and graceful beautiful woman slightly frowned her willow shaped brows, and her pair of beautiful eyes stared fixedly at Duan Ling Tian, as if she wanted to perceive something from him.
Elder Bi who stood by the beautiful woman’s side had a worried expression.
He never expected that Duan Ling Tian would be so bold as to dare say he didn’t respect the Sect Leader before everyone.
Hiss! Hiss! Hiss! Hiss! Hiss!
Waves of gasping sounded out, rising and falling as it spread throughout the entire peak of Dubhe Peak.
It was the crowd of Seven Star Sword Sect disciples atop Dubhe Peak that had recovered from their shock.
"Duan Ling Tian had gone mad!"
"Madman! This Duan Ling Tian is simply a madman! Saying he doesn’t respect the Sect Leader right in front of the Sect Leader… Isn’t he courting death?"
"Hmph! Does he really think the Sect Leader wouldn’t punish him just because he had extraordinary natural talent in the Martial Dao? Simply wishful thinking!"
"This Duan Ling Tian is surely going to be struck with misfortune today."
The crowd of Seven Star Sword Sect disciples whispered in discussion.
At this moment, those Seven Star Sword Sect disciples that stood nearby Duan Ling Tian and were able to see him looked at Duan Ling Tian with gazes that was like they were looking at a dead man.
In the presence of the Seven Star Sword Sect’s Sect Leader and all the higher-ups, he said he didn’t respect the Sect Leader?
In the entire Seven Star Sword Sect, it was probably only this Duan Ling Tian that would be able to say such words, and it would only be him who would dare say such words.
Of course, speaking such words would also mean he had to pay an extremely great price.
Li Fei and Ke Er who followed behind Duan Ling Tian exclaimed lightly, and a wisp of worry appeared on their exceedingly beautiful faces.
At the same time that they were worried, they were also slightly bewildered.
Logically speaking, they knew Duan Ling Tian, and they knew he wasn’t such a rash person.
Zuo Qing who stood by Li Fei’s side now had a dumbstruck expression, and her eyes emitted slight worry as she gazed at Duan Ling Tian’s back.
"Duan Ling Tian doesn’t want to live?" Ye Xiao Bei, He Dong, and the other Seven Star Sword Sect disciples that had a pretty good relationship with Duan Ling Tian all broke into cold sweat for him.
Of course, there were also people who were taking pleasure in Duan Ling Tian’s misfortune.
Like Wu Yong Qian and Hu Xue Feng.
"Duan Ling Tian, let’s see how you wind up the matter today." Wu Yong Qian struggled to stand up, then he wiped off the blood stains on the corners of his mouth as he stared at Duan Ling Tian with an icy gaze.
"This Duan Ling Tian actually dares to say he doesn’t respect the Sect Leader in the presence of the Sect Leader?" Hu Xue Feng revealed a smile of insanity.
"Audacious!" High in the air, Zhao Lin who looked down upon Duan Ling Tian suddenly let out a cold shout. "Duan Ling Tian, you actually dare say you didn’t respect the Sect Leader? You’re greatly disrespecting the Sect Leader, and according to the rules of the Seven Star Sword Sect, you ought to have your cultivation crippled!" As Zhao Lin spoke, the Origin Energy on his body roiled.
Above him, 2,000 ancient mammoth silhouettes condensed into form, and his imposing manner shot into the sky, ready to attack Duan Ling Tian at any moment!
His paid of icy cold eyes stared at Duan Ling Tian as the corners of his mouth curled into a cold smile.
To him, this was a good chance to kill Duan Ling Tian!
Right when Zhao Lin intended to strike.
Duan Ling Tian said indifferently, "Elder Zhao Lin, you repeatedly said that I was disrespectful to the Sect Leader… I wonder when I was disrespectful to the Sect Leader. Elder Zhao Lin, please express it clearly."
Duan Ling Tian was naturally able to feel the killing intent in Zhao Lin’s eyes, and the corners of his mouth curled into a sneer.
This Zhao Lin really rattles on endlessly!
Duan Ling Tian’s words caused everyone present to be speechless.
Earlier, this Duan Ling Tian obviously said he didn’t respect the Sect Leader…
It’s only been a short amount of time and he’s already starting to play the fool?
Right when most of the people had stunned expression from Duan Ling Tian’s words.
High in the air, Linghu Jin Hong who’d had his eyes closed all along had finally opened them.
At this moment, Linghu Jin Hong was looking at Duan Ling Tian with interest.
Although he hadn’t see Duan Ling Tian before, he wasn’t a stranger to him.
This rare genius in the Martial Dao of the Seven Star Sword Sect had reverberated like thunder in his ears since long ago, and he’d always wanted to meet Duan Ling Tian.
"What is this little fellow thinking?" Linghu Jin Hong gazed at the scene before him as he thought in his heart, and he was filled with curiosity.
"Hmph!" Zhao Lin stood on the air and the Origin Energy on his body were like flames, coiling around his body as they suffused up into the air, and he snorted coldly. "Duan Ling Tian, as the saying goes, spilled water can’t be gathered up! Everyone present heard what you said earlier, it’s impossible for you to take it back now."
Duan Ling Tian started laughing. "Then I want to ask Elder Zhao Lin, what have I said that caused you to think I greatly disrespect the Sect Leader!?!"
Zhao Lin said in a low voice. "Earlier, you said you didn’t respect the Sect Leader! Could it be that this isn’t a great disrespect to the Sect Leader? You still refuse to admit it?"
"So it’s these words." Duan Ling Tian nodded with an expression as if he’d come to a sudden understanding, then he looked at Zhao Lin and asked with a smile. "Elder Zhao Lin, according to what you said, if I say I don’t respect the Sect Leader, then it’s a great disrespect?"
"Of course!" Zhao Lin’s brows knit, and the Origin Energy in his hand condensed and skyrocketed. "Duan Ling Tian, you’ve disrespected the Sect Leader and committed a great taboo of the sect… Today, I’ll cripple you, this presumptuous fellow, on behalf of the sect!" As Zhao Lin spoke, his figure trembled, desiring to envelope downwards towards Duan Ling Tian and attack Duan Ling Tian.
Instantly, Zhao Lin’s face went grim.
He noticed that at this moment, two formidable auras had stretched out to tightly lock onto him, causing him to not dare make a rash move.
The Mizar Peak’s Master, Zheng Fan.
The Alkaid Peak’s Master, Qin Xiang.
He knew clearly in his heart, with the two of them protecting Duan Ling Tian now, then unless the Sect Leader personally ordered it, otherwise, it would be impossible for him to kill Duan Ling Tian.
He felt regret now.
If he knew earlier, he would have directly attacked once Duan Ling Tian said those greatly disrespectful words earlier and killed Duan Ling Tian!
At that time, Zheng Fan and Qin Xiang hadn’t set their gazes on him yet.
He’d missed the best opportunity.
"She’s Ke Er’s Master? The Peak Master of Alkaid Peak?" Duan Ling Tian gaze descended onto the beautiful woman that floated mid-air by Elder Bi’s side, and he thought in his heart.
The beautiful woman was graceful and dignified and possessed extraordinary bearing.
"Thank you, Peak Master." Duan Ling Tian sent a voice transmission to the beautiful woman.
The beautiful woman, the Peak Master of Alkaid Peak, Qin Xiang, was stunned when she heard Duan Ling Tian’s voice transmission and she replied. "Why are you thanking me?"
"If it wasn’t for you and Peak Master Zheng Fan, this mad dog, Zhao Lin, would have probably attacked me already." Duan Ling Tian replied.
"Mad dog?" The corners of Qin Xiang’s mouth twitched, then she glanced deeply at Duan Ling Tian. "You must give the Sect Leader an explanation for the incident today… Although the Sect Leader highly values your natural talent, it doesn’t mean it allows you to act willfully."
"Yes." Duan Ling Tian replied, then once again shot his gaze at Zhao Lin and said indifferently. "Elder Zhao Lin, you said that since I said I don’t respect the Sect Leader, then it’s a great disrespect to the Sect Leader? I wonder if Elder Zhao Lin respects the Sect Leader?"
"Of course!" Zhao Lin said positively without the slightest hesitation.
"So in this way, Elder Zhao Lin only respects the Sect Leader in words, but not in your heart?" Duan Ling Tian started laughing.
When he saw Zhao Lin’s face go grim and want to refute his words, Duan Ling Tian had already looked at Linghu Jin Hong. "Sect Leader, I think that if you want to see if a Seven Star Sword Sect disciple respects you, it isn’t by seeing if their etiquette is satisfactory."
"Take me for example. Although I said I didn’t respect you, I respect you in my heart. Unlike some people… They say something, but they’re thinking something else in their hearts." As Duan Ling Tian finished speaking, he glanced at Zhao Lin, seeming to refer to something with his words.
"Duan Ling Tian, that’s a f**king lie!" Zhao Ling’s face went gloomy and he was almost roaring.
At this moment, if it wasn’t for Zheng Fan and Qin Xiang having their gazes on him, he would wish for nothing more than to directly tear Duan Ling Tian into pieces, then burn Duan Ling Tian’s bones and scatter the ashes!
"Enough!" A calm voice suddenly sounded out, suppressing Zhao Lin’s hysterical voice.
Linghu Jin Hong glanced indifferently at Zhao Lin. "Zhao Lin, you should probably cultivate your character… This impetuousness of yours needs to be changed."
"Yes, Sect Leader." Zhao Lin took a deep breath and replied.
When he looked at Duan Ling Tian, his eyes contained awe-inspiring coldness mixed within, as he wished for nothing more than to kill Duan Ling Tian and rejoice after the deed.
Linghu Jin Hong looked at Duan Ling Tian and his gaze was calm and still.
The hearts of everyone present couldn’t help but rise.
All of them wanted to know.
Would the Sect Leader punish Duan Ling Tian?
After all, what Duan Ling Tian said earlier was too farfetched.
Finally, Linghu Jin Hong slowly spoke. "Duan Ling Tian, you’ve been in the Seven Star Sword Sect for less than two years. In the life and death arena, you killed four outer court disciples with a stronger strength than yourself… You left the sect for a year and when you returned, you used a cultivation at the ninth level of the Origin Core Stage to kill a first level Nascent Soul Stage inner court disciple."
Linghu Jin Hong’s tone was calm, and although his voice wasn’t loud, it entered into the ears of everyone present.
All these deeds of Duan Ling Tian were very familiar to the people present.
But when it was said out loud, it caused some Seven Star Sword Sect disciples to be extremely surprised.
"Looks like the Sect Leader has always been paying attention to Duan Ling Tian."
"This isn’t surprising. Duan Ling Tian is the rare genius in the Martial Dao of our Seven Star Sword Sect after all. Once he matures, his accomplishments won’t be inferior to those five great young master."
"Exactly, with Duan Ling Tian’s natural talent, it’s sufficient to be highly regarded by the Sect Leader."
The crowd of Seven Star Sword Sect disciples whispered in discussion.
Duan Ling Tian’s brows raised.
He never expected that this Sect Leader of the Seven Star Sword Sect would be thoroughly familiar with everything he’d done in the Seven Star Sword Sect.
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