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"Intentionally?" Duan Ling Tian couldn’t refrain from laughing when he heard Wu Yong Qian’s hysterical shout. "You said I intentionally caused the death of Peak Master Wu Dao?"
"Exactly, it’s you who caused the death of my foster father!" Wu Yong Qian’s eyes were crimson red and suffused with bloodthirsty killing intent that was waiting for a chance to swallow Duan Ling Tian up.
Duan Ling Tian glanced at Wu Yong Qian as if he was glancing at an idiot, then looked at Linghu Jin Hong and said, "Sect Leader, the characteristics of the spirit fruit that I described before Peak Master Wu Dao is indeed exactly similar to the spirit fruit that I consumed… As for the spirit fruit that Peak Master Wu Dao found, based on my guess, it ought to be a spirit fruit with similar characteristics as the spirit fruit I consumed."
"But, I’m extremely curious, even I know how to use a silver needle to first inspect if the spirit fruit is venomous before daring to consume it… Could it be that Peak Master Wu Dao didn’t inspect the spirit fruit he obtained and directly consumed it?" Duan Ling Tian’s tone was filled with bewilderment.
"Peak Master Wu Dao did indeed inspect that spirit fruit." Right at this moment, a grey haired old man walked out from amongst the Seven Star Sword Sect higher-ups. The old man had a kind countenance and he lightly smiled and nodded to Duan Ling Tian before saying, "Peak Master Wu Dao used a silver needle to inspect the spirit fruit he obtained, but didn’t find any toxicity in it… Later on, he still wasn’t at ease, so he looked for me and a few other Alchemist Elders to assist him."
When he spoke up to here, the old man stopped briefly before continuing. "But according to our inspection, that spirit fruit indeed contained no toxicity! Now it would seem that the toxicity of that spirit fruit is concealed extremely well, and it completely can’t be discovered via inspection… In the entire lifetime of I, Guan Zhong, it’s still the first time that I knew that such a spirit fruit existed in the world." As he finished speaking, the old man sighed.
Duan Ling Tian’s eyes squinted.
According to his knowledge, the only grade six alchemist in the Seven Star Sword Sect was called Guan Zhong.
He was also the Alchemist Elder that controlled the Seven Star Sword Sect’s Alchemy Hall.
Hiss! Hiss! Hiss! Hiss! Hiss!
Waves of sounds of exhaling cold air rose and fell in the surroundings, and it caused the atmosphere at the scene to become slightly oppressed.
"Even Elder Guan Zhong was unable to discover the toxicity of that spirit fruit?"
"That Megrez Peak’s Master’s luck is really…"
"Looks like even if we obtain some spirit fruit in the future, we can’t consume it directly. It’s best to first dig out a small piece and give it to a fierce beast to consume, and if the fierce beast doesn’t die, then we can consume it."
"If that Peak Master Wu Dao knew to use this method to test for poison, then it wouldn’t have come to the extent of him being poisoned to death."
"Perhaps, even Peak Master Wu Dao himself never imagined that spirit fruit would be toxic, and its toxicity was actually unable to be discovered by normal methods."
The crowd of Seven Star Sword Sect disciples couldn’t help but sigh with emotion, and they all felt that Wu Dao had died unjustly and died in grievance.
"Duan Ling Tian, you surely recognized that type of spirit fruit, so you intentionally made my foster father look for it, right?" Wu Yong Qian stared fixedly at Duan Ling Tian as he questioned with a fierce voice.
"Idiot!" Duan Ling Tian glanced coldly at Wu Yong Qian and said with a calm tone. "Didn’t you hear Elder Guan Zhong? Even he has never seen or heard of such a spirit fruit in his life… Could it be that you think my knowledge even surpasses Elder Guan Zhong?"
"Moreover, according to my knowledge, many spirit fruits have similar characteristics, but their medicinal effects are completely different."
Duan Ling Tian looked at Guan Zhong and slowly asked. "Elder Guan Zhong, is this so?"
Guan Zhong nodded. "It is indeed so. There are countless types of spirit fruits in Cloud Continent, but their medicinal effect are all completely different… Just the ones I have knowledge of, there are quite a few types of spirit fruits that have similar characteristics with other spirit fruits, and the fake can practically pass off for the genuine!"
As soon as Guan Zhong finished speaking, it caused a commotion as expected.
"Looks like that Peak Master Wu Dao ought to have found a spirit fruit with similar characteristics… But, although the spirit fruit he found has the same characteristics as the spirit fruit Duan Ling Tian consumed, its medicinal effect was the polar opposite."
"Exactly, the spirit fruit Duan Ling Tian consumed gave him an extremely great benefit that is admirable! But the spirit fruit Peak Master Wu Dao consumed was instead a type of spirit fruit that contained a toxicity that even Elder Guan Zhong was unable to detect."
"This type of spirit fruit is unheard of! The toxicity of this type of spirit fruit can probably only be detected by making a human or fierce beast test it for poison… But, when a person ordinarily obtains a spirit fruit, who would share it with another person or beast?"
"Peak Master Wu Dao will become the Megrez Peak’s Master that had suffered the most aggrieved death in the history of our Seven Star Sword Sect!"
The whispered discussion of these Seven Star Sword Sect disciples entered Duan Ling Tian’s ears and the corners of Duan Ling Tian’s mouth couldn’t help but twitch.
That Wu Dao was indeed misfortunate and died an aggrieved death, as he was even able to encounter a Soul Severe Fruit.
Even now, this fact was something that Duan Ling Tian still felt difficult to believe, and he felt as if he was dreaming.
When he casually fabricated the Soul Severe Fruit as the fruit that caused his Origin Energy to undergo an unusual change, it was only for the sake of brushing Wu Dao off.
He never expected that Wu Dao would actually head to the primeval forest to look for the Soul Severe Fruit. Most importantly, he never expected that Wu Dao would actually find the Soul Severe Fruit!
Perhaps, at the moment Wu Dao found the Soul Severe Fruit, his destiny had been determined.
"Sect Leader, you already know of the sequence of events… If Peak Master Wu Dao really died because of the venomous fruit, then it can only be said to be misfortune. Even I never expected that the primeval forest contained another venomous fruit that had similar characteristics to the spirit fruit that I consumed, moreover, it was found by Peak Master Wu Dao." Duan Ling Tian looked at Linghu Jin Hong as he slowly said.
Linghu Jin Hong raised his hand and his Origin Energy roiled, then it enveloped downwards to sweep away the grade six spirit sword, Autumn Water…
After a short moment, this grade six spirit sword that was once Wu Dao’s, had now entered into Linghu Jin Hong’s hands.
"Megrez Peak’s Master, Wu Dao, mistakenly consumed a venomous fruit and died, and it had nothing to do with anyone else… The grade six spirit sword, Autumn Water, will be temporarily under my custody, and will be kept for the next Peak Master of Megrez Peak." As Linghu Jin Hong spoke up to here, his eyes squinted as he suddenly looked at Wu Yong Qian who was just about to speak, and his fierce gaze caused Wu Yong Qian to shudder, then tightly shut his mouth, not daring to say another word…
"Disperse!" Linghu Jin Hong’s voice spread out, announcing the end of today’s farce.
In the next moment, Linghu Jin Hong’s figure gradually became transparent in the eyes of all the Seven Star Sword Sect disciples, then it transformed into an image before vanishing without a trace.
"Duan Ling Tian, come to Dubhe Peak in three days." At the same time, a gentle voice transmission entered Duan Ling Tian’s ears.
Duan Ling Tian was able to discern that this was precisely the voice of Linghu Jin Hong.
"I’m not resigned, I’m not resigned!!" After Linghu Jin Hong left, Wu Yong Qian let out a wave of roars before carrying Wu Dao’s corpse on his shoulder and dashing down Dubhe Peak, and everywhere he passed, all the Seven Star Sword Sect disciples moved away.
"I originally thought Wu Yong Qian had some evidence that was hard as iron, and would be able to prove that Duan Ling Tian caused the death of Peak Master Wu Dao… I never expected that in the end, all of this would be a farce."
"However, we finally know the secret behind Duan Ling Tian’s ability to defeat stronger opponents."
"Not only is Duan Ling Tian’s natural talent in the Martial Dao formidable, his luck is extremely good as well, truly a cause for envy!"
Under the wave of bustling discussion, the Seven Star Sword Sect disciples gradually dispersed.
"Hmph!" Hu Xue Feng coldly glanced at Duan Ling Tian, then gritted his teeth as he left with an unwilling expression.
High in the sky, the group of Seven Star Sword Sect higher-ups gradually dispersed as well.
"Duan Ling Tian, I’ll obtain the Muscle Meridian Rebirth Scroll sooner or later." Zhao Lin took a deep breath before controlling the air and flying off into the distance.
The peak of Dubhe Peak that was bustling just a moment ago had become silent, and only some scattered inner court disciples remained nearby the Trade Hall and Duan Ling Tian’s group.
Two figures flashed down from the sky.
The Mizar Peak’s Master, Zheng Fan, and the Alkaid Peak’s Master, Qin Xiang.
Right when they descended by the side of Duan Ling Tian’s group.
Behind the clouds and mist far away from the peak of Dubhe Peak, an ear piercing sound of the howling of wind sounded out, and the howling sounds grew closer and closer!
"Hmm?" Qin Xiang’s beautiful brows slightly frowned as she squinted to look at the source of the sound and muttered. "It’s a demon beast."
For a moment, Duan Ling Tian, Zheng Fan, and the others all glanced over.
High in sky in the distance, the clouds and mist roiled as an incomparably fast black silhouettes flashed through the clouds and mist, and everywhere it passed, it pulled out a long stream of air and its imposing manner shot into the sky like a rainbow.
After a short moment, the black silhouette had come close to the peak of Dubhe Peak.
So long as it passed through a few layers of clouds and mist, it would appear before the eyes of everyone.
"First level Void Prying Stage demon beast!" Meanwhile, Duan Ling Tian’s acute Spiritual Force vaguely discerned the cultivation of the black silhouette.
"Not right!" Suddenly, Duan Ling Tian’s Spiritual Force swayed, and his face went serious. "The demon beast is carrying a person… It seems to be a seventh level Nascent Soul Stage martial artist!"
Finally, an enormous black silhouette passed through the clouds and mist before the eyes of everyone, and emerged to float high in the air.
"It seems to be a demon beast… What demon beast is so audacious to actually dare enter our Seven Star Sword Sect!?"
At the peak of Dubhe Peak, the inner court disciples that were nearby the Trade Hall had clamored over, and they raised their heads to look at the enormous black silhouette in the sky.
Presently, Duan Ling Tian’s gaze had descended onto the black silhouette as well.
This was a bird type demon beast, seeming like an eagle but not an eagle, its entire body was covered in shiny black feathers. When its wings unfolded, they were like clouds that hung in sky. The feathers at the apex of its wings were even sharp like knives, and under the scarce rays of sunlight, it flickered with a frightful sheen, causing chills to run down one’s spine.
"Dark Roc!" In next to no time, some inner court disciples exclaimed in shock.
When Duan Ling Tian heard this, he started swiftly searching through the memories of the Rebirth Martial Emperor…
After a short moment, he obtained the information he wanted.
The Dark Roc was a Void Prying Stage demon beast, and when it matured to the limit, its strength would be comparable to a third level Void Prying Stage martial artist…
The Dark Roc was the result of the union between a roc type demon beast and eagle type demon beast.
"The Dark Roc possesses the speed of a roc type demon beast and the offensive strength of an eagle type demon beast… It’s an extremely terrifying demon beast." Duan Ling Tian thought in his heart.
At this moment, what he was most curious of was the identity of the person who sat atop the Dark Roc.
Suddenly, the Dark Rock descended from the air, and the figure that sat cross-legged atop the Dark Roc and had a zither on his lap entered into Duan Ling Tian’s vision as well.
Suddenly, the person extending his hand to stroke the zither, and the sound of the zither vibrated out, spreading out in the surroundings.
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