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A sound of a zither suddenly resounded out, it was like a scene of lofty mountains and flowing water, causing one to be refreshed in spirit.
Duan Ling Tian glanced over, he saw the Dark Roc had its wings opened wide and its back was like flat ground, a young man in white robes inlaid with silver sat there cross-legged, and was plucking his zither in concentration…
Every time his hand descended, a beautiful tone would arise.
It was like a clear sound that rose up in empty gorge, and ceaselessly curled up to linger in the air.
The young man was around the age of 26 or 27, with a graceful bearing and extraordinary disposition.
"Seventh level Nascent Soul Stage at the age of 26 or 27?" When Duan Ling Tian saw the young man’s appearance clearly, his heart shook.
After all, even the most extraordinary that he knew of amongst the inner court disciple in the Seven Star Sword Sect’s younger generation, Zheng Song, was already 28 this year and was only at the third level of the Nascent Soul Stage…
This young man was younger than Zheng Song but his strength far surpassed Zheng Song!
Who the heck was he?!
"Zither Young Master!" Suddenly, an exclaim of surprise sounded out.
It was Zheng Song who stood nearby Duan Ling Tian that spoke out when he saw the white robed young man…
Zither Young Master?
One of the five great young masters of the Azure Forest Imperial Kingdom?
Duan Ling Tian was stunned.
In next to no time, Duan Ling Tian heard the wave of surprised exclamations coming from nearby.
"He’s the Zither Young Master?"
"Zither Young Master, one of the five great young masters of the Azure Forest Imperial Kingdom, and is ranked third… Supposedly, this Zither Young Master already broke through to the seventh level of the Nascent Soul Stage a few months ago! He seems to be only 26."
"A 26 years old seventh level Nascent Soul Stage martial artist… It’s simply monstrous! In terms of natural talent in the Martial Dao within our Seven Star Sword Sect, I’m afraid only Duan Ling Tian is able to compare to him."
"Exactly, with Duan Ling Tian’s natural talent, so long as he’d able to maintain his pace, the stepping into the ninth level of the Nascent Soul Stage at the age of 26 wouldn’t be impossible."
The crowd of Seven Star Sword Sect inner court disciples discussed animatedly.
Right at this moment, the Zither Young Master that sat atop the back of the Dark Roc and plucked the zither had obviously heard the discussion of the Seven Star Sword Sect inner court disciples, his eyes squinted and the movements of his hand slowed down.
The sounds of the zither rotated and resounded throughout the peak of Dubhe Peak before gradually coming to an end.
Zither Young Master’s figure moved out the float down, then his gaze descended onto Qin Xiang and Zheng Fan. "Zi Shang greets the two Peak Masters."
Obviously, the Zither Young Master, Zi Shang, recognized the Peak Master of Mizar Peak and Alkaid Peak.
"Zither Young Master." Zheng Fan lightly smiled, even he didn’t dare neglect this outstanding young master of the Azure Forest Imperial Kingdom’s younger generation.
Whereas Qin Xiang only nodded indifferently.
A strand of cold light unnoticeably flashed within Zi Shang’s eyes when faced with Qin Xiang’s casual greeting.
But even then, it was still caught by Duan Ling Tian.
Vigilance arose in Duan Ling Tian’s heart!
This Zither Young Master of the five great young masters was absolutely not a good person.
In next to no time, Duan Ling Tian frowned when he noticed the gaze of Zither Young Master.
Presently, Zither Young Master’s burning gaze had descended onto Ke Er…
"Ke Er, we meet again." Zither Young Master lightly smiled to Ke Er in an extremely refined and courteous manner.
At this moment, it seemed as if only Ke Er remained in his world…
"Mmm." Ke Er obviously wasn’t so interested with this Zither Young Master and she replied indifferently.
"This is?" In next to no time, Zither Young Master’s gaze left Ke Er reluctantly and descended onto Li Fei who stood by Duan Ling Tian’s side, and his eyes revealed an expression of shock from beauty.
In the end, his gaze finally descended onto Duan Ling Tian.
So long as it was a normal man, then the man would surely be jealous towards this young man that stood by the side of two drop dead gorgeous young woman.
"Hmm?" Duan Ling Tian noticed that when this Zither Young Master looked at him, traces of warning were mixed deep within Zither Young Master’s gaze.
As if he was warning Duan Ling Tian of something.
"Peak Master Qin Xiang." Suddenly, Zither Young Master looked at the Peak Master of Alkaid Peak, Qin Xiang, and slightly bowed. "I came here this time mainly because of wanting to bring up a proposal for marriage…"
A proposal for marriage?
As soon as Zither Young Master finished speaking, everyone present was astounded.
Everyone still hadn’t recovered from their shock when the Zither Young Master continued. "The other time when Peak Master Qin Xiang passed by the Imperial City, you once stayed in my Zi Clan… Since that time, I’ve fallen in love with your disciple! I lately heard that Peak Master Qin Xiang has returned to the Seven Star Sword Sect with your disciple, so Zi Shang rushed here impatiently, hoping that Peak Master Qin Xiang can fulfil my desire and betroth your disciple to me."
At the moment Zither Young Master’s words were spoken out.
Qin Xian’s beautiful brows lifted.
The faces of Duan Ling Tian and the people by his side who knew of his relationship with Ke Er went grim, and Duan Ling Tian’s gaze went slightly cold.
Earlier, he’d noticed that the gaze Zither Young Master shot at Ke Er was abnormal, but he never expected that the reason Zither Young Master had come to the Seven Star Sword Sect this time was actually to look for Peak Master Qin Xiang and bring up a proposal for marriage…
He actually wanted to marry Ke Er!
"I hope Peak Master can fulfill my wish." Zither Young Master looked at Qin Xiang and said a step further, "If Peak Master Qin Xiang is willing to fulfill my wish, then Zi Shang is willing to request my Master bestow a grade five spirit sword as the betrothal gift!"
What Zither Young Master said was like a stone that gave rise to a thousand ripples!
It caused the crowd of Seven Star Sword Sect inner court disciples to be dumbstruck.
"Grade five spirit sword?"
"Even our Seven Star Sword Sect seems to only have one grade five spirit sword… This Zither Young Master proclaimed that he would ask his Master to bestow a grade five spirit sword? Which great figure is his master!?"
"I heard a long time ago that the Zither Young Master had taken an expert from outside the imperial kingdom as his master when he was younger. Now it would seems that all this was true."
"Grade five spirit sword… My god, what extravagance!"
The Seven Star Sword Sect inner court disciple went into an uproar as they were all shocked.
To them, a grade five spirit sword was an existence that was difficult to reach in their entire lifetime.
"Zither Young Master!" Right at this moment, a delicate shout echoed out.
It was Ke Er who stood by Duan Ling Tian’s side, she stretched out her hand to take Duan Ling Tian’s arm, then nestled up against Duan Ling Tian, and her beautiful eyes condensed into cold light as she looked at Zither Young Master and said indifferently. "Zither Young Master, thank you for the great kindness… But unfortunately, Ke Er’s heart already belongs to someone."
Ke Er’s heart already belongs to someone!
Duan Ling Tian’s stiff face bloomed into a brilliant smile, and he twisted his hand to take hold of Ke Er’s fine and slim hand.
Instantly, Zither Young Master’s face went grim, and the white robe on his body fluttered without wind.
He looked at Qin Xiang. "Peak Master Qin Xiang…"
Before Zither Young Master could even finish speaking, Qin Xiang said indifferently. "I respect Ke Er’s choice."
What Qin Xiang said had undoubtedly clearly stated her stand.
Zither Young Master’s expression instantly went gloomy, and his appearance of graceful bearing fell apart completely.
His cold and indifferent eyes stared fixedly at Duan Ling Tian as he spoke slowly. "You, leave Ke Er, and I’ll satisfy any request of yours!" The way Zither Young Master spoke contained a commanding tone, and it seemed more like a person of high position talking to a person of low position.
"Idiot!" The corner of Duan Ling Tian’s mouth curled into a cold smile when he heard Zither Young Master, and he slowly spat out a word.
Duan Ling Tian’s words caused everyone present to be dumbstruck.
Duan Ling Tian called one of the five great young masters of the Azure Forest Imperial Kingdom, the Zither Young Master, an idiot?
At the same time that all the Seven Star Sword Sect disciples were stunned, they looked at Duan Ling Tian with gazes filled with adoration.
Presently, besides Ke Er and Li Fei, even the group of people by Duan Ling Tian’s side, including Qin Xiang and Zheng Fan, had expressions of astonishment.
Duan Ling Tian was too bold!
"You’re courting death!" Right when most people were still dumbstruck, Zither Young Master had suddenly shouted out explosively.
His finger trembled as Origin Energy condensed atop it, then it descended onto a string on the zither in his hand.
An ear piercing thrum pricked the ear drums of everyone present.
The expression of some Seven Star Sword Sect inner court disciples with comparatively weaker cultivations went pale, and they felt as if their ear drums were about to explode from the vibration…
Where right at this instant.
An ear piercing sound of a piercing howl echoed out. One of the strings on the zither in the hands of Zither Young Master had shot out. It seemed to have transformed into a sharp arrow as it howled out towards Duan Ling Tian, flying straight for Duan Ling Tian’s chest as if wanting to pierce completely through Duan Ling Tian.
Above Zither Young Master, 1,400 plus lifelike ancient mammoth silhouettes condensed into form.
"Grade five spirit weapon!" Duan Ling Tian’s face went grim.
The Zither Young Master, Zi Shang, was already a seventh level Nascent Soul Stage martial artist, and when his strength exploded out completely, it was comparable to the strength of 1,000 ancient mammoths…
Presently, the ancient zither in his hand was able to amplify his strength by the strength of 400 plus ancient mammoths!
It was obviously a grade five spirit weapon.
Spirit Serpent Movement Technique!
Duan Ling Tian didn’t dare hesitate as the Origin Energy beneath his feet skyrocketed and his entire strength exploded out completely, and at the same time, he utilized the Quake Energy and intended to dodge.
But, at the instant he reacted to the attack, that zither string seemed to have transformed into the scythe of the god of death, and it was only a hair’s breadth away from him…
It was too fast!
Duan Ling Tian’s face went gloomy and he was entirely unable to dodge.
Right when Duan Ling Tian intended to use an inscription…
"Hmph!" A cold snort sounded out.
An even swifter sword light flashed past and stopped the zither string that Zither Young Master struck out.
The sword light that was condensed from Origin Energy exploded and it destroyed the zither string that Zither Young Master struck out.
Zither Young Master’s face flushed red, then he tasted something sweet in his throat before spitting out a mouthful of blood.
His gaze descended onto the person that launched the attack and said with a deep voice, "Peak Master Qin Xiang, I was only trying testing the strength of the man that Ke Er has taken a fancy to… Could it be that you don’t think it’s beneath you to attack me?"
Qin Xian said indifferently, "Ke Er is my personal disciple, and her man is someone I must protect."
Her words were filled with an extremely protective intention.
Zither Young Master’s face went gloomy as he suddenly looked at Duan Ling Tian and shouted coldly. "Kid, if you think you’re a man, then bring out your manly heroism and battle me, Zi Shang! The winner will get Ke Er! The loser must forever disappear before Ke Er!
"Do you dare?" Zither Young Master’s tone contained traces of coldness mixed within it.
"Zi Shang, you’re shameless!" Ke Er’s beautiful face went grim. The instant that Zither Young Master attacked Duan Ling Tian, she’d already taken Zither Young Master to be an enemy.
Now, when she heard Zither Young Master bringing up such a wages to Duan Ling Tian, she was instantly flustered and exasperated.
"Ke Er, only a strong man is able to protect you! A pu**y doesn’t have the qualifications to possess you!" Zither Young Master continue to mock Duan Ling Tian, and his cold and fierce gaze stared at Duan Ling Tian.
"HAHAHAHA!" Suddenly, Duan Ling Tian instead started laughing out loudly, and he looked at Zither Young Master as if he was looked at a clown.
"What are you laughing at?!" Zither Young Master’s face sank, and he shouted out in anger and annoyance.
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