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Translator: KurazyTolanzuraytor Editor: Jay
He said that about Duan Ling Tian?
When the crowd on the drill grounds heard Duan Ling Tian’s words, they were all dumbstruck.
In next to no time, everyone recovered from their senses and surrounded them.
Luo Rong, Luo Zhan, and Chen Shao Shuai occupied the foremost position and stood behind Duan Ling Tian.
"Duan Ling Tian, what’s going on?" Luo Zhan frowned, and he looked with hostility towards the three people from the Black Fiend Sect.
"It’s nothing, I’m just meeting an ‘old friend’." Duan Ling Tian shook his head, and a wisp of an evil smile appeared on the corners of his mouth.
But no one believed Duan Ling Tian’s words at this moment.
This is meeting an old friend?
It looks more like Duan Ling Tian has gone to denounce his crimes.
"I’ve heard my disciple, Chai Jin, mention you before, you’re Duan Ling Tian… I wonder how his eldest disciple, Sun Rui, has offended you?" The old man in black clothes possessed a conspicuous hawk nose, and his voice was hoarse to the point it caused coldness to emerge in one’s heart.
But Duan Ling Tian instead disregarded the old man and stared at Sun Rui.
"Duan Ling Tian, my Master is talking to you! Don’t go too far!" When Chai Jin saw Duan Ling Tian disregard his master, he instantly burst into rage.
But unfortunately, Duan Ling Tian didn’t spare him a glance at all.
"What exactly do you want to do?" Sun Rui’s face sank as he glared angrily at Duan Ling Tian.
"What I want to do?" Duan Ling Tian started laughing. "A high and mighty Void Prying Stage expert of the Black Fiend Sect… What can a lowly ant like me do before a noble person like you? Yet your words are slightly laughable."
"What do you mean by this? We’re complete strangers, so why are you going against me?" Sun Rui spoke in a low voice, and his hideous features became slightly savage.
"Going against you?" The smile on Duan Ling Tian’s face was instantly withdrawn, and he said with a low voice. "You said I’m going against you? Is a person like you worthy of it?!" Duan Ling Tian practically spoke word by word.
Duan Ling Tian suddenly turning hostile was like a stone that caused a thousand ripples.
All the people present were in an uproar.
"Duan Ling Tian seemed to be extremely hostile towards this person from the Black Fiend Sect."
"Isn’t this the Black Fiend Sect Elder, Sun Rui? And isn’t that old man the Black Fiend Sect’s Supreme Elder, Qiu Cheng?"
"This Qiu Cheng seems to also be the master of Sun Rui."
"When did this members of the Black Fiend Sect offend Duan Ling Tian? They’re really ignorant."
The surrounding crowd discussed animatedly.
Right at this moment, two howls of the wind sounded out from the sky, and it successfully moved the attention of everyone present.
It was precisely Chi Ming and the other Revered Elder of the Imperial Family.
After the people present who knew Chi Ming and the old man greeted them respectfully, they withdrew their gazes and once again looked at Sun Rui and Duan Ling Tian with interest.
They were able to perceive that the conflict between Duan Ling Tian and Sun Rui would be triggered at any moment.
"Hmm?" Chi Ming noticed the atmosphere was off as well, and he asked Duan Ling Tian via voice transmission. "Duan Ling Tian, you have a conflict with these members of the Black Fiend Sect? Do you need my help?"
Chi Ming, was a Revered Elder of the Azure Forest Imperial Kingdom’s Imperial Family, and he was an existence at the sixth level of the Void Initiation Stage!
Presently, his strength was even more shocking after he possessed a grade four spirit weapon, and he could be considered to be the number two expert of the Azure Forest Imperial Kingdom’s Imperial Family.
The number one expert was that seventh level Void Initiation Stage expert that rarely showed himself…
That expert was also called the number one expert in the Azure Forest Imperial Kingdom.
If it wasn’t for the Imperial Family facing a disaster, or perhaps a top expert had arrived at the Azure Forest Imperial Kingdom, otherwise, that person had already not shown himself for many years.
Normally, the Azure Forest Imperial Kingdom’s Imperial Family was managed by the current Emperor and the five great Revered Elders.
Chi Ming was one of these five Revered Elders.
"It’s just a small matter, and I won’t trouble Vice Dean Chi for it." Duan Ling Tian’s voice transmission politely declined Chi Ming’s good intentions.
Is a person like you worthy of it?
Duan Ling Tian’s words caused Sun Rui’s face to go gloomy, and he said with a low voice, "Duan Ling Tian, it’s the first time that I’ve met you… Why are you being so overbearing?"
"The first time?" Sun Rui’s words caused Duan Ling Tian to be unable to refrain from roaring with laughter.
He laughed to the point the surrounding spectators were stunned.
"Has this Duan Ling Tian gone mad?"
Many people thought to themselves.
Finally, Duan Ling Tian restrained his laughter and cold lights flickered within his eyes as he spoke word by word. "High and mighty Void Prying Stage expert of the Black Fiend Sect, do you remember eight years ago, at a forest that is twined in mist all year long at the south of the Crimson Sky Kingdom?
Crimson Sky Kingdom?
Sun Rui frowned as he thought back into the past.
In the end, he recalled it.
Eight years ago, he’d indeed gone to the Crimson Sky Kingdom.
At that time, he’s received the orders of the Sect Leader to chase and kill the survivor of the Boundless Sect and seize the key to open the Sword Monarch’s Treasure.
But unfortunately, he’d failed that mission.
"A forest that’s twined in mist all year long?" Sun Rui thought back into the past, and for a time, he was unable to recall it.
Meanwhile, Duan Ling Tian continued.
"Do you remember the pair of youth and young girl you encountered in that forest?!"
"Do you remember what kind of gaze you used to be disrespectful to that young girl?!"
"Do you remember how you used the Origin Energy at the Void Prying Stage to condense your voice and injure and humiliate that youth?!"
Duan Ling Tian spoke three sentences successively.
"If you’ve forgotten all this… Then do you still remember what you said to that youth?" Duan Ling Tian stared at Sun Rui, and his gaze suddenly became fierce.
"Kid, remember, you’re an ant before me! If I want to kill you, it’s no different than stomping an ant to death… I disdain to kill you!" Duan Ling Tian spoke word for word and slowly spoke out the words that Sun Rui said to him all those years ago.
The surrounding crowd of spectators went into an uproar once again.
Now, they could be considered to have understood what exactly was going on.
So it turned out that this Black Fiend Sect’s Sun Rui had humiliated Duan Ling Tian eight years ago. Moreover, he’d called Duan Ling Tian an ant and trampled on Duan Ling Tian’s pride without restraint!
In this world where the strong were respected.
To a certain extent, pride was more important than one’s life!
If one person doesn’t even have pride, then that person was as good as dead.
Now, they could understand Duan Ling Tian’s feelings.
That was a humiliation that pressed down on Duan Ling Tian’s heart for eight years!
How many eight years can one have in one’s life?
They could imagine that during these eight years, Duan Ling Tian would surely be extremely ashamed and resentful every time he thought of this.
"This Sun Rui is really unfortunate… The seed of disaster that he planted eight years ago has come to get even with him today!"
"As the saying goes, life is full of ups and downs, don’t bully the young for being weak! The youth from eight years ago has already grown up now, and he’s able to use his strength to refute the humiliation Sun Rui gave him all those years ago."
"This Sun Rui probably never dreamt that the youth he looked upon as an ant and even disdained to kill all those years ago would be able to grow to such an extent now!"
The surrounding crowd of spectators let out a wave of emotional sighs, and they all felt that Sun Rui was too lucky.
But not everyone was able to bear this luck.
"You… You…" Sun Rui shuddered when he was reminded by Duan Ling Tian in this way, his pupils constricted when he reacted, and it was as if he’d seen a ghost. "You’re that violet clothed youth from all those years ago?"
Duan Ling Tian didn’t answer Sun Rui, his gaze gradually became cold as killing intent flickered within.
The humiliation Sun Rui gave him all those years ago was one of the sources of motivation that urged him to cultivate bitterly all these years…
He’s cultivated bitterly like that because he had the thoughts of looking for Sun Rui and washing away the humiliation from before.
Today, he finally had the strength to do it!
Sun Rui knew that this was Duan Ling Tian tacitly admitting it, and coldness couldn’t help but emerge in his heart.
Being reminded step by step by Duan Ling Tian allowed him to extremely easily recall the scene from all those years ago.
At that time, he and another elder of the Black Fiend Sect chased after the Young Sect Leader of the Boundless Sect into the forest that was twined by mist.
In the forest, he’d encountered an extremely beautiful young girl and an arrogant and unyielding youth.
At that time, he’d only taken a few extra glances at the youth girl when the youth stood out and blocked before the young girl, and had even blocked his gaze.
The actions of the youth infuriated him.
He’s only casually condensed his Origin Energy into sound and grunted coldly, and it had injured the youth.
As far as he was concerned, a youth from a remote little kingdom was only an ant and was not worth mentioning.
At that time, he even disdained to kill the youth, and he’d quickly forgotten that incident.
However, never had he imagined that the youth that was like an ant in his eyes, and he’d even disdained to kill all those years ago would actually grow to such an extent now…
The monstrous genius that could be said to be unprecedented in the Azure Forest Imperial Kingdom!
If he knew earlier that this day would come, he would absolutely not have let Duan Ling Tian off that day.
He could imagine that if he’d killed the youth that day, everything at this moment wouldn’t happen.
Earlier, he’d acquired a great deal of understanding towards the violet clothed youth before him, Duan Ling Tian, from his Junior Brother, Chai Jin.
He knew that Duan Ling Tian was extremely young and his cultivation had stepped into the fourth level of the Void Prying Stage.
Not only that, that little gold mouse on Duan Ling Tian’s shoulder was even a formidable demon beast that was able to kill a second level Void Initiation Stage expert!
He wasn’t afraid of Duan Ling Tian.
Even if Duan Ling Tian had comprehended two types of Half-step Advanced Force.
As far as he was concerned, it was impossible for Duan Ling Tian to be a match for him, a sixth level Void Prying Stage martial artist.
Whereas what he was afraid of now was instead the little gold mouse by Duan Ling Tian’s side.
This little gold mouse was able to kill a second level Void Initiation Stage martial artist.
In other words, the strength of the little gold mouse was even on par with his Master, the Black Fiend Sect’s Supreme Elder!
"Duan Ling Tian, what do you want now?" Sun Rui took a deep breath and asked in a low voice.
"What I want?" Duan Ling Tian started laughing. "It’s naturally to kill you, trample on you, and make you my stepping stone!" During these past eight years, Sun Rui had always been a thorn in his heart.
Only by completely removing it by the roots would his resentment of these eight years dissipate.
Duan Ling Tian’s voice was extremely flat, yet the killing intent within it caused a chill to run down one’s spine.
Many people mourned silently for Sun Rui.
Not to mention the network of relationships Duan Ling Tian possessed, like Crazy Young Master, Luo Zhan, and the background behind Luo Zhan…
Just that mouse type demon beast by Duan Ling Tian’s side was sufficient to crush the entire Black Fiend Sect!
The Black Fiend Sect only had three Void Initiation Stage experts, and the strongest of them all was the Black Fiend Sect’s Supreme Elder, Qiu Cheng, who stood by Sun Rui’s side and was a second level Void Initiation Stage martial artist.
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