Chapter 2104: A Glimpse of the Sword
Translator: EndlessFantasy Translation Editor: EndlessFantasy Translation
As Duan Ling Tian spoke, his Sun Saint Energy that had been raised by the Divine Ability, the Elementary Devouring Tactic, was emitting a terrifying aura that made the people from Ground Ax Alliance feel suffocated.
With Duan Ling Tian’s current cultivation base at the peak of the Exemplary Saint Stage, his Sun Saint Energy was similar to the Saint Energy of a powerhouse at the Quintessential Saint Stage. However, with the help of the Elementary Devouring Tactic, it was comparable to the Saint Origin of a Saint Celestial Stage powerhouse!
For this reason, the men from Ground Ax Alliance were trembling violently in fear when they felt Duan Ling Tian’s Sun Saint Energy shrouding them and pressuring them.
The few Ground Ax Alliance members with weaker cultivation bases were the first to give in. One of them said in a trembling voice, “Yes, my lord.” Their heads were lowered in a submissive gesture. They did not even dare to look at Duan Ling Tian in the eyes.
The remaining members from the Ground Ax Alliance did not put up a fight when they discovered that Duan Ling Tian was a Saint Celestial Stage powerhouse. At this moment, all of them resented the Leader of the Ground Ax Alliance.
If they had known that the purple-clad young man before them was a Saint Celestial Stage powerhouse, they would not have dared to follow him even if the rewards that were offered were amazing!
Things were, naturally, easier when dealing with a group of scared people. No matter what Duan Ling Tian asked, they answered him honestly.
“The Leader of the Ground Ax Alliance has his eyes on me?” Duan Ling Tian finally learned these people were sent by Yao Bu Ji, the Leader of the Ground Ax Alliance, to spy on him. However, none of them knew why Yao Bu Ji had asked them to tail him. However, they had speculated that Duan Ling Tian must have information regarding the treasure vault that was left behind by the powerhouse at the Ninth Form of the Saint Celestial Stage.
Duan Ling Tian was rendered speechless when he heard the speculation of the Ground Ax Alliance’s members. He thought that they were very imaginative to come up with such a conclusion.
‘How strange… Why is the Leader of the Ground Ax Alliance keeping an eye on me?’ Duan Ling Tian was confused. He was certain no one had seen his face when he killed the two members from the Ground Ax Alliance outside of Sin City. ‘That’s right! After I killed those two people, there was a strange energy from the Dao Talismans they carried on their bodies. Is there something to do with that?’ This was the only possibility that made sense to Duan Ling Tian.
Duan Ling Tian quickly asked Elder Huo’s opinion regarding this matter.
“That’s possible!” Elder Huo said, “The Dao Talismans they carried disappeared after they died. It could be a sign that the Dao Talismans had been activated, and the catalyst for the activation of the talismans is their deaths! It’s likely the Dao Talismans are similar to a Mirror Image Talisman that can record the carrier’s surroundings. You’ve probably been recorded in the act of killing those two men. The Dao Talismans probably transmitted the scene to the Leader of the Ground Ax Alliance!”
“There are Dao Talismans like that?” Duan Ling Tian was shocked when he found out about the existence of such a talisman from Elder Huo.
“Of course,” Elder Huo answered with so much conviction that Duan Ling Tian did not even doubt him.
Duan Ling Tian thought to himself, ‘I’ll have to study up on the various types of Dao Talismans when I return to Sin City. That aside, there’s no reason for the Leader of Ground Ax Alliance to involve so many people when I’ve only killed two men from the alliance… Could it be because of the Thousand Inscriptions Saint Sword?!’ Duan Ling Tian mulled over the matter for a moment when he remembered the Thousand Inscriptions Saint Sword that he found in one of the Spatial Rings of the members of the Ground Ax Alliance. The Thousand Inscriptions Saint Sword used to belong to an old man who was killed by the two men from the Ground Ax Alliance.
Duan Ling Tian was quite certain that the conclusion he came to was right.
Subsequently, Duan Ling Tian looked at the people from the Ground Ax Alliance and asked in a deep voice, “What’s the cultivation base of the Leader of the Ground Ax Alliance? Apart from him, what are the cultivation bases of the high-ranking officials in the alliance?”
Based on what the people from the Ground Ax Alliance told him, Duan Ling Tian learned that their leader, Yao Bu Ji, was the strongest in the Ground Ax Alliance. He was the only one at the Third Form of the Saint Celestial Stage in the Ground Ax Alliance. Apart from that, Yao Bu Ji’s strength could be considered to be above average among powerhouses at the Third Form of the Saint Celestial Stage in the Upper Province of the Dao Martial Saint Land even if he was not on the top of the list.
For example. Bu Hong whom Duan Ling Tian previously defeated was also at the Third Form of the Saint Celestial Stage. He was ranked at the 421st place on the Supreme Saint Ranking before he was defeated. On the other hand, Yao Bu Ji who was also at the Third Form of the Saint Celestial Stage was ranked at the 266th place on the Supreme Saint Ranking. Based on this alone, one could see the difference in their strength!
“The strongest person in the Ground Ax Alliance is only a powerhouse at the Third Form of the Saint Celestial Stage?” Duan Ling Tian was not afraid at all when he learned that Yao Bu Ji was a lot stronger than Bu Hong.
With Duan Ling Tian’s current strength, along with the Jasper Celestial Sword, it would only take a split second for him to kill Yao Bu Ji as long as Yao Bu Ji was not at the Fourth Form of the Saint Celestial Stage or above!
Yao Bu Ji was the only person at the Third Form of the Saint Celestial Stage, the Spiritual Eye Form, in the Ground Ax Alliance. This meant, no one, apart from Yao Bu Ji, in the Ground Ax Alliance would be able to capture Duan Ling Tian’s movement if used the Jasper Celestial Sword with the Sovereign Heart Sword’s third technique.
Yao Bu Ji might be able to faintly see the Jasper Celestial Sword, but he would have died after that!
Duan Ling Tian looked at the nine members from the Ground Ax Alliance before he asked indifferently, “So, do the nine of you want to live or die?” He sounded emotionless when he spoke.
“My lord, I wish to live!”
“My lord, I wish to live as well!”
When the nine Ground Ax Alliance members heard Duan Ling Tian’s words, they quickly answered him.
What a joke! Why would they choose to die if there was a chance they could live?
“Then, lead the way to the Ground Ax Alliance’s estate!” Duan Ling Tian said indifferently again. However, a hint of killing intent could be seen in his eyes this time. It was obvious he was furious and planned to storm the fort.
The nine men from the Ground Ax Alliance could not help but gasp when they heard Duan Ling Tian’s words. Did he mean to go to the Ground Ax Alliance’s estate? Was he planning to turn himself in? However, the purple-clad young man did not seem like he intended to do that! If that was the case, there was only one possibility left…
‘He’s not afraid of leader…’ The nine members of the Ground Ax Alliance shared the same thought as bitter smiles appeared on their faces. They wondered what kind of person their leader had offended! They knew the person did not ask about the cultivation bases of the leader and high-ranking officials of the Ground Ax Alliance for no good reason! It was obvious he was investigating them!
Naturally, the nine men from the Ground Ax Alliance did not dare to reject Duan Ling Tian’s request. They immediately led Duan Ling Tian out of the forest and returned to Sin City.
Soon after they left the forest, one of the members of the Ground Ax Alliance said hesitantly, “My lord… I used a communication jade token earlier before entering the forest. I’m afraid that at this moment, our leader should be making his way here.”
Almost as soon as that person finished speaking, Duan Ling Tian seemed to sense other people’s presence. He stared into the distance, in the direction of Sin City. “They’re here!”
Along with the sound of wind whistling in the air, a swift figure was approaching them at a high speed. The figure was extremely fast. His speed far surpassed a powerhouse at the Second Form of the Saint Celestial Stage.
After a few moments, the figure appeared in front of the group of people from the Ground Ax Alliance. It seemed like the appearance of that figure had roused the morals of the people from the Ground Ax Alliance. All of them bowed and greeted the figure simultaneously, “Lord Leader!”
The figure was none other than the Leader of the Ground Ax Alliance, Yao Bu Ji!
Meanwhile, Duan Ling Tian studied the person who had just appeared. Yao Bu Ji was a middle-aged man with an average appearance. He would not stand out in a crowd.
Yao Bu Ji did not bother with the group of people from the Ground Ax Alliance when he arrived. He only looked at Duan Ling Tian with a piercing gaze. After all, Duan Ling Tian was the person who had killed his men and taken the Spatial Ring that contained a Thousand Inscriptions Saint Weapon. He had seen this through the Major Mirror Image Talisman.
Yao Bu Ji said coldly, “You…” However, he was interrupted by the sound of a sword cry.
The short-lived sound disappeared as soon as it appeared.
Yao Bu Ji’s eyes widened in fear as he could see a sword moving toward him at lightning speed. It was so fast that it seemed impossible to dodge it.
The men from the Ground Ax Alliance heard the soft noise of a sword penetrating the flesh after they heard the sword cry. They all trembled in fear. Subsequently, all of them witnessed a scene they would not forget for the rest of their lives!
The Leader of the Ground Ax Alliance, Yao Bu Ji, a powerhouse at the Third Form of the Saint Celestial Stage, who was ranked at the 266th place on the Supreme Saint Ranking was killed in just one blow. There was a wound between his brows!
Duan Ling Tian moved to Yao Bu Ji’s body. His eyes shone brightly and he was thrilled when he discovered Yao Bu Ji possessed an indigo Innate Spiritual Root!