Chapter 339 - Demon
The whispers of discussion of the Megrez Peak Disciples entered into Wu Yong Qian’s ears, causing his face to go livid and his fierce eyes flickered with dense rage.
This Duan Ling Tian crippled his right arm, causing him to be burdened by this, and his future achievements were bleak.
His dream since a young age was to take over his foster father’s position and become the Seven Star Sword Sect’s Megrez Peak’s Master.
But now it would seem that all this would just become extravagant hopes!
"Duan Ling Tian, if it wasn't because of you, I would surely become the Megrez Peak’s Master in the future… it’s all because of you." Wu Yong Qian’s heart was filled with utmost rage, and he wished for nothing more than to tear Duan Ling Tian into shreds, then burn his bones and scatter his ashes.
As far as he was concerned, Duan Ling Tian had destroyed his life!
Duan Ling Tian frowned when he noticed Wu Yong Qian’s ghastly and hateful gaze, then he said indifferently, "Wu Yong Qian, you seem to be extremely hateful of me?"
"Hmph!" Although Wu Yong Qian didn't say anything, his cold snort was sufficient to show his hate towards Duan Ling Tian.
"Wu Yong Qian, although I did cripple one of your arms… But you have to get something clear. If it wasn't for you struggling desperately and hesitating to let go, your right arm wouldn't have been crippled!"
Duan Ling Tian looked at Wu Yong Qian with a calm gaze. "So, the largest responsibility for your right arm being crippled lies with you… If you'd abandoned your sword a moment sooner, you'd be lightly injured at most. It’s your conceit and your arrogance, that completely destroyed yourself!"
When Wu Yong Qian and Duan Ling Tian fought that day, Wu Yong Qian wielded his sword with his right hand. Duan Ling Tian clearly knew in his heart of what effect it had on Wu Yong Qian.
But he didn't have any feeling of guilt!
It was Wu Yong Qian who was too conceited that day and was unwilling to abandon his sword even after a long time. That's why he met such an end.
Moreover, from the beginning until the end, the conflict between him and Wu Yong Qian was caused solely by the foster faster of Wu Yong Qian, the Peak Master of Megrez Peak, in the end.
If it wasn't for this, he wouldn't have fought Wu Yong Qian.
But now, when he noticed the hate Wu Yong Qian harbored towards him, Duan Ling Tian realized that Wu Yong Qian didn't think in this way.
Wu Yong Qian obviously pushed all the responsibility onto Duan Ling Tian.
"Duan! Ling! Tian!" Wu Yong Qian gnashed his teeth when he heard Duan Ling Tian, and his eyes emitted hatred and killed intent that was vicious and gloomy.
"Didn't the Peak Master want to see me? Why aren't you leading the way?" Duan Ling Tian glanced calmly at Wu Yong Qian as he said indifferently.
Wu Yong Qian shuddered when he heard this. Only now did he recall what he came for, and he suppressed the rage that burnt to the utmost limit within his heart before turning around, intending to take Duan Ling Tian to leave Megrez Peak.
"Senior Brother Duan Ling Tian!" Right at this moment, a surprised exclamation sounded out from the chain bridge, causing Duan Ling Tian to involuntarily stop.
Duan Ling Tian glanced over.
A Megrez Peak disciple was approaching from the other side of the chain bridge, and when the disciple saw Duan Ling Tian, his gaze lit up, then he walked over with swift strides.
Duan Ling Tian recognized this Megrez Peak disciple with a single glance.
Ye Xiao Bei!
Duan Ling Tian clearly remembered this name.
That day, he’d come to the Trade Hall desiring to sell the pile of medicinal pills from the number one prize in the Outer Court Martial Competition.
At that time, Ye Xiao Bei came into conflict with another Megrez Peak disciple for the sake of the things in his possession.
In the end, Ye Xiao Bei domineeringly withdrew 10 million gold and fiercely threw it all over that Megrez Peak disciples face to the point that the disciple's face was covered in blood.
Duan Ling Tian still clearly remembered the scene from that day.
It was precisely because of this that he had such a deep impression of Ye Xiao Bei.
Duan Ling Tian nodded and smiled to Ye Xiao Bei as he greeted. "Ye Xiao Bei."
"Duan… Senior Brother Duan Ling Tian, you… You still recognize me?" Ye Xiao Bei was stunned when he heard Duan Ling Tian, then his face flushed red with extreme excitement.
Duan Ling Tian shook his head and smiled, "Is it such a big deal?"
"Senior Brother Duan Ling Tian, congratulations on passing the inner court disciple test and becoming an inner court disciple." Ye Xiao Bei smiled as he congratulated Duan Ling Tian, then said with a face full of adoration, "Senior Brother Duan Ling Tian, I heard that during the inner court disciple test, you swung up the ninth level Origin Core Stage fierce beast, Violent Ape, with your bare hands, and violently smashed it around… In the end, you smashed it around to the point it knelt and pleaded for mercy before you!"
Ye Xiao Bei spoke in an extremely excited manner.
Duan Ling Tian was speechless when he heard this.
Why was this becoming more and more excessive as it spread?
At that time, the Violent Ape wasn't kneeling and pleading for mercy, that was the conduct of submission for the ape clan.
Ye Xiao Bei didn't intentionally conceal his voice, and the surrounding crowd of Megrez Peak disciples all heard it.
Swung up the ninth level Origin Core Stage Violent Ape with his bare hands and violently smashed it around?
Smashed it to the point the Violent Ape knelt down and pleaded for mercy?
For a time, the gazes of all the Megrez Peak disciples present that had descended onto Duan Ling Tian had become strange.
Gulp! Gulp! Gulp! Gulp! Gulp!
The sounds of gulping down saliva in astonishment rose and fell.
After a short moment, these Megrez Peak disciples recovered from their shock, and as expected they burst into an uproar:
"Is Senior Brother Duan Ling Tian really human?"
"Supposedly, those formidable demon beasts of legend are even able to take human form and are called ‘Demons.’ Could it be that Senior Brother Duan Ling Tian is a ‘Demon’ that has taken human form?"
"No wonder Senior Brother Duan Ling Tian possesses such a monstrous cultivation at such a young age, so it turns out that he's a ‘Demon’!"
As the Megrez Peak disciples finished speaking, they all nodded in all seriousness.
In their eyes, the achievements that Duan Ling Tian had obtained up till now was absolutely not something that a normal human was able to obtain…
At the very least, in the history of the Azure Forest Imperial Kingdom, there was not even one martial artist who attained the eighth level of the Origin Core Stage at Duan Ling Tian’s age!
Duan Ling Tian was speechless when he heard the discussions of these Megrez Peak disciples.
How did he become a ‘Demon?’
Ye Xiao Bei frowned and gazed at the crowd of Megrez Peak disciples as he spoke out in Duan Ling Tian’s defense, "What nonsense are all of you talking? How could Senior Brother Duan Ling Tian be a ‘Demon!?’ If he’s a ‘Demon,’ then do all of you think that you can still live? Do all of you think anyone within the Seven Star Sword Sect can still live?
"A demon is a demon beast that has taken human form… In the legends, demons are capable of doing anything in the heaven and the earth! Do all of you think that it’s necessary for a demon to infiltrate our Seven Star Sword Sect? Would a demon have the leisure to listen to all of you talk nonsense here?" As he finished speaking, Ye Xiao Bei’s voice was sonorous and forceful.
Duan Ling Tian was surprised, the current Ye Xiao Bei undoubtedly possessed a slight extra disposition in Duan Ling Tian’s eyes…
Although it only vaguely appeared, Duan Ling Tian was still able to perceive that this was the disposition of someone of high position!
Looks like this Ye Xiao Bei isn’t simple.
Right, how could someone who’s able to casually take out 10 million gold be an ordinary person?
As soon as Ye Xiao Bei finished speaking, all the Megrez Peak disciples present started pondering.
"Yeah, the ‘Demons’ of legend that had taken human form had all stepped into the fourth void stage, in other words, they were demon beast existences at the Void Transformation Stage! If an existence at the Void Transformation Stage had the intention, not to mention our Seven Star Sword Sect, even if all the experts within the entire Azure Forest Imperial Kingdom swarmed out in full strength, I’m afraid they wouldn’t be enough for it to fill its teeth."
"I nearly forgot this. How could a Void Transformation Stage existence possibly have such leisure."
Through Ye Xiao Bei’s reminder, the crowd of Megrez Peak disciples finally straightened out their thinking.
Duan Ling Tian smiled as he nodded to Ye Xiao Bei, then he followed Wu Yong Qian who had a gloomy face and had been waiting impatiently, to step onto the chain bridge and leave Megrez Peak.
Before long, Duan Ling Tian followed behind Wu Yong Qian to arrive at the main peak, Dubhe Peak.
He once again arrived at Megrez Hall.
Within the audience hall.
The Peak Master, Wu Dao, stood in the middle of the hall with his back towards the entrance.
Wu Yong Qian who stood at the entrance to the audience hall with Duan Ling Tian said respectfully, "Foster father, Duan Ling Tian has arrived."
"Enter." At the same time that Wu Dao spoke, Duan Ling Tian followed behind Wu Yong Qian to walk into the audience hall.
"Peak Master." Duan Ling Tian slightly nodded to Wu Dao, saluting in his own way.
"Duan Ling Tian, we meet again." Wu Dao's eyes lightly flashed as he stared at Duan Ling Tian and spoke slowly.
"I wonder why Peak Master has brought me here?" Duan Ling Tian went straight to the point, and his eyes were calm.
"Duan Ling Tian, since you're so straightforward, I won't beat around the bush."
Wu Dao spoke bluntly. "You overcame a stronger opponent that day and killed the previous number one disciple in the outer court, Shi Hao. After that, you once again overcame a stronger opponent, and defeated my useless foster son and crippled one of his arms... I'm extremely curious, what method exactly did you use to overcome a stronger opponent!?"
As soon as he finished speaking, Wu Dao gaze descended onto Duan Ling Tian, and it was filled with burning desire.
Even though Duan Ling Tian had mentally prepared himself on the way here, slight fear still arose in Duan Ling Tian's heart when Wu Dao questioned him.
Looks like there was another person within the Seven Star Sword Sect that coveted his things.
The first person was none other than the outer court elder of Megrez Peak, Zhao Lin.
Now, there was another Wu Dao.
He was able to not take Zhao Lin seriously, but this Wu Dao was the Peak Master of Megrez Peak, and influential and possesses great authority in the Seven Star Sword Sect.
He had no choice but to be afraid.
Duan Ling Tian was able to notice that Wu Dao's gaze was currently fixed upon him, seeming to be observing the changes in his expression, wanting to know if he was telling the truth.
Duan Ling Tian felt disdain towards this.
Controlling the changes in his expression was extremely easy to him.
"Peak Master." Duan Ling Tian fearlessly looked Wu Dao in the eye then smiled lightly. "Actually, this is my biggest secret. However, since Peak Master wants to know, then even if I speak of it, and share it, it isn't a big deal..."
Speak of it?
Wu Dao's face revealed a smile when he heard Duan Ling Tian. "Duan Ling Tian looks like I've misjudged you that day... Not bad, you're very sensible. So long as you're willing to share that ability with me, then even if we have no fate to be master and disciple, I'll surely take care of you within the Seven Star Sword Sect in the future."
The nearby Wu Yong Qian's face sank when he heard Wu Dao, he frowned as he gazed at Duan Ling Tian, and a wisp of envious hatred appeared on his face.
"Then I'll thank Peak Master in advance." Duan Ling Tian nodded and his face revealed a brilliant smile.
"Speak." Wu Dao looked at Duan Ling Tian with a gaze that emitted traces of burning desire.