Chapter 546 - Prince Sheng
"What?!" Duan Ling Tian was stunned.
Elder Xuan and the Sect Leader were both killed by the joint forces of Zhao Ming and the members of the Azure Forest Tri-Sect?
That day in the Crimson Sky Kingdom, when he saw that Zhao Ming had actually become a Guardian Elder of the Azure Forest Tri-Sect…
He thought that Zhao Ming had betrayed the sect after he became a captive of the Azure Forest Tri-Sect.
So, although Zhao Ming betrayed the Seven Star Sword Sect, everyone had their own aspirations, and he didn’t hate Zhao Ming because of this.
But now, when he heard Zheng Song’s words, his eyes went completely red.
"Elder Xuan was the strongest sword cultivator in our Seven Star Sword Sect, and he’d comprehended the seventh level Sword Concept… With his strength, if it wasn’t or Zhao Ming launching a sneak attack, he might have been able to survive." Zheng Song said with anger.
Duan Ling Tian closed his eyes.
That day when the Seven Star Sword Sect met with calamity, although it was the first time he’d seen Elder Xuan, it was still difficult for him to forget Elder Xuan’s elegant demeanor.
Elder Xuan went against three great experts of the Azure Forest Tri-Sect by himself.
What superb heroic spirit he had!
But an old man like this that caused respect in others was sneak attacked to death by Zhao Ming.
"Zhao Ming!!" Duan Ling Tian’s body lightly trembled and the killing intent in his eyes had reached the limit.
He’d already made a decision in his heart.
Once he possessed sufficient strength, he would surely enter the Inscription Formation in the Darkstone Empire and kill Zhao Ming.
Zhao Ming deserved death!
After catching up with Zheng Song for some time, Duan Ling Tian bid his farewells and left with Luo Zhan and Chen Shao Shuai when it was deep in the night.
Before they left, he’d discussed with Zheng Song that the little gold mouse would send Zheng Song back to the Seven Star Sword Sect tomorrow.
Although the Seven Star Sword Sect didn’t exist any longer, the Alkaid Peak’s Master, Qin Xiang, and the Sect Leader’s personal disciple, Mo Yu, were both cultivating inside the stalactite cave.
After Duan Ling Tian returned to the Dragon and Phoenix Academy, he started getting busy.
He was mainly refining some medicinal pills for Zheng Song, and he’d asked Little Gold to bring it over when she went to Zheng Song tomorrow.
Duan Ling Tian silently refined medicinal pills in his room all through the night.
He instead didn’t know that practically everyone in the academy was discussing his actions in the Caged Battle Arena today.
"Duan Ling Tian is too formidable! The Manager of the Caged Battle Arena, an existence at the second level of the Void Initiation Stage was killed by the demon beast by his side with a single move."
"I truly never imagined that the little mouse by Duan Ling Tian’s side that only looks like a pet mouse is actually a Void Initiation Stage demon beast!"
"So… Never judge a mouse by its appearance!"
"I heard that Duan Ling Tian even made the Little Prince of Prince Sheng’s Estate, Zhang Heng, kowtow ten times to him before the eyes of a few tens of thousands of people."
"It seems that it was Zhang Heng who was being overbearing at first, and Duan Ling Tian only gave him a taste of his own medicine."
"He can only consider himself unfortunate for offending Duan Ling Tian."
The crowd of Dragon and Phoenix Academy students were filled with adoration towards Duan Ling Tian’s natural talent and strength since the beginning.
Now, when they heard of Duan Ling Tian’s domineering actions, they felt their blood boil.
"Zhang Heng?" After Flame Young Master, Zhang Yan, received the news, he frowned. "That fellow, of all the people, he actually went and offended Duan Ling Tian… But Duan Ling Tian actually caused Prince Sheng’s Estate to lose face so greatly. I wonder what my Imperial Uncle’s reaction will be."
Zhang Heng was Zhang Yan’s cousin brother.
"Duan Ling Tian…" In a quiet room, a beautiful woman that seemed like she’d come from a painting sighed lightly. "Brother, Duan Ling Tian is now a fourth level Void Prying Stage martial artist already."
Only she was within the room, and she was speaking to the air.
The atmosphere in the room was slightly strange.
If Duan Ling Tian was here, he would surely be able to recognize this woman.
It was exactly the Flute Fairy, Zi Yan.
Whereas Flute Fairy’s muttering was precisely towards Zither Young Master who was in a faraway place.
Zither Young Master had taken Duan Ling Tian to be his lifelong enemy, and it caused her, his sister, to be extremely worried.
Duan Ling Tian’s improvement caused her to be shocked.
An entire night’s time quickly passed by.
Duan Ling Tian stopped refining and put away the cauldron, and then he yawned.
"It’s almost time." Duan Ling Tian’s face revealed a smile as he looked at the numerous bottles of medicinal pills before him.
"Squeak squeak~" The little gold mouse’s cry sounded out in a timely manner.
After resting for a night’s time, the little gold mouse was refreshed.
"Little Gold!" Duan Ling Tian looked at the little gold mouse and said, "I’ll give you a mission today… Send Senior Brother Zheng Song back to the stalactite cave on Megrez Peak. Remember, don’t cause trouble!" As he finished speaking, Duan Ling Tian had a serious expression.
"Squeak squeak~" The little gold mouse was instantly slightly excited when she heard she could leave the imperial city.
When he saw the little gold mouse put away the medicinal pills in the spatial collar on her neck, Duan Ling Tian said with a smile, "Go on! Come back early."
"I know, Big Brother Ling Tian." The little gold mouse replied via voice transmission before transforming into a gold light that left the room and left the academy, and in the blink of an eye, she’d entered beyond the clouds.
Whereas outside the exquisite house between the Inner Hall and Outer Hall, an old man stood there and looked at the direction the little gold mouse left.
"I truly never imagined that this little gold mouse by Duan Ling Tian’s side is even able to kill a second level Void Initiation Stage martial artist!" The old man was precisely the Vice Dean of the academy, Chi Ming.
"With Prince Sheng’s explosive temper… He’s probably already entered the Palace now, right?" Chi Ming muttered, yet he seemed to not be worried in the slightest.
The Azure Forest Imperial Kingdom’s Imperial Palace.
The Azure Forest Imperial Kingdom’s Imperial Palace was extremely vast, and it couldn’t be compared to the Imperial Palace of the Crimson Sky Kingdom.
Presently, in a Pavilion deep within the Imperial Palace.
A middle aged man in embroidered clothes that was in a hurry stood there and said respectfully, "Imperial Brother, I seek an audience!"
Meanwhile, a eunuch walked out from the Pavilion and looked at the middle aged man in embroidered clothes, and then he said with a light smile, "Prince Sheng, His Majesty invites you in."
The middle aged man in embroidered clothes was the Azure Forest Imperial Kingdom’s Prince Sheng, the younger brother of a different mother of the Emperor. Prince Sheng nodded and walked in with large strides.
After he walked into the Pavilion, a beautifully decorated great hall appeared before his eyes.
Presently, at the head of the hall, a middle aged man in imperial robes with an extremely dignified bearing sat up straight there.
Behind the dignified middle aged man was an old man with a gaunt appearance who stood there like a shadow without an expression on his face, and the old man’s aura was restrained.
The identity of the middle aged man was obvious.
The Emperor of the Azure Forest Imperial Kingdom.
"Imperial Brother." Prince Sheng bowed respectfully to the Emperor.
"Imperial Brother, there’s no need for formality." The Emperor raised his hand and stopped Prince Sheng, then his eyes narrowed as he asked. "Is there an important matter that made Imperial Brother rush into the Palace to see me early in the morning?"
"Imperial Brother, you have to stand up for your nephew!" Prince Sheng bowed and spoke with an enraged expression.
"Hmm?" The Emperor’s gaze flashed as he asked slowly. "What happened exactly?"
Prince Sheng said in a low voice, "Imperial Brother, a student from the Dragon and Phoenix Academy caused trouble in my Caged Battle Arena yesterday… Not only did he allow the demon beast by his side to kill a ninth level Void Prying Stage Revered Elder of my estate, it even killed a second level Void Initiation Stage Manager of my Caged Battle Arena!"
"Besides that, he also made Heng kowtow ten times to him!" When he spoke up to here, Prince Sheng spoke with righteous indignation. "Imperial Brother, no matter what fault Heng has, it’s still the Imperial Family’s blood that flows within him… Not only has this caused my Prince Sheng’s Estate to be humiliated, it had similarly caused the Imperial Family to be humiliated!"
"So, I request that Imperial Brother allows me to head to the academy and look for that student to denounce his crimes!" Prince Sheng spoke in a resolute voice.
"Something like this happened?" The Emperor’s brows raised when he heard this, and then he asked. "Who is the student from Dragon and Phoenix Academy?"
"Imperial Brother, it’s precisely the survivor of the Seven Star Sword Sect, Duan Ling Tian!" As he finished speaking, Prince Sheng spoke word by word with extreme rage.
"Duan Ling Tian?" The Emperor’s brows raised and exuded a dignified aura. "Are you sure it’s him?"
"Yes." Prince Sheng nodded.
"Imperial Brother, if it’s anyone else, I can allow you to go get even with the student. But not Duan Ling Tian." The Emperor shook his head.
"No?" Prince Sheng was stunned, and he revealed an expression of being not resigned. "Imperial Brother, why is this?"
The Emperor said indifferently, "Imperial Brother, I presume you’ve heard of Duan Ling Tian and know of his natural talent… Presently, the selection for the Martial Competition of the Ten Dynasties is imminent, and it has extraordinary meaning to my Azure Forest Imperial Kingdom."
Prince Sheng took a deep breath and spoke in a clear voice. "Imperial Brother, could it be that my Prince Sheng’s Estate has to suffer this humiliation just like that?"
"Prince Sheng!" The Emperor’s face sank slightly when he saw Prince Sheng being overbearing, and even the way the he addressed Prince Sheng had changed. "I temporarily don’t know the whole story of this matter… But I understand that son of yours, and he always causes trouble!"
"Just drop this matter, there’s no need to say anything further… You can leave now!" As the Emperor finished speaking, his attitude was resolute.
"Yes, Imperial Brother." Presently, Prince Sheng was able to feel the Emperor’s firmness, and he took a deep breath before bidding his farewell and leaving.
The instant he turned around, Prince Sheng’s eyes flickered with extreme cold lights.
"Duan Ling Tian, you killed experts of my estate, humiliated my son, and humiliated my estate! I’ll surely make you die a graceless death! Imperial Brother is able to protect you for some time, but he can’t protect you forever!" Boundless killing intent was brewing in Prince Sheng’s heart.
"Perhaps it’s time to looks for the three great sect leaders of the Azure Forest Tri-Sect for a discussion… With me coordinating with them from within, it’ll surely be easy to kill Duan Ling Tian!" An insane thought emerged in Prince Sheng’s heart, and this thought was difficult to restrain any longer.
After he left the Imperial Palace, Prince Sheng left the Imperial City and headed north.
In the north, the former Snow Moon Sect was situated within a cluster of mountains that snowed all year long, and it was a world of ice and snow.
Today, an unexpected guest had arrived at this world of ice and snow.
"Sect Leader Xue!" A sonorous voice sounded out, and it shook the cluster of mountains to the point the white snow started shaking.
A figure soared into the sky.
It was a middle aged man wearing a silk headdress and holding a feathered fan.
"Prince Sheng?" The former Sect Leader of Snow Moon Sect, Xue Rui, who was currently one of the three great sect leaders of the Azure Forest Tri-Sect saw the unexpected guest before him and was slightly surprised.
Prince Sheng, Zhang Sheng, the younger brother of the Azure Forest Imperial Kingdom’s Emperor always had no relationship with him, and Prince Sheng coming to visit today was surprising to him.
"Sect Leader Xue, aren’t you going to invite me in?" Zhang Sheng asked.
"Prince Sheng, please come in." Xue Rui lightly smiled as he invited Zhang Sheng in.