Chapter 129: Sky High Compensation
Translator: KurazyTolanzuraytor Editor: Lucas
The surrounding crowd was deathly silent as they watched the violet-clothed youth grab the hands of the two girls and slowly fade into the distance.
That violet-clothed youth was too terrifying!
Actually directly crippling the Tian Clan's Young Master's little bro... This Tian Guang was the only son of the Tian Clan's Patriarch!
They could imagine how the Tian Clan was bound to be in chaos tonight.
Duan Ling Tian, however, didn't give it any thought. He patiently accompanied Li Fei and Ke Er on a few rounds around the night market before returning to the inn.
"Scoundrel, do you think that snake would bring other people to make trouble for us?" Li Fei looked at Duan Ling Tian and blinked her eyes as she gave him a spurious smile.
"Snake? He seems like a worm to me." Duan Ling Tian shook his head and pain no attention to the matter. It was only a clan from a small town, and thus probably wouldn't even have an Origin Core martial artist. As long as they didn't come provoke him, he would let the matter rest, or else... Instantly, Duan Ling Tian's eyes flickered with a piercing cold light.
"I'll pass the veil over to Madam." While they strolled around the night market, Ke Er didn't forget to buy a veil for Li Rou.
Li Fei looked at Ke Er's silhouette and said, with slight jealousy, "Little Sister Ke Er is really considerate of others. No wonder aunt Rou dotes on her so much; even I feel slightly envious..."
"I, however, think my mother dotes on you equally, and she has long since taken you as her daughter-in-law." Duan Ling Tian extended his hand to wrap around Li Fei's slim waist, and his mouth came close to her ears as he quietly said while breathing heavily, "Little Fei, it's been so long since I ate you..."
"Scoundrel!" Li Fei blushed a bright red before struggling free of Duan Ling Tian and fleeing into her room.
Duan Ling Tian shook his head and laughed. He didn't think that this girl couldn't even stand a little teasing. After Ke Er returned, Duan Ling Tian embraced the two girls and was about to head to sleep.
Knock knock. Just at this moment, the sounds of door knocking echoed out, which was followed by the voice of the inn's attendant. "Guest, the Tian Clan's Patriarch and two elders have arrived and they requested a meeting with you."
"Tian Clan?" Duan Ling Tian's brows slightly raised. He let go of the two girls, got off the bed, and put on his clothes before heading out.
"You two head to sleep first." Duan Ling Tian said to Ke Er and Li Fei with a voice filled gentleness before he left.
"Xiong Quan!" After leaving the room, Duan Ling Tian was just about to knock on the door of the room beside his when the room door opened with a 'crack' and Xiong Quan walked out in large strides. "My liege, continue your rest. I'll go deal with them."
Xiong Quan's tone was filled with killing intent.
"You don't have to attack so impatiently. I want to see what they want to do..." Duan Ling Tian shook his head as a mischievous smile appeared in his eyes.
Duan Ling Tian met with the Tian Clan's Patriarch while being escorted by Xiong Quan. The Patriarch was a middle-aged man around the age of fifty, and beside him were two elderly men. At this moment, the two old men looked at Duan Ling Tian with faces filled with terror.
"You're that Tian Clan or whatever's Patriarch?" Duan Ling Tian lazily gazed at the middle-aged man as he yawned. "Just say whatever you want to say. This Young Master has to wake up early tomorrow and doesn't have much time to waste with you..."
"You!" The expression of the Tian Clan Patriarch, which was already incomparably gloomy, distorted greatly when he saw Duan Ling Tian's attitude.
"Patriarch." The grey-robed old man among the two stopped the Tian Clan Patriarch from turning hostile.
The Tian Clan Patriarch took a deep breath and suppressed the rage in his heart. Only now did he recall that the youth's background would probably not be so simple.... And if it wasn't for this, why would he have to swallow the insult and humiliation?!
Tian Guang was his only son, and now that his little bro was crippled, it would also mean it was the end of his bloodline. The rage in his heart was unsurpassable!
"What's your background? And why did you attack so viciously?!" The other green-robed old man looked at Duan Ling Tian with a burning gaze, as if wanting to see something from Duan Ling Tian's face.
"Attacked viciously?" Duan Ling Tian started laughing. "Old man, it's easy for you to say that. If it was your wife that was teased in public, I wonder how you would react. I didn't kill him, and that can be considered showing mercy. Based on the way I normally do things, even if he had ten lives, that wouldn't be enough for me to kill."
What Duan Ling Tian said was indeed the truth. If it was the him from his previous lifetime, it wouldn't even be enough if that Tian Guang died tens of times.
"What high-sounding sentiments! I'm really curious, what's your true background? Which clan are you from?" the Tian Clan Patriarch asked in a low voice.
As long as the youth before him wasn't a member of any County City or Imperial City clans, even if he had to take a risk, he would still kill him here and now, as he wanted to vent the hatred within his heart and take revenge for his son.... And on this matter, he had gotten the acknowledgment of the two elders beside him before coming here.
At that time, they would attack together and annihilate all possible dangers!
"Tian Clan Patriarch, you really think highly of me. I'm just a nameless junior, not even worthy of being mentioned," Duan Ling Tian indifferently said.
Hearing what he said, the expression of the Tian Clan's group of three sank.
The more Duan Ling Tian spoke in this way, the more they felt that Duan Ling Tian was mysterious, so they didn't dare to act rashly...
"What, you dare to cripple my son but don't even have the guts to proclaim your background?" the Tian Clan Patriarch asked in a deep voice as he desired to use provocation to force Duan Ling Tian into revealing his background.
Unfortunately, however, how could Duan Ling Tian fall for these little tricks of his? "Tian Clan Patriarch, I know what you're thinking of... Today I'll put down these words: I'm only a nameless junior, and I don't have any background behind me. So you don't have to be considerate about a lot of things; do whatever you feel like doing." Duan Ling Tian's words caused the Tian Clan Patriarch to turn angry out of embarrassment, and the two old men besides him felt even more afraid...
Disregarding everything else, just this composure sufficiently showed that this youth wasn't simple.
"Then I really want to see how capable this nameless junior is!" The Tian Clan's Patriarch face sank as the Origin Energy he had accumulated since the beginning exploded forth. In the blink of the eye, his body flashed, and he pounced towards Duan Ling Tian like a roc that had spread it wings, approaching in full fury.
Above him, 10 ancient mammoth silhouettes condensed into form...Seventh level of the Core Formation Stage!
"Patriarch!" The expressions of the two Tian Clan old men turned grim. Never had they imagined that the Patriarch would be so rash. Although they wanted to stop him, it was already too late.
They noticed that the violet-clothed youth had a warm smile on his face since the beginning. He stood there unfazed, as if paying no attention to the Tian Clan Patriarch's attack.
In next to no time, they obtained their answer...
"Hmph! A mere seventh level Core Formation weakling dares to be presumptuous in front of my liege!" Xiong Quan seemed to have abruptly disappeared from where he stood, and when he appeared once more, he was already before Duan Ling Tian.
The Tian Clan's Patriarch's face went gloomy!
"Wasn't the man who wore a mask a wagon driver? How could he have such terrifying speed!?"
He wasn't even able to catch a fraction of Xiong Quan's speed... and he was perfectly clear in his heart as to what this meant.
Xiong Quan swung his fist out without using any martial skill. The simple punch brought along an incomparably violent energy as it blasted onto the Tian Clan Patriarch's chest, and the terrifying Origin Energy within exploded forth, blasting the Tian Clan Patriarch away.
Instantly, more than 20 ancient mammoth silhouettes appeared above Xiong Quan...
The Tian Clan Patriarch fell to the ground with a crash. His chest had completely sunken. He spat out a few mouthfuls of blood and struggled for a moment before completely losing all signs of life. Dead!
"Origin... Origin Core Stage!" The two old men's expressions went grim.
Even though their Patriarch was just killed by another right before their very eyes, they didn't dare to make any rash movements, as their cultivations were only at the eighth level of the Core Formation Stage. If an Origin Core martial artist wanted to kill them, it would be as simple as cutting off grass.
The two old men took deep breaths as they glanced at each other before shifting their gazes onto Duan Ling Tian simultaneously.
"Young Master, everything that happened was because of the Patriarch and his son. Please forgive us."
"Yes, Young Master, you're a great man, and I'm sure you will forgive these lowly ones." The two old men bowed and apologized with perturbed expressions.
The inn manager and attendant that stood nearby were both completely stunned when they saw this scene. As a member of Raining Valley Town, they naturally knew who these two old men were; they were the two strongest elders in the entire Tian Clan.
Normally, these two old men were like local tyrants that commanded the wind and rain in Raining Valley Town. But now they were acting like grandsons in front of this violet-clothed youth.
"I wasn't planning on pursuing the matter any further if you didn't come look for me tonight, but unfortunately...." Duan Ling Tian eyes narrowed as he looked at the two old men with a calm expression.
The expressions of the two old men went grim. "Young Master, please show mercy and let our Tian Clan off; our Tian Clan is willing to pay a price as compensation..."
A Origin Core martial artist would be able to annihilate the Tian Clan with ease; this was something they did not doubt one bit.
"Compensation?" Duan Ling Tian's eyes shone, and his originally cold expression revealed a brilliant grin. "Why didn't you elders say that earlier? Under the circumstances, I won't be courteous then. I want 1,000,000 silver. How about it? I presume such a small amount wouldn't be a problem for your Tian Clan."
The two old men were completely stunned. This youth...what high-sounding sentiments!
They originally expected that spending 200 to 300 thousand would allow them to buy peace, but they never thought that the violet-clothed youth would actually ask for 1,000,000 right off the bat. The Tian Clan was only a small clan within a small town, and thus it was far from being able to compare itself in terms of resources to the clans of those large cities. Although the Tian Clan was able to produce 1,000,000 silver now, this would cause great damage to their financial status...
They were just about to open their mouths and beg for leniency when...
"Xiong Quan, accompany these two elders. Hmm, return once you get the silver, but don't stir up any trouble." Duan Ling Tian beat them to the punch by issuing an order to Xiong Quan first.
After he finished speaking, Duan Ling Tian yawned before waving his hand in dismissal at the two old men...
"I'm returning to sleep. Thank you, Tian Clan, for your generous gift." Duan Ling Tian left after he finished speaking.
The two Tian Clan elders glanced at each other with helpless and bitter expressions. It would look like they wouldn't be able to save those 1,000,000 silver. Now they wished for nothing more than to squeeze Tian Guang to death!
If it wasn't for that kid, the Tian Clan wouldn't have to lose 1,000,000 silver for no reason.
They secretly determined in their hearts out of rage that once this matter is over, they would surely severely punish Tian Guang as a warning towards the others so as to avoid another similar incident from happening in the Tian Clan...
"Let's go." Xiong Quan's cold and indifferent gaze descended upon the two old men, causing them to shiver as they respectfully led the way.
"Oh my god... What sort of great figure has come to our inn." The inn manager fiercely swallowed a mouthful of saliva. He had decided in his heart that when the violet-clothed youth came to check out tomorrow, he would return all the room fees to him.