Chapter 166: Huge Profit!
Translator: KurazyTolanzuraytor Editor: Lucas
Third Prince took a deep breath, then he glanced coldly and indifferently at the remaining young talents, and indifferently said, "Everyone, tonight's banquet will conclude now. Leave."
When the group of young men noticed the suppressed fury of the third prince, they respectfully replied before turning around and leaving.
Duan Ling Tian released Princess Bi Yao's hand after walking out of the building at the heart of the lake and laughed apologetically. "Princess, I'm sorry for the offense."
Princess Bi Yao's heart trembled. Even she didn't know why she actually felt a slight sense of loss in her heart when Duan Ling Tian released her hand.
"It's alright." Princess Bi Yao lightly shook her head, and her cheeks blushed.
The perfect couple of youth and young woman casually strolled slowly around the manmade lake....
"I apologize in my third brother's stead for today's matters.... Third Brother wasn't always like this; even I don't know why he would target you like that." Princess Bi Yao lightly sighed.
The corners of Duan Ling Tian's mouth curled at an angle, as even he didn't know why the third prince would target him in such a way.... How could he have known that the third prince was prone to suspicion? When the third prince witnessed how unfathomable Duan Ling Tian was and felt that he was unable to control Duan Ling Tian, the third prince unconsciously considered Duan Ling Tian a threat and wanted to get rid of him.
Sometimes, as a member of the imperial family, it was just such a simple reason for wanting to get rid of someone, and it didn't require any real reason.
Subsequently, the two of them didn't talk as they quietly strolled around the manmade lake.
"Ok, Princess, it's time I take my leave." Duan Ling Tian nodded with a smile to Princess Bi Yao. He had a favorable impressions of this kind-hearted young girl.
"OK." Princess Bi Yao lightly nodded before asking, "Will we meet again in the future?"
"There'll be a chance." Duan Ling Tian nodded before turning and leaving.
Princess Bi Yao heaved a sigh of relief before faintly sighing as she watched Duan Ling Tian's figure slowly disappear into the distance...
"Bi Yao, you can't like him." At some point, a figure appeared beside Princess Bi Yao.
"Third Brother, why?" Princess Bi Yao looked at Third Prince with a pair of eyes that had a trace of unwillingness within.
"He isn't suitable for you." Third Prince's answer was extremely simple.
"Not suitable?" A trace of bitterness appeared on the corners of Princess Bi Yao's mouth, and she shook her head and said, in a slightly chilly voice, "Thank you, Third Brother, for the great hospitality. I'll be returning to the imperial palace tomorrow morning. I hope Third Brother can make the preparations for me."
Third Prince frowned, as he noticed that this sister of his probably really had feelings for that youth.
"Uncle Hu, do it cleanly. I don't wish to have any remaining future troubles." Suddenly, Third Prince spoke as if he was talking to the air.
"Yes!" An old voice abruptly sounded, and at the same time, an aged figure that was concealed under the darkness of the night vanished.
After leaving the third prince's estate, Duan Ling Tian headed towards his own house.
"I never imagined that my charms were still so great...." The corners of Duan Ling Tian's mouth curled into a self-ridiculing smile.
He naturally noticed the feelings that Princess Bi Yao's gaze emitted when she looked at him, but he didn't have any other intentions towards Princess Bi Yao.
Maybe it was because of a prejudiced first impression due to Princess Bi Yao's complicated identity, or maybe it was because of the two girls at home.
"Let fate decide...." Duan Ling Tian shook his head and didn't think about it anymore.
After spending half an hour, Duan Ling Tian had already walked half the journey. He was currently using a shortcut and entered a deserted, small alley.
Suddenly, Duan Ling Tian noticed the two little pythons in his sleeve become slightly restless.
Instantly, Duan Ling Tian stopped his footsteps and put a vigilant expression on his face.
Just at this moment, his formidable Spiritual Force vaguely noticed that there seemed to be a pair of eyes staring at him from the shadows.
"Who?" Duan Ling Tian's expression couldn't help but turn grim.
"Not bad, a mere ninth level Core Formation martial artist is able to notice my presence.... Needless to say, you're extremely special." A hoarse voice sounded from the other side of the small alley, and under the moonlight, the old man appeared before Duan Ling Tian.
"It's you!" Duan Ling Tian's face went grim.
The old man that presently stood before him, wasn't he that old man that was standing behind Third Prince tonight?
"If I'm not wrong, there should be some secrets on you.... Even my Origin Energy condensed into sound was actually unable to injure you; it's truly strange." The old man slowly walked closed, and his eyes flickered brightly, emitting a strange gleam.
"Third Prince sent you?" Duan Ling Tian took a deep breath. Relying on Rebirth Martial Emperor's experience and his Spiritual Force, which was comparable to a Nascent Soul martial artist's, he could slightly discern the old man's cultivation level....
Although this old man was inferior to the Divine Might Marquis, Nie Yuan, he still was no easy opponent, as he was at least a seventh level Nascent Soul martial artist, and even might be at the eighth level of the Nascent Soul Stage!
The old man didn't answer Duan Ling Tian but instead continued to walk closer slowly.
"I want to know the reason." Duan Ling Tian's eyes flickered with a fierce gaze, and his tone was suppressed to an extremely low tone.
"The reason is... you showed off your ability too much and caused his highness to feel threatened! Besides that, you shouldn't have been disrespectful to the princess." The old man's voice sounded like it was coming from the pits of hell, and it emitted a bone-piercing coldness.
Showed off his ability too much?
Shouldn't have been disrespectful to the princess?
This could be a reason?
Duan Ling Tian's face sank. Did the third prince treat people's lives like grass?
Before this, although he knew that the third prince might not be fond of him, he never expected that the third prince would want his life.... A slight expression of rage appeared on Duan Ling Tian's face.
Subsequently, Duan Ling Tian's icy-cold gaze descended upon the old man as he said, in a cold voice, "I'll give you a chance. Retreat now... or else you will die for sure!"
Duan Ling Tian had two Bone Corrosion Inscriptions. These were powerful enough to annihilate Nascent Soul martial artists, but he wasn't willing to waste one here.
That would cost a few million silver!
Even if he were to only use one, it would still cause him a heartache for a long time, so he gave the old man a chance. If the old man wasn't sensible, then even if it caused him a heartache, for the sake of the safety of his life, he would still use the Bone Corrosion Inscription and annihilate the old man!
He could still earn more money once it was gone... but he wouldn't have anything if he lost his life!
"Shameless boasting! Let me see how you take my life." The old man sneered, as he obviously didn't take any heed of Duan Ling Tian's word. He only thought that Duan Ling Tian was intentionally mystifying himself to delay some time.
Abruptly, the old man moved with a speed like a bolt of lightning, and his hand attacked like a gust of wind, seeming to transform into a giant roc that flashed towards Duan Ling Tian!
Duan Ling Tian only felt an extremely formidable imposing manner sweep over, suppressing him to the point that he couldn't catch his breath and nearly suffocated. He could vaguely see 1,100 ancient mammoths silhouettes condensing into form above the old man!
"Eight level of the Nascent Soul Stage!" Duan Ling Tian's face sank.
The old man slapped out his palm from a distance, and his Origin Energy slowly condensed as a Palm Seal condensed into form....
"Humph! Since you want to court death, then I'll grant your wish!" Duan Ling Tian grunted coldly. His hand flashed over his waist, then his Violet Myrtle Flexible Sword whistled out...
At the instant the old man's Palm Seal condensed fully into form, Duan Ling Tian activated the Bone Corrosion inscription on his Violet Myrtle Flexible Sword as well!
Instantly, a strand of a grey-colored flowing light jumped about atop the blade of the Violet Myrtle Flexible Sword, and the flowing light was as swift as a bolt of lightning when it flashed out.
"No!" The old man's pupils constricted, and at the instant he reacted, the grey-colored flowing light had pierced into his body.
"Ah!" The old man's shrill and sad cry sounded, and even Duan Ling Tian couldn't help but feel a chill run down his spine as he heard it.... This Bone Corrosion Inscription was really too overbearing!
In the next moment, the old man's shrill cries stopped dead in their tracks. His body trembled and the Origin Energy within his entire body dissipated. Not only that, the old man's body seemed to abruptly turn into a pile of mud and instantly collapsed. The bones inside his body were completely corroded and had transformed into nothingness.
Even Duan Ling Tian, who had killed many people, still felt nauseous at this moment. It was the first time he had seen such a method of death! A death comparable to the bones of the entire body turning into ashes, and only the flesh and skin remained...
Duan Ling Tian was unwilling to take another glance, so he directly lit up some Pill Fire and burned the old man's corpse that was too horrible to look at to ashes.
In the end, Duan Ling Tian found the old man's Spatial Ring from within the pile of ashes, and only then did he leave.
On the way, Duan Ling Tian claimed ownership over the Spatial Ring.
"F**k!" When Duan Ling Tian saw the contents of the Spatial Ring, his face flushed red, and he couldn't stop himself from swearing.
Within the Spatial Ring was a pile of neatly arranged silver, and most of them were silver bills of the 10,000 denomination.... Duan Ling Tian roughly counted for a moment and came to the conclusion that the pile of silver within the Spatial Ring had a combined sum of at least 70 or 80 million!
"He couldn't have been the manager of the Third Prince's estate, right?" Duan Ling Tian's heart was filled with wild joy as he guessed.
"Third Prince, you've send such a generous gift to me this time." Duan Ling Tian's face was suffused with a smile. "Luckily, this old fellow wasn't scared off by me; otherwise, I would have brushed by this 70 or 80 million silver...." As he recalled what happened earlier, Duan Ling Tian had a slight lingering fear in his heart.
It could be imagined that if the old man knew of Duan Ling Tian's current thoughts, he wouldn't be able to rest in peace even on the road to hell.
"A Bone Corrosion Inscription would at most be worth over three million silver... today's deal was truly a huge profit!" Duan Ling Tian beamed on the way home.
Over three million silver in exchange for 70 or 80 million silver; the profit was so considerable that it would be nearly impossible to come by again!
"That Duan Ru Lei manages many businesses under the Duan Clan, so he probably has a shocking sum of wealth in his possession.... If he isn't sensible and comes looking for trouble with me, then don't blame me for being ruthless." A sneer appeared on the corners of Duan Ling Tian's mouth, and a trace of greed arose within his eyes.
Today's matter had undoubtedly allowed him to have a taste of the benefits....
"That Fifth Prince as well; his estate manager will certainly have quite a sum of money, right?" As he muttered to himself, Duan Ling Tian noticed that he had arrived at his house gate.
Because he had notified them beforehand, the three beauties in his house weren't that worried about Duan Ling Tian.... However, after Duan Ling Tian returned, the two girls still gathered together with faces full of curious expressions and asked him about what happened during tonight's banquet.
Duan Ling Tian naturally wouldn't tell them the truth; otherwise, they would start worrying again. Moreover, if he were to mention Princess Bi Yao, Little Fei would surely start getting jealous again....