Chapter 173: The Vice Dean's Rage
Translator: KurazyTolanzuraytor Editor: Lucas
"They've drank the wine Su Li poured...." The eyes of the two young men abruptly shone.
Just at this moment, they saw the wine cup within Su Li's hand slip and fall to the ground before shattering.
"Su Li, this fellow, why're you so careless?" Tian Hu shook his head with a smile.
"Hmm?" Right at this moment, Duan Ling Tian's face went grim, as his formidable Spiritual Force vaguely felt a trace of danger.
Xiao Yu, who was sitting opposite of Duan Ling Tian, seemed to have seen something. His pupils constricted and his face went grim as he shouted explosively, "Duan Ling Tian, be careful!"
Two three-foot-long blades that glimmered with a cold light originated from the hands of two unfamiliar young men. They whistled out, flashing straight towards Duan Ling Tian.
Fierce sword lights brought about piercing whistling sounds in the air as they flashed towards Duan Ling Tian's back....
Above the two young men, 12 ancient mammoth silhouettes condensed into form!
Two ninth stage Core Formation martial artists!
"Presumptuous!" Right at this moment, an aged voice that contained rampaging rage echoed out from the cafeteria's pavilion... A surge of wind could be vaguely noticed on the stairs leading down from the pavilion.
An aged figure flashed down swiftly, but unfortunately, it was obvious that he wouldn't make it.
The swords in the hands of the two young men had already arrived before Duan Ling Tian and looked like they were about to pierce through Duan Ling Tian's back and come out the other side....
The faces of Xiao Yu, Xiao Xun, and Tian Hu all went grim, but their cultivations were far from the two people who had abruptly attacked to kill Duan Ling Tian, so they were utterly incapable of helping Duan Ling Tian in time.
When they had only just stood up, the swords of the two young men had already reached Duan Ling Tian's back.
In the nick of time, Duan Ling Tian made his move!
Origin Energy exploded out from beneath his feet, and 12 ancient mammoth silhouettes abruptly condensed into form above him.
Spirit Serpent Movement Technique!
Duan Ling Tian's body moved at an extremely tricky angle, barely dodging the two swords that flashed over swiftly. Not only that, his leg trembled and his entire body seemed to transform into a spirit serpent, and he stuck closely to the two young men that attacked him as he flashed behind them.
"You're courting death!" Duan Ling Tian's gaze went cold. He raised his hand and a violet sword light flashed out.
15 ancient mammoth silhouettes condensed into form above Duan Ling Tian!
Sword Drawing Arts!
Merely a single sword strike brought about two strands of dazzling fresh blood, and the two young men that approached in full fury flew out with their eyes wide open as they fiercely collided with the wall.
In the short moment before death, their gazes didn't look at Duan Ling Tian but instead descended upon Su Li.
"You...." After one of the young men took his last breath, the other young man struggled to raise his hand. He wanted to point at Su Li with a face full of fury.... But unfortunately, his hand hadn't even been raised when he took his last breath. Dead!
Before they died, the two young men only had one last thought within their minds:
They'd been cheated!
Cheated by Su Li!
This Su Li, not only did he not drug them...But he even shattered the wine cup and gave them the secret signal, causing them to think that Su Li had already succeed, and thus they impatiently wanted to kill Duan Ling Tian.
As far as they were concerned, Duan Ling Tian was drugged and unable to utilize his Origin Energy. Wasn't killing Duan Ling Tian an easy job for them?
But who would have known that Duan Ling Tian wasn't drugged at all!?
Duan Ling Tian's gaze descended onto the two corpses on the ground, and his faze was extremely unsightly....
These two people were obviously higher grade students of Paladin Academy.
Who the heck had sent them to kill him?
As a student of Paladin Academy, if you dare kill someone within the academy, it was akin to giving up your future, because Paladin Academy would expel you!
People the Third Prince sent?
Or was it the Fifth Prince?
Or maybe it's the Duan Clan's second master, Duan Ru Lei, and also that Su Clan....
"Vice Dean!" Meanwhile, under the respectful greetings of the crowd of students, the grey-robed old man that flashed down from the cafeteria pavilion earlier had already walked over.
The old man's expression was extremely unsightly.
There were actually students that dared to strike a killing blow towards another student within Paladin Academy! Luckily, the person that was attacked was fine; otherwise, Paladin Academy would suffer a huge loss of face!
"Vice Dean." Duan Ling Tian greeted the old man, and his expression slightly eased up a little bit.
"The academy will give you an explanation regarding this matter." The old man had a serious expression as he slowly spoke.
Duan Ling Tian slowly nodded as streams of light flashed within his head. What he wanted to know the most right now was who the heck sent these two people!
Subsequently, the old man walked over to the two corpses and flipped through their student badges, then his face sank. "They're grade 4 students... does anyone recognize them?"
Followed by the old man's words, the crowd of people move to surround them before starting to point fingers.
"Eh, isn't this our class' Su Ping and Su Zhi?"
"It really is them. They seemed to be members of the Su Clan, right? But why would they want to kill Duan Ling Tian?"
"Two madmen! Actually daring to strike a killing blow within the academy."
In next to no time, there were people who recognized the two young men that were killed by Duan Ling Tian.
"Su Clan?" Duan Ling Tian's gaze focused as an awe-inspiring killing intent arose within him.
However, he was slightly curious.
Why would the Su Clan only send two ninth level Core Formation martial artists to kill him?
This was almost no different from suicide.
No matter what, boundless rage still rose within his heart... He'd taken note of this debt!
"The Su Clan?" The old man's face sank when he heard the discussion of the group of students. "Good... What a good Su Clan!"
He had received reports of the conflict between Duan Ling Tian and the Su Clan from the two academy teachers yesterday, and thus he didn't feel this to be unexpected.
However, the fact that members of the Su Clan had actually dared to strike a killing blow within the academy had undoubtedly touched his bottom-line!
"This time the Vice Dean is really angry."
"The Su Clan is probably going to have a hard time."
The hearts of some of the youths that were spectating trembled, as they vaguely guessed.
"Duan Ling Tian, are you alright?" Meanwhile, Xiao Yu and the others arrived beside Duan Ling Tian with faces full of concern.
"I'm fine." Duan Ling Tian shook his head. "It's only two ninth level Core Formation martial artists. They're not enough to kill me...."
Not to mention only two ninth level Core Formation martial artists, as long as the martial artists that surprise attacked him weren't of the seventh level Nascent Soul Stage or above, they would undoubtedly die!
Earlier, if it wasn't for him suppressing the two little pythons that were concealed within his sleeve and preventing them from attacking, those two Su Clan members wouldn't even have the opportunity to get close to him.
The two little pythons were his trump card; if it wasn't necessary, he wouldn't easily reveal their existence.
"Are there any Su Clan members amongst you?" The old man's gaze swept past the spectating crowd.
Instantly, a small amount of people's faces went pale, but they still summoned up some courage and stood out.
"All of you, bring along the corpses of your clan members and follow me to the Su Clan!" The old man walked forward in large strides and left the cafeteria. His tone contained strands of suppressed rage mixed within.
Duan Ling Tian's group sat down and continued their meal.
What happened earlier was just a farce to them...
When they were nearly finished eating, Duan Ling Tian noticed that Su Li seemed to be hesitating to speak. He couldn't help but laugh and say, "Su Li, if you have something to say, then be frank about it; we aren't outsiders."
Xiao Yu, Xiao Xun, and Tian Hu also noticed that something was wrong with Su Li.
"I want to borrow 1,000,000 silver from you guys." Su Li eventually spoke and went silent after he finished.
Tian Hu's eyes went wide open the moment Su Li spoke.
Only Duan Ling Tian, Xiao Xun, and Xiao Yu didn't have any huge reaction and were only slightly surprised about why Su Li would suddenly wanted so much money.
However, they didn't ask.
"I have 200,000 silver on me." Xiao Yu was the first to speak.
"I have 300,000 silver... Su Li, if you aren't in a rush, I'll go gather the money when I return home tonight and give it to you tomorrow," Xiao Xun said.
Duan Ling Tian didn't speak as he extended his hand into his pocket. He then raised his hand and slapped a stack of silver bills before Su Li.
Precisely 1,000,000 silver!
"F**k! Duan Ling Tian, you're so rich." Tian Hu fiercely swallowed a mouthful of saliva and glanced at Duan Ling Tian with an astonished gaze.
Xiao Yu's and Xiao Xun's gazes descended upon Duan Ling Tian. They were able to produce 1,000,000 silver as well, but they wouldn't keep so much money on hand all the time...
"Duan Ling Tian, where'd you get so much money from?" Xiao Yu had a face full of amazement. He was the grandson of the Xiao Clan's Supreme Elder, so it wasn't strange if he produced a few million silver casually.
But Duan Ling Tian was only a branch family disciple of the Li Clan, and he was even a disciple with another surname.
"The Patriarch gave me 2,000,000 silver when I left Aurora City," Duan Ling Tian casually said.
"Looks like that Li Clan's Patriarch looks at your future extremely favorably; otherwise, he wouldn't have put down such a large investment." Xiao Yu shook his head with a smile. "However, he's made the right bet."
He was confident that with Duan Ling Tian's strength and natural talent, the Li Clan's investment would surely bring about huge returns.
"Thank you." Su Li glanced at Duan Ling Tian gratefully before putting away the silver.
"We're all friends; what're you being so courteous for?" Duan Ling Tian made nothing of it, as the current him possessed a vast sum of a few tens of millions worth of silver. A mere 1,000,000 silver was something he didn't really mind anymore.
He didn't plan on asking Su Li to return the money. As a friend, was far more important than money to him.
He,however, didn't notice that a strand of a strange light flickered deep within Su Li's eyes....
The Su Clan Estate.
Within a vast courtyard, a young man with a ghastly pale expression sat at a side with eyes that contained crimson color within.
"Grandfather, do you really have a way to make that Duan Ling Tian die?" The young man took a deep breath. Extreme hatred was mixed within his voice.
This young man was precisely Su Tong, who had his Dantian crippled by Duan Ling Tian.
The original number one genius of the younger generation of the Su Clan, an existence at the third level of the Origin Core Stage, had now become a cripple, and his entire strength merely remained at the ninth level of the Body Tempering Stage.
"Tong, don't worry. That Duan Ling Tian will certainly die by tomorrow!" The Su Clan's Grand Elder Su Nan, who stood at the side, spoke slowly with a voice filled with confidence.
"Grand Elder, are you sure that Duan Ling Tian will certainly die?" Right at this moment, a cold and indifferent voice sounded from outside the courtyard, and within the voice was a vague trace of fury mixed within.
"Patriarch!" Su Nan hurriedly bowed when he saw the person who had arrived, and Su Tong, who was at the side, followed suit and bowed as well.