Chapter 185: Crimson North's Five Tigers
Translator: KurazyTolanzuraytor Editor: Lucas
Duan Ling Tian only lightly smiled in reply to Tian Hu's question.
In the eyes of a bystander, his strength was indeed something only an Origin Core martial artist was able to exert... And on this topic this, he didn't explain any further.
After all, this was related to the cultivation method he cultivated, the Nine Dragons War Sovereign Technique.
That was his greatest secret. If it were to be leaked, he would surely encounter complete annihilation!
Duan Ling Tian currently had only cultivated the Nine Dragons War Sovereign Technique's second form, the Raging Python Form, and he could already feel how heaven-defying this cultivation method was.
He could imagine that if the Nine Dragon War Sovereign Technique were to be revealed to the public, even those true Void Stage powerhouses would probably have their interest aroused.
Before long, Duan Ling Tian and Tian Hu parted ways, directly heading towards their respective classrooms.
Within the classroom, the other 17 students had taken their seats, and only Duan Ling Tian was left.
"Teacher." Duan Ling Tian arrived at the classroom door and smiled apologetically to Sima Chang Feng.
Sima Chang Feng didn't say anything and he nodded. "Come in."
Only now did Duan Ling Tian enter the classroom and take his seat.
Xiao Xun sat behind Duan Ling Tian and moved his head closer as he asked, with a mischievous smile, "Duan Ling Tian, although you used to arrive late as well, you've never been late for class... Be truthful about it, did you do something bad last night and couldn't wake up this morning?"
Duan Ling Tian rolled his eyes at Xiao Xun as he angrily said, "Is that all you have in your brain?"
Before long, the entire morning passed.
At noon after class ended, Duan Ling Tian, Xiao Yu, and Xiao Xun walked towards the cafeteria, and everywhere they passed, many student seemed to be saluting them with their gazes....
Xiao Xun looked at Duan Ling Tian and Xiao Yu as he asked, "Is there something on our faces?"
"There's nothing on yours nor Duan Ling Tian's face. How about mine?" Xiao Yu felt it to be strange as well. Why were these people looking at them like this?
Xiao Xun glanced at Xiao Yu and said, in all seriousness, "There's nothing on yours either."
Among the three of them, perhaps only Duan Ling Tian was still able to maintain his composure, as he knew the reason....
"That's Duan Ling Tian, the grade 1 student that stepped into the Origin Core Stage at the mere age of 18!"
"F**k! It can't be?! A grade 1 student at the Origin Core Stage?!"
Just at this moment, two nearby students stopped to stand and look at Duan Ling Tian as they whispered in discussion.
Due to the nearby distance, their voices were heard by Xiao Yu and Xiao Xun, and the two of them finally reacted....
So it turned out that all those gazes of salute all this time were not because there was something on their faces; those people were all gazing at Duan Ling Tian!
"Duan Ling Tian... You broke through to the Origin Core Stage?" Xiao Xun and Xiao Yu had faces full of astonishment, and their eyes emitted a gleam of disbelief.
This was really too much!
Duan Ling Tian lightly smiled and maintained his silence.
"F**k! You can't have really broken through to the Origin Core Stage, right? Besides that, why do all these people know that you've broken through to the Origin Core Stage but we don't? Could it be that you came late to class this morning because you did something?" Xiao Xun swore as he asked a string of questions.
Even though Xiao Yu didn't speak, his eyes still stared fixedly at Duan Ling Tian.
"When you guys see Tian Hu in a while, ask him yourselves." Duan Ling Tian shrugged and was slightly helpless.
Within the cafeteria, Duan Ling Tian's group of three had only just sat when Tian Hu arrived.
Xiao Yu and Xiao Xun naturally were bound to ask him questions...And before long, under a narration with an assortment of voices and countenance of Tian Hu, Xiao Yu and Xiao Xun finally knew of the cause and effect of the entire matter.
Never had they imagined that Duan Ling Tian being late to class today was actually because of Xu Qing.
Xu Qing, they naturally knew who that was. A grade 2 student of Paladin Academy, and the publically acknowledged number one genius within Paladin Academy before Duan Ling Tian's appearance.
"Duan Ling Tian, not only did you take away the title of number one genius from that Xu Qing, but you even made him suffer a crushing defeat in public. He's bound to be inferior to you at every corner within Paladin Academy in the future." Xiao Xun shook his head. He was slightly shocked within his heart, as he'd never imagined that this Duan Ling Tian was formidable before he was able to destroy Xu Qing.
Of course, he was even more shocked about Duan Ling Tian's cultivation...
Stepping into the Origin Core Stage at the mere age of 18!
Just thinking about it caused his scalp to go numb.
Duan Ling Tian shook his head and smiled indifferently. "I gave him a chance at that time, and it was he who was overbearing."
"Serves him right." Tian Hu had a face full of pleasure due to Xu Qing's misfortune.
Xiao Yu gazed at Duan Ling Tian with a complicated gaze, and unknowingly, a trace of a bitter smile appeared on the corners of his mouth.
Presently, he was only a step away from the seventh level of the Core Formation Stage, but Duan Ling Tian had already stepped into the Origin Core Stage.... Although he'd long since had no intention of comparing himself to Duan Ling Tian, he still felt slightly upset in his heart.
"Right." Suddenly, Tian Hu seemed to have thought of something as he looked at Duan Ling Tian with a slightly serious expression. "Duan Ling Tian, I heard that Xu Qing's background isn't simple; he is the Myriad Link County's County Governor's son."
"County Governor's son?" Duan Ling Tian's brows knitted, and as he recalled the scene from this morning, he came to a sudden understanding.
This morning, there was originally no sword within Xu Qing's hand, but later he obviously withdrew it from a Spatial Ring... At that time, Duan Ling Tian was still slightly surprised that Xu Qing actually had a Spatial Ring. Moreover, that sword of his was a grade seven spirit weapon.
Now that he knew of Xu Qing's identity, he finally understood.
The County Governor's son? Duan Ling Tian's eyes narrowed....
There were only a total of 18 counties within the Crimson Sky Kingdom.
Moreover, he first severed the arm of the Swallow Mountain County's County Governor's son, Pei San.
Following which, he beat the daughter of the Fair Sun County's County Governor into a 'pig's head' twice in succession.
Now he had offended the Myriad Link County's County Governor's son, Xu Qing.
Within the 18 counties, he had already directly or indirectly offended three of them.
Under the slightly worried gazes of Xiao Yu and the others, Duan Ling Tian smiled indifferently. "What're you all doing? Don't forget that I've already offended a County Governor since a long time ago; the Fair Sun County's County Governor's daughter, Tong Li, hates me to her bones. Moreover, she's even the cousin of the Fifth Prince! Compared to that, this Xu Qing doesn't amount to much." Only now did Xiao Yu and the others recall that this fellow was one that stirred up a lot of trouble, and they all laughed bitterly.
"In fact, it's really nothing; that Xu Qing was overbearing himself, and you only defeated him but didn't injure him. The Myriad Link County's County Governor probably wouldn't be so petty." Xiao Xun lightly smiled as he spoke and eased up the atmosphere at their table.
Xiao Yu and Tian Hu nodded in agreement.
As for Duan Ling Tian, he paid no attention to it...
Myriad Link County?
He wasn't even afraid of nobles like the Third Prince and the Fifth Prince; how could he be afraid of a puny County Governor!?
At this moment, the entire cafeteria was practically filled with discussion about Duan Ling Tian revealing a cultivation at the Origin Core Stage and defeating Xu Qing....
Duan Ling Tian once again became the focus of public attention.
Duan Ling Tian frowned, as he didn't like the feeling of being gazed at as if he were a monkey at the zoo, and he casually ate some food before leaving the cafeteria and heading to the large tree on the side of the Martial Arts Practice Grounds to cultivate.
On the cafeteria pavilion.
A grey-clothed old man currently had a face full of astonishment. "That kid actually broke through to the Origin Core Stage?"
At dusk, at the gate of Paladin Academy, Duan Ling Tian parted ways with Xiao Yu and Xiao Xun.
After exiting the gate, he noticed that there were people watching him, and among those people, two were his men, Zhao Gang and Zhang Qian.
The other five people were unfamiliar.
However, the strength of these people weren't even at the Nascent Soul Stage....
A cold smile appeared on the corners of Duan Ling Tian's mouth as he walked swiftly towards a remote alley.
There had been quite a few people who had lost their lives in succession within this alley, and without exception, all these people wanted to kill Duan Ling Tian.
Duan Ling Tian had only just entered the alley when he felt cold gusts of wind come from behind him....
In the blink of an eye, five middle-aged men had surrounded him.
Duan Ling Tian noticed that the current five people looked at him with gazes that vaguely contained a trace of greed, and they were obviously seeking something.
"Looks like these people were requested by someone to do this and are only taking money to do a job," Duan Ling Tian thought inwardly.
"You all are doing this job for money, right? I'll give you double the price of what that person gave you." Duan Ling Tian looked at the man in the lead of the five people. This was a man with a scar on his face, he had a vicious expression, and with a glance, anyone would know that he wasn't a good person.
Including the man with the scar, all five of them couldn't help but be stunned when they heard what Duan Ling Tian said.
"Kid, the streets has its own rules... Since we Crimson North's Five Tigers have accepted the money and have concluded this deal, even if you pay 10 times the amount, it's still of no use!" The man with a scar grunted coldly, and as he finished speaking, his words took a turn. "Of course, although you can't escape death, if you want to buy the life of that person who sent us, as long as you pay us now, we guarantee to take care of that person after your death!"
Duan Ling Tian couldn't help but be stunned after he heard what the man with a scar said. "Even that is possible?"
"Of course. We take money to do a job; we recognize money, not people." The man with a scar spoke as if it was natural and right.
"Then how much money must I pay for you to kill that person?" Duan Ling Tian's eyes narrowed and he held a smile within the corners of his mouth.
The man with a scar didn't hesitate at all as he directly said, "100,000 silver."
"100,000 silver?" Duan Ling Tian brows knitted. "Then how much did he use to buy my life?"
"You're a student of Paladin Academy, so your life is more expensive. 200,000 silver," the man with a scar said.
"200,000 silver?" Duan Ling Tian was stunned for a moment before letting loose to a torrent of abuse under the dumbstruck gazes of the man with a scar and the four other men. "F**k! This Young Master's life is only worth 200,000 silver?"
"200,000 silver is already a lot...." one of the men within the scarred man's group mumbled.
"200,000 silver is a lot?" Duan Ling Tian sneered and raised his hand. A stack of silver bills appeared on his hand, and they all were of the 10,000 denomination. "Now, there's 1,000,000 silver in this Young Master's hand... As long as you can kill this Young Master, this Young Master will give it all to you. How about it?"
The scarred man's group of five were all dumbstruck when they heard what Duan Ling Tian said.
They'd done many business deals, but it was the first time they'd encountered such circumstances....
"You... You're speaking the truth?" The scarred man fiercely gulped down a mouthful of saliva and had a face full of disbelief. "You better not fool me, Wang Da Hu, or else you'll have to suffer. The name of Wang Da Hu is well known in the streets...."
"How well known?" Right at this moment, a chilly voice sounded from behind him.