Chapter 235: The Wager Begins!
Translator: KurazyTolanzuraytor Editor: Lucas
Duan Ling Tian held Li Fei's hand, and at this moment, he could clearly feel the fluctuation in Li Fei's mood.
"Don't worry, I'll surely take revenge for Grandpa." Duan Ling Tian gave Li Fei a gaze that said "don't worry."
"I believe you." Li Fei lightly nodded. She trusted this man without condition. Her Grandpa had died, and in the world, this man was her biggest reliance.
In the future, she would only live for this man.
"They're here!" Suddenly seeming to have noticed something, Duan Ling Tian's brows raised and he looked into the distance.
The dense crowd seemed as if they had discussed it earlier as they moved to open up a path.
"It's the Zhu Clan's Second Elder!"
"The Zhu Clan's Second Master has come!"
"The Zhu Clan's Patriarch, Grand Elder, and Third Elder have come as well....Oh my god, the Zhu Clan's higher-ups have practically all swarmed out!"
The crowd surged and was incomparably clamorous.
And on the path that the crowd opened up, a group of people approached in a formidable array.
Among these people, Duan Ling Tian only recognised Zhu Qi, the Zhu Clan's Second Master.
In next to no time, Duan Ling Tian and the Zhu Clan's group confronted each other in the emptied area.
Duan Ling Tian wasn't afraid in the slightest when faced with the group of existences at the Nascent Soul Stage and Origin Core Stage. His gaze was calm; it was as if he was looking at a group of ordinary people.
Moreover, while Duan Ling Tian sized up the group of Zhu Clan members, the Zhu Clan members were sizing him up as well.
Their first thought was surprise.
Such a young man would definitely not be above 20, but he had actually achieved such shocking achievements. It was truly shocking.
The Zhu Qi took a step forward and looked at Duan Ling Tian, then he said, in a deep voice, "Little Brother, my Zhu Clan's Second Elder has arrived. Now, can you release my son?"
"Which one is the Zhu Clan's Second Elder?" Duan Ling Tian's gaze flashed past the group of people behind Zhu Qi.
"I'm the Zhu Clan's Second Elder, Zhu Liang." An old man behind Zhu Qi took a step forward and stood shoulder to shoulder with Zhu Qi.
He looked at Duan Ling Tian with a gaze that had a sense of disdain mixed within. "Kid, when it's possible to let someone off, one should spare them...."
When it's possible to let someone off, one should spare them?
Duan Ling Tian couldn't help but burst out laughing when he heard what Zhu Liang said.
Right when Zhu Liang frowned, Duan Ling Tian's laughter stopped abruptly, and his cold and indifferent gaze descended onto Zhu Liang. "Zhu Clan's Second Elder, I won't waste time....Now, let's set a life wager agreement and decide the outcome in a single round. Whoever refines the grade eight spirit weapon with the lowest quality dies!"
"Do....You dare?" Duan Ling Tian looked at Zhu Liang and a smile appeared on the corners of his mouth.
"Hmph!" Zhu Liang's voice was cold like ice. "Why not? I'll agree to your life wager right now!"
If he didn't dare, he wouldn't have appeared here right now.
Duan Ling Tian nodded. "Good, straightforward enough! Xiong Quan, let him go."
As soon as Duan Ling Tian finished speaking, Xiong Quan tossed out Zhu Zhao, who was in his hand, directly at Zhu Qi as if he was throwing out trash.
Zhu Qi glanced angrily at Xiong Quan, then he extended his hand to catch his son.
"Father." Zhu Zhao had a face full of shame.
Zhu Qi grunted coldly. "Stand at the back, I'll deal with you when we get back."
At this moment, the surrounding crowd went silent, and everyone stared fixedly at the violet-clothed young man and green-clothed old man.
They held their breaths, as they knew that the most exciting moment was about to arrive!
Zhu Liang looked at Duan Ling Tian and said, with a calm voice that had a slight condescending tone mixed within, "You're the junior, so you can put forth the requirements....What weapon will we refine?"
Zhu Liang's current tone was like a senior teaching a junior a lesson.
The crowd surged with excitement.
"As expected of the Zhu Clan's Second Elder, the publically acknowledged number one grade eight weapons craftsman in our Swallow Mountain County. His bearing is extraordinary."
"Yeah, although this young man's natural talent in weapons refinement can be called monstrous, in terms of experience, it's surely impossible to compare to the Zhu Clan's Second Elder!"
"Him wagering his life by weapons refinement with the Zhu Clan's Second Elder is definitely courting death."
"A newborn calf isn't afraid of a tiger! Today, this weapons refining genius will probably die here."
No one within the surrounding crowd looked favorably upon Duan Ling Tian.
Duan Ling Tian was naturally able to hear the discussion of the crowd.
A trace of worry appeared on Li Fei's face, and her hand gripped Duan Ling Tian's hand slightly tighter....
"Don't worry." Duan Ling Tian nightly kneaded Li Fei's palm, and after he let go of her hand, he took a step forward and looked at Zhu Liang. "I don't mind, then let's refine a sword."
A trace of a smile appeared on the corners of Zhu Liang's mouth.
In his lifetime, the weapon he refined the most was the sword.
If it was refining a spirit sword, he was at least 90% confident that he would be able to refine a grade eight spirit sword that provided an amplification of 19%.
"Then let's begin." Zhu Liang's gaze focused, then he withdrew a pile of materials from his Spatial Ring with a wave of his hand and started refining the grade eight spirit sword.
Zhu Liang's technique was extremely complex and extremely practiced, causing the surrounding spectators to burst out with astonishment. "The Zhu Clan's Second Elders technique is too swift; this is a true weapons craftsman!"
In next to no time, the surrounding spectators looked at Duan Ling Tian, but they quickly noticed that Duan Ling Tian stood there on the spot, without the slightest intention to start refining.
"Could it be that he's giving up like that?"
"Isn't this deliberately courting death?"
Many people were speechless.
Time flew by and two hours quickly passed by.
The pile of materials on the Weapon Flame on Zhu Liang's hand had now completely merged together and shaped into the form of a sword.
According to this speed, he would surely complete the refinement of the grade eight spirit sword after an hour.
Duan Ling Tian still hadn't made a move.
In a restaurant near the place the life wager was being held, within two rooms that neighbored to each other, two pairs of eyes descended onto Duan Ling Tian.
"Could it be that this young man has given up?" Within one of the rooms, the Swallow Mountain County's County Governor, Pei Yuan, frowned and had a dumbfounded expression.
Within the other room, Su Mo watched this scene, and the corners of his mouth curled into a smile. "This kid looks to be very confident....I really never expected that besides being an alchemist, he was also a weapons craftsman!"
When Su Mo had just arrived in the room, he noticed that the young man that was intending to wager his life with the Zhu Clan's Second Elder was actually the former youth, Duan Ling Tian!
After he found out about this fact, his heart was filled with shock.
In next to no time, however, he came to an understanding. As far as he was concerned, Duan Ling Tian was a little freak, and any wonder appearing on Duan Ling Tian wasn't strange.
"I wonder how this Zhu Clan's Second Elder offended this little freak....I really want to see how he winds up the matter." The corners of Su Mo's mouth had a smile, as he had extremely high confidence towards Duan Ling Tian.
Although he knew as well that the Zhu Clan's Second Elder, Zhu Liang, could refine spirit weapons that provided a 19% amplification, when he thought about how Duan Ling Tian had refined that medicinal pill with a purity of over 90% that day, he was once again filled with confidence towards Duan Ling Tian.
Moreover, he knew that since Duan Ling Tian dared to so arrogantly wager his life with the Zhu Clan's Second Elder, he'd surely be confident!
Duan Ling Tian wasn't a rash person!
Within the pavilion atop the luxurious building right opposite the restaurant.
"Yu, why do you think he hasn't started refining?" A middle-aged man with an imposing appearance lightly smiled as he asked the beautiful woman beside him, with a voice that was gentle like water.
The beautiful woman's beautiful, watery eyes condensed strands of complicated lights as she gathered her sight onto the violet-clothed young man "Maybe he doesn't need that much time to refine a grade eight spirit weapon....Don't forget, he's Duan Ling Tian!"
"Yeah, he's Duan Ling Tian." The middle-aged man lightly nodded and spoke with a tone that had an emotional sigh mixed within. "When you mentioned him to me three years ago, I still slightly disagreed....Even to the extent that after he refused your good intentions, he still felt he didn't know what was good for him! Who would have known...."
The beautiful woman continued the discussion. "Who would have known that in a short three years' time, he would become renowned throughout the entire Crimson Sky Kingdom.... Now it seems that it's not only our Violet Tulip Trading Company, but even the Crimson Sky Kingdom can't hold him."
"Then let's witness him create a miracle once again." The middle-aged man lightly smiled as he nodded, and his gaze then descended onto the violet-clothed young man.
The group of Zhu Clan members couldn't help but reveal disdain on their faces when they saw that Duan Ling Tian still hadn't made a move.
"He actually hasn't started refining the grade eight spirit weapon. Could it be that he intends to admit defeat?" A Zhu Clan elder sneered.
"Probably not." The Zhu Clan's Patriarch, Zhu Rong, shook his head. "Since he initiated the life wager, it's impossible for him to admit defeat....I have this feeling... was it bad for us to have asked the Second Elder to agree to this life wager so hastily?" As he finished speaking, Zhu Rong frowned.
He didn't know why, but when he gazed at the violet-clothed young man with a carefree and unhurried expression, he didn't feel confident in his heart.
"Patriarch, could it be that you think he can defeat the Second Elder?" Another Zhu Clan elder shook his head with a face full of doubt.
"Uncle, don't worry, Second Elder is the publically acknowledged number one grade eight weapons craftsman in our Swallow Mountain County. In the Swallow Mountain County, a grade eight weapons craftsman that is capable of refining a spirit weapon that provides a 19% amplification has never been heard of." Zhu Zhao had recovered now, and he looked at Duan Ling Tian with an incomparably gloomy gaze. "This time, I want to see how he dies!"
Zhu Qi glanced at his son and then said indifferently, "Then I'm afraid you're going to be disappointed.... The clan has already made a decision. Even if this young man loses to the Second Elder, the Second Elder might not take his life."
"Why?" Zhu Zhao was stupefied and had an unwilling expression.
Zhu Rong added. "Zhao, the background of this young man ought to not be simple. For the sake of not bringing unnecessary trouble to the clan, we can only do this."
Zhu Zhao's face sank. "Uncle, what if he doesn't have any background?"
Zhu Rong's eyes squinted and had an awe-inspiring killing intent. "If we can confirm that he doesn't have any background, then he naturally won't be able to escape death once he loses! I and Second Elder have discussed it....After finishing the refinement, the Second Elder will try to find out about his background. If he really doesn't have any background, the Second Elder won't let him off."