Chapter 31: Killing You Only Requires One Sword Strike!
Translator: / KurazyTolanzuraytor Editor: Lucas
"Duan Ling Tian is actually not using a sword!"
When Li Nan Feng, Grand Elder Li Huo, and all the other Li family members looked at the empty-handed Duan Ling Tian facing up against Fang Qiang, they were all struck dumb.
Is this kid mad?
The reason Duan Ling Tian was able to kill a sixth level Body Tempering Fang Quan when he was only at the fourth level of the Body Tempering stage was because of his sword. He had killed him with a swift sword strike!
In their opinion, if Duan Ling Tian didn't have a sword, it would be impossible for him to be a match against Fang Quan.
Although Duan Ling Tian reaching the seventh level of the Body Tempering stage was a shocking feat, he was now facing a first level Core Formation martial artist empty-handed.
Everyone felt a bit of dread.
The surrounding spectators were equally dumbstruck. "Duan Ling Tian is going to fight Fang Qiang bare-handed? Has he gone mad?"
"Maybe he knows that regardless of whether he has a sword in his hand, he will not be a match for Fang Qiang, so he gave up any resistance altogether..."
"Duan Ling Tian, catch my sword!"
Just at this moment, Chen Mei Er raised her hand and tossed her Fine Steel Sword over to Duan Ling Tian.
Since the day she saw Duan Ling Tian's elegant demeanor when he drew his sword, she became attracted to swords. Ever since then, her sword had never left her.
She never expected that she would be able to help Duan Ling Tian today.
But just when she was expecting Duan Ling Tian to catch it and thank her, he did something that exceeded her expectations. He actually raised his hand and tossed the sword back to her.
The sword tumbled in front of her.
Chen Mei Er's face turned slightly green and she stomped her feet in a graceful manner. She was so angry that she could not speak.
"This Duan Ling Tian is really mad! Miss Chen actually kindly passed her sword over, but he rejected it. Does he really think he can contend with Fang Qiang without a sword?"
At this moment, the people on the scene, besides the Fang family members, who had cold smiles on their faces, and Li Rou and Ke Er, who looked like they had thought of something, were struck dumb.
They were unable to understand Duan Ling Tian's actions.
"What is this kid trying to do?"
Li Huo's expression was ugly. The appearance of the Fang family's Grand Elder destroyed his earlier plans.
With that geezer here, even if Duan Ling Tian were to face danger, it would be extremely difficult for him to save Duan Ling Tian.
As for the remaining Li family members, each one of them was being watched by a member of the Fang family, and they were unable to extricate themselves.
The Fang family had obviously come prepared!
They wanted Fang Qiang to kill Duan Ling Tian as a show of force...
Even Li Huo couldn't help but burn with anxiety.
If he knew that Duan Ling Tian would be so overconfident that he wouldn't even use his sword today, he would have surely put Duan Ling Tian under house arrest yesterday, disallowing him from appearing here.
But it was all too late now!
The little fatty stood at the edge of the surrounding crowd. His chubby face lowered and his small eyes filled up with worry.
"Duan Ling Tian, looks like you understand that whether you have a sword or not, you will surely be killed by me today. Since you know your own limitations, I'll give you a fast death."
Fang Qiang had a mocking expression on his face. The Origin Energy that he had accumulated for some time suffused on his palms. He was ready to attack at any time.
"Anyone can talk big. If you want to kill me, it depends on whether you have the capability."
Duan Ling Tian smiled coldly.
"Stop trying to be mystifying and die!"
Fang Qiang's gaze turned cold. After letting out the Origin Energy in his legs, he flew out like an arrow leaving a bowstring.
The Origin Energy in his palms seemed as if it were pushing the clouds forward as it flew towards Duan Ling Tian...
High grade yellow ranked martial skill, Flowing Clouds Palm!
Instantly, the two balls of white mist above Fang Qiangs head finally developed into two clear ancient mammoth silhouettes.
At this instant, the hearts of everyone present jumped to their throats.
The hand Li Rou grasped her sword sheath with tightened; she was prepared to kill the Fang family elder blocking her path at any moment in order to save her son.
Seeing Fang Qiang violently approaching, Duan Ling Tian was unexpectedly dazed.
He noticed that something was wrong...
"So that's how it is."
The corners of Duan Ling Tian's mouth abruptly curled into a sneer, seeming as if he thought of something.
When Fang Qiang was a fraction of a second away from hitting him, Duan Ling Tian finally moved!
His upper body inclined in a tricky angle, a difficult maneuver that ordinary people were incapable of, dodging Fang Qiang's violently approaching palm strike!
The palm strike caused Duan Ling Tian's violet clothes to flutter in the wind.
"Die!" Fang Qiang abruptly shouted loudly in response, then his palms changed directions, slapping towards Duan Ling Tian's exposed back which became exposed after he bent down to dodge his strike...
Just at this moment, under gazes of disbelief.
Duan Ling Tian's legs started trembling and his entire body became like a spirit serpent. Borrowing strength from Fang Qiang's body, he flashed behind Fang Qiang.
He had once again dodged Fang Qiang's fierce palm strike!
"Movement technique!" Li Huo and the Fang family's Grand Elder said at the same time. Their voices contained a trace of shock.
After their voices spread out, even more people had expressions of disbelief...
Before everyone's astounded expressions could ease up.
The scene that took place in front of their eyes caused their gazes to freeze!
They saw Duan Ling Tian moving behind Fang Qiang, and at the moment Fang Qiang turned around, the hand he had pressed against his waist moved...
People with a higher cultivation level could barely see a violet sword shine as it flashed by.
It was so fast that even they could not see it clearly!
In the blink of an eye, the sword shine had disappeared as Duan Ling Tian completed his attack.
Fang Qiang's body trembled as he coughed dryly.
A line of blood on his throat slowly widened. No matter how tightly he clasped his throat, he had no way of stopping the stream of blood that was pouring out of his throat...
His hands very quickly became dyed red with blood. As his body was on the verge of collapse, he looked towards the youth with an expression of unwillingness.
But he was now powerless to attack the youth.
"So what if you're at the Core Formation stage? Killing you only requires one sword strike!" said Duan Ling Tian in cold and indifferent voice. Fang Qiang stared at him with eyes full of despair and his body was about to drop to the ground.
This shocked the hearts of everyone present.
Killing you only requires one sword strike!
What a straightforward saying...
Most importantly, this was something that a seventh level Body Tempering martial artist had said to a first level Core Formation martial artist!
Three figures reacted first and came to Duan Ling Tian's side.
The young girl seemed to have forgotten to be embarrassment as she tightly embraced Duan Ling Tian. Her extremely beautiful face had a faint smile that was drop dead gorgeous.
Li Rou and Li Xuan both looked at each other when they saw this and shook their heads while smiling. Unexpectedly, they didn't tease the two of them.
"Hahahaha... Geezer Fang, I'm afraid you came here for nothing today."
Fang Huo looked towards the Fang family's Grand Elder and laughed loudly. His voice contained a hint of pleasure as he mocked his old adversary to his heart's content.
The Fang family's Grand Elder coldly grunted. His icy cold gaze swept over Duan Ling Tian as he quickly walked into the Fang family estate.
From the Fang family's Patriarch, Fang Yi, to all the other Fang family elders, they all had ugly expressions as they followed their Grand Elder into the Fang family estate.
They originally expected to crush the Li family's spirit, but instead everything happened the other way around.
At the same time, traces of coldness slowly aroused in their hearts.
Unknowingly, such a monster had appeared in the Li family, and most importantly, he was only fifteen...
Fifteen.... There was still ample space for him to grow.
His extraordinary movement technique and that unpredictable and mysterious sword skill struck terror in their hearts.
This kid couldn't be left alive!
This was the thought that abruptly entered their hearts.
Li Huo abruptly coughed twice, causing Ke Er, who was happily enjoying Duan Ling Tian's embrace, to be embarrassed. This made her immediately back up.
Only now did she realize that most of the crowd was looking at them. Her delicate cheeks blushed a bright red and she hid behind Li Rou in embarrassment.
The people at the scene could not help but laugh with good intentions.
One of the spectators sighed and said, "Only this kind of girl would be a match for Young Master Ling Tian!"
The continuous voices of agreement caused the young girl to be afraid to even raise her head.
"Dad, let's go home."
After witnessing this scene, Chen Mei Er's face was pale. While biting her lips, she notified Chen Li that she wanted to leave.
Chen Li, of course, knew what his daughter was thinking about. He shook his head and heaved a sigh.
If Duan Ling Tian had any feelings towards his daughter, he would be willing to bring them together.
But unfortunately, his daughter's love was one-sided.
"Enough. This isn't the place to speak. We can speak once we get home."
Li Huo said.
When they noticing the Li family members leaving while clustered around Duan Ling Tian, the surrounding spectators slowly dispersed.
They urgently wanted to go home and share what they had seen today with their friends and families. This piece of news was definitely explosive.
"He really is shocking."
In the crowd, a figure quietly left. It was none other than the Agarwood Restaurant's Manager Ma.
Li family estate, in the audience hall.
As always, Duan Ling Tian was the center of attention. Grand Elder looked at Duan Ling Tian with a faint smile. "Kid, you really made us suffer by concealing all of that..."
Li Nan Feng and the others all nodded as they deeply felt the same.
No matter whether it was the movement technique Duan Ling Tian executed or the flexible sword concealed in his waist, they all felt that it was too much for their eyes to take in.
Duan Ling Tian smiled embarrassedly. "It's because I wanted to take him by surprise and not give Fang Qiang time to defend himself! If all of my trump cards were known by Fang Qiang, he would surely not be as careless as he was today. If I hadn't been secretive, the person who died today wouldn't be him but me."
It was true that out of all the factors that contributed to Duan Ling Tian killing Fang Qiang today, 'luck' played a very important role.
Firstly, when he saw that Duan Ling Tian had no sword in his hand, Fang Qiang let his guard down.
Secondly, Fang Qiang didn't expect that Duan Ling Tian would be capable of such a profound movement technique.
Movement techniques were currently extremely rare in the Cloud Continent.
This point was something that Duan Ling Tian only realized due to the old Duan Ling Tian's memories. This information only surfaced at the moment Fang Qiang moved to attack him.
This was because at the time that Fang Qiang attacked in full force, his speed, in the old Duan Ling Tian's opinion, was far above fully utilizing the strength of two ancient mammoths.
After obtaining Rebirth Martial Emperor's memories, Duan Ling Tian could be considered to have great experience and knowledge.
But in those two eras that Rebirth Martial Emperor experienced, movement techniques were common; they were not nearly as rare as they were in the current era.
According to Duan Ling Tian's memories, during the ten thousand years that Rebirth Martial Emperor was in deep slumber, movement techniques started to become rare.
"Kid, can you let me see your sword?"
Li Huo asked Duan Ling Tian.
Duan Ling Tian nodded, then he casually removed the Violet Meteorite Flexible Sword from his waist before passing it over to Li Huo.