Chapter 71: Duan Ling Tian Makes An Entrance
Translator: / KurazyTolanzuraytor Editor: Lucas
Only now did the people present realize that this Meng Quan was concealing his strength during the battles earlier.
He wasn't a first level Core Formation martial artist...
He was actually the fourth second level Core Formation martial artist present besides Xiao Yu, Lin Zhuo, and Li Qing!
"Second level of the Core Formation Stage!"
LI Qing's pupils constricted. His state of mind was obviously startled by Meng Quan's sudden change.
Devastating Ox Fist!
Meng Quan's full force punch had even denser Origin Energy,
Dark Nether Finger!
Origin energy twisted around Li Qing's right index finger and condensed into a bizarre Origin Energy whirlpool, then he pointed out his finger as if all his energy was gathered on it.
This finger strike touched Meng Quan's fist.
Suddenly, Meng Quan's expression focused as his body flew backwards, causing a surge of piercingly cold wind.
Meng Quan's eyes flickered with intelligence as he said indifferently, "As expected of the Li Clan's famous high grade Profound Rank martial skill, Dark Nether Finger. You were able to cultivate it to the Mastery Stage, so your comprehension is really good... But a Dark Nether Finger only at the Mastery Stage, I'm afraid it's unable to defeat me!"
Li Qing shouted harshly as his body flashed, seeming to transform into a gust of wind blowing towards Meng Quan.
At this moment, Meng Quan turned around and pounced towards the side.
"He's going for the weapons!"
Instantly, many people perceived what Meng Quan was planning.
Meng Quan was precisely moving towards the weapon racks.
Seeing this, Li Qing didn't pursue but instead stood on the spot.
To him, even if he pursued and won, it would still be an undignified victory, so he disdained doing so.
What he wanted to do was to defeat his opponent head on!
Only then would he be able to trample on his opponent's dignity, receive gazes of veneration from the surrounding spectators, and satisfy his conceited heart.
Ming Quan lifted his hand and grabbed a weapon off the weapon rack
A black iron rod!
Li Qing moved.
Swimming Dragon Steps!
He flashed towards Meng Quan as if transforming into a dragon that was swimming swiftly like a flash and drawing upon the forces of wind and lightning.
"Come at me!"
Meng Quan released a loud shout as the black iron rod in his hand shook, lightly trembling.
Thousand Shadow Rod!
Instantly, the black iron rod trembled and was swung out along the course of Meng Quan's hand. A string of rod shadows descended straight towards Li Qing, who was moving towards him, menacingly approaching.
"That's all you got?"
Li Qing's feet stomped on the ground in a hurry, avoiding the black iron rod as he pointed his finger out. His finger strike tore through space as it went straight for Meng Quan.
Dark Nether Finger!
If his finger that contained a whirlpool of Origin Energy were to touch Meng Quan, the consequence would be obvious.
"Don't get happy too early."
Ming Quan smiled indifferently.
An ominous premonition arose in Li Qing's heart.
A strong gust of wind came from behind.
Li Qing's expression distorted as he hurriedly withdrew his Dark Nether Finger and exerted strength with his legs.
Swimming Dragon Steps!
Not only that, he even instantly circulated his defensive martial skill.
Golden Bell Cover!
The black iron rod menacingly approached and shattered the defensive qi barrier on the surface of Li Qing's body, descending upon his back and blasting him flying.
Li Qing was unable to maintain his balance and dropped to the ground in a sorry state. His back faced the sky while his face faced the ground, eating a mouthful of dust.
Meng Quan glanced at Li Qing as he indifferently said, "The middle grade Profound Rank defense martial skill, Golden Bell Cover, at the Mastery Stage isn't enough to withstand my Thousand Shadow Rod. But it was fortunate that you circulated Golden Bell Cover in time and nullified half of the force from Thousand Shadow Rod. If you hadn't this rod strike would have been more than enough to shatter your spine!"
"Right, bear in mind not to insult others as bumpkins... Your current circumstances would only cause others to think you're even inferior to a bumpkin."
The flames of annihilation and fierceness disappeared from Meng Quan's eyes, and his serious expression quickly returned to his earlier straightforward appearance.
If everyone hadn't experienced the resolute and ruthless side of him earlier, they might really be cheated by his harmless appearance.
Li Qing had only just recovered slightly from his injuries with the assistance of a Grade Nine Gold Injury Pill. Hearing what Meng Quan said caused him to nearly faint from anger.
"I didn't expect Meng Quan's strongest move to not be his middle grade Profound Rank martial skill, Devastating Ox Fist, but the high grade Profound Rank Thousand Shadow Rod, and his Thousand Shadow Rod seems to have stepped into the Mastery Stage."
"In our Aurora City, only the Li Clan possesses the Thousand Shadow Rod, right? Could it be that he has some sort of relationship with the Li Clan?"
"He was so blunt to Li Qing. Do you really think he has any relationship with the Li Clan?"
"I nearly forgot about that."
"Satisfying! This Li Qing said that we were bumpkins earlier, but now he's even inferior to a bumpkin."
The young geniuses of the smaller clans had expressions filled with pride and satisfaction as they looked at Li Qing.
Li Qing's expression turned even uglier, gloomy to the point that it seemed that water would drop out.
Li Qing looked at Meng Quan as he said, in a cold voice, "Meng Quan, don't be complacent. I was only careless earlier. If not for thatm you might not have been able to defeat me."
As far as he was concerned, his offensive martial skills and movement technique were on par with Meng Quan's.
The reason he lost was because he was prejudiced by his first impression of Meng Quan and looked down upon him.
"What, do all of your Li Clan members like to act shamelessly? If it was a life and death battle earlier, and I followed up my victory by pursuing you, you would undoubtedly have died!"
Meng Quan laughed.
"Yeah, even if you were careless, that is your problem."
One of the young genius from a small clan couldn't help himself from speaking in support.
"Humph! In the Hidden Dragon List competition, victory is decided in a single battle, so I will naturally abide by this rule... But after today, I will sooner or later find you for a battle and wash away the shame of today!"
Li Qing grunted.
"You think I will waste more of my physical strength on you? This won't do, I'm hungry again."
Meng Quan quickly ran back into the pergola and started gulping down the light refreshments inside, causing the people present to be amazed.
Could it be that this Meng Quan was the reincarnation of a Hungry Ghost?
"This Meng Quan is interesting."
Duan Ling Tian shook his head and laughed.
"Hurry up and tell the truth. Did you notice since the beginning that he was at the second level of the Core Formation Stage?"
Li Fei looked towards Duan Ling Tian with an expression that said "leniency to those who confess and severity to those who resist."
Duan Ling Tian heaved a sigh, and said, with a slight lingering fear, "Little Fei, you're not even my wife yet and you already have the appearance of a household affairs manager... Heh, if you become my wife in the future, won't I be entirely controlled by you?"
"Go to hell!"
Li Fei gave Duan Ling Tian a glare before extending her delicate, jade-like hands to pinch his thigh.
Duan Ling Tian's face turned green...
In the innermost pergola on the Star Observation Platform.
"Brother Yu, you saw through Meng Quan since the beginning, right? And you didn't even warn me, causing me to go and bring misfortune to myself," Xiao Yun said, slightly dissatisfied.
"Little Yun, my intuition told me he wasn't simple... As for the matter of him being at the second level of the Core Formation Stage, even I only found out when he fought Li Qing."
Xiao Yu shook his head.
"Duan Ling Tian!"
Just at this moment, a voice broke the momentary silence of the Star Observation Platform.
Lin Qi flew out and his gaze descended upon Duan Ling Tian.
Duan Ling Tian's eyebrows raised.
Under the gazes of everyone present, Duan Ling Tian unhurriedly walked out of the pergola and slowly walked to face Lin Qi.
Compared to the way Lin Qi made an appearance, it formed a distinct contrast.
"A Body Tempering martial artist will always be a Body Tempering martial artist. Even if the rumors were even more exaggerated, it wouldn't change the fact that he's only a Body Tempering martial artist."
Many youth geniuses from the smaller clans glanced at Duan Ling Tian in disdain.
Of course, their eyes obviously emitted a trace of envy.
The corner of Duan Ling Tian's mouth had a faint smile on it. He guessed the reason why these people were against him.
That little girl, Li Fei, was really a source of trouble...
"Duan Ling Tian, rumors say you can exert the strength of three ancient mammoths by merely relying on your ninth level Body Tempering cultivation... Today, I really want to experience it for myself."
Lin QI looked at Duan Ling Tian as his battle intent increased.
"That would depend on whether you're capable of forcing me to use the strength of three ancient mammoths."
Duan Ling Tian smiled.
Lin Qi had a serious expression but didn't reply. His body flashed as he exploded forth with his full strength of two ancient mammoths!
Duan Ling Tian noticed that Lin Qi, who had broken through to the first level of the Core Formation Stage, had a speed increase of an entire two times compared to the speed he had when he fought with Duan Ling Tian the other day.
But Lin Qi's high grade Profound Rank movement technique, Traceless Snowsteps, was still at the Initial Stage.
However, Duan Ling Tian's movement technique had already broken through to the Mastery Stage!
Spirit Serpent Movement Technique!
Duan Ling Tian moved, he suppressed his strength to around 19,000 pounds, so the second ancient mammoth silhouette didn't appear.
As the spectators saw it, he was only using the strength of one ancient mammoth.
However, relying on a strength that was 1,000 pounds lower that Lin Qi.
In terms of speed.
Duan Ling Tian's Mastery Staged Spirit Serpent Movement Technique utterly defeated Lin Qi's Initial Staged Traceless Snowsteps.
"F**k! I admit defeat."
Lin Qi pursued Duan Ling Tian for a moment, but after noticing that he was completely unable to catch up to him, he couldn't stop himself from spouting out a vulgarity.
He was clear of Duan Ling Tian's skills.
Under the condition that he was unable to catch up to Duan Ling Tian, Duan Ling Tian could easily defeat him.
Since he knew the ending, he didn't continue to persist.
Persisting would only lead to an even greater loss of face.
"Duan Ling Tian, your movement technique seems to already be higher than my Traceless Steps by a stage."
Lin Qi glanced at Duan Ling Tian.
Duan Ling Tian grinned.
"The strength this guy used earlier was absolutely approaching the strength of two ancient mammoths..." Lin Qi thought in his heart.
He realized that Duan Ling Tian was purposefully concealing his weakness.
"What movement technique did this Duan Ling Tian execute? He only used the strength of one ancient mammoth and was able to be faster than Lin Qi, who exerted the strength of two ancient mammoths!"
"My speed is inferior to his."
"I'm inferior as well."
The young geniuses of the smaller clans didn't dare to look down upon Duan Ling Tian anymore.
"Does anyone else wish to provide their guidance?"
Since he was already in the arena, Duan Ling Tian didn't plan to leave straight away.
After all, walking up and down was quite tiring...
Li Qing's expression was gloomy.
He wanted to battle Duan Ling Tian, but his injuries still needed a while longer to heal.
"Duan Ling Tian, you won't be complacent for long." Li Qing took a deep breath as he swore in his heart.
A figure flashed over from afar, descending in front of Duan Ling Tian.
"There's a common saying: hunting a tiger requires the cooperation of brothers... Looks like you plan to imitate our forefathers, Lin Zhuo."
Duan Ling Tian lightly smiled.
Lin Zhuo, the Lin Chan's top disciple in the younger generation.
The ninth ranked in last year's Hidden Dragon List.