Chapter 95: Born to be an Assassin
Translator: KurazyTolanzuraytor Editor: Lucas
At dawn the next day, Duan Ling Tian accompanied Li Fei on her hunt for fierce beasts the entire morning...
Only at noon did they leave Misty Forest and return to Aurora City.
After selling away the pile of fierce beasts' fur, skin, and body parts, Duan Ling Tian asked Li Fei to head home first while he went to the medicine store to look for Tang Ying.
"It's good that you came. I've been wanting to go look for you these past few days."
Noticing Duan Ling Tian, Tang Ying's eyes shone.
"The Six Treasures Body Tempering Liquid is out of stock? No... I just concocted two large crocks of them for you half a month ago."
Duan Ling Tian's brows slightly jerked.
"It isn't the Six Treasures Body Tempering Liquid, but the Blood Crescent Inscription."
Tang Ying smiled.
"Blood Crescent Inscription? I don't think Ghastly Shadow had any big movements in Aurora City lately, right?"
Duan Ling Tian had a face full of vigilance as he looked at Tang Ying. "You couldn't have been selling off all the Blood Crescent Inscriptions I inscribed for you, right?'
Tang Ying laughed embarrassedly.
"It's up to you how you deal with them, but you better not drag me into it."
Duan Ling Tian frowned.
"Don't worry, I've only sold it to some of the people in charge within Ghastly Shadow... As for you, I have never once mentioned your existence," said Tang Ying.
"How many do you want this time?" Duan Ling Tian knit his brows as he asked.
Tang Ying pondered for a moment before speaking. "Thirty."
Duan Ling Tian shrugged and said indifferently, "You really know how to ask for exorbitant amounts... But forget it, it's the last time I inscribe for you anyway."
"The last time?"
Tang Ying was dazed momentarily, as he was unable to understand what Duan Ling Tian's words meant.
"One month from now, I'll be leaving Aurora City," Duan Ling Tian said.
"One month from now?"
Tang Ying's eyes flickered as his gaze descended upon Duan Ling Tian. "You plan to enter the Iron Blood Army's Genius Camp to participate in the Paladin Academy's test?"
"You've guessed it."
Duan Ling Tian was slightly surprised.
"It really wasn't that difficult. Since you plan to leave, it would surely mean you weren't resigned to continue staying in Aurora City. With your natural talent and comprehension ability, entering Paladin Academy would undoubtedly be your best choice... Adding on the fact that you will leave in a month's time, it would surely be for the Iron Blood Army's Genius Camp without a doubt."
Tang Ying lightly smiled.
"Aren't there other tests available to enter Paladin Academy? How do you know I'm not going to participate in the other tests?" Duan Ling Tian asked, in a questioning manner.
"Yes, there are other tests, but those tests are all held in the other 17 counties of the Crimson Sky Kingdom... In our Swallow Mountain County, there is only one choice: Iron Blood Army's Genius Camp," Tang Ying said.
Duan Ling Tian suddenly understood. "So that's how it is."
"Right, how much do you know about the Iron Blood Army's Genius Camp? I heard it's very brutal inside, even to the extent of being called a place where one only has a 10% chance at survival," Duan Ling Tian asked curiously.
"The Iron Blood Army's Genius Camp is indeed brutal, but that would be towards ordinary youths... Freaks like you only need to know their place and mind their own business. As long as you don't offend the instructors there, surviving a year can be done easily."
Tang Ying was extremely confident of Duan Ling Tian.
"Instructor? Could it be the officers of the Iron Blood Army?"
Duan Ling Tian was slightly curious.
"You're right, it's indeed those madmen from the Iron Blood Army..."
Tang Ying nodded.
Duan Ling Tian was puzzled.
"You'll know why I call them madmen once you're at the Genius Camp."
Even Tang Ying was rather fearful when mentioning the Iron Blood Army.
"I actually slightly look forward to it now that you've put it that way."
Duan Ling Tian's eyes flickered.
Duan Ling Tian would definitely be able to rise to the peak of the Crimson Sky Kingdom no matter what path he took by relying on Rebirth Martial Emperor's lifelong memories. But Duan Ling Tian still chose the Iron Blood Army's Genius Camp.
Besides stemming from a sort of persistence from his previous life towards a military career...
There was still another reason.
Once he passes the test, which was the Genius Camp itself, he would be able to obtain the qualifications to study at Paladin Academy.
The Paladin Academy was situated in the Imperial City!
Duan Ling Xing was at the Imperial City as well!
Duan Ling Tian's eyes emitted a dense killing intent as the aura on his body involuntarily swept out.
Tang Ying's face was filled with shock as he felt the icy cold killing intent that was coming off Duan Ling Tian.
This type of killing intent was something even he didn't possess.
His hands had at least a few hundred lives on them after all, but even he hadn't developed such a terrifying killing intent yet.
"I've only felt this type of killing intent on one person before... However, how could this kid compare to that person? This kid is merely sixteen years old; how could he possibly have this type of killing intent!?"
At this moment, Tang Ying felt his scalp go numb.
Even though Duan Ling Tian's current strength was far inferior from his, Duan Ling Tian was still able to make him feel a pressure that stemmed from the bottom of his heart by relying solely on his killing intent.
Even in the entire Ghastly Shadow, there was only one person capable of making him feel such pressure by relying solely on killing intent.
That person was precisely the number one assassin in Ghastly Shadow, Demon.
"It's time for me to go."
Duan Ling Tian looked towards Tang Ying and faintly smiled.
The reason he came to look for Tang Ying was to ask him about the Iron Blood Army's Genius Camp, and now his objective had been reached.
Tang Ying however stopped him.
Duan Ling Tian questioned.
"Duan Ling Tian, how about you don't go to the Iron Blood Army's Genius Camp, and instead let me recommend you to our Ghastly Shadow's headquarter? With your natural talent combined with my recommendation, you will undoubtedly be one of the main targets of fostering within the organization, and you would soon become a trump card assassin of Ghastly Shadow."
Tang Ying's eyes narrowed as he made this suggestion.
As far as he was concerned, as long as Duan Ling Tian joined Ghastly Shadow, him surpassing the current number one assassin, Demon, would only be a matter of time.
Duan Ling Tian shrugged as he said in a disapproving manner, "Be an assassin? Not interested."
"Kid, you haven't felt that sort of pleasure yet... Think about the day when even his majesty, the Emperor of Crimson Sky Kingdom, will experience a change in expression when speaking of you. How satisfying will that feel? It would absolutely be the best spiritual indulgence! With your natural talent and comprehension ability, I'm confident it won't be long before you can become a top assassin within our Ghastly Shadow."
Duan Ling Tian shook his head.
"You... You have such an icy cold killing intent on you; you're simply born to be an assassin. Not being one would be such a waste."
Tang Ying had an expression that seemed to show that he was eager due to him cherishing geniuses.
"Killing intent? Are you talking about this?"
At the moment Duan Ling Tian's voice faded, an even more terrifying killing intent swept out from his body, pressing itself onto Tang Ying.
Tang Ying's face turned slightly pale as he suffused his Origin Energy around his body. Only then was he able to withstand the bloodthirsty killing intent that was roaring out of Duan Ling Tian's body.
Tang Ying was dumbstruck.
This killing extent even surpassed the Ghastly Shadow's number one assassin, Demon!
"Tang Ying, only now did I realize that you were actually so senseless... You concluded that I was born to be an assassin by merely relying on this? All you need to do is go kill a few more people and you will naturally be tainted with this kind of killing intent."
Duan Ling Tian glanced at Tang Ying in disdain.
"You... Kid, I'm curious, how many people have you killed to dare to be conceited in front of me, the person in charge of the Ghastly Shadow's operations in Aurora City!"
Tang Ying was slightly angry from embarrassment.
"I don't remember anymore... In total, it should at least be over 10,000 people..."
Duan Ling Tian's gaze seemed to drift, as if drifting away into the distant past.
Only when Duan Ling Tian left did Tang Ying come back to his senses.
"This kid really dares to talk nonsense. Over 10,000? Who would believe a little ass kid like him?"
Tang Ying didn't take it seriously and only thought Duan Ling Tian was bragging.
But it still couldn't stop him from sighing.
The Ghastly Shadow organization had lost a promising youth...
After leaving the medicine store, Duan Ling Tian was slightly speechless as well.
Born to be an assassin?
The killing intent that stemmed from his soul was something that was accumulated from the bloodshed he experienced as a mercenary in his previous lifetime...
Every time he took on an assignment, if it was an assassination, the head count on his hands would be relatively small.
If he ever conducted a large scaled 'deal' in a region and used a weapon of mass destruction, the number of casualties would at least amount to tens of people, and on occasion amount of hundreds and even thousands.
Saying that he had killed more than 10,000 people was actually him holding back on the actual numbers.
Duan Ling Tian noticed two people coming towards him at the moment he entered the Li Clan Estate.
One was a youth around the age of eighteen and the other was a young man over twenty years old.
The youth was a familiar face, Li Yuan.
As Li Yuan saw Duan Ling Tian, a trace of fear was emitted from his brows and he lowered his head.
Obviously he was afraid of Duan Ling Tian.
The young man beside Li Yuan noticed his movements, then his gaze descended upon Duan Ling Tian. "Little brother Yuan, who is he? You seems to be afraid of him."
"Brother Guang, he is Duan Ling Tian."
The corners of Li Yuan's mouth were filled with a bitter smile.
If it was said that he still had the confidence to battle Duan Ling Tian before the Clan Martial Meet took place, then after seeing Duan Ling Tian defeat Li Kuang with his own two eyes, and even defeating the Core Formation Stage disciples of the inner court...
From that moment onwards, he knew that he had already lost the qualifications to compare himself with Duan Ling Tian.
Even when he encountered Duan Ling Tian later on, he chose to directly admit defeat.
"Duan Ling Tian? This year's top ranked on the Hidden Dragon List?"
Li Guang eyes constricted as an interest arose within him.
"Duan Ling Tian!"
Li Guang walked up quickly to block in front of Duan Ling Tian.
Duan Ling Tian frowned and his gaze descended upon Li Yuan. "What, Li Yuan, what do you want?"
He naturally thought it was Li Yuan who asked this person to block his path.
After all, he didn't recognize this person.
Li Yuan had a face full of a bitter smile, as he knew that Duan Ling Tian had misunderstood, and thus he hurriedly said to Li Guang, "I don't want anything. Brother Guang, let's go."
"I heard you snatched away my cousin's woman."
Li Guang paid no attention to Li Yuan and instead looked at Duan Ling Tian, his eyes flickering with a fierce light.
"Your cousin's woman?"
Duan Ling Tian hadn't reacted to what was being said.
"Li Yuan is my cousin."
Li Guang grunted coldly.
"Li Yuan, when did I snatch away your woman?"
Duan Ling Tian was stunned.
"Brother Guang, what nonsense are you speaking of?"
Li Yuan's face flushed red.
"Little brother Yuan, when did you become such a pu**y? This isn't how you used to be."
Li Guang frowned once again before glancing at Duan Ling Tian and sneering. "Isn't there a young girl called Ke Er at your side? She's the woman my cousin took a fancy to. If you're sensible, then hurry up and leave her side, or else don't blame me for being ruthless!"
Li Yuan was stupefied. When did he ever say that the young girl at Duan Ling Tian's side was his woman?
He had only just casually praised her, and said her beauty was not one bit inferior to Li Fei's...
Duan Ling Tian's pupils constricted and his piercingly cold gaze descended upon Li Yuan.
"Duan Ling Tian, I never said such a thing... I really didn't..."
Li Yuan became afraid and had a bitter smile on his face.
"You've never said such a thing... Then it's him who's talking nonsense and slandering my Ke Er?'
Duan Ling Tian fierce and sharp gaze descended upon Li Guang.