Chapter 113: Straight for the Kill
Translator: KurazyTolanzuraytor Editor:
"Meng Quan, there's one more steamed bun. Don't waste it." Duan Ling Tian looked at the steamed bun that had been stomped on until it looked like mud and lightly smiled.
"Let me!" Before Meng Quan could even react, Xiao Yu, who had woken up and slightly recovered, picked up the steamed bun that looked like mud and walked over to Yu Xiang.
"Xiao Yu, don't you dare! I'll make you die without a grave!" Yu Xiang's pupils constricted as he howled.
"Why wouldn't I dare?" Xiao Yu sneered as he extended his hand and grabbed Yu Xiang's hair before pulling him upwards.
"You're courting death!" Yu Xiang lifted his hand and was about to attack Xiao Yu.
Duan Ling Tian had been watching Yu Xiang since the beginning. When he noticed him wanting to attack, Duan Ling Tian's body flashed forward and grabbed his hand. "Yu Xiang, if you don't cooperate, I'll twist off your arm right now. You probably won't be able to pass the Genius Camp test if you lose this arm!"
"Duan! Ling! Tian!" Yu Xiang gnashed his teeth as he spoke Duan Ling Tian's name word for word with an enraged expression.
Even though he was enraged, he didn't dare to make any further movements, as he didn't doubt in the slightest that Duan Ling Tian would dare do what he said.
What a joke. How could the person who dared to be presumptuous in front of the Vice Commander be a cowardly person?
He forcefully swallowed the flames of rage burning within him, and in his heart he swore that he would make Duan Ling Tian pay a thousand-fold!
"Eat it." Xiao Yu's eyes flashed with a trace of coldness as he held up Yu Xiang's hair with one hand and stuffed the steamed bun that was stained with mud and shoeprints into Yu Xiang's mouth with his other hand.
Xiao Yu lifted his hand and struck his palm onto Yu Xiang's back.
Instantly, Yu Xiang swallowed the entire steamed bun...
Yu Xiang felt a wave of disgust, then his face turned extremely unsightly when he couldn't spit it out.
Xiao Yu stood up and looked down at Yu Xian with eyes that emitted a cold gaze.
This was the first time in his lifetime that he lost face in front of so many people, and if it wasn't for his fear of the County City's Yu Clan, he would have already killed Yu Xiang.
Slap! Slap! Slap! Slap!
Meng Quan imitated what Xiao Yu did and slapped his palm on the backs of each of the four Yu Clan youths, causing them to swallow down the steamed buns they stomped flat themselves.
The surrounding group of youths were deathly silent, and they all felt a chill run down their spins.
Duan Ling Tian's group of three was truly too domineering!
However, they had the means to be domineering.
"Duan Ling Tian!" A furious, cold shout approached from the distance...
Duan Ling Tian lifted his head and looked. What he saw was a young general that he hadn't seen before flying over here from afar with a speed that was swift as a bolt of lightning.
When the general flashed past the crowd and arrived in front of him, Duan Ling Tian guessed the identity of this person.
This person's appearance was slightly similar to Yu Xiang, and thus his identity was extremely obvious...
Yu Hong had an expression full of rage as he swept Duan Ling Tian with his gaze, and only after he gave Yu Hong and the others some gold injury pills did he once again appear before Duan Ling Tian with eyes that were filled with a dense killing intent!
"Brother, Duan Ling Tian made us all eat steamed buns that were tainted with mud, grass, and had been stomped flat!" Yu Xiang howled in rage.
At this moment, he seemed to have forgotten that it was they themselves who stomped on those steamed buns...
"What!?" Yu Hong's face distorted and he fiercely glared at Duan Ling Tian while angrily saying, "Duan Ling Tian, you actually humiliated my Yu Clan members and humiliated my Yu Clan in such a way.... Today, I, Yu Hong, am bound to kill you to uphold my clan's honor!"
Yu Hong moved like a tempest with terrifying speed.
Duan Ling Tian's expression turned grim!
This Yu Hong was obviously planning to pin a label saying that Duan Ling Tian humiliated the Yu Clan before killing him...
In this way, he would have a logical reason to avoid the Iron Blood Army's punishment.
This Yu Hong's motives were wicked, even malicious!
The sky trembled above Yu Hong, who was dashing towards Duan Ling Tian, as 11 ancient mammoths silhouettes condensed into form...
Obviously, this Yu Hong had a cultivation level similar to Centurion Bai Feng's, the one who died by Duan Ling Tian's hand three months ago. They were both eighth level Core Formation martial artists!
An enraged attack from a eighth level Core Formation martial artist brought great pressure to Duan Ling Tian...
At this moment, Duan Ling Tian felt that he would suffocate soon!
With the speed of an eighth level Core Formation martial artist, it was impossible for Duan Ling Tian to dodge.
"Yu Hong, since you're courting death, then you can't blame me!" Duan Ling Tian's voice was icy cold, as if it were coming out of a pit of ice. His body moved; he was using the Spirit Serpent Movement Technique to intercept Yu Hong.
Sword Drawing Arts!
In an instant, his hand brushed past his waist and the Violet Myrtle Flexible Sword whistled as it swept out.
He didn't use the strength of the spirit weapon, only his Origin Energy to activate the Blood Crescent Inscription...
"Bullshit!" Seeing Duan Ling Tian actually daring to come intercept him, Yu Hong had a sneer on his face and his eyes emitted an awe-inspiring killing intent.
He had long ago heard of Duan Ling Tian breaking through to the fifth level of the Core Formation Stage, and at the moment, the killing intent in his heart was incomparable....
Now that he had found an opportunity and transformed into the protector of the Yu Clan's honor, he attacked with full force, as he desired to completely annihilate Duan Ling Tian and avoid any future troubles!
In his mind, even if Duan Ling Tian were to be killed by him at this moment, the Iron Blood Army wouldn't be able to blame him.
As he did it for the sake of the Yu Clan.
At this moment, he wasn't a general of the Iron Blood Army, but a Yu Clan disciple that was upholding the honor of the clan!
The people present nearly suffocated as they watched the scene unfold fixedly...
"Duan Ling Tian!" Xiao Yu's, Meng Quan's, and Luo Cheng's expressions turned grim with a trace of paleness, as they didn't think that Duan Ling Tian would be able to withstand Yu hong.
In the sky, the difference between seven ancient mammoth silhouettes and 11 ancient mammoth silhouettes was dazzling to the eyes...
"What a pity."
The surrounding youths who were spectating sighed in their hearts. "The heavens envy the gifted."
No one thought that Duan Ling Tian would be able to survive.
However, in the next moment, they were all dumbstruck.
Spirit Serpent Movement Technique!
Just at the instant Duan Ling Tian was about to intercept Yu Hong, his legs trembled and his body slanted to a degree. He brushed past Yu Hong's sleeves and narrowly dodged in a slightly sorry state.
And just at this exact instant, the Blood Crescent Inscription on the Violet Myrtle Flexible Sword flickered and transformed into a blood crescent...
The blood crescent flashed out like a shadow!
"No!!" Yu Hong's expression turned ghastly pale when he perceived the terrifying strength that the blood crescent contained, and he shouted out in fright.
He hurriedly circulated his defensive martial skill!
However, the blood crescent easily sliced through his defensive qi barrier and entered his chest before penetrating through to the other side, creating a fountain of blood.
Yu Hong's forward-charging body fiercely smashed into a high platform on the side of the drill grounds.
He eyes were open wide and were unmoving. There were no signs of life on his body anymore.
Yu Xiang's face turned ghastly pale as he howled in grief before charging forward and unceasingly shaking Yu Hong's corpse, as he was unwilling to believe that everything was real.
The other four Yu Clan youths now looked at Duan Ling Tian as if they were looking at a terrifying demon, and their bodies unconsciously trembled.
As Duan Ling Tian looked at Yu Hong's corpse, his eyes didn't have a trace of emotion; they were incomparably cold....
He had never once held back against anyone that wanted his life!
"Haha! Duan Ling Tian, nice work!" Meng Quan laughed heartily. The worried expression on his face had vanished.
Xiao Yu and Luo Cheng heaved a sigh of relief as well.
The surrounding youths that were spectating, however, were utterly dumbstruck to the point of not being able to come back to their senses after a long period of time.
"Oh my god! What did I just see? Yu Hong is dead?"
"I'm not dreaming, right?"
"Ah! That hurts! Why did you pinch me?"
"So I really am not dreaming..."
"F**k! If you want to know if you're dreaming or not, then pinch yourself! What did you pinch me for?"
"Right, I nearly forgot I can pinch myself."
"The thing that dealt the killing blow to Yu Hong wasn't Origin Energy, it seemed to be a bloody light that flashed out of Duan Ling Tian's sword... It seemed like an inscription!"
"If it really was an inscription, then Yu Hong was really misfortunate. Even until death, he probably never imagined that Duan Ling Tian would possess an offensive inscription capable of killing him..."
"He wanted to kill Duan Ling Tian but didn't do his homework; it would be strange if he didn't die when he was so reckless!"
The group of youths discussed animatedly.
No one felt pity for Yu Hong.
"Everyone." Duan Ling Tian heaved a sigh of relief and recovered his composure before sheathing the Violet Myrtle Flexible Sword and directing his gaze towards the group of youths.
Instantly, the scene returned to peace, and everyone looked towards Duan Ling Tian.
"Everyone, you all saw what happened today with your own two eyes. It was Yu Xiang who provoked me, and I only slightly punished him in response. As for Yu Hong, he desired to kill me and had unleashed his killing intent upon me. For the sake of self-preservation, I could only use an offensive inscription to kill him! I hope that everyone can bear witness for me. Duan Ling Tian expresses his thanks." Duan Ling Tian clasped his hands towards the group of youths.
Today's matters could turn out to be either big or small, so he had to set up a path to extricate himself...
Or else, killing a Decurion of the Iron Blood Army would cause him to carry the greatest charge.
At that time, not to mention being unable to participate in the Genius Camp test and obtaining the qualifications to study in Paladin Academy, whether or not could even survive would be hard to say for certain...
"Duan Ling Tian, you can be at ease. What you said was the truth and nothing but the truth, and we all saw it with our own two eyes, so we would surely not mislead the public.
"Yeah, it was just Yu Xiang using his clan and brother's status to bully others today, and thus Yu Hong's death was warranted. Since we saw this with our own two eyes, it absolutely can't be a lie."
The surrounding youths clarified their positions one by one.
"Thank you, everyone." A light smile appeared on Duan Ling Tian's face. He had successfully controlled everything with his own two hands.
"Duan Ling Tian, you killed my brother. Even if you're in the right today and the Iron Blood Army doesn't punish you, my Yu Clan won't let the matter go so easily. You will undoubtedly die!" Yu Xiang had a face full of grievance as the stared angrily at Duan Ling Tian.
"There's myriad of people who want me dead, but what I really want to know is if your Yu Clan has the ability!" Duan Ling Tian's eyes flashed coldly and a sneer appeared on his face.
It only took the afternoon for the news of Duan Ling Tian killing Yu Hong to be spread across the entire Iron Blood Army campsite.
Everyone was made aware of the matter.
In a reserve tent.
"Duan Ling Tian broke through to the fifth level of the Core Formation Stage? And killed Yu Hong by relying on an offense inscription?"
As a red-robed youth held a sword in his embrace, battle intent emitted from his eyes. "In a month's time, I will surely step into the fifth level of the Core Formation Stage as well, and at that time I will certainly find a chance to spar with Duan Ling Tian."
In another tent.
"Duan Ling Tian? I, Tian Hu, will catch up to you!" A robust youth concentrated and calmed himself before starting his painstaking cultivation...
At this moment, Duan Ling Tian was comfortably lying down on his bed with his legs crossed and lightly rocking them.
"Duan Ling Tian, when did you break through to the fifth level of the Core Formation Stage?" Meng Quan, who didn't have a bed to lie on, sat on the floor as he looked at Duan Ling Tian with a curious gaze.
Duan Ling Tian noticed that even Xiao Yu and Meng Quan had glanced over.
He was just about to reply.
"Duan Ling Tian, the Vice Commander is summoning you." A deep voice sounded from outside the tent.