Chapter 180: A Storm Rages
Translator: KurazyTolanzuraytor Editor: Lucas
Meanwhile, Duan Ling Tian heard a wave of clamorous noise sounding from outside the front courtyard. He knew that the events here had alarmed the other people.
Under the girl's frightened gaze, Duan Ling Tian's brows knitted before he raised his hand and knocked the girl out, only then did he chase out of the window.
In any case, his face was currently covered, and thus he wasn't worried about being recognized.
Outside the window was the rear courtyard of this courtyard house, and currently that Su Yong was leaning against the rear courtyard's wall, unmoving and without a trace of life. Obviously he didn't succeed in his escape.
Think about it, how could a sixth level Nascent Soul martial artist succeed in fleeing under the joint chase of two seventh level Nascent Soul martial artists?
Meanwhile, Zhang Qian removed Su Yong's Spatial Ring and respectfully passed it into Duan Ling Tian's hand. "Young Master."
"Let's go!" When Duan Ling Tian's group of three arrived before the wall, they exerted force with their legs and their Origin Energy rose explosively. Above their heads, 10 plus ancient mammoth silhouettes flashed. They directly jumped over the enclosing wall and arrived outside the courtyard house.
When Duan Ling Tian had only just left with Zhang Qian and Zhao Gang, he could vaguely hear a sorrowful cry echo out from within the rear courtyard. "Master!"
On the way, Duan Ling Tian established ownership over the Spatial Ring, and the wealth within caused his eyes to shine.
"30 plus million silver...." It was just as he'd expected. This Su Yong had worked most of his life, and his accumulated wealth would far surpass that fatty, Su Lie's, from last night.
In fact, Su Lie could be considered a nephew of Su Yong. This pair of uncle and nephew in total had gifted him nearly 40 million silver.
"Take it!" Duan Ling Tian once again withdrew two million silver and divided it among Zhang Qian and Zhao Gang.
The two of them didn't refuse this time and directly put it away.
As far as they were concerned, now that they were following and did things for this audacious Young Master, they practically had a slim chance of survival. If one day they were to accidentally fail, then they could at least leave this wealth to their wives.
With the Divine Might Marquis present, they didn't have to worry about their wives being implicated.
It could be said that they were already prepared for the worst!
After all, what they were doing now was like walking on a steel wire atop a cliff, and they would fall down at the slightest accident, resulting in their bodies being smashed into pieces!
The Su Clan weren't easy to deal with.
If Duan Ling Tian knew the thoughts of Zhao Gang and Zhang Qian, he would surely be speechless for a while....
He had done similar things countless times in his previous life, and besides the time he was sold out by someone, when did he ever fail?
When they returned to the house, Duan Ling Tian, whose mood was already elated, greeted another unexpected reason for being happy....
Xiong Quan had actually spent all the 50,000,000 million silver he' was given last time and had once again gathered the materials that were sufficient to inscribe over 10 Bone Corrosion Inscriptions.
"After today, the Su Clan will surely be vigilant... I'll rest for a few days and help mom and those two girls by inscribing some Bone Corrosion Inscriptions for the next few nights." Duan Ling Tian thought inwardly and made a plan.
To him, there was nothing more important than the safety of his family.
Duan Ling Tian, whose mood was elated, sneakily entered Li Fei's room.
Li Fei wasn't asleep yet. She was sitting cross-legged on the soft bed as she cultivated. Her eyes opened the moment she heard movement, and she saw Duan Ling Tian with a glance.
She didn't even have the time to react when she was pushed down onto the bed by Duan Ling Tian.
"Little Fei, your husband has come!" Before long, accompanied by Duan Ling Tian's heavy breathing, the soft bed started swaying, writing down an extravagant score of music....
Until deep into the night, only then did the movement of the two cease, and the sound of panting suffused within the entire room.
Right at this time, Duan Ling Tian hugged Little Fei, whose face was blushing, and fell asleep in satisfaction.
The Su Clan higher ups once again gathered within the audience hall that very night.
"Killing two of my Su Clan's direct descendants within two nights in succession... Looks like someone is intentionally making it difficult for our Su Clan!" Patriarch Su Bo Ya's palm descended once again in rage, and the armrest of the new seat that had only been changed today was once again shattered.
As the Grand Elder who sat below the Patriarch, Su Nan had an extremely unsightly expression as well....
Last night, his nephew had died!
Tonight, his cousin had died!
He suddenly felt that the target of everything seemed to intentionally or unintentionally be him.
Not only did Su Nan think in this way, even the other Su Clan elders had similar thoughts....
"Grand Elder, have you offended someone?"
"Yeah, Grand Elder, if you've offended someone, you can speak up, and with this clue, we'll be able to investigate the assailant's identity."
"Grand Elder, could it be that you have some difficulty?"
"Grand Elder, I hope you can put the interest of the entire Su Clan above everything else!"
One by one, the Su Clan elders pointed the spearhead at Su Nan.
The gaze of Patriarch Su Bo Ya couldn't help but descend onto Su Nan, as currently even he was suspicious.
"Patriarch, I, Su Nan, can swear that I absolutely have not offended anyone lately... If you really want to talk about conflict, then it should only be that Su Li and Duan Ling Tian! However, it would be absolutely impossible for the two of them to have the ability to kill Su Lie and Su Yong." Being misunderstood by so many people caused Su Nan's face to flush from anger, and within his heart, he hated that assailant to the bones.
"Su Li?" Many of the Su Clan elders present knew of who Su Li was, and they all asked, "What does this have to do with Su Li?"
Su Nan took a deep breath and spoke of the dispute between him and Su Li, including the matter of Su Li having left Paladin Academy....
When he first found out about this, he was extremely surprised as well.
Never had he expected that for the sake of his friend, Duan Ling Tian, and for the sake of taking account of his parents' safety, Su Li would actually be willing to give up his future.
As far as he was concerned, Su Li's choice was truly hopelessly stupid!
"Pfft! Grand Elder, you're really capable, not even letting a child go!" A Su Clan elder who once had a good relationship with Su Li's father couldn't help but sneer and glance at Su Nan in disdain.
As far as he was concerned, as a dignified Su Clan elder, such actions were extremely infuriating!
"It's impossible for the culprit to be Su Li... As for that Duan Ling Tian, although he's the son of Duan Ru Feng, he hasn't returned to the Duan Clan, and thus it's impossible for him to have such a capability. Grand Elder, have you left something out?" Su Bo Ya pondered for a moment before looking at Su Nan with a burning gaze.
"Absolutely not!" Su Nan shook his head with a certain expression.
Su Bo Ya frowned and pondered for a moment before speaking. "The one thing in common with both Su Lie's and Su Yong's murders was that after they were killed, their Spatial Rings vanished as well... Could it be that the person's objective was to seek wealth?"
"If it's to seek wealth, then it can be explained, no matter was it. Both Su Lie and Su Yong were charge of a business under our Su Clan," a Su Clan elder said.
"Pass down my command. Ask the people in charge of the various businesses to stay within the Su Clan Estate for the near future! I want to see if that person will dare to charge into my Su Clan Estate!" Su Bo Ya nodded before giving this order right away, and his eyes flickered with a cold and stern brilliance as he did so.
In merely two days, two direct descendants of the Su Clan had died. He, who was the Su Clan's Patriarch, lost face as well and felt great humiliation.
At dawn the next day, the entire Imperial City was bustling, and the news of the Su Clan members dying in succession within two nights spread everywhere.... Moreover, the members who died were direct descendant disciples of the Su Clan!
"That Su Clan couldn't have offended someone, right?"
"Who knows... However, the two who died weren't good people."
"Yeah, it's better if more people like them were to die."
"Shhh! Softer! Are you courting death? If the members of the Su Clan hear you, you can forget about living!"
No matter whether it was the Imperial City outer city or the inner city, everywhere was filled with similar discussions.
"Your highness, the three Death Soldiers we sent out yesterday haven't returned for an entire night. I'm afraid they're probably dead." Within a quiet and secluded pergola, the white-browed old man respectfully reported to the young man in luxurious clothes who sat within and savored fragrant tea.
"Three Nascent Soul martial artists weren't able to take that Duan Ling Tian's life?" The young man in luxurious clothes', or in other words, the Fifth Prince's, face slightly sank. "Looks like the Duan Clan is really dutiful and is looking after this direct descendant disciple that rebelled against them...."
"Your highness, what you mean is that the Duan Clan's members are protecting him?" The white-browed old man was startled.
The Fifth Prince snorted coldly as he asked, "Besides this, what other thing do you think he's able to rely upon?"
The white-browed old man went silent and only opened his mouth after a while. "Your highness, then should we still...."
"Put down this matter for the time being. I heard that two direct descendants of the Su Clan died in succession within two nights. Send people to investigate, and if you're able to investigate any clues, give it to the Su Clan as a favor... Once it's done, at the time of the struggle for the seat of the Emperor, when I want the Su Clan to help me, I think that the Su Clan's Patriarch, Su Bo Ya, won't refuse." The Fifth Prince's eyes flashed with a light of wisdom.
"Yes," the white-browed old man replied before leaving.
"Duan Ling Tian, you repeatedly injured my cousin... Even if you have the members of the Duan Clan protecting you in secret, you won't be able to prance around for long!" A trace of a cold light flashed within the Fifth Prince's eyes.
The Ghastly Shadow assassin organization could be said to be everywhere within the Crimson Sky Kingdom. Even in the Imperial City, there was a Ghastly Shadow point of operations.
Inner city, in a remote corner.
Very few people knew that the point of operations of the Ghastly Shadow within the Imperial City was precisely here.
Deep into the night.
A middle-aged man with ordinary appearance sneakily looked at his surroundings before walking into the Ghastly Shadow's point of operations. He entered the lobby and arrived before the counter.
"Target." Behind the counter, a stiff-faced young man spoke with a voice that emitted a bone-piercing ice-coldness.
It caused the middle-aged man to feel a chill run down his spine as he said, in panic, "Duan Ling Tian, ninth level of the Core Formation Stage, grade 1 student of Paladin Academy."
"Paladin Academy?" The young man's voice seemed to have a sense of scruples.
"He's a student that's put up outside the academy and doesn't live within Paladin Academy," the middle-aged man said. The way he spoke was as if he was reading a textbook. He had obviously been ordered by someone to put up this assignment.
"Deposit 200,000 silver. Confirmation in three days," the young man said, in a cold and indifferent voice.
The middle-aged man withdrew a stack of silver from his pocket in a flurry and left in a flustered manner after he put down the silver.