Chapter 199: The Death of Su Nan
Translator: KurazyTolanzuraytor Editor: Lucas
"Finally unable to hold back any longer?"
At dusk, Duan Ling Tian had just walked out from Paladin Academy when he directly walked into a remote alley. The corners of his mouth curled into a sneer.
Duan Ling Tian's figure jerked before his entire body flew out, and instantly, his body vanished at the corner of the other end of the alley....
After Duan Ling Tian left, a figure that was like a ghost followed after.
Before long, two more figures appeared, and these two figures were precisely Zhang Qian and Zhao Gang, and their expressions couldn't help but go grim.
However, no matter how they searched, they were unable to find Duan Ling Tian's tracks again....
"Why did the Young Master avoid us as well?" Zhao Gang was slightly worried.
"Maybe the Young Master noticed that that person's strength wasn't simple and chose to avoid us because of this...Based on the speed that person revealed earlier, he's at least an existence at the eighth or ninth level of the Nascent Soul Stage."
Zhang Qian had a serious expression. "We can't do anything now, and can only return and wait for news from the Young Master."
Zhao Gang deeply agreed because if Duan Ling Tian wanted to conceal himself, it was completely impossible for them to find Duan Ling Tian.
At the same time, outside a nearby empty courtyard house, a violet figure stopped its movement.
The surroundings were completely devoid of any human inhabitation, and it belonged to a remote area within the inner city.
Right at this moment, a terrifying gust of strong wind swept over, and an aged figure appeared before Duan Ling Tian's eyes.
This was an old man with a pair of eyes that flickered with a cold light as he stared at Duan Ling Tian as if he wanted to tear Duan Ling Tian into pieces....
"Hmm?" Duan Ling Tian frowned, as he originally thought that it was that City Guard Army Commander Xue Lu or someone the Fifth Prince had sent, but now it would seem it wasn't so.
If he was only carrying out orders, then he shouldn't be looking at him so hatefully. Duan Ling Tian could clearly feel that the hatred the old man felt towards him was a hatred that had reached the depths of his bone....
"Who are you?" Duan Ling Tian looked at the old man as he asked in a low voice.
"Who am I?" The old man couldn't help but sneer when he heard what Duan Ling Tian said. "Duan Ling Tian, looks like you've offended too many people, and so you're utterly unaware of who's come to seek revenge from you...However, I really never imagined that the Duan Clan's Half-step Void Stage powerhouse would personally attend to the matter for your sake and help you ward off that City Guard Army Commander Xue Lu."
"However, you're going to die here today!" As the old man finished speaking, his eyes revealed an insane killing intent.
At the same time, the Origin Energy on the old man's body flashed erratically, as 1,200 ancient mammoth silhouettes condensed into form above him....
Ninth level of the Nascent Soul Stage!
Duan Ling Tian's heart jerked, as although the old man wasn't a Half-step Void Stage powerhouse, a ninth level Nascent Soul martial artist was more than enough to be shocking.
This old man was absolutely the strongest person he'd seen below the Half-step Void Stage!
"You...You're the Su Clan's Grand Elder, Su Nan?" An existence at the ninth level of the Nascent Soul Stage and hated him to the bones. In next to no time, Duan Ling Tian had guessed the identity of the old man. However, didn't the Duan Clan help him deal with the problem with the Su Clan?
He was confident that Patriarch Duan Ru Huo wouldn't lie to him.
Looked like this Su Nan was likely acting on his own, or else he wouldn't personally attend to the matter.
"You're really intelligent, actually being able to guess who I am." Su Nan's eyes revealed a vicious gleam, and his voice was bone-piercingly cold. "Duan Ling Tian, only Tong is left in my family... but you've destroyed his life, destroyed his hopes, and have destroyed my hopes for him!" As he finished speaking, Su Nan was slightly demented.
"Humph!" Duan Ling Tian's eyes went cold as he mocked, "Su Nan, why don't you think about this: if he didn't provoke me and even threatened to cripple my cultivation, why else would I give him a dose of his own medicine? As far as I'm concerned, everything that happened was nobody's fault but his own. If you want to blame someone, then blame yourself for not properly teaching him how he should conduct himself!"
"Arrogant and conceited, and treating others with contempt...Even if I hadn't crippled him, the day would come where he'd be killed at the hands of another!" Duan Ling Tian's words exposed the truth with every sentence.
Su Nan's expression became more and more unsightly, and the killing intent within his eyes became difficult to restrain. "It makes no difference no matter what you say. Today, you will certainly die!"
"That would depend on if you have the capability." Duan Ling Tian sneered as he revolved the Spatial Ring on his hand, and his icy cold gaze descended onto Su Nan's body.
As long as it wasn't an existence at the Half-step Void Stage, he was not afraid!
"You're faced with imminent death and you can still smile...After I kill you, I'll chop off your head and take it back to the Su Clan for that grandson of mine to enjoy the sight of it." As Su Nan finished speaking, his body trembled before moving out.
Above him, 1,200 ancient mammoth silhouettes dashed out in tow!
Sand and dust rushed up into the sky everywhere Su Nan passed, and his entire body pulled out a string of astonishing afterimages as he approached Duan Ling Tian in the blink of an eye.
"What speed!" At the instant that Su Nan's figure moved, Duan Ling Tian's legs that had Origin Energy accumulated within since long ago trembled abruptly, then he flashed to the side.
At the moment that Su Nan reacted and intended to pounce at him, he activated the inscription on his Spatial Ring....
Bone Corrosion Inscription!
A wisp of a grey light flew out from the Spatial Ring and locked onto Su Nan.
The speed of it was even faster than Su Nan's current speed!
At the instant that Su Nan pounced towards Duan Ling Tian, he noticed this wisp of grey light flashing towards him, and his heart immediately started trembling...He could clearly perceive that this was an extremely terrifying inscription! And it brought extreme pressure to him!
A panicked thought had only just arose within his mind when the wisp of grey light smashed onto his body.
Instantly, Su Nan only felt a wave of extreme pain from every bone within his body, causing him to be unable to keep from yelling out a sad and shrill cry with a nearly hoarse voice.
At the moment before his consciousness faded, he only felt his body collapsing with a loud crash...
As he gazed upon the disgusting corpse before his eyes, even Duan Ling Tian, who wasn't looking at it for the first time, still felt a wave of disgust.
Duan Ling Tian lit ablaze a wisp of pill fire and burned Su Nan's corpse before taking away Su Nan's Spatial Ring.
"The Su Clan's Grand Elder...Will have to be changed from today onwards." Duan Ling Tian's cold and indifferent gaze swept past that residue that transformed into ashes in the blink of an eye, before turning and leaving.
On the way, Duan Ling Tian established ownership over Su Nan's Spatial Ring.
"Not bad...Although it's far from being comparable to the wealth Duan Ru Lei left me, this wealth can be considered to be a hugely profitable business deal." Duan Ling Tian glanced at the Spatial Ring and a satisfied smile appeared on his face.
There was around 30,000,000 silver within!
Combined with the other few batches of wealth that he obtained, and including the wealth from Duan Ru Lei, Duan Ling Tian had nearly 300,000,000 in silver on hand already....
The currency that circulated within the Crimson Sky Kingdom was the centralized currency that circulated within the Darkhan Dynasty. As long as the Darkhan Dynasty was still standing, this silver wouldn't lose its value, and it could be exchanged into gold, silver, property, or other items of equal value.
The Crimson Sky Kingdom was only a vassal state of the Azure Forest Imperial Kingdom, whereas the Azure Forest Imperial Kingdom was only one of the 100 plus imperial kingdoms under the rule of the Darkhan Dynasty!
"I'm not lacking money in the short term...However, it's always the more the merrier when it comes to money. In the future, as my cultivation advances, the grade of the medicinal pills and spirit weapons I'll need to refine will increase, and the required materials will be more and more valuable. As for inscriptions, that's something that totally burns through money," Duan Ling Tian thought in his heart. He wished for nothing more than for more people like Su Nan to pounce at home and gift money to him.
When he was near his own house, Duan Ling Tian noticed Zhang Qian and Zhao Gang standing before his house's gate and looking forward with eager anticipation. they were obviously waiting for him.
"Young Master!" Zhang Qian and Zhao Gang moved over to greet him when they noticed Duan Ling Tian had returned.
"Have you two been slacking off lately? I actually shook you two off again." Duan Ling Tian's eyes narrowed as he pretended to be serious.
"Young Master, how could we dare slack off...However, your counter tracking technique is something we're too inferior to compare to currently, and it's difficult for us to distinguish true or false." Zhang Qian had a helpless and bitter smile on his face.
Although Zhao Gang didn't say anything, he still nodded in all seriousness.
"Alright, stop flattering me. Let's go home." Duan Ling Tian took the lead as he headed back to his courtyard house.
"Young Master, what happened to the person that chased you?" Zhang Qian asked curiously.
"Even you two were thrown off by me; could it be that I couldn't even throw him off?" Duan Ling Tian glanced at Zhang Qian in contempt but didn't explain the truth of the matter, as Su Nan was the Su Clan's Grand Elder after all. If it wasn't necessary, he didn't want to create unnecessary problems.
Zhang Qian and Zhao Gang came to a sudden understanding.
Duan Ling Tian would be leaving in another half month, and during this period of time, besides cultivating and inscribing Bone Corrosion Inscriptions, Duan Ling Tian tried his best to make time to accompany the two little girls at home...
The passage of time always flowed swiftly.
In the blink of an eye, the day the reinforcement troops would go out to battle approached.
Within this past half a month, Duan Ling Tian inscribed Bone Corrosion Inscriptions on the extra pile of Spatial Rings.
At the same time, he asked Xiong Quan to gather large quantities of the Bone Corrosion Inscriptions materials and piled them up within his Spatial Ring in the event of an unexpected need.
Besides making adequate preparations of these things, his cultivation smoothly broke through to the seventh level of the Core Formation Stage 10 days ago, and he'd consumed a Dragon Blood Pill to complete the tempering of his fleshly body for the seventh level of the Core Formation Stage.... And his entire strength gained an additional strength of three ancient mammoths because of this!
Even without the use of a spirit weapon, by exploding forth with his entire strength, the current Duan Ling Tian was capable of drawing upon the energy of heaven and earth to develop 19 ancient mammoth silhouettes! And he was only lacking the strength of one ancient mammoth from having a strength comparable to the first level of the Origin Core Stage.
"The day after tomorrow is the day the reinforcements go out to battle." Deep into the night, Duan Ling Tian sat cross-legged on his bed. He closed his eyes and cultivated for a while before preparing to sleep.
Right at this moment, the sound of his door being knocked resounded.
"Ke Er?" Duan Ling Tian's Spiritual Force perceived who was outside his door at the first moment.
Only when he opened the door did he notice that Ke Er was standing outside his door with her nightgown on.
Duan Ling Tian smiled as he asked, "Ke Er, it's so late. Why haven't you slept yet?"
"Young Master, you're going to the battlefield day after tomorrow...I...I want to lie with you...." Ke Er said, in a light voice, and her delicate body lightly trembled as her cheeks blushed.
Duan Ling Tian gulped down a mouthful of saliva, as the charming and bashful Ke Er was no different than a celestial maiden that had fallen into the mortal realm in his eyes....
In the end, Duan Ling Tian's lower regions went hot and he couldn't endure it any longer. He picked Ke Er up into his embrace and threw her on his bed.
After kicking his door shut, Duan Ling Tian seemed like a starved wolf as he pounced on Ke Er.
A dazzling red rose slowly bloomed atop the bed sheets, seeming amorous and beautiful.