Chapter 238: Identity Exposed
Translator: KurazyTolanzuraytor Editor: Lucas
Su Mo's body stiffened as he looked at the scene before him in a daze, and he was completely dumbfounded.
That Zhu Clan's Grand Elder, who was among the Zhu Clan members that had lost their lives, was an existence at the third level of the Nascent Soul Stage.
However, just like everyone else, he still wasn't able to react before he was struck down.
Dead without a doubt!
His gaze flickered with a slightly complicated sheen as he looked over at the violet-clothed young man with a carefree expression, and his heart trembled. "Looks like I got worried for nothing. There's actually such a terrifying powerhouse by this kids side."
The pair of husband and wife that had rushed over at almost the same time as Su Mo froze on the spot.
"Yan, that person by Duan Ling Tian's side...." the dignified and graceful beautiful woman said, and her beautiful face that had a carefree expression since the beginning until now had a trace of surprise.
"Yu, I'm far inferior to him." The middle-aged man by the beautiful woman's side had a complicated expression as he sighed.
The beautiful woman's eyes squinted when she heard what he said, and she completely lost her composure.
She was extremely clear that her husband was an existence at the Half-step Void Stage....
She knew that someone who even her husband felt himself to be inferior to would surely be an existence at the Void Prying Stage without a doubt!
Void Prying Stage!
In the restaurant's room, the Swallow Mountain County's County Governor, Pei Yuan's, pupils constricted, and because of holding on too forcefully, the tea cup within his hand transformed into a pile of fragments that scattered down onto the ground. However, he seemed to not notice in the slightest.
"Who the heck is this violet-clothed young man?" Pei Yuan's heart trembled, and he got up and left.
No matter who the violet-clothed young man was, the appearance of a Void Prying Stage powerhouse was already worthy of him, the County Governor of Swallow Mountain County, to personally make an appearance.
Duan Ling Tian walked step by step towards Zhu Liang.
Every step he took seemed to transform in an enormous hammer that fiercely smashed onto Zhu Liang's chest, causing Zhu Liang's face to flush....
Extremely deep despair arose within Zhu Liang's heart as he gazed at the violet-clothed young man before him.
He never imagined that the subordinate by this violet-clothed young man's side would be so terrifying. In the blink of an eye, before he could even react to it, the young man's subordinate had killed the entire group of Zhu Clan members that were present.
Amongst them, there was no lack of existences stronger than him.
"You....Why did you kill them?" Zhu Liang's voice lightly trembled, and he looked at Duan Ling Tian with an enraged expression.
"Why did I kill them?" Duan Ling Tian couldn't help but laugh, then he looked at Zhu Liang with a calm expression. "I gave you a chance earlier, right? They died because they were implicated by you...."
Zhu Liang's figure trembled. Only now did he realize the clear words of this violet-clothed young man from before: "Are you sure you want to go back on your word? Are you sure you want to bring the entire Zhu Clan down with you just for the sake of your life? I'll give you a chance, take your own life right now; otherwise, I'll annihilate your Zhu Clan!"
So it turned out that the violet-clothed young man wasn't deliberately mystifying himself when he said this; the young man wasn't talking nonsense.
He really had the ability!
Instantly, Zhu Liang's heart was filled with a bellyful of regret.
It was he who'd caused the deaths of the group of Zhu Clan members!
Dying earlier or later was still death, but now, even though he could live on for a while longer, he had caused the Zhu Clan to pay an extremely enormous price....
"You....Who the heck are you?" Zhu Liang looked at Duan Ling Tian with a face full of unwillingness.
When Zhu Liang finished speaking, the surrounding crowd of spectators turned their gazes onto Duan Ling Tian.
They were similarly curious about who the heck was this young man who had a subordinate that possessed such shocking strength was.
"Second Elder Zhu, you don't even know who he is, and you actually dared go back on your word in front of him?" Right at this moment, a voice abruptly sounded, and an aged old man moved back and forth through the crowd towards them. It was as if the old man had transformed into a slippery loach that no one was able to stop.
In the blink of an eye, the old man arrived at Duan Ling Tian's side.
"Geezer!" Earlier when he heard the voice, Duan Ling Tian felt it to be slightly familiar, and now when he saw the old man appear, Duan Ling Tian's gaze abruptly shone and a wide grin hung on his face.
He never would've imagined that he would be able to see an old friend when he came to County City.
The old man before him was no one else but precisely the former Aurora City's Alchemist Guild's Guild Master, Su Mo, who he had befriended in Aurora City.
At that time, Su Mo had become a grade seven alchemist under his guidance and then left Aurora City.
Su Mo's appearance caused quite a large stir.
"I recognize him, he's Vice Guild Master Su of our County City's Alchemist Guild."
"It's really Vice Guild Master Su!"
"This young man seems to be well acquainted with Vice Guild Master Su and directly called him 'geezer'...."
"Looks like the identity of this young man really isn't simple."
The surrounding crowd of spectators all had expressions of surprise when they saw the scene before them.
Su Mo, a grade seven alchemist and the Vice Guild Master of the County City's Alchemist Guild. His status within the County City was extremely special, and even the Swallow Mountain County's County Governor would have to be respectful when meeting him.
Zhu Liang's face went grim. It looked like his guess wasn't wrong, this violet-clothed young man's identity was indeed not simple.
"Su Mo, your movements really are fast." Right at this moment, a pair of husband and wife that were like a match made in heaven walked over in large strides, and everywhere they passed, the crowd would move aside.
"It's the Swallow Mountain County's Violet Tulip Trading Company's Branch President, Lin Yu!"
"Also her husband, the Violet Tulip Trading Company's Guard Commander in the County City, Ji Yan."
"This Guard Commander is a Void Stage powerhouse like the County Governor!"
The crowd clamored, as they had recognized the pair that walked over shoulder to shoulder.
"President Lin, Commander Ji." Su Mo lightly smiled to the two of them.
Zhu Liang only felt the sky go gloomy when he saw Lin Yu and Ji Yan appear....
Oh my god, these two know this violet-clothed youth as well?
Could anyone tell him who the heck this violet-clothed youth was?!
Duan Ling Tian's gaze descended onto the beautiful woman. He was slightly shocked by her beauty, then his gaze descended onto the middle-aged man beside the beautiful woman, and with just a glance, he was able to discern that this was a Half-step Void Stage powerhouse.
Thinking of how Su Mo addressed them, Duan Ling Tian guessed their identities.
"President Lin, I was just about to finish dealing with the matter and go thank you. I never expected that you and Commander Ji would come here first." Duan Ling Tian lightly smiled to Lin Yu and Ji Yan, and he spoke in a polite and respectful manner.
"Commander Duan, you're too kind. Being able to help you is Lin Yu's honor, and it is the Violet Tulip Trading Company's honor." As Lin Yu lightly smiled, her snake-like small waist started swaying, revealing infinite allure, causing one to have the impulse to forcefully pin her on the ground and ravage her.
Even though his Lin Yu wasn't young, she still retained her attractiveness and was an attractive stunner.
"Exactly, if Commander Duan needs any help, the entire Violet Tulip Trading Company will surely do all within its power!" Ji Yan said as well. Before Duan Ling Tian, this middle-aged man whose expression revealed a dignified aura lowered his head as well.
Not to mention Duan Ling Tian's identity, even that powerhouse by Duan Ling Tian's side was sufficient for him to bow.
Duan Ling Tian smiled as he said, "President Lin and Commander Ji are too kind. Lin Qi is my friend, and you two are his seniors, thus you're naturally my seniors....In the future, don't call me Commander Duan, it's fine to directly call me by my name." This time, he was truly grateful to this pair of husband and wife.
If it wasn't for them, he wouldn't have found out about the culprit that caused the death of Little Fei's grandfather so quickly.
Duan Ling Tian, Lin Yu, and her husband talked animatedly here, but the content of their chat instead caused a commotion in the surrounding crowd of spectators....
"President Lin Yu and Commander Ji Yan are the highest ranked people in charge of the Violet Tulip Trading Company's Branch in Swallow Mountain County, but when they face this young man, they seem to reveal a heartfelt modesty."
"Even if they meet the County Governor, they still would be unlikely to be like this, right?"
"Commander Duan....Duan surnamed....And so young....Could it be....Could it be that he's the Commander of the Embroidered Uniform Guard, Duan Ling Tian?"
The crowd burst into discussion, and before long, someone had guessed Duan Ling Tian's identity correctly.
Instantly, the crowd was stirred one again.
"What? He's Duan Ling Tian?!"
"I should have thought of this a long time ago. Within our Crimson Sky Kingdom, besides the Commander of the Embroidered Uniform Guard, Duan Ling Tian, who else would be able to break through to the Origin Core Stage before 20? However, I really never imagined that Commander Duan was actually a grade eight weapons craftsman as well."
"To be precise, he's a grade eight weapons craftsman that is capable of refining a grade eight spirit weapon that provides a 20% amplification in strength!"
"This time, the Zhu Clan really bit off more than they can chew!"
"Look at the expression of the Zhu Clan's Second Elder, it's as unsightly as unsightly can be. Now infinite regrets have probably arisen within his heart."
The crowd clamored, and gaze after gaze that contained a sense of laughing at Zhu Liang's misfortunes descended onto Zhu Liang's figure.
Zhu Liang's actions of going back on his words earlier had touched their bottom lines!
So, no matter how tragic Zhu Liang's end was, they still wouldn't pity him in the slightest.
Zhu Liang had brought all of this onto himself!
"Duan Ling Tian....He's Duan Ling Tian...." Zhu Liang was scared out of his wits as he looked at the violet-clothed young man that was talking animatedly with Su Mo, Lin Yu, and Ji Yan. And infinite regret arose within his heart.
If he knew earlier that this violet-clothed young man was the Commander of the Embroidered Uniform Guard that was famous throughout Crimson Sky Kingdom, even if he was any braver, he still wouldn't dare go back on his word!
He only felt a bellyful of regret as he looked at the pile of corpses beside his feet. It almost felt as if his regret would blast him into pieces!
"No....So many people of the clan have died for me. I must live....I must live!" The desire for survival arose within Zhu Liang's heart. He glanced at Duan Ling Tian vigilantly, then his leg jerked as Origin Energy exploded out. He directly rushed into the crowd, desiring to flee.
"Want to flee?" Duan Ling Tian's gaze went cold.
"Hmph!" Coldness appeared within Xiong Quan's eyes and his body jerked. He was going to capture Zhu Liang and bring him back.
It was impossible for Zhu Liang to flee before him.
However, Xiong Quan hadn't even rushed into the crowd when he noticed a figure that was like a great roc whistling over, and he had Zhu Liang in his hand.
The person that appeared now was a middle-aged man in luxurious clothing and with an imposing appearance.
"County Governor!" Su Mo was slightly surprised when he saw the person that had arrived.
The Swallow Mountain County's County Governor?
Duan Ling Tian's gaze descended onto the middle-aged man in luxurious clothing as well.