Chapter 260: Megrez Peak
Translator: KurazyTolanzuraytor Editor: Lucas
A young man just happened to be standing behind Duan Ling Tian.
The young man originally gritted his teeth and tried his best to forcefully hold on....
However, when he saw the leisurely and carefree Duan Ling Tian before him lazily stretching, he couldn't hold on any longer, and he lost his focus, then his body trembled before crashing onto the ground.
The sound from behind startled Duan Ling Tian, and he turned around to take a look.
The young man that had collapsed on the ground had a face covered in bitterness, and when he noticed Duan Ling Tian turning around, his eyes nearly went black and passed out.
Oh my god!
What did he see?
The young man that stood before him was actually a young man that wasn't even 20!
He suddenly felt that he'd wasted his life for all these years!
Duan Ling Tian noticed the young man that had collapsed on the ground staring at him and couldn't help but ask in wonder, "Friend, are you alright?"
The young man opened his mouth when he heard Duan Ling Tian, but in the end, he didn't say anything....
The imposing manner of Test Elder enveloped them, causing it to be difficult for him to speak.
In his heart, only one thought remained:
This violet-clothed young man is simply abnormal!
Bang! Bang! Bang! Bang!
After half an hour, one by one the young men collapsed onto the ground, and only 100 young men still remained standing.
Meanwhile, the imposing manner of Test Elder was withdrawn.
Duan Ling Tian looked around at his surroundings. He noticed that amongst the young men that were standing, some of them had similar ages to him, and the cultivation of these people hadn't yet broken through to the Origin Core Stage.
They obviously could hold on because of their shocking will.
"A test like this is really interesting, it's direct enough and straightforward enough." Duan Ling Tian secretly thought in his heart.
Along with the withdrawal of Test Elder's imposing manner, everyone instantly felt the pressure on their bodies lessen, and brilliant smiles hung upon the faces of the people who still remained standing. Whereas the 53 people who were collapsed on the ground all had bitter smiles and helpless expressions.
"You two, take them down the peak." Test Elder instructed the two Seven Star Sword Sect inner court disciples behind him.
"Yes." The two Seven Star Sword Sect inner court disciples brought the 53 people who had just stood up with difficulty to leave.
These 53 people could be considered to have come here for nothing.
"Congratulations to all of you for becoming outer court disciples of our Seven Star Sword Sect." Test Elder's gaze flashed passed all hundred young men, including Duan Ling Tian, and he slowly said, "Now, I'll roughly introduce our Seven Star Sword Sect to you....Our Seven Star Sword Sect is divided into seven great sword peaks, and the Dubhe Peak is the main peak amongst them.
"The cultivation locations in the main peak belongs to the Seven Star Sword Sect higher-ups and the inner court disciples.
"Outer court disciples cultivate on the other six peaks....Among the outer court six peaks, the Alkaid Peak is the cultivation location for the outer court female disciples. The other five peaks are the cultivation locations for the outer court male disciples."
Speaking up to this point, Test Elder continued. "Now, the elders of the other five peaks and the inner court disciples they brought along will each choose 20 people from amongst you....In the future, all of you will be the outer court disciples of the peak that the elder who choose you is from. As for other details and introductions, the elders of each peak will give all of you a detailed account."
"Alkaid Peak, the cultivation location for the female outer court disciples?" Duan Ling Tian shook his head with a smile. That was no different than a kingdom of women.
Meanwhile, under the instructions of Test Elder, the other elders of the other five peaks brought along the disciples behind them and walked over in large strides.
"Hmm?" When these people came close, Duan Ling Tian noticed a familiar figure. Duan Ling Tian never expected that he would encounter this person here.
Among the three outer court disciples behind an old man that had a goatee, one of them could be considered to be an old acquaintance of Duan Ling Tian.
It was precisely one of the three Seven Star Sword Sect disciples he'd encountered in the restaurant five days ago.
One of the Seven Star Sword Sect outer court disciples.
Because of the far distance between them earlier, Duan Ling Tian didn't notice this person.
In next to no time, Duan Ling Tian noticed that this Seven Star Sword Sect outer court disciple had noticed him as well, and not only that, this Seven Star Sword Sect outer court disciple didn't seem surprised when he noticed Duan Ling Tian, as if he'd known of Duan Ling Tian's existence since long ago.
"Perhaps when Ke Er and Li Fei left with the Alkaid Peak's Elder Bi, he'd already guesses that I was here," Duan Ling Tian thought secretly in his heart.
Meanwhile, the elders of the other five peaks had already arrived before them with the outer court disciples behind them.
Duan Ling Tian noticed that the outer court disciple he had enmity with directly charged towards him. The outer court disciple had a smile of victory on the corners of his mouth as he threw a small command token to Duan Ling Tian. "In the future, you're an outer court disciple of our Megrez Peak."
Duan Ling Tian's brows knitted as he caught the command token, and when he looked carefully, he noticed that this was the command token of the Seven Star Sword Sect's Megrez Peak's disciple.
A smile of mischief appeared on the face of this Seven Star Sword Sect outer court disciple, then he looked at Duan Ling Tian and inclined his body forward to come close to Duan Ling Tian, and he said, in a low voice, "Kid, I never expected to encounter you here. Enemies really are bound to meet....I'm truly curious, without that Nascent Soul martial artist to rely on here, will you kneel before me and plead for mercy?"
"Kneel and plead for mercy?" Duan Ling Tian couldn't refrain from bursting out into a laugh when he heard what this outer court disciple said.
In the blink of an eye, Duan Ling Tian withdrew the smile from his face and put an expressionless face as he crossed eyes with the outer court disciple, then he slowly said a word. "Idiot!"
"You!" This Seven Star Sword Sect outer court disciple never imagined that Duan Ling Tian would still dare to be perverse before him now. His face instantly sank and he gnashed his teeth. "Kid, you'll regret it...."
Duan Ling Tian yawned then paid no further attention to this outer court disciple. He walked over to the old man with the goatee, the elder of Megrez Peak.
Meanwhile, the Megrez Peak had chosen the allocated 20 people.
"I'm Lu Qiu, the outer court elder of Megrez Peak....In the future, all of you can address me as Elder Lu," the old man with a goatee said, to the 20 new outer court disciples.
"Elder Lu." Instantly, many people took the lead to greet him, as they were thinking of getting familiar with Elder Lu.
"All of you have just entered the sect and don't know of many things. I'll take all of you back to Megrez Peak now. I and these three senior brothers of yours will explain the things you need to pay attention to in the Seven Star Sword Sect on the way." As soon as he finished speaking, Lu Qiu brought Duan Ling Tian and the others to continue ascending Dubhe Peak.
On the way, Lu Qiu's voice sounded out. "Since all of you have entered the Seven Star Sword Sect, you must abide by the rules of Seven Star Sword Sect....Disciples of the Seven Star Sword Sect must not use their strength to bully the weak! This is the thousands of years old decree of the sect since its establishment.
"Besides that, unless on the life and death arena, sect disciples within Seven Star Sword Sect must not kill each other! Violators will be severely punished without mercy according to the rules of the sect!"
As he finished speaking, his tone had a sense of coldness within, causing chills to run down one's spine.
"Elder Lu, what's the life and death arena?" Instantly, one the outer court disciples that had just entered Seven Star Sword Sect couldn't refrain from asking.
Lu Qiu looked at one of the outer court disciples beside him. "Huo Xin, explain it."
The person that Lu Qiu called upon wasn't anyone else, it was precisely that Seven Star Sword Sect outer court disciple that was enemies with Duan Ling Tian.
However, before Lu Qiu, Huo Xin was reverent and respectful and didn't dare be inattentive in the slightest.
Huo Xin's gaze descended onto the group of Seven Star Sword Sect outer court disciples that had just entered the sect, and when his gaze flashed past Duan Ling Tian, it seemed to have a strand of a cold light mixed within.
Of course, when this cold light flashed by, only Duan Ling Tian, the target of the coldness, was able to notice it.
"Huo Xin?" The corners of Duan Ling Tian's mouth curled into a sneer. He was disdainful towards the cold light that flashed within Huo Xin's eyes.
As far as he was concerned, this Huo Xin was nothing more than a clown.
"The life and death arena is an extremely special existence in our Seven Star Sword Sect.....Every one of the seven great sword peaks of Seven Star Sword Sect has their own life and death arena. This life and death arena is the place where disciples vent irreconcilable enmities. Once one enters the life and death arena, it is equivalent to putting one's own life as a wager.
"Entering the life and death arena also means that the enmity won't end until one of the parties die....The life and death arena is the one and only place within our Seven Star Sword Sect where one doesn't have to take any responsibility for killing someone!" Huo Xin slowly spoke. As he finished, his gaze once again descended onto Duan Ling Tian's figure, and there was no lack of provocation within it.
As if he was asking Duan Ling Tian.
Do you dare enter the life and death arena with me?
In next to no time, Huo Xin noticed that Duan Ling Tian hadn't looked him in the eye from the beginning until the end, and this caused his face to go even gloomier. When was he ever ignored by someone like this?
More importantly, the person that ignored him was an outer court disciple that had only just entered Seven Star Sword Sect!
"Kid, I'll make you die sooner or later!" Dense killing intent arose within Huo Xin's heart. The current him wasn't purely wanting to get back at Duan Ling Tian for the loss of face in the restaurant five days ago.
In his heart, he'd already completely hated this violet-clothed young man.
Along with Huo Xin finishing his speech, besides Duan Ling Tian, who was still composed, all the outer court disciples who had just entered the Seven Star Sword Sect more or less experienced changes in their expressions, and some of them were terrified to the point that their faces went ghastly pale.
Life and death arena!
No end until one party dies!
No need to take responsibility for killing someone!
The corners of Duan Ling Tian's mouth curled into a smile.
This life and death arena was really a great place.
Of course, Duan Ling Tian was also clear in his heart that the existence of the life and death arena was only capable of restricting Seven Star Sword Sect disciples from killing each other up to a certain extent....
Secretly, so long as it's not noticed by another, one can still kill and not need to take any responsibility.
The existence of the life and death arena was only to cause the Seven Star Sword Sect disciples to not dare kill another under the circumstances that someone else is present.
If no one was present, there would be no difference whether there was a life and death arena or not.
Before long, Lu Qiu spoke again. "After all of you become members of Megrez Peak, I hope all of you can bring honor to Megrez Peak.... So long as someone brings honor to Megrez Peak, the Megrez Peak will absolutely not treat you shabbily."
What Lu Qiu said caused all the 20 outer court disciples who had just entered Seven Star Sword Sect to be stunned.
"Elder Lu, what do you mean by this?" One of the new outer court disciples had a bewildered expression and couldn't stop himself from asking.