Chapter 32: Li Kun's Demise
Translator: / KurazyTolanzuraytor Editor: Lucas
"What a good sword!"
The moment the sword entered his hands, Li Huo could not help but exclaim in a low voice.
Sizing up the sword in his hand, he quickly noticed that it was forged from the Violet Meteorite from the other day. "Who forget this sword?"
"It was Manager Long," Duan Ling Tian truthfully said.
"No wonder. I was right to think that in the entire Fresh Breeze Town, there shouldn't be anyone else with such superb skill in forging besides him. The entire sword looks like it was shaped by nature; there are no manmade marks or traces on it."
Li Huo complemented the sword before casually returning it to Duan Ling Tian.
The little fatty's eyes shined brilliantly as he loudly shouted, "Boss, your sword is forged from Violet Ore, right? I'll go get Manager Long to forge me one later. This is the absolute best weapon for deceit!"
Duan Ling Tian shook his head. This guy loved to pretend he knew about things he didn't.
At this moment, Fifth Elder Li Ting gave the little fatty a smack on the back of his head. "Kid, don't come here and pretend you know about things you don't. How could Violet Ore have such strong malleability?"
Little Fatty pouted as he felt wronged. "How would I know?"
Everyone was amused by him and started laughing.
Abruptly, Patriarch Li Nan Feng looked towards Duan Ling Tian and asked, "Your movement technique was passed down to you by your teacher?"
Towards Li Nan Feng's inquiry, Duan Ling Tian was prepared. "Yes."
For a moment, including Li Nan Feng and Li Huo, all of the Li family elders besides Li Rou looked at Duan Ling Tian with envious gazes.
In their opinion, Duan Ling Tian being able to be the disciple of a grade seven Alchemist was extremely good fortune.
Duan Ling Tian was quiet for a moment before slowly saying, "Patriarch, at that time, my teacher gave me two sets of movement techniques and asked me to thoroughly memorize them; only then did he let me return... The movement technique that I cultivate requires an extremely strong flexibility of the body to be cultivated. The other movement technique is suitable for anyone to cultivate. I'll share it with the Li family. How about it?"
Duan Ling Tian's words caused the atmosphere in the audience hall to freeze up.
Heavy sounds of breathing could be heard one after another.
Li Nan Feng drew in a deep breath as he asked unsurely, "You...you really mean it?"
"Yes. Give me half a month's time so I can write it out."
Duan Ling Tian nodded, then he said, "This movement technique is a middle grade Profound rank movement technique named Swift Wind Steps!"
A middle grade Profound Rank movement technique?
The Li family members started breathing rapidly...
Looking at everyone's serious expressions, Duan Ling Tian smiled embarrassedly. "Of course, if the family is willing to give me some silver coins as repayment, I wouldn't mind..."
What Duan Ling Tian said caused the atmosphere in the room to ease up. Li Nan Feng readily said, "No problem. How about I give you another 100,000 silver coins?"
"Thank you, Patriarch."
Duan Ling Tian hurriedly expressed his gratitude.
The movement technique he mentioned was just the lowest ranked movement technique he could find in Rebirth Martial Emperor's entire memory, so he didn't expect it to be sold for 100,000 silver coins.
Li Nan Feng continued, "Of course, this movement technique is absolutely not only worth these few silver coins, but our Li family's liquid funds are insufficient, so we'll just give you 100,000 in advance. In the future, if you need anything, the Li family will help you without a doubt. I believe that all the fellow elders will agree with my decision."
The Li family elders hurriedly nodded. As far as they were concerned, the temptation of the movement technique was just too big!
"Then I'll go home and start writing down the movement technique and pass it to Patriarch as soon as possible."
Duan Ling Tian said his farewells and then left the audience hall together with Ke Er and his mother.
"Today's matter will be considered a family secret. No one is allowed to spread it!"
After Duan Ling Tian and his family left, LI Nan Feng's expression was extremely serious as he put down the gag order.
The elders nodded.
They all knew the weight of the matter; spreading the news at this moment would only disadvantage the Li family.
Fifth Elder Li Ting gave a stare to the little fatty who was eagerly looking out. "Stinking kid, did you hear him?"
"Yes, I did."
Little fatty nodded. His expression had a sense of loss.
"What's wrong with you now?"
Li Ting frowned as he asked this.
"Father, did you notice that Boss was ignoring me? It must be because I told you about Fang Qiang breaking through. Boss is angry now. Sigh, if I knew this would happen earlier, I wouldn't have told you."
Little fatty said in all seriousness.
Li Ting slapped the little fatty on the head again. "What did you say just now? Say it again."
A wise man knows when to retreat. The little fatty hurriedly shook his head.
The Li family disciple with a different surname, Duan Ling Tian, who was at the seventh level of the Body Tempering stage, killed the Fang family's Manager, Fang Qiang, who was a first level Core Formation martial artist, with only one sword strike. News of this quickly spread throughout the entire Fresh Breeze Town.
This made Fresh Breeze Town once again see Duan Ling Tian in a new light.
"Only fifteen but so monstrous; once he grows up, will Fresh Breeze Town still be able to hold him?"
"Forget about Fresh Breeze Town; with his natural talent, even in the large cities outside, how many of those large clans' genius disciples will be able to compete with him?"
"With only his seventh level Body Tempering cultivation and one sword strike, he killed a first level Core Formation martial artist... Unbelievable, truly unbelievable!"
"I heard he even used a movement technique. Even in our Fresh Breeze Town's three families, I've never heard of any family having a movement technique...."
"I wonder where he learned his movement technique from."
The news that spread across Fresh Breeze Town and gave rise to much discussion naturally spread to the Li family and every Li family member.
In a spacious courtyard, a shrill and sorrowful cry sounded. With it came a trace of endless pain.
Following the first cry was a second slightly immature sorrowful cry.
In the room, a youth whose body seemed as if it didn't have any bones lied on a bed. One of his hands was tightly grasping a bloodied dagger while the other hand's wrist had been cut open.
The blood was still wet, so it was obviously cut open recently.
At this moment, the youth breathed his last breath.
"No, no... Little Jie, Little Jie!"
This middle-aged man was in his prime, but now he looked like he had aged over ten years. His sideburns had become completely white thanks to the recent events.
His face was filled with melancholy, but that quickly changed into a sinister expression. "Duan Ling Tian, Duan Ling Tian... I want you dead, I want you dead!"
This person was indeed the Li family's Seventh Elder, Li Kun.
He didn't expect that his son would feel so much despair that he'd commit suicide when he heard the news about Duan Ling Tian killing Fang Qiang instead of being killed.
He knew that during these past few months, the only thing that made his son want to continue living was his desire to see Duan Ling Tian killed by Fang Qiang...
But who would have known that Duan Ling Tian wouldn't be killed and was even living happily.
He had even become the Li family's "Hero!"
"Dad, let's not fight with Duan Ling Tian anymore. Now even the Grand Elder stands at his side; we can't defeat him, we can't."
Li Xin was drenched in tears as he persuaded his father.
Duan Ling Tian's dominating demeanor caused him to feel despair.
LI Kun's face distorted as he raised his hand and slapped Li Xin on the head while coldly saying, "You useless thing, that's the person who caused your brother's death. He is our mortal enemy. I can't believe you're actually talking like this. Are you worthy of your brother?"
Li Xin stood there in the side full of grievance, his eyes were red, but he did not dare to even breathe loudly.
"Help your brother change his clothes. Once dad gets back, we'll bury him properly," Li Kun said to Li Xin before quickly walking out of the house without even turning back.
"Dad, what are you going to do?" Li Xin hurriedly asked, but Li Kun completely ignored him.
Li Kun exited the courtyard, left the Li family estate, and walked straight toward the Fang family estate.
A sinister expression filled his face. "Patriarch, Grand Elder, don't blame me... If you want to blame someone, then blame yourselves for standing by a disciple with a different surname and giving up on my son!"
He had a plan in his heart. He planned to tell the Fang family about the Six Treasures Body Tempering Liquid's medicinal formula that was in Duan Ling Tian's possession.
He was confident that the Fang family would surely be interested in the Six Treasures Body Tempering Liquid. At that time, when the Fang family and the Li family starts disputing over the matter, combined with the Fang family's and Duan Ling Tian's grievances, the Fang family will surely not let Duan Ling Tian off.
Seeing the Fang family estate in front of his eyes, the corner of Li Kun's mouth curled into a cold smile.
For the sake of taking revenge for his son, he chose to betray his family...
But just when he was about to reach the main door of the Fang family estate, he felt his eyes go black and he lost consciousness.
When he dizzily awoke, he noticed that he was in a sealed, secret chamber.
In the chamber were two people looking at him calmly. When he recognized them, his expression couldn't help but change. "Patriarch, Grand Elder, why are you two here?"
"Li Kun, we gave you a chance."
Li Nan Feng gazed at him with a complicated expression as he sighed.
As if he realized something, Li Kun's expression changed greatly, then he kneeled on the floor and started crying. "I'm wrong, I'm wrong! Patriarch, forgive me. I still want to keep my life to watch my son grow up!"
"Take wrong one step, and every step after will also be wrong... Li Kun, you have been blinded by hatred. Have you ever truly thought about it? The conflict between your family and the Ninth Elder's family, where did it actually start from? Don't tell me it's only the fault of the Ninth Elder's family?" Li Huo said indifferently. In his palm was a white flame that was slowly burning, emitting a trace of a terrifying aura.
When Li Kun saw this, he instantly guessed what was going to happen next. His face distorted as he pleaded, "Grand Elder, don't, don't..."
The white flame in Li Huo's hand jumped out and instantly expanded, enveloping Li Kun.
Instantly, Li Kun wasn't even able to emit a shrill cry before he was completely vaporized, only leaving behind a pile of residue.
An alchemist's Pill Fire was one of the hottest fires on Cloud Continent...
Only a weapons craftsman's Weapon Flame could be compared to it.
"Li Jie committed suicide?"
Duan Ling Tian was slightly shocked when he heard of this, but he didn't feel any pity.
At that time, if Li Jie hadn't proclaimed that he would cripple him, due to the fact they were both of the same family, he would not have been so merciless towards Li Jie.
It could be said that what happened to Li Jie was all his own doing.
What Duan Ling Tian was worried about now was the reaction of Seventh Elder Li Kun.
Seventh Elder Li Kun was a third level Core Formation martial artist; if he really wanted to attack Duan Ling Tian, he could find a chance at any moment as they were both in the Li family estate.
But Duan Ling Tian quickly heard that Seventh Elder Li Kun had gone missing; it was as if he had vanished into thin air.
Outside Fresh Breeze Town.
Two figures that were fatigued from their journey rode their horses into Fresh Breeze Town. One of them was a middle-aged man and the other a twenty-something-year-old young man.
The young man's expression had a lofty arrogance as he said disdainfully, "Fourth Uncle, this broken down town isn't even as big as our Duan family estate."