Chapter 84: Crystal Wall Inscription
Translator: KurazyTolanzuraytor Editor: Lucas
"You heard everything?"
Li Fei's angel-like face was red as an apple.
Duan Ling Tian's hand slowly rubbed the young girl's lovely hair as he said, in a gentle voice, "Little Fei, I will take good care of you in the future."
"If you dare bully me in the future, I'll snip it off."
Li Fei glared at Duan Ling Tian, assuming a posture of cutting off Duan Ling Tian's little brother.
"Who did you learn that from?"
Duan Ling Tian's face was pale. This was no joke.
Li Fei laughed complacently.
"Why do I feel like a sheep that entered the den of a tiger?"
Duan Ling Tian laughed bitterly.
Looking at Li Fei's pair of beautiful eyes and feeling the warmth off her body, Duan Ling Tian's lower regions started to burn.
Just when he was about to do something.
"Fei, has Ling Tian left?"
The old man's voice sounded from outside.
When the old man saw the youth and young girl that came out of the room, he had a weird expression.
"Grandfather, nothing happened between us."
Li Fei explained in panic.
"Right, there's nothing. Grandfather, err... I'll be leaving first."
Duan Ling Tian was like a kid who was caught stealing candy, hurriedly fleeing.
While he left Li Fei's home, Duan Ling Tian's mood was elated.
After today's events, the relationship between him and Li Fei was completely obvious.
At the same time, he had no choice but to be on alert.
After all, there was still someone that was waiting for a chance to take his life.
"Maybe it's time to take care of this," Duan Ling Tian muttered to himself.
He then directly left the Li Clan Estate and entered the Misty Forest inner area by himself to hunt fierce beasts.
For the next few days, he left the Li Clan Estate at around the same time.
"He can really maintain his equanimity."
In the Misty Forest inner area, after killing a fierce beast, Duan Ling Tian's eyes flickered.
But what he didn't lack was patience.
Deep at night.
In a vast courtyard, Li Qing greeted the old man who had just returned. "Grandfather, that Duan Ling Tian has been continuously going to the Misty Forest by himself for a few days now. Are there any results from your secret observations in these past few days?"
"I was originally worried that Su Mo would trail behind and protect him, but I noticed that when Duan Ling Tian went to the Misty Forest, Su Mo always stayed in the Alchemist Guild and didn't go out. Since a while back, he seemed to have cut off all relations with Duan Ling Tian..."
Li Tai's brows jerked lightly. He was slightly puzzled.
"Maybe they never had any relationship all along, and it was just us overthinking things," Li Qing said.
Li Tai nodded.
The next day, dawn.
Looking at the five ancient mammoth silhouettes that floated above him, Duan Ling Tian had a smile on his face.
After days of effort, he had finally completed the tempering of his fleshly body for the first level of the Core Formation Stage, allowing his fleshly body's strength to increase by the strength of one ancient mammoth.
Now he was confident that even if he fought a martial artist at the third level of the Core Formation Stage, he would be capable of dominating his opponent!
After having his breakfast, Duan Ling Tian once again went out by himself.
This time, when he entered the Misty Forest, he started to enter even deeper inside the inner area, as the fierce beasts on the outskirts of the inner area were unable to pose a threat and pressure him at his current strength.
After a short moment, Duan Ling Tian bumped into a fierce beast that had a savage appearance.
Growing on its body were tumor-like spikes, and it had a pair of eyes that flickered with a green light. It appeared to look somewhat similar to a wolf but entirely larger by a whole size.
The fierce beast let out a howl and pounced towards Duan Ling Tian.
Instantly, above the fierce beast, four ancient mammoth silhouettes appeared.
In other words, this fierce beast's strength was comparable to a martial artist at the third level of the Core Formation Stage.
But fierce beasts were naturally able to precisely control their strength and could even be considered to have reached the acme of perfection. Its strength even surpassed an ordinary martial artist's that was at the third level of the Core Formation Stage.
"Bring it on!"
Duan Ling Tian's eyes shone brightly.
He didn't even plan to use his Violet Myrtle Flexible Sword.
Spirit Serpent Movement Technique!
Duan Ling Tian's entire body flashed out, his speed far surpassing that of the fierce beast that was pouncing towards him.
He exploded forth with his full strength of five ancient mammoths.
Drawing his body back like a heavy bow, Duan Ling Tian swung out his fist, smashing straight upon the fierce beast's head and blasting it flying.
The fierce beast's enormous body caused dirt to suffuse in the air when it hit the ground.
Exhaling a breath of pent up feelings, Duan Ling Tian quickly walked up towards the fierce beast.
The fierce beast's pupils that flickered with a green light had a trace of fear flash past as it slowly stood up and growled at Duan Ling Tian before turning around and fleeing.
Duan Ling Tian was briefly stunned before he was able to react.
"Want to flee?"
The corners of Duan Ling Tian's mouth had curled into a smile as his body jerked.
Spirit Serpent Movement Technique!
Duan Ling Tian's speed was greatly superior to the fierce beast's, so he caught up to it in the blink of an eye.
Maybe it knew that it wouldn't be able to escape today. As the fierce beast's eyes emitted a fierce light, it desperately pounced towards Duan Ling Tian.
This time, Duan Ling Tian seized the opportunity, and shattered the fierce beast's skull with a few punches.
"I wonder what type of fierce beast this is. Its fur and skin should sell for some money," Duan Ling Tian muttered to himself.
"That is a Spike Wolf. Its fur and skin combined can be sold for 1,000 silver."
Just at this moment, an elderly voice sounded from behind Duan Ling Tian, answering his question.
Duan Ling Tian slowly turned around.
Standing in front of him was a tall old man.
On the old man's clothes, there was a Li Clan crest as well.
"A member of the Li Clan!" Duan Ling Tian thought in his heart as he vaguely guessed the identity of this old man.
"Only sixteen years old, the strength of five ancient mammoths... I have to say, your natural talent, not to mention in Aurora City, even in the entire Crimson Sky Kingdom, it is sufficient to be in the top of first-rate natural talents."
The old man's gaze descended upon Duan Ling Tian as he said, with slight pity, "Unfortunately, today you'll surely die!"
"Grand Elder, are you so sure that I'll surely die?"
Duan Ling Tian laughed.
"You recognize me?"
Li Tai's pupils constricted.
In his memories, Duan Ling Tian should have never seen him before.
"Among the old men of the Li Clan who want to kill me, besides you, the grandfather of Li Qing, I really can't think of a second person."
Duan Ling Tian laughed as he spoke.
"You're about to die and you can still laugh?"
Li Tai's expression turned grim.
At the same time, he couldn't help himself from looking at the surroundings in vigilance. His first thought was that there was a high possibility of someone protecting Duan Ling Tian nearby; otherwise, Duan Ling Tian wouldn't dare be so unperturbed
"Grand Elder, you don't have to continue looking. No one followed me here."
Duan Ling Tian smiled indifferently.
"No one followed you?"
Li Tai's brows knit. "Aren't you afraid of death?"
"Of course I'm afraid; no one is able to be unafraid of death," Duan Ling Tian said truthfully.
"Then you still have the mood to continue laughing?" Li Tai asked, in a grim voice.
Duan Ling Tian's eyes narrowed as he asked, "Grand Elder, I'm really curious though, could it be that if I don't laugh now, you will let me go?"
"Of course not. Today, you must die!" Li Tai grunted coldly.
"Whether I laugh or not doesn't make any difference, so why should I put on a wailing expression?"
The smile on Duan Ling Tian's face grew more and more wide.
"I'm not going to waste my breath on you! Die!"
Li Tai's gaze turned cold as he stepped out, pulling forth a line of afterimages at extreme speed.
Above him, nearly a hundred ancient mammoth silhouettes dashed forward, their imposing manner piercing through the sky.
Li Tai slapped out his palm, bringing a vast amount of Origin Energy with it.
Immediately, the sounds of air exploding continuously rose and fell.
And a shapeless gust of wind whistled as it swept through the surrounding bushes...
A jet of pressure enveloped Duan Ling Tian.
Spirit Serpent Movement Technique!
Under Li Tai's briefly stunned gaze, Duan Ling Tian directly rushed towards him as if moving forward to receive his palm strike.
"Is this kid mad?"
Duan Ling Tian's hand grasped onto the Violet Myrtle Flexible Sword's hilt on his waist.
Sword Drawing Arts!
His sword moved like a bolt of lightning, aiming straight for Li Tai's chest. It flashed straight out as if transforming into a violet, venomous snake.
Li Tai sneered. His descending palm spun around and instead slapped towards the blade of the Violet Myrtle Flexible Sword.
"This is the moment I've been waiting for!"
Duan Ling Tian's Origin Energy started trembling violently and poured into the Violet Myrtle Flexible Sword's blade.
Instantly, on the blade, a bloody gleam jumped about.
A bloody gleam that looked like a waning crescent moon flashed straight towards Li Tai's chest.
At this moment, Li Tai's palm strike descended, and the Violet Myrtle Flexible Sword in Duan Ling Tian's hand was slapped flying.
Duan Ling Tian's hand shook as his palm split open, bleeding profusely.
"Inscription!" Li Tai exclaimed in a low voice.
The blood red waning crescent moon shattered Li Tai's defensive qi barrier.
Just when Duan Ling Tian thought the force from the Blood Crescent Inscription was going to pierce through Li Tai's body.
The pendant on Li Tai's neck flickered with a strand of a dark blue brilliance, condensed into a dark blue crystal wall, and blocked the force of the Blood Crescent Inscription.
The pendant shattered after completing its mission.
"Crystal Wall Inscription!"
Duan Ling Tian's face distorted. After all the planning and calculations, he never expected that Li Tai would have a Crystal Wall Inscription on him.
The Crystal Wall Inscription was a defensive inscription
In terms of grades, it even was not a bit inferior to the Blood Crescent Inscription.
Duan Ling Tian felt a wave of powerlessness.
He had entered the Misty Forest daily in these past few days just to use himself as bait and attract Li Tai into his trap.
He was confident he could kill Li Tai if used the Blood Crescent Inscription.
But how could he have known that this Li Tai would actually have a Crystal Wall Inscription...
It had blocked his only resort!
The force of two inscriptions collided together. Li Tai's body was affected by the force and flew out more than ten meters away. Only then was he able to stabilize himself.
"Duan Ling Tian, I didn't expect you to have such a formidable inscription."
Li Tai's face was extremely gloomy. Today, he nearly failed miserably in such an easy task.
Just now, if it wasn't for him activating his defensive inscription in time, he would have died without a doubt!
In his heart, a coldness emerged.
Duan Ling Tian took a deep breath, and said, slightly helplessly, "Even I didn't expect that you would actually have a defensive inscription."
Inscriptions. There were various kinds; there were offensive inscriptions, defensive inscriptions, and assistive inscriptions.
The Blood Crescent Inscription belonged to the offensive inscriptions type.
Li Tai took a deep breath, and said, word for word, "Today, if it wasn't for me having a defensive inscription, I would have surely died... No wonder you weren't one bit surprised you saw me; you already knew I was coming and planned to kill me with that inscription, right?"
At this moment, the sixteen-year-old youth in front of him caused him to have a slightly frightened feeling...
Being able to think things through so thoroughly at such an age, once he grows up in the future, he will undoubtedly be a great figure.
He even couldn't stop himself from thinking that if his grandson Li Qing had even half of what this youth had, he wouldn't need to worry about him anymore.
At this point, Duan Ling Tian wasn't afraid to admit it.
A wave of bitterness flushed through his heart.
"It wasn't f**cking easy for me to get the chance to cross over to this world and achieve rebirth.
"Could it be that I'm really going to die here today?"