Chapter 89: The Son of the County Governor
Translator: KurazyTolanzuraytor Editor: Lucas
Faster! Faster! Faster!
At this instant, Duan Ling Tian wished he could attach wings to himself and fly straight into Triumph City.
As long as he entered the city, he would be safe.
Eventually, under Duan Ling Tian's perturbed and fearful gaze, the old man stopped, obviously going to look at the youth's injuries.
Duan Ling Tian heaved a sigh of relief. Only now did he realize that his clothes had long been drenched with cold sweat.
At this moment, he felt like he had abruptly risen to the heavens from hell.
Even though the old man didn't continue to pursue him, Duan Ling Tian didn't dare to hesitate as he rode his Ferghana Horse directly into the city.
He heard the exclamations of bystanders the instant he entered the city.
"Another Ferghana Horse!"
"Could it be that the Ferghana Horse that passed by earlier was his?"
Duan Ling Tian heard the discussions of the crowd.
He frowned as he directly jumped off the steed, and while everyone present had their gazes on the Ferghana Horse, he seized the opportunity and left.
He concealed himself inside the crowded streets and vanished.
"Could it be that the trend nowadays is to throw Ferghana Horses about?"
"This is a Ferghana Horse that's worth 10,000 gold... But that youth seemed to throw it away like throwing trash."
Many people were dumbstruck.
Just at this moment, the gazes of everyone present moved towards the direction of the city's gate.
An elderly figure dragged out a string of afterimages as he instantly arrived before the Ferghana Horse.
"Did anyone see the violet-clothed youth that galloped into the city?"
The old man's eyes were like lightning as they swept past the crowd, causing them to feel chills running down their spines.
"He went that way!"
Someone pointed out the direction that Duan Ling Tian left in.
The old man's figure disappeared into the crowd.
"Too fast, I'm a Core Formation martial artist, but I couldn't even catch the shadow of his figure."
"Probably an Origin Core Stage powerhouse."
"I've seen the Zhong Clan's Second Elder, Zhong Ying, battle; Zhong Ying is a martial artist at the seventh level of the Origin Core Stage, but his speed didn't seem to be as fast as this.
The crowd was in an uproar.
Duan Ling Tian twisted and turned, circling around more than half of Triumph City, until night fell. Only then did he heave a sigh of relief.
Duan Ling Tian glanced at the clothes on his body as he said to himself, "Now I need to change my clothes, or else it will be too obvious."
Suddenly, Duan Ling Tian noticed a figure walking towards him.
Looking at the figure, it was a youth that had a similar height as him.
"Mom and Dad will surely be very happy. From tomorrow onwards, I'll be a servant of the Zhong Clan, and my monthly pay will be ten silver," the youth muttered to himself, and then he started humming a song as he walked into the alley.
But he quickly quieted down because his throat seemed to be gripped.
Under the moonlight, the dark violet sharp sword flickered with an icy cold brilliance.
The youth was so scared that he shut his eyes and fearfully said, "Spare my life, sir. I don't have any money, I really don't have any money."
Duan Ling Tian was slightly speechless.
Who wants your money!?
"Take off your clothes," Duan Ling Tian said.
"Ah! Sir, you...you want to..."
The youth's body shivered, even his voice started to tremble.
"Cut the crap, take off your clothes!" Duan Ling Tian said slightly impatiently.
The youth nodded as he quickly removed his clothes.
Duan Ling Tian removed the clothes on his body and changed into the youth's clothes.
But when Duan Ling Tian finished changing, he noticed that the youth had removed his own pants and was leaning against the wall with his bare butt facing him. The youth's body was incessantly trembling. "Sir, you must be more gentle, I...I'm still a virgin..."
Duan Ling Tian was utterly dumbfounded.
This guy, what did he take him for?
Even if he wanted to rape someone, he wouldn't need to go to the extent of finding a man, right?
"F**k off! I only want your clothes."
Duan Ling Tian withdrew his sword and gave the youth a kick on the butt.
The youth cried out in pain and said, with a wronged expression, "Sir, why didn't you say that earlier...Wuwu...My innocence..."
"Do I look like that sort of person?" Duan Ling Tian muttered to himself while giving the youth a glare. He then left the alley.
The night market of Triumph City was similar to Aurora City, bustling with noise and excitement.
After buying a mask at one of the night market stalls and putting it on in a secluded place, Duan Ling Tian headed to Ghastly Shadow's point of operation in Triumph City.
Tang Ying had told him beforehand of the location of Ghastly Shadows point of operations, so he quickly located it.
He walked in with large strides and arrived before the counter.
Behind the counter was a young woman around the age of 22 or 23. Her seductive body, which was like a water serpent, a pair of magnificent jade hills that seemed ready to burst out at any moment, combined with her icy cold face, it formed a striking contrast.
Noticing Duan Ling Tian wearing a mask, the woman wasn't surprised; it was as if it was a common occurrence.
"Wang Clan, outer court disciple, Wang Zhen."
Duan Ling Tian looked at the young woman, suppressed his voice to a low degree, and faked a husky voice as he spoke.
"10,000 silver deposit, confirmation after three days."
The young woman's voice was incomparably icy cold without a shred of feeling.
Duan Ling Tian laid on the counter the silver bills he withdrew from his Spatial Ring before coming here, he then turned around and left.
He had already been informed by Tang Ying about the Ghastly Shadow's rules.
After leaving Ghastly Shadows point of operations, Duan Ling Tian took a few circles in the surrounding area. After confirming that he wasn't followed, he took off his mask and shattered it to pieces.
Subsequently, he returned to the noisy night market and had some barbeque. Only then did he look for a nearby inn to stay at.
"Two Ferghana Horses and a Nascent Soul powerhouse."
Recalling the incident that took place this morning, Duan Ling Tian's heart sunk.
To have a Nascent Soul Stage powerhouse as an escort, the youth and young girl's identities would certainly not be simple. It was extremely likely that they were members of one of the large clans in the County City.
"But only the youth and the young girl can recognize my appearance."
Thinking up to this point, he heaved a sigh of relief.
After pondering for a moment, he went out once more and bought some makeup.
In his previous lifetime, as a mercenary, Duan Ling Tian was skilled in various concealment and infiltration techniques, and that included disguising.
After spending half an hour, Duan Ling Tian's handsome cheeks had undergone a change, becoming extremely ordinary.
"Not bad, my skills haven't deteriorated."
Looking in the mirror, Duan Ling Tian nodded in satisfaction.
With these ordinary cheeks, no matter how one looked at them, it was utterly impossible to notice any traces of having put on makeup...
This face was one of those faces that if thrown into a crowd, no one would be able to find it anymore.
"Now, even if they see me once more, it will be impossible for them to recognize me."
After he finished putting on his makeup, Duan Ling Tian felt at ease for the moment.
At dawn the next day, seizing the opportunity of when the manager was still in a daze from drowsiness, he directly checked-out.
If he wanted to completely conceal himself, then he must not leave any trace behind.
This manager had seen his real appearance.
After walking out of the inn, Duan Ling Tian went to a restaurant for breakfast in the open.
The steaming hot breakfast allowed him to enjoy it to his heart's content.
"I wonder who it was. So ruthless. Swallow Mountain County is above our Triumph City, and he even dared to cut off the arm of the County Governor's son.
"I heard the Patriarch say that they went to the Wang Clan and the Zhong Clan early this morning, probably wanting to use their power to find the assailant."
"Allegedly, the assailant is a sword-cultivating youth around the age of sixteen who is at the third level of the Core Formation Stage, he was wearing violet clothes, and had a handsome appearance... But how would they search for him based on only that?"
Duan Ling Tian was just gulping down some milk and eating his breakfast when he heard the discussion from the nearby table.
That were three twenty-over-year-old young men.
Duan Ling Tian's heart shook.
He naturally could figure out that the assailant they were speaking of was none other than himself.
But even though he guessed that the three people from yesterday had prominent a background, he didn't expect it to be that prominent.
Swallow Mountain County, its lands were vast, encompassing 81 cities.
Among them were Aurora City, Triumph City, and Aqua Mist City.
Swallow Mountain County was one of the 18 counties of Crimson Sky Kingdom, and the Governors of the 18 counties were figures that held the power to wield large numbers of troops. They had a decisive position in the kingdom.
Allegedly, the 18 Governors were all Void Stage powerhouses.
Void Stage powerhouses, they were existences that were above Nascent Soul martial artists, also known as 'Immortals of the Land,' as they could use the strength of their fleshly bodies to control the air and fly.
"That youth is the son of Swallow Mountain County's Governor?"
Duan Ling Tian realized that he had gotten into trouble, and it was big trouble.
But he didn't regret it.
Even if he could turn back time and be in that position once more, he would still do it the same way.
Duan Ling Tian's heart jerked as he thought to himself, "Luckily, this is Triumph City, and it is far away from Aurora City... There shouldn't be anyone who would think to suspect me."
For the next three days, the entirety of Triumph City was startled by the large movements of the three great clans.
They only had one objective: find the assailant that cut of the arm of the County Governor's son.
During this time, Duan Ling Tian saw that young girl once again.
The young girl had an icy cold expression and was following the crowd as they searched for his tracks.
But even when he looked at the young girl face to face, she didn't recognize him.
Duan Ling Tian was confident that besides Ke Er and his mother, no one else, not even Li Fei, could recognize the current him, even if they met face to face.
He was extremely confident in his disguise techniques.
Deep in the night.
Duan Ling Tian once again bought a mask in the night market before putting it on and once again arrived at the Ghastly Shadow's point of operations in Triumph City.
It was still that seductive and icy cold young woman that attended to him.
"Wang Clan, Wang Zhen, how's the confirmation?"
Duan Ling Tian went straight to the point.
The young woman said, in an icy cold voice.
"A mere Body Tempering martial artist is so expensive?"
Duan Ling Tian was stunned.
Based on the prices Tang Ying informed him off, a ninth level Body Tempering martial artist would at most cost 100,000 silver.
"Infiltrating deep into the Wang Clan Estate has a high risk."
The young woman's icy cold voice sounded once more.
"This is 190,000 silver."
Duan Ling Tian didn't ask any further. He withdrew the silver bills he had prepared earlier and passed them to the young woman.
The young woman received the silver bills and nodded.
"When will the mission be conducted?"
Duan Ling Tian couldn't stop himself from asking.
"Tonight, the target will surely die."
Hearing what the young woman said, the corners of Duan Ling Tian's mouth curled into a smile, but it was concealed under his mask.
He left the Ghastly Shadow's point of operations and found another inn to stay in.
He had already made a decision in his mind.
Tomorrow morning, after breakfast, he would leave Triumph City.
The next day.
Duan Ling Tian found a restaurant to have some breakfast.
He originally thought that he would be able to hear some news, but he didn't expect that the hot topic currently was still the matter regarding the County Governor's son.
"According to Tang Ying, as long as it's an assignment accepted by Ghastly Shadow, they have never failed, so there shouldn't be any problems."
After eating and drinking his fill, Duan Ling Tian prepared to leave the restaurant.