Many sectless cultivators discussed among themselves when Kong Zhen showed up. Based on their conversations, it seemed like most of them thought Duan Ling Tian would be captured by Kong Zhen to see the Golden Lion King, Xie Kang Xun, in the Black Kshetra Sect. He was doomed! The reward that Xie Kang Xun, the Golden Lion King, promised was more than enough to tempt a powerhouse at the Fifth Form of the Saint Celestial Stage.
"It's a pity both of the Super Saint Weapons he had were taken away by the Supreme Elder from the Black Kshetra Sect. Otherwise, Kong Zhen would get his hands on more than just the reward that the Golden Lion King promised. He would've been able to obtain two Super Saint Weapons!"
You're overthinking it! If Duan Ling Tian has the Super Saint Weapons, do you think Kong Zhen will be able to lay his hands on it?"
"That's right! Although Sin City has lost quite a number of powerhouses at and above the Seventh Form of the Saint Celestial Stage, there are still a few of them around. They would've acted first if Duan Ling Tian still has the Super Saint Weapons!"
Yes. The Super Saint Weapons are, naturally, a huge temptation!"
When Duan Ling Tian overheard their discussion, he was dumbfounded. 'When did the Supreme Elder from the Black Kshetra Sect take away my Super Saint Weapon?' He even looked in his Spatial Ring to make sure the Devilseal Tablet was still there.
Duan Ling Tian was baffled. Who spread this rumor? Based on the sectless cultivators' conversations, it seemed like they believed the rumor.
Duan Ling Tian had heard of the Supreme Elder of Black Kshetra Sect. He knew the Supreme Elder was a powerhouse at the Ninth Form of the Saint Celestial Stage and was ranked second on the Supreme Saint Ranking, a place below the strongest person in the Dao Martial Saint Land, Nie Wu Tian! He had never even seen the Supreme Elder of the Black Kshetra Sect, how did rumor about the Supreme Elder snatching the Super Saint Weapon began to circulate?
Duan Ling Tian found the entire matter strange!
Duan Ling Tian was, naturally, unaware that the Supreme Elder of Black Kshetra Sect had issued a statement six months ago stating that he had forced Duan Ling Tian to hand over the Super Saint Weapons to him. He had said Duan Ling Tian had hidden the Super Saint Weapons and that he managed to obtain it by threatening to kill by Duan Ling Tian. There was even a rumor that the Supreme Elder of the Black Kshetra Sect had sworn a lightning penalty oath to prove the veracity of his words. Since the statement had been put out by Black Kshetra Sect, it was only natural that people did not doubt their words.
Naturally, there were a few people who doubted the truth of the statement. However, once Xie Kang Xun, the Golden Lion King from the Black Kshetra Sect, reduced the reward of the bounty he placed on Duan Ling Tian's head, those people who had doubts were instantly convinced.
In the beginning, people were hesitant to do anything even though the Golden Lion King kept increasing the reward. At that time, rumors were flying that Duan Ling Tian possessed Super Saint Weapons. How could any reward be more valuable than two Super Saint Weapons? That was why no one had bothered with the bounty he placed on Duan Ling Tian.
However, once they learned that Duan Ling Tian had lost the Super Saint Weapons, they became interested in the reward that Xie Kang Xun had promised.
Nobody would expect the Supreme Elder of the Black Kshetra Sect had lied about snatching away the Super Saint Weapons from Duan Ling Tian to prevent others from obtaining it. He had come up with a clever plan and asked Xie Kang Xun to reduce to reward to make the rumor more convincing.
Kong Zhen was just a few meters away from Duan Ling Tian when Duan Ling Tian said coldly, "Stop right there!"
Duan Ling Tian had spoken so abruptly that it stunned Kong Zhen for a moment, causing him to stop moving subconsciously.
Before Kong Zhen regained his senses, Duan Ling Tian said again, "If you come any closer, you'll have to bear with the consequences!" His voice was cold and filled with certainty, and his words were extremely domineering!
Everyone fell silent when they heard Duan Ling Tian's words.
"Oh, God! Is Duan Ling Tian crazy? He dares to challenge Lord Kong Zhen!"
"In my opinion, he wants to anger Lord Kong Zhen so Lord Kong Zhen will kill him... In that case, he doesn't have to face the Golden Lion King from the Black Kshetra Sect."
"I think so as well. The Golden Lion King wouldn't let him die so easily. He would definitely torture him first. Xie Zong was the only son of the Golden Lion King after all!"
Many people stared at Duan Ling Tian, horrified. Many of them thought Duan Ling Tian had intentionally sought death! However, was Duan Ling Tian really seeking death?
Kong Zhen scoffed. A hint of hate could be seen in his eyes when he looked at Duan Ling Tian. "Duan Ling Tian, I won't kill you. I'm going to exchange you for the reward that the Golden Lion King promised. I'll even ask permission from the Golden Lion King to watch as he tortures you to death!" Based on his words, he was certain Duan Ling Tian would die since he did not think the Golden Lion King would let Duan Ling Tian go.
"This is the last time I'll say this... You'll have to bear with the consequences if you come any closer!" Duan Ling Tian said, annoyed, when he saw Kong Zhen flying toward him despite his warning. His voice was extremely cold.
"Bear with the consequences? I want to see what makes you think you can say such arrogant words!" Kong Zhen sneered as Saint Origin began to surge out of his body. His robes began to flutter in the air. In the next moment, he moved and pounced at Duan Ling Tian.
Kong Zhen only had one goal in mind. He wanted to catch Duan Ling Tian and bring him to the Golden Lion King in the Black Kshetra Sect and claim the reward.
"Seeking death!" When Duan Ling Tian saw Kong Zhen did not heed his warning, a flash could be seen in his left eye. It was the Strange Pupil. A Soul Attack shot out at an extremely fast speed in the form of a divine dragon toward Kong Zhen.
As soon as Duan Ling Tian attacked, Kong Zhen seemed to have discovered something as his expression changed drastically. "Oh, no!" It was the last expression he had in his life.
Before Kong Zhen could react, the Soul Attack in the form of a divine dragon had reached him, piercing his soul without leaving any physical marks on his body.
Duan Ling Tian's current cultivation base was at the Sixth Form of the Saint Celestial Stage! The improvement from the Fifth Form of the Saint Celestial Stage to the Sixth Form of the Saint Celestial Stage was more than just the increase in Saint Origin, most of the improvement was on one's soul!
The Sixth Form of the Saint Celestial Stage was also known as the Heavenly Soul Form. Breaking through to this stage would allow one's soul to evolve and be one with the universe.
Therefore, Duan Ling Tian’s soul was much stronger than Kong Zhen who was only at the Fifth Form of the Saint Celestial Stage. His Soul Attack had easily killed Kong Zhen.
Under everyone's watchful eyes, Kong Zhen who was flying toward Duan Ling Tian suddenly stopped moving and fell from the sky!
Kong Zhen's body landed with a loud noise!
This scene caused many sectless cultivators' expressions to change. Those with higher cultivation bases looked at Duan Ling Tian as though they had seen a ghost.
"How did Duan Ling Tian become so powerful? Kong Zhen was at the Fifth Form of the Saint Celestial Stage and was ranked 93rd on the Supreme Saint Ranking!"
"I didn't see Duan Ling Tian make a move, but Kong Zhen fell from the sky as though he had lost control of his body and fell to his death!"
"You didn't see him make a move? Did you not sense the aura of Duan Ling Tian's soul? He had used a Soul Attack!"
"Soul Attack? Impossible! I don’t think Duan Ling Tian knows how to use a Soul Attack. You must be mistaken!"
Based on the sectless cultivators' conversations, it could be seen some of them thought Kong Zhen's death had nothing to do with Duan Ling Tian, and some were certain Duan Ling Tian had killed Kong Zhen. There was a divide in their opinion.
Duan Ling Tian ignored the commotion in his surroundings as he pricked his finger to draw blood. A drop of blood hovered in the air.
"Duan Ling Tian is swearing a lightning penalty oath?"
Many sectless cultivators saw Duan Ling Tian's action.
Under the watchful eyes of the others, Duan Ling Tian began to swear on the lightning penalty oath. "Today, I, Duan Ling Tian, swear that if I lie, I'll be killed by the lightning penalty!"
At this moment, the entire place had fallen deadly silent.
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