Duan Ling Tian had not revealed the reason he was swearing on a lightning penalty oath, causing the sectless cultivators to wait with bated breath as they waited for him to continue speaking. All of their attention was on Duan Ling Tian. They were curious about the reason he was swearing on the lightning penalty oath.
"What does Duan Ling Tian want to say? He's even swearing on the lightning penalty oath to prove the veracity of his words!"
"Does he intend to swear on the lightning penalty oath to prove that he no longer possesses the Super Saint Weapons?'
"There's no need for him to do this. After all, the Supreme Elder of Black Kshetra Sect has already spoken up about it..."
"Even then, there are some people who have their doubts. It's different if Duan Ling Tian swears on the lightning penalty oath!"
Many sectless cultivators began to speculate among themselves. Unfortunately, none of their guesses were correct!
Meanwhile, Duan Ling Tian started speaking again. "Three years ago, in the north of Sin City, the treasure vault that's suspected to be left behind by three Eminent Celestials has killed many powerhouses!"
At this point, many sectless cultivators were puzzled. All of them knew about this matter so why was Duan Ling Tian talking about it?
"Why is Duan Ling Tian talking about that?"
"Is there a need for him to swear on the lightning penalty oath just for this? I don't think there's anyone in the Upper Province who doesn't know about this."
Duan Ling Tian continued to say, "Those three powerhouses are Eminent Devils from the Devil Clans who survived the Human-Devil War! In order to survive, they hid in the Mortal Continent and cultivated slowly..."
When Duan Ling Tian finished speaking, the sectless cultivators' expressions changed immediately.
"Devil Clans? The powerhouses who created that space are Eminent Devils?"
"Is this true?"
"Duan Ling Tian has sworn on the lightning penalty oath. He's not killed by the lightning penalty. This proves that he's telling the truth!"
"Oh my God! It didn't occur to me that trap was left behind by Devils!"
“Previously many people were wondering why a powerhouse had so much time to create a trap to harm the future generation. It makes sense now that Duan Ling Tian says it's a trap created by Devils."
No one doubted Duan Ling Tian's words since he had sworn on the lightning penalty oath. Moreover, it answered a lot of questions that people had.
Duan Ling Tian continued to say, "When the Dao Martial Saint Land was divided into two, they set up a Formation in both the Upper and Lower Province of the Dao Martial Saint Land... The Formation in the Lower Province will be automatically activated once it senses the pure Devil Qi from the Devil Clans that came from the Land of Exile. The activation of the Formation in the Lower Province would then trigger the Formation in the Upper Province, opening an entrance to the realm that they created. They did this to lure human powerhouses inside. The cultivators below the Fourth Form of the Saint Celestial Stage are the lucky ones for being eliminated since all those who remained in the realm were killed!" His tone gradually turned solemn as he spoke.
Although Duan Ling Tian did not know those powerhouses, as fellow humans, he mourned their deaths as well.
"If that's the case, this means the Devil Clans have already invaded the Lower Province of the Dao Martial Saint Land, right?"
The sectless cultivators' expressions changed again. Some of them even asked Duan Ling Tian for further confirmation.
Duan Ling Tian nodded when faced with the question and the burning gazes of the crowd. "That's right. The Devil Clans have already invaded the Lower Province three years ago. There's no doubt about this. If I'm lying, I'll be killed by the lightning penalty," Duan Ling Tian said grimly.
The sectless cultivators began to panic when they heard Duan Ling Tian's words. They did not doubt him because he had sworn on the lighting penalty oath.
The Devil Clans had invaded the Dao Martial Saint Land again!
In the past, there were, naturally, people who had guessed correctly. They had thought that there was a tear in the space barrier between the Dao Martial Saint Land and the Land of Exile. They thought the Devil Clans had invaded the Dao Martial Saint Land again when the Upper Province's Inter-province Transportation Formation stopped working. However, it was all speculation. Most people in the Upper Province only felt nervous for a while before they went back to their daily lives and forgot about the matter.
However, someone swore on the lightning penalty oath today that the Devil Clans had, indeed, invaded the Lower Province. Moreover, the person was not killed by the lightning penalty oath. This was enough to prove the person was not lying!
"The Devil Clans are here! Damn it! Does this mean there will be a new Human-Devil Era?"
"The Eminent Devils were still holding a grudge even before they ascended? They even left a trap to kill so many human powerhouses. If the Devil Clans invade the Upper Province, I'm afraid it'll be harder for us to kill them due to the loss of so many human powerhouses!"
"The Devil Clans invaded the Lower Province three years ago, but they haven't invaded the Upper Province. They must be waiting for an opportunity to do so. Perhaps, they want to strengthen their hold in the Lower Province before attacking the Upper Province!"
"I'm afraid it won't be long before the Devil Clans invade the Upper Province!"
The sectless cultivators were panicking after they heard Duan Ling Tian's words.
A sectless cultivator asked loudly, "Duan Ling Tian, how do you know about this?" His voice was really loud, drowning out the voices of the other sectless cultivators.
All of them fell silent when they heard this sectless cultivator's question. They all turned to look at Duan Ling Tian. Indeed. How did Duan Ling Tian know all this?
They did not doubt Duan Ling Tian's words due to the lightning penalty oath, but they were extremely curious about how he came across this information.
Duan Ling Tian's eyes gleamed as he said bluntly, "How do I know? I know because I entered the trap left behind by those three Eminent Devils three years ago. I'm the sole survivor, apart from the cultivators at the Fourth Form of the Saint Celestial Stage who were eliminated."
There was an uproar as soon as Duan Ling Tian finished speaking.
There were many sectless cultivators who doubted Duan Ling Tian's words this time.
"Are you saying you entered the trap that was created by the three Eminent Devils three years ago, managed to pass the tests, and survive it?"
"Are you kidding? As far as I know, everyone below the Fourth Form of the Saint Celestial Stage was eliminated... Are you saying your cultivation base three years ago was at or above the Fourth Form of the Saint Celestial Stage?"
"If I'm not mistaken, your strength, at that time, was only at the Third Form of the Saint Celestial Stage, right?"
A group of sectless cultivators questioned Duan Ling Tian.
"I understand your doubts. Maybe if I reveal my other identity, you won't doubt me anymore," Duan Ling Tian said. "Other identity? What identity?"
Many sectless cultivators frowned. They did not know what Duan Ling Tian meant.
At this moment, Duan Ling Tian lifted his arm and took out a long black robe and put it on. The robe hid his face and figure. This was the robe he wore when he was known as the black-robed man.
"Black... Black-robed man?!"
The sectless cultivators were shocked when they saw this. Was this not the black-robed man who rose to fame in Sin City three years ago?
"If I'm not mistaken, the black-robed man had appeared after Duan Ling Tian killed Xie Zong, the son of the Golden Lion King. Does this mean Duan Ling Tian is the black-robed man?"
"If this is true, then it means Duan Ling Tian didn't leave Sin City at all. He merely changed his identity so no one would be able to identify him!"
"It didn't cross my mind that Duan Ling Tian is the black-robed man! It sounds so ridiculous!"
All the sectless cultivators were shocked when they saw Duan Ling Tian put on the black robe. There were not many people who questioned the truth of his words.
After all, if Duan Ling Tian was the black-robed man, it made sense that no one would recognize him when he entered the trap left behind by the three Eminent Devils. They knew very well that the black-robed had entered the trap and did not get eliminated.
"Duan Ling Tian, since you're the black-robed man and you managed to survive, why didn't you tell everyone earlier that Devil Clans have invaded the Dao Martial Saint Land?"
Yes. Didn't you know that the sooner you tell us, the faster we can prepare for their invasion?"
"Duan Ling Tian, how could you do this?"
Many people began to harshly criticize Duan Ling Tian as though he was to blame if the Devils managed to annihilate humankind.
Duan Ling Tian sneered. "How do you know that I didn't just come out today?"
"You just came out today?"
Many people were stunned when they heard Duan Ling Tian's words.
Soon after, a sectless cultivator retorted, "Impossible! The Supreme Elder of Black Kshetra Sect released a statement one year ago that he has taken your Super Saint Weapons. How's it possible that you only came out today?"
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