"Duan Ling Tian managed to kill Xie Kang Xun, the Golden Lion King, one of the Four Great Karmapas of Black Kshetra Sect." The strength he displayed surpasses that of a powerhouse at the Seventh Form of the Saint Celestial Stage!" One sectless cultivator said in a trembling voice.
His words caused the other sectless cultivators to regain their senses. An expression of shock could be seen on their faces.
"You're right. Xie Kang Xun, the Golden Lion King of Black Kshetra Sect, is one of the top powerhouses among those at the Seventh Form of the Saint Celestial Stage. He was ranked 18th on the Supreme Saint Ranking..."
"Even the supposed strongest cultivator at the Seventh Form of the Saint Celestial Stage wouldn't be able to defeat Xie Kang Xun so easily, not without a hundred moves at least, let alone killing him!"
"If that's the case, does it mean that Duan Ling Tian is as strong as a powerhouse at the Eighth Form of the Saint Celestial Stage?"
"Although I'm reluctant to believe it, that seems to be the case."
"His swordplay technique is terrifying... Moreover, his sword is definitely a Saint Weapon that's evenly matched with the Traceless Sword or the Nine Cloud Sword even if it's not a Super Saint Weapon!"
The sectless cultivators began to discuss among themselves as soon as they regained their senses. Based on their conversations, it seemed like most of them thought Duan Ling Tian was as strong as a powerhouse at the Eighth Form of the Saint Celestial Stage! Otherwise, how could he have defeated Xie Kang Xun, the Golden Lion King, one of the Four Great Karmapas of Black Kshetra Sect? Apart from that, they could tell Duan Ling Tian's sword was not ordinary. Even if it was not a Super Saint Weapon, it had to be more powerful than a Thousand Inscriptions Saint Weapon!
Usually, a lot of people would covet such a weapon. However, none of the sectless cultivators present on the scene were tempted to make a move. Apart from Duan Ling Tian's sword, although they knew he possessed the Super Saint Weapon, the Devilseal Tablet, they still did not dare to scheme against him.
What a joke! Currently, Duan Ling Tian was as strong as a powerhouse at the Eighth Form of the Saint Celestial Stage! They would not dare to scheme against him even if he had five or six Super Saint Weapons, let alone only one! They knew they were no match for him. They would definitely die if they make a move against him!
At this moment, many people thought Duan Ling Tian might be even stronger than an ordinary powerhouse at the Eighth Form of the Saint Celestial Stage.
"Even if the leader of Black Kshetra Sect's Four Great Kamapas, the Violet Dragon King, fought Xie Kang Xun, I don't think she'll be able to defeat Xie Kang Xun so easily... I think Duan Ling Tian is stronger or on par with the Violet Dragon King!"
"I agree! With the strength Duan Ling Tian displayed earlier, he would definitely be ranked in the top ten of the Supreme Saint Ranking!"
"I wonder what Duan Ling Tian went through during the past three years for him to grow so terrifyingly strong in such a short time!"
"Perhaps, he obtained many treasures in the trap that was created by the three Eminent Devils since he survived. That will explain why he's so strong!"
Many people began to guess how Duan Ling Tian became so strong in such a short time.
As the sectless cultivators were guessing and gossiping among themselves, Duan Ling Tian said, "The Devil Clans might invade at any time. Please take care!" After that, he left like a gust of wind.
Upon hearing Duan Ling Tian's words, they regained their senses and discovered that he had already left.
Soon after, everything that Duan Ling Tian had said under the lightning penalty oath spread like a wildfire through Sin City. It did not take long before it spread out of Sin City. Apart from that, word about how Duan Ling Tian had killed the Golden Lion King, one of the Four Great Karmapas of Black Kshetra Sect, spread out as well.
"Duan Ling Tian is the famous black-robed man in Sin City?"
"He also entered the trap that was left by three Eminent Devils. He's the only survivor?"
"After three years, Duan Ling Tian managed to escape the trap left behind by three Eminent Devils and went to Sin City to reveal the truth? He even swore on the lightning penalty oath so people would believe him?"
"So the realm is actually created by three Eminent Devils?"
"The Formation that opened up the trap is actually connected to a Formation in the Lower Province that will only be activated once it detects pure Devil Qi from the Devils in the Land of Exile?"
News of this caused an uproar in the Upper Province of Dao Martial Saint Land. No one had expected this! As it turned out, what they thought was a treasure vault left behind by an Eminent Celestial was a trap left behind by three Eminent Devils. The reason they had created the trap was to aid the future generation of the Devil Clans when they invade the Dao Martial Saint Land by killing human powerhouses in the Upper Province!
“The Devil Clans have really invaded the Dao Martial Saint Land?"
"It's no longer a speculation, it's a fact. We lost so many powerhouses to the trap left behind by the three Eminent Devils... How are humans supposed to fight the Devil Clans when they invade the Upper Province?"
"That three Eminent Devils are truly vicious... They actually created a trap before they ascended!"
"Fortunately, we have Duan Ling Tian. Otherwise, we would be unaware that the Devil Clans have already invaded the Lower Province and might invade the Upper Province at any time."
"We must be prepared... Things would be bad when the Devil Clans invade!"
Similar remarks could be heard everywhere in Sin City.
As time passed, news of this spread further and further. It would not take long before everyone in the Upper Province found out about it. Duan Ling Tian's goal of letting everyone know about the Devil Clans had been achieved!
Apart from that, other things about Duan Ling Tian began to spread as well.
"As it turns out, Duan Ling Tian didn't have two Super Saint Weapons! He only has one Super Saint Weapon, the Devilseal Tablet, that he snatched back from Xie Zong, the son of Black Kshetra Sect's Golden Lion King!"
"Humph! The Supreme Elder of Black Kshetra Sect, a powerhouse at the Ninth Form of the Saint Celestial Stage, actually used such a despicable way to obtain the Super Saint Weapons. He released a false statement because he didn't want us to lay our hands on the Super Saint Weapons, right?"
"Initially, I thought powerhouses at the Ninth Form of the Saint Celestial Stage were like God! I thought they would be above all these things so I had trusted everything they said without a doubt! I didn't think they would lie."
As news of Duan Ling Tian swearing on the lightning penalty oath spread, the high regard everyone held for powerhouses at the Ninth Form of the Saint Celestial Stage began to fall.
People from the Upper Province of the Dao Martial Saint Land realized that powerhouses at the Ninth Form of the Saint Celestial Stage might stand at the top of the food chain in the Dao Martial Saint Land, but they were no different from ordinary cultivators. They were not indifferent to fame and fortune as the others believed.
Apart from that, news of Duan Ling Tian's strength caused a commotion in the Upper Province as well.
"In just three years, Duan Ling Tian became as strong as a powerhouse at the Eighth Form of the Saint Celestial Stage? Even the Golden Lion King, one of the Four Great Karmapas of Black Kshetra Sect, was no match for him?"
"Is it true?"
"It seems very far fetch!"
"I agree. Xie Kang Xun was the Golden Lion King, one of the Four Great Karmapas of Black Kshetra Sect. He was one of the strongest among those at the Seventh Form of the Saint Celestial Stage. He was even ranked 18th on the Supreme Saint Ranking... How can someone like that not be a match for Duan Ling Tian? I don't care if everyone believes it, I refuse to believe it!"
"You refuse to believe it? Let me tell you this. I have a distant cousin in the Black Kshetra Sect... This news is real!"
"I'm sure it's true. I came from Sin City. Many sectless cultivators witnessed this personally. It's just as they say, Duan Ling Tian is truly as strong as a powerhouse at the Eighth Form of the Saint Celestial Stage. With two strikes, he cut off both of Xie Kang Xun's arms, and he killed Xie Kang Xun with the third strike!"
"Based on what you said, does this mean Duan Ling Tian could have killed him with just one strike? The first two moves were only to toy with Xie Kang Xun?"
Many people who lived close to Sin City believed the news about Duan Ling Tian's strength. However, in places further away from Sin City, there were fewer people who believed it. In fact, almost no one from places at the edges of the Upper Province of Dao Martial Saint Land believed it.
After all, the Black Kshetra Sect's Golden Lion King was a well-known powerhouse in the Upper Province. On the other hand, Duan Ling Tian had only recently become famous for being a prodigy in the Fire Worship Sect. He might have high innate talent, but it did not mean that he was strong.
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