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Translator: KurazyTolanzuraytor Editor: Lucas
Within the classroom, Sima Chang Feng stood at the podium as he slowly recounted the Dao of being a Mastermind. Below the podium, the violet-clothed youth lied on the table sound asleep, forming a sharp contrast compared to the other 17 students that were listening in earnest.
"Did this fellow Duan Ling Tian not sleep last night?"
"He slept the entire afternoon yesterday. Even if he really didn’t sleep last night, he wouldn’t be this tired, right?"
Xiao Yu and Xiao Xun looked at Duan Ling Tian, who was in a deep slumber, with faces filled with astonishment.
"Enough. All of you, properly reflect on what I spoke about earlier," Sima Chang Feng said to the other students, then he walked up to Duan Ling Tian’s table before lightly knocking the table. "Duan Ling Tian, follow me outside for a moment."
Duan Ling Tian raised his head and rubbed his dry eyes. When he noticed Sima Chang Feng, he laughed embarrassedly before following obediently.
Duan Ling Tian originally expected that the reason Sima Chang Feng called him out was about the matter of him sleeping during class…
"Are you an inscription master?" Sima Chang Feng’s eyes were illuminated with wisdom as his gazed focused on Duan Ling Tian.
Duan Ling Tian’s heart jerked and his body shuddered. He completely woke up in an instant and glanced deeply at Sima Chang Feng. "Teacher Sima, why do you ask?"
Sima Chang Feng lightly smiled. "I’ve done some research on the Dao of Inscription. According to my knowledge, exhaustion of vitality is divided into various types, where your exhaustion is obviously caused by the overconsumption of Spiritual Force… And this condition would only appear on an Inscription Master." Sima Cheng Feng spoke on the subject with great familiarity.
Duan Ling Tian’s pupils constricted.
Although Sima Chang Feng said that he had only done some research on the Dao of inscription, Duan Ling Tian knew that he was just being humble. Not mentioning anything else, just what he said now was something that no ordinary Inscription Master would be capable of! Obviously, this teacher Sima was an extremely experienced Inscription Master!
"I never thought that you’d be an Inscription Master as well, Teacher." Duan Ling Tian lightly smiled. He didn’t deny the fact that he was an Inscription Master.
Since Sima Cheng Feng was able to discern that he had over-consumed his Spiritual Force, then Sima Chang Feng had obviously confirmed that he was an Inscription Master, and thus, even if he he not admitted it, Sima Chang Feng would not believe him.
"I can be considered to have only dabbled in the Dao of inscription. You’re only at the Core Formation Stage and only have a limited amount of Spiritual Force, so there’s no need to waste too much energy on the art of inscription. Once your cultivation advances, your Spiritual Force will naturally increase in tow, and thus spending your energy on the art of inscription in the future is the right way." Sima Chang Feng had an earnest expression as he gradually guided his student. He obviously thought that Duan Ling Tian’s condition of over-consumption of Spiritual Force was because he went overboard when studying the art of inscription.
"Yes, Teacher." Duan Ling Tian lightly nodded as knew that Sima Chang Feng was saying all this out of good intentions.
"Focusing on the advancement of your cultivation is the right way for your age. If you’re really interested in the art of inscription in the future, although the inscriptions I possess are limited, I can slightly guide you and save you from taking many detours on your path of learning," Sima Chang Feng continued, as he obviously seemed to care very much for Duan Ling Tian, this student of his.
Guide me? The corners of Duan Ling Tian’s mouth twitched.
He possessed the memories of Rebirth Martial Emperor, and the inscription art of Rebirth Martial Emperor could absolutely be considered unparalleled under the heavens. Not to mention this small little Crimson Sky Kingdom, even across the entire Cloud Continent, there might not be another who could compete with Rebirth Martial Emperor on the art of inscription!
"Thank you, Teacher." However, Duan Ling Tian still expressed his thanks to Sima Chang Feng, as no matter what, Sima Chang Feng’s suggestions were still out of his good intentions. Even though the art of inscription that he held was even more than enough to be the ancestor of Sima Chang Feng…
"You can return now." Duan Ling Tian followed behind Sima Chang Feng and returned to the classroom as instructed.
In next to no time, the morning classes came to an end. Xiao Yu and Xiao Xun both arrived beside Duan Ling Tian with eyes that emitted a dubious sense that any man would understand. "Duan Ling Tian, you’re still young. You have to do some things in moderation so that you don’t harm your health…"
"F**k! What are you guys talking about?" Duan Ling Tian glared at the two of them. How could he not know what these two filthy fellows were talking about?
"Look at you, getting angry from being embarrassed, right? We’re all grown men; isn’t romance between men and women something extremely normal?" Xiao Xun laughed.
"Yeah, why else would you be so drowsy today? You were even called out by teacher Sima to be reprimanded." Xiao Yu agreed with a nod, speaking in a reasonable and justifiable manner.
"I don’t have time for this!" Duan Ling Tian rolled his eyes at the two of them before heading straight for the cafeteria.
When they arrived at the cafeteria, they noticed that Su Li and Tian Hu had already taken a table.
"Su Li, Tian Hu, you two are actually here earlier than us." Duan Ling Tian was slightly surprised.
"That fellow, Niu Mang, seemed to be busy today and left early." Tuan Hu laughed, then his face turned serious. "Duan Ling Tian, that Fifth Prince hasn’t come looking for trouble with you, right?"
Duan Ling Tian shook his head. Even if the Fifth Prince were to come looking for trouble, his movements shouldn’t be so quick. People like the Fifth Prince, who grew up in a place filled with mutual deceit like the Imperial Family, were undoubtedly the most cautious. Based solely upon his attitude towards Tong Li, as long as the Fifth Prince hasn’t fully investigated his background, the Fifth Prince would definitely not make a move against him.
After all, the attitude which he portrayed yesterday seemed to show that he had something to rely upon and that he was not one bit afraid of the Fifth Prince! This was something that many people saw yesterday.
"It’s that Duan Rong again." Tian Hu’s gaze looked towards one of the two young men that were walking over from afar.
"Duan Ling Tian, this Duan Rong seems somewhat different today. Why do I feel like his gaze towards you is completely different from yesterday? It seems more like he’s afraid of you. What did you do to him?" Xiao Yu looked at Duan Ling Tian as he spoke with a wondering expression.
But what he noticed was that Duan Ling Tian’s gaze was currently fierce like lightning, and there was even traces of dense and bloodthirsty killing intent being emitted from his body. The killing intent swept out, and although it wasn’t targeting him, it still caused his heart to shudder.
Su Li, Xiao Xun, and Tian Hu’s faces went pale as well, as they were all affected by Duan Ling Tian’s killing intent. Their gaze descended upon the young man beside Duan Rong in unison.
"It’s him!" Xiao Xun recognized the young man with but a glance.
The Duan Clan’s second master’s son, Duan Ling Xing!
Never had Duan Ling Tian imagined that he would actually see Duan Ling Xing, this person that he hated to the bones, within Paladin Academy. Duan Ling Tian’s heart was trembling, as the scenes of Duan Ling Xing flaunting his strength and heavily injuring himself, Ke Er, and Li Fei flashed before his eyes as if they were happening right before him…
"Duan Ling Xing!" Duan Ling Tian’s voice emitted an incomparable coldness, and his hand had already moved to be placed atop the hilt of the Violet Myrtle Flexible Sword on his waist.
At this moment, he would only need but a thought before he would swing out his sword to kill Duan Ling Xing!
Abruptly being enveloped by Duan Ling Tian’s bloodthirsty killing intent caused Duan Rong’s expression to turn ghastly pale and his legs to start trembling. He currently like he was on a single boat floating on the ocean and was in danger of capsizing at any moment… This feeling was extremely difficult to bear, and practically suffocating!
"He… He knows Cousin Brother?" Duan Rong took a deep breath, and forcefully withstood the bloodthirsty killing intent. Hehad a ghastly pale face as he stared at the violet-clothed youth in the distance.
He noticed that the violet-clothed youth that he hated to the bones seemed to hate his Cousin Brother to the bones!
What was going on?
Who could tell him?
"Hmm?" In the instant that Duan Ling Xing was enveloped by this bloodthirsty killing intent, he felt it to be slightly familiar… When he circulated his Origin Energy to forcefully withstand this killing intent and looked at the source, his gaze descended upon the violet-clothed youth that sat in the distance.
Two years had passed, and the violet-clothed youth from before obviously had matured substantially… but he still recognized the violet-clothed youth with a single glance!
"Duan Ling Tian!" Duan Ling Xing’s pupils constricted as his eyes emitted a killing intent so dense it was difficult to suppress.
Never had he imagined that Duan Ling Tian would actually appear within Paladin Academy. There was only one possibility as to why he could appear within Paladin Academy: Duan Ling Tian had become a student here.
If he wasn’t wrong, this Duan Ling Tian was only 18 now. Had he passed the test within one of the 18 counties to enter Paladin Academy at the age of 18?
Such natural talent was even more monstrous than the Duan Ru Feng of before!
There was only one thought within his heart: this Duan Ling Tian must Die!
He could imagine how if Duan Ling Tian were to stay alive, Duan Ling Tian would undoubtedly become a great calamity for himself.
"Duan Ling Tian, I’m really surprised! You’ve not only inherited the natural talent of your short-lived father, you’ve even outdone him and entered Paladin Academy at the young age of 18." Duan Ling Xing walked over to arrive before Duan Ling Tian’s table and a sneer appeared on the corners of his mouth.
"I’m extremely surprised as well, the son of a cripple is actually at Paladin Academy… Tsk tsk, if I’m not wrong, you should have gotten a place from the Duan Clan’s recommendation quota and were only able to enter Paladin Academy because of it, right? As expected, the son of a cripple is trash that needs to use a backdoor to enter Paladin Academy!" Duan Ling Tian’s gaze went cold as he gave tit for tat.
A shapeless aura shot out from their bodies and unceasingly clashed against each other. Everyone present could feel the imposing atmosphere.
Duan Ling Xing’s body trembled. The dense killing intent in his eyes had reached an extreme as he said, with an extremely low voice, "You dare insult my father?"
"Have I said something wrong?" Duan Ling Tian sneered without a trace of fear.
The surrounding Paladin Academy students, including Su Li, Xiao Yu, and the others were all stunned.
They noticed that from the moment Duan Ling Xing appeared, Duan Ling Tian seemed to become a different person. That was the gaze of someone who was looking at the greatest enemy in his life, and it looked like Duan Ling Tian wished for nothing more than to pounce on Duan Ling Xing and shred him to pieces!
Duan Ling Xing, on the other hand, seemed to be similarly filled with bloodthirsty enmity from the moment he noticed Duan Ling Tian.
These two people seemed like they were born enemies.
Duan Rong hid behind Duan Ling Xing, narrowly avoiding the killing intent that swept in his direction from Duan Ling Tian, and asked, with great difficulty, "Cousin… Cousin Brother, he… who is he?"
Duan Ling Tian?
Could it be that this violet-clothed youth is a Duan Clan member as well?
Duan Ling Xing’s eyes narrowed into a line as he spoke in a cold voice. "His origins are no small matter; his father is that short-lived guy of our Duan Clan, Duan Ru Feng!"
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