"What? You want to seize the chance to flee when I enter?" Di Jue harrumphed coldly. "In that case, you can rest assured. After this matter today, as long as you swear by the thunder penalty oath that you're not directly related to Di Yong's death, of course, I won't give you any more trouble. I'm the Five-clawed Golden Dragon from the dragon clan and I am honorable, so, of course, I'm not an insensible person."
Di Jue's words made him draw a snicker from his nose instead.
Not an insensible person?
If he was not an insensible person, would he have killed so many people on Half Moon Island and turn the island into ruins?
Of course, Duan Ling Tian did not say all this out loud.
Right now, there was no doubt that he would court defeat by fighting against overwhelming odds if he went heads-on with Di Jue.
He still had not reached that level of desperation yet.
"Senior, I can't really make that oath, can I? If Di Yong really died in this pagoda, surely it'd have a direct relationship with me. After all, it was because of me that he found out about the existence of this pagoda and then only did he enter it."
"Hmph! Of course, I've thought about this too and it's easy to solve this problem. Everything will be fine as long as you add on some conditions when you swear by the thunder penalty oath," Di Jue snorted, "Right now, you'll follow me in first, and two to three breaths will be more than enough for me to have a look."
Since it had already come to this stage, Duan Ling Tian did not reject him anymore because if he continued to reject him again, it would definitely raise Di Jue's suspicion and that was a result that he was unwilling to see.
With that thought in his mind, Duan Ling Tian entered the Seven Treasures Exquisite Pagoda and at the same time, he controlled the pagoda to extend his suction energy and draw Di Jue in.
The instant Di Jue entered, the seawater outside appeared to lose its control as it gushed towards the Seven Treasures Exquisite Pagoda.
However, all of the seawater was still blocked by the Inscription Formation that Duan Ling Tian had set up.
Of course, it was still only an Inscription Formation after all. On top of that, it was made of simple materials too. Under the pressure from the seawater, the layer of light shield formed by the Inscription Formation started to dim gradually.
Once the light shield turned completely dim, it would also be shattered as the seawater pushed it.
By that time, be it Duan Ling Tian or Di Jue, both would instantly be expelled by the Seven Treasures Exquisite Pagoda.
"Elder Huo, I'll leave it to you now." After Duan Ling Tian entered the Seven Treasures Exquisite Pagoda, he dodged to the side and very soon, they were covered by a layer of fog.
Of course, Duan Ling Tian could not see this layer of fog at all.
However, Di Jue who entered next noticed that there was a layer of fog that blocked his view the moment he entered.
"Boy, where are you?" At the same time, he noticed that Duan Ling Tian's figure had vanished too.
Before he had time to search for Duan Ling Tian's tracks, a sudden pressure gushed over him, causing him to turn grave and at the same time, he shouted out loudly, "Who's that?!"
However, that person did not bother him at all. Vast, unmatched energy suddenly rolled through the fog and swept towards Di Jue.
As a Five-clawed Golden Dragon from the dragon clan, in the speed of lightning, he instantly transformed into his true form. A Five-clawed Golden Dragon that was several hundred feet long appeared wriggling right away. His dragon tail swept out like a lightning bolt and charged towards the energy that gave him a sense of inexplicable pressure.
As his dragon tail crashed against the energy, Di Jue only felt a force of trembling energy that passed from his dragon tail to his entire body, causing his gigantic body to tremble uncontrollably.
After some time, Di Jue saw the true face of the person who had made his move against him. It was an old man dressed in a red robe.
"Who are you?!" With his vital blood and energy surging inside his body, he turned grave and snarled the moment he saw the old man.
Without a doubt, the old man was none other than Elder Huo. After seeing how Di Jue had actually taken down his sneak attack attempt, a peculiar look could be seen on his face.
In the next instant, flames rose in both of his eyes.
At that moment, Elder Huo's body was enveloped by a gush of blazing flames. Unlike the ordinary reddish flames, these flames were shining brightly in gold. It was a golden-colored flame.
As the golden flames rippled, Elder Huo's true form — the Three-legged Golden Crow — also appeared before Di Jue's eyes.
"What is this Saint Beast?" Of course, Di Jue would not be able to recognize Elder Huo's true form.
What a joke!
Elder Huo's true form was the only Three-legged Golden Crow left in this universe. No second Three-legged Golden Crow could be found in this universe anymore.
Behind the layers of fog stood Duan Ling Tian.
In his field of vision, there was no fog and all that stood were a gigantic Five-clawed Golden Dragon and a gigantic Three-legged Golden Crow, "Another nine breaths left… I hope Elder Huo will be able to kill him in this span of time! Otherwise, the person who'll be doomed next is me!"
Duan Ling Tian's heart was filled with anticipation and anxiousness. The result of this battle was directly related to his life and death.
As for why Elder Huo did not proceed to make another move the moment his attack was blocked by Di Jue, Duan Ling Tian could see the reason why. It must be because Elder Huo was searching for Di Jue's flaw so that he could kill him in the shortest time possible.
Before Duan Ling Tian entered, he had already told Elder Huo that he only had a span of eleven breaths.
His life was also critical to Elder Huo, so he believed that the latter would definitely not show any mercy.
In just the blink of an eye, another breath passed.
Right at that second, Elder Huo finally made his move. First, he transformed into a golden flame that looked like an evening glow before immediately slamming towards Di Jue's true form, the Five-clawed Golden Dragon.
Of course, the speed of the golden flame was so fast that Duan Ling Tian could only barely catch some residual trace.
As for Di Jue's true form, he was also very swift. He was so fast that Duan Ling Tian could barely catch him.
Bang! Bang! Bang!
As Elder Huo made his move, a series of thunderous detonations also resonated in the air. The blasts were deafening to the ear and sent chills down the spines of those who heard it.
Boom! Boom! Boom!
Along with the series of blasts was a series of vast, rolling airwaves. The airwaves were compressed to become impact waves that swept out in all directions, enveloping Duan Ling Tian and forcing him to retreat in succession.
At the same time, Di Jue no longer spoke anymore.
Of course, he wanted to open his mouth, but the attack that Elder Huo had launched on him was akin to hurricanes pressing on him and draining him.
At that instant, he only hoped that this weird pagoda would expel him out as soon as possible.
However, after the span of two to three breaths, he realized that he had not been sent out and at once, endless rage rose from his heart. "Damn it! That boy lied to me!"
If he still could not guess what was going on, all of the years that he had lived would be in vain.
However, although he was infuriated and itched to crush Duan Ling Tian into dust, he also knew that the most important thing right now was not thinking about his anger, but to deal with the crisis in front of him first.
Right then, Di Jue had already unleashed all of his techniques without any reservations.
Unfortunately, even so, he was steadily losing his ground in front of Elder Huo.
Under Elder Huo's hurricane-like attack, being on the passive side, he felt completely trapped. This suppression made him alarmed.
The panic rose up and started to spread out and it was difficult to swallow.
"Damn it! What kind of Saint Beast is this? It's not like I've never ever met the top Super Saint Beast from the Dao Martial Saint Land before. Still, they weren't as scary as this one right here! From the True Origin that he displays, his cultivation base is far lower than mine, but the battle ability that he's displayed far surpasses mine." Di Jue was rather exasperated.
"Damn it! If this continues to go on, I'll definitely die by his hand in ten more breaths at the most!" When Di Jue realized this, he began to calm down instead.