"SH*T!" Jiang Wei was the first to realize what was happening, and horror dawned on him immediately.
"Why?" The few Moon Illumination Sect's Supreme Elders looked at Jiang Wei one after another.
"Junior Uncle Qian just witnessed Duan Ling Tian's strength, and he must have come to the conclusion that Duan Ling Tian had killed Zhao Feng… We must stop him!" The moment his words left his mouth, he instantly vanished from his spot, making his way to the sect's monastery gate at his fastest speed.
The instant the Supreme Elders heard his words, they began to figure out what was happening. Horror instantly dawned on them as well.
'Junior Brother Qian is confused!'
'Senior Brother Qian is being too rash!'
A few Supreme Elders snapped inwardly as they followed Jiang Wei at lightning speed.
They knew the severity of this matter.
They were very familiar with Qian Kong's temper. Since he was certain Duan Ling Tian had the capability to kill Zhao Feng, he definitely would not show any mercy to Duan Ling Tian.
He was the kind of person who would rather wrongly kill 1,000 people than let one person go.
However, Duan Ling Tian was currently a 'treasure of the Moon Illumination Sect' in their eyes. The future of the sect depended on him. Due to this reason, they would not let Qian Kong harm him. So far, the situation did not look very promising.
Even if they arrived in time, Duan Ling Tian would have probably already been killed by Qian Kong.
Meanwhile, Duan Ling Tian was also stunned by the sudden angry voice that resonated in the distance. He was momentarily confused.
"Junior Brother!" In the next moment, a familiar voice rang in the air. He could tell it was his senior brother, Bai Li Hong's voice.
At this moment, Bai Li Hong's voice was laced with panic.
The moment Duan Ling Tian heard Bai Li Hong's voice, he could not help the wave of panic that washed over him as well.
At this moment, he felt pressure shrouding his body in just a blink of an eye. Everything in a hundred-meter radius around him had turned into a golden ocean in just a flash.
'Territory! It's not an ordinary Paramount Saint Rudiment Stage's Territory!' This was the first thought that rose in Duan Ling Tian's mind as horror dawned on his face.
Even at this moment, he still had no idea what was going on. Why was someone at the Saint Stage attacking him?
Just when Duan Ling Tian was almost suffocated to death by the golden ocean-like Territory, an angry voice entered his ears through Voice Transmission. "Duan Ling Tian, you're going to accompany my son, Zhao Feng, in the afterworld!"
The voice made Duan Ling Tian feel like fainting even more.
During this critical moment, under the heavy pressure, a vast True Energy swept out of Duan Ling Tian's Qi Sea and began to flow rapidly through his 99 Saint Veins.
Through the nine dragons, the True Energy completed one great Qi circulatory cycle in just a blink of an eye before rushing into Duan Ling Tian's Qi Sea.
In just a second, the Qi Sea located deep in the spot between Duan Ling Tian's eyebrows trembled as though it had exploded.
The feeling of fainting appeared again. However, Duan Ling Tian did not feel the pressure time. Instead, he felt as though his body had become lighter.
This was because he had made a breakthrough!
Under the heavy pressure, he had made a breakthrough to the Paramount Saint Rudiment Stage. He had achieved this effortlessly.
Duan Ling Tian was originally just a step away from entering the Paramount Saint Rudiment Stage. All the time he had spent cultivating on the third level of the Seven Treasures Exquisite Pagoda had not been spent in vain.
Due to some reason, he kept having trouble taking the last step into the next stage.
The pressure from the Territory and thunderous Voice Transmission of a Saint Stage powerhouse had spurred him on and helped him to overcome the critical step and break through to the next stage.
After he had broken through to the Paramount Saint Rudiment Stage, although the pressure from the golden ocean still existed, it was no longer as powerful as before.
However, the sense of crisis that was almost suffocating turned stronger instead. At the same time, he could feel a wave of terrifying aura coming toward him at a ridiculously fast speed.
Without any hesitation, Duan Ling Tian immediately activated his Strange Pupil. His Spiritual Energy continued to deplete rapidly, causing his image in his vision to slow down.
Duan Ling Tian seized the chance at this critical moment and quickly took out his Jasper Celestial Sword. A steady flow of True Energy surged out from his Qi Sea that had expanded after his breakthrough into his Jasper Celestial Sword.
However, Duan Ling Tian still kept 10% of his True Energy to himself.
90% of his True Energy was quickly infused into the Jasper Celestial Sword.
At this instant, the Jasper Celestial Sword began to tremble violently as it emitted a piercing and blood-curdling aura. The green energy around the sword even made the air in the surrounding tremble.
Duan Ling Tian did not have time to think at all. He raised his hand and swung the Celestial Sword out without any hesitation at all.
Duan Ling Tian realized he was completely calm when lifted his hand up. He felt as though he had just obtained a faint connection to the Jasper Celestial Sword in his hand.
The connection was very mysterious. He could feel it, but he found it hard to describe it using words.
The sound of sword whistling in the air appeared by Duan Ling Tian's ears before it disappeared.
Under the eyes of the group of Moon Illumination Sect's elders and disciples who had surged out from the Moon Illumination Sect's estate, an ancient figure standing near Duan Ling Tian was cut into two.
At the same time, the golden ocean in the sky also began to vanish.
"Junior Uncle Qian!"
"Junior Brother Qian!"
"Senior Brother Qian!"
At the moment when the ancient figure was cut into two by the sword ray, a few sorrowful cries rang out in the air. It was none other than the Sect Leader of Moon Illumination Sect, Jiang Wei, and the few Supreme Elders.
Initially, they felt a little dejected when they thought about Qian Kong killing Duan Ling Tian. However, the scene that followed without warning had thoroughly shocked them.
Duan Ling Tian had killed Qian Kong with just one blow!
Jiang Wei and the others were not the only ones who were shocked. Even Tai Wu who was hiding high up in the sky was shocked. Cold sweat began to break out on his forehead.
'Lucky… How lucky…' At this moment, there was only one thought left in his mind. He felt fortunate he did not try and snatch the mysterious sword from Duan Ling Tian.
Although he felt he was more powerful than Qian Kong, he was not confident he would be able to fully block the sword.
The sword was just too fast and too powerful. It had shocked him and made his heart quiver.
Although Bai Li Hong was also dumbfounded by Duan Ling Tian's tyrannical attack, he regained his senses first and quickly urged him, "Junior Brother, run!"
Perhaps he had no idea why Duan Ling Tian's sword was so terrifying, but he had a feeling it had come with a price. It would probably be difficult for Duan Ling Tian to attack with the sword again.
"I'll protect your family and friends!" Bai Li Hong continued to urge him.
"Qian Kong?" When Duan Ling Tian heard his words, his mind instantly cleared.
"As it turns out, Zhao Feng was really Qian Kong's illegitimate child!" Duan Ling Tian recalled the Voice Transmission Qian Kong had transmitted to him. He also realized that his speculation before was correct.
However, he was puzzled. How did Qian Kong know he was the one who killed Zhao Feng?
Judging by how angry and threatening Qian Kong was, it was obvious Qian Kong was certain Duan Ling Tian had killed Zhao Feng.