"You have some abilities to have sensed my presence."
A statement full of respect and some arrogance was spoken. Then, two silhouettes from the ancient forest behind Ling Xian stepped out.
One of them had a healthy build and a ferocious visage. It was the masculine man Ling Xian taught a lesson a while ago.
The other one was a grey haired, red cheeked elder. However, he did not look at all fatigued. On the contrary, he was extremely energetic.
It was obvious that his cultivation was extraordinary.
Seeing these two walk out together, Ling Xian automatically ignored the sturdy man and shifted his gaze towards the grey haired elder. Then, he slightly frowned, "A cultivator of the beginning stage of the completion level?"
"You have some eyesight to be able to identify my cultivation level right away." The elder's eyes flashed with shock.
The sturdy man was also intrigued. He didn't think Ling Xian could've broke through to the foundation level and he didn't think Ling Xian would identify the elder's cultivation level right away.
This made him silently feel fortunate. He made a wise choice not to have come with the crowd before him and choose to come with an elder instead.
When Ling Xian stepped out of the Hal of Exchange, he had already realized that he was no opponent of Ling Xian's – even if he does form an alliance with everyone else.
Therefore, he left in secret and found this elder. He told him about how many contribution points Ling Xian had, and how he had the Technique of Shang Qing.
Then, this completion levelled cultivator's heart wavered and came here with the man.
"I merely saw through your cultivation level. It's not a big deal."
The corner of Ling Xian's lips curled up as he looked at the man and said in a low voice, "It seems like I didn't teach you enough of a lesson."
Feeling his cold gaze, the sturdy man shuddered. He remembered the time when Ling Xian stomped on his chest and how it made him think that he was going to die.
However, remembering how there was a completion levelled powerhouse behind him, he regained some confidence and smiled, "Young fella, you are strong. But even if you are strong, are you really strong enough to fight against a completion levelled powerhouse?"
"You will know the answer to this problem in a little bit." Ling Xian faintly smiled. There was no change in his expression.
"You are faking your calmness. I sure want to see how you will end up dying." The sturdy man had a look of disdain and he was certain that Ling Xian will die here today.
The other person who believed this was the elderly.
He was an elder of the Shang Qing Sect and he was of the initial stage of the completion level. In the entire Shang Qing Sect, he may not be impressive. But it would be extremely easy for him to destroy a foundational levelled cultivator.
To him, Ling Xian was no different than an ant. He could easily crush him.
Therefore, the elderly looked very relaxed and appeared very intrigued as if he was a cat trying to catch a rat. He grinned, "Young man, we have no rivalry between us. It is just a shame that you have to bear the sin even though you have nothing to be guilty of."
"In other words, you are determined to kill me?" Ling Xian spoke softly, there was some coldness in his expression.
Just because he had the Shang Qing Technique, this person here decided to kill him and steal from him. Where is the logic in this?
Though he understands that this is just how the world operates, understanding doesn't necessarily mean he agrees with it. it definitely doesn't mean he will keep his silence.
Ling Xian never thought much of a mere completion levelled cultivator.
"If you obediently give up the Shang Qing Technique and your entire wealth, I can consider letting you live." The elderly smiled. There was no disdain or lightness in his voice, but there was a natural arrogance exuding off him.
It was true ignorance and true carelessness.
It was normal. Right now, Ling Xian was only displaying his foundational capabilities but the elder was at the beginning stage of the completion level. The two of them were light night and day, cloud and mud, they shouldn't be discussed in the same manner.
"You sure are collected."
Sensing how little this man seemed to care, Ling Xian frowned. Though since he began his cultivation journey, majority of his enemies thought they could win against him, very few people can completely ignore his existence.
However, he wasn't angry. Instead, he mocked, "You are that certain you can defeat me?"
"No, you are wrong."
The elderly shook his head and softly chuckled, "I will not defeat, I will destroy."
The difference in definition for defeat and destroy was not exactly big. However, the former describes a victory while the latter represents winning over everything.
It was obvious that this person never thought anything of Ling Xian.
"Destroy, you said."
Ling Xian smiled with sarcasm, "With your beginning stage of the completion level?"
"Isn't that enough?"
The elder looked confident, at ease, and also arrogant. He looked at Ling Xian teasingly, "Perhaps my capabilities, amongst those of the completion level, is nothing. But against you, I am the same as the unreachable sky and undefeatable immortal."
"Perhaps your cultivation level is too low and cannot understand the difference between us. There is a huge gap between the foundational and the completion."
"You are merely a cultivator at the beginning stage of the foundational level. Even if you are at the peak of the foundational level, I can kill you with one finger."
The elder's face had a very natural pride on it. Similar to a God who rides above the clouds, he peered down on Ling Xian.
Or in other words, he wasn't even seeing the man before him.
Yet after his long paragraph bragging about his strength, Ling Xian responded with one sentence.
"You sure are overelaborate."
At that, the elderly frowned instantly and the look on his face turned even colder.
However, before he could scold, the sturdy man beside him quickly displayed loyalty and shouted, "How dare you! Don't you know who he is? He is the elder from the Shang Qing Sect, a powerful completion levelled cultivator. How dare you speak to him in such a manner? I think you are tired of living!"
"Get the hell away. I am talking to him, it's not time for you to interrupt."
Ling Xian glared at him and killer's intent poured out, making him shudder. Fear once again appeared all over his face.
However, remembering that he was standing beside a completion levelled cultivator, he immediately regained confidence. He mocked, "Your sharp tongue won't last you long. I sure want to watch how you will die later."
"How I will die?"
Ling Xian was intrigued, "Just you watch. It will not be me who will die."
"If you are not going to die, am I going to be the one who dies?"
The elder spoke softly and continued to look at Ling Xian without much emotions, "Since you cannot identify the right from the wrong, then don't blame for being too ruthless."
"You have talked so much. Are you going to make a move or not? Don't waste my time."
Ling Xian grinned, "You are looking very confident, which makes me have high expectations for what kind of look you will have on your face when I breakthrough to the completion level later."
This statement he made did not garner these two's attention. Instead, they held onto their tummy and laughed.
Because to them, this was an impossible task.
He was obviously just a foundational levelled cultivator yet he was saying he could demonstrate with completion levelled abilities. If this wasn't a joke, what is?
It was an international joke!
Therefore, the elder and the man laughed out loud so hard tears were falling out of their eyes.
This made Ling Xian speechless. He thought, how come nobody ever believe him when he speaks the truth?
However, he didn't need anyone to believe him. There was destined to be a battle, so let reality speak.
"Laughable, this is extremely laughable."
The elder shook his head laughing and said sarcastically, "You sure are an interesting character. How are you telling jokes right before your death? Are you so dumb you have no brain?"
"Haha, this is too funny."
The sturdy man guffawed and continued to mock, "Your imagination is wild. If you can demonstrate abilities of the completion level, then that makes me an undefeatable real immortal."
"Laugh, laugh all your want now. The laughter your laughter is today, the harder you will cry tomorrow." Ling Xian teased and he did not at all, think anything of these two's mockery.
After all, once the truth comes out, he will be able to slap all these people in the faces.
"Alright, speaking with some retard like you is a humiliation to me." The elderly chuckled and began to march forward towards Ling Xian.
A terrifying gush of Qi rolled out. The sky immediately darkened and the wind lifted the clouds!
Along with his every step, the energy around him intensified. The trees were getting more barren and all living beings around them were scared into hiding.
"Haha, wait for your death, young man! The power of a completion levelled powerhouse is not something within your imagination!"
The sturdy man bellowed and stared deadly at Ling Xian. He wanted to see how flustered Ling Xian would get.
The elder felt the same way.
Sadly, the two of them were about to be disappointed.
Not only did Ling Xian not at all wavered, he had an fascinated smile on his lips. Those people just now weren't real tigers, therefore, slapping their faces wasn't fun to him.
The elder before him had the ability of a completion levelled cultivator. He was the real tiger. Hitting him in the face will actually be fun.
"You sure are calm. I wonder if you can remain this way later."
The elder smirked. His right hand began to emit light and along with the Qi that was blanketing the sky and the earth, he smacked down towards Ling Xian!
Just like the towering of the Tai Mountain, the entire space was crumbling down in the next moment.
At this, the sturdy man was looking extremely satisfied, as if he was already seeing Ling Xian's blood being splattered everywhere.
"You do have some abilities. But in my eyes, this isn't enough."
Ling Xian's lips curled up again. He silently summoned his original self that was hiding inside the Painting of the Nine Immortals.
Instantly, a silhouette in white emerged before him. Then, his soul entered the original body.
The moment the soul entered the physical body, an infinite amount of energy roared out. Similar to the descendant of a God, areas within three meter radius crashed down!
"You told me you can destroy me with one move. Let me teach you the real definition of destruction."
Just then, Ling Xian softly swung his fist that appeared powerless.
Yet the moment he unleashed it, an incomparable amount of energy exploded. The space before him was destroyed, and so did the elder's attack.
A mouthful of fresh blood was puked out. The elder, like a broken string kite, flung backwards for meters. His pale face was full of awe.
At once, the entire place silenced.
All nine heavens and 10 hells fell into dead silence at once.
Only two different heavy breathing could be heard. Within this space that was dead silent, the breathing appeared extremely clear.
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