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As soon as Dongfang Jin Lun’s voice fell, the void around him rippled, and his body flickered out of sight.
Everyone saw an enormous bolt of lightning shooting across the sky at the same time. There was no doubt Dongfang Jin Lun was the one who had ostentatiously turned into a bolt of lighting.
It was the law of thunder’s Lightning Profundity. Before one could comprehend or cast the Lightning Profundity, one had to first comprehend the law of thunder’s Elemental Profundity, the Thunder Elemental Profundity. It was clear Dongfang Jin Lun had used the law of thunder’s second profundity to turn into a lightning bolt. Nobody could tell, at the moment, if he had cast other techniques as well.
Dongfang Jin Lun’s target was the chest that the middle-aged man had died trying to obtain earlier. As soon as he made a move, the Soul Extinguishing Water that had killed the middle-aged man began to stir and roil again. When the Soul Extinguishing Water soared and was about to crash down on him, he had already grabbed both the chest, along with the middle-aged man’s corpse, and escaped out of reach.
Dongfang Jin Lun moved at lightning speed, easily bringing back the chest and the middle-aged man’s corpse. He flipped the chest open, causing the corpse to fall to the ground before rolling into the flood of Soul Extinguishing Water.
‘How fast! It seems like he’s even slightly faster than Sima Chun…’ Duan Ling Tian looked at Dongfang Jin Lun in amazement. With such speed, it was only natural that the Soul Extinguishing Water could not catch up to Dongfang Jin Lun, let alone destroy his soul.
Dongfang Jin Lun opened the chest, revealing its content to everyone present.
Upon seeing the content, everyone, including Duan Ling Tian, was dumbfounded.
A frown appeared on Dongfang Jin Lun’s face as he stared at the chest. “This…”
The chest was empty!
With this, everyone realized that not every box or chest contained treasure. Soon after, they shifted their attention to the other boxes and chests floating in the Soul Extinguishing Water. Even if some of the boxes and chests were empty, there would still be many boxes and chests with treasures in them.
All of a sudden, a gust of wind blew in the air. The wind was bone-chillingly cold.
Someone cried out, “It’s Ou Ya!”
Ouya, the genius disciple from the Frost Sect and the only female peak Overarching Heavenly Supreme Celestial present on the scene, made her move at this moment. Her body seemed as light as a feather as she descended, approaching a small box.
Similar to the two instances earlier, as soon as Ou Ya approached, the Soul Extinguishing Water soared up again, trying to drown her.
Most people inhaled sharply and their expressions turned grim when they saw the Soul Extinguishing Water was about to crash down on her.
Crackling noises rang in the air suddenly.
Everyone saw the Soul Extinguishing Water that was about to drown Ou Ya froze over.
A layer of protective energy that seemed like ice appeared on Ouya’s body as she grabbed the box and from the Soul Extinguishing Water’s reach. When she finally landed, the Soul Extinguishing Water was no longer frozen and had returned to its liquid state.
Similar to before, with no one approaching, the Soul Extinguishing Water remained calm.
The participants finally regained their senses after seeing Ou Ya successfully and easily obtaining a box.
“How strong! As expected of someone who has comprehended two profundities from the law of ice!”
“I can’t believe she managed to freeze the Soul Extinguishing Water! The law of ice is really formidable!”
Most of the participants who were amazed by this feat were participants who had only comprehended one profundity, the Fundamental Profundity, of a law. Although Fundamental Profundities were important and were the foundation to comprehending other profundities, their powers and uses were inferior to other profundities. Therefore, these participants were a whole level below those who had comprehended two profundities. How could they not be amazed?
Under everyone’s watchful eyes, Ou Ya opened the box.
It was empty again.
Ou Ya shook her head and said with a bitter smile, ‘It seems like my luck isn’t very good…”
At this moment, someone from Dongfang Jin Lun’s group cried out in a voice filled with awe, “That… Is that a doppelganger?!”
Dongfang Jin Lun’s group was now left with seven people after the middle-aged man died. The six of them were startled by the seventh person’s words.
In the next moment, they saw a red-eyed young man approaching a chest in the Soul Extinguishing Water.
The Soul Extinguishing Water raged and churned as it soared up. In just an instant, the water crashed down on the red-eyed young man. In the next moment, he shot out of the water with the chest in tow. He was completely unaffected by the water!
The red-eyed young man was none other than Ling Jue Yun’s doppelganger. Since he had comprehended the law of death’s second profundity, the Undead Doppelganger, he was able to create a clone of himself. His clone was, naturally, soulless so how could the Soul Extinguishing Water affect it?
The doppelganger merged with Ling Jue Yun’s body as he held the chest.
Ling Jue Yun opened the chest, revealing a four-foot-long broad saber. Based on its aura, one could tell it was a King Grade Celestial Weapon that had been nurtured with a Celestial Lord’s Celestial Origin Energy. He muttered to himself, “Seems like my luck isn’t too bad…” Then, he turned to look at Duan Ling Tian and egged Duan Ling Tian on. “So? Are you going to give it a go or what?”
As soon as Ling Jue Yun’s voice fell, Duan Ling Tian’s body flashed out of sight as he made his way to a small box floating in the Soul Extinguishing Water. The box seemed to be the smallest in size among all the boxes and chests floating in the water.
Likewise, the Soul Extinguishing Water stirred and soared up again.
Faced with the Soul Extinguishing Water that was threatening to crash down, Duan Ling Tian did not dodge nor retreat. Even his stance was neutral, neither defensive nor offensive. It seemed as though he was going to follow in Ling Jue Yun’s footsteps and let the water crash down on him!
“Huh?” Ling Jue Yun was taken aback when he saw this. After all, he could only touch the Soul Extinguishing Water through his doppelganger. If he had personally gone to retrieve the box, he would never let the water touch him. For this reason, he was shocked when he saw Duan Ling Tian had no intention of avoiding the Soul Extinguishing Water at all. However, as shocked as he was, he did not think Duan Ling Tian was recklessly throwing his life away.
Needless to say, the rest of the participants from Duan Ling Tian’s group, including Xue Jing Yu, were even more shocked. They were baffled; they could not understand what Duan Ling Tian was trying to do. One’s physical body was different from a doppelganger, after all. How was Duan Ling Tian planning to survive the Soul Extinguishing Water? If Duan Ling Tian had cast his defensive techniques, they would not be shocked. After all, none of them doubted Duan Ling Tian’s strength. However, the problem was Duan Ling Tian did not seem to be doing anything at all to defend himself against the Soul Extinguishing Water!
“Is he mad?”
“Does he think he’s invulnerable like Ling Jue Yun’s doppelganger? He’s going to let the Soul Extinguishing Water touch him! Is he seeking death?”
“Crazy! Duan Ling Tian is crazy!”
Meanwhile, Dongfang Jin Lun looked at Duan Ling Tian and sneered before he contemptuously said, “Seeking death!”
Ou Ya was, similarly, watching Duan Ling Tian. A hint of confusion could be seen in her limpid eyes. A woman’s sixth sense was much keener compared to men. Although it seemed like Duan Ling Tian was seeking death, her instincts told her that the matter was not that simple. There was more than meets the eye! Moreover, someone who was capable of entering the Celestial Lord Temple would not be a simple character. He would certainly not be foolish and court death for no reason.
‘Got it!’ When Duan Ling Tian grabbed the box, the Soul Extinguishing Water crashed down on him, effectively drenching him. He felt as though buckets upon buckets of ice-cold water were splashed on him.
‘It’s coming!’ As soon as the Soul Extinguishing Water touched Duan Ling Tian, he could feel a tyrannical and destructive force surge into his body, making its way to his soul. As it drew close to his soul, the Profound Divine Metal glowed with a golden light that easily stopped the destructive force from destroying his soul.
Varying expressions, from shocked to incredulity to bewilderment, could be seen on everyone’s faces as they watched Duan Ling Tian safely emerge from the Soul Extinguishing Water and return to his position.
Needless to say, everyone broke into an uproar when they regained their senses.
“Heavens! This… What’s going on? He… actually survived!”
“This purple-clad young man must have a soul defense Celestial Weapon that’s at the Duke Grade or above. I hear soul defense weapons of those grades could protect one from the Soul Extinguishing Water’s effect.”
Among these people, there were quite a few who were knowledgeable and experienced. They did not hesitate to make their own conjectures.
“A Soul defense Celestial Weapon at or above the Duke Grade? Soul defense Celestial Weapons are the rarest… The cost of a soul defense Duke Grade Celestial Weapon is roughly the cost of a purely defensive King Grade Celestial Weapon!”
“If he truly has that kind of weapon, it’s no wonder he’s able to survive the Soul Extinguishing Water with his body alone.”
“This soul defense Celestial Weapon will give him all advantage during the Celestial Lord Temple’s second trial! It’s really going to be a walk in the park for him. With this soul defense Celestial Weapon, it’s as though the boxes and chest are being served on a silver platter to him!”
Duan Ling Tian’s group had long been convinced of his strength and knew he was not inferior to Dongfang Jin Lun at all.
On the other hand, the people from Dongfang Jin Lun’s group looked at Duan Ling Tian with eyes brimming with jealousy and resentment. It was clear they were all looking for an opportunity to snatch the soul defense Celestial Weapon away from him.
At this moment, Dongfang Jin Lun stepped forward and looked at Duan Ling Tian before he said in a hoarse voice, “Brat, you have a soul defense Celestial Weapon at the Duke Grade or above?” Although there were no ripples in his eyes, and it was as indifferent as always, if one were to look closely… one would be able to see the greed brewing in the depths of his eyes.
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