Xiao Chen looked around, but his expression did not change at all. He did not spot any worthy opponents.
The fish monsters in the lake jumped out, and soon, blood-curdling screams rang out time after time.
More than half of the one hundred-odd disciples of the Heavenly Eagle Castle and the Fantasy Cloud Sect suffered instant death.
Less than fifty people managed to land before Xiao Chen. All of them broke out in a cold sweat, terrified.
Although the gargantuan snake was not around, the fish monsters in the lake were still very mighty. Caught up in their excitement, the Demonic Dao sect disciples eaten by the fish monsters truly died miserable deaths.
“Speak, did you pick the Blood Spirit Flowers here?!”
The many Demonic Dao sect disciples recovered their wits. Relying on their numbers, they immediately shouted this question at Xiao Chen.
All that answered the Demonic Dao sect disciples was the Tyrant Saber in Xiao Chen’s hand.
He drew his Tyrant Saber, and a saber light lit up the surroundings. The saber sounded like thunder as he charged into the crowd like a bolt of lightning.
Xiao Chen looked like a beam of light, his figure indistinguishable.
As he swung his saber, scarlet light flashed. Heads started flying off in the air like they were turnips.
With the support of the Taiji Dao, the two vast Veritable Essence Energies in Xiao Chen’s Primal Core started circulating rapidly.
Immediately, fleeting light filled his surroundings, the Yinyang Taiji diagram appearing as light and shadow, materializing an invisible energy around his body.
Inside this Taiji force field, the air became as viscous as water. The Demonic Dao sect disciples found it difficult to move. With their movements hampered, their speed declined.
The Demonic Dao sect disciples could not utilize their advantage in numbers at all.
Only a few strong, early-stage Star Venerate disciples managed to struggle free with all their might after using Dao Tools or powerful killing moves.
Before the horror on their faces cleared, a flash of saber light eliminated all signs of life.
Charging through the crowd, Xiao Chen seemed like he was chopping vegetables as he killed the disciples of the two Demonic Dao sects. They could not retaliate at all.
At this moment, a sorry figure with a weak aura was holding his breath in the lake and swimming up arduously. After much difficulty, he managed to surface and take a breath of fresh air.
When that figure saw the carnage on the island, he was scared pale. Then, he quickly sank back into the water. However, when he saw the many fish monsters approaching from all directions, he wanted to cry.
Xiao Chen sheathed his saber and saw the Veritable Essence Energy Taiji diagram spinning rapidly in his Primal Core come to a halt as soon as he willed it.
Just at this moment, he also stopped his Saber Dao and Thunder Dao.
Standing on the ground, he quietly circulated his energy and scattered the remnant Veritable Essence Energy and the Saber Dao’s Great Dao Energy into the ground.
“Boom!” Xiao Chen’s entire body shook, and dust surged up.
When the dust cleared, the ground had collapsed, revealing an exquisite Taiji diagram that was like the work of gods.
The corpses of the disciples from the two Demonic Dao sects had been pulverized.
Aside from the faint bloody stench, there was no indication that a bitter slaughter had just taken place.
Xiao Chen stretched out his hand and threw a palm strike. “Bang!” The water exploded, and a figure flew out of the lake.
Close at that person’s heels, four fish monsters flew out as well. Then, they opened their mouths, wanting to chomp him in the air and share him among themselves.
Two lightning dragons appeared under Xiao Chen’s feet, and he moved like a laser beam, instantly rescuing that person in the air and returning to the island.
The four fish monsters caught nothing and splashed back into the lake.
That person, whom Xiao Chen tossed to the ground, coughed a few times violently, continuously spewing water.
The sight of that eye-catching bald head surprised Xiao Chen. He had seen this monk being swallowed up by a fish monster.
To think that this monk was not dead. There had to be more to this.
Xiao Chen followed the clues, made some deductions, and soon figured out what had happened.
This monk was indeed an expert, but he was severely injured. Furthermore, he had been very unlucky. By the time he arrived in front of Xiao Chen, he was already quite weak from his injuries and not worth a strike.
As Xiao Chen was thinking, the monk, who was on the ground, suddenly got up and fled.
Xiao Chen was slightly startled but did not give chase. There were many fish monsters in the lake. Any one of them could kill the monk.
Xiao Chen did not believe that the monk had the guts.
Indeed, Yan Chen ran to the lakeside and wanted to jump in. However, he stopped with an awkward expression.
It looks like heaven really wants me dead. After managing to flee from the fish’s belly after so much difficulty, unexpectedly, I still cannot escape death.
The white-clad cultivator with delicate features was not only scarily strong, but as he slaughtered the others like chopping vegetables, his expression had remained calm and unchanging. He was even scarier than the Demonic Dao sect disciples.
“Little monk, I see that you have a refined appearance and do not look like an evil monk at all. Why did you attack me earlier?”
Just as Yan Chen was feeling uncertain, Xiao Chen’s voice rang out. Chapter 1818 (Raw 1829): Everyone Has Their Reasons
Yan Chen was startled at Xiao Chen’s words.
“Turn around. Let’s speak. I won’t kill you.” Xiao Chen found this person somewhat unfathomable. However, this person’s eyes were very clear and pure, unlike an evil monk’s.
Xiao Chen was always more tolerant of the Buddhist sect’s people.
Even if the other party was disrespectful of him or had malicious intentions, he would avoid killing them if possible.
Yan Chen felt depressed in his heart. If his strength had recovered, he would not be in such an awkward situation.
He thought himself clever and fled. In the end, he was blocked by a bunch of insignificant fish. This made it hard to advance or retreat. He could not help feeling trapped.
Yan Chen turned around and looked at Xiao Chen. Then, he answered honestly, “I was not trying to attack you. I only thought that you were dead and wanted to see if you had any Medicinal Pills for treating injuries. Although I did not hold much hope, there might still have been a small chance. Who knew, you were not dead.
“You sent me flying just like that, nearly made me die in a fish’s belly.”
When Xiao Chen heard this, he did not say anything, merely extended his hand and tossed Yan Chen the last Medicinal Pill for treating injuries that his senior brother Ye Zifeng had given him.
Yan Chen reached out and gently caught the Medicinal Pill that was flying over. Then, he looked at Xiao Chen with confusion on his face.
What is this?
Poison? It does not seem like poison. Treatment medicine?
However, this was a person who appeared in the one hundred thousand great peaks and was so vicious in his attacks. If he was not a pirate, he should be someone of the Demonic Dao.
Why would such a person save me?
Right now, Yan Chen had a very negative opinion of the people of the Demonic Dao.
When he entered this Myriad Star Mountain, everyone attacked him just because of his bald head.
It was never-ending and incredibly frustrating.
Xiao Chen did not want to waste his breath, so he directly took out the Buddhist sect’s Golden Letter that the Venerable Xuan Bei gave to him. “Do you recognize this?”
“A Golden Letter Honorary Gift!”
Yan Chen was shocked. Then, as he looked at Xiao Chen, he was even more shocked.
Nearly everyone of the Buddhist sects would know about this Golden Letter. Only people whom the Buddhist sects had a great sense of gratitude towards would receive such a gift. As long as one saw the Golden Letter, no matter one’s position in a Buddhist sect, one would have to be willing to repay that gratitude.
The materials of the Golden Letter were just ordinary divine materials. However, the scripture written on the Golden Letter was the Kāśyapa Holy Scripture.
That was the first and last scripture the Kāśyapa Buddha left behind after attaining Buddhahood.
Within the Buddhist sects, only the people managing the four Buddhist Holy Lands had the ability to make copies of this scripture.
Others’ Buddhist nature would not be strong enough. At the very best, they could only barely gain enlightenment through it. Even if one understood it, when one wanted to copy it down, one would discover that one did not know how to start, completely forgetting it.
Hence, this Golden Letter was extremely precious.
All along, it had been used as the highest form of Honorary Gift among the Buddhist sects, given to those whom the Buddhist sect was exceedingly grateful to.
“You…you… How could you possibly receive the Golden Letter?”
Yan Chen did not dare to believe it as he received the Golden Letter. His hands trembled slightly.
Xiao Chen had returned the Mahāmāyā Abstinence Violation Saber Technique’s saber manual. Naturally, that was worthy of this gift.
However, there was no need to tell Yan Chen the reason behind it.
After verifying that the Golden Letter is real, Yan Chen stopped worrying and directly consumed the Medicinal Pill that Xiao Chen gave him.
Even before Yan Chen completely refined the Medicinal Pill, he felt all the injuries on his body stabilize, no longer worsening.
Yan Chen could not help smiling. “What a powerful Medicinal Pill! I can probably make a full recovery after six or seven days.”
“Six or seven days?”
When Xiao Chen heard what Yan Chen said, he revealed a puzzled expression.
What kind of injury is it? To think that it is so severe.
The Medicinal Pill that Senior Brother Ye Zifeng gave me is extremely precious. Even if this monk is severely injured, he should not require such a long time to recover.
Yan Chen sighed, “The Demonic Dao sects have too many means. I am to blame for being careless when I saw that those two were only middle-stage Star Venerates and their Demonic Might was not strong. My mind and soul got injured; my physical body nearly turned into mush.”
When Xiao Chen heard that, he gave Yan Chen a strange look.
Do you have to boast like that?
Even though I respect you as an expert, there is no need to put on a front and take a tone of looking down on middle-stage Star Venerates as nothing, right?
However, although Xiao Chen thought that, he did not care too much. He just listened quietly.
Just at this moment, a strong Demonic Might, accompanied by a will of soul, surged over.
Yan Chen vomited a mouthful of blood, sent flying as he cried out miserably.
At the same time, Xiao Chen used two kinds of Dao Might to support himself before barely managing to resist with his own will of soul. As he looked into the distance, his expression flickered.
“That’s not good!”
Xiao Chen looked around, but his expression did not change at all. He did not spot any worthy opponents.