Transcending the Nine Heavens - Chapter 182 I Have My Path!
Anyone who knew of him would be left without any choice but to acknowledge this person’s wisdom and his unparalleled understanding of the martial arts! Even techniques which had been long forgotten and tossed aside would be transformed and become incredible in his hands.
This person’s last name was Xiao and his name was Xiao Feng Yun. He gave himself this name, based on the phrase ‘laughing storm’. According to the legends, his highest achievement was the ninth grade Martial Monarch!
Playing with the blue sky, and arrogantly laughing at the storm. Mastering the world with the universe within me.
Xiao Feng Yun evaluated his own worth with these words. In the eyes of this extraordinary man, life in the world was just that. Everything adhered to this principle, the rise and fall of dynasties, control, and governance of human life!
The palm pattern on the inside of the Purple Crystal was indicative of Xiao Feng Yun’s sign. Only a madman would do such a thing, using a hand to represent himself.
However, this represented that everything was in the palm of his hand.
This piece of Purple Crystal made Chu Yang remember the Pure Purple Jade Essence pendant that was on his chest. The writing and pattern inside looked like it could have come from the same mold.
Meng Chao Ran had once said that a low-level Martial Emperor would have to put great effort in order to leave an inscription like that.
“That artifact appeared after the mountain collapsed. Countless people also came to search the area but found nothing.” Mo Tian Ji said, “I was entranced the moment my gaze fell upon this Purple Crystal fragment.”
Chu Yang finally understood. With such an item, even he would be tempted!
For a martial artist, this was more attractive than the most beautiful individual in the world.
“The very next day, I gave the hunter one hundred liangs of gold for this piece of Purple Crystal and went deep into Connecting Clouds Mountain.” Mo Tian Ji said.
One hundred liangs of gold… this guy is too cheap. If this was indeed Purple Crystal, its value far exceeds one hundred liangs of gold. Let alone the fact that it held an earth-shattering secret inside.
“One hundred liangs of gold is actually a lot. I originally wanted to give him only one hundred liangs of silver.” Mo Tian Ji said casually, “with these poor hunters, even ten liangs of gold would have been sufficient to make them wealthy. However, if I had given so little, I would have felt uneasy afterward. As such, I decided to give him a hundred liangs of gold instead.”
Chu Yang smiled wryly.
Mo Tian Ji was truly incredible. He can unconsciously see through people’s thoughts to perceive the concerns they might have and address them even before they are asked.
Talking to him is like hearing him talking to himself. If he did not want you to talk, then you would not the chance to open your mouth.
“On the second day, I brought elder Fang, Mo Cheng Yu, and my little sister to the ruins on Connecting Clouds Mountain. That spot was on a cliff on the side of the mountain. It was a few thousand feet deep. The cliff face was practically vertical. At that point, I was concerned that my little sister would get hurt. I also wasn’t sure if there were any dangerous creatures in the vicinity and as such, I left Mo Cheng Yu with on little sister on the top of the mountain.”
Mo Tian Ji smiled bitterly.
Chu Yang thought that if he saw such treacherous terrain, he would not have let his eight year old sister take the risk either…
“However, at the moment I went down the cliff, I discovered a pond filled with oil. I then searched everywhere but was unable to find a single thing. It was then that I heard a voice from the opposing cliff face shouting down, “Second young master of the Mo clan, how were you able to get to such a great spot? You have made us Hei Mo people extremely happy!” After that, flames burst out, catching the oil afire. Can you imagine how troubled I was?” Mo Tian Ji smiled terribly, “The cliff face stood straight up, and the fire rose high!”
“While I was anxious about my sister. I knew that at that moment she would have been ambushed above. However, I was out of options.” Mo Tian Ji took a deep breath and continued, “Elder Fang and I took turns digging a hole into the mountain using the purple jade flute. Despite all of our efforts, we only managed to dig a few dozen feet deep. The fire was so strong that the face of Connecting Clouds Mountain turned hot red. What could we do with a few dozen feet?”
“Fortunately, the heavens always provide. At the very last moment, we accidentally dug our way into the Martial Monarch Xiao Feng Yun’s cave. It was lucky that we managed to escape with our lives!” Mo Tian Ji’s voice began to slow as he uttered those words, eyes quietly analyzing Chu Yang’s face taking in every little detail.
The remnants of a powerful Martial Monarch in the Nine Heavens was an enormous temptation to anyone!
No matter who it was, they could not remain indifferent upon hearing such information. If Chu Yang showed the tiniest sign of greed, Mo Tian Ji would immediately change his attitude toward him immediately!
Chu Yang shouted, “I am not concerned with whatever you obtained and certainly do not want anything to do with them.”
Mo Tian Ji’s eyes momentarily flashed an odd emotion, “Why? The treasures of a Martial Monarch, anyone in this world would desire them. Aren’t you the least bit curious?”
“I have my own techniques and my own path.” Chu Yang said casually, “I want to go about it my own way! At the same time, I don’t want any distractions. Let’s just say that the word Supreme is also just another distraction for me!”
Mo Tian Ji’s eyes narrowed as he looked carefully at Chu Yang for a while, “You are remarkable!” He thought for a little and said, “Brother Chu, your way of thinking is very much like mine.”
“…oh.” Chu Yang thought a little and answered cautiously.
“Perhaps you already know the appeal that this Purple Crystal has for me.” Mo Tian Ji sighed, “Even remnants from a Supreme master would not stir up any desire for me, but this relic… I must have it!”
Chu Yang completely understood.
All of Mo Tian Ji’s life, while he was powerful, he rarely actually fought. He always had the habit of using his intellect to solve problems. He would avoid confrontation as much as possible and only do so when absolutely necessary. What he enjoyed the most was the act of manipulation!
This aspect of his coincided with part of Diwu Qing Rou’s character.
The ninth grade Martial Monarch Xiao Feng Yun who had left behind this relic was also that type of person. He became a master of the world using a form of intellectual cultivation!
This was the greatest temptation for Mo Tian Ji!
“The people from the Hei Mo clan already had information on the location of the ruins.” Mo Tian Ji slowly said, “They had planned to wait on the cliff face and then follow us. With me going deep down the cliff face, they realized that they had a rare opportunity! The fact that there was a pond of oil at the bottom made their plans even better…”
“Haha, this was truly a coincidence!” While Mo Tian Ji’s voice was very calm, Chu Yang could hear an undertone of coldness which was capable of freezing a person to the bones.
“My little sister… is she okay?” Mo Tian Ji changed the topic and asked for the third time.
Everything had been explained clearly. Even though Mo Tian Ji did not know why King of Hell Chu was so insistent on hearing the details, he could sense that if he did not explain clearly, Chu Yang would not give him any information about his little sister.
“She had been stabbed by the sword of the Hei Mo Sword King… right here!” Chu Yang pointed to his chest and stopped there.
Mo Tian Ji immediately became as pale as a white sheet of paper!
He weakly sat down and muttered, “Were her Three Yin Meridian destroyed?” It was now certain that his little sister was not dead. If it had just an ordinary injury, Chu Yang would not have pointed out the location as he did. For a female, that location was the location of the Cold Yin Meridian. For Mo Qing Wu, this location was far more important; it was the intersection of her Three Yin Meridian.
“Yes!” Chu Yang said calmly.
Mo Tian Ji tightly clenched his fists. Then he released them and clenched them again. His white face gradually showed the color dark purple. He hissed quietly, “I will not… let… you… get… away… with… this!”
“Who is it?” Chu Yang asked in shock.
Mo Tian Ji looked up. He closed his eyes for a long time before calmly answering, “Brother Chu, this does not concern you! I will bring my little sister back to the clan in Middle Three Heavens immediately!”
“What happens after you return?” Chu Yang asked.
“After we return… I will try my best to protect her.” A look of pain flashed in Mo Tian Ji’s eyes.
“Can you protect her?” Chu Yang sneered, “Mo Tian Ji, you are only a second young master…”
“Then if she stays here, can you protect her?” Mo Tian Ji snorted and asked. Chu Yang’s words had undoubtedly hit Mo Tian Ji’s sensitive spot, but he remained steadfast and asked a question that left Chu Yang dumbfounded.
Chu Yang was silent.
The two opponents threw away any pretenses and continued the heated exchange.
“I like her a lot!” Chu Yang took a deep breath and said, “I do not want her to return to the clan and receive unfair treatment!”
“What do you mean by like?” Mo Tian Ji’s two eyes shot out two life-threatening sharp rays. They were like two swords piercing directly at Chu Yang’s heart.
“If I tell you it’s the kind of love between a man and a woman, would you believe me?” Chu Yang smiled.
“Haha…!!!” Mo Tian Ji laughed and shook his head, “Brother Chu, are hilarious!” It had been a long time since anyone had made Mo Tian Ji laugh and was unable to control himself.
It was because these words were said by King of Hell Chu!
“Is it really that funny?” Chu Yang muttered in annoyance.
“Fine! Fine! I don’t want to argue with you about this anymore.” Mo Tian Ji tried to control his laughter but was still having trouble. After a long while, he said sincerely, “Where is Xiao Wu now? Please bring me to see her.”
“There is a piece of good news that I want to tell you.” Chu Yang said.
“What is it?”
“I am sure I am able to heal Xiao Wu’s Three Yin Meridian.” Chu Yang said hesitantly, “But not right now… at this moment, I am not capable of doing so. I need time, perhaps two more years.”
“Are you a physician?” Mo Tian Ji was startled.
“Cough… cough… No.”
“Haha. I am grateful for your good intentions. When I return to the clan, I will relay your words to my father.” Mo Tian Ji sighed softly.
Essentially, Mo Tian Ji was not exactly convinced with Chu Yang’s words.
This was exactly what Chu Yang was afraid of. He could not provide any evidence to support his words, and his current strength was simply insufficient to gain the respect of the Mo clan.