Chaotic Sword God Chapter 2529
“I was muddle-headed in the past, and I did not restrain my elders well, almost leading to a huge mistake! I thank the patriarch for your wise words and forgiveness!” the ancestor of the Daoist Sect of Calm Clouds, Sheng Ping, bowed and said carefully.
He placed particular stress on ‘wise words’, as if he was afraid that Jian Chen would regret his decision.
After all, he and the elders had already expressed that they knew about what happened in the past and even permitted it to happen by severing one of their arms. If Jian Chen really wanted to settle it as a debt of blood, no one in the sect would be able to survive.
The Heavenly Moon Empire had already pledged itself to the Tian Yuan clan. They had become a subsidiary organisation of the Tian Yuan clan. Jian Chen only needed to say a single word to have the experts of the Heavenly Moon Empire kill their way through the Daoist Sect of Calm Clouds.
Jian Chen glanced past the elders who had severed one of their arms coldly. Apart from the ancestor of the Daoist Sect of Calm Clouds, there were five other elders.
Whether it be Sheng Ping or the five elders, they all felt chills run down their spines when they faced Jian Chen’s gaze.
Jian Chen’s gaze seemed to contain unlimited sword Qi to them, where just a single glance made them feel like they were pierced by swords. It struck fear into their hearts.
“Even his gaze is so terrifying. Just what level of cultivation has the patriarch of the Tian Yuan clan reached now? How did he increase his cultivation at such an unbelievable rate in just a few decades?” Sheng Ping thought to himself. As he was filled with fear, he also felt extremely shocked.
“I will drop the matter of the past. However, from today onwards, if your Daoist Sect of Calm Clouds dares to do anything to the Tian Yuan clan, I will definitely destroy you,” Jian Chen said coldly.
“How would we dare…”
Jian Chen departed from the Daoist Sect of Calm Clouds. He stood outside the formations and subconsciously looked in the direction of the Earth Spirit sect. However, he did not go there in the end.
His grievances with the Earth Spirit sect had already been resolved under the assistance of the divine king back then. The elder of the Earth Spirit sect would guard the Tian Yuan clan for ten thousand years to make up for it.
However, at this moment, Jian Chen’s heart suddenly tingled. He felt an urge and began to peer into certain matters.
Peering into things was an ability that all experts possessed. They would use their comprehension of the ways of the world to peer into a fraction of the heavenly secrets and deeper secrets of the world.
However, as the comprehension of the ways of the world varied from cultivation to cultivation, their ability would vary as well.
Jian Chen’s eyes suddenly became as profound as the cosmos as streaks of light from the laws appeared. At that moment, his eyes seemed to become a part of the ways, allowing him to see the secrets of the world.
This process lasted for around eight minutes. In that short amount of time, Jian Chen depleted half of the power of his soul.
Peering into the heavenly secrets, into the past and the future, placed an extremely great burden on the soul. Aside from Grand Primes, no one could keep it up for very long.
“As it turns out, the ancestor of the Earth Spirit sect, Sang Tu, was so easy to negotiate with not because of the divine king but because fairy Hao Yue had paid a visit.” Jian Chen understood some of the hidden details.
However, he did not manage to see fairy Hao Yue. After all, Jian Chen was still unable to peer into any matters regarding her with his current strength. He could only infer from what he saw from the heavenly secrets.
“After I left the Cloud Plane, the Tian Yuan clan faced a great crisis. They were almost destroyed by the ninth prince of the Blood Sun Empire. It was because the Flower of Ways in the Yin Mountains of Sevens Despair belonged to the ninth prince. The reason why the ninth prince was able to trace it back to the Tian Yuan clan involved the ancestor of the Earth Spirit sect, Sang Tu,” Jian Chen murmured softly. His voice was frigid. His sudden urge had shed light onto some unknown secrets.
In the next moment, he flew off to the Earth Spirit sect with Hei Ya as a streak of light.
Very soon, Jian Chen arrived at the Earth Spirit sect. His identity was no longer the same as before, so the Earth Spirit sect received him as the Daoist Sect of Calm Clouds did. Sang Tu led all the elders to receive Jian Chen with quite a grand ceremony, welcoming him.
Jian Chen sat in the main seat within the hall of the Earth Spirit sect. He cut right to the chase. He directly stared at Sang Tu and said with a sunken face, “Originally, my grievances with the Earth Spirit sect were resolved. I did not plan on coming to the Earth Spirit sect, but I did in the end. Sang Tu, do you know why?”
“I do not. I hope the patriarch can explain.” Sang Tu clasped his fist as he experienced a multitude of feelings.
Jian Chen was only an Overgod in the past, an ant-like existence that he could easily crush. Yet, in just a few decades, he had become someone so great that he needed to grovel before him.
“In the past, you almost destroyed the Tian Yuan clan. If the emperor of the Xi Empire had not arrived in time, the Tian Yuan clan would no longer exist in the Dong’an province.” Jian Chen stressed every syllable. His voice was chilling. It hid surging killing intent.
Sang Tu’s heart sank from that. He sensed that things were taking a bad turn, but he behaved like he was innocent, acting like he had no idea at all. “No I didn’t. Patriarch, there must have been some misunderstanding.”
“The only way for others to not know what you have done is to not do it in the first place. Sang Tu, did you really think that no one would know as long as you hid it well? It is impossible to keep anything hidden from someone far more powerful than you,” Jian Chen said coldly.
“Patriarch, I don’t understand. If you insist that I once brought a crisis onto the Tian Yuan clan, please show me evidence, or I will never accept it,” Sang Tu said through gritted teeth. In reality, he already understood what Jian Chen was referring to. However, he knew that Jian Chen had no evidence because he had left behind no traces at all. It was impossible to find anything through investigation.
Jian Chen ignored Sang Tu’s objection. He said to himself, “Even though the Daoist Sect of Calm Clouds tried to assassinate me in the past, I only made the people involved cut off an arm of theirs because they only targeted me. They did not lay their hands on the people around me. However, you almost destroyed the entire Tian Yuan clan. Back then, there were many people in the Tian Yuan clan whose lives I hold even more dearly than my own. However, you almost doomed them all. Sang Tu, what do you think you deserve?”
Before Sang Tu could reply, Jian Chen continued, “The only thing you deserve is death!” With that, Jian Chen charged toward Sang Tu as a streak of light. He was unbelievably fast, to the point where Sang Tu could not respond.
He shot past Sang Tu as a streak of light and stopped at the entrance of the hall, facing everyone with his back.
Sang Tu’s eyes immediately blanked out. They became hollow and dull. At that moment, a thin red line appeared on his forehead. As the line grew longer, his entire head split open right down the middle.
Sang Tu was dead.