White Robed Chief Chapter 765
Translator: EndlessFantasy Translation Editor: EndlessFantasy Translation
Feng Xi came closer and placed a finger under Chu Li’s nose but felt no breathing, thus confirming that he had indeed breathed his last.
“It’s done,” Feng Xi said with a raised voice.
Two people glided over from a faraway rooftop. One of them was Zhou Xun while the other was Miss Ruolan, who was dressed in a light purple gown.
They approached the scene with their heads lowered as they examined Chu Li carefully.
“He’s really dead?” Zhou Xun asked with a frown.
Feng Xi confirmed. “He’s dead.”
Miss Ruolan nodded and calmly observed. “There was no sign of any martial arts from the Tempest Temple. Indeed, he hasn’t cultivated the Tempest Temple’s martial arts.”
She took out a porcelain bottle from her inner pocket and carefully poured out a pill. “Let him take this!”
Zhou Xun took the pill and stuffed it into Chu Li’s mouth.
Then Miss Ruolan said, “Come with me.”
She glided away as she spoke.
Zhou Xun picked Chu Li up and trailed after her. Feng Xi followed closely behind them.
“Why are you coming along?” Zhou Xun looked at Feng Xi with a frown.
Feng Xi smiled. “To watch the fun.”
“What fun is there to watch here!” Zhou Xun huffed. “You’ve killed him once, so it counts as you avenging Feng Changwen already.”
“Elder Zhou, there might really be something wrong with him!” Feng Xi replied while still smiling.
Zhou Xun scoffed. “You think there’s something wrong with him?”
“My words hold no weight.” Feng Xi turned his gaze to Miss Ruolan who was gracefully gliding ten meters ahead of them. “It only counts if Miss Ruolan says there’s nothing wrong with him.”
Zhou Xun scoffed again.
When he had seen how badly Chu Li had been beaten up by Feng Xi before he finally died, Zhou Xun sighed to himself. If there was nothing wrong with Zhao Dahe, judging by his personality, he would certainly continue to fight Feng Xi later on!
The three of them came to a courtyard, entered the bedchamber, and lay Chu Li down on a bed.
Then, the two men stepped aside and quietly watched Miss Ruolan.
There was a solemn and grave expression on Miss Ruolan’s charming face as she lifted her hands and formed a strange mudra with her pale fingers over Chu Li’s forehead before closing her eyes.
Her long lashes trembled slightly while her body remained motionless.
Zhou Xun and Feng Xi stood behind her vigilantly to prevent anyone from entering and bothering her.
Although Chu Li was physically dead, his mind was still alive. He was currently in a strange state where he was neither dead nor alive.
This was the wonderful aspect of the Life and Death Scripture. It was during his advancement into the third level of his Life and Death Scripture cultivation that he discovered this magical effect.
In this state of death, his body would be no different than any other dead bodies. However, his mind would remain clear and conscious and everything around him would still be under the observation of the Omniscient Mirror.
With a flicker of his thoughts, he would then be able to return to his normal state.
Being in this state of death was not merely a method to feign death, but was also a superbly brilliant way of revitalization.
Instead of comparing it to a person in a sleep state, it would be more accurate to liken this state of death to a deep Zen state that could provide true rest for the person. Naturally, its revitalization and healing effects were immensely astounding and more powerful than him using spiritual energy to circulate the Recuperation Heart Technique.
At his current cultivation level of the Life and Death Scripture, he could now voluntarily switch between the states of life and death. Every time he feigned death, he would undergo a rebirth and gain new life. This transition from death to life and then from life to death was like a reincarnation cycle. After every cycle, his body and spirit would be entirely renewed.
This was where the true wonder of the Life and Death Scripture lay.
While his Omniscient Mirror could not read Miss Ruolan’s mind, it could still read the minds of Zhou Xun and Feng Xi, so he had been aware of their plans and had decided to play along by faking his death.
He was very curious to find out what unique skill Miss Ruolan would use to check and see if there was anything wrong with him.
A strange force entered his head which caused his mind to begin circulating on its own and recalled the scene of his fortuitous encounter
Chu Li was amazed by it. This was a type of special skill that should be similar to that of mind reading.
Thus, he quickly constructed the scene of the fortuitous encounter in his mind.
He pictured the old monk as Kong Hai and imagined how the monk had caught him in midair, passed on the Sentient Menace to him and then turned into a ray of light before vanishing and leaving a strange sign in the sky.
It was impossible for a person who had not encountered this strange sign to imagine it and only those who had witnessed it could clearly know the details of it.
After a while, the force slowly receded.
Miss Ruolan gradually withdrew her pale fingers and formed another mudra over her own forehead. More than ten breaths later, her eyes finally fluttered open.
“Miss Ruolan?” Zhou Xun spoke anxiously.
Feng Xi was also watching her intently.
A calm expression had now entered Miss Ruolan’s charming face as she said, “He didn’t lie to us. He has indeed received a fortuitous encounter. An old monk has passed on the Sentient Menace to him before achieving a rainbow body, and this monk was most likely not from the Tempest Temple.”
“Not from the Tempest Temple?” Zhou Xun repeated quizzically. “Could there really be something wrong with Zhao Dahe?”
Miss Ruolan glanced at him and shook her head. “No, the old monk didn’t reveal his identity, and since he has fully attained a rainbow body, he no longer has any connections to this world. Zhao Dahe was just very lucky. If it had been a few moments later, he would’ve missed this encounter.”
“If the old monk was capable of attaining a rainbow body, he must’ve been a famous senior monk, right?” Feng Xi asked. “We should be able to find out his identity after a quick search.”
“This old monk isn’t a monk from the Li Dynasty,” Miss Ruolan replied. “The Buddhist Austerities of the Tempest Temple are focused on cultivating an incorruptible golden body while the Titanium Temple’s Buddhist Austerities are aimed at the rainbow body attainment, so this old monk should be from the Titanium Temple. Since the Titanium Temple is not at all hung up on the secular world, they won’t need any informant, so there should be no problem with Zhao Dahe.”
Zhou Xun was overjoyed.
Feng Xi said, “Miss Ruolan, there’s something I don’t understand. Do the Titanium Temple monks also cultivate the Sentient Menace?”
Miss Ruolan nodded. “The Titanium Temple cultivates divine powers and places less emphasis on martial arts, so they usually don’t find the Tempest Temple’s martial arts appealing and view such skills as trivialities. Nonetheless, their profound knowledge of the Buddhist Austerities makes it very easy for them to cultivate the martial arts of the Tempest Temple, so quite a few Titanium Temple monks have been cultivating it for fun.”
“This young fellow is so lucky!” Feng Xi glared at Chu Li who was still lying on the bed.
Miss Ruolan said, “Commander Feng, from today onward, Zhou Dahe is a reserved disciple. You will not act recklessly anymore.”
“Understood.” Feng Xi gave a fist salute.
The Holy Church of Light had strict rules prohibiting internal strife, so Zhao Dahe could be considered to have achieved rapid advancement. His status as the Holy Church of Light’s reserved disciple would leave everyone in fear, so no one would dare to mess around with him anymore. Given that Feng Xi himself was also a reserved disciple, if he were to harm Zhao Dahe in any way, the Church would definitely put him to death.
Zhou Xun beamed with delight as he said, “I wonder how great Zhao Dahe’s achievements will be in the future when he’s armed with the Sentient Menace and the Great Light Scripture!”
Miss Ruolan nodded lightly. “It depends on how good his luck is then.”
“When will he be receiving the Church’s martial arts?” Zhou Xun asked eagerly. “You should probably do it as soon as possible since he’s not very young.”
Miss Ruolan cast a sideways glance at him. “The whereabouts of the Saint should be kept secret. You shouldn’t be asking about this!”
“Understood.” Zhou Xun hurriedly held up a fist salute. “Forgive me for my impertinence!”
“Leave him here. You may go now!” Miss Ruolan said, “After he receives the Church’s martial arts, he’ll leave this place right away.”
“Miss Ruolan, why not let him stay?” Zhou Xun asked. “I can watch over him and give him some advice.”
Miss Ruolan shook her head and replied, “All arrangements are to be made according to the Saint’s instructions.”
Feng Xi frowned in hesitation before asking, “Miss Ruolan, will he be sent to the Great Light Peak for his cultivation?”
“That’s a possibility.” Miss Ruolan lightly nodded.
Feng Xi’s expression fell slightly.
Meanwhile, Zhou Xun was pleased beyond expectation.
If a reserved disciple managed to enter the Great Light Peak for their cultivation, it would mean that they had received the Saint’s approval and had high hopes to become an official disciple in the future.
“This young fellow is so lucky!” Feng Xi huffed.
Zhou Xun chuckled. “He’s very lucky indeed to have been able to profit from such a misfortune.”
Feng Xi glared at him in discontent.
Zhou Xun said, “Elder Feng, you shouldn’t blame him. Even if Feng Changwen was still alive, there wouldn’t be much hope for him in becoming an official disciple anyway!”
Feng Xi did not refute him.
Although Feng Changwen’s aptitude had been quite impressive, he could not be compared to Zhao Dahe.
Miss Ruolan waved a hand to dismiss them.
The two men tactfully took their leave.
Then, Miss Ruolan fixed her eyes on Chu Li with her brows knitted together.
Since she had been cultivating special skills, she had very acute instincts and could sense that something was slightly off about him but could not pinpoint it exactly.
It had never occurred to her that something might have gone wrong with her Memory Tracing Skill.