Chapter 46: Inner Demons
Translator: EndlessFantasy Translation Editor: EndlessFantasy Translation
The essence of martial arts was to become stronger, infinitely stronger, not for the sake of aggression.
It was to protect ones dignity when one is being oppressed.
It was to protect ones family and friends when they were in danger.
If martial arts did not have a constant meaning to maintain, no matter how strong one became, it would be like a good sword一reduced to a mere tool in the hands of others.
For the sake of the survival of the entire race, ants could carry things that were several times heavier than themselves.
For the sake of a belief, a martial artist could release energy that surpassed the limits of a humans own body!
Wave after wave of energy was gradually released from Ye Xiaos body.
The rain could no longer get close and was maintained at a distance.
Then, that distance became one foot, two feet, ten feet, a hundred feet, a thousand feet…
An invisible domain of spiritual energy was formed and proceeded to spread out continuously.
Not long after, some of the pedestrians who were walking could not help but stop.
“Hey! Why isnt it raining anymore”
Why did the rain suddenly stop Its still raining a mile away.”
A moment later, Ye Xiao stopped and raised his head.
An even more powerful aura erupted in an instant and erupted toward the heavens, forcing away all the rain clouds in the sky.
Sunlight shone on Ye Xiaos fair face.
A rainbow appeared on the horizon.
It was exceptionally beautiful and attracted many girls to stop and take photos.
Ye Xiao placed his hands behind his back and was immersed in the feeling of breaking through to the great sect.
Unexpectedly, he did not feel much joy.
Perhaps, after advancing, even his state of mind would also evolve.
It could be said that the enhancement in his state of mind would bring about an improvement in his cultivation.
In short, after becoming a great grandmaster, his state of mind seemed to be much more mature than before.
When he transmigrated there previously, he died early due to the torment of his illness.
Hence, his state of mind had already surpassed his peers by much.
Now, his state of mind had already reached a level that ordinary people could not understand.
The Big Dippers Grand Mystery was activated.
The spiritual energy of a great grandmaster altered the vision and thoughts of the people around him.
At that moment, it was as if Ye Xiao had disappeared from their eyes.
Whether it was electronic devices or the sight and senses of living creatures… None of them could perceive Ye Xiao, even if he was standing right in front of them, face to face.
After the spiritual energy spread out, many places that were previously hidden were now extremely clear.
It was as if Ye Xiao had placed cameras everywhere in Jianghai city.
“I cant believe its there.”
Ye Xiao muttered and stepped out, walking toward the great river outside Jianghai city.
At that moment, he was no longer stepping on the ground, but floating in the air, treading through the atmosphere.
It was as if there were invisible stairs in the air that supported him as he moved forward.
That was one of the two signs of a great grandmaster一flying.
The other sign was the addition of spiritual energy to his attacks.
His speed was even faster than before.
Previously, Ye Xiaos figure could still be seen with a careful look.
Even more so if one stood at a high altitude and looked from a wide angle.
It was just like when a Bugatti was driven at its fastest speed, it was still unable to escape the human vision.
Now… Ordinary people were already completely oblivious to him.
Martial artists above the fifth grade could only see an afterimage like those regular people who had seen Ye Xiao before he entered the great sect.
Unless they were above the grandmaster rank, it was impossible to clearly see his movements.
Moreover, so what if they saw it
If they were not from the major sects, they would not be able to keep up with his movements.
Even if they saw it, it would be of no use.
Ye Xiao walked on the wind and finally landed by the river bank.
From afar, he could see a somewhat lonely figure sitting.
That man was burning a stack of money and carrying a longsword on his back.
Ye Xiao slowly walked forward.
The other party turned around and glanced at him.
He smiled slightly.
It was the head of the librarys personnel department, Yang Zhengyi.
“As expected of you.
You were actually able to find me.”
At that moment, Mr.
Yang was not wearing his usual suit.
Instead, he was wearing a satin robe.
It was a design from more than a hundred years ago, yet the clothes were brand new.
The embroidery on it was clearly of extraordinary quality.
It was not easy for an ordinary person, or even a grandmaster, to obtain such a robe with exquisite embroidery.
“Gu Hais text was sent to me by you, right”
“You were the one who took King Els map”
Yang Zhengyi did not speak, but sometimes, the silence was the best answer.
“In the Legend Under the Starry Sky, among the recorded great and divine sects, one of them was you, right
“I can sense the aura of a star beast on you, but you are not a tiger demon and feel no hostility toward me.
However, why would you harm so many people”
Yang Zhengyi gulped down a mouthful of wine.
The wine bottle was obviously very old, and the air was permeated with a strong wine fragrance.
“More than a hundred years ago, various states were colluding against the nine provinces.
They led star beasts toward our land, endangering our people.
“The world was in turmoil and smoke rose from the nine provinces.
“In Jianghai city, there was a foolish martial arts expert who brought his disciples down the mountain to eliminate the enemies.
“In the end, he himself died, and his disciples fell one by one.
“In that battle, the martial arts expert and his disciples paid an extremely heavy price and finally succeeded in suppressing King El.
“However, what was laughable was that in order to increase the spiritual energy in Jianghai city and a few other cities, the higher-ups actually had not killed King El.
Instead, they separated his body into pieces and sealed them一using the blood essence to nourish the spiritual energy in a few cities.
“Using powerful star beasts to nourish the spiritual energy in cities was an act done by many across the world but it was clearly forbidden.
Therefore, the deeds of those martial artists were not even allowed to be written in the records.
“Ye Xiao, do you think those martial artists were foolish
“They died in vain.
Not even their names were left behind.”
Ye Xiao said faintly,
“They are quite foolish, but I think you are even more so.”
“If I were you, who would dare to defy me No matter how respected their position was, no matter how strong they were, I would have killed their entire family.
“Injustice has its head and debt has its owner.
“You dont dare to touch those who displease you or those who have power and influence.
Instead, you cause so many ordinary people to die.
Whats the difference between you and a coward”
Yang Zhengyi smiled.
“Lets not talk about the past.
If we didnt suppress King El, who knows how many people would have died in Jianghai city.
“These past years, Jianghai city was nourished by King El, and its spiritual energy increased greatly.
All the humans in Jianghai city were beneficiaries, so how could they be considered innocent
“I used their blood to resurrect King El.
It was also Jianghai citys compensation for the sacrifice of my master and many of my fellow disciples.
“This is the sacrifice they should pay!”
After saying that, his expression gradually turned cold.
“Its been more than a hundred years.
Every night, I have the same nightmare.
My master and fellow disciples begged me to avenge them and kill King El!
“Ive waited for more than a hundred years for this day!
“I wouldnt hesitate to sacrifice everyone in Jianghai city!”