Otherworldly Evil Monarch - chapter-781
Chen Chong’s eyes shone with a sharp gleam as he continued. “As for us,
we’re not acting out of pure selfishness! What is the purpose in us
placing our lives on the line every time in the War for Seizing the
Heavens? Don’t tell me it was for ourselves only?! We’re doing this for
all of mankind! For all the innocent lives in this world! For this point
alone, we… have a clear conscience!”
Chen Chong’s voice broke off for a moment, but it rose up again with
renewed vigor, as if he were putting more weight into his words to
convince himself. “All our efforts are for the sake of the common people!
For humanity! We have nothing to be ashamed about! No matter what actions
we took, they were all necessary actions! Anyone who opposes us, whether
they be the strange races, Tian Fa’s Xuan Beasts, or anyone else—they
are all evil and wicked!”
Before he finished speaking, Chen Chong had already picked up the wine
bowl and raised it to his lips. With a fierce gurgling sound, he finished
the entire bowl of wine in one breath. Slamming it down menacingly, he
continued. “We’ve never done anything selfish; our conscience is clear!”
Instead of trying to convince Leng Tong, these words were, more
accurately, to convince himself! And he’d succeeded!
The bowl was smashed into pieces, clanging loudly against the ground. The
cave was completely silent, allowing the crisp sound to echo brightly…
“What a nice ‘our conscience is clear’! HAHAHA…” Leng Tong laughed in
an odd manner. He reached out, looking for a bowl to hold his wine, only
to find that there was nothing left. With a cold snort, he picked up a
new vat of wine, tore off the seal and guzzled madly. The pale green wine
overflowed his mouth and ran down the sides of his mouth freely. His
breathing grew rough, and with a great crash, the wine vat smashed into
the ground. Fifty jin of wine, had actually disappeared into his stomach.
Leng Tong’s originally straight body swayed twice, and he toppled to the
ground. His eyes were closed tightly, and he murmured continuously. “…
what a nice ‘our conscience is clear’!” He sat quietly on the ground,
while two streams of tears ran down his face. Following that, he buried
his head in his knees and howled bitterly!
A Saint realm expert was actually crying aloud in front of others!
The beliefs he’d held his entire life, his long cherished ideas about
justice, and his long established, unshakeable, and stanch purpose had
all been shattered completely today by this single phrase: “our
conscience is clear!”
In this moment, Leng Tong, the lofty Demon Pupil Saint, had been
thoroughly defeated by those four shameless words!
other four did not say a single word. Within the stone chamber, there was
only the sound of Leng Tong’s unrestrained crying, causing the hearts of
all who heard him to tighten and their noses to feel sour!
The sound of people crying was something that had probably never ceased
since the beginning of the world!
However, the cries of a Saint were unexpectedly so heart rending!
Leng Tong was a person who went around everyday with a cold face, doing
things in a decisive and clean manner! From the beginning of a year to
the end, one would hardly be able catch him speaking more than one or two
sentences in total. Such a person had not only raised his voice in
objection today, he’d even participated in a fierce debate personally,
finally ending up sitting on the floor and crying aloud out of despair!
Because he discovered that the beliefs that he’d always held onto so
resolutely were actually so laughable! The friends whom he’d known for
centuries actually all preached in direct confrontation to his values,
ruthlessly breaking them down!
That so-called justice was nothing but a cover for maintaining power!
That so-called conscience was nothing but a forced denial! That so-called
safeguarding the world was nothing but… an excuse! An excuse for their
greed of power and fame!
To think that he’d held these cheap excuses so dearly for his entire
life! Regarding them as golden rules!
In the end, it turned out that it was all a lie! He had been made use of!
After a long time, Sa Qing Liu sighed lightly and comforted. “Brother
Leng… truly… you’re a person that’s true to yourself! I’m inferior to
you in this regard!”
Chen Chong also looked a somewhat low spirited, and his beard trembled
lightly as he said, “Good or bad, right or wrong, what’s the point in
debating about all this now? The great battle is right upon us. After
this fight, who knows how many of us brothers will still be alive. Even
in the best case scenario, it would be extremely lucky if even two or
three of us survive with permanent injuries! The likelihood of us all
dying together is at least 80 percent! At this juncture, what’s the
meaning in talking about good, evil, and justice? How hilarious!”
laughed freely, nodding his head. “Indeed, after this battle, all the
affairs of this world will no longer have anything to do with us! Whether
we are guilty or guiltless, everything will turn to dust and disappear
into clouds! Brother Leng, why do you take it so hard!”
Cui Chang He furrowed his brows and said, “Brother Chen, Brother Chi,
there’s something I don’t understand. Nine of us had come together at the
start, and only six of us remain now. Against that mysterious expert, our
strength is somewhat… insufficient. But as long as we send out a
request for reinforcements, our backup will definitely arrive within 3
days! Why do the two of you insist on not requesting for backup?”
Chen Chong smiled bitterly and shook his head. “If the opponent was the
Nine Nether Fourteenth Young Master, we might have a cause to call for
reinforcements. But, he’s clearly not! Brother Cui… at our current
level… if we still need to call for help to handle our enemy in a six
versus one fight… then, we rather be dead!”
Chi Tian Feng smiled bitterly. “That’s right! We can lose, and we can
even die! However, we cannot call for help! This is especially the case
when the fight hasn’t even happened yet! No matter what the outcome is,
that is all post-war matters. If we succumbed to cowardice even before
fighting, and request for help from home… hur hur, even if we won, what
face will we have to go back and meet our peers?”
“As the saying goes, the higher you climb, the colder it gets! Since we
were capable of climbing to our current positions, we must have the pride
of those at the top! Elites can be defeated, but cannot bow their heads!
There is but one path in life. The moment we stepped onto this path, we
could never turn back! Especially if you had obtained some
accomplishments—there would be even less a chance to turn back!” Chen
Chong continued blandly. “And we are exactly in that kind of position!”
“This is our pride and also a great sorrow for people like us!” Sa Qing
“Pride my ass! Sorrow my ass!” Leng Tong howled loudly. “A bunch of
hypocrites! Hypocrites! Hypocrites!!!” Following that, he plopped onto
the ground and fell into a deep sleep, even snoring loudly!
Although he was a Saint-level expert, he hadn’t used a bit of Xuan Qi to
suppress the effects of the alcohol. He was completely relying on his
fleshly body to endure the near 60 jin of wine he’d drunk!
Saints were people too. They could also get drunk! Although he only
needed to revolve his Xuan cultivation one round to completely flush the
alcohol from his body and regain clarity of the mind, the Leng Tong right
now did not wish to awaken at all!
In this moment, all he wanted to do was to get drunk!
righteousness, justice, conscience, good, evil, the safety of the
world… all that would be put aside first!
Drunkenness could cure a thousand worries!
The other four furrowed their brows at the same time, but after a long
sigh, they also begun to drink moodily. Each one of them drank hard and
fast, as if they wished to follow Leng Tong, turning drunk as a lord and
forgetting all their sorrows…
Unbeknownst to them, their entire conversation had, from start to end,
trickled into the ears of another man!
Jun Mo Xie had been following Chi Tian Feng the moment he left town,
using the incomparably elusive Yin Yang Escape, all the way back to this
Right now, Young Master Jun was sitting right under the cave, listening
intently and thinking slowly!
With the current state the five were in right now, Jun Mo Xie was fairly
confident in reaping any one of their lives with ease if he targeted any
single person. However, his goal was to catch them all in one fell swoop.
That was a completely different ball game and the difficulty level was
much higher, to the point of verging on impossible!
This was the reason why Young Master Jun’s right hand had not been idle.
A dense blue light shrouded his right hand, continuously surging
outwards! After sweeping around once, it would return into his body.
The blue light that was dispersed grew from dense to thin, slowly
disappearing and rippling in all directions. But the blue light that
returned was scattered first, growing denser and denser before
re-entering his body.
Inside the Hongjun Pagoda, Mei Xue Yan, who had cultivated for a long
time and was advancing with a godly speed, suddenly heard the sound of
gushing water. She opened her eyes in curiosity and saw that a stream of
turquoise water even thicker than a water bucket flowing down through the
void, slowly forming a large pond. The lake was still in the midst of
growing, and the water pillar grew thicker and thicker, increasing in
momentum like a fierce waterfall!
The water column was extremely clear, slowly forming a small lake inside
the Hongjun Pagoda…
At the same time, all the water in the area tens of li around the
mountain disappeared with a speed visible to the naked eye. The lush
trees and vegetation on the mountain wilted and dried out with an
Jun Mo Xie was using his greatly refined Power of Water on a grand scale,
drawing in all the water from 50 li around him. None of the wells, lakes,
underground springs, or even the water in the plants were left untouched!
In an extremely short time, the entire area around the mountain had
turned into a desert!
Right now, even if one dug 10 zhang into the ground, they would not find
even a single drop of water. In fact, the earth would not even be
remotely moist! It would be completely dry!
Dry conditions and fire! It was going to begin soon!
Against these Saint level experts, Jun Mo Xie’s current strength could be
said to be completely insignificant! Even with them in a complete drunken
state where their guards were completely let down, it was still an
extremely difficult thing for Jun Mo Xie to take them out. At the most,
he could only kill one person by relying on sneak attacks!
But Jun Mo Xie’s wish was to take down all five of them in one stroke! At
best, he would only let the Demon Pupil Saint go! Because this Leng Tong
was quite clearly an ethical person!
Naturally, if he didn’t know how to appreciate the favor, Jun Mo Xie
wouldn’t mind killing him as well! As for his confidence, the only thing
he could rely on to accomplish this right now was the Power of the Five
Metal, Wood, Water, Fire, and Earth!
Water was to prepare the grounds for attacking, then the Power of Fire
would be his first wave of attack!
As long as the first wave was successfully launched, an endless stream of
attacks would follow!
Unceasing until the targets were killed!
As he made these preparations, he could not help but sigh in his heart.
From the looks of it, the three Holy Lands were not devoid of people who
could distinguish between good and bad, and it was also not a place where
there was completely no righteousness to speak of! Unfortunately, such
strength was still too minuscule. They were not the majority and could
not even be counted as a minority voice!
Just like Leng Tong!
Of the nine Saints that came from the three Holy Lands this time, he was
actually the only one who raised any doubts, objecting this operation! As
for the rest, they simply took it as a matter of course, even going as
far as… thinking that distorting and rewriting history was a very
morally upright thing! All of them felt that they were great heroes who
were changing history!