Chapter 1136: Not in the Stellarsky Domain!
Translator: Atlas Studios Editor: Atlas Studios
The door of the Mystic Divine Palace opened, and two shadows shot forth. Jiang Yi did not even use his Divine Perception to scan the place; he chose to completely trust the Buddha Thearch. After the two flew down, the sky lit up a white light; and the mountains in the surroundings vanished. The illusion zone of the small lake was reactivated again.
“Jiang Yi pays his respects to the Buddha Thearch.”
Jiang Yi flew down first and bowed respectfully. Yi Chan flew to the side of the Buddha Thearch and even bent down, took off her mask, and said affectionately, “Grandfather.”
“Keke, Little Chan’er, did you have fun outside this time?”
The Buddha Thearch ignored Jiang Yi and raised his head to look at Yi Chan. He reached his hand to touch Yi Chan’s head, smiled, and said, “Now you ought to know that no matter how strong you are, there will always be someone stronger than you, right? You are good in every aspect, just that you are a little too proud. The heroes of this world cannot be belittled.”
“Hmph, Hmph!” Yi Chan lifted her nose high and stubbornly said, “Zhan Tianlei and She Fei are both older than me. As for… Jiang Yi, he was just lucky.”
The Buddha Thearch laughed out loud as he stood up and said, “Actually, luck is also part of one’s strength; to be able to receive the approval of the Mystic Thearch requires more than just pure luck. Furthermore, that girl from the Heaven Nether Sect is around the same age as you, right? She is already a seven-star martial expert.”
“Heaven Nether Sect?”
Jiang Yi’s brows were raised. It was the first time he was hearing about this Heaven Nether Sect. There was a lady who was around Yi Chan’s age who had already become a seven-star martial expert? Why had he not heard of this before?
Yi Chan quieted down, and the Buddha Thearch stopped speaking as well. Hence, Jiang Yi did not dare to probe further and stood quietly there. The Buddha Thearch then looked at Jiang Yi and said, ” Jiang Yi, originally, I would not have seen you if you hadn’t broken through to become a Demigod. However, since you have already become the successor to the Mystic Thearch, it would not be hard for you to break through to the Demigod Realm. You are now also qualified to know some things.”
Jiang Yi trembled inside as he held his breath and looked at the Buddha Thearch with his eyes burning, waiting for some answers that he had been yearning to find out. The Buddha Thearch stroked his white beard and said, “What do you wish to ask? If I can answer, I will.”
Jiang Yi thought about it, and—first and foremost—he wanted to ask something that had chewed at him for a long time. “Buddha Thearch, why did you save me that year?”
“Very simple!” The Buddha Thearch laughed slightly as he explained, “It was because I am indebted to your mother. You have seen my Heaven Painting in the Painting Cliffs, right? It was during that battle that your mother gave me some pointers, and my powers managed to increase by leaps and bounds, attaining the nine-star level!”
Jiang Yi and Yi Chan were both stunned. Jiang Yi could hardly believe what he had just heard. Just a few pointers from Yi Piaopiao could help someone to become a nine-star martial expert? How was this possible? Now that Jiang Yi had attained his current strength, he was very clear that for a martial artist to breakthrough, no one else could help; one could only depend on his own realization fusing with dao patterns. Also, the dao patterns were not something that could be helped with.
Yi Chan looked at Jiang Yi curiously. She had thought that Jiang Yi was a lad from the countryside; her mother was actually such an important person? Even her grandfather that she worshiped the most had received pointers from Jiang Yi’s mother?
“Even if I tell this story, you two might not believe!”
The Buddha Thearch had a pensive look in his eyes as he thought for a moment, sighed slightly and said, “Jiang Yi, not only me; many people in this world had received your mother’s kindness. Two of which have powers around the same level as mine. As a matter of fact—when you stepped out of the Stellarsky Continent, we all knew of your existence. Even you going to the Phoenix Cry Continent, the Pegasus Continent, the Blood Night Fearsome Sea, Sin Island, and Heaven Fox Continent, etc., we all knew about it.”
As if being struck by lightning from a clear sky, Jiang Yi was utterly dazed. At this moment, he finally understood something. He had always felt as if there was an invisible huge hand taking control of his life; now, it seemed like he was not mistaken. The Buddha Thearch and two other powerful men had been observing him secretly, monitoring his growth, and even guiding him.
Jiang Yi’s mind turned quickly as he asked coldly, “Is the Heaven Hidden Sect’s Saint Empress one of these people you are referring to? Su Ruoxue wasn’t taken away by accident; it was on purpose, right? You wanted me to go to the Snow Region; that was also intentional, right?”
The Buddha Thearch was very honest as he nodded and said, “Actually, it was I who asked the Saint Empress to take Su Ruoxue away. The objective was to lure you to the Snow Region. I was very clear of your character. If Su Ruoxue was not taken away, you would die on the East Imperial Continent; Wu Shang was never going to let you live.”
“The problem is—”
Jiang Yi could not suppress the rage he felt inside as he angrily yelled, “I almost died in the Snow Region. Furthermore, the Heaven Hidden Sect Saint Empress actually intentionally asked me to single-handedly annihilate the Dwarf Race! She also asked me to go and vie for the Glazed Pagoda. Are you sure you guys were trying to help me and not harm me?”
Yi Chan saw that Jiang Yi was furious, and after hearing the contents of the duo’s conversation, she didn’t even dare to breathe out loud. She had heard about the Heaven Hidden Sect’s Saint Empress before. She could not have imagined that Jiang Yi was actually entangled with so many important figures; it seemed as if there was still a huge secret yet to be revealed here.
The Buddha Thearch laughed out loud as his white beard started flaying about. His face was as benevolent as that of a neighbor’s elderly grandfather. He shook his head and said, “Jiang Yi, aren’t you alive and kicking still? Didn’t the Saint Empress intervene and save you on Dwarf Mountain? Do not be so agitated, we had no intention of harming you at all.”
Jiang Yi was so angry and yet continued to smile; he was consumed with rage and did not care that the Buddha Thearch was the Buddha Thearch anymore. He laughed sarcastically and said, “Yes, you guys did not intend to harm me. However, you guys have seen me encounter danger after danger, watched as I desperately tried to find my mother and Yu Wen, and looked as I was being hunted incessantly. You guys had even purposely arranged for me to complete impossible tasks. You guys have controlled me and toyed with me, taking control of my life.
“I want to ask you guys: If I had died on Sin Island, how would you guys have rescued me? If I had died in the Mystic Divine Palace, what then? How about in the Endless Deep Sea? Also, you guys are important figures. To toy with me like such; do you guys get a kick out of it? Do you all have nothing better to do?”
“Jiang Yi, we had no intention to toy with you. Everything was for your own good! One day, you will understand our intentions.”
The Buddha Thearch’s face straightened as he said seriously, “If you had really died in the Mystic Divine Palace, on Sin Island, in the Endless Deep Sea; that would have been your fate. From the day you walked out of the Stellarsky Continent, your fate was sealed. You were either to soar above the cloud or crash and fall; you do not have any other choices!”
Yi Chan’s body trembled, suddenly feeling sorry for Jiang Yi. How old was he when he left the Stellarsky Continent? The few venerable, respected elders had started to control his life since then? How cruel was that…?
After hearing these words again, Jiang Yi became a lot colder. He said mockingly, “This again? How long more is ‘one day’? Do I still have to wait another five years—another ten years—before you guys finally tell me everything?”
“It is not that I do not wish to tell you.”
The Buddha Thearch smiled bitterly and sighed as he said, “There are many things that even I do not know, even the Saint Empress does not know. Only one person knows everything that has happened. Since he had not shown himself to you, that naturally meant that the time is not yet ripe; it is not our place to say too much till then.”
Jiang Yi’s eyes flashed as he asked, “That ‘him’ is Yu Wen, right?”
“That is right.”
The Buddha Thearch suddenly thought of something, faintly laughed, and said, “Actually, you guys should have met each other before. However, he did not reveal himself to you then. He was your mother’s personal guard back then and knows everything regarding your mother. When he finally comes to see you, all will be made known. I can only tell you that your mother is still alive; however, she is not in the Stellarsky Domain!”