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Chapter 501 – Requiting a Debt of Gratitude
The entire scene had become quiet. The monk wearing the golden Kasaya was hovering above the Heavenhawk Island. He still wore the expression of an eminent monk. However, after witnessing his brutal approaches, and how he slaughtered those people just now, if anyone still treated him as an eminent monk, that guy would be a true idiot.
The monk casually waved his hand. As if having sensed a calling, the golden sarira flew into his grasp. Logically, after obtaining the sarira, he should instantly put it away. But instead, he openly placed the sarira on top of his palm, and ran his eyes across the faces of all those present. It seemed like he was provoking them, as if he was saying, ‘Do you guys still want it? Why don’t you fight me and take it?’
Many people felt as if they were about to cough out blood. Even Jiang Chen and Big Yellow couldn’t stand it any longer. Damn it, this monk was really shameless! Although there were many other shameless people in this world, the key point was that this was a monk! Of course, no one has said that a monk can’t be shameless. However, this guy had the face of an eminent monk!
“Misters, if none of you are going to fight for this treasure, I will have no choice but to take it away with me.”
The monk said.
“Damn monk, you’ve killed so many geniuses from the four major powers! Just you wait, the Invincible Sect’s fury will rain down upon you very soon! You will definitely die a horrible death!”
Someone from the Invincible Sect said while gritting his teeth in anger.
“That’s right! You dared kill men from the Asura Palace, we’ll definitely rip you into a thousand pieces!”
Li Hao had nearly lost one of his arms. He was now covered in blood, and was wearing a painful expression on his face.
“I have no idea if I will be ripped into a thousand pieces. However, I can rip all of you into a thousand pieces right now.”
A ruthless light flashed within the monk’s eyes. Seeing this, the geniuses from the four major powers instantly scurried away in all directions. None of them had the courage to stay back any longer. This monk was really terrifying; he was simply a lunatic who didn’t even blink his eyes when killing someone.
“Amitabha! I did tell you that this item belongs to me.”
The monk said. He waved his hand and put away the sarira. After that, he strode away in mid-air, and soon disappeared without a trace.
Seeing the completely messed up Heavenhawk Island, as well as the corpses floating around the ocean surface, the people present couldn’t help but let out sighs filled with mixed emotions. This monk truly deserved to be called the number one Pirate Lord. Compared to the other six Pirate Lords, not only was he stronger, he was also more ruthless. He was simply a devil monk who never blinked his eyes when killing someone.
“Hmph! This monk will never be able to leave the Chaotic Ocean! Let’s go back and get more help, we have to rip this monk into a thousand pieces!”
Ye Hui from the Invincible Sect coldly harrumphed, the brought all the remaining men of the Invincible Sect with him and left.
After that, the geniuses from the Peerless Sword Faction and Heavenly Devil Palace left as well. All of them looked dejected and gloomy, and they had lost their arrogant and overbearing attitudes.
“Let’s go. We need to return and tell what happened today. Also, that monk has to die!”
Xiu Rui said coldly.
“Jiang Chen, I’ll be returning to the Asura Palace as well. Will you be coming with me?”
Tan Lang turned to Jiang Chen and asked. Since something huge had happened in the Chaotic Ocean, as one of the participants, Tan Lang had to go back and answer to his own sect.
“I have something else I have to attend to. So, I won’t be following you to the Asura Palace. Do be careful, your fellow disciples aren’t very good people.”
Jiang Chen patted Tan Lang on his shoulder and gave him a friendly reminder. He had no interest in this Asura Palace. After making contact with the people of the Asura Palace today, he no longer had a favorable impression toward this power. The only thing this power had that he liked was Tan Lang.
Jiang Chen never got along well with geniuses from great powers, who had always considered themselves superior to everyone who weren’t a genius from some great power. If not for this, he wouldn’t have been all by himself in his previous life.
“Alright, I’ll be taking my leave now. Jiang Chen, be careful in this Chaotic Ocean. That monk is a frightening guy, and if you can, don’t provoke him.”
Tan Lang reminded Jiang Chen. In his mind, the reason why Jiang Chen wanted to stay behind was to fight for that treasure. However, that monk was really terrifying. Even with Jiang Chen’s incredible strength, it would be very difficult for him to handle that monk.
Soon, all geniuses from the four major powers left, leaving behind a chaotic and bloody scene.
“That monk is really brutal, he killed least ten people from the four major powers in today’s battle.”
“All four major powers have suffered great losses this time, especially the Asura Palace. I’m sure none of them will forgive this matter easily. I’m guessing some true powerful warriors will soon arrive here. That time, the Chaotic Ocean will once again be in a mess.”
“An unprecedented chaos will definitely strike this place soon. This monk will most likely be killed. None of the Thirteen Tycoons are easily to deal with, they’re all very powerful.”
Many people were discussing the previous and upcoming events. Today’s battle had brought great losses to the four major powers. They were the giants of the Liang Province, existences that no one dared to offend, and their disciples were arrogant and domineering. The monk’s actions were no different from shaming their face, and these four major powers would naturally not forgive him for that. Especially the Asura Palace, as they hadn’t even killed their intended target, the Heavenhawk Island Master.
Soon after, all the spectators left. As the Island Master was now gone, the Heavenhawk Island had become an island without a master. Some of Zhuang Fan’s subordinates were still remaining on the island, and they were all in states of anxiety.
“Hehe, buddy, this Heavenhawk Island’s scenery is excellent! Since it doesn’t belong to anyone now, why don’t we become the Island Masters?”
Big Yellow laughed.
“I’m not interested. Follow me.”
With a sway of his body, Jiang Chen started flying toward where the monk had gone.
"Damn it, where are you going?"
Big Yellow chased after Jiang Chen and asked in a gloomy manner.
"I'm going to find that monk."
Jiang Chen said.
“He’s a cruel and heartless guy, why do you want to look for him?”
Big Yellow asked.
"I need to help him."
Jiang Chen said.
Big Yellow was startled. No matter how much he thought about it, he was pretty sure that Jiang Chen and the monk had never met before. Today was their first encounter, and it didn’t seem like they had any previous relationships either. With Jiang Chen’s character, unless he was too bored, he would never take the initiative to help a stranger. Also, the monk was a Third Grade Combat King; he was very strong, and so idnd’t seem like he needed Jiang Chen’s help.
“The Buddhist cultivation path is different from ours. When a powerful Buddhist passes away, they will leave behind the essence of their lifetime, and we call it their sarira. The treasure that monk obtained just now is a sarira, and it was the remains of a Buddhist who was at least a Third Grade Minor Saint. The monk has been in the Chaotic Ocean for quite some time, and he never showed himself in public. However, he finally revealed himself today, telling us that he’s here for this sarira. Due to the fact that the sarira had hidden itself too deeply, even you wouldn’t be able to discover it. So, if even you couldn’t find it, it would be much harder for the monk to find its exact location. As a result of that, he hid in this Chaotic Ocean, waiting for the sarira to show itself. If you were that monk, after waiting for so long before finally finding the sarira, what would you do?”
Jiang Chen looked at Big Yellow.
"I would immediately absorb it."
Big Yellow answered. He was no idiot, of course he knew the importance of a Buddhist’s sarira. If Big Yellow obtained that sarira, he would definitely absorb it at once, and use it to strengthen himself.
“That’s right. I’m sure that monk must be very eager to absorb that sarira now. If my guess is correct, he should be looking for a secret place. However, this guy has killed so many geniuses of the four major powers, and they definitely won’t forgive him. If they mighty warriors from the four major powers attack the monk while absorbing the sarira, the consequences will be devastating.”
Jiang Chen said.
“Don’t tell me you’re going to stand against all the mighty warrior of the four major powers for that monk?”
Big Yellow finally understood what Jiang Chen’s objective was. However, this only confused him even further. Since when was this guy such a warmhearted man? For the sake of a monk he had never met before, he would stand against four major powers? This was not Jiang Chen’s style!
“That’s right, I have to help him. Consider this me requiting a debt of gratitude.”
Jiang Chen said with utmost seriousness.
“Requite a debt of gratitude? You owe that monk a favor?! Are you kidding me?!”
Big Yellow could no longer stand it. The reason Jiang Chen wanted to help that monk was because he wanted to requite an old debt of gratitude. However, Big Yellow remembered that when the sarira revealed itself to the public, Jiang Chen showed intentions of seizing it, but when the monk attacked, he immediately changed his mind.
“I don’t owe that monk a debt of gratitude, but his Ancestor. Do you remember that Buddhist Seal that monk used just now? There are actually three Buddhist seals; the Fudo Seal, the Holy Seal, and the Lion Seal. The seal used by that monk just now is the Fudo Seal.”
Jiang Chen said.
Big Yellow expressed a great interest in the story.
“Ever since the Buddhist path started going downhill, the three Seal became lost skills. Amongst all Buddhists, only Ancestor Greenlotus knows how to use the skill, and he only mastered the Fudo Seal. Thus, I am sure that this monk is one of Ancestor Greenlotus’s inheritors. Many years ago, Ancestor Greenlotus saved my life. Thus, no matter what, I have to requite this debt of gratitude.”
Jiang Chen explained. He had met Ancestor Greenlotus many years ago. During that time, he had just finished fighting against mighty devils. He was severely injured, and was at the brink of death. Fortunately, Ancestor Greenlotus had saved his life. However, not long after that, Ancestor Greenlotus had gone missing. Even after Jiang Chen became the number one Saint underneath the heavens, he never had the chance to pay Ancestor Greenlotus back for the gratitude he had shown him. Thinking back to I now, with Ancestor Greenlotus’s strength, perhaps he had already entered the Immortal Realm.
After meeting the monk today, Jiang Chen firmly believed that he must be Ancestor Greenlotus’s inheritor. Even if he wasn’t, he must have some kind of relationship with him. Therefore, when Jiang Chen saw the Fudo Seal, he instantly gave up on involving himself. Not only that, he wanted to help the monk absorb the sarira, so that he could pay back Ancestor Greenlotus for the kindness he had shown him.
Also, compared to those arrogant geniuses of the four major powers, Jiang Chen found this monk much more likable.
“Damn it, who is that Ancestor Greenlotus? You’re only eighteen years old now, so why does it sound like you’re an old monster who have lived for a few hundred years?”
Big Yellow felt gloomy. He couldn’t figure out how Jiang Chen could possibly have some kind of relationship with the Ancestor of Buddhism, and even had his life saved by the Ancestor before.
“Don’t ask so much. No matter what, I’m determined to help this monk. Let’s go!”
Jiang Chen then began flying once more.