Chapter 1219: Who… Am I?
Translator: EndlessFantasy Translation Editor: EndlessFantasy Translation
“Hmm.” Martial Emperor Shi Qi nodded. He was not suspicious at all. Subsequently, he vanished before Zhou Yi’s eyes. He did not suspect Zhou Yi at all.
Naturally, it was because he did not think Zhou Yi would have prepared a fake Devilseal Tablet in advance, waiting for an opportunity to commit fraud.
The saying ‘The mantis stalks the cicada, unaware of the oriole behind’ was perfect to describe this situation.
Naturally, Martial Emperor Shi Qi was the mantis.
When Zhou Yi saw Martial Emperor Shi Qi had left, his face was filled with excitement as he took a deep breath. However, he calmed down again soon after.
‘I must leave Lost Stone Forest now and go to a place where master can’t find me so I can study the tablet Duan Ling Tian left behind,’ Zhou Yi thought to himself before he rushed out and left Lost Stone Forest.
He flew north at lightning-speed after leaving Lost Stone Forest. He did not dare to delay at all.
“I must leave to somewhere far away before master discovers the tablet is fake… Otherwise, he’ll definitely kill me!” The pressure from that gave Zhou Yi the strength to run for his life.
Although he was the direct disciple whom Martial Emperor Shi Qi valued to the most, Martial Emperor Shi Qi would not show mercy in regards to this matter.
Nobody should offend a Martial Emperor’s pride.
In the vast Lost Stone Forest, nobody knew about Zhou Yi’s departure, including Martial Emperor Shi Qi.
“Senior Chi Huo.” Martial Emperor Shi Qi held the fake Devilseal Tablet Zhou Yi made and handed it over to Chi Huo and Feng Tian Wu.
“Is this it?” Chi Huo asked.
Feng Tian Wu nodded. She did not notice the Devilseal Tablet was fake and immediately put it into her Spatial Ring.
“If that’s settled, I’ll bring you to look for your Big Brother Duan,” Chi Huo said to Feng Tian Wu.
“Thank you, master,” Feng Tian Wu thanked him immediately.
That was the condition Feng Tian Wu named in exchange for becoming Chi Huo’s disciple.
Chi Huo smiled in satisfaction and left with Feng Tian Wu. Two fiery-red silhouettes vanished before Martial Emperor Shi Qi’s eyes. He felt relieved as though a burden had been lifted off him.
Soon after, a faint smile appeared on his face.
“I managed to keep the tablet with me after all… Hmph! As soon as I figure out the tablet, I no longer have to fear Chi Huo,” Martial Emperor Shi Qi muttered to himself as his eyes gleamed.
As a Martial Emperor powerhouse on Cloud Continent, Martial Emperor Shi Qi had his pride.
Although he had to be humble in front Chi Huo since he was afraid of Chi Huo’s strength, he could not help feeling like his pride was trampled on.
At this moment, the two Martial Emperor’s direct disciples who had been watching from the side approached Martial Emperor Shi Qi. They looked confused when they asked about the red-robed man’s background.
“When Chi Huo was still on Cloud Continent, I was his disciple… I was only a Ninth Level Martial Monarch powerhouse while he was a Martial Emperor,” Martial Emperor Shi Qi said slowly, his eyes were sparkling.
The two Martial Emperor’s direct disciples were shocked when they heard Martial Emperor Shi Qi’s words.
It did not cross their minds that the owner of Lost Stone Forest, Martial Emperor Shi Qi, was once a disciple of the red-robed old man.
“Master, were you his direct disciple?” One of the Martial Emperor’s direct disciples asked.
“No… To him, I was never as good as his three direct disciples! So he had never taken me as his direct disciple.” Martial Emperor Shi Qi shook his head. There was resentment in his voice when he spoke.
The two Martial Emperor’s direct disciples froze after listening to Martial Emperor Shi Qi’s words.
The red-robed old man did not think their master was good enough back then and was unwilling to take their master as his direct disciple?
“He must regret it now… I bet he didn’t expect you to break through to the Martial Emperor Stage and become a remarkable Martial Emperor powerhouse on Cloud Continent,” one of the Martial Emperor’s direct disciples said.
“I didn’t expect to break through to the Martial Emperor Stage either… But, he didn’t regret a thing because all three of his direct disciples broke through to the Martial Emperor Stage before I did,” Martial Emperor Shi Qi said.
The two Martial Emperor’s direct disciples fell silent after hearing Martial Emperor Shi Qi’s words.
They realized how terrifying the red-robed old man was when they found out three of his direct disciples broke through to the Martial Emperor Stage before their master, Martial Emperor Shi Qi, did.
If that was the case, how scary was he then?
It was difficult for them to imagine that.
Meanwhile, a silhouette descended on a lush valley in a mountain range near a big city in the Inner Land’s central zone on Cloud Continent.
The silhouette stood in the valley with black mist surrounding him, releasing a terrifying aura. It caused the birds to fly away and the ferocious beasts to run for their lives.
It was a purple-clad young man.
Compared to ordinary people, he had demonic long purple hair that fluttered even though there was no wind. It looked like snakes writhing. It gave people goosebumps.
Apart from that, his eyes were red, different from ordinary people.
He was like a bloodthirsty shura who had just crawled out of hell.
“It’s been three days… I finally found a decent place.” At this moment, a loud and exuberant voice sounded in the purple-clad young man’s head. “Now I’ll absorb the remaining Soul Remnant Energy in this kid’s body.”
“But once I’m done absorbing the Soul Remnant Energy, this kid won’t have access to it anymore… Poor kid.” As the voice continued chattering, the black mist surrounded the purple-clad young man’s body who was standing in the valley before it was drawn into his body and his head.
He stood motionlessly without any expression on his face for a long time.
However, his long purple hair and red eyes were fading away. He finally looked human after his hair and eyes turned black.
“I’m finally done absorbing it… Eh! This kid’s soul is broken? Would he become a dummy?” The loud voice sounded again 15 minutes later. However, it was no longer cheerful.
A broken soul was a serious matter.
If it was minor, one would lose their memory. If it was severe, one would turn into a dummy or fall into a coma for the rest of his life. He would become a walking dead.
“Strange, very strange… What kind of monster is this kid? His soul’s restoring itself… Looking at the speed, he’ll be completely healed in three to five years time.” The voice began to speak again, regaining its cheer.
“Hmm.” At this moment, the purple-clad young man who was standing in the valley with a frozen expression on his face finally moved.
There was a hint of life in his vacant eyes now, colors began to return to his pale and frozen face.
The purple-clad young man stretched his numb body lightly and opened his arms. He muttered emotionlessly, “Who… Who exactly am I?”
“How would I know who you are!”
Almost as soon as the purple-clad young man spoke, a loud voice sounded in his head. The shock caused his expression to change drastically.
“Who are you? Why are you inside my body?” The purple-clad young man’s eyes widened in panic.
“Why are you panicking! If a Saint like me wants to take advantage of you, you would’ve been dead earlier… You ungrateful kid! If it’s not for me, you would’ve been dead,” the loud voice said in disdain.
“You mean… You saved me?” The purple-clad young man raised his eyebrows when he heard what the voice said. He shook his dizzy head. “I… I can’t… remember.”
“It’s normal. Your soul’s broken. It would be odd if you remember everything,” the loud voice spoke again.
“Broken soul?” The purple-clad young man’s widened again. “My soul’s broken? I don’t remember who I am, and I don’t remember you saving me either. According to the memories I’m left with, a broken soul is not something good.”
“Nonsense! Of course, it’s not good,” the loud voice said, annoyed, “But since you know having a broken soul isn’t good, it shows that your memory isn’t completely gone… It’s just selective amnesia.”
Naturally, the person had no control over what he remembered.
“I think I remember… Fused Profundity, Sword Profundity… Hmm? Where’s my Origin Energy?” The purple-clad young man frowned as a five-colored energy and ferocious Sword Energy rose from his body. He seemed to notice that something was wrong.
“Your Dantian is severed. Naturally, the Origin Energy stored in your Dantian is gone too,” the loud voice said.
“My Dantian is severed?” The purple-clad young man muttered to himself and frowned after he heard that. “This doesn’t seem good too… But, I think it’s easy to fix a severed Dantian.”
“Easy? Yea, right! The best Healing Medicinal Pills on your tiny little Mortal Continent are just Acquired Medicinal Pills… Do you want to restore your Dantian without Innate Medicinal Pills? You must be dreaming!” There was disdain in the loud voice.
“Innate Medicinal Pills? I don’t think it’s called Innate Medicinal Pills… Let me think, I think it’s called Royal Grade Resurrection Pills… Yes! It’s Royal Grade Resurrection Pills.” A medicinal pill bottle appeared in the purple-clad young man’s hand as he mumbled to himself.
He opened the medicinal pill bottle and poured the medicinal pills onto his hand. The fragrance spread throughout the valley and attracted many birds and wild ferocious beasts.
Although they came, none of them dared to come close to the purple-clad young man.
This was due to the five-colored energy and transparent Sword Energy that surrounded the purple-clad young man’s body. It pressured them intensely, that was why they were afraid to come closer.
“Innate… Innate Medicinal Pill!” At this moment, the voice sounded again. The surprise could be heard in the voice.