Chapter 1135: The Buddha Thearch
Translator: Atlas Studios Editor: Atlas Studios
With regard to what was happening outside, Jiang Yi and the rest did not know anything at all. The Mystic Divine Palace was weaving its way through the fissures in the spatial zone and had never once appeared outside on the continent. Jiang Yi estimated the time and distance traveled based on the previous Heaven Evasion and conjectured that it would take seven to eight days before they reached the Buddha Region. Hence, he had also seen no need to reappear and check the surroundings in the meantime.
During these seven or eight days—while most of the East Imperial Continent had been very peaceful, there were some slight movements in the North Thearch City, Evil Thearch City, and the Beast Thearch City. Particularly from the North Thearch City, many residents had already moved out; the Wu Clan’s old, frail, women, and children had also been secretly brought away. Only those who weren’t willing to leave were left in the city.
While there were originally tens of millions of people staying in the North Thearch City, the Teleportation Formations had not stopped working these few days, continuously teleporting people away. The four city gates were also left open. The majority had left, and only around five million people were left in the city. It was said that the North Thearch himself had given the order to evacuate; if not, things would not have moved so fast.
At the same time, the martial experts from the North Thearch’s clan were out and about furtively; no one knew what the North Thearch was up to. In any case, members of the Wu Clan throughout the four regions were uneasy. Exactly what animosity there was between Jiang Yi and the Wu Clan? Most ordinary people did not know. However, Jiang Yi had caused a bloodbath in the four regions that year; his enmity with the Wu Clan was not resolvable. Based on Jiang Yi’s character, he would also definitely come back to the North Thearch City to seek revenge!
At the moment, Jiang Yi did not have the time to care about the Wu Clan; he had already arrived in the Buddha Region!
On a patch of wilderness in the southern part of the Buddha Region, the spatial zone started to tremble, followed by a huge hole that appeared and a pitch-black palace flew out. The three words ‘Mystic Thearch Palace’ written on it scared a group of bandits lying in ambush witless.
Fortunately, Jiang Yi did not have the time or heart to deal with these bandits. The Mystic Thearch Palace shuddered and, once again, disappeared in the fissures in the spatial zone. Five minutes later, it appeared five hundred thousand kilometers away from where it previously appeared in a patch of wilderness to the north.
In a matter of nine days, the Mystic Divine Palace had appeared in the Buddha Region. This news spread throughout the Yi Clan’s four regions. Many people were curious: why did Jiang Yi come here instead of going to the Wu Clan’s four regions? Was he preparing to attack the Yi Clan?
The news swiftly spread to the Buddha Thearch City. Upon knowing that the Mystic Divine Palace was appearing and disappearing repeatedly and was each time coming closer and closer to the Buddha Thearch City, the whole city erupted in chaos. Many clan heads immediately flew to Buddha Mountain, trying to seek an audience with the Buddha Emperor and Buddha Thearch to discuss a response.
“All of you can go back. Do not worry, Jiang Yi is only passing by this area; do not be alarmed.”
The Buddha Emperor did not see them but sent a word out to pacify the clan heads. The entire city then subsided with the Buddha Emperor’s words. However, as the Mystic Thearch Palace came closer and closer, the tens of millions of people within the city were still very uneasy.
In only one hour, the Mystic Divine Palace reappeared again. This time, it appeared fifty kilometers south of the Buddha Thearch City. Jiang Yi used his Divine Perception to scan the area and did not use Heaven Evasion anymore. Instead, he steered the Mystic Divine Palace and flew towards the Buddha Thearch City.
Swish! Swish! Swish!
The Buddha Emperor did not order anyone to activate the protective shields about the city. Hence, many people became anxious and flew into mid-air, preparing to flee at any moment. They saw a black, huge palace hurling through the sky towards them from afar; and their faces grew even more serious.
The Mystic Divine Palace became a beam of black light and shot forward, stopping outside the southern area of the Buddha Thearch City. It did not make any other moves, but it was suspended quietly in mid-air. This, however, made the people in the city even more anxious.
One never visits unless they want something; no one knew what Jiang Yi was here for.
“Lady Yi, we have reached the Buddha Thearch City.”
Jiang Yi opened his eyes inside the Mystic Thearch Pavilion and sent a voice transmission to Yi Chan, who was chatting with Yin Ruobing in her room. Yi Chan paused as she looked slightly downcast. She then stood up and smiled at Yin Ruobing, saying, “Ruobing, I will go back first. Wishing you all the best, happiness, and joy.”
After speaking, Yi Chan took a mask from her ring and wore it. She then walked out as she glared at Jiang Yi, saying, “Jiang Yi, take good care of Little Sister Ruobing. If she suffers even the slightest, I will not forgive you!”
Jiang Yi smiled and said, “Rest assured that if I let Ruobing suffer, I will not let myself off the hook.”
Yi Chan then looked at Yin Ruobing again and said, “You can teleport me out now.”
Jiang Yi was about to control the restrictions and teleport Yi Chan out when, suddenly, an ancient voice rang out in the central hall: “Lad, come to the lake.”
Jiang Yi’s eyes lit up. It was the voice of that mysterious elder? Yi Chan’s body quivered as she said, astonished, “Grandfather!”
Jiang Yi’s eyes narrowed. He was stunned as he said, “He is your grandfather?”
“Why isn’t he my grandfather?” Yi Chan was also surprised as she asked, “You have seen him before?”
“Something isn’t right…”
Jiang Yi scratched his head as he made a wild guess, saying, “Isn’t your grandfather a monk? That elder was not a monk. Also, he didn’t stay on Buddha Mountain but near the small lake a few hundred kilometers north of here.”
The last time Jiang Yi had seen that elder, the latter had hair and wasn’t wearing a lay Buddhist outfit; he was wearing a normal straw rain cape. Hence, Jiang Yi felt that it was a little hard to believe.
“My grandfather does live near Chan Lake.” Yi Chan stared at Jiang Yi and asked, “Who told you my grandfather was a monk? My grandfather’s attainment is exceedingly high. He had already reached the stage of not rigidly adhering to form; he stopped being a monk twenty years ago!
“In the Painting Cliffs, the painting of your grandfather showed that his head was shaved…”
Jiang Yi embarrassingly scratched his nose. There was a painting of the Buddha Thearch in the Painting Cliffs; however, that only showed his back. Furthermore, the Buddha Emperor was also bald and wore a lay Buddhist outfit. Hence, Jiang Yi had never drawn the connection even once and so felt as if he had finally seen the light at this moment.
No wonder the mysterious elder asked him to enter the Painting Cliffs. The day he had gone to the Painting Cliffs, the Buddha Emperor had also personally sent word to ask him to enter. At that time, he still thought that the mysterious elder was a martial expert of the Yi Clan; he did not think that was the Buddha Thearch himself.
Yin Ruobing added her voice in affirmation, saying, “That’s right. I have seen the Buddha Thearch. This voice is indeed his.”
That year, the mysterious elder—who was the Buddha Thearch—had said that he would not see Jiang Yi again if Jiang Yi did not become a Demigod. Why was he now asking to see Jiang Yi? Jiang Yi naturally wanted to rush there immediately The Buddha Thearch had seen Yi Piaopiao before; also, why did the Buddha Thearch save him that year? Together with many other queries he had, Jiang Yi felt that it was finally time for him to get some answers. He hurriedly sat cross-legged to control the Mystic Divine Palace to fly north.
The Mystic Divine Palace had stopped momentarily and then flew off again. That made many people very curious. However, as this unlucky star had gone, that was the best they could ask for.
The small lake was only a few hundred kilometers away from the Buddha Mountain. With the Mystic Divine Palace’s speed, it took only five minutes to arrive. However, after making a few rounds, Jiang Yi realized that it was all mountains below; and he could not see the small lake.
Among the mountains, a beam of light shone; and following that, a small lake appeared. Near the lake was a small thatched house while near the thatched house was a white-haired elder wearing a straw rain cape fishing. The elder did not raise his head but softly said, “Please come down. Bring Little Chan’er with you.”
Jiang Yi felt a little hesitant. The Mystic Divine Palace was his biggest asset and protection. If he left the Mystic Divine Palace, the Buddha Thearch could easily kill him and take the Mystic Divine Palace for himself. If the North Thearch and the others were laying wait in ambush, Jiang Yi was done for. The Buddha Thearch was after all one of the Nine Thearchs; they lived and died as one.
He hesitated for a second and gritted his teeth, and he brought Yi Chan and teleported both of them out. If the Buddha Thearch wanted to harm him, Jiang Yi would not resist; if it wasn’t for the Buddha Thearch’s help that year, Jiang Yi would have long perished. At this moment, Jiang Yi also didn’t mind giving this life back to the Buddha Thearch.
The most important thing was that Jiang Yi really wanted to know where Yi Piaopiao was.