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Chapter 348: Karma Ties

    Chapter 348: Karma Ties

    Translator: CKtalon  Editor: CKtalon

    The young fox demoness was taken aback.

    She was overthinking things?

    "Then, for Senior to go through such painstaking efforts, what do you want if not me?" The young fox demoness could not help but ask.

    "I'm doing it for your husband," said Qin Yun calmly. "Your husband is a hero. A heroic figure should not have such an outcome."

    "Senior..."

    The young fox demoness was moved.

    She thought of her husband as a great hero! However, he was presently a hero fallen on hard times. Now, hearing what Mr. Qin had to say, the young fox demoness's eyes turned red from her emotions. She could tell that Mr. Qin was speaking the truth. He had only done so because he did not want to see a heroic figure end up in such an abject situation.

    That's right.

    With Mr. Qin's strength, there was no need for him to deceive a poor family like hers.

    "I'm sorry. I thought so lowly of you previously, Senior." The young fox demoness immediately bowed and looked rather embarrassed.

    "It's not your fault. The mortal world is filled with evil after all." Qin Yun looked up into the distance. "For instance, the person rushing here now."

    "Rushing here now?" The young fox demoness looked up out of curiosity.

    "Follow me and watch."

    With a thought, a cloud rose beneath their feet, lifting the man and the young fox demoness up into the sky as they flew off.

    ...

    In midair, the black-robed man, Chu Chengyi, was rushing over on a cloud. His eyes were filled with killing intent.

    "Here in Li Mountain City, only my Chu family has the authority to bully people. Who dares bully my Chu family?"

    "I want to see who thinks he can attack my son."

    "I hope he is still alive!"

    "If not..."

    Chu Chengyi felt anxious and enraged.

    But suddenly, his expression changed. He saw Qin Yun and the young fox demoness flying over on a cloud. The freckles on the young fox demoness's face were gone. Indeed, she looked quite charming without them.

    "The direction they are coming from is the same general direction of where my son's protective Dao talisman shattered. He is quite strong and very likely the murderer!" Chu Chengyi controlled his erupting anger instantaneously.

    This was because Cloud Leap Art was no ordinary Dharma spell.

    There were many itinerant cultivators at the Connate False Core realm that could not use Cloud Leap Art!

    "To be able to cast Cloud Leap Art, this man with the companion sword is definitely at least as strong as me. And behind him is a Postnatal realm young fox demoness?" Chu Chengyi instantly opened his Dharma Eyes and determined that the young fox demoness was rather weak. She was only at the Postnatal realm, and so was nothing to worry about.

    "Fellow Daoist, might I ask if you have seen my son, Chu Meilun?" asked Chu Chengyi. "My son is rather famous in the surrounding counties."

    "Yes, I have." Qin Yun nodded. "I just killed him."

    The young fox demoness could not help but steal a glance at Qin Yun.

    Chu Chengyi's expression changed as he glared at the nonchalant man with the disheveled hair.

    It was apparent that Qin Yun had experienced many vicissitudes in life, changing him from who he was fifteen years ago. His manner of dress and hairstyle had changed, as well as his facial features. Even his disposition had changed. In the past, Qin Yun always had a boundless enthusiasm, what with him being the best sword immortal in history. Even if he was modest and restrained, his Sword Dao repressed his enemies like a radiant sun. But now, Qin Yun had an additional tinge of melancholy and loneliness.

    He missed his wife and was worried for the child in her womb.

    If their daughter had been born, she was probably already in her teenage years.

    Qin Yun had constantly worried for the past fifteen years. He worried that his wife and daughter would no longer be around by the time he gathered the treasures. Just the thought of it could bring him to the brink of insanity.

    With the tremendous changes that occurred within him, only those familiar with him would be able to recognize him.

    Chu Chengyi naturally did not imagine that the person in front of him was the legendary world's best sword immortal.

    Chu Chengyi narrowed his eyes as various thoughts flashed across his mind. "This is Li Mountain City, a territory of my Li Mountain Sect. My father is the Li Mountain Sect's sect master. There are many Elders of the Li Mountain Sect that have stepped into the Connate False Core realm. Not only did this murderer not run, he actually came to meet me of his own accord. He even appears fearless. Clearly, he is unafraid of the numerous experts of my Li Mountain Sect. His strength is probably not inferior to my father's."

    "Furthermore, he noticed me before I even noticed him. He came to meet me. His strength must be greater than mine."

    Chu Chengyi quickly came to a conclusion.

    "Is Meilun really dead?" Chu Chengyi pressed immediately with reddened eyes.

    "Yes, he's really dead. Why? I've killed him. I stand here before you. As his father, do you not care? Aren't you thinking of revenge?" Qin Yun looked at him.

    Chu Chengyi sighed with reddened eyes. "I obviously care but I'm not surprised. Meilun has no lack of sordid deeds with female commoners, treating their lives as nothing. I wanted to punish him and do what is right but I couldn't bear to do so. He is my son after all. Today, with you eliminating him, it's a way of helping me sever a karmic tie to the mortal world."

    "I helped you sever the karmic tie to the mortal world?" Qin Yun was taken aback.

    "I couldn't bear to do it. In fact, I should thank you for helping me sever the karma." Chu Chengyi sighed. "Whatever. I shall distance myself from the mortal world and focus on cultivation."

    With that said, he turned around and was about to fly off.

    "Hold on." Qin Yun spoke.

    Chu Chengyi turned and looked at Qin Yun. "Fellow Daoist, is there something else?"

    Suddenly, a third eye opened in Qin Yun's glabella. The vertical eye contained a terrifying might. It could observe the light from providence, merit, treasure halos, karma, lifespan, sins...

    "If I had not seen the rich black sins on you, I might have believed you." Qin Yun said with a faint smile. After he opened the Eye of Lightning, he could see the karma on Chu Chengyi clearly.

    There were karmic ties in every direction and most of them were thin.

    However, one of the karmic ties was connected to Qin Yun. It was as thick as a finger and blood-red in color. Qin Yun could sense the intense killing intent and hatred from that karmic tie.

    When using the Eye of Lightning's observation, Yi Yun could see various scenes in the blood-red karmic tie. All of them were scenes of Chu Chengyi grinding his teeth.

    "Darn it."

    "How dare you kill my son. There will definitely come a day when I kill you."

    "Kill! Kill! Kill!"

    The Chu Chengyis in the karmic ties were all filled with hate and killing intent.

    ...

    Hate and gratitude would all turn into karma.

    Chu Chengyi clearly hated Qin Yun to the bone. All he did was fake it well.

    "Fellow Daoist, is that a Heavenly Eye you have?" Chu Chengyi gave a look of astonishment but deep down, he was horrified.

    A third eye at the glabella?

    That was a Heavenly Eye!

    Very few people succeeded in cultivating the Heavenly Eye divine power, one of the six divine powers of the Buddhist sacred land, Mahākāśyapa Monastery. Anyone that had a Heavenly Eye in the world was someone important.

    "You even claimed to have no resentment against me. Your hatred for me is monstrous. It can't fool this eye of mine," said Qin Yun.

    "No, I really bear no resentment," said Chu Chengyi immediately.

    Pu!

    Sword Qi penetrated Chu Chengyi's forehead and plunged into his skull. He widened his eyes in indignation at Qin Yun before he plummeted.

    "Here." Qin Yun beckoned with his hand as Chu Chengyi's corpse flew to the side.

    "He was killed just like that?" The young fox demoness was even more shocked. "He didn't cast any Dharma spells or use any Dharma treasures and managed to kill a Connate realm cultivator? Furthermore, he has opened a Heavenly Eye? Who is this Mr. Qin?"

    The treasures on Chu Chengyi's corpse flew over.

    "Young Fox Demoness, these are for you," said Qin Yun.

    "Thank you, Senior." The young fox demoness accepted them with joy. All she used in the past were Dharma artifacts. She did not have any Dharma treasures on her.

    Swoosh.

    Qin Yun brought the young fox demoness and Chu Chengyi's corpse with him and flew above the Li Mountain Sect. With that, he waved his hand.

    Chu Chengyi's corpse plummeted to the ground and smashed into one of the Li Mountain Sect's practice grounds. With a boom, the ground quaked.

    "It's been more than a month and I haven't managed to discover anything. Perhaps I'll poke the bushes and see what comes out. Let's see how Old Master Chu reacts." Qin Yun overlooked the area beneath him. It was a Li Mountain Sect Elder's corpse as well as one of the Connate experts of the Chu family. How would Old Master Chu react to that?

    "I'll send you back. Remember not to spread word about what happened today. Do not tell your husband either," said Qin Yun.

    "Don't worry, Senior. I do not dare tell him that I'm a demoness," said the young fox demoness helplessly. "I don't even dare give him any silver. I only produce the money that I earn from odd jobs."

    Qin Yun nodded.

    With that, he led the young fox demoness home and left.

    ...

    Chu Chengyi's corpse fell on a practice ground in the Li Mountain Sect. The corpse left a crater in the ground due to the fall. It made quite a stir that attracted the outer-sect disciples on duty to investigate.

    "What happened?"

    "What was that loud noise?"

    The two outer-sect disciples that were closest ran over. Under the illumination of the distant lanterns on the practice ground, they saw a corpse at a glance. It was a Connate cultivator's corpse after all. It remained intact despite being dropped from the sky.

    "It's Elder."

    "It's Elder Chu."

    The duo's legs turned limp when they saw the sight in front of them.

    "Gong! Gong! Gong!" Soon, gongs sounded, reaching every corner of the sect. The entire Li Mountain Sect stirred quickly as disciples and upper echelons of the sect rushed over. They felt disbelief when they saw Elder Chu Chengyi's corpse.

    One of the Elders, Chu Chengyi, was dead! And his corpse was left in the sect's practice grounds?

    This naturally caused a stir throughout the sect. The news also quickly reached the Chu family. When the sect master, Chu Hongqing rushed over, his face could not help but turn livid when he saw what greeted him.
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