280 Sending You to Reunite with Your Companions
"For me, it's the same. Practicing with a knife is like practicing with a sword. Practicing swords is also practicing knives," Jiang Chen said without a detailed explanation.
Ying Wushuang thought about this for a long time. She curled her lips when she understood what he meant.
The power of martial arts techniques could be compared to a water tank.
Swordsmanship, knife skill, spear skill, and so on, were all like barrels. Other practitioners couldn't manage to cope with even one barrel, but Jiang Chen had claimed he had one on either side of him.
It sounded arrogant and ignorant to Ying Wushuang, because she held a different opinion on martial arts techniques.
Jiang Chen vaguely knew why she wouldn't agree with him. It was because his knowledge for martial arts techniques was from the Sacred Zone of 500 years ago.
In that period, the Nine Heavens Continent was located on the edge and was farther behind the other Plane Worlds.
Then the Sacred Zone closed its plane channel, so the Nine Heavens Continent lost its chance to communicate with and study it. During these 500 years, people here had explored blindly. That was how the current situation had started.
Jiang Chen and Ying Wushuang went about their own business without interrupting each other, since their opinions were quite different.
Until the last day, Jiang Chen stopped practicing and tried to calm himself down.
The two had spent months in the Time Palace, but it had only been ten days outside. Whoever experienced this would find it difficult to cope, especially first-time users.
"What's your plan to solve the problem of the Reaching Heaven States who have developed some of their extraordinary meridians? You'll start after you finish developing all eight of yours?" Ying Wushuang finally spoke to him, but it was strictly for their project.
"Why? Are you in a hurry?"
"No. I have to report our progress," Ying Wushuang said calmly.
"Does the Hero Palace know you're being so direct with me? Or let me put it in another way, do they allow it?"
"I don't like to beat around the bush," said Ying Wushuang.
"Fine. Tell the Hero Palace that after we leave here, I will definitely develop my eight extraordinary meridians first."
Ying Wushuang nodded. She didn't say anything, but kept his reply in mind.
By then, all of the sand in the hourglass had fallen. Everything around the two vanished. There was nothing left but white fog.
When everything had become normal, Jiang Chen and Ying Wushuang left the Time Palace.
Their eyes weren't used to the sudden change, so they didn't see anything for a short while, but they sensed something unusual, as if countless people were looking at them.
It was true. Outside the Time Palace, ten grand elders were standing there. There were elders of Du Yue's level.
The mountains far away were full of people, and there were quite a few in the air.
There might have been thousands of people, all of them from the Hero Palace.
They had been waiting there, expecting Jiang Chen.
Jiang Chen suddenly noticed something unusual. The peak where the Time Palace was located looked completely different. There were traces of a desperate fight everywhere in the mountain, which had once been quite beautiful. At that moment, it didn't look beautiful at all. A part of the peak had even been cut off. It looked ugly.
Most importantly, Jiang Chen noticed many scratches left by Whitty!
He realized something must have happened when he saw the sullen looks of the grand elders.
Du Yue was the first to speak.
"Jiang Chen, your mount lost control and made a scene throughout the Hero Palace. Numerous people were hurt. Fortunately, Grand Elder Shui Yuan came to rescue them in time and stopped it from killing more people. It has run away and you have to pay the price for the mess!"
Even the grand elders were unable to help Jiang Chen after that had happened.
Jiang Chen glanced at the grand elders, who looked extremely serious, one by one, then he saw Nan Gong.
"I want to watch what happened," said Jiang Chen.
He didn't argue or beg for mercy, which was unexpected, but maybe he hadn't realized how severe this affair was.
"Your mount killed five people from the Hero Palace and injured more than half of the members of the Enforcement Team, badly. Even Grand Elder Shui was injured. Many buildings in the Hero Palace were destroyed!" said Du Yue.
"I want to watch what happened!" emphasized Jiang Chen.
"Show him!" a younger grand elder said. He had wounds on his hand. He was the Grand Elder Shui Yuan that Du Yue had mentioned.
Soon, a video was played in the air.
It started when Whitty got rid of the golden silk net. After five of the six men from the Sword Association had been killed, a grand elder finally arrived. He, together with the Enforcement Team, fought Whitty, whose latent blood had been awoken.
Whitty was fierce, but the Hero Palace used all kinds of methods to fight with him. In the end, he ran away.
It had been an earthshaking fight. The whole Hero Palace was shocked.
Many locations were affected by it. The peak where they were at the moment was only one of them.
Jiang Chen watched it calmly, but he still hadn't made any comment. He only made another request. "I want to watch the earlier part of the video."
The whole world knew it was impossible for Whitty to behave like this for no reason, not to mention Jiang Chen, who knew him the best.
"Do you think anything could excuse his crimes?" Elder Shui Yuan asked.
Jiang Chen didn't answer him. He looked towards Nan Gong, who had been silent.
Nan Gong hesitated and nodded.
Soon, another video played. It showed what had happened a few minutes earlier.
Whitty was the target of a surprise attack by the star chasing arrows, then he was trapped by the golden silk net. The arrows pierced his body. It continued with what Jiang Chen had seen in the other video.
Jiang Chen came to know how the blood on the ground had appeared and why Whitty's hidden blood had awoken.
"You came to the Hero Palace with such a dangerous mount and refused to put a mount collar on it. Now, a tragedy has occurred. Do you still think you're not wrong?" asked Du Yue.
"If Whitty had really lost control, there would have been more than five dead people," Jiang Chen said coldly.
People were shocked. They were surprised at Jiang Chen's attitude.
"I want to see the man who survived," said Jiang Chen.
Someone appeared immediately. He was one of the six men from the Sword Association, the only survivor.
He looked very weak, no color on his face. His entire body had been bandaged, but at the same time, he looked aggressive, cold, and arrogant. He said, "Are you going to apologize?"
Jiang Chen sized him up and said, "He and his companions are the ones to blame, but he's still free, and you're trapping me here."
"Huh, all of my companions are dead. Isn't that tragic enough? And who caused this? It was you and that animal!"
Without waiting for any elder's answer, the guy from the Sword Association spoke first.
"What's your name?" Jiang Chen knew the elders' opinions from their silence.
"Zhao Yajun. What? Don't you agree?"
"No. It's just… I'm going to send you to reunite with your companions.
"The Sword Method of Ksana: The First Movement!"
Those who had gone there to denounce Jiang Chen were dumbstruck.
Surprised expressions appeared on everyone's faces after a very brief moment.
It was during this brief process that Jiang Chen had thrust his sword out, pulled it back, and gone back to where he had been standing.
When they looked towards Zhao Yajun, they found he was still standing there. It seemed like nothing had happened to him. He looked as puzzled as the others.
Suddenly, his expression became stiff. He tried to cover his throat with his hands, but as soon as he raised his hands, blood gushed from his throat and covered his hands.
He glanced at Jiang Chen with all the strength he had left. Then he fell on his face.