Chapter 1195 – All Creatures Are Equal, I Stand Above the Buddha
Smack! Splatter! Smack! Splat!
The leader of the Five Poisons cult splattered with blood. A dark, sticky, green fluid landed on the floorboards and led to a hiss, producing acrid white smoke.
Li Qingshan smiled. No wonder his face was a dark green. As it turned out, he had refined his blood into poison, turning himself into a poison man. He could kill people with a mere touch. However, the prayer beads were soaked in the poisonous blood now, so they were probably quite damaged too.
For a mere Qi Practitioner to be able to control so many spiritual artifacts, the Suffering Subduing abbot must have refined them into lifebound artifacts. While this did allow him to unleash alarming strength, the backlash he faced would be quite terrifying if it was destroyed.
Sure enough, the Suffering Subduing monk’s expression changed drastically. His complexion went from golden to red as blood spurted from his mouth violently, reaching several meters away. The golden colour on him faded away too, returning to a normal shade. He pointed at Li Qingshan, unwilling to accept this. “You-”
Afterwards, he collapsed on the ground and fainted.
The leader of the Abstruse temple was charred black, laying downstairs motionlessly.
Li Qingshan tossed the half-dead leader of the Five Poisons cult aside.
The entire parlour fell silent. Everyone looked at Li Qingshan like they were looking at a monster. In the blink of an eye, three orthodox and unorthodox masters had been defeated at his hand. It was basically as easy and simple as a game to him.
Actually, he had only taken action properly a total of two times. The Suffering Subduing abbot and the leader of the Abstruse temple were both heavily injured by the backlash of their attacks, but in the eyes of others, Li Qingshan’s abilities were almost god-like.
Hu Xian’er eyes widened even more. Suddenly, Li Qingshan smiled and lowered his head, kissing her deeply on his lips. He pried open her lips recklessly and savoured her tongue.
Hu Xian’er shut her eyes with a gentle moan and stopped putting up any resistance like she had accepted her fate. Her face became enchantingly flushed.
The young heroes and young masters throughout the parlour were absolutely devastated, but none of them dared to say anything.
Li Qingshan asked, “Are you going to agree with what I proposed earlier?” Then he said softly, “If you keep posing around like before, I’m going to expose your fox tail.”
Hu Xian’er lowered her head and let out a soft, almost inaudible, “alright”.
“Good.” Li Qingshan smiled. He ordered Tie Xiong to bring the leader of the Abstruse Temple and the Suffering Subduing abbot over.
None of them had died. Backlash from their own techniques and lifebound spiritual artifacts were not lethal. Instead, the leader of the Five Poisons cult suffered the heaviest injuries. He was on the brink of death.
The leader of the Abstruse temple and the Suffering Subduing abbot both recovered their consciousness, glaring at Li Qingshan furiously.
Li Qingshan kicked the leader of the Five Poisons cult on the ground. “Hey, stop playing dead. Tell me about what you want now! Speaking of which, what were you thinking when you attacked me again? Just because you’re old doesn’t make you immortal. Are you sick of living?”
He was restrained by the world, so his reaction time was very slow. If it were not for the Frenzy Flower Blade of Path’s End that had blocked the scorpion’s tail, he would have almost been hit. His life would not have exactly been in danger, but it was embarrassing, and it would give others a feeling of surrealism, that he was not undefeatable.
The leader of the Five Poisons cult snorted. “Please spare my life, hero king. I- This one had a momentary lapse in judgement. I’m willing to join the World’s society and serve the hero king like a dog!”
Tie Xiong said, “My king, you must not! The leader of the Five Poisons cult is vicious and cruel. He loves killing the innocent. If he joins the World’s society, he’ll definitely damage your reputation!”
Li Qingshan said casually, “Then kill him!”
The leader of the Five Poisons cult said in a hurry, “My king, don’t fall for their tricks to sow discord! This old man Tie belongs to the World’s society, but his heart is still with the martial arts alliance! I have a great grievance with the martial arts alliance. I took the risk and snuck my way into Xuanwu city this time for the sake of something big, to deal a heavy blow to the martial arts alliance.”
“Oh? What big thing?” Li Qingshan was curious. He noticed a tremble from Hu Xian’er in his arms.
The leader of the Five Poisons cult said viciously, “I wanted to poison all of the brats in the parlour to death!”
With that, the entire parlour was thrown into an uproar.
If Li Qingshan had not appeared out of nowhere, who could still be the leader of the Five Poisons cult’s opponent? All of them probably would have fallen for his scheme.
“How vicious!” Tie Xiong gasped. Originally, he thought he was down on his luck by running into Li Qingshan, but looking at it now, probably his life would have been in danger too if Li Qingshan had not been here.
The leader of the Abstruse temple and the Suffering Subduing abbot exchanged glances, both filled with shock. They directed all of their attention to Li Qingshan, only to forget about the other demons. However, he had remained in hiding the entire time, so how did he know what was going on in Xuanwu city?
“Tsk, and that’s supposed to be something big? If you said you’ll poison everyone attending the martial arts gathering to death, I might respect you a bit, but what’s so impressive about harassing a bunch of brats? You can die!”
Li Qingshan raised his hand, about to slam down with it.
The leader of the Five Poisons cult called out, “My dear girl, save me!”
Hu Xian’er trembled all over. She lowered her head and said nothing.
“All of this was your plan. If you hadn’t lured me here, why would I be in so much trouble? You have a powerful ally now, yet you won’t even speak for me?”
Everyone paled in fright. Their gazes all gathered on Hu Xian’er, filled with disbelief.
“Heh, I knew you were up to no good.” Li Qingshan smacked the back of her head again and kicked the leader of the Five Poisons cult to death. “Don’t make friends with such a bad person again.”
“This can’t be true, lady Xian’er.”
“Yes, it was me. I did it to avenge my mother. Everyone from the martial arts alliance deserves to die!” Hu Xian’er’s face was filled with resentment.
“Don’t tell me… you’re the successor of the Daemon Maiden of Illusionary Dance?” The Suffering Subduing abbot realised what was going on. “Amitābha. Madam Hu, your mother used her illusions to kick up who knew how many chaotic slaughters. She deserved death. And sir Li, you call yourself the hero king, yet you have no idea that your actions have thrown the world into chaos. You have no idea how many people have lost their families because of you.”
“Hehe, my deeds are just like the buddhas. Aren’t I making sure that all living creatures are equal? No, I stand even higher than the buddha. The buddha only mentioned it, but I’m going to achieve true equality and make it so that everyone in the world has the opportunity to learn supreme martial arts. I’ll overthrow and bring ruin to all of the pretentious, oppressive clans and sects and bring these little brats that have been born into nobility back down to earth. I’ll make them compete with their servants. That’s right, I want to throw the world into chaos!” Li Qingshan said proudly, without any faith in a higher being.
“Amitābha. Sir, your demonic nature is so deep that even the buddha cannot save you. When you are alive, you will be submerged in the sea of suffering. When you die, you will fall into hell, never to be reborn again.”
“Fucking hell, you can’t beat me in an argument, so you start cursing me. You can’t bring me salvation, so you just find someone else to do that!” Li Qingshan crouched down and patted his bald head. He pointed at Hu Xian’er beside him. “Look at how wicked she is. She’s in need of guidance from the buddhist dharma, so hurry up and accept her as a disciple so I can spare your life!”
Hu Xian’er’s expression was strange. At the end of the day, everything he did was still for the sake of this. She suddenly smiled. “Suffering Subduing abbot, I’m willing to join the Salvation temple and listen to the wondrous teachings of the buddha daily.”
One of the Ten Great Beauties of the World. That was a title even her mother had never received.
The Suffering Subduing abbot simply shut his eyes and said nothing.