Chu Li furrowed his eyebrows and nodded his head.
He had already activated the Omniscient Mirror. The monk was definitely a cunning one. He immediately ate the secret herb without hesitation, stimulating the potential of his whole body. His power multiplied and the Sentience Menace was pushed to its full power. It glowed a purplish-gold shade.
The Sentient Menace had thirty-six different methods of cultivation. It was separated into six layers; cultivating the skin, flesh, tendon, meridian, bones and the marrow.
The first layer appeared as a golden color while the second layer was a purplish-gold color. Once the purplish-golden light appeared, the Sentient Menace was now not pierceable, nothing could bypass it now.
"Amitabha Buddha..." The monk chanted. His anger and killing intent subsided and like a leaf, he descended upon Chu Li, his hands in an open palm strike.
Chu Li turned around and left.
He had the Infinite Sea of Azure which could multiply his power. As the strongest sect in the world, it was only expected that the Temple of Tempest would not be lacking in any martial arts technique. However, none of them had the scripture of Life and Death and so Chu Li did not put too much time into practicing the technique. Even if he had practiced it, he would not dare to use it freely. But facing a life and death situation, he naturally stopped caring about it.
The power of the monk multiplied and he used the Mountain's Thrusting Palm. Chu Li did not plan on taking any damage so early in the fight so he avoided it for good measure.
"Where are you going!?" The monk shouted in anger as he took a large step, and just like a meteor soaring across the sky, he appeared right behind Chu Li in an instance. The monk's outstretched palm looked as if the attack would be slow, but in a split second, it had landed at his back.
Chu Li managed to dodge the attack and rushed towards the woods.
The monk followed closely, his movements fast and his palm struck out at lightning speed. Chu Li barely avoided his strikes and in just a few moments, they had already traveled ten miles.
Chu Li whizzed through the forest, using the trees as a defense. The trees were the width of a wrist and hence the monk broke through it easily with his astonishing strength. Everywhere he went, there would be more than twenty trees around him left broken in half.
With a mad expression on his face, the monk glowed a purplish-gold looking akin to an angry Buddist arhat. His vigor was strong and powerful, as if he had vanquished dragons and tigers.
Chu Li knew that he would not remain powerful for long. No matter how much of a miracle that magical herb he ate was, he would not last for too long. Hence why Chu Li was patiently spending the time to dodge around.
As the Infinity Sea of Azure enters the third layer, his meridians started to hurt.
He quickly took out a porcelain bottle, and consumed two pills of the Torso Refiner.
As soon as the Torso Refiner entered his stomach, it transformed into fresh spiritual energy circulating in his meridians and repaired all the minor damages.
Chu Li continued to use his Light-body Technique, all the while glad that he had the Torso Refiner and was able to last longer. Now he would just have to figure out how to further waste the monk's time and see who would last until the end.
The two of them had already chased each other for more than fifty miles. As they neared the forest exit, the monk made a swift turn and disappeared in front of Chu Li in a split second.
Chu Li slowed down and did not immediately give chase. He saw through what the monk was thinking. He was trying to go for a sudden offense and catch Chu Li off guard. If Chu Li chased after him, that would mean falling into the monk's trap, knowing that the monk was holding onto the last strike of the Mountain's Thrust just for him.
He leaned on the tree and all the spiritual energy rushed into his body along with the circulation of the Minute Pulse Cleansing Technique, healing his meridians as if he dipped into the hot springs.
The spiritual energies from the plants circulated, it's effects extremely potent due to the Minute Pulse Cleansing Technique. A moment had barely passed when his meridians had healed completely, the pain disappearing completely. His meridians were returned to its original form, and even increased ever slightly to be tougher.
He was in no hurry to chase after the monk whose power was expanding rapidly. It would be incredibly hard to face his tyrannical strength and his footprints were even clearer than before. With the help of the Omniscient Mirror, he would be unable to hide anywhere.
Half an hour later when Chu Li estimated that the medicine's effect was over, he began to give chase. After gliding through the forest for half an hour, he finally saw the monk in front of a wide river.
He was sitting on a bed-sized green stone while facing the river. He was seated in a lotus position and looked rather solemn.
As he felt Chu Li getting closer, he opened his eyes and looked at Chu Li with furrowed brows.
Chu Li stood next to a huge river with fast flowing water. He rushed towards the monk with a slight smile on his face. "Hello, monk. We meet again!"
"How did you locateme..?" The monk asked calmly, his voice slightly hoarse.
Chu Li smiled, "My nose is very sensitive."
Against someone as cunning as this monk, it was clear that he should not be telling the truth.
"I see..." the monk sighed. "You are indeed a genius. It's such a pity you didn't join our temple. Such a waste, such a waste"
The monk looked weak and appeared to have difficulties speaking. That was the side effects of the secret herb.
Chu Li smiled, "I too think that's pitiful. Well, are you ready to continue to the afterlife?"
The monk took hold of the opening and dashed towards the river at an incredible speed.
Chu Li swung his hand, a light flashing towards the monk. The river whirled around the monk's body. The water turned red momentarily, before it was washed by the stream.
His body sank to the bottom of the river. Chu Li used his Omniscient Mirror and realized that the monk was still fine. The strike hit his throat, but had not killed him.
Chu Li frowned, this monk was difficult to handle. He had pretended to be weak just now. You really could not underestimate the Temple of Tempest. Of course, there were other secret herbs which could counter the side effects.
The flying blade only pierced through the skin of his throat. It caused the monk to bled a lot, but not to much effect.
Chu Li glided along the riverside, chasing after the monk that was coursing along the river. He wanted to strike him once more to completely destroy him.
The monk held his breath under the river, dragged away by the current.
Unfortunately for the monk, Chu Li's Omniscient Mirror could see him clearly. No matter how he concealed himself, he was not going to get away. Chu Li followed from afar, not rushing into the water.
Chu Li had not mastered the water. It would be harder for him to act if he had gone under. The river only served to reduce the power of his flying blade. He waited by the riverbank knowing that the monk would not be able to stay in the water for long. He would need eventually need to come out of the water.
After waiting for an hour, the monk thought that he should have gotten rid of Chu Li. He hopped out of the river, his body still glowing in a purplish-gold light. Even though he was still in this state, he was still taking a heavy precaution towards Chu Li.
Chu Li soared towards him and the two continued their fight at the riverside. Palms and fists clashed against each other, hundreds of moves made in the blink of an eye. The monk turned and left.
Chu Li followed, but he could not do a thing against the monk. As long as the Sentience Menace remained active, no weapons could pierce through him. Even the flying blades were useless. He could only exhaust him of his inner strength. The both of them continued to fight in the woods.
Suddenly, Chu Li stopped. There were four monks hiding in the woods, prepared for an ambush. They were all decent fighters and one of them was even stronger than the monk he was currently facing off.
It seemed as if there was a method of communication between the monks from the Temple of Tempest. He knew through the Omniscient Mirror that this monk had no idea of the existence of the other four. It seemed like the four monks found the monk instead.
Chu Li shook his head and sighed, "Consider yourself lucky today, monk! Farewell then!"
He turned and swiftly moved away. The monk stood still with his brows furrowed, puzzled. Chu Li was definitely not so righteous that he would spare his life!
Four monks flew towards him. "Brother, are you alright? ... Do you want to chase after him?"
"It's you, senior brothers!" exclaimed the monk as he pieced the two together and shook his head. "You won't be able to catch up to him!"
"We can't be letting him go off that easily?"
"Senior brother, he is very cunning. We need to keep our guards up around him!"
"Are you scared of him?"
"Our two brothers, Jan and Yan, were killed by him. They are now resting in paradise."
"He killed Jan and Yan?"
"Sun Junior brother, that guy is so young and he's already this powerful? Which sect is he from?"
"The Yi's Public House!"
"The Yi's Public House is getting desperate. To produce such a strong person, could it be that it is one of the masters from the Xiao family?"
"He is merely a guard."
"If a guard from the Public House is this good, it'll seems like we shouldn't look down at the Yi's Public House."
They were all discussing about it,although they did not pursue their own wishes. The monk told everyone what had happened and the other four monks'facial expression soured.
"Brother, this isn't a small matter." A middle-aged monk said with a furrowed brow. "Such a person should be gotten rid of before he becomes the calamity upon our Temple of Tempest"
"Hmm, I agree!"
"Dispatch the Brothers from the Hall of Exorcist!
"Yes." The monk said with a nod.