Chapter 1257: Not Subject to the Rules of Heaven
Translator: Transn Editor: Transn
In the tower.
Su Mo and Nie Qian, Han Ying sat across each other.
“Brother Su, we’re sorry! We’ve got you into trouble!” Nie Qian was solemn and he apologized to Su Mo.
It was he and Han Ying who had revealed the circumstances leading to Liao Yunjian’s death.
They were not trying to get Su Mo into trouble. However, they must reveal something under Taishi Xuan and You Tianhan’s coercion.
Of course, it would be pointless for them to deny. Taishi Xuan was certain that Su Mo had killed Liao Yunjian.
However, they did not say that Su Mo killed him alone. They claimed that the three of them had joined hands and slain him.
They had merely wanted to share the responsibility with Su Mo. They did not expect Taishi Xuan and You Tianhan to coerce him because of this.
“Su Mo, we didn’t know that Taishi Xuan could coerce you with this!” Han Ying said with a worried look.
“You don’t need to blame yourselves. There will be a way out for us. No need for worries!” Su Mo shook his head.
“Brother Su, what are your plans?” Nie Qian and Han Ying queried him together. Their fates were in Su Mo’s hands. Of course they wanted to know what he would do next!
Su Mo heard them and started to ponder. He did not know what he would do next. It was absolutely impossible, however, for him to submit to Taishi Xuan.
“Brother Nie, Miss Han, don’t worry! I won’t let anything happen to you!”
Su Mo said this solemnly. If things got out of hand, he would join another faction together with Nie Qian and Han Ying. That way, Taishi Xuan would not find it easy to deal with them.
The two nodded but deep worry still showed on their faces.
They were also worried that Su Mo’s forceful reactions to Taishi Xuan and You Tianhan would get them into trouble with the Academy. They might be severely punished and even lose their lives.
However, they believed that Su Mo would make the right decision. He would not play with their lives.
“By the way, who was that You Tianhan we saw just now?” Su Mo suddenly remembered the young man in navy-blue long robe.
“You Tianhan belongs to the Taishi Family. He is the foremost expert among Southern Yard disciples!” Nie Qian explained.
“The foremost expert? Is he so powerful?” Su Mo felt stunned. Although he could sense the man’s powerful cultivation, he had not expected it to be this high.
“Well, he has already reached the Peak Lv 9 Martial Emperor Realm. Very few people within the entire Southern Yard could fight him.” Nie Qian nodded.
Su Mo became silent. So You Tianhan was such a powerful character!
It looked like the Taishi Family was especially keen on him.
You Tianhan had said that the Taishi Famiy’s Holy Son valued him immensely.
“Brother Nie, Miss Han, please go back first! I need to consider things carefully!” After some time, Su Mo waved his hand at them.
“Alright!” They nodded and did not say much. They simply said their goodbyes and left.
After Nie Qian and Han Ying left, Su Mo became lost in thoughts. Submit to Taishi Xuan?
He would not yield to anyone!
He could only join another faction. Another way was to visit Huoyuan Peak in the inner mansion and seek the help of Grand Master Huoyuan.
Su Mo gave the matter careful thought. It would be perhaps better to be under Grand Master Huoyuan’s protection at Huoyuan Peak.
That way, he would not be drawn into the contentions of these factions.
However, he had rejected Grand Master Huoyuan before. He was now a little embarrassed to see him.
To see him now would clearly be seeking asylum under him. The intention would be too obvious.
This put Su Mo in quite a fix.
“Sir Ghost Sage!”
Su Mo could not make up his mind and wanted to ask the Flaming Devil Ghost Sage for his advice.
He called out to him but realized that the Ghost Sage had not responded.
Su Mo was somewhat baffled. With his mind, he located the Flaming Devil Ghost Sage in his Fighting Soul and telepathized a thought over. “What happened, Sir Ghost Sage?”
The Demonic Soul of the Flaming Devil Ghost Sage was still in his Fighting Soul. There had been no problem.
The Flaming Devil Ghost Sage finally responded. He asked in a faint voice, “Su Mo, have you ever wondered why you did not suffer the Heavenly Punishment after breaking into the Martial Emperor Realm?”
Su Mo started upon hearing this. Of course, he had wondered. After breaking into the Martial Emperor Realm, he did not sense the Heavenly Punishment coming. However, neither did he bother much about it.
For him, it was one less trouble without the Heavenly Punishment.
Yet now, the Flaming Devil Ghost Sage had asked him this. Was there a reason?
“Why?” Su Mo asked in a deep voice.
“I’ve pondered this for a long time and have finally discovered the reason!” The Flaming Devil Ghost Sage’s voice was extraordinarily serious.
“What reason?” Su Mo asked curiously.
“Your life is not subject to the rules of heaven!” The Flaming Devil Ghost Sage said.
“Not subject to the rules of heaven?”
Su Mo was filled with bewilderment. Completely baffled, he asked, “What do you mean?”
“I mean, you are not a being subject to the rules of heaven!” The Flaming Devil Ghost Sage’s voice was deep and low, quavering a little.
Even he himself had found this quite hard to believe. In fact, it was incredible!
However, he could find no other explanation.
No other explanation could explain why the Heavenly Punishment had not come.
Whenever a martial artist reached the Martial Emperor Realm, he would experience the Heavenly Punishment–a Fighting Soul Ordeal. This was one of the most terrible ordeals a martial artist must endure.
Not matter what living creature or race the martial artist had belonged to, it would experience the Heavenly Punishment after breaking into a new realm.
Even Giant Beings, who had not cultivated the Dark Force or Fighting Soul and who only cultivated physical strength, would experience the Heavenly Punishment after reaching the Martial Emperor Realm.
Yet Su Mo had not. How puzzling!
“This… this cannot be true!” Su Mo looked utterly bewildered. Every creature and being was subject to the rules of heaven. How could he be an exception?
Too absurd, wasn’t it?
According to the Ghost Sage, he would be a transcendent being out of the three realms and five elements!
He would be a mythic presence, like the ancient gods and deities of Earth!
It was clearly impossible, He had suffered the Heavenly Punishment before. The Martial King Realm Punishment was quite strong!
“It is the only possibility!” The Flaming Devil Ghost Sage said, utterly convinced.
“Then why had I experienced the Punishment before?” Su Mo asked in a deep, calm voice. He did not believe the Ghost Sage at all.
“Had you?” The Flaming Devil Ghost Sage was stunned. If Su Mo was telling the truth, his guess would have to be wrong.
“And my Martial King Realm Punishment was quite terrible!” Su Mo nodded.
Hearing Su Mo’s rebuttal, the Flaming Devil Ghost Sage lapsed into silence. Was his guess wrong?
However, how could a creature born in this universe not suffer the Punishment after he had reached the Martial Emperor Realm?
“Were you born in a Small Plane World?” After a long time, the Flaming Devil Ghost Sage seemed to remember something and suddenly asked.
“Yes!” Su Mo nodded. The Firmament World was a Small Plane World!
“I get it! I get it!” The Flaming Devil Ghost Sage said to himself. His voice reverberated in Su Mo’s mind.
“What did you realize?” Su Mo asked, puzzled.
However, the Flaming Devil Ghost Sage did not answer. He had lapsed into complete silence and said no more.
Su Mo was speechless. What was this old demon gabbing on about? What had he realized?