Chapter 493: Diverting Trouble
Translator: Atlas Studios Editor: Atlas Studios
“If there is no chance of victory in a battle of strength, what do you think we should do?” The old man raised his eyebrows.
“Above the Martial Ancestor Realm is the Deity rank. A deity is an existence that grasps the laws. We first have to know what laws Emperor Kong Ming has grasped.” Nie Li lightly smiled.
The old man’s heart skipped a beat. He said, “Do you know what laws he grasps?”
“What he grasps is one of the most powerful laws in this world.” Nie Li looked at the old man and said, “That is life and death!”
“How did you know?” The old man’s turbid eyes flashed with a faint light.
“Those who grasp the Laws of Life and Death will fall into the rules of a game of life and death. He lets his disciples kill each other and obtain power from each other. This is one of the Laws of Life and Death,” said Nie Li.
“Then how can we crack the Laws of Life and Death?” The old man pressed. His eyes flickered with anger.
“Senior, if there’s a chance, you will definitely have a chance to fight Emperor Kong Ming to the death, but it’s not now, at the very least,” said Nie Li. “If you want to defeat Emperor Kong Ming, you have to find another law that is comparable to the Laws of Life and Death. Only then can you equal him or defeat him.”
“Comparable law?” The elder frowned.
“Yes, there are only a few laws in this world that are comparable to the Laws of Life and Death. For example, the Law of Spacetime, Law of Light, Law of Darkness,” said Nie Li. “If you continue to cultivate the cultivation technique that Emperor Kong Ming imparted, you definitely won’t be able to defeat him.”
“Then where can we find the Laws of Spacetime, Light, and Darkness?” asked the elder.
“Senior, have you been to the Draconic Ruins Realm?” Nie Li asked.
“Yes,” said the old man, “but I didn’t find any trace of Emperor Kong Ming there, so I came back.”
Nie Li looked at the old man and asked, “What about the Ancestral Demonic Saint Land? Have you been there before?”
“No.” The old man shook his head.
“In the Draconic Ruins Realm, the passage to the Ancestral God Land and the Ancestral Demonic Saint Land will open once every ten thousand years. It’s almost time for them to open,” said Nie Li. “Senior, why don’t you go to the Draconic Ruins Realm and search for it? If you can enter the Ancestral Demonic Saint Land and defeat the Heavenly Demons there, you can obtain a law.”
Nie Li looked at the old man and said, “As for what kind of law you’ll obtain, it’ll depend on your luck.”
“Kid, are you lying to me?” The elder’s eyes flashed.
“I definitely wouldn’t dare to lie to you, Senior.” Nie Li said firmly.
The old man’s hands quickly formed seals and a seal entered Nie Li’s body. Nie Li let out a muffled groan and retreated several steps.
“Nie Li, are you okay?” Ye Ziyun and Xiao Ning’er quickly went up to support Nie Li.
“I’m fine.” Nie Li shook his head.
Nie Li calmly looked at the old man and said, “Senior, you’ve cast a Vast Distance Tracking Seal on me.”
“That’s right,” said the old man. “Kid, you actually recognize the Vast Distance Mile Tracking Seal.”
“Of course I do.” Nie Li lightly smiled and said, “Senior, you don’t have to worry about me running away. I will also search for traces of the other laws. Otherwise, even if I don’t die at your hands, I will still die at the hands of Emperor Kong Ming.”
“Kid, you know the Vast Distance Tracking Seal, so you naturally know how powerful it is,” said the old man coldly. “If I find out that you lied to me, you should know what will happen the next time I find you.”
“I wouldn’t dare to lie to you, Senior. I hope to join forces with you and defeat Emperor Kong Ming together,” Nie Li said sincerely.
“Alright, I’ll trust you once. I’ll go to the Draconic Ruins Realm and see how I can enter the Ancestral Demonic Saint Land,” the elder said in a deep voice.
“Senior, here’s wishing you a smooth journey. When you come back next time, I’ll treat you to tea.” Nie Li lightly smiled.
“Kid… I’ll spare your life for now. If I find out that you’re lying to me…” The old man walked to Nie Li’s side and patted Nie Li’s shoulder. A murderous aura instantly enveloped Nie Li’s entire body, causing Nie Li to feel a chill.
The old man let out a sneer and disappeared with a whoosh.
“Hurry up and see how Duan Jian is doing.” Nie Li clutched his chest.
Du Ze, Lu Piao and company quickly helped Duan Jian up and fed him a pill. Duan Jian groaned and slowly woke up.
“Duan Jian, how are you?” Nie Li looked at Duan Jian and asked with concern.
“I’m fine. Sorry for causing you trouble, Master.” Duan Jian said with difficulty.
“Rest well. If you meet him again, things won’t end so easily.” Nie Li’s gaze was filled with coldness, “How dare he touch my friend. I will make him pay the price.”
“He is very strong, even stronger than the Martial Ancestor Realm experts of the various Divine Sects.” Duan Jian coughed a few times and spat out a mouthful of blood.
“Have you taken revenge?” Nie Li asked Duan Jian.
“Thank you for giving me this opportunity, Master. I have exacted revenge for my parents.” Tears welled up in Duan Jian’s eyes.
Nie Li nodded his head and said, “Now that things have been redressed and vengeance exacted, we shall leave today’s grudge to the future. Recuperate well. Don’t suffer such a terrible defeat in the future!”
“Yes!” Duan Jian solemnly said, his eyes filled with determination.
“Nie Li, did you really tell that old man the method to obtain the laws?” Lu Piao couldn’t help but worry. “If he obtains the nomological powers, wouldn’t it be even harder to deal with him?”
“I did tell him the method to obtain the laws. This old man is our enemy, and the Ancestral Demonic Saint Land is also our enemy. Wouldn’t it be better if we let the two of them fight one on one?” Nie Li lightly smiled and said, “We can even reap the benefits if they end in an internecine outcome.”
Lu Piao thought for a moment and nodded. “That’s true.”
“Emperor Kong Ming has grasped the Laws of Life and Death. I wonder what kind of Laws of Life and Death is this?” Ye Ziyun asked, puzzled.
“Haha.” Nie Li lightly smiled, “I actually don’t know if Emperor Kong Ming has grasped the Laws of Life and Death. I was just making it up.”
“Making up?” Ye Ziyun was stunned.
“I’ve never seen Emperor Kong Ming before. How would I know if he grasped the Laws of Life and Death?” Nie Li said, “If it wasn’t for those words scaring that old man, he would have already attacked us.”
“Seriously. You really can make something out of nothing.” Ye Ziyun couldn’t help chuckling.
Nie Li let out a long sigh and said, “There’s nothing I can do. The world is too cruel. Honest people die quickly. I’m also very helpless. I’m actually a very honest person, but I can only survive by being a little crafty.”
Upon hearing Nie Li’s words, Xiao Ning’er and Ye Ziyun couldn’t help but smile bitterly. Nie Li wasn’t just the run-of-the-mill cunning. However, what Nie Li said seemed to make sense.