Chapter 314: People Have Great Prejudices
Translator: Dragon Boat Translation Editor: Dragon Boat Translation
When Chen Chen saw that message, the smile on his face froze.
The reason being, his name was included in the long list of names.
However, he had fortunately already told Xia Xishuang about it, so he didn’t need to explain much now.
A few moments later…
Xia Xishuang suddenly began sobbing. She muttered, “They clearly know that you joined the Heavenly Diabolism for the human race… but why did they include you in the list?”
Chen Chen comforted with a gentle smile, “It’s not a big deal, I’m a member of the Heavenly Diabolism in the first place. It’s normal for me to be included in the list. They can’t kill me.”
Xia Xishuang shook her head, sounding rather dejected.
“Chen Chen, at our level, every move of ours is not aimless. I have a strong feeling that someone is against you.”
“Of course, the clan master and the others know that you’re innocent, but there are so many people in the human race. Not everyone knows the truth, and now that this name list has been widely circulated in the human race, I’m afraid it will affect your reputation.”
Chen Chen was still smiling, but he was feeling despondent.
The list was in all probability passed around by the Heavenly Diabolism master, and it seemed that she had completely given up on the Heavenly Diabolism.
As for whether she was deliberately targeting him or not, he had no idea.
Just when Chen Chen was pondering about whether he should contact Yao Qing and scold her, he received a message from his master, Yu Qiong.
“Chen Chen, you should have seen that message, right? Don’t think too much about it, a few of the clan masters will make it known to the entire human race and do justice for you.”
“Master, please thank the few clan masters on my behalf.”
After Chen Chen replied, he began to comfort Xia Xishuang again, and only after a long time did a smile appear on her face again.
On the following day, the few clan masters’ statements were spread throughout the entire human race.
However, at the same time, another piece of news also spread throughout the human and demon races.
Chen Chen, the best elite of the human race, had been given the Adversity-Overcoming Seal by Heaven for committing a heinous sin. Anyone who can kill Chen Chen will receive a blessing from the heavens! They can even be exempted from the tribulation of ascension!
In the middle of the Little Carefree Immortal Palace, Chen Chen smiled bitterly and took out a certain communication token.
“Master, you’re really making things hard for me.”
Soon, Yao Qing replied.
“I just want you to know that the human race is not any nobler than the demon race. I wonder if you’ve heard of a legend.”
“The person who slays the evil dragon will eventually become the next evil dragon. In this world, both humans and demons are greedy by nature, even you and I are no exception.”
“I don’t want to know this truth.”
Chen Chen answered indifferently.
Of course, he understood that logic. Be it the humans or demons, there were good and evil. However, as a human, he naturally stood on the humans’ side.
That is how the battle of races is like. There is no difference between good and evil. Everything depends on perspective.
“You’ll find out eventually. Wufeng City occupies too much of the eastern territory of the demon race, and there are people who are already displeased with you. It’s just a new force that doesn’t have a Void Refinement realm powerhouse. They haven’t sacrificed many humans either. What right do they have to occupy a place that’s comparable to the four great clans and four great imperial dynasties?”
“We’ll let the Wufeng City retreat. We don’t care for such a place.”
Chen Chen answered calmly.
Although his subordinates had already put in a lot of effort in the demons’ territory, he knew that once he issued his orders, those at the Wufeng City would abandon everything and return to the human territory.
He was aware of that.
“You’re really naive. If you really do that, the human experts will think that you’re hiding your abilities to prepare for revenge in the future. After all, with your potential, it won’t take long for you to become the best expert of the human race once you reach the Void Refinement realm! Do you think they will feel at ease?”
Chen Chen closed his eyes after hearing those words.
There was a saying that humans had great prejudice that would leave one in a difficult spot.
As long as one is greedy, some things will be inevitable.
“Did you spread those messages out just to preach to me?”
Chen Chen opened his eyes and replied.
There was no response from the communication token for a while. After a long time, Yao Qing finally replied again.
“Chen Chen, go to the Boundless Sea, that’s where you should stay. Don’t interfere in the affairs of the human and demon races. I don’t want to become your enemy.”
Seeing this message, Chen Chen tossed his communication token into the depths of the storage ring.
In the past month, the demon race gradually became united under the oppression of the human race. The eight major demon clans have submitted to the Demon Courts, and Yao Qing became the bona fide ruler of the demon race.
On the contrary, humans began to get into internal conflicts because of the uneven distribution of interests.
Perhaps, that was the reason that the two races couldn’t destroy each other even after tens of thousands of years of fighting. The greediness of human and demon nature was simply shockingly similar.
Chen Chen sighed deeply as he felt emotionally drained.
A message was sent to his mind via divine senses.
“Disciple, make a trip out here.”
Hearing this voice, Chen Chen left the Little Carefree Immortal Palace.
Seeing that his master Yu Qiong had personally come to Mount Wufeng and had a sullen expression, Chen Chen vaguely felt an ominous hunch.
“Master, what’s the matter?”
Yu Qiong sat down abruptly and hollered furiously, “Those cultivators of the imperial dynasty are really detestable. They said that they want to do an investigation on you!”
Chen Chen wasn’t surprised to hear that. When Yao Qing was preaching to him just now, he had a strong feeling that this would happen.
“They can do so if they want to, I haven’t done any bad things anyway.”
Chen Chen said nonchalantly.
Yu Qiong was puzzled to hear her words. ‘Since when has my disciple become so magnanimous? This doesn’t make any sense!’
After a moment of silence, she said, “I explained to them that Heaven gave you the Adversity-Overcoming Seal because you’ve plundered too many treasures.”
“What did they say?”
“They want to check your storage ring.”
“Tell them to get lost!” Chen Chen lost his temper.
‘How can they check my storage ring as they please? What if they die of shock? I won’t be responsible for it.’
Yu Qiong was relieved to see Chen Chen’s expression. ‘That’s more like the disciple I know.’
“Chen Chen, don’t worry, I’ve already talked to them and informed them that you handed over all those treasures to the Jade Tripod Alchemy Clan.”
“Master…why did you come here then?” Chen Chen asked in bewilderment.
“They also want to ask you a few questions, I’m here to give you a tip-off in advance. First of all, if they ask you if you have practiced any diabolic cultivation methods, you must deny it!”
Yu Qiong soon gave him seven or eight instructions.
Chen Chen nodded silently as he stood beside her. However, before Yu Qiong finished, a loud and clear voice resounded in the air above Mount Wufeng.
“Fellow Daoist Chen Chen, we are here on behalf of the entire human race, please unlock the protective array.”
Hearing this voice, Chen Chen waved his hand, and the great formation of Mount Wufeng was immediately removed.
Soon, four figures appeared in front of him.
All four of them were at the Essence Soul realm, and the leader of the group was dressed in fancy clothes and wearing an amicable smile on his face.
“Fellow Daoist Chen Chen, I am the Crown Prince of the Great Jing Dynasty, and I have been ordered to come here to ask you a few questions.”
‘Crown Prince of Great Jing Dynasty?’
Chen Chen frowned slightly. He honestly didn’t have a good impression of the Great Jing Dynasty.
In the beginning, there was a diabolic cultivator of the Heavenly Diabolism who was the fourth prince of the Great Jing Dynasty. He had no bottom line to speak of and was eventually destroyed by Chen Chen.
After thinking about that, he looked at the Crown Prince again, finding his smile to be really hypocritical.
“Greetings, Senior Yu Qiong!”
After making clear their purpose of visit, the four of them bowed to Yu Qiong.
Yu Qiong glared at them hostilely and turned around, pretending not to see them.
The four of them weren’t surprised either. They looked at Chen Chen again.
Chen Chen said indifferently, “If you have any questions, go ahead and ask.”
As soon as he said that, the youngest of the four asked sourly, “Chen Chen, the environment of Mount Wufeng is so much better than our palace. Explain clearly, how did you get so many Spirit Stones?”
As soon as he said that, Yu Qiong slapped him and sent him flying dozens of meters away before Chen Chen answered.
“What are you being so salty for? Chen Chen is a disciple of the Jade Tripod Alchemy Clan, so wouldn’t it be normal for him to have this mere amount of Spirit Stones? Do you think everyone is as poor as you are?”
Chen Chen’s jaw dropped when he saw that, and the scene became extremely awkward.