“They have already been heavily injured. They’re basically incapacitated. They can’t even escape. Disciples of the Sword Sect of Violet Heavens, fall into formation and kill all enemies. Elders, use the secret technique with me to suppress Jian Chen,” an old man from the Sword Sect of Violet Heavens called out at this moment. Immediately, he and the other experts sacrificed their vitality in exchange for strength greater than they previously possessed, unleashing a supreme sword formation at Jian Chen.
A painful struggle flashed through Jian Chen’s eyes as he looked at the experts who killed their way over. He looked back at his heavily injured friends and family. He still ended up taking action. He stopped the sword formation and managed to stop all the experts from the Sword Sect of Violet Heavens and the Immortals’ World alone.
However, he did not harm any of them.
Seeing how they were unable to do anything to Jian Chen, the experts of the Sword Sect of Violet Heavens all made up their minds. They used an ancient, forbidden technique, burning their own life force to kill Jian Chen and the experts of the Saints’ World under Jian Chen’s protection, even if it would cost them their lives.
“Jian Chen, why do you constantly hold back? They’re from the Immortals’ World. They are our enemies. Hurry up and kill them all…” Someone close to Jian Chen urged him loudly.
“Brother, kill them quickly. Take revenge for your sister. Your sister almost died to their hands…” said the silver-haired Changyang Mingyue. She had been heavily injured by the experts of the Sword Sect of Violet Heavens. She was basically at death’s doorstep.
Jian Chen hovered in outer space as his body shook violently. He endured the painful torment in his heart.
On one side stood his close friends and family, while the other side was the Sword Sect of Violet Heavens that he was bound to by countless strands of fate. Now that they had turned on each other, what should he have done? What choices should he have made?
In particular, when he saw that the experts of the Sword Sect of Violet Heavens who were about to offer up their lives, he felt pain.
“Although I stand in the Saints’ World, I still belong to the Immortals’ World in the end. I’m a disciple of the Sword Sect of Violet Heavens. Do the experts of the Sword Sect of Violet Heavens have to die for me?” Jian Chen seemed saddened as his emotions wavered drastically. He had no idea what to do as he faced a situation like this.
In the end, Jian Chen still could not bear to watch the experts of the Sword Sect of Violet Heavens die for him. Before they had wasted away their lives, he waved his hand and moved away with his people.
He chose to flee!
“Jian Chen, why won’t you kill the people of the Immortals’ World? Why won’t you kill the people of the Sword Sect of Violet Heavens…”
“Jian Chen, we need an explanation…”
“You’re always showing mercy towards the opponent. Do you belong to the Immortals’ World…”
Afterwards, Jian Chen faced the doubts of everyone. Many people even became suspicious of his identity, and many people he was close with could not help but back away.
Jian Chen fell silent as he faced the doubtful and cautious gazes in the surroundings.
Suddenly, Jian Chen felt alone. He had become isolated.
At this moment, the landscape around him suddenly shattered. Everyone vanished, and he was brought to another foreign battlefield in outer space.
On the battlefield, he was still a peak expert. However, he currently worked with a sovereign of the Immortals’ World against an expert of the Saints’ World bathed in golden light.
Four swords hovered above the head of the sovereign from the Immortals’ World. He controlled the four swords, cutting through space like he was invincible.
The sovereign of the Immortals’ World was blurry. Jian Chen was unable to see him. However, Jian Chen recognised the four swords under his control with a single glance. They were the Sword of Mortality, the Sword of Reincarnation, the Sword of Slaughter, and the Sword of Severance!
On the other side, the expert bathed in golden light was the War God of the God clan, Tie Ta!
He was currently working with the Nirvanic Immortal Exalt, engaged in a battle to the death against Tie Ta in the depths of outer space.
Tie Ta was extremely powerful. He needed to work with the Nirvanic Immortal Exalt to fend him off.
In the end, he and the Nirvanic Immortal Exalt paid quite a hefty price to knock back Tie Ta, heavily injured him.
The Nirvanic Immortal Exalt immediately sent the four swords over, creating a sword formation to kill Tie Ta in one fell swoop!
However, at this moment, Jian Chen’s mind shuddered. He thought of all the times he had spent with Tie Ta in the past.
Suddenly, he struck out, not towards Tie Ta, but the Nirvanic Immortal Exalt’s four swords. He wanted to stop them from killing Tie Ta.
“What are you doing?” barked the Nirvanic Immortal Exalt.
“I won’t let Tie Ta die here,” said Jian Chen.
“He’s from the Saints’ World. He must die,” the Nirvanic Immortal Exalt called out and continued to try to kill Tie Ta.
Jian Chen did not back off. He stopped the Nirvanic Immortal Exalt from killing Tie Ta.
In the end, a battle erupted between him and the Nirvanic Immortal Exalt.
At this moment, golden light silently appeared. The heavily injured Tie Ta had taken advantage of the battle to swing his axe towards Jian Chen.
Jian Chen stared straight at the axe that traveled towards him as disbelief filled his eyes. In the end, the axe landed on him with devastating power under his gaze.
Immediately, he experienced piercing pain from the bottom of his heart. The pain made Jian Chen’s mind shake, and in the next moment, he felt the world spin around him. Tie Ta vanished and so did the Nirvanic Immortal Exalt. Even the outer space around him collapsed. His consciousness had returned to his body. He had returned to the white, hazy world of the Path of Swords.
There were no longer steps condensed from sword Qi before him. Unknowingly, he had reached the end of the Path of Swords.
However, Jian Chen was unable to lighten up at all. Instead, he sat down where he was and sank into his thoughts. His heart was heavy.
It varied from person to person. He knew that everything he experienced in the illusion was the worries hidden in the depths of his heart. It had been drawn out by a mysterious power when he took the mental test. At the same time, it had sent his subconsciousness into an illusionary world created by his own mind, presenting his greatest worries in the most realistic manner.
In simpler words, everything that happened in the illusion were burdensome thoughts Jian Chen had once experienced. Perhaps these thoughts had only flashed through his head before being forgotten very soon, but they had been endlessly magnified in the illusion, forming an illusion that was almost real and could affect his mind.
The appearance of these illusions did indeed have a great effect on Jian Chen. It forced him to reevaluate his identity as well as his position.
He really was very worried that everything he saw in the illusion would happen to him one day.
“During all these years, you’re the third person to complete the Path of Swords.” At this moment, an old voice rang out. In the next moment, the landscape around Jian Chen changed. He had already left the Path of Swords, appearing on a mountain that reached into the clouds.
Before him sat an old man in white clothes with his back facing him.
“Junior Jian Chen greets senior Sword Saint!” Jian Chen immediately bowed with a clasped fist.
The Celestial Sword Saint sat there as still as a mediating monk. After a moment of thought, he said slowly, “The two people who completed the Path of Swords before were not suited to be my disciple. You are no exception either. You are unsuitable!”
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