Chapter 126 – Hanging up the Sect Elder
Everyone kept quiet as they saw how furious Li Hui was. Those disciples who followed Jiang Chen had stopped the beating as well. They all stared blankly at Jiang Chen and Li Hui. They had no idea what to do right now, after all, Li Hui was a Sect Elder, and he was also a Heavenly Core warrior, none of them could be his match. Besides, as a Sect Elder, he had a high position in the sect, these disciples couldn’t offend him.
Many disciples who were just bystanders kept quiet and held their breaths. The conflict had now become even worse, even the Sect Elder was here. They were guessing that Jiang Chen would just calm down the conflict.
But, too bad, they simply didn’t understand how far Jiang Chan could go.
Jiang Chen gazed at the furious Li Hui, then he spoke with an indifferent tone. He showed no respect towards Li Hui.
“Nonsense! Who dares to start beating again?!”
Li Hui was boiling in anger. He took a step forwards, and was now standing directly in front of Jiang Chen. With his beard fluttering in the wind, he said, “Jiang Chen, how dare you, don’t forget who you are! You are just an outer circle disciple! By disobeying the Sect Elder alone, I can cripple you right now!”
“Cripple me, hit me with your best shot!”
Jiang Chen sneered, there was no way he would stop what he was doing right now, even if that meant he had to turn the Black Sect upside down. He still wanted to find out who was behind all of this.
“You really think I won’t dare do it?”
Li Hui became even angrier, and Yuan energy could be seen hovering around his body, “Let me tell you this, Jiang Chen, you bullied and a.s.saulted fellow disciples, burnt down a courtyard, and you offended an outer circle Sect Elder! Any of these offenses are more than enough to cripple you, I can even kill you right now!”
“Senior disciple Jiang, I think we should just stop here, after all, we have had our revenge.”
A disciple next to Jiang Chen whispered to him.
Jiang Chen gazed at this disciple, with just a single look, a chill ran down this disciple’s spine. The disciple shrugged and shut his mouth.
Jiang Chen raised his head and stared back into Li Hui’s eyes. It made him even angrier when Li Hui said that he had bullied fellow disciples.
“Sect Elder Li, since you mentioned me bullying fellow disciples, let me explain this to you. These four men forced each of their fellow disciples to pay them 100 Mortal Restoration Pills, is this considered bullying fellow disciples? And, these four men beat up and inflicted serious injuries to w.a.n.g Yun and Huang Zheng because they refused to hand over their Mortal Restoration Pills, and both of them are still laying in their beds. Can you give me an explanation to that?”
With an imposing manner, Jiang Chen unleashed the domineering aura of the once greatest Saint in the world. He pressed towards Li Hui and said, “Li Hui, where were you when Guo Lei and his gang bullied their fellow disciples? You, as the outer circle Sect Elder, why were you not stopping them from doing that? I, Jiang Chen, am a reasonable man, an eye for an eye is my motto. Guo Lei and his gang asked for all of this, I was just doing to them what they have done to my fellow disciples. However, you, Sect Elder Li, jumped out at this time to stop me. Who gave you the right to do this? Or, is it perhaps because you’ve accepted Mortal Restoration Pills from Guo Lei as a bribe?”
Jiang Chen’s words were like sharp knives, they tore away everything, leaving Li Hui dumbstruck and unable to reply.
“You! Nonsense! As the Sect Elder, I always treat everyone fairly, how could I accept bribes from anyone?!”
Li Hui seemed extremely furious, but at the same time, he looked a bit guilty. Anyone could tell that he might have really accepted some sort of bribe. If not, he wouldn’t have behaved like this.
In fact, since Li Hui was here, Jiang Chen had guessed that he must be part of this. Guo Lei might not be the one who bribed him, but someone from the inner circle could easily bribe an outer circle Sect Elder.
“Looks like you really accepted something from them. Someone like you will never be fit to be a Sect Elder, and you don’t have the right to stop us. I’ll settle my own score with them. Li Hui, get the h.e.l.l out of here before I get mad.”
Jiang Chen shouted in a cold manner, then he turned around and told the men behind him, “Keep beating them.”
With that command, everyone’s expressions changed. No one expected Jiang Chen would go so far. After all, Li Hui was an outer circle Sect Elder. But, not only did Jiang Chen failed to show any respect towards him, he even asked him to get the h.e.l.l out of here. This was so overbearing, in the few hundred years of history in the Black Sect, there hadn’t been a single outer circle disciple who was so domineering.
Those disciples who held long pikes in their hands didn’t care too much anymore, they just did what Jiang Chen asked. They raised the long pikes high into the air and started beating those four men once again. If anything bad really happened, then they had Jiang Chen standing in front of them.
The four of them started screaming again. Guo Lei and his gang were completely stunned, the pain from their injuries had completely broken their spirits. They thought that when Sect Elder Li arrived, they would be safe, but they had never expected that they would still go through this terrifying torture.
“Good, good, this is good! Outrageous, Jiang Chen, don’t think that you can do whatever you want since you got first place in the Qi Province compet.i.tion! You’re so unruly, and you never showed any respect towards me, the Sect Elder, and you have also violated the rules of the Black Sect! Let me, the outer circle Sect Elder, cripple you today!”
Li Hui was completely p.i.s.sed off. With his Yuan energy floating around him, he clenched his fist and grabbed towards Jiang Chen with lightning like speed. Everyone knew how powerful an attack from a Heavenly Core warrior could be. Those bystanders felt nervous; no one had thought things would escalate like this.
“Hmph! Try to cripple me? Let me show you the difference between you and me!”
Jiang Chen let out a cold snort, then he extended his hand like lightning and grabbed Li Hui’s arm. With this grip, Li Hui’s Yuan energy was immediately dispersed.
It was a shocking scene. Everyone’s eyes widened, and their faces were filled with disbelief.
All they saw was Li Hui’s arm being tightly gripped by Jiang Chen. No matter how Li Hui tried to shake him off, or how much energy he unleashed, there was nothing he could do to make Jiang Chen let go.
Li Hui suddenly felt scared. He was an Early Heavenly Core warrior, but with just one strike, Jiang Chen had completely locked him down, making it so that he couldn’t even strike back. This was too frightening. Although he knew that Jiang Chen had previously killed Li Wu Ling; Li Wu Ling had just entered the Heavenly Core realm, and his foundation was unstable, so there was no way the two of them could be compared. Besides, it wasn’t easy for Jiang Chen to kill Li Wu Ling, so the only explanation was that Jiang Chen had become stronger than before.
“Old fool, you shouldn’t have provoked me. All of those who provoke me have miserable endings.”
With a huge amount of force, Jiang Chen broke Li Hui’s arm. When Li Hui felt the severe pain coming from his arm, he couldn’t hold still anymore, and he screamed out in extreme pain.
“Jiang Chen, how dare you, I am the outer circle sect….”
Li Hui spoke sternly, but before he could finish his words, Jiang Chen had kicked him, making him fall down onto the ground. A Heavenly Core warrior couldn’t even defend against a single attack from Jiang Chen.
Jiang Chen stepped on Li Hui’s face, and while towering above him, he said, “Outer circle Sect Elder means nothing to me. If you want to interfere, then make it fair. If not, then just get the h.e.l.l out of here. When you provoked me, your luck became bad.”
At this moment, everyone’s expressions changed. They all stared at Jiang Chen, their eyes filled with fear.
“Heavens, he is really going to revolt, he just beat a Sect Elder!”
“He has become stronger, Sect Elder Li who is a Heavenly Core warrior couldn’t even withstand a single attack from him! The Qi Province compet.i.tion ended not long ago… With his speed of leveling up; can he still be considered a human?”
“After a.s.saulting the outer circle Sect Elder, the conflict had gone completely out of control. I don’t think this will end easily.”
Everyone were shocked, the fierceness Jiang Chen displayed had left a shadow in their minds once again. They all reminded themselves; even if they couldn’t become friends with him, they would never become his enemy. This was too frightening.
“Jiang Chen, how dare you step on my face?! I’ll report this to the higher management! To go against your superiors and scold the Sect Elder, this is the greatest sin that can’t be forgiven! You will just have to wait to receive punishment from the sect management!”
Li Hui kept struggling underneath Jiang Chen’s feet. At the same time, he kept threatening him about the serious consequences he would face. However, no matter how hard he struggled, he just couldn’t get away from Jiang Chen’s feet.
Jiang Chen shouted out loudly.
“Senior disciple Jiang.”
A disciple walked up to Jiang Chen.
“You, help me get one more wooden pole here. Hang this Li Hui up and beat him.”
An upward curve appeared on Jiang Chen’s lip, a sneer.
What? Hang up the Sect Elder and beat him? Are you sure?
Many people were struck by Jiang Chen’s words, and their mouth were widely opened. Even the disciple who stood next to Jiang Chen had the same expression, he was completely stunned. Hang a Sect Elder and beat him? This had gone too far.
“Jiang Chen, how dare……”
Li Hui roared, and his face darkened. As an outer circle Sect Elder, and a Heavenly Core warrior, if he was hung up and beaten in front of so many people, there would be no way for him to continue staying in the Black Sect anymore.
“What are you waiting for?”
Jiang Chen shouted loudly.
The disciple didn’t dare show any neglect, he hurriedly turned around and left. After some time, the disciple came back with a big wooden pole and stuck it into the ground. There was even some rope in his hand, and it looked like he was well prepared.
“Jiang Chen, you can’t tie me up, I’m the outer circle Sect Elder!”
LI Hui shouted and tried to stop them, but it was to no avail. Jiang Chen grabbed his s.h.i.+rt and dragged him up front the ground, then he pointed his finger at Li Hui’s body and made a few restrictions, temporarily sealing Li Hui’s Qi Sea. As the previously greatest Saint, pill concoction, sealing, defense mechanisms, laying formations… There was nothing he hadn’t mastered. With his current cultivation base and abilities, temporarily sealing the Qi Sea of a Heavenly Core warrior was incredibly easy.
Li Hui was after all a Heavenly Core warrior, and his injuries weren’t serious. If his Qi Sea wasn’t sealed, then the rope wouldn’t be able to hold him at all. Jiang Chen wanted to hang Li Hui no matter what, and he wanted to make this matter become more complicated. The more serious, the better. He wanted to get the man behind everything to come out. As for the consequences, Jiang Chen didn’t bother thinking about those. The more he showed off, the more attention he would get from the sect management.
No disciple dared to tie an outer circle Sect Elder up, and not all these disciples had Jiang Chen’s courage.
Therefore, Jiang Chen didn’t ask them to do it, he personally tied up Li Hui with the rope like a dumpling, then hung him up on the wooden pole
“Ahh….. Jiang Chen, you b.a.s.t.a.r.d, how dare you tie me up?! You have gone against your superior, the sect management for sure won’t let you get away with this!”
Li Hui kept shouting and struggling, but his Qi Sea was sealed shut by Jiang Chen, so all his struggles were just a waste of effort.