Chapter 253 – The Black Sect’s Crisis
“This young man isn’t bad.”
Both Wu Jiu and Xuan Ye nodded their heads. They couldn’t help but praise Huo Yuner. A man that fought for his life should be respected. I also showed Huo Yuner’s determination with cultivation. The mindset of not fearing death and just wanting a fight had also won Jiang Chen’s respect. There was no way he could fake the desire to fight, and no one would really dare fake it either, as it would cost them their lives.
Huo Yuner wasn’t an idiot. But under such a situation, he didn’t even have the slightest chance of defeating Jiang Chen; it was certain death for him.
“This guy is unyielding. Little Chen, are you going to kill him?”
Big Yellow asked.
“If he fought me that day outside the Black Sect, I would definitely kill him. But today, I won’t kill him; he has won my respect. Furthermore, Huo Yuner isn’t my enemy, he’s just a martial maniac.”
There was no deep hatred between Jiang Chen and Huo Yuner, it was all because the Green Sanctuary Sect had dragged Huo Yuner into this. Besides, Huo Yuner had spent all his life studying the martial arts; he was just a typical martial maniac who would rather die fighting than run away.
“Jiang Chen, let’s fight! I want to make up for running away the last time! I’ve prepared to die here! This is the kindling I’ve prepared, if I am killed here, please use this kindling to burn my body.”
Huo Yuner flipped his palm and revealed a fireball. Then, he simply waved his hand and threw it toward Jiang Chen.
“Fine, I’ll fight you.”
Jiang Chen grabbed the kindling and agreed to fight. He slightly moved his body, and in the next second, he appeared not far away from Huo Yuner. He unleashed his aura, which swept across the place like a fierce tsunami.
Sensing Jiang Chen’s powerful aura sweeping across the scene, Huo Yuner’s expression suddenly change. Just from this aura alone he could really feel that the gap between himself and Jiang Chen; it was not small.
“Haha, Jiang Chen, I have to say this; you are definitely the most amazing genius I’ve ever met. I have no regrets if I am killed by you.”
Not only did Huo Yuner have no fear, he was even laughing out loudly. Then, some bright fireballs shout out from Huo Yuner’s body, and slowly formed into a shiny fire seal in front of him.
Huo Yuner shouted out. When the fight began, he immediately unleashed his most powerful skill. Huo Yuner already had some initial success with cultivating the Heavenly Flame skill, and it gave him amazing combat strength. When the fire seal was formed, the heat caused the air surrounding it to burn.
Huo Yuner was truly a rare genius. Just with this skill alone, perhaps ordinary Late Divine Core warriors wouldn’t be his match at all.
But an attack like this was nothing to Jiang Chen. With a wave of his hand, the True Dragon Flame transformed into a bright flaming pike. With a throwing motion, the flaming pike shot out, and everything surrounding it exploded as it flew toward Huo Yuner’s fire seal.
Obviously, Jiang Chen’s True Dragon Flame was much more powerful than Huo Yuner’s Magma Flames. Also, Jiang Chen had an incredible amount of yuan energy, as well as help from the Dragon Marks. Because of all this, Huo Yuner couldn’t compare with Jiang Chen. The flaming pike instantly shattered Huo Yuner’s fire seal, and it didn’t stop there, or even slow down. In just a split second, it had impaled Huo Yuner’s shoulder.
Jiang Chen retracted the True Dragon Flames and spoke in an indifferent manner.
“Why didn’t you kill me?”
Huo Yuner asked as he stared at Jiang Chen, his eyes carried a puzzled look. He knew how Jiang Chen handled his enemies; he would never give them any chances. But now, he only hurt Huo Yuner, and didn’t kill him.
“I have no intentions of killing you, that’s why you’re still alive. I defeated you with fire, and I don’t think you should consider that an insult to you. There is no deep hatred between us, and I have fulfilled your wish to fight with me today, and also spared your life. I hope you don’t come to challenge me anymore.”
After saying that, Jiang Chen walked past Huo Yuner and continued his journey to Inferno City. Wu Jiu, Xuan Ye and Big Yellow glanced at the stunned Huo Yuner, and without saying anything, they followed Jiang Chen.
Staring at Jiang Chen who was walking away, a confused look could be found in Huo Yuner’s eyes. He followed Jiang Chen with his eyes as if that rather thin man had some magical attraction.
Huo Yuner touched the wound on his shoulder. Looking at the blood dripping down from his wound, a smile emerged on his face. At this moment, he had fulfilled his goal, and he felt relaxed. From now onwards, his cultivation path would once again become much smoother.
With a voice that only Huo Yuner could hear, he expressed his gratitude.
“Brother Xuan, the doorway to the outside world will open in seven days, but where does it open?”
Jiang Chen asked.
“It will be outside Inferno City, but no one will know the exact location, as the location is different each year. Still, it will be within 1,000 miles of Inferno City. Don’t worry brother Jiang, as long as you want to leave this place, you’ll be able to find out where the doorway is when it opens. Furthermore, there will be different tunnels that lead to the different provinces in the Eastern Continent.”
Xuan Ye explained.
“Where does brother Jiang want to go?”
Wu Jiu asked.
“I’m going back to the Qi Province. I am a disciple of the Qi Province’s Black Sect, and since I have accomplished my goal in Inferno Hell, I’ll have to return at once. There are important matters I need to attend to; this trip has taken quite a lot of time from me.”
Jiang Chen no time to waste, he just wished to leave Inferno Hell and return to the Black Sect.
Wu Jiu and Xuan Ye exchanged glances. Neither of them had thought that a peerless genius like Jiang Chen actually came from a small province like the Qi Province. It was a province that the Martial Saint Dynasty had abandoned.
“I didn’t know that even a small province like the Qi Province could cultivate an amazing genius like brother Jiang, this is extraordinary! I wonder if brother Jiang is interested in going to the Martial…”
Before Xuan Ye could finish his words, Wu Jiu threw his gaze over at him and stopped him from continuing.
“Of course, my vision isn’t limited to the Qi Province. Once I’m done with what I’m supposed to do in the Qi Province, I’ll proceed to somewhere else and expand my horizons.”
Jiang Chen didn’t ask where Wu Jiu and Xuan Ye came from, which powers they belonged to. In his opinion, there was no need to ask that kind of question. If Wu Jiu wanted to tell him, he would have told him by himself. But, if he didn’t want to let him know, there must be a reason behind it.
Three days later. Within Palace Black, over 20 Divine Core warriors had gathered together. Part of these people were from the Black Sect, and the rest of them were from the Valley of Happiness.
There were a few Divine Core Sect Elders who had come from the Valley of Happiness. Not only this, all the disciples from the Valley of Happiness had temporarily moved to the Black Sect, and they were getting ready to combine forces and fight back against the Burning Sky Pavilion.
At the upper end of the palace, a woman in her forties sat next to Daoist Black. She was wearing a silver white muslin dress, and portraying a seductive aura from head to toe. Any slight movement from her curvy body would attract any man’s soul. Although she wasn’t young anymore, her charm was not something any young girl could compare with. Many of the Black Sect Elders forced themselves to look away from her, scared their souls might be attracted to this woman.
The aura unintentionally unleashed from this woman was not weaker than Daoist Black’s. She was a great warrior who had reached the peak Divine Core realm, and she was none other than the Valley of Happiness’s Granny Feng.
Not only she, all the other Sect Elders from the Valley of Happiness had their own charms, each of them were amazingly beautiful. But at this moment, none of them had any intentions of seducing any man. Including Granny Feng, they all wore solemn expressions.
“The deadline is getting closer; it looks like a violent battle is unavoidable.”
Granny Feng said.
“We have to fight this battle no matter what. I, Daoist Black will definitely not surrender to a young brat.”
Daoist Black said with a deep voice.
“Brother Black, do you have solutions to this problem? You should know this; once the war arrives in four days, we will not only have to face the Burning Sky Pavilion, we’ll also have to face the Heavenly Sword Sect, as they have already surrendered to the Burning Sky Pavilion. I know this Nanbei Chao and Zhao Chongyang; they will definitely not let Duan Jianhong sit back and watch us fight, so when the war comes, the Heavenly Sword Sect will definitely attack us together with the Burning Sky Pavilion.”
Granny Feng said.
“We’ll do our best and leave the rest to destiny’s will. I’ve prepared the Black Formation, and when the war arrives, all the Divine Core warriors from both our sects will have to work together to control the formation. With this, even if the Burning Sky Pavilion and the Heavenly Sword Sect attacks at the same time, they will have a hard time breaking the formation.”
After saying that, Daoist Black threw his gaze into the empty space. A young man in white clothes emerged in his heart. He didn’t know if that young man could return before the war came, and even if the young man returned, he also didn’t know if that young man could really help resolve the Black Sect’s crisis. This young man who wore white clothes had become Daoist Black’s last hope.
“For now, this is the only thing we can do, hmph! I, Granny Feng will never surrender to anyone! Both the Burning Sky Pavilion and the Heavenly Sword Sect will have to pay a heavy price if they really try to destroy us!”
Granny Feng was a ruthless person as well. At this critical moment, there was no way she would compromise.
The entire hall carried a depressed and panicked atmosphere. Everyone were thinking about the coming war, and therefore, none of them noticed the old man amongst them who had a small grin on his face.
This old man was none other than Fan Zhongtang. No one here knew that he worked for Nanbei Chao.
In the blink of an eye, four days flashed by. On this day, chaos would descend upon the Qi Province. The Burning Sky Pavilion had sent forth a massive troops of warriors. Under Nanbei Chao and Zhao Chongyang’s lead, all disciples at the Heavenly Core realm and above had gathered, as well as the Divine Core Sect Elders from the Heavenly Sword Sect.
It was impossible for Duan Jianhong to stay out of this, Nanbei Chao would never allow that to happen. Therefore, all Divine Core warriors from the Heavenly Sword Sect were force to join the troop.
Boom! Boom! Boom! …
Back in the Black Sect, early in the morning, the beating of the war drum swept across the entire Black Sect; this was the signal of an incoming war. The skies above the Black Sect were filled with layers of haze. The Black Sect and the Valley of Happiness had grouped together, and there were getting ready to engage in a life and death struggle with their enemies.
The catastrophe had finally arrived!
At the same time, many people were gathered outside Inferno City, impatiently waiting for the doorway to the outside world to open. There were of course those who weren’t willing to leave this place; they would continue their lives in this harsh environment.
In Inferno Hell, one year was equal to a circle. The people; the alliances here would change every single year, and change happened every single year; just like a circle. Jiang Chen had left his legacy here, and when he was gone, chaotic situation would still arise within Inferno Hell.