Chapter 261 – The Ultimate Showdown
Duan Jianhong let out a cold snort. With extraordinary speed, he gently struck out with his palm, slapping towards Big Yellow’s head.
As one of the strongest peak Divine Core warriors, Duan Jianhong didn’t take this Mid Divine Core dog seriously. In his mind, he was already imagining Big Yellow’s head being crushed into several pieces by his palm.
But too bad, reality showed him a different scene that what he had imagined. When his palm collided with Big Yellow’s head, a sound resembling metal clanging was immediately heard. Duan Jianhong felt as if he slapped solid hard cold steel. Not only did he not crush Big Yellow’s head into pieces, his hand had torn up because of the backlash.
Duan Jianhong was struck with extreme shock. He immediately put away his scornful attitude. The mightiness of this dog had exceeded his expectations. With just a Mid Divine Core cultivation base, he had actually wounded him.
Daoist Black and Granny Feng who stood next to each other were stunned by what they saw as well. Both of them exchanged glances, and could find shock and helplessness in each other’s eyes. They both knew Jiang Chen had extraordinary combat strength, but now, even a dog following him possessed mighty combat strength. This twisted all their common sense.
“Let’s attack together, don’t let that Duan Jianhong have any chance to fight back!”
Daoist Black said in a cold manner. He had suffer quite a serious injury just now, but Granny Feng was in a much better condition. Together with Big Yellow’s help, there was no way Duan Jianhong would be able to resist this combination.
Bang! Bang! …
The powerful energy ripples raged across the area. The three humans and dog were engaged in a fierce fight. Under all the attacks, Duan Jianhong who once carried an imposing aura became busy handling all the attack. In just a short period of time, he had switched to a disadvantageous position.
On the other part of the battlefield, the cries of the Burning Sky Pavilion disciples could be heard everywhere. Nearly all the Heavenly Core disciples and Divine Core elders had been killed, and the ones who were still alive were seriously injured, and had lost their will to fight. On the other side, the ones from the Black Sect and Valley of Happiness were fighting with amazing strength. If this situation continued, it wouldn’t take more than a few minutes before all the men from the Burning Sky Pavilion and Heavenly Sword Sect were eliminated.
Soon, the last Divine Core elder from the Heavenly Sword Sect let out a miserable shriek before he was killed by Huo Yuner. Now, the Heavenly Sword Sect was only left with Duan Jianhong, who was still struggling with fighting back.
But the current Duan Jianhong’s attitude had change. His wise plan had vanished like a soap bubble. Not only did accomplishing his dream of ruling the entire Qi Province prove to be impossible, his decision had also caused all of the strong warriors from the Heavenly Sword Sect to die. Even he himself was trapped in deep danger.
“Why did this happened? Why did this Jiang Chen appear?!”
Duan Jianhong crazily roared, both his eyes had turned red.
“Haha, Duan Jianhong, you’re finished! The Burning Sky Pavilion is finished, and you, your Heavenly Sword Sect is finished as well! All because of your own decision!”
Daoist Black laughed out to his heart’s content. The situation was completely reversed now.
“Soul Crunching Tune, die now!”
Big Yellow suddenly let out a loud shout, unleashing sound waves like a raging tsunami. Wave after wave covered Duan Jianhong in an instant. After breaking through to the Mid Divine Core realm, Big Yellow was able to use the Soul Crunching Tune once every seven days.
Duan Jianhong was after all a great peak Divine Core warrior, and with Big Yellow’s cultivation, he could at most have a balanced fight with him. If Big Yellow unleashed the Soul Crunching Tune when the fight began, it might not give him any good results, but since Duan Jianhong’s mind was distracted, his heart was completely filled with despair, as well as him having fought for such a long, it worked wonders. Duan Jianhong had also thought he knew all of Big Yellow’s skill, and he didn’t think Big Yellow would still have such a powerful combat skill.
The Soul Crunching Tune was incredibly powerful, it could seriously injure the target’s soul directly. Back in Inferno Hell, even the Combat Soul Evil Devil was affected by it; let alone Duan Jianhong.
The Soul Crunching Tune hit Duan Jianhong’s face. The devastating power caused blood to burst out from his mouth, and he could feel a tearing pain in the deepest area of his soul.
Daoist Black and Granny Feng became even more shocked. They didn’t expect Big Yellow to have such a powerful skill. Although that terrifying sound wave attack was not unleashed towards them, it had still nearly made them lose their minds.
Although they were shocked, Daoist Black and Granny Feng were still paying full attention to the battle. Right as Duan Jianhong threw up blood, the two of them attacked at the same time. With two chopping sounds, both of Duan Jianhong’s arms were sliced off by Daoist Black and Granny Feng.
Actually, both of them had shown mercy toward Duan Jianhong. If not, he would be sliced in half by both of them.
Of course, Daoist Black and Granny Feng didn’t kill him because they felt sympathy for him. Duan Jianhong must be killed, but as one of the strongest men in the Qi Province, they couldn’t let him die so easily.
“Ahh!! Daoist Black, Granny Feng, please don’t kill me!”
Duan Jianhong let out a miserable shriek. He knew death was upon him, so he immediately begged for forgiveness. After being hit by Big Yellow’s Soul Crunching Tune, his soul was constantly experiencing a tearing pain, and to make things worse, he had just lost both arms, causing him to lose all ability to fight back. He was no match for Daoist Black and Granny Feng now.
“We will kill you for sure, but not now.”
Daoist Black extended his hand and unleashed his yuan energy, then he transformed his powerful yuan energy into a cage with Duan Jianhong locked within.
The blood-curdling screeches still hadn’t stopped. But, the war had nearly come to an end. The Burning Sky Pavilion disciples were fleeing in all directions, but the Black Sect disciples caught up to them, and their blood rained down from the sky. In just a few minutes, all the disciples and elders from the Burning Sky Pavilion were killed.
Zhao Chongyang who had lost one of his arms was completely stunned. The war had ended in a way that didn’t even exist in his wildest dreams. He threw his gazed at the battlefield that was filled with the pungent smelled of blood, and he looked at the bodies of disciples and elders from the Burning Sky Pavilion, and it felt like a heavy stone was pressing down on his heart, causing him to feel difficulties when breathing.
“Zhao Chongyang, just give up, the Burning Sky Pavilion is already done for! From today and onwards, there will be no Burning Sky Pavilion and Heavenly Sword Sect in the Qi Province!”
Daoist Black came in front of Zhao Chongyang.
Zhao Chongyang suddenly let out a crazy laughter toward the sky. He was laughing with blood and tears filling his face, giving him a miserable look. Despair had completely engulfed his heart, all his dreams had burst to nothing, like soap bubbles; this was the reality he was facing.
War was always like this, no one could tell how it would end until the last moment. Zhao Chongyang didn’t get the last laugh, and neither did Duan Jianhong; it was Daoist Black who got the last laugh.
Dead bodies were scattered across the entire black mountain range, the once green scenery and clear waters was smeared with blood, and the pungent smell of blood was upsetting people’s emotions.
The loser were always in the wrong, and Zhao Chongyang didn’t run away from this fact. Of course, he knew that with his current condition, there was no way he could escape from his opponents.
Daoist Black struck once again, imprisoning Zhao Chongyang within a cage formed by his yuan energy. Now, the previous two most powerful men in the Qi Province were kept in captivity.
“Zhao Chongyang, Duan Jianhong, the reason why I spared your lives is to let you witness my judgment, I want you two to witness the fight between Jiang Chen and Nanbei Chao. Today, we’ll see who the number one genius us, who surpasses the ancients and dazzles the contemporaries! Today, if Jiang Chen is defeated, with Nanbei Chao’s ability, both of you will still have a chance to survive, while the Black Sect and Valley of Happiness will be eliminated. But if Nanbei Chao is defeated, the Burning Sky Pavilion and Heavenly Sword Sect will only exist in the Qi Province’s history.”
Daoist Black threw his glance at the skies above him. Massive amounts of energies were raging, and both men were still locked in a violent fight.
Daoist Black had long ago expected a major change in the Qi Province’s structure, but he didn’t think it would happen so quickly. He had actually placed all his hopes on Jiang Chen to change the Qi Province’s structure, and Jiang Chen didn’t disappoint him. Although only half a year had passed, Jiang Chen had managed to obtain the strength that allowed him to fight Nanbei Chao. This was something Daoist Black hadn’t expected either.
The war had almost come to an end. Everyone were looking into the sky above, they held their breath and paid close attention to the battle between the two geniuses.
Everyone knew that the result of this fight would be the key to determine the Qi Province’s fate. Of course, all from the Black Sect and Valley of Happiness were hoping for Jiang Chen to find the battle.
As for Zhao Chongyang and Duan Jianhong, they had place their bets on Nanbei Chao. If Nanbei Chao was the last man standing, they might still have a chance at surviving, but if Nanbei Chao was defeated by Jiang Chen, it meant there were completely finished.
In the sky above, Jiang Chen and Nanbei Chao had once again exchanged attacks, and both of them were forced back nearly 30 meters. After fighting for so long, these two men still had tremendous fighting spirits, and they were filled with energy; none of them felt tired at all. Their reserved yuan energy was incredibly strong, and with just this alone, they had thrown all other geniuses into the shade.
“I never expected you to progress with such incredible speed, it looks like I should have just killed you back in the Qi Province competition.”
Nanbei Chao’s eyes turned red. Jiang Chen’s cultivation speed and powerful skills had frightened him. He was so proud of himself that he never paid any attention to his opponent, but now he had started regretting giving Jiang Chen a chance back at the Qi Province competition.
“Are you scared?”
Jiang Chen asked with an indifferent smile.
“Nonsense! I, Nanbei Chao am the number one genius underneath the heavens, I will never fear you. Jiang Chen, I have to admit that you as well are a rare genius, but you are still far away from being able to compete with me.”
Nanbei Chao started laughing.
“I think you’ve seen it, the war underneath us has come to an end. The Burning Sky Pavilion and Heavenly Sword Sect have been defeated. Because of you, countless men have died.”
Jiang Chen gazed at the battlefield underneath him.
“Haha, their deaths means nothing to me. As long as I can kill you now, I will still complete my goal, conquering the Qi Province.”
Nanbei Chao was laughing out crazily. To him, all mortals weighed nothing in his heart. He didn’t care how many people dies because of him as long as he could accomplish his goal, satisfying his monarch’s heart.
“You and I are very different. I, Jiang Chen show no mercy towards the enemies, I have my own ideals of justice; this is the difference between you and me.”
Jiang Chen smiled.
“Your ideas of justice is nothing but a joke to me. Jiang Chen, I’m going to attack with my full strength now, if you don’t have any stronger skills, you’re going to be killed by me.”
Nanbei Chao once again unleashed his energy and tremendous killing intent. It was as if the previous fight was just a warm once, and the real fight came now.
“Show me what you got.”
No signs of fear could be found on Jiang Chen’s face. In this world, there was nothing that could make him feel fear.