Chapter 281 – A Magnificent and Unprecedented Event
“The trade fair hasn’t yet started, no one is allowed to enter the island. For those who disobey the rule, no mercy will be showed!”
A crystal clear voice suddenly sounded out from the Blissful Island. In the next moment, everyone saw a bright beam shoot out from the island. To everyone’s surprise, it was a young girl, or to be exact, a mermaid.
The girl’s upper body was that of a human, and her lower body was that of a fish. She looked amazingly beautiful, and her two big eyes were brimming with energy. She wore a thin shirt on her upper body.
She was a Divine Core demon lord from the Blissful Manor, and she was here because she found out someone was trying to intrude the island before the trade fair started.
“Hmph! Open your eyes and see who this daddy is!”
The Golden Lion coldly harrumphed, he glared at the young girls with a look of despise.
“Ah! You’re senior Golden Lion! I’m sorry! Senior Golden Lion is our master’s best friend, and he is a Combat Soul warrior, so he isn’t restricted by our rule. Please come in!”
When the young girl saw the Golden Lion, her attitude immediately changed, and she welcomed him.
“Too bad we’re not eligible for such preferential treatment. If we were, we might be able to befriend the Manor Master. With that relationship, we might even be able to enjoy some advantages during the trade fair.”
Someone really envied this treatment.
“Wait till you break through to the Combat Soul realm, I’m sure the Manor Master will show you some respect then.”
Someone replied to the guy. In this world where strength was everything, envying someone who got preferential treatment was useless. The most important thing was to have strength.
Another day passed. More and more people were gathering around the Blissful Island. The auras leaking from all these warriors had covered the entire area, causing the water to constantly ripple, and all the demons living in the ocean to flee far away from the island.
All of a sudden, a loud cry was heard from the distance. When everyone glanced at the source of this cry, they immediately saw a huge eagle with a powerful aura flying toward them. Eight men stood on the back of this huge eagle. Three of them were old men, and the remaining five were young men. Seven of them were Divine Core warriors. The leader of this group seemed to be in his fifties, and his aura was the strongest amongst the group, it was even comparable to the Golden Lion. He was a Combat Soul warrior.
These eight men all wore the same green robes. Looks of ferociousness could be seen on their faces. They didn’t seem too friendly, it was as if they could kill anyone at any time.
“They are from the Qing Province’s Qingyi Sect. Their leading man is Mao Sheng, he is the Qingyi’s chief Sect Elder, and he’s an Early Combat Soul warrior. I didn’t expect to see him here.”
“Why does all of them have such gloomy expressions? Looks like someone owes them a lot of money.”
“You don’t know what happened? I heard six of their core disciples were killed by someone in the Serpent’s Great Mountain Stream. All of them were Divine Core warriors, and one of them was a peerless genius from the Qingyi Sect, Mao Fang. Also, he is Mao Sheng’s grandson.”
“Oh heavens! Who would dare kill that Mao Fang, he is simply courting death! No wonder why Sect Elder Mao Sheng looks so angry, it’s all because his grandson was killed by someone.”
People were discussing the events everywhere. Right at this moment, Jiang Chen and Han Yan saw the men from the Qingyi Sect, and their expressions immediately changed as they looked at the huge eagle.
“Not good! Hurry up and hide your aura!”
Jiang Chen immediately grabbed Big Yellow and tucked him into his shirt. After that, he instantly hid his aura and hid within the crowd together with Han Yan. He stood completely still without moving a bit.
“Damn it! How could we forget about that eagle?”
Han Yan couldn’t help but curse. They had killed every single person from the Qingyi Sect at the Serpent’s Great Mountain Stream, and they thought there were no eyewitnesses left. Only, they had actually forgotten about the eagle.
Jiang Chen could still remember what happened. When they got to the Serpent’s Great Mountain Stream, the huge eagle was nowhere to be found, so he didn’t pay any attention to it. But, the eagle was a demon lord with an Early Divine Core cultivation base, and it was more intelligent than some humans. Jiang Chen had no idea if the eagle had witnessed how he killed Mao Fang and the rest of the people. Since the eagle was here, if it recognized Jiang Chen, they would be doomed.
What truly made Jiang Chen speechless was the fact that Mao Fang’s grandfather was a Combat Soul warrior, and he had personally come to the Blissful Island. Judging from the way he looked now, if he knew who the culprit was, it wasn’t hard to imagine what would happen.
The men from the Qingyi Sect walked off from the eagle. After that, the eagle retracted its wings and transformed into a forty year old man. He wore a black robe, and he started looking around with his eagle eyes.
The Dark Eagle furrowed his brows, as if he had just smelled something familiar. But, after looking around for some time, he couldn’t find anything, as there were too many people around.
Seeing this, Jiang Chen and Han Yan finally let out sighs of relief. As long as the Dark Eagle couldn’t find them now, once the trade fair started and they were allowed to step onto the island, they would be safe, as fighting on the island was forbidden.
A massive trade fair like this would attract a lot of powers and warriors. With so many rare and unique treasures, robbing was something really tempting to those who had eyes on things they wanted. But, since the Blissful Island’s trade fair had been held for so many years without any trouble, it wasn’t hard to imagine how domineering the Manor Master was.
“You guys just wait here until the trade fair starts.”
Mao Sheng told the disciples from the Qingyi Sect, then he simply walked toward the Blissful Island. This was the preferential treatment given to a Combat Soul warrior, not only could they enter the Blissful Manor whenever they wanted, they would also be welcomed by the Manor Master.
“Haha! I, Old Man Ling Shan is here as well!”
Following a suddenly roar of laughter, an old man as thin as a stick came from far away and landed next to Mao Sheng.
“Mao Sheng, I heard your grandson was killed by someone, congratulations!”
What Old Man Ling Shan said nearly caused the crowd to spit out their blood. This guy’s grandson just died, and he was feeling down at the moment. But, he just congratulated him for that?! Wasn’t he just asking for trouble?
Mao Sheng stared back with, extremely furious.
Old Man Ling Shan laughed out to his heart’s content. After that, he just went straight to the Blissful Island. Clearly, he wasn’t afraid of Mao Sheng.
“This Old Man Ling Shan is a rare existence. He’s actually a rogue cultivator form the Qing Province, and he’s also a Combat Soul warrior. But, he is a weird character, he won’t even show any respect to those big sects in the Qing Province.”
Someone said with a sigh.
“Hehe, this old man seems pretty nice.”
Han Yan laughed.
“Damn it, buddy, you’re suffocating this master dog!”
Big Yellow struggled near Jiang Chen’s chest.
“Stay low. If you come out now, that eagle will immediately find us.”
Jiang Chen tenaciously restrained Big Yellow. There was no way he could let Big Yellow out right now, the Dark Eagle would recognize his puppy appearance, and if he changed back into his big dog form, everyone would be able to recognize him.
The trade fair was getting closer and closer. More and more great warriors had arrived, and many strange cultivations who live on the ocean could be seen as well. Many Combat Soul warriors had also arrived and entered the Blissful Island in advance.
Basically, nearly all major powers in the Eastern Continent had sent their men here, and they were all lead by a Combat Soul Sect Elder, and the rest were Divine Core Sect Elders and disciples. The purpose for the Divine Core disciples coming here was to let them experience the trade fair.
“What a grand occasion! So many Combat Soul warriors have arrived, but none of them are from the Qi Province. We’re pale when compare to them!”
Han Yan whispered to Jiang Chen. He was shocked after seeing so many Combat Soul warriors. Although Han Yan was a genius, the Qi Province was a really small place, he hadn’t seen so many Combat Soul warriors before.
“There are many big provinces in the Eastern Continent. The Qi Province and Qian Province are both ranked the lowest. Putting aside the Jian Province which is ranked the second largest, even the Qing Province who is ranked fifth has countless Combat Soul warriors.”
Jiang Chen said.
“Look, a huge sword is flying toward this place!”
Someone exclaimed. A huge golden sword was speeding toward them from the distance, causing towering waves as high as the sky to rise wherever it passed. It was a huge sword, it was over 50 meters long. A group of men lined up on the sword, each of them wore prideful expressions on their faces.
The group all wore the same white clothes, and they all carried huge swords on their backs. Their appearance caused them to look like a group of sword gods.
“They are from the Myriad Sword Sect! The people from the Jian Province are here as well!”
“Hurry up and make way for them, the Myriad Sword Sect is not someone we can mess with! If they are provoked and kill us with their swords, our deaths would be in vain. The Jian Province is the second strongest province in the Eastern Continent, and this Myriad Sword Sect is the strongest sect in the Jian Province. I heard their Sect Chief has reached the peak Combat Soul realm, and there’s a great chance of him breaking through to the Combat King realm. Even the Martial Palace’s Palace Master would have to give them face!”
“I heard that a genius disciple from the Myriad Sword Sect was killed by a young man named Jiang Chen in Inferno Hell! That Jiang Chen is a really brave man, he even dared offend the Myriad Sword Sect.”
“That’s nothing, the Myriad Sword Sect isn’t the only power Jiang Chen offended; he even killed an elder from the Shangguan Clan. The Shangguan Clan is a super power at the same level as the Myriad Sword Sect. Rumors say that this guy ruthlessly killed countless Divine Core warriors and offended many great powers in Inferno Hell.”
“What a brave man! How can he be talented at such a young age? I wonder what this Jiang Chen looks like.”
“He is rather easy to recognize. Someone told me that a majestic big yellow dog always follows him around. If you see a young man with a big yellow dog, it is definitely Jiang Chen!”
After the men from the Myriad Sword Sect arrived, the topic switched to Jiang Chen.
“Little Chen, I never thought you’d be so famous!”
Han Yan teased Jiang Chen through his divine sense.
“Fuck! It is I, the master dog who is famous! Didn’t you hear what they said? They can only recognize Little Chen when they see this master dog!”
Big Yellow obediently stayed near Jiang Chen’s chest while speaking with a prideful tone.
When the men from the Myriad Sword Sect arrived, the huge sword carrying them immediately transformed into an ordinary longsword. The leading man grabbed the longsword and stored it away. The old man had an imposing appearance, and he was also a Combat Soul warrior.
Not long after the Myriad Sword Sect arrived, a few more powerful auras could be sensed from the distance. Another group of men were flying toward the Blissful Island, they all stood on top of a shield. These men had the same arrogant and prideful expressions as the previous men, causing them to look no inferior to the Myriad Sword Sect.
“They are from the Shangguan Clan, the Shangguan Clan is here as well!”
“This year’s trade fair is indeed a magnificent and unprecedented event! Even super powers like the Myriad Sword Sect and Shangguan Clan were attracted!”
Many people started sighing. A scene like this was indeed a rare one.