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Chapter 312 – Fork in the Road, Nine Paths
Jian Province, Eastern Continent!
Above a mountain range, white fog could be seen hovering everywhere, causing it to somewhat resemble a paradise. On top of the mountain range, palaces and houses could be seen everywhere, and the natural Yuan energy here was extremely rich. If an ordinary warriors was allowed to cultivate here, his cultivation would definitely improve significantly.
Hers lies the heart of the Jian Province, a dream destination for numerous warriors, the base of a superpower; the Myriad Sword Sect!
Right at this moment, outside the Myriad Sword Sect, a couple of warriors carrying longswords on their backs came into sight.
“The Island of Ice has reappeared after a hundred years; this is our fortune. This time, I, the Sect Elder will bring you all to the island. As for how many benefits you can get; it all depends on yourself.”
The one standing in front of these warriors was an old white-bearded man with an incredibly strong cultivation base which was no weaker than that of Master Blissful. Amongst the group of warriors standing in front of him, aside from the two Combat Soul Sect Elders from the Myriad Sword Sect, the rest were all genius disciples. A man with a handsome face stood at the front, and he held a folding fan in his hand, and looked like he was in his twenties. His aura, however, was extremely powerful; he was actually a Combat Soul warrior! A genius like this was incredibly rare in the entire Eastern Continent.
Soon after, the old white-bearded man took out a huge sword. In an instant, the sword expanded and became so big that the entire group of more than ten warriors could stand on top of it. After all the men stepped onto the sword, it immediately started flying at an incredible speed; towards the ocean.
When a Mid Combat Soul warrior controlled the sword, it would only take 2-3 days to reach the ocean from the Jian Province.
At the same time, a similar scene played out in the Shangguan Clan’s base. When they found out about the reappearance of the Island of Ice, the Shangguan Clan immediately sent out their Sect Elders and some geniuses to try their luck.
Even the Martial Palace and Martial Saint Dynasty sent their men. The storm brought by the appearance of the Island of Ice was tremendous! No superpowers were willing to let go of this rare opportunity! And they weren’t the only ones, all the superpowers, as well as rogue warriors started rushing toward the Island of Ice upon hearing the news.
At the moment, the ocean had become very crowded. Numerous powerful warriors were rushing towards the center of the ocean, and many warriors who lived closer to the ocean had already arrived.
The Island of Ice had attracted countless warriors, especially those geniuses from the younger generation. Because of their capabilities and genius status, they were all incredibly prideful, and all of them possessed great destinies. Therefore, they wanted to enter the Island of Ice with their destinies, and try to obtain an even greater destiny. Nonetheless, they might be the next rising star! Every single warrior could still remember, the Martial Saint Dynasty’s current emperor had improved significantly upon returning from the Island of Ice, and he eventually became a Combat King warrior.
Right at this moment, within Island of Ice!
The desert covered a very large area. Jiang Chen and his group were the fastest amongst the warriors present, so they were in the leading position right now.
“Wahaha, what a pleasant day! Not only did we kill all those old sons of bitches, we also obtain an enormous amount of wealth!”
Big Yellow let out a belly laughter. He was in an extremely joyful mood.
“Little Chen, I never thought you were such a brutal guy, it looks like I truly underestimated you! But, what surprised me even more was, I never thought such a brilliant genius would exist in the Eastern Continent!”
Nangong Wentian said as he sighed.
“Little Chen has always behaved brutally in front of his enemies. You got to know this, all of them are our enemies, and if our positions were reversed, and we were the ones captured by them; I don’t think our destinies would be any better than theirs.”
Han Yan casually shrugged his shoulders with a carefree expression on his face. This was how the world of cultivation worked; the strong prey on the weak! And when the enemies are so determined to kill you, if you treated them with mercy; that would be no different than digging a hole for yourself!
“Brother Nan, just now you said you didn’t think such a brilliant genius would exist in the Eastern Continent… You aren’t from the Eastern Continent?”
Jiang Chen was a little startled. He turned and asked Nangong Wentian.
“That’s right. Little Chen, Brother Yan, although we haven’t known each other for long, I do feel we’re quite similar. Furthermore, Little Chen has saved my life, so I don’t want to hide anything from you. I actually come from the Southern Continent, and I was travelling around in order to see the world, but it seems like I went too far and reached the Eastern Continent. Damn it! I was pretty unlucky back then! Just after I arrived at the Eastern Continent, I bumped into a savage beast that can devour souls. Although daddy killed it by tearing it to pieces, I was still poisoned by it. The poison was constantly devouring my soul every single day, and I tried countless things to get rid of it, but I just couldn’t. In the end, I had no other options but to come to the Blissful Manor in search of pills that could heal my soul. Of course, those ordinary soul pills are useless to me, there’s no way they could get rid of the savage poison. But, Little Chen, you’re really amazing! The Nine Soul Restoration Pills you concocted finally made me fully recover!”
Nangong Wentian explained.
Jiang Chen and Han Yan couldn’t help but sigh. They didn’t expect this guy to come from the Southern Continent! After listening to Nangong Wentian’s explanation, Jiang Chen and Han Yan finally understood why he wanted to use the Nine Solar Holy Water in exchange for the Nine Soul Restoration Pills; it was all because he was poisoned!
The Soul Devouring Barbaric Beasts were frightening demon beasts! They lived in dark places, and were born with incredible stealth and sneak attack abilities. Their population was quiet low, but all of them possessed incredible offensive abilities, and their attacks were mostly targeted at souls. By devouring souls, they could make themselves stronger. If any ordinary warrior was attacked by a Soul Devouring Beast, the consequences would be devastating!
To be frank, Nangong Wentian meeting Jiang Chen was all because of his good luck.
“Damn! The distance between the Southern Continent and Eastern Continent is not small! With your speed, you should have spent quite a lot of time traveling here, right?”
Big Yellow looked at Nangong Wentian and asked.
“I like adventures, it took me a bit more than one year to reach the Eastern Continent, from the Southern Continent. It wasn’t a boring journey, and I went through a lot. Once we have some free time, I’ll tell you about what I saw along the way! Also, let me tell you, when I left the Southern Continent, I was only an Early Divine Core warrior, but now, I’m a peak Divine Core warrior, and I’ll soon be able to break through to the Combat Soul realm, hehe!”
Nangong Wentian said in a narcissistic manner.
Han Yan threw his glance at Nangong Wentian, unsure of what to say.
“With Brother Nan’s talent, that is perfectly normal.”
Jiang Chen said as he nodded his head. From the Southern Continent to the Eastern Continent, it was indeed a huge distance, as it involved two huge continents. It wasn’t difficult to imagine how many dangers Nangong Wentian had to face along his way. But, only by constantly facing challenges and risks while solving them would a warrior be able to grow quickly. Furthermore, Nangong Wentian’s talent was no less than that of anyone else. After constantly experiencing different situations for over a year, it was perfectly normal for him to have such progress.
“Brother Nan, where did you get so much Nine Solar Holy Water?”
Han Yan asked.
“So much my ass! Daddy only had 8 drops of Nine Solar Holy Water! I consumed one drop some time ago, three drops in exchange for the Nine Soul Restoration Pills, and another tree drops as a reward for Master Blissful… I only have one last drop now…”
Nangong Wentian said in a gloomy manner.
Nangong Wentian didn’t tell them where he got the Nine Solar Holy Water, so Jiang Chen and Han Yan didn’t pursue him for an answer. They didn’t ask about Nangong Wentian’s background in the Southern Continent either. For them, having a brother and a friend like this was more than enough. If he wanted, he would have told them. If not, it was pointless to push him for answers.
The group continued running forwards, and even with their speed, when they finally left the desert, two hours had passed.
The concept of day and night didn’t exist within the Island of Ice, and there was no sun and moon either. The entire island looked quiet and calm, and it wasn’t dangerous and brutal like the Inferno Hell was either. The environment was ordinary, the light was ordinary; everything seemed kind of… dull.
“Wahaha, my cultivation has finally been restored! It was true, once we left the desert, the mysterious force would disappear by itself!”
“My cultivation has been restored as well! The feeling of having my cultivation base is so nice! The restriction made it hard for me to breathe just now!”
“So we can now be considered to have entered the real parts of the Island of Ice! What awaits us now are endless amounts of treasures!”
After leaving the desert, the crowds started excitedly yelling. Just as everyone had expected, the ancient and mysterious force only existed in the desert. Once they left the place, it would completely disappear, and their cultivations would be restored to normal.
After leaving the desert, a plain field appeared in front of them. It looked just like any other plain field, and there were no treasures in front of them now either.
“Let’s try flying towards the ends of this plain field, I’m sure we’ll find some treasures there!”
Right at this moment, many people threw their glances at Jiang Chen who was flying in front of them. Before entering the Island of Ice, Jiang Chen was surrounded by enemies, and were in multiple certain death situations. But, Jiang Chen had personally killed all his enemies back in the desert. Therefore, he had no more worries about being attacked by his enemies.
As for the rest of the Combat Soul warriors, none of them had any problems with Jiang Chen. If they did, they would have attacked him previously. And as for those Divine Core warriors who previously desired to kill Jiang Chen, they didn’t dare try that anymore. Their cultivations had indeed been restored, but, so had Jiang Chen’s!
The more than ten thousand warriors were scattered around in different locations, and all of them were rushing toward the end of this plain field at the same time. But, this time, they were all flying; no more walking!
A few minutes, the crowds reached the end of the plain field. A white fog suddenly emerged in front of them, and when they came closer to the fog, they discovered there were nine paths in front of them! Each path had appeared out of nowhere, and they looked illusionary, and none of them seemed to be real.
“How come there are so many paths? How are we going to choose which to take?”
“We must be extra careful! Although this Island of Ice is a huge treasure, I’m sure it’s also filled with great dangers. Some paths must lead to real treasures, and some must lead to great dangers.”
“Precisely. Let’s wait and see. It’s best not to be too impulsive. If we enter some dangerous situation, our lives would be thrown away in vain.”
The crowds immediately stopped flying. Everyone stared at the fork in the road, the nine paths in front of them! They had no idea which path they should choose. The mysterious force that had suppressed their cultivations in the desert had told them one thing; this Island of Ice was an extraordinary place, and as always, risk and opportunity came together! When there was a great opportunity, great danger would usually lurk nearby. No one wanted to risk their lives for nothing. Therefore, they had to be really careful when picking which path they should take.
White fog hovered around all nine paths. Everything seemed quiet and calm, but the crowds felt an eerie feeling as they looked at the nine paths and the white fog.