Chapter 316 – Endless Killing
Shangguan Hui who was about to step onto the path suddenly turned around and threw a fierce glance at the man who just spoke, “Why can’t I step onto this path?”
“Sect Elder Shangguan, these paths have a weird rule; only under 30 can step onto it safely. As for those over 30, they will be instantly killed.”
The man said.
Old Whiteghost and Shangguan Hui shouted at the same time. They both had similar shocked expressions on their faces.
“What he said is correct, anyone over 30 will die the second they step onto that path. Many people died before you got here. If it wasn’t like this, why would we still be standing here?”
Old Man Ling Shan added.
“Third Grandpa, we never thought the Island Of ice had such a selective process. What should we do now?”
A genius from the Shangguan Clan looked at Shangguan Hui and asked.
“Looks like this Island of Ice is only for the younger generations. Fine, since I can’t proceed further, Yilong, Yilei, both of you bring the rest of the men and proceed further. Find that Jiang Chen and kill him!”
Shangguan Hui turned toward two young men with imposing appearances. Both of them were very strong, they were at the Combat Soul realm, although only the early stage. But, such a mighty cultivation at such a young age, it really told everyone how extraordinary these two young men were. They were both peerless geniuses amongst the younger generation.
“Rest assured, Third Grandpa! Once I reach the inner parts of this Island of Ice, even if that Jiang Chen has three heads and six arms, I’ll crush him like an ant! I’m going to humiliate him with whatever methods I have, and only after having done so will I kill him! I will let him know the consequences of offending the Shangguan Clan!”
Shangguan Yilong said in a cruel manner. As one of the best warriors from the Shangguan Clan’s younger generation, he was a man full of pride, that’s why he didn’t take Jiang Chen seriously. He knew Jiang Chen was only a Divine Core warrior, and that meant he was just a tiny little ant in front of him. Once he found Jiang Chen, he would be able to kill him with just a finger.
Although Jiang Chen had killed many Combat Soul warriors, that was all because of the desert’s restriction. Under normal circumstances, there was no way a Divine Core warrior could beat a Combat Soul warrior.
“Humph! Jiang Chen’s life belongs to me! Shangguan Yilong, Shangguan Yilei, the two of you better not get in my war! I’ll make Jiang Chen lick my boot, humiliate him before sending him to hell!”
Ling Du from the Myriad Sword Sect coldly harrumphed. He was constantly waving the folding fan in his hand, and his arrogant attitude seemed to have no border.
“Ling Du, you better not be so arrogant! Let’s see who has the ability to kill that Jiang Chen! Furthermore, since we are all here inside the Island of Ice, all of you from the Myriad Sword Sect better not provoke me! If you do, I will end your trip right here!”
Shangguan Yilong was even more arrogant. After saying those words, he turned around and led dozens of warriors from the Shangguan Clan toward one of the paths in front of them.
“Hmph! What shameless boasting; you simply have no idea how weak you are!”
Ling Du slapped his palm with the folding fan. If not for him needing to proceed further, he would have challenged Shangguan Yilong right away.
“Jiang Chen has to be killed, but those from the Shangguan Clan are too arrogant! If we bump into them, we have to teach them a lesson!”
Another young disciple from the Myriad Sword Sect said. His name was Xu Shuang, and he was a genius who had broken through to the Combat Soul realm not long before coming here. That’s why he was so arrogant.
“Let’s move, we have to go now.”
In the blink of an eye, all the men from the Myriad Sword Sect and Shangguan Clan had entered separate paths. Old Whiteghost and Shangguan Hui in front of the forked road with bored expressions. Although they were both Mid Combat Soul warriors, they were too old. They didn’t have great potential, so it was really difficult for them to break through to a high stage and realm. Initially, they planned to find some opportunity in this Island of Ice, but now, they didn’t even have the right to enter. The sudden transformation in their mood was exactly like that of all the other old warriors on the spot.
“The youngsters from the Shangguan Clan and Myriad Sword Sect are really arrogant, I really hate seeing their arrogant expressions.”
“Shh, quiet! They are two fierce tigers, do you want to get yourself killed? Furthermore, they have the capabilities to be so arrogant! Just take a look at that Ling Du and Shangguan Yilong, they’ve broken through to the Combat Soul realm at such a young age. We just can’t compare with them!”
On the fourth path, Jiang Chen shattered a sneaky stone golem with a powerful punch. Along their journey, Jiang Chen had lost count of how many stone golems he had killed.
As they progressed further, Nangong Wentian and Han Yan’s expressions were gradually getting heavier and heavier, because the further they travelled, the more stone golems appeared. Sometimes, multiple stone golems would appear at the same time, and it was almost impossible for them to effectively defend against that.
But luckily, those stone golems weren’t really strong. As long as the group wasn’t caught by surprise, with their abilities, there was nothing they really needed to worry about.
And, being constantly sneak attacked like this, both Han Yan and Nangong Wentian’s senses improved significantly.
Right now, they just found another dead body in front of them. The warrior’s head had exploded, and the blood on the ground had dried up.
“Sigh… This is the sixth dead body we’ve encountered. This man had some amazing abilities, as he made it this far.”
Han Yan sighed.
“If my memory serves me correct, only six men stepped onto this path. That means that those who entered before us have all been killed.”
Nangong Wentian had mixed emotions about this. This was indeed a miserable scene, and compare to those stone golems, these six men were all human. But, they died before reaching the inner parts of the Island of Ice. This made the group pity them.
“Fuck, this path is really bizarre, when are we going to reach the end of it?”
Han Yan cursed.
“Let’s just keep walking.”
Jiang Chen continued walking forwards with vigorous step. But, the following situation made them even more shocked, because the stone golems that continuously attacked them didn’t appear once more. The path had suddenly become extremely quiet.
After walking for half a day in such a quiet environment, the path had finally come to an end. The white fog hovering around them had also disappeared.
“Little Chen, we’ve come to the end of the path!”
Han Yan felt really excited.
“There is a mountain range in front of us!”
Nangong Wentian started laughing in joy. The group continued moving forward with great speed. In the blink of an eye, they left the path and arrived at the mountain range.
“Be careful, there’s something different about this mountain range.”
Jiang Chen once again warned everyone.
Nangong Wentian and Han Yan threw examining looks around. After that, they both furrowed their brows.
“This mountain range covers 50 kilometers in all directions, but there isn’t a single plant here. Furthermore, this mountain range has the exact same color as those stone golems we’ve fought so many times.”
Upon noticing this, Han Yan’s expression suddenly became ugly.
Right after Han Yan finished speaking, thousands of stone golems suddenly appeared within the mountain range. None of the stone golems made a single noise upon appearing, and they instantly started sprinting toward Jiang Chen and group.
“So many stone golems!”
Nangong Wentian was greatly alarmed.
“These stone golems aren’t that strong, let’s just fly above them.”
Jiang Chen leapt into the skies after saying that. But, at the same time, the stone golems also flew up into the sky, blocking Jiang Chen’s path.
Jiang Chen immediately threw a punch forwards. This was a powerful punch that could shake mountains, and it carried a scorching hot energy. With just this punch, dozens of stone golems shattered. After that, Jiang Chen continued flying forwards.
Han Yan and Nangong Wentian dared not hesitate. They immediately followed Jiang Chen, and they repeatedly unleashed attacks, killing the stone golems.
“This place can produce a near infinite amount of stone golems. Luckily, this mountain range isn’t too big, so if we’re fast enough, we will be able to cause a gap to appear between us and them, then we’ll be able to get out of here.”
Big Yellow’s might was invincible amongst the stone golems. Using his majestic body, he constantly rammed in all directions, crushing all stone golems that got in his way.
The group slaughtered their way through. But, none of them every noticed, a mountain right in the middle of the mountain range was blinking brightly. Every time it blinked, more stone golems would appear within the mountain range. In just a very short amount of time, Jiang Chen and the group had been surrounded by stone golems in all directions.
But luckily, these stone golems didn’t have any Yuan energy, and they were only attacking with body strength. Their attacks were similar to that of attacks from Early Divine Core warriors, and that just couldn’t harm Jiang Chen and the group at all. But, regardless of that, they had to find a way out.
“Humph! Trying to stop me with these lifeless beings? All of you, shatter now!”
Jiang Chen coldly harrumphed. He waved his hand and unleashed the True Dragon Flames. The scorching hot flames could burn down anything, and when these stone golems were hit by the flames, they immediately melted down like butter.
The flame was a hundred meters long, and it looked exactly like a flaming dragon. It rammed forwards and burned down any and all stone golems that got in its way. No matter how many stone golems appeared in front of it, it would just melt them all down.
Jiang Chen loudly shouted. The group followed the flaming dragon’s trail. With its help, they were able to move forwards without any resistance. Anything that got in the flaming dragon’s way would instantly be melted down.
“Haha, what an amazing dragon flame, it’s making way for us! Now we don’t have to fear all those stone golems! This mountain range only covers about 50 kilometers in all directions, we’ll quickly be able to leave this place!”
Nangong Wentian let out a belly laugh
But, his excitement didn’t last for long. Once again, something strange was happening. Jiang Chen’s dragon flame had been flying in front of them for more than ten minutes!
Ten minutes! With their speed, even if they faced constant resistance, they should be able to travel more than 500 kilometers, let alone 50! But, not only had the amount of stone golems not reduced, there seemed to be more and more with each passing moment.
“What happened? It seems like there are more stone golems around us! Looks like we haven’t flown out from this area yet.”
Nangong Wentian furrowed his brows.
“Damn it! Guys, look at that mountain peak! When we started flying, that mountain peak was right in front of us, but now it’s still at the same spot! It looks we are still at the same spot after flying for so long.”
Big Yellow finally discovered that. A gloomy feeling instantly emerged within.
“Indeed! This mountain range is really bizarre, as if it can move by itself.”
Han Yan also found out what happened. They should have left the mountain range by now, but judging from the current situation, it looked like they hadn’t even moved at all.
“Damn it, what an odd place! We’re unable to kill all those stone golems, and if we can’t leave, sooner or later we’ll die from exhaustion!”
Nangong Wentian killed a couple of stone golems with his Ten Thousand Everlasting Elephants Punch, but it literally did nothing. More stone golems jumped into battle. If this went on, they wouldn’t even have time to rest, and if they couldn’t leave this place as soon as possible, they would die from exhaustion.
“There must be a reason for this. You guys just keep killing these stone golems, let me examine the landscape around here.”
Jiang Chen retracted the True Dragon Flame and started circulating the Great Soul Derivation Skill, then he examined the mountain range’s landscape. On the other side, Han Yan, Nangong Wentian, and Big Yellow surrounded Jiang Chen as they killed all incoming stone golems.