Chapter 322 – Killing Shangguan Yilei
Pieces of herbs were circulating around Jiang Chen, and his entire body was glowing brightly. Right now, he himself was an incredible treasure! If someone had to ability to catch Jiang Chen, that person could use Jiang Chen’s body to concoct some precious pills.
Back in Fragrant Sky City, even a guard from the Jiang family was hungry for the medicinal strength in Jiang Chen’s body, and wanted to drink his blood. Comparing the Jiang Chen back then and now, it was a huge difference that couldn’t even be compared.
There was nothing back in the Jiang family, those pills Jiang Zhenhai (His father) had given Jiang Chen were the lowest-grade pills. Any herb in this sky garden was hundreds of times more precious than anything the Jiang family had to offer.
Buzzing could be heard from the surface of Jiang Chen’s body. At the same time, thunderous roars exploded forth within his body. New Dragon Marks were endless forming and circulating around the Divine Core. However, this explosive momentum was purposely being restrained by Jiang Chen.
“Haha, Jiang Chen, just give up your stubborn and useless resistance, you are not my match at all! Now, I’m going to humiliate you before kill you, I’ll chop both your arms and legs off, make you kneel down before me and lick my toes!”
Shangguan Yilei continuously attacked and knocked Jiang Chen back. Although his face looked pale, he was incredibly joyful at this moment.
Jiang Chen replied with a grin. Right now, he had gained another 500 Dragon Marks, and had a total of 2,700 Dragon Marks in his body. Once he formed another 500 Dragon Marks, he would be able to break through to the Late Divine Core realm.
Even with these newly formed 500 Dragon Marks, Jiang Chen already had the ability to defeat Shangguan Yilei. However, his body wasn’t sated yet, there was still room for him to grow further, and he wouldn’t let go of this rare opportunity.
“Big Yellow, I need more herbs!”
Jiang Chen once again shouted toward Big Yellow. Not only had he depleted all the herbs he obtained in the sky garden, he had also used up all the herbs he had found in the storage rings of those Combat Soul warriors he killed. Anything he could absorb, including demon souls were all in his body right now.
“My grandpa, this guy is just a bottomless hole!”
Big Yellow felt like he was going to vomit blood. But, he didn’t dared hesitate. With a step, he arrived in front of an old herb. He spat out a few mystical symbols and broke the defense mechanism, then he grabbed the herb and threw it at Jiang Chen.
Nangong Wentian and Han Yan were doing the same at the same time.
“Ignorant, they are just wasting their time doing something useless. What a waste of herbs.”
A disciple from the Shangguan Clan said with a hideous grin on his face. All three Shangguan Clan Divine Core disciples wore the same victorious expressions on their faces, but when they saw Big Yellow and the others starting to harvest herbs, an ill feeling immediately emerged in their minds. But, since they had already witnessed the opponents’ abilities, none of them dared stop them. The dead body of their Sister Ling lay on the ground, warning them.
The shockwaves from the battle were extremely powerful. Shangguan Yilei began feeling frustrated after fighting for so long, and the killing intent in his body was getting stronger and stronger.
“Brother Lei, don’t play with him anymore, just kill him now!”
A disciple from the Shangguan Clan shouted from underneath.
Just as his words left his mouth, three figures suddenly appeared right in front of him. Each figure stood in front of a Shangguan Clan disciple. These three figures were none other than Big Yellow, Han Yan, and Nangong Wentian.
“Why don’t you guys go to hell first?”
Han Yan said with a grin.
“You, how dare you!”
The expressions of these three disciples instantly changed, and they immediately drew out their combat weapons. The trio in front of them was not easy to deal with, and with their abilities, none of these three disciples were a match for anyone in the trio.
To dare or not to dare attack them was not something these three disciples could decide. With their actions, Han Yan and the other two were telling them one thing: in their minds, the Shangguan Clan was nothing but a fart.
Three miserable shrieks resounded at the same time. Three Divine Core geniuses from the Shangguan Clan were instantly killed by Han Yan and group, and their bodies made a pool of blood appear on the ground. They were killed in a manner much worse than their Sister Ling.
What happened underneath couldn’t escape from Shangguan Yilei. In an instant, he was enraged, and furiously roared out with his head pointed towards the skies.
“I’m going to tear you all apart!”
Shangguan Yilei was furious! No one had ever done anything like this to the Shangguan Clan! He was getting ready to descend from the sky. A razor sharp longsword appeared in his hand; he wanted to kill those three ‘despicable guys’ before he killed Jiang Chen.
Although he was fast, there was someone even faster than him. In the blink of an eye, Jiang Chen blocked his path. With a mocking smile, Jiang Chen then said, “Your opponent is me.”
“Alright, Jiang Chen, I’ll kill you before killing those three ants! Take my sword!”
Shangguan Yilei furiously roared out. He immediately swung the longsword in his hand toward Jiang Chen. With incredibly speed, the razor sharp longsword that was as thin as silk arrived close to Jiang Chen.
Shangguan Yilei was furious. Just as the crowds thought Jiang Chen was going to get killed, or at least severely wounded, a sudden change suddenly happened.
With a loud booming sound, the massive amounts of energy he had gotten from absorbing the incredible amounts of herbs exploded forth from Jiang Chen’s body. The formidable energy swept across the battlefield repeatedly like several gigantic ocean waves, wave after waves, each higher than the previous one.
A dull, reverberating dragon’s roar sounded out from within Jiang Chen’s body. Outside his body, countless blood red Dragon Marks began appearing, and they swirled around his body as if they were real dragons, causing him to look amazingly mighty.
The surrounding atmosphere was vibrating violently. Jiang Chen took out a golden spear from his storage ring and thrust it toward Shangguan Yilei with incredible force.
The spear collided with the longsword, producing a huge amount of sparks that shot out in all directions. This time, the result of the collision was completely different from before. Jiang Chen, who was previously weaker than Shangguan Yilei, had suddenly transformed into a mighty war god. With this strike alone, he knocked Shangguan Yilei back at least 330 meters.
Having suffered from this tremendous force, Shangguan Yilei instantly threw up some blood, and his face turned extremely pale. He could even feel his soul shaking from the impact. With a terrified expression, he shook his head several times, turned to Jiang Chen and said, “Impossible! This is impossible!”
Shangguan Yilei couldn’t believe what had just happened. How could a man suddenly become so strong? This defied his common sense! Jiang Chen couldn’t even fight back moments ago, but in just such a short amount of time, the tables had completely turned!
“Heavens, what did I just see? How could Jiang Chen suddenly become so strong?”
“He started fighting back, it must be because of those herbs! I’m sure Jiang Chen has the ability to completely absorb those herbs and turn the medicinal strength into his own energy! That’s the only reason why his cultivation could have gone up so much in such a short amount of time.”
“Shangguan Yilei was fooled by Jiang Chen! Jiang Chen has been suppressing his aura all this time. If Shangguan Yilei used his most powerful attack, or even the Perfect-Ranked Combat Weapon, he might have killed Jiang Chen by now. But, too bad, he was too overconfident when thinking he was bullying Jiang Chen, but in fact, he gave Jiang Chen time to increase his cultivation. Now, he’s in trouble, and it will be really difficult for him to kill Jiang Chen.”
The crowds were shocked upon seeing what was happening. No one really expected to see this. A man had suddenly become much stronger, and it was indeed the first time they had ever witnessed anything like this.
“Shangguan Yilei, the impossible has yet to come. I’m sure you think it’ll be impossible for you to die.”
Jiang Chen said with a grin on his face. He was extremely powerful right now, but he wasn’t at peak condition. Even if he attacked with full strength, Shangguan Yilei still had the chance to escape from here.
But, Jiang Chen would never give him that opportunity.
With a flip of his palm, another herb appeared in Jiang Chen’s hand, the Bloody Fleeceflower Root given to him by Xuan Ye. It was given to him with the intention of healing Yan Chenyu’s injuries, but Jiang Chen needed it right now.
Not only the Bloody Fleeceflower Root, Jiang Chen also took out the Heavenly Snow Grass and the Thousand Year Old Dragon Ginseng, then he absorbed them all together. These were the herbs given to him by Wu Jiu. They had grown for many years, and they all provided him incredible medicinal strength.
At the same time, Big Yellow harvested some more high-grade herbs from the sky garden and threw them all at Jiang Chen.
After absorbing all these herbs, cracking sounds immediately sounded out from within Jiang Chen’s body. His energy started rising, seemingly with no end. New Dragon Marks started forming, and soon after, Jiang Chen had a total of 3,100 Dragon Marks in his body!
Right now, the bottomless hole in Jiang Chen’s body had finally been sated. With 3,100 Dragon Marks, Jiang Chen was now a Peak Mid Divine Core warrior, and there was only one last step before he could break through to the next stage. He only needed 100 more Dragon Marks to break through!
It was a shame the current rare opportunity didn’t make Jiang Chen break through to the next stage. Regardless of that, Jiang Chen was really satisfied with his current condition. Although he had such a great surge in his cultivation, his foundation wasn’t affect at all! Furthermore, all the medicinal strength was still stockpiled within his body, and once he had time to absorb those, his foundation would become even stronger. At that time, breaking through to the Late Divine Core realm would be a piece of cake.
What really made Jiang Chen feel depressed was that the energy required for him to break through was too much! It was so much that even Jiang Chen felt speechless! After absorbing so many herbs, he was still in the same Divine Core stage!
This gave Jiang Chen a small desire to curse at someone. He was only in the Divine Core realm right now, and the energy required was so huge! One day, when he broke through to the Combat Soul realm, Combat King realm, Combat Emperor realm, or even the Saint realm… who knew how much energy he would require then?
The Dragon Transformation skill was a really terrifying skill, and it caused Jiang Chen’s head to become numb whenever he thought about it. Of course, now was not the right time to worry about that. With his current strength, killing Shangguan Yilei was just a piece of cake.
“Shangguan Yilei, face your death!”
Jiang Chen took a step forward and arrived in front of Shangguan Yilei. Without hesitating, he thrust the spear in his hand forward with incredible strength.
“I will not die here! There is no way a Divine Core warrior can defeat a Combat Soul warrior!”
Shangguan Yilei shouted out. The longsword in his hand started glowing brightly. Right now, Shangguan Yilei was finally using all his combat strength, and he was injecting all his energy into the longsword in his hand.
The spear and the longsword collided! The great collision knocked Shangguan Yilei’s longsword out of his hand, and at the same time, the spear continued thrusting forwards like a poisonous snake.
The spear impaled Shangguan Yilei’s chest. The spear unleashed some razor-sharp energy which destroyed every single organ in his body.
One strike! Shangguan Yilei had died without any ability to resist!
Shangguan Yilei’s dead body was hanging on the spear, and his blood dripped down. Watching this scene, the people in the crowds all held their breath, and none dared speak a single word.