Chapter 335 – Humiliating the Prince
The crowd once again threw their glance onto Jiang Chen. Even those disciples from the Myriad Sword Sect and Shangguan Clan who were gnashing their teeth in anger had stopped talking, they knew this wasn’t the right time to fight with Jiang Chen. He had three bronze plates with him, and including the one Han Yan had, the group had a total of four bronze plates, nearly half of all nine bronze plates.
Four bronze plates were more than enough to give Jiang Chen the right to speak.
“What conditions do you have?”
Wu Cong asked. From his voice, it wasn’t hard to understand how angry he was.
“My condition is simple. Once the stone door is opened up, me and my brothers will be the first ones to enter, after that comes the others. You and those from the Shangguan Clan and Myriad Sword Sect will be last, especially you; I want you to bet the last person to enter the pagoda. This is my condition, very simple, right?”
With a smile on his face, Jiang Chen gave out his condition.
“What did you just say?!”
Wu Cong instantly became enraged and shouted out. He was a prince of the Martial Saint Dynasty, a mighty Mid Combat Soul warrior! None had ever dared walk before him, but this guy asked him to be the last person to enter the ancient pagoda! Not only this, he had to wait until all the Divine Core warriors entered the pagoda, only then could enter. This was simply a big insult!
“The fuck? Jiang Chen is clearly going against Wu Cong, his condition is really cruel! I think it’s just to piss off the prince, and all those men from the Shangguan Clan and Myriad Sword Sect.”
“Precisely! Jiang Chen clearly knows there is no way he can stop all these people from entering the ancient pagoda once the stone door opens, that’s the reason why he made this condition. With Wu Cong and all those geniuses from the Shangguan Clan and Myriad Sword Sect’s statuses, asking them to be the last ones to enter the pagoda is just a straight up insult to them.”
“Haha, this Jiang Chen is such a vengeful man, no one can afford to offend him! What he really wants is just to vent his anger. He’s a really daring man, looking down on the prince like that. It would be really difficult to find another person who is similar to him. Just wonder, will Wu Cong and those geniuses from the Shangguan Clan and Myriad Sword Sect agree to Jiang Chen’s condition?”
“On what grounds can they disagree with his condition? Jiang Chen has four bronze plates with him, almost half of all the required bronze plates; that gives him the right to name his condition! Haha, daddy now has a chance to walk in front of a prince, this really excites me!”
The small condition immediately stirred the crowd. Although it seemed small, when it came to Wu Cong, the whole situation was completely different.
In fact, once the stone door was opened, there was no difference between who enters first or second. If there really were treasures hidden within the ancient pagoda, no one could take them all at once. But for Wu Cong, the Shangguan Clan, and the Myriad Sword Sect, Jiang Chen’s purpose wasn’t as simple as it seemed. They were all highly-revered men who were used to being respected no matter where they went, but now, they were asked to be the last ones to enter the ancient pagoda; it was no different than directly insulting them!
The Shangguan Clan and Myriad Sword Sect were behaving much better than previously. There was after all a prince standing behind them. On the other side, Wu Cong was extremely furious! He was clenching his teeth so tightly that even cracking sounds could be heard. He almost leapt onto Jiang Chen with the intention of tearing him to pieces.
“Wakaka, Little Chen, you’re really cruel! But, I like this condition!”
Big Yellow burst into laughter. He didn’t even try to hide his cheerful mood, as he never had a good impression of this prideful prince. This prince was also trying to kill him just moments ago.
“Jiang Chen, how dare you insult me?! Who gave you the audacity to do that?!”
Wu Cong’s energy violently shook for a moment, and he was filled with extreme killing intent.
“Get rid of that look of superiority; what’s wrong with insulting you? Let me tell you, who has the most bronze plates? The one who does will have the right to name his condition! Daddy has four bronze plates right here, and each of us will use one; my condition is that simple. If you guys agree, I’ll place these bronze plates onto the stone door and open it up, but if you guys don’t agree, me and my brothers will leave this place with the bronze plates and find an exit somewhere else. Once we find it, we will leave the Island of Ice. Daddy has found an incredible amount of treasures so far, so I don’t really care about those treasures hidden within the ancient pagoda.”
Jiang Chen was immensely pleased with himself as he spoke.
“Jiang Chen, do you really believe you guys can run away from us? Don’t be so naïve!”
Ling Du pointed at Jiang Chen with the folding fan in his hand.
“Hmph! I will prove you my words. Worst case scenario, all of us die here together. But let me tell you, it’s not certain who will be the first to die!”
Jiang Chen’s energy shook violently as well. A blood red dragon emerged from the top of his head, then his Blood and Qi became much stronger. He was like an ancient barbaric beast brimming with explosive energy!
Everyone could tell that Jiang Chen wasn’t joking, especially those who had witnessed his approaches. They knew how brutal Jiang Chen could be, and he also had a formidable cultivation which allowed him to kill Shangguan Yilei and defeat Shangguan Yilong with just a single strike. If the situation really entered a worst-case scenario, none of them would be able to enter the ancient pagoda, and the Shangguan Clan and Myriad Sword Sect would both suffer losses as well.
“I think the condition is acceptable. None of you are going to suffer any losses, it is merely who enters first and who enters last. You guys should just agree to it and stop wasting time. The most important thing right now is to enter the ancient pagoda as soon as possible.”
Wu Lang said with a faint smile on his face. At the same time, he gazed at Wu Cong and found his face to be extremely red. This brought him a lot of joy, because this was the first time he had seen Wu Cong take a blow to his face. Wu Lang couldn’t help but secretly give Jiang Chen a thumbs up.
“Wu Lang, you are a prince of the Martial Saint Dynasty as well, why are you helping some outsiders?”
Wu Cong shouted toward Wu Lang.
“You don’t have the rights to tell me what to do. I, Wu Lang will help anyone I want to. You can also choose not to agree with Jiang Chen’s condition.”
Wu Lang had never given Wu Cong any face, as they were enemies.
“Prince, why don’t we just agree to the condition first? We can kill them once we’re inside the ancient pagoda.”
Yang Yun said to Wu Cong through his Divine Sense.
Wu Cong threw a snake-like glare toward Jiang Chen. It almost seemed like fire was going to burst out from his eyes. After a short moment of thought, he said, “No one has ever insulted me before, you’re the first! Therefore, I swear I’ll make you die in the most miserable way possible! Once we’re all inside the ancient pagoda… that will be the time of your death!”
“There are many people out there who wants to kill me, but I’m still alive and kicking, right in front of you. Since you’ve agreed to my condition, move aside. Remember, you’ll be the last one who enters the ancient pagoda, and if you enter before anyone else, you are a turtle’s egg.” 
Jiang Chen squinted his eyes as he spoke. If this prince really wanted to kill him no matter what, Jiang Chen couldn’t mind killing him once inside the pagoda. If not for the fact that he was currently weaker than Wu Cong, he would have already struck him by now, and wouldn’t waste his breath on him.
As for the Ice Demon King, that was the biggest secret weapon Jiang Chen had right now, and he wouldn’t use it unless the situation absolutely called for it.
Wu Cong’s expression became even uglier because the bastard in front of him just wouldn’t stop insulting him! He was a proud prince of the Martial Saint Dynasty, but this guy just compared him to a turtle’s egg! This was ridiculous! Wu Cong made up his mind, he would definitely tear Jiang Chen into pieces once they were inside the ancient pagoda; he would never allow Jiang Chen to escape from the Island of Ice.
Jiang Chen walked past Wu Cong without even looking at him, then he continued walking toward the stone door. At the same time, Han Yan, Nangong Wentian, and Big Yellow followed behind. When they walked past Wu Cong, Big Yellow did not forget to add salt to injury, “Sigh, what a prince! But, he has to walk behind everyone else, how tragic.”
Wu Cong nearly exploder from anger. If not for the fact that Jiang Chen was holding four plates, he would have already killed these guys. But now, he could only suppress his anger.
There were nine holes in the stone door, and five of them had been filled with bronze plates. What remained were the last four bronze plates which were in Jiang Chen and Han Yan’s hands.
Jiang Chen took the bronze plate in Han Yan’s hand, then he place all four of them into the holes in the stone door. For so long, he had no clue what these bronze plates exactly were for, but now he knew; these bronze plates were keys to the ancient pagoda. But, Jiang Chen still felt as if these bronze plates had some other functions, it was just that he didn’t know anything about them yet.
A buzzing sound started coming from the stone door. At the same time, it also shot out numerous golden lights. Following the appearance of these lights, the stone door started shaking and producing some cracking sounds.
“Look, the stone door is opening! What a dazzling light, my eyes hurt just by looking at it!”
“The door is finally opening! I wonder what kind of rare and precious treasures we can find inside!”
“I can’t wait to enter! Once the stone door is completely open, we’ll be able to find those hidden treasures and opportunities! This is the greatest chance that none can afford to miss!”
Every single person was holding their breath, waiting for the stone door to be completely opened.
The golden lights became brighter and brighter, and finally, the stone door started opening up slowly. But at the same time, some changes were happening to all nine bronze plates placed on the stone door! All of them were merging together at an incredible speed, and in just the blink of an eye, they had merged into one single bronze plate. This bronze plate was emanating a golden light, and looked incredibly mystical. Although it was the same size as before, it didn’t look broken any longer.
With quick hands, Jiang Chen instantly grabbed the golden bronze plate and stored it into his storage ring. Just as he had expected, the bronze plates did have some other functionality.
Jiang Chen was very fast and smooth, and the golden light was so bright that it covered everything. Also adding the fact that the four of them were standing in front of the stone door, preventing everyone from getting a clear look at it, no one were able to see what happened to the bronze plates, or Jiang Chen quickly placing the new bronze plate in his storage ring.
The stone door was slowly opening up, and soon, it was finally opened up completely with a dull banging sound.
Jiang Chen shouted, and became the first person to sprint into the ancient pagoda. Han Yan, Nangong Wentian, and Big Yellow immediately followed after him and disappeared from the scene.
“Haha, Wu Cong, see you later!”
Wu Lang laughed at Wu Cong, then he followed after Jiang Chen and entered the ancient pagoda. There were also two men from the Martial Palace who followed Wu Lang.
“The stone door has opened up, let’s go find our opportunities!”
“Haha, my fortune is coming! Once I find it, I will be able to break through to the Combat Soul realm!”
Many people burst into a joyful laughter as they sprinted toward the stone door and entered the pagoda.
Looking at this situation, Wu Cong could only clench his fist tightly and let the flames of fury burn inside the heart. In fact, he could actually enter the pagoda right now, but as a proud prince, he cherished his face. There was no way he would let his proud name be associated with a turtle’s egg.
1 – Basically a son of a bitch.