Chapter 343 – Sacrificing the Blood of Geniuses to the Sword
“Damn it, a broken part of an Emperor Weapon, a broken part of a King Weapon, as well as several hundred Combat Weapons to make this sword? This sword defies the Heavens!”
Even Big Yellow couldn’t help but say. What Jiang Chen had accomplished was huge! No one could make a Combat Weapon with all these materials, only Jiang Chen had this amazing ability.
They could only admire him!
The black altar was trembling even more violently. The black gate on top of it was fading more and more, and it looked like it was about to disappeared.
“Hurry up, the gate is going to disappear!”
Han Yan cried out.
“Didn’t know the exit had appeared. I think Wu Cong and the other guys have left. Let’s get out of here as well.”
Jiang Chen stored the Heavenly Saint Sword back into his storage ring, then he flew toward the black altar. In the blink of an eye, Jiang Chen and group arrived on top of the altar.
“Little Chen, Wu Cong and the other guys must be waiting for us out there, we need to be extra careful later.”
Nangong Wentian warned Jiang Chen.
“No worries, if they really challenge me, today will be their last day. Let’s go!”
After saying that, Jiang Chen flew into the black gate. Suddenly, he gazer at the huge circular formation next to the black gate, and he couldn’t help but tremble.
“There is a teleport formation here, but it looks like it hasn’t been used for quite some time. I wonder if it’s still working... wait, there is a slot right in the middle of the formation, it seems like a perfect fit for the bronze plate!”
Jiang Chen threw his glance onto the ancient teleportation formation. To his surprise, he discovered a slot where the bronze plate would perfectly fit in right in the middle. It made him think about the bronze plate he currently had.
No one knew he still had a bronze plate with him. This bronze plate was not the same as those previous nine bronze plates used to open the ancient pagoda, it was an item made by the merging of all nine bronze plates. Judging from what he was looking at, it seemed like it had something to do with this teleport formation.
“Little Chen, hurry up! What’s so special about that broken formation? The gate is closing soon!”
Han Yan urged Jiang Chen.
Finally, Jiang Chen was pulled out from his own thoughts. He immediately saw the black gate in front of him violently shaking, and it looked really faded, as if it would disappear in the next second. If the gate disappeared, none of them would be able to leave this place, and they would be trapped for at least another hundred years.
Jiang Chen removed his glance from the teleport formation. He took a step forward and disappeared into the gate. There was no time left to study the relationship between the bronze plate and the formation. Jiang Chen had always felt that there was something unusual about the bronze plate he had, it must have some usage.
The group entered the gate at the same time. Right after they passed through the gate, it immediately disappeared, and the dark altar stopped shaking. Once again, peace had returned to the center of the island.
The group were shot out by a tremendous dimensional force. They immediately circulated their Yuan energy and stabilize their bodies. After that, they looked around, and to their surprise, they were not longer at the ocean, they were now in a desert outside the ocean, and the Island of Ice was no longer in their sight. There was only a calm water surface behind them.
Those who left the Island of Ice before them were still around. When they saw the appearance of these four guys, many had a change in their expression.
“It’s Jiang Chen and his friends! He’s still alive! Looks like a great show is about to appear!”
“They’re dead meat! Wu Cong, together with the men from the Shangguan Clan and Myriad Sword Sect are still here, waiting for him! They’re going to kill Jiang Chen for sure!”
“That Jiang Chen is truly a lucky guy, he actually survived for three days in the magma pool; this is a miracle!”
Many people were astonished. Most of them had the same thoughts as Wu Cong; Jiang Chen had died in the magma pool. The reason why they were still here was because Wu Cong and group were still waiting for Han Yan, Nangong Wentian, and Big Yellow. The crowd was waiting to witness another good shot, but none of them had expected to see Jiang Chen as well.
“Jiang Chen, you’re really lucky to have survived in there! Good, give me the broken part of the Emperor Weapon, and I’ll consider giving you a quick death! If not, I’ll make sure you die without a proper burial ground!”
Wu Cong immediately warned upon seeing Jiang Chen. Not only was he not disappointed, he was actually feeling extremely excited. This was because now, he could finally kill Jiang Chen personally. Only by doing so could he save his face. And, that broken part of the Emperor Weapon was still with Jiang Chen, it was the most valuable treasure, and he needed to get it and submit it to the Majestic Emperor. With that, he would definitely be rewarded handsomely.
“Wu Cong, I don’t want to be the Martial Saint Dynasty’s enemy, but you better not challenge me, because I don’t care if you’re a prince.”
Jiang Chen said in an indifferent tone. This was his last warning, if Wu Cong still didn’t want to back off, he would have no choice but to teach him a lesson.
“Haha, Jiang Chen, you surely know how to make fun of yourself, this is the funniest joke I’ve ever heard! You’re just a small ant, with what are you going to fight me? Kneel down before me, right now!”
Wu Cong shouted out loudly. He was pressuring Jiang Chen with his superior status, he wanted Jiang Chen to surrender underneath his feet. That would give him an overwhelming joy. He really wanted to use this arrogant method to show off his status as a noble prince.
“Wu Cong, enough, you’re making a joke off yourself by bullying a rogue cultivation using your status!”
Wu Lang said.
“Wu Lang, today I’m going to kill Jiang Chen no matter the cost! If you continue defending him, I will kill you as well!”
Wu Cong pointed his finger at Wu Lang. It looked like he was really angry. Wu Lang continuously defended Jiang Chen ever since they first met on the Island of Ice, challenging him without stop. Now, all of them had left the Island of Ice, and Wu Lang was still siding with Jiang Chen. This really caused Wu Cong to lose a lot of face.
“We know you’re the imperial prince, but still, you have to consider our feelings! Because of these four guys, the Shangguan Clan and Myriad Sword Sect have both lost countless elite disciples! Prince Wu Lang, you not helping us is no big deal, but not only are you not helping us, you’re helping our enemy fight us! In your eyes, in the eyes of the Martial Saint Dynasty, can the Shangguan Clan and Myriad Sword Sect really not compare with this Jiang Chen?”
Shangguan Yihong said to Wu Lang. He really couldn’t stand Wu Lang defending Jiang Chen any longer. If not for the fact that Wu Lang was a prince, they might have long ago taken him as their enemy.
“That’s right! We, the Myriad Sword Sect are going to go all out against these four guys. If prince really doesn’t care about the Myriad Sword Sect and Shangguan Clan, please go ahead and attack us, we’ll just stand here and let you attack, we won’t fight back.”
Yang Yun from the Myriad Sword Sect turned to Wu Lang as well. All the geniuses from the Shangguan Clan and Myriad Sword Sect were staring at Wu Lang.
Wu Lang furrowed his brows. His expression didn’t look good, the current situation was not one he wanted to see. Jiang Chen had not only offended Wu Cong, he had also offended the Shangguan Clan and Myriad Sword Sect. Both were superpowers from the Jian Province, and they were so powerful that even the Martial Saint Dynasty had to give them some respect. The Shangguan Clan’s Clan Chief and Myriad Sword Sect’s Sect Chief had also personally met the Majestic Emperor before. Even Wu Lang’s father, the Ninth Emperor had to give them face. Therefore, although Wu Lang was a prince, he wasn’t qualified to ignore these two superpowers’ influence.
“Looks like Wu Lang is in a dilemma. He wants to help Jiang Chen, but the men from the Shangguan Clan and Myriad Sword Sect have now challenge him. Even if he is a prince, he can’t just completely ignore both superpowers.”
“Precisely. The Shangguan Clan and the Myriad Sword Sect have suffered great losses this time, all those Divine Core warriors from their powers who entered the Blissful Island were killed, and all those young geniuses who came to the Island of Ice died as well, that’s why they need to kill Jiang Chen. If Wu Lang still wants to side with Jiang Chen and prevent them from attacking, he will publicly become the enemy of both superpowers.”
“Wu Lang should just stay out of this. The Shangguan Clan and Myriad Sword Sect’s chiefs are not someone easy to deal with, even the Ninth Emperor has to give them face, let alone Wu Lang who is just a prince.”
Many people started whispering amongst each other. Clearly, Wu Lang was in a dilemma right now. He really wanted to defend Jiang Chen, but the current situation had forced him to step out from the conflict.
“Prince, I appreciate your kindness, but it looks like there isn’t an easy way out today. Since that is the case, we’ll just let our strength do the talking. Jiang Chen is thankful for your help, but for now, prince, I urge you to stay out of this, don’t get yourself involved in this dilemma. The scores between myself, the Shangguan Clan, and the Myriad Sword Sect; I, Jiang Chen will settle them myself.”
Jiang Chen cupped his toward Wu Lang. He had guessed Wu Lang’s identity, Wu Lang’s father was the Ninth Emperor, who was most likely Wu Jiu. This was certainly the reason why Wu Lang had been helping him, he had been instructed by Wu Jiu. Jiang Chen really appreciated the help, however, he just couldn’t drag Wu Lang any further into this. After all, there was no easy way out of the conflict between himself, the Shangguan Clan, and the Myriad Sword Sect. He had killed so many of their men, and he didn’t mind killing a few more.
“Alright, Jiang Chen, you can still be considered a man because of what you said. Let me see what amazing skills you have!”
Shangguan Yihong shouted out loudly. As long as Wu Lang stayed out of this, only certain death awaited Jiang Chen.
Shangguan Yihong was the first one to attack. He turned into a trail of light as he rushed toward Jiang Chen. With incredible killing intent, he drew out a gigantic blade and sliced down toward Jiang Chen’s head from up high with tremendous force. It looked like the void was on the verge of being destroyed.
It all happened so fast. If it was any other ordinary man, perhaps he would only have time to react by the time Shangguan Yihong’s attack had already sliced him in half.
Shangguan Yihong was stronger than Shangguan Yilong, but compared to Jiang Chen, the gap between them was not small. With 4,500 Dragon Marks, with just his bodily strength alone Jiang Chen would be able to unleash a 4.5 million Jin force. With this tremendous force, he could easily shatter a mountain with just a single strike.
Jiang Chen moved his arm and drew out the Heavenly Saint Sword. As if having sensed Jiang Chen’s fighting intent, the Heavenly Saint Sword started shaking violently. An extremely joyful emotion came from it.
The Heavenly Saint Sword by itself was a sword of slaughter. It had followed Jiang Chen in his previous life, fought countless battles, and stained its body with the blood of countless enemies. After having gone to sleep for a hundred years, it finally received the chance to fight together with Jiang Chen once again. It was hungry for blood!
“Today, I’ll use the blood of these geniuses to quench the sword in my hand!”
An intense killing intent leaked out from Jiang Chen’s body. The Heavenly Saint Sword had finally been reborn, and fresh blood was the best at quenching it!