Chapter 345 – Dazzling Combat Strength
Ling Du and the other three men were emitting killing intent powerful enough to reach the heavens. Each of them carried a powerful Combat Weapon in hand, and within a split second, they arrived in front of Han Yan and Nangong Wentian. Each of them were gnashing their teeth in anger, inwardly swearing that they were immediately going to kill these three. Initially, they didn’t want them to die so easily, they planned to give them good torture before finally killing them. However, with Jiang Chen’s performance, it looked like even Wu Cong would be unable to kill him. Therefore, they wanted to use this opportunity where Jiang Chen was busy fighting Wu Cong to kill these three men before they could react.
However, just as they arrived in front of the group, a man suddenly descended from the sky above them and blocked their path. He stared at them with a pair of cruel eyes, like a deadly poisonous snake. His incredible killing intent caused the hearts of these men to tremble.
Ling Du immediately sensed something bad was going to happen. He stopped moving further, and instead turned around to start running. The monster in front of him was too powerful, he was so strong that even Yang Yun and Shangguan Yihong were killed by him with just a single strike. If Ling Du were to face Jiang Chen, there was no doubt he would receive the same ending as Yang Yun.
But it was too late! Just as Ling Du turned around, a merciless longsword pierced through his body.
Ling Du lowered his head and looked at the longsword that came out from his chest. The terrified expression in his eyes instantly reached a new peak. He couldn’t help but cry out in fear, “NO!!”
Too bad, it was too late. His destiny was decided the moment he launched an attack at Han Yan.
The Heavenly Saint Sword shook, unleashing countless devastating sword energies which instantly shattered all of Ling Du’s internal organs. After that, the sword energies continue ravaging, causing his body to explode into a bloody mist, terrifying everyone watching.
When Wu Cong finally destroyed all eight Jiang Chens and saw Ling Du’s death, he became even angrier, and once again unleashed the Chaotic Metal Palm, furiously striking at Jiang Chen.
Jiang Chen coldly harrumphed. With a sway of his body, nine identical Jiang Chens appeared once again. With that, he easily dodged Wu Cong’s attack, while at the same time appearing behind the Qingyi Sect’s genius. The longsword in his hand shook, then it thrust forward like a poisonous snake.
The Qingyi Sect’s genius had long ago prepared his countermeasure, but when he recalled Jiang Chen’s cruel approaches and the terrifying longsword, extreme amounts of fear still filled his heart in an instant. Without hesitating, he unleashed all his Yuan energy and injected it into the Combat Weapon in his hand, then he swung it toward the Heavenly Saint Sword with the intention of defending himself.
As expected, the Combat Weapon was cut into two halves following a loud ‘clang’ sound. The longsword continued moving forward just like a dragon, and it did its job; piercing through the man’s body.
The longsword moved upward, slashing through the man’s body, cutting him into two parts with ease.
Out of the four geniuses who wanted to attack Han Yan and the group, only Xu Shuang from the Myriad Sword Sect and Shangguan Yilong from the Shangguan Clan were still alive. The other two had been killed by Jiang Chen without any chance to fight back.
Xu Shuang and Shangguan Yilong were completely frightened by Jiang Chen; their arrogance was long gone by now. Jiang Chen’s terrifying strength had completely gone beyond their limit of comprehension. There was no way they could fight someone like this, it would be a one-sided slaughter.
The two men turned into two separate trails of light and flew off into two different directions. Right at this point of time, there was nothing more important than keeping their lives.
“Wish to run? Stay!”
Jiang Chen shouted out. He would never let any of these people leave alive; that would be a huge potential threat to him in the future. Jiang Chen was clear about this fact; there was no way the resentment between himself and the two superpowers from the Jian Province could be solved. Since they had become life and death enemies, he might as well poke a hole in the skies; he was NOT going to let these enemies leave here alive.
“Jiang Chen, you’ve killed so many people today, and yet, you’re still trying to kill more people in front of me?!”
Wu Cong was completely enraged right now. He was feeling really ashamed right now. With his cultivation, he actually couldn’t stop Jiang Chen at all, causing both the Shangguan Clan and Myriad Sword Sect to lose so many geniuses at the same time.
Finally, Wu Cong took out a powerful Combat Weapon. It was a nearly 3 meter long silver white halberd. It shone brightly, and looked really extraordinary. With intense killing intent leaking out from his body, Wu Cong simply swung it at Jiang Chen with tremendous force.
“I’m going to kill them all, let’s see if you can stop me or not!”
Jiang Chen was completely without mercy. He swung the Heavenly Saint Sword at Wu Cong’s halberd. At the same time, he unleashed the Six Solar Fingers toward Xu Shuang who was crazily running for his life.
Six huge golden fingers suddenly appeared, and within just a split second, all of them merged into a gigantic finger that carried a devastating force. It flew past Wu Cong with incredible speed and caught up to Xu Shuang in an instant.
Xu Shuang shouted. He raised the Combat Weapon in his hand and hit the Six Solar Finger.
However, the gap between Xu Shuang and Jiang Chen was too big. The Six Solar Finger was an extremely powerful long distance attack, so even though Xu Shuang countered the attack with his Perfect-Ranked Combat Weapon, he still couldn’t hold it back.
The void around Xu Shuang became completely twisted because of the massive force. Xu Shuang’s Combat Weapon was knocked away by the Six Solar Finger, and then the gigantic golden finger crashed into his body like a gigantic hill. Following a miserable shriek, the gigantic golden finger flew past where Xu Shuang originally stood, leaving behind a huge bloody mist in the air.
Another Combat Soul genius had fallen!
The minds of the people in the crowd went completely blank. What happened in front of them was just like a dream, no one could believe it was real. Those guys who just died were all peerless Combat Soul geniuses, the elites of the Eastern Continent, talented peers from the Martial Palace. In the eyes of all ordinary warriors, these guys were supreme existences they could only look at from below. But now, these dazzling elites had died like ants, with absolutely no ability to fight. This actually put a thought in the minds of the crowd: Combat Soul warriors aren’t actually unbeatable!
Jiang Chen was completely stopped by Wu Cong after killing Xu Shuang with the Six Solar Fingers, so he couldn’t unleash an attack toward the last man, Shangguan Yilong. However, right as Jiang Chen attacked Xu Shuang, Han Yan, together with Big Yellow and Nangong Wentian, had prepared to attack.
A pair of wings appeared on Big Yellow’s back, allowing him to fly forward with extremely great speed. In just a few breaths time, he had caught up to Shangguan Yilong who was currently fleeing for his life.
“Damn dog, fuck off!”
Shangguan Yilong was completely frightened by Jiang Chen, he just wanted to leave this place as soon as possible and give up all thoughts of revenge. When he saw Big Yellow getting in his way, he immediately slashed toward him with the sword in his hand.
Big Yellow burst into laughter. He opened up his mouth and spat out a golden beam toward Shangguan Yilong. With his current cultivation, although he had the Dragon Horse’s bloodline, he was still no match for Shangguan Yilong. However, Big Yellow wasn’t trying to kill him, he only wanted to prevent him from leaving.
Big Yellow knew Jiang Chen’s temper really well. Jiang Chen rarely killed people at random, but once he decided to kill someone, that enemy would end up dead. He never let anyone who is a potential threat to him stay alive. Therefore, Shangguan Yilong must die. Furthermore, Jiang Chen had already killed so many people, so killing another one made no difference.
Big Yellow was knocked back by Shangguan Yilong’s sword. But, since he had thick skin and powerful muscles, the attack didn’t hurt him a bit. But, because of this small exchange, Han Yan and Nangong Wentian had caught up as well. The trio were blocking Shangguan Yilong’s path, preventing him from leaving the place.
“You bastards, how dare you to stop me here!?”
Shangguan Yilong furiously growled at the three guys in front of him. At the same time, he couldn’t help but throw his glance over his shoulder. When he saw that Jiang Chen was engaged in a fierce fight with Wu Cong, he could finally feel a little relieved. However, it seemed like it would be impossible for Wu Cong to kill Jiang Chen. After obtaining the Magma’s Heart, Jiang Chen had grown into someone whom none of them could really defeat. Therefore, the most important thing Shangguan Yilong needed to do was run away from here.
Shangguan Yilong strengthened his energy, then he raised the longsword high up into the air and slashed at the trio.
“Let’s just stall him, we don’t have to fight him face to face.”
Holding the Myriad Star Ruler that shone in a dazzling blue light like the stars, Nangong Wentian unleashed an attack that looked like a rainbow with Shangguan Yilong’s longsword as the goal. On the other side, Han Yan unleashed a black devil dragon, and Big Yellow unleashed the Soul Crunching Tune. The trio worked together against Shangguan Yilong, who was alone.
It was impossible for a group of three ordinary Peak Divine Core warriors to fight Shangguan Yilong, because he could easily kill them with just a finger. However, Han Yan, Big Yellow, and Nangong Wentian were no ordinary Late Divine Core warriors.
With their current combat strength, any one of them could fight with an ordinary Early Combat Soul warrior alone, and if they worked together, they would have no fear of a genius like Shangguan Yilong.
The entire desert had become the battlefield for these people. Jiang Chen and Wu Cong were fighting each other with their combat skills, constantly unleashing the most powerful skills they knew, locking themselves in a fierce fight and frightening all those who were watching aside.
“So powerful! This is insane, can he still be considered a human?”
“Jiang Chen is definitely the most monstrous guy I have ever met! He isn’t a Combat Soul warrior, but his combat strength is extremely formidable, and more than enough to fight with Wu Cong who is a Mid Combat Soul warrior!”
“Looks like it’ll be impossible for Wu Cong to kill Jiang Chen and retrieve his lost face. The Shangguan Clan and Myriad Sword Sect’s losses are also enormous, all the geniuses who came here have been killed, with the exception of Shangguan Yilong. But, he is trapped by that trio, and although they don’t have the ability to kill Shangguan Yilong right now, once Jiang Chen’s hands are free, he will definitely kill Shangguan Yilong!”
The people in the crowd were extremely shocked by what was happening. It was a rare battle, and nothing similar had even been seen before, and would most likely never be seen again. It was also the first time in the history of the Eastern Continent that a monstrous genius like Jiang Chen had appeared. As long as he didn’t die, no one would be able to predict how great his future achievements would be.
Wu Lang and the other two geniuses from the Martial Palace were absolutely shocked, especially Wu Lang. They couldn’t take their eyes away from Jiang Chen and his fierce fight with Wu Cong.
“What kind of monstrous genius is he? He hasn’t even reached the Combat Soul realm! If he really breaks through, doesn’t that mean he will be even more formidable?”
Wu Lang muttered to himself.
Jiang Chen and Wu Cong once again exchanged powerful attacks. Under the powerful collision, both men were forced back a few steps.
“Jiang Chen, I never thought you would be so strong! But, since you’ve offended me, what awaits you is certain death! Next, I’ll kill you with my halberd!”
The silver white halberd once again appeared in Wu Cong’s hand. It shone brightly, and was ready to attack.
“What comes next is your death!”
The Heavenly Saint Sword was vibrating within Jiang Chen’s grip. He didn’t want to waste more time with Wu Cong right now.