The Intelligent Move
The destructive force was akin to a tidal wave and a storm, causing the void to rattle. Fortunately, Jiang Chen had moved the paG.o.da further away from its previous position which was now the convergence point of the energy storm.
Even so, some of the residual waves from the impact collided against the Ancestral Dragon PaG.o.da. The Fourteenth Level of the paG.o.da wasn’t able to withstand the attack of peak Golden Immortal expert, even if it was only some residual waves. Numerous cracks appeared on the body of the paG.o.da and it became shaky and unsteady, seeming to crumble at any second.
Ancestral Dragon PaG.o.da was the only thing that they could depend on right now. If this paG.o.da crumbled, they wouldn’t be able to conceal themselves in front of the Golden Immortal experts. What awaited them after that would be their end.
“What now, little Chen?”
Han Yan seemed a little panicked. This was the worst-case scenario that they had imagined. If the paG.o.da hadn’t advanced to the Fourteenth Level, that residual wave just now was enough to crush it instantly. Currently, the paG.o.da was already slightly broken which also caused Jiang Chen to be injured. But luckily, his injuries weren’t severe. He could recover from it speedily.
“Sure enough, there’s something here.”
The eight of them focused all of their divine sense at the position where the paG.o.da was at. Although the cracking sound of the paG.o.da was covered by the noise of the impact which made it almost impossible to hear, it couldn’t escape the senses of the eight experts.
Jiang Chen’s face was cold and didn’t seem to have the slightest bit of nervousness. The closer he was at the critical juncture, the calmer he was. If he panicked like the others at this time, what would follow next be a real tragedy.
Jiang Chen’s eyes glittered. Then, he ripped open a hole on the paG.o.da, channelled all his energy into the Heavenly Dragon Combat Halberd in an instant. The large halberd was then shoved outside. Seeing from the outside, a golden and majestic halberd suddenly emerged in the void.
The large halberd slashed at one of the experts. Of course, it wasn’t a real attack, it was merely an act.
“What’s that thing? It looks very familiar.”
“That’s the Heavenly Dragon Combat Halberd of Master Ouyang. This halberd has disappeared after his pa.s.sing, so why is it still here today?”
“Could that man be Ouyang He himself?”
The eight experts who were prepared to attack looked shocked. The Heavenly Dragon Combat Halberd had the same reputation as Ouyang He himself. As mighty Golden Immortal experts, they might not know all the treasures, but they would surely not forget this renowned Heavenly Dragon Combat Halberd.
“Humph! The few of you listen up! I’m taking away the Regenerative Lotus. Considering the relations.h.i.+p we had in the past, I will let you all live, but if any of you insist, I won’t show any mercy.”
An incomparably cold voice rang from the void.
“It’s the voice of Master Ouyang! Master Ouyang is still alive!”
“Master Ouyang has already broken through to the Immortal King realm. I plead master to reveal yourself.”
Both the Great Elders of Skycloud Pavilion spoke emotionally at the void. The only explanation that Ouyang He was able to move so stealthily in the void was that he had already reached the Immortal King realm.
The large halberd vanished. Inside the paG.o.da, Jiang Chen flopped down on the ground. This was his second time using the halberd. All the energy inside his body was emptied instantaneously.
The whole scene just now was just an act of Jiang Chen. He exploited the Heavenly Dragon Combat Halberd to portray Ouyang He. He expected these experts to know who Ouyang He was and the halberd would surely astound them. Then, he threatened the eight of them by mimicking the sound of Ouyang He.
Big Yellow and Han Yan couldn’t help but raise a thumbs up to Jiang Chen for being able to make such a clever response under such a dangerous situation just like now. It had succeeded in deterring the enemy and had created a chance for them to live. They had to admit that Jiang Chen’s intelligence was extraordinary as well.
“Let’s go quickly!”
Jiang Chen wouldn’t dare show any delay, moving the paG.o.da as fast as he could. The paG.o.da had suffered a quite serious damage. It would lose its concealing ability soon. Besides, his act just now was full of flaws. Firstly, his voice sounded only 70 to 80 percent like Ouyang He, not exactly like the original man. The others might not be able to notice it, but the two elders of Skycloud Pavilion would surely be able to figure out the flaw.
Secondly, the halberd that was wielded by Jiang Chen lacked the original aura, it didn’t seem like the aura of a true Immortal King expert.
Jiang Chen continued to move the damaged Ancestral Dragon PaG.o.da beyond One-Line Mountain and vanished speedily.
After a while, Jiang Chen halted the paG.o.da in a mountain range further away from One-Line Mountain. He had absorbed a huge amount of Immortal Meta Stones and had mostly recovered. Few of them exited the paG.o.da and heaved a sigh of relief. Thinking back to the scene just now really gave them chills.
“Little Chen, you are amazing! Those eight Golden Immortals were fooled by you.”
Han Yan raised another thumbs up at Jiang Chen and praised.
“Wakaka! The Regenerative Lotus is in our possession now. This unparalleled divine herb is as valuable as a mountain of treasures.”
Big Yellow laughed excitedly. His eyes were sparkling with brilliance when he looked at Jiang Chen. In his opinion, there was nothing that Jiang Chen couldn’t do in this world.
“Although we have gotten the Regenerative Lotus, the Ancestral Dragon PaG.o.da has suffered a serious damage. I’m afraid that it won’t be able to recover in a short period of time, which means I won’t be able to divide this item until it is fully repaired. But this isn’t much of a concern for now as we have already gotten what we need. The foundation of the paG.o.da wasn’t destroyed, so it’s only a matter of time before it is fully restored.” Said Jiang Chen with a smile.
“Little Chen, where are we going now?” Asked Han Yan.
“We are going to watch the exciting grand ceremony of course.”
Jiang Chen chuckled. He was interested to see what would happen next.
“*Jie…* *Jie…*, I wonder if the ceremony will be held smoothly. The Eight Immortals surely will be angered to death once they find out that the Regenerative Lotus was stolen.”
Big Yellow smiled insidiously. Imagining the angry faces of the Eight Immortals really pleased him.
“Ah Da, Ah Er, I want the both of you to turn into your human form. We will join the crowd and watch the ceremony.”
Jiang Chen said to Ah Da and Ah Er. Their bull form was too eye-catching. As they were already late Heaven Immortal beasts, it was effortless for them to turn into human.
With so many people in the crowd now, their existence wouldn’t arouse any suspicions at all. After all, there were too many Heaven Immortal experts. So, you could imagine how insignificant an Earth Immortal was in that place.
Both barbaric bulls immediately transformed into two burly man in black clothes as Jiang Chen ordered.
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