Chapter 129 – The Mighty Nine Phantom Wolves
“Jiang Chen, what nonsense are you talking about? When did I try to a.s.sa.s.sinate you?”
Jiang Wei immediately became furious. However, his expression was unnatural. Although he spoke loudly, he still couldn’t cover his guilt.
Compared to Jiang Chen who was a cunning ancestor, Jiang Wei was just a newbie. It didn’t matter if it was att.i.tude or tactics, the disparity between the two of them was huge. If Jiang Wei didn’t question Jiang Chen, he wouldn’t have gotten himself trapped in Jiang Chen’s question.
“Really? If you didn’t try to a.s.sa.s.sinate me, how could you have known that I have died in the Myriad Demon Mountain?”
Jiang Chen sneered. He had now confirmed that Jiang Wei was the one who tried to kill him that day. Finally, he had lured this guy out using Cai Dong and Guo Lei. Next, he was going to kill this guy, and if possible, find out who was behind him.
Jiang Chen hated the feeling of having someone trying to harm him behind his back at all times, so Jiang Chen would do whatever he could to kill those who tried to kill him.
Jiang Wei didn’t know how to answer Jiang Chen’s question. Finally, he realized Jiang Chen had trapped him with his questions. However, he wouldn’t admit the fact that he was the one who tried a.s.sa.s.sinating his fellow disciple. If he did, he would be under attack from all sides, and he would receive serious punishment from the sect.
“Hmph! Jiang Chen, enough of your bulls.h.i.+t, you’re alive and kicking in front of me, how could you say I was the one who tried to kill you? If I really wanted to kill you, would you still be alive right now? Today, you have gone against all your superiors, bullied your fellow disciples, and you even showed disrespect towards the inner circle. I’ll represent the inner circle and give you a heavy punishment!”
Jiang Wei unleashed his energy, and his imposing aura and killing intent soared up.
The outer circle’s training grounds was in a complete mess, and no one would have expected this to happen today. All four Sect Elders were hung up, and now even a Mid Heavenly Core inner circle disciple was going to attack and try to put Jiang Chen down. Yet, no one could have guessed what Jiang Chen’s response would be.
“Haha, punish me? You’re not fit to do that! Do you believe I won’t hang you up as well?”
Jiang Chen was laughing out loudly. He didn’t fear Jiang Wei now, he was different from that night when he was being hunted down. Back then, he was only at the Mid Mortal Core realm, and he was completely not a match for Jiang Wei. But now, with a total of 80 Dragon Marks, not only did Jiang Chen have the ability to fight Jiang Wei, he might even be able to defeat him.
“Hang me up? I think you’re really nuts and courting death! Jiang Chen, since you are so lawless and arrogant, do you have the guts to fight me on the deathmatch stage?”
Jiang Wei said this out loudly. This was his true purpose for coming here, as long as Jiang Chen agreed to the deathmatch, Jiang Wei would have the chance to kill him in public.
“What? Are they going to have a deathmatch? This is so relentless!”
“It’s rare for a conflict between fellow disciples to be solved with a deathmatch, because once they entered the fighting stage, their lives won’t be in their own hands. Why does Jiang Wei have so much hatred towards Jiang Chen that they must resolve it with a deathmatch?”
“Jiang Wei is a Mid Heavenly Core warrior, and he is also a genius from the inner circle! He is much stronger than those Early Heavenly Core warriors… Although Jiang Chen can defeat Early Heavenly Core warriors with ease, I don’t think he’s able to defeat a Mid Heavenly Core warrior!”
Many people were shocked by Jiang Wei’s decision as he immediately asked for a deathmatch. Everyone looked at Jiang Chen, wondering what answer he would give. They all knew how terrifying a deathmatch could be, and no one could force anyone to partic.i.p.ate in a deathmatch. Although Jiang Wei wanted to kill Jiang Chen, if Jiang Chen didn’t agree to the request, there was nothing else he could do.
“Fine, I’ll fight you until there’s just one man standing.”
But, to everyone’s surprise, Jiang Chen agreed without even taking a single second to consider it. Then, he jumped onto one of the highest fighting stages within the training ground; it was the fighting stage for deathmatches.
“Good, Jiang Chen, you are a lawless man, and you have offended your superiors! I’ll kill you in the deathmatch today and help the Black Sect get rid of its slug!”
Jiang Wei said with a loud voice. Then, he flew onto the fighting stage. With a faint smile on his face, he stood opposite of Jiang Chen.
“Hmph! Although this guy is a genius, he is obviously a fool! How dare he agree to this deathmatch, he is just courting death! As long as I can kill him on this stage, I would have helped senior disciple Fan solve this problem once and for all.”
Jiang Wei thought to himself. He never took Jiang Chen seriously. He had hunted Jiang Chen down two days ago, and he knew Jiang Chen was a fast man, but his strength did not match his speed. With only two days pa.s.sing, no matter how hard he cultivated, there was no way for him to defend himself.
Therefore, in Jiang Wei’s mind, Jiang Chen was already dead meat.
Standing face to face, Jiang Chen’s face carried a sneer. He sent a message to Jiang Wei with his Divine Sense, “Jiang Wei, tell me who wants to kill me, then I’ll allow you a quick death, a death without any torture.”
“Haha, this is funny, this is the funniest joke I have ever heard! Jiang Chen, I can kill you with a single attack, and, when you are about to die, I’ll tell you the truth and let you die in peace!”
Jiang Wei replied with his Divine Sense as he laughed out loud. What Jiang Chen said just now had ignited his laughter.
“If that’s the case, hit me with your best shot.”
With an indifferent expression, Jiang Chen stood on the fighting stage with both hands behind his back, his eyes resembled a king sitting on the top, looking down on everyone, and he emitted a golden aura around his body.
“They are going to fight each other, Jiang Chen really agreed to the deathmatch with Jiang Wei… He was too careless.”
“Sigh… Jiang Wei is a Mid Heavenly Core warrior. He is amongst the top disciples in the inner circle, and although Jiang Chen is mighty, I don’t think he will be able to defeat Jiang Wei.”
“Let’s just wait and see, Jiang Chen has fierce and brutal approaches, and he is also a deep man. Since he has agreed to the deathmatch, I’m sure he will have a way to handle it.”
Everyone was discussing and staring at the fighting stage. Those disciples who followed Jiang Chen were all worried about him.
This was a fight that had taken everyone’s attention. Many disciples were gathered around the stage to witness it all. An outer circle disciple and an inner circle disciple fighting in a deathmatch, this was the first time in the Black Sect’s history something like this had happened. No matter what the result was, who the last man standing was, Jiang Chen had done something never before seen.
“Jiang Chen, face your death!”
Jiang Wei shouted out loudly. He waved his hand and produced a bright, s.h.i.+ning beam. The beam stabbed towards Jiang Chen like a waterfall. This was a powerful combat skill, and although it didn’t look magnificent, its power was devastating.
On the opposite side, Jiang Chen’s eyes lit up. He wouldn’t be careless when fighting Jiang Wei face to face. He immediately attacked with the Six Solar Fingers.
The Six Solar Fingers and Jiang Wei’s light beam collided and produced a ground-shaking loud noise. The first collision had made both of them take a step back, it was a tie.
Jiang Wei was shocked. He looked at Jiang Chen with awe, he was really surprised by Jiang Chen. Two days ago, when he had hunted him down, he hadn’t been as strong as he was now. In just two days, this guy had grown to this stage. This was really unbelievable.
“A draw! Heavens, is this guy a human? Is he really only a Mortal Core warrior?”
“This is terrifying, Jiang Chen can really fight Jiang Wei face to face without meeting defeat! If I hadn’t witnessed this by myself, who would have believed it?”
“Haha, mighty senior disciple Jiang, kill him, kill him!”
The crowds were boiling, and the expected scene of Jiang Chen being defeated wasn’t seen, instead, it was a fair fight on the stage.
At the border between the inner circle and outer circle, a man stood and watched the fight. This man was Fan Kun. When he saw the fight between Jiang Chen and Jiang Wei, his face immediately darkened.
“This guy has grown too fast, he can even fight a Mid Heavenly Core warrior with only his Late Mortal Core strength, even big brother Nan Bei can’t do this… I can’t let this guy live!”
Fan Kun thought to himself as an insidious look appeared in his eyes.
Bam bam bam……
On the fighting stage, Jiang Wei kept unleas.h.i.+ng his strongest and most powerful combat skill, and Jiang Chen retaliated with his Six Solar Fingers and Sonic Hawk Cry. The fight was getting more and more intense, but none of them could defeat each other. This fight was quite even.
Although it was an even fight, those who witnessed the fight were terrified. They were frightened by Jiang Chen’s aggression and strength. Guo Lei and the others who were tied up felt extremely regretful now; why had they offended this monster?
Jiang Wei became angrier and angrier with each pa.s.sing moment, and his face had turned red. With his status and cultivation, it was disgraceful that he couldn’t defeat an outer circle disciple after such a long time.
On the opposite side, Jiang Chen’s face darkened. After going at it for a few rounds, he knew that by continuing to fight like this, he would not be able to defeat Jiang Wei anytime soon.
“Enough playing with you.”
Jiang Chen sneered. He leapt forwards and shout out loudly, “Nine Phantom Wolves!”
Swoosh swoosh swoosh……
Right after Jiang Chen shouted, nine identical Jiang Chen’s suddenly appeared on the stage and surrounded Jiang Wei. The sudden change had sent a storm across the crowds, everyone were so shocked that their mouths were wide open. Even Fan Kun who was watching the fight from afar was shocked by what was happening. Because, with his experience, he couldn’t tell which one of the nine Jiang Chen’s was the real one.
“Heavens, there are nine Jiang Chen’s! What kind of movement skill is this, this is awesomely rare!”
“So horrifying! This really goes against everything I knew! I can’t describe this movement skill with any words!”
Everyone was shocked, but the most terrified one would be Jiang Wei. He had drawn out his combat weapon, but with nine Jiang Chens in front of him, he simply couldn’t decide which one he wanted to attack.
“Jiang Wei, face your death!”
Nine Jiang Chen’s shouted at the same time.
“I’ll break this!”
Jiang Wei targeted one of the Jiang Chens, then he swung his sword forcefully towards him.
The Jiang Chen who got hit popped and disappeared, it was just a phantom. With the attack missing, Jiang Wei immediately felt a danger from his back. He instantly turned around, then he found the real Jiang Chen had come very close to him.
Jiang Chen had waited for this moment for some time. He cried out a thunderous Sonic Hawk Cry, and with such a close distance, together with the lack of defense, Jiang Wei met everything head on. Layers upon layers of sound waves penetrated into Jiang Wei’s brain and attacked him all over.