Chapter 239 – The Hunter Becomes the Hunted
Looking at the crystal beast das.h.i.+ng toward him, Jiang Chen’s didn’t hesitate to unleash another True Dragon Palm. The blood red dragon claw crashed into the crystal beast, once again sending it away.
“Buddy, don’t waste time, this monster has nine lives. If you keep attacking it like this, when are you going to kill it?”
Big Yellow said.
Jiang Chen moved his body, transforming into an elusive figure that appeared right in front of the crystal beast within the next second. Before it could climb back up from the ground, Jiang Chen had immediately chopped it in half with his battle axe. Of course, the True Dragon Palm was very powerful, but since this Nine Life Crystal Beast had an extra stronger body, especially this one since it was a Late Divine Core monster, it would take a few strikes before Jiang Chen could kill it. But what Big Yellow said was correct, the Nine Life Crystal Beast was different from those ordinary demons and devils, it had nine lives, and the method he was using now was too slow.
The Nine Life Crystal Beast who was chopped in half was restored in an instant. Once again, it leapt towards Jiang Chen and tried to attack.
Jiang Chen knew this was going to happen, as he had dealt with a lot of crystal beasts before, therefore he showed no signs of panicking.
Jiang Chen was acting in an incomparably imposing manner, and while laughing out loud, he kept attacking with both True Dragon Palm and the battle axe in his hand. In just two minutes, he had killed the Late Divine Core crystal beast. A crystal core that looked like a pure crystal jumped into Jiang Chen’s hand.
“Good stuff, it would be nice if we could b.u.mp into more of these.”
Jiang Chen put away the crystal core while laughing.
“Brother Jiang, you’ve really widened my horizons! Ordinary Divine Core warriors, even the Late Divine Core ones, the scariest thing for them while travelling in Inferno h.e.l.l is b.u.mping into Late Divine Core crystal beasts. But you, not only are not scared of them, but you’re actually hoping to b.u.mp into more! Your combat strength is unbelievable!”
Wu Jiu caressed his beard while speaking. Although he had witnessed how extraordinary Jiang Chen was, the method Jiang Chen used to kill the crystal beast still made him feel shocked. Jiang Chen was only an Early Divine Core warrior, and if he broke through to the mid, or even the Late Divine Core realm, it would be even more terrifying.
“Brother Jiu, let’s go, we need to reach Inferno City and find that hidden treasure as quickly as possible, so we can fight that Earth Devil.”
Jiang Chen said.
The trio flew at full speed within a mountain range, trying to reach Inferno City as quickly as possible.
Within the mountain range in front of them, a man was slowly walking around. The old man looked to be in his fifties, he had a fat body and a chubby face, and judging from the aura leaking from his body, he was obviously a Late Divine Core warrior.
The old fat man kept looked around, and he was unable to bear his boredom and said, “d.a.m.n it, after searching for so long, I haven’t even found a single trace of Jiang Chen. Don’t tell me that guy is dead, that would be too pitiful! He has such a ma.s.sive wealth with him, it would be a big waste if he dies just like that.”
Just when the fat old man was feeling bored, three figures flew in from afar. When the fat old man looked into the direction, his eyes instantly lit up, as he saw young man in white clothes and a dog following him.
“Jiang Chen, wears white clothes, and is about 15-16 years old, and he has a handsome and delicate face. That guy matches the description of those men in the outer perimeter exactly! Also, a majestic big yellow dog following him! Haha, he isn’t death, I’ve struck gold; daddy is going to be rich!”
The fat old man excitedly burst into laughter, as if he had just seen the most precious treasure in this world. Just by looking at Jiang Chen and Big Yellow, he had become extremely excited. Therefore, he didn’t notice Wu Jiu who was flying next to Jiang Chen.
The description of Jiang Chen’s look and clothing had been widespread these last few days, and the most iconic description was of the big yellow dog who was following him. Therefore, this old man could instantly determine that the man and dog were Jiang Chen and Big Yellow, who had disappeared for two and a half months.
“Stop right there!”
The fat old man let out a loud shout, and with a move of his body, he appeared in front of Jiang Chen and Big Yellow.
“Get lost, don’t try to provoke me.”
Jiang Chen said in a cruel manner. He could sense foul intentions from the old man, so he wasn’t polite with him.
“Old man, move aside quickly, don’t delay this master dog’s journey.”
Big Yellow said in a threatening manner.
“Haha, Jiang Chen, you’ve really made me suffer by looking for you! I’ve spent two months searching for your trace, and I thought you were death! But, not only are you not dead, but you are now in front of me, this is perfect, this is a great fortune for me, Liu Peng! So many people are looking for you, but now, you’re in my grip!”
Liu Peng burst out into laughter. He completely considered Jiang Chen his prey, he was a hunter who had finally found the prey he had been hunting for.
“Oh? Why are you looking for me? Who else are searching for me?”
Jiang Chen asked with a frown on his face. His original intention was to just attack and get rid of this old man, but after hearing what the old man said, it looked like there were a lot of things that had happened during his disappearance. Many people were actually searching for him.
“Jiang Chen, don’t tell me you don’t know? The reason behind the chaotic state of Inferno h.e.l.l right now is all because of you! You robbed everyone in the outer perimeter of Inferno City, and those who lost all their belongings were forced to do anything they could in order to survive, and that caused a huge turmoil. Besides that, your behavior has attracted the attention of all powers and alliances in the middle area of Inferno City, many Late Divine Core warriors are looking for you, they want to kill you in order to defend the natural state of Inferno City. Jiang Chen, you are now in my hands, and this can be considered your fortune. As long as you hand all your belongings over to me, I’ll spare your life.”
Liu Peng loudly said.
Jiang Chen and Big Yellow looked at each other, both of them finally saw the light. It was them who had caused the chaotic situation in Inferno h.e.l.l to arise. As for why those Late Divine Core warriors form the middle area were hunting for him, the reason was pretty obvious, and this Liu Peng in front of them was a good example.
“Haha, defending the natural state of Inferno City? What a bulls.h.i.+t reason! Why don’t you just say you’re going after the wealth I got?”
Jiang Chen burst out into laughter. He had taken away all the wealth in the outer perimeter by force, there was no surprise that so many people were eyeing him right now.
“That’s right, the real motive is the enormous wealth you possess. Jiang Chen, don’t waste all your struggle so far, you are no match for me with your cultivation base, hurry up and hand over all your belongings, then I’ll spare your life.”
Liu Peng’s expression became stern, and spoke in a threatening manner.
Hearing this boring and threatening speech, Jiang Chen almost burst out into laughter. But when he turned to Big Yellow and Wu Jiu, he immediately saw the two were actually laughing.
“What are you guys laughing about?!”
Liu Peng shouted.
“We are laughing at you, idiot! You’re going to die, but you’re still trying to act like an overbearing man. Does your family members even know that you are here?
Big Yellow teased the old man while laughing, his saliva dripping all over the place.
“Old man, hand over all your belongings, then I’ll spare your life.”
Jiang Chen returned Liu Peng’s words back to him.
What? Is he robbing me?
Liu Peng was startled. He was here to rob Jiang Chen, but now his target had turned the tables, and was trying to rob him. Something must be wrong with their minds.
“I hope you can listen to what he said, hurry up and hand over all your belongings, perhaps you can still keep your life.”
Wu Jiu warned. He spoke with good intentions.
“Jiang Chen, I am rapidly losing my patience.”
Liu Peng became angry. d.a.m.n it! Who was the hunter, and who was being hunted?
“I’m losing my patience as well. I’ll count to three.”
After saying that, Jiang Chen began counting, “One, two, three.”
“You’re seeking death!”
Liu Peng was furious. He waved his hand and unleashed a rainbow colored energy attack, then he threw it toward Jiang Chen. He was a Late Divine Core warrior, and his initial plan was to scare his target and make him willingly hand over all his belongings. By doing this, he would be able to show off his mightiness as well. But, he never thought that the guy would actually turn the tables and try to rob him. This simply made him ashamed, and he couldn’t bear it any longer.
Jiang Chen let out a cold snort, then he extended his hand towards the sky. In an instant, the True Dragon Palm started cras.h.i.+ng down from the sky, easily destroy the energy attack unleashed by Liu Peng.
The gigantic dragon claw pressed down from the sky above like a huge mountain. It turned into a solid jail, trapping Liu Peng within.
“Break open for me!”
Liu Peng was shocked, and he struggle with all his strength. But too bad, his strength was far from enough to free him from the dragon claw, not to mention escaping from the attack.
“You’re just an old fool who has just broken through to the Late Divine Core realm, your combat strength can’t compare with those Nine Life Crystal Beasts. Trying to fight me is the same as seeking death.”
Jiang Chen said with an extremely cruel voice.
“Impossible, this can’t be happening, you’ve actually broken through to the Divine Core realm! But even if you really are a Divine Core warrior, there is now way you can be so strong! I am a Late Divine Core warrior, why am I not your match?”
Liu Peng was extreme terrified, this was a miserable outcome. He had spent two relentless months searching for Jiang Chen, but in the end, the hunter had become the hunted; the prey turned the table and became the hunter. What a ridiculous moment.
“Old fool, hurry up and hand over all your belongings, including all the clothes you’re wearing. This master dog is going to rob you cleanly!”
Big Yellow arrived in front Liu Peng and started showing off his mightiness.
Hearing that, Liu Peng almost threw up some blood because of anger. If he was robbed clean, even losing all his clothes, how was he going to live in the future?
“Jiang Chen, there is no hatred between us. I apologize for what I did just now, and I hope you can forgive my wrongdoing and spare my life. I, Liu Peng, promise I won’t challenge you in the future.”
Liu Peng looked at Jiang Chen and said, slowly.
“What a load of c.r.a.p.”
Jiang Chen sneered. In an instant, he made the True Dragon Palm squeeze with tremendous force, crus.h.i.+ng and Liu Peng and causing him to explode into a blood mist. He was killed on the spot. Then, Jiang Chen extended his hand and grabbed Liu Peng’s storage ring.
“I do not attack unless I am attacked. Those who try to attack me, they will die!”
A cruel expression filled Jiang Chen’s face. He had always used the most terrifying approaches when handling his enemy, never showing any mercy. Asking for forgiveness was useless, because Jiang Chen understood a fact; if he was weaker and was caught by his enemy, the outcome would be devastating.
“What a strong mind, killing someone without hesitation, this young man is going to be someone great in the future!”
Wu Jiu’s eyes lit up, and he inwardly praised Jiang Chen.
“Little Chen, since so many people from the middle area are hunting for you, there will be a lot of trouble if we return now.”
Big Yellow said.
“Since they consider me their prey, I’ll let them know who the real prey is. I have robbed the entire outer perimeter, and I don’t mind doing the same t the middle area. If I make it, I’m sure my wealth is going to be even bigger.”
A smile emerged on Jiang Chen’s face.