Chapter 247 – Mysterious Blood Talisman
Wu Jiu, Xuan Ye and all the other people were stunned. They kept staring at Jiang Chen who was covered by the blood red lights. They couldn’t believe what they were looking at, especially Xuan Ye and Guan Yiyun. Both of them were a.s.saulted by these blood red lights, and they knew how terrifying it was. But, Jiang Chen seemed like he was unharmed, even though he was completely covered by them.
“The blood red light has accepted Little Chen!”
Big Yellow’s eyes lit up.
Right at this moment, Jiang Chen was completely covered by the blood red lights. Not only did he feel no fear or threat, he felt like he was showering in the warmest sunlight; it was extremely comfortable. The blood red lights were gently rubbing themselves on his body, expressing their intimacy with Jiang Chen.
“It looks like these blood red lights have sentience, but why do they show their intimacy to me? I’ve never seen anything like this before, and it’s also the first time I’ve seen that blood red dragon carving on the stone door.”
Jiang Chen was surprised, he never thought that this could happen. After seeing how Xuan Ye and Guan Yiyun were injured by these blood red lights, he thought he wouldn’t be able to get the treasure anymore. He had never thought that these blood red lights would come to him by themselves.
“Regardless of why this is happening, I’ll have to go behind the stone door and get the treasure, then I’ll use it to deal with the Earth Devil.”
Jiang Chen had the ability to remain calm under any emergency. And since the blood red lights didn’t harm him, it was actually good news.
“Buddy, try and push the stone door and see if you can open it. Those blood red lights have accepted you; that means only you can open the stone door. If you fail, we’ll never be able to get the treasure behind the door.
Big Yellow said.
Jiang Chen nodded his head. Walking with big steps, he arrived in front of the stone door. He slowly extended both hands and place them on the door, then he started pus.h.i.+ng with tremendous force. However, the door was still not moving, and there were more blood red lights shooting out from. Although the lights didn’t attacked him, and showed the same intimacy as before, they still showed no sign of moving aside and letting the door open.
“Since these blood red lights have accepted me, why can I still not open the door? I’ll try with my yuan energy.”
After that, Jiang Chen began circulating the Dragon Transformation skill. Just as he began to circulate it in order to open the door, clicking sounds immediately from the stone door. It had opened up by itself. At the same time, the blood red lights were wildly bouncing around, as if they were filled with joy and excitement.
“Look, the stone door is slowly opening, chief Jiang isn’t being attacked by those blood red lights!”
w.a.n.g Heng said in a surprised manner.
The stone door was completely opened, and a deep popping sound could be heard after. Then, countless dazzling blood red lights shot out from behind the door. They were so bright that everyone were forced to close their eyes.
Finally, everyone opened their eyes when the lights started dimming down. They immediately looked at the scene behind the stone door. It was a completely sealed secret chamber, and there was nothing there except for a blood red talisman hovering in the center. Aside from the talisman, nothing else could be found. All those blood red lights were actually unleashed by this blood red talisman.
“Look, it’s a blood talisman!”
Guan Yiyun said.
The mysterious blood talisman was hovering in middle of the air, and it kept producing buzzing sounds. At the same time, a divine and ancient aura was constantly leaking out from it. It was so dazzling that it was difficult to stare right at it. On the surface of this blood talisman, mysterious carved patterns could be seen, and even Jiang Chen couldn’t understand the meaning of these patterns.
“What is this blood talisman? I can actually feel that it’s sentient!”
Xuan Ye was really astonished by it.
“A supreme aura! It looks like this talisman represented something mighty, an existence even I can’t tell what is.”
Wu Jiu was shocked as well. It was just a talisman, but it had given them a rare feeling, as if they were looking at a supreme lord standing in front of them, and causing them to want to wors.h.i.+p it from the bottom of their hearts.
“I don’t know why, but when looking at this blood talisman, my bloodline began fluctuating. I’m sure this blood talisman is the reason why those demons and devils haven’t dared attack Inferno City.”
Big Yellow kept staring at the blood talisman with bright eyes. He had a rarely seen serious expression on his face.
Jiang Chen took two steps forward and entered the secret chamber. He looked up at the blood talisman, then a puzzled look emerged in his eyes. For an unknown reason, he actually felt a brief kins.h.i.+p toward the blood talisman.
This was an absurd feeling. Past life and current life, Jiang Chen was pretty sure he had never seen this blood talisman before, and he had no relation with this blood talisman. However, the feeling of kins.h.i.+p came from his soul, it was an uncertain feeling that really existed.
Jiang Chen extended his hand, then, as if the blood talisman could sense Jiang Chen’s movement, it jumped into his palm by itself. The palm-sized blood talisman was violently pulsating as it fell into Jiang Chen’s palm. Jiang Chen could clearly feel the blood talisman’s excitement. This was just a talisman, not a living creature, but it actually had its own mind.
When Jiang Chen stroked the blood talisman, his Dragon Transformation skill began circulating without his control. Jiang Chen was startled by this change. Ever since he had begun cultivating this skill, this was the first time something like this had happened. It was just a skill, but why was it circulating itself without its master’s control? This was bizarre!
As the Dragon Transformation’s skill circulation became faster and faster, the intimate feeling between the blood talisman and Jiang Chen’s soul was getting stronger and stronger, giving Jiang Chen a feeling that he and this blood talisman was actually just one ent.i.ty.
“What’s happening? Why do I have such a strong feeling of kins.h.i.+p toward it? Perhaps this blood talisman is related to the Dragon Transformation skill?”
Jiang Chen was truly shocked. Even with his strong mind, he still felt that this was really crazing. He had lived two lives, and was once the greatest Saint in the world. He had gone through death and come back to life; his experiences had given him a strong mind that no one else could compare with. However, what was happening right now had once again distracted his soul.
“Little Chen, just what is this blood talisman actually?”
Big Yellow asked.
Jiang Chen turned around and looked at everyone in confusion, then he shook his head and said, “I don’t know.”
“How can you not know? Only you could get hold of this blood talisman, and if you don’t know what it is, how are you going to use it to deal with the Earth Devil?”
Big Yellow said in a hopeless manner.
“I really have no idea what it is. But, what I do know is, with this blood talisman, we’ll be able to deal with the Earth Devil. Or, put it this way, it can help us restrain the Earth Devil.”
After all, Jiang Chen was a man with a strong mind. In just a short moment, he had regained his calm from the confused state. Then, he walked out from the secret chamber with blood talisman in hand.
“So this is the treasure hidden in Inferno City. This place has existed for such a long time, and this is the first time someone has discovered the blood talisman.”
Xuan Ye said as he stared at the blood talisman in Jiang Chen’s palm.
“But we don’t know what the use this blood talisman is, and we also don’t know how much power it can release.”
w.a.n.g Heng said while curling his lips.
“Even a Combat Soul warrior was injured by the blood red lights unleashed by it, what do you think?”
Yang Meng slapped w.a.n.g Heng’s head and gave him a look of disdain.
“Brother Jiang, what did you say just now? Use this blood talisman to deal with the Earth Devil?”
Xuan Ye recalled Jiang Chen’s words just now, and immediately asked him with a surprised expression.
“That’s right. My purpose for coming to Inferno h.e.l.l is to kill the Earth Devil, as I need its demon soul. However, this Earth Devil is too strong, and there is no way we can defeat it. But, with this blood talisman’s help, I’m sure it will help us greatly with restraining the Earth Devil, and that will give us the perfect opportunity to kill it.”
Jiang Chen said.
“Xuan Ye, you have to help brother Jiang kill the Earth Devil.”
Wu Jiu said.
“Of course. However, that Earth Devil is really strong, I actually fought it once.”
Xuan Ye said. He could still remember the scene where he fought the Earth Devil, and it still gave him a daunting feeling.
“What? You’ve fought the Earth Devil before? That means you know where to find it?”
Jiang Chen looked at Xuan Ye. Those words were really good news.
“That was two years ago. I went to the center of Inferno h.e.l.l when searching for Lord Jiu, then I b.u.mped into the Earth Devil. Its cultivation was stronger than mine, but with its mighty devilish force and incredible combat strength, we fought intensely, and I was no match for it at all. Finally, I was able to escape from the fight, badly wounded. Since then, two years have pa.s.sed, and I’m afraid the Earth Devil is even stronger now. It might not have broken through to the Mid Combat Soul realm, but I’m sure it’s at least a peak Combat Soul monster. I don’t really know its exact condition, as I only b.u.mped into it by accident.”
Xuan Ye explained what happened. He hadn’t found the devil cave yet, or else, he might already have found a trace of Wu Jiu.
“Enter the devil cave, we’ll definitely find the Earth Devil in there.”
Wu Jiu concluded.
“Haha, what are we waiting for? Let’s proceed to the devil cave now!”
Big Yellow was really excited. He could still remember being hunted by the Combat Soul Evil Devil back in the devil cave, and it gave him a really bad memory. Now, he wanted to return and get revenge.
“We don’t have to rush. Although we’ve obtained the blood talisman, we can’t allow any accidents to happen while dealing with the Earth Devil. Brother Xuan Ye was wounded by the blood red lights, so let’s wait for him to recover before we proceed to the devil cave. At the same time, all of us will use this time to adjust our conditions. I’ll give brother Jiu some pills and natural essences that can help speed up his recovery, then we’ll proceed to the devil cave in three days.”
Jiang Chen strengthened his spirit. He didn’t want any unforeseen accidents to happen. Although their time was limited, and he had to kill the Earth Devil as soon as possible, Jiang Chen didn’t like to start a battle without confidence, especially since this concerned Han Yan’s life.
“Alright, we’ll do as you said.”
Wu Jiu nodded his head. Although he had recovered to the Early Divine Core realm, in order to deal with the Earth Devil, this cultivation level was worthless. With three days, and a huge amount of natural essences and pills, he was confident he could go back to the peak Divine Core realm. With his cultivation base at the peak Divine Core realm, his combat strength could be considered equal to an ordinary Combat Soul warrior’s combat strength. At that point of time, with Xuan Ye’s help, their chances of defeating the Earth Devil would be greater.
Jiang Chen had robbed nearly all the warriors in Inferno City, and his wealth was so enormous that it could actually pile up into a gigantic mountain. There were all sorts of pills and medicines in his storage rings, almost an endless supply.
Jiang Chen also needed some time to stabilize his cultivation. Also, with three days’ time, he could spend some time researching the blood talisman.
Three days flashed by. Outside the Burning Sky Pavilion, Duan Jianhong brought a couple of Divine Core Sect Elders from the Heavenly Sword Sect, and arrived at the Burning Sky Pavilion before Nanbei Chao’s deadline. They were ready to surrender.