Chapter 264 – A Single Slip May Cause Everlasting Sorrow
A hundred years, Jiang Chen cut open the gate to the Realm of Immortals, and when he did that, an immortal light slipped out. In other words, it was Jiang Chen who brought Nanbei Chao to this realm. And now, both of them were irreconcilable enemies of life and death.
The powerful Immortal Spirit Body couldn’t be easily killed. Jiang Chen had inflicted Nanbei Chao with serious injuries, but in the end, he still slipped away. Jiang Chen didn’t manage to kill him.
“I don’t care if you’re any Immortal Spirit or a mortal. If I, Jiang Chen can defeat you once, I’ll be able to defeat you twice, and a third time if need be. When you offended me, your path towards becoming a ruler changed into a path towards becoming a beggar.”
Jiang Chen’s eyes were cold and penetrating. He had no idea how strong one with an Immortal Spirit Body could become, but he had no fear of it at all. Furthermore, because of today’s battle, Jiang Chen had cast a permanent shadow in Nanbei Chao’s heart.
The Qi Province was only Nanbei Chao’s first stop on his path towards becoming a ruler, but it had ended with defeat; he was mercilessly destroyed by Jiang Chen. This had seriously affected Nanbei Chao’s ability to continue cultivating his Imperious Ruler skill, this incident would become a huge obstacle in his cultivation path.
“Is Nanbei Chao dead?”
“I don’t think so, it seems like he slipped away.”
“He could actually escape in such a conditions? Looks like he really is a man with special abilities. I heard that Nanbei Chao was born from an Immortal Spirit, I wonder if this is true.”
“So what if he really was born from an Immortal Spirit, he was still defeated by senior disciple Jiang Chen. No matter how strong he is, he is just a small obstacle in senior disciple Jiang Chen’s path.”
Nanbei Chao was seriously injured, and had escaped. This caused everyone from the Black Sect and Valley of Happiness to happily cheer. Excitement could be found on all their faces.
“Jiang Chen! Jiang Chen! Jiang Chen! …”
It was unclear who started shouting, but soon, everyone began shouting his name. Even the Divine Core elders were shouting together. With all their yuan energy and strength, their shouts shook the nine heavens. It was as if they wanted the name to be heard by every single inch of the entire Qi Province.
Everyone were shouting with respect. Right at this moment, Jiang Chen’s weight in these peoples’ hearts became heavier and heavier; he had become a man whom everyone would throw themselves at his feet.
Respect. That’s right. From today onwards, even Daoist Black and Granny Feng would respect Jiang Chen from the bottom of their hearts.
Today was a day for major change, it was a day that would definitely be remembered in the Qi Province’s history, and the name Jiang Chen would be told for generations to him. He had become the number one person in the Qi Province.
For all disciples and elders here, the twists in today’s events had caused them to feel as if their emotions were riding on a huge wave. If Jiang Chen hadn’t returned at the right time, no one could imagine how many of them would be here, cheering. Most likely, none of them would be cheering, and the bodies of those from the Burning Sky Pavilion would be replaced by them.
This was a great lifesaving deed, the greatest kindness underneath the heavens. Not only had Jiang Chen saved the Black Sect; he had also saved their lives.
Compared to the Black Sect and Valley of Happiness’s excitement, there were three men who had pale white faces. Obviously, they were Zhao Chongyang, Duan Jianhong, and Fan Zhongtang who had been completely crippled by Jiang Chen.
“Sigh… There’s already a Nanbei Chao, why did the heavens give birth to another one, Jiang Chen…”
Zhao Chongyang let out a sigh as his face pointed towards the sky. Nanbei Chao was a peerless genius, but being born in the same era as Jiang Chen was his biggest misfortune.
Jiang Chen calmed his mind down. Then, he descended from the skies, landing in front of all disciples and elders. He threw his glance at the seriously injured Duan Jianhong and Zhao Chongyang.
“I wonder what you two are feeling right now.”
Jiang Chen said with a smile on his face.
“Jiang Chen, you’ve really surprised us. I, Zhao Chongyang didn’t take you seriously even in my wildest dreams. If I had paid more attention to you, the Burning Sky Pavilion wouldn’t have been destroyed today.”
Zhao Chongyang said with a bitter smile on his face. If he knew Jiang Chen would become such a huge threat to his future, he would have killed him half a year ago, regardless of anything.
Duan Jianhong on the other side felt extremely regretful as well. His first regret was similar to Zhao Chongyang, he didn’t pay enough attention to Jiang Chen earlier. But his second regret was that he shouldn’t have surrendered to the Burning Sky Pavilion. If he made the same decision as the Valley of Happiness, fighting Nanbei Chao with the combined force of the three big sects, he would not be in his current state.
“Everything belongs to the victor, and you were defeated. This is a war that you can only pay for with your life; defeat means death. Zhao Chongyang, since you’re one of the biggest powers in the Qi Province, I’ll give you the chance to kill yourself.”
Jiang Chen said with an indifferent tone.
Zhao Chongyang let out a loud laugh filled with miser. Suddenly, he completely stopped laughing, and cracking sounds could be heard from his body. After that, streams of blood shot out from his body. The Burning Sky Pavilion’s Sect Chief, one of the most powerful men in the Qi Province had just killed himself.
Zhao Chongyang’s death didn’t cause Jiang Chen to have any change in his expression. In the next second, he turned to Duan Jianhong. When Duan Jianhong sensed Jiang Chen looking at him, he lost control of his body, and his soul trembled. He didn’t want to die! The more intelligent a man was, the more scared he was of death. When death arrived by his side… that sensation was extremely terrifying.
“Jiang Chen, can you spare my life? I promise, from now on, the Heavenly Sword Sect will pledge its loyalty to you!”
Duan Jianhong’s face became extremely pale as he repeatedly begged for forgiveness.
“Do you think I care about the Heavenly Sword Sect? Duan Jianhong, you are a smart guy, but usually, a smart man can easily be ruined by his own intelligence. You have to bear the consequences of your mistakes. I’ll give you the same chance, just kill yourself.”
Jiang Chen said. He was like a king sitting on his throne, deciding whether or not a man should live or die.
“No, I don’t want to die!”
Duan Jianhong’s body was trembling. He knew the death was coming; his heart was filled with infinite despair.
“A single slip may cause everlasting sorrow, if you don’t want to kill yourself, I’ll give you a hand.”
Jiang Chen waved his hand, unleas.h.i.+ng a bright lights that quickly cut through Duan Jianhong’s throat, sending his fat head high up into the sky. Blood streamed out from his neck, it was a horrifying scene, with a touch of evil.
This was Jiang Chen’s approach, he never showed any mercy to his enemies. Everyone from the Black Sect knew about Jiang Chen’s fierce and resolute character, so they didn’t react much to his actions. But, those from the Valley of Happiness were incredibly frightened. This young man who only seemed to be 17 years old was too brutal! He just killed two of the most powerful men in the Qi Province without even blinking his eyes.
At the same time, all disciples and elders from the Valley of Happiness felt glad they joined forces with the Black Sect. If they chose the strong side, their destinies might not have been any better than the other two big sects.
“Jiang Chen, I knew you wouldn’t disappoint me! I can’t even believe how you could grow with such incredible speed.”
Daoist Black said with a smile on his face. Although he had been badly injured, he just couldn’t help but be excited. The Qi Province’s structure had been tremendously changed right now, and he had become the biggest winner.
And obviously, Jiang Chen’s ambitions weren’t limited to this tiny Qi Province, he had become the strongest man in the Qi Province, and he had no reason to stay here. Jiang Chen was definitely going to go to a bigger place, and then, Daoist Black would be the Qi Province’s ultimate leader.
At this moment, Tian Yishan and Guan Yiyun flew over to Daoist Black.
“Greetings, Sect Chief.”
Both men bowed toward Daoist Black at the same time. As disciples from the Black Sect, they were like all the other disciples; Daoist Black had an irreplaceable position in their hearts.
“Good, Yishan, you’re back as well. Yiyun has also broken through to the Divine Core realm, the Black Sect’s most glorious era is coming!”
Daoist Black looked at both disciples with a smile on his face..
“It’s all thanks to junior disciple Jiang. If not for him, both of us would have died in Inferno h.e.l.l by now.”
Guan Yiyun said.
Daoist Black nodded his head. He had absolute belief in what Guan Yiyun said. Jiang Chen had only been in Inferno h.e.l.l for three months, but he had grown so much. Without thinking further, he already knew that Jiang Chen must have gotten some ma.s.sive benefits in Inferno h.e.l.l.
“Young master Jiang is a talented man, you have my respect. I want to thank young master Jiang for saving us, the Valley of Happiness.”
Granny Feng came in front of Jiang Chen and bowed her head. With her status, bowing toward a young man really showed how great Jiang Chen’s status was right now.
“This is Granny Feng, the Valley of Happiness’s Chief. If not for her combining their forces with ours, I’m afraid we wouldn’t have been able to survive until you returned.”
Daoist Black Said. After this tough battle, the relations.h.i.+p between the Black Sect and Valley of Happiness had become much better.
“Perfect! From today onwards, the Valley of Happiness will be in an alliance with the Black Sect. I promise that the Valley of Happiness’s home will never be intruded by anyone. In the Qi Province, you will have an eternal home.”
Jiang Chen said. He immediately a.s.sured Granny Feng with an amazing promise.
Hearing this, Granny Feng immediately felt pleasant joy. Finally, she could have a peace of mind. She had been worried about this. Although Jiang Chen had defeated Nanbei Chao, he might also have the same goal as Nanbei Chao, wanting to rule the entire Qi Province by himself. If he really did that, the Valley of Happiness would have no ability to stop him at all.
But Jiang Chen’s words had clearly expressed where he stood. Granny Feng had no intentions of ruling the Qi Province together with the Black Sect. As long as the Black Sect allowed the Valley of Happiness independency so that they could live their own life, Granny Feng would be more than happy.
“Buddy, Huo Yuner just left.”
Big Yellow said.
Jiang Chen turned around and saw a trail of fire far away from him, and soon, it disappeared from his sight. Seeing this, a smile appeared on Jiang Chen’s face. He knew the reason why Huo Yuner had helped him today. Huo Yuner didn’t want to owe Jiang Chen anything. Huo Yuner was just a martial maniac, and from some angles, Jiang Chen liked this man.
“Jiang Chen, what should we do with the Burning Sky Pavilion and Heavenly Sword Sect’s headquarters?”
Daoist Black asked.
“Sect Chief, all these matters are up to you to decide. I have something more important to do.”
After saying that, Jiang Chen turned around and flew straight toward Guo Shan’s mountain peak.
Seeing this, Daoist Black’s expression turned cold, then he followed Jiang Chen. Many of the injured elders and Heavenly Core disciples followed Daoist Black.
It was time for payback, all of them wanted to settle the score with Fan Zhongtang; this traitor had to pay for what he had done! Because of Fan Zhongtang, the Black Sect had lost many elders and disciples in today’s war.
On the mountain peak, Fan Zhongtang was still struggling underneath Yu Zihan’s foot. When he saw the huge amount of people appearing around him at the same time, his body began to violently tremble.