Chapter 31 – The Killing Sword
“Haha, we’ll reach Red city after pa.s.sing this hill. Once we reach Red city, we’ll be entering Misty Rain Tower’s territory. No one will dare to attempt to trouble us. This is an awesome mission; I earned 20 mortal restoration pills from doing almost nothing!”
w.a.n.g Ting and the rest of the mercenaries were all happy and relaxed. When they reach Red city, they would be done with this mission.
A few of the mercenaries had excited looks on their faces, imagining the mortal restoration pills that would soon be in their hands. None of them had noticed the expression on Yan Meng’s face.
Jiang Chen had sharp senses, and he had developed his Divine Sense, allowing him to use mind force. He discovered that Yan Meng was increasingly looking more tense. The other two men from the Yan family were also nervous.
“I knew it wouldn’t be so simple.”
Jiang Chen smiled secretly. Yan Meng was not an idiot. If this wasn’t a dangerous mission, then he wouldn’t have spent so much money hiring so many Qi Hai warriors. He didn’t even start the journey until they had more than 8 men.
Furthermore, after using his Divine Sense, he discovered that the carriage was empty. There was nothing in it. It was being used as a disguise.
“Stay on guard everyone.”
Yan Meng reminded everyone. The mercenaries didn’t really mind what he said.
“Brother w.a.n.g, can I ask you a question? How is the relations.h.i.+p between the Misty Rain Tower and the Lee family?”
Jiang Chen whispered.
“It’s a pretty obvious answer for that question. Two tigers cannot live in the same mountain; our two families are enemies. It’s a matter of life and death.”
w.a.n.g Ting said.
“Do you know what treasure is in that carriage?”
Jiang Chen looked at the carriage and asked with an even lower voice.
“I don’t know. The old man didn’t want to tell us about it, and we can’t ask either. That is one of the mercenary rules. If I had to guess, I’d say it has something to do with the young lady of the Yan family.”
w.a.n.g Ting said.
“Young lady of the Yan family?”
Jiang Chen was surprised.
“Brother Jiang Chen, this is your first time coming to Red city, so you probably don’t know that the chief of the Yan family only has one daughter. She is a sweet apple in everyone’s eyes, but the young lady was born with a weak body, so she is always sick. The Yan family has hired many well-known physicians and many alchemy masters, but they were all clueless. They had all come to the conclusion that this young lady cannot live past 15. As she is now 14 years old, so I’m guessing that there must be some treasure in the carriage that has something to do with the sickness of the young lady. Of course, this is all just a guess.”
w.a.n.g Ting whispered.
“That’s a pity, do you know what kind of sickness this young lady has?”
Jiang Chen asked curiously.
“I don’t know about that, but people have told me that every time the sickness strikes the young lady, she would suffer from a chilling cold so bad it would almost kill her. It’s such a pity, she is only 14 years old.”
w.a.n.g Ting sighed and shook his head, he looked like a man with a caring heart.
Yan Meng looked at the mountain range shrouded completely in darkness in front of him as he shouted to everyone.
The wheel on the carriage made cracking sounds when it started spinning. The group was now moving forwards again.
The sky had gone completely dark after walking for another seven to eight miles. Jiang Chen could feel that the expressions on Yan Meng and the other two men’s faces had become even tenser than before, even their breathing had quickened.
At the same time, Jiang Chen used his Divine Sense and discovered dozens of men were hidden in front of them, all of them emitting powerful killing intent.
Jiang Chen looked up into the moon in the dark sky, a curve appearing on his mouth. A dark, windy night was a night destined for bloodshed.
“Haha, Yan Meng, I’ve been waiting here for long time.”
A loud laugh was heard up ahead. A group of men wearing black suits charged out of their hiding, all of them striking with the intent to kill. They completely blocked the path of Yan Meng and the others.
Jiang Chen scanned them with his Divine Sense, discovering the presence of 11 enemies in front of them. Two of them were at the late stage of the Qi Hai realm, four at the mid stage, and the rest were all at the early stages.
It didn't matter if it was the enemy’s strength or numbers, they were completely outnumbered.
Yan Meng’s expression changed. He had thought to himself that they would be safe after pa.s.sing the hill, but danger had still come for them.
“Lee Long, your Lee family has put in a lot of effort to do this.”
Yan Meng said with a sneer smile on his face.
w.a.n.g Ting and the others had all lost their relaxed state of mind. Looking at the situation in front of them, they started to curse in their minds. They thought that this mission was going to end smoothly, but all of a sudden it went downhill.
The men in front of them must be the Lee family from Red city.
“Yan Meng, hand over the Pure-Yang fruit!”
Lee Long said aggressively.
“Fat chance! The Pure-Yang fruit is to save our young lady’s life, I would rather fight to the death than hand this over to you!”
Yan Meng said.
Now Jiang Chen understood that the mission was to deliver the Pure-Yang fruit safely. This fruit was a rare item and was something that had grown for many years. This Pure-Yang fruit was something that would provide tremendous benefits even for a Heavenly Core warrior.
“If that is the case, then you will die. Kill them all!”
Lee Long ordered the men in a cruel manner.
Jiang Chen was not an idiot, he immediately discovered the true purpose of these actions. The reason why the Lee family wantef the Pure-Yang fruit was not because of its value, but because they wanted the young lady of the Yan family to not be cured. This young lady was treated like a gem by everyone in the Yan family, and if she died then the Yan family will be grieving. There was a saying that if you could make your enemy feel pain, then you would feel thrilled. The Lee family would have an advantage once the Yan family was grieving.
Furthermore, the chance to kill someone powerful from the Misty Rain Tower and damage their family was an opportunity the Lee family would seize no matter what.
The men from the Lee family drew their weapons and circled the caravan. From the looks of it, it was obvious that they had no intention of allowing anyone to leave with their lives today.
“f.u.c.k, what s.h.i.+tty luck for me to get involved with this!”
w.a.n.g Ting was swearing like crazy as he drew out his bright saber. The rest of the men looked nervous as well, they were mercenaries, and they clearly knew what their duties were. They also knew that their enemy won’t let anyone eacape in a situation like this. If they wanted to live, then they would have to fight for it.
“Brother Jiang Chen, run when you have the chance! You’re still young, and this is the first time you came out for experience. Don’t get yourself killed here!”
w.a.n.g Ting said to Jiang Chen.
A curve appeared on Jiang Chen’s mouth. w.a.n.g Ting was a nice man; he was still showing concern for Jiang Chen even at this critical time. For this reason alone, Jiang Chen would have to make sure that w.a.n.g Ting was able to survive today. Furthermore, his opponents were men from the Lee family, his enemies.
Lee Long shouted. He and another late stage Qi Hai warrior started running towards Yan Meng from both sides of the caravan. They didn’t want to give Yan Meng the chance to escape.
At the same time, the rest of the men wearing black suits unleashed their Yuan power and started attacking the mercenaries.
The intense fight had begun. Nearly twenty Qi Hai warriors were fighting each other. Their attacks were so strong that even the rocks on the side of the road were smashed into pieces.
It was just the beginning of the fight, and a man from the mercenaries had already been wounded, a long cut on his arm. Yan Meng was fighting two late stage Qi Hai warriors, and it seemed like he wouldn’t be able to hold on for long. He could only defend himself without striking back.
“A young boy who is still wet behind the ears, how dare you join the mercenaries!? Die!”
A man in black suit held his sword and swung it towards Jiang Chen, the reflection on the sword s.h.i.+ning brightly. He was trying to cut Jiang Chen into two.
Jiang Chen waved his head while standing still. When the sword was about to touch his head, he pointed his finger out, unleas.h.i.+ng a bright beam. A slas.h.i.+ng sound was heard, and both of the man’s palms were removed from his arms. Blood spilled out like a water fountain.
Jiang Chen gripped the handle of the sword that was falling down from the sky and swung it towards the man, directly cutting off the man’s head.
The whole process was so smooth and fast, the man in the black suit didn’t even have the chance to scream, dying instantly.
Everyone present was busy with their own battles, so no one managed to noticed what had just happened.
w.a.n.g Ting was being attacked by two men. He was wounded on his chest and was bleeding crazily from the cut.
“Sons of b.i.t.c.hes! I’ll kill you all.”
A hot tempered man naturally had a bad temper. Being injured was normal for any mercenary, and everyone knew that they were only humans with real flesh. When they became mercenaries, they had put their life into it. They knew that a day like this would come eventually.
w.a.n.g Ting’s eyes were bloodshot. It seemed like he was about to risk it all and go all out.
w.a.n.g Ting’s blade was blocked by one of the two men, and the other man’s attack was approaching him. He was being attacked by two men, and no matter how he tried, he couldn’t defend himself from the other man’s attack. He was going to die, a feeling of despair emerging in his mind.
A long sword penetrated the attacking man’s body, the tip of the blade entering from the man’s back. The man’s movements had stopped completely, and he would never be able to move again.
The cold hard sword was pulled out from the back. w.a.n.g Ting could see Jiang Chen behind that man.
“Brother Jiang Chen!”
w.a.n.g Ting was shocked; he couldn’t believe what he saw.
Another man in a black suit saw his partner being killed from behind. He immediately ditched w.a.n.g Ting and started attacking Jiang Chen.
Jiang Chen swung his sword as fast as a lightning strike. The man’s head flew into the sky, blood raining down from the head whose face was frozen with fright.
w.a.n.g Ting was startled, this was too fast! It was so fast that even he who stood close to Jiang Chen couldn’t see how Jiang Chen killed the man.
This was how Jiang Chen used the sword. There were no special techniques, only speed, speed faster than lightning itself. This kind of sword was a killing sword.
w.a.n.g Ting shook his head violently. He realized he had made a mistake. He had met someone who only pretended to be inexperienced.
Jiang Chen gave w.a.n.g Ting a smile and continued killing with his sword.
What happened next stunned w.a.n.g Ting and the rest of the mercenaries. All of them had their mouths wide open. It was as if they were all in some insane dream.
What they could see was Jiang Chen moving like a wild tiger between the men in the black suits. The sword in his hands kept transforming into cold lightning strikes. Every time he struck his sword, a man would be killed. Everyone was killed by a single strike, and he never struck the same man twice.
What was more terrifying was that all the men he killed didn’t even have the chance to scream. Jiang Chen’s sword had taken away their rights to scream.
In less than a minute’s time, everyone from the Lee family was laying on the ground covered in blood. Their wounded bodies were still twitching. This scene resembled something you could only see in h.e.l.l.
Everyone was staring at the young man wearing a white robe. There was not a single bloodstain on his body even after killing so many people. Contradictory to the b.l.o.o.d.y scene, they could only see a calm expression on his face.