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Chapter 314 – Stone Golem
“f.u.c.k his granny! Looks like we indeed wasted our time by coming here.”
Old Man Ling Shan said in a gloomy manner.
“We, as rogue cultivators, don’t even have any talented juniors. If we did, we could still let out juniors enter and try their luck.”
Another Combat Soul warrior said.
“Daddy will find myself a genius disciple after leaving this place! This is too depressing…”
The Golden Lion was even more depressed that the others. The Island of Ice had reappeared, but all he could do was stare at it, nothing else. Those mighty warriors from the superpowers were better than him, and although they too couldn’t enter the place, they could still bring the ones from the younger generation along and let them enter.
At this moment, a man suddenly arrived in front of everyone. It was none other than Master Blissful!
“What’s going on? Why aren’t you proceeding further? Also, who killed all those people in the desert?”
Master Blissful looked at the Golden Lion and the rest of the warriors and asked.
“I killed them all.”
Jiang Chen responded to Master Blissful’s question. Only now did Master Blissful noticed Jiang Chen and the others in his group. His expression had a slight change as he recalled the brutal scene left behind in the desert.
Master Blissful let out a sigh as he nodded his head. He knew what happened between Jiang Chen and all those mighty warriors, and when thinking about how everyone’s cultivations were restricted upon entering the desert, it wasn’t hard for Master Blissful to understand what happened. Even so, Master Blissful still admired Jiang Chen’s courage. Because, even for him, superpowers like the Myriad Sword Sect and Shangguan Clan were not someone he wished to offend at all.
“Why is Master Blissful only here now?”
Jiang Chen asked, curiously.
“I b.u.mped into some troubles back at the bottom of the ocean, and I didn’t expect the Island of Ice to reappear. As for you all, why are you still here?”
Master Blissful threw his glance at the nine paths, and couldn’t help but ask.
“Master Blissful, we can’t enter, even you can’t enter. These paths are really bizarre, only those are under 30 years old are allowed to enter. Those older than thirty will die immediately upon stepping onto the path.”
Old Man Ling Shan said with a smile on his face.
Master Blissful’s expression changed.
“Master Blissful, what Old Man Ling Shan said is correct. This is what we’ve found out.”
Nangong Wentian said.
Hearing the cruel fact, Master Blissful was stunned on the spot. In the next second, he could really see that all those who stepped onto the paths were all young man. Finally, he couldn’t help but let two words escape from his mouth, “The f.u.c.k?!”
Regarding most men, this situation indeed left them speechless. The treasure was right in front of them, but they could only stare at it! It was really difficult to explain the feeling.
“This is fate. When the current emperor entered the Island of Ice, I believe he was only 20 years old. But, unfortunately, the Island of Ice only appears once every 100 years, we can only blame the fact we weren’t born at the right time. As for now, what we can do now is find a way to leave this island somewhere else. If we’re lucky, we might be able to find some treasures along our way.”
The Golden Lion said. Although all these 30 year old and above warriors felt extremely depressed, this was a fact they had to accept; there was nothing else they could really do. They couldn’t just ignore the rules and kill themselves by stepping onto the path.
“Little Chen, let’s delay no more, we need to quickly enter!”
Nangong Wentian was really impatient.
Jiang Chen once again furrowed his brows. For the first time in this life; he was feeling uncertainty!
“Little Chen, what’s wrong with you?”
Han Yan could finally see an ugly expression on Jiang Chen’s face.
Jiang Chen replied with a smile.
“If nothing, let’s hurry up and enter!”
Big Yellow was impatient as well.
“Hey Big Yellow, just how old of a dog are you? Don’t get yourself killed!”
Nangong Wentian turned to Big Yellow Dog and said.
“Get lost! You’re the old dog! d.a.m.n it! Daddy is a mighty and formidable being! I’m still young, how could I possibly be more than 30 years old?!”
Big Yellow bared his teeth and threw an angry glance at Nangong Wentian.
Jiang Chen didn’t know what to do at this moment, but no matter what, he couldn’t let go off this rare opportunity in front of him. Furthermore, he could really feel something beckoning for him within this Island of Ice.
Jiang Chen grit his teeth; he had to do it no matter what!
“Which path should we choose?”
Han Yan asked.
“Any one of them. It won’t be a peaceful journey no matter which path we choose.”
Jiang Chen simply threw his glance at the fourth path. He took a deep breath and started walking toward it with vigorous steps.
“Master Blissful, we’re leaving now. If I do find some good treasures, I’ll share a portion with you when I return.”
Nangong Wentian started laughing, and he was the first one to step onto the path. He was about the same age as Han Yan, about 20 years old this year. Therefore, he had no issues proceeding further.
In the blink of an eye, Han Yan, Big Yellow, and Nangong Wentian had all stepped onto the path. Jiang Chen once again took a deep breath, then he finally took a big step and stepped onto the path as well. In an instant, he could feel his soul trembling, which stunned Jiang Chen. But luckily, the trembling only lasted for a second, and Jiang Chen’s situation stabled down immediately.
Jiang Chen let out a long sigh of relief. Finally, he could relax.
“d.a.m.n, I was lucky it only selected based on age of the body, and didn’t touch my soul. If it did touch my soul… with daddy’s millennium old soul, I would instantly die.”
Jiang Chen inwardly felt very lucky.
“Little Chen, why can I feel there’s something wrong with your emotions?”
Han Yan curiously asked. After having been with Jiang Chen for so long, Jiang Chen had always remained calm no matter what he was facing; no matter how bit the obstacle, of how dangerous the situation was. Not once has Jiang Chen had such a big fluctuation in his emotions.
“Nothing, I was just thinking about something else just now. Let’s go, I don’t think the path in front of us is going to be safe, we better be extra careful.”
Jiang Chen reminded everyone. Cultivating the Great Soul Derivation skill had given him extraordinary senses, he could accurately sense the unusualness of this Island of Ice. But, great danger was always accompanied by great opportunities. In order to obtain an incredible treasure, they would have to be prepared for the danger awaiting.
Han Yan and Nangong Wentian both nodded their heads. In such an environment, even with their strong cultivations, they would have to be extra careful. This Island of Ice was filled with a lot of bizarre things, and the paths they were now walking on had even killed a Combat Soul warrior! It wasn’t difficult to imagine what would happen if the devastating force was applied to them; they would too be killed in an instant!
The path was really quiet, and silence filled their journey. The only sound they could hear was the sound of their footsteps. The group walked the path with solemn expressions, trying to be as careful as possible.
“I have a feeling that this path is going to be long.”
Nangong Wentian said.
“There are cracks everywhere on this path, and it’s emanating an ancient aura. I wonder how many years it has existed, it’s really giving me an eerie feeling.”
Han Yan furrowed his brows.
“Everything here looks unusual, so we can’t be too careless. I’m sure this path won’t be peaceful.”
Jiang Chen’s instincts told him that this path wouldn’t be as peaceful as it seemed.
The group walked forwards for nearly an hour at a consistent speed. Suddenly, they heard a miserable shriek sound out not far in front of them!
The shriek sounded really eerie, as if it came from an inhuman creature.
Jiang Chen and the group sped up, and shortly after, they saw a man motionlessly lying in a pool of blood about 30 meters in front of them.
It was a shocking scene, the man’s head had completely exploded! All that was left was a headless body. Blood flowed out from the neck, and it looked very frightening.
“He’s the man who entered before us. What a pity.”
Han Yan said.
“This man was an Early Divine Core warrior, and judging from the wound, his head must have exploded from a punch. It doesn’t seem like he was able to fight back either.”
Nangong Wentian said.
“Be careful, some unknown creatures might live here.”
Jiang Chen’s eyes lit up.
“How can you tell?”
Nangong Wentian asked Jiang Chen.
“Not many people chose the same path as us, and none of them had incredible cultivations. At least, none of them had the ability to make an Early Divine Core warrior’s head explode, much less the ability to do so without him being able to fight back. Also, there are no treasures here, so there’s no reason to fight amongst each other. Before leaving the paths, I don’t think anyone will have a desire to fight amongst each other.”
Jiang Chen concluded.
“Little Chen is right. Since the warrior wasn’t killed by a human, there must be some other creatures hidden around.”
Han Yan’s expression changed slightly.
Jiang Chen suddenly shouted out loudly. With extremely fast speed, he punched toward Han Yan’s back.
A loud bang was heard. Jiang Chen’s fist had hit something.
Han Yan immediately turned around. What he saw was a huge rock much taller than him standing behind him. It was a gigantic yellow stone golem, and it had clearly existed for quite a long time.
The huge stone golem had hands and legs, and its appearance resembled a human’s. The only difference was that it didn’t have any facial figures, it was a rock that could move around. It gave an eerie feeling to those who looked at it.
Having suffered Jiang Chen’s heavy punch, cracks started appearing on the stone golem’s body. Soon, it shattered, and small rock pieces were scattered around the place.
“d.a.m.n it, what is this thing? Where did it come from, and why couldn’t I sense it behind me?”
Han Yan couldn’t help but curse. He felt really scared right now. If not for Jiang Chen attacking it in time, he might have been hurt by this stone golem.
“Be careful, it seems like these stone golems exist in another dimension. We can’t see them or touch them, but they can come out and attack us whenever they want. It looks like this man was killed by this stone golem’s sudden attack.”
Jiang Chen said.
“Although these stone golems are pretty strong, they’re no match for me. However, since they are hiding in another dimension, it’ll be really hard for us to prevent their sneak attacks.”
Han Yan furrowed his brows. His combat strength was quite strong, and his senses were quite sensitive. But, these stone golems moved in a ghostly manner, he just couldn’t sense it when it appeared behind him.
“There are more of them here.”
Jiang Chen squared down and picked up a small rock. After carefully examining it, he said, “There aren’t any Yuan energy ripples on this stone golem, they attack purely using their body strength. This is the reason why we are having difficulties sensing them. Furthermore, they have no vital signs, and they only know how to attack anything they come across, sneakily. Luckily, once we shatter them, they will be completely dead.”
Han Yan and Nangong Wentian both had solemn expressions. The danger lurking within the dark was the most frightening one. They didn’t understand anything about these stone golems, and had no idea why these creatures existed here. With these mysterious stone golems, the path in front of them wouldn’t be peaceful any longer!