Chapter 363 – Another Crown Prince
A storm had erupted in the once peaceful living quarter area. Qiu Tianba was considered a famous man in the Martial Palace, but because of his arrogant and domineering att.i.tude, his reputation was quite bad. Many people knew he was seeking to cause trouble for Yu Zihan and the other two men today, and they were pitying the poor group. However, it was Qiu Tianba’s screams that were leaving Yu Zihan’s courtyard, this really surprised them.
Although Qiu Tianba was a disgusting man, his strength was not to be underestimated. Therefore, it made the people feel puzzled regarding which man was capable of making him let out such miserable screams. Yu Zihan and the other two weren’t strong enough to do so, and Qiu Tianba had the prince’s support, so no one really wanted to mess with him.
Soon, many people had gathered outside Yu Zihan’s courtyard. But, before they could find out what was going on, four heavy objects were thrown out of the courtyard.
When they took a closer look, no one could recognize them at first glance. All of them were severely beaten and barely recognizable, perhaps even their mothers would be unable to find out which one was their son.
However, the crowd could still recognize Qiu Tianba because of his body size. Right now, Qiu Tianba had lost his arrogant look, his body was covered in blood, and his face was battered to a pulp. He had also lost many of his teeth.
“d.a.m.n it, who did this? This is so brutal, and yet, so satisfying!”
“Who did this to Qiu Tianba? This is truly brutal!”
The people in the crowd couldn’t help but smile as they looked at the miserable Qiu Tianba. His big pig face had been hit at least a few hundred times, and there were multiple fist marks on it. Judging from the size of the fist marks, it looked like there was more than one person beating him just now.
The crowd turned to the courtyard and looked over. However, when they saw a few men standing inside, a strong gust pushed the door, tightly shutting it closed.
“Brother Ba, who did this to you? Was it Yu Zihan? Daddy will get revenge for you!”
Right at this moment, a Peak Divine Core disciple rushed to the scene. His name was Zhang Yuan, a good friend of Qiu Tianba who always hung around him. When he heard Qiu Tianba’s screams just now, he immediately rushed over to the place, and was shocked by their miserable looks.
Zhan Yuan strengthened his energy, and was getting ready to smash the door, pull Yu Zihan and his two friends out, and then give them a serious beating. He wanted to get revenge for his brother Ba. But, after taking two steps, he suddenly realized something was not right, and turned around. He looked once more at Qiu Tianba’s miserable state, and he couldn’t help but tremble.
“The f.u.c.k, even brother Ba was beaten to this state… if I go in there, I would probably become even more miserable… sigh, I’m too impulsive. Luckily, I was able to react quickly.”
Zhang Yuan was actually feeling quite lucky. He quickly walked up to Qiu Tianba and watched as they struggled to open their eyes. Qiu Tianba then told him, “Go… go get prin… prince…”
Qiu Tianba said with an unclear voice while coughing out blood. He instinctively tried saying this while gnas.h.i.+ng his teeth in anger, but since all his teeth were now gone, he couldn’t do that.
“d.a.m.n it, who did this to brother Ba? What a daring b.a.s.t.a.r.d! I’ll go look for the prince now, I don’t care who this guy is; I’ll make sure he dies in the most miserable manner!”
After saying that, Zhang Yuan disappeared from the scene and went to look for the prince.
Qiu Tianba was really p.i.s.sed as he laid on the ground continuously groaning. No one had even done anything like this to him, today was his most disgraceful moment. Perhaps the crowd were laughing at his stupid look.
The other three men huddle up like turtles, whining while lying on the ground. Although they were mighty warriors with great strength, they were still unable to withstand the beating. Han Yan and the group had brutally beaten them, and even broken their Yuan energy flow. It would them a really long time to recover.
“Who did this, actually? Yu Zihan and his friends don’t have the ability to do this.”
“Definitely not Yu Zihan and his friends. I saw a few other people in there just now, but I don’t know who they are. However, not many people in the Martial Palace has the courage to beat Qiu Tianba.”
“Let’s just wait and see. Prince Wu Yan is a man who always sides with his own men, and although he can’t compare to young palace chief and Wu Cong, he’s still a Peak Early Combat Soul warrior, and is much stronger than Qiu Tianba. I’m sure he’ll be here in a moment.”
“Precisely. I think there will be a good show today. Those guys in the courtyard are really daring, but I still think they will have to lower their heads when Prince Wu Yan gets here. After all, he is a prince.”
The crowd was talking amongst each other. No one had seen who were inside the courtyard, but they had seen a few people there, not only Yu Zihan and his two friends.
At this moment, the living quarters had become very lively. Many people had gathered outside Yu Zihan’s courtyard. Waiting to witness a good show later on. They all wanted to know who were daring enough to beat Qiu Tianba in the Martial Palace.
Inside the courtyard, the atmosphere was completely different. The reunion of these old friends was a joyful moment, especially for Yu Zihan and the other two, they were really excited to see Jiang Chen again. Because of Jiang Chen, they had finally gotten rid of Qiu Tianba.
“Brother Jiang, we’ve heard all about your brave adventures on the Island of Ice, you’re truly amazing! Even Prince Wu Cong is no match for you!”
Yu Zihan said with a laugh.
“Looks like we won’t be able to catch up to you for the rest of our lives, junior disciple Jiang.”
Guan Yiyun said with a faint smile on his face. He was happy for Jiang Chen’s incredible growth, but at the same time, he had a bitter feeling in his mind. Back in the day, when Jiang Chen made his debut during the Qi Province compet.i.tion, he was a tiny little shrimp who had just broken through to the Mortal Core realm, and he still needed Guan Yiyun to protect him when he offended Nanbei Chao. Just one year later, Jiang Chen had grown to a level where Guan Yiyun could only look up at him. Compared to this abnormal monster, who could still claim to be geniuses?
“Don’t be discouraged, just cultivate hard in the Martial Palace. With your talents, I’m sure you’ll have no problems breaking through to the Combat Soul realm.”
Jiang Chen said.
“Little Yu has recovered as well, this is great! Senior disciple Han Yan’s strength has also improved a lot, and, I believe you are Nangong Wentian?”
Yu Zihan turned to Nangong Wentian and asked. The story of their adventures in the Island of Ice had spread everywhere. Not only Jiang Chen, even Han Yan, Nangong Wentian, and Big Yellow’s names had been heard by many. All of them were famous now.
Nangong Wentian responded with a smile, then he cupped his fist toward Yu Zihan and the others. He wasn’t too familiar with them, but since they were Jiang Chen’s friends, they were his friends too.
“Brother Jiang, the Shangguan Clan and Myriad Sword Sect are looking for you everywhere. I suppose your purpose for coming to the Martial Palace is to seek shelter?”
Tian Yishan asked.
“For now, the Martial Palace is a relatively safe place for us. But, let’s not talk about me now, you guys should already know most of what has happened. Why does it seem like you three aren’t mixing too well in here?”
Jiang Chen said with a smile. From the fact that Qiu Tianba was here to cause trouble, it wasn’t difficult to tell that these three guys weren’t getting along well here.
“Sigh… there are too many geniuses in the Mortal Palace, and the Divine Core realm means nothing here. Only a Combat Soul warrior can gain a firm foothold here. That Qiu Tianba is a harsh and tyrannical man, and he has Prince Wu Yan’s support. People rarely dare offend him, and furthermore, his father is a king conferred personally be the Majestic Emperor, he is just someone we can’t compare with.”
Guan Yiyun let out a long sigh.
“But this time, that b.a.s.t.a.r.d pushed us too far! He actually sent his servants here to try and occupy our courtyard by force, asking us to move out! That’s why we beat up his servants not long before this, and he came here today to give us trouble for that. If you hadn’t come here, we three would have to suffer.”
When thinking about the possible outcomes, Yu Zihan couldn’t control his temper.
“d.a.m.n it, they’re just a few small shrimps, who do they think they are? He’s lucky his life was spared, if this place wasn’t the Martial Palace, this master dog would have slaughtered them all already!”
Big Yellow was really angry, because he was only able to kill a servant. For him, it was not enough!
“But now that we’ve beaten Qiu Tianba… I don’t think Prince Wu Yan will let us off easily.”
Tian Yishan worriedly said.
“Another crown prince? What cultivation level is he at?”
Jiang Chen asked.
“Wu Yan is the son of the Seventh Emperor, and he came to the Martial Palace to further his cultivation. He’s at the Peak Early Combat Soul realm, just one step away from the mid stage.”
Guan Yiyun said.
“Early Combat Soul warriors are nothing, Little Chen even nearly killed Wu Cong who is a Mid Combat Soul warrior. Furthermore, before we got here, Little Chen killed the Shangguan Clan and Myriad Sword Sect’s number one geniuses, Shangguan Yiqing and Xuan Yuzi. Both of those two were Mid Combat Soul warriors as well.”
Han Yan said.
The trio immediately cried out in surprise. The way they looked at Jiang Chen changed once again. They knew Jiang Chen had defeated Wu Cong, but they hadn’t witnessed it. Also, defeating a Mid Combat Soul warriors and killing one is two completely different concepts.
“But, that Wu Yan is a prince, and we’re at the Martial Palace. Having a conflict with him doesn’t seem like a good choice.”
Tian Yishan was still worried.
“Don’t bother with him. Not coming here would be for his own good. If he does come, hmph! I don’t care what prince he is.”
Jiang Chen harrumphed. He had offended too many people, and nearly even killed Wu Cong outside the Island of Ice. Therefore, he just didn’t care about another prince.
Right after Jiang Chen’s words left his mouth, a dull knocking sound immediately sounded from the door. A split second later, it was smashed to pieces, and four men were revealed outside. Three of them were Early Combat Soul warriors, and the last one was Zhang Yuan, who had went for help.
The leading man wore luxurious looking clothes, his eyebrows were portraying a prideful expression, and his eyes were fierce. His aura was that of a n.o.ble man; this man was Wu Yan! As for the other two Early Combat Soul geniuses, they were both disciples of the Martial Palace who were following Wu Yan.
A prince was always surrounded by servants, this was almost a symbol of a man with a strong background. Just like Qiu Tianba, he always brought a few servants with him.
“Who here was daring enough to beat up my man? Stand out right now!”
Wu Yan looked at everybody inside the courtyard, and arrogantly shouted out.