Chapter 385 – The New Plot
Everyone in the Martial Saint Palace thought Jiang Chen was just making up an excuse, and it was a really bad excuse. Even in Wu Jiu’s mind, it wasn’t a wise decision to offend the Imperial Emperor because of a broken Emperor Weapon.
“Tenth Emperor, how do you know I can’t smelt it? This sword is my Natal Weapon, and if the Tenth Emperor isn’t satisfied with my answer, you can use your combat weapon and hit my sword.”
After saying that, Jiang Chen directly drew out the Heavenly Saint Sword. The sword had been seen by many people, so it was no secret. Therefore, Jiang Chen didn’t fear revealing it to the Imperial Emperor.
When the Heavenly Saint Sword was drawn out, it immediately caused the atmosphere in the Martial Saint Palace to vibrate and produce a loud buzzing sound. The crystal-like sword body shone brightly, making it difficult for people to stare directly at it.
“What an amazing sword, this sword can definitely be considered a peak Superior Weapon, it’s even leaking out the aura of a King Weapon!”
Tiangang Yi’s expression changed. He was actually an expert at making combat weapons, and although he didn’t feel like admitting it, there were no other Superior Weapons that could compare with Jiang Chen’s. At least, none of the combat weapons owned by anyone on the spot could compare with it. If there was one combat weapon that could that could surpa.s.s this world, it would be the Imperial Emperor’s King Weapon.
“I’ve heard that Jiang Chen had an extremely razor sharp sword as mighty as a King Weapon. Cong’er was defeated by him because of this sword, and all those Combat Soul geniuses from the Shangguan Clan and Myriad Sword Sect were killed by this sword. Looks like the rumors were true.”
The Tenth Emperor said, shocked by the sword.
Wu Jiu couldn’t help but praise. A magnificent sword like this could easily dazzle anyone who saw it. The most shocked man on the spot was actually the Imperial Emperor. He was the man with the strongest cultivation here, and after reaching the Combat King realm, his senses had reached a level that none of the others in this room could compare with. However, for some unknown reason, this peak Superior Weapon actually gave him a faint pressure. This was a really rare situation for the Imperial Emperor.
“Jiang Chen, I really didn’t expect you to have such amazing talent, enough to forge the broken piece of the Emperor Weapon into your own combat weapon! It looks like you are indeed a man with great talent! In my opinion, you should give the sword to the Imperial Emperor, as a token of appreciation!”
The Seventh Emperor suggested. He didn’t even try to hide his sinister.
He wasn’t alone, Shangguan Sheng and Tiangang Yi both wore vicious smiles as well. They thought there was no way they could get revenge now, but unexpectedly, the whole situation had made U-turn. The Imperial Emperor clearly had a great interest in Jiang Chen’s sword. Or, put it this way, he was greatly interested in that broken Emperor Weapon piece. If Jiang Chen refused to give him the Heavenly Saint Sword, it would truly be no different from not giving any face to the Imperial Emperor, and after Jiang Chen had offended the Imperial Emperor, he just wouldn’t have any good endings in the Eastern Continent.
Two bright beams shout out from Jiang Chen’s eyes. He threw his glance at the Seventh Emperor’s disgusting face with a strong desire to leave a shoe mark on this evil person’s face.
Appreciation? Appreciation your f.u.c.king sister!
If the Imperial Emperor really appreciated Jiang Chen, he wouldn’t have asked him to complete an impossible mission. And now, he was trying to take away Jiang Chen’s Heavenly Saint Sword. What kind of appreciation is this?
Jiang Chen had a strong desire to go a rampage right now, but he did know the difference between himself and the Imperial Emperor. This was not the time for him to fall out with the Imperial Emperor, there were just no benefits of doing so, and Jiang Chen was no longer a loner, he had family and friends, so he needed to think twice before making any decision.”
“This sword is my Natal Weapon. I believe the Imperial Emperor knows what a Natal Weapon is, it is linked with my own life, and if I give it to someone else, I’ll suffer a serious injury. The Imperial Emperor is the ultimate ruler who sits high above all, and you possess a mighty King Weapon. I believe you don’t want my sword.
Jiang Chen put the Heavenly Saint Sword back into his storage ring, then cupped his fist toward the Imperial Emperor once again.
An obscure cold light leaked out from the Imperial Emperor’s eyes, and although it was really obscure, Jiang Chen still noticed it, causing him to feel uneasy.
“Jiang Chen, you’re thinking too much. I never said I want your Natal Weapon, I only said I wanted to have a look at that broken piece of the legendary Emperor Weapon. Since you have already merged it with your Natal Weapon, just forget it.”
The Imperial Emperor said with a smile. There was an obvious unsatisfied expression hidden within his smile, and everyone on the spot could clearly see it.
“Alright, that’s all, you can all leave.”
The Imperial Emperor waved his hand and disappeared from the palace.
“Brother Jiu, let’s go.”
Jiang Chen turned around and left the Martial Saint Palace in a bad mood. Soon, he disappeared from the sky above the Martial Saint Dynasty.
“Hmph! What a lucky b.a.s.t.a.r.d, he actually escaped this time!”
The Seventh Emperor coldly harrumphed.
“Although he managed to escape this time, it doesn’t mean he’ll be able to escape a second time! This guy was being disrespectful to the Imperial Emperor, his ending won’t be a good one!”
The Tenth Emperor walked out from the palace with a sneer on his face.
Shangguan Sheng and Tiangang Yi exchanged a glance. Both men wore gloomy expressions on their faces, and they could tell something from each other’s glance; neither of them were going to let go of this matter so easily.
The unpleasant feelings between Jiang Chen and the Imperial Emperor also left Wu Jiu in a bad mood, but he still felt happy for Jiang Chen, as his brother had escaped punishment.
“Brother, I’ll give you the disciple status of the Martial Palace once we return. The Imperial Emperor has made his final judgment, all the resentment between you and those guys are now written off, and you’re part of the Martial Palace now, and that means those who challenge you are also challenging me!”
Wu Jiu patted Jiang Chen’s shoulder.
“Brother Jiu, the Imperial Emperor is a man of deep thoughts, but you are a man with a straightforward character. There is a huge difference between you two, I think you should be careful in the future.”
Jiang Chen reminded Wu Jiu. He had a feeling that the conflict between Wu Jiu and the Imperial Emperor would one day erupt, and at that point of time, Wu Jiu would be the one in a disadvantageous position.
“Brother, you’re worrying too much. The Imperial Emperor and I are brothers. Furthermore, he is the Imperial Emperor now, the ultimate ruler of the Martial Saint Dynasty and Eastern Continent, don’t think too much about it.”
Wu Jiu said with a smile. It wasn’t difficult to tell that he was defenseless against the Imperial Emperor.
“I hope so.”
Jiang Chen responded with a smile and didn’t continue. In Jiang Chen’s mind, Wu Jiu was a true man, a man with a straightforward character. He never resorted to tricks or plots, especially toward his own guys. However, the Imperial Emperor was different. He was a man with deep thoughts, and it wasn’t difficult to see this from how he had obtained the right to visit the Island of Ice a hundred years ago.
What Wu Jiu said was correct. The Imperial Emperor stood on the peak of the Martial Saint Dynasty, he was respected and wors.h.i.+pped by all his people. However, because of this, he was unable to take any rejections, because that would be no different from a challenge to his sovereignty.
Furthermore, the Imperial Emperor really hated it when someone mentioned the rights to visit the Island of Ice a hundred years ago, it always made him feel as if what he got today was given to him by Wu Jiu. This mentality gave birth to an ill-feeling toward Wu Jiu, and now, because of Jiang Chen, this ill-feeling had become worse.
Jiang Chen didn’t mention anything about this, as he knew it was useless to tell Wu Jiu. It was impossible to get rid of this ill feeling, and Wu Jiu also wouldn’t accept his words.
The only thing Jiang Chen needed to do now was to improve his cultivation as soon as possible. He really hated the feeling of his nose being pulled by someone else. Furthermore, right after Jiang Chen walked out from the Martial Saint Palace’s main gate, a new goal rose into his mind.
He wanted to topple the Martial Saint Dynasty and let Wu Jiu become the Imperial Emperor.
Of course, this was a humongous goal, and if Wu Jiu knew about it, he would perhaps trip on his own feet and fall down from the sky. However, Jiang Chen was forced to have this goal, because the current Imperial Emperor was a terrifying man. This emperor would definitely not give Jiang Chen and Wu Jiu a good time. He didn’t kill Jiang Chen today because he cared for his own dignity, and there wasn’t any good opportunities to do so. Jiang Chen believed that once he had a perfect excuse, the Imperial Emperor would get rid of Wu Jiu without any hesitation.
Jiang Chen didn’t want to let this happen, and in order to change this, he would need much more strength. In this cruel world, nothing was more important than powerful strength. Therefore, Jiang Chen was impatient to obtain great strength, he was hungry to improve his cultivation. Only with a mighty cultivation could he change everything.
After returning to the Martial Palace, Jiang Chen went straight into secluded cultivation. For now, he would be safe in the Martial Palace. He wanted to use this moment of leisure to improve his own cultivation.
Jiang Chen planned to leave the Martial Palace and continue his cultivation in the outside world. He had a total of 4,500 Dragon Marks right now, and he only needed another 500 to break through to the Combat Soul realm. He wanted to seek an opportunity to break through to the Combat Soul realm outside the Martial Palace. As long as he broke through to the next realm, his combat strength would be greatly improved, and he wouldn’t have to worry about the Shangguan Clan and Myriad Sword Sect any longer.
Martial Saint Dynasty, the Tenth Emperor’s mansion!
Within a beautifully decorated main hall sat five men, the Tenth Emperor in the master seat. These four men were the Shangguan Clan Chief, Shangguan Sheng, the Myriad Sword Sect Chief, Tiangang Yi, the Seventh Emperor, and at last, Wu Cong, son of the Tenth Emperor. In fact, his hatred of Jiang Chen was much stronger than anyone else’s hatred, and he had a tremendous desire to kill Jiang Chen. Whenever he thought about his trip to the Island of Ice, he felt as if his face was being thrown into the ground.
“With the Imperial Emperor’s final decision, all resentment between us and Jiang Chen has been written off. The Ninth Emperor is also protecting him, and he is hiding in the Martial Palace. There is no way we can kill him now.”
Tiangang Yi said.
“We have to find a solution! This guy has incredible talent and is really frightening, even though is only at the peak Divine Core realm now. If we give him room to grow, it will be really difficult for us to kill him in the future.”
Shangguan Sheng said while gnas.h.i.+ng his teeth in anger.
“Didn’t you guys see? That guy actually made the Imperial Emperor angry! Although the Imperial Emperor couldn’t do anything to him at that moment, he has started disliking Jiang Chen, which we can easily tell from the mission the Imperial Emperor gave him. Therefore, since the old resentments are written off, let’s create some new resentments!”
The Tenth Emperor said with a vicious smile on his face.