Chapter 387 – (t.i.tle at bottom of chapter)
Jiang Chen threw his glance at Wu Jiu first. Wu Jiu was the most important person right now, because with his status, position, and strength, he could ensure the safety of Jiang Chen’s friends. But at the same time, Wu Jiu was the person Jiang Chen worried about the most.
“Brother Jiu, I still want to remind you to keep a close eye on the Imperial Emperor. I hope that before I come back, you can stay in the Martial Palace without getting in touch with the Imperial Emperor. Also, don’t let Little Yu and my friends leave the Martial Palace.”
Jiang Chen reminded with a solemn expression. Although the Shangguan Clan and Myriad Sword Sect didn’t defeat Jiang Chen this time, but with their approaches, it was impossible for them to give up. They would definitely seek other means to get Jiang Chen into trouble. Also, the Imperial Emperor had ill feelings toward Wu Jiu. Therefore, the best option now was to keep everyone in the Martial Palace.
“Rest a.s.sured brother, your brother Jiu will make sure all of them are safe!”
Wu Jiu pounded his own chest as he spoke. He was still very confident in himself.
“Alright, I’ll have fewer worries with brother Jiu’s help.”
Jiang Chen nodded his head. After that, he turned to Han Yan and said, “Brother Yan, brother Nan, you two follow brother Jiu and leave us here. I have something to tell Little Yu and Big Yellow.”
The three men exchanged glances, then left the courtyard.
“Chen Gege, please be careful on your trip to the Southern Continent!”
Yan Chenyu told Jiang Chen in a worried manner after the three men left.
“Don’t worry, Little Yu. I am taking this opportunity to experience the Southern Continent, and I might perhaps find an opportunity to break through to the Combat Soul realm. Also, Brother Nan is facing some trouble, so I need to help him. Actually, I’m worried about you here. Although the Martial Palace seems safe for now, the situation could change at any moment. I’ll leave the Ice Demon King with you, it can provide you with great help at a critical moment.”
After saying that, Jiang Chen let the Ice Demon King out from his storage ring. He purposely waited for Wu Jiu to leave before taking out the Ice Demon King, as he didn’t want Wu Jiu to misunderstand him. Wu Jiu still believed that his relations.h.i.+p with the Imperial Emperor was harmonious, so Jiang Chen had to keep this as a secret.
The Ice Demon King bowed toward Jiang Chen and Yan Chenyu.
“Ice Demon, during the period where I am not here, you need to stay with Little Yu and listen to her command.”
Jiang Chen told the Ice Demon King.
The Ice Demon King nodded its head. After that, it simply turned into a white beam and entered Yan Chenyu’s storage ring.
“Buddy, how can you go to the Southern Continent without this master dog? Bring me with you, I want to experience the Southern Continent as well!”
Big Yellow spat out his tongue and stared at Jiang Chen with a begging look.
“No way, you are the one I truly can’t bring with me.”
Jiang Chen instantly rejected him.
“The f.u.c.k, why?!”
Big Yellow was really unhappy about Jiang Chen’s decision. What did Jiang Chen mean by his words? This was discrimination!
“You have great senses, and you’re an expert in all kinds of advanced and mystical formations, and you also have some secret tricks. You are our biggest secret weapon, so I’ll need you to stay back and handle the most important task. Please don’t disappoint me.”
Jiang Chen patted Big Yellow’s head. This dog was an amazing existence, and he could truly help out at the most critical moment.
“If that is your honest opinion of me, it proves you are a very wise man! This master dog is a being who will achieve great things!”
When Big Yellow heard about his importance, his att.i.tude immediately changed. According to what Jiang Chen said, he would be the main character here after Jiang Chen left.
“If you have nothing to do now, quickly go to sleep, and break through to the Combat Soul realm. Or else, your importance will become weaker.”
Jiang Chen said with a laugh.
“f.u.c.k, daddy isn’t sleepy right now!”
Big Yellow helplessly glared at Jiang Chen. Breaking through to the Combat Soul realm wasn’t something simple, especially for Big Yellow who was an incredible Divine Beast, it was even more difficult for him to break through compared to others. However, once he did break through, he would go through a thorough change and obtain unimaginable benefits.
“That’s enough, Nangong Wentian’s situation is really critical, so we need to rush now.”
After saying that, Jiang Chen disappeared in a ghostly manner.
“Chen Gege, remember to be cautious out there!”
Yan Chenyu shouted.
Outside the Martial Palace, two figures were leaving the place like two ghosts sneaking in the dark night. With Jiang Chen and Nangong Wentian’s abilities, they could easily leave the Martial Palace without getting noticed by anyone.
Even Shangguan Sheng and Tiangang Yi didn’t expect that Jiang Chen would leave the Martial Palace at this time, as the safest place for Jiang Chen to stay was inside the Martial Palace. If he left, he would have to face the Shangguan Clan and Myriad Sword Sect’s revenge. They knew Jiang Chen was no idiot, so he would definitely hide in the Martial Palace.
Jiang Chen and Nangong Wentian landed on a desolate mountain range about a thousand kilometres away from the Martial Palace.
“Little Chen, will anyone from the Shangguan Clan or Myriad Sword Sect follow us?”
Nangong Wentian asked.
“Don’t worry, I just returned from the Martial Saint Dynasty yesterday, so they won’t expect me to leave the Martial Palace today.”
Jiang Chen said.
“The distance between the Eastern Continent and Southern Continent is really far, and with our speed, it will take us perhaps a few months to arrive, provided we don’t get lost. I’m scared it will already be too late by the time we arrive.”
Nangong Wentian shook his head. He never expected he would travel so far away from the Southern Continent when he left his family. Now, it was extremely difficult for him to return home. Not only was it a long journey, they would also have to face countless demons and devils along their way, and if they got lost, that would be even worse.
“You’re right, it will take us a really long time to travel. Ah, if only we had a Teleport Formation…”
Jiang Chen added. It was easy to say he was going to go to the Southern Continent, but when it came to the actual travel, the distance was enough to make them gloomy.
Jiang Chen’s eyes suddenly lit up, and he nearly shouted out loud.
“Little Chen, what are you thinking about?”
Nangong Wentian turned to Jiang Chen and asked.
“Do you remember that Black Altar we saw before leaving the Island of Ice? When the exit was activated, there was an ancient Teleport Formation next to it! We were in a rush to leave the island, and had no time to check it out. If that Teleport Formation is still working, we can use it to reach the Southern Continent!”
Jiang Chen recalled the Teleport Formation on the Island of Ice. It was a huge Teleport Formation, and it was more than enough to send them to another continent.
“Little Chen, that’s useless. The Island of Ice only appears once ever hundred years, and we don’t even have any clue where the Island of Ice is right now, let alone the Teleport Formation on the island.”
Nangong Wentian felt speechless.
“Perhaps I can make a miracle happen. Take a look, what is this?”
Jiang Chen flipped his palm, taking out a bright bronze plate.
“A bronze plate? I thought all nine bronze plates disappeared when the gate to the ancient paG.o.da was opened? Why do you still have one with you? No, this bronze plate is different from those nine, those bronze plates looked rusty and broken like some sc.r.a.p metal, but this bronze plate is s.h.i.+ning brightly? Just what is this bronze plate?”
Nangong Wentian asked in a shocked manner.
“The truth is, the nine bronze plates didn’t disappear that day. Right after the gate to the ancient paG.o.da opened, they merged together into a brand new bronze plate. I took it and kept with me without anyone else finding out, that’s why you guys thought they had disappeared.”
Jiang Chen explained. After leaving the Island of Ice, he hadn’t paid any attention to this bronze plate, and had nearly forgotten about it. However, when he mentioned the Teleport Formation just now, it instantly emerged into his mind.
“However, what is the usage of this bronze plate? Can it point us to the Island of Ice?”
Nangong Wentian asked.
“We need to give it a try.”
After saying that, Jiang Chen shot his Divine Sense out from his sea of consciousness into the bronze plate. In an instant, a buzzing sound could be heard from the bronze plate as it began violently vibrating. It seemed like the bronze plate was an object without any owner, and right after it received Jiang Chen’s Divine Sense, it immediately resonated with Jiang Chen.
Jiang Chen’s Divine Sense was swimming within the bronze plate’s inner s.p.a.ce. At the beginning, all he saw was a murky void, but when his Divine Sense was accepted by the bronze plate and resonated with it, everything became much clearer.
Jiang Chen could clearly see a routed that led to a specific spot in the ocean. On that spot, a magnificent Island of Ice was floating on the surface of the water.
“I found it, I found the exact location of the Island of Ice!”
Jiang Chen was really surprised.
Nangong Wentian cried out in surprise. Jiang Chen really found the exact location if the Island of Ice with this bronze plate, this proved that the bronze plate had a tight connection with the Island of Ice, as it was used to open up the gate to the ancient paG.o.da, and now used to give them the exact location of the Island of Ice. This meant that they could use it to enter the Island of Ice.
“I have gained the acceptance of this bronze plate, we can rush to the ocean now and find the Island of Ice. With the help of this bronze plate, we should be able to enter the Island of Ice without any problems, and even find the Black Altar with ease. If we can activate the Teleport Formation, travelling to the Southern Continent will be a piece of cake.”
Jiang Chen said.
“Haha, this is great! Little Chen, you truly are an amazing man capable of achieving anything, I feel great joy when travelling with you!”
Nangong Wentian burst into laughter. Being able to travel together with Jiang Chen, who was a man with a tremendous destiny, felt really enjoyable to him. It was as if no matter how big the problem they faced was, Jiang Chen would always find the perfect solution. Now, they had found the exact location of the Island of Ice, and if they were able to use the Teleport Formation, it would simply save them months of travelling time. For Nangong Wentian, this was truly good news.
“Let’s move, we need to reach the ocean first. It’ll take us about two days to reach the ocean if we travel at full speed.”
Jiang Chen stored the bronze plate back into his storage ring, then both men started flying with incredible speed, das.h.i.+ng through the dark night like two ghosts, and leaving behind afterimages wherever they pa.s.sed.
Two days later, in the dark night. Jiang Chen and Nangong Wentian finally arrived at the ocean’s border. Jiang Chen took out the bronze plate and sent his Divine Sense into it. The location of the Island of Ice had become much clearer now.
“The Island of Ice is hidden in a secret location within the ocean, I can feel it through the bronze plate.”
Both men continued their journey and flew toward the location of the island.
Chapter t.i.tle: Revisiting the Island of Ice