Chapter 511 - Into the Lion's Den
“But brother Jiang, I really don’t understand this. With your First Grade Combat King cultivation, even if you’re able to sneak into the Freezing h.e.l.l Jail, how are you going to get Tan Lang out of there?”
Tyrant asked with a frown on his face, his tone hinting that he was worried. Zhuang Fan too felt worried. The Freezing h.e.l.l Jail was a restricted area within the Asura Palace, it was a place normal people could hardly get close to. Trying to save someone from there would definitely alert everyone in the palace. At that point of time, even a formidable Ninth Grade Combat King wouldn’t be able to do it, let alone Jiang Chen who was just a First Grade Combat King.
"I have a way of doing it."
A smile emerged on Jiang Chen’s face. He had never gone into a battle unprepared. Furthermore, sneaking into the Asura Palace to rescue someone from the Freezing h.e.l.l Jail, it was something that caused his blood to boil.
Tyrant and Zhuang Fan exchanged glances, then showed helpless smiles. Although they had only known Jiang Chen for a few days, they were somewhat able to understand him. He was completely different from any other young man his age, he was rather like a cunning old fox. His indifferent eyes looked like two profound tunnels, giving him a sagacious sense.
Aside from that, they could sense extraordinary confidence from Jiang Chen, and a calm att.i.tude. No matter what kind of situation he was faced with, he always wore a confident and calm expression.
“Don’t worry. Since he came up with this idea, I’m sure he can do it.”
Big Yellow said while smiling. All this time, it seemed like there was nothing Jiang Chen would fail at doing. This man had done what should have been impossible so many times along his way, so he shouldn’t face any accidents this time either.
“The longer Tan Lang stays in that Freezing h.e.l.l Jail, the more danger he’ll face. I’ll set off right now. You guys just stay here on Heavenhawk Island for the next three days.”
Jiang Chen said.
“Since that’s the case, be careful.”
Tyrant patted Jiang Chen on the shoulder. Sneaking into the Asura Palace also meant that Jiang Chen was infiltrating the inner parts of his enemy’s base; venturing deep into the lions’ den. It was a journey filled with danger, and one could easily see this even with his toes.
With a sway of his body, Jiang Chen disappeared from Heavenhawk Island. With his abilities, leaving the Chaotic Ocean without being discovered by anyone was a piece of cake.
“I really admire young master Jiang’s courage.”
Zhuang Fan couldn’t help but say with mixed emotions. Indeed, what Jiang Chen was trying to accomplish wasn’t something ordinary people could ever achieve.
“No matter where he goes, he’ll always be able to poke a hole in the skies.”
Big Yellow smiled.
The Asura Palace was located in the northwest region of the Liang Province. It occupied an entire mountain range, and covered more than a few thousand miles of land. A layer of permanent white fog blanketed the mountain range, and the natural Yuan energy was dense, making this place look like a paradise.
The inner parts of the Asura Palace were crowded with palaces of all sizes. There were even ancient buildings hovering above the clouds surrounded by glowing rays, giving it a magical feeling.
Right now, at the outer perimeter of the mountain range, a figure dressed in white suddenly appeared in a ghostly manner. He was moving at top speed, and in the blink of an eye, he disappeared once again.
"Eh, I sensed something over there."
Outside the Asura Palace, four disciples on guard duty were chitchatting with each other. One man suddenly looked at where Jiang Chen had momentarily appeared, but he found nothing.
“Zhang Yang, I think you’re being overly sensitive, I haven’t sensed anything at all.”
“I agree. This place belongs to the Asura Palace, so who would dare hang around here? Isn’t that just asking for trouble?”
The other two disciples teased. All four disciples were Divine Core warriors, and were outer circle disciples of the Asura Palace. Today was their turn to stand guard.
“d.a.m.n it, the outer circle compet.i.tion is tomorrow, but we have to stand guard here. This is really depressing.”
The young man whose name was Zhang Yang cursed.
“Zhang Yan, you’re just a Mid Divine Core warrior, the outer circle compet.i.tion has nothing to do with you.”
Another man laughed at Zhang Yang.
“Who says I have nothing to do with it? Anyone can partic.i.p.ate in this outer circle compet.i.tion. Every year, the disciple who gets first place will be enlightened by the Palace Chief, helping him break through to the Combat Soul realm straightaway and become an inner circle disciple.”
Zhang Yang said. From the way he talked, it seemed he was discontent with his current status.
The four men were leisurely talking to each other. Their conversation was mostly related to the outer circle compet.i.tion that was taking place tomorrow. A few minutes later, Zhang Yang once again incidentally saw a flash at the foot of the mountain, as if someone was moving.
"There really is something there."
Zhang Yang said.
“Hey, can you just not overreact?”
Someone said with an unhappy tone.
Zhang Yang became quiet and didn’t say another word. He was thinking about the bright light he saw just now, and was wondering if it could be some kind of a treasure. The thought brought a secret joy to his mind. If he could find that treasure, that’d be his fortune. Perhaps it was something given by the heavens? If he could grab this opportunity, he might be able to yield extraordinary results in tomorrow’s compet.i.tion.
“You guys just wait here, I’ll go take a look.”
After saying that, Zhang Yang shot himself toward the foot of the mountain. The other three disciples were talking to each other, not bothering about Zhang Yang at all.
Soon, Zhang Yang excitedly came to where Jiang Chen was. To his surprise, there weren’t any treasures, but instead, a young man in white waiting for him.
Zhang Yang wanted to say something, but his throat was clenched by Jiang Chen’s hand, preventing him from speaking a word.
“I’m Jiang Chen. You better not make any noise, or else, I’ll kill you.”
Jiang Chen said with a cold expression. Upon sensing the strong might of a king emanating from Jiang Chen’s body, Zhang Yang was struck with great terror, and dared not put up any struggles.
Zhang Yang felt extremely regretful now. Although he was just an outer circle disciple of the Asura Palace, he was well aware of what had been going on these past few days. Jiang Chen’s name had been heard by nearly every single man and woman in the Liang Province. Originally, he thought he had found some kind of treasure or legacy, but he never expected it to actually be his doomsday, as he b.u.mped into this malefic.
“Tell me your name, and your position in the Asura Palace.”
Jiang Chen said.
"My name is Zhang Yang, I’m just an ordinary outer circle disciple of the Asura Palace.”
Zhang Yang truthfully answered.
"What's the name of that golden hair man?"
Jiang Chen asked again.
“He is w.a.n.g Zhan, also an outer circle disciple. His cultivation is the same as mine, a Mid Divine Core warrior.”
Zhang Yang said.
“Is the Asura Palace going to hold the outer circle compet.i.tion tomorrow?”
Jiang Chen asked again.
Zhang Yang had no idea why Jiang Chen asked him these questions, but he dared not hesitate when answering. This malefic could even slice off the Eighth Tyc.o.o.n’s arm, so he dared not doubt his ferociousness.
After that, Jiang Chen asked him a few more questions he wished to know, and finally nodded his head in satisfaction.
"Let me ask you, do you want to die or not?"
Jiang Chen asked with a sneer.
"No, I don't want to die!"
Zhang Yang kept shaking his head. What a joke, who would want to die for no reason at all?
“Alright, for the sake of your answer, I can spare you from death.”
After saying that, Jiang Chen pointed at Zhang Yang’s forehead. With this point, Zhang Yang closed his eyes and fainted. After that, Jiang Chen placed Zhang Yang’s body into Zhang Yang’s storage ring, then placed the storage ring in his Qi Sea.
Zhang Yan was a Divine Core warrior, so placing him inside a storage ring for three days wouldn’t kill him. Jiang Chen had no animosity against Zhang Yang, and Zhang Yang couldn’t pose any threat to him either. Therefore, Jiang Chen had no interest in kill this Divine Core outer circle disciple. Once he finished his matters three days later, he would release him.
“d.a.m.n it, what is that Zhang Yang doing now?”
w.a.n.g Zhan couldn’t help but curse.
"Let's go and see what he is doing now."
Another man suggest. The three disciples immediately flew to the foot of the mountain. At the same moment, bone cracking sounds could be heard from Jiang Chen’s body. His facial muscles began twisting, and his body’s shape also began transforming. The entire process looked really frightening.
When w.a.n.g Zhan and the other two men arrived, Jiang Chen had completely transformed his look to that of Zhang Yang.
"Zhang Yang, what are you doing here?"
w.a.n.g Zhan asked.
“Haha, I suddenly received enlightenment about the profoundness of cultivation, and was indulged in it.”
Jiang Chen joyfully laughed out. Even his was had changed, and sounded exactly like Zhang Yang’s.
“Enlightenment about the profoundness of cultivation? d.a.m.n you! You can’t grasp any anything with your mere talent!”
w.a.n.g Zhang simply looked down on Zhang Yang.
“Hmph! w.a.n.g Zhan, how dare you talk to me like that? Do you believe I won’t kill you right now?”
Jiang Chen coldly harrumphed, then sent an energy wave out from his body. w.a.n.g Zhan and the other two disciple had originally intended to ridicule him some more, but their expressions instantly change dramatically upon sensing his energy.
“Late Divine Core realm! You… you’ve broken through!”
w.a.n.g Zhan was taken aback.
“Of course! I told you, I have received enlightenment regarding the profoundness of cultivation, allowing me to immediately break through to the Late Divine Core realm. Tomorrow, I’ll partic.i.p.ate in the outer circle compet.i.tion and take first place for myself!”
Surrounded by arrogant airs, Jiang Chen continued, “You three better be respectful when talking to me! Otherwise, I’ll teach you a lesson.”
Every dog had its day. This scene was something Zhang Yan had always fantasized about, and Jiang Chen had played it out perfectly. He had previously been thinking of a way to get close to the Freezing h.e.l.l Jail, and tomorrow’s outer circle compet.i.tion had given him a golden opportunity.
Jiang Chen waved his hand and strode away, leaving w.a.n.g Zhan and the other two dumbfounded disciples behind. Anger could be seen in their expressions, but they dared not say anything. This was because they knew one thing; after breaking through to the Late Divine Core realm, Zhang Yang was no longer in the same league as them, and now had the qualifications to partic.i.p.ate in tomorrow’s outer circle compet.i.tion.
“d.a.m.n it, look at his prideful face! He has only broken through to the Late Divine Core realm, but he acts as if he has taken first place amongst the outer circle disciple.”
“That’s right! Daddy here will wait for him to shame himself in tomorrow’s compet.i.tion.”
“Every dog has its day, puh! Bulls.h.i.+t!”
Although they were whispering to each other, nothing they said could be hidden from Jiang Chen’s ears. He turned around and strode up to them, and without saying another word, he simply slapped their faces.
“You three b.a.s.t.a.r.ds, how dare you say something behind your father’s back?! You’re courting death!”
Jiang Chen behaved arrogantly. He had to wear this arrogant air properly. Firstly, he didn’t have any favorable impression of the people from the Asura Palace. Secondly, this was the method he wanted to use to get closer to the Freezing h.e.l.l Jail.
“We’re sorry. Senior disciple Zhang Yang, we won’t do it again.”
A disciple quickly bowed and apologize. Just like the saying, ‘a man who must pa.s.s under low eaves must bend his head’, when faced with the domineering ‘Zhang Yang’, they had no choice but to bow their heads.