Chapter 626 – Contending For the First Place on the Earth Ranking
“Jiang Chen. You really refuse to give me the devil souls? You thought that killing a devil leader gives you the right to fight me?”
Hu Song’s eyes sparkled with a very cold and ferocious light. It seemed like this was the last chance of mercy he was giving to Jiang Chen. If he declined the offer, Hu Song wouldn’t hesitate to attack.
“Seeing that you are still so arrogant, I challenge you to a battle now. It seems like I can acquire the first place on the Earth ranking even before entering the sect. What a good idea!”
Jiang Chen pointed at Hu Song while his combat aura was slowly spilling out from his body. He had predicted that there was no way to avoid this battle. Thus, he initiated the battle first. Hu Song was the number one genius on the Earth ranking. If he defeated this man, he would replace him and would be officially listed on the ranking. It was a positive sign to enter Nebula Sect with such an achievement. Should this happened, it would become the very first in the history of the sect.
There were two types of rankings. One was the Earth ranking and the other was the Heaven ranking. Both inner sect disciples and core disciples had fought hard in order to be listed on the ranks. No newly-recruited disciple that hadn’t even gone to Nebula Sect had taken the first place ever. If Jiang Chen succeeded this time, it would leave a miraculous record in Nebula Sect. Everyone would remember this G.o.dly tale in the future days.
“Fine. Jiang Chen, since you don’t want to live, I will grant your wish. You aren’t an official disciple of Nebula Sect yet if you still didn’t pa.s.s the check of the Brilliant Mirror. Your jade plate won’t do you much help. If I killed you today it is not equivalent in killing my fellow disciple.”
Hu Song said with an overly proud tone while pointing at Jiang Chen. He wasn’t putting Jiang Chen in his eyes even if he had killed a First Grade Devil Emperor, because he was only a Combat King. Hu Song came prepared to kill the devil leader. If he used his trump card to eliminate the devil leader without Jiang Chen’s interference, there was no chance for the devil to survive.
“Brother Jiang, be careful of him. He is now a Combat Emperor, his strength can’t be underestimated. I heard that he has completed the cultivation of the Incredible Solid Physique Art which makes him invulnerable. Plus he must have prepared some kind of trump card for eliminating the devil leader.”
Yu Wei conveyed the message to him through True Qi transmission.
Jiang Chen nodded. He becomes alert when he is facing an enemy in front of him. He was only an Eighth Grade Combat King. He probably could kill some Combat Emperors like the devil leader or Kong Yang, but they were defeated because he constrained their attributes. His current strength was no match for a true Second Grade Combat Emperor. Even though he could easily get rid of an ordinary First Grade Combat Emperor like Kong Yan, Hu Song wasn’t a common Combat Emperor. He was the top genius on the Earth ranking in Nebula Sect, which made him incomparable to Kong Yan at all.
Hu Song was a hard enemy to fight, but Jiang Chen wasn’t worried at all. Instead, it ignited his desire for battle when he faced a rare, intense, and big battle like this.
“Come, show me what a newbie genius have?”
Hu Song’s Qi changed and flew up to the sky. At this moment, the sun had fully risen. Due to the devils being wiped out, the weather in Huang Ling Desert turned gentle and warm. Although there were still sand mingling in the air when the wind blew.
Jiang Chen followed closely and rose up to the sky. They had chosen the sky above to be their battlefield. The disciples’ eyes widened with excitement, staring at the two men without blinking. Though, the battle wasn’t held in Nebula Sect it was still important because it could change the rank of the first genius.
There wasn’t any change on the Earth Ranking after Hu Song’s advancement. There were very little of them who competed for the position. Whether Jiang Chen could shook Hu Song’s first place or not was what everyone had been waiting for. They hoped that Jiang Chen would win the battle and create another miracle like yesterday night. in which he and his group had created a miracle for Nebula Sect.
A surge of Yuan Force rushed out from Hu Song’s body and made cracking noises from the joints of his body. His body was strong and st.u.r.dy, manlier than Hu Lai. The surface of the sword was covered with a domineering aura which was tempered from his cultivation.
From the changes of his body, it was apparent that Hu Song’s cultivation had reached a very powerful stage. His muscles were as hard as a rock. It was just like what Yu Wei had said a while ago, Hu Song had advanced his Incredible Solid Physique Art to a higher level.
“Frenzy Quake Hand!”
Hu Song howled, launching an attack. He struck Jiang Chen with his mighty Frenzy Quake Hand. Its power seemed to be greater than the Boulder Cracking Hand of the Guan Family in the Eastern Continent.
A layer of golden hard rock was formed on Hu Song’s palm, it was s.h.i.+ning with extremely bright light that was embedded with mystical symbols. It arrived an inch before Jiang Chen in the blink of an eye.
The palm attack had an irresistible force that could move mountains or smash its summit into countless pieces. It was very destructive.
Jiang Chen wasn’t scared. In fact, his Dragon Transformation Art made him invulnerable to physique enhancers. Since Hu Song was one of them, thus Jiang Chen was in advantage. He also wanted to test his own physique with this Physique Enhancer.
Jiang Chen sent out a punch. The surface of his fist was covered with blood-red dragon scales. It instantly turned into a giant dragon claw, welcoming Hu Song’s Frenzy Quake Hand.
Both punches clashed together, creating a loud sound like the jingling of metals. It’s as though the sound didn’t come from the impact of human muscles. It was like two crazy weapons that had collided with one another, discharging a big spark. They could tell how strong these two people’s body were.
Jiang Chen and Hu Song both felt a strong force of resistance, pus.h.i.+ng them three steps back.
Hu Song’s face changed, eyeing Jiang Chen in terror. He was very confident in his Incredible Solid Physique Art. Not one of his peers dared to face this head on. Jiang Chen shocked him just from the fact that he could endure his hardened skin. Hu Song didn’t dare to underestimate his enemy anymore. He was stunned with disbelief. How could a mere Eighth Grade Combat King become so powerful? If he compared himself to him when he was an Eighth Grade Combat King, he was just a c.r.a.p. This caused him to feel the disparity between them and made him very envious of Jiang Chen.
“Amazing. Hu Song has advanced his Incredible Solid Physique Art to a high level that no one from the inner sect can match him, but brother Jiang did it, his power is as good as Hu Song.”
“Brother Jiang is a real freak. Any technique that he possess is deadly. Not only is his combat technique great, but also his physique. It is very rare to see such a monstrous talent.”
“The Incredible Solid Physique Art is Hu Song’s greatest skill. If this can’t suppress Jiang Chen, it is unlikely for him to claim his victory.”
Most of them were stunned, they had followed Jiang Chen for the entire night. He had brought them along to exterminate the devils and their leader. They had seen many of his incredible techniques of killing. Who wouldn’t be shocked when they saw him that he also had an invincible physique?
“I don’t believe that your physique can match with mine.”
Hu Song’s expression became stern. All this while he had been cultivating his Incredible Solid Physique Art. He had no doubt about his body. He could accept anyone to have a stronger physique than him, but definitely not an Eighth Grade Combat King’s body.
Hu Song made another attack, using his physical attributes. His palm flew in the air, striking more than forty seal that almost cracked the spatial zone. The overspreading seal lunged at Jiang Chen.
“Azure Dragon’s Five Steps.”
Jiang Chen didn’t wait. Every step he made was graceful, every step trampled the spatial zone to pieces. His rapid five steps crushed all of Hu Song’s seal to nothing instantly. The trembling resistance force of Azure Dragon’s Five Steps was transferred to Hu Song’s body. He was forced three steps back. This time Jiang Chen only made two steps back. From the looks of it, Jiang Chen was the one who was in control of the situation.
Jiang Chen had been gaining the upper hand since the start of the battle. He wouldn’t have to worry about the consumption of his energy after cultivating the Dragon Transformation Art: there was unlimited energy. He was afraid that Hu Song couldn’t afford to play the energy consumption game with him, like Kong Yang who faced the unimaginable consequences.
“Quick, look. Hu Song was knocked back again. Truly unbelievable.”
“Very terrifying. Brother Jiang is literally not human.”
“Humph! My brother hasn’t showed his great skill yet. That Jiang Chen isn’t his opponent. Wait and see.”
People were startled once more. They didn’t think that Jiang Chen could gain the upper hand of the battle. Hu Lai was still sounding all over himself but his face was not as confident anymore. His heart began to pound with apprehension. Before this, he thought his mighty big brother could easily handle Jiang Chen with only a few simple moves. He would never thought of what was happening right now.
Yu Wei sighed. As one of the geniuses of the Earth Ranking, he couldn’t help giving Jiang Chen another thumbs up, sighing that he wasn’t as good as him.
Guo Xudong’s facial expression was full of mockery. It was self mockery, upon thinking back on how he tried to pick a fight with Jiang Chen. It was absolutely ridiculous and naïve.
Big Yellow wagged his big tail with a full grin on his face, he had never felt worried for Jiang Chen.
Zuo Ling Er was swirling her fists while making cheers for Jiang Chen, feeling excited for him.
“If you only have these tricks, then you truly are inferior, certainly no match for me.”
Jiang Chen pointed his finger at Hu Song and waved with disapproval. He knew that Hu Song still had some powerful skill that he hadn’t used yet. Otherwise he wouldn’t be emboldened to kill the devil leader.
“Jiang Chen, I, Hu Song, have never lost to anyone before in terms of physique. Today I will show you my true Incredible Solid Physique.”
Hu Song raged, not going to hide any of his power anymore.