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As the chief steward, Cong Zhong Sheng also handled every matter in the inner sect. Anyone who needed to claim their reward would need to find him as it was obvious when he gave Zuo Ling Er the Emperor Pill. If there were no mistakes, there were three Emperor Pills in his possession, which were all prepared to those who had completed the quest.
Yu Wei was a little impatient regarding the Emperor Pill. He was now at the peak of the Combat King realm, very close to the Combat Emperor realm. Once he got it, he could push his grade to the new realm. Then, he would become one of the core disciples and climb up one more step to the status ladder.
Cong Zhong Sheng took the demon soul from Yu Wei’s hand and said. “Alright, Yu Wei, your performance is great today. It seems that the Emperor Pill will allow you to step into the Combat Emperor realm soon, and you’ll become one of the core disciples. You will have an endlessly bright future given your talent as the second ranked genius of Earth ranking.”
Cong Zhong Sheng spoke highly of him before he took out an Emperor Pill and pa.s.sed it to Yu Wei.
Yu Wei felt extremely satisfied after sensing the thick Qi coming from the pill. He bowed before the chief steward and then looked at Jiang Chen who wasn’t far away with grat.i.tude. The demon soul was gifted by Jiang Chen. If it wasn’t for Big Yellow’s help, they wouldn’t have killed it and would even face their death.
“Brother Jiang, you are now one of the inner sect disciples. Quickly, exchange the demon soul for an Emperor Pill. Given your great talent, I believe that you can directly advance to the Combat Emperor realm just by using the pill.”
Yu Wei told Jiang Chen.
Jiang Chen nodded. He strode to Cong Zhong Sheng who stood on the battle platform above him and showed his demon soul before hurling it to the chief steward and said, “Chief Steward, I’m here to exchange it for an Emperor Pill.”
To everyone’s surprise, Cong Zhong Sheng’s face turned ugly as soon as Jiang Chen’s voice faded. “Emperor Pill? You still have the nerve to exchange for a pill?”
These tensed words change the atmosphere on the Martial Art Arena. Many looked to the chief steward. It seemed like he was going to use his power to retaliate on his personal enemy. Many knew of the connection between him and Hu Song. As Hu Song had failed miserably because of Jiang Chen, he wouldn’t miss this chance to retaliate on the enemy. Since Jiang Chen had also become one of the inner sect disciples under his command, he can easily retaliate by abusing his power.
“Can you enlighten me on your words?”
Jiang Chen’s face turned cold. He had already expected this the first time he saw Cong Zhong Sheng, he could already feel his malicious aura.
“Enlighten? Jiang Chen, didn’t you know that you have committed a serious crime? You harmed your own brother before you even become one of the official disciples. You chopped off one of Hu Song’s arm. Luckily, Hu Song is powerful, if not he would’ve already died. Such a cruel act warrants a heavy punishment, but since you have completed the trial and brought back the demon soul. I’ll use this to offset your crime. The Emperor Pill will be given to Hu Song as compensation.”
Cong Zhong Sheng said.
“What he said isn’t true. Hu Song is powerful? It is plainly because brother Jiang showed mercy on him. He could have killed him if he wanted to. At that time, Hu Song wouldn’t have returned here. Using the Emperor Pill as a compensation for Hu Song without brother Jiang’s consent is a cla.s.sic way of abusing one’s power.”
“The chief steward is a smart person. He won’t offend brother Jiang openly. Although brother Jiang is not accepted as one of the personal disciple of the seven Feng Yun Brothers, his relations.h.i.+p with senior sister Zuo is extraordinarily good. If he offends Jiang Chen, he will also offend senior sister Zuo and that will mean making Elder Hua Gu Yi unhappy. He knew who’s controlling the situation here.”
“What do you know? Chief Steward is indeed smart. What cla.s.s is Elder Hua Gu Yi? For what reason will she care about the inner sect’s matters? Isn’t it absurd for her to even bat an eye for these matters? He redeemed brother Jiang’s crime with the Emperor Pill and he has given a reasonable explanation for that. I feel pity for him, he allowed us to have many demon souls that he personally killed but he gets nothing in the end.”
Everyone on the arena heaved a heavy sigh, they all felt that Cong Zhong Sheng abused his power. But they had already expected it even before returning to the sect.. Thus, it was natural for him to demand a compensation for Hu Song’s defeat. If there were no accidents during the checking of the the brilliant mirror, Jiang Chen would have been recognized as a personal disciple of one of the seven Feng Yun Brothers. That would prevent Cong Zhong Sheng to act in such a way. Now that the seven Feng Yun Brothers had given up on accepting Jiang Chen as their personal disciple, he was now merely an ordinary inner sect disciple. The most he could do was to obtain the first place in the Earth Ranking.
Everyone in the inner sect was under the control of the chief steward. Many knew that Jiang Chen’s Emperor pill was already gone.
“Go and f*ck yourself.”
Jiang Chen smirked and cursed softly.
“What did you say?”
Cong Zhong Sheng was infuriated. He couldn’t believe his ears that there was someone in the inner sect who dared to swear at him in a super bold way.
“I said, GO AND F*CK YOURSELF.”
Jiang Chen shouted while pointing his finger at him . His words shocked the entire crowd and they turned silent for a moment. Then….
Everyone exclaimed. . They all thought that their ears had problems but Jiang Chen had consecutively cursed two times, it was unmistakable.
“My G.o.d. He cursed the chief steward openly. This, this…”
“Lawless, absolutely lawless. He didn't mind scolding the chief steward. This is the first time that such a thing happen in the inner sect, he is truly bold.”
“Dang! That’s cool! Brother Jiang is certainly my idol. In the inner sect, you can’t find a person who is disrespectful to the chief steward. He has scolded him the first day he arrived , which is extremely cool!”
“Goodness! This man is lawless. He has pluck an old tiger’s whisker. The chief steward is absolutely angry. Jiang Chen is finished...”
Everybody was shocked. The whole crowd erupted into chaos. Everyone had witnessed the true meaning of ‘lawless’, ‘coolness’, and ‘madness’. They all began to hoot at the chief steward, no it should be directly cursing at him.
“You…Jiang Chen. You showed no respect to your superior. You actually dared to curse me publicly?.This is absolutely going against the law. I will punish you today, paralyzing you entirely!”
Cong Zhong Sheng was enraged. A scary wave of Qi rushed out of his body. He felt the urgent need to eliminate this lawless person. In the inner sect, no one would ever disobey his commands, which made it impossible for anyone to curse him.
Cong Zhong Sheng extended his hand and grabbed in Jiang Chen’s direction. The power of a Third Grade Combat Emperor had been released, most of the disciples felt the suffocating pressure.
“Humph! Dare to defy my commands? Die now!”
Jiang Chen also made a cold humph. He stood firmly on the ground and waved his hand to cast the True Dragon Palm that collided directly with Cong Zhong Sheng’s attack.
The spatial zone nearby was blasted open. The result of the collision widened people’s eyes. A Ninth Grade Combat King was still standing firmly on the ground, but the Third Grade Combat Emperor made a step back, his body was trembling woefully.
Cong Zhong Sheng was shocked. His eyes were filled with terror as if he had seen a deadly ghost. The collision just now proved that he hadn’t gotten the upper hand.
“G.o.d. Did you all see that? The chief steward didn’t get any advantages despite his higher grade compared to Jiang Chen.”
“What happened? How could he deflect the chief steward’s attack and made him tremble? The chief steward is a Third Grade Combat Emperor, while Jiang Chen is only a Ninth Grade Combat King but he was able to get the upper hand in the battle . My eyes won’t lie to me even though it’s hard to believe.”
“Heaven defying…genius…He has to be. That’s why people called him the Combat King who can initiate a catastrophe. Did you all notice that brother Jiang is much more powerful now compared to the time before he entered the sect? His power has improved a lot. I think he is now at the peak of Ninth Grade Combat King.”
Everyone felt thrilled without an exception. Those who thought that Jiang Chen was finished widened their eyes. They didn’t believe what they had just seen. At first, they thought that Jiang Chen was just being arrogant, crazy, and lawless, but now they knew that it’s not just dog s.h.i.+t.
Jiang Chen’s Qi was bursting. He didn’t consider Cong Zhong Heng worthy of his attention. For someone as lowly as him to use compensation as an excuse to take away the reward was a blasphemy to the Greatest Saint. He wouldn’t allow it. He raised his head and pointed at Cong Zhong Sheng.
“Old man, let me warn you. You better not infuriate me. No one can touch what is mine, not even you. Hand over the Emperor Pill. Next time you see me, walk farther away. If Hu Song wants revenge, ask him to find me himself. Consider your own power first before you help him take his revenge.”
Jiang Chen’s voice was so loud that everyone could hear it clearly. The people’s facial expression changed. Jiang Chen sounded extremely arrogant to them. A new disciple who offended the chief steward on the very first day. This was madness!
Jiang Chen didn’t have the slightest fear for the old man. Before the advancement, he wouldn’t be able to confront the old man. However, now that he was only a step away from the Combat Emperor realm, it was enough for him to handle a Third Grade Combat Emperor. If he exerted his full power, not even the old man could defend.
Today was the first day he entered the Nebula Sect, in other words, his new beginning. Jiang Chen wouldn’t allow anyone to step on his head regardless of who the person might be, even if he was a chief steward.
“Jiang Chen, don’t cross the line. You are a newcomer to the sect. Disrespecting a chief steward is completely outrageous!”
An elder beside Cong Zhong Sheng yelled at him. He was the second chief steward, a Second Grade Combat Emperor.
“Old man, this matter doesn’t concern you. I suggest you stand there and keep quiet.”
Jiang Chen didn’t care about his threat. His eyes stared back at Cong Zhong Sheng, “I will never give up until I get the Emperor Pill today.”
Jiang Chen’s Qi was powerful as well as his att.i.tude and tone. He knew very well about the reality of the world. If you’re weak, anyone could bully you with their nose pointing upward. Men like Cong Zhong Sheng would be those kinds if Jiang Chen made a compromise with him. He would find trouble, and make him suffer the second time, and every time he sees you. The way to handle this kind of man was to beat him up, making him afraid of you.