And this is the Tenth.
Tan Zhi Peng suddenly had the urge to spurt out blood. All of these were planned by him just to get rid of Jiang Chen. However, he never thought that Jiang Chen had brought the dark soul king from the Death Mountain with him. He didn’t actually release them back to the mountain; all of the sect masters from the five major powers in the Mysterious Domain had been deceived!
Under such circ.u.mstances, the Tan Family’s upper rank superiors had sent them to kill Jiang Chen, this was truly laughable. How could this be any different from courting death? Tan Zhi Peng felt instantly that all of his actions and plans were too naïve. Jiang Chen didn’t even put them in his eyes from the very beginning. With two First Grade Minor Saints at his side, who could be his opponent?
“What is that thing?”
Lu w.a.n.g asked with eyes that were unsatisfyingly red. He wanted to know what method Jiang Chen had used to block his trump card. Recalling the gruesome feeling, it made him feel scared. It made people’s souls s.h.i.+ver.
“It is already pointless for you to know about it.”
Jiang Chen said. He then swayed and moved closer to Lu w.a.n.g. His Heavenly Saint Sword that carried the strength that could pierce through mountains slashed at Lu w.a.n.g’s head. Lu w.a.n.g wasn’t Jiang Chen opponent initially, and adding the fact that he was already in complete despair, any deliberate resistance was of no use.
The Heavenly Saint Sword was extraordinarily sharp and had peerless martial prowess. It directly split Lu w.a.n.g’s body into half. A genius of a generation from the Vertical Domain had fallen. The scene was too b.l.o.o.d.y. It gave the people a chilling fright. The other genius from the Vertical Domain was so frightened he felt like his soul had already died. Seeing Jiang Chen was akin to seeing a G.o.d of death. In front of Jiang Chen, his fear was automatically stirred up. Even Lu w.a.n.g died, let alone him, how was he going to fight Jiang Chen?
Yes, he was so afraid that fleeing was the only option for him now. However, he couldn’t find any opportunity to run away yet. Nonetheless, if he didn’t escape now, the only thing that awaited him would be death.
“Attempting to escape now? Too late!”
How could Jiang Chen let his enemy escape? He clawed with his hand, and a blood-red dragon claw with the size of several dozen meters fell from the sky. It was falling at the direction of the genius. Then, the true dragon palm changed into an unbreakable cell, confining the genius within, immobilizing him. He couldn’t even move now, let alone trying to escape from Jiang Chen.
That genius’s spirit sank. The huge dragon claw had already made him suffer even before Jiang Chen’s Heavenly Saint Sword reached him.
The genius felt extremely vulnerable, he could already feel the death Qi. At this very second, besides letting out a wail, he couldn’t do anything to change his fate.
Wails were useless as it could not change anything. Jiang Chen would never give his enemy the chance to escape. The Heavenly Saint Sword pierced through his head. Another genius was dead. After killing these people, Jiang Chen’s hand
clawed, keeping those scattered combat weapons. They were all high grade
Emperor Weapons. Every piece of these weapons carried a huge monetary value.
A total of six people had joined together, intending to get rid of Jiang Chen. Four of them were already killed by Jiang Chen, only two of them were left. They were still in an intense battle with Nangong Wentian and Guo Shao Fei.
A wail was heard. An arm of the second ranked disciple from Freedom Palace was cut off by Guo Shao Fei. His combat strength was at its peak, as if the indistinct Sword Art was tailored perfectly for him. Plus, his opponent had already lost his composure long ago, which made him very weak in front of Guo Shao Fei.
Guo Shao Fei laughed. He had gained the upper hand after just one strike. The magical sword in his hand moved. One ray after another, the brilliant light from the sword drifted out from the source, weaving into a web of swords. The indistinct sword art carried the aura of vagueness and obscure. Then, the huge web of sword completely enveloped the genius.
Another wail of agony was heard. This time it wasn’t as easy as losing an arm. As Guo Shao Fei casted the sharp web of swords, the genius was strangled to death, he was deader than the spectres. On the other side, Tan Zhi Peng felt completely
hopeless when he witnessed that every one of his allies had died. He was now entangled in an inescapable battle with Nangong Wentian. Jiang Chen and Guo Shao Fei had also surrounded him. Thus, even if he wanted to flee, it was already be impossible. Only his death could end this torture.
Discontentment. This feeling overwhelmed his emotions. He still had a great future ahead of him. He was a rare genius of the Tan Family that could possibly reach the Minor Saint grade. He would also be a highly respected master of formation in the future. Despite all of these, all of his dreams had come to naught. They were merely a senseless dream now.
“Tan Zhi Peng, if you can defeat him, I will let you go.”
Jiang Chen said to Tan Zhi Peng.
“Jiang Chen, are you true to your words?”
His eyes sparkled after listening to Jiang Chen’s merciful words, as if he had seen a glimmer of hope. He was haunted by Nangong Wentian continuously due to his dispirited mood and the damage he absorbed from the formation. His opponent was only an Eighth Grade Combat Emperor after all. Thus, it gave him some kind of hope when he was offered the chance of survival.
Nangong Wentian was an Eighth Grade Combat Emperor but he wouldn’t put any ordinary Ninth Grade Combat Emperor in his eyes. However, Tan Zhi Peng wasn’t an ordinary Ninth Grade Combat Emperor. He was quite difficult for Nangong Wentian to handle.
Jiang Chen smiled. He wanted Tan Zhi Peng to give it his all in attacking Nangong Wentian. Nangong Wentian desperately needed stimulation for him to breakthrough.
Once his current grade was broken through, Tan Zhi Peng would no longer be his opponent. Moreover, given Tan Zhi Peng’s current condition, he wanted Tan Zhi Peng to die under Nangong Wentian’s hands.
Jiang Chen had given Tan Zhi Peng a glimmer of hope. This was because he clearly knew Nangong Wentian’s personality; this friend of his would absolutely not let Tan Zhi Peng go. Humans would only activate their will of survival when facing death. It was similar to Tan Zhi Peng now. He employed all the Qi and energy out of his body. The combat spear in his hands created an ear-piercing and thunderous sound before rus.h.i.+ng towards Nangong Wentian’s direction.
Nangong Wentian’s Qi was at the peak too. His Million Stars Ruler had absorbed the energy of the stars and turned into a brilliant light that clashed with Tan Zhi Peng’s strike.
The nearby spatial zone was damaged. Tan Zhi Peng had given his all in this attack. It was so strong that Nangong Wentian trembled and staggered back.
Such an outcome pleased Tan Zhi Peng, but the pleasant feeling didn’t last very long before the second calamity began, which rendered him hopeless again.
Nangong Wentian let out a rumbling bellow after he was pushed back by the attack. Waves of Qi were shooting out of his body like a fountain. Every wave was resplendent and brilliant. It illuminated the night sky within a ten mile radius. He had finally broken through his grade and advanced to Ninth Grade Combat Emperor.
“Why did it become like this?”
Tan Zhi Peng involuntarily spurted out a mouthful of blood. His final hope evaporated. He had experienced Nangong Wentian’s fearsomeness after battling with him. If the two of them were at the same level, he would naturally be not his opponent. However, his opponent had now advanced to the Ninth Grade Combat Emperor; his opponent’s combat strength was enhanced by many times. Given his current condition, how could he possibly defeat his opponent?
“Boundless stars transformation!”
Nangong Wentian’s hair fluttered in the air. His brawny physique made him look like a peerless war G.o.d now. There was something rippling on his Million Stars Ruler, it was a wisp of blue light that was created by the star energy of the heavens.
A huge chasm was created in the void, the terrifying Million Stars Ruler struck. It reached Tan Zhi Peng in a flash.
Tan Zhi Peng let out a forced wail while feeling the scariness of this strike. He forcefully lifted his combat spear to receive the attack, but it was useless. He eventually faced his fated death.
“Haha…I have finally broken through, nice!”
Nangong Wentian laughed. The feeling of advancing to the Ninth Grade Combat Emperor was indescribable; his next target would be the Minor Saint realm.
“Junior Jiang, the geniuses of the three major powers was all killed by you. If this news spread, Freedom Palace, the Skyhill School and the Tan Family will naturally be furious; their resentment against you will become deeper.”
Guo Shao Fei said, but his face revealed otherwise. He had to admit that it was truly intoxicating to fight alongside Jiang Chen. There would always be incidents and events that would cause your blood to boil while following Jiang Chen.
“No worries. The old scores between me and them will not last forever. Tan Zhi Peng had set his mind to kill me, so, I have to get rid of him naturally.”
Jiang Chen smiled. He had never put the three major powers in his heart as their upper-ranked superiors were tied down by Nebula Sect and the Dark Devil Religion. What Jiang Chen was most worried about was Nan Bei Chao. This guy was the only one who could truly gave him a headache.
“What’s there to consider? Just kill whoever is courting death!”
Nangong Wentian cautiously kept his Million Stars Ruler. His purpose was very simple when he was at Jiang Chen’s side. When he was needed, any hesitation wasn’t necessary. He would directly engage in battle whoever the enemy was.
“Ah Nan. Congratulations on your breakthrough!”
Jiang Chen patted his friend’s shoulder. Naturally, he would feel happier when his comrades grew stronger. Later, Jiang Chen ignited a fire to incinerate the dead bodies before heading back to Dan Yuan City. Not long after they left, two silhouettes appeared in the void. These two people were like ghostly figures. They stood there without releasing any Qi as if they had completely integrated with the void.
The one who stood in front had a medium sized body while wearing a yellow dan robe. Heroic aura was exuded from his forehead. He seemed to be only in his forties with a white and clean face. His level of grade wasn’t weak; he had already reached the Fifth Grade Minor Saint. This middle-aged man wasn’t a stranger to anybody; he was Dan king, the lord of Dan Yuan City.
An elder of a Third Grade Minor Saint was by his side. This elder also held a high position in the Dan King County.
“Such a young and peerless genius. I’m afraid that it would be very hard to find such a genius even on the Pure Land of the Divine Continent.”
Dan King looked at Jiang Chen’s fading silhouette and said in a plain tone.
“Killing a Ninth Grade Combat Emperor genius while only at the Sixth Grade Combat Emperor? This is certainly rare. With just one look, I can already tell that he is the phoenix of his group and he possesses great luck.”
The elder nodded while saying.
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