Chapter 94 – The Last Battle
This was the most dangerous moment, if Han Yan had only inherited a little bit of the power from the Ancient Devil, Jiang Chen would not be so agitated. If this was the case, then Han Yan would be able to use the awakening force to break through to the Heavenly Core realm and defeat Li Wu Shuang.
However, the origin of the Ancient Devil was inside Han Yan’s body. This means that Han Yan has completely inherited the Ancient Devil’s bloodline. In this current situation, there is no way for him to control the awakening power of the Ancient Devil’s bloodline. With that being said, even if he could use the awakening power to defeat Li Wu Shuang, he himself would still suffer from the drawbacks of the demonic characteristic. He would either die on the spot or become crippled.
Han Yan tilted his head upwards and started howling. Waves of strong demonic energy was unleashed from his body. His energy was rising, and his body was getting taller and taller. Cracking sounds could be heard from his body; even his bones were experiencing changes.
At the same time, the aura of the Ancient Devil swept across, frightening everyone. Han Yan’s howl could make anyone feel like they had entered the deepest abyss.
“Heavens, how could the power of the Ancient Devil be so strong?! His force has reached the level of the Heavenly Core realm! Li Wu Shuang might be in danger!”
“He really proved why his name is the Little Devil King!”
Everyone had all been startled by Han Yan’s sudden change. This was too frightening; it was as if a true Ancient Devil’s Soul had arrived.
On the fighting stage, the arrogant Li Wu Shuang’s face suddenly turned sour. He had never expected that Han Yan would suddenly transform during this critical time.
Han Yan had gone completely crazy, startling everyone witnessing the scene.
“This is bad! Junior disciple Han’s condition is not good!”
Guan Yi Yun who was standing on top of the tower had a change in expression as well. Han Yan’s sudden surge in strength did not make him feel happy; instead, it made him worry. Although he couldn’t a.s.sess the situation as clearly as Jiang Chen could, he could still clearly feel the danger Han Yan was experiencing right now.
The compet.i.tion’s final result was not important, but if he sacrificed his future, or perhaps even his life, then it would not be worth it.
Han Yan’s demonic characteristic was getting even more intense. He couldn’t press it down any longer.
Guan Yi Yun and Liang Xiao shouted at the same time. This was the first time in the Qi Province compet.i.tion history that a battle had been interrupted halfway through. Guan Yi Yun was concerned about Han Yan, and Liang Xiao was concerned about Li Wu Shuang. Everyone knew what was happening right now. Han Yan’s strength had grown exponentially to the Heavenly Core realm, and he could easily defeat Li Wu Shuang, but after killing Li Wu Shuang, the immense drawbacks will not be worthwhile.
“There’s not enough time, it needs to be stopped now!”
Jiang Chen’s body moved, and he jumped up on the fighting stage with lightning speed. He pointed his finger towards Han Yan’s forehead. His fingertip was glowing in a golden amber.
Han Yan raged on as he tried to attack. His mind had not lost all consciousness yet, he knew that Jiang Chen was in front of him.
Han Yan’s voice was harsh, he spat out some black demonic smoke.
“Brother Han, listen to me, the Ancient Devil’s demonic characteristic is too strong! You need to control it bit by bit! With your current condition, forcing the awakening of the bloodline and strength of the Ancient Devil will have severe consequences! I will teach you the Buddha’s Heart Sutra, you can use this Sutra to suppress the demonic characteristic in your body! Win or lose, it doesn’t matter, you possess the inheritance of the Ancient Devil; you do not need these rewards at all. As for that Li Wu Shuang, I’ll take care of him!”
Jiang Chen circulated his Divine Sense with the Great Soul Derivation skill and entered Han Yan’s Divine Sense, directly penetrating into his soul and making his body tremble. Han Yan temporarily gained back his consciousness. At the same time, a miraculous Heart Sutra flowed into Han Yan’s Divine Sense like a clear river stream.
“Good Heart Sutra! This is Buddha’s Heart Sutra; it is the enemy of all demons! With this Heart Sutra, I will be able to properly control the demonic characteristic in my body!”
Han Yan was surprised. The demonic smoke surrounding his body started retracting bit by bit.
The Buddha’s Heart Sutra was the most advanced Buddhist Sutra; Jiang Chen obtained it from a grand Buddhistic master in the Western Continent during his past life. He spent his entire time killing in his past life; therefore, he never cultivated this Buddhistic Sutra. In this life, he cultivates with the Dragon Transformation skill and walks a unique path that only suits himself; therefore, he does not need the Buddhistic Sutra. However, for Han Yan who is in front of him, this is essential to his survival.
After Han Yan obtained Buddha’s Heart Sutra, he hurriedly started cultivating it according to the sutra’s scripts. The demonic characteristic in his body was immediately suppressed, and even the mark of the Ancient Devil between his brows disappeared.
Han Yan was breathing rapidly with sweat pouring down his forehead. He looked at Jiang Chen with a thankful expression, “Brother Jiang, you’ve really saved my life today, and you even gave me such an advanced sutra! Han Yan is really grateful!”
Of course Han Yan was grateful; no one knew the situation regarding his condition better than himself. He clearly understood the danger he was experiencing just now, and if it wasn’t for Jiang Chen, he would be completely gone by now.
“I like who you are.”
Jiang Chen patted Han Yan’s shoulder.
Han Yan smiled. He looked at the frightened Li Wu Shuang who was standing on the opposite side of the stage, and with a clear voice he said, “I admit defeat.”
After saying that, he looked at Jiang Chen once again and said, “He is all yours! Be careful, this fellow is not someone easy to deal with.”
Han Yan admitted defeat. The compet.i.tion this time had too many shocking moments, it was exciting for the spectators. No one could have imagined that things would happen like they did just now, and because of this, the compet.i.tion had become really interesting.
“Jiang Chen, how dare you interrupt the match?! You’re courting death!”
Liang Xiao shouted coldly. He waved his hand and unleashed a bright light that was sent flying towards Jiang Chen. He was trying to kill Jiang Chen with this attack.
Of course Guan Yi Yun wouldn’t let that happen. He extended his palm and blocked Liang Xiao’s attack, then he said with angry voice, “Liang Xiao, what are you doing?! Jiang Chen is a contestant of this compet.i.tion, and right now, he is still in the compet.i.tion! You are the host, shouldn’t you feel ashamed about what you just did?”
Guan Yi Yun defended Jiang Chen, he knew that if it wasn’t for Jiang Chen’s speedy action, Han Yan would have been in serious danger.
“Li Wu Shuang and Han Yan’s battle had yet to finish, and Jiang Chen went onto the fighting stage by himself, he violated the rules!”
Liang Xiao still didn’t want to give up.
“Haha, this is fun! If it wasn’t for me just now, Li Wu Shuang would have been killed by Han Yan, shouldn’t you be thanking me right now?”
Jiang Chen was laughing loudly, he gazed at Li Wu Shuang and found out that he had an awful expression. When he looked at it from another perspective, Jiang Chen had just saved his life.
“That’s enough! Han Yan admitted defeat, Jiang Chen will now fight with Li Wu Shuang to find out who the number one is!”
Nan Bei Chao finally spoke. For the first time, he didn’t try to attack Jiang Chen with his words. For someone like him, this was incredibly abnormal, it only made people puzzled.
Others couldn’t understand this, but Jiang Chen could totally understand. This Nan Bei Chao only wanted to see what other skills and tricks he had hidden up his sleeve, and if he was able to fight Li Wu Shuang’s Tyrannical Script.
Liang Xiao let out a cold snort and didn’t speak another word. Even Nan Bei Chao agreed to let the compet.i.tion continue, what else could he say?
In the square, no one were able to calm their minds. Today’s compet.i.tion hadn’t gone as smoothly as everyone had thought. The arrival of the dark horse Jiang Chen had caused huge changes to the compet.i.tion, it was out of everyone’s expectations!
“d.a.m.n it! Jiang Chen really made it to the last step, I’m so unlucky! That dog cheated 300 Mortal Restoration Pills from me!”
“Not so fast, the Little Devil King admitted defeat, so Li Wu Shuang is still at full strength! Like this, Jiang Chen isn’t necessarily a match for Li Wu Shuang! As long as Jiang Chen loses, we will get back twice the amount of the Mortal Restoration Pills we bet!”
“That’s right, Li Wu Shuang is still in peak condition, so Jiang Chen may not be able to defeat him! Watch that big yellow dog, don’t let him escape!”
Li Wu Shuang and Han Yan’s fighting didn’t result in anyone ending up with serious wounds, so people started hoping again. They all hated Big Yellow so much that they wished they could cook him alive.
“Puppy dog, do you think Big Bro Jiang Chen can win?”
Yan Chen Yu asked worriedly.
“Don’t worry, this fellow would never fight a battle he’s unsure about winning! If you asked me one day ago, it would be hard to say. However, his strength improved by a lot because of the Stairway to Heaven, so he won’t have any problems with defeating Li Wu Shuang!”
Big Yellow said, he had full confidence in Jiang Chen.
On the other side, the disciples of the Black Sect gathered around Han Yan.
“Senior disciple Han, are you alright?”
Someone very worried asked.
“I’m fine, thanks to Jiang Chen.”
Han Yan said.
“I wonder if Jiang Chen will be able to defeat Li Wu Shuang.”
“I don’t see any problem, Jiang Chen is definitely the biggest dark horse to ever appear in the Qi Province compet.i.tion, even darker than Nan Bei Chao!”
The disciples of the Black Sect all had pretty good impressions towards Jiang Chen. Add more to the fact that they were also all time enemies with the Heavenly Sword Sect, they would obviously hope that Jiang Chen could defeat Li Wu Shuang and become number one.
Besides, many disciples from the Black Sect were thinking about inviting Jiang Chen to join the Black Sect. With Jiang Chen’s outstanding performance in today’s compet.i.tion, he is totally worth the effort.
On the fighting stage, Jiang Chen calmly looked at Li Wu Shuang who was standing opposite of him. His white robe was fluttering in the wind, and he was portraying an indomitable aura. This aura made him look gigantic in people’s eyes. Just casually releasing his aura made it so that people couldn’t stare at him for long.
“Jiang Chen, although you’re able to kill Ling Ao, you’re not my match!”
Li Wu Shuang said.
Jiang Chen smiled slightly, he didn’t take Li Wu Shuang’s words seriously.
“Hmph! Jiang Chen, don’t be so arrogant, you’re nothing more than some rogue cultivator! You dare join the Qi Province compet.i.tion and fight the four big sects, this is nothing but a foolish decision! Fighting me is the same as courting death!”
Li Wu Shuang let out a cold snort. Jiang Chen’s calm words of despise had deeply invoked his deep pride.
He had grown up being looked at by everyone with respect and admiration. In the Heavenly Sword Sect, he was a rising star, and no one ever dared despise him, but now he was despised by a rogue cultivator. He could tell that Jiang Chen didn’t give a d.a.m.n about him, and he was nothing more than an Early Mortal Core warrior. This really p.i.s.sed Li Wu Shuang off.
“I saved your life just now, is this how you talk to your savior? Looks like the people from the Heavenly Sword Sect all repay favors with revenge, you’re worse than animals…”
Jiang Chen sighed in a fake manner and shook his head.
“d.a.m.n you! I’ll let you know what happens when you offend the Heavenly Sword Sect!”
Li Wu Shuang was incredibly p.i.s.sed off. Strong energy was rolling all over his body. He stomped his foot, causing the entire fighting stage to start shaking, then extremely powerful energy whirlpools started hovering around him. Once again, he formed an energy s.h.i.+eld in front of him and started running towards Jiang Chen. He was using the same tactic that he used to deal with Han Yan before.