Dragon-Marked War God - Chapter 1023
The Creator of Miracle
Under such great disparity, the outcome was mostly unchangeable. The overwhelming strength of the armed forces of the five major palaces had basically decided the fate of the other three palaces.
“How can the forces of Desolate Palace become so great? How did they produce those geniuses of such caliber?”
Bin Changxiao seemed powerless. Although it was his idea to unite the three places, now it seemed he couldn’t change their fate at all. What surprised him the most was the group of peerless geniuses that had been trained by Desolate Palace in secrecy.
According to their knowledge and experience, they were clear about the allocation of the cultivation resources. It was considered good when a place could produce Sixth Grade Great Saint genius, but Desolate Palace was able to create Ninth Grade Great Saint geniuses and it wasn’t just one or two. This made them wonder how Desolate Palace did it. They wondered if Desolate Palace had hidden some kind of a great secret.
“Ninth Grade Great Saint geniuses? It isn’t an easy job to train these geniuses. It seems Desolate Palace has already prepared for this day to come. Too bad, it’s too late that we have only discovered it today.” Gu Firmament said, and couldn’t help shaking his head.
After witnessing the true strength of Desolate Palace, he felt despair deep inside his heart despite how positive he might think as a palace master.
“Humph! So what even if you all are strong? Our race will fight till the end even it means sacrificing ourselves. We will never sign the slavery contract or whatever you call it.”
Heavenly Peng King let out a cold humph. Demon Race had always been wild and unruly, and had tremendous pride. Heavenly Peng King was an outspoken man with resoluteness. Even if all of the people had submitted themselves to Desolate Palace, he and his people would never give in. They would rather spend their last moments fighting the battle and be annihilated than become someone else’s slaves.
Among the Desolate army, Desolate Emperor strode out into the scene. Currently, his face was full of complacency and delight; his mouth curled into a smile that couldn’t close. There was no way he wouldn’t feel happy after subduing four palaces in a row, and their wish to dominate Saint Origin Palace was about to be realized.
“Gu Firmament, Heavenly Peng King, and Bin Changxiao, do you think by forming an alliance makes you all strong enough to defend against us? That’s ridiculous. I suggest you all to be the smart ones in your present circumstances. Surrender now to avoid suffering any further losses. It will do you no harm by submitting yourselves to Desolate Palace. With our protection, you all will still be able to survive and grow well,” said Desolate Emperor loudly.
“Go and f*ck yourself, Desolate Emperor! Stop your senseless dream! My Demon Race will never surrender to the likes of you. You can attack with all your might to enlighten me of how lawless Desolate Palace can be.” Heavenly Peng King rebuked.
“Humph! Heavenly Peng King, don’t think too highly of yourself. With our current strength, we can flatten your Demon Race in an instant without leaving a single survivor!”
Desolate Emperor was infuriated, depicting a look of a merciless and invincible killer that gave no quarters to those who blocked his hegemonic path. Desolate Palace had risen to an unstoppable stage where anyone who disobeyed their demands would lead to only one outcome—death. If Heavenly Peng King refused to give in, then today would be their end.
“You have ten breaths to consider it. After that, if you’re still unwilling to surrender, we will strike with all that we have. Everything here will be destroyed into rubble and all of you will die.” Desolate Emperor sounded dead serious.
His palace had now dominated a majority of the forces in Saint Origin Palace, so it was impossible that they would be held back by these three palaces. He had to fulfil the hegemonic desire of Desolate Palace in the fastest way as a way to show his competence to the Ancestor.
The experts of the three major palaces had fallen into silence. They definitely wouldn’t doubt the word of Desolate Emperor. Judging by how he treated all of them just now, he wouldn’t show any quarters to them. If they failed to surrender after ten breaths’ of time, Desolate Palace would strike at once. This would be the final moment before Desolate Palace became the only ruler in Saint Origin Palace. Therefore, Desolate Palace would do whatever they could to get what they wanted even if they had to create a scene of bloodshed in Gu Palace.
“What now? Do we have to end in this way? Where’s that variable named Jiang Chen? It seems he won’t arrive.” Bin Changxiao said, revealing a face of despair.
Gu Firmament’s expression didn’t look much better either. Nine of the half-step Human Immortals began to heave a sigh of sorrow. The outcome was immutable even after they had done so much preparation. The situation was now very dire to all the three palaces.
Ten breaths’ time passed very quickly. This short period of time was no doubt a torment for the people of the three palaces.
“Time’s up. Demon Palace is looking towards the path of death but that doesn’t mean you all have to follow them, Gu Firmament, Bin Changxiao. I urge you to sign the submissive contract at once.”
Desolate Emperor stared at Gu Firmament and Bin Changxiao.
As soon as Desolate Emperor’s voice faded, a loud noise rang from above. Then, a palm as large as the sky emerged on top of Desolate Emperor’s head, grabbing him around. That was a blood-red dragon claw 30 meters in size.
The sudden change shocked everyone because not even half-step Human Immortals of Desolate Palace could sense this man’s Qi before the strike.
Desolate Emperor panicked. Despite being a Ninth Grade Great Saint, he felt danger from the blood-red dragon claw. The boundless pressure created by the dragon claw suffocated him. This was too startling when the powerful Ninth Grade Great Saint and also the palace master of Desolate Palace was instantly suppressed by a stranger.
The giant dragon claw turned into a cell, imprisoning Desolate Emperor within. Then, a being that looked like a half-human and half-dragon appeared. He was no stranger, he was none other than Jiang Chen.
Second Guardian was the quickest to react. He struck out a palm strike violently and at the same time sealed off the surrounding void, leaving no room for Jiang Chen to escape.
Jiang Chen let out a cold humph. His actions had always been watertight. He would always have backup plans before making any move.. The Ancestral Dragon Pagoda wrapped his body instantly. The seventh level of the Ancestral Dragon Pagoda had already been condensed out due to the top-grade Devil Element. It glittered a golden brilliance, looking like a peerless treasure.
Second Guardian’s palm landed on the Ancestral Dragon Pagoda, producing a loud ‘bang’, and lines of cracks appeared on the surface of the pagoda.
“Sure enough, this man is strong, even stronger than a half-step Human Immortal. But my Ancestral Dragon Pagoda didn’t disappoint me either. Blocking his one strike will suffice.”
Jiang Chen was startled for a bit and darted a glance at Second Guardian, but all of this was within his anticipation. He had taken a great risk when he decided to attack Desolate Emperor. One should know that making an attempt on the palace master in front of the half-step Human Immortals was indeed a very difficult task.
Though Second Guardian had powerful means to seal off the void, it wouldn’t be a problem for Jiang Chen at all. With the combination of Spatial Shift and Flaming Wings, there was nothing that could stop him. His body flashed, escaping from the sealed void like a fish gliding in the water, coming to the Gu Palace’s camp with Desolate Emperor in his custody.
“Bastard Jiang Chen, release me at once!” Desolate Emperor roared.
“Release you? That’s ridiculous. You should feel lucky and blessed for you are still alive.”
Sneer filled Jiang Chen’s smile.
The whole scene was filled with shock as if a great explosion had occurred on the scene. Jiang Chen moved too quickly and at the right timing. The time he used to capture Desolate Emperor and deflected the attack of Second Guardian was just in a breath’s time. Plenty of them started regain their senses at this moment.
“God dammit! Let our palace master go!”
“Son of a b*ch, Jiang Chen! Do you have any idea what you are doing? You are seeking death. Do you know that?”
“How did this little beast appear? And he has grown so much at an astounding pace, not even Palace Master could match him.”
An uproar was provoked from the Desolate camp. Although Desolate Emperor was not the strongest among them, his position was beyond the reach of many people. He was the backbone and the foundation of Desolate Palace. How could they accept it when the backbone was snatched away by their enemy?
On the other hand, Gu Palace had become the scene of a jubilant celebration. Many of them cheered with joy. Jiang Chen’s timely appearance had undoubtedly given a shot of dopamine to all the people of three palaces. The despair in their hearts vanished when Jiang Chen captured the leader of their enemy. Without a doubt, Jiang Chen had become their super ace card.
Capturing Desolate Emperor? It was something that only Jiang Chen was able to do.
Considering how many half-step Human Immortal the enemy had, no one would dare to make a sneak-attack. Even the half-step Human Immortals of Gu Palace couldn’t do what Jiang Chen did.
“He’s getting more and more powerful. It seems the ancestor of Gu Palace is right. This man sure is a variable. It is a ruthless move to seize Desolate Emperor, and also extremely difficult to complete. I really have no idea how he did it.” Bin Changxiao said, looking at the overpowering Jiang Chen.
His heart palpitated with excitement. He had to admit that it was a very wise decision to unite with Gu Palace.
“Haha! I knew this kid will show up. He has given us another big surprise.” Gu Firmament laughed out loud.
Now that Desolate Emperor was in their grip, he would like to see whether Desolate Palace still had the guts to attack them.
All half-step Human Immortal ancestors of the three palaces gazed at Jiang Chen. They couldn’t help but feel astonished by this young man—a Sixth Grade Great Saint that could seize Desolate Emperor from the very noses of their enemy. If they weren’t seeing this with their own eyes, how would they believe it?
Jiang Chen’s Spatial Shift and the stealthy Ancestral Dragon Pagoda allowed him to appear above Desolate Emperor’s head stealthily. He had anticipated that Desolate experts would attack him, so he had betted on using the seven-storey Ancestral Dragon Pagoda as the defensive barrier. As long as it could withstand one strike, he would succeed in seizing Desolate Emperor. Facts proved that not only he had succeeded, but also done it flawlessly.
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