Dragon-Marked War God - Chapter 122
Crisis in the Outer Circle
Okay, quick announcement here, as I can’t really post anywhere else. Starting today, I will be doing a total of 2 chapters every day, for a total of 14 regular chapters per week, as well as up to 7 sponsored chapters, meaning a possible total of 21 chapters a week. I will be doing this for the entirety of July, meaning, a total of 4 weeks/28 days.
If things go well, I will continue following this schedule in following months!
Anyways, enjoy the chapter!
Chapter 122 – Crisis in the Outer Circle
More and more cracks appeared on the stone wall. The entire stone wall was filled with cracks that kept on extending, resembling a gigantic spider web.
“I never expected that there would be something else in this cave. Behind this stone wall, there is an empty space, it looked perfectly normal. Without detailed examination, there’s no way we could have found anything special about it. I also didn’t find anything special when we were here previously… It must be the energy waves that appeared during your breakthrough that caused the destruction of this stone wall’s structure.”
Big Yellow said.
“What good luck, perhaps there is some treasure hiding inside!”
Jiang Chen’s eyes lit up. He loved treasures, and it was obvious that there was something special about this stone wall. Perhaps there was truly some treasure hidden within.
Big Yellow was even more straightforward, he spat out a golden beam towards the stone wall. With a loud bang, the stone wall which was filled with cracks shattered, and a dark passage appeared behind the stone wall, leading to an unknown place.
“There is really something hiding inside, come, let’s go check it out.”
Without any hesitation, Jiang Chen walked into the dark passage. A skillful warrior was never afraid of a challenge, and Jiang Chen was the perfect representation of that.
“Wait for me!”
Big Yellow followed and entered the passage behind Jiang Chen.
It was a narrow and dried passage. After Jiang Chen and Big Yellow walked for about 2-3 miles, they finally saw some light at the end of the passage.
They saw a cave at the end of the passage. Above the cave, there was a hole where the sunlight shone through. There was also water dripping down from the hole that fell into a big pool in the cave. A path made from dark green rocks was located in the middle of the cave.
“This is a natural water curtain cave, I never expected there would be such a beautiful place within the Myriad Demon Mountain!”
Jiang Chen said. This water curtain was incredibly beautiful, and it would be an ideal place to enter secluded cultivation.
“I sense some intense energies here, I’m sure there are some hidden treasures!”
Big Yellow sniffed around, he kept looking around and examining while his eyes were glowing brightly. After searching for some time, he stared at the center of the cave. There was a small pond made from some green crystal stones, and it was emitting a faded smoke.
“There really is treasure!”
Big Yellow immediately dashed out and came to the middle of the water curtain cave. He placed both of his paws on the side of the pool. At the same time, Jiang Chen came over and looked into the pool.
Both man’s and dog’s expressions changed, and they felt some difficulty when breathing.
“Energy Spring Water!”
Big Yellow and Jiang Chen shouted in surprise at the same time. They saw a meter wide pool fully filled with milky white Energy Spring Water.
“Damn! So much Energy Spring Water, it would be such of a waste to leave it here… Let your father drink a mouthful first!”
Without saying anything else, Big Yellow put his mouth into the pool and started drinking the Energy Spring Water.
“Fuck you, don’t drink it all!”
Jiang Chen had seen how Big Yellow ate at the Silver Moon restaurant, so he didn’t dare slow down for even a little bit. Although there was a lot of Energy Spring Water here, if he didn’t act fast, Big Yellow would devour it all.
This was Energy Spring Water, the true essence of this world. A drop of this would cost a fortune outside of this cave, and yet, there was pool filled with it right here.
If an ordinary man drank this Energy Spring Water, it would help strengthen his health and prolong his life. The Energy Spring Water provided even greater help for cultivators, it contained the purest energy. A cultivator would feel elevated, their bodies and muscles would strengthen, and all impurities within their bodies would disappear. It was a rare and precious treasure.
Jiang Chen didn’t care about his image anymore. Half his face was inside the pool, and he started drinking the Energy Spring Water. If the way this man and dog drank the Energy Spring Water. If this was known by anyone else, they would surely start screaming and start desiring to kill them. This was some fucking Energy Spring Water, not some plain water.
After drinking for some time, Jiang Chen and Big Yellow immediately stopped drinking. Big Yellow laid down on the side and fell asleep. Sleeping was his best method of digesting energy that he had just absorbed. Jiang Chen circulated the Dragon Transformation skill and begun digesting the energy. The reason why they stopped drinking was because they had drank too much of the energy, and if they didn’t digest it in time, they wouldn’t be able to sustain all the energy, even with their strong bodies.
The Energy Spring Water was like a clear and refreshing stream that flowed around within Jiang Chen’s body. With help from the Dragon Transformation skill, all the energy was digested and used to condense new Dragon Marks.
An hour later, Jiang Chen and Big Yellow opened their eyes up at the same time. Both of them moved the same way, they jumped back to the pool and started drinking again.
The Energy Spring Water was definitely a rare treasure, and these two abnormal prodigals had just created the most wasteful method of drinking it; drinking it like it was plain water.
The man and dog stopped drinking after filling themselves up, then they started digesting the energy. Then, they repeated the entire process again and again. It took two days for them to completely stop.
Now, both of them were filled with energy. Big Yellow was glowing in a golden light, and he looked mighty. Jiang Chen was even more terrifying, with the help of the Energy Spring Water, in just two days he had formed another 15 new Dragon Marks. Now, he had a total of 80 Dragon Marks in his Qi Sea. He really had a great harvest for the trip.
With Jiang Chen’s current combat strength, he could kill any Mid Heavenly Core warrior. And, Late Heavenly Core warriors would have a hard time if they were to try and kill him.
“Damn it, enough, I don’t want to drink anymore, my stomach is going to explode.”
Big Yellow waggled his tail with a satisfied expression on his face. The Energy Spring Water had provided Big Yellow with huge benefits, and it had taken him one step closer to the Heavenly Core realm.
“Continuing drinking the Energy Spring Water won’t provide us any help… But there’s still half a pool of Energy Spring Water… Let’s take it and turn it into wine in the future!”
Jiang Chen said. Using the Energy Spring Water to make wine, if anyone heard this then they would immediately cough out some blood, and that person would definitely slam Jiang Chen’s face with his shoes.
He flipped his hand and took out a palm-size bottle from his storage ring. The bottle was also a storage item, and while it couldn’t hold too much liquid, it was still more than enough to hold all of the remaining Energy Spring Water.
After storing every last drop of the remaining Energy Spring Water into the bottle, Jiang Chen and Big Yellow left the Water Curtain Cave with satisfied expressions, then they left the Myriad Demon Mountain.
It had been three days since Jiang Chen left the Black Sect, and he had met a great harvest during this period. Not only did Jiang Chen break through to the Late Mortal Core realm and completely stabilize it, he had also formed a total of 80 Dragon Marks which made him closer to the Heavenly Core realm.
The Black Sect!
Outside of Jiang Chen’s courtyard, three disciples from the outer circle were walking back and forth with panicked expressions on their faces.
“What should we do? Is senior disciple Jiang really dead? If he really is dead, then who will help us?”
One of them said.
“Bullshit! Senior disciple Jiang is a man with great luck, I’m sure he is still alive now!”
“But senior disciple Jiang has disappeared for three days, the rumor about him dying in the Myriad Demon Mountain has been spread amongst all outer circle disciples! Guo Lei and his men have become so arrogant now, and they always pick fights with us! Even senior disciple Yan is in secluded cultivation now, there’s no one who can help us now…”
The three of them were discussing while in extremely bad mods. They were very close to Wang Yun and Huang Zheng before this, and they had vowed to follow Jiang Chen no matter what. But, since two days ago, a rumor saying that Jiang Chen had been killed in the Myriad Demon Mountain had started spreading, and after that, someone had started picking fights with them.
Right at this moment, two figures descended from the sky and landed in front of the entrance to the courtyard. They were Jiang Chen and Big Yellow.
When these three disciple saw Jiang Chen appearing after having disappeared three days ago, they become startled. However, they immediately jumped up in excitement, and one of them even start crying out like they had just found their savior.
“Senior disciple Jiang, you’re still alive, you’re really alive, that’s great, that’s perfect!”
“I told you that senior disciple Jiang wouldn’t die so easily, see this? He is here, alive and kicking!”
These three disciples were very excited, and they couldn’t be blamed for it. To them, Jiang Chen was their savior.
“Dead? Who said I was dead?”
Jiang Chen’s eyes lit up. He had been away for only three days, and there was someone who had spread rumors saying he was dead. This made him think about the man in black who had tried killing him back in the Myriad Demon Mountain.
“It was that bastard Guo Lei who said it! He told us that senior disciple Jiang had been killed in the Myriad Demon Mountain! Besides, this Guo is incredibly arrogant and despotic, he purposely picked those who followed you and forced them to give him 100 Mortal Restoration Pills every month! Wang Yun and Huang Zheng were seriously wounded because they refused to follow his orders, and the rest of us had no choice but to pay them 100 Mortal Restoration Pills. We won’t be able to cultivate anymore if he takes 100 Mortal Restoration Pills from us every single month!”
One of the disciples explained everything to Jiang Chen with a gloomy expression. Wang Yun and Huang Zheng went to the Myriad Demon Mountain 5 days ago and came back 2 days ago, and that’s when they were wounded by Guo Lei.
Hearing all of this, an angry expression emerged on Jiang Chen’s face. He asked, “Who is Guo Lei?”
“Senior disciple Jiang, Guo Lei is one of the geniuses amongst the outer circle disciples. He has a cultivation base at the peak of the Mortal Core realm, and he is also close with some of the disciples from the inner circle! That’s why no one has dared to offend him. And now that he heard that senior disciple Jiang had died, he started picking on us!”
The disciple said again.
“He only asked you to give him Mortal Restoration Pills?”
Jiang Chen asked.
“Yes, there were around 80 disciples who followed senior disciple Wang Yun and vowed their loyalty to senior disciple Jiang, and all of us became targets of that bully Guo Lei. No other disciples were bullied by him.”
The disciple said again.
Hearing all of this, Jiang Chen’s face darkened. Obviously, this matter was not so simple. Guo Lei was just a small fish, and the one who wanted to do something to him was from the inner circle.
Guo Lei was just a small disciple from the outer circle; how could he have known that Jiang Chen went to the Myriad Demon Mountain? Also, how could he have known that Jiang Chen was killed in the mountain? It was obvious that he had been sent by someone else to spread the rumour and bully Wang Yun.