Dragon-Marked War God - Chapter 653
Jiang Chen frowned slightly when he heard what Tyrant said. The situation before them was already obvious. Sot Old Man lacked the strength to fight the enemies, while Tyrant and Big Yellow weren’t strong enough to fight a Fifth Grade Combat Emperor. In addition, given Jiang Chen’s current strength, he could only fight a Fourth Grade Combat Emperor. Unless he use the Saint Bone which would give him the strength to fight a Fifth Grade Combat Emperor.
However, its consumption of energy was just too large. He could only afford to use it once. Even if he could eliminate one elder amongst the three, he still wouldn't be able to handle the other two. At that time, his strength would certainly plummet due to the energy consumption of the Saint Bone.
“It seems like there is only one skill that can be used.”
Jiang Chen’s eyes narrowed into slits. He had to save Sot Old Man. There was only one way to defeat the three Fifth Grade Combat Emperors. Use the Lightning Tribulation. Exploiting the energy of the tribulation would ensure that the three of them would be killed by the lightning strikes.
After Jiang Chen reached the Combat Emperor Realm, the tribulation didn’t seek him. This was because he knew how to control the timing of the lightning tribulation’s arrival, but this could only happen between advancing from the First Grade to the Second Grade Combat Emperor. If he pushed his grade to the Second Grade Combat Emperor, the lightning tribulation will immediately arrive. Initially, Jiang Chen had been thinking about when to let the lightning tribulation descend from the sky. If the lightning tribulation arrived when he’s at the Death Mountain, it would only be a waste as it would only be used to kill without purpose. Moreover, if it still didn’t arrive by then, he would need to find a way to advance his grade the moment he reached the Death Mountain. However, if he tried to ignite the power of the tribulation inside the mountain, it might activate its weakened formation. At that time, it would certainly bring an unimaginable disaster to those who entered the mountain. This meant that everyone there, including Jiang Chen, couldn’t escape from that unfortunate event.
Because of that, he couldn't bring a potential disaster to the Death Mountain. However, at this time, not only did he find a solution, he also encountered such a perfect situation to release the tribulation and kill the three elders of Freedom Palace for good, particularly Thunder Core. When Jiang Chen had contradicted him in Liang Province, he would’ve killed Jiang Chen if he wasn’t stopped by the Sot Old Man. Jiang Chen was someone who would always harbour a resentment, which meant that he had never forgotten that matter.
Today, it was the Sot Old Man who was surrounded by the Freedom Palace’s men. Jiang Chen didn’t need to think twice about saving the old man.
“What skill? Don’t tell me that you are going to use the talisman given by my master.”
Tyrant was stunned.
“Why would I do that? That would only be a waste. I have an excellent skill but the two of you can’t join the battle, instead get as far away from me as possible. Otherwise, you guys would certainly get caught in it. Its power might be too great and would probably be out of my control.”
Jiang Chen reminded Tyrant and Big Yellow. While Tyrant was still lingering in thought, Big Yellow had already flown away to a further place. Apparently, Big Yellow had guessed what Jiang Chen was about to do. It wasn’t hard for him to guess it because he saw the tribulation that Jiang Chen went through when he advanced to the Combat Soul and Combat King realm. Therefore, it would no longer surprise him if another tribulation happen in the Combat Emperor realm.
Tyrant still couldn’t figure out what skill Jiang Chen was going to use, but upon seeing that Big Yellow had already left, he immediately followed suit so that he wouldn’t regret not following Jiang Chen’s instruction.
In the battlefield, the Sot Old Man’s expression was grave. He looked around the formation and suddenly gave out a laugh. “Haha…I, Sot Old Man, have never thought that I would die here.. Thunder Core, make your move now. Once I became a ferocious ghost, I would certainly return to haunt you.”
“Humph! Sot Old Man, I’m afraid that you won’t even have the chance to become a ghost. You’ll die here and your skill will be eliminated.”
Thunder Core made a cold humph. He wanted to kill the Sot Old Man so badly, and end the sufferings that this old foe had caused. His murderous aura erupted, letting the Sot Old Man feel his ferociousness.
“Three stupid old men want to bully one old man, don’t you know what shame is?”
At this moment, a rough voice from afar was heard.
“Who is it?!”
The three elders shouted in surprise and simultaneously turned towards the source of the sound. The Sot Old Man also did the same. As soon as he turned, he saw a good-looking young man in blue with his arms crossed behind his back, it seemed as if he was out here for a leisure walk, his face carried a pleasant and warm smile but the aura he emitted was intimidating.
Thunder Core recognised him with just a glance and couldn’t help but feel surprised. The reason for his surprise was because of his boldness to appear before them. He was thinking about how foolish this young man was for not seeing the current situation. Wasn’t he courting death to walk into such a battlefield?
Aside from that, Thunder Core and the Sot Old Man also sensed Jiang Chen’s cultivation, giving them another surprise. Although a First Grade Combat Emperor wouldn’t concern them at all, they could still remember that Jiang Chen was only a Fourth Grade Combat King back in Liang Province. Not many days had passed, but he had already reached the Combat Emperor realm. His speed of advancement was really inconceivable.
“You’re memory is not bad old man. You can still recognize me. All of you shameless elders from Freedom Palace secretly plotted against a single old man? How good of you?”
Jiang Chen said emotionlessly.
“Where did this kid came from? He dares to behave so atrociously in front of us? Doesn’t he want to live anymore?”
An elder of Freedom Palace was infuriated all of a sudden. They had a high status in this domain, and had a prestigious position in Freedom Palace, but they were insulted by a kid that appeared out of nowhere, how could they swallow it?”
“Jiang Chen, run! You don’t have to care about me. Just tell young master to avenge me.”
The Sot Old Man shouted at Jiang Chen frantically as if it was an emergency. To him, this young man was just too impulsive. He walked into the battlefield with just the strength of a First Grade Combat Emperor, does he want to die so badly? Even though he said that, he still felt a sense of gratitude, seeing that Jiang Chen was brave enough to stand out. Whatever happened, his young master's friend was a certainly a person who valued friendship.
“You want to leave? I’m afraid that it won’t be that easy. Since you're already here, don’t leave.”
Thunder Core’s murderous aura became visible. He used his Divine Sense to inform the two elders about Jiang Chen's identity. Their expression suddenly changed as they too, started releasing their murderous aura towards Jiang Chen. This young man was growing too fast, if he wasn’t eliminated, he would certainly be a huge threat sooner or later.
If they couln't use a genius like him, then he had to be eliminated. The fact that he had allied himself with the Devil Religion meant that they wouldn’t have a chance to recruit him anymore, therefore he must die.
“I don't have any intention to leave. You all want to kill me? I’m afraid that it won’t happen. As for the three of you, if you choose to leave now, you may still have a chance. Or else, your death will be certain.”
Jiang Chen feigned a cruel and intimidating speech. However, this didn’t scare them off, instead, it made them laugh as if they had heard the funniest joke. A First Grade Combat Emperor declared that he wanted to eliminate them, wasn’t this a stupid and funny joke?
“Humph! In that case, don’t blame my impoliteness!”
Jiang Chen made a cold humph.
“Haha…kid, don’t try to pretend. Why don’t you try to show us what’s impolite’?”
Thunder Core sneered at Jiang Chen. He felt that this young man was just a cute and naïve little boy. However, his impression of him suddenly changed. The next moment, he started to feel how foolish he was.
A strong Qi shot out from Jiang Chen’s body. The Qi caused the supposedly mild wind and calm weather to turn into thunderclaps with strong gust of winds as if it was a scene of the end of the world. The lightning came all of a sudden and in a flash, the sky was covered with countless of dark clouds. Terrifying pressure descended from the sky, giving everyone a heart-startling feeling.
All the elders, including the Sot Old Man’s faces changed drastically. The three elders couldn’t continue laughing anymore. It would be impossible for them not to realise what was about to happen given their cultivation.
“It’s a tribulation! God! This young man can actually cause a natural disaster?! By my grandmother! This is a monster!”
An elder of Freedom Palace finally changed his look.
“I have forgotten about this. When he advanced to the Combat King realm in Liang Province, I heard that he had also caused a tribulation. Let’s leave now or else, we will surely be implicated in this catastrophe!”
Thunder Core barked. At this point, he couldn’t care about Sot Old Man anymore, he was about to confront the legendary tribulation right now. Even with his Fifth Grade Combat Emperor level of strength, he couldn’t stay calm in such a situation.
The higher one's cultivation was, their understanding of the tribulation would also deepened. The more they knew about it, the more they knew how terrifying the tribulation was.
“My mother! Young master’s friend is a real monstrous genius, he can even cause a tribulation!”
A part of him was shocked but he was mostly surprised and delighted. He thought that Jiang Chen was just a reckless kid with a strength of a First Grade Combat Emperor seeking for death. Based on the current situation, Jiang Chen already had a trump card before he appeared.
Jiang Chen looked up towards the sky that was covered with layers of dark clouds. He saw that there were nine reddish lightning, it made him reveal a bitter smile.
The nine cycles of tribulation. One would certainly have a bitter smile if one faced such a horrifying situation. Jiang Chen could defend against such a tribulation because of his Dragon Transformation Art. Nonetheless, he still felt a sense of surprise in his heart. A lighting tribulation like this could enhance his physique further, activating his hidden potential. As long as he could survive this tribulation, he would be able to advance to the Second Grade Combat Emperor. This was what he hoped to happen.
“We can’t afford to make any more delays. Quickly, run! Leave! We’ll just observe from a afar. He definitely can’t survive such a terrifying tribulation. Once it’s over, he would certainly fall into a very weak state. We’ll attack him at that time and kill him.”
Thunder Core barked his words.
As soon as his voice faded, he heard a thunderclap approaching . It was a very thick and sturdy lightning, similar to a giant python, carrying an intense Heavenly force as it raced towards Jiang Chen.
The moment the lightning struck, Jiang Chen moved like a wild leopard. With the combination of Spatial Shift, he moved extremely fast and reached the nearest elder.
“Old man, I gave you the chance to run but you didn’t want to, taste the lightning tribulation.”
Jiang Chen said coldly, The old man’s face turned ugly. It was already too late for him to run now. The Heavenly Tribulation had locked down on his Qi. It created a sound of ‘hong’ and with a flash of lightning, the tribulation was now attacking this elder, and struck him.