Dragon-Marked War God - Chapter 661
Engaging in Battle
The suppressed combat aura between the two groups were about to erupt. The Freedom Palace had lost two Fifth Grade Combat Emperors. The ones that they lost were elders, which meant that it varied a lot compared to disciples. Elders represented the dignity of the sect, if their murderer wasn’t being hunted down or was compensated, the sect would be looked down upon by the others and would eventually became a laughing stock of everyone.
Guo Shao Fei was taken aback. The incident suddenly stirred his interest in this junior brother Jiang, but he had to make sure that the morale of Nebula Sect wasn’t weaker than his opponent’s regardless of what had happened between the elders of the Freedom Palace and Jiang Chen. Guo Shao Fei couldn’t show any weakness.
Guo Shao Fei wasn’t a fool. Especially the figures on the Earth Ranking, none of them were fools, they were all not only good in combat but also in terms of intelligence. Everyone knew of the crime that Jiang Chen had committed in Nebula Sect, but he wasn’t even slightly penalized for any of those crimes. Obviously, he was cared of by the upper ranks of the sect or even by the sect master. Jiang Chen was a rare genius that could initiate the heavenly tribulation, which meant that this kind of genius would only appear every ten thousand years. Guo Shao Fei naturally wouldn’t treat such a person as his enemy. Furthermore, Jiang Chen was also his junior brother, meaning that he should protect him.
“Not only are the elders of the Freedom Palace murdered by a mere First Grade Combat Emperor, they even dared to announce such a shameful incident openly to everyone, truly shameless.”
At this point, an enigmatic voice sounded. Everyone turned and found the source of the sound, it was from the Dark Devil Religion’s young master, Han Yan, who spoke. He couldn’t let these hostile people of the Freedom Palace continuously denounce his friend.
“Right, Jiang Chen has colluded with the Dark Devil Religion. He used the Heavenly Tribulation to kill two of our elders because of Sot Old Man. The Nebula Sect is a righteous sect, how can they even tolerate their own disciple working with the Dark Devil Religion?”
The elder who escaped from Jiang Chen said when he saw Han Yan. He wouldn’t miss the chance to condemn Jiang Chen even further regarding his alliance with the Dark Devil Religion.
“What did you say, old man? What’s wrong with our Dark Devil Religion? We have men who are even nobler than yours. It has to be because your elders besieged our elder, leaving Jiang Chen no choice but to interfere.”
A youth who was an Eighth Grade Combat Emperor shouted. His name was Mo Sang. He was at the same grade as Guo Shao Fei and was also a rare genius in the religion. If the young master hadn’t appeared all of a sudden, it would’ve been him who would lead the expedition this time. None dared to look down on him, every word he spoke had a lot of weight.
The people of the Dark Devil Religion started to respond. In the beginning, they didn’t know why the young master had joined in the arguments between the Freedom Palace and the Nebula Sect. Now, they all understood that it was related to their religion as well. Jiang Chen’s acts were to save an elder of their religion. In that case, they wouldn’t do nothing about it anymore. The impression that they had for Jiang Chen slowly improved and became better.
“You people of the devil religion are always committing wicked acts. Anyone has the right to punish you people. Even if it’s me who met your elder, I’ll definitely kill him.”
Tan Zhi Bai of the Tan Family said while pointing the tip of his folding fan. Initially, it was a conflict between the Freedom Palace and the Nebula Sect but in a moment, the Dark Devil Religion and Tan Family had gotten involved as well.
“See, the inharmonious major five have begun a conflict because of Jiang Chen.”
“I heard that Tan Zhi Bai and Mo Sang have engaged in a battle before. So, Tan Zhi Bai’s resentment against the Dark Devil Religion isn’t so surprising.”
“Let’s see what’s going to happen next. It’s becoming even more heated up. Look, the Skyhill School has come. The Death Mountain is going to open soon, but no one knows whether these major powers will start a fight before it opens.”
The Skyhill School didn’t appear to be interested in the current conflict. They only stood in their groups as if they were also bystanders like the rogue cultivators.
“Tan Family, eh? Do you have the right to kill us? Try to do that now if you have the guts, I’ll be sure to tear you apart.”
Mo Sang was infuriated. A wave of devil aura shot out from his body. A slight disagreement would always prompt the people of Dark Devil Religion to fight, this had always been their personality. They could be cunning and sinister, but they were always very straightforward in a battle and they didn’t follow any rules.
“You want a piece of me? Bring it on! I’m not afraid of you.”
Tan Zhi Bai made a clap with his folding fan and jumped to the sky. Mo Sang naturally didn’t feel threatened as well, turning into a devil light and also rushed towards the sky. In the blink of an eye, the two of them clashed, their battlefield was the sky, making the whole area below to darken.
“Hehe…They are fighting now. This is really exciting.”
The leader of Skyhill School’s group chuckled. He had a good and masculine look and seemed to be around the age of twenty seven or eight. He had a moderate body shape and glittering eyes which made anyone able to easily recognize him as the most outstanding person of the group. He was called Yan Hui and his grade was at the peak of Eighth Grade Combat Emperor. Currently, he was watching the battle between Mo Sang and Tan Zhi Bai with a leisurely face and a relaxed mood.
These two geniuses were fighting intensely. If it didn’t go well, it could simply turn into an ugly battle. Though the Death Mountain hadn’t opened yet, if there was a big fight outside the mountain, it would be very interesting.
On the other side, the Freedom Palace and the Nebula Sect were still in conflict, each of them refused to give in to the other. Jiang Chen had a good reputation in Nebula Sect, particularly in the inner sect as he was an idol of countless disciples.
“Guo Shao Fei, we, the Freedom Palace, won’t leave this matter unsettled. Someone from the Nebula Sect must account for this incident, so you should pass Jiang Chen to us.”
Li Long continued to say.
“Go and find my big brother yourself if you can but I doubt your ability though. Even if he stands before you, I don’t think you will be able to catch him.”
Zuo Ling Er shouted while clenching her fists so hard that a cracking sound was heard. If it wasn’t for her inability to fight this man, she would have already struck him given her forthright attitude. How could she ever allow someone to keep on defaming her big brother?
Not very far away, four silhouettes appeared in a flash. There were three men and one dog. On the side, they saw the intense battle between Mo Sang and Tan Zhi Bai.
“Why are they battling?”
Tyrant was stunned.
“That is our rare genius, Mo Sang, but why is he fighting against the Tan Family?”
Sot Old Man felt startled.
“It seems that the relationship between Dark Devil Religion and Tan Family isn’t that good after all. I have a friend in the Tan Family named Tan Zhi Hao, and he will be helping you guys to reach a compromise in the conflict. Now that we are going into the Death Mountain, getting one extra friend is better than getting an enemy.”
Jiang Chen smiled. He could feel the prominence of Tan Zhi Hao’s identity in the Tan Family. As Jiang Chen had saved his life before, the Tan Family would certainly consider him as a friend.
Jiang Chen had no idea what had happened outside the mountain. Due to the quartet’s booming Qi, they were noticed by a lot of people very quickly. Their strong Qi drew many people’s attention. The first who saw them coming was the group from the Freedom Palace.
“It’s Jiang Chen. He finally appeared.”
“Kill him now!”
Two elders of the Freedom Palace bellowed and led the way towards Jiang Chen’s direction. Wang Yi’s body swayed and rushed over to join them. These three were the team who was hunting for Jiang Chen. Now that they had seen him, their murderous aura erupted.
“Look, that young man in white is Jiang Chen, he is still very young…”
“Ya, seems like the Freedom Palace isn’t going to let him go this time. I have no idea how will he deal with them.”
“That is Sot Old Man from the Dark Devil Religion. Jiang Chen really has colluded with the devil religion. The Freedom Palace is right about this.”
Many people were staring at Jiang Chen. Three men from the Freedom Palace lost their patience and had went towards them to block their path.
“Jiang Chen, you killed our elders. Die now!”
Wang Yi bellowed, his murderous aura bursting forth from his body.
“People of the Freedom Palace! Humph!”
Jiang Chen revealed a smirk, and made a cold humph. “Sot Old Man, block this dude for me.”
Without any hesitation, Sot Old Man instantly met his charge. He was now at the pinnacle of Sixth Grade Combat Emperor, and is certainly able to hold Wang Yi back. His devilish aura rose to the sky, and using the dark cold Devil Weapon he was holding, he slashed it at Wang Yi.
“Jiang Chen, you can’t use the Heavenly Tribulation anymore, I want to see what other tricks you have up your sleeve.”
The two elders gritted their teeth while positioning themselves in the left and right of Jiang Chen, then attacked him at the same time. The three attackers from Freedom Palace were too fast for one to react. It would be too late for a rescue team to save Jiang Chen and Sot Old Man.
However, Jiang Chen didn’t require any help.
The light from the sword shined brilliantly, Jiang Chen’s tyrannical aura was coming out of his body when the Heavenly Saint Sword appeared in his hand. The sword was so divine and the surface was fully covered with blood red dragon marks. The sword was now a very powerful Emperor Weapon, being many times stronger than before.
Without saying a word, Jiang Chen slashed at the elder who escaped his grasped before. His slash shook both heaven and earth. When the sword had locked his Qi, the initially confident elder could feel his confidence crumbling. He sensed the Qi of hell, the taste of death.
In a moment of panic, the elder drew out his weapon and attempted to deflect Jiang Chen’s attack.
Unfortunately, Jiang Chen’s attack was too powerful for a Fifth Grade Combat Emperor to defend against. The power of Jiang Chen’s Heavenly Saint Sword was inestimable. Stunning the eyes of many people, the sword slashed through the elder’s body. The elder wailed in agony before dying. His body was slashed into half and fell from the sky.
Another elder who was also lunging toward Jiang Chen exclaimed. He looked at Jiang Chen in terror as though he had just seen a grim reaper. His original bursting Qi suddenly dimmed as if it had disappeared, similar to a low tide.
“Since you have come, why don’t you die together?”
Jiang Chen met him with another strike. The light of the sword turned into a piece of web, completely containing the elder. Jiang Chen’s slash was too fast for the elder to react. It was an all-out attack, the Fifth Grade Combat Emperor couldn’t resist it at all.
Another wail was heard, another elder of the Freedom Palace was dead!