Dragon-Marked War God - Chapter 668
More Remarkable Than Assassins
To Jiang Chen, those three disciples of the Tan Family that had appeared were nothing more than a music interlude but at least he got some useful information about Tan Zhi Hao and Tan Lang. He wouldn’t be uninterested about his two friends’ matter, but that would only happen after he had gone out of the Death Mountain, which would take roughly a month.
Although Tan Zhi Hao was imprisoned, he still has the Bloodline of the Tan Family. The worst that could happen to him was to get bullied, it wouldn’t cost him his life yet, but it would be a different case for Tan Lang. He was an outsider, anyone in the Tan Family could easily end his life because of a slight conflict. Therefore, Jiang Chen was most worried about Tan Lang. If he successfully came out of the Death Mountain, he would head straight for the Tan Family.
“These treasures… you all divide them.”
Jiang Chen said while looking at the Heaven Rank Restoration pills and Combat Weapons.
“I’m not interested in these. Combat Weapons and Heaven Rank Restoration pills are useless to me. You need it little Chen, as your consumption of pills is very heavy.”
Han Yan said.
“I don’t want them as well.”
Sot Old Man quickly responded. Not even his young master wanted these things, of course he couldn’t as well. Sot Old Man was a very intelligent man, he understood the meaning implied in Han Yan’s words. These Heaven Rank Restoration pills were all for Jiang Chen. Jiang Chen had once saved his life and had given him the Nine Solar Lightning Dragon pills, he naturally couldn’t rob the items away from him.
“I’m also not interested.”
Tyrant expressed no interest in these treasure as well. He probably needed the Heaven Rank Restoration pills, but his consumption wasn’t as heavy as Jiang Chen. In truth, Heaven Rank Restoration pills were very valuable. Almost all of the cultivators needed them except for Han Yan and Big Yellow who used their bloodline to cultivate, but they knew how much Jiang Chen needed these pills, so they decided to give all of the pills to him.
“Big brother, your consumption of these pills is huge during cultivation. All the pills I required will be prepared by my master, I don’t need these either. He he…”’
Zuo Ling Er chuckled. What she said was correct. Hua Gu Yi felt very fortunate to be able to accept such a monstrous disciple, she would naturally give most of her efforts and items to Zuo Ling Er.
“These pills are very useful to me indeed. In that case, I will be straight. Ah Yan, we will take half of these weapons each. We do not need them, but they will be extremely useful to your religion and my sect. The Mysterious Domain will descend into chaos soon, we must be prepared for it. Moreover, I have two Nine Solar Lightning-Dragon pills here. You and Ling Er each get one, consume it and we will leave this place then head for the deeper regions of the mountain.”
Jiang Chen said before keeping all the Heaven Rank Restoration pills. He had taken half of the Combat Weapons, the other half was for Han Yan. Since Han Yan was the young master of the Dark Devil Religion now, he could use these weapons to bind his men together. When these weapons reached the Dark Devil Religion and the Nebula Sect, these two powers' overall strengths would increase by one level.
Jiang Chen took out the two Nine Solar Lightning-Dragon pills and gave them separately to Han Yan and Zuo Ling Er. He had almost forgotten about this matter. Now was the right time to give these pills to the two of them as it was only both of them who hadn’t consumed the pills.
“The legendary Nine Solar Lightning-Dragon pill?”
Han Yan’s eyes sparkled. Since he was a young master now, his knowledge about things widened tremendously. He had seen the formidable abilities of this pill in an ancient record before, but he had never thought that he could see it with his own eyes today.
“This pill was concocted by my own hands. Once you two have consumed the pills, your level of grade will be enhanced further.”
Jiang Chen said.
Han Yan didn’t try to argue and received the pills from Jiang Chen and swallowed it immediately. They didn’t need any formalities in their friendship, they were sworn brothers who would live and die together, and thus, there was nothing that they should be so calculative about.
Zuo Ling Er had never heard this kind of pill before, but she knew that Jiang Chen had brought her a good thing. When the Nine Solar Lightning-Dragon pill that was carrying a sunny hot Qi dropped on Zuo Ling Er’s hands, her eyes glittered.
“This is a priceless Saint pill. Big brother, if I consume this pill my grade will improve and I can reach the peak of the Third Grade Combat Emperor.”
Zuo Ling Er was very happy that she could further enhance her combat strength. Although she was very strong, there was still a huge gap between Jiang Chen and her. If there was a chance of advancement, she wouldn’t miss it as she didn’t want to be a burden for her big brother.
After that, Han Yan and Zuo Ling Er consumed the pills.
“Big Yellow, Tyrant, you two and Sot Old Man guard here, I’ll go out for a while.”
Without waiting for them to respond, Jiang Chen vanished.
“Where is brother Jiang going?”
Sot Old Man asked.
“I don't know either, but he must have something important that needs to be done.”
Big Yellow simply responded. Every action of Jiang Chen had a reason behind, he wouldn’t perform an action without a proper reason.
More than ten miles outside the palace, Jiang Chen’s silhouette emerged in the desolate area. He stood there, rooted to the ground as if he was waiting for something to appear.
Half an hour had passed, but he just stood there with his eyes closed. The reason for that was still unclear.
Suddenly, the air vibrated as a skin-stingingly cold and long sword raced out of the darkness, aiming for Jiang Chen’s brain.
“You finally appeared.”
Jiang Chen immediately opened his eyes then used Spatial Shift and Nine Phantom Wolves simultaneously. His body lunged forward, meeting the sword in a flash. That long sword pierced through him, but it was a mere shadow.
“You have very sharp senses, managing to escape from my art of assassination.”
A cold and hoarse voice was heard from the air. After a while, a man in black walked out of the darkness. His entire body was filled with cold murderous aura. His face was veiled with black cloth, but his eyes told others that he wasn’t old. His attire, the cold-blooded murderous aura and the near perfect art of assassination explained everything about his identity and background.
He was an assassin from the Dark Shadow.
“A Fifth Grade Combat Emperor.”
Jiang Chen scanned the man in black and smirked. He knew the Dark Shadow very well. It was a very scary organization. He was destined to be haunted by assassins from the moment he killed the first Dark Shadow assassin. They wouldn’t leave him alone, even if he had entered the Death Mountain.
Before Jiang Chen had entered the spatial zone, he had already sensed a hidden murderous aura somewhere. He had guessed that the aura belonged to an assassin from the Dark Shadows as only them could have such a terrifying ability to conceal themselves.
An assassin of the Dark Shadow would always find the best time to kill. The man in black had been hiding in the darkness all along and wasn’t distracted by the abundant treasure. This proved that he was qualified to be an assassin.
Jiang Chen had walked out of the palace to eliminate the chances of the assassin striking. Han Yan and Zuo Ling Er were focused on absorbing the Nine Solar Lightning-Dragon pill. If the assassin chose to strike him during this period, not only would it affect the two of them, it might even harm them. Thus, Jiang Chen had chosen to walk out of the palace.
The Dark Shadow’s assassin would only attack their given target, they wouldn’t aim for any other person. Jiang Chen had thought that if he appeared alone in an area, the assassin would emerge. It turned out to be true.
“You may be strong, but I’m not as stupid as those elders of the Freedom Palace. I alone will be enough to kill you.”
The man in black was full of confidence. Apparently, he had already noticed Jiang Chen when he was still outside of the Death Mountain. He had seen how Jiang Chen had killed the elders of the Freedom Palace, but that didn’t affect his decision to kill him. In other words, this was his task. An assassin of the Dark Shadow would never back down from their tasks.
“You are rather talkative. Assassins shouldn’t be that talkative.”
Jiang Chen said calmly as he drew out his Heavenly Saint Sword slowly. He had to be very careful of his opponent’s movement, especially if it’s an assassin from the Dark Shadow. The assassin might be at the same grade as the elders of the Freedom Palace, but his strength wasn’t the same as the technique that the Dark Shadow’s assassins used was sneaky and swift, which was terrifying.
The assassin made a cold humph. He stabbed his sword towards Jiang Chen, the he disappeared as if he was never there before.
The moment the assassin disappeared, a dangerously cold aura was sensed behind Jiang Chen.
Even Jiang Chen would have to admit that this assassin’s art was terrifying and profound. The sword had initially stabbed from the front, but in a split second it had moved to his back which made them defenseless.
If it was an ordinary person who had faced such a sword attack, he would have been unaware and would have had no time to react.
Unfortunately, it was Jiang Chen, a wildly abnormal person. His Great Soul Derivation technique was beyond one’s understanding, he could clearly track the assassin’s traces and Qi.
Also, Jiang Chen’s body was moving using the Spatial Shift and Nine Phantom Wolves, meaning that his speed was faster than the assassin’s. The moment that the assassin stabbed, Jiang Chen’s Heavenly Saint Sword had stabbed behind towards the darkness, unexpectedly, the two metals clashed together.
The metals produced a jingling sound. The spatial zone was pierced through and this created a great spark. The assassin was pushed back by the impact for more than ten steps before he found his balance. He looked in terror.
“You can see through my sword art and movement skills?
The assassin was very shocked. He had seen Jiang Chen’s technique when the Fifth Grade Combat Emperors was killed while Jiang Chen was merely a Second Grade Combat Emperor. The assassin knew that he wouldn’t be able to withstand the attack. He had to depend on his sword art which was as blurry as a specter and was as deadly as cobra, meaning that no one should ever know which direction the attack would come from.
However, Jiang Chen’s ability was beyond the assassin’s imagination. Jiang Chen could handle his sword art with ease and had super sharp senses that had even caused the assassin to be taken aback.
“When even your sword art can’t make a mark on me, you are only left with your combat strength which is useless compared to mine. Now, you only have death waiting.”
Jiang Chen raised his sword and pointed towards the man in black. His opponent felt like Jiang Chen was the killer now. If Jiang Chen was an assassin, he would be a remarkable one.