Dragon-Marked War God - Chapter 867
A New Chapter for the Young Generation
Jiang Chen’s demeanour was imposing, it was a demeanour that ignored life and death. His composure made countless of people drop their tongues out, including Lang Xingtian and Peacock King. No one had ever imagined that Jiang Chen would stand out and make such a declaration.
It was heroic. That’s right. His action was full of heroic aura. All of the young generation from the Demon Race showed their approval for Jiang Chen. This action was able to impress everybody.
However, the sharper ones could detect the underlying meaning in Jiang Chen’s words. He sounded like a true hero who was willing to die for his own actions, but there was a hidden implication within his remark. It was this implication that threw the five overlords into a dilemma.
After Jiang Chen spoke, Big Yellow and Peacock King’s facial expression changed. They had the intelligence to understand Jiang Chen’s intention, especially Big Yellow. He and Jiang Chen had been working together for quite a long time now, and both of them had a good understanding of each other.
“Haha! This is really funny. The patriarchs of the Desolate, Dan, Huo, Narang and Shi families came here personally just to kill a Sixth Grade Minor Saint. This is truly an act of a ‘great’ overlord.”
Big Yellow laughed happily.
“That’s right. With your status and identity, it is truly shameless to come here personally just to besiege a junior. Jiang Chen is standing here for you all to kill now. We can’t stop you all anyway.”
Peacock King was blunt with his words. His words made a lot of people understand Jiang Chen’s message and it impressed them once more. They had to admit that this young man was the shrewdest person here. He was able to change his situation with just a few line of words. The original circumstance was obvious. If they chose to confront these overlords head on, they would not be able to protect Jiang Chen, but the moment Jiang Chen stood out and said those words, the situation changed entirely.
The five patriarchs personally came here just to kill Jiang Chen and regain their dignity and face, but if they were going to surround a junior and kill him, it would certainly hurt their reputation. They would certainly become a laughing stock, they were not only carrying the status of a Sixth Grade Great Saint but also the status and identity of a patriarch of their respective families. They have plenty of ways to kill Jiang Chen aside from personally coming here.
Lang Xingtian showed a praising look at Jiang Chen. This was a man with courage and cunningness. He was incomparable to any ordinary young cultivators. Today’s incident was destined to be a failure. He was afraid that not even him using his full power would be able to change the outcome and save Jiang Chen, however, with just a few words, Jiang Chen was able to change the situation entirely.
The five overlords couldn’t ignore the fact that their reputations were also at stake here. Given the fact that so many people were watching them, they would lose the impression of a graceful bearing, which was something that they couldn’t afford to lose.
Sure enough, after listening to Peacock King and Big Yellow’s remarks, Desolate Yuntian and the others began to hesitate and frown. The reason that they were here was because of their rage, however, they hadn’t thought of the consequences before coming here. Currently, Jiang Chen was still standing in front of them but none of them dared to attack due to hesitation. If there were no people around, they would just straightaway slap Jiang Chen to death. However, with so many people watching them, it had become impossible because their reputation was more precious than Jiang Chen.
“What an intelligent kid.”
The king of Heavenly Leopard was astonished. He hadn’t expected that just a few simple line of words could turn the situation around.
“This Jiang Chen is really extraordinary. He is very clever in understanding and making judgments about a situation.”
“Look, the five patriarchs are hesitating now. They have to take care of their reputation. If they killed Jiang Chen now they might as well forget about their reputation.”
“They are now caught in a dilemma. They couldn’t kill Jiang Chen and couldn’t let him go either, they would lose their dignity if they retreated just because of a few lines of words from a junior.”
A great deal of experts in the Demon Race couldn’t help but be impressed by Jiang Chen’s action, however, these few lines of words was obviously not enough to resolve the real situation.
At this time, Big Yellow spoke.
“I know that as a patriarch and an overlord, your reputation is very important. Killing a young junior with your own hands would only show that your family lacks young geniuses and talents. It would also tarnish your image. In all the families of Pure Land, I’m sure that there are countless of geniuses. I won’t believe that none of you can find a genius that could fight against Jiang Chen. I am now declaring war on the geniuses of the five families. As long as you all can pick a genius to fight Jiang Chen, Jiang Chen would accept the challenge unconditionally.”
In fact, what Big Yellow said weighed a lot. It virtually solved all the problems. If these patriarchs attack Jiang Chen now, it wouldn’t only affect their reputation, but also the competence of their geniuses. The fact that their geniuses couldn’t handle a Sixth Grade Minor Saint would become the biggest joke of the world.
Big Yellow’s words pointed against the peerless geniuses of the Pure Land. This was a direct challenge to them. It was imaginable how excited those geniuses would be, especially those on the Sky Ranking, killing Jiang Chen would be a golden opportunity to earn a great merit. It was also similar to Jiang Chen. This battle would be a good chance for him to test his ability. Fighting with peerless geniuses would certainly be much more exciting than fighting those Ninth Grade Minor Saints in Void Triangular Domain.
This solution was just like hitting two birds in one stone. It was also what Jiang Chen had been thinking. It had become perfect when this was said by Big Yellow instead of Jiang Chen.
“That’s right. I, Jiang Chen, am issuing a direct challenge to all the geniuses of the Pure Land. I will accept the challenge of anyone who wants me dead.”
Jiang Chen added after Big Yellow reaffirmed his decision.
“Haha! Patriarchs, what do you all think? Are you still going to kill Jiang Chen yourselves or send your geniuses to fight him? Or perhaps your geniuses don’t have the guts to fight Jiang Chen?”
Peacock King laughed.
“What a joke. He is only a Sixth Grade Minor Saint. Desolate Family have countless of geniuses that could kill him.”
Desolate Yuntian made cold humph. Desolate Family was the leading family out of the eight families in the Pure Land. Out of the ten places on the Sky Ranking, three geniuses of Desolate Family had been listed whereas the other seven families only had one each. As such, Desolate Family had the most talents.
“Fine. Since you have said it, the conflict between you all and Jiang Chen would be resolved by the younger generations. The Demon Race will never get involved in the battle amongst the young cultivators.”
Lang Xingtian quickly expressed his intention.
“Humph! Little monster! Consider yourself lucky today. Since you have offended my family, it’s only a matter of time before you die.”
Desolate Yuntian let out another cold humph, implying his agreement towards the matter, the conflict would be settled by the young geniuses.
“Alright. We will leave it to the younger generations to settle. I would like to see whether you are really matchless amongst them.”
Huo baitian said.
Narang Changtian, Shi Haotian and Shi Yangtuan also nodded in agreement. They agreed not to attack at Jiang Chen for the sake of their reputation. Secondly, they couldn’t admit that their geniuses were incompetent. Lastly, this was the territory of the Demon Race. If a battle really occurred here, no one knew how it would develop, the Demon Race was not a race that could be easily handled.
More importantly, they had been wanting to test the ability of their geniuses. Jiang Chen’s appearance had given their geniuses the chance to do that. When this news spread out, Jiang Chen would be well known across the world. At the same time, anyone who could kill Jiang Chen would establish a great reputation.
This would certainly be a life-and-death trial. Many of the geniuses were trained in a protected environment. Despite their outstanding talents, they had very limited combat experience. They could gain such an experience through fighting against Jiang Chen.
Since they had already decided not to kill Jiang Chen, they didn’t need to say anything or stay any longer. They left the Spiritual Space Mountain and vanished.
Lang Xingtian and Peacock King let out sigh of relief. They wouldn’t have thought that the predicament would be easily resolved. Although the patriarchs had already left, the Pure Land wouldn’t have any more peaceful days from today onwards. Many extraordinary geniuses that no one had seen before would emerge to fight against Jiang Chen.
“Haha! Jiang Chen, I surely didn’t judge you wrongly. You are a man with courage and shrewdness. You would surely become a great cultivator in the future. However, I have to say that those geniuses on Sky Ranking would not be easy opponents. Every one of them is only half a step away from the Great Saint realm. All of them have powerful techniques and trump cards. You have to be careful when fighting them.”
Peacock King patted Jiang Chen’s shoulder and said.
“That’s right. Although the crisis today has been resolved, it wouldn’t be easy to handle those geniuses. Even though you are able to kill Ninth Grade Minor Saints, those geniuses are not ordinary Minor Saints. Even if they aren’t Great Saints yet, they are incomparable to their peers.”
Lang Xingtian said.
“Thank you very much for patriarch and Peacock King’s help and advice. Jiang Chen is very grateful. As for those geniuses, it doesn’t and won’t concern me. They have to be prepared enough if they want to kill me.”
Jiang Chen’s Qi fluctuated. His blood boiled when he thought about fighting those geniuses on the Sky Ranking.
“Big Yellow, bring the items out.”
Jiang Chen looked at Big Yellow.
Big Yellow opened his mouth and spat out a spatial ring that was illuminated by a golden light. It drifted in the air towards Lang Xingtian. Everyone could clearly see the movement of this item.
“Patriarch, there is one billion high grade True Meta Stones here. 500 million of them was obtained by Big Yellow, the other 500 million is my token of appreciation to the Demon Race.”
Jiang Chen said with a smile.
“What? One billion high grade True Meta Stones?”
Most of them exclaimed and their eyes sparkled.
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