Dragon-Marked War God - Chapter 904
“What? Your name is Jiang Chen?”
“No wonder you looks so familiar. Jiang Chen, we have been looking for you everywhere. I didn’t expect you to deliver yourself at our doorstep along with a few volunteers.”
“Jiang Chen, you have caused us to suffer a tremendous loss. Your very existence is a disgrace in the history of the Dark Shadow. This disgrace can only be washed away with your blood. But I have to say, I am impressed by your audacity for intruding into our stronghold. Don’t you know this is no different than having one foot in your grave?”
As soon as the sarcastic voice of the Great Saint fell, Jiang Chen acted. He moved like a cheetah. The sharp Heavenly Saint Sword pierced through the man’s chest. That sarcasm on his face hadn’t disappeared but froze. He looked down at the metal blade that had penetrated through his body, feeling the constant loss of his vital force before his facial expression changed.
“No, this is not possible.”
That First Grade Great Saint began to spurt out blood. He shook his head as he couldn’t believe what he saw. His adversary was clearly a mere Eighth Grade Minor Saint. So how could he have such a powerful attack power? So powerful that he didn’t even get the chance to react. A single stab pierced directly through him.
This Great Saint might not have dreamt that he would die one day, let alone dying in the hands of an Eighth Grade Minor Saint, which was a very ridiculous thing.
“There are many impossible things in this world. Just like what happened to you now.” Jiang Chen’s face turned into a sneer.
A powerful destructive force erupted from the Heavenly Saint Sword. The Great Saint let out an agonizing cry before his entire body exploded into a fog of blood, spattering over the others.
Only then did the other four regain their senses, and their facial expression changed dramatically. The incident was so sudden that it was beyond anyone’s expectations. Jiang Chen’s violent attack also told them that this young man wasn’t as weak as he looks like. It the occurred to them that they finally knew why the Dark Shadow had kept suffering losses while attempting to assassinate this young man.
“Let’s kill him together!”
The other four Great Saints were completely furious. They immediately summoned their combat weapons and launched an attack together. The dragon marks in Jiang Chen’s body rippled as he fought the four enemies. Despite the fact that there were four of them, they were unable to overpower him.
As for the dozens of Minor Saint assassins, they only acted as bystanders watching the battle. They weren’t qualified to join such a huge battle. Each of their eyes revealed horror. No one had ever imagined that Jiang Chen would be this powerful. There were quite a number of Eighth Grade Minor Saint assassins among them. They too possessed extraordinary talents and were rare geniuses, but compared to Jiang Chen, they instantly got dejected, and felt they were worse than dog faeces.
“What do we do now?”
“What else can we do? He, who is just an Eighth Grade Minor Saint, can even kill a Great Saint elder. We don’t have the right to participate in such a fight.”
“We shall wait and see. After all, their numbers are few and the strongest among them was merely Fourth Grade Great Saint, which certainly is no match for our leader. In my opinion, they are going to kill themselves for intruding into our stronghold.”
These Minor Saint assassins were still full of confidence and arrogance. They thought that the intruders only had one absolute outcome – death. As their leader said, none of them was going to get away from here. All of them would fall.
High above in the sky, on the grandest battlefield, Peacock King and the leader of Dark Shadow were reaching a draw in every round of battle. The leader was howling with frustration. He was a dignified Fifth Grade Great Saint but why was his power seemingly on par with a Fourth Grade Great Saint’s? This was a disgrace for him.
“Haha! So this is how powerful the leader of Dark Shadow is. You people are so weak when you are not in assassination mode. I, Peacock King, shall eliminate you today.” Peacock King laughed.
His body suddenly changed into a hundred meter sized peacock. His body was emitting a shimmering rainbow light. His pair of feather clothes were extremely elegant.
“Peacock King? You are the Peacock King of Demon Race.”
When Peacock King transformed, the leader shouted.
“It’s good that you know me. Your death will not be in vain as you will die in my hands.”
Peacock King’s Qi was unparalleled and overbearing.
“Peacock King, the Dark Shadow and the Demon Race have been on good terms. Why do you want to oppose us?” The leader’s tone was obviously not as firm as before.
As the saying goes, the reputation of a person is akin to the shadow of a tall tree. Although he hadn’t seen Peacock King before, he had heard of his majestic name. Peacock King was a twisted devil king, a real ruthless opponent. He had the mighty Peacock Bloodline. Despite the fact that he was only a Fourth Grade Great Saint, it didn’t mean that the leader was stronger than him. They had tied in the previous rounds of battles. But after Peacock King transformed into his true form, the difference became distinctly clear.
“Cut the crap, I’m entrusted by Jiang Chen to eliminate your stronghold.”
Peacock King was a maniac. He didn’t need sufficient reasons to kill a person.
“Jiang Chen. So that brat is Jiang Chen. I didn’t think there was collusion between him and the Demon Race. Fine, Peacock King. In that case, I will have to fight this battle hard. I would like to see how powerful the legendary Peacock King really is.” The leader of the Dark Shadow raged.
He saw through the outcome of the event when he found out that Jiang Chen was the head of the enemies. This enmity could only be resolved through slaughtering.
A black long sword appeared in his hand. It was as thin as the wing of a cicada but incomparably sharp. The sword immediately threw out a cold sword light with intense murderous intent as it dashed towards the direction of Peacock King.
“Spread the tail Peacock! Thousands feathers!”
Peacock King spread out his feather clothes. Two giant peacock wings formed a rainbow-coloured barrier while feathers as sharp as sword shot out from it.
*Keng* *Keng* *Keng*
Thousands of feathery arrows collided with the black light of the leader, creating a large spark. The entire void around the battlefield was pulverised by the destructive Qi. In the end, it was Peacock King who gained the upper hand. The leader received a great backlash that sent him flying more than forty meters away before he could regain his balance. His facial expression changed slightly. Peacock King was really as terrifying as the legend had it. Despite him being only a Fourth Grade Great Saint, the Fifth Grade Great Saint was no match for him when he was in his true form.
And this was only just the beginning. Peacock King attacked once more.
On the other hand, Lion Yan was fighting two Fourth Grade Great Saints who had no chance of fighting back. One had spurted a few mouthfuls of blood. Luckily they had cooperated well with each other, or else the injured Great Saint would have been killed by Lion Yan. Even so, it was imaginable what the outcome of the battle would be.
“Haha! Killing you two are so easy.” Lion Yan laughed wildly.
The two Fourth Grade Great Saints weren’t a threat to him. It was super easy for him to finish them off. As the patriarch of the Lion Race, he also had another title named ‘Living Yama’ given by other people. His means of killing were fierce and ruthless. In the Demon Race, most of the patriarchs wouldn’t be willing to offend the Living Yama because they would not have a peaceful day once he was provoked.
On the other side, the three Great Saints were wailing bitterly. Whether it was the earth devil beast, or the Third Grade Great Saint devil, or Big Yellow, each of them had suppressed their opponents tightly. It was needless to talk about the earth devil beast as the Third Grade Great Saint devil was no match for him back in the Devil World, let alone when he was dealing with the assassin of Dark Shadow. As for the devil, he had the strong physique of a devil. Besides Jiang Chen’s True Thunderfire and True Dragon Fire, no ordinary cultivators would be able to gain an upper hand against him.
Even though Big Yellow had just advanced to the Great Saint realm, he had reached the peak of the First Grade Great Saint. His bloodline was more powerful than Peacock King’s. His current strength was enough to handle an ordinary Third Grade Great Saint.
While comparing these battles, the most violent of all would be Jiang Chen. Three Great Saints had died in his hands. Now there were only two Second Grade Great Saints left. It was not an easy task for Jiang Chen to kill Second Grade Great Saints. Under the circumstances of one versus two, it was even more difficult, but it wasn’t absolutely impossible to do so. Jiang Chen had many ways to kill when he knew the situation very well. Before killing them, he must confuse them. As far as their present situation was concerned, their psychological state had been in disorder. Killing the three First Grade Great Saints had sent a great blow to their confidence.
The next thing to do was to checkmate his opponents. He had to find a way to kill one first before killing the others. If the situation of one versus two remained, Jiang Chen wouldn’t have the chance to kill them. After all, his opponents were in fact powerful Second Grade Great Saints.
The battle condition of the other few on the battlefield were all one-sided. The leader of Dark Shadow was suppressed by Peacock King, the two Fourth Grade Great Saints were suppressed by Lion Yan and the three Third Grade Great Saints were suppressed by one expert each. As for Jiang Chen’s battlefield, it was filled with stench of blood. Although the two Second Grade Great Saints were still intact, their condition didn’t look as good.
Such battle conditions made those Minor Saint assassins anxious. Each of them had lost their previous confidence and arrogance. Their current minds were occupied with worries. Jiang Chen obviously had come prepared. The comrades he had brought were very aggressive and powerful. If the battle continued in such trend, the consequences might not be bearable to the Dark Shadow.
Suddenly, a cry sounded. The earth devil beast turned into his true form and ripped off half of his opponent’s body. The Third Grade Great Saint gave out a shrill wail. He initially planned to escape but he could not do so due to the grip of the earth devil beast under such a condition.
The earth devil beast roared. He opened its bloody mouth and swallowed the Third Grade Great Saint whole. It was the cruellest way to eliminate an enemy. To the earth devil beast, eating a Great Saint had boundless benefits.
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This translation is originated from Liberspark.
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