The Dragon Marks increased
Just like now, Nanbei Chao was able to use the Eternal Immortal Wind to absorb the qi essence of a Great Sovereign while resisting Jiang Chen’s Slaughter Dragon Seal.
The instant the qi essence went into Nanbei Chao’s body, it integrated with Nanbei Chao’s viscera and was absorbed entirely. It was only a matter of blinks. All the injuries he had suffered were healed. The Immortal Armour on his body was completely restored. His cultivation base even reached the peak of late Immortal Emperor realm, leaving him only a step away from the half-step Immortal Venerable realm.
“Haha! What can you do now?!”
Nanbei Chao let out a smug laugh, struck out the Eternal Immortal Wind once more, which turned into spiritual serpents, entering into the deep layers of the spatial zone.
“Dammit!” Having never expected this turn of event, Jiang Chen couldn’t help but curse. And now, he was clear that Nanbei Chao would become invincible as long as he was in this place.
Nanbei Chao would have innumerable means that could enhance his cultivation base and combat strength within a short period of time. At this rate, he would soon advance to the half-step Immortal Venerable realm. At that time, he would be the one pursuing Jiang Chen.
Jiang Chen knew that he had already lost the upper hand. It had become impossible to kill Nanbei Chao.
But then Jiang Chen absolutely wouldn’t give up so easily, he sent out the Slaughter Dragon Seal again. At the same time, he changed into a true blood-red dragon from his half-dragon form and combined with the Slaughter Dragon. At this moment, he had become a formidable slaughterer that could slaughter all creatures in the Heavens and Earth.
“It’s useless Jiang Chen. You can’t kill me. I’ll advance to half-step Immortal Venerable very soon. When that time comes, it will be the time of your death.”
Nanbei Chao’s blond hair danced crazily; there was no sign of fear on his face, only arrogance. Once more, he launched the Hand of Heaven. This time, the power of his strike was even greater than before. Although it still seemed slightly weaker compared to Jiang Chen’s, he didn’t care even if this will cause him injuries.
As soon as the new batch of wind returned to his body, his cultivation base would break through to the half-step Immortal Venerable realm. At that time, Jiang Chen would become as vulnerable as an ant that he could kill at any time.
Violent energy erupted. The outcome was what Nanbei Chao had expected. He was sent flying away by Jiang Chen’s attack and had received some injuries, however it was still not enough to kill him.
As soon as Jiang Chen’s strike ended, the Eternal Immortal Wind returned with traces of qi essence of Great Sovereign, flying back into its master’s body. Nanbei Chao absorbed all of them without refining as this originally belonged to him.
Strong waves rushed out of his body, turning into a golden storm with him at the centre. His qi was constantly rising. Soon he was going to make the breakthrough.
“Jiang Chen, this is what you asked for. After advancing to half-step Immortal Venerable realm, I’m going to kill you.” Nanbei Chao looked at Jiang Chen disdainfully.
“This bastard has become unstoppable. If I don’t go now, I will be killed by him instead.”
Jiang Chen frowned, feeling reluctant to go, but there was no other way. He had lost the best chance of killing Nanbei Chao. This wouldn’t have been the outcome if he stopped Nanbei Chao from entering the remains. However, Nanbei Chao was just too astute. He gave Jiang Chen no chance of stopping him by rushing into the remains right before the entrance was about to vanish.
Just as Jiang Chen was about to depart, his eyes sparkled.
“Eternal Immortal Wind,” Jiang Chen muttered.
“This bastard is using the Eternal Immortal Wind to find the hidden qi essence of the Great Sovereign. I also know this technique, and its essence is the same as Nanbei Chao’s. So, it should be able to obtain the recognition of the qi essence. Although the way I do it won’t be as easy as how Nanbei Chao did it, I could still locate some qi essence with the Great Divination Art. As my current cultivation base is at the peak of early Immortal Emperor realm, I’ll surely breakthrough right after absorbing some of the qi essence.”
Jiang Chen naturally wouldn’t miss this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. It seemed like the battle with Nanbei Chao just now had given him some insight. At least, it taught him how to extract the qi essence of the Great Sovereign in the spatial zone.
Without further ado, he cast out the Eternal Immortal Wind. The stormy waves then entered into the deep layers of the void just like Nanbei Chao’s.
Upon seeing this, Nanbei Chao’s smug look froze. Only now did he remember that Jiang Chen also knew his technique.
“Jiang Chen, you think that you can obtain those hidden qi essence with my Eternal Immortal Wind?” Nanbei Chao bellowed.
The corners of Jiang Chen’s mouth curled into a cold smile. His body shuddered as the wind that carried strands of golden qi essence returned to his body.
Nanbei Chao’s facial expression changed dramatically. He wouldn’t have thought that Jiang Chen would be able to find the location of the qi essence so easily and bring it back to his body. This really angered him. In his opinion, the qi essence solely belonged to him and was his personal treasure. Jiang Chen was stealing away his qi essence.
“Jiang Chen, so what if you can obtain the qi essence of Great Sovereign? You think you can absorb it continuously just like me? Humph! I’m the reincarnation of Great Sovereign Batian. This qi essence fits perfectly with my body. As for you, you will require a huge amount of time to refine it before you can absorb it, and sadly, I won’t give you the chance to refine them. I’m about to break through to the half-step Immortal Venerable realm. By then, it will be the time of your death.”
Nanbei Chao spoke through gritted teeth. He had made up his mind to eliminate Jiang Chen after advancing. Jiang Chen had been his mortal enemy, an enormous threat that needed to be gotten rid of as soon as possible. Today would be the great chance for that.
“Not necessarily,” Jiang Chen spoke confidently.
After the qi essence entered his body, it was immediately engulfed by the dragon transformation skill. If Jiang Chen was an ordinary expert, like what Nanbei Chao had said, he would naturally find it extremely difficult to refine and absorb the qi essence of a Great Sovereign, and would’ve required lots of time. But Jiang Chen was different. His dragon transformation skill was able to absorb all kinds of energy in the Heavens and Earth. The qi essence of a Great Sovereign wasn’t an exception.
His Qi Sea churned all of a sudden. New dragon marks were forming inside.
Jiang Chen was overjoyed, privately admitting that this qi essence was truly an invaluable treasure.
“Impossible. This is absolutely impossible.”
Nanbei Chao was dumbfounded by Jiang Chen’s situation, his eyes turned blood-red. This had totally exceeded his imagination. Why was Jiang Chen able to absorb the qi essence of a Great Sovereign like him?