Chapter 750: A Story Of The Snowfield
Translator: Nyoi-Bo Studio Editor: Nyoi-Bo Studio
Unfortunately, as a Spiritual Venerable in the late stage, he was sent flying after only a few punches. Fist prints could be seen all over his armor.
However, as soon as he had been sent flying, another seven or eight black-armored guards dashed forward immediately. After they had been sent flying, another ten soldiers appeared.
It was worse than an attrition battle, since the number of black-armored guards waiting to attack Jiang Chen was almost endless. It didn’t matter to them anymore whether they could beat Jiang Chen with punches or kicks. To beat him, that was their only goal. As a result, they bumped up against him directly.
There was a time when hundreds of people jumped onto Jiang Chen together, weighing him down as if a hill had fallen on him. However, that only lasted for two seconds. A shining white light exploded from out of the hill of soldiers. Then they were bounced off Jiang Chen by the energy surging from him.
Jiang Chen was armed with thunder. He looked like a divinity who had come down to earth.
These successive outbursts felt like a full-body massage to him. He felt an unspeakable ease.
“Young Master Wind, since you are strong enough to kill Mu Qitian, why don’t you exchange blows with us rather than with our soldiers?” The two Celestial Venerables were extremely unhappy to see their subordinates end up like this. They wanted to save face themselves.
“Your time will come. It’s just not now,” Jiang Chen said.
These two were Celestial Venerables in the middle stage, while Mu Qitian had been in the preliminary stage. In addition to the level of the state, these two Celestial Venerables’ energies were much stronger than Mu Qitian’s had been.
Jiang Chen’s rejection of their challenge pissed them off, but they could do nothing about it. They couldn’t force Jiang Chen to fight with them.
“Young Master Wind? It’s him.”
“I didn’t expect him to come here.”
“This is the Jiangs’ city. He certainly will come.”
The people in the city also learned who Jiang Chen was and what had happened. Most of them had no idea that Jiang Chen was just practicing. They thought he was trying to cow the Jiangs into submission.
However, they had to admit he had done a good job.
Many people outside the Jiang Family gave him the thumbs up. No matter who was in the right, it wasn’t easy to give the Jiangs, the boss force here, a beating in their own territory.
“Let’s go now.” Jiang Chen said to Jiang Moliang and Lan. Then they found a place in the city to settle in. To Jiang Moliang’s surprise, this time Jiang Chen didn’t ask her for resources immediately. He looked quite calm instead.
However, Jiang Moliang wasn’t too happy either, since she discovered that Jiang Chen would go to exchange blows with the black-armored guards every few days. He was making things more difficult for himself every time. For example, the second time, he only used one hand; the third time, he closed his eyes. Binding his hands, he defeated the enemy barefoot for the fourth time.
The black-armored guards were never convinced that they would lose. They were eager to avenge themselves. However, no matter what kind of restrictions Jiang Chen imposed on himself, they would still lose in the end.
Jiang Moliang realized something by the fourth time.
If the first few days could be compared to eating, this Young Master Wind had started to digest.
After the digestion…. She was afraid he would start to break through to Celestial Venerable. The mere thought of such a possibility made Jiang Moliang extremely worried.
Only less than a month had passed, and Jiang Chen was only one step away from Celestial Venerable.
Why would I have the thought that he will defeat Jiang Zhe as long as he achieves Celestial Venerable?
It suddenly occurred to Jiang Moliang while she was feeling worried. Young Master Wind had been regarded as an underdog because people believed that even if he could achieve Celestial Venerable, there would still be a huge gap between Jiang Zhe and him.
Jiang Moliang had started to worry after his fight with Mu Qitian. This fight made her realize that Jiang Chen wasn’t an average man.
So she wrote down what had happened over the last few days along with her worries and sent the report back to the Jiangs’ original clan. In the same palace located at the mountain peak, during the meeting of the Jiangs’ important members, the report regarding Young Master Wind arrived.
The chieftain of the Jiangs received the letter written by Jiang Moliang in person. He frowned at it after reading.
“From now on, don’t bring me any news regarding Young Master Wind when we are in meeting. I don’t want to get my mood spoiled,” the Jiangs’ chieftain said unhappily. Then he passed the letter to the others.
“A Spiritual Venerable killed a Celestial Venerable?”
“He has holy pulse? And he has learned the holy method corresponding to the holy pulse?”
“He is already a Spiritual Venerable in the late stage?”
His subordinates’ comments made the chieftain angry. He said, “Can you stop repeating obvious facts in skeptical tones?”
Nobody answered, because in their opinions, the root cause of all these problems lay in the Jiangs’ chieftain. They wondered why he had wanted to take a blood oath. But surely, they had this doubt not because they would rather declare war on the Elixir Association. They just didn’t think it wise to ask for a Divine Martial Trial for the sake of a five elements disciple when they were not in the right.
“When you think yourselves wise in hindsight, think about the situation back then.” As a shrewd man, the Jiangs’ chieftain detected what was on these people’s minds. His subordinates involuntarily nodded after thinking. Back then, who could anticipate that Young Master Wind was so threatening? As far as they knew, he was only a young Heaven Alchemist.
They didn’t mean to kill Young Master Wind in the Divine Martial Trial. They had only wanted to bring this Heaven Alchemist, the future Immortal Alchemist, under control through the result of the Divine Martial Trial.
The Jiangs’ chieftain even had thought about the request he was going to make. He would ask Young Master Wind to refine an immortal elixir for the Jiangs over a limited period of time! However, by then, not only didn’t they get the immortal elixir, but also something severe was probably going to happen soon.
“You can be dismissed. Bring Jiang Zhe here.”
Seeing these people unable to propose a solution, the Jiangs’ chieftain was very disappointed.
Jiang Zhe walked in after all the others had left. He didn’t speak. He was just looking at his father in silence. “Are you still mad at me?”
The Jiangs’ chieftain said, “If we can keep a Heaven Alchemist under control and make him refine an immortal elixir for us, it will certainly be yours.”
Jiang Zhe’s manner relaxed a little, but he wasn’t completely convinced yet.
“You are the next chieftain. You have to be far-sighted. Do you still remember the story of the snowfield I told you?”
“In a range of the snow mountains, many people who can’t practice have to work in the mountains for a long time. Food becomes a big problem for them. So they have the habit of leaving some of their food along their way.”
Jiang Zhe recalled the story. He said, “Yeah, I remember. Father you said something like this. Some people and some things are like the food along the way. They might not be what you need the most, but you will need them sooner or later.
Then he looked he was pondering on something. He was thinking in what way he should think as a qualified chieftain. The Jiangs’ chieftain showed an approving expression. His son would make a good leader. He was sure about that.
“That being said, I think that Young Master Wind is only a worthless gravel,” Jiang Zhe said.
The Jiangs’ chieftain involuntarily showed a helpless expression. Aiming too high and too proud, this was a common problem among young people.
“You are wrong. Young Master Wind is a nutritious meal.”
The Jiangs’ chieftain said, “What if I tell you that even Fang Wentian is thinking about killing Young Master Wind in order to remove a potential risk? Are you still unhappy with my decision?”
“What do you mean?” Jiang Zhe was confused. He didn’t understand what his father was trying to say.