Chapter 72 – Enemies Often Cross Each Other’s Path
A Mid Mortal Core Demon’s Soul was still very useful for Jiang Chen. The Dragon Transformation skill could absorb it immediately. This Demon’s Soul could at least help Jiang Chen form another two Dragon Marks.
When Jiang Chen broke through to the Early Mortal Core realm, he formed 15 Dragon Marks. According to his calculations, in order to break through to the Mid Mortal Core realm, he needed twice as many Dragon Marks – in other words, 30. And if he wanted to break through to the Late Mortal Core realm, he would need at least 60 Dragon Marks.
When Jiang Chen had successfully formed ten thousand Dragon Marks, he would be able to transform into a dragon. However, he was still far away from reaching that goal. Besides, each Dragon Mark required a tremendous amount of energy. Jiang Chen chose this path knowing that he would require a tremendous amount of energy. With that being said, the amount of energy he would need was the same as the energy needed by more than a thousand genii combined.
Jiang Chen swallowed the Revolving Golden Lion’s Demon’s Soul straight away. With the help of the Dragon Transformation skill, it only took him a few minutes to completely absorb it. Now there were two more Dragon Marks in his Qi Sea, and they were circulating around his Mortal Core. 17 Dragon Marks were there like loyal guardians.
With every new Dragon Mark formed, Jiang Chen’s combat strength increased.
During the next three days, the trio stayed near the center of the mountain. Along their way, they met quite a number of powerful demon beasts. They even met a large pack of wolves at one point. Luckily the three of them were all powerful, and they managed to kill all of the demon beasts who blocked their way.
When the group finally left the center of Origin Mountain, Jiang Chen had managed to form two more Dragon Marks.
Four Dragon Marks, this was Jiang Chen’s biggest reward from this trip. Unfortunately, they didn’t encounter any demon beasts with any rare bloodlines. If they did, Jiang Chen would have been able to obtain some new innate abilities.
The one who received the biggest reward was actually Yan Chen Yu. Not only did she obtain the Ten Thousand Year Freezing Crystal, after all these days in Origin Mountain, her mind and mentality had changed completely. She was now accustomed to killing, and she was getting increasingly familiar with using her innate combat skill. Her combat experience was also getting richer.
The only one who felt bored was actually Big Yellow. He had a dull face when he saw that his two companions got endless benefits while he was getting none. This left him with an upset feeling in his stomach.
Big Yellow sniffed around with all his effort, hoping to find some rare natural treasure that could heal his upset feelings. But in the end, he only found disappointment.
Although this poor big yellow dog had the ability to find treasures, no high grade treasures existed in this place. The only high grade treasure they found was given to Yan Chen Yu.
Why was the life of a dog so bitter?
After journeying for half a month, the group was now close to reaching the inner section of the Qi Province. They only needed to walk another thousand miles before leaving Origin Mountain. In this area, there weren’t any powerful demon beasts. That was why the group’s speed peaked.
“Just another thousand miles and we’ll reach the inner section of the Qi Province! Big Yellow, tell me about the powerful influences in the Qi Province.”
Jiang Chen looked at Big Yellow. This dog came from the inner Qi Province, so he was surely familiar with the big influences there.
“You’re asking the right person! Your father has been in the Qi Province for a long time now. There’s nothing I don’t know! On the Eastern Continent, there are a total of 28 provinces, and the Qi Province is the smallest. It just covers a few hundred thousand miles of area.”
Big Yellow said.
“What? A few hundred thousand miles of area is considered the smallest?”
Yan Chen Yu said with a look of disbelief on her face. A few hundred thousand miles, that could be described as endless boundaries, yet it was still the smallest province! This meant that the Eastern Continent was gigantic.
And this was just the Eastern Continent. What about the Divine Continent? Yan Chen Yu probably wouldn’t be able to imagine it. Of course, this couldn’t be blamed on her. She was born in Red city, and she had never left the Yan family before. She didn’t know anything about the Divine Continent.
Jiang Chen smiled indifferently. What Big Yellow said was correct. A province that only covered a few hundred thousand miles was really just nothing. Compared to the Divine Continent, not to mention the Qi Province, even the Eastern Continent was just a tiny piece of land.
A powerful Saint could break open dimensions with his bare hands and travel millions of miles with just a single step. No mortal being could really understand this kind of concept. There was still a long way for Jiang Chen to go in order for him to reach the peak he was at in his previous life.
“I heard there are four big sects in the Qi Province. Aside from the Heavenly Sword Sect, who are the other three?”
Jiang Chen asked. They were getting closer to the Qi Province, and he needed to understand the influences there first. For him, this was crucial knowledge.
“Although the Qi Province is a big place for us and can be considered a diverse land, a plethora of big and small influences populate this land. But, those are just tier two or three influences. The real powers that sit beside the Heavenly Sword Sect is the Black Sect, the Valley of Happiness, and the Burning Sky Pavilion. These four influences are equal to each other, and you can easily imagine the relationship between them. It is just like fire and water, and fights always happen among the disciples of the different influences.”
Big Yellow talked passionately. He knew every single detail about the influences in the Qi Province.
“A place with lots of fights, this will surely be an interesting place!”
Jiang Chen smiled. He himself was a devil in human skin. Obviously, he wasn’t afraid of engaging in fights.
“Big Yellow, do you know who the strongest person amongst these big four influences is?”
Jiang Chen asked again.
“Using the Heavenly Sword Sect as an example, those at the Qi Hai realm can only be recorded disciples. Mortal Core warriors can only be outer circle disciples, and Heavenly Core warriors are inner circle disciples. I’ve heard that there is a few inner core disciples above them who are all Divine Core warriors. If my guess is correct, there is a high chance that there is a Combat Soul warrior hiding in the Heavenly Sword Sect. Of course, this is just my guess. There isn’t even a handful of Combat Soul warriors in all of the Eastern Continent.”
Big Yellow said.
“Combat Soul realm?”
A smile appeared on Jiang Chen’s face. In the path of cultivation, the Qi Jing realm, Qi Hai realm, Mortal Core realm, Heavenly Core, Divine Core realm… These are just the foundation realms. After the Divine Core realm, only then could one have a true combat body, forming a combat soul in the Qi Sea. This level was called the Combat Soul realm.
The distance between Heavenly Core and Combat Soul was a large chasm, it was very difficult to step over this chasm. This chasm was like a natural barrier that had blocked numerous heroes and brilliant young men. Many Heavenly Core warriors couldn’t step over this chasm their whole life, not to mention the higher level which was the King of Combat, the true man reigning supreme from above.
The Qi Province was considered a rich land with many geniuses. Although there were Divine Core inner core disciples in the Heavenly Sword Sect, it was hard to tell whether there were any Combat Soul warriors there.
“As we’ve killed disciples from the Heavenly Sword Sect, when we meet any disciples from the Heavenly Sword Sect in the future, it would be better for us to just move far away.”
Big Yellow said with some lack of confidence.
When hearing this, a few black lines appeared on Jiang Chen’s forehead. He wished he could just cook this dog. If it wasn’t for this dog, he would have no reason to offend a big sect.
“Damn it, dead dog, we’ll separate later on!”
Jiang Chen suddenly remembered that the disciples from the Heavenly Sword Sect could recognize this dog. If this dog followed him, it would be the same as a curse. He could imagine that wherever he went, the Heavenly Sword Sect would chase after.
“What the fuck, you ungrateful brat!”
Big Yellow started showing off his sharp teeth.
Right at this moment, four men appeared in front of them. These four men came from the other side of the mountain, and they could see Jiang Chen straight away. When the four of them saw the big yellow dog, their expressions changed.
“What the fuck, such a small world, why do enemies often cross each other’s path?”
Big Yellow almost vomited some blood. Jiang Chen even face-palmed himself, he knew that starting from now, his life in the Qi Province would become miserable.
The four men in front of them were wearing white robes with a short sword stitched onto their chests. This was the Heavenly Sword Sect’s insignia. Even without the short sword insignia, it was easy to discover where they originated from by the way they looked at Big Yellow. It seemed like they wanted to eat him.
“Dead dog, look, it’s that damn dog!”
“Fuck, how come this dog is still alive?! And where’s junior brother Chen Shuang and the rest?”
“Enough talking, let’s kill him!”
When the Heavenly Sword Sect disciples saw the big yellow dog, they started looking at it like it was the man who had killed their parents. They immediately became enraged and unleashed their Yuan energy. Two of them even drew their weapons, and by the way they behaved, it looked like they weren’t going to give up until Big Yellow was dead.
Jiang Chen wanted to start crying. He was incredibly angry right now. But once he thought about what Big Yellow had done, if he was in their position, he would want to cook the dog alive as well.
Among the four men in front of them, two of them were at the Early Mortal Core realm, one was a warrior at the Mid Mortal Core realm, and a man in his twenties was at the Late Mortal Core realm. To reach such a high level at his age, even amongst all the outer disciples, he would surely be top tier.
“So you guys from the Heavenly Sword Sect just won’t give up. Do you believe your father won’t bite you all to death?”
Big Yellow started emitting smoke out of his nose and started threatening them.
“Hmph! Damn dog, your sins won’t be forgiven! Tell us, before you die, where is junior brother Chen Shuang?”
That Late Mortal Core warrior asked coldly.
Jiang Chen now understood. The reason why these four men came to Origin Mountain was not only to pursue Big Yellow, they were also looking for Chen Shuang and the other two.
Thinking about this, Jiang Chen’s gaze turned cold, and faint killing intent unleashed from his body. He was not going to allow these four men to pass through Origin Mountain and enter Red city. If they did, everything that happened in Red city would be exposed.
“Those three useless scumbags dared to pursue your father, so your father had to eat them all!”
Big Yellow said with an arrogant tone.
“What?! Looks like it’s true that senior brother Chen Shuang and the others were killed… Senior brother Liang Dong, please kill this damn dog and avenge senior brother Chen Shuang!”
One of the men immediately became enraged.
The Late Mortal Core warrior’s name was Liang Dong. When he heard what Big Yellow said, his killing intent immediately exploded out. He turned his gaze over to Jiang Chen and Yan Chen Yu, but his eyes immediately landed on Yan Chen Yu.
When he saw Yan Chen Yu, Liang Dong’s eyes immediately started glowing brightly. It was as if he had seen a beautiful horizon appear in front of his eyes. He was startled. Such a beautiful girl, she shouldn’t exist in this world.
“If you continue staring at her, I can promise you that you will not be able to see anything else for the rest of your life!”
Jiang Chen furrowed his brows and spoke coldly. No one was allowed to profane Yan Chen Yu, even if they were just staring at her.