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Chapter 246 – Blood Red Dragon Statue on the Ancient Stone Door
This was Duan Jianhong’s wishful plan. In his opinion, Nanbei Chao’s threat toward the Heavenly Sword Sect was actually the perfect opportunity for the Heavenly Sword Sect to rule the entire Qi Province.
“Sect Chief, if we really surrender to Nanbei Chao, the Heavenly Sword Sect’s reputation is going to be greatly affected.”
One of the n.o.ble Sect Elders said.
“Reputation? This is a world where absolute powers rules; the winner gets to write the history! As long as we come out victorious to rule the entire Qi Province, who will care about what happened before? At that moment, we will be the only power in the Qi Province, and we might even get the Martial Saint Dynasty’s attention!”
Duan Jianhong’s eyes were flickering with intelligence.
“What Sect Chief said is right, this is the perfect opportunity for the Heavenly Sword Sect, and if we miss it, we won’t have the same opportunity again. All of the four big sects are very powerful, and in order to destroy one sect, the opponent will have to pay a heavy price, allowing yet another sect to sweep in and harvest the fruits of labor. Therefore, no one really dares initiate a war, and this is the reason why the Qi Province has always maintained the same structured. But now, Nanbei Chao is going to break this structure, and rule the entire Qi Province. This is definitely a tough mission. If Nanbei Chao, the Burning Sky Pavilion, the Black Sect, and the Valley of Happiness are all weakened by the war, the Heavenly Sword Sect will be the biggest winner. Therefore, surrendering to Nanbei Chao and the Burning Sky Pavilion is actually a really good choice right now.”
Someone said. He really admired Duan Jianhong’s strategy.
“In that case, although the Heavenly Sword Sect’s reputation will be affected, this is indeed a rare opportunity for us.”
Many people nodded their heads. They agreed that Duan Jianhong’s strategy made sense. With this, not only could they preserve their strength, it would also create a once in a lifetime opportunity for them. Most importantly, the Heavenly Sword Sect couldn’t be the first one to fight the Burning Sky Pavilion, because if they did, the Black Sect would benefit the most.
“But, if the Black Sect and Valley of Happiness also decide to surrender to Nanbei Chao, our plan won’t work.”
A Sect Elder worriedly said.
“You don’t have to worry about that. I know Daoist Black’s character really well, he is a stubborn man, and he would rather fight than surrender to Nanbei Chao. There is absolutely no way Daoist Black will surrender to Nanbei Chao and the Burning Sky Pavilion, there will definitely be a war between them. As for the Valley of Happiness, they all carry evil influences, so you can actually call them an evil clan. Their Chief, Granny Feng is a person with a unique and independent character, she would never let anyone restrict her. Therefore, the Valley of Happiness won’t surrender either. After we surrender, Granny Feng and Daoist Black will look down on me from the bottom of their hearts, but that’s nothing. I, Duan Jianhong am a man who will achieve big things, I won’t be bothered by these personal opinions.”
Duan Jianhong said with a grin. His intelligence was higher than his height, he had a clear view on the overall situation of the Qi Province, as well as a detailed understanding of his enemies. A man like him would definitely live longer than anyone else.
In the center of Inferno City, there stood a tall black palace. Layers of fog hovered around the palace, giving it a sense of ancientness. Under Xuan Ye’s lead, the few men entered the palace.
“This is the center of Inferno City, but within a hundred mile radius, no one except me can come here with ease unless I’m hosting a trading event. But, since all the warriors in Inferno City have been robbed by brother Jiang, I don’t think it’s necessary to host a trading event any more…”
Xuan Ye said with a smile on his face. He had now finally found Wu Jiu; 7 years of relentless searching had finally come to a happy end. He couldn’t help but feel happy and relaxed.
“Let’s get back to topic. Xuan Ye, do you know about any treasures that exist in the center of Inferno City?”
Wu Jiu asked.
“I’m sure there is a treasure here, and it’s restraining those demons and devils. If not, Inferno City would long ago have been destroyed. However, I haven’t found it in these seven years I’ve been here.”
Xuan Ye said as he furrowed his brows.
“The treasure is hidden within this palace, I can sense it now.”
Big Yellow said as his ears stood up.
Wu Jiu and Xuan Ye threw their eyes toward Big Yellow at the same time. Both of them were surprised. Although this dog seemed pretty amazing, he was only an Early Divine Core demon beast. A treasure that even they, Combat Soul warriors couldn’t sense… how could Big Yellow sense it?
“Big Yellow has a special treasure hunting ability. The more precious a treasure is, the clearer he is able to sense it. Since he sensed it just now, I’m sure the treasure is hidden somewhere within this palace.
Jiang Chen’s eyes lit up. His purpose when coming here was mainly to find this treasure. Only with the treasure could he possibly defeat the Earth Devil.
“Big Yellow, can you sense exactly where the treasure is located?”
Jiang Chen looked at Big Yellow and asked.
“The treasure’s aura is pretty weak, let me try again.”
After saying that, Big Yellow closed his eyes. All the men held their breath, and dared not speak a word. After three minutes, Big Yellow suddenly opened his eyes, then he turned around and gazed at the inner part of the palace.
“There it is.”
Under Big Yellow’s lead, everyone walked in the direction he looked, then they came in front of a wall that seemed ordinary.
“This is just a normal wall, there is nothing special about it.”
Guan Yiyun said.
“Little Chen, sc.r.a.pe the outer layer stone.”
Big Yellow said.
Jiang Chen drew out the Bloodthirsty Sword, and with a swing he sc.r.a.ped away the surface of the wall, revealing an ancient stone door.
“There is a hidden door behind the wall! How come I never discovered this?”
The surprised Xuan Ye stared at the wall with wide eyes.
Jiang Chen squinted his eyes. It was perfectly normal that Xuan Ye didn’t discover this. It would be amazing if could discover it. The door was hidden behind a wall, and even he, the once greatest Saint in the world wouldn’t pay any attention to a wall. Only Big Yellow who had sensitive senses toward treasure could find it.
“There’s a carving on the stone door, it looks like a dragon.”
Tian Yishan said.
All the men looked at the stone door; there was a blood red dragon statue carved on the door. It was a mighty dragon statue. Although it was unknown when this dragon had been carved, it still gave these men a feeling that it was a live. The blood red dragon’s body was leaned forwards, and its mouth was wide open, as if it was letting out a furious roar towards the heavens.
The blood red dragon’s posture was overbearing and prideful, as if it was the only supreme existence in the world.
“The legendary True Dragon, they only exist in the higher realms. The dragon is just a legendary creature in the Saint Origin realm. Rumors say that in ancient times, a powerful flood dragon cultivated into a true dragon, but that’s just a myth.”
Wu Jiu said. None of these men could hold themselves from looking at Jiang Chen. All of them had witnessed Jiang Chen unleash the True Dragon Palm; the dragon claw he unleashed look real and mystical.
“Why is there a carving of a true dragon here?”
Big Yellow was puzzled. He possessed the Dragon Horse bloodline that had been pa.s.sed down since the ancient era, and he had dragon’s essence in his body.
“Let’s not focus on that for now. The treasure should be behind this stone door, let’s open it up.”
Wu Jiu said.
“Let me do it.”
Guan Yiyun took a step forward, then he placed both hands on the stone door and pushed with all his strength. But, nothing seemed to happen.
“This stone door is really heavy, I can’t push it open with my raw strength. Looks like I have to use my yuan energy.”
A terrified expression emerged onto Guan Yiyun’s face. In an instant, he circulated his yuan energy to his palm, causing the palm to start emitting a bright light. After that, with a tremendous amount of force, he pushed toward the stone door.
Finally, cracking sound could be heard from the stone door that hadn’t been opened for an unknown amount of years. But, with Guan Yiyun’s strength, he could only make the door produce some cracking sounds. Just as he was going to continue pus.h.i.+ng, beams of blood red light suddenly shot out from behind the stone door.
Guan Yiyun let out a miserable cry as he was suddenly knocked back. With sharp eyes and quick movement, Jiang Chen immediately pulled Guan Yiyun back.
A mouthful of blood left Guan Yiyun’s mouth, and his body was trembling.
“What a powerful red light!”
Guan Yiyun said in shock.
“Looks like the treasure is hidden behind this stone door, let me give it a try.”
Xuan Ye took a step forward and arrived in front of the stone door. Everyone back off and cleared the area for him. A serious expression emerged on their faces; this stone door was really mystical, it could attack by itself, and even a Divine Core warrior couldn’t open it.
Xuan Ye let out a loud shout, then he pushed his bright golden palm onto the stone door.
Xuan Ye’s strength kept coming from his body in a spectacular manner. It was not something Guan Yiyun could compare with. But, in the next second, more blood red lights shot out from the stone door.
Just like Guan Yiyun, the powerful Xuan Ye was knocked back by the blood red light as well. His body was slammed into the opposite wall, and blood could be seen dripping down from his lips.
“Terrifying! If I had reacted a little bit slower, perhaps I would have suffered from a deadly injury just now!”
Xuan Ye showed a frightened expression. The blood red lights were like the most ferocious wild beasts; they attacked with mighty momentum, and even a Combat Soul warrior couldn’t withstand the attack.
“How can this happen?”
Wu Jiu furrowed his brows.
“Even a Combat Soul warrior can’t open this stone door. This means there is no way we can get hold of the treasure behind it.”
Tian Yishan was extremely shocked.
“This is terrible! What’s actually hidden behind the door? Even a Combat Soul warrior can’t touch, no wonder why no monsters dare come close to Inferno City.”
“What should we do now?”
All of them had ghastly expressions. Jiang Chen was also furrowing his brows. He didn’t think this was the situation they were going to face.
“I too have no idea how to open this stone door.”
Big Yellow shook his head. Although he could sense the existence of the treasure, he had no idea how to actually open the door.
Right at this moment, buzzing sounds could be heard from the stone door. After that, beams of blood red light shot out from the blood red dragon statue. The scene frightened everyone, and they all fell back quickly. However, Jiang Chen wasn’t moving.
The blood red light’s target wasn’t them, it was Jiang Chen. When the blood red lights came out, they directly covered Jiang Chen, but they didn’t show any sign of attacking him.
“Look, those blood red lights didn’t hurt chief Jiang!”
w.a.n.g Heng exclaimed.
“Those blood red lights are really powerful, but why didn’t they hurt brother Jiang? This is unbelievable!”
Xuan Ye was astounded with eyes wide open.
“All the treasure that have sentience can only be obtained by those who were born with great destiny. Brother Jiang is a man with a great destiny, so I guess only brother Jiang can open this stone door.”
Wu Jiu said. The blood red lights didn’t hurt Jiang Chen, and that was the best proof for his explanation.