Chapter 1215: Wiping Out the Underworld Sect (One)
When the Beast God Continent had launched a large-scale invasion of the Tian Yuan Continent because of the Winged Tiger God, they were obstructed by the experts of the Tian Yuan Continent before an agreement was reached. Thus, the experts all temporarily settled down on an island. Afterward, Yun Tian left the union and the continent with news regarding the Winged Tiger God, wanting to find the experts to tell them that the Winged Tiger God was with Jian Chen and, hence, cause problems for him. However, Yun Tian fainted from exhaustion after flying for a few days. Just as he was about to drown, a magical beast happened to pass by. The magical beast scooped him from the water and brought him to the island.
After learning about the Winged Tiger God from Yun Tian, the experts of the Beast God Continent set off for the Tian Yuan Continent again while Yun Tian was left on the island. Yun Tian was unable to make the journey because the island was extremely far away from the continent, he had no idea in which direction to travel, and he was not strong enough for the journey, so he ended up trapped there.
At the very beginning, Yun Tian was still able to keep his sanity, but after quite some time, he could no longer bear it and was eventually reduced to his current shape.
Jian Chen lead the vice sect master, the five elders, and the four protectors the morning of the next day. They headed to where the Underworld sect was located. Nubis obviously followed along as well.
Jiang Wang had searched for the exact hiding location of the Underworld sect himself, so he had left down marks from back then. They arrived where the Underworld sect was located through a Space Gate created by the vice sect master.
It was located in a yellow world, sand as far as the eye could see. The burning sun hung high in the air and radiated with an intense heat, baking the earth until it was scorching-hot.
Jian Chen, Nubis, Jiang Wang, the five elders, and the four protectors all levitated in the sky at ease. They gazed at the ground from above. The severe conditions of the desert did not affect them at all.
“Sect master, in order to prevent the experts of the Underworld sect from sensing us, I’ve chosen to construct the Space Gate a thousand kilometers away. There’s a region of loose sand up ahead. The divine hall of the Underworld sect is hidden beneath the loose sand,” Jiang Wang explained to Jian Chen.
Jian Chen immediately looked ahead and nodded slightly. He said, “Let’s go!” With that, the group set off.
The weakest among them were the four protectors, who were Saint Rulers at the Fifth Heavenly Layer, so all of them possessed a rather deep comprehension of space. As a result, they moved extremely quickly, crossing a thousand kilometers in less than five minutes.
Jian Chen immediately extended his presence into the ground when he arrived above the region of loose sand. Indeed, he discovered a huge divine hall standing silently underneath the sand.
Jian Chen’s eyes grew cold. Of the two organizations that had murdered uncle Xiu’s wife all those years ago, the Yama Hall had already been devastated by him. All that was left was the Underworld sect.
Jian Chen did not hesitate. A powerful killing intent surged out of him into the surroundings while the Emperor Armament silently appeared in his hand. A dark mist coiled around the weapon, giving off the violent presence of destruction.
Jiang Wang and the five elders shivered inside. Jian Chen’s killing intent was enough to make them tremble in fear, allowing them to finally witness Jian Chen’s strength. All of them sighed, the rumors were true. Although they had heard about Jian Chen’s strength, they learned about it from the rumors of the Tian Yuan Continent. None of them had any idea just how many of the rumors were fake.
Jian Chen swung his sword and a black sword Qi an arm thick shot through the air like a bolt of lightning. It disappeared into the loose sand below in a single instant.
The sword Qi possessed the might of a Seven Heavenly Layer Saint King, so it shot toward the divine hall a hundred meters below. Although it was nowhere near enough to break through the divine hall, it was enough to shake it.
The divine hall shook violently, alarming all the people within it. The next moment, a black figure shot out of it with lightning-like speed, emerging with a powerful presence. It faced against Jian Chen’s group.
It was a person completely shrouded by black robes. The figure’s appearance was completely obscured, making it impossible to distinguish whether the figure was a man or a woman. The figure bore the presence of a Fifth Heavenly Layer Saint King.
“Who’re you? Why are you provoking my Underworld sect!” The shrouded person questioned in a heavy, hoarse voice, again, making it impossible to distinguish their gender.
“Hahaha, Luo Qi, isn’t your memory a little too horrible? It’s only been a thousand years, yet you’ve forgotten your old friends,” sneered Jiang Wang.
“It’s you, Jiang Wang. You’re all people from the Bloodsword sect!” The shrouded person’s voice was filled with shock. It continued, “Hasn’t the Bloodsword sect stepped back from the continent and no longer bothers with any matters that have to do with the continent? I wonder why you’ve come with such a great party then?”
“Luo Qi, this is the new sect master of our Bloodsword sect. By the orders of the sect master, we have returned, and you, the Underworld sect, will be an offering for our return,” laughed Jiang Wang.
“Hmph, you still don’t have the right to wipe out my Underworld sect,” sneered the shrouded figure. Its voice was filled with disdain.
“It’s still not up to you to decide whether we have the right or not,” Jian Chen coldly replied. He took a step and arrived by the side of the shrouded figure, stabbing his Emperor Armament at the person’s head.
The shrouded figure was secretly shocked when it sensed the strength of Jian Chen’s attack. However, it did not move slowly at all. Vast amounts of darkness-attributed Saint Force surged from a palm, immediately condensing into a small, black dagger. Without retreating at all, they dodged Jian Chen’s sword while the dagger lashed out like a calm viper, soundlessly stabbing toward the center of Jian Chen’s forehead as a black streak of light.
The corner of Jian Chen’s lips curled up in disdain. Rotating his wrist, he redirected the sword toward the figure’s head. If Jian Chen’s first strike possessed speed that was nothing spectacular, the second attack was unbelievably fast. A pitch-black crack formed wherever the sword swept past.
The shrouded figure was surprised inside. Jian Chen’s attack was just too fast, so fast that as a Fifth Heavenly Layer Saint King, the figure had almost failed to react. It was already too late to dodge, so without any other choices, the figure could only redirect the dagger to parry the Emperor Armament.
A boom immediately erupted when the two weapons clashed. A powerful ripple of energy spread out with the two of them as the epicenter, wreaking havoc in all directions as a wave. Jian Chen’s strike possessed the strength of a Seventh Heavenly Layer Saint King, so how could the shrouded figure block it? The figure was immediately sent into a rapid retreat.
“The strength of the new sect master is so powerful, actually at the Seventh Heavenly Layer. There’s no one in the sect that his opponent other than the former sect master, who’s in seclusion,” the shrouded person was secretly astounded. It immediately abandoned the battle, quickly charging underground. As long as the figure made it back to the divine hall, it would be invincible.
However, a bone-chilling event hit the person just as they moved. Jian Chen arrived by their side like a ghost while the black light on the Emperor Armament surged, stabbing out again with lightning-like speed. The tip of the sword was less than three inches away from the person’s forehead. They could even feel a stabbing pain from the figure’s soul at such a close range, as if his or her soul was about to be ripped into pieces.
The shrouded figure paled in fright. Other than Houston a thousand years ago, this was the first time it had ever felt so close to death.
At this crucial moment, the person spat out a mouthful of thick, black mist and yelled, “Darkness Art, Afterimage Clone!”
Jian Chen’s Emperor Armament stabbed into the person’s head as soon as the figure yelled. However, Jian Chen did not rejoice and instead frowned. His sword failed to land.
As soon as that thought crossed Jian Chen’s mind, the black figure exploded loudly. It turned into dense black mist, quickly expanding and engulfing Jian Chen.
The mist was no ordinary mist, but formed from darkness-attributed Saint Force. Even Jian Chen’s visibility was severely limited within the mist.
Suddenly, a small, black dagger appeared silently behind him. The dagger had completely fused with the mist, so it was extremely difficult to sense no matter how sharp Jian Chen’s senses were.
However, Jian Chen suddenly turned around just as the dagger was about to stab him. He swung his Emperor Armament without any hesitation and the Chaotic Force on the weapon cleaved through the space. The stroke was extremely powerful, enough to affect the space in the region of a hundred meters, causing it to violently pulse.
With a painful cry, a bloodied hand fell out of the sky with the dagger before it could deal a fatal strike to Jian Chen. Not only did the shrouded person fail to assassinate Jian Chen in the mist, that figure even lost an arm.
The mist slowly dispersed and Jian Chen gradually appeared before everyone. However, the shrouded figure had already disappeared.
The vice sect master and the five elders could not help but feel relieved when they saw Jian Chen perfectly fine. Although they knew that he was very powerful, the opponent this time was an expert of the Underworld sect who was skilled in assassination techniques. There was the threat of dying with the slightest carelessness.
“Sect master, are you alright? Where’s Luo Qi?” Jiang Wang arrived beside Jian Chen and asked about his well being.
Jian Chen was calm and composed. He gently shook his head, “He’s still not enough to pose a threat to me, but he sure ran pretty quickly. After severing his arm, he immediately fled into the sand and into the divine hall.”
Jian Chen put it lightly, but Jiang Wang and the five elders were all secretly stunned. A Fifth Heavenly Layer Saint King of the Underworld sect, skilled in assassination, was actually not enough to pose a threat to him, which convinced them of his strength again.
At this moment, Jiang Wang and the five elders all agreed inside that Jian Chen was even more powerful than the rumors.
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