After thinking about it, they realized that indeed, there weren’t many famous geniuses among the younger generation of the Jade Tripod Alchemy Clan.
Of course, alchemists couldn’t fight with others. They would only compete with others in terms of alchemy, but even then, it would be internal contests that weren’t spread to the outside world.
Hence, it wasn’t simple to become famous.
“Cut them into slices and distribute them.”
Chen Chen tossed the Spirit Ginseng at Zhang Ji and couldn’t help but take another look at it.
After all, he had contributed some effort into obtaining the Spirit Ginseng back then…
Zhang Ji glanced at Chen Chen in a bid to see if he had given any special hints, but Chen Chen didn’t, so Zhang Ji knew that he was really going to give the Spirit Ginseng away.
Hence, Zhang Ji felt extremely touched.
‘Big Brother is helping me personally, even at the expense of supporting the entire Seven Lethal Demon Clan. Now I’m too powerless to return the favor,’ Zhang Ji thought to himself. He could only secretly bear it in mind.
After a meal…
The Spirit Ginseng was distributed among the cultivators of the Seven Lethal Demon Clan. Although they didn’t say anything, they understood his kindness.
During this period of time, Chen Chen also gained a deeper understanding of the situation in this battlefield.
The old rival of the Seven-Slaughtering Demon Lord was the Water Qilin Clan, which was the overlord of the Great Swamp of the Southern Border. They had been famous for hundreds of years and they were one of the strongest few Demon Emperors under the Void Refinement realm. They were far stronger than the Crimson Fox Demon Emperor and Berserk Lion Demon Emperor.
The higher-ups of the demons were in support of the Berserk Lion Demon Emperor and the Berserk Lion Demon Emperor’s plan to exterminate the humans. Hence, they helped them increase their genetic power.
However, since the Seven-Slaughtering Demon Lord arrived at the kingdoms of Qi and Wei, some Demon Emperors began to chicken out.
Just as Chen Chen said to Lao Hei, those who were too outstanding would be destroyed first.
Although the human race was not as strong as the demons, they could still kill two culprits.
Hence, many Demon Emperors had now set their sights on the battlefield of the states of Qi and Wei.
If the demons could protect the Crimson Fox Demon Emperor and Berserk Lion Demon Emperor, they would dare to do whatever they wanted.
On the other hand, if the humans succeeded in killing the two leading Demon Emperors, they would have to consider the consequences carefully.
That was the reason why although the states of Qi and Wei were only small vassal states, the human and demon clans were still constantly sending cultivators to the battlefield.
After introducing him to the general situation, Zhang Ji looked at Chen Chen with an inquisitive gaze.
After all, in his heart, Chen Chen was not only righteous and benevolent, he was also intelligent, wise, and brave. Hence, he wanted to ask Chen Chen for his opinion.
Seeing this, Chen Chen took a deep breath with a helpless expression.
He initially came here with the intentions to be a fighter and show off his abilities, as well as his cultivation level.
However, his wisdom did not allow him to do so.
He couldn’t help it because the stronger ones tended to shoulder greater responsibilities. He couldn’t avoid it even if he wanted to.
After thinking about it for a long time, his gaze gradually became dangerous.
“Zhang Ji, I think it is a bit wrong for the human race to focus only on the Crimson Fox Demon Emperor and the Berserk Lion Demon Emperor.”
“Big Brother, do we have to go and fight another Demon Emperor?”
Zhang Ji was confused.
Chen Chen shook his head with a strange expression. After a long time, he muttered, “We should pay them back in their own coin. The Crimson Fox clan and the Berserk Lion clan are only branches under the eight demon clans, and there are no Void Refinement realm powerhouses among them.
“If we send a few experts to infiltrate the demon territory and exterminate the two clans, the effect will be the same as killing the two Demon Emperors.
“Besides, after the extermination of these two clans, the two Demon Emperors will probably go mad. Once they do, their flaws will be revealed, and we might be able to find a chance to attack and kill them. This is the only solution I can think of to solve this problem. Otherwise, if the two clans keep sending troops to Qi and Wei, when will this end?”
Hearing this, Zhang Ji fell silent and he raised his head to look at the righteous Chen Chen, who was benevolent and peerless. He was left speechless.
‘Big Brother really thinks so differently from normal people. He always thinks out of the box and never lets himself be restrained or compelled to conform to the norms of the world.’
Now that the entire human border was facing difficulty with defending themselves, who would think of creating trouble in the demons’ territory?
Besides, apart from the Seven Lethal Demon Clan, the rest of the major human clans fended for themselves and would never implicate others.
In the long run, their mindsets were fixed, so during this critical juncture of the war, no one thought of invading the demons’ territory to attack the Crimson Fox and Berserk Lion clans.
However, it was the most effective method.
“I’m just thinking about it. We’d better not get involved, or else we’ll definitely be in trouble and get our families implicated, just like the Crimson Fox and Berserk Lion Demon Emperors.”
Seeing that Zhang Ji seemed tempted to try, Chen Chen hurriedly said that to dispel thoughts that Zhang Ji should not be harboring.
“Big Brother, you’re right. Besides, I’m too weak and I can’t do it even if I want to… Master can do that job, though. He’s single and is strong enough.”
Zhang Ji’s eyes were glistening slightly and a moment later, he added, “Big Brother, I will inform Master of your suggestion, but I can’t guarantee that he’ll agree with it.”
Chen Chen nodded with a graceful expression.
According to the opinions about the Seven-Slaughtering Demon Lord that he had heard from others, there was a high chance he would go with Chen Chen’s plan.
He reckoned that there should be old and vulnerable ones among the Crimson Fox and Berserk Lion clans too.
However, this matter concerned the survival of the human race, and there was no room for mercy. Besides, the demons were the ones who attacked first, and they left no humans alive in Qi and Wei.
Among the victims, most were innocent commoners, and there were also many elderly and children.
There was also the southern region of the State of Jin…
The thought of the tragic scene made Chen Chen close his eyes and decide to never be benevolent.
In such a great war, the right thing to do would be to punish evil with evil and get rid of the demons. Otherwise, if they were allowed to continue going about their unbridled ways, many humans would suffer.
At the same time, in the base camp of the demon race.
The peak Essence Soul realm Demon Emperor of the Water Qilin clan was frowning.
Logically speaking, they should not have failed in the battle today, but he didn’t expect an Essence Soul realm expert who could attack with divine senses to suddenly appear and sabotage his plan. To make matters worse, she even killed a Demon Emperor.
‘It seems that the humans have more likely than not sent reinforcements.’
“Haha, the humans are really bent on destroying me.”
The Crimson Fox Demon Emperor beside him, who was dressed in red, had a look of derision on his face but he wasn’t afraid at all.
The Berserk Lion Demon Emperor was opposite him and he said coldly, “Senior, the three of us can definitely defeat that Seven-Slaughtering Demon Lord if we work together. Why do you always stop us from fighting?”
The Divine Snow Demon Emperor glared at him and demanded, “What can we do after we defeat him? Even if we kill him, I’m sure he can take you two away before he dies.
“If it were usual, sacrificing the two of you to kill a Seven-Slaughtering Demon Lord would be a cost-effective deal. But now, even if we kill the Seven-Slaughtering Demon Lord and obtain victory in the war between the two clans, we would be considered to have lost if one of you dies. Do you understand?”
The Berserk Lion Demon Emperor didn’t make a single sound, simply lowering his head to hide the maniacal killing intent in his eyes.
The Crimson Fox glanced at the Berserk Lion Demon Emperor in disdain and said calmly, “I think it’d be better for me and the Berserk Lion Demon Emperor to go to the Demon God’s place to cultivate. I doubt the humans would dare to go to the Demon God Hall.”
The Divine Snow Demon Emperor didn’t say anything.
Of course, he knew that the best strategy was to let the Crimson Fox Demon Emperor lay low for a while.
However, humans often used their cities to defend themselves on the battlefield and refused to leave. Hence, it was hard for them to obtain any results within a short period of time.
Hence, the higher-ups of the demons intended for the Crimson Fox Demon Emperor and Berserk Lion Demon Emperor to act as bait, attracting more human experts before gathering all their forces to destroy the elite humans in one swoop.
There were no large cities with complicated arrays in the state of Qi and Wei.
If their plan succeeded, the victory would be decided.
The human leaders could have thought of that point too, but they didn’t dare to give up on the plan for revenge against the Demon Emperors. Otherwise, the entire human frontier would face the rampage of the expert demons.
As long as he stabilized the war between the two states of Qi and Wei, the demons would obtain the final victory.
It would also be a huge victory in the strategic sense.
Of course, he didn’t tell the Crimson Fox Demon Emperor and the Berserk Lion Demon Emperor that he was going to use them as bait.
The Crimson Fox was intelligent and might have guessed something, but the Berserk Lion was just a madman. God knew what he would do if he found out that he was being used as bait.
“So frustrating, I’m going to go kill a few humans to vent my anger!”
Seeing that no one was talking, the Berserk Lion Demon Emperor furiously left the camp.
Within the boundaries of his territory, there was a huge cage that nearly a thousand humans were confined in. Usually, he would kill for fun.
Looking at his back, the Divine Snow Demon Emperor frowned slightly without saying anything else.
Three days later.
In the human camp, Zhang Ji suddenly approached Chen Chen nervously.
“Big Brother… Master has gone to the demons’ territory!”
Chen Chen’s gaze flickered, and he fell silent.
Once the Seven-Slaughtering Demon Lord, who was an expert among the humans, left, the pressure they faced was conceivably massive.