Chapter 360: A Wise Man Submits to Circumstances
At the sight of this, the golden man’s expression turned extremely ugly.
Chen Chen took advantage of the moment when he was in a daze to get rid of the rope magic treasure. At this moment, he felt much more at ease.
One-on-one was better than one-on-three. As for the other three peak-stage Essence Soul realm cultivators of the four Stone Mountain saints, they were automatically ignored by him.
At this moment, he had a new understanding of the power of the Heavenly Fiend City.
The name of the Heavenly Fiend City could not only scare Essence Soul realm cultivators into kowtowing, but it could also make Void Refinement realm cultivators switch sides after weighing the pros and cons. It could also make Jiang Chengzi offer generous terms of not wanting all the spoils of war.
This level of deterrence was much stronger than the four major clans in the mortal world.
“Senior Brother! Fight with your life!”
Jiang Chengzi’s shout came from afar. He was originally only fifty-fifty with Old Monster Stone Mountain, but his divine sense had been injured just now. At this moment, he was no longer a match for the four Stone Mountain saints.
A trace of viciousness flashed in the golden man’s eyes when he heard this. Then, he suddenly raised his hand, and a total of nine magic weapons flew out. These nine weapons were all different, but they all emitted extremely powerful fluctuations.
As soon as they flew out, they actually formed a formation of their own, surrounding Chen Chen.
Seeing this scene, Chen Chen’s heart, which had just been relieved, became anxious again. It was very obvious that this was some kind of powerful secret technique.
Without thinking much, Chen Chen used his full strength in his divine sense attack, and in an instant, seven or eight divine sense longswords smashed onto the body of the golden man.
The golden man snorted coldly, and a total of three shields lit up, blocking all seven or eight divine sense longswords.
Bang Bang Bang!
After a few muffled sounds, the golden man’s face only paled a little, and he didn’t suffer too serious of an injury.
Instead, the nine weapons brushed past Chen Chen’s side. Chen Chen wasn’t able to dodge in time, and a large gash appeared on his body.
The wound healed at a speed visible to the naked eye, and Chen Chen continued to use his divine sense to attack.
Since divine sense attacks could affect the golden man, then he would use this method specifically.
In fact, hea had no other choice at this moment.
The golden man had magic treasures. If he used other attacks, he would not be able to hurt the golden man at all.
He did not expect that it would be so difficult to deal with a cultivator of the same level in the upper realm.
“The four Stone Mountain Saints, give me some strength!”
Chen Chen thought to himself.
A moment later, Chen Chen finally discovered something that made him excited. He did not know if the divine sense of the golden man was affected, but one of the nine magic treasures he controlled suddenly returned.
Without one magic treasure, the remaining eight magic treasures could not form a formation, and their power was greatly reduced. With his cultivation at the peak of the Void Refinement realm, Chen Chen was able to completely dodge the attacks from time to time.
Chen Chen took this opportunity to suddenly use his divine sense to launch a sneak attack on Jiang Chengzi in the distance.
Jiang Chengzi was caught off guard and spat out another mouthful of blood. Shi Chuan and the other three saints were obviously people who frequently fought. Seeing this great opportunity, they swarmed forward and instantly heavily injured Jiang Chengzi.
Seeing that the situation was not looking good, Jiang Chengzi immediately abandoned his physical body and used his Essence Soul to flee into the distance at an astonishing speed.
Seeing this, the four Stone Mountain Sages wanted to give chase but were stopped by Chen Chen.
“Let’s deal with this fellow together first!”
Hearing this, the four Stone Mountain saints could only turn around and deal with the golden man together with Chen Chen.
The golden man watched Jiang Chengzi’s retreating figure and was so angry that he wanted to curse. Without saying a word, he put away his eight magic treasures and prepared to escape.
At this moment, a feeling of blood and Qi flowing backward suddenly spread throughout his body, causing his body to suddenly stop. Then, a few more divine sense attacks descended.
An hour later.
Chen Chen and the four Stone Mountain Saints had already flown a thousand miles to the west. They had finally worn down the golden man.
At this moment, whether it was Chen Chen or Old Monster Stone Mountain, their faces were frighteningly pale.
Chen Chen’s mind was empty. If he hadn’t held on with one breath, he might have fainted on the spot.
Old Monster Stone Mountain looked at Chen Chen nervously, as if he was afraid of being tortured and killed. Clearly, the situation was also very bad.
“Fellow Daoist Stone Mountain, I’ve agreed beforehand that we will split the spoils of war equally.”
Chen Chen picked up the golden man’s storage ring and said with a smile.
Looking at that smile, the “old monster” whose name was Shi Shan, shook his head and said, “Fellow Daoist, you must be joking. How dare you ask for a reward when you see injustice on the road and step forth?”
At this moment, he only wanted to run away quickly.
Everyone was smart. Both parties were well aware of his purpose for appearing here today. If he dared to takw half of the spoils, even if he wasn’t liquidated now, it was hard to guarantee that he wouldn’t suffer revenge in the future.
It was not a good thing to be targeted by a person who knew the nine revolutions Golden Body Technique.
“Fellow Daoist Shi Shan, I am a man of my word. What are you afraid of?” Chen Chen’s gaze became even deeper.
“Ahem, Fellow Daoist, I still have some matters to attend to at home. I will take my leave first. We will meet again if we are fated to!”
Old Monster Shi Shan coughed twice and cupped his hands together. Then, he took his three disciples and flew away as if they were fleeing. The four of them looked extremely miserable.
“A wise man submits to circumstances.”
Chen Chen sighed, then rubbed his temples with his hand and flew towards the direction of the flying ship with the golden man.
Not long after, Chen Chen arrived at the location of the flying ship. The Red-Eyed Golden Guardian and the others had already run out of the flying ship and were searching the body that Jiang Chengzi had abandoned.
Seeing Chen Chen return, the few of them were overjoyed. Huang Li even handed over a storage ring as if she was presenting a treasure. She said excitedly, “Master! We’re… We’re striking it rich! I’ve never seen so many Spirit Stones in my life!”
Chen Chen took the storage ring and said with a smile, “We can’t stay here for long. Let’s leave this place first.”
After saying that, he brought the few of them onto the flying boat and left this place.
On the flying boat, Chen Chen closed his eyes and rested for a while. Then, he began to check his spoils of war.
There were a total of two storage rings.
The first storage ring was Jiang Chengzi’s. When he opened it, there were five million middle-grade Spirit Stones, almost 100,000 upper-grade Spirit Stones, and 1,000 supreme-grade Spirit Stones inside.
Apart from that, there were ten bottles of distraction pills from last time.
Thinking back to the scene where Jiang Chengzi gave him the storage ring, Chen Chen couldn’t help but curse in his heart.
‘This old thief, he said that he only had so many, but in the end, he still hid ten bottles in his storage ring!’
After putting away the Spirit Stones and the distraction pills, Chen Chen checked the magic treasures and secret manuals again.
There were many magic treasures, but there was a lot of trash mixed in. It was obvious that Jiang Chengzi was a miser. Even the magic treasures used by some Core Formation realm cultivators were mixed in the storage ring.
Other than that, the Black Pearl that had collected the great swamp water was also lying quietly in the corner.
Although the attack power of this pearl was not strong, it could be of great use at critical moments.
Chen Chen sorted the magic treasures into categories and then gave all the low-level magic treasures to Huang Li and the others. Only then did he start to read the secret manuals in the storage ring.
After reading for a long time, Chen Chen did not take a fancy to most of them. Only two secret techniques were passable.
The first one was called Qi shield. It was a secret technique that compressed spiritual energy. When mastered, it could increase the defensive power of the protective spiritual energy by three to four times. However, the speed of spiritual energy consumption would also increase by three to four times.
The second one was called Burning Soul technique. By burning the power of one’s divine sense, one could increase the flying speed of one’s Essence Soul. It was a kind of escape secret technique.
It seemed that Jiang Chengzi used this kind of secret technique to escape in the end.
“This guy is really afraid of death.”
Seeing that one of the two secret techniques was used for defense and the other was used for escape, Chen Chen secretly despised it. However, compared to the fate of the golden man and Jiang Chengzi, he felt that it was better to be afraid of death.
After checking Jiang Chengzi’s storage ring, Chen Chen took out the other storage ring.
Looking at this storage ring, he was a bit excited. After all, this was the storage ring of a master refiner!