Make the Choice to Death
The full-fledged attack of an early Heaven Immortal expert was frenzied. Its earth-shaking Qi forced the onlookers to move backwards involuntarily, fearing that they would suffer any kind of damages from it. Not everyone could withstand the energy waves of a Heaven Immortal expert.
The experts of Yi Yuan Association revealed a cold smile. They knew how strong the elder was. He wasn’t an opponent that a puny Earth Immortal expert could handle. In their point of view, Jiang Chen was already half-dead the moment the elder attacked him personally. After this strike, Jiang Chen would lie dead on the ground.
However, Nie Yiyuan frowned instead of thinking the same way as the others did. The rest of them focused all of their attention on Jiang Chen and the elder, while Nie Yiyuan was focused on Yan Dongliu and his experts. He saw that none of them seemed to be nervous just by looking at their faces. That was the confidence they had in Jiang Chen. It was the confidence that wasn’t just a facade.
In other words, it was highly likely that Jiang Chen had really killed Huang Ying and this made him feel somewhat gloomy.
The elder had collided with Jiang Chen, the situation did not allow Nie Yiyuan to consider further. Jiang Chen remained indifferent while confronting the elder’s powerful attack. The Heavenly Saint Sword in his hand gave out dragon roars. Then, he raised the sword high and slashed at the golden pillar in lightning speed.
The powerful impact shook everyone’s heart. Under the attack of the sharp Heavenly Saint Sword, the golden pillar was pulverized easily, turning into a dazzling fireworks of energy, turning the dark night into a fascinating scene, but one must be cautious while watching this scene because of its danger. Besides, no one had the mood to appreciate it.
The elder felt like he had been impacted by a giant mountain. He was sent flying away. Nie Yiyuan’s facial expression changed drastically when he caught of the elder from behind.
The elder was badly wounded. He opened his mouth and spurted out a mouthful of blood. His face turned extremely pale as he stared at Jiang Chen in fear. There was no other word that he could use to describe his current mood besides shock.
“Not possible. This is absolutely impossible.”
The elder couldn’t accept the fact. No one could understand the scariness of Jiang Chen until they fought him themselves. That kind of power wasn’t bearable to anyone. The attack that the elder received wasn’t the strongest, but the current circumstance was enough to show that he was no match for Jiang Chen even after he used his most powerful attack. Whatever outcome that awaited him would never change.
It was disastrous defeat. There’s no doubt about it. It was definitely a crushing defeat.
Nie Yiyuan’s expression as well as his people drastically changed. There was no more relaxing expression on their faces. Their current eyes displayed fear. Up until now, no one would doubt Yan Dongliu’s words anymore. It seemed like Huang Ying and Huang Second really died under Jiang Chen’s hands, Jiang Chen had the capability to kill them.
“Haha! People of Yi Yuan Association. Weren’t you very arrogant before this? I dare you to show your arrogance once more. Alchemist Jiang alone is enough to handle all of you.”
“That’s right. All of you won’t be able to withstand even one blow from Master Jiang. There is no room for you to resist at all.”
Every expert of the Prefecture was enjoying the feeling of great importance. To them, this scene was just like a show and they didn’t have to worry because nothing was a big deal anymore.
On the other hand, the experts of Yi Yuan Association felt oppressed and pressured. They shifted their gazes to Nie Yiyuan, waiting for their leader to give them the next command, but every one of them was incomparably clear that they wouldn’t gain anything from today’s battle, they would surely end up just like the Huang Family.
“Chairman, what should we do now?”
The elder asked with a frown. After learning Jiang Chen’s power, there was no chance of victory in this battle anymore. He wouldn’t stand a chance against Jiang Chen even if he fought with Nie Yiyuan together.
Nie Yiyuan knitted his eyebrows hard. This was a scene that he had never anticipated. No one would have thought that a monster like Jiang Chen would appear in Yan City. It was hard to imagine that the prosperous Yi Yuan Association would fall to the point of extinction today.
There had always been three great major powers in Yan City. Who would have thought that two of the major powers would vanish in just one night?
Nie Yiyuan was an intelligent man. It was impossible for him not to discern the situation in front of him. Therefore, he made a decision. A cold light flashed past his eyes and vanished. He cupped his fists at Jiang Chen and said. “Alchemist Jiang does have extraordinary combat power. Yi Yuan Association is certainly no match for you. From now on, our association will submit ourselves to the Prefecture and pledge our service to the Prefecture.”
Each and every expert of Yi Yuan Association sighed and was down-spirited like a frozen eggplant after hearing what their chairman said. This was the outcome that they didn’t wish to see, but what else they could do besides yielding to them? Otherwise, they would certainly die. Everyone on the scene had seen Jiang Chen’s means, especially when he killed Huang Haoran without even blinking.
“So, you are looking for a compromise?”
Jiang Chen smiled sneeringly. Nie Yiyuan was a person who was even scarier than Huang Ying. This man was cunning and smart, like an old fox. A fox with wild desire. Perhaps the others wouldn’t be able to read what Nie Yiyuan was thinking, but Jiang Chen was able to discern it clearly. The cold light that flashed past Nie Yiyuan’s eyes didn’t escape Jiang Chen’s eyes.
What Nie Yiyuan was thinking was just like Jiang Chen expected. He was a very clever man, there was no stupid businessman in this world. In his point of view, a figure like Jiang Chen would certainly not stay in a small place like Yan City for a long time. This true dragon would leave the city sooner or later.
As for Yan Dongliu, he didn’t fear him at all. The only person he feared right now was Jiang Chen. In that case, he might as well surrender temporarily and reach a compromise with the Prefecture. After Jiang Chen left, he would rally his forces to kill Yan Dongliu and overturn the entire Prefecture. At that time, the whole Yan City would become his and they had to thank Jiang Chen for helping them get rid of the troublesome Huang Family.
Too bad, Nie Yiyuan’s plot couldn’t get past Jiang Chen.
“You can yield, but I have one condition.” Said Jiang Chen plainly.
“What condition, Master Jiang? Please say.” Nie Yiyuan said.
“The two of you must cripple your cultivation. After that, I guarantee that I won’t hurt any of your people.”
Jiang Chen pointed at Nie Yiyuan and the elder.
“What did you just say?”
Nie Yiyuan and the elder raged. What Jiang Chen said was too much. They had volunteered to surrender. How could they destroy their cultivation base as well? This was absurd. To a Heaven Immortal expert, crippling one’s cultivation was even crueller than being killed.
“Jiang Chen, don’t go too far. We already have agreed to surrender voluntarily. Why do you still want to push us to our end?” Nie Yiyuan spoke angrily.
“Humph! Nie Yiyuan, do you think you can hide your pretense from me? You have already concluded that I will leave Yan City sooner or later that’s why you surrendered willingly. After I left, you will certainly launch an attack on the Prefecture. This kind of trick is very naïve in my eyes. I will only give you two choices now, one is to cripple your cultivation, and the second is to die in my hands.”
Jiang Chen snorted coldly. He would never leave a source of potential trouble behind every time he did things.
After hearing what he said, everyone in the Prefecture’s group couldn’t help but suck in a cold breath of air. They glared at Nie Yiyuan and at the same time, had more respect for Jiang Chen. This was the most critical moment, but they failed to recognize this plot. Many of them only began to realize it after Jiang Chen’s reminder. If Nie Yiyuan really submitted himself to the Prefecture; after Jiang Chen left, no one would be able to suppress this cunning fox anymore. At that time, the consequences would be unimaginable.
“Nie Yiyuan, never thought that you have such a cunning mind. Humph! In that case, there’s nothing that we can talk about anymore. Just like what Alchemist Jiang said, you only have two choices to select from.” Yan Dongliu said coldly.
“Haha! Jiang Chen, I have to say that you are the most capable person that I have ever seen. You can even see through my plot. Then, there’s no more that I can say. I, Nie Yiyuan will rather die in battle than cripple my cultivation. I would like to see how powerful a puny Earth Immortal like you is. Elder Yu, let’s fight Jiang Chen together.”
Nie Yiyuan’s hidden agenda was discovered by Jiang Chen. Madness and ferociousness began to reveal on his face. He yelled at the elder and flew up to the sky. A sharp combat weapon appeared in his hand all of a sudden. All of his Qi had been unleashed. His current cultivation base had already reached the peak of early Heaven Immortal realm, which was slightly stronger than the elder.
Since there was no way to avoid it, they couldn’t just stand there and wait to be killed. Additionally, it was impossible for them to destroy their own cultivation because that was no different than being killed. They probably still had a chance if they fought Jiang Chen to the end. Jiang Chen was after all, just an Earth Immortal expert. He believed that as long as he went all-out, there would be chances of victory.
The elder flew to Nie Yiyuan’s side.
“Big Brother Jiang, you must be careful.” Yan Qingcheng reminded Jiang Chen.
“No worries. They aren’t my opponents.”
Jiang Chen smiled, then fluttered the Flaming Wings at maximum speed, turning him into a red flame in the darkness as he flew to the opposite of Nie Yiyuan. He had never intended to let Nie Yiyuan go today. In order for the Prefecture to hold their ground firmly in Yan City, they had to eliminate any potential threat that could jeopardize their position. And the best way to eliminate this potential threat was to kill the source mercilessly.
“Come and attack me together.”
Jiang Chen said arrogantly, absolutely not putting the two in his eyes.
“Jiang Chen, it’s you who forced us to do this.”
Nie Yiyuan turned frenzied. The combat weapon in his hands illuminated unlimited brilliance. The elder had also summoned another combat weapon. It was a Heaven Rank Immortal Weapon. Both of their killing intent rushed up to the sky as they lunged at Jiang Chen. The whole sky above instantly turned bright.
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