An Unforeseen Variable
The Palm of Great Sovereign broke everything in its path and reached Jiang Chen in the blink of an eye.
“Fire Qilin, don’t blame me on this. Your life is taken by your own master.” Jiang Chen hurled the Fire Qilin at the oncoming Palm of Great Sovereign.
Fire Qilin let out a hoarse cry that was full of despair and reluctance. He knew he was finished. No one knew better than him regarding how scary his master was. The moment the Palm of Great Sovereign reached him, he would die for sure. There was no hope of survival.
Nanbei Chao’s eyes emitted an extremely cold light, looking exceedingly ruthless. The horrifying Palm of Great Sovereign heavily pounded Fire Qilin’s body. Before the Fire Qilin could put up any resistance, its body was smashed to pieces, and died.
Just like what Jiang Chen had said, the life of the Fire Qilin was a tragedy, because instead of dying in its enemy’s hands, it died in its own master’s hands, the person he was most loyal to. What an irony!
The Fire Qilin’s last thoughts should be filled with resentment. Although Jiang Chen was cruel, he had only extracted the beast’s bloodline and didn’t take its life. Nanbei Chao, on the other hand, had treated him as a nuisance and eliminated him for good.
“Nanbei Chao, you heartless beast. Despite the saint beast following you for so long, you still killed it without hesitation. You are out of your mind.”
Jiang Chen fluttered his dragon wings, turned and fled. This chase was destined to go on. Jiang Chen wouldn’t be able to outrun this enemy for a long time.
“Just another trash. There’s nothing that can stop my footsteps. Jiang Chen, you aren’t qualified to be my fated enemy. Those who are worthy of being my enemy hasn’t emerged yet. Don’t think of yourself as someone so noble.”
Nanbei Chao chased from behind. His momentum was so strong that no qi waves in the void could block it. He struck out the Palm of Great Sovereign once more – it was an enormous golden palm, looking like an unparalleled fingered-cage. If one was hit by it, the consequences would be unimaginable. Even if the person didn’t die, he would surely suffer severe injuries.
“Five Elemental Combat Dragon Seal!”
Jiang Chen struck out the Five Elemental Combat Dragon Seal to block it. Fifteen frenzied dragons of various colours howled their way out and crashed into the Palm of Great Sovereign behind. Meanwhile, Jiang Chen continued to flee with high speed.
The void was destroyed once again. Destructive energy was everywhere. Layers of boundaries perished. It was hard to imagine how much force Nanbei Chao’s attack was. The frenzied dragons launched by Jiang Chen were torn apart instantly.
Rebounding force that was huge as a mountain acted upon Jiang Chen’s body. Cracks immediately appeared in his dragon scales. Blood gushed out, staining Jiang Chen’s body all over in an instant.
“Jiang Chen, you have already reached your limit. I’m not in a hurry to kill you yet. I would like to torture you well, until you die. I want you to taste the sensation of death bit by bit. I want you to know what despair is like. I will also settle the score of the Fire Qilin with you.”
Nanbei Chao smiled crazily. He seemed like a peerless Monarch, constantly launching strikes at Jiang Chen. Seeing Jiang Chen running like a dog without its master, he felt incredibly contented. Jiang Chen had killed his clones, seized the bloodline of the Fire Qilin and caused his Monarch Path to be incomplete. He would recover all these losses from Jiang Chen bit by bit. He didn’t want Jiang Chen to die so easily, because that would profit Jiang Chen too much. He wanted Jiang Chen to die without a burial. He wanted Jiang Chen to experience death slowly. He wanted Jiang Chen to know what the despair of death was like. Only then could it relieve the hatred in his heart and make his Monarch Heaven Art reach perfection.
“Motherf*****! I can’t continue like this. My body is constantly being injured. I have to figure out a way quickly. Otherwise, I’ll truly be in danger.”
Jiang Chen couldn’t help but curse. Today was truly his misfortune to encounter a monster like Nanbei Chao. Despite exhausting all of his means, he still couldn’t get away from Nanbei Chao. This was the greatest problem he had ever encountered in his life. His path had always been smooth-sailing. He had never been hunted so badly. Of all the geniuses in the young generation, he was afraid that only Nanbei Chao had such capability.
“Jiang Chen, you can’t run away. Don’t waste your energy.”
Nanbei Chao’s momentum soared up to the sky. He continued to bombard Jiang Chen with attacks. Jiang Chen spurted out blood again and again. The cracks in his body became worse. Even if he managed to escape now, it would take him quite a while to recover from such injuries.
“Ancestral Dragon Pagoda!”
Jiang Chen yelled, summoning the Ancestral Dragon Pagoda. The enormous golden tower radiated out unadorned light. Countless dragon roars echoed from within it. The pagoda had solidified and became a weapon.
Unfortunately, only thirty seven levels of the ninety nine levels of the pagoda were bright, the rest of the levels were still dark and couldn’t be activated. This was Jiang Chen’s final and biggest reliance . He would never summon the Ancestral Dragon Pagoda if the situation wasn’t so severe.
For today’s sake, he needed the indestructible Ancestral Dragon Pagoda to block Nanbei Chao’s attack, only then could he have the chance to escape.
“What a fine treasure! It emits a supreme qi of antiquity. I can even feel its pressure. Jiang Chen, you lowly human, how can you deserve such a good treasure? You will only tarnish it. Today I will acquire this treasure and it will be mine from now on.”
Nanbei Chao’s eyes fell upon the Ancestral Dragon Pagoda. Immediately, brilliant light shot out from his eyes. That was greed and conquest. Given his eyesight, he naturally could discern the power of the Ancestral Dragon Pagoda. Possessing such a treasure was certainly a delightful thing.
He launched the Palm of Great Sovereign again at the Ancestral Dragon Pagoda, trying to grasp the pagoda. However, the pagoda was too heavy. Not even the Palm of Great Sovereign could lift it up. Plus the pagoda had a strong repellent force towards him.
When Nanbei Chao failed in the attempt to seize the treasure, he couldn’t help but swear. He knew that such a divine weapon had its own spirit, and seeming to have been completely subdued by Jiang Chen and had been integrated with Jiang Chen’s origin. Even by killing Jiang Chen, he wouldn’t be able to acquire the weapon. This made him feel extremely pitiful and upset.
“Humph! Since I can’t acquire it, I will just destroy it. Things that I can’t get, you, Jiang Chen, will not get as well.”
Nanbei Chao harrumphed coldly and struck out the Wisdom King Fist. A terrifying golden fist penetrated through the void and smashed on the Ancestral Dragon Pagoda.
There was a vast vibration and horrifying qi waves like tidal waves. That was an unbearable kind of force. Despite the solidness of the pagoda, cracks still appeared on it.
Jiang Chen exclaimed. His facial expression changed drastically. His life was connected to the Ancestral Dragon Pagoda. If the pagoda was damaged, his body wouldn’t feel any better. Nanbei Chao was indeed very strong. Not even the Ancestral Dragon Pagoda could withstand Nanbei Chao’s attack. Such a situation had exceeded Jiang Chen’s imagination. If the Ancestral Dragon Pagoda was broken, it would bring him unimaginable losses. It might even cost him his life.
But at this point, Jiang Chen was already out of option. He had used all of his powerful techniques. The gap between him and Nanbei Chao was just too great. There’s nothing he could do to help the situation he’s in now.
“Wisdom Three Fists.”
Nanbei Chao struck once more, launching the Wisdom Three Fists. He was determined to crush the Ancestral Dragon Pagoda. He could already see that this was Jiang Chen’s last resort. As long as he crushed this pagoda, Jiang Chen would be finished, and be at his mercy.
*Dong!* *Dong!* *Dong!*
The three punches hit the Ancestral Dragon Pagoda, causing the pagoda to shake violently. The cracks on it spread like veins. The golden light had dimmed. It seemed like it would crumble completely at any time.
Jiang Chen spurted out blood once more. Although Nanbei Chao’s attacks didn’t collide with him, he was closely related to the pagoda. When the pagoda was seriously damaged, he would also suffer damage. This was an undeniable fact.
In the void, the pagoda was rocking unstably, seemingly about to collapse soon.
“Haha! Jiang Chen, let me see what else you’ve got after I destroy your precious pagoda!”
Nanbei Chao laughed frenziedly. In his eyes, Jiang Chen had already reached his end and was nothing more but a tortoise in a jar. As long as the pagoda was destroyed, he would be able to trample Jiang Chen at any time. Killing Jiang Chen would be as simple as stepping on an ant after that.
“Palm of Great Sovereign.”
Nanbei Chao didn’t give Jiang Chen the chance to breathe and struck out the Palm of Great Sovereign once more. Jiang Chen’s facial expression darkened. This was the most critical moment. If he withdrew the pagoda now, he would die in the Palm of Great Sovereign. He didn’t want to be reincarnated once more, but if he didn’t keep the pagoda, the pagoda would be completely crushed. If that happens, all of his effort in cultivating the pagoda would be in vain.
Every movement of the terrifying Palm of Great Sovereign could rip anything off. Nanbei Chao wore a hideous smile at the corner of his mouth as though he could already imagine the Ancestral Dragon Pagoda crumbling entirely under his Palm of Great Sovereign. It was a pity that a supreme treasure would be destroyed just like that, however he had no choice but to do so. It was best that he eliminated things that he couldn’t obtain, which was better than letting the treasure fall into the hands of his enemies.
Just as the Palm of Great Sovereign connected with the Ancestral Dragon Pagoda, the pagoda trembled intensely and let out extreme buzzing sound as though something was about to happen.
Jiang Chen’s face changed. He had always been able to sense everything within the pagoda, but this came too abruptly for him to notice. His divine sense penetrated into the pagoda and found boundless brilliant light were shining out from the wondrous rock in the first level of the pagoda. A red-golden light shot out from the top of the rock. Clearly, the changes in the pagoda was caused by this wondrous rock.
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