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The assassin's eyes turned very serious. He knew he had failed his mission. For someone who hadn't failed before like him, this was undoubtedly a joke. The only tainted spot in his life as an assassin.
The assassin had already estimated his own and Jiang Chen's combat strength. It was like what Jiang Chen had said. If his sword art wasn't deadly to Jiang Chen, he had no other techniques that could get rid of him. In that case, he should retreat.
The assassin's body twisted and vanished into the shadows instantly. His ability to hide in the shadows allowed him to flee even if he couldn't defeat his opponent.
"You want to run now? Too late for that, I have already sealed this entire spatial zone earlier in secret."
Jiang Chen said coldly and stabbed at the air with his Heavenly Saint Sword.
A sword clashed with the Heavenly Saint Sword in the spatial zone, and the shadowy assassin was forced out of the spatial zone by Jiang Chen's sword stab.
"How can this happen?"
The assassin was very shocked. He never thought that his opponent would have an ability that allowed him to immediately locate the assassin's fleeing tracks.
In truth, if the assassin chose to run at the beginning, he probably could. However, Jiang Chen had now set a seal for the entire spatial zone secretly. No matter where the assassin was, his movement would be sensed by Jiang Chen.
"You have no chance to run anymore."
Jiang Chen swung his long sword, producing endless golden lights with erupting murderous aura. He made a sway of his body and nine Jiang Chens appeared, then they all besieged the assassin.
Nine brilliant lights of sword shone on the nearby area and stabbed the assassin at the same time.
The assassin's expression changed drastically. His vision blurred and was clueless on how to defend against this attack.
Jiang Chen's sword pierced through the assassin's back. The assassin then spurted a mouthful of blood, changing the color of his black veil to red.
The assassin's eyes showed fear and despair. He finally understood why no failure was allowed as defeat equaled to death.
"You have offended the Dark Shadow, so you will die a horrible death. Next time, the Dark Shadow will send stronger assassins, and you will definitely be dead when that time comes."
The assassin said with his back still facing Jiang Chen.
A surge of destructive force burst from the Heavenly Saint Sword, ending the assassin's life. Another Dark Shadow's assassin was finished off by Jiang Chen.
Jiang Chen pulled out his long sword and said with a plain tone, "Do you think I will stay at this grade when the next assassin come? You can send an infinite number of assassins to come after me, but they will all be killed. The Dark Shadow has offended me, it will be like last time in my previous life."
Jiang Chen's face was full of confidence. He was never once afraid that his enemy was too strong. The Dark Shadow would send a more powerful assassin each time, but Jiang Chen would gradually become stronger. The geniuses of the Dark Shadow were fated to be Jiang Chen's objects for training and also his stepping stones towards his goal.
Jiang Chen lit a fire on the assassin's dead body, burning it until nothing was left. As for the precious sword of the assassin, Jiang Chen would naturally want to keep it as it was a rare Emperor Weapon. Any sword that was used for assassination was always rare to the cultivators.
In the palace, Han Yan and Zuo Ling Er were still in the midst of absorbing the Nine Solar Lightning-Dragon pill when Jiang Chen came back. Although it was only half an hour, both of their Qi increased enormously.
"Why did you go off?"
Big Yellow asked.
Jiang Chen showed the assassin's sword and swung it slightly in front of Big Yellow. This sword was abnormally sharp and carried a cold murderous aura. In one look, anyone would know that this blade was constantly stained with blood.
"The Dark Shadow's assassin's?"
Big Yellow and Tyrant exclaimed. They had seen the shadowy techniques of the assassin before, therefore, they immediately knew that the sword belonged to an assassin of the Dark Shadow.
"Are you guys talking about the legendary assassination organization?"
Sot Old Man joined the conversation quickly. Obviously, he had heard of them before, and feared such a scary organization who assassinated people secretly.
"That's right, the Dark Shadow's assassin wanted to assassinate me. Naturally, I don't need to show them any courtesy. I've sensed the assassin's Qi the moment we entered the spatial zone, the assassin didn't reveal himself at the time and just hid in the shadows. I'm afraid that if the assassin struck during the time when Han Yan and Zuo Ling Er are absorbing the pill it will affect them. So I choose to draw the assassin out of the palace."
Jiang Chen said.
"Seems like you killed the assassin."
Tyrant smiled. He knew this because the sword was the proof.
"It won't be all fun and games anymore after offending that assassination organization."
Sot Old Man heaved a sigh when he saw that Jiang Chen wasn't panicked or concerned at all. It's as if offending this organization was a relaxing matter, just like a child's play.
It seemed that only Jiang Chen was the only one in the Divine Continent who could maintain his composure while he was being targeted by the Dark Shadow's assassins.
"I think Han Yan and Ling Er will need two more hours before they absorb the pill completely. Sot Old Man, you guard outside the palace. If anyone comes, just chase them away."
Jiang Chen said to Sot Old Man.
Sot Old Man turned around and left. He was a peak Sixth Grade Combat Emperor, so as long as he didn't encounter the two scary beings, Li Long or Tan Zhi Bai, he should be able to handle the rest of the cultivators. Even if he encountered some scary dark souls, he still could handle and kill them.
Two hours had passed. Han Yan's Qi underwent a tremendous variation. His surroundings were covered by a scary dark devil aura. The devil aura then turned into many very scary black devil dragons. Han Yan's Qi continued to burst out of his body, it was until he reached the peak of the Seventh Grade Combat Emperor before his Qi stabilized.
On the other side, Zuo Ling Er faced the same situation. Her entire body glowed with golden light. A wave of ancient barbaric strength as heavy as a mountain could be felt. Zuo Ling Er didn't just stop there. She instantly made a breakthrough and reached the peak of Third Grade Combat Emperor. Although she wasn't comparable to Han Yan, she was still considered terrifying as she was only a twelve-year-old girl.
"Big brother, your pill is too powerful. I can even feel the trembling of heaven and earth as my body went through the transformation. This pill is much greater than an Emperor pill, it almost pushed my grade to the Fourth Grade and have even enhanced my pool of energy. I can easily advance to the Fourth Grade Combat Emperor very soon."
Zuo Ling Er was very happy.
"Me too, my pool of energy is stronger than before. It won't take long for me to be an Eighth Grade Combat Emperor."
Han Yan's eyes glittered with brilliant light. The Nine Solar Lightning-Dragon pill had greater effects than he had expected, his entire body had undergone a dramatic change.
"En, an advancement is of utmost importance, especially in the deeper region of the Death Mountain. There is danger everywhere and only the strong can survive. Let's leave this place and continue to seek for other treasures."
Jiang Chen said.
Sot Old Man was guarding the entrance of the palace. In these two hours' time, there were some cultivators who had come near the palace, but they all turned and left after seeing Sot Old Man standing there as they knew that they were certainly no match for the old man.
A group of people had left the palace and flew towards the deeper region of the spatial zone under Big Yellow's guidance. In this place, listening to Big Yellow wasn't a bad choice. The place that he led them to might have danger, but it would definitely have treasures.
Along the way, they had met some odd cultivators. But when they saw Jiang Chen and his friends, they moved quickly far away from them.
This piece of land wasn't very large. There weren't any buildings besides that palace. There wouldn't be any treasure there but there were two dark souls which had been gotten rid of by Han Yan.
Han Yan's presence in the team allowed them to move anywhere proudly. They didn't need to worry about anyone because even if they had encountered Li Long, the Eighth Grade Combat Emperor, Han Yan had no problem dealing with him.
After about ten minutes of flying, the air became scorching hot suddenly. They could see a layer of heat wave drifting in the air not far away, dyeing the spatial zone in red.
"There's something weird ahead, let's go and see."
Jiang Chen said. Their group moved quickly towards the direction. They saw magma flowing like a river, blocking their path ahead.
There were more than thirty cultivators standing at the bank of the magma river, looking at the ghastly magma with their faces full of fear.
Although they were a distance away from the scene, they could feel the heat released by the flowing magma. Even the Combat Emperors could feel the burning heat on their skin.
After seeing Jiang Chen's arrival, two people in the uniform of the Nebula Sect welcomed him.
The two men greeted him with their fists. They were the core disciples of the Nebula Sect, but they were respectful towards Jiang Chen because they had witnessed Jiang Chen's domineering aura when he killed the two elders outside the Death Mountain. They didn't dare to patronize Jiang Chen even a bit.
Jiang Chen asked.
"Brother Jiang, there's a stream of magma river blocking our path ahead. We have a feeling that once we get through this river, we can enter another spatial zone. However, this magma is too terrifying, not even Combat Emperors could endure it."
One of the disciples said.
Jiang Chen and the others came near the magma river and looked at it. Jiang Chen saw the magma rippling continuously as if there were dragons swimming in it. It was very scary. Not only the temperature of the magma very high, it also released a scorching hot poisonous gas that Combat Emperors couldn't bear. Everyone on the scene was stopped by this magma river.
"Just fly over it."
Big Yellow said and made a movement, preparing to try it.
"You can't. Someone tried that just now but he was attacked by the magma. He landed into the magma river and no remains of his body were seen."
A Nebula Sect disciple stopped Big Yellow quickly.