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Chapter 386 – The Nangong Family’s Situation
“However, that Jiang Chen is in the Martial Palace, and I don’t think he will come out at all. The Ninth Emperor is also the Palace Chief, so I think it will be extremely difficult to create new resentment.”
Shangguan Sheng furrowed his brows. He had a strong desire to kill Jiang Chen, but he was extremely safe when staying in the Martial Palace, because the Ninth Emperor wouldn’t give them any chance to get close to Jiang Chen.
“Although we can’t, I do know someone who can, and he is the perfect candidate.”
Wu Cong slowly stood up from his sear and spoke with a sneer on his face.
“Oh? Can we know who you’re talking about?”
Tiangang Yi enquired.
“The Imperial Prince.”
Wu Cong squinted his eyes and brought up another heavyweight in the Martial Saint Dynasty.
“The Imperial Prince? He has a noble status and is above us, he’s basically guaranteed to become the next Imperial Emperor. He has already broken through to the Late Combat Soul realm, and even we are no match for him. Furthermore, the Imperial Prince is the commander of the Golden Guards, and he controls thousands of people. I don’t think he will help us because of Jiang Chen, there is no reason for him to help us.”
Shangguan Sheng shook his head. It was nearly impossible to get the Imperial Prince to help them, he had thousands of matter he needed to attend to every day; he just didn’t have the time to play with them.
“We don’t have to beg the Imperial Prince, he will help us by himself. I have a pretty close relationship with him. He is a man with amazing innate talent and a formidable cultivation. His position is very high, and he care for no one. However, he does have his weakness, and I believe you all know about it.”
Wu Cong said with a laugh.
The group responded at the same time.
“Precisely, the Imperial Prince is considered perfect in all aspects, but his only weakness is his love for woman. Currently, he has eighteen wives, and each of them are dazzling beauties, the best one can find. I found out that there is a perfect beauty following Jiang Chen, and Jiang Chen treats her like the most precious person in his life. This girl’s name is Yan Chenyu, and she looks like a fairy. Her simple and spiritual character is not something the Imperial Prince’s wives’ can compare with. If the Imperial Prince sees her, I’m sure he will want to make this girl his wife. With this, there will definitely be a conflict between Jiang Chen and the Imperial Prince, and since Jiang Chen has given the Imperial Emperor a bad expression, if he offends the Imperial Prince on top of that, even if he has ten lives, he will still have to face death in the Eastern Continent.”
Wu Cong explained with a vicious expression.
“What a perfect plot! That Jiang Chen has the Ninth Emperor’s protection, so there is no way we can touch him, but if we drag the Imperial Prince and the Imperial Emperor into this, it will be a completely different story!”
Shangguan Sheng’s eyes lit up, and he gave Wu Cong a thumbs up.
“Haha, leave this matter to me. The Imperial Prince is in secluded cultivation, and I think he will come out in about half a month. At that point of time, I’ll show him the surprise!”
Wu Cong burst into laughter, as if his evil plot had already taken effect.
The group planned their evil plot using Yan Chenyu. However, none of them knew that Yan Chenyu was no longer the same weak girl as she once was. Her Nine Yin Meridians has completely awakened, and even Wu Cong was unable to do her any harm now. She also had the mysterious Black Ice Talisman, and the Ice Demon King to protect her. Their evil plot was not going to work as simply as they thought.
Within the lone courtyard, Jiang Chen was pacing back and forth. He would occasionally raise his head and look at the moon the sky. The moon was half covered by dark clouds, causing Jiang Chen to feel as if there was a shadow hovering in his mind. He had previously entered secluded cultivation, but for some unknown reason, he was feeling really frustrated and couldn’t stay calm.
As the once greatest Saint underneath the Heavens, it was rare for Jiang Chen to be so frustrated. He had a feeling that something bad was going to happen sooner or later. Although he was safe in the Martial Palace, it seemed like there was a rapid current hidden underneath the calm surface. He could feel evil intentions brewing.
For the first time in his life, Jiang Chen felt as if some situations and conditions would go beyond his control, and he didn’t like this feeling, because he wasn’t alone anymore. He had friends and family, he had emotions just like any other normal human being; he was no longer the same martial arts maniac who only knew battle and slaughter.
The enemy was very strong. If Jiang Chen was still a loner, he would just go off somewhere far away where no one could really find him, where nobody was a threat to him. But now, he couldn’t just do that anymore. If he left, all his friends and family would still be here. Therefore, he had to solve those resentments sooner or later.
“Strength, it all goes back to strength! Looks like I need to go out and get more experience.”
Jiang Chen let out a long sigh. He was getting closer to the Combat Soul realm, but it still wasn’t an easy task to break through.
Jiang Chen decided to leave the Martial Palace as soon as possible, so that he could train in the outside world. The sooner of broke through to the Combat Soul realm, the better, as his foundation and abilities would be much stronger.
Right at this moment, the courtyard’s door was pushed open by someone. After that, a tall man walked inside. It was Nangong Wentian.
After Nangong Wentian came into the courtyard, he turned around and shut the door. He had a dull expression on his face, and it looked as if something was troubling him. He walked up to Jiang Chen.
“Brother Nan, what happened?”
Jiang Chen asked. Although he hadn’t known Nangong Wentian for a long time, they had become brothers who knew each other very well. Nangong Wentian was a bright and cheerful man, and no matter how dangerous a situation, he never wore such a gloomy expression. Jiang Chen knew something not right had happened to him.
“Little Chen, I’m here to say goodbye to you.”
With a bitter smile on his face, Nangong Wentian told Jiang Chen.
“Oh? You’re going back to the Southern Continent?”
Jiang Chen asked in a puzzled manner.
“Yes, I’m going back soon, I hope I can still make it in time.”
Nangong Wentian said.
“What happened exactly?”
Jiang Chen asked with a frown on his face.
Nangong Wentian let out a long sigh but didn’t say anything. He knew Jiang Chen had a lot of troubles of his own, so he didn’t want to bother his brother with his own troubles.
“Brother Nan, you are my brother.”
Jiang Chen patted Nangong Wentian on the shoulder. The way Jiang Chen addressed him made his heart feel warm.
“My family, the Nangong family is considered one of the superpowers in the Southern Continent. It is a humongous existence that can fight the Shangguan Clan and Myriad Sword Sect. However, in the recent years, there have been some internal disorders in my family. When I left home, my dad gave me a Natal Message Talisman, a special talisman for our family. With it, my dad can communicate with me in a real time manner even though I am in the Eastern Continent. Furthermore, this talisman can only be used once, and my dad wouldn’t use it unless it was something really urgent. Just half an hour ago, my dad summoned me with it and told me there is a critical situation in my family, he asked me to return home at once.
Nangong Wentian explained to Jiang Chen with his brows furrowed. There was one thing he didn’t mention to Jiang Chen, and that was the fact that the talisman had exploded after he got the message. It was a sign that his family was in a very grave condition.
“I’ll go with you.”
Jiang Chen said without any hesitation.
Jiang Chen’s words caused Nangong Wentian’s eyes to light up. But soon after, a bitter smile replaced the sudden thrill, “Little Chen, I appreciate your kindness, but you have so many issues here. I don’t want to trouble you with my family’s troubles.”
Nangong Wentian did in fact wish he could get Jiang Chen’s help, since he had no idea what kind of changes were happening in the Nangong family right now. He had no idea what he should do, and even if he returned, with his cultivation and strength, it seemed like there wouldn’t be much he could do to help. However, in his mind, Jiang Chen was a man capable of achieving everything, and no matter what kind of situation Jiang Chen faced, he would always create a miracle. If Jiang Chen really went with him, Nangong Wentian could at least have more confidence.
However, Jiang Chen was busy with his own problems in the Eastern Continent, and the distance between the Eastern and Southern Continent was really far, and Nangong Wentian also had no idea what situation his family was in right now. Therefore, he didn’t want to trouble Jiang Chen.
“Brother Nan, you are my brother, I will definitely help you! Furthermore, I’ve already made a decision to leave this place and continue my training in the outside world, I need to look for the perfect opportunity to break through to the Combat Soul realm. I can just take this opportunity to go to the Southern Continent with you! I might be able to get something beneficial to myself.”
Jiang Chen said with a smile. He had decided to continue training in the outside world, but he hadn’t decided where he wanted to go. Since something was happening in the Nangong family, he could just take this opportunity and go to the Southern Continent. He might be able to find his breaking point there.
More importantly, he and Nangong Wentian were brother who had gone through many dangers together. When a brother was facing a difficult time, Jiang Chen couldn’t just sit back and do nothing.
“Little Chen, thank you.”
Nangong Wentian didn’t say anything else, he just expressed his gratefulness.
“That’s enough, we are brothers, you don’t have to be so formal with me.”
Jiang Chen responded with a smile.
“Let’s delay no longer, we need to leave now. The distance between the Eastern and Southern Continent is far, and with our speed, I don’t know how long it’ll take for us to get there. At that point of time, I’m afraid…”
Nangong Wentian said with a gloomy expression. Their destination was indeed very far away, and without any teleport formations, it was going to take a lot of time to reach the Southern Continent, and when they do arrive, everything might already be too late.
“Before we leave, I need to arrange something.”
While saying that, Jiang Chen sent out a few messages through his Divine Sense from his sea of consciousness. A few minutes later, a few people arrived from different directions. Han Yan, Yan Chenyu, Big Yellow, and Wu Jiu, all his friends had arrived.
“Little Chen, I thought you were in secluded cultivation? Why did you ask us to come here in such a rush?”
Han Yan asked.
“Something happened in the Nangong family, I will follow brother Nan to the Southern Continent. Before I leave, I need to arrange some things.”
Jiang Chen went straight to the point.
“What? You’re going to the Southern Continent?”
The group exclaimed at the same time, especially Wu Jiu. His face was filled with shock. Even with his cultivation, he had never gone to the Southern Continent before.
“Let me follow you!”
Han Yan, Big Yellow, and Yan Chenyu all said at the same time. They didn’t care how far away the Southern Continent was, they just wanted to stay next to Jiang Chen. They also wanted to help Nangong Wentian.
“No, I have no idea what kind of situation we will face over there. Therefore, only I and brother Nan will go there, you guys stay back in the Martial Palace, as it is the safest place for now. If we all leave together we will also definitely be noticed by our enemies. Once we’ve settled the matters in the Nangong family, I’ll come back at once.”
Jiang Chen’s words left no room for questions.
Han Yan and Yan Chenyu had no choice but to nod their heads. Big Yellow kept muttering something to himself at the side, he was really unhappy about Jiang Chen’s decision. However, they knew that once Jiang Chen made up his mind, there was nothing they could do about it.
“Before I leave, I have something to tell you.”
Jiang Chen said with a serious expression.