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Chapter 443 – The Merciless Iron Fist
At this moment, the formidable Martial Saint Dynasty group was struck with panic, and every one of them were greatly terrified; their minds in disorder. Not only those Divine Core and Combat Soul warriors, even the eight Late Combat Soul warriors were fleeing in all directions; completely throwing away their previously mighty images.
“Now you want to flee. I don’t believe you ever imagined this scenario when you tried killing me just now. Today, none of you are going to run away from here!”
Jiang Chen said with a fierce expression. He now completely resembled a god of slaughter. He threw the Heavenly Saint Sword into the sky, turning it into a gigantic golden sword that was about 30 meters long. After that, he waved his hand and unleashed a bright beam that entered the Heavenly Saint Sword.
In an instant, numerous golden beams shot out from the Heavenly Saint Sword. These golden beams stretched themselves at an incredible speed, covering the entire sky above the mountain range in the blink of an eye. They had formed into a huge golden net that completely sealed off the entire space.
“Not good! That’s an imprisoning formation; there is no way we can run away now!”
“Damn it, Jiang Chen prepared this formation before he came here, and he has now activated it and trapped us here! We’re all injured, and he has just broken through to the Mid Combat Soul realm! There is no way we can break this formation!”
“So despicable! This Jiang Chen is a despicable and murderous man; what should we do now?! He’ll definitely kill us all!”
Fear filled the hearts of every single person present. When fleeing for their lives only became a fleeting wish; all that remained was the fear of death.
Jiang Chen had planned very carefully, and had taken every conceivable possibility into consideration. That’s why he had prepared this imprisoning formation and hidden it in his Heavenly Saint Sword in advance. As a formation prepared by the once greatest Saint underneath the heavens, together with the support from the Heavenly Saint Sword, unless a Combat King personally arrived, no one would be able to break the formation, let alone these small fries who were currently panicking.
Jiang Chen looked at Shangguan Sheng with an ice-cold gaze. Jiang Chen would definitely show no mercy to this guy and Tiangang Yi.
Jiang Chen took a step forward and arrived in front of Shangguan Sheng. Sensing the frightening aura leaking out from Jiang Chen’s body, Shangguan Sheng couldn’t help but tremble. As the Shangguan Clan Chief, a supreme warrior at the peak of the Combat Soul realm, he had long ago forgotten what trembling in fear felt like. He would only feel his heart trembling a bit when faced with the Imperial Emperor.
“You’re Shangguan Sheng? Someone told me that in order to deal with me, you’ve been racking your brain quite a lot.”
Jiang Chen indifferently said.
“Jiang Chen, you wouldn’t dare kill me.”
Strangely, Shangguan Sheng was laughing.
“Why? Give me a reason why I can’t kill you.”
Jiang Chen said, expressing great interest.
“Because there are still many people in my captivity! With but a single order from me, all of them are going to die. I don’t believe you want to risk their lives, right?”
Shangguan Sheng said, feeling incredibly prideful. The people of the Yu family, Guan family, and Tian family were still in the hands of the Shangguan Clan and Myriad Sword Sect. These people were their last hope for survival. Having been enemies of Jiang Chen for a long time, they had a pretty good understanding of Jiang Chen. Although he was a man with a cruel approach; he was also a man who cherished his friends and family, so he would definitely not let those people die.
“Jiang Chen, as long as you let me go today, as the Shangguan Clan Chief, I promise you that from today onwards, the Shangguan Clan will no longer be your enemies, and all our past resentments will be resolved once and for all. What do you think?”
Shangguan Sheng laid his conditions out on the table.
Jiang Chen sneered as he grabbed onto Shangguan Sheng’s throat. Underneath this frightening pressure, Shangguan Sheng could only keep struggling with no way of fighting back.
“Shangguan Sheng, no one can save you today, not even the heavens! I don’t mind letting you know this so that you can die without any doubts; all men from the Shangguan Clan in the Yu family grounds have already met with King Yama.”
[TL: Yama is the king of hell.]
Jiang Chen said in an indifferent manner.
“What?! You… you! You’ve planned all this!”
Shangguan Sheng cried out in shock. He now finally understood how frightening Jiang Chen. Becoming this man’s enemy was a true nightmare; everything had always been in Jiang Chen’s control!
Right at this moment, Shangguan Sheng knew he was done for, and so did the Shangguan Clan, and many others. He was also guessing that perhaps even the powerful Martial Saint Dynasty would be destroyed by this young man in some days, because a man like this was extremely frightening.
“I am a man who is willing to accept other people’s views, and I will rarely attack unless I am attacked first. However, not only did you guys attack me, you even went a step further and attacked my family and friends. Shangguan Sheng, I’m going to kill you now. I’ll allow you to die quickly, that’s the greatest mercy I can show.”
After saying that, Jiang Chen simply ended his life with a powerful slap, giving him the same ending as the Third Emperor. His body exploded in an instant, and the combat soul in his body didn’t even have the chance to escape. All that was left behind was a human head that was filled with unreconciled emotions and fear. The head was then stored in Jiang Chen’s storage ring.
Great Elder Shangguan Qingming shouted out loudly as both of his eyes turned red.
“Don’t shout so loudly, you’re next.”
With an indifferent look in his eyes, Jiang Chen acted without any mercy. He once again unleashed a deadly slap, and to no one’s surprise, Shangguan Qingming followed the footsteps of Shangguan Sheng and died on the spot.
The Heavenly Saint Sword had completely locked up this entire space. None of these people were able to escape, and they were currently all like tame sheep waiting to be slaughtered by Jiang Chen. After witnessing three Late Combat Soul warriors getting killed in such a miserable manner, everyone felt their hearts palpitating in fear.
“Tiangang Yi, it’s your turn now.”
Jiang Chen’s black hair was fluttering in the wind, causing him to look like a chaotic devil. His body simply flashed and arrived in front of Tiangang Yi. He unleashed an energy from his body that kept Tiangang Yi under his tight control.
“Jiang Chen, do you really have to be so ruthless? I advise you to leave some room for others.”
Tiangang Yi was terrified. He quickly spoke, hoping that he could escape from his ill fate. However, it was just a childish wish.
“Leave some room for others? When you arrogant guys who have always thought that you are above everyone else decided to imprison my family, did you ever think about leaving some room for me? A bunch of Combat Soul warriors went straight to bully my friends and family, do you feel no shame? Where is your sense of shame? If not for the fact that you guys are scared of me taking revenge, all my family members might have died by now! If I spared you today, how would those who have already died because of me be able to forgive me?”
Jiang Chen said with a stern voice. He never showed any mercy, and without giving Tiangang Yi any chance to respond, he simply destroyed Tiangang Yi with a slap, even destroying his head.
The Late Combat Soul warrior from the Myriad Sword Sect couldn’t help but let out a shout.
“There’s no reason to shout. None of you are going to survive this day.”
Jiang Chen’s eyes had turned red after killing the few men. He dashed forward and arrived in front of that Elder from the Myriad Sword Sect, then simply gave him a slap, killing him on the spot. Jiang Chen’s strength was extremely frightening now that he had broken through to the Mid Combat Soul realm. Right now, killing a Late Combat Soul warrior was no different from crushing a tiny ant.
In the blink of an eye, five Late Combat Soul warriors were killed by Jiang Chen, leaving behind four Late Combat Soul warrior. All of them belonged to the upper echelons of the Martial Saint Dynasty. The Crown Prince, Forth Emperor, Fifth Emperor, and the Sixth Emperor.
But right now, these four men had lost their graceful bearing. Their bodies were trembling, and they were looking at Jiang Chen as if they were looking at a ferocious devil.
Jiang Chen threw his ice-cold glance over to the Fourth Emperor, his killing intent soaring.
A man had all sorts of responsibilities on his shoulders. Sometimes, when a man killed someone else, it might just be to protect his loved ones; he would have no choice but to slaughter his enemy. This was the cruelty of this world; the laws of survival.
The Fourth Emperor shouted without hesitating.
“What else do you wish to say before you die?”
Jiang Chen stood in front of the Fourth Emperor and spoke in a cold tone.
“Jiang Chen, let me advise you; you better not put yourself in a position that goes against the Martial Saint Dynasty! The Martial Saint Dynasty’s true strength is not something you can deal with! If you can spare our lives today, we can just write off all our resentments! With your talent and strength, as long as you work for the Martial Saint Dynasty wholeheartedly, I’m sure you’ll have limitless achievements in the future!”
The Fourth Emperor tried to persuade Jiang Chen.
Right after the Fourth Emperor finished speaking, Jiang Chen simply slapped his face, causing him to spin around three times.
“How can you speak such bullshit? Do you think your father is an idiot? I can spare anyone’s life, but when it comes to you guys from the Martial Saint Dynasty; I can only give death!”
Jiang Chen cursed out loudly, then slapped him once again, causing the Fourth Emperor’s body to explode. Then, he simply grabbed his head.
The Third Emperor’s words were indeed a load of bullshit. Jiang Chen had killed three emperors of the Martial Saint Dynasty, and the Crown Prince had even been castrated. There was a deep-seated hatred between them, and it wasn’t possible for it to be written off just like that. The deathmatch between Jiang Chen and the Martial Saint Dynasty was unavoidable, and there was no way he could let these mighty warriors of the Martial Saint Dynasty off easily. If he spared their lives today, they might go after his friends and family once more tomorrow.
The fifth and sixth emperors were greatly terrified by what happened. Jiang Chen was simply a lunatic in their eyes; he was someone who killed people without even blinking his eyes. He didn’t even care about their status as emperors; he simply killed them as if they were nothing; showing no mercy at all.
“The moment the Imperial Emperor passed down the Imperial Decree to have all my friends and family killed; the Martial Saint Dynasty was destined to be annihilated. Since you want to kill my entire family, I will do the same to you. Emperors, do you not think that my words make sense?”
Jiang Chen strode forward toward the fifth and sixth emperor while speaking with a cold smile on his face.
Jiang Chen’s words stunned both emperors, as if there was nothing wrong with what he said. Since the Martial Saint Dynasty wanted to kill Jiang Chen’s entire family, why should Jiang Chen be courteous with them?
“Jiang Chen, going against the Martial Saint Dynasty will only bring you a miserable ending. The Imperial Emperor and the Crown Prince are men of supremacy! It was Yan Chenyu who humiliated the Crown Prince, and that’s the reason why the Imperial Emperor passed down the Imperial Decree to have all your friends and family slaughtered!”
The Fifth Emperor said.
“What a load of bullshit! The lives of those from the Martial Saint Dynasty are precious, but the lives of my family members are not? Let me tell you; in my, Jiang Chen’s eyes, the life of a servant in my family is worth a hundred times more than yours! I will kill both of you today, and tomorrow, I will bring your heads to the Imperial Emperor as a big gift! I’ll let him taste the feeling of knowing that his family members have been slaughtered by his enemy!”
Jiang Chen said with a loud voice. The Imperial Emperor’s Imperial Decree had completely infuriated Jiang Chen. He had no doubts; if not for the fact that they wanted to lure him out, just a word from the Imperial Emperor would be enough to have all his family members, friends, his friends’ family members, and all those people related to him face miserable deaths. It was a scene Jiang Chen didn’t dare imagine.