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Eleventh regular chapter of the week!
The Moon Pavilion is the biggest trading organization in the whole Green Fluorescent City. It is also one of the major powers in the city. Almost the entire city was dominated by it. On the surface, they were doing business, but no one knew that they had a different identity behind the scene which was the stronghold of the number one assassin organization in the world.
It was a big and tall building. The building was nine stories tall. The surface of the building was glowing with golden light, full of the Qi of riches and wealth, akin to a pagoda. Behind this building was a manor. The manor looked very ordinary, but it was this very manor that was the forbidden area of Moon Pavilion. It had always been the case that only true core staff could enter it. The ordinary staffs of Moon Pavilion didn't have such privileges.
Moon Pavilion was deemed to be a power, but less than ten percent of their people could enter this manor. Although some people who had gained a certain status due to them working for Moon Pavilion for a long time, their chances of stepping into the manor was zero, let alone their awareness of the situation in the manor.
The manor was built with many attics above it. Despite the fact that it was night, no light was seen inside the attic. It was always filled with darkness. There was a distinctive difference between the brilliantly illuminated Moon Pavilion and the manor. As expected, the lingering murderous aura in the Green Fluorescent Light were coming out from the manor.
At the present moment, there was a middle-aged man situated in the middle of the manor—in one of the attics. He seemed to be in his forties. His face was full of beards and sideburns. He sat on a chair in an extremely dark room. The Qi of his entire body seemed as if he had integrated completely with the darkness. He squinted his eyes but it couldn't hide the brilliant light in his eyes.
The middle-aged man was very powerful. He was already at the peak of Ninth Grade Combat Emperor, one more step to Minor Saint. Judging by his Qi, it was on par with the Qi of Hua Gu Yi and the seven brothers of Feng Yun.
At this time, a ghostlike figure appeared before the middle-aged man. The newcomer held his fist at the senior and said, "Head general, Sword Ming has lost."
After hearing the black-clothed man, the middle-aged man's expression trembled and he quickly opened his eyes. Two rays of cold light shot out from the pair of his eyes, causing the air in the room to vibrate.
"Even Sword Ming failed, we have already failed for three times consecutively. This is something unprecedented to Dark Shadow. It is a big insult. This tiny Jiang Chen, does he have three heads and six arms? Why is he so hard to get rid of?"
The facial expression of the middle-aged man was sullen and displeased. He was the head of the stronghold of Moon Pavilion. He handled every assassination task.
Failure was equal to death. Sword Ming was dead. He was the most outstanding assassin nurtured by Dark Shadow, his death was undeniably a huge loss for the organization.
At this moment, a resounding and rumbling roar from outside reached their ears. It was the howl of a peerless beast. Its roar contained rage and sadness that couldn't be hidden.
The middle-aged man frowned.
"It is the male lion. Its twin brother had followed Sword Ming to execute the mission, and it's now dead. The male lion was extremely grieved, so it roared violently. Its emotion has become uncontrollable."
That black-clothed man said.
"Dammit, what is this Jiang Chen? A Ninth Grade Demon Emperor male lion and Sword Ming's team still couldn't return here alive? It seems like we have to execute a very serious assassination plan, we absolutely cannot allow another failure."
The middle-aged man was infuriated. He had already forgotten when was the last time he got angry.
Silence filled the manor. There was a total of forty people living in there. All of them were elite assassins and of Combat Emperor grade. Every one of them was an expert in assassination. However, at the current moment, above the manor in the sky, two silhouettes were shuttling back and forth. These two silhouettes were like shadows in the dark night, calm and breezeless. Even these assassins who had sharp senses and hid in the darkness couldn't notice them.
Most importantly, there were too many experts here. It hadn't crossed their minds that someone would dare to trouble them, unless they didn't want to live.
The two silhouettes weren't anyone else but Jiang Chen and Big Yellow. In this world, only these two beings could unnoticeably execute their little plans under the nose of Dark Shadow's stronghold. Jiang Chen would naturally be fully and thoroughly prepared in order to get rid of this stronghold. He wanted to lock the entire stronghold. Jiang Chen had slipped into the Moon Pavilion as soon as night began, gathering all the intelligence that he could get. Moon Pavilion was merely a camouflage. The manor was the true center of the stronghold.
Possessing the memory of the Greatest Saint, Jiang Chen was well versed with different kinds of formation techniques. Big Yellow was also well versed with the formations from the holy book. A man and a dog together had set a big formation that was enough to block all kinds of Qi. Once this big formation was done, the entire manor would be separated from whatever that happened outside. At that time, even if an intense battle that could shake earth and heaven happened here, no one from outside could feel it.
The roar of the male lion had drawn Jiang Chen's attention. He saw a sturdy and robust male lion in the manor. It was unexpectedly similar to the lion he met during the day. It was also a powerful Ninth Grade Demon Emperor.
Jiang Chen didn't have the slightest fear after seeing this male lion. Instead, his face revealed delight. So, it turned out to be that there were twins of the male lion. It looked like Jiang Chen didn't have to worry for his advancement to the sixth grade anymore.
Very quickly, Jiang Chen and Big Yellow had finished setting up the formation in the dark. With a sway, they landed on the manor along with Nangong Wentian and Guo Shao Fei. Three men and a dog approached the male lion. There were three black-clothed men surrounding the male lion. The three assassins were Combat Emperors, but their level of grades weren't too powerful. The strongest of the three was merely a Seventh Grade Combat Emperor. In front of Jiang Chen, they were totally powerless.
"Who are you people? You dare to trespass the manor, do you wanna die?"
The awareness of the three assassins were high, they shouted after finding out the four strangers who had entered the manor.
Jiang Chen's tone was cold. As his voice dropped, three silhouettes had already turned into three sharp swords and rushed ahead. The three assassins died under the hands of two men and a dog without even having the chance to let out a wail.
"It's you? It's you who killed my brother?"
The gaze of the male lion fell upon Jiang Chen with infuriated eyes. It could feel its twin brother's Qi from Jiang Chen's body. It had no doubt about it, its twin brother was definitely killed by this youth in front of it.
"Since your brotherhood is so strong, you should go down and accompany it."
Jiang Chen said as Ah Da rushed out instantly. Its terrifying sharp claw pierced through the male lion's skull, causing it to die immediately. He raised his Heavenly Saint Sword, picking out the demon soul of the male lion. Without saying another word, he swallowed and absorbed it on the spot and kept Ah Da back into the spatial ring.
"Little Chen, what do we do now?"
Two men and a dog returned to Jiang Chen's side. Their faces were filled with joy and excitement.
"There are people in every room in the manor. Wipe them out. Remember, don't leave anyone alive."
Jiang Chen gave the order. Two men and a dog rushed towards those rooms. Presently, the role had changed. They had become the ghosts of the darkness—the bloodthirsty assassins. The original assassins had become the sheep—waiting to be slaughtered.
Not long after these two men and the dog left, a powerful Qi surged out of Jiang Chen's body. He swallowed massive amount of Heaven Rank Restoration pills. After another round of absorbing the demon soul, his level of grade was pushed to the Sixth Grade Combat Emperor.
"Who is it?"
Currently, a loud shout came from the inner part of the manor. Then, silhouettes emerged one after another. However, there wasn't anyone that were coming out of these rooms. In this short period of time, all of them had died under Big Yellow and his friends' hands. There were at least ten of them.
Anyone had to admit the fine quality of Dark Shadow's assassins. They were unparalleled compared to ordinary beings. A few breaths time later after Jiang Chen unleashed his Qi, all the assassins had rushed out from the inside of the manor. The leader among them was a middle-aged man. Around thirty silhouettes—bursting with murderous aura—surrounded Jiang Chen. When they saw the dead bodies on the ground, their faces revealed anger and shock.
What shocked them was that someone was here to make trouble in their area. It was more shocking that these intruders had killed their people silently. None of them had felt the intruders. The infuriating matter was that they actually killed the people of Dark Shadow secretly. To Dark Shadow, it was an extreme insult. It had always been them assassinating other people secretly. How could there be incidents of Dark Shadow being assassinated?
Jiang Chen was already a Sixth Grade Combat Emperor. He had already put these Ninth Grade Combat Emperors out of his eyes when he purposely unleashed his Qi. He wanted to kill all of them. The Dark Shadow's Minor Saint assassin was obviously not here yet. Even if he had appeared, Jiang Chen didn't fear him because Ah Da and Ah Er were enough to handle him.
In front of these people, Jiang Chen didn't fully mask his face, he showed it all to them. He was very confident with the formation he made with Big Yellow. No one would be allowed to leave today.
"Who are you? You dare to come here to kill our people?"
The middle-aged head fixed his gaze on Jiang Chen, but Jiang Chen's face and the big yellow dog beside him gave the man a sense of familiarity.
"Are you, Dark Shadow, not attempting to assassinate me all the time? Today, I have come personally, saving your trouble to seek for me."
Jiang Chen's murderous aura erupted.
"You are Jiang Chen?!"
The middle-aged man finally recalled the man and exclaimed.
"That's right, I am Jiang Chen and I will eliminate your stronghold today and kill all the people here. My arrival is a nightmare for all of you."
Jiang Chen raised his long sword and pointed at the assassins around him.