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Chapter 370 – Utmost Urgency
It was understandable for Wu Jiu to respond like this. This mission could only be accomplished by a Combat King warrior. Without mastering the Dimensional Laws, there was no way for Jiang Chen to fix the dimensional crack. If he got too close to it, the dimensional crack would certainly pull him into a dimensional void. Even if he was lucky enough to survive the turbulence, he would be trapped in there forever.
Furthermore, there were powerful, brutal, and ferocious Dimensional Creatures, and it was extremely risky to face them. In the past hundred years, dimensional cracks had appeared a few times in the Eastern Continent, but Dimensional Creatures rarely emerged. Even if they did emerge, their numbers were small. All those cracks had been fixed by Combat King warriors from the Martial Saint Dynasty.
However, the current situation was much more serious than before, because Combat Soul Dimensional Creatures had been sighted. This was something that had never happened before, that’s why it was not an easy task to fix the dimensional crack. In such a situation, only the Imperial Emperor himself, or any other Combat King warrior from the Martial Saint Dynasty could fully solve this matter. Even Wu Jiu would be unable to do it. Assigning this impossible mission to Jiang Chen was no different from asking Jiang Chen to kill himself.
“Lao Jiu, the Imperial Emperor is showing great kindness by not directly punishing Jiang Chen, he only asked him to complete a mission! With this, the Imperial Emperor has given you enough face, and you’re still not satisfied?”
The Seventh Emperor said with a loud voice and a sneer. He obviously knew how difficult this mission was, and with just a Late Divine Core cultivation, there was no way Jiang Chen could fix the dimensional crack, and once he got close enough to it, he would immediately be devoured by the crack, and die without a proper burial ground.
“Complete a mission? Lao Qi, if it was you, would you be able to complete this mission?!”
Wu Jiu couldn’t suppress his anger any longer.
“Since the Imperial Emperor has decided this, the Shangguan Clan and Myriad Sword Sect has nothing more to say. As long as Jiang Chen can complete this mission, the scores between us will be cancelled once and for all.”
Shangguan Sheng said. It looked like the Imperial Emperor was still on their side.
“No way, there is no way Jiang Chen can accomplish this mission! I hope the Imperial Emperor can retract this assignment.”
Wu Jiu cupped his fist toward the Imperial Emperor once again. He just couldn’t let Jiang Chen accept this mission, because, no matter how extraordinary Jiang Chen’s abilities were, it was still impossible for him to completely this mission.
“Lao Jiu, my words are oracular, there is no way I can take them back. As long as Jiang Chen completes this mission, what he did to them will be forgiven. Of course, Jiang Chen can reject this mission as well, but then I would had to bring justice to the Shangguan Clan and Myriad Sword Sect.
The Imperial Emperor spoke slowly from the top of his dragon throne.
Wu Jiu still wanted to say something, but Jiang Chen pulled his arm from the side and stopped him. If they continued fighting like this, the relationship between Wu Jiu and the Imperial Emperor would become worse. Although it looked like both of them treated each other as brothers, and had a harmonious relationship, Jiang Chen knew there was an ill feeling in the Imperial Emperor’s mind, and if they kept focusing on this ill feeling, it wouldn’t do any good for Wu Jiu.
The Imperial Emperor was after all a Combat King warrior, the ultimate ruler of the Eastern Continent. He wouldn’t allow any outsider to challenge his dignity, not even Wu Jiu. Therefore, although the Imperial Emperor didn’t express anything, he must be feeling really unhappy in his mind right now, just like when Jiang Chen had refused to kneel down before him.
“Imperial Emperor, might I know where this dimensional crack is located?”
Jiang Chen asked. He didn’t have the ability to fix a dimensional crack right now, but under current circumstances, he just had to accept the mission. Once he left the Martial Saint Dynasty, he would be off to some distant land where no one could find him, and he would return once his cultivation had improve.
“It’s at the border of the Eastern Continent, a place called Mount Origin.”
The Imperial Emperor said.
“What? Mount Origin?”
When Jiang Chen heard the name Mount Origin, he completely lost his calmness, and cried out in disbelief.
“That’s right, those dimensional creatures are wreaking havoc around that region. From the news I’ve just received, Mount Origin is already nearly destroyed. Therefore, if you want to go there, you better hurry.”
The Imperial Emperor said.
“Alright, I’ll go there right now, I’ll definitely accomplish this mission.”
Jiang Chen replied with a serious expression. After that, he immediately turned around and walked toward the Martial Saint Palace’s exit. Initially, the appearance of the dimensional crack had nothing to do with him, but now it had become the most urgent matter he needed to attend to. The reason was simply, it was found at Mount Origin, that’s where his hometown was!
Jiang Chen knew how remote Mount Origin was. In that territory, a Heavenly Core warrior would be a supreme existence. If those ferocious and brutal Dimensional Creatures went to the Red City and Fragrant Sky City, there was no way the Yan family and Jiang family could defend themselves.
Therefore, not only was he not angry at the Imperial Emperor, he actually felt grateful toward the Imperial Emperor, thankful that he informed him about such important news. Even if this wasn’t a mission, Jiang Chen would still rush back to Mount Origin. He didn’t want to delay any longer, because his family was there, and he couldn’t let anything bad happen to them. No matter how bad the outcome, Jiang Chen just couldn’t take it.
“Wait a moment.”
The Imperial Emperor’s voice sounded out once more.
“Is there anything else the Imperial Emperor wants to let me know?”
Jiang Chen furrowed his brows.
“I need to make this clear, for this mission, neither the Martial Saint Dynasty nor the Martial Palace will provide you any help. You need to complete this mission on your own.”
The Imperial Emperor said. Of course, his words were meant for Wu Jiu. He didn’t want Wu Jiu to interfere with this matter.
Jiang Chen replied and left the Martial Saint Dynasty. On the other side, Wu Jiu threw an angry glance at everyone in the palace, then he left and followed after Jiang Chen. Jiang Chen’s quick acceptance really made everyone in the palace feel awed, no one had expected Jiang Chen’s attitude to change so dramatically.
“Alright, all of you may leave now. If Jiang Chen really succeeds, the resentment between all of you will be cancelled once and for all.”
The Imperial Emperor told the crowd. After that, he slowly stood up from the dragon throne and became faded, and soon after disappeared from the palace.
“I didn’t expect him to really take the mission, he is going to get himself killed!”
The Seventh Emperor said with a sneer.
“The Imperial Emperor said that if he really succeeded the mission, the resentment between us will be cancelled once and for all, but, is there really any possibility that he could do it? Hehe!”
The Tenth Emperor added with a complacent expression.
“Only a Combat King warrior can fix a dimensional crack, none of us would be able to do it even if we work together. If Jiang Chen really goes and tries to fix it, I’m sure he will be sucked into the dimensional crack, and die without a burial ground.”
Shangguan Sheng burst into laughter.
“Will that guy take this opportunity to run away?”
Shangguan Ying asked, worried.
“Don’t worry, no one has ever dared disobey the Imperial Emperor’s order, unless he really doesn’t want to live any more. There is no place he can hide in the Eastern Continent!”
The Seventh Emperor said, filled with confidence.
On the other side, when Wu Jiu walked out from the Martial Saint Palace, Jiang Chen had already left the Martial Saint Dynasty.
“Why is brother Jiang in such a rush?”
Wu Jiu was puzzled by Jiang Chen’s behavior. He increased his speed and caught up to Jiang Chen.
“Brother, why did you agree to take this mission? It is impossible for you to accomplish it. I think you should just go somewhere far away and leave everything to me, I’ll protect Little Yu and your friends.”
While flying next to Jiang Chen, Wu Jiu said.
“Thank you for your kindness, brother Jiu. But, I need to get to Mount Origin as soon as possible.”
Jiang Chen said with a serious expression.
“Why? Is it because you’re very confident you can complete this mission?”
Wu Jiu was startled by how Jiang Chen was behaving. In his mind, Jiang Chen was a man who always behaved calmly, and he didn’t even show any panic when faced with the Imperial Emperor. So why was he so rushed now? This didn’t look anything like the normal him at all!
“No, I don’t have any confidence at all. But, I need to go back, because Mount Origin is where I came from, my hometown is there, my family is there, I need to go back as I can’t bear to lose any of them!”
Jiang Chen said.
Wu Jiu cried out in surprise. Now he finally understood why Jiang Chen was in such a rush. Not many people knew where Jiang Chen came from, and that included Wu Jiu, because Mount Origin was a really remote place. It was located so far away that people just simply ignored. But, who would have thought that a peerless genius like Jiang Chen actually came from such remote land?
Wu Jiu now also understood why Jiang Chen accepted this impossible mission in such a hurry.
“Mount Origin is too far from here, even with your speed, it will take at least a few days before you can get there. Those Dimensional Creatures have already started wreaking havoc on Mount Origin, and it will be too late when you arrive there.”
After Wu Jiu learnt the fact that Jiang Chen originally came from Mount Origin, there was no reason for him to try and stop him any longer. Although he hadn’t spent too much time with Jiang Chen, he knew this young man was a man who cherished his friends and family. If something bad happened to them, Jiang Chen might instantly go on a rampage.
Jiang Chen furrowed his brows and didn’t say anything. He knew what Wu Jiu was trying to tell him, the distance between the Martial Saint Dynasty and Mount Origin was too big. Even with the Dimensional Shift, it would still take him a few days to arrive, and at that point of time, it would be too late. The entire Mount Origin was going to fall, and every person in the Red City region was going to fall into an abyss of misery. The consequences were beyond his imagination.
What could he do? Jiang Chen’s heart was torn with anxiety!
But the only thing he could do was fly back as soon as possible, fly at full speed.
“Brother, I have a dimensional talisman with me. It can’t teleport you straight to Mount Origin, but it can send you to the border of the Qi Province.
Wu Jiu said.
Hearing this, Jiang Chen’s eyes lit up. As the Ninth Emperor, Wu Jiu was a man with a prestigious status, so it was perfectly normal for him to have a dimensional talisman. Only Combat King warriors could make a dimensional talisman, but making one consumed a lot of energy, therefore, not many Combat King warriors would waste their time making one. This caused dimensional talisman to become extremely valuable. Also, the distance it could teleport someone was limited.
With the dimensional talisman given to him by Wu Jiu, it would be a completely different story. If it could really teleport Jiang Chen to the border of the Qi Province, he would be able to cross Mount Origin in just half an hour and return to the Red City.
“Thank you, brother Jiu!”
Jiang Chen cupped his fist toward Wu Jiu. This matter was very urgent, that’s why he didn’t reject this extremely valuable item.
“Those Dimensional Creatures are really brutal and ferocious. Your brother I can’t follow you there, but you will need some help. Follow me to the Martial Palace, I’ll arrange for someone to help you.”
Wu Jiu said.