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Chapter 400 – Wonderhand Thousandtune – Wu Ningzhu
Realizing that it was the white-clothed young man who had saved their lives, Lian Haolong quickly kneeled down and kowtowed toward a random direction. Many people were curious about who this guy was kowtowing at, but Lian Haolong just ignored them and repeated the same process nine times before standing back up.
Lian Haolong wasn’t the only person who was excited, all the people who lived in this mountain range felt the same kind of uncontrollable excitement. During the past two years, the Demon Palace had done all kinds of evil deeds and had been bullying them. When faced with these foul demons, the humans could only hide their anger and do absolutely nothing.
They had dreamt about the Demon Palace one day getting annihilated, but they never thought it would come true today.
“Who? Who did this? The Demon Palace has been destroyed!”
“That person is our savior, that person has done a great deed for this territory! Since the Demon Palace has been annihilated, we won’t have to worry about them bullying us any longer!”
“We don’t know who the hero who annihilated the Demon Palace is. If I find out who it was, I will certainly put up a statue of that person and worship it every day!”
“Could this be a sign of the humans in the Southern Continent declaring war with the demons? Although the Demon Palace wasn’t established long ago, they are a power that is directly ruled by the Demon King Palace. Since it has now been destroyed, I’m sure the Demon King Palace won’t let this matter go easily.”
Everyone was excited, but some of them started worrying as well. The humans and demons of the Southern Continent had been enemies for a long time, and the different powers from both sides had never been able to get along well. Not only that, the demons of this land were powerful, the ones from the Eastern Continent can’t even compare.
On the human side, the Profound River Palace was the strongest power. On the demon beasts’ side, they were all led by the Demon King Palace. Because of these two supreme powers on both sides, true havoc had not once been wreaked in the Southern Continent.
However, no one knew that the annihilation of the Demon Palace would trigger an all-out war between the two species.
As for what kind of consequences this incident might bring, Jiang Chen wasn’t concerned about that. As of now, Jiang Chen had reached a place over 5,000 kilometers away from that mountain range.
Jiang Chan was sitting on a huge milky colored stone with his legs crossed within a quiet valley. After regulating his breathing, he finally opened his eyes. At this point of time, Jiang Chen’s aura was much stronger than before.
“I now have a total of 4,950 Dragon Marks after absorbing all three demons souls, it’ll only take me another 50 Dragon Marks to break through to the Combat Soul realm, and if I wanted, I could have easily formed those fifty Dragon Marks and broken through to the next realm… but why am I feeling this oppressive aura now?”
Jiang Chen thought to himself with a frown on his face. His current journey of cultivation was similar to the one in his previous life. He didn’t face those bottlenecks that other cultivators had to face, as long as he had sufficient energy, he would be able to break through to the Combat Soul realm immediately; he didn’t need to learn anything new.
Initially, Jiang Chen was planning on breaking through to the next realm straight after absorbing all the demon souls, but he stopped at the last moment. The reason he stopped was that when he tried breaking through to the Combat Soul realm, he felt an oppressive aura in his body, and this oppressive aura stopped him from transforming his Divine Core into a Combat Soul.
What caused Jiang Chen to be even more shocked was that this oppressive aura was no stranger to him. It was an aura he felt when he broke through to the Minor Saint realm and Great Saint realm. It signified that a Heavenly Tribulation was coming!
“Damn it! Don’t tell me daddy has to face Heavenly Tribulation when breaking through to the Combat Soul realm?! This is pure bullshit!”
Jiang Chen couldn’t help but curse. He didn’t know whether he should laugh or cry at this situation.
Heavenly Tribulation was something far away from him; he didn’t think he’d face it this quickly. In the entire Saint Origin realm, there were only a handful of people capable of facing Heavenly Tribulation, but at the same time, Heavenly Tribulation was something that every single peak Combat Emperor warrior dreamed about. This was because after passing the Heavenly Tribulation, they would be able to break through to the Minor Saint realm. However, Heavenly Tribulation terrified all Combat Emperor warriors at the same time, as the survival rate was extremely low. Only those who successfully survived the Heavenly Tribulation would become saints, and those who failed would perish.
Facing Heavenly Tribulation when breaking through to the Combat Soul realm was something that had never happened before. Jiang Chen did witness the Flood Dragon facing Heavenly Tribulation, but those circumstances were a bit different, as it faced Heavenly Tribulation because it was going to evolve from the source.
Heavenly Tribulation would only be attracted when an existence that could defy the Heavens’ order appeared. It would send down its punishment, as the Heavens was the only existence that ruled over everything. It would never allow anything that could defy its order to exist.
In Jiang Chen’s current life, since he had decided to cultivate the Dragon Transformation skill, the path he walked was destined to be a path that defied the Heavens. And now, when he was about to break through to the Combat Soul realm, the Heavens was finally alerted and decided to punish him.
“This aura is really strong; I think the Heavenly Tribulation will come within the next two days. Although it’s bullshit that I have to face Heavenly Tribulation now, I still look forward to it.”
An excited expression emerged onto Jiang Chen’s face. Although the Heavenly Tribulation was something terrifying, Jiang Chen was still looking forward to facing it. Even though he was the once greatest Saint underneath the Heavens, he had never faced the Heavenly Tribulation when breaking through to the Combat Soul realm in his past life.
After that, Jiang Chen left the valley and flew toward one of the nearest cities. He was soon going to face the Heavenly Tribulation, so he didn’t want to put too much pressure on himself. He was going to relax now.
Dancing Sun City!
This city was considered famous in the Southern Continent, but compared to Nangong City, it was still far behind.
It was a lively day in Dancing Sun City today, and the city was packed with people. After leaving the valley, Jiang Chen came straight to this city.
A huge square was built right in the center of the Dancing Sun City. Today, a tall golden altar stood tall right in the center of this huge square, and numerous treasures were placed on top of this altar. All these treasure emitted bright golden lights, dazzling all those who stared at them.
It was an hour before noon, but the square was packed with people. It was bustling with noise and excitement.
Jiang Chen’s curiosity brought him to the square, and he was trying to figure out what was going on.
“Brother, could you tell me what the purpose of that altar is?”
Jiang Chen cupped his fist toward a cultivator beside him and asked.
“Little brother, are you trying to make fun of me? This is the Dancing Sun City’s greatest event, and you have no idea what is going on?”
The cultivator looked at Jiang Chen in awe, as if he was looking at something incredibly rare.
“I just arrived in this city, so I have no clue what this is.”
Jiang Chen replied with a smile.
“I see. Today is the ancestral worshipping ceremony for the Wu Family. The Wonderhand Thousandtune – Wu Ningzhu will come here personally and host this event, that’s why so many people are attracted here.”
The cultivator explained. When mentioned Wu Ningzhu’s name, an admiring look emerged in his eyes.
“Wonderhand Thousandtune Wu Ningzhu? Who’s that?”
Jiang Chen asked in a serious tone. His question immediately attracted countless glares, as if they were looking at an idiot.
“The fuck? Brother, are you here to waste my time? Do you really not know who Wonderhand Thousandtune Wu Ningzhu is? Are you really a human?”
The cultivator felt a strong desire to punch Jiang Chen. Let alone this Dancing Sun City, even in the Southern Continent; it was incredibly rare to find someone who doesn’t know about Wu Ningzhu.
Jiang Chen was astounded by the surrounding peoples’ reaction. He knew he was being despised. But, he truly had no idea who this Wu Ningzhu was…
“The holy maiden and number one genius of the Profound River Palace, the prettiest girl in the Southern Continent. With the title of Wonderhand Myriadtune, everyone in this land knows about her.”
Someone else showed Jiang Chen the lights. He spoke with an admiring look in his eyes. She was the most beautiful girl in the Southern Continent, a girl countless men dreamed about.
Jiang Chen finally understood. He never thought he would meet such a person when just passing by the Dancing Sun City. The holy maiden, the number one genius of the Profound River Palace, the prettiest girl in the Southern Continent; Wonderhand Thousandtune – Wu Ningzhu! Each one of these titles was enough to push a person to the top of the world, to be at the center of the land.
Furthermore, the Profound River Palace had attracted Jiang Chen’s attention. They were involved in the Nangong family’s internal conflict, and since he was here, he might as well stay back and witness the bearing of this holy maiden of the Profound River Palace.
“It’s really fortunate for the Wu family to give birth to such a genius. This city wasn’t named Dancing Sun City before, it only got that name because of the young lady, Wu Ningzhu.”
[TL: Wu Ningzhu – The surname Wu (舞) means dance]
“That’s right, the Wu family’s young lady is brimming with talent. She was accepted into the Profound River Palace when she was still just a young child. I heard that Wu Ningzhu broke through to the Late Combat Soul realm not long ago, that’s why she purposely came back this time to worship her ancestors. For the Wu family, this is an ultimate glory.”
“Truly incredible! I think Wu Ningzhu is only twenty years old now, but she has broken through to the Late Combat Soul realm! Such insane talent, I can’t even begin to imagine it!”
Every part of the square was bustling with noise and excitement. When the Wu family was mentioned, everyone had the same admiring expression. The Wu family was just a small family in Dancing Sun City, but because of Wu Ningzhu, the current Wu family became number one in the Dancing Sun City, and even changed its name.
There was a saying that when a person reached the top, all friends and family would be there with that person. This was well portrayed by the Wu family.
As for Wu Ningzhu herself, she was the dream girl of many men. The reason why this ancestor worshipping ceremony was so lively was mostly because of Wu Ningzhu, as she was going to appear. Many people even came from far away just to witness this prettiest girl of the Southern Continent.
This was a chance that only happened once in a lifetime, and no one was willing to miss it.
“Wu Ningzhu, that’s a nice name. Since she has the title of the prettiest girl in the Southern Continent, I wonder what she looks like.”
Jiang Chen thought to himself. Initially, he just wanted to rest in the city and prepare himself for the Heavenly Tribulation, but since there was such a grand event, he might as well stand among the crowd and wait for Wu Ningzhu to appear.
The minutes slowly ticked away. Waiting for someone was a long process. The square was packed with people, but no one ever showed any signs of impatience, because as long as they could witness Wu Ningzhu’s beauty, they were willing to wait for months, let alone a few minutes or hours.
An hour passed by in the blink of an eye. The sun had climbed to the middle of the sky, and it was now noon. That meant the Wu family’s ancestor worshipping ceremony was going to start.
Suddenly, some sounds could be heard from the sky above. After that, the entire sky was filled with golden lights. Some people in luxurious looking clothes then appeared following that.
“Look, the people of the Wu family are here, the ancestor worshipping ceremony is starting!”
“Where is Wu Ningzhu? Is she here?”
“Be patient, Wu Ningzhu is the finale; she won’t appear so early. Just stay calm and keep waiting.”