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Chapter 413 – It's him!
Everyone present were shocked, even Jiang Chen was surprised. He never expected Wu Ningzhu to be the one to appear in this third match. In fact, back in the Dancing Sun City, Jiang Chen could be considered Wu Ningzhu’s savior. The reason why Jiang Chen hid his identity and left in such a hurry was because he didn’t want to have any connection with Wu Ningzhu. He had decided to not get involved in the conflict between the Demon King Palace and Profound River Palace. Once he settled all matters here regarding the Nangong family, he would return to the Eastern Continent. He was after all just a traveler in the Southern Continent.
However, things rarely went perfectly according to plan. He had once again met Wu Ningzhu, the famous number one genius of the Southern Continent. With Wu Ningzhu’s excellent judgment, if Jiang Chen participated in this third match, she would definitely recognize him. However, if Jiang Chen didn’t participate in this third match, no one from the Nangong family would be able to fight Wu Ningzhu.
“How could it be Wu Ningzhu? Gone, all hope for the Nangong family is now gone.”
An ugly expression could be seen on Nangong Yunfan’s face. As the Nangong family chief, he knew more than anyone else how frightening Wu Ningzhu was. This genius of the Profound River Palace had grown up, and she was not someone Tu Yi could hope to match.
“Sigh… With the Profound River Palace’s Holy Maiden here, we can just skip the third match. With my strength, I won’t be able to withstand more than ten attacks from her.”
Tu Yi let out along sigh. Although he had a formidable cultivation, he knew his limits. He knew there was a huge gap between his and Wu Ningzhu’s combat strength. Judging from the current situation, the Nangong family was going to fall.
“Dad, Elder Tu, that’s nothing! Just let Jiang Chen help us! Only he has the ability to defeat Wu Ningzhu!”
Nangong Wentian said. His trust in Jiang Chen was blind. Only those who knew Jiang Chen well would have this kind of blind trust toward this amazing man.
Although the heroic incident where a white-clothed youngster faced Heavenly Tribulation in Dancing Sun City and killed three great guardians of the Demon King Palace had spread across the entire Southern Continent, including the Nangong family, Nangong Wentian had been in secluded cultivation and wasn’t aware of this. If he was, he would immediately have known that the white-clothed youngster was Jiang Chen. If there was a single man who was capable of attracting Heavenly Tribulation when breaking through to the Combat Soul realm, that man would be Jiang Chen.
Nangong Yunfan and Tu Yi remained silent. Letting an Early Combat Soul warrior fight Wu Ningzhu was a joke. She was the Profound River Palace’s number one genius, not some ordinary Late Combat Soul warrior. No matter how much of a genius Jiang Chen was, he was at most up to par with Wu Ningzhu. However, there were two stages between their cultivation now, and this was a gap that no one could ignore.
“Wentian, our opponent is Wu Ningzhu. Although nephew Jiang might have amazing strength, he is still no match for Wu Ningzhu.”
Nangong Yunfan shook his head.
“Yunfan, have you made up your mind? Don’t waste any more time, I really wish to know what kind of helper you’ve found to help you fight the Profound River Palace’s Holy Maiden.”
Nangong Yunzheng shouted out from the opposite side. All the men from his group wore bright smiles on their faces. They had basically won the third match, as there was no warrior from the Nangong family who could defeat Wu Ningzhu.
“Chief Nangong, I don’t have much time to waste here.”
Wu Ningzhu spoke with a pleasant voice. However, no one from the Nangong family had the mood to appreciate this pleasant voice.
“Dad, unless you can find someone who can fight her, just like Jiang Chen do it.”
Nangong Wentian was starting to panic.
Nangong Yunfan and Tu Yi exchanged glances before letting out sighs. Finally, he threw his glance to Jiang Chen.
“Nephew Jiang Chen, we’ll depend on you for this last match. If you’re not a match for Wu Ningzhu, don’t force yourself; safety is the priority.”
Nangong Yunfan said.
“Rest assured, uncle. Jiang Chen knows what to do.”
Jiang Chen bowed toward Nangong Yunfan.
“Little Chen, I believe in you!”
Nangong Wentian patted Jiang Chen’s shoulder. For this third match, he would trust no one but Jiang Chen.
Jiang Chen nodded his head. With a sway of his body, he leapt onto the fighting stage and stood opposite of Wu Ningzhu.
“Wentian, can he do it?”
Liang Zhui couldn’t help but ask.
“Don’t worry, there is nothing he can’t do.”
Nangong Wentian’s face was filled with confidence.
Actually, Nangong Wentian’s confidence was the main reason why Nangong Yunfan and Tu Yi made up their minds. They didn’t believe in Jiang Chen, but they knew Nangong Wentian would never do anything to hurt his own family. Also, aside from Tu Yi, the Nangong family was unable to find anyone else to help them. With Tu Yi’s strength, there was no difference in fighting this third match with Wu Ningzhu or giving up. Letting Jiang Chen fight this match was just their last resort.
“Who is this guy? Why have I never seen him before? Did Nangong Yunfan simply find some nobody to fight this third match?”
One of the men from Nangong Yunzheng’s group looked at Jiang Chen and asked in a surprised manner.
“This guy is only an Early Combat Soul warrior… What kind of joke is Nangong Yunfan trying to crack? If he has given up, why doesn’t he just admit defeat? He doesn’t have to find some nobody to fight this third match, this is an insult to the Holy Maiden!”
Nangong Yunzheng nearly burst into laughter. According to his prediction, Nangong Yunfan would have at least sent Tu Yi for this third match. But instead, they simply sent a young man whom no one knew about. What were they thinking? Could Nangong Yunfan really believe that this Early Combat Soul warrior had the ability to defeat the Profound River Palace’s Holy Maiden? This was too funny!
Not just them; even the people of the Nangong family were shocked by this. Although they had lost their hope upon seeing Wu Ningzhu appearing on the fighting stage, they still couldn’t help but think of it as a joke when they saw that young man appearing on the fighting stage.
“Is this real? Who is that guy? Will he really represent the Nangong family for this third match? Can he do it or not? His opponent is Wu Ningzhu!”
“Young master is the one who brought this guy back. I heard he is a friend of the young master… could he be the helper young master invited?”
“Helper? Is this some kind of a joke? Perhaps Wu Ningzhu only need to use a single finger to crush him… sigh… Looks like chief has given up. But, even if that’s the case, he can’t simply drag some nobody into the third match, this only serves to damage the Nangong family’s reputation! If he let Elder Tu Yi fight this match, even if he ends up losing, we’ll still have our pride. So, what is this all about?”
“Let’s just wait and see. Since chief has arranged for this man to fight, perhaps he has some amazing abilities…”
The people of the Nangong family became restless. Jiang Chen was a stranger to them, none of them had ever seen or heard of him before. They only knew that their young master had brought back this friend. With a mere Early Combat Soul cultivation, how was he going to fight Wu Ningzhu?
But on the fighting stage, it was a completely different situation. The moment Jiang Chen appeared, Wu Ningzhu immediately threw her bright glance over to Jiang Chen’s face. She kept looking up and down in an examining manner.
“Lady Wu, looks like you’ve fully recovered.”
Jiang Chen said with a smile on his face.
Jiang Chen’s words immediately caused Wu Ningzhu’s expression to change, and she was able to confirm who he really was.
Wu Ningzhu asked in a tone filled with disbelief and shock. She then started staring at Jiang Chen’s face. Back in the Dancing Sun City, she really regretted not being able to witness this young man’s face. And now, she was surprised by how handsome this young man was.
“That’s right, I’m the one.”
Jiang Chen nodded his head. Right now, there was no longer any need to hide his identity. With Wu Ningzhu’s excellent judgment, she would be able to immediately recognize Jiang Chen.
“Ningzhu wishes to thank young master for saving my life. I never thought I’d be able to meet young master again.”
Wu Ningzhu gently bowed toward Jiang Chen, expressing her gratitude for what Jiang Chen had done. She was still able to remember what happened back in the Dancing Sun City. The entire city was completely sealed up, and if not for this young man appearing at a critical moment, the city might have been completely destroyed, and her father and family members would have been killed by those ferocious demons. Even she herself might have been captured by the Demon King Palace. Although she might still have been able to keep her life, she would surely have been greatly humiliated.
Therefore, no matter how prideful Wu Ningzhu was, she would never forget the kindness Jiang Chen had shown her, and since that day onwards, Jiang Chen’s image had been deeply carved in her heart.
Although Wu Ningzhu’s voice wasn’t particularly loud, it was more than enough to let everyone hear what she just said.
“What’s going on? Why is Wu Ningzhu thanking him? Why is she behaving so politely to this guy?”
“Wu Ningzhu thanked him for saving her life… I know! A couple of days ago, the Dancing Sun City was attacked by the Demon King Palace, and a young white-clothed man appeared at the most critical moment! He faced his Heavenly Tribulation in the city and killed three great guardians of the Demon King Palace! So, that white-clothed youngster is actually this guy!”
“Oh heavens! So this is him?! The great hero the Profound River Palace has been looking for! So, he has been staying with the Nangong family all this time? We’re so ignorant! A man who can kill great guardians of the Demon King Palace and attract Heavenly Tribulation is a monstrous existence!”
Everybody became extremely excited. They had all heard about what happened in the Dancing Sun City not long ago, and when they looked at the clothing of this young man, he indeed resembled the man they had heard about! An existence who attracted Heavenly Tribulation when breaking through to the Combat Soul realm; that was a peerless monster!
“Haha, so it turns out that man was nephew Jiang! I’m such an old fool for not even considering that! Amazing, this is really amazing! With nephew Jiang’s help, the Nangong family will be able to safely pass through this crisis!”
Nangong Yunfan burst into laughter.
“I too never thought about this! That peerless monster was actually hidden in the Nangong family grounds all this time! Looks like we’ve truly neglected him! This is what I call a true genius! Since Jiang Chen is Wu Ningzhu’s savior, we’re now in an advantageous position!”
Tu Yi suddenly felt relaxed, and the way he looked at Jiang Chen had slowly become serious. He wasn’t alone, the way all the upper echelons of the Nangong family looked at Jiang Chen had changed tremendously. Although they hadn’t seen what happened in the Dancing Sun City, they too had received news about what happened. A man who faced Heavenly Tribulation while breaking through to the Combat Soul realm, this was huge news that no one could ignore.
“Dad, what are you all talking about? How did Little Chen know Wu Ningzhu?”
Nangong Wentian asked with a curious expression.