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Chapter 425 – The Black Sect’s Crisis
It had been a long time since the Martial Saint Dynasty had made such a huge move. This time, the Imperial Emperor was greatly infuriated. Not only had he sent out all the emperors, he had also dispatched the entire army of Golden Guards, and the Shangguan Clan and Myriad Sword Sect were also helping. Without any doubts, the entire Eastern Continent would be in a huge turmoil.
Right now, all the upper echelons of the Martial Saint Dynasty had gathered together. They were having a meeting.
“The Imperial Emperor has never been so infuriated before, and he has never given out orders to slaughter someone’s entire family. This time, we can’t let anyone related escape!”
The Third Emperor said.
“But we aren’t clear about Jiang Chen and Yan Chenyu’s backgrounds, and those who are related to them. I only know that Jiang Chen was once part of the Black Sect. Let’s spend two days finding out the backgrounds of all these people, but we have to do it discreetly. We will commence the operation once we’ve cleared everything; no one is to escape from this warrant!”
The Seventh Emperor said.
“What Seventh Emperor said is right. I think we should start from the Black Sect. Let our Shangguan Clan handle this. Within two days, I will come back with all details about them, and none shall be spared from their fates.”
Shangguan Sheng promised the group.
“Alright, we’ll let you do the hard work for now.”
The Third Emperor nodded his head toward Shangguan Sheng.
Yan Chenyu and Big Yellow finally regrouped with Han Yan and the others.
“Wahaha, what a pleasant day! I don’t think the Crown Prince can be considered a man any longer!”
When Big Yellow saw the group, he immediately burst into laughter.
“Big Yellow, what happened?”
Han Yan asked. Everyone felt relieved upon finding out that Yan Chenyu and Big Yellow were safe.
“Little Yu has done something really fierce! She cut that Crown Prince’s little friend right off, so he can no longer be considered a man!”
Big Yellow said.
“What the fuck?! So brutal! I never knew Little Yu was such a person; you really know how to hide your true colors!”
Han Yan opened his eyes widely and stared at Yan Chenyu as if he was looking at a different person.
“So you think I’m just a weak and gentle girl?”
Yan Chenyu gazed at Han Yan and said.
“Of course not! Little Yu is on her way to become a heroine!”
Yu Zihan said with a smile on his face.
“However, that Crown Prince has suffered a serious injury and humiliation, I’m sure the Imperial Emperor won’t be happy with this matter. Lord Jiu is going to face serious consequences.”
Guan Yiyun said as he furrowed his brows.
“I just hope my dad won’t have to face any life threatening situations.”
Wu Lang said with a gloomy expression.
“This matter has become extremely huge now. I don’t think Little Chen will be back any time soon, so what should we do now?”
Tian Yishan asked. With their current strength, even though they had escaped from the Martial Palace, they had no idea where to go next.
“Before Jiang Chen returns, we should find some place to hide ourselves. The most dangerous place is usually the safest place. I suggest we split into different groups and hide in different cities around the Martial Saint Dynasty. With this, we can ensure our safety. I’m certain the Martial Saint Dynasty won’t expect us to hide near them. Secondly, we can receive the latest news while hiding near them, we’ll be able to learn what the Imperial Emperor’s next step is. Also, we can’t just leave this place while still uncertain about what situation Lord Jiu is facing.”
Big Yellow suggested. Little to their knowledge, the consequences of what they had done were much more serious than they imagined.
“What Big Yellow said is correct. The most dangerous place is usually the safest place. The Crown Prince has been castrated, and none of us can away from this. Our best option right now is to hide ourselves and wait for Little Chen to return, after that we can discuss how we’re going to rescue Lord Jiu.”
Han Yan nodded his head, agreeing with Big Yellow’s suggestion.
“But if we stay together, we’ll easily be spotted by them.”
Yu Zihan said.
“We’ll split up. Big Yellow, Brother Yan, Prince Wu Lang, and I will go our own ways, as we’re their biggest targets. We’re all Combat Soul warriors and we possess great combat strength, so even if we bump into a bad situation, we’ll still be able to handle it by ourselves. Senior disciple Guan, senior disciple Tian, Zihan, you three will be in a group so you can watch each other’s backs. You’re not their primary targets, so with a slight disguise, I don’t think anyone will be able to recognize you.”
Yan Chenyu said. After having followed Jiang Chen for so long, she had learned how to face any emergency with calmness. Since Jiang Chen was not with them right now, Yan Chenyu’s abilities had started to shine. How she had handled the situation with the Crown Prince proved this. The once naïve girl had become mature.
“Alright, we’ll use this plan for now.”
Everyone nodded their heads. They all agreed that Yan Chenyu’s decision was the best for now.
After that, the group split into five smaller groups and proceeded in different directions.
Two days later, Shangguan Sheng returned once again to the Third Emperor’s mansion. With these two days, all news had been confined. Shangguan Sheng had acted in secret, so Han Yan and the others didn’t receive any news about this incident.
“Clan Chief Shangguan, did you find out anything about our targets?”
The Third Emperor asked.
“I’ve found out everything about them. These are the people who came to the Martial Palace: Jiang Chen, Yan Chenyu, Han Yan, Guan Yiyun, Tian Yishan, and Yu Zihan. These are the people Wu Jiu brought here. Jiang Chen and Yan Chenyu both came from the other side of Mount Origin. Jiang Chen is from the Fragrant Sky City, a city near the Red City region, and is the City Lord’s son. His father’s name is Jiang Zhenhai. As for Yan Chenyu, she is the beloved daughter of the Red City’s Yan family, and her father’s name is Yan Zhanyun. Yu Zihan came from the Yellowstone region in the Qi Province. The Yu family is considered the rulers of the Yellowstone region. I’ve also found out about Guan Yiyun and Tian Yishan’s families. Once we commence our operation, none of these people are going to escape.”
It was worth mentioning that Shangguan Sheng’s ability to gather information was superb. He had nearly dug out the roots of all these people, having gathered every single detail about their families.
“Good! Let’s move now; we’ll capture them all and put them in jail.”
The Third Emperor stood up from his seat and said.
“However, all these people are scattered around, and there are simply too many people involved. It’s not an easy task to gather all of them together. Jiang Chen and Yan Chenyu’s hometown is really far away from here. Even if we go there at full speed, it will still take us at least one day to arrive. And, bringing them to the Martial Saint Dynasty will be extremely troublesome as well.”
The Seventh Emperor said.
“We don’t have to do that. The Imperial Emperor’s order is to use them to lure Jiang Chen out and then kill them all. Their only purpose right now is to lure Jiang Chen out, that’s why we’re temporarily sparing their lives. In my opinion, we should split into different groups and imprison these people separately. I think this will give us even better results. If Jiang Chen shows himself and tries finding out what is going on, he’ll get a headache trying to save them all.”
The Tenth Emperor said.
“Alright, let’s assign our tasks now. We can send two Late Combat Soul warriors to each place, and they will bring a group of Golden Guards and warriors from the Martial Saint Dynasty. We have to imprison all people related to him and let no one escape. If they fight back, we’ll kill them on the spot. With this, no matter where Jiang Chen shows himself, he’ll only face certain death.
The Third Emperor immediately made up his mind.
“That’s right. No matter how talented Jiang Chen is, he’s still just a Divine Core warrior! If he dares show up, he will only meet certain death when faced with two Late Combat Soul warriors! Not only Jiang Chen; Yan Chenyu and all the other escapees might get lured out as well. At that point of time, we’ll be able to capture them all.”
Tiangang Yi said, a sinister expression visible on his face. The Myriad Sword Sect and Shangguan Clan’s hatred for Jiang Chen was deep as the abyss. The revenge they had been waiting for was finally here, and they were extremely joyful.
“I don’t think we have to go all out to deal with those small fries.”
The Fourth Emperor who had been quiet all this time shook his head, showing his indifference toward this operation.
“I’ll assign tasks now. Clan Chief Shangguan, Sect Chief Tiangang, the Qi Province is where Jiang Chen came from. You two superpowers will control those people there who are related to him.”
The Third Emperor turned to Shangguan Sheng and Tiangang Yi.
“Rest assured, Third Emperor. We guarantee you we’ll complete our mission!”
Both men cupped their fists toward the Third Emperor, then they turned around and left. Not only did these two men represent themselves; they were two superpowers; the mammoths of the Jian Province! A casual fart from them would be enough to shatter the entire Qi Province! If it was under normal circumstances, none of these two superpowers would waste their time and effort to handle this tiny Qi Province.
However, in order to lure Jiang Chen out, as well as the Imperial Emperor’s order; they had to handle this matter with an utmost serious attitude. They were also perfectly happy to carry out this mission.
“Old Seven and Old Ten, you will proceed to Mount Origin together with the Deputy Commander of the Golden Guards. You will seize control of the Jiang family and Yan Family. As for the rest of the people, prepare yourselves for the right moment.”
The Third Emperor said.
The Seventh Emperor, Tenth Emperor and the Deputy Commander of the Golden Guards turned around and left toward Mount Origin at once. Even with their speed, it would take them at least one day to reach Mount Origin.
Late in the afternoon – Black Sect!
The Black Sect had shifted location to the Yellowstone region. After taking control of the Qi Province, the Black Sect had become the ultimate superpower in this place; the leader of all powers. No one in the Qi Province dared disobey their orders.
Following the expansion of the Black Sect, more and more people joined them and became their disciples. Daoist Black had also broken through to the Combat Soul realm, causing the Qi Province to no longer be the lowest ranked province in the entire Eastern Continent.
The people of Redsun Town had also benefited a lot from this. The entire town was protected by the Black Sect, and all the youngsters had unconditionally become disciples of the Black Sect. All of this was because that white-clothed youngster. In the center of the Black Sect, there stood a huge statue of Jiang Chen.
The Black Sect didn’t see any peaceful times since Jiang Chen had joined them, but after he left, although the amount of disciples had increased by a lot, the entire sect had become a lot quieter.
Before nightfall, explosive sounds suddenly echoed out across the sky above the Black Sect. After that, many powerful auras began descending from above. Strong wind was blowing in the sky, and everyone could feel a tremendous pressure from above them that caused them to pant heavily.
“What happened? What’s going on?!”
Someone cried out in shock. Many disciples left their rooms and looked into the sky that was filled with fierce tornados.