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Chapter 446 – God of War
The entire training ground was filled with blood, making it so that those here couldn’t help but furrow their brows. This place seemed like. The two hundred men who had survived were greatly terrified, and their faces had turned extremely pale.
They were trying their best to hold their breath. Jiang Chen was extremely frightening to them. In their eyes, he was already an existence equal to the devil.
All the people from the Shangguan Clan and Myriad Sword Sect had been killed, and up next would be the ones from the Martial Saint Dynasty.
Jiang Chen didn’t look at these people, but turned to the people of Black Sect and asked, “What about them?”
“Senior disciple Jiang, they just arrived yesterday, they didn’t do anything to us.”
A disciple from the Black Sect answered the question, causing all the people from the Martial Saint Dynasty to breathe out in relief. It looked like there was a chance for them to keep their lives. At least, they would be much better of than those from the Shangguan Clan and Myriad Sword Sect.
“Fine. I’ve said this before; those who deserve it will die. In fact, all of you do deserve to be killed as well. If I had fallen into the hands of the Martial Saint Dynasty… I’m sure you guys are able to picture what would have happened. And, once I died, you would mercilessly attack my family and friends. Am I right?”
Jiang Chen glanced at the men with a look containing a hint of interest.
Jiang Chen’s glance caused these people to feel as if they were suffocating. However, his words were correct. If today’s situation was reversed, and Jiang Chen fell into their hands instead of them falling into his hands, it would be a miserable outcome for Jiang Chen. And, once he was dealt with, the Imperial Decree saying that all his friends and family would be slaughtered would immediately be carried out. All the people of the Black Sect would be executed; none doubted this. Therefore, none of them refuted Jiang Chen’s words. Jiang Chen was a wise man, and he had a clear understanding of the situation. It wasn’t possible for them to disapprove of what he said.
Faced with someone like this, their fate could be decided with just one word from him. It all depended on whether or not Jiang Chen was happy. They all knew it was useless to beg for forgiveness or try and threaten him.
“However, I also said that as long as your hands aren’t stained with the blood of those from the Black Sect, you will be spared. However, you’ll still have to face punishment. I’ll give you two options. First option, cut both your arms off and leave. Second option, I’ll do it myself and then destroy your cultivation base, but I’ll spare your life.”
Jiang Chen said.
Although Jiang Chen’s words caused sweat to instantly appear on the foreheads of those from the Martial Saint Dynasty, many of them also had a surprised look in their eyes. The punishment was indeed a surprise to them, as they thought they would have to face a death sentence. Although losing both arms was something very bad for them, at least it was better than losing their lives.
“I’ll cut off my arms.”
A Combat Soul warrior said without hesitating. He took out a razor sharp sword and instantly cut off his left arm. After that, he threw the sword into the sky, moved his arm underneath it, and let the sword slice it off.
After the first man cut off his arms, none of the other men hesitated any longer. They simply took ou their weapons and cut off both their arms. It was a brutal and bloody scene, but the people of the Black Sect felt extremely excited from witnessing this.
Cutting away both arms by themselves, no ordinary men had this kind of courage. However, none of these men hesitated even slightly. They didn’t know much about Jiang Chen, but after today’s battle, they completely understood what kind of man Jiang Chen was. He was a man who showed no mercy to his enemies, and he meant what he said. They could imagine that if they were just a bit slower, Jiang Chen would have come forth and done it for them, and then cripple them as well.
Although Jiang Chen had given them two options, all of these men chose the first option. Even an idiot would know which option was best.
Yes, losing both arms would hugely impact their future cultivation, and they might even see their cultivation halt for the rest of their lives. However, there were some rare medicines that could make their arms regrow. Even if they couldn’t find that; with their cultivation bases, they could still live a good life without both arms. However, if their cultivation base was destroyed, for any strong warrior, that was no different than killing them.
The life of a crippled man was not something they could imagine. Therefore, they didn’t think twice, and just chose to lose their arms.
“You can leave now.”
Jiang Chen casually waved his hand.
None of these two hundred men dared to hesitate. They immediately turned around and left. For them, this place was a living hell; they didn’t want to stay here for one more second.
Jiang Chen suddenly spoke again, causing all those who were leaving to instantly stop. All of them felt their hearts rapidly palpitating. They had no idea what this devil wanted to do, they were just hoping that he wouldn’t change his mind, as all of them had already lost their arms. If he decided to kill them now; wasn’t that just bullying in plain daylight?
“With the way you’re looking right now, I don’t think you should return to the Martial Saint Dynasty. All emperors are now dead, and you’ve lost the Crown Prince as well. If you guys return without both arms, I’m sure the Imperial Emperor will just kill you all to vent his anger. Furthermore, you guys are useless to the Martial Saint Dynasty now. I think it’d be better if you just left to a faraway place; somewhere you can live a normal life.”
Jiang Chen said.
His words reminded all these people, causing them to be startled for a moment. However, gratitude soon filled their faces. His words were right; they came here with the Third Emperor and Crown Prince for a war, but now, all the emperors were gone, including the Crown Prince. If they returned as they were right now, the Imperial Emperor would definitely kill them to vent his anger.
‘All the emperors are dead, so why are you still alive?’
Furthermore, in their current state, they were of no more use to the Martial Saint Dynasty. They would certainly die if they returned. They might as well just listen to Jiang Chen and leave to a faraway place and hide their identity. That way, they might still be able to live a normal life.
After the people of the Martial Saint Dynasty left. The entire Black Sect erupted with cheers. All the disciples were yelling wildly. Today’s battle had allowed them to vent their grief. They were all looking at Jiang Chen in the most respectful manner. Because of this young man, they were now welcoming a new life.
“Jiang Chen, God of War!”
“Jiang Chen, God of War!”
“Jiang Chen, God of War!”
More than a few thousand disciples of the Black Sect were roaring in the training ground. The roars of a few thousand men, all using their Yuan energy was definitely ground shaking. The entire Black Sect had an unprecedented momentum. Even Daoist Black and Guo Shan had joined the crowd to roar. Although Daoist Black was the Black Sect’s Sect Chief, ever since Jiang Chen had defeated Nanbei Chao, the real master of the Black Sect had been Jiang Chen. Jiang Chen’s reputation in the Black Sect was much higher than Daoist Black’s.
Just from the fact that Jiang Chen’s statue stood in the center of the Black Sect anyone could see this, and Daoist Black understood this clearly. In his mind, Jiang Chen was the Black Sect’s savior, and this was the second time that Jiang Chen had saved the entire Black Sect.
Jiang Chen waved his hand, causing the cheering to come to a stop.
“All my fellow disciples, I, Jiang Chen have returned, and I won’t let anything bad happen to the Black Sect again! From now on, the Black Sect will return to its original course; everyone can just go back and continue cultivating.”
After saying that, Jiang Chen waved his hand and unleashed a sea of flames onto the training ground. In an instant, all the dead bodies and severed arms on the ground were burnt to ashes, leaving no traces behind. A strong breeze then appeared, and the entire training ground returned to its original clean state, as if nothing had happened before.
“What a powerful flame!”
Guo Shan’s eyes lit up. As an alchemist himself, he had a good understanding about flames. The frightening flame unleashed by Jiang Chen was something he had never seen or heard of before. After the True Dragon Flame and Heavenly Thunder Flame merged together, the flame controlled by Jiang Chen had reached a maximum level. Not only these dead bodies; even the hardest rocks would instantly be burned to ashes.
“Jiang Chen, the Imperial Emperor won’t let you go after all you have done.”
The Crown Prince who stood next to Jiang Chen said while gnashing his teeth in anger.
“It’s difficult to say who will let who off. Also, you’re just a damn palace eunuch; so you better shut your damn mouth. If you speak again, I’ll cut off your tongue.”
Jiang Chen glared at the Crown Prince.
The Crown Prince was gnashing his teeth in anger, but he dared not speak again, as he didn’t think Jiang Chen was joking.
On the same night, in the inner area of the Black Sect, Han Yan, Big Yellow, and all the other men had returned. When they learned of Jiang Chen’s glorious victory, all of them were struck with excitement.
“Little Chen, you extremely awesome! I think the Imperial Emperor is furious now!”
Yu Zihan said.
“This is awesome! You’re really inhuman! All six emperors of the Martial Saint Dynasty are dead; this is a huge loss for them! Something like this has never happened in the Martial Saint Dynasty before! I am really excited just from hearing what you did!”
Yu Zihan burst into laughter. His admiration toward Jiang Chen had increased to another level.
“How’s the situation on your side?”
Jiang Chen asked.
“Don’t worry! With me, Big Yellow in action, of course there won’t be anything surprising! Now, all the hostages are safe. However, Lord Jiu and your dad, as well as Yan Zhanyun are still being held in the Martial Saint Dynasty.”
Big Yellow said.
“Hmph! I’ll settle this score with the Imperial Emperor. If anything bad happens to my father, I’ll definitely topple the entire Martial Saint Dynasty.”
Jiang Chen coldly harrumphed. A cold light flickered within his eyes, causing him to look extremely frightening. The Imperial Emperor had imprisoned Jiang Zhenhai, completely crossing Jiang Chen’s bottom line.
“Little Chen, no matter what, the Martial Saint Dynasty is still very powerful. Since you’ve killed so many from the Martial Saint Dynasty, I’m sure the Imperial Emperor is extremely furious right now. If he sends forth his huge army to fight us, I really have no idea how we’re going to fight them.”
Han Yan said while furrowing his brows.
“The war between me and the Martial Saint Dynasty is unavoidable. I’ll proceed to the Martial Saint Dynasty tomorrow with the Crown Prince and the heads of those emperors. I’ll use them to save my father, father-in-law, and brother Jiu.”
The reason why Jiang Chen spared the Crown Prince was to save his family and friends. If not, after what he did today, the Imperial Emperor would definitely not spare Jiang Zhenhai and Yan Zhanyun.
“But Little Chen, although you’ve broken through to the Mid Combat Soul realm, and are considered invincible in the Combat Soul realm; the Imperial Emperor is a Combat King warrior! Are you confident you can fight him?”
Han Yan asked the most critical question. The war between them and the Martial Saint Dynasty was unavoidable. Although Jiang Chen had killed many important people from the Martial Saint Dynasty, if he couldn’t defeat a Combat King warrior, this would all end in a miserable defeat.