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Chapter 471 - Poisonous Nether Toad
“What’s wrong? Did you guys not hear what I said?”
Wu Ningzhu's eyes widened.
Xu Danian and the few others dared not show any neglect, and immediately bowed toward Wu Ningzhu. As the Profound River Palace’s Holy Maiden, Wu Ningzhu held a superior position, and it was much more supreme than that of these people. Also, as she possessed a formidable cultivation base, she was the one most likely to break through to the Combat King realm next. Thus, no one dared show her any disrespect.
However, Xu Danian still voiced out his doubts, “Holy Maiden, Lord Nether is not an ordinary Demon King, he has a very strong cultivation base, and he employs brutal and cruel tactics. He is an existence who is very difficult to handle. May I know how Holy Maiden is planning on rescuing our people?”
If it was during a more stable time, Xu Danian would never have been able to find the courage to doubt Wu Ningzhu’s words. However, since they were now in a very critical situation that concerned the survival of humans in the Southern Continent, and even Wu Ningzhu herself, Xu Danian had to find the answer. With that, when he returned to the Profound River Palace, he would be able to answer the Palace Chief.
"Let me introduce a person to you all."
Wu Ningzhu turned to Jiang Chen. An infatuated and prideful look emerged in her eyes as she said, “This young man is Jiang Chen, the man who killed those four guardians in the Dancing Sun City, and he is also the man who defeated me in the Nangong Family, and the peerless genius who attracted Heavenly Tribulation when breaking through to the Early Combat Soul realm.”
After listening to Wu Ningzhu’s introduction, Xu Danian and the others immediately cried out in shock as they turned their eyes toward the white-clothed youngster. When they had seen this young man just now, none of them had taken him seriously. However, this youngster was unexpectedly that peerless genius who had brought a tremendous storm to the Southern Continent.
During the incident in the Dancing Sun City, a white-clothed youngster had made his debut. He attracted Heavenly Tribulation while breaking through to the Combat Soul realm, and eventually killed four guardians of the Demon King Palace, which was considered a huge contribution to the human race of the Southern Continent. After that, the Profound River Palace had started restlessly searching for this genius, but all of their attempts failed. Thus, none of these people were able to associate this youngster in front of them with that peerless genius when they first saw him.
Xu Danian instantly cupped his fist toward Jiang Chen. A Divine Core warrior who could attract Heavenly Tribulation while breaking through to the Combat Soul realm, kill four guardians of the Demon King Palace, and also defeat the number one genius of the Southern Continent, Wu Ningzhu; Xu Danian was not qualified to look down on a mighty person like this.
“Young Master Jiang Chen is currently a Late Combat Soul warrior, and not long ago, he killed a Second Grade Combat King, as well as two First Grade Combat Kings in the Eastern Continent. Go back and tell Palace Chief about this, just let them guard the Profound River Palace with a peace of mind. Young Master Jiang Chen and I will rescue all of our people, and we will bring back Lord Nether’s head.”
Wu Ningzhu said with utmost confidence, as if Lord Nether had already been killed. In fact, not only her, everyone around here were showing the same confidence; it was the trust they had in Jiang Chen. For those who had witnessed Jiang Chen, they had no doubt about whether or not Jiang Chen could kill Lord Nether.
Her words caused Xu Danian and the ones behind to stare at Jiang Chen with eyes and mouth wide open, and the same shocked expressions on their faces. Killing a Second Grade Combat King with just a Late Combat Soul cultivation base, if their Holy Maiden hadn’t said this, they would definitely think that they were being lied to. However, since it was Wu Ningzhu had told them this, they had all the reasons to believe her.
With the way Wu Ningzhu usually handled matters, if she didn’t have absolute confidence, she never would have made such a reckless decision regarding such a major event. Not only that, only one month had passed since Jiang Chen had broken through to the Combat Soul realm in the Dancing Sun City. In just one month, he had broken through to the Late Combat Soul realm, this was an incredibly astonishing speed! However, when someone could attract Heavenly Tribulation cultivated at such incredible speed, it seemed perfectly normal.
“Alright, we’ll return now. We’ll be waiting for Young Master Jiang Chen and Holy Maiden’s victorious return!”
Xu Danian cupped his fist toward Jiang Chen and Wu Ningzhu. After that, he brought the men of the Profound River Palace and returned to where they came from. These men left with excited expressions, as if they had finally seen hopes of victory.
Of course, in the minds of these people, it was still unknown if Jiang Chen would truly be able to defeat Lord Nether. Although Wu Ningzhu had told them so, none of them had ever witnessed what Jiang Chen was capable of, after all. The gap between the Combat Soul realm and Combat King realm was extremely huge, and it was nearly impossible to kill someone who was one realm higher.
The Profound River Palace had no other alternative right now, so they could only place their hopes on Jiang Chen and Wu Ningzhu. If they failed, the Profound River Palace would face great danger, and once the Profound River Palace collapse, it would also mean the fall of the Southern Continent’s human race.
"Little Chen, let's go to Mount Nether now."
Wu Ningzhu turned to Jiang Chen and said.
Jiang Chen replied with a smile. His purpose for coming to the Southern Continent was to help, and it would be really great if he could kill a Demon King. Besides, Jiang Chen had a great interest in this Lord Nether. Killing a demon was different from killing a human, as he would be able to absorb the demon soul of any demon. With his current cultivation base, absorbing a Demon King’s demon soul would no doubt bring him a lot of benefits.
The group didn’t stop by Evergreen City, but instead changed their original plan and flew toward Mount Nether.
"Brother Jiang Chen, that Lord Nether is not easy to handle, you have to be extra careful."
Along their way, Tu Yi tried to warn Jiang Chen.
“He’s just a First Grade Demon King, not really a threat to me.”
Jiang Chen casually shrugged his shoulders.
“Nephew Jiang Chen, we really can’t underestimate this Lord Nether. Although he only broke through to the Demon King realm a few years ago, and was promoted to Third Palace Chief not long ago, he is a sinister and ruthless demon, and his body carries a deadly venom. When he was a Mid Combat Soul demon, no Late Combat Soul warriors were willing to fight him.”
Nangong Yunfan also warned him.
"Deadly venom? What is the original form of this Lord Nether?"
Jiang Chen curiously asked.
“Lord Nether is a rare Venomous Nether Toad. He isn’t good at fighting, but his venom is something that always catches his enemy by surprise. Therefore, Chief Nangong’s warning does make sense. We’ll definitely fight against that Lord Nether tomorrow. Little Chen, you need to be careful!”
Wu Ningzhu said. When the Venomous Nether Toad was mentioned, everyone’s expression immediately changed. These people were all very strong, and they knew a lot of things that ordinary people didn’t. Thus, they understood how frightening this Venomous Nether Toad was. There were many venomous things in this world, but those with Nether in its name were rare.
Nether represented hell; it was the symbol of death. Only the most deadly venoms were qualified to bear the name Nether. Clearly, the venomous strength of this Venomous Nether Toad was many times stronger than that of the Green Hellish Python.
“If that’s the case, I won’t find it challenging at all.”
Jiang Chen casually shrugged his shoulders. In his body, he already had the poison of the Green Hellish Python, as well as a few others that he had previously absorbed. If he was able to absorb the Venomous Nether Toad’s poison tomorrow, his poison would definitely become stronger. Although Jiang Chen didn’t like using poison, he also didn’t fear poison.
For others, this Venomous Nether Toad was an existence similar to a messenger of death, but for Jiang Chen who was cultivating the Dragon Transformation skill, it couldn’t pose any threat to him. It would instead just contribute further to Jiang Chen’s abilities.
"Kaka... this guy is invincible against poison."
Big Yellow started laughing. Others might not know much about Jiang Chen’s abilities, but he did. Not only was Jiang Chen not afraid of poison, he could actually attack with poison, and even produce it in his body. Big Yellow could remember the moment they first met in Mount Origin. At that time, Jiang Chen had just obtained the Green Hellish Python’s poison, and he had used it against Big Yellow, causing him too constantly throw up.
Seeing the relaxed expressions on both Jiang Chen and Big Yellow’s faces, Wu Ningzhu, Nangong Yunfan, and the others were finally at ease. In fact, they had always been confident in Jiang Chen, and although that Venomous Nether Toad was very frightening, Jiang Chen would definitely have ways of dealing with it, as he was someone capable of achieving anything.
Mount Nether was actually a quiet mountain. Lord Nether loved this place, and thus made the entire place his own, and renamed it to Mount Nether. Jiang Chen and the group had purposely slowly down their speed, so when they arrived at Mount Nether, the sky had already turned dark. The entire place was completely silent at this moment. However, behind the cover of this seemingly peaceful atmosphere, it was a completely different situation.
With Jiang Chen and the other’s senses, they could clearly feel many auras hiding within this mountain range. There were so many demonic auras here that it could cause anyone’s heart to shudder in terror.
“Damn it, there are at least ten thousand demons here, and I can sense many Combat Soul demons as well. Looks like Lord Nether is well prepared.”
Big Yellow whispered.
“I can sense the aura of those human geniuses as well. I think they’re being kept in some sort of jails. We should wait until the sky turns bright before we strike.”
Nangong Yunfan turned to Jiang Chen and said. At this moment, Jiang Chen was their pillar.
“Be patient, I’m sure that Lord Nether will bring all human geniuses out tomorrow, and he will make it into a grand event. We’ll strike at that moment, using our strongest attacks to hit them in their face, and at the same time rescue our people when the situation turns chaotic. We’ll also take that opportunity to kill Lord Nether. Doing this will being us the greatest results, and it won’t only serve as a heavy blow to the demons, it will also serve as a major encouragement to the humans.”
Jiang Chen said. He always considered every point and how to maximize the result.
“What Little Chen said is correct. This battle will have a great influence on the future of the Southern Continent, so we have to bring up the spirit of the humans. We’ll wait until Lord Nether makes his move tomorrow before we strike. Not only will we catch them unprepared like that, we will also strengthen the spirit of the humans.”
Wu Ningzhu fully agreed with Jiang Chen’s plan.
Thus, the group led by Jiang Chen hid somewhere outside Mount Nether. The next morning, the peaceful atmosphere surrounding Mount Nether was broken by countless ground-shaking roars of demons, like a cry for battle. The entire Mount Nether had become restless.
A nearly 300 meter tall platform was quickly built. A gigantic steel cage was placed on top of this platform. A bit more than three hundred young men could be seen trapped in this cage, and all of them wore furious expressions. Many of them were covered in blood, and had bodies riddled with scars. They had clearly suffered torture from these demons. The cage was covered with a powerful demonic energy, that’s why these genius couldn’t break this cage and free themselves.