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Chapter 510 – Bone Transforming Technique
“In order to save that Jiang Chen, Tan Lang would rather bear all torture and won’t tell me anything. This tells us that he has a special relationship with Jiang Chen. So, I suggest we use Tan Lang as a bait to lure that Jiang Chen out.”
Ling Yi said.
“That’s right. Since that Jiang Chen likes sticking his nose in others’ business, he wouldn’t let Tan Lang get killed by us. In my opinion, we should announce the news immediately, and give him three days of time. If Jiang Chen doesn’t show up in those three days, we’ll kill Tan Lang.”
Someone agreed to Ling Yi's idea.
"No, I’m against that idea."
The gray-haired old man who was a Ninth Grade Combat King like Xiao Nanfeng immediately objected to the idea. He swept his eyes around the place, then continued, “No matter what, Tan Lang is still a disciple of the Asura Palace. If we use our own disciple’s life to threaten an outside… we, the Asura Palace can’t afford to do this, we’ll lose too much face.”
"Elder Liu, tell us what to do."
Someone asked. Elder Liu was a respectable man in the Asura Palace, and although his position was second to the Great Tycoon, his words carried a lot of weight, enough that the other tycoons would have to do as he says.
“There aren’t any good solutions. Just continue to search for that Jiang Chen and the monk. I believe the other three major powers are also searching for them. Those two have offended all four major powers of the Liang Province at the same time, and I really wish to see how long they can hide. As for Tan Lang, in any case, this disciple is crippled, and I can see a lot of hatred toward the Asura Palace in his eyes. Since that is the case, we can still use him as bait. Just throw him into the Freezing Hell Jail and let him die in there himself.”
Elder Liu decided Tan Lang’s destiny with just one sentence.
Hearing the Freezing Hell Jail’s name, even these tycoons felt a cold shiver running down their backs. Just from the name alone, one could easily imagine how frightening it was. It was a place used by the Asura Palace to lock up convicted felons. The environment within was extremely harsh, and for those who were locked up in this jail, the only ending for them would be death, no exceptions. Killing Tan Lang was much quicker than throwing him into the Freezing Hell Jail and letting him run his own course.
“Elder Liu, I think that although Tan Lang has made a mistake, it’s not to the extent where he should suffer such cruel torture. If he really hates the Asura Palace, we can just kill him straightaway and give him a quick death. Why should we torture him like this? He was after all once part of the Asura Palace.”
The Third Tycoon was a fat guy. Although his cultivation base was formidable, the weight of his words weren’t heavy enough to compare with Xiao Nanfeng and Elder Liu’s. However, he still thought it was rather cruel to put a core disciples into the Freezing Hell Jail.
“Third Brother, since when did you become such a merciful man? This matter is decided. We can just use Tan Lang as bait without killing him. Spread the news about Tan Lang being imprisoned in the Freezing Hell Jail. I doubt Jiang Chen will just stand by after receiving this piece of news.”
The Great Tycoon made the final decision.
When someone else tried to say something, Xiao Nanfeng had stood up and left the place.
The next day, while all four major powers were still searching for Jiang Chen and the monk, some news came from the Asura Palace. A core disciple of the Asura Palace was in collusion with enemies, which led to the death of many genius disciple of the Asura Palace, bringing them great losses. Hence, Tan Lang was banished to the Freezing Hell Jail as punishment.
The news instantly brought mixed feelings to many people. This was the end of a genius. Lately, Tan Lang could considered as one of the men who rose to fame among all other core disciples; a man with a bright future. If everything went smoothly for him, he could get along well even within the Asura Palace. But now, he was struck with such misfortune.
The Freezing Hell Jail was just as famous as the Asura Palace’s Thirteen Tycoons. Even those who weren’t a part of the Asura Palace were well aware of this Freezing Hell Jail. Whenever someone mentioned its name, it would instantly send a cold shiver down their spines.
The jail was specifically designed for those people who were convicted of serious crimes. However, it was rarely used against the Asura Palace’s own disciples. Most of the time, it was used against enemies of the Asura Palace. All ferocious demons and enemies the Asura Palace wanted dead; they would all be placed in the Freezing Hell Jail to run their own course. So to speak, the Freezing Hell Jail represented death. Not quick death, but a cruel death.
“Sigh… Tan Lang is really pitiful. The Asura Palace has gone too far this time. He is after all a core disciple. Even if he really was convicted of a serious mistake, I don’t think he would be punished with a death sentence, let alone being thrown into the Freezing Hell Jail.”
“I agree. The punishment indeed seems overly serious. Tan Lang is completely finished this time. Once he’s placed in the Freezing Hell Jail, he will definitely suffer from all sorts of tortures, and eventually die.”
“A possible reason why the Asura Palace did this is to lure Jiang Chen out. However, in my opinion, I don’t think it will work. Jiang Chen is a ruthless man, and it doesn’t seem like he has a close relationship with Tan Lang. I don’t think he will show himself because of Tan Lang. The entire Liang Province is covered with traps, and all four major powers are searching for Jiang Chen and the monk everywhere. As long as they show up, only certain death will await them.”
Many people were discussing the recent events. There was no doubt that the situation Tan Lang was now facing was directly related to Jiang Chen.
On Heavenhawk Island, Big Yellow had just returned after fishing for the latest news, and he brought the news back to Jiang Chen. Jiang Chen was enraged upon hearing the news.
"I have to save him."
Without any hesitation, Jiang Chen made up his mind.
“Young master Jiang, this Freezing Hell Jail is located within the Asura Palace, and Tan Lang is almost certain to die once thrown into this jail. There is no way we can save him.”
Zhuang Fan shook his head and said.
“We’ll think of a way when there is none.”
Jiang Chen responded with an indifferent tone. He had only met Tan Lang twice, and their relationship could hardly be considered deep. However, Jiang Chen had a favorable impression of Jiang Chen, as their characters were rather matching. Also, it was all because of Jiang Chen that Tan Lang was throwing into the Freezing Hell Jail. If Jiang Chen helped Tan Lang and killed Zhuang Fan at the beginning, and let him bring Zhuang Fan’s head back to the Asura Palace, perhaps Tan Lang would be the 13th Tycoon now.
As for things that happened later; Jiang Chen defeating Ling Yi and slicing off his arm, this had nothing to do with Tan Lang any longer. However, no matter what, Jiang Chen was the helper invited by Tan Lang, and this was a fact known by all. Tan Lang still would have been unable to escape from this misfortune.
Jiang Chen didn’t like owing any favors, and he didn’t want his friends to suffer because of himself. Tan Lang couldn’t be considered his brother, at least, his relationship with Jiang Chen couldn’t be compare with Han Yan and Nangong Wentian’s relationship with Jiang Chen. But, regardless of matters, he was the first friend Jiang Chen got after arriving at the Divine Continent. If not for Jiang Chen, Tan Lang wouldn’t have had to go through endless tortures, which would eventually end up killing him. Jiang Chen would not feel good about that at all.
“Brother Jiang, according to what I’ve learned, there are countless mighty warriors residing within the Asura Palace, and many of them Combat Kings. There also powerful Combat Emperors protecting them. If we just barge in there with our current strength, it’ll be no different than committing suicide.”
Tyrant said. Tan Lang was now locked up in the Freezing Hell Jail, and it was no different from a mountain of swords and an ocean of flames. They also simply had no way of barging in.
Jiang Chen furrowed his brows, and didn’t say anything. Tyrant and Zhuang Fan knew he was pondering, so they didn’t make any noise. Morally, both of them supported Jiang Chen’s decision. Furthermore, they knew that even without their support, Jiang Chen would still do what he wanted to do. From a certain aspect, both of them had been saved by Jiang Chen, and since Jiang Chen could save them, who he barely knew, he would obviously save Tan Lang, who was his friend. They could see an unyielding and heroic spirit of a man in Jiang Chen. Anyone who followed Jiang Chen would be attracted by this charisma
After a long moment of pondering, Jiang Chen finally opened his eyes and said, “I’ve thought of a way to sneak into the Asura Palace; sneak into the Freezing Hell Jail.”
Tyrant and Zhuang Fan cried out at the same time and stared at Jiang Chen with astonishment. They thought Jiang Chen was insane for saying that. Putting aside how difficult it was to sneak into the Asura Palace, even if he managed to do it, how could he sneak into the Freezing Hell Jail? Even if he managed to sneak it, it would be near impossible to save Tan Lang from that place.
“Jiang Chen, don’t you think this is a bit nonsensical?”
Tyrant felt speechless.
“Monk, you got a better idea?”
Jiang Chen looked at the monk with a smile.
The monk shook his head. Seeing Jiang Chen’s firm attitude, he changed his tone and asked, “What is your plan? I’ll go with you.”
Although Tyrant was a ferocious man, he was definitely an interesting guy. At least, he possessed the courage to accompany Jiang Chen into this nearly impossible task, something ordinary people would be unable to do.
“You don’t have to, I’ll do this myself, as more people means more problems. I’ll disguise myself as one of the Asura Palace’s disciples and sneak into the palace. After that, I’ll find a way to sneak into the Freezing Hell Jail.”
Jiang Chen said.
“Young master Jiang, I don’t think it’ll be easy to sneak into the Asura Palace.”
Zhuang Fan furrowed his brows.
“I know a Bone Transforming Technique that allows me to change my appearance into that of someone else. After I leave this place, I’ll hide outside the Asura Palace first and find an opportunity to kill one of their ordinary disciples. After that, I’ll disguise myself into that disciple’s appearance and sneak into the palace.”
As the number one Saint underneath the heavens, Jiang Chen knew too many secret techniques and skills. Thus, changing his appearance was just a piece of cake. However, using this technique had a very strict condition, as it needed to be supported by a tremendous amount of spatial energy. Fortunately, Jiang Chen had broken through to the Combat King realm, which allowed him to use this Bone Transforming Technique.
“The fuck, is it really that amazing?”
Big Yellow’s eyes flickered, then he continued, “Change your appearance into that of a dog and show me how amazing this skill is!”
Jiang Chen helplessly glared at Big Yellow. Asking him to waste all his energy to disguise himself as a dog? Jiang Chen wasn’t that crazy.
“The Buddhist Sect has a Bone Transforming Technique as well. Once transformed, not only will the appearance change, even the aura will completely change. However, a secret technique like this will bring great harm to a person, as it will consume blood essence every time it is used. It can also only last for three days.”
“That’s right, this Bone Transforming Technique can only last for three days. So, I’ll only have three days to rescue Tan Lang.”
Jiang Chen nodded his head. Within three days, he had to sneak into the Asura Palace and find a way to enter the Freezing Hell Jail. This task could no longer be described as just difficult.