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Chapter 522 - Nine Solar Lightning-Dragon Pill
Right at this very moment when the Demon King's head exploded, Jiang Chen quickly grabbed its demon soul, swallowed it and began absorbing. A Fourth Grade Demon King's demon soul was more than enough for him to break through to the Second Grade Combat King realm.
With the help of the purest lightning energy, as well as the mystical Dragon Transformation skill, the demon soul was absorbed in an instant. The combination of the True Dragon Flame and the Lightning Flame had removed every impurity within the demon soul, leaving behind only the purest energy, which was absorbed by Jiang Chen.
[TL: I used to translate Lightning Flame as something else in the past. It's what he got after his previous tribulation.]
Even though he was facing his Heavenly Tribulation, a tremendous transformation was still taking place within Jiang Chen's body. New Dragon Marks had started forming. The Fourth Grade Demon King's demon soul had brought him another 2,000 Dragon Marks, making it so that he now possessed a total of 22,100 Dragon Marks. Thus, he had broken through to the Second Grade Combat King realm.
Breaking through like this was undoubtedly something incredibly frightening, as he simply seized another's energy and made it his own. Jiang Chen only broken through to the First Grade Combat King realm a few days ago, and he had now broken through to the Second Grade Demon King realm. This speed was incredibly terrifying, and it others heard about it, they would simply not believe it to be true.
Not only that, if Jiang Chen absorbed all the demon souls within this Freezing Hell Jail, he would be able to break through to the Third Grade Combat King realm. At that point of time, he would become someone even more frightening. If it was in the past, Jiang Chen wouldn't have dared to use such a method in such a short period of time. After all, seizing another's energy and making it his own found make his foundation unstable. Under normal circumstances, whenever Jiang Chen absorbed a demon soul and broke through to the next level, he would find a method to stabilize his cultivation base for a period of time. When his foundation once again became stable, he would continue using such a method. However, as he was in top shape right now, and since he was absorbing lightning energy into his body; tempering it, which further strengthened his foundation, he had no worries about his foundation becoming unstable.
Suddenly, the dense dark clouds began acting violently once more. Seeing this, Jiang Chen's expression changed slightly, "Damn it, after breaking through to the Second Grade Combat King realm, the strength of the remaining three lightning bolts have become stronger as well. This isn't good, it looks like I'll have to kill these Demon Kings and take their demon souls, and only break through to the Third Grade Combat King realm after this tribulation is finished."
Jiang Chen had completely forgotten about this fact when he absorbed the demon soul just now. Heavenly Tribulation's strength was scaled according to the cultivator's realm and stage. Since Jiang Chen had broken through to the Second Grade Combat King realm, the remaining energy had also become stronger. The last three tribulation bolts would definitely be stronger than before. Thus, even though Jiang Chen was confident in himself, he also couldn't neglect this change.
Although the demon soul he absorbed just now came from a unique demon beast, but as its innate ability was a type of brutal offensive skill, Jiang Chen simply ignored it when he absorbed its demon soul. He didn't need such an innate ability at all.
Inside the Heavenly Saint Sword, Tan Lang's condition had become much better, as the lightning energy had entered his body. The pure energy brought him a great amount of help. At this moment, under the Heavenly Saint Sword's protection, Tan Lang was seen showering in dazzling lightning, and he kept absorbing the energy and turning it into his own.
At the same time, Tan Lang was clearly able to see what was going on outside the Heavenly Saint Sword. He was greatly shocked by the scenes flashing by, especially the one with Jiang Chen absorbing the Demon King's demon soul, and eventually breaking through to the Second Grade Combat King realm. He felt as if the world he knew had been turned upside down.
Tan Lang felt speechless and sighed. Jiang Chen was indeed a peerless monster. However, as an existence who could attract Heavenly Tribulation at the Combat King realm, there must be something extraordinary about Jiang Chen. With such a mentality, Tan Lang actually felt a bit relieved; feeling fortunate to have a friend like Jiang Chen.
The lightning was furiously roaring out in the skies. As a result of Jiang Chen's sudden change in cultivation base, the lightning in the sky was in the midst of a change as well. At this moment, Jiang Chen turned his head to a Fifth Grade Demon King, as it was the strongest Demon King in this place.
Noticing Jiang Chen's glance, needless of any guesses, the Demon King instantly realized what Jiang Chen wanted to do, bringing a dramatic change to its expression.
"Kid, you can't kill me with your cultivation base, so why don't you let me go? I promise you a good fortune once you've set me free."
The Demon King said.
"Is that so? Why don't you give me your demon soul? I'm only interested in demon souls."
Jiang Chen said with a smile.
The Demon King instantly became angry. Asking for its demon soul was no different from asking it to die. This human obviously had no intentions of sparing its life. Furiously, it unleashed a powerful attack from within the cage.
"Hmph. If you were a Fifth Grade Demon King in top shape, perhaps I would be unable to do anything to you, and would have to rely on the power of lightning to kill you under these circumstances. However, as you are now, you can at most only attack me with the strength of a Fourth Grade Demon King; killing you will be a piece of cake. Nine Murdering Flood Dragons!"
Jiang Chen coldly harrumphed, then directly unleashed the Nine Murdering Flood Dragons. This time, a total of nine flood dragons revealed themselves. They surrounded the entire cage in an instant, and flooded the Demon King.
The Demon King let out a miserable shriek, unable to believe that fact that it was no match for a mere Second Grade Combat King. Jiang Chen was able to fight Fourth Grade Combat Kings when he was just a First Grade Combat King, and now that he had broken through to the Second Grade Combat King realm, he could kill a Fourth Grade Demon King with just a wave of his hand. So, fighting a Fifth Grade Combat King was no longer an issue for him.
"Give it to me!"
Jiang Chen stretched out his arm and pulled the Fifth Grade demon soul into his grasp. After that, without slowing down, he sprinted toward the other Demon Kings. All of these Demon Kings were cruel and savage beings, and Jiang Chen felt no guilt toward killing them all. Today, underneath the lightning shower, he was going to enjoy a big feast!
The fourth tribulation bolt finally struck down. In an instant, Jiang Chen was flooded by a waterfall of lightning. However, he was still moving around while showering in this raging lightning. Wherever he went, all living beings would instantly be killed. Thus, he simply flooded all the remaining Demon Kings in this deadly shower, killing them all at once.
Jiang Chen kept stretching out his arm, trying to grab those demon souls. However, in the end, he only managed to get three demon souls. One was a Fourth Grade, and the other two were Third Grade. As for the remaining demon souls, they were destroyed by the lightning before he was able to reach them.
"What a pity."
Jiang Chen shook his head. It was a pity to see so many demon souls destroyed in front of him. However, the demon souls he had now were more than enough to allow him to break through to the Third Grade Combat King realm. Although, Jiang Chen had no plans of breaking through now, so he placed them inside his Qi Sea. He would be crazy if he absorbed them now.
He had only just broken through to the Second Grade Combat King realm, and the strength of the Heavenly Tribulation had increased significantly. It was imaginable, if he broke through to the Third Grade Combat King realm, the devastating power of the Heavenly Tribulation would once more increase, which would bring tremendous risk and obstacle to Jiang Chen.
After the fourth tribulation bolt disappeared, Jiang Chen couldn't help but let out a long sigh of relief. After continuously resisting four tribulation bolts, his image was no longer as overbearing as it previously was. At least, he didn't look to be in a good shape on the surface, as his hair was all standing on edge. His clothes were torn all over, and his aura was slightly in disorder.
The fifth tribulation bolt was forming quickly, and would soon strike down. Most of the Freezing Hell Jail had been destroyed, and it was easy to imagine that once the fifth tribulation bolt struck down, the entire Freezing Hell Jail would collapse, and completely vanish from this world.
Jiang Chen raised his head and looked into the raging lightning clouds, murmuring to himself, "In my previously life, I always wanted to concoct a type of pill, but never had the chance to do it. Today is a perfect opportunity. The last two tribulation bolts in the Intermediate Six Tribulation, the lightning energy within them will definitely be very strong and pure; a perfect ingredient to concoct the Nine Solar Lightning-Dragon Pill."
The Nine Solar Lightning-Dragon Pill was a pill that only existed in legends. Even the most amazing alchemists in the Saint Origin realm had only heard of it, but never seen it; let alone concocted on themselves. The sole reason for this was because the requirement to concoct this pill were too strict. It was so strict that no alchemist had ever dared try it.
Concocting the Nine Solar Lightning-Dragon Pill had two requirements. First, it require Nine Solar Holy Water. Although this condition wasn't much in the eyes of those superpowers of the Divine Continent, the second condition was truly difficult. The pill would need to be concocted under a Heavenly Tribulation. It needed to absorb the lightning energy, and borrowed the strength of Heavenly Tribulation in order to form the pill.
This was simply nonsense. When facing Heavenly Tribulation, ordinary cultivators would be full of fear, let alone have any thoughts of concocting pills… well, unless one no longer wanted to live. Heavenly Tribulation was no rain, which could come at any time. Under normal circumstances, only Great Saints would attract Heavenly Tribulation, and even if that happened, not all Great Saint were alchemists. Even if it really was an alchemist attracting Heavenly Tribulation, he wouldn't have the courage to concoct a pill while facing Heavenly Tribulation.
This had caused the Nine Solar Lightning-Dragon Pill to only exist in legends. However, its effects were truly amazing, as it could even be called a Divine Pill. If any cultivator consumed it, his body constitution would be tremendously improved. Put it this way, even a pig would become a genius after consuming it.
Not only this, the Nine Solar Lightning-Dragon Pill was also a holy grail of medicine, and it could even make a dead person become alive. Although it was somewhat over exaggerated, it also told how frightening this pill was. In other words, a Nine Solar Lightning-Dragon Pill could easily produce a peerless genius.
Today, Jiang Chen was going to concoct this pill underneath his Heavenly Tribulation. He had fulfilled all the conditions, as he could easily produce Nine Solar Holy Water with his Heavenly Saint Sword, and he had all the other supplementary ingredients to make it.
Tan Lang was suffering from severe injuries. Although he was nourished by the lightning energy within the Heavenly Saint Sword, it was still not enough to make him fully recover. Perhaps he would even become a completely useless man in the future. Jiang Chen had no idea how to save him from this fate. However, if Tan Lang was given a Nine Solar Lightning-Dragon Pill, not only would he instantly recover from his injuries, his cultivation base would improve significantly as well, and his constitution would transform, turning him into a peerless genius; bringing him limitless potential.
Wasting no time, Jiang Chen immediately produced some Nine Solar Holy Water using his Heavenly Saint Sword. The Heavenly Tribulation would soon end, and he needed to put in all his effort to concoct as many Nine Solar Lightning-Dragon Pills as possible. It was a rare and precious pill, and once he concocted a few of them, it would be a rare treasure that no one else in this realm had.