Chapter 25 – The Rule of the Cruel
The situation intensified again. The Mu Rong family warriors had regained some of their hope, especially the ones who had given up and surrendered. On the other side, the men from the Jiang family still had a look of excitement on their faces, but it was mixed with some worry.
Their young master had shown a strong performance even when he had just broken through to the Qi Hai realm… However, Mu Rong Zhan was no ordinary Qi Hai warrior. A man like him was just one step away from the Mortal Core realm, and as one of Fragrant Sky city’s tigers, he was not easy to deal with. It could be said that the reason why the Mu Rong family had been able to stand high for all these years was because of Mu Rong Zhan.
But, young master Jiang Chen had created miracle after miracle! He had never done anything without confidence after transforming. He was the one who initiated the challenge against Mu Rong Zhan, so he must be confident in being able to defeat Mu Rong Zhan.
Mu Rong Zhan unleashed his powerful Yuan power, his strength as a person who was at the peak of the Qi Hai realm was truly frightening.
Mu Rong Zhan focused his vision on Jiang Chen who was standing right in front of him. He was trying to discover Jiang Chen’s true skill, but unfortunately, he couldn’t find anything.
Jiang Chen’s face was still calm, and his eyes did not reveal anything. He was like a steady mountain, and no one could tell how tall it was. His confidence was like a god given gift which made him absolutely certain in everything he does.
“Young lad, let me see what gives you such great confidence.”
Mu Rong Zhan began his attack by swinging his sleeves. A whirlwind was formed with his Yuan power, and like a tidal wave it started approaching Jiang Chen.
Jiang Chen’s eyes brightened, he needed someone like this to be his opponent. The Dragon Marks in his Dantian vibrated, and immediately a strong force of Yuan power was unleashed. Just the quality of Jiang Chen’s Yuan power alone was much stronger than Mu Rong Zhan.
The wind was strong, and those who were close to them were suffocating. Everyone was shocked because the amount of Yuan power Jiang Chen unleashed was equal to that of Mu Rong Zhan.
Two waves of Yuan power slammed into each other, and the air exploded from the collision. The blast even affected the ground, lifting a large marble tile on the floor.
“What a man.”
Mu Rong Zhan was shocked. He immediately moved and charged towards Jiang Chen like a lightning bolt, the more Jiang Chen attacked, the more danger he felt. This was a matter of life and death for the Mu Rong family, and it all depended on this fight. If he lost, then everything would be gone.
The air shook as Mu Rong Zhan punched, his fist was glowing and crackling. This punch was filled with Yuan power, and in just a split second it had closed in on Jiang Chen.
Jiang Chen’s eyes brightened. He liked this kind of fight; it could easily determine one’s real combat strength.
Although Jiang Chen once was the greatest Saint in the world, he was far from being that right now. He had to cultivate bit by bit. Everyone at the top had been through countless fights, stepped on thousands of bones and painted a road with blood in their journey there.
Two bright fists covered in Yuan power slammed into each other, sounding like two metal plates slamming into each other as the air around them exploded.
Jiang Chen took two steps backwards and steadied his body. He looked at Mu Rong Zhan and realized that he had only taken one step back, but Mu Rong Zhan’s expression was more shocked than before.
“Is this bastard a monster? His punch just now contained at least 25,000 Jin force, it was almost equal to my full strength!”
Mu Rong Zhan had mixed feelings, he had never seen anyone so forceful. Although he had the upper hand with that punch just now, he was not happy because he couldn’t damage Jiang Chen.
On the other side, Jiang Chen was smiling, and his facial expression said that everything was under his control. Yes, he took two steps back just now, but he knew that Mu Rong Zhan felt worse than him.
Mu Rong Zhan’s only advantage laid in his Yuan power, but if they compared the strength of their bodies, he was no match for Jiang Chen who cultivated the Dragon Transformation skill.
In fact, half of Mu Rong Zhan’s body was numb at the moment.
Jiang Zhen Hai shouted, Jiang Chen’s performance had surprised him as well.
“Black Hawk Strike.”
Mu Rong Zhan shouted suddenly. He was going to use his most powerful combat skill, and he wanted to defeat Jiang Chen with it.
Black Hawk Strike was a middle tier Mortal level combat skill. It was known for being a fierce and powerful combat skill, and it was also Mu Rong Zhan’s most famous skill.
Mu Rong Zhan jumped up one meter into the air and made a sound resembling an eagle. His posture took the shape of an eagle who was about to strike, and together with all his Yuan power he struck towards Jiang Chen. In Jiang Chen’s eyes, it seemed like a black eagle was diving down towards him.
“The chief used the Black Hawk Strike, Jiang Chen won’t be able to defend himself this time!”
“This is a middle tier Mortal level combat skill, and it’s truly powerful! That Jiang Chen is only an Early Qi Hai warrior, he has no hope of defending against this attack! We are safe this time!”
Everyone from the Mu Rong family had happy expressions on their faces, Mu Rong Zhan’s true skill was not something that could be easily dealt with.
“Chen’er be careful, this is Mu Rong Zhan’s famous skill. Don’t underestimate it!”
Jiang Zhen Hai hurriedly reminded Jiang Chen.
Jiang Chen didn’t take what Jiang Zhen Hai said into his heart, he still had a calm expression on his face. The Dragon Marks and Yuan power within his Dantian boiled, and the force reached his fingers through his body.
Golden light covered his finger together with an authentic Yuan power, producing audible vibrations, and immediately after that, Jiang Chen pointed his finger out.
The air was being cut through, and everyone saw a huge bright golden finger illuminating the night, flying towards Mu Rong Zhan in an unstoppable manner.
Mu Rong Zhan shouted out in disbelief, with his experience he can easily tell how terrifying this huge golden finger was. This skill was definitely higher than a Mortal level combat skill. The finger had locked him down and sealed the surrounding area, and together with its lightning fast speed, there was no way for him to evade this attack. He can only respond by attacking.
“Bring it on!”
Mu Rong Zhan grinded his teeth. A fierce look appeared in his eyes. He infused all of his Yuan power into this Black Hawk Strike. He did not believe that a Late Qi Hai warrior can be defeated by a young lad who was only at the Early Qi Hai realm.
A churning golden wave was seen in the middle of the collision accompanied by a subtle crash. The air was torn apart, Mu Rong Zhan’s Black Hawk Strike shattered into pieces by Jiang Chen’s Single Solar Finger attack as it couldn’t even withstand the attack for a second.
The huge golden finger hit Mu Rong Zhan’s body. He screamed loudly and flew away like a bullet from the impact.
Mu Rong Zhan fell and crashed onto the ground 30 meters away, the hard stone surface broken by the impact.
Mu Rong Zhan vomited blood from his mouth. His face was pale, and although the Single Solar Finger hadn’t killed him, it had caused him to lose 90% of his strength.
Everyone were startled, even Jiang Zhen Hai had his mouth wide open. He along with all of the other fighters from the Jiang family couldn’t believe what they were seeing. Their eyes were filled with admiration towards Jiang Chen.
Who would have ever thought that Mu Rong Zhan would be defeated like this!
“The skill Jiang Chen used just now is obviously higher than the Mortal level, there is no such high level skill in Fragrant Sky city… I wonder who actually taught him and gave him such a great skill…”
Jiang Zhen Hai mumbled to himself, he was still not used to Jiang Chen’s changes.
All of the men from the Mu Rong family were surrounded and lost all of their hope, faces pale. Even Mu Rong Zhan was defeated by Jiang Chen. The Mu Rong family had lost their pillars, and they were no longer a match for the Jiang family within Fragrant Sky city.
“Impossible, this is impossible!”
Mu Rong Zhan held his body up with one arm while holding his chest with the other. He kept shaking his head; he had never imagined that one day he would be defeated by a young lad who was at a lower level than himself.
“The losers are always in the wrong. Mu Rong Zhan, do you have any other words?”
Jiang Chen walked towards Mu Rong Zhan. He placed one of his hands behind his back, and then looked down at Mu Rong Zhan who was lying at the floor coldly as if he was a king deciding if one should live or die.
“Hahahaha…… funny, funny, this is so funny…… cough cough.”
Mu Rong Zhan started laughing out loud. He had lost, but he wasn’t defeated by his arch enemy, Jiang Zhen Hai. Instead, he was defeated by a useless fool whom he had never bothered looking at, truly ironic.
He had too many complaints about his loss, and he simply can’t let them go… But he had to admit, he had lost.
“I lost, but I still want to beg you to let my descendants go!”
Mu Rong Zhan said in a begging manner.
Jiang Chen nodded his head in agreement, Mu Rong Zhan can be considered a good man since he still cared about his own family even while death stood before him. Because of this, Jiang Chen decided to give him a quick death.
Jiang Chen attacked without any sympathy, striking his palm against Mu Rong Zhan’s. Mu Rong Zhan’s vision blurred, and he fell straight onto the ground. Finally, one of the two Fragrant Sky city’s tigers had died.
Jiang Chen killed Mu Rong Zhan because he didn’t want to give his enemies any chances. As for whether or not he will let his family go, that has nothing to do with Mu Rong Zhan anymore.
All of the men from the Mu Rong family were screaming, amongst them were two of Mu Rong Zhan’s children. They looked at Jiang Chen with hatred. In their eyes, Jiang Chen was a killer, a killer that wouldn’t even blink when he killed someone.
Jiang Chen still had a calm look on his face, this kind of image wouldn’t do him any harm. Cruelty was the best word to describe this world of cultivation, the weak was easy prey for the strong. In Jiang Chen’s world, an enemy will always be an enemy; he can only destroy them. If you show your enemies mercy, then you will only experience great pain.
Jiang Zhen Hai sighed, he felt a little lost because after all these years of fighting with Mu Rong Zhan, it had now come to an end.
“Chen’er, now that the Mu Rong family is destroyed, what are you going to do with these people?”
Jiang Zhen Hai asked.
The warriors from the Mu Rong family looked at Jiang Chen, their destinies were in the hands of this little demon lord whose words will decide their fate.
“Those whose surname is Mu Rong will have their cultivation base destroyed while the rest will break one of their own arms and be chased out of Fragrant Sky city, never being allowed back into the city.”
Jiang Chen said coldly, with this he had decided the destinies of all these men.