Dragon-Marked War God - Chapter 226
Chapter 226 - Inferno Hell Slaughter
If it was just some ordinary combat skill, Jiang Chen would definitely not pay any attention to it, but this Illusion Heart Sutra was something Jiang Chen's soul craved for. He had been focused on cultivating the Nine Celestial Solar Energies in his previous life, so not once had he tried to learn anything regarding illusion. It was also partly because this kind of skill was incredibly rare.
But more importantly, there was a great risk when unleash an illusion realm. Not everyone would be affected by an illusion realm, and once the illusion didn't work as it is supposed to, the person who unleashed it would suffer a massive backlash, and if the illusion realm was forcefully broken by someone, the backlash would be even greater, just like what happened to Yang Shuo.
But this Illusion Heart Sutra was different from ordinary illusion skills, because everyone had some sort of fantasy, and the fantasy exists within their heart. Once a person was trapped in the Great Illusion Realm, he would be trapped in his own fantasy without being able to pull himself out.
It happened to Jiang Chen. What happened on the Saint Cliff 100 years ago had cast an unforgettable shadow in Jiang Chen's heart. The Realm of Immortals was a fantasy he couldn't forget, even in his second life. The scene on the Saint Cliff was a nightmare that he would never be able to forget. Therefore, even Jiang Chen was almost killed by Yang Shuo, as he was trapped in the illusion, and couldn't pull himself out. If it was just some ordinary illusion, Jiang Chen would easily be able to get out.
This was the terrifying part of the Illusion Heart Sutra. Therefore, Jiang Chen prepared to spend some time cultivating it. It might be put to good use during a critical moment.
’’Buddy, this Illusion Heart Sutra is really awesome! Why don't you cultivate it?’’
Big Yellow said.
’’It's a really good skill, it would be a waste not cultivating it. I've never cultivated any illusion skills before, but since I have the Great Soul Derivation skill as my foundation, I think it'll be a piece of cake for me to cultivate the Illusion Heart Sutra.’’
Jiang Chen's eyes lit up, and a confident look emerged on his face. Cultivating an illusion skill was a test to the person's mind and soul. Jiang Chen had the Great Soul Derivation skill as his foundation;which gave him a unique advantage when it came to cultivating the Illusion Heart Sutra.
’’Big Yellow, go find another place to sleep, I'll start cultivating this Illusion Heart Sutra. Once I'm done, we'll proceed to the depths of Inferno Hell to find out more about the Earth Devil.’’
Jiang Chen said.
After Big Yellow Dog left, Jiang Chen had immersed himself totally in the cultivation of Heart Sutra of Fantasy, the most important aspect in cultivating it was the ability of sense, using it together with the scripts written in the Heart Sutra and unleashed the Realm of Great Illusion.
At the same time, in an unknown place near the border of Inferno Hell, a human figure suddenly descended from above. It was a young man with a long, fiery red robe. He had a pair of sharp eyes, and flames were emitting from all over his body.
’’Jiang Chen, I, Huo Yuner have been quenching my body using magma, and I have gone through miserable pain. Finally, I've mastered my flame skill and broken through to the peak Mid divine Core realm. Just you wait, I'll kill you in this hellhole and get revenge for you insulting me that day!’’
The young man in the fiery red robe was none other than Huo Yuner from the Green Sanctuary Sect. Back in the day, Jiang Chen killed Yun Can at the Black Sect, and insulted Huo Yuner with his words, leaving behind an unforgettable shadow in his heart. Since then, Huo Yuner had sworn that he would definitely fight Jiang Chen one day. Even if he would get himself killed, he still wanted to fight.
After he had returned from the Black Sect, Huo Yuner had gone back into the Karst Cave and began quenching himself with magma, allowing him to master his flame skill in a very short period of time and experience a surge in his cultivation level. But, rushing for a quick result was inadvisable, as it would hinder Huo Yuner's future development. But, he didn't care so much about that. He wanted to get rid of the shadow that Jiang Chen had left in his heart, because if he didn't, he would be able to have any development in his cultivation in the future.
After having a surge in his cultivation level, Huo Yuner had become extremely confident. With his cultivation at the peak Mid divine Core realm, he believed that he would easily be able to kill Jiang Chen, so he rushed to Inferno Hell at once. The goal for this trip was simple;kill Jiang Chen.
One day later...
Jiang Chen who had been cultivating for an entire day finally opened his eyes. Two bright beams shot out from his eyes, causing the air in front of him to vibrate. Streams of energy swam around Jiang Chen's body, and light waves could be seen around him.
A light smile emerged on Jiang Chen's face. With a thought in his mind, the light waves went back into his body.
’’The Great Illusion Realm is truly amazing.’’
Jiang Chen said with a smile. In just one day, he had completely mastered the Illusion Heart Sutra and was able to unleash the Great Illusion Realm. If Yang Shuo was still alive and learned how quickly Jiang Chen mastered the skill, his jaw would definitely drop.
Jiang Chen pushed open the door, then he immediately saw Tian Yishan and the other men, waiting outside his room. All of them were brimming with energy, and their injuries were fully recovered. Also, Wang Heng's cultivation base at the Early divine Core realm had completely stabilized.
’’Chief Jiang, are we leaving now?’’
Wang Heng asked.
’’Yes, I'm going to enter the depths of Inferno Hell now. First, I'll have to find out where the Earth Devil is. Second, I want to experience how strong the demons and devils in Inferno Hell area, tempering my own cultivation. If you guys feel that this will be a dangerous trip, or don't feel confident enough to follow, you can stay here.’’
Jiang Chen said.
’’The f*k with danger, no place in Inferno Hell is safe! All of us enters the depths of Inferno Hell from time to time, there are a lot of natural essences there, and if we're lucky, we might be able to find some. Bringing it to the outside world means a lot of money!’’
Yang Meng said.
’’Alright, brother Tian and senior disciple Guan are both using high-ranked combat weapons, but it seems you few are still using mid-ranked combat weapons. I have plenty of high-ranked combat weapons with me, each of you can pick one that suits you.’’
After saying that, Jiang Chen immediately took out some high-ranked combat weapons. Blades, sword, spears, pikes, halberds... all sorts of weapons.
Yang Meng and all the men's eyes lit up when they saw the weapons. They knew what kind of man Jiang Chen was, so they didn't reject it. They all picked up a high-ranked combat weapon that suited them. Inferno Hell was a place filled with dangers, and if they had a high-ranked combat weapon, it would be a great help to their combat strength.
After saying that, Jiang Chen immediately started flying out of Inferno City, Big Yellow and the rest following closely behind. The group began their journey towards the depths of Inferno Hell.
Inferno Hell was constantly covered in a vast amount of fog. The group of men were flying extremely quickly across numerous mountain ranges and wastelands, bumping into man human warriors along their way. These warriors were either rushing back to Inferno City from the depths of Inferno Hell, or they were going towards the depths of Inferno Hell.
Those who just came back from the depths of Inferno Hell were mostly in groups of few warriors. It was rare to see a lone ranger here. Also, most of them were injured and in different conditions. From this, one could easily tell how dangerous the depths of Inferno Hell was.
When most of these warriors saw Jiang Chen's group, they immediately showed their hostility and avoided bumping into his group. In Inferno Hell, robbing and being robbed was perfectly normal, it happened almost every single day;that's why no one dared be careless here.
Put it this way, everything around a warrior was his enemy within Inferno Hell. Demons, devils, Nine Life Crystal Beasts, and humans. The relationship between them had always been hostile.
’’Why haven't we encountered any monsters yet?’’
Jiang Chen asked.
’’Because of some unknown reason, no demons or devils can be found within 2,000 miles of Inferno City. Beyond this 2,000 mile radius, the amount of demons and devils will become greater.’’
Tian Yishan answered.
Soon after, Jiang Chen and the group passed the 2,000 mile line. An ancient mountain range that stretched as far as the eye could see appeared in front of them. Countless mountain peaks could be seen everywhere on the massive mountain range. All kinds of flowers, plants and trees with cold characteristics were growing everywhere, and the skies above the mountain range was covered in greyish fog, giving the entire mountain an indescribable creepiness.
Under such an environment, anyone would feel gloomy, and their emotions would tense up.
Jiang Chen was the first one to descend and begin walking into the mountain range. Big Yellow had an excited expression, and he went 3-4 meters forwards with each jump he took. He eventually surpassed Jiang Chen.
An angry roar sounded out from not far. A nearly 10 meter tall figure covered in a steaming devilish aura suddenly emerged and got in Big Yellow's way. The creature had a ferocious look, and devilish flames emerged from its body. It was an Evil Devil.
’’An Early divine Core Evil Devil! We just arrived here, and we actually bumped into an Early divine Core Evil Devil... so unlucky...’’
Guan Yiyun said with a smile. Although they were unlucky, none of them panicked. For them, an Early divine Core Evil Devil couldn't pose any threat to them.
Right after Guan Yiyun's words left his mouth, Big Yellow had already started moving. With extreme speed, he slammed his diamond grade head into the Evil Devil's head.
A deep yet subtle banging sound was heard. The Evil Devil didn't even have the chance to let out a cry as its head had already been crushed into pieces. Jiang Chen threw his hand out and grabbed the devil soul.
All the devil souls and demon souls were treasures for Jiang Chen. Although he didn't want to use them right now, he could still save them for later use, just like how he was saving Mortal Restoration Pills and Earth Restoration Pills. He would need to form 108,000 Dragon Marks before it could be considered that he had mastered the Dragon Transformation skill, and currently, he only had 750 Dragon Marks. It was still a long way to go. He had no idea how much energy he would actually need in order to reach that level, so therefore, the more souls he saved up, the better.
’’Master dog's head is really formidable, it shines so brightly it almost blinded my eyes!’’
Wang Heng's words wasn't really flattery, as everyone here had the same thought. They never knew that a dog's head could be so strong! It was a divine Core Evil Devil, and if any of them had bumped into one, it would take them a tremendous amount of effort to kill it. But, Big Yellow, he just killed it in an instant, it didn't even have the time to react.
’’Let's carry on, I'm sure this journey will be full of slaughter. Everyone, be extra careful.’’
Jiang Chen reminded.
All the men nodded their heads. In fact, they didn't really need to be reminded by Jiang Chen. All of them had stayed in Inferno Hell much longer than Jiang Chen had, and it wasn't their first time coming to the depths of Inferno Hell. They even knew which places they could go, and which places to avoid.
An hour later, the group of men arrived at the depths of some woods. The conditions of these men was different from before. Tian Yishan and the other men were tightly gripping their combat weapons, and there was blood dripping down from the combat weapons.
These men had fought and slaughtered continuously along their way, they had killed dozens of powerful demons and devils, including one Nine Life Crystal Beast. A ruthless aura could easily be felt coming from these men. At the same time, they seemed excited. Fighting alongside Jiang Chen and Big Yellow brought them great satisfaction.
Suddenly, a few glowing figures could be seen not far in front of them, and the glowing figures were actually moving towards their direction.
’’It's the aura of a Nine Life Crystal Beast, and there are more than one!’’
Wang Heng exclaimed. His expression immediately became serious, as the Nine Life Crystal Beast was the toughest creature to kill.