Dragon-Marked War God - Chapter 336
Chapter 336 - Treasure Vault
’’Prince, we must kill this guy!’’
Ling Du gnashed his teeth in anger as he spoke.
’’I'll make sure he dies in the most miserable way possible!’’
Wu Cong was clenching his fist so tightly that cracking sounds could be heard from it. What happened today was his life's greatest insult! If he couldn't kill Jiang Chen, that humiliation would follow him for the rest of his life!
Within the ancient pagoda, Jiang Chen and his group were the first ones to enter, and when they went past the stone door, they were immediately stunned by what was presented in front of them.
It was an entirely different world behind the stone door! In front of them there was a vast plain field, and beyond the field there were many ancient palaces, and they were built like mazes. Some of them were glowing with strange lights, making them look very unusual.
The world in front of them did not match the ancient pagoda they saw from the outside.
’’We are inside the ancient pagoda?’’
Han Yan asked in astonishment.
’’There were seven levels within the ancient pagoda. Initially, I thought we'd have to find the staircase leading us to the second and third levels as quickly as possible, but now, I don't think we need to do that.’’
Nangong Wentian casually shrugged his shoulders.
’’Looks like this is the inner world within the ancient pagoda. It doesn't have seven levels, like we saw on the outside. This is a completely isolated dimension. Look at those palaces in front of us, I'm sure there are some treasures hidden inside. Let's go there as soon as possible and try to get as many treasures as we can. If we can't get them, we'll just keep going further. Remember, move quickly, and try not to bump into Wu Cong or anyone from the Shangguan Clan and Myriad Sword Sect.’’
After saying that, Jiang Chen simply leapt forward and started flying toward the palaces.
’’Little Chen, those people won't let us go easily.’’
Han Yan said.
’’Hmph! I'm scared of any of them, I just don't want to fight them at the moment. If they really push me to hard, I don't care if he is a prince or whatnot, I will still kill him.’’
Jiang Chen coldly harrumphed. There was no way he could be a match for Wu Cong with his current strength, the gap between them was huge. But, since Jiang Chen got the Ice Demon King, he didn't need to fear Wu Cong. However, the Ice Demon King was Jiang Chen's secret weapon, and he didn't want to reveal it unless necessary. Furthermore, Wu Cong is a prince of the Martial Saint Dynasty, and also a peerless genius from the Martial Palace! If Jiang Chen really killed him, he would be put into an endless amount of troubles, and Jiang Chen did not want to face that right now.
’’Little Chen, do you have any idea why that Wu Lang helped us?’’
Han Yan curiously asked.
’’Within the Martial Palace and Martial Saint Dynasty, there is only one person who is willing to help us, and that is Wu Jiu. Just moments ago, I heard someone mention that Wu Lang is the son of the Ninth Emperor. My guess is, Wu Jiu is the Ninth Emperor of the Martial Saint Dynasty, and this is the reason why Wu Lang was willing to help us. If not, with the prideful attitudes of these princes, we could call ourselves lucky if they don't come and seek trouble with us.’’
Big Yellow said.
’’Wu Jiu? Ninth Emperor?’’ 
What Big Yellow saw was correct, Wu Jiu was from the Martial Palace, and he had quite a prominent position there. Although Jiang Chen was indeed a genius, he didn't think that the Martial Palace would pay much attention to him just because of that, so if there really was someone helping him out in secret, it must be Wu Jiu. Perhaps it was just as Big Yellow said, Wu Jiu was the Ninth Emperor of the Martial Saint Dynasty.
’’I never expected it to be like that! Little Chen, did you know that the person you save back in Inferno Hell was the Ninth Emperor, one of the most powerful men in the entire Eastern Continent?’’
Han Yan said with mixed feelings.
’’We're not sure about Brother Jiu's real identity, and now is not the time to think about that. What we need to do now is take all treasures we can, and find the exit. We need to return to the Black Sect and save Little Yu.’’
When Jiang Chen thought about Yan Chenyu, he became really impatient. She had been in a coma for too long, and since Jiang Chen had found the Nine Solar Holy Water, once he left the Island of Ice, the first thing he would do was save here, completing his most important goal.
’’Look! There are so many palaces, and all of them are filled with treasures!’’
’’Haha, some of the palaces are glowing! I'm sure those lights come from the treasures! I'm going to be rich!’’
’’There are dozens of palaces here, and if all of them are filled with treasures... this is unimaginable!’’
Everyone were shocked by what they saw, and they immediately yelled out in joy. This place was the real center of the Island of Ice, all the valuable treasures were hidden here, and if they were lucky enough to find something that could greatly improve their cultivations, once they left the Island of Ice, their statuses and positions would greatly improve as well.
Jiang Chen and his group were the fastest. When the other men came in, they were nowhere to be seen.
Right now, Jiang Chen and his group had come to the maze of palaces. Led by Big Yellow, the group entered a palace.
’’Wait, there are defense mechanisms here.’’
Jiang Chen stopped Han Yan and Nangong Wentian who were trying to sprint right into the palace. Although they had passed the palace's main gate, there was a defense mechanism right beyond the gate. They would have to break it if they wanted to proceed further.
’’It's just a simply defense mechanism, let this master dog do the work.’’
Big Yellow said, very pleased with him. Breaking defense mechanisms had always been his specialty. Without wasting any time, he stood up on his back legs and used his front legs to draw a few times in front of him. Soon, he created a glowing defense mechanism, then he threw it at the defense mechanism in front of him. With a popping sound, the palace's defense mechanism was immediately broken.
’’Big Yellow, you're really good!’’
Nangong Wentian gave Big Yellow a thumbs up.
’’Of course! This master dog has mastered the Heavenly Book of Source Formations, there are no defense mechanisms underneath the Heavens I cannot break!’’
Big Yellow raised his head proudly, staying true to his narcissistic personality.
A path was revealed in front of them after the defense mechanism was broken. Jiang Chen scanned the entire area with the Great Soul Derivation skill and found no dangers. Then, he led the group and walked along the path.
Soon, the group of four came to the end of the path and reached the inner parts of the palace. Within the palace's limited space, there was a tall bookshelf, and on top of this bookshelf there were some neatly places scrolls. All these scrolls were covered in dust, they had clearly been here for a long period of time.
’’So many scrolls! There are also books... this is a library!’’
Han Yan was surprised by what they found. He simply took the scroll nearest to him and opened it up.
’’Powerful Hegemon's Three Heavens, a Mid-Ranked Earth Combat Skill! Damn it, don't tell me everything here is combat skill and cultivation skills? I just picked one at random, and it was an Earth-Ranked skill, this is incredible!’’
Han Yan cried out in shock.
’’Mid-Ranked Earth Cultivation Skill, the Black Earth Skill!’’
Nangong Wentian opened up a scroll as well.
’’Domineering Firmament Skill, a High-Ranked Earth Combat Skill, what the f*k!’’
’’This is a movement skill!’’
’’Oh Heavens, this is a Low-Ranked Heavenly Combat Skill! Too bad it's not the complete version, but even so, this is really shocking! Everything here is a cultivation, combat, or movement skill! This is an enormous treasure vault! If we take away everything here, we could grow a superpower in the Eastern Continent!’’
Han Yan and Nangong Wentian were extremely shocked! There were hundreds of skills here, and the lowest level was a Low-Ranked one!
’’Little Chen, if we take everything here back to the Black Sect, I believe that in just a hundred years, the Black Sect will become a massive existence in the Eastern Continent!’’
Han Yan's eyes lit up.
’’Fine, let's hurry up and store all these skills. There are dozens of palaces here, and this is only the first one we've found. I'm sure there are more good stuff in the other palaces, let's be quick!’’
After saying that, Jiang Chen waved his sleeve and stored the entire bookshelf into his storage ring.
1 - Jiu (九) means nine. Xuan Ye also called him Lord Jiu (九爷 - Jiu Ye - Lord Ninth)