Dragon-Marked War God - Chapter 368
Chapter 368 - Martial Saint Dynasty
’’Brother, I know you don't want to get involved in too much trouble, and your purpose for coming to the Martial Palace was to entrust your friends to me, then go off to some distant place. But, do you know that the Martial Saint Dynasty is everywhere in the Eastern Continent? There is no way you can hide without being found by them. You've saved my life, therefore, I will protect you even at the cost of my own life!’’
Wu Jiu said with the utmost sincerity.
’’Alright, I'll follow you to the Martial Saint Dynasty.’’
Jiang Chen nodded his head. He finally made up his mind regarding the trip to the Martial Saint Dynasty. As the ultimate ruler of the Eastern Continent, Jiang Chen would sooner or later have to face them. With Wu Jiu accompanying them, he might as well take this opportunity to face now, at least his life would be in safe hands. But, if someone bad really happened, Jiang Chen still had his own methods of dealing with it.
Wu Jiu leapt into the sky and flew toward the Martial Saint Dynasty. Without hesitating, Jiang Chen took a few steps and caught up to him. Both men flew side by side and left Mount Wufu in the blink of an eye.
Both men flew fast as lightning along their way. Wu Jiu purposely slowed down as he was afraid Jiang Chen might not be able to catch up to him, but when he found out Jiang Chen's breath was calm and steady, he couldn't help but feel shocked inwardly.
’’Although brother Jiang's combat strength is incredible, there's still quite a big gap between us. But, I didn't expect him to be able to fly so fast. I'll increase my speed and see if he can follow.’’
A smile emerged onto Wu Jiu's lips. He immediately increased his speed, leaving Jiang Chen behind. However, before Wu Jiu could feel proud about himself, Jiang Chen had already caught up to him.
’’Brother Jiu, let's have a race and see who is faster?’’
Jiang Chen said with a smile.
Wu Jiu was startled for a second. Jiang Chen actually suggested a race? Wasn't this just looking for a defeat?
’’Alright, we'll see who the faster man is. Let me find out how fast you, an amazing genius can go!’’
Wu Jiu candidly said. Jiang Chen was only a Peak divine Core warrior, while Wu Jiu himself was a Peak Combat Soul warrior. There was an entire realm difference between them, and Jiang Chen was three stages below him. This was a massive gap that couldn't be compensated for, Wu Jiu didn't believe Jiang Chen could catch up with his speed with such a huge gap.
Therefore, the two men started flying across the sky like two shooting stars. One in front, and the other one right behind. They would occasionally change positions, leaving behind a long trail of afterimages.
Following the increase of their speed, Wu Jiu was truly shocked this time. He kept throwing terrified glances at Jiang Chen, because Jiang Chen could really fly side by side with him. It was difficult to determine who was faster. If Wu Jiu didn't experience this himself, he wouldn't believe it to be possible at all.
’’Brother, the movement skill you used just now can actually disturb the void surrounding you! Looks like your brother has really underestimated you, your speed is actually equal to mine! If you break through to the Combat Soul realm, you will be much faster than me!’’
Wu Jiu said, shocked. He didn't his admiration of Jiang Chen.
’’The speed of brother Jiu's recovery is incredible as well, I believe it won't take long before you break through to the Combat King realm!’’
Jiang Chen responded with a smile. Wu Jiu had currently recovered to his peak form, and he had one foot in the Combat King realm. What he needed now was the perfect timing, and he would be able to step into the realm of his dreams. However, this last step was not easy to cross over to.
Jiang Chen did give Wu Jiu some guidance regarding his cultivation on the Dao of War, but judging from his current situation, it didn't look like Wu Jiu had taken his guidance seriously. If not, perhaps he would have already broken through to the Combat King realm. However, Jiang Chen didn't mention it again, because it all depended on the person himself to figure out the correct path of his cultivation. With Wu Jiu's talent, Jiang Chen believed he would sooner or later understand the turning point.
In terms of speed, there were none under the Heavens who were equal to Jiang Chen in the same realm. Although the Nine Phantom Wolves was a skill for combat, it also gave a great boost to Jiang Chen's speed. The most important thing however, was the Dimensional Shift. If he was without this skill, there would be no way for Jiang Chen to catch up to Wu Jiu, who was a peak Combat Soul warrior.
In order to fully unleash the Dimensional Shift's power, Jiang Chen had to reach the Combat King realm and master the Dimensional Laws. In his past life, no one could compare with Jiang Chen's speed when he used the Dimensional Shift.
A proud moment of Jiang Chen's previous life was when he was a Peak Combat Emperor warrior, and with the help of the Dimensional Shift, he was able to escape from three Minor Saint warriors.
The distance between the Martial Palace and the Martial Saint Dynasty wasn't big, so with Jiang Chen and Wu Jiu's speed, they arrived in just half an hour.
The Martial Saint Dynasty was the ultimate superpower of the entire Eastern Continent, and no one were capable of shaking its position. Looking at it from a distance, it was a gigantic monster that covered more than 500 kilometers of circumference. Sumptuous palaces were all over the place, and even the most ordinary buildings here were filled with auras of nobility.
Magnificent, majestic, noble, luxurious!
These were the best words to describe the Martial Saint Dynasty. Just standing outside, one could easily feel its supreme atmosphere, causing one to be filled with admiration.
’’Brother, this is the Martial Saint Dynasty, the heart of the Eastern Continent, and the most imperial place. What do you think?’’
Wu Jiu pointed at the Martial Saint Dynasty as he spoke. It wasn't hard to tell how proud he was from his words.
’’Really not bad, I can feel the imperial atmosphere from here.’’
Jiang Chen nodded his head. If it was any other ordinary young man who came this close to the Martial Saint Dynasty, he might throw himself onto the ground in admiration, speechless.
In Jiang Chen's eyes, this Martial Saint Dynasty was indeed luxurious, but it seemed to be lacking some strong foundations. All the buildings here were indeed superb, but compared to the real superpowers in the divine Continent, the difference was very obvious. Their deep and strong foundations were not something the Martial Saint Dynasty could ever compare with. Some sects with ancient inheritance would have Saint Warriors residing there, and just their auras alone were more than enough to make the sect energetic.
’’Let's go, we'll go meet the Imperial Emperor now.’’
Wu Jiu stepped forward in the sky, started walking toward the Martial Saint Dynasty.
’’Who is it? How dare you walk in the sky above the Martial Saint Dynasty?’’
A loud shout was suddenly heard. After that, more than a dozen bright beams shot up into the sky. Some guards wearing golden armor blocked Jiang Chen and Wu Jiu. The leading man looked to be in his late thirties, he was a strong and muscular man, and he was an Early Combat Soul warrior.
The leader was portraying a ruthless attitude, but when he saw who the man in front of him was, he was immediately struck with awe. Without any hesitation, he immediately bowed deeply toward Wu Jiu and said, ’’I didn't know it was the Ninth Emperor, please forgive me.’’
’’That's enough, I don't blame you.’’
Wu Jiu waved his hand, then he led Jiang Chen and continued flying without stopping. Those golden warriors were standing straight as the bowed, no one dared to show any neglect.
In the Martial Saint Dynasty, even Combat Soul warriors weren't allowed to fly. There was only a handful or people who had the privilege of doing so, and Wu Jiu was one of them, because he was the Ninth Emperor. No one had the courage to offend him.
’’They are the golden guards of the Martial Saint Dynasty, and every single one of them is elite. They have to go through a life or death assessment before they can be accepted as guards. Many of the Martial Palace's geniuses become golden guards after leaving the Martial Palace.’’
Wu Jiu explained.
’’They are indeed powerful guards.’’
Jiang Chen nodded his head.
’’The mighty warriors in the Martial Saint Dynasty are not someone you can imagine. These golden guards are the benchmark of the Martial Saint Dynasty, and even those geniuses from the Martial Palace have to go through countless assessments before they can be accepted. Lang'er is one of the golden guards, and the current commander of the golden guards is the Martial Saint Dynasty's Imperial Prince.’’
Wu Jiu continued his explanation.
’’The Imperial Emperor's son?’’
Jiang Chen casually asked.
’’That's right, the Imperial Prince is the real number one genius of the Martial Saint Dynasty. He is only 35 years old this year, but he has already reached the Late Combat Soul realm. He is the commander of the golden guards, and the best candidate for becoming the next Imperial Emperor.’’
When mentioning the Imperial Prince, even Wu Jiu had to praise him.
Martial Saint Palace!
It was the Martial Saint Dynasty's main palace, a place where all meetings were held. Wu Jiu brought Jiang Chen straight to the Martial Saint Palace's main door, and he didn't stop there, he entered and flew straight up the staircase made form premium quality stones, entering the palace.
The Martial Saint Palace was decorated with dazzling gold and jade, giving it a very majestic touch. At the palace's front, there were two huge and luxurious looking dragon pillars, and each were more than 30 meters tall. Both pillars were carved into extraordinary golden dragons, and the dragon's head was facing out. It looked extremely lively, and was enough to take one's breath just by staring at it.
At the depths of the Martial Saint Palace, there was a big dazzling golden dragon chair. Right now, a man was sitting in this dragon chair, and he looked about the same age as Wu Jiu, where both looked to be in their forties. He was wearing a golden dragon robe, and a huge dazzling crown on top of head, making him look very majestic.
The man had a sharp face, and was emitting a heroic energy. Although he wasn't angry, he was still portraying a domineering image. Just by quietly sitting there, he could easily make anyone feel a desire to bow down before him. This man was the Martial Saint Dynasty's Imperial Emperor, the most supreme man in the entire Eastern Continent!
After Jiang Chen entered the palace, he immediately threw his glance onto the Imperial Emperor. This was the strongest man he had met since his reincarnation, and he could easily feel dimensional ripples surround this man with his senses. It was only something that appeared after mastering the Dimensional Laws. The Imperial Emperor was a true mighty Combat King warrior.
There were dozens of men besides the Imperial Emperor, and all of them were wearing luxurious clothes and portraying noble auras. Among these men, Jiang Chen knew six of them, as they were the ones from the Myriad Sword Sect and Shangguan Clan who came yelling at him yesterday in the Martial Palace. As for the rest of the men, he knew none. However, those who were allowed to be here were all men with noble status;none of them were ordinary men.
Jiang Chen didn't know these guys, but he could feel aggressiveness from the way these people were looking at him. This caused him to furrow his brows, as he really hated this kind of hostility that was directed at him for no reason.
More importantly, Jiang Chen could clearly feel hostility and repulsion from the way these men looked at Wu Jiu. If his guess was correct, these guys should be the other emperors of the Martial Saint Dynasty.