Dragon-Marked War God - Chapter 5
Let’s calculate our debt
Chapter 5 – Let’s calculate our debt
Even Jiang Chen didn’t think that the Dragon Transformation skill would be this mighty. Just by cultivating for 4 hours, he had managed to break through to the next stage, reaching the 9th stage of the Qi Realm.
Besides having his Yuan power increased, his body had also become stronger than before, and because of this, his strength and defense had both improved greatly.
During the cultivation of the Dragon Transformation skill, the Yuan power within Jiang Chen’s body had formed into two separate whirlpools again. With great speed, the two whirlpools had started flowing toward his Dantian and began forming a blood colored Dragon Mark.
However, the dragon mark’s color was pale and still far away from becoming vivid. With a thought in mind, the pale Dragon Mark started shaking violently, causing a powerful force rush out from it.
With a shout Jiang Chen threw a punch which forcefully created a loud ‘boom’ sound.
‘Good, the power of my punch has reached 5,000 jin, and the first Dragon Mark has not even completely formed. Once it’s completely formed, I will have the force of at least 10,000 Jin behind every punch. Any ordinary cultivator at the 9th stage of the Qi Realm can only punch with a force of 3,000 Jin, and some geniuses might reach 4,000 Jin at best. Only by cultivating the Dragon Transformation skill can I punch with a force of 5,000 pounds. This is terrifying.’
5,000 Jin was incredibly powerful for someone at the 9th level of the Qi realm. With this, Jiang Chen could have an even match with a Qi master.
Taking a deep breath, Jiang Chen stopped cultivating. He was well informed when it came to cultivation, and he knew the importance of laying a foundation. On the road of cultivation, he had to do it step-by-step instead of rushing ahead. He had just begun cultivating the Dragon Transformation skill, and he had already partly formed a Dragon Mark. This was enough to satisfy him for now.
There were a lot of resources required for a warrior to cultivate. Pills, potions, other resources… They were all a must have. The Dragon Transformation skill allowed Jiang Chen to absorb any bloodline in this world, which was an incredible ability. There were numerous kinds of blood in this world, some powerful, some from ancient monsters that even gave special abilities.
‘I’ve been dead for more than a hundred years, a lot must have happened during the time I was gone. If my memory serves me well, Fragrant Sky city is just a small city within the Qi province. I wonder how far away the Divine Continent is.’
He thought to himself. Although he was once the greatest Saint, he wasn’t too familiar with the Qi province. The Saint Origin realm covered a huge area, and no one knew how big it actually was. The Qi province was a small area in comparison.
‘Let’s go to the study room, my dad is the City Lord of Fragrant Sky city, he should have some history books about the Saint Origin realm. The story of me cutting the gates leading to the Realm of Immortals open with a sword is big news, everyone, including Fragrant Sky city should have heard of it.’
He thought to himself. Jiang Chen left his room and started walking towards the study room.
Ordinary people weren’t allowed to enter the City Lord’s room since there were not only books Jiang Zhenhai loved to read, but also because some basic martial art skills were kept there. Jiang Chen, however, was no ordinary person. He was the son of the City Lord, and he could go anywhere he wanted within the City Lord’s mansion.
Jiang Chen didn’t pay any attention to those martial art skills as he went straight to a history book about the Saint Origin realm started reading it.
The history book he read had recorded all the important events in the Saint Origin realm, including brief geographical information. That was what Jiang Chen needed right now.
Reading the first chapter of the book, Jiang Chen couldn’t help but let out a little smile. The first page in the book was about the greatest Saint in history who cut open the gates leading to the Realm of Immortals with his sword a hundred years ago, but unfortunately died on the Saint cliff.
A hundred years ago, Jiang Chen had used the last drop of his Saint blood, cutting open the gates leading to the Realm of Immortals before passing away on the Saint cliff. What happened afterwards was unknown to him.
According to history, during the hundred years after he had died, big changes had happened in the Saint Origin realm. After he cut open the gates leading to the Realm of Immortals, all the other saints who had lived for many years used the opportunity to pass through the gates with none of them staying behind.
Due to the absence of the Saints’ protection and management, the realm had fallen into chaos. Demons and devils appeared everywhere, and the fighting amongst different clans became so intense that even some ancient clans were completely wiped out. With the loss of the ancient clans, new ones had also emerged.
It was a pity that this history book only had a small amount of information about the Divine Continent, and the little information provided was unclear. Jiang Chen couldn’t find any records about the famous clans or any great warriors. His era was gone, and for him, this was a new beginning.
The Saint Origin realm covered a large, borderless area. It was divided into 5 continents; Eastern Continent, Western Continent, Southern Continent, Northern Continent, and the most prosperous – Divine Continent.
In Jiang Chen’s past life, he was from the Divine Continent.
Fragrant Sky city was situated in a remote area of the Qi Province; it was a little city when compared to the entire Eastern Continent, not to mention the rest of the Saint Origin realm.
There were a total of 28 provinces in the Eastern Continent – the Qi province was just one of them. As for the rank, the book didn’t mention anything.
‘Eastern Continent, 28 provinces, I have a long way to go.’
With a smile on his face, he closed the book. Jiang Chen knew that one day he would step onto the Divine Continent again, where everyone dreamed of going. It was his second life, and he would become the greatest once again, and step into the Realm of Immortals.
Looking outside the window, Jiang Chen realized that the skies were getting dark. He was too concentrated when cultivating and reading the history book that he forgot about the time.
“Dad didn’t look for me after he sent Uncle Murong away?”
Smiling with a surprised expression, he knew that Jiang Zhenhai would come look for him after what he did in the main hall today. It was weird that he hadn’t come to find him yet.
The fact was, Jiang Zhenhai did come and look for Jiang Chen at once, but he was shocked when a maid told him that his son went into the study room. For 15 years, this was the first time that Jiang Chen had stepped into the study room. Jiang Zhenhai didn’t want to interfere with such a positive transformation.
Standing up from his original position, Jiang Chen’s next task was to meet up with someone, Jiang Rulong.
He knew that Jiang Rulong wouldn’t marry Murong Xiaorou and marry into the Murong family. He was confident in this because they were both men. It was pretty simple. If he were to switch bodies with Jiang Rulong and had to choose between suicide and marrying Murong Xiaorou, then he would rather commit suicide.
Tomorrow was the marriage ceremony, and if his guess was correct, Jiang Rulong will come to try and kill him tonight.
For someone like Jiang Rulong, having his hard work and efforts all wiped out, he will not take it easily. He hated Jiang Chen, and he hated everyone in the City Lord’s mansion. With his talents, he would be able to live a good life even after leaving the City Lord’s family.
Jiang Chen won’t let any of his enemies escape. They would just be a potential threat to him in the future.
Leaving the study room, Jiang Chen started walking towards Jiang Rulong’s house.
As the foster son of the City Lord, Jiang Rulong’s status was high within the family; hence he also had his own house with nice surroundings which were good for cultivation.
Jiang Rulong had changed into a black suit, and he stood in his house’s compound under the moonlight. He had a gloomy look on his face and eyes like a snake ready to strike.
“Jiang Chen, you ruined everything, sooner or later I will have my revenge. One day, this entire mansion will belong to me.”
Speaking to himself with an angry voice and clenching his fist tightly, Jiang Rulong’s body was shivering because he recalled the previous events, how he had to accompany that ugly girl for a day. That was torture to both his body and soul. He didn’t dare to imagine what would happen if he actually married Murong Xiaorou and stayed with the Murong family.
Not a single man could withstand Murong Xiaorou. At least, he himself couldn’t. That’s why he had to leave now.
But there was someone who wouldn’t let him go easily.
“Hey! Brother, it’s late so why are you dressed like you want to go out? Tomorrow is the marriage ceremony for you and your wife, you should take a good rest now.”
Jiang Chen came in and greeted Jiang Rulong.
A cruel look emerged in Jiang Rulong’s eyes when he spotted Jiang Chen. He couldn’t stop his killing intent from pouring out.
“Jiang Chen, why did you set me up?”
Jiang Rulong asked with a harsh voice.
At the same time, a man stood outside of the compound. That man was none other than Jiang Zhenhai who came to check on Jiang Rulong. Jiang Zhenhai stopped when he overheard Jiang Rulong’s question. He held his breath and remained hidden outside the compound.
“Set you up? My brother, why would I do that? I thought marrying into the Murong family is what you’ve been wishing for? I was helping you, just look at Miss Murong’s body! It tells us that you won’t have to worry about food when you marry into their family, and you should thank me for that!”
Jiang Chen said in a serious voice, not a single hint of shame in his words.
“Enough! Don’t mention that ugly girl in front of me again. Yesterday, you asked me to replace you in this marriage engagement, but you never mentioned anything about marrying into their family. Jiang Chen, I treated you nicely so far. If you really want to chase me away, then just tell me. There’s no need to use such a despicable method.”
Hatred filled Jiang Rulong’s eyes. He wished he could just bite a huge chunk of meat from Jiang Chen’s body.
Hearing what Jiang Rulong said, Jiang Zhenhai felt helpless and sorry for what happened to Jiang Rulong. Jiang Chen had gone too far on this matter.
“Treated me nicely? Alright, let’s expose everything and calculate our debt.”
Jiang Chen could sense his dad standing outside the compound, but Jiang Rulong couldn’t sense him, considering his senses were much weaker. Changing his attitude, Jiang Chen decided to expose everything without giving Jiang Rulong any chances to escape.
“Let me ask you, Jiang Rulong, you ordering the Yong brothers to kidnap me, bring me to a desolate area, and then kill me and take my blood… is this what you mean by treating me nicely? Once I am dead, you will be the one to legally inherit what the Jiang family possesses. Once I die, the person who will marry Miss Murong will be you. Is this what you mean by treating me nicely? Did I say anything wrong, my dear brother?”
Jiang Chen said as the cruel look in his eyes became more and more apparent.
Shocked by what Jiang Chen said, Jiang Zhenhai remained standing outside the compound because he wanted to know more.