101 I Promise You.
After teasing Chu Luo, Jiang Chen paid attention to the lamp in his hand.
According to the book, this lamp was called Soul Leading Lamp. Apparently, they had named it so because it was used in the imperial mausoleum, but Jiang Chen didn't want to call it by this name.
Different from the Redcloud Sword, it wasn't damaged at all. Neither had it lost most of its energy.
If this were an average spiritual weapon, it would have malfunctioned a long time ago, because it was too old or lost its power. Only spiritual weapons of class five or higher could resist the effects of time.
Of course, this resistance was only relatively effective. After tens of thousands of years, even spiritual weapons of class five or higher would stop working.
Let me try its power.
Jiang Chen walked out of the palace and injected his genuine yuan into the lamp. Then, he put the wick close to his mouth and blew on it.
The flame suddenly became stronger and dashed towards the vast void in front of it. The high temperature seemed to have melted the air. There was a strong burning smell.
It's powerful. No one in the Gathering Yuan State will survive if touched by it. Even those in the Mental Wander State wouldn't be able to resist it.
Jiang Chen was cheered up. This was the most powerful spiritual weapon he had seen, by far. Even the Redcloud Sword couldn't beat it. His spiritual sword was only a class two.
What should I call it?
It took Jiang Chen a while to think. Then, a name occurred to him. Darkfire Lamp. He thought it too ordinary, so he added one more word before the name, making it Universal Darkfire Lamp.
He put the treasure lamp into the mustardseed ring and went back to the Soul Leading Palace to translate the book with the intention of finding a way out.
As time went by, lines of small characters came into his eyes and caught his attention.
"It wasn't animals buried with the kings here. It was the construction workers who built the imperial mausoleum! Gosh! I would never use my building as an excuse to kill people.
"I found something unusual with the sacrifice. After looking up the past records, I found all of the architects who had participated in the construction of the imperial mausoleum had disappeared… It turns out not only the workers, but also I, would be sacrificed.
"No. I won't just await my doom without taking any action. I don't want to die here."
Jiang Chen kept reading. His face gradually lit up as he read.
"There is another exit. It's in the Supreme Underground Palace. There's a secret tunnel," Jiang Chen said with delight.
"The Supreme Underground Palace?"
The women felt pleasantly surprised, but also puzzled.
"That's where the kings of the Vermillion Bird State were buried."
As for where it was and how to open the secret tunnel, Jiang Chen didn't say a word about it.
"So, what are we waiting for? Let's go. We don't have a lot of food left. The longer we're trapped here, the more dangerous it is." The female disciples of the Isle of Sky couldn't sit still anymore. How they wished they could fly to the Supreme Underground Palace right away.
"Do you know how to get there?" Dorchid asked cautiously. She was calmer.
"Yep, there's a map."
At the moment, the female disciples of the Isle of Sky, including Chu Luo, were getting nervous. They weren't sure whether Jiang Chen would take them or not, but they'd made up their minds. Even if Jiang Chen didn't want to take them, they would follow him anyway.
"Let's go together. We're all disciples of the top ten sects and schools."
To their surprise, this time Jiang Chen didn't ask for anything in return. He agreed directly.
However, it set alarm bells ringing among them. They thought Jiang Chen was going to take advantage of them or had other bad intentions.
After all, no one but Jiang Chen knew what the book said.
Jiang Chen couldn't help shaking his head when he saw Chu Luo and the others were suspicious of him. How complicated human beings were!
He didn't bother to explain, but went out the door of the palace with Dorchid. It was up to them whether to follow him or not.
There was no remaining lamp in the Leading Soul Palace. Jiang Chen had lit a torch there. As soon as he left, darkness shrouded the palace.
Chu Luo and the others didn't take too much time to hesitate. They followed Jiang Chen out.
Jiang Chen took the same way back. He went through that small opening and went back to the unfinished passage. Groping along the wall, he soon found another way.
It had been too dark for Jiang Chen to see this way. As a result, he had gone to the Soul Leading Palace instead. At the moment, he knew how the imperial mausoleum was structured, so he knew how to go to the Supreme Underground Palace.
"There could be traps or machine-operated devices in the imperial mausoleum," Dorchid said in a low voice.
"There must be."
"Is it mentioned in the book?"
Jiang Chen shook his head and glanced at the female disciples of the Isle of Sky. He said, "That's why I'm taking them."
Dorchid was struck dumb immediately. She glanced at Jiang Chen with appreciation and said, "You're decisive, maybe even hardhearted. You'll have a bright future."
"Come on, in Xia Dynasty 'hardhearted' isn't a word used for praise," Jiang Chen said.
"No, not exactly. In this world, the best word to praise people is 'cruel.' You're much better than my brother," Dorchid was flattering him, but she said it in a serious way.
Jiang Chen was speechless. He wasn't going to harm the disciples of the Isle of Sky intentionally.
They would definitely die if he hadn't taken them.
But, there was a price to pay for everything in the world.
At that moment, he heard some tragic screams coming from ahead, then he saw a few figures running totteringly towards him, followed by a dozen demons.
Jiang Chen didn't flee, since there weren't many demons. He brandished his sword to kill them after those few people had run to meet him.
"They weren't demon lords. If you guys had fought together against them, there would've been a chance to survive. Probably at most, one person would've been killed. But you all fled. If you hadn't run into me, you would all be dead," Jiang Chen said coldly, staring at the guy in front of him.
"We… we didn't know how many they were, and we were afraid that we would be stuck," a youngster quibbled in a low voice.
Jiang Chen shook his head and said, "I know the way out. Follow me if you want to survive."
"Really? That's great!"
The guys became excited when they heard what Jiang Chen had said.
However, when one of them recognized Jiang Chen, the joy faded from his face. He said, "Are you Jiang Chen? Gao Chenyi's enemy, the one who told us not to open the iron gate?"
"Yep, that's me," Jiang Chen didn't understand why he had asked.
"Then we're not going with you."
To his surprise, they refused him.
As if staying with him was more dangerous than not having a way out.
Jiang Chen and Dorchid were puzzled. Even Chu Luo didn't get it.
"What's going on?" Jiang Chen asked.
They didn't hold back and said directly, "Gao Chenyi went down as well, with a guy in the Mental Wander State. Almost no one could defeat or stop this guy. They took your two friends, too. Besides, the prince of the Grand Qi State was…"
"My brother?! What happened to my brother?" Dorchid grabbed the speaker's arm emotionally.
"Deagle had a class-six spiritual dagger with him. Gao Chenyi wanted it, but he refused to give it to Gao. Then Gao Chenyi said it was him who had brought Jiang Chen here, so he cut Deagle's head off…"
Not until then did the guy recognize Dorchid. He didn't have the heart to keep telling her what had happened to Deagle.
She squatted down and burst into tears.
After a good while, she said in a hoarse voice, "Jiang Chen, revenge my brother! Please! Kill that Gao Chenyi for me!"
Jiang Chen replied with only three words.
"I promise you."