460 The Gaos’ Next Lord
When Jiang Chen showed up once again before the crowd, the aggressive energy was gone.
He was in a gray robe. There was nothing special about him except for his impressive appearance and deep expression.
Thinking of the strength that he had shown, the crowd didn't dare to even breathe too hard.
They looked at Jiang Chen the way one looked up at the stars.
"He should be strong enough to be ranked in the top ten, right?"
They suddenly started a heated discussion.
When they had come here, they had only known Jiang Chen had killed Liu Shayang, ranked in the nineties. After only one month in the small world, he had improved so much to be worthy of a top ten spot, which was unprecedented.
But as for whether he could be ranked in the top ten, they didn't have an answer.
Lin Jingyu had injured Yin Jue, and Jiang Chen had killed Lin Jingyu easily. Since Yin Jue was ranked eighth on the Dragon Rise List, Jiang Chen should have been able to get into the top ten.
However, Lin Jiangyu had only managed to injure Yin Jue through a dirty trick.
Jiang Chen didn't care about these arguments. He took Lin Jingyu and the others' spiritual storage ware out.
This time, no one came up to him to ask for crystals.
Jiang Chen gave some of them to the members of the Holy Sword Society. None of them were injured or killed.
Looking at their gains, they were all delighted, feeling lucky that they had made a good choice.
Judging from the result, the Sword Association was far worse off than the Holy Sword Society.
"Weren't you with Li Nanxing?" Jiang Chen asked out of curiosity.
"He said he would like to check up on other places and wouldn't be here until the last day," said Ying Wushuang.
Jiang Chen nodded. As strong as he was, he didn't have to worry that he would be trapped and miss the exit. That was why he could do whatever he wanted.
This day was already the last. The exit would open the next day.
"Jiang Chen, Murong Long said he would kill you. What will you do tomorrow?" said Ying Wushuang.
The Evil Cloud Palace had one exit, while the Hero Palace had another.
Murong Long, of course, would have to leave through the exit of the Hero Palace. Thus, they would eventually meet.
"Apprentice Brother Jiang Chen, are you already as strong as Murong Long?" a member of the Holy Sword Society said excitedly.
Jiang Chen's performance had totally amazed them. If Jiang Chen gave them an affirmative answer, they would certainly believe him.
"I'm still not a match for the top three of the Dragon Rise List."
Jiang Chen thought of Li Nanxing's Samsara Sword and how Murong Long had killed the men of sacrifice with one knife attack.
The top three of the Dragon Rise List could be described as another level.
"But you don't have to worry." That being said, Jiang Chen was still very calm. He explained the whole story to Yin Shuang.
"You killed Murong Yuan?"
Yin Shuang hadn't heard about it until then. Yin Jue frowned at the news, too. He said, "This is tricky. Murong Long won't let go of you easily."
"Maybe Li Nanxing could help?" said Yin Shuang.
Looking into Yin Shuang's eyes, Jiang Chen said, "Su Xing from the Evil Cloud Palace has been waiting for his chance. I don't want to get Li Nanxing involved so that Su Xing can take advantage of the fight between Li Nanxing and Murong Long. I'm going to face this on my own. I told you about it because I didn't want you to get involved, either. I don't want you to get hurt."
Then he went back to the Holy Sword Society, talking to them in a low voice.
"Sister, if I'm not wrong, it seems that you like him, but he doesn't like you?" Yin Jue was surprised at what he had found out.
Yin Shuang confirmed his assumption with a frustrated nod.
"This guy is too arrogant. He doesn't like my sister?"
Yin Jue wasn't happy about it. He was curious to see how Jiang Chen would deal with Murong Long.
More teams were arriving. When they saw the mine, they felt quite regretful that they hadn't gone there earlier.
The mine had collapsed. Although there were still abundant crystals of fire dragon, it was impossible to reach them.
The Reaching Heaven States present weren't strong enough to remove mountains, so they were just digging casually, hoping they would have the luck to find something.
Wicked ideas occurred to some teams when they learned that those who had come earlier had made lots of gains. They intended to rob them, but they gave such ideas up as soon as they had learned the one who made the biggest gains, Jiang Chen, had killed Green Ghost and Lin Jingyu.
Besides, Jiang Chen was a good friend of Yin Shuang, and her team was strong.
However, the situation changed when another team arrived.
It was undoubtedly a strong team, its leader ranked in the top ten of the Dragon Rise List.
When he had heard what had happened in the mine, he went to see Jiang Chen. He told the latter, "You won't be able to consume so many crystals of fire dragon by yourself. I want to make a deal with you. What do you think?"
Although he was asking for Jiang Chen's advice, he sounded arrogant, as if he would go mad if Jiang Chen refused him.
"Get away." That was Jiang Chen's answer.
After Lin Jingyu's death, all newly-arrived teams had been shocked by his answer, but for those who had witnessed his fight against Lin Jingyu, the impressive man in dragon armor returned to their minds. They all held their breath.
"My name is Lang Ping, ranked seventh on List A of the Dragon Rise List. I'll give you one more chance to answer my question," said the man.
Jiang Chen didn't even bother to look at him. He repeated his answer, "Get away!"
"How dare you! It's all right if you don't want a deal, but why are you so arrogant?"
"Don't you know there's always someone stronger out there?"
Those in Lang Ping's team spoke one by one.
"Do I know you?" Lang Ping didn't understand where Jiang Chen's hostility had come from.
Jiang Chen glanced at him and let Ying Wushuang do the talking.
"Lang Ping, the third young master of the Langs, always takes advantage of his background to fool around with short-term female disciples from all fields of the Sacred Institute," Ying Wushuang said in a serious tone.
It turned out she had informed Jiang Chen of this through holy awareness as soon as Lang Ping had appeared.
"Just because of that?" Lang Ping was struck dumb. This meant nothing to him.
Suddenly, one of his men told him something through holy awareness, as well.
Lang Ping looked interested. Gazing at Jiang Chen, he said, "I've almost forgotten that you're from another field, too, and came to the Dragon Field through short-term study! Huh, those women from the countryside, like your hometown, are too frivolous. They hit on me first. They wish they could stay in the Dragon Field. Can you blame me for that?"
"Frivolous? Do you think you're nobler?" asked Jiang Chen.
"Isn't it obvious?" Lang Ping extended his hands. Smiling proudly, he said, "As soon as one is born, his fate is already written. People outside of the Dragon Field are all of lower grades!"
"Even you, your glory is only temporary. Don't even think that you can reach further!" Lang Ping said with disdain, pointing at Jiang Chen.
"Do you think the Langs are better than anyone else?" asked Jiang Chen.
"Of course. It's a piece of cake to deal with you," Lang Ping said proudly.
Then Gao Huoling came forward. She said, "Really? If the Langs are so great, the Gaos will stop working with you right away."
This was something Lang Ping hadn't expected. He was dumbfounded. It seemed he hadn't noticed Gao Huoling's presence until then.
"But why, Miss Gao?"
The Langs were as weak as ants before the Gaos, one of the aristocratic families of inheritance.
"Because Jiang Chen is the next lord of the Gaos," Gao Huoling said in a low voice.