1669 You“re the Fire Emperor!
"Just livening up the mood."
The Fire Kylin smirked as Jiang Chen stared at him as if he was staring at an idiot.
"You really have perfect timing."
Jiang Chen was holding back his urge to beat the sh*t out of him as he stared at the true origin of fire.
"Extend the Vulcan ring out to the top of the jade bottle," said the Fire Kylin.
Following his directions, Jiang Chen placed his right hand on top of the bottle.
The jade bottle, which already seemed completely cracked, started to crack even more. The cracks spread everywhere on the bottle. It started to break up.
The magnificent true origin of fire started to erupt out of the bottle and rush toward the Vulcan ring on Jiang Chen's hand.
Jiang Chen screamed. His hand felt as if it was melting. The intense pain was so horrible that he thought he was going to go crazy.
"Hold on!" The Fire Kylin's tone seemed as if it was full of concern.
To absorb the outrageous origin of fire was no easy task.
If Jiang Chen failed at this, the origin of fire would self-destruct. Wind Cloud City would be destroyed, and Jiang Chen would disappear as well.
Jiang Chen was way beyond hearing anything that the Fire Kylin was saying. His heart was pounding wildly, and it seemed as if the blood in his entire body was ablaze. The martial soul of the Undying Holy Bird couldn't be contained any longer. It appeared and spread its wings in the passage.
The Solar Golden Flame and the Sky-burning Evil Flame were rampaging in his body, like bolting wild horses.
"If this continues, I will evaporate," Jiang Chen thought to himself.
Under normal circumstances, the Vulcan ring would absorb the origin of fire easily and refine it slowly.
However, right now, the Vulcan ring wasn't able to tame the origin of fire. Jiang Chen needed to refine it right now.
As he was thinking about this, he felt an intense pain once again. He almost lost his sanity.
Gritting his teeth, Jiang Chen silently activated the manual that he'd inherited from the Celestial Phoenix.
To some extent, this manual was the best place to upgrade one's fire element.
The thing was that if one failed, one would have to face death.
If one succeeded, then it would be as if one had gained a new life.
Back when he was fighting the Demons, Jiang Chen had even been able to endure the torture in the Demon fetus. He was not going to allow himself to be defeated easily.
The surging flames in the passage started to re-form in a more orderly manner, and soon they were reconfigured into the body of a fire phoenix.
Jiang Chen resembled a Fire God. His muscles looked as if they had been molded by fire.
Suddenly, the Fire Kylin, who was still in the Vulcan ring, saw his previous master's shadow coming from Jiang Chen.
"Master, take me along! Take me along! Don't leave me behind!"
The Fire Kylin was born for the origin of fire. If anything were to happen to the origin of fire today, it would have an extremely large impact on him. His emotions were nearly out of control.
Fortunately, no one was there to witness such a bizarre scene.
After getting through the hardest moments, Jiang Chen was finally able to relax.
He sat with both his legs crossed as he levitated in mid-air. His body became the core of the fire source.
The Law of Fire started chasing after the Law of Thunder.
The Solar Golden Flame and the Sky-burning Evil Flame were starting to become a part of the Genuine Fire of the Sun.
"He is succeeding? This is not possible."
The Fire Kylin suddenly realized what was happening. He was in utter shock.
Under normal circumstances, the inheritor of the Fire Emperor needed to go through a long period of time to be able to refine the origin of fire into the Genuine Fire of the Sun.
Jiang Chen had been able to achieve this so fast, which was completely beyond the Fire Kylin's expectations.
"This guy is definitely not human."
The Fire Kylin, who had figured out long ago that Jiang Chen was no simple man, was more certain about that than ever now.
In the process of refining the Genuine Fire of the Sun, he was imperceptibly changing the condition of his whole body.
His Law of Fire had the most obvious change.
For a master of a fire like the Genuine Fire of the Sun to be able to completely gain control over it, one needed to have extraordinary attainments to be able to exert its power.
To put it another way, the Genuine Fire of the Sun and Jiang Chen were made for each other.
After a long, long time, Jiang Chen let out a long sigh. The passage which had been brimming with light returned to darkness at once.
The jade bottle fell onto the ground and let out a crisp shattering sound.
Other than that, there was no movement.
This was because the thing containing the Genuine Fire of the Sun was no longer the jade bottle. It was instead Jiang Chen himself.
A ball of flame ignited on Jiang Chen's palm, lighting up the whole passage.
The light of the flame was shining on Jiang Chen's handsome face, which was wearing his signature smile.
"From now on, you are the Fire Emperor," said the Fire Kylin seriously, which was rare for him.
"No, I am who I am."
Jiang Chen smiled faintly. The title of Fire Emperor wouldn't define who he was.
The Fire Kylin took a while to understand what Jiang Chen had meant. He was deeply shocked. Immediately, he couldn't hold in his curiosity anymore, and he asked Jiang Chen his identity.
"This sort of thing can only be told to people who are close to me, for example, a friend," said Jiang Chen.
Even though the Fire Kylin hadn't come out of the ring, his tone revealed his disappointment.
"So, I need you to keep it a secret for me," said Jiang Chen.
"What?" The Fire Kylin was stunned and surprised. He experienced a weird feeling in his heart.
From the meaning of those words, Jiang Chen had treated him as one of his friends.
"My holy soul came from ancient times. I am a heavenly god who decided to stay after the Great World was shattered."
"After the Great World was shattered, the force of the heavens couldn't be used anymore." The Fire Kylin pointed out this doubtful point.
He had also existed since ancient times, therefore he understood the history and the laws pertaining to it.
"I reincarnated. I have gone through nine reincarnations, as I repair this world bit by bit.
The meaning of this simple sentence surpassed the Fire Kylin's imagination.
After a long while, these were the only two words the Fire Kylin could think of to say.
"Right now, the Black Yellow Great World is about to be restored just like it was before. Then the force of the heavens will be restored, and the heavenly gods will return once again."
"Hee, hee, hee, if the heavenly gods come back to rebuild the Celestial Land and ask for your allegiance, what will you do?" The Fire Kylin suddenly thought of something and asked casually.
However, to Jiang Chen, these casual words were like a beam of sacred light flashing through his head.
He suddenly understood why back in the old days a mysterious girl had told him that the real crisis would begin after the Great World was restored.
The Fire Kylin was still waiting for an answer. Suddenly, the whole passage shook vigorously.
"This can't be."
The Fire Kylin was thinking that if the origin of fire had been refined, there shouldn't be any energy fluctuations.
"This means someone is trying to penetrate the passage."
Jiang Chen's expression changed. He realized that the palace on the precipice had been discovered by others.
Shen Xingchen and the others were still up there. Jiang Chen didn't want anything to happen to them.
A number of people had gathered in the hall. There were the Dragon Race and other treasure hunters.
Sheng Xingchen and the others had been captured for interrogation.
This team didn't have enough determination to not say a single word if the penalty was death. Therefore, the news of Jiang Chen being in the underground passage was revealed to others.
The one who had just attacked was from the Dragon Race.
However, besides the vigorous shaking, the floor of stone bricks didn't budge at all.
"How did that person get in?"
Those who had failed to enter the passage vented their anger at Shen Xingchen's team.
"It is just as I said. We have no reason to hide."
Looking at a bunch of Venerable Sovereigns, Fang Shen didn't dare to use any tricks.
"By asking like this, they're not going to be honest. How about this, we kill one, then if the answer they give is not effective, we will kill another," someone said eerily.
These words scared Shen Xingchen and the others out of their wits.
Fortunately, the passage opened.