Chapter 215: Participation of the Zhou Clan
At this moment, the Zhou clan leader Zhou Butong’s face was exceptionally grim. Staring at Jian Chen with a gaze that had lost the original glare of disdain, he no longer thought Jian Chen was just a youth. Now, Zhou Butong thought him to be an opponent of an equal level and didn’t dare to belittle him any longer.
That was because of Jian Chen’s first two strikes allowing Zhou Butong to determine Jian Chen to be very strong. If he hadn’t made a move, then his son Zhou Yun would have been killed. Furthermore, when he made a move to protect his son, he had moved at the fastest speed he could muster. Jian Chen’s three sword strikes were something that he couldn’t afford to underestimate, and the third strike had caused him to act out of necessity.
Secretly, Zhou Butong had felt shock within his heart. Jian Chen couldn’t have been any older than twenty, but for such a young man he had such a disproportionate amount of strength. Due to his accumulated amount of experience over the years, he could guess that Jian Chen had no major person backing him up. Yet, he couldn’t believe that a youth with no major power behind him would be able to have the strength of a Great Saint Master.
Zhou Butong stared evenly at Jian Chen. “I don’t know which clan my young friend here is a part of and what grievances you have with my son Zhou Yun, but perhaps this is a misunderstanding?”
“Whether or not this is a misunderstanding my heart already knows the truth. The past I will not speak of, but today I will definitely kill Zhou Yun. If your Zhou clan stays out of this, then naturally nothing will happen to you, but if your Zhou clan decides to take part, then I will eradicate it as well.” Jian Chen’s voice was calm on the surface, but there was a hint of a domineering tone to it. Yet, as the Zhou clan heard the words of Jian Chen, their expressions grew dark and the air around them began to fill with an impressive amount of killing intent.
Even as the atmosphere grew tense, Jian Chen’s attitude did not change at all from his cold demeanor.
Zhou Butong’s face grew darker as well, but nonetheless, he stared at Jian Chen and said, “You speak far too loud my friend. I can admit, your strength is quite decent, but for you to try and eradicate the entirety of my Zhou clan? Hmph, you truly think that my Zhou clan is like mud.”
“Zhou clan leader, it would appear that Zhou Yun is someone you are determined to protect.” Jian Chen’s voice gradually grew colder as his eyes flashed with a biting cold killing intent.
Zhou Butong readied his own sword, “If you wish to claim my son’s life, then let’s see your reason why.”
“Wait a moment!”
Just as the two sides readied to fight, a loud voice called out. Looking to the source of the voice, both Jian Chen and Zhou Butong realized that it belonged to a heavily armored middle aged man.
The armored man walked forward before stopping in between Jian Chen and Zhou Butong. With a small smile to Jian Chen, he said, “Fellow brother, could your grievances with the Zhou clan be resolved with a small talk? If there is a possibility of making a big problem turn into no problem, then that would be for the best. There is no need for the two of you to fight. The magical beast wave is coming to Wake City soon, and so this is the moment where the entire city must unite as one. For the sake of unison, please talk it out. After all, this magical beast wave endangers the lives of tens of thousands of ordinary citizens. Fellow brother, please think about it for a moment.” The man tried to soothe Jian Chen’s fighting spirit.
Jian Chen looked at the armored man with a calm gaze before asking him a simple question, “Who are you?”
Despite the rude way Jian Chen had asked, the armored man was not angry. Instead, he gave a faint smile and said, “I am called Duo Li, I am the commander of Wake City’s defensive soldiers and the one in charge of them.”
“So you are commander Duo Li. Commander Duo Li, please step back, this is a matter between me and them and I do not wish to involve you.” Jian Chen replied.
Commander Duo Li let out a breath of air, “Brother, these are not peaceful times, could you not sit down and talk this out?”
Jian Chen shook his head calmly, “There is nothing to talk about, Commander Duo Li, please step back.”
“Commander Duo Li, this isn’t something you should get involved in. This ignorant youth wants to destroy my Zhou clan, then I will let him know the true power of my Zhou clan. Furthermore, the mercenary group my son has shed blood and tears for has been destroyed by this youth. Speak, do you truly think there is room for discussion still?” Zhou Butong spoke as he looked at Jian Chen with the urge to kill.
“Arrogant child, let me test you for myself.” Suddenly, Zhou Butong’s figure flew toward Jian Chen with his sword bursting with Saint Force ready to split open Jian Chen as it flew down toward his head.
Jian Chen’s gaze frosted over as his Light Wind Sword flew out to block the sword.
Seeing that the situation had blown out of control, commander Duo Li narrowed his eyes and muttered to himself, “Wake City is on the verge of being besieged by a magical beast wave, and although this youth is very young, his strength is at the Great Saint Master level. With a strength like this, it is absolutely crucial that these two sides aren’t harmed. If I want to resolve the grudge between these two, I need the city lord.”
With that, commander Duo Li didn’t hesitate any more and left the area headed toward the city lord’s manor in a desperate rush.
While he ran, Jian Chen was left within the Zhou clan’s courtyard to fight against the entire Zhou clan. Zhou Butong was a Great Saint Master who had reached the Peak level twenty years ago. The distance left before reaching Earth Saint Master level was merely a step. It was only because of the danger in making the breakthrough to Earth Saint Master that caused him to stay at the Great Saint Master level. So for the past twenty years, he remained at the Peak Great Saint Master level and refined his strength.
The Light Wind Sword in Jian Chen’s hand danced in the air as it flew at Zhou Butong. Its movements flowed into each other, stroke by stroke, causing Zhou Butong to be shocked by Jian Chen’s impeccable sword technique. He had to completely devoted himself to his fighting and used the full extent of the power of a Great Saint Master. Despite that, he was still having trouble defending against Jian Chen who seemed to be on an equal level to him.
However, while Jian Chen continued to stab at Zhou Butong’s sword, he had also begun to take away the lives of the Zhou clan guards one by one.