Chapter 18 – A Written Challenge
Jiang Chen walked towards them and sat down on a chair. He looked at them casually, but remained silent.
Seeing this, the young man smiled. He didn’t feel offended at all; an alchemist who can concoct pills with 100% effectiveness certainly had the right to behave arrogantly.
“I am Lee Chang Hong from Red City’s Lee family. I pay my respects to Grand Master!”
Lee Chang Hong cupped his hands, showing respect to Jiang Chen.
“Red City’s Lee family?”
Jiang Chen was surprised, the Lee family was a big family in Red city. Their status in Red city was comparable to the Jiang family’s status within Fragrant Sky city.
However, Jiang Chen had no idea that Lee Chang Hong was currently helping the Mu Rong family in their war against the Jiang family. He also had no idea that the old man standing next to Lee Chang Hong was the alchemist who could concoct 70% effectiveness pills.
Likewise, Lee Chang Hong did not know that the grand master who can concoct 100% effectiveness pills was Jiang Chen, who he wanted to kill.
“Grand master, this tiny Fragrant Sky city is too small for a man with your abilities. You should come with me to Red city where I can promise you a high position within the Lee family! You must know, this little Jiang family isn’t even qualified to throw out my family’s garbage. It truly is a waste for a great grand master like you to stay here!”
Lee Chang Hong spoke without hiding anything.
With this speech, Jiang Chen’s feelings towards Lee Chang Hong immediately changed from neutral to disgust.
“Get lost from here.”
Jiang Chen said coldly, without showing any respect.
“What did you just say?”
The smile on Lee Chang Hong’s face froze, he never would have thought that after mentioning his name, the man in front of him would become so rude. He wondered why this grand master became angry when he was respectful and polite.
“Don’t do this the hard way. My master talking to you so politely is the best thing that will ever happen to you. In the 28 cities, there is not a single person who dares talk to my master like this.”
The old man at the Mid Qi Hai level was very angry.
“Grand master, I invited you with all my sincerity!”
Lee Chang Hong said with an angry expression.
“Get the hell out of here! Jiang Cheng, send them out.”
Jiang Chen said coldly as he turned around and left. If it wasn’t for the fact that the Jiang family and the Mu Rong family were already at war, he would have already killed him.
Jiang Chen left the hall immediately. Jiang Cheng, who stood outside, was startled.
“The grand master has an unpredictable temper… wait, the grand master knows my name?!”
Jiang Chen left, leaving Lee Chang Hong with a shocked expression. He never had to deal with something like this before, but someone in this tiny Fragrant Sky city dared to act like this.
“Young master, why don’t just kill that man right away?”
The old man said cruelly.
“Hmph! He thinks he is talented, so he dared disrespect me. Wait until I destroy the Jiang family and take over his pill shop. Then we will see how he responds!”
Lee Chang Hong let out a snort.
“Sir, please leave, you are not welcome here.”
Jiang Cheng did just what the grand master told him to do.
Lee Chang Hong gazed angrily at Jiang Cheng, before leaving the hall in anger.
-Mu Rong family!-
“Young lord Lee, how is everything? Did you meet with that grand master?”
Mu Rong Zhan asked Lee Chang Hong.
“Hmph! That man is stupid! Wait until I destroy the Jiang family, then I will have him repay me for how he acted today. Chief Mu Rong, I will help you get rid of that Jiang Chen now.”
Lee Chang Hong said.
Hearing that, Mu Rong Zhan immediately gathered his spirit, right now all he could do was dream about killing Jiang Chen, but he didn’t know how.
“Jiang Chen stays in their mansion all day, how do you plan to kill him?”
Mu Rong Zhan asked.
“I will kill him with my own hands, it’s that simple.”
Lee Chang Hong said with a smile on his face, he then started whispering something into Mu Rong Zhan’s ears.
Mu Rong Zhan’s eyes instantly brightened. He raised his thumb to Lee Chang Hong and said, “This method is incredibly brilliant! If we succeed, then we can kill Jiang Chen easily. Once Jiang Chen is dead, Jiang Zhen Hai will lose his spirit. Then the Jiang family will be no threat to us!”
At noon, Jiang Chen was cultivating the Dragon Transformation skill inside his room. He had returned to the Mayor’s mansion last night, putting aside the pill shop. Suddenly, he heard a knock on his door.
Jiang Chen furrowed his brows at the interruption.
The door opened, and Jiang Cheng came in, “Young master.”
“Jiang Cheng, if you can’t provide a good reason for disturbing me, I will break your leg for sure.”
Jiang Chen hated it when someone disturbed him while he was cultivating.
Jiang Cheng was scared and immediately said, “Young master, I didn’t want to disturb you purposely, but master wishes to see you. He asked for you to go to the meeting hall immediately.”
“My dad is looking for me, do you know why?”
Jiang Chen asked. Under normal circumstances, if Jiang Zhen Hai wanted to talk to him, then he will come by himself or ask a servant to inform him. It was rare for him to ask Jiang Chen in the meeting hall. Something bad must have happened, something terrible.
“Young master, I heard the Mu Rong family sent a written challenge! Right now, all the visiting guests and elders are gathering in the meeting hall.”
Jiang Cheng did not dare to hide anything.
“A written challenge? I will have a look.”
Jiang Chen tidied up his clothes before he walked out of his mansion towards the meeting hall. The Mu Rong family sending a written challenge was something he had not expected at all. If it was done because of Mu Rong Hao, they would have sent it yesterday instead of today.
Inside the Jiang family’s meeting hall, Jiang Zhen Hai was sitting in the main seat and next to him were 10 Qi Hai warriors, Zhou Bei Zhen one of them. In Jiang Zhen Hai’s right hand was a written challenge.
Jiang Chen walked into the hall. He looked handsome with a face as white as jade, eyes bright like sparkling stars, and a sturdy body. Everyone could tell that he was a man amongst men, and all the Qi Hai level visiting guests and elders looked at this young man and nodded their heads in approval.
At one point of time, none of these people would even bother look at this useless young master a second time, but recently he had changed dramatically, transforming into someone completely different. Even Mu Rong Zhan was insulted by him, plus the number one genius in the Mu Rong family was destroyed by him as well. Furthermore, he greeted them with respect and courtesy.
A young genius like this, everyone liked him, and everyone wanted to praise him.
“Chen’er, you are here.”
When Jiang Zhen Hai saw Jiang Chen, he finally started relaxing.
“Dad, I heard the Mu Rong family sent us a written challenge… what’s going on?”
Jiang Chen asked.
“Here’s the written challenge, take a look yourself.”
Jiang Zhen Hai passed the written challenge to Jiang Chen.
Jiang Chen glanced at the written challenge. It mentioned that in order to resolve the feud between the two families, there will be a fight in three days. The Jiang family and the Mu Rong family will both send a young man to fight in the center public square of Fragrant Sky city, and the bet is not small… each family had to bet their pill shop as a reward, and whoever lost will have to hand it over to the other.
“Haha, they even used the pill shop as the bet… They’re betting everything they have.”
Jiang Chen started laughing, throwing the written challenge aside casually. The bet on the written challenge was really big. Even though the Mu Rong family and the Jiang family had lots of businesses, what really supported their finance was the pill shop; even the herbs and materials in their trade business were also used on the pill shop.
There were only two pill shops in Fragrant Sky city, and none of them could afford to lose one. Losing one meant losing their wealth source, and Mu Rong Zhan dared use this as a bet… Looked like he was really serious about this.
“Chen’er, don’t you think there are problems with this written challenge?”
Jiang Zhen Hai asked.
“Indeed there’s a problem.”
Jiang Chen smiled, “The number one genius in the Mu Rong family has been destroyed by me, I can say that there is no one else in their family who can defeat me… unless someone in their young generation broke through to the Qi Hai realm. Only then will they have the guts to make such a decision.”
“Young master is right, he destroyed Mu Rong Hao yesterday. Mu Rong Zhan is not a fool. He clearly understands the young master’s true strength, but under such circumstances he still dares to send us a written challenge, even using the pill shop as the bet… I smell something fishy here.”
Zhou Bei Zhen said.
“I guess he must have some hidden motive, just like what young master Jiang Chen said. Maybe there’s someone from the Mu Rong family’s young generation who has reached the Qi Hai level.”
Another man said.
“Chen’er, what do you think? This written challenge, shall we accept it or not?, It is obvious who Mu Rong Zhan’s target is, you!”
Jiang Zhen Hai looked at Jiang Chen, no one in the meeting hall was stupid. It was very obvious that this written challenge’s target was Jiang Chen. Mu Rong Zhan’s hate towards Jiang Chen had exceeded his hatred towards Jiang Zhen Hai, he even wanted to kill Jiang Chen in his dreams.
With this written challenge, not only will he be able to kill Jiang Chen, he will also be able to destroy the Jiang family’s pill shop. Mu Rong Zhan’s motive was very clear.
“We will accept this challenge. If my guess is correct, then this written challenge has already been sent out to everyone in Fragrant Sky city. Everyone is waiting to witness this. If we don’t accept, people will think that we are afraid of the Mu Rong family. Then the Mu Rong family will use this to humiliate us. We’ll lose all of our dignity.”
Jiang Chen smiled casually without showing a single sign of anxiety, “And if Mu Rong Zhan wants to play, then we will play with him. I also want to see what it is he’s hiding from us.”
“Chen’er, we need to be more careful.”
Jiang Zhen Hai said worriedly as he furrowed his brows.
“Dad, don’t worry, I know what to do. Furthermore, this written challenge was sent to us. They didn’t write my name on it, but if I deny this challenge, then I will become the biggest joke in Fragrant Sky city.”
Jiang Chen used to be the Greatest Saint in the world, and he had never backed down from a challenge. He wasn’t planning on doing so for the first time now.