SOTR Chapter 62

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Chapter 62: Sharply Counterattacking the Long Family

These three men were all trained warriors who were willing to die for their mission from the Soaring Dragon manor. They were, ordinarily, wholly unafraid of dying – but there was a sense of terror in Jiang Chen’s smile that made them shiver all over, yet not from cold.

“Jiang Chen, why ask if you know everything? Deal with us straightforwardly!”

“Kill us!”

“You want to die? It’s not that easy. Tell me, how many are there in your operation this time, and who’s in charge?” Jiang Chen had no doubt that all of this had something to do with the duke of Soaring Dragon.

Except, what was most important was how many people the duke of Soaring Dragon had sent out.

“You won’t be able to escape anyways, so what’s the harm in telling you? The person leading the operation to kill you this time is a true qi master. Jiang Chen, although you got rid of us, you’re destined to die!”

“True qi master?” Jiang Chen hadn’t thought that he would occupy such weight in the duke of Soaring Dragon’s heart for him to send a true qi master!

But, the more the duke of Soaring Dragon was thus, the more it incited Jiang Chen’s pride.

“So what if he’s a true qi master?”

As strong as a true qi master was, it wasn’t as if he, Jiang Chen, was completely without advantage. The “God’s Eye” and the other two abilities he had, gave him many advantages that true qi masters did not boast of.

Not to mention many of the numerous preparations he had made before hadn’t even been employed yet.

When these preparations and personal advantages were combined, Jiang Chen was confident that he could also contend with a true qi master. If he employed them well, it wasn’t impossible for him to kill a true qi master!

After coaxing out the information, Jiang Chen naturally didn’t leave the three of them alive. After executing them one by one, he selected a death warrior that was built vaguely like him.

Jiang Chen began disguising himself at the scene. His powers of disguise were not empty bluster.

Very quickly, Jiang Chen had made himself mostly like this person with a shake of his body. He then conveniently took possession of the person’s black colored clothing and facial mask.

After completing his great transformation, an idea grew in Jiang Chen’s heart. He disposed of the four corpses and cleaned up the area, continuing on his way.

“This can’t be the only ambush, but I don’t know if the true qi master will be waiting for me up front… I must catch him unawares, if I’m to take on a true qi master.”

However, if it was his purposeful intent against someone else’s unformed planning, and he was able to catch the other by surprise, then he would have a sixty to seventy percent surety of this working.

After all, the technique “Moonshatter Flying Daggers”, accompanied by the nine unpredictable Layered Feather Throwing Daggers, was most adept at catching an opponent by surprise, and in obtaining the upper hand by catching someone unawares.

After walking roughly fifteen to twenty five kilometers, he had drawn even closer to the capital.

The official road would start after this bit of mountain pass, and if the others wanted to start something, they would have to think twice before engaging him on the official road.

Therefore, this last obstacle would be sure to appear before he circled around this mountain ridge.

Indeed, as he closed within one thousand meters of the mountain ridge, Jiang Chen’s “Boulder’s Heart” detected a hint of an opposing sensation.

This kind of pressure was concealed quite well, almost to the point of being undetectable.

If Jiang Chen hadn’t trained in “Boulder’s Heart”, he would’ve never discovered this with purely the instinct of a martial dao practitioner alone. Even a true qi master would have been hard pressed to notice, not to mention his mere seven meridians true qi.

However, the ability of “Boulder’s Heart” trained one’s mental strength, making Jiang Chen’s instinct abnormally sensitive and much stronger than many true qi masters.

“Forget it, if it’s a face to face conflict, I’m out in the open whereas the other is concealed. There’s no chance of winning. I can only take a risk and make a gamble. I only hope that the other has sent just one true qi master. If there are two true qi masters, then I can only make my getaway and escape to the depths of the mountain.”

Jiang Chen had settled on a plan,and didn’t drag his feet, sprinting towards the front.

When he’d reached about three hundred meters from the ambush site, a few figures shot out with whooshing sounds from the shadows, halting him in his path.

“Old Ge, number five, why are you alone?”

The person speaking had a tone that cut like the edge of a blade. His eyes seemed to be that of a keen edge which could penetrate metal and stone as it raked over Jiang Chen’s body.

“My Lord, I have intelligence of that Jiang Chen.”

“What intelligence?” The leader was the duke of Soaring Dragon’s confidante, Long San, and the main organizer of the operation to kill Jiang Chen.

“We’ve discovered something along the way.” Jiang Chen respectfully handed over with both hands a package he’d long since prepared.

The leader was obviously quite circumspect as he unwrapped the package with a flick of his longsword.

At this moment, Jiang Chen’s body suddenly moved and his hand tremored, a current of true qi flinging the package directly at the leader.

At the same time, his left hand moved with a powerful, continuous motion.

Whoosh, whoosh, whoosh!

The Layered Feather Throwing Daggers transformed into five beams of cold light and shot towards the five on the side.

With the properties of the Layered Feather Throwing Daggers and the mysteries of “Moonshatter Flying Daggers”, attacking at such a close distance added wings to the tiger that was the throwing daggers.

Apart from one person who was slightly further away and flinched instinctively when he saw the flash of cold light, the other four didn’t have any reaction at all.

When they felt a cold draft on their necks, their throats had already been pierced.

The one who evaded this calamity hadn’t dodged all of it. The Leathered Feather Throwing Dagger shot into his left shoulder.

Of course, Jiang Chen had merely incidentally attacked these five.

His main target was still locked on the leader’s body. The second the package had shook itself open, he had used true qi to agitate the streams of smoke inside to spread out in the span of a moment.

The leader Long San had witnessed many large happenings before. When he saw the smoke percolating through the air, he knew something was amiss with this smoke, and hastily covered his nose, slight emotion flickering in his eyes. His body rapidly backed up until he was a hundred steps away.

He then took a look at his five underlings. Four were already down, and one was injured.

“You… You’re Jiang Chen!” Long San roared lowly, his eyes like those of a violent beast’s shooting out thick killing intent.

“You’ve guessed correctly.” Jiang Chen stared faintly at Long San. “I saw you in the Soaring Dragon manor.”

“Huh. So what. Your Jiang family is setting yourself against the duke of Soaring Dragon. That’s bringing destruction down upon yourself.” Long San didn’t conceal his identity in the slightest.

“Bringing destruction down upon myself?” Jiang Chen laughed contemptuously. “Do you think that you, someone who’s about to die, has the right to say such things to me?”

“What do you mean?” Long San’s gaze grew nervous.

“You must surely think that you evaded the poisonous smoke because you covered your nose.”

The edges of Jiang Chen’s lips moved slightly as they revealed some hints of mockery. “However, my poison is all pervasive. You covered your nose, but did you cover your ears?

Even if you could cover your ears, could you cover every single pore?

Unless you were prepared well in advance, and prepared a defense of true qi within your body, defending yourself while the poison invaded and used the true qi to force it out.”

Jiang Chen’s tone was diffident and remote. Whether it was a true qi master or an ordinary practitioner, anyone who allowed Jiang Chen within ten meters of themselves was equivalent to laying half their life in Jiang Chen’s hands.

Long San’s pupils contracted rapidly as they shot out the violent, brutal light of a wild beast.

Jiang Chen however, was in no hurry to walk up to him. Rather, he stayed a hundred meters away from Long San, walking in circles.

Out of Long San’s five underlings now, four were dead and one was injured. A peculiar poison had invaded Long San’s body. Jiang Chen would naturally not attack brashly.

He had all the time in the world to dawdle.

However, Long San didn’t have the luxury of wasting time. The more time he wasted, the more the poison would seep through his body.

He continually fished out various antidotes from his self, but they were all useless to a fault.

“Zhang Qi, are you a death warrior under the command of me, Long San, or not? Have you lost your will to fight after your shoulder was hurt?” Long San knew that continuing to waste time like this was not the thing to do.

His only point of reliance now was on this injured underlying. An injured shoulder was not a fatal injury.

That Zhang Qi kept circling not too far and not too close.

When he heard Long San’s admonishment, he roared lowly, “Lord San, I will return to pass on this information and bring reinforcements to avenge you!”

When he’d finished, this Zhang Qi actually sprang off the balls of his feet and leapt towards the depths of the trees and shrubbery, making a clean getaway.

Jiang Chen laughed softly, “Why don’t you stay.”

Two Layered Feather Throwing Daggers, one taking the left and the other taking the right, sealing off Zhang Qi’s escape.

Pfft!

Moonshatter Flying Daggers could scatter the sun, moon and the stars.

Although this Zhang Qi was of eight meridians true qi, his will had been seized from him and he was fleeing in abject panic. He was a walking target in Jiang Chen’s eyes.

Add to that Jiang Chen’s “God’s Eye” scanning the surroundings, he could make exceedingly accurate judgements about Zhang Qi’s escape path and his next move.

Therefore, there was absolutely no chance of missing the mark this time!

Long San’s face was ashen as he muttered, cursing, “Coward, coward. To think that I, Long San, would raise such a coward as a death warrior.”

After half a day, some wandering practitioners riding a horse carriage stopped in front of the door to the Soaring Dragon manor.

“Who are you to dare loiter in front of the manor of the duke of Soaring Dragon?” The manor’s guards immediately appeared and sought to banish these wandering practitioners.

One of the middle aged practitioners smiled apologetically, “Don’t be mad sir, don’t be mad. We haven’t come to act wildly on this trip. We’re purely helping a fellow deliver someone here, fulfilling the spirit of helping each other while in the outside world.”

“Deliver someone? Deliver who?” The manor guard’s tone was quite unfriendly.

“The man who entrusts us to deliver this man said this man’s name is Long San. He said this is a strong practitioner in your Soaring Dragon manor, and that he was poisoned in the course of executing a mission outside. This is most urgent for us to bring him back. He said to ask the strongest poison master within the manor to take a look. We are also trying our best to do what someone else asked us to do.”

“Lord San?” The manor guard was dumbfounded when he heard Long San’s vaulted name. “Where is he?”

“In the carriage, please take a look sir guard, and see if he’s someone in your manor. If not, then we were the ones played for a fool.”

The manor guard jerked at the curtain on the carriage and took a look inside. His expression changed drastically upon seeing the person inside as he hollered, “All of you, wait here. I’ll go in and make a report!”

A group of those notable people with power in the Soaring Dragon manor soon surged out. Although Long San was merely a hired thug for the duke of Soaring Dragon, he was one of the strongest five people within the duke of Soaring Dragon’s manor.

Although he was just a leader of the guards, he had committed many covert actions for the duke of Soaring Dragon, and thus the duke of Soaring Dragon relied heavily on him.

And now, this Long San had been poisoned and sent back by some wandering practitioners, his status unknown. How could this not bewilder and shock the entire Soaring Dragon dukedom?

Long San was a true qi master! The number of people who could harm him in the Eastern Kingdom could basically be counted on one hand!


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56 thoughts on “SOTR Chapter 62” - NO SPOILERS and NO CURSING

    1. It’s really good. I only have one fear, it’s that it turns later into the same type that ATG (after a certain level, no more funny trick, just a ruthless boring MC that doesn’t even use his brain anymore).

        1. Same here. I stopped reading ATG since that time he came back from the dead. (Grandpa arc). The only novel im so eager to read now is SOTR. Other novels i read them in batches.

          1. *GDK is good , 385 chapters as of now, but pace slowed by a lot due to some assholes (Qidian) Now it’s 1 chap a week*

      1. Yes Yun Che had turned into the most despicable MC I’ve ever seen, his thirst for blood is unbearable, and his lust is more so, promising every women he get all his love and time like he could devide himself into one hundred to make up for those promises, and that guy would even use a grenade to kill a fly just to make sure he really kills it. I still read it but I’m not fond of the MC anymore in fact I don’t really care about what happens to him, whether good or bad, I just want to see the story development, that is if I can keep watching his inhuman ways of doing things.

          1. Ah this moment. The moment when he officially stepped in the land of antagonist. Seriously, when you watch the story right now, the survivor of the Burning Heaven Clan makes a better MC than the MC. And with just a little more efforts (just like making his sexual aggression official), the MC would make a perfect antagonist. I only pray for a plot twist like this of this story will turn horrible.

        1. You should read Peerless Martial God… It all started so well, with the MC pointing out the stupidity of villain logic in wuxia, and for a good while he was training to put those overbearing nobles in their place. Then he became the most overbearing character in the novel… And with the author writing about how “natural and unrestrained” he is all the time. I don’t think I’ve ever seen a novel where the author tells us more about how awesome the MC is rather than having his actions speak for themselves. Normally I don’t drop novels because I am curious to see how the story unfolds, but this became the first one I dropped even though it had an excellent translator with very frequent updates.

        2. The most despicable MC I have met so far is not Yun Che, he’s not pure good but he’s not evil either, the one I really dislike is Chu Feng of Martial God Asura, he’s cruel, ruthless, sexist and also a rapist, he kills entire families because they challenge his authority, he can exterminate your clan if you piss him off and the narrator actually claims he’s “heroic, noble and well-mannered, with a virtuous character”.

          1. Agreed Chu Feng is a lot worse. He’s raped three girls so far and has killed millions of innocent in his mass slaughters.

        1. I love ATG. To me, Yun Che makes sense. If I was living in a wuxia reality, I’d be a cruel as needed to protect the ones I care about.

          Like wandering dragon said: did you forget his backstory? He killed over 7 million people in one day during his past life. What’s one measly burning heaven clan?

          Furthermore, Yun Che was justified, IMO, to annihilate the burning heaven clan. He gave them numerous options to end the enmity. In fact he willingly said lets end this problem here. But then they go and kidnap his Little Aunt and grandfather. Idk about y’all, but I’d murder anyone who kidnaps or hurts my family. Idc about the law. Blood deserves blood.

          I love Yun Che because he is a grey character. He isn’t wholly pure and good, nor is he outright evil. He has both within (like every normal person), and thus is more human than most xanxia MCs.

        2. Don’t misunderstand, I don’t have any problems with the things Yun Che does (well except maybe giving some ultra op boost to girls just to touch them for 15 minutes each but whatever).
          What I dislike is the way he does this things. At first it was really interesting (using some OP herb to become invisible and infiltrate the clan to hurt his enemy, disguising himself as a doctor to infiltrate the sect branch just to kill someone and rob treasures . . .) Now he just enter by the door, kill everyone that come close to him and come back home leaving only corpse inside. There is no surprise and it’s not really that interesting.

          So now I just wait for him to ascend in a better world, so he returns to a weak cultivator and has to use his brain once more.

      2. I on the other would like to see everybody die so the story is fine with me. Except for the excessive groping which seems to be just beating around the bush. Anyway, there would come a time that you would eventually want to annihilate every single piece of shit that has wronged you so much. When that time comes you’ll understand.

      3. that’s what i fear most about this novel as well. His choice of weapon as throwing daggers however does fill me with hope. Would be great if a protagonist could stay as a thinker in a wuxia that employs anything at their disposal to win a fight rather than just swing their sword about. I really hope he doesn’t end up wielding a sword.

          1. he can bond with something else can’t he? like a spear or you know what? a book, have him be a caster type lad who opens pages in his fun little book and can wield the elements. Anything other than a sword. flying daggers are a great start. Hell if he must wield the sword then combine it with other powerful weapons to complement the swords own weaknesses. Could just stay wielding his fists as well if he finds himself a nice pair of gloves. ugh i hate swords after reading so many Xianxia where the protagonist cuts through whatever with his bloody sword, or even wuxia where swords seem to take 1st priority.

      4. I really have big hopes for this MC, because first he is not an avenger, second he is not after the subjugation of everyone around him and he is not trying to be an unedifying god, third he is not looking for creating a big harem and he even turn around the reputation the previous owner of his body had. This guy main objective is to explore a world which he could only look at for millions of years, he is trying to get involve with mundane stuff the lesser possible way so this not end up affecting his cultivation later on. He is merciful since he wont kill someone just because that person provoke him, you have to touch his bottom line in order for him to finish you off. His sense of justice is pretty good and he is building up a good reputation. Unless the author is a complete retard I don’t see how he would manage to ruin the MC or the story.
        One last thing he even hate using underhanded method like poison, unlike Yun Che who only use poison on his previous life, he is only using poison to deal with the people after him coz he is currently weak and they were the first to start this poison war so its totally understandable if he deal with them the same way.

        1. I think the precious owner of the body was not so bad. From what we saw, he was not serious at all in his training, he always had some trouble. But he was honest with his friends, and didn’t seem to act like other noble sons (I don’t think there was murder or rapes in the troubles he caused).
          Also, he managed to seize the heart of the princess before the reincarnation (even if I don’T understands how he could do it, or even when did he have the occasion to do it).

  1. I bet he place some kind of trap in the body, probably poison that will spread to the surrounding when someone try to cure that guy. MC even deliberately told them to have best poison master to take a look, so it should be his attempt to rekt the guy who poison his father.

    1. It may also be a way to probe his opponents. If the test is enough to kill the best poison master of the faction, or if this one is at least unable to heal the guy, then that’s mean poison will be enough to finish them.

  2. I don’t know why this MC family call himself the top family in the kingdom when they don’t even have proper guards to protect them when an out of the capital sect have a larger number of fighters…

    1. hey do you really read this novel ? do you not know that the mc’s father is only a average duke before so how could they have op guards? and the story is on a event now no political power allowed

      1. Yeah, totally right this guy really didn’t read the story, their main force is back at home, they were only allowed to bring a few people for self-defense. and on the other hand the first four duke has power that more than double the other dukes and the system is build on their favors. So you cant compare the power of the first duke with the fourteenth.
        I only wish a double release since the story is new people would like to go a little faster and not a single chapter every 2 days.

  3. Wow, this was a really good chapter. I was a bit disappointed last time because with him fleeing the first time it seemed like trouble came upon him when he was looking to avoid it and should have been able to. But when a calculating MC goes looking for trouble, then it’s always going to be an enjoyable read.

  4. I think it would take two hands actually.

    I’m betting that the corpse is a trap meant to poison the guy that poisoned his dad. I wonder if its dangerous enough to kill the duke’s entire clan? I’m kinda doubting it for plot reasons, but it would certainly be the most effective way of dealing with the problem.

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