Seeing the mercenary continuously bow his head, Jian Chen furrowed his eyebrows. These types of people were the ones he couldn’t stand the most.
“Fiji, what are you doing, hurry up and get up! You’re throwing away our face, even if we die, that will be it, what use is there to fear?” Seeing that mercenary continue to bow his head down at Jian Chen, one of the other mercenaries couldn’t help but curse at him.
“Fiji, you cowardly bastard, in my entire life I have never seen such a brother like you.”
The mercenary called Fiji who was kneeling had caused the rest of his mercenaries friends to look on at him with an extreme amount of disdain.
Jian Chen looked at the mercenaries who were shouting at Fiji with some admiration. For those who clung to their lives so cowardly like Fiji, Jian Chen held them in contempt the most.
“Do you have something to say still?” Jian Chen ignored the one who was bowing his head and looked at the other mercenaries.
Hearing that, the mercenaries looked at each other with a sorrowful look of regret. They clearly knew that they were under Jian Chen’s mercy, but it was most likely that they would stay within the Magical Beast Mountain Range forever without being able to see tomorrow’s sun.
“Whether you kill us or cut our flesh, do what you wish, there is nothing more to say.” A stubborn mercenary said firmly. Jian Chen had brought them to heel by using his fists and legs alone, this type of strength had caused them all to consider running away, but they clearly knew within their hearts that running away would have practically no chance of success.
“I’ll give you all one chance to live. Hand over all of your Class 2 Monster cores, and you may go. Otherwise, you will all die here. Pick now, I will wait for your decision.” Jian Chen said gently.
Faced with that decision, none of the mercenaries hesitated at all. Immediately nodding their heads, they all obediently took out every single Class 2 Monster Core from within their Space Belt and piled them all together neatly. Although they were all very reluctant to part with them, they weren’t stupid and knew that this wasn’t the time to be stingy.
Jian Chen swept his gaze over the pile where there weren’t even over 10 Class 2 Monster Cores. “Now hand over the monster cores.”
Obediently, one of the mercenaries scooped up the monster cores from the ground and placed them all within Jian Chen’s hand. Once Jian Chen took the monster cores in his hands, he waved them away, “Go on then, I’m feeling generous today. I may be letting you go, but if we meet each other again in the same situation, don’t expect it to be the same.”
The mercenaries didn’t bother to stay around and ran with their tails between their legs. Seeing the mercenaries disappear into the forest, Jian Chen smiled as he stored away the Class 2 Monster Cores within his Space Belt. Kneading his fists, he muttered to himself, “I don’t know how long it has been since I’ve used my fists to attack people. Although it feels a little weird, it’s not all that bad.”
“For these mercenaries, killing Class 2 Magical Beasts for their monster cores is not an easy task. I’ve taught them a lesson, but since this is their only source of Class 2 Monster Cores, this will definitely not be the last time I will see them. Sooner or later, many more people will come by this way; haha, I don’t know how many people there will be, but with a prize of ten thousand purple coins, I hope that even stronger people come. Otherwise, my plan will progress too slowly.”
“With this type of good opportunity, I will definitely profit as much as I can. Since all those who are trying to find me are enemies, I won’t need stay my hand. The weak are food for the strong, this is the absolute rule of this world.”
Jian Chen’s face slowly revealed a look of expectation; because of his cultivation, his monster core consumption rate was dozens of times or maybe a hundred times more than others. He had no other choice but try to earn more monster cores because of the glows in his dantian. He had been forced to give up using the World Essence to cultivate and now only relied on the monster cores instead.
Not too long after the mercenaries had left, they immediately spread the news of Jian Chen’s whereabouts. Soon enough, Jian Chen’s position in the Magical Beast Mountain Range was well known by everyone. Quickly, every single mercenary and other parties of power began to rush over to try and overtake him.
At this moment, Jian Chen was sitting in the area with no intentions of leaving. Sitting on a tree 30 meters away, he was completely concealed by the tree leaves with barely any parts of his body being visible between the gaps in the leaves. In this situation, it was very difficult to see him.
Not too long after, a group of 40 mercenaries slowly walked into the area near where Jian Chen was sitting. All of them were wearing steel helmets with full body armor while being armed to the teeth. Not a single one of them looked to be in disarray, and instead looked to be very well trained.
The moment Jian Chen saw these mercenaries through the gaps in the leaves, the name of a single mercenary group flashed through his brain. Immediately, a flash of killing intent could be seen in his eyes as his face grew serious.
“Crash!” A sound came from within the leaves as Jian Chen leaped down from the tree top.
“Be careful, someone came down from the trees…”
Just as Jian Chen flew down from the treetops, the armored mercenaries below began to shout as each one of them pulled out a Saint Weapon at the ready to fight.
Jian Chen’s feet kicked off the tree, causing him to fly 20 meters forward before finally landing nimbly on the ground right in front of the mercenaries.
“Who are you?!”
The front most armored mercenary stepped toward Jian Chen yelling for him to identify himself.
Jian Chen’s solemn face looked through the group with a careful eye. It was a shame that he saw no familiar figures within the group, “You are the Zhou Mercenaries.” Jian Chen said, it was no question.
“That’s right, we are the Zhou Mercenaries. Who are you, and why do you block our path?” The mercenary who was at the front slowly demanded.
The Zhou Mercenaries weren’t weak, and could be considered to be within the top 5 mercenary groups within Wake City. Adding onto their affiliation with the Zhou Clan in Wake City, it had given them plenty of arrogance.
Once he had confirmed their identities, a large amount of killing intent emerged from Jian Chen in waves of energy. Without anymore words, Jian Chen took out his Light Wind Sword and began to charge at the Zhou Mercenaries.