Chapter 1200: Returning Bountifully
“What! The Changyang clan used the Origin Formation?” The school master and many Saint Rulers changed in expression when they heard about the Origin Formation. They were also in possession of an Origin Formation, and they understood its strength extremely well. It was exactly this that made them lose their composure.
This was because even Saint Emperors could be easily killed off by the Origin Formation. It was just far too powerful, yet the Changyang clan had failed to keep Jian Chen and the others from leaving after using the formation. This obviously shocked them very much.
At this moment, all the people who expressed their disagreement obediently shut up. They dared not say another word. The Changyang clan was enough to be ranked within the top three of all the protector clans. On the other hand, the Heaven’s Incense School only had six Saint Kings and not a single one at Great Perfection. Although they used the arts of poisoning, their strength was not on par with the Changyang clan, so how could they be opponents to people that even the Changyang clan could do nothing to?
“School master, if they are telling the truth, we’re probably not their opponents. At the same time, there are various poisonous grasses planted in our miniature space. If we end up fighting here, all the grasses will be destroyed. Those grasses are our lifeblood, so we cannot afford to lose them. The Poison of Heaven’s End may pose some harm to them, but the four great elders have greatly extended themselves from casting that skill in the Death Nest. They’re still in seclusion and recuperating right now. We don’t have enough power to cast the poison a second time,” the old man said to the school master through a communication technique. He was a great elder of the protector clan as well as the only Saint King present other than the school master.
Lajund also became extremely stern. If Jian Chen and the others made their way into the miniature world, they would sustain losses far heavier than the Changyang clan. This is exactly what he wanted to see the least.
This was because the poison arts of the protector clan could only be practiced with the corresponding poisonous grasses. They planted a large number of them in their miniature world, so if they were destroyed, it would affect the overall strength of the clan. It might even lead to a long period of decline for the clan.
“Okay, I agree to your request,” Lajung was without choice and basically agreed in complete reluctance. Even with their heritage, the clan would buckle from the loss of so many high class monster cores. Lajund bled inside when he thought about the five Class 9 Monster Cores.
Jian Chen received a large number of monster cores, a Saint Tier cultivation method, and Heaven Tier Battle Skills. At the same time, he respected the agreement and no longer made things difficult for the Heaven’s Incense School.
Jian Chen’s group returned to Lore City with the antidote and got Hei Yu to consume it as soon as possible.
Even though Hei Yu’s poison was not completely purged after consuming the antidote, his complexion took a definite turn for the better.
Hei Yu no longer needed to use his own powers to suppress the poison. He smiled even though his face blackened from the poison and said, “Finally done with this bloody Poison of Heaven’s End. My life was almost pulled into it. This poison sure is strong.”
“It’s good that you’re fine. You almost just died to poison. So much for being a Saint King at Great Perfection and being protected by origin energy armor,” Hong Lian said in a mocking tone, as if she was making fun of him.
Hei Yu became awkward for once where he became speechless.
“No matter what, senior Hei Yu’s problem all arose from me. If it weren’t for the fact that I wanted to obtain the Saints’ Fruit, senior Hei Yu would not have been poisoned either. Seniors, I really need to thank you for your assistance in the past few days. I will commit your gratitude to heart and never forget about it.” Jian Chen clasped his hands at the three of them in sincerity. He spoke from the bottom of his heart. If it were not for their help, he would not have been able to obtain the Saints’ Fruit, nor would he have been able to seal up the Changyang clan, let alone use them as a deterrence against the Heaven’s Incense School to rob them of a large number of monster cores.
Hong Lian looked at Jian Chen. A faint red appeared in her pupils, as if balls of flames were leaping about inside. She said, “Jian Chen, for you to stay alive would be the greatest way for you to repay us.”
Jian Chen obviously attributed all of this to the Winged Tiger God because he really could not think of why the three of them would follow him everywhere if it were not for the Winged Tiger God. At the same time, the Winged Tiger God was the god of magical beasts while the three of them were magical beasts as well. Coupled with the fact that the rulers of the Beast God Continent wanted to scheme against the Winged Tiger God, it was rather straightforward why the three of them would step forward to protect the white tiger.
Although Hei Yu had received the antidote, there was still residual poison within him, so he still needed a few days. Jian Chen, Hong Lian, and Rui Jin all went their own ways after talking a little. The two of them had expended quite a lot of energy in the battle against the Changyang clan, so they both went off to recover.
Jian Chen and You Yue strolled through the large clan beside one another. All the patrolling guards they came across would kneel down on one knee and greet them as admiration burned in their eyes.
Jian Chen paid no attention to the guards. All he thought about was how to split the monster cores he had just obtained. He did not plan on using them all himself. Although there was an astonished amount, the amount of energy he needed to reach the fourth layer with his Chaotic Body was just too much. Even after absorbing the monster cores, he would be nowhere close to breaking through. If he used the monster cores on the Changyang clan and Flame Mercenaries, their strength could indeed increase by quite a lot.
Jian Chen’s expression suddenly changed. He looked into the distance and saw four small specks appear in the sky. They shot toward the Changyang clan with lightning-like speed, entering Lore City in just a few seconds and stopped outside the main entrance of the clan.
They were four middle-aged men in blood-red robes. Each and every single one of them was expressionless and possessed cold eyes. They were completely emotionless and a vague layer of Baleful Yin Force seemed to revolve around them. It caused the surrounding temperature to plummet, such that they were unapproachable.
Two rubby old men appeared at the entrance like ghosts. They stared emotionlessly at the four middle-aged men and one of them coldly questioned, “Why have you come, people from the Bloodsword sect?”
“They’ve come for me.”
A clear voice rang out from behind. Jian Chen walked out and You Yue followed behind him.
The two old men smiled amicably when they saw it was Jian Chen. They nodded at him before vanishing with a flash.
Jian Chen did not know the names of the two old men. He only knew that they were Saint Rulers of the Zu branch, so he should refer to them as great-grandfather in terms of seniority.
“The four protectors greet the sect master.”
The four middle-aged men all knelt on one knee and called out in unison.
Jian Chen hurried to make them rise. The Changyang clan owed a debt of gratitude to the four protectors since they had saved the entire clan before. He had never forgotten this.
Jian Chen brought the four protectors to his own hall. He asked, “Protectors, is there any reason why you’ve suddenly come looking for me?”
“Sect master, the old sect master has passed over the position quite a long time ago. The four of us have come under the orders of the vice sect master to invite the sect master back to the sect so that we can hold the ceremony of succession, as well as plan the future of the sect,” replied a protector.
“Protectors, may I ask if there is anyone who is against me inheriting the position?” Jian Chen tapped the desk rhythmically with his finger as he stared at the protectors in interest.
“Sect master, there is no room for doubt about your strength. Including the vice sect master, everyone is extremely supportive of you taking on the position as sect master. No one has any disagreements,” said the same protector.
Jian Chen nodded slightly and said, “Alright then, but before I go to the Bloodsword sect, there’s some matter I need to deal with. Why don’t the four of you stay in the clan for a few days, and I’ll go with you back to the sect after I deal with these matters.”
“As the sect master wishes!”
Afterward, Jian Chen found Changyang Ba and passed five hundred Class 5 Monster Cores, a hundred Class 6 Monster Cores, and ten Class 7 Monster Cores he had obtained from the Heaven’s Incense School to him to nurture the forces of the Changyang clan. Jian Chen did not care how Changyang Ba split the monster cores.
Afterward, Jian Chen entered the artifact spirit. In the center of the space stood a majestic hall. Jian Chen boldly sat on the throne in the center of the hall. Behind him quietly stood a white-robed, scholarly middle-aged man. He was like a servant.
The middle-aged man was the artifact spirit, the supreme ruler of the artifact space.
At this moment, a group of several dozen people entered the hall in an orderly fashion. They stepped gently and did not make any sounds at all. All of them were burly, thick-chested men who radiated with a bold presence. They were abnormally powerful.
After consuming the serpent dragon’s flesh and blood, their bodies had clearly become bigger.
“We greet the captain,” all sixty-six men dropped to one knee and thunderously yelled out. The commotion was so great that it contained an irresistible force.
Jian Chen said nothing. A special light flickered in his bright eyes as he slowly glanced over all of them. He became more satisfied and happy the more he looked before finally revealing a smile involuntarily.
Suddenly, Jian Chen stood up from the throne and walked down. He said, “Good, good, good. Impressive, impressive indeed. You have been improving at a divine speed recently. Of the sixty-six, forty-three of you have reached the Sixth Cycle while the remaining twenty-three are at the Fourth Cycle at the least. I believe that you will all be able to reach the Sixth Cycle without much time. You really have lived up to my wishes.”
Kai Er said, “Captain, our current achievements are all due to captain’s nurturing without holding back at all. If we did not have your nurturing, we would only have been able to reach Earth Saint Master at most with our talent. Reaching Heaven Saint Master would only be an extravagant wish.”
“That’s right. If it weren’t for captain, we probably would still be hunting magical beasts in the forests just to eat. We might not have even been able to live till this day, dying in the mouths of magical beasts by now. Our current accomplishments are all because of captain.” Mo Tian said excitedly. To all of them, becoming a Heaven Saint Master had once been an extravagant wish.
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