Chapter 1401: Another Saint Emperor
Jian Chen left by himself after bidding farewell to Yang Lie and Guihai Yidao. He shot through the sky as a stream of light on the Zi Ying Sword.
Jian Chen could not help but think through the information he had learned from Yang Lie and Guihai Yidao on the way back. He had never thought that there would have been an ancient era even before the ancient times, an era erased from history, an era where many Saint Emperors and Origin realm experts were slain mercilessly. Jian Chen found it rather chilling.
And that seal in outer space, which prevented all Saint Emperors from reaching the Origin realm, was surrounded in mysteries as well. He did not know who the mysterious expert was. Could it be like what he had guessed, that the mysteries expert was protector Shui of the arctic Ice Goddess Hall? If that was the case, why did she place the seal there?
Was it because she was seeking refuge? Or was she guarding some great treasure? Or were there any other intentions?
And why were the Winged Tiger God from the ancient times and the sea goddess able to ignore the seal and reach the Origin realm? Were they really natural spirits like Yang Lie and Guihai Yidao had guessed?
If that really was the case, then no one could have reached the Origin realm from their own efforts since ancient times, aside from the war god Aergyns.
“I agreed with my sister before that I’d visit her a year later in the Ice Goddess Hall. It’s already been a year, but I still haven’t followed up on my end of the promise. I’ll go pay a visit as soon as I deal with the urgent matters at hand. Let’s see if I can discover anything, and senior Rui Jin, Hong Lian, and Hei Yu are still trapped in the north. I must find some way to free them this time I go,” Jian Chen thought to himself. The three of them had been trapped in the Ice Goddess Hall because of him. If he did not free them, he would end up riddled with guilt, unable to forgive himself.
Jian Chen did not return to Flame City and, instead, went to the Changyang clan in Lore City.
Jian Chen’s name had spread across the continent ever since the battle against the World of Forsaken Saints. All the experts claimed him to be the reincarnation of Mo Tianyun. He had taken up the position as the greatest human expert in some sense. His return immediately threw Lore City into a mess. Virtually all the people in the city surged in the direction of the Changyang clan. Countless people wanted to catch a glimpse of the greatest human expert’s glory.
Just how great was the status as the greatest human expert? Even Saint Kings did not have the right to see him on ordinary days, so to the people of Lore City who dwelled on the lowest levels of the Tian Yuan Continent, he was like a god. Many people were willing to die an early death just to catch a glimpse of him.
The city lord of Lore City immediately reacted. He mobilized all the guards and troops in the city to ensure peace, labeling the area ten kilometers around the Changyang clan as a forbidden zone. At the same time, all the guards of the clan were mobilized, forming a second wall around the clan.
At the same time, this matter reached the ears of the king very soon. The king immediately put down all the matters at hand and quickly flew out of the imperial palace with the assistance of a Heaven Saint Master.
Besides him, all the monarchs in the neighboring kingdoms had given up their luxurious carriages and directly requested their Heaven Saint Masters to carry them through the air with rich gifts. They made their way to Lore City as quickly as they could.
Not only had Jian Chen’s arrival at the Changyang clan alert everyone in the surroundings, but it had also thrown the Changyang clan into a mess as well. All the Zu branch Saint Rulers who stayed in the back courtyards of the clan lowered their statuses and came to welcome him. Their leaders, to no surprise, were Changyang Zu Xiao, Changyang Zu Yunxiao, and Changyang Zu Yeyun.
The patriarch of the clan, Changyang Ba, immediately ordered people to prepare a large banquet. He invited his good friends as the whole clan began to celebrate. At the same time, he designated the day as a yearly celebration for the clan.
After that, when the king of the Gesun Kingdom arrived, he immediately passed on orders to designate the day as a national holiday as well.
This day was the first time the young master of the Changyang clan had returned home after becoming the greatest human expert. This day held significant importance for both the kingdom and the clan.
Jian Chen did not appear a lot during the celebrations. He left his parents and uncle Chang to handle everything. He secretly passed on messages to search for Huang Tianba, Yang Ling, and so on, requesting them to return to the Changyang clan immediately. At the same time, he got others to contact Jiede Tai, who had already returned to his own clan, and the Imperial Protectors of the Qinhuang Kingdom.
The celebrations of the clan lasted for seven whole days. Within that period of time, the people who had come to visit included quite a few Saint Rulers, Saint Kings, and even the grand elder of Mercenary City had come. The entire kingdom had celebrated.
This was the first time in history that the Gesun Kingdom had ever had such a lively and grand celebration.
Seven days later, all the guests left one by one. Huang Tianba, Yang Ling, and Jiede Tai had all arrived in the Changyang clan while the four Imperial Protectors of the Qinhuang Kingdom had hurried over from Flame City as soon as they received the news. They had been waiting in the Changyang clan for quite some time now.
The next day, Jian Chen, Changyang Ba, uncle Chang, the king, Huang Tianba, Yang Ling, Jiede Tai, the four Imperial Protectors from the Qinghuang Kingdom, and every single person of the Zu branch left the city and arrived in a nearby forest.
The disaster of the continent was still not over yet. The threat of the World of Forsaken Saints still lingered, and next time, they would certainly send far more than just five hundred Saint Emperors once the tunnel stabilized. There would definitely be Origin realm experts present as well.
As a result, Jian Chen needed to use the resources he had during this upcoming period of time to raise the overall power of the Tian Yuan Continent. He needed to prepare for the next time the foreign world invaded.
He had obtained a large amount of heavenly resources from the Xuanhuang Microcosm, but there was not enough to be considered an endless amount. He needed to raise the strength of the people around him first, even if he had to waste a little before considering other people.
Although the people around him would not all take part in the battle against the foreign world, the next battle would definitely be even more intense. Without enough strength, just the shockwaves from the fight would be enough to claim their lives.
As a result, Jian Chen was not expecting them to make any major contributions to the upcoming battle by raising their strength right now. He only hoped for them to survive.
Everyone sat on the floor within the forest. Jian Chen used the highest grade Comprehension Tea and Violet Cloud Peaches he had on him to raise their strength. The people present were either his family, friends, or someone who had helped him in the past. As a result, he did not hold back at all, sharing the best he had with them.
Among them, the king of the Gesun Kingdom was the weakest. He was only an Earth Saint Master, but the Violet Cloud Peaches did not have any restrictions. Even ordinary people could consume them.
Two days later, the rainbow clouds descended. Huang Tianba and Yang Ling broke through first. One was a peak Ninth Heavenly Layer Saint Ruler and the other was a peak Sixth Cycle Heaven Saint Master, so they were extremely close to the next realm of cultivation. As a result, they both broke through to Saint King and Saint Ruler after consuming the immortal peaches and the tea.
On the third day, an extremely tremendous pressure suddenly appeared. It caused the surrounding space to tremble and almost collapse while the energy of the world began to churn. In the sky, a layer of nine-colored clouds quickly appeared. They glowed with an extremely bright light as they enveloped the entire continent.
Changyang Zu Xiao had broken through the barrier of Saint King and had become a Saint Emperor.
Although the origin energy in the current world had vanished and the laws of the world were a mess due to the Yinyang Saint Rock, it did not mean that reaching Saint Emperor was impossible, just extremely difficult. Changyang Zu Xiao was already a Saint King at Great Perfection and only required a single step to reach Saint Emperor. The fifth grade peaches and tea just happened to provide him with enough to overcome these two problems, allowing him to breakthrough successfully in just three short days.