Chapter 2058: The Immortal Devouring Orchid
Hei Ya was immediately rendered speechless with that. Then, he became troubled. Submitting himself to Jian Chen was equivalent to betraying the fifth prince.
“Are you unwilling to agree?” Jian Chen said in a deep voice.
“I-” Hei Yu hesitated. After a while, when he thought about how Jian Chen could easily kill Bai Qi and Bai He when they worked together right after he became a Godking, Hei Yu seemed to make up his mind. He said through gritted teeth, “It’s not impossible for me to submit, but you must guarantee that the fifth prince’s entire group won’t leave the Neptunean Divine Palace. Otherwise, if the fifth prince learns that I’ve betrayed him, my clan will be devastated.”
“If you can’t do that, then I’d rather die to your hand than destroy my clan.” Hei Ya had no attachments to the fifth prince, as he was not actually willing to become a guard of the fifth prince. Instead, the fifth prince threatened him with his clan and forced him to join, so he had always resented the fifth prince slightly.
“Alright, I agree,” Jian Chen replied without hesitation. Hei Ya’s innate ability delighted him. It would be of great use sooner or later. Moreover, he had already fallen out with the fifth prince after killing the two siblings. The fifth prince would never just let the matter be, so there would be a battle between them sooner or later.
Afterwards, Hei Ya immediately swore a blood oath, offering his loyalty to Jian Chen. However, he did reiterate that as long as the fifth prince was still alive, he would not be on Jian Chen’s side.
“I need to leave first and find a place to hide. I can’t let the fifth prince know that I’ve betrayed him, or once he leaves here alive, my clan will be done for,” Hei Ya said grimly.
“You can stay in the Neptunean Mountains. It’s very safe here. No one can threaten you. If the fifth prince comes here, even if he has the protection of experts from the Godkings’ Thorne, it’s certain death,” said master Chanlong.
Hei Ya looked at master Chanlong and could not help but think about Bai He’s orchid exploding for no reason. He asked fearfully, “Did you secretly pull some strings when I tried to run away earlier?”
Master Chanlong nodded.
“Alright, I’ll stay in the Neptunean Mountains for now then,” Hei Ya agreed in an extremely straightforward manner.
Afterwards, Hei Ya found a nearby cave to dwell in. Jian Chen looked at Chanlong, on the other hand, and asked, “It looks like you’ve had a fortuitous encounter. You’ve even surprised me when you killed that orchid, and I had no inkling at all when you stopped Hei Ya.”
Chanlong exhaled deeply, “I did indeed experience a fortuitous encounter. Jian Chen, if I say I can effortlessly kill Primordial realm experts here, would you believe me?”
Jian Chen’s eyes shone brightly as he stared at Chanlong. He was extremely stern as he studied Chanlong carefully. After quite a long while, he said, “I believe you. But just how did you get such great strength all of a sudden?”
“I can control the Grand Exalt’s formations in the Neptunean Mountains. The entire region of the Neptunean Mountains is my domain,” Chanlong hid nothing from Jian Chen and told him the truth.
Jian Chen’s eyes narrowed in shock as he struggled to remain calm.
After a long time, he let out a deep exhale and slowly calmed down. He stared at the severed pieces of the orchid. He now knew that it had been slain by the Grand Exalt’s formations under Chanlong’s control.
Suddenly, Jian Chen’s eyes narrowed. With a flash, he appeared among the broken pieces and discovered a thumb-sized seed within a piece of broken root. It shone with a hazy light. A powerful vitality was hidden in there. It was very extraordinary.
“Hmm? Master, this is an Immortal Devouring Orchid,” at this moment, the sword spirits’ voices rang out in Jian Chen’s head once again. It had been quite a long time since they last communicated with him.
“Immortal Devouring Orchids come from the Immortals’ World and only grow in the Immortals’ World. This orchid can cultivate through devouring all life forms, allowing it to grow at astonishing speeds. It’s a very special organism, and even in the Immortals’ World, it’s rare. Many large sects and organisations would especially nurture an Immortal Devouring Orchid as a guardian spirit for their organisation,” said the sword spirits.
“Although the Saints’ World and the Immortals’ World stand on different sides, some people still cross the worlds. This Immortal Devouring Orchid came from the Immortals’ World. There’s no doubt about it. It’s just that in the Saints’ World, many people don’t recognise the Immortal Devouring Orchid, nor do they know of its true value. Otherwise, it would never just be overlooked like this.”
“But the Immortal Devouring Orchid is already dead now. There’s only a seed left,” Jian Chen sighed as he shook his head.
“Master, Immortal Devouring Orchids are grown from seeds like these. The seed in your hand is equivalent to the descendant of the Immortal Devouring Orchid that just died. You need to drop your blood onto the seed so that it gains your presence. This way, once the seed germinates, it will treat you as its only owner. Moreover, master’s blood is chaotic blood, so the Immortal Devouring Orchid will evolve with your blood. The orchid is a special organism. It grows extremely quickly. I believe it’ll be of great help to master very soon,” Qing Suo’s crisp and gentle voice rang out in Jian Chen’s head, urging him to make the orchid his own by dripping blood on it.
Jian Chen did not drip his blood on the seed immediately. Instead, he asked Chanlong for the seed while holding it. After all, the Immortal Devouring Orchid was slain by Chanlong, so it was his spoils of the battle logically.
“Since you’re interested in this seed, just take it,” Chanlong did not mind. In reality, he and Jian Chen had gone through thick and thin during the journey from the Cloud Plane. They had gone through countless battles of life and death together and had truly traversed mountains of corpses and seas of blood together. They had already formed a deep friendship.
Jian Chen no longer hesitated, and he dripped a droplet of his chaotic blood onto the seed. The blood fused into it silently.
After absorbing the chaotic blood, the pulse of life in the seed became visibly more vigorous. At the same time, it shone brighter.
“This seed really has evolved. The evolution will probably last for quite a few days,” Jian Chen could not help but become secretly eager as he sensed the internal changes with the seed. He knew that the sword spirits were not liars. Since the seed would turn into great help very soon, it really was a joyous surprise for him.
“Jian Chen, what happened here?” At this moment, Kai Ya emerged from the cave and stared at Bai Qi and Bai He’s corpses as well as the blood on Jian Chen. She frowned.
“Kai Ya, you’ve also become a Godking,” Jian Chen stared at Kai Ya and immediately became excited. He told her about everything that had happened earlier.
Kai Ya’s eyes turned cold after learning about everything. She said frigidly, “This fifth prince truly is ignorant. Does he think he can do whatever he wishes with that tiny amount of power he has?”
Jian Chen’s face froze. He stared at Kai Ya blankly as he asked in concern, “Kai Ya, are you fine?” For some reason, the Kai Ya at that moment seemed slightly unfamiliar to Jian Chen. Her frigid voice seemed to possess a hint of condescension as if she looked down on everyone in the world.
There were almost fifty people around the fifth prince, including the god artifact wielding mister Shu. This was quite a powerful force, yet it had been described as a ‘tiny’ power in Kai Ya’s words.
Kai Ya was not like this according to Jian Chen’s understanding. Even if she was powerful enough to completely overwhelm the fifth prince’s people, she would not say something like that.
Chanlong stared at Kai Ya in surprise and doubt as well. Although he had met Kai Ya recently, he knew what kind of person she was and what personality she had. Chanlong also felt that what Kai Ya had just said seemed somewhat foreign.
However, this unfamiliarity also seemed to be extremely familiar as if it was supposed to be. It made Chanlong feel conflicted inside.