Chapter 2777: Sen Ran’s Death
Jian Chen silently appeared in front of Sen Ran with his arms crossed, as if he had been waiting there for quite some time already.
Immediately, Sen Ran’s soul that flew as fast as possible came to a halt. He fearfully looked at Jian Chen, who blocked his path, before fleeing in another direction without the slightest hesitation. He was utterly terrified.
He moved even faster this time. His soul seemed to be covered in a ball of fire. As his speed increased, Sen Ran’s soul visibly weakened.
Now, he was truly fleeing in desperation, regardless of the cost. He had already unleashed a secret technique to ignite his soul, just so that he could move even faster.
In a split second, Sen Ran’s soul had flown several hundred meters away. He was truly fast, immediately pulling away from the several dozen Primordial realm Life-devouring Beasts behind him.
Jian Chen could not help but sneer. He did not take off in Sen Ran’s direction in pursuit. Instead, the space around him rippled, and under the powers of space, he had already vanished.
“Ah! Impossible, that’s impossible! H- how can you be faster than me…”
In the next moment, Sen Ran shrieked out several hundred kilometers in the forest, filled with disbelief and despair.
Just like before, Jian Chen hovered in the air with his arms crossed right before him, completely calm and composed. He seemed like he was playing a game of cat and mouse.
“Sen Ran, don’t even think about running away in front of me. Let alone the Two World Mountains, you don’t have the slightest chance of escaping if I want to kill you even if we’re in the territory of the Darkstar race,” Jian Chen said nonchalantly. With that, he suddenly extended his hand and reached towards Sen Ran’s soul.
With that, the space around Sen Ran immediately solidified. His soul also became restrained by the space, utterly immobilised there.
If he were still whole, he could easily break out of the frozen space with the great power in his body, but now that he was just a soul, he had lost his greatest reserve of power. As a result, he was like a lamb to the slaughter under Jian Chen’s restraint. His head was on the chopping block.
“The Laws of Space! You’ve actually grasped the Laws of Space!” Only now did Sen Ran realise why Jian Chen had managed to appear in front of him so many times, even moving faster than when he burnt his soul.
He was actually thinking he could escape from a Primordial realm expert who had grasped the Laws of Space. All of it had truly been a waste of effort.
At this moment, Sen Ran truly lost all hope. He understood that even if he could move several times faster, there was no chance for him to escape from a Primordial realm expert who had grasped the Laws of Space.
“Gu Qi, with your strength and talent, you’re probably a one-of-a-kind supreme prodigy even within the Saints’ World that’s filled with experts. I don’t understand why you would spend so much effort and take on so much risk to infiltrate our Darkstar race with your status. Is it for the various resources your outside world requires?” Sen Ran asked in doubt. He knew it was impossible for him to escape. All he could hope for was to die knowing a little more.
In the surroundings, the presence given off by the Primordial realm Life-devouring Beasts drew closer and closer. Sen Ran’s presence was like a lantern in the dark, indicating a clear direction for these Life-devouring Beasts, making them rush towards him swiftly.
In just a few seconds, Sen Ran would be encircled by the Life-devouring Beasts.
“Since you want to know so much, I’ll let you die knowing.”
“Do you still remember the divine beast your Darkstar race captured? That divine beast is like family to me, yet your Darkstar race actually wants to sacrifice my family for the success of your great ceremony. I’ve come to the Darkstar World this time to interfere with your great ceremony and save the divine beast,” Jian Chen said emotionlessly. Whenever someone mentioned Sacredfeather, who had gone through torture he still had no idea about, he would be filled with killing intent.
Hearing that, Sen Ran fell silent. Only sorrow filled his eyes. A while later, he smiled. He smiled rather madly, rather crazily. He muttered to himself, “Never did I think, never did I ever think that our great ceremony would fail over a single divine beast after all these years of preparation…”
These were Sen Ran’s last words. After he said that, the frozen space around him turned back to normal. Jian Chen, who hovered before him with his presence concealed the entire time, silently vanished once more.
As soon as Jian Chen had vanished, a colossal ape, several hundred meters tall and standing like a mountain, appeared in front of Sen Ran. It let out a deafening roar, directly swinging its hand towards Sen Ran’s soul.
As the ape swung out, three other colossal figures appeared in three other directions. They directly locked onto Sen Ran’s soul that gave off the presence of the Darkstar race and launched attacks together.
The outcome was as clear as day. Sen Ran’s frail soul could not even put up a fight before the Primordial realm Life-devouring Beasts. He was crushed to death as easily as crushing an ant to death.
Sen Ran died. An esteemed high level Primordial realm expert of the Darkstar race had died in the Two World Mountains so easily. No one even knew about his death.
As for the several dozen Primordial realm Life-devouring Beasts that had yet to arrive, they all came to a halt, perhaps because they sensed the expert of the Darkstar race had already died. They subsequently let out roars at the sky. It was as if they were telling one another, but it was also as if they were celebrating over this.
For a moment, terrifying roars filled the depths of the Two World Mountains. It even reached the outskirts, which made the many cultivators of the Saints’ World who had entered the outskirts to hunt Life-devouring Beasts uneasy. They had no idea what had happened.
However, unbeknownst to Jian Chen, an illusionary figure appeared ten thousand meters above where Sen Ran died. He seemed to have merged with the world, where every single movement of his possessed the charm of the ways, yet also resonated with the ways. Even the special environment of the Two World Mountains could not obstruct him at all.
No one knew when he had appeared, much less how long he had existed for. However, he had seen the entire battle between Jian Chen and Sen Ran and the process of Sen Ran’s death.
No one could discover his existence. All of the Primordial realm Life-devouring Beasts and even Jian Chen failed to sense him at all. Even Jian Chen’s sharp senses were unable to find anything amiss here.
“Two of the masters of the ten divine halls of the Darkstar race are already gone. Having lost two hall masters, the great ceremony will definitely be affected. Combined with Jian Chen, the chess piece hidden within the Darkstar race, who can make trouble at a critical moment, hahahaha, the great ceremony of the Darkstar race is destined for failure this time…”
The figure let out a great laugh in the surging mist. His laughter was filled with joy, as if the failure of the Darkstar race’s great ceremony was extremely important to him.
Afterwards, the figure strode away through the air and left this place. Whenever he took a step, the surroundings would change, the world would spin, and even the sun and moon seemed to invert.
In the moment before, he was still in the depths of the Two World Mountains, but by the time he had taken a step, he had already across an unimaginable distance. He directly left the Two World Mountains and even crossed most of the Darkstar race’s territory, appearing before the capital city of the Darkstar race. In the end, he vanished in there.
Among the thirty-six major cities of the Darkstar race, Darknight City was the closest to the Two World Mountains. However, even someone who had grasped the Laws of Space like Jian Chen would have to teleport to Darknight City and then fly at high speed for a while if he wanted to go from the capital city to the Two World Mountains.
If he did not use a teleportation formation and directly flew over to the Two World Mountains, the distance he would have to cross would be several tens of million kilometers at the very least, or even reaching the hundreds of millions. Even with Jian Chen’s speed, it would take quite a while.
Yet right now, the illusionary figure had used only a single step to traverse this distance. His terrifying speed was utterly unheard of.
And, from how relaxed and composed he seemed, like he was going on a stroll, crossing over a hundred million kilometers in a single step probably was not even his limit.