Chapter 2778: Finally Making a Return
In the depths of the Two World Mountains several hundred kilometers away from where Sen Ran had died, Jian Chen stood in front of a lake, having returned to his original appearance. His presence was completely withdrawn, such that the many Life-devouring Beasts hiding within the lake failed to sense his existence.
The lake was part of a Primordial realm Life-devouring Beast’s territory. However, the Primordial realm Life-devouring Beast had left to kill Sen Ran. It had travelled quite far away, so it had yet to return.
And, the Primordial realm Life-devouring Beast was not the only beast living in the lake. At the same time, there were many Godking Life-devouring Beasts and ones below Godkings. They remained submerged at the bottom of the lake peacefully, as if they were using their own, special method to cultivate.
The senses of Jian Chen’s soul spread out. His powerful senses allowed him to see exactly what was going on within the lake. As a matter of fact, even the hole that served as the nest for the Primordial realm Life-devouring Beast in the centre of the lake failed to escape his senses.
“I’ll leave Kun Tian’s items here for now. Even if experts of the Darkstar race end up finding it here, I can say that I lost it by accident as I fought against Life-devouring Beasts, just in case these items give my identity away.” Jian Chen muttered to himself quietly. Then, the two god artifacts that belonged to Kun Tian appeared in his hand. Through the powers of space, he deposited the two god artifacts into the centre of the lake, within the nest that clearly belonged to the Primordial realm Life-devouring Beast. They were buried within a large pile of rubbish.
Jian Chen had already found out that the Life-devouring Beast that dwelled in the lake was at around the Fourth Heavenly Layer of Infinite Prime. Under the circumstances of suppressed strength, a Sixth Heavenly Layer Infinite Prime of the Darkstar race was indeed unable to deal with such a Life-devouring Beast. It would be reasonable for him to lose his god artifacts here.
Afterwards, Jian Chen carefully checked through his Space Ring, focusing on the thirty thousand or so stalks of high grade Godking grass. Only after double checking that they were not imprinted with anything did he leave at ease.
Soon after Jian Chen had left, the lord of the lake finally returned to its nest.
It was a huge python over a thousand meters in length. Its body was absolutely colossal. Its large eyes, the size of lanterns, flickered with rather bright light.
Life-devouring Beasts that had reached the Primordial realm would possess some basic intelligence, but clearly, it was still nowhere close to a regular person’s intelligence.
As soon as it had returned to its nest, it sensed that something was amiss. Its huge eyes scanned the area and eventually landed on the pile of rubbish in a corner. Its gaze locked onto the armour and god artifact that had suddenly appeared under the rubbish and tilted its head in thought.
Its memories seemed to tell it that these two items did not exist in the pile of rubbish. It was unable to think about anything even after quite a while, so it just stopped thinking about it. It stopped caring about these items that had appeared out of thin air, curling up on the ground and snoring away.
On the outskirts of the Two World Mountains, many cultivators from the outside world gathered in small groups, scattered in various places within the outskirts.
These people originally wanted to take advantage of the high prices the Darkstar race was offering to kill a few Life-devouring Beasts and make some money, but now, all of them had completely lost interest in trying to hunt. They all withdrew their presences and hid away carefully, gazing into the depths of the Two World Mountains uneasily.
As a matter of fact, there were even a few timid people who had begun to tremble from fright. Their faces were pale as they tried their best to persuade their companions to retreat quickly together.
All of this happened because of the shocking roars of beasts from the depths of the Two World Mountains.
To these small hunting groups composed of Godkings or even Overgods at most, Primordial realm Life-devouring Beasts that lived in the depths of the Two World Mountains had always been a mere legend. But today, they had actually heard the roars of so many Primordial realm Life-devouring Beasts at the same time, which immediately frightened the wits out of them.
“I ain’t doing this anymore. If you want to stay, then you can stay. I’m not gonna be accompanying you anymore. Just in case those terrifying existences really do emerge from the depths, there aren’t even enough of us to serve as a snack. I’m going back…”
“The price offered by the Darkstar race is very tempting, but you gotta be alive first if you want to take advantage of it. If you lose your life, you won’t be able to enjoy anything no matter what you possess. The Two World Mountains clearly aren’t very peaceful right now, so let’s retreat for now…”
Jian Chen flew in the direction of the Hundred Saint City silently like a ghost. By now, he had already passed through the thick mist and arrived on the outskirts. He immediately discovered large groups of cultivators pulling out of the Two World Mountains.
Jian Chen could not help but sigh at this sight. If it were not for his great strength, he probably would have become a member of this retreating group if faced with this predicament.
“I’m still not strong enough!” Jian Chen clenched his fists. He knew he was strong enough to run around fearlessly among the Darkstar race, but in the Saints’ World and Immortals’ World, he was nothing.
Unfortunately, he still had not broken through with the Laws of the Sword, and his Chaotic Body had been stuck at the fourteenth layer due to the limitations of laws.
If he wanted to reach the fifteenth layer of the Chaotic Body, then he had to make a breakthrough with the Laws of the Sword and reach the partial achievement of Sword Immortal.
“The laws become more difficult to comprehend the further you go. Every increase will require accumulation over lengthy periods of time. Now that I can’t rely on the Fortune Jade Pedestal, comprehending the ways won’t be as easy as before. I have no idea when I’ll be able to reach the partial achievement of Sword Immortal,” Jian Chen thought. He knew that as long as he reached the partial achievement of Sword Immortal, even the greatest expert of the Darkstar race, the Darkstar Emperor who could rival Chaotic Primes in battle prowess, would not be his opponent.
By then, he would even be able to cut down real Chaotic Primes!
“The Fruit of Nurturing Ways is my opportunity to break through to partial achievement, but I still can’t touch it yet. Not to mention that it’s still not completely ripe, such that its effects are nowhere near enough, I’ll have to save Sacredfeather first even if I do want to go for it.” Jian Chen calculated inside. Sacredfeather’s life was still in the hands of the Darkstar Emperor. His life was at the Darkstar Emperor’s whim, which made Jian Chen hesitant.
Before long, Jian Chen had arrived outside the gate tower of the Hundred Saint City. The Hundred Saint City was still enveloped by the powerful defensive formation, only leaving the city gates open for entry and exit.
Security was very tight at the entrance. The several dozen peak organisations stationed in the Hundred Saint City had all sent a few sacrificial Godkings to guard the place. They would make every cultivator entering the city undergo the strictest body search.
Clearly, the entire city was in a state of high vigilance after going through the disaster caused by the seventh divine hall. Even with the fifth divine hall stepping forward and offering protection, none of the organisations dared to place all their hopes on the fifth divine hall.
Jian Chen was in no hurry to enter the city. Instead, he stood outside the city gates and secretly established a connection with the sliver of the power of his soul he had left with He Qianqian.
At the same time, He Qianqian was listening to the reports of the recent situation within the city from a person below. Currently, she was in the divine hall that belonged to the Heavenly Crane clan.
Suddenly, He Qianqian’s expression changed. With a flip of her hand, she took out the divine hall Jian Chen had given her. She immediately sent in the senses of her soul, observing it carefully.
In the next moment, He Qianqian’s face lit up and became overjoyed. She immediately rushed out of the divine hall despite the person reporting below. Then she contacted Jin Hong before flying towards the city gates.
In another region of the Hundred Saint City, in the divine hall that belonged to the Dire Wolf clan, Jin Hong currently focused on sculpting a piece of wood.
Suddenly, he heard the message from He Qianqian, and Jin Hong’s hand immediately paused. A gleam of light flashed through his eyes, and he looked in the direction of the city gates. Gradually, his lips curled into a faint smile, as if he was filled with relief.
“Yang Yutian, you’ve finally come out. I knew you would be fine, and you would definitely return safely. Sure enough, you haven’t disappointed me.” The wooden sculpture and sculpting blade in Jin Hong’s hand vanished. He tidied his clothes before striding out of the divine hall, making his way over to the city gates.