Chapter 2779: Yang Yutian Must Die
Outside the city gates, Jian Chen stood on the side of the main path with his arms across, gazing at the outsiders that flowed in and out as he waited patiently.
Almost a minute later, the white-clothed He Qianqian and Jin Hong, who was dressed in extremely simple clothes, appeared on the tall walls of the city simultaneously. Their eyes immediately locked onto Jian Chen, who stood below calmly.
Right now, Jian Chen seemed travel-weary and slightly exhausted. His long hair was a bit messy, while his white robes were covered in green splatters and dust. Part of the robes was even slightly tattered.
Jin Hong and He Qianqian could recognise with a single glance that the green splatters on Jian Chen came from plants within the Two World Mountains. Combined with his tattered robes and exhaustion, it clearly stated just how tough it had been for him within the Two World Mountains.
He Qianqian was deeply touched when she saw Jian Chen in his current state. She knew it was Jian Chen who had stood forward without hesitation when they were being chased by a late Godking Life-devouring Beast, leading it away despite the great danger, thus earning them the precious time to escape.
And, because of this, Jian Chen had remained in the depths of the Two World Mountains for such a long time. She had no idea exactly what Jian Chen had gone through in the Two World Mountains, but she knew the heavy price the group had paid and the dangers they had faced when she moved through the Two World Mountains with them. She knew exactly how difficult it had been to emerge from the Two World Mountains in one piece.
Even a huge group with such great strength had suffered so much, let alone Jian Chen who had travelled alone.
Jin Hong leapt off the wall, ignoring the soldiers nearby who bowed towards him and arrived before Jian Chen instantly. He extended his hand and patted Jian Chen’s shoulder firmly, laughing aloud. “Yang Yutian, you’ve finally bothered to come out! You even made me think you didn’t want to come out of the Two World Mountains.”
As he said that, Jin Hong’s eyes twinkled. Once again, he sensed the power of his bloodline surge and grow reckless from the close contact with Jian Chen, as if it had been set on fire, burning with deep desire.
It was as if Jian Chen possesed something of extremely great importance to him, enough to make the power of his bloodline rouse.
“Brother Jin Hong, you can’t say that. I was constantly on edge in the Two World Mountains. I would have lost my life from the slightest carelessness. It’s not that I didn’t want to emerge sooner. Instead, I couldn’t.” Jian Chen smiled bitterly.
He Qianqian and Jin Hong agreed with him. They could guess that Yang Yutian must have been chased down by many Life-devouring Beasts during the time he spent in the Two World Mountains, fleeing for his life constantly by using the Laws of Space. Under such circumstances, he would have no choice but to take many detours. He might have even been forced to loop around any powerful Life-devouring Beasts blocking his path.
When they thought of this, Jin Hong and He Qianqian’s shame intensified.
“Yang Yutian, we’ve really made you suffer. But don’t worry. I, He Qianqian, will make it up to you one way or another for what you’ve gone through in the Two World Mountains.” He Qianqian arrived before Jian Chen too, standing beside Jin Hong and thanking him from the bottom of her heart.
“Yeah, yeah, yeah. You lead away that Life-devouring Beast king without any hesitation at all, saving us all. We all owe you a favour. I, Jin Hong, will help you redeem this favour from everyone,” Jin Hong swore solemnly too.
Subsequently, under Jin Hong and He Qianqian’s personal invitation and accompaniment, Jian Chen entered the Hundred Saint City smoothly. In the end, he was invited to the Heavenly Crane Divine Hall by He Qianqian.
After all, Jian Chen was technically still a member of the Heavenly Crane clan. As long as he remained in the World of the Fallen Beast, his current identity would be tied to the Heavenly Crane clan.
In the Hundred Saint City, both He Qianqian and Jin Hong were figures who bore great influence, as both of them held the greatest status among their respective clans out of everyone who had been sent to the Hundred Saint City. They each lead numerous sacrificial Godkings, and when the need arose, they could both unleash power at the Primordial realm.
As a result, Jian Chen obviously received the attention of many organisations in the city when both of them personally invited him into the city, catching the interest of all these organisations. They immediately reported this piece of news to the person in charge of their organisations.
Immediately, the leaders of the various organisations became stunned and taken aback when they received this news in the divine halls within their respective regions of the city.
“What did you say? He Qianqian and Jin Hong personally received a cultivator outside, inviting him into the city? With their status, just who possesses the right for them to personally receive him…”
“You aren’t mistaken, right? It was really He Qianqian and Jin Hong who personally received a person from the Saints’ World outside the city?”
“That’s impossible. Who do you think He Qianqian and Jin Hong are? One of them is a direct descendant of the Heavenly Crane clan, while the other one is the young master of the Dire Wolf clan. In terms of status, they’re much more noble than me. Who’s important enough for them to personally receive him? Hold on… Draw me a portrait of the person…”
Immediately, a guard began drawing in the air. He used his finger as a brush and energy as the ink, drawing a vivid portrait of Jian Chen. This was a piece of cake to any Godhood cultivator.
“It’s actually Yang Yutian. T- that’s impossible. Yang Yutian actually hasn’t died. He emerged from the Two World Mountains alive…”
At almost the same time, the representatives of the various organisations obtained an image of Jian Chen. However, following their shock after learning that Jian Chen had emerged safely from the Two World Mountains, they all reacted differently.
Amongst the many organisations, the Empirelotus Sword sect, the Hundred Battle clan, the Scarlet Light clan, the Greenfields clan, the Man family, the Sun family, and so on rejoiced for Jian Chen’s safe return. As a matter of fact, a handful of the leaders, such as Ping Yisheng of the Empirelotus sect, immediately sent people to prepare a gift after learning about Jian Chen’s return, personally bringing the gift to the Heavenly Crane Divine Hall.
Of course, there were many organisations who remained indifferent. Jian Chen’s sacrifice in the Two World Mountains had not gained everyone’s recognition. In the eyes of a few prodigies with great statuses who had already grown accustomed to being protected by others, they believed this was what Jian Chen should have done. It was as if they believed this was the purpose of independent cultivators.
At the same time, the sound of smashed bottles and vases constantly rang out in the divine hall of the Chu family.
Chu Jie was utterly furious. He had completely lost his temper. In the majestic hall, all the ornamental vases and bottles had been smashed by him, and all the furniture had been tipped over. The entire divine hall was a mess.
Nearby, a few Overgod old men stood in silent fear. They could only allow Chu Jie to throw his tantrum.
A while later, when there was nothing else left in the divine hall that he could use to vent his anger, Chu Tian finally stopped. His eyes were slightly bloodshot, but his gaze was shocking. It radiated with killing intent as he gasped heavily. “I thought Yang Yutian already died in the Two World Mountains, but not only is he still alive, but he has even returned in one piece. Luck sure is on his side.”
“But that’s even better. I’ll get the opportunity to personally kill you, Yang Yutian. I could do nothing to you due to the limitations of the environment in the Two World Mountains, but now that we’re outside, your life no longer lies in your hands. You’re very strong, but no matter how strong you are, are you supposed to possess the power to rival the Primordial realm…”
Zhou Zhi of the Yuqiong sect, Gong Ruize of the Gong family, Zhao Wenbin of the Zhao family, and Kong Feiying of the Cangqiong clan surged with killing intent when they received news about Jian Chen’s return. At that moment, the five of them made the same decision—Yang Yutian must die!