Chapter 2835: The Day of the Great Ceremony
“It’s only a pity that I’m still not the Darkstar Emperor’s opponent with my current strength unless my Way of the Sword breaks through to the partial achievement of Sword Immortal.” Jian Chen’s eyes gradually lit up. Reaching the partial achievement of Sword Immortal was very difficult from one perspective, but it was also simple from another perspective.
If he comprehended it normally, the breakthrough would obviously be riddled with difficulties. He would require fortuitous encounters, tremendous amounts of comprehension, and a steady accumulation over a lengthy period of time.
However, if he possessed a high grade God Tier Fruit of Nurturing Ways, then going from the initial achievement to the partial achievement of Sword Immortal would become extremely easy.
“Looks like I have to obtain the Fruit of Nurturing Ways regardless of the cost.”
In the blink of an eye, another seven days passed by. Having spent his entire time fiddling around with Godking grass in the secret room, Jian Chen finally received good news.
Lei Yun of the Heavenly Lightning clan had returned to the Hundred Saint City with thirty pieces of jade with the Laws of Time. The thirty pieces of pure-white and flawless jade were delivered to Jian Chen’s hands in a box.
As soon as he received the box, Jian Chen opened it eagerly. Thirty pieces of jade laid in their quietly, all containing extremely pure power of the Laws of Time.
At the first glance, Jian Chen discovered the thirty pieces of jade were exactly the same as the three pieces Lei Yun had initially taken out in the Pantheon Divine Hall. Even the Laws of Time inside were the same.
“Great! This is fantastic! With these pieces of jade, I can make the Fruit of Nurturing Ways ripen whenever I want.” Jian Chen secretly rejoiced. He had already prepared the energy that the Fruit of Nurturing Ways required to evolve, and the remaining issue of time would be resolved with the thirty pieces of jade. In his eyes, the Fruit of Nurturing Ways was already within his reach.
“Send a tael of Ancestral Sacred Earth to the Heavenly Lightning clan in the Hundred Saint City! This is what I promised them. Since they’ve fulfilled my request, I obviously won’t mistreat them. On top of that, give the Heavenly Lightning clan a thousand stalks of low grade Godking grass.” In a fantastic mood, Jian Chen directly rewarded the Heavenly Lightning clan with a thousand stalks of Godking grass.
Time passed silently as Jian Chen waited patiently. Finally, the ten hall masters all received precise news regarding the day of the great ceremony half a month later.
The great ceremony was set to occur in three months’ time.
Soon after confirming the exact time of the great ceremony, the Darkstar Emperor summoned the ten hall masters again, so the hall masters and vice hall masters assembled in the Darkstar Divine Hall once more.
“The Godking Life-devouring Beast corpses we have for the great ceremony is nowhere near enough. If we rely on the outsiders to hunt them down in the Two World Mountains, we don’t make it in time. As a result, in order to collect enough corpses as soon as possible, I’ve decided to lead you all to kill our way into the Two World Mountains.” The Darkstar Emperor sat on his throne like a lofty mountain as he spoke in his voice filled with an undefiable sense of dignity.
The various hall masters and vice hall masters all looked at one another. At that moment, no one knew how to react properly. With their status in the Darkstar race, they had never thought that they, the esteemed hall masters and vice hall masters, would actually have to be mobilised and kill their way into the Two World Mountains for the sake of some measly Godking Life-devouring Beast corpses
This was definitely the first and only case of something like this occurring throughout the history of the Darkstar race.
“Because the great ceremony this time is different from the past, not only do we need large quantities of Godking Life-devouring Beast corpses, but we also need the corpse of a regional king Life-devouring Beast that has reached the Primordial realm. We need to gather all these corpses within half a month,” the Darkstar Emperor continued sternly and seriously, which only demonstrated he was not joking. He had truly made up his mind about leading the Primordial realm experts into the Two World Mountains to hunt Godking Life-devouring Beasts.
As soon as they heard about the corpse of a Primordial realm Life-devouring Beast, the hall masters and vice hall masters below all changed in expression.
Once members of their Darkstar race entered the Two World Mountains, not only would their powers be heavily suppressed, preventing them from unleashing their full strength, but even leaking a sliver of their presences would immediately alarm all the Life-devouring Beasts in the Two World Mountains, leading to an encirclement.
If they began fighting in the Two World Mountains, not only would they be suppressed, but they would not be able to recover their energy either, and their life force would be constantly devoured by the Life-devouring Beasts.
On the other hand, the Life-devouring Beasts had almost endless power due to the special environment of the Two World Mountains blessing them, and they could recover in an extremely short amount of time from wounds no matter how severe.
With these advantages and disadvantages, the strength of the two sides that originally possessed roughly equal power would obviously be pulled apart, such that the difference between the two sides basically could not be made up for.
As a result, the hall masters and vice hall masters all became rather stern when they heard they had to enter the Two World Mountains to hunt Life-devouring Beasts.
“Killing a weaker regional king Life-devouring Beast is not too difficult for me, so leave that to me. What you need to do is do everything you can to hunt as many Godking Life-devouring Beasts as possible,” The Darkstar Emperor said relaxedly. When he mentioned killing a Primordial realm Life-devouring Beast, his countenance had not even changed as if he was mentioning a negligible feat.
However, Jian Chen knew the Darkstar Emperor did indeed possess that strength. During the last time when he entered the Two World Mountains, the Darkstar Emperor had already demonstrated great strength that could overwhelm everything. If he suddenly launched a sneak attack against a weaker Primordial realm Life-devouring Beast, he could indeed kill it in one strike before retreating with ease.
During the morning on the next day, Jian Chen led the three vice hall masters of the fifth divine hall to the Two World Mountains with all the Primordial realm experts from the nine other divine halls and the Darkstar Emperor.
Their jobs were broken down very clearly. First, the Darkstar Emperor would draw away the attention of all the Primordial realm Life-devouring Beast, and the remaining hall masters and vice hall masters would scatter and hunt down Godking Life-devouring Beasts.
Immediately, great rumbles roared out in the depths of the Two World Mountains and thunderous beast roar rang out constantly. The Darkstar Emperor completely erupted with his presence, making him something akin to an extremely resplendent sun in the Two World Mountains. He immediately attracted the attention of all the Primordial realm Life-devouring Beasts.
This time, the Darkstar Emperor did not become embroiled in a great battle with the Primordial realm Life-devouring Beasts like last time. Instead, he used his movements techniques to maneuver through the depths of the Two World Mountains whilst leading the Life-devouring Beasts around.
Just like that, he minimised the energy he exhausted, and he would obviously be able to remain for a longer time in the depths.
The hall masters and vice hall masters all scattered throughout the depths, killing off the Godking Life-devouring Beasts one by one as quickly as they could while minimising any disturbances.
Immediately, the number of Godking Life-devouring Beasts in the Two World Mountains plummeted, and the Life-devouring Beasts that chased the Darkstar Emperor around everywhere were basically playing cat-and-mouse. Due to their limited intelligence, they were unable to immediately read the Darkstar Emperor’s simple plan.