Chapter 2857: Going After the Medicinal Garden
With the destruction of the last teleportation formation, the intense battle that occurred over the capital city of the Darkstar race finally came to an end.
That was because the many experts of the Darkstar race had already lost track of Jian Chen. They had no idea where he had fled to.
Although the battle had ended, the chaotic storms of energy that pervaded the region still had not dispersed completely. They wreaked havoc above the capital city as whirlwinds, moving through the capital city and destroying countless structures, kicking up dust that shrouded the entire region.
The battle that occured today in the capital city was definitely the most intense battle that the Darkstar race had ever experienced after entering the Darkstar World. It touched on the highest realm of cultivation.
Battles at the Primordial realm could be described as devastating. From the battle between Jian Chen and the many Primordial realm experts of the Darkstar race, they had virtually reduced this majestic and extremely prosperous capital city to ruins.
The tall walls in the surroundings had collapsed completely, and none of the structures in the city were intact either. Even a few of the ten divine halls that hovered in the air, symbolising authority and status among the Darkstar race, had been destroyed.
This loss, this setback, could be described as tremendous to the entire Darkstar race.
“Sigh, that person has fled from the capital city with the divine beast already, and he’s skilled in the Laws of Space, so it’ll probably be almost impossible to chase after him. With how everything has developed, the great ceremony… Sigh, it truly is our race’s misfortune to actually have such a powerful outsider infiltrate us silently at such an important time. Is this the will of the heavens? Or should you say this is the mysterious arrangements of the Grand Exalt of the Wood Spirits’ indestructible will…” In the air, on the altar, the Virtuous Sage of Heaven sighed constantly in dejection. His voice was filled with pity and regret, as well as a deep sense of helplessness that everyone could clearly notice.
And right now, he seemed even fainter as an illusionary figure. It was rather difficult to distinguish whether the Virtuous Sage of Heaven had become like this because of overexerting himself to host the great ceremony, or because of the backlash of a certain energy due to the failure of the ceremony.
The Darkstar Emperor, the ten hall masters, and all the vice hall masters gathered on the eighth divine hall. All of them stared at the destroyed teleportation formation as their hearts blazed with fury. Deep resentment was present in everybody’s eyes.
With how everything had played out, they all understood that the great ceremony this time had ended in complete failure.
Their great wish of being able to break through to Chaotic Prime could not come true either.
Feng Xue was also nearby, grief-stricken and in a complete daze.
“An outsider. That person must have been an outsider…” A vice hall master ground his teeth.
“He’s far too powerful. If he belonged to our Darkstar race, he definitely would be someone who made a name for himself tens of millions of years ago or even earlier. It’s impossible for him to remain out of the limelight for all this time. The only way to explain it is he’s an outsider…”
“But outsiders over a millennium old can’t enter our Darkstar World…”
“Don’t tell me that person is not even a thousand years old…”
“That’s impossible. He’s so powerful that he can even maneuver around a little with his majesty. How can such a terrifying expert not even be a thousand years old…”
The many vice hall masters were unable to keep calm anymore. All of them were shocked.
The three vice hall masters of the fifth divine hall, Bing Yuan, Tarot, and Dou Wujin, remained silent. They were despondent as if they had received a colossal blow.
“Search for him. All of you, search for him. Send out everyone we have. Even if we have to turn over every single rock in the Darkstar World, we have to find him,” the Darkstar Emperor’s tone was icy-cold as he basically spoke through his teeth.
In the past, he had always seemed relaxed and at ease before the upper echelon of the Darkstar race. Nothing could influence his mood. He would remain calm and composed no matter what happened.
But now, the Darkstar Emperor’s face was sunken, and his cold eyes were filled with killing intent, making the upper echelon of the Darkstar race shiver.
The hall masters and vice hall masters all groaned inside. Not only did this outsider of unknown identity possess terrifyingly-powerful disguises, but his battle prowess was extremely frightening too. Combined with the Laws of Space he had grasped, finding someone like that in the Darkstar World was truly as difficult as finding a needle in a haystack.
Not to mention that there were the Two World Mountains that they could not set foot in so easily within the Darkstar World. If he fled into the Two World Mountains, how were they supposed to find him?
Their chances were no longer just slim. Instead, it was completely hopeless.
But at this moment, all of the hall masters and vice hall masters present, as well as the Darkstar Emperor, sensed something. Afterwards, everyone could not help but take out a tablet from their Space Rings.
Right now, all of the tablets produced a blinding light, flashing urgently.
When they saw the tablets, all of their faces changed immediately.
“Oh no, it’s the medicinal garden. The formations of the medicinal garden have sent warnings. The medicinal garden is under attack…”
“It’s the outsider. It must be him…”
“He’s at the medicinal garden. Damn it, how does he know the existence of the medicinal garden? Argh… It’s over, it’s all over. He already knows the many secrets of our race…”
“That bastard. That person is an utter bastard. He purposely destroyed the teleportation formations, and his final target was actually the medicinal garden. He’s delaying our arrival to the medicinal garden with all that.”
Above the eighth divine hall, the expressions of all the Primordial realm experts of the Darkstar race changed drastically. They became extremely frantic.
The medicinal garden was one of the greatest sources of wealth of their race. If something happened, the losses would be tremendous.
That was because the many God Tier heavenly resources planted in there had been nurtured over countless years by exhausting tremendous amounts of divine crystals. They were all important cultivation resources effective on Primordial realm experts. They could not afford to lose them at all.
The Darkstar Emperor had vanished already. His figure turned into a blur, and he rushed off towards the medicinal garden at top speed, moving even faster than lightning.
Afterwards, the hall masters and vice hall masters all followed along closely. They used their full strength and flew towards the medicinal garden as quickly as they could.
The capital city was extremely distant from the medicinal garden. Even Primordial realm experts would take quite a lot of time to travel such a distance. In the past, they had teleportation formations that could directly send them there, but the teleportation formations had been destroyed now, so all they could do was fly over there manually.
That was because only the ten divine halls and the Darkstar Divine Hall possessed teleportation formations leading to the medicinal garden.
Elsewhere, in an unknown, extremely-remote region among the Darkstar race, great pulses of energy swept through the surroundings. Jian Chen currently hovered above the medicinal garden as his hand shone brightly, assaulting the medicinal garden with full strength.
Every single attack from him was vicious, making the protective formations of the medicinal garden tremble violently. Every single attack would exhaust tremendous amounts of energy in the formations.
The Darkstar Emperor had personally cast down the formations that protected the central region. They were so powerful that they could block the attacks of Ninth Heavenly Layer Infinite Primes.
However, the energy that supported the operation of the formations was not endless. As a matter of fact, there had not even been a lot of energy prepared for them. As a result, after a few attacks, although Jian Chen failed to personally destroy the formation, he did forcefully exhaust all the energy of the formations. As such, the formations collapsed on themselves.
Immediately, the central region of the medicinal garden became exposed. Without the restriction of the formations, the surging energy condensed in there immediately spread out, scattering in all directions.
The Fruit of Nurturing Ways located at the very centre shimmered in the mist-like pure energy.