Chapter 2881: Inside the Bronze Lamp
Jian Chen fell silent. Although he had managed to tell a long time ago that the world the Darkstar race resided in was equivalent to a prison, it felt completely different when he heard it from the Darkstar Emperor himself.
He understood that whether it was the Darkstar race sacrificing Sacredfeather for the great ceremony, the destruction he had caused in the Darkstar race, or even his massacre of over twenty major cities, none of it could be regarded as a mistake.
The Darkstar race tried to Sacredfeather to increase the success rate of the great ceremony so that they could work towards the objective of leading their entire race out of the shackles and breaking out of this prison.
If he stood in the Darkstar race’s shoes, then not only were the Darkstar Emperor’s actions perfectly fair, but they were even meritorious. This was a great cause dedicated towards the entire race.
As for Jian Chen, he was not in any wrong either by disrupting the Darkstar race’s great ceremony to save Sacredfeather.
When he was under the influence of the Darkstar race’s ultimate curse, he annihilated over twenty major cities to stop the ultimate curse to survive. There was nothing wrong with that either.
There was no absolute right or wrong in this. There was only the brutal law of survival where the strong were revered and the weak would be feasted upon.
At this moment, the Darkstar Emperor let out a long sigh. “Outsider, you’ve saved the divine beast that needs saving, and you’ve killed so many of our people already, even destroying my body. With everything that has happened so far, our Darkstar race has already paid a heavy price. With how much you’ve fought, it must have pacified your fury and hatred already, so why don’t we just end our grievances here?”
The Darkstar Emperor finally yielded. He had lost his body now, reduced to a soul. He was no longer capable of doing anything to Jian Chen anymore. Even if he wanted to keep fighting, he did not have that ability, so all he could do was ask for peace.
Of course, there was another important reason, which was he had truly begun to fear Jian Chen. He possessed great battle prowess, the toughness of his body was unmatched, and his regeneration was monstrous. Even the energy in his body was endless, completely inexhaustible. It was definitely the greatest nightmare the Darkstar race could face to have an enemy like him.
The Darkstar Emperor’s Space Ring had already fallen into Jian Chen’s hands. Jian Chen fiddled around with the Space Ring and said, “Your Darkstar race no longer has the power to contend with me. Darkstar Emperor, you’re telling me to take a step back and spare you when I have all the advantage on my side and I dominate this world? Your calculations are perfect.”
Pausing slightly, Jian Chen continued, “Of course, it’s not impossible for me to stop, but your Darkstar race must agree to a few conditions of mine.”
“What conditions?” The Darkstar Emperor asked.
“I need high grade Godking grass, Ancestral Sacred Earth…” Jian Chen produced a great list of precious resources before staring at the Darkstar Emperor with a shining gaze. “I want all of your Darkstar race’s supply.”
“That’s possible. Our race is unable to make use of these items. Only in the hands of you outsiders can their tremendous value be unleashed. I can give you our entire supply of these items.” The Darkstar Emperor agreed without any hesitance.
“A bone of the Grand Exalt of the Wood Spirits, the method to casting the ultimate curse, as well as the precious items you’ve been holding onto all this time. I want them all.” Jian Chen made some exorbitant demands. The Darkstar race were sitting ducks anyway now, completely at his whim, so he obviously would not hold back.
Of course, he was extremely interested in these items too.
At the very least, he understood one thing. The Darkstar race possessed a few items that could even interest Grand Primes from the Saints’ World. They were either some kind of precious material or some kind of valuable treasure. In short, they were rare.
“Even if I give you the method to cast the ultimate curse, you won’t be able to use it, as it’s a secret technique that only our Darkstar race can use. When we cast the ultimate curse, it requires the power of the bloodline and soul of the Darkstar race. Only our clansmen can unite everyone’s wills through the ultimate curse.”
“As for the Grand Exalt of the Wood Spirits’ bone, I’ll obviously give it to you if you’re willing to hand over the divine beast and let our Darkstar race succeed with the great ceremony. But now, the great ceremony has failed, so even if I want to give you the bone, I can’t,” said the Darkstar Emperor.
Jian Chen frowned. “Why do you say that?”
“Do you see this bronze lamp? It has a space of its own inside. The bone of the Grand Exalt you want is stored in the space of the bronze lamp, and the space can only be opened when I reach Chaotic Prime.”
“It’s not just the bone from the Grand Exalt of the Wood Spirits. Even the ultimate treasures you mentioned as well as a few important items the ancestor left behind are all stored in the bronze lamp. Until I reach Chaotic Prime, I can’t take a single item out of the bronze lamp.”
“What exactly is in the bronze lamp?” Jian Chen did not want to accept this, but he could feel that the Darkstar Emperor did not seem to be lying.
The bronze lamp immediately surged with mist, and an extremely tiny crack appeared. Immediately, several different presences poured all, all with a bleak feeling of age.
A few items were immediately conjured before Jian Chen’s eyes, seeming like projections. They seemed vivid. They were a rib, a spine, half a heart, and a small, circular, bronze-coloured platform.
The rib, spine, and half a heart all radiated with an indescribably-dense presence of life. In particular, the life force within the half a heart could only be described as terrifying. It even conjured the Laws of Life.
“Are the rib, spine, and heart all from the Grand Exalt of the Wood Spirits?” Jian Chen’s heart surged. Grand Exalt. Just how lofty of an existence was that? It was rumored that Grand Exalts represented the heavenly ways, the order of the world. They were truly sovereigns of a world.
Now, not only did he see the complete spine of a Grand Exalt, but he even saw half of his heart. How heavily injured was the Grand Exalt of the Wood Spirits in the past? It was beyond his imagination.
Afterwards, his gaze landed on the fourth item, which was the circular, bronze-coloured platform. His mind shuddered again.
From the tiny platform, he could sense a power that was completely the same as the bronze lamp, which immediately convinced him that the platform was somehow connected to the bronze lamp.
“Don’t tell me the tiny, circular disc is a part of the bronze lamp?” Jian Chen shivered inside. He looked at the bronze lamp closely and failed to find even the slightest trace of damage. No matter how he looked at it, the bronze lamp seemed to be in perfect condition, but he also felt that if the bronze lamp was placed on top of the small, circular platform, it would become even more perfect.
“I should be right. The tiny, circular platform and the bronze lamp should be together. However, a great power has separated them. The bronze lamp by itself is already a high quality god artifact, so if the bronze lamp merges with the circular platform and becomes whole again, just what quality of a god artifact will it be?” Jian Chen was secretly shocked. High quality god artifacts were extremely rare in the Saints’ World. Even some Grand Primes did not possess one.
Above high quality god artifacts were supreme quality god artifacts.
Even throughout the entire Saints’ World, there were only a handful of supreme quality god artifacts.
He even wondered whether the Anatta Tower, the Heavenly Palace of Bisheng, the twin swords in their prime, and the Nirvanic Immortal Exalt’s four divine swords stood among the ranks of supreme quality god artifacts or not.
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