Chapter 975: Resisting the Protector Clans (Five)
Jian Chen and the several great elders of the Yiyuan sect naturally noticed the arrival of the other protector clans as they fought intensely, but they did not stop. Jian Chen controlled the Octoterra Divine Hall by himself, fighting against the five other divine halls. He collided with the other divine halls without fear, becoming more courageous as the battle progressed.
The collisions between the six divine halls alerted many Saint Kings. After the protector clans arrived, Space Gate formed in mid-air one after another and Saint Kings of various ages emerged. They were all the ancestors of ancient clans, as well as some great hermits. Among them were Changyang Zu Yunxiao who stayed at the Changyang clan of Lore City.
They looked toward the six divine halls as soon as they arrived. They all tried to guess exactly who was controlling the lone divine hall. They wanted to learn exactly who was brave enough to openly provoke a protector clan and take the Yiyuan sect on as their enemy.
The five great elders had fought against Jian Chen’s divine hall with their own for a very long time, but they could do nothing to him. In the end, they could no longer endure it so someone called out, “Everyone, the Winged Tiger God is within that divine hall. Please assist us in breaking through it and taking the Winged Tiger God!”
The great elder’s words surprised all the surrounding people. They all looked toward the Octoterra Divine Hall in disbelief.
“Ling Tianzi, are you sure? Is the Winged Tiger God really inside?” Tian Jian asked with a deep voice. Uneasiness flooded his eyes.
“Impossible. Isn’t the Winged Tiger God with Jian Chen, and hasn’t he gone to the sea realm? If so, the Winged Tiger God would naturally be in the sea realm. Why has it ended up in that divine hall? Ling Tianzi, don’t try messing with us.”
“Yiyuan sect, are you trying to use this fake news to tempt us into helping you just because you can’t beat your enemy?”
The great elder’s words caused a great disturbance among the people. All the people from the protector clans and Mercenary City asked with doubt. No one was able to stay out of this if it was related to the Winged Tiger God.
Houston and the other Saint Kings remained silent. Although the Winged Tiger God tempted many of them, they knew quite well that this was not a matter that they could interfere with at all. They could only watch from the side and see what fascinating things happened.
“Everyone, I, Yi Jinzi, can guarantee that Ling Tianzi is telling the truth. The Winged Tiger God is indeed within that divine hall, and its controller is Jian Chen who fled to the sea realm with the Winged Tiger God all those years ago. He has even beaten our great elder, Ling Yuanzi, to the point where only his soul is left,” another great elder called out from a divine hall.
“What! The controller is Jian Chen?” All the people from the protector clans called out. They were filled with disbelief.
A golden gleam of light exploded in Tian Jian’s eyes. He stared at the divine hall in interest; he was stunned.
Houston stood with an ordinary hoe on his shoulders, but his deep old eyes also shone as he stared unblinkingly at the Octoterra Divine Hall. He too was filled with disbelief.
All the Saint Kings from the ancient clans were shocked. Jian Chen’s name was like a thunderclap to their ears in the past few years. They just never thought that Jian Chen—who was clearly a Saint Ruler—would be controlling a divine hall as he fought against the people of the Yiyuan sect. He had even made them become helpless against him. These Saint Kings were utterly overwhelmed with disbelief.
Other than shock, the members of the protector Changyang clan were delighted. Changyang Zu Yunxiao and Changyang Zu Xiao were affected in particular as they became ecstatic.
This was due to the fact that Jian Chen was not only a member of their Changyang clan, but also a person of their Zu branch.
“Jian Chen has actually returned, and he has become so strong. Fantastic, this is truly fantastic. I’ll immediately go bring Kong’er,” Changyang Zu Yunxiao said with a trembling voice. After that, he immediately left through a Space Gate.
“Never did I think that the great Yiyuan sect of the protector clans would have a moment where they need to call for help when they’re face up against a junior. I’ve finally seen it today.” Jian Chen’s voice emerged from the divine hall. He was making fun of them.
“Jian Chen, you’re too cocky. Do you really think that we’re helpless against you just because you’re hiding in a divine hall?” Yi Yuanzi said furiously. Jian Chen’s open provocation had completely humiliated them.
Tian Jian and Houston immediately became joyful when they heard Jian Chen’s familiar voice. All their doubt for Jian Chen were gone regardless of how they had felt earlier.
“I never thought he’d really return and return so quickly. This really has greatly exceeded anything I had expected,” Tian Jian smiled happily as he thought.
“You’ve returned perfectly. You still need to take back what was taken away from you before. Jian Chen, your accomplishments have far exceeded my anticipations. But you are still too rash as a young person. A divine hall is not enough to deal with a protector clan,” Houston also thought.
In that moment, all seven other protector clans stood up and formed a loose encirclement around Jian Chen besides the protector Changyang clan and the Pure Heart Pavilion.
Jian Chen’s clash with the Yiyuan sect had finally stopped and the great elders all emerged from their divine halls. They all stared coldly at the Octoterra Divine Hall as they remained pale-faced from their fury.
Jian Chen let his divine hall remain floating in the air as he emerged on the very top. He looked around like nonchalantly at the protector clans that encircled him, but he showed no fear. The cat-sized tiger stood with its chest up on Jian Chen’s shoulder as it stared coldly at the people of the protector clans. A naturally condescending aura radiated from it, possessing some of its prestige as a beast god.
Although the white tiger was still young and not completely mature, it was extremely intelligent. It knew that the surrounding people were bad.
“Look, everyone. That’s the Winged Tiger God.” As soon as the white tiger revealed itself out in the open, it garnered the attention of everyone. Immediately, everyone looked away from Jian Chen and focused their gazes on it, even the protector clans. Greed leaked from their eyes.
Jian Chen could not help but sneer when he saw how everyone behaved, “The Winged Tiger God is on me. If you want it, come take it,” as he said that, a tremendous aura began to radiate from him. It caused the surrounding space to tremble and blur, shocking everybody.
This was because the presence had reached the Third Heavenly Layer of Saint King.
“How is this possible? When he was on the Tian Yuan Continent, he was clearly just a Third Heavenly Layer Saint Ruler. How did he become a Saint King?”
“His strength has risen to such a level in a short decade. T- t- this…”
Everyone was astounded, including the ten protector clans. Only the Yiyuan sect was able to remain composed as they had witness Jian Chen’s strength earlier.
In that moment, Jian Chen drew the Emperor Armament from his Space Ring. Immediately, the expressions of many Saint Kings changed once again as a terrifying energy radiated from the Emperor Armament. It was at the level of the Seventh Heavenly Layer.
The Seventh Heavenly Layer of Saint King was much stronger than many of the Saint Kings present. There were only a few people left who could overpower Jian Chen.
Jian Chen displayed his full strength. He could not hold back at all before the ten protector clans. Today, he wanted to let everyone know that he could resist the protector clans. This was not solely because of the Octoterra Divine Hall, but that he had his own strength as well.
The current him was no longer the Saint Ruler who could be undermined by all Saint Kings like ten years ago.
Everyone sucked in a breath and many people’s hearts began to thump involuntarily. Jian Chen’s current strength was already enough to make many of them tremble.
Tian Jian and Houston became stunned. Both of them stared at Jian Chen with their tongues tied as their hearts churned.
The two of them were the first ones to met Jian Chen. Back then, when Jian Chen was just a mere Earth Saint Master, they already knew him. As such, they understood Jian Chen’s growth very well. It was just that they could not connect it to this high-spirited person who dared to challenge the ten protector clans to the puny little Earth Saint Master from all those years ago.
All the members of the protector clans looked at one another. Back then, the reason they wanted to take the Winged Tiger God was because they completely undermined him as a Saint Ruler. Now that Jian Chen’s strength had skyrocketed and reached an unbelievable level, their opinions of him underwent great changes as well.
Just with his strength alone, Jian Chen was enough for the protector clans to treat with importance. In addition, he now possessed a divine hall as well, which made it even harder to deal with him.
Even if you ignored these factors, Jian Chen’s status was extremely special as he was a member of the Changyang protector clan.
The people looked at each other as they hesitated. None of them wanted to miss such an easy opportunity to take the Winged Tiger God, so they fell into a dilemma.
The great elders from the Yangji sect hesitated as well. Jian Chen had crushed a branch that they had established outside many years ago. They originally wanted to use this as an excuse for taking the Winged Tiger God, but they now hesitated after witnessing Jian Chen’s strength. They were uncertain whether they should continue on the matter and ask Jian Chen for an explanation.
Meanwhile, the Yiyuan sect did not let Jian Chen off so easily. A great elder yelled out, “Jian Chen, you injured our great elder Ling Yuanzi. You need to give us an explanation for that.”
“Ling Yuanzi heavily injured me in the ocean back then, almost causing me to die. I came to kill him in revenge. It’s an universally-accepted principle,” Jian Chen retorted without showing any weakness, before glaring at the surrounding people. He said furiously, “My Flame City was taken and the Flame Mercenaries were chased out! Do you dare to say that you protector clans had nothing to do with it?”