Chapter 1021: Tracks of the Murderers
Houston silently lay on the floor with his eyes closed. He seemed to be at peace. No one knew just what would happen to him in the process of the Empyrean Demon Orb taking him as a master.
The process went for far longer than Jian Chen had anticipated. He stood by Houston's side for seven whole days and nights, until Houston finally woke up.
Jian Chen could immediately sense that Houston's gaze had become much sharper than before, as he slowly opened his eyes.
"Uncle Xiu, how is it? Is everything successful?" Jian Chen asked out of concern.
Houston rose up from the ground and firmly stood. Unconcealable delight filled his eyes, which also possessed some mixed emotions.
"Never did I think, never did I think. Never did I possibly think that the cultivation method of my Bloodsword sect was actually from this Empyrean Demon Orb…" Houston produced a long sigh of wonder.
"Only now do I know that the unique cultivation manual of my Bloodsword sect is adapted from the Empyrean Demon Arts. Not only is it incomplete, but it's far weaker than the Empyrean Demon Arts," Houston sighed emotionally after he learned the truth. Who had ever thought that the Bloodsword sect of the three great assassination organizations hid such a startling secret.
"Uncle Xiu, the Empyrean Demon Arts is a cultivation manual that surpassed the Saint Tier. If you cultivate it, I believe you'll be able to break through to Saint Emperor successfully without much time," Jian Chen smiled. If Houston could become a Saint Emperor, it would be greatly beneficial for both himself and the Tian Yuan Continent.
A sliver of emotion appeared in Houston's eyes, but it disappeared very quickly. After some thought, he said, "I only have a little more than a hundred years of life left. It's not very long, so it'll completely depend on the wonders of the Empyrean Demon Arts if I can break through to Saint Emperor in that time or not."
Jian Chen's heart tightened. He had never thought that uncle Xiu would have so little life remaining. Although over a century was a very long time, it would only be equal to going into seclusion once for people at uncle Xiu's level.
"I hope uncle Xiu can break through to Saint Emperor as soon as possible using the Empyrean Demon Arts," Jian Chen prayed secretly.
"The only pity is that my soul seems to be under some type of restriction from the Empyrean Demon Orb, such that I can't transcribe the contents of the cultivation manual. Otherwise, I could complete the cultivation manual of the Bloodsword sect." Houston found this to be unfortunate.
At that moment, Houston seemed to think of something. After hesitating slightly, he pulled out a blood-red arrow banner and said to Jian Chen, "Jian Chen, there are still two people alive out of those who murdered your parents. If you want to take revenge, take this arrow banner and go find the four protectors of the Bloodsword sect. They know where the two of them are," said Houston, as he passed the arrow banner over.
Dense killing intent immediately began to shine in Jian Chen's eyes. He could still remember clearly that there were a total of five people who had murdered his parents. He had killed three of them with the four protectors of the Bloodsword sect in the City of God several years ago, while the two more powerful people remained alive. They had fled using a secret technique.
Jian Chen originally thought that the four protectors had felled the two other murderers. He did not expect them to be still alive.
Jian Chen slowly extended a hand and accepted the arrow banner from Houston. He clenched it tightly in his hand, as he said icily, "I will find the two of them with the greatest speed possible and make them pay a heavy price for what they did all those years ago."
Houston glanced at the banner arrow in Jian Chen's hand, and he smiled profoundly. However, the expression disappeared very quickly, and he said, "Jian Chen, I'll immediately return to Longevity Valley for secluded cultivation as soon as I leave the saint artifact. I'll try to break through to Saint Emperor before I pass away. Jian Chen, you've killed quite a lot of people in your journeys in these few years. Moreover, your strength has increased just too quickly as well. Once you deal with all your matters, bring Little Fatty with you to Longevity Valley. I hope you can stay there for ten years."
"Uncle Xiu, I will definitely listen to you and stay there for ten years after I deal with my matters at hand," said Jian Chen seriously. He respected uncle Xiu, and it was not only respect. He knew that uncle Xiu was thinking for him for all this time.
Houston happily nodded. The fact that Jian Chen could remain neither arrogant or rash despite his increased strength satisfied Houston.
Jian Chen left the saint artifact with You Yue, Rum Guinness, Xiao Bai, and Houston. Houston bid farewell to everyone as soon as he left the city and returned to Longevity Valley alone.
Jian Chen was impatient to find the other two murderers, so he did not stay for much longer in Mercenary City either. He directly moved off after he bid Tian Jian farewell.
"Big brother, big brother, are you leaving again?" Just as Jian Chen made his way through the giant barrier around the city, he heard Xiao Ling's voice. She was unwilling to part with him, and she seemed like she was on the verge of tears.
Jian Chen looked around but he did not see Xiao Ling. As a result, he spoke to the thin air, "Xiao Ling, big brother still has some important matters to deal with, so big brother cannot stay behind with you. Big brother will come and see you the as soon as he has time, okay?"
Rui Jin, Hei Yu, and Hong Lian did not show any odd expressions this time Jian Chen seemingly spoke to himself. They looked around with a rather courteous gaze. They knew that the barrier spirit who had surpassed Saint Emperor was currently talking with Jian Chen. Additionally, she had concealed herself in this region of space. They could not find her location no matter what with their current strength.
"Big brother, Xiao Ling feels that the people of the World of Forsaken Saints will break through the seal without much time. Big brother is still too weak. Xiao Ling wants to help big brother increase his strength. Xiao Ling can invoke the mysteries of the world for big brother to comprehend." Xiao Ling's soft voice rang out. Her voice was no longer as energetic as Jian Chen had once heard. Instead, unhappiness, misery, and alarm filled her voice.
Jian Chen could imagine how pitiful Xiao Ling was right now, even though he could not see her. Right now, Xiao Ling was like a fragile little girl that a group of despicable bad people had frightened. Without anyone to rely on like her parents, she was filled with helplessness and fear.
"Xiao Ling, big brother really has important things to deal with, so big brother can't comprehend the mysteries of the world that you can invoke. However, big brother has some friends. Why don't you invoke the mysteries for them to comprehend, so that they can grow stronger faster?" Jian Chen said. However, he was internally delighted. With that, he could bring over all the Sixth Cycle Heaven Saint Masters and Saint Rulers from the Changyang clan of Lore City and get Xiao Ling to invoke the mysteries of the world for them to comprehend.
"As long as it's big brother's friends, Xiao Ling can invoke it all of them. Big brother, are your friends them? But they're at the Great Perfection of Saint King. The mysteries of the world for breaking through to Saint Emperor are just too complicated. It's very hard for Xiao Ling to invoke it completely, so Xiao Ling might not be able to help them." Xiao Ling became slightly dejected as if the fact that she could not help Jian Chen left her very unhappy.
"No, of course, it's not them…" Jian Chen quickly comforted Xiao Ling. At the same time, he introduced her to Ming Dong, who was currently trying to break through in Mercenary City. This way, Xiao Ling could help him out.
After some consideration, Jian Chen also left behind Rum Guinness, so that Xiao Ling could invoke the mysteries of the world for Rum Guinness to comprehend. That way, Rum Guinness' strength would increase.
As for Xiao Bai, he was a Winged Tiger God so he did not need to comprehend the mysteries of the world like ordinary people thanks to his natural talent. Enough energy was the only requirement, so Jian Chen did not leave behind the white tiger.
On the other hand, Tie Ta was the war god of the Hundred Races. His path of cultivation was different from ordinary people. He did not need to comprehend the mysteries of the world. As a result, Xiao Ling did not need to invoke the mysteries for him.
Jian Chen originally wanted to leave behind You Yue as well, but she was just too weak right now. She was nowhere near the level where she needed to comprehend the mysteries of the world, so he could only drop the idea.
Xiao Ling moved very quickly. As soon as Jian Chen told her the people to invoke the mysteries to, she immediately took Rum Guinness deep underground. Ming Dong, who was currently cultivating in an independent space of Mercenary City, also disappeared. Xiao Ling had secretly him taken away. Even Tian Jian failed to notice his absence.
Jian Chen carried You Yue, as he left Mercenary City with Rui Jin, Hei Yui, and Hong Lian. They traveled toward the location of the four protectors of the Bloodsword sect under the guidance of arrow banner from Houston.
"Once I eliminate the murders of my parents from all those years ago, I'll immediately return to the Changyang clan and bring over my great grandfathers as well as Jiede Tai. That way, Xiao Ling can invoke the mysteries of the world for them. I'll visit the Felicity Empire of the three great empires after that. Bi Jian, you've devastated my Flame Mercenaries, so I will definitely not forgive you," thought Jian Chen, as he soared in the air. These were his plans for the future.
The blood-red arrow banner flowed with a faint red light in Jian Chen's hand, as it led the way. Since Jian Chen did not know the precise location of the four protectors, he could not get Rui Jin and the others to rip open a Space Gate and arrive there immediately.