Chapter 1087: Comprehending the Great Divination Technique
“And the ten protector clans of the Tian Yuan Continent all have an Emperor Armament similar to the one in the Changyang clan. They’ve all been passed down since the ancient times, left behind by their ancestors.” Jian Chen learned many secrets from the records.
Afterward, Jian Chen checked on some comprehensions and experiences for cultivation left behind by some seniors. He left after staying there for two days. Although they were invaluable, equivalent to someone’s legacy, they were mostly of no help to him. All they provided him with was some information that he could draw on, broadening his understanding.
In the end, Jian Chen visited the section where the battle skills and cultivation methods were stored. He discovered several dozen Heaven Tier Battle Skills and cultivation methods, as well as a few Saint Tier cultivation methods sealed by a force and a few stone carvings of Saint Tier Battle Skills.
Jian Chen pulled out a brush and ink from his Space Ring and copied down a few Heaven Tier Battle skills and cultivation methods before leaving the library. Although they were useless to him, they were invaluable to the Changyang clan in Lore City and the Flame Mercenaries.
Jian Chen did not bother with the Saint Tier cultivation techniques. They were sealed up by an ancient secret technique and could only be unlocked with a corresponding method. He could not read them at all. On the other hand, the Saint Tier Battle Skills were carved into stone tablets and required comprehension. Unless he could take the tablets away, there was no method of transcribing their content.
The section containing the ancient secret techniques was enveloped by a layer of the divine hall’s powerful energy. It had basically become an independent world, so Jian Chen could not enter even though he was interested.
Jian Chen returned to the discussion hall of the divine hall after emerging from the library. He then proceeded to Changyang Zu Yunxiao to hear about Huang Luan.
“My great-grandson, Qing Yun has yet to come out. He probably hasn’t removed the ancient secret technique completely. After all, any secret technique that affects the soul is relatively difficult to deal with. Any carelessness can lead to severe consequences. Just wait for a few more days. You cannot hurry this,” sighed Changyang Zu Yunxiao.
Helpless, Jian Chen could only remain in the protector clan. During that time, he paced about outside the room, but he could not check on the situation inside at all. His presence still could not pass through the walls of the divine hall.
Jian Chen found an empty room and planned to go into seclusion for a few days due to boredom.
In a room with only a ray of light, Jian Chen sat on the ground. With the flip of his hand, he pulled out the Octoterra Divine Hall from his Space Ring.
Divine halls could only be created by Saint Emperors, and they would fuse in their comprehension of space. This was why divine halls could shrink and expand. It currently stood in Jian Chen’s hand as the size of a fist.
“The divine hall’s been reduced to ruins by Kaiser of the Beast God Continent. It’s power is still circulating inside, currently recovering automatically, but it’ll probably take a very long time at this rate,” Jian Chen stared at the ruined divine hall as he felt pity inside.
Two jade-white, glistening skeletons of Saint Emperors sat in the divine hall. They were left behind by the second and third masters of the Octoterra Divine Hall. Each skeleton hid extremely pure energy, and Jian Chen could even vaguely feel a vast and profound presence in each skeleton. They were the mysteries of the world, having fused perfectly with the pure energy within.
Jian Chen understood that absorbing the energy within the skeletons would also lead to the comprehension of the mysteries of the world that was in the energy. However, the comprehension would depend on luck and ability.
“These two skeletons are treasures that cannot be purchased with money, especially on this continent. If a Saint Emperor’s skeleton appeared, probably even the protector clans wouldn’t be able to sit still. They’ll definitely go and try take it for themselves,” murmured Jian Chen. He knew the value of the skeletons extremely well.
“The energy required for the fourth layer of the Chaotic Body is much more than the third. Even if I absorb both skeletons, it won’t be enough for me to reach the fourth layer. At the same time, I cannot reach Saint King with my comprehension, so the mysteries of the world would be wasted for nothing. If I give it to Ming Dong or great-grandfather Bi Hai, their strength will definitely skyrocket and reach Saint King in the shortest time possible. That’s the best way to use the Saint Emperor skeletons.” Jian Chen put the divine hall away. He did not plan on using the skeletons for himself.
Jian Chen then pulled out an ancient book from his Space Ring. It was the Great Divination Technique he had obtained from old man Situ all those years ago.
The Great Divination Technique was known as a book of a way to the sword spirits. It belonged to the Way of Divination. It was an extremely special and obscure way that was very difficult to comprehend, and incredibly few people would comprehend it. However, its wonder and uniqueness was beyond imagination. It could predict the future, show the truths of the world, perceive the mysteries of the universe, and exhibit the origin of everything.
Jian Chen opened the book and began reading it diligently. He was very interested in this book of a way that could forecast the future.
The method to practice the Great Divination Technique was not recorded in words. Instead, it was constructed from a few simple-looking but profound lines and images.
The lines and images seemed to fuse with the world and the ways. Although they were simple, they gave people a feeling of possessing everything. The shape and trajectory of every line and image seemed to demonstrate the beginning of the universe.
Jian Chen became deeply drawn in very soon, submerged in the mysteries of the Great Divination Technique. At that moment, Jian Chen seemed to see a limitless universe, and he also seemed to see a world of chaos. He seemed to see the birth of the universe as well, and in a daze, he seemed to understand something, yet he understood nothing. It was intangible, where he could not grasp it even when he tried.
The Great Divine Technique was extremely profound. With just a few lines, it drew Jian Chen’s conscience to a different world.
In the blink of an eye, half a month passed. Jian Chen remained in the room, comprehending the Great Divination Technique. He was deeply submerged into it, where he did not stir even once.
During this period of time, Changyang Zu Yunxiao and Changyang Zu Xiao visited him many times. Seeing how he was cultivating, they did not disturb him and silently left.
In another room of the divine hall, the ruddy, sage-like Changyang Qing Yun sat with Huang Luan. Both of them had their eyes closed and were completely serious.
Changyang Qing Yun’s finger remained planted between Huang Luan’s eyebrows. Powerful pulses of energy were emitted from the tip of the finger as the profound presence of the mysteries of the world and a desolate, mysterious presence surged into Huang Luan’s forehead.
Suddenly, Changyang Qing Yun snapped open his eyes. An odd gleam appeared in his eyes as they were widely opened. They seemed fierce.
“Break!” Changyang Qing Yun bellowed and used an ancient secret technique with his strength at the Great Perfection of Saint King. The two presences stabbed into the center of Huang Luan’s eyebrows like a sword, forcing out the seal on Huang Luan’s soul. Afterward, the mysterious, desolate presence immediately surrounded it. Using the Void Soul Transcendence, it burned the seal planted on Huang Luan’s soul into nothingness.
Now that the seal on Huang Luan was removed, Changyang Qing Yun could not help but deeply exhale. He softly sighed, “I finally removed that seal after so much effort.” But soon after speaking, a sinister smile appeared on his face. He seemed to be fiendish, conflicting with his sagely appearance.
“I can’t just help you remove this ancient secret technique for nothing. There has to be something in it for me as well.” Changyang Qing Yun bit the tip of his tongue and drew out a droplet of essence blood. Forming a seal with his hands, he used an ancient secret technique to refine the blood, which then entered between Huang Luan’s eyebrows in the form of a wisp. It fused with her soul, becoming a part of her soul.
Huang Luan felt nothing with her eyes closed. She had fallen unconscious long ago, losing all sense of the outside world.
After all that, Changyang Qing Yun smiled when he succeeded. However, he returned to how he acted before very quickly. He gently extended a finger to Huang Luan’s forehead again and woke her up.
Huang Luan slowly opened her eyes. She looked at Changyang Qing Yun in confusion first, but a gleam of light flashed through her eyes soon after. She politely asked, “Senior, may I ask if the ancient secret technique has been removed?”
Changyang Qing Yun smiled amicably. His smile was filled with benevolence as he slowly said, “It’s been removed successfully. Girl, you don’t need to worry about it anymore.”
“Thank you senior.” Huang Luan rejoiced and immediately thanked Changyang Qing Yun after standing up.
Jian Chen quickly learned about how Huang Luan’s seal was removed. He immediately stopped his comprehension of the Great Divination Technique to meet up with her.
The Great Divination Technique really was profound. Even though Jian Chen had entered such a wondrous state, he had still failed to comprehend the technique. However, he did seem to vaguely understand some of the laws within the technique.
Huang Luan sweetly smiled to Jian Chen in the hall, “Jian Chen, the ancient secret technique planted on my soul has finally been removed.”
Rejoicing, Jian Chen wholeheartedly thanked Changyang Qing Yun. After talking a little more, he bid farewell to everyone. He wanted to leave the protector clan.
“Xiangtian, you’re leaving so soon! Why don’t you stay for a few more days?” Changyang Qing Yun urged.
“I still have matters to attend to, so I don’t have much time on hand,” said Jian Chen.
“Go deal with your important matters first since you need to attend to them. Though, do come back and visit the clan whenever you have time,” Changyang Zu Yunxiao and Changyang Zu Xiao walked in from outside. They spoke for Jian Chen.
Changyang Qing Yun became hesitant. He said in the end, “Xiangtian, since you have matters at hand, you should go. Though, we do hope you can leave the Winged Tiger God with the clan. We will use everything we have to raise it and provide it with an even greater space to grow in.”
Jian Chen’s expression changed slightly. He did not think that the Changyang clan would still be thinking of the Winged Tiger God and that they would try to take it right now.
“I thank you on Xiao Bai’s behalf, elder Qing Yun. However, Xiao Bai doesn’t need any assistance in any aspects right now,” Jian Chen declined without any hesitation. The Changyang clan had existed for over a million years. They possessed countless ancient secret techniques, so he worried that they would use one of them to control Xiao Bai if he left the white tiger here or do detrimental things to the white tiger.