Chapter 1096: Fragments of a Saint Tier Battle Skill
Killing a Ninth Heavenly Layer Saint King was like nothing to Rui Jin. He did not even glance at the squashed former Yama a second time. Instead, he turned around to look at the bloodied Jian Chen and asked, “Jian Chen, are you fine?”
Jian Chen sucked in a deep breath and slowly calmed himself down. Rui Jin’s supreme strength that slaughtered a Ninth Heavenly Layer Saint King deeply shocked Jian Chen. The Ninth Heavenly Layer stood at the very apex of Saint King. It still possessed some difference from Great Perfection, but this difference was tiny. Yet, the difference had become so extreme when it involved Rui Jin, becoming as wide as a chasm.
A Ninth Heavenly Layer Saint King could not resist Rui Jin. They could not even injure him.
Jian Chen shook his head, “I thank senior Rui Jin for your concern. I still can support myself.” Jian Chen’s voice was a little weak. His injuries from the battle against the Spectral Elder did not affect him much. On the other hand, the palm strike from the former Yama had heavily wounded him. If it were not for his Chaotic Body, he would have collapsed long ago.
Bi Dao flew over to Jian Chen’s side. Hong Lian’s pearl had blocked off Rui Jin’s earthshaking roar for Bi Dao. After all, the pearl could defend against all soul attacks, which was why he remained unaffected.
“Xiangtian, now that the Yama Hall has been devastated, the revenge of our Bi family is complete as well. This is all because of you. You’re very heavily injured right now, so you should go recover quickly, just in case it leaves behind any future problems.” Concern filled Bi Dao’s voice. Although Jian Chen’s strength left him deeply astounded, right now was obviously not the time for them to catch up.
Jian Chen nodded. Then, he ordered the five Saint Rulers who had just woken up to clean up the battlefield. Afterward, he entered the artifact space, while Rui Jin and the other two watched over the saint artifact.
Covered in blood, Jian Chen sat in the center of a room within a well-adorned hall of the palace. He completely bathed in extremely dense origin energy of Radiant Saint Force, which allowed his wounds to quickly recover.
The white-robed artifact spirit stood silently by Jian Chen’s side. He controlled the Radiant Saint Force origin energy, as it continuously entered Jian Chen’s body. Coupled with the recovery of his Chaotic Body, Jian Chen’s severe wounds started to vanish at an unbelievable rate.
Jian Chen did not use his own Radiant Saint Force origin energy. When he initially broke through to Class 7, he did not manage to fuse a lot of the origin energy into his soul, so this origin energy was a consumable. Every strand would disappear after he used it. It would be even more difficult to replenish than Chaotic Force. He needed his current Radiant Saint Force origin energy to form a foundation so that he could reach Class 8 in the future.
On the Tian Yuan Continent, the abilities of every single Radiant Saint Master was inborn. It would be decided as soon as they were conceived, so it was impossible to become a Radiant Saint Master after birth. As a result, it was much easier for Radiant Saint Masters to undergo breakthroughs. All a Class 6 Radiant Saint Master needed was to fuse some of the Radiant Saint Force origin energy into his soul to reach Class 7. Breaking through to Class 8 only needed accumulation, one needed to use vast amounts of Radiant Saint Force origin energy to increase the quality of their soul. That was the secret to reaching Class 8.
However, there had only ever been one Class 8 Radiant Saint Master in the ancient times. The world lacked Radiant Saint Force origin energy, so it did not offer the conditions required for the birth of Class 8 Radiant Saint Masters.
However, Jian Chen possessed the saint artifact that specially refined Radiant Saint Force origin energy. He possessed an overwhelming advantage, so reaching Class 8 was only a matter of time for him.
Jian Chen fully recovered after four hours. He left the room after he changed into a set of clean clothes. Then, he asked the artifact spirit about the elite members of the Flame Mercenaries he had sent into the artifact space.
“Master, they have constantly fought magical beasts, continuously increasing their experience in battle and their mastery over Heaven Tier Battle Skills. A small portion of them have broken through to Heaven Saint Master now, while the rest are all Earth Saint Masters,” reported the artifact spirit.
Jian Chen nodded in satisfaction, “They really are improving quite quickly. I haven’t poured so many heavenly resources into them for nothing. Once they reach the peak of Heaven Saint Master, I’ll send them to Mercenary City and get Xiao Ling to assist them in breaking through to Saint Ruler. Artifact spirit, remember that none of them are allowed to die in here.”
“This one understands. But master, even though the heavenly resources have improved their constitutions, merely a good constitution will not allow one to reach Saint Ruler. They need to have high levels of comprehension, and I’ve observed every single of them. I’ve discovered that almost all of them have no hope of reaching Saint Ruler. Their limit is Heaven Saint Master,” said the artifact spirit.
“You don’t need to worry about this. There is a wondrous item in the sea realm called the divine water of the world. It possesses marvelous effects on the soul. Once consumed, it can make up for this aspect that they lack,” Jian Chen said confidently. He was extremely confident in regards to everything. This group of people had followed him the earliest out of everyone. They were also the same people who joined the Flame Mercenaries the earliest, so he poured everything he had into raising them. He wanted to develop them into the core power of the Flame Mercenaries.
Jian Chen could not help but grow excited when he thought about the fact that the Flame Mercenaries would have several dozen Saint Rulers as their core power in the future.
Although the current Flame Mercenaries possessed enough people who could stand at the very top, it was far too lacking in terms of experts that belonged to the center—not too weak or strong. They were nowhere near ancient clans. However, this aspect could not be made up for in a short amount of time, and it needed to be accumulated over time.
At this moment, a rumble shook up another hall nearby. A pressure that originated from the world permeated the surroundings. It was extremely powerful and heavy as if a supreme lord had descended, which caused everything to submit to its rule. It could deeply shock anyone.
Jian Chen stood outside his own hall, as he stared deeply at the hall where the sound came from. He remained silent.
“Master, your friend is trying to alter the Saint Tier Battle Skill. He has tried things like this many times in the past few years, almost demolishing the hall several times. I ended up toughening his hall specially,” the artifact spirit said as some helplessness filled his face.
“The Octoterra Emperor left behind this Saint Tier Battle Skill. Its might is far greater than battle skills that Saint Kings can create, so it won’t be easy if Nubis wants to alter a Saint Tier Battle Skill for members of the Sea race so that it suits magical beasts. However, he seems to have achieved some success now. I just wonder how much time he needs before he completes it truly,” murmured Jian Chen. Reminiscence filled his eyes. Nubis had already gone into seclusion for many years now, so he somewhat missed the times where they had fought and struggled for their lives together.
Jian Chen left the artifact space. When he appeared in the outside world again, Rui Jin’s Dragon’s Domain had already vanished. The surroundings had returned to their previous state, while the great banner of the Flame Mercenaries was firmly planted on the highest point of the ruined divine hall. It danced and moved about in the wind, signaling the victory of the Flame Mercenaries.
The five Saint Rulers arrived before Jian Chen and passed over a Space Ring. They said, “The after battle clean-up is complete. All the Space Rings and treasures within the divine hall have been stored in there.”
As soon as Jian Chen accepted the Space Ring, Rui Jin flew out from the ruins. He held two square, stone tablets that were a meter wide and long, as he arrived before Jian Chen. He said, “Jian Chen, look what this is.” He directly flung the two pieces of stone toward Jian Chen as he smiled.
Jian Chen caught the two tablets with a single hand and his hand immediately sunk. The two tablets that were not very big were extraordinarily heavy, actually more heavy than gold. There were clear images distinctly carved into them, but it was incomplete.
Jian Chen raised the two tablets and carefully examined the images. Afterward, a gleam of light flashed through his eyes, and he immediately pulled out a similar stone tablet from his Space Ring. The three stone pieces were the same in both size and color, just that the carvings differed.
“These are fragments of a Saint Tier Battle Skill!” Jian Chen exclaimed in surprise. The Saint Tier Battle Skill fragment in his possession was obtained when several kingdoms formed a coalition and attacked the Gesun Kingdom. He had found it in the treasury of the Qiangan Kingdom.
“Correct, these are fragments of a Saint Tier Battle Skill. It seems like it has been split into six pieces,” Hei Yu said indifferently. A Saint Tier Battle Skill may mean nothing to Jian Chen, but it was much, much more than that to the Flame Mercenaries.
Jian Chen stowed the three fragments away before thanking Hei Yu. Then, he left with everyone else. Jian Chen had already sent Bi Dao into the artifact space so that he could properly recuperate.
Hei Yu personally ripped open a Space Gate to the Changyang clan in Lore City. After that, they left with Jian Chen.
The surroundings fell into a deathly silence once more with their departure. Only a large pile of corpses and a devastated divine hall stood there. A light breeze traveled through the place and blew the bloody smell everywhere.
Only a bunch of ruins and corpses remained of the Yama Hall, which was one of the three great assassination organizations that had stood on the Tian Yuan Continent for over a hundred thousand years.
Jian Chen let the five Saint Rulers return to Flame City by themselves after they returned to the Changyang clan. Afterward, he paid a visit to Bi Yuntian’s room all by himself. All he found was his mother sitting by her bed, as she sewed a piece of clothing lined with golden silk.
“Mother!” Jian Chen called out. Although she was already more than fifty years old, Bi Yuntian still had the appearance of a lady in her twenties. Time left no mark on her face, but she did seem much more mature and much more dignified.