Chapter 1110: Return to the Turtle Clan
“Do you plan on taking the Saints’ Fruit?” Hong Lian stared at Jian Chen as she asked with her pleasant voice.
“Yes. I have to try to get my hands on the Saints’ Fruit. I have no idea if I will come back alive, so before I do go, I will leave behind the white tiger. I’ll trouble you two to look after the white tiger in the future,” Jian Chen seriously replied. He had always thought that the three of them stuck by his side to protect the young Winged Tiger God.
“We’ll go with you since you want to go to Death’s Nest. We all have origin energy armor and weapons, so even Saint Emperors can’t do anything to us. Your chances of obtaining the fruit will increase by a lot with us by your side,” said Rui Jin.
“The vengeful spirits should be of supreme yin in nature while my flames are supreme yang. They just happen to suppress these vengeful spirits. As long as the powerful existence mentioned by the sea goddess doesn’t appear, I believe these spirits can’t pose much of a threat to us,” Hong Lian also expressed her thoughts.
“I thank the seniors for their assistance.” Jian Chen immediately became overjoyed when he found out that Rui Jin and the other two were willing to go with him to Death’s Nest. Without a single doubt, the whole matter would become much easier with the assistance from three experts who were on-par with Saint Emperors.
Jian Chen left the artifact space. Hong Lian gently sighed after he had disappeared, “Jian Chen’s life is even more important than our own. I’d rather be injured than see him die.”
Rui Jin also gently sighed with that. His face became filled with melancholy as he said, “I have no relatives, friends or anyone I know in this outside world. Even my homeland has become a grave where living corpses roam. All my clansmen have disappeared without a trace. Jian Chen is our only hope to find our clansmen, so before he becomes powerful enough, we can’t let anything happen to him. Otherwise, we’ll never be able to return to our clans.”
“Rui Jin, do you really believe that Jian Chen will bring us to find our lost clansmen? Our people suddenly disappeared with the Winged Tiger God. They might not be in this world anymore. Does Jian Chen really have that ability?” Hong Lian stared deeply at Rui Jin.
“Even if we don’t believe Jian Chen has the capability, we should still believe the Winged Tiger God. Since the Winged Tiger God has said that Jian Chen can lead us back to our clansmen, he must have his reasons. It’s not like we have any other ideas outside of this. This is our only hope,” said Rui Jin.
“Before I go to Death’s Nest, I need to visit the sea realm. Tie Ta, it’s best if you stay in Mercenary City during this next period of time. Your characteristics are just too eye-catching. I’m afraid that a few people knowledgeable in the matters of ancient times will recognize you,” Jian Chen said to Tie Ta. He worried for him from the bottom of his heart.
Tie Ta shook his head and said, “Jian Chen, a lot of powerful Mysteries of War have appeared in my head. I feel like they are even more powerful than Saint Tier Battle Skills, and I have also obtained some powerful Mysteries of War comprehended by uncle Aergyns as well as his experience. I no longer fear the protector clans. Though, I do want to do to Death’s Nest with you. I want to venture the world with you,” Tie Ta was serious His eyes were filled with a yearning. To travel the world with Jian Chen, that was the wish he wanted the most. He was not strong enough and would only drag Jian Chen down before, but now he possessed the strength, so he obviously would not forgo the chance.
Jian Chen thought about it. He knew that Tie Ta’s current prowess in battle was probably no weaker than his own, and he also considered how Tie Ta had experienced too little due to his extreme growth. As a result, he agreed, “Alright then. Once I return from the sea realm, I’ll bring you with me to Death’s Nest.”
Tie Ta became excited. He foolishly smiled, “Then I’ll go home first. Jian Chen, remember to call me when you go to Death’s Nest.”
“We’re very far away from Tian Yuan Continent. I better ask senior Hei Yu to construct a Space Gate for you,” said Jian Chen.
“No need, I can return by myself,” Tie Ta shrugged. He thanked Hei Yu for his help before yelling, “Mysteries of War, Void-shattering Golden Body!” Tie Ta began to shine with a blinding golden light. He turned into a streak of golden light as he charged forward with lightning speed. Several hundred meters later, the space up ahead cracked open and a black hole appeared. Tie Ta charged through the hole and disappeared, still coated in a dense layer of golden light.
“What! He actually smashed through space with his body. He’s moving through another region of space!” Hei Yu became shocked as he uncontrollably spoke his thoughts. Jian Chen also became tongue-tied, unable to return to his senses even after a very long time.
Tie Ta walked a different path of cultivation. He had no need to comprehend the mysteries of the world. He could not rip open Space Gates, but he had other methods that achieved the same results as Space Gates.
“Space Gates need to be constructed in stable space, and they can’t sustain any attacks after forming, or they’ll collapse. Tie Ta’s ability doesn’t seem to have that limitation. He seems to be able to leave at will even when experts fight. T- this is much more powerful than Space Gates,” Hei Yu sighed in amazement.
“The abilities of the warring gods are actually so terrifying. Tie Ta’s only at the Fourth Heavenly Layer, yet he does not fear the protector clans anymore, yet in ancient times, Aergyns had surpassed Saint Emperor, but he was still slain by the Winged Tiger God. The Winged Tiger God really is unimaginably powerful,” Jian Chen emotionally sighed inside.
Afterward, Jian Chen made his way to the sea realm. Although the barrier of the sea realm prevented the entry of foreign Saint Kings, it has personally been cast down by the sea goddess. As a result, Jian Chen did not suffer this limitation through his connection with the sea goddess. He was able to pass through without any obstructions.
Jian Chen’s main purpose of going to the sea realm was for the divine water of the world. He had learned from the sword spirits that the water could cure Hong Lian of her backlash from the Rebirth of Fire.
Hong Lian was slain several times by Kaiser during the battle against the two Saint Emperors of the Beast God Continent and the path lord of carnal desires that had occurred above Cross Mountains. She had revived herself through the Rebirth of Fire, but the consequences were that her strength would drop, and she ended up at the Fifth Heavenly Layer. Hong Lian was the arch-nemesis of the vengeful spirits within Death’s Nest, so it was extremely possible that she would be the most useful out of the three. As a result, Jian Chen wanted to retrieve the water so that Hong Lian could recover her strength and, hence, increase their chances of success.
After all, he would not be facing against Saint Kings this time, but a group of Saint Emperor vengeful spirits that had been slain during an ancient war. Even if they no longer possessed their former strength, Jian Chen still felt pressured by their numbers.
A figure descended from the sky in a desolate mountain range within the sea realm. He stood on the highest peak as he observed his surroundings.
With a flip of his hand, Jian Chen pulled out a map of the sea realm from his space ring. He used the surrounding geographical features to determine his location. He was currently in the territory of the Sea Goddess Hall, only several hundred kilometers away from the Turtle clan.
Jian Chen left as a blur. He hurried along with the Illusory Flash, swiftly moving to the Turtle clan.
“We greet the ruler!”
As soon as Jian Chen walked through the main entrance of the clan, all the guards at the front knelt down on one knee in unison. They simultaneously greeted him. Their voices were filled with respect that originated from the bottom of their hearts.
Although Jian Chen had disappeared for many years, his prestige within the Turtle clan was still extremely great. Almost everyone within the clan recognized him.
The return of the ruler after so many years immediately caused quite a large disturbance in the Turtle clan. All the elders gathered in the conference hall regardless of how busy they were. Even a few elders in seclusion had come out.
Just as Jian Chen had returned to the Turtle clan, a graying old man stood outside a hall within the central divine hall of the Sea Goddess Hall. He said, “Guest elder, the ruler of the Turtle clan has returned.”
A female in azure clothes levitated two meters above the ground in the hall. She was extremely pretty and alluring, where her hair ran down her shoulders naturally, like a waterfall. It covered a portion of her face.
Suddenly, the woman snapped open her eyes. An almost visible light shot from her eyes, disappearing with a flash. Her gaze was extremely bright, as if it contained stars that glimmered inside. Vaguely, it possessed an odd allure, able to enchant people.
“I understand. You can leave,” Qing Yixuan commanded hin. Her voice was cold and possessed no emotions at all.
“Yes, esteemed guest elder.” An old voice rang out from outside and the old man quietly left.
Soon afterward, an azure figure left the central divine hall. It moved extremely quickly, disappearing into the distance in the blink of an eye.
Jian Chen sat casually on the throne in the center of the hall. The various elders of the Turtle clan formed two rows below him and reported on the recent developments of the Turtle clan one by one.
“Ruler, ever since we received elder Lan Jing, Xin Pian, and Mochas’ assistance, it has been smooth sailing in our attempts to retrieve our past crystal mines. We’ve recovered most of them while the remaining ones are large-scale mines of excellent quality. They produce an extremely great amount of grand quality crystal coins, and they are in the possession of a few large clans.”
“These clans are extremely powerful. Not only do they have several 15th Star Seasoul Warriors, they even have 16th Star experts. One of the clans’ ancestors is even closing in on the peak of the 16th Star. He’s an elder of the Sea Goddess Hall, and there’s even rumors that he will become a hall elder in the future.”
“During the time that you were gone, we discussed with them several times for them to return to the mines that belonged to us. However, we were declined every time, and a few small-scale conflicts even broke out. Elder Lan Jing, Xin Pian, and Mochas were injured.
The elders of the Turtle clan had reported the truth. Lan Jing, Xin Pian, and Mochas were the three disciplinary elders of the Heaven’s Spirit Hall that had chased down Jian Chen years ago. They were subdued by Jian Chen, and they now worked for Jian Chen.
“Which clan does that person who is close to becoming a hall elder belong to?” Jian Chen asked. He paid extremely great attention to that expert. Only Saint Kings at Great Perfection could take up the role of hall elders, so it meant that he was approaching Great Perfection soon.
“He’s the ancestor of the Tao family.” An elder replied.