Chapter 1166: Returning to the Protector Clan (One)
Jian Chen was carried along by the great elders of the Changyang clan, flying into the distance as quickly as they could. The great elders had all reached Saint King many years ago, so their grasp over space was much more powerful that Jian Chen’s. At full speed, they were much faster than Jian Chen even when he used the Illusory Flash.
At this moment, all of them were stern. They only bothered to travel toward a far away region of space that was stable. They knew that they had basically become everyone’s enemy by taking Jian Chen away like this. They were great elders of a protector clan and possessed exalted statuses, but no one worried about their identities when the Saints’ Fruit was on the line.
There were no Saint Kings that could resist the temptation of reaching Saint Emperor. As long as they became Saint Emperors, they had no need to fear the protector clans, so they obviously had no need to be afraid of offending them.
A large group of human experts pursued from close behind. The people who knew the effects of the Saints’ Fruit were affected in particular, having become green with greed. Some of them used secret techniques to travel faster, so they rapidly drew closer to Jian Chen and the others.
Hong Lian, Hei Yu, and Rui Jin all kept a Saint Emperor busy each. They prevented the Saint Emperors from interfering with Jian Chen’s escape, and they were in no shape to consider anything else.
“Borrowing from the forces of the world, Locus Reversal!” The great elders of the Changyang clan used the secret technique again and traversed over a hundred kilometers. Afterward, they continued to flee with Jian Chen.
It was very taxing to use the secret technique, let alone the fact that they had to bring an additional person along. As a result, they could not use it continuously even with their strength, requiring a time to buffer.
The two parties, where one ran and the other pursued, traveled for a thousand kilometers before finally arriving in a region of space that was relatively more stable. Changyang Qing Yun immediately constructed a Space Gate.
At the same time, over ten balls of surging energy and sword Qi shot over from behind with lightning-like speed. Every single attack possessed devastating power. They were all attacks from Saint Kings at Great Perfection, some from protector clans and others from ancient clans or independent cultivators.
The violent attacks surged toward the Space Gate with unstoppable forces. Wherever they passed, the space would violently shake, as if it were about to shatter. The affected space impacted Changyang Qing Yun while he was creating a Space Gate as well, because the space there became rather unstable.
“Go quick!” Changyang Qing Yun growled. His voice was filled with worry.
All the great elders became extremely stern. Without any hesitation, they entered the Space Gate with Jian Chen as fast as they could.
The Space Gate disappeared instantly after they had all entered it. The space there had also returned to how it was, and soon afterward, all the attacks landed on that region of space. It caused the space there to shatter and the surrounding radius of several thousand meters to violently tremble.
“Dammit, those bastards from the Changyang clan. We actually let them get away…”
“I never thought that the Saints’ Fruit would end up with the Changyang clan in the end…”
“Looks like another Saint Emperor will appear on our Tian Yuan Continent soon. It’s just a pity that he’s not a member of our clan, but the Changyang clan’s…”
“Sigh, it only appears after forty thousand years, something many of our ancestors have missed purely because of luck. I’ve missed it just like this. What a pity, what a pity…”
“It’s all because of those three vagrant magical beasts that don’t belong to the Beast God Continent. If they didn’t do everything they did to protect Jian Chen, how would the fruit have ended up with the Changyang clan? Now they’ve done it. Not only do they have an unprecedented prodigy, they have an exceptional relationship with the Winged Tiger God. Coupled with a Saint Emperor in the future, is there still anyone on the Tian Yuan Continent that can stop them…”
All the experts broke into discussion. Regret and dejection crossed the faces of many while the experts from the protector clans appeared worried as well. The Changyang clan was now far more powerful than what they could imagine. None of them wished for a protector clan to be more powerful than themselves.
Boom! Boom! Boom!
Several violent sounds rang out as violent energy splattered in all directions. The space shook heavily after being struck while the supreme presence of Saint Emperors filled the surroundings. It was enough to cause the ground to shake from the presences alone.
Cangqiong stood proudly in the sky as he radiated with a supreme presence. He stood like he was a king looking down on his people. He had broken out of the secret technique from the five old men of Mercenary City with his supreme strength. His tremendous presence had directly crushed and collapsed Mo Tianyun’s figure.
The five old men violently jerked and a mouthful of blood shot out at the same time. The blood scattered into the air as mist, and they instantly became extremely pale. They were all haggard, and the light in the eyes of four of them quickly vanished, becoming dull. They collapsed to the ground. Only one of them managed to stay standing with much difficulty.
The last old man stared fixedly at Cangqiong who had broken free. He powerlessly said, “It’s a pity that the five of us have already reached the end of our lives. Otherwise… otherwise…” Before he could finish speaking, the light in his eyes faded rapidly as well. He had departed the world fill of unwillingness and regret.
Tian Jian and the elders of Mercenary City stood silently from afar as they looked at the five ice-cold corpses of the old men. All of their faces had darkened in sorrow.
They did not stop the five old men because they knew they did not have much time left. Even if they did not die here today, they would pass away in meditation in Mercenary City.
“The death of the five veterans has allowed the Tian Yuan Continent to keep the Saints’ Fruit. They laid down their lives for a noble cause. They died spectacularly in battle and did not pass away silently in Mercenary City,” Tian Jian heavily said.
Cangqiong slowly withdrew his supreme presence. He looked around nonchalantly and said, “The Saints’ Fruit has already been taken away, and it’s whereabouts are unknown. It’s about time I returned.” Although he had spoken very ordinarily, his voice echoed through the surroundings, allowing everyone to hear it clearly.
“No, Cangqing, we must obtain the Saints’ Fruit. You are the fastest in the world. You should be able to catch them,” Lankyros refused to give up.
However, before he could finish speaking, Cangqiong had already shot off into the distance as a faint blur. He seemed to have fused with space completely, moving through it silently. His speed was unbelievable, disappearing in an instant. To no surprise, he headed to the Beast God Continent.
“Cangqiong!” The tiger emperor angirly roared. He was extremely unwilling to give up, and even Kaiser’s complexion became extremely dark.
“Let’s go!” Kaiser ordered a retreat as he ground his teeth. He immediately abandoned his opponent with Lankyros and left.
This time, Hong Lian and Hei Yu did not stick to them desperately. They allowed him to leave, before heading to Rui Jin together.
The path lord raised an eyebrow and said, “Golden Divine Dragon, our battle ends here. Farewell.” With that, he was about to leave.
“Leaving won’t be that easy!” Rui Jin icily exclaimed. His killing intent was sharp as his sword shone brightly with golden light. He clung onto the path lord tightly.
“Scorching Purgatory!” Hong Lian cried out from afar. She had already arrived and the large swathes of white flames had already surged from the Scorching Godfire Hairpin, filling the region of outer space. It formed a huge fireball, enveloping both Rui Jin and the path lord. The terrifying temperature caused the space there to violently ripple. Even with the path lord’s grasp over the mysteries of the world, which were far more profound than any Saint King’s understanding, he was unable to use any spatial abilities to flee.
Afterward, the hairpin flew into the fireball and shot toward the path lord.
At the same time, Hei Yu rushed in with his origin energy armor as well. He shot a blade of light from his machete toward the path lord.